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British Modern: Architecture and Design in the 1930s

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. This latest publication from The Twentieth Century Society covers many aspects of the architecture and designs of the 1930s, from the influence of sculpture and photography, through the work of iconic architechts like Lubetkin, to the impact of new housing models on their inhabitants. More

Brooks's 1764–2014: The Story of a Whig Club

To celebrate Brooks’s 250th anniversary, this beautiful commemorative volume looks afresh at some historical aspects and the architecture of the Whig club, and presents much original research, including essays on the club’s archives – among the most complete in Clubland – and an illustrated catalogue of the important collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints, including the pictures on loan from the Society of Dilettanti. More

Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited

Accompanying a focused display at The Courtauld Gallery that will bring together for the first time Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s only three known grisaille paintings, this book will examine the sources, function and reception of these three exquisite masterpieces. The panels will be complemented by prints and contemporary replicas, as well by other independent grisailles in order to shed light on the development of this genre in Northern Europe. More

Bruegel to Freud: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Accompanying the second Summer Showcase at the Gallery, this book serves as an introduction to the largest but least well-known part of the Gallery’s outstanding collection – its holdings of prints. This selection of some thirty particularly remarkable and intriguing examples spans more than 500 years and encompasses a variety of printmaking techniques. More

Building a Crossing Tower: A Design for Rouen Cathedral of 1516

Prompted by the recent discovery of an impressive three-metre tall late Gothic drawing of a soaring tower and spire, this book offers a rare insight into the processes of designing and building a major Gothic project. The drawing’s place and date of creation are unknown, and it corresponds to no surviving Gothic tower. Equally mysterious is the three-quarter, top-down perspective from which the tower is represented, without parallel in any other medieval drawings. Who drew this? When? And what did he hope to convey with his choice of a top-down representation of the tower? Building a Crossing Tower explores these questions, and uncovers the dramatic circumstances in which this drawing was created. More

Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium

This full-colour catalogue explores the interrelationships between the East and West during the first millennium. This was the first time that the Roman Empire was gradually replaced by barbarian invaders, who spread through Europe and created new styles of jewellery; it was also when the capital shifted eastward to the newly founded city of Constaninople. More

Cameroon - Art and Kings

The ancient kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields are famous for their splendid artworks – thrones ornamented with precious European beads, wooden figures sculptured by unknown masters, enormous drums, finely carved jewellery made from ivory and brass, as well as fabulous masks. This exhibition catalogue presents 150 impressive masterpieces from the courts of the Grassfield kingdoms. More

Canadian Art: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Together with important First Nations material, the Thomson Canadian Collection is the largest of all private holdings of Canadian art. There are rare and incomparable examples of Northwest Coast Aboriginal art. Krieghoff’s inspired accounts of life in the Canadas, prior to Confederation, bring the light and atmosphere of history fully into the present. A staggering power to capture the fleeting and the fugitive in paint still distinguishes the work of the early 20th-century painter Morrice... More

Caravaggio's Eye

This account concentrates on the controversial subject of Caravaggio's technique. It places his highly original innovations in the context of the scientific studies of the time, above all those orchestrated by his early patron, Cardinal Del Monte. This very close reading of Caravaggio's early works in the light of contemporary experimental thinking is richly illustrated with details and comparisons. More

Catalogue of Paintings at the Wellington Museum, Apsley House

Seldom has there been a gift of equal magnificence. In 1947 the 7th Duke of Wellington presented to the nation his London residence – Apsley House – together with a large part of its contents, the collection of the 1st Duke. Among the paintings are some of the finest canvases from the Spanish Royal Collection, captured by the 1st Duke of Wellington from Joseph Bonaparte in 1813. There are also important seventeenth-century Dutch paintings bought by the 1st Duke himself, as well as a series of French and British portraits of his illustrious contemporaries and depictions of battle scenes, which provide a visual record of the Napoleonic period. More

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