"With a new design and many new illustrations, this edition retains the elements that have been justly praised in earlier editions: introductory overviews offering a Brief Insight into each major period; Timelines which further enhance our understanding of the historical, geographical and cultural context of artworks; over twenty color maps; boxed essays on Techniques in art and architecture; Art Past Art Present boxes, illuminating the relationship between the art being discussed and our modern world; a series of Theme Spreads presenting groups of works from different periods and locations that can be more fully understood when seen in the context of other works representing the same theme. The authors have made liberal use of quotation from historical documents, and key terms are highlighted and defined in the Glossary."--BOOK JACKET.
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A group of renowned scholars, collectors, artists, and curators grapple with the challenging notion of defining "Islamic art."
"Featuring 70 works in various media--paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture--that were created during the past three decades, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will demonstrate how China's ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past. The exhibition will be organized thematically into four parts and will include such highlights as Xu Bing's dramatic Book from the Sky (ca. 1988), an installation that will fill an entire gallery; Family Tree (2000), a set of vivid photographs documenting a performance by Zhang Huan in which his facial features--and his identity--are obscured gradually by physiognomic texts that are inscribed directly onto his face; and Map of China (2006) by Ai Weiwei, which is constructed entirely of wood salvaged from demolished Qing dynasty temples." --
2020 Reprint of the 1936 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is generally considered the first substantial study of African-American artists, written by the first African-American Rhodes Scholar and a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. The work of the most important African artists is presented in detail, including descriptions of their principal works in all visual mediums. Contents: Negro art, past and present -- The Negro artist and Negro art -- Early Negro artists -- The Negro artist wins his spurs -- Europe discovers Negro art -- American art re-discovers the Negro -- Negro artists to-day -- The Negro through European eyes -- African or primitive Negro art -- The future of Negro art.
Works include rock art, bark paintings, Papunya paintings and Aranda - Hermannsburg art.
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The recent exhibitions dedicated to Botticelli around the world show, more than ever, the significant and continued debate about the artist. Botticelli Past and Present engages with this debate. The book comprises four thematic parts, spanning four centuries of Botticelli’s artistic fame and reception from the fifteenth century. Each part comprises a number of essays and includes a short introduction which positions them within the wider scholarly literature on Botticelli. The parts are organised chronologically beginning with discussion of the artist and his working practice in his own time, moving onto the progressive rediscovery of his work from the late eighteenth to the turn of the twentieth century, through to his enduring impact on contemporary art and design. Expertly written by researchers and eminent art historians and richly illustrated throughout, the broad range of essays in this book make a valuable contribution to Botticelli studies.
Catalog of an exhibition held at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, and CIMA Gallery, Calcutta; includes biographical profiles of Bengali artists.