Rare Art History
Age of Illumination 3 Vol Set Early Medieval Art and Civilization, Gothic Art and Civilization, Byzantine Art and Civilization
"EARLY MEDIEVAL ART AND CIVILIZATION, GOTHIC ART AND CIVILIZATION, BYZANTINE ART AND CIVILIZATION. 3 vols, gold cloth with black titling and cover design, gilt edges, a few minor scuffs and scratches to slip case. A handsome set.
The Book of Kells
Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes
A City of Images
Iconography and Society in Ancient Greece
Describes what the scenes on classical Greek pottery reveal about their civilization
AND SOCIETY IN INCIENT GREECE.
A Fine Disregard
What Makes Modern Art Modern
"1990, Small 4to, 319 pgs.
Greek Personality in Archaic Sculpture: Martin Classical Lectures, Volume Xi
8vo, 343pgs + plates. Full bound in blue buckram with gilt stamped seal on front board and gilt titling on spine. Book contains 32 black and white plates, photographic reproductions of Archaic sculptures. Mild wear to extremities and bumped corner tips. Front free endpaper has note from previous owner in pen and very light toning to interior edges. Dust jacket has very little wear, though there is heavy foxing on spine and light foxing on front and rear covers.
Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places: Central and North Italian Schools (3 Volume Set)
1968, Small 4to. Vol 1 contains text and list of works by regional Italian Renaissance painters, Vols 2 & 3 are entirely filled with black and white plates of the works themselves. Each volume has a full color frontispiece. Full bound cloth with brown stamped titles on front board and spine. Cloth very clean, some light dust soil to text block edges. Previous owner's ex libris on front pastedown of each vol, otherwise interior crisp and clean. All 3 original dust jackets are in fine condition. A thorough survey in 3 lovely volumes.
The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy, To Which is Prefixed a Memoir of the Author with Remarks on his Professional Character Illustrative of his Principles and Practice (2 Volumes)
Three-quarter bound in leather and marbled paper. Five raised bands on spine; also gilt titles in red title labels. All pages with red edge-stain. Moderate shelfwear and rubbing to boards overall. Leather has cracked down the front hinge (terminating about halfway down), but boards and block are holding.
Painting and History During the French Restoration
Abandoned by the Past
In this interdisciplinary study, Beth Wright examines the profound impact that contemporary debates on history, the central focus of French intellectual and political activity in the first decades of the nineteenth century, had on painting. Analyzing the narrative strategies of historians such as Barante, Marchangy, Chateaubriand and Thierry, Wright then demonstrates how artists created visual analogs to these various historical constructions. Works by Ingres, Géricault and Delacroix, as well as rarely seen works by the troubadour school and contemporary book illustrations, are used to shed new light on Romantic historical painting and its immediate cultural context.
Palazzo Strozzi: Cinque Secoli Di Arte E Cultura
Head and tail of spine, top rear corner are lightly bumped.
The World of Ornament
A compendium of history's most elegant and beautiful patterns and ornamental designs at your fingertips—for perusal or download anytime, in high-resolution format. The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Racinet's L'Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875-1888) and Dupont-Auberville's L'Ornement des tissus (1877). Adapted from historical items dating from antiquity, including jewelry, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural and esthetic motifs and patterns—including classical Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and middle-Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century.
Includes exclusive access to image database: high-resolution images of all individual ornaments downloadable for unrestricted use!