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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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Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
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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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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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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch
Bringing together art history, biography and memoir, and drawing on ideas of truth, originality and memory, So Much Longing in So Little Space is a brilliant and personal examination of the legacy of one of the world's most iconic painters, and a meditation on art itself.
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Edward Hopper Masterpieces of Art
Showcases all the best-loved work of this perennially popular portrayer of atmospheric modern life. Discover a fresh viewpoint on his life and work, before enjoying the beautiful reproductions of everything from Automat and Early Sunday Morning to the famous Nighthawks.
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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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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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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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Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
Fall under the spell of Gustav Klimt. The complete catalogue of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze, this book follows the Viennese master through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement, his candid rendering of the female body, and the lustrous "golden phase" behind such shimmering works as The Kiss and...
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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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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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DESPERATELY SEEKING VAN GOGH
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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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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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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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Story of Painting: How art was made
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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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Turner: Masters of Art
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Turner makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.
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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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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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Symbolism
Whether fear, anguish, or unrequited desire, Symbolist painters believed that art should reflect an emotion or idea rather than a realistic representation of the natural world. This book brings together some of the most important images from their mysterious, spiritual, and seductive visual language.
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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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Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London
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Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawings
An unprecedented volume featuring over two hundred drawings by twenty Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists.
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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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Pre-raphaelites
The Pre-Raphaelites: a study of the artists, their lives and context, with 500 images, and a gallery showing 300 of their most iconic paintings.
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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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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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Gauguin
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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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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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Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher
Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images, M.C. Escher was a master of the third dimension. His impossible geometry and illusions, bordering between the scientific and psychological, are an homage to the possibilities of the human mind. This collection presents the artist's key graphic works and illustrations in stunning full-page...
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Ornament and Crime
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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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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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Impressionism
An introduction to the impressionist movement, highlighting the great artists, their masterpieces, and impressionism's enduring influence.
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TURNER WATERCOLOURS
A new, revised edition of Tate's best-selling publication on J.M.W. Turner's spectacular array of watercolours.Turner's lifetime was also the classic age of English watercolour, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided with its establishment as an independent art form.
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Pre-Raphaelite Language of Flowers
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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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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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Impressionism
Discover the scenes of daily life and delicate dabs of color that transformed the history of art. This overview of Impressionism explores the artists, subjects, and techniques that first brought the easel out of the studio and shifted artistic attention from history, religion, or portraiture to the evanescent ebb and flow of modernity.
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Sunflowers Are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece
Leading Van Gogh specialist Martin Bailey explains how and why Van Gogh created the iconic Sunflowers paintings.
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Lives of Blake
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Art Forms from the Ocean: the Radiolarian Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and observer of the natural world - Ernst Haeckel. While his drawings display an understanding of biological structure, the skill with which he drew these aquatic protozoa renders them genuine works of art. This book features commentary and descriptions of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.
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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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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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Goya Drawings
The definitive volume on the complete drawings of Francisco de Goya, this book offers a vivid and revealing look at one of the most important artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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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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World of Mucha: A Journey to Two Fairylands: Paris and Czech