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A Closer Look: Techniques of Painting

Jo Kirby

How do artists create different effects when painting? The medium they choose—such as oil, watercolor, or egg tempera—plays an important part. So too does the material they paint on, the pigments used, and even the type of...

February 7, 2012, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Allegory

Erika Langmuir

Painters in the past and commercial artists in our own day have relied on allegory to create "message pictures." Once thought to rival literary works or political oratory in influence and prestige, such paintings, with their...

June 24, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft; Edited by Eileen Hunt Botting; With Essays by Ruth Abbey, Eileen Hunt Botting, Norma Clarke, Madeline Cronin, and Virginia Sapiro

Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was the first book to present women’s rights as an issue of universal human rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edition...

August 26, 2014, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Conservation of Paintings

David Bomford; Updated by Jill Dunkerton and Martin Wyld

A Closer Look is the new series title for the updated and refreshed National Gallery Pocket Guide range. The series has been enhanced with a stronger format, attractive design, new photography, and additional...

August 11, 2009, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Still Life

Erika Langmuir

What is still life? We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form. Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from...

May 3, 2011, Paper, $15.00

Rimbaud the Son

Pierre Michon; Translated by Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays

A radiant work of fiction that illuminates the life and art of Rimbaud in a way that no biography couldRimbaud the Son, widely celebrated upon its publication in France, investigates the life of...

October 22, 2013, Paper, $15.00

Mozart's Third Brain

Göran Sonnevi; Translation, Preface, and Notes by Rika Lesser; Foreword by Rosanna Warren

One of the great poetic masterpieces of the past century, exquisitely translated from the Swedish. Winner of the 2006 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, Swedish writer Göran Sonnevi is...

April 24, 2012, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Renaissance Treasures from the Edmond Foulc Collection

Jack Hinton; With a contribution by Alexandra Gauthier

A celebration of the exceptional collection of Renaissance art assembled by Edmond Foulc and its purchase by the Philadelphia Museum of Art In 1930, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired the collection of...

October 20, 2020, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

A Closer Look: Landscape

Erika Langmuir

Landscape is probably the most popular type of painting, but anyone who has ever been disappointed by vacation photographs knows how difficult it is to turn a view into a picture.  This book shows how artists in past...

May 8, 2018, Paper, $15.00

Fred Astaire

Joseph Epstein

A portrait of America’s most graceful and elegant male dancer and how he came to represent the essence of style, suavity, and charm Joseph Epstein’s Fred Astaire investigates the great dancer...

October 6, 2009, Paper, $15.00

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