A Fable of Modern Art
by Dore Ashton
Publisher: University of California Press 1991
Number of pages: 128
Dore Ashton's masterly analysis of modern art grows out of a consideration of Balzac's brilliant and little known 'philosophic' story The Unknown Masterpiece in which the concerns of Cézanne, Picasso, and the abstract expressionists are strikingly prefigured.
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by Dewitt H. Parker - Silver
This book embodies my effort to express to students the nature and meaning of art. In writing it, I have sought to maintain scientific accuracy, yet at the same time to preserve freedom of style and something of the inspiration of the subject.
by John McDonald - Getty Publications
This book is replete with full-color photographs of the contrasting desert landscape, the elaborate tomb, and the paintings. Included are explanations of the hieroglyphs and artwork, plus interesting snippets from Nefertari's culture.
by Thomas M. Messer - Solomon Guggenheim Foundation
Messer dissects the elements of modern painting for an uninformed audience by describing basic tenants of modern painting. The intended audience consists of museum visitors who find themselves unprepared for the new language of contemporary art.
by W. G. Archer - Project Gutenberg
The purpose of this book is to throw some light on Indian painting by presenting the story of Krishna in the clearest possible terms, in the form in which it has actually reached Indian minds and has influenced belief and worship.