Art Theory and Criticism
The Story of the Venus De Milo
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0375415238
Curtis (a writer, he's the former editor of Texas Monthly ) has written a savvy and engaging tale of the famous statue's discovery; the haggling that procured it for the Louvre; the scholarly discussion it fostered between such intellectual greats of the time as Winckelmann, Heinrich Heine and Adolf Furtwängler; evidence of the early 19th-century taste seen in its treatment by Louvre director August Forbin; and the history of the statue's restorations and de-restorations. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Paperback ISBN: 0679756868
A carefully researched volume recounts the Third Reich's war on European culture and reveals the roles of such figures as Hitler, Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein, and Marc Chagall. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1581152043
New third edition! This classic art reference shows artists how to handle materials safely while practicing their craft. Dozens of at-a-glance tables and charts present vital information about art materials, ingredients, technical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices simply and accurately. This brand-new third edition is now completely revised and expanded to detail lifesaving new safety and ventilation equipment, present urgent new discoveries on toxins and pollutants found in arts and crafts materials, and explain the controversies surrounding new government regulations. A virtual lifesaver for all art and craft workers.
An Introduction to His Life and Art
Paperback ISBN: 1552977633
Canadian artist Harris (1885-1970) was a founding member of the Group of Seven and other artist organizations. Murray, who writes extensively on Canadian art, profiles his life and work. She provides many color reproductions of his paintings. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)