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New titles week of 09/18/2017: Found 114 titles
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Item Number: 146766
Title: Early Modern Marginalia
Author: Acheson, Katherine (ed)
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9780415418850
Record created on 09/18/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: London: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 228pp.

Summary: Marginalia in early modern and medieval texts – printed, handwritten, drawn, scratched, colored, and pasted in – offer a crazy quilt composed of fragments of how people, as individuals and in groups, interacted with books and manuscripts over often lengthy periods of time. The chapters in this volume build on earlier scholarship that established marginalia as intellectual method (Grafton and Jardine), as records of reading motivated by cultural, social, theological, and personal inclinations (Hackel and Orgel), and as practices inspired by material affordances particular to the book and the pen (Fleming and Sherman). They further the study of the practices of marginalia as a mode – a set of ways in which material opportunities and practices overlap with intellectual, social and personal motivations to make meaning in the world. They introduce us to a set of idiosyncratic examples – erotic images doodled in a medical manuscript, cut---and---pasted additions to printed volumes, a marriage depicted through shared book ownership, for example – and reveal to us in case studies the unique value of marginalia as evidence of phenomena as diverse as religious change, scientific discovery, and the history of the literary canon. They also raise broad historical, cultural, and theoretical questions about the relationship between animal parts and human society, the construction of authorship, the ways in which exchange of words and objects align, the strange, marvelous, metamorphic thing we call the book, and the equally multiplicitous, eccentric, and inscrutable known as the reader.

Contents: 1. Introduction, Katherine Acheson. 2. 'Cast me not away from thy face' Marginal Reflections on the English Reformation, Elizabeth Patton. 3. Articles of Assent Clergymen's subscribed copies of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England, Austen Saunders. 4. Plus ça change Renaissance Images in Medieval Books, Julian Luxford. 5. Managing Animals Sixteenth-Century Ecologies of Annotation, Joshua Calhoun. 6. Studied for Redaction Reading and Writing in the Works of John Higgins, Harriet Archer. 7. Marginalia as Making Robert Nicolson's Books, Jason Scot-Warren. 8. Marking Objects in Early Modern Books, Adam Smyth. 9. Vide Supplementum The Free Library of Philadelphia's First Folio in Seventeenth-Century England, Clare Bourne. 10. Anne Clifford's Copy of John Selden's Titles of Honor, Georgianna Ziegler. 11. Marital Marginalia The Library of Thomas and Isabella Hervey, Emma Smith. 12. Reading Mathematics in the Seventeenth Century Evidence from Robert Hooke's Notes and Marginalia, Yelda Nasifoglu. 13. Early Modern Marginalia and #earlymoderntwitter, Sjoerd Levelt. 14. Afterword, Alan G. Stewart.

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Item Number: 145381
Title: Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967--2017
Author: Adams, Rachel
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780262037051
Record created on 04/24/2017
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp., 125 color, 65 b&w illus.

Summary: Wanderlust highlights artists as voyagers who leave their studios to make art. This book (and the exhibition it accompanies) is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s need to roam and the work that emerges from this need. Wanderlust presents the work of under-recognized yet pioneering artists alongside their well-known counterparts, and represents works that vary in process, with some artists working as solitary figures implanting themselves physically on the landscape while others perform and create movements in a collaborative manner or in public. Many of the earlier works use what were at the time nontraditional methods of art making. In Trail Markers (1969), for example, Nancy Holt spent time in the English countryside, where she documented the painted orange trail markers she found dotting the landscape. Vito Acconci explored his body’s “occupancy” of public space through the execution of preconceived actions or activities. In Following Piece (1969), Acconci followed one randomly chosen stranger through the streets of New York. A Line Made by Walking (1967), a black-and-white photograph of Richard Long’s imprint of a straight line in a field, was Long’s first walking art work, made on a journey to St Martin’s from his home in Bristol. Ana Mendieta’s influential Silueta Works in Mexico (1977) documents performances by the artist during her travel between Iowa and Mexico, in which she imprints her body on the landscape while addressing issues of displacement. Each of these works recognizes the walk and the journey as much more than just a basic human act. Rebecca Solnit observes that walking replicates thinking, adding “the motions of the mind cannot be traced, but those of the feet can.” These works trace the motions of wandering artists’ focused minds. Artists include: Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Nevin Aladag, Francis Alÿs, Janine Antoni, John Baldessari, Kim Beck, Roberley Bell, Blue Republic, Sophie Calle, Rosemarie Castoro, Cardiff/Miller, Zoe Crosher, Fallen Fruit, Mona Hatoum, Nancy Holt, Kenneth Josephson, William Lamson, Richard Long, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Anthony McCall, Ana Mendieta, Teresa Murak, Wangechi Mutu, Efrat Natan, Gabriel Orozco, Carmen Papalia, John Pfahl, Pope.L, Teri Rueb, Michael X. Ryan, Todd Shalom, Mary Ellen Strom, and Guido van der Werve.

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Item Number: 146748
Title: Originali, repliche, copie. Uno sguardo diverso sui grandi
Author: di Loreto, Pietro (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788870030532
Record created on 09/15/2017
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Description: Roma: Ugo Bozzi, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 350pp., 180 illus. Italian-English text.

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Summary: "Repliche, originali, copie". Uno straordinario pool di prestigiosi professionisti molto noti a livello internazionale, che hanno rivestito o ancora rivestono prestigiosi incarichi istituzionali, insieme a ricercatori più giovani ma preparati e già affermati in ambito accademico, affrontano in una maniera completamente nuova ed originale una delle questioni ormai da molti anni tra le più dibattute nel settore degli studi storico artistici, oggetto anche di recente di incontri, convegni, pubblicazioni.

Inserito nell'ambito della pratica artistica di bottega e del tirocinio dei giovani aspiranti artisti, ma anche collegato a risvolti commerciali molto spesso clamorosi e a comportamenti sovente disinvolti quando non spregiudicati, a partire dal XVI secolo fino al XVIII (con una particolare 'finestra' sugli inizi del XIX), l'oggetto di questa pubblicazione investe la questione affascinante di come e da chi venissero riprodotti i capolavori dei grandi maestri, ma con un'indagine a tutto campo che per la prima volta affronta la questione dai differenti punti di vista dei copisti e dei copiati, anch'essi molto spesso copisti.

Il pubblico degli addetti ai lavori e degli appassionati amanti delle belle arti troverà nella forza e nella qualità dei singoli saggi il vero filo conduttore di questo libro, dove il 'come' si sposa al 'che cosa' viene messo sotto osservazione, in un insieme unitario che si presenta come una vera lezione di grande critica d'arte. Insieme ai grandi autori, Raffaello, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Bernini, ecc vengono attentamente esaminati -senza minimamente mitigare il particolare rigore che si richiede ad un' indagine che unisce storia e arte- anche autori certo meno popolari ma senz'altro degni della massima considerazione per quello che rappresentarono nella loro epoca e che testimoniano ancora oggi. Gli studiosi che hanno generosamente aderito a questa straordinaria impresa editoriale hanno certo alle spalle storie e formazioni differenti, essi sono uniti però dalla condivisione di un patrimonio di valori unico che ha consentito di relazionare, come scaturiti da un'unica fonte di conoscenza, tutti gli elementi narrativi e contenutistici, raccordati a formare un'unica tarsia, una vera e propria saldatura di aree, dove molti problemi, che sono sempre apparsi degni di attenzione ma di impervia risoluzione, è stato possibile chiarire grazie a letture nuove di un rilievo scientifico davvero ragguardevole, che hanno unito volontà di approfondimento e capacità di analisi e che perciò segnano un punto fermo nella storia della critica d'arte. A loro in particolare rivolgiamo il nostro ringraziamento, insieme all'editore e a quanti hanno reso possibile questa eccezionale impresa.

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Item Number: 143836
Title: EILEEN AGAR : Dreaming Oneself Awake
Author: Remy, Michel
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781780237275
Record created on 11/30/2016
Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 130 color plates.

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

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Item Number: 146776
Title: Un seminario sul Manierismo in Lombardia
Author: Agosti, Giovanni ; Jacopo Stoppa (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788899765545
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 340pp., 36 color, 82 b&w illus.

Summary: Due insegnanti di Storia dell'arte moderna stanno preparando - per conto del Comune di Milano - una mostra a Palazzo Reale: è il 2014. L'esposizione, dedicata a Bernardino Luini e i suoi figli, affronta la cultura figurativa della Lombardia del Cinquecento. Ad aiutarli è un gruppo di allievi, che vanno dai venti ai trent'anni, dai triennalisti ai dottorandi di una moderna università di massa. Da quell'esperienza nascono approfondimenti, deragliamenti, sopracciò su un campo poco esplorato degli studi, quando in Lombardia sono i governatori spagnoli a fare il bello e il cattivo tempo. Su per giù tra il 1535 e la fine del secolo. Gli artisti vengono soprattutto da fuori e sembrano contendersi un territorio dove nessuno detta legge. Su questo sfondo arrivano a Milano, più volte, Tiziano (ma soprattutto i suoi quadri, primo tra tutti l'Incoronazione di spine oggi al Louvre) e tanti pittori dai territori della Serenissima e da Vercelli, Lodi e Cremona… E ci si spinge, tra testi e immagini, dalla Bassa al Sacro Monte di Varallo, fino alle private simpatie del giovane Carlo Borromeo per l'antichità, prima di diventare il severo arcivescovo di Milano.

Contents: La Sibilla di Panzù, G. Agosti, J. Stoppa ; Due cartelle per Calisto Piazza (un ricordo e un libro di famiglia), A. Allegri ; Per il Sojaro a Vigevano, E. Tessadori ; Un'indagine su Palazzo Zurla De Poli a Crema, S. Agosti ; Villa Cicogna Mozzoni a Bisuschio: affreschi e fonti iconografiche, M. Cogni ; Per Carlo Borromeo e la sua collezione di antichità, G. Dalvit ; Una pala per San Michele dei Disciplini in porta Romana a Milano, M. Romeri ; Su Giovanni Giacomo Paracca da Valsolda, E. Maggio ; Un dipinto di Aurelio Luini per il Sacro Monte di Varallo, P. Angeleri ; Carlo Urbino e Aurelio Luini alla Madonna di Campagna a Verbania, S. Martinella ; Carlo Urbino e il testamento di Renato Trivulzio, A. Bonci ; Moretto a San Celso 'reloaded', F. M. Giani ; A margine degli anni milanesi di Bernardino Campi, G. Renzi ; Un momento trascurato di Antonio Campi a Milano, A. Allegri ; Un'aggiunta alla ricostruzione degli affreschi di San Colombano al Lambro di Bernardino Campi, E. Curti ; Alessandro Lami, oltre Bernardino Campi, P. Aiello.

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Item Number: 146762
Title: Photography and the Cultural History of the Postwar European City
Author: Allbeson, Tom
Price: $114.00
ISBN: 9781474234962
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 288pp., 60 illus.

Summary: In 1945, civilians of the cities and towns of postwar Europe faced the daunting task of urban reconstruction and recovery. Through a broad range of case studies, from publicly-circulating aerial photography to press coverage of the opening of UNESCO headquarters, this book explores the impact of urban photography at a critical moment in European architectural history. Tracing how images trafficked between conceptual, media and material spaces in France, Britain and Germany, the book reveals how photography shaped the architecture of each country, reflecting each nation's attitudes to the past and vision of its future. Fascinating reading for historians of visual and urban culture, this is the first volume to analyse how official publications and the illustrated popular press pictured and promoted pivotal ideas and perspectives on the city, nationhood and Western Europe.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Visual Studies, Cultural History and Urban Space. 3. Ruin Photobooks in the First Years of Postwar Recovery, 1945-49. 4. Architectural Photography and the Housing Question, 1947-54. 5. Viewing City Images in the Illustrated Press, 1949-55. 6. At the Crossroads of Cultural Memory and Utopian Thinking: Photography, Architecture and UNESCO, 1949-58. 7. Memorial Communities & the Fragile Symbolism of Ruins, 1944-61. 8. Photography and the Cultural History of the Postwar European City.

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Item Number: 145094
Title: Photography in Argentina - Contradiction and Continuity
Author: Alonso, Idurre ; Judith Keller
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781606065327
Record created on 04/04/2017
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 332pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Contradiction and Continuity emphasizes crucial historical moments and aesthetic movements in Argentina in which photography had a critical role, producing, and at other times dismantling, national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends. The exhibition examines the complexities of Argentina over the past 150 years, stressing the heterogeneity of its realities, the creation of contradictory histories, and the power of constructed photographic images in the configuration of a national imaginary. With significant works dating from the decade of Argentina’s first constitution to the bicentennial of its independence, the exhibition will include almost 300 photographs representing the work of more than sixty artists.

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Item Number: 146763
Title: Moving with the Magdalen : Late Medieval Art and Devotion in the Alps
Author: Anderson, Joanna W
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501334689
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 216pp., 8 color, 70 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 146794
Title: Antoine de Granvelle (1517-1586), L’Éminence pourpre. Images d’un homme de pouvoir de la Renaissance
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Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788836637447
Record created on 09/22/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 256pp., ca. 250 color illus. Exhibition held at Musee du Temps, Besancon. French text.

Summary: Le musée du Temps organisera cet automne une exposition sur le cardinal Antoine de Granvelle (1517 - 1586) à l'occasion de la célébration des cinq cents de sa naissance. Les images de ce grand diplomate au service de Philippe II d'Espagne ont circulé dans toute l'Europe à la Renaissance. Elles permettent d'aborder les évènements qui ont secoué l'Empire des Habsbourg au XVIe siècle mais aussi la postérité de ce personnage de premier plan natif de Besançon. Cette exposition qui bénéficie de prêts nationaux (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) et internationaux (Rijksmuseum d'Amnsterdam, Bibliothèque de l'université catholique de Louvain, musée royaux de Bruxelles) rassemble des oeuvres graphiques, des peintures et des sculptures comme Titien, Scipione Pulzone, Antonio Moro, Willem Key, Jean Petit, Georges- Philippe Clésinger.

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Item Number: 146782
Title: Rabbinic Tales of Destruction : Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem
Author: Belser, Julia Watts
Price: $74.00
ISBN: 9780190600471
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp.

Summary: In Rabbinic Tales of Destruction, Julia Watts Belser examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Judea. Faced with stories of sexual violence, enslavement, forced prostitution, disability, and bodily risk, Belser argues, our readings of rabbinic narrative must wrestle with the brutal body costs of Roman imperial domination. She brings disability studies, feminist theory, and new materialist ecological thought to accounts of rabbinic catastrophe, revealing how rabbinic discourses of gender, sexuality, and the body are shaped in the shadow of empire. Focusing on the Babylonian Talmud's longest sustained account of the destruction of the Temple, Belser reveals Bavli Gittin's distinctive sex and gender politics. While Palestinian tales frequently castigate the 'wayward woman' for sexual transgressions that imperil the nation, Bavli Gittin's stories do not portray women's sexuality as a cause of catastrophe. The Bavli's resistance to Rome makes a critical difference. While other rabbinic texts commonly inveigh against women's beauty as the cause of sexual sin, Bavli Gittin's tales express a strikingly egalitarian discourse that laments the vulnerability of the beautiful Jewish body before the conqueror. Bavli Gittin's body politics, Belser maintains, align with a significant theological reorientation. While most early Jewish narratives link the destruction of the Temple to communal sin, Bavli Gittin's account does not explain catastrophe as divine chastisement. Instead of imagining God as the architect of Jewish suffering, it evokes God's empathy with the subjugated Jewish body. As it navigates the ruins of Jerusalem, Bavli Gittin forges a sharp critique of empire. Its critical discourse aims to pierce the power politics of Roman conquest, to protest the brutality of imperial dominance, and to make plain the scar that Roman violence leaves upon Jewish flesh.

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Item Number: 146773
Title: Les enfants de Caïn : la représentation du criminel en France et en Italie, de la Renaissance au début du XXe siècle
Author: Bernazzani, Amelie (ed)
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9782503569314
Record created on 09/19/2017
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 358pp., 12 color, 72 b&w illus.

Contents: Jean-Claude Arnould, La figure du criminel dans les Histoires tragiques françaises du xvie siècle ; Fabienne Huard-Hardy, L'image du violeur d'après les arrêts du Parlement de Paris sous Louis XV ; Vincent Denis, Le portrait sans l'image - la signalétique des criminels en France, 1720-1820 ; Marc Renneville, Quand le signe fait science - de la bosse du crime au criminel né ; Pierre Piazza, L'iconographie criminelle d'Alphonse Bertillon ; Gaëtane Maës, Comment représenter un criminel dans la France des Lumières? L'exemple de Damiens ; Sophie Guermès, La monstruosité physique du 'criminel né' où la tentation repoussée d'Émile Zola ; Isabelle Percebois, L'Autre en nous - la figure du criminel dans le fantastique fin de siècle ; Giovanna Perini-Folesani, Caravaggio non era il solo. Profili criminali di artisti Bolognesi di antico regime ; Anna Maria Migdal, Animalisation de l'individu criminel ; Marie Piccoli-Wentzo, Ordre et désordre. Les imaginaires antagonistes de la figure érémitique dans l'Italie de la Renaissance ; Bruno Bertherat, Le criminel à la Morgue (Paris xixe siècle) - pratiques et représentations ; Fabio Cafagna, Condannati alla dissezione - criminali, anatomia, Belle Arti ; Lisa Roscioni, Il criminale processato. Alle origini della cronaca giudiziaria ; Maria Portmann, Des Juifs criminels à Sienne autour de 1400 ; Valentin Chémery, Le criminel arabe - construction d'une figure de criminel dans l'Algérie coloniale de la fin du xixe siècle ; Pierluigi Cervelli, Criminels à peine nés - enfants 'irréguliers' dans les premières années de gouvernement du régime fasciste en Italie (1925-1930). (Etudes Renaissantes, 20)

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Item Number: 146781
Title: Sight, Touch, and Imagination in Byzantium
Author: Betancourt, Roland
Price: $102.00
ISBN: 9781108424745
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover.

Summary: Considering the interrelations between sight, touch, and imagination, this book surveys classical, late antique, and medieval theories of vision to elaborate on how various spheres of the Byzantine world categorized and comprehended sensation and perception. Revisiting scholarly assumptions about the tactility of sight in the Byzantine world, it demonstrates how the haptic language associated with vision referred to the cognitive actions of the viewer as they grasped sensory data in the mind in order to comprehend and produce working imaginations of objects for thought and memory. At stake is how the affordances and limitations of the senses came to delineate and cultivate the manner in which art and rhetoric was understood as mediating the realities they wished to convey. This would similarly come to contour how Byzantine religious culture could also go about accessing the sacred, the image serving as a site of desire for the mediated representation of the divine.

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Item Number: 146754
Title: Mercati di Traiano
Author: Bianchini, Marco ; Massimo Viti
Price: $825.00
ISBN: 9788891315359
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 882pp., 49 color, 600 b&w illus.

Summary: I Mercati di Traiano hanno una importanza straordinaria per la conoscenza dell'architettura romana. Costituiscono uno dei complessi edilizi meglio conservati dell'antichità, comprendente vari corpi di fabbrica ove la struttura muraria si è salvaguardata fino alle coperture. Essi possono essere considerati una vera e propria palestra per lo studio e l'analisi dei materiali e delle tecniche edilizie antiche in quanto ci offrono una variegata casistica di soluzioni tecnologiche applicate per le fondazioni, i muri d'alzato, le volte, i rivestimenti. Anche la progettazione dello spazio architettonico rivela formule molto innovative e gli edifici anticipano vari temi che diverranno di uso comune nei decenni successivi. Il presente lavoro è il frutto di numerosi anni di attività di documentazione, di studi e di ricerche condotte dai due autori nell'ambito delle molteplici iniziative di tutela e valorizzazione del monumento promosse dalla Sovrintendenza Capitolina. Il loro impegno ha portato oggi finalmente alla pubblicazione della prima opera monografica sui Mercati di Traiano la quale affronta una lettura analitica del complesso edilizio in modo organico e completo, in grado di offrire, di conseguenza, risposte più sicure in merito alla cronologia, le modalità di sbancamento del mons, la destinazione d' uso, gli aspetti architettonici e urbanistici, le differenze di impostazione tra il progetto originario di età domizianea e quello definitivo maturato negli anni di Traiano. (Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma, Supplementi, 24)

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Item Number: 144639
Title: The Middle Ages in the Modern World : Twenty-first century perspectives
Author: Bildhauer, Bettina ; Chris Jones (eds)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9780197266144
Record created on 02/20/2017
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 450pp., 8 color, 96 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Introduction - The Middle Ages in the Modern World - Twenty-first-century Perspectives, Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones. 2. Thorkel Farserk Goes for a Swim - Climate Change, the Medieval Optimum, and the Perils of Amateurism, Bruce Holsinger. 3. 'The North Remembers' - The Uses and Abuses of the Middle Ages in Irish Political Culture, Eamon Byers, Stephen Kelly, and Kath Stevenson. 4. Writing the Nation - Historians and National Identities from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries, Patrick Geary. 5. War, Church, Empire, and the Medieval in British Histories for Children, Andrew Lynch. 6. 'Adventure? What is that?' On Iwein, Felicitas Hoppe. 7. Saints' Cults and Celebrity, James Robinson. 8. Is Medieval Music the New Avant-Garde? The Wilful, the Wayward, and the Playful, Graham Coatman. 9. Medievalism, Byzantinism, and Bulgarian Politics through the Archival Lens, Fani Gargova. 10. Digital Mouvance - Once and Future Medieval Poetry Remediated in the Modern World, Chris Jones. 11. Forging 'Medieval' Identities - Fortini's Calendimaggio and Pasolini's Trilogy of Life, Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri and Lila Yawn. 12. Chaucer and Wordsworth's Vivid Daisies, Elizabeth Robertson. 13. Time, Place, Language, and Translation - Ciaran Carson's The Inferno and The Tain, Conor McCarthy. 14. Visuality, Violence, and the Return of the Middle Ages - Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds as an Adaptation of the Nibelungen Story, Bettina Bildhauer. 15. Black Skin, Green Masks - Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer World-making, Carolyn Dinshaw. 16. The Medium is the Byzantine - Popular Culture and the Byzantine, Roland Betancourt. (Proceedings of the British Academy)

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Item Number: 145013
Title: LOUIS BOURGEOIS : An Unfolding Portrait
Author: Wye, Deborah
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781633450417
Record created on 04/01/2017
Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., 340 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum’s Atrium. The artist’s creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no “rivalry” between the mediums in which she worked, noting that “they say the same thing in different ways.” Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigations of abstraction and works made from old garments and household fabrics. In addition, the evolving states and variants of her prints will be emphasized in order to reveal Bourgeois’s creative thinking as it unfolded.

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Item Number: 146783
Title: Wechselblicke : Zwischen China und Europa 1669–1907. Exchanging Gazes : Between China and Europe 1669–1907
Author: Brand, Joachim (et al)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9783731905738
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 352pp., 164 color illus. Exhibition held at Kulturforum, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin. German-English text.

Contents: Wechselblicke. Zwischen China und Europa 1669-1907 ; Einführung in die Konzeption von Ausstellung und Katalog, Matthias Weiss ; '… allerhand Sinesische Vorstellungen' - Zur Rezeption von Asiatica in der Grafiksammlung Augusts des Starken, Cordula Bischoff ; Chinoiserie in Reflection ; European Objects and their Impact on Chinese Art in the Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wang Ching-Ling ; Europerie und Macht ; Akteure und Publika der transkulturellen Bilderbauten aus der Regierungszeit des Kaisers Qianlong, Wang Lianming ; 'Das Kunstgewerbe sucht begehrlich nach frischen Motiven' - Die Ostasiatika-Sammler Max von Brandt und Ernst Ohlmer im Kontext der Gründung des Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums vor einhundertfünfzig Jahren, Claudia Kanowski ; Embodied Beauty ; Feminising Chinese Ceramics in Eighteenth-Century China and Europe, He Feng ; Verschränkungen eigener und fremder Blicke ; Die 'europäischen Bauten' des Yuanmingyuan im Spiegel chinesischer Kupferstiche sowie deutscher und amerikanischer Fotografien, Matthias Weiss ; Katalog - Zusammengestellt und kommentiert von Matthias Weiss ; Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Objekte.

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Item Number: 146572
Title: Death: From Dust to Destiny
Author: Brilliant, Richard
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781780237251
Record created on 08/22/2017
Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp., 135 illus., 75 in color.

Summary: The terms 'birth' and 'death' have long denoted the apparent boundaries of our biological lives, situating in time the moments of coming to be and passing away. Yet the specific trajectory of a life can surpass its temporal boundaries. Long after the perishing of the body, and of its physical remains, the individual's ethos can endure in the collective memories of survivors and subsequent generations. Such remnants have been created by rituals, reinforced through commemorations and obituaries, and projected through art and architecture. These powerful inducements to remember counter the finality of physical death, bridging the gap between absence and presence. Death: From Dust to Destiny, featuring a wide-ranging collection of texts and images together with the author's guiding commentary, offers a reflective meditation on the methods that artists, architects and writers have developed to activate memory, and animate their subjects into a - possibly - unending afterlife. In this process death need no longer be a terminal departure but can become a new form of existence in the minds of others.

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Item Number: 143687
Title: Oxfordshire : North and West
Author: Brooks, Alan ; Jennifer Sherwood ; Nikolaus Pevsner
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780300209303
Record created on 11/17/2016
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 800pp., 120 color illus.

Summary: This volume is a fully expanded and revised architectural guide to the greater part of Oxfordshire, based on Jennifer Sherwood’s 1970s account, full of new information and with specially commissioned photography.The vernacular architecture of the villages and farms is well represented here, as well as notable town architecture and the medieval parish churches for which the area is well known. Oxfordshire is also a county of great houses, from the romantic medieval ruins of Minster Lovell to the late flowering of Lutyens’s 1930s Middleton Park; the grandest, however, is Blenheim Palace, the Baroque masterpiece designed by John Vanbrugh (1664–1726). (The Buildings of England)

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Item Number: 145568
Title: Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the art of AGOSTINO BRUNIAS
Author: Bagneris, Mia L
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9781526120458
Record created on 05/09/2017
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Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 264pp., 68 color illus.

Summary: Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive study of Agostino Brunias's intriguing pictures of colonial West Indians of colour DS so called ' Caribs, dark-skinned Africans and Afro-Creoles, and people of mixed race DS made for colonial officials and plantocratic elites during the late-eighteenth century. Although Brunias's paintings have often been understood as straightforward documents of visual ethnography that functioned as field guides for reading race, this book investigates how the images both reflected and refracted ideas about race commonly held by eighteenth-century Britons, helping to construct racial categories while simultaneously exposing their constructedness and underscoring their contradictions. The book offers provocative new insights about Brunias>'s work gleaned from a broad survey of his paintings, many of which are reproduced here for the first time. (Rethinking Art's Histories)

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Item Number: 145164
Title: Chevening : A seat of diplomacy
Author: Bryant, Julius
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781911300113
Record created on 04/10/2017
Description: London: Holberton, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 144pp., 130 color illus.

Summary: Chevening stands in a magnificent park below the wooded escarpment of the North Downs in Kent. It has a history dating back around 800 years, but the house we see today is almost entirely the creation of seven generations of the Stanhope family, building on the original Inigo Jones house of 1630. For 250 years the Stanhopes served their country as soldiers and statesmen and at Chevening as patrons of architecture and art. This new guide highlights the contributions of the Earls and Countesses Stanhope to the building, furniture, pictures, gardens and landscape of Chevening. It also gives a short account of the family in the wider world in order to set their creations in context. The decoration and architectural features of each of the rooms – from the Entrance Hall with its spectacular swirling staircase of c. 1721 to the sumptuous Tapestry Room with its rare Berlin tapestries woven by Huguenot craftsmen in 1708 – are described and illustrated, and signifi cant and unusual works of art highlighted, such as important portraits by Allan Ramsay, Thomas Gainsborough, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. The Estate consists of some 3,000 acres, and the gardens include a lake, maze, parterre and a double hexagonal walled kitchen garden. The history of the garden is explored, from the extensive landscaping in the formal style by the 1st and 2nd Earls in the early 18th century, to the naturalistic style created in 1775–78 – much of the character of which survives today – to the re-formalizing in the 19th century, with the creation of the ‘Italian’ gardens, a maze and hedged allées. The wonderful restoration of recent decades and the replanting to the designs of Elizabeth Banks is celebrated with new photography. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Chevening Act coming into eff ect with the death of the last Earl Stanhop and the 300th anniversary of his family’s acquisition of Chevening Estate.

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Item Number: 146625
Title: The invention of Rome : Biondo Flavio's Roma Triumphans and its worlds
Author: Campanelli, Maurizio ; Francesc Muecke (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782600047890
Record created on 08/30/2017
Description: Geneve: Droz, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 296pp., 5 illus.

Contents: Anne Raffarin, La célébration des triomphes de Rome par Flavio Biondo dans la Roma instaurata et la Roma triumphans ; Frances Muecke, The Genre(s) and the Making of Roma triumphans ; Angelo Mazzocco, The Rapport between the Respublica Romana and the Respublica Christiana in Biondo Flavio's Roma triumphans ; Frances Muecke, Gentiles nostri - Roman Religion and Roman Identity in Biondo Flavio's Roma triumphans ; James Hankins, Biondo Flavio on the Roman Republic ; Giuseppe Marcellino, Un excursus umanistico sulle letterature dell'antichità - Biondo Flavio e i classici (Roma triumphans IV, pp. 96-100) ; Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, Roman Military Discipline in Biondo Flavio's Roma triumphans - Punishments and Rewards ; Maurizio Campanelli, Il libro IX della Roma triumphans - una querelle umanistica degli antichi e dei moderni? ; Peter Fane-Saunders, Pyres, Villas, and Mansions - Architectural Fragments in Biondo Flavio's Roma triumphans ; Maria Agata Pincelli, "Librariis certatim transcribere contendentibus" - la tradizione manoscritta e la prima ricezione della Roma triumphans di Biondo Flavio ; Paul Gwynne, Triumphs and Triumphators in the Wake of the Roma triumphans ; Anne Raffarin, Fulvio lecteur de Biondo - questions religieuses dans la Roma triumphans et les Antiquitates urbis ; William Stenhouse, Flavio Biondo and Later Renaissance Antiquarianism. (Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 576)

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Item Number: 146753
Title: CARAVAGGIO e il ritratto. Dal realismo lombardo al naturale romano
Author: Negro, Emilio ; Nicosetta Roio
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788899680084
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: Roma: Etgraphiae, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 164pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: La storiografia fa esplicito riferimento all’attività giovanile di ritrattista di Michelangelo Merisi detto il Caravaggio, ma di questa produzione rimangono solo pochissimi numeri “certi”: quattro per la precisione, due dei quali databili con sicurezza nell’estrema fase maltese (il Wignacourt del Louvre e il Cavaliere di Malta di Pitti); degli altri due, la Fillide Melandroni è nota solo attraverso la riproduzione fotografica essendo andato distrutto il quadro; come quest’ultimo anche il quarto, l’effige di un religioso forse impropriamente identificato con Maffeo Barberini, risale verosimilmente alla prima maturità romana del Merisi. Numerose sono le problematiche che ruotano intorno a questi come ad altri ritratti che vengono più o meno credibilmente accostati alla creatività del sommo maestro lombardo, la cui maniera estremamente innovativa era stata, ovviamente, il punto di arrivo di una crescita progressiva, essendo ormai superata l’idea suggestiva che i grandi artisti nascono con una capacità espressiva connaturata e formalmente perfetta. Roberto Longhi era stato il primo a rifiutare questo romantico luogo comune trovando, nella corrente naturalistica lombarda del XVI secolo, le radici stilistiche del Caravaggio antecedenti il quadriennale tirocinio a Milano presso il maestro veneziano e tizianesco Simone Peterzano. Così, l’origine dello stile dell’artista si può riscontrare nelle numerose pitture presenti nel borgo di origine della famiglia, Caravaggio, dove Michelangelo poté vedere fin da bambino dipinti di Cristoforo De Ferrari De Giuchis, Nicola e Vincenzo Moietta, Francesco Prata, Fermo Stella, Giovanni Gastoldi, Fermo e Giovanni Battista Ghisoni, Claudio Massarolo, Giovanni Andrea e Giovanni Battista Secco: una sorta di mondo pre-caravaggesco che, assieme a quello dei “Rabish” della Val di Blenio e alla “sintonia” con l’opera di un altro grande suo conterraneo, Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio, influenzò inevitabilmente l’evoluzione culturale di Michelangelo Merisi. Da questa giovanile formazione tutta lombarda, con frequenti riferimenti all’ambiente veneziano, compreso il mondo dell’illustrazione di Cesare Vecellio cugino di Tiziano, sembra scaturire il ritratto di fanciulla con cappello nero piumato che porta il proprio nome inscritto sulla tela: Caterina. Il quadro, di cultura evidentemente padana databile tra gli anni Ottanta e Novanta del ‘500, rivela un’impostazione ritrattistica prossima a quella della Fillide, seppure più acerba e semplificata, e un fascio di luce che sembra anticipare uno degli espedienti scenici in seguito più utilizzati da Michelangelo da Caravaggio all’interno di suoi capolavori come la Vocazione di S.Matteo in S.Luigi dei Francesi a Roma, opera tra le sue più conosciute.

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Item Number: 144070
Title: Saints, Miracles and the Image : Healing Saints and Miraculous Images in the Renaissance
Author: Cardarelli, Sandra ; Laura Fenelli (eds)
Price: $144.00
ISBN: 9782503568188
Record created on 12/20/2016
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 280pp. illus.

Summary: In recent years the study of miraculous images has experienced a substantial re-evaluation of their importance as powerful agents of divine intercession and assistance in Renaissance society. Nonetheless, aspects related to the genesis, devotional use and preferences of these images remain only broadly outlined and geographically constrained. In parallel with the great veneration for miracle-performing Marian and Christological imagery, other saintly figures became the objects of widespread devotion on account of their protective and curative powers, and the images of these saints became cult objects themselves. This volume fills a void in current art historical research and examines how miraculous images and the imagery of healing saints were crucial to the creation of individual, corporate and collective identities in Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples and other lesser researched Italian centres. The essays in this collection address aspects related to the development of hagiographies, iconographies, cult of relics, and devotion of healing saints. Moreover, it considers imagery related to miraculous events also in terms of material culture in the private and public domains. The images will therefore be studied both as aesthetic objects and as cult objects, in order to interrogate the often tense relationship between mechanical vision and cultural visuality. While dealing with specific curative, protective, and miraculous episodes related to the exposition of sacred images, this book unravels questions of patronage, authorship, agency, and tradition.

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Item Number: 146789
Title: ANTONIO DEL CASTILLO en la senda del naturalismo
Author: Garcia de la Torre, Fuensanta ; Benito Navarrete Prieto
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788499592299
Record created on 09/21/2017
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Description: Cordoba: Diputación de Córdoba-Ediciones y Publicaciones, Junta de Andalucía Consejería de Cultura, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 232pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo de Bellas Artes de Córdoba.

Summary: Antonio del Castillo Saavedra (Córdoba, 1616-1668) está considerado como uno de los grandes pintores andaluces del barroco, junto a Diego Velázquez, Alonso Cano, Francisco de Zurbarán o Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Para conmemorar el IV Centenario de su nacimiento se presenta el este catálogo de la exposición temporal "Antonio del Castillo en la senda del naturalismo". Gracias a esta exposición, podemos Poder contemplar las pinturas y dibujos de Castillo junto a la de maestros como Abraham Bloemaert, Lavinia Fontana, Pablo de Céspedes, Francisco de Herrera el Viejo, Andrés y José Ruiz de Sarabia, Juan Luis Zambrano o Sebastián Martínez servirá para encuadrar su producción artística en el ámbito de sus contemporáneos y de algunos maestros que influyeron en sus modelos o trabajaron contemporáneamente con él en Córdoba. Las obras seleccionadas proceden de instituciones como el Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Patrimonio Nacional, Museo de Bellas Artes de Córdoba, Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, así como de diversas colecciones institucionales y privadas de máximo prestigio.

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Item Number: 146788
Title: ANTONIO DEL CASTILLO en la ciudad de Córdoba
Author: Revenga Domínguez, Paula ; Jose María Palencia Cerezo
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788499592251
Record created on 09/21/2017
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Description: Cordoba: Diputación de Córdoba-Ediciones y Publicaciones, Junta de Andalucía Consejería de Cultura, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 192pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo de Bellas Artes, Córdoba

Contents: Antonio del Castillo en la ciudad de Córdoba ; Córdoba en el siglo XVII ; Clientela y patronazgo artístico en la Córdoba del Seiscientos ; Antonio del Castillo: arte y oficio de un maestro singular ; La pintura barroca cordobesa y Antonio del Castillo: nuevas perspectivas de estudio.

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Item Number: 146579
Title: Conserving health in early modern culture : Bodies and environments in Italy and England
Author: Cavallo, Sandrea ; Tessa Storey (eds)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781526113474
Record created on 08/23/2017
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 328pp., 12 color, 12 b&w illus.

Contens: 1. Regimens, authors and readers: Italy and England compared - Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey. 2. 'What to expect when you're always expecting': frequent childbirth and female health in late Renaissance Italy - Caroline Castiglione. 3. 'Ordering the infant': caring for newborns in early modern England - Leah Astbury. 4. 'She sleeps well and eats an egg': convalescent care in early modern England - Hannah Newton. 5. Neapolitan airs: health advice and medical culture on the edge of a volcano - Maria Conforti. 6. The afterlife of the Non-Naturals in early eighteenth-century Hippocratism: from the healthy individual to a healthy population - Maria Pia Donato. 7. Sleep-piety and healthy sleep in early modern English households - Sasha Handley. 8. English and Italian health advice: Protestant and Catholic bodies - Tessa Storey. 9. Chasing 'good air' and viewing beautiful perspectives: painting and health preservation in seventeenth-century Rome - Frances Gage. 10. Hot drinking practices in the late-Renaissance Italian household: a case-study around an enigmatic pouring vessel in the pre-modern home - Marta Ajmar. (Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series)

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Item Number: 146770
Title: Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum
Author: Davidson, Jane Chin ; Sandra Esslinger (eds)
Price: $149.95
ISBN: 9781138656826
Record created on 09/19/2017
Description: London: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 196pp.

Contents: Chapter 1. Fowler at Fifty: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Photographic Essay: Fowler at Fifty. Chapter 2. In the Light of the Fowler: Art, History, Museology, and…. Chapter 3. Global Art and World Art: an Update on Art and Anthropology in the University Museum. Chapter 4. African Art and Art History's Global Turn. Chapter 5. East Asian Art History at UCLA: Its Development and Current Challenges. Chapter 6. Imagining Art History Otherwise. Chapter 7. Time Slip: Fiat Lux Redux/Remix as University-Museum Social Practice. Chapter 8. Public Trust: The Museum and the University. Chapter 9. Other Possible Worlds: The Global University Museum and Its Subjects.

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Item Number: 146755
Title: Consumptive Chic : A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease
Author: Day, Carolyn A
Price: $94.00
ISBN: 9781350009387
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in both beauty practices and dress. While medical writers of the time believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Through an exploration of contemporary social trends and medical advice revealed in medical writing, literature and personal papers, Consumptive Chic uncovers the intimate relationship between fashionable women's clothing, and medical understandings of the illness. Illustrated with over 40 full color fashion plates, caricatures, medical images, and photographs of original garments, this is a compelling story of the intimate relationship between the body, beauty, and disease - and the rise of 'tubercular chic'.

Contents: 1. The Approach to Illness. 2. The Curious Case of Consumption: A Family Affair . 3. Exciting Consumption: The Causes and Culture of an Illness. 4. Morality, Mortality, and Romanticizing Death. 5. The Angel of Death in the Household. 6. Tragedy and Tuberculosis: The Siddons Story. 7. Dying to Be Beautiful: The Consumptive Chic. 8. The Agony of Conceit: Clothing and Consumption. Epilogue: The End of Consumptive Chic.

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Item Number: 146756
Title: Consumptive Chic : A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease
Author: Day, Carolyn A
Price: $31.95
ISBN: 9781350009370
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 208pp. illus., most in color.
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Item Number: 144897
Title: A Generous Vision : The Creative Life of ELAINE DE KOONING
Author: Curtis, Cathy
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780190498474
Record created on 03/22/2017
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 60 illus.

Summary: The first biography of Elaine de Kooning, A Generous Vision portrays a woman whose intelligence, droll sense of humor, and generosity of spirit endeared her to friends and gave her a starring role in the close-knit world of New York artists. Her zest for adventure and freewheeling spending were as legendary as her ever-present cigarette. Flamboyant and witty in person, she was an incisive art writer who expressed maverick opinions in a deceptively casual style. As a painter, she melded Abstract Expressionism with a lifelong interest in bodily movement to capture subjects as diverse as President John F. Kennedy, basketball players, and bullfights. In her romantic life, she went her own way, always keen for male attention. But she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her greatest influence; rather than being overshadowed by his fame, she worked "in his light." Nearly two decades after their separation, after finally embracing sobriety herself, she returned to his side to rescue him from severe alcoholism. Based on painstaking research and dozens of interviews, A Generous Vision brings to life a leading figure of twentieth-century art who lived a full and fascinating life on her own terms. (Cultural Biographies)

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Item Number: 146791
Title: WILLEM DE KOONING / ZAO WOU-KI
Author: de Villepin, Dominique (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781944379124
Record created on 09/21/2017
Description: New York: Dominique Levy, 2017. 34cm., hardcover, 176pp. illus.

Summary: This volume explores the parallel careers of two celebrated postwar painters: Willem de Kooning (1904–1997) and Zao Wou-Ki (1921–2013). Published in conjunction with Dominique Lévy’s exhibition pairing the artists' abstract landscapes, this wide-ranging catalog demonstrates that, although the two never met, de Kooning and Zao shared a model of color, composition and motif that remains relevant in the world of contemporary painting. With texts in English, Chinese and French, Willem de Kooning / Zao Wou-Ki charts an East-West dialogue in the immediate aftermath of World War II, tracing the thread of nonfigurative abstraction in Chinese, European and American modernism. With rich archival material, never-before-published photographs and newly commissioned essays, Willem de Kooning / Zao Wou-Ki offers an innovative transnational reading of postwar painting.

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Item Number: 146768
Title: Il Laocoonte di VINCENZO DE' ROSSI
Author: Heikamp, Detlef ; Caterina Napoleone (ed)
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788859617839
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: Firenze: Polistampa, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 72pp. illus.
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Item Number: 146779
Title: EMANUEL DE WITTE : Meester van het licht
Author: Wuestman, Gerdien (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789462621541
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Zwolle: Waanders & De Kunst, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 160pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Museum Alkmaar. Dutch text

Summary: This autumn Alkmaar turns the spotlight on Emanuel de Witte, one of the most talented painters of the Golden Age. 2017 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth in the city. It is the first time that a monographic exhibition has been devoted to Emanuel de Witte – a remarkable omission, given that he is regarded as the greatest painter of church interiors of his day. Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar presents the range of De Witte’s oeuvre and his mastery of perspective and light with exceptional loans from Dutch and foreign collections. The exhibition also provides an insight into the tragic life of this striking personality.

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Item Number: 146758
Title: The Hidden History of American Fashion : Rediscovering 20th-century Women Designers
Author: Deihl, Nancy (ed)
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781350001046
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm. hardcover, 272pp., 60 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Jessie Franklin Turner: An Intimate Affair, Jan Glier Reeder. 2. Virginia Woods Bellamy: The Poet as Knitter, Ann W. Braaten and Susan M. Strawn . 3. Tina Leser: Global Vision, April Calahan. 4. Sandra Garratt: Modular Clothing, Daniel James Cole. 5. Marion McCoy and Pauline Fracchia: Mid-20th-century Originators, Jean L. Parsons and Sara B. Marcketti. 6. Fira Benenson: The People's Countess, Michael Mamp. 7. Helen Lee and Suzanne Godart: Chic For Children, Jennifer Farley Gordon and Sara B. Marcketti. 8. Nicki "Catherine Scott" Ladany: Chicago's Empress of Fashion, Adam MacPharlain. 9. Jean Wright: the "real" Lilli Ann, Hannah Schiff. 10. Mollie Parnis: Tastemaker, Annette Becker. 11. Elizabeth "Libby" Payne: Designing for Mrs. Main Street America, Caroline A. Surrarrer and Catherine Amoroso Leslie. 12. Ruth Finley's Fashion Calendar, Natalie Nudell. 13. Viola Dimmitt: Los Angeles Entrepreneur, Shelly Foote. 14. Kiviette: Star Performer, Dilia López-Gydosh . 15. Zelda Wynn Valdes: Uptown Modiste, Nancy Deihl. 16. Vicky Tiel: A Couturière in Paris, Lourdes Font.

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Item Number: 146759
Title: The Hidden History of American Fashion : Rediscovering 20th-century Women Designers
Author: Deihl, Nancy (ed)
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 9781350000469
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 272pp., 60 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 146438
Title: Medieval Manuscripts : Ghent University Library
Author: Derolez, Albert
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9789461613813
Record created on 08/10/2017
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 304pp., 175 color illus. English text.
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Item Number: 144773
Title: The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts
Author: Einhaus, Anne-Marie ; Katherine Isolbel Baxter (eds)
Price: $250.00
ISBN: 9781474401630
Record created on 03/08/2017
Description: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 512pp., 16 color, 36 b&w illus.

Contents: Part I: Literature; 1. The Uncertain War a Century on: The First World War in British and Irish Fiction, Marie Stern-Peltz; 2. Poetry of the First World War in Britain, Clara Dawson; 3. First World War Short Fiction, Ann-Marie Einhaus; 4. Theatre: 1914 and After, Andrew Maunder; 5. Words from Home: Wartime Correspondences, Alice Kelly; 6. Transnational Lives: Colonial Life Writing and the First World War, Anna Maguire;

Section II: Visual Arts; 7. The 'Abysmal inexcusable middle class', Painting, Commemoration, and the First World War, Matthew Potter; 8. 'Varied to Infinity': The First World War and Sculpture, Laura Brandon; 9. Memorials: Embodiment and Unconventional Mourning, Laura Wittman; 10. Posters, Advertising and the First World War in Britain, James Thompson;

Section III: Music; 11. 'We think you ought to go': Music Hall and Recruitment in the First World War, Robert Dean; 12. British Soldiers' Songs, George Simmers; 13. The First World War in Popular Music since 1958, Peter Grant; 14. Requiems and Memorial Music, Kate Kennedy; Section IV: Periodicals and Journalism; 15. Popular Periodicals: Wartime Newspapers, Magazines and Journals, Kate Macdonald; 16. Evolving Wartime Print Cultures of the Anglo-American Modern Literary Renaissance, Christopher J. La Casse; 17. Pamphlets and Political Writing, Matthew Shaw; 18. 'The whole of war is an atrocity': Morgan Philips Price and First World War Reporting in the Ottoman/Russian Borderlands, Jo Laycock; Section V: Film and Broadcasting; 19. Official War Films in Britain: The Battle of the Somme 1916, Its Impact Then and Its Meaning Today, Toby Haggith; 20. Too Colossal to be Dramatic: The Cinema of the Great War, Michael Paris; 21. Representations of the First World War in Contemporary British Television Drama, Emma Hanna; 22. The Sound of War: Audio, Radio and the First World War, Richard J. Hand; Section VI: Publishing and Material Culture; 23. The British Publishing Industry and the First World War, Jane Potter; 24. Photography and the First World War, J. J. Long; 25. The Imperial War Museum and the material culture of the First World War, 1917-2014, Alys Cundy; 26. The Evolution of First World War Computer Games, Chris Kempshall. (Edinburgh Companions to Literature)

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Item Number: 146778
Title: Musiques ! Echos de l'antiquité
Author: Emerit, Sybille (et al)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9789461614179
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp., 350 illus. Exhibition held at Musée du Louvre-Lens

Summary: L’ambition de ce projet d’exposition est d’offrir au public une clé d’accès spécifique aux civilisations antiques par une activité pratiquée par beaucoup et connue de tous tant elle est présente encore dans notre vie quotidienne, la musique, et de mettre en lumière son rôle et son importance dans les sociétés anciennes (Orient ancien, Égypte, Grèce et Rome), à travers des œuvres d’une grande diversité. La musique ponctuait la vie de ces sociétés : elle fournit donc un point d’entrée fondamental qui permet de mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement social, politique ou encore religieux et finalement la vie quotidienne des Anciens. La multitude de témoignages iconographiques, d’instruments conservés ou encore de sources écrites permet d’appréhender un univers a priori impalpable, celui du sonore et de l’acoustique, et d’évoquer à la fois les sonorités et les différents types de musiques de l’Antiquité, aux fonctions multiples.

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Item Number: 146795
Title: La collection de céramiques du château-musée de Saumur
Author: Faÿ-Halle, Antoinette ; Christine Lahaussois
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9782878442342
Record created on 09/22/2017
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Description: Dijon: Faton, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 360pp., more than 500 illus.

Summary: Le château musée de Saumur abrite l’une des plus prestigieuses collections françaises de céramique, grâce au legs en 1919 du comte Charles Lair (1841-1919), amateur autodidacte et érudit de la seconde moitié du xixe siècle. D’une ampleur inouïe, ce legs, venu s’ajouter aux collections anciennes du château-musée de Saumur, ne comptait pas moins de 8429 numéros, dont 1 276 céramiques reflétant l’engouement des amateurs de la fin du xixe siècle pour les arts du feu. Cet ensemble exceptionnel, à la différence des collections de céramiques des autres musées d’art décoratif, n’avait jamais été étudié, ni fait l’objet d’une publication même sommaire. Constitué dans un esprit encyclopédique, sans limite de provenance ou d’époque, il offre un panorama très diversifié de la production de céramique européenne et orientale. Les manu - factures françaises de faïences, particulièrement Rouen, y sont à l’honneur, et les pièces portant des marques ou des armoiries ont été privilégiées par l’érudit et ancien chartiste qu’était Charles Lair. Avec plus de 400 notices d’oeuvres ou ensemble d’oeuvres et des introductions détaillées rédigées par deux des meilleures spécialistes de la céramique, une illus - tration extrêmement abondante, le catalogue publié par les Éditions Faton et le Château-Musée de Saumur révèle pour la première fois les richesses insoupçonnées de la collection du comte Lair.

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Item Number: 145146
Title: Bellevue: Robert Zünd (1827–1909)—Tobias Madörin (*1965)
Author: Fetzer, Fanni (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783858815552
Record created on 04/06/2017
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Description: Zurich: Scheidegger and Spiess, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 130pp., 78 color plates. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum, Lucerne. English-German text.

Summary: Robert Zünd (1827–1909) is Switzerland’s “Master of the Beech Leaf,” revered for his light-flooded paintings of bucolic landscapes. Tobias Madörin has achieved wide critical acclaim for his photographic tableaus that depict the interactions between people and their surrounding environment. Embedded in both artists’ work is a fascination with observation, or the intensity of the gaze, and so their works form a stylistically consistent pairing, the subject of an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Luzern in summer 2017. Bellevue juxtaposes Zünd’s paintings with photographs by Madörin, some of which show the same views. Zünd’s paintings of sunlit paradises are so precisely rendered that, rather than enjoying their beauty, viewers feel compelled to look more closely. Madörin achieves a similar intensity in his photographs, working with a large-format analog camera that lends an unusual slowness and attention to detail to the photographic process. The book provides a new way of approaching the work of both artists and their perception of the landscape at the heart of Switzerland. A wealth of illustrations is complemented by essays by curators Fanni Fetzer and Dominik Müller and American historian Jonathan Steinberg.

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Item Number: 145247
Title: In Concert! Musical Instruments in Art, 1860-1910
Author: Frank, Frederic ; Belinda Thomson
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780300230093
Record created on 04/18/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, Editions Hazan, Paris, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 180pp., 150 illus. Exhibition held at Musée des impressionnismes Giverny

Summary: The rise of democratic ideals and the burgeoning middle class of the late 19th and early 20th centuries precipitated an important surge in the prevalence of music in everyday life. Café concerts, dances, and operas all flourished in major cities across Europe as more people wanted access to performances and musical education. The approximately 150 artworks included in this handsomely illustrated volume, by major artists including Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, James McNeill Whistler, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre Bonnard, trace the growing presence of music in painting, and include depictions of public performances—brass bands, circuses, cabarets, orchestras, operas, festivals–-as well as more intimate scenes featuring parlor music and music lessons.

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Item Number: 144914
Title: As in Nature : HELEN FRANKENTHALER Paintings
Author: Schwartz, Alexandra
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 9780300229288
Record created on 03/26/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Clark Art Institute, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 80pp., 24 color illus. Exhibtion catalogue.

Summary: Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism and of the later Color Field movement. She found inspiration in nature, including the idyllic, wooded landscapes of the northeastern United States. This beautiful publication celebrates Frankenthaler and the extraordinary holdings of her work in the collection of the late William Louis-Dreyfus. An avid admirer of Frankenthaler, Louis-Dreyfus collected more than twenty of her paintings, most from the under-studied later decades of her career when she explored techniques of layering color. With beautiful illustrations of works from Louis-Dreyfus’s collection, as well as several from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, this publication makes a significant contribution to the study of works from this later period in Frankenthaler’s illustrious career.

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Item Number: 145684
Title: LUCIEN FREUD : Closer : UBS Art Collection
Author: Cork, Richard ; Anders Kold
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783775743112
Record created on 05/18/2017
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 120pp., 55 illus. Exhibition held at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. German-English text.

Summary: Lucian Freud's artwork is both intimate and raw. The viewer is confronted with corpulent figures, nudity, and glimpses into the psyches of those he portrayed. The painter, who died in 2011, was the grandchild of psychiatrist Sigmund Freud. The UBS Art Collection contains the majority of etchings from Freud’s last creative phase, as well as one watercolor and two paintings—a total of fifty-four works of the highest quality that are simultaneously delicate and bold. The fact that the exhibition is held in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau is of particular significance, as the city was Freud’s birthplace, from which he was forced to flee with his parents in 1933. With the help of the UBS Art Collection, it is as if the artist now returns home.

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Item Number: 146569
Title: CAMILLE GODET : 1879-1966 Un peintre dessinateur et pédagogue en Bretagne
Author: Kazerouni, Guillaume ; Benoit Ollier
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789461613653
Record created on 08/21/2017
Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., ca. 300 illus. Exhibition held at Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes.

Summary: Formé à l’école des beaux-arts de Rennes, contemporain de Mathurin Méheut et de Jean-Julien Lemordant, Camille Godet est une figure artistique importante de la Bretagne des années 1920-1950. Après s’être engagé volontairement lors de la Première Guerre mondiale, il retourne dans la capitale bretonne où il obtient plusieurs commandes de peintures décoratives destinées à l’Opéra, à l’hôtel de ville et à la Maison du Peuple. Excellent dessinateur, coloriste d’une grande sensibilité, Godet s’investit également dans l’enseignement technique et artistique et participe au côté de l’architecte Emmanuel Le Ray à la création d’une école de préapprentissage à Rennes. En parallèle de sa riche carrière d’enseignant, l’artiste exécute, au cours de multiples pérégrinations, de très nombreuses vues de la Bretagne, qui comptent certainement parmi ses plus belles productions. Dans ce catalogue, est réunie pour la première fois une sélection importante et variée des travaux de l’artiste couvrant toute sa carrière. La découverte ou la redécouverte de ses œuvres impose aujourd’hui Godet comme l’un des meilleurs dessinateurs de sa génération en Bretagne et comme l’un des plus beaux témoins de sa région natale.

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Item Number: 144711
Title: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : Projects
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Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781419722226
Record created on 03/03/2017
Description: New York: Abrams, 2017. 35 x 28cm., hardcover, 368pp., 400 color illus.

Summary: Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents more than 40 of the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials—including stone, clay, and wood—Goldsworthy’s projects are inspired by and interact with the natural landscape. Each project subjects Goldsworthy’s ideas about the work to the brute facts and forces of nature: sunlight, sedimentation, tides, erosion, extremes of heat and cold, and plant growth and decay. Situated mostly throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy’s projects are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Each one is accompanied with notes by the artist, and many have not been published previously.

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Item Number: 146771
Title: Philosophy, Art, and Religion : Understanding Faith and Creativity
Author: Graham, Gordon
Price: $79.99
ISBN: 9781107132221
Record created on 09/19/2017
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 200pp.

Summary: At a time when religion and science are thought to be at loggerheads, art is widely hailed as religion's natural spiritual ally. Philosophy, Art, and Religion investigates the extent to which this is true. It charts the way in which modern conceptions of 'Art' often marginalize the sacred arts, construing choral and instrumental music, painting and iconography, poetry, drama, and architecture as 'applied' arts that necessarily fall short of the ideal of 'art for art's sake'. Drawing on both history of art and philosophical aesthetics, Graham sets out the historical context in which the arts came to free themselves from religious patronage, in order to conceptualize the cultural context in which religious art currently finds itself. The book then relocates religious art within the aesthetics of everyday life. Subsequent chapters systematically explore each of the sacred arts, using a wide range of illustrative examples to uncover the ways in which artworks can illuminate religious faith, and religious content can lend artworks a deeper dimension. (Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society)

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Item Number: 146772
Title: Philosophy, Art, and Religion : Understanding Faith and Creativity
Author: Graham, Gordon
Price: $26.99
ISBN: 9781107584778
Record created on 09/19/2017
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm.,pbk., 200pp. (Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society)
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Item Number: 145111
Title: The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art
Author: Gren, Roni
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781138054264
Record created on 04/05/2017
Description: London-New York: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 216pp. illus.

Summary: This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its focus on the concept of the animal, rather than on images of animals, and it aims towards a theoretical account of the connections between the notions of art and animality in the modern age. Roni Grén’s book spans various disciplines, such as art theory, art history, animal studies, modernism, postmodernism, posthumanism, philosophy, and aesthetics. (Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies)

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Item Number: 146752
Title: On His Own: WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN’s First Two Houses : The Gables, Diamonds and Flowing Spaces of 1906 and 1907
Author: Kruty, Paul (et al)
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 9780979358833
Record created on 09/18/2017
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Description: St. Louis: Walter Burley Griffin Society of America, 2017. 26cm., pbk., 72pp. illus.

Summary: The latest book published by the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America, On His Own: Walter Burley Griffin’s First Two Houses; The Gables, Diamonds and Flowing Spaces of 1906 and 1907, is now available. The book includes essays by Paul Kruty, Paul E. Sprague, Richard H. Berry, and Tannys Langdon. With over seventy illustrations, and a dozen color plates, it presents detailed histories of the Harry V. Peters house, built in 1906-07 in Chicago’s Mayfair neighborhood, and the Ralph D. Griffin house, designed in 1906 and constructed in 1910 in Edwardsville, Illinois. Forays into the stories of the clients, social and aesthetic contexts for the houses, and close analysis of historical photographs, contribute to a clearer understanding of two of Griffin’s most important buildings. By focusing on Griffin’s first two years of independent practice, Kruty reveals Griffin’s initial experimentation with the gabled roof, a form that was to preoccupy him, despite his precocious use of flat roofs, for the rest of his life: “The two buildings are part of an initial creative endeavor that flowed from Griffin’s imagination, pent-up as it was during the last year of his fraught relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright.” As Kruty elaborates, “Two other designs, which remained unbuilt projects, complete a quartet of compositions comprising Griffin’s first foray into a completely self-controlled design vocabulary” which “show the young architect striving to develop a new vocabulary of form employing symmetrical designs composed of two rectangular masses crossed at right angles, covered with gabled roofs producing raised ceilings and diamond windows, and an inventive used of open, flowing interior space.” In addition to Kruty’s essays on each house, architect Tannys Langdon presents an engaging look into modern life in the Peters house, while homeowner Richard Berry reveals the travails and successes of living with the architectural masterpiece that is the Ralph Griffin house. Paul Sprague provides a careful analysis of the landscape plan for the Griffin house. All in all, a worthy addition to library of all lovers of Griffin, Wright, the Prairie School, Chicago and Illinois history, and the glory of American architecture.

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Item Number: 146793
Title: GREGOIRE GUERARD : un peintre oublié de la Renaissance européenne
Author: Elsig, Frederic
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836637393
Record created on 09/22/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., 200 color illus. French text.

Summary: Célébré dès le XVI e siècle comme un " excellent peintre, compatriote et parent d'Erasme de Rotterdam ", Grégoire Guérard compte parmi les premiers " romanistes hollandais ", aux côtés de Jan Gossaert et Jan van Scorel. Il est attesté seulement par trois documents : en 1518, il demeure à Tournus après avoir accompli un séjour à Rome ; en 1522, il réalise un retable pour les Carmes de Chalon-sur- Saône ; en 1530, il est rémunéré pour un vitrail au château de Brancion (près de Tournus). Sur la base du document de 1522, il a pu être identifié, en 2005, au Maître du triptyque d'Autun. Ce peintre et verrier est considéré aujourd'hui comme l'auteur de plus d'une quarantaine d'oeuvres qui permettent d'en retracer le parcours : d'abord Troyes (1512) et Autun (1515) ; ensuite, l'Italie (1516-1517) et Tournus (1518-1530) ; enfin, de nouveau Troyes (1531-1538). L'ouvrage s'articule sur le programme Peindre en France à la Renaissance, développé à l'Université de Genève depuis 2010. Il inaugure une série de monographies consacrées à des peintres ressuscités par l'oeil du connaisseur. Il se donne deux objectifs : d'une part, redonner vie à une personnalité majeure de la Renaissance européenne ; d'autre part, souligner le rôle du connoisseurship comme fondement et moteur de l'histoire de l'art. Sa publication coïncide avec l'exposition François I er et les Pays-Bas qui, présentée au Louvre à partir d'octobre 2017, fera connaître à un large public l'art de Grégoire Guérard.

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