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              The Art of Looking Up

              The Art of Looking Up (Hardback)

              By McCormack, Catherine

              • RRP: $55.00
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              The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly. From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, th...rough to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint. History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.
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              ISBN 9780711242173
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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              Women in the Picture: A Feminist History of Art

              Women in the Picture: A Feminist History of Art (Hardback)

              By McCormack, Catherine

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $59.50
              • Pub Date
                8 Dec 20

              A bold reconsideration of how we look at women, art, and power -- from the oil paintings of the Old Masters to athleisure ads Art has a reputation for being irrelevant, elitist. But we're constantly bombarded with images, many of which take their cues from museum exhibitions and ...gallery walls. And images of women -- as whores or hags, mothers or maidens -- have always been particularly pernicious and powerful. Art historian Catherine McCormack decodes these archetypes in her eye-opening book, Women in the Picture. Moving deftly from the work of Artemisia Gentileschi and Pablo Picasso to Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and Beyonce's Instagram, Women in the Picture is a twenty-first-century update to John Berger's classic Ways of Seeing that slyly neutralizes the sexism of traditional art history. Sharp edged and stylish, Women in the Picture is essential reading for art enthusiasts, women's history buffs, and anyone looking to change how they see.
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              ISBN 9781541675001
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
              Publisher Seal Press (CA)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 8 Dec 2020
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