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New titles week of 04/23/18: Found 26 titles

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Item Number: 148734
Title: Landmarks: 2008–2018 : The Public Art Program of the University of Texas at Austin
Author: Bober, Andree ; Catherine Zinser (eds)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781477315392
Record created on 04/23/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Austin: The Public Art Program of the University of Texas at Austin, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 176pp., 209 color illus.

Summary: A beautifully illustrated and informative guide to more than forty works by such famed artists as Michael Ray Charles, Ann Hamilton, José Parlá, and James Turrell, available for all to enjoy on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Item Number: 148737
Title: Beyond Critique : Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction
Author: Fraser, Pamela ; Roger Rothman (eds)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781501347184
Record created on 04/23/18
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 232pp. illus.

Contents: 1. An Allegory of Criticism, David Joseli. 2. Fluxus and the Art of Affirmation, Roger Rothman. 3. Defining Criticality as an Historical Object of the 1970s and 1980s, AnneMarie Perl. 4. "The people were smart and hungry": Criticality, Egalitarianism, and the Pictures Generation, Anthony E. Grudin. 5. Shiny Things, Paul Preissner. 6. Still in the Cage: Thoughts on "Two Undiscovered Amerindians," 20 Years Later, Coco Fusco. 7. Parasitism and Contemporary Art, Adrian Anagnost. 8. Time, Autonomy and Criticality in Socially Engaged Art, Grant Kester. 9. Radical Proximity, Sofia Leiby. 10. Post-Critical Painting, Andreas Fischer. 11. Intimate Bureaucracies: A [Sweetened and Condensed] Manifesto, dj readies [Craig Saper]. On Performing the Critical, Billie Lee. Consideration (As an Antidote to Critique), Karen Schiff. Re-Thinking Art Education (Revisited), or How I Learned to Love Art Schools Again, Jen Delos Reyes. Pragmatics of Studio Critique, Judith Leeman. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Gift, Circulation, and Community Building in the Studio Art Crit., Shona Macdonald.

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Item Number: 148735
Title: Modern Religious Architecture in Germany, Ireland and Beyond : Influence, Process and Afterlife since 1945
Author: Godson, Lisa ; Kathleen James-Chakraborty (eds)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501336096
Record created on 04/23/18
Available January 2019
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp., 32 color, 130 b&w illus.

Contents: Conservation and Radicalism in German Modern Church Architecture, Kai Krauskopf ; A Lifelong Affair: Liam McCormick and Imogen Stuart, Carole Pollard ; Andrew Devane's Dublin Churches: Catholic Architecture in Ireland in an Age of Tentative Radicalisation, 1963-1973, Ellen Rowley ; Ireland's Tropical Modernism: Pearse McKenna and the Kiltegan Fathers in Nigeria, 1947-1966, Lisa Godwin ; The Design and Use of the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Munich, Amandus Sattler with Kathleen James-Chakraborty ; Incarnation: Bishop Edward Chapel Cuddeston, Niall McLaughlin ; The Heritage of Dublin's Jewish Community, Melanie Brown ; Concrete Memory and Urban Matter - New Synagogues in Germany, Sandra O'Connor ; Mosque Building in Germany between Neo-modernism and Neo-historicism, Christian Welzbacher ; The Reorientation of Modern Churches in Contemporary Germany, Jörg Beste ; New Life for Churches in Ireland, Jill Kerry.

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Item Number: 147649
Title: The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War
Author: Ikeda, Asato
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780824872120
Record created on 12/16/17
Description: Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 132pp. illus.

Summary: This rich and nuanced study examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention. Asato Ikeda views the work of four prominent artists of the time-Yokoyama Taikan, Yasuda Yukihiko, Uemura Shoen, and Fujita Tsuguharu-through the lens of fascism, showing how their seemingly straightforward paintings of Mount Fuji, samurai, beautiful women, and the countryside supported the war by reinforcing a state ideology that justified violence in the name of the country's cultural authenticity. She highlights the politics of "apolitical" art and challenges the postwar labeling of battle paintings-those depicting scenes of war and combat-as uniquely problematic.Yokoyama Taikan produced countless paintings of Mount Fuji as the embodiment of Japan's "national body" and spirituality, in contrast to the modern West's individualism and materialism. Yasuda Yukihiko located Japan in the Minamoto warriors of the medieval period, depicting them in the yamato-e style, which is defined as classically Japanese. Uemura Shoen sought to paint the quintessential Japanese woman, drawing on the Edo-period bijin-ga (beautiful women) genre while alluding to noh aesthetics and wartime gender expectations. For his subjects, Fujita Tsuguharu looked to the rural snow country, where, it was believed, authentic Japanese traditions could still be found. Although these artists employed different styles and favored different subjects, each maintained close ties with the state and presented what he considered to be the most representative and authentic portrayal of Japan.Throughout Ikeda takes into account the changing relationships between visual iconography/artistic style and its significance by carefully situating artworks within their specific historical and cultural moments. She reveals the global dimensions of wartime nationalist Japanese art and opens up the possibility of dialogue with scholarship on art produced in other countries around the same time, particularly Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The Politics of Painting will be welcomed by those interested in modern Japanese art and visual culture, and war art and fascism. Its analysis of painters and painting within larger currents in intellectual history will attract scholars of modern Japanese and East Asian studies.

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Item Number: 148738
Title: Second World Postmodernisms : Architecture and Society under Late Socialism
Author: Kulic, Vladimir (ed)
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781350014442
Record created on 04/23/18
Available December 2018
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 64 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Igor Demchenko: Architecture for a Socialist Nation: Conceptual Stalinism and the Decline of Late-Soviet Modernism in the 1980s . 2. Lidia Klein and Alicja Gzowska: Late Socialist Postmodernism and Socialist Realism in Polish Architecture . 3. Vladimir Kulic: Bogdan Bogdanovic's Surrealist Postmodernism. 4. Ljiljana Blagojevic: PO-MO Ideas and Printed Matter in 1980s Belgrade . 5. Daria Bocharnikova: When Tomorrow Was Cancelled: Soviet Critique of Modernism in the 1970s. 6. Maroš Krivý: "Quality of Life or Life-in-Truth? Late Socialist Critique of Sídlište in Czechoslovakia". 7. Richard Anderson: A Dialectic of Negation: Modernism and Postmodernism in the USSR. 8. Virág Molnár: The Discontents of Socialist Modernity and the Return of the Ornament: The Tulip Debate and the Rise of Organic Architecture in Postwar Hungary. 9. Andres Kurg: Populist or People's Architecture? Postmodernism in Estonia . 10. Maroje Mrduljaš: Yugoslavia's Post-Modern Hotels: Hybrid Typologies for an In-Between Socialism . 11. Alla Vronskaya: The Magic of the Absurd: "Paper Architecture" in the USSR . 12. Fredo Rivera: Polyrhythms and the Post-Revolutionary Plantation: Theorizing Postmodernism in Socialist Cuba. 13. Ana Miljacki: On the Aesthetic Project of Late Socialism: Appropriation and Transformation of Postmodern tropes in the Post-1968 Work of SIAL, Liberec . 14. Lukasz Stanek: Mobilities of Architecture in the Late Cold War: From Socialist Poland to Kuwait, and Back . 15. Max Hirsh: Post-Modern Architectural Exchanges between East Germany and Japan, 1975-1989. 16. Cole Roskam: Defining Reform: Postmodern Architecture in Post-Mao China, 1980-1989.

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Item Number: 148023
Title: Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500
Author: Kwakkel, Erik (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789087283025
Record created on 02/01/18
Description: Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 272pp., 21 color, 25 b&w illus.

Summary: This volume presents six essays devoted to the practices, habits, and preferences of scribes making manuscripts in their native tongue. Despite the dominance of Latin in medieval written culture, vernacular traditions started to develop in Europe in the eleventh century. Focusing on French, Frisian, Icelandic, Italian, Middle High German, and Old English examples, these essays discuss the connectivity of books originating in the same linguistic space. Given that authors, translators, and readers advanced vernacular written culture through the production and consumption of texts, how did the scribes who copied them fit into this development? Did they have a specific approach to copying texts in their native language? Can we observe patterns in how manuscripts in the same vernacular presented their contents? To address such questions the essays taken material features of manuscripts, both palaeographical and codicological, as a point of departure.

Contents: Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500: An Introduction, Erik Kwakkel ; Worcester and Wales: Copies of the Regula pastoralis in the Early Middle Ages, Kathryn A. Lowe ; Manuscripts of the Earliest Middle High German, Prayers, c. 1150-1250, Nigel F. Palmer ; Rubricating History in Late Medieval France, Godfried Croenen ; Codifying the Law- Frisian Legal Manuscripts around 1300, Rolf H. Bremmer Jr ; Late Medieval and Early Modern Icelandic Saga Manuscripts, Sheryl McDonald Werronen ; Thick Quires in Italy, J.P. Gumbert. (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture)

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Item Number: 148736
Title: Scotch Baronial : The Architecture of Scotland and Unionist Nationalism
Author: MacKechnie, Aonghus ; Miles Glendinning
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781474283472
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 90 b&w illus.

Summary: As the debate about Scottish independence rages on, this book takes a timely look at how Scotland's politics have been expressed in its architecture. It is an aspect of Scottish history that has hitherto been little discussed, and yet the architecture of Scotland – in particular the Scotch Baronial style – has been of great consequence to the ongoing narrative of Scottish national identity. This book fills that gap in scholarship through a politically-framed examination of Scotland's architecture, tracing how it was used to serve successive political agendas within Scotland during the three 'unionist centuries' from the early 17th to the early 20th century. It is a history which encompasses all the principal public architectural works of secular Scottish architecture of the period, from the palaces left behind by the 'lost' monarchy to revivalist castles and the proud town halls of the Victorian age, tracing their wildly fluctuating political and national connotations. It is also a story which reaches beyond Scotland and into a wider, international picture: the Scotch Baronial was the world's first self-consciously nationalist architecture – the harbinger of an international movement of 'national' styles, rejecting classical antiquity for local medieval inspiration. The book ends by bringing the story into the 21st century, relating the paradox of contemporary 'neo-modernist' architecture in today's Scotland, as exemplified in the Holyrood parliament, with the paradoxes embodied in 300 years of the Scotch Baronial style.

Contents: Chapter 1: 1603-1660: Empty royal palaces and castellated court architecture. Chapter 2: 1660-1689: From restitution to rejection of the old order. Chapter 3: 1689-1750: The architecture of dynastic struggle. Chapter 4: 1750-1790: Enlightenment and Romanticism. Chapter 5: 1790-1820: Scotland and England in the Age of Revolutionary War. Chapter 6: 1820-40: Scott, Abbotsford and 'Scotch' Romanticism . Chapter 7: 1840-70: Billings and Bryce: mid-century Baronial . Chapter 8: 1870-1900: Traditionalism. Chapter 9: External reflections: 'national' Scottish architecture and the empire. Chapter 10: 1914 onwards: Scottish architectural identity in the age of Modernism. Conclusion: The architecture of Unionist Nationalism - and its international significance.

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Item Number: 147067
Title: RENE MAGRITTE : The Fifth Season
Author: Haskell, Caitlin (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781942884231
Record created on 10/18/17
Available May 2018
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Description: New York: DAP, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 150pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Summary: René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time. Featuring more than 60 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality, and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art.

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Item Number: 147164
Title: Looking at MANET
Author: Zola, Emile ; Robert Lethbridge (intro)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9781606065662
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 144pp. illus.

Summary: When Édouard Manet's early paintings were greeted with outrage and derision in the 1860s, Émile Zola sprang to his defense, initiating a friendship that would last until Manet's death in 1881. Then a young journalist with an eye for controversial causes, Zola was also seeking to launch his own literary career, which would eventually secure for him the reputation as the greatest French novelist of the late nineteenth century. Zola quickly became Manet's staunchest champion, defending the painter in a series of impassioned essays and polemics against the aesthetic tyranny of the Paris Salons and the philistinism of the general public. The first of these was an extended study of Manet that, when it appeared in 1867, staked the initial claim for the painter's modernity; it has come to be regarded as one of the seminal writings on nineteenth-century art. Zola then wrote about his experience of posing for the portrait Manet painted of him. Finally, after the painter's early death at the age of 51, Zola's moving summation of his work and legacy appeared in the catalogue of the memorial exhibition. All are reproduced in this volume, along with an informative introduction by the Zola scholar Robert Lethbridge sketching in the broader cultural and political scene of late nineteenth-century France. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 147163
Title: The Life of MICHELANGELO
Author: Vasari, Giorgio ; David Hemsoll (intro)
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9781606065655
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 240pp. illus.

Summary: The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari's monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari's biography of Michelangelo, the longest in his Lives, presents Michelangelo's oeuvre as the culminating achievement of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture. He tells the grand story of the artist's expansive career, profiling his working habits; describing the creation of countless masterpieces, from the David to the Sistine Chapel ceiling; and illuminating his relationships with popes and other illustrious patrons. A lifelong friend, Vasari also quotes generously from the correspondence between the two men; the narrative is further enhanced by an abundance of colorful anecdotes. More than 40 illustrations convey the range and richness of Michelangelo's art. An introduction by the scholar David Hemsoll traces the textual development of Vasari's Lives and situates his biography of Michelangelo in the broader context of Renaissance art history. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 147257
Title: Modernism’s Visible Hand : Architecture and Regulation in America
Author: Osman, Michael
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781517900977
Record created on 11/07/17
Description: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 70 b&w illus.

Summary: What is the origin of “room temperature”? When did food become considered fresh or not fresh? Why do we think management makes things more efficient? The answers to these questions share a history with architecture and regulation at the turn of the twentieth century. This pioneering technological and architectural history of environmental control systems during the Gilded Age begins with the premise that regulation—of temperature, the economy, even the freshness of food—can be found in the guts of buildings. From cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories, these infrastructures first organized life in a way we now call “modern.” Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, Michael Osman examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century. He shows how architects appropriated and subsumed the work of engineers as thermostats, air handlers, and refrigeration proliferated. He argues that this change was closely connected to broader cultural and economic trends in management and the regulation of risk. The transformation shaped the evolution of architectural modernism and the development of the building as a machine. Rather than assume the preexisting natural order of things, participants in regulation—including architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, managers, economists, government employees, and domestic reformers—became entangled in managing the errors, crises, and risks stemming from the nation’s unprecedented growth. Modernism’s Visible Hand not only broadens our conception of how industrial capitalism shaped the built environment but is also vital to understanding the role of design in dealing with ecological crises today.

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Item Number: 147258
Title: Modernism’s Visible Hand : Architecture and Regulation in America
Author: Osman, Michael
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781517900984
Record created on 11/07/17
Description: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 280pp., 70 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 147555
Title: ADRIAN PIPER
Author: Yasar, Begum (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781944379209
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 92pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Marking Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition with acclaimed conceptual artist and philosopher Adrian Piper (born 1948), this focused presentation includes examples from The Mythic Being series (1973–75), It’s Just Art (1980) and Here, an installation work conceived in 2008 and realized for the first time at the gallery. Together, these three bodies of work delve into interrelated themes Piper has explored throughout her career—the intersubjective formation of self, identity, race and gender; racism, sexism, xenophobia and competing conceptions of political responsibility. The book includes an essay by Begum Yasar and Aliza Shvarts, “Alienation, Too, Has Its Uses,” which thinks through Piper’s writings and works to discuss contemporary manifestations of xenophobia and racism. Also included are a biography of the artist and color plates of the works.

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Item Number: 148730
Title: PONTORMO Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting
Author: Edelstein, Bruce ; Davide Gasparotto
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781606065891
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria degli Uffizi Florence (then to the Morgan Library & Museum, New York).

Summary: This catalogue brings together a small but important group of preparatory drawings and finished paintings that center on Pontormo's great masterpiece, The Visitation, one of the most moving and mesmerizing works by the artist. The Visitation represents the intense moment of encounter between the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, who reveal to each other that both are pregnant. The painting is presented--for the first time--along with its highly finished preparatory drawing, which is squared for transfer to the larger surface of the panel. The combination of rigorous research and gorgeous reproductions reveals the painter's creative process as never before. Other acclaimed paintings, including Portrait of a Halberdier and Portrait of Carlo Neroni, will also be shown alongside their preparatory drawings. Readers will encounter Pontormo both as a religious painter and a painter of portraits, in this original and nuanced account of the celebrated artist.

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Item Number: 148731
Title: LARRY RACIOPPO : Brooklyn Before : Photographs, 1971–1983
Author: Robbins, Tom ; Julia van Haaften
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781501725876
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Ithaca: Three Hills, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., 126 images.

Summary: Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite with roots three generations deep, recorded Brooklyn on the cusp of being the trendy borough we know today. In Brooklyn Before Racioppo lets us see the vitality of his native Brooklyn, stretching from historic Park Slope to the beginnings of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. His black and white photographs pull us deep into the community, stretching our memories back more than forty years and teasing out the long-lost recollections of life on the streets and in apartment homes. Racioppo has the fascinating ability to tell a story in one photograph and, because of his native bona fides, he depicts an intriguing set of true Brooklyn stories from the inside, in ways that an outsider simply cannot. On the pages of, Brooklyn Before the intimacy and roughness of life in a working-class community of Irish American, Italian American, and Puerto Rican families is shown with honesty and insight. Racioppo’s 128 photographs are paired with essays from journalist Tom Robbins and art critic and curator Julia Van Haaften. Taken together, the images and words of Brooklyn Before return us to pre-gentrification Brooklyn and immerse us in a community defined by work, family, and ethnic ties.

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Item Number: 147159
Title: The Life of RAPHAEL
Author: Vasari, Giorgio ; Jill Burke (intro)
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065631
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: Giorgio Vasari, Florentine painter and architect, friend of Michelangelo and intimate of the Medici, is best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and in an enlarged edition in 1568. With more than two hundred biographies, it has for centuries been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. It is to Vasari that we owe much of our knowledge of Raphael (1483-1520), who in his day was considered perhaps the greatest painter of all time. Rich in colorful anecdotes, The Life of Raphael is important for its sustained attention to the range of Raphael's art, whose chronology and development Vasari describes in detail, together with the painter's ample love life and spectacular social career. It also pays attention, unprecedented for its time, to theoretical issues. This edition, introduced by the scholar Jill Burke, includes 18 color illustrations covering the full span of Raphael's oeuvre. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 148732
Title: Photographic Literacy : Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors
Author: Reischl, Katherine M. H
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781501724367
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 20 color, 78 b&w illus.

Summary: Photography, introduced to Russia in 1839, was nothing short of a sensation. Its rapid proliferation challenged the other arts, including painting and literature, as well as the very integrity of the self. If Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky greeted the camera with skepticism in the nineteenth century, numerous twentieth-century authors welcomed it with a warm embrace. As Katherine M. H. Reischl shows in Photographic Literacy, authors as varied as Leonid Andreev, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn picked up the camera and reshaped not only their writing practices but also the sphere of literacy itself. For these authors, a single photograph or a photograph as illustration is never an endpoint; their authorial practices continually transform and animate the frozen moment. But just as authors used images to shape the reception of their work and selves, Russian photographers — including Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky and Alexander Rodchenko — used text to shape the reception of their visual work. From the diary to print, the literary word imbues that photographic moment with a personal life story, and frames and reframes it in the writing of history. In this primer on photographic literacy, Reischl argues for the central place that photography has played in the formation of the Russian literary imagination over the course of roughly seventy years. From image to text and back again, she traces the visual consciousness of modern Russian literature as captured through the lens of the Russian author-photographer.

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Item Number: 147160
Title: Lives of REMBRANDT
Author: Ford, Charles (intro) ; Joachim von Sandrart ; Filippo Baldinucci ; Arnold Houbraken
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065624
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: The prodigious talent of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (ca. 1606-1669), along with his disregard for many of the artistic conventions of his day, astonished, delighted, and dismayed his contemporaries. The full gamut of their reactions is revealed in these three biographies, which were first published in the decades following Rembrandt's death and appear here in English for the first time in their entirety. These extraordinary documents, by German, Italian, and Dutch authors schooled in the conventions of neoclassicism, provide richly varied accounts of Rembrandt's impact on the art world of his time. While the authors for the most part acknowledge his brilliance, sometimes grudgingly, they are wary of Rembrandt's reliance on personal talent rather than on the rules of art. So, too, are they annoyed at his skill in manipulating the art market. Filled with colorful and amusing anecdotes, these critiques, handsomely complemented here with vivid illustrations, bring into sharper focus the originality and psychological acuity that remain Rembrandt's trademark to this day. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 147161
Title: AUGUSTE RODIN
Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria ; Alexandria Parigoris (intro)
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065617
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) had been widely known for decades when the young Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke traveled to Paris to interview him for an essay to be published in a German art book series. Intensely sensitive to art, and in particular to the irreducible power of objects, Rilke responded to Rodin's work in prose of great lyricism and clarity. His essay, a sustained and deeply personal meditation on Rodin's sculpture, was published in 1903. Loosely structured around a chronology of Rodin's life, it serves as an engaging introduction to both the sculpture of Rodin and the maturing sensibility of its author. Rilke stayed on to work as Rodin's secretary, in one of the most intriguing apprenticeships in the annals of twentieth-century culture; the second volume of his breakthrough collection New Poems (1908) would be dedicated to the sculptor who so deeply influenced it. The Rodin essay, meanwhile, was met with great acclaim in Germany, selling tens of thousands of copies during the poet's lifetime. It is published here in the original English translation of 1919 by an American poet and artist, Jessie Lemont, and her husband, Hans Trausil, both of whom knew Rilke and Rodin well. An introduction by the scholar Alexandria Parigoris situates the essay in the context of both men's work and assesses its enduring value today. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 148733
Title: 14/18 - Rupture or Continuity : Belgian Art around World War I
Author: Rossi-Schrimpf, Inga ; Laura Kollwelter (eds)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462701366
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 300pp., 33 color, 30 b&w illus.

Summary: World War I had a major effect on Belgian visual arts. German occupation, the horror at the battlefield and the experience of exile, led to multiple narratives and artistic expressions by Belgian artists during and after the war. Belgian interbellum art is extremely vibrant and diverse. 14/18 – Rupture or Continuity takes a look at Belgian artistic life in the years around the First World War and how it was affected by this event. The Great War was a catalyst of artistic oppositions, leading on the one hand to a Belgian avant-garde that explored new forms and styles, while continuing to uphold a more traditional and established art on the other. Whereas the war experience consolidated an already present style for some artists, for others it constituted a revolution leading to new artistic adventures. The collection of essays in the present book highlights these contrasting facets of Belgian art in its rich historical context during the early 20th century.

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Item Number: 147165
Title: Recollections of HENRI ROUSSEAU
Author: Uhde, Wilhelm ; Nancy Ireson (intro)
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065679
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publicaitons, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 96pp. illus.

Summary: The paintings of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), particularly his astonishing jungle dreams, are now so popular that it is difficult to realize how they were originally greeted with ridicule and incomprehension. It was not until Rousseau was championed by the young avant-garde-Picasso, Delaunay, and Kandinsky, among others-that he came to be recognized at his true worth. One of the most significant of these early admirers was the dealer and art-historian Wilhelm Uhde. It was Uhde who put on the first one-man show of Rousseau's work, and the catalogue he wrote for the occasion is the basis of these Recollections. Much of what we know about Rousseau comes from these pages, which present a portrayal of a man of naivety, humor, gentleness and total artistic commitment. Uhde returned to his text again and again, refining it and filling out telling details. The version presented here is the final, definitive text, which first appeared after World War I in a translation overseen by Uhde himself. An introduction by Nancy Ireson sets the Recollections in context, with an overview of Rousseau's career, the ebb and flow of his reputation, and the part that this polemic and elegiac text played in the creation of a new kind of art. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 148739
Title: Nordic Classicism : Scandinavian Architecture 1910-1930
Author: Stewart, John
Price: $102.00
ISBN: 9781350044227
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 240pp., 70 b&w illus.

Contents: Chapter 1 - From National Romanticism to Modernism. Chapter 2 - Carl Petersen (The Faaborg Museum, Funen, Denmark). Chapter 3 - Sigurd Lewerentz (The Resurrection Chapel, Stockholm, Sweden). Chapter 4 - Marti Valikangas (Puu Kapyla Housing, Helsinki, Finland). Chapter 5 - Ivar Tengbom (The Matchstick Palace, Stockholm, Sweden). Chapter 6 - Oiva Kallio (Villa Oivala, Helsinki, Finland). Chapter 7 - Edvard Thomsen (Oregard School, Copenhagen, Denark). Chaoter 8 - Alvar Aalto (Jyvaskyla Workers Club, Jyvaskyla, Finland). Chapter 9 - Hack Kampmann (Copenhagen Police Headquarters, Denmark). Chapter 10 - JS Siren (The Finnish Parliament House, Helsinki, Finland). Chapter 11 - Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz (The Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm, Sweden).

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Item Number: 134294
Title: New Perspectives on Flemish Illumination : Papers presented at the Colloquium held in Brussels, Royal Library of Belgium, November 16-18, 2011
Author: Van der Stock, J. (et al)
Price: $119.00
ISBN: 9789042932036
Record created on 07/31/15
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Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2018. hardcover, ca. 200pp. illus.

Summary: The Proceedings of the Colloquium New Perspectives on Flemish Illuminations constitute an overview of recent research into manuscript illumination in Flanders under the Dukes of Burgundy. In 1959 Leon Delaisse organized the seminal exhibition La miniature flamande. Le mecenat de Philippe le Bon (Flemish Illumination. The Patronage of Philip the Good). Seen in Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, it was a ground-breaking initiative. In 2014, more than fifty years later, our knowledge of the illuminated manuscript in the Southern Netherlands during the Burgundian period has vastly increased, as revealed in the exhibition Miniatures flamandes 1404-1482 (Flemish Miniatures 1404-1482) held in Brussels and Paris in 2011-2012. The associated Colloquium stimulated sixteen papers, by leading specialists in the field, presented here in six sections. The first is devoted to the context of Flanders in the 15th century with a focus on secular illumination; the second concentrates on individual illuminators: Jan de Tavernier, the Master of the Houghton Miniatures, the Painters of Philip the Good's Alexander and Loyset Liedet; the third considers text, traditions and images; the fourth, on the relationships between illumination and panel painting, is followed by codicological studies developing the topics of artistic Interchange, border decoration and portraits in musical manuscripts. The final section consists of technical studies of grisaille illuminations and methods of flesh painting. Through new research techniques and topics, together with established approaches such as connoisseurship and codicology, the papers advance our understanding of the intentions, processes, chronology and geographic distribution of Flemish manuscript production. (Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts, 22.)

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Item Number: 147162
Title: A Memoir of VINCENT VAN GOGH
Author: van Gogh-Bonger, Jo ; Martin Gayford (intro)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9781606065600
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 192p. illus.

Summary: The general outlines of Vincent van Gogh's life-the early difficulties in Holland and Paris, the revelatory impact of the move to Provence, the attacks of madness and despair that led to his suicide-are almost as familiar as his paintings. Yet neither the paintings nor Van Gogh's story might have survived at all had it not been for his sister-in-law, the teacher, translator, and socialist Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Jo married the painter's brother, Theo, in 1889, and over the next two years lived through the deaths of both Vincent and her new husband. Left with an infant son, she inherited little save a cache of several hundred paintings and an enormous archive of letters. Advised to consign these materials to an attic, she instead dedicated her life to making them known. Over the next three decades she tirelessly promoted Vincent's art, organizing major exhibitions and compiling and editing the correspondence, the first edition of which included, as a preface, her account of Van Gogh's life. This short biography, written from a vantage point of familial intimacy, affords a revealing and, at times, heartbreaking testimony to the painter's perilous life. An introduction by the art critic and scholar Martin Gayford provides an insightful discussion of the author's relationship with the Van Goghs, while abundant color illustrations throughout the book trace the development of the painter's signature style. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 147199
Title: Masked Warriors: The Battle Stage of the Samurai
Author: Verberk, Bas J.M
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9789087282905
Record created on 11/01/17
Description: Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 256pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Masked Warriors provides new insights into the approach of form, function and meaning of Japanese armor masks, or menpo. In this richly illustrated book, Bas Verberk shows how armor masks, while representing a diverse tradition of their own, have connections with the larger Japanese mask culture, especially with no masks. In fact, Verberk shows, no makes exerted a much greater influence on the development of armor masks than has previously been understood.

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Item Number: 148740
Title: Die Personifikationen der drei bildenden Künste : Funktionalisierungen eines frühneuzeitlichen Bildpersonals
Author: Winkler, Elisa
Price: $80.99
ISBN: 9783110587463
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Berlin: De Gruyter 2018, . 24cm., hardcover, ca. 368pp., 110 illus.

Summary: Pictura, Sculptura und Architectura stellen seit dem Cinquecento ein beliebtes Thema der bildenden Künste dar. Sie stehen im Dienste von Visualisierungs- und Nobilitierungsstrategien von Künstlern und ihren Mäzenen. Am Beispiel eines umfangreichen Bildmaterials gibt das Buch einen Überblick über die Geschichte der personifizierten bildenden Künste. Erstmals wird die bedeutende Bilderfindung der Frühen Neuzeit funktionsgeschichtlich untersucht. (Ars et Scientia, 20)

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