Art History

Art History

  • Story of the Bayeux Tapestry Story of the Bayeux Tapestry

    Story of the Bayeux Tapestry

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    The definitive and fully illustrated guide to the Bayeux  Tapestry. The full history of the events leading up to the Battle of  Hastings and the story of the tapestry itself. Most people know that the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the moment when...
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  • Temples of Deccan India Temples of Deccan India

    Temples of Deccan India

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    This beautifully illustrated book showcases the Hindu and Jain temples of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka built prior to the invasion of peninsular India by the Delhi sultans at the end of the 13th century. Unlike temples in many...
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  • Chinese Art and Dynastic Time Chinese Art and Dynastic Time

    Chinese Art and Dynastic Time

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    A sweeping look at Chinese art across the millennia that upends traditional perspectives and offers new pathways for art history. Throughout Chinese history, dynastic time—the organization of history through the lens of successive dynasties—has been the...
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  • Psychology of an Art Writer Psychology of an Art Writer

    Psychology of an Art Writer

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    Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee hasn’t gained the recognition she so clearly deserves for her contributions in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of empathy, and art criticism. An early follower of Walter Pater, her work...
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  • Sean Scully 1970 Sean Scully 1970

    Sean Scully: 1970

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    Revolutionizing abstract painting with his grid systems of intersecting bands and lines, Sean Scully is widely regarded as the master of post-minimalist abstraction. In this retrospective exhibition, Scully revisits his early works from 1969 to 1974. It...
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  • Lovers Eyes Lovers Eyes

    Lover's Eyes

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    Until the early 2000s, little had been written about eye miniatures or  “Lover's Eyes”, and their short-lived popularity at the end of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-centuries, when hand-painted portraits  of single human eyes were set in...
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  • Afro-Atlantic Histories Afro-Atlantic Histories

    Afro-Atlantic Histories

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     Afro-Atlantic Histories brings together a selection of more than 400 works and documents by more than 200 artists from the 16th to the 21st centuries that express and analyze the ebbs and flows between Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe...
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  • Dali Basic Art Series 2.0 Dali Basic Art Series 2.0

    Dali Basic Art Series 2.0

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    From soft watches to burning giraffes, this book celebrates the fantastical world and flamboyant personality of Salvador Dalí, one of  the most visionary and prolific artists of the 20th century.  Painter, sculptor, writer, filmmaker, and...
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  • Black Gaze Artists Changing How We See Black Gaze Artists Changing How We See

    Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See

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    In A Black Gaze, Tina Campt examines Black contemporary artists who are shifting the very nature of our interactions with the visual through their creation and curation of a distinctively Black gaze. Their work—from Deana Lawson’s disarmingly intimate...
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  • The Making of Rodin The Making of Rodin

    The Making of Rodin

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    Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was a radical sculptor whose unorthodox approach to multiplication, assemblage, industrial production, and serial repetition challenged classical sculptural traditions and provided a definitive break in the history of art...
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  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920 History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

    History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

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    A groundbreaking survey of the school of  expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American  modernism—newly revised and updated. This magnificent volume, featuring more than 750 illustrations, is the first definitive account...
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  • Alice Neel An Engaged Eye Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

    Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

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    One of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century, Alice Neel's vibrant, expressionistic paintings revealed a breath-taking depth of emotion within her subjects. From works exploring loss and grief, to communist political art, Neel's work pushed...
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  • Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings

    Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings

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    One of the key figures in Mexican revolutionary modern art, she was also a pioneer of the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo's 152 paintings with rarely seen.. Among the few women artists who have...
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  • Birds of Edo A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds

    Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds

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    Admire exquisite birds from an eminent Edo-period nature field guide. As  a sequel to “Flowers of Edo”, we are pleased to present “Birds of Edo”.  Of all the illustrated encyclopedias of flora and fauna from the Edo period, “Baien-Kinpu” which...
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  • Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile

    Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile

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    Marcel Duchamp, the artist’s first legendary monograph and draft catalogue raisonné, was written by art historian and novelist Robert  Lebel and published in French in 1959; later that same year, it was  translated into English by George Heard...
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  • Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe

    Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe

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    Follow photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most dramatic medieval castles of...
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  • Paul Klee 1939 Paul Klee 1939

    Paul Klee 1939

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    In 1939, the year before his death from a long illness and against a  backdrop of sociopolitical turmoil and the outbreak of World War II, Klee worked with a vigor and inventiveness that rivaled even the most productive periods of his youth. This...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp Richard Mutts Fountain Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp Richard Mutts Fountain

    Marcel Duchamp: Richard Mutt's Fountain

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    In 1917, the newly formed Society of Independent Artists received an unusual submission for its inaugural exhibit in New York: a porcelain urinal signed with the name “R. Mutt.” The Society’s board members  agreed to accept it into the exhibition,...
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  • Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts front cover Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts inside of book

    Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts

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    Wit, wisdom, and willfulness abound on page after page of this vibrant anthology. A great pick for mid-century architecture, design, and lifestyle fans. Includes a brilliant range of well-known women and those who certainly should be. Discover Edith...
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  • Medieval Knight front cover Medieval Knight inside of book

    Medieval Knight

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    The traditional “knight in shining armor” has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls, and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction...
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    Art Essentials: Abstract Art

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    While it is considered by many artists to be a pure and simplistic form of expression, abstract art is also often thought of as vague or exceedingly theoretical. This new installment in the Art Essentials  series demystifies the concept and history...
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  • Art Essentials: Impressionism, front of book Pages from Art Essentials: Impressionism

    Art Essentials: Impressionism

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    It is often forgotten just how provocative and unsettling impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. Critics,  professional artists, and gallery visitors alike were shocked to  encounter the unorthodox paintings on...
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  • Art Essentials: Pop Art, front of book Pages from Art Essentials: Pop Art

    Art Essentials: Pop Art

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    Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with  popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just  some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy  Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and...
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  • Art Essentials: Modern Art, front of book Art Essentials: Modern Art, pages from book

    Art Essentials: Modern Art

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    Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements  from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader  chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian  Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of...
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  • Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures, front of book Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures, inside of book

    Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures

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    Looking at pictures can be an exciting or moving experience, but some pictures—often the most rewarding—require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs, and themes  of over one hundred...
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  • The Story of Art: Pocket Edition, front of book The Story of Art: Pocket Edition, inside pages

    The Story of Art: Pocket Edition

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    The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century.  Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor...
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  • Art Essentials: Surrealism, front Art Essentials: Surrealism, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Surrealism

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    Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French  poet Andre Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 it had  become one of the most popular and recognizable art movements of the  twentieth century...
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  • Art Essentials: Symbols In Art, front Art Essentials: Symbols In Art, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Symbols In Art

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    Iconography, or the study of symbols—be they animals, artifacts, plants,  geometric shapes, or gestures—is an essential aspect of interpreting  art. One of the most consistent features of human society throughout  time has been the use of...
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  • Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art, front Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art

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    Art lovers can list history’s most important art objects, but what many  don’t know are the dramatic, funny, and sometimes bizarre stories behind  these most famous works. Spanning the last 500 years of art history,  this book revisits...
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  • Book cover of Horace Pippin, American Modern Interior of book Horace Pippin, American Modern

    Horace Pippin, American Modern

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    By Anne Monahan West Chester, PA's own Horace Pippin was arguably the most successful African American artist of his day. Pippin (1888–1946) taught himself to paint in the 1930s and quickly  earned international renown for depictions of World War I,...
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  • Cover of Toulouse-Lautrec Koenemann Interior of Toulouse-Lautrec Koenemann

    Toulouse-Lautrec

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    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec recorded unforgettable images of belle-époque  Paris in his paintings, lithographs, and posters. The posters created by  the painter and graphic designer for the Moulin Rouge club in  Montmartre remain extremely...
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  • Front of Kirchner Koenemann Interior of Kirchner Koenemann

    Kirchner

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    The artistic work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) is  considered a milestone of international modernism and the climax of  German Expressionism. This volume documents the development of the  multi-faceted oeuvre from the epoch-making...
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  • Front of Hokusai Koenemann Interior of Hokusai Koenemann

    Hokusai

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    His Great Wave off Kanagawa is the most famous work in  East Asian art. Hokusai, a self-confessed eccentric and obsessive,  created with his pictures of the floating world a veritable encyclopedia  of Japanese daily life and thus became a...
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  • Cover of Hiroshige Koenemann Interior of Hiroshige Koenemann

    Hiroshige

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    Hiroshige is one of the most important artists of the Japanese woodblock  print and is considered a master of “ukiyo-e,” the “pictures of the  floating world.” His evocative illustrations show mainly landscapes and  scenes from the capital...
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  • Cover of Gustav Klimt Koenemann Interior of Gustav Klimt Koenemann

    Gustav Klimt

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    "The Lady in Gold" was not his only painting!  Gustav Klimt, the most controversial artist of his time, enjoys incomparable  popularity to date. This book offers a fascinating insight into the  extensive work of this remarkable artist...
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  • Cover of Edvard Munch Koenemann Interior of Edvard Munch Koenemann

    Edvard Munch

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    Edvard Munch is the most important Scandinavian artist and a pioneer of  Expressionism. With him, the existential fear, the loneliness of man,  and the unpredictability of his feelings are drawn into art. With a novel and experimental painting...
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    Off The Wall: American Art To Wear

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    Edited by Dilys E. Blum; with essays by Dilys E. Blum and Mary Schoeser, and a contribution by Julie Schafler Dale This is the first publication to consider art to wear, also known as wearable art, as a discrete American movement that mirrored the...
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    Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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    Hiromi Kinoshita (Author) This richly illustrated catalogue of highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of Chinese art, spanning antiquity to the present day, includes such gems as Ming gold vessels and imperial court...
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    The Essential Duchamp

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    Matthew Affron (Author) With contributions by Cécile Debray, Alexander Kauffman, Michael R. Taylor, and John Vick This book offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most enigmatic artists, Marcel...
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  • Cover of the book "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam" Title page of the book "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam"

    Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam

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    Carlos Basualdo (editor) with essays by Carlos Basualdo, Olena Chervonik, Richard Fletcher, Emily Greenwood, and Nicola Del Roscio This revelatory publication provides a comprehensive and multifaceted account of Cy Twombly’s masterpiece Fifty Days at...
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  • Cover of the book "Frida Kahlo" Interior of the book "Frida Kahlo"

    Frida Kahlo

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    Foreword by Kathy Halbreich. lizabeth Carpenter (Editor). Hayden Herrera (Contributor) , Elizabeth Carpenter(Contributor), Victor Zamudio-Taylor(Contributor) Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo...
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    The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850

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    John Ittmann (Editor), Cordula Grewe (Editorial Consultant) From the 1770s through the 1840s, German, Austrian, and Swiss artists used the medium of printmaking to create works that synthesized poetry, literature, music, and the visual arts in new and...
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    Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

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    Michael R. Taylor (Author) with essays by Andrew Lins, Melissa S. Meighan, and Beth A. Price, Ken Sutherland, Scott Homolka, and Elena Torok In his early thirties, Marcel Duchamp convinced everyone that he had abandoned making art in favor of playing...
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    An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew

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    Kathleen A. Foster (Author) and Mark Tucker (Author) Thomas Eakins is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia...
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  • Cover of the book "Kahlo" by Andrea Kettenmann Pages from the book "Kahlo" by Andrea Kettenmann

    Kahlo Basic Art 2.0

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    The arresting paintings of Frida Kahlo were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage and childlessness, she transformed the afflictions into revolutionary...
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  • Cover of the book "Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano" Interior of the book "Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano"

    Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano

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    By Felice Fischer and Kyoko Kinoshita The Kano lineage of painters—the most important in Japan—was established in the late fifteenth century by Kano Masanobu (1434–1530) and continued for nearly 400 years. Originally limited to...
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    Leger: Modern Art And The Metropolis

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    Edited by Anna Vallye; With contributions by Christian Derouet, Maria Gough, et al. With his landmark 1919 painting The City, Fernand Léger (1881–1955) inaugurated a vitally experimental decade during which he and others redefined the practice of...
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  • Cover of the book "A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present" Interior of the book "A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present"

    A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present

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    George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history. Eastman died in 1932,...
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    Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer And The Life Line

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    Kathleen A. Foster (Author) The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, firmly established Winslow Homer (1836–1910) as one of the leading American painters of his day, and one of the foremost maritime artists of all time. Combining a...
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  • Cover of the book "The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images" Exterior side of the book "The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images"

    The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images

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    Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) (Author) Handbook of visual experience: An exploration of symbols and their meanings throughout history The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with...
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  • Cover of the book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus" Interior of the book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus"

    Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus

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    Mark S. Tucker (Author), Lloyd DeWitt (Editor), Seymour Slive (Preface), Blaise Ducos (Contributor), Franziska Gottwald (Contributor), George Keyes (Contributor), Shelley Perlove (Contributor), Larry Silver (Contributor), Ken Sutherland...
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    Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle

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    By Michael R. Taylor This scholarly catalogue provides an engaging analysis of Chagall’s life and career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Featured throughout are the paintings and works on paper that the artist created during these years,...
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  • Cover of the book "The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present" Back of the book "The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present"

    The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present

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    Felice Fischer (Author) From Japan’s first forays onto the international stage of world’s fairs in the late nineteenth century to the dynamic creativity of the 1920s and 1930s, and from the heady post–World War II period to the present day, Japanese...
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    Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture

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    Rachel Arauz (Author), Ann Temkin(Author), Anne D'Hamoncourt(Author), et al. Featuring pivotal works of twentieth-century painting and sculpture, this book handsomely illustrates a selection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s outstanding modern art...
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  • Cover of the book "The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820" Interior of the book "The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820"

    The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820

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    Joseph J. Rishel (Author) with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt This monumental book transcends geographic boundaries and explores the history of the confluence of styles, materials, and techniques among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from Columbus's...
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  • Cover of the book "Women Artists" by Flavia Frigeri Interior of the book "Women Artists" by Flavia Frigeri

    Art Essentials: Women Artists

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    By Flavia Frigeri In 1971, in an essay that has now become one of the touchstones of feminist art history, Linda Nochlin raised the question heard round the world: “Why have there been no great women artists?” Since the 1970s, as a result of this kind of...
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