The Book of the Wind: The Representation of the Invisible by Alessandro NovaThe Book of the Wind: The Representation of the Invisible by Alessandro Nova

The Book of the Wind: The Representation of the Invisible

byAlessandro Nova

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$75.00

Earn 375 plum® points

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The wind - a natural phenomenon both salutary and injurious - has inspired myths, literary texts, and works of art in every era and place. The Book of the Wind offers a contemporary and original reflection on one of the most intriguing questions in art history - how can the immaterial be depicted?

About The Author

Alessandro Nova is co-director of the Frankfurt Kunsthistorische Institute in Florence, Italy.

Details & Specs

Title:The Book of the Wind: The Representation of the InvisibleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 11.75 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:077353833X

ISBN - 13:9780773538337

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Book of the Wind: The Representation of the Invisible

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"... whimsical, scholarly and original book ... In the modern world the winds remain a formidable power. They still destroy and create, bring drought and rain, life and death. Alessandro Nova, an Italian art historian, has set himself the intriguing project of writing a history of how these invisible forces have been represented in art... the pursuit of this art historical will-o'-the-wisp is enlightening, and accompanied by many beautiful illustrations." Martin Gayford, Spectator