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Mysteries of the Alphabet: The Origins of Writing
Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0789205211
The author is a professor (comparative literature), a poet, the author of fiction and non-fiction, and a rabbi, and is affiliated with the Aleph Center for Jewish Studies in Paris and the Bar-Ilan U. in Tel Aviv. This work, translated from the French (1999, Editions Assoudine, Paris) is a charming, visually delightful, information packed exploration of letters, words, and meanings. In particular, it tells how proto-Sinaitic pictograms derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai at the beginning of the 20th century evolved through the millennia and left their traces on our alphabet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Working Space
Working Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0674959612
The 19th century detective novel about Scotland Yard's search for a jewel stolen from the forehead of a Buddhist idol
Artspeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present
A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0789203650
Discusses the terms, movements, and major artists in the modern American and European art world
Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages
Leave Any Information at the Signal
Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262182203
An anthology of writings, interviews, and images by artist Ed Ruscha.
The Art Book
The Art Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0714836257
Depicts five hundred paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present, each by a different artist, in alphabetical order by artist, with a brief description of the work and its place in art history and in the artist's career
Art: A New History
A New History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060530758
A personal view of the history of art follows every period from prehistoric times to today, examining both major movements and lesser-known contributors while suggesting controversial interpretations of creative expression and how they shaped the art world. 60,000 first printing.
Conceptual Art
Conceptual Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0714833886
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0500201919
Pop Art
Pop Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0521793637
A study of an important movement in American and British art, Pop Art.
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003697
Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling.