El espectacular paisaje de Islandia se caracteriza por el vulcanismo y la abundancia de agua. Los volcanes, géiseres, fuentes termales y campos de lava son típicos del estado insular nórdico. Este libro ilustrado muestra más de 350 imágenes de glaciares, picos escarpados, costas erosionadas y fiordos islandeses.
Norway is known for its mountains, glaciers and deeply cut coastal fjords. Bergen, with its typical colorful wooden houses, is a popular starting point for boat trips into the dramatic Sognefjord. This book shows in almost 500 pictures the Scandinavian country in its scenic variety but also in its seasonal diversity. Snow, ice and polar lights in winter, the special light of the midnight sun in summer.
Canada borders the USA in the south and the Arctic Circle in the north. This results in a landscape diversity with endless forest areas in the south and ice and rock areas in the north, beyond the Arctic tree line. In over 500 pictures, this volume shows the multifaceted wilderness of Canada. These include the Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains, famous for its numerous lakes, and the Niagara Falls on the border with the USA. The metropolis Toronto, Vancouver on the west coast, as well as the French-speaking cities Montreal or Quebec and the capital Ottawa are included.
Australia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, is rich in rainforest, deserts and mountains. Geological wonders such as the Uluru, the Outback or the Great Barrier Reef characterize the country, as do the coastline of dream beaches and surfing paradises with offshore islands. This book shows in over 500 pictures the uniqueness of the animal world above and under water and the untouched nature, in addition, the cultural sides of the metropolises including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.
MANET 1832-1883: EL PRIMERO DE LOS MODERNOS (SERIE MENOR)
Muy criticado a lo largo de su vida por sus supuestamente violentas pinturas, el pintor francés Edouard Manet (1832-1883) es considerado hoy un maestro de imprescindible importancia en la historia de la pintura. Su Déjeuner sur lherbe sigue siendo una de las imágenes más memorables de la pintura del XIX.
Influenced by his contemporaries Michelangelo and Leonardo, Raphael Santi (1483-1520) became, in his own right, one of the most important artists of the High Renaissance. Though Raphael painted many important works in his Florence period, including his famous Madonnas, it was his mature work in Rome that cemented his place in history, most notably the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican featuring his School of Athens and Triumph of Religion murals. This overview traces the life`s work of this Renaissance master who achieved the height of greatness in only two decades of creation and whose influential work paved the way for the Mannerist and Baroque movements.