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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 Luttrell... more...

  • Days of Roar!by Detroit Free Press

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The defending American League champions and favorites to repeat in 2013, the Detroit Tigers are forging a dynasty, and this book chronicles the recent past and looks to the team’s promising future. From Miguel Cabrera capturing baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967 on the final day of the season to Justin Verlander’s historic 2011 MVP Award and... more...

  • Inspice diligenter codicesby Rebekka S. Schirner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Die Millennium-Studien wollen Grenzen überschreiten, Grenzen zwischen den Epochen und regionalen Räumen wie auch Grenzen zwischen den Disziplinen. Millennium ist international, transdisziplinär und epochenübergreifend ausgerichtet. Das Herausgebergremium und der Beirat repräsentieren ein breites Spektrum von Fächern: Kunst- und literaturwissenschaftliche... more...

  • Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalayaby Melissa R. Kerin

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings have since been reinterpreted and retraced by a later Buddhist community, subsumed within its religious framework and communal... more...

  • Perspectives on Persian Paintingby Dr Barbara Brend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah , in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of manuscript illustration, his most important work... more...

  • Qusayr 'Amraby Garth Fowden

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...