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  • 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...

  • Marcel Duchampby Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Octavio Paz conveying “his awareness of Duchamp as a great cautionary figure in our culture, warning us with jest and quiet scandals of the menacing encroachment of criticism, science and even art.? —New York Times Book Review more...

  • Chewing Gum in Holy Water: A Childhood in the Heart of Italyby Mario Valentini

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99

    A warm, tender, and richly nostalgic look at growing up in a remote village in a postwar Italy on the brink of modernity. 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...

  • 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 painting and intimate watercolour. 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...

  • 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...

  • Piero della Francescaby James R. Banker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death, the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter, raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. But who was Piero, and how did he become the person and... more...

  • Van Goghby Jp. A. Calosse; Miklós Bárdos

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 3.50

    Az e-könyv a Kossuth Kiadó által nyomtatásban megjelentetett nagysiker? Világhíres fest?k cím? sorozat azonos cím? kötetének szöveganyagát tartalmazza, az illusztrációk nélkül. Vincent Van Gogh a holland születés? autodidakta fest?zseni a posztimpresszionista festészet egyik legkiemelked?bb alakja volt. Bár életében szinte egyetlen képet sem sikerült... more...