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The Renaissance in Europe

A Reader

Edited by Keith Whitlock

How important was the Renaissance in the development of Western civilization? To what extent did the Renaissance mediate or challenge tradition and notions of authority? What factors determined the reception of...

March 11, 2000, Paper, $15.00

National Gallery Pocket Collection

Introduction by Leah Kharibian

The National Gallery, London, home to celebrated works by Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Eyck, Van Gogh, and many others, contains paintings that rank among the finest in the history of Western European art....

June 23, 2009, Cloth, $15.00

Wall Street

America's Dream Palace

Steve Fraser

Meet the imperious aristocrat, the wily confidence man, the Napoleonic hero, and the soulless sinner—iconic figures on the Street since the days of the Revolution Wall Street: no other place on earth is...

April 14, 2009, Paper, $15.00

El Greco to Goya

Spanish Painting

Dawson W. Carr

This book presents highlights of the National Gallery’s outstanding collection of Spanish painting from the 15th to the 19th century—considered one of the finest outside of Spain. Haunting works by El...

November 3, 2009, Paper, $15.00

Duccio to Leonardo

Renaissance Painting 1250-1500

Simona Di Nepi

This generously illustrated book presents highlights from the National Gallery’s display of Italian Renaissance painting, one of the richest collections of its kind in the world. Duccio to Leonardo focuses on...

November 24, 2009, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Faces

Alexander Sturgis

Faces are everywhere in the National Gallery’s collection: in portraits and narrative scenes, in allegories and paintings of everyday life. It is often the faces shown that communicate most directly in a picture;...

January 5, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Saints

Erika Langmuir

Drawing on the National Gallery’s comprehensive collection of religious images, A Closer Look: Saints explains the importance of saints and their role in the history of European painting. Erika Langmuir underlines...

January 5, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Angels

Erika Langmuir

Erika Langmuir examines the presence and surprisingly complicated history of angels in Christian art. She points out that angels need not be winged; they can wear antique dress, contemporary church vestments, secular fashions,...

June 24, 2010, Paper, $15.00

Michael Landy

Saints Alive

Colin Wiggins; With Richard Cork and Jennifer Sliwka

British artist Michael Landy (b. 1963) is known primarily as an installation artist. His work, along with others associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs), was first catapulted to the world spotlight when it was...

August 20, 2013, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Pictorial Space

Nicholas Penny

For more than six centuries, European painters have been ambitious to depict objects as if they possessed volume, placing them in a space that seems equivalent to the real space of our world. This “fiction” was central to the...

September 26, 2017, Paper, $15.00

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