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|Author||: Jonathan M. Bloom,Sheila S. Blair|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
A group of renowned scholars, collectors, artists, and curators grapple with the challenging notion of defining "Islamic art."
|Author||: Nikolaus Pevsner|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Originally published in 1940, this book charts the origins and evolution of academies of art from the sixteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. Pevsner expertly explains the political, religious and mercantile forces affecting the education of artists in various countries in Western Europe, and the growing 'academisation' of artistic training that he saw is his own day. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the various historical schools of art instruction and the history of art more generally.
|Author||: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)|
|Editor||: Metropolitan Museum of Art|
"Featuring 70 works in various media--paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture--that were created during the past three decades, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will demonstrate how China's ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past. The exhibition will be organized thematically into four parts and will include such highlights as Xu Bing's dramatic Book from the Sky (ca. 1988), an installation that will fill an entire gallery; Family Tree (2000), a set of vivid photographs documenting a performance by Zhang Huan in which his facial features--and his identity--are obscured gradually by physiognomic texts that are inscribed directly onto his face; and Map of China (2006) by Ai Weiwei, which is constructed entirely of wood salvaged from demolished Qing dynasty temples." --
|Author||: Ivan Fernandez|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
Is art just a nice-to-have? Or is it deeper, far more integral...even necessary? Is there something from Beethoven to help us with that career setback? Is there something from Shakespeare to help us with our relationships? Is there something from Rembrandt to show us who we really are? It is these, amongt other questions that this book probes; through painting, music, literature, architecture, sculpture, photography and filmsspanning cultures - from Europe and Africa to India and Australia, and artistic periods - from the ancient to the modern. Leveraging his considerable experience as a research professional, Ivan Fernandez combines riveting insights from diverse artists of the past and the present, a dazzling variety of astonishing facts and powerful questions for us to reflect on. In language that is simple, elegant and imbued with passion, Ivan utters an urgent, sincere plea; urging us to draw actionable life lessons from art that can help us rise above ourselves. To make a masterpiece of our own lives. And as a guide on this epic voyage, he takes us on a fascinating journey inward; ploughing not merely the depths of artistic insight, but of the inscrutable human spirit itself! Fernandez talks about bliss - a term Ive often used. It was through writing about my practice, together with making my work, that I found my bliss. I wish Id had Fernandezs book back in those times when overwhelming doubt inhibited my practice. He brings enlightenment to thinking about art and why artists do what they do. This can help give an artist conviction, and therefore confidence, and a lay person a heightened appreciation of art. This most enjoyable read will bring great insight to artists and lay people alike. A truly inspiring read! - Archibald Prize-winning artist and art teacher, Cherry Hood Ivan Fernandezs cross-disciplinary approach - infusing insights from philosophy, literature, music and art - make this book a great read! - Sculptor, Vince Vozzo; member of the decade club (exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea ten times or more)
|Author||: Beáta Hock,Anu Allas|
This edited collection reassesses East-Central European art by offering transnational perspectives on its regional or national histories, while also inserting the region into contemporary discussions of global issues. Both in popular imagination and, to some degree, scholarly literature, East-Central Europe is persistently imagined as a hermetically isolated cultural landscape. This book restores the diverse ways in which East-Central European art has always been entangled with actors and institutions in the wider world. The contributors engage with empirically anchored and theoretically argued case studies from historical periods representing notable junctures of globalization: the early modern period, the age of Empires, the time of socialist rule and the global Cold War, and the most recent decades of postsocialism understood as a global condition.
|Author||: John I. Alger|
Et bredt amerikansk opslagsværk og referenceværk om krige, krigsførsel og krigskunst gennem tiderne, specielt om doktriner, og forskellige definitioner og opfattelser på disse gennem militærhistorien. Bogen har mange illustrationer (sort/hvide fotos) og er iøvrigt disponeret under følgende hovedoverskrifter: Fundamental concepts in the language of the military profession. Notes on the offensive, defensive and retrograde operations. From the Ancients to the gunpowder revolution. Gunpowder, renaissance and reason. The Age of Napoleon. From Napoleon through the American Civil War. To the Great War, the First World War. From the Great War to the Second World War. The Age of Small Wars and nuclear deterrence. Towards a more perfect understanding.
|Author||: Paul Barlow|
John Everett Millais (1829-1896) is undoubtedly among the most important of Victorian artists. In his day, and our own, he remains also the most controversial. While, during his lifetime, controversy centred around his early Pre-Raphaelite paintings, in particular Christ in the house of his Parents (1850), during the twentieth century the most intense criticism has been directed towards Millais's later works, such as Bubbles (1886), which has been widely condemned as sentimental 'kitsch'. These later paintings have been held up as the epitome of the degradation of art, against which avant-garde and Modernist pioneers struggled. None of the existing literature on Millais addresses the fundamental problem that this double-identity reveals. While there is extensive material on the Pre-Raphaelite movement in general, Millais's own work after the 1850s is rarely discussed in detail, despite the fact that he lived and worked for another 30 years after his abandonment of the Pre-Raphaelite style. Time Present and Time Past: The Art of John Everett Millais presents the first comprehensive account of Millais's artistic career from beginning to end. The book considers the question of 'high' and 'low' cultural status in debates during Millais's own day, and in subsequent critical thinking, situating Millais's art as a whole within this cultural framework.
|Author||: Christine Ross|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
The term 'temporality' often refers to the traditional mode of the way time is: a linear procession of past, present and future. As philosophers will note, this is not always the case. Christine Ross builds on current philosophical and theoretical examinations of time and applies them to the field of contemporary art: films, video installations, sculpture and performance works. Ross first provides an interdisciplinary overview of contemporary studies on time, focusing on findings in philosophy, psychology, sociology, communications, history, postcolonial studies, and ecology. She then illustrates how contemporary artistic practices play around with what we consider linear time. Engaging the work of artists such as Guido van der Werve, Melik Ohanian, Harun Farocki, and Stan Douglas, allows investigation though the art, as opposed to having art taking an ancillary role. The Past is the Present; It's the Future Too forces the reader to understand the complexities of the significance of temporal development in new artistic practices.
|Author||: Susan L. Smalley,Diana Winston|
|Editor||: Da Capo Lifelong Books|
Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.
|Author||: A. N. Hodge|
|Editor||: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc|
From the glories of the High Renaissance in Italy to the emotional visions of the Romantics, and from the groundbreaking techniques of the Impressionists to the radical canvases of the Abstract Expressionists, this book provides a fascinating look at the major movements in the history of Western painting. A clear chronological structure allows the reader to see each movement in its historical context and to appreciate the patterns that emerge. The historical framework shows the extent to which the powers of royalty, religion, and revolution have exerted their influence in the artistic sphere.
|Author||: Jean Dethier|
|Editor||: Princeton Architectural Press|
For almost ten thousand years, unbaked earth has been used to build remarkable structures, from simple dwellings to palaces, temples, and fortresses both grand and durable. Jean Dethier spent fifty years researching this landmark global survey, which spans five continents and 250 sites. The Art of Earth Architecture demonstrates the wide-ranging applications and sustainability of this building material, while presenting a manifesto for its ecological significance. Featuring raw-earth masterpieces, monumental structures, and little known works, the book includes the temples and palaces of Mesopotamia, the Great Wall of China, large-scale urban developments in Tenochtitlan in Mexico, the medinas of Morocco, and housing in Marrakech and Bogota. This definitive reference features many UNESCO World Heritage sites and contains essays on the historical, technical, and cultural aspects of raw-earth construction from twenty experts in the field, as well as hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and architectural drawings.
|Editor||: Hearst Books|
From H. M. Elizabeth II Queen of England to Johnny Depp, from Silvana Mangano to Andy Warhol, from Vladimir Horowitz to Isabelle Adjani, French photographer and writer Francois-Marie Banier has captured 30 years of intimacies with exceptional personalities. Simultaneously, he has focused on passersby, and caught the emotions of these anonymous characters, forcing us to understand that heroism exists in everyone.
|Author||: Angla Lear,Min Street|
"How, under the condition of radical ambiguity, can a work of art be political?" In Art and Music: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, the authors begin by arguing that this question only yields a satisfying answer if we look at contextual conditions, both of production and of reception. Using the case of street-art, the central claim of the opening chapter is that risk can be framed as one central, distinctive fault line.After some general remarks concerning morphogenesis and Darwinism, the following chapter considers the transition from biological morphogenesis to semiogenesis, the impact if individuation and the relevance of tradigenetic and ratiogenetic processes. The morphogenesis of basic cognitive schemata enabling the formation of sentences is also described.Next, the authors explore the characteristics of Korean artists' cultural practices in the context of globalization in which the influences of global capitalism dominate. This book aims to interpret artists' concern with universality in art, the most significant priority for Korean artists who live both within and outside Korea, employing French philosopher Deleuze's theories.Focusing predominantly on women illustrators beyond Eyvind Earle's iconic 1959 work on the Disney film Sleeping Beauty, the authors also examine key artistic representations of Sleeping Beauty stories, comparing and contrasting elements of gender, culture, and aesthetics. Given the context of Sleeping Beauty as children's literature, the authors also take into account art education considerations of her representation through the ages.In the final chapter, the authors present a literature review on musical performance anxiety in singers, their teacher's self-perception and their own in the different phases of their formation. The main signs and symptoms characteristic of musical performance anxiety and the possible implications to the voice during musical performance, including its treatment, are also addressed.
|Author||: Gabriel Koureas|
Should sight trump the other four senses when experiencing and evaluating art? Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present questions whether the authority of the visual in 'visual culture' should be deconstructed, and focuses on the roles of touch, taste, smell, and sound in the materiality of works of art. From the nineteenth century onward, notions of synaesthesia and the multi-sensorial were important to a series of art movements from Symbolism to Futurism and Installations. The essays in this collection evaluate works of art at specific moments in their history, and consider how senses other than the visual have (or have not) affected the works' meaning. The result is a re-evaluation of sensory knowledge and experience in the arts, encouraging a new level of engagement with ideas of style and form.
|Author||: Hope Kingsley,National Gallery (Great Britain)|
|Editor||: National Gallery Publications Limited|
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the National Gallery, London, Oct. 31, 2012-Jan. 20, 2013, the CaixaForum Barcelona, Feb. 21-May 19, 2013 and at the CaixaForum Madrid, June 19-Sept. 15, 2013.
|Author||: Frederick Guest Tomlins|
|Author||: American Industrial Arts Association|