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    Anthropology of Images

    By Hans Belting

    Paperback Save £7.14 = £16.86

    Proposes an anthropological theory for interpreting human picture making. Refusing to reduce images to their material embodiment yet acknowledging the importance of the historical media in which images are manifested, this book presents a challenging and provocative account of what pictures are and how they function.

    Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science

    By Hans Belting

    Hardback Save £3.79 = £21.21

    The theory of perspective, which allowed Florentine artists to depict the world from a spectator's point of view, originated in Baghdad with an eleventh-century mathematician. Using the metaphor of the mutual gaze, Belting narrates the encounter between science and art, Arab Baghdad and Renaissance Florence, that revolutionized Western culture.

    Likeness and Presence

    By Hans Belting

    Paperback Save £7.94 = £44.06

    Before the Renaissance and Reformation, holy images were treated not as "art" but as objects of veneration which possessed the tangible presence of the "Holy", Hans Belting traces in this volume the long history of the sacral image and its changing role in European culture.

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