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  • The Alhambra

    By Robert Irwin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674015685
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: September 2004
    The Alhambra is the only Muslim palace to have survived from the Middle Ages. Built by a bloody and threatened dynasty of Muslim Spain, it was preserved as a monument to the triumph of Christianity. Every day tourists in their thousands are entranced by its superb site, its towers and courts, its fountained gardens, its honeycombed ceilings and its intricate tile work. Much of what they see is the invention of later generations. Its highly sophisticated decoration is not just random but full of hidden meaning. Its most magnificent buildings were designed not by architects, but by philosophers and poets. It is a place of many mysteries. Even its purpose is not always clear. The Alhambra, which resembles a fairy tale palace, was constructed by slave labour in an era of economic decline, plague and political violence. Its beautifully decorated halls witnessed many murders. The Alhambra's influence on art, and on literature, Orientalist painting and Granada cinemas, Washington Irving and Borges, has been significant. Robert Irwin helps us to understand that story fully.
  • The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement

    By Roger Casement

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781901990010
    • Publisher: Anaconda Editions
    • Published: April 2009
  • Andalusia: Art and Architecture

    By Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783829026574
    • Publisher: KONEMANN
    • Published: August 2000
    Covers all major places of interest with numerous essays on aspects of Andalusian history and culture; town maps & ground plans; a guide to architectural styles; an illustration of each work of art or architecture discussed.Color/b&w illus. 536p.
  • Art & Architecture Andalusia

    By Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783848003266
    • Publisher: H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh
    • Published: April 2013
    "Each volume of the Art & Architecture series is opulently illustrated. The highly readable texts provide concentrated information on accessing well-known and less-known sites in the world of art. An image of every piece of art that is described is included, allowing readers to easily recognize the original in situ. Insets on cultural and historical topics and illustrated glossaries, summaries and timelines supplement the body text - leaving a deeper, more lasting impression of the works discussed."
  • Art and Death At the Spanish Habsburg Court: The Royal Exequies for Philip IV

    By Steven N. Orso

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826207104
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESS
    • Published: October 1989
  • The Arts in Spain

    By John F. Moffitt

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500203156
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: February 1999
    From the dawn of mankind's artistic achievement in the cave paintings of Altamira, to Picasso's groundbreaking Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and beyond, the arts in Spain tangibly illustrate the unique course of Spanish history. In this wide-ranging critical overview, John F. Moffitt concentrates on paradigms of painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and architecture, situating them within their historical context. Professor Moffitt first traces Iberian and Roman beginnings and examines the Islamic and Christian foundations of Cordoba and the Escorial. He discusses the masterworks of El Greco, Zurbaran, Velazquez, and Goya, the innovations of Picasso, Dali, and Mira, and the advent of postmodernism in Spain. Authoritative and ambitious, the book encompasses the enormous breadth of the Spanish artistic panorama, revealing how many of its most characteristic modern traits were present in earliest times.
  • Balenciaga and Spain

    By Cristobal Balenciaga

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847836468
    • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
    • Published: March 2011
    This unprecedented volume considers the profound and enduring impact of Spain's history, art, and culture on one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, the legendary Cristobal Balenciaga. Hailed as 'fashion's Picasso' by Cecil Beaton, Balenciaga created a revolutionary oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. From the opening of his Paris fashion house in 1917 until his retirement in 1968. his visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable tailoring seduced generations of the most fashionable women in the world. This book traces the deep influence of the Spanish masters - from Zurbarian, Velazquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miro - on the protean Balenciaga’s designs. Spain’s religious dress and ceremony, its lavish royal court, the tradition of flamenco dance, the drama of the bullfight, and the distinctive costumes of the country's diverse regions. Featuring never-before-published photographs by renowned artists such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as well as remarkable documentary images from the archives of the house of Balenciaga, this illuminating and lavishly illustrated volume is a bottom line, must have addition to a fashion library. Notes, Bibliography, Catalogue of the Exhibition, Index. Illus. 256p.
  • Barcelona 1900

    Our Price: $65.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801446573
    • Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 2007
    Published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (2007-2008), this abundantly illustrated book offers a multi-faceted view of the artistic, cultural, social, and political history of the city between 1880 and 1910--a period of incredible growth, change, and creativity in all arenas, culminating in 1909's "Tragic Week" of confrontations between soldiers and workers. Editor Sala (modern and contemporary art, U. of Barcelona) brings together material in seven in-depth thematic essays interwoven with 192 images of paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry, buildings, furniture, street scenes. Among those in the spotlight: Gaudi, Picasso, Casas, Domènech, Rusiñol, to name just a few. The format is oversize: 9.5x11.5. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis

    By Amanda Wunder

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780271076645
    • Publisher: Penn State University Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • Chicana and Chicano Art

    By Carlos Francisco Jackson

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816526475
    • Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
    • Published: February 2009
    The series provides modular texts that instructors can use with each other or with texts outside the series in undergraduate courses, typically of one semester. Jackson (Chicana/o studies, U. of California-Davis) examines the history, development, and present blossoming of Chicana and Chicano visual arts since its beginning as part of the Chicana/o movement during the 1960s. His themes include artistic influences on the movement, art and the Chicano movement, prominent themes, art collectives, community art centers and workshops and trends. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Collecting Spanish Art: Spain's Golden Age and America's Gilded Age

    By Inge Reist

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780912114583
    • Publisher: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica
    • Published: October 2012
  • Dangerous Border Crossers

    By Guillermo Gomez-Pena

    Our Price: $46.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415182379
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: May 2000
  • Early Spanish Manuscript Illlumination

    By John Williams

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • Publisher: George Braziller
    • Published: 1977
  • El Greco & His Patrons: Three Major Projects

    By Domenico El Greco

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521389433
    • Publisher: Cambridge Unversity Press
    • Published: July 1989
    The bold and unusual religious paintings of El Greco (c. 1541 - 1614) have aroused widespread interest and wonder, but until now little has been known about the artist's patrons. This is the first comprehensive study of the several individuals who financed, encouraged and influenced El Greco's extraordinary artistic endeavours. Mann reconstructs the lives of several of the artist's patrons and demonstrates fow El Greco's pictorial ensemble reflected the patrons' concerns, who helped to shape both the style and iconography of the paintings. The precise nature of the connection between the paintings and Spanish mysticism is clarified. The author provides us the basis for a new interpretation of the artist's work and presents many insight into life in 16th-century Spain.
  • The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain

    By Oscar E. Vázquez

    Our Price: $51.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780271071213
    • Publisher: Penn State University Press
    • Published: April 2017

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