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Degas to Picasso

Degas to Picasso

Excerpts from Mark Hudson's review of the show (The Telegraph, London)
Provide a soupcon of its delights:

"... It is with Degas's large colored drawing, in chalk and pastel, of a woman drying herself ... that we sense something really massive has happened..,

"... the vigorous lines of a Matisse wood cut... seem spiritually connected to the delirious intensity of the only print Van Gogh ever created, a small etching of the doctor who treated him..."

"...among many delights, Raoul Dufy's charming painting of hugger-mugger rooftops on the Cote d'Azur... "... Leger's Mother and Child are boldly delineated against panels of abstract color that... sing out... "
The reviewer
notes that the culmination is "...a group of large and exuberantly exotic Picasso drawings...."

Mountains to Lowlands

Mountains and Lowlands

A unique general survey of the history of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and Iran from 6000 BC-AD 650, told through objects. New photography of objects in the Ashmolean Museum's collection is included, along with six specially commissioned maps Ancient Mesopotamia and Iran are usually treated separately or as part of a much broader 'Ancient Near East'. However, the developments that lie at the root of our own world - farming, cities, writing, organised religion, warfare - were forged in the tensions and relations between the inhabitants of lowland Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq) and the highlands of Iran.

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Visions of Mughal India

These fabulous works are featured in the Metropolitan Museum's show on Deccan art on now. Highly praised in New York Times:

Sultans of Deccan India is rife with rare works from collections in Europe and India that are seldom seen together.” -- New York Times, April 23, 2015

A Passion for Glass

A Passion for Glass

Showcases an exquisite collection of modern glass by British and Irish glassmakers. A breathtaking showing of technical prowess and innovation delights the eye with 300 pieces. Among the 200 cutting-edge glassmakers and sculptors are Sam Herman, Catherine Coleman, David Reekie, Tessa Clegg, and Alison Kinnaird. Learn how they crafted their unusual techniques to arrive at such mastery.

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Discovering Tutankhamun

Tells the story of the (1922) discovery by Howard Carter of the tomb of the boy king, Tutankhamun who is, after death, Egypt's most popular pharaoh. . As one of the earliest Egyptologists, Carter provided to history many historical documents which are first being published here: tomb contents, private papers, artistic renderings. Photos taken by Harry Burton, the only photographer permitted to work on site as the excavation was taking place, and wonderful drawings by Carter himself add to our knowledge and enjoyment.

Landscape, Cityscape

Landscape, Cityscape
Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the
Ashmolean

Aimed at a general audience, this beautifully produced book does justice to the color and impact of Hiroshige's magnificent prints.

Blake

William Blake Apprentice and Master

This major publication on William Blake B:1757 D:1827 explores the man and his work as printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet.
Colouring

Colouring the Nation

This is one of the season's 'hot' new books. Craftspeople involved with fabrics, those involved in the history of textiles, laypeople, collectors and the fashion cognoscenti all share an interest in Turkey Red.
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Manju

This book will delight collectors, craft devotees and lovers of things Japanese. There are few publications on the subject of Manju, Japanese toggles designed to hold things suspended from the waist sash.
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Stradivarius

This publication catalogs the extraordinary Stradivarius stringed instruments at the Ashmolean. It includes many previously unpublished images, including new photography for all instruments and Cremona workshop tools, plus rare archive material and seminal essays written by Charles and Peter Beare.
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Xu Bing
Landscapes/Landscripts

Newest book on Xu Bing, celebrated contemporary Chinese artist.
Published by Ashmolean Museum, available here.
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Mary, Queen of Scots

Lushly illustrated, the book takes a fresh look at this mysterious and charismatic monarch, using objects associated with her life from the National Museum of Scotland and elsewhere.
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Kabuki

A collection of fantastic Kabuki prints, many of them never seen before. Includes art by Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and others.

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Master Drawings
Master Drawings
The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum
The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum
Catalogue of Plaster Casts of Greek and Roman Sculpture
Alphabet of Nonsense
Edward Lear's Alphabet of Nonsense
Threads of Silk and Gold
Threads of Silk and Gold
Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan
Amazing Amber
Amazing Amber
Dodos & Dark Lanterns
Dodos and Dark Lanterns



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Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
David Livingstone
David Livingstone
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael
A Geological Excursion to the Northwest Highlands of Scotland
A Geological Excursion to the Northwest Highlands of Scotland
Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs
Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs
Lewis Chessmen Unmasked
Lewis Chessmen Unmasked
From Heracles to Alexander
From Heracles to Alexander
Life Everlasting
Life Everlasting
Lucien Pissarro in England
Lucien Pissarro in England
A New Flowering
A New Flowering
Northern Lights
Northern Lights
An Orkney Boyhood
An Orkney Boyhood
Reconstructions
Reconstructions
Scotland's Land Girls
Scotland's Land Girls
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Showfolk
Showfolk
Stringed Instruments
Stringed Instruments
A Swedish Field Trip to the Outer Hebrides, 1934
A Swedish Field Trip to the Outer Hebrides, 1934
The Traction Engine in Scotland
The Traction Engine in Scotland
Visions of Mughal India
Visions of Mughal India
Wroughte in Gold and Silk
Wroughte in Gold and Silk

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