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MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE’S NEO CUBISM IN THE ‘60sIN FULL COLORS, PAPERBACK ON GLOSSY PAPER:

MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE’S NEO CUBISM IN THE ‘60sMAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE’S NEO CUBISM IN THE ‘60s: THE BEST OF HIS Paintings, Posters & Lithographs Progressive Neo Cubism (1963-1979). Published by Salon de L’Art Moderne. Paris, New York "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980.

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PHOENICIAN ART: Cities, Archaeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One) 5th Edition

 

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PHOENICIAN ART: Cities, Archaeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One) 5th Edition. From the Series: Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places. Maximillien de Lafayette, renowned linguist and historian of ancient civilization, takes you on a grand tour to the splendors and treasures of Phoenicia. This delightful book gives you the opportunity to explore and understand the artistic, philosophical, religious, social and mythical aspects of Phoenician art on so many levels. You will enter celestial temples, you will touch the divinely smooth scriptures and marble statues…you will immerse your mind and heart in the multiple layers of ancient and most impressive artifacts, closely related to the Divine, to mythology, to life after death, to immortality and mysteries of the Near East.
Note from the Publishers: Coming soon, new spectacular books written by Maximillien de Lafayette:
• 1-Learn to speak French like an aristocrat and Latin like the Pope.
• 2-14 volumes set (Approx. 4,500 pages): Thesaurus and Encyclopedic Dictionary of 14 Ancient Languages and Civilization of the Ancient World.
• 3-Translation and Explanation of the Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Chaldean and Assyrian Tablets, Slabs and Literature.
• 4-ARE WE WORSHIPING A FAKE GOD? How Mesopotamian and Phoenician gods became Yahweh, the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims
• 5-Maximillien de Lafayette Universal Encyclopedia of UFOs, Aliens and Extraterrestrials (A set of 10 volumes, approximately 4,000 pages).
• 6-The Complete Story of the Escape of Adolf Hitler. The Nazi-Argentina-USA Conspiracy and Cover-up!

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SACRED ART OF ARMENIA: KATCHKARS, ICONOGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS

SACRED ART OF ARMENIA: KATCHKARS, ICONOGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSKindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/SACRED-ART-ARMENIA-ICONOGRAPHY-ebook/dp/B00A4NPGWK/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356460553&sr=1-11&keywords=maximillien+de+lafayette

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From the Table of Contents
• Creation of the Armenian Mesropian Alphabet
• History & development of Armenian iconography
• Iconography as a teaching tool of the Armenian Church
• Medieval icons in Illuminated Manuscripts, before Roslin’s time
• Icons in the Illuminated Manuscripts from the 4 th century- 7th centuries; the classical period
• Icons from the 9th-11th centuries. the Bagratid period
• The Zak’arid period
• Canon Table by Hovhannes, 
• Paintings of Grigor Tatevatsi
• Styles & genres of the early Armenian icons & religious manuscripts painting
• Revisiting the early times of Armenian art
• Manuscripts as source of information
• The Oriental Style of iconography
• Evangelists’ Manuscripts Paintings
• Contradictory religious and artistic representations of religious themes
• A psychological analysis of the symbols of the Armenian manuscripts
• Is there any intellectualism or intelligent psychological manifestation in the early Armenian manuscripts painting?
• A psychological analysis of symbolism in the art of manuscripts painting
• Stars as symbol of the Church, in early Christianity
• The Cilician style: Origin, source, development
• The influence of Byzantine, Persian, Russian & European styles
• Entering the 13th century with Toros Roslin
• Entering the 14th century and the end of a golden era
• Disastrous fall & the end of the great Cilician art
• Symbolism in Armenian iconography
• Why do we see pagan signs, bestial symbols & animals in Armenian religious iconography?
• Armenia & the Mesopotamian Tree of Life
• Armenian Tree of Life in Urartu, 1200 B.C. 
• Animal symbolism & religious interpretation 
• by the early Armenian church; the lamb, the griffin, the dove
• The Katchkars
• Art, Metaphysics: Healing Power of Armenian religious art
• The sacred stone carved crosses & holy ethnic art 
• Armenian Obelisk
• Vishapakar, "Dragon Stone," ca. 1200 B.C.
• The supernatural powers of the blessed iron chandelier under the dome of Guyaneh Church
23 Books on Armenia by Maximillien de Lafayette
Available at amazon.com , lulu.com and worldwide
• 1-Introduction to the history of Urartu, Cilicia & Armenia, cradle of civilizations
• 2-Armenia’s Treasures & Exquisite Art: Ceramics, Tiles, Pottery, Coinage, Janyag & Metal Work
• 3-Sacred art of Armenia: Katchkars, Iconography & Illuminated Manuscripts
• 4-Armenian Painters & Art from the Medieval Age & Diaspora to the Present: Study, critique; Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics & Techniques of Armenian Artists. 2 volumes
• 5-The Majesty & Beauty of Armenia’s Frescoes & Murals From Ancient Time to the Present: Urartu, Cilicia, Diaspora.
• 6-Armenian ethnic fashion and dress-making throughout history. Comparative socio-historical study of fashion of the ancient world.
• 7-Photos Album of the Armenian Genocide
• 8-Armenia’s Frescoes and Murals from Urartu and Cilicia to the 21st Century 
Etc.
Special edition: The Museum Edition (Approximately 1,000 Pages) Available at www.lulu.com Deluxe Series of 5 massive books of a very large format (8.50 inches by 12 inches) in full colors, printed on glossy heavy stock-paper
• 9-Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities. Volume I 
• 10-Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities. Volume II
• 11-Armenian Painters and Art from the Medieval Age and Diaspora to the Present: Study and critique; Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics
• Note: 5 more books on Armenia are under preparation

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Sacred Art of Armenia 

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Published by Times Square Press, New York. Berlin. From the Table of Contents: Creation of the Armenian Mesropian Alphabet. History and development of Armenian iconography. Iconography as a teaching tool of the Armenian Church. Medieval icons in Illuminated Manuscripts, before Roslin's time. Icons in the Illuminated Manuscripts from the 4th century- 7th centuries; the classical period. Icons from the 9th-11th centuries. the Bagratid period. Styles and genres of the early Armenian icons and religious manuscripts painting. Revisiting the early times of Armenian art. The Cilician style: Origin, source, and development. The influence of Byzantine, Persian, Russian and European styles. Why do we see pagan signs, bestial symbols and animals in Armenian religious iconography? The Katchkars. Art, Metaphysics and the Healing Power of Armenian religious art. Ancient Armenian Obelisk 

 

 

 

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ARMENIAN ETHNIC FASHION AND DRESS-MAKING THROUGHOUT HISTORY. Comparative socio-historical study of fashion of the ancient world.

 

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ARMENIAN ETHNIC FASHION AND DRESS-MAKING THROUGHOUT HISTORY. Comparative socio-historical study of fashion of the ancient world.ARMENIAN ETHNIC FASHION AND DRESS-MAKING THROUGHOUT HISTORYARMENIAN ETHNIC FASHION AND DRESS-MAKING THROUGHOUT HISTORY. Comparative socio-historical study of fashion of the ancient world. The original French edition was published in 1963. This book is also available in paperback at lulu.com  at: lulu.com/shop/maximillien-de-lafayette/armenian-ethnic-fashion-and-dress-making-throughout-history/paperback/product-20494817.html  
From the Table of Contents:
The Armenian Dress-Making. Historical Perspective
* Armenian farmers and traders established the first silkworm cultivation in America
* Armenian folk dresses
* The trousseau as a tradition and a status symbol
* Traditional Armenian wedding gowns
* Fearing for their lives, Anatolian Armenians had to dress like non-Armenians and non-Christians
* 19th century man suits, Lori-Gugark, Sasoon, Shatah, Zeitoun
* Traditional male costumes
* Suits of Armenian noblemen
* Armenian women's dresses (Moda) throughout the ages
* 19th century-early 20th century Armenian women town dresses, Van, Artsah, Ahalsihe, Mush, Synik-Zangezur, Yerevan
* Taraz: Traditional Armenian clothing
* The costume of Armenian women from the Bagratid Dynasty (9th-13th century) 
* Bridal dress from Cilicia, Gavash, Jurfa, Shamakh, Haik
* Traditional Armenian women's dresses from Shatakh, Lavash, Talin, Akhaltsikh, Shamakhi
* Shirak
* Vaspurakan
* Javakhk
* Artsakh
* Zangezour
* Karin
* Ayrarat
* Batsr Haik
* Dress of Armenian dancers
* Outfits of Armenian families under the Ottoman Empire
* The costumes of Armenian women and foreign influence
* Did the Muslim Persians, Turks and Arabs influence women clothing style and the art of dress-making in Armenia, and Christian Asia Minor?
* Women covering their faces with a veil long time before Islam entered Armenia and Christian countries
* Chronology of Asia minor/Urartian dress-making
* Women and men costumes and suits from the 9th century B.C. to the 20th century
* Comparative analysis of the Armenian and ancient civilizations costumes and outfits
* Ancient Judah. Jewish noble women
* Gallery of ancient civilizations deities' fashion, costumes and outfits, vis a vis Armenian concepts
* Common features in ancient Armenian, Middle and Near East dress-making, costumes and dresses fashion
* Apparel and accessories 
* The foot-wear
* The head-wear 
* The fragrance and scents
* Ancient Armenians dress and costume style and its link to ancient civilizations, deities and mythological symbolism
* Janyag Art 
* The Armenian ethnic art of needle-lace and embroidery 
* Marash embroidery-lace making
* The making of the Armenian lace
* The Armenian dye
* Various colors and tones of the original Armenian dye
* The coloring process

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Armenia's Treasures and Exquisite Art: Ceramics, Tiles, Pottery, Coinage, Janyag and Metal Work

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ARMENIA’S TREASURES AND EXQUISITE ART: Ceramics, Tiles, Pottery, Coinage, Janyag and Metal Work. First published in 1963. Revised in 2012. Published by Times Square Press, New York, Berlin. Available at amazon.com , www.lulu.com , and worldwide.

From the Table of Contents:
• The exquisite Armenian ceramics from the 7th century B.C. to the present day
• The Urartian Jars of the 7th century B.C.
• Polychrome bowls of the 11th and 12th centuries, Dvin, Ani, Erevan
• Ceramics and tiles of Jerusalem
• Kutahya ceramic incense burners and egg-shaped pottery
• Safavid porcelaine
• The first & earliest Cilicia, Tarsus & Armenia coins
• Coins of Tigranes II, Hetum I, Korykos, 1st century B.C., Sasanian kings, Ardaxsir I, Mithradates III, King Levon I & II
• Urartian metal work, 8th B.C.

The Armenian art and mass production of ceramics saw the light for the first time in the 9th century B.C. It was a rudimentary art that lacked refined motifs and ornamentation, nevertheless, the pre-historic Hyksos ceramics art offered an astonishing variety of products, objects and wares such as: vases, bowls, urns, jars, jugs, etc. But, in the 11th century A.D., a refined style and a distinctive art of ceramics developed rapidly due to the travels and migration of several Armenians potters and artists, despite of the reign of the Seljuks which spread terror and fear over the Armenian territories. Many Armenian artists feared the Turks. 
Consequently, they regrouped in the concentrated area of Cotyaeum (Today, Kutahya in modern Turkey) which relatively in a short period of time was transformed into Asia’s most important ceramics, tiles and pottery production and industry center. Thus, Kutahya became the major competitor of Iznik, the famous and principal production source of most Islamic ceramics, vessels and tiles of the Ottoman Empire. The early Armenian ceramics art flourished between the 11th century and the 14th centuries, and was characterized by very distinctive patterns and designs borrowed from or influenced by the Illuminated Manuscripts paintings. In the 15th century, the Turks gave support to Armenian artists, a sign of generosity and tolerance never given before by any Ottoman ruler. This new assistance and support through the patronage and the protection of the Turkish court were an enormous boost for the Armenian art of ceramics & pottery. Yet, the Ottomans remained very suspicious of the Armenian artists & kept a vigilant “eye watch” over their whereabouts, travels and centers of ceramic production. In the 17th century, Armenian artists began to decorate their urns, jars, incense holders, oil & water containers with various Christian symbols, crosses & religious motifs. Many of the Armenian potters & ceramics makers began to incorporate Turkish & Greek motifs as well. This innovation helped them to broaden their market and to extend their business. Many mosques and Muslims centers of worship were among their customers. A great number of Masajeds and Jawamehs (Mosques) in Turkish cities such as Istanbul, Konya, Ankara, Adana and Kutahya were decorated with Armenian ceramics and tiles. The first Armenian coins minted in bronze were issued by the Armenian kings of Sophene. They appeared for the first time in ancient Armenia during the 3rd century B.C. They included series of coins depicting on one side, Armenian kings such as Abdissares, Charaspes, Xerxes and Arsames and on the other side, they had Greek signs & characters representing a variety of animals & birds pertaining to Greek cults and mythology. The Armenians adopted a new monetary system from the Greeks who invented the “metal currency” in the 7th century B.C. century. This explains the reasons for having Greek symbols & characters on one side of the Armenian coins. In addition, the Greek coins were considered and used as “monetary standards” for centuries in Asia Minor and Armenia. The beauty of the ancient Armenian coins rivaled its Greek & Roman counterparts.

ARMENIA'S TREASURES AND EXQUISITE ART: Ceramics, Tiles, Pottery, Coinage, Janyag and Metal WorkKindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/ARMENIAS-TREASURES-EXQUISITE-ART-ebook/dp/B00A3MP55A/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353723536&sr=1-6&keywords=maximillien+de+lafayette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ART OF PHOENICIA, ARWAD, UGARIT, AMRIT, CARTHAGE: Cities, Archeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One)

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ART OF PHOENICIA, ARWAD, UGARIT, AMRIT, CARTHAGE: Cities, Archeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One).ART OF PHOENICIA, ARWAD, UGARIT, AMRIT, CARTHAGE: Cities, Archeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One). Series: Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places. 4th Edition. This book is also available in paperback at www.lulu.com and worldwide. It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, very true! But what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. And in many instances, no pertaining inscriptions or texts were ever provided to explain what the statues, figurines, slabs and tablets represent. To fully understand the scriptures, texts, epics and literature of Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria, Chaldea, Phoenicia, Ugarit, and the Anunnaki, one must become familiar with the meaning (Hidden or revealed) of the inscriptions, the symbolism camouflaged in intricate details, and the religious-artistic-philosophical nuances of the art of the era. 

• This requires authentic description, translation and explanation of: 
• Ancient symbols 
• Archeological finds 
• Maps 
• Seals 
• Slabs 
• Cuneiform inscriptions and writings 
• Statues and figurines 
• Carving/Illustrations/Drawings 

And above all, familiarity with historical sites, ruins, and cities, and knowledge of various languages of the ancient civilizations. This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and especially to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument.

A well researched book, reflecting the beauty and importance of the art of Phoenicia, Ugarit, Amrit, Arwad and Carthage throughout the centuries from day one till the end of the civilization of theses great countries/cities. It is abundant with: Historical stories,  Mythological tales,  Explanation of the most important aspects and facets of their culture, social systems, religion, creativity and breathtaking monuments. The book includes TRANSLATION and EXPLANATION of PHOENICIAN and UGARITIC TEXTS and ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS into English, as well as endless illustrations and photos of the whole cultural, social, historical, religious and artistic spectrum of these great civilizations, such as to name a few:

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Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Phoenician Seals & Slabs

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Explanation of Babylonian,Sumerian,Assyrian,Ugaritic,Phoenician Seals & SlabsPublished By Times Square Press. It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, very true! But what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. And in many instances, no pertaining inscriptions or texts were ever provided to explain what the statues, figurines, slabs and tablets represent. This book was written in order to deal with and to explain these concerns and to provide the readers with sufficient guidance and explanation of major archaeological finds and monuments ranging from a figurine to a massive edifice.

 

 

 

 

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ART OF MESOPOTAMIA: Statues, Figurines, Carving, Drawings and Artifacts [Kindle Edition]

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ART OF MESOPOTAMIA: Statues, Figurines, Carving, Drawings and ArtifactsThe book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the magnificent art of Mesopotamia. An abundant display of figurines, statues, drawings, sculpture and an astonishing gallery of the artifacts of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Akkad and neighboring areas. Discover and enjoy the beauty and magic of the art of the ancient world. In this book you will visit enchanted places and you will meet legendary figures who fashioned the culture, history and civilizations of the Middle East and the Near East. Your magical journey will take you to:
• Queen Shub-Ad
• Gudea of Lagash, and Ningishzida appearing before god Enki
• The Phoenician god Baal from Ugarit
• Baal of Mount Sapan. One of the early gods of the Israelites
• “An” or “Anu”, the celestial father, and supreme god/Sinhar of the Anunnaki
• The audience chamber of a palace at Khorsabad
• The palace of Nimrud
• Princess Asherah
• Goddess Inanna

The book will open your eyes on the treasures of a magnificent world of vanished civilizations, where you will enjoy the mesmerizing “Apparitions” of:

• The “Golden Harp” of Ur
• Eannatum, Prince of Lagash (2600-2340 B.C.)
• King Sargon
• Ebih
• Nissaba
• Ningizzida’s libation cup
• The Sage Adapa
• Sumerian boys making an offering to the ram
• Utnapishtim building his boat
• The Royal Standards of Ur, circa 2,600-2,400 B.C.
• Ancient Babylonia
• Nebuchadnezzar
• Sennacherib
• City of Ashur
• Anunnaki goddess Inanna and Dumuzi watching over the tree of life
• Sumerian and Assyrian drums
• Sennacherib leading his soldiers to the battlefield
• Sumerian Lamentation Priests

ART OF MESOPOTAMIA: Statues, Figurines, Carving, Drawings and Artifacts

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ART OF MESOPOTAMIA: Statues, Figurines, Carving, Drawings and ArtifactsPublished by Times Square Press, New York, Berlin. The book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the magnificent art of Mesopotamia. An abundant display of figurines, statues, drawings, sculpture and an astonishing gallery of the artifacts of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Akkad and neighboring areas. Discover and enjoy the beauty and magic of the art of the ancient world. In this book you will visit enchanted places and you will meet legendary figures who fashioned the culture, history and civilizations of the Middle East and the Near East.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ART OF PHOENICIA, ARWAD, UGARIT, AMRIT, CARTHAGE: Cities, Archaeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. 4th Edition (2 Volumes in One). [Kindle Edition]

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ART OF PHOENICIA, ARWAD, UGARIT, AMRIT, CARTHAGE: Cities, Archeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One).Series: Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places. 4th Edition. This book is also available in paperback at www.lulu.com and worldwide. It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, very true! But what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. And in many instances, no pertaining inscriptions or texts were ever provided to explain what the statues, figurines, slabs and tablets represent. To fully understand the scriptures, texts, epics and literature of Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria, Chaldea, Phoenicia, Ugarit, and the Anunnaki, one must become familiar with the meaning (Hidden or revealed) of the inscriptions, the symbolism camouflaged in intricate details, and the religious-artistic-philosophical nuances of the art of the era.

• This requires authentic description, translation and explanation of:
• Ancient symbols
• Archaeological finds
• Maps
• Seals
• Slabs
• Cuneiform inscriptions and writings
• Statues and figurines
• Carving/Illustrations/Drawings

And above all, familiarity with historical sites, ruins, and cities, and knowledge of various languages of the ancient civilizations. This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and especially to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument. A well researched book, reflecting the beauty and importance of the art of Phoenicia, Ugarit, Amrit, Arwad and Carthage throughout the centuries from day one till the end of the civilization of theses great countries/cities. It is abundant with: Historical stories, Mythological tales, Explanation of the most important aspects and facets of their culture, social systems, religion, creativity and breathtaking monuments. The book includes TRANSLATION and EXPLANATION of PHOENICIAN and UGARITIC TEXTS and ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS into English, as well as endless illustrations and photos of the whole cultural, social, historical, religious and artistic spectrum of these great civilizations, such as to name a few:

  • Jewelry, rings, bracelets, and ornaments
  • Royal tombs and sarcophaguses
  • Ugaritic furniture
  • Tablets and translation of inscriptions
  • Steles and monuments of gods and goddesses
  • Byblos script, and Ugaritic cuneiform inscriptions
  • The Phoenician alphabet
  • Harbors and ships
  • Statues and figurines
  • Castles and fortresses
  • Ancient cities and their ruins
  • Early Crusaders' churches, castles and forts in Phoenicia
  • Phoenicia and Phoenicians as mentioned in the Bible
  • Phoenicia at the time of the Greek, Roman, Crusaders, Arabs and Ottoman occupations
  • Phoenician Gods and goddesses, and how their pantheon shaped the origin, aspect and creation of Judaism and other religions
  • Baalbeck: The Anunnaki's mega city on Earth
  • Baalbeck: The city of gods, Biblical figures, and the Djinns (Jinn)
  • Swastika sign and mystical inscriptions on one of the Jupiter Temple's column in Baalbeck, linking the builders of the temple/early inhabitants of Baalbeck to the esoteric masters of Tibet, and the extraterrestrial gods of India (Hindu and Buddhism)
  • Gilgamesh, Al Arz, Baalbeck and immortality
  • The holy site of the early Anunnaki where Gilgamesh sought immortality
  • The Cedar Forest, where Gilgamesh spent a few days imploring the Anunnaki gods, to grant him immortality
  • The mystery of Hajarat Al Houblah in Baalbeck

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Phoenicia, Arwad, Ugarit, Amrit, Carthage, AnunnakiPhoenicia, Arwad, Ugarit, Amrit, Carthage, Anunnaki: Cities, Archeology, Artifacts, Religion, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (2 Volumes in One)

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Series: Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places. Revised, Expanded and INDEXED Edition. This book is also available as a set of 2 mini-volumes in Kindle Edition, and in paperback as one large volume at lulu.com


A beautiful book, well researched, conceived and lavishly printed, reflecting the beauty and importance of the art of Phoenicia, Ugarit, Amrit, Arwad and Carthage throughout the centuries from day one till the end of the civilization of theses great countries/cities. It is abundant with:
Historical stories,
Mythological tales,
Explanation of the most important aspects and facets of their culture, social systems, religion, creativity and breathtaking monuments.

The book includes TRANSLATION and EXPLANATION of PHOENICIAN and UGARITIC TEXTS and ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS into English, as well as endless illustrations and photos of the whole cultural, social, historical, religious and artistic spectrum of these great civilizations, such as to name a few:
Jewelry, rings, bracelets, and ornaments
Royal tombs and sarcophaguses
Ugaritic furniture
Tablets and translation of inscriptions
Steles and monuments of gods and goddesses
Byblos script, and Ugaritic cuneiform inscriptions
The Phoenician alphabet
Harbors and ships
Statues and figurines
Castles and fortresses
Ancient cities and their ruins
Early Crusaders' churches, castles and forts in Phoenicia
Phoenicia and Phoenicians as mentioned in the Bible
Phoenicia at the time of the Greek, Roman, Crusaders, Arabs and Ottoman occupations
Phoenician Gods and goddesses, and how their pantheon shaped the origin, aspect and creation of Judaism and other religions
Baalbeck: The Anunnaki's mega city on Earth
Baalbeck; the city of gods, Biblical figures, and the Djinns (Jinn)
Swastika sign and mystical inscriptions on one of the Jupiter Temple's column in Baalbeck, linking the builders of the temple/early inhabitants of Baalbeck to the esoteric masters of Tibet, and the extraterrestrial gods of India (Hindu and Buddhism)
Gilgamesh, Al Arz, Baalbeck and immortality
The holy site of the early Anunnaki where Gilgamesh sought immortality
The Cedar Forest, where Gilgamesh spent a few days imploring the Anunnaki gods, to grant him immortality
The mystery of Hajarat Al Houblah in Baalbeck

Maximillien de Lafayette's books are available in 2 formats:
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Author's website:
www.maximilliendelafayettebibliography.com

About the Author:
Maximillien de Lafayette wrote more than 1,200 books and numerous encyclopedias; 800 books and 9 encyclopedias are published. He has been writing for the past 50 years. He is considered as one of the world leading linguists (Ancient Languages) and historians of ancient civilizations. In addition, he wrote 14 dictionaries of various languages, to name a few: Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Latin, French, Hittite, Phoenician, Ugaritic, Greek, etc. He is an expert linguist in 26 languages (Ancient and modern).
In 2004, as an expert linguist and jurist, Maximillien de Lafayette was commissioned by Yale University, School of Law (New Haven, Connecticut) to translate from English to Arabic, The White House Draft of the New Constitution of Iraq, and which was submitted to the Iraqi Council, then the governing body of Iraq. De Lafayette is internationally known for his expertise in the history and languages of ancient civilizations, and social-legal studies of the Near East and the Middle East, with a strong emphasis on tribal dialects, comparative social systems and laws, and Islam.
Listen to his weekly Radio show,

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maximillien-de-lafayette-show/2010/12/20/maximillien-de-lafayette-show

You can also get the book in 2 mini volumes in kindle edition:

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Phoenicia, Ur, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. Volume 2 (Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places)Phoenicia, Ur, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. Volume 1 (Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places)

 

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Phoenicia, Ur, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites.Phoenicia, Ugarit, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. (First Edition) Available  in Kindle Edition in 2 mini volumes at amazon.com.

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A beautiful book, well conceived and lavishly printed, reflecting the beauty and importance of the art of Phoenicia, Ugarit and Carthage throughout the centuries from day one till the end of the civilization of theses great countries/cities. It is abundant with historical stories, mythological tales, explanation of the most important aspects and facets of their culture, social systems, religion, creativity and breathtaking monuments. The book includes endless illustrations and photos of the whole cultural, social, historical, religious and artistic spectrum of these great civilizations, such as to name a few: Jewelry, rings, bracelets, and ornaments. Royal tombs and sarcophaguses. Ugaritic furniture. Tablets and translation of inscriptions. Steles and monuments of gods and goddesses. Byblos script, and Ugaritic cuneiform inscriptions. The Phoenician alphabet. Harbors and ships. Statues and figurines. Castles and fortresses. Ancient cities and their ruins. Early Crusaders’ churches, castles and forts in Phoenicia. Phoenicia and Phoenicians as mentioned in the Bible. Phoenicia at the time of the Greek, Roman, Crusaders, Arabs and Ottoman occupations. Phoenician Gods and goddesses, and how their pantheon shaped the origin, aspect and creation of Judaism and other religions. Baalbeck: The Anunnaki’s mega city on Earth. Baalbeck; the city of gods, Biblical figures, and the Djinns (Jinn). Swastika sign and mystical inscriptions on one of the Jupiter Temple’s column in Baalbeck, linking the builders of the temple/early inhabitants of Baalbeck to the esoteric masters of Tibet, and the extraterrestrial gods of India (Hindu and Buddhism). Gilgamesh, Al Arz, Baalbeck and immortality. The holy site of the early Anunnaki where Gilgamesh sought immortality. The Cedar Forest, where Gilgamesh spent a few days imploring the Anunnaki gods, to grant him immortality. The mystery of Hajarat Al Houblah in Baalbeck, so on.

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Phoenicia, Ur, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. Volume 2 (Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places)Phoenicia, Ur, and Carthage: Artifacts, Inscriptions, Slabs, Sites. Volume 1 (Illustrated History of the Ancient World and Sacred Places)

 

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Explanation of Ur, Sumer, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Assyria and Akkad Artifacts, Architecture, Archeology, Seals, and Slabs.

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V.2 Explanation of Ur,Sumer,Babylon,Mesopotamia,Assyria Artifacts,Architecture,Archeology,Seals & Slabs Explanation of Ur,Sumer,Babylon,Mesopotamia,Assyria Artifacts,Architecture,Archeology,Seals & Slabs

It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, very true! But what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. And in many instances, no pertaining inscriptions or texts were ever provided to explain what the statues, figurines, slabs and tablets represent. To fully understand the scriptures, texts, epics and literature of Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria, Chaldea, Phoenicia, Ugarit, and the Anunnaki, one must become familiar with the meaning (Hidden or revealed) of the inscriptions, the symbolism camouflaged in intricate details, and the religious-artistic-philosophical nuances of the art of the era.
This requires authentic description, translation and explanation of:
Ancient symbols
Archeological finds
Maps
Seals
Slabs
Cuneiform inscriptions and writings
Statues and figurines
Carving/Illustrations/Drawings
And above all, familiarity with historical sites, ruins, and cities, and knowledge of the various languages of the ancient civilizations.
This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and especially to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument.

About the Author:
Maximillien de Lafayette wrote more than 1,200 books and numerous encyclopedias; 800 books and 9 encyclopedias are published. He has been writing for the past 50 years. He is considered as one of the world leading linguists (Ancient Languages) and historians of ancient civilizations. In addition, he wrote 14 dictionaries of various languages, to name a few: Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Latin, French, Hittite, Phoenician, Ugaritic, Greek, etc. He is an expert linguist in 26 languages (Ancient and modern). In 2004, as an expert linguist and jurist, Maximillien de Lafayette was commissioned by Yale University, School of Law (New Haven, Connecticut) to translate from English to Arabic, The White House Draft of the New Constitution of Iraq, and which was submitted to the Iraqi Council, then the governing body of Iraq. De Lafayette is internationally known for his expertise in the history and languages of ancient civilizations, and social-legal studies of the Near East and the Middle East, with a strong emphasis on tribal dialects, comparative social systems and laws, and Islam. Listen to his recent Radio show episode, hosted and produced by Dina Vittantonio. Click on link, or copy please: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maximillien-de-lafayette-show/2010/12/20/maximillien-de-lafayette-show Maximillien de Lafayette is the first and only scholar/historian/linguist in the eastern and western hemispheres who wrote a book on the "Description, Translation, and Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Anunnaki and Phoenician Cylinder Seals, Slabs, Inscriptions, Tablets, Epics and Symbols."
 

 

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6 GREAT VOLUMES ON THE HISTORY, ART, ARTISTS, PAINTINGS AND CULTURE OF ARMENIA

ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT: Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques of Armenian ... WORLDS BEST ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ARTISTS)SERIES: ARMENIAN ART AND ARTISTS:

Volume I: ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT: Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques of Armenian Artists (Series: WORLDS BEST ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ARTISTS)

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This is volume one from a set of 3 volumes.
A glorious book rendering homage to the art of Armenia and its great artists and pioneers from the Medieval Age to the present day. It contains over 170 photos, paintings and illustrations in color. A must have book for art critics, art historians, art teachers, librarians, universities, studios, and lovers of art. A superb and authoritative work by Maximillien de Lafayette.

It includes (From the Table of Contents):
What is Armenian art?
To fully understand Armenian contemporary painting
Revisiting the Medieval art of Armenia
Armenian iconography and illuminated manuscripts
The creation of the Armenian alphabet
Styles and genres of the early Armenian icons and religious manuscripts painting
Visiting the early times of Armenian art
Manuscripts as source of information
This chronological narration included
Styles and genres of early Armenian religious manuscripts painting
Indigenous painting or oriental style
The Gospel as the principal source of historical information
Important Note on the Evangelists Manuscripts Paintings
Important note on the Crucifixion painting
Is there any intellectualism or intelligent psychological manifestation in the early Armenian manuscripts painting?
A psychological analysis of symbolism in the art of manuscripts painting
How does action progress in ancient Armenian miniatures?
Stars as symbol of the church, in early Christianity
The Cilician style
Origin, source, and development
From its glorious days, its origin, its rise, to its fall and death on the hand of the Mamluks!
The characteristics of the Cilician style
The Byzantine, Persian, Russian and European influences
Entering the 13th century with Toros Roslin
Entering the 14th century and the end of a golden era
The end: The disastrous fall and the end of the great Cilician art
Symbolism in Armenian iconography
Why do we see pagan signs, bestial symbols, animals and plants in Armenian religious iconography?
Animal symbolism and religious interpretation by the early Armenian Church
The lamb…
The white dove
The griffin
Four reasons are attributed for this phenomenon and extensive interest in animal symbolism
From the early icons era to the pre-modern art period
Hakop Hovnatanian
New ideas, and new concepts for traditional national Armenian art
Historical development of Armenian modern art
Historical perspective: Understanding Armenian Diaspora in the last hundred years (1895-1994)
Turkmenchie Treaty
Political instability creates artistic instability
Armenian art had no place or direction for its survival
Armenian Genocide: Historical perspective
Artists of the Diaspora
Gustave Coubert’s influence
Armenian artists in Italy
Armenian artists in Romania
Armenian artists in Russia
Armenian artists in Egypt
Armenian artists in France
Armenian artists around the world
The Tiflis group
New Surrealism movement in Armenia and abroad
After the genocide
The awakening of Armenian art
International aspect of Armenian art
Armenian art ethnicity versus foreign influence
Armenian art becomes an international art
New revival of Armenian ethnic art in the 19th century
New revival of Armenian ethnic and modern art by the turn of the 20th century
Armenian art of the war years and post war years
Overview of Armenian art pioneers: periods and movements
New national art in the beginning of the 19th century
Romanticism in Armenian art
National realism in Armenian art
In the late 19th century and early 20th century
Impressionism, quasi-impressionism and symbolism in Armenian art
Re-establishment of the traditional Russian school of art
Ideology in Armenian art
Armenian graphic art
After World War Two: Individualism versus traditionalism
The pioneers and the masters of Armenian art
 

Vol. 2: ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT. Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques ... WORLDS BEST ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ARTISTS)Volume II: ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT: Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques of Armenian Artists (Series: WORLDS BEST ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ARTISTS)

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This volume contains the works (And study/Critique) of:
• Arshile Gorky
• Minas Avetissian
• Ervand Kotchar
• Sergueï Paradjanov
• Eghiche Tadevossian
• Gueorguï (Georges) Yakoulov
• Hagop Kodjoyan
• Alexandre Bajbeouk-Melikian
• Sedrak Arakelian
• Leon Tutundjian
• Zakary Zakarian
• Perch Aknunian
• Assadour
• Kevork, (Gevork) Bachindjaghian
• Jean Carzou
• Harutuyn Galentz
• Arthur Pinajian
• Gerardo Orakian
• Sumbat Der Kiureghian
• Megertich Givanian
• Vartkes Soureniants
• Armand Dalian
• Hovsep Pushhman
• Frederick Arthur Bridgman
• Ivan Aivazovsky

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SERIES: 3 BOOKS ON ARMENIA'S CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ARTISTIC HERITAGE. 7000 YEARS OF ART TREASURES!!

CIVILIZATION AND ARTS OF ARMENIA FROM PRE-HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities (Armenia: Craddle of Civilization)Volume I: CIVILIZATION AND ARTS OF ARMENIA FROM PRE-HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities.

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Volume 1 from a set of 3 larges volumes. This is a fabulous book, elegantly printed, large format (Size: 8.50” x 11”) containing hundreds upon hundreds of photos in color, and rare/vintage illustrations, sketches, maps and pictures. The author who is an internationally respected scholar and linguist, discusses all the aspects and facets of the history, culture and arts of Armenia from 7,000 B.C. to the present day, such as archaic art, iconography, metallurgy, weaponry, architecture, invention, astronomy, art of war, religion, paintings, frescoes, calligraphy, dress-making, the Katchars, the Kingdom of Urartu, the Kingdom of Cilicia, and HOW THE ARMENIANS CREATED THE FIRST civilization on Earth, and brought it to Mesopotamia. ARMENIA IS THE ORIGIN OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION!
Armenia (Uraštu “Urashtu” in Akkadian, Armina in ancient Persian, and Arminia in Arabic) is 9,000 year old. The Sumerians referred to Armenia as Ararat or Arrata, the birth of civilization. The Early Sumerian scribes acknowledged that the Arratans (Armenians) living on the high plateau of Armenia were their ancestors. Thus, civilization did not start in Mesopotamia or in any other part of the world, but in Armenia. The ancient Greek historians told us that the first to have worked with metals, iron, copper and bronze (Metallurgy) were the Armenians, often called Khaldi. The Anunnaki Ulema told us that the two oldest civilizations on Earth are Phoenicia and Armenia. By all means, Armenia is the cradle of our civilization, and one of the greatest empires of the ancient world.


Topics discussed in volume 1:
Mesopotamia’s Civilization Originated in Armenia.
Astonishing early inventions of the ancient Armenians.
Armenians as the descendants of the mighty Hyksos.
Armenia is older than history itself.
Time table of ancient Armenia and its relation to the time table of Assyria, Elam and Babylonia.
Brief chronology in relation to the Hyksos, Cilicia, Urartu and Mesopotamia.
Armenia today: Statistics/Facts.
Turkey-Armenia relations
Nagorno-Karabakh
U.S.-Armenian relations
Famous Armenians in:
Academia
Sciences
Media and movie industry
Entertainment
Actors
Music
Architects
Art
Business
Banking and finance
Families
Journalists
Fashion
Lawyers
Politicians
Religion
Sports
Writers
Armenian Hall of Fame
The Kingdom of Urartu
Historical outline
Urartian architecture: Towers, castles and fortresses.
Armenia’s fabulous gems.
Origin of the ancient Urartian Armenians
Where did the Urartians come from? Who are the Urartians?
The metal work art of Urartu
Time Table of the Kings of Urartu
The Cilician Kingdom.
Cilician art and architecture.
The Katchkars
Art, metaphysics and the healing powers of Armenian religious art.
The sacred stone carved crosses and holy ethnic art.
Katchkars and the tree of life.
The golden era of the Katchkars.
The destruction of the Katchkars by the Persians and the Seljuks.
The religious meaning of the Katchkars and related healing powers.
The blessed iron chandelier under the dome of Guyaneh Church.
Symbolism in the patterns and designs.
Religion and Armenian sacred arts.
 

Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities. Vol. 2 (Armenia: Cradle of Civilization)Volume II: Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities.

Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Civilization-Armenia-Pre-History-Present-ebook/dp/B004JU0WNM/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1298206256&sr=1-27

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Volume 2 from a set of 3 large volumes. This is a fabulous book, elegantly printed, large format (Size: 8.50” x 11”) containing hundreds upon hundreds of photos in color, and rare/vintage illustrations, sketches, maps and pictures. The author who is an internationally respected scholar and linguist, discusses all the aspects and facets of the history, culture and arts of Armenia from 7,000 B.C. to the present day, such as: Armenia archaic art, iconography, metallurgy, weaponry, architecture, invention, astronomy, art of war, religion, paintings, frescoes, calligraphy, dress-making, the Katchars, the Kingdom of Urartu, the Kingdom of Cilicia, and HOW THE ARMENIANS CREATED THE FIRST civilization on Earth, and brought it to Mesopotamia.

This volume contains:
Armenian dress-making
The trousseau as tradition and a status symbol
Fearing for their lives, Anatolian Christians had to dress like non-Armenians and non- Christians!.
Armenian women’s dresses (Moda) throughout the ages
The costumes of Armenian women
Did the Muslim Persians, Turks and Arabs influence women clothing style and the art of dress-making in Armenia, and Christian Asia Minor?
Women covering their faces with a veil long time before Islam entered Armenia and Christian countries
Chronology of Asia Minor/ Urartian dress-making
Women and men costumes and suits from the 9th century B.C. to the 20th century
Comparative analysis of the Armenian and ancient civilizations costumes and outfits
Babylonian kings
Upper class Babylonian men
Gallery of ancient civilizations fashion, costumes and outfits, vis a vis Armenian concepts
Apparel & accessories
The fragrance and scents
Ancient Armenians dress and costume style and its link to ancient civilizations, deities and mythological symbolism
Armenian art of ceramics, tiles and pottery
The magic of Kutahya
Armenian coinage
First Armenian coins
Coins of the Kings of Armenia
Armenian coinage from the 3rd century
Multiple denominations ranging from Tanks, Kardez, Poghs, double Trams, half trams to Takvorins
From the fall of the Artashesian dynasty to the first Armenian Republic
Classification of Armenian coinage per dynasty and kings reigns
Tigran I
Tigran II
Artavazd II
Artashes II
Tigran III
Tigran IV
Artavazd III
Tigran IV and Queen Erato
Artavazd IV
Tigran V
The Janyag art
Analogy and illustrated comparison between Armenian, Middle Eastern, European and South American styles
Irish style
Irish Guipere
Ukrainian style
Ancient Peruvian style
Palestinian style
Victorian style
American style
American Tatting
Azores style
Spanish Paraguayan style
Irish tambour embroidery style
The making of the Armenian lace
Armenian iconography and illuminated manuscripts
The creation of the Armenian Alphabet
Icons in illuminated manuscripts from the 4th century- 7th century. The classical period
Icons in illuminated manuscripts from the 9th-11th centuries. The Bagratid period
The 12th century – 14th century constitute the Zak’arid period.
Toros Roslin’s period…
Symbolism in Armenian iconography
Styles and genres of the early Armenian icons and religious manuscripts painting
Visiting the early times of Armenian art
Styles and genres of early Armenian religious manuscripts painting
The Gospel as the principal source of historical information
Gospel, 14th & 15th centuries
Contradictory religious and artistic representation of religious themes
Psychological analysis of symbolism in the art of manuscripts painting
Cilician style
Byzantine, Persian, Russian and European influences
Entering the 13th century with Toros Roslin
Entering the 14th century and the end of a golden era
Symbolism in Armenian iconography
Why do we see pagan signs, bestial symbols, animals and plants in Armenian religious iconography?.
Animal symbolism and religious interpretation by the Early Armenian Church…
From the early icons era to the pre-modern art period
Hakop Hovnatanian
Ivan Aivazovsky


ARMENIAS FRESCOES FROM URARTU AND CILICIA TO THE 21st CENTURY. (CIVILIZATION AND ARTS OF ARMENIA FROM PRE-HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY)Volume III: ARMENIA'S FRESCOES FROM URARTU AND CILICIA TO THE 21st CENTURY. (CIVILIZATION AND ARTS OF ARMENIA FROM PRE-HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY)

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This is volume 3 of the series “Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day”, written by a scholar, historian and a world authority on the culture, arts and civilizations of the ancient world. Check out the de luxe paperback edition on glossy heavy stock at the author's website and www.lulu.com. This tome is a glorious book echoing the beauty and majesty of Armenia’s fabulous frescoes, mosaics and wall paintings from the early days of the Kingdom of Urartu and the Kingdom of Cilicia to the present day: 7,000 years of art treasures from Armenia, mother and cradle of civilization.
Breathtaking photos and pictures in color. Some photographs are stretched over 2 full page (11 inches by 17 inches). A fascinating presentation of the unmatched Armenia’s ancient, medieval and modern art treasures, with historical observance of mighty empires which ruled Armenia but never altered the Armenian national identity.
This volume includes:
Part I: Armenia’s Early Frescoes
• The Urartu era: At one time in history, Urartu was an invincible kingdom. It was founded in the region of Lake Van on the plateau of Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) by King Sarduri I. Tushpa became the capital city of the kingdom of Urartu. Many foreign monarchs tried to capture the city but failed, and one of them was the legendary Assyrian King Shalmaneser IV (783-773). The great Argishti (circa 784-756 B.C.) destroyed the Assyrian invaders. Tushpa was too strong for Shalmaneser IV, and he retreated.
• Erebuni frescoes and wall-paintings
• Ancient Greco-Armenian frescoes and mosaic
• Garni Temple: 3rd century to 2nd century A.D., frescoes depicting mythological personages, goddesses and pagan pantheon figures
Part II: The Christian Era; Armenia’s Religious Frescoes
• Armenia’s early Christian frescoes and figurative arts
• Lack of interest on the part of world art communities
• Frescoes of medieval Armenia
• Early Armenian frescoes were informative and educational, because the early Armenian Church use them as a visual teaching tool.
• In ancient times, frescoes and mosaic were a symbol of wealth and power
• Chronology and historical perspective of early Christian frescoes
• The 6th century and 7th century frescoes and murals
• Between 921 and 930 A.D.
• Between 1,220 and 1,236 A.D.
• Armenian monasteries to shelter and protect frescoes artists…
• Under the Seljuks and Mongols
• In the 14th century
• Arrival of the Crusaders
• Frescoes from the Theodosia era to the 18th century
• The new colony Theodosia
• Brief synopsis of St. Theodosia historical passages
• In the 17th century and the 18th century
• Influence of the Hovnatanian family
Part III: Armenia’s Modern and Contemporary Frescoes and Murals
• Grigor Khanjyan
• Minas Avedissian
• Armenian culture and history on a modern Armenian mural on the street in Little Armenia
• Daniel Varoujan murals
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Arts of the Ancient World

Description, Translation, and Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Anunnaki and Phoenician Cylinder Seals, Slabs, Inscriptions, ... of Mesopotamia and ancient civilizations)Description, Translation, and Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Anunnaki and Phoenician Cylinder Seals, Slabs, Inscriptions, Statues, Tablets and Symbols. 9th Edition. Fully Indexed. Volume I


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Illustrated History of the Civilizations, Religions, Folklore, and Myths of the Middle East, Near East, and Asia Minor.
It was said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” True, very true! But what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East.
In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. And in many instances, no pertaining inscriptions or texts were ever provided to explain what the statues, figurines, slabs and tablets represent.To fully understand the scriptures, texts, epics and literature of Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria, Chaldea, Phoenicia, Ugarit, and the Anunnaki, one must become familiar with the meaning (Hidden or revealed) of the inscriptions, the symbolism camouflaged in intricate details, and the religious-artistic-philosophical nuances of the art of the era.
This requires authentic description, translation and explanation of:

• Ancient symbols
• Archeological finds
• Maps
• Seals and Slabs
• Cuneiform inscriptions and writings
• Statues and figurines
• Carving/Illustrations/Drawings
• Familiarity with historical sites, ruins, and cities
• Linguistic analogies
• Etc…
This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and above all to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument.
The author included, translated and explained Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylon, Akkad, Assyria, Phoenicia most important:
Symbols
Archeological sites, ruins, and cities
Ziggurat
Maps
Seals
Slabs
Cuneiform Inscriptions
Statues
Figurine
Obelisks
Stone Carving
Illustrations
Drawings
Plaques
Monuments
Temples
Mysteries and related subjects

Description, Translation, and Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Anunnaki and Phoenician Cylinder Seals, Slabs, Inscriptions, ... the Middle East, Near East, and Asia Minor.)Description, Translation, and Explanation of Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Ugaritic, Anunnaki and Phoenician Cylinder Seals, Slabs, Inscriptions, Statues, Tablets and Symbols. 9th Edition. Fully Indexed. Volume II

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Books on the artwork and paintings of Maximillien de Lafayette (Neo-Cubism)

Maximillien de Lafayette: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Large edition in full color.

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De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on.

 

 

 

 

Maximillien de Lafayette, Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 2. 3rd Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette Cubism)Maximillien de Lafayette, Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 2. 3rd Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette Cubism)

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Maximillien De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation. . ."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on.

 

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Maximillien de Lafayette Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 1. 6th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayette Neo Cubism Painting)Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings and Passages from His Life. Vol. 1. 2nd EditionMaximillien de Lafayette Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 1. 6th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayette Neo Cubism Painting)

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6th Edition. Volume 1 of a series of 2 volumes: The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on. A magnificent selection from his work during the early seventies and eighties. A rare opportunity that provides a general outlook at his pioneering Neo-Cubism movement in Europe. “Unfortunately, this genius, and master of colors did not pursue a most promising career”, said Italy’s great Severini. The book is lovely, elegantly printed and produced with meticulous attention to his early work, blended with unusual visions, and a fascinating exploration of the esoteric, yet ultra modern conception/design of the contemporary French-Italian school of abstract-neo cubism. Do not miss this book! It is a rare opportunity to witness Lafayette’s genius and multiple dimensions.
 

Maximillien de Lafayette Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 2. 6th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayette Neo Cubism-1961-1980)Maximillien de Lafayette Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 2. 6th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayette Neo Cubism-1961-1980)

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6th Edition. Volume 2 of a series of 2 volumes: The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on. A magnificent selection from his work during the early seventies and eighties. A rare opportunity that provides a general outlook at his pioneering Neo-Cubism movement in Europe. “Unfortunately, this genius, and master of colors did not pursue a most promising career”, said Italy’s great Severini. The book is lovely, elegantly printed and produced with meticulous attention to his early work, blended with unusual visions, and a fascinating exploration of the esoteric, yet ultra modern conception/design of the contemporary French-Italian school of abstract-neo cubism. Do not miss this book! It is a rare opportunity to witness Lafayette’s genius and multiple dimensions. Maximillien De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980.
 

Maximillien de Lafayette. The Best of his Paintings, Posters & Lithographs. Progressive neo cubism (1963-1979)Maximillien de Lafayette. The Best of his Paintings, Posters & Lithographs. Progressive neo cubism (1963-1979)

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In 1973, Dr. John Chen wrote about Maximillien de Lafayette: “He took his colors from unspoiled nature, forgotten places and temples, folkloric tales, mystical metaphysical dimensions, and from within…up to a certain level. Because, in his black and white series, the student and connoisseur of abstract art would easily recognize the paramount influence of Italian Ultra Modern Abstract art, the Romana geometrical school and in many instances, the progressive New York school of Minimalism. The Black and White ensemble and composition were influenced by the “Mystique” and “Spiritualism”, as well as by the contemporary style of Italian architecture and “industrialism” of the post Cubism era. His teacher Gino Severini was his major and original source of influence that defined forever the style, concept and message of his Neo Cubism and Progressive Cubism “genre”.
Maximillien’s vivid and vibrant colors reflect his intense way of life, quest for the unconventional and love for adventure and the risqué. Whether he paints in black and white or in colors, his message is clear; The Form, the Composition and the equilibrium of a projected idea or a feeling on a canvas must be intellectually, intelligently and emotionally free, unconditional, non-traditional and above all, straight from within and from a “parallel world”.
During his apprenticeship he was asked, trained and taught how to “break one color into thirty different shades and tones” and foremost how to create his own palette from “unrevealed sources”, meaning finding THE colors not in the tube but, in and from his mind and heart. He confessed to me once, that while working on a painting, he never cleaned his brush (or brushes) and his palette. He did not want to miss the last drip of paint color that was left or hidden in the brush, because it was there… the “undiscovered, the ultimate, the parallel and the most spiritually sensitive color nuances…He said “ Never clean your brushes until there is no more feelings or warmth in your hands”. He added “The best part of an old good red French wine bottle is the last few drops in an empty glass.” This tome is very special because Maximillien de Lafayette collaborated with the authors, who very carefully selected a wide range of work he completed between 1963 and 1979. Unfortunately, she stopped painting for reasons we already know. It is an intense but refreshing book, rich in colors and unique in artistic compositions.
 

MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE, PIONEER OF THE NEO PROGRESSIVE CUBISM. His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 1. 6th Edition (Maximillien de ... in Bloack and White. Paris-Rome Period)MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE, PIONEER OF THE NEO PROGRESSIVE CUBISM. His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 1. 6th Edition ( Paris-Rome Period)

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6th Edition. Volume 1 of the series: Maximillien de Lafayette in Black and White Maximillien de Lafayette’s black and white paintings, posters and lithographs are out of this world. The multiple layers of his black and white shades transform his palette into a magical world. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO said, “Lafayette is one of the greatest visionary artists of the seventies.” Lafayette did not pursue his career as an artist, despite his global success in the early seventies. He rebelled against the art institutions, and specifically museums curators, for he thought that art is no longer an expression of the mind and the soul, but a business ticket in the hand of curators, agents and manipulators. So he quit. In this book, we rediscover him as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. This book retraces the magic and beauty of his black and white paintings. Do not miss this book! It is a rare opportunity to witness Lafayette’s genius and multiple dimensions.
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Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings, Prints and Lithographs in Black and White. Volume 2. 5th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayettes Paintings in Black and White. )Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings, Prints and Lithographs in Black and White. Volume 2. 5th Edition. (Maximillien de Lafayette's Paintings in Black and White. )

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Volume 2 from a set of 3 volumes. Series: Maximillien de Lafayette’s Paintings in Black and White. Maximillien de Lafayette’s paintings, illustrations, lithographs and posters in black and white. A magnificent selection from his work during the early seventies and eighties. A rare opportunity that provides a general outlook at his pioneering Neo-Cubism movement in Europe. “Unfortunately, this genius, and master of colors did not pursue a most promising career”, said Italy’s great Severini. The book is lovely, elegantly printed and produced with meticulous attention to his early work, blended with unusual visions, and a fascinating exploration of the esoteric, yet ultra modern conception/design of the contemporary French-Italian school of abstract-neo cubism.

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MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE, PIONEER OF THE NEO PROGRESSIVE CUBISM. His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 1. 5th Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette in Black and White )MAXIMILLIEN DE LAFAYETTE, PIONEER OF THE NEO PROGRESSIVE CUBISM. His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 1. 5th Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette in Black and White )

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Volume 1 of the series: Maximillien de Lafayette in Black and White Maximillien de Lafayette’s black and white paintings, posters and lithographs are out of this world. The multiple layers of his black and white shades transform his palette into a magical world. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO said, “Lafayette is one of the greatest visionary artists of the seventies.” Lafayette did not pursue his career as an artist, despite his global success in the early seventies. He rebelled against the art institutions, and specifically museums curators, for he thought that art is no longer an expression of the mind and the soul, but a business ticket in the hand of curators, agents and manipulators. So he quit. In this book, we rediscover him as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. This book retraces the magic and beauty of his black and white paintings. Do not miss this book! It is a rare opportunity to witness Lafayette’s genius and multiple dimensions.

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Maximillien de Lafayettes Posters and Lithographs:His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 3. (Maximillien de Lafayette in black and white)Maximillien de Lafayette's Posters and Lithographs: His Paintings and Compositions in Black and White. Book 3. (Maximillien de Lafayette in black and white)

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Volume 3 of the series: Maximillien de Lafayette in Black and White. A delightful selection of his pioneering work; paintings, illustrations, lithographs and posters in black and white, from the archives of Jean-Marie Grenadier, and Salon de L’Art Moderne. A magnificent choice from his work during the early seventies and eighties.
A rare opportunity that provides a general outlook at his Neo-Cubism movement in Europe. “Unfortunately, this genius, and master of colors did not pursue a most promising career”, said Italy’s great Severini.
The book is lovely, elegantly printed and produced with meticulous attention to his early work, blended with unusual visions, and a fascinating exploration of the esoteric, yet ultra modern conception/design of the contemporary French-Italian school of abstract-neo cubism.
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Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings, Prints and Lithographs in Black and White.Vol. 2. 4th Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette's Progressive Neo-Cubism)Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings, Prints and Lithographs in Black and White. Vol. 2. 4th Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette's Progressive Neo-Cubism)

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Maximillien de Lafayette’s paintings, illustrations, lithographs and posters in black and white. A magnificent selection from his work during the early seventies and eighties. A rare opportunity that provides a general outlook at his pioneering Neo-Cubism movement in Europe. “Unfortunately, this genius, and master of colors did not pursue a most promising career”, said Italy’s great Severini. The book is lovely, elegantly printed and produced with meticulous attention to his early work, blended with unusual visions, and a fascinating exploration of the esoteric, yet ultra modern conception/design of the contemporary French-Italian school of abstract-neo cubism perspective.

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Maximillien de Lafayette’s black and white paintings, posters and lithographs are out of this world. The multiple layers of his black and white shades transform his palette into a magical world. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO said, “Lafayette is one of the greatest visionary artists of the seventies.” Lafayette did not pursue his career as an artist, despite his global success in the early seventies. He rebelled against the art institutions, and specifically museums curators, for he thought that art is no longer an expression of the mind and the soul, but a business ticket in the hand of curators, agents and manipulators. So he quit. In this book, we rediscover him as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. This book retraces the magic and beauty of his black and white paintings. Do not miss this book! It is a rare opportunity to witness Lafayette’s genius and multiple dimensions.

 

 

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Maximillien de Lafayettes Neo Progressive Cubism: Paintings, Life and Visions. 2nd Edition (Large Format)Maximillien de Lafayette's Neo Progressive Cubism: Paintings, Life and Visions. 2nd Edition (Large Format)

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A huge book of 716 pages, large format (9 inches by 11 inches) containing approx. 470 paintings, illustrations, drawings and lithographs in color and in black and white (Original/Paperback Edition), from various periods, representing the stunning beauty and pioneering work of Maximillien de Lafayette (De La Croix), founder of the Progressive Neo Cubism movement in Europe in the early seventies. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO, and former member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980, said: "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."
Beautifully presented in breathtaking colors, and elegantly printed in a most unique way. A true collectors’ item. You will treasure it for years to come.

Maximillien de Lafayette’s Neo Progressive Cubism: Paintings, Life and Visions (In Color)

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A huge book of 397 pages, large format (9 inches by 11 inches) containing approx. 470 paintings, illustrations, drawings and lithographs in color and in black and white, from various periods, representing the stunning beauty and pioneering work of Maximillien de Lafayette (De La Croix), founder of the Progressive Neo Cubism movement in Europe in the early seventies. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO, and former member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980, said: "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..." Beautifully presented in breathtaking colors, and elegantly printed in a most unique way. A true collectors’ item. You will treasure it for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximillien de Lafayettes  De La Croix Paintings, Posters & Lithographs: Progressive Neo Cubism. 3rd Edition. (De Lafayette Neo Cubism)Maximillien de Lafayette De La Croix Paintings, Posters & Lithographs: Progressive Neo Cubism. 3rd Edition. (De Lafayette Neo Cubism)

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This very rare art book is designed as a Prints collection of Posters and Lithographs published one by one on separate sheets suitable for framing. So each page is actually a beautiful poster by itself, ready to cut and frame. You will have a stunning art display on your walls. Exquisite colors, breath-taking paintings of a rare beauty. The authors searched the globe to find these treasures; all produced by the legendary Maximillien de Lafayette (De La Croix) the original creator of the European Progressive Neo Cubism in the late sixties/early seventies. The artist's contribution to this collectors' item book adds an extra dimension of veracity, importance, and value to the contents of the book, and the choice of his masterpieces. You will treasure this book for years to come. A true artistic gem.

 

 

Maximillien de Lafayette’s Neo Progressive Cubism: Paintings, Life and Visions. 3rd Edition (716 Pages)

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A huge book of 716 pages, large format (9 inches by 11 inches) containing approx. 470 paintings, illustrations, drawings and lithographs in black and white from various periods, representing the stunning beauty and pioneering work of Maximillien de Lafayette (De La Croix), founder of the Progressive Neo Cubism movement in Europe in the early seventies. Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO, and former member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980, said: "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..." Beautifully presented in breathtaking colors, and elegantly printed in a most unique way. A true collectors’ item. You will treasure it for years to come.

 

 

 

Maximillien de Lafayette, Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 1. 3rd Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette Cubisme)Maximillien de Lafayette, Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism: His Paintings and Passages from His Life. Volume 1. 3rd Edition (Maximillien de Lafayette Cubisme) New Edition

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Maximillien De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation. . ."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on.


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Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings and Passages from His Life: Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism. Volume1Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings and Passages from His Life: Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism. Volume1 [Paperback]

http://www.amazon.com/Maximillien-Lafayette-Paintings-Passages-Progressive/dp/1440436312/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276667210&sr=1-5 "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on. Louise de Chambertin said, "Fortunately and after 2 years of hard labor, I found Solange Berthier, Theodore Marlins, Jean Marie Grenadier and Robyn Horrowitz who, thirty years ago, were either the art agents of this genius and crazy artist, or close friends, who tried to make his art known to the public. With the help of ancient friends and pals, I began to reconstruct some episodes of his artistic life and contact art collectors who have acquired some of his paintings around the globe. Although, there are many websites about his art, his name today does not shine on the plateau of modern art, and to a great decree, Maximillien was responsible for this. Today, if you ask 9 out of 10 persons, who is Maximillien the artist, they will tell you, "Maximillien, Who? But the remaining 1 of 10 would quickly rush to ask you, "Where is he? What did happen to him?" or probably they would say, "He is terrific...why did he stop painting?" And we have talked about this in the present book, and fantastic episodes from his life, never revealed before. His career as a painter was relatively short. The artist, himself, tragically ended his glorious success, when he was on his way to reach a global fame. (SOLD OUT)

Volume 2 (Final Part). "De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on. Louise de Chambertin said, "Fortunately and after 2 years of hard labor, I found Solange Berthier, Theodore Marlins, Jean Marie Grenadier and Robyn Horrowitz who, thirty years ago, were either the art agents of this genius and crazy artist, or close friends, who tried to make his art known to the public. With the help of ancient friends and pals, I began to reconstruct some episodes of his artistic life and contact art collectors who have acquired some of his paintings around the globe. Although, there are many websites about his art, his name today does not shine on the plateau of modern art, and to a great decree, Maximillien was responsible for this. Today, if you ask 9 out of 10 persons, who is Maximillien the artist, they will tell you, "Maximillien, Who? But the remaining 1 of 10 would quickly rush to ask you, "Where is he? What did happen to him?" or probably they would say, "He is terrific...why did he stop painting?" And we have talked about this in the present book, and fantastic episodes from his life, never revealed before. His career as a painter was relatively short. The artist, himself, tragically ended his glorious success, when he was on his way to reach a global fame. (SOLD OUT)

 

Maximillien de Lafayette: Paintings and Passages from His Life: Pioneer of the Neo Progressive Cubism. Volume1 by Marie-Louise de Chambertin, Simone Signoret, Dr. John Chen, and Solange Berthier (Paperback - Jan. 23, 2010) SOLD OUT

"De Lafayette was the last hurrah of the greatest Neo Cubism Pioneer of our generation..."-Dr. John Chen, Laureate of the United Nations/UNESCO. Former Member of The White House Presidential Committee-Convention on Information Service and Library Sciences. Washington, DC., USA, 1980. The book includes hundreds of original paintings and relevant commentaries. Elegantly produced with an astonishing selection of artwork from his pioneering movement PROGRESSIVE NEO CUBISM in the seventies. A book about the art of Maximillien, including episodes from his extraordinary life never told before. His life at the monastery, in the circus, in the Romano studio, his confrontations with major museums curators, so on. Louise de Chambertin said, "Fortunately and after 2 years of hard labor, I found Solange Berthier, Theodore Marlins, Jean Marie Grenadier and Robyn Horrowitz who, thirty years ago, were either the art agents of this genius and crazy artist, or close friends, who tried to make his art known to the public. With the help of ancient friends and pals, I began to reconstruct some episodes of his artistic life and contact art collectors who have acquired some of his paintings around the globe. Although, there are many websites about his art, his name today does not shine on the plateau of modern art, and to a great decree, Maximillien was responsible for this. Today, if you ask 9 out of 10 persons, who is Maximillien the artist, they will tell you, "Maximillien, Who? But the remaining 1 of 10 would quickly rush to ask you, "Where is he? What did happen to him?" or probably they would say, "He is terrific...why did he stop painting?" And we have talked about this in the present book, and fantastic episodes from his life, never revealed before. His career as a painter was relatively short. The artist, himself, tragically ended his glorious success, when he was on his way to reach a global fame. (SOLD OUT)

 

Maximillien de Lafayette's "De La Croix" Paintings, Posters & Lithographs: Progressive Neo Cubism by Maximillien De Lafayette, Genevieve Bresson, and Solange Berthier (Paperback - Jan. 24, 2010) SOLD OUT

This very rare art book is designed as a Prints collection of Posters and Lithographs published one by one on separate sheets suitable for framing. So each page is actually a beautiful poster by itself, ready to cut and frame. You will have a stunning art display on your walls. Exquisite colors, breath-taking paintings of a rare beauty. The authors searched the globe to find these treasures; all produced by the legendary Maximillien de Lafayette (De La Croix) the original creator of the European Progressive Neo Cubism in the late sixties/early seventies. The artist's contribution to this collectors' item book adds an extra dimension of veracity, importance, and value to the contents of the book, and the choice of his masterpieces. You will treasure this book for years to come. A true artistic gem. (SOLD OUT)