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  • Miniatures Persanesby Vladimir Loukonin; Anatoli Ivanov

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Dieses Buch stellt eine der größten Zivilisationen der Welt durch seine Miniaturmalerei vor und erzählt die Geschichte des großartigen Perserreiches mithilfe seiner Tradition einer kleinen, aber pulsierenden Kunstform. Die farbenfrohen Bilder, die eigentlich Buchillustrationen darstellen, führen ein in eine seltsame Welt voller Abenteuer, Helden und... more...

  • Arab Social Life in the Middle Agesby Shirley Guthrie

    Saqi 2013; US$ 29.17

    This vivid portrait of everyday life in the medieval Arab world draws on thirteenth century miniatures from collections as far afield as St Petersburg and Istanbul. The wide range of topics covers every aspect of society in the ‘Abbasid period, from life at court to the pomp and ceremony of the military, from the dispensing of justice to the bustle... more...

  • L'Art Naïfby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    L?art naïf connaît ses premiers succès à la fin du XIXe siècle. Des « peintres du dimanche » développent avec spontanéité et simplicité une forme d?expression qui, jusqu?alors, avait peu intéressé les artistes et les critiques d?art. Influencée par les arts primitifs, la peinture naïve se distingue par la précision de ses traits, la vivacité et la... more...

  • Haec figura demonstratby Jeffrey F. Hamburger

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    The diagrammatic mode is an important feature of medieval religious art. This book examines one of the most spectacular examples, the series of radial diagrams accompanying the manuscripts of ?De missarum mysteriis? one of the most influential commentaries on the liturgy of the Mass, written in Rome between 1195 and 1197 by Lothar of Segni (ca. 1160?1216),... more...

  • Christ in Artby Ernest Renan

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches; and he can be found in various forms in today?s pop culture. The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial... more...

  • Perspectives on Persian Paintingby Dr Barbara Brend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Am r Khusrau's Khamsah . The first extant exemplar is from the Persian area in the late 14th century, but a case can be made that work was probably illustrated earlier in India. 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...