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Once a vibrant part of religious life for many Pennsylvania Germans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, fraktur manuscripts today are primarily studied for their decorative qualities. The Word in the Wilderness takes a different view, probing these documents for what they tell us about the lived religious experiences of ...
The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania
Once a vibrant part of religious life for many Pennsylvania Germans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, fraktur manuscripts today are primarily studied for their decorative qualities. The Word in the Wilderness takes a different view, probing these documents for what they tell us about the lived religious experiences of the Protestant communities that made and used them and opening avenues for reinterpretation of this well-known, if little understood, set of cultural artifacts. The resplendent illuminated religious manuscripts commonly known as fraktur have captivated collectors and scholars for generations. Yet fundamental questions about their cultural origins, purpose, and historical significance remain. Alexander Lawrence Ames addresses these by placing fraktur manuscripts within a Pietist paradigm, grounded in an understanding of how their makers viewed the Word, or scripture. His analysis combines a sweeping overview of Protestant Christian religious movements in Europe and early America with close analysis of key Pennsylvania devotional manuscripts, revealing novel insights into the religious utility of calligraphy, manuscript illumination, and devotional reading as Protestant spiritual enterprises. Situating the manuscripts in the context of transatlantic religious history, early American spirituality, material culture studies, and the history of book and manuscript production, Ames challenges long-held approaches to Pennsylvania German studies and urges scholars to engage with these texts and with their makers and users on their own terms. Featuring dozens of illustrations, this lively, engaging book will appeal to fraktur scholars and enthusiasts, historians of early America, and anyone interested in the material culture and spiritual practices of the German-speaking residents of Pennsylvania.
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104.950000 USD

The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania

by Alexander Lawrence Ames
Hardback
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In Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces, artist and popular Skillshare instructor Amarilys Henderson shares her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting faces with style and personality. Gathering supplies. Consider the creative possibilities of watercolor, ink, and markers, and create a mobile sketch pack so you can capture ...
Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality--Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More
In Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces, artist and popular Skillshare instructor Amarilys Henderson shares her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting faces with style and personality. Gathering supplies. Consider the creative possibilities of watercolor, ink, and markers, and create a mobile sketch pack so you can capture faces and expressions on the go. Simplifying the face and identifying proportions. Use photos to simplify the face's key elements, learn about facial proportions and factors and variables for placing facial features, and apply these concepts through a simple warm up using a single color to paint a face in multiple values. Facial shapes and features. Learn about the five basic facial shapes and how to modify the chin line, ears, and hairline, and how to draw and paint mouths, eyes, and noses and make alterations to show pose and personality. Mixing color. The pigments and brushes you'll need to achieve a wide range of realistic skin tones, shadows, and expressions. Bringing faces to life. Navigate the process from start to finish, learn to adjust line quality to suggest different genders and ethnicities, and change up artistic styling to put a unique spin on your creations. Project ideas. Get inspired by some cool ways to apply your new skills: party invitations, repeat patterns, comic books, and more! Don't be intimidated by the challenge of drawing and painting faces. Improve your face game with Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces!
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24.140000 USD

Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality--Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More

by Amarilys Henderson
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Previously published as California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History, this volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion's prints combine exquisite color with ...
California's Wild Coast: Poetry, Prints, and History
Previously published as California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History, this volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion's prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast's ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, accounts of travelers, and poems by Robinson Jeffers, Robert Hass, and Jaime de Angulo. As Tamalpais Walking and The High Sierra of California did for lovers of mountains, California's Wild Coast will delight anyone who has seen (or wants to see) the meeting of land and the Pacific.
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31.500000 USD

California's Wild Coast: Poetry, Prints, and History

by Tom Killion
Paperback / softback
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Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals ...
Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists: How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations
Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals her secrets for rendering leaves, flowers, berries, and branches both accurately and beautifully. The book begins with a brief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offer detailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums: Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint. Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding personality to your work and knowing when a painting is done. Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists shows artists at all skill levels how to translate careful observations into stunning works of art.
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28.340000 USD

Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists: How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations

by Karen Kluglein
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-A compact encyclopedia of a wide variety of subjects related to The Moon, offering a great mix of scientific facts and popular myths -Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging -Richly illustrated with beautiful lithographs How old is the moon? What are the names of the various lunar ...
Little Book of The Moon
-A compact encyclopedia of a wide variety of subjects related to The Moon, offering a great mix of scientific facts and popular myths -Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging -Richly illustrated with beautiful lithographs How old is the moon? What are the names of the various lunar maria? What is a lunar eclipse? What is a waxing crescent? Who drew the first map of this celestial body? This pocket encyclopedia, punctuated with vintage illustrations, provides a wealth of information on anything to do with the moon, in a wide array of categories including scientific, literary, artistic and literary.
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20.37 USD

Little Book of The Moon

by Brigitte Bulard-Cordeau
Hardback
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In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways ...
The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization
In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape-both physically and culturally-the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global.
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26.250000 USD

The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization

by Sean Metzger
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In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways ...
The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization
In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape-both physically and culturally-the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global.
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78.750000 USD

The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization

by Sean Metzger
Hardback
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Learn to paint tropical watercolor flowers and foliage in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will get you started in this expressive and fun medium. Find out about the essential materials you need, learn about color mixing ...
DIY Watercolor Jungle: Easy watercolor painting techniques for tropical foliage and flowers
Learn to paint tropical watercolor flowers and foliage in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will get you started in this expressive and fun medium. Find out about the essential materials you need, learn about color mixing for an on-trend jungle palette, get expert tips on transparency, overlays and negative space, discover ideas for compositions and then work step-by-step through over 20 tutorials for jungle plants and flowers. From palm trees, monstera leaves and other jungle foliage to tropical flowers such as hibiscus, bird of paradise and anthurium, you'll find easy exercises and inspiring ideas for jungle-themed art, which is a huge trend in interiors and surface pattern design. Along the way, be inspired by Marie's gorgeous ideas for presenting the finished work as art pieces, journal pages, handmade stationery and greetings cards, inspirational quote frames, personalized gifts and more.
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29.74 USD

DIY Watercolor Jungle: Easy watercolor painting techniques for tropical foliage and flowers

by Marie Boudon
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This book celebrates and interprets eyeglasses in American art through painting, prints, folk art, sculpture, and photography from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. Accompanying an exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, the book includes eighty works by illustrious artists such as Mary Cassatt and Alice ...
Lens on American Art
This book celebrates and interprets eyeglasses in American art through painting, prints, folk art, sculpture, and photography from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. Accompanying an exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, the book includes eighty works by illustrious artists such as Mary Cassatt and Alice Neel. Though we know eyeglasses are for looking through, we often overlook their role in portraits and figure images. This survey looks at their appearance and uses in American art, from 1784 when Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocal, to the present day. Spectacles in artwork served as emblems of literacy, fashion, and self-identity; old age and wisdom; inner or psychological vision; and sometimes just contemplation. Contemporary works include bespectacled self-portraits by Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring; and eyeglasses as pure design by Alex Katz and Wayne Thiebaud.
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52.500000 USD

Lens on American Art

by Shelburne Museum VT, John Wilmerding
Hardback
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George Paginton: Painting a Nation explores the journey of a relatively unknown Canadian landscape painter who was a peer of members' of the Group of Seven. Paginton's private passion was to document the wonder of nature from coast to coast. A prolific artist, Paginton created over 1500 oil paintings, the ...
George Paginton: Painting a Nation
George Paginton: Painting a Nation explores the journey of a relatively unknown Canadian landscape painter who was a peer of members' of the Group of Seven. Paginton's private passion was to document the wonder of nature from coast to coast. A prolific artist, Paginton created over 1500 oil paintings, the majority never exhibited or sold commercially. This publication aims to present the artist to Canadians and include him the art historical cannon of the nation.
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42.000000 USD

George Paginton: Painting a Nation

by Darrin J Martens, Adamowicz-Clements
Hardback
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Published on the occasion of Maine's bicentennial, the book considers more than 200 major artworks of American art from the Farnsworth Art Museum's impressive holdings and details how the state has figured prominently in the development of American art. The volume includes artists as diverse as Andrew Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, ...
Maine and American Art
Published on the occasion of Maine's bicentennial, the book considers more than 200 major artworks of American art from the Farnsworth Art Museum's impressive holdings and details how the state has figured prominently in the development of American art. The volume includes artists as diverse as Andrew Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francesco Clemente, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alex Katz, among others. Through their work, a fascinating depiction of the state--and indeed of the development of American art--emerges. In addition to the more than 200 artworks, the volume will feature two historic sites: the Farnsworth Homestead (the National Register of Historic Places home of founder Lucy Copeland Farnsworth) and the National Historic Landmark Olson House, inspiration for some 300 works by Andrew Wyeth, including Christina's World. The book also considers the founder Lucy Copeland Farnsworth's distinctive vision to create a museum, library, and historic house, placing her among the few and still under-recognized women who created museums throughout the United States in the early twentieth century.
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68.250000 USD

Maine and American Art

by Michael K Komanecky
Hardback
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This new monograph is the most comprehensive book on the work of Paul Resika (b. 1928) to date, highlighting his landscapes, portraits, and still lifes from the 1940s to the present. Resika s most important teacher was Hans Hofmann, with whom he studied on Cape Cod and in New York ...
Paul Resika
This new monograph is the most comprehensive book on the work of Paul Resika (b. 1928) to date, highlighting his landscapes, portraits, and still lifes from the 1940s to the present. Resika s most important teacher was Hans Hofmann, with whom he studied on Cape Cod and in New York City in the mid-forties. Resika's subjects are drawn from nature and reflect his surroundings, which change with the seasons: in winter, he lives in New York; in summer, Cape Cod; in spring he spends time painting in the south of France and in Italy. Provincetown piers, fishing boats in the harbor, figures on the beach, and French farmhouses in the countryside emanate a dreamlike serenity and make up the rich visual vocabulary for which Resika is best known. Produced in a large format with more than 220 color illustrations, this book reflects over eight decades of Resika's output, with scholarly essays that reveal his ongoing dialogue with Hofmann's sophisticated ideas about color and pictorial structure.
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78.750000 USD

Paul Resika

by Avis Berman
Hardback
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Explore the versatile art form of printmaking and develop your skills with 30 eye-catching projects. Whether you are an experienced printmaker or discovering the medium for the first time, this book shows you the many different ways you can experiment with hand-printing techniques. Focusing on three main areas - relief, ...
Tate: Project Print
Explore the versatile art form of printmaking and develop your skills with 30 eye-catching projects. Whether you are an experienced printmaker or discovering the medium for the first time, this book shows you the many different ways you can experiment with hand-printing techniques. Focusing on three main areas - relief, screen and transfer - and featuring low-cost methods and easy-to-follow tutorials, all of the projects can be practised easily at home. From hand-block-printed stationery to a patterned scarf and tote bag, enjoy fresh ideas and fill your wardrobe and home with unique designs. Projects include: - Colour blur table mats - Frottage cushion covers - Screen-printed spooky Halloween bunting - Glittery embossed gift tags - Cyanotype printed journal - Linocut mini still life art print
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27.88 USD

Tate: Project Print

by Colette Whittington
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David Gentleman, an iconic British illustrator and designer, has lived a lifetime in London. Drawing from over sixty years of engagement with this most well-known capital city, My Town presents London as it was and as it is today. His beautiful and intricate work - of the Thames, Hampstead Heath, ...
My Town: An Artist's Life in London
David Gentleman, an iconic British illustrator and designer, has lived a lifetime in London. Drawing from over sixty years of engagement with this most well-known capital city, My Town presents London as it was and as it is today. His beautiful and intricate work - of the Thames, Hampstead Heath, Camden Town (where David Gentleman has lived in the same house for fifty years), London's parks and sights - offers us the pleasure of looking again at the everyday. Accompanied by reflections on the work of an artist, commentary on the possibilities of ink, pen and paint and personal thoughts on the ever-changing city, this is a delight for all those who flock to London.
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46.49 USD

My Town: An Artist's Life in London

by David Gentleman
Hardback
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Transcendence is the long-awaited, career-spanning monograph of American landscape painter Richard Mayhew. For over half a century, Richard Mayhew has been reinventing the genre of landscape painting. His luminous work evokes not only physical vistas but also emotions, sounds, and the pure experience of color. He's known for his masterful ...
Transcendence
Transcendence is the long-awaited, career-spanning monograph of American landscape painter Richard Mayhew. For over half a century, Richard Mayhew has been reinventing the genre of landscape painting. His luminous work evokes not only physical vistas but also emotions, sounds, and the pure experience of color. He's known for his masterful use of color and for his unique creative process, inspired by improvisational jazz, which involves pouring paint directly onto the canvas and shaping it into lush, emotional moodscapes. * This monograph features 70+ of his most striking works. * Includes an exclusive interview with the artist, an introduction by his gallerist Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, and an essay by Andrew Walker, director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art * Through engaging with his work, readers are invited into deep explorations of their own inner landscapes. Transcendence is a richly rewarding celebration of an iconic artist that will make you rethink everything you know about landscape painting. Mayhew's distinctive style emerges from his roots as a jazz musician, his immersion in the Abstract Expressionist movement, his African American, Cherokee, and Shinnecock heritage, and his unique affinity for the landscapes of the American West-but his paintings transcend boundaries of location and identity. * Great for lovers of fine art, landscape painting, Abstract Expressionism, as well as those who are interested in the intersection of art, music, and emotion * A lush celebration of Richard Mayhew's work, and an ideal introductory book for new fans * Add it to the collection of books like Abstract Expressionism by Carter Ratcliff, Jeremy Lewison, Susan Davidson, and David Anfam; California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud by John Yau; and The Art of Richard Mayhew: A Critical Analysis with Interviews by Janet Berry Hess.
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31.500000 USD

Transcendence

by Richard Mayhew
Hardback
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This beautifully illustrated guide to botany in art explores the extraordinary world of plants and inspires you to try drawing them yourself. Understanding botany helps any artist to draw plants better. In Botany for the Artist, celebrated artist Sarah Simblet takes you on a journey of discovery through the kingdom ...
Botany for the Artist
This beautifully illustrated guide to botany in art explores the extraordinary world of plants and inspires you to try drawing them yourself. Understanding botany helps any artist to draw plants better. In Botany for the Artist, celebrated artist Sarah Simblet takes you on a journey of discovery through the kingdom of plants - from tiny ferns and mosses to exotic flowers and majestic trees - encouraging you to observe them more closely and draw them more accurately. Complemented by beautiful photographic plant portraits, Sarah's drawings reveal the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits as she explains how plants breathe, feed, and produce fruits. If you have ever wondered how photosynthesis works, why leaves change colour in the autumn, where plants store food, or how seeds know when to grow, Botany for the Artist has all the answers. Step-by-step drawing classes and detailed pages from Sarah's sketchbooks guide you through all the techniques that you need to draw plants successfully. Masterclasses by famous artists - from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators - showcase different approaches to drawing and painting plants over the centuries. Botany for the Artist is a visual feast, not just for anyone wishing to create fresh, vibrant, drawings, but for gardeners, photographers, and everyone who is passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
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39.48 USD

Botany for the Artist

by Sarah Simblet
Hardback
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In every English parish church, taking centre-stage in the nave, stands a font. For centuries, every infant in the parish was considered to have been saved from damnation once christened and fonts, as the vessels for this crucial rite of passage, were a pre-eminent tool in the Church's fight against ...
Church Fonts
In every English parish church, taking centre-stage in the nave, stands a font. For centuries, every infant in the parish was considered to have been saved from damnation once christened and fonts, as the vessels for this crucial rite of passage, were a pre-eminent tool in the Church's fight against the Devil. Standing within the public space of the church - as with pews, rood screens and chantry chapels - fonts would have been paid for by the parishioners, and so the richness of their decoration was determined by the funds available and the prevailing architectural fashions of the time. Some of the more extravagant have elaborate multi-tiered covers, raised for use via ropes or chains and pulleys. In this introduction to English fonts, Matthew Byrne explores numerous examples in churches all over the country, highlighting the most notable fonts and explaining their changing decoration across the centuries.
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16.72 USD

Church Fonts

by Matthew Byrne
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Cats playing a quiet game of cards, cats at the ballet, cats having a leisurely lunch on the grass, cats boating on the river... Here are the quintessential Impressionist cats, painted with vivid, joyous colours in their favourite haunts, at their ease in various ordinary activities. With their pensive, brooding ...
Impressionist Cats
Cats playing a quiet game of cards, cats at the ballet, cats having a leisurely lunch on the grass, cats boating on the river... Here are the quintessential Impressionist cats, painted with vivid, joyous colours in their favourite haunts, at their ease in various ordinary activities. With their pensive, brooding expressions, cats lend themselves perfectly to reimagining the great works of the Impressionist masters, whether strolling among Monet's wild poppies, sitting in Mary Cassatt's loge at the opera, or even enjoying a Sunday dance at Renoir's Bougival. They can be charming or steeped in mute despair, vulgar or lovingly maternal, bourgeois or intellectual - but they are always Impressionist cats, caught as if by the camera, spontaneous and unprepared.
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13.600000 USD

Impressionist Cats

by Susan Herbert
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Award-winning architect Ho Kwon Cjan has a wicked sense of humour and a keen interest in history. This book combines his passions, with a big dose of sheer cheek. In Architecture of Shame, the author 'reveals' little-known details about famous buildings around the world, such as how India's Taj Mahal ...
Architecture of Shame
Award-winning architect Ho Kwon Cjan has a wicked sense of humour and a keen interest in history. This book combines his passions, with a big dose of sheer cheek. In Architecture of Shame, the author 'reveals' little-known details about famous buildings around the world, such as how India's Taj Mahal was intended to have two domes and that the Eiffel Tower, in France, once wore fig leaves. Some of the information is startling and unheard of, not least because they were drawn from the author's vivid imagination. Each of the 28 chapters features a building of significant historical interest and tells an alternative background story behind its development and construction in a mischevious blend of leg-pull and tall tales. Also included are the author's original illustrations of what might have been. This book will be of interest to architects, people with an interest in history - and anyone with a sense of humour.
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20.44 USD

Architecture of Shame

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In a major departure from previous scholarship, this volume argues that the illustrations in the famous and widely influential Utrecht Psalter manuscript were inspired by a late antique Hebrew version of Psalms, rather than a Latin, Christian version of the text. Produced during the early ninth century in a workshop ...
Hebrew Psalms and the Utrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins
In a major departure from previous scholarship, this volume argues that the illustrations in the famous and widely influential Utrecht Psalter manuscript were inspired by a late antique Hebrew version of Psalms, rather than a Latin, Christian version of the text. Produced during the early ninth century in a workshop near Reims, France, the Utrecht Psalter is illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings in a lively style reminiscent of Hellenistic art. The motifs are largely literal renditions of words and phrases found in the book of Psalms. However, more than three dozen motifs cannot be explained by either the Latin text that accompanies the imagery or the commentaries of the church fathers. Through a close reading of the Hebrew Psalms, Pamela Berger demonstrates that these motifs can be explained only by the Hebrew text or the Jewish commentary. Drawing comparisons between the Hellenistic style of the Psalter images and the style of late antique Galilean mosaics and using evidence from recent archaeological discoveries, Berger argues that the model for those Psalter illustrations dependent on the Hebrew text was produced in the Galilee. Pioneering and highly persuasive, this book resolves outstanding issues surrounding the origins of one of the most extensively studied illuminated manuscripts. It will be mandatory reading for many historians of medieval art and literature and for those interested in the Hebrew text of the book of Psalms.
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141.750000 USD

Hebrew Psalms and the Utrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins

by Pamela Berger
Hardback
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A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time. Kehinde Wiley's ...
The Obama Portraits
A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time. Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald's portrait of the former first lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public, and attendance at the museum has more than doubled as visitors travel from near and far to view these larger-than-life paintings. After witnessing a woman drop to her knees in prayer before the portrait of Barack Obama, one guard said, No other painting gets the same kind of reactions. Ever. The Obama Portraits is the first book about the making, meaning, and significance of these remarkable artworks. Richly illustrated with images of the portraits, exclusive pictures of the Obamas with the artists during their sittings, and photos of the historic unveiling ceremony by former White House photographer Pete Souza, this book offers insight into what these paintings can tell us about the history of portraiture and American culture. The volume also features a transcript of the unveiling ceremony, which includes moving remarks by the Obamas and the artists. A reversible dust jacket allows readers to choose which portrait to display on the front cover. An inspiring history of the creation and impact of the Obama portraits, this fascinating book speaks to the power of art-especially portraiture-to bring people together and promote cultural change. Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
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37.19 USD

The Obama Portraits

by Kim Sajet, Richard Powell, Dorothy Moss, Taina Caragol
Hardback
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Sarnath has long been regarded as the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon and established the Buddhist monastic order. Excavations at Sarnath have yielded the foundations of temples and monastic dwellings, two Buddhist reliquary mounds (stupas), and some of the most important sculptures in the history of Indian ...
Sarnath - A Critical History of the Place Where Buddhism Began
Sarnath has long been regarded as the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon and established the Buddhist monastic order. Excavations at Sarnath have yielded the foundations of temples and monastic dwellings, two Buddhist reliquary mounds (stupas), and some of the most important sculptures in the history of Indian art. This volume offers the first critical examination of the historic site. Frederick M. Asher provides a longue duree (long-term) analysis of Sarnath-including the plunder, excavation, and display of antiquities and the Archaeological Survey of India's presentation-and considers what lies beyond the fenced-in excavated area. His analytical history of Sarnath's architectural and sculptural remains contains a significant study of the site's sculptures, their uneven production, and their global distribution. Asher also examines modern Sarnath, which is a living establishment replete with new temples and monasteries that constitute a Buddhist presence on the outskirts of Varanasi, the most sacred Hindu city.
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42.000000 USD

Sarnath - A Critical History of the Place Where Buddhism Began

by Frederick M. Asher
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A wide-ranging study of Louisiana landscape painting that places art from the region into a broader national and global context With its dense forests and swamps, Louisiana captured the imagination of writers and painters who viewed its landscape as a fascinating, untamed wilderness. Starting in the 1820s when French emigres ...
Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana
A wide-ranging study of Louisiana landscape painting that places art from the region into a broader national and global context With its dense forests and swamps, Louisiana captured the imagination of writers and painters who viewed its landscape as a fascinating, untamed wilderness. Starting in the 1820s when French emigres brought the Barbizon school to New Orleans, the state attracted artists from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the greater United States who shared ideas and experimented with approaches to the enigmatic scenery. Although Louisiana was in many ways an artists' paradise, the land also bore the scars of colonialism and the forced migrations of slavery. Inventing Acadia explores this complex history, following the rise of Louisiana landscape art and situating it amid the cultural shifts of the 19th century. The authors engage not only with artworks but also with the issues that informed them-representations of race and industry, international trade, and climate change. These issues are then carried into the present with a look at the work of contemporary artist Regina Agu. Inventing Acadia establishes Louisiana's role in creating a new vision for American art and highlights the continued relevance of landscape and representation.
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Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

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Since raising the ire of the early-1990s arts establishment with his deliberately provocative portrayals of women, John Currin has been best known for his brazen, militantly incorrect female iconography. Yet Currin has represented a range of masculine identities throughout his career as well. This volume is the first to focus ...
John Currin: Men
Since raising the ire of the early-1990s arts establishment with his deliberately provocative portrayals of women, John Currin has been best known for his brazen, militantly incorrect female iconography. Yet Currin has represented a range of masculine identities throughout his career as well. This volume is the first to focus exclusively on this aspect of his work, examining the evolution of his equally provocative depictions of men. It ranges from little-known early works on paper and a series of kitschy paintings of men with beards to signature eccentric figures such as the elderly reader in the painting 2070 (2005) and his more baroque genre scenes featuring male couples. Published to accompany the exhibition John Currin: My Life as a Man at the Dallas Contemporary, it offers a revealing new assessment of Currin's pictorial examinations of sexual politics.
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John Currin: Men

by Naomi Fry, Alison M. Gingeras
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It's very Pop, the shape--as Pop as Mickey Mouse. This is how artist Nate Lowman describes the map of the United States, the subject of the 22 paintings that are the focus of this volume. The Maps, all produced by cutting fragments of studio drop-cloth into the shape of individual ...
Nate Lowman
It's very Pop, the shape--as Pop as Mickey Mouse. This is how artist Nate Lowman describes the map of the United States, the subject of the 22 paintings that are the focus of this volume. The Maps, all produced by cutting fragments of studio drop-cloth into the shape of individual states and combining them, offer varied iterations on the same form. They explore the effects of chance, gesture, and history, merging erratic splatters and stains with allusions to American quilt-making, Pop art, and politics. Infusing the geometries of the United States with a gritty, gestural tactility, they expound on the complexities and contradictions of the American way. Full-color plates and generous details are interspersed with poems and excerpts reflecting on America by John Berryman, Langston Hughes, Francis Scott Key, Emma Lazarus, Malcolm R. Mooney, and others. In his introductory essay, Paul Alexander quotes from an interview with the artist as he speaks about the works' relationship to the contemporary political landscape. Have we gone from optimism to pessimism? Lowman asks. I don't know. But I do know the America we live in now is a pendulum that will change.
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Nate Lowman

by Paul Alexander
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Although objects associated with the Passion and suffering of Christ are among the most important and sacred relics venerated by the Catholic Church, this is the first study that considers how they were presented to the faithful. Cynthia Hahn adopts an accessible, informative, and holistic approach to the important history ...
Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination: Art, Architecture, and Society
Although objects associated with the Passion and suffering of Christ are among the most important and sacred relics venerated by the Catholic Church, this is the first study that considers how they were presented to the faithful. Cynthia Hahn adopts an accessible, informative, and holistic approach to the important history of Passion relics-first the True Cross, and then the collective group of Passion relics-examining their display in reliquaries, their presentation in church environments, their purposeful collection as centerpieces in royal and imperial collections, and finally their veneration in pictorial form as Arma Christi. Tracing the ways that Passion relics appear and disappear in response to Christian devotion and to historical phenomena, ranging from pilgrimage and the Crusades to the promotion of imperial power, this groundbreaking investigation presents a compelling picture of a very important aspect of late medieval and early modern devotion.
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Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination: Art, Architecture, and Society

by Cynthia Hahn
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-A compact encyclopedia of 80 varieties of trees from around the world -Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging -Richly illustrated with vintage lithographs Where does the apricot tree come from? Why is the oak-tree regarded as the king of all trees? What is made from the walnut ...
Little Book of Trees
-A compact encyclopedia of 80 varieties of trees from around the world -Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging -Richly illustrated with vintage lithographs Where does the apricot tree come from? Why is the oak-tree regarded as the king of all trees? What is made from the walnut tree? Why were lindens planted around churches in the Middle Ages? What are the birch-tree's pharmaceutical properties? Why is the yew's shade deemed to be dangerous? Exquisitely illustrated with colorful lithographs, this little album is a pocket-sized encyclopedia, containing hundreds of anecdotes on around 80 species of trees.
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Little Book of Trees

by Dominique Pen Du
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Art of... Pernille Orum
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Art of... Pernille Orum

by Pernille Orum
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Gerhard Richter's oeuvre contains more than three thousand individual works of art. Over a period of five decades he has created a stylistically diverse and complex body of work, which confirms Richter's rank as the most important artist alive to-day. The six-volume scholarly catalogue raisonne of all the paintings and ...
Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonne. Volume 5 (bilingual): Nos.806-899-81994-2006
Gerhard Richter's oeuvre contains more than three thousand individual works of art. Over a period of five decades he has created a stylistically diverse and complex body of work, which confirms Richter's rank as the most important artist alive to-day. The six-volume scholarly catalogue raisonne of all the paintings and sculptures features numerous full-page color reproductions of the works, as well as complete technical in-formation on all of the art and the artist's handwritten notes, as well as provenance, exhibitions, and reference literature. Commentary, quotations, and comparative images of individ-ual catalogue items round out the material.
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393.750000 USD

Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonne. Volume 5 (bilingual): Nos.806-899-81994-2006

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Character Design Quarterly 13
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Character Design Quarterly 13

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