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New titles week of 04/09/18: Found 106 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: 148225
Title: BELLINI | MANTEGNA : Masterpieces face-to-face : The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
Author: Blass-Simmen, Brigit ; Neville Rowley ; Giovanni C.F. Villa
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788836639557
Record created on 02/28/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 144pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia. English text

Summary: Giovanni Bellini, ‘one of the great Italian poets’ in the words of Roberto Longhi, and Andrea Mantegna, he who ‘sculpted [the image] alive and real in his painting’ in the sonnet by Ulisse degli Aleotti, were two giants in the history of Western art – extremely distant in character, certainly, yet connected by deep family ties. Nicolosia – Jacopo Bellini’s daughter and thus half-sister to Giovanni – married Mantegna in 1453. This marriage engendered one of the most fascinating pictorial dialogues of the Quattrocento, as they both developed the motif of The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. A pair of works exhibited side-by-side for the very first time, half a millennium after they were painted. An extraordinary event narrated down to the last detail in this volume, through a riveting analysis of the paintings themselves and of the relationship between the two artists.

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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
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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: 146737
Title: The Power of Images: Siena, 1338
Author: Boucheron, Patrick ; Andrew Brown (trans)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9781509512898
Record created on 09/14/17
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Description: Oxford: Polity Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus. American edition.

Summary: Where can the danger be lurking? Two soldiers are huddled together, one gazing up at the sky, the other darting a sideward glance. They derive a tacit reassurance from their weapons, but they are both in their different ways alone and scared. They were painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, and they seem symptomatic of a state of emergency: the year was 1338, and the spectre of the signoria, of rule by one man, was abroad in the city, undermining the very idea of the common good. In this book, distinguished historian Patrick Boucheron uncovers the rich social and political dimensions of the iconic ‘Fresco of Good Government’. He guides the reader through Lorenzetti’s divided city, where peaceful prosperity and leisure sit alongside the ever-present threats of violence, war and despotism. Lorenzetti’s painting reminds us crucially that good government is not founded on the wisdom of principled or virtuous rulers. Rather, good government lies in the visible and tangible effects it has on the lives of its citizens. By subjecting it to scrutiny, we may, at least for a while, be able to hold at bay the dark seductions of tyranny. From fourteenth-century Siena to the present, The Power of Images shows the latent dangers to democracy when our perceptions of the common good are distorted and undermined. It will appeal to students and scholars in art history, politics and the humanities, as well as to anyone interested in the nature of power.

Contents: 1. 'I thought of these images, painted for you'. 2. Nachleben. The watchful shadows. 3. The Nine. 4. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, famosissimo e singularissimo maestro. 5. On each side: allegory, realism, resemblances. 6. Esto visibile parlare: the walls speak to us. 7. Guernica in the lands of Siena. 8. The seductions of tyranny (what the image conceals). 9. Concord with its cords. 10. With the common good as lord. 11. What peace sees: narratives of spaces and talking bodies. 12. Well, now you can dance. Epilogue: Vanishing point. Appendices - The fresco of the Dala della Pace: silhouettes, inscriptions, identifications - Inscriptions in the vernacular: transcription, edition and translation.

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Item Number: 146738
Title: The Power of Images: Siena, 1338
Author: Boucheron, Patrick ; Andrew Brown (trans)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9781509512904
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Description: Oxford: Polity Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp. illus. American edition.
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Item Number: 148613
Title: ANNE BRIGMAN : A Visionary in Modern Photography
Author: Wolfe, Ann M. (et al)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9780847862870
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 2 vols. 29cm., hardcover, 496pp. illus.

Summary: A much-anticipated look at one of the first feminist artists, best known for her iconic landscape photographs made in the early 1900s depicting female nudes outdoors in rugged Northern California. This monumental publication rediscovers and celebrates the work of Anne Brigman, whose photography was considered radical for its time. For Brigman to objectify her own nude body as the subject of her photographs at the turn of the 20th century was groundbreaking; to do so outdoors in a near-desolate wilderness setting was revolutionary. Brigman’s significance spanned both coasts: in Northern California, where she lived, she was known as a poet, a critic, and a member of the Pictorialist photography movement. On the East Coast, her work was promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, who elected her as a fellow of the prestigious Photo-Secession. The special deluxe packaging for this publication includes a box containing two volumes: one large book is devoted to Brigman’s entire career, covering such topics as Brigman’s work within the contexts of the California Arts & Crafts movement and New York Modernism, and the relevance of her work to contemporary conversations regarding gendered landscapes of the American frontier. Also included is a smaller book with Brigman’s poetry and reproductions of Brigman’s original Songs of a Pagan.

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Item Number: 148605
Title: San Filippo di Fragalà. Monastero greco della Sicilia normanna : San Filippo de Fragalà. Monastère grec de la Sicile normand
Author: Brodbeck, Sulamith (et al)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9788867173198
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: Bari-Roma: Mario Adda Editore, Ecole francaise de Rome, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 256pp. illus. French-Italian text.

Summary: Arroccato sui Nebrodi, il monastero di S. Filippo di Fragalà, nel Val Demone, fondato alla fine dell’XI secolo, va annoverato tra le più importanti fondazioni monastiche italo-greche del Mezzogiorno normanno: tra i documenti originari si conservano l’atto di fondazione di Ruggero I e le tre redazioni del testamento-typikon dell’egumeno Gregorio. Il volume, connotato da un approccio multidisciplinare, presenta la storia della fondazione, il contesto architettonico e uno studio dettagliato della vasta decorazione che comprende, in particolare, un ciclo agiografico inedito del santo titolare, Filippo di Agira, figura chiave del monachesimo italo-greco. La ricerca intende definire il ruolo del monastero nel contesto dei secoli XI e XII da una parte e, dall’altra, aprire uno sguardo nuovo sulle relazioni artistiche, cultuali e culturali tra la Sicilia, il mondo bizantino e l’Occidente all’inizio della dominazione normanna sull’isola.

Contents: Il monastero di S. Filippo di Fragalà. Il contesto storico, Jean-Marie Martin ; La biblioteca, Vera von Falkenhausen ; Alcune aggiunte alla conoscenza delle vicende moderne del monastero, Antonello Pettignano ; La fortuna storiografica del complesso monastico, Giulia Arcidiacono ; L'architecture du katholikon, Marie-Patricia Raynaud ; L'architettura del complesso monastico. Osservazioni tecniche, Carla Maria Amici ; La decorazione pittorica: stato di conservazione e descrizione analitica del programma pittorico, Sulamith Brodbeck, Manuela De Giorgi e Catherine Jolivet-Lévy ; Le due iscrizioni dipinte dell'abside centrale, Mario Re ; Il monastero di S. Filippo di Fragalà nel contesto dell'edilizia monastica italo-greca, Marina Falla Castelfranchi ; Les peintures de Fragalà, Byzance et le premier art siculo-normand, Sulamith Brodbeck et Catherine Jolivet-Lévy ; L'agiografia greca nella Sicilia bizantina, Augusta Acconcia Longo ; San Filippo di Agira nell'agiografia italo-greca, Cesare Pasini. (Collection de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome, 533. Alternate ISBN 9782728312924)

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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
Record created on 04/09/18
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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: 145357
Title: The Iranian Expanse : Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE–642 CE
Author: Canepa, Matthew P
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9780520290037
Record created on 04/23/17
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Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 504pp. illus.

Summary: The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment—everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples—to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often noted startling continuities between the traditions of the Achaemenids and the art and architecture of medieval or Early Modern Islam, the tumultuous millennium between Alexander and Islam has routinely been downplayed or omitted. The Iranian Expanse delves into this fascinating period, examining royal culture and identity as something built and shaped by strategic changes to architectonic and urban spaces and the landscape of Western Asia. Canepa shows how the Seleucids, Arsacids, and Sasanians played a transformative role in developing a new Iranian royal culture that deeply influenced not only early Islam, but also the wider Persianate world of the Il-Khans, Safavids, Timurids, and Mughals. (The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature)

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Item Number: 148508
Title: Entro l'aria bruna d'una camera rinchiusa. Scritti su CARAVAGGIO e l'ambiente caravaggesco
Author: Papi, Gianni
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788899130442
Record created on 03/26/18
Description: Napoli: Artstudio Paparo, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 248pp. illus.

Summary: A due anni di distanza dall'uscita del primo volume di saggi Spogliando modelli e alzando lumi, Gianni Papi pubblica una seconda raccolta di contributi (tredici inediti e sei già usciti in altre lingue o in ambiti ristretti), relativi alle sue ricerche su Caravaggio e l'ambiente caravaggesco a Roma e a Napoli. Anche il titolo (un'altra citazione del Bellori, tratta come la prima dalla biografia del Merisi), evoca un'ideale continuità con il precedente volume. Papi torna a discutere e a riaffermare l'autografia caravaggesca della versione dell'Ecce Homo conservata presso il Santuario del Bambino Gesù di Praga ad Arenzano, da collocare nel periodo siciliano del Merisi. Il cuore del volume è costituito da un blocco di ben sei interventi che vertono sulla fase giovanile di Ribera. Fra gli altri temi trattati si segnala la presentazione di nuovi dipinti di Bartolomeo Manfredi, di Nicolas Tournier, di Giuseppe Vermiglio, di Pietro Paolini, di Giovanni Ricca, di Pietro Ricchi. Un spazio ulteriore hanno gli artisti olandesi: Gerrit van Honthorst - di cui si discute dopo la mostra monografica degli Uffizi del 2015 - e David de Haen, al cui catalogo vengono operate importanti aggiunte.

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Item Number: 148497
Title: La cattedrale e la città. Il cantiere del duomo di Siena tra XI e XIV secolo
Author: Causarano, Marie-Ange
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788878148291
Record created on 03/25/18
Description: Sesto Fiorentino: All'Insegna del Giglio, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 208pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Il volume documenta l’origine e l’evoluzione della cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta a Siena tra la fine del X-inizi dell’XI secolo e il XIV secolo. Partendo da un’analisi di tipo archeologico dell’edilizia storica, le vicende costruttive dell’edificio sono inquadrate all’interno dell’evoluzione del colle del Duomo e del contesto urbano di riferimento, con l’obiettivo di ricostruire i processi storici che ne hanno determinato la formazione, individuare gli scambi tra il cantiere, l’ambiente urbano e il territorio limitrofo, principale bacino di approvvigionamento di maestranze, manodopera e materiali. Nella prima parte del testo si descrivono gli ampliamenti e le trasformazioni della cattedrale, suddivisi in base ai grandi progetti costruttivi che ne segnano l’evoluzione: dalla chiesa a terminazione absidale della fine del X-inizi dell’XI secolo, all’ecclesia maior a croce latina della seconda metà del XII secolo, completamente rinnovata a partire dagli anni ’60 del XIII secolo, fino ai grandi progetti di ampliamento del XIV secolo. Nella seconda parte si analizzano gli “indicatori” che caratterizzano il monumento e lo collegano alla città (i materiali, l’organizzazione delle maestranze e gli strumenti da loro impiegati, le tecniche costruttive), contestualizzando i numerosi cantieri che si sono succeduti nella costruzione della cattedrale in un più vasto quadro socio-economico. (Biblioteca del dipartimento di archeologia e storia delle arti - sezione archeologica, Universita di Siena, 20)

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Item Number: 148635
Title: The So-called Nonsense Inscriptions on Ancient Greek Vases : Between Paideia and Paidia
Author: Chiarini, Sara
Price: $172.00
ISBN: 9789004371187
Record created on 04/10/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: As the first extensive survey of the ancient Greek painters’ practice of writing nonsense on vases, Between Paideia and Paidiá by Sara Chiarini provides a systematic overview of the linguistic features of the phenomenon and discusses its forms and contexts of reception. While the origins of the practice lie in the impaired literacy of the painters involved in it, the extent of the phenomenon suggests that, at some point, it became a true fashion within Attic vase painting. This raises the question of the forms of interaction with this epigraphic material. An open approach is adopted: “reading” attempts, riddles and puns inspired by nonsense inscriptions could happen in a variety of circumstances, including the symposium but not limited to it. (Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy, 10)

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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: 148273
Title: Paris and the Cliché of History : The City and Photographs, 1860-1970
Author: Clark, Catherine E
Price: $74.00
ISBN: 9780190681647
Record created on 03/08/18
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 89 images.

Summary: This book turns a compelling new lens on thinking about the history of Paris and photography. The invention of photography changed how history could be written. But the now commonplace assumptions--that photographs capture fragments of lost time or present emotional gateways to the past-- that structure today's understandings did not emerge whole cloth in 1839. Focusing on one of photography's birthplaces, Paris and the Cliché of History tells the story of how photographs came to be imagined as documents of the past. Author Catherine E. Clark analyzes photography's effects on historical interpretation by examining the formation of Paris's first photo archives at the Musée Carnavalet and the city's municipal library, their use in illustrated history books and historical exhibitions and reconstructions such as the 1951 celebration of Paris's 2000th birthday, and the public's contribution to the historical record in amateur photo contests. Despite the photograph's growing importance in these forums, it did not simply replace older forms of illustration, visual documentation, or written text. Photos worked in complex and shifting relation to other types of pictures as photographers, popular historians, and publishers built on the traditions and iconography of painting and engraving in order to both document the past scientifically and objectively and to reconstruct it romantically. In doing so, they not only influenced how Parisians thought about the city's past and how they pictured it; they also ensured that these images shaped how Parisians lived their own lives--especially in deeply charged moments such as the Liberation after World War II. This history of picturing Paris does not simply reflect the city's history: it is Parisian history.

Contents: Introduction - Paris, Photography, and History - 1860 to 1970. 1. Imagination and Evidence - Visual History at Paris's Municipal Historical Institutions. 2. Index and Time - New Forms and Theories in Photohistories. 3. Past and Present -"Repicturing" during the Occupation and Liberation of Paris. 4. Style and Subjectivity - The Bimillénaire de Paris and the Parisian Cliché. 5. "C'était Paris en 1970" - The Amateur Photographer, the Assassination of Paris, and Photographic History. Conclusion - Looking Back, Looking Forward - The Vidéothèque de Paris.

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Item Number: 147487
Title: Collecting Art in the Italian Renaissance Court : Objects and Exchanges
Author: Clark, Leah R
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781108427722
Record created on 12/03/17
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, ca. 350pp., 8 color, 57 b&w illus.

Summary: In this book, Leah Clark explores collecting practices across the Italian Renaissance courts, exploring the circulation, exchange, collection, and display of objects. Rather than focusing on patronage strategies or the political power of individual collectors, she uses the objects themselves to elucidate the dynamic relationships formed through their exchange. Her study brings forward the mechanisms that structured relations within the court, and most importantly, also with individuals, representations, and spaces outside the court. The volume examines the courts of Italy through the wide variety of objects—statues, paintings, jewellery, furniture, and heraldry—that were valued for their subject matter, material forms, histories, and social functions. As Clark shows, the late fifteenth-century Italian court can be located not only in the body of the prince, but also in the objects that constituted symbolic practices, initiated political dialogues, caused rifts, created memories, and formed associations.

Contents: 1. Carafa's testa di cavallo: The Life of a Bronze Gifthorse. 2. Practices of Exchange: Merchant Bankers and the Circulation of Objects. 3. Intertextuality at the Court of Ferrara: Roberti's Diptych. 4. The Order of the Ermine: Collars, Cloaks, and the Circulation of the Sign.

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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: 148662
Title: The Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia : Seven Essays
Author: Davidson, Olga M. ; Marianna Shreve Simpson (eds)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780674987340
Record created on 04/12/18
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Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. 24cm., pbk., 225pp., 67 illus.

Summary: Many spectacular examples of Persianate art survive to the present day, safeguarded in Istanbul and beyond—celebrating the glory of the Persian Empire (and, later, the Ottoman Empire). These include illustrated books, featuring exquisitely painted miniatures artfully embedded in the texts of literary masterpieces, as well as tile decorations in medieval Anatolian architecture. Because of their beauty, many Persianate books were deliberately disassembled, their illustrations re-used in newer books or possessed as isolated art objects. As fragments found their way to collections around the world, the essential integration of text and image in the original books was lost. Six art historians and a literary historian—instrumental in reconstruction efforts—trace the long journey from the destructive dispersal of fragments to the joys of restoration. (Ilex Series, 20)

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Item Number: 148368
Title: Los inventarios de Dona Juana de Austria, Princesa de Portugal (1535-1573)
Author: Perez de Tudela Gabaldon, Almudena
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788491590941
Record created on 03/16/18
Description: Jaen: Universidad de Jaen, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 702pp., 22pp. color plates. Spanish text.

Summary: Princess Joanna of Austria was one of the most relevant private collectors and patronesses in the second half of the Spanish sixteenth century. Yet, her figure has been eclipsed by her brother, King Philip II. Upon moving to the Madrid court, she will occupy palace rooms adjacent to those of the Queen’s and the Infantas,’ for whom she will set an example. During several celebrations she would stay in her chambers at the Descalzas Reales Convent, which she founded herself. The study of her figure requires considering the inventory of goods drafted upon her death in 1573, an inventory which is now systematically published for the first time. This document is also put into context by means of others, also of great relevance, such as the maternal inheritance, the 1553 dowry, or her limited auction, among others. This corpus of documents sets the point of departure in order to reconstruct her collection, practically lost. (Artes y Humanidades. Serie Estudios de Historia del Arte, 1)

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Item Number: 115567
Title: Van Dyck's Hosts in Genoa: : Lucas and Cornelis DE WAEL's Lives, Business Activities and Works
Author: Stoesser, Alison
Price: $313.00
ISBN: 9782503531755
Record created on 09/27/11
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 2 vols. 27cm., hardcover, 986pp., 33 color, 604 b&w illus. English text

Summary: In the seventeenth century many young artists from the north and south of the Netherlands gained experience in Rome. However, that Flemish artists in Genoa contributed to lively artistic exchange and trade is less known. In this book the author Alison Johnston Stoesser throws new light on their activities during that day and age, particularly on those of the brothers Lucas and Cornelis de Wael. As artists and dealers, the brothers had connections with many key figures in the Flemish and Genoese art world, including the painter Anthony Van Dyck. For forty years Cornelis, the youngest brother, enjoyed great successes with his painting of everyday scene, fairs and field and naval battles. In addition, the brothers sold the works of other artists as well as many other objects of devotion. (Pictura Nova, 19)

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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: 148615
Title: TARA DONOVAN : Fieldwork
Author: Abrams, Nora Burnett
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780847862924
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade - taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume - which accompanies a major retrospective - features an expansive selection of her most impressive and important works to date, spanning 10 years. Curator Nora Burnett Abrams, along with a several other leading scholars of contemporary art, consider critical issues around this important artist work: issues related to labor and process, and the interplay between ethereality and monumentality, among other key themes. The book looks at several major bodies of work realized in different formats and different settings, affording the reader a glimpse into the important themes and visual languages the artist continuously explores. The book will also consider, importantly for the first time, the artist's sculptural wall works which shed light on her distinct and varied practice.

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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: 148614
Title: Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
Author: Estersohn, Pieter
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847863235
Record created on 04/06/18
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 28cm,. hardcover, 336pp. illus.

Summary: This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. The edition's thirty-five featured homes were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and more. All pair exquisite interiors with expansive lush lawns and riverfront views. Formerly country homes for eighteenth-century landed gentry and nineteenth-century industrialists--Astors, Chanlers, Chapmans, Delanos, Roosevelts--they include Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners' descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts, including Richard Jenrette and Brice Marden.

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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: 148656
Title: Abstract Climates : HELEN FRANKENTHALER in Provincetown
Author: Motherwell, Lee ; Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780300239959
Record created on 04/12/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 96pp., 74 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: An influential abstract expressionist and a pioneer in the Color Field movement, Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) spent several summers painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She first came in 1950 to the seaside town with a long history as an artist colony to study at Hans Hofmann’s studio school and would return for more than a decade while married to the artist Robert Motherwell. This finely illustrated publication explores the works from this formative time in Frankenthaler’s career, while also examining the artist’s innovative methods and process. Drawing inspiration from the natural scenery of Provincetown, Frankenthaler created paintings that reverberate with a suggestiveness of place that goes beyond the idea of landscape to capture the atmosphere and climate of the New England locale. This illuminating look into Frankenthaler’s development as an artist reveals how one particular location helped shape an abstract painter whose works never fit neatly within any category of subsequent abstraction.

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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: 148621
Title: LUCA GIORDANO : Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Ubeda de los Cobos, Andres
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788484803416
Record created on 04/07/18
Available May 2018
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Description: Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 400pp. prof. illus. English text.

Summary: In spite of the huge number of paintings by this artist in the Prado, Luca Giordano (Naples, 1634–1705) is seldom studied and is therefore little known to the public, who often do not see beyond the cliché of his prodigious speed of execution. The present volume sets out to remedy this lack of knowledge. It begins with three introductory essays that set the Prado paintings in the context of Giordano’s life, survey the painter’s critical fortunes from his own time to the present day, and provide information on his Spanish period, which lasted from 1692 to 1702. These initial texts also look into specific issues, among them Giordano’s relationship with his dealers, and more controversial aspects such as the commercial strategies he used to disseminate his work. The second part of the book – the catalogue raisonné proper – consists of entries for each of the paintings studied, including information on their provenance, condition, restoration history, related literature, iconography, visual sources and critical fortunes. It features a total of 99 paintings executed on different supports and in various media which span all the stages of his production except the period following his return to Naples in 1702. This catalogue is the result of many years of thorough research conducted by its author, Andrés Úbeda de los Cobos, Deputy Director for Conservation and Research at the Museo del Prado. He is a specialist on Luca Giordano and has published various articles and books on the artist’s oeuvre, such as a study on the fresco of the Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy in the Casón del Buen Retiro in 2008 – a project which, in a sense, has been brought to a successful completion by this book.

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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
Available November 2018
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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: 148652
Title: Art after Money, Money after Art : Creative Strategies Against Financialization
Author: Haiven, Max
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9780745338255
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: London: Pluto Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 288pp., 30 color illus.

Summary: We like to imagine that money and art are old enemies, but beneath the veneer of creative utopianism is a dark capitalist underbelly. To expose the fraught intersection of art and money, Max Haiven proposes we examine how money is mobilized in art. Even as he shows how imaginary money and the so-called “creative economy” extract an artist’s potential, Haiven identifies and assesses a range of creative strategies for mocking, decrypting, hacking, sabotaging, and exiting capitalism through art. Focusing on the ways contemporary artists understand, imagine, and contend with material and immaterial forms of cash, debt, and credit, Haiven reveals the potential for creativity and resistance in a world dominated by financialization. Written for artists, activists, and scholars, this book takes seriously the need to understand and resist capitalism in an age of corporate abuse and exploitation.

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Item Number: 148653
Title: Art after Money, Money after Art : Creative Strategies Against Financialization
Author: Haiven, Max
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 9780745338248
Record created on 04/11/18
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Description: London: Pluto Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 288pp., 30 color illus.
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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
Available October 2018
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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 Hannove.

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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