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Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays
Art and Cartography
Six Historical Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226907228

The contributors Svetlana Alpers, Samuel Y. Edgerton, Jr., Ulla Ehrensvard, Juergen Schulz, James A. Welu, and David Woodward examine the historical links between art and cartography from varied perspectives."

Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees
Oaxacan Woodcarving
The Magic in the Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 0811802507

Increasingly prized by collectors worldwide, Oaxacan woodcarvings are among the most popular form of folk art available today. These fanciful, brightly colored figures created by rural Mexican woodcarvers reflect the myths and traditions still very much a part of the carvers' daily lives. A spectacular gallery of over 160 full-color photographs beautifully portrays these artisans and their work, while an informative text examines the intricacies of the carvers' craft. The only volume devoted exclusively to this distinctive and magical art form, Oaxacan Woodcarving will inspire and inform anyone with an interest in folk art, photography, or anthropology.

Choice of Weapons
Choice of Weapons
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512022

The noted author/photographer recounts his life and the bitter struggle he has faced, since he was sixteen-years-old, against poverty and racial prejudice.

Art of the Celts: From 700 B.C. to the Celtic Revival
Art of the Celts
From 700 B.C. to the Celtic Revival
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202567

A journey along the historical spectrum of Celtic art, from the rich treasures found throughoutIron Age Europe, through the flowering ofmetalwork, sculpture and manuscriptillumination, to the revivals attempted today.

Thomas Cole
Thomas Cole
Paperback      ISBN: 0823006484

Gathers landscapes by the American painter who helped found the Hudson River School, and includes background information on each work.

Rodin: The Hands of Genius
Rodin
The Hands of Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928884

Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

Native Arts of North America
Native Arts of North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202621

Surveys the pottery, sculpture, masks, textiles, beadwork baskets, and paintings produced by North American Indians.

Art & Experience Classical Greece
Art & Experience Classical Greece
Paperback      ISBN: 0521096626

An account of the development of Greek art in the Classical period (about 480-320 BC) which places particular emphasis on the meaning and content of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting. Professor Pollitt reminds us that the visual arts in Greece, as elsewhere, were primarily vehicles of expression. He does not ignore formal development but always relates this to social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew. While his subject is art, he refers frequently to the literature and philosophy of the period which were shaped by the same influences.

Heartland
Heartland
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885183054

"Heartland" is the bright and beautiful chronicle of Charles Wysocki's love affair with life and with Americana. Bursting with his distinctive, highly detailed, full-color paintings, drawings, sketches, and photographs from his own collection--and embellished by his own verse--"Heartland" will be a true source of joy and inspiration to his many fans.

Like "An American Celebration, " his best-selling 1985 book, "Heartland" presents a warm and romantic view of the hard work and quiet pleasures of nineteenth-century American life. But "Heartland" goes beyond that volume in presenting the artist's creative world--the sources of his inspiration.

"There is a simple message in my work," Charles Wysocki has always said, "and it is love." As shown within the pages of "Heartland, " that love infuses all his work. More than an art book, "Heartland" is the personal chronicle of Wysocki's unique vision. It is a treasure to cherish and appreciate for generations.

The World of Donald Evans
The World of Donald Evans
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1558597174