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Art Bound November 2011

November 2011

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In This Issue:

Books: A Living History
The Knightly Art of Battle
Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age
American Painters on Technique: The Colonial Period to 1860

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Books
A Living History
Martyn Lyons
Books: A Living History

"In this sumptuously illustrated history of the book, Lyons covers a millennia of changes, from ancient Mesopotamian carvings to Gutenberg's innovations in printing, through the computer age and the advent of the Internet and e-readers."
Publishers Weekly

"Besides giving us a visual journey of the book as a beautiful, aesthetic object, Lyons also shows how influential the book has been in shaping human history for 2,500 years."
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The Knightly Art of Battle
Ken Mondschein
The Knightly Art of Battle

Using superb details of lively pen drawings highlighted with gold leaf, this book features some of the most interesting selections from Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), a manuscript by the renowned Italian fencing master Fiore dei Liberi depicting the knightly arts of fighting with swords, daggers, and polearms, on foot and on horseback, and in and out of armor.

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Renaissance People
Lives that Shaped the Modern Age
Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith
Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

The Renaissance burst forth in all its glory around 1500 and spread throughout Europe. This period of great creativity and productivity in the arts and sciences is illuminated in this book through the lives of more than ninety of its illustrious intellectuals, artists, literary figures, scientists, and rulers.

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American Painters on Technique
The Colonial Period to 1860
Lance Mayer and Gay Myers
American Painters on Technique: The Colonial Period to 1860

This is the first comprehensive study of an important but largely unknown part of the history of American art: the materials and techniques used by American painters. Based on extensive research, including artists' recipe books, letters, journals, and painting manuals, much previously unpublished, the authors have also drawn on their many years as conservators of paintings for museums and collectors.

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