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Years at Giverny: Giverny: Beyond Impressionism
by Daniel Wildenstein, et al
Without question Claude Monet is best known for his garden-scapes of ponds, lillies, and blankets of radiant flowers. This period of the artist's life reflects the 40 years that he spent at his country home in Giverny, a beautiful retreat nestled on the Seine in northern France. Collected within this edition are 81 paintings from these years, accompanied with a fascinating narrative on Monet's life, loves, and influences... (Amazon.com)
by Himself: Paintings, Drawings, Pastels, Letters
by Richard Kendall, Bridget Strevens Romer (Translator)
As a pioneer in the world of French Impressionist landscape art, Claude Monet was unequalled. This unique work includes a collection of Monet's letters to friends, business associates, dealers and fellow artists combined with over 200 superb color reproductions of his paintings, pastels and drawings. Same-scene paintings are shown together to accentuate Monet's love of light and varying effects.
Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet
by Claire Joyes, Jean-Bernard Naudin (Illustrator)
The most beautiful cookbook of the decade--and a unique look into the private life of the world's best-loved Impressionist painter--offers readers more than 160 of Monet's best-loved dishes, from Cezanne's bouillabaisse to banana ice cream. 90 4-color and 10 black-and-white photographs.
by Gotz Adriani, et al
This magnificent book presents a rich selection of Renoir's major works from throughout his fifty-year career. The book discusses Renoir's development as a painter, the unique methods of his genius, and his importance as a leading artistic personality of his era.
The Still-Life Paintings
by Henri Loyrette, et al
The French artist Édouard Manet was delighted when a client who purchased his painting of a bunch of asparagus paid more than the asking price. So he sent a special thank-you--a tiny image of a single pale spear of the prized vegetable. These and other lushly painted still lifes of flowers, fruits, and other foodstuffs, isolated or in groups, form one of the most beguiling aspects of Manet's output from the 1860s through the early '80s... (Amazon.com)
Drawings and Paintings
by Robert L. Herbert
Georges Seurat, painter of Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, had a meteoric career that ended in 1891 with his death at age 31. In this generously illustrated book, the leading specialist on Seurat examines the entire range of the artist's work, focusing on individual paintings and drawings and interpreting the personal and social meanings of their subjects...
by Kirk Varnedoe
A stunning study of the life and work of Gustave Caillebotte-until recently the "forgotten man" of Impressionism but now recognized as one of the most interesting and attractive artists in the group and as the painter of some of its most powerful and memorable images. The book includes beautiful color reproductions of all Caillebotte's most important works, his working drawings, and a selection of critical responses to his art when first shown.
Van Gogh: The Painter and The Painter and the Portrait
by George T. M. Shackelford
Vincent van Gogh: The Painter and the Portrait ... explores the artist's changing conception of the portrait from his first experiments with drawing character studies around 1880 to his astonishing explorations of expressive color at the end of the decade. Illustrated with more than 50 color plates, the text incorporates selections from van Gogh's extraordinary letters... This beautiful collection features portraits of the artist, his friends, neighbors, family...
Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux: Recipes From the Artist's Last Home
and Paintings of Cafe Life
by Alexandra Leaf, Fred Leeman
At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh found a measure of peace in an otherwise ill-starred life. In what would be his last home, he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artists and an unparalleled burst of creativity...