Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The author is president of New York's South Street Seaport Museum. In an oversize, square format (11.25x11.25), 150 maritime images selected from world art accompany his short essays on the history, mystery, and poetry of the sea. Some of the reproductions are predictable masterpieces the work of. Codice inventario libreria
If our world can be divided into three parts--sea, land, and sky--the sea is, of the three, the most alien and mysterious. Characterized by movement and change, by random patterns of light and dark, by transcendental calm and tempestuous anger, the sea assaults our senses and stokes our imagination.
A spectacular portfolio, Peter Neill's On a Painted Ocean contains images from around the world that revel in the visual language of the ocean. Captured in this full-color volume are some of the great classics, and undiscovered treasures, of maritime art. The work of the 17th and 18th century Dutch and English masters are featured alongside a number of less familiar works, many heretofore outside the established marine tradition. Sculpted figures from Africa, painted bowls from ancient Greece, wall murals from pre-Columbian Mexico, tomb decorations from Egypt, and manuscripts from Arabia join the European masters in evoking the force and beauty of the sea. The book's essays take readers from exploration to war, from conflict to commerce, from sustenance to trade, from wreck to technological revolution, examining along the way historical depictions and folk tales, chronicles of endurance, some celebrations, and many tragedies.
For anyone who has ever set sail or merely admired the oceans and its vessels from shore, On a Painted Ocean will instill a greater appreciation of the maritime world.
Dal retro di copertina: On a Painted Ocean - Art of the Seven Seas, is a book that boldly sets forth for our consideration, enjoyment and edification more than 150 maritime images that take the reader on a cultural and philosophical voyage that circumnavigates the globe. The images in this remarkable volume comprise a subjective choice of marine art selected from world culture. In it, we find the terrible beauty of storms, the stark horror of war, the exotic interplay in ports of call, the efficiency and interdependence of ocean commerce, the cornucopia of the sea's bounty and the spirit of challenge, adventure, achievement and innovation that characterizes humankind's relationship with the sea through the ages. From the artifacts of the past to the abstractions of the present, the book includes some stirringly familiar masterpieces, and it also showcases lesser-known and often-dazzling works that broaden our notion of the maritime genre. There are images that memorialize events, and objects from the mundane to the esoteric such as an ancient Greek bowl, an illustration from a classic sea novel, tapestries, maps, illuminated manuscripts, advertising ephemera and even a birth certificate. On a Painted Ocean is bound together as an unfolding whole by Peter Neill's short, compelling essays. These tracts are both philosophical and poetic, affecting in their beauty and insight.
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Descrizione libro NYU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0814757871I5N00
Descrizione libro NYU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2697120275
Descrizione libro NYU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2709694552
Descrizione libro NYU Press. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Good dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria P13B-00451
Descrizione libro New York University Press, New York, N. Y., 1996. Cloth. Condizione libro: Good Plus Condition. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good Plus. This is a nonfiction art of the seven seas book called On a Painted Ocean, copyright 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, written by Peter Neill in collaboration with James A. Randall and Suzanne Demisch, edited by Gareth L. Steen. The book and its dust jacket are in good plus condition with new mylar on jacket, tight binding, nice gilt lettering on spine and front cover, beautiful color ocean illustrations throughout and 188 pages. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 003476
Descrizione libro NYU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0814757871 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0814757871Z2
Descrizione libro New York University Press, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Expedited or International shipping may cost more. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 010973
Descrizione libro New York University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780814757871
Descrizione libro NYU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0814757871 This book is shelved in the Art - General section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Clean unmarked unread hardcover with moderate shelfwear including a small piece torn out of the back of the dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria Z0814757871Z3
Descrizione libro NYU Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0814757871