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  • Art of the Devilby Arturo Graf

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    “The Devil holds the strings which move us!” (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.)Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer… the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source of inspiration. Often commissioned by religious leaders as images of fear or veneration, depending on the society, representations of the underworld... more...

  • L’Art du Diableby Arturo Graf

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    « C’est le Diable qui tient les fils qui nous remuent ! » (Charles Beaudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal, 1857)Satan, Belzébuth, Lucifer… Le Diable possède de multiples noms et visages qui, toujours, furent une grande source d’inspiration pour les artistes. Longtemps commanditées par les instances religieuses, pour en faire, selon les civilisations, un objet... more...

  • Satan, Beelzebub, Luzifer - Der Teufel in der Kunstby Arturo Graf

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    „Der Teufel hält die Fäden, die uns bewegen!“ (Charles Baudelaire, Die Blumen des Bösen, 1857.)Satan, Beelzebub, Luzifer… der Teufel hat viele Namen und Gesichter; sie alle haben Künstlern stets als Inspirationsquelle gedient. Bilder von Teufeln wurden oftmals von kirchlichen Personen von hohem Rang inAuftrag gegeben, um, je nach Gesellschaft, mit... more...

  • Volcanoby James Hamilton

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For years, tourists have trekked across cracked rock at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano to witness the awe-inspiring sight of creeping lava and its devastating effects on the landscape. In 2010, Eyjafjallajökull erupted in Iceland, stranding travelers as a cloud of ash covered western and northern Europe, causing the largest disruption of air travel since... more...

  • Bauherren Lexikonby Hans-Jürgen Grabbe

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 42.68

    A.- B.- C.- D.- E.- F.- G.- H.- I.- J.- K.- L.- M.- N.- O.- P.- Q.- R.- S.- T.- U.- V.- W.- Z. more...

  • The Angels In Betweenby Marcia Brennan

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    Professor Marcia Brennan tells the story of how she engages with the mystical and angelic worlds—and how you can connect with these realms, as well. more...

  • Animal Amigos!by San Antonio Museum of Art

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    What better way to learn animal names than with eye-catching works of art. With work from across Latin America and beyond, children will become armchair world travelers and art connoisseurs. This bilingual edition introduces early readers, and earlier listeners, to animals in both English and Spanish. more...

  • Colonial Constructsby Leonard Bell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    How did the European settler perceive Maori? What images of Maori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of Maori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...

  • Art and the Christian Apocryphaby David R. Cartlidge; J. Keith Elliot

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides... more...

  • Modern Architecture in Theatreby Gray Read

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    If the city is the theatre of urban life, how does architecture act in its many performances? This book reconstructs the spatial experiments of Art et Action, a theatre troupe active in 1920s Paris, and how their designs for theater buildings show how the performance spaces interacted with actors and spectators according to their type. more...