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The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Translated by Richard Howard
2000. 86 pages.
Color illustrations.
8.75 x 7 inches. Paperback.

Price: $14.00

Salinger

David Shields and Shane Salerno
2013. 720 pages.
9.25 x 6.25 inches. Hardcover.


Price: $37.50

A Christmas Carol: The Original 1843 Manuscript

Charles Dickens
Introduction by Declan Kiely
176 pages.
10.5 x 8.5 inches. Hardcover.


Price: $59.00

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How to Read a Painting:<br />Lessons from the Old Masters
How to Read a Painting:
Lessons from the Old Masters

Patrick de Rynck
2004. 384 pages.
1,000 color illustrations.
9.7 x 7 inches. Paperback.

Product Code: 9780810955769

$37.50


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Clues to the meaning of many of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols, themes, and motifs that often eludes modern museum-goers. The intimate knowledge of Christian theology, Greek and Roman mythology, and folklore that was so vivid in the minds of viewers during the Renaissance is rarely part of the preparation the contemporary viewer brings to a painting. This insightful, anecdotal, portable book helps to fill in those gaps by decoding the imagery of more than 150 of the most influential and admired artworks of all time. Covering the works of the Italian, Netherlandish, German, and Spanish Old Masters, from 1450 to 1750—paintings by artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Bruegel, Holbein, Rubens, and Vermeer, all held in public collections. This indispensable museum companion will open the reader to a whole new experience of Western art's most praised and visited paintings.


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