Art Surveys, Art History,

VISION & ART: THE BIOLOGY OF SEEING

Written by Livingstone, Margaret S
With the original release of Vision and Art in 2002, Harvard professor Margaret Livingstone successfully bridged the gap between science and art, exploring how great painters fool the brain: why Mona Lisa's smile seems so mysterious, or Monet's Poppy Field appears to sway.
March 25, 2014 | Hardcover | ABRAMS |
$40.00

SOCIALIST REALISMS

Written by Lanfranconi, Matteo
The development of Soviet realist painting over fifty years through a selection of works from Russia's leading museums. Socialist realism remains an exceptional phenomenon in twentieth-century art. By affirming the value of content over form and restoring the central role of traditional practices, socialist realism was the declared opponent of the modern movement.
October 16, 2012 | Hardcover | Skira |
$65.00

AFRICAN ART

Written by Bassani, Ezio
An illustrated study of traditional and figurative art of Africa that reflects the continent's rich artistic and cultural heritage. African Art explores the continent's marvelous artistic achievements which share its roots with humanities origins. Sculpture has historically been the chief means of artistic expression.
September 25, 2012 | Hardcover | Skira |
$70.00

MATISSE ON ART

The major writings of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), with the exception of the letters, are collected here along with transcriptions of important interviews and broadcasts given at various stages of Matisse's career. Jack Flam provides a biography, a general introduction that addresses the development of Matisse's aesthetic values and theories, and a critical introduction for each text.
July 24, 1995 | Hardcover | University of California Press |
$29.95

CHIARASCURO WOODCUTS: MASTERPIECES OF RENAISSANCE PRINTMAKING

During the 16th century, a revolutionary printing process was developed in Northern Europe, allowing artists to produce color effects never before seen in printed media. The chiaroscuro woodcut added tonal blocks to the black line block to create an interplay of light and dark.
May 27, 2014 | Hardcover_OOP | Royal Academy Publications |
$65.00

LESSON IN ART & LIFE: THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF CEDRIC MORRIS & ARTHUR LETT HAINES

Written by St Clair, Hugh
Interest in mid-20th century British artists and the world they inhabited is growing internationally--prices are rising and exhibitions proliferate. This biography focuses on the couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene: Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett-Haines (1894-1978).
August 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Pimpernel Press | 232 Pages |
$45.00

SISTINE CHAPEL: PARADISE IN ROME

Written by Pfisterer, Ulrich
The art of the Sistine Chapel, decorated by artists who competed with one another and commissioned by popes who were equally competitive, is a complex fabric of thematic, chronological, and artistic references. Four main campaigns were undertaken to decorate the chapel between 1481 and 1541, and with each new addition, fundamental themes found increasingly concrete expression.
August 7, 2018 | Paperback | Getty Research Institute | 184 Pages |
$24.95

LIVES OF GIOVANNI BELLINI

Written by D'Este, Isabella
Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435-1516), widely considered the greatest Venetian artist of his time, was born into the most influential artistic family in Venice. He received his training in the studio of his father, Jacopo, along with his brother, Gentile, and through a long and fruitful career played a leading role in defining the Renaissance style in Venice.
April 3, 2018 | Paperback | J. Paul Getty Museum | 160 Pages |
$12.95

LOOKING AT MANET

Written by Zola, Émile
When Édouard Manet's early paintings were greeted with outrage and derision in the 1860s, Émile Zola sprang to his defense, initiating a friendship that would last until Manet's death in 1881.
May 22, 2018 | Paperback | J. Paul Getty Museum | 144 Pages |
$12.95

GIOTTO AND HIS WORKS IN PADUA

Written by Ruskin, John
The Arena Chapel in Padua was completed in 1303; Giotto, then considered the preeminent painter in Italy, was commissioned to paint it in 1306.
May 22, 2018 | Paperback | David Zwirner Books | 184 Pages |
$12.95

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