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The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


Erotic Fantasy

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Numerous and diverse points of view come together in this work, demonstrating the multiple aspects that sexuality can present. If nothing is more natural than sexual desire, it is nothing less than the forms...


Russian Painting

by Peter Leek Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the 18th century to the 20th, this book gives a panorama of Russian painting not equalled anywhere else. Russian culture developed in contact with the wider European influence, but retained strong native...


Erotic Encyclopedia

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political...


Homosexuality in Art

by James Smalls Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history in the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore. Abandoning all classical clichés...


Landscapes

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Although considered a minor genre for a long time, the art of landscape has risen above its forebears - religious and historic painting - to become a genre of its own. Giorgione in Italy, the Brueghels of the...


American Graffiti

by Margo Thompson Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The first appearances of graffiti “tags” (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished....


Music & Eros

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire. Professor Döpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through...


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 and indecency....


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 it the...


Pascin

by Alexandre Dupouy Parkstone International (June 12, 2014)

Today still considered a "Bad Boy", Pascin was a brilliant artist who lived and worked in the shadow of contemporaries such as Picasso, Modigliani, and several others. A specialist of the feminine form, his...


Art in Europe

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (June 12, 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,...


Vincent van Gogh

by Vincent Van Gogh & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 14, 2014)

The incarnation of the myth of a cursed artist, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is a legend who became a reference for modern art. An Expressionist during the Post-Impressionist movement, his art was misunderstood...


Persian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov Parkstone International (June 30, 2012)

Housed in the Hermitage Museum along with other institutes, libraries, and museums in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union are some of the most magnificent treasures of Persian Art. For the most...


Aestheticism in Art

by William Hogarth Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se,...


English Painting

by Ernest Chesneau Parkstone International (June 30, 2012)

The English school of painting was officially recognised at the beginning of the 18th century through the work of William Hogarth. It includes works by the most famous English artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough,...


The Origin of the World

by Jp. A. Calosse & Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (July 05, 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 it the...


Art of Islam

by Gaston Migeon & Henri Saladin Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the...


American Realism

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Urban realism, snow-covered streets of New York, boxing matches, children on the banks of a river, the painters of the Ash Can School preferred realistic images. Their paintings are a true hymn to noise and...


The Brueghels

by Émile Michel & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Pieter Brueghel was the first important member of a family of artists who were active for four generations. Firstly a drawer before becoming a painter later, he painted religious themes, such as Babel Tower,...


Taiwan Art & Civilisation

by Hsiu-Huei Wang Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Taiwan's specific situation in Asia is the source of its thorn past. Situated in the South East of China, Taiwan was at the crossroads of many maritime routes and squeezed between its neighbors, China and Japan....


Hans Memling

by Michiels,Alfred Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Little is known of Memling's life. It is surmised that he was a German by descent but the definite fact of his life is that he painted at Bruges, sharing with the van Eycks, who had also worked in that city,...


Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissance

by Joseph Manca Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Mantegna; humanist, geometrist, archaeologist, of great scholastic and imaginative intelligence, dominated the whole of northern Italy by virtue of his imperious personality. Aiming at optical illusion, he mastered...


Greek Sculpture

by Edmund von Mach Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Greek Sculpture is probably the most well known aspect of Greek art, for a contemporary it expresses the most beautiful ideal and plastic perfection. It is the first of the Ancient Arts that looked to free itself...


Erotic Fantasy

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Numerous and diverse points of view come together in this work, demonstrating the multiple aspects that sexuality can present. If nothing is more natural than sexual desire, it is nothing less than the forms...


Russian Painting

by Peter Leek Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

From the 18th century to the 20th, this book gives a panorama of Russian painting not equalled anywhere else. Russian culture developed in contact with the wider European influence, but retained strong native...


The Story of Lingerie

by Muriel Barbier & Shazia Boucher Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since...


Erotic Encyclopedia

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political...


Bonnard and the Nabis

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Pierre Bonnard was the leader of a group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves the Nabis, from the Hebrew word meaning 'prophet'. Bonnard, Vuillard, Roussel and Denis, the most distinguished of...


The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

At fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth. He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist. A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead...


Homosexuality in Art

by James Smalls Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history in the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore. Abandoning all classical clichés...


Malevich

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Pioneer of geometric abstract art and one of the most important members of the Russian Avant-garde, Malevitch experimented with various modernist styles. In reaction to the influence of Cubism and Futurism on...


Icons

by Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences - the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity...


Canaletto

by Octave Uzanne Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Canaletto began his career as a theatrical scene painter, like his father, in the Baroque tradition. Influenced by Giovanni Panini, he is specialised in vedute (views) of Venice, his birth place. Strong contrast...