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  • Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Artby Meiqin Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture,... 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...

  • Biko's Ghostby Shannen L. Hill

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    ?When you say, ?Black is Beautiful,? what in fact you are saying . . . is: Man, you are okay as you are; begin to look upon yourself as a human being.? With such statements, Stephen Biko became the voice of Black Consciousness. And with Biko?s brutal death in the custody of the South African police, he became a martyr, an enduring symbol of the horrors... more...

  • Fine Art Nudesby Stan Trampe

    Amherst Media 2015; US$ 19.95

    In this book, veteran photographer Stan Trampe shows you how to produce outstanding black & white nude portraits using basic equipment and a simple lighting approach—both in the studio and on location. You?ll get great insight into what it takes to develop a trusting relationship with models that will facilitate an eagerness for them to embrace—and... more...

  • Imaginationen des Islamby Alberto Saviello

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Bildliche Darstellungen des Propheten Mohammed gibt es in Europa nicht erst seit dem sogenannten "Karikaturenstreit" des Jahres 2005. An Beispielen aus fünf Jahrhunderten werden die Formen und Funktionen dieser häufig polemischen Bilder in ihrem jeweiligen historischen Kontext analysiert. Dabei leistet das Buch einen Beitrag zur bildwissenschaftlichen... more...

  • Realisation-from Seeing to Understandingby Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 13.95

    JULIAN SPALDING?S books include The Poetic Museum, The Eclipse of Art, The Art of Wonder (winner of the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize) and The Best Art You?ve Never Seen. He was formerly Director of Art Galleries in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow (including the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove) and established The Ruskin Gallery, The St Mungo Museum... more...

  • The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italyby Dr Miles Pattenden; Dr Piers Baker-Bates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The essays collected here evaluate the broad range of contexts in which Spaniards were present in early modern Italy. They consider diplomacy, sanctity, art, politics and even popular verse. Each essay excavates how Italians who came into contact with the Spanish crown?s power perceived and interacted with the wider range of identities brought amongst... more...

  • 1000 Chefs-d?uvre érotiquesby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Toutes les régions et civilisations du monde ont traité de l?érotisme, chacune à leur manière, avec leurs niveaux de tolérance et leurs propres références culturelles. Ces tendances se sont reflétées dans les travaux eux-mêmes. Des statues millénaires célébrant la fertilité aux gravures de la Renaissance élaborées pour encourager la procréation dans... more...

  • 1000 Erotic Works of Gniusby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Different eras and civilisations have treated erotic images with varying acceptance and different concepts of erotica and these tendencies are reflected within the works themselves. From ancient statues devoted to fertility to Renaissance engravings designed to encourage procreation within marriage, erotic art has always held an important place in... more...

  • 1000 Erotische Meisterwerkeby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Von tausendjährigen, als Fruchtbarkeitssymbole verehrten Statuen bis hin zu den Odalisken der modernen Maler erotische Kunst hat immer eine bedeutende Rolle in der Gesellschaft gespielt, unabhängig davon, welche Vorstellung von Kultur oder Moral gerade herrschte. In diesem Werk sind eintausend Bilder erotischer Kunst aus allen Zeiten und von allen... more...