• Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis toujours. Ces derniers immortalisent ces moments dramatiques en des oeuvres qui sont autant de précieux témoignages pour toutes les générations.

    Ce livre offre au lecteur les illustrations des batailles les plus connues et autres scènes de guerre. Composé de textes d'écrivains célèbres, cet ouvrage s'accompagne, en outre, du texte de référence de Sun Tzu, stratège militaire légendaire de Chine. De l'antique Gaulois agonisant au Guernica de Picasso, ce livre propose un panorama captivant des oeuvres inspirées par les guerres qui façonnèrent l'humanité.

  • Cet ouvrage est l'occasion d'expliquer et de célébrer la richesse de ces églises et cathédrales qui occupant une place majeure au sein de l'architecture médiévale occidentale. Le style gothique anglais s'est développé un peu plus tardivement qu'en France et a rapidement élaboré des codes architecturaux et ornementaux différents. L'auteur, John Shannon Hendrix, divise ici le gothique anglais en quatre grandes phases : le gothique primaire, le gothique décoré, le gothique curvilinéaire et le gothique perpendiculaire. De nombreuses photographies des témoignages architecturaux les plus frappants permettent d'envisager dans sa totalité l'originalité du gothique anglais : à Canterbury, Wells, Lincoln, York ou encore Salisbury. L'architecture gothique anglaise est une architecture poétique, s'adressant à la fois aux sens et à la spiritualité.John Shannon Hendrix est professeur d'histoire de l'art et d'architecture à la Rhode Island School of Design et à l'Université Roger Williams. Il exerce aussi au sein de l'Université de Lincoln en Grande-Bretagne. Il a rédigé de nombreux ouvrages sur l'architecture, l'esthétique, la philosophie et la psychanalyse, notamment Architecture as Cosmology: Lincoln Cathedral and English Gothic Architecture, publié en 2011.

  • In the fall of 1066, a thirteen-year-old Anglo-Saxon girl named Catla watches from afar as Viking raiders burn her village and imprison her family and the other villagers. No one sees her as she flees toward Aigber, the closest village, praying the people there will help.
    Catla must ignore her terror as she makes her way to the standing stones, a place of refuge, where she meets Sven, an older boy from her village. Together, they continue toward Aigber and are able to alert the village of the coming peril. Catla and Sven rally the villagers of Aigber, and with Catla's help, a plan is put in place that will save both villages from the Nord-devils.

  • In a country only unified since 1871, German culture and art is derived from ancient tradition. Studying German painting requires viewing it on a different scale, larger than the current geographical frontiers. From the Middle Ages through to the New Objectivity of the 20th century, we introduce you to the German artists who have marked history: Albrecht Dürer, the Romantic Caspar David Friedrich, and the Expressionist Otto Dix. Original in its themes, German painting always seeks harmony whilst remaining inquisitive.

  • This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly developed itsown architectural and ornamental codes. The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English Gothic architecture in four principal stages: the early English Gothic, the decorated, the curvilinear, and the perpendicular Gothic. Several photographs of these architectural testimonies allow us to understand the whole originality of Britain during the Gothic era: in Canterbury, Wells, Lincoln, York, and Salisbury. The English Gothic architecture is a poetic one, speaking both to the senses and spirit.
    churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in
    medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed
    somewhat later than in France, but rapidly developed its
    own architectural and ornamental codes.
    The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English
    Gothic architecture in four principal stages: the early
    English Gothic, the decorated, the curvilinear, and the
    perpendicular Gothic. Several photographs of these
    architectural testimonies allow us to understand the whole
    originality of Britain during the Gothic era: in Canterbury,
    Wells, Lincoln, York, and Salisbury. The English Gothic
    architecture is a poetic one, speaking both to the senses
    and spirit.

  • Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft and every copy the result of a laborious process, the object was more a work of art than a volatile commercial product. The Mega Square Illuminated Manuscripts puts the reader in touch with amazing medieval illustrations and unique adornments, which document the imaginative power of their creators.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Teofilo Ruiz, Professor Emeritus of History at UCLA. Teo Ruiz is a scholar of the social and popular cultures of late medieval and early modern Spain and the Western Mediterranean. He received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for his "inspired teaching and writing". This wide-ranging conversation provides captivating insights into his Cuban origins, how he became a professional historian, the challenges and excitement of teaching, and what the future might hold for historical research..

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, In the Marrow, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
    I. The Terror of History - The story of a book
    II. Becoming a Historian- From Cuba to City College to NYU to Princeton
    III. Historical Ruminations - Meditations on the bigger picture
    IV. Progress? - Do we actually learn from the past?
    V. Connecting - Technology and personal factors
    VI. Looking Ahead - Pondering history's future

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • Die Kunst und Kultur Deutschlands, einem Land, das sich erstmals 1871 zu einer Nation vereinte,
    bauen auf uralten und facettenreichen Traditionen auf. In der Auseinandersetzung mit der deutschen
    Malerei müssen die derzeitigen geografischen Grenzen ignoriert und der gesamteuropäische historische
    Kontext untersucht werden. Vom Mittelalter bis zur Neuen Sachlichkeit des 20. Jahrhunderts stellen wir Ihnen
    bedeutende Künstler der deutschen Kunstgeschichte wie Albrecht Dürer, Casper David Friedrich oder Otto
    Dix vor und begleiten sie auf ihrem Werdegang.

  • Dieses Buch präsentiert eindrucksvolle Bilder berühmter Schlachten und Kriegsszenen, begleitet von dem ikonischen Text des legendären, chinesischen Militärstrategen Sun Tzu. Von Uccellos Die Schlacht von San Romano bis zu Picassos Gernica wirft dieses Buch einen Blick auf vom Krieg inspirierte Kunstwerke.

  • Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation of the identity of entire generations or groups of people, and thus have significant cultural effects. Despite the physical and emotional destruction that occurs during these turbulent periods, they have inspired prolific artistic creation. In the wake of traumatic events over the centuries, a myriad of artists have produced works that immortalise the most dramatic moments of these wars in order to establish them in history forever.

    This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written by well-known writers. From Uccello's The Battle of San Romano to Picasso's Guernica, this work offers a captivating look at artworks inspired by war and what they reveal about humanity's history.

  • In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars, the winds, the currents, and even of migratory flights. They also used hand-painted maps, which, although certainly summary, were marvellously well-drawn. In following the saga of old sailors, from Eric Le Rouge to Robert Peary, Donald Wigal leads us in discovering the New World. This magnificent overview of maps dating from the 10th to the 18th centuries, often `primitive' and sometimes difficult to understand, retraces the progress of cartography and shows the incredible courage of men who endeavoured to conquer the seas with tools whose geographical accuracy often left much to be desired.

  • La culture et l'art allemand sont issus d'une tradition ancienne, bien que le pays ne se soit unifié qu'en 1871. Étudier la peinture allemande demande donc de la comprendre selon une échelle différente, plus large que les limites géographiques actuelles. Du Moyen Âge à la Nouvelle Objectivité du XXe siècle, les artistes marquants de l'histoire de l'art allemand sont présentés : Albrecht Dürer, le romantique Caspar David Friedrich ou encore l'expressionniste Otto Dix. L'art allemand, original dans ses thématiques, est toujours à la recherche d'harmonie, tout en demeurant curieux et incisif.