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MICHELANGELO AND THE POPE'S CEILING

Written by King, Ross
From the acclaimed author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Leonardo and the Last Supper, the riveting story of how Michelangelo, against all odds, created the masterpiece that has ever since adorned the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the new
October 14, 2014 | Paperback | Bloomsbury USA | 384 Pages |
$19.00
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LIVES OF THE MOST EXCELLENT PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND ARCHITECTS

Written by Vasari, Giorgio
A painter and architect in his own right, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) achieved immortality for this book on the lives of his fellow Renaissance artists, first published in Florence in 1550. Although he based his work on a long tradition of biographical writing, Vasari infused these literary portraits with a decidedly modern form of critical judgment.
February 14, 2006 | Paperback | Modern Library | 640 Pages |
$19.00
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HEARTS OF THE CITY: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF HERBERT MUSCHAMP

Written by Muschamp, Herbert
From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work. The pieces here--from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times--reveal how Muschamp's views were both ahead of their time and timeless.
November 17, 2009 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 887 Pages |
$50.00
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HOPPER

Written by Strand, Mark
Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper's masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings--of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms--number among the most powerful of our time.
November 29, 2011 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 80 Pages |
$30.00
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ART BOOK (MINI)

Written by Phaidon Press
The Second Edition of The Art Book is a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, the new edition includes for the first time leading figures from the fields of photography and performance art.
September 25, 2014 | Paperback | Phaidon Press | 600 Pages |
$12.95
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REMBRANDT'S EYES

Written by Schama, Simon
This dazzling, unconventional biography shows us why, more than three centuries after his death, Rembrandt continues to exert such a hold on our imagination. Deeply familiar to us through his enigmatic self-portraits, few facts are known about the Leiden miller's son who tasted brief fame before facing financial ruin (he was even forced to sell his beloved wife Saskia's grave).
January 27, 2015 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 768 Pages |
$40.00
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DALI POP-UPS

Written by Martin Howard
Produced in association with the Dalí estate this book brings some of the most celebrated paintings of Salvador Dalí to spectacular three-dimensional life, providing new layers of appreciation of the surreal genius of the artist.
December 8, 2014 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 25 Pages |
$29.95
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FRANK AUERBACH: SPEAKING AND PAINTING

Written by Lampert, Catherine
In the course of a career covering more than sixty years, Frank Auerbach has established a still growing international reputation for his paintings of friends, family, and surroundings in north London, with his vigorous, precise brushwork, and for his insistence on working until the picture emerges, free of all "possible explanations."
June 16, 2015 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 240 Pages |
$40.00
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LONDON: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Written by Knox, Paul L
London, a fascinating metropolis not just in terms of its history and landmark buildings, is also a city that grew out of villages. Its unique geography is expressed in a mosaic of districts, each with its own distinctive character and pedigree.
March 17, 2015 | Hardcover | Merrell |
$50.00
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BAYEUX TAPESTRY: THE LIFE STORY OF A MASTERPIECE

Written by Hicks, Carola
One of Europe s greatest artistic treasures, the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. For all its fame, its origins and story are complex and somewhat cloudy. Though many assume it was commissioned by Bishop OdoWilliam s ruthless half-brotherit may also have been financed by Harold s dynamic sister Edith, who was juggling for a place in the new court.
September 1, 2008 | Paperback | Random House (UK) | 358 Pages |
$24.95

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