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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art

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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art by James Hall Book Summary:

The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist's execution of it. But what were once biblical or classical commonplaces are not so readily recognizable today. This book relates in a succinct and readable way the themes, sacred and secular, on which the repertoire of Western art is based. Combined here in a single volume are religious, classical, and historical themes, figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that appeared throughout paintings and sculpture in Western art before and after the Renaissance. More than just a dictionary, this text places these subjects in their narrative, historical, or mythological context and uses extensive cross-referencing to enhance and clarify the meanings of these themes for the reader. The definitive work by which others are compared, this volume has become an indispensable handbook for students and general appreciators alike. This wholly redesigned second edition includes a new insert of images chosen by the author, as well as a new preface and index to highlight the ideas, beliefs, and social and religious customs that form the background of much of this subject matter.

Illustrated Dictionary Of Symbols In Eastern And Western Art

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Illustrated Dictionary Of Symbols In Eastern And Western Art by James Hall Book Summary:

"A Companion volume to James Hall’s perennial seller Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art. which deals with the subject matter of Christian and Western art, the present volume includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India and the Far East. Flail explores the language of symbols in art showing how paintings, drawings and sculpture express man shades of meaning from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations. The book explains and interprets symbols from many cultures, and over 600 illustrations clarify and complement the text. There are numbered references throughout the text to the sacred Iitcra-1 ture, myths and legends in which the symbols had their origins. Details of English translations of the works are in the bibliography. The book includes an appendix of the transcription of Chinese, notes and references, bibliography, chronological tables and index."

Dictionary of Symbols in Western Art

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Dictionary of Symbols in Western Art by Sarah Carr-Gomm Book Summary:

A practical guide to the understanding and appreciation of Western Art. A delight to read and highly informative, the fascinating A-to-Z entries explore religious themes that have dominated Western painting and sculpture from its beginnings.

The Herder Dictionary of Symbols

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The Herder Dictionary of Symbols by Boris Matthews Book Summary:

This new edition of Chiron's popular guide to the meaning of symbols in religion, archaeology, mythology, art, dreams, fairy tales, and literature contains more than 1,000 entries from all over the world, revealing an abundance of the types of human symbolic thinking. Formerly titled The Herder Symbol Dictionary. Over 450 illustrations.

History of Art

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History of Art by Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson Book Summary:

For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Le livre des symboles

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Le livre des symboles by Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism Book Summary:

Le Livre des symboles allie essais originaux et incisifs sur des symboles particuliers à des images représentatives provenant de tous les horizons et de toutes les époques de l'histoire. Les textes très accessibles s'associent de façon originale à près de 800 magnifiques images en couleurs pour transmettre les dimensions voilées du sens. Chacun de ces quelque 350 essais examine les origines psychiques d'un symbole donné et la manière dont il évoque les processus et dynamiques psychiques. Les racines étymologiques, les jeux d'opposition, le paradoxe et l'ombre, les différentes manières dont les diverses cultures ont fait naître une image symbolique: tous ces facteurs sont pris en compte. Rédigés par des auteurs spécialisés dans les domaines de la psychologie, de la religion, de l'art, de la littérature et de la mythologie comparée, les essais entrent en résonance de manière à refléter les correspondances inattendues de la psyché. Il n'existe pas de définitions immuables, qui auraient tendance à écraser les symboles; un symbole encore essentiel demeure partiellement inconnu, attire notre attention et s'offre sous de nouvelles manifestations et de nouveaux sens au cours du temps. Plutôt que de proposer de simples catégories, Le Livre des symboles met en lumière la manière dont on passe de l'expérience visuelle d'une image symbolique dans l'art, la religion, la vie ou les rêves, à l'expérience directe de ses résonances personnelles et psychologiques.Le Livre des symboles établit de nouvelles références pour l'exploration consciencieuse des symboles et de leurs significations et intéressera une grande diversité de lecteurs: artistes, designers, rêveurs et interpréteurs de rêves, psychothérapeutes, autodidactes, amateurs de jeux vidéos, lecteurs de BD, chercheurs en religion et en spiritualité, écrivains, étudiants et tous ceux qui s'intéressent au pouvoir des images archétypales.

Art Information and the Internet

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Art Information and the Internet by Lois Swan Jones Book Summary:

In the first book of its kind, art information expert Lois Swan Jones discusses how to locate visual and textual information on the Internet and how to evaluate and supplement that information with material from other formats--print sources, CD-ROMS, documentary videos, and microfiche sets--to produce excellent research results. The book is divided into three sections: Basic Information Formats; Types of Websites and How to Find Them; and How to Use Web Information. Jones discusses the strengths and limitations of Websites; scholarly and basic information resources are noted; and search strategies for finding pertinent Websites are included. Art Information and the Internet also discusses research methodology for studying art-historical styles, artists working in various media, individual works of art, and non-Western cultures--as well as art education, writing about art, problems of copyright, and issues concerning the buying and selling of art. This title will be periodically updated.

Art in Zion

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Art in Zion by Dalia Manor Book Summary:

Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the book focuses on direct and indirect expressions of Zionist ideology in the artistic activity in the yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine). In particular, the book explores two major phases in the early development of Jewish art in Palestine: the activity of the Bezalel School of Art and Crafts, and the emergence during the 1920s of a group of artists known as the Modernists.

Traian Alexandru Filip

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Traian Alexandru Filip by Tonya Turner Carroll,Michael E. S. Carroll Book Summary:

"I learned how to find sources of contemporary imagery in unexpected places and in unlikely times." Sixty-three plates of Filip's highly symbolic etchings and paintings bear out the artist's self-assessment. Santa Fe art dealer/historian Turner showcases the work and biography of a defiant Romanian artist who escaped the repressive regime of the communist dictator Ceausescu to settle in New Hope, Pennsylvania just prior to the 1989 revolution and committed suicide in 1993. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. No index. 9x12". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Women Medievalists and the Academy

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Women Medievalists and the Academy by Jane Chance Book Summary:

"Pioneering. . . . An important and timely collection that profiles the lives and professional careers of women medievalists in the last centuries."--Maureen Mazzaoui, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction by Beth Williamson Book Summary:

Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Other sections deal with the changes to Christian art after the sixteenth-century Reformation, and with Christian art in the modern world. Within these themes, the book explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of St Francis at Assisi. Didactic and consciously devotional works are discussed alongside the controversial work of contemporary artists such as Andres Serrano and Chris Ofili. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Patterns and Patterning

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Patterns and Patterning by Bart Westerweel Book Summary:

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A Dictionary of Symbols

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A Dictionary of Symbols by Juan Eduardo Cirlot Book Summary:

A classic encyclopedia of symbols by Catalan polymath Joan Cirlot that illuminates the symbolic underpinnings of myth, modern psychology, literature, and art. Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s A Dictionary of Symbols is a feat of scholarship, an act of the imagination, and a tool for contemplation, as well as a work of literature, a reference book that is as indispensable as it is brilliant and learned. Cirlot was a composer, a poet, an art critic, and a champion of modern art whose interest in surrealism helped to bring him to the study of symbolism. Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, René Guénon, Erich Fromm, and Gaston Bachelard also helped to shape his thinking in a book that explores the space between the world at large and the world within, where, as Cirlot sees it, nothing is meaningless, everything is significant, and everything is in some way related to something else. Running from “abandonment” to “zone” by way of “flute” and “whip,” spanning the cultures of the world, and including a wealth of visual images to further bring the reality of the symbol home, A Dictionary of Symbols, here published for the first time in English in its original, significantly enlarged form, is a luminous and illuminating investigation of the works of eternity in time.

A True European

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A True European by David A. O. Edward Book Summary:

In this book eminent contributors honour the career of David Edward, an influential Judge of the Court of Justice

Research Methods for History

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Research Methods for History by Simon Gunn Book Summary:

Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Macbeth

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare Book Summary:

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as a lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some scenes. A comprehensive and informative edition ideal for students and teachers seeking to explore the play in depth, whether in the classroom or on the stage.

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

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Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary by Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth Book Summary:

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child

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Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child by Jeannie Labno Book Summary:

Part IIIPart IV The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child; 9 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: Trends and Patterns; 10 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: the Changing Putto; 11 The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child: Other Forms of Visual Presentation; Summary Part IV; Part V The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconography and Iconology; 12 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconographic Layers of Significance; 13 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Rudiments of Laughter, Grotesque Bodies and Mythic Boundaries; Conclusions; Plates; Catalogue; Church Names; Glossary.

Old Age in Myth and Symbol

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Old Age in Myth and Symbol by Jennifer McLerran,Patrick L. McKee Book Summary:

Designed as a resource for artists, writers, and behavioral scientists, this compilation of the myths and symbols of old age lists more than 400 entries ranging from Abraham and acacia through Zorya and Zurvan. Coverage includes traditional mythical figures, literary characters, the symbolic attributes of old age such as time measurement and musical instruments, animals associated with aging, objects, types of locations, and more. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include short citations indicating the sources used to compile the entry. A complete bibliography listing the full titles of all sources is also included.