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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00
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$ 3.99
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... 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$ 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... 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$ 79.00
Titian is best known for paintings that embodied the tradition of the Venetian Renaissance?but how Venetian was the artist himself? In this comprehensive new study, Tom Nichols probes the tensions between the individualism of Titian?s work and the conservative cultural and political mores of the city, revealing his art to be original inventions... more...
- McNidder and Grace Limited 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...