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From Face to Face

Recarving of Roman Portraits and the Late-Antique Portrait Arts

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Marina Prusac

This book is based on an investigation of more than 2000 portraits of which around 500 have proven to be recarved. It provides thorough analyses of the different recarving methods, some of which can be attributed to geographically localized workshops, establishing classifiable categories, and an analytical text with special regard to the cultural historical changes in Late Antiquity. The investigation underpins a hypothesis on the late antique portraits style as a consequence of the many recarved portraits at the time, which relied on a syncretism of politics, religion and ideology. The conclusion gives a new understanding of how broad-scoped, culturally and politically encoded and comprehensive the practice of recarving was.

Various Authors & Editors

Early Music from Low Countries Libraries
Part I: Concertos before 1820

Musical compositions, drawings and literature dated from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Compositions include concertos and orchestral music before 1820, church music from 1750-1820, vocal and tutor books (primarily 18th-19th century), technical and decorative drawings of organs, vocal music between 1650 and 1820 and keyboard music between 1620 and 1820.

This collection is also included in the Early Music from Low Countries Libraries collection.

Various Authors & Editors

Early Music from Low Countries Libraries
Part VIII: Music for Solo Instrument, 1600-1820

Musical compositions, drawings and literature dated from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Compositions include concertos and orchestral music before 1820, church music from 1750-1820, vocal and tutor books (primarily 18th-19th century), technical and decorative drawings of organs, vocal music between 1650 and 1820 and keyboard music between 1620 and 1820.

This collection is also included in the Early Music from Low Countries Libraries collection.
Drawings of musical instruments (16th-19th century) from 25 collections and museums in Europe and the United States. The contemporary drawings were made for various purposes, but usually include detailed information about important aspects of the instruments, such as technical construction, materials used, details of interiors, carvings and decoration. Information includes names of instrument maker and drawer as well as dates of instrument and drawing.

This collection is also included in the Technical Drawings of Musical Instruments collection.

Edited by Robert M. Capraro and Scott W. Slough

Drawings of musical instruments (16th-19th century) from 25 collections and museums in Europe and the United States. The contemporary drawings were made for various purposes, but usually include detailed information about important aspects of the instruments, such as technical construction, materials used, details of interiors, carvings and decoration. Information includes names of instrument maker and drawer as well as dates of instrument and drawing.

This collection is also included in the Technical Drawings of Musical Instruments collection.

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Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen

The core of this book is an encyclopedia of Javanese terms for individual dance positions and movements, with detailed drawings by Marjolijn Groustra. This is preceded by a discussion of the significance and function of the art of dancing in Javane complemented by lengthy excerpts from treatises written by Javanese specialists, and by a survey of the different genres and choreographies of traditional Javanese dance. The historical dimension is provided by an early-twentieth-century manuscript on Javanese dance from the Mangkunegaran.

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H.I.R. Hinzler

The aim of the author's research was to study 1) the thematic elements and the composition of the plays ( lelampahan wayang), and 2) their religious and cultural background. She concentrates on one particular play: the story of Bima Swarga. The study is based mainly on fieldwork carried out in Bali over the period 1972- 1976, when materials were collected from oral and written sources.