Engrossing and visually dazzling, this ingenious books makes 'data' both meaningful and entertaining.
‘An art book is a museum without walls’. The Folio Society present a collection of beautifully illustrated art and music books; classic works of art history and engrossing editions on all aspects of fine art, painting and the lives of great artists and musicians. They include vibrant illustrations and pictures, and come in hardback bindings. They are books to treasure or give as the perfect gift. See below for the full list of Folio Art and Music books.
This new edition, complete with commentary, of one of the landmark books on the decorative arts, gives a glimpse of the treasure chambers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21st century.
This luxuriously oversized book uses Rome’s artistic treasures to chronicle the eventful history of the city itself. We see the customs and beliefs of the ancient Romans through their own frescoes and mosaics, and their greatest – and most terrible – deeds depicted by later masters such as Ingres and David.
Containing hundreds of colour photographs and numerous insightful essays, this is the definitive overview of the art of the Middle Ages. This edition is available for the first time in English, exclusively from The Folio Society.
Art historian, author and presenter of the hugely influential series Civilisation, Kenneth Clark possessed a profound knowledge and appreciation of art, and the ability to communicate it. The Nude is considered his best book. in this classic work he shows how, through the centuries, the depiction of the human body has remained the pinnacle of Western art.
Out of print Price: US$ 79.95