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Manet: The Still-Life Paintings
Manet
The Still-Life Paintings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810943913

Of all the paintings by the Impressionist master Edouard Manet, nearly one-fifth are still lifes, a genre the artist himself considered "the touchstone of painting". This sumptuous volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, is the first major book to focus on this crucial aspect of Manet's work.

Throughout his career, and especially later in his life, Manet devoted considerable energy to still lifes, producing oils, watercolors, and prints that unite exuberant personal expression with a flawless mastery of light and detail. With informative text, including an enlightening essay by Henri Loyrette, director of the Musee d'Orsay, Manet: The Still-Life Paintings features lush, full-page colorplates as well as full-bleed details of what some critics consider the finest examples of still-life painting ever executed.

The exhibition this book accompanies has been organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Santiago Calatrava: Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion
Santiago Calatrava
Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847827011

Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has achieved considerable international acclaim in recent years with his breathtaking feats of engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. While his most recent success was the much-lauded (and much-televised) stadium, velodrome, and other structures of the Athens Olympics, Calatrava first established his reputation as the preeminent engineer of our time with a stunning series of bridges designed for cities around the globe―Barcelona, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Orl ans, Seville, Venice, and Jerusalem.
Recent years have witnessed the introduction of Calatrava's elegant forms to the American cityscape with designs for an innovative apartment tower and the much-anticipated World Trade Center Transportation Hub, both planned for lower Manhattan. But before these designs were unveiled, Calatrava completed the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which Time named the best new design project of 2001. This beautifully illustrated monograph is a detailed exploration of a celebrated American architectural masterpiece.
Calatrava's spectacular cultural and civic projects have secured his place in the pantheon of world-class twenty-first-century architects. In addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, he's celebrated for train stations in Zurich, Lyons, Lisbon, and Li ge; the Sondica Airport in Bilbao; the Tenerife Concert Hall in the Spanish Canary Islands; and the Valencia Science Museum, Planetarium, and Opera House.

Irrespektiv
Irrespektiv
Hardcover      ISBN: 8493487953
Forget Me Not: Photography And Remembrance
Forget Me Not
Photography And Remembrance
Paperback      ISBN: 156898619x

"Forget Me Not" explores the curious and centuries-old practice of strengthening the emotional appeal of photographs by embellishing themwith text, paint, frames, embroidery, fabric, string, hair, owers, bullets, cigar wrappers, butter y wings, and moreto create strange and often beautiful hybrid objects. Available now in paperback, this spellbinding book features color photographs of eighty such objects, extraordinary works of art, part memento, part obsessive assemblage, created by ordinary people from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century."

European Drawings: From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
European Drawings
From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0965380556

This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.

Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.

Encyclopedia Anatomica
Encyclopedia Anatomica
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855103
Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century
Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 1858940982

Captures the grand scale of the diverse artistic expression of Rome in the 18th century.



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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

Dirtypilot.com Year 1 Rewind
Dirtypilot.com Year 1 Rewind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0867197129

This title showcases the work of 15 artists showcased by DirtyPilot.com during its inaugural year.

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.