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This pioneering two-volume biography, first published in 1862, explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). As both journalist and historian, author Walter Thornbury (1828-76) has a light touch, yet he draws on a wide range of correspondence, sketchbooks, watercolours and etchings ...
The Life of J. M. W. Turner 2 Volume Set: Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians
This pioneering two-volume biography, first published in 1862, explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). As both journalist and historian, author Walter Thornbury (1828-76) has a light touch, yet he draws on a wide range of correspondence, sketchbooks, watercolours and etchings to give a detailed picture of Turner's artistic development and connections, and his increasingly eccentric character. Volume 1 traces the artist's progress from humble cockney beginnings to his establishment as a Royal Academician at the heart of the nineteenth-century art world. Volume 2 fills out the record by detailing the artist's relationships with patrons such as Lord Egremont of Petworth House, and such fellow Royal Academicians as the sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey. Advised by Ruskin not to try to 'mask the dark side' of his subject, Thornbury presents a rounded but still admiring picture of his hero.
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86.100000 USD

The Life of J. M. W. Turner 2 Volume Set: Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians

by Walter Thornbury
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The celebrated Victorian narrative painter William Powell Frith (1819-1909) was a born raconteur. His two-volume autobiography of 1887 ran to three editions in the same year. The third edition is reissued here, together with its supplementary volume of 1888. Frith was an ideal commentator on his age. He never lost ...
My Autobiography and Reminiscences 3 Volume Set
The celebrated Victorian narrative painter William Powell Frith (1819-1909) was a born raconteur. His two-volume autobiography of 1887 ran to three editions in the same year. The third edition is reissued here, together with its supplementary volume of 1888. Frith was an ideal commentator on his age. He never lost his early interest in literary and historical subjects, and moved in the highest artistic and literary circles. Yet he also saw himself as a man of the people. His most famous works were his 'modern-life' panoramas, Ramsgate Sands (1854), Derby Day (1858) and The Railway Station (1862). Discussing such projects, he reflects on everything from costume to portraiture, art dealers to female artists, and even picture frames.
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130.200000 USD

My Autobiography and Reminiscences 3 Volume Set

by William Powell Frith
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Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque (many of which are also reissued in this series). Moving in 1777 to become vicar of Boldre, Hampshire, he was able to endow two schools there with income from his successful writings. ...
Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views 2 Volume Set: Illustrated by the Scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire
Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque (many of which are also reissued in this series). Moving in 1777 to become vicar of Boldre, Hampshire, he was able to endow two schools there with income from his successful writings. He defined 'picturesque' as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. This two-volume work on forest trees, inspired by his New Forest home, was published in 1791. In his dedicatory address to his patron, William Mitford, Gilpin observes that his earlier experiences of the picturesque had been in mountainous or hilly areas; but in his walks and rides in the forest, he had become fascinated by the beauty of trees. In Volume 1 he discusses different forests and tree species, and in Volume 2 specific picturesque locations in the New Forest.
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75.600000 USD

Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views 2 Volume Set: Illustrated by the Scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire

by William Gilpin
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This remarkable book, and accompanying prints, is packaged in a sumptuous presentation box. It reveals the story of 40 of the world's most fascinating plants. The plants are explored through specially selected facsimile texts from the Archives at Kew and expert introductions, as well as exceptional and beautiful illustrations. The ...
The Botanical Treasury (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)
This remarkable book, and accompanying prints, is packaged in a sumptuous presentation box. It reveals the story of 40 of the world's most fascinating plants. The plants are explored through specially selected facsimile texts from the Archives at Kew and expert introductions, as well as exceptional and beautiful illustrations. The Botanical Treasury also includes 40 beautifully reproduced prints of the plants which can then be framed, allowing the reader to truly appreciate these magnificent plants.
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65.09 USD

The Botanical Treasury (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)

by Christopher Mills
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The reference book for contemporary design presents today's best projects in communication design on more than 1,000 pages. Browse through the latest developments in the industry and behold innovative works and outstanding campaigns from the fields of advertising, marketing and more. Volume 1 comprises the wide range of creative achievements ...
International Yearbook Communication Design 2016/ 2017 2 vols
The reference book for contemporary design presents today's best projects in communication design on more than 1,000 pages. Browse through the latest developments in the industry and behold innovative works and outstanding campaigns from the fields of advertising, marketing and more. Volume 1 comprises the wide range of creative achievements in corporate design, brand design, packaging design, advertising, annual reports, publishing & print media, posters, typography, illustrations and social responsibility. Volume 2 features trends in spatial communication, including fair stands and retail design, film & animation, sound design, game design and interface design, as well as the latest apps, e-commerce and online developments together with projects of upcoming designers. Moreover, portraits of the best designers and a multimedia special DVD complete the standard work of international communication design.
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83.68 USD

International Yearbook Communication Design 2016/ 2017 2 vols

by Peter Zec
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Alexander Lindsay (1812-80) was the head of an aristocratic family who owned vast coalfields in Lancashire, generating enormous wealth. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he spent the majority of his time travelling in Italy, collecting, and writing on a variety of subjects, including art, the Indo-Aryan race and ...
Sketches of the History of Christian Art 3 Volume Set
Alexander Lindsay (1812-80) was the head of an aristocratic family who owned vast coalfields in Lancashire, generating enormous wealth. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he spent the majority of his time travelling in Italy, collecting, and writing on a variety of subjects, including art, the Indo-Aryan race and the Etruscans. This important work, published in three volumes in 1847, surveys Christian painting and sculpture. Addressing Romance literature of the Middle Ages, iconography and legends of the saints, the book's historical narrative is infused with the author's strong moral approach to the subject. Though derided by John Ruskin, the work strongly influenced aristocratic collecting, and remains relevant to readers interested in the Victorian construction of morals and artistic taste.
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143.20 USD

Sketches of the History of Christian Art 3 Volume Set

by Alexander William Crawford Lindsay
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Published in 1848, this two-volume work was received with great praise. During a celebrated career, Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) produced Shakespeare criticism, travel writing, biography, and art history, and was admired by contemporaries such as Mary Shelley and Thomas Carlyle. Taking an aesthetic rather than religious approach, the work is ...
Sacred and Legendary Art 2 Volume Set
Published in 1848, this two-volume work was received with great praise. During a celebrated career, Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) produced Shakespeare criticism, travel writing, biography, and art history, and was admired by contemporaries such as Mary Shelley and Thomas Carlyle. Taking an aesthetic rather than religious approach, the work is a study of the legends represented in Western art of the Middle Ages, ordered taxonomically. Though Jameson is considered the first professional female art critic, this is a reductive label; she was, rather, one of the great art critics of her age and her work is still of importance to art historians. The volumes are richly illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts and etchings.
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92.400000 USD

Sacred and Legendary Art 2 Volume Set

by Anna Jameson
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The Rossettis were one of the most remarkable and talented families in Victorian Britain. Of the two parents and three siblings, Dante Gabriel (1828-82) and Christina (1830-94) stood out, but throughout their lives they remained a tightly-knit unit. William Michael (1829-1919), who published this two-volume work in 1895, was the ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 2 Volume Set: His Family-Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
The Rossettis were one of the most remarkable and talented families in Victorian Britain. Of the two parents and three siblings, Dante Gabriel (1828-82) and Christina (1830-94) stood out, but throughout their lives they remained a tightly-knit unit. William Michael (1829-1919), who published this two-volume work in 1895, was the family record keeper and in the memoir of his brother we have an unmatched account of the family dynamic. He was not always candid about his brother's affairs but his biography is unparalleled for its fresh directness. Unlike all subsequent biographers, William wrote from the inside, and even if he was unable to tell the whole story, the intimate details of the day-to-day life of the great painter and poet have about them the ring of truth and authenticity. Volume 1 contains William's sympathetic memoir, while Volume 2 contains hundreds of Dante's letters to his family.
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97.650000 USD

Dante Gabriel Rossetti 2 Volume Set: His Family-Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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This comprehensive book gives an up-to-date survey of the relevant bioinspired computing research fields - such as evolutionary computation, artificial life, swarm intelligence and ant colony algorithms - and examines applications in art, music and design. The editors and contributors are researchers and artists with deep experience of the related ...
The Art of Artificial Evolution: A Handbook on Evolutionary Art and Music
This comprehensive book gives an up-to-date survey of the relevant bioinspired computing research fields - such as evolutionary computation, artificial life, swarm intelligence and ant colony algorithms - and examines applications in art, music and design. The editors and contributors are researchers and artists with deep experience of the related science, tools and applications, and the book includes overviews of historical developments and future perspectives.
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178.490000 USD

The Art of Artificial Evolution: A Handbook on Evolutionary Art and Music

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Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) is often called the first truly international British artist. This three-volume biography, published in 1843, two years after Wilkie's sudden death while on a tour of the Mediterranean, and containing extracts from his journals and letters, remains an indispensable source for his life and works. Born ...
The Life of Sir David Wilkie 3 Volume Set: With his Journals, Tours, and Critical Remarks on Works of Art
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) is often called the first truly international British artist. This three-volume biography, published in 1843, two years after Wilkie's sudden death while on a tour of the Mediterranean, and containing extracts from his journals and letters, remains an indispensable source for his life and works. Born in Scotland, Wilkie became a student at the Royal Academy in 1805, and in the following years the uncompromising realism of his scenes from rural life made his name known and attracted royal patronage: he was appointed 'the King's Limner in Scotland' by George IV. Travels in Europe and the Middle East enabled the study both of Old Masters and of the landscapes which had inspired them. This work was compiled by his friend, the poet and critic Allan Cunningham (1784-1842), who himself died shortly after correcting the proofs: it was seen through the press by his son.
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147.000000 USD

The Life of Sir David Wilkie 3 Volume Set: With his Journals, Tours, and Critical Remarks on Works of Art

by Allan Cunningham
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Microscopic Art Forms from the Plant World
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20.950000 USD

Microscopic Art Forms from the Plant World

by R. Anheisser
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Learn As You Play Flute
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22.30 USD

Learn As You Play Flute

by Peter Wastall
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Full Color Art Nouveau
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24.100000 USD

Full Color Art Nouveau

by Clip Art
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Il libro vuole saldare didattica e divulgazione su un tema di grande fascino come quello dei rapporti tra la matematica e l'espressione artistica cercando di andare oltre alle ovvieta che spesso circondano questo argomento, alle facili metafore, a esoterici misteri, con l'obiettivo di fornire un quadro concettuale matematico per quanto ...
Matematica E Arte: Forme del Pensiero Artistico
Il libro vuole saldare didattica e divulgazione su un tema di grande fascino come quello dei rapporti tra la matematica e l'espressione artistica cercando di andare oltre alle ovvieta che spesso circondano questo argomento, alle facili metafore, a esoterici misteri, con l'obiettivo di fornire un quadro concettuale matematico per quanto possibile rigoroso, accessibile a una cultura liceale, isolando quei temi per i quali non sia pretestuoso l'intreccio tra matematica e arte. Il Cd che accompagna il testo raccoglie il materiale didattico prodotto nella attivita laboratoriale con gli studenti: schede di lavoro, animazioni, film, pagine di geometria dinamica, e puo essere utilmente utilizzato da chi intenda riproporre nel proprio contesto didattico questa esperienza.
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31.450000 USD

Matematica E Arte: Forme del Pensiero Artistico

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Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume I with Myartslab and Pearson Etext
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206.220000 USD

Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume I with Myartslab and Pearson Etext

by David L Simon, Ann M Roberts, Joseph F Jacobs, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Walter B Denny, Penelope J E Davies
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Presenting two richly illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour ...
The Hobbit Sketchbook & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Presenting two richly illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour image embossed into the front board, each large-format volume overflows with hundreds of delicate pencil drawings and conceptual sketches, and dozens of haunting watercolour paintings, including many brand-new Hobbit paintings and drawings that take us deeper into the magical world of Bilbo Baggins. This very special set unlocks the secret of how Alan creates his own Middle-earth magic and provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien's vision. It is limited to a worldwide printing of just 3,000 numbered copies and each copy of The Hobbit Sketchbook has been personally signed by the artist.
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Learn As You Play Saxophone
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22.30 USD

Learn As You Play Saxophone

by Peter Wastall
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Learn As You Play Clarinet
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22.30 USD

Learn As You Play Clarinet

by Peter Wastall
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Bernhard Gal - Installations 1998 - 2004
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33.600000 USD

Bernhard Gal - Installations 1998 - 2004

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Corridor 8: Contemporary Visual Art and Writing: v. 2
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24.16 USD

Corridor 8: Contemporary Visual Art and Writing: v. 2

by Dr. Axel Lapp, Chris Watson, Iain Sinclair
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Learn As You Play Oboe
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22.30 USD

Learn As You Play Oboe

by Peter Wastall
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Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. ...
Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, on Several Parts of Great Britain 2 Volume Set: Particularly the High-Lands of Scotland
Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1789, this two-volume work forms part of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made in 1776, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, exploring the landscape of the Scottish Highlands via northern England, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings are included. The companion volumes of Gilpin's Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Volume 1 takes in such notable sites as the Grampian Mountains and Glencoe, while Volume 2 includes discussion of Loch Lomond and Dumbarton Rock.
65.100000 USD

Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, on Several Parts of Great Britain 2 Volume Set: Particularly the High-Lands of Scotland

by William Gilpin
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Before the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) committed suicide, he had left instructions that an account of his life should be published, using his autobiography up to 1820 and his letters and journals for the rest. The writer and dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-80) took on the editing, and the three-volume ...
Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Historical Painter 3 Volume Set: From his Autobiography and Journals
Before the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) committed suicide, he had left instructions that an account of his life should be published, using his autobiography up to 1820 and his letters and journals for the rest. The writer and dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-80) took on the editing, and the three-volume work was published in 1853. (The slightly enlarged second edition, also of 1853, is reissued here.) Haydon was a history painter at a time when that genre was perceived as the greatest form of the art, and his friends included Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Charles Lamb, Hazlitt and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. However, he was constantly in financial difficulties, and in later life a sense of failure seems to have turned into outright paranoia. Volume 1 covers Haydon's life until the end of his autobiography in 1820; Volumes 2 and 3, from his journals, continue the narrative up to his death.
135.450000 USD

Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Historical Painter 3 Volume Set: From his Autobiography and Journals

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
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A fellow Devonian, James Northcote (1746-1831) was an admirer and pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose two-volume biography he published in 1813-15. Reissued here is the 'revised and augmented' second edition of 1818. Northcote is self-deprecating as to his fitness for the task, but claims that a worthy biography of ...
The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Ll.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., etc., Late President of the Royal Academy 2 Volume Set: Comprising Original Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Persons, His Contemporaries, and a Brief Analysis of His `Discourses'
A fellow Devonian, James Northcote (1746-1831) was an admirer and pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose two-volume biography he published in 1813-15. Reissued here is the 'revised and augmented' second edition of 1818. Northcote is self-deprecating as to his fitness for the task, but claims that a worthy biography of a great artist can be written only by another artist, and his close personal knowledge of his subject and the circle in which Reynolds moved gives him insights, as well as providing anecdotes, which would not be available to a more 'professional' author. Volume 1, covering the first fifty years of Reynolds' life, includes accounts of his development as an artist, his growing fame, and the founding of the Royal Academy. Volume 2 covers the remainder of Reynolds' life, with a description of his elaborate funeral and various assessments of his work.
80.850000 USD

The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Ll.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., etc., Late President of the Royal Academy 2 Volume Set: Comprising Original Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Persons, His Contemporaries, and a Brief Analysis of His `Discourses'

by James Northcote
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This book is an abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present. It focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Placing the century-long ...
The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles Hardback with CD-ROM
This book is an abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present. It focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Placing the century-long development within its historical and cultural contexts, Jeffrey Hurwit explores the physical nature of the Acropolis itself, the character of the goddess Athena, and how the building program exploits and reveals the Acropolis's own venerable history. He also offers an interpretation of the thematic unity that links the many structures of the Periclean Acropolis. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 colour images of the monuments of the Acropolis.
58.76 USD
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