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  • Machiavelliby Ross King

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...

  • Brunelleschi's Domeby Ross King

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.33

    Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began... more...

  • The Judgment of Parisby Ross King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 23.95

    The fascinating new book by the author of Brunelleschi?s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope?s Ceiling : a saga of artistic rivalry and cultural upheaval in the decade leading to the birth of Impressionism. If there were two men who were absolutely central to artistic life in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, they were Edouard... more...

  • Dominoby Ross King

    Random House 2011; US$ 10.03

    By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome . After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company... more...

  • Defiant Spiritsby Ross King

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 19.95

    Beginning in 1912, Defiant Spirits traces the artistic development of Tom Thomson and the future members of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, over a dozen years in Canadian history. Working in an eclectic and sometimes controversial blend... more...

  • Machiavelliby Ross King

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...

  • Ex Librisby Ross King

    Random House 2013; US$ 10.03

    Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments... more...

  • Leonardo and the Last Supperby Ross King

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo... more...

  • The Judgment of Parisby Ross King

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Judgment of Paris chronicles the dramatic decade between two famous exhibitions-the scandalous Salon des Refuses in 1863 and the first Impressionist showing in 1874-set against the rise and dramatic fall of Napoleon III and the Second Empire after the Franco-Prussian War. A tale of many artists, it revolves around the lives of two, described... more...

  • Brunelleschi's Domeby Ross King

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide... more...