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  • The Signature Style of Frans Halsby Christopher D. M. Atkins

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    The painters of the Dutch Golden Age have a reputation for favoring a dark, serious aesthetic and subdued, everyday scenes over the bravado of their Catholic counterparts. But in fact, Dutch paintings of this period often contain witty visual puns and a fierce vibrancy in their choice of color and subjects. No one more exemplifies this lushness... more...

  • More Vintage Years of Airfix Box Artby Roy Cross

    Crowood 2014; US$ 43.75

    The Airfix company was formed in 1939 and, since it produced its first plastic kit in 1949, grew to be the United Kingdom's leading model kit manufacturer. Several generations of young and young-at-heart modellers have made Airfix kits and, despite turbulent times in the 1970s and 1980s when the company changed ownership several times, in the twenty-first... more...

  • The Art of Mistakesby Melanie Rothschild

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Pariser Lehrjahreby France Nerlich; Bénédicte Savoy

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    From 1800 onward young artists from the German-speaking world flocked to the Paris studios of Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche and Thomas Couture. The encyclopedia's individual articles make available previously unknown data and facts and provide new insights into the importance of Paris as place of artist's training, the career of several generations... 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...

  • The Van Gogh Fileby Ken Wilkie

    Souvenir Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    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 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...

  • Im Spiegel der »Meninas«by Reinhard Liess

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2003; US$ 19.26

    Das Gemälde »Las Meninas« oder »Die Hoffräulein« im Museo del Prado zu Madrid gilt als das Hauptwerk des Diego Velázquez. Vom Spiegel der »Meninas« ist in einem gegenständlichen und einem übertragenen Sinn die Rede. Zum einen ist der an der Rückwand des Raums aufgehängte Spiegel gemeint, der das Doppelbildnis des spanischen Königs Philipps IV. und... more...

  • Heine und die Nachwelt Geschichte seiner Wirkung in den deutschsprachigen Ländernby Dietmar Goltschnigg; Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 98.00

    Der dritte und letzte Band der Wirkungsgeschichte Heines in den deutschsprachigen Ländern umfasst den Zeitraum von 1957 bis 2006. Die ersten Jahrzehnte sind geprägt durch die deutsche Spaltung. In der DDR wird Heine als sozialistischer Nationalautor gefeiert, als Vorbild gepriesen und durch eine Gesamtausgabe geehrt. In der Bundesrepublik hingegen... more...

  • Heine und die Nachwelt Geschichte seiner Wirkung in den deutschsprachigen Ländernby Dietmar Goltschnigg; Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 87.00

    Während Heinrich Heine im Ausland von Beginn an als Autor der Weltliteratur gerühmt wurde, blieb er in Deutschland und Österreich lange Zeit ? bis in die 1980er Jahre ? umstritten. Er wurde einerseits gefeiert als ?unsterblicher Liederdichter?, als ?Freiheitssänger?, andererseits geschmäht als Deutschenhasser, als Revolutionär, als Jude, ?ein Pfahl... more...