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The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...


Erotic Fantasy

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Numerous and diverse points of view come together in this work, demonstrating the multiple aspects that sexuality can present. If nothing is more natural than sexual desire, it is nothing less than the forms...


Russian Painting

by Peter Leek Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the 18th century to the 20th, this book gives a panorama of Russian painting not equalled anywhere else. Russian culture developed in contact with the wider European influence, but retained strong native...


Erotic Encyclopedia

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political...


Homosexuality in Art

by James Smalls Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history in the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore. Abandoning all classical clichés...


Landscapes

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Although considered a minor genre for a long time, the art of landscape has risen above its forebears - religious and historic painting - to become a genre of its own. Giorgione in Italy, the Brueghels of the...


American Graffiti

by Margo Thompson Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The first appearances of graffiti “tags” (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished....


Music & Eros

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire. Professor Döpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through...


Igor Samsonov: Painter and Passionate Visionary

by David Salomon David Salomon (October 30, 2014)

Igor Samsonov: Painter and Passionate Visionary showcases the work of Igor Samsonov, one of the most accomplished of a new wave of Russian artists. Referring to his art as total art, Samsonov aims to produce...


Film in Five Seconds

by H-57 Quercus (October 07, 2014)

In today's jet-fueled, caffeine-charged, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to watch a film from start to finish? Let's face it, life's too short. Now, Film in Five Seconds lets you fast-forward...


Pukaki - a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell Libro International (December 21, 2012)

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


Andrei Tarkovsky: A Life on the Cross

by Lyudmila Boyadzhieva Glagoslav Publications B.V. (February 18, 2014)

Andrei Tarkovsky died in a Paris hospital in 1986, aged just 54. An internationally acclaimed icon of the film industry, the legacy Tarkovsky left for his fans included Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Nostalgia and...


Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World

by Anna M. Dempster Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

This edited book offers the first complete overview of risk in the art market by bringing together contributions from a wide range of international thought-leaders on the topic Â? both practitioners and leading...


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


The Film Appreciation Book

by Jim Piper Allworth (November 18, 2014)

This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography,...


Russian Avant-Garde

by Evgueny Kovtun Parkstone International (May 09, 2014)

The Russian Avant-garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the...


Where To?: A Hack Memoir

by Dmitry Samarov Curbside Splendor Publishing (August 18, 2014)

Stories, sketches, and paintings crafted from a vantage point few people have access to: behind the wheel of a cab.


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

by C. Scott Combs Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life” and “write movement,” it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema’s long history of representing...


Art on Skin

by Marcel Brousseau, Nancy Hajeski, Lisa Purcell & Troy Timpel et al. Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions...


The Age of Dreaming

by Nina Revoyr Akashic Books (April 01, 2008)

Nina Revoyr's long-awaited follow-up to the smash hit and award-winning Southland.


Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today

by Joni Boyd Acuff & Laura Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices...


Art in Europe

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures,...


Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats

by David Yow Akashic Books (July 21, 2014)

An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in-between.


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman Theatre Communications Group (November 25, 2013)

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


Hernani

by John J. Janc UPA (April 23, 2014)

This is a critical edition, or “édition critique,” of Victor Hugo’s play Hernani. Following the play, there are literary, historical, linguistic and critical notes, indexes of all words and proper names,...


The (Well) Informed Piano: Artistry and Knowledge

by Miguel G. Henriques UPA (March 18, 2014)

The (Well) Informed Piano addresses the technical, musical, artistic, ethical, and philosophical issues in piano methodology. Adding a new perspective and approach criteria to piano methodology, this book is...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

by Michael Z. Newman Columbia University Press (April 01, 2014)

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer...


Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

by EDA Collective Zero Books (March 28, 2014)

Analyzing the signs of everyday life.


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...


Roses

by Pierre-Joseph Redouté & Claude Antoine Thory Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Roses presents the large number of different species of this unique flower, which is charged with so many feelings and imbued with powerful cultural significance. Because of the rose’s botanical...


Nudes

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Just as there is a fundamental difference in the use of the words “naked” and “nude”, the unclothed body can evoke a feeling of delight or shame, serving as a symbol of contradictory concepts – beauty...


Natural Curiosities

by Alfred Wallace Wallace Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Reflecting their owner’s taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying...


Love

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

A timeless theme that cannot be ignored, love has always fascinated artists. Painters, sculptors and even architects have drawn inspiration from and illustrated it. Ever new, love has led artists to create the...


Lingerie

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (June 30, 2011)

What do the thousands of images of bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines say about our society? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, since...


Kama Sutra

by E. Lamairesse & Vatsayana Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Kama Sutra pays homage to the magic of love and is a universal educational manual. This edition is tastefully illustrated with refined frescos and delicate prints.


In Praise of the Backside

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square In Praise of the Backside celebrates the most sensual part of the female body. The insightful text by Hans-Jürgen Döpp discusses the backside as a feature that stands for both powerful eroticism...


Herbarim

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Herbarium is based on the work of Basilius Besler, the famous plant expert who, for the first time in history, described, painted and engraved over a thousand species of plants. His drawings are...


Flowers

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Flowers are the centerpiece in the majority of pictorial still-lifes. By painting their colours and forms, artists from Brueghel to O’Keeffe have created symbols for both life and mortality. Van Gogh’s sunflowers,...


Erotic Drawings

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

From Michelangelo to Rubens, Degas and Picasso, erotic art has attracted many great masters, who created works that captivate the beholder like few others. In spite of, or maybe even because of, this attraction,...


Chinese Porcelain

by O. du Sartel Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured...


Beauty of the Beast

by John Bascom Parkstone International (March 21, 2012)

Throughout time, artists have maintained a close relationship with the animal world, which has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration. First, they received inspiration directly from their environment....


Audubon's Birds

by John James Audubon Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Audubon’s ambitious project to paint all the birds of North America resulted in a work that represents one of the greatest advances in ornithology. Not only did he identify new species, he also depicted birds...


Posted to Canada: The Watercolours of George Russell Dartnell, 1835-1844

by Honor de Pencier Dundurn (January 09, 1987)

Posted to Canada examines, for the first time, the immense body of work created by George Dartnell, a British army surgeon stationed in Canada from 1835 to 1844.


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture

by Samuel Colman Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and art, this well-illustrated volume features natural organisms and artistic creations in a mathematical study of their constructive principles....


American Art Deco: An Illustrated Survey

by R. L. Leonard & C. A. Glassgold Dover Publications (January 09, 2013)

Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward...


Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

An impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters, from Dürer and Michelangelo to Modigliani and Derain. Other artists include Raphael, Rubens, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin, and others....


Great Self-Portraits

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Unique volume of 45 splendid self-portraits encompasses pen, ink, and charcoal renderings as well as etchings and engravings. Includes works by da Vinci, Dürer, Whistler, Rodin, van Gogh, Beardsley, and many...


Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots

by Anita Brenner Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values....