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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...


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 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...


Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)

by Jean-Francois Bedard University of Delaware Press (March 11, 2011)

This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments...


1000 Portraits of Genius

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

According to the defined canons of art technique, a portrait should be, above all, a faithful representation of its model. However, this gallery of 1000 portraits illustrates how the genre has been transformed...


Aestheticism in Art

by William Hogarth Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se,...


Canaletto

by Octave Uzanne Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Canaletto began his career as a theatrical scene painter, like his father, in the Baroque tradition. Influenced by Giovanni Panini, he is specialised in vedute (views) of Venice, his birth place. Strong contrast...


Rococo

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 05, 2012)

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...


Baroque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 05, 2012)

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...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Scarecrow Press (September 17, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture relates the history of the Baroque Era through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries...


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...


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,...


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...


The ultimate book on Rembrandt

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

As famous during his lifetime as after his death, Rembrandt (1606-1669) was one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. His portraits not only transport us back to that fascinating...


Rembrandt - Painter, Engraver and Draftsman - Volume 2

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

There is no other artist who represents the Dutch Golden Age like Rembrandt. With his realistic oil paintings, detailed engravings, and exquisite drawings he is the figurehead of an entire generation. As famous...


Rembrandt - Painter, Engraver and Draftsman - Volume 1

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

As famous during his lifetime as after his death, Rembrandt (1606-1669) was one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. His portraits not only transport us back to that fascinating...


Rembrandt (1606-1669)

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

As famous during his lifetime as after his death, Rembrandt (1606-1669) was oneof the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. His portraitsnot only bring us back to that fascinating time,...


Aestheticism in Art

by William Hogarth Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se,...


Canaletto

by Octave Uzanne Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

Canaletto began his career as a theatrical scene painter, like his father, in the Baroque tradition. Influenced by Giovanni Panini, he is specialised in vedute (views) of Venice, his birth place. Strong contrast...


Peter Paul Rubens

by Maria Varshavskaya & Xenia Yegorova Parkstone International (March 09, 2014)

Universally celebrated for his rosy and concupiscent nudes, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist whose first concern was sensuality in all its forms. This Baroque master devoted himself to a lifelong...


Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun

by Bette W. Oliver Hamilton Books (June 01, 2018)

Jean-Baptiste Pierre LeBrun's life was marked by his intense interest in art, first as an artist, and then from 1770 until his death in 1813, as an art dealer/connoisseur and as a participant in the transformation...


San Antonio 1718

by Marion Oettinger Jr., Katherine C. Luber, Ray Hernández-Durán & Cristina Cruz González et al. Trinity University Press (February 01, 2018)

Three hundred years ago San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...


Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples

by Alessandro Giardino, Marcella Salvi, Lara Harwood-Ventura & Marino Forlino et al. Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book...


The Politics of the Provisional

by Richard Taws Penn State University Press (April 08, 2013)

In revolutionary France the life of things could not be assured. War, shortage of materials, and frequent changes in political authority meant that few large-scale artworks or permanent monuments to the Revolution’s...


M

by Peter Robb Henry Holt and Co. (March 02, 2015)

A bold, fresh biography of the world's first modern painter As presented with "blood and bone and sinew" (Times Literary Supplement) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to...


The Vanishing Velázquez

by Laura Cumming Scribner (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...


1000 Portraits of Genius

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (November 23, 2014)

According to the defined canons of art technique, a portrait should be, above all, a faithful representation of its model. However, this gallery of 1000 portraits illustrates how the genre has been transformed...