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              Books in the Taschen Basic Art Series series

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              Bosch Basic Art

              Bosch Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Bosing, Walter

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              From heaven to hell If Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) remains an enigma today, it is little wonder. Even his contemporaries found the Netherlandish painter's work difficult to decipher--and it still presents riddles to contemporary art historians. Part of the problem in analyzing h...is shocking and richly allegorical paintings is that virtually nothing is known of the artist himself, apart from his birthplace. There is no record of his life or training, no personal letters, diaries or notebooks, and no contemporary insights into his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art. Even his date of birth can only be guessed at, and that based on a drawing assumed to be a self-portrait, made shortly before his death in 1516, which supposedly shows the artist in his late sixties. Bosch remains as mysterious as the worlds he painted. Although rooted in the Old Netherlandish tradition, Bosch developed a highly subjective, richly suggestive formal language. With a mixture of religious humility and satanic wit, he illustrated both the joys of heaven and the cruelly imaginative tortures of hell. In his pictorial world teeming with surrealistic nightmares, the medieval imagination catches fire in a moment of final brilliance before succumbing to humanism and modern rationalism. Though the man himself remains a mystery, this book pulls together the elusive threads of Bosch's work into a cohesive and comprehensive analysis of his work and methods. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
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              ISBN 9783822858561
              Released NZ 12 Jan 2002
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              De Chirico Basic Art

              De Chirico Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Holzhey, Magdalena

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              Giorgio De Chirico's paintings during the teens caused such a stir that Picasso and Paul Eluard immediately praised them. After 1930, he turned to a more classical style of painting and continued in the same vein for the rest of his career; his later work was widely criticized, e...specially by the Surrealists who had so admired his early paintings.
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              ISBN 9783822841525
              Released NZ 23 Jan 2006
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              Turner Big Art
               

              Turner Big Art (Hardback, Taschen 25 - Special ed)

              By Bockemuhl, Michael

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              As a blind person might see the world if the gift of sight were suddenly returned - this is how we might describe the effect of William Turner's paintings on the observer. This book demonstrates that he was not simply illustrating nature, but that his pictures speak directly to t...he eye as nature does itself - through a world of light and colour.
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              ISBN 9783836513708
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
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              Ingres Basic Art

              Ingres Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Grimme, Karin H.

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              French Neoclassical painter, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was one of the 19th century's major portrait and historical painters. Though renowned for his painting of Oriental nudes reclining in harems or a Turkish baths, Ingres was also a master draughtsman, and left 4000 sketches... and drawings to his home town of Montauban.
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              ISBN 9783822853146
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2007
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              El Greco Basic Art

              El Greco Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Scholz-Hansel, Michael

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              Cretan-born painter Domenicos Theotocopoulos, better known by his Spanish nickname, El Greco (c.1545-1614), studied under Titian in Venice before settling down in Toldeo. Commissioned by the church and local nobility, El Greco produced dramatic paintings marked by distorted figur...es and vibrant color contrasted with subtle grays. Though his work was appreciated by his contemporaries, especially intellectuals, it wasn't until the 20th century that it was widely embraced and admired, influencing in particular the Expressionist movement.
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              ISBN 9783822831717
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2005
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              T25 Bosch Big Art

              T25 Bosch Big Art (Hardback, Taschen 25 - Special ed)

              By Bosing, Walter

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              If Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) remains an enigma today, it is little wonder. Even his contemporaries found the Dutch painter's work difficult to decipher - and it still presents riddles to contemporary art historians. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of his visionary ...work and methods.
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              ISBN 9783836513401
              Released NZ 1 May 2010
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              Okeeffe Big Art
               

              Okeeffe Big Art (Hardback, 25th Anniversary ed.)

              By Benke, Britta

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              The art of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is splendid with color and laden with hidden sensuality. O'Keeffe's fame was largely earned by her large-format flower pictures. This study traces the idiosyncratic of O'Keeffe's career, and numerous illustrations document ...the most important periods in her lengthy life in art.
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              ISBN 9783836531887
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2011
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              Raphael Basic Art

              Raphael Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Thoenes, Christoph

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              Influenced by his contemporaries Michelangelo and Leonardo, Raphael Santi (1483-1520) became, in his own right, one of the most important artists of the High Renaissance.

              ISBN 9783822822036
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2005
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              Fontana Basic Art

              Fontana Basic Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Hess, Barbara

              Fontana (1899-1968) blurred the lines between painting and sculpture by creating works that combined both form and color in a spatial context. From his early work in collaborating with architects through his years in Buenos Aires, and his light installations of the early 1950s, t...his book covers the career of Italy's pioneering abstract artist.
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              ISBN 9783822849187
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2007
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              Surrealism Basic Art

              Surrealism Basic Art (Paperback, New title)

              By Klinsohr-Leroy, Cathrin

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              Including an introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events that took place during the time period, this book contains 35 of the most important works of the epoch presented on a two-page spread with a full page image, a description of... the work and a portrait of the artist.
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              ISBN 9783822822159
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2004
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