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New titles week of 07/24/2017: Found 31 titles

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Item Number: 128018
Title: Sculpture and Coins : Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector
Author: Arnold-Biucchi, Carmen ; Martin Beckmann (eds)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780674428379
Record created on 11/17/2013
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Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 270pp. illus.

Summary: This volume addresses the question of the relation between sculpture and coins—or large statuary and miniature art—in the private and public domain. It originates in the Harvard Art Museums 2011 Ilse and Leo Mildenberg interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the acquisition of Margarete Bieber’s coin collection. The papers examine the function of Greek and Roman portraiture and the importance of coins for its identification and interpretation. The authors are scholars from different backgrounds and present case studies from their individual fields of expertise: sculpture, public monuments, coins, and literary sources. Sculpture and Coins also pays homage to the art historian Margarete Bieber (1879–1978) whose work on ancient theater and Hellenistic sculpture remains seminal. She was the first woman to receive the prestigious travel fellowship from the German Archaeological Institute and the first female professor at the University of Giessen. Dismissed by the Nazis, she came to the United States and taught at Columbia. This publication cannot answer all the questions: its merit is to reopen and broaden a conversation on a topic seldom tackled by numismatists and archaeologists together since the time of Bernard Ashmole, Phyllis Lehmann and Léon Lacroix. (Loeb Classical Monographs.)

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Item Number: 146293
Title: MARTIN BECK : An Organized System of Instructions
Author: Voorhies, James (ed)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9783956792632
Record created on 07/24/2017
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Description: Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus. Exhibition held at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Summary: Martin Beck’s exhibition “Program” at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts comprised a sequence of interventions, installations, events, and displays that drew on the exhibition histories and academic pursuits of the famed 1963 Le Corbusier building at Harvard University. The sequence of explorative strategies—each node of which Beck considered an “episode”—lent particular attention to the founding aspirations of the Carpenter Center, which sought to cultivate its position as simultaneously an iconic modernist building, school, and exhibition venue. Beck performed and critically reflected on the kinds of activity an institution uses to build, organize, and engage with its audiences, and, in the case of the Carpenter Center, how it performed a kind of exhibition of education in both its pedagogical framework and its public outreach. From its physical infrastructure to its communication strategies, from its foundational curricular principles to visitor tallies, from building usage to welcome rituals, “Program,” which transpired over two years, examined institutional behaviors that collectively form institutional identity and integrate audiences into a cohesive program of public address. This book, An Organized System of Instructions, is both a document of “Program” and an extension of the exhibition, which ran from October 24, 2014, to October 2016.

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Item Number: 146273
Title: Church Monuments in South Wales, c.1200-1547
Author: Biebrach, Rhianydd
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781783272648
Record created on 07/22/2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 244pp., 4 color, 48 b&w illus.

Summary: South Wales is an area blessed with an eclectic, but largely unknown, monumental heritage, ranging from plain cross slabs to richly carved effigial monuments on canopied tomb-chests. As a group, these monuments closely reflect the turbulent history of the southern march of Wales, its close links to the West Country and its differences from the 'native Wales' of the north-west. As individuals, they offer fascinating insights into the spiritual and secular concerns of the area's culturally diverse elites. Church Monuments in South Wales is the first full-scale study of the medieval funerary monuments of this region offering a much-needed Celtic contribution to the growing corpus of literature on the monumental culture of late-medieval Europe, which for the British Isles has been hitherto dominated by English studies. It focuses on the social groups who commissioned and were commemorated by funerary monuments and how this distinctive memorial culture reflected their shifting fortunes, tastes and pre-occupations at a time of great social change. Rhianydd Biebrach has taught medieval history at the universities of Swansea, Cardiff and South Wales and edited the journal Church Monuments. She currently works for Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 146285
Title: Roma (Il medioevo nelle citta italiane, v. 12)
Author: Carbonetti Vendittelli, Cristina (et al)
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 9788868091408
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Description: Spoleto: CISAM, Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 242pp., 16pp. plates.

Contents: Parte prima: profilo generale - Parte seconda: le fonti scritte - Parte terza: il paesaggio urbano e le opere d’arte - Elenco delle opere citate e delle abbreviazioni - Indice dei nomi propri di persona e di luogo.

Summary: Per Roma, un libro come questo è forse più necessario che per altre città trattate nella presente collana. A Roma, infatti, il medioevo è nascosto. Se si eccettuano alcune chiese e una manciata di torri, il medioevo rischia di sfuggire anche al più colto dei visitatori. Il grande sviluppo edilizio della città nel Rinascimento e in età barocca, l’urbanistica post-unitaria e fascista che ha alterato a fondo la rete stradale e distrutto tanti monumenti medievali, ancor di più la passione antiquaria e archeologica per il mondo antico, che ha serenamente trascurato le stratigrafie medievali e sistematicamente spinto a “liberare” dalle aggiunte successive ogni monumento della Roma antica: tutti questi elementi spiegano perché il medioevo sembri scomparso dal paesaggio di Roma. Cancellata sotto il profilo edilizio e urbano, la Roma medievale ha inoltre sofferto a lungo di disinteresse e anche di discredito culturale. Per molti storici, la reale natura della città doveva essere quella di scenario all’affermazione del grande potere spirituale e universale del papato. Le concrete vicende della società, dell’economia e della politica cittadine poco interessavano, o addirittura venivano valutate negativamente. Tante volte Roma medievale è stata presentata come una città in declino, parassitaria, avida delle ricchezze della cristianità, grettamente contrapposta alla sua vera missione storica, ospitare e sostenere il monarca della cristianità tutta. Invece l’eredità della fase medievale della storia cittadina è molteplice, onnipresente, di indubbia importanza. Occorre però saperla riconoscere, abbandonando giudizi e disinteressi ormai datati e accettando di affrontare, sia pure in forma semplificata, le grandi discussioni scientifiche di cui Roma medievale è stata ed è oggetto, più di qualsiasi altro centro. Come va interpretato il passaggio al medioevo in quella che era stata la creatrice dell’Impero? Che ruolo ha realmente avuto il papato nella vita cittadina? Che significato dare alle pulsioni autonomistiche della cittadinanza verso il suo vescovo e gli imperatori medievali? Negli ultimi decenni, ricerche e dibattiti sono andati moltiplicandosi. Le nostre conoscenze sono enormemente cresciute. Il merito, oltre agli storici e agli esperti delle fonti scritte, spetta agli archeologi. Specialmente a partire dagli anni Ottanta del secolo scorso Roma è stata oggetto di fondamentali campagne archeologiche, che hanno indagato a fondo anche le stratigrafie medievali. La quantità di informazioni delle quali disponiamo è quindi cresciuta in modo esponenziale. Qualsiasi ricostruzione che non tenga conto nella stessa misura delle testimonianze scritte, iconografiche, storico artistiche ed archeologiche, non sarà quindi che decisamente parziale. La lettura integrata di queste diverse fonti permette invece di evitare facili stereotipi interpretativi: decadenza e collasso, rinascita, parassitismo economico e così via. Proprio l’ampiezza delle nuove conoscenze e il loro carattere multidisciplinare spiega, infine, perché questo libro sia frutto della collaborazione di studiosi di formazione diversa, esperti di storia socio-economica e istituzionale, di storia della documentazione scritta e delle sue pratiche di produzione e conservazione, delle fonti materiali. Solo l’unione di specialisti diversi può restituire in tutta la sua complessità la ricca eredità medievale di Roma.

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Item Number: 146287
Title: Qajar Women : Images of Women in 19th-Century Iran
Author: Chekhab-Abudaya, Mounia (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788836635252
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2016. 29cm., pbk., 184pp., 150 illus. Exhibition held at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. English text.

Summary: Qajar Women highlights the diversity of women’s representations throughout Qajar artistic production and explores changes in the defining notions of female beauty in modern Islamic art. Representations of women in the public and private sphere, female musicians, and aristocratic or symbolic women help to demonstrate their centrality in the artistic expression of 19th-century Iran. Qajar Women offers the opportunity to showcase artworks of the Museum of Islamic Art’s permanent collection that have never been displayed in the past and to contextualise them with historical photographs from the Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran digital archive of the Harvard University Library, which demonstrate the artistic modernisation in Iran that appeared through both paintings and photography. The objects range from albums featuring watercolour paintings to exquisite jewels evoking fascinating and rarely-told narratives of the Qajar artistic and social tradition.

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Item Number: 146286
Title: Colori : Emotions of Color in Art
Author: Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788836636693
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 336pp., 170 color illus. Exhibition held at GAM, Torino. English text.

Summary: This book investigates the use of color in art through artistic movements and research that stand apart from canonical histories on color and abstraction, with multiple accounts relating to memory, politics, spirituality, storytelling, psychology and synesthesia. By analyzing the different color theories that gradually took shape in the turbulent socio-political context that characterized the 20th century, Emotions of Color in Art reflects on a perspective that considers light, its vibrations and the world of emotions, while challenging the standardization of the use of color in the modern age (synthetic colors) and the digital era (RGB colors offered by various online palettes), a leveling that considerably reduces our ability to distinguish colors in the real world.

Artists: William Turner, Édouard Manet, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, Giacomo Balla, aul Klee, Alexander Calder, Josef Albers, Mark Rothko, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Victor Vasarely, Mario Schifano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Alighiero Boetti, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, James Turrell, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Ed Atkins and many more.

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Item Number: 146289
Title: WILLIAM CROZIER : The Edge of the Landscape
Author: Coulter, Riann (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781901192483
Record created on 07/24/2017
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Description: London: Piano Nobile, 2017. 32cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. Exhibition held at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin

Summary: First published to accompany major retrospective exhibitions at West Cork Arts Centre, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), and Piano Nobile, Kings Place, this full-colour illustrated monograph explores William Crozier’s whole career, taking in the second half of the twentieth century – a key period in the development of British and Irish art. The catalogue is furnished with essays presenting brand new research by renown art historians and curators, Illuminated by unpublished sources and personal memoirs. What emerges is a picture of the continuum that runs through all of Crozier’s work, revealing a fascinating narrative that, far from a story of transformation from darker, earlier imagery into the apparent hedonism of later landscapes, is one of continuity of purpose in Crozier’s mind-set that connects 1950s Britain and Ireland with the concerns of the new millennium...

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Item Number: 146281
Title: SONIA DELAUNAY : Art, Design, Fashion
Author: Riz del Arbol, Marta ; Cecile Godefroy (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788417173012
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Description: Madrid: Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 236pp. illus. English text.

Summary: Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the emerging Parisian avant-garde who experimented with colour and abstraction. Throughout her long career, she combined her devotion to painting with the expansion of her artistic ideas to objects from daily life. Sonia Delaunay : Art, Design and Fashion aims to reveal her multidisciplinary practice through her paintings, her fashion and textile designs, and her collaborations with poets and theatre designers. The publication focuses in particular on the years the artist resided in Madrid during the First World War and argues that her time here represented a crucial juncture in her relationship with the applied arts.

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Item Number: 146274
Title: Chant, Liturgy, and the Inheritance of Rome : Essays in Honour of Joseph Dyer
Author: DiCenso, Daniel J. ; Rebecca Maloy (eds)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781907497346
Record created on 07/22/2017
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Description: Cambridge: Henry Bradshaw Society, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 572pp., 2 color, 28 b&w illus.

Summary: Containing substantial new studies in music, liturgy, history, art history, and palaeography from established and emerging scholars, this volume takes a cross-disciplinary approach to one of the most celebrated and vexing questions about plainsong and liturgy in the Middle Ages: how to understand the influence of Rome? Some essays address this question directly, examining Roman sources, Roman liturgy, or Roman practice, whilst others consider the sway of Rome more indirectly, by looking later sources, received practices, or emerging traditions that owe a foundational debt to Rome.

Contents: Doxa en ipsistis Theo- Its Textual and Melodic Tradition in the 'Missa graeca' || The Changing Roles of Old Saint Peter's in Late Antique and Early Medieval Rome || The Archdeacon, Power, and Liturgy before 1000 || The Earliest Antiphons of the Roman Office || The Paschal Vigil in Medieval Rome || As the Bells Toll- Parish Proximity in Medieval Rome || The Moment of Scrutiny in the Missale Gallicanum Vetus and the Instruction of Catechumens in Merovingian and Carolingian Francia || Melodic Style and the Transmission History of the Beneventan Easter Vigil Canticles || Fitting New Texts into Old Melodies- The Diffusion and Technique of Prosulas for Tracts and Graduals || Singing the Psalter in the Early Middle Ages || The Tonality of the Numerical Offices in Cambrai, Médiathèque municipale, MS 38 || Revisiting the Admonitio generalis || An Overlooked Source of the Pontifical romain du XIIe siècle and its Chants- Lyon, Bibliothèque des Facultés catholiques, MS Réserve 1/0011 (olim MS 2) || Music and the Cluniac Vision of History in Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 17716 || To Chant in a Vale of Tears || Melodic Trope as Modal Rhetoric || Proper Office Chants for St George in South German Manuscripts || Notre-Dame and the Challenge of the Sainte-Chapelle in Thirteenth-Century Paris || Music for the Confraternity of St James in Paris || Publications by Joseph Dyer .

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Item Number: 146292
Title: Ordine e Bizzarria. Il Rinascimento di MARCELLO FOGOLINO
Author: Villa, Giovanni Carlo Federico ; Laura Dal Pra (et al)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9788894225020
Record created on 07/24/2017
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Description: Trento: Castello del Buonconsiglio, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 495pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento. Italian text.

Summary: An extensive exhibition in Buonconsiglio Castle reveals the stature of Marcello Fogolino, a remarkable artist whose fame as a painter was partially eclipsed by his private affairs. His conviction for the murder of a barber, apparently carried out together with his brother, his banishment, his spying activities in favour of the Venetian Republic and the highs and lows of his career paint the picture of a dramatic and controversial figure. The scope of the displays is to allow the wider public to learn more about the artist, forced to stay at length in Trento, who gradually succeeded in acquiring the esteem of Prince Bishop Bernardo Cles with his works, until he eventually became court painter. The exhibition winds its way through the rooms of the Magno Palazzo, with its fresco decorations painted partly by Romanino and Dossi and partly by Fogolino himself. It begins with the altarpieces that distinguished the evolution in his stylistic development in Vicenza and the province of Pordenone, highlighting the wealth of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Triveneto area and taking a closer look at relationships and cultural collaboration with other artists in Vicenza, including Giovanni Bonconsiglio, Bartolomeo Montagna and Francesco Verla.

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Item Number: 146270
Title: Napoli e la Spagna nel Cinquecento. Le opere, gli artisti, la storiografia
Author: Gaeta, Letizia (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788867661756
Record created on 07/22/2017
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Description: Galatina: Congedo, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 196pp. illus. Papers presented at a conference held 11 March 2016, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples.

Contents: La fortuna storica e storiografica di due o tre scultori spagnoli a Napoli nel Cinquecento - spunti per una lettura critica, Letizia Gaeta ; La tomba di Andrea Bonifacio nella chiesa dei Santi Severino e Sossio a Napoli. Un'opera tra Napoli e la Spagna, Luciano Migliaccio ; La obra burgalesa de Diego Siloe (1519-1528), María José Redondo Cantera ; La actividad escultórica de Diego de Siloe en Granada - fortuna crítica e historiográfica, incógnitas y certezas documentales, Manuel García Luque ; Bartolomé Ordóñez - una poderosa inventiva , Joan Bosch Ballbona ; Gregorio Pardo, Burgensi sculptori clarissimo - una hipótesis italiana para el hijo de maestre Felipe, Mariano Carbonell Buades ; Qualche appunto su un committente spagnolo a Napoli alla fine del Quattrocento, Donato Salvatore ; Pittura iberica nel vicereame (e ai suoi confini). Appunti su Pedro Machuca, 'Domenico Spagnolo', Luis de Vargas e Luis de Morales, Stefano De Mieri ; Benvenuto Tortello - un arquitecto italiano en la Sevilla del Renacimiento, Vicente Lleó Cañal ; Tracce iberiche in due sculture lignee campane, Rosa Romano.

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Item Number: 146288
Title: MAURIZIO GALIMBERTI : Atelier Paris
Author: Mininni, Federico
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9788836635849
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 38cm., hardcover, 282pp., 300 images. French-English-Italian text.

Summary: The works in this book tell the story of twenty years in Maurizio Galimberti’s career as a photographer. An artist who, in the ‘magical’ and ‘eternal’ city of Paris, has transformed the Polaroid into a new form of art. In fact, it is in the French capital, the place where photography was born, that Galimberti began to creatively apply – with a free mind and an open heart – different stylistic motifs to instant film, producing a body of work that is the synthesis of his project approach and experimentation.

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Item Number: 146290
Title: RODNEY GRAHAM : That's Not Me
Author: Vincentelli, Alessandro (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783037645123
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Description: Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 192pp., 150 color illus. Exhibition held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Summary: The figure of the artist remains a central subject of investigation for Rodney Graham (*1949), known for straddling many areas simultaneously—painter, photographer, writer, philosopher, actor, psychologist, scientist, and musician. This new monograph gathers together works made between 1994 and 2017, in particular his photographic lightboxes and his musical production. Contradicting the title “That’s Not Me,” the lightbox series focuses on the use of the self-portrait. Graham shows himself starring in various fictional roles (artist, musician, actor, lighthouse keeper, paddler, reader) at different times. According to curator Alessandro Vincentelli, Graham likes to look back at history and repeat it through his work, by “stirring up art history with multiple and varied cultural references, so that the signals are subtly altered for the viewer.” Briony Fer suggests that, “as much as Graham makes pictures that cohere as mise-en-scènes, and that operate self-reflexively to speculate on the very mechanics of the image, so it is impossible to keep all the allusions in check. There is something enigmatic that we can never entirely satisfactorily trace back to the numerous sources that may or may not be at stake. The more Graham elaborates the plotlines for his pictures, the more insistent the sense that there is something moot or irreducible at work in the image. Every hypothetical injunction to ‘suppose’ tends to lead to another possible conjecture.” Through his visual production, Rodney Graham questions the fundamental perception of the image and invites the public to participate in shaping its meaning. As well as documenting his visual artistic production, this publication also highlights Graham’s musical works. In his essay Robert Linsley retraces Graham’s career as a musician and observes the connections that can be made between some of the songs and Graham’s visual production.

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Item Number: 146283
Title: Sammlung Klein : Über den Umgang mit Menschen, wenn Zuneigung im Spiel ist. Collection Klein : Modes of Behavior towards People When Affection Plays a Part
Author: Groos, Ulrike (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783775743167
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 26cm., pbk., 160pp., 94 illus. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. German-English text.

Summary: The entrepreneurial couple Alison and Peter W. Klein collects with passion. As soon as it is time to decide on a new acquisition, they follow their credo: “art has to move us.” In its wide variety, the constantly expanding collection, headquartered in Nussdorf, reveals unique evidence of a desire to see and experience art. Now, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is offering a first institutional look at the Klein Collection in an expansive, special exhibition. Besides the work of established artists, many newcomers will also be featured. Large avant-garde paintings meet contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. The catalogue provides a lively tour of the show, accompanied by insightful texts by Ulrike Groos, Director of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; gallerist Gerrit Fries; and journalist Christiane Fricke. The exhibition features works by artists such as Gregory Crewdson, Anette Kelm, Karin Kneffel, Anselm Kiefer, Tracey Moffatt, Markus Oehlen, Anna Oppermann, Sean Scully, Chiharu Shiota, Jorinde Voigt, among others.

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Item Number: 146276
Title: Curating Revolution : Politics on Display in Mao's China
Author: Ho, Denise Y
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781108417952
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 47 illus.

Summary: How did China's Communist revolution transform the nation's political culture? In this rich and vivid history of the Mao period (1949–1976), Denise Y. Ho examines the relationship between its exhibitions and its political movements. Case studies from Shanghai show how revolution was curated: museum workers collected cultural and revolutionary relics; neighborhoods, schools, and work units mounted and narrated local displays; and exhibits provided ritual space for ideological lessons and political campaigns. Using archival sources, ephemera, interviews, and other materials, Ho traces the process by which exhibitions were developed, presented, and received. Examples under analysis range from the First Party Congress Site and the Shanghai Museum to the 'class education' and Red Guard exhibits that accompanied the Socialist Education Movement and the Cultural Revolution. Operating in two modes - that of a state in power and that of a state in revolution - Mao era exhibitionary culture remains part of China's revolutionary legacy

Contents: 1. Making a revolutionary monument: the first party congress site. 2. Exhibiting new China: 'Fangua lane past and present'. 3. Curating belief: superstition versus science for young pioneers. 4. Cultivating consciousness: the class education exhibition. 5. The cultural revolution's object lessons: the exhibition of red guard achievements. 6. Antiquity in revolution: the Shanghai museum.

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Item Number: 146277
Title: Curating Revolution : Politics on Display in Mao's China
Author: Ho, Denise Y
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 9781108406147
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., pbk 47 illus.
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Item Number: 145058
Title: ELLSWORTH KELLY : Last Paintings
Author: Joseph, Branden W
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944929077
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Description: New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: These final paintings, made in the months leading up to his death in December 2015, further develop the non-compositional strategies he pioneered in the late 1940s and pursued throughout his life, including monochrome paintings, shaped canvases and joined panels. The book also includes 16 photographs by Jack Shear of Kelly’s studio as he left it on his final day of painting—a poignant record of his seven-decade advancement of a singular artistic vision.

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Item Number: 146279
Title: STEFAN KOPPELKAMM : Palermo : Lavori in corso
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Price: $450.00
ISBN: 9783775743174
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 160pp., 75 images. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ziino, Palermo. German-English text.

Summary: “Is it even possible to portray a place like Palermo without walking into the trap of the picturesque?” The photographer Stefan Koppelkamm (*1952 in Saarbrücken) asked himself this question and immediately responds in the form of the photo series Lavori in Corso: yes, one can. During his visiting professorship at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, he used his camera to document what, for him, characterizes Palermo. It is not the Gothic and Baroque façades of churches and palaces, but instead views of a medieval city center and a modern periphery, with workshops, gas stations, back courtyards, small market stalls, or idle construction sites in the back country. Koppelkamm’s images tell the story of a city that at first glance clings to its past yet at the same is persistently committed to progress, and is also always good for surprises.

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Item Number: 146272
Title: Three Cultural Ecologies: Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier
Author: Leatherbarrow, David ; Richard Wesley
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9781472435538
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Description: London: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 226pp., 20 color, 65 b&w illus.

Summary: Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture. It reveals how selected works of two modern architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, embraced environmental and cultural conditions as reciprocal and complementary. A basic premise of this book’s arguments is that cultural patterns cannot be adequately conceptualized in the terms that typically define ecology today. Instead, studies based on the natural sciences must be complemented by descriptions and interpretations of historical narratives, cultural norms, and individual expressions. Previously unpublished images and new interpretations will allow readers to rediscover works they thought they knew; Villa Savoye, Taliesin, La Tourette, and Ocatilla; as well as projects that are less well known: by Wright, the House on the Mesa and the City Residential Plan, and by Le Corbusier, the Immeuble-Villas and Ilôt Insalubre projects. More broadly, this study of cultural ecology at three scales – domestic, monastic, and urban – reconsiders the history of modern architecture. The conditions brought about by societal and technological modernization and confronted by modern architecture have not disappeared in our time, but have intensified, making the task of imagining how some measure of equilibrium between culture and ecology might be achieved even more pressing.

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Item Number: 146282
Title: Museum of Capitalism
Author: Lippard, Lucy R. (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781941753156
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Description: New York: Inventory Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus.

Summary: The Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, California, treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. This speculative institution views the present and recent past from the implied perspective of a future society in which our economic and political system is memorialized, and subjected to the museological gaze. Sketches and renderings of exhibits and artifacts, combined with relevant quotations from historical sources, are interspersed with speculative essays on the intersections of ecology, race, museology, historiography, economics and politics. Included are representations of artworks and museum exhibits created by artists Oliver Ressler, Sayler / Morris, Dread Scott, Temporary Services, and others, original Isotype graphics drawn from the Museum’s lexicon of “capitalisms,” and texts from Lucy Lippard, Lester K. Spence, T.J. Demos, Chantal Mouffe, McKenzie Wark and Kim Stanley Robinson, among others.

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Item Number: 146269
Title: FRANCISCO PACHECO : On Christian Iconography Selections from The Art of Painting (1649)
Author: Roe, Jeremy (intro., trans) ; Carles Gutierrez Sanfeliu ; Jose Solis de los Santos (trans)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780916101893
Record created on 07/21/2017
Description: Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 340pp., 123 color illus.

Summary: In this translation, the writings on religious painting by the Spanish painter Francisco Pacheco are for the first time made available to an English-speaking readership. The Art of Painting by Francisco Pacheco is an invaluable literary and theoretical source for the study of Spanish 17th-century painting; one of the major contributions of this book is the nine chapters, translated here, devoted to the issue of decorum in religious painting and the subject of religious iconography. Among the many subjects addressed in this book are Pacheco's own paintings, providing a rare insight into his artistic thinking, the reception of his paintings by a range of religious and secular authorities, and scholarly discussion of the historical basis for the iconography of subjects such as the Trinity, the Immaculate Conception, the Crucifixion and numerous saints including Sts. Jerome, Francis of Assisi, and Ignatius of Loyola. Pacheco's text is also a key source for the Counter-Reformation and its cultural legacy, Spanish art and in particular the artistic and literary culture of 17th-century Seville, and cultural debates on iconography ranging from medieval heresy to Michelangelo's Last Judgment. Pacheco's chapters are translated in full, including the numerous Latin authorities that he drew on, and the text is accompanied by relevant bibliographical and historiographical references for all these sources and the diverse themes addressed. In addition, this volume is extensively illustrated with many of the paintings, prints, and sculptures cited by Pacheco, as well as contemporaneous works of art that illuminate his discussion. There is no other English translation of a Spanish art treatise currently available, thus making this an invaluable resource for lecturers teaching courses on Spanish baroque art or counter-reformation visual culture. In addition, this book is accompanied by a critical introduction to Pacheco's activity as both an erudite painter and writer which sheds valuable light onto the concerns addressed in this book as well as the aims of its author. While his most famous apprentice, Diego Velázquez, launched a brilliant career at court, Pacheco sought to leave a literary testimony of a lifetime spent devoted to the painting of devotional and sacred subjects.

Contents: An introduction to Pacheco's writings on the decorum of religious painting ; Compiling the past, rewriting the present ; Pacheco, a painter amongst scholars ; Advice and authority ; Pacheco's theory of decorum ; Three case studies in the debate on decorum ; The reception of Pacheco's theory and its applications ; Appendix 1: Description of the painting of the beheading os St. Paul ; On Christian Iconography. (Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts, 16)

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Item Number: 145095
Title: Golden Kingdoms - Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
Author: Pillsbury, Joanne (et al)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9781606065488
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This major international loan exhibition explores the idea of luxury in the pre-Columbian Americas, particularly the associations of materials and meanings, from about 1,000 BC to the time of the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. The exhibition will trace the development of metallurgy in the Andes and its expansion northward into Mexico. In contrast with other parts of the world, in the ancient Americas metals were first used not for weaponry, tools, or coinage, but for objects of ritual and ornament, resulting in works of extraordinary creativity. In addition to objects of gold and silver, the exhibition will feature works of art made from shell, jade, and tapestry, materials that would have been considered even more valuable than noble metals. The exhibition will cast new light on the most precious works of art from the ancient Americas, and provide new ways of thinking about materials, luxury, and the visual arts in a global perspective.The exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and The Getty Research Institute.

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Item Number: 146271
Title: CHARLOTTE SALOMON and the Theatre of Memory
Author: Pollock, Griselda
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780300100723
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 464pp., 360 illus.

Summary: An enlightening and overdue re-evaluation of the masterwork of a complex and under-appreciated artist. Charlotte Salomon (1917–1943) is renowned for a single, monumental, modernist artwork, Life? or Theatre? (Leben? oder Theater?), comprising 784 paintings and created between 1941 and 1942. This major art-historical study sheds new light on the remarkable combination of image, text and music, revealing Salomon’s wealth of references to cinema, opera, Berlin cabaret, and the painter’s self-consciously deployed modernist engagements with artists such as Van Gogh, Munch and Kollwitz. Additionally, Pollock draws attention to affinities in Salomon’s work with that of others who shared her experience of statelessness and menaced exile in Nazi-dominated Europe, including Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin. In a reading informed by a rich range of insights originating in feminist theories of subjectivity, story-telling, memory, and trauma, Pollock confronts shocking new evidence of the extremity of the young artist’s last few months, and discovers in Leben? oder Theater? profound testimony to the everyday crime of familial sexual abuse of women. Through her comprehensive research and many years of observation of the paintings, Griselda Pollock’s account claims for this impressive and important work its rightful place in the art of the 20th century.

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Item Number: 145077
Title: The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Author: Schertz, Peter ; Nicole Stribling (eds)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300230574
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Description: Middleburg-Richmond: National Sporting Library & Museum in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 160pp., 130 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Horses were revered in ancient Greece as symbols of wealth, power, and status. On stunning black- and red-figure vases, in sculpture, and in other media, Greek artists depicted the daily care of horses, chariot and horseback races, scenes of combat, and mythological horse-hybrids such as satyrs and the winged Pegasus. This richly illustrated and handsomely designed volume includes over 80 objects showing scenes of ancient equestrian life. Essays by notable scholars of ancient Greek art and archaeology explore the indelible presence and significance horses occupied in numerous facets of ancient Greek culture, including myth, war, sport, and competition, shedding new light on horsemanship from the 8th through the 4th century BCE.

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Item Number: 146284
Title: JULIAN STANCZAK : The Life of the Surface
Author: Anfam, David
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780998631202
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Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 74pp., 38 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Stanczak’s reverence for color comes from a desire to translate the drama and power of nature into a universal impression. His canvases are created through a complex process of tape masks upon which colors are systematically added and unveiled in layers. Despite the intricate and painstaking process, Stanczak does not use any preparatory drawings for his paintings, relying solely on his own vision of a finished work. Stanczak’s work transcends traditional nods to analytical painting methods often associated with this period by drawing upon personal experiences, particularly the diverse places he has lived. Utilizing tromp l’oeil characteristics, Stanczak’s paintings engender the vibration of a distinct visual experience from within the surface of the canvas. In works like Filtration- Opposing to Red (1974-77) the color radiates from the center, vibrating across the surface of the canvas. The light oscillates and encompasses the viewer, creating an engaging and thoughtful experience with color. While the intensity is similar, the cool tones of Soft Light (1972-73) resonate at a gradual pace and generate a calmer energy. The artist described his titles as “provocative of the experience that parallels [his] initial response,” rather than direct descriptions. Julian Stanczak was born in Poland in 1928. His early life was marked by enormous personal struggle. During World War II, Stanczak and his family were forced into a labor camp in Siberia, where they survived extreme conditions and near starvation. Stanczak ultimately fled to a Polish refugee camp in Uganda in the late 1940s, where he started to make work inspired by the atmospheric light of Africa. In 1950, Stanczak immigrated to the United States, where he studied under Josef Albers at Yale University. Albers’s teachings on color theory and the precision of geometric forms would become fundamental to the development of Stanczak’s mature style and method. Fueled by his own personal history of shifting geography, the perceptual effect of Stanczak’s paintings can range from a subtle vibrant glow to an electric, rhythmic oscillation.

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Item Number: 146268
Title: The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia / El arte de la pintura en Bolivia colonial
Author: Stratton-Pruitt, Suzanne L. (ed)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781945402319
Record created on 07/21/2017
Description: Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 530pp., 412 color images.

Summary: This anthological volume is dedicated to the art of painting in pre-independence Bolivia, prompted by the belief that a compendium of handsomely photographed, full-color images will bring renewed public and scholarly attention to a rich cultural heritage that has not received its due. An ambitious round of new photography has been joined by an international roster of scholarly contributors from the United States, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia to offer both the general reader and specialists an overview of the art of painting in the region of South America once called "Charcas" and later "Alto Perú." Attention is brought to the role of European subjects and styles in the development of regional forms of expression, as well as the influence of art and artists from Cuzco, Peru. Works by painters active in La Paz, Sucre, and Potosí such as Leonardo Flores, Melchor Pérez Holguín, and Gaspar Miguel de Berrío have received close reading of iconographical themes that were often of particularly local interest.

Contents: The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia 1600-1825 - El arte de la pintura en la Bolivia colonial, 1600-1825, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt || Mural Painting in Bolivia - Pintura mural en la Bolivia, Philipp Schauer || The Pillars of Hercules in Charcas: Imperial Visual Politics in the Viceregal Art in Bolivia - Las columnas de Hércules en Charcas: Política visual imperial en el arte virreinal boliviano, Ramón Mujica Pinilla || The Use of Prints in Spanish Colonial Art: Approaching the Bolivian Corpus - El uso de grabados en el arte colonial: Una aproximación al corpus boliviano, Almerindo Ojeda Di Ninno || The Image of Saint Joseph in a Selection of Colonial Paintings in Bolivian Collections - La imagen de San José en una selección de pinturas coloniales en colecciones bolivianas, Carolyn C. Wilson || Portraiture in the Real Audiencia of Charcas - El retrato en la Real Audienca de Charcas, Jaime Mariazza F. || Old Testament Paintings in Colonial Bolivia: A Remote Past for New Believers - Pinturas del Antiguo Testamento en la Bolivia colonial: Un pasado remoto para nuevos creyentes, Agustina Rodríguez Romero || Statue Paintings: The Wayfaring Marian Images of Spain in Bolivia - Pinturas de estatua: Las imágenes españolas viajares de María en Bolivia, Jeffrey Schrader || Uniquely American Visions of the Virgin Mary - Imágenes unívocamente americanas de la Virgen María, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi || Mountains, Volcanoes, Stones and Promontories. Eighteenth-Century Marian Devotion and Painting in the Andes - Montañas, volcanes, piedras y promontorios. El culto a María en los Andes y la pintura devocional del siglo XVIII, Gustavo Tudisco || Through Ocaña's Eyes: Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sucre, Bolivia - A través de la mirada de Ocaña: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Sucre, Bolivia, Jeanette Favrot Peterson || The Nuns of Colonial Bolivia and the Art of Painting - Las monjas en la Bolivia colonial y el arte de la pintura, Adriana Pacheco Bustillos || The Carabuco Paintings of the "Four Last Things" -La pinturas de las Postrimerías de Carabuco, Gabriela Siracusano || Iconography and Ideology in the Paintings of Caquiaviri - Iconografía e Iconología en las pinturas de Caquiaviri, Lucía Querejazu Escobari

Decorating Churches -La decoración de iglesias: The Painted Decoration of the Church of Jerusalem, Potosí - La decoración pintada de la Iglesia de Jerusalén de Potosí, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || The Presbytery at the Sanctuary of Copacabana, Bolivia - Decoración del Presbiterio del Santuario de Copacabana, Bolivia, Lucía Querejazu Escobari || Jesus Christ - Jesucristo: Christ Crucified with Saints, Church of Santo Domingo, Sucre - Crucificado de Santo Domingo de Sucre, Agustina Romero Rodríguez || Christ Carrying the Cross - Cristo con la cruz a cuestas, Lucía Querejazu Escobari || The Passion of Christ - La Pasión de Cristo, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt || Christ of Malta - El Cristo de Malta, Héctor Schenone || "True Portraits" of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary - "Retratos Verdaderos" de Jesucristo y de la Virgen María, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Our Lady - Nuestra Señora: Praise be - Alabado Sea, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || The Soul of Mary - El Alma de María, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Our Lady of Succor - Nuestra Señora de Socorro, Gustavo Tudisco || Our Lady of Remedies of La Paz - Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de La Paz, Gustavo Tudisco || Our Lady of Multiple Devotions - Nuestra Señora de Advocaciones Múltiples, Gustavo Tudisco || Mary, Queen of Heaven - María, Reina del Cielo, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt || The Divine Shepherdess - La Divina Pastora, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt || Presentation of the Chasuble to Saint Ildephonsus - La imposición de la casulla a San Ildefonso, Gustavo Tudisco || Our Lady of Soterraña of Nieva - Nuestra Señora de Soterraña de Nieva - Gustavo Tudisco || The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception in Paintings in Colonial Bolivia - La Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción en las pinturas de la Bolivia colonial, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Saints and Angels- Santos y Ángeles: The Painted Angels of Colonial Bolivia - Las pinturas de ángeles de la Bolivia colonial, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Saint Nicholas of Tolentino and Saint Nicholas of Bari - San Nicolás de Tolentino y San Nicholás de Bari, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Saint Augustine, Patron Saint of the Rich Hill of Potosí - San Agustín, Santo Patrono del Cerro Rico de Potosí, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt || Virgin Saints and Martyrs - Vírgenes Santas y Mártires, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt. (Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts, 15)

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Item Number: 144547
Title: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Author: Verdi, Richard (et al)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781785510403
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Description: London: Scala, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 120pp., 130 color illus.

Summary: The splendid collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, objets d'art and coins at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, UK, make it one of the finest small picture galleries in the world. Founded in 1932 by Hattie, Lady Barber, 'for the study and encouragement of art and music', the proviso was to purchase works of art 'of that standard and quality required by the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection'. The result is the most representative collection of Western art assembled in Britain in the 20th century, with works dating from antiquity to the 1980s. These include masterpieces by many of the greatest names in the history of art, including all the major Impressionist painters. Fully revised and updated, this book presents a selection of the finest works in the collection, all illustrated in full colour.

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Item Number: 146280
Title: OTTO WAGNER : Der Wiener Stadtbahn
Author: Fogarassy, Alfred (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783775743471
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, ca. 200pp., 250 illus. German text.

Summary: The constructions of the Wiener Stadtbahn (built between 1894 and 1901) count among the highlights of the creative work of Otto Wagner (1841–1918) and occupy a special place within the history of modern architecture. For the first time, an urban means of mass transportation was conceived as an aesthetic object and systematically designed both in terms of art and architecture: from the viaducts and bridges to the stations and their decor. Wagner had recognized iron as the source material for a new architecture of the future and rendered the spectrum of its formal potential visible in the Stadtbahn. It became Vienna’s most imposing construction due to its unmistakable design, and thanks to its unsurpassed functionality it continues to influence regular (mass transit) life to this very day. On the 100th anniversary of Otto Wagner’s death, the volume pays tribute to the importance of the Stadtbahn in terms of architecture, urban space, and transportation; its local value for Vienna up to the present; and besides recent photographs by Nora Schoeller, it includes previously unpublished historical images and plans.

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Item Number: 146294
Title: ANDY WARHOL : The Impossible Collection
Author: Shiner, Eric
Price: $845.00
ISBN: 9781614286271
Record created on 07/24/2017
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Description: New York: Assouline, 2017. 42cm., hardcover, 168pp., 100 illus., 6 gatefolds.

Summary: Andy Warhol’s explosive Pop Art and sharp commentary on advertising and celebrity culture are renowned and deeply relevant even decades after their creation. Though Warhol himself could be a polarizing figure both personally and professionally, there is no doubt that he was a pioneer of the Pop movement, and today, as a result, his works regularly fetch astronomical prices. In this evocative addition to Assouline’s Ultimate Collection, Warhol expert and former Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner curates the 100 quintessential, unique works that define the evolution of this illustrious artist, tracing Warhol’s dynamic career from the late forties to the end of the eighties and creating a stunning compendium whose pieces, due to their rarity, value, and prestige as part of a museum or other collection, could simply never all be acquired by a single collector. Casual art lovers know Campbell’s Soup Cans and the Marilyn Diptych, but Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection goes deeper, revealing and revisiting some less ubiquitous yet equally powerful pieces, spanning paintings, prints, sculpture, films, and photography, from Warhol’s astonishing oeuvre.

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Item Number: 146278
Title: Exhibiting War : The Great War, Museums and Memory in Britain, Canada and Australia
Author: Wellington, Jennifer
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781107135079
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 368pp., 50 b&w illus.

Summary: What does it mean to display war? Examining a range of different exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia, Jennifer Wellington reveals complex imperial dynamics in the ways these countries developed diverging understandings of the First World War, despite their cultural, political and institutional similarities. While in Britain a popular narrative developed of the conflict as a tragic rupture with the past, Australia and Canada came to see it as engendering national birth through violence. Narratives of the war's meaning were deliberately constructed by individuals and groups pursuing specific agendas: to win the war and immortalise it at the same time. Drawing on a range of documentary and visual material, this book analyses how narratives of mass violence changed over time. Emphasising the contingent development of national and imperial war museums, it illuminates the way they acted as spaces in which official, academic and popular representations of this violent past intersect.

Contents: 1. In search of the 'authentic' experience of war, 1914-1917. 2. Exhibiting for victory- travelling war photography displays, 1917-1920. 3. Art exhibitions- a higher truth in aid of victory and for posterity. 4. Taming the monsters of war- exhibiting weapons and war trophies 1917-1920. 5. Consolidations- creating national museums and narratives of war, 1920-1935. 6. Museums, monuments, and memory- exhibiting war as part of national and imperial commemorative projects since 1925. (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)

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Item Number: 146275
Title: War beyond Words : Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present
Author: Winter, Jay
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 9780521873239
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 252pp., 80 color illus.

Summary: What we know of war is always mediated knowledge and feeling. We need lenses to filter out some of its blinding, terrifying light. These lenses are not fixed; they change over time, and Jay Winter's panoramic history of war and memory offers an unprecedented study of transformations in our imaginings of war, from 1914 to the present. He reveals the ways in which different creative arts have framed our meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right. He shows how these highly mediated images of war, in turn, circulate through language to constitute our 'cultural memory' of war. This is a major contribution to our understanding of the diverse ways in which men and women have wrestled with the intractable task of conveying what twentieth-century wars meant to them and mean to us.

Contents: 1. Configuring war. 2. Photographing war. 3. Filming war. 4. Writing war. 5. Memory and the sacred- martyrdom in the twentieth century and beyond. 6. The geometry of memory- horizontality and war memorials in the twentieth century and after. 7. War beyond words- shell shock, silence, and memories of war.

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