Books tagged: art history

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Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
Embryo In The Womb
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Embryo in the Womb is a short story (4,600 words) inspired by the historical rumors that some art subjects may have been exhumed and stolen by grave robbers.
When Strange Gods Call
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Chinese
2005 Winner - Ka Palapala Po'okela Award Winner! Hawaii, a tropical paradise alive with history and myths, lures elegant Miki from art-rich San Francisco and her childhood friend Alex from the jungle covered temples in South East Asia. Generations of animosity between their families, marked by death and deceit, threaten the couple in this tale lush with stormy spirits and passions of the past.
Still Life Paintings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by QuirkyGurl Media. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Still Life Paintings is a collection of three short stories, thematically linked by painting. This collection is 10,000 words in length and contains bonus material in the form of an an essay excerpt from the book Reflections on Motherhood as well.
The Botticelli Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem…. She’s a high-spirited woman with a sordid past, trying to go straight. Enter gorgeous John Bolingbroke, a half-vampire with news of her missing father. From New York through Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, while fleeing ruthless vampires, Laila searches desperately for her father and a lost painting that holds a coveted secret.
Impressions of Tulou
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
During the 1980s, Americans saw via satellite images what they thought were missile-launching silos dotting the countryside of Southeast China. The so-called silos turned out to be the tulou, one of China's best-kept architectural secrets. Author Wu Yiyu shares his experiences with these remarkable earth and wood structures, complete with his own drawings.
Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Peter Garwood and his wife Theresa travelled extensively in France and Spain over many years. 'Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia,' will give students and visitors an insight into the locality of towns and villages in this region, together with a visual documentation of the rich variety of decorative stonework on their churches. This book also doubles as a unique pictoral travel guide.
The Illuminator's Palette: A Study of Pre-Seventeenth Century Pigments for Medieval Book Art
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,310. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
A concise compilation of modern research into the pigments used by medieval artists for painting various works of art. This monograph includes a list of 66 pigments along with charts showing their use throughout time, and the locations of use, describes how to mix your own paint with historically accurate binders, and explains the techniques necessary to successfully emulate the medieval artist.
Second Lisa
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 281,810. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Veronica Knox. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Art History with a Twist of the Paranormal A story of lost identities, missing paintings, and love carried over five centuries. A biography of Leonardo da Vinci, his forgotten sister, Lisabetta, and her lover Sandro Botticelli, brought to life through the mysteries of reincarnation and the powers of creativity.
The Renaissance House
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012 by SDS Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Robert Burns lives in an ordinary house in England. But it’s not an ordinary house. Not at all. On the outside, it seems like any other dwelling, but on the inside, it’s been transformed into an incredible art gallery, a shrine to and celebration of Renaissance art, containing wonderful reproductions of classic works from centuries gone by; portraits, wall frescos, lunettes and friezes alike.