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Chefs-D'Oeuvre Du J. Paul Getty Museum: Peintures
Chefs-D'Oeuvre Du J. Paul Getty Museum
Peintures
French    Hardcover      ISBN: 0892364300
Felix Nussbaum: Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Felix Nussbaum
Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879517891

This edition of the definitive catalog of Nussbaum's work, on permanent display at the Cultural History Museum in Osnabruck, Germany, includes paintings by Nussbaum that have come to light in the last five years, and takes into account new facts that have emerged on his life and artistic contacts. A new chapter has been added tracing the rediscovery of his works and the reconstruction of his biography. A concluding comment outlines problems of establishing the chronological order of his works, and issues of their reception and interpretation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Museum Boijmans: Van Beuningen: The Museum as Collection and Narrative
Museum Boijmans: Van Beuningen
The Museum as Collection and Narrative
Paperback      ISBN: 9056623974

With a diverse collection that includes Old Masters, applied art and design, a large number of prints and drawings and a wide selection of modern art, Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen offers an extensive overview of the visual arts from the 1400s to the present. This guide presents more than 200 of the museum's key works, including such masterpieces as Bruegel's "Tower of Babel," Bosch's "The Prodigal Son" and Rembrandt's "Titus."

An American Point of View: The Daniel J. Terra Collection
An American Point of View
The Daniel J. Terra Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0932171273

An American Point of View 18 the most comprehensive study to date on this collection which holds masterpieces of American art from Colonial Times to World War 11 including artists such as John Singleteton Copley. Frederick Edwin Church, Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Full--colour reproductions are paired with texts describing the works and placing them in a historical context. In addition to informative analyses of individual masterpieces in the collection. the catalogue includes two longer essays and many photographs of the two museums. The first essay explores the philosophy and experiences of Ambassador Daniel J. Terra. the establishment of his collection. and the creation of his two museums in America, The second essay traces the beginnings of the Giverny museum from 1986 to its opening in 1992 to its evolution over the past ten years with special attention given to Terra's goals. With an introduction written by American art specialist Wanda Corn and previously unpublished information on the selected works of art. this catalogue is a useful tool for scholars of American art, Its numerous reproductions and readable text. make it equally enjoyable as a summary of a major collec

Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394554914
Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture
Unearthing the Past
Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300076770

A fascinating story of the impact of the rediscovery of antique objects, long-forgotten and often physically buried, on the consciousness and art of 15th- and 16th-century Rome. Barkan brings to life the inspired attempts to bridge the huge gap between ancient and Renaissance Rome, a rebirth which not only transformed art but also poetry and history. Stories of the rediscovery of statues such as the Lacoon and the Torso Belvedere is accompanied by extracts of Roman descriptions of statues and art as well as Renaissance accounts of uncovering them and their attempts to understand them. Finally, Barkan examines the influence of sculptures on specific Renaissance artists and works, notably Bandinelli.

Devonshire 3: Bolognese & Emili
Devonshire 3
Bolognese & Emili
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714829358

The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman
Mary Cassatt
Modern Woman
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810940892

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was one of the few women artists to have succeeded professionally in her era, and the only American invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. Extensively illustrated with paintings, prints and pastels spanning Cassatt's whole career, this volume, published to accompany a travelling exhibition in the USA, contains essays which trace the artist's development from her early influences to her critical role in bringing Old Master and Impressionist art to the United States.

Hidden Treasures Revealed: Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Hidden Treasures Revealed
Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810934329

Shows and describes French paintings that were taken from Germany to Russia at the end of World War II and have not been exhibited since

Christian Iv and Europe
Christian Iv and Europe
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 8798284320