Graphic Worlds of Peter Bruegel the Elder

Author: H. Arthur Klein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 812

Unique survey of best works by16th-century Flemish printmaker presents 64 engravings and one woodcut, each accompanied by an informative essay. Subjects include landscapes, ships and the sea, peasants, humor, and religion.

The Measure of Reality

Quantification in Western Europe, 1250-1600

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 457

Profiles the time in European history when people believed that time, space, and distance could be measured, given a number, broken into smaller pieces, and studied.

Art Books

A Basic Bibliography of Monographs on Artists

Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 542

View: 690

This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Organized around the six needs of mourning that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace to find continued meaning in life and living, this book offers reflective passages for each need that help mourners work through their thoughts and feelings.

Will Bradley: His Graphic Art

A Collection of His Posters, Illustrations, Typographic Designs & Decorations

Author: Will Bradley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 97

View: 277

A marvelous collection of work by the leading American designer of Art Nouveau and among first to realize its commercial possibilities. Includes 97 examples of Bradley's finest work as artist, illustrator, type designer, advertiser, and printer. 8 plates reproduced in full color, 19 in two colors. Autobiographical notes.

The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe

Author: David Buisseret

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 474

In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest seeks to understand this development - not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. Taking as a starting point the question of why there were so few maps in Europe in 1400 and so many by 1650, the book explores the reasons for this and its implications for European history. It examines, inter al, how mapping and military technology advanced in tandem, how modern states' territories were mapped and borders drawn up, the role of maps in shaping the urban environment, and cartography's links to the new sciences.

Drawings of William Blake

92 Pencil Studies

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 14

View: 557

The artist and poet are clearly revealed in these reproductions of Blake's pencil drawings

The Raven

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 899

All 27 of Doré's masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of Poe's celebrated poem. Apposite quotations from the poem printed on facing pages; complete text also included.

The Vibrant Metropolis

88 Lithographs

Author: George Bellows

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 252

This handsome volume is an original selection of Bellow's best lithographs depicting a wide array of subjects, from portraits and nudes to street life and prize fighting. Brilliantly executed, richly evocative works include Nude in a Bed, Evening, In the Subway, Dempsey Through the Ropes, and Base Hospital.

A Manual of Historic Ornament

Author: Richard Glazier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 148

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations, 16 plates of photographs.