There are books about art that are just about art, and there are books that, rather than ignore the mixed media elephant in the room, frame the art they feature in whatever social, geographic, poli
“through the lens of the women they depicted in their work, women as warriors, as workers, as prostitutes, as mothers, as lovers, ever present even in absence, every work shining a light on
“a solid choice for a novice Leonardo enthusiast, curated by a seasoned Renaissance specialist.”
“Beautifully produced, Van Gogh and Britain adds greatly to our appreciation of the artist who created such universally beloved paintings, over 800, in just 10 years.”
“This exhibition is surely a testament to the longevity and influence of Hockney himself. . . .
Every year, more than six million people visit the Louvre Museum in Paris to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa for an estimated average of 15 seconds.
The Last Days of Mankind (Die letzten Tage der Menschheit) was written by the Austrian critic and philosopher Karl Kraus. The play’s notoriety lay in its unwieldy length and run time.
“Throughout these tumultuous decades, artists have sought to express themselves in harrowing circumstances. John J.
“How did a sickly kid from a poor family in Pittsburgh become Andy Warhol, the cultural superstar?”
“‘Florence received its greatest gift with the birth of Leonardo, and lost infinitely more with his death.’ Da Vinci was so much more than an artist; he brought sophistication and reverie t
“The Short Story of Modern Art will allow the reader to feel more at ease, more confident, and more educated about the world of art.”
“In a clean, straightforward manner, Raud spins a darling story. The message is clear, but not preachy or imparted from a moral high ground.
“I Am offers American art lovers the opportunity to discover and to relish the innovative work of a painter who deconstructed the old and constructed her own brave
“Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory defends Bonnard’s surprising historical significance, pushing him forward from the traditional French art history shelf onwar
“Color and Light highlights the life and key artistic periods of a painter who participated heavily in moving color to a dramatic new level.”
“Art of Feminism isn’t a book for art students, and it’s not a book for engaged feminists.
“Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Imaginary Travels traces the life and works of this fascinating German artist during an exceptionally trying historical time period.”
“there really is nothing that is not captivating about Bruegel and Bruegel: The Master has done all it can to present an extraordinary, comprehensive, savvy and scholarly survey of
“The appeal of Jelley’s elegant book is the product of her literary style and the abundant reproductions of Vermeer’s work and that of his contemporaries.
“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above
“does an admirable job making connections between Gauguin’s artwork, the international settings, and sculptural artifacts.”
“in a volume that runs for some 600 pages, not a single word seems wasted, not a sentence seems too long.”
“The result is an art book: an exploration of an artist’s work with an eye to comprehensive coverage.”
Forgotten Women: The Artists is part of a “brand new series, which will uncover the lost histories of the women who, over thousands of years have refused to accept the hand they were dealt
“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein documents the expansive influence of modern scientific discovery on art and art theory . . .”