Monet in Giverny
Landscapes of Reflection
With the focus on a select group of twelve paintings, among them Le Bassin des Nymphéas (1904), and Wisteria Number 1 and 2 (1920), this catalogue of an exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum examines aspects of Monet’s work including the depiction of water and the sanctuary of Giverny during the First World War, and ends with an article on Monet and his garden written in 1891 by the French art critic Octave Mirbeau.
Dutch and Flemish Paintings
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Dulwich Picture Gallery in London holds one of the finest collections of 17th- and 18th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world. This catalogue, organized alphabetically by artist, features over 220 landscapes, portraits, Biblical and allegorical scenes, and still lifes. Among the highlights are Rembrandt’s Girl at a Window and Van Dyck’s Samson and Delilah. After describing the history of the collection, the authors provide a short biography of each artist and detail the origin, provenance and symbolism of their paintings.
Highlights from The Tanenbaum Collection
The Tanenbaum Collection comprises over 200 important 19th-century paintings and sculptures by European artists, including Léon Bonnat, Frank Brangwyn, James Tissot and Henry Raeburn. Celebrating the gift of the collection to the Hamilton Art Gallery in Canada, this catalogue discusses 75 works ranging widely in subject matter and style – from religious paintings by Gustave Doré to Constantin Meunier’s sculpture of The Dockhand. Alison McQueen provides a brief introduction and detailed commentaries.
Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
Raphael’s most haunting painting has tantalized art-lovers for centuries. Published to accompany a major US exhibition, this illustrated study explains the portrait’s historical context, its links to Petrarch’s poetry, and its relation to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.
British Ceramics 1675–1825
The Mint Museum is located in North Carolina, but its Delhom collection includes early British stoneware, earthenware and 18th-century porcelain. The 200 pieces in this publication have been selected for their particular qualities, catalogued with detailed descriptions alongside colour photographs and categorized by production material. As well as a wide range of tableware, with examples of cauliflower ware, more unusual pieces include ceramic busts of famous 18th-century faces, figurines, pickle stands, potpourri vases, candlesticks and a wall pocket.
Gods and Heroes
Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Founded in the 17th century, the École is one of Europe's greatest cultural institutions, and has had a profound impact on Western visual culture. It has also amassed an extraordinary collection of art, by its students and masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, Poussin and Rembrandt. In three essays and more than 200 catalogue entries, this book tells the story of both the school and those whose drawings, sculptures and paintings it holds, including leading French artists such as David, Fragonard and Ingres.
Louis C Tiffany and the Art of Devotion
This exhibition catalogue focuses on the church decorations and memorials produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios for many of America's leading congregations – Protestant, Catholic and Jewish. In addition to the well-known stained-glass windows, Tiffany created entire interior designs including mosaics, floors, lighting, furniture, altarpieces, pulpits, candlesticks, headstones, vestments and jewellery. The lavishly produced catalogue includes preliminary designs, cartoons and sketches, as well as archive photographs of finished pieces, many never before published.