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Annotated Mona Lisa : A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
by Carol Strickland, John Boswell
(Library Binding - 1992)
 

Art in Europe 1700-1830
Art in Europe 1700-1830: A History of the Visual Arts in an Era of Unprecedented Urban Economic Growth
by Matthew Craske
Book Description: In an era of unprecedented change--rapid urbanization, economic growth, and political revolution--European artists from 1700-1830 were in the business of finding new ways of making, selling, and talking about art. Matthew Craske creates a totally new and vivid record of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century art in Europe, taking a critical view of such conventional categories as the "rococo," the "neo-classical," and the "romantic." He goes on to explore crucial thematic issues, such as changes in "taste" and manners, and the impact of enlightenment notions of progress, and at the same time goes well beyond the usual geographic limits of surveys to include St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Warsaw, and Madrid. The result is a refreshingly holistic text which sets the art of the period firmly in its social history. 
Paperback from Oxford Press
The Art of Florence (2 Volume Set)
by Glenn Andres, et al
(Hardcover) 

Art in Renaissance Italy, Second Edition
by John T. Paoletti, Gary M. Radke
Listed under Renaissance Art

Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by Anthony Blunt, Richard Beresford
(Paperback)

Ancient Greece: The Famous Monuments Past and Present
by G. Behor (Spiral-bound -- March )

Anne Vallayer Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette
by Eik Kahng (Editor), et al
Listed under Women Artists

The Embarrassment of Riches : An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
by Simon Schama
Listed under Dutch History

Encounters With Great Painters : The Artists, Bacon, Balthus, Braque, Chagall, Dali, Delvaux, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Van Dongen
by Roger Therond (Compiler), et al
(Hardcover)

Currier's Price Guide to European Artists at Auction
by William T. Currier
Listed under Art Collecting

Early Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Lawrence Nees
(Paperback -- June )

The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
by Marcie Muir, Robert Holden (Contributor)
(Paperback)
Special Order

Fairies in Victorian Art
by Christopher Wood
Hardcover - 200 pages (November )
Antique Collectors Club; ISBN: 1851493360

Flemish Art and Architecture 1585-1700
(Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by Hans Vlieghe
(Hardcover)

Louvre: Portrait of a Museum by Nicholas D' Archimbaud
This sumptuous, 335-page book, which is illustrated with 650 original photographs by the author as well as hundreds of works of art in the Louvre's vast holdings (plus archival plans and documents), is the next best thing to being in Paris, at the great museum itself. This history of 600 years of royal patronage, architectural adjustment, and voracious collecting of sculptures, treasures, paintings, and antiquities is for the cultured traveler, the intelligent tourist, and the art-loving amateur. The picture captions are warmly written and discursive, often with only minimal details about size and materials, and the text is much too user-friendly for art historians, but there is a great deal of information here, which could be absorbed only through long hours of perusal. The book is divided into three main sections: Eight Centuries of History; Architecture; and The Louvre's Seven Departments, including painting, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Egyptian antiquities, sculpture, and the decorative arts. The building itself is treated to a long discussion of the kings, queens, and presidents who have tried and failed to have the last word on its appearance and use. Torn down, rebuilt, redesigned, and, finally, wrenched into the late 20th century by I.M. Pei's controversial glass pyramid, the Louvre is an evolving work of art. (This book looks like the sort a parent leaves open on a coffee table, attempting to edify the children, but note the two or three full-page reproductions of artworks depicting tumescent male organs.)  --Peggy Moorman - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 11.84 x 9.80
Publisher: Abradale Press; (March )
ISBN: 0810982153

Monet 2012Calendar
by Washington National Gallery of Art
Listed under Art Calendars

The Ransom of Russian Art
by John A. McPhee
The story of Norton Townshend Dodge, a professor of economics who smuggled large quantities of dissident art out of the Soviet Union.
Hardcover: 181 pages
Farrar Straus & Giroux; ISBN: 0374246823; (December )

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
by David Hockney
Listed under David Hockney

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings
by Pietro C. Marani
Listed under Da Vinci

The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections
by Colta Feller Ives, et al
Listed under Gauguin

Medieval Architecture (Oxford History of Art)
by Nicola Coldstream
(Paperback -- August )
 

Central European Avant-Gardes : Exchange and Transformation, 1910¿1930
by Timothy O. Benson (Editor), Peter Nadas
(Hardcover -- March 15, )

Knotwork and Spirals: A Celtic Art Workbook
by Courtney Davis (Illustrator)
Listed under Celtic Clip Art

Vermeer: A View of Delft
by Anthony Bailey
Listed under Vermeer
 

The Piero Della Francesca Trail/the Best Picture
by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, Aldous Huxley
(Hardcover -- March )

Rembrandt's Eyes
by Simon Schama, Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn
Listed under Rembrandt

Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings
by Robert Taylor, Don S. Lopez
Listed under Art in Wartime

Venice: Lion City
by Garry Wills
(Hardcover -- September )

Landscapes from Brueghel to Kandinsky
by Wenzel Jacob, et al
Works from the Thyssen and Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection including Pieter Brueghel, Frederic Edwin Church, John Constable, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Lorrain, Pieter Brueghel, Claude Monet, Jacob Ruisdael,  and Vincent van Gogh. Essays by Wenzel Jacob, Thomas Llorens, and Simon Schama.
Hardcover: 264 pages
Hatje Cantz Publishers; ISBN: 3775711074; (February 15, )

Painting in Spain 1500-1700 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by Jonathan Brown
(Paperback)

Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More
by John Richardson


From the scandalous murder trial of a French art dealer's widow to photographer-designer Cecil Beaton's peculiar "romance" with Greta Garbo, this sinfully entertaining book lets readers brush up on 20th-century cultural history and the vagaries of human nature at the same time. While we wait for volume III of John Richardson's acclaimed Life of Picasso, the 28 sketches assembled here make an agreeable diversion, revealing Richardson's lighter side and formidable knowledge of art history. Admiring portraits of Chilean collector Eugenia Errazuriz ("Picasso's Other Mother") and British painter Lucian Freud are among the very few laudatory pieces in a collection notable for its enjoyable emphasis on the less edifying traits of the rich and/or famous. The Sitwells were spiteful mythomaniacs. Armand Hammer was "a veteran con man." As for the sexual proclivities of Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala... well, Richardson gives you all the gory details, some of which would have impressed the Marquis de Sade. Richardson appears as a character in several pieces: he worked for Hammer, spent a summer with Truman Capote in Venice, and sat for a portrait by Andy Warhol. But these appearances seldom seem self-aggrandizing; they're integrated into the essays with the same smoothness that distinguishes his prose. --Wendy Smith - Amazon.com
(Hardcover)

History of Italian Renaissance Art : Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
by Frederick Hartt, David G. Wilkins (Editor)
Listed under Renaissance Art

Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (2 Vol Set)
(Everyman's Library, 129 (Cloth))
by Giorgio Vasari, et al
(Hardcover)

The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics)
by Giorgio Vasari, et al
(Paperback)

Painting and Sculpture in Europe 1880-1940 
(Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by George Heard Hamilton
(Paperback)

The Pictorial Arts of the West : 800-1200 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by C. R. Dodwell
(Paperback)

Victorian Fairy Painting
by Jeremy Maas
Hardcover - 168 pages (November )
ISBN: 1858940435

The Social History of Art, Volume 1: From Prehistoric Times to the Middle Ages
by Arnold Hauser, Jonathan Harris
(Paperback)
 
 

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