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Hans Holbein The Artist in a Changing World
ISBN: HB: 9781789142112, Reaktion Books, May 2020
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 65 in colour
Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein moulded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o...
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9781789142341, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 98 illus., 59 in colour
The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry and built one of the most astonishing villas of the period, as...
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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Donatello and the Dawn of Renaissance Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141306, Reaktion Books, August 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art – one that defines the Renaissance. His work was progressive, innovative, challenging and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and perspectives, D...
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Leonardo da Vinci Self, Art and Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140705, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, this incisive and illuminating biography follows the three themes that shaped the life of Leonardo and forever changed Western art and imagination: nature, art and self-fa...
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Titian's Touch Art, Magic and Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781789140828, Reaktion Books, April 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumoured to paint directly on the canvas with his bare hands. He would slide his fingers across bright ridges of oil paint, loosening the colours, blending, blurring, and then bringing them together a...
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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140767, Reaktion Books, April 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus., 60 in colour
In 16th-century northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel redefined how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye to mankind's labours and pleasures, its foibles...
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Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781780239064, Reaktion Books, March 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 43 illus., 12 in colour
Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the greatest scientists in history, yet the spectrum of his interests was much broader than that of a contemporary scientist. He was deeply involved in alchemical, religious and biblical studies, and in the later pa...
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