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Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

by Charles H. Carman

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti's text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing...


Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes & Alicia J. Batten

This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories....


Museum Representations of Maoist China: From Cultural Revolution to Commie Kitsch

by Amy Jane Barnes

The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People's Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception...


A Journey Into Michelangelo's Rome

by Angela K Nickerson

From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this unique resource—part biography, part history, and part travel guide—provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo and the city...


Essays on Art (Routledge Revivals)

by A. Clutton-Brock

This collection of brief but insightful essays, though always returning to the author's central conviction that the quality of artistic endeavour depends not on individuals of genius but on the attitude of the...


Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio

by Carla Jackson Bell

Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history,...


Bungalows

by Kathryn Ferry

 A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

by Georgina Adam

This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year....


Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature

by John Dougill

Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan!

In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all...


Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction

by JoAnne Mancini & Keith Bresnahan

Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields,...


The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Using a philosophical and psychoanalytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning. Its point of departure is the 'gap' between visions and realities,...


The Life of the City: Space, Humour, and the Experience of Truth in Fin-de-siècle Montmartre

by Julian Brigstocke

The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical...


School Design Together

by Pamela Woolner

The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for...


Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

by Dianne Hales

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid...


Investigating Sex: Surrealist Research 1928-1932

by Jose Pierre & Dawn Ades

In January 1928, the surrealists initiated their remarkable “researches into sexuality” with a series of round-table conversations involving key figures such as André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Louis Aragon,...


Gaeta, Italy: The Ultimate Travel Destination (Russian Edition)

by Nicola Tarallo

Gaeta is a small, sleepy fishing village on the western coast of Italy. It is a hidden treasure for anyone who is enamored with anything Italian. In this guide book you will learn the history of the village...


Microgeneration:: Low energy strategies for larger buildings

by Dave Parker

Spiraling fuel costs, frequent power cuts, "energy wars” with fuel-rich countries holding consumers to ransom--these are just some of the issues that are helping to ensure that microgeneration of power, at...


Medieval Church Architecture

by Jon Cannon

By the end of the medieval period, Britain’s churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses...


London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide

by Ken Allinson & Victoria Thornton

London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world's most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights...