1197 books (60 pages) in this category
by Charles Bayet
<p>For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was a cradle of artistic effervescence that is only beginning to be rediscovered. Endowed with the rich heritage of Roman, Eastern, and ...eBook
by J B Bullen
by J B Bullen
by Sarah McCartt-Jackson
<p><em>I am trying to tell my unborn daughter a story. It is an old story</em></p> <p>that hangs on the spinneret tip of a spider's abdomen,</p> <p>the spider's heart a bruise,</p> <p>each chamber a stitch that nicks the copper ...eBook
Art in Los Angeles 1960s-70s
by National Gallery of Australia
<p><i>California Cool: Art in Los Angeles, 1960s-70s</i> draws on the National Gallery of Australia’s rich collection of international prints, artist’s books and photographs to tell the story of the cultural boom experienced in Southern ...
by Justin McGuirk
by Troy Thomas
<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">In this highly original study Troy Thomas examines Caravaggio’s life and </span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">art in relation to his most profound achievement: the creation of ...
by Desmond Morris
<p>The cat has been a favourite subject of artists across cultures from prehistory until the present day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old rock engraving in Libya shows the oldest catfight in feline art; Babylonians believed that the souls of ...
by Bruno David
<p>Deep underground, hidden from view, some of humanitys earliest artistic endeavours have lain buried for thousands of years. The most ancient artworks were portable objects, left on cave floors. Shell beads signal that 100,000 years ago humanseBook
by Venceslas Kruta
Silencing the Artwork
by Roisin Kennedy & Riann Coulter
<p>Art is continuously subjected to insidious forms of censorship. This may be by the Church to guard against moral degeneration, by the State to promote a specific political agenda or by the art market, to elevate one artist above another. Now,eBook
by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov
<p>The strict prohibition on the representation of the human form has channeled artistic creation into architecture and architectural decoration. This book is a magical tour through Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and ...eBook
The Practice of the Self
by Mark Byers
<p>This volume situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) at the centre of the early post-war American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and theorists of American modernism in the late 1940s ...eBook
by Roger Billcliffe
A showcase of the paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, including early watercolours, the Spook School, the development of their individual styles and later works. ...
A Bloomsbury House & Garden
by Quentin Bell
Fascinating personal account by Quentin Bell and his daughter Virginia Nicholson of this extraordinary house, its history and the lives of those who lived in it. ...
Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-Present
by Dr. Megan Brandow-Faller
<p>Informed by the analytical practices of the interdisciplinary 'material turn' and social historical studies of childhood, <em>Childhood By Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood</em> offers new approaches to the material world of ...eBook
The World's Most Exquisite Garden Rediscovered
by Guo Daiheng
<div>Built in 1707, the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) is a masterpiece integrating the classic garden-building arts of China. It is reputed as the "Garden of all Gardens," due to its rich and incomparable landscaping. The beautiful and ...
The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen
by Dr Maris Boyd Gillette
<p>Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day.</p> <p>Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state ...eBook
by Stephen W. Bushell
Offers an overview of various forms of Chinese art and provides the keys to understanding contemporary art in China. This book deals not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics. It stresses the ...
by Stephen W. Bushell
<p>Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses the importance of knowing the ...eBook