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From Marble to Flesh. The Biography of Michelangelo's David

by A. Victor Coonin

Michelangelo’s David is the world’s most famous statue, a universal symbol of Florence and of Italy. Hailed as the epitome of Renaissance art, the David has inspired contemporary artists from Warhol to Banksy...


Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer

These 45 pages of marginal drawings for Holy Roman Emeperor's prayer book, unknown for 300 years till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side.


Polish Culture in the Renaissance

by Lepri, Valentina (a cura di) & Facca, Danilo (a cura di)

During the most recent conference of the Renaissance Society of America, two sessions were devoted entirely to the Renaissance in Poland. In fifty-nine editions of what is considered the most prestigious international...


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


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...


Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

by Gustave Doré

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

by Rebecca Olson

Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama reveals that early modern writers aspired to produce narratives that replicated the structure and aesthetic of high-quality Renaissance...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio,...


Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

by Leonardo da Vinci, Maurice Baring & Lewis Einstein

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci.

Table of Content:

Introduction

I Thoughts on Life

II Thoughts on Art

III Thoughts on Science...


The ultimate book on Claude Monet

by Natalia Brodskaïa & Nina Kalitina

With Impression, Soleil Levant, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (1840-1926) took part in the creation of the Impressionism movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural...


The ultimate book on Picasso

by Victoria Charles & Anatoli Podoksik

Few people discuss the fact that Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was the most important artist of the 20th century. Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso revealed his genius at a very early age and was quick to make contact...


Vermeer and His Time

by Philip L. Hale

Johannes Vemeer, a 17th century artist, is recognised primarily for his genre scenes. Through meticulous precision in his paintings and drawings he achieves perfection and maximum impact. Unlike his predecessors,...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 2

by Victoria Charles

This paradox - the sadness and health of the country - reflects van Gogh’s own situation: nature always was a kind of home for him - a home that he could never share with anyone else. In Saint-Rémy, van Gogh...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 1

by Victoria Charles

Vincent van Gogh’s life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to see his pictures without reading in them the story of his life, a life which has been described so many times that it is by...


Amedeo Modigliani

by Jane Rogoyska & Frances Alexander

Modigliani (1884-1920), a painter who didn’t find much happiness in his native Italy, managed only to find sorrow in France. From this unhappiness was born an original style of painting, influenced by African...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan

What is more common than a pair of shoes? In a world where shoes have become an object of mass consumption, these accessories are now rid of any significance. The industry has accomplished its duty: producing...


Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt

by Vladimir Loewinson-Lessing, Irena Linnik, Youri Kouznetsov & Xenia Egorova

A painting by Rembrandt is a living entity that exists according to its own laws, which reflects the multiplicity of the thoughts and emotions in the painter’s mind. Men and their mental condition: that is...


Salvador Dalí

by Victoria Charles

As a one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed contemporary art toward its present incarnation....