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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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£40,00
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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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£20,00
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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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£40,00
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How to Read Buddhist Art
ISBN: PB: 9781588396730, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 2020
176 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 200 colour illus.
For more than 2,000 years, sublime works of art have been created to embody essential aspects of Buddhist thought, which developed and evolved as its practice spread from India to East Asia and beyond. "How to Read Buddhist Art" introduces this compl...
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£18,99
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In Pursuit of History A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts
ISBN: HB: 9780876332931, Yale University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 29.2x24.1 cm, 215 colour illus.
This book showcases highlights from the Dietrich American Foundation, established in 1963 by H. Richard Dietrich Jr. and focused on 18th-century American fine and decorative arts. Essays explore the formation of the collection and its many areas of s...
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Second Careers Two Tributaries in African Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300246872, Yale University Press, January 2020
120 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 40 colour illus.
Recognizing the second lives of historical African artworks when they enter museum collections and addressing them in dialogue with the works of six established and emerging African artists, this book represents how today's practitioners are reformul...
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