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  • Diego Rivera: A Biographyby Manuel Aguilar-Moreno; Erika Cabrera

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 37.00

    This revealing biography covers the life and art of painter Diego Rivera. more...

  • Creative Kids' Murals You Can Paintby Suzanne Whitaker

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 24.99

    Paint Imaginative Murals Especially for Kids! Transform an ordinary room into a playground of imagination. Creative Kids' Murals You Can Paint blends inspiration with instruction so you can create the perfect mural for every special child you know. More than 50 whimsical wall paintings by author and children's muralist, Suzanne Whitaker, offer... more...

  • Les Manuscrits enluminésby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Quiconque a eu la chance de tenir entre ses mains des livres manuscrits du Moyen Âge a certainement été ému de ce contact direct avec un passé retrouvé. Les ?uvres d?auteurs célèbres, ou parfois même à jamais anonymes, s?animent sous nos yeux : anciens traités de philosophie, de sciences naturelles et de théologie, romans de chevalerie et poèmes courtois,... more...

  • Manuscritos Iluminadosby Tamara Woronowa; Andrej Sterligow

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Aquellos que han tenido la oportunidad de sostener entre sus manos un manuscrito medieval, no habrán podido evitar verse sorprendidos por la sensación de entrar en contacto directo con un pasado remoto. Tiempo atrás, cuando un libro era una verdadera obra de artesanía y cada copia el resultado de un laborioso proceso, este objeto constituía una obra... more...

  • Receptacle of the Sacredby Jinah Kim

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    In considering medieval illustrated Buddhist manuscripts as sacred objects of cultic innovation, Receptacle of the Sacred explores how and why the South Asian Buddhist book-cult has survived for almost two millennia to the present. A book "manuscript" should be understood as a form of sacred space: a temple in microcosm, not only imbued with divine... more...

  • Lesen in Bild und Textby Nikolaus Henkel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 56.00

    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 explores how... 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...

  • Qusayr ?Amraby Garth Fowden

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    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...