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Muser Stefan: Classic Wristwatches 2014-2015

Скачать книгу (размер 1 177 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 232) Аннотация: A fully illustrated price guide to vintage mechanical watches from more than 45 historically significant brands. Now in its third edition, Classic Wristwatches is the ultimate resource for information on vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. For each of the 1,300 timepieces listed, the authors provide a color photograph; a description of the movement, case, and…

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain: Rodin

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: Essential for every art lover — the definitive new book on Rodin's life and work. With more than 350 pictures, many never before seen, Rodin reveals, in great beauty and detail, the genius of the man known as the father of modern sculpture. The stories of Rodin's sculptures, well known for their sense of fluidity and movement, are told through each stage of development from paster casts to the…

Finch Christopher: Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: This is a magnificent new printing of this classic album of Norman Rockwell's best-loved works. Norman Rockwell gave us a picture of America that was familiar — astonishingly so — and at the same time unique, because only he could bring it to life with such authority. Rockwell best expressed this vision of America in his justly famous cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, painted…

Osborne Robert: 85 Years of the Oscar

Скачать книгу (размер 2 396 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 471) Аннотация: A deluxe, year-by-year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star-studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners. 85 Years of the Oscar, newly revised and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards. Following an introductory chapter on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, the book presents…

Maria Paola Guidobaldi: Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City

Скачать книгу (размер 1 789 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 352) Аннотация: A sumptuously illustrated survey of the art and architecture of this prosperous Roman town, remarkably preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 Herculaneum, located on the picturesque Bay of Naples, was buried in the same volcanic eruption as its larger neighbor, Pompeii. But while Pompeii was covered by a relatively shallow layer of loose volcanic ash, Herculaneum was submerged in…

Flores D'Arcais Francesca: Giotto

Скачать книгу (размер 1 988 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 391) Аннотация: Producing a series of commissioned works for the church and upper classes in his native Tuscany and surrounding regions, Giotto changed the course of European art by breaking away from the rigid, stereotyped figures of the Byzantine and Giotto medieval traditions. This title provides a survey of Giotto's life and work.

Greek and Roman Mosaics

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: Mosaic has been called «painting for eternity», and it is in fact one of the few arts of antiquity to survive in something like its original condition and variety. Mosaic pavements with geometric and figural motifs first appeared in Greece at the end of the fifth century BC and subsequently spread throughout the entire classical world, from the palaces of the Greco-Bactrian rulers of present-day…

Renaissance Intarsia

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: In this volume, a team of noted Italian art historians trace the evolution of Renaissance intarsia through a discussion of twelve of the most important intarsia cycles. These include the famous studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in the ducal palace at Urbino; the sacristy of Santa Maria in Organo at Verona, which Vasari described as the most beautiful in all of Italy; and the choir of Santa…

Heck Christian: The Grand Medieval Bestiary: The Animal in Illuminated Manuscripts

Скачать книгу (размер 3 155 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 620) Аннотация: With more than six hundred reproductions of illuminated manuscripts from the 4th to 16th centuries, this book provides an extensive look at the presence and significance of animals in medieval thought and art. The Medieval Bestiary explores the space between reality and myth; religious symbolism and political allegory; and man's combined fear of and admiration for animals both common and exotic.…

Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: Bonsai trees, with a strong heritage in Japanese tradition, are the artistic miniatures of the plant world. Combining the natural and the artificial, they are as intricate as they are delicate. Each bonsai, in addition to resembling a full-size tree, must adhere to Japanese aesthetics of design and presentation, determined by centuries of example. In other words, bonsai are living sculptures. In…

Champeaux Jacqueline: The History of Rome in Painting

Скачать книгу (размер 2 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 496) Аннотация: From its ancient status as the jewel of an empire to its modern incarnation as a troubled, yet culturally vibrant European capital, Rome has compelled the imagination of artists for over two thousand years. This title guides the reader through the history of the Eternal City, from its humble origins to the cultural explosion of the Renaissance.

Strosberg Eliane: The Human Figure and Jewish Culture

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: Investigates why so many modern artists of Jewish descent continued to paint the human form even as the avant-garde movement vigorously promoted abstraction. This title analyses the work of a range of Jewish artists, including the painters of the Ecole de Paris; the American social realists; and, the masters of the postwar School of London.

Silver Larry: Pieter Bruegel

Скачать книгу (размер 2 156 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 424) Аннотация: The exciting recent rediscovery in Spain of a missing canvas by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-69) has jolted a revived public awareness of the great Flemish painter and his work. Best known for his amusing depictions of peasants, landscapes, and Bosch-like fantasies, Bruegel also created a wide range of highly original interpretations of religious themes in an era marked by religious…

Faxon Alicia Craig: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: One of Victorian England's most charismatic figures, Dante Gabriel Rossetti painted and wrote with equal passion. This volume chronicles Rossetti's life and career from his early achievements as a founder of the influential Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, through his involvement with William Morris's design firm, to the unorthodox images of his final years.

Gourand Jean- Louis: The Horse

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: From the caves at Lascaux to the European race tracks of Degas to the American West of Frederic Remington, the horse has never ceased to inspire the human imagination. Once omnipresent — on the battlefield, in agricultural work, and in transport — horses have little by little disappeared from our immediate environment, but they remain fixtures throughout our museums, atop pedestals in our town…

Resnick Ira M.: Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: For four decades film historian Ira M.Resnick has been amassing a superb collection of 2,000 vintage movie posters and 1,500 stills, which has never before been published. In Starstruck he has selected forty stills and some two hundred of his best posters, organized in five sections: celebrated actresses and actors; renowned directors; classic films; and unremarkable movies with great graphic…

Sachs Sid: Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968

Скачать книгу (размер 1 258 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 248) Аннотация: Pop Art was one of the most important artistic movements of the late twentieth century. Its adaptation of mediated, popular-culture imagery continues to influence artists, but until now, little attention has been paid to the important contributions that women made to the movement. Pop Art by women dealt less with direct consumerist critiques, instead subversively combating the stereotypical…

Braun Peter: Wristwatch Annual 2011

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: Each year brings hundreds of new wristwatch designs, with aesthetic and mechanical changes and improvements, limited edition watches, and new producers, keeping this field exciting for collectors. This thirteenth edition of what has become a watch industry classic features over 1,400 of the world's most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each…