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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 Modern Painting
How to Read a Modern Painting
Jon Thompson
2006. 416 pages.
700 color illustrations.
9.5 x 6.75 inches. Paperback.

Product Code: 9780810949447

$37.50


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Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting’s meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist’s use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information.


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