FAVORITE GIFT BOOKS
Andrea del Sarto
The Renaissance Workshop in Action
"[A] splendid catalog."
—New York Times
The Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury
"The publication matches its subject and thematic pitch: erudite, well-wrought, sumptuous."
—Times Literary Supplement
The Brilliant History of Color in Art
"This colorful volume tells the stories of the major colors in the artist's palette throughout
history, from ultramarine to madder red to modern colors, like chrome yellow. Perfect for
the student of art or art history, or aspiring or accomplished artist."
Carleton Watkins in Yosemite
"These photographs show the evolution of the photographer's work from a high poetic style to a deeply intimate and personal one."
—The Photo Review
Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
"Significantly, [this] scholarly catalog, by Getty curator Peter Björn Kerber, restores much of the meaning that was lost as these works passed from generation to generation.... While anyone can appreciate these paintings aesthetically, viewers... require the catalog to understand their layered meanings and slant."
—Wall Street Journal
Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice
"One of the year's best museum shows."
—Los Angeles Times
"[This book] draws from the archives of one of the most influential and celebrated fashion photographers of the late 20th century, offering an impressive collection of Ritts's sumptuous nudes and portraits of supermodels and celebrities."
"This is an extraordinary book that launches the imagination of all those who pass through the pages."
The Lure of Italy
In this lively book, Julian Brooks offers a grand tour through the drawings and watercolors of Turner, Canaletto, Lusieri, and many others who captured Italy through their art. The result is entertaining and breathtaking: a must-read for any Italophile.
"An indispensable publication of lasting significance."
Photographer of Glasgow
In the mid-nineteenth century, Thomas Annan was one of the most famous photographers in his native Scotland, and his diverse works spanned from portraits to landscapes. This richly illustrated volume offers an unforgettable look at Annan's life and art through the prism of these works.