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New titles week of 05/21/18: Found 133 titles
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Item Number: 149009
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Paintings for the Future
Author: Bashkoff, Tracey (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 244pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

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

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Item Number: 148687
Title: Il restauro della cupola della cattedrale di San Lorenzo : GALEAZZO ALESSI a Genova
Author: Montagni, Claudio (ed)
Price: $79.95
ISBN: 9788863735468
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 200pp. illus.

Summary: Il volume prende in considerazione la cupola del più importante edificio sacro genovese: la Chiesa Metropolitana di San Lorenzo, Cattedrale di Genova. La struttura, recentemente sottoposta ad un accurato intervento di restauro, costituisce anche la prima opera genovese dell’architetto perugino Galeazzo Alessi, che la edificò intorno alla metà del XVI secolo, introducendo così questo archetipo architettonico nella città, dove in precedenza era sconosciuto. Sostituendo il tiburio di origine medievale con questo nuovo tipo di coronamento della parte sommitale degli edifici sacri, basato sui modelli illustri dell’architettura romana rinascimentale, Alessi apriva così la via ai successivi sviluppi dell’edilizia sacra genovese seicentesca. Il testo, basato sui dati emersi dai lavori di restauro e su un’ampia documentazione archivistica, in gran parte inedita, ripercorre le vicende della costruzione della cupola, partendo dal periodo medievale per giungere sino alle modifiche del XIX secolo. Viene analizzato attentamente il contesto in cui l’architetto perugino è chiamato ad operare sia dal punto di vista storico-culturale, sia riguardo agli aspetti della cultura materiale e delle tecniche edificatorie, sottolineando il rapporto con l’ambiente romano di provenienza, dominato dalle grandi figure di Michelangelo e dei Sangallo. È un momento cruciale per Genova, che entra così a pieno titolo nella civiltà rinascimentale. Il volume contiene anche un resoconto molto accurato del complesso intervento di restauro, concluso nei primi mesi del 2018, che ha comportato una serie di capillari analisi diagnostiche e la risoluzione di una vasta gamma di problematiche strutturali, conservative, tecniche ed estetiche.

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Item Number: 148967
Title: Fashioning the New England Family
Author: Alexander, Kimberly S
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781936520138
Record created on 05/22/18
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Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were acquired alongside papers such as letters and diaries. Because of the different storage requirements for textiles and manuscripts, these survivors-many of them hundreds of years old-have largely been divorced from their familial ties. Fashioning the New England Family, an initiative encompassing a fall 2018 exhibition and this companion volume, reconnects the textiles with the associated stories carried in the family papers. Generously illustrated with full-color photographs of garments, fabrics, and accessories, including exquisite detail shots, the book creates a lasting overview of the exhibition but also delves into specific topics. The chapters cover a spam of more than three hundred years, tracing the history of New England clothing from the colonial seventeenth century, through the Revolutionary eighteenth century, and into the national nineteenth. In these pages, readers will find a fragment of Mayflower passenger Priscilla Mullins Alden’s dress; Governor John Leverett’s bloodstained buff coat, which saw battle in the English Civil War; and the luxurious Spitalfields green silk damask wedding dress and shoes that Rebecca Tailer Byles wore at her 1747 wedding in Boston. Across these examples and more, the text traces patterns of global production and local consumption and reuse, demonstrating how New Englanders used costume to establish their situation, especially in terms of class and gender, and also to express their political affiliations. Patriots and loyalists-Hancocks, Adamses, Dawses, and Olivers-make many appearances, as they are so well represented in the society's rich holdings. Manuscripts drawn from the collections-receipts, daybooks, account books, diaries-further amplify the historical insights, even at times making it possible to interpret the way in which a specific garment may have embodied one individual's sense of identity.

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Item Number: 148978
Title: Treasures Afoot : Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era
Author: Alexander, Kimberly S
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781421425849
Record created on 05/23/18
Available September 2018
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Description: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp., 99 color, 10 b&w illus.

Summary: In Treasures Afoot, Kimberly S. Alexander introduces readers to the history of the Georgian shoe. Presenting a series of stories that reveal how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the long eighteenth century, Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles. She explores the lives and letters of clever apprentices, skilled cordwainers, wealthy merchants, and elegant brides, taking readers on a colorful journey from bustling London streets into ship cargo holds, New England shops, and, ultimately, to the homes of eager consumers. We trek to the rugged Maine frontier in the 1740s, where an aspiring lady promenades in her London-made silk brocade pumps; sail to London in 1765 to listen in as Benjamin Franklin and John Hose caution Parliament on the catastrophic effects of British taxes on the shoe trade; move to Philadelphia in 1775 as John Hancock presides over the Second Continental Congress while still finding time to order shoes and stockings for his fiancée’s trousseau; and travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1789 to peer in on Sally Brewster Gerrish as she accompanies President George Washington to a dance wearing a brocaded silk buckle shoe featuring a cream ground and metallic threads. Interweaving biography and material culture with full-color photographs, this fascinating book raises a number of fresh questions about everyday life in early America: What did eighteenth-century British Americans value? How did they present themselves? And how did these fashionable shoes reveal their hopes and dreams? Examining shoes that have been preserved in local, regional, and national collections, Treasures Afoot demonstrates how footwear captures an important moment in American history while revealing a burgeoning American identity.

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Item Number: 147751
Title: RENATE ALLER : Mountain Interval
Author: Sultan, Terrie
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781942185383
Record created on 12/27/17
Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 36 x 26cm., hardcover, 164pp., 65 color images.

Summary: The latest project from New York–based photographer Renate Aller includes mountain peaks from six continents. These photographs were taken from locations as high as 22,500 feet (adjacent to Mount Everest) to the European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. The subject matter is monumental, yet the images connect the viewer in a way that is not overpowering. Similar to the sand dune images from Ocean | Desert, the artist engages us with these giants in all their detail, the veins and textures of the rocks in their constantly transient state. Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, using and presenting the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.

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Item Number: 148960
Title: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
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Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780714875668
Record created on 05/21/18
Available October 2018
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Description: London-New York: Phaidon, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 560pp. illus.

Summary: This is the only book to thoroughly document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions. Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life. From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid. .

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Item Number: 148946
Title: Rahmenbilder : Konfi gurationen der Verehrung im frühneuzeitlichen Italien
Author: Augart, Isabella
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783422074866
Record created on 05/19/18
Available December 2018
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Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 24cm., pbk., ca. 368pp., 10 color, 107 b&w illus.

Summary: Im Mittelpunkt der Studie stehen Entwicklung, Gestaltung und Funktion von Altargemälden mit eingebettetem Gnadenbild im Italien des 15. bis 17. Jahrhunderts. Vor allem für ältere Marienbilder schufen Künstler eigens Altarwerke als Rahmung, um die Wahrnehmung des Betrachters visuell und emotional zu lenken. Dieser Gattung des "Rahmenbildes" widmet sich die Autorin erstmalig systematisch. Ein Katalogteil zeigt nicht nur die weite Verbreitung der Werke in Oberund Mittelitalien, sondern auch die ikonographische und stilistische Kontinuität. Anhand ausgewählter Arbeiten von Künstlern wie Empoli, Santi di Tito oder Francesco Vanni erläutert der Band die Bildthemen, die Materialität und Medialität der mehrteiligen Gemälde und verankert das Rahmenbild innerhalb der Frömmigkeitspraktiken zur Zeit der Katholischen Reform. Unter Berücksichtigung zahlreicher Inventarbücher, Berichte von Kirchenbesuchen, historischer Abhandlungen und lokaler Guidenliteratur wird die Bedeutung der Rahmenbilder bei der Verehrung von Gnadenbildern anschaulich. (Italienische Forschungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut, I Mandorli, 25)

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Item Number: 147409
Title: Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire : State, Church, and Society, 1604-1830
Author: Bailey, Gauvin Alexander
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780773553149
Record created on 11/26/17
Description: Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 696pp., 287 images.

Series: Spanning from the West African coast to the Canadian prairies and south to Louisiana, the Caribbean, and Guiana, France’s Atlantic empire was one of the largest political entities in the Western Hemisphere. Yet despite France's status as a nation at the forefront of architecture and the structures and designs from this period that still remain, its colonial building program has never been considered on a hemispheric scale. Drawing from hundreds of plans, drawings, photographic field surveys, and extensive archival sources, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire focuses on the French state’s and the Catholic Church’s ideals and motivations for their urban and architectural projects in the Americas. In vibrant detail, Gauvin Alexander Bailey recreates a world that has been largely destroyed by wars, natural disasters, and fires - from Cap-François (now Cap-Haïtien), which once boasted palaces in the styles of Louis XV and formal gardens patterned after Versailles, to failed utopian cities like Kourou in Guiana. Vividly illustrated with examples of grand buildings, churches, and gardens, as well as simple houses and cottages, this volume also brings to life the architects who built these structures, not only French military engineers and white civilian builders, but also the free people of colour and slaves who contributed so much to the tropical colonies.

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Item Number: 148845
Title: Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art
Author: Bajac, Quentin
Price: $175.00
ISBN: 9780870709074
Record created on 05/02/18
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 299pp., 125 color, 150 b&w illus

Summary: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art holds a special place in the hearts of many, whether artists or museumgoers, New Yorkers or visitors from around the world. It is a respite from the crowds and skyscrapers that surround it, as well as a place to commune with major works of modern and contemporary art. Through essays and archival images, this lavishly illustrated volume pays tribute to the Sculpture Garden's beauty and remarkable history over the past eighty years. Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art features the sculptures that have become synonymous with the space, Philip Johnson's elegant and enduring design, and the Garden's diverse array of activities and events. From its inception in 1939, the Sculpture Garden-which launched the very concept of the garden as outdoor gallery for changing installations- has hosted exhibitions of sculpture by Alexander Calder, structures by Buckminster Fuller and Marcel Breuer, performances by Yayoi Kusama, and served as an important venue for music, dance, social gatherings and even protest. Along with offering a behind-the-scenes history, this unique publication debuts a portfolio of images of the Sculpture Garden by eight prominent contemporary artists and photographers: Richard Pare, Candida Hofer, Tina Barney, Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Vera Lutter and Hiroshi Sugimoto. These projects demonstrate that while the outdoor gallery is constantly changing with the seasons, new programming, and rotations of art on display, it continues to be an inspiration to artists and the broader public alike.

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Item Number: 149011
Title: Shape of Light : 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Author: Baker, Simon ; Emmanuelle De L’Ecotais (eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781942884316
Record created on 05/25/18
Available August 2018
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Description: New York: DAP/Tate, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 224pp., 180 color illus. Exhibition held at Tate Modern, London.

Summary: Shape of Light tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art from the early 20th century to the present day, looking at historic works in a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to montage and kinetic installations. Beginning with the works of cubism and vorticism, it then highlights the key contributions of Bauhaus, constructivist and surrealist artists of the 1920s and 1930s. From there it proceeds to the "subjective photography" of the 1940s and 1950s, exploring the global scope of this movement through works by artists from Latin America and Asia, before considering the impact of photography on abstract expressionism, op art and minimalism in Europe and the US. From Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz to major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, and culminating in extraordinary new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, Shape of Light brings to life the innovations of photographers over this period, showing how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.

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Item Number: 149000
Title: Der Sündenfall im werk von HANS BALDUNG GRIEN : Ikonographie und Kontext
Author: Carrasco, Julia
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783731906407
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: PetersBerg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, ca. 256pp., 129 illus.

Summary: Der Sündenfall entwickelte sich um 1500 zu einem höchst populären Thema der nordalpinen Kunst, das neben heilsgeschichtlichen und moralischen zunehmend auch künstlerischgestalterische und ästhetisch-sinnliche Fragestellungen aufwarf. Diese Vielfalt spiegelt sich exemplarisch im Werk Hans Baldung Griens wider, der zu den bedeutendsten, wenngleich weniger bekannten altdeutschen Künstlern zählt. Medial divers und über das gesamte Schaffen verteilt, kommt Baldungs oftmals originellen Formulierungen des Sujets eine repräsentative Stellung innerhalb des Oeuvres zu. Demgegenüber haben die Werke in der Forschung bislang eine überwiegend selektive, werkimmanente und psychologisierende Deutung erfahren. Die Publikation bietet erstmals eine vollständige Analyse des gesamten Werkkomplexes, die verbunden mit einer Rekonstruktion der kunst- und kulturhistorischen Perspektive ein historisch angemessenes Verständnis der Werke im Kontext ihrer Zeit eröffnet. Neben der Einbettung der Werke in das Künstleroeuvre und die zeitgenössische Kunstproduktion steht hierbei die Untersuchung medialer und funktionaler Aspekte, theologischer und sozialgeschichtlicher Gesichtspunkte und kommerzieller Fragestellungen im Vordergrund.

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Item Number: 148949
Title: Berlin der Kaiserzeit : Architektur 1871 bis 1918
Author: Barth, Matthias
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9783731907190
Record created on 05/21/18
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 336pp., 395 illus., most in color.

Summary: Selbst Architekturkenner dürften verblüfft sein über die Vielzahl an kaiserzeitlichen Bauten in Berlin. Trotz Kriegszerstörungen und Modernisierungsfuror der Nachkriegszeit ist der Fundus in Quantität und Qualität so groß, dass sich der Fotograf und Autor dieses umfangreichen und in seiner Art einzigartigen Bandes auf eine repräsentative Auswahl beschränken musste. Berlin erlebte als preußische Hauptstadt und Reichshauptstadt seit 1871 in allen Bereichen einen ungeheuren Aufschwung und wurde zu einer Metropole von Weltgeltung. Bis zum Ende der Monarchie 1918 entstand eine Fülle an Gebäuden, bei denen Bedarf und Repräsentationsbedürfnis vielfach eine glückliche Verbindung eingingen. Von Villen und Mietshäusern über Theater und Schulen bis hin zu Kirchen und Rathäusern, Gerichtsgebäuden und Industriebauten sind alle Bauaufgaben vertreten. In den letzten Jahrzehnten vielfach gering geschätzt und als überladen, eklektizistisch oder geschmacklos geschmäht, erfreuen sich die kaiserzeitlichen Bauten heute differenzierterer Wahrnehmung und neuer Wertschätzung. Die Architekten jener Jahrzehnte haben bei aller Orientierung an historischen Stilen und dekorativen Fülle eigenständige und funktionale Lösungen gefunden. Technisch waren die Bauten auf der Höhe der Zeit, was sich nicht zuletzt darin zeigt, dass sie noch heute häufig im ursprünglichen Sinne genutzt werden. Dieser Bildband versteht sich als breit angelegte und aktuelle Dokumentation der kaiserzeitlichen Architektur in Berlin sowie als Anregung, sich den Leistungen dieser Epoche unvoreingenommen zu nähern. Knapp 400 eigens für diesen Band aufgenommene Farbbilder führen auf überwältigende Weise vor Augen, was Berlin in dieser Hinsicht zu bieten hat

Contents: Architektur der Kaiserzeit ; Regierungs- und Verwaltungsgebäude ; Gerichtsgebäude ; Rathäuser ; Bauten für Bildung und Wissenschaft ; Verkehrs- und Infrastrukturbauten ; Krankenhäuser ; Gewerbe- und Industriearchitektur ; Wohnungsbau ; Villenarchitektur ; Sakralbauten ; Bauten für Freizeit und Erholung ; Museumsbauten ; Denkmäler ; Adressenliste ; Literaturauswahl ; Architekten- und Künstlerregister.

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Item Number: 148980
Title: A Companion to Medieval Toledo : Reconsidering the Canons
Author: Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine ; Jason Busic (eds)
Price: $160.00
ISBN: 9789004379312
Record created on 05/24/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Reconsidering the Canons explores the limits of “Convivencia” through new and problematized readings of material familiar to specialists and offers a thoughtful initiation for the non-specialist into the historical, cultural, and religious complexity of the iconic city of Toledo. The volume seeks to understand the history and cultural heritage of the city as a result of fluctuating coexistence. Divided into three themed sections,- the essays consider additional material, new transcriptions, and perspectives that contribute to more nuanced understandings of traditional texts or events. The volume places this cultural history and these new readings into current scholarly debates and invites its readers to do the same. (Brill's Companions to European History, 16)

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Item Number: 147684
Title: Arms and the Woman : Classical Tradition and Women Writers in the Venetian Renaissance
Author: Behr, Francesca D'Alessandro
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9780814213711
Record created on 12/19/17
Description: Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 292pp.

Summary: Arms and the Woman: Classical Tradition and Women Writers in the Venetian Renaissance by Francesca D’Alessandro Behr focuses on the classical reception in the works of female authors active in Venice during the Early Modern Age. Even in this relatively liberal city, women had restricted access to education and were subject to deep-seated cultural prejudices, but those who read and wrote were able, in part, to overcome those limitations. In this study, Behr explores the work of Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella and demonstrates how they used knowledge of texts by Virgil, Ovid, and Aristotle to systematically reanalyze the biased patterns apparent both in the romance epic genre and contemporary society. Whereas these classical texts were normally used to bolster the belief in female inferiority and the status quo, Fonte and Marinella used them to envision societies structured according to new, egalitarian ethics. Reflecting on the humanist representation of virtue, Fonte and Marinella insisted on the importance of peace, mercy, and education for women. These authors took up the theme of the equality of genders and participated in the Renaissance querelle des femmes, promoting women’s capabilities and nature.

Contents: Part I. Female Fighters, On Women, War, and Pietas - Lady Knights and Pietas - Women and Compassion. Part II. Lovers at War: Virgil, Ovid, and Resistance - Epic and Elegy - Love and Lamentation. Part III. Women in the Garden: Enchantresses Erina and Circetta - Ancient and Modern Prototypes - Away from the City - Fonte's Enchantress and Beyond. (Classical Memories/Modern Identities)

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Item Number: 149003
Title: Das Auge reist mit G.B. BEINASCHI zwischen Rom und Neapel
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ISBN: 9783731907497
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, ca. 320pp., 310 illus. Exhibition held at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

Summary: Nördlich der Alpen gilt Giovanni Battista Beinaschi (um 1634- 1688) noch als Geheimtipp, in Rom und Neapel wird der Künstler schon lange als virtuoser Maler gefeiert. Im Piemont geboren, ging Beinaschi früh nach Rom. Dort, und ab 1663 auch in Neapel, schmückte er zahlreiche Kirchen und schuf Gemälde für private Auftraggeber. Er überzeugt aber vor allem durch seine ausdrucksstarken Zeichnungen, mit denen er seine Ideen umsetzt. Auf grossformatigen Blättern vermitteln sein meisterhaftes Spiel mit Licht und Schatten, perspektivischen Verkürzungen und einer dynamischen Linienführung die Stimmung tiefsten Leidens, aber auch jene Überschwänglichkeit höchster Sinnenfreude, welche die Epoche des Barock zwischen Rom und Neapel so unverwechselbar macht. Erstmals sind in Düsseldorf etwa 70 dieser bislang unbekannten Zeichnungen aus dem Bestand der historischen Akademiesammlung zu sehen. Die Dauerleihgabe im Museum Kunstpalast bewahrt weltweit die umfangreichste Sammlung des Künstlers. Es erscheint ein reich bebilderter Bestandskatalog.

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Item Number: 148959
Title: LARRY BELL
Author: Clark, Robin
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780847863402
Record created on 05/21/18
Available October 2018
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Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: The first major monograph ever published on the career of Larry Bell, iconic American artist and one of the stars to have emerged from the Light and Space movement in California in the 1960s. Creatively presented in two distinct halves that reflect his dual interest in two- and three-dimensional forms - the first collecting his works on paper, printed on a heavily textured uncoated stock, and the second collecting his glass and metal sculptures, printed in a high-gloss finish - the book itself aims to reflect Bell's close attention to materials. In each medium, Bell's work reflects a lifelong enthusiasm for the physical properties of light and the materials it hits, and an equally tangible passion for playing with those properties with an almost childlike reverence and a spontaneity that belies or even defies his understanding of every process. From his earliest monochrome paintings in the 1950s to the glass cubes and standing glass-panel sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s, to his experimentation with vapor drawings in the 1980s and his most recent 'mirage works' and 'light knot' sculptures, Bell's career reads as one long and beautiful experiment in the properties of light on surface, and the relationship of surface to space. With an essay by Robin Clark and an interview conducted by Cliff Lauson--and drawing on rarely published writings by the artist himself--this is the definitive survey of Larry Bell's career.

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Item Number: 148225
Title: BELLINI | MANTEGNA : Masterpieces face-to-face : The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
Author: Blass-Simmen, Brigit ; Neville Rowley ; Giovanni C.F. Villa
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788836639557
Record created on 02/28/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 144pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia. English text

Summary: Giovanni Bellini, ‘one of the great Italian poets’ in the words of Roberto Longhi, and Andrea Mantegna, he who ‘sculpted [the image] alive and real in his painting’ in the sonnet by Ulisse degli Aleotti, were two giants in the history of Western art – extremely distant in character, certainly, yet connected by deep family ties. Nicolosia – Jacopo Bellini’s daughter and thus half-sister to Giovanni – married Mantegna in 1453. This marriage engendered one of the most fascinating pictorial dialogues of the Quattrocento, as they both developed the motif of The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. A pair of works exhibited side-by-side for the very first time, half a millennium after they were painted. An extraordinary event narrated down to the last detail in this volume, through a riveting analysis of the paintings themselves and of the relationship between the two artists.

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Item Number: 147594
Title: ALBERT BIERSTADT : Witness to a Changing West
Author: Hassrick, Peter H
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780806160047
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., 173 color illus.

Summary: As one of America’s most prominent nineteenth-century painters, Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) is justly renowned for his majestic paintings of the western landscape. Yet Bierstadt was also a painter of history, and his figurative works, replete with images of Plains Indians and the American bison, are an important part of his legacy as well. This splendid full-color volume highlights his achievements in chronicling a rapidly changing American West. Born in Germany, Bierstadt rose to prominence as an American artist in the late 1850s and enjoyed decades of critical success. His paintings propelled him to the forefront of the American art scene, but they also met with reproach from his peers and critics in the press who viewed his painting style as outmoded. Bierstadt’s star would rise again, however, when modern art historians began to reconsider his complex oeuvre. This volume takes a major step in reappraising Bierstadt’s contributions by reexamining the artist through a new lens. It shows how Bierstadt conveyed moral messages through his paintings, striving to preserve the dignity of Native peoples and call attention to the tragic slaughter of the American bison. More broadly, the book reconsiders the artist’s engagement with contemporary political and social debates surrounding wildlife conservation in America, the creation and perpetuation of national parks, and the prospects for the West’s indigenous peoples. Bierstadt’s final history paintings, especially his dual masterworks titled The Last of the Buffalo—a special focus of this volume—stand out as elegiac odes to an earlier era, giving voice to concerns about the intertwined fates of Native peoples and endangered wildlife in the West. Along with its rich sampling of Bierstadt’s diverse artwork, Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West features informative essays by noted curators, scholars of art history, and historians of the American West. (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West, 30)

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Item Number: 145991
Title: Hic Iacet Regina : Form und Funktion figürlicher Königinnengrabmäler von 1200 bis 1450
Author: Blaser-Meier, Susanna
Price: $77.50
ISBN: 9783731904397
Record created on 06/14/17
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 304pp., 90 color, 81 b&w illus.

Summary: Als im Jahr 1204 eine der schillerndsten Frauenfiguren des Mittelalters, Eleonore von Aquitanien, einst Königin von England und vormals von Frankreich, verstarb, erhielt sie als früheste bekannte mittelalterliche Königin ein Grabmal mit einer lebensgroßen Liegefigur. Sie wurde damit zu einer Vorreiterin für einen Grabmalstyp, der großen Erfolg haben sollte. Bis zur Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts wurden in den mittel- und westeuropäischen Königreichen die Grabstätten von mindestens 90 Königinnen mit figürlich gestalteten Grabmälern ausgezeichnet. Diese zum Teil erhaltenen sowie in Bild- oder Schriftquellen überlieferten Monumente wurden in der vorliegenden Studie erstmals in ihrer Gesamtheit in einem Katalog zusammengetragen und ausführlich dokumentiert. Die vergleichende Untersuchung stellt im ersten Teil die Frage nach den formalen und materialikonologischen Gestaltungsprinzipien, ergänzt um kostüm- und schmuckgeschichtliche Aspekte der dargestellten Liegefiguren, in den Vordergrund. In einem zweiten Teil wird die Funktion derartiger Grabanlagen beleuchtet und vor dem Hintergrund der jeweiligen Auftraggeberschaft analysiert .

Contents: Teil A: Form - Formale Typologie - Versuch einer Klassifizierung und Terminologie - Ikonologie des Materials - Strategien der Individualisierung - Die Ikonographie des Schmucks. Teil B: Funktion - Die Bedeutung der Stifter - Kaiser und Könige als Auftraggeber - Königinnengrabmäler mit unbekannten Stiftern - Eine Annäherung - Mütter und Heilige - Die Inszenierung der Nachkommen bei den Anjou - Promotion von Heiligkeit - Die Funktion von Mehrfachgrablegen im Rahmen der Jenseitsvorsorge - Definition - Die Mehrfachgrablegen der französischen Königinnen - Die Herz- und Eingeweidegrablegen der französischen Königinnen. Schlussebetrachtungen - Grabmal und Gender Teil C: Katalog.

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Item Number: 146938
Title: Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City
Author: Bogart, Michele H
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 9781780239224
Record created on 10/11/17
Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 256pp., 80 illus.

Summary: Public sculpture is a major draw in today’s cities, and nowhere is this more the case than in New York. In the Big Apple, urban art has become synonymous with the municipal “brand,” highlighting the metropolis as vibrant, creative, tolerant, orderly, and above all, safe. Sculpture in Gotham tells the story of how the City of New York came to be committed to public art patronage beginning in the mid-1960s. In that era of political turbulence, cultural activists and city officials for a time shifted away from traditional monuments, joining forces to sponsor ambitious sculptural projects as an instrument for urban revitalization. Focusing on specific people, agencies and organizations, and both temporary and permanent projects from the 1960s forward, Michele H. Bogart reveals the changing forms and meanings of municipal public art. Sculpture in Gotham illustrates how such shifts came about at a time when art theories and styles were morphing markedly, and when municipalities were reeling from racial unrest, economic decline, and countercultural challenges—to culture as well as the state. While sculptural installations on New York City property took time and were not without controversy, Gotham’s processes and policies produced notable results, providing precedents and lessons for cities the world over.

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Item Number: 147578
Title: BOLTANSKI : Souls | From place to place
Author: Eccher, Danilo
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788836637645
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 120 illus. Exhibition held at MAMbo, Bologna. English edition.

Summary: This volume travels through the most important moments and crossroads in the lifetime and career of Christian Boltanski, which have led him into reflecting upon the outcome of some historical events during the twentieth century and on the need to reconsider appropriate representation methods. History, histories and the statute of the image are the fulcrum of the conversation being proposed. In particular, this conversation deals with some fundamental themes: the difference between collective memory, recollection and oblivion; relations between the individual and the crowd; the entity of absence, intended as proof of a destroyed presence, but also as device for the reactivation of memory; the incidence of an isolated glance, that of the observer, upon whose primacy the history of western art has constructed its foundations.

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Item Number: 148992
Title: BARBARA BOSWORTH : The Heavens
Author: Kelley, Margot Anne (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781942185406
Record created on 05/24/18
Available September 2018
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Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 200pp., 60 images.

Summary: A follow-up to her successful 2015 book The Meadow, this project focuses on Boston-based photographer Barbara Bosworth’s (born 1953) images of the moon, sun and sky. Made over the past several years with an 8×10 camera, the star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to her camera. Speaking of her inspiration for these images, Bosworth writes: “Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky.” The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist’s books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo’s 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.

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Item Number: 146737
Title: The Power of Images: Siena, 1338
Author: Boucheron, Patrick ; Andrew Brown (trans)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9781509512898
Record created on 09/14/17
Description: Oxford: Polity Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 204pp. illus. American edition, orig. pub. Paris 2013.

Summary: Where can the danger be lurking? Two soldiers are huddled together, one gazing up at the sky, the other darting a sideward glance. They derive a tacit reassurance from their weapons, but they are both in their different ways alone and scared. They were painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, and they seem symptomatic of a state of emergency: the year was 1338, and the spectre of the signoria, of rule by one man, was abroad in the city, undermining the very idea of the common good. In this book, distinguished historian Patrick Boucheron uncovers the rich social and political dimensions of the iconic ‘Fresco of Good Government’. He guides the reader through Lorenzetti’s divided city, where peaceful prosperity and leisure sit alongside the ever-present threats of violence, war and despotism. Lorenzetti’s painting reminds us crucially that good government is not founded on the wisdom of principled or virtuous rulers. Rather, good government lies in the visible and tangible effects it has on the lives of its citizens. By subjecting it to scrutiny, we may, at least for a while, be able to hold at bay the dark seductions of tyranny. From fourteenth-century Siena to the present, The Power of Images shows the latent dangers to democracy when our perceptions of the common good are distorted and undermined. It will appeal to students and scholars in art history, politics and the humanities, as well as to anyone interested in the nature of power.

Contents: 1. 'I thought of these images, painted for you'. 2. Nachleben. The watchful shadows. 3. The Nine. 4. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, famosissimo e singularissimo maestro. 5. On each side: allegory, realism, resemblances. 6. Esto visibile parlare: the walls speak to us. 7. Guernica in the lands of Siena. 8. The seductions of tyranny (what the image conceals). 9. Concord with its cords. 10. With the common good as lord. 11. What peace sees: narratives of spaces and talking bodies. 12. Well, now you can dance. Epilogue: Vanishing point. Appendices - The fresco of the Dala della Pace: silhouettes, inscriptions, identifications - Inscriptions in the vernacular: transcription, edition and translation.

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Item Number: 146738
Title: The Power of Images: Siena, 1338
Author: Boucheron, Patrick ; Andrew Brown (trans)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9781509512904
Record created on 09/14/17
Description: Oxford: Polity Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 204pp. illus. American edition, orig. pub. Paris 2013.

Summary: Where can the danger be lurking? Two soldiers are huddled together, one gazing up at the sky, the other darting a sideward glance. They derive a tacit reassurance from their weapons, but they are both in their different ways alone and scared. They were painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, and they seem symptomatic of a state of emergency: the year was 1338, and the spectre of the signoria, of rule by one man, was abroad in the city, undermining the very idea of the common good. In this book, distinguished historian Patrick Boucheron uncovers the rich social and political dimensions of the iconic ‘Fresco of Good Government’. He guides the reader through Lorenzetti’s divided city, where peaceful prosperity and leisure sit alongside the ever-present threats of violence, war and despotism. Lorenzetti’s painting reminds us crucially that good government is not founded on the wisdom of principled or virtuous rulers. Rather, good government lies in the visible and tangible effects it has on the lives of its citizens. By subjecting it to scrutiny, we may, at least for a while, be able to hold at bay the dark seductions of tyranny. From fourteenth-century Siena to the present, The Power of Images shows the latent dangers to democracy when our perceptions of the common good are distorted and undermined. It will appeal to students and scholars in art history, politics and the humanities, as well as to anyone interested in the nature of power.

Contents: 1. 'I thought of these images, painted for you'. 2. Nachleben. The watchful shadows. 3. The Nine. 4. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, famosissimo e singularissimo maestro. 5. On each side: allegory, realism, resemblances. 6. Esto visibile parlare: the walls speak to us. 7. Guernica in the lands of Siena. 8. The seductions of tyranny (what the image conceals). 9. Concord with its cords. 10. With the common good as lord. 11. What peace sees: narratives of spaces and talking bodies. 12. Well, now you can dance. Epilogue: Vanishing point. Appendices - The fresco of the Dala della Pace: silhouettes, inscriptions, identifications - Inscriptions in the vernacular: transcription, edition and translation.

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Item Number: 149016
Title: LOUISE BOURGEOIS : To Unravel a Torment
Author: Rales, Emily Wei ; Ali Nemerov (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780999802915
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 95 color illus.

Summary: Celebrated for her singular contributions to 20th-century sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, installation and writing, French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois' (1911-2010) explorations of the human condition originated from her own lived experience. "My goal is to relive a past emotion," Bourgeois explained. "My art is an exorcism." Psychologically, emotionally and often sexually charged, Bourgeois' works intermingle the abstract and corporeal, the voluptuous and the distressing, to striking effect. Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment accompanies the first exhibition of the artist's work at Glenstone Museum, and features more than 30 major works drawn from the museum's collection. From her early wooden Personages to her large hanging sculptures, from suites of drawings and prints to textile works and her immersive Cells, To Unravel a Torment surveys Bourgeois' career through selected examples from her enormous body of work. Bourgeois was also a prolific writer, matching her sculptural language with reams of psychoanalytic musings on repression, symbolism and material. To Unravel a Torment also brings together never-before-published diary entries by the artist, annotated by Bourgeois scholar Philip Larratt-Smith, a contribution by art historian Briony Fer and an introduction by Emily Wei Rales, founder and director of Glenstone Museum.

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Item Number: 147201
Title: Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of A Royal Palace
Author: Brindle, Steven (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781909741249
Record created on 11/01/17
Description: London: Royal Collection Trust, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 560pp., 600 color illus.

Summary: When we envision the British monarchy, one of the first things that comes to mind is Buckingham Palace, with its gilded gates and changing of the guard. But it is Windsor Castle that can claim pride of place as the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, dating to the earliest days of the monarchy, a symbol of strength and magnificence over a nearly thousand-year history of sieges and soirées alike. Witness to both great moments in the country’s history and those that threatened to destroy it, the castle has become a symbol of English culture—and architecture. Throughout England’s history, Windsor Castle has stood fast and evolved, much like the monarchy that inhabits it to this day. The magisterial Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace illuminates the castle’s past using evidence from archaeological investigation and documentary sources, and is illustrated with paintings, drawings, and both historical and specially commissioned contemporary photographs, as well as stunning reconstructions of the castle’s past appearance which bring this essential piece of English history to life.

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Item Number: 149019
Title: Oceania
Author: Brunt, Peter (et al)
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781910350492
Record created on 05/25/18
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp., 300 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and they went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and eloquently sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences.

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Item Number: 148984
Title: The Last Agora: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center-Athens
Author: Bucci, Federico ; Lorenzo Ciccarelli
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788891817051
Record created on 05/24/18
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Description: Milan: Electa, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 176pp. illus.

Summary: A complete overview of one of the most ambitious urban projects by Italian architect Renzo Piano; a unique volume for all who are interested in architecture and urban landscape. This volume is a close analysis of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the revolutionary $600 million project designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the city of Athens for the construction of the National Library, Opera House, and a public park set in grounds covering 170,000 square meters. A truly urban design dedicated to the citizens of Athens that marks the recovery and revitalization of a derelict site on the edge of the inner city. A downloadable app for Apple and Android provides access to additional multimedia content, including virtual tours, drone videos, and photo galleries.

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Item Number: 147658
Title: Transnational Frontiers : The American West in France
Author: Burns, Emily C
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780806160030
Record created on 12/17/17
Description: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp. illus.

Summary: When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show traveled to Paris in 1889, the New York Times reported that the exhibition would be “managed to suit French ideas.” But where had those “French ideas” of the American West come from? And how had they, in turn, shaped the notions of “cowboys and Indians” that captivated the French imagination during the Gilded Age? In Transnational Frontiers, Emily C. Burns maps the complex fin-de-siècle cultural exchanges that revealed, defined, and altered images of the American West. This lavishly illustrated visual history shows how American artists, writers, and tourists traveling to France exported the dominant frontier narrative that presupposed manifest destiny—and how Native American performers with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and other traveling groups challenged that view. Many French artists and illustrators plied this imagery as well. At the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, sculptures of American cowboys conjured a dynamic and adventurous West, while portraits of American Indians on vases evoked an indigenous people frozen in primitivity. At the same time, representations of Lakota performers, as well as the performers themselves, deftly negotiated the politics of American Indian assimilation and sought alternative spaces abroad. For French artists and enthusiasts, the West served as a fulcrum for the construction of an American cultural identity, offering a chance to debate ideas of primitivism and masculinity that bolstered their own colonialist discourses. By examining this process, Burns reveals the interconnections between American western art and Franco-American artistic exchange between 1865 and 1915. (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West, 29)

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Item Number: 148961
Title: Stewards of Memory : The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Author: Cadou, Carol Borchert (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780813941516
Record created on 05/21/18
Available October 2018
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Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and organization to endure as a historic site and house. This book provides a window into the broad scope of preservation work undertaken at Mount Vernon over the course of more than 160 years and places this work within the context of America’s regional and national preservation efforts. It was at Mount Vernon, beginning with efforts in 1853, that the American tradition of historic preservation truly took hold. As the nation’s oldest historic house museum, Mount Vernon offers a unique opportunity to chronicle preservation challenges and successes over time as well as to forecast those of the future. Stewards of Memory features essays by senior scholars who helped define American historic preservation in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Carl R. Lounsbury, George W. McDaniel, and Carter L. Hudgins. Their contributions - complemented by those of Scott E. Casper, Lydia Mattice Brandt, and Mount Vernon’s own preservation scholars - offer insights into the changing nature of the field. The multifaceted story told here will be invaluable to students of historic preservation, historic site professionals, specialists in the preservation field, and any reader with an interest in American historic preservation and Mount Vernon.

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Item Number: 148962
Title: Stewards of Memory : The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Author: Cadou, Carol Borchert (ed)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780813941523
Record created on 05/21/18
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Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk, 256pp. illus.
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Item Number: 146490
Title: CANOVA's George Washington
Author: Salomon, Xavier F. (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781911282174
Record created on 08/14/17
Description: London: Giles, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 190pp., 92 color illus. Exhibition held at The Frick Collection, New York

Summary: In 1816, the North Carolina State House in Raleigh commissioned a full-length statue of George Washington to stand in the hall of the State Senate. Thomas Jefferson, believing that no American sculptor was up to the task, recommended Antonio Canova (1757–1822), then one of Europe’s most celebrated artists. The first and only work Canova created for America, the statue depicted the nation’s first president in ancient Roman garb, per Jefferson’s urging, drafting his farewell address to the states. It was unveiled to great acclaim in 1821, and people traveled from far and wide to see it. Tragically, only a decade later, a fire swept through the State House, reducing the statue to just a few charred fragments. Canova’s George Washington examines the history of the artist’s lost masterpiece, probably the least well known of his public monuments. It brings together for the first time Canova’s full-sized preparatory plaster model (which has never left Italy), four preparatory sketches for the sculpture, and related engravings and drawings. The exhibition also includes Thomas Lawrence’s 1816 oil portrait of Canova, which, like the model and several sketches, will be on loan from the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno, Italy, the birthplace of the artist. The exhibition is organized by Xavier F. Salomon, The Frick Collection’s Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, in collaboration with Mario Guderzo, Director of the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, the Venice International Foundation, and Friends of Venice Italy Inc. Following its presentation at the Frick, the exhibition will be shown in Italy at the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno in the fall of 2018.

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Item Number: 148954
Title: Utrecht, CARAVAGGGIO, and Europe
Author: Ebert, Bernd ; Liesbeth M. Helmus (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783777431338
Record created on 05/21/18
Available December 2018 (cover display is German edition)
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Description: Munich: Hirmer, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 300pp., 270 color illus. Exhibition held at Centraal Museum, Utrecht (then to Alte Pinakothek, Munich). English edition.

Summary: At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Young painters from across Europe made their way to the Eternal City, where - so the rumour went - the painter Caravaggio had caused a revolution. A new realism in the art of painting, unparalleled drama, grand gestures and mysteries of light: everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Among them were the Utrecht painters Dirck van Baburen, Hendrick ter Brugghen and Gerard van Honthorst. During the heyday of European Caravaggism, between 1600-1630, some 2700 artists were listed in Rome, of which 572 were foreigners. They all visited the same churches and viewed the same collections. They conversed with each other, and of course they painted! And they painted the same themes, used the same sources of inspiration, but the works they produced were nonetheless very different. Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe examines precisely these differences between the European followers of Caravaggio. By presenting the works on the basis of themes, it is immediately evident how each artist remained rooted in his own cultural background. Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe brings the Rome of 1600 to 1630 to Utrecht. Presenting seventy masterpieces, this exhibition is the first to display the Utrecht Caravaggists alongside their European counterparts: the Italian painters Caravaggio, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Cecco da Caravaggio, Giovanni Antonio Galli (Lo Spadarino), Giovanni Serodine, Orazio Borgianni and Orazio Gentileschi, the Spaniard Jusepe de Ribera, the French Nicolas Régnier, Nicolas Tournier, Simon Vouet and Valentin de Boulogne, and the Flemish Gerard Seghers and Theodoor Rombouts. The exhibition comprises over sixty loan pieces, from museum and private collections across Europe and the United States, including the Vatican Museums, the Louvre (Paris), the Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence), the National Gallery of Art of London and the National Gallery of Art of Washington DC, but also from churches in Rome. The paintings by the Utrecht Caravaggists are so recognisably Dutch, because they took Caravaggio's realism one step further. Baburen and Ter Brugghen also painted the ugly sides of reality: monstrous noses, rotten teeth, dirty fingernails. Ter Brugghen even has the questionable honour of having painted the ugliest but also the most realistic baby in seventeenth century art. Gerard van Honthorst was very successful in Rome. Honthorst's invention of illuminating his scenes from a hidden, indirect source of light became so famous that he was nicknamed 'Gherardo delle Notti': Gerard of the Nights. Just like Dirck van Baburen, he received important commissions for altar pieces, and works by both artists were purchased by important collectors such as Cardinal Giustiniani, who was also a patron of Caravaggio. Their paintings were hung in the halls of his palazzo, next to those of the Italian, Flemish, French and Spanish painters. The exhibitions follows the three Utrecht artists on their Roman adventure, demonstrates how this affected their work, and displays their most accomplished pieces.

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Item Number: 148943
Title: La "Galleria" di Palazzo in Età Barocca dall'Europa al Regno di Napoli
Author: Cazzato, Vincenzo (ed)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788867661985
Record created on 05/19/18
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Description: Galatina: Congedo, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 280pp. illus.

Contents: M. Leone, "Gallerie" letterarie fra Rinascimento e Barocco ; R. Antonioli, Sulle orme di Orlando: il firmamento nell'orologio ; D. Caracciolo, Il mondo in Galleria. Artifici prospettici e retorica della meraviglia nelle fabbriche barocche ; D. Castaldo, Temi musicali nelle "Imagini" di Filostrato Maggiore ; M. Fagiolo, La concezione museale delle facciate di palazzo a Roma: dalle pitture illusive alle gallerie di sculture come immagine di potere all'antica ; F. del Sole, L'Entwurff di J.B. Fischer von Erlach: una Galleria di pezzi d'eccezione ; R. De Giorgi, "Ritorno al futuro": salon contre galerie? François Lemoyne a Versailles ; A. Zezza, Alle origini della "Galeria": la collezione di Matteo Di Capua principe di Conca ; E. Fumagalli, Note sulla decorazione delle Gallerie napoletane fra Sei e Settecento ; S. Piazza, Dalla quadreria alla cineseria: lo sviluppo della Galleria di palazzo nella Sicilia del Seicento e Settecento ; M. Marafon Pecoraro, La Galleria e il "camerone" nelle dimore aristocratiche del XVIII secolo a Palermo. Fasto e ostentazione nell'appartamento da parata del principe ; R. Lattuada, Le collezioni d'arte dei palazzi degli Orsini tra Solofra, Gravina, Napoli e Roma ; R. Torlontano, La decorazione celebrativa in Abruzzo in età barocca: gli affreschi di palazzo Branconio a L'Aquila ; M. Panarello, Ricercando gli spazi perduti: tracce di ambienti e collezioni in Calabria ; F. Lofano, Ascesa sociale e costruzione dell'immagine. Il palazzo, le gallerie e le scelte artistiche di Niccolò Fraggianni a Barletta ; V. Basile, Glorie e fasti di Michele Imperiale. Quadrerie, librerie e teatri del principe tra Francavilla e Napoli ; V. Cazzato, La concezione museale di facciate, atri e cortili di palazzo nel Salento ; D. De Lorenzis, "Metamorphoseon" in Galleria: la celebrazione di un'alleanza "d'Amore" tra mito e rappresentazione ; M. Cazzato, La Galleria nei palazzi vescovili di Terra d'Otranto ; A.M. Monaco, L'oroscopo delle nozze dei marchesi nel salone astrologico dei Castromediano di Lymburgh a Cavallino di Lecce: proposte iconologiche, aspetti iconografici e documenti inediti ; F. Cannella, Simboli musicali e metafore del potere alla periferia del Viceregno: alcune riflessioni a proposito della Galleria Castromediano-Lymburgh di Cavallino ; R. Casciaro, Carlo D'Aprile dentro e fuori dal Palazzo Ducale di Cavallino ; V. Valzano / F. Negro, La Galleria di palazzo Castromediano: ricostruzione tridimensionale e rappresentazione virtuale ; G. Rossi, Il rilievo architettonico della Galleria del palazzo Castromediano a Cavallino.

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Item Number: 147066
Title: CHRISTO and Jeanne-claude: Urban Projects
Author: Koddenberg, Matthias ; Laure Martin-Poulet
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781942884255
Record created on 10/18/17
Description: Dortmund: Kettler, DAP, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 216pp. illus. English text.
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Item Number: 148950
Title: Come in un Rebus : CORREGGIO e la Camera di San Paolo
Author: Fadda, Elisabetta
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788822265821
Record created on 05/21/18
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Description: Firenze: Olschki, 2018. 32cm., pbk., 596pp., 715 illus.

Summary: Di fronte a una immagine che non conosciamo diciamo che è un enigma. È il caso della Camera di San Paolo dipinta a Parma da Antonio Allegri detto il Correggio, di cui le carte ricordano solo che era compiuta il 25 marzo 1522. Considerata da Roberto Longhi un capolavoro, qualcosa di imparagonabile se non alla Cappella Sistina o allo Studiolo di Isabella d'Este, la Camera comprende non solo figure mirabilmente dipinte ad affresco, ma anche (sulle sovrapporte e una boiserie intarsiata) motti e frasi in latino e in greco, che fin dall'Ottocento, sappiamo formare l'anagramma del nome della badessa Giovanna da Piacenza. Gli enigmi che ci vengono proposti non sono tuttavia solo anagrammi, ma anche rebus e indovinelli, parte integrante di un gioco figurato e scritto, che in una mescolanza linguistica doveva educare, rendendoci 'Allegri'. In uno schema che condensa morale e memoria, Correggio ha dipinto le immagini che compongono il ricordo di un sogno: una serie di figure simboliche che ne esprimono il significato, il cui esempio era destinato alle monache del monastero. (Biblioteca dell' "Archivum Romanicum" Serie I: Storia, Letteratura, Paleografia, 415.)

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Item Number: 148033
Title: Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self
Author: Cotton, Charlotte
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9781597114387
Record created on 02/01/18
Description: New York: Aperture, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 240pp., 100 images.

Summary: Public, Private, Secret explores the roles that photography and video play in the crafting of identity, and the reconfiguration of social conventions that define our public and private selves. This collection of essays, interviews, and reflections assesses how our image-making and consumption patterns are embedded and implicated in a wider matrix of online behavior and social codes, which in turn give images a life of their own. Within this context, our visual creations and online activities blur and remove conventional separations between public and private (and sometimes secret) expression. The writings address the various disruptions, resistances, and subversions that artists propose to the limited versions of race, gender, sexuality, and autonomy that populate mainstream popular culture. They anticipate a future for our image-world rich with diversity and alterity, one that can be shaped and influenced by the agency of self-representation.

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Item Number: 148994
Title: Art History as Social Praxis: The Collected Writings of David Craven
Author: Craven, David ; Brian Winkenweder (ed)
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 9781608469949
Record created on 05/24/18
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Description: Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 478pp.

Contents: 1. Mondrian De-Mythologised: Towards a Newer Virgil . 2. Charles Biederman and Art Theory . 3. Marcel Duchamp and the Perceptual Dimension of Conceptual Art . 4. Robert Smithson's 'Liquidating Intellect' . 5. Richard Serra and the Phenomenology of Perception . 6. Hans Haacke and the Aesthetics of Dependency Theory . 7. Norman Lewis as Political Activist and Post-Colonial Artist . 8. René Magritte and the Spectre of Commodity Fetishism . 9. Ruskin vs. Whistler: The Case against Capitalist Art. 10. The Critique-Poésie of Thomas Hess. 11. John Berger as Art Critic. 12. Meyer Schapiro, Karl Korsch, and the Emergence of Critical Theory. 13. Clement Greenberg and the 'Triumph' of Western Art. 14. Aesthetics as Ethics in the Writings of Robert Motherwell and Meyer Schapiro. 15. Prerequisites for a New Criticism. 16. Herbert Marcuse on Aesthetics. 17. Corporate Capitalism and South Africa. 18. Popular Culture versus Mass Culture. 19. Hegemonic Art History. 20. Art History and the Challenge of Post-Colonial Modernism. 21. C.L.R. James as a Critical Theorist of Modernist Art. 22. Present Indicative Politics and Future Perfect Positions: Barack Obama and Third Text. 23. Formative Art and Social Transformation: The Nicaraguan Revolution on Its Tenth Anniversary (1979-1989). 24. Cuban Art and the Democratisation of Culture. 25. The Latin American Origins of Alternative Modernism. 26. Post-Colonial Modernism in the Work of Diego Rivera and José Carlos Mariátegui. 27. Realism Revisited and Re-Theorised in 'Pan-American' Terms. 28. Abstract Expressionism, Automatism, and the Age of Automation. 29. Abstract Expressionism and Third World Art: A Post-Colonial Approach to 'American' Art. 30. New Documents: The Unpublished F.B.I. Files on Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb. 31. A Legacy for the Left: Abstract Expressionism as Anti-Imperialist Art. 32. Postscript. Different Conceptions of Art: An Outline. (Historical Materialism Book Series)

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Item Number: 148493
Title: Architettura e Arte nei luoghi della salute. Gli ospedali dell'area Fiorentina
Author: De Benedictis, Cristina ; Esther Diana
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788840400822
Record created on 03/24/18
Description: Firenze: Nardini, 2018. 31cm., pbk., 247pp., more than 400 illus.

Summary: Un panorama dello straordinario patrimonio architettonico e artistico di immobili storici dell’area fiorentina che per secoli sono stati utilizzati (o sono nati per questo uso) come ospedali. La rinnovata attenzione anche a scopi museali verso questo patrimonio, oggi in parte non utilizzato a causa di problemi strutturali o tecnici e talvolta letteralmente abbandonato per difficoltà burocratiche o finanziarie degli enti pubblici ha suggerito lo studio delle condizioni attuali e della grande ricchezza di di opere d’arte conservate negli ospedali di San Giuseppe di Empoli, Misericordia e Dolce di Prato, Ceppo di Pistoia, Serristori di Figline, Lorenzo Pacini di San Marcello Pistoiese, SS. Cosma e Damiano di Pescia, SS. Annunziata a Firenzuola, Rosa Libri di Greve in Chianti, Naldini Torrigiani di Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, San Francesco di Marradi, Ospedale di Luco di Mugello, San Pietro Igneo di Fucecchio, Ospedali Riuniti di San Miniato e Santa Verdiana di Castelfiorentino. Il volume illustra i caratteri architettonici, lo sviluppo funzionale e le peculiarità medico-sanitarie delle istituzioni ospedaliere. Esamina l’entità del loro patrimonio storico-artistico anche attraverso un regesto, con foto e didascalie, che contiene dipinti e sculture, testimonianze soggette a furti e dispersioni. (Centro di documentazione per la storia dell'assistenza e della sanita)

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Item Number: 147898
Title: TACITA DEAN : Landscape, Portrait, Still Life
Author: Harris, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781910350874
Record created on 01/15/18
Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 224pp., 200 color illus.

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

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Item Number: 148975
Title: Die Tafelwäsche des Ordens vom Goldenen Vlies
Author: Döberl, Mario (et al)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9783905014662
Record created on 05/22/18
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Description: Riggisberg: Abegg Stiftung, 2018. 32cm., hardcover, 160pp., 118 illus.

Summary: Die mit dieser Publikation erstmals in Text und Bild vorgestellte Tafelwäsche des Ordens vom Goldenen Vlies ist in ihrer Bedeutung für die textilhistorische Forschung kaum zu überschätzen. Es handelt sich dabei um die frühesten dokumentierten Leinendamaste, die erhalten sind. Schriftquellen belegen die Herstellung der Tafelwäsche im Auftrag von Kaiser Karl V. durch den Weber Jacob van Hoochboosch in Mecheln in den 1520er Jahren. Die Tischtücher und Servietten sind von aussergewöhnlich hoher Qualität und bisher nie gesehenen Dimensionen. Der Autor schildert die Geschichte der Tafelwäsche von ihrer Entstehungszeit bis zur ihrer jüngsten Wiederentdeckung in Wien.

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Item Number: 148979
Title: The Art of Allusion : Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476
Author: Drimmer, Sonja
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9780812250497
Record created on 05/23/18
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Description: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 27 color, 97 b&w illus. (Material texts)
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Item Number: 145593
Title: The Photograph Albums of JEAN DUBUFFET
Author: Lombardi, Sarah ; Vincent Monod
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788874397969
Record created on 05/11/17
Description: Milan: Five Continents, 2018 25cm., hardcover, 824pp., 775 illus.

Summary: In the years 1945–1963, Swiss artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) set about documenting his superb collection of Art Brut, or Outsider Art. He commissioned recognized photographers on the Paris art scene, including Henry Bonhotal and Emile Savitry, to photograph his collection and works from other collections as well. The photographs showcase works of popular and naïve art, children’s drawings, tattoos, graffiti photographed by Brassaï, and graphic works from the Solomon Islands. Dubuffet arranged the photographs of work by more than 100 artists—including Gaston Chaissac, Aloïse Corbaz, Joseph Crépin, Auguste Forestier, Somuk and Adolf Wölfli, as well as anonymous artists—in extraordinary sequences contained in 14 albums (755 pages in total). These have been preserved since 1976 in the archives of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Item Number: 148981
Title: CAROLINE DURIEUX : Lithographs of the Thirties and Forties
Author: Cox, Richard
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780807170106
Record created on 05/24/18
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Description: Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 104pp., 58 b&w illus. Reprint of 1977 edition, with new foreword by by art historian Sally Main and archivist Susan Tucker.

Summary: In a career that spanned half a century, Caroline Durieux, a master lithographer, created prints that chronicled the beauty and absurdity of academia, New Orleans’s famed Carnival season, characters observed from everyday life, and more. Caroline Durieux: Lithographs of the Thirties and Forties brings together fifty-eight images that reveal her keen understanding of both the comic and tragic aspects of satire. These remarkable works, with accompanying text by art historian Richard Cox, establish her place within the tradition of American satirical art. A new foreword by art historian Sally Main and archivist Susan Tucker considers Durieux’s life and influence from her main periods of activity through the present day. Born in New Orleans in 1896, Durieux spent several years with her husband in Cuba before the two settled in Mexico City for a decade, and Latin American settings inspired some of her earliest forays into lithography. Her time in Mexico also brought her into contact with Diego Rivera, whose enthusiasm for her work brought her national and international attention. When Durieux returned to the United States in 1936, she taught art classes and held several positions with the Works Progress Administration (WPA), where she championed local artists and oversaw the creation of an index of Louisiana art and numerous public art projects. The prints collected in this volume showcase the artist’s humor as well as her keen eye for the scenes and people she encountered in Louisiana and abroad.

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Item Number: 149014
Title: What it Means to Write About Art : Interviews with art critics
Author: Earnest, Jarrett
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9781941701898
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 544pp.

Summary: In the last 50 years, art criticism has flourished as never before. Moving from niche to mainstream, it is now widely taught at universities, practiced in newspapers, magazines and online, and has become the subject of debate by readers, writers and artists worldwide. Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Jarrett Earnest's wide-ranging conversations with critics, historians, journalists, novelists, poets and theorists-each of whom approaches the subject from a unique position-illustrate different ways of writing, thinking and looking at art. These in-depth conversations about writing and art are situated within individual life experiences: for instance John Ashbery recalls finding Rimbaud's poetry through his first crush at 16; Rosalind Krauss remembers stealing the design of October from Massimo Vignelli; Paul Chaat Smith details his early days with Jimmie Durham in the American Indian Movement; Dave Hickey talks about writing country songs with Waylon Jennings; Michele Wallace relives her late-night and early-morning interviews with James Baldwin; Lucy Lippard describes confronting Clement Greenberg at a lecture; Eileen Myles asserts her belief that her negative review incited the Women's Action Coalition; and Fred Moten recounts falling in love with Renoir while at Harvard.

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Item Number: 149018
Title: René d’Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation
Author: Elligott, Michelle
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781633450509
Record created on 05/25/18
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 204 color illus.

Summary: Rene d'Harnoncourt served as the director of the Museum of Modern Art from 1949 to 1968, and was known for his conscientious approach to curating exhibitions and his genius for installation design and display. His interest in non-Western and non-modern art shaped much of MoMA's ambitious programming in the mid-20th century: in addition to shows addressing modern art, such as The Sculpture of Picasso (1968) and Modern Art in Your Life (1949), he organized exhibitions devoted to themes not generally associated with MoMA, including Indian Art of the United States (1941), Arts of the South Seas (1946), Ancient Arts of the Andes (1954) and Art of the Asmat: The Collection of Michael C. Rockefeller (1962). This publication delves deep into the MoMA Archives to reveal d'Harnoncourt's mastery of installation through an essay by Michelle Elligott and an exploration of 12 of the exhibitions he installed at MoMA, each richly illustrated by d'Harnoncourt's mostly previously unpublished sketches alongside exhibition photographs. A master draftsman, d'Harnoncourt produced meticulous sketches of installation vistas as well as the objects included in his exhibitions. An illustrated chronology of d'Harnoncourt's life rounds out the volume, detailing his multifaceted journey from birth as a count into a landowning family in Austria, to his time as a commercial artist in Mexico, to his post working for Nelson A. Rockefeller in the US State Department (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs), which eventually led to his appointment at MoMA.

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Item Number: 148968
Title: Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide
Author: Elshahed, Mohamed
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9789774168697
Record created on 05/22/18
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Description: Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp. illus.

Summary: The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century. From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for 150 buildings of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

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Item Number: 147757
Title: 1927 The Return to Italy : SALVATORE FERRAGAMO and the Twentieth-Century Visual Culture
Author: Ricci, Stefania ; Carlo Sisi
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788857235691
Record created on 12/27/17
Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 512pp., 574 illus. Exhibition held at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Firenze. English text.

Summary: In 1927, after more than a decade in the US, the great Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo took an ocean liner back to his native land. Published on the 90th anniversary of his homecoming, this book takes Ferragamo’s voyage as its guiding thread, offering a broad cultural overview of the 1920s—a decade now recognized as a crucible of experimentation—through artworks, advertising, clothing and fabric, as well as prototypes of the shoes that Ferragamo created in the 1920s. Ferragamo’s homecoming coincided with a moment at which the word “return” was especially meaningful in Italy, denoting a return to order in the arts; a return to professional skill; and to Italy’s great cultural traditions. Developed across chapters, almost like a coming-of-age story, the book focuses precisely on this trend in the culture of the period, encompassing all of the cultural and social facets that distinguished Italy’s rebirth after the Great War, on the eve of the Mussolini regime.

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Item Number: 147944
Title: Arte Povera Seen by Ingvild Goetz
Author: Fogle, Douglas ; Chiara Vecchiarelli
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783906915050
Record created on 01/19/18
Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 272pp., 223 color, 133 b&w illus.

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

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Item Number: 147137
Title: The Spirit of the Bauhaus
Author: Fox Weber, Nicholas
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780500021804
Record created on 10/25/17
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 264pp., 276 illus.

Summary: "Architects, sculptors, painters, we all must return to the crafts!” declared architect Walter Gropius in his Bauhaus manifesto. Founded in 1919 as an art school in Weimar, the Bauhaus established itself as a major influence on twentieth- century art and design. Bauhaus students were taught by some of the most celebrated artists of the time, including Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky. Having moved to Berlin in 1932 under architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it was forced to close for good by the Gestapo in 1933. Uncovering the sources of inspiration that brought the Bauhaus into existence, from medieval cathedrals of Europe and Hokusai prints to William Morris and Arts and Crafts, The Spirit of the Bauhaus explores workshops and courses in detail, illustrating the extraordinary wealth of experimentation in every medium: ceramics, wood and metalwork, textiles, glass- painting, sculpture, mural, printing and binding, theater, architecture, and photography. This essential and accessible guide to the Bauhaus, published in time for the 100th anniversary of the school in 2019, celebrates a school that continues to be recognized as the most durable and influential source of modern ideas about art, design, and craft.

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