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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,...


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...


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...


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....


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

by Gustave Doré & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other...


Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (April 17, 2012)

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

by Rebecca Olson University of Delaware Press (September 26, 2013)

Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama reveals that early modern writers aspired to produce narratives that replicated the structure and aesthetic of high-quality Renaissance...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Scarecrow Press (October 25, 2007)

It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio,...


Time Exposure

by William Henry Jackson Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

The unmatchable autobiography of the pre-eminent American photographer of the 19th century William Henry Jackson. Jackson, who was also a renowned painter, lived a long and adventure filled life from boyhood...


Titian

by Sir Claude Phillips Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

Not only does Sir Claude Phillips offer the reader a studied and insightful loook into the work of one of the world's most cherished painters, but he also invites us to discover the bustling world on the Venetian...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (July 05, 2013)

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


Leonardo Da Vinci - Thinker and Man of Science

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Not only was Leonardo da Vinci (1453-1519) an astonishing painter, but also a scientist, anatomist, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, inventor, and more. The question is rather, what was he not? During...


Leonardo Da Vinci - Artist, Painter of the Renaissance

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

"Studying nature with passion, and all the independence proper to his character, he could not fail to combine precision with liberty, and truth with beauty. It is in this final emancipation, this perfect mastery...


Botticelli

by Emile Gebhart & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

He was the son of a citizen in comfortable circumstances, and had been, in Vasari's words, "instructed in all such things as children are usually taught before they choose a calling." However, he refused to...


The Brueghels

by Émile Michel & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Pieter Brueghel was the first important member of a family of artists who were active for four generations. Firstly a drawer before becoming a painter later, he painted religious themes, such as Babel Tower,...


Fra Angelico

by Stephan Beissel Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Secluded within cloister walls, a painter and a monk, and brother of the order of the Dominicans, Angelico devoted his life to religious paintings. Little is known of his early life except that he was born at...


Caravaggio

by Félix Witting & M.L. Patrizi Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592. There he started to paint with both realism and psychological analysis of the sitters. Caravaggio was as temperamental...


Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissance

by Joseph Manca Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Mantegna; humanist, geometrist, archaeologist, of great scholastic and imaginative intelligence, dominated the whole of northern Italy by virtue of his imperious personality. Aiming at optical illusion, he mastered...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

The name Michelangelo instantly conjures up the Sistine Chapel, the David, the Pieta and countless other great works. In his History of Italian Painting, the French writer Stendhal remarked that, "between Greek...


Early Italian Painting

by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle & Anna Jameson Parkstone International (January 05, 2012)

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,...


Renaissance Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 05, 2012)

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...


Anthony Van Dyck

by Natalia Gritsai Parkstone International (July 01, 2011)

17th-century Flemish painter Van Dyck's career was as short as it was dazzling. A student of Rubens, he very quickly became the favourite painter of princes and kings and was the portraitist of English and Italian...


Leonardo Da Vinci

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (July 01, 2011)

Was Leonardo's pronounced vocation for scientific research a help or a hindrance to him as an artist? It is normal to quote him as an example of scientific and artistic theory joined together. In him, genius...


Vincent Van Gogh

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (July 01, 2011)

Beyond the sunflowers, irises and portrait of Doctor Gachet, there is the man Van Gogh, signified by his fragility and talent. From his birth in 1853 to his death in 1890, the Post-Impressionist Van Gogh shaped...


The Da Vinci Women

by Kia Vahland Black Dog & Leventhal (February 10, 2020)

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.

Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary...


The Guardian of Mercy

by Terence Ward Arcade (February 09, 2016)

Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black...


Michelangelo's Notebooks

by Carolyn Vaughan Black Dog & Leventhal (May 02, 2016)

Michelangelo's Notebooks is an intimate celebration of the artist's sketches, architectural drawings, letters, and love poems.

Michelangelo Buonarroti is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the sixteenth...


Leonardo's Notebooks

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh Black Dog & Leventhal (September 23, 2013)

Leonardo's Notebooks is a biography of the genius in his own words, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments through his writings, drawings, and intimate thoughts.

Leonardo da Vinci -- artist,...


Renaissance Art

by Tom Nichols Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? Through engaging discussion of...


Raphael, Painter in Rome

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (April 07, 2020)

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces...


Leonardo's Holy Child

by Fred R Kline Pegasus Books (May 10, 2016)

Fred Klineis a well-known art historian, dealer, connoisseur, and explorer who has made a career of scouring antique stores, estate sales, and auctions looking for unusual--and often misidentified--works of...


Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

by Leonardo da Vinci, Maurice Baring & Lewis Einstein Éditions by e-artnow (October 14, 2012)

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci.

Table of Content:

Introduction

I Thoughts on Life

II Thoughts on Art

III Thoughts on Science...


The Vanishing Velázquez

by Laura Cumming & Siobhan Redmond Simon & Schuster Audio (April 12, 2016)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016

“As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of...


The Renaissance

by Walter Pater & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Published to great acclaim in 1873, Walter Pater's compendium of idiosyncratic, impressionistic essays on the Renaissance gained him a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. Oscar Wilde called it the "holy...


Lives of the Artists, Vol. 1

by Giorgio Vasari, Wanda McCaddon & George Bull Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Georgio Vasari’s original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli,...


The Da Vinci Women

by Kia Vahland & Ana Clements Black Dog & Leventhal (February 25, 2020)

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.

Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary...


The ultimate book on Claude Monet

by Natalia Brodskaïa & Nina Kalitina Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

With Impression, Soleil Levant, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (1840-1926) took part in the creation of the Impressionism movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural...


The ultimate book on Picasso

by Victoria Charles & Anatoli Podoksik Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Few people discuss the fact that Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was the most important artist of the 20th century. Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso revealed his genius at a very early age and was quick to make contact...


Vermeer and His Time

by Philip L. Hale Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Johannes Vemeer, a 17th century artist, is recognised primarily for his genre scenes. Through meticulous precision in his paintings and drawings he achieves perfection and maximum impact. Unlike his predecessors,...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 2

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

This paradox - the sadness and health of the country - reflects van Gogh's own situation: nature always was a kind of home for him - a home that he could never share with anyone else. In Saint-Rémy, van Gogh...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 1

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Vincent van Gogh's life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to see his pictures without reading in them the story of his life, a life which has been described so many times that it is by now...


Amedeo Modigliani

by Jane Rogoyska & Frances Alexander Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

Modigliani (1884-1920), a painter who didn't find much happiness in his native Italy, managed only to find sorrow in France. From this unhappiness was born an original style of painting, influenced by African...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

What is more common than a pair of shoes? In a world where shoes have become an object of mass consumption, these accessories are now rid of any significance. The industry has accomplished its duty: producing...


Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt

by Vladimir Loewinson-Lessing, Irena Linnik, Youri Kouznetsov & Xenia Egorova Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

A painting by Rembrandt is a living entity that exists according to its own laws, which reflects the multiplicity of the thoughts and emotions in the painter's mind. Men and their mental condition: that is the...


Salvador Dalí

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

As a one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed contemporary art toward its present incarnation....


J.M.W. Turner

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

J.M.W. Turner is without a doubt the greatest painter of landscapes and seascapes of all time. His production was prodigious: some 550 oil paintings, more than 2,000 extremely detailed and refined watercolours...