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Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War by Danielle Hughes
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 2. Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Military
American Civil War panoramas (and related large paintings) returned to older, but still popular, European visual traditions to memorialize the War. Prior to the invention of photographic film fast enough to capture a battle, panoramas were the most popular visual exploration of Civil War. This made it a natural medium of visual expression as the country reexamined the War.Illus. NOT included
Poussin's Humour by Tony Green
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 73,250. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
This book hopes it will pose some critical questions of method for the study of the arts. These essays reveal a Nicolas Poussin that has rarely been noticed before. Is that because he has been so honoured as a great classical master – serious painter of serious histories and neo-stoic philosopher – that almost nobody has noticed his humour, or wit.
Virgo en España by Vanesa Redondo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 139,510. Language: Spanish. Published: April 22, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
En los tiempos que corren, atiborrados de libros y novelas sobre Los Templarios, es difícil añadir o encontrar algo nuevo que no se sepa ya de esa Orden ¿O quizá sí?
Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Peter Garwood and his wife Theresa travelled extensively in France and Spain over many years. 'Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia,' will give students and visitors an insight into the locality of towns and villages in this region, together with a visual documentation of the rich variety of decorative stonework on their churches. This book also doubles as a unique pictoral travel guide.
Cold War Expressionism: Perverting the Politics of Perception/Bombast, Blacklists and Blockades in the Postwar Art World by dennis broe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This book is an expose of the art world after World War II where a new triumphalism and a growing conservatism on the part of the US helped bring to power a depoliticized art which went under the rubric of Abstract Expressionism and which functioned as an advertisement for American capitalism while erasing the social impulses of prior European Modernisms and the American Social Expresionists.
A Question of Attribution by Christopher Hodkinson
Price: $39.00 USD. Words: 103,180. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
By the early nineteenth century, Britain had become a treasure house of art. But many of these paintings were not, as their owners believed, by the great artists of the Italian Renaissance - some were copies, some were outright forgeries, and many more were wrongly attributed. The stage was set for the emergence of professional art connoisseurs with the required knowledge, application, and skills.
Factual Nonsense - The art and death of Joshua Compston by Darren Coffield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 130,950. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
‘Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston' is both a biography and an alternative portrait of the 1990's art scene in London's East End. Interviewees include such legends as Jay Jopling, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk and Sir Peter Blake.
The Illustrated Book of Dragons and Dragon Lore by Cognoscenti Books
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Belief in dragons has united humanity more than the belief in any other mythological creature. From China and Japan, through Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, to Europe and even Central America, the image of the dragon has burned brightly in the imaginations of our forefathers. Even today dragons continue to fascinate.
The Loves of Krishna: In Indian Painting and Poetry (Illustrated) by W G Archer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
During the twentieth century, a certain type of Indian painting began to fascinate the West. Unlike Mughal art, it was a product of Hindu courts in Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills and unlike Mughal painting, its chief concern was with the varied phases of romance. Ladies would be shown brooding in their chambers as storm clouds mounted in the sky.