Rare Art
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Roman and Neapolitan Schools
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Roman and Neapolitan Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 071482934x

The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.

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

The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History
Gardner's Art Through the Ages
A Global History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1285754999

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions Easy to read and understand, the 15th edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online learning environment, including all images and an eBook, also is available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter summarize the chapter's important concepts.

The Green Florilegium
The Green Florilegium
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791358588
This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.

Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorf Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful and affordable volume reproduces the original work of 400 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. This lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.
Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Hokusai and Hiroshige
Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295977663

Reproduces 200 prints by the most important and prolific Japanese artists of the 19th century.



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

A collection of drawings that capture the spirit of the lost kingdoms of Asia. It explores the architectural and spiritual wonders of the Himalayan kingdoms with brush and ink: from Nepal to Bhutan to India.

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

This stunning two-volume book is the long-awaited catalogue of the exquisite collection of Ch'ing (Qing) dynasty imperial textiles and costumes from the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This collection has a rich history. Approximately half of it belonged to the San Francisco attorney William E. Colby, who had amassed the collection throughout the opportunistic decades of the 1920's and 1930's, and was acquired by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts under the advice of Alfred Pillsbury. Now consisting of over 600 items, it is considered one of the finest and most comprehensive holdings of Ch'ing textiles outside of China.

Only a few works from the collection have been exhibited over the past six decades, including exhibitions at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1943 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1945, both curated by Alan Priest. Not until 1977, the year in which the Asian Arts department of The Minneapolis Institute of arts was established, was the entire collection been systematically supplemented, researched, and catalogued.

The 1991 exhibition, Imperial Silks of the Ch'ing Dynasty, displayed more of the collection than ever before, and is the foundation of this present comprehensive catalogue written by Dr. Robert Jacobsen, the museum's curator of Asian Art. Imperial Silks opens with an overview of the archaeological record of silk in China and then divides the museum's collection of Ch'ing dynasty textiles into nine chapters of twenty-six basic categories of garments, decorative furnishings, and accessories. Arranged chronologically by type, about two hundred of the primary objects are accompanied by technical analysis. A glossary is also provided toclarify the terminology used for this study. An indispensable reference for libraries, scholars, collectors, dealers, and interested individuals alike, this catalogue will further promote our understanding of Chinese silk textiles, one of that nation's great accomplishments and one of the world's foremost artistic legacies.



The Jade Studio: Masterpieces of Ming and Qing Painting and Calligraphy from the Wong Nan-Ping Collection
The Jade Studio
Masterpieces of Ming and Qing Painting and Calligraphy from the Wong Nan-Ping Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0894670670

"QING PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM THE WONG NAN-P'ING COLLECTION. Folio, 306 pgs. Full bound navy cloth with gilt character on front board, gilt title on spine. Full color pictorial dust jacket. Fine.

Japanese Art : The Great European Collections: British Museum
Japanese Art : The Great European Collections
British Museum
Hardcover      ISBN: 4062532034