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The Art of Looking Up

The Art of Looking Up (Hardback)

By McCormack, Catherine

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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
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780711242173
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint White Lion Publishing
Released 28 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McCormack, Catherine
Category History of Art
Painting & Paintings
Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc
Religious Buildings
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 290mm
Dewey Code 751.93
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mural painting and decoration, Ceilings
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade