Oxford World's Classics: NoteBooks (World Classics)

'Study me reader, in the event you locate savour me...Come, O males, to work out the miracles that such stories will divulge in nature.'

such a lot of what we all know approximately Leonardo da Vinci, we all know as a result of his notebooks. a few 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings continue to exist, which signify probably one-fifth of what he truly produced. In them he recorded every thing that him on this planet round him, and his research of ways issues paintings. With an artist's eye and a scientist's interest he studied the circulate of water and the formation of rocks, the character of flight and optics, anatomy, structure, sculpture, and portray. He jotted down fables and letters and built his trust within the elegant solidarity of nature and guy. via his notebooks we will get an perception into Leonardo's suggestions, and his method of paintings and existence.

this option bargains a cross-section of his writings, geared up round coherent topics. absolutely up to date, this re-creation contains a few 70 line drawings and a Preface through Martin Kemp, one of many world's best professionals on Leonardo.

concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial good points, together with specialist introductions via best gurus, useful notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty extra.

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The Popular Avant-Garde. (Avant-Garde Critical Studies)

The avant-garde has been renowned for it slow, yet its recognition has tended to fly lower than the radar. This "popular avant-garde," conceived because the assembly floor of the avant-garde and well known, avoids the divorce of artwork and praxis of which the avant-garde has been accused. The well known Avant-Garde takes inventory of the debates approximately either the "historical" ("modernist") and posterior avant-gardes, and units them in terms of pop culture and artwork kinds. With a serious creation that examines the strategies of "the avant-garde," "the popular," and "the well known avant-garde," the sequence of essays analyzes the way the avant-garde employs renowned genres for political reasons, in addition to how the preferred acquires a severe functionality with admire to the avant-garde. all of the volume's 3 sections considers a distinct point of the efficient alternate among the avant-garde and renowned: the preferred avant-garde as a culturally hybrid and cross-border phenomenon; the play among the preferred avant-garde and advancements in media and know-how; and the preferred avant-garde's upending of traditional rules approximately "the humans" and "the popular." The well known Avant-Garde takes a clean examine the now canonical Dadaist, Futurist, and Surrealist hobbies from the views of gender and sexuality, and cultural and demanding concept, whereas even as exploring much less recognized avant-garde paintings in literature, movie, tv, tune, images, dance, sculpture, and the image arts. This volume's insurance of the yank and Afro-American, Luso-Brazilian and Latin-American, East-European, and Scandinavian avant-gardes, as well as the vanguards of Spain and different components of Western Europe, will attract all these attracted to avant-garde and renowned artwork types.

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At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Book Series)

Networked collaborations of artists didn't commence on the net. during this multidisciplinary examine the perform of paintings that occurs throughout a distance -- geographical, temporal, or emotional -- theorists and practitioners learn the ways in which paintings, activism, and media essentially reconfigured one another in experimental networked tasks of the Seventies and Eighties. through offering a context for this paintings -- exhibiting that it used to be formed via various mixes of social kin, cultural innovations, and political and aesthetic matters -- At a Distance successfully refutes the commonly authorised concept that networked paintings is technologically made up our minds. Doing so, it offers the historic grounding wanted for a extra entire knowing of cutting-edge practices of net paintings and activism and indicates the chances inherent in networked practice.At a Distance lines the background and concept of such experimental paintings initiatives as Mail artwork, sound and radio artwork, telematic paintings, assemblings, and Fluxus. even though the initiatives differed, a conceptual wondering of the "art object," mixed with a political undermining of dominant paintings institutional practices, lively so much distance paintings. After a bit that units this paintings in historic and demanding viewpoint, the e-book offers artists and others all in favour of this artwork "re-viewing" their paintings -- together with experiments in "mini-FM," telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive e-book building. ultimately, the publication recasts the heritage of networks from the views of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.

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The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Monuments Officers Who Saved Italy's Art During World War II

By Ilaria Dagnini Brey

In 1943, whereas the realm used to be convulsed through conflict, a number of visionaries―in the non-public area and within the military―committed to guard Europe's cultural historical past from the indiscriminate ravages of worldwide warfare Two.

And so the Allies appointed the Monuments officials, a motley workforce of artwork historians, curators, architects, and artists, to make sure that the masterpieces of eu artwork and structure weren't looted or bombed into oblivion. usually operating as shellfire exploded round them, the Monuments women and men of Italy shored up tottering palaces and cathedrals, safeguarded Michelangelos and Giottos, or even blocked a Nazi convoy of stolen work certain for Göring's celebration. occasionally they failed. yet to an fabulous measure they succeeded, and their tale is an exceptional experience with the beautiful tints of a Botticelli as its backdrop.

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume 1 (13th Edition)

By Fred S. Kleiner

As attention-grabbing as a true stopover at to the world's recognized museums and architectural websites, GARDNER'S artwork throughout the a while: THE WESTERN viewpoint grants a entire, fantastically illustrated journey of the world's nice inventive traditions--plus all of the learn instruments you want to excel on your artwork background direction! effortless to learn and comprehend, this thirteenth version of the main largely learn background of artwork ebook within the English language is the one textbook that features a specified "scale" function (accompanying the book's pictures of work and different artistic endeavors) that can assist you greater visualize the particular measurement of the works of art proven within the publication. 3 degrees of evaluation together with prolonged picture captions, "The sizeable Picture" overviews on the finish of each bankruptcy, and a distinct worldwide timeline can assist you examine to your tests. You'll additionally locate fabrics that can assist you grasp the foremost themes speedy within the ArtStudy on-line (a loose interactive examine consultant that incorporates flash playing cards of pictures and quizzes).

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Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece (AFTERALL)

By Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

The artist Lee Lozano (1930--1999) all started her occupation as a painter; her
paintings swiftly advanced from figuration to abstraction. within the overdue Sixties, she created
an important sequence of 11 monochromatic Wave work, her last
within the medium. regardless of her achievements as a painter, Lozano is better identified for two
acts of refusal, either one of which she undertook as artistic endeavors: Untitled (General
Strike Piece)
, all started in 1969, within which she lower herself off from the
advertisement paintings global for a time; and the so-called Boycott Piece,
which started in 1971 as a month-long scan meant to enhance conversation but
turned an everlasting hiatus from talking to or without delay interacting with girls. In
this publication, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer examines Lozano's Dropout Piece,
the end result of her perform, her maximum test in artwork and endurance,
encompassing all her withdrawals, and finishing in basic terms along with her burial in an unmarked
grave.

And but, even though Dropout Piece is
between Lozano's most vital works, it will possibly now not exist in any respect. there's no
traditional paintings to be exhibited, no functionality occasion to be documented.
Lehrer-Graiwer perspectives Dropout Piece as leveraging the artist's
complete perform and embodying her inventive intelligence, her radicality, and her
depth. Combining artwork heritage, analytical inquiry, and journalistic
research, Lehrer-Graiwer examines not just Lozano's act of throwing in the towel but
additionally the evolution through the years of Dropout Piece within the context of
the artist's perform in big apple and her next lifestyles in Dallas.

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Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Master Painters and Sculptors

By Elizabeth Lunday

With outraeous anecdotes approximately every body from Leonardo (alleged sodomist) to Caraviaggio (convicted assassin) to Edward Hopper (alleged spouse beater), Secret Lives of significant Artists recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty heritage at the back of the nice masters of foreign artwork. You’ll examine that Michelangelo’s physique scent used to be so undesirable, his assistants couldn’t stand operating for him; that Vincent van Gogh occasionally ate paint at once from the tube; and Georgia O’Keeffe enjoyed to color within the nude. this can be one paintings historical past lesson you’ll always remember!

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Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres

By Henry Adams

Henry Adams' MONT-SAINT MICHEL AND CHARTRES highbrow background at its top, facing complicated rules in an enticing and lucid literary variety. Adams' insights are amazing as he delves into complicated themes comparable to Gothic structure, Medieval poetry and mysticsim, and Scholastic Philosophy with readability and straightforwardness. . Adams's translations of Medieval French and Latin are solid, giving people who find themselves no longer acquainted with those languages a greater figuring out of the poetry. The final element of the e-book bargains with the Angelic health practitioner, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Adams cautious therapy of Aquinas' proposal is definitely worth the expense of the e-book. Adams provides the Angelic health care professional excessive compliment for either his transparent considering and liberality. Adams additionally successfully offers with the liberality of the Medieval Catholic professionals who canonized such a lot of males whose perspectives have been it appears contradictory.

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