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Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum
ISBN: HB: 9780300096354, Yale University Press, November 2002
512 pp., 28.5x24.5 cm, some illus.
A famous art collector, dealer, and indomitable champion of modern art, Emmy (Galka) Scheyer (1889-1945) is best known as the founder of the Blue Four artists' group, whose members were Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky and Vasily Kandins...
Crisis of Reason European Thought, 1848-1914
ISBN: PB: 9780300097184, Yale University Press, November 2002
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
This elegantly written book explores the history of ideas in Europe from the revolutions of 1848 to the beginning of the First World War. Broader than a straight survey, deeper and richer than a textbook, this work seeks to place the reader in the po...
From Court to Caravan Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon
ISBN: HB: 9780300096965, Yale University Press, November 2002
160 pp., 19.6x28 cm, 10 black&white illus., 90 colour illus.
During the Han (206 BC-AD 220) and Tang (AD 618-907) dynasties, terra cotta sculptures were placed in elaborate tombs to protect and to serve the spirit of the deceased. These fascinating sculptures took the form of soldiers, courtiers, musicians, me...
John Singer Sargent Volume 2: Portraits of the 1890s (The Complete Paintings)
ISBN: HB: 9780300090673, Yale University Press, October 2002
256 pp., 31x24.8 cm, 200 colour illus., 60 black&white illus.
This is the second volume of the catalogue raisonne of the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). It comprises over 150 formal portraits and portrait sketches in oil and watercolour that he painted between 1889 and 1900. The ca...
Ireland's Painters
ISBN: HB: 9780300097658, Yale University Press, October 2002
352 pp., 32.9x25.9 cm, 50 black&white illus., 375 colour illus.
This illustrated survey of the history of Irish painting encompasses the entire span from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century. The volume includes both well-known and virtually unknown artists, Irish artists who worked abroad as well as in Irelan...
Millet to Matisse Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French Paintings from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
ISBN: HB: 9780300097801, Yale University Press, October 2002
256 pp., 28x24 cm, 50 black&white illus., 150 colour illus.
The City of Glasgow possesses an internationally-renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. This volume, the catalogue for a major exhibition, features 64 of the finest paintings in this collection, including important wor...
Lois Orswell, David Smith and Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300096941, Yale University Press, September 2002
320 pp., 28x21.5 cm, 109 black&white illus., 89 colour illus.
Lois Orswell (1904-1998) was a pioneering collector of abstract expressionist art and modern sculpture. She was notable not only for the quality of her acquisitions but also for her exceptional position as a woman collector at a time when men dominat...
Catherine the Great A Short History
ISBN: PB: 9780300097221, Yale University Press, September 2002
256 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 17 illus.
Ivan IV, "the Terrible" (1533-1584) is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror – and for killing his own son – he has been credited with establi...
Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania Chronicles from the Vilna Ghetto and the Camps, 1939-1944
ISBN: HB: 9780300044942, Yale University Press, September 2002
808 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania". Thi...
Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780300094473, Yale University Press, August 2002
416 pp., 30.4x22.8 cm, 25 black&white illus., 300 colour illus.
An illustrated and comprehensive account of the history of Chinese painting from prehistoric times to the 21st century. It should be of interest to students and general readers who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of Chinese painting.