Catalogue of the Hermitage collection.
35 + 200 pages, 100 colour plates with an introduction
Used Book, Hardbound, slightly damged cover
Roman Art & Architecture
“The author discusses the many diverse qualities of Roman art in terms of its development within Italy and the Empire, but offers as well a perceptive and original account of the cross-currents between Rome and the East. His history is enhanced by hundreds of imaginatively chosen reproductions, which have been specially selected to accompany each section of the text — brilliant and faithful photographs of Rome’s great temples, palaces, circuses, viaducts, frescoes and scuptures, and even of the Romans’ daily utensils and pottery.”₹ 450.00
Enchantress of Florence
This ninth novel penned by Salman Rushdie contains major themes such as eroticism, sex and humanism, and a debate as opposed to authoritarianism. It could be considered as a work of magic realism. The story is about the visit of a European to the Mughal emperor, Akbar’s court. He claims that he is born of an exiled Indian princess and an Italian from Florence and that he is a long lost relative of the king. Will the Mughal emperor believe him?₹ 150.00
by Patrick Bade
Degas was closest to Renoir in the impressionists circle. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 at the studio of Louis-Ernest Barrias and, beginning in 1854, studied under Louis Lamothe, who revered Ingres above all others and transmitted his adoration for this master to Edgar Degas. Starting in 1854, Degas frequently traveled to Italy where he copied from the Old Masters. His drawings and sketches already revealed very clear preferences, especially in Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Mantegna. After his first compositions, which depicted horses, Degas made yet another discovery. His first painting devoted solely to the ballet was Le Foyer de la danse à lOpéra de la rue Le
Peletier (The Dancing Anteroom at the Opera on Rue Le Peletier, Musée dOrsay, Paris). In a carefully constructed composition, with groups of fi gures balancing one another to the left and the right, each ballet dancer is involved in her own activity, each moving in a separate manner from the others. Extended observation and an immense number of sketches were essential to executing such a task. Ballet would remain his passion until the end.
Used Book, Hardbound, 200 pages₹ 400.00