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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

Paul Martineau

The ripple of the hemline of a ball gown or an insouciant shoulder slipping off a coat —the aesthetic of fashion photography today seems a foregone conclusion. However, as much as clothing has changed over past century, so too has the way it has been captured on magazine pages and museum walls. This stunning exhibition catalogue explores fashion photography’s remarkable evolution and features artists such as Hiro, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Man Ray, Bruce Weber, and many more.

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The Renaissance Nude

Edited by Thomas Kren with Jill Burke and Stephen J. Campbell

Looking at works by artists as diverse as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Donatello, and Raphael, this book is a gloriously illustrated examination of the origins and development of the nude as an artistic subject in Renaissance Europe. From the religious to the magical, and the poetic to the erotic, The Renaissance Nude examines in a profound way what it is to be human.

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A Knight for the Ages: Jacques de Lalaing and the Art of Chivalry

Edited by Elizabeth Morrison

The Livre des faits de Jacques de Lalaing (Book of the Deeds of Jacques de Lalaing), a famous Flemish illuminated manuscript, relays the audacious life of the eponymous knight and reads like a fast-paced adventure novel. This volume is a compelling and vibrant exploration of the manuscript, including stunning reproductions of the illuminations, never before published in color.

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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition

Michelle P. Brown
Revised by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale and Nancy K. Turner

What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This updated and revised version of a standard reference in the field of manuscript studies is essential reading for students, teachers, and scholars.

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Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting

Edited by Bruce Edelstein and Davide Gasparotto

Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo, was the leading painter in sixteenth-century Florence and one of the most original and extraordinary Mannerist artists. This stunning exhibition catalogue presents a fascinating and fresh look at Pontormo’s creative process, shedding new light on the remarkable artist.

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Masterpieces of Painting: J. Paul Getty Museum

Scott Allan, Davide Gasparotto, Peter Bjorn Kerber, and Anne T. Woollett

Rooted in passion for the Italian Renaissance as well as Baroque works, the original collection of J. Paul Getty has been transformed over decades to include seminal pieces by masters such as Titian, Cranach, El Greco, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Fragonard, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, and Ensor. This volume includes more than one hundred significant paintings.

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Cleo and Cornelius: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Kitties

Elizabeth Nicholson, Janine Pibal, and Nick Geller
Illustrated by Michelle Thies

A spin of Aesop’s classic fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” Cleo and Cornelius tells the story of courageous Cleo and couch potato Cornelius who live in ancient Egypt, but who end up journeying to faraway Rome. Ages three and up.

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Fashion in the Middle Ages

Margaret Scott

From costly velvets and furs worn by kings and queens to the undyed wools and rough linens of peasants, fashion in the middle ages provides historians today with a great deal of information about class, gender, and power relations in general. This incisive book offers an indispensable and heavily illustrated primer for students and scholars.

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Lives of the Artists series

The Lives of the Artists series offers illuminating, and sometimes intimate, accounts of major artists as viewed by their contemporaries. Each volume contains a contextualizing introduction from a modern scholar and beautiful full-page images. These books represent a diversity of opinions, perspectives, and voices that scholars, art aficionados, and even those brand new to the history of art will find informative, accessible, and unique.

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