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New titles week of 04/09/18: Found 72 titles
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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: 146863
Title: Almost Eternal : Painting on Stone and Material Innovation in Early Modern Europe
Author: Baker-Bates, Piers ; Elena M. Calvillo (eds)
Price: $159.00
ISBN: 9789004315051
Record created on 09/28/17
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Uno Nuovo Modo di Colorire in Pietra: Technical Experimentation in the Art of Sebastiano del Piombo, Piers Baker-Bates . 2.Painted Stone: Idea and Practice in Italian Renaissance, Ana González Mozo . 3. 'Un paragone con oro su': Material Innovation, Invention and Sebastiano del Piombo's Papal Portraiture, Elena Calvillo. 4. The Matter of Similitude: Stone Paintings and the Limits of Representation in Cavaliere d'Arpino's Perseus and Andromedaand Jacques Stella's Jacob's Dream, Christopher J. Nygren. 5. Antonio Tempesta's Paintings on Stone and the Development of a Genre in 17th-Century Italy, Johanna Beate Lohff . 6. Glances into Stone: Hans von Aachen's Paintings on Stone, Susanne Wegmann. 7. Painting on Stone and Metal: Material Meaning and Innovation in Early Modern Northern European Art, Nadia Baadj. 8. 'Painting the Eternal': Micromosaic Materiality and Transubstantiation in an Icon of Christ at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Anna Marazuela Kim. 9. Invention, Ambition and Failure: Niccolò Tornioli (1606-51) and "Il Segreto di Colorire il Marmo," Giulia Martina Weston . 10. Salvator Rosa: A Variety of Surfaces, Helen Langdon. (Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 10)

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Item Number: 147213
Title: Commedia dell'Arte in Context
Author: Balme, Christopher B. (et al)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781107028562
Record created on 11/02/17
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 357pp.

Summary: The commedia dell'arte, the improvised Italian theatre that dominated the European stage from 1550 to 1750, is arguably the most famous theatre tradition to emerge from Europe in the early modern period. Its celebrated masks have come to symbolize theatre itself and have become part of the European cultural imagination. Over the past twenty years a revolution in commedia dell'arte scholarship has taken place, generated mainly by a number of distinguished Italian scholars. Their work, in which they have radically separated out the myth from the history of the phenomenon remains, however, largely untranslated into English (or any other language). The present volume gathers together these Italian and English-speaking scholars to synthesize for the first time this research for both specialist and non-specialist readers. The book is structured around key topics that span both the early modern period and the twentieth-century reinvention of the commedia dell'arte.

Contents: 1. Knots and doubleness - the engine of the commedia dell'arte, Ferdinando Taviani. 2. Popular traditions, carnival, dance, Riccardo Drusi. 3. Notebooks, prologues and scenarios, Stefan Hulfeld. 4. Between improvisation and book, Piermario Vescovo. 5. Journeys, Siro Ferrone. 6. France, Virginia Scott. 7. The Iberian Peninsula, María del Valle Ojeda Calvo. 8. German-speaking countries, M. A. Katritzky. 9. Eighteenth-century Russia, Laurence Senelick. 10. England, Robert Henke. 11. Northern Europe, Bent Holm. 12. Commedia dell'Arte and the Church, Bernadette Majorana. 13. Commedia dell'arte and dominant culture, Raimondo Guarino. 14. Iconography of the commedia dell'arte, Renzo Guardenti. 15. Stanislavsky and Meyerhold, Franco Ruffini. 16. Copeau and the work of the actor, Marco Consolini. 17. Staging Gozzi - Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Brecht, Besson, Franco Vazzoler. 18. Staging Goldoni - Reinhardt, Strehler, Erika Fischer-Lichte. 19. Eduardo De Filippo and the mask of Pulcinella, Teresa Megale. 20. Commedia dell'Arte and political theatre, Paolo Puppa. 21. Commedia dell'Arte and experimental theatre, Mirella Schino. 22. Commedia dell'arte in opera and music 1550-1750, Anne MacNeil. 23. From Mozart to Henze, Andrea Fabiano. 24. Commedia dell'arte in dance, Stefano Tomassini. 25. The circus and the artist as Saltimbanco, Sandra Pietrini. (Literature in Context)

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Item Number: 148559
Title: Cagli nel Seicento. ANTON FRANCESCO BERARDI e il suo palazzo
Author: Costantini, Elisabetta
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788876638510
Record created on 04/01/18
Description: Ancona: Il lavoro, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 126pp. illus.

Summary: Il secentesco palazzo Berardi di Cagli è uno scrigno d’arte e di filosofia, e contenne pure una notevole biblioteca. Questo saggio studia le strutture architettoniche del palazzo e i dipinti a fresco – di varie epoche e di diverso soggetto – rilevando il valore semantico e i richiami filosofici, dunque la cultura e la visione del mondo del committente e della famiglia che lì abitò. Cagli nel XVII secolo si rivela tutt’altro che estranea ai fermenti culturali del tempo.

Contents: Le famiglie cagliesi eminenti del XVII secolo e i loro palazzi ; La storia del palazzo Berardi e delle sue trasformazioni ; Le sale antiche del palazzo e i loro dipinti ; Un'accademia speciale ; Il secondo Anton Francesco e la crescita del palazzo ; L'Accademia arcadica e il ninfeo ; Appendice documentaria. (Quaderni di Studi pesaresi, 2)

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Item Number: 148306
Title: The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù : BERNINI and His Age
Author: Wolk-Simon, Linda (ed) ; Christopher M.S. Johns
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780916101008
Record created on 03/13/18
Description: Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 639pp., 246 color images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù. Bernini and His Age is the most significant book available in any language on the Church of the Gesù in Rome-the mother church of the Society of Jesus. It is a permanent record of the landmark exhibition, mounted at the Fairfield University Art Museum (1 February - 19 May 2018), that featured artistic treasures, never before seen in the U.S., from the Gesù: Bernini's bust of St. Robert Bellarmine; Gaulli's monumental painted wood model of the apse; a gilt bronze altar sculpture by the versatile painter, draftsman and sculptor Ciro Ferri; the sumptuous jeweled cartegloria from the altar of St. Ignatius of Loyola; and the magnificent embroidered chasuble of the Gesù's great benefactor, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. These masterpieces were joined by more than fifty paintings, sculptures, rare books, precious objects, drawings, prints, and historical documents by Bernini, Domenichino, Gaulli, Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratta, and Andrea Pozzo, among other Italian baroque masters, on loan from U.S. museums and private collections. Richly illustrated with 246 color images, this volume tells the fascinating and intertwined stories of the Gesù's early history and splendid interior embellishment, together with the foundational chapters of the Society of Jesus. The narrative threads of these stories include the enviable patronage of the powerful Farnese family, who championed the cause of the new order and funded the building of the Gesù; the long and at times challenging campaign to suitably embellish its austere and barren interior and dedicate its principal altars; and the imperative to formulate a new imagery exalting and promoting the Order's founders, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, following their canonization in 1622. The catalogue of the works of art included in the exhibition is preceded by fourteen essays by an international team of specialists in Italian baroque sacred art and religious culture.

Contents: Greeting, Vincenzo D'Adamo, S.J., Rector of the Church of the Gesù, Rome ; Foreword, Philippe de Montebello Honorary Chair, Exhibition Committee ; Introduction, Linda Wolk-Simon ; The Jesuits' Engagement with the Arts - How Did It Happen?, John W. O'Malley, S.J. ; The Fortunes of the Society of Jesus - Ecclesia triumphans to Dominus ac Redemptor , Christopher M. S. Johns ; "The Finger of God Is Here" - The Farnese, the Jesuits, and the Gesù, Linda Wolk-Simon ; Instrument of Persuasion - The Façade of the Gesù, John Beldon Scott ; The Church of the Gesù in Rome and the First Phase of Its Decoration, Gauvin Alexander Bailey ; The Lost Monument to Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, Xavier F. Salomon ; The Honor of the Altar, the Fate of Cults - Jesuit Saints in Roman Churches (1670-1713), Evonne Levy ; Gian Paolo Oliva - The Forgotten Celebrity of Baroque Rome, Franco Mormando ; Joshua and the Jesuits - The Battle for the Apse of the Gesù, Louise Rice ; "Upon the Roof of Heav'n" - Giovanni Battista Gaulli's Dome, Pendentive, and Vault Frescoes at the Gesù, Christopher M. S. Johns ; The Triumph of the Name of Jesus - Evidence for the Evolution of the Nave Fresco in the Gesù, Betsy Rosasco ; Teatri sacri - Andrea Pozzo and the Quarant'ore at the Gesù, Andrew Horn ; The Altar of Aloysius Gonzaga in Sant'Ignazio in Rome - A Theater to a Jesuit Saint, Andrew Horn ; Catalogue of the Exhibition. (Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts, 17)

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Item Number: 148647
Title: Photo-Eye FRITZ BLOCK : New Photography, Modern Color Slides
Author: Jaeger, Roland
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9783858817891
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: Zurich: Scheidegger and Spiess, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 336pp., 125 color, 350 b&w illus.

Summary: Fritz Block (1889–1955) was one of the most dedicated proponents of Germany’s postwar New Building movement. Starting in 1929, he also used the medium of photography to express the impulse of modernism along the ideals of New Objectivity and New Vision, traveling as a photojournalist to Paris, Marseille, and North Africa, as well as in 1931 to the United States, on a trip that took him to New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles. In spite of his prodigious accomplishments, because of his Jewish heritage, Block was banned by the Nazis from working as an architect in Germany in 1933, as well as from publishing his photographs. After this, he turned entirely to photography on extensive trips abroad. The first book to focus on Block’s work as a photographer, Photo-Eye Fritz Block features a vast range of photographs taken throughout his entire career. Among his major journeys were a Zeppelin flight to Rio de Janeiro in 1933 and a world cruise in 1938. Block eventually emigrated to Los Angeles in late 1938, where he focused on color slides for educational purposes that characterized his work from 1940 to 1955. It was during this period that he produced an innovative series of slides depicting California’s architectural modernism, which were widely distributed throughout the United States. Vividly illustrated with 475 photographs, including many in full color and published here for the first time, Photo-Eye Fritz Block demonstrates Block’s significance in modern photography.

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Item Number: 148632
Title: The Book
Author: Borsuk, Amaranth
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 9780262535410
Record created on 04/09/18
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 18cm., pbk., 344pp., 21 b&w illus.

Summary: What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. Contrary to the many reports of its death (which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e-readers), the book is alive. Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term “book” commonly refers to both medium and content. And the medium has proved to be malleable. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities. (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

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Item Number: 135955
Title: HANS BURGKMAIR and the Visual Translation of Knowledge in the German Renaissance
Author: West, Ashley D
Price: $157.00
ISBN: 9781909400320
Record created on 05/01/15
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 300pp. illus. Summary: In a book that lies at the intersection of print and media studies, art and humanism, and the history of science and collecting, West examines the work of Augsburg painter and printmaker Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531), a leading figure of the German Renaissance. The developments of mechanical reproduction, the expansion of international commerce, new global encounters, Ottoman incursions, and religious reform defined a period of political and cultural uncertainty in the early sixteenth century of the Holy Roman Empire. With this period of great change as the historical context, West investigates a selection of Burgkmair's paintings, drawings, and especially woodcuts to show how these images participate in contemporary debates about knowledge and the relative trustworthiness or deceptiveness of appearances. Themes of poetic invention, documentary claims, and notions of history extend the role of art to signal shifts in competing and overlapping paradigms of knowledge and virtue. In its broadest sense, West offers a reassessment of the Renaissance in the North, defined not through the lens of Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg but rather through the achievements of one of his most ambitious and overlooked peers, Hans Burgkmair of Augsburg. (Renovatio Artium: Harvey Miller Studies in the Arts of the Renaissance.)
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Item Number: 148630
Title: Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden : The Palace and the Royal Quarter
Author: Busck, Jens Gunni
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9788793229105
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Description: Copenhagen: Historika, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 60pp., 40 illus. English text.

Summary: This book tells the story of Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden and the royal residents of the palace over the centuries. Amalienborg's palace square constitutes the central square of the monumental quarter of Frederiksstaden, which Frederik V had built starting in about 1750. The four palaces of the nobility that make up the palace complex were built simultaneously, but were taken over by the royal family after Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794. Since 1920 Amalienborg has been the permanent residence of the Danish monarchy.

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Item Number: 148609
Title: FREDERIC CHURCH's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture
Author: Rosenbaum, Julia B. ; Karen Zukowski (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780847863112
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Frederic Church, the leader of the much-loved group of artists known as the Hudson River School, made his name as a painter of monumental landscapes in the mid-1800s, helping to develop our vision of landscape and shaping the cultural identity of America. He applied his artistic talent to the house and property that he named Olana, known today as Olana State Historic Site and located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. The 250-acre naturalistic landscape surrounding the house is a work of art in itself, and the magnificent views beyond Olana were an essential part of Church's composition, which he carefully designed with an artist's eye to the property's 360-degree views of neighboring hills, valleys, the Hudson River, and distant mountains. Church was an observer of the cosmos, and Olana, set in the center of the Hudson River Valley, was his laboratory of observation of all of nature. Spectacular photography by Larry Lederman of Olana, its landscape and house, inside and out, illustrates one of Church's greatest works of art. The images, many taken especially for this book, have been shot in all seasons and all weather, and include panoramic and aerial views, sunsets, detail shots of both the house and landscape, as well as interior views of the house. Essays will delve into Church and his inspirations and motivations, illuminating not only the estate he built but also his work as an artist.

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Item Number: 148369
Title: Viri Antiqui
Author: Claveria Nadal, Montserrat
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788447218899
Record created on 03/16/18
Description: Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 300pp. illus.

Summary: Los retratos masculinos de personajes ilustres de la Antigüedad desempeñaron un papel destacado en las colecciones de escultura de tradición anticuaria. Las series de los doce césares biografiados en las Vitae Caesarum de Suetonio se enriquecían con efigies de emperadores, privados, hombres de letras y sabios griegos y romanos con el fin de decorar los espacios palaciales más nobles y reafirmar con ello el poder del coleccionista y de sus familiares, que a través de estas imágenes del pasado manifestaban la continuidad histórica de su ascendencia, el valor de su estirpe y la legitimidad de los cargos que desempeñaban en su sociedad. En la actualidad, buena parte de estos retratos se conservan en los almacenes de los museos o se exhiben en sus salas, pero en muchas casos se desconoce su identidad, a quien se quiso que figurasen, si son antiguos o modernos, si resultan de una remodelación o si sufrieron restauraciones a lo largo de su historia. Este libro ofrece una reflexión al entorno de estas esculturas de colección que representan a VIRI ANTIQVI, es una aproximación a estas obras desde un punto de vista multidisciplinar en la que conservadores y restauradores de museos, arqueólogos e historiadores del arte han puesto en común sus análisis para obtener una comprensión más completa del origen, la función y la historia de estos retratos masculinos de estilo clásico. En este volumen se atiende al gusto de renombrados coleccionistas como Nicolàs de Azara, Miquel May, Giovanni Grimani o Ippolito II d'Este. Se analiza la reparación de estas esculturas a lo largo de la historia mediante el estudio de casos de la Gliptoteca de Múnich, de los Preussische Schlösser und Garten de Berlín y Brandemburgo, de la Casa ducal de Medinaceli en Sevilla y del Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya y se reflexiona sobre las metodologías de conservación y restauración de más actualidad. Se profundiza en aspectos iconográficos de personajes muy valorados en estas colecciones modernas como Pseudo Vitelio, Julio César, Cicerón, Antonino Pío o Caracalla y se consideran dos tipos de producciones que habitualmente completaron estas series de viri ilustres y que a pesar de ello no se han tratado en profundidad. Uno de ellos lo constituyen los bustos sobre los que se colocaron estos retratos y el segundo los medallones marmóreos con efigies imperiales o viri cultos.

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Item Number: 143501
Title: Birds of a Feather : JOSEPH CORNELL's Homage to Juan Gris
Author: McKinley, Mary Clare
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781588396273
Record created on 10/27/16
Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 96pp. illus.

Summary: Joseph Cornell first viewed Cubist painter Juan Gris’s The Man at the Café in October 1953. This visual encounter prompted Cornell to create more than a dozen hand-constructed shadow boxes as homages to Gris, each featuring a variation on a motif that echoes formal elements in Gris’s painting. This unique book explores Cornell’s deep fascination with Gris, uncovering compositional similarities that indicate numerous cross-currents, including allusions in Cornell’s work to Gris’s crucial influence and the artists’ shared interests in French culture and the ballet. Cornell/Gris yields a new perspective on Cornell’s famed boxes while also shedding light on Gris’s painting, establishing points of connection between two key figures of the avant-garde who lived a generation apart.

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Item Number: 148627
Title: The Architecture of Art History : A Historiography
Author: Crinson, Mark ; Richard J. Williams
Price: $82.00
ISBN: 9781350020917
Record created on 04/09/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 308pp., 30 b&w illus.

Summary: What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture

Contents: 1. The German Tradition. 2. The Architectural Unconscious – Steinberg and Baxandall. 3. Modernism- Institutional and Phenomenal. 4. From Image to Environment – Reyner Banham's Architecture. 5. The New Art History. 6. October's Architecture.

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Item Number: 147919
Title: Art for Animals : Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870–1914
Author: Cronin, J. Keri
Price: $94.95
ISBN: 9780271080093
Record created on 01/17/18
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 53 b&w illus.

Summary: Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public’s understanding of what it means to be “kind,” “cruel,” and “inhumane” toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. Following in the footsteps of earlier-formed organizations like the RSPCA and ASPCA, animal advocacy groups such as the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection made significant use of visual art in literature and campaign materials. But, enabled by new and improved technologies and techniques, they took the imagery much further than their predecessors, turning toward vivid, pointed, and at times graphic depictions of human-animal interactions. Keri Cronin explains why the activist community embraced this approach, details how the use of such tools played a critical role in educational and reform movements in the United States, Canada, and England, and traces their impact in public and private spaces. Far from being peripheral illustrations of points articulated in written texts or argued in impassioned speeches, these photographs, prints, paintings, exhibitions, “magic lantern” slides, and films were key components of animal advocacy at the time, both educating the general public and creating a sense of shared identity among the reformers. Uniquely focused on imagery from the early days of the animal rights movement and filled with striking visuals, Art for Animals sheds new light on the history and development of modern animal advocacy. (Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures)

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Item Number: 148401
Title: THOMAS WILMER DEWING : Beauty into Art : A Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Hobbs, Susan A
Price: $300.00
ISBN: 9780300219210
Record created on 03/19/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, 1056pp., 637 color illus.

Summary: Best known for his interiors and landscapes featuring beautiful women in artful poses and subtly related color harmonies, Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851–1938) lived and worked at the forefront of developments in modern American art. His paintings, which navigate a course between the bravura of John Singer Sargent and the attenuated aestheticism of James McNeill Whistler, convey a sensuous beauty that remains uniquely his and that represents an exceptional phase in American painting. Featuring a comprehensive biography and engaging, narrative commentaries, this elegant, 2-volume catalogue raisonné is an essential and much-needed reference. Included here are more than 550 works of art as well as previously unpublished photographs from the artist’s own albums; each work is accompanied by a full provenance, exhibition histories, and literature—both published and archival.

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Item Number: 148550
Title: Con dolce forza : Donne nell’universo musicale del Cinque e Seicento
Author: Donati, Laura ; Eike Schmidt (et al)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9788859618447
Record created on 03/30/18
Description: Firenze: Polistampa, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 160pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Oratorio di Santa Caterina delle Ruote, Bagno a Ripoli.

Summary: “Con dolce forza imprimeva ne’ cuori qualunque affetto”: così Jacopo Cicognini descriveva nel 1619 l’esibizione di Arcangela Paladini nella cappella privata dell’arciduchessa Maria Maddalena d’Austria. Siamo nel periodo di transizione tra l’epoca nella quale per le donne la musica è una disciplina basilare dell’educazione, da frequentare esclusivamente in ambienti familiari o conventuali strettamente privati, a quella in cui diviene attività professionale con risvolti pubblici di grande prestigio, con figure come la compositrice Francesca Caccini o le cortigiane cantanti Checca e Margherita Costa. La mostra presenta, accanto a queste figure di donne musiciste, anche delle pittrici che per varie ragioni amavano raffigurarsi accanto a strumenti musicali, come Lavinia Fontana e Marietta Robusti, figlia del celebre Jacopo Tintoretto. Affronta inoltre il tema del mecenatismo musicale femminile, come fenomeno emblematicamente rappresentato alla corte dei Medici da personaggi come Cristina di Lorena e Vittoria della Rovere.

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Item Number: 148617
Title: The Rebirth of an English Country House: St. Giles House
Author: The Earl of Shaftsbury ; Tim Knox ; Justin Barton (photos)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780847863204
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: The brilliantly restored St. Giles House, in the idyllic Dorset countryside, offers high-point Georgian architecture and interiors that bridge many historical styles. The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, 39-year-old Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, invites the reader into the house that his family has called home since the fifteenth century. In recent years, his award-winning restoration has brought the house back to life, transforming exquisite spaces that honor the past while being suited to twenty-first-century living. English country-house splendor, through the hands of some of the world’s top artisans and craftspeople, returns to the house in the form of re-created wallpapers, customized paints, revived furniture from the Georgian and Victorian periods, reworked antique Brussels tapestries, restored plasterwork and textiles, and a complete overhaul of the landscape, with its sunken garden, woodlands, avenue of beeches, lake, and shell-encrusted grotto. With stories of noteworthy architecture, beautiful interiors, and centuriesof a single family’s involvement in British and world history, this book will appeal to devotees of country living, the aristocratic life, historic houses, and English interior design.

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Item Number: 147480
Title: The Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern Culture
Author: Enenkel, Karl A.E. ; Anita Traninger (eds)
Price: $185.00
ISBN: 9789004351844
Record created on 12/01/17
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 550pp., 65 color, 65 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Introduction - The Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern Culture, ?Anita Traninger and Karl A.E. Enenkel. 2. Pleasures of the Imagination - Narrating the Nymph, from Boccaccio to Lope De Vega, Anita Traninger. 3. Salmacis, Hermaphrodite, and the Inversion of Gender - Allegorical Interpretations and Pictorial Representations of an Ovidian Myth, ca. 1300-1770, Karl Enenkel. 4. The Sleeping Nymph Revisited - Ekphrasis, Genius Loci and Silence, Barbara Baer. 5. 'Who, Then, is the "Nympha"?' An Iconographic Analysis of the Figure of the Maid in the Tornabuoni Frescoes, Agata Anna Chrzanowska. 6. Lamenting, Dancing, Praising - The Multilayered Presence of Nymphs in Florentine Elegiac Poetry of the Quattrocento, Christoph Pieper. 7. An Epiphanic Figure with the Power To Bind - Lia's Role in Boccaccio's Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine, Tobias Leuker. 8. Renaissance Nymphs as Intermediaries in Early Modern German Territorial Politics, Andreas Keller. 9. Discursive Sisters of the Arts, Raw Material of Inspiration - The Early Pegnitz Flower Society's Nymphs, Damaris Leimgruber. 10. The Mediality of the Nymph in the Cultural Context of Pirro Visconti's Villa at Lainate, Mira Becker-Sawatzky. 11. Nymphs Bathing in the King's Garden - La Granja de San Ildefonso and Caserta, Eva-Bettina Krems. 12. Venez plorer ma desolation - Lamenting and Mourning Nymphs in Culture and Music Around 1500, Wolfgang Fuhrmann. 13. The Nymph's Voice as an Acoustic Reflection of the Self, Michaela Kaufmann. 14. Founding Sisters - Nymphs and Aetiology in Humanist Latin Poetry, Christian Peters. 15. Our White Ladies on the Graves - Historicisations of Nymphs in Early Modern Antiquarianism, Bernd Roling. (Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 54)

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Item Number: 147122
Title: BAYT FARHI and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries
Author: Macaulay-Lewis, Elizabeth
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9780897571005
Record created on 10/24/17
Description: Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2018. 36cm., hardcover, 356pp., 255 color, 47 b&w illus.

Summary: One of the largest and most important palatial houses of late 18th- and early 19th-century Damascus belonged to the Farhi family, who served as financial administrators to successive Ottoman governors in Damascus and Acre. The conversion of Bayt Farhi to a hotel provided a unique opportunity to make a detailed examination of its architecture, which is comparable to those of affluent Christians and Muslims, and decorated with high quality materials in the latest styles. Bayt Farhi's outstanding architecture and decoration is documented and presented in this first comprehensive analysis of it and Damascus's other prominent Sephardic mansions Matkab 'Anbar, Bayt Dahdah, Bayt Stambouli, and Bayt Lisbona. The Hebrew poetic inscriptions in these residences reveal how the Farhis and other leading Sephardic families perceived themselves and how they presented themselves to their own community and other Damascenes. A history of the Farhis and the Jews of Damascus provides the context for these houses, along with the architectural development of the monumental Damascene courtyard house. Lavishly illustrated with extensive color photographs, plans, and reconstruction drawings the book brings to life the home environment of the lost elite Sephardic community of Ottoman Damascus. It will be an essential resource for those studying the architecture, history, and culture of Syria and the Ottoman Empire. (Annual of ASOR, 72)

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Item Number: 148629
Title: Entwurfsdinge : Vom Sammeln als Werkzeug moderner Architektur
Author: Froschauer, Eva Maria
Price: $80.99
ISBN: 9783035616118
Record created on 04/09/18
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Description: Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 560pp., 100 color, 200 b&w illus.

Summary: Die Vorgänge des Sammelns und die Materialität von Sammlungen werden in diesem Buch mit Entwurfsvorgängen in der modernen Architektur zusammengeführt. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele der Architektur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts beschreibt die Autorin ein kaum beachtetes Entwurfswerkzeug und dessen Operativität. Gesammelte (Vorbild-)Dinge werden ausgemacht und deren Anverwandlung im Sinne der ‚Kreation‘ an sechs originellen Einzelfällen dargestellt.

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Item Number: 148261
Title: Santa Maria dell'Orto : il complesso architettonico trasteverino : studi, progetti, restauri
Author: Funghi, Michele ; Williams Troiano (eds)
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9788898981045
Record created on 03/05/18
Description: Roma: Dei Merangoli, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 610pp. prof. illus., most in color.

Contents: L'area meridionale della Regio XIV Transtiberim in età romana: storia degli scavi e cenni di inquadramento topografico, Massimiliano Ghilardi ; L'architettura del Trastevere a Roma tra Duecento e Trecento, Silvia D'Acchille ; L'area meridionale di Trastevere in età moderna: gli interventi di Paolo V e l'incidenza dei complessi religiosi nel disegno urbano, Ilaria Delsere ; Strategie urbane benedettine in Trastevere sotto Paolo V. Via Anicia e la fondazione del Collegio Gregoriano, Marisa Tabarrini ; Il Quartiere Mastai a Trastevere, un'esemplare cittadella operaia rimasta incompiuta, Maria Luisa Neri ; Il complesso architettonico di Santa Maria dell'Orto: storia edilizia dalla fondazione tardo quattrocentesca alla fine del XVIII secolo, Michele Funghi ; Ornamento e risparmio: l'opera di Valvassori in Santa Maria dell'Orto, Augusto Roca De Amicis ; Pittura e scultura nella fabbrica horticiana dal Cinquecento al Settecento, Liliana Barroero ; Devozione e decorazione nell'oratorio di Santa Maria dell'Orto, Adriana Capriotti ; I restauri ottocenteschi della chiesa tra contaminazioni di linguaggi e nuove istanze Devozionali, Francesca Gottardo ; I restauri della Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici di Roma (1984-99). Gli interventi di consolidamento statico e il restauro della chiesa, Pier Luigi Porzio, Pierfranco Ventura ; Palmo a palmo. Il percorso restitutivo del rilievo architettonico, Ludovica Cerone ; Modelli d'investigazione analitica complessa: integrazioni strumentali e tecniche per la conoscenza oltre la forma, Williams Troiano ; Rilievo digitale dell'oratorio e sperimentazioni di comunicazione interattiva, Leonardo Paris, Wissam Wahbeh ; L'analisi strutturale della fabbrica: simulazioni su modello numerico di calcolo, Livio Medda ; L'impianto decorativo dell'oratorio: l'intervento di conservazione e restauro, Eugenia Carolei ; Il catasto di Santa Maria dell'Orto: un'ipotesi di mappatura all'interno del Trastevere, Michele Funghi ; Apparati - - Cronologia sintetica - Appendici Documentarie - Appendice I - XVI secolo - Appendice II - XVII secolo - Appendice III - XVIII secolo - Appendice IV - XIX secolo - Appendice V - XX secolo.

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Item Number: 147290
Title: FRANK FURNESS : Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines
Author: Thomas, George E
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9780812249521
Record created on 11/12/17
Description: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 312p., 34 color, 84 b&w illus

Summary: Frank Furness (1839-1912) has remained a curiosity to architectural historians and critics, somewhere between an icon and an enigma, whose importance and impact have yet to be properly evaluated or appreciated. To some, his work pushed pattern and proportion to extremes, undermining or forcing together the historic styles he referenced in such eclectic buildings as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania Library. To others, he was merely a regional mannerist creating an eccentric personal style that had little resonance and modest influence on the future of architecture. By placing Furness in the industrial culture that supported his work, George Thomas finds a cutting-edge revolutionary who launched the beginnings of modern design, played a key part in its evolution, and whose strategies continue to affect the built world. In his sweeping reassessment of Furness as an architect of the machine age, Thomas grounds him in Philadelphia, a city led by engineers, industrialists, and businessmen who commissioned the buildings that extended modern design to Chicago, Glasgow, and Berlin. Thomas examines the multiple facets of Victorian Philadelphia's modernity, looking to its eager embrace of innovations in engineering, transportation, technology, and building, and argues that Furness, working for a particular cohort of clients, played a central role in shaping this context. His analyses of the innovative planning, formal, and structural qualities of Furness's major buildings identifies their designs as initiators of a narrative that leads to such more obviously modern figures as Louis Sullivan, William Price, Frank Lloyd Wright and eventually, the architects of the Bauhaus. Misunderstood and reviled in the traditional architectural centers of New York and Boston, Furness's projects, commissioned by the progressive industrialists of the new machine age, intentionally broke with the historical styles of the past to work in a modern way—from utilizing principles based on logistical planning to incorporating the new materials of the industrial age. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes more than eighty black-and-white and thirty color photographs that highlight the richness of his work and the originality of his design spanning more than forty years. (Haney Foundation Series)

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Item Number: 148644
Title: The Destruction of Art : Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution
Author: Gamboni, Dario
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781780239842
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 448pp., 151 illus. New Edition.

Summary: In January 2006, a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo’s David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dynamic between destruction and art. In this book, renowned art historian Dario Gamboni is the first to tackle this weighty issue in depth. Starting with the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, Gamboni investigates other instances of destruction around the globe, uncovering a surprisingly widespread phenomenon. As he demonstrates through analyses of nineteenth- and twentieth-century incidents in the United States and Europe, a complex relationship exists between the evolution of modern art and a long history of iconoclasm. Gamboni probes the concept of artists’ rights, the power of political protest, and the ways in which iconoclasm offers a unique interpretation of society’s relationship to art and material culture. Compelling, thought-provoking, and featuring more than one hundred and fifty illustrations, The Destruction of Art forces us to rethink the ways in which we interact with art and its power to shock or subdue.

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Item Number: 146989
Title: Hadrian's Wall
Author: Goldsworthy, Adrian
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781541644427
Record created on 10/16/17
Description: New York: Basic Books, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 192pp. illus.

Summary: Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was the extraordinary structure built--with what technology, skills, and materials? In Hadrian's Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy embarks on a historical and archeological investigation, sifting fact from legend while simultaneously situating the wall in the wider scene of Roman Britain. The result is a concise and enthralling history of a great architectural marvel of the ancient world.

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Item Number: 148345
Title: Russia : Art, Royalty and the Romanovs
Author: de Guitaut, Caroline ; Stephen Patterson
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781909741553
Record created on 03/15/18
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Description: London: Royal Collection Trust, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 496pp., 400 color plates. Exhibition held at The Queen's Gallery, London.

Summary: The histories of the British and Russian royal families have been entwined for centuries. In the first publication to examine the relationship between Britain and Russia using artworks drawn exclusively from the Royal Collection, Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs interweaves the familial, political, diplomatic, and artistic stories of these two nations over more than four hundred years. From initial contacts in the mid-sixteenth century, through alliances, marriages, and two World Wars, up to the current reign, this richly illustrated book gives readers a glimpse into the public and personal dealings of these two fascinating dynasties. With new research on previously unpublished works, including Imperial porcelain, arms, costume, insignia, and photographs, together with paintings by both Russian artists and British artists working in Russia, this will be the first time that the uniquely interlinked narrative of the art connecting the two royal families has been presented in such stunning, lavishly illustrated detail.

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Item Number: 147340
Title: Before the Fall : German and Austrian Art of the 1930s
Author: Heckmann, Stefanie (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783791357607
Record created on 11/20/17
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 200pp., 80 color, 100 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Neue Galerie, New York.

Summary: This exhibition, comprised of nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, will trace the many routes traveled by German and Austrian artists and will demonstrate the artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of World War II. Central topics of the exhibition will be the reaction of the artists towards their historical circumstances, the development of style with regard to the appropriation of various artistic idioms, the personal fate of artists, and major political events that shaped the era. The show assembles key works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the United States including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Franz Sedlacek, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker, who will each be represented by small groups of significant works. Among the important loans to the exhibition will be Max Beckmann's "Bird Hell" from 1937-38, Oskar Kokoschka's "Portrait of Thomas G. Masaryk" from 1935-36, and Richard Oelze's uncanny “Expectation" from 1935-36. The exhibition will also feature photographic portraits by Helmar Lerski and August Sander.

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Item Number: 148612
Title: Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
Author: Hicks, Ashley
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780847863198
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 29cm, hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: With rare access, interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks has photographed the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's monarch since 1837. An important representation of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles, the palace is the work of such noted architects as John Nash. Hicks's eye brings a vibrant take on the formal spaces, capturing the magnificent rooms furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. Starting at the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the opulently decorated State Rooms, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the Ballroom, which is the setting for twenty investiture ceremonies each year; and the Throne Room, used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s. The long, skylit Picture Gallery is hung with important works of art in the Royal Collection by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, van Dyck, Vermeer, and Canaletto, among others. Decorative furnishings from George IV's exotic Brighton Pavilion lend a fanciful turn to many of the rooms. This intimate tour through the Buckingham Palace State Rooms is a necessary addition to the libraries of devotees of the royal family, English architecture, decoration, and the fine arts in general.

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Item Number: 148027
Title: FERDINAND HODLER et Le Leman : Chefs-d'oeuvre de collections privees suisses
Author: Blome, Diana ; Niklaus Manuel Güdel (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783775744133
Record created on 02/01/18
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 135 illus. Exhibition held at Musée d’Art de Pully. French text.

Summary: The Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) is one of classic modernism’s most famous artists. One of the major motifs of his landscapes is Lake Geneva, which Hodler depicted more than 130 times over a period of around 45 years. Now, for the first time, it is the focus of an exhibition. Whether in Geneva harbor, in Lausanne, Chexbres, Caux, Chamby, or Pully, Hodler was always fascinated with the view of the lake and the many possible ways there were to portray its mountains, water, and sky. From the windows of his apartment on the Quai du Mont-Blanc in Geneva, he also produced his last planetary landscapes, whose brilliant colors and stylized forms further abstracted the motif. With essays and thematic texts introducing individual groups of works, this volume examines the significance of Lake Geneva in Hodler’s oeuvre from a variety of perspectives.

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Item Number: 147619
Title: Romantische Blick - Deutsche Zeichnungen des 19. Jahrhunderts
Author: Hübner, Christine (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783731906011
Record created on 12/13/17
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 176p., 109 color illus. Exhibition held at Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover.

Summary: In hochkarätigen Blättern erzählt die Ausstellung die Geschichte des Zeichnens in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert. Hier war die Handzeichnung seit dem Klassizismus um 1800 zum führenden künstlerischen Ausdrucksmittel geworden. Eine neue Lust an der zeichnerischen Erfassung bisher unbekannter Themen wurde wach, Künstler verfeinerten oder erfanden neue Verfahren und Techniken, und sie diskutierten wie nie zuvor mit Gelehrten und Sammlern über die grundlegende Bedeutung der Zeichnung in ihrem Schaffen. Die ausgewählten Meisterwerke aus dem Kupferstichkabinett des Landesmuseums illustrieren die Vielseitigkeit des Zeichnens in Deutschland zwischen Romantik und Realismus. Vorgestellt wird ein bedeutender, bisher nahezu unentdeckter Schatz und zugleich eine leitende Kunstgattung des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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Item Number: 148646
Title: YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO : Someday, Chicago
Author: Alinder, Jasmine ; John Tain
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780985096083
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: Chicago: DePaul Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 152pp., 30 color, 90 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This book examines the work of US-born photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) through its connections to Chicago, where he lived for over a decade and returned to repeatedly throughout his life. Long celebrated in Japan as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Ishimoto also maintained deep ties to his adopted home city of Chicago, where he arrived in 1945 after having been imprisoned in a US internment camp during World War II. It was in Chicago that he developed his uniquely modernist vision in two key ways. First, he created works that engaged in important conversation with that of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and others at the historic Institute of Design. Second, he immersed himself directly in the city’s neighborhoods, where he captured important social changes reflective of broader shifts elsewhere in the United States.

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Item Number: 148183
Title: Sensations : A New History of British Art
Author: Jones, Jonathan
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781786272973
Record created on 02/23/18
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Description: London: Laurence King, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 336pp. prof. illus.

Summary: In this new account of British art from the dawn of the scientific revolution to the present, Jonathan Jones argues for empiricism as the artistic impulse that unites the greatest British art. Artists from Hogarth to Tracey Emin, Gainsborough to Lucian Freud, have all shared a passion for looking hard at human beings and the natural world. While this zeal for precision and careful observation can be suffocating, Jones also shows how these national tendencies paved the way for Realism, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art.

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Item Number: 147408
Title: Giuliano de' Medici: Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art
Author: Jungic, Josephine
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9780773553200
Record created on 11/26/17
Description: Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 312pp., 40 color illus.

Summary: Most modern historians perpetuate the myth that Giuliano de' Medici (1479-1516), son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was nothing more than an inconsequential, womanizing hedonist with little inclination or ability for politics. In the first sustained biography of this misrepresented figure, Josephine Jungic re-evaluates Giuliano’s life and shows that his infamous reputation was exaggerated by Medici partisans who feared his popularity and respect for republican self-rule. Rejecting the autocratic rule imposed by his nephew, Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino), and brother, Giovanni (Pope Leo X), Giuliano advocated restraint and retention of republican traditions, believing his family should be “first among equals” and not more. As a result, the family and those closest to them wrote him out of the political scene, and historians - relying too heavily upon the accounts of supporters of Cardinal Giovanni and the Medici regime - followed suit. Interpreting works of art, books, and letters as testimony, Jungic constructs a new narrative to demonstrate that Giuliano was loved and admired by some of the most talented and famous men of his day, including Cesare Borgia, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael. More than a political biography, this volume offers a refreshing look at a man who was a significant patron and ally of intellectuals, artists, and religious reformers, revealing Giuliano to be at the heart of the period’s most significant cultural accomplishments.

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Item Number: 148645
Title: ANSELM KIEFER in Conversation with Klaus Dermutz
Author: Lewis, Tess (trans)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780857426031
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: London: Seagull Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp., 34 color plates.

Summary: The only visual artist to have won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Anselm Kiefer is a profoundly literary painter. In the ten conversations with the writer and theologian Klaus Dermutz collected here, Kiefer returns to the essential elements of his art, his aesthetics, and his creative processes. Kiefer describes how the central materials of his art—lead, sand, water, fire, ashes, plants, clothing, oil paint, watercolor, and ink—influence the act of creation. No less decisive are his intellectual and artistic touchstones: the sixteenth-century Jewish mystic Isaac Luria, the German Romantic poet Novalis, Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan, Martin Heidegger, Marcel Proust, Adalbert Stifter, the operas of Richard Wagner, the Catholic liturgy, and the innovative theater director and artist Tadeusz Kantor. Kiefer and Dermutz discuss all of these influential thinkers, as well as Kiefer’s own status as a controversial figure. His relentless examination of German history, the themes of guilt, suffering, communal memory, and the seductions of destruction have earned him equal amounts of criticism and praise. The conversations in this book offer a rare insight into the mind of a gifted creator, appealing to artists, critics, art historians, cultural journalists, and anyone interested in the visual arts and the literature and history of the twentieth century. (The German List)

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Item Number: 148623
Title: More than Meets the Eye : What Blindness Brings to Art
Author: Kleege, Georgina
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9780190604356
Record created on 04/09/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 176pp.

Summary: In the quarter century following the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, art museums, along with other public institutions, were tasked with making their facilities and collections more accessible to people with disabilities. Although blind and other disabled people have become marginally more visible in recent years, the vast majority of blind Americans remain undereducated and unemployed. In More Than Meets the Eye, Georgina Kleege shows how the scrutiny of one cultural issue-access to arts institutions-in relation to one subset of the disabled population- blind people-can lead us to larger and more general implications. Kleege begins by examining representations of blindness, arguing that traditional theories of blindness often fail to take into account the presence of other senses, or the ability of blind people to draw analogies from non-visual experience to develop concepts about visual phenomena. Following this, the book shifts its focus from the tactile to the verbal, describing Denis Diderot's remarkable range of techniques to describe art works for readers who were not able to view them. Diderot's writing not only provided a model for describing art, Kleege says, but proof that the experience of art is inextricably tied to language and thus not entirely dependent on sight. By intertwining her personal experience with scientific study and historical literary analysis, Kleege challenges traditional conceptions of blindness and overturns the assumption that the ideal art viewer must have perfect vision. More Than Meets the Eye seeks to establish a dialogue between blind people and the philosophers, scientists, and educators that study blindness, in order to create new aesthetic possibilities and a more genuinely inclusive society.

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Item Number: 148624
Title: More than Meets the Eye : What Blindness Brings to Art
Author: Kleege, Georgina
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780190604363
Record created on 04/09/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 176pp.
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Item Number: 148562
Title: Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe
Author: Knighton, Tass ; Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita (eds)
Price: $86.00
ISBN: 9782503579597
Record created on 04/02/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 428pp., 65 b&w illus.

Summary: A major new contribution to the study and understanding of the soundscapes of the early modern city. Hearing the City is a major new contribution to the field of urban musicology in the early modern period with twenty-one essays by leading figures in the field from Europe, the USA and Australia. The urban soundscape is studied from a range of different interdisciplinary perspectives, and its scope is broad, from the major role of city minstrels in fifteenth-century Viennese urban identity to the civic problems presented by the location of opera houses in Enlightenment Naples. The individual contributions explore themes related to the complex relationships between sound and space within the urban context and between social identity and civic authorities and draw on a wide range of source material from city pay documents and legislation to contemporaneous accounts, correspondence, travel writing, religious and moral tracts, fictional writing and architectural legacy. Aspects of urban soundscapes both specific and common to Naples, Rome, Palermo, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Lisbon, London, Vienna, Hamburg and Zurich are analyzed in their broader socio-cultural contexts, as well as the dynamic networks between cities in Europe and beyond. These case studies are framed by Tim Carter's stimulating introduction to the development of historical urban sound studies and a coda in the form of a discussion as to how the results of urban musicology might be applied through a digital platform to reach beyond academic discourse to involve modern citizens in hearing the soundworlds of the past.

Contents: 1. Tim Carter, Hearing and Listening - Some Problems for the Urban Musicologist. 2. Dinko Fabris, Urban Musicologies. 3. David Irving, Hearing Other Cities - The Role of Seaborne Empires and Colonial Emporia in Early Modern Musical Exchange. 4. Juan José Carreras, Topography, Sound and Music in Eighteenth-Century Madrid. 5. Bruce Smith, Sounding Shakespeare's London - The Noisy Politics of Ceremonial Entries. 6. Helen Hills, Veiling the Voice of Architecture. 7. Jan-Friedrich Missfelder, Sounds and Silences of Reformation Zurich, 1524-71. 8. Joachim Kremer, Musical Experience in Urban Societies in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries - Communication, Moral Issues and Musical Townscape. 9. Mélanie Traversier, Music as Dangerous Urban Leisure - Safety in and around Public Theatres in Enlightenment Naples. 10. Anna Tedesco, Shaping the Urban Soundscape in Spanish Palermo. 11. Andrea Bombi, Cantaron a no más, or Musical Changes in Eighteenth-Century Spain as Constructed Through Valencian relaciones de fiestas. 12. Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita, The Contribution of the Requesens Noblewomen to the Soundscape of Sixteenth-Century Barcelona Through the Palau de la Comtessa. 13. Anne-Madeleine Goulet, Music in Late Seventeenth-Century Rome - The Palazzo Orsini as a Performance Space. 14. Ferran Escrivà, The Procession of the Relics of São Roque (Lisbon, 1588) - A Royal Entry?. 15. Javier Marín, Music Regulations and Sacred Repertories in a Ducal Town Without a Duke - Francisco de los Cobos and the Sacra Capilla of El Salvador in Sixteenth-Century Úbeda. 16. Reinhard Strohm, On the Soundscape of Fifteenth-Century Vienna. 17. Tess Knighton, Orality and Aurality - Contexts for the Unwritten Musics of Sixteenth-Century Barcelona . 18. Ilaria Grippaudo, Music, Religious Communities and the Urban Dimension - Sound Experiences in Palermo in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. 19. María Gembero, Re-Mapping Urban Music in Spanish Regional Contexts - The Case of Navarre (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries) . 20. Peter Holman, 'A Vast Number of Voices and Instruments' - The Performance of Large-Scale Concerted Music in Early Eighteenth-Century London. 21. Juan Ruiz, Historical Soundscapes of Andalusia (c. 1200-c. 1800) - An On-Line Digital Platform.

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Item Number: 148607
Title: Francois-Xavier and Claude LALANNE: In the Domain of Dreams
Author: Dannatt, Adrian
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847862863
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 29cm,. hardcover, 272pp. illus.

Summary: The Lalannes' charming, dreamy, and surrealistic body of functional sculptures, once a guarded secret for exclusive collectors such as Yves Saint Laurent and the Agnellis, is celebrated in full in this stunning new book. The legendary husband-and-wife artist team has been the inspiration for high-society collectors and decorators, such as Pierre Bergé, Serge Gainsbourg, Peter Marino, Jane Holzer, and Reed Krakoff for over five decades. Crossing over many audiences - from interior design to fine art to high society, the works of the Lalannes have aspirational yet broad appeal. Their surreal flock of sheep sculpture is now de rigeur for any important collection, while their functional hippopotamus wet bar sells for millions of dollars at auction. Highly collected and promoted by an important group of art insiders, Lalanne works are often the focus of the well-curated room, as seen in many magazine covers. This book on their work will appeal to decorators, designers, artists, and all those who love beautiful art objects.

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Item Number: 146745
Title: Humanism and Empire : The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy
Author: Lee, Alexander
Price: $91.00
ISBN: 9780199675159
Record created on 09/15/17
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 464pp.

Summary: For more than a century, scholars have believed that Italian humanism was predominantly civic in outlook. Often serving in communal government, fourteenth-century humanists like Albertino Mussato and Coluccio Saltuati are said to have derived from their reading of the Latin classics a rhetoric of republican liberty that was opposed to the "tyranny" of neighbouring signori and of the German emperors. In this ground-breaking study, Alexander Lee challenges this long-held belief. From the death of Frederick II in 1250 to the failure of Rupert of the Palatinate's ill-fated expedition in 1402, Lee argues, the humanists nurtured a consistent and powerful affection for the Holy Roman Empire. Though this was articulated in a variety of different ways, it was nevertheless driven more by political conviction than by cultural concerns. Surrounded by endless conflict--both within and between city-states--the humanists eagerly embraced the Empire as the surest guarantee of peace and liberty, and lost no opportunity to invoke its protection. Indeed, as Lee shows, the most ardent appeals to imperial authority were made not by "signorial" humanists, but by humanists in the service of communal regimes. The first comprehensive, synoptic study of humanistic ideas of Empire in the period c.1250-1402, this volume offers a radically new interpretation of fourteenth-century political thought, and raises wide-ranging questions about the foundations of modern constitutional ideas. As such, it is essential reading not just for students of Renaissance Italy and the history of political thought, but for all those interested in understanding the origins of liberty.

Contents: 1. Communes, Signori, and Empire (c.1260-c.1335). 2. Providence, History, and Empire (c.1290-c.1335). 3. Italy, Rome, and Empire (c.1335-1369). 4. The Twilight of Empire (1369-1402). 5. The Bounds of Empire. 6. Imperium and Sacerdotium. 7. An Elective Empire.

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Item Number: 148637
Title: Architecture and Asceticism : Cultural interaction between Syria and Georgia in Late Antiquity
Author: Leeming, Emma Loosley
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9789004373631
Record created on 04/10/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: In Architecture and Asceticism Loosley Leeming presents the first interdisciplinary exploration of Late Antique Syrian-Georgian relations available in English. The author takes an inter-disciplinary approach and examines the question from archaeological, art historical, historical, literary and theological viewpoints to try and explore the relationship as thoroughly as possible. Taking the Georgian belief that ‘Thirteen Syrian Fathers’ introduced monasticism to the country in the sixth century as a starting point, this volume explores the evidence for trade, cultural and religious relations between Syria and the Kingdom of Kartli (what is now eastern Georgia) between the fourth and seventh centuries CE. It considers whether there is any evidence to support the medieval texts and tries to place this posited relationship within a wider regional context. (Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity, 13)

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Item Number: 148654
Title: LEE LOZANO : Not Working
Author: Applin, Jo
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300223279
Record created on 04/11/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 192pp., 108 color, 51 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the first in-depth study of the idiosyncratic ten-year career of Lee Lozano (1930–1999), assuring this important artist a key place in histories of post-war art. The book charts the entirety of Lozano’s production in 1960s New York, from her raucous drawings and paintings depicting broken tools, genitalia, and other body parts to the final exhibition of her spectacular series of abstract “Wave Paintings” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1970. Highly regarded at the time, Lozano is now perhaps best known for Dropout Piece (1970), a conceptual artwork and dramatic gesture with which she quit the art world. Shortly afterwards she announced she would have no further contact with other women. Her “dropout” and “boycott of women” lasted until her death, by which time she was all but forgotten. This book tackles head-on the challenges that Lozano poses to art history—and especially to feminist art history—attending to her failures as well as her successes, and arguing that through dead ends and impasses she struggled to forge an alternative mode of living. Lee Lozano: Not Working looks for the means to think about complex figures like Lozano whose radical, politically ambiguous gestures test our assumptions about feminism and the “right way” to live and work.

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Item Number: 148628
Title: The Livery Halls of the City of London
Author: Lucas, Anya ; Henry Russell ; Andreas von Einsiedel (photos)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781858946702
Record created on 04/09/18
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Description: London-New York: Merrell, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 304pp., 450 illus.

Summary: For more than 600 years livery companies have played a leading role in commercial activities and social and political life in the City of London. These trade associations, each representing a particular craft or profession, were originally responsible for controlling, for example, wages and working conditions. Their headquarters – the livery halls – evolved from large medieval town houses to become an identifiable building type paralleled only by the guild houses of northern European mercantile cities and the Venetian scuole. This beautiful book is the first major exploration of these architecturally significant buildings. Dr Anya Lucas, who has studied the halls in depth, provides an introduction and an illustrated history of the buildings that have been lost over the centuries, while Henry Russell surveys each of the 40 present-day halls, from the Master Mariners in the west to the Gunmakers in the east. All existing livery halls have been photographed especially for the project by the renowned interiors photographer Andreas von Einsiedel, making this a truly outstanding publication.

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Item Number: 147466
Title: Cross-Cultural Interaction Between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669 : Whose Mediterranean Is It Anyway?
Author: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (ed)
Price: $144.95
ISBN: 9780815372677
Record created on 11/30/17
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 346pp. illus.

Contents : 1. Introduction (Angeliki Lymberopoulou; appendix compiled with Fiona Haarer) ; 2. Byzantium and the West: evidence from Crete - 2a. Cultural Interaction in Candia: Case Studies in a developing Early Modern multi-ethnic Community (Diana Newall) - 2b. Aspects of Artistic Exchange on Crete: Remarks and Question Marks concerning the Presence of Venetian Painters on the Island in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides) - 2c. The Fogg Triptych: Testimony of a Case Study to the Society and its Artistic Production in Venetian Crete (Angeliki Lymberopoulou) - 2d. Artistic Interactions between Byzantium and Italy in the Palaiologan Era: the Case of Hell (Rembrandt Duits) ; 3. Byzantium and the West: evidence from Cyprus - 3a. The Byzantine Tradition in Late Medieval Cyprus: Selective Continuity and Creative Diversification (Tassos Papacostas) - 3b. Giotto's Quadrilobes: Transmigrations of Italianate Ornaments in the Eastern Mediterranean (Michele Bacci) - 3c. East is East and West is West? Artistic Interchange across Frontiers in the Eastern Mediterranean (Ioanna Christoforaki) ; 4. Byzantium and the West: evidence from the Peloponnese - 4a. Between East and West: Locating Monumental paintings from the Peloponnese (Sharon E.J. Gerstel and Michalis Kappas) - 4b. The Elephant on the Page: Ciriaco d'Ancona in Mystras (Andrea Mattiello) ; 5. Byzantium and the West: evidence from the wider Mediterranean - 5a. Space, Place and Culture: Processions across the Mediterranean (Leslie Brubaker) - 5b. Sister, Widow, Consort, Bride: Four Latin Ladies in Greece (1330-1430) (Dionysios Stathakopoulos) - 5c. Made in Byzantium? Mosaic after 1204? (Liz James) - 5d. The Royal Deesis - an Anti-Latin Image of Late Byzantine Art (Ágnes Kriza) - 5e. Epeiros between Byzantium and the West in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries: Visual Evidence (Leonela Fundi?) - 5f. The Fate of Bells under Ottoman Rule: Between Destruction and Negotiation (Alex Rodriguez Suarez) - 5g. Illustrated Medical Manuscripts in Late Palaiologan Constantinople and their Fortune sixteenth-century Italy (Francesca Marchetti). (Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, 22)

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Item Number: 148666
Title: The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Author: Marconi, Clemente (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780190887124
Record created on 04/12/18
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 728pp., 150 illus. Paperback reprint of 2014 hardcover edition.

Contents: 1. Greek and Roman Theories of Art, Deborah Steiner. 2. Greek and Roman Architectural Theory, Mark Wilson Jones. 3. Greek and Roman Specialized Writing on Art and Architecture, Francesco de Angelis. 4. Greek and Roman Images of Art and Architecture, Maryl Gensheimer. 5. Greek and Roman Artists. Rainer Vollokommer. 6. Greek and Roman Architects, Henner von Hesberg. 7. The Patronage of Greek and Roman Art, Eric Varner. 8. The Patronage of Greek and Roman Architecture, Bonna Wescoat. 9. The Materials and Techniques of Greek and Roman Art, Kenneth Lapatin. 10. The Materials, and Techniques of Greek and Roman Architecture, Pier Luigi Tucci. 11. The City in the Greek and Roman World, Jamieson C. Donati. 12. The Functions of Greek Art, Olga Palagia. 13. The Functions of Roman Art, Paul Zanker. 14. Buildings, Images, and Rituals in the Greek World, Joannis Mylonopoulos. 15. Buildings, Images, and Rituals in the Roman World. Richard Neudecker. 16. The Roman Reception of Greek Art and Architecture, Rachel Kousser. 17. Roman Art and Architecture in the Provinces and beyond the Roman World, Natalie Kampen. 18. The Post-Antique Reception of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, Lucia Faedo. 19. The Historiography of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, Alice A. Donohue. 20. Conserving Greek and Roman Architecture, John H. Stubbs. 21. Displaying Greek and Roman Art and Architecture in Modern Museums, Beth Cohen. 22. Greek and Roman Art and the Debate about Cultural Property, Margaret M. Miles. 23. Connoisseurship. Adolf H. Borbein. 24. Formal Approaches. Christian Kunze. 25. Iconographical and Iconological Approaches. Cornelia Isler-Kerényi. 26. Socio-Historical Approaches, Burkhard Fehr. 27. Gender Studies, Caroline Vout,. 28. Anthropological Approaches, Gloria Ferrari. 29. Theories of Reception, Michael Squire. 30. Semiotics to Agency, Tonio Hölscher. (Oxford Handbooks)

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Item Number: 148249
Title: Tablas flamencas de los siglos XV y XVI del Museo Lazaro Galdiano
Author: Martens, Didier ; Amparo Lopez Redondo (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788494447167
Record created on 04/07/18
Description: Madrid: Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 254pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.

Contents: D. Martens, Los Primitivos flamencos de don Jose y la historia del arte - las metamorfosis de una coleccion a la luz de la evolucion de una disciplina ; A. Lopez Redondo, El Bosco, sy taller y sus seguidores en la Coleccion Lazaro Galdiano ; E. Barba Gomez, Botanica del detalle - Flora de la pintura flamenca antigua del Museo Lazaro Galdiano ; D. Martens, Falsificaciones e imitaciones a la flamenca en las colecciones del Museo Lazaro Galdiano ; D. Martens y A. Lopez Redondo, Catalogo raconado de la coleccion de tablas flamencas de los siglos XV y XVI del Museo Lazaro Galdiano ; E. Barba Gomez, Identificacion botanica en la pintura flamenca antigua del Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

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Item Number: 148608
Title: Modern Americana : Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam. Expanded Edition
Author: Merrill, Todd
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847862849
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.

Summary: In the current world of twentieth-century design collecting, the trend has shifted away from accessible, mass-manufactured modernist furniture Like Charles Eames and George Nelson and toward designs that were custom-made or produced in very limited editions, with emphasis on American studio design of the 1940s to the 1990s. In contrast to the mass-produced mid-century furniture by Knoll and Herman Miller, American studio designs of the same period focused on novel forms and exquisite craftsmanship. Ranging from the organic shapes of George Nakashima and Vladimir Kagan to metalworks by Paul Evans, these limited production designs were highly sought after in their days by original tastemakers and movie stars. In the last decade, a revival for these rare designs began with connoisseurs such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. This is an expanded edition of Modern Americana, the first full survey of the designs of this prolific but forgotten period, bringing to life again the works of Samuel Marx, Billy Haines, Wendell Castle, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, James Mont, J.B. Blunk, Michael Coffey, Wharton Esherick, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Sam Maloof, Jack Rogers Hopkins, Paul Evans & Philip Lloyd Powell, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Silas Seandel, Charles Hollis Jones, Philip & Kevin LaVerne, Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber, Edward Wormley, John Dickinson, Arthur Elrod, and Paul Laszlo. New chapters to this edition include the work of forgotten women designers of the era; high-end furniture produced for iconic retailers such as Bonwit Teller and Bloomingdales; and new materials explored by West Coast designers.

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Item Number: 148479
Title: MICHELANGELO's Painting : Essays by Leo Steinberg
Author: Steinberg, Leo ; Sheila Schwartz (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780226482262
Record created on 03/22/18
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Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 432pp., 124 color plates.

Summary: Leo Steinberg was one of the most original art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretive risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His writings, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo’s work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist’s highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures elucidates many of Michelangelo’s paintings, from frescoes in the Sistine Chapel to the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, the artist’s lesser-known works in the Vatican’s Pauline Chapel; also included is a study of the relationship of the Doni Madonna to Leonardo. Steinberg’s perceptions evolved from long, hard looking. Almost everything he wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but always put into the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo’s rendering of figures, as well as their gestures and interrelations, conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers. Michelangelo’s Paintings is the second volume in a series that presents Steinberg’s writings, selected and edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz.

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Item Number: 148410
Title: l Palatino e il suo giardino segreto. Nel fascino degli Horti Farnesiani
Author: Morganti, Giuseppe
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788891819116
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Milano: Electa, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Il volume guida alla scoperta degli Orti Farnesiani sul Palatino, il paradiso fra le rovine, un insieme incomparabile di avanzi archeologici, edifici tardorinascimentali ed elementi naturali che ancora oggi, nel cuore della Roma antica, costituisce il principale motivo di interesse per questo meraviglioso giardino perduto. Nella prima parte l’autore ripercorre la storia degli Horti Palatini Farnesiorum e le sue trasformazioni nel corso dei secoli. I Farnese dalla metà del XVI secolo crearono, con viali alberati, aiuole fiorite, fontane e padiglioni decorati ricchi di statue e altre opere d’arte, un luogo segreto concepito per l’otium, un universo formale e ideologico che si nutriva dei profondi legami con l’Antico e con la tradizione filosofico-letteraria e artistica del mondo classico, legami immanenti al sito stesso, baricentro mitico e simbolico della civiltà romana e quindi strumento per affermare la raggiunta e consolidata posizione della famiglia nel quadro politico della Roma papale. Passati i tempi dell’Arcadia e dei pic-nic del Grand Tour, la seduzione esercitata dai resti conservati nel sottosuolo provocò tuttavia il sacrificio di gran parte del giardino e delle sue storiche sistemazioni attraverso più di un secolo di indagini archeologiche di cui si dà analitico conto. La seconda parte del volume accompagna alla visita delle strutture conservate con le loro decorazioni, oggetto di un lungo e accurato restauro (2013-2018), significativi lacerti che evocano l’assetto originario il cui splendore è ricostruibile idealmente con l’aiuto di descrizioni, dipinti, disegni, stampe e foto d’epoca che costituiscono il ricco, e talvolta inedito, corredo iconografico del libro.

Contents: La storia - I significati del progetto - L'Area degli Orti prima dei Farnese - Gli acquisti - Prove per un giardino - statue, feste, banchetti - La costruzione degli Orgi - Il giardino di Ranuccio, cardinale di Sant'Angelo 1556-1565 - Il giardino di Alessandro Farnese 1565-1589 - Il giardino del cardinale Odoardo 1591-1626 - Il giardino di Odorado duca di Parma 1627-1635 || Il declino e gli scavi || La visita || Approfondimenti - Il sito in eta post-antica - Il Palatino dopo la caduta dell'Impero Romano - Il Palatino nel Medioevo - I giardini antichi del Palatino - Le fonti ispiratrici - Il giardino del Cinquecento - L'Orto Botanico - Le cacce, I bancheti, le feste - La collezione di scultura antica - L'Arcadia - Gli Orti nelle testimonianze letterarie.

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Item Number: 148285
Title: La ceramica apula a figure rosse da una collezione privata di Napoli
Author: Mugione, Eliana
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9788871408446
Record created on 03/09/18
Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 492pp. prof. illus.

Summary: La collezione privata di un nobiluomo napoletano è composta di molti vasi figurati, attici e italioti, ed anovera anche ceramiche daune, terrecotte, ceramiche a vernice nera e sovraddipinte. Si è scelto di iniziare a pubblicare la ricca collezione di vasi apuli, perchè essi ne costituiscono un nucleo consistente ed importante, esemplificativo della più ampia produzione apula, che si arricchisce sempre di nuovi esemplari da collezioni pubbliche e private. I 120 vasi apuli della Collezione sono rappresentativi della produzione degli inizi del IV secolo fino alla fine dello stesso, con vasi di piccole e grandi dimensioni, riferibili alle principali officine già riconosciute da K. Schauenburg nelle sue recenti pubblicazioni.

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Item Number: 148643
Title: Photography and Sport
Author: O'Mahony, Mike
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 9781780239941
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 176pp., 50 color, 50 b&w illus.

Summary: From the inception of the Daguerreotype in 1839, photography has been widely deployed to document sports as an important social activity. In the earliest days, these photos took the form of staged genre scenes and portraiture, but as technical capabilities developed, new vistas of visual possibilities opened up, and photography was increasingly used to explore the high-speed movement of bodies in action. The sporting photograph has emerged as a significant genre within image-making, establishing new forms in the development of its own aesthetic. Running the gamut of this action-infused genre, Photography and Sport incorporates the work of a wide range of photographers, from the canonical to the anonymous. Whether preserved in faded sepia, rich black and white, or glorious Kodachrome, photography’s encounters with sports—the stylistic choices made, the acceptance or rejection of visual conventions, and how these photographs encapsulate the various ways we have regarded and watched sports throughout history—have significant stories to tell. In exploring these images, we come to understand the crucial role photography has played not only in preserving sports history, but in shaping the very ways we see today.

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Item Number: 148668
Title: Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
Author: O'Sullivan, Niamh (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780997837483
Record created on 04/13/18
Description: Cork: Cork University Press, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 224pp. illus.

Summary: The scale of the Great Irish Famine, and the horror of it, were unprecedented. It permeated everything, the traces of which remain to this day. But the visual dimensions of the loss of life and the erosions of language and culture remained unaddressed until Quinnipiac University opened Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in 2012, to considerable acclaim. As a largely invisible trauma whose consequences were intrinsic to the subsequent development of Ireland – no less than the United States – the museum collects and displays images and supporting documentation that address both the lacunae and interconnections in representations of the Great Hunger in Irish and diasporic history, culture, and memory. Now, mindful of the suffering of so many, a large number of whom nonetheless went on to contribute so much to America, Quinnipiac University brings its collection home, to share with the people of Ireland. Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger is an important act of cultural reconnection with Ireland’s past and living diaspora, and is a major cultural, educational, and tourist event of local, national, and international interest.

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