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Pukaki - a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell Libro International (December 21, 2012)

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


Russian Avant-Garde

by Evgueny Kovtun Parkstone International (May 09, 2014)

The Russian Avant-garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the...


Art in Europe

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures,...


Roses

by Pierre-Joseph Redouté & Claude Antoine Thory Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Roses presents the large number of different species of this unique flower, which is charged with so many feelings and imbued with powerful cultural significance. Because of the rose’s botanical...


Nudes

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Just as there is a fundamental difference in the use of the words “naked” and “nude”, the unclothed body can evoke a feeling of delight or shame, serving as a symbol of contradictory concepts – beauty...


Natural Curiosities

by Alfred Wallace Wallace Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Reflecting their owner’s taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying...


Love

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

A timeless theme that cannot be ignored, love has always fascinated artists. Painters, sculptors and even architects have drawn inspiration from and illustrated it. Ever new, love has led artists to create the...


Lingerie

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (June 30, 2011)

What do the thousands of images of bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines say about our society? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, since...


Kama Sutra

by E. Lamairesse & Vatsayana Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Kama Sutra pays homage to the magic of love and is a universal educational manual. This edition is tastefully illustrated with refined frescos and delicate prints.


In Praise of the Backside

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square In Praise of the Backside celebrates the most sensual part of the female body. The insightful text by Hans-Jürgen Döpp discusses the backside as a feature that stands for both powerful eroticism...


Herbarim

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Herbarium is based on the work of Basilius Besler, the famous plant expert who, for the first time in history, described, painted and engraved over a thousand species of plants. His drawings are...


Flowers

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Flowers are the centerpiece in the majority of pictorial still-lifes. By painting their colours and forms, artists from Brueghel to O’Keeffe have created symbols for both life and mortality. Van Gogh’s sunflowers,...


Erotic Drawings

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

From Michelangelo to Rubens, Degas and Picasso, erotic art has attracted many great masters, who created works that captivate the beholder like few others. In spite of, or maybe even because of, this attraction,...


Chinese Porcelain

by O. du Sartel Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured...


Beauty of the Beast

by John Bascom Parkstone International (March 21, 2012)

Throughout time, artists have maintained a close relationship with the animal world, which has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration. First, they received inspiration directly from their environment....


Audubon's Birds

by John James Audubon Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Audubon’s ambitious project to paint all the birds of North America resulted in a work that represents one of the greatest advances in ornithology. Not only did he identify new species, he also depicted birds...


The Origin of the World

by Jp. A. Calosse & Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (July 04, 2013)

Lacan, the last owner of Courbet’s The Origin of the World, loved the painting so much that he couldn’t even bring himself to look at it. Instead, he hid it behind a “safer” painting. The Chinese called...


A Life in Movies

by Irwin Winkler Abrams Press (May 06, 2019)

A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of GoodfellasRocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a century

 

The list of films Irwin Winkler...


25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom

by Alan Moore Abrams (April 14, 2013)

With each new technological advance, pornography has proliferated and degraded in quality. Today, porn is everywhere, but where is it art? 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom surveys the history of pornography and...


Saddam Hussein

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


Zazie in the Metro by Louis Malle (Film Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (March 20, 2017)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Zazie in the Metro with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Zazie in the Metro, a novel by Raymond Queneau which...


9/11

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of 9/11 in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of 9/11. At 8.46am on the morning of September...


BURLESQUE The True Art Of Seduction

by Scarlett James Groupe Cogito Média (July 25, 2011)

At the beginning of the 21st century, the unique art form of burlesque is enjoying a strong resurgence in popularity worldwide. Audiences are eager for all the humor, glamor and generous curves that burlesque...