Frank Cho apesandbabes forum message board
Home Forum Contact Liberty Meadows Register Profile Check your private messages Log in
What’s on my book shelf?

 
Reply to topic FRANK CHO Forum Index - ► Frank Cho Comics
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Frank Cho
Monkeyboy King


Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 5075

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: What’s on my book shelf? Reply with quote

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out


Someone asked me recently what I have on my book shelves? Oddly enough, art books. So today I’ve decided to share with you loyal readers what art books adorn my book shelves.

I love 19th century art especially the French and British Royal Academy art. As you can see I’ve been slowly filling up my shelves with every art books on that time period. (I am in a look out for a great Léon Bonnat, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Solomon J. Solomon and Peter Paul Rubens art books to fill the gaps in my collection. Any help is greatly appreciated.)

I also love the annual SPECTRUM art books complied by the lovely Cathy and not so lovely Arnie Fenner from Under Wood Books. The newest one, Spectrum 17, just came out. (Thanks, Cathy and Arnie.) As always, this year’s Spectrum art book did not disappoint. It’s filled with some of the best art that I’ve seen all year. It’s out in stores now, so if you’re an art lover of any sort, you need to get this book now. You’ll thank me later.


Frank Cho
_________________
Liberty Meadows
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Batusi



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 1330

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Paul Rubens? That Pee Wee Herman is multi-talented.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mama's Boy



Joined: 11 May 2006
Posts: 335

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't mind used, try www.abebooks.com
I did a quick look for Peter Paul Rubens and you can get books for under $10.

They also have a "want" option that you can use to request titles that aren't shown.
_________________
"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks."
Eeyore, Pooh's Little Instruction Book
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Elvgrenized



Joined: 09 May 2006
Posts: 1659
Location: A formerly free country

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Frank,

It's hard to find books with a lot of color illustrations, but these are the ones I have; they're worth having, & out of print, I think (I used to be able to get art books cheap at a local discount store--could get a $60 book for $8.50 (!) ):

The History & Techniques of the Great Masters: Rubens by Andrew Morrall--there's a whole series of these; the Whistler, Titian, Rembrandt  & Manet books are great, too.

Rubens (Peter Paul Rubens: The Pride of Life) by Maria Varchavskaya & Xenia Yegorova

Rubens by Frans Baudouin

Rubens: Selected Drawings by Julius S. Held
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Archangel



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 3112
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks like an exhaustive tome:  http://www.amazon.c......abes-20

Abrams art books are usually good.

I see many art books on your shelves that are also in my collection.
_________________
Visit my DA site: http://martianhalo.deviantart.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Eamon



Joined: 08 Aug 2008
Posts: 487
Location: Irish (live in UK)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you find the stuff in Spectrum intimdating at all Frank? Not saying it should or anything but as the contained quality is usually on a whole other level of illustration...!

I find it very intimidating but it would given my work!  Smile
_________________
My art:
www.eamonart.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
fearofgrunt



Joined: 20 May 2006
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty nice collection.  some of the books on the spectrum shelf look unopened.  the brush with passion book is great.

it'd be interesting to see what the other focer's have on their shelves.  maybe a separate post...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
plaisier



Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 157
Location: Holland

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many books available over here on the great Rubens for little money
(How is your Dutch) the good books are expensive

Since Rubens is known for his light and round women,
books are nice but see a Rubens painting is like looking at ...eh?...well..
You can see many pictures of monica but seeing Bellucci live

The following musea on Rubensyou should fit in next trip:

Belgium and Holland:
Rubenshuis, Antwerp
Mauritshuis, THe Hague
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Musea voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Gent (!!!!!!!!) and Brussels

Other
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln, Germany
Alte Pinakothek, München, germany
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
The Louvre, Paris (I think you've seen that one, hope you did)
National galery, Prague, Tsjechia
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
National Gallery, Londen UK
Hermitage, Sint-Petersburg, Russia
Uffizi, Firenze (Italy)
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany[/img]
_________________
You can't have everything, where would you keep it!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic FRANK CHO Forum Index - ► Frank Cho Comics All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Frank Cho Forum Message Board Liberty Meadows

Powered by phpBB © phpbbGroup
Modified by UGOM!   for Frank Cho  ©