French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution

French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This authoritative book surveys the remarkable collection of 18th-century French paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the context of the institutions that governed the visual arts in the 1700s—the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, the Académie de France à Rome, and the Paris Salon. The works catalogued feature stunning examples by leading painters of the period, including Antoine Watteau, Jean Siméon Chardin, François Boucher, Joseph Siffred Duplessis, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Hubert Robert, Jacques Louis David, the Van Blarenberghes, and François Gérard.   Katharine Baetjer provides an incisive history of the Académie Royale, its formation, principles, and regulations, and explores the beginnings of public art discourse in France. Organized chronologically by artists’ birth years, the book includes a short biography of each artist and in-depth discussions of individual paintings that incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship, while numerous comparative illustrations provide essential context.  

  • ASIN: 1588396614

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.

  • Brand: Knopf Publishing Group
  • ASIN: 0394721780
  • UPC: 884575776337

The Age of French Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago

The Age of French Impressionism: Masterpieces from the

The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the world’s greatest collections of late-19th-century French art. This stunning book highlights more than 100 of the museum’s masterpieces, from the bold works of Édouard Manet, an important figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism, to Claude Monet’s light-filled paintings—the hallmarks of the period—and Paul Cézanne’s influential Post-Impressionist canvases. Each beautifully reproduced work is situated in terms of the memorable era in which it was created, and collectively they exemplify the diversity of ideas and extraordinary wealth of talent at work during the remarkable Impressionist period. The publication also features a chronology—illustrated with color reproductions, archival photographs, and exhibition shots—that documents the history and formation of the Art Institute of Chicago’s renowned collection. The Age of French Impressionism offers art enthusiasts a fascinating overview of the Impressionist movement and its legacy.

  • ASIN: 0300167806

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La Decoration Artistique" (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La

Published in Paris before World War I, these decorative Art Nouveau graphics originally appeared in a now-rare periodical, La Decoration Artistique. This compilation presents 100 full-color plates in a beautiful assortment of period designs that will prove essential to collectors of the era's best and hardest-to-find illustrations.A splendid variety of images includes headpieces, typographical banners, and other designs rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style, all embellished with naturalistic motifs, from parrots and peacocks to sinuous vines and flowers in full bloom. Other illustrations feature storefront signage for bakeries and cafés; decorative friezes of theatrical masks and grapevines; borders of blossoms, books, and birds; stenciled decorations for fire screens; and corner and ceiling ornaments. Art aficionados, designers, artists, art students, and anyone with a taste for Art Nouveau will delight in this extraordinary collection, which offers a lasting source of inspiration and pleasure.

  • ASIN: 0486831116
  • UPC: 800759831111

Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk, Outdoor Toy, Gift for Kids, 16 Count

Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk, Outdoor Toy, Gift for

Product Description Crayola-Sidewalk Chalk. Experience hours of fun in your front yard! This package contains sixteen 4 inch long sidewalk chalks in an assortment of colors. Recommended for ages 3 and up. WARNING: Choking Hazard-small parts. Not for children under 4 years. Non- toxic. Conforms to ASTM D 4236. Imported. Brand Story By From the Manufacturer Create BIG outdoor art with the ONLY sidewalk chalk in bright, bold Crayola crayon colors The Anti-Roll shape keeps sticks handy without rolling away and produces fine lines or broad strokes that simply wash away with water. Includes 16 Sidewalk Chalk sticks in exclusive Crayola crayon colors.

  • Color: 16 Count
  • Brand: Crayola
  • ASIN: B00AHAJGYO
  • UPC: 071662612160

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

Call Me by Your Name: A

Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar™ Nominee James IvoryThe Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted ScreenplayA New York Times BestsellerA USA Today Bestseller A Los Angeles Times BestsellerA Vulture Book Club Pick An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our TimeAndre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for FicitionA New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

  • Brand: Picador
  • ASIN: 1250169445

The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures

The Art of the Fold: How to Make

The renowned and influential book artist Hedi Kyle shows you step-by-step how to create her unique designs, using folding techniques. Projects include flag books, blizzard books, the fishbone fold and nesting boxes. This is a wonderful insight into the work of a truly skilled artist.

  • ASIN: 1786272938

Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces

Art in Detail: 100

A comprehensive yet accessible sourcebook for curators and amateurs alike that examines the finer points of 100 well-known works of artGreat paintings cannot be fully understood in a single encounter. Art lovers want to revisit and reconsider the masterpieces again and again throughout their lives, perceiving in greater depth and possibly modifying their value judgments every time they look at a work. Viewing a painting as a whole is a perfectly acceptable method of interacting with art, but a deeper understanding can only be gained by analyzing the painting in detail.Art in Detail spotlights these finer points that even connoisseurs may not pick up on quickly or perhaps at all. It covers all the minutiae that a quick glance will almost certainly fail to reveal. These include subtle internal details, such as hidden symbols and artistic tricks employed by the painter to achieve particular effects. In addition, Susie Hodge writes intelligently and informatively about relevant external influences on the artist―everything from the broad socio-economic context in which he or she flourished, to smaller local difficulties, such as the level of air pollution at the time the painting was created. This book examines 100 paintings from artists such as Pollock, Courbet, Monet, Mondrian, El...

  • Brand: Thames Hudson
  • ASIN: 0500239541

Hot Sox Women's Artist Series Crew Socks | Starry Night, Royal, Shoe Size: 4-10

Hot Sox Women's Artist Series Crew Socks |

Hot Sox, the original fashion socks brand, has always stayed true to its vision - fun, unique, designer socks. Our artistic and novelty designs attract life-long fans who love bringing wearable art to life. We are proud to share our love of design and bring you some brand favorites like mona lisa, starry night, and the scream. Be sure to check out new updates in the exciting world of Hot Sox.

  • Color: Royal
  • Brand: Hot Sox
  • ASIN: B00EP4UJW6
  • UPC: 047852032230

Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece

Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting

"Once Upon a Time in the West was the movie that made me consider filmmaking."–Quentin TarantinoSergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in the Westset out to be the ultimate Western―a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a "dance of death." With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels , and aimed for something much more ambitious―an exploration of the relationship between myth ("Once Upon a Time..."), history ("...in the West") and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer. This would be a horse opera in which the arias aren't sung, they are stared. Once Upon a Time has since inspired several generations of filmmakers worldwide. Its combination of "film about film" with an angry historical epic, told with great style, has resonated for half a century, and its reputation has steadily grown. This book, by the world-renowned authority on Sergio Leone, Christopher Frayling, includes revealing personal interviews with all the key players involved in the movie (in front of the camera and behind it) a wealth of never-before-publishe...

  • ASIN: 1909526339
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