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  • American Graffitiby Margo Thompson

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Depuis le début des années 1970, les graffeurs décorent l?extérieur des rames de métro avec des tags toujours plus grands et toujours plus élaborés.Dans le schéma primitiviste, les graffeurs, en tant qu?artistes en marge, offraient de nouvelles perspectives à la société américaine. Ils tendaient un miroir à la culture hégémonique.Les références aux... more...

  • American Graffitiby Margo Thompson

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert eine neue Analyse der Verbindungen zwischen dem Kunstgenre Graffiti und dem Werk Jean-Michel Basquiats und spricht insofern sicherlich ein breites Publikum an. Es gibt gegenwärtig nur äußerst wenige Studien zu dieser Thematik, was diese originelle Analyse umso wichtiger macht. Der Autor analysiert den vergleichbaren... more...

  • Lesen in Bild und Textby Nikolaus Henkel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.10

    Bildercodex D is among the earliest illuminated manuscripts in the German language and illustrates the late effects of the Regensburg-Prüfening drawing style. This volume examines the experimental techniques recognizable in this work, which were integrated into pictures and text as well as the banners embedded in the miniatures, and it... more...

  • Mirror In Parchmentby Michael Camille

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 55.00

    What is the status of visual evidence in history? Can we actually see the past through images? Where are the traces of previous lives deposited? Michael Camille addresses these important questions in Mirror in Parchment, a lively, searching study of one medieval manuscript, its patron, producers, and historical progeny. The richly illuminated Luttrell... more...

  • Days of Roar!by Detroit Free Press

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The defending American League champions and favorites to repeat in 2013, the Detroit Tigers are forging a dynasty, and this book chronicles the recent past and looks to the team?s promising future. From Miguel Cabrera capturing baseball?s first Triple Crown since 1967 on the final day of the season to Justin Verlander?s historic 2011 MVP Award and... more...

  • Inspice diligenter codicesby Rebekka S. Schirner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 145.96

    During the first centuries of the Christian era, a large number of discrepant Latin translations of the Old and the New Testaments were in circulation. Rebekka S. Schirmer examines St. Augustine?s comments about the problems raised by these texts, both descriptive and normative, and the extent to which Augustine?s engagement with different... more...

  • Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalayaby Melissa R. Kerin

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings have since been reinterpreted and retraced by a later Buddhist community, subsumed within its religious framework and communal... more...

  • Qusayr ?Amraby Garth Fowden

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside, multicolored frescoes depict scenes from courtly life and the hunt, along with musicians, dancing girls, and naked bathing women. The traveler is transported to the luxurious and erotic world of a mid-eighth-century... more...

  • Jewish book art between Islam and Christianityby K. Kogman-Appel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 204.00

    This book discusses the decoration types of Sephardic illuminated Bibles. Unlike illuminated Passover manuscripts from the same period with their rich figurative and narrative picture cycles, Bibles are almost exclusively aniconic. Whereas the former borrow heavily from Christian art, the Bibles are entirely indebted to Islamic culture. The volume... more...

  • Mediaeval Manichaean Book Artby Zsuzsanna Gulácsi

    BRILL 2005; US$ 199.00

    This volume is a pioneer study focused on a corpus of 89 fragments of exquisitely illuminated manuscripts that were produced under the patronage of the Turkic-speaking Uygurs in the Turfan region of East Central Asia between the 8th and 11th centuries CE. Through detailed analyses and interpretations aided by precise computer drawings, the author introduces... more...