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Item Number: 114255
Title: Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Leon [A Review of 15 Years of contemporary architecture in Leon]
Author: Acosta, Esau (et al)
Price: $4.99 Original Price: $24.95
Record created on 06/23/2011
Description: Barcelona: Actar, 2011. 17cm., hardcover, 128pp., illus. English text. Publisher's summary : León, a nexus where urban and rural fabrics interweave, is the city of origin of paradigmatic examples of Spanish architecture committed to a con-temporary outlook. The first contemporary projects of the seventies served as exemplary architectural models for the development of the current mindset. The pioneers of León, Alejandro de la Sota, Javier Carvajal and Fray Coello de Portugal, paved the way for today's architects, such as Dominique Perrault, Mansilla and Tuñón, and the young architects from León who compiled this guide that points towards global solutions for relocated territories from a local perspective. This guide to architecture in León is both open and systematic, and documents the contributions made by architecture to the construction of the city. Fifteen years of architecture in León are recorded through the texts of Dominique Perrault, Moisés Puente, F. Javier Gutiérrez and the SIC studio, exploring distinct moments in space and time of the architecture of this region.
Item Number: 118686
Title: ROSALIA BANET : Vanity Fear [Especial Las Siamesas Golasas]
Author: Maggetto, Marco (et al)
Price: $3.75 Original Price: $37.50
Record created on 03/21/2012
Description: Murcia: La Conservera, 2009. 28cm., pbk., 85pp. illus., most in color. Spanish-English text.
Item Number: 149209
Title: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 1150-1350
Author: Barnwell, Paul S. (ed)
Price: $40.00 Original Price: $80.00
Record created on 06/25/2018
Description: Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 272pp., 64 color, 31 b&w illus.
Summary: This is the third in a chronological series of volumes based on weekend conferences at Rewley House in Oxford, concerning places of worship in Britain and Ireland from the late Roman period to the present. The period covered in this volume saw the rise of the great cathedrals, the spread of reformed monasticism (including nunneries), the coming of the friars and the spread of the parish system into every corner of Britain and Ireland. Architecturally, the emergence and spread of the Gothic style is of special significance, but as important was the evolution of church plans and form to accommodate new forms of worship driven by developments in theology and liturgy. The emphasis here is on the main types of institution and particularly those for which good physical evidence survives. Cathedrals, monasteries of several orders, nunneries, friaries and parish churches are all represented. The spread of Christian values throughout society and the creation of the universal church of the middle ages, binding Britain and Ireland to the whole of Christendom in a uniform culture, are also common themes. The 12 essays are by Philippa Turner (introduction and images), John Harper (on ritual and music), Richard Halsey (on cathedral extensions), Cathy Oakes (on the Benedictines), Glyn Coppack (on the Cistercians), Richard Oram (the Premonstratensians in Scotland), Deirdre O’Sullivan (friaries), Tracy Collins (Irish nunneries), P. S. Barnwell (English parish churches and the conclusion), and Richard Fawcett (on Scottish parish churches).
(Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 7)
Item Number: 146734
Title: Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London) : A View from Abroad
Author: Bas Martin, Nicolas (ed)
Price: $85.00 Original Price: $170.00
Record created on 09/14/2017
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 362pp. illus.
Contents: PART I: Books that "Speak": The Traces of Spain in the Catalogues of Parisian Booksellers of the Eighteenth Century - Introduction - 1.1. From manuscript to printed word: following the trail of Spanish books - 1.2. Books from Spain in eighteenth-century Paris - 1.3. A showcase for Spanish books: the bookshops of Paris 1.4. The Spanish literary canon from a Parisian point of view - 1.4.1. The "modern" writers of Spain's Golden Age - 1.4.2. "Old" Spanish authors of the eighteenth century - 1.5. How Spanish books reached Paris: the book circuits - 1.6. Conclusions. PART 2: The Spain of Alatriste: Spanish Books in Eighteenth-Century London 2.1. Spanish books that crossed the Channel - 2.2 Don Quixote in English (1738) - 2.3. Between the Strand and Grub Street: London's world of books - 2.4. The collecting of Spanish books in London: the bibliophiles - 2.5. The traces of Spanish books in London: the booksellers - 2.6. By way of conclusion - 3. Final conclusions. 4. Appendices - 4.1. List of Spanish books available in Parisian bookshops of the eighteenth century - 4.2. Catalogues of Parisian booksellers of eighteenth-century Paris - 4.3. London bookshops with stocks of Spanish books (fifteenth-eighteenth century) - 4.4. The formats of Spanish books in London bookshops - 4.5. Catalogues of London booksellers containing Spanish books - 5. Bibliography - 6. General Index.
(Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World, 64)
Item Number: 117896
Title: Pelle di donna : Identita e bellezza tr arte e scienza [Women and their Skin - Identity and Beauty in Art and Science]
Author: Bellasi, Pietro ; Martina Mazzotta
Price: $13.50 Original Price: $67.50
Record created on 02/13/2012
Description: Milano: Mazzotta, 2012. 24cm., pbk., 165pp. illus., most in color. Italian.English text. Exhibition held at Triennale di Milano. Includes: The Discovery of the Skin ; The Collection of the Wax Modeler Anna Morandi Manzolini ; Skin - Towards an Aesthetic Identity ; The Paradise of Hygiene and the Hell of Modesty ; The Tattooing of Women ; Touch - A Language of Love and Knowledge ; etc.
Item Number: 128937
Title: WILL BENEDICT : bonjour tourist
Price: $9.70 Original Price: $48.50
Record created on 01/11/2014
Description: Milano: Mousse Publishing, 2013. 27cm., pbk., 95pp. illus. Exhibition held at Gio Marconi, Milano. English text. Summary: The first artist book by Benedict, Bonjour Tourist is a demure compilation of the themes, the people, and the nuances dear to the LA-born artist. A conversation with Martin Guttmann—text messages exchanged over a five-month period—sheds some light on it all. For the past several years Will Benedict has been working professionally as a photographer, painter, and tourist. Bonjour Tourist is a series of works relying on various combinations of gouache paintings and cut-out studio portraits, mounted in customized aluminium and foamcore frames. Organized in distinct series, they fulfil the nominal categories of newscasters, postcards, flags, couples having dinner and nations peeking in through windows. Compared to the kind of aesthetic stimulation experienced while watching TV the works are like watching two, maybe three channels at the same time. In Benedict's works the buzzing clamor of things, places, foods and people are fossilized in lavishly painted waxed foamcore passepartout, freezing the sadness of the tourist and audience (the same thing) into an ever so slight hypomanic mixture of euphoria and irritability. Frozen along with everyone and everything in these passepartouts are paintings on canvas depicting a tits and penis nationalism that sells food at restaurants, plane ticket to exotic locals, walls or stamps.
Item Number: 149772
Title: The Roman Courtesan : Archaeological Reflections of a Literary Topos
Author: Berg, Ria ; Richard Neudecker (eds)
Record created on 01/21/2019
Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 248pp. illus.
Contents: Ria Berg, Introduction- Unveiling Roman courtesans || Thomas A.J. McGinn, Courtesans in the Roman legal sources || Alison Keith, Historical Roman courtesans || Antonio Varone, Pupa, puella, domina. Tracce di cortigiane nella documentazione pompeiana? || Sharon L. James, The life course of the Roman courtesan || Marja-Leena Hänninen, The image of a well-born lady as a prostitute. The cases of Clodia, Julia and Messalina || Pia Mustonen, Influential mistresses in the imperial dynasties of first-century Rome- Claudia Acte and Antonia Caenis || Irene Bragantini, Quadretti con coppie su klinai dalla Villa della Farnesina || Richard Neudecker, Beauties from a distant world. On portrait galleries of Hellenistic hetairai in several houses of Pompeii || Luciana Jacobelli, Pitture di banchetto con presenze femminili nelle case di Pompei- alcune considerazioni || Ville Hakanen, A perfect scenary for male courtesans? Ganymede in two Pompeian wall paintings || Anna Fidele - Donato Labate, Instrumentum con scene erotiche da tombe femminili di età romana || Ria Berg, Furnishing the courtesan's house. Material culture and elite prostitution in Pompeii || Siri Sande, Prostitutes and entertainers at Rome. Did they leave memories of themeselves?.
(Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae, 46)
Item Number: 104424
Title: BERNINI : All His Works from All Over the World
Author: Zanella, Andrea (ed)
Price: $1.35 Original Price: $13.50
Record created on 12/02/2009
Description: Roma: Palombi, 2007. 24cm., pbk., 80pp. illus., several in color. English text.
Item Number: 146623
Title: Rire en images à la Renaissance
Author: Bodart, Didier ; F. Alberti (eds)
Record created on 08/30/2017
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 552pp., 214 color, 76 b&w illus. Papers presented at a conference organized by Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art, Paris, 7-10 March 2012.
Contents: Daniel Ménager, Les plaisirs du rire dans la littérature de la Renaissance ; Francesca Alberti, Diane H. Bodart,Introduction ; Bert W. Meijer, Dessins grotesques et ridicules sur le support des peintures (XIV e-XVI e siècles) ; Valérie Boudier, Rire de la mauvaise humeur avec Bartolomeo Passerotti ; Diane H. Bodart, Pour une proto-histoire de la caricature politique ; Sandra Cheng, Ridiculous Portraits - comic ugliness and early modern caricature ; Francesco Porzio, Per il linguaggio del comico figurativo - il lessico metaforico delle "pitture ridicole" ; Michel Hochmann, 'Des bizarreries de chat et d'autres fantaisies' - le chat dans les tableaux comiques de la Renaissance ; Thomas Fusenig, Hans von Aachen, laughter and early Italian Genre Painting ; Philippe Morel, Rire avec les grotesques à la Renaissance ; Malcolm Jones, Facete and befitting pictures - humour in the prints and paintings of the English Renaissance, c.1550-c.1650 ; Paolo Procaccioli, Santa Nafissa. Per una tipologia della scrittura d'arte en comique ; Emmanuelle Hénin, Des peintures comiques malgré elles - à propos d'une distinction de Paleotti ; Patricia Simons, Dicks and stones - double-sided humour in a maiolica dish of 1536 ; Tommaso Mozzati, Ridere a bocca piena. La Compagnia del Paiuolo e le sculture di cibo ; Maurice Brock, Quelques enfants amusants dans la peinture religieuse de Lorenzo Lotto ; Angelica Tschachtli, Un sourire qui intrigue - les expressions faciales du buste funéraire de Leonardo Salutati par Mino da Fiesole ; Francesca Alberti, Ridente Redentore - le rire de l'Enfant-Jésus dans l'art italien de la Renaissance ; José Emilio Burucúa, Juegos de niños y conocimiento adulto en el Renacimiento europeo ; Dennis Geronimus, Northern Exposure - Pontormo, Dürer and the humor of the body ; Henri Keazor, Unexplained Laughter - The role of humor, wit and laughing in the painterly reform of the Carracci ; Elinor Myara Kelif, Traditions burlesque et populaire du mythe de l'âge d'or chez Pieter Bruegel et Bernard Salomon ; Nicola Suthor, Braccelli's Bizzarie - a distinctive form of Commedia dell'Arte ; Paul Barolsky, Smiles of delight and pleasures of play in Italian Renaissance art.
(The Body in Art)
Item Number: 139500
Title: The Prince as Poisoner. The trial of Sigismondo Chigi, Rome 1790
Author: Bressan, Dino ; Ronald T. Ridley
Price: $29.00 Original Price: $72.50
Record created on 01/04/2016
Description: Citta del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2015. 25cm., pbk., 370pp. English text
Contents: Prince Sigismondo Chigi ; The Rome of Pius VI ; The Processo ; The Fate of a Prince ; The Transcription of the Processo ; Dramatis Personae.
(Studi e Testi, 494)
Item Number: 142302
Title: Sicily and the Enlightenment: The World of Domenico Caracciolo, Thinker and Reformer
Author: Campbell, Angus
Price: $17.50 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 07/19/2016
Description: London: I.B. Tauris, 2016. 23cm., hardcover, 216pp.
Summary: Dominico Caracciolo was an important figure on the eighteenth-century European stage, holding high office as a diplomat in London, Turin and Paris, and as viceroy and prime minister in the Two Sicilies. He was an inveterate letter-writer and his huge correspondence, with his diplomatic despatches and other official writing, is a unique original source, providing a detailed and vivid picture of the eighteenth-century European elite with all its extravagance and scandalous behaviour but, even more importantly, it is an account of an Enlightenment struggle against the increasingly outdated clerical and feudal rule in Sicily. Caracciolo was an abrasive and combative official and politician and vigorous scion of the Enlightenment. In this book, Angus Campbell provides a detailed portrait of Caracciolo and of the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context in which he lived and worked. In doing so, he provides a unique vantage point on the European diplomatic culture of the eighteenth century.
Item Number: 116214
Title: My Biennale Guide Art 2011
Author: Canessa, Michela (et al)
Price: $1.00 Original Price: $9.98
Record created on 11/14/2011
Description: Venezia: Lightbox Publishing, 2011. 17cm., pbk., 197pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text.
Item Number: 102337
Title: Electric Imaging & the Visual Arts 'The Foremost European Electronic Imaging Events in the Visual Arts' : EVA 2009 Florence : Conference, Workshops, Meeting, Training & Exhibition, 28-30 April 2009
Author: Caffo, Rossella (et al)
Price: $3.88 Original Price: $38.75
Record created on 07/13/2009
Description: Bologna: Pitagora, 2009. 24cm., pbk., 171pp. illus. English text.
Item Number: 144070
Title: Saints, Miracles and the Image : Healing Saints and Miraculous Images in the Renaissance
Author: Cardarelli, Sandra ; Laura Fenelli (eds)
Record created on 12/20/2016
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 318pp., 87 color, 30 b&w illus.
Summary: Compelling new research on healing saints and miraculous images in the Renaissance. In recent years the study of miraculous images has experienced a substantial re-evaluation of their importance as powerful agents of divine intercession and assistance in Renaissance society. Nonetheless, aspects related to the genesis, devotional use and preferences of these images remain only broadly outlined and geographically constrained. In parallel with the great veneration for miracle-performing Marian and Christological imagery, other saintly figures became the objects of widespread devotion on account of their protective and curative powers, and the images of these saints became cult objects themselves. This volume fills a void in current art historical research and examines how miraculous images and the imagery of healing saints were crucial to the creation of individual, corporate and collective identities in Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples and other lesser researched Italian centres. The essays in this collection address aspects related to the development of hagiographies, iconographies, cult of relics, and devotion of healing saints. Moreover, it considers imagery related to miraculous events also in terms of material culture in the private and public domains. The images will therefore be studied both as aesthetic objects and as cult objects, in order to interrogate the often tense relationship between mechanical “vision” and cultural “visuality”. While dealing with specific curative, protective, and miraculous episodes related to the exposition of sacred images, this book unravels questions of patronage, authorship, agency, and tradition.
Item Number: 148267
Title: CIMABUE and the Franciscans
Author: Flora, Holly
Record created on 03/06/2018
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 287pp., 192 color illus.
Summary: Cimabue and the Franciscans sheds new light on the legendary artist Cimabue, revealing his sophisticated engagement with complicated intellectual and theological ideas about materials, memory, beauty, and experience. This book offers a fresh look at the broader question of artistic change in the late thirteenth century by examining the intersection of two histories: that of the artist Cimabue (ca. 1240-1302), and that of the Franciscan Order. While focused on the work of a single artist, this study sheds new light on the religious motives and artistic means that fueled the period’s visual and spiritual transformations. Flora’s study reveals that Cimabue was not just a crucial figure in processes of stylistic change. He and his Franciscan patrons engaged with complicated intellectual and theological ideas about materials, memory, beauty, and experience, creating innovative works of art that celebrated the Order and enabled new modes of Christian devotion. Cimabue’s contributions to the history of art thus can finally be recognized for their wide-ranging scope and impact within the rapidly-evolving religious culture of the late thirteenth century.
Contents: Part I: Transformations at Assisi. Chapter 1:New Light on Cimabue's White. Chapter 2: Sensory Engagement and Contemplative Transformation: The Assisi Transepts. Chapter 3: The Virgin Made Church: The Marian Apse and Evangelists' Vault at Assisi. Part II: Art, Memory and Experience. Chapter 4: Place and Memory: The Franciscan Maestà. Chapter 5: Word and Paint Made Flesh: Cimabue's Santa Croce Crucifix. Chapter 6: Pictures, Words, and the Imagination in Cimabue's Vita Christi. Epilogue: Last Transformations in Pisa.
(Renovatio Artium, 4)
Item Number: 149650
Title: Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular: The 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts
Author: Courch, Dale L. (ed)
Price: $22.50 Original Price: $30.00
Record created on 10/20/2018
Description: Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 216pp. illus.
Contents: This volume includes the following papers delivered at the 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, held Feb. 1–3, 2016: "The Story of Southern, in Pictures," by Robert M. Hicklin Jr.; "The Illusive Miss Cox: A Search for the Identity of a Clarke County Portrait," by Laura Pass Barry; "Woman in a Man’s World: Louise DuBose and the Battleship Georgia Silver," by Deborah Prosser; "Starrs and Stripes: Georgia Silver and Southern Filibusters," by Caroline G. Rainey; "John Abbot: Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist," by Beth Fowkes Tobin; "'Received . . . in a Most Friendly Manner': Moravians in Georgia," by Johanna Metzgar Brown; "Mary Jane Smithey’s Memorial Embroidery," by Kathleen Staples; "The Creolized Kitchen: Interpreting the Life of a Catawba Indian-Made Pan from Urban Charleston, 1800–1830," by Kelly Sharp; "A Masked Tradition: British Porcelain and Georgia Folk Pottery," by Joseph D. Litts; "Wedding Jug or Flower Vase: A Stoneware Vessel Explored," by Suzanne Findlen Hood; "Religion, Land, and Cultural Tradition: Johannes Spitler of the Shenandoah Valley, 1790–1809," by Elizabeth A. Davison; "'The Tree of Life, My Soul Hath Seen”: Painted Dower Chests in Walton County, Georgia," by Sumpter Priddy III; "Under Continental Influences: Current Research into the Long-Block Group of Georgia Furniture," by Dale L. Couch and Joseph D. Litts; as well as a foreword by museum director William Underwood Eiland and acknowledgments and a focus on a recent acqusition by Dale L. Couch, curator, Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative.
Item Number: 148752
Title: Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812-1820
Author: Crow, Thomas
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 208pp., 160 color illus.
Summary: As the French Empire collapsed between 1812 and 1815, artists throughout Europe were left uncertain and adrift. The final abdication of Emperor Napoleon, clearing the way for a restored monarchy, profoundly unsettled prevailing national, religious, and social boundaries. In Restoration, Thomas Crow combines a sweeping view of European art centers—Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, and Vienna—with a close-up look at pivotal and significant artists, including Antonio Canova, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Francisco Goya, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Thomas Lawrence, and forgotten but meteoric painters François-Joseph Navez and Antoine Jean-Baptiste Thomas. Whether directly or indirectly, all became linked in a new international network in which changing artistic priorities and possibilities emerged from the ruins of the old. Crow examines how artists of this period faced dramatic circumstances, from political condemnation and difficult diplomatic missions to a catastrophic episode of climate change. Navigating ever-changing pressures, they invented creative ways of incorporating critical events and significant individuals into fresh artistic works. Crow discusses, among many topics, David’s art and pedagogy during exile, Ingres’s drive to reconcile religious art with contemporary mentalities, the titled victors over Napoleon all sitting for portraits by Lawrence, and the campaign to restore art objects expropriated by the French from Italy, prefiguring the restitution controversies of our own time.
(The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 62)
Item Number: 108606
Title: Everybody Welcome, Everything Free : I Cavalieri di Colombo e Roma - 90 anni di amicizia. The Knights of Colombus and Rome - 90 Years of Friendship
Author: Cummings, Mary Lou et al (eds)
Price: $7.90 Original Price: $78.95
Record created on 07/06/2010
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2010. 22cm., pbk., 287pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text. Exhibition held at Musei in Comune, Musei Capitolini, Roma.
Item Number: 108591
Title: 1986-2010 : 25 anni di romaeuropa festival : Una generazione avanti
Author: d'Adamo, Ada (ed) ; Piero Tauro (photos)
Price: $6.25 Original Price: $62.50
Record created on 07/06/2010
Description: Milano: Electa, 2010. 26cm., pbk., 245pp. with numerous color photos. Italian-English text. Summary: Subdivided into various sections and accompanied by rich photographic content by Piero Tauro, the book looks back at the origins of the Festival through the memories of its founders. It reconstructs its history through some key themes, amongst others: dialog between different cultures, the role of the Foreign Academies in Rome, its rapport with the city, its history and venues, memory identity and modernity, research on the cutting edge, recognizing our roots and reflections about our own time, dialog between different generations, the masses and the cultured, how other people see us... - throwing light on the constant characteristics of the festival and highlighting the changes that have taken place over the years in terms of its planning, the choice of venues, the audience, and communication. Scholars, critics and experts from Italy and abroad, belonging to different generations, are asked to talk about Romaeuropa through the movies, theater, dance, the visual arts and music that the festival has offered the public in its 25-year-long life. The publication also describes how the Romaeuropa Festival has developed in the broader context of the European cultural stage, with articles that are intended to make us reflect on the contemporary scene, on the role of cultural institutions today and, in general, on the value of art in contemporary society. The book's gaze is, therefore, fixed on the present but also looks towards the future. As well as the Festival, it talks about the Romaeuropa Foundation's most recent projects, associated with the new technologies, and the Internet, demonstrating its ongoing curiosity about contemporary languages. The appendix to the book contains a list of the programs of the 25 Festivals: a useful archive to refer to and conserve.
Item Number: 105885
Title: Children of the Holy Land
Author: D'Urso, Doralisa (ed)
Price: $8.50 Original Price: $85.00
Record created on 02/15/2010
Description: Roma: Graffiti, 2005. 29 x 21cm., pbk., 143pp. mostly photos (Marco Baroncini et al).
Item Number: 104419
Title: L'attraction de l'espace au fond de l'inconnu pour trouver du nouveau!
Author: Dancer, Martine (ed)
Price: $5.25 Original Price: $52.50
Record created on 12/02/2009
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2009. 20cm., pbk., 303pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text. Exhibition held at Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole.
Item Number: 149267
Title: More Eighteenth-Century Neapolitan Staircases : Showpiece and Utility
Author: De Meyer, Dirk
Price: $19.99 Original Price: $49.95
Record created on 07/06/2018
Description: Gent: A&S Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 130pp. prof. illus. Engilsh text.
Summary: This book documents the development of the open staircase typology in Naples at the moment that it shifted from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace staircase towards the later palazzo or condominium staircase that was serving four, five or more levels of apartments. These staircases are considered "the star(s) of the palace composition in Naples". The book is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at Ghent University. It continues a first publication from 2017.
Contents: A typological make-over - Staircase design in eighteenth-century Napels, Dirk De Meyer ; Ferdinando Sanfelice - Palazzo Lauriano also called Capuano staircase, c. 1730 ; Ferdinando Sanfelice - Palazzo Palmarice staircase,1719 ; FerdinandoSanfelice (attrib.) - Double palazzo in via Salvator Rosa main courtyard staircase,c. 1730s ; Ferdinando Sanfelice (attrib.) - Double palazzo in via Salvator Rosa small courtyard staircase, c. 1730s ; Unknown architect (Ferdinando Sanfelice?) - Palazzo Persico staircase,mid-18th c. ; Unknown architect Palazzo in via Atri staircase, mid or late 18th c ; Unknown architect Palazzo in via Costantinopoli staircase,mid or late 18th c.
Item Number: 141958
Title: CRISTINA DE MIDDEL : Muchismo
Price: $9.00 Original Price: $45.00
Record created on 06/23/2016
Description: Madrid: La Fabrica, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 180pp., 120 illus. Exhibition catalogue. Spanish-English text.
Summary: In the work Muchismo, the photographer Cristina de Middel digs around in her studios and brings all of her images to light, exactly the way she has them stored, in colossal, gorgeous chaos, to show them in the exhibition of the same name to be held in June at the Teatro Fernán Gómez in Madrid. This is a sui generis display of her entire oeuvre, with neither a curator nor any apparent order, which seeks to question the art market and its rules.
Item Number: 133319
Title: JAN DIBBETTS : Un'altra fotografia
Author: Beccaria, Marcella
Price: $9.00 Original Price: $45.00
Record created on 11/07/2014
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2014. 27cm., hardcover, 120pp., 65 illus. Italian-English text. Exhibition held at Castello di Rivoli.
Item Number: 115414
Title: Il profilo del cielo : L'ampliamento e le installazioni site-specific del cimitero di Gubbio
Author: Dragoni, Andrea (ed)
Price: $9.00 Original Price: $45.00
Record created on 09/19/2011
Description: Milano: Skira, 2011. 21cm., pbk., 95pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text.
Item Number: 141888
Title: Making Heimat, Germany : Germany, Arrival Country
Author: Elser, Oliver (et al)
Price: $3.00 Original Price: $15.00
Record created on 06/19/2016
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2016. 23cm., pbk., 288pp., 200 color illus. English-German text.
Summary: The current refugee situation is the starting point for the exhibition in the German Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016. The theme of the pavilion is not only the status quo of overcrowded reception centers for refugees or the necessary ad hoc plans for new housing. What happens afterwards, so that the new arrivals remain in Germany legally, achieve immigrant status, and are integrated into German society? The book Arrival City by the Canadian journalist Doug Saunders has several surprising answers to this question at hand, with the result that he was taken on as a consultant for the German Pavilion. His demands, which he developed based on research conducted in more than twenty cities on five continents, can also be applied to the situation in the German cities of arrival. While some of Saunders’s theories draw a consensus, others are provocative.
(The Biennale di Venezia, 15th International Architecture Exhibition)
Item Number: 110155
Title: Fashion, Art and Renaissance : Racconti Fotografici a Sabbioneta
Author: Falbo, Isabella ; Ferruccio Giromini (eds)
Price: $5.79 Original Price: $28.95
Record created on 11/02/2010
Description: Mantova: Sometti, 2010. 21cm., pbk., 93pp. illus., many in color. Italian text. Exhibition of contemporary fashion held at Galleria degli Antichi, Mantova. (Collana Ermes, 2)
Item Number: 55933
Title: Orti antichi: Dieci Palazzi nel Cuore di Milano : Uno sviluppo Europa risorse. A Development by Europa Risorse
Author: Fantasia, Maria Elena, Giovanni Tavano (eds)
Price: $10.50 Original Price: $105.00
Record created on 04/14/2008
Description: Pescara: Carsa, 2007. 32cm., pbk., slipcase, 131pp. with numerous color photos. Italian-English text.
Item Number: 117137
Title: LASZLO FEHER
Author: Hegyi, Lorand
Price: $7.00 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 01/04/2012
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2012. 20cm., pbk., 136pp., 50 color plates. French-English-Italian text. Exhibition held at Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne.
Item Number: 54141
Title: Secuencias 76/06 : Arte contemporaneo en las colecciones publicas de Extremadura. Sequences 76/06 : Contemporary Art in Public Collections in Extremadura
Author: Fernandez-Cid, Miguel (ed)
Price: $12.50 Original Price: $125.00
Record created on 12/03/2007
Description: Extremadura: Junta de Extremadura, Consejeria de Cultura, 2007. 30cm., pbk., 573pp. illus., most in color (Tapies, Canogar, Sarmento et al). Spanish-English text. Exhibition catalogue.
Item Number: 149403
Title: The McCarthy Collection Vol I: Italian and Byzantine Miniatures
Author: Freuler, Gaudenz
Record created on 08/08/2018
Description: London: Holberton, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 304pp., 250 color plates.
Summary: This handsomely produced publication is the first of a two volume set exploring an outstanding collection of leaves and miniatures from medieval manuscripts. Brimming with beautiful illustrations, this welcome contribution to medieval scholarship covers a period from the late 9th to the late 15th centuries and incorporates new discoveries in this still growing field.
The turbulent times when Napoleon’s troops were sweeping over Europe under the banner of secularization, seeking to suppress ecclesiastical influence within the sphere of political power, had disastrous consequences especially for ecclesiastical libraries, which were broken up and looted. The Italian religious houses had their cultural treasures destroyed or moved out of context and spread all over the world to satisfy a growing market for medieval art. These fatal years (1796–99) coincide with a major interest in early Italian painting, when French and English connoisseurs joined their Italian colleagues in a systematic study of early Italian art, producing fundamental studies on the subject.
Essentially the deplorable practice of breaking up manuscripts and liturgical books was not all that different from the inglorious process of dismembering giant medieval altarpieces, whose single pieces were made available to a growing market and, consequently, dispersed among different collections. Thus, in the present day, one of the major tasks of the art historian is the attempt to reassemble these fragments and present them in virtual reconstructions, reconstituting their original context. By doing this, scholars create the foundation for any further art-historical analysis of a work of art. This task is one of the important objectives in cataloguing the present collection.
The miniatures and single leaves in the McCarthy collection, which has been formed in the past two or three decades – between 1990 and today – are manifestly the fruit of the destructive, but at the same time a conservational effort. Even though assembled in relatively recent years, the McCarthy collection stands in line with many similar anthologies of miniature in private or public hands. However, by contrast to other similar collections, the McCarthy collection has not limited its focus just on one school of European illumination, the Italian centres of illumination, but aims to present a vast panorama of this sophisticated art, which, to use Dante’s words, was called ‘illumination’ (‘... quell arte ch’alluminar chiamata è in Parisi’; Purgatorio, XI, 79–80). The present volume is dedicated to the holdings of single leaves and miniatures from medieval Italian manuscripts, which cover a period from the late 9th to the late 15th centuries, and are enriched by a few Byzantine items, appropriately included here and discussed by Georgi Parpulov. The focus on late 13th- and early 14th-century illumination in the collection demonstrates McCarthy’s predilection for the medieval and early Gothic world, which also becomes apparent in his holdings of French and German illumination, to be discussed by Peter Kidd in volume II, to be announced shortly.
Item Number: 148523
Title: THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH : The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters
Author: Belsey, Hugh
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2018. 2 vols. 29cm., hardcover, slipcase, 1100pp., 1300 illus.
Summary: Scholars and enthusiasts alike will revel in this ambitious two-volume catalogue raisonné of Thomas Gainsborough’s portraits and copies of Old Master works. The catalogue contains approximately 1,100 paintings, including nearly 200 works newly attributed to the British master, as well as updated information about his subjects and specially commissioned photography. Each portrait entry includes the biography of the sitter—including several newly identified—the painting’s provenance, and exhibitions in which each work was shown. Gainsborough’s copies after Old Masters, painted in admiration and used to assimilate their style of painting into his own work, are documented here as well. Research includes in-depth analysis of newspaper archives and other printed material to establish the date of a painting’s production, chart the development of the artist’s style, and assess the impression the work made within the context of its time.
Item Number: 149224
Title: La Salvazione Umana : Il ciclo della Chiesa Nuova in cerca di un mecenate. Human Redemption : The cycle in the Chiesa Nuova in search of a patron
Author: Ghia, Giulia Silvia (ed)
Price: $45.50 Original Price: $65.00
Record created on 06/26/2018
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 158pp. with numerous color plates (Baldi, Ghezzi, Seiter, Reni, Barocci et al). Italian-English text.
Summary: The majestic cycle of fifteen canvases completing the decoration of Santa Maria in Vallicella was unveiled just prior to the 1700 Jubilee. This church is now owned by the Fondo Edifici di Culto, which safeguards, conserves and promotes more than 820 religious structures across Italy. Lining the path toward St Peter's Basilica, its paintings continue to present the world with the precious message of Human Redemption. This book retraces the history, importance and exceptional beauty of this largely unknown cycle. More importantly it brings attention to the need for its restoration that, now as 320 years ago, requires the support of one or more patrons, inspired by a passion for this story.
Contents: The cycle of Human Redemption - a comprehensive overview ; The Chiesa Nuova before the 1675 Jubilee ; The decoration of the Chiesa Nuova during the last quarter of the seventeenth century ; A study of the use of materials, methods of realization and requirements for the restoration of the cycle of Human Redemption.
Item Number: 123867
Title: EULALIA GRAU : mai no he pintat angles daurats
Author: Grandas, Teresa ; Bartomeu Mari (eds)
Price: $13.90 Original Price: $69.50
Record created on 02/22/2013
Description: Barcelona: MACBA, 2013. 24cm., pbk., 199pp. illus., several in color. Multi-lingual text. Exhibition catalogue. Summary: "I take elements from the world, I remove them from their usual context and put them back together according to other orders, so that, thanks to a new and unusual relation of contrast, similarity or assumption, I re-examine that which we call reality." This is how Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa, 1946), one of the most vociferous voices of protest of her generation, defined her work in the 1970s. Her photomontages, which include images taken from the media, denounce the institutions of education and family, gender stereotypes, class differences, worker exploitation and the structures on which power is founded. The catalogue reproduces a selection of works on which an article by Teresa Grandas, curator of the exhibition, provides a comprehensive commentary.
Item Number: 149245
Title: City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts : Depictions of Rhetoric and Rule in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Gregg, Ryan E
Record created on 07/02/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 418pp., 259 color illus.
Summary: In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts, Ryan E. Gregg relates how Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Duke Cosimo I of Tuscany employed city view artists such as Anton van den Wyngaerde and Giovanni Stradano to aid in constructing authority. These artists produced a specific style of city view that shared affinity with Renaissance historiographic practice in its use of optical evidence and rhetorical techniques. History has tended to see city views as accurate recordings of built environments. Bringing together ancient and Renaissance texts, archival material, and fieldwork in the depicted locations, Gregg demonstrates that a close-knit school of city view artists instead manipulated settings to help persuade audiences of the truthfulness of their patrons’ official narratives.
Contents: Witnessing Sovereignty: Anton van den Wyngaerde's City Views as Habsburg Courtly Propaganda - The Archival Material: Their Evidentiary Problems and Indications - Eyewitness to History: The Habsburg Use of City Views - Genoa: City View as History and as Impresa - Cantecroy, Mechelen, and the English Palaces: Claims of Dominion - Brussels and Utrecht: Demonstrations of Sovereignty - The Italian Views: Van den Wyngaerde in the Imperial Train - Ancona and Lyon. The Antwerp School of City Views - Fertile Foundations - The Catalyst: Charles V's Entry into Rome - Technique, Style, and Viewing Experiences - Coalition - Contemporary Recognition. Vasari, Historiography, and the Rhetoric of City Views - History, Truthfulness, and Setting - The Tropes of Enargeia: Sieges, Ships, and City Views - Viewing City Towers: Vision, Cognition, and Simulacra - Nature or Artifice? The Mannerism of Antwerp School City Views - City Views as Analogy for Judgment - Enargeia and Eyewitnessing in Vasari's Historiographic Practice - Vasari's Description of City View Methodology: a Verbal Artist Figure - Borghini's New Historiography and the City Views. Defining Ducal Dominion: Giovanni Stradano's City Views in the Apartment of Leo X - The Room of Giovanni delle Bande Nere - The Room of Clement VII - The Room of Cosimo I. Coda: Heirs to Dominion - Heirs to Patronage.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 294/35)
Item Number: 131316
Title: Museums on the Map. 1995-2012
Author: Guerzoni, Guido
Price: $7.00 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 06/15/2014
Description: Torino: Allemandi, Fondazione di Venezia, 2014. 24cm., pbk., 318pp. illus., most in color. English texts, including: Designing Museums in the 21st Century - A Matter of Responsibility ; Cultural Buildings as a Resource or How to Design a Museum ; Museums in the Survey (catalogue) ; etc.
Item Number: 146886
Title: Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection
Author: Hyde, Melissa ; Mary D. Sheriff ; Alvin L. Clark, Jr
Record created on 10/02/2017
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Description: Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 208pp., 145 illus., most in color.
Summary: Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is primarily an exhibition of drawings, but will include pastels, paintings and sculptures selected from one of the world’s best private collections of French drawings. The exhibition will feature more than 150 works by many of the most prominent artists of the eighteenth and early nineteenth-century, including Antoine Watteau, Nicolas Lancret, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as well as lesser-known artists both male and female, such as Anne Vallayer-Coster, Gabrielle Capet, François-André Vincent, Philibert-Louis Debucourt. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies, to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the works included in the exhibition vary in terms of style, genre and period.
Becoming a Woman will be organized into thematic sections that address some of the most important and defining questions of women’s lives in the eighteenth century. These include: how the stages of a woman's life were measured; what cultural attitudes and conditions in France shaped how women were defined; what significant relations women formed with men; what social and familial rituals gave order to their lives; what pleasures they pursued; and what work they accomplished. The aim is to bring new insights to the questions of what it meant to be a woman in this period, by offering the first exhibition to focus specifically on representations of women of a broad range of ages and conditions.
The exhibition will offer fresh perspectives on a subject that still has direct relevance to our times, but that has not been the focus of a significant exhibition for decades. Through its conceptual framework, thematic organization and its emphasis on historical context, the exhibition will provide viewers opportunities to consider what issues pertaining to women’s lives seem to have changed or persisted through time and across space. Although the circumstances and the specifics have changed, many issues remain with us today and can still provoke contentious debates. Pay equity, reproductive rights, gender-discrimination, violence against women, work-family balance, the ‘plight’ of the alpha-female, and the devaluation of the stay-at-home mom, are but a few of the women’s issues that are still hotly contested in the media, in cultural production of all kinds, in politics, and in public and private life.
Item Number: 139626
Title: Letter to my Mother
Author: JANKIC, BRANISLAV
Price: $13.00 Original Price: $65.00
Record created on 01/15/2016
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2015. 30cm., hardcover, 192pp., 78 illus.
Summary: “My mother was a good mother. My mother was an alcoholic and pill addict. She lived in Germany, while I made USA my home. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2012 and the doctors said that she has only a year of the time left, I decided to write her a letter. I wrote her that I love her and that I am not ready to loose her. I wrote her that I'm sorry for all the clashes we had because of her addiction. That I'm sorry that I was ashamed of her and that I'm sorry that I ran away from her when she needed me the most. I wanted her to know that now I understand her. So I went across the USA to find and photograph mothers with addiction and their children. I have found women in different ages and social background. Some of them were alcoholics, some of them heroin addicts. In the midst of their addictions many of them had disconnected from their children completely. In many cases destroying their childhood. I photographed each mother alone and then I photographed them together with their children. I asked each mother to write a letter to her child and if the child was old enough I asked him too to write a letter to his mother. Many of them were seeking forgiveness. The whole process brought so many tears and revelations. My mother died in May 2014. She left a letter for me and my brother, but I never had the guts to give her my letter. This book is for a mother and for a child. It's a reminder to all of us to never forget that mother is the most sacred deity in life”.
Item Number: 141679
Title: Laca Namban : Japanese Shine in Navarre : Supplement
Author: Kawamura, Yayoi ; Alicia Ancho Villanueva ; Berta Balduz Azcárate
Price: $17.50 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 06/08/2016
Description: Pamplona: Gobierno de Navarra, 2016. 29cm., pbk., 92pp. illus., most in color. English translation of the catalogue Laca Namban : Brillo de Japón en Navarra.
Item Number: 149678
Title: Synagogue and Museum
Author: Kessler, Katrin (et al)
Price: $34.97 Original Price: $49.95
Record created on 11/05/2018
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 192pp., 151 images.
Summary: Synagogues are complex, highly significant and polyvalent spaces of religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reveal the interdependencies on the surrounding cultures. Ever since the Shoah, historic synagogues especially in Europe have gained high importance as focal points of remembrance and education. This volume presents selected papers of the 3rd International Congress on Jewish architecture “Synagogue and Museum.” The conference at the Technische Universität Braunschweig focused on examining the worldwide phenomenon of synagogues in and as museums within an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers discuss theoretical and historical approaches as well as practical examples from Austria, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia and the USA.
Contents: Ulrich Knufinke, Synagogues in Museum, Synagogues as Museums, Synagogues and Museums - Introductory Reflections on an Ambivalent Subject || Ismar Schorsch, You Can't Be Holy Alone || Annette Weber, Synagogues and Museums and Their Perception in German Public Culture Before and After World War II || Sabine Offe, Synagogues as Traces || Ilia Rodov, Synagogue as Museum - Ritual and Exposition || Naomi Simhony, Synagogue Exhibitions in National Museums in the State of Israel || Jutta Dick, Dynamics of a Room || Renato Athias, Memory and Architectural Preservation of the First Synagogue in the Americas || Marc Grellert, Synagogues in Germany. 20 Years of Virtual Reconstructions in Museums || Sergey R. Kravtsov, The Jewish Museum in L'viv - Genius Loci and Realpolitik || Boris Khaimovich, Museum of Jewish History in Russia - Its Goals and Its Activities || Zvi Orgad, Synagogue on Display - The Case of the Unterlimpurg Prayer Room || Alexander von Kienlin, Ancient Synagogues as Historical Source || Miranda Crowdus, Redefining the 'Music-Object' - Dissonances in the Material Representation / Display of the Synagogue || Hans-Christof Haas, The Sukkah of Rabbi Mendel Rosenbaum in Zell am Main / Lower Franconia - Tradition - Research - Presentation || Konstantin Wächter, Berlin - Authenticity of Former Synagogue Sites - Heritage in the Void || Ron Epstein, Synagogues in Switzerland - A Special Case? || Martha Keil. "Who Needs the Judentempel?" The Former Synagogue of St. Pölten (Lower Austria) and its Cultural Location || Monika Grübel, LVR - Cultural Centre Rödingen Village Synagogue || Gabi Rudolf, The Arnstein Synagogue - A Visual Fragment of (Almost) Invisible Jewish History in Lower Franconia || Givi Gambashidze, Museum - Place of Peace. The David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations || Eszter Gantner, Synagogues as Space of Conflicts - The Formal Synagogue in Esztergom, Hungary || Hans-Jürgen Derda, Interfaith Dialogue - A Concept of a Museum of Religions at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (Brunswick State Museum) || Benigna Schönhagen, The Example of Augsburg || Sebastian Ristow and Christiane Twiehaus, The Medieval Synagogue of Cologne - Archaeology and Exhibition Concept in the New Museum "MiQua".
(Schriftenreihe der Bet Tfila-Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa - Publications of Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe, 10)
Item Number: 148535
Title: Sculptural Seeing : Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy
Author: Lakey, Christopher R
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press,, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 240pp., 36 color, 100 b&w illus.
Summary: Although perspective has long been considered one of the essential developments of Renaissance painting, this provocative new book shifts the usual narrative back centuries, showing that medieval sculptors were already employing knowledge of optical science, geometry, and theories of vision in shaping the beholder’s experience of their work. Meticulous visual analysis is paired with close readings of medieval texts in examining a series of important relief sculptures from northern and central Italy dating from the 12th through the 14th century, including the impressive sculptural programs at the cathedrals of Modena and Ferrara, and the pulpits by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano at Pisa and Pistoia. Demonstrating that medieval sculptors orchestrated the reception of their intended religious and political messages through the careful manipulation of points of view and architectural space, Christopher R. Lakey argues that medieval practice was well informed by visual theory and that the concepts that led to the codification of linear perspective by Renaissance painters had in fact been in use by sculptors for hundreds of years.
Item Number: 84562
Title: You can be young and an architect : based on the true story of LAN Architecture. Special guests : Frankin Azzi Architecture, Jerome De Alzua Architecture, K-Architectures, Stephane Maupin, Projectiles, Soa Architects, Trevelo & Viger-Kohler Architectes Urbanistes
Author: Jallon, Hugues
Price: $7.00 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 12/01/2008
Description: Milano: Ante Prime, Silvana, 2008. 29cm., pbk., 112PP., 100 illus., most in color. Italian-English text.
Item Number: 114836
Title: Collezione alle Stelline : Pittura Europea dagli anni Ottanta ad oggi : Opere dalla collezione Alessandro Grassi
Author: Leccese, pasquale ; Francesca Pasini ; Giorgio Verzotti
Price: $3.50 Original Price: $35.00
Record created on 08/02/2011
Description: Milano: Fondazione Stelline, 2011. 21cm., pbk., 47pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text. Exhibition catalogue.
Item Number: 148014
Title: Impressionism & beyond : A Wonderful Journey
Author: Leeman, Fred (et al)
Price: $21.25 Original Price: $42.50
Record created on 01/30/2018
Description: Bussum: Thoth, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Singer, Laren. English text.
Summary: Impressionism & Beyond. A Wonderful Journey shows and describes the last great period in which Western European art flourished. This book is about the paintings and works on paper by the world-famous Impressionists and Post-Impressionists from the collection of the John and Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation. During the period from 1860 to 1870, a group of artists in France were producing work that ran contrary to the prevailing academic opinions about painting. The Impressionists, as they were known, went out into the countryside and broke with traditions and rules, representing reality with rapid, fluid brushstrokes. The first Impressionists were artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas, and Renoir. This eventually produced a response in the work of the so-called Neo-Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Signac, and Toorop, and Fauvists such as Van Dongen, Marquet, and Matisse. They went further than merely representing that which can be observed, focusing also on expressing emotions and on structure and composition.
Item Number: 115605
Title: Invideo 2010 : Tracce : Video e cinema oltre : Mostra internazionale di video e cinema oltre. Traces : Exhibition of Video and Cinema Beyond
Author: Lischi, Sandra (et al)
Price: $9.50 Original Price: $47.50
Record created on 10/04/2011
Description: Sesto San Giovanni-Milano: Mimesis, 2010. 30cm., pbk., 115pp. illus., most in color. Italian-English text.
Item Number: 129366
Title: When Now Is Minimal : Il Lato Sconosciuto delle Sammlung Goetz : The Unknown Side of the Sammlung Goetz
Author: Löckemann, Karsten (et al)
Price: $13.70 Original Price: $68.50
Record created on 02/09/2014
Description: Bolzano: Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bolzano, 2013. 28cm., pbk., 240pp. illus. Italian-English text. Summary: Munich’s Sammlung Goetz is one of the world’s most important private collections of contemporary art. The exhibition highlights how various generations of artists have explored the notion of minimalism, developing their ideas in the vast scope of contemporary art. Alongside visions that have strongly influenced the artistic take on minimalism since the 1960s, the exhibition presents a young generation of artists who, with a light touch and a liberated, playful and at times irreverent approach, engage with the ideas of the “forefathers”, creating their own personal styles. Most of the works are being presented to the public for the very first time. The wide variety of media featured, from works on paper to paintings, sculpture, wall-mounted installations and light art, reveals how this artistic current transcends limits of genre and generation.
Item Number: 78626
Title: CLAUDE LORRAIN: The Painter as Draftsman, Drawings from the British Museum
Author: Rand, Richard
Price: $97.50 Original Price: $195.00
Record created on 02/10/2019
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Clark Art Institute, 2006. 28cm., hardcover, 226pp., 137 illus., most in color.
Item Number: 113675
Title: From San Servolo to Amalfi : Notes of a Chinese Curator in Venice
Author: Lü Peng
Price: $6.99 Original Price: $34.95
Record created on 05/30/2011
Description: Milano: Charta, 2011. 21cm., pbk., 141pp., 100 b&w illus. English-Chinese text. Summary: From San Servolo to Amalfi is a diaristic account of the Venice Biennale by Lü Peng, author, curator and the world's foremost expert in Chinese art. Peng arrived at San Servolo on May 24, 2009 to oversee preparations for the Biennale exhibition he had co-curated entitled A Gift to Marco Polo. He kept a daily journal recording his work on the exhibition and the beauty of Venice and its surroundings. Peng's joy in the occasion and the city is evident throughout: “I open the window and see the sea outside. The rising sun casts a beam of light onto a white building on a small island in the distance. This is the material world. Thinking of words such as moved or touched, I feel that such morning landscape tend to make me use them more easily than art does.” Interspersed throughout From San Servolo to Amalfi are philosophical musings and perceptive commentary on the Biennale.
Item Number: 45063
Title: Luoghi della cura: Places of cure: Fotografia e committenza pubblica all'Ospedale Sant'Agostino-Estense di Modena
Price: $4.75 Original Price: $47.50
Record created on 04/08/2005
Description: a cura di Nicoletta Leonardi. Milano: Silvana, 2005. 31cm., hardcover, 106pp. with numerous photos. Italian-English text. (Azienda USL di Modena, Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contempornea)
Item Number: 146242
Title: The Afterlife of Virgil
Author: Mack, Peter ; John North (eds)
Price: $77.00 Original Price: $110.00
Record created on 07/18/2017
Description: London: University of London, Institute of Classical Studies, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 172pp. illus.
Contents: Peter Mack and John North, Introduction ; Giulia Perucchi, 'Locorum Quoque Doctissimus' - Virgil as Geographical Auctoritas in Petrarch's Works ; M. Elisabeth Schwab, Renaissance Re-buildings of Virgil's Rome ; Clementina Marsico, Lorenzo Valla's Exegesis of Virgil ; David Quint, Ascanius in Love - A Reconsideration of Poliziano's Stanze ; Marilena Caciorgna, Carving Love on Trees and Virgil's Eclogue 10 ; Mate Vince, Virgil in Ottoman Hungary - The Aeneid and Miklós Zrínyi's The Siege of Sziget (1651) ; Hanna Paulouskaya, Virgil Travestied into Ukrainian and Belarusian ; Tim Markey, The Renaissance Virgil and the Renaissance Library - Spenser's 'Maye', the Eclogues, and the Aeneid ; Charles Martindale, English Virgil? - from Surrey to Tennyson ; Francesca Bortoletti, The Myth of Arcadia. Virgil's Bucolics in Italian Quattrocento Poetry and Theatre.
(Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies supplement, 135)
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