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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...

  • 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 The catalogue presents 37 items in total, including many new attributions and some previously unpublished works.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...

  • 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...

  • J.M.W. Turner: Standing in the Sunby Anthony Bailey

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    Joseph Mallord William Turner is arguably Britain's greatest and most mysterious painter, whose range of work encompasses seascape and landscape, immensely powerful oil paintings and intimate watercolours. His friend and colleague C.R. Leslie remembered him thus: 'Turner was short and stout, and had a sturdy, sailor-like walk. He might be taken for... more...

  • Caroline Walker - In Every Dream Homeby Marco Livingstone; Jane Neal; Matt Price

    Anomie Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Caroline Walker (b. 1982, Dunfermline) has established herself as one of the UK’s 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...

  • Hans Holbeinby Pascal Griener; Oskar Bätschmann

    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... more...