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Dars, Celestine

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Works: 52 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 2,812 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Researcher, Contributor, Translator, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Other
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Most widely held works by Celestine Dars
Images of deception : the art of trompe-l'œ︠il by Celestine Dars( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trompe-l'oeil is that intriguing art which, by means of special technical devices, tricks the spectator into the illusion that what he sees is not painted, but real. This peculiar and very particular form of art holds the appeal of a conjuror's sleight-of-hand, of a hall of mirrors in which the image proceeds into infinity; and it commands our lasting admiration by virtue of the consummate skill required for it to succeed -- in particular, the mastery of the laws of geometry and perspective necessary to achieve a vividly three-dimensional effect. Applied to architecture, where it flourished especially in the Baroque age, trompe-l'oeil is used to enlarge and bring an element of fantasy to a room. By the aid of its magic, we may be tempted to walk down a corridor that does not exist, or brush away a painted fly. The Romans decorated the walls of their villas with theatrical perspectives, but the art was lost during the Dark Ages, only to be fully recovered during the Renaissance. It flowered during the Baroque age, and has continued to be practiced ever since. Trompe-l'oeil started to develop in America at the beginning of the 19th century; in the 20th century the Surrealists revived the public interest in it by infusing new life into the traditional concept. The author here looks at the history of trompe-l'oeil, illustrating and discussing some of the most striking examples in European and American art. - Jacket flap
The impressionists by Robert Katz( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look into the life and works of nine impressionist masters, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille, Morisot and Cassatt
Work and struggle : the painter as witness 1870-1914 by Edward Lucie-Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the rich lived : the painter as witness 1870-1914 by Edward Lucie-Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject catalogue of paintings in public collections( Book )

in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Fashion parade : the Seeberger Collection by Celestine Dars( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modefoto's uit de periode 1909-1950 uit de collectie van de bekende fotograferende broers
The Impressionists : a comprehensive visual reference to one of the best-loved periods of art history, with over 450 images by Robert Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look into the life and works of nine Impressionist masters, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille, Morisot and Cassatt
Catalogue of paintings in British collections : English Heritage ..., Geffrye Museum, the Guildhall Art Gallery, Royal Holloway College, Thomas Coram Foundation (London) by T Watkinson( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temptation by David Larkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent art by David Larkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inpressionists by Robert Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art des jardins ou la nature embellie by William Howard Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject catalogue of paintings in public collections by Celestine Dars( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possum Perkins by William Taylor( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Dorothy Perkins et Michael Joseph Geraghty, deux adolescents qui jusqu'alors se détestaient, se découvrent. Sa famille, à lui, est chaude, accueillante, elle, sa mère est malade et son père nourrit à son égard un amour incestueux. Les problèmes d'alcoolisme et d'inceste sont abordés avec délicatesse. L'auteur décrit ses personnages en profondeur et avec réalisme
The Impressionists handbook : the great works and the world that inspired them by Robert Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau by David Larkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Monde des impressionistes : les chefs-d'oeuvre, les lieux, les hommes et les évènements qui les inspirèrent by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject catalogue of paintings in public collections( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pocket encyclopedia of Impressionists( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionists handbook by Robert Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Impressionists : a comprehensive visual reference to one of the best-loved periods of art history, with over 450 images
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The Impressionists : a comprehensive visual reference to one of the best-loved periods of art history, with over 450 imagesThe pocket encyclopedia of Impressionists
Alternative Names
Dars, Célestine

Languages
English (113)

French (11)

German (2)