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New titles week of 01/14/19: Found 30 titles

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Item Number: 149716
Title: Syria Matters
Author: Abdellatif, Rania ; Julia Gonnella ; Kay Kohlmeyer
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788836641222
Record created on 11/21/18
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 240pp., 200 illus. English-Arab text.

Summary: For more than seven years, Syria has been undergoing one of the worst human tragedies worldwide. This once proud and splendid country, with its fabled cities of Damascus and Aleppo, has been largely destroyed and great parts of its population have been forced to leave, which has led to one of the major refugee migrations of recent history. Syria's fate affects everyone, and especially its neighbours in the Middle East. It is for this reason that the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha has chosen to draw attention to Syria's unique cultural heritage, illuminating its key role in artistic and intellectual world history and, at the same time, seeking to safeguard the irreplaceable legacy that is in such danger. Syria Matters explores five periods of Syria's history, illuminating its key role in the artistic and intellectual history of the world. It is a journey through time and space featuring immersive and innovative digital renderings of key sites by the French company ICONEM and showcasing over 120 objects including some of MIA's greatest collection highlights such as the famous Cavour vase as well as significant national and international loans from Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Berlin, London and Paris. Visitors will leave with a deep understanding and connection to Syria and an appreciation of how the continuing destruction affects us all.

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Item Number: 149699
Title: Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa
Author: Bifolco, Stefano ; Fabrizio Ronca
Price: $850.00
ISBN: 9788890937613
Record created on 11/13/18
Description: Roma: Antiquarius, 2018. 3 vols. 32cm., hardcover, 2572pp. prof. illus. Edition of 350 numbered copies. Italian text.

Summary: For the first time, the Golden Age of Italian maps is sytematically analyzed and described, including a meticulous recording of all known editions and states of each map described. The work is not an essays on Italian maps of the sixteenth century but a carto-bibliography of sixteenth-century Italian cartography, intended to provide a complete census of all maps printed in Italy during its Golden Age. The work represents the first catalog raisonne of Italian mapmakers, significantly updating and expanding the work of Ronald Tooley's Maps in Italian Atlases of the Sixteenth Century. Printed in three volumes, the work describes and illustrates 1,280 maps, many of which are identified in multiple states (Tooley's work totaled 614 maps). Each map description includes a photograph, descriptin, and essay. These essays detail all the known sates and possible unknown issues, as well as give a complete census of copies known in public collections. The work if the result of the author's life-long devotion to the study of the topic, emphasizing an understanding of the maps, critically comparing each known map for various states and recording evidence of states of maps which no longer survive. Long awaited by the scholary, curatorial and collecting communities, the work will become the standard reference tool for scholars, curators, collectors, and archivists, as well as enthusiasts interested in learning about the richness and diversity of Italian cartographic publishing during its Golden Age. (Cartografia Rara Italiana)

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Item Number: 146623
Title: Rire en images à la Renaissance
Author: Bodart, Didier ; F. Alberti (eds)
Price: $175.00
ISBN: 9782503549460
Record created on 08/30/17
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 552pp., 214 color, 76 b&w illus.

Contents: Daniel Ménager, Les plaisirs du rire dans la littérature de la Renaissance ; Francesca Alberti, Diane H. Bodart,Introduction ; Bert W. Meijer, Dessins grotesques et ridicules sur le support des peintures (XIV e-XVI e siècles) ; Valérie Boudier, Rire de la mauvaise humeur avec Bartolomeo Passerotti ; Diane H. Bodart, Pour une proto-histoire de la caricature politique ; Sandra Cheng, Ridiculous Portraits - comic ugliness and early modern caricature ; Francesco Porzio, Per il linguaggio del comico figurativo - il lessico metaforico delle "pitture ridicole" ; Michel Hochmann, 'Des bizarreries de chat et d'autres fantaisies' - le chat dans les tableaux comiques de la Renaissance ; Thomas Fusenig, Hans von Aachen, laughter and early Italian Genre Painting ; Philippe Morel, Rire avec les grotesques à la Renaissance ; Malcolm Jones, Facete and befitting pictures - humour in the prints and paintings of the English Renaissance, c.1550-c.1650 ; Paolo Procaccioli, Santa Nafissa. Per una tipologia della scrittura d'arte en comique ; Emmanuelle Hénin, Des peintures comiques malgré elles - à propos d'une distinction de Paleotti ; Patricia Simons, Dicks and stones - double-sided humour in a maiolica dish of 1536 ; Tommaso Mozzati, Ridere a bocca piena. La Compagnia del Paiuolo e le sculture di cibo ; Maurice Brock, Quelques enfants amusants dans la peinture religieuse de Lorenzo Lotto ; Angelica Tschachtli, Un sourire qui intrigue - les expressions faciales du buste funéraire de Leonardo Salutati par Mino da Fiesole ; Francesca Alberti, Ridente Redentore - le rire de l'Enfant-Jésus dans l'art italien de la Renaissance ; José Emilio Burucúa, Juegos de niños y conocimiento adulto en el Renacimiento europeo ; Dennis Geronimus, Northern Exposure - Pontormo, Dürer and the humor of the body ; Henri Keazor, Unexplained Laughter - The role of humor, wit and laughing in the painterly reform of the Carracci ; Elinor Myara Kelif, Traditions burlesque et populaire du mythe de l'âge d'or chez Pieter Bruegel et Bernard Salomon ; Nicola Suthor, Braccelli's Bizzarie - a distinctive form of Commedia dell'Arte ; Paul Barolsky, Smiles of delight and pleasures of play in Italian Renaissance art. (The Body in Art)

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Item Number: 148381
Title: Freedom: The Art of the Novembergruppe 1918-1935
Author: Burmeister, Ralf ; Thomas Köhler (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791357812
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, in association with Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 256pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text

Summary: In the wake of World War I and the German Revolution of November 1918, a group of German artists, architects, composers, and writers banded together to work toward a democratic society that would reflect the values of the Weimar constitution. Some of the most celebrated artists of the period were members or participated in their numerous exhibitions, including Otto Dix, Max Ern st, Walter Gropius, George Grosz, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hannah Hoch, and Piet Mondrian. In an effort to reflect the liberal values of Germany's newly established socialist government, the group was open to all styles, from Cubism, Futur ism, and Expressionism to Dada, Abstraction, and New Objectivity. Until their dissolution in 1935, when they were banned by the Nazi regime, they exhibited nearly 3,000 works throughout the country. This book focuses on three distinct periods over the course of the group's history . Each section features essays and a series of elegantly reproduced illustrations. Presenting over one hundred works, this stunning compilation offers new perspectives on the avant-garde art of Weimar Germany, its socio-utopian ideals, and its attempts to build bridges inside the artistic community as well as between the artists and their fellow citizens.

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Item Number: 149761
Title: Le Grottesche degli Uffizi
Author: Conticelli, Valentina ; Francisca De Luca
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788809868502
Record created on 12/27/18
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Description: Firenze: Giunti, 2018. 35 X 28cm., hardcover, 416pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Pochi alzano la testa per guardare il soffitto, agli Uffizi, ma le volte dei corridoi della galleria fiorentina presentano una decorazione dipinta davvero particolare. Il primo corridoio, quello sul lato Est, fu affrescato fra il 1579 e il 1581 da Antonio Tempesta, inizialmente, e poi da Alessandro Allori e dalla sua bottega. Le decorazioni sono “a grottesca”, secondo una moda allora recente ma derivata dall’antichità romana. I soggetti sono apparentemente sfuggenti, ricchi di simbologie complesse ma anche di episodi curiosi e figurine appunto buffe, grottesche, bizzarre: mascheroni, mostri, animali, fauni, strani edifici, paesaggi misteriosi. Il tutto risolto con un grande equilibrio compositivo. La decorazione dei due corridoi successivi (Sud e Ovest), completata nel Seicento con un episodio di intervento settecentesco, raccontano invece le glorie della Toscana granducale. Questo volume, di particolare eleganza, ricchissimo di dettagli e di grandi immagini inedite, racconta la storia della decorazione del complesso architettonico e rivela i segreti significati di ogni campata dipinta, conducendoci in un mondo immaginario, sospeso tra realtà e mitologia.

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Item Number: 142599
Title: JAMES ENSOR, Occasional Modernist : Ensor’s artistic and social ideas and of the interpretation of his art
Author: Todts, Herwig
Price: $195.00
ISBN: 9782503570303
Record created on 08/15/16
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 448pp., 16 color illus.

Summary: This book explores James Ensor’s writings, ideas and works in greater depth than they have hitherto enjoyed in art-historical scholarship. In the course of the twentieth century, under the influence of the increasing success of Modernism, a misleading image of James Ensor emerged. One might even say that Ensor was confined within a modernist ‘straitjacket’. In order to understand the artist’s motivations, this book follows the advice given to the art critic André De Ridder by Ensor himself in 1930: ‘I recommend you re-read Les Écrits de James Ensor, where I explain my research and defend my ideas’. Ensor’s writings can roughly be divided into two categories – his letters and ‘les écrits’, encompassing his journalistic work, satirical exhibition reviews, comical speeches, words of thanks and praise, and open letters in brochures. The analysis of Ensor’s writings is no small task, for he gave little attention to structure and coherence, and employed a complex ‘wondermiraclelikefulistic’ language – archaisms, neologisms, staggering vitriolic rants, hyperboles, from which the essence of his personal views and beliefs is often difficult to distill. Nevertheless, his writings are a crucial source of knowledge on his opinions on Christian faith, rationality, hypocrisy, the dangers of an emerging Flemish nationalism, animal cruelty, the destruction of natural beauty and ancient monuments, and a number of other topics. Ensor believed art ought to be a source of ‘ravishment’ for both the viewer and the artist, and continually defended the right of the latter to create an incoherent oeuvre, experimenting with ever new and diverse ‘manières’, styles, subjects, techniques and genres. This book explores the artist’s writings, ideas and works in greater depth than they have hitherto enjoyed in art-historical scholarship. (XIX: Art and the Visual Cultures of the 19th Century, 1.)

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Item Number: 149418
Title: Art and Experience in Trecento Italy : Studies from the Andrew Ladis Memorial Conference in New Orleans, 2016
Author: Flora, Holly ; Sarah S. Wilkins (eds)
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9782503581958
Record created on 08/16/18
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 347pp., 146 color, 34 b&w illus.

Contents: Marvin Trachtenberg, 'Dante and the Moment of Florentine Art'. 1. Nancy M. Thompson, 'Networks and Materials: Italian Stained-Glass Windows c. 1280-c. 1400'. 2. Giada Damen, 'Studying Drawings of the Italian Trecento'. 3. Laura Jacobus, '"I, Porrina": A Hyper-Realistic Portrait in the Collegiata of Casole d'Elsa'. 4. Meredith Raucher Sisson, 'Beyond Blood: The Crucifixus Dolorosus and the Beauty of Christ'. 5. Theresa Flanigan, 'The Ponte Vecchio as a Public Good: Civic Architecture and Civil Conflict in Trecento Florence'. 6. Erik Gustafson, 'Roman Versus Gothic in Trecento Architecture'. 7. Lorenzo Vigotti, 'Before Palazzo Medici: Earlier Domestic Traditions Shaping the Renaissance Palace in Florence, 1380-1420'. 8. Jill Harrison, 'Partisan Politics and Giotto's Ognissanti Madonna: Making Invisible Allegiances Visible'. 9. Damien Cerutti, 'From Giotto to Masaccio and Masolino: Reflections On Two Double-Sided Polyptychs in Rome'. 10. Claudia Bolgia: 'The "Tabernacles' War, ca 1367-ca 1377": Civic versus Papal Authority in Popular-Regime Rome'. 11. Wolfgang Loseries, 'Simone Martini's Design of the Prototype for the Patron Saints Altarpieces in Siena Cathedral, Inspired by Duccio and Nicola Pisano'. 12. Karl Whittington, 'Bodies In and Out of Space in Trecento Painting'. 13. Michael Grillo, 'Dissolving the Frame: Phenomenology and Index in Trecento Painting'. 14. Jessica N. Richardson, 'A Trecento Artist and Miraculous Images: Simone di Filippo at Bologna'. 15. Mark Rosen, "As the World Turns: Revisiting Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Lost Wheel Map in Siena. 16. Bryan C. Keene, 'Illuminators from Pistoia and Pisa in Trecento Florence: The Case of Two Antiphonary Commissions'. 17. Fabio Frezzato, 'The Painting Techniques of Fourteenth-Century Wall Paintings in Northern Italy'. 18. Cathleen Hoeniger, 'The Camposanto of Pisa in the Wake of World War Two: Loss and Discovery'. 19. Anita Moskowitz, 'Some Trecento Objects in the Collection of Stefano Bardini: Additions, Subtractions, and Restorations'. Conclusion - Bill Eiland, 'Epilogue: A Tribute to Andrew Ladis'. (Trecento Forum, 1)

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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
Description: Préface par Olivier Bonfait. Paris: Arthena, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., 300 color 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: 149707
Title: Un reve d'Italie : La collection du marquis Campana
Author: Gaultier, Francoise ; Laurent Haumesser
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782359062502
Record created on 11/16/18
Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 608pp., 800 illus. Exhibition held at Musee du Louvre, Paris.

Summary: Giampietro Campana, directeur du mont-de-Piété à Rome, a constitué la plus grande collection privée du XIXe siècle, qui rassemblait aussi bien des objets archéologiques que des peintures, des sculptures et des objets de la Renaissance. Cette collection se caractérisait tant par sa quantité (plus de 10 000 pièces) que par sa qualité, comptant de nombreux chefs-d’œuvre, du Sarcophage des Époux à La Bataille de Paolo Uccello et aux sculptures de Della Robbia. À travers cette collection, à nulle autre pareille, Campana mettait en lumière le patrimoine culturel italien, au moment même où émergeait l’Italie comme nation. Après ses démêlés avec la justice ponti?cale, Campana vit sa collection dispersée en 1861 entre la Russie du tsar Alexandre II et la France de Napoléon III, ce qui suscita alors une émotion profonde en Italie et en Europe. C’est ainsi que l’essentiel de la collection Campana arriva au musée du Louvre. Aujourd’hui encore, la galerie Campana, où sont exposés les vases grecs, garde le nom de cette collection qui a joué un rôle décisif dans la constitution des collections du Louvre. Ce catalogue entend donner, pour la première fois depuis sa dispersion, une vision d’ensemble de cette légendaire collection. Il présente la personnalité ?amboyante de Campana et la société dans laquelle il évolua, l’histoire de la collection, la reconstitution de salles du musée Campana à Rome, le goût du collectionneur pour les pastiches et les faux. Il met également en lumière l’in?uence immense de la collection Campana dans l’art et l’artisanat de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle

For the first time in 160 years, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of the 19th century’s largest private collection, whose 10,000 exhibits—archaeological items, paintings, sculptures, and “modern” objets d’art—included such masterpieces as the Sarcophagus of the Spouses and Paolo Uccello’s Battle of San Romano. Addressing the personality and tastes of Giampietro Campana, the way he brought together this truly extraordinary ensemble, and its ultimate dispersal throughout Europe, the exhibition will also highlight the collection’s seminal role in the affirmation of Italian culture as the Italian nation gradually took shape in the course of the 19th century. Thus it will illustrate the collection’s significance in terms of cultural awareness in Italy and Europe as a whole.

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Item Number: 149664
Title: Ovidio : amori, miti e altre storie
Author: Ghedini, Francesca (et al)
Price: $62.95
ISBN: 9788856906486
Record created on 10/30/18
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 312pp., ca. 300 illus. Exhibition held at Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma.

Summary: A Ovidio spetta un posto speciale fra i grandi poeti della civiltà occidentale. le sue metamorfosi, le storie di dèi e di eroi, di efebi e ninfe, restano impresse, con la potenza delle invenzioni senza tempo, nell'identità collettiva antica che ancora alimenta la nostra immaginazione. furono i monaci nel medioevo a copiare i suoi versi, anche i più audaci, per salvarli dall'oblio. Ovidio è stato l'interprete, talvolta il creatore, di miti immortali: la doppia natura di ermafrodito, narcisocondannato alla vanità, la sfida di niobe all'olimpo, icaro e fetontevittime della audacia temeraria… le sue creature hanno ispirato per duemila anni, a partire dal XIII secolo, pittori, scultori, incisori, ceramisti. trasformando le metamorfosi, il suo poema più famoso, nella scena ideale per le dimore aristocratiche, per le pareti, i soffitti, gli arredi sacri e profani. lucido interprete della roma contemporanea, Ovidio canta con leggerezza le donne imbellettate e gli amanti impetuosi, la vita gaudente dei banchetti e degli spettacoli pubblici: regala ai posteri un trattato giocoso sull'amore profano, l'ars amatoria, i luoghi propizi per gli amanti, i trucchi e gli inganni della seduzione, gli stratagemmi per dare inizio e porre fine all'avventura erotica. una vena poetica, laica, che lo rende infine inviso ad augusto e ai circoli intellettuali impegnati a restaurare le fondamenta di una moralizzazione severa dei costumi per l'impero che prende forma, fino alla condanna all'esilio perpetuo a tomi [oggi costanza in romania].

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Item Number: 149245
Title: City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts : Depictions of Rhetoric and Rule in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Gregg, Ryan E
Price: $227.00
ISBN: 9789004357204
Record created on 07/02/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 418pp., 259 color illus.

Summary: In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts, Ryan E. Gregg relates how Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Duke Cosimo I of Tuscany employed city view artists such as Anton van den Wyngaerde and Giovanni Stradano to aid in constructing authority. These artists produced a specific style of city view that shared affinity with Renaissance historiographic practice in its use of optical evidence and rhetorical techniques. History has tended to see city views as accurate recordings of built environments. Bringing together ancient and Renaissance texts, archival material, and fieldwork in the depicted locations, Gregg demonstrates that a close-knit school of city view artists instead manipulated settings to help persuade audiences of the truthfulness of their patrons’ official narratives.

Contents: Witnessing Sovereignty: Anton van den Wyngaerde's City Views as Habsburg Courtly Propaganda - The Archival Material: Their Evidentiary Problems and Indications - Eyewitness to History: The Habsburg Use of City Views - Genoa: City View as History and as Impresa - Cantecroy, Mechelen, and the English Palaces: Claims of Dominion - Brussels and Utrecht: Demonstrations of Sovereignty - The Italian Views: Van den Wyngaerde in the Imperial Train - Ancona and Lyon. The Antwerp School of City Views - Fertile Foundations - The Catalyst: Charles V's Entry into Rome - Technique, Style, and Viewing Experiences - Coalition - Contemporary Recognition. Vasari, Historiography, and the Rhetoric of City Views - History, Truthfulness, and Setting - The Tropes of Enargeia: Sieges, Ships, and City Views - Viewing City Towers: Vision, Cognition, and Simulacra - Nature or Artifice? The Mannerism of Antwerp School City Views - City Views as Analogy for Judgment - Enargeia and Eyewitnessing in Vasari's Historiographic Practice - Vasari's Description of City View Methodology: a Verbal Artist Figure - Borghini's New Historiography and the City Views. Defining Ducal Dominion: Giovanni Stradano's City Views in the Apartment of Leo X - The Room of Giovanni delle Bande Nere - The Room of Clement VII - The Room of Cosimo I. Coda: Heirs to Dominion - Heirs to Patronage. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 294/35)

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Item Number: 147146
Title: A Medici Pilgrimage : The Devotional Journey of Cosimo III to Santiago de Compostela (1669)
Author: Guzman, Miguel Tain
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781909400931
Record created on 10/26/17
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 30 x 24cm., hardcover, 156pp., 147 color illus.

Summary: The Grand Tour of Cosimo di Ferdinando de' Medici, prince of Tuscany, between 1668 and 1669, included many of the great states of Europe - Spain, Portugal, England, Holland and France - in a carefully prepared itinerary chosen to help educate and prepare the 26-year old prince to one day become Grand Duke of Tuscany. All the places chosen to visit were selected to impart cultural, economic, or political advantage to the prince, and none more so than his longest visit: Spain. Lasting more than five months, he visited the cities of Barcelona, Martorell, Montserrat, Igualada, Lleida, Zaragoza, Daroca, Guadelajara, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Toledo, Mora, Consuegra, Villanueva de los Infantes, Andújar, El Carpio, Córdoba, Castro del Río, Granada, Ecija, Carmona, Sevilla, Zafra, Badajoz, and briefly, Lisbon. In March 1669, he reached Santiago de Compostela, arguably the highlight of the trip, where he made a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James the Apostle in the city's cathedral. The travel diaries of five members of his retinue describe the visit in great detail, providing a rare account of the city and the pilgrim's rites and rituals. Another member of the prince's entourage, the Florentine artist, Pier Maria Baldi, painted a large-scale panorama of Compostela, the most valuable cityscape from the 1600s known to date. Using hitherto unknown source material, this volume charts a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world, then held as an equal to Rome and Jerusalem, that stimulated the piety of the man who would become Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. (The Medici Archive Project, 5)

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Item Number: 149770
Title: Bildwerke nördlich der Alpen und im Alpenraum 1380 bis 1440 : Kritischer Bestandskatalog der BerlinerSkulpturensammlung (Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
Author: Kunz, Tobias (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9783731907558
Record created on 01/17/19
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Description: Peterseberg: Imhof, 2019. 30cm., hardcover, 624pp., 818 color illus.

Summary: Mit dem Katalog der um 1400 nördlich der Alpen und im Alpenraum entstandenen Bildwerke legt die Berliner Skulpturensammlung den zweiten aktuellen Band zu ihren umfangreichen mittelalterlichen Beständen vor. In ausführlichen Beiträgenwerden 122 Werke dieser bedeutenden, an technischen und künstlerischen Neuerungen so reichen Epoche europäischer Skulptur aus Stein, Ton, Holz, Alabaster und Metall behandelt, darunter auch die Verluste des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Viele Objekte werden erstmals monografisch vorgestellt, es gibt etlicheNeuentdeckungen. Die Berliner Skulpturensammlung besitzt ungewöhnlich viele herausragende Bildwerke des sogenannten Schönen Stils, hinsichtlich der Vielfalt von Gattungen, Bildtypen und Kunstregionen ist sie weltweit einzigartig. Auch dieser Band ist in Kooperation von Restauratoren und Kunsthistorikern entstanden. Ausführliche technologische Untersuchungen mit zum Teil überraschenden Neubefunden sind Grundlagen für Überlegungen zu Kontext, Stil und Datierung.

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Item Number: 149665
Title: L’enigma svelato : La Gioconda, la Vergine delle rocce, il San Giovanni Battista di LEONARDO DA VINCI e il pensiero del Beato Amadeo
Author: Paliaga, Franco
Price: $26.25    Original Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9788865284186
Record created on 10/30/18
Description: Pisa: Il Campano, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 218pp. illus.

Summary: Da più di un secolo la critica si interroga sull'affascinante mistero che circonda la Gioconda. Numerose sono state le ipotesi di identificazione della donna, ma nessuna di esse ha fornito la prova inconfutabile che si tratti di Lisa Gherardini, moglie di Francesco del Giocondo, oppure di una certa donna fiorentina identificata con Pacifica Brandani. Da un'attenta lettura della tavola e grazie agli scritti di Leonardo emerge che il personaggio raffigurato è una donna immaginaria, accostabile alla figura classica di Sophia, simbolo di eccellenza della sapienza e della conoscenza. Una concezione filosofica in parte diffusa dal pensiero del beato Amadeo da Silva del quale Leonardo ne risentì l'influenza anche per la realizzazione di due altre famose opere, la Vergine delle rocce e il San Giovanni Battista, sempre conservate al Louvre. Il libro analizza, dopo vent'anni di ricerche, i tre dipinti alla luce di questa concezione religiosa, fornendo inedite e straordinarie interpretazioni delle più famose opere di Leonardo da Vinci.

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Item Number: 149548
Title: Intorno all'Annunciazione Martelli di FILIPPO LIPPI : Riflessioni dopo il restauro. Atti della giornata di studi (Firenze, Museo di Casa Martelli, 26 maggio 2017)
Author: Bietti, Monica
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788874613779
Record created on 09/18/18
Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 216pp., 343 color illus.

Summary: 1440-1450. Siamo in pieno Rinascimento, i Medici e le famiglie fiorentine sono all’apice della loro grandezza e tutti i migliori artisti gravitano intorno a Firenze. È in questi anni che Filippo Lippi esegue l’Annunciazione per la cappella degli Operai- Martelli nella basilica di San Lorenzo. Ogni opera di questo periodo ha qualcosa di nuovo, gli artisti si osservano e competono tra loro, e le botteghe brulicano di lavori. Grazie al restauro di questa pala d’altare, finanziato dai Friends of Florence ed eseguito dall’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze, sono tornate alla luce peculiarità stilistiche e costruttive che hanno risvegliato la curiosità degli storici dell’arte. Le ricerche d’archivio condotte per l’occasione dalla curatrice del volume Monica Bietti hanno fornito ulteriori ragioni per rivedere le convinzioni pregresse e ne è nata una giornata di studi internazionale di cui questo volume riporta gli atti. Confronti, influenze e datazioni di capolavori oggi sparsi nei musei di tutto il mondo trovano in queste pagine il nuovo punto di riferimento, il più aggiornato, per gli studiosi del futuro.

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Item Number: 149262
Title: Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, Volume 2 : The New Town, Leith and the Outer Suburbs
Author: McKenzie, Ray ; Dianne King ; Tracy Smith
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781786941541
Record created on 07/05/18
Description: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 496pp., 330 b&w illus.

Summary: This book is the companion to Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, volume 1, 'The Old Town and South Edinburgh', extending the coverage to the First New Town and its environs, and beyond that to the former independent burgh of Leith. It provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the entire spectrum of public sculptures to be found in these parts of the city, including free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings, and contemporary site-specific interventions. Based on extensive new research, the text is structured as a catalogue raisonné, with each entry comprising a detailed description of the work, an account of how it came to be commissioned, and an analysis of its cultural significance. There are also separate appendices dealing with important works that have been lost or destroyed, minor works and sculptural coats of arms. The study of public sculpture is now recognised as offering a range of new insights into the development of the urban realm. Those insights are brought together here to provide a comprehensive resource for historians, architects, urban planners and conservators, and a narrative history that will be of interest to all who care about Edinburgh, and wish to celebrate its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Public Sculpture of Britain)

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Item Number: 149570
Title: FRANCESCO PAOLO MICHETTI : Catalogo Generale
Author: Benzi, Fabio (et al)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9788836641666
Record created on 09/25/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 400pp., 1072 illus.

Summary: Francesco Paolo Michetti (1851-1929) è da riconoscere come uno fra i protagonisti nel panorama artistico italiano e internazionale del secondo Ottocento e primo Novecento, per la singolarità di un percorso lungo, articolato e capace di evolversi maturando negli anni differenti tecniche e stili. Gli studi condotti negli ultimi vent'anni, nel mettere in luce la versatilità e la sua straordinaria facilità esecutiva e inventiva, hanno evidenziato l'urgenza di una ricognizione scientifica della sua vasta e fortunata produzione, soprattuto per discernere quanto effettivamente realizzato dal maestro, e quanto riconducibile alla prolifica attività dei suoi numerosissimi imitatori. Frutto di dieci anni di lavoro, questo catalogo rappresenta un imprescindibile strumento di chiarezza critica, che fissa il corpus delle opere pittoriche e grafiche e ripercorre, nei saggi introduttivi, la parabola umana e artistica di Michetti, punteggiata da prestigiosi incarichi, onorificenze e successi nazionali e internazionali. Se Napoli, Parigi e Roma costituiscono i tre vertici del suo percorso di affermazione, è l'Abruzzo, stretto tra terra e mare, la sua ininterrotta fonte d'ispirazione. La sua natura e la sua gente sono i protagonisti di un grande poema ciclico e simbolico di vita e morte, gioia e dolore che si compone negli anni e che, pur nell'evoluzione della forma, risponde all'esigenza mai tradita di penetrare l'essenza della realtà. Il catalogo generale, completato da apparati biobibliografici, contribuisce a restituire pienamente all'artista il ruolo di protagonista tra i maestri europei.

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Item Number: 148917
Title: Projecting Citizenship : Projecting Citizenship: Photography and Belonging in the British Empire
Author: Moser, Gabrielle
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9780271081274
Record created on 05/15/18
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 248pp., 64 illus.

Summary: In Projecting Citizenship, Gabrielle Moser gives a comprehensive account of the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee's lantern slide lectures-an unusual project produced by the British government at the beginning of the twentieth century-that combined geography education and photography to teach schoolchildren around the world what it meant to look and to feel like an imperial citizen. Through detailed archival research and close readings, Moser elucidates the impact of this vast collection of photographs documenting the land and peoples of the British Empire circulated between 1902 and 1945 in classrooms from Canada to Hong Kong, the West Indies to Australia. Moser argues that these photographs played a central role in the invention and representation of imperial citizenship. She shows how citizenship became a photographable and teachable subject by tracing the intended readings of the images the committee hoped to impart to viewers and analyzing how spectators may have used their encounters with these photographs for civic engagement. Focusing on the ways the Visual Instruction Committee pictured citizenship within an everyday context, this book decenters the preoccupation with trauma, violence, atrocity, and conflict that characterizes theoretical literature on visual citizenship and demonstrates that the relationship between photography and citizenship emerged not in the dismantling of modern colonialism but through its consolidation. Interweaving political and economic history, history of pedagogy, and theories of citizenship with a consideration of the aesthetic and affective dimensions of viewing the lectures, Projecting Citizenship offers important insights into the social inequalities and visual language of colonial rule.

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Item Number: 148521
Title: Posing Modernity : The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Author: Murrell, Denise
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300229066
Record created on 03/28/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 224pp., 177 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: This timely and original study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. Posing Modernity examines the legacy of Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863), arguing that this radical painting marked a shift toward portraying the black figure as an active participant in modern life rather than as an exotic “other.” Denise Murrell explores the intersection between the avant-garde artists of 19th-century Paris and the community of post-abolition free black Parisians. She traces the impact of Manet’s reconsideration of the black model into the 20th century and across the Atlantic, where Henri Matisse socialized in Harlem jazz clubs and later produced transformative portraits of the Haitian dancer Carmen as a cosmopolitan beauty. The book concludes with a look at how Manet and Matisse’s depictions influenced Romare Bearden and continue to reverberate in the work of such global contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Aimé Mpane, and Mickalene Thomas, who draw on art history to explore its other voices. Featuring over 175 illustrations, Posing Modernity illuminates long-obscured figures and proposes that a history of modernism cannot be complete until it examines the vital role of the black female muse within it.

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Item Number: 149390
Title: Art and Science, Volume two
Author: Panayotova, Stella (et al)
Price: $176.00
ISBN: 9781912554133
Record created on 08/03/18
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp., 240 color illus.

Contents: Vision and Colour in the Works of Giotto and His Contemporaries, Donal Cooper ; Robert Grosseteste's De iride and its Addendum in the Vatican Manuscript Barb. Lat. 165 - Transmission, Reception, Meaning, Cecilia Panti and Greti Dinkova-Bruun ; Seeing a Pink Elephant - Creating Meaning through Colour in the Medieval Bestiary, Elizabeth Morrison ; The Colours of Fortune, Deirdre Jackson ; Recipes and Reception - Late Mediaeval English Colour. Recipes and Amateur Illuminators, Mark Clarke ; Looking for Lichen, Fooled by Folium and Tricked by Tyrian - A Brief Tour and New Research on Purple in Manuscripts, Cheryl Porter, Maurizio Aceto, Elisa Calà, Angelo Agostino, Gaia Fenoglio, Ambra Idone and Monica Gulmini ; Reflecting a Heavenly Light - Gold and other Metals in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination, Nancy Turner ; Gold or Brass, Silver or Tin - the Analysis of Metals in Medieval Book Illumination, Robert Fuchs, Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences ; Pigmenta - Materials for Writing, Painting and Healing, Lea Olsan ; The Use of Copper Sulphates in Sixteenth-Century Flemish Illumination - Simon Bening as a Case Study, Giulia Bertolotti and Paola Ricciardi ; Between Tradition and Innovation - Giving Light to a Visionary Text in the Lorvão Beatus, Maria João Melo, Maria Adelaide Miranda, Rita Castro, João Lopes and Jorge Sarraguça ; Scientific Study of Cistercian Illuminated Manuscripts - Techniques, Aesthetics and Religion, Catarina Miguel, Angela Nuñez-Gáitan, Maria Luisa Carvalho and Cristina Barrocas-Diasa ; Mapping and identification of the pigments used in two illuminations from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese attributed to the Master of the Dominican Effigies, John K. Delaney, Kathryn Dooley, Damon Conover, Lisha Glinsman, Giorgio Trumpy and Michelle Facini ; The Benefits of Scanning Illuminated Manuscripts with MA-XRF and MA-rFTIR, Stijn Legrand, Paola Ricciardi and Koen Janssens ; The Psalter-Hours of Isabelle of France in the Nineteenth-Century, Stella Panayotova ; The Spanish Forger Exposed - an Interdisciplinary Study of Two of His Paintings, Christina Currie, Steven Saverwyns and Dominique Vanwijnsberghe. (Manuscripts in the Making, 2)

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Item Number: 149746
Title: RAPHAEL et Agostino Chigi : Le peintre et son mécène
Author: Ferrigno, Amélie
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 9782753575592
Record created on 12/12/18
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 198pp. illus.

Summary: Depuis son arrivée à Rome en 1508, le parcours de Raphaël semble étroitement lié à celui d’Agostino Chigi, riche banquier et mécène. Le rapprochement des deux hommes, tant sur le plan professionnel qu’amical, voire jusque dans la mort (puisqu’ils meurent tous deux en avril 1520), laisse supposer que la carrière romaine du maître se soit largement déroulée sous la protection du banquier. L’analyse des rapports entre le peintre et son mécène révèle alors certains aspects de la personnalité de Raphaël que l’on redécouvre en même temps que sa peinture, et éclaire cette relation d’un jour nouveau.

Contents: 1508 - Raphael dans la Rome de Jules II ; Agostino Chigi, le banquier-mécène ; La rencontre du peintre et du mécène ; Agostino Chigi et Raphael - les piliers des Chambres du pape Jules II ; Galatée, le triomphe de Raphael ; La Loge de Psyché, la loge des exceptions ; Le secret de La Fornarina ; Avril 1520, Raphael et Agostino réunis dans la mort.

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Item Number: 149747
Title: La Réception de REMBRANDT à travers les estampes en France au XVIIIe siècle
Author: Prigot, Aude
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9782753575523
Record created on 12/12/18
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 288pp. illus.

Summary: Au début du XVIIIe siècle, l’œuvre de Rembrandt demeure source de conflit entre un œil, séduit par une virtuosité artistique certaine et une raison encore pénétrée des normes italo-antiques. De fait, cet art bouscule les habitudes du collectionnisme, sonne le glas d’une forme de discours sur les artistes qui ne serait que biographique, déplaçant l’intérêt de la personne à l’œuvre. Il entraîne l’avènement de nouveaux acteurs dans la construction de cette discipline qu’est l’histoire de l’art. L’œil et la main en viennent ainsi à incarner, au XVIIIe siècle en France, les deux pans d’un diptyque inséparables de la réception de l’œuvre gravé de Rembrandt. Contents: Introduction - Une réception nuancée - La réception de Rembrandt en France au XVIIIe siècle à travers Les estampes. Découvrir les estampes de Rembrandt en France ou les hésitations du verbe - Les années 1700-1751 - Les premiers écrits - Roger de Piles (1635-1709) ou Le début de La reconnaissance - La réception de l'abrégé de la vie de Rembrandt au XVIIIe siècle - Les miroirs d'Houbraken - Le cabinet des singularitez, d'architecture, peinture, gravure de Florent le Comte (1699-1700) - La vie de Rembrandt par Florent le Comte - Antoine Dezallier d'Argenville (1680-1765) - L'abrégé, choix et enjeux - Les premières collections d'estampes - L'entrée de l'oeuvre de Rembrandt au cabinet du roy - les collections Marolles et Beringhen - Le 'prodigieux amas' de l'abbé Michel de Marolles (1600-1681) - L'entrée de la collection Marolles au cabinet du roy - La collection de Jacques-Louis de Beringhen (1651-1723) - Le 'bref état' des connaissances de Pierre-Jean Mariette. "s'en rapporter aux sentiments" - L'avènement de l'œil au cours des années 1751-1797 - Le catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt avec des aJouts de Helle et Glomy, d'Edme-Francois Gersaint, Paris, 1751 - Vie d'Edme-Francois Gersaint (1694-1750), de Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Helle (?-1767) et Jean-Baptiste Glomy (ca. 1720-ca. 1786) - Les genèses d'un modèle ou l'émergence d'une nouvelle sensibilité : l'oeuvre complet d'artiste - Les portefeuilles d'amateurs - La littérature des catalogues de vente - L'influence des pays-bas - L'apprentissage de la rigueur : la création d'une norme - La création d'une typologie - Les notices - Les titres - La postérité du catalogue Gersaint - Le Royaume-Uni et le Catalogue and Description of the Etchings of Rembrandt van Rhyn, 1752 - Les pays-bas - Le Saint-Empire romain germanique ou la dette d'Adam von Bartsch envers Gersaint. "Le plus bel Oeuvre qui se soit jamais vu" - L'émergence des grandes collections d'estampes - La politique de refonte d'Hugues-Adrien Joly - L'oeuvre de Johann Anton De peters (1723-1795) - L'acquisition de la collection Peters par le cabinet du roy - Les catalogues de vente à L'aune du catalogue Gersaint : La diffusion d'un modèle - L'organisation des catalogues de ventes - L'inflation du prix des estampes - La diffusion des gravures anglaises. "dresser La main" - Imiter et reproduire les oeuvres de Rembrandt ou l'apprentissage par le geste - Les graveurs amateurs - L'Histoire de Joseph du comte de Caylus - Les Rymbranesques - L'esprit de société - Les 'retouches de Watelet' - Du faux et de l'usage du faux - Les ' méchants griffonis' de l'Abbé de Saint-Non (1727-1791) - Amateur et mécène : le cas de Dominique-Vivant Denon (1747-1825) - Denon promoteur de l'art de Rembrandt à Venise - Les pastiches de Denon - Les graveurs de profession - L'Idée de la gravure d'Antoine de Marcenay de Ghuy (1756) - Les recueils gravés : Les cabinets choiseul, Vence, La galerie du palais-royal, La galerie Lebrun - Le cabinet vence - Le cabinet choiseul - La galerie du palais-royal - La galerie Lebrun. Catalogue des estampes réalisées en France au XVIIIe siècle d'après les oeuvres de Rembrandt van Rijn. (Art et Societe)

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Item Number: 149408
Title: (RUBENS) Allegories and Subjects from Literature
Author: Büttner, Nils
Price: $358.00
ISBN: 9781912554119
Record created on 08/14/18
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 2 vols. 27cm., hardcover, 856pp., 97 color, 211 b&w illus. (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Volume 12)

Summary: Rubens had a profound impact on the visual culture of his age. He was admired not only as a painter but also for his learning, for the knowledge of classical literature and imagery which he exploited so brilliantly in arresting and powerful pictures. Rubens was particularly drawn to allegory, to the use of personified figures, sometimes in combination with the gods of the ancient pantheon and certain humans (historical individuals), to express concepts, ideals and even political messages. A contemporary praised him for using in his allegorical compositions ‘only symbols of Antiquity, thus popularising the coins and other monuments of the ancient world', but Rubens adapted ancient symbolism to new effect, with the aim of creating pictures whose essential meaning would be the more accessible for it. This volume presents works that Ludwig Burchard (1886–1960) planned to include in his catalogue raisonné under the heading ‘Allegories and Subjects from Literature’. It features some of the artist’s most celebrated paintings, as well as some lesser-known or recently discovered items. The themes range from nature’s abundance to the dangers of excess, from human love to political expediency, triumph and the celebration of religion. It includes masterpieces as diverse in tone as the Shivering Venus (Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten) and the Horrors of War (Florence, Palazzo Pitti), memorably described by a great historian as ‘the immortal and unforgettable frontispiece to the Thirty Years’ War’. As well as an introduction to the subject, the catalogue provides extensive analyses of each work, revealing Rubens’ literary and visual references. The circumstances surrounding the making and display of every item are investigated and considered alongside the artist’s own creative process, since knowledge of the intended context and the early viewing conditions of Rubens’ works is so important to the understanding of their significance. Thus particular attention is paid to provenance, not only for the works themselves, but for the copies made after them.

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Item Number: 149729
Title: Maioliche di Savona e Albisola a Firenze (1650-1700)
Author: Spallanzani, Marco
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788863735802
Record created on 11/28/18
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp., 34pp. color plates.

Summary: La maiolica ligure ha conosciuto nel Seicento, e soprattutto nella seconda metà del secolo, un successo straordinario, non solo in Italia. Firenze ha mostrato una grande ammirazione nei confronti di questo vasellame dalla delicata colorazione azzurra, uscito dalle fornaci dei vasai di Savona e Albisola. Negli archivi fiorentini si è conservata una documentazione particolarmente ricca, che ha consentito di ricostruire i canali di rifornimento, i prezzi di mercato e l’uso di quel vasellame. Non di rado le prime famiglie della città hanno commissionato interi servizi, decorati spesso con il proprio stemma. Eccezionali rimangono le ordinazioni dei granduchi, dei principi e dei cardinali di Casa Medici, a cominciare dalla granduchessa Vittoria.

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Item Number: 149767
Title: PIERRE SUBLEYRAS e l'abate miniatore Felice Ramelli : Un ritratto per i musei reali di Torino
Author: Morandotti, Alessandro ; Gelsomina Spione
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788833670270
Record created on 01/11/19
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 53pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: Pierre Subleyras (1699-1749) è stato uno dei più importanti esponenti del classicismo della prima metà del XVIII secolo, grazie a una pittura che seppur monumentale è essenziale nei gesti e contenuta nei sentimenti. La notevole fama raggiunta è testimoniata dalla prestigiosa commissione della Messa di San Basilio per San Pietro (oggi in Santa Maria degli Angeli, Roma). Vincitore del Prix de Rome, fu quindi pensionato dell’Accademia di Francia, e sposatosi con una miniaturista romana, Maria Felice Tibaldi, rimase nell’Urbe fino alla sua morte. Gli storici dell’arte italiana hanno trascurato Pierre Subleyras a causa della sua patria d’origine e della sua formazione artistica. D’altro canto per i francesi, la sua carriera è essenzialmente romana, e la sua opera si iscrive pienamente nello sviluppo della pittura italiana della prima metà del XVIII secolo. Il Ritratto dell’abate Felice Ramelli, recentemente acquisito dalla Galleria Sabauda (Musei Reali di Torino), è stato definito da Pierre Rosenberg come “uno dei più bei ritratti del XVIII secolo, sia in Italia che in Francia”. Piemontese di nascita (Asti, 1666), il Ramelli si fece monaco in Vercelli, dove gli fu maestro di miniatura il confratello Danese Rho. Abate di Santa Maria Nova ad Asti, fu chiamato a Roma da Clemente XI Albani, che lo nominò abate di San Giovanni in Laterano. La sua fama di artista è legata ai ritratti in miniatura, conservati in diversi musei italiani (Bologna, Torino, Padova). Questa attività di ritrattista in miniatura è ben evidenziata nello splendido ritratto che ne fece Subleyras. La bellissima veste bianca dell’agostiniano contrasta con il fondo scuro nel quale si intravedono due ritratti appesi al muro. Un terzo, quello di un alto prelato, è tenuto dallo stesso abate, affiancato dalla tavolozza e appoggiato a una pila di libri.

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Item Number: 149755
Title: Un'impresa romana di primo seicento : Gli affreschi di Villa Fabri a Trevi
Author: Toscano, Bruno (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788894971040
Record created on 12/19/18
Description: Perugia: Quattroemme, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 119pp. prof. illus., most in color (Prospero Orsi, Ventura Salimbeni, Tarquinio Ligustri, Antonio Circignani).
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Item Number: 149744
Title: VAN DYCK Pittore di corte
Author: Bava, Anna Maria ; Maria Grazia Bernardini (eds)
Price: $64.50
ISBN: 9788885773363
Record created on 12/11/18
Description: Torino: Arthemisia, 2018. 28cm, hardcover, 255pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Sabauda, Torino.

Contents: lntroduzione alla rnostra ; Cort i e politic a in Europa negli ann i di Van Dyck, Andrea Merlotti ; Antoon van Dyck e ii pittore di corte nell'Europa del Seicento, Maria Grazia Bernardini ; Adatto a diventare un cortigiano? La personalita di Van Dyck vista da diverse prospettive, Kat/tjne Van der Stighelen ; Anteon van Dyck nelle regge repubblicane di Genova, Piero Boccardo ; II Taccuino italiano di Van Dyck, Christopher Brown ; Antoon van Dyck e i Savoia, Anna Maria Bava, Maria Beatrice Failla ; Van Dyck a Roma, Gelsomina Spione ; Van Dyck tra Bruxelles, Anversa e L'Aia, Blaise Ducos ; L'lconografia e ii "social network" di Van Dyck: amici, colleghi, celebrities e committenti, Anna Orlando / Maria Grazia Bernardini ; Van Dyck e Carlo I Stuart prospettive, Kat/tjne Van der Stighelen ; L'atelier londinese di Antoon van Dyckm Karen Hearn ; Catalogo delle opere.

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Item Number: 149644
Title: VAN DYCK's Holy Family and the Di Negro and Doria collections in Genoa
Author: Orlando, Anna
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788863735901
Record created on 10/19/18
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 144pp. illus., most in color. English text.

Contents: A. Lercari, Genealogical Trees ; A. Orlando, From One Mansion to the Other - Van Dyck's Holy Family with Virgins and Saints by Geronimo Gerardi and Bernardo Cavallino in the 17th century Collections of the Pallavicino, Di Negro and Doria Families in Genoa ; V. Martini, Technical Examination of the Holy Family by Van Dyck - Comments on the Authorship and Genesis of the Composition ; C. Campomenosi / M. Levoni, The Restoration of Van Dyck's Holy Family in the Banca Carige Art Collection ; A. Lercardi, The Di Negro "Di Banchi" Family ; R. Santamaria, Venus in Genoa - Orazio di Negro's Collection in the Villa "Lo Scoglietto" - Paintings, Sculptures 'et altre galanterie' ; S. Rulli, The Di Negro "Di Banchi" Mansions ; A. Lercari, The Doria Family, Counts of Montaldeo ; A. Marengo / A. Orlando, The Picture Gallery in the Doria Palace on the Strada Nuova - A First Historical Reconstruction ; S. Rulli, The Doria Palace on the Strada Nuova ; Appendix of Documents ; Bibliography. (Carte d'arte. Studi e riscoperte di collezionismo a Genova, 1)

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Item Number: 148944
Title: Grande Decorazione : Italienische Monumentalmalerei in der Druckgraphik
Author: Zeitler, Kurt
Price: $66.99
ISBN: 9783422074897
Record created on 05/19/18
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition held at Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München. German text.

Summary: During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Italian art developed fascinating and often stunning solutions for monumental painting. Michelangelo's Sixtine Ceiling and his Last Judgment, as well as Raphael's and Annibale Carracci's frescoes, are exemplary of some of the most impressive works created in the history of art. For centuries, woodcuts, engravings and etchings had a decisive influence on the visual dissemination of these masterpieces. What strategies were developed to reproduce decorative imagery in prints? How were dome paintings successfully transposed to the flat surfaces of paper? Exceptional folios and montages of imagery - in a wide spectrum spanning from Mantegna to Tiepolo as well as from Andrea Andreani and Giulio Bonasone to Carlo Cesio - provide answers to these questions. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has compiled an overview of outstanding examples of prints in a branch of printmaking that has received little notice until now. The exhibition catalogue shows how art can be transformed into new art; how complex and large works have been translated into the easily readable format of prints. In addition, includes the entire collection of approx 1,000 folios made after wall and ceiling imagery. Among other categorizations, these are broken down into printmakers, original painters and locations.

Contents: Unbekannt, Die Hölle, nach Francesco Traini, Camposanto, Pisa || Andrea Mantegna, Der auferstandene Christus zwischen den hll. Andreas und Longinus || Mantegna-Werkstatt, Variationen über den Triumphzug Cäsars, nach Andrea Mantegna, ehem. Palazzo di S. Sebastiano, Mantua || Marcantonio Raimondi, Martyrium des hl. Laurentius, nach Baccio Bandinelli, Projekt für die Chorkapelle, S. Lorenzo, Florenz || Unbekannt, Martha führt Magdalena zu Christus, nach Marcantonio Raimondi, dieser nach Raffael (?), ehem. Magdalenenkapelle, SS. Trinità dei Monti, Rom || Nicolas Beatrizet (zugeschrieben), Prophet Aaron, nach Parmigianino, S. Maria della Steccata, Parma || Giulio Bonasone, Das Jüngste Gericht, nach Michelangelo, Sixtinische Kapelle, Vatikan || Unbekannt (Marco Dente?), Der Borgobrand, nach Raffael, Stanza dell'Incendio di Borgo, Vatikanischer Palast, Vatikan || Giulio Bonasone (zugeschrieben), Sturz der Giganten, nach Perino del Vaga, Sala dei Giganti, Villa del Principe, Genua || Pietro da Milano, Jupiter im Kreis der Olympier, nach Francesco Primaticcio (?) || Lambert III Zutman, Psyche überreicht Venus die Vase mit dem Wasser des Styx, nach Raffael, Loggia di Psichi, Villa Farnesina, Rom || Unbekannt, Prophet Jona, nach Michelangelo, Sixtinische Kapelle, Vatikan || Michele Lucchese (zugeschrieben), Prophet Jeremia, nach Michelangelo, Sixtinische Kapelle, Vatikan || Giorgio Ghisi, Propheten und Sibyllen, nach Michelangelo, Sixtinische Kapelle, Vatikan || Giorgio Ghisi, Mythologische Szenen, nach Francesco Primaticcio, ehem. Galerie d'Ulysse, Fontainebleau || Cornelis Cort, Jupiter und die versammelten Götter, nach Francesco Primaticcio, ehem. Galerie d'Ulysse, Fontainebleau || Agostino Carracci, Die Anbetung der Könige, nach Baldassare Peruzzi || Matthäus Greuter, Himmelfahrt des Elias, nach Wendel Dietterlin || Hendrick Goltzius, Prophet Jesaja, nach Raffael, S. Agostino, Rom || Andrea Andreani, Triumphzug Cäsars, nach Andrea Mantegna, ehem. Palazzo di S. Sebastiano, Mantua || Jan Wierix, Das Jüngste Gericht, nach Martino Rota, dieser nach Michelangelo, Sixtinische Kapelle, Vatikan, sowie zwei Blätter des "Anonymus M" (Matthäus Greuter?) || Oliviero Gatti, Alttestamentliche Szenen, nach Pordenone, S. Maria di Campagna, Piacenza || Luca Ciamberlano, Engel mit den Marterwerkzeugen Christi, nach Motiven von Cherubino Alberti, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Raffael, Guido Reni und Federico Zuccari || Giovanni Battista Vanni, Himmelfahrt Mariens, nach Antonio da Correggio, Cattedrale S. Maria Assunta, Parma || Camillo Cungi, Triumph der Minerva über die Giganten, nach Pietro da Cortona, Palazzo Barberini, Rom || Carlo Cesio, Amors Herrschaft über die Götter und Heroen, nach Annibale Carracci, Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rom || Filippo Carocci, Der siegreiche David, nach Pietro da Cortona, Casino del Pigneto bei Rom || Gérard Audran, Amoretten mit den Waffen und Attributen der Götter, nach Raffael, Loggia di Psiche, Villa Farnesina, Rom || Carlo Cesio, Himmelfahrt Mariens und Propheten, nach Giovanni Lanfranco, Cappella Bongiovanni, S. Agostino, Rom || Unbekannt, Szenen zur Geschichte der hll. Petrus und Paulus, nach Pietro Santo Bartoli, dieser nach Giovanni Lanfranco, Projekt zur Dekoration der Benediktionsloggia, S. Peter, Vatikan || Carlo Cesio, Glorie des Paradieses, nach Giovanni Lanfranco, S. Andrea della Valle, Rom || Pietro Antonio Cotta, Amorettenpaare, nach Guido Reni, Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi, Rom || Pietro del Pò, Psyche wird von Zephir entführt, während Neptun aus dem Meer auftaucht, nach Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te, Mantua || Pietro Santo Bartoli, Sturz der Giganten, nach Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te, Mantua || Robert van Audenaerde, Triumphzug Cäsars, nach Andrea Andreani, dieser nach Andrea Mantegna || Domenico Maria Bonaveri, Himmelfahrt Mariens, nach Giovanni Battista Vanni, dieser nach Antonio da Correggio, S. Maria Assunta, Parma || Giovanni Girolamo Frezza, Antike Gottheiten, nach Francesco Albani, Palazzo Verospi Vitelleschi, Rom || Giandomenico Tiepolo, Der Genius des Wagemuts und weitere allegorische Figuren (valor, prudenza e nobiltà), nach Giambattista Tiepolo, ehem. Palazzo Barbaro, Venedig || Katalog || BESTANDSKATALOG - Einführung - Formschneider, Kupferstecher und Radierer - Maler / Erfinder - Zeichner - Verlage - Ortsregister - Illustrierte Bücher (im Bestand der SGSM).

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Item Number: 149450
Title: Disegno italiano del XX secolo : Opere su carta della Collezione Ramo
Author: Zucca Alessandrelli, Irina
Price: $80.50    Original Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9788836641161
Record created on 08/27/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 408pp., 560 illus.

Summary: Questo libro nasce dall'esigenza di capire il disegno italiano come fondamentale punto di partenza per la conoscenza della storia dell'arte del '900. Il disegno è stato l'imprescindibile punto di partenza, mezzo espressivo di elezione per ogni artista, pittore o scultore. Intendendo con disegno una varietà di tecniche su carta (dall'acquerello, al collage, al pastello, al pennarello), il disegno rappresenta lo scheletro dell'arte del XX secolo perché è la prima visualizzazione di un'idea. Il disegno esprime l'immediatezza creativa e, nel modo più autentico possibile, offre una chiave di lettura della genesi e dell'evoluzione di uno stile. È l'unica forma espressiva che racconta il modo di lavorare di un artista, la nascita della sua opera. Le opere qui raccolte provengono dalla Collezione Ramo, l'unica collezione al mondo esclusivamente dedicata al disegno italiano del XX secolo, concepita per rappresentare non solo i grandi maestri, ma anche artisti frettolosamente etichettati che meritano di essere rivisti alla luce del disegno.

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