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Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, Brook, Timothy
1 Brook, Timothy Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
Bloomsbury Press 2009 1596915994 / 9781596915992 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings beco me windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--we re transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global. A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty--but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an expanding world. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur from North America, and it was beaver pelts from America that financed the voyages of explorers seeking routes to China-prized for the porcelains so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time, including Vermeer's. In this dazzling history, Timothy Brook uses Vermeer's works, and other contemporary images from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to trace the rapidly growing web of global trade, and the explosive, transforming, and sometimes destructive changes it wrought in the age when globalization really began. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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2 Brotton, Jerry Global Interests: Renaissance Art Between East and West
Reaktion Books 2005 1861891660 / 9781861891662 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: 'This fascinating book provided me with a whole new way of thinking about t he European Renaissance ... While offereing a series of elegant interpretat ions of art objects exchanged between East and West... this is also an epic story of imperial rivalry exploring the ways in which courts jostled for s upremacy through their display of magnificent art objects, many of which ar e beautifully reproduced here' - The Good Book Guide 'Books of the Year' 'C ultural history needs the wider perspective [the authors] enjoin, and, as t heir reflections suggest, it is a mistake to think one can satisfactorily e xplain anything about the European continent - its art, the growth of it sc ience, its social, political or religious history - in ignorance of its clo se relations with its eastern and southern margins. Global Interests is a v aluable corrective to the established tendency to disregard them' - Literar y Review 'impressive ... the discussion is full of remarkable examples ... there is much that will stimulate thought and excite admiration' - Art Quar terly About the Author Lisa Jardine is director of the AHRB Research Centre for Editing Lives and Letters and professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of many books, including On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Life and Tumultuous Times of Sir Christopher Wren. Jerry Brotton is a lecturer in Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World, published by Reaktion Books. 
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3 Chicago, Judy Women and Art: Contested Territory
Watson-Guptill 1999 0823058522 / 9780823058525 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
This is a curiously interesting hybrid with two running commentaries per pa ge. The central space is reserved for a somewhat traditional art historical text on women artists and images of women in art by British art critic/art historian Lucie-Smith. The rest is filled with the writings of one of the most opinionated and surely the most famous U.S.-based feminist artist, Chi cago, creator of The Dinner Party. The collaboration is certainly eye-catch ing, but, despite 200 beautiful color plates, this is no coffee-table decor ation. It seems compiled to capture the attention of any browsing reader of college age and above. Many of the ten chapters might startle the average readerAthey're explicit about gender issues, bodily functions, and other od dities that are now a part of contemporary art. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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Victorian Cottages, Clayton-Payne, Andrew
4 Clayton-Payne, Andrew Victorian Cottages
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 1994 0297831933 / 9780297831938 Hardcover Good/Good 
Andrew Clayton-Payne was the Associate Director and Head of British Drawing s and Watercolours at Christie's in London. He now runs his own company. He is author of the long-running best-seller Victorian Flower Gardens and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Collectors' Guide and Country Li fe. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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Neoclassicism and Romanticism, 1750-1850: Sources and Documents (Sources & Documents in History of Art), Volume 2 Restoration /, Eitner, Lorenz Edwin Alfred (Compiler)
5 Eitner, Lorenz Edwin Alfred (Compiler) Neoclassicism and Romanticism, 1750-1850: Sources and Documents (Sources & Documents in History of Art), Volume 2 Restoration /
Prentice Hall 1969 0136109152 / 9780136109150 Paperback Good 
Includes the revival of institutions, the Christian revival, Nature-Philoso phy, Goethe, Ruskin, Constable, Turner, Baudelaire, etc. 174p. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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David to Delacroix, Friedlaender, Walter
6 Friedlaender, Walter David to Delacroix
Harvard University Press 1952 0674194012 / 9780674194014 Paperback Good 
This renowned study follows the evolution of French painting from the Revol ution through the Napoleonic era. Beginning with David's revolutionary clas sicism, Friedlaender scrutinizes the work of early-nineteenth-century artis ts against the background of their times. He reveals the baroque tendencies diffused into the art of Prudhon and the same predisposition, mixed with a strong realism, in the work of Géricault. Two distinct trends appear, deriving from Pussin and Rubens. The author follows the styles as they mature, and represents their consumation in two great masters--the refined and abstract classicism of Ingres and the baroque of Delacroix with its flamboyant colorism and exotic subjects. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eighth Edition), Gardner, Helen
7 Gardner, Helen Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eighth Edition)
Harcourt Publishers Group (A 1986 0155037633 / 9780155037632 Hardcover Very Good 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib:(no dustcove r) Examining not only traditional pieces but also works made for the non-elite, this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated history of world art reveals how art reflects and participates in the artists' view of the world in which they live, from the prehistoric world through the twentieth century. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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Sex Or Symbol? Erotic Images of Greece and Rome, Johns, Catherine
8 Johns, Catherine Sex Or Symbol? Erotic Images of Greece and Rome
British Museum Press 1990 0714117137 / 9780714117133 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition: Investigating overt sexual representations in the art of Greek and Roman life, Johns explains that many of the objects which Victorians found shocking were not all intended to have an erotic purpose. Many had a religious and apotropaic function, and also shed light on social mores of the time. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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9 Roveri, Anna Maria Donadoni Egyptian Civilization Daily Life
Egyptian Museum of Turin 1988 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A superb first edition protected in a slipcase, illustrated b/w and colour photos throughout,Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Since 1842 the city of Turin has been the custodian of one of the most comprehensive and precious collections of ancient Egyptian art. This uses that unique collection to illustrate and describe daily life in Egypt during ancient times 
Price: 5000.00 JPY
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Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Socie ty, 1970s-1990s, Weintraub, Linda
10 Weintraub, Linda Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Socie ty, 1970s-1990s
Art Insights, Inc. 1997 0965198812 / 9780965198813 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. In this highly accessible introduction to American art since the 1970's, Linda Weintraub offers a museum goers a readable exploration of some of the most important artists and movements of the past decades. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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