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John Singer Sargent The Complete Paintings Cumulative Index to Volumes I-IX
ISBN: HB: 9780300219203, Yale University Press, November 2020
144 pp., 30.5x24.8 cm, 2 black&white illus.
The cumulative index to "John Singer Sargent: The Complete Paintings" comprises two indexes covering the nine volumes of the complete catalogue raisonne: a comprehensive general index and an index of the titles of all the works by Sargent that have b...
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£45,00
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Private World of Surimono Japanese Prints from the Virginia Shawan Drosten and Patrick Kenadjian Collection
ISBN: PB: 9780300247114, Yale University Press, May 2020
200 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 302 colour illus.
This beautiful volume celebrates the tradition of the Japanese surimono print. Produced from around 1800 until 1840, during the Edo period, surimono ("printed thing" in Japanese) combine intricate artwork and playful poetry, and their small print run...
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£30,00
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Becoming America Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection of Folk Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300247565, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 271 colour illus.
"Becoming America" offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant...
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Inventing Acadia Painting and Place in Louisiana
ISBN: HB: 9780300247312, Yale University Press, February 2020
250 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 160 colour illus.
With its dense forests and swamps, Louisiana captured the imagination of writers and painters who viewed its landscape as a fascinating, untamed wilderness. Starting in the 1820s when French emigres brought the Barbizon school to New Orleans, the sta...
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Poussin as a Painter From Classicism to Abstraction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141474, Reaktion Books, February 2020
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 241 illus., 223 in colour
Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer v...
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£35,00
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, February 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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£16,95
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Herculaneum and the House of the Bicentenary History and Heritage
ISBN: PB: 9781606066287, Getty Publications, February 2020
160 pp., 25x15 cm, illus.
This volume vividly recounts, for general readers, the Roman town of Herculaneum, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and uniquely preserved for nearly two thousand years. Initial chapters offer an engaging historical overview of the...
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£25,00
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Bestowing Beauty Masterpieces from Persian Lands - Selections from the Hossein Afshar Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300247022, Yale University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 175 colour illus.
"Bestowing Beauty" showcases an assortment of stunning works from one of the world's most distinguished private collections of Persian art. Featuring more than 100 exquisite objects spanning many centuries, from the eve of the Islamic period in the 6...
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£65,00
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Beyond Aesthetics Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions
ISBN: HB: 9780300247626, Yale University Press, January 2020
160 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 11 black&white illus.
The playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is also a longtime art collector. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the motivations of the collector, as well as a highly personal look at the politics of aesthetics an...
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Eternal Feast Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300246902, Yale University Press, January 2020
196 pp., 27.9x23.5 cm, 137 colour illus.
Feasting was an important social and ritual activity in China beginning in the Bronze Age, and cuisine retains a strong cultural significance to this day. This book focuses on feasting in the 10th through 14th centuries, examining Chinese paintings o...
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