ART 2012
  European Art  

A Time and a Place
"Near Sydenham Hill" by Camille Pissarro

This in-depth examination of a painting by noted Impressionist Camille Pissarro, produced during a stay in South London, provides a window into the artist's life, surroundings, and artistic development.

Kimbell Masterpiece Series
2011   86 pp.
PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300175776
Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures
Jan Gossart's Renaissance: The Complete Works

A stunning and comprehensive volume on the Netherlandish old master who successfully assimilated Italian Renaissance style into the art of 16th-century northern Europe.

2010   496 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300166576

Dürer and Beyond
Central European Drawings, 1400-1700

The Metropolitan Museum's outstanding collection of German, Swiss, Austrian, and Bohemian drawings from the 15th to the 18th century is showcased in this richly illustrated book featuring new research and insightful commentary.

2012   272 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300179514
Isabella and Leonardo
The Artistic Relationship between Isabella d’Este and Leonardo da Vinci, 1500-1506

An intriguing look at the artistic relationship between one of the most powerful and interesting women of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

2012   300 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300121247

Impressionism and Full-Length Painting

This magnificent book focuses on Renoir's use of the traditional full-length portrait format, eschewed by other leading impressionists, to capture the faces and fashions of Belle Époque Paris.

2012   288 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300181081
Bellini, Titian, and Lotto
North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

A close look at 15 superlative North Italian paintings from 1450 to 1550, revealing the far-reaching influence of the Accademia Carrara and its founders on the connoisseurship of Italian art.

2012   80 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300179569

Virtuoso Draftsman

Sumptuously illustrated and fully revised, this new edition of a classic book offers a detailed study of all of the drawings by one of the greatest draftsmen of the 17th century.

2012   316 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300175707
Edouard Vuillard
A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940

A fascinating exploration of artistic culture in Paris before World War II, Edouard Vuillard establishes the artist as one of the masters of the modern portrait.

2012   144 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300176759

Imprinting the Divine
Byzantine and Russian Icons from The Menil Collection

Over fifty exquisite icon paintings from The Menil Collection, many published here for the first time, showcase the history and artistry of these holy images from the 13th to the 18th century.

2011   168 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300169683
The Renaissance Portrait
From Donatello to Bellini

Surveying works in a variety of media, this catalogue investigates the development of Italian portraiture and its links to Renaissance society and politics, ideals of the individual, and concepts of beauty.

2011   432 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300175912

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

A fascinating look at how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance participated in scientific investigations, and how prints themselves served as instruments of observation, measurement, and discovery.

2011   442 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300171075
Frans Hals
Style and Substance

Featuring Hals's much admired and important paintings in the Metropolitan Museum, this book provides fresh analysis of the artist's style and importance.

2011   48 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300169829

The Art of German Stoneware, 1300-1900
From the Charles W. Nichols Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This appealing volume features about 90 notable examples of German stonewares and explains the evolution of their brilliant colors and bold designs from the 14th through the 20th century.

2012   60 pp.
PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300179781
The Achievement of Fame, 1475-1534

The leading authority on Michelangelo presents a major new biography of the artist, shedding fresh light on the years when he built his reputation with the Pietá, the Sistine Ceiling frescoes, and many other masterpieces.

2012   416 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300118612

Van Gogh
Up Close

With sumptuous illustrations, this book offers a completely new way of looking at the art of Vincent van Gogh, by exploring the artist's approach to nature through his innovative use of the close-up view in the last four years of his life.

2012   306 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300181296
Renoir in the Barnes Foundation

This lavish and richly researched catalogue investigates Renoir's role in the development of modern art and the Barnes Foundation's importance in establishing his reputation as one of the most significant painters of the 20th century.

2012   392 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300151008

Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy
Images from a Scientific Revolution

2012   48 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300179576
Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard

This beautifully illustrated volume juxtaposes photographs produced by late-19th-century Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers with works by these artists to demonstrate the role of photography in their artistic practice.

2011   248 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300172362

Capturing the Sublime
Italian Drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque

Presenting new scholarship on an outstanding private collection of Old Master drawings, this catalogue features works by Raphael, Bandinelli, Pontormo, and Guercino.

2012   312 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300179705
Bernini's Beloved
A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini

Representing years of meticulous research, Bernini's Beloved reveals the story of Costanza Piccolomini, the woman whose intelligence and passion inspired one of Bernini's most breathtaking marble portraits.

2012   280 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300175271

Eye to Eye
European Portraits, 1450-1850

An engaging look at the myriad ways in which European artists have addressed changing styles, themes, and approaches in portraiture from the 15th through the 19th century.

2011   160 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300175646
Degas's Dancers at the Barre
Point and Counterpoint

This beautiful book brings together paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, and sculpture on one of the most important subjects in Degas's oeuvre.

2012   144 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300176322

A Life

This mesmerizing new biography of Strindberg, named the "greatest genius of all modern dramatists" by Eugene O'Neill, uncovers the full story of his chaotic life and his revolutionary writings.

2012   352 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300136937
Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse
Visions of Arcadia

A trio of masterpieces by Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse placed in the context of works by other major artists allows a new exploration of the continued vitality of the theme of Arcadia in the decades before the First World War.

2012   250 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300179804

Orsanmichele and the History and Preservation of the Civic Monument

A groundbreaking examination of the restoration of Orsanmichele and its art, with special emphasis on its monumental niche sculptures.

Studies in the History of Art Series
2012   416 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300135893
Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection

A survey of some of the finest Dutch drawings still in private hands, this catalogue explores the role of drawings in the creative process in Rembrandt's studio and wider circle.

2011   208 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300176063

Leonardo da Vinci
Painter at the Court of Milan

A new examination of Leonardo's career that illuminates his time as court painter to the Duke of Milan, an experience that fundamentally changed his outlook and his legacy.

2011   320 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9781857094916
Princely Armor in the Age of Dürer
A Renaissance Masterpiece in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This striking publication examines two masterful armors for man and horse recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, situating them within German art and culture in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.

2012   56 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300176315

European Sculpture, 1400-1900
in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beautifully designed and illustrated with all new photography, this volume presents the best of the Metropolitan Museum's magnificent collection of European sculpture from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

2011   292 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300175899
Gabriel Metsu
Life and Work: A Catalogue Raisonné

Detailing the complete range of works by one of the most celebrated Dutch painters, this volume unearths Metsu's little-known personal life while paying tribute to his substantial oeuvre.

2012   408 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300170481

Vermeer's Women
Secrets and Silence

Focusing on the extraordinary Lacemaker from the Musée du Louvre, this beautiful book investigates the subtle and enigmatic paintings by Johannes Vermeer that celebrate the intimacy of the Dutch household.

2011   224 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300178999


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