The Art Of Looking Up
  • The Art Of Looking Up
  • The Art Of Looking Up
  • The Art Of Looking Up
  • The Art Of Looking Up
  • The Art Of Looking Up
ISBN: 0711242178
EAN13: 9780711242173
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 29, 2019
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1.023622" H x 11.5748" L x 9.606299" W
Weight: 3.439211 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The Art of Looking Up surveys spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of great artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly.

From the lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to Chihuly's glass flora suspended from the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas - this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint.

Art historian Catherine McCormack guides you through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these works make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. Divided by these social themes into four sections - Religion, Culture, Power and Politics - and pictured from various viewpoints in glorious colour photography, tour the astounding ceilings of these and more remarkable locations:

  • Vatican Palace, Rome, Italy
  • Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Louvre Museum, Paris, France
  • Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Catalonia
  • Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba
  • Capitol Building, Washington, DC, USA
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