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When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom
When the Pyramids Were Built
Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870999087
Explores Old Kingdom art and antiquities
Celtic Design: Knotwork : The Secret Method of the Scribes
Celtic Design
Knotwork : The Secret Method of the Scribes
Paperback      ISBN: 0500276307
Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism
Crossing the Channel
British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism
Hardcover      ISBN: 185437513x
A catalog to an exhibition that explores the influence of English painting on French art in the nineteenth century.
Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300043341

"4to, 347pgs. Full bound in dark blue cloth with silver stamped titling on spine and color illustrated dustjacket. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright full of beautiful color and black & white images. Light dust soiling to top edge of text block, else book is fine. Dustjacket has faint wear at head/tail of spine and corner tips, else clean and bright.

Frida Kahlo: The Paintings
Frida Kahlo
The Paintings
Paperback      ISBN: 0060923199
Complete with an authoritative critical text, this collection of two hundred reproductions of artworks by radical Mexican artist Frida Kahlo reveals the strange and unforgettable quality of her unique vision.
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
The Annotated Mona Lisa
A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Paperback      ISBN: 0836280059
A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.
Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice
Palaces in the Night
Whistler in Venice
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520230493
In September 1879, James McNeill Whistler boarded the Venice-bound night train in Paris. He was forty-five years old and bankrupt. What was to be a three-month stay in the Italian city--long enough to complete a set of twelve etchings--stretched to fourteen months. When Whistler returned to London, he brought back over fifty magnificent etchings and a hundred pastels, far in excess of the original commission. In Palaces in the Night, Margaret F. MacDonald looks at this key period in Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. She shows how he reestablished himself in the art world of London and Paris, turning disaster and disgrace into profit and prestige. Lavishly illustrated with some of the most beautiful and intriguing images Whistler ever produced, this book provides a fascinating account of a pivotal period in the artist's long and complicated career. Whistler's aim was to restore both his fortune and reputation with the Venetian etchings. To that end he included views of familiar sights like the Riva degli Schiavoni and San Marco, but he also captured quiet backwaters, secret gardens, and lantern-lit windows that did not appear in any guidebook. His selection of views and compositions, plus the expressiveness of his line and printing, differentiated his work from that of others, and MacDonald shows the process by which Whistler selected, shaped, and edited his Venetian corpus. He drew figures in distinctively Italian costume, each an individual, moving, gesturing, and interacting with other real people. An appendix of Whistler's letters from Venice provides an entertaining account of his time there and also deepens the reader's understanding of how the city challenged and inspired him. In September 1879, James McNeill Whistler boarded the Venice-bound night train in Paris. He was forty-five years old and bankrupt. What was to be a three-month stay in the Italian city--long enough to complete a set of twelve etchings--stretched to fourteen months. When Whistler returned to London, he brought back over fifty magnificent etchings and a hundred pastels, far in excess of the original commission. In Palaces in the Night, Margaret F. MacDonald looks at this key period in Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. She shows how he reestablished himself in the art world of London and Paris, turning disaster and disgrace into profit and prestige. Lavishly illustrated with some of the most beautiful and intriguing images Whistler ever produced, this book provides a fascinating account of a pivotal period in the artist's long and complicated career. Whistler's aim was to restore both his fortune and reputation with the Venetian etchings. To that end he included views of familiar sights like the Riva degli Schiavoni and San Marco, but he also captured quiet backwaters, secret gardens, and lantern-lit windows that did not appear in any guidebook. His selection of views and compositions, plus the expressiveness of his line and printing, differentiated his work from that of others, and MacDonald shows the process by which Whistler selected, shaped, and edited his Venetian corpus. He drew figures in distinctively Italian costume, each an individual, moving, gesturing, and interacting with other real people. An appendix of Whistler's letters from Venice provides an entertaining account of his time there and also deepens the reader's understanding of how the city challenged and inspired him.
Wendingen: A Journal of Arts 1918-1932
Wendingen
A Journal of Arts 1918-1932
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1568982763
Art: A New History
Art
A New History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060530758
A personal view of the history of art follows every period from prehistoric times to today, examining both major movements and lesser-known contributors while suggesting controversial interpretations of creative expression and how they shaped the art world. 60,000 first printing.
Inside the Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection
Inside the Floating World
Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0295982861