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Illustrated with images of fine and decorative arts objects in the White House collection related to George Washington and his presidency, including personal possessions, portraits, paintings, sculpture, documents, ephemera and commemorative objects - symbols not only of the man but of the nation that revered him.
Intends to introduce readers to the collection of Art Nouveau pieces held by the Hermitage, St Petersburg. This book also aims to reveal how medieval Russian architecture, fine art and folk art were harnessed to create a unique Russian style.
Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932, where he worked as a stage painter and studied at the Academy. This book helps to understand and appreciate an artist who has tirelessly pushed the conceptual and aesthetic boundaries of his practice.
Ever since its conception in 1824, the National Gallery has been part of British national life to an extent unmatched by any other great museum. The first history of the Gallery ever published, this unique account traces the development of an institution whose superlative collections often set the pace in...
An exhibition in book form, this showcase drawing features one hundred works by almost fifty artists including Susan Hauptman, Paul Noble, Jeff Gabel, Tracey Emin, Jane Harris, Julia Fish, Cornelia Parker and Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Sarah Woodfine.
By Tim Clayton
William Hogarth 1697-1764 is an artist whose reputation has been based on his numerous prints and engraved works, such as "A Rake's Progress", "A Harlot's Progress", "Marriage A-la-Mode", "Industry and Idleness", "Beer Street" and "The Four Stages of Cruelty". This book offers a selection from these prints and presents an...