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New titles week of 01/15/2018: Found 109 titles
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Item Number: 147945
Title: Third Space: Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art
Author: Al-Khudhairi, Wassan (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781934774175
Record created on 01/19/2018
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Description: Birmingham: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 233 color illus.

Summary: Third Space: Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art explores connections and shared cultural experiences between the American South and the Global South. The title picks up Homi Bhabha’s term “third space,” a space that “challenges our sense of the historical identity of culture as a homogenizing, unifying force, authenticated by the originary Past, kept alive in the national tradition of the People.” This volume seeks to chart one of those third spaces. Connections are explored through a series of themes: migration, diaspora and exile; gaze, agency and representation; spirit, nature and landscape; and tradition, history and memory. Third Space features the work of more than 90 international artists, including Ebony G. Patterson, Thornton Dial, Kerry James Marshall and William Christenberry.

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Item Number: 146039
Title: JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER : Painter of the Female Form
Author: Goley, Mary Anne
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781781300602
Record created on 06/18/2017
Description: London: Philip Wilson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 90 illus., most in color.

Summary: At the time of his death, the Pittsburgh-born John White Alexander (1856-1915) was an internationally recognized portrait painter, on a part with his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase. However the works that have earned him even greater acclaim than his portraits are his figure paintings of femmes fatales, usually richly attired in flowing dresses and striking elaborate poses. Alexander had been much in demand as a portraitist, both of men and children as well as women, but his real talent, which became evident relatively late in his career, lay in his ability to capture the essence of the female form. This talent blossomed after he encountered Juliette Very, the Parisian model who became his muse. Inspired by Juliette, his paintings are imbued with sentiment expressed through movement and gesture, and it was the portrayal of his models in this way that brought him fame. He also borrowed from the post-impressionist group of painters, the Nabis' use of bold abstract forms and flowing lines, and from James McNeil Whistler's muted coloration, to create his own unique style.

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Item Number: 147636
Title: London Art Worlds : Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks, 1960–1980
Author: Applin, Jo (et al)
Price: $99.95
ISBN: 9780271078533
Record created on 12/14/2017
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 248pp., 18 color, 32 b&w illus.

Summary: The essays in this collection explore the extraordinarily rich networks of international artists and art practices that emerged in and around London during the 1960s and ’70s, a period that saw an explosion of new media and fresh attitudes and approaches to making and thinking about art. The contributors to London Art Worlds examine the many activities and movements that existed alongside more established institutions in this period, from the rise of cybernetics and the founding of alternative publications to the public protests and new pedagogical models in London’s art schools. The essays explore how international artists and the rise of alternative venues, publications, and exhibitions, along with a growing mobilization of artists around political and cultural issues ranging from feminism to democracy, pushed the boundaries of the London art scene beyond the West End’s familiar galleries and posed a radical challenge to established modes of making and understanding art. Engaging, wide-ranging, and original, London Art Worlds provides a necessary perspective on the visual culture of the London art scene in the 1960s and ’70s. Art historians and scholars of the era will find these essays especially valuable and thought provoking. (Refiguring Modernism Series)

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Item Number: 147891
Title: A History of Russian Temporary Architecture : Expositions, Festivals, and Stage Settings (1700-2015)
Author: Aronova, Alla ; Alexander Ortenberg
Price: $155.00
ISBN: 9781138207554
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus.

Contents: Peter I - The Celebration as an Architectural Object, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg, ; Architecture of Death - The Funeral of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; The Post-Petrine Metamorphosis of Triumphant Military Celebrations, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; Kremlin on the Trocadero - The Unexpected Claim to Modernity in Russian Architecture at the World's Fairs, David Fisher ; Russian Domestic Expositions, 1829-1896, Through the Lenses of Domestic Critics, Alexander Ortenberg ; The "Russian Street" at the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition, Wendy Salmond ; Objects-Organizers - The Monism of Things and the Art of Socialist Spectacle, Alla Vronskaya ; Between Vanguard and Establishment - Boris Iofan's Two Pavilions-Paris 1937 and New York 1939, Danilo Udovicki-Selb ; Temporary Architecture and Life-Building, 1925-1940, Vladimir Paperny ; The Soviet Pavilion at Expo '58 and the Search for a Modern Socialist Style, Susan Reid ; The 1967 World Exposition in Moscow - In Search of a Project, Olga Kazakova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; The Soviet Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal - The Power and the Limits of a Symbol, Alexander Ortenberg ; Ancient History and Present Day Politics in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Alexander Ortenberg.

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Item Number: 147832
Title: Splendour of the Burgundian Netherlands – Southern Netherlandish illuminated manuscripts in Dutch collections
Author: As-Vijvers, Anne Margreet W. ; Anne S. Korteweg
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9789462582637
Record created on 01/09/2018
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 384pp., ca. 240 color illus. Exhibition held at Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. English edition.

Summary: This book presents a survey of ninety of the finest and most interesting medieval manuscripts produced in the southern Netherlands - present-day Belgium - which ended up in Dutch public collections at various points in time. This largely unknown cultural heritage is displayed here in a vast panoramic context ranging from the tenth to the mid-sixteenth century. The painted scenes in these handwritten books are not only of a high artistic quality, but also present a richly-textured picture of medieval life. The emphasis is on the role of books in the society of the Middle Ages: they served as expressions of sumptuousness on the part of the aristocracy, as richly-decorated books for church services, and as cherished objects used by affluent burghers for their private devotion. The authors also devote attention to the large-size, superbly-illustrated works of history and literature that were produced under the patronage of the dukes of Burgundy. Other subjects include the Order of the Golden Fleece, the artistic ties between the northern and southern Netherlands, pilgrim badges, and the transition from manuscripts to printed books. The book contains twenty-four chapters, each one consisting of an introduction to the art-historical and cultural-historical context, followed by discussions of individual manuscripts. These chapters were written by fifteen international specialists in the field of medieval manuscripts and book illumination of the southern Netherlands. In addition, the book contains an introduction on the ways in which these manuscripts ended up in the Netherlands, a technical analysis of a number of manuscripts, and a map accompanied by an account of the rise and unification of the southern Netherlands. At the back of the book, readers will find detailed descriptions of the manuscripts. The entire publication is lavishly illustrated, with some 250 magnificent colour reproductions.

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Item Number: 147884
Title: ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND : Landscapes and Buildings
Author: Woollen, Malcolm
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815378211
Record created on 01/14/2018
Available August 2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 141 b&w illus.

Summary: Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish classicist architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetary; the Stockholm Public Library; the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs, it addresses the topic of buildings accompanied by landscapes. It proposes that themes related to landscape are central to Asplund’s distinctive work, with these particular sites forming a collection which documents an evolution in his design thinking from 1915 – 1940. The architect himself wrote comparatively little about his design intentions. However, through close reading and analysis of the selected projects as landscapes with architecture, author Malcolm Woollen argues that reflections of the intellectual climate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are evident in his work. These concepts provide insight into the cultural and historical background of landscape architecture in Sweden. This book is a must-have for academics, advanced students and researchers in landscape, architecture and design interested in Nordic Classicism and the works of Erik Gunnar Asplund.

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Item Number: 147923
Title: Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt
Author: Baarssen, Reinier
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462084285
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 350 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: This is the first comprehensive work focusing on Dutch arts and crafts during the Golden Age to appear in decades. The auricular style is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe. This book traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The fascinating story of this unique abstract decorative form is illustrated using silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings, and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings. An organic style emerges that is particularly relevant to today’s design practices.

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Item Number: 147879
Title: About Stains or the Image as Residue
Author: Baert, B
Price: $48.00
ISBN: 9789042935419
Record created on 01/12/2018
Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 128pp. illus.

Summary: A stain is the evidence of something that was. It’s a trace. A stain may be something quite ordinary: the ink stain on my index finger; the mark of your fingers on this book. A stain may also be embarrassing: lipstick on a cheek; sweat rings under the arms; a bloody discharge. A stain may be forensically incriminating. A stain may be kept for sentimental reasons. Moreover, every stain has its own particular texture. Texture denotes the consistency of a surface and the sensory, often tactile imprint that is left on it. The stain may be absorbed in the thing that supports it; then again, it may stay on the surface, something separate. Every stain is unique. In this essay the author deals with seven factors that make the stain into a powerful model for rethinking the visual: the stain as prototype and prefiguration, the stain as relic, the stain of Veronica, the stain as a psycho-energetic symptom, the stain as pars pro toto for the womb, the stain and le désir mimétique and finally the stain as an image paradigm of the residue. (Studies in Iconology, 10)

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Item Number: 147905
Title: Medieval London : Collected Papers of Caroline M. Barron
Author: Barron, Caroline ; Martha Carlin ; Joel T. Rosenthal (eds)
Price: $129.00
ISBN: 9781580442565
Record created on 01/16/2018
Description: Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 624pp. illus.

Summary: Caroline M. Barron is the world's leading authority on the history of medieval London. For half a century she has investigated London's role as medieval England's political, cultural, and commercial capital, together with the urban landscape and the social, occupational, and religious cultures that shaped the lives of its inhabitants. This collection of eighteen papers focuses on four themes: crown and city; parish, church, and religious culture; the people of medieval London; and the city's intellectual and cultural world. They represent essential reading on the history of one of the world's greatest cities by its foremost scholar.

Contents: 1. The Tyranny of Richard II. 2. The Quarrel of Richard II with London, 1392-7. 3. London and the Crown, 1451-61. 4. The Deposition of Richard II. 5. Richard II and London. 6. The Parish Fraternities of Medieval London. 7. London and St. Paul's Cathedral in the Later Middle Ages. 8. The Travelling Saint: Zita of Lucca and England. 9. The Will as Autobiography: The Case of Thomas Salter, Priest. 10. Richard Whittington, the Man behind the Myth. 11. Ralph Holland and the London Radicals: 1438-1444. 12. The "Golden Age" of Women in Medieval London. 13. The Child in Medieval London: The Legal Evidence. 14. Johanna Hill (d. 1441) and Johanna Sturdy (d. c. 1460), Bell-Founders. 15. Centres of Conspicuous Consumption: The Aristocratic Townhouse in London, 1200-1500. 16. The Expansion of Education in Fifteenth-Century London . 17. Chivalry, Pageantry, and Merchant Culture in Medieval London. 18. The Political Culture of Medieval London. (Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture)

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Item Number: 147893
Title: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Author: McCormick, Carlo ; Eleanor Nairne
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9783836550376
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 40cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus. English-French-German text

Summary: Basquiat's expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. When asked about his subject matter, he answered " royalty, heroism and the streets"; his work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life. In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. At age 27, Basquiat, one of the most successful artists of his time, died of a drug overdose. This book allows an unprecedented insight into his art, with pristine reproduction of all his most seminal paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches. In large-scale format, the book offers vivid proximity to the artist's intricate marks and scribbled words, further illuminated by texts from writer and curator Carlo McCormick, a contemporary of Basquiat's on the New York scene, and curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne. Quotes by the artist and a richly illustrated biography follow up on all the important personal and historical connections.

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Item Number: 147888
Title: Il Paese di Moab nell'Età del Ferro
Author: Benedettucci, Francesco M
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9788875752910
Record created on 01/15/2018
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 88pp. illus. Italian text.

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Summary: The archaeological landscapes of the Reign of Moab in the Iron Age are outlined and illustrated with a high level of details, especially regarding the archaeological sites and the information collected during scientific activities on the field. Sites which are part of the ancient Reign of Moab, as well as those in which a phase related to it has been recognized or hypothesized are here discussed and analyzed, with a special attention dedicated to their geographical position and historical relevance. This volume is a good synthesis of bibliographic and archaeological information on the Reign of Moab, and also includes original contents. (Atlante del Vicino Oriente Antico, 1)

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Item Number: 147926
Title: High Society
Author: Bikker, J
Price: $41.00
ISBN: 9789462084261
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the completed restoration of Rembrandt’s magnificent portraits of the exuberantly dressed Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit with a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the life-size portrait. Over the centuries, powerful monarchs, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously rich burgers commissioned portraits of themselves arrayed in all their finery, preferably life-size, standing, full lengths, from the world’s most famous painters. This book presents exceptional life-size, standing portraits by the great masters, including Lucas Cranach the Elder, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Rembrandt and Velázquez. Rijksmuseum curator Jonathan Bikker describes the history, form and function of these portraits and recounts biographical details and lots of juicy gossip about the sitters. The book includes the splendid portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit that were recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre.

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Item Number: 147694
Title: Romanticism in the North : From Friedrich to Turner
Author: Blühm, Andres ; Werner Busch (et al)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789462582415
Record created on 12/21/2017
Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 224pp., 145 color illus. Exhibition held at Groninger Museum. English text.

Summary: During the Romantic Era landscape painting reached its height of popularity through artists such as J.M.W. Turner in Great Britain, Caspar David Friedrich in Germany and Johan Christian Dahl in Norway. Whilst to this day their paintings continue to fascinate our imagination, a whole new artistic vision emerged during this era which would prove to have a determining influence on modern art. It was then that painters – apart from carefully observing their natural environment – also started to look within, focusing on the inner self. Wild seas and volcanic eruptions; quiet moonlit nights and serene meadows. Landscapes can have both an historic dimension and feature traces of national history, as well as prompt a more religious, spiritual experience. In its varied manifestations landscape art remains an important genre within the visual arts. The influence of Romanticism is unmistakably omnipresent in our modern world. The movement, which included the arts as well as intellectual thought, swept through Europe from the late eighteenth century onwards. Romanticism in the North offers a broad overview of landscape painting from that epoch-making period. For the first time the Scandinavian and Dutch varieties of Romanticism are also placed within an international context to ask: how do these lesser known but highly gifted landscape artists relate to their more celebrated contemporaries?

Contents: Werner Busch, Northern Romantic Landscape Painting - An Introduction to its Problems ; David Jackson, Nordic Romantic Landscape - a Double Helix ; Jenny Reynaerts, Beyond Borders. Dutch Romantic Landscape Painting in a European Context ; Catalogue.

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Item Number: 147897
Title: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Author: Bolton, Andrew
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781588396457
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.

Summary: Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion's complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism, Heavenly Bodies probes what dress reveals about the state of religion and spirituality within contemporary culture, and how it may manifest--or subvert--Catholic values and ideology. Art objects, such as devotional paintings and altarpieces from The Met's collection, are presented alongside fashions from designers including Cristobal Balenciaga, Callot Soeurs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Madame Gres, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. The volume also presents a selection of ecclesiastical vestments and accessories from the Vatican collection, many of which have not been published before.

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Item Number: 147878
Title: Utopia's Doom : The 'Graal' as Paradise of Lust, the Sect of the Free Spirit and JHERONIMUS BOSCH's so-called 'Garden of Earthly Delights'
Author: Vandenbroeck Paul
Price: $108.00
ISBN: 9789042934689
Record created on 01/12/2018
Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 345pp. illus.

Summary: The so-called Garden of Delights by Jheronimus Bosch (c. 1450–1516), now located in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, was painted over half a millennium ago yet remains an absolutely iconic work in European art history. The highly complex and enigmatic image has frequently been interpreted as a paradisiacal utopia, in which people indulge playfully in erotic pleasure in harmony with nature. It is a visual utopia framed before Thomas More had actually coined the word in a book whose entirely unfrivolous blueprint for society could hardly differ more from Bosch’s phantasm. More traditional art historians have identified Bosch’s masterpiece as a painted warning against the sins of the body, more specifically that of ‘lust’, citing the image of Hell in the right wing in support. Paul Vandenbroeck argues that these two interpretations need not preclude one another: Bosch painted a phantasmagorical false paradise that leads inexorably to ruin. He drew his inspiration from folk ideas about a semi-earthly, semi-supernatural erotic paradise or Grail, in which those who entered could live in a dream-world of unbridled pleasure. But only until Judgement Day, upon which they would all wind up in Hell. As far as ‘right-thinking’ town-dwellers were concerned from their vantage point within a ‘bourgeois civilizing offensive’, belief in such an existence was dangerous, if not diabolical nonsense – tantamount to the ‘Cult of Adam’ and the indiscriminate sexual promiscuity of the late-medieval Sect of the Free Spirit. In large swathes of countryside throughout Europe, however, people were familiar with ‘ecstatics’, those ‘born with the caul’, who were able to access this other world. Bosch’s magisterial work is simultaneously a reflection on the first and last times, on passions and moral norms, human beings and Nature. A Nature which, although also part of God’s creation, was permeated with malevolent and highly dangerous sexual urges, which human beings were required to keep in check. For whom did Bosch paint this enormous triptych? Since the discoveries of Prof. J.K. Steppe of the Leuven University, art historians have tended to identify the patron as Henry III of Nassau or, more recently, his uncle, Engelbert II. This book presents an unexpected alternative hypothesis. (Art & Religion, 8)

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Item Number: 147794
Title: Otricoli, Santa Maria Assunta, collegiata insigne
Author: Branchetti, Maria Grazia
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9788898428687
Record created on 01/03/2018
Description: Foligno: Il Formichiere, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 155pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: Questa monografia dedicata alla chiesa collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta di Otricoli si articola in tre parti. La prima considera il monumento alla luce di documenti di recente riscoperta e sullo sfondo dei grandi eventi storici che ne hanno accompagnato l’esistenza. La seconda ha il carattere di una guida illustrata. La terza delinea un pro lo iconografico dei santi protettori di Otricoli secondo quanto tramandato dai dipinti ancora esistenti all’interno della chiesa. Le tre parti sono a se´ stanti ma si completano a vicenda. Opportuni rimandi ne collegano gli aspetti complementari. La monografia e` dotata inoltre di apparati conclusivi comprendenti un’ appendice documentaria, la bibliografia generale e l’indice dei nomi menzionati nel testo. La chiesa vanta una storia piu` che millenaria. Nell’impianto a capanna articolato in tre navate, oggi inglobato negli ampliamenti rinascimentali e barocchi, mostra caratteri riferibili al IX secolo, ma ne e` stata ipotizzata un’origine piu` antica. Come edificio di culto principale di un centro fortificato posto al confine tra Umbria e Lazio e sul tracciato della via consolare Flaminia, fu oggetto di particolare attenzione da parte dei pontefici romani, fin da eta` medievale. Il patrimonio artistico di cui e` depositaria dimostra la continuita` sistematica con la quale fu rinnovata e abbellita lungo tutto il corso della sua esistenza nell’osservanza delle funzioni liturgiche proprie di una collegiata. A renderne l’aspetto solenne e ricco di decoro concorsero, nel tempo, artisti di diversa formazione. Molto forti risultano comunque, dal punto di vista della cultura di riferimento, il legame con il territorio di appartenenza e l’influenza di Roma. Fonti documentarie di recente acquisizione hanno consentito di raccogliere nuove informazioni sulla vicenda moderna dell’edificio a partire dall’evento del Giubileo del 1500 e fino alla prima meta` dell’Ottocento.

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Item Number: 147876
Title: Medieval Bruges c. 850–1550
Author: Brown, Andrew (et al)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781108419659
Record created on 01/12/2018
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, illus.

Contents: 1. Origins and early history Jan Dumolyn, Georges Declercq, Brigitte Meijns, Bieke Hillewaert, Yann Hollevoet, Marc Ryckaert and Wim De Clercq. 2. The urban landscape I - c.1100-c.1275 Jan Dumolyn, Marc Ryckaert, Brigitte Meijns, Heidi Deneweth and Luc Devliegher. 3. Production, markets and socio-economic structures I - c.1100-c.1320 Peter Stabel, Jeroen Puttevils and Jan Dumolyn. 4. Social groups, political power and institutions, c.1100-1304 Jan Dumolyn, Georges Declercq and Jelle Haemers. 5. The urban landscape II - c.1275-c.1500 Jan Dumolyn, Marc Ryckaert, Heidi Deneweth, Luc Devliegher and Guy Dupont. 6. Production, markets and socio-economic structures II - c.1320-c.1500 Peter Stabel, Jeroen Puttevils, Jan Dumolyn, Bart Lambert, James M. Murray and Guy Dupont. 7. Political power and social groups, c.1300-c.1500 Jan Dumolyn, Frederik Buylaert, Guy Dupont, Jelle Haemers and Andy Ramandt. 8. Religious practices c.1200-1500 Andrew Brown and Hendrik Callewier. 9. Texts, images and sounds in the urban environment, c.1100-c.1500 Maximiliaan P. J. Martens, Johan Oosterman, Nele Gabriëls, Andrew Brown and Hendrik Callewier. 10. Bruges in the sixteenth century - a 'return to normalcy' Ludo Vandamme, Peter Stabel, Jan Dumolyn, Andrew Brown, Maximiliaan P. J. Martens, Nele Gabriëls and Johan Oosterman. Conclusion - Bruges within the medieval urban landscape Andrew Brown and Jan Dumolyn.

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Item Number: 147939
Title: BULGARI : Treasures of Rome
Author: Meylan, Vincent
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781851498796
Record created on 01/19/2018
Available March 2018
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Description: Woodbridge: ACC Art Books, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 296pp., 177 color, 53 b&w illus.

Summary: A piece of jewellery is more than an arrangement of precious stones - it is a story. This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan, has written his latest book. Now, with unparalleled access to the Bulgari archives, Meylan guides us on an intimate journey through the lives of the clients, both famous and infamous, who have given this pre-eminent Mediterranean jeweller their patronage. Their client roster reflects their prestige. Nobility and celebrity intermingle; the Countess di Frasso shopped at Bulgari with her Hollywood superstar-beau, Gary Cooper, as did the Infanta Beatriz of Spain and Princess Maria José of Belgium. Richard Burton wooed Elizabeth Taylor with glittering Bulgari jewels, while the decadent marriage of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian featured Bulgari wedding rings. But these jewels tell tales of many genres, not just romance: from exiled Iranian Shahs to Count Cini of Monselice, held for ransom by the SS and released in exchange for Bulgari jewels. Each story is retold with Vincent Meylan's characteristic verve, embellished with original pictures from the archives. Chapters are dedicated to wealthy customers, but also to the stones themselves, tracing the evolution of this iconic Roman company through history, and the development of their jewellery from mine, to workshop, to model.

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Item Number: 147644
Title: Tradition & Transitions : Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection
Author: Clark, Alvin L. Jr
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9780991262519
Record created on 12/14/2017
Description: Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 701pp. prof. illus., most in color. Published on occasion of the exhibition held at Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

Summary: (From the Introduction by Alvin L. Clark, Jr) This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide the visitor and reader with an exploration of the "tradition and transitions" of manners and themes that formed and shifted throughout the art of eighteenth-century France. Examples of works that reveal both the concurrent and successive styles of the long eighteenth-century of French draftsmanship from Charles de La Fosse and Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet at the end of the seventeenth century to the genesis of the Rococo (Claude Gillot, Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Le Moyne) and the Generation of 1700 (Edme Bouchardon, François Boucher, Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, Jacques Dumont, CharlesJoseph Natoire, Pierre-Hubert Subleyras, the Vanloos, which took the French School to its early maturity. Their students, particularly Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Hubert Robert, benefited from and greatly expanded upon this rich inheritance as some of their contemporaries (Charles-Nicolas Cochin le jeune, Joseph-Marie Vien, Jean-Baptiste Deshays, Gabriel-François Doyen) simultaneously searched for a new, less florid mode of expression that eventually led to the Neoclassicism of JacquesLouis David and his generation in the closing decades of the century. Their students then explored stylistic and thematic variations of that manner into the next century. The wealth of this collection enables visitors to see a full array of the art made within these successive generations by well-known masters as well as by lesser-known artists who were often considered to be their equals in their own time. It also reveals the large variety of regional styles from artists working in important centers other than Paris-for example, Lorraine ( Jean-Baptiste Le Prince), Lyon ( Jean-Jacques de Boissieu), Rouen ( Jouvenet, Jean II Restout, Jean-JacquesFrançois Le Barbier), and both Languedoc and Provence in the south (Hyacinthe Rigaud, Antoine Rivalz, Natoire, Vien)-as well as the development of impressive artistic dynasties (Parrocels, Vanloos, Jouvenet-Restout-Hallé). Although a large proportion of the drawings in the present exhibition is related to various stages in the genesis and presentation of complex historical, religious, and mythological works considered to be at the apex of the academic hierarchy, the variety of different kinds of drawings in The Horvitz Collection (academic studies, portraits, designs for book illustrations, genre, landscapes, and animal and nature studies) is reflected in both the show and in the catalogue's appendix. Additionally, for the first time, this exhibition also includes a selection of paintings and sculptures that provides an opportunity to highlight this less well-known aspect of the collection.

Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements, Alvin L. Clark, Jr. ; Preface - Building a Collection, Building Your Collection,Pierre Rosenberg ; Marianne Roland Michel and Eighteenth-Century French Art, Christian Michel ; Interview with Jeffrey E. Horvitz ; Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Christophe Leribault, Catalogue of the Exhibition - List of Contributors - Drawings - Sculptures - Paintings - Notes to the Catalogue ; Appendices and Indices - Appendix of Eighteenth-Century Pastels - Appendix of Other Early French Art in The Horvitz Collection - Index of Former Owners - Index of Cited Works - Index of Artists Names.

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Item Number: 147946
Title: Critical Perspectives on Roman Baroque Sculpture
Author: Colantuono, Anthony ; Steven F. Ostrow (eds)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780271061733
Record created on 01/19/2018
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Description: University Park: Pennsylvania Sate University Press, 2018. 26cm., pbk, 272pp., 110 illus. Paperback reprint of 2014 edition.

Contents: The "Accademia dei Scultori" in Late Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Rome, Peter M. Lukehart ; Francesco Mochi: Stone and Scale, Michael Cole ; Impossible Apostles: Francesco Mochi's Saint Peter and Saint Paul for S. Paolo fuori le mura, Estelle Lingo ; The Poetry of Atomism: Duquesnoy, Poussin, and the Song of Silenus, Anthony Colantuono ; Orfeo Boselli's Osservationi della scoltura antica: A Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Sculpture, Its Purpose, and Its Descent into Obscurity, Maria Cristina Fortunati ; The Sculptural Altarpiece and Its Vicissitudes in the Roman Church Interior: Renaissance Through Baroque, Damian Dombrowski ; "For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men": Alessandro Algardi's Beheading of Saint Paul and the Theatricality of Martyrdom, Maarten Delbeke ; "Appearing to be what they are not": Bernini's Reliefs in Theory and Practice, Steven F. Ostrow ; The Poisoned Present: A New Reading of Gianlorenzo Bernini's Rape of Proserpina, Christina Strunck ; "Humoring" the Antique: Michel Anguier and the Physiological Interpretation of Ancient Greek Sculpture, Julia K. Dabbs ; On Causes and Effects: Imitating Nature in Seventeenth-Century Sculpture Between Rome and Paris, Aline Magnien.

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Item Number: 147655
Title: Palazzi del Cinquecento a Roma
Author: Conforti, Claudia ; Giovanna Sapori (eds)
Price: $250.00
ISBN: 9788891314772
Record created on 12/17/2017
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2017. 29cm., pbk., ca. 400pp. illus.

Contents: Giovanna Sapori, Botteghe, équipes e cantieri nei palazzi romani (1540-1570) - Perino del Vaga, Salviati, Vasari e Zuccari ; Sonia Amadio, Allestire una parete - disegni per la decorazione ad affresco nei palazzi romani ; Paola Picardi, La decorazione dei palazzi farnesiani alla metà del Cinquecento ; Nicolas Cordon, Artifices et paradoxes. Daniele da Volterra et les decors de stuc en très haut relief ; Jan L. de Jong, Paintings in palaces - descriptions and inscriptions ; Patrizia Di Benedetti, Giovanna Sapori, Una banca dati sulla decorazione dei palazzi fra 1540 e 1570 ; Beatrice Cirulli, I palazzi descritti e illustrati nelle guide di Roma del Cinquecento ; Patrizia Di Benedetti, La rappresentazione dei palazzi romani nelle incisioni del Cinquecento ; Ludovica Tiberti, Le incisioni di palazzi nel mercato delle stampe a Roma tra Cinque e Seicento ; Ilaria Sferrazza, Palazzi di Roma de più celebri architetti - Pietro Ferrerio pittore e architetto ; Christoph Luitpold Frommel, Il palazzo italiano prima del Sacco di Roma (1527) ; Federico Bellini, Il portale nel palazzo romano ; Nicoletta Marconi, L' ornamento lapideo ; Micaela Antonucci, Tutto passa per le scale - la scala nei palazzi romani ; Carla Trovini, Stalle e rimesse nei palazzi romani ; Claudia Conforti, Maria Grazia D' Amelio, Di cieli e di palchi - soffitti lignei a lacunari in Roma moderna ; Claudia Conforti, Maria Grazia D' Amelio, Camini dei palazzi romani. (Bollettino d'Arte - Volume Speciale)

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Item Number: 146015
Title: Grave Landscapes : The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement
Author: Cothran, James R. ; Erica Danylchak
Price: $49.99
ISBN: 9781611177985
Record created on 06/15/2017
Description: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 272pp., 110 color, 51 b&w illus.

Summary: During the Industrial Revolution people flocked to American cities. Overcrowding in these areas led to packed urban graveyards that were not only unsightly, but were also a source of public health fears. The solution was a revolutionary new type of American burial ground located in the countryside just beyond the city. This rural cemetery movement, which featured beautifully landscaped grounds and sculptural monuments, is documented by James R. Cothran and Erica Danylchak in Grave Landscapes. The movement began in Boston, where a group of reformers that included members of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society were grappling with the city's mounting burial crisis. Inspired by the naturalistic garden style and melancholy-infused commemorative landscapes that had emerged in Europe, the group established a burial ground outside of Boston on an expansive tract of undulating, wooded land and added meandering roadways, picturesque ponds, ornamental trees and shrubs, and consoling memorials. They named it Mount Auburn and officially dedicated it as a rural cemetery. This groundbreaking endeavor set a powerful precedent that prompted the creation of similarly landscaped rural cemeteries outside of growing cities first in the Northeast, then in the Midwest and South, and later in the West. These burial landscapes became a cultural phenomenon attracting not only mourners seeking solace, but also urbanites seeking relief from the frenetic confines of the city. This beautifully illustrated volume features more than 150 historic photographs, stereographs, postcards, engravings, maps, and contemporary images that illuminate the inspiration for rural cemeteries, their physical evolution, and the nature of the landscapes they inspired. Extended profiles of twenty-four rural cemeteries reveal the cursive design features of this distinctive landscape type prior to the American Civil War and its evolution afterward. Grave Landscapes details rural cemetery design characteristics to facilitate their identification and preservation and places rural cemeteries into the broader context of American landscape design to encourage appreciation of their broader influence on the design of public spaces.

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Item Number: 147919
Title: Art for Animals : Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870–1914
Author: Cronin, J. Keri
Price: $94.95
ISBN: 9780271080093
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Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 53 b&w illus.

Summary: Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public’s understanding of what it means to be “kind,” “cruel,” and “inhumane” toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. Following in the footsteps of earlier-formed organizations like the RSPCA and ASPCA, animal advocacy groups such as the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection made significant use of visual art in literature and campaign materials. But, enabled by new and improved technologies and techniques, they took the imagery much further than their predecessors, turning toward vivid, pointed, and at times graphic depictions of human-animal interactions. Keri Cronin explains why the activist community embraced this approach, details how the use of such tools played a critical role in educational and reform movements in the United States, Canada, and England, and traces their impact in public and private spaces. Far from being peripheral illustrations of points articulated in written texts or argued in impassioned speeches, these photographs, prints, paintings, exhibitions, “magic lantern” slides, and films were key components of animal advocacy at the time, both educating the general public and creating a sense of shared identity among the reformers. Uniquely focused on imagery from the early days of the animal rights movement and filled with striking visuals, Art for Animals sheds new light on the history and development of modern animal advocacy. (Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures)

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Item Number: 145578
Title: Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes
Author: Daehner, Jens M. (et al)
Price: $82.50
ISBN: 9781606065419
Record created on 05/09/2017
Description: Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 492pp. illus.

Summary: The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World.

Contents: 1. The Bronze Athlete from Ephesos, Georg A. Plattner, Kurt Gschwantler, and Bettina Vak. 2. Was the Colossus of Rhodes Cast in Courses or in Large Sections?, Ursula Vedder. 3. Bronzes from the Aegean Sea: A Reassessment of Old and New Finds, George Koutsouflakis. 4. A Royal Macedonian Portrait Head from the Sea off Kalymnos, Olga Palagia. 5. The Bronze Head of Arsinoë III in Mantua and the Typology of Ptolemaic Divinization on the Archelaos Relief, Patricia A. Butz. 6. The Apollo from Salerno: Hellenistic Influence in Southern Italy, Silvia Pacifico. 7. Tiberius from Herculaneum: Methods of Assembling a Monumental Bronze Portrait, Erik Risser and David Saunders. 8. When a Statue Is Not a Statue, Carol C. Mattusch. 9. More Than Holes! An Unconventional Perspective of the "Greek Revolution" in Bronze Statuary, Gianfranco Adornato. 10. Polykleitos and His Followers at Work: How the Doryphoros Was Used, Kyoko Sengoku-Haga, Sae Buseki, Min Lu, Shintaro Ono, Takeshi Oishi, Takeshi Masuda, and Katsushi Ikeuchi. 11. Looking at the Bronze of Lost Sculptures: The Reception of the Delphic Monument of the Admirals in the Imperial Age, Eva Falaschi. 12. Mobility and Migration: Issues Concerning Itinerant Sculptors, Martin Horne. 13. Assertions by the Portable: What Can Bronze Statuettes Tell Us about Major Classical Sculpture?, Beryl Barr-Sharrar. 14. The Use of Inlays in Early Greek Bronzes, Seán Hemingway and Dorothy H. Abramitis. 15. The Poet as Artisan: A Hellenistic Bronze Statuette in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Elizabeth McGowan. 16. The Paramythia Bronzes: Expressions of Cultural Identity in Roman Epirus, Heather Sharpe. 17. Roman Bronze Figurines of Deities in the National Archaeological Museum of the Marche (Ancona), Nicoletta Frapiccini. 18. Function and Use of Roman Medium-Sized Statuettes in the Northwestern Provinces, Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann. 19. Through Celts and Romans: Technology and Symbolism of Bronze Enameled Roosters, Federica Grossi. 20. Representations of Zeus/Jupiter in Bronze Statuettes from Albania, Sabina Veseli. 21. The Influence of East and West on Bronze Objects Found in Central Anatolia: Small Bronze Finds from Kaman-Kalehöyük, Alice Boccia Paterakis and Sachihiro Omura. 22. The Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler in the National Museum of Iran, Gunvor Lindström. 23. The Influence of Bronze-Working on Roman Provincial Stone Sculpture: The Case of Palmyra, Fred C. Albertson. 24. Bronze Vessels from the Acropolis and the Definition of the Athenian Production in Archaic and Early Classical Periods, Chiara Tarditi. 25. Bronze Vessels and Related Instrumenta at Delphi: Remarks on Morphology, Provenance, and Chronology, Valeria Meirano. 26. Toward the Derveni Krater: On the Rarity of Large Bronze Vessels of the Archaic and Classical Periods Bearing Large Figural Registers, Jasper Gaunt. 27. Iconography of the Sea World on Late Hellenistic Bronze Vessels, Klara De Decker. 28. An Anthropomorphic Vessel in the National Museum of Beirut, Zeina Fani. 29. Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Influence in the Consolidation of Fatimid Metalware, Ayala Lester. 30. Minoan Status Symbols: Tweezers, "Weaving Hooks," and Cosmetic Scrapers- Susan C. Ferrence and Alessandra Giumlia-Mair. 31. Bronze Trees from the Greek to the Roman World, Marina Castoldi. 32. Bronze Medical and Writing Cases in Classical and Hellenistic Macedonia, Despina Ignatiadou. 33. A Group of Items from the Campana Collection as an Example of Nineteenth-Century Restoration, Nadežda P. Gulyaeva. 34. Roman Silhouette Figures: A Contribution to Music Archaeology?, Norbert Franken. 35. Sustainable Conservation of Bronze Artworks: Advanced Research in Materials Science, Maria Pia Casaletto and Vilma Basilissi. 36. Investigating Ancient "Bronzes": Non-Destructive Analysis of Copper-Based Alloys, Robert H. Tykot. 37. A Scientific Assessment of the Long-Term Protection of Incralac Coatings on Ancient Bronze Collections in the National Archaeological Museum and the Epigraphic and Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece, Stamatis C. Boyatzis,Andriana Veve, Galateia Kriezi, Georgia Karamargiou, Elena Kontou, and Vasilike Argyropoulos. 38. New Approaches in Stabilizing Chloride-Contaminated Ancient Bronzes Using Corrosion Inhibitors and/or Electrochemical Methods to Preserve Information in the Patinas, Vasilike Argyropoulos, Soussani Mavroforaki, Maria Giannoulaki,Stamatis C. Boyatzis, Thanasis Karabotsos, Aggeliki Zacharopoulou, and Elodie Guilminot. 39. Conservation Treatments and Archaeometallurgical Insights on the Medici Riccardi Horse Head, Nicola Salvioli, Stefano Sarri, Juri Agresti, Iacopo Osticioli,and Salvatore Siano. 40. The Cleveland Apollo: Recent Research and Revelations, Colleen Snyder,Ernst Pernicka, and Peter Northover. 41. The Getty Herm of Dionysos: Technical Observations, Review, and Interpretation, Jeffrey Maish. 42. A Technological Reexamination of the Piombino Apollo, Benoît Mille and Sophie Descamps-Lequime. 43. New Results on the Alloys of the Croatian Apoxyomenos, Iskra Karniš Vidovi? and Benoît Mille. 44. The Bronze Sculpture of Alexander the Great on Horseback: An Archaeometallurgical Study, Salvatore Siano, Luigia Melillo, Stefano Sarri, and Juri Agresti. 45. The Auloi from Meroë: Preliminary Notes on the Conservation, Technical Examination, and Interpretation of a Cache of Ancient Musical Instruments, Susanne Gänsicke and Stefan Hagel. 46. A Defined Protocol for In Situ Micro-XRF Compositional Analysis of Bronze Figurines from the National Museum of Damascus, Syria, V. Kantarelou, A. G. Karydas, L. Mahfoud, A. Qurdab, M. Al-Saadi, and V. Argyropoulos. 47. Is There an Ultimate Authority in Authenticity? Testing and Retesting Alexander the Great, Lisa Anderson, Katherine Eremin, Henry Lie, Francesca Bewer, and Patrick Degryse.

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Item Number: 147896
Title: Fonthill Recovered: A Cultural History
Author: Dakers, Caroline (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781787350465
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: UCL Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 382pp. illus.

Summary: Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.

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Item Number: 147941
Title: Il papato e l’approvvigionamento idrico e alimentare di Roma tra la tarda antichità e l’alto Medioevo
Author: De Francesco, D
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9788871488248
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Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 140pp. illus. Contents: Capitolo I - Dalle Frumentationes alla fondazione delle domuscultae papali. 1 - Annona e frumentationes. 2 - Dall'età costantiniana all'epoca di Teodorico. 3 - Dal pontificato di Gelasio a quello di Sabiniano. 4 - Tra VI e VIII secolo: l'istituzione delle diaconie. 5 - Tra VII e VIII secolo: riorganizzazione del patrimonio fondiario ecclesiastico e tendenza all'autorifornimento regionale. 6 - La fondazione delle domuscultae papali. Capitolo II - Il papato tra il restauro degli acquedotti e il patrocinio della molitura ad acqua. 1 - La cura delle acque e il restauro degli acquedotti in epoca tardoantica. 2 - I restauri dell'Aqua Traiana ad opera di Onorio I. 3 - I restauri di Adriano I e di Gregorio IV ai mulini del Gianicolo. 4 - L'itinerario di Einsiedeln e i mulini del Gianicolo. 5 - Il mulino presso S. Maria in Cosmedin. 6 - L'iscrizione di S. Maria in Domnica. 7 - I primi impianti per la molitura nel territorio romano: gli aquimola della massa Camustis. 8 - Mulini e domuscultae. Capitolo III - Il papato tra balnea, battisteri, pozzi e fontane: l'uso dell'acqua nella Roma altomedievale. 1 - I restauri di Adriano I agli acquedotti. 2 - Balnea e Chiesa romana. 3 - I primi balnea proprietà della Chiesa romana. 4 - I primi balnea costruiti per iniziativa ecclesiastica. 5 - Il balneum del Laterano. 6 - I balnea della basilica di S. Pietro. 7 - La diaconia di S. Angelo in Pescheria. 8 - Il balneum della Crypta Balbi. 9 - L'uso dell'acqua per i battisteri. 10 - Pozzi, cisterne, fontane nella Roma altomedievale.
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Item Number: 145138
Title: Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court
Author: De la Puente Luna, Jose Carlos
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9781477314432
Record created on 04/06/2017
Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 416pp. illus.

Summary: After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans undertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the sovereign's absolute authority would guarantee that justice would be done and service would receive its due reward. As they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerindian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the expanding Habsburg realm's imaginary and gave the modern global age its defining character. Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers' dramatic experiences, while simultaneously highlighting their profound influences on the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spain's American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys) also helped to shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new power structures and institutions, as well as novel ways of being urban, Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated and defended their own views regarding the legal and political character of the "Republic of the Indians," they became state-builders of a special kind, cocreating the colonial order.

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Item Number: 145139
Title: Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court
Author: De la Puente Luna, Jose Carlos
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9781477314869
Record created on 04/06/2017
Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 416pp. illus.
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Item Number: 147898
Title: TACITA DEAN : Landscape, Portrait, Still Life
Author: Harris, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781910350874
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 224pp., 200 color illus.

Summary: British artist Tacita Dean (born 1964) first came to the attention of the art world with her surrealistic 16-mm film “The Story of Beard” (1992), making a name for herself as part of the Young British Artists generation—even if Dean’s slow, subtle films would seem to have little in common with the raucous works of her peers. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a vocal advocate for the medium of film. In 2018, Dean brings major exhibitions to three of London’s leading art institutions: the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. Each exhibition will provide an encounter with the filmmaker’s work through a different lens: landscape, portrait and still life. Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life unites the three exhibitions in one stunning survey volume. Works drawn from Dean’s entire career to the present day are brought together with texts by leading writers Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst and Ali Smith providing unique insights into Dean’s vision.

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Item Number: 147900
Title: The Queen's Embroiderer : A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
Author: DeJean, Joan
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781632864741
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp. illus.

Summary: Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this backdrop, two families, the Magoulets and the Chevrots, rose to prominence only to plummet in the first stock market crash. One family built its name on the burgeoning financial industry, the other as master embroiderers for Queen Marie-Thérèse and her husband, King Louis XIV. Both patriarchs were ruthless money-mongers, determined to strike it rich by arranging marriages for their children. But in a Shakespearean twist, two of their children fell in love. To remain together, Louise Magoulet and Louis Chevrot fought their fathers' rage and abuse. A real-life heroine, Louise took on Magoulet, Chevrot, the police, an army regiment, and the French Indies Company to stay with the man she loved. Following these families from 1600 until the Revolution of 1789, Joan DeJean recreates the larger-than-life personalities of Versailles, where displaying wealth was a power game; the sordid cells of the Bastille; the Louisiana territory, where Frenchwomen were forcibly sent to marry colonists; and the legendary "Wall Street of Paris," Rue Quincampoix, a world of high finance uncannily similar to what we know now. The Queen's Embroiderer is both a story of star-crossed love in the most beautiful city in the world and a cautionary tale of greed and the dangerous lure of windfall profits. And every bit of it is true.

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Item Number: 147921
Title: The Good Lands: Canada Through the Eyes of Its Artists
Author: Dickenson, Victoria
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781773270241
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, 2018. 27 x 28cm., hardcover, 288pp. illus.

Summary: Fifty years ago, Canada celebrated its hundredth anniversary of Confederation. At Expo 67, in communities across the country, we celebrated our coming of age as a modern, bilingual, bicultural nation--a place where anyone from any culture could thrive. But beneath the applause and the cheerful music was a darker note. In his public address at the festivities, Chief Dan George lamented what Canada's centennial did not celebrate: the colonization and marginalization of Indigenous peoples who lived on these "good lands." Now in the year of Canada's 150th birthday, we honour a new understanding of our past. We have begun--at long last--to share in a process of national reconciliation and to come together to reimagine our contribution to a global future. Artists give form and meaning to both the land and the invisible landscape of the spirit, both the past and the future. The works of Canada's artists--both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, historical and contemporary--invite us to see our country and our place within it with new eyes. This book celebrates their visions, as well as the good lands we have shared and shaped for millennia that, in turn, have shaped us.

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Item Number: 147938
Title: CHRISTOPHER DRESSER Textiles
Author: Lyons, Harry
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781851498826
Record created on 01/19/2018
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Description: Woodbridge: ACC Art Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 128pp. illus.

Summary: Dr Christopher Dresser is best remembered for his pioneering advances in design and associated technology. In the new industrial world of the nineteenth century, Dresser was the first designer to understand that machinery was a good servant but a poor master; he made it his business to understand how machines worked. His success gained him credibility. Dresser became a sought-after consultant to several textile manufacturers, most notably Barlow & Jones, Tootal, Warner & Sons, Turnbull & Stockdale, and Wardle, which allowed him to establish the largest design practice in Britain by 1870. Equally, it was his success in promoting textiles at affordable prices that attracted his popular following in the press. Unlike his contemporaries, he was interested in making designs available to everyone. Despite being the first Victorian to address the decorative needs of all the population, there is a severe lack of appreciation for Dresser's work - whose influence can be found in many textiles that we take for granted today. This book redresses that balance, giving Dresser the monograph he deserves.

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Item Number: 147904
Title: The Roman Retail Revolution
Author: Ellis, Steven J.R
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780198769934
Record created on 01/16/2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp., 84 illus.

Summary: Tabernae were ubiquitous in all Roman cities, lining the busiest streets and dominating their most crowded intersections in numbers far exceeding those of any other form of building. That they played a vital role in the operation of the city, and indeed in the very definition of urbanization in ancient Rome, is a point too often under-appreciated in Roman studies, and one which bears fruitful further exploration. The Roman Retail Revolution offers a thorough investigation into the social and economic worlds of the Roman shop, focusing on food and drink outlets in particular. Combining critical analysis of both archaeological material and textual sources, it challenges many of the conventional ideas about the place of retailing in the Roman city and unravels the historical development of tabernae to identify three major waves or revolutions in the shaping of retail landscapes. The volume is underpinned by two new and important bodies of evidence: the first generated from the University of Cincinnati's recent archaeological excavations into a Pompeian neighborhood of close to twenty shop-fronts, and the second resulting from a field-survey of the retail landscapes of more than a hundred cities from across the Roman world. The richness of this information, combined with the volume's interdisciplinary approach to the lives of the Roman sub-elite, results in a refreshingly original look at the history of retailing and urbanism in the Roman world.

Contents: 1. An Introduction to Roman Retailing. 2. The Archaeology of Roman Retail Outlets: The Structure and Shape of Shops and Bars. 3. Roman Retail Landscapes: Investment, Profit, and Place. 4. The First Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail in the 2nd Century BCE. 5. The Second Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Specialization (from Shops to Bars). 6. The Third Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Homogenization. 7. The Role of Retail in the Roman City.

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Item Number: 147047
Title: Ritratto di una virtuosa canterina : Eleonora Baroni e il pittore FABIO DELLA CORGNA al tempo dei Barberini
Author: Galassi, Cristina
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9788897738589
Record created on 10/18/2017
Description: Passignano: Aguaplano, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.

Summary: Nel 1639 veniva edita a Bracciano una brillante raccolta di componimenti poetici dedicati a una celebre virtuosa del tempo, Eleonora Baroni, intitolata Applausi poetici alle glorie della signora Leonora Baroni. Tra i sonetti, composti per l'occasione dai più noti poeti e letterati della Roma barocca, in italiano, latino, spagnolo e francese, e disposti in ordine alfabetico per autore, spicca quello a firma di monsignor Giulio Rospigliosi, l'alto prelato animatore del Teatro Barberini che, nel 1667, sarebbe asceso al Soglio pontificio col nome di Clemente IX e che in questa raccolta, con lucida e brillante verve descrittiva, celebrò il ritratto della cantante e musicista realizzato dall'artista perugino Fabio della Corgna. Nel volume Cristina Galassi ricostruisce le biografie del pittore e della musicista ritratta, indaga la complessa vicenda del dipinto e discute brillantemente il tema della pittura encomiastica nella Roma al tempo dei Barberini.

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Item Number: 147908
Title: Cities and Metaphors ; Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space
Author: Falahat, Someiyeh
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9780415728225
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp., 20 b&w illus.

Summary: In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space into a generic scientific framework. Phenomenological characteristics have consequently been ignored rather than integrated into theoretical components. The book argues that this results from a lack of appropriate conceptual vocabulary in our global body of scholarly literature. It challenges existing theories, introduces and applies the urban concept of Hezar-tu to rethink the spaces of Fez, Isfahan and Tunis. This tool inverts the principles of conceptualising urban space and constructs a staging-post towards a different articulation based on in-between spaces rather than nodes, a logic of ambiguity rather than determinacy, and interior rather than exterior thinking. The book thus shows that new concepts derived from local contexts enable us to tailor our methods and theoretical structures to the idiosyncrasies of each city while retaining the global commonalities of all.

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Item Number: 147944
Title: Arte Povera Seen by Ingvild Goetz
Author: Fogle, Douglas ; Chiara Vecchiarelli
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783906915050
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Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 272pp., 223 color, 133 b&w illus.

Summary: This publication celebrates Ingvild Goetz’s longstanding passion for art and collecting, documenting the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in New York in the fall of 2017. An extensive chronology provides an in-depth view of Goetz’s history with the Arte Povera movement as a gallerist in the 1970s and 1980s and, subsequently, as a collector. Read alongside a conversation with Goetz herself, the publication profiles the collector’s personal relationship with the Italian art movement and its artists, detailing the evolution of her own extensive collection. The book includes previously unpublished archival materials that trace the evolution of Goetz’s collection, as well as newly commissioned essays from curators Douglas Fogle and Chiara Vecchiarelli. Fogle explores the connection of Arte Povera and American post-minimalist movements more widely of the 1960s and 1970s. Vecchiarelli, for her part, examines the history of the galleries and dealers who first presented Arte Povera and their influence on the evolution of the movement. Artists included: Claudio Abate, Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Giorgio Colombo, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Paolo Mussat Sartor, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giovanni Prini, and Gilberto Zorio.

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Item Number: 147887
Title: Making Art History in Europe After 1945
Author: de Haro Garcia, Noemi (et al)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815393795
Record created on 01/14/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336pp. illus. (Studies in Art Historiography.)
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Item Number: 147886
Title: Separating Sheep from Goats : Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America
Author: Giuffrida, Noelle
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780520297425
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Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 280pp. illus.

Summary: Separating Sheep from Goats investigates the history of collecting and exhibiting Chinese art through the lens of the career of renowned American curator and museum director Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008). Drawing upon artworks and archival materials, Noelle Giuffrida excavates an international society of collectors, dealers, curators, and scholars who comprised the art world in which Lee operated. From his early training in Michigan and his work in occupied Japan as a monuments man to his acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications for museums in Detroit, Seattle, and Cleveland, this study traces how Lee shaped public and scholarly understandings of Chinese art. (Ben and A. Jess Shenson Endowment Fund in Visual and Performing Arts)

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Item Number: 147920
Title: Northern Light : Landscape, Photography and Evocations of the North
Author: Goldie, Chris ; Darcy White (eds)
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9783837639759
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Berlin: Transcript Verlag, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, ca. 230pp. prof. illus. English text.

Summary: These essays confirm the continued relevance of 'north' as a site of cultural practice and artistic endeavour. If northern regions are tangible realities, the place of varied topography, light, climate, and biogeography, the location of distinct peoples and culture, typically they have been depicted through the traditions of northern landscape representation and the cultural narratives of an era. These discussions – focusing on Scotland, Northern England, Northern Europe, Siberia, the Arctic and Nordic lands – by photographic practitioners as well as theorists, explore and question this tradition, considering landscape as experience, reinterpreting notions of wilderness, emptiness and the sublime.

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Item Number: 147932
Title: Bewegte Zeiten : Der Bildhauer ERASMUS GRASSER (um 1450-1518)
Author: Eikelmann, Renate (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783777430577
Record created on 01/18/2018
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Description: München: Hirmer, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp., 400 illus. Exhibition held at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München

Summary: Erasmus Grasser zählt zu den ganz großen spätgotischen Bildhauern. Bekannt ist er heute vor allem durch seine Münchner Moriskentänzer. Der opulente Band vereint Grassers Hauptwerke in faszinierenden Neuaufnahmen und gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über Leben und Schaffen des Ausnahmekünstlers im Dienste der Machtstrategien des Münchner Herzoghofs. Schon Erasmus Grassers erster öffentlicher Auftrag von 1480 war ein Paukenschlag: Seitdem gaben seine berühmten Moriskentänzer dem Tanzsaal des Alten Münchner Rathauses ein expressiv individuelles Gepräge. Was folgte, war eine beispielhafte Karriere, die der Band lebendig und kenntnisreich nachzeichnet. Neben Grassers Künstlerleben im Kontext seiner Zeit stehen Hauptwerke wie das Chorgestühl der Frauenkirche, das prächtige Retabel der Wallfahrtskirche in Ramersdorf oder der St. Peter-Altar im Fokus, dessen Petrus-Figur erstmals seit Jahrhunderten wieder mit den zugehörigen Tafelgemälden Jan Polacks zusammengeführt wird.

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Item Number: 146485
Title: Tomb and Temple: Reimagining the Sacred Buildings of Jerusalem
Author: Griffith-Jones, Robin ; Eric Fernie (eds)
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9781783272808
Record created on 08/14/2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 68 color, 124 b&w illus. Papers presented at a conference held at Courtauld Institute of Art, 15-16 March 2013.

Contents: Public, private and political Devotion - Re-presenting the Sepulchre ; The Building of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Design, Depiction and the Pilgrim Church of Compostela ; Medieval Muslim Veneration of the Dome of the Rock ; The Temple as Symbol, the Temple as Metaphor - contrasting Eastern and Western Re-imaginings ; Spiral Columns and the Temple of Solomon ; Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin and the Temple at Jerusalem in the Italian Renaissance Imagination ; 'I have defeated you, Solomon' ; Saint James the Just - Sacral Topgraphy in Jerusalem and Constantinople ; Jerusalem in the Caucasus? ; Holy Russia and the 'Jerusalem Idea' ; Jerusalem and the Ethiopian Church - the Evidence of Roha (Lalibela) ; The Origins and Meaning of the Ethiopian Circular Church - Fresh Explorations ; Arculf's Circles, Aachen's Octagon, Germigny's Cube - Three Riddles from Northern Europe ; Representations of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Military Orders and the Idea of the Holy Sepulchre ; The English Round Church Movement ; The Use and Meaning of the Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Round Churches of England ; Jerusalem in London - the New Temple Church ; Commemorating the Rotunda in the Round - The Medieval Latin Liturgy of the Holy Sepulchre and its Performance in the West ; The Temple Church in the Crusades. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 146793
Title: GREGOIRE GUERARD : un peintre oublié de la Renaissance européenne
Author: Elsig, Frederic
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836637393
Record created on 09/22/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 160pp., 200 color illus. French text.

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

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Item Number: 144861
Title: The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument
Author: Gunsch, Kathryn Wysocki
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781472451552
Record created on 03/17/2017
Description: London-New York: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 245pp., 179 b&w illus.

Summary: The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly 850 bronze plaques that were installed in the court of the Benin kingdom at the moment of its greatest political power and geographic reach. By examining European accounts, Benin oral histories, and the physical evidence of the extant plaques, Gunsch is the first to propose an installation pattern for the series. Her work also uncovers new evidence about the authorship, patronage, and dating of the plaques. Although the plaques are now dispersed among 55 institutions worldwide, this book tells their story as a single art installation, including the rationale for the patronage of such a monumental undertaking and an evidence-based reconstruction of the palace audience court. An updated list of the current location for all the known plaques is included in the annex.

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Item Number: 147625
Title: Unter Druck : Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei im 15. Jahrhundert : Tagungsband
Author: Hamburger, Jeffrey F. ; Maria Theisen (eds)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9783731903970
Record created on 12/13/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 360pp., 280 color illus. Texts in German or English.

Contents: Milada Studnicková, An den Rändern der Bibel des Konrad von Vechta ; Milena Bartlova, The Fragile Contemporaneity of the Illustrations in Jena Codex ; Susanne Rischpler, 'Servacius Lichtensteyn de Prussia' ; Karl-Georg Pfändtner, Süddeutsche Buchmalereiwerkstätten des 15. Jahrhunderts und ihr Anteil an der Ausstattung hebräischer Handschriften ; Maria Theisen, Ein Meisterwerk für Kuttenberg - das Graduale der Familie Smíšek ; Armand Tif, Konrad Blochinger und der Kunsttransfer über die universitären Netzwerke zwischen Basel, Erfurt und Leipzig um 1500 ; Beate Braun-Niehr, Faszination Troja - Die Illustrationen zum Trojaroman des Hans Mair von Nördlingen (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Cod. 78 A 13) ; Kristina Domanski, Pathos, Passion und individuelle Aneignung der Antike - die Illustrationen zur Historia Destructionis Troiae in der Münchner Handschrift, BSB, Clm 61 ; Gude Suckale-Redlefsen, Irritierende Vergilbilder ; Nigel F. Palmer, The Coming of the 'Antichrist' - The Fifteenth-Century Blockbooks and the Transition from Manuscript to Print ; Kathryn M. Rudy, Reconstructing the Delbecq-Schreiber Passion (as part of the St Godeleva manuscript) ; Christine Beier, Modelle für Gutenberg und Co ; Katrin Kogman-Appel, Designing a Passover Imagery for New Audiences - The Prague Haggadah ; Katharina Hranitzky, Das erste gedruckte Passauer Missale und sein Buchschmuck ; Michaela Schuller-Juckes, Passauer Buchmalerei im Spätmittelalter. Illuminierte Inkunabeln für Johann Staindl, Christoph Schachner und Wiguleus Fröschl ; Caroline Zöhl, Das Catholicon-Projekt - eine Augsburger Kooperation im frühen Medienwandel ; Peter Schmidt, Herrscherfolgen im Konzert der Medien - Genealogie als neue Aufgabe volkssprachiger Handschriften im 15. Jahrhundert ; Regina Cermann, Unter Druck? Buchmalerei im Wettstreit mit Reproduktionsmedien ; Michael Roth, Vom Fortleben der Bilder. Verwendung und Umgestaltung druckgraphischer Vorlagen im Gebetbuch des Matthäus Schwarz ; Martin Roland, Masse und Individualität. Illuminierte Urkunden zwischen individuellem Repräsentationsobjekt und breiter Wirkung. (Buchmalerei des 15. Jahrhunderts in Mitteleuropa, herausgegeben von Jeffrey F. Hamburger, 15)

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Item Number: 147885
Title: Rood Screens
Author: Hayman, Richard
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 9781784422943
Record created on 01/14/2018
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Description: London: Bloomsbury Shire, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 64pp. illus.

Summary: The rood screen was used to divide the nave and chancel--the secular and the sacred--in parish churches in the Middle Ages. The screen was a visual spectacle, adorned with images of saints and surmounted by the rood--an image of Christ on the cross flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist--above which was a painting of the Day of Judgement. Most screens were constructed of wood, and are masterpieces of the woodcarver's craft with intricate decoration, and yet were robust enough to support a loft. Steep stone stairs in the church wall gave access to the loft, from where roods were covered in Lent and candles were lit on festive occasions. The rood loft was also a stage where mystery plays were performed, and where musicians played. During the Reformation the roods of most of the nation's screens were taken down. The survivors, often with their images defaced, were lovingly restored and repainted in the nineteenth century. Rood screens can be found in most parts of the country, in parish churches large and small. (Shire Library)

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Item Number: 147915
Title: LEWIS HINE Photographer and American Progressive
Author: Duerden, Timothy J
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781476673349
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 26cm., pbk., ca. 129pp. illus.

Summary: Nearly 80 years after his death, Lewis Hine’s name is revered in the world of photography and practically synonymous with the labor reforms of the Progressive Era. His body of work—much of it a century old or more—remains vital as both aesthetic statement and social document. Drawing on a range of sources, including information from surviving family members, this first full-length illustrated biography presents a detailed and personal portrait of the sociologist and photographer whose haunting images of children at work in cotton mills and coal mines sparked the movement to end child labor, culminating with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

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Item Number: 147925
Title: JOHANNES HISPANUS
Author: Castellana, Stefania
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788894124866
Record created on 01/17/2018
Description: Cremona: Edizioni del Miglio, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 175pp., 33 plates, 93 illus., most in color.

Summary: A oltre quindici anni dal catalogo della mostra di Viadana curata da Marco Tanzi e a seguito di numerose e significative scoperte, l’autrice ripercorre l’iter artistico del pittore spagnolo, dalla formazione nella bottega fiorentina di Pietro Perugino nell’ultimo decennio del Quattrocento, passando per i più importanti centri del Rinascimento italiano – Roma, Firenze, Venezia, Ferrara, Milano – sino alle Marche dove Johannes svolge gran parte della sua carriera. Ed è proprio tra i borghi arroccati sui colli e il litorale adriatico che si registrano gli intrecci più interessanti: i rapporti con l’umanista Niccolò Peranzone a Montecassiano e la commissione della notevole pala per la chiesa di Lenze; Macerata e Recanati, la fiera e Lorenzo Lotto con il polittico e il San Vincenzo Ferrer per San Domenico; e, infine, Monte San Giusto dove il maestro raggiunge la definitiva consacrazione grazie a Niccolò Bonafede, l’energico vescovo di Chiusi – mecenate anche di Lotto –, che gli commissiona la decorazione della Camera Picta nel suo Palazzo. La fiducia riposta dal Bonafede in Hispanus contribuisce a rendere più chiara la posizione di primo piano del pittore nel panorama della pittura nel maceratese oltre a favorire, attraverso un opportuno inquadramento del gusto come emerge dalle decorazioni del Palazzo nell’ambito della Curia Romana, da un lato, e della cultura umanistica, dall’altro, un rilancio dell’immagine Monte San Giusto e dei suoi capolavori come attrattori imprescindibili nello scenario marchigiano...

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Item Number: 147922
Title: After Modern Art 1945-2017
Author: Hopkins, David
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780199218455
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 320pp., 146 illus., most in color. Second edition (1st edition 2000).

Contents: 1. The Politics of Modernism - Abstract Expressionism and the European Informel. 2. Duchamp's Legacy: The Rauschenberg-Johns Axis. 3. The Artist in Crisis: From Bacon to Beuys. 4. Blurring Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus, and their Effects. 5. Modernism in Retreat: Minimalist Aesthetics and Beyond. 6. The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism. 7. Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s. 8. The 1990s: Fin de siecle? 9. Art and the New Millenium.

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Item Number: 147877
Title: VICTOR HUGO : Der schwarze Romantiker : The Dark Romanticist
Author: Wipplinger, Hans-Peter ; Ivan Ristic
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783960982197
Record created on 01/12/2018
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Description: Köln: Walther König, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp., 95 illus. Exhibition held at the Leopold Museum, Vienna. German-English text

Summary: Victor Hugo (1802-1885), a figurehead of French Romanticism and homo politicus par excellence, became an institution in his own right during his lifetime. The emotional power inherent in his seminal novels The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Misérables (1862) continue to capture the imagination of audiences all over the world to this day. For decades, this visionary writer also pursued a passion for painting. With his depictions of whimsical characters living on the fringes of society he paid tribute to Francisco de Goya, while his magical and sombre renderings of cathedrals and palaces conjure up the spirits of the past whose precious relics he believed to be endangered. Victor Hugo handled his painting materials with a seemingly limitless freedom: daubing with sepia, and at times using unconventional materials such as coffee dregs or dust, his approach was often quite random, resulting in images of conjecture and vague possibilities. The comprehensive exhibition at the Graphic Cabinet will include some eighty works on paper by Victor Hugo, juxtaposed with works by his pre-modern predecessors such as Alexander Cozens and William Turner. Taking into account his fruitful connections with eminent personalities from literature and art, Hugo's double talent will be embedded into the context of a colorful era.

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Item Number: 147942
Title: Architecture and the Mimetic Self : A Psychoanalytic Study of How Buildings Make and Break Our Lives
Author: Huskinson, Lucy
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9780415693035
Record created on 01/19/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 254pp.

Summary: Buildings shape our identity and sense of self in profound ways that are not always evident to architects and town planners, or even to those who think they are intimately familiar with the buildings they inhabit. Architecture and the Mimetic Self provides a useful theoretical guide to our unconscious behaviour in relation to buildings, and explains both how and why we are drawn to specific elements and features of architectural design. It reveals how even the most uninspiring of buildings can be modified to meet our unconscious expectations and requirements of them—and, by the same token, it explores the repercussions for our wellbeing when buildings fail to do so. Criteria for effective architectural design have for a long time been grounded in utilitarian and aesthetic principles of function, efficiency, cost, and visual impact. Although these are important considerations, they often fail to meet the fundamental needs of those who inhabit and use buildings. Misconceptions are rife, not least because our responses to architecture are often difficult to measure, and are in large part unconscious. By bridging psychoanalytic thought and architectural theory, Architecture and the Mimetic Self frees the former from its preoccupations with interpersonal human relations to addres s the vital relationships that we establish with our nonhuman environments. In addition to providing a guide to the unconscious behaviours that are most relevant for evaluating architectural design, this book explains how our relationships with the built environment inform a more expansive and useful psychoanalytic theory of human relationship and identity. It will appeal to psychoanalysts and analytical psychologists, architects, and all who are interested in the overlaps of psychology, architecture, and the built environment.

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