Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work

By Susie Hodge

From the influential craftsmen of the excessive renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical hobbies of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and modern artwork, the lives of the good artists are as different and multifaceted because the works of artistic genius they produced.

The nice paintings Guide introduces readers to a hundred of the world's most crucial artists, from the thirteenth century to the current. Works through artists corresponding to Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are prepared chronologically and set of their old context via Susie Hodge's authoritative narrative.

Succinct and insightful artist profiles are followed through top quality reproductions of the individual's most important artistic endeavors. together with a thesaurus of key phrases and a finished record of crucial artwork associations from around the globe, this concise and readable advisor is a pleasure for college students of paintings or somebody desirous to be aware of extra approximately nice artworks.

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The Riddle of the Image: The Secret Science of Medieval Art

From huge church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval interval produced probably the most amazing artwork in background. yet how, in a global with no the array of know-how and entry to fabrics that we have, did artists produce such fantastic works, frequently on an unbelievably huge scale? In The Riddle of the Image, learn scientist and paintings restorer Spike Bucklow discovers the particular fabrics and strategies that lie at the back of the construction of ancient paintings.
 
analyzing the technology of the instruments and assets, in addition to the options of medieval artists, Bucklow provides new layers to our realizing and appreciation of work particularly and medieval artwork extra normally. He makes use of case studies—including The Wilton Diptych, the most renowned work within the nationwide Gallery in London and the altarpiece in entrance of which English monarchs have been topped for centuries—and analyses of those works, offering formerly unpublished technical information that shed new gentle at the mysteries of medieval artists. the 1st account to envision this topic extensive for a basic audience, The Riddle of the Image is a superbly illustrated examine the construction of medieval paintings.

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Landscape Theory (The Art Seminar)

By James Elkins

Artistic representations of panorama are studied extensively in components starting from artwork background to geography to sociology, but there was little consensus approximately tips on how to comprehend the connection among panorama and artwork. This ebook brings jointly greater than fifty students from these multiple disciplines to set up new methods of wondering panorama in paintings.

 

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Georgia O'Keeffe (Critical Lives)

Georgia O’Keeffe, the main recognized girl artist of yank modernism and a pioneer in summary artwork, created a imaginative and prescient with out precedent. She expressed the grandeur of her international within the Southwest, from the excessive wasteland mesas to the smallest flower, with fierce independence. And a separate global has risen up round her reputation: from the photographic nudes of her by way of Alfred Stieglitz to the enduring pictures of her, years later, set within the lovely landscapes of latest Mexico.
           
during this publication, Nancy J. Scott attracts on broad sources—including a lot of O’Keeffe’s letters—to provide a delicate and incisive exam of her groundbreaking works, their evolution, and the way their reception has been stuck in conflicts among O’Keeffe’s internal self and public personality. Following the younger artist as her path-breaking, summary charcoal landscapes stuck the eye of gallery impresario Stieglitz, Scott tells the tale in their partnership, of Stieglitz’s nudes, and the advance of O’Keeffe’s early recognition as a sexually encouraged, Freudian-minded artist. Scott explores the self sustaining expression that O’Keeffe cast towards the interpretations of her summary paintings and the hybrid house that O’Keeffe’s works got here to inhabit. eventually, she mixed the summary with the true in interpretations of plants, bones, shells, rocks, and landscapes, which might develop into her hallmark subjects.

particular to this biography is the inclusion of her letters—which have just recently been made to be had. They exhibit that her phrases might be simply as revelatory as her work, and so they provide the intimate voice of an artist alive in an period of significant creative improvement. the result's a succinct but finished account of 1 of the main prolific and demanding artists of the 20th century. 

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Gaudi (Art dossier Giunti)

By Luca Quattrocchi

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) used to be a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the simplest recognized practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works mirror an individualized and designated variety. so much can be found in Barcelona, together with his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família.

Sommario:

Esercizi di Stile
La fiera delle Varietà
L'evidenza Tellurica
L'ala sepolta del Tempo
Quadro Cronologico
Bibliografia

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The Story of Art, Luxury Edition

Exquisite cloth-bound variation of the vintage art-history textual content – the fitting reward for each artwork gourmet and student

For greater than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The tale of Art has been an international bestseller – with greater than eight million copies offered – the appropriate creation to paintings historical past, from the earliest cave work to artwork of the 20th century, a masterpiece of readability and private perception. This vintage ebook is at present in its sixteenth variation and has been translated into greater than 30 languages, and released in different codecs and variants. Now, for the 1st time, this luxurious variation is the final word present buy for all paintings enthusiasts – an ideal souvenir to treasure, and to motivate destiny generations.

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Duveen: The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time

By S.N. Behrman

A startling variety of masterpieces now in American museums are there as a result of the shrewdness of 1 guy, Joseph Duveen, artwork broker to John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick, and William Randolph Hearst. In a sequence of articles initially released in The New Yorker, playwright S.N. Behrman inspires the larger-than-life Duveen and divulges the wheeling and working, subterfuge, and lively drama at the back of the sale of nearly—but now not quite—priceless Rembrandts, Vermeers, Turners, and Bellinis.

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Claude Cahun: The Soldier with No Name

By Gavin James Bower

Claude Cahun is crucial artist you have got by no means heard of - previously. author, photographer, lesbian; progressive activist, surrealist, resistance fighter - Cahun witnessed the beginning of the Paris avant-garde, lived via international Wars and, as 'Der Soldat ohne Namen', risked dying through inciting mutiny on Nazi-occupied Jersey. And but, she's until eventually lately been simply a peripheral determine in those world-shaping occasions, relegated by way of lecturers to the footnotes within the background of paintings, sexual politics and innovative pursuits of the final century. Now extra so than ever, Cahun calls for an important presence within the background of surrealism and the avant-garde - even, within the literary canon of early twentieth-century literature. certainly her one significant booklet, Disavowals, is a masterpiece of anti-memoir writing. a lot has been made up of her as a photographer, yet Claude Cahun 'the author' was once probably the most radical and prescient leftists of the century. At a time whilst her celebrity is emerging like by no means sooner than Claude Cahun: The Soldier with out identify represents the 1st specific try in English to posit Cahun as a massive determine in her personal correct, and to popularise the most prescient and influential artists of her generation.

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Volume 2 (13th Edition)

By Fred S. Kleiner

As interesting as a true stopover at to the world's well-known museums and architectural websites, GARDNER'S paintings during the a long time: a world background provides a complete, fantastically illustrated journey of the world's nice creative traditions--plus all of the examine instruments you must excel on your artwork historical past path! effortless to learn and comprehend, this thirteenth variation of the main commonly learn background of artwork e-book within the English language is the single textbook that features a distinctive "scale" characteristic (accompanying the book's pictures of work and different artistic endeavors) to help you higher visualize the particular dimension of the works of art proven within the ebook. You'll additionally locate fabrics that can assist you grasp the major themes speedy and assist you examine in your exams--for instance, "The large Picture" overviews on the finish of each bankruptcy, a different worldwide timeline, and ArtStudy on-line (a loose interactive examine advisor that incorporates flash playing cards of pictures and quizzes).

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Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art

By Sybil Gordon Kantor

Starting to be up with the 20th century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of recent artwork, harnessed the cataclysm that was once modernism. during this book—part highbrow biography, half institutional history—Sybil Gordon Kantor tells the tale of the increase of contemporary paintings in the US and of the fellow answerable for its triumph. Following the trajectory of Barr's occupation from the Nineteen Twenties during the Forties, Kantor penetrates the myths, either optimistic and destructive, that encompass Barr and his achievements.

Barr fervently believed in a classy in accordance with the intrinsic qualities of a piece of artwork and the fabrics and methods inquisitive about its production. Kantor indicates how this formalist process was once expressed within the organizational constitution of the multidepartmental museum itself, whose collections, exhibitions, and guides all expressed Barr's imaginative and prescient. while, she exhibits how Barr's skill to reconcile classical objectivity and mythic irrationality allowed him to understand modernism as an open-ended phenomenon that extended past purist summary modernism to incorporate surrealist, nationalist, realist, and expressionist art.

Drawing on interviews with Barr's contemporaries in addition to on Barr's huge correspondence, Kantor additionally paints bright pictures of, between others, Jere Abbott, Katherine Dreier, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Philip Johnson, Lincoln Kirstein, Agnes Mongan, J. B. Neumann, and Paul Sachs.

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