Monday, August 22, 2011

Great books for under $15

-By Dan dos Santos

Every now and then, I stumble around Amazon and treat myself to a few new art books. I confess, I do this more than I should. Recently, I came across several really good deals that I thought I should share. So here for you are 3 great book buys for under $15

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Ilya Repin
This book is 200 pages, has great reproductions, and collects the majority of Repin's major works. 
Just $14, and free shipping.



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Edmund Dulac: An Edmund Dulac Treasury
I loves me some Edmund Dulac! This Dover book collects 116 Dulac pieces, 
and in my opinion is a must own at $14. Again, free shipping!



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Arthur Rackham: Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's 'Ring'
Arthur Rackham definitely ranks amongst my favorite artists, and his paintings for the Wagner's 'Ring' are some of his best. In particular, his depiction of Siegfried wiping blood from his face after having slayed Fafnir will be etched in my brain forever. Just $10, and free shipping.



7 comments:

  1. CURSE YOU, Dan! Just when I managed to get my Amazon credit card to $0 you go and post these.

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  2. All three purchased, thanks for the recommendations!!

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  3. That Repin book is a bizarre paradox when one compares the price with the quality of it. I'm still kind of dumbstruck by the quality of the reproductions, and the fact that it's a hardcover to boot.

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  4. Great post, thanks! Huge fan of Rackham.

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  5. I can't belive how cheep Repin's book!One of my favorite.

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  6. Nice work, I can see how you are heading towards a resolution with this one. I really like the change you made in the background from mountains, to the open sea.

    -Mike

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