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June 2010

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In This Issue:

Master Drawings Close-Up

Printing the Grand Manner

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection

The Ancient Greeks

If...

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Master Drawings Close-Up
Julian Brooks
Master Drawings Close-Up

This volume introduces the reader to the pleasure of looking at master drawings. Through forty-five spectacular works of art, each shown in full and with an enlarged detail, the book simulates the experience of looking at a drawing through a magnifying glass: one can see the techniques and materials used and get close enough to almost feel the artist's creativity. Short texts highlight particular aspects of each work, and italicized technical terms are explained in a helpful glossary. Works by some of the greatest masters of the craft—Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Ingres, Goya, Seurat, and Van Gogh—are included.

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Printing the Grand Manner: Charles Le Brun and Monumental Prints in the Age of Louis XIV
Louis Marchesano and Christian Michel
Printing the Grand Manner

This beautifully produced book illuminates an extraordinary moment in the intertwined history of painting and printmaking in Europe. The brilliant age of Louis XIV saw the creation of a group of unusually large prints—some of which measure a fantastic five feet by three feet when assembled—that reproduced works by the French king's remarkably inventive court painter, designer, and arts administrator, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690). The authors not only relate the fascinating story of the production of these prints but also explore their role in the glorification of Louis XIV and in forming critical opinion of Le Brun as an artist and as an advocate of history painting in the Grand Manner.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection
Revised Edition
Edited by Kenneth Lapatin and Karol Wight

The J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection contains more than fifty thousand ancient objects. Spanning thousands of years—from Preclassical times as far back as the third millennium B.C. through the third century A.D.—it encompasses Cycladic, Greek, Etruscan, South Italian, Roman, and Romano-Egyptian cultures. In lively prose accompanied by a full-color photograph of each object, this handbook presents nearly two hundred of the most important pieces in the antiquities collection.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection

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The Ancient Greeks: Their Lives and Their World
Alexandra Villing

Meet the people of ancient Greece, learn how they lived and worked, and see the sorts of objects they made and used. In profiling a wide range of people from this ancient society—from religious and government leaders to farmers, soldiers, and artisans to women and children—the author brings to life a distant and fascinating world. The lively text and wealth of illustrations of ancient Greek artworks and artifacts, including vases, statuary, religious objects, jewelry, and weapons, make this the perfect introduction to an ancient society that left such an extraordinary legacy to Western civilization. Ages twelve and up.

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The Ancient Greeks

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If...
Sarah Perry
If...

Happy 15th Anniversary to If...

This month we celebrate the 15th anniversary of our best selling title for children, If..., the beguiling picture book by Sarah Perry. With over 100,000 copies sold, it has delighted and inspired readers of all ages. Click below to see what the world would be like if... butterflies were clothes and hummingbirds told secrets.

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Learn more about Y Si... the Spanish language version.


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