Monday, 10 October 2011
And Diverse are Their Hues: Color in Islamic Art and Culture (published last week by Yale University Press) is an exciting new book that investigates the role of color in Islamic art, from medieval to modern times. Here the authors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair discuss the inspiration behind this ambitious project, and how it came to be so vividly realised.
Wednesday, 05 October 2011
A promotional trailer for Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, Yale's new book about the two fifteen-year-old girls from Little Rock—one black, one white—who appeared in one of the most unforgettable photographs of the US civil rights era.
Monday, 03 October 2011
Facing Beauty: Painted Women and Cosmetic Art is a wide-ranging new art history book, out this month from Yale University Press. Spanning four centuries, Aileen Ribeiro's fascinating book illuminates shifting perceptions of female beauty through works of art and the evolution of cosmetics. Here the author talks us through the inspiration for her book, illustrating the various shifting ways in which beauty has been defined throughout the centuries.