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 …

Van Dyck

Read by Susan Morin


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 …

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…

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 …

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 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…

The Eyes of the Movie

Read by Chuck Williamson


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…

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 …

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…

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…

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,…

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

Read by Steven Seitel


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

Read by Jordan Watts


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 …

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…

Child-life in Art

Read by Laura Caldwell


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…

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…

Malerbriefe: Beiträge zur Theorie und Praxis der Malerei

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Wilhelm Ostwald


In seinen 17 Malerbriefen geht Wilhelm Ostwald in leicht verständlicher Weise auf die Physikalischen (Optik) und Chemischen (Pigmente, …

Arts and Crafts Essays

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Various


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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