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Art-Nouveau Prague
ISBN: PB: 9788024613468, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, December 2009
135 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 100 colour plates
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1991, Prague has become one of Europe's – and the world's – most popular tourist destinations. As in London, Paris, and Rome, visitors flock to th...
From the Private Collections of Texas European Art, Ancient to Modern
ISBN: HB: 9780300144949, Yale University Press, December 2009
344 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 200 colour images, 25 black&white illus.
The Lone Star State is home to a dazzling array of world-class artworks, many in private collections and rarely exhibited. Reflecting the Kimbell Art Museum's own collecting strengths, this book focuses on the art of Europe and the ancient Mediterran...
Looking at Paintings A Guide to Technical Terms (Revised Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780892369720, Getty Publications, November 2009
100 pp., 23.2x15.8 cm, 71 colour illus., 7 black&white illus.
Fully revised and updated, here is a concise and authoritative guide to the technical terms most commonly used in painting. What is tempera? What is foreshortening? What is fresco? These are just some 100+ terms that are explained and illustrated in...
California Missions History, Art, and Preservation
ISBN: HB: 9780892369836, Getty Publications, November 2009
276 pp., 27.3x24.1 cm, 170 colour illus., 100 black&white illus.
This title presents a superbly illustrated and discerning exploration of the history, heritage, and future of California's Missions. Combining an engaging narrative with historical paintings, archival photographs, and recent full-colour photography,...
Sex and the Floating World Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820, Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861894328, Reaktion Books, November 2009
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 115 black&white illus., 56 colour illus.
Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Timon Screech's de?nitive "Sex and the Floating World" offers a real assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints today known as shunga. Changes in Japanese law in the 1990s enabled eroti...
Outsider Art From the Margins to the Marketplace
ISBN: HB: 9781861895219, Reaktion Books, November 2009
192 pp., 20x15 cm, 2 black&white illus., 45 colour illus.
"Outsider art" is work produced outside the mainstream of modern art by self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Coined in 1972 the term is deriv...
Irises Vincent Van Gogh in the Garden
ISBN: HB: 9780892362264, Getty Publications, November 2009
208 pp., 18.7x14 cm, 70 colour illus., 17 black&white illus.
Filled with outstanding colour illustrations, here is a landmark study of one of Vincent van Gogh's most famous paintings. Vincent van Gogh painted Irises in the last year of his life, in the garden of the asylum at Saint-Remy, where he was recuperat...
Gifts from the Ancestors Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait
ISBN: HB: 9780300122060, Yale University Press, November 2009
320 pp., 24.1x17.8 cm, 452 colour images, 51 black&white illus.
The appearance during the first millennium A.D. of small, exquisitely carved artefacts of walrus ivory in the Bering Strait region marks the beginning of an extraordinary florescence in the art and culture of North America. The discovery in the 1930s...
Accademia Seminars The Accademia Di San Luca in Rome, C. 1590-1635
ISBN: PB: 9780300135916, Yale University Press, November 2009
376 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 74 duotone illus.
This volume of essays reexamines the establishment and early history of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, one of the most important centres of governance, education, and theory in the arts for the early modern period and the model for all subsequent...
Duccio to Leonardo Renaissance Painting 1250-1500
ISBN: PB: 9781857094213, Yale University Press, National Gallery London, November 2009
72 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 80 colour illus.
This generously illustrated book presents highlights from the National Gallery's display of Italian Renaissance painting, one of the richest collections of its kind in the world. "Duccio to Leonardo" focuses on Italian masterpieces made between 1250...