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Item Number: 139209
Title: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 300-950
Author: Barnwell, P.S. (ed)
Price: $34.98    Original Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9781907730481
Record created on 12/18/15
Description: Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2015. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Contents: Barbara Yorke, Churches and the Christianisation of Early Medieval Britain ; Martin Henig, The Origins of Christian Britain: From Mystery Cult to Christian Mystery ; Nancy Edwards, Christianising the Landscape: the Archaeology of the Early Medieval Church in Wales ; Tomás Ó Carragáin, More Scottorum: Buildings of Worship in Ireland, c.500-950 ; Sally M. Foster, Physical Evidence for the Early Church in Scotland ; Meg Boulton and Jane Hawkes, The Anglo-Saxon Church in Kent ; Richard Morris, Landscapes of Conversion among the Deirans: Lastingham and its Neighbours in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries ; Rosemary Cramp, Northumbrian Churches ; David Parsons, The Early Medieval Church at Brixworth, Northamptonshire ; Michael Hare and Maggie Kneen, The Church of St Mary, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, in the Ninth Century ; P. S. Barnwell, Conclusion: Churches, Sites, Landscapes. (Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 4)

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Item Number: 129394
Title: Genius & Grace: FRANCOIS BOUCHER and the Generation of 1700
Author: Clark, Alvin L. Jr
Price: $9.99    Original Price: $34.99
ISBN: 9780991262502
Record created on 02/10/14
Description: Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2014. 27cm., pbk., 151pp., 80 color plates. Exhibition held at The Cincinnati Art Museum. Includes: A. Clark, Jr., The Generation of 1700 - Draftsmen, Drawings, and Questions ; F. Joulie, Reflections on the Early Drawings of Boucher and His Contemporaries ; E. Bell, Charles Coypel and the Age of Eclecticism. Summary: Genius and Grace: François Boucher and the Generation of 1700 will feature over seventy master drawings from the Horvitz Collection, Boston—widely considered the preeminent collection of French art in the United States. The exhibition will feature works by a group of artists known as “The Generation of 1700.” This talented group of artists born in or around the year 1700, such as François Boucher, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Carle Vanloo, and their contemporaries, will be celebrated for their virtuoso compositions whose curvilinear elegance epitomizes the French grand manner. From Boucher’s sumptuous reclining female nude, to a rare, early pastel by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, to Director of the French Academy Charles Coypel’s mature self portrait—the works on view celebrate Dezallier d’Argenville’s comment of 1745: “A painter’s way of drawing is as distinctive as handwriting and more so than a writer’s style”.
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Item Number: 142866
Title: Archäologie des Heils : Das Christusbild im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert
Author: Brinkmann, Bodo ; Katharina Georgi ; Andreas Rüfenacht
Price: $34.25    Original Price: $68.50
ISBN: 9783959760317
Record created on 09/07/16
Description: Lindenberg: Kunstverlag Josef Fink, 2016. 30cm., hardcover, 184pp., 182 illus. , most in color. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum, Basel. German text.

Summary: In 1516, Johannes Froben in Basel printed the new translation of the Greek New Testament by Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536). The City of Basel celebrates the 500th anniversary of this epoch-making publication with a series of exhibitions and special events. Scheduled to open this fall, the Kunstmuseum’s contribution, the exhibition “Archaeology of Salvation “,will examine the image of Christ that informed the faith of Erasmus and his society and explore its transformations. The point of departure for the selection is Erasmus’s deep-seated wariness of visual representation; as a scholar and former canon, he took a fairly dim view of the role of pictures in religious practice. Original works of art (complemented by reproductions) will help the viewer grasp the reasons behind this skepticism by exemplifying the status quo that came under criticism from the Humanists and Reformers. The rich and diverse holdings of the collection in Basel, from which the majority of exhibits are drawn, allow us to sketch the ecclesiastical history as well as the forms of religious sentiment that constitute the context for Erasmus’s intervention. Rarely-seen pieces from the Kunstmuseum’s storage will move into the spotlight because they exemplarily illustrate remarkable aspects of contemporary religiosity. Among the museum’s treasures is one of the earliest depictions of the shepherd Hermann Leicht’s vision of Christ, which gave rise to the Fourteen Holy Helpers pilgrimage site near Bad Staffelstein in Franconia, now occupied by Balthasar Neumann’s famous Rococo church. Several loans from private collections and museums in Germany and the Netherlands will help close the inevitable gaps: for instance, the Kunstmuseum does not have a painting of the Holy Kinship, the extended family of Jesus, nor a Vera Icon, the image of the Savior’s face miraculously imprinted upon a piece of cloth, as in the Veil of Veronica; both themes will be represented by fine examples. Last but not least, the exhibition will shed light on the circumstances surrounding the genesis of its most prominent exhibit: Hans Holbein the Younger’s Dead Christ in the Tomb. The singular painting proves to be the fruit of a tenacious struggle for the greatest possible authenticity, anticipating the methods of archaeology, which, as a scholarly discipline, did not emerge until much later. It is to these novel insights that the exhibition’s title alludes.

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Item Number: 139557
Title: BRUEGEL in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited
Author: Serres, Karen
Price: $10.00    Original Price: $20.00
ISBN: 9781907372940
Record created on 01/08/16
Description: London: Holberton, 2016. 21cm.,pbk., 56pp., 40 color illus. Exhibition held at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Summary: Accompanying a focused display at The Courtauld Gallery that will bring together for the first time Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s only three known grisaille paintings – the Courtauld’s Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery (which is barred from travel), The Death of the Virgin from Upton House in Warwickshire (National Trust) and Three Soldiers from the Frick Collection in New York – this book will examine the sources, function and reception of these three exquisite masterpieces. The panels will be complemented by prints and contemporary replicas, as well by other independent grisailles in order to shed light on the development of this genre in Northern Europe. Despite his status as the seminal Netherlandish painter of the 16th century, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569) remains an elusive artist: fewer than forty paintings are ascribed to him. Of these, a dozen are cabinet-sized. These small-scale works offer key insights as they often bear a personal significance for the artist and were sometimes given as gifts to friends and patrons. Presenting these works together for the first time is not only an extraordinary and unprecedented opportunity but it will be extremely revealing, considering their unusual nature in both Bruegel’s oeuvre and 16th-century art in general. Bruegel’s panels constitute one of the earliest and rare examples of independent cabinet pictures in grisaille, created for private contemplation and enjoyment.

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Item Number: 144030
Title: Musee national Magnin, Dijon. Guide de la collection de peintures : A Guide to the Paintings
Author: Cariel, Remi
Price: $22.95    Original Price: $33.50
ISBN: 9782711863235
Record created on 12/15/16
Description: Paris: RMN, Musees nationaux, 2016. 27cm., pbk., 126pp. prof. illus. French-English text

Summary: Installé tout près de l'ancienne place royale de Dijon et du palais des Ducs, dans l'un des plus beaux hôtels particuliers du XVIIe siècle, ce musée national doit son existence à deux collectionneurs passionnés, Maurice Magnin (1861-1939), haut magistrat parisien, et sa soeur Jeanne Magnin (1855-1937), peintre amateur et critique d'art. Soucieux de préserver l'âme des lieux, Maurice Magnin entreprend, dans les années 1930, de réaménager l'hôtel particulier pour y présenter sa collection d'oeuvres d'art sans altérer le caractère historique de la demeure. Aujourd'hui encore, les lieux ont conservé le charme si particulier d'une authentique maison de collectionneurs. La collection rassemble des oeuvres très variées mais surtout un fonds de plus de mille tableaux où se côtoient peintres de l'école du nord (Brueghel le jeune), oeuvres remarquables de Bologne, de Florence ou de Venise et grands noms de la peinture française du temps de Mazarin (Le Sueur, La Hyre). Si le Grand Siècle est à l'honneur au sein de la collection française, Jeanne et Maurice Magnin ont également aimé les esquisses peintes du XVIIIe siècle et ont eu à coeur de défendre des talents oubliés du XIXe, en particulier des années romantiques.

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Item Number: 143546
Title: Il corridore dei Papi : da Paolo V Borghese a Urbano VIII Barberini
Author: Colalucci, Francesco ; Giorgio Leone
Price: $29.95    Original Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788864441108
Record created on 11/02/16
Description: Loreto: Academia Universa Press, Plan Edizioni, 2015. 30cm., pbk., 143pp. illus., plans

Contents: Introduzione di Sergio Mattarella Presidente della Repubblica, Prefazione di Louis Godart Consigliere del Presidente per la conservazione del Patrimonio artistico, Nel corridore del papa: la fabbrica, gli affreschi, gli intrighi di corte di Francesco Colalucci, Il restauro di Giorgio Leone, Apparati.

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Item Number: 105693
Title: JACQUES ANDROUET DU CERCEAU "un des plus grands architectes qui se soient jamais trouvés en France"
Author: Guillhaume, Jean ; Peter Fuhring (eds)
Price: $14.95    Original Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9782708408692
Record created on 02/05/10
Description: Paris: Picard, 2010. 29cm., hardcover, 352pp., 416 illus., several in color. Exhibition held at musée des Monuments francais, Paris. (Du Cerceau 1515-1584)
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Item Number: 142307
Title: Artistes savants et amateurs : Art et sociabilite au XVIIIeme siecle
Author: Fripp, Jessica L. (et al)
Price: $32.95    Original Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9791092054422
Record created on 07/19/16
Description: Paris: Mare et Martin, 2016. 48cm., pbk., 296pp. illus. Papers from a conference 23-25 June 2011, Paris.

Contents - I. LA SOCIETE DES ARTISTES - Le peintre-gentleman - un modele de sociabilite et ses variations dans l'Angleterre du dix-huitieme siecle, Elisabeth Martichou ; Entre hommage et parodie - une conversation graphique entre Watteau et Oppenord, Jean-Francois Bedard ; Behind Closed Doors - Charles-Antoine Coypel and le theatre de societe, Esther Bell

II. LA COMMUNAUTE PROFESSIONNELLE - A case study in sociabilite - Bachelier's Ecole royale gratuite de dessin, Reed Benhamou ; La sociabilite a l'Academie de France a Rome sous le directorat de Charles-Joseph Natoire (1752-1775), Susanna Caviglia ; Les cercles des artistes allemands a Paris autour de 1800, Frauke Josenhans / Nina Struckmeyer ; Painters and Parish Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris - Art, Religion, and Sociability, Hannah Williams

III. LES REPRESENTATIONS DE LA SOCIABILITE - Friendship at the Salon, Jessica L. Fripp ; Feting the Hunt in Eighteenth-Century Painting, Julie Anne Plax ; Le tableau de mode et Hogarth - la peinture de genre dans la premiere moitie du XVIIIe siecle - entre autoderision et critique sociale, Jorg Ebeling

IV. LES LIEUX DE LA SOCIABILITE - Les chimeres de la Republique des Arts. Fonction et experimentation du fac-simile scientifique dans la premiere moitie du XVIIIe siecle, Valerie Kobi ; Les dictionnaires des Beaux-Arts au XVIIIe siecle - pour qui et pourquoi?, Gaetane Maes ; Le commerce de la peinture dans les Salons de Diderot, Stephane Lojkine ; L'œil du spectateur - incarnation d'une nouvelle sociabilite, Isabelle Pichet ; Des hommes et des œuvres - sociabilites et associations dans le musee parisien autour de 1800, Noemie Etienne

V. LES MODELES DE LA SOCIABILITE - Paris/Provinces - une sociabilite savante et artistique au XVIIIe siecle vue au travers des correspondances privees, ou les echanges epistolaires comme instruments de la sociabilite, Patrick Michel ; Les classiques de Weimar en dialogue avec la culture parisienne, Boris Roman Gibhardt ; Les Souvenirs d'Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun - distinction et sociabilite dans une Vie d'artiste, Bernadette Fort.

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Item Number: 144839
Title: FÜSSLI Nachtmahr : Traum und Wahnsinn
Author: Busch, Werner ; Petra Maisak (eds)
Price: $37.50    Original Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9783731904458
Record created on 03/15/17
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 248pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition held at Goethe Museum, Frankfurt

Summary: 'Der Nachtmahr', das berühmteste Gemälde von Johann Heinrich Füssli (1741–1825), hat bis heute nichts von seiner Faszinationskraft verloren. Die bizarre Figuration gilt als Prototyp der Schwarzen Romantik. Füssli mischt darin Motive aus Kunst, Literatur, Volksglauben und Medizin mit eigenen Obsessionen. So wird der 'Nachtmahr' zu einer zeitlosen Projektionsfläche für Alpträume, Visionen, Erotik, Schauer und Wahn. Ausstellung und Katalog beleuchten erstmals die Entstehung und das Umfeld des rätselhaften Bildes, zudem verfolgen sie sein Nachleben in den unterschiedlichen Medien bis in die Gegenwart. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt bei der vielfältigen Rezeption im Bereich der Karikatur. Der Bogen lässt sich mit 'Frankenstein' und den frühen Vampirgeschichten zur Schauerromantik spannen, die ihr Echo wiederum im Film findet.

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Item Number: 144322
Title: Highlights from the National Gallery of Art, Washington
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Price: $16.95    Original Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780894683992
Record created on 01/13/17
Description: Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 368pp., 425 illus., most in color. New revised edition, including new acquisitions from the past 25 years.

Summary: The National Gallery of Art is home to the nation’s art collection and a preeminent showcase for the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This completely new handbook is compact and easy-to-handle and includes works selected by the Gallery’s curatorial staff from some 145,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and new media that make up the present collection. Various mediums appear side by side in chronological groupings, a schema that emphasizes the diversity and wealth of the Gallery’s holdings and provides readers with a well-rounded picture of the Western world’s artistic production over time. Periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century are characterized in six section introductions, with beautiful design treatment and selection of details throughout.

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Item Number: 135758
Title: JACQUES JORDAENS (1593 - 1678) : Allegories of Fruitfulness and Abundance
Author: Schaudies, Irene (et al)
Price: $14.95    Original Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9788836627820
Record created on 04/24/15
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 104pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition held at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. English text.

Summary: Among the three most renowned Flemish Baroque painters - Rubens, Van Dyck, Joardens - Jacques Joardens is undoubtedly the least studied, and therefore the least understood. He is often reduced to the role of talented genre painter, author of homely scenes like The King Drinks and As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe. Yet the image of Joardens as a poor man's Rubens - however beloved - obscures the better part of his extensive and varied oeuvre. This book elucidates the more erudite side of Joardens' production by zeroing in on a single theme, the Allegory of Fertility, principal versions of which are held in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels and the Wallace Collection in London, respectively. The essays in this volume examine these canvases jointly and severally, exploring the complex relationship between the two paintings and their genesis. Curators from the two museums, restorers, Joardens scholars, and university professors wielding the latest analytic techniques examine the two works from the perspective of their respective methodologies. Their multidisciplinary investigations are moreover richly illustrated - not only by images of paintings themselves, but also by preliminary drawings, prints, macro photos, X-rays, paint-layer analyses, and special digital imaging and analysis of the canvas weave. Most of the technical illustrations were produced specially for this publication. The scientific results of this international study reveal an artist who demonstrates his multifaceted and sometimes radical creativity in successive variations on a single theme, albeit one with immense possibilities. (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Cahier, 14)

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Item Number: 142007
Title: HANS MEMLING : Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece
Author: Marciari, John (ed)
Price: $17.50    Original Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781911300083
Record created on 06/26/16
Description: London: Holberton, 2016. 26cm., pbk., 120pp., 60 color illus. Exhibition to be held at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Summary: Bringing together the scattered elements of Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe from New York, Vicenza and Bruges, this book is published to coincide with the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in context. Hans Memling was one of the most important, prolific and versatile painters active in 15th-century Bruges, and one of the leading artists of the Early Netherlandish School. Commissioned by Abbot Jan Crabbe, one of Memling’s most signifcant and erudite patrons, the triptych of the Crucifixion – in particular its wings, with their complex and meticulously conceived background landscapes and the convincing realism of the portraits – ostentatiously demonstrate Memling’s skills and ambitions. Completed around 1470, the triptych was dismembered in the 18th century. Two panels from the altarpiece are among the finest paintings owned by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, where they are on permanent view in Pierpont Morgan’s Study. The exhibition brings together the scattered elements of the famous triptych, reuniting the Morgan inner wings with the central panel now owned by the Musei Civici in Vicenza, Italy, and the outer wings from the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium. Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece accompanies the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in context. It has long been observed that the donor portraits are the most outstanding aspect of the Crabbe Triptych, especially the portrait of Anna Willemzoon in the left wing, an extraordinary image of old age, and representative of the merging of the sacred and secular realms that is often present in the work of Memling and his contemporaries. Memling was notable as a painter of portraits, and his work in this field revolutionized portrait painting across Europe. To present the artist’s extraordinary ability to capture a likeness, a number of his independent portraits will be examined, including the Morgan’s compelling Man with a Pink.

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Item Number: 139844
Title: COLIN MORISON (1734 - 1809) : Antiquaria, storiografia e collezionismo tra Roma e Aberdeen
Author: Giffi, Elisabetta
Price: $24.75    Original Price: $49.50
ISBN: 9788875752439
Record created on 01/30/16
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 143pp. illus.

Summary: La figura dello scozzese Colin Morison - artista, antiquario, mercante, cicerone, collezionista che trascorse a Roma gran parte della sua vita - e` rimasta indistinta tra quelle dei tanti britannici che affollarono la brulicante, cosmopolita capitale pontificia del secondo Settecento. Il suo originale profilo culturale emerge da questo lavoro attraverso la rilettura dei suoi interventi sui periodici del tempo e - grazie al recupero di documenti inediti e all’individuazione del suo marchio di collezione - dalla ricostruzione della sua attivita` editoriale e collezionistica. La sua vicenda, che sfioro` quella di grandi protagonisti della scena culturale e artistica romana (Winckelmann, Piranesi, Volpato, Gavin Hamilton, Se´roux D’Agincourt), si svolse sullo sfondo di eventi importanti, quali furono l’allestimento del Museo Vaticano e la crisi della Calcografia Camerale, le vendite di opere delle collezioni Barberini e Borghese e la formazione di quella dei Torlonia. Ma l’importanza della sua figura sta nell’aver lui condiviso con piena consapevolezza, tra le avventure intellettuali del suo tempo, quelle della scoperta dell’arte greca e dell’arte del medioevo europeo. Le sfortunate vicende della sua collezione di “primitivi” destinata al Museo del King’s College di Aberdeen, dove i suoi dipinti su tavola furono vanamente attesi, offrono all’autore l’opportunita` di risalire a una delle molteplici matrici culturali di quel “fenomeno complesso cui hanno partecipato, in forme diverse, diverse centinaia di persone per un lungo periodo di tempo” che fu la riscoperta settecentesca dei “primitivi”.

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Item Number: 138091
Title: EDVARD MUNCH : Archetypes
Author: Alarco, Paloma (et al)
Price: $30.00    Original Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788415113737
Record created on 10/01/15
Description: Madrid: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2015. 28cm., hardcover, 232pp. illus., most in color. English text.

Summary: The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, with the generous collaboration of the Munch Museum in Oslo, presents the first exhibition devoted to the Norwegian artist held in Madrid since 1984. Curated by Paloma Alarcó, Chief Curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Jon-Ove Steihaug, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Munch Museum,Edvard Munch: Archetypes explores the painter’s contributions to the history of modern art, accomplishments that make him—along with Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh—one of its founding figures. The exhibition brings together an extensive catalogue of contemporary humankind’s emotional archetypes and existential obsessions, ranging from love and desire, to jealousy, melancholy, and angst, to illness and death. The nine sections into which it has been subdivided are structured around the representation of the human form in difference scenarios, including the seaside, the sickroom, the abyss, the green room, the forest, the night, and the artist’s studio. In each of these sections, early works are combined with later versions, both paintings and prints, in order to emphasize the thematic circularity of Munch’s output. The radicalness of his pictorial language is revealed in the play of flat and sinuous forms, in the expressive deformation of the human body, in the symbolism of colour, and in his use of experimental textures and techniques in printmaking, with which Munch explored the relationships between external signs of the physical world and the hidden spiritual dimension of reality. Munch’s long and prolific career, which lasted until his death in 1944, is represented by eighty works; half of these are from the Munch Museum itself, while the others come from European and American collections such as the Nasjonalmuseum in Oslo, the Tate, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, the Kunsthaus in Zürich, and MoMA in New York.

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Item Number: 143763
Title: ANTONIO DA SANGALLO il giovane, il Cardinal Federico e il Palazzo dei Duchi di Cesi di Acquasparta
Author: De Petra, Giorgio
Price: $29.99    Original Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788895331454
Record created on 11/25/16
Description: Perugia: Deputazione di storia patria per l'Umbria, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 143pp., 88 illus.. (Appendici al bollettino, 35)
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Item Number: 143120
Title: CARLO SCARPA : Gipsoteca canoviana possagno
Author: Frediani, Gianluca (et al)
Price: $26.00    Original Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788891810700
Record created on 09/30/16
Description: Milano: Electa, 2016. 30 x 24cm., hardcover, 144pp., ca. 250 illus. Italian text

Summary: In 1926 Carlo Scarpa completed his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Venice, where the first masters program in Architecture had been launched two years earlier. Naturally his name was not among those of the first seven architects who took the registration examination to qualify for professional practice in 1928. For this reason, about thirty years later, in 1957, while the Gipsoteca Canoviana of Possagno was being completed, Scarpa was sued for unlicensed practice. While his educational background was the cause of one of the saddest episodes of his career, the years spent at the Academy did make a constant mark on his work, which is especially perceptible in his efforts starting in 1940 to renovate the Gallerie dellAccademia in Venice and the Gipsoteca in Possagno.

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Item Number: 143375
Title: The Cloud-Capped Towers: Shakespeare in SOANE's Architectural Imagination
Author: Coane, Stephanie (et al)
Price: $8.50    Original Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780993204128
Record created on 10/17/16
Description: London: Pimpernel Press, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 48pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was a highly literary architect, who appears to have valued Shakespeare for the architectural pictures he conjured up, and also as a moral teacher. He had a deep knowledge of Shakespeare s work, quoting (and misquoting) it often, notably in his Royal Academy lectures. His fascination with Shakespeare is evident both in his library and in the Shakespearian references throughout his house-museum, the most obvious being the Shakespeare Recess, a shrine to the bard on the staircase. The four essays in this volume look at the influence of Shakespeare on Soane s architecture, against the wider background of the 18th-century Shakespearean revival; at Soane as a "bardolator" and bibliophile and at contemporary performance and theater-going, with a particular focus on the plays seen by Soane and his wife Eliza. The essays are illustrated by a number of illustrations in full color, the majority drawn from Soane s own collection. This book was published to coincide with an exhibition with the same title shown at Sir John Soane s Museum as part of the nationwide commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare in 2016.

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Item Number: 141318
Title: Christiane von Lothringen am Hof der Medici : Geschlechterdiskurs und Kulturtransfer zwischen Florenz, Frankreich und Lothringen (1589–1636)
Author: Strunck, Christina
Price: $75.00    Original Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9783731901266
Record created on 05/22/16
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2016. 30cm., hardcover, 736pp., 162 color, 219 b&w illus.

Contents: TEIL I - Akteure, Aktrionsraeume, Austauschbeziehungen Wie aus Chrestienne Cristina wurde - Geschlechterdiskurse: Der öffentliche Aktionsraum der Großherzogin - Akteure und Arten kultureller Transferbeziehungen

TEIL II - Sakrale Raeume - Ein ‚französisches' Konzept? Die Florentiner Fürstenkapelle und die Valois-Rotunde bei Saint-Denis - ‚Männlicher' und ‚weiblicher' Raum: Ein neuer Blick auf San Lorenzo - San Lorenzo als ‚Hauskirche' der Medici - Die drei Gründungsdaten der Fürstenkapelle - Der arbeitsteilige Kreuzzug: Großherzog und Großherzogin als Glaubenskrieger - Eine Leseanleitung: Das Heilige Grab in der Fürstenkapelle - Glaubenskrieg und Kreuzzugspropaganda in den Jahrzehnten nach dem Tod Ferdinandos I - Der neue Hochaltar von San Lorenzo: Rekonstruktion seiner Position und Ausrichtung - Die Konstruktion eines ‚mediceischen' Raumes - Die Selbstdarstellung der Regentinnen am neuen Hochaltar von San Lorenzo - Medicea Sidera: Veränderungen in der Fürstenkapelle nach 1609 - Christiane von Lothringen und die Kolossalstatuen der Großherzöge - ‚Feminine' Elemente am Altar der Fürstenkapelle? - Der Stich der Fürstenkapelle als ein Monument der Regentschaft - ‚Männlicher' und ‚weiblicher' Raum - Französische Heilige in Florenz: Hintergründe des Transfers religiöser Traditionen - Die Privatkapellen im Palazzo Pitti, in der Villa La Petraia und der Villa La Quiete - Eine zweite ‚Hauskirche': Die Förderung des Klosters Santo Spirito durch die Medici - Der Fiacre-Altar in der Sakristei von Santo Spirito: Kompositionsanalyse - Veränderungen im Bildprogramm: Alessandro Alloris Vorzeichnungen für den Fiacre-Altar - Das karitative Engagement der Großherzogin während der Hungersnöte von 1591 und 1596 - Medizin-Metaphorik in der Medici-Propaganda - Christiane von Lothringen als ‚Heilerin' - Der Altar des heiligen Fiacre: Visualisierter Kulturtransfer und arbeitsteilige Repräsentation - Funktionsfragen: Der Fiacre-Altar in seinem räumlichen Kontext - Der ,französische Kreis' der Großherzogin: Leonardus Coquaeus, Etienne Arbinot und die Familie Bonsi - Die ‚Umcodierung' des Sakristeiraums von Santo Spirito - Der heilige Wilhelm von Malavalle, ein ‚Vorfahre' der Großherzogin - Christiane von Lothringen als ‚Schutzheilige' der Unbeschuhten Augustiner - Assimilation und Eigenständigkeit: Die Auswahl der Heiligen - Himmelskönigin und irdische Herrscherin: Santa Maria della Pace und die Feuillants - Hintergründe der Etablierung der Feuillants in Florenz - Die Förderung der Feuillants durch das französische Königshaus - Die politische Funktion der Feuillants - ‚Gottesgnadentum' in der Toskana - Santa Maria della Pace als Zentrum eines politisch konnotierten Kirchen-Netzwerks - Das Bildprogramm von Santa Maria della Pace - Der Florentiner Konvent der Feuillants und die Fürbitte für die Herrscherfamilie - Herrscher und Herrscherin im ‚mediceischen Friedensraum'

TEIL III - PROFANE RÄUME - Geschlecht, Nationalität und Zeremoniell: Die großherzoglichen Appartements im Palazzo Vecchio und im Palazzo Pitti - Eine neue Rekonstruktion des Appartements für Eleonora von Toledo im Palazzo Ducale (Palazzo Vecchio) - Die Erfindung eines Florentiner Zeremoniells - Die Appartements von Francesco I. und Bianca Cappello im Palazzo Ducale (Palazzo Vecchio) - Der Palazzo Pitti im Jahr 1587: Rekonstruktion seiner Baugestalt, Ausstattung und Funktion - Ein neues Konzept: Die Appartements von Ferdinando I. und Christiane von Lothringen im Palazzo Pitti - Nationale Traditionen und Geschlechterrollen: Das Zeremoniell in den Appartements Ferdinandos I. - und Christianes von Lothringen - Projektionen einer kulturellen Identität: Die Ausstattung der Gemächer Christianes von Lothringen - Verschiebungen im Gleichgewicht der Kräfte: ‚Männlicher' und ‚weiblicher' Raum im Palazzo Pitti (1609-1621) - Triumph der Frauen? Der Palazzo Pitti während der Regentschaft (1621-1628) - Von Frau zu Frau: Herrschaftskonzeptionen in Paris und Florenz - Florentiner Paläste als Vorbild für die funktionale Struktur des Palais du Luxembourg? - Eine Florentiner Inspirationsquelle für die beiden Medici-Galerien - Florentiner Gemälde für das Cabinet Doré: Die Rolle von Schenkenden und Beschenkter in der Programmgenese - Die Bildanordnung im Cabinet Doré: Eine neue Rekonstruktion - Die diskursive Struktur des Zyklus: Bildkoordination im Cabinet Doré - Geschlechterdiskurs und Kulturtransfer im Palais du Luxembourg - Männliche und weibliche Herrschaft im Bildprogramm des Palazzo Pitti - Das Gästequartier des Palazzo Pitti: Kontext und Funktion der Sala di Bona - Eine neue Datierung der Sala di Bona: 1612? - Die Sala di Bona als Kompendium der Regierungszeit Ferdinandos I - Die Interrelation von Bild und Text in den Schlachtenszenen der Sala di Bona - Livorno und die Caritas medicea - Gottesgnadentum und David Florentinus - Ferdinando I. als gerechter und gnädiger Triumphator - Kontinuität von Republik und Prinzipat? Der Fürst als Architekt im Deckenbild der Sala di Bona - Verborgene Bedeutungen der gemalten Skulpturen - Maria de' Medici als abschreckendes Beispiel? Die Bildprogramme der Florentiner Regentinnen

Schlussbetrachtungen - Arbeitsteilung und Kooperation von Herrscherpaaren - Die Kooperation Christianes von Lothringen mit Ferdinando I. (1589-1609) - Christiane von Lothringen als ‚Co-Regentin' Cosimos II. (1609-1621) - Die Aufgabenteilung der Regentinnen (1621-1628) - Die Kooperation mit Ferdinando II. (1628-1636) - Anhang - Anhang I: Quellentexte zu Christiane von Lothringen und zum Geschlechterdiskurs am Florentiner Hof - Anhang II: Dokumente - Inventare von Quellen, Quelleneditionen und Quellenliteratur (bis 1743). (Studien zur internationalen Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte, 149)

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Item Number: 140120
Title: Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt
Author: Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. ; Ger Luijten
Price: $42.95    Original Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788857231525
Record created on 02/23/16
Description: Milan: Skira, 2016. 28cm., hardcover, 332pp., 288 color illus. Exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Summary: Paintings of seventeenth-century Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes are so realistically depicted that we might assume the artists created them from life. In actuality, however, Dutch artists executed the majority of their works in the studio, often on the basis of drawings. Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt, catalog for an international loan show, captures the different ways in which artists used preliminary or construction drawings when composing and refining their paintings. Here drawings of varied subject matter by a wide array of artists are featured side-by-side with their related paintings. This richly illustrated catalog includes essays and entries written by an international group of experts on fifty-four artists including Hendrick Avercamp, Gerrit Berckheyde, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van Goyen, Adriaen van Ostade, Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter Saenredam, and Rembrandt van Rijn. The catalogue for the international loan exhibition Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt captures the different ways in which artists used preliminary or construction drawings when composing and refining their paintings. Seventeenth-century Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and scenes of daily life are so realistic in appearance that one would think that the artists painted from life. They actually executed their works in their studios, however, often on the basis of drawings. Dutch artists made many types of preliminary drawings, including broad compositional sketches, drawings of the landscape in their sketchbooks, counterproofs, construction drawings, and individual figural studies. Artists also indicated compositional ideas on their canvases and panels using underdrawings that are revealed through infra-red reflectography. This volume features a wide variety of subject types and artists, among others Hendrick Avercamp, Gerrit Berckheyde, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van Goyen, Adriaen van Ostade, Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter Saenredam, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Item Number: 143611
Title: La cattedrale di Crema - I restauri del 2010-2014
Author: Zucchelli, Giorgio
Price: $33.00    Original Price: $82.50
ISBN: 9788820998158
Record created on 11/10/16
Description: Citta del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2016. 33cm., hardcover, 350pp. with numerous color illus.

Summary: La Cattedrale di Crema si presenta come un monumento storico, le cui origini risalgono all'inizio del secondo millennio (1284/1341), quando, secondo la felice espressione del monaco cluniacense Rodolfo il Glabro, l'Europa fu ammantata di Cattedrali "quasi come di un bianco mantello". Il presente volume, con la descrizione delle singole parti, ci invita a lasciarci sorprendere dal mistero della Cattedrale e ne rivela non solo i particolari dei lavori di restauro effettuati nel quadriennio che va dal 2010 al 2014 ma anche i tesori artistici in essa contenuti.

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