Art and Architecture of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California
Author: David Gilson De Long
Pubpsher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California, is one of America's great estates. This richly illustrated book chronicles its extensive history, and individual essays by distinguished specialists document each major collection and the home's significance as an example of California midcentury modernist architecture.
A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Époque France As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.
Release on 1977 | by Jacques De Caso,Patricia B. Sanders
A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Author: Jacques De Caso,Patricia B. Sanders
Category: Sculpture, French
"The Rodin collection left by Mrs. Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor is the most salient and nearly the earliest example of America's admirable passion for an artist whose personality and works dominated the decades of 1880 to 1910. In an essay which follows this introduction, Patricia B. Sanders has chronicled the history of Mrs. Spreckels' collecting enterprise... Her choice was remarkable. Before Rodin's death in 1917 and over the following years until the 1940s, she acquired, first from Rodin and later from those nearest him, bronzes, plasters and marbles -- among them not only many of the most important Rodins but also many of the best... The Spreckels collection... is second only to the Musée Rodin in Paris as a center of Rodin art and sculptures"--
Whether madonna, muse or temptress, women have been a source of artistic inspiration throughout history. In the Reveries series, Parkstone pays tribute to the important contribution women have made to artists by uplifting their spirits and giving free reign to their fantasies. We invite you to share the erotic world of well-known painters such as Degas and Schiele. This new genre of art book offers a glimpse into the private lives of some of the most influential artists of modern times. The most striking features of the Reveries series are their brief texts, sophisticated layouts, and high-quality reproductions. Each title pays homage to the artists oeuvre and the elegant layouts include some rarely-seen images. Every page benefits from a unique design and offers a unique setting for some of the most sensual works of Degas, Schiele. Modigliani and Toulouse-Lautrec. These publications should be considered as works of art themselves, a delight for the enthusiast; instructive for the novice; a welcome and valuable addition to any library.