Art History

Download E-books L'Encyclopédia érotica PDF

By Hans-Jürgen Döpp

En ce début de millénaire, il nous a semblé intéressant de publier ce
volumineux ouvrage sur l'histoire de l'érotisme. Curieuse époque que la
nôtre ! Malgré une liberté toujours plus grande, les mots comme les
images sont devenus formatés. Le « politiquement right » s'est installé
comme un credo, et les photographs redeviennent des icônes, particulièrement
celles des femmes. Durant le précédent millénaire, ces dernières furent
successivement déesses ou Vierges; aujourd'hui, elles sont des top
modèles. Pour les hommes, ce phénomène a transformé Apollon en
mannequin ou en big name de cinéma.
Que reste-t-il de l'impertinence des libertins du XVIIIe siècle, des
folies de l. a. Belle Époque, et du keepsake sans cesse récurrent des maisons
closes... Peu de choses en vérité, seulement quelques photographs un peu
démodées. Cet ouvrage se veut sans tabous, à travers four hundred reproductions
qui couvrent notre civilisation depuis los angeles Grèce vintage jusqu'à nos jours,
de l'Europe à l'Asie. L'érotisme s'affiche sans complexe comme un des
moteurs premiers de l'évolution des sociétés. los angeles recherche du plaisir n'est
pas condamnable, mais elle est le fait d'hommes et de femmes pour qui
la procréation n'est pas une fin en soi.

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Download E-books Landscape Theory (The Art Seminar) PDF

By James Elkins

Artistic representations of panorama are studied commonly in components starting from artwork historical past to geography to sociology, but there was little consensus approximately easy methods to comprehend the connection among panorama and artwork. This publication brings jointly greater than fifty students from these multiple disciplines to set up new methods of considering panorama in artwork.

 

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Download E-books Simone Martini (Art dossier Giunti) PDF

By Piero Torriti

L. a. presente pubblicazione è dedicata a Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Siena 1439-1501), una complessa personalità, partecipe della "medievale" tradizione senese e del nuovo spirito di ricerca, pienamente rinascimentale. Lavora a Siena, a Urbino according to il duca Federico da Montefeltro, a Napoli, a Milano e los angeles sua attività abbraccia anche l'architettura e l'ingegneria militare.

Sommario:

Simone Martini e "Chompagni"
I Rapporti con Duccio
Assisi e Giotto
I Polittici e le light d'altare
Guido Riccio da Fogliano
Intorno al 1330
L'attività di Avignone
I "Chompagni"
Quadro Cronologico
Bibliografia

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Download E-books Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West) PDF

Naturalist John James Audubon came across the nice Plains and their natural world so riveting while he visited the quarter in 1834 that he broke off a letter to his spouse simply because he used to be too excited to put in writing. within the nearly 200 years considering that then, the Wyoming panorama, deemed the “Italy of the US” by way of panorama painter Albert Bierstadt, has retained its glory if no longer its position within the mind's eye of the yankee public. This ebook reminds us of the extraordinary bounty inside the wild good looks and wealthy heritage of the Wyoming grasslands—even as those riches are less than probability from either human and normal forces.

This panorama is now captured in all its fabulous variety within the images of Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton, of the trendy American West’s such a lot comprehensive and recognized panorama photographers. Essays via Frank H. Goodyear, Jr., and Charles R. Preston supply a contextual framework for the photographs. Goodyear introduces us to the imagery of the yank West and explains where of Berman’s and Sutton’s paintings inside of that culture, and Preston makes a speciality of the traditional historical past of the grasslands, illuminating the area’s ecological variety and adjustments throughout the seasons and over the years.

In 2012 Berman and Sutton introduced their giant Wyoming Grasslands Photographic undertaking, a partnership among the character Conservancy, Wyoming bankruptcy, and the Buffalo invoice middle of the West. operating within the culture of late-nineteenth-century explorers and photographers of the yank West, Berman and Sutton shot greater than 50,000 electronic photos of Wyoming prairie, from the purple wilderness of southwestern Wyoming to the Thunder Basin nationwide Grassland of the state’s northeastern nook. the simplest in their terribly delicate, revealing, and strong photographs look in those pages, documenting the sweep and the seasons of the Wyoming landscape.

In eloquent phrases and images, together with a foreword by way of environmental historian Dan Flores, Wyoming Grasslands bargains dramatic evidence of the way the land that encouraged the likes of Audubon and Bierstadt, whereas having altered through the years, nonetheless holds and calls for our attention.

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Download E-books The Architect: Chapters in the History of the Profession PDF

By Spiro Kostof

The Architectwas the 1st e-book in fifty years to survey the position of the occupation from its beginnings in old Egypt to the current. with no claiming to hide each interval in each nation, it's still the main whole synthesis on hand of what's recognized approximately one of many oldest professions on the earth. Dana Cuff considers the continued relevance of the publication and evaluates adjustments in architectural perform and the career because 1965, such a lot fairly electronic expertise, globalization, and environmental concerns.

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Download E-books Maximum Embodiment: Yoga, the Western Painting of Japan, 1912-1955 PDF

By Bert Winther-Tamaki

Maximum Embodiment provides a compelling thesis articulating the ancient personality of Yoga, actually the “Western portray” of Japan. The time period designates what was once arguably crucial stream in sleek eastern paintings from the past due 19th to the mid-twentieth centuries. possibly the main severe marker of Yoga was once its organization with the medium of oil-on-canvas, which differed significantly from the water-based pigments and inks of previous jap portray. Yoga encompassed either institution high quality artwork and avant-gardist insurgencies, yet in either circumstances, because the time period indicates, it used to be generally eager about strategies, motifs, canons, or iconographies that have been bought in Europe and deployed via eastern artists.

Despite contemporary advances in Yoga stories, very important questions stay unanswered: What particular visuality did the protagonists of Yoga search from Europe and give a contribution to fashionable eastern society? What characteristics of illustration have been so dearly coveted as to stimulate commitment to the pursuit of Yoga? What distinctive Yoga in eastern visible tradition? This examine solutions those questions by way of defining a paradigm of embodied illustration specified to Yoga portray which may be conceptualized in 4 registers: first, the unique materiality of oil paint pigments at the photo floor; moment, the depiction of palpable human our bodies; 3rd, the identity of the act and made from portray with a somatic expression of the artist’s actual being; and eventually, rhetorical metaphors of political and social incorporation. The so-called Western painters of Japan have been pushed to bolster subjectivity through maximizing a eastern feel of embodiment in the course of the technical, aesthetic, and political potential advised by way of those interactive registers of embodiment.

Balancing critique and sympathy for the twelve Yoga painters who're its important protagonists, Maximum Embodiment investigates the hunt for embodiment in one of the most compelling photographs of contemporary eastern paintings. The valiant struggles of artists to garner strongly embodied positions of subjectivity within the 1910s and Thirties gave solution to despairing makes an attempt at fathoming and mediating the scary studies of genuine lifestyles in the course of and after the battle within the Forties and Fifties. The very houses of Yoga that have been so conducive to expressing forceful embodiment now produced usually grotesque imagery of the destruction of our bodies. Combining acute visible research inside of a powerful conceptual framework, this quantity offers an unique account of ways the force towards greatest embodiment in early twentieth-century Yoga used to be derailed via an impulse towards greatest disembodiment.

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Download E-books The Phallus: Sacred Symbol of Male Creative Power PDF

Starting with an outline of the symbolism of inventive forces more often than not, The Phallus first examines the illustration of male fertility in such types because the menhirs or status stones of prehistoric Europe; the Mahalinga and Svayambhu of India; and the traditional Greek Omphalos. the second one a part of the publication surveys the presence of ithyphallic gods in archaic shamanistic religions (the Lord of the Animals), the Greek pantheon (Hermes, Priapus), and the Hindu deities (Ardhanarishvara, the androgyne). Danielou additionally explores the position of Shaivist and Dionysian initiatory rites in bringing males into communion with the artistic forces of existence. Illustrated all through with pictures and line drawings of ecu and Indian artwork, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine within the spiritual traditions of East and West.

Phallic imagery, in a single shape or one other, should be present in the inventive traditions of almost each international tradition due to the fact prehistoric instances. Alain Danielou the following unveils the spiritual impulse underlying artwork that initially look turns out to haven't any objective past the erotic.

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Download E-books The Young Leonardo: Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence PDF

By Larry J. Feinberg

Leonardo da Vinci is frequently provided because the "Transcendent Genius," faraway from or sooner than his time. This booklet, besides the fact that, makes an attempt to appreciate him within the context of Renaissance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg explores Leonardo's origins and the start of his profession as an artist. whereas celebrating his many creative achievements, the e-book illuminates his debt to different artists' works and his struggles to realize and keep patronage, in addition to his profession and private problems. Feinberg examines the diversity of Leonardo's pursuits, together with aerodynamics, anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, hydraulics, optics, and battle know-how, to explain how the artist's large highbrow interest knowledgeable his paintings. Situating the artist in the political, social, cultural, and creative context of mid- and late-fifteenth-century Florence, Feinberg exhibits how this surroundings stimulated Leonardo's creative output and laid the basis for the achievements of his mature works.

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Download E-books The Complete Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Volume 1 PDF

By Jean Paul Richter

This eye-catching ebook offers the reader with a special perception into the existence and paintings of 1 of history's such a lot fascinating figures. All of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings is gifted during this compact quantity - from his work and frescos, to unique reproductions of his awesome encrypted notebooks. in addition to that includes every one person paintings, sections of every are proven in isolation to bare great information - for instance, the various degrees of standpoint among the historical past sections of the "Mona Lisa", and the disembodied hand in "The final Supper". 640 pages of color artistic endeavors and pictures of Da Vinci's unique notebooks, observed through attention-grabbing biographical and old info are the following.

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Download E-books Self-Portraits (A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, Volume 4) PDF

By Ernst van de Wetering

Quantity IV of A Corpus of Rembrandt work offers uniquely with the self-portraits of Rembrandt. In a in actual fact written explanatory sort the pinnacle of the Rembrandt study venture and Editor of this quantity, Ernst van de Wetering, discusses the complete physique of labor of work and etchings portraying Rembrandt. He units the various parameters for accepting or rejecting a Rembrandt self-portrait as such, while additionally discussing the precise operating atmosphere of Rembrandt and his apprentices. This workshop atmosphere created a atmosphere the place apprentices should be inquisitive about engaged on Rembrandt work making it more challenging to figure out the hand of the grasp. Van de Wetering, who's one of many Rembrandt specialists of our day and age, is going all the way down to nice aspect to provide an explanation for how different self-portraits are made and what recommendations Rembrandt makes use of, additionally giving an outline of which work are to be attributed to the Dutch grasp and which not.

In the extra catalogue the self-portraits are tested intimately. In transparent and obtainable explanatory textual content different work are mentioned, larded with immaculate photographs of every portray. info are proven the place attainable, in addition to the result of modern-day technical imaging like X-radiography.

This murals background and artwork learn can be a part of each critical paintings historic institute, collage or museum. Nowhere within the paintings heritage have all Rembrandt’s self graphics been mentioned in such specific and comparative demeanour via an expert resembling Ernst van de Wetering. it is a ordinary paintings for many years to return.

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