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  • 100% Evilby Nicholas Blechman

    Springer 2005; US$ 14.95

    "There's evil in the world." George W. Bush And lots of it. The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? An ex-girlfriend? Your landlord? Your boss? Hanna Arendt said it was banal. The Red Sox think of the Yankees. And in this hilarious, disturbing, quirky, and brilliant little book, noted illustrators Nicholas Blechman... more...

  • Art and Its Usesby Ezra Mendelsohn; Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern... more...

  • Photographyby Steve Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. - ;Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives... more...

  • Woman and Art in Early Modern Latin Americaby Richard E. Phillips; Kellen Kee McIntyre

    BRILL 2006; US$ 144.00

    An illustrated anthology that brings together a collection of essays, which explore the position of women and the contributions made by them to the arts and architecture of early modern Latin America. more...

  • 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...

  • Renaissance Bodiesby Lucy Gent; Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion Books 1997; US$ 29.00

    Renaissance Bodies is a unique collection of views on the ways in which the human image has been represented in the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. The subjects discussed range from high art to popular culture ? from portraits of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking religious fanaticism ? and include miniatures, manners, anatomy,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of circulation and the consequences of consumption. She analyzes... 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$ 118.00

    Preface ix Introduction xi SYNTHESIS TECHNIQUES A Role for Electrochemical Synthesis in Bioceramlc Composite Materials 3 M. Ramesh Kumar, Erika F. Merschrod, and Kristin M. Poduska Electro Thermally Polarized Sintered Bulk-HAP and HAP-Coated Ti for Biomédical Applications 15 Subhadip Bodhak, Susmita Bose, and Amit Bandyopadhyay... more...