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  • Cultureel erfgoed in revolutie en restauratieby Frans Grijzenhout

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 10.50

    Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar Cultureel erfgoed, restauratie en conservering, in het bijzonder van roerende goederen, aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, op vrijdag 18 juni 2004 more...

  • Wassily Kandinskys frühe Bühnenkompositionenby Naoko Kobayashi-Bredenstein

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    In his synthetic stage art known as ?stage composition? Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) revealed his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk. This formed the foundation of his world view which saw the artist in a missionary role. In the ?stage composition? he experimented with possibilities of portraying the mental realm on the stage and sought an appropriate... more...

  • Take a Closer Lookby Daniel Arasse; Alyson Waters

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant... more...

  • How to Look at a Paintingby Justin Paton

    Awa Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Encompassing a review of important paintings worldwide?both classical and modern?this exploration assures that anyone can understand and admire art. The reader will find increased appreciation for paintings, greater knowledge of different artists, and improved confidence in this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms. The keen art collector,... more...

  • Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincisby Harvey Rachlin

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    The secret histories of the world?s most famous masterpieces Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets?the works of immortal artists such as these are indelibly imprinted in the public mind; they are priceless masterpieces whose beauty, artistry, and emotional impact have inspired admiration, awe, and envy through the centuries. Yet behind many of these brilliant... more...

  • Mysteries of the Rectangleby Siri Hustvedt

    Springer 2005; US$ 24.95

    Siri Hustvedt is a best selling author whose books have been reviewed in major US media including the NYT, SF Chronicle, Washington Post etc. Bold assessment of new theories and observations about Goya's most iconic works - "Los Caprichos" and "The Third of May". These original and controversial findings are sure to stir up... more...

  • Three Essays on the Painting of our Timeby Adrian Stokes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • What Painting Isby James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins? compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is , James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history.... more...

  • Pictures and Tearsby James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95

    Art Does art leave you cold? And is that what it's supposed to do? Or is a painting meant to move you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking bout when a painting by James Thurber caught his eye. And what's bad about that? In Pictures and Tears, art historian James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people... more...