Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide 2007 2008 Edition

Author: Howard Moneta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933295183
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The Davenport's includes biographical and pricing information for over 300,000 artists (specializing in little-known and hard-to-find artists). Prices cover oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, prints, posters, and photographs" -- B&N from the publisher (July 2007).

Skate s Art Investment Handbook The Comprehensive Guide to Investing in the Global Art and Art Services Market

Author: Sergey Skaterschikov
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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The expert reference to investing in a $40.billion global art market. Art is one of the most lucrative alternative investment.vehicles in global finance today. Yet, until now there.were no professional investment guides for high net.worth individuals who wish to invest in this highly.lucrative and emerging market. Written by one of the.most respected providers of independent research and.advice on art investment, this book was first published.in 2006. Major global banks distributed the book to.their wealthiest clients.

European Artists III

Author: John Castagno
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461658470
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Castagno's Artists' Signatures and Monograms have become the standard reference source for galleries, museums, libraries, and collectors around the world. European Artists III: Signatures and Monograms From 1800, A Directory features an additional 2,800 artists and signatures. In addition to the standard signature entries, the book features sections for monograms and initials, common surname signatures, alternative surname signatures, and illegible signatures. It provides the researcher a reference tool not duplicated elsewhere—one that will save many hours of research.

Carole A Feuerman

Author: Dena Merriam
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Revised edition featuring recent work and an extensive new biography of one of the major figurative sculptors working in America today Feuerman's monumental Olympic Swimmer was featured in the Olympic Fine Arts exhibition at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, the largest piece commissioned from an American artist Carole A. Feuerman's sculpture combines breathtaking super-realist technique with a humanist approach to her subjects. This revised monograph features David Finn's dramatic photographs covering nearly three decades of her work, including many enlarged details and multiple views that provide a cinematic experience. The work-in resin, cast marble, bronze, and other materials, often painted-ranges from early erotic reliefs through life-size sculptures of athletes and nudes. Her work is motivated by questions about the nature of reality, and her remarkable artistic skill leads the viewer to the same questions. Yet beyond the simulacrum of reality, Feuerman also manages to convey the feeling behind the intense physicality, the passion, and sensuality of mundane poses."

House of Many Gods

Author: Kiana Davenport
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345515452
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Kiana Davenport, the bestselling author of Song of the Exile and Shark Dialogues, comes another mesmerizing novel about her people and her islands. Told in spellbinding and mythic prose, House of Many Gods is a deeply complex and provocative love story set against the background of Hawaii and Russia. Interwoven throughout with the indelible portrait of a native Hawaiian family struggling against poverty, drug wars, and the increasing military occupation of their sacred lands. Progressing from the 1960s to the turbulent present, the novel begins on the island of O’ahu and centers on Ana, abandoned by her mother as a child. Raised by her extended family on the “lawless” Wai’anae coast, west of Honolulu, Ana, against all odds, becomes a physician. While tending victims of Hurricane ‘Iniki on the neighboring island of Kaua’i, she meets Nikolai, a Russian filmmaker with a violent and tragic past, who can confront reality only through his unique prism of lies. Yet he is dedicated to recording the ecological horrors in his motherland and across the Pacific. As their lives slowly and inextricably intertwine, Ana and Nikolai’s story becomes an odyssey that spans decades and sweeps the reader from rural Hawaii to the forbidding Arctic wastes of Russia; from the poverty-stricken Wai’anae coast to the glittering harshness of “new Moscow” and the haunting, faded beauty of St. Petersburg. With stunning narrative inventiveness, Davenport has created a timeless epic of loss and remembrance, of the search for family and identity, and, ultimately, of the redemptive power of love. From the Hardcover edition.

The Dictionary of Art

Author: Jane Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195170689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Boasting well over 6,000 contributors from 12 countries, the Dictionary offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts. The Dictionary ranges far both geographically and historically; it features unparalleled coverage of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, Native North America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome. Providing depth as well as breadth, The Dictionary of Art examines important art forms and key issues of design, taste, function, and patronage, illuminating them in light of the cultural context in which they developed.

Stylepedia

Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811833462
Format: PDF
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A chunky, distinctive object of brilliant design in and of itself, Stylepedia is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to the kaleidoscope that is modern design. In hundreds of illustrated entries, Heller and Fili, the award-winning authors of Euro Deco and numerous other popular design titles, survey the designers, schools, and movements that comprise the practice today as well as take a fascinating glimpse back at some of the seminal early leaders. From the first Santa Claus to appear on a Coca-Cola bottle to the increasingly ubiquitous camouflage tee shirt, iconic everyday items of yesterday and today provide valuable inspiration to designers and design aficionados. As quirky as it is useful and positively packed with lavish color illustrations, this designer's design compendium is the only one of its kind.