DÜRER, A: The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints of Albrecht Dürer

Durer, Albrecht and Walter L. Strauss. The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints of Albrecht Durer. Dover Publications, 1972. ISBN: 0486228517. Unmarked book. Some edge wear. Very Good. Paperback. (#30656) $12.00

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Albrecht Durer’s 96 engravings, six etchings, and three dynamic drypoints are counted among his finest and best-known works. This book contains 120 plates, including details and second states. 235+pp.

Introduction, note on reproductions, concordance, index according to subject, bibliography, and commentary by Walter L. Strauss.

RAWLINS, I: [TECHNICAL REPORT ] From the National Gallery Laboratory

Rawlins, Ian; Bragg, William. From the National Gallery Laboratory. National Gallery Laboratory, 1940. Unmarked. Significant age tanning on ages and boards. Loose binding. Acceptable. Hardcover. (#30649) $18.00

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Preface by Sir William Bragg. Introduction and notes by Ian Rawlins.

Printed for the Trustees. Black and white plates showing the paintings and corresponding X-rays (macrophotographs) of works in the National Gallery London collection.

Artists include Raphael’s Madonna, Child and S. John; Gioanni Bellini’s (detail from) Doge Leonardo Loredano; Lucas van Leyden’s (detail from) Portrait of a Man, and more.

BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.