Synopses & Reviews
The best-selling series of parenting guides for dads-to-be and new dads is now
available in a three-volume boxed set. The perfect gift for Father's Day, the
birth of a child, or the announcement of pregnancy, this series guides men through
the awe-inspiring process of becoming and being a father, from pregnancy through
the toddler years. The first volume, The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice
for Dads-to-Be, explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the
father-to-be may experience during his partner's pregnancy. Sound advice from
experts provides help on such issues as how to make sense of conflicting emotions,
how pregnancy affects a couple's sex life, and how to start a college fund.
The second volume, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year, charts the
baby's physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional development for the first 12
months. It suggests activities appropriate to each month and covers such parenting
issues as finding quality child care and understanding changes in the relationship
with one's partner. The third volume, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler
Years, devotes a chapter to every three months of the second and third years.
Following the format of the second volume, it examines such topics as dealing with
the baby's fears, play activities, parenting style, toilet training, and teaching
kids about money. Incorporating the author's and other fathers' personal experiences,
as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, the books are illustrated
with delightful cartoons that will make even the most anxious father chuckle.
Armin Brott has written on fatherhood for the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek,
the Washington Post, American Baby, and Parenting. Host of a weekly radio show on
parenting, he lives in Berkeley, California.
35 black and white illustrations.
Every year, a water monster steals mother Thunderbird's young chicks. With human help, however, she plans to save them. And when the water monster arrives to attack the nest this year, he is greeted by more than just chicks at the top of the cliff. 26 illustrations, 19 in color.
Created with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Tales of the People is a series of children's books celebrating Native American culture with illustrations and stories by Indian artists and writers. In addition to the tales themselves, each book also offers four pages filled with information and photographs exploring various aspects of Native culture, including a glossary of words in different Indian languages.
Every spring a great big monster climbs out of the lake and up the cliff to steal the
mother Thunderbird's young chicks. This year she is determined to save them, but she
needs human help. So she snatches up Brave Wolf while he is out hunting and carries
him to her nest, where he comes up with a plan. First, he says, "I want to build a fire."
And then, "I'll need some nice round rocks." When the water monster arrives to attack
the nest this year, he is greeted by more than just chicks at the top of the cliff.
A highly regarded story teller and respected elder of the Crow people, Joe Medicine Crow
(Crow), who lives in Montana, has an M.A. in anthropology and is a World War II combat
veteran, teacher, writer, and lecturer. Linda R. Martin (Navajo), who lives in Tempe,
Arizona, is communications manager at Atlatl, Inc., a national service organization for
Native American arts.
26 illustrations, 19 in full color
Coyote gets lonely in the wide-open spaces of the Potawatomi Reservation in Kansas,
so he moves to New York City in search of work and a special friend. There he quickly
gets himself a job as Rodent Control Officer at the World Trade Center. But he is always
homesick, so at the end of the day, he escapes the crowds and hurry of the city by going
up to the top of the tower to enjoy the quiet night skies. And one night he spots a star
more beautiful than all of the others.
Marty Kreipe de Montao (Prairie Band Potawatomi) is manager of the Resource Center of
the George Gustav Heye Center, the Manhattan branch of the Smithsonian's National Museum
of the American Indian. Tom Coffin (Prairie Band Potawatomi and Creek), who lives in
Phoenix, has an extensive background in painting, sculpture, and architectural restoration.
25 illustrations, 19 in full color
Just before Christmas, Sophie becomes upset when children at school tease her for
believing in Santa. Felix takes matters into his own hands and writes to Santa
for proof of Santa's existence. Before you know it, Felix receives an answer from
Santa mailed from the North Pole. Sophie has her proof but the globetrotting Felix
ventures off again, this time to become Santa's newest little helper.
Children will delight in opening the envelopes and reading not only Santa's letter
but also the funny letters from Felix, who explains the Christmas customs he
observes around the world. There's even a fold-out picture that opens up, showing
Felix and Santa carrying gifts across the globe. Aspiring young Santa's helpers will
want to wear the special hat that is included. While Sophie awaits her best friend's
return, she, along with her family and friends, celebrates the holidays and marvels
over Felix's adventures.
Annette Langen is an author of six children's books, including all of Felix's adventures.
Constanza Droop is a graphic designer and artist whose work has been published in twelve
books, including all of the illustrations for the Felix stories.
Over 50 full-color illustrations 36 pages plus gatefold, 5 envelopes and letters, and hat
Entertaining text and star-studded photographs present the story of the Academy
Awards, from their beginnings in 1927 to the return to the golden age of Hollywood
with Titanic at the 1998 awards.
70 Years of the Oscar, newly revised and expanded, is the official history of
the Academy Awards. It begins with a general history of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, followed by in-depth
coverage of each year's awards. Author Robert Osborne surveys the nominees,
recounts speculation on possible winners, describes the events of the actual
ceremonies, and provides a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every
category, making this the only comprehensive book on the most important awards
in show business.
The nearly 700 candid pictures of the evening's events, stills from the movies,
and original posters for every best picture round out each section. Combining
Robert Osborne's knowledge and the Academy's exceptional archives, this book is
unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Robert Osborne is a columnist and critic for The Hollywood Reporter and a daily
on-camera host for The Movie Channel cable television network. He has written
more than 10 books on the film world.
690 illustrations, 60 in full color
A lighthearted book revealing everything a man needs to know about grooming,
stress relief, and mental and physical well-being.
Beyond Soap, Water, & Comb is the perfect guide for the man who wants to look
equally good in a business suit or in jeans and a T-shirt, and who wants to feel
confident in all situations. This stylish manual provides easy-to-follow tips
for improving one's appearance and enjoying life, from dressing and groomingÑtop
to toe--to relieving stress, exercising, and staying trim. Whether a man worries
about his hair--keeping it, losing it, or styling it--or about how to keep his mind
and body functioning smoothly, he'll find all the information he needs on these
A man will learn how best to shave with success, to prevent skin from becoming sun-
damaged, to assemble and care fora classic wardrobe without spending a lot of time
or money, to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routines, to sleep better at
home or on the road, to break bad habits, to manage time efficiently, and to adopt
such relaxation techniques as steaming Japanese baths or Swedish massages. This
lively book will be a welcome gift for any manÑa boyfriend, a husband, a brother,
a father, or a friend.
Admitting to having made all the standard mistakes, author Ed Marquand wanted to
make living life easier for other men. Marquand is an award-winning book designer
and author of Abbeville's Devil's Mischief.
Marsha Burns is the talented photographer of Abbeville's Juices & Smoothies and Home Spa.
130 full color and black-and-white illustrations
The finest hunting guns, as beautiful as they are dangerous, are assembled in this
comprehensive, illustrated volume.
An inspired combination of superb craftsmanship, elegant design, and lethal power,
the best hunting guns occupy a unique place in the pantheon of sporting equipment.
Highly prized by hunter and non-hunter alike, the guns and their history are explored
fully in this remarkable work.
The author combines the lore of the hunt with the story behind the creation and
refinement of sporting guns, emphasizing their use in the field. In addition, a
brand-by-brand catalog examines the finer points of the greatest guns in current
production, providing specifications on action, barrels, engraving, weight, stock,
and caliber, along with illustrations featuring both the complete gun in profile
and a detailed view of the action. In describing the odyssey of the gun--from the
great manufacturing centers at Lige, Birmingham, and Saint-Etienne, to the
unparalleled gun makers Purdey, Holland & Holland, Francotte, and Lebeau-Courally--
Legendary Sporting Guns also tells the story of hunting itself. This fascinating
book is a terrific gift for hunters and collectors.
Eric Joly is a writer and journalist who specializes in hunting and fishing. He
has written many books on hunting and also writes for numerous European publications.
60 pages of full-color illustrations, plus a gun catalog of 80 black-and-white photographs
A daughter's intriguing look at the life and times of Tamara de Lempicka,
a remarkable artist, personality, and icon of the Jazz Age and Art Deco style.
Tamara de Lempicka captured the whirlwind decade of the 1920s on canvas, painting (and
charming) the rich and famous of Europe in Art Deco portraits. The threat of a second
world war sent Tamara packing to America, where she reveled among the famous in Hollywood
and the wealthy of New York. In the 1970s she was rediscovered when a gallery owner in
Paris mounted a retrospective of her work, and today paintings that were unsellable for
three decades fetch many hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Much of the story of de Lempicka's amazing life is told in moving detail by her daughter,
whose recollections are amplified by anecdotes from others who knew the artist. The book
is illustrated by dozens of photographs from Tamara's personal album and by 50 full-color
reproductions of her evocative paintings.
Baroness Kizette de Lempicka-Foxhall is the daughter of Tamara de Lempicka and has unequalled
first-hand information and archival material not available to anyone else.
92 illustrations, 52 in full color
"Érich, firsthand accounts are an alluring invitation into the labyrinthine
corridors of the Turkish harem." --San Francisco Chronicle
"A serious history, yet an immensely readable oneÑinformative, gossipy
and grand fun." --The New York Times Book Review
"I was born in an old houseÉthat was once the harem of a pasha. During my childhood,
slaves and odalisques lived there with us." So begins this history of one of the strangest
institutions any culture has ever developed. Drawing on firsthand accounts and memoirs,
Harem explores life in the world's harems from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
This exotic volume is richly illustrated with extravagant works by European artists and
exquisite Turkish woodcuts, gemlike Persian miniatures, and historic photographs.
Born in Turkey, Alev Lytle Croutier is a screenwriter and documentary producer.
125 illustrations, 50 in full color
An affectionate chronicle of the beauty pageant from the 1850s to the present, illustrated
with a wealth of photographs depicting beauty queens in all their glamour.
The 1996 Miss Universe telecast was seen by an estimated 600 million people in 60 countries
around the world. Beauty Queens: A Playful History traces the evolution of the beauty pageant
from its early days as a slightly scandalous display of feminine self-confidence to a much-
mocked sexist spectacle to its recent return to tremendous international popularity.
How did this quirky custom manage to become such a major cultural institution? When and where
did the idea originate? (P. T. Barnum seems at least partly responsible.) And why have so many
women eagerly participated as both spectators and contestants? Emphasizing the glory years
between 1920 and 1970, Candace Savage offers entertaining yet thought-provoking answers to
these questions while having great fun exploring every aspect of the pageant's curious history.
Anyone who has ever sniffled as the winner wept tears of joy will thoroughly enjoy this
Candace Savage, who lives in Saskatoon, Canada, has written extensively on natural-history
subjects--including the Sierra Club's phenomenally successful Wolves--as well as on a variety
of popular-culture topics.
110 illustrations, 20 in full color, 90 quadtone
The romance and exoticism of the Orient, as captured by 19th-century European and American
painters, are brought to life in this important volume.
Nineteenth-century Europe was fascinated by the Orient. Napoleon's Egyptian campaign of
1798 initiated this phenomenon, and its history included the Greek uprising against the
Turks in 1821 and the French taking of Algiers in 1830. Artists of the period, too, were
captivated by these events, and the rich body of imagery they produced is the subject of
Author Christine Peltre's elegant text retraces Orientalism's artistic history, in which
the French and British schools predominated. The "high poetry" of the Romantics' Orient
strove for dramatic effect, as the works of David Roberts, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, and
Eugne Delacroix attest. A different brand of imagery was produced by the "ethnographic
gaze" of the century's middle years, practiced by artists such as John Frederick Lewis,
Eugne Fromentin, Jean-Léon Gérme, A. D. Ingres, and Adolphe Monticelli. Work of this kind
was eventually superseded by a "third style," a fusion of European and Eastern elements,
as seen in the work of August Macke, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Henri Matisse.
Witnesses to a history that they influenced in subtle ways through their imagery, the
Orientalist painters also produced a history of their own, that of a spiritual and formal
quest to find in the "East" the ideal of "primitive" purity. Orientalism in Art covers all
these facets, making it an indispensable volume for art historians and anyone with a passion
for Orientalist art.
Christine Peltre is professor of the history of contemporary art at the Université des
Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg. She is the author of a book on the encounter of 19th-century
European artists with Greece and a specialist in Orientalism.
220 illustrations, 200 in full color
The first modern monograph on this master of the middle ages. Creator of brilliant
devotional paintings and mosaics, Cimabue (c. 1240Ð1302) represented the transition
from medieval to early Renaissance art; his legacy is revealed in this authoritative
volume, the first new monograph in 30 years. Cimabue is credited with bringing a
naturalistic style to the stiff Byzantine forms of 13th-century art. The appeal of his
work is undeniable: his trademark elements--gilt thrones for the Madonna and angels with
great multicolored wings--were echoed by generations of artists, and even today his
pieces speak with immediacy and power.
In the absence of surviving documentation, many elegant, classical works are convincingly
attributed to Cimabue, works in the collections of the Uffizi, the Louvre, and the
National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Other of his saints and Madonnas still decorate
the churches for which they were created: paintings in Arezzo, Bologna, Florence, and
Pisa, as well as the frescoes in the church of St. Francis in Assisi that were severely
damaged in the earthquakes of 1997 (the frescoes are reproduced here as they looked just
before the tremors). Luciano Bellosi's text examines the written and painted documentary
evidence--not only of Cimabue's work but that of the artists he influenced--to create a
vivid portrait of the artist in the historical, political, and cultural context of Tuscany
and central Italy.
Luciano Bellosi studied art history under Roberto Longhi in Florence and has been professor
of history of medieval art at the University of Siena since 1979. Curator of numerous
exhibitions, he is the author of several books and of essays in prominent Italian journals
as well as the Revue de l'art (France) and The Burlington Magazine (U.K.).
240 illustrations, 150 in full color pages, including two gatefolds
An intimate glimpse at a score of homes exhibiting a wide range of approaches to living
under the tropical sun.
Palm Beach is home to the nation's upper crust. Both old and new money flock to this
narrow island for "the season," and the houses that line the waterfront exhibit a vast
array of design ideas and solutions for tropical living. Among the twenty homes featured
in this volume, the sumptuous Mediterranean-style mansions of Palm Beach's
1920s society architect, Addison Mizner,
are represented, as are houses by all the other prominent Palm Beach architects,
including Maurice Fatio, John Volk, Howard Major, and Belfore Shoumate. Author Jennifer
Ash also takes the reader off the beaten track to fascinating residences only a native
Palm Beacher like herself would know about: an artist's bungalow on bohemian Root Trail,
a luxuriously appointed yet fully seaworthy yacht, a cozy retreat in a landmark church.
And while relating the gossip-packed stories of many of the island's famous residents,
she gives the reader a guided tour of interiors designed by both local and world-renowned
designers, including David Easton and Juan Pablo Molyneux.
From the rococo splendor of Mar-a-Lago--designed by Joseph Urban for Marjorie Merriweather
Post and now a resort owned by Donald Trump--to the ultramodern chic of a house by Richard
Meier, Tropical Style offers intimate access to the exclusive way of life behind the
island's meticulously manicured hedges.
Jennifer Ash has written for W, Town & Country, and Diversion. Co-author of The Expectant
Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be, she lives in New York City but makes frequent
visits to her hometown, Palm Beach. The work of Alex McLean, photographer of Abbeville's
Private New York and Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles, regularly appears
in numerous French and American magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Elle Décoration,
Vanity Fair, and the New York Times. He lives in New York City.
184 illustrations, 178 in full color
Packed with illustrations, this lively and entertaining volume covers all aspects of the
moon, from mythic and magical to astrological and scientific.
Maryam Sachs's light and witty text traces the history of our approaches to the moon, from
the folkloric to the scientific. It describes the planet's habits, lists moon gods and
goddesses, and covers myths and superstitions, as well as the symbolism and the gender of
the moon, lunar calendars, astrology, and moon magic.
Throughout time, the moon has spoken to poets, philosophers, and astrologers, and its ever-
changing image has been captured by artists from all cultures and periods. Illustrated with
Renaissance frescoes, Tlingit masks, Chinese architecture, nature photography, and icons of
popular culture, The Moon includes Persian court poetry, Shakespearean verse, and provocative
words of wisdom from Native American tradition. Elegant and evocative, this volume of lore
and legend will be treasured by all readers.
Born in Iran, raised in Europe, educated in America, and residing in London, Maryam Sachs is
truly a "world citizen," at ease in all cultures. Her first book, The Kiss (Harper San
Francisco) stirred the mind and the senses of readers and lovers around the world.
100 illustrations, 90 in full color
This stunning, comprehensive guide to France's celebrated wine begins with the history
of the first chteaux and culminates in a lively chteau-by-chteau catalog of recent
With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier
wine-making area in the world. But as Michel Dovaz makes clear in his tour of les chteaux
Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself
took shape and blessed one part of France with a magical soil.
This guide presents the fascinating history of the many chteaux that have been operating
continuously since the 17th century. The author also explains the many steps that go into
the creation of Bordeaux wines. Finally, he presents an essential catalog featuring the
wines of 125 chteaux, arranged following the 1855 classification, complete with tasting
notes for recent vintages and photographs of each bottle.
It is said that ten bottles of Bordeaux are opened every second around the globe. Bordeaux
futures are traded as luxury commodities for prices that would startle all but the most
experienced investors. This wine clearly has devoted followers the world over, and Bordeaux
will satisfy them all.
Michel Dovaz is a French wine expert who has contributed to many wine-related publications,
most notably Vin de France, for 20 years. He is the author of more than a dozen books on
wine. Photographer Michel Guillard is a Bordeaux specialist. Head of the highly regarded
publication L'amateur de Bordeaux, in 1988 he co-produced an exhibition on the chteaux
Bordeaux that appeared at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
86 pages in full color, plus 125 black-and-white photographs of bottles
For the first time a great-granddaughter of Henry Clay Frick, world famous art collector
and steel tycoon, has assembled an intimate, pictorial biography that reveals the triumphs
and tragedies of Frick's life.
With unprecedented access to personal letters, private family diaries, and the Frick archives
at the Frick Collection in New York City and at family residences in Pittsburgh, Martha
Frick Symington Sanger has written a unique and penetrating account of the life and times
of Henry Clay Frick and his family. In addition, the author explains in this meticulously
researched book the reasons why Frick and his daughter Helen selected the paintings, sculpture,
and other items that are included in the collection.
Since 1935 the magnificent art treasures of the Frick Collection have been open to the public
in the New York City mansion that the family occupied. This book will enrich any visitor's
experience of the Frick Collection in a way that had not been possible in previous books.
The intriguing topics covered here include Frick's complex relationship with Andrew Carnegie
and with other well-known business magnates; his harsh personal life darkened by the deaths
of a young daughter and infant son; and a sensitive portrayal of his daughter Helen, who was
a Frick Collection trustee and chairman of the Art Acquisitions Committee after her father's
Illustrating this book are 370 pictures ranging from paintings and sculpture in the Frick
Collection to family portraits and historical images. This biography of a key figure in the
development of American industry will appeal to both art history lovers and to historians,
offering a singular and compelling reading and visual experience.
Martha Frick Symington Sanger, who lives in Maryland, has lectured about Henry Clay Frick,
and has served on camera and as a consultant for a public television documentary about Henry
Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie
370 illustrations, 225 in full color
This sumptuously illustrated volume is published with the authorization of King
Juan Carlos and offers an exhaustive view of Spain's royal architectural treasures.
The eight royal palaces of Spain span more than a thousand years of Spanish history
and, for most Spaniards, represent the heart of their national patrimony. The
earliest of these magnificent structures, the Alcazar of Seville, dates from the
reign of Abdal Rahman II (A.D. 822Ð852) but bears the imprint of later caliphs who
considerably enlarged the palace and decorated it with fabulous stucco and gesso
work. The most important of the palaces, at least from a historical perspective,
may be the Escorial, constructed by Charles V and his son, Philip II, as a monastery
and imperial retreat from the turbulent world of 16th-century Spain.
Some of the palaces, notably the Palacio Real of Madrid and the Pardo, were elaborately
frescoed and furnished in exalted Bourbon taste. Others, such as the rose-and-turquoise
Riofro, were designed with immaculate taste and decorated with restraint. The royal
family's favorite palace, the Almudaina, is an amazing marriage of Mudejar inlays and
detail, Gothic severity, and Empire furnishings, set against the backdrop of lush palm
trees and bougainvillea in modern-day Mallorca.
Author Juan Hernndez Ferrero, an architect and a professor of architecture, is director
of the Spanish National Patrimony's Department of Architecture and Gardens. He has
written numerous articles about the royal palaces of Spain. Humberto Rivas, the chief
photographer, spent some four years documenting the royal palaces, working throughout
the seasons under the direction of the royal household. He has produced a unique record
of the Spanish monarchy, its traditions, and its gracious way of life.
425 full-color illustrations
Featured here in a remarkable collection of photographs are the tribal clothing,
jewelry, fabrics, and houses whose colors and patterns have had an impact,
literally and metaphorically, on the fashion of Donna Karan, one of the world's
Bonnie Young's intrepid explorations have taken her to such exotic locales as
Zanzibar, Mali, Jerusalem, the Sinai Desert, Cairo, Borneo, Papua New Guinea,
Tibet, Nepal, China, Peru, Bolivia, and the Sahara. The photography she took
during her many journeys as well as the handcrafted pieces she collected inspired
Donna Karan's designs, which then appeared on runways around the world.
The images in this book are organized by color and pattern, starting with black,
Donna Karan's "tribal" color, which she believes represents a creative canvas,
open to imagination and expression, ready to absorb color and light. As the pages
unfold, the photographer reveals the blues of China, the reds from the monasteries
of Tibet, the ambers of Mali, the indigo of the Saharan Tuaregs, the yellows and
wine purples of the Woodabe people of Niger, and the greens and grays of Vietnam.
Young has observed that the colors associated with the peoples she visited are
vanishing because of the impact of modern culture, and she feels strongly that it
is important to see and appreciate these colors before they are modified or
disappear. Accompanying the pictures are brief captions by Donna Karan and Bonnie
Young that explore how these lyrical colors and patterns can be used to vitalize
and soften hard-edged modern fashion.
Lavishly designed by Trey Laird and Hans Dorsinville, Donna Karan's executive
creative directors, this book will appeal to those interested in fashion, travel,
design, and the rich creativity of different cultures.
150 full-color illustrations
The life and career of the great Italian couturier are celebrated in this elegant
pictorial biography. This revised edition is updated with a chronology going to
the present day and seventy new photographs of his most recent collections.
Known for his personal philosophy of impeccable taste, Valentino originated an
aesthetic that continues to be an inspiration for fashion today. After leaving
his hometown of Voghera at age 15, Valentino Garavani not only became the
couturier he dreamed of being but came to define the very word. The legendary
motifs of his designs organize this book into a visual symphony.
Stunning photographs illustrate his themes, featuring the most notable names
in fashion photography--Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, among others--
the most recognized models, including Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington,
and the most famous of the glitterati, from Jacqueline Onassis to Elizabeth
Taylor. Including more than 300 fashion sketches that date back to 1960, this
comprehensive, beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the art of Valentino.
Marie Paule Pellé, creative director of Condé Nast Traveler, lives in Paris and
New York. Patrick Mauris is a writer and a journalist. He has written numerous
articles on contemporary culture, art history, and literature.
494 illustrations, 341 in full color, plus 292 sketches in color
The first analysis of Bernini's architectural career from his earliest commision
to his late work. The work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598Ð1680) has virtually defined
the Baroque style in the visual arts. Bernini's famous Square of St. Peter's and
Scala Regia at the Vatican transformed the forecourt of the basilica and the vestibule
of the Papal Palace into breathtaking theatrical sets. While Bernini is famous for
his masterly integration of painting, sculpture, and architecture in one site--in the
Chapel of St. Teresa, for example--most specialists tended to focus exclusively on
his sculpture. T. A. Marder is the first to create an extensive narrative considering
all of Bernini's architectural achievements and his art at these sites, along with
an interpretation of their meaning.
Full-color photography specially commissioned for this project shows the sites as
they were meant to be seen in the 17th century; these pictures are complemented by
relevant drawings and photos of related buildings by other architects. Professor
Marder's lively text discusses the political and personal causes that shaped each
commission, as well as problems of construction, questions of interpretation, and
consideration of the sculpture programs in each commission.
T. A. Marder is professor of art history at Rutgers University, where he has also
served as department chairperson. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of
the Society of Architectural Historians and has written numerous articles on the
architecture of the Baroque. Marder is also the author of Bernini's Scala Regia
at the Vatican Palace. For more than forty years, Joseph S. Martin has been
photographing art and architecture in museums and churches across Eurpose and America.
300 illustrations, 280 in full color
The finest examples of tile designs decorating both interior and exterior surfaces
throughout Portugal. One of the world's great decorative art traditions still in
vogue today, brilliantly colored hand-painted tiles have decorated Portuguese
buildings for centuries, from the humblest homes to the most lavish palaces, villas,
churches, and monasteries. More than 200 full-color illustrations, specially
commissioned for this book, vividly capture this traditional art form in its
architectural context. The details of tile craftsmanship are also shown in close-up
images. The text provides an overview of the history of azulejos (tiles) and
features sites in Lisbon and the surrounding region where the finest examples of
azulejo art are found.
Azulejos reflect the Moorish influences of the 16th century, the exuberance of
Mannerism and the Baroque, the 18th century golden age of azulejos, and modernist
styles as found in the underground "metropolitano" of Lisbon. Complete captions,
a glossary, an explanation of techniques, and a list of commercial sources make
this volume as practical as it is inspirational.
Rioletta Sabo is an art historian who has lived in Portugal for many years. Jorge
Nuno Falcato is a professional travel guide in his native Portugal. The authors
worked closely on the photographic shooting with Nicolas Lemonnier, who runs a
renowned photo studio in Lisbon. The foreword is written by Dr. Castel-Branco
Pereira, director of the Azulejo Museum in Lisbon.
215 full-color illustrations