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New titles week of 07/16/18: Found 28 titles

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Item Number: 148717
Title: Genio e Maestria. Mobili ed Ebanisti alla Corte Sabauda tra Settecento ed Ottocento
Author: Annibaldi, Cesare ; Roberto Antonetto (et al)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788842224594
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Torino: Allemandi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp., 162 color illus. Exhibition held at Venaria Reale, Torino.

Summary: Il catalogo della grande mostra alla Venaria Reale. Il volume, come l'evento espositivo, espone i capolavori dell'ebanisteria piemontese, oltre 130 opere provenienti da importanti collezioni museali e collezionisti piemonesi a internazionali, dei grandi ebanisti e scultori della corte sabauda - Luigi Prinotto, Pietro Piffetti, Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo e Gabriele Capello, detto il "Moncalvo." La visione e la storia di un raffinato, colto e complesso mestiere dell'arte al servizio delle piu importanti committenze reali e nobiliari, che raggiunse a Torino il vertice dell'apprezzamento mondiale alla stregua dei massimo e piu noti grandi maestri della pittura.

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Item Number: 149209
Title: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 1150-1350
Author: Barnwell, PaulS. (ed)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781907730672
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Dointon: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 272pp., 64 color, 31 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the third in a chronological series of volumes based on weekend conferences at Rewley House in Oxford, concerning places of worship in Britain and Ireland from the late Roman period to the present. The period covered in this volume saw the rise of the great cathedrals, the spread of reformed monasticism (including nunneries), the coming of the friars and the spread of the parish system into every corner of Britain and Ireland. Architecturally, the emergence and spread of the Gothic style is of special significance, but as important was the evolution of church plans and form to accommodate new forms of worship driven by developments in theology and liturgy. The emphasis here is on the main types of institution and particularly those for which good physical evidence survives. Cathedrals, monasteries of several orders, nunneries, friaries and parish churches are all represented. The spread of Christian values throughout society and the creation of the universal church of the middle ages, binding Britain and Ireland to the whole of Christendom in a uniform culture, are also common themes. The 12 essays are by Philippa Turner (introduction and images), John Harper (on ritual and music), Richard Halsey (on cathedral extensions), Cathy Oakes (on the Benedictines), Glyn Coppack (on the Cistercians), Richard Oram (the Premonstratensians in Scotland), Deirdre O’Sullivan (friaries), Tracy Collins (Irish nunneries), P. S. Barnwell (English parish churches and the conclusion), and Richard Fawcett (on Scottish parish churches). (Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 7)

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Item Number: 146524
Title: The Renaissance in the 19th Century : Revision, Revival and Return
Author: Bolzoni, Lina ; Alina Payne (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788899765491
Record created on 08/16/17
Description: Milan: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 554pp., 108 illus. Italian-English texts. Papers presented at a conference at Villa I Tatti, June 2013.

Summary - from the conference prospectus : "The object of this conference is the Renaissance revival as a Pan-European phenomenon of critique, commentary and re-shaping of a nineteenth-century present perceived as deeply problematic. Sweeping the humanistic disciplines-history, literature, music, art, architecture, collecting etc-it marked the oeuvre of as diverse a group of figures as Ingres and E M Forster, Geymüller and Hildebrand, Michelet and Burckhardt, HH Richardson and Rilke, Carducci and De Sanctis. Though some perceived it as a "Golden Age", a model for the present, some cast it as a negative example, thus showing that the triumphalist model had its detractors and that the reaction to the Renaissance was more complex than it may at first appear. This three-day event then proposes to recover some of the multi-dimensionality of the reaction to, transformation of and commentary on the Italian Renaissance and its ties to nineteenthcentury modernity, as seen both from within (by Italians) and from without (by foreigners, expatriates, travelers etc)".

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Item Number: 149083
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL the Elder and Religion
Author: Kaschek, Bertram (et al)
Price: $152.00
ISBN: 9789004367555
Record created on 06/05/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 96 color illus.

Contents: 1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Religion: A Historiographical Introduction, Bertram Kaschek . 2. Of Birdnesters and Godsearchers: A New Interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's The Beekeepers, Jürgen Müller . 3. Peter Bruegel and the Problem of Vision, Larry Silver . 4. Virtue or Tyranny? Pieter Bruegel, Justitia, and the Myth of the Inquisition, Gerd Schwerhoff . 5. The First Temptation of Christ: An Evolving Iconographic Trope in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp, Jessica Buskirk . 6. The Imaginarium of Death: Pieter Bruegel's The Triumph of Death, Anna Pawlak . 7. Evidentiae Resurrectionis: On the Mystery Discerned but not Seen in Pieter Bruegel's Resurrection of ca. 1562-1563, Walter S. Melion . 8. Falling Idols, Rising Icons: Bruegel's Flight into Egypt and the Embeddedness of Sacred Images in Nature, Ralph Dekoninck . 9. Pieter Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow and Insidiosus Auceps as Trap Images, Michel Weemans. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 280-27)

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Item Number: 148690
Title: ANTONIO CARNEO (1637-1692) : La 'Prova del veleno'
Author: Furlan, Caterina (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788832830712
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Udine: Forum, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: La cosiddetta Prova del veleno è considerata a ragione il capolavoro di Antonio Carneo, artista originario di Concordia Sagittaria, che ha svolto la maggior parte della sua attività a Udine, operando a lungo per la famiglia Caiselli. Raffigurante un giovane che si comprime le viscere alla presenza di un gruppo di astanti che seguono con apprensione i suoi spasmi o cercano di soccorrerlo, essa è descritta ab antiquo con il titolo sopra indicato. Tuttavia, poiché difficilmente si tratta della rappresentazione di una generica scena di avvelenamento (provocato o autoindotto), viene da domandarsi se nell'episodio in questione l'artista non abbia voluto illustrare un personaggio ben preciso. Tra le proposte avanzate dagli studiosi, quella del giovane Mitridate che si sottopone alla prova del veleno allo scopo di immunizzarsi resta una delle più plausibili. Scopo del convegno è non soltanto quello di analizzare il dipinto dal punto di vista storico-artistico e della tecnica esecutiva - oggi meglio leggibile grazie alle indagini diagnostiche effettuate in vista della giornata di studio - ma anche di verificare se il protagonista della composizione si possa identificare proprio con il 're Veleno', ossia lo stesso Mitridate, che nel 1673 ispirò l'omonima tragedia di Racine, i cui echi giunsero ben presto in Italia attraverso varie traduzioni e rappresentazioni teatrali. Non dobbiamo dimenticare inoltre che il soggetto ebbe grande fortuna anche a livello musicale, come attestano le opere di Alessandro Scarlatti (1707) e di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1770). Eseguita presumibilmente nel corso degli anni Settanta del Seicento, la tela fu commissionata al Carneo da qualche membro della nobile famiglia Valentinis di Tricesimo, presso cui rimase sino alla fine degli anni Cinquanta del Novecento, allorché fu immessa nel mercato antiquario. Acquistata da Italo Furlan nel 1968, attualmente appartiene alla Fondazione Ado Furlan, cui egli ha devoluto i propri beni.

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Item Number: 149312
Title: CORREGGIO e la camera di San Paolo : Svelamenti inediti
Author: Bolognesi, Renza
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788836640447
Record created on 07/15/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 96pp., 100 illus.

Summary: L’autrice, già nota per originali contributi in pubblicazioni sul Correggio, con questo studio si impegna a indagare aspetti ben presenti nelle figurazioni della Camera di San Paolo, ma non mai presi in esame dai vari studiosi, e del pari rende evidenti correlazioni semantiche riguardanti la cultura religiosa del pittore insieme a quella della badessa Giovanna. Per tale ultimo aspetto si potrebbe dire che in questo ambiente ricco di verzure, sopravvelato di una paganità colta e gioiosa, la pittura del Correggio abbia steso una sensibile effusione di moralità cristiana, ancorata biblicamente e incoraggiante ai virtuosi esercizi della disciplina monastica. Come senza dubbio doveva dichiarare quest’intimo luogo di colei – Giovanna o Diana – che aveva il compito di guidare le vergini. Lo studio di Renza Bolognesi esamina d’altra parte con pungente lievità i significati delle verzure e delle frutta così attentamente stese dall’Allegri, i richiami del mito così com’erano assorbiti nella cultura dell’Umanesimo, le valenze astrologiche non certo ignote ai colti dell’epoca, i minimi dettagli simbolici degli abbigliamenti, e persino la trama numerologica che occhieggia nel vasto intreccio della “perfetta Camera” del Rinascimento italiano.

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Item Number: 148021
Title: JEAN II COTELLE (1646-1708)
Author: Sarazin, Beatrice (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782359062366
Record created on 01/31/18
Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 240pp., 200 illus., most in color. Published on occasion of the exhibition Jean Cotelle. Les bosquets et la fable au temps de Louis XIV, held at Grand Trianon de Versailles. French text.

Summary: Jean II Cotelle belonged to the generation of painters called upon by Louis XIV to decorate the Grand Trianon. He painted twenty-one paintings for the Trianon gallery also called the Cotelle gallery. Jean Cotelle the Younger was born into a cultured family in Paris in 1646. He grew up in the company of artists, especially painters, including his father Jean Cotelle the Elder, painter to the King, decorator and ornamental painter. He most likely received his early training from the portrait painter Claude Lefèvre. Jean Cotelle the Younger then visited Rome, where he stayed from 1665-1670 at his own expense. His notable works from 1675 and the years which followed include miniatures to illustrate The Campaigns of Louis XIV as well as a large-format May for Notre-Dame in 1681 representing The Marriage at Cana. Cotelle also worked on other decorative commissions, in particular in Saint-Cloud where he created the jewellery cabinet as part of the decoration depicting the story of Venus and Aeneas. The most important commission he received was a commission from Louis XIV to decorate the Trianon gallery also called the Cotelle galery. Cotelle painted twenty-one topographical representations of the gardens of Versailles, which he adorned with mythological and literary characters. At the same time, he carried out a series of twenty gouaches representing the Trianon Gallery in miniature. In 1693, he left Paris for Provence, first making a stop in Lyon, where he created the decoration on the ceiling of the great hall for the Château de la Damette. From 1695 to 1700, he lived in Marseille and became the co-director of the opera with Duplessis. He also created ephemeral decorations such as The Entry of the Duke of Burgundy and the Duke of Berry into the City of Avignon. Jean Cotelle the Younger returned to Paris in 1703 where he continued his work for the Academy until his death in 1708.

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Item Number: 149195
Title: Gloriae : Figurabilite du divin, esthetique de la lumiere et dematerialisation de l'oeuvre d'art a l'age Baroque
Author: Cousinie, Frederic
Price: $59.50
ISBN: 9782753574366
Record created on 06/21/18
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 552pp. prof. illus.

Summary: La Gloire de Dieu (kavôd, doxa, gloria) c'est en premier lieu le poids et la réputation d'un être dont les qualités supérieures suscitent, en retour, la glorification : rendre Gloire, par les louanges, les chants, les cérémonies, mais aussi par la création artistique. Par extension, la Gloire fut associée à l'émanation lumineuse qui exprimerait de façon visible la divinité du Père (Patre luminum) comme du Christ (lumen de lumine). Le motif sculptural de la Gloire, inventé par Gian Lorenzo Bernini à Rome, en est devenu l'incarnation moderne, démultiplié dans toute l'Europe catholique. Entre anthropomorphisme et symbolisme, entre matérialité, monumentalité et expansion lumineuse dématérialisée, la Gloire ne se laisse cependant guère aisément appréhender. Où est véritablement " l'oeuvre " dans le continuum spatial qui caractérise la Gloire? Comment percevoir ce qui joue entre focalisation, dispersion de l'attention et éblouissement? De qui ces dispositifs sont-ils la glorification ou expriment-ils la Gloire? En quoi cet objet peut-il être conçu comme une solution représentative adéquate? Cette étude est centrée avant tout sur Rome, Paris et plusieurs exemples qui subsistent en France. Conjuguant analyse détaillée des oeuvres, prise en compte des conditions de leur réception, attention aux textes théologiques et dévotionnels, cet ouvrage nous rend accessible un " objet de civilisation " majeur de l'Europe moderne.

Contents: La Gloria del Paradisio- Bernini à San Pietro - Origines, survivances et réactualisations - Objet-Limite ; Economie générale de la Gloire -: Andrea Pozzo à S. Ignazio (1691-1694) - lumen de lumine - La Gloire trinitaire et ses enjeux figuratifs - La chapelle Spada/Borromée de S. Maria in Vallicella (1663-1679) ; Le Nomen Gloire ; Maria in Sole ; Apothéose et communion des saints dans la Gloire céleste- Giovan Battista Gaulli au Gesù (1672-1685) ; Raptus in coelum ; Gloire et Lumiere – Retour sur la tradition textuelle. (Art et Societe)

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Item Number: 149256
Title: Anfiteatro Flavio : Trasformazioni e riusi
Author: Facchin, Giulia (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788891820303
Record created on 07/04/18
Description: Milano: Electa, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 328pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Il Colosseo è da sempre considerato il monumento più rappresentativo dell’antica Roma. Tutti conoscono le vicende dei cruenti giochi gladiatori e delle cacce che richiamavano folle di decine di migliaia di spettatori. Ma il Colosseo ha accompagnato la vita della città anche durante i secoli del Medioevo con tutt’altre funzioni: case, stalle, botteghe, ma anche una fortezza aristocratica occuparono le buie arcate del piano terreno, una volta attraversate dagli spettatori per arrivare agli spalti. Questo volume, frutto di sei anni di ricerche archeologiche congiunte tra Ministero dei Beni Culturali e l’Università di Roma Tre, ci racconta quest’altra storia. Gli spazi, le stratigrafie e i materiali ridanno voce agli abitanti del tempo.

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Item Number: 149109
Title: A Matter of Light : Nine photographers in the Vatican Museums
Author: Forti, Micol ; Alessandra Mauro
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788869657528
Record created on 06/14/18
Description: Vatican City: Edizioni Musei Vaticano-Contrasto, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 196pp., 178 images. English text.

Summary: Photographic volume, as part of a project in which the Vatican Museums commissioned nine international photographers to produce true photographic artworks, representing and narrating the Museums themselves, and which have in effect formed a new body of work as part of the Vatican Collection of Contemporary Art. For the first time, the works, the interior and exterior spaces, but also the tourists who pass through them, are used as subjects of works of art and celebrated from unprecedented and multiple viewpoints. The volume offers a series of essays dealing with different themes, including the importance of photography in museums and in contemporary art, the concept of art within art, the dialogue between art and the Church and between contemporary artists and historical collections, as well as the genesis of this new photographic collection acquired by the Vatican Museums. The essays are followed by a focus on the nine visual itineraries, explaining the aesthetic and stylistic characteristics of each one and introducing the images. These include the series by Mimmo Jodice, who photographed faces of Roman sculpture, Alain Fleischer with his swirling perspectives, the unusual itinerary of Rinko Kawauchi which immortalizes all that is not the object of a visit, in a surprising diversity of scenarios. The biographies of the photographers conclude the volume.

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Item Number: 148221
Title: Marmora Romana
Author: Gnoli, Raniero
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788893444644
Record created on 02/28/18
Description: Milano: La nave di Teseo, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, 396pp. illus. New edition.

Summary: Torna in una nuova edizione l'opus magnum di Raniero Gnoli, uno studio senza precedenti, e insuperato, sui marmi e le pietre da decorazione nel mondo antico. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1971, Marmora romana raccoglie e analizza i diversi di tipi di marmo utilizzati nell'antica Roma e nelle propaggini del suo impero, in Europa e in Africa. Gnoli ripercorre la storia di queste pietre, il viaggio dalle cave da cui viene estratto, la scelta di ciascun materiale a seconda delle sue caratteristiche estetiche e tecniche, i campi di applicazione nelle architetture civili e sacre, la loro presenza nella letteratura e nelle fonti storiche. Il testo è accompagnato da un apparato iconografico straordinario per ricchezza e varietà - che illustra i marmi, le venature, i colori delle pietre, i loro utilizzi statutari ed edili - completamente ridigitalizzato in alta definizione per questa nuova edizione.

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Item Number: 148977
Title: L’Algérie de GUSTAVE GUILLAUMET (1840-1887)
Author: Gautheron, Marie (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782353402816
Record created on 05/23/18
Description: Paris: Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2018. 32cm., pbk., ca. 256pp. illus. Exhibition held at Beaux-arts de La Rochelle.

Summary: Gustave Guillaumet (1840-1887) est l'une des figures marquantes de l'orientalisme français. Pourtant, bien que très présente dans de nombreux musées, en particulier au musée d'Orsay, et dans les principales expositions consacrées à la peinture orientaliste des dernières décennies, son œuvre reste peu connue, et sa fortune critique relative. Cet ouvrage étudie particulièrement le versant algérien de l'orientalisme français, dans une perspective à la fois esthétique, historienne et culturelle. Il éclaire un moment privilégié d'une histoire partagée et nous invite à réévaluer une œuvre essentielle. Guillaumet est l'un des premiers artistes à avoir visité de façon intensive l'Algérie, d'Oran à la Kabylie, des Hauts-Plateaux aux oasis et au Sahara. Son œuvre, qualifiée parfois d'ethnographique, est aussi exigeante et poétique, sensible et grave. Sa peinture, fruit d'un itinéraire complexe, est influencée par les Maîtres des Ecoles du Nord, empreinte de modernité et porteuse de ses recherches dans diverses directions : naturalisme, impressionnisme, intimisme, idéalisme. Peintre à la sensibilité républicaine, il est aussi un observateur privilégié de la domination coloniale. Reconnu précocement au salon, salué par la critique, sont succès ne se dément pas. A son décès prématuré, à l'âge de 47 ans, on salue unanimement son travail que l'on juge même supérieur à celui de son éminent prédécesseur, Fromentin.

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Item Number: 148689
Title: Ercolano e Pompei : Visioni di una scoperta. Herculaneum and Pompeii : Visions of a Discovery
Author: Guzzo, Pietro Giovanni (et al)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788857238630
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 392pp., 87 color illus. Exhibition held at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Napoli. Italian-English text.

Summary: The 280th anniversary of the discovery of Herculaneum and the 270th anniversary of that of Pompeii are celebrated with a completely original approach, by exploring the media and the methods with which the discoveries of the two sites were communicated – initially sporadically and occasionally, then increasingly consistently – through the visionary expressions of those who immediately intuited the implications of the discoveries and sought to promote the progress of the excavations and research into them. From the late 18th century to the early 20th, from J.J. Winckelmann to Karl Weber, Giovanni Battista and Francesco Piranesi, François Mazois, William Gell, Luigi Rossini and Pietro Bianchi, there were numerous draftsmen, engravers and lovers of antiquity, until the Alinari brothers. This is an account of the enthusiasm for excavations and refined archaeological finds, with the desire to convey the discoveries through letters, watercolours, notebooks, engravings, lithographs, drawings, reliefs, copperplates, gouaches, early postcards and photographs.

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Item Number: 149043
Title: Eternal City : Roma nelle collezioni fotografiche del Royal Institute of British Architects
Author: Iuliano, Marco (et al)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788857239187
Record created on 05/30/18
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., 210 images. Exhibition held at Vittoriano, Roma.

Summary: Il Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), fondato a Londra nel 1834 come istituto culturale e professionale, ha raccolto immagini sin dal principio, allestendo una delle collezioni di fotografia d’architettura più estese al mondo. Il volume contiene una selezione critica fra le migliaia di positivi e negativi su Roma presenti tra i fondi del RIBA, privilegiando uno sguardo ampio, attento sia al dettaglio archeologico sia al paesaggio, passando per la scala intermedia dell’architettura. Eccezion fatta per alcune delle immagini conservate tra i fondi dell’Architectural Press Archive, sono proposti esclusivamente scatti di fotografi britannici, dalle origini del nuovo medium ai nostri giorni: James Anderson, Tim Benton, Richard Bryant, Ralph Deakin, Ivy e Ivor de Wolfe, Richard Pare, Monica Pidgeon e Edwin Smith. Nelle pagine del libro, studiosi ed esperti provenienti da ambiti diversi affrontano un tema complesso e interdisciplinare, muovendosi a più riprese tra architettura e arti visive. Marco Iuliano offre una panoramica del progetto e introduce la fotografia d’architettura a Roma; Gabriella Musto riflette sulla percezione storica del Vittoriano e sul suo ruolo nell’età contemporanea; Richard Pare fornisce un’analisi accurata delle origini della fotografia a Roma, mentre Owen Hopkins e François Penz considerano rispettivamente l’impatto della città sull’immaginazione degli architetti e dei cineasti. Valeria Carullo presenta la splendida collezione di fotografie RIBA prima della sezione catalogo, arricchita con saggi di Paolo Mascilli Migliorini, Nicholas Ray, Antonello Alici, Carla Molinari e Tom True. La dettagliata bibliografia di Jemma Street conclude l’opera.

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Item Number: 149311
Title: JOSEPH ANTON KOCH e Olevano Romano nel 250 anniversario
Author: De Rosa, P.A
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788875753108
Record created on 07/13/18
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Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 26cm., pbk., illus..
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Item Number: 149315
Title: Montepulciano e la città eterna : Paesaggi e vedute dall’estetica del Grand Tour alla metà del XX secolo
Author: Longi, Roberto
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788864339054
Record created on 07/16/18
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Description: Arcidosso: C&P Adver Effigi, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 160pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani, Montepulciano.

Summary: Montepulciano è da un lato un luogo dove si concentra un patrimonio storico e artistico veramente di monumentale pregnanza, dall’altro però è un tipico esempio di spazio remoto, remoto proprio alla coscienza del Grand Tour perché, come spiegano perfettamente le opere e gli oggetti qui raccolti, essendo la città non allineata con i tragitti da cui i viaggiatori scendevano lungo la Cassia per approdare a Roma, è sempre rimasta in un sorta di “splendido isolamento” che nondimeno l’ha resa ancor più agognata e amata da coloro i quali vi sono giunti di tempo in tempo.

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Item Number: 149059
Title: Immagini medievali di culto dopo il Medioevo
Author: Lucherini, Vinni
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788833130309
Record created on 06/01/18
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 200pp. illus.

Contents: Vinni Lucherini, Introduzione. Sulla rifunzionalizzazione post-medievale delle immagini sacre medievali ; Michele Bacci, Alla "maniera" dell'evangelista Luca ; Carlo Ebanista, L'antiquissima immagine della Madonna - dalla catacomba di San Gaudioso alla chiesa di Santa Maria della Sanità a Napoli ; Manuela Gianandrea, Erudizione sacra e pietas cristiana - immagini tardo-antiche e medievali nella Roma di XVI e XVII secolo ; Francesco Aceto, La Maestà di Montevergine di Montano d'Arezzo dalla storia alla leggenda - il ruolo del cardinale Oliviero Carafa ; Géraldine Mallet, Le Dévot Crucifix de Perpignan - œuvre d'art et objet de dévotion depuis 1307 ; Stefano D'Ovidio, Statue lignee medievali a Napoli e in Campania - culto e funzione in età moderna ; Nicolas Reveyron, Pérennités et résurgences du culte de la Vierge à la "protocathédrale" Saint-Nizier de Lyon (XVIe-XIXe) ; Gabriele Archetti, Immagini episcopali nel Duomo Vecchio di Brescia - una galleria memoriale oltre il Medioevo ; Klaus Krüger, L'immagine come palinsesto di figure e significati. (I libri di Viella Arte)

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Item Number: 148085
Title: Image, Imagination, and Cognition : Medieval and Early Modern Theory and Practice
Author: Lüthy, Christoph (et al)
Price: $146.00
ISBN: 9789004365735
Record created on 02/12/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 323pp. illus.

Summary: How were the relations among image, imagination and cognition characterized in the period 1500 – 1800? The authors of this volume argue that in those three centuries, a thoroughgoing transformation affected the following issues: (i) what it meant to understand phenomena in the natural world (cognition); (ii) how such phenomena were visualized or pictured (images, including novel types of diagrams, structural models, maps, etc.); and (iii) what role was attributed to the faculty of the imagination (psychology, creativity). The essays collected in this volume examine the new conceptions that were advanced and the novel ways of comprehending and expressing the relations among image, imagination, and cognition. They also shed light, from a variety of perspectives, on the elusive nexus of conceptions and practices.

Contents: Imagination, Images, and (Im)Mortality, by Sander W. de Boer || 'Imaginatio' and Visual Representation in Twelfth-Century Cosmology and Astronomy - Ibn al-Haytham, Stephen of Pisa (and Antioch), (Ps.) M?sh??all?h, and (Ps.) Th?bit ibn Qurra, by Barbara Obrist || Minerva in the Forge of Vulcan - Ingegno, Fatica, and Imagination in Early Florentine Art Theory, by David Zagoury || Bernardino Telesio on Spirit, Sense, and Imagination, by Leen Spruit || Giovan Battista Della Porta's Imagination, by Sergius Kodera || Imagination in the Chamber of Sleep - Karel van Mander on Somnus and Morpheus*, by Christine Göttler || Agere Corporaliter - Otto Vaenius's Theory of the Imagination, by Ralph Dekoninck || Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Views on Mathematical Imagination, by Guy Claessens || What Does a Diagram Prove that Other Images Do Not? Images and Imagination in the Kepler-Fludd Controversy, by Christoph Lüthy || Aristotelian Proportioned Images and Descartes's Dynamic Imagining, by Dennis L. Sepper || Schematism, Imagination, and Pure Intuition in Kant, by Sybille Krämer. (Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 55)

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Item Number: 149084
Title: Gli Orsini e i Savelli nella Roma dei papi : Arte e mecenatismo di antichi casati dal feudo alle corti barocche europee
Author: Mazzetti di Pietralata, Cecilia ; Adriano Amendola (eds)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788836637751
Record created on 06/05/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 568pp., 300 illus. Conference papers.

Contents: Acanfora, Elisa, Orientamenti della committenza Orsini in Puglia e un episodio inedito in Basilicata || Agresti, Alessandro, Il cardinale Domenico Orsini committente di Giovanni Paolo Panini e Luigi Valadier || Amendola, Adriano, In viaggio con gli Orsini- Simon Vouet e Giulio De Grazia tra Genova e Napoli || Aurigemma, Maria Giulia, Architetture Orsini a Roma (e a Bracciano), uno sguardo d'insieme- dalla fine del Cinquecento alla fine del Seicento || Aurigemma, Maria Giulia, Architetture Orsini a Roma, uno sguardo d'insieme - dal Medioevo al Cinquecento || Bilancia, Fernando, Il palazzo dei Savelli ad Ariccia- ipotesi di attribuzione a Carlo Lambardi || Carotenuto, Simona, Novità documentarie sugli Orsini di Gravina e Solofra committenti di Francesco Guarini e Francesco Solimena || Castrovinci, Rossana, La celebrazione del casato Orsini nelle incisioni di epoca barocca || Cavietti, Marco, I feudi della famiglia Savelli tra potere baronale e committenza- chiese e conventi ad Albano Laziale e Celano || Checchi, Tiziana, Orsini e Colonna a confronto- il collezionismo antiquario tra i secoli XVI e XVII || Curti, Francesca, I Savelli "cadetti"- le dimore al Quirinale e a Montecitorio e gli interessi artistici del ramo di Rignano e dei Palombara || Curzi, Gaetano, Conti di Tagliacozzo, signori di Vicovaro- gli Orsini tra Stato della Chiesa e Regno di Napoli || Daniele, Giulia, Pietro Veri a Montegiordano- un inedito "ricordo di pitture" per Virginio Orsini || Finocchi Ghersi, Lorenzo, Moro, Priuli e Barbarigo committenti veneziani di Giovanni Bellini || Fosi, Irene, Orsini e Savelli- due famiglie fra Roma e l'Europa nel Cinque e Seicento || Goldenberg Stoppato, Lisa, Appunti "fiorentini" per il corpus della ritrattistica degli Orsini || Granata, Belinda, Tra memoria e innovazione- tendenze e aspetti nel collezionismo del cardinale Paolo Peretti Savelli (1622-1685) || Lattuada, Riccardo, Gli Orsini di Solofra e Gravina, una multinazionale feudale del Seicento || Lorizzo, Loredana, Le "ruine" del Musaeum Romanum di Francesco Angeloni- Bellor, gli Orsini, Giambologna e tre nuovi elenchi di bronzi e anticaglie || Manacorda, Daniele, I Saragona- una famiglia di mercanti alle Botteghe oscure tra XIII e XVI secolo || Margiotta, Rosalia Francesca, Il nobile casato dei Ventimiglia e donna Felice Ventimiglia Barberini || Mazzetti di Pietralata, Cecilia, Dall'Emilia e dalla Romagna a Roma- Dosso, Garofalo, Scarsellino, Guercino e gli altri nella collezione Savelli || Molnár, Antal, La corte dell'ambasciatore cesareo Paolo Savelli come centro d'informazione sull'Ungheria || Mori, Elisabetta, Vittoria Accoramboni, Paolo Giordano I Orsini e Sisto V- una "relazione" pericolosa || Panerai, Sibilla, La Roma della prima metà del Novecento all'ombra del teatro di Marcello- il carteggio tra Leone Caetani e Vittoria Colonna || Parrilla, Francesca, La cappella Savelli nella basilica dei Santi Bonifacio e Alessio all'Aventino- nuovi documenti sulla decorazione seicentesca || Patrizi, Florence, Gli Orsini di Bracciano alla luce delle loro collezioni tessili || Perini Folesani, Giovanna, Vincenzo Hercolani- all'origine della nobilitazione di una famiglia di intellettuali nelle legazioni del Nord || Petrucci, Francesco, Tracce materiali sulla presenza dei Savelli nei Colli Albani || Rainer, Paulus, "Per esaltare la Gloria di Dio"- un dono solenne di Caterina Savelli all'imperatore Carlo VI || Salvatore, Donato, Gli "Uomini illustri" Orsini tra Roma e Napoli || Sickel, Lothar, Santa Maria di Grottapinta sotto il patronato di Paolo Giordano e Virginio Orsini- il rinnovamento della chiesa e le opere svanite di Muzio e Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino, Filippo Paladini e Ludovico Cigoli || Stagno, Laura, Committenze artistiche tra Genova e Loano- Giovanni Andrea I e Andrea II Doria || Stefanori, Costanza, Le magnificenze romane del cardinale Flavio Orsini di Gravina tra libri e "choses rares" || Tomei, Alessandro, Una poco conosciuta cappella affrescata nel palazzo Orsini di Stimigliano.

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Item Number: 149257
Title: FRANCISCI MOCHIS : De Montis Varchi
Author: Canonici, Luca ; Marcella Favero
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9788875423100
Record created on 07/05/18
Description: Firenze: Aksa, 2018. 32cm., pbk., 76pp. illus., in portfolio.

Summary: Francesco Mochi, figlio di Lorenzo, nacque a Montevarchi il 28 luglio 1580 da un'agiata famiglia di notai. Lo scultore si recò giovanissimo a Firenze, per svolgere il suo apprendistato presso il pittore Santi di Tito. Intorno al 1600, attratto più dalla scultura che dalla pittura, Mochi si trasferì a Roma, dove ebbe modo di vedere e studiare l'arte antica. Successivamente si spostò per varie committenze a Orvieto, Piacenza per poi ritornare a Roma, dove morì nel 1654. Il lavoro fotografico di Luca Canonici, propone con uno stile personale e suggestivo le opere dell'artista montevarchino, collocate in diversi luoghi della penisola. Veri e propri capolavori che Francesco Mochi ha prodotto durante la sua attività di scultore, tra cui si possono ricordare: il busto di Carlo Barberini, Museo di Roma, la statua del duca Ranuccio Farnese Piacenza, il monumento equestre di Ranuccio Farnese Piazza Cavalli a Piacenza, Santa Veronica San Pietro (Roma), il busto di Arcasio Ricci, Cattedrale Gravina di Puglia, San Filippo Chiesa di Sant'Agostino di Orvieto, l'Angelo annunziante Chiesa di Sant'Agostino di Orvieto, San Paolo e San Pietro Chiesa dei Fiorentini di Roma, il busto di Marcantonio Eugenj Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Le foto sono raccolte in un elegante catalogo cartonato fasciato con tela, serigrafia in bianco. Note biografiche e cronologia delle opere a cura di Marcella Favero.

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Item Number: 149314
Title: The Cartographic Capital : Mapping Third Republic Paris
Author: Olson, Kory
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781786940964
Record created on 07/16/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.

Summary: Through official maps, this book looks at how government presentations of Paris and environs change over the course of the Third Republic (1889-1934). Governmental policies, such as the creation of a mandatory national uniform educational system that will eventually include geography, combined with technological advances in the printing industry, to alter the look, exposure, reception, and distribution of government maps. The government initially seemed to privilege an exclusively positive view of the capital city and limited its presentation of it to land inside the walled fortifications. However, as the Republic progressed and Paris grew, technology altered how Parisians used and understood their urban space. Rail and automobiles made moving about the city and environs easier while increased industrialization moved factories and their workers further out into the Seine Department. During this time, maps transitioned from reflecting the past to documenting the present. With the advent of French urbanism after World War I, official mapped views of greater Paris abandoned privileging past achievements and began to mirror actual residential and industrial development as it pushed further out from the city centre. Finally, the government needed to plan for the future of greater Paris and official maps begin to show how the government viewed the direction of its capital city.

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Item Number: 149157
Title: En couleurs, la sculpture polychrome en France 1850-1910
Author: Papet, Edouard (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782754114639
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: Paris: Hazan, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp., 144 illus. Exhibition held at Musée d'Orsay, Paris. French text.

Summary: Relatively unknown, 19th century polychrome sculpture is one of the key facets of the history of the discipline. Until the beginning of this century, the only colours permitted in statuary were the white of marble and the monochrome patina of bronzes. But the discovery of the use of polychromy in ancient architecture and sculpture changed people’s perspective, as well as generating heated debate. The question of applying colour to contemporary sculpture superseded archaeological debates, and pioneering sculptors like Charles Cordier began to specialise in this technique from the 1850s. Once the controversy had died down, colour began to establish its legitimacy of the Second Empire thanks to its decorative character, prevailing under the influence of Symbolism and Art Nouveau as of the 1880s.

The diversity of materials used testifies to the often sophisticated experimentation carried out, which sometimes produced surprising aesthetic results. Painted waxes and marbles, assembled coloured marbles, gold and silver bronzes, pâte de verre and enamelled stoneware became the new language of a new style of French sculpture, illustrating artists’ flair for experimentation at the end of the century. The major challenge in applying colour to sculpture lay in the illusionism of the representation, as demonstrated by the scandal caused by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Coloured sculpture would became the preferred medium of Henry Cros, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Louis-Ernest Barrias, Jean-Désiré Ringel d'Illzach, Jean Carriès and Paul Gauguin. The exhibition presents a selective overview of this very particular aspect of 19th century art through an ensemble of around fifty works from the collections of the Musée d'Orsay.

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

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

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Item Number: 146856
Title: GIACOMO RAFFAELLI 1753-1836 : Maestro di stile di mosaico
Author: Massinelli, Anna Maria (ed)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9788875422943
Record created on 09/27/17
Description: Firenze: Aska, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 376pp., 180 illus., most in color

Summary: È un'opera monografica dedicata a un mosaicista romano: Giacomo Raffaelli, erede di una tradizione familiare nella produzione di paste vitree risalente alla metà del XVII secolo. Negli ultimi tre decenni del Settecento il suo studio in San Sebastianello, angolo Piazza di Spagna a Roma, divenne una meta obbligata per i sofisticati tourists d'Oltralpe e per la nobiltà europea che non mancava di acquistare placche, tavoli o gioielli ideati dal caposcuola del mosaico minuto romano. La fama raggiunta gli procurò riconoscimenti prestigiosi e nel 1804, su incarico del governo napoleonico, fondò una scuola di mosaico a Milano. Qui si trattenne fino al 1820 portando a compimento uno dei capolavori nel genere del mosaico minuto: la replica a grandezza naturale dell'"Ultima cena" di Leonardo da Vinci (Vienna, Minoritenkirche). I testi, corredati da ampi apparati documentari e iconografici esaminano l'intera produzione, a oggi nota. La vasta selezione di immagini a colori illustra mosaici e opere lapidee appartenenti a musei e collezioni private in Europa e negli Stati Uniti.

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Item Number: 146942
Title: The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Author: Takahatake, Naoko ; Jonathan Bober (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791357393
Record created on 10/11/17
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 192 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most immediately appealing of all historic prints, displaying exquisite invention, refined draftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color. Printing two or more woodblocks inked in different tones to create an image, the chiaroscuro woodcut was the earliest, most successful foray into color printing in Europe. Following its invention in Germany, the technique was first adopted around 1516 in Italy where it flourished through the 16th century. This novel art form engaged the interests of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Beccafumi, and underwent sophisticated developments in the hands of such master printmakers as Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Niccolo Vicentino, and Andrea Andreani. Featuring more than 100 prints and related drawings, this book incorporates pioneering art historical research and scientific analysis to present a comprehensive study of the subject. Essays trace its creative origins and evolution, describing both materials and means of production. Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, this book offers a fresh interpretation of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance.

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Item Number: 149085
Title: Il libro delle imprese dell'Accademia degli Insensati : Ritratti figurati e parlanti
Author: Teza, Laura
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788865573709
Record created on 06/06/18
Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 224pp., 44 color, 150 b&w illus.

Summary: L’Accademia degli Insensati di Perugia, nota per la connessione dei suoi poeti con le prime opere di Caravaggio, elaborò nell’ultimo quarto del Cinquecento un libro di imprese costituito da quarantaquattro fogli cuciti insieme, contenenti l’impresa generale dell’Accademia e quelle degli affiliati della sua prima stagione. Il manoscritto rappresenta un unicum nel panorama contemporaneo in quanto gli Insensati optarono per il mezzo grafico e non per quello incisorio, come avveniva solitamente. Le imprese, disegnate da mani diverse, rappresentano un documento straordinario della storia delle Accademie, a testimonianza dell’indissolubile intreccio tra la componente figurativa e quella letteraria, e costituiscono uno scelto campionario di alcune delle maniere espressive della grafica italiana tardo-cinquecentesca. Un’impresa in particolare, quella dell’accademico Federico Zuccari, da lui stesso disegnata ed elaborata, apporta molte novità sia dal punto di vista programmatico che figurativo alla vicenda della sua affiliazione all’Academia degli Insensati, da lui stesso considerata centrale all’interno della sua formazione artistica. (Arte e Storia, 3)

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Item Number: 147674
Title: Late Gothic Painting in the Crown of Aragon and the Hispanic Kingdoms
Author: Velasco, Alberto ; Francesc Fite (eds)
Price: $206.00
ISBN: 9789004363359
Record created on 12/18/17
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 648pp. illus.

Contents: 1. L'obra de Flandes dans les territoires de la couronne d'Aragon. Marché et importations artistiques entre 1450 et 1500, Francesca Español Bertran. 2. Some Questions About the Flemish Model in Aragonese Painting (1440-1500), Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez. 3. Bartolomé Bermejo and the Painting Business in the Crown of Aragon, Judith Berg Sobré. 4. Late Gothic Painting in Majorca, Tina Sabater. 5. Valencia and Late Gothic Painting, Ximo Company. 6. Les Primitifs flamands et leur 'réception' dans la peinture castillane de la fin du Moyen Age, Didier Martens. 7. On Hispano-Flemish Painting in the Kingdom of Castile, Pilar Silva Maroto. 8. Bermejo in Daroca, Fernando Marías. 9. St. John the Baptist: A Work by the Juan de la Abadía Workshop at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona), Montserrat Jardí Anguera. 10. The Sales of Art Works from the Monastery of Sijena (Huesca) During the Twentieth Century: Late Gothic Painting, Carmen Berlabé. 11. Late-Gothic Mural Painting at the Beginning of the Renaissance in the Aran Valley: Unha and Arties, Albert Sierra i Reguera. 12. Identifying the Hand Involved in a Man of Sorrows Produced in the Workshop of the Master of Artés, Nicola Jennings and Isidro Puig. 13. Valencian Late-Gothic Painting Documents: Contributions of the Medieval and Modern Research Center (CIMM, Polytechnic University of Valencia and University of Lleida), Ximo Company. 14. Liturgy as Visual Argument: Monastic Churches and Retrochoirs in Donor Imagery by the Master of Sopetrán (Prado Museum), Eduardo Carrero Santamaría. 15. A Resurrection by the Master of Portillo: Underlying Drawings, Isidro Puig Sanchis and Marc Ballesté Escorihuela. 16. Late Gothic Mural Paintings in the Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, Seville, Pedro José Respaldiza Lama. (Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 11)

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Item Number: 149211
Title: The Elite Household in England, 1100-1550: Proceedings of the 2016 Harlaxton Symposium
Author: Woolgar, Christopher M. (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781907730641
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 24c., hardcover, ca. 512pp. illus.

Contents: Christopher Woolgar, Foreword - the Elite Household ; Christopher Dyer, Households Great and Small - Aristocratic Styles of Life Across the Social Spectrum in England, 1200?1500 ; Louise Wilkinson, The Great Household in Wartime - Eleanor de Montfort and Her Familia ; David Stocker, Stranger on the Shore - Gainsborough Old Hall ? Yorkist 'Merchant Chique' in Lancastrian Lincolnshire? ; James Ross, The Noble Household as a Political Centre in the Early Tudor Period ; Michael Johnston, The Household and Literary Production in England, 1350?1500 ; D. Vance Smith. The National Allegory of the Household - Domus and Lingua in John Gower's Vox clamantis and Geoffrey Chaucer's House of Fame ; Elliot Kendall, The Royal Household and New Government in Early Tudor Literature ; Nicholas Orme, Childhood and Youth in the Great Medieval Household ; Claire Weeda, Reviewing Conduct Books - Galenic Medicine, Hygiene and the 'Civilising Process' in Western European Households, c.1100?1300 ; Fiona Whelan, Administering the Household, 1180?1250 - from Daniel of Beccles to Robert Grosseteste ; Roger Bowers, 'Goode and Delitable Songe' - the Elite Promotion of Sacred Music in England by the Chapel Royal and Its Emulators, Noble and Episcopal, c.1315?1485 ; Richard Rastall, The Minstrels of the Great Households in England, c.1300?1500 ; Martin Heale, Abbots' Households in Late Medieval England ; Jennifer Ward, The Great Household on the Move - Travel Among the Servants of Elizabeth de Burgh (d. 1360) ; Susan Powell, Lady Margaret Beaufort - a Progress Through Essex and East Anglia, 1498 ; Caroline Dunn, 'If There be Any Goodly Young Woman' - Experiences of Elite Female Servants in Great Households ; Martha Carlin, Catering for Great Households - Practical Matters ; David Green, The Household of Edward the Black Prince - Complement and Characteristics ; Eleanor R. Standley, Coneys, Coneygarths and Cunnies - the Rabbit and Great Households, c.1080?1600 ; Anne Rudloff Stanton, What the Queen Saw - Imagery in the Household of Isabella of France ; Maria Hayward, Shaped by Their Father? The Households of Henry VIII's Children, 1516?58 ; Christopher Woolgar, Heirlooms and the Great Household. (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 28)

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