Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Age (The New Middle Ages)
by Kathleen Kamerick
Medieval churchmen typically defended religious art as "books" to teach unlettered laity their faith; but in late medieval England, Lollard accusations of idolatry stimulated renewed debate over image worship. "Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Ages" places this dispute within the context of the religious beliefs and devotional practices of lay people, showing how they used and responded to holy images in their parish churches, at shrines and in prayer books. Far more than substitutes for...
Keep Calm and Carry on
by Bex Lewis
'Keep Calm and Carry On' has become one of the most recognisable slogans of the twenty-first century. But where is it from and why has it resonated so strongly with the modern British public? This book reveals the truth behind the now infamous poster, tracing its origins to the Second World War, when it was created to allay public panic in the event of a German invasion. Of course this feared invasion never happened, and the poster would have been resigned to the dusty shelves of history were it...
To Disco, with Love
by David Hamsley
Gathered together, and presented chronologically these striking covers tell the story of a moment in time when art and photography, music, and dance changed the world. We see a rapid evolution, from the early days when Disco's roots were firmly planted in Soul, Latin, and Jazz, all the way to the digital revolution of the 1980s. Like fleeting moments caught in the strobe, these covers vibrantly capture our takes on fashion and beauty, wealth and status, sex, race, and even God. As the hair gets...
Foodies (Cultural Spaces)
by Josee Johnston and Shyon Baumann
This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline in...
Artful Itineraries: European Art and American Careers in High Culture, 1865-1920
by Paul Fisher
Pop Art vs. Abstract Art - Art History Lessons Children's Arts, Music & Photography Books
by Baby Professor
Survival Kit: Lifestyle
by Amy Sacco, Aline Coquelle, Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, and Francois Simon
Eye Magic: World of Optical Puzzles
Here is a book that tricks the eye, flips over, animates and mesmerizes. Inside are masterpieces, groundbreaking art and paper ephemera drawn from the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since earliest times, artists have delighted in creating works that make people wonder if they can believe their eyes. Whether it's a room whose cupboards appear to be stocked with treasures, a painting that a fly seems to have landed on, or an image that changes when viewed from a new ang...
It's common knowledge that if a Star Trek character is wearing a red shirt, chances are he's going to die. But there are so many other ways red shirt-wearers can be humiliated!By mining the humorous depths of Star Trek's most popular in-jokes - that anyone wearing a red shirt is doomed - this book chronicles the many ways one Starfleet officer's day can be ruined.Featuring hilarious illustrations and witty gags that both pop culture and Star Trek fans will adore, Star Trek: Redshirt's Little Boo...
"Off Limits" is the first examination of the Rutgers group, artists who came together on the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, campus during the 1950s and revolutionized art practices and pedagogy. Based on interviews with artists, critics and dealers from the period, the book connects the initiation of major trends such as Happenings, Pop Art and Fluxus to the faculty, students, art curriculum and events at the university. It is the first book not only to look at the work of individual artists...