Описание: The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. In the 4th century C.E., the Roman Imperial government, capitalizing on the site's earlier significance, converted the temple into a military camp and constructed a lavishly painted cult chamber dedicated to the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. These frescoes provide fascinating insight into the political landscape of the late Roman Empire and, as the only surviving wall paintings from the tetrarchic period, into the history of Roman art. The culmination of a groundbreaking conservation project, this volume brings together scholars across disciplines for a comprehensive look at the frescoes and their architectural, archaeological, and historical contexts. More than 150 stunning illustrations present the paintings for the first time in their newly conserved state, along with a selection of 19th-century documentary watercolors. This remarkable publication illustrates how physical context, iconography, and style were used to convey ideology throughout Rome's provinces.
Автор: Kleiner Название: Roman sculpture ISBN: 0300059485 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300059489 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 9529 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Discusses all the major public and private monuments in Rome, as well as many less well-known monuments in the capital and elsewhere in the empire. Kleiner examines art commissioned by the imperial elite as well as by private patrons, including freedmen and slaves.
Автор: McClendon Emma Название: Denim: Fashion`s Frontier ISBN: 0300219148 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300219142 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 6670 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Denim is one of the world's favorite fabrics, and today it accounts for the largest segment of the clothing industry. The market for jeans alone is worth over 55 billion dollars. Experiments with denim by designers have helped to develop a vast vocabulary of denim styles beyond jeans that are now ingrained in fashion's lexicon. This handsome book explores the multifaceted history of denim and examines the continually evolving relationship between it and high fashion. Prized for its durability and strength, denim began as an ideal fabric for workwear, most famously in the clothing produced by Levi Strauss & Co. for fortune hunters during the 19th-century California gold rush. Over the past 160 years, however, film, television, and advertising have helped transform denim into a symbol of youth, rebellion, sex, and the ever-ephemeral quality of "cool." The fashion industry has also played a large role in the expansion of denim into casual and couture clothing. The Denim Council, which formed in the U.S. in the 1950s, promoted denim to an ever-widening circle of customers through the framework of the fashion industry, most notably with presentations during New York fashion weeks. Featuring previously unpublished archival material from the Denim Council, an insightful text, and copious illustrations, this book offers a new perspective on denim's rapid rise from the 19th century to today
Автор: Gogh Vincent Van Название: Ever Yours: The Essential Letters ISBN: 0300209479 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300209471 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 7623 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "There is scarcely one letter by Van Gogh which I, who am certainly no expert, do not find fascinating." --W. H. Auden
Автор: Musso, Claudio Название: Frontier ISBN: 8862083009 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788862083003 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4492 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: FRONTIER has been structured as an open and evolving platform based on two complementary phases: the first is focused on the demonstration of the artistic value of Street Art and Writing, displayed by the creation of 13 monumental walls; the second one is an international symposium for a theoretical and critical examination of the two disciplines.
Автор: Roberts, Paul Название: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt ISBN: 0714150703 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714150703 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1795 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The mummy portraits of Roman Egypt are haunting images of ancient faces: anonymous people painted by anonymous artists. And yet, they are historical and cultural documents of outstanding interest and importance, and many are of superb artistic quality. This type of portrait appeared in Egypt in the first century AD.
Описание: An inspiring collection of the writings of two of the 20th century`s most brilliant and influential designers
Автор: Maffly-Kipp Laurie F. Название: Religion and Society in Frontier California ISBN: 0300206445 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300206449 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3621 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The chaotic and reputedly immoral society of the California mining frontier during the gold rush period greatly worried Protestant evangelicals from the Northeast, and they soon sent missionaries westward to transplant their religious institutions, beliefs, and practices in the area. This book tells the story of that enterprise, showing how it developed, why it failed, and what patterns of religious adherence evolved in the West in place of evangelical Protestantism. Laurie Maffly-Kipp begins by analyzing the eastern-based religious ideology that underlay the movement westward and by investigating the motives behind the founding of home mission boards dedicated to the spread of Christianity and civility among new settlers. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and journals of hundreds of California "argonauts," Maffly-Kipp describes those missionaries and their wives sent to California after 1848 and the virtually all-male mining society that resisted the missionaries' notions of moral order and in turn created new religious beliefs and practices. Maffly-Kipp argues that despite its alleged immorality, the California gold rush was actually one of the most morally significant events of the nineteenth century, for it challenged and brought into conflict the cherished values of antebellum American culture: a commitment to spiritual and social progress; a concern with self-discipline, moral character, and proper gender roles; and a thirst for wealth fostered by the spirit of free enterprise.
Описание: The Western is the quintessential American epic - a mythic story of nation building and the triumphs and failures, the fantasies, and even the hypocrisies that process entails. Once Upon a Time . . . The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film explores the genre and its attendant myths in the context of painting, photography, literature, and film from the mid-1800s to the present. This book is not a comprehensive history of Western film, but a story about the visualization, transmission, and transformation of an American myth across disciplines of artistic practice over time. Wonderfully illustrated and published to accompany a major exhibition, the publication traces the development of the Western genre from its earliest beginnings in nineteenth-century landscape painting through John Ford's classic films and Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns and up to the most recent studio productions. The book includes more than fifteen essays by renowned specialists in fine art, film, and popular culture, and highlights significant works by artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Andy Warhol, Kent Monkman, and Christian Marclay, among others. Although the earliest roots of the Western genre can be traced back to the colonial era, it was not until the mid-1800s that the West became a major source of popular entertainment. Once Upon a Time ... The Western takes as its starting point the moment when the development of large-scale landscape painting of the West, the mass production of dime novels and illustrated magazines, and later, the touring of Buffalo Bill's 'Wild West' show transformed the West into the Western: the engine of a homegrown American mythology. Tracing the subsequent development of the genre from the earliest Western films through John Ford's classic Westerns, the drama of the postwar 'Super Western', and beyond, the exhibition will highlight the dialogue between film and fine art, fact and fiction throughout. In the 1960s, the Western was radically transformed through the work of the Italian director Sergio Leone, from whose Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) this exhibition takes its title. Drawing on the central tropes to emerge from the preceding decades of the genre's history, Leone created both a homage to and deconstruction of the Hollywood Western. From that point forward, the Western became a subject of inquiry, and sometimes irony for contemporary artists and filmmakers. Although the Western no longer holds singular pride of place in the popular imagination, to this day the Western continues to shape our culture in important ways. In popular media, political figures are often referred to as 'cowboys' and the Internet has become the new frontier. Meanwhile, contemporary Western film directors like Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, 2012), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005), and Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit, 2010 and No Country for Old Men, 2007) are finding new ways to challenge long entrenched notions of race, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, Native American artists are crafting powerful responses to the stereotyped roles in which they were often cast. The themes treated in this book are, moreover, directly related to current debates about gun violence, 'traditional' gender roles, and race relations in America.
Автор: Weber Название: Spanish Frontier in North America ISBN: 0300051980 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300051988 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 5717 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1513, when Ponce de Leon stepped ashore on a beach of what is now Florida, Spain gained its first foothold in North America. For the next 300 years,
Spaniards ranged through the continent building forts, missions and farms, ranches and towns to reconstruct the Iberian world. This illustrated book presents an overview of the Spanish
colonial period in North America.
It provides an account not only of the Spaniards' impact on the lives, institutions and environments of the native peoples but also of the
effect of native North Americans on the societies and cultures of Spanish settlers. With quotations and illustrations, David Weber describes the establishement, expansion and retraction
of the Spanish frontier and recounts the forging of a Hispanic empire that ranged from Florida to California. Weber refutes the common assumption that while the English and French
came to the New World to settle or engage in honest trade, the Spanish simply came to plunder.
The Spanish missionaries, soldiers and traders who lived in America were
influenced by diverse motives and Weber shows that their behaviour must be viewed in the context of their own time and within their own frame of reference. Throughout, Weber deals
with many other issues, including the difference between English, French and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society
and the reasons why the Spanish communities in North America failed to develop at the rate that the English settlements did.
In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed Madison's motive in sending agents into the Spanish borderlands between 1810 and 1813 was to subvert Spanish rule, but J. C. A. Stagg argues that his real intent was to find peaceful and legal resolutions to long-standing disputes over the boundaries of Louisiana at a time when the Spanish-American empire was in the process of dissolution. Drawing on an array of American, British, French, and Spanish sources, the author describes how a myriad cast of local leaders, officials, and other small players affected the borderlands diplomacy between the United States and Spain, and he casts new light on Madison's contribution to early American expansionism.
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