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Rembrandt. The Self-Portraits
No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
Rembrandt. The Complete Paintings
The Dutch Golden Age spawned some of history's greatest artists and artisans, but few can boast of the genius of Rembrandt. Commemorating 350 years of unparalleled legacy, this XXL-sized monograph gathers the artist's 330 paintings in exquisite reproductions and details that reveal how, in all their forms, Rembrandt's painted works are built of...
Story of Painting: How art was made
Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century
Superbly illustrated essays introduce the key Italian painters and sculptors to which Europe's aristocracy flocked in the 18th Century
Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Painting
This beautifully illustrated, expansive overview of Dutch and Flemish art during the 17th century illuminates the creative achievements of one of the most important eras in Western art.
Vermeer. The Complete Works
Just 35 works make up the complete known oeuvre of Johannes Vermeer but in their combination of mimesis and mystery they have secured his place as one of the most admired artists in history. This jumbo-sized monograph presents his astonishing catalogue with numerous spreads, ravishing details, and an essay exploring his outstanding ability to...
Rembrandt's Light
Rembrandt's Light
Vermeer and the Dutch Masters
The latest addition to Flame Tree's highly successful Masterworks series, this wonderful new book highlights the work of the Dutch Masters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Frans Hals and their compatriots.
Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut
With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
Rembrandt. The Complete Drawings and Etchings
Rembrandt's drawings and etchings earned him unparalleled recognition from his contemporaries, capturing elusive expressions and moments in just a few strokes. In commemoration of the 350th anniversary of his death, this XXL monograph is the first-ever collection gathering Rembrandt's complete works on paper, unveiling all 708 drawings, printed...
George Stubbs: 'All Done from Nature'
George Stubbs: 'all done from Nature' presents the first significant overview of Stubbs's work in Britain for more than 10 years and brings together 100 paintings, drawings and publications, from the National Gallery's Whistlejacket to pieces that have never been seen in public.
Universal Baroque
A multi-disciplinary study of the notion of the baroque, using examples of music, art, visual culture, literature and architecture, revealing it to be a global phenomenon -- .
Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age
An extraordinary history of Netherlandish drawing, focused on the training and skill of artists during the long 17th century
Constable's Skies: Paintings and Sketches by John Constable
A beautifully designed gift book devoted to John Constable's studies of skies.
Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez
WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONSelected as a Book of the Year in the Herald In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction.
Impressionists Handbook
Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection
Shortlisted for the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize, the critically acclaimed and dazzling account of the sale of Charles I's art collection, reissued to tie in with a major exhibition at the Royal Academy
Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman
Accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Guercino from the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman offers an overview of the artist's graphic work.
Gainsborough's Family Album
Gouthiere's Candelabras
Offers fresh insight into two exquisite masterworks by Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813), celebrated gilder to the French kings.
Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome
Rowlandson the Caricaturist
Rowlandson was an English painter and caricaturist who illustrated the life of the 18th century England and created comic images of familiar social types of his day. His characters ranged from the ridiculously pretentions, with their elaborate coiffures, widely frogged uniforms, and enormous bosoms and bottoms, to the merely pathetic.
Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting
A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Vel zquez's iconic masterpiece
Lives of Gainsborough
One of the best loved painters in English history, ThomasGainsborough (1727-1788) was also one of the mostpersonally engaging. Bon vivant, wit, amateur and enthusiasticmusician, he charmed sitters and friends alike. His ebullient,if not always reliable, personality comes to life in these twomemoirs, written by two very different friends.
Rembrandt'S Mark
The exhibition and catalogue cast a fresh light on this innovative 'artists' artist', who continues to inspire and engage artists and audiences three and a half centuries after his death.
Rembrandt by Rembrandt: The Self-Portraits
"Les portraits de Rembrandt first published in France by aEditions du Seuil, 2019"--Colophon.
Van de Velde & Son, Marine Painters: The Firm of Willem van de Velde the Elder and Willem van der Velde the Younger, 1640-1707
Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters: The Art of Science in the Seventeenth Century
This is the fascinating story of Martin Lister's great work on shells and molluscs, 'Historiae Conchyliorum'; its illustrations (over 1,000 copperplates) by his daughters, Susanna and Anna, and the early techniques behind scientific illustration together with the often unnoticed role of women in the scientific revolution.
Green Florilegium
This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.
A study of the uniquely versatile artist and brilliant social commentator.
Goya: A Life in Letters
From an early age Goya was anxious to preserve a record of his life, but few of his writings have survived and his most personal records appear in his letters. Goya's surviving letters reveal a highly emotional man, prepared to state his feelings as passionately to the authorities of a Cathedral as to a close friend.
Dutch Painting: Revised Edition
The National Gallery, London is home to a world-renowned collection of Dutch paintings that includes masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Cuyp and Ruisdael, among many others. Accessible and illuminating, this guide is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Dutch painting.
Making Magnificence: Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior
Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer
Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia. Written by one of the world's foremost botanical scholars, Painting by Numbers reveals Bauer's innovative colour-coding technique for the first time.
Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape
Why Does Michelangelo Matter?: A Historian's Questions about the Visual Arts
Traces of Vermeer
The iconic paintings of the 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer have been the source of admiration and controversy ever since they were rediscovered in the 19th century. Amazingly, there is still no agreement amongst experts as to how they were produced.
Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Enlightened princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world, co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art and Historic Royal Palaces, on view at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, from 2 February to 30 April 2017, and at Kensington Palace, London, from 22 June to 12 November 2017"--Colophon.
Early Rubens
Meet Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, the Dutch master artist whose unique eye for people and situations created some of the most famous portraits and historical, religious, and mythological scenes in the world. In this book, we tour Rembrandt's key paintings, etchings, and drawings to uncover the stylistic and technical innovations with which one...
Vermeer in Detail
Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century
Pulcinella: Or Entertainment for Children
At the heart of Pulcinella is Agamben's exploration of an album of 104 drawings, created by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804) near the end of his life, that cover the life, adventures, death, and resurrection of the title character.
Tiepolo in Milan: the Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto
This catalogue brings together preparatory drawings and paintings, as well as documentary photographs, to commemorate an extraordinary fresco cycle by the Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770). Painted for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, the frescoes were destroyed in a bombing during WWII. Accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection.
European Architecture 1750-1890
This comprehensive examination of 18th and 19th-century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of social, economic and political upheaval. It offers an analysis of the ways issues of style functioned to make architecture one of the most experimental art forms in the period.
Gainsborough is one of the most appealing artists of the 18th century. The author draws on recently discovered material to provide a fresh perspective on both the life and art of this master.
Vermeer: The Complete Works
This study presents the complete works of the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. The text includes a short essay and commentaries on each of the paintings, and incorporates new research on Vermeer's life and extraordinary artistic achievements.
Art in the Making: Rembrandt: New Edition