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AbstractThe new art movements that flourished in Latin America in the 1920s, their relationship with contemporary art practice in the European “motherlands,” and the implications for national and supranational identity are the principal themes of Jorge Alberto Manrique's essay, “Identity or...
AbstractThis paper examines the representation of time and space in the iconography of mural paintings in tombs dating from the Liao dynasty in Xuanhua in Hebei Province, China. Various iconographical motifs, including their position, function and meaning within the architectural tomb structure,...
AbstractThis text serves as the conclusion to Mudiji Malamba Gilombe's book, Le langage des masques africains (1989), which is a highly theoretical examination of the role of the mask in the (Central) Pende of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on the psychoanalytic text, African...
AbstractThis seminal article, published over forty years ago, first outlines the history and diversity of funerary and commemorative architecture in South Asia. It then reproduces a chapter from a medieval treatise, written in Sanskrit, that laid down the rules for constructing Svargārohana...
AbstractBandmann discusses the iconography of Romanesque churches, in particular the development of the apse in Germany and France. He examines earlier ceremonial or liturgical practices and architectural models, which influenced the Romanesque apse—from the apse in the Roman basilica, the early...
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