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European Art of the Fifteenth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780892368310,
13.3x19.7 cm, 400 colour illus.
Influenced by a revival of interest in Greco-Roman ideals and sponsored by a newly prosperous merchant class, fifteenth-century artists produced works of astonishingly innovative content and technique. The International Gothic style of painting, stil...
European Art of the Sixteenth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780892368464,
13.3x19.7 cm, 400 colour illus.
In the sixteenth century, the humanist values and admiration for classical antiquity that marked the early Renaissance spread from Italy throughout the rest of the continent, resulting in the development of a number of local artistic styles in other...
Gospel Figures in Art
ISBN: PB: 9780892367276,
13.5x19.8 cm, 450 colour illus.
In viewing the great works of sacred Western art, many people find difficulty in understanding the stories and identifying the figures portrayed in them. This informative guide decodes these often-mysterious scenes and reveals a vibrant world of imag...
Love and the Erotic in Art
ISBN: PB: 9781606060094,
13.7x20.1 cm, 400 colour illus.
This is a magnificently illustrated and enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of love and sexuality in Western art. Even in the modern world where explicit imagery is manifest, an erotic painting from half a millennia ago can still manage...
ISBN: PB: 9781606061015,
17.2x24 cm, 60 colour illus., 60 black&white illus.
Presented in very clear and accessible language, "Roman Art" offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution of the forms and meanings of Roman art. Traditional studies of Roman art have sought to identify an indigenous style distinct from Gre...
Drama and Devotion
Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw
ISBN: PB: 9781606061121,
22.8x25.3 cm, 58 colour illus., 31 black&white illus.
This title offers a fascinating look at the efforts of the J. Paul Getty Museum to preserve and expose a stunning 16th century triptych. Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) was one of the most active and inventive Dutch painters of the 16th century. O...
Flower and Fruit Paintings by Jan Van Huysum
ISBN: PB: 9781606060902,
12.1x16.3 cm, 24 colour illus.
Precisely rendered to dazzle the eye with their botanical accuracy, the sumptuous arrays of fruit and flowers by Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) were among the most avidly collected paintings of the 18th century. The arrangements were painst...
Rembrandt in Southern California
ISBN: PB: 9780892369935,
12.7x16.2 cm, 26 colour illus., 1 map
This title offers is a concise yet informative, stunningly illustrated virtual tour of the works of Rembrandt held in Southern California. This superbly illustrated volume takes readers on a visual tour of fourteen stunning Rembrandt paintings held i...
Rubens and Brueghel
A Working Friendship
ISBN: PB: 9780892368488,
22.9x30.5 cm, 115 black&white illus., 75 colour illus.
Truly collaborative paintings, that is, not simply mechanical but also conceptual co-productions, are rare in the history of art. This gorgeously illustrated catalogue explores just such an extraordinary partnership between Antwerp's most eminent pai...
Conservation of Cave 85
At the Magao Grottoes, Dunhuang
ISBN: PB: 9781606061572,
21.4x28 cm, 500 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
This is the definitive account of the ground-breaking conservation project to conserve the cave paintings of the Mogao Grottoes in China. The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site in northwestern China, are located along the ancient caravan routes, c...