"A Broken Beauty examines recent ideas about beauty and the human image in light of the Western Classical and Christian traditions of the human figure. The book's five essays trace the historical fusion of Classical and Christian ideas about beauty, as well as their rejection by much modern art, provocatively suggesting that the difficulties encountered by the beautiful in modernity may be related to a loss of faith." "This volume culminates in a look at fifteen postmodern North American artists whose haunting pieces unite brokenness and beauty in a way that is uncommon within contemporary art. These artists, like the book's essayists, find significance in beauty that is cultivated amidst the perennial human struggle for goodness, meaning, and dignity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Presents an alphabetical listing of artists who have lived, worked, and exhibited in Texas between 1800 and 1945; features color reproductions of one or more of each artist's works; and includes tables of the major exhibitions and competitions in Texas during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
The 14TH EDITION of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully-illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the fourteenth edition of the most widely-read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online environment, including all images and an eBook, is also available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. A new timeline within each chapter, along with The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Our Islands, Our Selves is the story of how a conservation ethic emerged in New Zealand. It looks at Maori settlement and how the need to preserve slowly became an element of the use of some resources. It identifies the issues, personalities and organisations of the past 200 years, as New Zealand evolved from a 'quarry economy' to a modern society grappling with erosion and flooding issues, predator proliferation and habitat and species loss.
Copiously illustrated guide for historians and collectors, and those interested in Australian history. Presents maps that were significant in elucidating the mystery of 'Terra Australis', and sets them in historical context. Also discusses the features, origins, rarity, value and care of old maps. Includes references, a bibliography and an index. The author has written many articles on historic cartography of Australia and surrounding areas. He is co-author of 'So They Came South'.