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Buddha to Krishna

Life and Times of George Keyt

by Yashodhara Dalmia

<p>This book traces the emergence of modernism in art in South Asia by exploring the work of the iconic artist George Keyt. Closely interwoven with his life, Keyt’s art reflects the struggle and triumph of an artist with very little support or ...

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Camille Corot: 195 Plates

by Maria Peitcheva

<p>Jean Baptiste Camille Corot was French painter and draftsman. Of the painters classed in the Barbizon school it is probable that Corot will live the longest, and will continue to occupy the highest position. In his first style he painted ...

ISBN: 9788892558380

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Canaletto: 192 Colour Plates

by Maria Peitcheva

<p>Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of landscapes of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching. Much of Canaletto's early artwork was painted &quot;from nature&quot;, differing from the then ...

ISBN: 9788892574922

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Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic

by Brenda Beckman-Long

<p>Throughout her literary and critical career, Canadian writer Carol Shields (1935–2003) resisted simple categorization. Her novels are elegant puzzles that confront the reader with the ambiguity of meaning and narrative, yet their position ...

ISBN: 9781442663459

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Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape

Second Edition

by Joseph Leo Koerner

<p>Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is heralded as the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, and Europe’s first truly modern artist. His mysterious and melancholy landscapes, often peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments

ISBN: 9781861897503

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Cezanne: 220 Colour Plates

by Maria Tsaneva & Blagoy Kiroff

Paul Cézanne forms the connection linking late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new contour of Cubism. Matisse and Picasso together recognize that "Cezanne is the father of all us," so that his contribution to modern art ...

ISBN: 9786050402711

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Charles Demuth: 137 Colour Plates

by Maria Peitcheva

<p>Charles Henry Buckius Demuth (1883 – 1935) was an American watercolorist who turned to oils late in his career, developing a style of painting known as Precisionism.<br /> Demuth was a lifelong resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He ...

ISBN: 9788892585034

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Childe Hassam: Selected Paintings (Colour Plates)

by Maura Fearn

<p>Frederick Childe Hassam (1859 – 1935) was an American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American ...

ISBN: 9788826099095

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Chinese Art

A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

by Patricia Bjaaland Welch

<p><strong>With over 630 striking color photos and illustrations, this Chinese art guide focuses on the rich tapestry of symbolism which makes up the basis of traditional Chinese art.</strong></p> <p><em>Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and ...

ISBN: 9781462906895

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Chinese Wood Sculptures of the 11th to 13th centuries: Images of Water-moon Guanyin in Northern Chinese Temples and Western Collections

by Rösch, Petra

Chinese Buddhist wooden sculptures of Water-moon Guanyin, a Bodhisattva sitting in a leisurely reclining pose on a rocky throne, are housed in Western collections and are thus removed from their original context(s). Not only are most of them of ...

ISBN: 9783838256627

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Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

<p>The late Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, curator of Indian art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, uniquely combined art historian, philosopher, orientalist, linguist, and expositor in his person. His knowledge of the arts and handcrafts of the Orient

ISBN: 9781787208483

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Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

by Louise Tythacott

<p>In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the &quot;Summer Palace,&quot; ...

ISBN: 9781351624893

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Complete Works of Meta Davis Cumberbatch

by Peter Maynard

<p data-version='1.1'>Mrs. Cumberbatch was a classical pianist, writer, composer, actress, and teacher who had been born in Trinidad and Tobago to Vincentian parents. She studied medicine in Britain before she transferred to the Royal Academy of

ISBN: 9789769526204

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Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

by Nathan J. Timpano

<p>This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, one informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in ...

ISBN: 9781315413679

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Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

Creative Retreat

by Sarah Lowndes

<p>This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener ...

ISBN: 9781351777872

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Contemporary British Ceramics and the Influence of Sculpture

Monuments, Multiples, Destruction and Display

by Laura Gray

<p>This book investigates how British contemporary artists who work with clay have managed, in the space of a single generation, to take ceramics from niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery. This ...

ISBN: 9781351626408

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Contemporary Chinese Art

A Critical History

by Paul Gladston

<p>Since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping’s policy of Opening and Reform in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has undergone a liberalization of culture that has led to the production of numerous forms of avant-garde, experimental, and ...

ISBN: 9781780233086

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Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture

Making and Being Made

by Corey Dzenko & Theresa Avila

<p>Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this edited volume examines the role of visual art and visual culture as sites for the construction and contestation of both state-sanctioned and cultural

ISBN: 9781351260268

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Corita Kent

Gentle Revolutionary of the Heart

by Rose Pacatte, FSP

<p>Corita Kent, an American nun and pop artist, led a life of creativity and love that took her in unexpected directions. In this engaging portrait, Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, offers an in-depth look at Corita Kent, gentle revolutionary of the ...

ISBN: 9780814646861

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Cornelis De Vos: Drawings & Paintings (Annotated)

by Raya Yotova

<p>Cornelis de Vos was a Flemish painter, master of drawings and art dealer. He has been one of the leading portraits in Antwerp and is best known for his brilliant technique in pictures, especially portraits of children and families. De Vos has

ISBN: 9788829590407

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