Arts & Photography History & Criticism Books

Art in Renaissance Venice

This unit considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's geographical location and ethnically diverse population. Studying Venice and its art offers a challenge to the conventional notion of Renaissance art as an entirely Italian phenomenon.

Wilberforce

This 16-hour free course examined William Wilberforce's career and writings and assessed their historical significance.

Introducing the Classical world

This 20-hour free course introduced the Classical world through the various sources of information used by scholars.

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern

This 10-hour free course explored the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium.

Robert Owen and New Lanark

This 12-hour free course explored the ideas of Robert Owen and a range of social issues he sought to address in the early 1800s.

Hadrian's Rome

This 10-hour free course explored the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian and the impact Hadrian had on the appearance of the city.

Studying the arts and humanities

This 4-hour free course introduced the study of the arts and humanities, and explored skills and techniques required for learning at a distance.

David Hume

This 16-hour free course explored Hume's views on death, and shifts in attitude towards death and religious belief in late eighteenth-century Europe.

The body in antiquity

This 5-hour free course explored the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation and its importance for our understanding of ancient society.

A Bird in the Hand

This book is a brief look into the world of Terry Everitt as a Wildlife Artist - or Bird Carver as he'd rather be known. It describes the strong feelings he has about both the good and the bad of inheriting a talent and how it's affected his life over the last 40 years or so. It traces the path from his earlier years drawing and painting birds, then changing his tools and medium to reach where he is today as a carver.

Terry briefly covers the evolution he went through with variations in the design of his unique "Naturebox" before specialising in the product that he crafts nowadays. He includes a short, but nevertheless, easy to follow "work in progress" piece which details the process of carving birds from wood.

If you are an experienced wildlife wood carver already or have always hankered over picking up some sharp instruments, Terry's book will inspire you. It's a great hobby to have.

Goya

This 5-hour free course explored the works of Goya, the influences of the times in which he lived and developments in his career as an artist.

Delacroix

This 16-hour free course explored the work of Delacroix and how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

Musée du Louvre

This 4-hour free course explored the development of the Louvre, the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.

Napoleonic paintings

Using Napoleonic imagery, this 16-hour free course explored analysis and interpretation of works of art and the relationship between art and politics.

Battlelines: Road to Gettysburg: Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew

What did a battle during the Civil War look like?

We have no photographs of Civil War battles because photography had no advanced to where it could stop that kind of action.

But we can get a good idea of what the battles were like from the courageous -- and sometimes reckless -- combat artists from contemporary publications who took to the field and attached themselves to the armies.

Sadly, the work of these men has been largely ignored. Happily, many of their original drawings still exist.

This series of the work of the Civil War combat artists will show you scenes, places and fighting men that you have never seen before -- largely because many of the works in these volumes have remained unpublished even after more than 150 years.

In this volume, you will meet Alfred Waud and Edwin Forbes, the two artists who were with the Union's Army of the Potomac during those fateful days leading up to the battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest and most important engagements of the war.

suRRism: Manifesto

Das suRRism Manifesto wurde 2007 von Acedia Nuit und Jaan Patterson weltweit veroffentlicht. Es beschreibt einen elementaren Prozess des Bewusstseins in pragnanter Form. Es wird auch als Mantra, oder als Ritual gelesen.

Spiral Jetta Summer: Swimming in the Great Salt Lake (Chicago Shorts)



Erin Hogan hit the road in her Volkswagen Jetta and headed west from Chicago in search of the monuments of American land art: a salty coil of rocks, four hundred stainless steel poles, a gash in a mesa, four concrete tubes, and military sheds filled with cubes. Her completed journey took her through the states of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. It also took her through the states of anxiety, drunkenness, disorientation, and heat exhaustion. Spiral Jetta Summer is a chronicle of this adventure, and it reveals Hogan's unpretentious and boisterous narrative flair on the roads of middle-of-nowhere Utah in pursuit of Robert Smithson's classic work Spiral Jetty. Along the way, Hogan writes about venturing outside of her urban comfort zone; who she encounters; and most importantly, how she found most of what she was looking for and then some.

UnRecordists: Manifesto

Das erste UnRecordistische Manifest veroffentlich 2009 von Jaan Patterson (suRRism). Mitglieder sind z.B. William Davison (Recordism, Grunder von The Recordists), Acedia Nuit (suRRism), Eternal Holy Youth, Murmurists, Lee Kwo Olchar E. Lindsann, Matina L. Stamatakis, Zaph Arz, Iryna Harpy and Robert Chrysler R.I.P..

THE STAR WARS OF OZ howard hughes

Destiny follows Howard Hughes

The Doumbek: Its Origins & How To Play It

A book that gives a glimpse into the art of playing the doumbek or darbuka, as well as its origins and history.

Pompeii and Da Vinci

Curious about the time-capsule of secrets that had been hidden at Pompeii? The initials of 'SC' in its various forms had been found all over the artifacts and architecture of Pompeii, Italy--which had been buried under volcanic pumice for almost two thousand years. We see a time-capsule snapshot of the 'SC' there. We had found the same 'SC' in Leonardo Da Vinci's works. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the 'SC' initials and its manifestations. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose--and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the concept of the 'SC' initials and its various manifestations.

Bill Reid Collected

Drawing Portraits: The basics

Zen Culture

How Zen has influenced Art, Architecture, Literature, sports, ceramics, theatre. with dustjacket, clean bright copy

Solving the Voynich Manuscript

A Galileo Forgery (Galileo's O)

In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment in the continuing struggle between forgers and those who seek to apprehend them.

The Symbolic Order: A Contemporary Reader On The Arts Debate (Falmer Press Library on Aesthetic Education)

Alongside "Living Powers" and "A is for Aesthetic" this book is intended to establish a conceptual frame for the Arts in Education series. The first and primary aim of this symposium is to put teachers of all the arts in touch with some of the most recent and the best writing on the nature of art by art-makers, educationalists and seminal critics. This in itself is to foster generative conceptions and to promote a sense of connection between the arts. Such an intellectual forum is vital, particularly at the present time when, with the waning of Modernism, there is a real need for new formulations, more comprehensive critiques, a greater awareness of the plurality of artistic conventions and, hence, of expressive possibilities. Each essay both stands alone and belongs to a structured sequential argument uniting the collection.

The Literariness of Media Art

Pine Barrens Colorscape

Rebus Impressions in Impressionism (Impressionism Rebus Series Book 3)

This book III of the Impressionism Rebus Series highlights the rebus picture puzzle impressions that can be found in the artwork of the Impressionist painters.