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March 2010

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Love and the Erotic in Art
Stefano Zuffi
Love and the Erotic in Art

Even in the Western world, which seems accustomed to the appearance of risqué images, an erotic painting from five hundred years ago can still create a sensation. This book, the sixteenth title in the popular Guide to Imagery series, is a delightful romp that explores portrayals of love and sexuality in art. The volume surveys Western artworks more or less explicitly illustrating delicate or amorous subjects. The gamut of possibilities is vast, ranging from chaste tenderness to overwhelming frenzies of the senses, from Classical allusion to sexual fantasy.

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The Greek Body
Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner
The Greek Body

More than any other ancient civilization, the Greeks placed the human body at the center of their culture. To them, the sculpted human figure was both an object of sensory delight and an expression of an intelligent mind. The marble, bronze, and terra-cotta sculptures presented in this volume demonstrate the diversity of Greek figural forms, from the idealized beauty of the Classical era to the individualized portraits of the Hellenistic period. Large, stunning details testify to the artists' skills in portraying cold, hard materials as warm, human flesh.

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Getty Research Journal No. 2
Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Katja Zelljadt
Getty Research Journal No. 2

The Getty Research Journal showcases work by scholars and staff associated with the Getty Research Institute and the other programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Essays focus on an object or aspect of the Getty's extensive archival, rare book, and artistic holdings or bear upon the annual research themes of the Research Institute or the Getty Villa. The journal also presents a selection of short, lively pieces about new acquisitions, scholarly activities, and ongoing research projects at the Getty.

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The Incredible Voyage of Ulysses
Bimba Landmann
The Incredible Voyage of Ulysses

"A book that should be in every
young adventurer's library."
Publishers Weekly

This retelling of the Greek poet Homer's epic tale is accompanied by beautiful and bold illustrations reminiscent of ancient Greek art. The graphic-novel-like style of the book, in which text and illustrations are tightly interwoven, creates a compelling world filled with drama and mystery certain to draw in young readers.

Ages nine to twelve.

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Irving Penn: Small Trades
Virginia A. Heckert and Anne Lacoste

Photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) was renowned for his innovative contributions to portrait, still life, and fashion photography, and a career that has spanned more than six decades at Vogue magazine. In 1950, Vogue assigned Penn to photograph workers in Paris, and thus his monumental work The Small Trades began. Created in 1950 and 1951 in Paris, London, and New York, The Small Trades consists of portraits of skilled tradespeople dressed in their work clothes and carrying the tools of their respective occupations. Capturing the humble coal heaver and the crisply dressed waiter with equal directness, Penn's arresting portraits also underscore fascinating cultural differences. Two hundred six unique images from the series are flawlessly reproduced in this book.

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Irving Penn: Small Trades

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