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A Fool's Paradise: The Art of Tom Miller By Nicholas West
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A full color catalogue with essays by exhibition curator Nicholas West, Tom Miller and Thomas Hall documents the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery exhibition, “A Fool’s Paradise: The Art of... More > Tom Miller.” In the exhibition, Miller, working in the realm of magical realism, reproduces his physical and psychological experiences in the small Mexican village of La Antigua, a place where the forces of ancient magic and modernity collide and where the present inhabitants live side by side with the specters of the past in the sweltering heat of the jungle. The coalescence of Miller’s personal symbolic world combined with ancient cultural and historical references weaves a tale of a profound and fantastical journey upriver through history, mythology and contemporary culture. Through drawings, painting, collages and mixed media objects, Miller brings his audience along for the experience of a place where myth and reality are constantly shifting.< Less
Peter Lely: Drawings Colour Plates By Maria Peitcheva
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Sir Peter Lely (1618 –1680) was a painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. Lely studied painting in... More > Haarlem, where he may have been apprenticed to Pieter de Grebber. He arrived in London in around 1641, which was marked by the death of Anthony van Dyck in December. His early English paintings, mainly mythological or religious scenes, or portraits set in a pastoral landscape, show influences from Anthony van Dyck and the Dutch baroque. Lely's portraits were well received, and he succeeded Anthony van Dyck as the most fashionable portrait artist in England. Lely played a significant role in introducing the mezzotint to Britain, as he realized its possibilities for publicizing his portraits. He encouraged Dutch mezzotinters to come to Britain to copy his work, laying the foundations for the English mezzotint tradition.< Less
Vermeer: Portraits of a Lifetime By Lawrence R. Spencer
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"Vermeer: Portraits of A Lifetime" is a revolutionary reexamination of the mystique and mythology surrounding the 17th Century Dutch Master painter, Johannes Vermeer. For the first time... More > in over 300 years names of people who posed for his paintings are identified. An unknown portrait of Vermeer, painted by his friend, Gerard ter Borch, is exposed. This book is an empathetic retrospective, built on observations that reveal answers to dozens of speculations about his paintings, his wife, his daughters, and contemporaries who were the subjects of his art, and with whom he shared his brief life in Delft. Researched and written by Lawrence R. Spencer, author and master oil painter who, without training, "remembered" how to paint at the age of 30.< Less
John Waterhouse: 130 Paintings By Jessica Findley
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John William Waterhouse (1849 - 1917) was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. He worked several decades after the break-up of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which had... More > seen its heyday in the mid-nineteenth century, leading him to have gained the moniker of "the modern Pre-Raphaelite". Borrowing stylistic influences not only from the earlier Pre-Raphaelites but also from his contemporaries, the Impressionists, his artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. In 1895 Waterhouse was elected to the status of full Academician. He taught at the St. John's Wood Art School, joined the St John's Wood Arts Club, and served on the Royal Academy Council.< Less
The Gemma Arterton Handbook - Everything you need to know about Gemma Arterton By Elicia Bynd
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know right away this book covers: Everything about Gemma Arterton, her hit films, and all of Gemma... More > Artertons work; Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV serial), St Trinian's (2007 film), St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, The Little Dog Laughed, Burden of Desire, Capturing Mary, Three and Out, RocknRolla, Quantum of Solace, The Boat That Rocked, Clash of the Titans (2010 film), The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film), Tamara Drewe (film), Lost in Austen, Tess of the d'Urbevilles (TV series), List of James Bond allies in Quantum of Solace, Io (mythology), Elizabeth Bennet, Tamara Drewe< Less
Vermeer: Portraits of A Lifetime By Lawrence R. Spencer
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"Vermeer: Portraits of A Lifetime" is a revolutionary reexamination of the mystique and mythology surrounding the 17th Century Dutch Master painter, Johannes Vermeer. For the first time... More > in over 300 years names of people who posed for his paintings are identified. An unknown portrait of Vermeer, painted by his friend, Gerard ter Borch, is exposed. This book is an empathetic retrospective, built on observations that reveal answers to dozens of speculations about his paintings, his wife, his daughters, and contemporaries who were the subjects of his art, and with whom he shared his brief life in Delft. The PDF version of this book includes full color plates of each of the remaining works of Vermeer. The paperback version contains black and white plates of each of his paintings. Researched and written by Lawrence R. Spencer, author and master oil painter who, without training, "remembered" how to paint at the age of 30.< Less
John William Waterhouse: Paintings By Daniel Coenn
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John William Waterhouse was an English painter famous for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. His early works were not Pre-Raphaelite in nature, but were of classical themes in the spirit of... More > Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton. He painted several decades after the break-up of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Borrowing stylistic influences not only from the earlier Pre-Raphaelites but also from his contemporaries, the Impressionists, his artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. John William Waterhouse created several high quality paintings during his life time. Some of his famous works include A Naiad, Consulting the Oracle, Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, the Lady of Shallot, Ophelia, the Enchanted Garden, and many more.< Less
Guido Reni: 185 Colour Plates By Maria Peitcheva
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Guido Reni (1575 – 1642) was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style and popular religious works and critically acclaimed mythological scenes. He was a quintessentially classical academic but... More > he was also one of the most elegant painters in the annals of art history. He was constantly seeking an absolute, rarefied perfection which he measured against classical Antiquity and Raphael. Because of this, over the years the Bolognese painter has been in and out of fashion, depending on the tastes of the times. He was very popular in eighteenth century, bit in the nineteenth century the violent criticism of John Ruskin broke down his reputation. However even his enemies cannot deny the exceptional technical quality of his work nor the clarity of his supremely assured and harmonious brushwork.< Less
Cranach the Elder By Maria Peitcheva
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Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his... More > portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cause he embraced with enthusiasm, becoming a close friend of Martin Luther. He also painted religious subjects, first in the Catholic tradition, and later trying to find new ways of conveying Lutheran religious concerns in art. He continued throughout his career to paint nude subjects drawn from mythology and religion. Following the huge international success of Dürer's prints, other German artists, much more than Italian ones, devoted their talents to woodcuts and engravings. This accounts for the comparative unproductiveness as painters of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger, and also may explain why Cranach was not especially skilled at handling color, light, and shade.< Less
Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten (hardcover color version) By Carl Callaway
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American Sculptor Joan W. Patten (1924-2005) lived and traveled extensively throughout Guatemala from 1965-1982. The Guatemalan government granted Joan official, carte blanche permission to make... More > molds, casts and replicas of ancient Preclassic (1500 BC-250 AD) and Classic (AD 250-900) Maya relief sculpture. Her replicas of Maya stelae currently stand in Guatemala’s Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, the National Zoo and at the Museo Popol Vuh gardens at Francisco Marroquín University. In addition to the replicas, she executed hundreds of rubbings in oils on colored fabric. With a sculptor’s touch and infinite patience, she rendered images onto cloth that are remarkably sharp in detail and line. The rubbings include images that preserve an abundance of information about Maya sculptural traditions, iconography, hieroglyphic writing, mythology and history.< Less

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The Auctioneer's Apprentice  A Parable For Living An Abundant Life The Auctioneer's... By Chad Coe
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