In this intriguing book, E.H. Gombrich, who was one of the world's foremost art historians, traces how cast shadows have been depicted in Western art through the centuries. Gombrich discusses the way shadows were represented--or ignored--by artists from the Renaissance to the 17th century and then describes how Romantic, Impressionist, and Surrealist artists exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the illusion of realism or drama in their representations. exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the illusion of realism or drama in their representations. First published to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 1995, it is reissued here with additional color illustrations and a new introduction by esteemed scholar Nicholas Penny. It is also now available as an enhanced eBook, with zoomable images and accompanying film footage.… read more
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How do we represent ouselves and the cultures we live in? Is it possible to trace any boundaries between reality and self-representation? Because the self represented is …the product of a process of selection and choice, in many ways to represent the self is, often simultaneously, to create the self and negate the self. What, then, becomes of the self once it is represented? Because the process of self-representation cumulates in a tangible result and given that any representation of the self is necessarily a construct which aims to render visible or knowable in concrete form the unseen and unknown, self-representation is vulnerable to assessments of its naturalness or artificiality, its honesty or deceit. Many issues affect the author or artists self-representation, both as process and form: the medium through which the self will be represented, the motivation for representing oneself, and the role of the audience, to name only a few relevant factors. This book explores the multifaceted nature of self-representation in relation to culture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance up to contemporary Italian, American and Australian culture with reference to concepts and questions connected to literature, poetry, philosophy, theology, history, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and visual arts. read more
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The Academy of Parish Clergy's 2018 Top Five Reference Books for Parish Ministry Beauty and holiness are both highly significant subjects in the Bible. In this comprehens…ive study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art. From the walls of the Roman catacombs to the paintings of Marc Chagall, visual art in the West has consistently drawn its most profound and generative inspiration from biblical narrative and imagery. Jeffrey guides readers through this artistic tradition from the second century to the twenty-first, astutely pointing out its relationship not only to the biblical sources but also to related expressions in liturgy and historical theology. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 146 masterworks, reproduced in full color, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art, to devotees of biblical studies, and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries. read more
Praise for In the Shadow of King Saul "Accessible and brimming with erudition. . . . Charyn writes with passionate precision about writers, films and filmmakers, about Ne…w York's marginalized classes, and all manner of cultural icons. . . . [He] deftly blends the stories of his own life with the stories of those whose ordeals, failures, and victories hold special meaning for him as symptomatic of the American experience. . . . Wherever he takes us, Charyn's mind is always agile, and his prose is stunningly electric." --Jewish Book Council "Powerful. . . . Charyn composes an autobiography of essays, sharing lessons learned from a lifetime of love for leading ladies, literature and language." --Shelf Awareness for Readers "Lively essays. . . . A very personal view of the past artfully brought to vivid life." --Kirkus Reviews "Deeply personal. . . . Readers will delight in encountering Charyn's New York City. . . . From his ruminations on seeing classic studio-era films during his South Bronx childhood in the 1940s and '50s to an account of a day spent with Mayor Ed Koch in the mid-'80s, Charyn's prose enchants. . . . Longtime fans and those new to Charyn's work alike will enjoy this distinctive glimpse into one author's influences." --Publishers Weekly "A valuable collection, both an effective primer for readers new to Charyn's work and an intriguing read for those already familiar, showing off his skills as a memoirist and a culture writer in equal measure." --Foreword Reviews "[Charyn] is a writer of great passion, lyric and empathy. . . . These essays flow from the page with realism and from an author who knows the truth." --North of Oxford "In [Charyn's] enchanting writing, the glory is in the details." --Comics Grinder "With his customary linguistic verve and pulsing imagination, Charyn serves up here some of the tastiest essay writing available. He knows and loves New York past and present, and he draws on a lifetime of raucous experience and dedicated reading for a rich, heady, satisfying brew." --Phillip Lopate Select Praise for Jerome Charyn "Jerome Charyn is one of the most important writers in American literature." --Michael Chabon "One of our finest writers. . . . Whatever milieu [Charyn] chooses to inhabit, . . . his sentences are pure vernacular music, his voice unmistakable." --Jonathan Lethem "Charyn, like Nabokov, is that most fiendish sort of writer, so seductive as to beg imitation, so singular as to make imitation impossible." --Tom Bissell "Among Charyn's writerly gifts is a dazzling energy. . . . [He is] an exuberant chronicler of the mythos of American life." --Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books "Charyn skillfully breathes life into historical icons." --New Yorker "Both a serious writer and an immensely approachable one, always witty and readable." --Washington Post "Absolutely unique among American writers." --Los Angeles Times "A contemporary American Balzac." --Newsday read more
Dead ShapeShifters. A missing warlock. And a demon with an ancestral grudge.Marradith Ryder's job as a Sojourner means she is tasked with finding threats of the paranorma…l sort, and stopping them before they cause havoc. Even with Justin and Fiona to help her, things get complicated fast. And as they face one danger, a new one presents itself, threatening Marradith and those she loves.This is the second book in The Marradith Ryder Series, which began with Hunting in Closed Spaces. The series also includes two novellas: The Moon Goddess and Marradith, Darkly. read more
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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art examines, under one umbrella, different kinds of analogies, mutual influences, integrations and collaborations of au…dio and visual in different art forms. The book represents state-of-the-art case studies with key figures of modern thinking constituting a foundation for discussion. It thus emphasizes avant-garde and experimental tendencies, while analyzing them in historical, theoretical, and critical frameworks. The book is organized around three core thematic sections. The first, Sights and Sounds, concentrates on the interaction between the experience of seeing and the experience of hearing. Examples of painting, classic and digital animation, video art, choreography, and music performance are examined in this section. Sound, Space, and Matter explores experimental forms emanating from the expansion of the concepts of music and space to include environmental sounds, vibrating frequencies, silence, language, human habitats, the human body, and more. The reader will find here an analysis of different manifestations of this aesthetic shift in sound art, fine art, contemporary dance, multimedia theatre, and cinema. The last section, Performance, Performativity, and Text, shows how new light shed by modernism and the avant-garde on the performative aspect of music have led it - together with sound, voice, and text - to become active in new ways in postmodern and contemporary art creation. In addition to examples of real-time performing arts such as music theatre, experimental theatre, and dance, it includes case studies that demonstrate performativity in fine art, visual poetry, short film, and cinema. Sitting at the cutting edge of the field of music and visual arts, the book offers a unique, at times controversial view of this rapidly evolving area of study. Artists, curators, students and scholars will find here a panoramic view of cutting-edge discourse in the field, by an international roster of scholars and practitioners. read more
What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities in eras utterly remote from our own? This history of art shows how painters…, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to the revolutionary years of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world: a world of the imagination. read more
Its known as the Cataclysman event responsible for arresting most electronic technology. Its impact was global and few countermeasures existed. Civilization was nearly br…ought to its knees. At least for a while. We found ways of getting by. Humanity connected with its past while auguring new solutions. Even for college students like Joanna Westenra, a world without smartphones or the Internet was survivablealbeit just barely. We were down but not out. Life could go on. Then the Cataclysm unveiled something new. Monsters arose in the night. They are known as the Turned. We try valiantly to ignore them, to go on as if nothing else has changed. Yet we cannot deny that these creatures were once human. They are solicited from both the living and the dead. They hunt us and harbor no mercy. Joanna is hanging onto her former life as best she can, but now she sees things only the Turned are rumored to witness. The crimson clouds of the Cataclysm leer on as Joanna embarks upon her destiny. read more
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Winner of the American Horse Publication's Best Equine Book Award of the Year (2004)Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin AwardSpanning time and technique, THE ART OF THE WE…STERN SADDLE is a celebration and visual feast of the graceful artistry of the western saddler and his craft. Filled with detailed photographs and illustrations, this book celebrates the saddle as a decorative hallmark of subtle beauty while fulfilling the utility of its principal purpose. The ability for early man to domesticate and ride the horse created the rapid advancement of man's capability to travel and explore. The saddle-the epitome of form following function-evolved to meet the utilitarian needs of the rider and his tasks, be they work or pleasure.Illustrated with historic and contemporary examples of saddle style and decoration, THE ART OF THE WESTERN SADDLE highlights the work of makers such as Visalia Stock Saddle Company, Meana, Miles City Saddlery, Porter, Hamley, Edward H. Bohlin, McCabes, and Keyston Bros., along with contemporary makers such as Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, and many others. Many saddles of the stars are featured from the golden age of the Hollywood Western; these include outfits belonging to the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Barbara Stanwyck, Ken Maynard, and Buck Jones.THE ART OF THE WESTERN SADDLE also provides a look at the many exquisite and unpublished examples of the finest in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created by the West's preeminent metalsmiths. Featuring 300 photographs, this volume is an absolute must for all equestrians, as well as for collectors and admirers of this unique and totally American craft. read more
It's known as the Cataclysm-an event responsible for arresting most electronic technology. Its impact was global and few countermeasures existed. Civilization was nearly …brought to its knees. At least for a while. We found ways of getting by. Humanity connected with its past while auguring new solutions. Even for college students like Joanna Westenra, a world without smartphones or the Internet was survivable-albeit just barely. We were down but not out. Life could go on. Then the Cataclysm unveiled something new. Monsters arose in the night. They are known as the Turned. We try valiantly to ignore them, to go on as if nothing else has changed. Yet we cannot deny that these creatures were once human. They are solicited from both the living and the dead. They hunt us and harbor no mercy. Joanna is hanging onto her former life as best she can, but now she sees things only the Turned are rumored to witness. The crimson clouds of the Cataclysm leer on as Joanna embarks upon her destiny. read more
'Art Spiegelman...to the comics world is a Michelangelo and a Medici both, an influential artist who is also an impresario and an enabler of others...[Maus's] great innov…ation-unmatched and possibly unmatchable-was in its combination of style and subject....It would be almost impossible to overstate the influence of Maus among other artists.' -New York Times Magazine 'Spiegelman has become one of The New Yorker's most sensational artists, in recent years drawing illustrations for covers that are meant not just to be plainly understood but also to reach up and tattoo your eyeballs with images....From his Holocaust saga [Maus] in which Jewish mice are exterminated by Nazi cats, to the The New Yorker covers guaranteed to offend, to a wild party that ends in murder: Art Spiegelman's cartoons don't fool around.' - Los Angeles Times 'A startling and provocative work.' - Newsday 'For one moment on an otherwise perfect fall day in Manhattan, time stood absolutely still, and since then history has rushed past too quickly for any artist to keep up. This disjunction between experience and understanding gives In the Shadow of No Towers something so much more than a linear narrative: It is a love letter to a city that this artist, no matter his fears, could not bring himself to leave.' -Paper Magazine 'Like Maus, Spiegelman's Pulitzer-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Shadow brilliantly captures incendiary history through a personal story -- in this case, of the artist affirming his choice to be a 'rooted' cosmopolitan.' -GQ 'A posttraumatic masterpiece.' -O Magazine 'This is a powerful and quirky work of visual storytelling by a master comics artist.' -Publisher's Weekly (starred review) 'You don't have to be a comics aficionado to see that Spiegelman has done a superb job of capturing the tragic absurdity of life in New York City on 9/11 and for months thereafter.' -Newsweek read more
Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the Meridian Speech addresses a central problem in the work of a poet who holds a un…ique position in the intellectual history of the twentieth century. On the one hand, he was perhaps the last great figure of the Western poetic tradition, one who took up the dialogue with its classics and who responded to the questions of his day from a global concern, if often cryptically. And on the other hand, Paul Celan was a witness to and interim survivor of the Holocaust. These two identities raise questions that were evidently present for Celan in the very act of poetry. This study takes the form of a commentary on Celans most important statement of his poetics and beliefs, The Meridian, which is an extraordinarily condensed text, packed with allusions and multiple meanings. It reflects his early work and anticipates later developments, so that the discussion of The Meridian becomes a consideration of his oeuvre as a whole. The commentary is an act of listeningan attempt to hear what these words meant to the poet, to see the landscapes from which they come and the reality they are trying to project; and in the light of this, to arrive at a clear picture of the relation between Celans Jewishness and his vocation as a Western writer. read more
Art is an effective medium as expressing the soul of human civilization. Art specimens reflect not only the socio-culture, economic and religious modes and thoughts of a …community, but also delineate its artistic tradition. The present study has been designed to meet a new awakening of general interest in a wider world in cultural modes and art treasures in the Terai Region of Lumbini Zone of Nepal. read more
Books : The Book of Shadows (Paperback)
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Since the late 1980s, the boundaries between the musicologies have become increasingly blurred. Most notably, a growing number of musicologists have become interested in …the ideas and methodologies of ethnomusicology, and in particular, in applying one of the central methodological tools of ethnomusicology ethnography to the study of Western art music, a tradition which had previously been studied primarily through scores, recordings and other historical sources. Alongside this, since the 1970s a small number of ethnomusicologists have also written about Western art music, thus complicating the idea of ethnomusicology as the study of other music. Indeed, there has been a growth in this area of scholarship in recent years.Approaching western art music through the perspectives of ethnomusicology can offer new and enriching insights to the study of this musical tradition, as shown in the writings presented in this book. The current volume is the first collection of essays on this topic and includes work by authors from a range of musicological and ethnomusicological backgrounds, exploring a variety of issues including music in orchestral outreach programmes, new audiences for classical music concerts, music and conflict transformation, ethnographic study of the rehearsal process, and the politics of a high-profile music festival.This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnomusicology Forum. read more
In the 1960s, art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from t…he ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied by essays written by major scholars, appeared in three large?format volumes, consisting of one or more books, that quickly became collector's items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to have republished five of the original books and five completely new ones, extending the series into the twentieth century. The rise of black artists', the second of two books on the twentieth century and the final volume in The Image of the Black in Western Art, marks an essential shift in the series and focuses on representation of blacks by black artists in the West. This volume takes on important topics ranging from urban migration within the United States to globalization, to Naegritude and cultural hybridity, to the modern black artist's relationship with European aesthetic traditions and experimentation with new technologies and media. Concentrating on the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, essays in this volume shed light on topics such as photography, jazz, the importance of political activism to the shaping of black identities, as well as the post-black art world. read more
Contemporary accounts of Malay culture that focus on shamanism, dance, medicine and performance reveal only a partial view of Malay mysticism. However, given knowledge of… the Malay martial art (silat) a more comprehensive understanding of Malay mysticism, religion, sorcery and magic becomes possible. Recognizing the silat master's (guru silat) role in Malay mysticism recon? gures the social anth- pology of Malay religion, sorcery and magic. Hence this account explores Malay mysticism, shamanism and sorcery from the perspective of silat, which may be considered as a kind of embodied war magic or warrior religion. Shadows of the Prophet: Martial Arts and Su Mysticism is based upon my d- toral dissertation (Farrer 2006b). Part I of the book, re ections, outlines the meth- ological and theoretical base of the research. Chapter 1 outlines the ? eldwork method of performance ethnography used to investigate a transnational silat organization called Seni Silat Haqq Melayu. This group are an offshoot of the Islamic Haqqani- Naqshbandi Su? Order headed internationally by Shaykh Nazim, and led in Sou- east Asia by a Malay Prince; H. R. H. Shaykh Raja Ashman. Readers who prefer to delve directly into the ethnographic materials may skip Chapter 2, which contains an extensive academic literature review of anthropological theories of art, embo- ment, magic, and performance read alongside Malay animism, shamanism, ritual and theatre. read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. B…ecause we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. read more