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  • Word and Image in Arthurian Literatureby Keith Busby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17 th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies? directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation and relation to literary themes. Close attention... more...

  • The Art of Warby Sun Tzu

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of thirteen chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare, such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spies. Influential in eastern civilization for... more...

  • Natural Curiosityby Louise Anemaat

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99

    Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations.The... more...

  • Vishvarupaby Michelle Cahill

    Five Islands Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Michelle Cahill's poems are astonishingly rich and new, their feet so deeply planted in timeless myth. This book is a truly profound example of the power of poetry to absorb and transcend our merely secular selves, filling the reader with multiple delights. Our literature is immediately changed by Vishvarupa. more...

  • Ein Lob auf den Hinternby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Diese Mega Square Ausgabe würdigt den sinnlichsten Teil des weiblichen Körpers. Der aufschlussreiche Text des Experten Hans-Jürgen Döpp betrachtet den Hintern als Körperteil, der sowohl starke Erotik als auch weiche Weiblichkeit ausstrahlt. Künstler jeden Genres wurden bereits von seiner Anziehungskraft verführt. Dieser Titel lockt mit seinen lebendigen... more...

  • Loveby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    A timeless theme that cannot be ignored, love has always fascinated artists. Painters, sculptors and even architects have drawn inspiration from and illustrated it. Ever new, love has led artists to create the masterworks of their life. From Titian?s Sacred and Profane Love to Brancusi?s The Kiss, the treatment of love has changed along with time... more...

  • Ángelesby Clara Erskine Clement

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    La espléndida estética de los ángeles continúa ejerciendo una atracción irrefrenable incluso en la actualidad. Las imágenes de estos mensajeros celestiales transmiten, en su grandiosidad, protección, inocencia y calma, lo que les ha convertido en una fuente de inspiración para artistas religiosos a lo largo de toda la historia del arte. Este libro... more...

  • Angelsby Clara Erskine Clement

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Even today, the splendid appearance of angels remains undiminished. Images of these heavenly and powerful messengers convey protection, innocence and calm, and have been an inspiration to religious artists throughout the history of art. This book illustrates the most impressive representations of angels, from delicate, whimsical cupids to majestic... more...

  • Ikonenby Lioudmila Millaeva

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Dieses Buch analysiert die Entwicklung ikonischer Kunst von seinen Anfängen in byzantinischer Epoche bis zur Zeit des Russischen Reiches. Ikonen sind ein grundlegendes Element der Kunstgeschichte und es ist daher entscheidend zu verstehen, wie diese Darstellungsform begann und sich über Jahrhunderte entwickelte. Ikonen wurde von einer der weltweiten... more...

  • Madonnenby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Zur Zeit der Renaissance porträtierten die italienischen Maler traditionell die Frauen ihrer Mäzene als Madonnen. Oft stellten sie sie schöner dar als sie in Wirklichkeit waren. Über Jahrhunderte hinweg wurde die Jungfrau Maria in religiösen Gemälden als milde und beschützende Mutter Gottes gemalt. Mit der Zeit verlor die Jungfrau allerdings viele... more...