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Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

"Women" and "architecture" were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, "it is hardly safe to assert" that a connection even exists between the two words. Some women...


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix Parkstone International (June 29, 2012)

This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (January 04, 2012)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Surrealism

by Nathalia Brodskaïa Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Surrealists appeared in the aftermath of World War I with a bang: revolution of thought, creativity, and the wish to break away from the past and all that was left in ruins.This refusal to integrate into the...


Romanticism

by Léon Rosenthal Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Romanticism was a reaction against the Neoclassicism that invaded the 19th century, and marked a veritable intellectual rupture. Found in the writings of Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, amongst others, its ideas...


The Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

In Victorian England, with the country swept up in the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelites, close to William Morris’ Arts and Crafts movement, yearned for a return to bygone values. Wishing to revive...


Expressionism

by Ashley Bassie Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Emil Nolde, E.L. Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc as well as the Austrians Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele were among the generation of highly individual artists who contributed...


Romanesque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

In art history, the term ‘Romanesque art’ distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their...


Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years. Leaving curved Roman forms...


The Viennese Secession

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Künstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole...


The Fauves

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (January 15, 2012)

Born at the dawn of the 20th century, Fauvism burst onto the artistic scene at the 1905 Salon d'Automne with great controversy by throwing bright, vibrant colours in the face of artistic convention. Fuelled...


Early Italian Painting

by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle & Anna Jameson Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Oscillating between the majesty of the Greco-Byzantine tradition and the modernity predicted by Giotto, Early Italian Painting addresses the first important aesthetic movement that would lead to the Renaissance,...


Rococo

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly...


Post-Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Whilst Impressionism marked the first steps toward modern painting by revolutionising an artistic medium stifled by academic conventions, Post-Impressionism, even more revolutionary, completely liberated colour...


Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

“I paint what I see and not what it pleases others to see.” What other words than these of Édouard Manet, seemingly so different from the sentiments of Monet or Renoir, could best define the Impressionist...


Cubism

by Guillaume Apollinaire & Dorothea Eimert Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: five young women that changed modern art forever. Faces seen simultaneously from the front and in profile, angular bodies whose once voluptuous feminine forms disappear behind asymmetric...


The Nabis

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Pierre Bonnard was the leader of the group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves “the Nabis”, from the Hebrew word for “prophet”. Influenced by Odilon Redon, Puvis de Chavannes, popular...


Byzantine Art

by Charles Bayet Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was a cradle of artistic effervescence that is only beginning to be rediscovered. Endowed with the rich heritage...


Baroque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists’ response to the Catholic Church’s demand for solemn grandeur following...


The Arts & Crafts Movement

by Oscar Lovell Triggs Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered...


Symbolism

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Symbolism appeared in France and Europe between the 1880s and the beginning of the 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by...


Russian Avant-Garde

by Evgueny Kovtun Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Russian Avant-garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the...


Renaissance Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked...


Art Nouveau

by Jean Lahor Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Art Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau...


Bauhaus

by Michael Siebenbrodt & Lutz Schöbe Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The Bauhaus movement (meaning the “house of building”) developed in three German cities - it began in Weimar between 1919 and 1925, then continued in Dessau, from 1925 to 1932, and finally ended in 1932-1933...


Wiremu Pere

by Joseph Te Kani Pere Libro International (November 02, 2010)

Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism...


QUEBEC, Birthplace of New France

by David Mendel & Luc-Antoine Couturier Éditions Sylvain Harvey (April 03, 2012)

Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network...


Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

In the Victorian era, England - swept along by the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelite fold, William Morris, and the Arts and Crafts movement - aspired to return to traditional values. Wishing to resurrect...


Impressionism

by Natalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Impressionism has always been one of the public's favourite styles of art and Impressionist works continue to enchant beholders with their amazing play of colours and forms. This book offers a well-chosen selection...


Art Nouveau

by Jean Lahor Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in...


Place Ville Marie: Montreal's Shining Landmark

by Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 17, 2012)

This book traces the fascinating history of what Montrealers still call the city’s “grande dame”. From the complex’s earliest beginnings with developer William Zeckendorf, through its later transformations,...


Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

by Sean T. Posey The History Press (August 21, 2017)

Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley.

From the days of the gaslit opera houses through the era of...


Brooklyn Heights

by Robert Furman & Brian Merlis The History Press (July 13, 2015)

Settled in the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods.

Its strategic location overlooking the harbor proved instrumental during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn. In...


Time Exposure

by William Henry Jackson Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

The unmatchable autobiography of the pre-eminent American photographer of the 19th century William Henry Jackson. Jackson, who was also a renowned painter, lived a long and adventure filled life from boyhood...


Pre-Raphaelites

by Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International (June 12, 2014)

In the Victorian era, England - swept along by the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelite fold, William Morris, and the Arts and Crafts movement - aspired to return to traditional values. Wishing to resurrect...


Pascin

by Alexandre Dupouy Parkstone International (June 12, 2014)

Today still considered a "Bad Boy", Pascin was a brilliant artist who lived and worked in the shadow of contemporaries such as Picasso, Modigliani, and several others. A specialist of the feminine form, his...


Paul Klee

by Paul Klee Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

An emblematic figure of the early 20th century, Paul Klee participated in the expansive Avant-Garde movements in Germany and Switzerland. From the vibrant Blaue Reiter movement to Surrealism at the end of the...


Central Asian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov Parkstone International (June 30, 2012)

The strict prohibition on the representation of the human form has channeled artistic creation into architecture and architectural decoration. This book is a magical tour through Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan,...


The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix Parkstone International (June 30, 2012)

This book explains and celebrates the richness of Englishchurches and cathedrals, which have a major place inmedieval architecture. The English Gothic style developedsomewhat later than in France, but rapidly...


Aestheticism in Art

by William Hogarth Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se,...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (January 05, 2012)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (July 05, 2013)

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


Leonardo Da Vinci - Thinker and Man of Science

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Not only was Leonardo da Vinci (1453-1519) an astonishing painter, but also a scientist, anatomist, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, inventor, and more. The question is rather, what was he not? During...


Leonardo Da Vinci - Artist, Painter of the Renaissance

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

"Studying nature with passion, and all the independence proper to his character, he could not fail to combine precision with liberty, and truth with beauty. It is in this final emancipation, this perfect mastery...


Jasper Johns

by Catherine Craft Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns' paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers...


Botticelli

by Emile Gebhart & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

He was the son of a citizen in comfortable circumstances, and had been, in Vasari's words, "instructed in all such things as children are usually taught before they choose a calling." However, he refused to...


Art of the Devil

by Arturo Graf Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

"The Devil holds the strings which move us!" (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.) Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer... the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source...


Art of Islam

by Gaston Migeon & Henri Saladin Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the...


American Realism

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Urban realism, snow-covered streets of New York, boxing matches, children on the banks of a river, the painters of the Ash Can School preferred realistic images. Their paintings are a true hymn to noise and...