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Bernini

by Rudolph Wittkower

|September 26, 1997

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 -- 1680) was the greatest and most influential sculptor of his age. Endlessly inventive and gifted with extraordinary skill, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and…

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This paperback edition of the award-winning study of the life and work of Goya is filled with the same fine reproductions as the original 1994 hardcover. Goya was one of Spain's greatest and most controversial painters, famous for incisive portraits and the…

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This collection of hard-hitting, highly readable essays reflects Gombrich's preoccupation with the central questions of value and tradition in our culture. Here he confronts some of the most urgent issues challenging today's students of art and civilization.…

Cubism A&i

by Neil Cox

|October 30, 2000

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Cubism remains perhaps the single most important development in the history of twentieth-century art. It was the creation of just two artists, Georges Braque, a Frenchman, and Pablo Picasso, a Spaniard, between the years 1907 and 1914. Working alongside each…

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From the geometrical precision of the pyramids to the golden treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the art of ancient Egypt has an enduring capacity to attract and intrigue. These remarkable works of art are the concrete expression of the ancient Egyptians'…

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Design Writing Research is a highly acclaimed critical study of graphic design and typography. Authoritative and beautifully produced, it is invaluable for anyone interested in the art and history of books, advertising and in theories of visual and verbal…

Dali A&I

by Robert Radford

|May 23, 1997

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This thought-provoking book re-evaluates the work of one of the best-known and most visually influential artists of the twentieth century. Robert Radford traces Dali's career from the crucial early years in Spain, to membership of the Surrealist group in 1930s…

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the history and theory of decorative art. The universal human impulse to seek order and rhythm in space and time can be seen in children's play and in poetry, dance, music and architecture, and its prevalence in our…

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In this comprehensive survey, the authors highlight those characteristics that connect the various arts of all the Islamic lands, without minimizing the differences. Dividing the time into three periods: 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800, they set the artistic…

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China has the longest and most highly developed ceramic tradition in the world, encompassing early Neolithic earthenwares, the finely glazed stoneware pieces of the Song period -- widely regarded as among the greatest ceramics ever produced -- and the year of…

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Neoclassicism was the favorite style of Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson, and made Josiah Wedgwood's fortune. The most pervasive style in the history of European art, it was deployed in the design of houses, churches, museums, banks, shops and items of daily use…

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), the son of a well-to-do miller from the university town of Leiden, was, by the age of twenty-six, Holland's most celebrated painter -- and he has remained an artist of universal appeal. Rembrandt made his name in Amsterdam, capital…