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MAKING MEDIEVAL ART
Written by Phillip Lindley.
Stock no. 1828305
Published by Shaun Tyas. 1st 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.

The practical aspects of the production of medieval art: manufacturing techniques and media, distribution methods and the mechanics of patronage. A thorough introduction to medieval painting and sculpture, combining an analysis of media techniques with case sutdies of important examples such as Giotto's Arenal Chapel frescoes and the superb winged altarpieces of the Netherlands. Essays on key examples of other medieval arts such as the mosaics of Ravenna and the Bayeux Tapestry. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations to rear. ISBN: 1900289598. Spine lightly faded. Text block slightly grubby. Initials and date in ink to half-title page else contents clean.

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SURREALISM IN BRITAIN
Written by Michel Remy.
Stock no. 1828217
Published by Ashgate. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition.

A comprehensive study of the British Surrealist movement and its achievements. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0754600416. A very nice copy.

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MEDIEVAL DEATH: RITUAL AND REPRESENTATION
Written by Paul Binski.
Stock no. 1828016
Published by British Museum Press. 1st thus 2001. Slightly better than very good condition.

An absorbing study of the social, theological and cultural issues involved in death and dying in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the early sixteenth century. The author examines pagan and Christian attitudes towards the dead, the aesthetics of death and the body, burial ritual and mortuary practice, and the impact of the Black Death on late medieval art. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations and colour plates. ISBN: 0714128031. Very slight fading to rear cover. Initials and date in ink to half-title page. Else, a lovely copy.

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EGYPTIAN WALL PAINTING
Written by Francesco Tiradritti.
Stock no. 1827948
Published by Abbeville Press. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This book focuses on two-dimensional depictions in ancient Egypt, examining them as part of an elaborate code designed to maintain the so-called Maat - or Cosmic Order, Truth-Justice, and Universal Harmony - and thus integral to Egyptian lives and beliefs. Very large format. Very heavy. Beige cloth boards, black title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780789210081. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at top front corner. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly rubbed to lower rear corner (NR F).

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TURNER IN THE ALPS: THE JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE & SWITZERLAND IN 1802
Written by David Hill. Illustrated by J.M.W. Turner.
Stock no. 1827684
Published by George Philip. 1st 1992. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A comprehensive guide to the most important tour Turner made, the author has travelled through the Alps in Turner's footstpes and vividly recreated the artist's journey, using Turner's sketchbooks and the writings of contemporaries including Byron and Shelley. A fascinating mixture of art, history and travel. Large, oblong format. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations, colour photos. ISBN: 0540012513. Small white mark to rear board. Tiny nick to lower edge of pages 59/60 and 61/62 (extremely minor). Else contents are fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at top of spine and slightly scuffed to rear panel.

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HELLENISTIC STATUES OF APHRODITE: STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF THEIR STYLISTIC DEVELOPMENT
Written by Dericksen Morgan Brinkerhoff.
Stock no. 1827482
Published by Garland Publishing Inc.. 1st 1978. Slightly better than very good condition.

Garland series. A thesis presented to the Department of Fine Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosphy in the subject of History and Principles of Fine Arts, 1958. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos of sculpture. ISBN: 0824032179. Boards clean. Bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean. A lovely example of a rare item.

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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN CAMBRIDGE PART ONE (TWO VOLUMES)
Written by Stella Panayotova; Nigel Morgan.
Stock no. 1827178
Published by Harvey Miller Publishers. Circa 2009. Nearly fine condition.

Volume One: The Frankish Kingdoms; Northern Netherlands; Germany; Bohemia; Hungary; Austria. Volume Two: The Meuse Region; Southern Netherlands. Large format. Blue cloth boards. ISBN: 9781905375479. Still in original shrinkwrap! A few minor marks, scuffs and a tiny hole to shrinkwrap. A few minor knocks to board edges. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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ITALIAN FRESCOES: THE EARLY RENAISSANCE 1400 - 1470
Written by Steffi Roettgen.
Stock no. 1827168
Published by Abbeville Press. Circa 1996. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This volume opens with a concise introductory text discussing various aspects of fifteenth-century fresco painting; the central section of the book examines twenty-one fresco cycles, each representing a crowning achievement in this field. A descriptive and interpretive essay introduces each cycle and is followed by a series of full-page and double-pate colour plates covering the entire work. Large, heavy volume. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780789201393. Third printing. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is very lightly scuffed to rear panel.

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PIETRO PAUOLO RUBENS
Written by Frans Baudouin. Illustrated by Peter Paul Rubens.
Stock no. 1827156
Published by Mercatorfonds. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Life and works of Peter Paul Rubens. Large, heavy format. White cloth spine, red cloth boards, gilt titles. Pictorial endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. Browning and foxing to top edge of text block else a clean copy. Pictorial dustwrapper has a minor nick to surface paper at front edge of spine and is lightly scuffed.

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ITALIAN FRESCOES: THE AGE OF GIOTTO 1280-1400
Written by Joachim Poeschke.
Stock no. 1827154
Published by Abbeville Press. Circa 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This volume begins with an in-depth presentation of the frescoes at San Francesco in Assisi, which became the great school of Italian painting, where Giotto, Pietro Lorenzetti, and Simone Martini, among others, created a new kind of painted mural and a new style of pictorial narrative. Large, heavy format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780789208637. Second printing. Minor red biro mark to top of text block (see photos) else a lovely copy.

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THE ALBERTINA: THE PALAIS AND THE HABSBURG STATE ROOMS
Written by Christian Benedik.
Stock no. 1827130
Published by Christian Brandstatter Verlag. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The Albertina in Vienna is one of the most important art collections in the world. Furthermore, it has since 1802 been housed in one of the most magnificent neo-Classical palaces in Europe: the Palais Albertina. Large format. Duck egg blue paper boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos throughout. ISBN: 9783850332446. Top corners of boards lightly bumped. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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ITALIAN FRESCOES: THE BAROQUE ERA 1600-1800
Written by Steffi Roettgen.
Stock no. 1827084
Published by Abbeville Press. 1st 2007. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

During the Italian Baroque, some of history's most inspired and imaginative fresco cycles were created in palaces, villas, churches, chapels, monasteries and abbyes; on walls, ceilings, vaults, and domes. Here is the Italian Baroque period in its full grandeur, from the arrival in Rome of the style of Annibale Carracci and his pupils through the end of the eighteenth century. Very large, heavy format. Grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780789209368. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Pictorial dustwrapper is lovely and bright, minor rubbing to one corner.

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