Individual Painters - 17th Century
Hardcover ISBN: 067940256x
Honoring the genius of Rembrandt, the author first explores the painter's obsession with Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens--a fixation that profoundly influenced the evolution of his work and was not overcome until Rubens' death
A View of Delft
Hardcover ISBN: 0805067183
The dramatic story of Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer is told against the backdrop of the "golden age" of Dutch culture in the seventeenth century and offers a compelling portrait of Vermeer's life, his artistic career, and his influence on the history of Western art. 17,500 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0714839663
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) has been rescued from neglect to emerge as something of a cult figure, celebrated for his boldly original art and for his short, violent and troubled life. This monograph on the artist's life and work is issued here in paperback format.
The Artist and His Work
Hardcover ISBN: 1606060953
"The book examines Caravaggio's paintings within the context of 16th century Italian mores. It shows that his unparalleled intermingling of the profane and the sacred was meant to stimulate emotion, amaze the cognoscenti, and lead people to faith"--
Insects & Flowers
The Art of Maria Sibylla Merian
Paperback ISBN: 0892369299
The artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, into a middle-class family of publishers and artists. With her meticulous depictions of insect metamorphosis, she raised the standards of natural history illustration and helped give birth to the field of entomology. At the age of fifty-two, Merian traveled with her younger daughter to Suriname, a Dutch territory in South America, to paint its exotic flora and fauna. Many of the drawings produced by Merian in the South American jungle were later published as hand-colored engravings in her book Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname (1705), which brought her widespread fame. A copy of the second edition is held in the collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Insects and Flowers, a delightful gift book that reproduces vivid color details of sixteen plates from the Getty's copy, is a vibrant encapsulation of Merian's book and features an engaging essay on Merian's life and work as well as an insect and plant identification guide. An exhibition of Merian's work will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from June 10 through August 31, 2008.
Hardcover ISBN: 3741919845
Master of Shadows
The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens
Paperback ISBN: 0307387356
Documents the 17th-century master painter's secret work as a political and diplomatic agent, explaining how his discretion and position among European leaders enabled him to negotiate peace between period superpowers. By the New York Times Editor's Choice-named author of Spalding's World Tour. Reprint.
The Peter Paul Rubens Atlas
Hardcover ISBN: 9401449260