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  • 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... more...

  • Street-Artby Julia Reinecke

    transcript 2014; US$ 25.17

    Dieses Buch ist die erste wissenschaftliche Analyse von Street-Art. Es gewährt einen tiefen Einblick in die Subkultur und fragt, inwiefern Street-Art zwischen Graffiti, Bildender Kunst und Werbung zu verorten ist. Die Ergebnisse der Studie basieren auf einer vier Jahre langen qualitativen Recherche, während der die Autorin mit internationalen, namhaften... more...

  • Inspice diligenter codicesby Rebekka S. Schirner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Courting the Alhambraby Cynthia Robinson; Simone Pinet

    BRILL 2008; US$ 117.00

    Bringing together the critical tools of art history, literature and historiography, this collections offers a series of new approaches to the study of the painted ceilings in the Hall of Justice of the Alhambra. 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...

  • Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270?1310by Lisa Moore Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then provides a template for an extended study of the marginal motifs that appear in eighteen related manuscripts, which range from a Bible to illustrated... more...

  • Arab Paintingby Anna Contadini

    BRILL 2007; US$ 147.00

    Arab painting, preserved mainly in manuscript illustrations of the 12th to 14th centuries, is here treated as an artistic corpus fully deserving of appreciation in its own terms, and not as a mere precursor to Persian painting. The book assembles papers by a distinguished list of scholars that illuminate the variety of material that survives in scientific... more...

  • Frida Kahlo and Diego Riveraby Carol Sabbeth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda... more...