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Beauty, Sex and Power


A Story of Debauchery and Decadent Art at the Late Stuart Court (1660-1714)

Brett Dolman; David Soudan; Olivia Fryman


Scala 2012
Paperback Illustrated
 

Inspired by the Stuart apartments of Hampton Court Palace and the two sets of 17th century paintings they contain - the 'Windsor Beauties' of Peter LeInspired by the Stuart apartments of Hampton Court Palace and the two sets of 17th century paintings they contain - the 'Windsor Beauties' of Peter Lely and 'Hampton Court Beauties' of Godfrey Kneller, The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned exhibition at the Palace explored the notions of beauty, sexual attractiveness and portraiture in these paintings of Charles II's mistresses. This book, which originally accompanied the exhibition, explores those themes through a whole range of 17th century painting. ...more
 

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Paul Sandby


Picturing Britain

John Bonehill; Stephen Daniels

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Thames & Hudson 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

Widely considered the father of the English watercolour, Paul Sandby (1731-1809) painted rural landscapes, ruined abbeys, royal parks and scenes of evWidely considered the father of the English watercolour, Paul Sandby (1731-1809) painted rural landscapes, ruined abbeys, royal parks and scenes of everyday life throughout Britain. Published in conjunction with a bicentenary exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum, this superb catalogue raisonne provides a full overview of his career. With more than 100 colour plates, it examines how Sandby's paintings paintings reflect the social and commercial development of the time, his influence on British art, and his seminal innovations in printmaking. ...more
 

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The Iconography of Islamic Art


Studies in Honor of Robert Hillenbrand

Bernard O'Kane

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Cairo University Press 2005
Hardback Illustrated
 

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Dogs


History, Myth, Art

Catherine Johns


Harvard University Press 2008
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Buddhist Sculpture in Clay


Early Westerns Himalayan Art, Late 10th to Earl 13th Centuries

Christian Lucanits


Serindia 2004
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Audubon


Early Drawings

Jean Audubon; Scott V Edwards


Harvard University Press 2008
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The Art of Small Things



John Mack


Harvard University Press 2007
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Showing that small really is beautiful, John Mack celebrates the world's tiniest artworks and the concentrated messages they convey in this delightfulShowing that small really is beautiful, John Mack celebrates the world's tiniest artworks and the concentrated messages they convey in this delightful compendium of wondrous, esoteric and sometimes weird miniatures from around the world. The 200 colour illustrations show items ranging from the Lewis chessmen and Roman and Indian engraved gemstones to modern shrunken heads and a Japanese engraving which fits 1,000 characters of miniature writing into an area of just one square inch....more
 

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Velazquez



Leah Kharibian


The National Gallery 2006
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JMW Turner


Brief Lives

Peter Ackroyd


Vintage 2006
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DANGER! Women Artists at Work



Debra N Mancoff


Merrell 2012
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The Bird in Art



Caroline Bugler


Merrell 2012
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Art Nouveau


Posters, Illustrations and Fine Art from the Glamorous Fin de Siede

Rosalind Ormistone; Michael Robinson


Flame Tree 2013
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Art Deco


The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration

Michael Robinson; Rosalind Ormiston


Flame Tree 2013
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European Influences on Celtic Art


Patrons and Artists

Lloyd Laing


Four Courts 2010
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Van Gogh


The Life

Steven Naifeh; Gregory White Smith


Profile 2011
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