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  • A-Z Great Modern Artistsby Andy Tuohy; Christopher Masters

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated... more...

  • The New Art of the Fifteenth Centuryby Shirley Neilsen Blum

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.99

    A fresh look at the early Renaissance, considering Florentine and Netherlandish art as a single phenomenon, at once deeply spiritual and entirely new. Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden into a rocky landscape, their naked bodies lit by a cold sun, their gestures and expressions a study in shame and anguish. A serious man, well attired,... more...

  • The Rape of Europaby Charles FitzRoy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    'The Rape of Europa' is one of Titian's great masterpieces, a work charged with eroticism and classical mystique behind which lies a tale as compelling as the painting itself. Here Charles FitzRoy weaves a unique account of its history and the painting's movement following the rise and fall of the countries in which it has been housed. The story ranges... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.00

    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 an autobiographical sketch. 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...

  • 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...