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Bill Viola / Michelangelo - Life Death Rebirth (Hardcover): Martin Clayton, Kira Perov Bill Viola / Michelangelo - Life Death Rebirth (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton, Kira Perov
R823 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R190 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At first glance, there may appear to be more to separate Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Bill Viola (b. 1951) than to unite them: one, the great master of the Italian Renaissance; the other, the creator of state-of-the-art immersive sound and video installations. And yet, when Martin Clayton showed Viola Her Majesty The Queen's unsurpassed collection of Michelangelo drawings at Windsor in 2006, parallels began to emerge. This book presents a new perspective on both artists' works. Stills and sequences from ten key video pieces by Viola are reproduced alongside fourteen of Michelangelo's presentation drawings, as well as the Taddei Tondo, the only Michelangelo marble sculpture in the UK and a treasure of the Royal Academy's collection. Texts by Martin Clayton examine how existential concerns - the preoccupation of many Renaissance artists, not least Michelangelo - are explored in Viola's often profoundly moving video installations, while Kira Perov provides insight into Viola's working processes.

Leonardo da Vinci: A life in drawing (Hardcover): Martin Clayton Leonardo da Vinci: A life in drawing (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton 1
R620 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R129 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Hardcover): David Attenborough, Susan Owens Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Hardcover)
David Attenborough, Susan Owens; Text written by Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos; Illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci, … 2
R494 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R97 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This illustrated book records some defining moments in the art of natural history, taken from the world-famous collection of drawings at Windsor Castle. It accompanies the exhibition which opened at the Queen's Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in January 2007, moving to the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in Spring 2008.

The Cultural Study of Music - A Critical Introduction (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard... The Cultural Study of Music - A Critical Introduction (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard Middleton
R2,144 Discovery Miles 21 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the years since the book's initial publication. Including contributions from scholars of music, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, this anthology provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of music and culture. It includes both pioneering theoretical essays and exhaustively researched case studies on particular issues in world musics. For the second edition, the original essays have been revised and nine new chapters have been added, covering themes such as race, religion, geography, technology, and the politics of music. With an even broader scope and a larger roster of world-renowned contributors, The Cultural Study of Music is certain to remain a canonical text in the field of cultural musicology.

Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Paperback): David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin... Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Paperback)
David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos
R500 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the fifteenth century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic plants and animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began to examine nature with fresh eyes, and pioneering artists transformed the way nature was seen and understood. In Amazing Rare Things, renowned naturalist and documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert colleagues to explore how artists portrayed the natural world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest. The book focuses on an exquisite selection of natural history drawings and watercolors by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby, and from the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo-works all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Attenborough and his coauthors offer lucid commentary on topics ranging from the 30,000-year history of human drawings of the natural world, to Leonardo's fascination with natural processes, to Catesby's groundbreaking studies that introduced Europeans to the plants and animals of North America. With 160 full color illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to readers with interests that extend from art and science to history and nature.

Leonardo Da Vinci - The Mechanics of Man (Hardcover, annotated edition): Martin Clayton Leonardo Da Vinci - The Mechanics of Man (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Martin Clayton
R626 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R124 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) spent over twenty-five years investigating the workings of the human body. While his paintings were widely known in his day, only a few friends and associates had any intimation of the extent of his medical research. Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created over the winter of 1510-11, is the only group of such drawings in which he approached complete coverage of the human form, and it represents his finest work in this area.
This fascinating book presents a complete discussion of all the drawings in Manuscript A, not only as evidence of Leonardo's artistic genius, but also as the product of the sophisticated scientific investigations they represent. Each drawing records a meticulous human dissection and is extensively annotated with Leonardo's notes, questions, and memoranda to himself in "mirror-writing," (backward writing legible only when held up to a mirror, the motivations for which have been the subject of much speculation).
Each drawing is reproduced twice: once in its original form and once with a new English translation in place of Leonardo's original notes. The authors comment on the accuracy of the anatomical renderings and the conclusions Leonardo draws from them.

Charles II - Art & Power (Hardcover): Rufus Bird Charles II - Art & Power (Hardcover)
Rufus Bird; Martin Clayton
R1,245 R953 Discovery Miles 9 530 Save R292 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Force Awakens: Volume 1 (Hardcover): Chuck Wendig The Force Awakens: Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Chuck Wendig; Illustrated by Luke Ross, Frank Martin; Contributions by Clayton Cowles
R500 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R52 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Force Awakens: Volume 3 (Hardcover): Chuck Wendig The Force Awakens: Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Chuck Wendig; Illustrated by Marc Laming, Frank Martin; Contributions by Clayton Cowles
R500 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R52 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Cultural Study of Music - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard... The Cultural Study of Music - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard Middleton
R1,091 R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Save R161 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the years since the book's initial publication. Including contributions from scholars of music, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, this anthology provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of music and culture. It includes both pioneering theoretical essays and exhaustively researched case studies on particular issues in world musics. For the second edition, the original essays have been revised and nine new chapters have been added, covering themes such as race, religion, geography, technology, and the politics of music. With an even broader scope and a larger roster of world-renowned contributors, The Cultural Study of Music is certain to remain a canonical text in the field of cultural musicology.

Music, Words and Voice - A Reader (Paperback): Martin Clayton Music, Words and Voice - A Reader (Paperback)
Martin Clayton; Index compiled by Alan Rutter
R483 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a new and exciting interdisciplinary resource which integrates the worlds of music and literature. It is the first primary and secondary source collection of its kind to focus on the relationships between words and music, and between musical and verbal forms. Featured along with key writings on music, speech and their relationship are previously unpublished articles and interview transcripts, and a new translation of an extract from Wagner's theoretical works.

Designed for undergraduate students, the book uniquely:

- examines a historically and geographically diverse selection of genres from a variety of academic perspectives

- explores issues of language, musical form, performance, song, narrative, sound and action, and identity

- enables readers to connect with different histories, cultures and technologies via the linkages between musical and literary texts.

This anthology is an important contribution to the growing field of music and literature studies, and an engaging read for anyone interested in a culturally rich musical and literary inheritance.

Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (Paperback): Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, Laura Leante Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (Paperback)
Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, Laura Leante
R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How does the immediate experience of musical sound relate to processes of meaning construction and discursive mediation?
This question lies at the heart of the studies presented in Experience and Meaning in Music Performance, a unique multi-authored work that both draws on and contributes to current debates in a wide range of disciplines, including ethnomusicology, musicology, psychology, and cognitive science. Addressing a wide range of musical practices from Indian raga and Afro-Brazilian Congado rituals to jazz, rock, and Canadian aboriginal fiddling, the coherence of this study is underpinned by its three main themes: experience, meaning, and performance. Central to all of the studies are moments of performance: those junctures when sound and meaning are actually produced. Experience-what people do, and what they feel, while engaging in music-is equally important. And considered alongside these is meaning: what people put into a performance, what they (and others) get out of it, and, more broadly, how discourses shape performances and experiences of music. In tracing trajectories from moments of musical execution, this volume a novel and productive view of how cultural practice relates to the experience and meaning of musical performance.
A model of interdisciplinary study, and including access to an array of audio-visual materials available on an extensive companion website, Experience and Meaning in Music Performance is essential reading for scholars and students of ethnomusicology and music psychology.

Time in Indian Music - Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance (Paperback): Martin Clayton Time in Indian Music - Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance (Paperback)
Martin Clayton
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Time in Indian Music is the first major study of rhythm, metre, and form in North Indian rag, or classical, music. Martin Clayton presents a theoretical model for the organization of time in this repertory, a model which is related explicitly to other spheres of Indian thought and culture as well as to current ideas on musical time in alternative repertoriesnullincluding that of Western music. This theoretical model is elucidated and illustrated with reference to many musical examples drawn from authentic recorded performances. These examples clarify key Indian musicological concepts such as tal (metre), lay (tempo or rhythm), and laykari (rhythmic variation).
More generally, the volume addresses the implications of performance practice for the organization of rhythm and metre. Written in a clear and accessible style and illustrated with 102 music examples and diagrams, it will appeal to anyone interested in Indian aesthetic forms and the study of musical time.

Flora - The Aztec Herbal (Hardcover): Martin Clayton, Alejandro De Avila, Luigi Guerrini Flora - The Aztec Herbal (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton, Alejandro De Avila, Luigi Guerrini
R3,903 Discovery Miles 39 030 Out of stock

This volume catalogues Cassiano dal Pozzo's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus, an Aztec herbal prepared for the son of the Viceroy of Mexico in 1552 and the earliest medical text to have survived from the New World. The original codex was presented to Cassiano's patron, Cardinal Francesco Barberini, during a papal legation to Spain in 1626, and was copied on the Cardinal's return to Rome for Cassiano's fellow members of the Accademia dei Lincei, who at that time were completing their own vast illustrated natural history of Central America.Cassiano's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus is preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle together with the larger surviving part of his 'Paper Museum', an encyclopaedic collection of prints and drawings of antiquities, architecture and natural history subjects, acquired by George III in 1762.Each folio of the Windsor manuscript is reproduced in colour together with full comparative illustrations of the Codex Cruz-Badianus. The Latin text is transcribed with a parallel English translation, and each of the 184 drawings of plants is analysed. The catalogue is preceded by general introductions to the Paper Museum and to the natural history drawings, and by two thematic essays: Luigi Guerrini discusses the Windsor copy in the context of the Lincei's researches into the natural history of the New World; and Alejandro de Avila reviews the current state of research into the original Codex Cruz-Badianus, including the fieldwork and linguistic researches in Mexico that are changing our understanding of the manuscript.

The Grotesque Factor (Hardcover): Valeriano Bozal, Martin Clayton, Frances Connelly, Emmanuel Dreux, Werner Hofmann The Grotesque Factor (Hardcover)
Valeriano Bozal, Martin Clayton, Frances Connelly, Emmanuel Dreux, Werner Hofmann
R1,066 R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Save R250 (23%) Out of stock

Despite its longevity as a tradition stretching back to at least the eighteenth century, the Grotesque has only recently become a non-pejorative term in art and academia. "The Grotesque Factor" takes a close look at the evolution of the Grotesque, examining early caricature (Hogarth, Goya), abject, scatological and black humor, nineteenth-century French art and literature (Grandville, Baudelaire, Jarry), Jame Ensor, the grotesque in early film and the grotesque turn in recent British art. It includes 175 extraordinary works by more than 76 artists, including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Otto Dix, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Jose Gutierrez Solana, Victor Hugo, Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Franz Xavier Messerschmidt, Juan Munoz, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Juan Sanchez Cotan, Antonio Saura, Thomas Schutte, Cindy Sherman, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Viola and Franz West, among others.

Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s-1940s - Portrayal of the East (Paperback): Bennett Zon Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s-1940s - Portrayal of the East (Paperback)
Bennett Zon; Edited by Martin Clayton
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Out of stock

Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth century. The book is in four themed sections. 'Portrayal of the East' traces the routes from encounter to representation and restores the Orient to its rightful place in histories of Orientalism. 'Interpreting Concert Music' looks at one of the principal forms in which Orientalism could be brought to an eager and largely receptive - yet sometimes resistant - mass market. 'Words and Music' investigates the confluence of musical and Orientalist themes in different genres of writing, including criticism, fiction and travel writing. Finally, 'The Orientalist Stage' discusses crucial sites of Orientalist representation - music theatre and opera - as well as tracing similar phenomena in twentieth-century Hindi cinema. These final chapters examine the rendering of the East as 'unachievable and unrecognizable' for the consuming gaze of the western spectator.

Forks of the Ohio (Paperback): Martin Clayton Forks of the Ohio (Paperback)
Martin Clayton
R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Out of stock

Mike Huntingden is an Englishman with an enquiring mind and an often-humorous outlook on life. The story begins with our hero on a plane travelling to the USA. Mike has left everything behind in pursuit of a new life. During the flight he strikes up a friendship with Carrie-Ann, who is flying home to Ohio and they arrange to meet up in The US. When Carrie-Ann is murdered and the police want to talk to Mike, he decides that for his own safety his only option is to flee. So begins an adventure of suspense and violence through the 'Rust Belt' of the USA. Mike's journey takes him to Akron where he looks for clues to Carrie-Ann's murder, and becomes embroiled in the hunt for cash and bearer bonds lost in an armoured car robbery years before. His adventure involves local crime bosses, dramatic shoot-outs, and a friendship with the owner of the Forks of the Ohio Inn and his pretty sister, Beth. Packed with intrigue and humour - The Forks of the Ohio will keep you turning pages!

Green Eyes and Grandmas: How to Manage Year 6 (Paperback): Martin Clayton Green Eyes and Grandmas: How to Manage Year 6 (Paperback)
Martin Clayton
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Out of stock
Leonardo da Vinci - The Mechanics of Man (Hardcover): Martin Clayton, Ron Philo Leonardo da Vinci - The Mechanics of Man (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton, Ron Philo
R727 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R155 (21%) Out of stock
Leonardo DA Vinci: a Singular Vision (Hardcover): Martin Clayton Leonardo DA Vinci: a Singular Vision (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton
R539 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R100 (19%) Out of stock

The full range of Leonardo's genius is revealed in this elegant book, which reproduces for the first time many unfamiliar drawings from the masters hand as well as more widely known works.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was arguably the greatest draftsman in the history of Western art. Best known as a painter, he also excelled as sculptor, architect, musician, anatomist, botanist, engineer, geologist, and mapmaker. But since he completed few of his projects, most of his work is known to us only through his drawings and notes. This selection of 100 sheets from the collection at Windsor Castle are presented in five sections covering major periods of Leonardo's life. Included in Martin Clayton's authoritative text is a discussion of the master's drawing materials, the development of his style, and the types and functions of his drawings.

The Art of Italy: Renaissance and Baroque (Hardcover): Lucy Whitaker, Martin Clayton The Art of Italy: Renaissance and Baroque (Hardcover)
Lucy Whitaker, Martin Clayton
R1,436 R1,261 Discovery Miles 12 610 Save R175 (12%) Out of stock

This scholarly and richly illustrated publication celebrates one of the most exciting periods in European art. It brings together 93 paintings and 90 drawings from the Royal Collection and accompanies an exhibition of international importance.

Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (Hardcover): Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, Laura Leante Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (Hardcover)
Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, Laura Leante
R2,494 Discovery Miles 24 940 Out of stock

How does the immediate experience of musical sound relate to processes of meaning construction and discursive mediation?
This question lies at the heart of the studies presented in Experience and Meaning in Music Performance, a unique multi-authored work that both draws on and contributes to current debates in a wide range of disciplines, including ethnomusicology, musicology, psychology, and cognitive science. Addressing a wide range of musical practices from Indian raga and Afro-Brazilian Congado rituals to jazz, rock, and Canadian aboriginal fiddling, the coherence of this study is underpinned by its three main themes: experience, meaning, and performance. Central to all of the studies are moments of performance: those junctures when sound and meaning are actually produced. Experience-what people do, and what they feel, while engaging in music-is equally important. And considered alongside these is meaning: what people put into a performance, what they (and others) get out of it, and, more broadly, how discourses shape performances and experiences of music. In tracing trajectories from moments of musical execution, this volume a novel and productive view of how cultural practice relates to the experience and meaning of musical performance.
A model of interdisciplinary study, and including access to an array of audio-visual materials available on an extensive companion website, Experience and Meaning in Music Performance is essential reading for scholars and students of ethnomusicology and music psychology.

The Force Awakens: Volume 5 (Hardcover): Chuck Wendig The Force Awakens: Volume 5 (Hardcover)
Chuck Wendig; Illustrated by Luke Ross, Frank Martin; Contributions by Clayton Cowles
R500 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R52 (10%) Out of stock
The Force Awakens: Volume 2 (Hardcover): Chuck Wendig The Force Awakens: Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Chuck Wendig; Illustrated by Luke Ross, Frank Martin; Contributions by Clayton Cowles
R500 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R52 (10%) Out of stock
The Force Awakens: Volume 4 (Hardcover): Chuck Wendig The Force Awakens: Volume 4 (Hardcover)
Chuck Wendig; Illustrated by Luke Ross, Frank Martin; Contributions by Clayton Cowles
R500 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R52 (10%) Out of stock
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