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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.
And Then The Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
It begins here. This book is over 550 pages long! I put all of myself into this. I know this is the goal of the poet, and probably every poet in the world would say this. I do not keep secrets when I write. This is as close to me as a person can get, probably more is contained here about me than you or anyone could get by knowing me personally. In person I am not as open or confident.
Syria's Endangered Heritage
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,070. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
For the past nearly three years (2013-2015) the author, Dr. Franklin Lamb, has traveled Syria wherever and whenever security conditions allowed, in order to research, photograph and document endangered archaeological sites and to expose the illegal excavations, looting, international trade and iconoclasm which has caused so much destruction to our shared global cultural heritage.
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.
The Design Mind
Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 25,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
The Design Mind is an encompassing look into Deep Design and the human psychology surrounding it. Our modern obsession with making things stems from our ancient past and of figuring things out to solve problems. This is a journey within that history as we look for the origins of design and discover where it places us in the present. We shall discover the seeds of our creative human selves.
A Garden for Life Mary Greig & the Royston Rhododendrons
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
This is the story of Ted and Mary Greig and their Rhododendrons. They began a garden, using local sandstone to build rock walls and seaweed and peat to build up the soil. The Greigs love of the mountains, native plants and gardens led them to meet some extraordinary people. A selection of the large Rhododendrons ended up in Vancouver and Victoria Parks.
Lives & Times Portrait Photography Book For Beating Bowel Cancer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,100. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
The book features a collection of photographs of various people, and anecdotal stories about the photos. All proceeds are donated to the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. Includes Katherine Grainger CBE, Sir Steve Redgrave, Gabby Logan, Nadine Dorries, Lorraine Kelly, Christopher Biggins, Gail Porter, Alan Davies, Status Quo, and many others.
Movie Outlaw
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a new collection of essays focusing on more than 70 "underseen" films. These include "lost" films like Johnny Depp's directorial debut, "The Brave"; "Don's Plum", the film that Leo DiCaprio sued to hide from the public; Mauritzio Nichetti's sexy live-action/animated comedy "Volere Volare"; "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X", the last 35mm b&w sf musical!
Movie Outlaw Rides Again!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 193,460. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a the long-awaited SEQUEL to the beloved Movie Outlaw collection. Brand new collection of essays focusing on another 70 "undeservedly underseen" films, such as, "Crazy Moon" starring a Keifer Sutherland; the hilarious "Frankenhooker"; "Jane White is Sick and Twisted"; Terry Southern's "The Magic Christian", "Nightbreed", "Cafe Flesh", and more!
Beyond Beginners: Advanced Soapmaking for the Rest of Us - Books One & Two
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
In Beyond Beginners: Advanced Soapmaking for the Rest of Us, author Darren Jorgensen imparts his considerable soapmaking knowledge that will take you from novice or beginner soapmaker to advanced soapmaker. Using all kinds of additives and alternative liquids in his "exercises" Jorgensen will teach you all sorts of advanced techniques. His ruminations on producing and selling soap are invaluable.
Lightfoot Dancing: An Australian-Indian Affair
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 137,920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
With echoes of 'Heat and Dust' the author goes in search of her Aunt Louise’s life in British-Raj India. The love affair she finds is a deep enduring connection with Indian classical dance, and how Louise Lightfoot led a romantic, remarkable and truly independent life to promote Indian dance world-wide. A true story, it is part biography, part dance history, part inter-generational memoir.
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.
The Ultimate Green Roof Guide
Price: $39.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A detailed guide for home owners, real estate decision makers, students, community leaders, visionaries, & dreamers ready to rock the world with greenroof infrastructure.
Virus, and other stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Eloquent storytellers have been boasted about for thousands of years. Their words etched in the minds of the collective human spirit for all time, these men and women are legendary, but very few of their tales rang true. That was the beauty of what they were able to do – change lives, sometimes on a grand scale; most of the time, their tales only served to provide a momentary reprieve
Il Tango E' Sempre Una Storia d'Amore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,890. Language: Italian. Published: November 5, 2015 by Enrico Massetti. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Il tango argentino e' sempre piu' popolare al di fuori di Buenos Aires, ma molti pregiudizi e false credenze sono svelate da questo libretto che illustra invece la vera essenza del ballo originale.
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.