Florence and Baghdad

Florence and Baghdad
Author : Hans Belting
Publisher : Belknap Press
Total Pages : 303
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 0674050045
ISBN 13 : 9780674050044
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Florence and Baghdad Book Description:

In this lavishly illustrated study, Belting deals with the double history of perspective, as a visual theory based on geometrical abstraction (in the Middle East) and as pictorial theory (in Europe). Florence and Baghdad addresses a provocative question that reaches beyond the realm of aesthetics and mathematics: What happens when Muslims and Christians look upon each other and find their way of viewing the world transformed as a result?

The Literary Review

The Literary Review
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0106157241
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Review Book Description:

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Author : John Haywood
Publisher : Penguin Books
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062902435
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations Book Description:

An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

Gentile Bellini s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II

Gentile Bellini s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II
Author : Elizabeth Rodini
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN 10 : 9781838604844
ISBN 13 : 1838604847
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gentile Bellini s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II Book Description:

In 1479, the Venetian painter Gentile Bellini arrived at the Ottoman court in Istanbul, where he produced his celebrated portrait of Sultan Mehmed II. An important moment of cultural diplomacy, this was the first of many intriguing episodes in the picture's history. Elizabeth Rodini traces Gentile's portrait from Mehmed's court to the Venetian lagoon, from the railway stations of war-torn Europe to the walls of London's National Gallery, exploring its life as a painting and its afterlife as a famous, often puzzling image. Rediscovered by the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard at the height of Orientalist outlooks in Britain, the picture was also the subject of a lawsuit over what defines a “portrait”; it was claimed by Italians seeking to hold onto national patrimony around 1900; and it starred in a solo exhibition in Istanbul in 1999. Rodini's focused inquiry also ranges broadly, considering the nature of historical evidence, the shifting status of authenticity and verisimilitude, and the contemporary political resonance of Old Master paintings. Told as an object biography and imagined as an exploration of art historical methodologies, this book situates Gentile's portrait in evolving dialogues between East and West, uncovering the many and varied ways that objects construct meaning.

Venus as Muse

Venus as Muse
Author :
Publisher : Hotei Publishing
Total Pages : 284
Release : 2015-02-19
ISBN 10 : 9789004292536
ISBN 13 : 9004292535
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venus as Muse Book Description:

This volume deals with the enduring presence of one of Western culture's most fascinating and influential figures in ancient, modern, and postmodern art and literature: Venus/Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality.

Rendezvous in Baghdad

Rendezvous in Baghdad
Author : Ben Sheldon
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages :
Release : 2012-09-13
ISBN 10 : 1475936796
ISBN 13 : 9781475936797
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rendezvous in Baghdad Book Description:

As throngs of humanity pack Rome's St. Peter's Square, all await the news from the Sistine Chapel as to who will be the next Pope. But no one is more anxious than Iraqi American Sami Yusuf, for he and one of the papal candidates share a well-kept secret. When it is finally announced that Cardinal Paul Rogan has been elected Pope, Sami knows the one thing about Father Rogan that no one in the crowd does-he is a humble shepherd who molests his unsuspecting sheep. Many years earlier, while Sami was a Jesuit school student in Baghdad, he was molested by Father Rogan. Deathly afraid of revealing the abuse for fear of losing his family's honor, Sami eventually emigrated to the United States and joined the Air Force. Meanwhile, Father Rogan slowly moved up in the Catholic Hierarchy-while quietly ruining one young boy's life after another. Now amid sectarian mayhem and the occupation of Iraq, Sami must visit his ailing dad in Baghdad. But first he must fulfill his most important life's mission-to cleanse the honor that Father Rogan stripped from his family. In this compelling tale that spans three continents, a vendetta drives an Iraqi American pilot into international dram that culminates with unexpected ramifications that change everything forever.

The Cailiffs of Baghdad Georgia A Novel

The Cailiffs of Baghdad  Georgia  A Novel
Author : Mary Helen Stefaniak
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2011-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9780393080445
ISBN 13 : 0393080447
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cailiffs of Baghdad Georgia A Novel Book Description:

A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, GA, to reinvent itself, setting in motion events that lead to triumph and tragedy for the black teenager who happens to be the smartest person in Piedmont County, Georgia, in 1938–39. As an epigraph from The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois reminds us at the start of this novel, "Throughout history, the powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness." Protagonist Theo Boykin is a genius, an artist, an inventor, a Leonardo DaVinci–type, whose talents are sought after by local blacks and whites alike, but even this is not enough to save him. He falls victim to "the tragedy of ignorance and the damage caused by fear," in the words of poet Rita Dove—the first African American to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate and a member of the jury that conferred on The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award for books that "make a significant contribution to our understanding of racism and our appreciation for the diversity of human cultures." You won't forget Theo Boykin, nor will you forget his friends the Cailiffs, especially Gladys, who tells this story with love and bewilderment, and the teacher, Miss Spivey, who changes all their lives.

A World Art History and Its Objects

A World Art History and Its Objects
Author :
Publisher : Penn State Press
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 0271045795
ISBN 13 : 9780271045795
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World Art History and Its Objects Book Description:

"Explores the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written or if it is even possible to do so. Examines the political and moral issues raised by the consideration of a multicultural art history"--Provided by publisher.

Kurt Wolff

Kurt Wolff
Author : Kurt Wolff
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 252
Release : 2013-10-16
ISBN 10 : 022610480X
ISBN 13 : 9780226104805
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Wolff Book Description:

Kurt Wolff (1887-1963) was a singular presence in the literary world of the twentieth century, a cultural force shaping modern literature itself and pioneering significant changes in publishing. During an intense, active career that spanned two continents and five decades, Wolff launched seven publishing houses and nurtured an extraordinary array of writers, among them Franz Kafka, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Boris Pasternak, Günter Grass, Robert Musil, Paul Valéry, Julian Green, Lampedusa, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.