Arts

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  • Hieroglyphs

    £8.99

    Hieroglyphs

    Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianness, and for rarefied communication with the gods. In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script. She looks at previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment into modern times, and examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today.

    SKU: 9780192805027 Category: Tags: , ,
    £8.99
  • Film

    £8.99

    Film

    Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society.

    SKU: 9780192803535 Category: Tags: ,
    £8.99
  • The orchestra

    £7.99

    The orchestra

    The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. Far from an anachronistic organization that cannot long survive, it is shown to be powerful political and social force, occupying critical positions in cultural diplomacy, national identity, and civic pride.

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    £7.99
  • Theatre

    £8.99

    Theatre

    Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre – including puppetry, dance, and mime – have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.

    SKU: 9780199669820 Category: Tag:
    £8.99
  • William Shakespeare

    £8.99

    William Shakespeare

    In this new offering from Stanley Wells comes an exploration of one of the world’s greatest dramatists: William Shakespeare. Written with enthusiasm and flair, Wells looks at both the world Shakespeare lived in and all of his major works, to show how and why he continues to be so influential and important to society today.

    £8.99
  • Art of the Grimoire

    £25.00

    Art of the Grimoire

    A copiously illustrated global history of magic books, from ancient papyri to pulp paperbacks

    SKU: 9780300272017 Category: Tag:
    £25.00
  • Under Milk Wood

    £8.99

    Under Milk Wood

    Although this was Thomas’s only play, it is the culmination of his most spontaneous talents, combining the lyricism of the poems, the fantasy of the early tales, the comic realism of the short stories, and the scenic techniques of the filmscripts.

    £8.99
  • Twelfth night

    £25.00

    Twelfth night

    A stunning facsimile of the 1932 edition of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night illustrated by Eric Ravilious.

    £25.00
  • Stealing from the Saracens

    £17.99

    Stealing from the Saracens

    Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe’s most recognisable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe’s architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She describes how medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants encountered Arab Muslim culture on their way to the Holy Land; and explores more recent artistic interaction between Ottoman and Western cultures, including Sir Christopher Wren’s inspirations in the ‘Saracen’ style of Gothic architecture.

    £17.99
  • The elements of art

    £15.99

    The elements of art

    Packed with useful tips for gallery browsing, the Elements of Art takes the world’s greatest artworks and makes them easy for anyone to understand.

    £15.99
  • The story of art

    £49.95

    The story of art

    Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text – the ideal gift for every art connoisseur and student

    £49.95
  • Francis Bacon

    £40.00

    Francis Bacon

    A new selection of letters, statements and interviews reveal the preoccupations, thoughts and ideas of Francis Bacon, one of the 20th century’s most influential and important artists.

    SKU: 9780500021866 Category: Tag:
    £40.00