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  • 一日一頁藝術史:認識365幅名畫與藝術名作的美學素養課

    읽기만 하면 내 것이 되는 1페이지 미술 365

    Series series 映像紀實系列
    韓國網路書店Yes24人藝術書類暢銷榜第5名!Yes24讀者評價9.6分(滿分10) 。金榮淑是韓國知名的美術散文作家,著有20餘本美術通識書籍,這些西洋名畫入門書籍在韓國多為暢銷書。看懂名畫、西洋美術史的入門書:內容從古埃及壁畫到現代的美術史,兼具廣度和深度,且簡單明瞭易讀。從藝術史到軼聞,從名畫到神話和宗教、畫家和技法,畫作和藝術品中的故事無窮無盡,來一趟美術館的知識之旅吧!本書以一週為一個循環,從星期一到星期日,涵蓋了作品、美術史、畫家、流派和技法、世界史、軼聞、神話和宗教等七個領域,一點一滴累積所有不可不知的美術基本常識。名畫或藝術品中所蘊含的數萬年深刻而龐大的知識,也將開啟你的人文學世界。【好評推薦】許多孩子都有睡前聽故事的習慣,在父母輕柔的故事聲中,身心放鬆,安全安穩的睡覺。成年人少了這般樂趣,在工商繁忙的今日,總共365篇的《一日一頁藝術史》這本書 ... Read more

    $18.33 USD

  • Life in a Medieval City

    Series series Medieval Life
    From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.Evoking every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. ... Read more

    $11.49 USD

  • 中世紀的身體:從黑暗時代人類對身體的認識,解讀千年文明大歷史

    Medieval Bodies:Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

    Translated by 徐仕美 ...
    Series series 知識叢書
    從黑暗到光明 從蒙昧到啟蒙 從迷信到科學 從神話傳說到宗教文明近百張珍貴彩圖,從拜占庭與巴格達,到紐倫堡和諾里治;從頭到腳,剖析身體,扭轉人類的先入之見。‧回到一千年前,有想過那時候的人類生活、發跡、受苦、死亡,會是什麼情景?‧傑克‧哈特涅憑藉智慧以及銳利的手術刀,剖析中世紀的身體,扭轉我們的先入之見。‧《週日泰晤士報》(Sunday Times)年度最佳歷史書‧湯姆‧霍蘭(Tom Holland,《盧比孔河》作者):讀到一本書,內容廣博,令人愉悅,並且愛上它的主題,真是一大樂事!中世紀的男男女女和我們一樣,會煩惱年華老去、長水泡、消化不良、戀愛,以及生產。然而,他們的生活充滿帶有豐富隱喻的奇妙經驗,和我們截然不同,這些經驗呈現出一種世界,在那裡,致命傷口藉由神聖干預,可能在一夜... ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    An Inquiry Into Values

    THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONSA penetrating examination of how we live and how to live betterFew books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man’s search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • Historia irreverente del arte

    De la caída del Imperio romano de occidente al final de la Edad Media

    Este libro no es una historia del arte al uso. Tampoco es un recorrido por las grandes obras del arte universal que habitualmente aparecen en los manuales escolares. Ni un recetario para distinguir el arte románico del gótico.Esta es una historia del arte irreverente y rompedora que se centrá en la Europa occidental y el Mediterráneo, desde la caída del Imperio romano de Occidente hasta el siglo ... Read more

    $4.97 USD

  • Guerra Giudaica

    La Guerra giudaica, scritto prima in aramaico poi in greco, narra uno degli eventi più drammatici della storia universale, ambientato in quegli stessi luoghi in cui pochi decenni prima aveva predicato Gesù Cristo. La prima parte del libro è dedicata ai delitti che funestarono la famiglia di Erode. Ma il cuore dell'opera è la lotta del piccolo popolo ebreo contro le legioni di Vespasiano e di Tito: ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Life in a Medieval Village

    Series series Medieval Life
    The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages.This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves

    Epic verse and pulsating paintings merge to shed light on time travel, black holes, gravitational waves and the birth of the universe.Nearly two decades in the making, The Warped Side of Our Universe marks the historic collaboration of Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne and award-winning artist Lia Halloran. It brings to vivid life the wonders and wildness of our universe’s “Warped Side”—objects and ... Read more

    $33.19 USD

  • Puppet

    An Essay on Uncanny Life

    by Kenneth Gross ...
    The puppet creates delight and fear. It may evoke the innocent play of childhood, or become a tool of ritual magic, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets can be creepy things**,** secretive, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this eloquent book, Kenneth Gross contemplates the fascination of these unsettling objects—objects that are also actors and ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • 藝術史的一千零一夜【暢銷經典插畫版】

    Vincent’s Starry Nights and other stories

    Translated by 蘇威任 ...
    Series Book 21 - In-art
    銷售萬冊,一本有美感、有感動的藝術史STORY+ART+DESIGN「那些年,我們沒上到的藝術史,都在這一本。」──美感細胞共同創辦人陳慕天【得獎紀錄】─2018****年第75梯次「好書大家讀」優良讀物──第41次中小學生讀物推介書單─英國藝術說書人與水彩插畫家的完美結合穿越時空、身歷其境說故事道出,4萬年藝術史的一千零一夜一物一時代,從史前到當代,從亞洲、歐洲、中東到非洲的68件作品小孩、大人都有感,親子共讀最佳讀本!<stron... ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • On Painting

    by Leon Alberti ...
    Translated by Cecil Grayson ...
    Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create ... Read more

    $4.47 USD

  • Defiant Spirits

    The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

    by Ross King ...
    Beginning in 1912, Defiant Spirits traces the artistic development of Tom Thomson and the future members of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, over a dozen years in Canadian history. Working in an eclectic and sometimes controversial blend of modernist styles, they produced what an English ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Tarr

    by Wyndham Lewis ...
    Series series Oxford World's Classics
    'The nearest the general run get to art is Action: sex is their form of art: the battle for existence is their picture.' Tarr tells the blackly comic story of the lives and loves of two artists, played out against the backdrop of Paris before the start of the First World War - the English enfant terrible Frederick Tarr, and the middle-aged German Otto Kreisler, a failed painter who finds himself ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • Art History for Everyone

    Learn About Art in a Fun, Easy, No-Nonsense Way

    Does the thought of going to an art museum make your eyes glaze over?What if someone could make art come alive?In Art History for Everyone, you'll meet some of history's most important works of art. You'll be surprised and excited by beautiful and strange paintings and intriguing sculptures-and get to know the people behind these works of art and their exciting stories.Why is the Virgin Mary's ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • 當代藝術市場瘋狂史:超級畫商如何創造出當代藝術全球市場與商業模式?

    Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art

    Series series Hello Design
    究竟是藝術創造價值,還是商業模式帶動藝術產業?▍做好生意才是最令人著迷的藝術。▍──────安迪.沃荷(Andy Warhol)《紐約時報》、《金融時報》、《彭博社》最佳藝術書籍揭露當代藝術市場的大膽、創造力,與對金錢赤裸裸的野心當代藝術是世界最大的、不受監管的金融市場;畫商、藝廊、拍賣公司、藝評人、策展人、藝術家等,他們如何打破職業與財富的藩籬,打造上千億美金的全球市場?藝術──對畫商、對藝術世界公民而言──一切都是從熱情十足的冒險開始,終其一生皆如此。他們不盡然都是百萬或億萬富翁,買賣也不都是為了轉手獲利。然而,過去二十年,富裕的新世代也愛上了當代藝術,若干畫商與藏家仿效頂尖的先進,願意支持沒沒無聞或新秀藝術家試試運氣。畫商買賣的藝術品可能原本就是他們所喜愛的,但選對了,便一本萬利。畫... ... Read more

    $18.33 USD

  • Fin-De-Siecle Vienna

    Politics and Culture (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

    A Pulitzer Prize Winner and landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born."Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline ... Read more

    $12.69 USD

  • 東京藝大美術館長教你日本美術鑑賞術:一窺東洋美學堂奧的基礎入門

    by 秋元雄史 ...
    Translated by 羅淑慧 ...
    Series series 生活方舟
     ★日本最紅火藝術策展人秋元雄史,美術鑑賞代表作第二彈。  ★延續前作「一張圖兩步驟」解讀脈絡,無痛進入東洋美學世界。  ★全彩印刷,收錄25件名作,完整介紹繩文~明治以降的美術演進。  ★全面剖析東洋美學精神、日本美術如何影響西方繪畫。  日本美術才不只浮世繪!繪卷、水墨畫、屏風、絹畫都大有學問!  俗話說「西洋鍍金,東洋鍍銀」。  西方世界的強盛你一定不陌生,但同樣身為東方國家的日本,  是如何脫亞入歐,成為與歐美齊名的亞洲強國?  若想了解箇中緣由,從東洋美學談起,似乎是個不錯的切入點。  東洋美學的品味別樹一格,幽微、侘寂、陰翳中帶著俐落的灑脫,  不僅滲透到日本人的生活,甚至塑造了整個商業社會的氣質與面貌。  早從19世紀中期,第一幅「浮世繪」出現在巴黎世界博覽會上,  啟發印象派畫家的那一刻起,東洋美學就注定要在世界上占有一席之地。  時至今日,全世界對東洋美學的關注未曾退減. ... Read more

    $11.00 USD

  • 神聖黑色的魔力:徹底改變人類文明、藝術、歷史的黑色故事

    The Story of Black

    Translated by 謝忍翾 ...
    黑色,既可以代表死亡、邪惡,也可以詮釋為時尚、魅力閱讀這一本屬於「黑色」的歷史看這一面貌多端的顏色,如何影響了人類文明、藝術、宗教、文學黑色作為一種沒有其他色調的「顏色」,它是沒有變化的二分法,但它象徵的東西涵蓋了所有的意義──好的和壞的。《神聖黑色的魔力》一書帶領我們追溯至聖經和古典時代,探索世界文化與這神祕顏色之間的曖昧關係,審視黑色如何以多種不可思議的方式被運用和延伸為隱喻。作者約翰.哈維深入研究了黑色與人類發展的深度關係:他觀察到歐洲白人如何利用人們對於這種顏色的負面聯繫,以此奴役了數百萬的非洲黑人。他發掘出黑色的多重象徵意義,例如希臘文中的憂鬱症(melancholia)與黑膽汁的關連,恰定義了我們消極、黑暗的情緒;又如古埃及人多使用黑色作為死亡的代表色,使其成為標準的葬禮服裝及牧師、教堂和宗教衣著的主要色調。他也指出,直到黑色受到十八和十九世紀的花花公子及龐克 ... Read more

    $12.22 USD

  • The Art of Living

    The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

    Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

    The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: Revised and Updated Edition

    “A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.”—San Francisco ChronicleA newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An ... Read more

    $14.09 USD

  • An Introduction to Greek Art

    Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods

    The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed. And yet sympathetic study of surviving sculpture and of drawing on vases can give ... Read more

    $28.19 USD

  • Philosophy of the Home

    Domestic Space and Happiness

    Translated by Richard Dixon ...
    A bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom - are these rooms all that make a home? Not at all, argues Emanuele Coccia. The buildings we inhabit are of immense psychological and cultural significance. They play a decisive role in human flourishing and, for hundreds of years, their walls and walkways, windows and doorways have guided our relationships with others and with ourselves. They reflect and reinforce ... Read more

    $8.59 USD

  • 【牛津通識課20】當代藝術:自由意志的箝制與對抗

    Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

    Translated by 蔡宜真 ...
    Series Book 20 - 牛津通識課
    什麼是當代藝術?誰在控制它的走向?當代藝術呈現的究竟是自由意志,還是市場趨勢?打開牛津大學出版社最受歡迎通識讀本,用最簡明的方式揭示當代藝術世界的機制。當代藝術通常被視為自由領域,藝術家在其中打破禁忌與挑戰主流,一次次帶給大眾各種衝擊與反思,或是根本沒有任何目的地創作作品。然而,隨著藝術市場迅速成長,以及美國日益增長的政治和文化主導地位,這個「自由領域」產生了什麼變化?創造、啟蒙、批判等藝術特徵,以及與消費主義和大眾文化的關係又發生了哪些轉變?其他強國,如中國與俄國的崛起,又對藝術世界產生怎樣的衝擊?當代藝術是否已成為商業... ... Read more

    $11.00 USD

  • Pompeii

    (Grove Art Essentials)

    Series series Grove Art Essentials Series
    Situated in the Sarno River valley in southern Italy, on a gentle slope facing the sea to the south of Vesuvius, the Roman site of Pompeii was already famous throughout the ancient world when it was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Preserved under layers of ash and lava, the city was rediscovered in the 18th century after some 1700 years. In this fully illustrated Grove Art ... Read more

    $3.99 USD