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Item Number: 129643
Title: Visual Music Masters: Abstract Explorations of Past and Present Artists
Author: Adriano Abbado
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788857222233
Record created on 02/25/14
Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 176pp., 120 color illus.

Summary: What links exist between sounds and abstract images? What were the first audiovisual instruments? What was the influence of music on Kandinsky’s work? What are the most relevant audiovisual installations? What are the relationships between VJs and live cinema? And, what is synesthesia? Masters of Visual Music answers these and many other questions concerning the relationship between art and music, spanning from Toulouse-Lautrec to Nam June Paik, from Händel to Xenakis, and from Wilfred to Kurokawa. It is an in-depth study focused on both historical experience and contemporary research, illustrated by 150 colour images. The association between images and music aroused the curiosity of a number of artists and thinkers of the past, it stimulated artistic creativity in the twentieth century and continues to be a topic of great interest today. This book aims to take stock of the situation, now that abstract audiovisual art, having reached maturity, is enjoying a new season of renewed vitality.

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Item Number: 146411
Title: BERENICE ABBOTT : A Life in Photography
Author: Van Haaften, Julia
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780393292787
Record created on 08/07/17
Description: New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 656pp. illus.

Summary: The definitive biography of the iconic twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, pioneering documentary modernist, author, and inventor. Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O’Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott’s sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris—photographing, in Sylvia Beach’s words, “everyone who was anyone”—before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. She soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years of her life. Abbott’s bestknown work, “Changing New York,” documented the city’s 1930s metamorphosis. She next turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to America’s 1950s “space race” with the Soviet Union. This biography secures Abbott’s place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

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Item Number: 149299
Title: JULIAN ABELE Architect and the Beaux Arts
Author: Wilson, Dreck Spurlock
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9781138496477
Record created on 07/11/18
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 53 b&w illus.

Summary: Julian Abele, Architect and the Beaux Arts uncovers the life of one of the first African American architects. Despite racial segregation at the beginning of the 20th century, Abele received his architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Wilson traces Abele’s progress as he went on to become the most formally educated architect in America at that time. Abele later contributed to the architectural history of America by designing over 200 buildings throughout his professional career, to include the Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University and the Philadelphia Free Library

Contents: 1. Advantages of Family, Color and Place 2. Institute of Colored Youth 3. Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art 4. University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture 5. Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts 6. North by Northwest 7. Out of South Philly 8. Office of Horace Trumbauer 9. Philadelphia T-Square Club 10. Personal Azimuth 11. Pennsylvania Museum of Art 12. A Great Towering Church 13. American Institute of Architects 14. In My Father's House.

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Item Number: 146836
Title: TOMMA ABTS
Author: Rondeau, James (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300233872
Record created on 09/26/17
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 204pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: With a rigorous approach and self-imposed limitations to both scale and composition, Tomma Abts (b. 1967) has reinvigorated painterly abstraction and its relevance within contemporary art. Using a fixed canvas size and a vertical format, Abts deploys basic formal elements such as arcs, circles, planes, and stripes to create powerful works that are at once subtle and eccentric. This extraordinary book, designed in collaboration with the artist herself, is a substantial and deeply insightful treatment of her career to date and features sixty works made over the past decade. Essays not only contextualize Abts’s work within an art-historical framework of methods, process, and style, but also examine her paintings’ philosophical and psychological dimensions and their embodiment of a creative process that transcends the specifics of any particular work.

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Item Number: 146679
Title: Cult of the Machine : Precisionism in the Machine Age
Author: Acker, Emma (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780300234022
Record created on 09/06/17
Description: New Haven: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with Yale University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 244pp., 150 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism fully emerged after World War I and flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. This insightful publication, featuring more than 100 masterworks by artists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth, sheds new light on the Precisionism aesthetic and the intellectual concerns, tensions, and ambivalences about industrialization that helped develop this important strand of early American modernism. Essays explore the origins of the style—which reconciled realism with abstraction and adapted European art movements like Purism, Cubism, and Futurism to American subject matter—as well as its relationship to photography, and the ways in which it reflected the economic and social changes brought about by industrialization and technology in the post-World War I world. In addition to making a meaningful contribution to the resurging interest in Modernism and its revisionist narratives, this book offers copious connections between the past and our present day, poised on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution.

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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
ISBN: 9788492861866
Record created on 06/23/11
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.
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Item Number: 145192
Title: Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses Of The Art Market In The 21st Century
Author: Adam, Georgina
Price: $34.99
ISBN: 9781848222205
Record created on 04/13/17
Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 232pp.

Summary: This book scrutinizes the excesses and extravagances that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery and fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, as do the upheavals in auction houses and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions. Drawing on a series of tenaciously wrought interviews with artists, collectors, lawyers, bankers and convicted artist forgers, the author charts the voracious commodification of artists and art objects, and art's position in the clandestine puzzle of the highest echelons of global capital. Adam's revelations appear even more timely in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, for example incorporating examples of the way tax havens have been used to stash art transactions – and ownership – away from public scrutiny. With the same captivating style of her bestselling Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, Georgina Adam casts her judicious glance over a section of the art market whose controversies and intrigues will be of eye-opening interest to both art-world players and observers.

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Item Number: 148454
Title: ROBERT ADAM and His Brothers : New light on Britain’s leading architectural family
Author: Thom, Colin (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781848023598
Record created on 03/21/18
Available January 2019, further details forthcoming
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Description: London: Historic England Publishing, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., ca. 220 illus.

Summary: Robert Adam is perhaps the best known of all British architects, the only one whose name denotes both a style and an era. The new decorative language he introduced at Kedleston and Syon around 1760 put him at the forefront of dynamic changes taking place in 18th-century British architecture. His later claim that his practice with his brother James had effected 'a kind of revolution' in design was no idle boast. Their style dominated the later Georgian period and their influence was widespread, not only in Western Europe but in Russia and North America. But for such a wellknown figure, much of Robert Adam's art still remains poorly understood. This new study, based on papers given at a Georgian Group symposium in 2015, looks afresh at many aspects of the Adam brothers' oeuvre, such as interior planning, their use of colour, the influence of classical sources, their involvement in the art market, town planning and building speculation, and Robert Adam's late picturesque drawings and castle designs - all within the context of the Adam family background and their personal and working relationships. The Scottish architecture of Robert and James's older brother, John, is also assessed. There are essays by established Adam experts as well as contributions from a younger generation of historians and post-doctoral scholars.

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Item Number: 147359
Title: Divine Bodies: Sacred Imagery in Asian Art
Author: Adamjee, Qamar (et al)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9780939117833
Record created on 11/22/17
Description: San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus.

Summary: Divine Bodies is a thought-provoking Asian art history book that explores intriguing questions like these raised by the sacred art traditions of Asia. Approximately 45 artworks from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. Additionally, 20 contemporary photographs suggest how some artists today deal with questions about the body and its manifold expressions. The book explores how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death. By viewing these deity-images, readers—whether religious or not—can perceive the messages that artists wish to convey. But Divine Bodies invites readers to do more than just recognize and relate to the meanings inscribed on divine bodies: it also shows how divine imagery shapes and reflects the daily experiences of ordinary people. The novel topic of this book, its diverse and extraordinary artworks, and the unique perspectives of its authors make Divine Bodies a fine art book that will be talked about and thought about for years to come.

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Item Number: 149072
Title: ROBERT ADAMS : 27 Roads
Author: Adams, Robert
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781881337478
Record created on 06/03/18
Available October 2018
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Description: San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 64pp., 36 images.

Summary: The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams (born 1937) since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. 27 Roads is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist's concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams' roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, "Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one".

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Item Number: 149142
Title: TERRY ADKINS The Smooth, the Cut, and the Assembled
Author: Gaines, Charles ; Michael Brenson
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944379216
Record created on 06/18/18
Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 96pp., 47 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The work of American sculptor and musician Terry Adkins (1953–2014) often started with a theme or idea, illuminated by sculptural components that sometimes housed a performative element. The performative and sculptural aspects of his practice evolved in tandem, and utilized materials that had likely served another purpose, be they instruments, materials from his printmaking experiences or locally sourced items. This catalog accompanies Lévy Gorvy's first solo exhibition of Adkins' works, exploring the materiality of his sculptures. The exhibition was curated by Charles Gaines, a celebrated artist and longtime friend and collaborator of Adkins', who contributes an essay to this publication that explores the experience of viewing Adkins' sculptures. Also included are an essay by Michael Brenson and newly commissioned poetry by Robin Coste Lewis.

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Item Number: 148119
Title: Beyond "Art Collections" - Owning and Accumulating Objects from Greek and Roman Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Author: Adornato, Gianfranco (et al)
Price: $112.50
ISBN: 9783110537918
Record created on 02/14/18
Available November 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 560pp., 40 color, 120 b&w illus. Papers from a conference held at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 17-19 November 2016.

Summary: Concepts such as art collection and Kunst- und Wunderkammer are strongly embedded in scholarly discourses of the nineteenth and twentieth century. For example, they relate to the assumptions that form-based understandings of art have a higher cultural status, collections always mirror the "taste" and "passions" of theirs owners, and art has no practical use. Yet, these terms are commonly adopted to describe, by analogy or contrast, the ways objects were gathered together under quite different cultural regimes, even before the eighteenth century. These essays discuss to what extent such analogies with contemporary practices, collections, institutions and forms of knowledge can explain the accumulation and display of objects within a wide time span, from the Greek Antiquity onwards.

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Item Number: 148547
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Notes and Methods
Author: Af Klint, Hilma ; Iris Müller-Westermann (intro., commentary)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226591933
Record created on 03/29/18
Available August 2018
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Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 300 color plates.

Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves “The Five,” began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint’s abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

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Item Number: 149009
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Paintings for the Future
Author: Bashkoff, Tracey (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
Record created on 05/25/18
Available October 2018
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Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 244pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice-one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art-a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition.

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Item Number: 144066
Title: Sephardic Book Art of the 15th Century
Author: Afonso, Luis U. ; Tiago Moita (eds)
Price: $164.00
ISBN: 9781909400597
Record created on 12/20/16
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 300pp., 52 color, 50 b&w illus.

Summary: The current volume presents ten different studies dealing with the final stages of Hebrew book art production in medieval Iberia. Ranging from the Farhi Codex, copied and illuminated in the late 14th century, to the Philadelphia Bible, copied and illuminated in Lisbon in 1496, this volume discusses a wide scope of topics related with the production, consumption and circulation of medieval decorated Hebrew manuscripts. Among the issues discussed in this volume we highlight the role played by three distinct artistic languages (Mudéjar, Late Gothic and Renaissance) in the shapping of 15th century Sephardic illumination, the codicological specificity of some solutions in terms of layout and the relation between the layout of these manuscripts and Hebrew incunabula, the use of geometric decoration in scientific diagrams, or the afterlife of these manuscripts in Europe and Asia following the expulsion of the Jews from Iberia.

Contents: 1. Katrin Kogman-Appel, Calligraphy and Decoration in the Farhi Codex (Sassoon coll. Ms 368, Mallorca, 1366-83). 2. Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Sephardic Book Art in Transition: The Biblical Codex and Mudejar Visual Culture. 3. Shalom Sabar, Typography, Layout and Decoration: Between the Printed Book and Illuminated Mss. in the Iberian Peninsula. 4. Javier del Barco, Page Layout of Shirat ha-Yam and Parashat Ha'azinu in Fifteenth-Century Sephardic Bibles. 5. Maria Ortega Monasterio, Some Sephardic Bibles from the Fifteenth Century in the Bodleian Library. 6. Tiago Moita, The Portuguese Hebrew translation of Gerard de Solo's Commentary to book IX of Rhazes's Almansor and the manuscript at Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (Birmingham, Alabama). 7. Ilana Wartenberg, Mudéjar decorations within calendrical, geographical, and mathematical tables and diagrams in a fifteenth-century Sephardic manuscript of Isaac Israeli's Y?s?d ??l?m from the British Library (MS Heb. Add. 15977). 8. Helena Avelar, Luís C. Ribeiro, Manuscripts and evidences of Jewish astrology and medicine in fifteenth-century Portugal: an overview. 9. Andreina Contessa, Wandering books: the migration of 15th century Sephardic manuscripts and their 'new life' outside Iberia. 10. Luís U. Afonso, Jewish networks, books and early protoglobalisation: investigating the route of BNF Hebr. 1314-1315. (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History)

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Item Number: 148485
Title: Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art
Author: Ag, Tanya Toft (ed)
Price: $49.00
ISBN: 9781783209484
Record created on 03/22/18
Available January 2019, further details forthcoming
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Description: Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 368pp., 32 color, 8 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 147232
Title: AI WEIWEI : Humanity
Author: Warsh, Larry (ed)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9780691181523
Record created on 11/04/17
Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 20cm., hardcover, 152pp.

Summary: Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our time. Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is widely known as an artist across media: sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture. He is also one of the world's most important artist-activists and a powerful documentary filmmaker. His work and art call attention to attacks on democracy and free speech, abuses of human rights, and human displacement--often on an epic, international scale. This collection of quotations demonstrates the range of Ai Weiwei's thinking on humanity and mass migration, issues that have occupied him for decades. Selected from articles, interviews, and conversations, Ai Weiwei's words speak to the profound urgency of the global refugee crisis, the resilience and vulnerability of the human condition, and the role of art in providing a voice for the voiceless.

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Item Number: 149110
Title: Australia : The Vatican Museums indigenous collection
Author: Aigner, Katherine (ed)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788882714116
Record created on 06/14/18
Available July 2018
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Description: Vatican City: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 400pp., 362 illus. English text.

Summary: Third catalogue in the series examining the ethnological collections of the Vatican Museums, available in Italian and English, dedicated to the Australian indigenous collection and published in collaboration with the Aboriginal Studies Press. Starting from the historical events that since 1847 have witnessed the formation of this collection – now composed of around 300 objects – the book explores numerous aspects of the culture of Australia, thanks to the valuable contributions of scholars of diverse cultural extraction. The book was produced in close contact with Aboriginal communities, following the philosophy of reconnection that characterises both the recent history of Australia and the section of the Vatican Museums that holds the ethnological collections: from conception to final draft, it was approved by the Custodians and Elders of the Communities. Careful preliminary research enabled the reconstruction of the history of the objects, now held in the Vatican, and the location of the country and descendants of those who made them, culturally reconnecting contemporaries with the material legacy pertaining to them: the results of research and visits to the communities are well documented here. The volume concludes with a catalogue of objects, offering a vast selection from the collection held in the Vatican. It is richly illustrated with archive images, full page photographs and details of the works.

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Item Number: 140042
Title: Workshop Practice in Early Netherlandish Painting : Case Studies from Van Eyck through Gossart
Author: Ainsworth, Maryan-W. (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782503566689
Record created on 02/16/16
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 135pp., 112 color illus.

Contents: Marie Postec and Jana Sanyova, Was Metalpoint Used for Jan Van Eyck's Saint Barbara? A new hypothesis based on its re-examination ; Maximiliaan P.J. Martens (et al), Image Processing for Research on the Ghent Altarpiece ; Don H. Johnson (et al), Weave Match and its Implications: The Case of Dirk Bouts's Canvas Paintings ; Ilona van Tuinen, Reconstructing the So-Called "Berlin Sketchbook" - Clues from Material Analysis ; Maryan W. Ainsworth, The Evora Altarpiece - A Ghent-Bruges Production for Export to Portugal ; Catherine Metzger, The Saint Anne Altarpiece by Gerard David and his Workshop ; Paolo Pastorello, The Malvagna Triptych - The Technical Investigation of a Masterpiece ; Maryan W. Ainsworth, The Malvagna Triptych and Prestige Collaboration, Afterthoughts ; Anne van Oosterwijk, The Adjustment of a Triptych by Pieter I Claeissens: an Exceptional Situation or Common Practice?. (Me Fecit)

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Item Number: 149153
Title: JOHN AKOMFRAH
Author: Carrion-Murayari, Gary (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780915557189
Record created on 06/18/18
Available September 2018
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Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 27 x 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 89 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalog is the first monographic publication to survey the work of London-based artist John Akomfrah (born 1957) and accompanies his upcoming New Museum exhibition. Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah's moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora. Zoe Whitley and Aram Moshayedi survey Akomfrah's early work as part of Black Audio Film Collective. Tina Campt explores the sonic resonances of Akomfrah's installation The Unfinished Conversation (2012), which focuses on the life of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Diana Nawi examines the recent work Transfigured Night (2013/2018), considering how Akomfrah continues to find new languages for film, representation and narrative. T.J. Demos and Okwui Enwezor look at Vertigo Sea (2015), Akomfrah's monumental work exploring the concept of the black Atlantic, using the work to articulate the visual and philosophical underpinnings of Akomfrah's work across his career.

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Item Number: 144064
Title: Palimpsests: Buildings, Sites, Time
Author: Aksamija, Nadja ; Clark Maines ; Philip Wagoner (eds)
Price: $98.00
ISBN: 9782503570235
Record created on 12/20/16
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 247pp., 91 color, 30 b&w illus.

Contents: Finbarr Barry Flood, Seeing Palimpsests - Materiality and the Visibility of Temporal Density ; Christopher Parslow, 'Cut 'n' Paste' - Reconstructing the Façades of the Praedia of Julia Felix in Pompeii ; Clark Maines, Early Modern Palimpsests and Medieval Portal Sculpture - a Chapter in the History of Iconoclasm ; Véronique Plesch, Arborio's Palimpsestual Commemoration ; Philip Wagoner, Degrees of erasure and questions of intentionality - the Case of Two Indian mosques ; Sheila Bonde, Palimpsest and Heterotopia - the Cultural Biography of the Porta Nigra in Trier ; Erik Gustafson, The Palimpsest-ing of a Crusader Portal on a Cairene Madrasa ; Tamara Sears, Considering Kadwaha as Palimpsest - Continuities, Discontinuities, and Layers In-Between ; Annalisa Bolin, Time, Authenticity, and Rewriting Heritage at Rwanda's Memorials ; Joseph Siry, Ground Zero as Palimpsest - Erasure, Rebuilding, Rediscovery ; Francesco Ceccarelli, The Weave of the Urban Fabric - Reading the Layers in the Bolognese Portico ; Katherine Kuenzli, Building on the Past - the Bauhaus as Palimpsest ; Nadja Aksamija, Invisible Palimpsests - On Materiality and Restoration in Italian Architecture ; Philip Wagoner, Clark Maines, Nadja Aksamija, Ways Forward to a Different Past. (Architectural Crossroads : Studies in the History of Architecturea, 4)

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Item Number: 148300
Title: ANNI ALBERS
Author: Coxon, Ann (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300237252
Record created on 03/13/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Tate Modern, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 192pp., 190 illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, then to Tate Modern, London.

Summary: Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers’s most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right. Featured works—from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers’s skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.

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Item Number: 148271
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Life and Work
Author: Darwent, Charles
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780500519103
Record created on 03/06/18
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus.

Summary: Drawing on extensive unpublished archival writings, documents, and illustrations, this is the first full-scale biography of one of the 20th-century’s great artists. In his accessible study of the “whole” Albers, Charles Darwent combats the fables while telling the fascinating story of an artist, friend, and intellectual. Among Albers’s unpublished papers are letters from friends John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Eva Hesse, as well as fans and collectors ranging from the composer Virgil Thomson to the cartoonist Saul Steinberg. If his network of influence was surprisingly wide, so too, were his interests. He started life at the Bauhaus as a glass-maker and went on to create fonts, to run their famous wallpaper workshop, and to make furniture whose designs are still in production eighty years later. He pioneered the study of color at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, and chaired the design department at Yale University. While books have been written about Albers for specialist audiences, this new volume fulfills the clear need for a more general study.

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Item Number: 148433
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Interaction
Author: Liesbrock, Heinz (ed)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300240832
Record created on 03/20/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 304pp., 140 color illus. Exhibition held at Villa Hügel, Essen. English text.

Summary: Josef Albers (1888–1976) was one of the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism: he was an extraordinary teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist, who is best known for the Homages to the Square (painted between 1950–76) and The Interaction of Color, published by Yale University Press in 1963. This generously illustrated overview of Albers’s work, accompanying the first major exhibition on the artist in more than thirty years, features all aspects of his long, creative career. Beginning with Albers's time at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, the publication follows the artist to America and describes major themes of his work there as well as the importance of his frequent travels to Mexico. Paintings, prints, furniture, household objects, works in glass, photographs, and pre-Columbian sculptures are beautifully reproduced and discussed by a team of experts. The juxtaposition of Renaissance sculptures and icons with paintings by Albers underlines the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of his art, and Albers’s influence on 1960s Minimalist art is also explored. Including a comprehensive biography, the book convincingly demonstrates how this great artist transformed modern design by using line, color, surface, and space to challenge the perception of the viewer.

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Item Number: 146397
Title: The Oxford Handbook of the Incas
Author: Alconini, Sonia ; R. Alan Covey (eds)
Price: $175.00
ISBN: 9780190219352
Record created on 08/04/17
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 880pp., ca. 200 illus.

Contents: PART 1. THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INCA EMPIRE · 1.1 Writing Inca History: The Colonial Era (Joanne Pillsbury) · 1.2 Andean Statecraft before the Incas (Jerry Moore) · 1.3 The Spread of Inca Power in the Cuzco Region (Alan Covey) · 1.4 Cusco: Development of the Imperial Capital (Ian Farrington) · 1.5 Retracing the Intellectual Journey of Inca Origins (Alan Covey and Sonia Alconini) PART 2. ROYAL ESTATES AND INCA IMPERIAL CENTERS · 2.1 Royal Estates and Imperial Centers in the Cusco Region (Kylie Quave) · 2.2 Inka State Estate and Imperial Installations in Central Bolivia (János Gyarmati and Carola Condarco) · 2.3. The Inca Center of Incallajta in the Southeastern Andes (Lawrence Coben) · 2.4. The Inca centers of Caranqui and Tomebamba in the Northern Highlands of Ecuador (Tamara Bray and José Echeverría) · 2.5. The Inca Presence at Pachacamac and the Coast of Peru (Peter Eeckhout and Enrique López Hurtado) · 2.6. Conclusions: The political economy of royal estates and imperial centers in the heartland and provinces (Sonia Alconini and Alan Covey) PART 3. INCA HARD POWER: MILITARISM, ECONOMY, AND POLITICAL HIERARCHIES · 3.1 Inca Political Organization, Economic Institutions, and Infrastructure (Terence D'Altroy) · 3.2 Cultivating Empire: Inca Intensive Agricultural Strategies (Steve Kosiba). · 3.3 Fishing Economies and Ethnic Specialization under Inca Rule (Amanda Aland). · 3.4. The Acllacona and Mitmacona: Diet, Ethnicity, and Status (Bethany Turner-Livermore and Barbara R. Hewitt) · 3.5 Gender and Status in Inca Textile and Ceramic Craft Production (Cathy Costin). · 3.6 Making the Typical Exceptional: The Elevation of Inca Cuisine (Justin Jennings and Guy Duke). · 3.7 Conclusion: Reassessing Inca Hard Power (Alan Covey and Sonia Alconini) PART 4. INCA IMPERIAL IDENTITIES: COLONIZATION, RESISTANCE, AND HYBRIDITY · 4.1 Inca Colonial Encounters, Resistance and Incorporation in Northern Argentina (Felix Acuto and Ivan Leibowicz). · 4.2 Northern Chile and the Incas (Calogero Santoro and Mauricio Uribe). · 4.3 Inca Mining and Metal Production (Colleen Zori). · 4.4 The Northern Inca Frontier in Ecuador (Dennis Ogburn). · 4.5 Inca Advances into the Eastern Tropics: The Amazon and Chaco in Perspective (Sonia Alconini). · 4.6 Inca Transformations in the Chachapoya Region (Inge Schjellerup). · 4.7 Inca Landscapes of Domination: The Role of Rock Art in Aconcagua, Chile (Andrés Troncoso) · 4.8 Conclusions: Inca Imperial Identities: Colonization, Resistance and Hybridity (Sonia Alconini and Alan Covey) PART 5. SACRED LANDSCAPES · 5.1. The Sacred Geography of Cusco (Brian Bauer) · 5.2. Rock Shrines, Ceque Lines and Pilgrimage in the Provinces (Jessica Christie) · 5.3. The Inca State and Local Ritual Landscapes (Zachary James Chase) · 5.4. The Incas and Tiwanaku and the Titicaca Basin (Jason Yaeger and José María López) · 5.5. Peregrination and Rituality in the Southern Provinces (Pablo Mignone). · 5.6 Conclusions: Sacred Geographies and imperial expansion (Sonia Alconini and Alan Covey) PART 6. ART, ICONOGRAPHY, AND RECORD-KEEPING · 6. 1 Inca Aesthetics and Scholarly Inquiry (Adam Herring). · 6.2 Quipus and Yupanas as Imperial Registers: Reckoning and Recording in Tahuantinsuyu (Gary Urton). · 6.3 The Development and Variation of Inca Architecture (Jean-Pierre Protzen). · 6.4 Garments, Tocapu, Status and Identity: Inca and Colonial Perspectives (Elena Phipps). · 6.5 The Iconography and Use of Inca and Colonial Drinking Vessels (Mariusz Ziólkowski). · 6.6 Conclusion: Civilizing the Incas (Alan Covey and Sonia Alconini) PART 7. THE COLONIAL ERA: CONTINUITY, CHANGE, AND ADAPTATION · 7.1 Transformations: Evangelization, Resettlement, and Community Organization in the Early Viceroyalty of Peru (Steven Wernke) · 7.2 Colonial Bioarchaeology and Demography (Melissa S. Murphy). · 7.3 Vilcabamba: Last Stronghold of the Inca (Vincent Lee). · 7.4 Inca Ancestry and Colonial Privilege (David Garrett) · 7.5 Conclusion: (Alan Covey and Sonia Alconini) PART 8. THE MANY USES OF THE INCA PAST IN THE PRESENT · 8.1. Inca Material Culture: National Identities, Museum Collections, and Global Commodities (Stefanie Gänger) · 8.2 Competing Ideologies and Stakeholders for Inca Sites and Ceremonies: Machu Picchu and Inti Raymi (Richard Burger and Lucy Salazar) · 8.3 Heritage Tourism and Performances of Indigeneity in Cuzco (Catherine Covey) · 8.4 Conclusions: Appropriating the Inca and the complexities of social memory (Sonia Alconini and Alan Covey). (Oxford Handbooks )

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Item Number: 147078
Title: Sacred Britannia : Gods and Rituals in Roman Britain from Caesar to Constantine
Author: Aldhouse-Green, Miranda
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780500252222
Record created on 10/19/17
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 110 illus.

Summary: Two thousand years ago, the Romans sought to absorb into their empire what they regarded as a remote, almost mythical island on the very edge of the known world—Britain. The expeditions of Julius Caesar and the Claudian invasion of 43 CE, up to the traditional end of Roman Britain in the fifth century CE, brought fundamental and lasting changes to the island. Not least among these was a pantheon of new classical deities and religious systems, along with a clutch of exotic eastern cults, including Christianity. But what homegrown deities, cults, and cosmologies did the Romans encounter in Britain, and how did the British react to the changes? Under Roman rule, the old gods and their adherents were challenged, adopted, adapted, absorbed, and reconfigured. Miranda Aldhouse- Green balances literary, archaeological, and iconographic evidence (and scrutinizes the shortcomings of each) to illuminate the complexity of religion and belief in Roman Britain. She examines the two-way traffic of cultural exchange and the interplay between imported and indigenous factions to reveal how this period on the cusp between prehistory and history knew many of the same tensions, ideologies, and issues of identity still relevant today.

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Item Number: 146484
Title: Il Mondo Magico: 57th Venice Biennale. Italian Pavilion
Author: Alemani, Cecilia (ed)
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9788831727204
Record created on 08/14/17
Description: Venice: Marsilio, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 280pp., 100 color illus. Italian-English text.

Summary: Three artists have been selected to represent Italy at the 2017 Venice Biennale: Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-Bey. They are relatively young artists, belonging to the same generation as the curator, and have been present on the international art scene since the year 2000. Their works speak global languages but are closely linked to the culture of Italy, without overlooking its current cosmopolitan aspect. Giorgio Andreotta Calò focuses on dialogues between space and artistic action, Roberto Cuoghi—the best known of the three—carries out research into memory and time, and Adelita Husni-Bey involves the public in artistic practices connected with history and social issues. (La Biennale di Venezia, 57. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Partecipazioni nazionali)

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Item Number: 148967
Title: Fashioning the New England Family
Author: Alexander, Kimberly S
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781936520138
Record created on 05/22/18
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Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were acquired alongside papers such as letters and diaries. Because of the different storage requirements for textiles and manuscripts, these survivors-many of them hundreds of years old-have largely been divorced from their familial ties. Fashioning the New England Family, an initiative encompassing a fall 2018 exhibition and this companion volume, reconnects the textiles with the associated stories carried in the family papers. Generously illustrated with full-color photographs of garments, fabrics, and accessories, including exquisite detail shots, the book creates a lasting overview of the exhibition but also delves into specific topics. The chapters cover a spam of more than three hundred years, tracing the history of New England clothing from the colonial seventeenth century, through the Revolutionary eighteenth century, and into the national nineteenth. In these pages, readers will find a fragment of Mayflower passenger Priscilla Mullins Alden’s dress; Governor John Leverett’s bloodstained buff coat, which saw battle in the English Civil War; and the luxurious Spitalfields green silk damask wedding dress and shoes that Rebecca Tailer Byles wore at her 1747 wedding in Boston. Across these examples and more, the text traces patterns of global production and local consumption and reuse, demonstrating how New Englanders used costume to establish their situation, especially in terms of class and gender, and also to express their political affiliations. Patriots and loyalists-Hancocks, Adamses, Dawses, and Olivers-make many appearances, as they are so well represented in the society's rich holdings. Manuscripts drawn from the collections-receipts, daybooks, account books, diaries-further amplify the historical insights, even at times making it possible to interpret the way in which a specific garment may have embodied one individual's sense of identity.

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Item Number: 148978
Title: Treasures Afoot : Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era
Author: Alexander, Kimberly S
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781421425849
Record created on 05/23/18
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Description: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp., 99 color, 10 b&w illus.

Summary: In Treasures Afoot, Kimberly S. Alexander introduces readers to the history of the Georgian shoe. Presenting a series of stories that reveal how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the long eighteenth century, Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles. She explores the lives and letters of clever apprentices, skilled cordwainers, wealthy merchants, and elegant brides, taking readers on a colorful journey from bustling London streets into ship cargo holds, New England shops, and, ultimately, to the homes of eager consumers. We trek to the rugged Maine frontier in the 1740s, where an aspiring lady promenades in her London-made silk brocade pumps; sail to London in 1765 to listen in as Benjamin Franklin and John Hose caution Parliament on the catastrophic effects of British taxes on the shoe trade; move to Philadelphia in 1775 as John Hancock presides over the Second Continental Congress while still finding time to order shoes and stockings for his fiancée’s trousseau; and travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1789 to peer in on Sally Brewster Gerrish as she accompanies President George Washington to a dance wearing a brocaded silk buckle shoe featuring a cream ground and metallic threads. Interweaving biography and material culture with full-color photographs, this fascinating book raises a number of fresh questions about everyday life in early America: What did eighteenth-century British Americans value? How did they present themselves? And how did these fashionable shoes reveal their hopes and dreams? Examining shoes that have been preserved in local, regional, and national collections, Treasures Afoot demonstrates how footwear captures an important moment in American history while revealing a burgeoning American identity.

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Item Number: 146039
Title: JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER : Painter of the Female Form
Author: Goley, Mary Anne
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781781300602
Record created on 06/18/17
Description: London: Philip Wilson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 90 illus., most in color.

Summary: At the time of his death, the Pittsburgh-born John White Alexander (1856-1915) was an internationally recognized portrait painter, on a part with his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase. However the works that have earned him even greater acclaim than his portraits are his figure paintings of femmes fatales, usually richly attired in flowing dresses and striking elaborate poses. Alexander had been much in demand as a portraitist, both of men and children as well as women, but his real talent, which became evident relatively late in his career, lay in his ability to capture the essence of the female form. This talent blossomed after he encountered Juliette Very, the Parisian model who became his muse. Inspired by Juliette, his paintings are imbued with sentiment expressed through movement and gesture, and it was the portrayal of his models in this way that brought him fame. He also borrowed from the post-impressionist group of painters, the Nabis' use of bold abstract forms and flowing lines, and from James McNeil Whistler's muted coloration, to create his own unique style.

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Item Number: 148100
Title: Art and the Challenge of Markets Volume 1 : National Cultural Politics and the Challenges of Marketization and Globalization
Author: Alexander, Victoria D. (et al)
Price: $119.00
ISBN: 9783319645858
Record created on 02/13/18
Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 348pp.

Summary: Art and the Challenge of Markets Volumes 1 & 2 examine the politics of art and culture in light of the profound changes that have taken place in the world order since the 1980s and 1990s. The contributors explore how in these two decades, the neoliberal or market-based model of capitalism started to spread from the economic realm to other areas of society. As a result, many aspects of contemporary Western societies increasingly function in the same way as the private enterprise sector under traditional market capitalism. The first volume of this two-volume collection considers a broad range of national cultural policies from European and North American countries, and examines the strengthening of international and transnational art worlds in music, visual arts, film, and television. The chapters cover cultural policy and political culture in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Nordic countries, the Balkans, and Slovenia, and address the extent to which Western nations have shifted from welfare-state to market-based ideologies. Tensions between centres and peripheries in global art worlds are considered, as well as complex interactions between nations and international and transnational art worlds, and regional variations in the audiovisual market.

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Item Number: 148101
Title: Art and the Challenge of Markets Volume 2 : From Commodification of Art to Artistic Critiques of Capitalism
Author: Alexander, Victoria D. (et al)
Price: $119.00
ISBN: 9783319646435
Record created on 02/13/18
Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 328pp.

Summary: Art and the Challenge of Markets Volumes 1 & 2 examine the politics of art and culture in light of the profound changes that have taken place in the world order since the 1980s and 1990s. The contributors explore how in these two decades, the neoliberal or market-based model of capitalism started to spread from the economic realm to other areas of society. As a result, many aspects of contemporary Western societies increasingly function in the same way as the private enterprise sector under traditional market capitalism. The first volume of this two-volume collection considers a broad range of national cultural policies from European and North American countries, and examines the strengthening of international and transnational art worlds in music, visual arts, film, and television. The chapters cover cultural policy and political culture in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Nordic countries, the Balkans, and Slovenia, and address the extent to which Western nations have shifted from welfare-state to market-based ideologies. Tensions between centres and peripheries in global art worlds are considered, as well as complex interactions between nations and international and transnational art worlds, and regional variations in the audiovisual market.

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Item Number: 148477
Title: Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the Twentieth Century
Author: Allais, Lucia
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226286556
Record created on 03/22/18
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Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 432pp., 14 color, 123 b&w illus.

Summary: The twentieth century was the most destructive in human history, but from its vast landscapes of ruins was born a new architectural type: the cultural monument. In the wake of World War I, an international movement arose which aimed to protect architectural monuments in large numbers, and regardless of style, hoping not only to keep them safe from future conflicts, but also to make them worthy of protection from more quotidian forms of destruction. This movement was motivated by hopeful idealism as much as by a pragmatic belief in bureaucracy. An evolving group—including architects, intellectuals, art historians, archaeologists, curators, and lawyers—grew out of the new diplomacy of the League of Nations. During and after World War II, it became affiliated with the Allied Military Government, and was eventually absorbed by the UN as UNESCO. By the 1970s, this organization had begun granting World Heritage status to a global register of significant sites—from buildings to bridges, shrines to city centers, ruins to colossi. Examining key episodes in the history of this preservation effort—including projects for the Parthenon, for the Cathedral of St-Lô, the temples of Abu Simbel, and the Bamyian Buddahs —Lucia Allais demonstrates how the group deployed the notion of culture to shape architectural sites, and how architecture in turn shaped the very idea of global culture. More than the story of an emergent canon, Designs of Destruction emphasizes how the technical project of ensuring various buildings’ longevity jolted preservation into establishing a transnational set of codes, values, practices. Yet as entire nations’ monumental geographies became part of survival plans, Allais also shows, this paradoxically helped integrate technologies of destruction—from bombs to bulldozers—into cultural governance. Thus Designs of Destruction not only offers a fascinating narrative of cultural diplomacy, based on extensive archival findings; it also contributes an important new chapter in the intellectual history of modernity by showing the manifold ways architectural form is charged with concretizing abstract ideas and ideals, even in its destruction.

Contents: Introduction - Monument Survival ; 1. "Wardens of Civilization": Conservation and Diplomacy at the 1931 Athens Conference. 2. "Battles Designed to Preserve": The Allies' Lists of Monuments in World War II. 3. Unwitting City Planning: Maps of Monuments and the American Bombing of Europe, 1943-1945. 4. "Stones Also Die": UNESCO and the Decolonization of Museums, 1960-1975. 5. Integrities: The Salvage of Abu Simbel, 1960-1980.

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Item Number: 148659
Title: Masterpiece Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Author: Allan, Scott ; Davide Gasparotto (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781606065792
Record created on 04/12/18
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 160pp., 139 color illus.

Summary: "I am convinced that the true collector does not acquire objects of art for himself alone. His is no selfish drive or desire to have and hold a painting, a sculpture, or a fine example of antique furniture so that only he may see and enjoy it. Appreciating the beauty of the object, he is willing and even eager to have others share his pleasure." -J. Paul Getty, The Joys of Collecting, 1965 Rooted in a passion for the Italian Renaissance as well as Dutch and Flemish Baroque works, the original collection of J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) has been transformed over four decades to include seminal pieces by celebrated masters such as Masaccio, Titian, Parmigianino, Cranach, El Greco, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Canaletto, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, van Gogh, Cezanne, and Ensor. Masterpiece Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum surveys more than one hundred of the most exquisite and significant paintings displayed in the museum's famed, daylight-suffused galleries. Vibrant full-colour illustrations and engaging descriptions of these masterworks reveal their fascinating histories and cultural, social, and religious meanings. Sure to enchant and edify all art lovers, this book is a spellbinding tour through the history of Western painting.

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Item Number: 148361
Title: Tiber: Eternal River of Rome
Author: Allen, Bruce Ware
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 9781512600377
Record created on 03/16/18
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Description: Hanover: ForeEdge Publishing, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus.

Summary: A natural and social history of the great river of Rome In this rich history of Italy’s Tiber River, Bruce Ware Allen charts the main currents, mythic headwaters, and hidden tributaries of one of the world’s most storied waterways. He considers life along the river, from its twin springs high in the Apennines all the way to its mouth at Ostia, and describes the people who lived along its banks and how they made the Tiber work for them. The Tiber has served as the realm of protomythic creatures and gods, a battleground for armies and navies, a livelihood for boatmen and fishermen, the subject matter for poets and painters, and the final resting place for criminals and martyrs. Tiber: Eternal River of Rome is a highly readable history and a go-to resource for information about Italy’s most storied river.

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Item Number: 148029
Title: The Photographer in the Garden
Author: Allen, Jamie M. ; Sarah Anne McNear
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781597113731
Record created on 02/01/18
Description: New York: Aperture, George Eastman Museum, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: This book explores our unique relationship with nature through the garden. From famous locations such as Versailles to the simplest home vegetable gardens, from worlds imagined by artists to vintage family photos, The Photographer in the Garden traces the garden’s rich history in photography and delights readers with spectacular images. The book explores gardens from many angles: the symbolism of plants and flowers, how humans cultivate the landscapes that surround them, the change of the seasons, and the gardener at work. An informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen and picture-commentaries by Sarah Anne McNear broaden our understanding of photography and how it has been used to record the glory of the garden. Spanning the history of the medium itself, the book features photographers from all eras, including Anna Atkins, Karl Blossfeldt, Eugène Atget, Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Stephen Shore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Collier Schorr, to name a few. This sublime book brings together some of the most stunning photography in the history of the medium.

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Item Number: 147012
Title: Windows for the world : Nineteenth-century stained glass and the international exhibitions, 1851–1900
Author: Allen, Jasmine
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9781526114723
Record created on 10/17/17
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 288pp., 41 color illus.

Summary: Windows for the world focuses on the display and reception of nineteenth-century British stained glass in a secular exhibition context. International in scope, the book focuses on the global development of stained glass in this period as showcased at, and influenced by, these exhibitions. The book recognises those who made and exhibited stained glass for display at the international exhibitions, and demonstrates the long-lasting impact of the classification and modes of displaying stained glass at these events. A number of stained glass exhibits are illustrated in colour and are analysed in relation to stylistic developments, techniques and material innovations, as well as the broader iconographies of nation and empire in the nineteenth century. Windows for the world will appeal to those interested in the history of stained glass as well as nineteenth-century history, art and architecture.

Contents: 1. Exhibiting stained glass - classification, organisation and status. 2. A multitude of displays. 3. Stylistic eclecticism in nineteenth-century stained glass. 4. Competition and exchange - exhibitors and their networks. 5. Stained glass as propaganda. Conclusion - Reappraising nineteenth-century stained glass.

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Item Number: 147751
Title: RENATE ALLER : Mountain Interval
Author: Sultan, Terrie
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781942185383
Record created on 12/27/17
Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 36 x 26cm., hardcover, 164pp., 65 color images.

Summary: The latest project from New York–based photographer Renate Aller includes mountain peaks from six continents. These photographs were taken from locations as high as 22,500 feet (adjacent to Mount Everest) to the European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. The subject matter is monumental, yet the images connect the viewer in a way that is not overpowering. Similar to the sand dune images from Ocean | Desert, the artist engages us with these giants in all their detail, the veins and textures of the rocks in their constantly transient state. Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, using and presenting the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.

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Item Number: 110769
Title: RAMON MARTI ALSINA : El gran dia de Girona : Anatomia d'un quadre
Author: Faxedas, Maria Lluisa (et al)
Price: $11.00    Original Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788439385073
Record created on 12/07/10
Description: Girona: Museu d'Art Girona, 2010. 24cm., hardcover, 372pp., 58 color illus. Multi-lingual text. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 148538
Title: LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO : Picturing Mexico
Author: Weissberg, Stephanie ; Karen Cordero Reiman
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300238709
Record created on 03/29/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 70 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This stunning and lyrical volume highlights the personal work of Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–1993), one of Mexico’s foremost photographers. Álvarez Bravo worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, portraitist, and educator and played a critical role in her country’s cultural renaissance. In the years following the Mexican Revolution, she captured a profoundly transformative moment for the country’s land, architecture, and people. She remains best known for these works and for her portraits of prominent modernists working in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Lola Álvarez Bravo delves into a lesser-known body of work, in which attention to pattern, light, and abstraction guides the artist’s depictions of urban and rural landscapes and their inhabitants. It also addresses her role in building and securing the legacy of the post-Revolutionary period, her dialogue with modernist photographers, and her place within the broader cultural sphere, offering new insight into the mutual influence she shared with prominent painters, filmmakers, and literary figures of her time.

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Item Number: 148080
Title: Writing Cities : Exploring Early Modern Urban Discourse
Author: Amelang, James S
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9789637326530
Record created on 02/12/18
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Description: Budapest: Central European University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 280pp.

Summary: Only one out of ten early modern Europeans lived in cities. Yet cities were crucial nodes, joining together producers and consumers, rulers and ruled, and believers in diverse faiths and futures. They also generated an enormous amount of writing, much of which focused on civic life itself. But despite its obvious importance, historians have paid surprisingly little attention to urban discourse; its forms, themes, emphases and silences all invite further study. This book explores three dimensions of early modern citizens’ writing about their cities: the diverse social backgrounds of the men and women who contributed to urban discourse; their notions of what made for a beautiful city; and their use of dialogue as a literary vehicle particularly apt for expressing city life and culture. Amelang concludes that early modern urban discourse increasingly moves from oral discussion to take the form of writing. And while the dominant tone of those who wrote about cities continued to be one of celebration and glorification, over time a more detached and less judgmental mode developed. More and more they came to see their fundamental task as presenting a description that was objective. (The Natalie Zemon Davis annual lecture series)

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Item Number: 146547
Title: The Figuration Narrative
Author: Ameline, Jean-Paul ; Yan Schubert (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788874397761
Record created on 08/18/17
Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 110 color illus.

Summary: This book celebrates Narrative Figuration, an art movement that arose in France in 1964 in the context of the Paris exhibition Mythologies Quotidiennes (Daily Mythologies), organized by the artists Bernard Rancillac and Hervé Télémaque, and critic Gérald Gassiot-Talabot. Some 34 artists participated with the goal of challenging modern Pop Art aesthetics, and propagating changes in society. Elements from English and American Pop Art were mixed with images from advertising, comics, film, and photography, and images from earlier eras of art history were integrated into new and surprising contexts. Among the artists who participated were Eduardo Arroyo, Ren. Bertholo, Gianni Bertini, Öyvind Fahlström, Peter Klasen, Jacques Monory, Antonio Recalcati, Jan Voss, and others. Narrative Figuration continued through the 1970s with members such as Valerio Adami, Gilles Aillaud, Henri Cueco, Erró, Gérard Fromanger, and Peter Stämpfli. Today there is renewed interest in this movement.

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Item Number: 145806
Title: Proceedings First Vatican Coffin Conference : 19-22 June 2013
Author: Amenta, Alessia ; Helene Guichard (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788882714048
Record created on 05/25/17
Description: Vatican City: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2017. 2 vols. 27cm., pbk., 400, 352pp., 33 color plates, 505 color and b&w text illus

Summary: In June 2013, the Vatican Museums hosted the First Vatican Coffin Conference, organised by the Vatican Museums Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden of Leiden. This publication in 2 volumes, available in English only, collects the interventions of the four study days and illustrates the results of complex scientific research – undertaken in 2007 as part of the Vatican Coffin Project – on groups of sarcophagi of the Third Intermediate Period from Museums worldwide: the wooden polychrome Theban sarcophagi in the Vatican, the corpus of Bab el-Gasus, the “stola” coffins conserved in Leiden, various collections from the Musée du Louvre, from the Egyptian Museum in Florence and in Turin, and specimens from Stockholm, Moscow and Cairo. This comprehensive study, bringing together internationally renowned specialists, is accompanied by a vast photographic apparatus, and through a multidisciplinary approach analyses in particular the constitutive materials, production techniques, art and conservation history, attributes and provenance. The appendix includes reproductions of the posters displayed on the day of the conference and an extensive bibliography. The volume concludes with an index of the catalogue numbers of the artefacts in the museums to which they belong.

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Item Number: 149272
Title: LAURENT AMIOT : Canadian Master Silversmith
Author: Villeneuve, Rene
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781773270418
Record created on 07/06/18
Available September 2018
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Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades. This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot’s contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.

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Item Number: 146331
Title: LAURIE ANDERSON : All the Things I Lost in the Flood
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Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780847860555
Record created on 07/31/17
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp. illus.

Summary: An icon of performance art and the indie-music world, this is the first book on the artist's full career to date, as curated by the artist herself. Laurie Anderson is one of the most revered artists working today, and she is as prolific as she is inventive. She is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (her most recent foray, Heart of a Dog, was lauded as an "experimental marvel" by the Los Angeles Times). Anderson moves seamlessly between the music world and the fine-art world while maintaining her stronghold in both. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the technology boom of the last ten years. Regardless of the medium, however, it is exploration of language (and how it seeps into the image) and storytelling that is her metier. A few years ago, Anderson began poring through her extensive archive of nearly forty years of work, which includes scores of documentation, notebooks, and sketchbooks. In the process, she rediscovered important work and looked at well-known projects with a new lens. In this landmark volume, the artist brings together the most comprehensive collection of her artwork to date, some of which has never before been seen or published. Spanning drawing, multimedia installations, performance, and new projects using augmented reality, the extensive volume traverses four decades of her groundbreaking art. Each chapter includes commentary written by Anderson herself, offering an intimate understanding of her work through the artist's own words.

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Item Number: 146463
Title: Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Anderson, Jocelyn
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781501334979
Record created on 08/11/17
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 256pp., 8 color, 40 b&w illus

Summary: Over the course of the long 18th century, many of England's grandest country houses became known for displaying noteworthy architecture and design, large collections of sculptures and paintings, and expansive landscape gardens and parks. Although these houses continued to function as residences and spaces of elite retreat, they had powerful public identities: increasingly accessible to tourists and extensively described by travel writers, they began to be celebrated as sites of great importance to national culture. This book examines how these identities emerged, repositioning the importance of country houses in 18th-century Britain and exploring what it took to turn them into tourist attractions. Drawing on travel books, guidebooks, and dozens of tourists' diaries and letters, it explores what it meant to tour country houses such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Wilton, Kedleston and Burghley in the tumultuous 1700s. It also questions the legacies of these early tourists: both as a critical cultural practice in the 18th century and an extraordinary and controversial influence in British culture today, country-house tourism is a phenomenon that demands investigation.

Contents: Introduction - 'Come Here for Entertainment and Instruction' - Country Houses Exhibited to the Public. 1. 'For the Numerous Strangers Who Visit' - Tourists' Itineraries and Practices. 2. 'A Sumptuous Pile of Building' - Remaking the Sights and Spaces of the House. 3. 'Eminent in Public Estimation' - The Transformation of Country Houses' Paintings and Sculptures. 4. 'A Degree of Taste and Elegance' - Commenting on Country Houses' Interiors. 5. 'The Beauties of Nature' - Descriptions of Country-House Gardens and Parks. Conclusion - 'The Visitor of Today' - Legacies of 18th-Century Country-House Tourism. Appendix - Country-house Guidebooks.

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Item Number: 149191
Title: DAVID KIMBALL ANDERSON : Works 1969-2017
Author: Wilson-Powell, MaLin
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781942185536
Record created on 06/20/18
Available August 2018
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Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 164pp., 73 color illus.

Summary: Spanning nearly four decades of work by Santa Cruz–based sculptor David Kimball Anderson (born 1946), this monograph presents a chronology of Anderson’s works, which balance the industrial and the delicate through such materials as steel, fiberglass and wood.

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Item Number: 144782
Title: Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art
Author: Andersson, Andrea (ed)
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781442649842
Record created on 03/08/17
Description: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 352pp.

Summary: One of the most important movements in twenty-first century literature is the emergence of conceptual writing. By knowingly drawing on the histories of art and literature, conceptual writing upended traditional categorical conventions. Postscript is the first collection of writings on the subject of conceptual writing by a diverse field of scholars in the realms of art, literature, media, as well as the artists themselves. Using new and old technology, and textual and visual modes including appropriation, transcription, translation, redaction, and repetition, the contributors actively challenge the existing scholarship on conceptual art. Rather than segregating the work of visual artists from that of writers we are shown the ways in which conceptual art is, and remains, a mutually supportive interaction between the arts

Contents: 1. I, too, wondered…" - An Introduction to Writing After Conceptual Art, Andrea Andersson. 2. The Conceptualist Turn - Wittgenstein and the New Writing, Marjorie Perloff. 3. Fate of Echo, Craig Dworkin. 4. Was Ist Los, Seth Price. 5. Echo, Vanessa Place. 6. Sharon Hayes and Most People, Rachel Haidu. 7. What Do We Mean By Performance Writing?, Caroline Bergvall. 8. Rescuing the Past - Repetition and Reenactment in Jeremy Deller, Andrea Geyer, and Sharon Hayes, Patrick Greaney. 9. From Notes on Conceptualism, Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place. 10. The Melancholy of Conceptualism, Michael Golston. 11. Untimely Models, Lytle Shaw. 12. Indifferent Voices, Paul Elliman. 13. A Week of Blogs for the Poetry Foundation, Kenneth Goldsmith. 14. Give Them What They Want - Populist Rhetoric in Conceptual Art and Writing, Brian Reed. 15. To Teach and Delight - A Few Precedents for an Art of Instruction, Cathleen Chaffee. 16. Semantic Analysis - The Art of Parsing Found Text, Sarah Cook. 17. Conceptual Computing and Digital Writing, Nick Monfort. 18. Poetry Without Poets, Darren Wershler. 19. Documents from "True Mirror", David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey. 20. From Distribution to Dispersion - Conceptual Writing in the Age of the Internet, Gwen Allen. 21. Little Bastard, Ryan Gander with Alice Fisher and Stuart Bailey. 22. What Was Conceptual Writing?, Nick Thurston. 23. The Bioinformatic Sublime - The Life of Data and the Data of Life in Conceptual Writing, Paul Stephens. 24. Two Dots Over a Vowel, Christian Bök. 25. Like In Valencia - On Translating Equivalence, Mónica de la Torre. 26. Russian Lessons for Conceptual Writing, Jacob Edmund. 27. Reading as Art, Simon Morris with Thomas Campbell. 28. Ambivalence of the Grid, Liz Kotz. 29. The Concrete, The Conceptual, and the Galáxias, Antonio Sergio Bessa. 30. N.B., Seth Kim-Cohen. 31. Plagiarism - A response to Thomas Fink, Tan Lin.

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Item Number: 148781
Title: Silent History : Body Language and Nonverbal Identity, 1860-1914
Author: Andersson, Peter K
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9780773554757
Record created on 04/26/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 98 photos.

Summary: The written and verbal traces of the past have been extensively studied by historians, but what about the nonverbal traces? In recent years, historians have expanded their attention to other kinds of sources, but seldom have they taken into account the most vital and omnipresent nonverbal aspect of life - body language. Silent History explores the potential of early photography to uncover the structure and nature of everyday body language in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a close study of street photography by pioneering photographers who were the first to document urban everyday life with hidden cameras, Peter Andersson examines a key period of history in a new light. By focusing on a number of body poses and gestures common to the nonverbal communication of the fin de siècle, he reveals the identifications and connotations of daily social interaction beyond the written word. Andersson also depicts a broader picture of the body and its relationship to popular culture by placing photographic analysis within a context of magazine illustration, caricature, music-hall entertainment, and the elusive urban subcultures of the day. Studying archival photographs from Austria, England, and Sweden, Silent History provides a clear picture of the emergence of the modern bodily conventions that still define us.

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Item Number: 147514
Title: TADAO ANDO : The Colours of Light Volume 1
Author: Pare, Richard
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780714875149
Record created on 12/06/17
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 264pp., 350 illus.

Summary: A new edition of the acclaimed portfolio of work by Japan's leading architect, now featuring digitally remastered photographs. An exquisite work of art in its own right, this book is the result of ten years' collaboration between the English photographer Richard Pare and the internationally renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. This new edition features all the same extraordinary photographs, completely remastered from the original negatives, bringing this beautiful volume back to life. Pare's remarkable images shed new light on this important body of work, while Ando's original line drawings and sketches provide unparalleled insight into his creative process.

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