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Lari Pittman Declaration of Independence
ISBN: HB: 9783791356891, Prestel Publishing, October 2019
208 pp., 28x24 cm, 150 colour illus.
One of the most prolific and exuberant painters of the past three decades, Lari Pittman creates works that mirror the social fabric of his time. This dazzling volume follows Pittman's trajectory as his visual language evolved and his technical master...
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£39,00
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John Singer Sargent The Complete Paintings Cumulative Index to Volumes I-IX
ISBN: HB: 9780300219203, Yale University Press, June 2019
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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Uruk The First City of the Ancient World
ISBN: HB: 9781606064443, Getty Publications, January 2019
400 pp., 25x15 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...
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£50,00
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Sam Francis The Artist's Materials
ISBN: PB: 9781606065839, Getty Publications, January 2019
140 pp., 25.4x19.1 cm, illus.
American artist Sam Francis (1923-1994) brought vivid colour and emotional intensity to Abstract Expressionism. He was described as the "most sensuous and sensitive painter of his generation" by former Guggenheim Museum director James Johnson Sweeney...
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£30,00
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Donald Judd: Metals The Artist's Materials
ISBN: PB: 9781606065686, Getty Publications, January 2019
168 pp., 25.4x19.1 cm, 46 colour illus., 47 black&white illus.
A leading figure in the Minimalist movement in the visual arts, Donald Judd (1928-1994) pioneered the use of industrial materials and techniques, avoiding traditional substances and the direct use of his own hands. While recent decades have witnessed...
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£30,00
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Crags and Ravines Make a Marvellous View A Study of Wu Bin's Unique 17th Century Scroll Painting "Ten Views of a Lingbi Rock"
ISBN: PB: 9781909631199, Sylph Editions, January 2019
200 pp., 26x31.7 cm, 50 colour plates, 20 halftones, 10 line drawings, 2 maps
Shortly before the autumn of 1610 the renowned Ming dynasty official, painter, writer, and collector Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628) purchased a scholar's rock to add to his already famous collection. So mesmerized was he by this newly purchased wonder, whic...
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£56,00
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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£54,00
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Central Collecting Point in Munich A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art
ISBN: HB: 9781606065822, Getty Publications, December 2018
304 pp., 24.7x16.8 cm, 238 black&white illus.
At the end of World War II, the US Office of Military Government for Germany and Bavaria, through its Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives division, was responsible for the repatriation of most of the tens of thousands of artworks looted by the Nazis i...
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£55,00
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Concrete Case Studies in Conservation Practice
ISBN: PB: 9781606065761, Getty Publications, December 2018
236 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 176 colour illus., 2 line drawings
This timely volume brings together fourteen case studies that address the challenges of conserving the twentieth century's most ubiquitous building material-concrete. Following a meeting of international heritage conservation professionals in 2013, t...
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£45,00
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Knight for the Ages Jacques de Lalaing and the Art of Chivalry
ISBN: HB: 9781606065754, Getty Publications, November 2018
192 pp., 29.2x20.8 cm, 94 colour illus.
The Livre des faits de Jacques de Lalaing (Book of the Deeds of Jacques de Lalaing), a famous Flemish illuminated manuscript, relays the audacious life of Jacques de Lalaing (1421-1453), a story that reads more like a fast-paced adventure novel. Prod...
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£40,00
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