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Titel: Portraits. A History
Verlag: Harry N. Abrams
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Art des Buches: Binding tight, text unmarked
~ Large 4to. As new. No ownership marks. Size: 413pp, 290 colour illus. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WW2419
Inhaltsangabe: This volume presents the history of portrait painting in the Western world, starting with its roots in ancient art and focusing on its flowering as an autonomous genre beginning in the 15th century. Works feature in the book represent all types of portraiture - individual and group portraits, official and casual settings, subjects both famous and anonymous, renderings of friends, family and the artists themselves. Masters of portraiture - including Van Eyck, Leonardo, Raphael, Hals, Rembrandt, Holbein, Gainsborough, Velasquez, Sargent and many others - are all represented, as a more recent practitioners of the genre such as Picasso, Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter. Nearly 300 major paintings from collections throughout the world are presented in full-page reproductions, while informative details highlight certain aspects of the paintings, providing insight into the painters' techniques.
Über den Autor: Andreas Beyer is chair of the art history department at the Rheinische Westfalische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany, and is widely considered one of the leading German art historians of his generation. Beyer has had fellowships at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, Mass.; the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington; and at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He is currently co-editor of the Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte, the leading German-language scholarly journal in the discipline.
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