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  • 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...

  • Max Beckmann: On My Paintingby Max Beckmann

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 4.36

    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 of Nazism,... more...

  • John Martin: Sketches of My Lifeby Martin Myrone; John Martin

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 4.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 of... more...