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  • 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...

  • The Lost Michelangelosby Antonio Forcellino

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Translated by Lucinda Byatt This book tells the remarkable story of a rare discovery: the uncovering of two lost paintings by the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Like many stories of artistic loss, this one begins in a library in Italy, where Antonio Forcellino - a distinguished Michelangelo scholar and restorer - stumbled across some unpublished... more...

  • Nicholas and Helena Roerichby Ruth Abrams Drayer

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 23.95

    In her latest title, Ruth Drayer provides a factual account of the two Russian visionaries who believed beauty could solve the world's problems and unify humanity. Partners in all things, charismatic Nicholas (1874-1947) was an internationally acclaimed artist (responsible for over 7,000 paintings), author, daring explorer, conservationist, archeologist,... more...

  • A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IVby Ernst van de Wetering

    Springer 2007; US$ 1,200.00

    Power System Coherency and Model Reduction' provides a comprehensive treatment for understanding interarea modes in large power systems and obtaining reduced-order models using the coherency concept and selective modal analysis method. Both linear and nonlinear analysis methods are covered. This is a reference book for researchers interested in... more...

  • Mysterium Magnumby Regina Stefaniak

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Drawing on the fifteenth century theology of Saint Joseph, classical visual sources, Ficino's commentary on the Phaedrus and Symposium, and Dante's rime petrose, this book interprets Michelangelo's "Tondo Doni" as a model of "Ephesians'" 'great sacrament' of marriage for the new Florentine republic. 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...

  • The Van Gogh Fileby Ken Wilkie

    Souvenir Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    Incorporating recent discoveries about Vincent Van Gogh's life and work, including the only photograph of him as an adult, this updated biography investigates the creativity, successes, and frustrations of one of the world's most famous painters. With evidence accumulated from Van Gogh's European life, from Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and France,... more...

  • The Visible Worldby Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    Provides an ambitious overview of Dutch artists' ideas on painting more...

  • Verwondering over de schilderijenproductie in de Gouden Eeuwby Eric Jan Sluijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 10.50

    rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar in de Kunstgeschiedenis van de Nieuwere Tijd aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op vrijdag 25 oktober 2002 more...

  • Overal Vincentby Rachel Esner; Margriet Schavemaker

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 32.80

    Was Vincent van Gogh a Dutchman? A Frenchman? Or perhaps even an American, Japanese, Antillean or Moroccan? Since his death at the end of the nineteenth century, this world-famous artist has been "naturalized" by the inhabitants of the most diverse countries and territories. The anthology Vincent Everywhere subjects these nationalising tendencies... more...