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Wristwatch Annual 2013The definitive book for the collector of mechanical wristwatches, with complete information-including prices-on over 1,400 models made by more than 120 international brands. This fifteenth edition of the watch industry mainstay features over 1,400 of the world's most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. With Wristwatch Annual, collectors have a wealth ...
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The Clintons' War on WomenHillary Clinton is running for president as an advocate of women and girls, but there is another shocking side to her story that has been carefully covered up - until now. This stunning expose reveals for the first time how Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others - sexually, physically, and psychologically - in their scramble for power and wealth. In this groundbreaking book, New York ...
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Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonFully revised and expanded, this little volume gathers together the finest treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the oldest museums in America and one of the greatest encyclopedic museums in the world. Founded in 1870, the museum features Classical antiquities of exquisite beauty, rare and beautiful Egyptian works, Asian holdings unrivaled in the West, and an outstanding French Impressionist and ...
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The Art of the PastelThe only comprehensive history of pastel art, beautifully illustrated with works both celebrated and little known The Art of the Pastel traces the evolution of this most appealing medium from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century - from its humble origins as a tool for sketching to the height of its popularity in Rococo portraiture, and its embrace by the Impressionists and Symbolists. Authors Thea Burns ...
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Art and ScienceThe dialogue between art and science has shaped both endeavors since antiquity. Artists have played a pioneering role in disciplines from engineering to medicine, while scientists have decisively influenced our visual culture with their discoveries. Authoritative, accessible, and abundantly illustrated, Art and Science explores the fascinating history of this dynamic interaction. This revised and updated second ...
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Fine Bonsai. Art and NatureBonsai trees, with a strong heritage in Japanese tradition, are the artistic miniatures of the plant world. Combining the natural and the artificial, they are as intricate as they are delicate. Each bonsai, in addition to resembling a full-size tree, must adhere to Japanese aesthetics of design and presentation, determined by centuries of example. In other words, bonsai are living sculptures. In this book, acclaimed ...
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RodinEssential for every art lover - the definitive new book on Rodin's life and work. With more than 350 pictures, many never before seen, Rodin reveals, in great beauty and detail, the genius of the man known as the father of modern sculpture. The stories of Rodin's sculptures, well known for their sense of fluidity and movement, are told through each stage of development from paster casts to the glorious end result. ...
Classic Wristwatches 2014-2015A fully illustrated price guide to vintage mechanical watches from more than 45 historically significant brands.
Now in its third edition, Classic Wristwatches is the ultimate resource for information on vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. For each of the 1,300 timepieces listed, the authors provide a color photograph; a description of the movement, case, and special features or ...
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Norman Rockwell. 332 Magazine CoversThis is a magnificent new printing of this classic album of Norman Rockwell's best-loved works. Norman Rockwell gave us a picture of America that was familiar - astonishingly so - and at the same time unique, because only he could bring it to life with such authority. Rockwell best expressed this vision of America in his justly famous cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, painted between 1916 and ...
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Greek and Roman MosaicsMosaic has been called "painting for eternity", and it is in fact one of the few arts of antiquity to survive in something like its original condition and variety. Mosaic pavements with geometric and figural motifs first appeared in Greece at the end of the fifth century BC and subsequently spread throughout the entire classical world, from the palaces of the Greco-Bactrian rulers of present-day Afghanistan ...
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American ImpressionismThis book has long satisfied the ever-growing passion for American Impressionism. It is the definitive study of the subject, filled with information and insight garnered through many years of far-ranging research. All the masterworks are here, from Childe Hassam's sun-drenched gardens to John Twachtman's snow-silenced landscapes, from Edmund Tarbell's coolly elegant ladies in dim, luxurious parlors to Frederick ...
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Joel Perlman: A Sculptor's JourneyAn elegantly produced volume which illustrates celebrated American metal sculptor Joel Perlman's finest works and relates them to his fascinating life story This handsomely illustrated book is the first monograph devoted to the work of Joel Perlman, an acclaimed sculptor in steel and bronze, whose works are represented in the permanent collections of America's top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of ...
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Norman Rockwell's Faith of AmericaMore than one hundred heartwarming illustrations, many in full color, by the acclaimed artist offer an inspirational portrait of uniquely American towns, families, traditions, and more, all captured with Rockwell's trademark understanding of everyday human existence.
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Pieter BruegelThe exciting recent rediscovery in Spain of a missing canvas by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-69) has jolted a revived public awareness of the great Flemish painter and his work. Best known for his amusing depictions of peasants, landscapes, and Bosch-like fantasies, Bruegel also created a wide range of highly original interpretations of religious themes in an era marked by religious controversies. Over ...
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Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968Pop Art was one of the most important artistic movements of the late twentieth century. Its adaptation of mediated, popular-culture imagery continues to influence artists, but until now, little attention has been paid to the important contributions that women made to the movement. Pop Art by women dealt less with direct consumerist critiques, instead subversively combating the stereotypical perceptions of women ...
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Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood FilmsFor four decades film historian Ira M.Resnick has been amassing a superb collection of 2,000 vintage movie posters and 1,500 stills, which has never before been published. In Starstruck he has selected forty stills and some two hundred of his best posters, organized in five sections: celebrated actresses and actors; renowned directors; classic films; and unremarkable movies with great graphic posters. Resnick's ...
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How to Photograph ChildrenFew parents can resist the urge to photograph every adorable stage of their children's lives, but most do it more lovingly than well. No matter how doting they are, too often the results are blurry, overexposed, and uninspired snapshots. Guide to Photographing Children offers practical, detailed, unintimidating advice to help transform parents' enthusiasm into memorable photographs that capture the child's own ...
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Egyptian Wall PaintingAncient Egyptian civilization developed its own highly individual manner of expressing visible and invisible worlds - earth and the domain of the gods - through distinctive "languages". This book presents an art, language, and culture of extraordinary richness.
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Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch is a stunningly illustrated, groundbreaking exploration of the work of Hieronymus Bosch, the Low Countries great visionary painter.
Four hundred little people frolic au naturel with overgrown songbirds and raspberries; a pudgy blue demon serenades a fashionable young couple with a tune piped through his own elongated nose; a knife-wielding set of disembodied ears stalks the damned through hell. ...
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Reflections of Nature: Paintings by Joseph RaffaelSun-dappled carp, radiant blossoms, and tumultuous waters are among the wonders and mysteries of nature captured in Joseph Raffaels brilliant close-up paintings.
At a time when beauty is much out of favor in the art world, Joseph Raffael has taken what some would consider the highly radical step of daring to paint beautiful pictures. Long one of contemporary arts most highly regarded painters, Raffael transforms ...
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