Postures : Body Language in Art - Desmond Morris

od Vydavateľstvo Slovart

33,00 €
Every time an artist portrays a human subject, a decision has to be made about the posture of the figure. Will they be standing, sitting, or reclining? Smiling, screaming, or weeping?


Never before given such dedicated attention, Postures argues that the gestures portrayed in a work of art can reflect the mores of a particular period in history, the customs of a certain culture, or a fashion in artistic styles. Exploring these with masterful subtlety, celebrated artist and anthropologist Desmond Morris uncovers fascinating insights about changing social attitudes and conventions throughout history, finding surprising similarities and significant differences.


Morris’s vast selection of gestures, from the handshake to the glove-slap, are analyzed and grouped according to wider forms of communication—greetings, threats, insults, and more. All are illustrated with full color works, ranging from prehistoric masks and Greek statues to contemporary paintings and sculptures. Postures uniquely combines Morris’s expertise in both art and social science, shedding new light on even the most familiar paintings

Nástroje, ktoré ti pomôžu rozkvitať

Ako je chlieb základnou potravinou, knihy sú pre nás základom vedomostí.

My prinášame také, ktoré ti umožnia zdravo rásť, objavovať a tvoriť.

Kurátorský výber

Knihy, magazíny, stationery. Medzinárodné. Domáce. Oceňované. Nepoznané. Novinky. Aj vykopávky.

Všetky poctivo vyberáme. O každej vieme viac ako len autor a názov.

Zahraničné tituly

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Či si fanúšikom Penguin Books, Gestalten alebo School of Life u nás si prídeš na svoje.