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1000 Paintings of Genius Hardcover – October 15, 2009
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About the Author
Victoria Charles received her PhD in art history. She has published extensively on art history and is a regular contributor to journals and magazines. Her most recent publication is a monograph on Rembrandt.
Joseph Manca received his PhD from Columbia University. He is a professor and Chairman of the Art History Department at Rice University. A specialized on the Italian Renaissance, Joseph Manca has published numerous works on this period.
Megan McShane received her PhD from Emory University and specialises in European avant-garde art during First and Second World Wars.
Donald Wigal is a retired art, history and theology professor from the University of Dayton. He specialises in modern and Western art. He was an indexer of the Academic American Encyclopedia.
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Most are of a size that can easily fit an ordinary scanner where they can then be downloaded into photo files such as iphoto. Each photo is numbered and accompanied by text that gives the author, the name of the painting, a brief history and the date it was created.
There is also a detailed introduction to each century and at the back of the book, a country-by-country color-coded chronology of the entries. This is followed by a glossary of terms and an index. Fortunately I was able to get this book at a bargain price, but would have been willing to pay any reasonable asking price. Five stars.
Since buying this book I have found so many artists I would never have heard of. Artists like Arcimboldo with his quirky paintings of people with faces made of fruit and Isaak Levitan, who created the sparse but beautifully colored `The Vladimirka Road'. Of course the book features the likes of Da Vinci and Van Gogh, but I found the lesser known paintings to be much more interesting in terms of dipping my toes into the art world. For those of you interested in the biographical side of things, the book also offers short biographies of some of the artists which I found easily digestible and interesting.
For anyone wanting to scrub up on their art, or even for Art students/teachers wanting a touch of inspiration, I can definitely recommend this book. Great pictures by some great artists, plus the price is reasonable too!
always in the living room!!