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  • Classical Sculpture and the Culture of Collecting in Britain since 1760by Viccy Coltman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    This is a book about classical sculptures in the early modern period, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, when they began to be excavated, restored, and collected by British visitors in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and competitive culture of eighteenth-century collecting, which... more...

  • The Everything Da Vinci Bookby Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 14.95

    Whatever you've heard about Leonardo Da Vinci, the truth is even more fascinating! From his provocative relationship with the church and secret societies such as the Freemasons to the secrets behind his art and inventions, Da Vinci was a man ahead of his time who willingly paid the price to live life his way. This multitalented man, arguably the greatest... more...

  • Once upon a time in Papunyaby Kevin Markwell

    UNSW Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Astronomical auction prices in the late 1990s first drew many people’s attention to the phenomenon of the early Papunya boards, the thousand small painted panels created at the remote Northern Territory Aboriginal settlement of Papunya in 1971-72. Western Desert art expert Vivien Johnson looks at the controversies that surrounded the paintings... more...

  • Leonardo and the Last Supperby Ross King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 23.00

    Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art- The Last Supper . After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low point personally and professionally: at forty-three, in an era when he had almost reached the average life... more...

  • La Beauté Animaleby John Bascom

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00

    Si l?animal fut tour à tour représenté par les peintres pour sa fonction symbolique, cathartique ou allégorique, il fut aussi et surtout, et ce dès les peintures rupestres, peint pour lui-même, en tant que Nature. En suspendant aux cimaises les chefs-d?oeuvre de la Beauté animale, de la Renaissance à nos jours, à l?occasion d?une exposition qui aura... more...

  • Glittering Imagesby Camille Paglia

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.99

    WIth full-color illustrations throughout From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art?s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas?s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.... more...

  • L?Art du paysageby Émile Michel

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Longtemps considéré comme la simple toile de fond d'une oeuvre, le paysage a dépassé la peinture religieuse et la peinture d'histoire pour devenir un genre à part entière. Si, pour les artistes, la nature a longtemps servi d'exercice et de décors aux sujets, elle a finalement été étudiée et intégrée dans leurs oeuvres comme un témoignage de l'étude... more...

  • Monster in der frühgriechischen Kunstby Lorenz Winkler-Horacek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    A leitmotif of early Greek art from 700 to about 550 BC is the portrayal of monsters and beasts set in long alternate rows. Both creatures personify the wilderness beyond the Greek city. For the first time in Greek art the pot painters of Corinth introduced a coherent system of arranging monsters and beasts. Lorenz Winkler-Hora?ek shows in detail how... more...

  • Mellencampby John Mellencamp

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 20.99

    John Mellencamp is one if the true Renaissance men of popular music. In the public spotlight for over twenty-five years, with a string of number one hits and multiplatinum records side to his artistic talent that is celebrated in the full-color selection of evocation paintings.Mellencamp began pursuing oil painting in 1988 as a means of further artistic... more...

  • Utopiaby National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 47.99

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye is one of the most important abstract painters of the 20th century and one of the most significant artists that Australia has ever produced. Emily’s strikingly modern and beautifully innovative works, created in an environment far away from the influence of the Western Art tradition, have been featured in over 100 exhibitions... more...