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Adam Gacek describes the collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Arabic lithographed books preserved in the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, which consists of 264 volumes (410 individual works) printed in North Africa, the Middle East,…

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Engraved gems were used by the Greeks as seals and amulets, but were primarily valued as ornaments. Their iconography was drawn from a wide range of motifs and standard devices current in other art forms. In the Hellenistic period gem cutters remained faithful to…

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`This handsomely illustrated book is an original attempt to make clear how much the art of the orators and the painters in the Renaissance had in common ... Extremely important for the history of art.' Neo-Latin News

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In recent years, the Anglo-Italian sphere of artistic exchange in relation to painting has been an increasingly productive area of research. Here, contributors shift the focus onto the two countries' equally significant sculpture trade. This volume of selected…

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The miniaturist art of gem engraving is the least familiar of the major arts of ancient Greece, yet we know it to have been practiced by the greatest artists. This book presents a comprehensive account of the art in Greek lands from the early Bronze Age down to…

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This beautifully illustrated reference work is the only source of information on American women sculptors as a group. Virginia Watson-Jones presents the accomplishments of more than 350 contemporary American women sculptors through photographs of their major…

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Transmutations is the first book-length study of caricature as both a literary and visual phenomenon. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, Professor Rivers identifies the mechanisms of caricature, analyzes how they work, and examines the reader/viewer's…

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Includes a catalog of each artist's work, a discography of Beach's music, photographs of sculptures, and numerous musical examples.

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Focused specifically on drawing methods – rather than stylistic preferences – this text/workbook presents drawing methods in the form of exercises – describing and illustrating each method in terms of student practice, drawing theory, and art…

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As part of a large oral history project of the Research Center for Arts and Culture of Columbia University aimed at compiling information on the training, career choices, and patterns of development of artists, twelve insightful narrative interviews were edited…

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William H Gerdts was born in 1929 in Jersey City, N.J. He attended Amherst College in 1945 and soon after graduation got a job re-cataloging their extensive art collection for their new library. He earned his masters degree and his PhD in Fine Arts from Harvard…