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  • The National Gallery Companion Guide by Erika Langmuir
    The National Gallery Companion Guide (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Since 1994, The National Gallery Companion Guide has introduced thousands of art lovers to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world. This edition has been revised and updated to include new pictures by Titian, Klimt and the American modernist, George Bellows.

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  • A Closer Look: Still Life by Erika Langmuir
    A Closer Look: Still Life (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting. The author discusses its evolution from the trompe l'oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Velazquez, and again in the works of Cezanne and Picasso.

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  • A Closer Look: Landscape by Erika Langmuir
    A Closer Look: Landscape (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Landscape is probably the most popular type of painting, but anyone who has ever been disappointed by vacation photographs knows how difficult it is to turn a view into a picture.  This book shows how artists in past centuries translated outdoor space and light into paint, and how landscape imagery evolved from mere ornament into a visual metaphor of the human condition.  The story is told from...

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  • A Closer Look: Angels by Erika Langmuir
    A Closer Look: Angels (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Angels are an integral part of Christian art, performing a multitude of roles. Massed together they may form a heavenly choir, glorifying the Virgin Mary or commenting on the surrounding action. This guide helps readers identify angels and their significance in a painting - be it from the National Gallery or from other collections.

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  • A Closer Look: Allegory by Erika Langmuir
    A Closer Look: Allegory (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    When we say that 'Love is blind' or 'Time flies' - making concepts sound like living beings - we are using the language of allegory. Painters have long relied on allegory to create 'message pictures'. This guide helps readers understand the language of allegory within Western painting - be it from the National Gallery or from other collections.

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  • A Closer Look: Saints by Erika Langmuir
    A Closer Look: Saints (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    A guide that helps readers identify saints and their significance in a painting - be it from the National Gallery or from other collections. It explains, through the National Gallery's collection of religious images, the significance of saints and their role in the history of European painting as well as different types of saints.

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  • The Image of Christ by Gabriele Finaldi
    The Image of Christ (English, Paperback) Gabriele Finaldi, Neil MacGregor

    Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus - God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb, and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'.

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  • The National Gallery Companion Guide by Erika Langmuir
    The National Gallery Companion Guide (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Presenting commentaries on over 200 of the National Gallery's finest works of art, this work enables you to trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, and to appreciate the talents of individual artists producing paintings for different locations and patrons, in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts.

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  • Masterpieces From The National Gallery by Erika Langmuir
    Masterpieces From The National Gallery (English, Paperback) Erika Langmuir

    Presents thirty-six masterpieces from the National Gallery's remarkable collection, introducing major artists through their most renowned works. This work discusses each of the featured paintings, which together outline the main innovations in art history.

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