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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00
Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history. Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 43.95
Guido Guerzoni presents the results of fifteen years of research into one of the more hotly debated topics among historians of art and of economics: the history of art markets. Dedicating equal attention to current thought in the fields of economics, economic history, and art history, Guerzoni offers a broad and far-reaching analysis of the Italian... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98
Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one... more...
- Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99
A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike. This invaluable handbook allows its readers to check facts, browse among the pictures and explore how great artists like Breughel, Constable and Picasso first captured our admiration, and why they remain influential. more...
Salons de 1759, 1761, 1763, 1765, 1767, 1769, 1771, 1775 et 1781 avec Regrets sur ma vieille robe de chambreYouScribe 2012; US$ 6.49
Les Salons de Diderot sont essentiels dans l'histoire de l'art, il est l'un des fondateurs de la critique d'art. Il offre autant un tableau de l'art contemporain que des critiques d??uvres plus anciennes. Tous les Salons réunis en un seul volume ! more...
- The Ivy Press 2014; US$ 13.09
Artist, anatomist, architect, botanist, cartographer, engineer, mathematician, musician, scientist, sculptor ? the word ?polymath? cannot provide the full measure of Leonardo da Vinci?s extraordinary talents. If you only know Leonardo as the painter of the famous, much copied portrait, the Mona Lisa, seize the chance to brush up your knowledge and... more...
- Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99
Décryptez l?art de Piero Della Francesca en moins d?une heure ! Acteur majeur du Quattrocento italien, Piero Della Francesca est un artiste aux multiples talents. Peintre érudit et passionné de géométrie, il n?a de cesse, toute sa vie durant, de chercher à concilier les mathématiques et l?art, afin de réinventer l?iconographie religieuse traditionnelle.... more...