European Art, Miscellaneous
All the World's a Stage: Works from the Goetz Collection
All the World's a Stage
Works from the Goetz Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 8415931182
Ancient Mediterranean Art in the Ackland Art Museum
Ancient Mediterranean Art in the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 1469625512
Ancient Mediterranean Art in the Ackland Art Museum presents the collection of ancient art in the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This collection includes a broad array of works of art that come from many parts of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Egypt and the Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, Iran, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy, ranging in date from ca. 5000 BCE to 1100 CE. The collection contains large- and small-scale sculptures made of marble, bronze, terracotta, limestone, and gold and vessels formed of clay, stone, and bronze. Notable groups of objects include Egyptian amulets made of faience, Near Eastern cylinder seals, Cypriot votive statuary of limestone, Greek and Roman coins, and Roman vessels of glass. Started in 1958, the collection has grown considerably and now includes objects discovered through official excavations in Egypt and the Nile valley and Italy, along with gifts of former faculty members and friends of the University and Museum. From its beginning, the collection was intended to be diverse in scope and was founded to bring to Chapel Hill works of art that would directly support the teaching mission of the university. This volume showcases a significant and valuable collection as never before.
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691070571
In a richly illustrated re-examination of a seminal period in art history, the author of Rossetti and His Circle asks important questions about the pre-Raphaelite artists, their work, their artistic themes, and their influence on the history of art.
The Arts in Spain
The Arts in Spain
Paperback      ISBN: 0500203156
From the dawn of mankind's artistic achievement in the cave paintings of Altamira, to Picasso's groundbreaking Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and beyond, the arts in Spain tangibly illustrate the unique course of Spanish history. In this wide-ranging critical overview, John F. Moffitt concentrates on paradigms of painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and architecture, situating them within their historical context. Professor Moffitt first traces Iberian and Roman beginnings and examines the Islamic and Christian foundations of Cordoba and the Escorial. He discusses the masterworks of El Greco, Zurbaran, Velazquez, and Goya, the innovations of Picasso, Dali, and Mira, and the advent of postmodernism in Spain. Authoritative and ambitious, the book encompasses the enormous breadth of the Spanish artistic panorama, revealing how many of its most characteristic modern traits were present in earliest times.
Aspects of Belgian Art After 1945
Aspects of Belgian Art After 1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555953506
This extensive resource with its accompanying color plates highlights the role of post-war Belgian art movements in an international art framework.
Beyond Belief: Contemporary Art from East Central Europe
Beyond Belief
Contemporary Art from East Central Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0933856385
The Black Figure in the European Imaginary
The Black Figure in the European Imaginary
Paperback      ISBN: 1907804498
With forty major loans, including paintings, engravings, lithographs, watercolors, sculpture, and decorative arts, this new volume studies the way in which the visual arts in Europe perceived, or imagined, the black figure during the "long" nineteenth century (ca.1750-1914).
British Art and Design 1900-1960
British Art and Design 1900-1960
Paperback      ISBN: 0905209575
British Portrait Miniatures: The Cleveland Museum of Art
British Portrait Miniatures
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 1907804234
A showcase of the Cleveland Museum of Art's internationally important collection of British portrait miniatures, dating from the late sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Author Cory Korkow includes new research about the artists, sitters, and owners of these miniatures. Highlights include exquisite miniatures by Nicholas Hilliard, Isaac Oliver, Samuel Cooper, and Richard Cosway.
Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction
Celtic Art
The Methods of Construction
Paperback      ISBN: 0486229238
Describes and illustrates the construction principles used by the British and Irish schools of Celtic art