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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 10/29/07
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: 149737
Title: FILIPPO ABBIATI regista del Barocco in Lombardia
Author: Ferro, Filippo Maria ; Marina Dell'Omo
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788868572396
Record created on 12/01/18
Description: Novara: Interlinea, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 303pp. illus.

Summary: Filippo Abbiati (Milano 1640-1715) è stato, insieme con Andrea Lanzani e il Legnanino, tra i maggiori pittori milanesi del secondo Seicento lombardo e ha operato anche a Novara. Per la prima volta si raccolgono gli studi e le opere su questo gran regista del Barocco lombardo, tra committenze pubbliche e collezioni private, con inediti e novità provenienti dai documenti ritrovati. Si offre l'attività grafica e il catalogo dei dipinti con notizie dalle quadrerie private oltre a una rassegna delle opere perdute, disperse e non identificate. Infine un regesto dettagliato. "La sua inclinazione a un barocco sontuoso, che aveva caratterizzato con convinzione l'avvio ceranesco e alimentato la sua vis drammatica, verrà presto archiviato per dar luogo e voce alle orchestre dello Spatbarock e a una fioritura che tocca, con la Lombardia e l'Italia Settentrionale, l'Europa tutta, in una koinè di linguaggio tanto estesa da rammentare per diffusione solo il precedente del gotico fiorito. Le grandi macchine allestite da Filippo Abbiati, l'azzardo della sua regie e dei suoi effetti speciali sembrano trascorrere nell'oblio. Eppure una premonizione, quasi una profezia vichiana, rimane sospesa, attiva e tenace, tra le navate del Duomo, in palazzi e cattedrali romaniche, sul sito del carcere di Zebedia e attorno al monile barbarico di Monza: in attesa della coppia Manzoni-Hayez" (Filippo Maria Ferro). (I Segni, 26)

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Item Number: 149462
Title: GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE
Author: Nadel, Dan (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781949172027
Record created on 08/28/18
Description: New York: Karma Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 488pp., 223 color illus.

Summary: This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the Chicago surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie (1909–77), a key figure in midcentury American surrealism. From the late 1930s until her death, Abercrombie made paintings populated by objects of personal significance—moons, towers, cats, pennants, Victorian furniture, shells, snails and doors—to create allegories for her own often precarious psychological states. Often presiding over these symbols was Abercrombie herself, who appears in numerous pictures as proud observer or witchy caricature. Abercrombie exhibited in Chicago and New York in the 1940s and ‘50s, and her salon became a center of Midwestern culture, hosting jazz musicians (such as her close friend Dizzy Gillespie), writers and artists. This book includes new scholarship by Robert Cozzolino; a memoir of Abercrombie by Robert Storr; the artist's own writing; a definitive text by art historian Susan Weininger; and a memoir by the artist's daughter, Dinah Livingston.

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

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

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Item Number: 146926
Title: JULES ADLER : Peindre sous la IIIe République
Author: Lavin, Amelie (et al)
Price: $22.50    Original Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788836636327
Record created on 10/10/17
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp., 140 color illus. Exhibition held at Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie, Dole.

Summary: Artiste d'origine franc-comtoise ayant fait carriere à Paris sous la Troisième République, Jules Adler (1865-1952) fut avant tout le « peintre des humbles », du petit peuple parisien, des mineurs de Charleroi, des cheminaux... Son œuvre, bien plus que de déployer la simple palette d'un artiste regionaliste, affirme une démarche singulière face à la société de son temps, face à la guerre, aux questions posées à la peinture. Artiste naturaliste, inspiré directement des conditions sociales de son temps et attiré par les spectacles de la vie ardente, active et parfois douloureuse, il incarne une voie alternative ouverte à la fin du XIXe siècle entre les avant-gardes impressionnistes et l'art académique. Les textes de ce catalogue, richement illustré, s'attachent à éclairer la production d'un peintre engagé et sensible, qui se fit le porte-parole d'une époque et d'un milieu.

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Item Number: 147271
Title: ETEL ADNAN
Author: Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen
Price: $44.99
ISBN: 9781848222663
Record created on 11/08/17
Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 144pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: Etel Adnan (b.1925) is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist. This will be the first book to present a full account of Adnan’s fascinating life and work, using the drama of her biography, the complexity of her identity, and the cosmopolitan nature of her experience to illuminate the many layers and dimensions of her paintings and their progress over several crucial decades. Adnan came relatively late to painting - her first images were created in the mid-1960s in response to the Californian landscape. Her vocabulary of lines, shapes and colours has changed little since then, and yet there are huge variations in mood, texture, composition and material. Similarly, there is a balance between understanding her paintings as pure abstractions, emulating the shape of thought, and seeing them for the actual landscapes of the many places Adnan has loved, embraced and responded to. Tackling the complexities of her subject with skill and insight, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie unpacks Adnan's multi-layered career to capture the full scope of her artistic endeavours and impressive achievements. (Contemporary Painters Series)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Item Number: 148687
Title: Il restauro della cupola della cattedrale di San Lorenzo : GALEAZZO ALESSI a Genova
Author: Montagni, Claudio (ed)
Price: $42.50    Original Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9788863735468
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 200pp. illus.

Summary: Il volume prende in considerazione la cupola del più importante edificio sacro genovese: la Chiesa Metropolitana di San Lorenzo, Cattedrale di Genova. La struttura, recentemente sottoposta ad un accurato intervento di restauro, costituisce anche la prima opera genovese dell’architetto perugino Galeazzo Alessi, che la edificò intorno alla metà del XVI secolo, introducendo così questo archetipo architettonico nella città, dove in precedenza era sconosciuto. Sostituendo il tiburio di origine medievale con questo nuovo tipo di coronamento della parte sommitale degli edifici sacri, basato sui modelli illustri dell’architettura romana rinascimentale, Alessi apriva così la via ai successivi sviluppi dell’edilizia sacra genovese seicentesca. Il testo, basato sui dati emersi dai lavori di restauro e su un’ampia documentazione archivistica, in gran parte inedita, ripercorre le vicende della costruzione della cupola, partendo dal periodo medievale per giungere sino alle modifiche del XIX secolo. Viene analizzato attentamente il contesto in cui l’architetto perugino è chiamato ad operare sia dal punto di vista storico-culturale, sia riguardo agli aspetti della cultura materiale e delle tecniche edificatorie, sottolineando il rapporto con l’ambiente romano di provenienza, dominato dalle grandi figure di Michelangelo e dei Sangallo. È un momento cruciale per Genova, che entra così a pieno titolo nella civiltà rinascimentale. Il volume contiene anche un resoconto molto accurato del complesso intervento di restauro, concluso nei primi mesi del 2018, che ha comportato una serie di capillari analisi diagnostiche e la risoluzione di una vasta gamma di problematiche strutturali, conservative, tecniche ed estetiche.

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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: $66.99
ISBN: 9783422073036
Record created on 12/04/14
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 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: 148538
Title: LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO : Picturing Mexico
Author: Weissberg, Stephanie ; Karen Cordero Reiman
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300238709
Record created on 03/29/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 70 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

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

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Item Number: 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 11/10/10
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: 149079
Title: SIAH ARMAJANI : Follow This Line
Author: Davies, Clare ; Victoria Sung (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781935963196
Record created on 06/03/18
Description: Minneapolis-New York: Walker Art Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 448pp., 550 color, 250 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: In Tehran, children walking home from school would scrape their pencils against the walls, tracing their paths through the city and chanting "follow this line." Siah Armajani (born 1939) recounts that this simple gesture speaks to the desire to mark one's presence in space. Siah Armajani: Follow This Line asks visitors to follow the artist across a shifting terrain, first within the context of pre-revolution Iran, and later, postwar and present-day America. Though Armajani is best known today for his works of public art—bridges, gazebos, reading rooms—located across the United States and Europe, this groundbreaking exhibition argues for a thoughtful reexamination of his studio as the site of a rich and generative practice. His works engage a range of references: from Persian calligraphy to the manifesto, letter and talisman; from poetry to mathematical equations and computer programming; from the abstract expressionist canvas to American vernacular architecture, Bauhaus design and Russian constructivism. Published to accompany Armajani's first major US retrospective, this catalog is his most comprehensive publication to date. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, it offers new scholarship on his six-decade-long career and also includes previously unpublished texts. Contributions by Nazgol Ansarinia, Sam Durant, Barbad Golshiri and Slavs and Tatars speak to Armajani's influence on a younger generation of artists based in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

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Item Number: 149394
Title: DANIEL ARSHAM
Author: Obrist, Hans Ulrich (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780847863099
Record created on 08/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 30c., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Daniel Arsham mines lusted-after consumer goods and iconic imagery to create his conceptual objects and sculptures. The artist then casts and refinishes his work to imitate the effects of erosion and subsidence, creating monuments to our present obsessions, as if the objects were rescued from Pompeii. That same impulse toward excavation animates many of his installations,which range from layered broken walls to geodefilled caverns to melting portals. From room-collapsing environmental installations for today’s leading brands and museums to elaborate set design for classical dance, Arsham twists elements of architecture to create immersive aesthetic experiences that appeal to the divided attentions of a contemporary audience. Presented as an induction manual to Arsham’s covetable world, the book will provide a complete overview of his practice. Virgil Abloh discusses Arsham’s contribution to a post-media artistic landscape, a thread developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in a conversation with the artist that traces art-historical precedents. Steven Matijcio will discuss the artist’s projects and collaborations, which range from sets for Merce Cunningham’s dance company to clothes and sneakers with streetwear icons Ronnie Fieg and Adidas to projects with James Franco and Pharrell Williams and films with Mahershala Ali.

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Item Number: 149533
Title: BACCIO DA MONTELUPO : Architetto nella Repubblica di Lucca
Author: Ceccanti, Costantino
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788865506424
Record created on 09/14/18
Description: Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 244pp. illus.

Summary: Baccio da Montelupo è universalmente conosciuto per essere stato uno dei maggiori scultori fiorentini al passaggio tra i secoli XV e XVI. Amico di Michelangelo, prese parte ad alcune delle maggiori imprese artistiche della sua epoca, lavorò tra Firenze, Bologna e Venezia. Tuttavia, esiste un lato meno noto e meno indagato della sua carriera: già Giorgio Vasari parlò della sua attività di architetto che si svolse soprattutto, ma non solo, nell’ultimo quindicennio della sua vita, trascorso a Lucca.

L’obiettivo di questo studio è quello di ricostruire il percorso architettonico di Baccio da Montelupo, partendo dalle prime opere effimere, realizzate in occasione della visita di Leone X a Firenze, nel 1515, per arrivare alle imprese lucchesi. La scansione della documentazione d’archivio, delle fonti secondarie e, soprattutto, un’attenta analisi dell’architettura lucchese del primo Cinquecento, hanno permesso di definire in maniera dettagliata un aspetto tra i meno studiati ma tra i più interessanti del pieno Rinascimento.

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Item Number: 147475
Title: Ricerche su GIOVANNI BAGLIONE : L'iconografia, i ritratti, i dipinti mobili fino al 1600 e il rapporto con il “naturale”
Author: Vannugli, Antonio
Price: $22.50    Original Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788849235166
Record created on 12/01/17
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 208pp. illus.

Summary: Questo libro prende le mosse dall'individuazione di un nuovo Autoritratto che Giovanni Baglione (Roma 1569(?) – 1643) dipinse in gioventù e si sviluppa passando in rassegna gli autoritratti e i ritratti attualmente conosciuti dell'artista, per ampliare quindi il discorso sulla sua intera produzione ritrattistica. Attraverso tale indagine, è apparso come non mai evidente che l'incontro-scontro con il Caravaggio ebbe a livello stilistico effetti ancor meno rilevanti di quanto – non di rado per inconfessabili ragioni di mercato – si è oggi generalmente disposti ad ammettere. Essi furono invece non solo marginali e transeunti, ma soprattutto svincolati dal percorso personale di Baglione verso una più fedele restituzione del colore naturale: percorso lungo il quale egli si era incamminato già prima del 1600 e che si svolse in realtà su una linea del tutto indipendente dai fondamenti del naturalismo caravaggesco. A tal fine ne viene ripercorsa la carriera fino al volgere del secolo e in special modo la scarna produzione giovanile da cavalletto pervenutaci, soffermandosi sull'Apparizione dell'angelo a san Giuseppe di Mosca come anche, varcata la soglia del Seicento, sulle due serie di Muse e sui diversi quadri con San Giovanni Battista. Infine, la prassi del Baglione pittore viene posta a confronto con il pensiero del Baglione scrittore, che si è tentato di definire con maggior precisione attraverso una sistematica analisi lessicale delle ricorrenze del termine “naturale” nelle Vite del 1642

Contents: L'autocelebrazione di un Accademico Romano e Cavaliere di Cristo ; Attraverso gli occhi di un amico - I ritratti di Ottavio Leoni e l'enigma dell'anno di nascita ; L'immagine senile di un sedicente aristocratico ; Altri autoritratti, veri e presunti, nei panni di osservatore, partecipante o peggio ; Un Autoritratto parlante - realta e aspirazioni di un artista da giovane ; Giovann Baglione pittore sistino - riflessioni di merito e di metodo ; Prime incursioni su cavalletto di un frescante nato, tra Sisto V e il Giubileo del 1600 ; Una proposta per l'Apparizione dell'angelo a san Giuseppe ; Giovanni Baglione ritrattista - lacerti di un'attivita perduta ; L'enigma delle Muse - una soluzione plausibile ; Ritratti muliebri sub specie altera ; Baglione, il 'naturale' e il Caravaggio - un'evoluzione interrotta ; Giovanni Baglione - I quadri di San Giovanni Battista ; Baglione e il 'naturale' - un'indagine statistica nel lessico delle Vite ; Conclusione - Giovanni Baglione 1610 - "Colorire dal naturale" tra I "Cavalieri" e Annibale Carracci ; Bibliografia.

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Item Number: 118686
Title: ROSALIA BANET : Vanity Fear [Especial Las Siamesas Golasas]
Author: Maggetto, Marco (et al)
Price: $3.75    Original Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9788496898554
Record created on 03/21/12
Description: Murcia: La Conservera, 2009. 28cm., pbk., 85pp. illus., most in color. Spanish-English text.
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Item Number: 115433
Title: Rivedere BARTH wiedersehen
Author: Attia, Sand (et al)
Price: $4.85    Original Price: $48.50
ISBN: 9788872833919
Record created on 09/19/11
Description: Bozen: Stiftung der Kammer der Architekten Raumplaner Denkmalpfleger der Provinz Bozen, 2010. 25cm., hardcover, 239pp. illus., most in color. German-Italian text.
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Item Number: 148959
Title: LARRY BELL
Author: Clark, Robin
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847863402
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: The first major monograph ever published on the career of Larry Bell, iconic American artist and one of the stars to have emerged from the Light and Space movement in California in the 1960s. Creatively presented in two distinct halves that reflect his dual interest in two- and three-dimensional forms - the first collecting his works on paper, printed on a heavily textured uncoated stock, and the second collecting his glass and metal sculptures, printed in a high-gloss finish - the book itself aims to reflect Bell's close attention to materials. In each medium, Bell's work reflects a lifelong enthusiasm for the physical properties of light and the materials it hits, and an equally tangible passion for playing with those properties with an almost childlike reverence and a spontaneity that belies or even defies his understanding of every process. From his earliest monochrome paintings in the 1950s to the glass cubes and standing glass-panel sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s, to his experimentation with vapor drawings in the 1980s and his most recent 'mirage works' and 'light knot' sculptures, Bell's career reads as one long and beautiful experiment in the properties of light on surface, and the relationship of surface to space. With an essay by Robin Clark and an interview conducted by Cliff Lauson--and drawing on rarely published writings by the artist himself--this is the definitive survey of Larry Bell's career.

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Item Number: 148407
Title: GIOVANNI BELLINI's Painting Technique (National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Volume 39)
Author: Dunkerton, Jill (et al)
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781857096408
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: London: National Gallery, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 136pp., 180 illus., most in color.

Summary: Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430–1516) was one of the most innovative and influential painters of the Venetian Renaissance and was among the first Italian artists to paint in oil, rather than the more traditional medium of egg tempera. This special edition of the National GalleryTechnical Bulletin offers a revelatory in-depth investigation of Bellini’s technique, and how it evolved over more than five decades, through an examination of the artist’s works in the National Gallery’s collection. With twelve focused entries on specific paintings, including masterpieces such as The Agony in the Garden and Doge Leonardo Loredan, this volume is full of new and exciting discoveries that expand our understanding of Bellini’s painting practice. In addition, there is an account of the long and challenging restoration of The Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr and an introductory essay that places Bellini’s technical achievements in the context of Venetian painting of the 15th century, including his early training with his father, Jacopo; his working relationship with his brother, Gentile, and brother-in-law, Andrea Mantegna; and the practices of Giovanni’s own workshop.

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Item Number: 147861
Title: GIOVANNI BELLINI : The Art of Contemplation
Author: Grave, Johannes
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9783791383972
Record created on 01/11/18
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 38cm., hardcover, 288pp., 242 color illus.

Summary: Following the arc of Bellini’s career, from his early devotional paintings to his later, occasionally secular works, this book offers an in-depth appreciation of the Venetian master who dominated the Early Renaissance. Featuring nearly every extant Bellini work, as well as those of his contemporaries, this book brims with gorgeous Renaissance art. Author Johannes Grave focuses on some of the artist’s greatest works including Allegoria Sacra, the Brera Pietà, and the altarpiece of San Giobbe—to explore how Bellini excelled in tempera before mastering oil painting. Grave discusses how Bellini’s precise lines, his delicate facial expressions, and the subtle effects of light and shadow were used in his religious paintings as well as his portraiture and late mythological depictions. This book examines Bellini’s life, including his complex relationships with his father Jacopo, his brother Gentile, and his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna. It considers the original contexts of Bellini’s works, and elucidates the ways in which these paintings were meant to be perceived. The book also links Bellini’s devotional paintings with the poetic creations of his pupil Giorgione. An important contribution to the scholarship of Renaissance art, this masterful book reaffirms Bellini’s status as one of Venice’s greatest painters.

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Item Number: 128937
Title: WILL BENEDICT : bonjour tourist
Author:
Price: $9.70    Original Price: $48.50
ISBN: 9788867490172
Record created on 01/11/14
Description: Milano: Mousse Publishing, 2013. 27cm., pbk., 95pp. illus. Exhibition held at Gio Marconi, Milano. English text. Summary: The first artist book by Benedict, Bonjour Tourist is a demure compilation of the themes, the people, and the nuances dear to the LA-born artist. A conversation with Martin Guttmann—text messages exchanged over a five-month period—sheds some light on it all. For the past several years Will Benedict has been working professionally as a photographer, painter, and tourist. Bonjour Tourist is a series of works relying on various combinations of gouache paintings and cut-out studio portraits, mounted in customized aluminium and foamcore frames. Organized in distinct series, they fulfil the nominal categories of newscasters, postcards, flags, couples having dinner and nations peeking in through windows. Compared to the kind of aesthetic stimulation experienced while watching TV the works are like watching two, maybe three channels at the same time. In Benedict's works the buzzing clamor of things, places, foods and people are fossilized in lavishly painted waxed foamcore passepartout, freezing the sadness of the tourist and audience (the same thing) into an ever so slight hypomanic mixture of euphoria and irritability. Frozen along with everyone and everything in these passepartouts are paintings on canvas depicting a tits and penis nationalism that sells food at restaurants, plane ticket to exotic locals, walls or stamps.
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Item Number: 140746
Title: MARCO BENEFIAL nel Duomo di Città di Castello. Manoscritto e bozzetti inediti, nuovi contributi
Author: Rosini, Corrado
Price: $13.80    Original Price: $34.50
ISBN: 9788898756230
Record created on 04/06/16
Description: Arezzo: Magonza, 2015. 25cm., pbk., 123pp. illus.

Summary: L’analisi del manoscritto inedito del 1745 del pittore Marco Benefial (1684-1764) fa da introduzione all’approfondito studio che Corrado Rosini conduce sugli affreschi dell’artista romano nella Tribuna del Duomo di Città di Castello, risalendo le committenze e i maggiori dipinti realizzati durante la sua carriera, corredati da commenti e riferimenti bibliografici. Attraverso la presentazione di due bozzetti inediti, il saggio procede per accostamenti iconografici e analisi critiche e storico-artistiche sui maggiori temi e figure rappresentati. Un ricco apparato antologico e bibliografico conclude l’opera, insieme alle relazioni tecniche dei restauri pittorici ed architettonici effettuati.

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Item Number: 148559
Title: Cagli nel Seicento. ANTON FRANCESCO BERARDI e il suo palazzo
Author: Costantini, Elisabetta
Price: $36.25    Original 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: 142942
Title: BERNINI 'tradotto' : La fortuna attraverso le stampe del tempo (1620-1720)
Author: Ciuffa, Benedetta
Price: $185.00
ISBN: 9788875752675
Record created on 09/15/16
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 718pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Questo volume intende colmare una vistosa lacuna nell’ambito degli studi berniniani e offrire un contributo inedito alla definizione critica della figura dominante del Barocco romano. Molto si e` scritto su Gian Lorenzo Bernini, ma alla fama di questo artista non hanno contribuito solo le penne dei suoi sostenitori e detrattori, ma anche la circolazione delle stampe coeve, una sorta di “istantanee del passato” in grado di raggiungere «le piu` lontane nazioni»: incisori italiani e stranieri si sono confrontati con le opere del maestro, dando alla luce un gran numero di riproduzioni che le botteghe calcografiche romane, spesso in competizione tra loro, producevano con ritmi serrati per soddisfare le richieste di un vasto pubblico. La fortuna grafica delle opere del Bernini e` documentata dall’ampio catalogo, che conta oltre cinquecento incisioni: una sorta di “Galleria Berniniana”, circoscritta agli anni in cui l’artista e` ancora in vita e ai decenni successivi. Il volume Bernini tradotto costituisce un repertorio insostituibile rivolto a tutti gli studiosi del Barocco e del suo piu` grande interprete.

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Item Number: 147714
Title: BERNINI disegnatore: nuove prospettive di ricerca
Author: Ebert-Schifferer, Sybille ; Tod A. Marder ; Sebastian Schütze (eds)
Price: $77.00    Original Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788898229932
Record created on 12/23/17
Description: Roma: Campisano, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 404pp., ca. 230 illus.

Summary: I disegni del Bernini offrono una prospettiva privilegiata, un’opportunità di affrontare l’arte del cavaliere nella sua universalità come scultore, pittore e architetto, ma anche come inventore per le arti decorative, e ci permettono uno sguardo intimo nel laboratorio del genio, capace di adattare le sue invenzioni a circostanze in continua evoluzione e alle domande pressanti dei suoi committenti. Mentre l’esecuzione dei grandi progetti era delegata sempre più a una schiera di collaboratori altamente specializzati, il tratto personalissimo dei disegni ci riporta alla mano e al pensiero del Bernini. Sono disegni preparatori che fanno trasparire l’iter concettuale di occasioni grandi e piccole, ma anche studi di struggente naturalismo, ritratti parlanti di straordinaria vivacità e quei grandi disegni autonomi dell’ultimo Bernini, ormai non più semplice segno grafico ma strumento di contemplazione mistica. Contents: 1. Storiografia e storia dei fondi berniniani - Brauer and Wittkower and the Corpus Berninianum, Susan Klaiber, Tod A. Marder - Wittkower, Bernini e il Gran Teatro del Barocco: il 'progettar disegnando', la Verità e l'esempio del Pantheon, Marcello Fagiolo - I disegni di Giovan Lorenzo Bernini nelle collezioni dell'Istituto Centrale per la Grafica: considerazioni sul volume Gualtieri-Corsini, Rita Bernini - I disegni di Bernini e della sua scuola nella Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barbara Jatta - Il disegno nell'epistolario di Giovan Lorenzo Bernini, Giovanni Morello - 2. Tipologia dei disegni - Bernini and the Creative Process: The Presentation Drawings, Louise Rice - I disegni del Cavaliere: l'arte del dono e i suoi rituali tra amicizia, familiarità e grande diplomazia, Sebastian Schütze - Le fontane di Bernini: disegni e bozzetti, Maria Grazia Bernardini - Bernini e il disegno di architettura, Elisabeth Kieven - Die 'fehlenden' Architekturzeichnungen Berninis. Kunstgeschichtliche Probleme und Verallgemeinerungen: Berninis 'kursierende Gedanken', Werner Oechslin - Bernini per Parigi: disegnare progetti 'dal vero', Daniela Del Pesco - 3. Progetto e progettazione - 'Quatuor columnis non plus ultra': Giovan Lorenzo Bernini e i disegni per il baldacchino di San Pietro a Roma (1624-1633), Maria Grazia D'Amelio - Bernini inventore. Disegni berniniani per arti decorative, Francesco Petrucci - A Proposal for Two Drawings by Bernini in Leipzig, Ann Sutherland Harris - Giovan Lorenzo Bernini e l'elefante della Minerva: la storia e i personaggi attraverso i disegni della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Manuela Gobbi.

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Item Number: 104424
Title: BERNINI : All His Works from All Over the World
Author: Zanella, Andrea (ed)
Price: $1.35    Original Price: $13.50
ISBN: 9788860601001
Record created on 12/02/09
Description: Roma: Palombi, 2007. 24cm., pbk., 80pp. illus., several in color. English text.
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Item Number: 149486
Title: ALPHONSE BERNOUD pioniere della fotografia : luoghi persone eventi
Author: Speranza, Fabio
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788856906387
Record created on 09/03/18
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., ca. 200 images. Exhibition held at Museo di San Martino, Napoli.

Summary: Pioniere del fotoreportage, noto tra l'altro per le sue immagini del 1857 sul terremoto in Basilicata, Alphonse Bernoud, ha lavorato soprattutto in italia, dove rimane - a tutt'oggi - più famoso che nel suo paese di origine. Artista d'avanguardia - per il suo carattere tanto innovativo, per la sua grande diversità e per il suo interesse sia sul piano artistico che da un punto di vista storico - si inserisce nella prestigiosa stirpe degli inventori-creatori avviata da Nicéphore Niépce e Louis Daguerre assumendo un ruolo peculiare nella storia della fotografia.

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Item Number: 146898
Title: ALBERT BLIGNY : Un peintre de Château-Thierry
Author: Sinnig-Haas, Christiane ; Noel Coret
Price: $21.50    Original Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9782757213438
Record created on 10/04/17
Description: Paris: Somogy, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 204pp., 160 illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jean de La Fontaine, Chateau-Thierry.

Summary: Né à Château-Thierry en 1849, Albert Bligny renonça à la carrière de notaire conforme à la tradition familiale pour s’installer à Paris où il entra comme élève dans l’atelier de Léon Bonnat. Il exposera très régulièrement au Salon de 1875 jusqu’à sa mort en 1908. Artiste discret et estimé, il fut à la fois peintre, aquarelliste, dessinateur et illustrateur d’ouvrages littéraires. Il retint l’attention du public par sa peinture militaire, son thème de prédilection, ce qui ne manquait pas d’étonner ses amis et compatriotes qui l’appréciaient pour son humeur pacifique et sa discrétion. Albert Bligny a le charme discret mais tenace d’un artiste qui se voulait sobre et exact, qui additionne à la justesse du regard une empathie bienveillante avec ces soldats compatriotes dont il partagea le quotidien lors de la guerre de 1870. Engagé la vie militaire ne fut pas virtuelle, il en fit l’expérience comme ses maîtres de la peinture militaire, Detaille, Meissonier, confronté à une défaite humiliante qui allait marquer des générations. Il fit le choix de vivre sa vie en qualité d’artiste et du bout de son pinceau, sa vision du monde militaire, glorieuse et fascinée par l’épopée napoléonienne ne manque pas d’humour. De batailles en retraites, de farandoles en cavalcades, il reste à deviner qui fut le discret Albert Bligny.

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Item Number: 149507
Title: Amazing! MEL BOCHNER Prints : From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Author: Vaughan, Carolyn (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781732321205
Record created on 09/10/18
Description: Portland: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp., 220 illus.

Summary: For more than 50 years, American conceptualist Mel Bochner (born 1940) has been shaping dialogs between art and language through exhibition concepts, paintings and sculptures that embrace systems and structures to reveal their cracks and limitations, undermining the means we use to comprehend the world. Bochner created his first prints in 1973 at the invitation of publisher Robert Feldman of Parasol Press (who introduced a generation of minimalist and conceptual artists to printmaking through his work at Crown Point Press). Since then, Bochner has employed many different forms of printmaking, using and abusing its material possibilities and its unpredictability to counter the methodical fashion in which plates and stencils are cut, characters per line are fixed, or print runs set. This volume surveys Bochner's longstanding engagement with various types of printmaking, from aquatints to monoprints.

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Item Number: 115972
Title: ALFONS BORRELL : Obre sobre paper 1956-2010
Author: Perejaume ; Oriol Vilapuig (et al)
Price: $15.00    Original Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788461504145
Record created on 10/28/11
Description: Barcelona: MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Fundacio Palau, 2011. 26 x 22cm., pbk., 111pp. illus., most in color. Spanish-English text. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 148911
Title: WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU : The Essential Works
Author: Ross, Kara Lysandra ; Frederick C. Ross
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781851499106
Record created on 05/14/18
Description: Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 color illus.

Summary: William Bouguereau, the most popular artist in nineteenth-century France, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular realist artists of all time. This book is an exploration of the four main types of paintings that were most prevalent throughout Bouguereau's body of work. This includes his mythological works, religious works, peasants, and portraits. This final section on portraits focuses on paintings of heads and hands, which gave the artist the opportunity to concentrate on the subtleties of capturing human emotion, something at which the artist was a consummate master, and is a primary factor in what makes his works, in general, so compelling. Although each section of the book discusses the importance of the individual genera within Bouguereau's oeuvre, and includes painting analyses to highlight his most important works, this book is a true showcase of the master's lifetime achievement through beautifully illustrated full-page plates of over 120 of his greatest masterpieces.

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Item Number: 149618
Title: SEBASTIEN BOURDON, peintre protestant ?
Author: Imbert, Anne ; Philippe Luez
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9782711870721
Record created on 10/15/18
Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 111pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux

Summary: Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne, dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Bourdon est un des rares artistes réformés à être présenté comme tel, dès la fin du XVIIe siècle, et plus encore au cours du XIXe siècle dans une vision d’antagonisme voire d’affrontement plus conforme au contexte des années qui précèdent la révocation de l’édit de Nantes. Pourtant la période d’apaisement qui suit l’édit de grâce de Nîmes (1629) permit l’épanouissement d’une importante colonie d’artistes réformés à Paris. Forts d’une tradition picturale en plein essor depuis le XVIe siècle dans les communautés luthériennes d’Europe du Nord, natures mortes, scènes de genre ou portraits, mais soucieux de pouvoir bénéficier des importantes commandes religieuses, nombreux furent ces artistes protestants qui exécutèrent d’importantes commandes pour les églises parisiennes ou les oratoires privés.

Comme tous ses coreligionnaires, Sébastien Bourdon se plie aux exigences de commanditaires catholiques afin de poursuivre en France une carrière conforme à son talent et à ses aspirations. Au sein d’une abondante production, la suite des Oeuvres de miséricorde constitue un ensemble à part qui permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux d’une représentation religieuse pour un artiste calviniste comme Sébastien Bourdon. A travers sept scènes tirée de l’Ancien Testament, Sébastien Bourdon fonde une série ambitieuse aujourd’hui trop méconnue, qu’il peignit et grava lui-même. Ces oeuvres de miséricorde, comme de trop nombreuses oeuvres de Bourdon, ont connu un destin difficile. Sans avoir été détruites comme la décoration de l’Hotel de Bretonvilliers, que Bernin lui-même admira, les sept tableaux passèrent rapidement en Grande-Bretagne où l’art de Bourdon était particulièrement apprécié, en témoigne le nombre de ses ouvrages encore présents dans les collections britanniques. Achetées par John Ringling pour son musée de Sarasota, ils étaient réputés ruinés et l’intérêt se concentra sur les gravures dont la réputation avait, elle, traversé les siècles. Cette suite de sept planches, gravées par l’artiste, constituent à elles seules une seconde création. Leur étude permet de comprendre le sens de la série à la fois testament artistique du recteur de l’académie royale de peinture dans un hommage revendiqué à Nicolas Poussin, testament spirituel d’un croyant profondément attaché à son église et quête d’un protecteur pour la communauté réformée française en la personne de Colbert au moment où Louis XIV prend les premières mesures contre la religion prétendue réformée.

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Item Number: 149016
Title: LOUISE BOURGEOIS : To Unravel a Torment
Author: Rales, Emily Wei ; Ali Nemerov (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780999802915
Record created on 05/25/18
Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 95 color illus.

Summary: Celebrated for her singular contributions to 20th-century sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, installation and writing, French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois' (1911-2010) explorations of the human condition originated from her own lived experience. "My goal is to relive a past emotion," Bourgeois explained. "My art is an exorcism." Psychologically, emotionally and often sexually charged, Bourgeois' works intermingle the abstract and corporeal, the voluptuous and the distressing, to striking effect. Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment accompanies the first exhibition of the artist's work at Glenstone Museum, and features more than 30 major works drawn from the museum's collection. From her early wooden Personages to her large hanging sculptures, from suites of drawings and prints to textile works and her immersive Cells, To Unravel a Torment surveys Bourgeois' career through selected examples from her enormous body of work. Bourgeois was also a prolific writer, matching her sculptural language with reams of psychoanalytic musings on repression, symbolism and material. To Unravel a Torment also brings together never-before-published diary entries by the artist, annotated by Bourgeois scholar Philip Larratt-Smith, a contribution by art historian Briony Fer and an introduction by Emily Wei Rales, founder and director of Glenstone Museum.

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Item Number: 149220
Title: TIM BRADEN : Looking and Painting
Author: Higgie, Jennifer (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781908970428
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: London: Art/Books, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 90 illus.

Summary: The most recent monograph on British painter Tim Braden (born 1975) documents his expressive and lush depictions of imaginary interior spaces and gardens, including a number of never-before-seen paintings, in addition to texts by editors and curators.

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Item Number: 149519
Title: CATHERINE BRADFORD : Paintings
Author: Nadel, Dan (ed)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781942884361
Record created on 09/11/18
Description: New York: Canada, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 144pp., 65 color illus.

Summary: New York–based painter Katherine Bradford (born 1942) creates color-drenched scenes of swimming, water and gatherings of men and women, exploring how we see ourselves in relationship to each other with images that seem to generate their own milky and dreamlike light. Bradford spends months and sometimes years building up the surfaces of her paintings, slowly changing the paintings through repeated application of thinned-out acrylic paint. This book, her first monograph, collects her best paintings from 2015 to the present, alongside essays by Karen Wilkin, who explores Bradford's relationship to the history of American painting; Arthur Bradford, the painter's son, who contributes a memoir of his mother's coming of age, relatively late in life, as a painter; and Dan Nadel, who discusses the evolution of Bradford's current mode of painting and her relationship to her younger contemporaries at CANADA gallery.

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Item Number: 133482
Title: I Capi d’arte di BRAMANTE da Urbino nel milanese: memorie storico-artistiche
Author: De Pagave, Venanzio ; Carlo Casati (pref.)
Price: $7.79    Original Price: $38.95
ISBN: 9788898158775
Record created on 11/23/14
Description: Roma: Ginevra Bentivoglio, 2014. 25cm., pbk., reprint of 1870 edition. In Appendix: A. Ferri- Venanzio Pagave, Del Bramante e del Bramantino, Pittori Milanesi ricordati da Giorgio Vasari.
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Item Number: 142163
Title: La famiglia BRAMANTE : fonti archivistiche urbinati
Author: Falcioni, Anna ; Vincenzo Mosconi
Price: $23.98    Original Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788889731802
Record created on 07/06/16
Description: Ancona: Deputazione di storia patria per le Marche, 2015. 24cm., pbk., 212pp., 16 illus.. (Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Marche, Studi e Testi, Nuova Serie, 32)
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Item Number: 135177
Title: Il Genio conteso : Mito e fortuna di DONATO BRAMANTE nel suo territorio di origine
Author: Moretti, Massimo
Price: $11.50    Original Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788896815069
Record created on 03/17/15
Description: Fermignano: Edizioni Centro Studi G.Mazzini, 2014. 24cm., pbk., 350pp. illus.

Contents: M. Moretti, Le origini di Donato Bramante - Patrie, luoghi, immaginario ; M. Paolini, Bramante nella citta di Raffaello ; A. Piccardoni, Memorie e monumenti bramanteschi tra Fermignano e Urbania ; M. Moretti, Dall'oratorio di Porta Cella al 'tempietto ottagonale di Bramante' - Storia di una tradizione e di una attribuzione ; G. Rosa, L'oratorio ottagonale di Porta Cella a Urbania - Recupero di un monumento, restauro di una veduta.

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Item Number: 148860
Title: (BRAMANTE) il restauro delle Scuderie papali di Giulio II a Viterbo. La "resurrezione" di un'architettura bramantesca
Author: Valtieri, Simonetta ; Enzo Bentivoglio
Price: $22.50    Original Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788899618667
Record created on 05/04/18
Description: Roma: Ginevra Bentivoglio, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 112p. illus.

Summary: Bramante, chiamato da papa Giulio II a ristrutturare la Rocca Albornoz di Viterbo, divenuta residenza pontificia – come testimoniano due documenti, uno del 1506 e uno del 1508 – effettua una radicale modifica del complesso, dotandolo di Scuderie monumentali, esterne ma vicine al palazzo, addossate alle mura urbane. Dopo i bombardamenti del 1944, il crollo della copertura e delle volte a crociera, poggianti su 24 colonne in peperino alte quasi cinque metri, non più visibili, aveva condotto all’abbandono e al progressivo degrado della struttura, già riadattata a cercere. I circa tre metri di rovine coperte da piante infestanti nel suo spazio interno, racchiuso dalle mura in parte crollate, avevano occultato ogni valenza architettonica. È stata la ricerca storica a innescarne il salvataggio – sensibilizzando gli Organi di Tutela e le Istituzioni locali – indicando inoltre le linee progettuali del restauro effettuato. I lavori di ripristino dell’edificio, iniziati nel 2015 sono oggi terminati. Il rinvenimento di tutte le colonne (o dei loro pezzi) e dei capitelli ha reso possibile consolidarle e riposizionare le stesse sulle loro basi, ricostruendo le parti necessarie a rievocare l’antica spazialità interna delle Scuderie e a suggerirne la configurazione esterna, utilizzando il materiale lapideo derivato dai crolli seguendo la prassi di un antico cantiere. Tale scelta ha riguardato anche la restituzione di due crociere, mentre le altre sono state realizzate con tecniche e materiali moderni. La zona nord è stata lasciata scoperta come fosse un “sito archeologico”, con le colonne riposizionate, e nella parte centrale dell’edificio – presso l’ingresso da piazza Sallupara – è stata conservata la memoria della storia ottocentesca in alcuni lacerti delle carceri. La scelta progettuale nel restauro attuato è stata condizionata dalla grande quantità di materiale autentico a disposizione, rinvenuto tra le macerie, che ha consentito così la resurrezione di un monumento di indiscusso valore storico.

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Item Number: 123570
Title: PLAUTILLA BRICCI : Pictura et Architectura Celebris. L'architettrice del Barocco Romano
Author: Lollobrigida, Consuelo
Price: $19.98    Original Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788849234930
Record created on 02/01/13
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 192pp., 90 illus.. many in color.

Summary: Contenuto: Tra l'età della Controriforma e il Barocco si compie un lento cambiamento culturale che investe il ruolo della donna nella società. Nel corso di questa trasformazione affiora la figura di un'artista di cruciale importanza per la storia delle donne e per la storia dell'arte: Plautilla Bricci. Architectura et pictura celebris, la Bricci nacque a Roma nell'agosto del 1616: fu pittrice e architettrice, ricoprendo in questa professione il primato storico per una donna. Chi era Plautilla? Quale fu l'ambiente culturale e sociale nel quale si formò e fu capace di istruirsi? Come spiegare la sua firma su importanti opere d'architettura e dipinti del XVII secolo romano? Come trovò spazio nella difficile società del tempo dominata e gestita dal potere maschile? Questi sono solo alcuni dei quesiti ai quali si è cercato di dare una risposta in questo libro, prima ancora di aver affrontato l'analisi critica della sua rilevante e molteplice attività, che ha costituto, nel ‘600, un unicuum culturale, sociale e artistico. Plautilla non fu soltanto “architettrice celeberrima” ma anche una “molto famosa pittrice”: la sua vita e la sua carriera possono essere prese ad esempio per iniziare a riscrivere e rivedere alcune prospettive sulle donne artiste del XVII secolo. Dopo circa dieci anni di costante ricerca in archivi pubblici e privati, è stato finalmente possibile ricostruire la vita e le opere di questa eccezionale artista, che ha il merito – e forse la forza – di scardinare gli stereotipi che ancora sopravvivono nei confronti delle donne artiste. Il libro si avvale delle presentazioni di alcuni dei più autorevoli storici dell'arte e dell'architettura internazionale.

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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
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: 148054
Title: DOMENICO BRUCCIANI and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Author: Wade, Rebecca
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501332197
Record created on 02/07/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 70 b&w illus.

Summary: Born near the Tuscan province of Lucca in 1814, Domenico Brucciani became the most important and prolific maker of plaster casts in nineteenth-century Britain. This first substantive study shows how he and his business used public exhibitions, emerging museum culture and the nationalisation of art education to monopolise the market for reproductions of classical and contemporary sculpture. Based in Covent Garden in London, Brucciani built a network of fellow Italian émigré formatori and collaborated with other makers of facsimiles including Elkington the electrotype manufacturers, Copeland the makers of Parian ware and Benjamin Cheverton with his sculpture reducing machine. Brucciani's plaster casts from the antique survive in collections from North America to New Zealand, but the extraordinary breadth of his practice-making death masks of the famous and infamous, producing pioneering casts of anatomical, botanical and fossil specimens and decorating dance halls and theatres across Britain-is revealed here for the first time. By making unprecedented use of the nineteenth-century periodical press and dispersed archival sources, Domenico Brucciani and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain establishes the significance of Brucciani's sculptural practice to the visual and material cultures of Victorian Britain and beyond.

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Item Number: 149083
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL the Elder and Religion
Author: Kaschek, Bertram (et al)
Price: $107.50    Original Price: $152.00
ISBN: 9789004367555
Record created on 06/05/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 96 color illus.

Contents: 1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Religion: A Historiographical Introduction, Bertram Kaschek . 2. Of Birdnesters and Godsearchers: A New Interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's The Beekeepers, Jürgen Müller . 3. Peter Bruegel and the Problem of Vision, Larry Silver . 4. Virtue or Tyranny? Pieter Bruegel, Justitia, and the Myth of the Inquisition, Gerd Schwerhoff . 5. The First Temptation of Christ: An Evolving Iconographic Trope in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp, Jessica Buskirk . 6. The Imaginarium of Death: Pieter Bruegel's The Triumph of Death, Anna Pawlak . 7. Evidentiae Resurrectionis: On the Mystery Discerned but not Seen in Pieter Bruegel's Resurrection of ca. 1562-1563, Walter S. Melion . 8. Falling Idols, Rising Icons: Bruegel's Flight into Egypt and the Embeddedness of Sacred Images in Nature, Ralph Dekoninck . 9. Pieter Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow and Insidiosus Auceps as Trap Images, Michel Weemans. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 280-27)

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Item Number: 147647
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL : The Complete Works
Author: Muller, Jurgen ; Thomas Schauerte
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9783836556897
Record created on 12/16/17
Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 492pp. prof. illus.

Summary: The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content. Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels. This monograph is a testament to Bruegel's enlightenment as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the Catholic Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions. This XXL-sized collection gathers all 39 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 etchings, each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel's time. We discover how, in spite of his early death, Bruegel's work revealed a development against the tide of the Italian Renaissance. Surviving satirical verses and critical motifs illustrate the divide with his Rome-oriented fellow artists, admirers of Michelangelo and Raphael.

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Item Number: 148104
Title: BRUEGEL : The Hand of the Master
Author: Sellink, Manfred ; Sabine Penot ; Ron Spronk (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783990201756
Record created on 02/13/18
Description: Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 303pp., 150 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. English edition.

Summary: On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions. They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist. Bruegel's inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.

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Item Number: 149550
Title: Conversation Pieces: The World of BRUEGEL
Author: Van Dongen, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9789492677693
Record created on 09/18/18
Description: Veurne: Cannibal Publishing, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: In 2019, it will be 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569). To mark this anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is organising the first ever retrospective of Bruegel’s work, while The World of Bruegel will be shown in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. The two institutions are joining forces to bring Bruegel’s masterpiece Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) to life. An important key in this respect are the numerous everyday objects that are depicted in the painting. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the props that Bruegel depicted have been examined and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. The authors allow the objects to speak for themselves, preceded by an introductory essay by curator Sabine Pénot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Just as Bruegel’s paintings were ‘conversation pieces’ in their day, intended to trigger a discussion between guests during dinners, this book presents a three-way conversation about Battle Between Carnival and Lent through Bruegel realia, in which art history (Katrien Lichtert), historical design (Alexandra van Dongen and Lucinda Timmermans) and literature (Abdelkader Benali) enter into a dialogue. In A Conversation Piece, the authors reveal the humour, symbolism, imagery and hidden stories behind the everyday objects in the painting.

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