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Art Essays & Critiques (M - Z)

 

The Art Essays & Critiques section lists books about art history, theory, movements, techniques and essays about art and artists.

The books are listed in alphabetical order of authors' names. This page lists books by authors from M to Z. For authors from A to L refer to the previous section of the Book Shop.

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British Impressionism Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Kenneth McConkey
The book contains information & many colour plates about an accomplished generation of painters - including Sickert, Whistler, Steer, Tonks, Orpen, Lavery, Legros, Bastien-Lepage, Sargent, Forbes, Knight & many others. 132 Illustrations including 70 in colour. (Review of the Hardback edition)
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Scottish Art In The 20th Century Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by Duncan MacMillan
 
A Paradise Lost The Neo-Romantics Imagination In Britain 1935-55 Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com  
  by David Mellor
The book originally published to accompany the exhibition held at the Barbican Art Gallery London 1987. Rarely seen paintings by Cecil Collins, Leslie Hurry, John Minton, John Craxton, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Michael Ayrton, David Jones, Gerald Wilde & Keith Vaughan. The book also includes selected extracts from artistsí writings. A well documented chronology of Neo-Romantic art & culture
 
On Reflection Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Jonathan Miller
 
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Paris Post War: Art & Existentialism 1945-55 Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
  by Frances Morris et al
The book accompanied the exhibition at the Tate Gallery London in 1993. The artists analyzed are Dubuffet, Artaud, Fautrier, Gruber, Wols, Picasso & the excellent works of Giacometti & Germaine Richier. David Mellor records existentialism & Post-War British Art in a minute section skimming over Michael Andrews, Paolozzi & Caro
 

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Impressionism Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Phoebe Pool
 
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Imaginations Chamber: Artists & Their Studios Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
  by A Bellony-Rewald & Peppiatt
 
A Concise History Of Modern Painting Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Herbert Read
Herbert Readís A Concise History Of Modern Painting is an outstanding & comprehensive book. Modern painting from Cézanne through Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism is discussed, with 500 illustrations. A much valued reference book.
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Post-Impressionism from Van Gogh to Gauguin Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by John Rewald
John Rewald has extensively researched articles published over fifty years and which have never been translated before.
 
Studies In Impressionism Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by John Rewald
Contains essays on the unique importance of brush-stroke in Impressionist painting. It also has essays on among others, Renoir & Degas, and four in-depth studies on Cézanne
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Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by John Richardson
 
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The Sorceror's Apprentice Picasso, Provence & Douglas Cooper Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by John Richardson
 
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Master Drawings In The Royal Collection Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
  by Jane Roberts
 
Modern Art In Britain: 1910~1914 Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
Book Cover by Dr Anna Gruetzner Robins
This excellent book covers the works of Sickert, Cézanne, Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and others.
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Colours Of War Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
  by Alan Ross
This book contains a series of essays on a number of War Artists including Keith Vaughan and Graham Sutherland.
 
Modern English Painters {Lewis To Moore}
  by John Rothenstein
 
Modern English Painters {Sickert To Lowry} Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
  by John Rothenstein
 
Modern English Painters {Wood To Hockney}
  by John Rothenstein
 

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Modern Art Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Meyer Schapiro
 
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The Reviews That Caused The Rumpus Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by Brian Sewell
 
Bloomsbury Portraits Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Richard Shone
 
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British Art Since 1900 Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by Frances Spalding
 
Oil Painting Techniques & Materials Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by Harold Speed
The book covers the technical aspect of oil painting & analyzes the painting styles of Rembrandt, Velasquez, Reynolds, Frans Hals & Gainsborough. Contains 64 photographs.
 
About Modern Art {Critical essays 1948~97} Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by David Sylvester
Sylvesterís robust prose in the essays collected in About Modern Art are very engaging. His heroes are Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Giacometti & Bacon - a fine recipe!
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Lives Of The Artists Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
Book Cover by Vasari
 
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Recollections Of A Picture Dealer Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
  by Ambroise Vollard
 

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English Post-Impressionism Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com
by Simon Watney
 
Expressionism
  by John Willett
 

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The Spirit Of Place: Nine Neo-Romantic Artists & Their Times Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com  
by Malcolm Yorke
  The Spirit Of Place covers the lives of the Neo-Romantics, an important movement in British Art in 1935 but difficult to define. The artists in the book are split into two groups. In one group Yorke writes about the lives and works of Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash and John Piper. In the other part he describes the group of younger artists Keith Vaughan, Prunella Clough, John Craxton, Robert Colquhoun and Michael Ayrton.
 
 

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Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art & the Brain Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.com Click here for more info or to buy this book from Amazon.co.uk
by Semir Zeki
 
 

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