L Herbier Merveilleux

Publisher: Actes Sud Editions
ISBN: 9782330048129
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L Herbier Merveilleux from the Author: . __Livre__: During his 2012 residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel (born 1964) delved into the archives of the magnificent garden that Isabella Stewart Gardner, the first American woman to graduate with a degree in horticulture, cultivated around her residence. Othoniel examined the museum (where nothing has been moved since its owners died) and photographed the flowers in the tapestries, ironwork, architecture, furnishings and paintings, in such masterpieces as van Dyck's "Portrait of a Woman" with its innocuous rose, Piermatteo d'Amelia's "Annunciation" with its majestic lily and Bartolom� Bermejo's "Saint Engracia" with its enigmatic palm. This giftworthy volume presents his art-historical ABC of these flowers, from Acanthus to Zea Mays.

Beauty Revealed

Author: Sarah Handler
Publisher: University of California Berkeley
ISBN: 9780971939714
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Beauty Revealed from the Author: Sarah Handler. __Livre__: "Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting" brings together some of the world's finest examples of "meiren hua" (paintings of beautiful women), a largely neglected and misunderstood genre of Chinese painting spanning the country's last imperial dynasty (1644-1912). Often dismissed as decorative or misinterpreted as highbrow portraits of ladies, these enigmatic and relatively unexamined works are the subject of close scholarly scrutiny in this publication. The corresponding exhibition includes works from the collection of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as well as loans from the British Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a number of other American museums and private collections in England, Sweden and France.


Author: Lynn Parrish Sutton
ISBN: 9781610673457
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Animally from the Author: Lynn Parrish Sutton. __Livre__: Whether you love them "hugely like a whale," or "shyly like a quail," this adverb adventure through the animal kingdom is perfect to share with all the birdily, bugily, animally loved people in your life.

Mystics Of The Church

Author: Evelyn Underhill
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579103316
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Mystics Of The Church from the Author: Evelyn Underhill. __Livre__: Evelyn Underhill's classic book on mysticism shows not only the historic development of Christian mysticism and its influence on the Church, but gives a deep insight into the spiritual growth of the individual mystics, their struggles, achievements and influence. Covering the whole development of the Christian Church from St. Paul to the present century, the author illustrates the differing backgrounds and approach of many of the great mystics such as St. Augustine of Hippo, whose writings helped to create the Church's understanding of its mystical character; and St. Francis of Assisi, whose example proved an inspiration to many. The book gives much more than an opportunity to meet the great mystics: it also provides a framework for the analysis of true mysticism and false, contrasting Catherine of Sienna, a girl of the people whose transcendental mysticism benefited many in an age of ecclesiastical degradation, with the well-born and beautiful Madame Guyon, whose excesses brought mysticism into disrepute. Evelyn Underhill illuminates the whole of her subject by drawing attention to the differences of approach that can bring mortals along the road to the divine, from the zealous militancy of a Loyola to the passivity of the Quietists. This absorbing study by one of the great writers on mysticism covers every aspect of the subject and gives a clear understanding of the mystics' world in writing that is both informative and stimulating.

Inventing Asia

Author: Noriko Murai
Publisher: Asian Civilisation Museum
ISBN: 9780914660323
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Inventing Asia from the Author: Noriko Murai. __Livre__: Essays examine the widespread presence and myths of Asia in American culture in the late 18th and early 20th centuries, exploring the persistence and pervasiveness of America's fascination with the East.

Harald Szeemann

Author: Hans-Joachim Müller
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 9783775717052
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Harald Szeemann from the Author: Hans-Joachim Müller. __Livre__: Harold Szeemann (1933-2005) was one of the most influential curators of the late twentieth century. An entire generation of curators has been inspired by his independent way of creating exhibitions and his emphatic method of presenting contemporary art. In retrospect, his unrelenting interest in artistic loners with strong attitudes and powerful personalities was a vehement challenge to the kind of art market that focussed on trends and movements. This volume describes the "Szeemann principle" and provides an overview of the most important moments in his curatorial career: the legendary exhibitions.

Flower Fairies

Author: Cicely Mary Barker
Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers
ISBN: 9780723242918
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Flower Fairies from the Author: Cicely Mary Barker. __Livre__: A collection of flower mythology and plant lore lists each flower alphabetically with its meanings, medicinal properties, related superstitions, and recipes for ancient magic spells, complemented by illustrations of the Flower Fairies.

Rosalyn Drexler Who Does She Think She Is

ISBN: 9781941366097
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Rosalyn Drexler Who Does She Think She Is from the Author: . __Livre__: Rosalyn Drexler has always moved between worlds. In the late 1950s and early '60s, she showed sculpture at New York's Reuben Gallery, a gathering place for artists like Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg who combined installation and performance with traditional media. Drexler took part in Happenings at Reuben Gallery and at Judson Church (years after her own quasi-performance as a female wrestler, memorialized by Andy Warhol in the 1962 series "Album of a Mat Queen"). Drexler's collages and large-format paintings of the 1960s open the category of Pop art to technology and politics in a way that feels contemporary today, crossing hard-edge painting with depictions of sex, violence, race and gender role-playing in film and media. Her writing also crosses high and low genres, comprising novels both experimental and popular, avant-garde theater and writing for television (including an Emmy-winning Lily Tomlin special). In addition to a comprehensive selection of Drexler's major paintings, "Who Does She Think She Is?" also recovers the artist's early sculptures, recently rediscovered and not exhibited since 1960. Documentation of Drexler's performances and theatrical work, photographs evoking her role in the downtown New York scene and a selection of her books and other archival materials present her work across multiple mediums, offering a comprehensive look at Drexler's varied career. Rosalyn Drexler was born in 1926 in the Bronx, New York. In 1951 Drexler pursued a brief career as a professional wrestler under the name "Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire." In January 1964 her work was included in the "First International Girlie Exhibit" at Pace Gallery, New York. In 1968, Drexler signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.