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Visual Arts

Spanning work on photography, art, and the intersecting worlds of film, cinema, and theatre, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s selection of books on the Visual Arts analyse numerous aspects of the relationship between visuality and aesthetics. Many of these books utilise innovate and interdisciplinary methodologies and draw their approaches from across the social sciences and beyond. Together, the collection will be of interest to academics as well as artists, filmmakers, and the curious art lover.

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Film and the Historian

Films are not just for audiences: historians of the twentieth century have much to learn from them. A film exposes the attitudes and unconsidered trifles that people took for granted and which were not considered worth recording elsewhere. This volume surveys British cinema from the final days of the Second World War to the early 1...

Depictions of the Three Orders and Estates around the Year 1500

This volume highlights the copious and various depictions of the three orders of society during the Late Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Early Modern Period. It discusses the origins and development of the trifunctional division into the orders of the oratores, bellatores and laboratores, and the abundantly preserved visual...

The 'New' Documentary Nexus

In the last ten years, the field of documentary has been subject to substantial paradigm shifts due to the rise of digital media practices. This publication explores some central questions arising in this context: Who are the different interactors networking within the 'new' documentary nexus? How can we conceptualize interactive d...

Women in Greek Advertisements in the 1960s

Between the poles of the Cold War era’s sales promotion standards, print advertising thrived in Greece in the 1960s, particularly as it related to female consumption. What are the similarities between American women as protagonists in the world of advertising and women as consumers in 1960s Greece? Are the women portrayed in print ...

Art in Rome

This volume covers the major artistic and architectural masterpieces produced in Rome from Antiquity up to the present day. It particularly considers art in ancient Rome, the Early Christian period, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as more recent artistic productions. As such, it highlights the ongo...

The Book of Angels

Both collectively and individually, we have a deep and abiding fascination with angels. This book explores depictions of angels in the visual arts and in scripture and associated apocryphal and mystical writings, specifically in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Islamic, Zoroastrian and other ancient and latter-day accounts. It examines the visual clues, artistic conventions and attributes that have been set down to help us to recognise them in their particular roles and functions. Certain writings have had a particularly influential bearing on our understanding of angels. This text focuses on the hierarchies and orders proposed by the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Thomas Aquinas and others. In a new age of fascination with the metaphysical and supernatural (in film, television, popular mythology and literature), are we cementing or losing our connection with the authentic meaning and purpose that such vibrant and energised beings bring to our table? This book contains more than 30 illustrations in a central colour plates section. It also includes a useful glossary of terms and will prove a rich and enduring reference resource for libraries as well as a stimulating go-to source for those interested in the world of angels and how human sensibilities and imaginative reasoning have enriched the subject, as a starting point for interreligious dialogue.

Television Series as Mirrors of Contemporary Life

This study sheds light on the impressive work done by writers of television series, highlighting their sources of inspiration and their exceptional talent for maintaining interest and mirroring changes in mentalities in lifestyle. It offers numerous original interpretations of various categories of such television shows, and explores the ways in which older series have been developed, and what has been maintained and changed in more modern TV series.
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