Rare Art
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Venetian and North Italian Schools
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Venetian and North Italian Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714829366
History of Venice in Painting
History of Venice in Painting
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789209330
"Illustrated collection of scholarly essays that provides commentary on both the history of Venice and the bequest of paintings it left to the world"--Provided by publisher.
Holy Land Painted by John Fullylove Described by John Kelman
Holy Land Painted by John Fullylove Described by John Kelman
Hardcover      SKU: 1199505358

DESCRIBED BY JOHN KELMAN. 8vo. 301pgs. 1902. Bound in blue boards with gilt titling and design motifs. Spine slightly cocked. Brightly illustrated.

Homage: Encounters With the East
Homage
Encounters With the East
Hardcover      ISBN: 0979338417
Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff's unique access over a long period of time has created drawings that capture what the camera cannot: the spirit of the lost kingdoms of Asia. He explores the architectural and spiritual wonders of the Himalayan kingdoms with brush and ink: from Nepal to Bhutan to India. Working continuously for 25 years, each drawing is dated and sited. Peltenburg-Brechneff decodes and maps exotic architecture and landscapes to grasp their creative dynamic, while uniquely preserving vanishing environments for posterity.
Imperial Silks: Ch'Ing Dynasty Textiles in the  Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Imperial Silks
Ch'Ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Hardcover      ISBN: 1878529722
Japanese Art : The Great European Collections: British Museum
Japanese Art : The Great European Collections
British Museum
Hardcover      ISBN: 4062532034
Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties; Writings 1958-2010
Jonas Mekas
Scrapbook of the Sixties; Writings 1958-2010
Paperback      ISBN: 395905033x
Klee and Cobra: A Child's Play
Klee and Cobra
A Child's Play
Hardcover      ISBN: 3775729836
Louis C. Tiffany Meisterwerke
Louis C. Tiffany Meisterwerke
Hardcover      ISBN: 3770148754
Lucian Freud: Monumental
Lucian Freud
Monumental
Hardcover      ISBN: 084786684x
Intimate portraits from one of the most innovative figurative artists of the twentieth century and the master of painted flesh. Curated by the artist's longtime studio assistant and friend, David Dawson, this important volume features twenty major and rarely seen paintings by Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The book begins with works from 1990, when Freud began painting the performance artist Leigh Bowery: these large-scale portraits of Bowery ushered in a new sense of monumentality in the artist's oeuvre. Inspired by Bowery's impressive physique, Freud began working on a larger scale, which emphasized the physical presence of his subjects. Despite their grand scale, Freud's subjects are still depicted with a sense of intimacy, penetrating honesty, and psychological depth. The naked body is a subject that has special significance in Freud's oeuvre. Nakedness was a way for Freud to get a more truthful portrait. Freud's probing oils get fresh consideration in this monograph and Dawson provides insights and stories about Freud working on these portraits, giving an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the life of a contemporary master of representational art.