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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...


Frida Kahlo

by Gerry Shouter Parkstone International (October 24, 2016)

Behind Frida Kahlo's portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida's work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about...


Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

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...


Romanesque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

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 own...


Titian

by Sir Claude Phillips Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

Not only does Sir Claude Phillips offer the reader a studied and insightful loook into the work of one of the world's most cherished painters, but he also invites us to discover the bustling world on the Venetian...


Claude Monet: Vol 1

by Nathalia Brodskaïa & Nina Kalitina Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

With Impression, Sunrise, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (18401926) took part in thecreation of the Impressionist movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural movements...


O'Keeffe

by Janet Souter Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

In 1905 Georgia travelled to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1907 she enrolled at the Art Students' League in New York City, where she studied with William Merritt Chase. During...


Constable

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

John Constable was the first English landscape painter to take no lessons from the Dutch. He is rather indebted to the landscapes of Rubens, but his real model was Gainsborough, whose landscapes, with great...


Art Hiding in New York

by Lori Zimmer & Maria Krasinski Running Press Adult (September 21, 2020)

Uncover the artistic masterworks hidden across New York City in this charmingly illustrated exploration of one of the world's greatest creative treasure troves.

There's so much to love about New York, and so...


The Bronze Age Begins

by Philip P. Betancourt Instap Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) (August 26, 2009)

This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic...


A Globalised Visual Culture?

by Fabio Guidetti & Katharina Meinecke Oxbow Books (July 31, 2020)

Late Antique artefacts, and the images they carry, attest to a highly connected visual culture from ca. 300 to 800 C.E. On the one hand, the same decorative motifs and iconographies are found across various...


Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


Breaking van Gogh

by James Ottar Grundvig Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

In Breaking van Gogh, James Grundvig investigates the history and authenticity of van Gogh's iconic Wheat Field with Cypresses, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Relying on...


The President Is Dead!

by Louis L. Picone Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

*Updated Edition*

A fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few “almost presidents,” such as Jefferson Davis.

Packed with fun facts and...


Francis Bacon

by Michael Peppiatt Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon...


The Guardian of Mercy

by Terence Ward Arcade (February 09, 2016)

Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where...


The Elgin Affair

by Theodore Vrettos Arcade (October 01, 2011)

Almost two hundred years after they were purchased" from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates...


My Life as a Replica

by Sally Foster & Sian Jones Windgather Press (May 31, 2020)

In 1970 a concrete replica of the St John’s Cross arrived in Iona sitting incongruously on the deck of a puffer delivering the island’s annual supply of coal. What is the story behind this intriguing replica?...


Changing Pictures

by Joakim Goldhahn, Ingrid Fuglestvedt & Andrew Meirion Jones Oxbow Books (June 30, 2010)

This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers...


The Bayeux Tapestry

by Michael J. Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker & Dan Terkla Oxbow Books (January 15, 2011)

The Bayeux Tapestry, perhaps the most famous, yet enigmatic, of medieval artworks, was the subject of an international conference at the British Museum in July 2008. This volume publishes 19 of 26 papers delivered...


Deliciae Fictiles IV

by Patricia S. Lulof & Carlo Rescigno Oxbow Books (May 02, 2011)

In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of gods and heroes, legendary...


Dating and interpreting the past in the western Roman Empire

by David Bird Oxbow Books (March 31, 2012)

This volume presents a collection of more than 30 papers in honour of one of Europe's leading scholars on Roman pottery, Brenda Dickinson. Divided into thematic sections, papers are mostly concerned with her...


Development-led Archaeology in Northwest Europe

by Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden & Leo Webley Oxbow Books (February 28, 2012)

Many countries in northern Europe have seen a huge expansion in development-led archaeology over the past few decades. Legislation, frameworks for heritage management and codes of practice have developed along...


The Holy Shroud

by Gary Vikan Pegasus Books (May 05, 2020)

A towering figure in the art world unravels the mystery of the world’s most controversial relic.

The history of the Christian church is strewn with holy relics and artifacts, none more controversial than the...


Renaissance Art

by Tom Nichols Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? Through engaging discussion of...


Raphael, Painter in Rome

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (April 07, 2020)

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces...


Leonardo's Holy Child

by Fred R Kline Pegasus Books (May 10, 2016)

Fred Klineis a well-known art historian, dealer, connoisseur, and explorer who has made a career of scouring antique stores, estate sales, and auctions looking for unusual--and often misidentified--works of...


The Vanishing Velázquez

by Laura Cumming & Siobhan Redmond Simon & Schuster Audio (April 12, 2016)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016

“As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of...


Disney's Land

by Richard Snow & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (December 03, 2019)

A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


The Renaissance

by Walter Pater & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Published to great acclaim in 1873, Walter Pater's compendium of idiosyncratic, impressionistic essays on the Renaissance gained him a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. Oscar Wilde called it the "holy...


Billion Dollar Painter

by G. Eric Kuskey, Jim Meskimen & Bettina Gilois Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade,self-described "Painter of Light," and the dramatic rise--and fall--of hisbillion-dollar gallery and licensing business

He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade...


Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by Ross King & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed...


The Decoration of Houses

by Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman & Grace Conlin Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

One of the classic works on interior decoration, Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses offers a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. Cowritten with architect...


The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world, a world of social climbing, elitist posturing,...


The Most Beautiful House in the World

by Witold Rybczynski & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of “happy accidents,” the structure...


Tales of the Alhambra

by Washington Irving, Ralph Cosham & Joseph Thompson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Written in 1831, Washington Irving’s dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and of the surrounding territory of Granada remains...


De Kooning's Bicycle

by Robert Long & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Some of the twentieth century’s most important artists and writers—from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford—lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they...


The Architecture of Happiness

by Alain De Botton & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2009)

The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned...


Lives of the Artists, Vol. 1

by Giorgio Vasari, Wanda McCaddon & George Bull Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Georgio Vasari’s original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli,...


You Belong to the Universe

by Jonathon Keats & Josh Bloomberg Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2016)

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem solving to present-day problems

A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was...


Chapters from My Autobiography

by Mark Twain & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

I intend that this autobiography shall become a model for all future autobiographies when it is published after my death, and I also intend that it shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of...


Taj Mahal

by Diana Preston, Michael Preston & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would...


Ninth Street Women

by Mary Gabriel & Lisa Stathoplos Little, Brown & Company (February 19, 2019)

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).

...


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson & Jonathan Davis PublicAffairs (May 21, 2019)

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and...


The Da Vinci Women

by Kia Vahland & Ana Clements Black Dog & Leventhal (February 25, 2020)

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.

Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary...


The Great Great Wall

by Ian Volner Abrams Press (June 10, 2019)

During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year...