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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...
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£50,00
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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...
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£20,00
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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...
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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...
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£25,00
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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...
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£9,99
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El Greco to Goya Spanish Painting
ISBN: PB: 9781857094602, Yale University Press, National Gallery London, November 2009
72 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 80 colour illus.
This book presents highlights of the National Gallery's outstanding collection of Spanish painting from the 15th to the 19th century – considered one of the finest outside of Spain. Haunting works by El Greco introduce the Golden Age of the 17th cen...
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Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300138955, Yale University Press, November 2009
304 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 130 colour illus.
This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western "art for art's sake", tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or s...
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£55,00
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Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-impressionism The Annenberg Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300124026, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2009
324 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 60 colour images, 200 black&white illus.
The Walter and Lee Annenberg Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, watercolours, and drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art comprises one of the most remarkable groupings of avantgarde works of art from the mid-19th to the...
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Sacred Spain Art and Belief in the Spanish World
ISBN: HB: 9780300154719, Yale University Press, November 2009
400 pp., 30.5x25.4 cm, 125 colour images, 25 black&white illus.
The art of Spain and Spanish America during the seventeenth century is overwhelmingly religious – it was intended to arouse wonder, devotion, and identification. Its forms and meanings are inextricably linked to the beliefs and religious practices of...
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£45,00
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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...
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