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Visual Art
Painting, Sculpture and other art books


  
Rodin - Eros and Creativity
by Rainer F. Crone
Large Softcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), whose status as the greatest sculptor of the late nineteenth century is undisputed, belongs among the few artists whose frame is based equally upon public and critical acclaim. Rodin's espousal of the erotic, his depiction of it  [ more ]

  
Strapless
John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
by Deborah Davis
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to  [ more ]

  
John Singer Sargent - The Sensualist
by Trevor Fairbrother
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
The art of John Singer Sargent is extraordinarily sensual in its evocation of textures, atmosphere, body gestures, and light. In this beautiful book, Trevor Fairbrother argues that viewing the artist as a sensualist connects otherwise conflicting elements of his oeuvre  [ more ]

  
The Art of Romare Bearden
by Ruth E. Fine
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
One of America's most innovative artists, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) made colorful and passionate images that reflected his life in a time of creative ferment. His influences ranged from the old masters to African art, as well as the world around  [ more ]

  
A Garden for Art
Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum
by Valerie Fletcher
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
The Hirshhorn Museum's sculpture garden provides a contemplative haven in the heart of Washington. More than sixty sculptures in a broad range of styles dating from the 1880s through the 1960s are displayed in it, while another dozen sculptures from  [ more ]

  
Artemisia Gentileschi
The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art
by Mary D. Garrard
Large Softcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This first full-length study of her life and work  [ more ]

  
Diego Rivera by Pete Hamill
Coffee Table Book
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Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was the greatest Mexican painter of the century -- an audacious muralist, voracious lover, and ardent leftist who befriended Pablo Picasso, married Frida Kahlo, and quarreled with Leon Trotsky. Pete Hamill, a best-selling novelist and one of  [ more ]

  
Elizabeth Catlett - An American Artist in Mexico
by Melanie Anne Herzog
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
Elizabeth Catlett, born in Washington, DC, in 1915, is widely acknowledged as a major presence in African American art, and her work is celebrated as a visually eloquent expression of African American identity and pride in cultural heritage. But this  [ more ]

  
Elizabeth Catlett - IIn the Image of the People
by Melanie Anne Herzog
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.95 
Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915) played an influential role in America's African American and Mexico's revolutionary art communities in the mid-twentieth century. Catlett studied at the University of Iowa (where she briefly worked with Grant Wood),  [ more ]

  
Basquiat - A Quick Killing in Art
by Phoebe Hoban
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat was the Jimi Hendrix of the art world: in less than a decade he went from being a teenage graffiti writer to an international art star; he was dead of a drug overdose at age twenty-seven. Phoebe  [ more ]


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