The art of looking up
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London : White Lion Publishing, a imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.
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Franklin Ave. Library - Nonfiction - Adult
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Book
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239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0711242178, 9780711242173

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Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index.
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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, through 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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McCormack, C. (2019). The art of looking up . White Lion Publishing, a imprint of The Quarto Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McCormack, Catherine. 2019. The Art of Looking Up. London: White Lion Publishing, a imprint of The Quarto Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McCormack, Catherine. The Art of Looking Up London: White Lion Publishing, a imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McCormack, Catherine. The Art of Looking Up White Lion Publishing, a imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.

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