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  Christo ... Hockney


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The Whispering Veils : Poems on Christo's Art

Cyril Christo 
Hardcover / Published 1988

Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection
by Molly Donovan
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created some of the most visually breathtaking works of the 20th century. From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects such as The Umbrellas Japan-U.S.A., 1984–91 and Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95, the Christos have used fabric—wrapped, draped, and folded over, around, and through natural and constructed forms—to transcend the traditional boundaries of painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture. This stunning volume spanning the Christos' remarkable 40-year career accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art of works from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, whose relationship with the artists dates to 1971. The wonderful breadth of works presented in color and discussed here include several early packages, preparatory drawings, models for large-scale public works in urban and rural sites, and photographs of the completed projects.
Hardcover - 144 pages (February 2002)
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810905728

Christo and Jeanne Claude
Paperback Poster edition (June 2000)
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822892629

The Umbrellas : Japan/USA 1984-91
by Christo, Jeanne Claude, Wolfgang Volz (Photographer)
Hardcover collectors edition (July 1999)
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822874779
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude : Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-1995 (Jumbo Series)
Christo, et al 
Hardcover / Published 1996
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude (Basic Art Series, 42)
Jacob Baal-Teshuva, et al 
Paperback / Published 1996

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings

by Pietro C. Marani, Leonardo
In this magnificent book, Pietro Marani, the director of the project to restore Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, presents all the artist's known paintings. The history and significance of each are analyzed at length: we read, for example, that "from a very early date, Mona Lisa was considered among Leonardo's most extraordinary accomplishments, one that made every other artist 'tremble and lose heart.'" .... From its enigmatic cover (the lips of the artist's exquisite portrait of Ginevra de' Benci) to its extensive bibliography, Leonardo da Vinci comes the closest this reviewer has seen to being the ultimate art book. --John Stevenson,
Hardcover: 384 pages
Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated; ISBN: 0810935813; (November 1, 2000)

Leonardo Da Vinci (Penguin Lives)
by Sherwin B. Nuland 
Hardcover: 170 pages
Viking Press; ISBN: 0670893919; (October 2000)

Inventing Leonardo
by Leonardo da Vinci, Richard A. Turner
Paperback - 268 pages (October 1994)
Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520089383

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Volume 1)
by Leonardo Da Vinci 
(Paperback - September 1975)

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Oxford World's Classics)
by Leonardo Da Vinci, et al 
(Paperback - December 1998)

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Volume 2)
by Leonardo Da Vinci, Leonardo De Vinci
(Paperback - September 1975)

Leonardo Da Vinci for Kids : His Life and Ideas
by Janis Herbert 
(Paperback - December 1998)

Leonardo on the Human Body
by Leonardo Da Vinci 
(Paperback - August 1983)

Leonardo : The Artist and the Man
by Serge Bramly, Sian Reynolds(Translator)
(Paperback - March 1995)

Leonardo Lives : The Codex Leicester and Leonardo Da Vinci's Legacy of Art and Science
by Tevor Fairbrother, et al 
(Paperback - January 1998)

Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood (Freud, Sigmund, Works.)
by Sigmund Freud, et al 
(Paperback - November 1989)

Leonardo Da Vinci
by Diane Stanley
(Paperback - August 2000)

Leonardo Da Vinci
by Kenneth Clark, et al
(Paperback - June 1993)

Katie and the Mona Lisa
by James Mayhew (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - September 1999

Leonardo Drawings : 60 Works
by Leonardo Da Vinci, et al 
(Paperback - September 1983)

Da Vinci (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
by Mike Venezia (Illustrator) 
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback - 32 pages (August 1994)
Children's Press; ISBN: 0516422758)

Leonardo : The Last Supper
by Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, et al
Hardcover: 458 pages
University of Chicago Press (Trd); ISBN: 0226504271; Slipcase edition (April 2001)


Dale Chihuly
(Prices for this artist)

Chihuly : Form from Fire

Dale Chihuly, et al 
Hardcover - 144 pages (July 1993)
Museum of Arts & Sciences; ISBN: 0933053061

Chihuly Seaforms
by Joan S. Robinson, Sylvia Earle, Diana Johnson (Editor), Dale Chihuly
Hardcover - 112 pages (January 1997)
Art Museum of Southeast Texas; ISBN: 0960838252

Chihuly Projects
by Dale Chihuly, et al
Voluptuous shapes in luscious color, Dale Chihuly's large-scale glass sculptures are all about immediate sensory experience. It's likely no book could capture the intoxication of being in the presence of clusters of glass forms that look like undersea life or tropical forests, hanging overhead or rising up from the floor in fabulous splendor. Chihuly Projects offers 200 full-page photographs (in supersaturated color) of 34 installations the Seattle artist created over a 30-year span for public and private clients, plus chatty comments by the artist and members of his staff. A fine essay by the art writer Barbara Rose places Chihuly's work in the context of contemporary art and his own life. (An eye injury in the mid-'70s precipitated his shift from blowing individual tabletop glass pieces to becoming the director of a team effort.) But the photographs tend to flatten out Chihuly's generous shapes, and the real-world settings of the sculptures are often so busy visually that, seen from the fixed vantage point of a still photo, they compete distractingly with the art. Although some pieces are shown in different stages of completion, it's hard to grasp how any given project actually comes together from start to finish. A splashy book that seems to be trying to match the brio and outsized vision of its artist, Chihuly Projects serves primarily as an eye-popping general tour of work that ranges from a 70-by-30-foot ceiling for the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas to an outdoor "chandelier" (for a retreat in Washington State) with 1,200 handblown glass icicles--and an attached heater for melting snow to add hanging pendants of real ice. --Cathy Curtis -
(Hardcover - November 2000)

Chihuly at the V&A
by Hawkins Jennifer Opie, Dale Chihuly
(Textbook Binding - June 2001)

Chihuly Jerusalem 2000
by Dale Chihuly
(Hardcover - June 2000)

The Essential Dale Chihuly (Essential Series)
by William Warmus
(Hardcover - August 2000)

Chihuly's Pendletons : And Their Influence on His Work
by Dale Chihuly 
(Hardcover - January 2001)

Chihuly Alla MacChia : From the George R. Stroemple Collection Exhibition
by Dale Chihuly, et al 
(Hardcover - December 1993)

Chihuly Atlantis
by Dale Chihuly 
(Hardcover - December 1999)

Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000
by Dale Chihuly (Paperback - June 2000)
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Salvador Dali
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Salvador Dali Posters

Salvador Dali : 1904-1989

by Robert Descharnes, et al 
Hardcover - 224 pages (November 1998)
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822872059

Salvador Dali : The Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints, 1924-1980

by Salvador Dali, et al
Hardcover - 262 pages (August 1997)
Prestel USA; ISBN: 3791312790

Dali: The Paintings
by Gilles Neret, Robert Descharnes
(Hardcover - October 2001)

The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali by Albert Field
by Albert Field (Hardcover)

Salvador Dali : Catalogue Raisonne of Prints II Lithographs and Wood Engravings
by Salvador Dali, et al
(Hardcover - August 1997)

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali
by Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier (Translator)
(Paperback - March 1993)

Salvador Dali : Masterpieces from the Collection of the Salvador Dali Museum
by Kenneth Wach
(Hardcover - October 1996)

Dali's Optical Illusions
by Salvador Dali, et al
(Hardcover - January 2000)

Oui : The Paranoid-Critical Revolutrion Writings 1927-1933
by Salvador Dali, et al
Paperback - 208 pages (January 1999)
Exact Change; ISBN: 1878972227

Salvador Dali (Great Painters Series)
by Rafael Santos Torroella, Victoria Charles 
Hardcover - 200 pages Fre-Eng-Ge edition (January 2000)
Parkstone Press; ISBN: 1859953735

Dali, Genius, Obsession and Lust : Genius, Obsession, and Lust (Pegasus Library)
by Ralf Schiebler, et al 
(Paperback - September 1999)

50 Secrets of Magic Craftmanship
Salvador Dali 
Paperback / Published 1992

The Collected Writings of Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali, Haim Finkelstein (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1999

Dali (World of Art)
Dawn Ades, Salvador Dali
Paperback Rev&Updtd edition (May 1995)
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 050020280X

Dali : Genius, Obsession and Lust (Pegasus Library)
Ralf Schiebler, Jacqueline Guigui-Stolberg 
Hardcover / Published 1997

Dali and Postmodernism : This Is Not an Essence (Suny Series in Postmodern Culture)
Marc J. Lafountain 
Paperback / Published 1997

Dali's Mustache
Salvador Dali (Contributor), Philippe Halsman 
Hardcover / Published 1994

Diary of a Genius
by Salvador Dali
(Paperback - May 1998)

L'Age D'or (B.F.I. Film Classics)
Paul Hammond, et al 
Paperback / Published 1998

The Persistence of Memory : A Biography of Dali
Meredith Etherington-Smith
Paperback / Published 1995

Salvador Dali
Robert Descharnes
Hardcover / Published 1986

Salvador Dali
Simon Wilson 
Paperback / Published 1989

Salvador Dali (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
Mike Venezia(Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback / Published 1994

Salvador Dali 1904-1989
Gilles Neret
Paperback / Published 1997

Salvador Dali : 1904-1989
Robert Descharnes, et al 
Hardcover / Published 1998

Salvador Dali : 1904-1989 (Basic Series : Art)
Gilles Neret / Paperback / Published 1996

Salvador Dali : Catalogue Raisonne of Prints II Lithographs and Wood Engravings
Ralf Michler(Editor), Lutz W. Lopsinger (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1997

Salvador Dali : Exploring the Irrational
Edmund Swinglehurst 
Hardcover / Published 1998

Salvador Dali : Masterpieces from the Collection of the Salvador Dali Museum
Kenneth Wach 
Hardcover / Published 1996

Salvador Dali : Spanish Painter (Hispanics of Achievement)
David Carter, et al / Library Binding / Published 1994

Salvador Dali : The Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints, 1924-1980
Lutz W. Lopsinger(Editor), et al 
Hardcover / Published 1997

Salvador Dali's Art and Writing, 1927-1942 : The Metamorphoses of Narcissus
Haim Finkelstein(Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1996

Salvador Dali, or the Art of Spitting on Your Mother's Portrait
Carlos Rojas, Alma Amell (Translator)
Hardcover / Published 1993

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier (Translator)
Paperback / Published 1993

The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali
Ian Gibson(Introduction)
Hardcover / Published 1998

Tarot Universal Dali
Juan Llarch, Salvador Dali (Creator)
Accessory / Published 1997

The Apocryphal Subject : Masochism, Identification, and Paranoia in Salvador Dali's Autobiographical Writings
David Vilaseca
Hardcover / Published 1995

Dali on Modern Art : The Cuckolds of Antiquated Modern Art
Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier (Translator)
Paperback / Published 1996


David Hockney
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Secret Knowledge : Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

by David Hockney
Recently, David Hockney, often described as the "world's most popular artist," has made headlines not with his own work but with his sensational and controversial theories about how some of Western art's famous masterpieces—paintings by artists such as da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Van Eyck—were actually created. A chance observation of a drawing in London's National Gallery led Hockney to ask, "How was this done?"

His answer led to fascinating insights into the history of art: that many of the world's most revered artists used mirrors and various optical devices—such as the camera obscura—to project images onto their canvasses and then "traced" the scenes. Hockney's radical speculations have prompted both astonishment and outrage from prominent art historians and museum directors worldwide. The debate aside, Secret Knowledge offers readers the exhilarating opportunity to see the Old Masters afresh—through the eyes of a living master.

In Secret Knowledge, hundreds of paintings are reproduced in stunning color plates, and many are discussed in close and accessible detail. Hockney's own drawings and photographs illustrate how artists would have used the technology available to them in rendering their subjects. Extracts from historical and modern documents provide further evidence while correspondence between Hockney and an impressive array of international art historians, curators, and scientists details both the evolution of his theory and the furor that has erupted over it.
Hardcover - 296 pages (October 25, 2001)
Viking Press; ISBN: 0670030260

David Hockney (Modern Masters Series, Vol. 17)
by Peter Clothier

David Hockney
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt 

Behind the Scenes with David Hockney  (1992)  VHS
~ Behind the Scenes 

David Hockney's Dog Days by David Hockney, Cjl (Editor)
David Hockney's Dog Days is the slightest of books, but that may be just fine for dachshund lovers, who will be its best audience. Hockney's drawings and paintings of his two dogs are full of tender love. They are "not very good models," he says. "One knock on the door is enough to make them leap up." So he paints them snoozing, mostly horizontal (as dachshunds usually are), and mostly on yellow and blue backgrounds, which can be monotonous. These are not the dachshunds of Pierre Bonnard, who made strange black holes in otherwise glorious canvasses. No matter: Hockney offers "no apologies." Speaking as a dog lover, he explains, "These two little creatures are my friends." 

David Hockney : Paintings
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt 
Paperback - 200 pages (October 2000)
Prestel USA; ISBN: 3791324136

David Hockney : Paintings
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt 
(Hardcover - January 2000)
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Fashion Drawing in Vogue
by William Packer, David Hockney (Designer)
(Paperback - November 1997)

David Hockney (Critical Introductions to Art)
by Paul Melia (Editor), David Hockney 
(Paperback - September 1995)

David Hockney : And His Friends (Outlines)
by Peter Adam, Jackie Kay 
(Paperback - September 1997)

Faces 1966-1984
by Marco Livingstone, David Hockney (Illustrator)
(Paperback - May 1987)

David Hockney : Etchings and Lithographs
by David Hockney, Marco Livingstone 
(Paperback - August 1989

David Hockney Some Drawings of Family, Friends and Best Friends, 1993-1994
by David Hockney (Paperback - March 1996)
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