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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...

  • 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...

  • The New Visionby László Moholy-Nagy; Daphne M. Hoffmann

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.00

    One of the most important schools for architecture, design, and art in the 20th century, the Weimar Bauhaus included in its distinguished membership Moholy-Nagy. This book, a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus movement, is generously illustrated with examples of students' experiments and typical contemporary achievements. The text also contains... more...

  • Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventureby Gustave Doré; Jeff A. Menges

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    The exuberant art of Gustave Doré (1832?83) has influenced romantics and realists around the world. A self-taught child prodigy who met with early and resounding success, Doré ranks among the most prolific and popular illustrators of all time. Known as "the master of the fantastic," he excelled in conveying dramatic action in memorable settings. This... more...

  • Doré's Illustrations of the Crusadesby Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Long regarded as the standard history of the subject, François Michaud's History of the Crusades, published in 1877, recorded over four centuries of passionate, bloody wars that brought the countries ? and cultures ? of Asia and Europe into conflict with one another. To illustrate Michaud's classic study, Gustave Doré executed 100 striking plates,... more...

  • Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"by Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Like his contemporary, the English poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Gustave Doré (1832?83) was highly regarded for his mastery of technique. One of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late nineteenth century, he provided a wealth of hauntingly beautiful illustrations for the first four parts of Idylls of the King, Tennyson's... more...

  • Mexican Paintersby MacKinley Helm

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    From the monumental public frescoes of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Álfaro Siqueiros, to the canvasses and drawings of younger artists like Galván, Cantú, Meza, Tamayo, and Orozco Romero, Mexican painting since the First World War has developed into a strong, influential artistic tradition. This book explores this Mexican tradition... 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...

  • 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...