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  • Paint Mojo - A Mixed-Media Workshopby Tracy Verdugo

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 29.99

    Claim the beauty of your unique, authentic expression. Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play. On this painterly journey, Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad of vibrantly-hued mark making, painting and... more...

  • Picassoby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Pablo Picasso está entre os artistas mais famosos do século XX, cujas obras testemunham o paralelismo entre a sua obra e a sua vida e sublinham o impacto de encontros e acontecimentos importantes. more...

  • Portraitureby Shearer West

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 18.99

    This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity,and gender are considered within a cultural and historical... more...

  • Rhetorik und Inszenierung des Heiligenby Georg Henkel

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2004; US$ 51.87

    Mit der Reformation scheint die Geschichte des krafterfüllten Kult- bzw. Gnadenbildes im Westen konfessionsübergreifend an ein Ende gekommen zu sein: Von den Reformatoren wurde es als Idolatrie verworfen, von den Altgläubigen nur äußerst eingeschränkt als pädagogisch wertvolles Kultobjekt restituiert. Es habe, so eine gängige Forschungsmeinung, einer... more...

  • Spätantike Kaiserporträtsby Richard Delbrueck

    De Gruyter 1978; US$ 391.00

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  • Surfaceby Simon Standing

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.00

    This book is a collection of six papers from the 2004 Land/Water and Surface symposium. These works contribute both to contemporary academic debates within artist and curatorial practices, and to understanding within related areas of experience and knowledge. Central themes include: sustainability; representation of change, journey, place and visual... more...

  • Symmetryby Hermann Weyl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Symmetry is one of the ideas by which man through the ages has tried to comprehend and create order, beauty, and perfection. Starting from the view that symmetry = harmony of proportions , this book gradually develops first the geometric concept of symmetry in its several forms as bilateral, translatory, rotational, ornamental, and crystallographic... more...

  • Too Beautiful to Pictureby Elizabeth C. Mansfield

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Few tales of artistic triumph can rival the story of Zeuxis. As first reported by Cicero and Pliny, the painter Zeuxis set out to portray Helen of Troy, but when he realized that a single model could not match Helen?s beauty, he combined the best features of five different models. A primer on mimesis in art making, the Zeuxis myth also illustrates ambivalence... more...

  • Under the Hammerby James Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 32.99

    When we think of breaking images, we assume that it happens somewhere else. We also tend to think of iconoclasts as barbaric. Iconoclasts are people like the Taliban, who blew up Buddhist statues in 2001. We tend, that is, to look with horror on iconoclasm.This book argues instead that iconoclasm is a central strand of Anglo-American modernity. Our... more...

  • Water and Artby David Clarke

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Restless, protean, fluid, evanescent?despite being a challenge to represent visually, water has gained a striking significance in the art of the twentieth century. This may be due to the fact that it allows for a range of metaphorical meanings, many of which are particularly appropriate to the modern age. Water is not merely a subject of contemporary... more...