Explores the life and work of artist, engineer, inventor, scientist, and Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, looking at the historical figure as well as the ideas underlying his investigations of nature.
Glamour is one of the tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. This book captures the excitement and sex appeal of glamour while exposing its mechanisms and exploring its sleazy and sometimes tragic underside.
A wide-ranging and fascinating reference book - global in scope - on the technology, history, and practice of photography from its origins to the digital era. The contributors are leading authorities in their fields. It is extensively illustrated, and includes a bibliography, a chronology, a list of websites, and an index.
Provides an account of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and his vision of the world, illustrated throughout, presenting a picture of Leonardo's art, science, and thought. This work includes an introduction setting Leonardo's life and work in its historical context.
Examines the major debates and issues using a range of examples. This book discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse a visual form. It explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other approaches, as well as art from non-western cultures.
Explores the range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism, whilst at the same time establishing the aesthetic differences between the movements. This book also examines the Dadaist obsession with the body-as-mechanism in relation to the Surrealists' return to the fetishized/eroticized body.