An ardent admirer of the superb skills of the ancient Egyptian and Oriental artisans, the French Orientalist, author, and artist Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) made enormous contributions to the field of Egyptology. This volume contains 51 plates based on drawings made during his years in Egypt.
This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L's The Louvre and The Vatican.
Focuses on early Medieval art. This title features over two hundred rare early medieval gold and precious stonework objects, including brooches, buckles, shields, clasps, spoons and other "grave goods," that were interred as status symbols with their owners in burials mounds across Europe.
Looks at the decorative military art of the Ottomans, and describes the masterpieces from various collections around the world, including the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul, the National Museum In Cracow, the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, and elsewhere.