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Item Number: 138355
Title: Artek and the AALTOS : Furnishing the World
Author: Stritzler-Levine, Nina ; Timo Riekko (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780300209679
Record created on 10/21/2015
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Bard Graduate Center and the Alvar Aalto Foundation, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 698pp., 350 color, 75 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The Finnish design firm Artek is best known as the producer and distributor of Modernist bentwood furniture designed by Alvar Aalto (1898–1976). However, its mission was more complex and multifaceted, grounded in the notion that art and design could enhance everyday life. Artek and the Aaltos showcases more than three hundred objects, including furniture, glassware, lighting, design sketches, drawings, textile swatches, and photographs. Most of the material is published here for the first time. It contextualizes the contributions of Artek, and those of its founders, Alvar and his wife, Aino Marsio Aalto (1894–1949), providing evidence for their close professional partnership as well as critical interpretations of their major projects. It also considers individuals such as Maija Heikenheimo, whose career at Artek spanned three decades. In addition, this book examines the Aaltos’ advocacy for the use of standardized forms and shows how modern designers continue to work with the Artek product line and within the parameters of the company’s mission. Fully indexed appendices present new scholarship, including an inventory of the Artek product line (furniture, textiles, and glass), and a list of public and private commissions. This book is the first English-language publication on the topic, as well as the most comprehensive, with chapters authored by leading scholars of design history and architecture.

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Item Number: 81807
Title: Els ABADAL, Un llinatge de Gravadors
Author: Socias Batet, Immaculada
Price: $5.30    Original Price: $53.00
ISBN: 9788484159216
Record created on 10/29/2007
Description: Barcelona: Publicacions de l'Abadia de Monserrat, 2007. 22cm., pbk., 243pp. illus. (Textos i Estudis de Cultura Catalana, 124)
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Item Number: 141310
Title: MASSEOT ABAQUESNE : l’éclat de la faïence à la Renaissance
Author: Crepin-Leblond, Thierry (et al)
Price: $14.38    Original Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9782711863594
Record created on 05/19/2016
Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 160pp., 120 illus. Exhibition held at Musée de la Renaissance, Château d'Ecouen

Summary: Cette exposition, première grande rétrospective consacrée au faïencier rouennais Masséot Abaquesne, est organisée par deux institutions dont les collections sont liées historiquement à la production de cet artiste. Abaquesne actif à Rouen dès 1526 noue dans la cité normande des relations familiales et commerciales dont les archives gardent trace. En 1542, il reçoit une commande prestigieuse : un premier pavement pour le château d'Écouen, demeure du connétable Anne de Montmorency, proche de François Ier. Trois ans plus tard, son atelier produit plus de 4000 pièces de forme pour l’apothicaire rouennais Pierre Dubosc. En 1557, il livre à Claude d’Urfé, gouverneur du dauphin et des enfants de France, les pavements de sa chapelle située dans la Loire. Il décède avant 1564, date à laquelle sa femme Marion Durand, dénommée « veuve », signe un acte pour honorer une commande de feu son mari. La production d’Abaquesne, pavements et pièces de forme, sera replacée dans le contexte plus large de la faïence de son temps. Les similitudes entre ses œuvres et celles produites à Anvers seront mises en lumière pour tenter de répondre à la question, non encore élucidée, de sa formation : anversoise ou italienne ? directe ou au contact d’artistes étrangers installés en France ? Les pavements livrés par Masséot pour le château d'Écouen seront mis à l’honneur tout comme ceux de la Bâtie d’Urfé. Un rassemblement sans précédent de pièces d’apothicairerie témoignera de l’importance de la production issue de son atelier. Enfin, il sera possible de comparer des œuvres longtemps attribuées, à tort, à Abaquesne, avec des productions attestées et d’en apprécier, d’un coup d’œil, les divergences tant formelles que stylistiques.

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Item Number: 126721
Title: BERENICE ABBOTT : Paris Portraits 1925-1930
Author: Kurtz, Ron ; Hank O'Neal (eds)
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9783869303147
Record created on 08/22/2013
Description: Gottingen: Steidl, 2016. 29cm., hardcover, 368pp., ca. 233 illus.

Summary: This is one in a series of books to be published by Steidl that will explore Berenice Abbott’s oeuvre. Abbott began her photographic career in Paris in 1925, taking portraits of some the most celebrated artists and writers of the day, including Marie Laurencin, Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, Coco Chanel, Max Ernst, André Gide, Philippe Soupault and James Joyce. Within a year her work was exhibited and acclaimed. Paris Portraits 1925–1930 features the results of Abbott’s earliest photographic project and illustrates the philosophy of all her subsequent work. For this landmark book, 115 portraits of 83 subjects have been scanned from the original glass negatives, which have been printed in full.

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Item Number: 144247
Title: ADEL ABDESSEMED : Works 1988-2015
Author: Belting, Hans (et al)
Price: $250.00
ISBN: 9783863359539
Record created on 01/09/2017
Description: Köln: König, 2016. 3 vols. 36cm., hardcover, slipcase 1252pp., 1307 illus., most in color.

Summary: Working in sculpture, installation and video with powerful, often brutal images and materials, French-Algerian conceptual artist Adel Abdessemed (born 1971) has created one of the most energetic political oeuvres of recent times. A "pitiless young festivalist," as the New Yorker described him in 2009, Abdessemed imparts a raw euphoria to his sculptural works, which have included the crushed fuselage of a commander jet and a terracotta model of an overturned car he found on fire in the street. This extraordinary three-volume publication constitutes the first comprehensive overview of his work. Bringing together over 1,300 images of his works, it includes commentary by leading art historians Giovanni Careri, Angela Mengoni and Pier Luigi Tazzi, and essays on the artist’s work by some of the world’s most seminal thinkers, such as Hans Belting, Julia Kristeva, Philippe-Alain Michaud and Jacques Rancière.

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Item Number: 142158
Title: Walk Through Walls: A Memoir
Author: ABRAMOVIC, MARINA
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 9781101905043
Record created on 07/05/2016
Description: New York: Crown Archetype, 2016. 24cm., hardcover, 368pp. illus.

Summary: Marina Abramovic has been making groundbreaking art for 50 years, and now turns her gaze inward, to reveal her past with utter candor in a narrative guaranteed to shock and delight. After withstanding a difficult childhood, she met Ulay, a performance artist and the love of her life, with whom she collaborated for 12 years until they ended their partnership dramatically atop the Great Wall of China. Marina has performed punishing art to illustrate the courage we can find within; she’s been cut, burned, and had a gun held to her head as the ultimate test between artist and viewer. Her 2010 MoMA retrospective, The Artist Is Present, drew 850,000 visitors to sit across from her, nonverbally connecting, and she’s enraptured a new generation of luminaries who’ve sought her as a collaborator, among them Lady Gaga, Matthew Barney, James Franco, and Jay-Z.

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Item Number: 144121
Title: MARINA ABRAMOVIC : The Cleaner
Author: Essling, Lena (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783775742610
Record created on 12/26/2016
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 272pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. English text

Summary: At once radical, controversial and revered, Marina Abramovic (*1946 in Belgrade, Serbia) is one of the most discussed artists today. Famous for her groundbreaking performance works, she continues to expand the boundaries of art. The publication accompanying her first major retrospective in Europe gives an extensive overview of her work from the earliest years until today: film, photography, paintings and objects, installations and archival material. Since the early 1970s Marina Abramovic explores the intersection between performing and visual art in her work and, though rarely overtly political, poses questions of power and hierarchy. In addressing fundamental issues of our existence and seeking the core of notions like loss, memory, pain, endurance, and trust, she both provokes and moves us.

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Item Number: 143665
Title: ROBERT ADAM : Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance
Author: Musson, Jeremy ; Paul Barker (photos)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780847848515
Record created on 11/16/2016
Available March 2017
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Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2016. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp. illus.

Summary: This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam’s most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House—styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical—as well as Adam’s castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House— all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane’s Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, color, and creative interpretation of Adam’s domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam’s life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library.

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Item Number: 143650
Title: ROBERT ADAM'S London
Author: Sands, Frances
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781784914622
Record created on 11/15/2016
Available February 2017
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Description: Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017. 25cm.,pbk., 142pp. illus.

Summary: The iconic eighteenth-century architect Robert Adam was based in London for more than half of his life and made more designs for this one city than anywhere else in the world. This book reviews a wide variety of his designs for London, highlighting lesser-known buildings as well as familiar ones. Each of Adam’s projects explored in this book is plotted on Horwood’s map of London (1792-99), enabling the reader to recognise Adam’s work as they move around the city, as well as to envisage London as if more of his ingenious designs had been executed or survived demolition.

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Item Number: 144505
Title: Gli architetti ADAMINI a San Pietroburgo : La raccolta dei disegni conservati in Ticino
Author: Navone, Nicola
Price: $82.50
ISBN: 9788836635443
Record created on 02/01/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 256pp., 250 illus. Italian text w/English abstract.

Summary: Tomaso Adamini (1764-1827) e i suoi figli Leone (1789-1854) e Domenico (1792-1860) furono tra i principali architetti e costruttori ticinesi attivi a San Pietroburgo, per l’importanza delle imprese edili a cui presero parte e per la durata della loro attività, che dagli ultimi anni di regno di Caterina II si distende fino a metà Ottocento. Il volume presenta il catalogo ragionato e illustrato della loro raccolta grafica conservata all’Archivio del Moderno di Mendrisio: un fondo di notevole importanza che ai disegni delineati dai membri della famiglia affianca fogli autografi, o ascrivibili ai collaboratori, di grandissimi architetti dell’epoca, quali: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817), Jean-François Thomas de Thomon (1759-1813), Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), Giovanni Battista Scotti (1776/77-1830), Aleksandr Brjullov (1798-1877), André Stackenschneider (1802-1865). Il catalogo è preceduto da un ampio saggio che inquadra l’opera degli architetti Adamini nel contesto russo e pietroburghese e nell’ambito delle migrazioni di mestiere caratteristiche delle terre ticinesi.

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Item Number: 110101
Title: Napoleone a Pitti nei disegni di LUIGI ADEMOLLO
Author: Leone, Francesco
Price: $17.25    Original Price: $34.50
ISBN: 9788896121191
Record created on 10/28/2010
Description: Roma: W. Apolloni, 2010. 30cm., pbk., 59pp., 11 b&w illus., 16 figures, many in color.
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Item Number: 143836
Title: EILEEN AGAR : Dreaming Oneself Awake
Author: Remy, Michel
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781780237275
Record created on 11/30/2016
Available June 2017
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Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 130 color plates.

Summary: Born in Buenos Aires in 1899 but largely working and living in Britain and Europe, Eileen Agar was an artist who throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main artistic movements of the twentieth-century: cubism and surrealism. In this first full account of Agar’s complete works—which include paintings, collages, photographs, and objects—Michel Remy offers a rich exploration of an important artist who was deeply entrenched in some of the most innovative scenes of the twentieth-century art world. Drawing on archival research as well as personal conversations with Agar, Remy examines her life and work throughout her 80-year-career, including her passage through cubism and abstraction and into surrealism and her sustained participation in surrealist activities in England and abroad. He illustrates each of her periods with striking images of works and rare photographs of her life, revealing the powerful myth-making drive that compelled her. He also explores the tenderness, humor, poetry, love of nature and the world, subversion of the laws of reality, and celebration of femininity that were her essential qualities and subjects. The result is a fresh and cogent account of a fascinating artist whose quality of work, independence of mind, and freedom of imagination demonstrate the powerful role that women artists played in the story of surrealism.

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Item Number: 144382
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Midnight and Moon
Author: Fox Weber, Nicholas (intro)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781941701621
Record created on 01/19/2017
Available March 2017
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Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 144pp., 75 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Using minimal means—paint straight from the tube, applied meticulously with a palette knife—and a focused selection of colors, Josef Albers’s sustained, serial investigation into rhythm, mood, and spatial movement is explored in this lavishly produced volume that looks solely at his respective grey and yellow paintings, exploring two distinct color palettes pervasive to his oeuvre. Highlighting the rich diversity of effects Albers drew from a narrow range of colors, this publication centers around the groundbreaking Homage to the Square (A) (1950), the inaugural painting in the series that would occupy the artist until his death in 1976. The pairing of two palettes—black, white, and grey and an array of yellows—stems in part from Albers’s 1964 series of lithographs, Midnight and Noon, which brought together these two opposing color sets in a single portfolio. Together they address the limitless possibilities the artist found in color and form in relation to light. The impossible simultaneity of “midnight” and “noon” moreover speaks to Albers’s transcending of what he called “factual facts” in favor of the play of perception and illusion possible in art. Opening with an introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, that contextualizes these works and their color palettes, this volume also includes Albers’s own writing on Homage to the Square. Additionally, Elaine de Kooning’s historic text and Colm Tóibín’s recent writing explore this body of work from different perspectives and time periods. Published on the occasion of exhibitions at David Zwirner’s New York and London galleries in 2016 and 2017, this beautifully illustrated publication looks at one of the most influential abstract painters of the twentieth century.

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Item Number: 143671
Title: Small-Great Objects : Anni and Josef ALBERS in the Americas
Author: Reynolds-Kaye, Jennifer
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780300225693
Record created on 11/17/2016
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Yale University Art Gallery, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 96pp., 58 color, 17 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Small-Great Objects presents a remarkable look into the art-collecting practices of two of modern art’s most widely influential figures, Anni (1899–1994) and Josef (1888–1976) Albers. Their impressive collection of over 1,400 objects from Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, represents a conscious endeavor that goes well beyond that of a casual hobby, displaying a deep appreciation for the art, textiles, and overall ingenuity of the ancient American world. This insightful book draws on primary-source materials such as the couple’s letters, personal papers, and archival photographs—many never before published—and demonstrates their conviction that these Prehispanic objects displayed a formal sophistication and bold abstraction that defy the prevalent conception of the works as “primitive.” Moreover, it shows how the Alberses spread their appreciation of the ancient world to others, through their teachings, their writings, and their own art practices.

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Item Number: 144364
Title: Chiesa, impero e turcherie : GIUSEPPE ALBERTI pittore e architetto nel Trentino barocco
Author: Dal Pra, Laura (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788894225006
Record created on 01/19/2017
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Description: Trento: Provincia autonoma di Trento, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 390pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento. Italian text.

Summary: Three hundred years ago, Giuseppe Alberti, a painter and architect from the Fiemme valley and a leading figure in Baroque art in Trentino, died in Cavalese. He was involved in the two biggest projects taking place in Trento at the end of the 17th century, namely the Chapel of the Crucifix in the cathedral and the Giunta Albertiana building at the Castello del Buonconsiglio. The third centenary of the artist’s death offered a unique opportunity to recall his work with an exhibition at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, retracing the most important phases in his activities, which saw him play a leading role in the local artistic scene in the last quarter of the 17th century. Thanks to numerous restoration projects promoted by the Cultural Heritage Department over the last thirty years, most of Alberti’s works, whether frescoes or paintings, are now in an excellent state of conservation. Alberti also worked extensively in the diocese, in the Abbey Church in S. Michele all’Adige, where he painted the magnificent demi-lunettes with the Fathers of the Church, the Franciscan church in Cavalese, the Chapel of Suffrage in the Archpriest Church in Riva del Garda and the Chapel of the Rosary in the Parish Church of Pressano, but he was also active in the Vicenza area, working on the decoration of Palazzo Leoni Montanari. In addition to more than seventy works including paintings, drawings, etchings, silverware, alabaster objects and sculptures, the exhibition also intends to highlight the best items produced by Alberti, comparing them with the many stylistic models encountered by the Trentino artist during his studies in Venice (Pietro and Marco Liberi, Bernardo Strozzi, Francesco Maffei, Giovanni Battista Langetti, Karl Loth and Pietro della Vecchia) and in Rome (Pietro da Cortona). The exhibition will recall the fashion for so-called turquerie exploding in Europe in the 17th century, a style which conquered the Western aristocracy, fascinated by the exotic and relatively unknown culture of Turkey, the centre of the Ottoman Empire. In this period the West showed a growing interest in Turkish arts and artefacts, including music, visual arts, architecture and sculpture. The exhibition will display the original blue and coloured majolica tiles in oriental style that once covered the floors of rooms in the Giunta Albertiana. In addition to many motifs taken from the splendid pottery of Iznik, innumerable figures representing birds, landscapes and architecture can be found on these tiles, the same motifs being echoed in aristocratic dwellings, suggesting a dialogue between the West and Istanbul resulting from continuing interaction in terms of trade, legations, and political and diplomatic relations. In the eighteen lunettes in the first room of the Giunta Albertiana, the artist from Fiemme painted chiaroscuro maps with views of cities won back from the Turks by the Empire around the end of the 17th century. Most of these are Hungarian cities, among which Budapest stands out, but there is also Vienna, defended against the attack of the Turks in 1683.

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Item Number: 137494
Title: Acanthus occidens : GIOCONDO ALBERTOLLI, formulazione e crisi di una precettistica neoclassica
Author: Cardelli, Mascia
Price: $20.00    Original Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9788890202667
Record created on 08/10/2015
Description: Firenze: MCD, 2015. 24cm., pbk., 400pp. illus. Summary: Il magistero di Giocondo Albertolli (1742-1839) all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano dal 1776 al 1812 si diffuse grazie alla stampa di quattro repertori di tavole, i quali compendiavano la lunga esperienza dell'ornatista nel campo della decorazione. Quei volumi furono il testo base per gli allievi che frequentavano il corso di ornato a Brera ma anche il punto di riferimento per le generazioni successive. Il metodo di Albertolli godette di ottima fortuna, imponendosi per decenni nelle accademie e nelle scuole d'arte; solo a partire dagli anni Settanta dell'Ottocento la fortuna di suoi repertori risentì dei tentativi di innovazione dell'insegnamento accademico. La foglia d'acanto, che era stato per quasi un secolo il simbolo incontrastato della decorazione neoclassica, tramontò. (Explicandi via, 2)
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Item Number: 139298
Title: MILES ALDRIDGE : Please Return Polaroid
Author: Aldridge, Miles
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783958290990
Record created on 12/25/2015
Description: Göttingen: Steidl, 2016. 28cm., hardcover, 190pp., 117 color photos.

Summary: With this volume, Miles Aldridge revisits his Polaroid archive of 20 highly prolific years of magazine assignments. Lots of those old Polaroids were intentionally or accidentally damaged while working on different stories--trimming, adjusting, marking, cutting, pasting, outlining specific details in order for them to be enhanced, modified, reassembled or discarded. Liberated from their original context, the images take on a life of their own and adapt an almost dreamlike and very effectual character. By partly enlarging and arranging the Polaroids in unexpected ways, Aldridge treats them as singular images that command individual respect. Here, we get a rare insight into a photographer’s storyboard and workflow while learning to appreciate the importance of flaws and imperfections, but also of the playfulness that happens along the way to the finished photograph.

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Item Number: 143581
Title: PIERRE ALECHINSKY : Marginalia : Plume et pinceau
Author: Deparpe, Patrice
Price: $59.50
ISBN: 9788836634163
Record created on 11/07/2016
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 216pp., 250 illus. Exhibition held at Musée départemental Matisse, Cateau-Cambresis

Summary: Le musée départemental Matisse présente une exposition consacrée à Pierre Alechinsky principalement articulée autour de quelques peintures monumentales et de tableaux 'à remarques marginales'. Cet ensemble est ponctué de gravures et de lithographies murales, de placards composés en duo avec des amis écrivains : Christian Dotremont, Salah Stétié, Claude Simon, Christiane Rochefort, Roland Topor…, d’illustrations pour des ouvrages de bibliophilie d’Yves Bonnefoy, Michel Butor, André Breton, Roger Caillois, Achille Chavée, Cioran, Hugo Claus, Hélène Cixous, Joyce Mansour, Marcel Moreau, Pierre André Benoit (PAB), Jean Tardieu…, de quatorze peintures et variantes consécutives aux illustrations entreprises dans les années quatre-vingts pour le Traité des excitants modernes de Balzac ainsi que de l’imagerie d’accompagnement pour le Volturno, un poème de Blaise Cendrars resté inédit depuis 1909 et de six planches, trouvées aux puces, débrochées, de la Flora Danica des années 1761 à 1883, devenues au fil du pinceau le support de 'collages sans colle'.

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Item Number: 143312
Title: PIERRE ALECHINSKY : post Cobra
Author: Weitering, Katja (ed)
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788836635177
Record created on 10/12/2016
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 22cm., pbk., 128pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen. French text.

Summary: L’oeuvre de Pierre Alechinsky (Bruxelles, 1927) combine une imagination débridée à une méthode de travail spontanée et directe. Ses oeuvres lyriques et évocatrices sont notamment influencées par la calligraphie orientale et animent un univers éminemment personnel où les représentation et signes (primitifs) se parent d’un voile mythique. Au fil des ans, cet artiste a créé une oeuvre riche qui lui a permis d’acquérir une large reconnaissance internationale. Ce catalogue, publié à l’occasion de l’exposition Pierre Alechinsky - post Cobra au musée Cobra d’art moderne d’Amstelveen, reprend quatrevingt- dix dessins et peintures de la période entre 1960 et 2016. L’historien de l’art français Dominique Radrizzani se penche entre autres sur les remarques marginales qui constituent une partie essentielle de l’oeuvre d’Alechinsky depuis le milieu des années soixante. L’artiste lui-même écrit sur sa relation avec les membres du mouvement Cobra aux alentours de la période de la création de ce groupe international en 1948.

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Item Number: 144085
Title: ALESSI In-possible
Author: Appiani, Francesca
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9788836635955
Record created on 12/21/2016
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 23cm., pbk., 116pp., 50 color illus. Exhibition held at Triennale, Milano. Itlaian-English text.

Summary: The Alessi Museum and the Triennale Design Museum present “Alessi IN-possible. When an idea isn’t a product yet,” the second venue for an exhibition created in collaboration with the Design Museum Holon. A selection of projects that were never put into production to discover the lesser-known part of the Alessi Museum’s collection to chronicle the inner workings of an Italian Design Factories. Arranged chronologically from the 1920s to the present, more than 50 projects by some of the most famous Italian and international designers and architects.

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Item Number: 142987
Title: Gli allievi di ALGARDI : Opere, geografia, temi della scultura in Italia nella seconda metà del Seicento : Convegno internazionale
Author: Bacchi, Andrea (et al)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788899765224
Record created on 09/18/2016
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Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 424pp., 16 color, 180 b&w illus illus. Papers from a conference held at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, 9-11 April 2015.

Summary: A trent'anni dalla pubblicazione del magistrale monografia di Jennifer Montagusu sullo scultore Alessandro Algardi (Bologna, 1598 - Roma, 1654), ancora oggi punto di partenza imprescindibile per lo studio della scultura barocca italiana, il convegno internazionale Gli allievi di Algardi. Opere, geografia, temi della scultura in Italia nella seconda metà del Seicento (2015), organizzato in collaborazione tra il Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut e la Scuola Normale Superiore, ha reso omaggio alla sua autrice affrontando, in alcuni punti nodali, il tema della diffusione e della fortuna del linguaggio algardiano non solo a Roma, ma anche nei principali centri artistici della penisola, dopo la morte del maestro fino alla conclusione del secolo. Il punto di partenza è stata la produzione dei "giovani" di Algardi (Ercole Ferrata, Domenico Guidi e Girolamo Lucenti) e i loro debiti nei confronti dello scultore bolognese, con approfondimenti su singole opere romane e una riflessione su alcuni degli aspetti centrali della loro ricezione. Si prosegue poi con l'assimilazione del linguaggio algardiano fuori dalla città pontificia, prendendo in considerazione casi di opere presenti realizzate da suoi allievi a Napoli, Genova, Bologna, Siena e Firenze. I viaggi di questi fuori Roma o la loro produzione in patria dopo l'apprendistato romano, così come la circolazione dei modelli del maestro in Italia nel medio e tardo Seicento, permetteranno di misurare le qualità dell'insegnamento algardiano anche alla luce delle declinazioni locali che questa lezione innescò in diversi centri di consolidata tradizione artistica. Infine, per ricapitolare le principali tematiche emerse, si utilizzeranno alcuni punti di osservazione privilegiati, quali il rapporto con l'Antico, il dialogo tra pittura e scultura, le evoluzioni del rilievo tardo barocco, la fortuna nella guidistica.

Contents: A. Bacchi, I Crocifissi di Ferrata per San Pietro ; C. Parisi, Vicende artistiche e fortuna critica di Girolamo Lucenti ; I. Herklotz, Ecfrasi e scultura a Roma all'ombra di Luigi XIV. Una nuova fonte per Domenico Guidi ; C. Giometti, A Roma e altrove. Il doppio registro espressivo di Domenico Guidi ; F. Loffredo, Il San Crispino di Reggio Emilia: la rielaborazione di una terracotta di Algardi ; P. D'Agostino, La circolazione dei bronzetti di Alessandro Algardi nell'Italia meridionale ; S. Zanuso, Un inedito memoriale di Bernardo Falconi: dalla corte estense ai colossi lombardi ; S. Massari, La memoria di Algardi nella scultura bolognese del secondo Seicento ; D. Sanguineti, Algardi e l'ambiente genovese- collezionismo, fortuna, tangenze ; A. Angelini, L'eredità della lezione di Alessandro Algardi nell'arte a Siena in età chigiana ; K. d'Alburquerque, Giovanni Battista Foggini, scultore 'algardiano' al servizio dei Medici ; S. Pierguidi, Ferrata e Maratti: il primato dell'Antico nello studio accademico ; S. Rudolph, Maratti e gli scultori ; A.-L. Desmas, Il rilievo: da Algardi a Monnot ; L. Simonato, Giovan Battista Pacichelli e la scultura.

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Item Number: 102963
Title: ANTONIO VASSILACCHI ALIENSE 1556-1629 : A Greek Painter in Italy
Author: Makrykostas, Haris K
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9789602203910
Record created on 09/07/2009
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Description: Athens: Kitty Kyriacopoulos, 2008. 31cm., hardcover, 239pp. with 59 color plates, several text illus. English text. Second edition.
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Item Number: 143679
Title: A Suite for Piano: ALMA-TADEMA and a Gilded Age Music Room
Author: Godin, Alexis ; Kathleen M. Morris (eds)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300226676
Record created on 11/17/2016
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Clark Art Institute, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 160pp., 100 color illus.

Summary : During the 19th century, New York City’s grand mansions on Fifth and Madison Avenues boasted sumptuous interiors, often with each room decorated in a different historic style. Financier, art collector, and philanthropist Henry Gurdon Marquand famously commissioned eminent British painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912) to create the Greco-Pompeian music room for his home. This beautiful publication documents and examines the celebrated design, which included an elaborately decorated Steinway grand piano, a large suite of matching furniture, and an embroidery scheme for the upholstery and coordinated curtains. Alma-Tadema secured Frederic Leighton to create a major painting for the room’s ceiling and Sir Edward Poynter to paint the piano’s fallboard. One of Alma-Tadema’s most famous paintings, A Reading from Homer, was painted for this room. For the first time since Marquand’s death in 1902, the contents of this exceptional room have been brought together and considered in light of Marquand’s patronage, Alma-Tadema’s career, the firm that manufactured the furniture, and the social function of the music room.

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Item Number: 141021
Title: LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA
Author: Prettejohn, Elizabeth ; Peter Trippi (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791355528
Record created on 04/23/2016
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2016. 30cm., hardcover, 240pp., 175 color illus.

Summary: This important re-evaluation of the Dutch- born painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema traces his personal and artistic journey towards international fame and success in London and investigates how this exceptionally creative artist used his own houses and studios as laboratories to produce vivid paintings of life in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Lawrence Alma-Tadema s paintings were immensely popular among his contemporaries, and have since enchanted a wide audience through the medium of cinema. Anyone who has ever enjoyed the great epic films of antiquity from Italian silent classics and Cecil B. DeMille to Ridley Scott s Gladiator will instantly recognize their origins in sets and costumes Alma- Tadema invented. Accompanied by glowing reproductions of the artist s rich and detailed works, this book boldly re-assesses Alma-Tadema s art through the idea of home: from his admiration for the interiors depicted in early Dutch paintings through his fascination with Pompeian ruins, to his creation of large studio houses that were artworks in their own right. Building upon Alma-Tadema s renown as the archaeologist of artists, the new scholarship in this impressive volume shows how the spaces he created and inhabited with his talented artist-wife Laura and their two daughters reflected an aesthetic vision that has thrilled viewers and other artists for more than a century. Appealing to general and scholarly audiences alike, this book underscores Alma-Tadema s reputation as one of his era s greatest creative talents.

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Item Number: 143320
Title: Fragile Legacies: The Photographs of SOLOMON OSAGIE ALONGE
Author: Staples, Amy J. ; Flora S. Kaplan
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781907804991
Record created on 10/13/2016
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Description: London: Giles, 2016. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

Summary: Fragile Legacies showcases the fascinating photographs of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994), Nigeria's premier twentieth-century photographer and the first official photographer to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Benin. Alonge's historic photographs document the rituals, pageantry, and regalia of the Benin Court for over a half-century, and provide rare insight into the history of Nigeria from an insider's perspective. With important contributions by leading Nigerian writers, this volume examines the transformations of colonialism in Africa, and more specifically Nigeria, within the context of global capitalism in the early to mid-twentieth century.

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Item Number: 143300
Title: ALAIN ALQUIER : Bois de vie
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Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9788836634095
Record created on 10/11/2016
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 120pp., 60 illus. Exhibitiopn held at Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Matmut, Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville

Summary: Si au départ l’idée du cep de vigne est évidente, la peinture prend vite le dessus et dépasse le sujet. L’image figurative devient aussitôt une abstraction mentale dans laquelle chacun choisit celle qui convient à sa vie, à ses croyances, à ses interrogations. Certains veulent voir des crucifixions, des descentes de croix, d’autres des danses effrénées ou des luttes corps à corps. Car, le corps hante la surface peinte. Sur un fond uniforme, gris neutre soutenu, des bandes tortueuses de blancs, de bruns, de noirs s’élèvent et bifurquent de part et d’autre de l’axe médian, s’adossant à une croix latine plus ou moins affirmée. Elles s’affrontent et se mêlent, s’approchent et s’éloignent, se repoussent ou s’étreignent. La couleur est sobre, intime, sans agression. Le geste est lent, mesuré, contrôlé, sans repentir. Une fois né, il va à sa fin, sans retour en arrière, jusqu’à la rupture. Alors il y a libération d’énergie, la matière passe de l’opacité à la transparence, la lumière s’infiltre, resurgit et vole en éclats. On a la sensation de ressentir la douleur, la puissance, l’obstination. Une tension permanente maintient l’équilibre des éléments qui s’affrontent. C’est le théâtre de la vie, le combat du quotidien.

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Item Number: 110769
Title: RAMON MARTI ALSINA : El gran dia de Girona : Anatomia d'un quadre
Author: Faxedas, Maria Lluisa (et al)
Price: $27.50    Original Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788439385073
Record created on 12/07/2010
Description: Girona: Museu d'Art Girona, 2010. 24cm., hardcover, 372pp., 58 color illus. Multi-lingual text. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 133634
Title: Das Expressive in der Kunst 1500–1550 : ALBRECHT ALTDORFER und seine Zeitgenossen
Author: Fait, Jiri ; Susanne Jaeger (eds)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9783422073036
Record created on 12/04/2014
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Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2015. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 304pp., 282 illus., most in color. German text. Summary: A tendency to use expressive forms of expression broke fresh ground in the art of Central Europe during the first half of the 16th century. For example, a dynamic defamiliarizing of structures, strong colors, lighting effects and focusing on objects are characteristic, as is the caricature of figures through exaggerated gestures, physiognomies and garments, for instance. Among other artists, this tendency can be found in works by Albrecht Altdorfer, Matthias Grünewald, Wolf Huber, Hans Leinberger or the Master IP. This sumptuously designed book presents the latest findings on the subject and is based on essays for a conference being prepared in conjunction with the current exhibition “Fantastische Welten” (Fantastic Worlds) in Frankfurt and Vienna.
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Item Number: 141597
Title: KAI ALTHOFF : and then leave me to the common swifts
Author: Althoff, Kai (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781633450189
Record created on 06/06/2016
Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2016. 27cm., hardcover, 196pp., 205 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Kai Althoff is one of the most consummate--and unpredictable--artists of his generation. A painter and a draftsman, he has experimented since the mid-1990s with combinations of unconventional mediums and exhibition formats to create all-encompassing environments that might include finely detailed drawings, collage, woven textiles, knitted fabric, soft sculpture, paintings, writing, video, fragrance and song. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this publication presents Althoff’s work in all mediums made over a 25-year career. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the book features lavish color reproductions of Althoff’s most significant works. Contributions by scholars, art professionals and friends of the artist offer multiple perspectives on Althoff’s iconographically rich work.

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Item Number: 142713
Title: ANTONIO MERCURIO AMOROSI 1660-1738 : La cultura figurativa del '700 tra le Marche e Roma
Author: Maggini, Claudio ; Stefano Papetti
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788899680060
Record created on 08/29/2016
Description: Roma: Etgraphiae, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 143pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Sala Consiliare del Comune di Comunanza.

Summary: A Comunanza presso la sala consiliare del Comune è esposta la mostra Antonio Mercurio Amorosi dove sono state allestite ben 80 opere del pittore. Antonio Mercurio Amorosi, pittore di Comunanza, illustre figlio di questa terra che si è saputo distinguere per le sue opere religiose, scene mitologiche, allegoriche, bibliche, nature morte e bambocciate dalla fine del Seicento e per buona parte del secolo successivo. Un successo che necessariamente passa attraverso la formazione accademica ricevuta nella bottega dei Ghezzi che lo portò, nel corso della vita, ad avere committenze importanti sia nel territorio italiano, che nel panorama internazionale. Il nuovo catalogo monografico, con la descrizione di tutti i dipinti esposti all’interno di questa notevole mostra, vi guiderà all’interno delle sale espositive facendovi scoprire l’arte di Antonio Mercurio Amorosi.

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Item Number: 141639
Title: Femminile e femminino. Donne a casa ANDERSEN
Author: Di Monte, Maria Giuseppina (ed)
Price: $59.95
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Description: Roma: Palombi, 2016. 28cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition held at Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Roma.

Summary: Attraverso le opere dei fratelli Hendrik e Andreas Andersen la mostra propone un viaggio nell’universo femminile a cavallo fra Ottocento e Novecento. Il percorso espositivo intende mettere in luce aspetti duraturi o mutevoli della multiforme e complessa costellazione del femminile. Fu Johann Wolfgang von Goethe a coniare la definizione di eterno femminino affermando “tutto ciò che passa non è che un simbolo, l'imperfetto qui si completa, l'ineffabile è qui realtà, l'eterno femminino ci attira in alto accanto a sé” (Faust). In tal modo lo scrittore tedesco enfatizza la “potenza” della donna che attira al cielo e conduce l'uomo fuori della dimensione del tempo. L'eterno femminino non va confuso con la “femminilità” che è piuttosto la somma dei tratti tipici che distinguono le donne nell'atteggiamento e nel gusto. La mostra ha il pregio di presentare la cospicua collezione di ritratti, generalmente non visibili, che insieme agli arredi, alle fotografie d’epoca, ai libri e alle sculture testimoniano lo sforzo di Hendrik di trasformare la sua abitazione in un luogo vivo e pulsante di relazioni e di scambio. La casa, da sempre simbolo del femminile, s’identifica qui con il corpo della donna che non è altro che “una proiezione e un'espansione della sua anima” (Praz, 1939) che assurge così a simbolo, raccontando le storie dei personaggi che l’hanno vissuta e frequentata. Attraverso un intreccio fatto di oggetti e memorie l'esposizione ricostruisce un’epoca e un modo di “abitare”. La casa di Hendrik Andersen è stata infatti concepita dall'artista come un crocevia di esistenze ed esperienze di cui la mostra intende mettere in risalto la sapiente ed equilibrata sintesi.

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Item Number: 144595
Title: LAURIE ANDERSON : The Witness of the Body
Author: de Blasio, Davide
Price: $49.50
ISBN: 9788856905489
Record created on 02/15/2017
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Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. English text. Exhibition held at ex-Chiostro di S. Caterina a Formiello, Naples.
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Item Number: 139982
Title: FRA ANGELICO : Liturgie et mémoire
Author: Gerbron, Cyril
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9782503567693
Record created on 02/11/2016
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. 27cm., pbk., 400pp., 86 color, 49 6&w illus.

Summary: L’étude porte sur neuf retables et l’armadio degli argenti de Fra Angelico. La démarche adoptée, de caractère anthropologique, vise à mieux comprendre les fonctions et les usages des images au sein des communautés monastiques et pour les fidèles, à tenter de saisir comment elles façonnent les imaginaires, prescrivent des comportements, participent à renforcer des croyances et à créer la présence du surnaturel. On s’interroge d’abord sur la fonction des objets-retables au sein de l’espace ecclésial et sur les rapports qu’ils entretiennent avec l’autel et le tabernacle auxquels ils sont organiquement liés, mais aussi avec les différents signes et objets présents sur ou autour de l’autel (paroles de la messe et de l’office, livres, espèces eucharistiques, reliques, croix…). Les retables sont définis comme des œuvres « intégrées » et chargées d’un « temps plein », combinant le passé de l’Incarnation et de la légende hagiographique, le présent de la commémoration liturgique et le futur du paradis céleste. Sont ensuite analysées les images narratives des prédelles, dont l’univers relève pleinement d’un imaginaire, régi par des lois internes à la fiction picturale. Elles racontent une histoire qui combine également le passé et le présent, car elles fonctionnent comme des miroirs moraux. Le regardeur doit les faire siennes dans un sens fort, assimiler leur contenu spirituel pour pratiquer les vertus à l’image des saints et du Christ. Elles sont donc conçues pour être facilement mémorisables, et, dans l’armadio degli argenti, leur invention recourt directement aux procédés des arts de la mémoire. Toutes les œuvres étudiées sont des machines pour la mémorisation, la méditation et l’invention d’autres images, directement insérées dans une quête spirituelle. (Etudes Renaissantes, 18)

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Item Number: 144334
Title: Il Tabernacolo di Montefune del BEATO ANGELICO : Vicende e peripezie di un’eccellenza artistica nella valle del Santerno
Author: Prantoni, Emilio
Price: $29.50
ISBN: 9788869420436
Record created on 01/13/2017
Description: Imola: Corso Bacchilega, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 80pp. illus.

Summary: Il trittico di San Domenico a Fiesole, dipinto dal Beato Angelico, era completato da un tabernacolo con due angeli adoranti sui lati e un “Hecce Homo” sull’usciolo. In queste pagine Emilio Prantoni ricostruisce le vicende di questo tabernacolo, alienato dalla composizione originaria, del quale si erano perse le tracce. L’ipotesi, solidamente dimostrata, è che il tabernacolo fosse stato portato nella chiesa di Montefune, frazione di Castel del Rio (BO) e che, successivamente smembrato, le sue parti superstiti siano finite nei musei del Louvre e dell’Ermitage.

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Item Number: 140488
Title: La Crocifissione dell’ANGELICO a San Marco quarant’anni dopo l’intervento della salvezza : ndagini, restauri, riflessioni
Author: Scudieri, Magnolia (ed)
Price: $15.98    Original Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788883478345
Record created on 03/21/2016
Description: Livorno: Sillabe, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 116pp. illus., most in color.

iIncludes: Una Crocifissione anomala ; Cronaca di un restauro ; Tecniche di indagine non invasive per immagini e loro risultati ; Tecniche di indagine non invasive puntuali ; Tecniche di indagine micro invasive ; Tecnica e degrado della Crocifissione dell’Angelico attraverso il programma di indagini - analisi, confronto e discussione dei risultati ; I problemi conservativi della Crocifissione dell’Angelico - complessità, indagini e soluzioni individuate ; Il senso di un restauro: la Crocifissione del Capitolo dal passato per il futuro. (Quaderni dell'Ufficio e Laboratorio : Restauri del Polo Museale della Toscana, 1)

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Item Number: 110355
Title: Mater admirabilis : i polittici di Francesco di Andrea ANGUILLA
Author: Dinelli, Pier Paolo
Price: $4.85    Original Price: $48.50
ISBN: 9788863152432
Record created on 11/10/2010
Description: Pisa: Pacini, Comune di Camaiore, 2010. 30cm., pbk., 93pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Museo d'arte sacra, Camaiore. Contents: La Madonna con il Bambino ; Il polittico di Francesco di Andrea Anguilla nella storia della Badia di San Pietro ; Nuove proposte per Francesco di Andrea Anguilla ed il suo polittico di Camaiore ; Trovasi in uno stato di deperimento deplorante... ; Il polittico di Francesco d'Andrea Anguilla in Camaiore.
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Item Number: 141725
Title: PATRICE ANGUS : Painting and Drawings
Author: Blair, Douglas
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9783775741804
Record created on 06/10/2016
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2016. 31 x 27cm., hardcover, 192pp., 100 illus. German-English text.

Summary: Isolation and a desperate search for recognition in New York in the eighties are captured unsparingly by American painter Patrick Angus (1953–1992). The stark drama of his explicit themes, the phenomenal exactitude of his observations juxtaposed against the brilliant iridescence of his colorations, are currently being celebrated as a rediscovery in an international context. The subject of a homosexual artist’s life in New York’s demimonde is only the veneer of meaning of his work. Although his subject is inevitably his own life, it is a reflection the human condition we all know, the longing for love, friendship, and acceptance. This poetic unison, supported by superb technical execution, gives Patrick Angus’ paintings and drawings their irresistible, emotional, and universal appeal. Painting was the passion of Patrick Angus’ short life. Dying a victim of the AIDS plague, his only wish was that his work would survive him. This book is a posthumous homage to a great artist.

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Item Number: 143915
Title: THOMAS ANNAN : Photographer of Glasgow
Author: Maddox, Amanda ; Sara Stevenson
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781606065235
Record created on 12/06/2016
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Description: Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 216pp., 198 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire. Often working in conjunction with civic projects, Annan produced numerous series that underscore the transformation of the city and its environs, though he remains best known for one series in particular: a group of enigmatic photographs of central Glasgow's narrow alleys, or closes, on the verge of demolition. These haunting images, made between 1868 and 1871 and regarded as precursors of the documentary tradition in photography, represent the notion of progress that underpins much of Annan's oeuvre. Annan's publication history serves as the organizing principle for this book, which considers both the breadth of his body of work as well as the multiple formats in which his photographs appeared and circulated. Featured here are seven examples- including private albums and commercial books-that focus on subjects as varied as the city's streets and closes, the Loch Katrine aqueduct, Glasgow College, the cathedral, and the country estates of the landed gentry, highlighting Annan's extensive engagement with the city of Glasgow. Plates from each of these works are faithfully reproduced in full color, and an introductory essay by the leading authority on Annan surveys the life and career of this widely influential photographer.

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Item Number: 134724
Title: (ANTHONISZ) Birds-Eye view of Amsterdam : On the Cusp of the Golden Age
Author: van Hasselt, Laura ; Yvonne Bleyerveld (eds)
Price: $38.50
ISBN: 9789462620391
Record created on 02/15/2015
Description: Zwolle: Waanders, in collaboration with: Amsterdam Museum, 2015. 27cm., pbk., 88pp., 80 illus. English text. Summary : The famous painting Bird's-Eye View(1538) by Cornelis Anthonisz is above all the oldest map of Amsterdam. Bird's-Eye View draws a unique picture of Amsterdam in the first half of the 16th century. A small catholic town on the shores of the river Amstel, standing with one foot in dhe Middle Ages and the other on the cusp of the Golden Age. A city, soon to be heading the world's leading power.
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Item Number: 143735
Title: Le ceramiche italiane di LEOPOLD ANZENGRUBER ; Da Vietri a Firenze 1932-1941
Author: Levi, Giorgio
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9791220010191
Record created on 11/22/2016
Description: Roma: Edizioni Iuno, 2016. 29cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.

Summary: Il libro documenta, per la prima volta, la produzione italiana del famoso ceramista austriaco Leopold Anzengruber. Una assoluta novità è la produzione vietrese (I.C.S. ed Avallone, dal 1932 al 1934), fino ad oggi del tutto sconosciuta. Il libro presenta un numero elevato di ceramiche vietresi di qualità, le prime opere di un giovanissimo Anzengruber: ceramiche firmate e ceramiche attribuite sulla base di una analisi meticolosa dei marchi. Viene poi presentata la produzione fiorentina realizzata da Zaccagnini tra il 1936 ed il 1938: statuine, in gran parte inedite, anch'esse di grande qualità. Il periodo italiano si chiude alla S.A.C.A. di Sesto Fiorentino, tra il 1938 ed il 1941. La produzione sestese, più commerciale, ebbe un grande successo sul mercato, soprattutto fuori dell'Italia. Il libro si conclude con due capitoli dedicati alla iniziale produzione viennese del secondo dopoguerra (che più si rifà allo stile italiano), ed all'influenza che le ceramiche di Anzengruber (soprattutto quelle fiorentine) hanno esercitato su varie manifatture italiane.

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Item Number: 137443
Title: ANDREA APPIANI Pittore di Napoleone
Author: Leone, Francesco
Price: $58.50
ISBN: 9788857230443
Record created on 08/05/2015
Description: Milano: Skira, 2015. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp., 150 illus., most in color.

Summary: Il valore di Andrea Appiani (Milano, 1754-1817), artista osannato al suo tempo e durante tutta la prima metà dell’Ottocento, pittore di Napoleone in Italia, non ha ancora visto il suo giusto riconoscimento. Sull’artista non esisteva ancora, a tutt’oggi, una moderna monografia di rilievo. Questo libro affronta per la prima volta un complesso e articolato processo di sistemazione storiografica e di riordino sulla figura e sul catalogo delle opere del pittore, uno dei più grandi artisti europei dell’età napoleonica. Per questo lavoro, oltre al vasto materiale bibliografico, sono stati per la prima volta pienamente indagati e utilizzati i dati e i documenti riuniti nella cartella “Andrea Appiani” del Fondo Custodi della Bibliothèque Nationale di Parigi, materiali in gran parte ancora inediti che vengono integralmente pubblicati nella seconda parte del volume. Quei documenti che per mole, difficilissima lettura, eterogenea estrazione, nonché diverse e spesso indecifrabili grafie avevano sempre scoraggiato gli studiosi e ogni progetto di trascrizione organica, diventano ora uno strumento imprescindibile e di riferimento per ricostruire la vicenda artistica di questo grande pittore.

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Item Number: 144116
Title: IDA APPLEBROOG : Mercy Hospital
Author: Applin, Jo
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781942607595
Record created on 12/26/2016
Description: New York: Karma, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 304pp., 139 color illus.

Summary: In 2009 Ida Applebroog’s (born 1929) assistants found a box marked “Mercy Hospital.” Inside was a series of drawings the artist made nearly 50 years ago, during a period of institutionalization after suffering a debilitating breakdown in San Diego in 1969. During this tumultuous period, Applebroog, by her own account, “withdrew from the world entirely, for a period hardly able to speak at all.” Instead she turned to drawing, producing works in graphite, India ink and watercolors, at times accompanied by text from authors such as Kafka and Freud. The drawings oscillate between the figurative and the abstract, laying bare the female form and calling to mind art-historical precedents informed by psychopathology, particularly works produced in early and mid-20th-century France by the likes of Wols. The publication of Mercy Hospital, with a text by Jo Applin, is the first time that Applebroog’s work from this period has been documented in full.

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Item Number: 143302
Title: NOBUYOSHI ARAKI : Eros Diary
Author:
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780996725903
Record created on 10/11/2016
Description: New York: Anton Kern Gallery, 2016. 25cm., pbk., 94pp. illus.

Summary: Nobuyoshi Araki’s (born 1940) Eros Diary is comprised of a series of 77 new black-and-white photographs that break from his traditional ruminations on eroticism and death to reflect more inwardly on the artist’s own life and mortality. These photographs highlight an unusual softness and somber introspection as Araki internalizes recent personal traumatic events, including the loss of his beloved cat, Chiro, his fight with prostate cancer and, later, the loss of vision in his right eye. Each photograph is timestamped in reference to the anniversary of Araki’s marriage to his wife Yoko, who died in 1990. This date also coincides with the Tanabata Festival in Japan, an annual celebration based around “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl,” a folktale in which two forbidden lovers reunite once a year for a single night. The repetition of this date speaks to the artist’s reverence for his spouse and original muse, while also highlighting her absence in his life.

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Item Number: 143833
Title: LUIS JIMENEZ ARANDA : Un pintor sevillano en el París de la "Belle Époque"
Author: Illan Martin, Magdalena
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 9788477983927
Record created on 11/30/2016
Description: Sevilla: Diputacion de Sevilla, 2016. 20cm., pbk., 209pp. illus.

Summary: "Luis Jiménez es desde hace tiempo uno de los astros más brillantes de la preponderante escuela moderna, aunque, lamentablemente, más conocido y justamente admirado por la vecina República y en las demás naciones cultas". Estas palabras que Cascales Muñoz escribió en 1896 siguen teniendo cierta vigencia en la actualidad, ya que Luis Jiménez Aranda (1845-1928) –o Luis Jiménez, como prefería firmar sus obras– continúa siendo uno de los pintores sevillanos más desconocidos, a pesar de la brillante trayectoria artística que desarrolló en el ámbito internacional del último tercio del siglo XIX. Este libro pretende contribuir a paliar el déficit de conocimiento existente sobre la personalidad de Luis Jiménez y sobre su producción pictórica, poniendo en valor su carácter cosmopolita y su inquieta creatividad, receptiva a interpretar, bajo un estilo propio e individualista, las tendencias artísticas más relevantes del panorama europeo finisecular, desde el academicismo al costumbrismo, el Realismo o Impresionismo. Luis Jiménez se formó como pintor en Sevilla, desarrolló su etapa juvenil en Roma, se consagró con éxito en París y alcanzó su madurez en la localidad francesa de Pontoise. Durante su dilatada dedicación profesional a la pintura mantuvo en todo momento estrechos contactos con su tierra natal, participando con asiduidad en la escena cultural hispalense e incorporando en su obra influencias procedentes de la escuela pictórica sevillana. Las investigaciones realizadas en archivos, colecciones de arte y centros de documentación franceses han permitido trazar en este libro la trayectoria artística de Luis Jiménez y poner de relieve el protagonismo que alcanzó el pintor sevillano en la Francia de la Belle Époque. (Arte Hispalense, 108)

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Item Number: 138323
Title: DIANE ARBUS : in the beginning
Author: Rosenheim, Jeff L
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781588395955
Record created on 10/19/2015
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp., 160 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Diane Arbus is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the 20th century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognisable images of our time. This book is the definitive study of the artist’s first seven years of work, from 1956 to 1962. Drawn primarily from the rich holdings of the Metropolitan Museum’s Diane Arbus Archive – a remarkable treasury of photographs, negatives, appointment books, notebooks and correspondence – it is an essential contribution to our understanding of Arbus and her oeuvre. diane arbus: in the beginning showcases over 100 of the artist’s early photographs, more than half of which are published here for the first time. The book provides a crucial, in-depth presentation of the artist’s genesis, showing Arbus as she developed her evocative and often haunting imagery. The photographs featured in this handsome volume reveal an artist defining her style, honing her subject matter and in full possession of the many gifts for which she is now recognised the world over.

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Item Number: 141902
Title: The Sculpture of KENNETH ARMITAGE : with a Complete Inventory of Works
Author: Scott, James ; Claudia Milburn
Price: $109.99
ISBN: 9781848221789
Record created on 06/19/2016
Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2016. 29cm., hardcover, 308pp., 40 color, 360 b&w illus.

Summary: The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, which is being published to coincide with the artist's centenary in 2016, is the first book to feature a fully illustrated inventory of all of Armitage's known sculptures. It will be the only available illustrated reference book on the sculptural work of this important 20th-century artist. Through an inventory of 298 pieces and an accompanying narrative text, the book undertakes an examination of Armitage’s significant contribution to sculpture nationally and internationally during the second half of the 20th century, starting with the ‘geometry of fear’ exhibition at the 1952 Venice Biennale and Armitage’s solo contribution to the Biennale in 1958. It will be an essential reference resource for researchers, curators, dealers and collectors which will complement the complete sculpture catalogues already produced for Armitage’s sculptor contemporaries Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, Robert Adams and Reg Butler, enhancing our understanding of post-war British sculpture.

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Item Number: 142634
Title: JOHN ARMSTRONG : Paintings 1938-1958: An Enchanted Distance
Author:
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781901192391
Record created on 08/21/2016
Description: London: Piano Nobile, 2015. 29cm., hardcover, 56pp. illus.

Summary: Published to accompany the exhibition at Piano Nobile, John Armstrong: Paintings 1938-1958; An Enchanted Distance is a fully illustrated catalogue re-establishing John Armstrong A.R.A. as a pre-eminent Surrealist. Propelled to the forefront of British Modernism as a member of Unit One, Armstrong later rejected the confinement of artistic groups yet was at the heart of inter-war and post-war British art. Consistently producing prophetic, dreamlike paintings of emotional and political insight, Armstrong’s works speak of the universal through his own individual language. The most significant exhibition of Armstrong's works in over thirty years, the fully-illustrated, hardback catalogue focuses on two decades of immense productivity, creativity and innovation.

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Item Number: 136637
Title: CHARLES ARNOLDI : Paper
Author: Hickey, Dave
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781934435991
Record created on 06/09/2015
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Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2017. 20cm., hardcover, 360pp., 160 color plates. Summary: This survey presents the work on paper of Charles Arnoldi (born 1946), a nationally renowned artist based in Los Angeles. Arnoldi has been described as an artist who "draws in space" to create his unique assemblage works of art. Throughout his long career he has been fascinated with shape and pattern as they apply to advanced formal concerns, from his 1970s paintings made entirely of natural forms, to his current geometric work. Internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry has said that "the maturing Arnoldi has a secure color sense and the ability to work at large scale as well as to produce tiny, exquisite watercolors." Gehry cites Arnoldi as an influence in his own work, stating that "this is an artist whose best is yet to come, who is still experimental and still willing to risk".
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Item Number: 142075
Title: JEAN ARP : Le Leggi del Caso
Author: Fiz, Alberto
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788891809742
Record created on 06/29/2016
Description: Milano: Electa, 2016. 33cm., pbk., 200pp. illus. Exhibition held at Terme di Diocleziano, Roma

Summary: Il catalogo rende conto di una tra le più ampie retrospettive finora proposte in Italia su Jean Arp (1886-1966), in occasione dei cinquant'anni della sua scomparsa Il progetto è ideato in collaborazione con la Fondation Arp di Clamart (Francia) allo scopo di proporre una riflessione storico-critica aggiornata su uno dei maggiori protagonisti del Novecento. La rassegna, con oltre 120 opere (alcune mai esposte in precedenza) tra sculture, dipinti, rilievi, arazzi provenienti dalle maggiori collezioni europee, presenta i differenti aspetti di una ricerca articolata che ha saputo cogliere l'energia cosmica e le forze creatrici connesse con la natura, il divenire dell'esistenza, la sua precarietà e l'eloquenza del mondo sinuoso delle forme: una ricerca individuale, nomadica, scevra da ogni dogmatismo, che ha consentito ad Arp di dialogare con avanguardie, quali ad esempio il surrealismo e il costruttivismo, come sa dimostrare il curatore nel saggio introduttivo.

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Item Number: 80280
Title: AMICO ASPERTINI: La pala di Saint Nicolas de Champs a Parigi
Author:
Price: $9.38    Original Price: $37.50
ISBN:
Record created on 02/26/2007
Description: a cura di Daniela Scaglietti Kelescian, Silvia Urbini. Bologna: Compositori, 2006. 18cm., pbk., 85pp. illus.. (Quaderni della scuola di specializzazione in storia dell'arte dell'università di bologna, 6)
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