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Postmodern Animal
ISBN: PB: 9781861890603, Reaktion Books, March 2000
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 58 black&white illus., 16 colour illus.
In "The Postmodern Animal", Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. Baker cogently an...
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Peter Greenaway Museums and Moving Images
ISBN: PB: 9781861890054, Reaktion Books, October 1997
244 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus.
In all his films, Peter Greenaway shows obsessive attention to detail, exaggerating the archaic and fabricating his plots out of an artificial realm of caricature and pastiche. This book examines his vision from a number of perspectives and traces a...
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Painting the Soul Icons, Death Masks and Shrouds
ISBN: PB: 9781861890016, Reaktion Books, April 1997
248 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 77 illus.
Icons are among the most elusive subjects in the history of art, but at the same time their study constitutes possibly its fastest expanding field, and with the opening-up of the former Soviet Union many new objects are being discovered, studied and...
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Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art
ISBN: PB: 9780948462757, Reaktion Books, October 1995
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 102 illus.
In this original and lucid account of how Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to "represent the unrepresentable", Victor Stoichita aims to establish a theory of...
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Paul Delvaux Surrealizing the Nude
ISBN: PB: 9780948462399, Reaktion Books, November 1992
136 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 62 illus.
Although Paul Delvaux (born 1897) is an artist of international standing, his work is relatively little known in the Anglo-Saxon world. This book, the first on the artist written in English, places Delvaux's work in the tradition of European figurati...
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Portraiture
ISBN: PB: 9780948462191, Reaktion Books, October 1991
192 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 75 black&white illus., 10 colour illus.
This is the first general and theoretical study devoted entirely to portraiture. Drawing on a broad range of images from Antiquity to the twentieth century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents and...
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Looking at the Overlooked Four Essays on Still Life Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780948462061, Reaktion Books, April 1990
192 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 87 illus.
In this, the only up-to-date critical work on still life painting in any language, Norman Bryson analyses the origins, history and logic of "still life", one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. The first essay is devoted to Roman wall-pai...
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