Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Veniers waned during construction and the project was abandoned. Empty, unfinished, and decaying, the b... read more

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice

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 Art History

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to se ctions on art movements, themes and techniques. The... read more

Short Story of Art

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Nophoto

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 Art History

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Netsuke and Other Miniatures

The "Arnolfini" portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues all who see it. Scholars and the public alike have puzzled over the meaning of this haunting gem of medieva... read more

Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait

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 Art History

This monograph covers the full scope of Impressionist painting. It outlines the history of Impressionism in France, addressing not only the work of the acknowledged masters, but also that of such unjustly neglected artists as Frederic Bazille, Gustave Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot o... read more

Impressionism

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 Art History

Usually portrayed as a period dominated by the extraordinary achievements of great men, Margaret L. King recasts the Renaissance as a more complex cultural movement rooted in a unique urban society that was itself the product of many factors and interactions.

The Renaissance in Europe