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Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0486234118
Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.
Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators
Conservation Concerns
A Guide for Collectors and Curators
Paperback      ISBN: 1560981741
Written in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional treatment.
Piero Della Francesca
Piero Della Francesca
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558591680
A Concise History of American Architecture
A Concise History of American Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0064300862
Explores the factors and influences that have enriched American architecture throughout its development from colonial times to the present, covering houses, apartments, factories, and office buildings and the architects who designed them
Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality
Spheres of Justice
A Defense of Pluralism and Equality
Paperback      ISBN: 0465081894
Explains how diverse societies distribute such entities as education, citizenship, work, leisure time, honors, and love, as well as wealth and power, and argues that a just distribution necessitates an open egalitarianism
Signs & Symbols in Christian Art
Signs & Symbols in Christian Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0195014324
Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art
About Looking
About Looking
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736557
Essays explore the ways in which we look at and derive meaning from paintings by Courbet, Turner, Magritte, and others, as well as nature, zoos, and photographs
Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807611433
Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, actually composed of 118 splendid woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art. The series contains many of Hiroshige's best-loved and most extraordinary prints. Like Venice and Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries, or Paris in the age of the Impressionists, the city of Edo, with its superb landmarks and its festive display of elegant urban life, exerts a special and compelling fascination. Hiroshige revealed the panorama of his city's activities with subtle and vivid visual anecdotes: fireworks seen from the river, fashionable geishas on parade, the kabuki district at night, intimate moments in the gardens and teahouses. It is a tour de force of artistic vision and printmaking craftsmanship. This edition has been reproduced from an exceptionally fine, first-edition set in the Brooklyn Museum of Art to insure maximum fidelity to the original prints. Henry Smith ex-plains the world of Edo in its twilight before the Meiji Restoration and the beginnings of a modern urban society. Each plate is accompanied by a commentary that discusses its artistic and cultural interest in detail. For anyone interested in Japan, the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is perhaps the finest guide and one of the greatest legacies imaginable.
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Paperback      ISBN: 0486225739
More than fifteen hundred extracts containing the Renaissance genius' maxims, prophecies, fables, letters, and brilliant observations in architecture, painting, physiology, geography, and other fields
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
School & Library      ISBN: 0803710402
Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.