Design & Architecture

Die Neue Malerei

Read by Dirk Weber

Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc

Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc (* 8. Februar 1880 in München; † 4. März 1916 bei Verdun, Frankreich) war ein deutscher Maler und neben …

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 3

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Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

A Little Tour in France

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Henry James

A splendid example of travel writing at its best, in this description of six week tour in France -- from Touraine, down to Provence, then ba…

The Stones of Venice, Volume 3

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John Ruskin

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

Van Dyck

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Percy M. Turner

A biography and critique of Van Dyck in The Masterpieces in Colour series. The Plates of the paintings are fully described and the artistic …

The Art of Stage Dancing

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Ned Wayburn

Ned Wayburn, a popular and outstanding choreographer of the early 1900's, writes about the different styles and requirements of dancing and …

Woman as Decoration

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Helen M. Urban

A guide for women to complement their dress to their surroundings, be it in their own home, on outings or on stage. (Summary by Julie VW)

The Medici, Volume 1

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G. F. Young

This work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise from obscurity, to its zeni…

A Color Notation

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Albert Henry Munsell

A Color Notation is a method developed by A. H. Munsell in order to produce a unified system of color classification. The system identifies …

The Eyes of the Movie

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Harry Alan Potamkin

"The movie was born in the laboratory and reared in the counting-house. It is a benevolent monster of four I's: Inventor, Investor, Imp…

Fünfzig Jahre Museumsarbeit

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Wilhelm Von Bode

Wilhelm von Bode war ein bedeutender deutscher Kunsthistoriker und Museumsfachmann und gilt als der Mitbegründer des modernen Museumswe…

Windsor Castle, Book 3

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William Harrison Ainsworth

Book 3 - The History of the Castle. The focus of the novels is on the events surrounding Henry VIII's replacing Catherine of Aragon with Ann…

Tutankhamen: and the Discovery of His Tomb by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Mr…

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Sir Grafton Elliot Smith

(From the Introduction) “Never before in the history of archaeological inquiry has any event excited such immediate and world-wide interest …

The Gentle Art of Faking

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Riccardo Nobili

IIn analysing the Faker one must dissociate him from the common forger; his semi-artistic vocation places him quite apart from the ordinary …

Lectures On Painting Delivered To The Students Of The Royal Academy

Read by David Wales

Edward Armitage

This 1883 book contains chapters on ancient costumes, Byzantine and Romanesque art, David and his school, modern schools of Europe, drawing,…

The History of the Suez Canal

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Ferdinand de Lesseps

A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is…

Sämtliche Schriften 1911-1921, Teil 1

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Carl Von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), Journalist, Pazifist und Friedensnobelpreisträger [1935], zählte zu den herausragenden Persön…

Child-life in Art

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Estelle M. Hurll

The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-chi…

Viaje a América (Tomo 1 de 2)

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Rafael Puig Y Valls

La crónica de un periodista español que asistió a la Exposición Universal de Chicago en 1893, y que despué…

Arts and Crafts Essays

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A series of essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society with a preface by William Morris who writes "It is this conscio…

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