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  • The Mind of Leonardo da Vinciby Edward McCurdy

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the greatest personality of the Renaissance. More than just a biography, the book presents a detailed investigation of Leonardo's genius. Its colorful, evocative prose offers numerous demonstrations of the master's achievements, not only in sculpture... more...

  • Vasari's Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; Jonathan Foster; Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An instant success upon its publication in the mid-sixteenth century, Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists remains one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance. Nothing of the scope and magnitude of this work had ever been conceived; the first complete history of modern art, it is widely regarded as... more...

  • Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian Iby Albrecht Durer

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    Regarded as the greatest of the German Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer (1471?1528) created a vast body of work that ranges from altarpieces to copper engravings and portraits. Painter, printer, draughtsman, and art theorist, he remains most famous for his woodcuts. Dürer's primary patron from 1512 onward was the Holy Roman Emperor and King... more...

  • The Fountains of Romeby Giovanni Battista Falda; Giovanni Francesco Venturini

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    Dating from the 1600s, these rare views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens represent some of the finest and most accurate landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. The full-page engravings demonstrate expert handling of perspective in a wealth of settings that incorporate architecture, details of topography and garden design, and portraits... more...

  • 500 Years of Illustrationby Howard Simon

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book. more...

  • Leonardo on the Human Bodyby Leonardo da Vinci

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 26.95

    Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses ? still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates. more...

  • Looking Jewishby Carol Zemel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Jewish art and visual culture?art made by Jews about Jews?in modern diasporic settings is the subject of Looking Jewish. Carol Zemel focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended Jewishness and mainstream modernism to create a diasporic art, one that transcends dominant national traditions.... more...

  • Verhandlungen in Utrechtby Valeska von Rosen

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 11.44

    Bild und Kontext: Über Aushandlungsprozesse religiöser Darstellungsweisen. Anders als es die Ausbildungsregeln niederländischer Künstler vorsahen, beschäftigte sich der Utrechter Maler Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629) auf seiner Reise nach Rom nicht mit der Antike oder der Hochrenaissance, sondern mit der damals zeitgenössischen Malerei, vor allem... more...

  • Privat - bitte eintreten!by Elena Zanichelli

    transcript 2015; US$ 38.16

    Warum soll uns interessieren, was uns eigentlich nichts angeht? Woher kommt das zunehmende Interesse an der Privatsphäre? Künstlerische Praktiken der 1990er Jahre bewegen sich in diesem Spannungsfeld, wenn sie private Lebenserfahrungen »aufrichtig« wiedergeben oder gar »live« vorführen: So fotografierte Wolfgang Tillmans ab 1990 Intimszenen seines... more...