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History of art / art & design styles

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Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730 Experiencing Histories

Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730 Experiencing Histories

Author: Lydia (University of Cambridge) Hamlett Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This book illuminates the original meanings of seventeenth and early eighteenth-century mural paintings in Britain. At the time, these were called 'histories'. Throughout the eighteenth century, though, the term became directly associated with easel painting and, as 'history painting' achieved the status of a sublime genre, any link with painted architectural interiors was lost. Whilst both genres contained historical figures and narratives, it was the ways of viewing them that differed. Lydia Hamlett emphasises the way that mural paintings were experienced by spectators within their architectural settings. New iconographical interpretations and theories of effect and affect are considered an important part of their wider historical, cultural and social contexts. This book is intended to be read primarily by specialists, graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in new approaches to British art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Joy of Art How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk about Art

The Joy of Art How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk about Art

Author: Carolyn Schlam Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

An Artist's Insights on Art Appreciation Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you're looking at Answers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in general A summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at art Highlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued them Many visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practices Interesting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they did A few games to test your new skills The Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you'll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.

Architecture and Sacrament A Critical Theory

Architecture and Sacrament A Critical Theory

Author: David (Washington State University, Pullman, USA) Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

David Wang's Architecture and Sacrament considers architectural theory from a Christian theological perspective, specifically, the analogy of being (analogia entis). The book tracks social and cultural reasons why the theological literature tends to be separate from contemporary architecture theory. Wang argues that retrieval of the sacramental outlook embedded within the analogy of being, which informed centuries of art and architecture in the West, can shed light on current architectural issues such as big box stores, the environmental crisis and the loss of sense of community. The book critiques the materialist basis of current architectural discourse, subsumed largely under the banner of critical theory. This volume on how European ideas inform architectural theory compliments Wang's previous book, A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future and will appeal to architecture students and academics, as well as those grappling with the philosophical moorings of all built environments.

BranD No.45 Rock the Boldface

BranD No.45 Rock the Boldface

Author: Editorial Department of BranD Magazine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Architecture and Sacrament A Critical Theory

Architecture and Sacrament A Critical Theory

Author: David (Washington State University, Pullman, USA) Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

David Wang's Architecture and Sacrament considers architectural theory from a Christian theological perspective, specifically, the analogy of being (analogia entis). The book tracks social and cultural reasons why the theological literature tends to be separate from contemporary architecture theory. Wang argues that retrieval of the sacramental outlook embedded within the analogy of being, which informed centuries of art and architecture in the West, can shed light on current architectural issues such as big box stores, the environmental crisis and the loss of sense of community. The book critiques the materialist basis of current architectural discourse, subsumed largely under the banner of critical theory. This volume on how European ideas inform architectural theory compliments Wang's previous book, A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future and will appeal to architecture students and academics, as well as those grappling with the philosophical moorings of all built environments.

LIVING PAPER

LIVING PAPER

Author: SendPoints Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

This book offers a glimpse into the culture of paper art and its mysterious creation, by introducing paper art from different aspects- from the invention of paper to various kinds of paper art across the world, the main techniques and tools of paper art creation, and the commonly used types of paper in the field. In addition, it mainly showcases contemporary paper art works that have highly integrated craftsmanship with creativity. It also breaks down the creation process of each work and discusses important subjects such as the application of paper art with paper artists and designers.

WPA Posters in an Aesthetic, Social, and Political Context A New Deal for Design

WPA Posters in an Aesthetic, Social, and Political Context A New Deal for Design

Author: Cory Pillen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2020

This book examines posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal relief program designed to create jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. Cory Pillen focuses on several issues addressed repeatedly in the roughly 2,200 extant WPA posters created between 1935 and 1943: recreation and leisure, conservation, health and disease, and public housing. As the book shows, the posters promote specific forms of knowledge and literacy as solutions to contemporary social concerns. The varied issues these works engage and the ideals they endorse, however, would have resonated in complex ways with the posters' diverse viewing public, working both for and against the rhetoric of consensus employed by New Deal agencies in defining and managing the relationship between self and society in modern America. This book will be of interest to scholars in design history, art history, and American studies.

Designing London Understanding the Character of the City

Designing London Understanding the Character of the City

Author: Ike Ijeh Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2020

Urban character is frequently cited by planners, developers and architects as something they wish to protect and enhance. But little or no effort is ever made to define urban character in specific or quantitative terms. In Designing London, architect and critic Ike Ijeh provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of London's urban character. He establishes key principles by which the architecture of the capital's streets, buildings and spaces can be designed to enhance the character of the city. He first identifies and analyses the constituent physical, social and environmental ingredients that form London's urban character and reviews the architectural, historic and planning context within which these ingredients operate. Then, through case studies of recent and proposed architectural projects, he discusses examples of how London's character has either been undermined or enhanced. Ultimately, the book emphasises the enormous value of London's unique urban character and encourages greater understanding and awareness of how that character is directly affected by architectural design decisions.

The Da Vinci Women The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art

The Da Vinci Women The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art

Author: Kia Vahland Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary thinker, artist and inventor who has been written about and celebrated for centuries. Lesser known, however, is his revolutionary and empowering portrayal of the modern female, centuries before the first women's liberation movements. Before da Vinci, portraits of women in Italy were still, impersonal and mostly shown in profile. Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time. Art historian and journalist Kia Vahland recounts Leonardo's entire life from April 15, 1452, as a child born out of wedlock in Vinci up through his death on May 2, 1519, in the French castle of von Cloux. Included throughout are 80 sketches and paintings showcasing Leonardo's approach to the female form (including anatomical sketches of birth) and other artwork as well as examples from other artists from the 15th and 16th centuries. Vahland explains how artists like Raphael, Giorgione, Giovanni Bellini and the young Titian were influenced by da Vinci's women while Michelangelo, da Vinci's main rival, created masculine images of woman that counters Leonardo's depictions.

Hot Art, Cold War - Western and Northern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990

Hot Art, Cold War - Western and Northern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990

Author: Claudia (University of Edinburgh) Hopkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

This book is an anthology of primary source texts on postwar American art between 1945 and 1989, translated from Northern and Western European languages into English for the first time and introduced by scholarly essays. This volume will be the first full-scale account of the reception of American art across Northern and Western Europe, greatly enriching the field of American art studies. Postwar American art triggered varied - positive and negative - responses across Europe. There was no single European discourse, as the responses were inflected by a range of issues (political, social, artistic, etc.) that varied in the different national contexts across Europe. Taken together, these diverse texts offer a representative selection of responses to American art in the Cold War period. This book covers United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany (FRG), Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. This is a companion volume to Hot Art, Cold War - Southern and Eastern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990.

The History of Chinese Animation

The History of Chinese Animation

Author: Lijun Sun Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2020

China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future. This book describes the history, present and future of China's animation industry. The author divides the business's 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works; themes; directions; artistic styles; techniques; industrial development; government support policies; business models; the nurturing of education and talent; broadcasting systems and animation. Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.