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Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

Neoclassicism refers to the revival of classical art and architecture beginning in Europe in the 1750s and lasting until around 1830, with late Neoclassicism lingering through the 1870s. Neoclassicism is a highly...


The Immortal Comedy

by Agnes Heller

Immortal Comedy is the first book to 'think' philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. Although author Agnes Heller had written a book that is both deeply scholarly and meditative on the subject...


Sacred Flames

by Meghan E. Strong

A fascinating examination of the role of lighting in ancient Egyptian culture

Artificial lighting is one of the earliest tools used by humans. By the time we began to paint cave walls, we were producing lamps...


Antiquity in Gotham

by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

The first detailed study of “Neo-Antique” architecture applies an archaeological lens to the study of New York City’s structures

Since the city’s inception, New Yorkers have deliberately and purposefully...


Paul and Image

by Philip Erwin

In Paul and Image, Philip Erwin challenges conventional interpretations of 1 Corinthians that tend to overlook the significance of ancient Roman visual culture in framing and posing exegetical questions. He...


The Book of Revelation and the Visual Culture of Asia Minor

by Andrew R. Guffey

The images in the book of Revelation confound even the most seasoned of interpreters. In this book, Andrew R. Guffey argues that part of the confusion stems from the fact that the book of Revelation was first...


Revelation and the Marble Economy of Roman Ephesus

by Anna M. V. Bowden

In an effort to bring the (im)practicalities of John’s command for withdrawal from cultural participation in 18:4 to the forefront of scholarly discourse, this book reconstructs the marble economy of ancient...


Children of the Mother Goddess. History of Mediterranean Neonates

by Vassilios Fanos & Murat Yurdakök

The leading elements in this volume are the cultural representation of birth and the forms through which its narration and representation develop in the figurative arts, through historical references, mythological...


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

by Elie Faure

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...


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

by Elie Faure & Victoria Charles

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...


Digital Cities

by Maurizio Forte & Helena Murteira

The onset of digital archaeology and its subsequent remarkable development has had a crucial impact on the study of cultural heritage. Presently, researchers are able to manipulate and reinvent digital and historical...


Egyptian art

by Jean Capart, Elie Faure & Victoria Charles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

?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...