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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
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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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The History of Stained Glass


The Art of Light, Medieval to Contemporary

Virginia Chieffo Raguin; Mary Clerkin Higgins


Thames & Hudson 2008
Paperback Illustrated
 

Described by the Sunday Times as 'full of brilliantly photographed windows and an illuminating text', this history of stained glass covers a millenniuDescribed by the Sunday Times as 'full of brilliantly photographed windows and an illuminating text', this history of stained glass covers a millennium in which pictorial windows first formed an integral part of architectural planning, then fell from favour before being successfully revived in the 19th century, so that they can now be found in mosques, shopping malls and sports centres. The authors examine both the overall effect of these windows and the artistry apparent in their finest details. ...more
 

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The Queen's House, Greenwich



Pieter van der Merwe


Scala/Royal Museums Greenwich 2012
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Built by Inigo Jones between 1616 and 1638, the Queen's House at Greenwich is a structure of seminal importance: it introduced the Palladian style intBuilt by Inigo Jones between 1616 and 1638, the Queen's House at Greenwich is a structure of seminal importance: it introduced the Palladian style into England, and forms the focal point of Wren's Royal Naval Hospital. Richly illustrated with historic paintings, prints and modern colour photographs, this book traces the history of the house from its inception to its present role as the National Maritime Museum, and sheds fascinating light on its many illustrious inhabitants. ...more
 

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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion


The Conde Nast Years, 1923-1937

William A Ewing; Todd Brandow


Thames & Hudson 2007
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Edward Steichen had helped elevate the status of photography as an art form in the early 20th century and was already famous when he became chief photEdward Steichen had helped elevate the status of photography as an art form in the early 20th century and was already famous when he became chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair in 1923. Introducing a bold graphic style to fashion photography, more in tune with the modernist avant-garde of the day, his work for Conde Nast revolutionized the genre. This beautifully prepared exhibition catalogue reproduces 245 photographs, including both fashion images and iconic portraits of leading figures in contemporary culture. ...more
 

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Paul Sandby


Picturing Britain

John Bonehill; Stephen Daniels

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Thames & Hudson 2010
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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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Children's Costume


The Complete Historical Sourcebook

John Peacock


Thames & Hudson 2009
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Tracing the history of children's fashions from ancient times to the present day, this sourcebook comprises over 1,000 specially drawn examples of theTracing the history of children's fashions from ancient times to the present day, this sourcebook comprises over 1,000 specially drawn examples of the clothes children of various ages wore at different periods, with accompanying text detailing every aspect of their apparel, including accessories. Concluding with a simplified time chart and a bibliography, this is a colourful, authoritative, but also very accessible reference for designers, historians and collectors. ...more
 

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The Worlds of Johann Sebastian Bach


An Aston Magna Academy Book

Raymond Erickson

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Amadeus 2009
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Venice: The Grand Canal


Righthand Side from Santa Lucia Station to San Marco

Daniele Resini


Vianello Libri 2004
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The Secret Life of Musical Notation


Defying Interpretive Traditions

Roberto Poli


Amadeus 2010
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Schubert's Theatre of Song


A Listener's Guide

Mark Ringer


Amadeus 2009
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Rome from the Ground Up



James HS McGregor


Harvard University Press 2005
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Puccini


A Listener's Guide

John Bell Young


Amadeus 2008
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London: The Thames


North Bank from Kew Bridge to Canary Wharf

Richard Holt


Vianello Libri 2008
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Liszt


A Listener's Guide to His Piano Works

John Bell Young


Amadeus 2009
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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
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