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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00
The modern viewer is familiar with winged human figures in pictures, above all angels. Winged figures are also frequent on Greek vases. However, here, theymust be seenin a very different cultural and, above all, religious context. What is their meaning in these contexts, and what does this tell us about how the pictures are to be understood overall?By... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00
Nikolaus Dietrich presents a general model for the understanding of space in Greek paintings, based on an analysis of landscape elements in Attic vase painting of the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Our concept of space in landscapes proves to be completely unsuitable for understanding these motifs. Space in Greek paintings is not an earlier stage in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is renowned for both its beauty and its mystery. In The Portland Vase , Robin Brooks takes us on a vivid journey across Europe and through the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
This is the first comprehensive publication for thirty years on Blanc de Chine, a pure ivory-white porcelain made in the Dehua kilns of Fujian, a province of Southern China. Contains a catalogue of the important Hickley Collection in Singapore. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
There are few pieces of pottery more recognizable than those designed by Clarice Cliff. For many the epitome of Art Deco, and 1930s style, characterised by bold color and lines, geometric shapes, and stylized representations of the countryside, Clarice Cliff's 'Bizarre' pottery is widely collected all over the world. This book traces the story of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00
Exuberant, ornate and colorful, Straits Chinese porcelain is a variety of polychrome enameled export ware made to specification in China during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This lovely porcelain was made for the Straits-born Chinese or Peranakan communities in Penang, Malacca and Singapore and was used on festive occasions such as... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 23.01
Thomas Mannack gibt mit dieser Einführung einen vollständigen Überblick über die bemalte Keramik Griechenlands von den Anfängen im 1. Jt. v. Chr. bis zu ihrem Ende um 300 v. Chr. Übersichtlich und leicht verständlich werden die wichtigsten Formen und Stile figurenverzierter Keramik sowie die Töpfer, Maler und Werkstätten vorgestellt. Der Autor erklärt... more...
- Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 25.00
African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00
The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work in the 1960s. Currently, Ohr is celebrated as a solitary genius who foreshadowed modern art movements. While an intriguing narrative, this view offers... more...