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Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer Scarecrow Press (February 11, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the...


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

by Howard Carter & A. C. Mace Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous...


Roman Mosaics: Over 60 Full-Color Images from the 4th Through the 13th Centuries

by Joseph Wilpert Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Steeped in religious imagery, this glorious collection spotlights over 60 priceless examples of ancient tile art featuring images of Christ, apostles such as Bartholomew, Peter, and Paul, and numerous biblical...


Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.


Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian

by Johann Joachim Winckelmann & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Assembled by the father of modern art history, this landmark 1767 publication features more than 200 fine engravings. Its fascinating panorama of images from classical civilizations includes informative text...


Poetics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.


The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (October 17, 2005)

This book is the first attempt to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in literature, art, and life. Working across a substantial collection of comic works author Agnes Heller makes seminal observations...


Art of the Devil

by Arturo Graf Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

"The Devil holds the strings which move us!" (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.) Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer... the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source...


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...


Chinese Art

by Stephen W. Bushell Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses...


African Art

by Maurice Delafosse Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth...


Art of India

by Vincent Arthur Smith Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

India, with its extensive and colourful history, has produced an artistic tradition in many forms: architecture, painting, sculpture, calligraphy, mosaics, and artisan products all display the country's cultural,...


Christ in Art

by Ernest Renan Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the...


Apocalypse

by Camille Flammarion Parkstone International (March 22, 2012)

The final book of the Bible, known both as The Book of Revelation and The Apocalypse of John, is a prophesy of the events that will occur at the end of time. During the Middle Ages, in a society which held a...


The Bronze Age Begins

by Philip P. Betancourt Instap Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) (August 26, 2009)

This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic...


A Globalised Visual Culture?

by Fabio Guidetti & Katharina Meinecke Oxbow Books (July 31, 2020)

Late Antique artefacts, and the images they carry, attest to a highly connected visual culture from ca. 300 to 800 C.E. On the one hand, the same decorative motifs and iconographies are found across various...


Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


The Elgin Affair

by Theodore Vrettos Arcade (October 01, 2011)

Almost two hundred years after they were purchased" from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates...


Deliciae Fictiles IV

by Patricia S. Lulof & Carlo Rescigno Oxbow Books (May 02, 2011)

In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of gods and heroes, legendary...


Dating and interpreting the past in the western Roman Empire

by David Bird Oxbow Books (March 31, 2012)

This volume presents a collection of more than 30 papers in honour of one of Europe's leading scholars on Roman pottery, Brenda Dickinson. Divided into thematic sections, papers are mostly concerned with her...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black...


Egyptian art

by Jean Capart, Elie Faure & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Egyptian art is perhaps the most impersonal that exists. The artist effaces himself. But he has such an innate sense of life, a sense so directly moved and so limpid that everything of life which he describes...


Greek art

by Elie Faure & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Greek art, at the very moment that it was breaking up in depth, was scattering over the whole material surface of Hellenic antiquity. After the movement of concentration that had brought to Athens all the forces...


Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun

by W. H. Helm Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) was not only the rare woman of her time who integrated herself into the French Royal Academy of Painting, but also beloved portraitist to the aristocracy. Her paintings are...


Ivan Aivazovsky and the Russian Painters of Water

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

The seascapes of Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) made his name in Russia, his native country where he was a painter of the court of Nicholas I, yet his fame barely extended beyond these borders. Master of the Sublime,...


African Art

by Maurice Delafosse Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth...


Art of India

by Vincent Arthur Smith Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

If the 'Palace of Love', otherwise known as the Taj Mahal, is considered to be the emblem of Mughal Art, it is by no means the sole representative. Characterised by its elegance, splendor, and Persian and European...


Christ in Art

by Ernest Renan Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the...


Art of the Eternal

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

Since the first funerary statues were placed in the first sepulchres, the ideas of death and the afterlife have always held a prominent place at the heart of the art world. An unlimited source of inspiration...


Art of the Devil

by Arturo Graf Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

"The Devil holds the strings which move us!" (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.) Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer... the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source...


Greek Sculpture

by Edmund von Mach Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

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...


Chinese Art

by Stephen W. Bushell Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses...


Overcoming Ptolemy

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the...


Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis

by Elena Pischikova The American University in Cairo Press (November 01, 2013)

This volume is the first joint publication of the members of the American-Egyptian mission South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the State Ministry for Antiquities and Supreme Council...


Art, Religion and Life in Mesopotamia - Ancient History Illustrated | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The ancient civilization of the Mesopotamia may have been long gone but it was never forgotten. Its influence in art and religion can still be seen today. If you take a look at the contents of this book, you...


The Two Major Cities of the Inca Empire : Cuzco and Machu Picchu - History Kids Books | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Perhaps you've heard about the ancient cities of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. They were once cradles of life and civilization. Although they are no longer existing today, they still leave a powerful impression and...


The Rise of the Babylonians - Ancient History of the World | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Who were the Babylonians and where did they come from? What were their contributions to the ancient world? You will be learning the answers to these questions, and more, if you open this ancient history book...


The Art of Contact

by S. Rebecca Martin University of Pennsylvania Press (April 21, 2017)

The proem to Herodotus's history of the Greek-Persian wars relates the long-standing conflict between Europe and Asia from the points of view of the Greeks' chief antagonists, the Persians and Phoenicians. However...


Classical Ornament

by C. Thierry Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This rare collection, originally published in Germany during the 1860s, presents a wealth of designs from temples and other buildings of ancient Greece and Rome. The seventy-one black-and-white plates include...


Confucius and His Teachings about Life- Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Don't wait until your kids get to school before they learn about who Confucius is. Get them this book and create an edge among other kids by teaching them history effortlessly. Confucius and his teachings are...


Ancient Egypt's Deepest Secrets Revealed -Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Egypt is one of the really mysterious and very interesting topics in the world of history. Your child should be able to see it too. This book’s goal is to spark interest in history for all children out there...


Pyramids and Mummies: A Guide to Egypt's Pharaohs-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Travel to the land of the pharaohs and mummies. This wonderful picture book illustrates the many wonders of Ancient Egypt. It also include bits and pieces of the country’s history so that kids would learn...


Ancient Greece: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Is it possible, at all, to visit ancient Greece without leaving the comforts of home? Of course, it is! You have this educational book to take you where you want to go in Athens. The next pages will tell you...


Early American Civilization (Mayans, Incas and Aztecs): 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Life was not always as it is today. A lot has changed over the years. So many people placed their lives on the line to influence the modern-day American culture and tradition; that’s why it’s important your...


The Power of the Nile-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that aside from being the longest river in the world, the Nile is also very important in the History of Egypt? Read some interesting facts about the Nile in this child-friendly educational resource....


Early World Civilizations: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that there’s so much you can learn from the early civilizations that are applicable today? You get to learn about useful systems, and concepts that you can apply in your everyday life. Learning...


Ancient Rulers and Their Empires-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Gaining power and influence presents a good learning topic for children. As young as they are, they should be able to understand all the responsibilities that come with power and even wealth. This Ancient Rulers...


China and The Great Wall: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The gods have always looked out for the Middle Kingdom, and that’s evident through the years of successes and failures. China is not only rich in culture and traditions, it is also the home to one of the world’s...


The Ancient World For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore History Book Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s go visit the ancient people and see the world as they see it. This educational book will tackle history by bringing it to the consciousness of the young. There is the use of pictures and texts to attract...