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  • Vermeer's Family Secretsby Benjamin Binstock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In Vermeer's Family Secrets , Benjamin Binstock revolutionizes how we think about Vermeer's work and life. Vermeer, The Sphinx of Delft , is famously a mystery in art: despite the common claim that little... 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...

  • 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...

  • Caravaggio und die Grenzen des Darstellbarenby Valeska von Rosen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    Caravaggio und die Grenzen des Darstellbaren : Ambiguität, Ironie und Performativität in der Malerei um 1600 more...

  • William Blake: Seen in My Visions: A Descriptive Catalogue of Picturesby Martin Myrone; William Blake

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • 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...