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Most popular History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900 books

The most popular History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900 books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Alphonse Mucha - Mini Wall calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
No artist captured the glamour of the fin-de-siecle era as definitively as Alphonse Mucha. His highly stylized artwork, evoking a spirit of luxury and leisure, is celebrated in this slim calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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Monet or The Triumph of Impressionism
Claude Monet's Impressionist technique still inspires to this day. Whether it's his stunning Water Lilies series, or genre-defining Impression, Sunrise, discover what made Monet the master of French 19th-century art in this exuberant exploration of his life and work.
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M.C. Escher. The Graphic Work
From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, explore the graphic genius of M.C. Escher, master of quirky vantage points, mathematical puzzles, and the transition from paper flatness to illusory volume. This essential introduction presents key Escher works, exploring the evolution of a unique pictorial style that has captivated scientists and...
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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch
In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch's painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing.
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Beauty of Everyday Things
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
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Van Gogh: in 50 works
This new book presents all you need to know about Vincent Van Gogh's turbulent and prolific creative life, featuring fifty works from the world's leading art collections and museums.
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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
A dazzling reprint of Hiroshige's views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), one of the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e woodblock tradition and a paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler.
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John Ruskin: An Idiosyncratic Dictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies
Published to coincide withthe bi-centenary of Ruskin's birth, John Ruskin: An IdiosyncraticDictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies provides an accessible way into the worldof Ruskin and his writing.
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William Blake
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.
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Gustave Dore Masterpieces of Art
The supremely talented, prodigious and influential artist Gustave Dore is best known for his intricate engravings illustrating everything from the Bible to Don Quixote to The Divine Comedy. This gorgeous book introduces you to his life, work and legacy before presenting a carefully curated selection of his finest engravings.
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Matisse: In 50 works
This enthralling and comprehensive new book on Henri Matisse is an eye-opener for all students and art lovers interested in early twentieth-century art. Taking 50 of Matisse's most iconic works of art, John Cauman provides an accessible narrative about the man and his work, deciphering the themes, methods and intentions of this truly great artist.
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Morris
William Morris was a polymath designer, writer, artist, and socialist activist, associated with England's Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as Arts and Crafts movement. His prolific design work included tiles, embroidery, tapestries, wallpaper, and carpets and championed handcraftsmanship, natural dyes, "art for all", and beautiful patterns of...
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Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism
Claude Monet's Impressionist technique still inspires to this day. Whether it's his stunning Water Lilies series, or genre-defining Impression, Sunrise, discover what made Monet the master of French 19th-century art in this exuberant exploration of his life and work.
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Van Gogh and Britain
This publication accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Britain, exploring Van Gogh's relationship with British art and culture. Including Van Gogh's works next to those by British artists who influenced, or where influenced by, his art, this book traces the story from the artist's obscure years in England through to his iconic status.
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Short Story of Modern Art: A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes and Techniques
The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.
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Selected Writings on Art and Literature
Discusses works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres. This title features writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier.
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Gaudi (inspired by): Mosaic (Foiled Journal)
A beautiful, luxurious notebook from Flame Tree. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Gaudi inspired mosaic tile.
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Living with Vincent van Gogh: The homes and landscapes that shaped the artist
Living with Vincent van Gogh provides unique insight into how the people and places of Van Gogh's life relate to his work, illustrated throughout with artworks, archive imagery and contemporary landscape photography.
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Monet
Explore the incomparable reach of the most beloved of impressionist masters, Claude Monet. Working en plein air, Monet's dappled renderings of the reality taking place "between the motif and the artist" emphasized the ephemeral moment and with it became eternal markers of burgeoning modernism.
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Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles
An account of the tumultuous nine weeks in which the famous nineteenth century artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a house in the small French town of Arles. It is an exploration of a fragile friendship, art, madness, genius behind a shocking act of self-mutilation that the world has sought to explain.
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Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
Who were those women who sat for the Pre-Raphaelite painters? Muses to an exclusively male genius, of tragic stature and uncertain health - were they indeed as passive as their portrait painters and their critics contrived to suggest? Jan Marsh reveals the actual lives behind the myth of the Pre-Raphaelite women.
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Impressionism
An introduction to the impressionist movement, highlighting the great artists, their masterpieces, and impressionism's enduring influence.
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Redoute. The Book of Flowers
Celebrate "the Raphael of flowers," Pierre-Joseph Redoute. This elegant catalogue gathers all engravings from his masterful volumes Roses and Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers, alongside the most astounding pieces from The Lilies. Astonishing with his admixture of accuracy and beauty, Redoute transports the reader to the magnificent...
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William Morris: Artist Craftsman Pioneer
William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents, being an architect, writer, social campaigner, artist and, with his Kelmscott Press, an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. This book offers a survey of his life and work alongside some of his finest decorative work.
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Gainsborough: A Portrait
Frank, lucid and modern, this is a fresh portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, the most sensuous artist of the eighteenth century.
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Manet
Discover the artist who applied paint according to the world around him and bridged the transition from Realism to Impressionism. This richly illustrated introduction to Edouard Manet presents his trailblazing panorama of contemporary life, from well-heeled classes in genteel city parks to the unabashed pose of the languid prostitute, Olympia.
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Edward Burne-Jones: The Hidden Humorist
Edward Burne-Jones, member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood is renowned for his beautiful but usually melancholy evocations of a mythical, literary, ancient or medieval world. This title provides an insight into another side of Burne-Jones and illuminates the personality and relationships of one of the most beloved English romantic painters.
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Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm: Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement
Beautiful watercolours depicting Swedish rural life at the turn of the last century, by one of Sweden's best-loved artists.
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Felix Vallotton
An important study of the work of Felix Vallotton, a prominent member of Les Nabis and a contemporary of Bonnard and Vuillard.
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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
From verdant panoramas to decadent pleasure quarters: Utagawa Hiroshige's final masterpiece, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, is a woodblock journey through 19th-century Tokyo and a jewel in the ukiyo-e tradition. This reprint is bound in the traditional Japanese fashion and reproduces one of the finest complete original sets belonging to the...
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Colouring Book of Glasgow
Colouring book based on the city of Glasgow
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Turner
Enter a world of ravishing light and color. English Romanticist J. M. W. Turner transformed the essence of landscape painting from serene contemplative scenes to pictures pulsating with life, as if the sun itself were gleaming out of his canvases. Discover the shimmering works and wide repertoire of the "father of light," who pit the Industrial...
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Art of Illusion: The Representation of Art History in Nineteenth-century Germany and Beyond
To survey art history as a whole was a pressing task for a generation of German scholars around the mid-nineteenth century. Their projections of a historicist chain of artworks ranged from textual narratives without illustrations, to separate picture compendia as well as images of a more allegorical kind. Other means with which to picture art history as part of a virtually all-encompassing cultural history were the museums of art erected in Germany at the time, in Berlin and Munich especially. This book deals with practices of representing art history in various media. This includes post-Hegelian texts and engravings of art history from the 1840s onwards, by Franz Kugler, Julius Schnorr and others. In addition, works of art of the late twentieth century, by Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer and others, provide opportunities to speculate on the after-effects and discursive traces of the old regime. Extending the concept of historiography to include not just textual or institutional endeavours, but a host of different images as well, from reproductive prints to pop paintings and visual archives of the digital era, this study is intended to contribute in new ways to a critical historiography of the field of art history and visual culture today.
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Romanticism
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...
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J. M. W. Turner: The Man Who Set Painting on Fire
In 1802, at the age of 26, Joseph Mallord William Turner became the youngest ever member of the Royal Academy.
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Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London
Luckily, Christopher Winn, bestselling author of I Never Knew That About London, knows where all the hidden treasures are.
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Cezanne Portraits
Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906) painted almost 200 portraits, including twenty - six of himself and twenty - nine of his wife . This book presents twenty - four `highlights' from a major international exhibition that explores the portraiture of this remarkable artist, whom both Matisse and Picasso called `the father of us all'.
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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
A fascinating look at how Classical sculpture inspired Rodin and his work
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Day with Claude Monet in Giverny
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Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
Fall under the spell of Gustav Klimt. A century after his death, the Viennese artist still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. Master of 19th-century Viennese art and pioneer of the Secessionist movement, Klimt built up a shimmering legacy of lustrous tones and gold leaf textures, including...
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Year in Impressionism
Featuring 365 great Impressionist paintings, this book offers a beautiful and inspiring way to celebrate art every day of the year.
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Lust For Life
Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to his love of art.
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Perseus Series: SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES
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Art in Theory 1815-1900: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
* Provides an indispensable companion to Harrison and Wooda s classic volume Art in Theory 1900--1990. * Extends to a startling degree the canon of nineteenth--century art theory. * Offers for the first time English translations of material from foreign sources, comprising a third of the entire volume.
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Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum
A fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy.
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Alphonse Mucha
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeous volume surveys the entire breadth of Alphonse Mucha's work - from illustration and decorative arts to his photography and the historical paintings that were his life's passion.
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What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This book asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask.
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Colour Make & Doodle - Nativity Model
Colour, Make & Doodle Nativity Model is a fun and engaging way to teach and remember the Nativity story. Children aged 4 - 11 will love Sarah Kidd's lively designs. Here is everything they will need to make their own Nativity model, with full, step-by-step instructions and detailed, colour photos to show how the finished model should look. Sarah's ingenious and inventive recycling of household materials wherever possible combines with the use of products readily available from local craft shops.<br/><br/>Colour, Make & Doodle a Nativity Model and do your bit for the planet! Transform your recyclables into this impressive 3D Nativity scene, where the roll-on deodorant takes centre stage! A fantastic project for the classroom, Messy Church or at home with the family. Hours of creative fun for Key Stage 2 children, designed to develop and enrich their knowledge of the birth of Jesus.<br/><br/> All the templates are on the CD-Rom that accompanies the book.
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JMW Turner: The Lucerne Sketchbook
A BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED NEAR-FACSIMILIE OF TURNER'S SKETCHBOOK COLLECTING TURNER'S LUCERNE STUDIES.
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William Morris
Artist, poet, writer, campaigner, designer, book printer and pivotal figure of the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris is best known today for his beautiful wallpaper and textile designs. With sections on life, influences, techniques, politics and Arts and Crafts, this book enables the reader to consider Morris from different angles and contexts.