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Image for Atlas of Western Art History: Artists, Sites and Movements from Ancient Greece to the Modern Age

Atlas of Western Art History: Artists, Sites and Movements from Ancient Greece to the Modern Age

By: Steer, John; White, Antony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Facts on File: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199661

ISBN: 081602457X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. 1994 Large Hardcover. 334 pp. 12 7/8 x 10 1/4. 150 four-color maps. Color and black & white photos & art reproductions. Art meets geography in this sure-to-be-popular title. Steer and White chart, more or less chronologically, the course of art history with brief topical essays and some 150 maps. Superimposed upon plain base maps (shortlines and rivers only, with too few key maps of the physical landscape) are a great variety of colors and geometric symbols relating to an artistic topic, time, and place. Many of the historical subjects covered are obvio... View more info

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The Land of the Great Sophy

By: Stevens, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: 2206089

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed with multiple creases, ink name to half-title page. 1965 Trade Paperback. xvi, 291 pp. Only the English talk about 'Persia.' By long-standing tradition we retain the old name originally applied to a single part of the country properly known as Iran--a country of increasing importance in the modern world. ...a summary of Persian topography, history, religion and art, together with a detailed tour of the country's ancient cities and monuments. KEYWORDS: ROGER STEVENS LAND GREAT SOPHY HISTORY PERSIA PERSIAN IRAN IRANIAN TRAVEL RELIGION ART View more info

Image for Napoleon; From Corsica to St. Helena.: Three Hundred and Thirty Reproductions of Famous Paintings

Napoleon; From Corsica to St. Helena.: Three Hundred and Thirty Reproductions of Famous Paintings

By: Stoddard, John L. [Lawson]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Werner Company: 1894

Seller ID: 2293006

Condition: Good


Hinges loosening, front endpaper loose, edges rubbed with some loss from corners. 1894 Half-Leather. 260 pp. Leather spine and corners, burgundy pebbled cloth boards, gilt titles and rules, decorated endpapers. A history of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, told using reproductions of 330 famous paintings, with an introduction and descriptions by John L. Stoddard. View more info

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The Triumphs of Modern Art, Containing the Most Notable Paintings of To-Day, Selected from the Modern Masterpieces of the Whole World of Art - Volume I [1]

By: Sylvestre, Henri

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Gebbie & Co., Publishers: 1884

Seller ID: 2274021

Condition: Good


Volume one of two only. Two internal tears to cloth of front board, lightly foxed throughout, light stain on base of last few pages, spine and corners a bit rubbed with some drying of leather. 1884 Half-Leather. 50 photogravures and etchings, 100 typogravures. Brown leather spines and corners over cloth boards, gilt titles, decorated endpapers. Numerous photogravures, etchings, and typogravures throughout, reproduced from works by various artists, with historical and biographical information. View more info

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The Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

By: Thomas, Marcel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: George Braziller: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199963

ISBN: 0807606138

Condition: Good


First edition. Pages toned, label to rear paste-down endpaper. Small stains to jacket, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1971 Large Hardcover. 183 pp. The Duke of Berry was one of the greatest connoisseurs and collectors in history. His avid interest in all things beautiful ranged from the small gem to the largest castle, and his choice of artists and influence upon them had a profound effect on painting. ...Never before had so many scribes, illuminators, artisans, and artists made a comparable effort for the realization of a single manuscript. With the Grandes Heures the duke seems to have a... View more info

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Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

By: Toman, Rolf

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265860

ISBN: 3895089176

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. One inch tear along top edge of jacket front, jacket very faintly toned. 1998 Large Hardcover. 503 pp. Every conceivable expression of this epoch, from Roman baroque to Dutch painting and naturally the unfolding splendour of Louis XIV is gathered in this volume. This work includes: chronological depiction of the fine arts from their origins in Rome through the late baroque and rococo; explanation of the socio-political background: the Counter-Reformation, the development of Protestantism, absolutism, and the French Revolution; and various ways the baroque left its mark, includ... View more info

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La Toscana Descritta: Incisori e viaggiatori del '700

By: Tomasi, Lucia Tongiorgi; Tosi, Alessandro; Tongiorgi, Fabio

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pacini Editore: 1990

Seller ID: 2199373

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, sticker on rear jacket corner. 1990 Large Hardcover. 299 pp. Italian text. A collection of 100 engravings of Tuscany reproduced from the works of various travelers to the area during the 18th century. Includes three historical introductions related to the artistic history of the region, as well as the Grand Tour, each of which also include reproductions of engravings. Following the text is a descriptive bibliography of numerous 18th century works, followed by two other more concise bibliographies (works cited and suggestions further reading), and an index. View more info

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Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

By: Torrence, Gaylord; Blackhawk, Ned; Yount, Sylvia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293150

ISBN: 1588396622

Condition: Fine


First edition. 2018 Large Hardcover. 231, [1] pp. A fresh exploration of Native American art that positions the work within the broader context of North American art history. This landmark publication presents Native American art within the broader context of American art history, through an examination of notable works from a major private collection. The insightful texts provide a new evaluation of the art, culture, and daily life of numerous North American tribes, including Acoma, Apache, Cheyenne, Creek, Crow, Hopi-Twea, Kiowa, Lakota, Pomo, Seneca, Seminole, Tlingit, and Zuni, among other... View more info

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The Silk Road: Art and History

By: Tucker, Jonathan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Art Media Resources: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262803

ISBN: 1588860221

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1/2 inch closed tear on rear jacket corner. 2003 Large Hardcover. 391 pp. A celebration of the cultural heritage of the countries along the Silk Road, this book is a detailed, lavishly illustrated exploration of the the ancient trade route between Europe and Asia, more specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian. The author provides a comprehensive history of the Silk Road and examines many of the most celebrated works of art discovered in each country, and sets them in their historical and geographical context. Drawing freely on anecdotes, and literary and his... View more info

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In the Land of Temple Caves: From St. Emilion to Paris's St. Sulpice - Notes on Art and the Human Spirit

By: Turner, Frederick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Counterpoint: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290209

ISBN: 158243266X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 200 pp. A cri de coeur from one of America's most eloquent and respected naturalists on why Art does matter. In September 2001, following moments when civilization seemed to have unraveled, Frederick Turner undertook a quest for confirmation that Art does matter, that it is the preeminent human expression of the Life Force; that it is as undeniably necessary as air. In the Land of Temple Caves goes back to the very beginning of Art to assess anew its meanings in the long human story. Turner make... View more info

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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (The Modern Library Classics)

By: Vasari, Giorgio; de Vere, Gaston DuC.; Jacks, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271978

ISBN: 0375760369

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 2006 Trade Paperback. xl, 592, [8] pp. Translated from the original Italian by Gaston du C. de Vere, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Philip Jacks. The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of t... View more info

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Fore-Edge Painting: A Historical Survey of a Curious Art in Book Decoration

By: Weber, Carl J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harvey House, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1966 Hard Cover. xiii, [3], 223, [1] pp. 8vo. A historical account of the art of fore-edge painting, by the Curator of Rare Books at Colby College, which he wrote after undergoing a great deal of research related to a collection of books the college received as a donation. 35 color and black & white illustrations of numerous examples of the art. View more info

Image for The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth, Carefully Exasperated, Have Been Prettily Spurred on to Unseemliness and Indiscretion, While Overcome by an Undue Sense of Right

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth, Carefully Exasperated, Have Been Prettily Spurred on to Unseemliness and Indiscretion, While Overcome by an Undue Sense of Right

By: Whistler, J. McNeill

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John W. Lovell Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199446

Condition: Good


First authorized American edition. Front hinge loosening, boards rubbed. Affixed to the front blanks are newspaper clippings of a review of a later edition of the work, a biographical article about Whistler, and a brief article about the discovery of some of his early work. 1890 Hard Cover. 292 pp. 8vo. Light brown cloth spine, dark brown paper over boards, gilt titles. A publication detailing the legal action Whistler took against critic John Ruskin for disparaging marks made in a review. Whistler sought 1,000 pounds damages; he was awarded one farthing. This work was pirated several times in... View more info

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Russian Art and American Money, 1900-1940

By: Williams, Robert C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286005

ISBN: 0674781228

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to bottom of fore edge, edges faintly foxed, two small internal tears to front jacket panel. 1980 Hard Cover. vi, [4], 309, [1] pp. 8vo. ... a tale of sharp traders, con men, art collectors, and anxious commissars woven into a fascinating pattern of culture exchange: the Russian government's sale of millions of dollars worth of art to wealthy Americans in the early twentieth century. The colorful group included millionaire art collectors Andrew Mellon and Ambassador Joseph E. Davies; promoter Christian Brinton; artist, con man, and mystic Nicholas Roerich; entreprene... View more info

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The Arts in America: The Colonial Period

By: Wright, Louis B.; Tatum, George B.; McCoubrey, John W.; Smith, Robert C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2165566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to corners. Very Good. 1969 Large Hardcover. 368 pp. A study of various artistic disciplines during America's infancy, featuring chapters by four writers with diverse backgrounds related to art history. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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Giotto: The Arena Chapel Frescoes (Norton Critical Studies in Art History)

By: [Giotto]; Stubblebine, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1969

Seller ID: 2200098

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages toned and foxed, spine edge bumped, ink stamp to front endpaper. 1969 Trade Paperback. xiii, 218 pp. An introduction to Giotto's frescoes in Padua with an analytical essay, documents and source materials, critical essays and 129 illustrations. View more info