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Face Value: The Assassination of Portrait Painting by Photography, 1850–1870
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
“Face Value” takes a revolutionary new approach to art history, exposing complex networks of colonial artists and revealing important lost paintings of Richard Noble. This long-overdue research will rewrite gallery and museum catalogues in Australia and Britain, and finally deliver some justice to our lost artists.
The Image of God the Father in Orthodox Theology and Iconography and Other Studies
You set the price! Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This book présents eight studies that help the reader to understand icons: The Image of God the Father, Canons on Iconography, The Not-So-Penetrating Look, Death in Orthodox Iconography, Allegorical Personification in Orthodox Iconography, Who Can, Should Paint Icons?, Iconography and St. Gregory Palamas, "Man as the Image of God" in St. Gregory of Nyssa and in Orthodox Iconography.
L'icône dans la tradition orthodoxe
You set the price! Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
L'auteur étudie les grands personnages de l'icône, le vocabulaire qui y est propre ; les événements historiques qui ont défini l'icône; et l'image de Dieu le Père. L'icône, son histoire, son vocabulaire, son langage pictural, sa signification et ses artistes : il s'agit finalement de la sainteté, ce brûlant feu divin qui purifie tous ceux et celles qui se laissent toucher par l'art du Dieu
L'art roman et l'icône : Le dernier art occidental à caractère iconique et d'autres études
You set the price! Words: 55,430. Language: French. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Le Christ représenté dans les icônes et dans l'art roman expriment, selon l'auteur, un art œcuménique, c'est-à-dire une vision théologique commune peinte dans un langage artistique commun. Au tour de l'an 1000, tous les chrétiens pouvaient lire et comprendre ces images. Cette unité s'est malheureusement perdue pendant le second millénaire de l'histoire chrétienne. D'autres études suivent.
Christians and Images: Early Christian Attitudes toward Images
You set the price! Words: 78,710. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This book claims that the Hostility Theory (early Christians had no images since these were idols) is false. It argues that the Christian, artistic tradition is not the result of image-loving, Greek converts flooding into the Church, but is based on a biblical and theological tradition that is favorable to non-idolatrous images. The early Christians expressed their faith in word and image.
Epiphanius of Salamis, Doctor of Iconoclasm? Deconstruction of a Myth
You set the price! Words: 57,460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Was St. Epiphaius of Salamis, Cyprus, 4th century, opposed to all images? Five texts attributed to him say "yes." But are they authentic or are they forgeries? Was he the last witness of a pure Christianity with no images due to a rigorist interpretation of the 2nd Commandment? This book tackles the controversy about these documents and St. Epiphanius's alleged opposition to Christian images.
Épiphane de Salamine, docteur de l'iconoclasme ? Déconstruction d'un mythe
You set the price! Words: 68,500. Language: French. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Cinq textes iconophobes sont attribués à Épiphane évêque de Chypre, IVe s. Sont-ils authentiques ou des faux ? La légitimité de la tradition artistique chrétienne en dépend, en partie. Les iconoclastes, VIIIe s., et les protestants, XVIe s., disaient qu'il était iconophobe comme eux, qu'il rejetaient toute image. Cette étude cherche à prouver que les textes sont soit des faux soit mal interprétés.
Les images chrétiennes : Textes historiques sur les images chrétiennes de Constantin le Grand jusqu'à la période posticonoclaste (313-900)
You set the price! Words: 132,490. Language: French. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Ce livre regroupe des textes chrétiens sur les images de la période 313-900. Certains existent déjà en traduction française, mais dans des publications difficilement accessibles, alors que d'autres n'ont jamais été traduits en français. Il sera utile à tous ceux qui s'intéressent à l'histoire de l'art, à l'iconographie, à l'histoire chrétienne et à d'autres domaines reliés au thème des images.
Heroes of the Icon
You set the price! Words: 60,010. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This book présents three studies related to Orthodox icons: 1) the three decisive moments in history when the understanding of what a Christian image is was hammered out; 2) a lexicon of ten adjectives which describe the various aspects of iconography; and 3) the lives of artists who, by the exercise of their talent, have attained great holiness: the saint iconographers.
Romanesque Art and Icons + Other Iconographic Studies
You set the price! Words: 66,510. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This collection deals with the general theme of Orthodox icons. It is a series of five essays on this subject and one autobiographical writing about the author's involvement in the Ecumenical Movement: Romanesque images and icons, icons as tools for interpreting the Bible, images of Sophia (Wisdom), icons and the Ecumenical Movement, blessing icons, and an autobiographical note.
LES CHRÉTIENS ET LES IMAGES : Les attitudes envers l’art dans l'Église ancienne
You set the price! Words: 54,340. Language: French. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Cette étude cherche à savoir si les premiers chrétiens étaient hostiles aux images à cause du 2e commandement. Certains affirment qu'ils n'avaient pas d'images et qu'ils considéraient celles-ci comme des idoles. Ce livre s'oppose à ce point de vue et appuie la notion que la tradition chrétienne est ouverte à l'expression de la foi par les arts.
L'art, l'icône et la Russie : Documents russes sur l'art et l'icône du XVIe siècle au XVIIIe siècle
You set the price! Words: 114,450. Language: French. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Ce livre présente aux lecteurs occidentaux pour la première fois treize textes qui révèlent les controverses en Russie ancienne sur l'art de l'icône. Jusqu'à maintenant, ces documents n'étaient disponibles qu'aux spécialistes de la littérature russes, mais avec la publication de ce livre, le public francophone aura un plus grand accès à ces écrits, ainsi qu'à quelques études russes les concernant.
Factual Nonsense - The art and death of Joshua Compston
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.
Cold War Expressionism: Perverting the Politics of Perception/Bombast, Blacklists and Blockades in the Postwar Art World
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,340. 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
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.
The Loves of Krishna: In Indian Painting and Poetry (Illustrated)
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.
Virgo en España
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?
The Illustrated Book of Dragons and Dragon Lore
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.
Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War
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
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.