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Medieval Bosa

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides an updated reading on the fortification of the city of Bosa, and the castle church, the Palatine chapel of the judges of Arborea, from an architectural and artistic perspective. Particular...


Saccargia

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides a detailed description of the architectural structure and the different phases of construction of the monastic complex. Particular attention is devoted to the pictorial cycle, to the architectural...


376 Decorative Allover Patterns from Historic Tilework and Textiles

by Charles Cahier & Arthur Martin

Magnificent, rare collection based on faithful reproductions of patterns dating from Middle Ages, Renaissance, late European and Islamic cultures. Florals, animals, birds, geometrics.


Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Emile Mâle

Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects....


Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court

by Jeff A. Menges

This collection of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of the enduringly popular Arthurian legends by a variety of artists, including Wyeth, Beardsley, Flint, and Pyle....


Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

by Gustave Doré & Jeff A. Menges

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other...


William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations: 102 Full-Color Plates

by William Blake

Commissioned in 1824 — just three years before his death — Blake's sublime watercolors are peerless interpretations of Dante's vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and range from finished pieces to rough...


Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography

by Robert A. Faleer

Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects...


Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure & Victoria Charles

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


Western European Illuminated Manuscripts

by Anrdei Sterligov & Tamara Voronova

Anyone fortunate enough to have actually held a medieval manuscript in his hands must have felt excited at this immediate contact with the past. Both famous and unknown authors wrote philosophical, natural scientific...


Paris

by Véronique Laflèche

Capital city, subject of legends and myths, Paris also has its own special atmosphere. It is undoubtedly among the most beautiful of all cities due to its many celebrated monuments and buildings - the Eiffel...


Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years. Leaving curved Roman forms...


Romanesque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl

In art history, the term 'Romanesque art' distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their own...


The Book of Wonder

by Marco Polo

The most renowned travel story of the Middle Ages has never lost its allure. A story of true wonder, Marco Polo's experiences as well as the reported myths, transport us to the heart of Central Asia, China,...


The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix

This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly...


African Art

by Maurice Delafosse

African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth...


Art of India

by Vincent Arthur Smith

If the 'Palace of Love', otherwise known as the Taj Mahal, is considered to be the emblem of Mughal Art, it is by no means the sole representative. Characterised by its elegance, splendor, and Persian and European...