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A Shared Vision: the Garman Ryan Collection At the New Art Gallery Walsall

By: McGregor, Sheila

Price: $11.04

Publisher: United Kingdom, Merrell Holberton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001524

ISBN: 1858940869

Condition: New in New dust jacket

This is the first illustrated book on the Garman Ryan Collection, which was formed by two remarkable women and generously given to Walsall, England in 1974. The book includes information on Kathleen Garman's and Sally Ryan's lives. Together they formed a collection that is intimate, adventurous and eclectic, encompassing works by some of the greatest names in European art - Durer, Rembrandt, Constable, Van Gogh, Monet - as well as sculptures, vessels and votive objects from African, Asian, Oceanic and South American cultures. Now housed in a new purpose-built gallery in the centre of Walsall, ... View more info

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Anne Vallayer-Coster Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette

By: Kahng, Eik; Roland Michel, Marianne

Price: $36.80

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale Univ. Pr: 2002

Seller ID: 003409

Condition: New in New dust jacket

NEW - STILL IN PUBLISHERS PLASTIC. Anne Valleyer-Coster (1744-1818) was a French rococo-era painter, which is a light, elaborate and decorative style of art. Despite the negative reputation that still-life painting had at this time, Vallayer-Coster's highly developed skills, especially in the depiction of flowers, soon generated a great deal of attention from collectors and other artists. Her "precocious talent and the rave reviews" earned her the attention of the court, where Marie Antoinette took a particular interest in Vallayer-Coster's paintings. These are paintings that Vallayer-... View more info

M. C. Escher the Graphic Work Introduced and Explained by the Artist

By: Escher, M. C. ; Brigham, John E. (English translation)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Cologne, Taschen: 2001

Seller ID: 003373

Condition: New

I consider my work the most beautiful and also the ugliest. " M. C. Escher. This book on Escher's work is well-illustrated in black & white and color. He wrote the introduction, followed by a classification and description of his works. 76 illustrations are included, along with bibliographical notes. 7 1/4" x 9" high; Octavo (standard book size) View more info

Masterpieces from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Weaponry

By: Bã¼ckling, Mariake; Syndram, Dirk; Ramharter, Johannes (Commentary by)

Price: $59.80

Publisher: Switzerland, Benteli: 1997

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 003500

Condition: New in New dust jacket

NEW - Quite heavy and oversized. This book presents in text and pictures the most beautiful and important masterpieces of sculpture, decorative arts, and weaponry in the Collections of H. S. H. The Reigning Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein. The thoughtful selection of exquisite pieces, photographed with the greatest care, includes bronze statuary, ceramics, ivory, silver and enamel objects, stone carvings and intarsia of breathtaking delicacy, as well as sumptuously decorated hunting weapons, made between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries by the greatest master craftsmen in Eu... View more info

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Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Optical Illusion

By: Seckel, Al

Price: $15.64

Publisher: New York, Sterling: 2004

Seller ID: 004256


Condition: New

Optical illusions are beautiful works of art that ingeniously mislead our visual and perceptual senses. Now the great illusions by Escher, Dali, Gonsalves, Muniz, Archimboldo and other top artists of the genre can all be found in this beautiful volume for the first time. Most illustrations are in full color, glossy. Included is some information about each artist and the selection (s) included. This is one of those books that you can browse for hours. It has stiff flaps and a heavy cover. Includes an index. ; 4to - over 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 320 pages View more info

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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

By: McFadden, David Revere

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Museum of Arts and Design: 2011

Seller ID: 004487

ISBN: 0983298319

Condition: New in New dust jacket

This book is still wrapped in publishers plastic. Featured is contemporary work by about 35 preeminent visual artists who have generated new interest in this art form. It is a diverse group of international practitioners, ranging from sculptors and painters to photographers and videographers. This fully illustrated book includes an essay by exhibition curator David McFadden, which traces dioramas and visual illusions in the history of visual arts. Also included are artist biographies and statements. McFadden also includes a critical analysis of the works in this exhibition. The front of the bo... View more info