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  • Raphaelby Eugène Müntz

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Raphael was the artist who most closely resembled Pheidias. The Greeks said that the latter invented nothing; rather, he carried every kind of art invented by his forerunners to such a pitch of perfection that he achieved pure and perfect harmony. Those words, ?pure and perfect harmony,? express, in fact, better than any others what Raphael brought... more...

  • Drawing Peopleby Barbara Bradley

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 26.99

    Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures In Drawing People , award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control. Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how... more...

  • The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq.by John Galt

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Painter Benjamin West was an important figure in art history, as he was born in what later became the United States in 1738 and was reaching his creative peak just as the Revolutionary War broke out. As such, he is regarded as one of the first significant painters to focus on American history as his subject. This comprehensive biography of West is... more...

  • Battarbee and Namatjiraby Martin Edmond

    Giramondo Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Battarbee and Namatjira is the double biography of artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool in Victoria, the other Aboriginal, of the Arrernte people, from the Hermannsburg Mission west of Alice Springs. From their first encounters in the early 1930s, when Battarbee introduced Namatjira to the techniques of... more...

  • Paint by Numbersby Claire van den Heever

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...

  • Sargent's Daughtersby John Singer Sargent; Erica E. Hirshler

    MFA Publications 2011; US$ 29.95

    One of the most celebrated painters of his day, John Singer Sargent defines for many the style, optimism and opulence of turn-of-the-century America. Among his renowned portraits, "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" stands alongside "Madame X" and "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw" as one of Sargent's immortal images. This painting depicts four young sisters... more...

  • Paragone - Rangstreit der Künsteby Benedetto Varchi; Oskar Bätschmann; Tristan Weddigen

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 57.88

    Der Rangstreit der Künste, der so genannte »Paragone«, gehört zu den zentralen Themen des frühneuzeitlichen Kunstdiskurses. Der wichtigste Quellentext zum »Paragone« stammt vom Florentiner Literaten Benedetto Varchi (1503-1565). In seiner »Lezzione«, einer Vorlesung, die er 1547 vor der Florentiner Akademie hielt und 1550 veröffentlichte, behandelt... more...

  • Giotto und die Ursprünge der neuzeitlichen Bildauffassungby Frank Büttner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 33.67

    Um 1300 vollzog sich in der italienischen Kunst ein tief greifender Wandel der Bildauffassung, der sich in den Gemälden Giottos am deutlichsten manifestiert. Frank Büttner legt mit dieser profunden Studie eine überzeugende Erklärung für die seit langem diskutierte »Revolution des Bildes« vor. Voraussetzung für den Wandel der Bildauffassung war demnach... more...

  • Della Pittura - Über die Malkunstby Oskar Bätschmann; Sandra Gianfreda

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 21.04

    Leon Battista Alberti (1404?1472) legte mit seinem Traktat über die Malkunst die erste systematische Abhandlung der Neuzeit zur Malerei vor. Er stellte diese Kunst auf das Fundament von Geometrie und Optik, verbesserte die Methoden der Maler, forderte sie auf, die Malkunst zu perfektionieren, und leitete die Liebhaber zum kennerschaftlichen Genuss... more...

  • Das Gedenkmuseum des Bischofs Strossmayer und die Zeichnungen auf Kartons vom Johann Friedrich Overbeckby Teodor Horvat

    Traugott Bautz 2009; US$ 8.42

    Eine von den bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten von Djakovo in Slawonien ist neben Kathedrale des heiligen Petrus, ganz gewiss das Gedenkmuseum des Bischofs Strossmayer, welches im Gebäude gegenüber von Kathedrale errichtet worden ist. Im Gedenkmuseum befinden sich neben vielen wertvollen Dokumenten, Büchern und Gegenständen, ein Porträt des Bischofs... more...