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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 91.33
Caravaggios Gemälde verfügen über ein hohes Maß an Irritierendem, Uneindeutigem und Provokantem. Sie weichen von den tradierten visuellen Mustern ab, unterlaufen Darstellungskonventionen und verschieben durch die Erweiterung des Gattungsspektrums die Grenzen des Bildwürdigen. Wie lassen sich die offenkundig kalkulierten Verstöße gegen... more...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 5.99
Max Beckmann is widely acknowledged as one of Germany's leading twentieth-century artists. A figurative painter throughout his career, Beckmann depicted the world around him with an unparalleled intensity. His art emerges directly from his experiences of the First and Second World Wars, the political upheavals of the 1920s and 1930s, the rise of Nazism,... more...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 3.99
In February and March of 1849, the "Illustrated London News" carried a series of announcements about the works of the painter John Martin being exhibited at the British Institution, the third of which included an account of his early life. On the 17 March the paper received a long letter from the artist, reproduced here in full, in which he demands... more...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 11.99
In 1809 the little-known artist William Blake held an exhibition of 16 paintings in a private house in Soho in the west end of London. Works inspired by Chaucer's ?Canterbury Tales? and John Milton's ?Paradise Lost? sat alongside biblical scenes and Arthurian legend. The exhibition was not a success; the only review in the press was extremely unfavourable... more...
- Anomie Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99
Caroline Walker (b. 1982, Dunfermline) has established herself as one of the UKs most exciting figurative painters of her generation working internationally today. By means of an elegant and seductive yet forthright use of paint, Walker makes paintings that explore ideas of gender in relation to architecture. With a particular interest in femininity,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00
Hans Holbein the Younger was the leading artist of the Northern Renaissance, yet his life and work are not nearly as well-documented as those of his contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. That omission has been remedied with this acclaimed study by Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein chronicles the life and oeuvre of... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00
Titian is best known for paintings that embodied the tradition of the Venetian Renaissance?but how Venetian was the artist himself? In this study, Tom Nichols probes the tensions between the individualism of Titian?s work and the conservative mores of the city, showing how his art undermined the traditional self-suppressing approach to painting in... more...
- McNidder and Grace Limited 2013; US$ 16.99
Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the most distinguished women artists of the early 20th century with an international reputation. This much-anticipated biography appears at a time of renewed interest in Dame Laura's extensive repertoire. Laura Knight: A Life probes beneath the myths and fictions that have and continue to be woven around the artist.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
British painter Peter Lanyon transformed the art of landscape, rescuing it from picturesque depictions of the English countryside and resituating it as an art form capable of expressing radical ideas. The old European tradition of landscape?mostly concerned with ownership and leisure and not the daily life of the working class?was of no interest to... more...
- TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99
Many art historians consider Edouard Manet to be the father of modern art. Although often cited alongside the Impressionists, he was not a member of their group and never exhibited in their Salon des Réfusées. Instead, he pioneered a path between realism and impressionism, choosing contemporary subjects and composing them in a truly modern... more...