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J W Waterhouse
J W Waterhouse
Paperback      ISBN: 0714828645
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810912856
Reproduces a selection of da Vinci's drawings and paintings and provides information on their meaning and background
The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures
The Quiet Eye
A Way of Looking at Pictures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895266385
The Quiet Eye is a book of great charm, imbued with a love and understanding of art that speaks directly to the heart. The thirty-three pictures selected by the American sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson cover a wide spectrum of subjects and styles, from the seventh century to the modern day. They include works by artists ranging from Durer and Brueghel to Rousseau and Klee, pottery and sculpture from ancient Greece, Oriental scrolls and wall paintings, and are accompanied by quotations from Plato and Shakespeare to Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. In making her choice, Sylvia Judson's intention was "to communicate a sense of affirmation, of wonder, of trust. This is a spirit alien to much of the art of our insecure time, but one which I am confident will some day return." The Quiet Eye was first published as a large format art book in 1954, when it won immediate acclaim. The 1982 edition features a more convenient size and some color images that were originally published in black and white.
Fauvism
Fauvism
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202273
Les Fauves (the wild beasts) was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse. Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth-century art. Yet when Matisse and his friends - Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them - first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostility. Using strong, even strident, colors, applied in a manner deriving from Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Fauves took painting back to its basic principles, inspired by primitive art, popular prints and children's paintings, and paved the way to Cubism. The artists, their work, their relationships, their achievements and the critical and commercial response to their work are discussed in this absorbing book, the first in many years to offer a reappraisal of Fauvism.
The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes
The Golden Mean
In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811802981
Lovers Griffin and Sabine find their passion tested by new obstacles, including a mysterious intruder
Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Patterns of Intention
On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0300037635
Defines and explains various concepts regarding the painter's intentions in order to provide a basis for understanding of a work of art
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein
Paperback      ISBN: 0896593312
Examines the paintings of the modern American artist, looks at his role in the pop art movement, and discusses the techniques and major themes of his work
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 0486227103
Describes the factors involved in sketching the human form in various positions
Artspoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944
Artspoke
A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944
Paperback      ISBN: 1558593888
A dictionary of modern art terms, covering such art trends as impressionism, surrealism, futurism, and fauvism
Working Space
Working Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0674959612
The 19th century detective novel about Scotland Yard's search for a jewel stolen from the forehead of a Buddhist idol