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Art Books - Artists
| Rosemary Barrow is the author of this remarkable new book about Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Barrow offers intriguing insights into the artist's works, and perhaps more importantly, proposes ideas that lead to a critical reevaluation of Alma-Tadema's paintings. Graced with a generous number of stunning color images, this highly recommended book is certain to delight - and enlighten - fans of Victorian art. Book review
The Art of Lord Leighton
| In this beautiful book, author Christopher Newall examines the life and works of eminent Victorian artist Frederic Leighton. The chapters deal with Leighton's evolution as a painter, from his early phase as "The Outsider", to success as "The President of the Royal Academy". And there are plenty of gorgeous color images to complement the text.
| Subtitled "The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)", this book by Christopher Wood explores one of the most fascinating artists of the 19th century. In chapters devoted to the relationship between Burne-Jones and Rossetti, the Aesthetic Movement, and Fame, we learn about this compelling and talented painter.
| This book by Ingo F. Walther is a good basic introduction to the work of Paul Gauguin. Chapters deal with such topics as "The Age of Impressionism" and "Tahiti: A Studio in the Tropics". Perhaps the best feature of the book, however, is the series of beautiful color images of Gauguin's paintings.
| This splendid book is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series, and it explores the art and life of Michelangelo. Author Anthony Hughes has written some fascinating chapters about the legendary artist, including "Strong, Violent and Difficult to Manage", and the final section that explores "The Unfinished Task".
J W Waterhouse
| Anthony Hobson has written a book that is both fascinating and informative about the life and work of artist John William Waterhouse. Fans of Waterhouse's paintings will delight in the spectacular color images, and also will be intrigued by the compelling text.
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Gardner's Art Through the Ages
This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.
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