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Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions

by Andrea Ponsi University of Virginia Press (February 25, 2015)

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (January 04, 2012)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Surrealism

by Nathalia  Brodskaïa & Nathalia Brodskaïa Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Surrealists appeared in the aftermath of World War I with a bang: revolution of thought, creativity, and the wish to break away from the past and all that was left in ruins.This refusal to integrate into the...


Romanticism

by Léon Rosenthal Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Romanticism was a reaction against the Neoclassicism that invaded the 19th century, and marked a veritable intellectual rupture. Found in the writings of Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, amongst others, its ideas...


The Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

In Victorian England, with the country swept up in the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelites, close to William Morris’ Arts and Crafts movement, yearned for a return to bygone values. Wishing to revive...


Expressionism

by Ashley Bassie Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Emil Nolde, E.L. Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc as well as the Austrians Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele were among the generation of highly individual artists who contributed...


Romanesque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

In art history, the term ‘Romanesque art’ distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their...


Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years. Leaving curved Roman forms...


The Viennese Secession

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Künstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole...


The Fauves

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

Born at the dawn of the 20th century, Fauvism burst onto the artistic scene at the 1905 Salon d'Automne with great controversy by throwing bright, vibrant colours in the face of artistic convention. Fuelled...


Early Italian Painting

by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle & Anna Jameson Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Oscillating between the majesty of the Greco-Byzantine tradition and the modernity predicted by Giotto, Early Italian Painting addresses the first important aesthetic movement that would lead to the Renaissance,...


Rococo

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly...


Post-Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Whilst Impressionism marked the first steps toward modern painting by revolutionising an artistic medium stifled by academic conventions, Post-Impressionism, even more revolutionary, completely liberated colour...


Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

“I paint what I see and not what it pleases others to see.” What other words than these of Édouard Manet, seemingly so different from the sentiments of Monet or Renoir, could best define the Impressionist...


Cubism

by Guillaume Apollinaire & Dorothea Eimert Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: five young women that changed modern art forever. Faces seen simultaneously from the front and in profile, angular bodies whose once voluptuous feminine forms disappear behind asymmetric...


The Nabis

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Pierre Bonnard was the leader of the group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves “the Nabis”, from the Hebrew word for “prophet”. Influenced by Odilon Redon, Puvis de Chavannes, popular...


Byzantine Art

by Charles Bayet Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was a cradle of artistic effervescence that is only beginning to be rediscovered. Endowed with the rich heritage...


Baroque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists’ response to the Catholic Church’s demand for solemn grandeur following...


The Arts & Crafts Movement

by Oscar Lovell Triggs Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered...


Symbolism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Symbolism appeared in France and Europe between the 1880s and the beginning of the 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by...


Russian Avant-Garde

by Evgueny Kovtun Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Russian Avant-garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the...


Renaissance Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked...


Art Nouveau

by Jean Lahor Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Art Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau...


Bauhaus

by Michael Siebenbrodt & Lutz Schöbe Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The Bauhaus movement (meaning the “house of building”) developed in three German cities - it began in Weimar between 1919 and 1925, then continued in Dessau, from 1925 to 1932, and finally ended in 1932-1933...


Wiremu Pere

by Joseph Te Kani Pere Libro International (November 02, 2010)

Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism...


Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...


The Castles of Britain and Ireland

by Rodney Castleden Quercus (August 19, 2014)

To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict;...


Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

by Michael Fallon Counterpoint (August 18, 2014)

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


QUEBEC, Birthplace of New France

by David Mendel & Luc-Antoine Couturier Éditions Sylvain Harvey (April 03, 2012)

Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network...


Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

by Dianne Hales Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2014)

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid...


Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

In the Victorian era, England – swept along by the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelite fold, William Morris, and the Arts and Crafts movement – aspired to return to traditional values. Wishing to resurrect...


Stanford White: Decorator in Opulence and Dealer in Antiquities

by Wayne Craven Columbia University Press (May 18, 2005)

The designer of such landmarks as the Washington Square Arch, the New York Herald and Tiffany Buildings, and the homes of captains of American industry, Stanford White is a legendary figure in the history of...


Vitruvius Britannicus: Second Series

by J. Badeslade, J. Rocque, John Woolfe & James Gandon Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


The Fountains of Rome: Selected Plates from the Classic "Le Fontane Di Roma," 1660-1675

by Giovanni Battista Falda & Giovanni Francesco Venturini Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. This is the only edition in print of these outstanding...


Form and Sense

by Wolfgang Paalen, Martica Sawin & Deborah Rosenthal Arcade (June 04, 2013)

Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where...


Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer Scarecrow Press (February 11, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the...


A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture

by William Chambers Dover Publications (October 30, 2011)

Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters;...


Brockville: The River City

by Russ Disotell Natural Heritage (October 15, 1997)

Brockville's origins reach back to the resettlement of Loyalists following the American Revolution and the threat of American encroachment.


Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya & Natalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Impressionism has always been one of the public’s favourite styles of art and Impressionist works continue to enchant beholders with their amazing play of colours and forms. This book offers a well-chosen...


Art Nouveau

by Victoria Charles & Jean Lahor Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in...


Confessions of a Curator: Adventures in Canadian Art

by Joan Murray Dundurn (January 10, 1996)

In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in...


Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero

by Joan Murray Dundurn (October 01, 1998)

Joan Murray's intimate biography details the life and work of Tom Thomson.


Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

These 45 pages of marginal drawings for Holy Roman Emeperor's prayer book, unknown for 300 years till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side.


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: A Practical Guide

by Byron D. Halsted Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations.