• Arnolfini Betrothal: Medieval Marriage and the Enigma of Van Eyck's Double Portrait

    By Edwin Hall

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520082519
    • Published: October 1994
    Commonly known as the "Arnolfi Wedding" or "Giovanni Arnolfi and His Bride," Jan van Eyck's double portrait in the National Gallery, London, painted in 1434, is probably the most widely recognized panel painting of the fifteenth century. One of the great masterpieces of early Flemish art, this enigmatic picture has also aroused intense speculation as to its precise meaning. Erwin Panofsky's view that the painting represents a clandestine marriage was almost universally accepted until recently, when scholars began to abandon his principle of "disguised symbolism" in favor of more theoretical approaches to the panel's interpretation. Edwin Hall's study - firmly grounded in Roman and canon law, theology, literature, and the social history of the period - reveals new meaning for this wonderful painting: instead of depicting the sacrament of marriage, Hall argues, Van Eyck's double portrait commemorates the alliance between two wealthy and important Italian mercantile families, a ceremonious betrothal that reflects the social conventions of the time. Hall's illuminating book not only unlocks the mystery surrounding the content of this work of art; it also makes a unique contribution to the fascinating history of betrothal and marriage custom, ritual, and ceremony, tracing their evolution from the late Roman Empire thorough the fifteenth century and providing persuasive visual evidence for their development.Since the fifteenth century, Jan van Eyck has been one of the most admired artists in the history of early northern painting. His pictures are jewels in themselves, crafted in luminous colors on wooden panels with a newly perfected oil technique, achieved by the application of transparent glazes over more opaque underlayers of pigment, permitting each detail to be rendered with astonishing verisimilitude. The Arnolfini double portrait is Van Eyck's quintessential work and a striking example of how art and its meaning endure and engage us for centuries.
  • Bruegel to Rubens: Masters of Flemish Painting

    By Desmond Shawe-Taylor

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781905686001
    • Publisher: Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd.
    • Published: November 2007
    It is said that much of the greatest art is produced during periods of strife. In the mid-16th century, the Netherlands ? the United Provinces in the north (modern Holland) and the Spanish-ruled south (modern Belgium) ? was the most sophisticated society in Europe, but its learning and luxury industries were all but annihilated by the so-called Dutch Revolt and by the Eighty Years War that followed (1568-1648). Two-thirds of the works discussed here were painted during this turbulent period, including Pieter Bruegel’s Massacre of the Innocents of 1567. Other highlights include works by his son Jan Brueghel, while the Twelve Year’s Truce (1609-21) is celebrated by a group of landscapes (including three by Rubens) depicting the blessings of peace and the fertility of the region.During the Renaissance the Low Countries attained a flawless technique of painting and the highest standards of craftsmanship. This tradition survived during even the worst years of the war. Everyone is familiar with the Golden Age of Dutch Art; this is an opportunity to explore its no less glorious Flemish counterpart.
  • Flemish Painting Before the Eighteenth Century

    By Sir Paul Lambotte

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110964600
    • Publisher: A&C Boni Inc.
    • Published: 1927
  • Flemish Paintings In America

    By Walter A. Liedtke

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    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789061532316
    • Published: December 1992
  • Flemish Paintings In the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 Vol.)

    By Walter A. Liedtke

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Boxed Set
    • ISBN-13: 9780870993565
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: June 1984
    Two-volume set in slipcase.
  • Flemish Primitives: The Masterpieces

    By Dirk De Vos

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691116617
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2003
    Painted during the 15th century, these influential and enduring works helped establish the foundations of modern European painting, ushering in the triumph of realism: a new system of painting in transparent layers yielding colors of a saturation and depth never before seen, imbuing their sensual human forms with a stunning luminosity. This study of these masters of the Northern Renaissance - Robert Campin, Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weden, Petrus Christus, Dieric Bouts, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, and Gerard David - presents a thoughtfully selected showcase of major works. Illlus., 220 color plates, 38 halftones. 216p.
  • Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century (The Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts)

    By Julius S. Held

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780895580924
    • Publisher: Detroit Institute of Arts
    • Published: January 1982
  • From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting In the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    By Maryan W. Ainsworth

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780870998706
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Abrams
    • Published: September 1998
    Published in conjunction with the 1999 exhibition of the same name, ten essays and 317 illustrations (157 in color) depict northern Renaissance painting in Belgium and the Netherlands. This lovely book includes such artists as Van Eyck, Campin, Van der Weyden, David, Memling, and Bruegel, and contains commentaries on individual works, an appendix of paintings not covered in the text, artists' biographies, a glossary, a bibliography, and comparative illustrations. Oversize: 9.5x11.25" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Paintings In the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    By Maryan W. Ainsworth

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810965287
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: January 1998
    Published in conjunction with the major exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this volume celebrates the northern Renaissance, beginning with the work of Jan van Eyck andconcluding with Pieter Bruegel, presenting more than 200 colorplates with individual commentaries, all drawn from holdings of the Met. W/essays. 230 illus., 150 color. 452p.
  • Graven Images: The Rise Of Professional Printmakers in Antwerp and Haarlem 1540-1640

    By Timothy Riggs

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780941680110
    • Published: April 1993
    Slash through front of jacket.
  • Isabella Blow: A Life In Fashion

    By Isabella Blow

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312592943
    • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
    • Published: December 2010
    "From her roots in an odd, British, aristocratic family Isabella Blow grew to be a legendary figure in the fashion world, all the while hiding her battle with depression behind her wild signature style. In 2007, the news of her tragic suicide at the age of 48 shocked the international fashion world. Hired initially as Anna Wintour's assistant, before long she was overseeing photo shoots at Tatler, Vogue and The Sunday Times. But she is perhaps best-known for the iconic images of her in Philip Treacy's famously outrageous hats. Much the way Wintour herself is portrayed in Front Row, Isabella was a creature of her own making, and she artfully crafted and reinvented herself along the way. Even in her darkest moments, Blow retained her dramatic sense of humor, making her friends laugh as they struggled to help. Lauren Goldstein Crowe has written the ultimate insider story of the fashion world; Isabella Blow's extraordinary story will keep readers furiously turning pages"--
  • La peinture flamande de la Renaissance (French Edition)

    By M. Eemans

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112413151
    • Publisher: Editions Meddens
    • Published: May 1968
    Text is in French.
  • The Luminous Image: Painted Glass Roundels In the Lowlands, 1480-1560

    By Timothy Husband

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870997488
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: January 1995
    Published in conjunction with a 1995 exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this catalog features extensive explication of a relatively unknown art, focusing on problems of style, workshop techniques, the dissemination of designs, iconographic variety, the functions of the diversity of drawings, details of specific patrons and commissions, and the leading centers of Lowlands stained-glass production Ghent, Bruges, and Leiden. Includes 455 b&w and 22 color illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Netherlandish Art 1600-1700 in the Rijksmuseum

    By Hendrick W. Van Os Rijksmuseum

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789040095528
    • Publisher: Rijksmuseum and Waanders Publishers
    • Published: January 2001