Art by Time and Movement
Gainsborough at Gainsborough's House
Hardcover ISBN: 1903470064
For some the greatest of all English artists, Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was born in the small town of Sudbury on the river Stour in Suffolk in East Anglia. In his house in Sudbury, mainly during the last twenty years under the curatorship of Hugh Belsey, the Gainsborough's House Society has built up an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books and memorabilia relating to the artist and his time. This book presents both the highlights of this collection, which has not hitherto been published, and significant new research and insights relating to Gainsborough's art, character and career.
The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0553374842
Featuring two dozen specially commissioned paintings and scores of others by the concept artist for the Star Wars films, a journey to eight Star Wars locations offers intriguing details about the science-fiction universe. Reprint.
Object Design In The Age Of Enlightenment
The History Of The Royal Free Drawing School In Paris
Hardcover ISBN: 0892367784
The Royal Free Drawing School (Ecole royale gratuite de dessin) fulfilled the Enlightenment ideal of an education open to all, rich and poor, male and female, and an education founded not on apprenticeship and the teachings of one master, but open to ideas of all sorts and the practical application of universal principles. The surviving documents, engravings, drawings, and objects that can be traced to the School, as well as the impressive number of artisans who trained there - craftsmen such as Claude Odiot, sculptors such as Sebastien Cave, architects such as Charles Percier, and painters such as Girodet - and the important figures in eighteenth-century cultural life - such as Voltaire, Lavoisier, the duc de Choiseul, and Madame du' Barry - who were involved with the School attest to its enormous importance in the development of the decorative arts in France during the Ancien Regime and in the century that followed.
Women, Art, and Society
Paperback ISBN: 0500203547
The third edition of Chadwick's (San Francisco State U., Calif.) classic text on women and art contains two new chapters, on globalization and a feminist perspective of international exhibitions of the 1990s. Theoretical approaches to feminist art history are carefully described in the introduction. The text surveys women in art and women making art from the Middle Ages through the present. The bibliography is organized by topic or artist for each chapter. Though organized chronologically, this is a substantial text, devoted to themes and issues more than personalities. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Leonardo da Vinci
Flights Of The Mind
Hardcover ISBN: 0670033456
A major new biography of the Renaissance artist, intellectual, scientist, and genius brings to life the complex world of a remarkable man, drawing on original translations of Leonardo's notebooks, as well as recently discovered contemporary accounts, to reconstruct his life and times, from his troubled childhood to his stunning accomplishments in a variety of fields. 35,000 first printing.
Artist, Genius Fugitive
Hardcover ISBN: 075092957x
The life of Cellini is a romping good story which at present exists only in the form of a memoir, read by students and specialists. Derek Parker retells Cellini's life, setting it in the context of the turbulent world of Renaissance Europe. Cellini, famous as sculptor and goldsmith, and patronized by both Francis I of France and the Medici courts of Tuscany, was one of the most picturesque figures of the Renaissance. His adventures, hot temper and tendency to fight, his escapes from prison and amorous escapades among the Florentine and Roman nobility, and his interest in magic, made him a figure of renown in his own time, and beyond.