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SHADOWS AND ENLIGHTENMENT
Written by Michael Baxandall.
Stock no. 2127127
Published by Yale University Press. 1997. Very good condition.
Card wraps. Shadows are holes in light. We see them all the time, and sometimes we notice them, but their part in our visual experience of the world in mysterious. In this book, an eminent art historian draws on contemporary cognitive science, 18th century theories of visual perception, and art history to discuss shadows and the visual knowledge they offer. ISBN: 0300059795. Some creasing to cover corners.
CONNOISSEURS AND MEDIEVAL MINIATURES 1750-1850
Written by A.N.L. Munby.
Stock no. 2127118
Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1st 1972. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Black cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0198181485. A few marks to outer pgae edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with 1" tear to top of spine.
1900 ART AT THE CROSSROADS
Written by Robert Rosenblum; Mary Anne Stevens; Ann Dumas.
Stock no. 2126831
Published by Royal Academy of Arts. 1st 2000. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. Colour and b/w photos. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 16th January - 3rd April 2000 and then at the Guggenheim Museum, New York 18th May - 13th September 2000. Contains essays - 'Art in 1900: Twilight or Dawn? by Rosenblum and 'The Exposition Universelle: This Vast Competition of Effort, Realisation and Victories' by Stevens. Catalogue introduction by Dumas. ISBN: 0900946822. Bumping to corners and spine. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some page corners are creased.
DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO ARTIST AND ARTISAN
Written by Jean K. Cadogan. Illustrated by Domenico Ghirlandaio.
Stock no. 2126249
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2000. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. A look at one of the most popular artists of fifteenth-century Florence. ISBN: 0300087209. Contents are excellent! Wrapper has a little edge-creasing with small nick/chip to one corner.
MICHELANGELO AND THE POPE'S CEILING
Written by Ross King.
Stock no. 1816281
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2002. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The story of the four extraordinary years that Michelangelo laboured over the vast Sistine Chapel ceiling. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0701171197.
PATRONAGE AND DYNASTY: THE RISE OF THE DELLA ROVERE IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
Written by Ian F. Verstegen.
Stock no. 1816204
Published by Truman State University Press. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies No. 77. A collection of essays edited by Verstegen, offering a thorough study of the patron-artist relationship through the lens of one of early modern Italy's most powerful and influential historical families. Navy blue cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781931112604.
LANDSCAPE INTO ART
Written by Kenneth Clark.
Stock no. 1816084
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2013. As new condition.
Oblong format. Blue cloth spine with gilt title. Pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations throughout. xiv and 188 pages including index. Still in original shrinkwrap!
LANDSCAPE INTO ART
Written by Kenneth Clark.
Stock no. 1815560
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2013. Fine condition.
Oblong format. Blue cloth spine with gilt title. Pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations throughout. xiv and 188 pages including index. Contained in publisher's oblong blue slipcase in slightly better than very good condition.
MASACCIO AND MASOLINO: A COMPLETE CATALOGUE
Written by Paul Joannides. Illustrated by Masaccio; Masolino.
Stock no. 1815060
Published by Phaidon. 1st 1993. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An important work of scholarship for art historians and students, as well as making some of the greatest art of the Renaissance accessible to be enjoyed by all art lovers. Large format. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Black ribbon page markers. Colour & b/w illustrations. 488 pages including index. ISBN: 0714823988. Black dustwrapper is scuffed.
Written by Hal Foster.
Stock no. 1815042
Published by The MIT Press. 1st 1993. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Surrealism has long been seen as a movement of love and liberation. Here Foster reads surrealism from its darker side: as an art given over to the uncanny, to the compulsion to repeat and the drive toward death... Grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0262061600.
COLOUR AND CULTURE: PRACTICE AND MEANING FROM ANTIQUITY TO ABSTRACTION
Written by John Gage.
Stock no. 1815015
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 1995. Nearly fine condition.
Colour is fundamental to life and art. The author considers every conceivable aspect of the subject in a analysis of colour in Western culture from the ancient Greeks until the late twentieth century. Large format. Cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. 335 pages including index. ISBN: 0500278180.
IMAGES OF THE PEOPLE: GUSTAVE COURBET AND THE 1848 REVOLUTION
Written by T.J. Clark. Illustrated by Gustave Courbet.
Stock no. 1815003
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1999. Slightly better than very good condition.
Courbet in the four years following 1848. The aim of this book is to show how Courbet's wholesale recasting of the terms and ambitions of moder art, in paintings like The Stonebreakers and A Burial at Ornans, was bound up with the texture of French history at a fateful moment - the battle of pamphlets and images being wages in the countryside in 1849-50, the search for a means to connect with a 'popular' audience, the deepening enigma of peasant politics, and the confusions and dangers of class. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 050027245X. Spine faded. Covers a little scuffed.