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Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

by Amy Helene Kirschke

Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken...


Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne

In the Victorian era, England – swept along by the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelite fold, William Morris, and the Arts and Crafts movement – aspired to return to traditional values. Wishing to resurrect...


The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics

by Éva Forgács

Art historian Éva Forgács's book is an unusual take on the Bauhaus. She examines the school as shaped by the great forces of history as well as the personal dynamism of its faculty and students. The book focuses...


Impressionism

by Natalia Brodskaya

Impressionism has always been one of the public’s favourite styles of art and Impressionist works continue to enchant beholders with their amazing play of colours and forms. This book offers a well-chosen...


Art Nouveau

by Jean Lahor

Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in...


Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero

by Joan Murray

Joan Murray's intimate biography details the life and work of Tom Thomson.


Racinet's Historic Ornament in Full Color

by Auguste Racinet

The 19th-century French illustrator's classic reference to the decorative ornament of history's major cultures; over 2,000 royalty-free motifs in 100 beautiful full-color plates.


The New Vision: Fundamentals of Bauhaus Design, Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture

by László Moholy-Nagy & Daphne M. Hoffmann

This book, a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus movement, is generously illustrated with examples of students' experiments and typical contemporary achievements. The text also contains an autobiographical...


Mexican Painters: Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

by MacKinley Helm

Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social...


Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Doré

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.


Constellation of Genius

by Kevin Jackson

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were...


Morris Graves: His Houses, His Gardens

by Richard Svare

A delightful look at the unique residences bulity by the famed co-founder of the Northwest School of Art


New York Artists

by Henry Theodore Tuckerman

This article, "New York Artists," written by Henry Theodore Tuckerman and published in the July 1856 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, talks about the working conditions and lives of artists who were at mid-19th...


Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction

by Thomas Deane Tucker

Derridada explores the affinities between the work of Marcel Duchamp and the discipline of deconstruction. It is the first text to explore Duchamp's work in the context of the theories of Derrida and deconstruction....


Think Like an Artist

by Will Gompertz

From international bestselling author Will Gompertz, Think Like an Artist is a guide to increasing creativity and productivity with help from some of the greatest artists throughout history.

 

How do artists...


The Beautiful Brain

by Larry W. Swanson, Eric Newman, Alfonso Araque & Janet M. Dubinsky

At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.

 

Santiago Ramón y...


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...


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...