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  • Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürerby Albrecht Durer; Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    Comprising images both sacred and secular, this modestly priced collection of works by the master of woodcut designs features 94 black-and-white illustrations with brief captions that include titles and dates. 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...

  • Art in Minutesby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2015; US$ 10.99

    The perfect compact reference guide for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major artistic cultures, movements, phases, developments, artists and themes, from Prehistoric art to Hyperrealism. Contents also include Greek classicism, Gothic art, the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism,... 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...

  • Paul Gauguinby Dario Gamboni

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 57.00

    French artist Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848?1903) once reproached the Impressionists for searching ?around the eye and not at the mysterious centre of thought.? But what did he mean by this enigmatic phrase? In this innovative investigation into Gauguin?s art and thought, Dario Gamboni illuminates Gauguin?s quest for this ?mysterious centre? and... more...

  • The Priest, the Prince, and the Pashaby Lawrence M. Berman

    MFA Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    Sometime in the early fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this head of a priest, likely a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 BC, before it was buried in a temple complex. Its adventures were not over: after almost... more...