Most popular Art & design styles: Romanticism books
The most popular Art & design styles: Romanticism books currently available. Updated weekly.
Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art.
Around 1800, philosophers, writers, and artists revolted against rationalism, spreading a new "romantic" vision-one that believed in the goodness of humanity, the divine spirit of nature, and that saw the artist as an individual creator. This comprehensive introduction gathers an essay situating the genre across different regions, crisp...
In 1802, at the age of 26, Joseph Mallord William Turner became the youngest ever member of the Royal Academy.
Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, this book explores and celebrates Turners lifelong fascination with the sea. It sets his work within the context of marine painting in the 19th century.
A compelling and persuasive account of how the Romantic Movement permanently changed the way we see things and express ourselves.
A major reexamination of the father of the Hudson River School in relation to his European roots and travels
Thomas Cole was a nineteenth-century artist known for his Romantic depictions of American landscapes. This wall calendar showcases 12 of his most fantastical, awe-inspiring scenes, including paintings from The Course of Empire and Voyage of Life series. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Presents a new way of thinking about French painting in the 1820s and beyond. Fresh insights into the life and work of a hugely important and popular artist.
Featuring works by Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo, "Proof" offers insight into the singularity of vision through which artists can reflect the social, cultural and political complexities of their times. This book is published to accompany the exhibition of the same name.
Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.
From night skies to morning mists to the much-cited Wanderer above a Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich mastered the emotional and metaphysical experience of nature. This introductory book presents his most important and celebrated works to explore an oeuvre of sublime and haunting impact and a trailblazer of Romantic aesthetics.
The renowned 18th-century painter Henry Fuseli, who revered Shakespeare and loved all things theatrical, is the subject of this lavishly illustrated book which focuses on the influence literary sources and contemporary theatre had on his work.
Of interest to an art enthusiast, this book is both a practical manual for discovering and understanding the artist, J M W Turner, and a guide to his life and work. It examines in detail key works and the techniques by which Turner realised them and features revealing extracts from his notebooks, travel journals and poetry.
An in-depth and fascinating exploration of the life and works of the painter Turner
This groundbreaking reconstruction of Goya's so-called 'Witches and Old Women' album will offer rich insights into the artist's concerns and preoccupations and will immeasurably deepen our understanding of the artist.
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Francisco Goya makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.
A revealing portrait of the man behind the art, uncovering fresh material, as well as pulling together previously known facts, Bailey sheds new light on this complicated and secretive artistic figure. Available in paperback, for the first time.
Investigates why nineteenth-century British painters and photographers as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelites, P. H. Emerson, and Augustus John pursued truth to nature, and how contemporary science and philosophy informed their artistic practice and the critical reception of their work.
Discover William Blake's complete 102 illustrations for The Divine Comedy, with excerpts from Dante's epic poem. Featuring an intimate reading of Blake's extraordinary works and many close-up details, this is a breathtaking encounter with two of the finest artistic talents in history, as well as with such universal themes as love, guilt,...
A sweeping look at the lives and work of two important English Romantic painters.
Explores majismo, a cultural phenomenon that embodied the popular aesthetic from the late 1700s in Spain. Examines conceptions of gender, national character, and noble identity.
The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775-19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in glorious colour.
A landmark overview and analysis of Goya's finest portraits
Published in connection with an exhibition held Nov. 18, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017, Bard Graduate Center Gallery; and Mar. 18-June 19, 2017, Chaateau de Fontainebleau.
Features the most comprehensive selection of Constable's Brighton studies ever assembled, with the bonus of a selection of Turner's marine studies of Brighton from the same period, alongside authoritative texts on both artists.
An engaging account of a sculpture once considered the "boast and pride of North America"
A comprehensive monograph on the preeminent French Romantic artist whose work changed the course of European painting
A comprehensive, annotated English translation of Eugene Delacroix's most significant writings during his travels in Morocco, Algeria, and southern Spain, recording his observations of places, people, costume, landscapes, and architecture.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on major artists of the romantic era as well as entries on related art movements, styles, aesthetic philosophies, and philosophers.