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  • Image on the Edge

    Image on the Edge
    av Michael Camille

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462283

    What do they all mean - the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protuding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manu…

  • Looking At the Overlooked

    Looking At the Overlooked
    av Norman Bryson

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462061

    In this classic Reaktion title, Norman Bryson analyses the origins, history and logic of still-life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. From Roman wall-painting to Cubism, and from seventeenth-century Dutch still-life to Bryson's co…

  • C.R Mackintosh

    C.R Mackintosh
    av David Brett

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462221

    Between 1896 and 1906, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) produced a series of buildings and interiors in and around Glasgow of such startling invention that he immediately established himself as one of the truly great figures in early twentiet…

  • Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self

    Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self
    av Ernst Alphen

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462344

    According to most of the critical commentary on Francis Bacon, the paintings by this crucially important artist are about violence, torment, fragmentation and loss. However, Ernst van Alphen argues that it is the violence done to the viewer that nee…

  • The Double Screen

    The Double Screen
    av Wu Hung

    Pocket - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462924

    This book contemplates a large problem: what is a traditional Chinese painting? Wu Hung answers this question through a comprehensive analysis of the screen, a major format and a popular pictorial motif in traditional China. The Double Screen offers…

  • Peter Greenaway

    Peter Greenaway
    av David Pascoe

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890054

    In all his films, Peter Greenaway shows obsessive attention to detail, exaggerating the archaic and fabricating his plots out of an artificial realm of caricature and pastiche. This book examines his vision from a number of perspectives and traces a…

  • Portraiture Pb

    Portraiture Pb
    av Richard Brilliant

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462191

    This is the first general and theoretical study devoted entirely to portraiture. Drawing on a broad range of images from Antiquity to the twentieth century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents an…

  • Paul Delvaux

    Paul Delvaux
    av David Scott

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462399

    Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Although Delvaux (born 1897) is an artist of international standing, his work is relatively little known in the Anglo-Saxon world. This study places Delvaux's work in the tradition of European figurative pa…

  • Vermeer (TM)s Wager

    Vermeer (TM)s Wager
    av Ivan Gaskell

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890726

    "Vermeer's Wager" stands at the intersection of art history and critic ism, philosophy and museology. Using a familiar and celebrated painting by Johannes Vermeer as a case study, Ivan Gaskell explores what it might mean to know and use a work of ar…

  • Terminal Architecture

    Terminal Architecture
    av Martin Pawley

    Pocket - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890184

    In this polemical work, Martin Pawley argues that nearly all modern architecture is misconceived. To embrace a genuinely innovative architectural future would entail a radical shift in values and Pawley considers new vocabularies to achieve this aim…

  • Figuring Jasper Johns Pb

    Figuring Jasper Johns Pb
    av Fred Orton

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462580

    Although this monograph begins by probing modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Jasper Johns's importance as "the" modern allegorical artist in the years after abstract expressionism, it is not an…

  • Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art

    Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art
    av Victor I Stoichita

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462757

    In this original and lucid account of how Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to 'represent the unrepresentable', Victor Stoichita aims to establish a theory o…

  • Chandra

    Chandra
    av Kameshwar C. Wali

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226870557

    Chandra is an intimate portrait of a highly private and brilliant man, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, a Nobel laureate in physics who has been a major contributor to the theories of white dwarfs and black holes. "Wali has given us a magnificent portrai…

  • Public Monuments

    Public Monuments
    av Sergiusz Michalski

    Pocket - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890252

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an…

  • Painting the Soul

    Painting the Soul
    av Robin Cormack

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890016

    Icons are among the most elusive subjects in the history of art, but at the same time their study constitutes possibly its fastest expanding field, and with the opening-up of the former Soviet Union many new objects are being discovered, studied and…

  • Joseph Cornell (TM)s Vision of Spiritual Order Pb

    Joseph Cornell (TM)s Vision of Spiritual Order Pb
    av Linda Blair

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462498

    The 'boxes' and collages constructed by Joseph Cornell (1903-72) are among the most intriguing and beguiling works of art made this century. Old toys, photos, magazine illustrations, bits of electrical wiring anything in fact more usually left to mo…