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  • Mr. Collier's Letter Racksby Dror Wahrman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99

    Three hundred years ago, an unprecedented explosion in inexpensive, disposable print--newspapers, pamphlets, informational publications, artistic prints--ushered in a media revolution that forever changed our relationship to information. One unusually perceptive man, an obscure Dutch/British still life painter named Edward Collier, understood the full... more...

  • The Only Art of Jack B. Yeatsby Declan Foley

    The Lilliput Press 2009; US$ 10.19

    This volume sheds new light on the life and works of Jack B. Yeats, the talented painter and poet too often overshadowed by his older brother William, through a collection of previously published and unpublished letters from John Butler Yeats to his son Jack, and from Jack to his father, John Quinn, 'The Man from New York', and Sarah Purser. Introduced... more...

  • Caillebotteby Victoria Charles; Nathalia Brodskaïa

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00

    Bei seinen Zeitgenossen vor allem als Mäzen und Sammler bekannt, nimmt Caillebotte heute seinen rechtmäßigen Platz im Pantheon der Künstler ein ? als Maler, der in seinen bahnbrechenden Werken in einzigartiger Weise den Realismus mit dem Impressionismus verbindet. Bemerkenswert ist die Verbindung von fotografischen Techniken, von der Perspektive und... more...

  • Rubensby Maria Varshavskaya; Xenia Egorova

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00

    Für seine wohlgeformten, lasziven nackten Frauen berühmt, war Peter Paul Rubens erstes Anliegen die Darstellung der Sinnenfreuden in all ihren Formen. Ein Barockmaler, der in seinem gesamten künstlerischen Schaffen die Freuden und Wunder des Körperlichen feierte, die strikten sozialen Vorschriften zugunsten einer emotionalen und sinnlichen Porträtierung... more...

  • The Life and Career of Lippo di Dalmasio, a Bolognese Painter of the Late Fourteenth Century:by Flavio Boggi; Robert Gibbs

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This book provides an historical and critical framework for the paintings of Lippo di Dalmasio. The catalogue presents 37 items in total, including many new attributions and some previously unpublished works. This is accompanied by all known documents on the artist. This book contains eight color photographs and thirty-five black and white photographs. more...

  • Vermeer's Family Secretsby Benjamin Binstock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    On almost every page of Vermeer's Family Secrets , there is a perception or an adjustment that rethinks what we know about Vermeer, his oeuvre, Dutch painting, and Western Art. Perhaps the most arresting revelation of Vermeer's Family Secrets is the final one: In response to inconsistencies in technique, materials, and artistic level, Binstock... more...

  • A Brief History of Paintingby Roy Bolton

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    The urge to create pictures of our world has been with us ever since early man daubed a fingerful of pigment on a rock, or used primitive colours to create exquisite images of the beasts he hunted - images so breathtakingly powerful they have never been surpassed, however sophisticated we have become. This book tells the story of what painting has... more...

  • Leonardo da Vinciby Sigmund Freud

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 18.95

    This remarkable book takes as its subject one of the most outstanding men that ever lived. The ultimate prodigy, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of great originality and power, a scientist, and a powerful thinker. According to Sigmund Freud, he was also a flawed, repressed homosexual. The first psychosexual history to be published, Leonardo da Vinci... more...

  • Francis Baconby Michael Peppiatt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon was also an extraordinary personality. Generous but cruel, forthright yet manipulative, ebullient but in despair: He was the sum of his contradictions.... more...

  • Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapelby Andrew Graham-Dixon

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    You cannot stand underneath the masterwork that is the Sistine Chapel without considering the genius and painstaking work that went into its creation. Michelangelo Buonarroti never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel, though. Appointed by the temperamental Julius II, Michelangelo believed the suspiciously large-scale project to be a plot for failure... more...