900 Broadway, #603, NY, NY 10003


Three engrossing new titles are top picks from art publisher Prestel’s latest releases, and are especially recommended for college-level art library holdings. Pippa Hurd’s Icons Of Erotic Art (3791331655, $39.95) examines the presence and influence of classical myth in erotic art, considering the ritualization of erotic art sexuality and discussing the origins of erotic sentiments and essences in both men and women. Full-page color reproductions of classics in erotic art accompany scholarly discussions of the use of disguises, lighting, landscapes and social morals to create atmosphere. Pamela Kort’s Comic Grotesque: Wit And Mockery In German Art, 1870-1940 (3791331957, $49.95) also is recommended as a basic acquisition for the serious art library collection; especially for libraries strong in German art history. Comical elements and absurdist humor took off as a modernist art method termed comic-grotesque and Kort’s survey accompanies an exhibition of the theme as it surveys the artists whose works influences the course of German art history. Over a hundred color plates and numerous black and white illustrations pack a fine presentation. Eckhard Hollmann and Juergen Tesch’s A Trick Of The Eye: Trompe L’oeil Masterpieces (3791331639, $35.00) covers the winsome artistic form of “trompe l’oeil”, an artistic illusion form influencing art from Renaissance times to the present day. A Trick Of The Eye focuses on forty paintings by trompe l’oeil masters, presenting them in fine full or double-page spreads, each presented twice: one for reality, the second revealing the visual deception within. From still lives to window views and wall paintings, five centuries of trompe l’oeil painting are distilled into one hard-hitting expose.

COPYRIGHT 2005 Midwest Book Review

COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group

You May Also Like

Leisure Arts

Leisure Arts Leisure Arts 5701 Ranch Dr., Little Rock, AR 72223 Leisure Arts provide powerful pr…

25 Bags to Knit

25 Bags to Knit 25 Bags To Knit Emma King Trafalgar Square Books PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret, VT 05053…

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, And Haunted Places Brad Steiger Visible In…

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow! Holy Cow! Sarah Macdonald Bolina Publishing, Inc. PO Box 307, Shelton, CT 06484 …