Religious Art
Venice, the Jews, and Europe: 1516-2016
Venice, the Jews, and Europe
1516-2016
Hardcover      ISBN: 8831724940

Five hundred years of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice through art.

This book aims to tell the story of the Ghetto of Venice, the first in the world--the way it grew within itself, its architecture, social makeup, crafts and trades, material life, the relations between the Jewish minority and the rest of the city, and the background of relations with other Jewish settlements in Europe and the Mediterranean.

One hundred and sixty works from around the world, including paintings (from Carpaccio to Bellini, and from Chagall to Balla and Sironi), drawings, books, and documents enable us to narrate a very long story, which is characterized by permeability, an openness fostered by cultural relations and exchanges.

A reconstruction of the Ghetto in its various historical phases will make it possible to see exactly how the quarter grew. The Jewish religion's customs and rites, the outstanding importance of Venetian Jewish printing, the first in Europe, and the cultural, artistic, linguistic, and economic contexts are all analyzed.

In short, this is the story of a complete and enthralling microcosm that grew and prospered for over four centuries within the Serenissima Republic, narrated on the occasion of the fifth centenary from its foundation.
Witches & Wicked Bodies
Witches & Wicked Bodies
Paperback      ISBN: 1906270554

-Provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft, from the sixteenth century to the present day -Contains fascinating new research in this area -Accompanies the Edinburgh Festival show of Witches and Wicked Bodies held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, from July - October 2013 Witches & Wicked Bodies provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft from the sixteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, ranging from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses. Such imagery has ancient precedents and has been repeatedly re-invented by artists over the centuries, to include scenes with corpses and cauldrons, caverns and kitchens, and the dead being raised through demonic or satanic rites - all inversions of an ordered and religious social world. Petherbridge introduces this fascinating subject and includes catalogue entries on each of the exhibited works. The illustrations primarily feature drawings and prints as well as a group of important paintings. A wide range of artists is represented including D rer, Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Burra and Rego.

Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles
Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles
Paperback      ISBN: 1440336598

Bring on the tangles

In Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles, you'll find even more stunning doodle art from all around the world. With more than 100 original designs, you're sure to love these gorgeous patterns brimming with the latest tangles and techniques that will inspire your doodling dreams. Then take your tangles to the next level with step-by-step instructions for creating everything from traditional doodle tiles to Zendala, to your favorite tangled art; it's all here

You'll also discover the stories behind each creative tangle and immerse yourself into a world of doodle intrigue. So what are you waiting for? It's time to get your doodle on

  • 100+ Zen doodled art pieces from 48 artists
  • Step-by-step instructions to help you on your doodling journey
  • Featuring a special Spotlight Artist section where you can get up close and personal with some of your favorite Zen doodle artists