Art by Time and Movement
Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of Writing
Paperback ISBN: 0789205211
The author is a professor (comparative literature), a poet, the author of fiction and non-fiction, and a rabbi, and is affiliated with the Aleph Center for Jewish Studies in Paris and the Bar-Ilan U. in Tel Aviv. This work, translated from the French (1999, Editions Assoudine, Paris) is a charming, visually delightful, information packed exploration of letters, words, and meanings. In particular, it tells how proto-Sinaitic pictograms derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai at the beginning of the 20th century evolved through the millennia and left their traces on our alphabet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Art Book
Paperback ISBN: 0714836257
Depicts five hundred paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present, each by a different artist, in alphabetical order by artist, with a brief description of the work and its place in art history and in the artist's career
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.
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Paperback ISBN: 0142003697
Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling.