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  • 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$ 126.00

    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...

  • William Blake: Seen in My Visions: A Descriptive Catalogue of Picturesby Martin Myrone; William Blake

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 11.99

    In 1809 the little-known artist William Blake held an exhibition of 16 paintings in a private house in Soho in the west end of London. Works inspired by Chaucer's “Canterbury Tales” and John Milton's “Paradise Lost” sat alongside biblical scenes and Arthurian legend. The exhibition was not a success; the only review in the press was extremely unfavourable... more...

  • Caroline Walker - In Every Dream Homeby Marco Livingstone; Jane Neal; Matt Price

    Anomie Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Caroline Walker (b. 1982, Dunfermline) has established herself as one of the UK’s most exciting figurative painters of her generation working internationally today. By means of an elegant and seductive yet forthright use of paint, Walker makes paintings that explore ideas of gender in relation to architecture. With a particular interest in femininity,... more...

  • Adelsbilder von der Antike bis zur Gegenwartby Peter Scholz; Johannes Süßmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    "Adelsbilder" - das sind die Bildwerke, die der Adel von sich erschaffen ließ. Das sind die Sozialbezüge, die er damit herstellte. Und das sind die Vorstellungen, die wir uns heute von ihm machen. Wie diese drei Adelsbilder zusammenhängen, zeigt der Band an Beispielen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart mit einem Ausblick auch auf außereuropäische Gesellschaften. more...

  • Hans Holbeinby Pascal Griener; Oskar Bätschmann

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

     Hans Holbein the Younger was the leading artist of the Northern Renaissance, yet his life and work are not nearly as well-documented as those of his contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. That omission has been remedied with this acclaimed study by Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein chronicles the life and oeuvre of... more...