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In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in Portugal
In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden
Islamic Art in Portugal
Paperback      ISBN: 1874044368

This thematic travel guide contains ten itineraries for exploring Islamic Portugal, each taking a different geographical area and lasting 1-2 days. It is an exhibition' not of artefacts, but of landscapes, sites and monuments across central and southern Portugal which explores the art and history of more than five centuries of Muslim presence. It is filled throughout with colour photographs and includes three introductory essays on Islamic art in the Mediterranean', Gharb al-Andalus: a brief history' and The far west of Iberia'.

Design for Living
Design for Living
Hardcover      ISBN: 2080136720

A lively and lavishly illustrated history of decorative arts from 1950 through 2000, this survey presents 130 key examples of later twentieth-century design in their cultural contexts. The primary focus is furniture-- both one-of-a-kind examples and mass-produced works-- by international designers and architects. Here are classic designs for chairs, shelving units, and lamps by well-known masters from Aarnio to Zanuso, as well as provocative works by newcomers. All the works in "Design for Living" are from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection of the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts/Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The furniture is presented in five chapters which establish decade by decade, the historical, artistic, and technical currents that led from "Good Design" and traditional Modernism to Pop Art and Post-Modernism, and to concerns for ecology, pluralism, and spirituality. Full-color photographs and entries on each object profile the design process and the designer, while illustrations show these works in their original period settings. All this recommends "Design for Living" to the general reader, as well as to the designer, collector, and scholar. Here is an accessible guide and resource to the fifty years of exuberant creativity that mark the second half of the twentieth century.

Disarmed: The Story of the Venus De Milo
Disarmed
The Story of the Venus De Milo
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375415238

The story of one of the most famous statues in history is fully told here, from the unearthing of the statue in 1820 through quibbles among the French, Germans, and Turks, over who should possess her.

Great Artists
Great Artists
Hardcover      ISBN: 078942391x

From Michelangelo to Matisse and Canaletto to Klee, Great Artists provides insight into the creative geniuses of famous artists.

Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
Art & Physics
Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
Paperback      ISBN: 0688123058

Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions.From teh classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, aritsts have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Money and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs could have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists on so many occasions throughtout history.Provacative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science...and exhilarating history of ideas.

Views of Difference: Different Views of Art
Views of Difference
Different Views of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0300077645

In a fascinating series of case studies, this book looks at the ways in which European colonizers interpreted the arts of the people they colonized, as well the ways in which they have tended to view art produced by the colonized and their descendants in post-colonial times.

In the European colonial past, the dominant view of difference represented the culture of the colonized as inferior and inalterable or slow to change. This book discusses perspectives on pre-colonial Indian art expressed in the mid-nineteenth century, the early twentieth century, and the present day. It also considers the effects of imperialist ways of looking even in places without direct European colonial control. European colonizers tended to see their own artistic traditions as continually progressing but the art of colonized or non-European peoples as traditional and incapable of generating its own modernity. And, the studies in the book show, colonizers and their heirs in the twentieth century have doubted that a colonial subject could appropriate European art forms or handle them independently--a view that continues to uphold the notion of modernity as a Europeans only enterprise.

This is the fifth volume in the series Art and its Histories, created to accompany the Open University undergraduate course by the same title.
Art on the Edge...and Over
Art on the Edge...and Over
Paperback      ISBN: 0965198812

In this highly accessible introduction to American art since the 1970s, Linda Weintraub offers art lovers a readable exploration of some of the most important artists and movements of the past three decades. Today artists routinely dissolve the old boundaries of art by creating works that neither hang on walls nor adorn pedestals, and often willfully overturn conventions of aesthetic value, permanence and optical reward. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores their common concerns, creative processes and media. Devoting one essay to each artist, Weintraub offers a primer for museum and gallery goers who may be confronting such works for the first time, discussing Andres Serrano's photo of a crucifix submerged in urine, the half ton of dirty clothes Christian Boltanski piled on a museum floor worn by children of the Holocaust, Janine Antoni's mammoth blocks of chocolate and lard, Chuck Close's computer art and David Hammon's detritus constructions.

The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Paperback      ISBN: 0679756868
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it.

From the Nazi purges of Degenerate Art and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with a compelling drama.
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."

A Typographic Workbook: A Primer To History, Techniques, And Artistry
A Typographic Workbook
A Primer To History, Techniques, And Artistry
Paperback      ISBN: 0471292370

Quickly master the concepts and skills you need to successfully design with type<br> <br> a typographic WORKBOOK<br> <br> To help you gain a deeper understanding of the effects produced by various fonts and typographic techniques, designer Kate Clair takes you on a fascinating tour of the innovative potential of type. Extensive visual examples illustrate the use of type as an expressive communication tool. From selecting the right font, to spacing it, to the creative integration of fonts, she explains the decisions made by successful designers. At the same time, she provides step-by-step guidance and numerous practice exercises that help you develop the confidence and skills needed to put that knowledge to work in your own designs. In addition, a detailed history of type is included.<br> <br> A valuable professional resource for working designers and an indispensable training tool for graphic design students, A Typographic Workbook features:<br> * A historical overview of type and typographic technologies<br> * In-depth explanations of the formal qualities of different typefaces<br> * Skill-building exercises and projects to sharpen your skills<br> * Quizzes and review questions that help you gauge your progress<br> * An overview of computer terms and principles