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  • The Art of Mistakesby Melanie Rothschild

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 20.49

    You can make art and deeply appreciate the Art of Mistakes . When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately. Whether you are a seasoned... more...

  • Caravaggio in Contextby John F. Moffitt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) has long been recognized as one of the great innovators in the history of art. Through detailed analysis of paintings from his early Roman period, 1594-1602, this study now situates his art firmly within both its humanistic and its scientific context. Here, both his revolutionary painterly techniques--pronounced... more...

  • A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings VIby Ernst van de Wetering

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 1,619.00

    A revised survey of Rembrandt?s complete painted oeuvre. The question of which 17th-century paintings in Rembrandt?s style were actually painted by Rembrandt himself had already become an issue during his lifetime. It is an issue that is still hotly disputed among art historians today. The problem arose because Rembrandt had numerous pupils who... more...

  • Jordaensby Zita Ágota Pataki; Birgit Ulrike Münch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    16 essays by a group of internationally acclaimed authors help contribute to a clearer perception of the complex facets of Jacob Jordaens' oeuvre—and moreover to distinguish it from the works of Rubens, van Dyck, and his contemporaries. The title "Genius of Grand Scale" refers to the spectrum from history to genre as well as to Jordaens' preference... more...

  • How to Paint Like Turnerby Nicola Moorby; Ian Warrell; Mike Chaplin; Tony Smibert

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2015; US$ 6.99

    JMW Turner is one of the greatest artists Britain has ever produced. His watercolours, with their extraordinary effects of shifting light and dramatic skyscapes, are especially highly regarded. For the first time, the secrets of Turner's technique are revealed, allowing present-day watercolourists to learn from his achievements. This book combines... more...

  • William Holman Hunt and Typological Symbolism (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this study, first published in 1979, Landow contends that Hunt?s version of Pre-Raphaelitism concerned itself primarily with an elaborate system of painterly symbolism rather than with a photographic realism as has been usually supposed. Like Ruskin, Hunt believed that a symbolism based on scriptural typology ? the method of finding anticipations... more...

  • Giovanni Belliniby Oskar Bätschmann

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 55.00

    With Giovanni Bellini, renowned art historian Oskar Bätschmann charts the fraught trajectory of Bellini?s career, highlighting the crucial works that established his far-reaching influence in the Renaissance. more...

  • Vermeer's Wagerby Ivan Gaskell

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 27.00

    Vermeer's Wager stands at the intersection of art history and criticism, philosophy and museology. Using a familiar and celebrated painting by Johannes Vermeer as a case study, Ivan Gaskell explores what it might mean to know and use a work of art. He arg more...

  • Amedeo Modiglianiby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Amedeo Modigliani nació en Italia en 1884 y murió en París a la edad de treinta y cinco años. Desde temprana edad se interesó en estudios de desnudos y en la noción clásica del ideal de belleza. En 1900-1901 visitó Nápoles, Capri, Amalfi y Roma, además de Florencia y Venecia, y estudió de primera mano muchas obras maestras del Renacimiento. Quedó impresionado... more...

  • Anthonis van Dyckby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Van Dyck war Schüler und Mitarbeiter von Rubens. Als er Italien bereiste, lebte er in den Palästen seiner Gönner und trat selbst so vornehm und elegant auf, dass man ihn den ?Malerkavalier? nannte. Er wurde 1632 zum Hofmaler des englischen Königs Karl II. (1630 bis 1685) ernannt. Seine beiden letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er mit seiner jungen Frau... more...