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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...