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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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£54,00
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Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia Seven Essays
ISBN: PB: 9780674987340, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 67 halftones
Many spectacular examples of Persianate art survive to the present day, safeguarded in Istanbul and beyond – celebrating the glory of the Persian Empire (and, later, the Ottoman Empire). These include illustrated books, featuring exquisitely painted...
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Sculpture and Coins Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector
ISBN: HB: 9780674428379, Harvard University Press, September 2018
270 pp., 16x10.8 cm, 20 halftones
This volume addresses the question of the relation between sculpture and coins – or large statuary and miniature art – in the private and public domain. It originates in the Harvard Art Museums 2011 Ilse and Leo Mildenberg interdisciplinary symposium...
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Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath
ISBN: HB: 9780884024231, Harvard University Press, November 2017
378 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 246 colour illus., 44 halftones
The architectural jewel of Constantinople is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), constructed 532-537 CE. Although the edifice built by Justinian remains almost intact, only some of its original mosaics survive. In the first comprehensive study,...
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£64,00
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Image of the Black in African and Asian Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674504394, Harvard University Press, February 2017
456 pp., 27.9x24.7 cm, 263 colour illus.
"The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art" asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. Beginning with ancient Egypt – positioned properly as part of African history – this volume focuses on the figure of the b...
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£69,00
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Saints and Sacred Matter The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond
ISBN: HB: 9780884024064, Harvard University Press, December 2015
376 pp., 27.9x22.8 cm, 157 colour photographs, 25 halftones, 15 line illus.
Enshrined in sumptuous metal, ivory, or stone containers, relics formed an important physical and spiritual bond between heaven and earth, linking humankind to their saintly advocates in heaven. As they were carried in liturgical processions, used in...
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Picturing the True Form Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China
ISBN: PB: 9780674504288, Harvard University Press, February 2015
526 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 80 colour illus., 46 halftones, 242 line illus.
"Picturing the True Form" investigates the long-neglected visual culture of Daoism, China's primary indigenous religion, from the tenth through thirteenth centuries with references to earlier and later times. In this richly illustrated book, Susan Hu...
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£28,00
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Efficacious Landscape On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court
ISBN: HB: 9780674417151, Harvard University Press, February 2015
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 63 colour illus., 12 line illus.
Ink landscape painting is a distinctive feature of the Northern Song, and painters of this era produced some of the most celebrated artworks in Chinese history. "The Efficacious Landscape" addresses how landmark works of this pivotal period first cam...
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£57,00
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Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists
ISBN: HB: 9780674052697, Harvard University Press, October 2014
368 pp., 27.9x24.7 cm, 224 colour
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 the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied...
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£72,00
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Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century Part 1: The Impact of Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674052673, Harvard University Press, February 2014
320 pp., 27.9x24.7 cm, 195 colour illus., 25 halftones
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 the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied...
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£76,00
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