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Scandals Vandals And Da Vincis


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2007


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Takes a close-up look at the secret histories of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces, describing how they came to be created and how they survived forgery, revolution, burglary, vandalism, ransoms, scandal, religious turmoil, and shipwreck to become to some of the world's most priceless artworks. Original. 40,000 first printing.

New Art City


Author : Jed Perl
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2009-06-03


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In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists–Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them–who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures as the galvanic teacher Hans Hofmann, the lyric expressionist Joan Mitchell, and the adventuresome realist Fairfield Porter, as well the writers, critics, and patrons who rounded out the artists’world. Brilliantly describing the intellectual crosscurrents of the time as well as the genius of dozens of artists, New Art City is indispensable for lovers of modern art and culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lucy S Bones Sacred Stones Einstein S Brain


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Garrett County Press
Release Date : 2013-07-14


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Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk, The Rosetta Stone, George Washington's False Teeth, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's Uniform Coat, The Elephant Man's Skeleton, and Lincoln's Death Bed are just some of the objects Rachlin explores with wit, pick and an amazing sense of spectacle. Publisher's Weekly calls Lucy's Bone's, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain "entertaining and enlightening." Library Journal declares Rachin's work "fascinating." Parade says it is "detailed and authoritative." It is also intensely moving as Rachlin weaves together seemingly disparate histories into a holistic statement that celebrates human endeavor. This book is not simply wonderful -- it is full of wonder.

Believing Is Seeing


Author : Mary Anne Staniszewski
language : en
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date : 1995-01


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This is a look at the principles of art history. Working from the thesis that modernity is the culture that invented what art is, this book offers a cultural critique of the contemporary circumstances that have influenced our notions of the nature of art.

What Are You Looking At


Author : Will Gompertz
language : en
Publisher: Viking
Release Date : 2016-04-07


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What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cezanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art, why your five year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting."

Bernini


Author : Howard Hibbard
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 1990-08-30


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Sculptor and architect Bernini was the virtual creator and greatest exponent of Baroque in 17th century Italy. He has left his greatest mark on Rome where Papal patronage provided him with enormous architectural commissions.

Jumbo S Hide Elvis S Ride And The Tooth Of Buddha


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Garrett County Press
Release Date : 2013-08-30


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Once again historian Harvey Rachlin uncovers odd and stirring stories behind some of the most fascinating objects in the world. "Jumbo's Hide," Publisher's Weekly writes, "is entertaining and enlightening … a pageant of human aspiration, achievement, obsession, and belief." Artifacts explored include: The truce flag that ended World War I, The Maltese Falcon, John Adam's pigtail and Jesse James' Stickpin and Galileo's middle finger.