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  • 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...

  • The Art of George Ames Aldrichby Wendy Greenhouse; Gregg Hertzlieb; Michael Wright

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, George Ames Aldrich drew on his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings. His life and work are explored in this gorgeous book. Many of the artist's finest creations, some representing French subjects and others depicting the midwestern steel industry and... more...

  • Splash 14by Rachel Rubin Wolf

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 35.00

    "Sometimes the beauty of light can last only an instant...be ready." - Laurie Goldstein-Warren, P119 It starts with a sparkle of light, the expressive way a shadow maps out a face, the almost other-worldly luminosity of roses on an overcast day. These are the moments, often brief and unexpected, that turn ordinary subjects into powerful inspiration,... more...

  • The Stories of the Mona Lisaby Piotr Barsony

    Sky Pony Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    ?Dad, will you tell me a story?? asks a little girl. ?Sure,? artist Piotr Barsony responds. ?I?ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.? Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the... more...

  • Marcel Duchampby Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • English Paintingby Ernest Chesneau

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    The English school of painting was officially recognisedat the beginning of the 18th century through the work ofWilliam Hogarth. It includes works by the most famousEnglish artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough, JosephMallord William Turner, John Constable, Edward Burne-Jones, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This subject is introducedwith a very unique... more...

  • La Peinture Anglaiseby Ernest Chesneau

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    L'école de peinture britannique a été officiellement reconnue au début du XVIIIe siècle grâce au travail du peintre William Hogarth. Elle regroupe des oeuvres des plus grands artistes britanniques tels que Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Constable, Edward Burne-Jones ou encore Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Cette peinture est présentée... more...

  • Caravaggio und die Grenzen des Darstellbarenby Valeska von Rosen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 89.82

    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$ 5.99

    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$ 3.99

    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...