by Hollis Clayson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2003
Number of pages: 224
The volume illuminates not only the imagery of prostitution but also issues and problems relating to women and men in a patriarchal society. It discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and mores and describes the system of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes, who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Arie Wallert, Erma Hermens, Marja F. J. Peck (eds) - Oxford University Press
Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, etc.
by Nanae Momiyama - Japan Society
Sumi-e, or ink and brush painting, must be discussed in terms of the religion and philosophy it expresses. Sumi-e was the art of Zen priests, it is thus an expression of Zen Buddhism, a religion of selfdiscipline, concentration, and contemplation.
by Walter Crane - G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.
The substance of the following chapters on Line and Form originally formed a series of lectures delivered to the students of the Manchester Municipal School of Art. There is no pretension to an exhaustive treatment of a subject.
by S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack
Before Velazquez even artists forget their controversies; he stands, like Bach and Beethoven in the world of music, respected even by those who do not understand. He has marched unchallenged to the highest place in men's regard.