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Do-it-yourself Paint Finishes

RRP $11.99

How to achieve beautiful paint finishes, including sponging, dragging, stippling, distressing and lacquering? It explains the ways to master patterned effects and faux finishes, from simple stamping to imitating the appearance of oak, mahogany, beech, marble and even a trompe l'oeil sky. This title helps you learn how to create a tiled look and to stamp panels with gold leaf for a luxurious effect. It offers an expert guide to the paints, varnishes, brushes, rollers and specialist tools you will need to achieve decorative paint effects. It includes ways to remove old paint and prepare different surfaces for new finishes. It is suitable for anyone who wants to give their home a facelift, creative paint finishes can alter a room easily and cheaply. Many effects are possible, from paint finishes that imitate wood and marble and stamped gilded panels, to trompe l'oeil, which tricks the eye into seeing a three-dimensional surface that is in fact, flat. This practical book shows you step-by-step how to transform your home.


A Corpus Of Rembrandt Paintings Vi

RRP $3.00

A revised survey of Rembrandt's complete painted oeuvre.

The question of which 17th-century paintings in Rembrandt's style were actually painted by Rembrandt himself had already become an issue during his lifetime. It is an issue that is still hotly disputed among art historians today.

The problem arose because Rembrandt had numerous pupils who learned the art of painting by imitating their master or by assisting him with his work as a portrait painter. He also left pieces unfinished, to be completed by others.

The question is how to determine which works were from Rembrandt's own hand. Can we, for example, define the criteria of quality that would allow us to distinguish the master's work from that of his followers? Do we yet have methods of investigation that would deliver objective evidence of authenticity? To what extent do research techniques used in the physical sciences help? Or are we, after all, still dependent on the subjective, expert eye of the connoisseur? The book provides answers to these questions.

Prof. Ernst van de Wetering, the author of our forthcoming book which deals with these questions, has been closely involved in all aspects of this research since 1968, the year the renowned Rembrandt Research Project (RRP) was founded. In particular, he played an important role in developing new criteria for authentication. Van de Wetering was also witness to the way the often overly zealous tendency to doubt the authenticity of Rembrandt's paintings got out of hand. In this book he re-attributes to the master a substantial number of unjustly rejected Rembrandts. He also was closely involved in the (re)discovery of a considerable number of lost or completely unknown works by Rembrandt.

The verdicts of earlier specialists - including the majority of members of the original RRP (up to 1989) - were based on connoisseurship: the self-confidence in one's ability to recognise a specific artist's style and 'hand'. Over the years, Van de Wetering has carried out seminal research into 17th-century studio practice and ideas about art current in Rembrandt's time. In this book he demonstrates the fallibility of traditional connoisseurship, especially in the case of Rembrandt, who was par excellence a searching artist.

The methodological implications of this critical view are discussed in an introductory chapter which relates the history of the developments in this turbulent field of research. Van de Wetering's account of his own involvement in it makes this book a lively and sometimes unexpectedly personal account.

The catalogue section presents a chronologically ordered survey of Rembrandt's entire painted oeuvre of 336 paintings, richly illustrated and annotated. For all the paintings re-attributed in this book, extensive commentaries have been included that provide a multi-facetted new insight into Rembrandt's world and the world of art-historical research.

Rembrandt's Paintings Revisited is the concluding sixth volume of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings (Volumes I-V; 1982, 1986, 1989, 2005, 2010). It can also be read as a revisionary critique of the first three Volumes published by the old RRP team up till 1989 and of Gerson's influential survey of Rembrandt's painted oeuvre of 1968/69. At the same time, the book is designed as an independent overview that can be used on the basis that anyone seeking more detailed information will be referred to the five previous (digital versions of the) Volumes and the detailed catalogues published in the meantime by the various museums with collections of Rembrandt paintings.

This work of art history and art research should belong in the library of every serious art historical institute, university or museum.


The Cemetery Paintings

RRP $16.99

Follow-up to The Devil's Serum. In the astonishing finale of the Alexis Beaureparie series, Moses, Armond and Lisette once again come face to face with the alluring, sinister Alexis Beaureparie and her evil plans to have them finished once and for all. With the help of her murderous lover, will she succeed in killing the detective or will she be undone?


How To Develop A Good Memory For Names, Faces, And Facts

RRP $29.95

"Your Poor Memory is Costing You Money..."

Has simple forgetfulness ever cost you a client, a great opportunity, or even respect?

It can be embarrassing to forget things. It can make you look stupid in front of your peers and it can make you look incompetent in front of employers.

It can also be frustrating to forget names, numbers, and dates...and deal with the aftermath, like having to explain yourself and apologize for the mix-ups you've caused.

But now there's a way for you to end your humiliation, earn respect, and gain the mental power you wish you had.

Memory is not something you're born with...it's something that we learn when we're very young, using the skill to remember people, places, colors, facts, and figures. As we get older though, we tend to stop using our memory skills...and they disappear.

Now, you can get your memory back...and improve it! The process is both simple and easy.

"Turn Your Mind into a Powerful Mental Filing System..."

With a few simple techniques, you can learn how to sharpen your memory, increase your brain power, and gain more knowledge than you ever thought possible. You can start using these techniques immediately.

Turn your mind into a powerful mental filing system that will allow you to start remembering 100 times as much (or more) as you do right now.

With this book you will discover:

- How to recall any fact, figure, or image with lightning-fast speed!
- The secret to remembering names and faces without having to think about it!
- 5 little words that will increase your memory by 33% - virtually overnight!
- How you can memorize everything you read - and keep it stored it in your mind for years!
- The 5 keys that will unlock your memory and allow you to memorize entire paragraphs, speeches, or proposals - word for word - with ease!
- How you can speak in public without any notes and even store entire shopping lists in your memory - without forgetting a thing!

If you're ready to develop an amazing memory that can store and remember every name, date, face, fact, or figure you need... get this book!


Poets On Paintings

RRP $337.99

Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued. An additional list provides the locations of such poems in museum collections, other anthologies, and books of poems by a single author. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.



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