STURGIS, A: Rebels and Martyrs: The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century

Sturgis, Alexander. Rebels and Martyrs: The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century. National Gallery Publications, 2006. ISBN: 1857093461. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#30756) $16.00

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Covering the period from the French Revolution to World War I, from Romanticism to the avant-garde. Themes include Bohemia; Dandy and Flaneur; Priest, Seer, Martyr, Christ; and Creativity and Sexuality.

Contributors include Alexander Sturgis, Rupert Christiansen, Lois Oliver, and Michael Wilson.

Exhibition catalog. Beautifully illustrated. 192p. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Large French flaps.

KAHNG, E: Delacroix and The Matter Of Finish

Book cover. Delacroix and The Matter Of FinishKahng, Eik. Delacroix and The Matter Of Finish. Yale University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780300199444. Factory sealed. Like New. Hardcover. (#30670) $30.00

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Groundbreaking publication centers on a previously unknown variation of Eugène Delacroix’s (1798–1863) dramatic masterpiece The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Covers his contemporaries, a fascinating account of Delacroix’s famously troubled collaboration with his studio assistants, his conflicted feelings about pedagogy, and his preoccupation with the fate of civilizations.

Color plates. 168p.

HOFFMANN, ETA: Selected Letters of E. T. A. Hoffmann

Book cover. Selected Letters of E. T. A. Hoffmann Selected Letters of E. T. A. Hoffmann. University of Chicago Press, 1977. ISBN: 0226347907. Unmarked text. Rubbed dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30522) $14.00

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Edited and translated by Johanna C. Sahlin. Introduction by Leonard J. Kent and Johanna C. Sahlin. Bibliography. Index, 360p. Correspondence ranges from Koenigsberg (1794-1796) through Berlin (1814-1822). Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic and artist.

Back cover. Selected Letters of E. T. A. Hoffmann