This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help (...)
From antiquity to the Enlightenment, astrology, magic, and alchemy have always been considered important tools in unravelling the mysteries of nature and human destiny. As a result of the West's exposure to the astrological beliefs of Arab philosophers and the mystical writings of late antiquity, (...)
This title presents an informative and thoroughly illustrated introduction to the tradition of French landscape painting. Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations, "Capturing Nature's Beauty" highlights the key moments of the French landscape tradition from its emergence in the 1600s to its (...)
As one of the unavoidable realities of human existence, death is also one of the oldest and most common themes in the history of art. From Egyptian tomb paintings and battle scenes on Greek vases by anonymous artists, to depictions of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus by the great (...)
Malaguzzi's work describes the significance of food and feasts through the ages and discusses how artists have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the still-life genre in painting.
This fiery and influential book, available for the first time in English, presents an Italian Futurist's radical ideas about art and architecture Futurist Painting Sculpture (Plastic Dynamism), a truly radical book by Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), claimed a central position in artistic debates of (...)
Gods and Heroes in Art aims to help museum patrons and art lovers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are each described in entries summarizing their distinctive stories, their special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each (...)
In this richly illustrated volume Rosa Giorgi argues that because much of Western art depicts key events, leaders, and practices in the history of the Christian Church, knowledge of that history is critical to an appreciation of many of our great masterpieces. Giorgi begins by analyzing artistic (...)