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New titles week of 10/15/18: Found 39 titles

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Item Number: 149617
Title: TERRY ADKINS : Infinity Is Always Less Than One
Author: Moreno, Gean ; Alex Gartenfeld
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780996690638
Record created on 10/13/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Miami: Institute of Contemporary Art (distr.) Duke University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 200pp., 135 color illus. Exhibition held at ICA Miami.

Summary: One of the great conceptual artists of the twenty-first century, Terry Adkins (1953–2014) was renowned for his pioneering work across mediums, from sculpture, drawing, and site-specific installation to photography, video, and performance. Terry Adkins: Infinity is Less Than One accompanies the first institutional posthumous exhibition of Adkins's sculptural production. While Adkins is often recognized for his musical and performative practice, this exhibition focuses on his complex memorials and monuments to historical figures. The exhibition showcases four of his major series, dedicated to four distinct figures: Bessie Smith, John Brown, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jimi Hendrix. These series are presented alongside a group of early sculptures to reveal the development of the Adkins's mature practice. The exhibition highlights Adkins's crucial contributions to sculpture and to cultural protest, featuring major works that have not been viewed in decades. It explores significant periods and influences in Adkins's career, beginning with transitional hand-wrought sculptures and continuing with his major immersive installations. His often elegiac and always resonant objects challenge dominant historical narratives and prompt a rethinking of ways of being and moving in the world that are shaped by the legacies of displacement and the sociability and community that happen despite it. Adkins's work also enlarges the historical legacies of the postwar avant-garde while reminding us of the immaterial legacies that are passed on through ritual and sound.

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Item Number: 149009
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Paintings for the Future
Author: Bashkoff, Tracey (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
Record created on 05/25/18
Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 244pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice-one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art-a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition.

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Item Number: 149627
Title: I filosofi antichi nell'arte italiana del Seicento : Stile, iconografia, contesti
Author: Albl, Stefan ; Francesco Lofano (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788875752811
Record created on 10/16/18
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 412pp. illus. Papers presented at the symposium "L’iconografia dei filosofi antichi nell’arte del Seicento in Italia," (Roma, Istituto Storico Austriaco, 20 gennaio 2017).

Contents: Socrates Modern, Irving Lavin ; La rinascita dei filosofi antichi nel Seicento, Stefan Albl ; L'ekfrasis di Socrate tra letteratura e pittura, Andrea Battistini ; "Io cercherò o, amici, di lodare così: per immagini" - Rappresentazioni socratiche tra Cinque e Seicento, Daniela Caracciolo ; Le vin de Démocrite. Sur un tableau de Jan van Bijlert, Stéphane Toussaint ; L'Epicuro di Agostino Scilla, un'iconografia inedita per la filosofia neoterica, Floriana Giallombardo ; La Morte di Cicerone di Francois Perrier - indagini sull'iconografia secen- tesca, Stefania Macioce ; Cinque ritratti di filosofi greci antichi di Domenico Fetti, Raffaella Morselli ; La collezione del duca d'Alcalá. I Filosofi di Jusepe de Ribera e la raccolta di antichità, Francesco Lofano ; "Tredici filosofi antichi" nelle collezioni del cardinale Camillo Massimo e del marchese del Carpio e l'Album Carpio, Brigitte Kuhn-Forte ; L'iconografia dei filosofi antichi nelle scelte pittoriche della Genova ba rocca - spunti e considerazioni, Anna Manzitti ; 'Homo Ridens' - L'iconografia democritea nella ritrattistica teatrale del Seicento, Teresa Megale ; "Unti e bisunti, stracciati, sciatti". Filosofi e anticonformismo nella pittura del Seicento in Italia, Dalma Frascarelli ; Il ciclo dei medici nella farmacia del Collegio Romano. Struttura e iconografia, Giulia Iseppi ; I filosofi della natura. Gli eremiti nei dipinti di Salvator Rosa e Gaspard Dughet, Camilla S. Fiore ; Considerazioni sui filosofi nell'opera di Salvator Rosa e un inedito ritratto di giovane uomo vestito all'orientale, Caterina Volpi ; "per antipatia ch'have la filosofia di serrarsi ne' palazzo de' ricchi". Salvator Rosa and the quest for ennobled prices, Christopher R. Marshall ; Oreste Ferrari e i suoi filosofi antichi di Luca Giordano, Stefan Albl.

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Item Number: 149618
Title: SEBASTIEN BOURDON, peintre protestant ?
Author: Imbert, Anne ; Philippe Luez
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9782711870721
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 25cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition held at Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux

Summary: Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne, dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Bourdon est un des rares artistes réformés à être présenté comme tel, dès la fin du XVIIe siècle, et plus encore au cours du XIXe siècle dans une vision d’antagonisme voire d’affrontement plus conforme au contexte des années qui précèdent la révocation de l’édit de Nantes. Pourtant la période d’apaisement qui suit l’édit de grâce de Nîmes (1629) permit l’épanouissement d’une importante colonie d’artistes réformés à Paris. Forts d’une tradition picturale en plein essor depuis le XVIe siècle dans les communautés luthériennes d’Europe du Nord, natures mortes, scènes de genre ou portraits, mais soucieux de pouvoir bénéficier des importantes commandes religieuses, nombreux furent ces artistes protestants qui exécutèrent d’importantes commandes pour les églises parisiennes ou les oratoires privés.

Comme tous ses coreligionnaires, Sébastien Bourdon se plie aux exigences de commanditaires catholiques afin de poursuivre en France une carrière conforme à son talent et à ses aspirations. Au sein d’une abondante production, la suite des Oeuvres de miséricorde constitue un ensemble à part qui permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux d’une représentation religieuse pour un artiste calviniste comme Sébastien Bourdon. A travers sept scènes tirée de l’Ancien Testament, Sébastien Bourdon fonde une série ambitieuse aujourd’hui trop méconnue, qu’il peignit et grava lui-même. Ces oeuvres de miséricorde, comme de trop nombreuses oeuvres de Bourdon, ont connu un destin difficile. Sans avoir été détruites comme la décoration de l’Hotel de Bretonvilliers, que Bernin lui-même admira, les sept tableaux passèrent rapidement en Grande-Bretagne où l’art de Bourdon était particulièrement apprécié, en témoigne le nombre de ses ouvrages encore présents dans les collections britanniques. Achetées par John Ringling pour son musée de Sarasota, ils étaient réputés ruinés et l’intérêt se concentra sur les gravures dont la réputation avait, elle, traversé les siècles. Cette suite de sept planches, gravées par l’artiste, constituent à elles seules une seconde création. Leur étude permet de comprendre le sens de la série à la fois testament artistique du recteur de l’académie royale de peinture dans un hommage revendiqué à Nicolas Poussin, testament spirituel d’un croyant profondément attaché à son église et quête d’un protecteur pour la communauté réformée française en la personne de Colbert au moment où Louis XIV prend les premières mesures contre la religion prétendue réformée.

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Item Number: 148483
Title: ADRIAEN BROUWER : Master of Emotions: Between Rembrandt and Rubens
Author: Lichtert, Katrien (ed)
Price: $43.50
ISBN: 9789463726207
Record created on 03/22/18
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 249m., hardcover, 223pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at MOU Museum, Oudenaarde. English text

Contents: G. van Kerkhoven, "Ick hoop nog meer" (I hope for more) ; K. Lictert, A painter without precedent ; K. de Clippel / F. Vermeylen, Adriaen Brouwe, mobility and artistic innovation ; A. Jager (et al), "Natif d'Audenaerde"? New insights into the origins of Adriaen Brouwer and his life in the northern Netherlands ; A. van Dongen, Adriaen Brouwer's props - everyday objects as models for painters ; K. Lichtert, Adriaen Brouwer, the new Bruegel ; K. Lichtert, Adriaen Brouwer, Master of emotions ; A.L. van Bruaene, "Rederijker, kannenkijer" - Adriaen Brouwer and rhetorical culture in the Northern and Southern Netherlands ; A. Eaker, Brower's unruly portraits ; C. Atkins, The painter's painter ; E. Kolfin, 'The scum of the earth for the flower of the nation' - Adriaen Brouwer and his public in the Netherlands of the 17th century ; Exhibition catalogue ; Overview of the exhibited works.

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Item Number: 148054
Title: DOMENICO BRUCCIANI and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Author: Wade, Rebecca
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501332197
Record created on 02/07/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 70 b&w illus.

Summary: Born near the Tuscan province of Lucca in 1814, Domenico Brucciani became the most important and prolific maker of plaster casts in nineteenth-century Britain. This first substantive study shows how he and his business used public exhibitions, emerging museum culture and the nationalisation of art education to monopolise the market for reproductions of classical and contemporary sculpture. Based in Covent Garden in London, Brucciani built a network of fellow Italian émigré formatori and collaborated with other makers of facsimiles including Elkington the electrotype manufacturers, Copeland the makers of Parian ware and Benjamin Cheverton with his sculpture reducing machine. Brucciani's plaster casts from the antique survive in collections from North America to New Zealand, but the extraordinary breadth of his practice-making death masks of the famous and infamous, producing pioneering casts of anatomical, botanical and fossil specimens and decorating dance halls and theatres across Britain-is revealed here for the first time. By making unprecedented use of the nineteenth-century periodical press and dispersed archival sources, Domenico Brucciani and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain establishes the significance of Brucciani's sculptural practice to the visual and material cultures of Victorian Britain and beyond.

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Item Number: 149616
Title: Villa Rufina Falconieri a Frascati : Il giardino
Author: Cogotti, Marina
Price: $68.95
ISBN: 9788849236415
Record created on 10/12/18
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., illus.

Summary: Contenuto: Da sempre oggetto di ammirazione e di studio, lo straordinario sistema di residenze nobiliari note come Ville Tuscolane non sono state mai indagate dalla particolare prospettiva dei loro giardini. Eppure, proprio nell'armonia compositiva tra volumetrie edificate e contesto ambientale, frutto di una sapiente rimodellazione del paesaggio naturale, risiede il fascino più evidente di questi complessi, ammirati ed imitati fin dall'epoca della loro costruzione. Il volume ripercorre la lunga vicenda della Villa Rufina Falconieri, prima ad essere edificata nell'ambito della ricostruzione di Frascati promossa da Paolo III, seguendone le fasi costruttive e il lungo periodo di appartenenza alla famiglia Falconieri, fino agli anni più recenti. La narrazione si dipana con lo sguardo rivolto al giardino, creazione quanto mai fragile e dinamica, la prima a subire gli esiti delle fortune e delle difficoltà legate ai proprietari avvicendatisi nel tempo, mettendone in risalto anche la funzione di tenuta agricola sempre presente, e con pari dignità, rispetto al ruolo di villa di delizia. Il volume si avvale di un ampio corredo iconografico, arricchito dal rilievo e dalla campagna fotografica originale che completano il ritratto di questo giardino tuscolano; sfogliando le pagine si potrà cogliere l'eco del fascino che, ancora oggi, alcuni angoli del giardino come il misterioso laghetto dei cipressi hanno esercitato su schiere di disegnatori e artisti. Un interesse che, contribuendo a mantenere alta la notorietà di questa villa, continua a rappresentare il primo presidio per la tutela e la conservazione di questa meraviglia.

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Item Number: 149620
Title: Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale
Author: D'Onofrio, Mario ; Manuela Gianandrea (eds)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9788885795068
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 608pp., 590 illus.

Summary: Il presente volume si compone degli Atti del convegno internazionale di studi su Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale promosso a seguito dei restauri che sono stati condotti di recente sugli edifici religiosi più rappresentativi del Medioevo e non solo. Ne emerge un’immagine inedita e suggestiva della città storica situata ai confini del Patrimonio della Chiesa e del Regno, una città tendenzialmente aperta alle molteplici sollecitazioni culturali diffuse nel bacino del Mediterraneo. In virtù delle conoscenze acquisite, frutto di capillari e proficue indagini, il volume tende non solo a porre sotto nuova luce il ricco patrimonio artistico e monumentale di cui Gaeta è dotata, ma di riflesso vuole soprattutto contribuire a restituire alla città l’antico splendore che cause esterne sembravano averle offuscato. (Medioevo mediterraneo, 1)

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Item Number: 149542
Title: L'Arte di vivere l'arte: Scritti in onore di Claudio Strinati
Author: di Loreto, Pietro (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788899680091
Record created on 09/17/18
Description: Roma-Foligno: Etgraphiae, Cartograf, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 480pp., 48pp. color plates.

Contents: Dal Palazzo Crescenzi al Panteón dell'Escorial: lo specchio della romanitas di G.B. Crescenzi, Marcello Fagiolo ; Michelangelo e il suo destino: dalla parte della Notte?, Cristina Acidini ; Agucchi, Dolcini and Ludovico Carracci's painting of saint Mary Magdalen, Stefan Albl ; A proposito di Carlo Saraceni: risultati, riflessioni, aggiunte, spunti, Emanuela Settimi, Maria Giulia Aurigemma ; Una favola d'amore per Jacopo Vignali, Francesca Baldassari ; Sebastiano senza Michelangelo e il Paragone, Costanza Barbieri ; L'iconografia rivoluzionaria delle sette opere di misericordia di Caravaggio, Maria Grazia Bernardini ; E il Caravaggio disse che "tanta manifattura gl'era à fare un quadro buono di fiori, ; come di figure", Giacomo Berra ; "La Felicità pubblica" - Annibale o Agostino Carracci?, Giuseppe Bertini ; Ottavio Ubaldini, Simon Vouet et une mosaïque de Giovanni Battista Calandra dans une église de Rome, Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée ; Una, due, tante Crocifissioni, da Cimabue a Bacon. Una leggenda …anche, Beatrice Buscaroli ; Ancora sulla "Sacra cintola" della Vergine (e su altre questioni mariane), Franco Cardini ; Per una rilettura iconografica del tema del suicidio di catone in Giovanni Battista Langetti, Pierluigi Carofano ; Un dipinto inedito di Orazio Samacchini, Sonia Cavicchioli ; "Risoluto e copioso, come quello che d'ogni cosa dipinse" - Cesare Baglione e un nuovo ciclo di affreschi, Maria Cristina Chiusa ; Una lettera inedita di Antonio Canova, i rapporti con Carrara e precisazioni sulla polimnia in trono, Marco Ciampolini ; Ottavio Leoni? giuditta con la testa di Oloferne - Roma, Collezione Lemme. Anna Coliva ; Un caso interessante- il cosiddetto "Maestro delle mele rosa" tra caravaggismo e vasi a grottesche - (con ricordi e novità), Alberto Cottino ; "tre salti" sulle orme di Caravaggio intorno a Palazzo Madama, Michele Cuppone ; Una copia del Bruto di Michelangelo in collezione Colonna a Roma, Silvia Danesi Squarzina ; L'istante della giustizia: la necessità dell'immagine, Michele Di Sivo ; il torchio mistico, anonimo pittore nordico (fiammingo?) fine secolo XVI, Andrea Emiliani ; il liutista di Ribera: un caso precoce di caravaggismo, Dinko Fabris ; Un busto di marmo raffigurante atropos attribuito a Guglielmo della Porta. Le influenze di Michelangelo e Leonardo, Antonio Forcellino ; La decorazione di Santa Maria delle Grazie a Roma all'inizio del Seicento, Maria Barbara Guerrieri Borsoi ; Caravaggio's cardsharps and Gypsies Travel to Britain, Helen Langdon ; Un archimede inedito del giovane Mattia Preti, Riccardo Lattuada ; Che cosa è oggi la cultura e come debbano chiamarsi gli uomini di cultura, Fabrizio Lemme ; Un ritratto di Pier Leone Ghezzi: uno sguardo veloce, Anna Lo Bianco ; Les peintres romains dans l'Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres de Dezallier d'Argenville (1745-1762), Stéphane Loire ; "e chi veste morel secreto sia" annotazioni sulla simbolica dei colori secondari nella trattatistica rinascimentale, Stefania Macioce ; Il nostro amico Claudio e il Professor Strinati, Valter e Paola Mainetti ; Il fascino della rovina, Valerio Massimo Manfredi ; Conversazione su Livio Agresti e compagni ad Amelia, Paola Mangia ; Indagini su Pietro Martire Alberti, protagonista della primitiva natura morta cremonese, Mario Marubbi ; Una guida di Roma moderna di Fabio Chigi, Giovanni Morello ; La cena del tradimento. Andrea del Sarto a San Salvi, Antonio Natali ; Caravaggio e il giovane, che sonava il lauto Wildenstein - un rivoluzionario "manifesto" pittorico per il partito musicale petrarchesco?, Emilio Negro ; La mitica teriaca, tra storia e leggende, Paolo Nucci Pagliaro ; I san seBastiano di Andrea del Sarto, Franco Paliaga ; Due dipinti di Juan Bautista Maino, Gianni Papi ; Considerazioni in margine a uno studio sulla trasfigurazione di Raffaello, Stefania Pasti ; Lorenzo De Caro interprete di Abele morto e Caino in fuga, Mario Alberto Pavone ; Francesco Rosa aspirante clone di Salvator Rosa. Due pale ritrovate e qualche novità, Francesco Petrucci ; Aggiunte a Luca Ferrari, Massimo Pirondini ; Giulio Lante e lo scandalo della madonna colonna di Raffaello a Berlino, Rita Randolfi ; Caravaggio, il problema del "Maestro della natura morta di Hartford" e il possibile ruolo dei siciliani Mario Minniti e Pietro d'Asaro, Nicosetta Roio ; Il bel mondo romano nei palchi del Teatro Apollo al tempo del giovane Verdi (1846-1847), Giancarlo Rostirolla ; Caravaggio ispirato. Il ruolo dei Lorena e l'annunciazione di Nancy nella Malta del 1608 - un capolavoro tra politica e religione, Keith Sciberras ; Cacciare con la letteratura. Luoghi, immagini, simboli, Gianni Venturi ; L'impresa pittorica del cardinal Baronio nella chiesa dei Santi Nereo e Achilleo - stato degli studi e ipotesi attributive, Alessandro Zuccari ; Un pensiero per Claudio, Rossella Vodret.

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Item Number: 149561
Title: Lief en Leed : Realisme en fantasie in Nederlandse familiegroepen uit de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw
Author: Ekkart, Rudi ; Claire van den Donk
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789462621930
Record created on 09/21/18
Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 142 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. Dutch text with English summary.

Summary: Family portraits keep memories alive: of members of a family but also of their happy family life, their pride and affluence. They are visual calling cards. The wealthy families of the 17th and 18th century are presented in their Sunday best. But appearances can be deceptive. New research has shown that there is something going on with these portraits. They are often far from being realistic. Deceased persons are depicted as if they’re still living, or newborn infants are later added to an existing portrait. Sometimes family members are even removed from the portrait, because of a family dispute or because the composition was simply too crowded. At the request of their client, artists often proceed to ‘manipulate’ images. The portraits commemorate a loving family that no longer exists or remind family members of a beloved who has passed away. Just as we now hold onto a photo that keeps someone in our thoughts. Joys and Sorrow retrieves 45 family memories. We follow the course of life, with all its highs and lows. The most wonderful stories are revealed. Moving stories of great happiness and deep sadness, stories of the past but which are still so familiar to us now.

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Item Number: 149448
Title: Robots 1:1. The R. F. Collection. Rolf Fehlbaum
Author: Fehlbaum, Rolf
Price: $215.00
ISBN: 9783945852279
Record created on 08/24/18
Description: Weil: Vitra Design Museum, 2018. 45cm., hardcover, 276pp., 252 color illus.

Summary: This enormous volume explores the 148 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these figures of robots (and the occasional astronaut) have been carefully researched and compiled over the years by Rolf Fehlbaum, former Chairman of Vitra and founder of the Vitra Design Museum, who describes them as "small kinetic sculptures of great originality." Ever since the term's first appearance in Czech writer Karel Capek's science-fiction play R.U.R. in 1921, robots have both served and taken over the work of humans, creating human dependency and, at times, a shift in the power dynamics of a society. ROBOTS 1:1 is unique in that it shows the toys and their original packaging (where available, as it was seldom preserved) on a scale of 1:1, with the largest robot determining the size of the book. This conveys something of the uncanny nature of the robots and their general ambiguity, while the vivid illustrations on the boxes give an idea of the futuristic fantasies developed over the period.

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Item Number: 149598
Title: GUY FRANCOIS (vers 1578–1650)
Author: Saunier, Bruno
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782903239633
Record created on 10/08/18
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Description: Paris: Arthena, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., ca. 300 illus.

Summary: Guy François fait partie de ces peintres de la première moitié du XVIIe siècle qui ont fait toute leur carrière en dehors du milieu parisien. Actif au Puy-en-Velay des années 1610 jusqu’à sa mort en 1650, il est l’un des premiers à avoir introduit en France le caravagisme, découvert lors de son long séjour à Rome au début du siècle, où il avait également côtoyé Annibal Carrache et surtout Carlo Saraceni. En ce sens, Guy François est un artiste novateur qui renouvelle l’art de peindre, jusqu’alors largement influencé par la production de la seconde école de Fontainebleau.

À son retour de Rome en 1613, Guy François installe son atelier au Puy-en-Velay, sa ville natale, et réussit à se constituer rapidement une clientèle importante à travers les ordres religieux qui trouvent dans ses tableaux aux compositions simples et claires le véhicule parfait pour la représentation des idées de la Contre-Réforme. C’est ainsi que l’art de Guy François est diffusé dans une bonne moitié sud du royaume de France, de Bordeaux à Lyon et des confins nord de l’Auvergne au Languedoc, avec Toulouse et Montpellier.

Outre des tableaux de retable, il peint également des grands décors pour les jésuites, des petits tableaux de dévotion privée, des portraits et quelques scènes allégoriques. Son art est un mélange de caravagisme, de classicisme et de réalisme, puisant dans son Velay natal les personnages de ses compositions. Il émane de sa peinture une austère simplicité doublée d’une intense poésie de ses personnages.

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Item Number: 147795
Title: Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century : Buildings and Society in the Modern Age
Author: Gillin, Edward ; Horatio H. Joyce (eds)
Price: $114.00
ISBN: 9781350045941
Record created on 01/03/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 250p. illus.

Contents: Chapter 1. William Whyte, Experiencing architecture in the nineteenth century - theories, methods, problems, opportunities. Chapter 2. Regina Palm, A Woman's Place - defining gender through space at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Chapter 3. Ayla Lepine, David Parr House, Cambridge - touching Heaven, crafting Utopia. Chapter 4. H. H. Joyce, America's first alumni clubhouse - New York's Harvard House and the American leadership class, 1865-1894. Chapter 5. Emma Anderson, Exclusivity and publicity - the experience of the public rooms of the 'grand hotel' in London at the end of the nineteenth century. Chapter 6. David Frazer Lewis, Architecture of the Mind - immersive experience and the Nineteenth-Century American University Campus. Chapter 7. Geoffrey Tyack, Provincial Schools of Art in Britain, 1880-1914 - architecture and utility. Chapter 8. Marta Toscano, The Weight of Time - libraries and experience in the nineteenth Century. Chapter 9. Graeme Gooday, Architectural Acoustics - the emerging science of hearing buildings in the nineteenth century. Chapter 10. Henrik Schoenefeldt, Powers of politics, scientific measurement and perception - evaluating the performance of the Houses of Commons' first environmental system, 1852- 54. Chapter 11. Caitlin DeClercq, Building Student Bodies - college gymnasia and women's health in nineteenth-century America. Chapter 12. Edward John Gillin, 'The fullest fountain of advancing civilization' - experiencing Anthony Trollope's House of Commons. Chapter 13. Valerie Mendelson, Rooms and Galleries - spaces of art in nineteenth-century Paris. Chapter 14. Chris Meister, 'The Complexity of the Brighton Aquarium. Chapter 15. Alex Bremner, Moving Builidngs and Bodies - experiencing the New World(s) of Victorian Architecture.

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Item Number: 149360
Title: The Futurist Files : Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930
Author: Glisic, Iva
Price: $39.00
ISBN: 9780875807904
Record created on 07/26/18
Description: Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk,. 220pp., 19 illus.

Summary: Futurism was Russia’s first avant-garde movement. Gatecrashing the Russian public sphere in the early twentieth century, the movement called for the destruction of everything old, so that the past could not hinder the creation of a new, modern society. Over the next two decades, the protagonists of Russian Futurism pursued their goal of modernizing human experience through radical art. The success of this mission has long been the subject of scholarly debate. Critics have often characterized Russian Futurism as an expression of utopian daydreaming by young artists who were unrealistic in their visions of Soviet society and naïve in their comprehension of the Bolshevik political agenda. By tracing the political and ideological evolution of Russian Futurism between 1905 and 1930, Iva Glisic challenges this view, demonstrating that Futurism took a calculated and systematic approach to its contemporary socio-political reality. This approach ultimately allowed Russia’s Futurists to devise a unique artistic practice that would later become an integral element of the distinctly Soviet cultural paradigm. Drawing upon a unique combination of archival materials and employing a theoretical framework inspired by the works of philosophers such as Lewis Mumford, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Bloch, Fred Polak, and Slavoj Žižek, The Futurist Files presents Futurists not as blinded idealists, but rather as active and judicious participants in the larger project of building a modern Soviet consciousness. This fascinating study ultimately stands as a reminder that while radical ideas are often dismissed as utopian, and impossible, they did—and can—have a critical role in driving social change. It will be of interest to art historians, cultural historians, and scholars and students of Russian history.

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Item Number: 148788
Title: The Art of Christian Reflection
Author: Hornik, Heidi J
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781481304269
Record created on 04/27/18
Description: Waco: Baylor University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 236pp. illus.

Summary: Contemporary Christians interact with art very differently than Christians of centuries past. Christian art was never intended for mere enjoyment, but was used to express the most important features of Christian faith and to suggest models for Christian practices. In The Art of Christian Reflection, art historian Heidi Hornik reconnects art to ethics, beauty to behavior, and form to function in classical artwork. Over eighty different pieces of art—paintings, sculptures, and architecture—are the subject of Hornik’s careful analysis and commentary, which highlights the ethical implications inherent to each work. Specifically, Hornik explores how art may foster Christian virtues like forgiveness, patience, and generosity. Hornik also discusses art’s influence on moral issues like racism, prisons, violence, poverty, and environmentalism as well as historic Christian praxes like prayer, work, Bible study, and worship. The Art of Christian Reflection paints the church’s art as not only a courageous witness to the truth and reality of the gospel, but as an act of discipleship. It reveals the ethics of works not associated with the church but of value to contemporary Christians. Art can lead the faithful who reflect on it to become not only “hearers” and “seers” of the Word—but “doers” as well.

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Item Number: 148646
Title: YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO : Someday, Chicago
Author: Alinder, Jasmine ; John Tain
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780985096083
Record created on 04/11/18
Description: Chicago: DePaul Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 152pp., 30 color, 90 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This book examines the work of US-born photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) through its connections to Chicago, where he lived for over a decade and returned to repeatedly throughout his life. Long celebrated in Japan as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Ishimoto also maintained deep ties to his adopted home city of Chicago, where he arrived in 1945 after having been imprisoned in a US internment camp during World War II. It was in Chicago that he developed his uniquely modernist vision in two key ways. First, he created works that engaged in important conversation with that of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and others at the historic Institute of Design. Second, he immersed himself directly in the city’s neighborhoods, where he captured important social changes reflective of broader shifts elsewhere in the United States.

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Item Number: 149629
Title: Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa : A Study of Trans-Imperial Cultural Flows
Author: Kingdon, Zachary
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781501337925
Record created on 10/16/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336pp., 34 color, 90 b&w illus.

Summary: The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's collecting efforts can be seen to have been shaped by the steamers' dynamic capacity to connect widely separated people and places, his Methodist credentials were fundamental in determining the profile of his African networks, because they meant that he was not part of official colonial authority in West Africa. Kingdon's study uncovers the identities of many of Ridyard's numerous West African collaborators and discusses their interests and predicaments under the colonial dispensation. Against this background account, their agendas are examined with reference to surviving narratives that accompanied their donations and within the context of broader processes of trans-imperial exchange, through which they forged new identities and statuses for themselves and attempted to counter expressions of British cultural imperialism in the region. The study concludes with a discussion of the competing meanings assigned to the Ridyard assemblage by the Liverpool Museum and examines the ways in which its re-contextualization in museum contexts helped to efface signs of the energies and narratives behind its creation. (Contextualizing Art Markets)

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Item Number: 149282
Title: JANNIS KOUNELLIS
Author: Larratt-Smith, Philip (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780714870793
Record created on 07/09/18
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 120pp., 160 illus.

Summary: This book is the final, most comprehensive book ever made by Greek-born Jannis Kounellis, one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment of the gallery by exhibiting live animals within its walls, Kounellis went on to include diverse materials in his work, including fire, earth, gold, wood, and charcoal, quickly establishing himself as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time. Writings by the artist and a collection of tributes from people who have known and worked with him over the years, such as Pierre Audi, David Hammons, Gloria Moure, Giulio Paolini, Vassili Vassilikos, and many others, are included. (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

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Item Number: 148842
Title: Le voyage architectural en France (15e-17e siècles) : Entre antiquité et modernité
Author: Lemerle, Frederique
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9782503581286
Record created on 05/02/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 290pp., 8 color, 29 b&w illus.

Contents: I. Voyager et visiter - Guides et itinéraires - Visiter. II. Premiers curieux d'architecture (XVe-XVIe siècles) - Premiers témoignages - Tourisme architectural sous le règne des derniers Valois. III. Tourisme architectural sous le règne des premiers Bourbons - Visiter sous Henri IVet Louis XIII. IV. Visiter la France sous la régence d'Anne d'Autriche et dans les premières années du règne personnel de Louis XIV - La découverte des bâtiments de France (1643-1661) - Paris et l'Ile-de-France dans les années 1650-1660 - La province des années 1660 - La France de Louis Le Grand : le grand tour de John Locke (1675-1679). V. Voyages d'artistes et d'architectes - Points de vue étrangers - Donner à voir - Voir pour soi - Le Cavalier Bernin et Claude Perrault : une certaine idée de l'architecture. VI. Goût et curiosité en architecture - Les plus excellentes ruines - Les plus beaux palais des rois - Demeures d'exception - L'architecture religieuse - Le goût des jardins - Un certain art de vivre. VII. De l'utilité des voyageurs. (Etudes Renaissantes, 26)

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Item Number: 149622
Title: L'Italia di Julius von Schlosser
Author: Lorizzo, Loredana (ed)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788865574034
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 208pp., 16 color, 46 b&w illus.

Summary: Tra gli studiosi più influenti del Novecento, Julius von Schlosser (1866-1938) fu un profondo conoscitore dell’arte italiana e autore della monumentale Die Kunstliteratur (La letteratura artistica), strumento ancora oggi indispensabile per la conoscenza delle fonti della storia dell’arte. Il volume, curato da Loredana Lorizzo, sonda attraverso le autorevoli voci di studiosi italiani e stranieri il profondo legame del viennese con l’Italia e con intellettuali di punta come Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Gentile, Emmanuel Löwy, Giovanni Poggi, Igino Benvenuto Supino. Si propongono così al lettore nuove riflessioni scaturite da inediti carteggi e dai testi fondamentali di Schlosser, che hanno fornito un originale approccio alla cultura storico-artistica, aprendo campi di ricerca allora ancora inesplorati - dalle Wunderkammern alla ceroplastica, dall’analisi testuale delle fonti alla museologia - e approfondito temi specifici dalla storia della miniatura alla scultura rinascimentale, dagli allestimenti delle collezioni imperiali alla letteratura odeporica, in un continuo dialogo tra presente e passato. (Vedere e rivedere, Collana di studi in storia delle arti, 1)

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Item Number: 148899
Title: VICTOR LUNDY : Artist Architect
Author: Kacmar, Donna
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781616896614
Record created on 05/14/18
Description: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 50 color, 150 b&w illus

Summary: If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor Lundy (born 1923) is a real find, an important yet underappreciated figure in the history of American architecture. Trained in both the Beaux Arts and Bauhaus traditions, he built an impressive practice ranging from small-scale residential and commercial buildings to expressive religious buildings and two preeminent institutional works: the US Tax Court Building in Washington, DC (now on the National Register of Historic Places), and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka. This first book on Lundy's life and career documents his early work in the Sarasota School of Architecture, his churches, and his government buildings. In addition to essays on his use of light and material, many of the architect's original drawings, paintings, and sketches--including those from his travels throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, and Mexico, now held at the Library of Congress--are reproduced here for the first time.

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Item Number: 149619
Title: Dipingere in copia : Da Roma all’Europa, 1750-1870, I. Teorie e pratiche
Author: Mazzarelli, Carla
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788885795082
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 232pp., 80 color illus.

Contents: Introduzione - Le Teorie - I. La copia nella letteratura artistica tra Rinascimento e Barocco - Rileggendo Vasari: la contraffazione, l'imitazione e le virtù dell'artista - Verso la classificazione: Mancini, Bosse, Baldinucci, de Piles - II. In cerca di un metodo: strumenti per il conoscitore - 'Degli originali e delle copie' : la teoria settecentesca - Di fronte alle copie eccellenti: storiografia e giudizi da Luigi Lanzi a Tommaso Minardi - III. Valori e disvalori della copia: il dibattito in Europa tra XVIII e XIX secolo - Alla voce Copia - Memorie sostitute e storie dell'arte illustrate - L'insegnamento accademico: copia versus creatività - Le Pratiche - I. La magia del colorito: copie dipinte nella formazione dell'artista - 'Un nuovo studio di pittura alla gioventù' : Roma e il primato sul colore - Geografie, spazi e sociabilità dell'apprendistato - Copia come libertà, copia come autorità - Ritorno all'ordine: modelli, regolamenti e didattica - Educarsi a Roma alla fine di Roma - II. La tutela degli originali - 'Insolenze ogni anno fatte nelli Palazzi e Chiese' : la prima normativa - La Notifica Pacca del 1823: il monopolio sui calchi, le maestranze, l'impatto sulle copie pittoriche - Cronache dal museo in età di Restaurazione - III. Tecniche, strumenti e strategie per eseguire una buona copia - Copia servile versus copia libera - Novità dall'Europa tra industria, scienza e diletto - La fedeltà del copista - IV. Cosa copiare? Canoni e antichi maestri alla prova della prassi - Per cominciare: la scelta dell'ideale classico del Seicento - Raggiungere Raffaello, interpretare Michelangelo - Alla fonte del colore - La questione della pittura caravaggesca - Preraffaellismi e medioevi - V. Educare con le copie in Europa: accademie e musei tra identità nazionali e utopie universali - Londra: dalle Gallerie esemplari al South Kensington Museum - San Pietroburgo: 'Saint Raphael' e l'ambizione di un primato russo - Parigi: origine e fallimento di un Museo di copie. (Saggi di storia dell'arte, 54)

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Item Number: 149623
Title: JOAN MIRO. Catalogue Raisonné. Drawings. Volume VI: 1978-1981
Author: Dupin Jacques ; Ariane Lelong-Mainaud
Price: $300.00
ISBN: 9782868821171
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Paris: Daniel Lelong, Successió Miró, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 380pp., 1164 color illus.
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Item Number: 149624
Title: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence : The sculpture of GIOVAN ANGELO MONTORSOLI and his circle
Author: Chong, Alan ; Lorenzo Principi ; Kurt Sundstrom
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781949484045
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Manchester: Currier Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence examines the sculpture of Montorsoli, one of Michelangelo’s most gifted students. Organized around a recently discovered and significant Renaissance sculpture, John the Baptist, the exhibition explores the role of the ancient world in shaping the art of Montorsoli and of Renaissance Florence. This exhibition reveals new insights into the complex iconography of Florence’s patron saint.

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Item Number: 148365
Title: Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists
Author: Nawrocki, Dennis Alan (et al)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780814345870
Record created on 03/16/18
Description: Detroit: Painted Turtle, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 160p. illus.

Summary: Essay’d 3: 30 Detroit Artists is the third volume in a series of collections that present short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit or who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay’d seeks to introduce readers to new insight and a fresh perspective on the city’s contemporary art practitioners. The arts writers behind the original Essay’d—a professor, a gallerist, and a critic—are joined in Essay’d 3 by twelve guest writers. This remarkable multiplicity of voices enlarges and enriches the overall scope of this ambitious project as it grows to become ever more inclusive of Detroit’s astonishingly rich and diverse art community. Essay’d 3 offers thirty new profiles of artists both well-known and under-the-radar. Each artist is profiled by a writer with an avowed interest in and enthusiasm for that artist’s work and each essay takes into account biography, context, interpretation, and analysis of individual artworks. Certain themes emerge in this collection, including a turn toward more performing artists, as well as a recurrent concern with the use of the body as a surrogate for social conditions. Some of the artists highlighted in this volume include Richard Lewis, a portrait painter and "keen-eyed explorer of souls and their discontents"; photographer Lauren Semivan, who works in serial aggregates of thirty or more black-and-white images, shot with an early twentieth-century, large-format, tripod-mounted camera; experimental performance artists The Hinterlands (Liza Bielby and Richard Newman); and Tom Phardel—sculptor, ceramist, and curator—who has served as teacher and chair of ceramics at the College for Creative Studies for thirty years. With renewed regional, national, and international attention being paid to Detroit and its creative culture, it is more important than ever that the evolving and vital work of the city’s artists be documented and made known to the wider public. Art lovers and regional history buffs will appreciate this continued conversation. (Painted Turtle Series)

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Item Number: 148122
Title: On Dangerous Ground : Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious
Author: O'Donoghue, Diane
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781501327957
Record created on 02/15/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 378pp. illus.

Summary: In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the existence and functioning of an “unconscious.” On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with art played in that process. Diane O'Donoghue introduces, often using unpublished archival material, certain buildings, “antiquities,” paintings, and illustrated books that profoundly informed Freud's decisions about what would, and would not, constitute the workings of an inner life. After arguing for a decisive attribute shared by aesthetics and the unconscious – the assignment of value – O'Donoghue then reverses direction, returning to view content, visual and psychical, that Freud considered as worthless, and thus forgettable. What is brought to visibility here is far from an inconsequential “surface”; rather, we are shown a compelling and dangerous ground, often hidden in plain sight, that exceeded the limits of what Freud wished to reveal in his early model of mind.

Contents: 1. The Lost Language of Stones. 2. Objects of Desire, in Transit. 3. The Interpretation of Fragments. 4. Freud's Amnesia. 5. The Forgettable of Everyday Life. 6. Dreams of Books, Books of Dreaming: Determining Invisibilities. (Psychoanalytic Horizons)

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Item Number: 149313
Title: Feelings Transformed : Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670
Author: Perler, Dominik ; Tony Crawford (trans)
Price: $74.00
ISBN: 9780199383481
Record created on 07/16/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 368pp.

Summary: What are emotions? How do they arise? How do they relate to other mental and bodily states? And what is their specific structure? The book discusses these questions, focusing on medieval and early modern theories. It looks at a great number of authors, ranging from Aquinas to Spinoza, and shows that they gave sophisticated accounts of human emotions. They were particularly interested in the way we cope with our emotions: how we can change or perhaps even overcome them? To answer this question, medieval and early modern philosophers looked at the cognitive content of emotions, for they were all convinced that we need to work on that content if we want to change them. The book therefore pays particular attention to the intimate relationship between theories of emotions and theories of cognition. Moreover, the book emphasizes the importance of the metaphysical framework for medieval and early modern theories of emotions. It was a transformation of this framework that made new theories possible. Starting with an analysis of the Aristotelian framework, the book then looks at skeptical, dualist and monist frameworks, and it examines how the nature of emotions was explained in each of them. The discussion also takes the theological and scientific context into account, for changes in this context quite often gave rise to new problems - problems that concerned the love of God, the joy of resurrected souls, or the fear arising in a soul that is present in a body. All of these problems are examined on the basis of close textual analysis.

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Item Number: 149621
Title: L’artista procreatore : L’amore per le arti nella prima età moderna
Author: Pfisterer, Ulrich
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788885795112
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 232pp., 80 color illus.

Summary: Procreazione, nascita, amore, erotismo nell'arte: come ebbe inizio tutto ciò? Quali erano le idee che gli artisti della prima età moderna collegavano a questi concetti? Ulrich Pfisterer rivela, attraverso testi e immagini, sorprendenti collegamenti tra arte e amore. Quando la freccia di Cupido coglie il bersaglio, disegna il ritratto della persona amata direttamente nel cuore, per questo il dio dell'Amore è stato celebrato da Dante come il più grande fra gli artisti. Già Cicerone aveva richiamato l'attenzione sull'affinità linguistica tra 'pennello', 'penna' e 'pene'. Ma oltre all'aspetto erotico-sensuale esiste anche quello legato alla procreazione e alla nascita delle arti. L'arte si percepisce con il corpo. Non solo nell'antichità, anche durante il Cristianesimo troviamo esempi in cui le allegorie si uniscono in un bacio passionale per la giustizia e la pace. In un'incisione olandese del 1580 sorprende che siano lo zelo e il lavoro a baciarsi. Nei testi e nelle immagini rinascimentali l'erotizzazione era onnipresente e considerava l'amante dell'arte come la terza componente nel ruolo di voyeur, che in tutto ciò trova piacere. Il binomio amore-arte (inteso come amore per l'arte e amore nell'arte, così come l'arte dell'amore) e le sue numerose testimonianze in fonti scritte e visive continuano a sedurre l'autore, uno dei più autorevoli storici dell'arte tedeschi, che qui compendia i risultati dei suoi studi.

Contents: Erotismo dell’incarnazione – Amor – Atti della procreazione – Partorire – Vita familiare – Curve della vita – Amore proibito – Autogenesi – Adorazione – Modelli della creatività. (Saggi di storia dell'arte, 55)

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Item Number: 149126
Title: Palazzo Colonna : Giardini, la storia e le antichita
Author: Picozzi, Maria Grazia (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788865573761
Record created on 06/15/18
Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 688pp., 24 color, 395 b&w illus.

Summary: Le antichità conservate nel Palazzo Colonna di Piazza dei SS. Apostoli a Roma comprendono statue, teste ideali, ritratti, sarcofagi, rilievi, elementi architettonici, iscrizioni di periodo romano, visibili nella Galleria, negli Appartamenti e nei Giardini. Dopo un primo volume, edito sempre dalla nostra casa editrice, sulle sculture antiche e dall’antico degli Appartamenti, gli studi sono proseguiti in questo secondo che vede la pubblicazione delle antichità dei Giardini e della Sala delle sculture, recentemente allestita con materiali provenienti dal Giardino sulle pendici del Quirinale e dal Giardino interno

Contents: P. Pensabene, Il tempio gigantesco del Quirinale ; E. Gallocchio, Le strutture romane lungo il pendio del Quirinale ; M.G. Picozzi, Templum Salutis et Serapis? ; M. Lucci, Le vicende dei Giardini Colonna tra XIV e XVI secolo ; T. Checchi, I Giardini Colonna al tempo del cardinale Ascanio ; M. Lucci, Le vicende dei Giardini Colonna nel XVII secolo ; T. Checchi, I Giardini al tempo del contestabile Filippo II Colonna ; A. Spila, I Giardini nel Settecento - Gli interventi promossi dal contestabile Fabrizio IV e dal cardinale Girolamo II ; M.G. Picozzi, Le antichita dei Giardini dall'Ottocento ad oggi.

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Item Number: 149630
Title: Die Goldbüste des Septimius Severus : Gold- und Silberbüsten römischer Kaiser
Author: de Pury-Gysel, Anne
Price: $72.00
ISBN: 9783952454268
Record created on 10/16/18
Description: Basel: Librum, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 184pp. prof. illus. German text with English summary.
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Item Number: 149626
Title: Amicitia nel Rinascimento: I carmi di Baldassarre Castiglione e Domizio Falcone
Author: Rodney, Lokaj
Price: $225.00
ISBN: 9788891316714
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 342pp., 20 illus.

Summary: Amicitia nel Rinascimento è un' edizione critica che pubblica tutte le poesie latine di Baldassarre Castiglione (1529) e di Domizio Falcone (1505), alcune per la prima volta in assoluto, ognuna corredata di una fedele traduzione italiana e un generoso commento sulle fonti classiche e medievali ivi dispiegate, sugli echi culturali e sulle implicite allusività. Ne emerge un quadro completamente inedito dei rapporti non solo fra i due autori rinascimentali, il primo notissimo per il Libro del cortegiano il secondo pressoché sconosciuto, persino agli studiosi del settore, ma anche fra costoro e il loro mondo vissuto presso la corte gonzaghesca a Mantova, la montefeltresca a Urbino e la corte pontificia a Roma fluttuante in mezzo ai giochi politici di alleanze cangianti, alle nuove figure del poeta o pittore o intellettuale di corte, alla dibattuta questione della lingua cortigiana e all' evoluzione nelle definizioni e status dei giochi amorosi e della stessa sessualità. Vi si profila così un Castiglione nuovo, più completo e rivelatore rispetto all' ideale tratteggiato nel Cortegiano, accanto a un Falcone nient' affatto sconosciuto, anzi osannato piuttosto da Isabella d' Este, Angelo Colocci e Pietro Bembo quale esperto in fatto di poesia amorosa in tutte le sue sfaccettature e vero e proprio faro nel campo dell'ecfrasi inerente alle arti plastiche e figurative, antiche e moderne, persino davanti al grande Mantegna. (LermArte, 21)

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Item Number: 145153
Title: Longford Castle: The Treasures & The Collectors
Author: Smith, Amelia
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781910787687
Record created on 04/10/17
Description: With a Foreword by Sir Nicholas Penny. London: Unicorn Press, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus.

Summary: Longford Castle is a fine Elizabethan country house, home to a world-class collection of art built up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Bouverie family and still owned today by their descendants. Until now, it has been relatively less known amongst the pantheon of English country houses. This book, richly illustrated and based on extensive scholarly research into the family archive, tells a comprehensive story of the collectors who amassed these treasures. It explores the acquisition and commission of works of art from Holbein’s Erasmus and The Ambassadors, to exquisite landscapes by Claude and Poussin, and family portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds. It explores how Longford, an unusual triangular-shaped castle that inspired Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia and Disney’s The Princess Diaries, was decorated and furnished to house these works of fine art. The book brings the story up to the present day, with an introduction and conclusion by the current owner, the 9th Earl of Radnor, himself a keen collector of art, to celebrate this remarkable house and collection.

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Item Number: 149294
Title: Invocation of Beauty : The Life and Photography of SOICHI SUNAMI
Author: Martin, David F
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780998911212
Record created on 07/11/18
Description: Edmonds: Cascadia Art Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 144pp., 150 color images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Invocation of Beauty accompanies the first full-scale exhibition of this important American photographer. Drawing almost exclusively from the family archives, the book includes many images that have been previously unpublished. Soichi Sunami was born in Okayama, Japan in 1885 and immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty and arrived in Seattle in 1907. Initially aspiring to be a painter and sculptor, he studied with local artist Fokko Tadama and became part of the Seattle art community. During this time, he became seriously interested in photography and apprenticed with important local figures such as Wayne Albee and Frank Asakichi Kunishige. He soon found employment in the photography studio of Ella McBride, who became associated with Seattle's Cornish School in its early years. Important modern dancers such as Anna Pavlova and Ted Shawn performed in Seattle and were photographed by the McBride Studio through Nellie Cornish's connections. Many were or became major figures of modern dance. When Sunami moved to New York in 1922, he attended the Art Students League to advance his art training. He met numerous visual artists who posed in his studio and employed him to photograph their works. Retaining his interest in modern dance from his connections in Seattle, Sunami soon began a collaboration with Martha Graham, producing some of the most iconic images of her dance performances. In 1930, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. asked him to become staff photographer at the new Museum of Modern Art. During the next thirty-eight years he produced more than twenty thousand large-format negatives for the MOMA archive and independently created an important body of work in the field of modern dance photography. The book includes Sunami's rare, early pictorialist images of the Northwest landscape and follows his journey to the east coast where he became internationally recognized for his brilliant studies of dancers and cultural figures of the era.

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Item Number: 149569
Title: ‘History as Pastime’ : Jean de Wavrin and His Collection of Chronicles of England
Author: Visser-Fuchs, Livia
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9781907730696
Record created on 09/25/18
Description: Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 682pp., 16pp. color plates.

Summary: The Burgundian author Jean de Wavrin (c.1400-c.1477) has been known to historians for a long time but his work is usually considered derivative and of little importance. Closer study reveals that he had an interesting career, first serving in the Anglo-Burgundian army, then marrying a rich widow and settling down to a quieter life in Lille, where he composed his vast compilation of the histories of England. At the same time he became a supplier of romances to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, and an avid collector of all kinds of books himself. A very unusual draughtsman, whom he almost uniquely patronised, was later named ‘The Wavrin master’ by art historians. Wavrin’s life as a soldier and civilian, ambassador and courtier, is here presented as fully as possible and put into context. His library and his interests are analysed and his own book, its creation, use of sources, purpose and value are discussed, and its often beautifully illustrated manuscripts described and explained. The work is a major study of a neglected medieval chronicler who offers a unique perspective on events in England during the Wars of the Roses and the reign of Edward IV. There is a full index and detailed appendices examining the surviving manuscripts.

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Item Number: 146228
Title: The Decorative Designs of C.F.A. VOYSEY : From the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects. New Revised Edition
Author: Durant, Stuart
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780718893880
Record created on 07/13/17
Description: Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 146pp., 73 color, 53 b&w illus. New revised edition (1st edition 1991)

Summary: Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941) is chiefly remembered today as one of the leading domestic architects of the early twentieth century. Before his career was established, however, to supplement his income he started to design fabrics and wallpapers, and became as successful a designer as he was an architect. Although the themes and components of his decoration are typical of his time, Voysey’s designs remain as distinctive as his houses. They are clear and authoritative, and show a sense of colour that was exceptional in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. The Royal Institute of British Architects drawings collection includes a large number of Voysey’s designs, making it one of the most extensive archives for a designer of the time. The collection covers a period of over forty years, starting in 1887, and includes both commercial designs and others, more revealing about the designer himself. Stuart Durant’s study of Voysey’s work and selection of over sixty of his designs makes the gems of this collection available in print for the first time and presents an absorbing study of Voysey’s working methods and artistic theories. Voysey can now be seen as one of the major figures in British design history.

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Item Number: 148478
Title: ANDY WARHOL, Publisher
Author: Mulroney, Lucy
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226542843
Record created on 03/22/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 43 illus.

Summary: Although we know him best as a visual artist and filmmaker, Andy Warhol was also a publisher. Distributing his own books and magazines, as well as contributing to those of others, Warhol found publishing to be one of his greatest pleasures, largely because of its cooperative and social nature. Journeying from the 1950s, when Warhol was starting to make his way through the New York advertising world, through the height of his career in the 1960s, to the last years of his life in the 1980s, Andy Warhol, Publisher unearths fresh archival material that reveals Warhol’s publications as complex projects involving a tantalizing cast of collaborators, shifting technologies, and a wide array of fervent readers. Lucy Mulroney shows that whether Warhol was creating children’s books, his infamous “boy book” for gay readers, writing works for established houses like Grove Press and Random House, helping found Interview magazine, or compiling a compendium of photography that he worked on to his death, he readily used the elements of publishing to further and disseminate his art. Warhol not only highlighted the impressive variety in our printed culture but also demonstrated how publishing can cement an artistic legacy.

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Item Number: 145154
Title: Painter of Pedigree: THOMAS WEAVER of Shrewsbury Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution
Author: Weaver, LAwrence Trevelyan
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781910787670
Record created on 04/10/17
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 408pp., ca. 110 color illus.

Summary: The industrial and agricultural revolutions transformed the face of Britain. Fiery blast furnaces, pit-head steam engines and fuming lime-kilns scarred a landscape cut across by canals and turnpikes. Within enclosed pasture and parkland farm, sporting animals of improbable proportions and striking dimensions grazed by serpentine lakes before Palladian piles. One of the artists who depicted these prize bulls, pedigree sheep and thoroughbred stallions in Arcadian surroundings of bucolic tranquillity was Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury. Travelling from country house to house to paint pedigree animals for pedigree people his journeys map the networks of kinship, patronage and social aspirations that linked the landed families and gentry of Georgian England.

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Item Number: 147999
Title: Die Weihnachtsvision der Birgitta von Schweden: Bildkunst und Imagination im Wechselspiel
Author: Wolf, Fabian
Price: $108.00
ISBN: 9783795432539
Record created on 01/29/18
Description: Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 495pp., 236 color illus.

Summary: Die Weihnachtsvision der hl. Birgitta von Schweden trug in den Jahrzehnten um 1400 entscheidend zu einem Wandel in der Darstellungsweise der Geburt Christi bei. Diese mystisch beeinflusste Motivgenese wird hier erstmals von den Inspirationsquellen Birgittas bis zur Etablierung einer neuen Ikonografie nachvollzogen und als Wechselspiel zwischen Tradition, Imagination und Verbildlichung erkennbar. Die Weihnachtsvision der hl. Birgitta von Schweden (1303-1373), einer der bedeutendsten Frauengestalten des späten Mittelalters, traf den Nerv der Zeit. Es war in erster Linie die künstlerische Rezeption ihres Visionsberichtes, die um 1400 einen tiefgreifenden Wandel in der Darstellungsweise der Geburt Christi bewirkte und so entscheidend dazu beitrug, eines der zentralen Themen christlicher Bildkunst neu zu formulieren. Der byzantinische Typus mit liegender Muttergottes wurde abgelöst von der Anbetung des Kindes, welches aufgrund der Beschreibung Birgittas nun nackt und hell leuchtend auf dem Boden gezeigt wurde. Diese mystisch inspirierte Motivgenese stellt ein interessantes Kapitel der Kunstgeschichte dar. Mit vorliegender Fallstudie wird erstmals der gesamte Wandlungsprozess von den Inspirationsquellen Birgittas bis zur Etablierung einer neuen Ikonografie nachvollzogen und als komplexes Wechselspiel zwischen Tradition, Imagination und Verbildlichung erkennbar.

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Item Number: 149625
Title: Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 7, 2018
Author: Wrapson, Lucy (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781909492660
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 26cm., pbk., illus.

Contents: The Battel Hall Retable - history, technique and conservation, Michaela Straub and Lucy Wrapson ; Nicholas Hilliard as a painter 'in greate', Sarah Bayliss ; Some preliminary observations on pigments, their costs and use in late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century middling painted interiors - a regional perspective from Suffolk, Andrea Kirkham ; John Donne's metaphysical portrait, Spike Bucklow ; Lead white - how variations in the crystalline ratios influence the optical and handling properties of oil paint, Camille Polkownik ; Reattributing a painting through technical study - Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness by Marcantonio Franceschini, Amiel Clarke and Christine Braybrook ; Uncovering a lost leviathan - new insights and discoveries during treatment of Hendrick van Anthonissen's View of Scheveningen Sands, Shan Kuang ; Exploring Gainsborough Dupont's role in Thomas Gainsborough's studio through the Portrait of Mrs. Audley, Kari Rayner ; The most 'azure blue' - the youth and old age of ultramarine, Sally Woodcock and Emma Jansson ; David Parr House - a technical study of the materials and techniques of the wall paintings, Emma Jansson and Camille Polkownik.

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