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  • Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscapeby Joseph Leo Koerner

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 27.00

    Caspar David Friedrich (1774?1840) is heralded as the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, and Europe?s first truly modern artist. His mysterious and melancholy landscapes, often peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a radical 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...

  • Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolorby Mary Whyte

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 24.99

    Designed to address beginning to intermediate artists, this book is the ultimate guide to portraiture and figure painting in watercolour. It guides artists through the entire portrait and figure painting process, from selecting the right materials and tools to exhibiting the finished painting. Richly illustrated, the book features paintings by such... more...

  • Will Gorlitzby Bruce W. Ferguson; Peggy Gale; Jeffrey Spalding; David Urban

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here examines the art, background, and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian artist Will Gorlitz. Appreciated especially for his painting and drawing, Gorlitz produces imaginative and highly visual artwork that is further distinguished by its fundamentally restructured and critically extended approach to representational... more...

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

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 94.61

    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$ 83.99

    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...

  • Black Velvet Artby Eric A. Eliason; Scott Squire

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jesus, matadors, panthers, bandits, Indians, movie stars, waifs, and, of course, Elvis are recognized icons of the oft-despised, uber-kitsch art form of black velvet painting. In Black Velvet Art author Eric A. Eliason and photographer Scott Squire present a comprehensive overview of this covertly-loved and overtly-reviled tradition. In cooperation... more...

  • Niederländische Malereiby Henry Havard

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Die Einzigartigkeit der niederländischen Landschaft mit ihren Wasserwegen und ihrem Farbreichtum spiegelt sich nicht nur in den Naturgemälden, sondern auch in bekannten Einzel- und Gruppenporträts aus dieser Region Europas wieder. Dieses handliche Buch versammelt die Höhepunkte der niederländischen Malerei vom 15. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert mit Werken... more...

  • Acrylic Innovationby Nancy Reyner

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99

    Acrylic is often used as a substitute for oil paint or watercolor, but the real gold mine is in allowing the medium freedom to do what it does best. This book shows how today's artists are doing exactly that. It's loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique... more...

  • Rethinking Acrylicby Patti Brady

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 29.99

    Have you ever walked into an art supply store, stood in front of the amazing array of acrylic products and just thrown up your hands in confusion, leaving the store without buying something new to experiment with? If you've ever wondered what to do with all those products, then this book is for you. If you've been using acrylic in traditional painting... more...