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Visual Arts

Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Visual Arts books present advanced specialist scholarly knowledge on key topics including sculpture, classical and modern art as well as media, film and their effects upon viewers.  Thought-provoking interdisciplinary studies sit alongside in-depth explorations of artists to form an essential collection of books on the Visual Arts.  From broad-ranging anthologies to detailed ethnographic studies, these resources will provide valuable insights for artists and art historians but also the general reader interested in the many questions raised by visual world today.

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American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse

In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an insig...
£34.99

Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality

The papers in this volume were among the contributions presented at an international symposium, Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality, which was held at the Swedish Institute in Rome in October 2006. The symposium was held under the aegis of ARACHNE—the Nordic network for women’s history and gender studies in Antiquity.The study of ...
£39.99

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Poetics of Cinema

“If you look for a meaning, you’ll miss everything that happens.”Almost twenty-five years after the death of Andrei Tarkovsky, the mystery of his films remains alive and well. Recent years have witnessed an ever-increasing number of film theorists, critics and philosophers taking up the challenge to decipher what these films actual...
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"And that’s true too"

This collection of provocative new essays, mainly by French scholars, on Shakespeare’s great tragedy, focuses on linguistic, aesthetic and philosophical issues with specific attention paid to the dimension of early modern desire, sexuality and gender relations.King Lear is here re-examined in the perspective of Lucrece, Montaigne,...
£39.99
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