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  • The Material and the Idealby Anthony Cutler; Arietta Papaconstantinou

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Contains papers which focus on topics ranging from the changing role of the apse and the layout of late antique basilicas to holy relics said to have been brought from Constantinople. This title contains articles which address the nature and impact of specific media - goldsmiths' work, ivory and ceramics. more...

  • Contesting the Logic of Paintingby Charles E. Barber

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    Drawing on philosophical and theological writings produced in eleventh-century Byzantium, this book offers a reading of the icon and Byzantine aesthetics that expands our understanding of these topics. more...

  • Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Artby Charmaine A. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    Charmaine A. Nelson analyzes not only how, where, why and by whom black female subjects have been represented in Western art, but also what the social and cultural impacts of the colonial legacy of racialized western representation have been. She poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways... more...

  • The Art of Loving Krishnaby Cynthia Packert

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across... more...

  • Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologiesby Roger Narayan; Mrityunjay Singh; McKittrick

    Wiley 2010; US$ 114.00

    This volume is a collection of twenty-two cutting edge research papers from teh symposia on Nano-Biotechnology and Ceramics in Biomedical Applications and Advances in Biomineralized Ceramics, Bioceramics, and Bioinspired Designs, which were presented at the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramics and Glass Technology (PACRIM-8). The symposia was focused... more...

  • The Disabled Body in Contemporary Artby Ann Millett-Gallant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...

  • The Female Crucifixby Ilse E. Friesen

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    Featuring more than twenty illustrations, including several works of art that were rediscovered by the author and are published here for the first time, The Female Crucifix: Images of St. Wilgefortis Since the Middle Ages provides a new perspective on a very old phenomenon. The legendary bearded female St. Wilgefortis, also known by a variety... more...

  • The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Artby Sara Kuehn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 254.00

    This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges... more...

  • Push Me, Pull Youby Sarah Blick; Laura Gelfand

    BRILL 2011; US$ 339.00

    Medieval and Renaissance viewers demanded art and architecture that provoked emotional and/or performative interactivity. The authors of these essays explore the history of this call and response from the view of both artists and devotees. more...

  • American Women Artists in Wartime, 1776–2010by Paula E. Calvin; Deborah A. Deacon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    For generations, men have left their homes and families to defend their country while their wives, mothers and daughters remained safely at home, outwardly unaffected. A closer examination reveals that women have always been directly impacted by war. In the last few years, they have actively participated on the front lines. This book tells the story... more...