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  • Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 1by Martin Bull

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    In three guided tours, Martin Bull documents 65 London street installations by guerilla art icon Banksy. While newspapers and magazines the world over send their critics to review the latest Damien Hirst show at the Tate Modern, Bull is out taking photos of the legendary political artist's work. This collection of provocative and intriguing examples... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

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

  • 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... 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... more...

  • Street-Artby Julia Reinecke

    transcript 2014; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • 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...