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Intimate Journals of Paul Gauguin
Intimate Journals of Paul Gauguin
Paperback      ISBN: 0710301057
Depicts the experiences of the French artist while living on a Polynesian island and discusses the culture of the natives of the island
Art: Conversations With Paul Gsell
Art
Conversations With Paul Gsell
Paperback      ISBN: 0520058879
Rodin, the nineteenth century French sculptor, shares his thoughts on artistic expression, traditions and changes in sculpture, and the social role of the artist
St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology
St. John the Divine
The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520228774
Throughout the Middle Ages, John the Evangelist, identified as the author of both the Book of Revelation and the most profound and theologically informed of the four Gospels, provided monks and nuns with a figure of inspiration and an exemplar of vision and virginity. Rather than the historical apostle, this book's protagonist is a persona of the Evangelist established in theology, the liturgy, and devotional practice: the model mystic, who, by virtue of his penetrating insight, was seen as having become a mirror image of Christ. In St. John the Divine, Jeffrey Hamburger identifies a remarkable set of images from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries that identify the inspired Evangelist so closely with the deity that he appears as his living image and embodiment. Hamburger explores the ways these representations of St. John in the guise of Christ elucidate the significance of images as such in medieval theology and mysticism. Above all, he shows how these artworks, presented together for the first time, epitomize the relationship between the visible and the invisible: between ideas, however abstract, and the concrete images that medieval Christians confronted face-to-face. Throughout the Middle Ages, John the Evangelist, identified as the author of both the Book of Revelation and the most profound and theologically informed of the four Gospels, provided monks and nuns with a figure of inspiration and an exemplar of vision and virginity. Rather than the historical apostle, this book's protagonist is a persona of the Evangelist established in theology, the liturgy, and devotional practice: the model mystic, who, by virtue of his penetrating insight, was seen as having become a mirror image of Christ. In St. John the Divine, Jeffrey Hamburger identifies a remarkable set of images from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries that identify the inspired Evangelist so closely with the deity that he appears as his living image and embodiment. Hamburger explores the ways these representations of St. John in the guise of Christ elucidate the significance of images as such in medieval theology and mysticism. Above all, he shows how these artworks, presented together for the first time, epitomize the relationship between the visible and the invisible: between ideas, however abstract, and the concrete images that medieval Christians confronted face-to-face.
Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy
Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy
Paperback      ISBN: 0300079818
During the fifteenth century drawing developed from a subsidiary role in the production of finished paintings to an art form in its own right. In this beautiful book, Francis Ames-Lewis examines the works of the major draughtsmen of the century
Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind
Prehistoric Art
The Symbolic Journey of Humankind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810942623
A global, archeological survey of prehistoric art in the form of paintings, carvings, tools, musical instruments, and more begins with the earliest-known works of some 40,000 years ago, placing each piece in context to explain its practical and creative value.
A Fine Disregard: What Makes Modern Art Modern
A Fine Disregard
What Makes Modern Art Modern
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810931060

"1990, Small 4to, 319 pgs.

Time
Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810944820
The book is structured around six locations where Goldsworthy has worked over recent years - the semi-desert of Santa Fe, the verdant landscape of New York State in which Cornell University is set, Nova Scotia, forest and coastal areas in Holland, a geological reserve in the south of France and, of course, the area around his home in south-west Scotland. Rich insights into his working methods are provided by the artist's diaries which deliberately document the failures as well as the successes and vividly evoke the ways in which he familiarises himself with a new locale and begins to 'touch' it. An erudite and fully illustrated chronology compiled by Dr. Terry Friedman provides an overall account of Goldsworthy's career to date, showing, among other things, how particular forms often take many years to become fully developed. With a selection of more than 500 illustrations, Time is destined to become the definitive reference source on Goldsworthy's sculpture.
Wendingen: A Journal of Arts 1918-1932
Wendingen
A Journal of Arts 1918-1932
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1568982763
Leonardo da Vinci: Flights Of The Mind
Leonardo da Vinci
Flights Of The Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670033456
A major new biography of the Renaissance artist, intellectual, scientist, and genius brings to life the complex world of a remarkable man, drawing on original translations of Leonardo's notebooks, as well as recently discovered contemporary accounts, to reconstruct his life and times, from his troubled childhood to his stunning accomplishments in a variety of fields. 35,000 first printing.
When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom
When the Pyramids Were Built
Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870999087
Explores Old Kingdom art and antiquities