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  • 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 of... more...

  • Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissanceby Tom Nichols

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    Titian is best known for paintings that embodied the tradition of the Venetian Renaissance?but how Venetian was the artist himself? In this study, Tom Nichols probes the tensions between the individualism of Titian?s work and the conservative mores of the city, showing how his art undermined the traditional self-suppressing approach to painting in... more...

  • Laura Knightby Barbara C. Morden

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2013; US$ 13.11

    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...

  • Peter Lanyonby Andrew Causey

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    British painter Peter Lanyon transformed the art of landscape, rescuing it from picturesque depictions of the English countryside and resituating it as an art form capable of expressing radical ideas. The old European tradition of landscape?mostly concerned with ownership and leisure and not the daily life of the working class?was of no interest to... more...

  • Edouard Manetby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99

    Many art historians consider Edouard Manet to be the father of modern art. Although often cited alongside the Impressionists, he was not a member of their group and never exhibited in their Salon des Réfusées. Instead, he pioneered a path between realism and impressionism, choosing contemporary subjects and composing them in a truly modern... more...

  • Hans Memlingby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99

    Hans Memling was one of the greatest artists working in northern Europe in the late medieval period. He made his home and his name in the city of Bruges, Belgium, where he lived and worked for almost 30 years. Often described as a Flemish Primitive, he almost singlehandedly transformed Bruges into the most prestigious location for northern European... more...

  • Seuratby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    Georges Seurat was one of the most important Post-Impressionist painters to lead the way toward the modern era in art. He is best known for developing pointillism, an exacting and time-consuming technique whereby tiny dots of paint are combined to create a composition. His work is stylized and considered, in complete contrast to the impetuous spontaneity... 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...

  • French Paintingby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The influence of works by French artists extends itself across all artistic styles, and many French works have gained world fame as classics. This book gives an overview of the French milestones in still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, and includes artists like Poussin, Clouet, Moreau, Millet, Courbet, Signac, and Rouault. The convenient format makes... more...

  • Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscapeby Christopher S. Wood

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously disappeared from view just as suddenly. In Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape , Christopher... more...