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The First City of the Ancient World
ISBN: HB: 9781606064443,
15x25 cm, 450 colour illus., 34 black&white illus.
This remarkable book unveils the origins of urban life in our ancient past. Over one hundred years ago, discoveries from a German archaeological dig at Uruk, roughly two hundred miles south of present-day Baghdad, sent shock waves through the scholar...
Paradise in Rome
ISBN: PB: 9781606065532,
14x19.1 cm, 31 colour illus., 18 black&white illus., 8 line drawings
The art of the Sistine Chapel, decorated by artists who competed with one another and commissioned by popes who were equally competitive, is a complex fabric of thematic, chronological, and artistic references. Four main campaigns were undertaken to...
Dialogue on the Errors and Abuses of Painters
ISBN: PB: 9781606065563,
17.9x25.2 cm, 37 colour illus., 4 black&white illus.
Giovanni Andrea Gilio's "Dialogue on the Errors and Abuses of Painters" (1564) is one of the first treatises on art published in the post-Tridentine period. It remains a key primary source for the discussion of the reform of art as it unfolded at the...
Promote, Tolerate, Ban
Culture and Art in Cold War Hungary
In the fall of 1956, Hungarians led a successful rebellion against Soviet control. How-ever, after only ten days of freedom, the uprising was brutally crushed, and the Soviet-aligned minister Janos Kadar assumed power. Focusing on the Kadar era (1956...
Maria Sibylla Merian
Artist, Scientist, Adventurer
ISBN: HB: 9781947440012,
22.3x25.9 cm, 116 colour illus., 3 black&white illus.
In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis-years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles...
Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India
ISBN: HB: 9781606065525,
22.2x29.3 cm, 130 colour illus., 1 map
Ahh, the impact of Indian art and culture on a Dutch artist in the late 1650s! Pairing Rembrandt's twenty-two surviving drawings of Shah Jahan, Jahangir, Dara Shikoh, and other Mughal courtiers with Mughal paintings of similar compositions, the book...
Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture
The Birth of the French School, 1648-1793
The Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French Academy of Painting and Sculpture) – perhaps the single most influential art institution in history – governed the arts in France for more than 150 years, from its founding in 1648 until its abo...
Artistry in Bronze
The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth Internationl Congress on Ancient Bronzes
The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. T...
Landscape of Faith in Renaissance Venice
Praised by Albrecht Du rer as being "the best in painting", Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516) is unquestionably the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento and one of the greatest Italian artists of all time. His landscapes assume a prominence un...
Notes Towards a Conditional Art
Robert Irwin began his career in the 1950s as an abstract painter. As a pioneer of the Light and Space movement in Los Angeles in the 1970s and early '80s, Irwin focused on exploring aesthetic perception as the fundamental feature of art, culminating...