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New titles week of 09/17/18: Found 102 titles
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Item Number: 149072
Title: ROBERT ADAMS : 27 Roads
Author: Adams, Robert
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781881337478
Record created on 06/03/18
Description: San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 64pp., 36 images.

Summary: The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams (born 1937) since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. 27 Roads is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist's concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams' roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, "Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one".

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Item Number: 148547
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Notes and Methods
Author: Af Klint, Hilma ; Iris Müller-Westermann (intro., commentary)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226591933
Record created on 03/29/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 300 color plates.

Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves “The Five,” began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint’s abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

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Item Number: 146477
Title: Palmyra : Mirage in the Desert
Author: Aruz, Joan (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781588396310
Record created on 08/14/17
Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 160pp., 132 illus.

Summary: In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragic headline news in 2015, when it was overtaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which destroyed many of its monuments and artifacts. The essays in this book include new scholarship on Palmyra’s origins and evolution as well as developments from both before and after its damage by ISIS, providing new information that will be relevant to current and future generations of art historians and archaeologists. The book also includes a moving tribute by Waleed Khaled al-Asa’ad to his father, Khaled al-Asa’ad, the Syrian archaeologist, who was the head of antiquities and curator at Palmyra, who was brutally murdered by ISIS in 2015 for defending the site.

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Item Number: 148603
Title: Italy and Early Medieval Europe : Papers for Chris Wickham
Author: Balzaretti, Ross (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9780198777601
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 567pp., 34 b&w illus.

Contents: Italy and the Early Middle Ages: a Journey through Time and Space, Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow and Patricia Skinner ; Chris - An Appreciation, Janet Nelson ; Lodare 'il Wickham', Cristina La Rocca. 1. Social Cohesion, Breaks and Transformations in Italy, 535-600, Walter Pohl. 2. The Roman Origins of the Northumbrian Kingdom, Ian Wood. 3. Langobardi in the Sixth Century without Paulus Diaconus, Patrick Geary. 4. Boni homini in Northern Iberia: a Particularity that Raises some General Questions, Wendy Davies. 5. Gender and the Gift: the Giving and Receiving of Women in Early Medieval England, Pauline Stafford. 6. Still Fussing about Feudalism, Susan Reynolds. 7. Travail, Salaire et Pauvrete au Moyen Age, Laurent Feller. 8. Bastard Feudalism and the Framing of Thirteenth-Century England, Peter Cross. 9. Changing Rural Settlements in the Early Middle Ages in Central and northern Italy: Towards the Centralization of Rural Property, Marco Valenti. 10. Between the City and the Countryside: the Aristocracy in the March of Tuscia (late tenth - early twelfth centuries), Maria Elena Cortese. 11. Riflessioni sulle Economie dei Secoli X e XI: Palermo e Roma a Confronto, Alessandra Molinari. 12. Reframing Norman Italy, Sandro Carocci. 13. Labour Services and Peasant Obligations in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Southern Italy, Graham A. Loud. 14. An Arena of Abuses and Competing Powers: Rome in Cassiodorus', Cristina La Rocca. 15. Topographic Memory, Lisa Fentress. 16. The Damnatio Memoriae of Pope Constantine II (767-768), Rosamond McKitterick. 17. Fame and its Vagaries in the Middle Ages, Antonio Sennis. 18. Archives and Social Change in Italy, c.900-1100: the Evidence of Dispute Notices, Marios Costambeys. 19. Disputed Possession, Legal Process and Memory in Thirteenth-Century Lombardy: the case of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227), Edward Coleman. 20. 'To Destroy a City so Great and Remarkable': Lamentation, Panegyric and the Idea of the Medieval City, Paul Oldfield. 21. 'Framing' and Lighting: Another Angle on Transition, Paul Fouracre. 22. Lands and Lights in Early Medieval Rome, Joanna Story. 23. Garden Cities in Medieval Italy, Caroline Goodson. 24. Chestnuts in Charters: Evidence for Specialised Production in Tenth-Century Genoa and Milan, Ross Balzaretti. 25. The 'Life Aquatic' on Athos in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, Rosemary Morris. 26. Public Powers, Private Powers and the Exploitation of Metals for Coinage: the Case of Medieval Tuscany, Giovanna Bianchi. 27. Coinage and the Tributary Mode of Production, Eduardo Manzano Moreno. 28. Comparing Medieval Iceland with Other Regions: Problems and Possibilities, Chris Callow. 29. Early Medieval Wales and Calabria: a Mountain of Problems?, Patricia Skinner. 30. Devozione longobarda, Paolo Delongu. 31. Cursing and Curing, or The Practice of Christianity in Eighth-Century Rome, Julia Smith. 32. Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Views on Islam and on Jihad, c.900 CE: a Papal Connection?, John Haldon. 33. The Two Republics: Ecclesia and the Public Domain in the Carolingian World, Mayke de Jong. 34. Developing Definitions of Reform in the Church in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, Julia Barrow. 35. Memory, Gift and Politics: Matilda of Tuscany and her Donations to St Peter, Regine Le Jan. 36. Como and Padua, Frances Andrews. (The Past and Present Book Series)

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Item Number: 149486
Title: ALPHONSE BERNOUD pioniere della fotografia : luoghi persone eventi
Author: Speranza, Fabio
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788856906387
Record created on 09/03/18
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., ca. 200 images. Exhibition held at Museo di San Martino, Napoli.

Summary: Pioniere del fotoreportage, noto tra l'altro per le sue immagini del 1857 sul terremoto in Basilicata, Alphonse Bernoud, ha lavorato soprattutto in italia, dove rimane - a tutt'oggi - più famoso che nel suo paese di origine. Artista d'avanguardia - per il suo carattere tanto innovativo, per la sua grande diversità e per il suo interesse sia sul piano artistico che da un punto di vista storico - si inserisce nella prestigiosa stirpe degli inventori-creatori avviata da Nicéphore Niépce e Louis Daguerre assumendo un ruolo peculiare nella storia della fotografia.

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Item Number: 147085
Title: WILLIAM BLAKE : Selected Works
Author: Otto, Peter (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9780199644230
Record created on 10/20/17
Available December 2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 848pp., 120 b&w illus.

Summary: This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers a comprehensive selection of the work of William Blake (1757-1827). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, this authoritative edition enables students to explore Blake's poetry, illuminated poetry, and prose alongside selections from his letters, manuscripts, notebook, advertising pamphlets, marginalia, and works he printed in conventional letterpress. The edition arranges Blake's works in chronological order, according to the date when they were first printed or, in the case of unpublished works, the years in which they were composed. With the help of editorial headnotes and annotations, this arrangement brings to the foreground Blake's material and intellectual labours as a poet, painter, prophet, and non-academic philosopher; the networks of acquaintances, friends, patrons, and enemies who helped support or provoke this work; and the tumultuous historical events he responded to, which included the beginning of modern feminism, the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the American and French Revolutions, William Pitt's so-called 'Reign of Terror' in Britain, an attempted revolution in Ireland (1798), a successful slave rebellion in Haiti (1791-1804), and the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Some editions attempt to sanitize Blake, by hiding from view the most startling elements of his thought; but in this edition Blake's sexual, political, religious, and poetic heterodoxy comes into full view. At the same time, this edition foregrounds the dynamics of Blake's composite art, with equal weight given to its verbal and visual dimensions; makes visible the chief lines of force that structure his oeuvre; and highlights his developing thought on sapphism, sodomy, the body, relations between the sexes, the roots of violence, and the politics of imagination. This is a Blake whose dialogue with his own time anticipates much later developments, including modern depth psychologies; analyses of the social and psychological dynamics of war and peace; interest in the body, sexuality, and gender; and experiments in the relation between actual and virtual realities--a Blake who is provocative, unsettling, exhilarating, and somehow our contemporary. Explanatory notes and commentary are included, to enhance the study, understanding, and enjoyment of these works, and the edition includes an Introduction to the life and works of Blake, and a Chronology. (21st Century Oxford Authors series.)

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Item Number: 148743
Title: Late Gothic Architecture : Its Evolution, Extinction, and Reception
Author: Bork, Robert
Price: $155.00
ISBN: 9782503568942
Record created on 04/24/18
Available beginning 28 September
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 552pp., 32 color, 337 b&w illus.

Summary: In this book, Robert Bork offers a sweeping reassessment of late Gothic architecture and its fate in the Renaissance. In a chronologically organized narrative covering the whole of western and central Europe, he demonstrates that the Gothic design tradition remained inherently vital throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, creating spectacular monuments in a wide variety of national and regional styles. Bork argues that the displacement of this Gothic tradition from its long-standing position of artistic leadership in the years around 1500 reflected the impact of three main external forces: the rise of a rival architectural culture that championed the use of classical forms with a new theoretical sophistication; the appropriation of that architectural language by patrons who wished to associate themselves with papal and imperial Rome; and the chaos of the Reformation, which disrupted the circumstances of church construction on which the Gothic tradition had formerly depended. Bork further argues that art historians have much to gain from considering the character and fate of late Gothic architecture, not only because the monuments in question are intrinsically fascinating, but also because examination of the way their story has been told-and left untold, in many accounts of the Northern Renaissance-can reveal a great deal about schemes of categorization and prioritization that continue to shape the discipline even in the twenty-first century.

Contents: Introduction: The Anti-Gothic Turn. Chapter 1: Getting the Point-Antiquity to 1300. Chapter 2: From Gothic to Late Gothic-1300 to 1350. Chapter 3: The Evolution of Late Gothic-1350 to 1400. Chapter 4: The Antique Mode and its Gothic Context-1400 to 1450. Chapter 5: Polarized Modernisms-1450 to 1500. Chapter 6: Collision and Hybridity-1500 to 1525. Chapter 7: Purge and Extinction-1525 to 1575. Epilogue: The legacy of the Anti-Gothic Turn. (Architectura Medii Aevi, 10)

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Item Number: 148613
Title: ANNE BRIGMAN : A Visionary in Modern Photography
Author: Wolfe, Ann M. (et al)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9780847862870
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 2 vols. 29cm., hardcover, 496pp. illus.

Summary: A much-anticipated look at one of the first feminist artists, best known for her iconic landscape photographs made in the early 1900s depicting female nudes outdoors in rugged Northern California. This monumental publication rediscovers and celebrates the work of Anne Brigman, whose photography was considered radical for its time. For Brigman to objectify her own nude body as the subject of her photographs at the turn of the 20th century was groundbreaking; to do so outdoors in a near-desolate wilderness setting was revolutionary. Brigman’s significance spanned both coasts: in Northern California, where she lived, she was known as a poet, a critic, and a member of the Pictorialist photography movement. On the East Coast, her work was promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, who elected her as a fellow of the prestigious Photo-Secession. The special deluxe packaging for this publication includes a box containing two volumes: one large book is devoted to Brigman’s entire career, covering such topics as Brigman’s work within the contexts of the California Arts & Crafts movement and New York Modernism, and the relevance of her work to contemporary conversations regarding gendered landscapes of the American frontier. Also included is a smaller book with Brigman’s poetry and reproductions of Brigman’s original Songs of a Pagan.

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Item Number: 148483
Title: ADRIAEN BROUWER : Master of Emotions: Between Rembrandt and Rubens
Author: Lichtert, Katrien (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789463726207
Record created on 03/22/18
Available October 2018
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Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 224pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at MOU Museum, Oudenaarde. English text

Summary: Adriaen Brouwer was born in Oudenaarde c. 1606, probably as the son of a tapestry cartoon designer. At a fairly young age, Brouwer travelled to the Netherlands staying, among other places, in Amsterdam and Haarlem. Afterwards he settled in Antwerp where he already died in 1638. In spite of his short and turbulent life, Brouwer left an impressive oeuvre: relatively small in scale but of the highest artistic quality. From an art-historical point of view, Adriaen Brouwer's oeuvre is of the utmost importance: as a key figure he bridges the sixteenth-century Bruegel tradition and the genre and landscape scenes of the seventeenth century. Brouwer’s renown in his own time and the appreciation by masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck sharply contrasts with the perception of the painter today; to the large public Adriaen Brouwer is relatively unknown. The last exhibition devoted to Brouwer took place in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich in 1986 and the most ‘recent’ art-historical survey dates from the same year. Moreover, this exhibition was solely devoted to Brouwer’s peasant scenes, a characteristic but also clichéd aspect of his art. Adriaen Brouwer: Master of Emotions is the first monographic show devoted to this exceptional artist. For the first time in history a substantial part of Brouwer’s known oeuvre will be assembled (thirty out of c. seventy paintings), moreover in the artist’s native city. The fact that these works from various private and public collections from all over Europe, Great Britain and the United States will be shown together for the very first time in Oudenaarde makes this exhibition unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Item Number: 147647
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL : The Complete Works
Author: Muller, Jurgen ; Thomas Schauerte
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9783836556897
Record created on 12/16/17
Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 492pp. prof. illus.

Summary: The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content. Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels. This monograph is a testament to Bruegel's enlightenment as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the Catholic Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions. This XXL-sized collection gathers all 39 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 etchings, each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel's time. We discover how, in spite of his early death, Bruegel's work revealed a development against the tide of the Italian Renaissance. Surviving satirical verses and critical motifs illustrate the divide with his Rome-oriented fellow artists, admirers of Michelangelo and Raphael.

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Item Number: 149550
Title: Conversation Pieces: The World of BRUEGEL
Author: Van Dongen, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9789492677693
Record created on 09/18/18
Available January 2019
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Description: Veurne: Cannibal Publishing, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: In 2019, it will be 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569). To mark this anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is organising the first ever retrospective of Bruegel’s work, while The World of Bruegel will be shown in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. The two institutions are joining forces to bring Bruegel’s masterpiece Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) to life. An important key in this respect are the numerous everyday objects that are depicted in the painting. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the props that Bruegel depicted have been examined and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. The authors allow the objects to speak for themselves, preceded by an introductory essay by curator Sabine Pénot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Just as Bruegel’s paintings were ‘conversation pieces’ in their day, intended to trigger a discussion between guests during dinners, this book presents a three-way conversation about Battle Between Carnival and Lent through Bruegel realia, in which art history (Katrien Lichtert), historical design (Alexandra van Dongen and Lucinda Timmermans) and literature (Abdelkader Benali) enter into a dialogue. In A Conversation Piece, the authors reveal the humour, symbolism, imagery and hidden stories behind the everyday objects in the painting.

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Item Number: 149496
Title: Il Montefeltro e l'oriente islamico. Urbino 1430-1550. Il Palazzo Ducale tra occidente e oriente
Author: Bruschettini, Alessandro
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788863735772
Record created on 09/07/18
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino.

Summary: Dal 23 giugno al 30 settembre preziosi oggetti e arredi di epoca rinascimentale, con particolare attenzione al mondo orientale, rappresenteranno l'occasione per rivelare i rapporti tra la Corte urbinate e l'Oriente durante la grande stagione del Montefeltro, in una affascinante mostra: "Il Montefeltro e l'Oriente Islamico. Urbino 1430-1550. Il Palazzo Ducale tra Occidente e Oriente". Il desiderio del direttore della Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Peter Aufreiter e di Alessandro Bruschettini, dell'omonima Fondazione per l'Arte Islamica ed Asiatica, è quello di mostrare come il Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, soprattutto attraverso l'arredo tessile, - in primis arazzi e tappeti -, fosse un luogo di ineguagliabile splendore al tempo di Federico e del primo periodo roveresco. Sicuramente raffinati tappeti orientali arredavano le sale del palazzo, segno del gusto per il bello che la Corte di Urbino esprimeva; in occasione della mostra si intende presentarne una selezione, rispettosa dei luoghi di produzione e della cronologia, ricollocandoli in quella che avrebbe potuto essere la loro sede ideale. Sarà dunque esposto in mostra un gruppo significativo di tappeti provenienti da diverse aree di produzione del mondo orientale islamico contemporaneo ai Montefeltro e ai Della Rovere: dall'Egitto, all'Oriente Mediterraneo, alla Turchia, alla Persia. Insieme ai tappeti decoravano le sale di Corte preziosi arazzi: la mostra espone un raro esemplare facente parte del Ciclo della Guerra di Troia - riportandolo per la prima volta eccezionalmente nelle sale dove Federico da Montefeltro ne aveva ammirato le scene -, oggi conservato in Spagna. Altrettanto significativi, una serie di opere di produzione islamica in metallo, in ceramica e tessuti anche di produzione europea. Attenzione particolare, infine, verrà riservata alle arti del libro.

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Item Number: 149536
Title: ARNOLD BÖCKLIN : Atti dei convegni commemorativi del 190° anniversario della nascita 16 ottobre 1827
Author: Casaglia, Gianfranco (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788869954481
Record created on 09/14/18
Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp., 150 illus.

Contents: Arnold Böcklin a Firenze- i luoghi, Gianfranco Casaglia ; II grande dio Pan non è morto- la riscoperta del panismo nella pittura di Arnold Böcklin, Eleonora Cavallini ; Mitografia e immaginario nell' opera di Arnold Böcklin, Giovanni Matteo Guidetti ; Arnold Böcklin in Europa e in Italia, Silvia Garinei ; L'ascendente di Arnold Böcklin sull'arte mitteleuropea a cavallo fra ottocento e novecento, Maria Donata Spadolini ; Appunti collegati con la comunicazione del prof. Enrico Ghidetti a Fiesole- Variazioni letterarie sull' Isola dei morti, Gian.franco Casaglia ; Böcklin e i tedeschi di Forte dei Marmi, Tessa Nardini, Stefania Neri ; La rappresentazione della natura e degli animali nell'opera di Arnold Böcklin- fra simbolismo e positivismo, Marco Masseti ; La figura e l'opera di Böcklin nelle riviste culturali italiane fra otto e novecento, Joel F Vaucher-de-la-Croix ; I Vermehren e i Bruckmann a Forte dei Marmi, Lucia Borghese Bruschi, Anna Mieli ; Otto Vermehren (1861-1917). L' lsola dei morti d' apres Arnold Böcklin, Bernardo Falconi ; Böcklin "artista lette rario" nella critica italiana contemporanea, Silvia Garinei. APPENDICI - I-Arnold Böcklin. Un film di Bernhard Raith II-Emico Pea e Arnold Böcklin III-Arnold Böcklin e Isolde Kurz.

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Item Number: 146525
Title: Soli Deo Gloria : JOHANN BÖHM (1595–1667) und die westsächsische Bildhauerkunst zwischen Manierismus und Barock
Author: Vogel, Gerd-Helge (ed)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9783867322683
Record created on 08/17/17
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Description: Berlin: Lukas, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 214p. , 265 illus., most in color.

Summary: Johann Böhm, der in Schneeberg eine über drei Generationen hinweg florierende eigene Werkstatt begründete, war einer der einflussreichsten Bildhauer des Frühbarocks im westsächsischen Raum. Anlässlich seines 350. Todestags fand in Böhms Geburtsstadt Hartenstein im Erzgebirge ein Symposium zu seinem Leben und Wirken statt. In dem daraus hervorgegangenen Tagungsband betrachten sechs namhafte Kunstwissenschaftler aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln Persönlichkeit und Schaffen dieses Schöpfers zahlreicher Werke hauptsächlich der Sakralkunst. Sie beleuchten das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort sowie die soziokulturellen Bedingungen seiner Lehr- und Ausbildungszeit in Freiberg, Magdeburg, Leipzig und Dresden, aber auch die honorigen Auftraggeber aus der westsächsisch-ostthüringischen Region, die sich der Werke Johann Böhms zur Selbstrepräsentation und zu ihrem Nachruhm bedienten: Die im »SOLI DEO GLORIA« zum Ausdruck gebrachte »Gottesehre« war immer auch mit weltlichen Interessen verknüpft. Versucht wird nichts weniger als eine Neubewertung von Johann Böhms künstlerischem Werk. Die erste monographische Publikation untersucht das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort und illustriert zugleich das seinerzeit hohe Niveau der westsächsischen Bildhauerkunst. Hier entfaltete sich ein neben Magdeburg, Leipzig oder Dresden unabhängiges künstlerisches Zentrum, das eigene ästhetische Akzente zu setzen vermochte.

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Item Number: 149500
Title: Opere d’arte prese in Italia : nel corso della campagna napoleonica (1796-1814) e riprese da ANTONIO CANOVA nel 1815 : Oeuvres d'art prises en Italie pendanta la campagne napoleonienne 1796-1814 et repris par Antonio Canova en 1815
Author: Emiliani, Andrea ; Michel Laclotte
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788897550560
Record created on 09/10/18
Description: Bologna-Faenza: Accademia Clementina, Carta Bianca, 2018. 32cm., pbk., 341pp. illus.

Summary: Nel 1996 Mlle Gilberte Emile-Male già Direttore del Gabinetto di Restauro del Louvre, dona all'allora presidente dell'Accademia Clementina di Bologna, Andrea Emiliani, un importante lavoro di ricerca e di compilazione del prezioso Inventario-Catalogo delle Opere d'arte prelevate in Italia tra il 1796 ed il 1814. Forse non tutti ricordano che lo scultore Antonio Canova, nel giugno 1815, dopo la sconfitta di Napoleone a Waterloo, giunse dall'Italia con l'intento di ricomporre almeno parte del patrimonio artistico della Chiesa di Roma. Le trattative difficili con Vivant-Denon e con alcuni tra gli Alleati, si conclusero tuttavia con il felicissimo risultato di ottenere il ritorno di circa 350 oggetti d'arte. A quel punto, Canova stesso, si rese conto della dolorosa mancanza di capitali atti a sostenere le spese non indifferenti del ritorno in Italia. Il generale H.R. Wellington, comandante dell'Alleanza e vincitore della battaglia di Waterloo felice dei risultati tanto impegnativi per la nazione, decise di finanziare personalmente l'operazione. E alla fine dell'anno 1815 le opere bolognesi erano esposte nella chiesa dello Spirito Santo sita in via de' Gombruti.

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Item Number: 148350
Title: TOM CHAMBERS : Hearts and Bones
Author: Avedon, Elizabeth (intro)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781911604211
Record created on 03/15/18
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 115 color images.

Summary: For over twenty-five years Tom Chambers has been telling stories through photomontages. These stunning images, blending the everyday with the fantastic, are inspired largely by travel in places as varied as American west, New England, Mexico, Italy, and Iceland. Chambers uses photomontage to present unspoken stories that illustrate fleeting moments in time and are known for being extremely evocative, eliciting feelings ranging from tranquility to turbulence—and all the points in between. Through his intentional use of magical realism, Chamber’s photomontages look believable, but improbable. Each, in fact, has been carefully constructed, using both planned images and ones that unexpectedly enhance the story he wishes to tell. Through such techniques Chambers moves beyond documentation of the present in order to fuse reality and fantasy into musings about the possibilities of the future. Hearts and Bones is the first comprehensive collection of Chambers's work. More than one hundred color photomontages are included in this volume, spanning his entire career.

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Item Number: 148242
Title: Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One
Author: Chambers, Emma
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 9781849765671
Record created on 03/02/18
Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 128pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: A remarkable study of responses to World War One in Britain, Germany, and France, this groundbreaking book is the first to examine the memorialization and the social and aesthetic impact of the Great War. It explores how memories of the conflict have been filtered through specific cultural forms and political agendas, ranging from memorial painting and sculpture to representations of the destruction of bodies and landscape, and new aesthetic developments in art that offered ways of critiquing and reimagining postwar society. From the presentation of wounded war veterans to critiques of postwar corruption and poverty, Aftermath seeks to broaden the examination of war and memory beyond the modernist canon to show how both traditional and avant-garde art formed part of this process.

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Item Number: 149136
Title: A Companion to the City of Rome
Author: Claridge, Amanda ; Claire Holleran (eds)
Price: $199.95
ISBN: 9781405198196
Record created on 06/18/18
Description: Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 758pp.

Contents: 1. Source Material - I. Archaeological Sources, Maria Kneafsey - II. Written Sources, Richard Flower - III. The Marble Plans, Pier Luigi Tucci - IV. The Epigraphic Record, Boris Rankov - V. Coins, Andrew Burnett. 2. Historical Overview - From City/State to Christian Center, Christopher Smith. 3. A City of Stories, T.P. Wiseman. 4. Defining the City - The Boundaries of Rome, Penelope J. Goodman. 5. The Development of the City - An Archaeological Perspective, I.From its Origins to the Second Century bce, Amanda Claridge. II. From 100 bce to ce 600, Amanda Claridge. 6. The Population, Elio Lo Cascio. 7. Social Structure and the plebs Romana, David Noy. 8. The Army in Imperial Rome, Jon Coulston. 9. Rivers, Roads, Harbors, and Wharves, Candace Rice. 10. Feeding Rome - The Grain Supply, Giovanni Geraci. 11. Water Supply and Sewers, Harry B. Evans. 12. Streets and Street Life, J. Bert Lott. 13. Urban Administration in Rome, John R. Patterson. 14. Housing - I. The Development and Role of the Roman Aristocratic Domus, Hannah Platts. II. Insulae, Janet DeLaine. 15. The Imperial Thermae, Janet DeLaine. 16. Libraries and Literary Culture in Rome, Matthew Nicholls. 17. Hazards of Life in Ancient Rome - Floods, Fires, Famines, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers, Gregory S. Aldrete. 18. Funerary Practice in the City of Rome, Valerie M. Hope. 19. Roman Cemeteries and Tombs, Barbara E. Borg. 20. The Labor Market, Laurens E. Tacoma. 21. Production in Rome, Dennis Kehoe. 22. The Retail Trade, Claire Holleran. 23. The Construction Industry, Janet DeLaine. 24. Temples, Colleges, and Priesthoods, Jörg Rüpke. 25. Entertainment, David Potter. 26. Law and Lawcourts, Leanne Bablitz. 27. The Roman Church, John Curran. 28. Political Space, Elizabeth H. Pearson. 29. The Triumphal Procession, Geoffrey S. Sumi. 30. Urban Commemoration - The Pompa Triumphalis in Rome, Diane Favro. 31. Written Rome - Ancient Literary Responses, Diana Spencer. 32. The Renaissance - The "Discovery" of Ancient Rome, Brian A. Curran. 33. Napoleonic Rome and "Roma Capitale", Pier Luigi Tucci. 34. Mussolini and Rome, Borden Painter. 35. The City of Ancient Rome on Screen, Monica S. Cyrino. (Blackwell Companions to Art History, 101)

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Item Number: 149529
Title: The Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion : Metalwork, Art and Technology in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean
Author: Contadini, Anna (ed)
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9788869953064
Record created on 09/13/18
Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 544pp., 300 illus. English-Italian texts.

Summary: The Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion. Metalwork, Art, and Technology in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean is an interdisciplinary study focusing on two unique bronze sculptures produced between the late eleventh and the early twelfth century. Through scientific, historical and art historical analyses it investigates the many issues that surround them, including fundamental questions of location and period, purpose and patronage, their transcultural meanings, and their agency as the function of each has mutated. By bringing related pieces into the discussion, this study seeks to change our understanding of medieval art and metal production in the Western Mediterranean and to highlight the significance of metalworking in Spain and South Italy. It shows how the relationship between these areas and the rest of the Mediterranean was marked by active exchanges of goods and artistic ideas during the period just prior to the development of the better-known Shirazi, Ayyubid and Mamluk inlaid metalwork.

Contents A. Contadini, Overview and Significance of the Study. Structure and Function - Presenting the Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion - Aspetti Conservativi ed Archeometallurgici del Grifone del Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Pisa - Il Grifone di Pisa: tecniche costruttive e modalita di decorazione - Acoustics of the Griffin and Lion - Acoustic Automata - The Mari-Cha Lion: Did It Once Roar? Technology - Preface to the Technical Analyses - Technical Studies of the Mari-Cha Lion and the Pisa Griffin - Analysis of the Alloy of the Pisa Griffin - Tenth to Twelfth-Century Copper-Alloy Metalwork from Spain, Turkey and Palestine - Copper on Cyprus - Compositional XRF Analyses of Islamic Metallic Objects from the Museo Arqueol6gico Nacional (MAN) in Madrid - Using Digital 3D Technology for Documenting and Studying the Grifin. History and Art - Pisa, le imprese e le prede: il contributo delle fonti narrative per un'ipotesi sulla provenienza del Grifone - The Mari-Cha Lion in the Context of Apulian Romanesque Sculpture - The Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion: History, Art and Technology - Metalwork of the Caliphal period of Spain. Piezas metalicas suntuarias del periodo califal de al-Andalus - Arqueologia de la metalisteria islamica de al-Andalus durante los reinos de Taifa (s. V HG/XI DC) - The Animal Medallions on the Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion - The Inscriptions on the Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion:From Banal Blessings to Indices of Origin. Comparative - The Cagliari Peacock - Considerations on its Origin and Discovery - The 'Doha Hind' and the Bronze Menagerie - Une bouche de fontaine en forme de lion et un mortier decouverts a Monzon de Palencia en Espagne - Eagles, Cockerels and Other Birds: The Mount Sinai Aquamanile in Context - The Lucca Falcon - Analysis of the Alloy of the Lucca Falcon - Falco di San Frediano (Lucca): osservazioni preliminari - Il Falco di Lucca: osservazioni sul rivestimento. Appendices - Introduction to Tables 1, 2a and 2b: Compositions of Eleventh-Twelfth Century Copper Alloy Castings - Risultati delle datazioni con il radiocarbonio - Grifone islamico esposto nel Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Pisa. Indagini xilotomiche su frammenti di legno carbonizzato provenienti dall'interno dell'ala destra - Terre di fusione del Grifone di Pisa - Distribution of Decorative Tools on the Griffin.

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Item Number: 149223
Title: Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century
Author: Curatola, Giovanni
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788809872851
Record created on 06/26/18
Description: Firenze: Giunti, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 352pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. English text

Summary: This sumptuous exhibition of Islamic art is curated by Giovanni Curatola and organised by the Uffizi in partnership with the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the knowledge, exchange, dialogue and mutual influence that existed between the arts of East and West. It is the result of an international scholarly advisory board which has been working with dedication for two years to select the exhibits and to prepare the catalogue with essays rich in scientific and historical research, designed to illustrate the extremely important role that Florence played in interfaith and intercultural exchange between the 15th and the early 20th centuries, not to mention Florence's age-old interest in the Islamic world. The leading role in this joint venture by the Uffizi and the Bargello is played by Islamic art with its superb carpets, its damascened acquamaniles and vases, its enamelled glass, its rock crystal, its ivory and its lustreware.

Contents: G. Curatola, Florencee alla domaschina ; M. Spallanzani, Decorative Arts between Florence and the Near East during the Renaissance, A Dynamic Scenario ; C. Schmidt Arcangeli, Islamic Objects in the Florentine Art of the Renaissance - Fascination forr the Exotic Becomes the "Modern Manner" ; M. Marini, Levantine Ceramics imported to Florence in the Renaissance and their influence on Local Production ; C-P Haase, Islamic Metal Artifacts in Italy up to the 16th Century ; E. Gagliardi Mangilli, Florence and Islamic Fabrics ; A. Boralevi, Collecting Oriental Carpets in Florence ; C-P Haase, The Art of Books ; M. Merlo, Islamic Weapons in the Medici Armories ; A. Diana, The Collecting of Islamic Art in Florence in the 19th and 20th Centuries ; Works - Gallerie degli Uffizi ; Works - Museo Nazionale del Bargello ; Bibliography.

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Item Number: 149553
Title: DALI : Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936
Author: Roglan, Mark ; Shelley DeMaria
Price: $44.00
ISBN: 9780935937176
Record created on 09/19/18
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Description: Dallas: Meadows Museum, Ediciones El Viso, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 162pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Focuses on Salvador Dalí's influences, iconography, technique, and materials throughout the most productive period of his career. Research undertaken upon the Meadows Museum's 2014 acquisition of Salvador Dalí's painting The Fish Man (L'homme poisson, 1930) opened doors to areas within Dalí's 1930s oeuvre worthy of further study; foremost among them, Dalí's propensity for painting on a small scale. Dalí Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936, is the first exhibition on the artist to focus solely on his small-format works. While examples of small-format paintings are present throughout Dalí's career, the eight years under examination - 1929 to 1936, arguably the apex of Dalí's artistic career - witnessed sustained attention to this format; nearly half of the approximately 200 known paintings completed by the artist during this time measure 13 inches or smaller. This exhibition, which brings together a representative selection of small-format paintings from this period, considers the potential sources of inspiration for these minute masterpieces. Of particular interest is Dalí's early, and lasting, admiration for the work of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Photography, as well as photomontage and collage, are also considered as influences. The project also includes a technical study of a selection of these paintings by Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum, which continues the work she first performed on The Fish Man three years ago. This research aims to provide a better understanding of Dalí's artistic technique and working process during the 1930s, which is considered in correlation to the artist's small-format paintings.

Contents: Poetic Facts and Destabilized Reality: Dali's Snapshots of the Subconscious; In Pursuit of the 'Spectre of Vermeer': Dalí and the Painter of Delft; Dalí through the Magnifying Glass; Catalogue; Appendix of Technical Images.

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Item Number: 149549
Title: Les Enluminures: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from the Middle Ages
Author: de Hamel, Christopher
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780997184273
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: London-New York: Holberton, Les Enluminures, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 144pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalogue explores four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books of Hours (the most famous medieval manuscripts of all), Biography (the unique legend of an Anglo-Saxon princess), and the History of Troy (the oldest chivalric story in European history). These are all manuscripts unknown on the market for at least eighty years. One of the four was last described in print in 1588; the others were last catalogued for sale in 1909, 1932 and 1938 respectively. All are richly illustrated, with a total of 133 miniatures between them, as well as hundreds of borders and illuminated animals and grotesques. Some of the finest artists of the period were responsible for the miniatures, and at least two of them likely issue directly from the greatest of European courts...

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Item Number: 149545
Title: I templi di Paestum : Tra restauro e manutenzione
Author: De Palma, Giovanna
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788849235661
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 368pp. illus. Includes CD-Rom.

Summary: Occuparsi oggi del restauro e della manutenzione dei Templi di Paestum vuol dire misurarsi con un passato importante, che ha visto interventi pionieristici sui monumenti dorici sin dagli inizi dell'Ottocento. Lo dimostrano, oltre al contributo di Marina Cipriani in questo volume, una tesi di dottorato recentemente discussa presso la facoltà di architettura dell'Università di Napoli Federico II da parte di Stefania Pollone, sotto la supervisione della prof.ssa Valentina Russo. Lo studio dei restauri storici fornisce spunti non solo per la storia dei monumenti stessi, ma anche per lo sviluppo di una scienza del restauro e di quelle che oggi si usano chiamare “buone pratiche”. Tra queste si annoverano lo studio scientifico del monumento, l'analisi dell'impatto statico, conservativo e visivo di eventuali interventi e la documentazione descrittiva e grafica di tutte le fasi del processo. L'intervento degli anni '90 del secolo scorso, curato dalla Soprintendenza in collaborazione con l'Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, si inserisce dunque in una tradizione illustre di sperimentazioni e innovazioni, nella quale tuttavia non mancano momenti di disinteresse, come ebbe a consta-tare Amedeo Maiuri negli anni '20. Per quanto fossero stati meritevoli ed efficaci gli interventi susseguitisi nel corso di due secoli, quello che spesso mancava era la programmazione di un piano di manutenzione continuativa, che avrebbe garantito la durabilità degli interventi stessi e allontanato il più possibile il momento in cui considerare l'esecuzione di una nuova ed ulteriore operazione di restauro. Perciò non è un aspetto secondario il fatto che l'ultimo intervento si sia concluso con la elabora-zione di un piano di manutenzione, la cui valenza economica è comprensibile e condivisibile in quanto opera nella durata dell'investimento e ne allunga notevolmente l'efficacia.

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Item Number: 149539
Title: The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language : "Il buono amore è di bellezza disio"
Author: Di Felice, Claudio ; Philiep Bossier ; Harald Hendrix
Price: $156.00
ISBN: 9789004388949
Record created on 09/17/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover.

Summary: Beauty is a central concept in the Italian cultural imagination throughout its history and in virtually all its manifestations. It particularly permeates the domains that have governed the construction of Italian identity: literature and language. The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language assesses this long tradition in a series of essays covering a wide chronological and thematic range, while crossing from historical linguistics to literary and cultural studies. It offers elements for reflection on cross-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, and demonstrates the power of beauty as a fundamental category beyond aesthetics.

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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
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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: 148615
Title: TARA DONOVAN : Fieldwork
Author: Abrams, Nora Burnett
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780847862924
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade - taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume - which accompanies a major retrospective - features an expansive selection of her most impressive and important works to date, spanning 10 years. Curator Nora Burnett Abrams, along with a several other leading scholars of contemporary art, consider critical issues around this important artist work: issues related to labor and process, and the interplay between ethereality and monumentality, among other key themes. The book looks at several major bodies of work realized in different formats and different settings, affording the reader a glimpse into the important themes and visual languages the artist continuously explores. The book will also consider, importantly for the first time, the artist's sculptural wall works which shed light on her distinct and varied practice.

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Item Number: 147796
Title: France and the Visual Arts since 1945 : Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art
Author: Dossin, Catherine (ed)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781501341526
Record created on 01/03/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 286pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Beyond the Clichés of "Decadence" and the Myths of "Triumph" - Rewriting France in the Stories of Postwar Western Art, Catherine Dossin. 2. Art and Communism in Postwar France - The Impossible Task of Defining a French Socialist Realism, Lucia Piccioni and Cécile Pichon-Bonin. 3. The Art of Community in Isidore Isou's Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951), Marin Sarvé-Tarr. 4. Their Paris, Our Paris - a Situationist dérive, Emmanuel Guy. 5. Pinot Gallizio's Cavern - Re-Excavating Postwar Paris, Sophie Cras. 6. Agnès Varda's du Côté de la Côte - Place as 'Sociological Phenomenon', Rosemary O'Neill. 7. Cybernetic Bordello - Nicolas Schöffer's Aesthetic Hygiene, Hervé Vanel. 8. Nouveau Réalisme in its "Longue Durée" - From the 19th Century Chiffonnier to the Remembrance of World War II, Déborah Laks. 9. Decelerating Le Mouvement of Paris with Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision of Antwerp - Movement, Time, and Kinetic Art, 1955-1959, Noémi Joly. 10. The Public Art of Jean Tinguely 1959-1991 - Between Performance and Permanence, Elisabeth Tiso. 11. Jean-Jacques Lebel's Revolution - The French Happening, Surrealism, and the Algerian War, Laurel Fredrickson. 12. Reimagining Communism after 1968 - The Case of Grapus, Sami Siegelbaum. 13. Autogestion in French Art after 1968 - A Case Study of the Sociological Art Collective, Ruth Erickson. 14. André Cadere's Disorderly Conduct, Lily Woodruff. 15. Places of Memory and Locus - Ernest Pignon Ernest, Jacopo Galimberti. 16. Questioning the Void - Sophie Calle's Archival Subversions, Rachel Boate. 17. Claire Fontaine, Redemptions, Liam Considine.

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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
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Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 142 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. Dutch-English text

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: 148614
Title: Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
Author: Estersohn, Pieter
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847863235
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 28cm,. hardcover, 336pp. illus.

Summary: This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. The edition's thirty-five featured homes were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and more. All pair exquisite interiors with expansive lush lawns and riverfront views. Formerly country homes for eighteenth-century landed gentry and nineteenth-century industrialists--Astors, Chanlers, Chapmans, Delanos, Roosevelts--they include Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners' descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts, including Richard Jenrette and Brice Marden.

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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: $130.00
ISBN: 9782503581958
Record created on 08/16/18
Publication scheduled for November 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 300p. 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: 149372
Title: ARTEMISIA e i pittori del Conte : La collezione di Giangirolamo il Acquaviva D'Aragona
Author: Farina, Viviana (ed)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788894925128
Record created on 07/30/18
Description: Cava de' Tirreni: Areablu, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 327 color illus. Exhibition held at Castello e Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Conversano

Summary: I saggi introduttivi e le 59 schede di catalogo ripercorrono le vicende collezionistiche di Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d'Aragona, conte di Conversano, in Terra di Bari, feudatario di assoluto spicco politico nella Napoli di re Filippo IV di Spagna e animatore di una prestigiosa raccolta comprensiva di circa 500 oggetti d'arte principalmente riuniti nella carte principesca del castello normanno-svevo di Conversano, oggi sede dell'esposizione, ancora alla morte caduta nel 1665. L'inventario dei beni del 1666, preziosa fonte per i nomi degli artisti e i temi richiesti, guida la possibile riambientazione dello state originario della collezione. Artemisia Gentileschi, Paolo Finoglio, Guido Reni, Battistello Caracciolo, Massimo Stanzione, Cesare Fracanzano, questi i favoriti del conte, insieme con la pittura del '500 veneto e, possibilmente, con gli altri napoletani di successo tra caravaggismo e barocco: Carlo Sellitto, Jusepe de Ribera, Andrea Vaccaro e altri.

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Item Number: 148231
Title: JOHN GIBSON und Antonio Canova : Rezeption, Transfer, Inszenierung
Author: Frasca-Rath, Anna
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9783205202967
Record created on 03/01/18
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Description: Wien: Böhlau, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 450pp., 349 illus., several in color.

Summary: Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Zahlreiche Bildhauerateliers bevölkerten die Innenstadt zwischen der Piazza del Popolo und der Piazza di Spagna. Neben den gefeiertsten Protagonisten Antonio Canova und Bertel Thorvaldsen nahm der Brite John Gibson dort über mehrere Jahrzehnte eine Führungsrolle ein. Das Buch widmet sich Gibsons Schlüsselfunktion in der römischen Künstlergemeinde und im künstlerischen Transfer zwischen Rom und London, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner hochreflektierten Inszenierungsstrategie als „letztem Canova Schüler“. Gibson war nicht nur der Mitbegründer der British Academy of Arts in Rome, gefeiertes Mitglied von elf internationalen Akademien sowie ein umtriebiger und hervorragend vernetzter Bildhauer, er war auch Juror der Great Exhibition von 1851 und belieferte sowohl den internationalen Hochadel als auch das aufstrebende Bürgertum. Er prägte durch den Export seiner Werke nach Großbritannien die dortige Skulptur über fast ein halbes Jahrhundert.

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Item Number: 149342
Title: GILBERT & GEORGE : The Great Exhibition
Author: Obrist, Hans Ulrich ; Daniel Birnbaum
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781912122165
Record created on 07/23/18
Description: London: Heni, 2018. 30 x 24cm., hardcover, 460pp., 200 color illus.

Summary: Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition celebrates 50 years of the creative force of nature that is the artistic partnership of Gilbert & George. Published in cooperation with the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, on the occasion of their 2018 retrospective exhibition, it features five interviews with Gilbert & George by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum, one for each decade of their practice. Heavily illustrated with examples of Gilbert & George’s artworks from their early years to their most recent series, Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition is designed by the artists themselves, and features their trademark style and panache.

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Item Number: 149495
Title: CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GILLE 1805–1899 : Malerische Entdeckung der Natur
Author: Spitzer, Gerd
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9783731907674
Record created on 09/06/18
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 140 color, 41 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Villa Grisebach Berlin

Summary: Christian Friedrich Gille (1805–1899) blieb als Künstler zu Lebzeiten weitgehend unbekannt und starb nach fast siebeneinhalb Jahrzehnten unermüdlicher Tätigkeit in großer Armut. Die Zeitgenossen haben ihn kaum beachtet. Heute gilt er als einer der wegweisenden Landschaftsmaler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Gilles Anfänge liegen in der Epoche von Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus und Johan Christian Dahl, als dessen talentiertester Atelierschüler er seinen Weg begann. In gewisser Weise hat Gille eine Entwicklung konsequent zu Ende geführt, die in dem neuen Naturverhältnis der Romantik am Beginn des Jahrhunderts ihren Ausgangspunkt hatte und in seinen unkonventionellen Ölstu­dien vor der Natur, mit denen der Künstler subjektive Seherlebnisse unmittelbar in Malerei übersetzte, zur Moderne im späten 19. Jahrhundert hinführte.

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Item Number: 149559
Title: Per diletto e per profitto : I Rondinini, le arti e l’Europa
Author: Giometti, Cristiano ; Loredana Lorizzo
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788833670171
Record created on 09/21/18
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Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp., 80 illus.

Summary: La fama dei Rondinini è indissolubilmente legata ad alcuni capolavori della storia dell'arte quali la Medusa oggi alla Glyptothek di Monaco o l'ultima fatica di Michelangelo, la Pietà, poi nota come "Rondanini", variante del cognome della famiglia romana, misteriosamente giunta in collezione e oggi conservata all'ospedale spagnolo del Castello Sforzesco di Milano. Frutto di anni di ricerche e di un progetto condiviso tra le Università di Firenze e Salerno, il presente volume intende restituire la fisionomia, non solo fisica ma anche intellettuale, dei protagonisti di questa saga familiare che si dipana per oltre tre secoli. In questa lunga storia, che ebbe inizio a Roma tra la fine del Cinquecento e i primi anni del Seicento, spiccano le figure del fondatore Natale Rondinini seniore, del figlio Alessandro e della moglie Felice con la quale condivise l'intereasse per l'erudizione e per l'arte, commissionando opere a Claude Lorrain, Francesco Albani, Pieter van Laer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini e Alessndro Algardi. Le preziose memorie raccolte dai suoi avi furono gelosamente conservate e riallestite nel nuovo palazzo in via del Corso dal marchese Giuseppe, ultimo rampollo dei Rondinini che intrattenne rapporti con Winckelmann e Goethe, inserendosi con moderno approccio nell'ambito internazionale del Grand Tour. Contents: I. Alle origini della famiglia: i Rondinini e gli Zacchia nella Roma d'inizio Seicento - I.1 L'ascesa di Natale Rondinini e la nascita di una collezione. I.2 Il ritratto di Paul Bril in casa Rondinini. I.3 Paolo Emilio seniore e Laudivio Zacchia: due cardinali in cerca di affermazione. II. Alessandro Rondinini seniore e Felice Zacchia - II.1 Alessandro Rondinini seniore: i poliedrici interessi di un avvocato concistoriale. II.2 Un giardino botanico tra le ville di Termini. II.3 Felice Zacchia: da consorte intellettuale a mater familias. II.4 Lo "strigotio" di Pieter van Laer. II.5 "Camina di pari passo nel diletto, e nella cognitione…col signore suo consorte" . III. Gli scultori di casa - III.1 François Du Quesnoy e Orfeo Boselli. III.2 Alessandro Algardi. III.3 Laudivio Zacchia versus Natale Rondinini seniore: una proposta per un busto in cerca di identità. III.4 Domenico Guidi e le memorie di famiglia scolpite. IV. Alessandro Rondinini juniore e Margherita Ambra: nuovi assetti familiari - IV.1 Le avventure di Alessandro juniore. IV.2 La villa a Termini al tempo di Alessandro juniore. IV.3 Due presenze inaspettate nella villa a Termini: le terracotte di Domenico Guidi e Alessandro Algardi. IV.4 La lungimiranza di Margherita Ambra. IV.5 Il nuovo palazzo al Corso attraverso gli occhi degli artisti. V. Giuseppe Rondinini da via del Corso all'Europa - V.1 L'ultimo discendente dei Rondinini. V.2 Pietro Bracci e il gabinetto delle terrecotte. V.3 Le terrecotte di Gian Lorenzo Bernini. V.4 Le terrecotte di Camillo Rusconi. V.5 La collezione di disegni. V.6 Bartolomeo Cavaceppi. Restauri e nuove acquisizioni. V.7 Grossi, Gesuelli e il monumento di Giuseppe Rondinini a Sant'Onofrio. VI. Il marchese che volle farsi imprenditore - VI.1 "Bisogna adattarsi al gusto dei paesi e saperne profittare". Il tentativo di un trading europeo: olio, vino, quadri e statue. VI.2 La galleria di carta: un progetto editoriale. VI.3 L'epilogo di una collezione: la vendita delle sculture antiche. VII. Michelangelo a Palazzo Rondinini - VII.1 La Pietà. VII.2 Tutti vogliono Michelangelo. Appendice documentaria.

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Item Number: 149045
Title: Francesco e la rivoluzione di GIOTTO
Author: Romano, Serena (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788816605626
Record created on 05/30/18
Description: Milano: Jaca Book, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 120pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Il volume ci porta davanti a san Francesco, ai francescani delle origini e alla rivoluzione artistica di Giotto che, divenendo il pittore di Francesco e dei francescani, ha fatto seguito a quella rivoluzione spirituale e culturale che il santo aveva operato. I due testi di Grau e Manselli costituiscono ormai due classici di riferimento per introdursi all’operato di Francesco e ai passi fondamentali del nuovo ordine religioso, che in breve tempo sarà presente nelle città d’Europa. Il testo di Serena Romano rappresenta una sintesi inedita di come l’arte di Giotto sia divenuta l’espressione figurativa della realtà religiosa e sociale che si stava affermando e, nel contempo, abbia aperto la strada aun nuovo straordinario capitolo della storia dell’arte.

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Item Number: 138913
Title: The Paintings of GUERCINO : A Revised and Expanded Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Turner, Nicholas
Price: $325.00
ISBN: 9788870030571
Record created on 11/23/15
Description: Rome: Ugo Bozzi, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 850pp., 210 color, 350 b&w illus., slipcased. Ugo Bozzi Editore is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of an updated edition of Luigi Salerno's I dipinti del Guercino (Rome, 1988). That book-written in close consultation with renowned Guercino authority Sir Denis Mahon-was the first monograph on the artist, but is now seriously out of date. The pace of research has quickened appreciably, as is clear from the torrent of recent books, exhibition catalogues and other publications on the artist. This new information needs to be collated and synthesized in one place. The revision, generously supported by the Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, has been undertaken by Nicholas Turner, who collaborated with the late Sir Denis for a decade from 1979 on the catalogue The Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle (Cambridge, 1989). A 200-page introduction, lavishly illustrated in colour, will cover topics central to a better understanding of Guercino's work. These include his ability to invent a constant stream of new figural poses and expressions, largely thanks to his time-saving practice of recycling favourite ideas from his immense archive of autograph drawings. Less well known is his frequent borrowing of figures from other artists, not only Italian, which he cleverly disguised to hide his source. The painter's activity as a portraitist will be addressed, with several important previously unknown works brought into consideration.

The introduction will explore the distinctive way in which Guercino painted-his choice of colour and how it changed as he developed; the effect his squint had on his manner of composing; his intuitive brushwork and the phenomenal quickness of his hand; his habit (especially early in his career) of making full-sized oil sketches for some paintings, as well as autograph replicas (and how otherwise identical versions have their own traits); and, finally, how he and his studio worked as a team. His working methods were so characteristic that judging whether a given canvas is by him or not should, in theory, be relatively straightforward, but it is not. There was very much a two-way process between master and assistants: during a working life of some 50 years, he shared both ideas and commissions with studio members, including his brother and two nephews, as well as depending on them for help.

More than 50 'new' paintings have come to light in the past 30 years. They will be added to Salerno's catalogue of nearly 380 entries in their appropriate chronological place (taking the number of the previous entry, followed by the letter 'a', 'b', 'c', etc). Some were already known to Sir Denis, others have appeared since his death in 2011, while others still have undergone a shift in critical opinion in Guercino's favour. Catalogue entries will be added for lost works, whose appearance is roughly known from either replicas or finished preparatory studies (only some of which were included by Salerno).

Salerno's entries will be translated into English and, where necessary, corrected and updated. Entries will include details of related drawings by Guercino, of which some 150 have come to light on the art market or in museum collections since 1988. Bibliographical literature will be selectively updated, incorporating, for example, references to the 1997 edition of Guercino's Account Book.

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Item Number: 148883
Title: Clarence House
Author: Hartshorne, Pamela
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 9781785511431
Record created on 05/08/18
Description: London: Scala, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 56pp. illus.

Contents: Contents: Introduction; A Royal Residence: William, Duke of Clarence (1765 1837); Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786 1861); The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The House and Gardens: A brief introduction to the architectural history; The Entrance and Hall; The Lancaster Room; The Morning Room; The Library; The Dining Room; The Horse Corridor; The Garden Room. A Working House: Official entertaining; School visits; Working lunches and dinners; Receptions; Teas.

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Item Number: 147004
Title: Ivories and Narwhal Tusks at Rosenborg Castle: Catalogue of Carved and Turned Ivories and Narwhal Tusks in the Royal Danish Collection 1600-1875
Author: Hein, Jorgen
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9788763545938
Record created on 10/16/17
Description: Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2018. 2 vols. 28cm., hardcover, 780pp., 700 color plates.

Summary: This extraordinary two-volume catalog presents five hundred objects made of ivory and narwhal tusk from the Royal Danish Collection at Copenhagen’s Rosenborg Castle. Jørgen Hein showcases and explains a remarkable range of carved and turned works (including small-scale statues, reliefs, drinkware, and decor) from Denmark, Europe, and beyond. The first major presentation of this impressive collection, this book includes more than seven hundred high-quality photographs.

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Item Number: 148107
Title: Toulouse Renaissance
Author: Hemery, Exel (et al)
Price: $62.50
ISBN: 9782757213605
Record created on 02/13/18
Description: Paris: Somogy, Coédition musée des Augustins, Toulouse, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 360pp., 236 illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue. French text.

Contents: Une cité riche et puissante - Les glorifications du passé - Palladia Tolosa et antiquaires toulousains ; Échanges et modernité - la peinture à Toulouse, de la fin du XVe siècle à l'aube du XVIe siècle ; Entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance, la sculpture dans le Toulousain et l'Albigeois autour de 1500 - un patchwork méridional ; Tradition versus modernité - l'architecture religieuse à Toulouse et ses artisans vers 1500 ; Les capitouls de la Renaissance ; Toulouse, une ville universitaire au XVIe siècle ; Marchands et bourgeois au XVIe siècle ; Toulouse, une capitale méridionale. Au cœur d'une région en effervescence - Les peintures murales de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi ; Des peintures de lumière - les vitraux de la cathédrale d'Auch ; Entre décor structurel et structure décorée - les portails de la cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch ; La cathédrale de Rodez - la production sculptée de la première Renaissance ; Le château de Montal ; Le château d'Assier en Quercy - un chaînon manquant de la Renaissance ; Le château de Bournazel ; Philippe de Lévis, évêque de Mirepoix (1466-1537) ; Le chœur sculpté de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Du goût nouveau à l'épanouissement classique - De l'ornement à la statuaire - la sculpture toulousaine des années 1510-1560 ; Antoine Olivier et Bernard Nalot, maîtres des arts de la couleur ; Savants en architecture (1520-1560) ; Imprimerie et humanisme à Toulouse - un élan partagé ; L'objet livre dans les éditions toulousaines au XVIe siècle ; Les orfèvres toulousains - des artisans renommés ; La musique à Toulouse à la Renaissance ; Les jeux Floraux. Troubles, exubérances et concorde - Une féconde architecture des temps de guerre, 1560-1590 ; Du prince de Navarre à Henri IV, portraits d'une ascension ; Catholiques et huguenots à Toulouse au XVIe siècle ; Fondeurs, sculpteurs et menuisiers - des ateliers florissants, 1550-1620 ; Des années 1570 à 1610 - les vertus d'une peinture symbolique ; Toulouse 1600, une ville en chantier ; Dépeindre Toulouse, au XVIe siècle ; La salle des Illustres et la stature de Palladia Tolosa au XVIIe siècle ; Toulouse et le Comminges au XVIe siècle. Petite histoire d'une incompréhension momentanée - religion et monarchie en 1589. Restaurer la Renaissance - Quel projet pour la conservation et la restauration des vitraux du XVIe siècle de la cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch? ; Restaurer la Renaissance - l'exemple du décor de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi ; Maurice Fenaille et la restauration de Montal ; Polychromies d'œuvres du XVIe siècle, musée des Augustins, Toulouse ; La restauration de trois stalles de chœur de la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse, conservées au musée du Louvre ; Le jardin du château de Bournazel.

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Item Number: 148682
Title: The Venetian Discovery of America : Geographic Imagination in the Age of Encounters
Author: Horodowich, Elizabeth
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9781107150874
Record created on 04/16/18
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 338pp., 74 b&w illus.

Summary: Few Renaissance Venetians saw the New World with their own eyes. As the print capital of early modern Europe, however, Venice developed a unique relationship to the Americas. Venetian editors, mapmakers, translators, writers, and cosmographers represented the New World at times as a place that the city's mariners had discovered before the Spanish, a world linked to Marco Polo's China, or another version of Venice, especially in the case of Tenochtitlan. Elizabeth Horodowich explores these various and distinctive modes of imagining the New World, including Venetian rhetorics of 'firstness', similitude, othering, comparison, and simultaneity generated through forms of textual and visual pastiche that linked the wider world to the Venetian lagoon. These wide-ranging stances allowed Venetians to argue for their different but equivalent participation in the Age of Encounters. Whereas historians have traditionally focused on the Spanish conquest and colonization of the New World, and the Dutch and English mapping of it, they have ignored the wide circulation of Venetian Americana. Horodowich demonstrates how with their printed texts and maps, Venetian newsmongers embraced a fertile tension between the distant and the close. In doing so, they played a crucial yet heretofore unrecognized role in the invention of America.

Contents: 1. Introduction - printing the new world in early modern Venice. 2. Compiled geographies - the Venetian travelogue and the Americas. 3. Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Venetian new world. 4. The Venetian mapping of the Americas. 5. Venetians in America - Nicolo Zen and the virtual exploration of the New World. 6. Venice as Tenochtitlan - the correspondence of the old world and the new.

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Item Number: 148703
Title: The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist
Author: Howard, Christopher
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 9780262038461
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 400pp., 53 color, 82 b&w illus.

Summary: An examination of a 1970s Conceptual art project—advertisements for fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery—that hoodwinked the New York art world. From the summer of 1970 to March 1971, advertisements appeared in four leading art magazines— Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, and ARTnews—for a group show and six solo exhibitions at the Jean Freeman Gallery at 26 West Fifty-Seventh Street, in the heart of Manhattan's gallery district. As gallery goers soon discovered, this address did not exist—the street numbers went from 16 to 20 to 24 to 28—and neither did the art supposedly exhibited there. The ads were promoting fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery. The scheme, eventually exposed by a New York Times reporter, was concocted by the artist Terry Fugate-Wilcox as both work of art and critique of the art world. In this book, Christopher Howard brings this forgotten Conceptual art project back into view. Howard demonstrates that Fugate-Wilcox's project was an exceptionally clever embodiment of many important aspects of Conceptualism, incisively synthesizing the major aesthetic issues of its time—documentation and dematerialization, serialism and process, text and image, publishing and publicity. He puts the Jean Freeman Gallery in the context of other magazine-based work by Mel Bochner, Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, and Ed Ruscha, and compares the fictional artists' projects with actual Earthworks by Walter De Maria, Peter Hutchinson, Dennis Oppenheim, and more. Despite the deadpan perfection of the Jean Freeman Gallery project, the art establishment marginalized its creator, and the project itself was virtually erased from art history. Howard corrects these omissions, drawing on deep archival research, personal interviews, and investigation of fine-printed clues to shed new light on a New York art world mystery.

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Item Number: 149538
Title: JAKUCHU : Le Royaume coloré des etre vivants
Author: Moscatiello, Manuela ; Aya Ota
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9782759603961
Record created on 09/16/18
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Description: Paris: Paris Musees, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 76 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Petit Palais, Paris.

Summary: L'ouvrage invite à découvrir le chef-d'œuvre de Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), et trésor des collections impériales du Japon, présenté aujourd'hui pour la première fois en Europe. Figure singulière, peintre talentueux et prolifique de la période d'Edo, Jakuchu, originaire de Ky?to, est connu comme l'un des artistes excentriques, qui ne se lia à aucun mouvement artistique en particulier et créa un style tout à fait personnel. Né dans une famille de marchands de légumes depuis trois générations, contraint à assumer ses obligations filiales en reprenant le commerce familial, il attendit l'âge de quarante ans avant de pouvoir s'adonner enfin entièrement à la peinture. Les Images du royaume coloré des êtres vivants, ensemble monumental de trente rouleaux de soie peinte, réalisé sur presque une décennie, de 1758 à 1771, est l'un exemples les plus remarquables de la peinture japonaise du xviiie siècle. Ces compositions d'une extraordinaire virtuosité, constituent une étude attentive et rigoureuse de la flore et de la faune observées sous tous leurs aspects, mais filtrées par l'imagination fertile de l'artiste. Fleurs, plantes, insectes, poissons et oiseaux sont reproduits d'une manière incroyablement minutieuse et dotés d'une vigueur qui capture le regard. La somptuosité de la gamme chromatique, ajoutée à la séduction immédiate opérée par ses effets sophistiqués, introduit à une méditation sur la nature, dans laquelle se lit l'influence du bouddhisme.

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Item Number: 149555
Title: The Man in the Glass House: PHILIP JOHNSON, Architect of the Modern Century
Author: Lamster, Mark
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780316126434
Record created on 09/20/18
Available November 2018
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Description: New York: Little, Brown, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 528pp. illus.

Summary: When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable–and influential–figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA’s founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America’s leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country–but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion. Johnson introduced European modernism–the sleek, glass-and-steel architecture that now dominates our cities–to America, and mentored generations of architects, designers, and artists to follow. He defined the era of “starchitecture” with its flamboyant buildings and celebrity designers who esteemed aesthetics and style above all other concerns. But Johnson was also a man of deep paradoxes: he was a Nazi sympathizer, a designer of synagogues, an enfant terrible into his old age, a populist, and a snob. His clients ranged from the Rockefellers to televangelists to Donald Trump.

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Item Number: 147622
Title: Reframing JORDAENS : Pictor doctus – Techniken – Werkstattpraxis. Pictor doctus – Techniques – Workshop practice
Author: Lange, Justus ; Birgit Ulrike Münch (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783731903680
Record created on 12/13/17
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336p., 179 color, 40 b&w illus. German or English texts.

Summary: Surprisingly, until recently, the Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens was still overshadowed by Peter Paul Rubens in the scientific debate. This fact is owed to the 19th century of the genius and discourses on painter princes. However, Jordaens was the head of a significant workshop and had a major influence on the Antwerp art market for 40 years after Rubens’ death. This extensive collection of essays combines for the first time in balanced proportion the research of renowned experts on Jacob Jordaens from the field of art history with that of painting restoration. The interdisciplinary approach allows a closer look at the workshop’s practice and the artist’s creative processes. This results in a new image of the artist, who stands out for his undreamed-of innovative strength as well as his pictorial and intellectual independence.

Contents: Rubens' Neid und Judas' Verrat - Jacob Jordaens' Vita in der Teutschen Academie, Esther Meier || Jordaens and North Italian Art - Taking Sandrart Seriously, Irene Schaudies || Eine Pathosformel für Mailand - Jacob Jordaens' Karl Borromäus bittet für die Pestkranken der Antwerpener Sint-Jacobskerk, Birgit Ulrike Münch || The Penitent Magdalene from the former Joseph Robinson Collection - Young Van Dyck Working up Rubens's Conception, Toshiharu Nakamura || Jordaens's Reading, Nils Büttner || The Allegory of Fruitfulness at the Wallace Collection and its Conservation Treatment, Lucy Davis / Anna Sandén || The Antwerp Maagdenhuis Washing and Anointing of the Body of Christ. Jordaens's complex Modifications of his own Work. Genesis and Conservation, Louise Decq (et al) || Construction of Canvas Supports for Jordaens's Paintings suggested by Thread Count Analysis, Don H. Johnson || Meisterhaft in der Veränderung - Jordaens in der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Kassel, Anne Harmssen || Kunsttechnologische Auswertung von Röntgenbildern - elf Gemälde von Jacques Jordaens und seiner Werkstatt aus der Sammlung der Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Ivo Mohrmann / Monika Kammer || Leinwand und Grundierung im Röntgenbild - eine kunsttechnologische Untersuchung von vier Gemälden Jordaens' und seiner Werkstatt aus der Kasseler Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Thomas Krämer || Die pluripotente Zeichnung - Anstückungen in der Kompositionspraxis von Jacques Jordaens, Sebastian Dohe || The genesis of Jordaens's Paintings in the Oranjezaal in Huis ten Bosch Palace, Margriet van Eikema Hommes / Lidwien Speleers || Two Versions of The Satyr and Peasant in Kassel. New Insights into Jordaens's Workshop Practice and new Questions, Justus Lange || Das Kasseler Bohnenfest - Ursprung und Vermittlung einer Bildidee, Timo Trümper || Das Kasseler Bohnenfest - Neueste Erkenntnisse zur Werkgenese und Restaurierungsgeschichte, Christiane Ehrenforth || Formatveränderungen an Holztafelbildern von Rubens - Beobachtungen an den Beständen der Berliner Gemäldegalerie, Babette Hartwieg || Grossformatige zeitgenössische Malerei, Kathrin Kinseher .

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Item Number: 149131
Title: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? The Sacred Heart in the Art, Religion, and Politics of New Spain
Author: Kilroy-Ewbank, Lauren G
Price: $159.00
ISBN: 9789004384644
Record created on 06/15/18
Available December 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? focuses on the significance of the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and its accompanying imagery in eighteenth-century New Spain. Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank considers paintings, prints, devotional texts, and archival sources within the Mexican context alongside issues and debates occurring in Europe to situate the New Spanish cult within local and global developments. She examines the iconography of these religious images and frames them within broader socio-political and religious discourses related to the Eucharist, the sun, the Jesuits, scientific and anatomical ideas, and mysticism. Images of the Heart helped to champion the cult’s validity as it was attacked by religious reformers. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 292/33.)

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Item Number: 149554
Title: KÄTHE KOLLWITZ : According to the Truth
Author: Rix, Brenda
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781773101224
Record created on 09/19/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 120pp. illus.

Summary: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), a leading 20th century German artist, was known for her drawings, prints, and sculptures. In a career spanning more than five decades in a largely male-dominated art world, Kollwitz developed powerful and emotional imagery based on her own experiences, her interactions with working-class women in Berlin, and her exposure to the horrors of two world wars. While her naturalistic style at first appeared to be out of touch with the currents of abstraction that were becoming dominant during her lifetime, her depictions of universal human experiences, the depth and emotional power of her dense networks of lines and light and dark contrasts, were a potent reflection of her time that continue to resonate today. Kollwitz's compassion for those in need gave resulted in international renown. Today she is one of Germany's best known artists of the 20th century. Her name evokes images of bereaved mothers, ailing, fatherless children, and anguished parents, but her reputations rests on her artistic talent and drive for experimentation in a wide range of media. This extraordinary publication examines the richness and depth of Kollwitz's work and features more than 100 colour and black and white reproductions of her engravings, drawings, and sculptures, largely drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as essays by Brenda Rix on Kollwitz's life and art and by Brian McCrindle on building the Kollwitz collection.

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Item Number: 149546
Title: MONIQUE LALLIER: a Retrospective
Author: Lallier, Monique
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781584563723
Record created on 09/18/18
Available October 2018
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Description: New Castle and Greensboro: Oak Knoll Press, Guilford College Art Gallery, 2018. 28cm., pbk, 120pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Covering 46 years of fine bindings created by Monique Lallier, the exhibition draws from private lenders and institutional collections. With appreciations by Theresa Hammond, Ara Serjoie, Peter Geraty, and Karen Hamner, and an essay by Lallier herself. Monique Lallier is known for her creative and thoughtful approaches to the subjects of her binding projects. Her use of unusual materials such as eggshells, pewter, colorful wires, agates, lizard and snake skin -- even her own hair -- and innovative techniques including cutouts, reveals, pop-ups, and moveable parts make her bindings both distinctive and dynamic. Her binding of My Antonia by Willa Cather won a Best Binding award in an international exhibition at the Chicago Public Library in 2006. Her 2016 binding of Pantagruel was awarded a Silver Prize at the International Competition of Designer Bookbinders. Monique Lallier has served as director of the American Academy of Bookbinding and president of the Association des Relieurs du Quebec. In 2010 the Guild of Book Workers (New York) presented her with the Laura Young award for service as Chair of the Standards of Excellence annuel conference from 1988 to 2000. She is married to the British binder and conservator Don Etherington.

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Item Number: 148642
Title: DOROTHEA LANGE : Politics of Seeing
Author: Johnson, Drew (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783791357768
Record created on 04/11/18
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 170 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Dorothea Lange’s photograph, Migrant Mother, is one of the most indelible and recognizable images of the Dust Bowl era. Lange’s career stretched far beyond the Great Depression, driven throughout by her compassionate advocacy for the people and land of California. This riveting book opens with Lange’s Bay Area portraits of the 1920s and ’30s when her photo studio formed a hub for San Francisco’s bohemian and artistic elite. It offers a generous overview of her work with the Farm Security Administration, where Lange was the only female photographer documenting the impact of the Depression and Dust Bowl on the west coast, working alongside the likes of Walker Evans, as well as her pictures of Japanese Americans forcibly displaced into internment camps following Pearl Harbor. It also includes images from her wartime shipyards series with Ansel Adams, postwar projects on the injustices of the American court system, loss of a community through the damming of the Putah Creek, and a photo series on Ireland. Accompanying these superbly reproduced images are thoughtful essays by curator Drew Johnson, critic Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and writer and curator David Campany, which offer appreciations of Lange’s work as an artist and humanitarian, charting the legacy of her exceptional photographic oeuvre.

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Item Number: 146188
Title: PIERRE LESCOT (1515-1578) : Architecte du roi & de la Pléiade
Author: Perouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9782708410251
Record created on 07/07/17
Description: Paris: Picard, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 207pp., 140 illus., most in color.

Summary: En 2015, les commémorations nationales ont fêté le cinq centième anniversaire de la naissance de Pierre Lescot. L’auteur, Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, a pris conscience alors de l’étonnant abandon dans lequel était tenue la renommée du célèbre architecte. Il s’agit pourtant d’un des plus grands architectes français, familier et ami des poètes de la Pléiade, créateur de la nouvelle manière de bâtir qui débute en France dans les années 1540 et se développera jusqu’à la fin de l’Ancien Régime. Nous lui devons le Louvre, un manifeste royal dont le rayonnement a été exceptionnel, et parmi ses autres réalisations l’hôtel de Carnavalet, la fontaine des Innocents ou encore les châteaux de Vallery ou de Fleury-en-Bière. L’auteur, spécialiste renommé de l’architecture française, livre une biographie et un catalogue des oeuvres de Lescot, dans laquelle il analyse un par un tous les édifices attribués ou attribuables à l’architecte.

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