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Portraits, A History

Beyer, Andreas, Steven Lindberg, trans

ISBN 10: 0810945398 / ISBN 13: 9780810945395
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 2003
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Second printing, 2003. Large quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 413 pp., heavily illustrated (in color), clean unmarked text, Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, light rubbing to the tips of the dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # s00015762

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Title: Portraits, A History

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: Second printing.

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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. presented in full-page reproductions, while informative details highlight certain aspects of the paintings, providing insight into the painters' techniques.

About the Author:

Andreas Beyer, one of the leading German art historians of his generation, is chair of the art history department at the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He has had fellowships at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA; the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

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