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Byzantium
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Byzantium

By Cyril A. Mango

This book is in very good condition. There is very little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and very little fraying on the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "All empires have ruled over a diversity of peoples and in this respect the Byzantine Empire was no exception. Had its constituent population been reasonably well fused, had it been united in accepting the Empire's dominant civilization, it would hardly have been necessary to devote a chapter to this topic. It so happens, however, that even before the beginning of the Byzantine period - indeed, when the grand edifice of Rome started to show its first cracks towards the end of the second century AD - the various nations under Roman sway tended to move apart and assert their individuality. The rise of the Christian religion, far from healing this rift by the introduction of a universal allegiance, only accentuated it. We must, therefore, begin with the question: Who were the 'Byzantines'? In an attempt to answer it we shall undertake a rapid tour of the Empire, noting as we proceed the populations of the various provinces and the languages spoken by them. The time I have chosen is about 560 AD, shortly after the recovery by the Emperor Justinian of large parts of Italy and North Africa and several decades before the major ethnographic changes that were to accompany the disintegration of the Early Byzantine State...." - Chapter One from Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome

$40.70

A Medieval Book of Seasons
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A Medieval Book of Seasons

By Marie Collins and Virginia Davis

This book is in very good condition. There are several tears on the dust jacket, but it still is in good condition. The cover boards have little to no wear on the front,back,spine and edges of the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. " The later middle ages were an exciting and vibrant period – merchants traveled from the east with exotic spices in rich silks, artists developed theories of perspective and exploited new approaches to drawing and painting, and Norma Slate innovative and elaborate buildings were designed and built, universities were expanding, and many other cultural developments came thick and fast. This is not to disguise the fact that there were many unpleasant aspects to life; it could certainly be 'nasty, brutish and short', but the middle ages or not, anymore than any other., A time of unalloyed misery and repression...." - Introduction: The Natural Cycle from A Medieval Book of Seasons

$36.18

Art Of Ancient Egypt
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Art Of Ancient Egypt

By Kazimierz Michalowski

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some minor wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The pages are dog-eared throughout the book, but they are clear of any markings. The slip case is in good condition and has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. "This book requires a few words of explanation by way of introduction; it does not resemble the usual survey of Egyptian art, nor has it the characters of a textbook. It was conceived as the successor to the first volume in third series, Treasures of Prehistoric Art by A. Leroy Gourhan, on which it has been modeled in some respects...." - Foreword from Art Of Ancient Egypt

$43.48

The Hudson River And Its Painters
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The Hudson River And Its Painters

By John K. Howat

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges but is in good condition. The cover boards are in very good condition. The pages are crisp and clear of any markings. "Throughout history the natural landscape has inspired the artistic expression of man. Thus it is not surprising that a region so richly endowed with great natural beauty as the Hudson River Valeey should have produced countless individual works of art, poetry, and music. One of the most important contributions to the development of American artistic tradition is the work of a group of landscape painters of the last century known as the Hudson River school...." - Preface from The Hudson River And Its Painters

$37.23

A History of American Art
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A History of American Art

By Daniel M. Mendelowitz

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corner of the cover. There is some dog-earring on the right corner pages of the book. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This is a history of the visual arts produced in the geographical area that now constitutes the United States. Such a book is difficult to title. A History of United States Art sounds awkward and logically might even be construed to exclude the arts of the colonial period. Thus, with apologies to our northern and southern neighbors, I use the title A History of American Art, knowing full well that the terms America and the United States are not synonymous...." - Preface from A History of American Art

$9.56

Drawing Scenery for Theater, Film and Television
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Drawing Scenery for Theater, Film and Television

By Rich Rose

This book is in very good condition. The cover has some wear. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. The previous owners stamp is affixed to the title page. "Unlike the lighting designer who must talk his or her way through design ideas with the director and other designers, the scenic designer can present more concrete evidence of what shape the set might eventually take. This evidence can take the form of a model, rendering or sketch, depending on the stage of the discussions, the complexity of the design or the preference of the designer. There is certainly nothing like a three-dimensional model for communicating the true volume and relationships of elements in the performance space...." - from Drawing Scenery for Theater, Film and Television

$4.99

Peter Brueghel
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Peter Brueghel

By Gustav Gluck

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The pages are crisp and clear do any markings. "Peter Brueghel, th Elder, who is sometimes known as Peasant Brueghel, is generally acclaimed today as one of the greatest and most original artists of all time. Still, it is questionable whether we are able to understand him fully or to interpret his work correctly. So unusual and so overwhelming is his art, so many-sided his genius that, while it commands our attention in every respect, it cannot but provoke many difficult problems of interpretation...." - from Peter Brueghel: the Elder

$24.06

American Art Nouveau
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American Art Nouveau

By Diane Chalmers Johnson

This book is in good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear. There is no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing but are clear of any markings. "Original Definition The term "Art Nouveau" entered the vocabulary of art when Samuel Bing opened his first Salon de l' Art Nouveau in Paris on December 26, 1895, presenting to the public the first representative collection of works in what he considered a "new style." He later wrote that "really the title of the salon should have been 'Le Renouveau dans l'Art'...." Introduction from American Art Nouveau

$49.34

Language of Art
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Language of Art

By Rosie Sandifer

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket shows no sign of wear. There is no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards, The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. The author has signed her name and statement on the front cover page. "Few painters sculpt - Degas and Renoir, late in their lives, and Picasso - but few others. And, while most sculptors draw, few are serious about painting. The exceptions are Giacometti, Marini, and of course, Michelangelo...." - Foreword from Language of Art

$32.13

Art Nouveau Bing
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Art Nouveau Bing

By Gabriel P Weisberg

This book is in very good condition. There is minor wear on the dust cover and little to no wear at all on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp and free of any markings. "Perhaps because it seems so close in time to our own experience, many art lovers feel a special kinship with the turn of the century. We speak of fin-de siecle artists almost as if we know them, and a large body of scholarly work exists covering nearly every conceivable aspect of the late nineteenth-century philosophy, sociology, and art. Given that, it is a rare and remarkable opportunity when one finds something new and unknown about the late 1800's, a privilege we at the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service are pleased to share with everyone who reads this book and visits the exhibition Art Nouveau Bing...." - Foreword from Art Nouveau Bing: Paris Style 1900

$36.49

Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great (14 Volume Set and Guide Book)
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Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great (14 Volume Set and Guide Book)

By Elbert Hubbard

This almost antiquarian book set is in good condition. The front, back, spine, and edges are worn considerably on all volumes. The corners of all the volumes are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned and the edges are tattered an torn. There are no visible marking in the volumes and they read perfectly. "The purpose of a guide-book is to direct you and give you bearings. When you go into a strange city, oftentimes you are bewildered by the many things to be seen, Where shall you begin? There is so much of it, and all so wonderful! How can you take it all in? The fourteen volumes of Elbert Hubbard's masterpiece, Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, are like a rich walled city, of spires, cathedrals, palaces and art galleries, with winding streets and fragrant courtyards full of vivid personalities...." - Foreword from Guide Book for Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great

$271.25

The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ
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The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

By Joseph Rhymer

This book is in very good condition.There is little to no wear on the cover boards and no bumping. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "The four books of the New Testament called 'gospels' only make full sense if the many stories and incidents in them are related to the central theme: who Jesus was, what he achieved and how this affected everyday life. A modern reader does not have to accept the beliefs of the first Christians, but without some awareness of what they did believe about Jesus of Nazareth much of the gospel material will seem incomprehensible, or at best a mere collection of legends...." - Introduction from The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

$10.95

Stained Glass
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Stained Glass

By Laurence Lee, George Seddon, Francis Sephens

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, and the spine. There is minimal wear on the edges and the corners are slightly bumped. The back of the cover board does have two dents in it, and the top of the cover board and spine are discolored. The pages are crisp, clean and white and free from markings. The binding is tight and solid. "Stained glass is unique among the arts of the world because of the relationship That exists between glass and light. We see colour on a painted surface through the reflection of light; the colour we see in a stained- glass window is from the light refracted through it. The colours of the glass are deadened by reflected light, and when darkness falls a stained-glass window cannot be brought to life." - Stained Glass

$12.24

Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt
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Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt

By Colta Feller Ives

This book is in good condition.The dust cover has some wear, but over all it's in good condition also.the dust cover has some tears and stains on the bottom front cover and spine. There are are no markings inside the book. The pages are just beginning to yellow an tan. "Giovanni Domenico Theopolo's set of twenty-seven etchings entitled Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt is perhaps the most enchanting of his printmaking accomplishments. Within the history of printed scenes of Christ's life, which began in the fifteenth century, this series is probably unique in format; there is no other depiction known of the Flight into Egypt in such an extended sequence.Beyond this novel aspect, the set reveals the inspiration of Tiepolo's native Venice-her sunny skies and sparkling lagoons, her passion for theatrical spectacles, her artistic heritage of pageant masters. The joyous effects of light, space, and air in these prints reflect the achievements of the eighteenth-century Venetian etchers whose characteristic broken lines captured their city's shimmering atmosphere." - Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt

$10.31

Metropolitan Seminars In Art (Twelve Volume Set & Three Volume Set)
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Metropolitan Seminars In Art (Twelve Volume Set & Three Volume Set)

By John Canaday

This set of twelve volume books and three volume books is in fair condition. The covers, corners, edges and spines are worn. The spines on Portfolio 1-4, 6, 7, 10-12, A, B, and C are cracked and loose. However, the inside pages are crisp and clean. Most importantly, The color prints in each Portfolio are in perfect condition. The individual books in these volume set are: Portfolio 1 - What Is A Painting?: Contains 11 Full Color Plates (Prints) Portfolio 2 - Realism: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 3 - Expressionism: Contains 11 Full Color Plates Portfolio 4 - Abstraction: Contains 11 Full Color Photos Portfolio 5 - Composition As Pattern: Contains 11 Full Color Plates Portfolio 6 - Composition As Structure: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 7 - Composition As Expression: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 8 - Fresco: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 9 - Tempera And Oil: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio 10 - Water Color, Pastel, And Prints: 11 Full Color Prints; Plate 17 is missing. Portfolio 11 - The Artist As A Social Critic: 11 Full Color Plates; Plate 131 is missing Portfolio 12 - The Artist As A Visionary: 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio A - Glory And Grandeur: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio B - Earth, Heaven, And Hell: Contains 12 Full Color Plates Portfolio C - The World Rediscovered: Contains 12 Full Color Plates This multi-volume set will require additional postage.

$175.00

Impressionists & Impressionism
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Impressionists & Impressionism

By Maria and Godfrey Blunden

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the cover, edges and corners. The inside is clean of all markings. First Soft Cover Edition. "This book is designed to enable the reader with the help of faithful reproductions, to look at French Impressionist painting with a new vision, reinforced by the revolutionary experience and artistic tolerance and curiosity of our own times." - Impressionists & Impressionism

$9.96

Alexander King Presents Peter Altenberg's Evocations Of Love
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Alexander King Presents Peter Altenberg's Evocations Of Love

By Alexander King

This book is in very good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. There are marking on the inside of the front board and the front end page. The pages inside are crisp, fresh and clean . The dust cover has somw wear on the outside, edges and corners. Selection from the Austrian poet's works, arranged by Alexander King, consisting of short sketches, tales, and reminiscences. King has added comments and 100 drawings.

$62.50

My Journals and Sketchbooks
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My Journals and Sketchbooks

By Robinson Crusoe

This book is in good condition. The cover has some minimal wear and the corners are worn. The binding is tight and the pages inside are crisp, white and clean. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. "Today, the seventh May, 1684, I, Robinson Crusoe, once master and sole inhabitant of a lost island, here bring to an end my sketchbooks and my journal, in which for almost a quarter of a century I have told and pictured my strange adventures. May the story of my fortune set dreaming those who have the soul of a wanderer" - Robinson Crusoe

$13.77

History Of Art
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History Of Art

By H. W. Janson

This book is in fair condition. The cover has some wear and the lettering on the spine is worn, as well as the front cover. There is a rip in the cover at the bottom of the spine. The corners of the cover are worn also.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover, and a sticker is at the bottom. There is a marking at the top of the first page. The pages inside are yellowing, but the book is very much readable. Pages 189-195 are torn slightly. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. Horst Waldemar Janson (1913-1982), who published as H. W. Janson, was a Russian-born German-American professor of art history best known for his History of Art, which was first published in 1962 and has since sold more than four million copies in fifteen languages. Janson's signature contribution to the discipline of art history, specifically to the teaching of art history, is his survey text entitled simply History of Art, which become the standard by which current art history textbooks are measured.

$10.00

Pissarro
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Pissarro

By Christopher Lloyd

This book is as new as the day it was published. From the cover to the inside, it is in near perfect condition. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. "This book charts the evolution of his painting and celebrates his compositional brilliance, technical skill and innovatory approach. Forty-eight full-page colour plates, combined with Christopher Lloyd's illuminating text, constitute a superb introduction to the artist." - Pissarro: Colour Library

$10.94

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