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Great Paintings of the Western World
Alison Gallup
0760702772
October 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Despite the grand title, this is a mindless compilation, subjective, as any would be, e.g., Thomas Hoving's Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization (LJ 10/15/97). The three authors, who received advanced degrees in art hisotry from Columbia University or the Free University in Berlin, draw on the collections represented by Art Resource, a photo rights agency in New York, to present 300 fairly predictable "great" works. They don't actually limit themselves to paintings?ancient Roman mosaics and Greek vases and Renaissance frescoes are included?and the organization juxtaposes artists, nationalities, and schools of painting. The text is scant, uneven, and without thesis, and the images adequate. A big book, a short review: skip it.?Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.Copyright 1998 Reed Business...


Masters of Art
Carl Linfert
0810991322
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Continuously in print for more than 20 years, Abrams' Masters of Art series has always been known for its exceptional quality and value. Now these classic volumes devoted to the lives and works of the world's great painters have been newly redesigned and released in paperback for the first time. The comprehensive texts, written by distinguished art historians, provide incisive and informative portraits of the artists and perceptive commentaries on their works and achievements. Each book features 40 full-page, full-color plates accompanied by commentary on the facing page. Numerous black-and-white illustrations supplement the text.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Hieronymus Bosch
Walter S. Gibson
050020134X
Feb 1985
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Hieronymus Bosch: The Complete Paintings and Drawings
Jos Koldeweij
0810967359
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Fifteenth-century Dutch painter Bosch is known for complex panels featuring fantastic portrayals of demons and fools. This volume, published to accompany a recent exhibition in Rotterdam, includes all of the paintings attributed to Bosch by current scholarly consensus, as well as all surviving drawings linked to Bosch and his workshop. An overview and one or two details from each painting are reproduced, along with a generous selection of related artwork by contemporaries and artists who have been influenced by Bosch including Salvador Dal!, Robert Gober, Bill Viola, and others. The essays by European art scholars discuss what is known about Bosch and his cultural milieu, along with the likely meanings of his paintings and the residual interpretive mystery that has intrigued scholars and the public for...


Bosch
Laurinda Dixon
0714839744
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516), one of the major artists of the Northern Renaissance, had a seemingly inexhaustible imagination. Known as the creator of disturbing demons and spectacular hellscapes, he also painted the Garden of Earthly Delights, where gleeful naked youths feast on giant strawberries. Little is known of Bosch's life and his art has remained enigmatic, variously interpreted as the hallucinations of a madman or the secret language of a heretical sect. The Surrealists claimed Bosch as a predecessor, seeing in his work the imagery of dream, fantasy and the subconscious. Laurinda Dixon argues, however, that to understand and appreciate Bosch's art we must return to the era in which he lived.


Hieronymus Bosch

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Bosch
Graziella Hlawaty
0929497872
January 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Masters of Art
Carl Linfert
0810907194
Sept 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
Continuously in print for more than 20 years, Abrams' Masters of Art series has always been known for its exceptional quality and value. Now these classic volumes devoted to the lives and works of the world's great painters have been newly redesigned and released in paperback for the first time. The comprehensive texts, written by distinguished art historians, provide incisive and informative portraits of the artists and perceptive commentaries on their works and achievements. Each book features 40 full-page, full-color plates accompanied by commentary on the facing page. Numerous black-and-white illustrations supplement the text. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)


First Impressions
Gary Schwartz
0810931389
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
This biography of 15th-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch is written and designed especially for young readers (ages 10-15). While not much is known about the life of Bosch, author and scholar Gary Schwartz melds what little information there is with vivid descriptions about what life was like in the 1400s to convey, in particular, a sense of how religion played a central role in the understanding of art at that time. Schwartz presents his own and other scholars' interpretations of Bosch's symbol-rich paintings, but most importantly, he challenges young readers to draw their own conclusions. The book is illustrated throughout with carefully selected, enlarged details, and Bosch's most famous work, the multi- paneled Garden of Delights, is presented in a gorgeous gatefold. Although intended for a younger audience,...


Treasures of the PRADO
Felipe Vicente Garin Llombart
0789204908
October 1998
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Another in the Abbeville's Tiny Folios series, this little book is a real gem. If you've never been to the Prado Museum in Madrid, you have been blissfully unaware of all you've been missing. One look at this survey of the collection, and you'll be scouring the papers for cheap fares to Spain. Known for housing some of the finest works by Goya, El Greco, and Velazquez, the scope and variety of work--Titian, Rubens, and Bosch to mention only a few--is amazing. Most of the works in the museum were either commissioned by the Spanish court or purchased by Spanish ambassadors. Treasures of the Prado is a testament to their fine taste and vision. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Nabokov and the Art of Painting
Gerard de Vries
9053567909
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
“Sounds have colors and colors have smells.” This sentence in Ada is only one of the many moments in Nabokov’s work where he sought to merge the visual into his rich and sensual writing. This lavishly illustrated study is the first to examine the role of the visual arts in Nabokov’s oeuvre and to explore how art deepens the potency of the prominent themes threaded throughout his work. The authors trace the role of art in Nabokov’s life, from his alphabetic chromesthesia—a psychological condition in which letters evoke specific colors—to his training under Marc Chagall’s painting instructor to his deep admiration for Leonardo da Vinci and Hieronymus Bosch. They then examine over 150 references to specific works of art in such novels as Laughter in the...


Hieronymus Bosch: Garden of Earthly Delights
Hans Belting
3791333208
April 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Although Hieronymus Bosch's triptych painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, has fascinated viewers for centuries, commentators have been perplexed about its intended meaning. In this book, German art historian Belting (Thomas Struth) argues persuasively for an interpretation of the enigmatic central panel as a representation of the earthly paradise that would have existed if Adam and Eve's fall had never taken place. Belting's book is more philosophical and less comprehensive than Jos Koldeweij and others' recent Hieronymus Bosch: The Complete Paintings and Drawings, and Belting's discussion of the religious and cultural context of Bosch's art sometimes strays so far from the art itself that it is hard to see the connection. This book is valuable, however, for its novel view of a much-discussed...


Secret Heresy of Hieronymus Bosch
Linda Harris
0863151981
April 1996
Hardcover
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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
Henry Miller
0811201074
Sept 1978
Paperback
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Zanesville
Kris Saknussemm
0812974166
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Saknussemm's debut novel describes the picaresque wanderings of a Zelig-like character through a post-apocalyptic America where psychotropic drug dependency and bodily mutilation/alteration are the order of the day. The protagonist, Clearfather, awakens as a middle-aged man in a future Central Park, with vague childhood memories and an outsize member. He makes his way through an America in which the divide between public and private is so nonexistent that the U.S. government itself is privatized, outsourced to the monolithic drug manufacturer, Vitessa Cultporation. Searching for his identity and an explanation of the current state of the barely unified union, Clearfather encounters deposed sex-obsessed–drug-addicted corporate scions, lesbian motorcycle gangs, gay heavyweights and possibly the creator of the...


Hieronymus Bosch
Hans Belting
3791326740
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Although Hieronymus Bosch's triptych painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, has fascinated viewers for centuries, commentators have been perplexed about its intended meaning. In this book, German art historian Belting (Thomas Struth) argues persuasively for an interpretation of the enigmatic central panel as a representation of the earthly paradise that would have existed if Adam and Eve's fall had never taken place. Belting's book is more philosophical and less comprehensive than Jos Koldeweij and others' recent Hieronymus Bosch: The Complete Paintings and Drawings, and Belting's discussion of the religious and cultural context of Bosch's art sometimes strays so far from the art itself that it is hard to see the connection. This book is valuable, however, for its novel view of a much-discussed...


Hieronymus Bosch
Prestel
3791329766
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Attractive, affordable, and adorable, these miniature versions of popular Prestel titles are the perfect gifts. They’re packed with color, yet small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. They’re as inviting to the eye as they are to the wallet. And there are titles to suit every occasion, taste, and interest. Like all of Prestel’s products, these "Minis" feature amazing artwork of all kinds, elegantly designed and packaged. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or just time for a pick-me-up, these miniature treasures prove that little things mean a lot.


Hieronymus Bosch
W. John Campbell
0810958104
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch is everybody's favorite weird artist. His strange but beautiful paintings, created 500 years ago, continue to fascinate people today with their half-human/half-animal creatures, demons, imaginary constructions, and turbulent fantasies. It's easy to understand how Bosch became a forerunner of the 20th-century Surrealists. The Essential(tm) Hieronymus Bosch is the book to read if you have zero tolerance for artspeak and a lively curiosity about what has made this painter so popular.

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