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Item Number: 147359
Title: Divine Bodies: Sacred Imagery in Asian Art
Author: Adamjee, Qamar (et al)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9780939117833
Record created on 11/22/2017
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Description: San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus.

Summary: Divine Bodies is a thought-provoking Asian art history book that explores intriguing questions like these raised by the sacred art traditions of Asia. Approximately 45 artworks from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. Additionally, 20 contemporary photographs suggest how some artists today deal with questions about the body and its manifold expressions. The book explores how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death. By viewing these deity-images, readers—whether religious or not—can perceive the messages that artists wish to convey. But Divine Bodies invites readers to do more than just recognize and relate to the meanings inscribed on divine bodies: it also shows how divine imagery shapes and reflects the daily experiences of ordinary people. The novel topic of this book, its diverse and extraordinary artworks, and the unique perspectives of its authors make Divine Bodies a fine art book that will be talked about and thought about for years to come.

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Item Number: 147945
Title: Third Space: Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art
Author: Al-Khudhairi, Wassan (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781934774175
Record created on 01/19/2018
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Description: Birmingham: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 233 color illus.

Summary: Third Space: Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art explores connections and shared cultural experiences between the American South and the Global South. The title picks up Homi Bhabha’s term “third space,” a space that “challenges our sense of the historical identity of culture as a homogenizing, unifying force, authenticated by the originary Past, kept alive in the national tradition of the People.” This volume seeks to chart one of those third spaces. Connections are explored through a series of themes: migration, diaspora and exile; gaze, agency and representation; spirit, nature and landscape; and tradition, history and memory. Third Space features the work of more than 90 international artists, including Ebony G. Patterson, Thornton Dial, Kerry James Marshall and William Christenberry.

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Item Number: 147832
Title: Splendour of the Burgundian Netherlands – Southern Netherlandish illuminated manuscripts in Dutch collections
Author: As-Vijvers, Anne Margreet W. ; Anne S. Korteweg
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9789462582637
Record created on 01/09/2018
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 384pp., ca. 240 color illus. Exhibition held at Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. English edition.

Summary: This book presents a survey of ninety of the finest and most interesting medieval manuscripts produced in the southern Netherlands - present-day Belgium - which ended up in Dutch public collections at various points in time. This largely unknown cultural heritage is displayed here in a vast panoramic context ranging from the tenth to the mid-sixteenth century. The painted scenes in these handwritten books are not only of a high artistic quality, but also present a richly-textured picture of medieval life. The emphasis is on the role of books in the society of the Middle Ages: they served as expressions of sumptuousness on the part of the aristocracy, as richly-decorated books for church services, and as cherished objects used by affluent burghers for their private devotion. The authors also devote attention to the large-size, superbly-illustrated works of history and literature that were produced under the patronage of the dukes of Burgundy. Other subjects include the Order of the Golden Fleece, the artistic ties between the northern and southern Netherlands, pilgrim badges, and the transition from manuscripts to printed books. The book contains twenty-four chapters, each one consisting of an introduction to the art-historical and cultural-historical context, followed by discussions of individual manuscripts. These chapters were written by fifteen international specialists in the field of medieval manuscripts and book illumination of the southern Netherlands. In addition, the book contains an introduction on the ways in which these manuscripts ended up in the Netherlands, a technical analysis of a number of manuscripts, and a map accompanied by an account of the rise and unification of the southern Netherlands. At the back of the book, readers will find detailed descriptions of the manuscripts. The entire publication is lavishly illustrated, with some 250 magnificent colour reproductions.

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Item Number: 147739
Title: GIACOMO BALLA : Designing the Future
Author: Benzi, Fabio
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788836636716
Record created on 12/26/2017
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 128pp., 146 illus. Exhibition held at Estorick Collection, London. English text.

Summary: Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) is one of the undisputed masters of modern Italian art. An important exponent of the Divisionist style, he went on to become one of the five signatories of Futurism’s initial painting manifestos of 1910 and was a pioneering figure of European Modernism, being one of the first artists to aim at the transformation of everyday life in accordance with avant-garde aesthetic. This volume of important and rarely-seen from the Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna – one of the largest collections of Balla’s works anywhere in the world – has been curated by Fabio Benzi, a leading authority on the artist. It spans Balla’s entire career, comprising both figurative and abstract paintings and drawings, as well as fashion-related designs and examples of applied art.

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Item Number: 147371
Title: BASELITZ
Author: Schwander, Martin (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9783775743877
Record created on 11/22/2017
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 208pp., 178 illus. Exhibition held at Fondation Beyeler, Basel (later to Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC). English text.

Summary: After celebrating its twentieth anniversary with three blockbuster exhibitions in 2017, the Fondation Beyeler and is starting the year 2018 with Georg Baselitz—without a doubt one of the most influential painters and sculptors of our time—is celebrating his eightieth birthday, and the Foundation is devoting an extensive retrospective to this charming provocateur. Many of Baselitz’s most important paintings and sculptures from the past six decades will be seen together for the first time. By displaying key works together, on an equal footing, it becomes easier to perceive the unique wealth of his formal and contextual innovations. Leafing through more than two hundred richly illustrated pages, the reader encounters the beautiful, the ugly, the ambiguous, and the disturbing.

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Item Number: 146898
Title: ALBERT BLIGNY : Un peintre de Château-Thierry
Author: Sinnig-Haas, Christiane ; Noel Coret
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9782757213438
Record created on 10/04/2017
Description: Paris: Somogy, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 204pp., 160 illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jean de La Fontaine, Chateau-Thierry.

Summary: Né à Château-Thierry en 1849, Albert Bligny renonça à la carrière de notaire conforme à la tradition familiale pour s’installer à Paris où il entra comme élève dans l’atelier de Léon Bonnat. Il exposera très régulièrement au Salon de 1875 jusqu’à sa mort en 1908. Artiste discret et estimé, il fut à la fois peintre, aquarelliste, dessinateur et illustrateur d’ouvrages littéraires. Il retint l’attention du public par sa peinture militaire, son thème de prédilection, ce qui ne manquait pas d’étonner ses amis et compatriotes qui l’appréciaient pour son humeur pacifique et sa discrétion. Albert Bligny a le charme discret mais tenace d’un artiste qui se voulait sobre et exact, qui additionne à la justesse du regard une empathie bienveillante avec ces soldats compatriotes dont il partagea le quotidien lors de la guerre de 1870. Engagé la vie militaire ne fut pas virtuelle, il en fit l’expérience comme ses maîtres de la peinture militaire, Detaille, Meissonier, confronté à une défaite humiliante qui allait marquer des générations. Il fit le choix de vivre sa vie en qualité d’artiste et du bout de son pinceau, sa vision du monde militaire, glorieuse et fascinée par l’épopée napoléonienne ne manque pas d’humour. De batailles en retraites, de farandoles en cavalcades, il reste à deviner qui fut le discret Albert Bligny.

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Item Number: 147694
Title: Romanticism in the North : From Friedrich to Turner
Author: Blühm, Andres ; Werner Busch (et al)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789462582415
Record created on 12/21/2017
Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 224pp., 145 color illus. Exhibition held at Groninger Museum. English text.

Summary: During the Romantic Era landscape painting reached its height of popularity through artists such as J.M.W. Turner in Great Britain, Caspar David Friedrich in Germany and Johan Christian Dahl in Norway. Whilst to this day their paintings continue to fascinate our imagination, a whole new artistic vision emerged during this era which would prove to have a determining influence on modern art. It was then that painters – apart from carefully observing their natural environment – also started to look within, focusing on the inner self. Wild seas and volcanic eruptions; quiet moonlit nights and serene meadows. Landscapes can have both an historic dimension and feature traces of national history, as well as prompt a more religious, spiritual experience. In its varied manifestations landscape art remains an important genre within the visual arts. The influence of Romanticism is unmistakably omnipresent in our modern world. The movement, which included the arts as well as intellectual thought, swept through Europe from the late eighteenth century onwards. Romanticism in the North offers a broad overview of landscape painting from that epoch-making period. For the first time the Scandinavian and Dutch varieties of Romanticism are also placed within an international context to ask: how do these lesser known but highly gifted landscape artists relate to their more celebrated contemporaries?

Contents: Werner Busch, Northern Romantic Landscape Painting - An Introduction to its Problems ; David Jackson, Nordic Romantic Landscape - a Double Helix ; Jenny Reynaerts, Beyond Borders. Dutch Romantic Landscape Painting in a European Context ; Catalogue.

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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 12/11/2017
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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: 147897
Title: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Author: Bolton, Andrew
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781588396457
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.

Summary: Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion's complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism, Heavenly Bodies probes what dress reveals about the state of religion and spirituality within contemporary culture, and how it may manifest--or subvert--Catholic values and ideology. Art objects, such as devotional paintings and altarpieces from The Met's collection, are presented alongside fashions from designers including Cristobal Balenciaga, Callot Soeurs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Madame Gres, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. The volume also presents a selection of ecclesiastical vestments and accessories from the Vatican collection, many of which have not been published before.

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Item Number: 147857
Title: BOMBERG / Marr: Spirits in the Mass
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Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781901192506
Record created on 01/11/2018
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Description: London: Piano Nobile, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 74pp. illus.

Summary: First published to accompany the exhibition at Piano Nobile, Bomberg / Marr: Spirits in the Mass is a fully-illustrated catalogue presenting a selection of major works by David Bomberg (1890- 1957) and his student Leslie Marr (b.1922). This is the first publication that analyses their unique personal and creative connections, presenting Marr for the first time in his rightful place as not just a student of Bomberg's but a peer. In the years after the Second World War, Leslie Marr (b. 1922) studied with David Bomberg (1890-1957) at the Borough Polytechnic. Bomberg’s legendary classes were formative for an extraordinary generation of artists who studied and exhibited together, including Frank Auerbach, Cliff Holden, Leon Kossoff, Dorothy Mead, Gustav Metzger, and Peter Richmond. Among them, Marr had a particularly close relationship with Bomberg having married his step-daughter, Dinora Mendelson, in 1948.

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Item Number: 147323
Title: BONNARD : Hommage et chefs-d’oeuvre : A Tribute to Bonnard, His Masterpieces
Author: Serrano, Veronique
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788836636396
Record created on 11/17/2017
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 168pp., 40 color illus. French-English text. Exhibition held at Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet.

Summary: Très jeune, Pierre Bonnard a un rêve, celui d’être un homme libre et indépendant, qui « cherche uniquement à faire quelque chose de personnel. » Il a traversé tous les courants de peinture de la fin du XIXe siècle à la première moitié du XXe siècle – postimpressionnisme, fauvisme, cubisme, abstraction, surréalisme –, participant au passage au groupe des Nabis. Si son œuvre nous émeut aujourd’hui encore plus qu’hier, c’est qu’au désenchantement de la modernité répond l’espérance de sa peinture que l’on peut considérer comme l’une des plus inspirées de son temps. À l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de la naissance du peintre, le musée Bonnard lui rend hommage en réunissant autour des pièces majeures de ses collections propres, un ensemble de chefs-d’œuvre prêté par d’importantes collections publiques et privées françaises parmi lesquelles le musée d’Orsay et le musée national d’Art moderne à Paris. Toutes les œuvres sont reproduites et accompagnées d’une notice détaillée et richement illustrée. Un entretien de Véronique Serrano avec Guy Cogeval et Isabelle Cahn complète ce panorama.

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Item Number: 147358
Title: MARY BONNER : Impressions of a Printmaker
Author: George, Mary Carolyn Hollers
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9781595348364
Record created on 11/22/2017
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Description: San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. New edition

Summary: Mary Bonner: Impressions of a Printmaker is the definitive account of the life of an iconic Texas artist known for her delicate etchings and prints of the places and people that make South Texas unique. Mary Bonner begins with the artist’s early years in San Antonio and continues through her awakening as an artist at the Woodstock colony in upstate New York in summer 1922 to her years in France under the instruction of master printmaker Édouard Henri Léon. In Paris, Bonner began entering her work in juried exhibitions, and these early Paris prints were met with some acclaim. She came into her own when she began experimenting with a more innovative and modern style, exemplified by Les cowboys, a three-part frieze inspired by memories of her family’s ranch in Texas. After several years of dedicated study in Paris, Bonner began splitting her time between San Antonio and Paris. By 1928 she had begun to take on the causes of art and conservation in San Antonio, devoting less time to her own work. She spent the last years of her life at the family residence in San Antonio and died in 1935 at age forty-eight. Bonner’s legacy, both as an accomplished artist and as a steadfast advocate for the arts, lives on, especially in San Antonio. Mary Bonner is copublished with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Villa Finale. The book will accompany a retrospective of Bonner’s work at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. This edition includes a new preface, an introduction by McNay curator Lyle Williams, and an afterword by Jane Lewis, director of Villa Finale.

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Item Number: 147520
Title: Ayse Erkmen & Mona Hatoum: Displacements
Author: Bussmann, Frederic (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783903153790
Record created on 12/07/2017
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Description: Vienna: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 192pp. illus. German-English text. Exhibition held at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig.

Summary: The exhibition initiates a dialogue between the oeuvre of the two internationally renowned artists Ayse Erkmen (Istanbul) and Mona Hatoum (Beirut) in an unprecedented joint exhibition. Both Erkmen’s and Hatoum’s artistic vantage point is their reflection about the specifics of a place, and the connected questions of politics and society. Both artists integrate historical contexts of place in their art, and each finds unique processes of reflection about personal as well as global issues. The artistic common ground of Erkmen and Hatoum can be found in the artists’ reinvention of familiar means of expression: through giving new connotations to standard material, their oeuvre adopts larger realms of interpretive meaning. The catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name.

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Item Number: 147544
Title: T.C. CANNON : At the Edge of America
Author: Kramer, Karen (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780875772332
Record created on 12/08/2017
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Description: Salem: Peabody Essex Museum, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 246pp., 108 illus., 84 in color.

Summary: T. C. Cannon is one of the most influential and inventive Native American artists of the twentieth century. At work during the socially and politically turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Cannon created a signature visual vocabulary influenced by his Kiowa and Caddo heritage, and artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Robert Rauschenberg. In this vividly illustrated book, Cannon's paintings, prints, and drawings are illuminated alongside his poems and song lyrics. Meticulously researched, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America provides an intimate glimpse into the artist's life and work through art historical and interdisciplinary essays from scholars, painters, and those who knew him, and includes newly published personal ephemera, photographs, and both handwritten and typewritten manuscript pages. A special selection of original poetry from Native poets Joy Harjo, Sherwin Bitsui, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Santee Frazier celebrate the artist's legacy and his ongoing inspiration. This publication accompanies a touring exhibition.

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Item Number: 146925
Title: Crivelli, Lotto, Guercino : Immagini della predicazione tra Quattrocento e Settecento
Author: Capriotti, Giuseppe ; Francesca Coltrinari
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788836638192
Record created on 10/10/2017
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Museo-Antico Tesoro della Santa Casa, Loreto.

Summary: L’arte, insieme alla parola e alla gestualità, fu un efficace mezzo di comunicazione per i predicatori che percorrevano l’Italia e l’Europa per istruire, convincere, convertire, evangelizzare il mondo: dal monogramma inventato da san Bernardino da Siena alle iconografie più incisive come l’Immacolata Concezione o la Madonna del Rosario, ai racconti di conversioni e perdoni, le immagini fornivano a “infedeli” (ebrei e turchi) e peccatori dei modelli di redenzione e cambiamento. Il volume propone un percorso sul grande fenomeno della predicazione fra XV e XVIII secolo: le opere di artisti noti – come Vittore Crivelli, Lorenzo Lotto, Simone de Magistris, Girolamo Muziano, Taddeo Zuccari, Guercino – e di altri meno noti, in gran parte provenienti dal territorio delle Marche, formano il racconto di un pezzo importante della storia e della cultura europea, e non solo, e insieme intendono mostrare la ricchezza di relazioni e la sorprendente profondità di un patrimonio culturale colpito, ma non cancellato, dal terremoto del 2016.

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Item Number: 147862
Title: The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan Van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos
Author: Capron, Emma (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781911282198
Record created on 01/11/2018
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Description: London: Giles, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, illus. Exhibition to be held at the Frick Museum, New York.

Summary: From the museum's website : For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos will be reunited. These works, The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and completed by his workshop, and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos (known as the Exeter Virgin, after its first recorded owner), painted by Petrus Christus and now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, will be shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. The exhibition will explore the works’ patronage, function, reception, and spiritual environment, offering a focused look at devotional practices in Bruges during the mid-fifteenth century. In 1441, Jan Vos was elected prior of the Bruges Charterhouse of Genadedal, an important monastery patronized by the dukes of Burgundy and some of Bruges’s foremost patrician families. Vos commis­sioned at least four works during his decade-long tenure at the helm of the prestigious charterhouse, but only the Virgin and Child and the Exeter Virgin survive today. The panels both achieve remarkable monumentality while incorporating myriad minute details.

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Item Number: 147395
Title: L'ultimo CARAVAGGIO: Eredi e nuovi maestri. Napoli, Genova e Milano a confronto (1610-1640)
Author: Boccardo, Piero (et al)
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788857236803
Record created on 11/24/2017
Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 30cm.,pbk., 246pp., 153 color illus. Exhibition held at Gallerie d'Italia, Milano

Summary: Questo originale progetto prende spunto dall'ultimo dipinto eseguito da Caravaggio prima della morte: il Martirio di Sant'Orsola (conservato a Palazzo Zevallos, la sede museale di Intesa Sanpaolo a Napoli), eseguito dal maestro nella primavera del 1610 per il collezionista genovese Marcantonio Doria che aveva interessi economici nella città partenopea. L'accoglienza del dipinto è tiepida, se non indifferente perché le preferenze artistiche erano altre, come dimostra il dipinto di medesimo soggetto (ma dallo stile totalmente differente) eseguito negli stessi anni da Bernardo Strozzi. Partendo dal confronto di questi due dipinti, il volume a corredo della mostra milanese rievoca le principali vicende artistiche di tre città italiane, legate all'orbita spagnola, in anni di rivolgimento del gusto, tra la rivoluzione tutta devota al naturale di Caravaggio e la nuova età colorata e festosa del Barocco: Napoli (la città da cui nel 1610 parte l'ultimo Caravaggio), Genova (la città in cui il dipinto arriva nella relativa indifferenza) e Milano (la città verso cui molti artisti attivi a Genova guardavano intorno al 1610-1620 e dove, paradossalmente, l'eco di Caravaggio, che vi era nato, era estremamente debole se non inesistente). L'ultimo Caravaggio riunisce circa sessanta dipinti provenienti dalle principali collezioni pubbliche e private italiane ed europee (molti dei quali restaurati appositamente per l'occasione); oltre alle opere di Caravaggio, Procaccini e Strozzi, sono presentate tele di Battistello, Spagnoletto, Cerano, Morazzone, Genovesino, Rubens, Van Dyck e di altri importanti artisti del primo Seicento. Il volume comprende i saggi di Piero Boccardo, Giovanni Morale, Alessandro Morandotti, Gelsomina Spione, Maria Cristina Terzaghi, Paolo Vanoli, Andrea Zanini e il catalogo delle opere con schede di Raffaella Besta, Piero Boccardo, Odette D'Albo, Francesca Debolini, Antonio Ernesto Denunzio, Alessandro Morandotti, Giuseppe Porzio, Margherita Priarone, Farida Simonetti, Paolo Vanoli.

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Item Number: 147315
Title: Dentro CARAVAGGIO
Author: Vodret, Rossella
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788857236070
Record created on 11/15/2017
Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 320pp., 400 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Reale, Milano. Italian text - an English version (possibly abridged) is in preparation for Spring 2018.
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Item Number: 147791
Title: Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera
Author: Celant, Germano (ed)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9781944379193
Record created on 12/31/2017
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Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2017. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, 348pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Hauser & Wirth New York.

Summary: This two-volume publication accompanies the exhibition Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera held at Hauser & Wirth New York in 2017. The larger of the two books includes a comprehensive chronology, including every exhibition presented by the Sonnabend galleries between 1962 and 2014, with expanded sections on Arte Povera exhibitions featuring artists Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio. This generous volume also includes never-before-published archival photographs from the Sonnabend Archive; an interview with Germano Celant about his friendship with Ileana Sonnabend and the global dissemination of Arte Povera; texts written by the artists in the exhibition; and extensive bibliographies for each artist, the Sonnabend galleries and the Arte Povera movement, respectively. The second book in the set features color plates of each artwork in the exhibition, installation views from Lévy Gorvy and a complete checklist of the works included.

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Item Number: 147568
Title: Chaekgeori : The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
Author: Chung, Byungmo ; Sunglim Kim (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781438468112
Record created on 12/11/2017
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Description: Albany: State University of New York Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 250p. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Chaekgeori explores the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori (loosely translated as “books and things”). Encouraged and popularized by King Jeongjo (1752–1800, r. 1776–1800) as a political tool to promote societal conservatism against an influx of ideas from abroad, chaekgeori was one of the most enduring and prolific art forms of Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). It depicts books and other material commodities as symbolic embodiments of knowledge, power, and social reform. Chaekgeori has maintained its popularity in Korea for more than two centuries, and remains a force in Korean art to this day. No other genre or medium in the entirety of Korean art, including both court and folk paintings, has so engaged and documented the image of books and collectable commodities and their place in an ever-evolving Korean society. When it transitioned into folk-style painting, unexpected and creative visual elements emerged. Folk versions of chaekgeori from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries often show an exquisite fusion of Korean and Western composition that feels modern to our contemporary eyes. Not only books but many other commodities are depicted to represent the commoner’s desire for higher social status, wealth, and knowledge. (SUNY series in Korean Studies)

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Item Number: 147178
Title: Dessiner pour batir : le metier d'architecte au XVIIe siecle
Author: Cojannot , Alexandre ; Alexandre Gady
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9782847423747
Record created on 10/29/2017
Description: Paris: Le Passage, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 351pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Archives Nationale, Paris.

Summary: Lemercier, Le Vau, Mansart… ces quelques grands noms incarnent la gloire des architectes français du XVIIe siècle. Leur célébrité individuelle, liée à des édifices et à des commanditaires particulièrement prestigieux, cache en réalité une autre histoire : derrière leurs figures emblématiques, c'est tout un groupe professionnel qui émerge des anciens métiers du bâtiment, pour transformer en profondeur la pratique des arts et de la construction en France. À travers près de deux cents œuvres et documents exceptionnels, l'exposition Dessiner pour bâtir. Le métier d'architecte au XVIIe siècle explore les enjeux sociaux, culturels et artistiques de l'affirmation de l'architecte moderne en France, depuis le temps de Henri IV jusqu'à celui de Louis XIV. Qui se dit architecte et comment le devient-on? La question du statut, de la position sociale et de la culture des maîtres d'œuvre est essentielle, en ce siècle qui voit les débuts de l'enseignement académique de l'architecture et la constitution de véritables carrières pour les architectes praticiens. Comment le projet d'un édifice est-il conçu ? Les dessins, depuis la première esquisse jusqu'aux belles feuilles de présentation, sont le moyen d'expression privilégié des architectes et leur examen révèle non seulement l'évolution des pratiques graphiques au cours du siècle, mais aussi la diversité des personnalités artistiques de leurs auteurs. Quel est, enfin, le rôle concret de l'architecte sur le chantier de construction? Les documents techniques ou contractuels, dessins d'exécution et maquettes, toujours plus nombreux et divers, témoignent des responsabilités croissantes du maître d'œuvre, aussi bien du point de vue formel et technique que juridique et économique. Bénéficiant d'un partenariat exceptionnel du Nationalmuseum de Stockholm et de prêts de nombreuses institutions et particuliers, cette exposition permet ainsi de dresser, à petites touches, un portrait collectif des architectes du Grand Siècle, professionnels et artistes tout à la fois.

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Item Number: 147727
Title: DAN COLEN : Sweet Liberty
Author: Bonanmi, Francesco ; Blair Hansen
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781906967864
Record created on 12/24/2017
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Description: London: Other Criteria, 2017. 32cm., hardcover, 200pp. illus. Exhibition held at Newport Street Gallery, London.

Summary: Sweet Liberty brings together 15 years of work by painter Dan Colen (born 1979), one of the “bad boys” of the New York art world who emerged onto the scene in the early 2000s alongside artists like Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, Colen’s art presents a portrait of contemporary America and investigates the acts of producing and looking at art. Alongside significant early works such as “Me, Jesus and the Children” (2001–03), this publication features paintings from Colen’s long-running Gum and Trash series, as well as four installations in which Colen appropriates imagery from the mass media and American subcultures. This volume marks, in Colen’s own words, “the first time I’ve been able to present the full range of my work and the wide-ranging ideas, crafts, materials, technologies and processes that I engage with".

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Item Number: 147242
Title: Leopoldo de' Medici : Principe dei collezionisti
Author: Conticelli, Valentina (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788883479748
Record created on 11/07/2017
Description: Livorno: Sillabe, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 600pp., ca. 800 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Pitti, Firenze

Summary: Enciclopedica figura di erudito, divenuto cardinale all’età di cinquant’anni, Leopoldo de’ Medici spicca nel panorama del collezionismo europeo per la vastità dei suoi interessi e la varietà delle opere raccolte. Servendosi di abilissimi agenti, mercanti e segretari italiani e stranieri, radunò, nel corso della sua vita, esemplari eccellenti e raffinati nei più diversi ambiti: sculture antiche e moderne, monete, medaglie, cammei, dipinti, disegni e incisioni, avori, pietre dure e oggetti preziosi, ritratti di piccolo e grande formato, libri, strumenti scientifici e rarità naturali. Le Gallerie degli Uffizi, che conservano ancora la maggior parte della sua raccolta, desiderano mostrare taluni esempi significativi del suo gusto nei diversi campi in cui esercitò l’azione di conoscitore, per illustrare la natura poliedrica delle predilezioni collezionistiche del cardinale e mettere in luce il ricchissimo apporto da lui fornito ai tesori d’arte della famiglia

Contents: Una pesca miracolosa, il sistema collezionistico di Leopoldo de' Medici, Miriam Fileti Mazza ; Nelle stanze del Principe, Maria Sframeli ; Leopoldo e Giovan Carlo de' Medici: un virtuoso sodalizio e alcune riflessioni sul Seicento fiorentino, Silvia Mascalchi ; Universale e enciclopedico - Leopoldo de' Medici intellettuale del Seicento, Alfonso Mirto ; Leopoldo de' Medici collezionista anche di parole, Raffaella Setti ; Appagare "La mia Giusta Curiosita" - La scienza nella collezione di Leopoldo, Mara Miniati ; Una "muta historia": la storia dell'arte per immagini nella collezione di disegni di Leopoldo de' Medici, Roberta Aliventi (et al) ; La scultura in avorio nelle collezioni del cardinal Leopoldo, Eike D. Schmidt ; Una passione dinastica - Leopoldo de' Medici collezionista di oggetti in pietre dure e di gemme, Riccardo Gennaioli ; Appendice. Le gemme antiche figurate di Leonardo Agostini senese, a cura di Riccardo Gennaioli ; L'eredità del principe Leopoldo nella Galleria deltardo Seicento, Valentina Conticelli ; Il contributo della collezione di Leopoldo alla nascita della galleria di antichità di Cosimo III, Fabrizio Paolucci

Catalogo - Leopoldo de' Medici - Antichità - Scienze e lettere - Esotica - Oggetti d'arte - Numismatica e glittica - Dipinti - Autoritratti e ritrattini - Opere su carta e pergamena - Una nuova acquisizione per Leopoldo - Regesto dei dipinti, a cura di Valentina Conticelli e Maria Sframeli.

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Item Number: 147673
Title: COROT : peindre la figure humaine
Author: Allard, Sebastien
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9782754114493
Record created on 12/18/2017
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Description: Paris: Hazan, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 192pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

Summary: Aujourd’hui universellement célèbre pour ses paysages, Camille Corot (1796-1875) fut aussi un immense peintre de figures ; Degas l’estimait d’ailleurs tout particulièrement en ce domaine, soulignant sa modernité. Portraits d’intimes et nus étranges, paysannes romaines et moines absorbés dans la lecture, enfants et modèles d’ateliers, femmes à la mode et hommes en armures, Corot aborda tous les genres avec succès, des toutes petites effigies de ses intimes à ses monumentales figures de fantaisie, dont la Femme à la perle au musée du Louvre est la plus célèbre. Contemporain aussi bien d’Ingres auquel il rend hommage que de Courbet ou du jeune Manet, auquel il se confronte, Corot, au cours de sa longue carrière, cherche, avec ses figures, à élever un pont entre tradition et modernité. Riche d’une soixantaine de chefs-d’œuvre provenant des plus importantes collections publiques et privées d’Europe et des États-Unis (musée du Louvre, musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève, de Zurich, Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York, National Gallery de Washington, collection Thyssen-Bornemisza de Madrid…), cet ouvrage rend compte de l’exposition organisée par le musee Marmottan Monet, Corot, peindre la figure humaine, du 8 février au 8 juillet 2018. Il met en lumière cet aspect aussi original que brillant de la production de celui qui fut le premier paysagiste moderne.

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Item Number: 147785
Title: Simulation/Skin : Selected Works from the Murderme Collection
Author: Corry, Amie
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781906967857
Record created on 12/31/2017
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Description: London: Other Criteria, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 80pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This title accompanied the exhibition, Selected works from the Murderme collection, at Newport Street Gallery, which took place from 29th March–7th April 2017. It includes illustrations of thirty-one works selected by Damien Hirst by just twenty–eight artists from his collection. A number of Hirst’s contemporaries are represented, including Angus Fairhurst and Michael Landy, both of whom exhibited in the seminal student exhibition ‘Freeze’, which was organised by Hirst in 1988. Also featured are emerging artists, including Sadie Laska and John Copeland, as well as giants of twentieth-century art, such as Richard Hamilton. The work was selected for the first mixed show from Hirst’s collection to have taken place at Newport Street Gallery, which has been focusing on solo shows. Artists included are Johannes Albers, Frank Auerbach, Helen Beard, Don Brown, Gillian Carnegie, Patrick Caulfield, John Copeland, Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Fabian Fobbe, Richard Hamilton, Marcus Harvey, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Jeff Koons, Michael Landy, Sadie Laska, Tanya Ling, Nicholas Lumb, Alessandro Magnasco (called Il Lissandrino), Rodrigo Moynihan, Julian Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, Boo Saville, Thomas Scheibitz and Rachel Whiteread.

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Item Number: 147577
Title: TONY CRAGG : Sculptures and Works on Paper
Author: Antuna Benítez, Oscar J. ; Beate Reifenscheid
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788836637997
Record created on 12/11/2017
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 120pp., 95 illus. Exhibition held at Ludwig Museum, Koblenz. English-German text.

Summary: The all-integrating relation to nature is the most characteristic feature of Tony Cragg's oeuvre which can be found both in his sculptures and his graphic work. With his researching and emotionally driven enthusiasm for variability, Tony Cragg creates and develops an inexhaustible repertoire of new forms and shapes with which he ingeniously sets everyday objects and natural phenomena in motion. The exhibition puts central works of his early oeuvre in correspondence with current positions.

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Item Number: 147579
Title: BARBARA DAVI : Train of Thought
Author: Olonetzky, Nadine ; Eveline Suter
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783858815606
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Description: Zurich: Scheidegger and Spiess, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 160pp., 87 color, 21 b&w illus. German-English text. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum, Lucerne.

Summary: Swiss artist Barbara Davi, born 1971, primarily works with the media installation and photo-collage. Following her artistic education at Zurich’s School of Art and Design (today Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK) and Lucerne School of Art, Davi has developed her original style, working in three-dimensional space as well as on two-dimensional surfaces, using architectural and geometric shapes and elements. Using wooden slats or a table, lines or a circular shape, light beams or a shadow, Davi’s creates quasi-drawings in space and photo-collages of a magical, almost three-dimensional depth. Her motifs emerge from a sequence of deliberations, from her “train of thought”. This first monograph on Barbara Davi features her striking work from the past ten years. Around 100 plates in color and black-and-white are complemented by essays on Davi’s way of working in her preferred media.

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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 01/15/2018
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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: 147559
Title: Louisiana Medley: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Author: Delmez, Kathryn E. (ed)
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780998681771
Record created on 12/11/2017
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Description: Nashville: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 136pp., 94 images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Louisiana Medley celebrates the 30-year collaboration of photographers Keith Calhoun (born 1955) and Chandra McCormick (born 1957). Partners in life and work, the two have worked together to document African American life in and around their native New Orleans. Calhoun and McCormick’s photographs show the artists in tune with each other as well as the rich complexity of Louisiana identity, from the local street culture and parades of their city to life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, locally known as “Angola.” Their intimate understanding of labor practices and prison culture has informed their activism, around Angola and outside its walls. The photographers’ activism—and their appreciation for their city’s stubborn, fragile beauty—has only grown since Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Medley surveys Calhoun and McCormick’s work over the course of three decades, revealing how the two photographers have used their cameras as tools for social engagement.

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Item Number: 147838
Title: Capriccio e Natura : Tra gli Zuccari e Barocci : Arte nelle Marche nel secondo Cinquecento
Author: Delpriori, Alessandro ; Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788836638857
Record created on 01/09/2018
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Museo - Antico Tesoro della Santa Casa, Loreto.

Summary: L'evenienza della messa in sicurezza del patrimonio artistico del santuario delle Vergini a Macerata dopo le ripetute crisi sismiche degli scorsi anni, offre l'occasione per presentare i dipinti dello straordinario corredo della chiesa - uno degli esempi più belli di complesso decorativo "sistino", e di indagare l'evoluzione artistica nelle Marche alla fine del XVI secolo. Un panorama vivacissimo manifesta l'affiorare inquieto delle nuove tendenze naturaliste, nel profondo cambiamento veicolato nelle Marche specialmente dalla poetica degli affetti di Federico Barocci ma che comprende anche esiti delle novità caravaggesche. Dalla 'Maniera' alla 'Natura', in pittura e scultura. Sono presenti opere, approfondimenti e novità di alcuni protagonisti tra cui Barocci, Taddeo e Federico Zuccari, Girolamo Muziano, Federico Brandani, Andrea Lilli, Simone De Magistris, Giovanni Baglione. Il volume è completato da una sezione che propone un'ampia selezione dei cicli decorativi di epoca sistina diffusi nel territorio e nelle Marche, che danno una precisa e folgorante idea della ricchezza del patrimonio, individuando, altresì, una serie di incomparabili itinerari storico-artistici nei luoghi più suggestivi della regione.

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Item Number: 147725
Title: CHERYL DONEGAN
Author: Aronowsky Cronberg, Anja (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780934324823
Record created on 12/24/2017
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Description: Aspen: Aspen Art Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition held at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Summary: New York–based artist Cheryl Donegan (born 1962) is well known for her integration of performance and video with painting and installation, and her subversive spin on issues pertaining to gender, sex and art. This first substantial survey of her work, published for her 2018 traveling exhibition, examines her paintings, and includes new, highly conceptual work that continues to transgress traditional media, often merging painting with fashion and appropriated imagery gleaned from pop culture.

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Item Number: 147468
Title: TONI DOVE : Embodied Machines
Author: McLendon, Matthew (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781785511189
Record created on 11/30/2017
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Description: London-New York: Scala, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 128pp. illus. Exhibition held at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota.

Summary: Debuts latest work The Dress That Eats Souls, which exists at the forefront of computer and robotic technology This uniquely designed book presents the first survey of contemporary artist Toni Dove's pioneering work at the crossroads of performance, cinema, and virtual reality. Credited as one of the innovators of "interactive cinema," since the early 1990s, Toni Dove has created an oeuvre of "speculative technology" blending computer driven interactivity, live-mix performance and installation in projects which examine histories of consumer culture through evolving technologies. Dove's collaborative practice brings together visual artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, robotics engineers, computer programmers, musicians, actors, and writers-each at the vanguard of his or her own métier. Accompanying a major exhibition, this distinctively designed volume presents four of Dove's most notable works, including the debut of her newest work The Dress That Eats Souls, which exists at the forefront of computer and robotic technology.

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Item Number: 147549
Title: JEAN DUBUFFET and the City 1943–1984 : People, Place, and Urban Space
Author: Berrebi, Sophie
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783906915111
Record created on 12/08/2017
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Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 250pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This is the first in-depth study to address the role of the city in the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–84). Dubuffet promoted the art of children and the mentally ill as Art Brut, and sought to emulate the immediacy of their untrained styles in his own work. But this publication reveals another side of Dubuffet—an artist grounded in his own place and time, a participant in the day’s activities and discourses. Jean Dubuffet and the City 1943–1984: People, Place and Urban Space examines the role of the city in the formation of Dubuffet’s work: the city as a material, as a source and as a vehicle for ideas. Berrebi analyzes works in which Dubuffet depicts city dwellers, sites and urban spaces, and discusses the artist’s architectural projects from the 1960s and '70s against the background of heated debates in the field of postwar urbanism. Accompanying and extending an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, this volume includes full-color reproductions of Dubuffet’s artworks, as well as little-known archival material from the Fondation Dubuffet and several texts by the artist, translated here in English for the first time.

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Item Number: 147731
Title: CARROLL DUNHAM : Wrestlers
Author: Worth, Alexi
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780986112867
Record created on 12/26/2017
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Description: Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 74pp. illus. Exhibition held at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

Summary: Carroll Dunham (born 1949) has been exploring the subject of the wrestler since the 1980s, making it an ideal motif for the artist to pivot around as he begins to shift away from his fabled nude-in-landscape paintings of the past decade. Wrestlers brings together four recent, interconnected bodies of work. These are the Wrestling Place series (depicting two Herculean figures tussling against a barren panorama); the Self-Examination paintings (featuring intimately folded bodies within tensely cropped picture planes); the Wrestler suite (portraits of men facing away from the viewer and exposing scuffed, bruised backs); and The Golden Age (scenes of wrestlers rendered in pencil on gessoed linen). Published in connection with an exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, this catalogue features a new essay by artist and writer Alexi Worth.

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Item Number: 147708
Title: Prachtvoll Illuminirt : Das Handkolorit in der Druckgrafik (1493-1870)
Author: Eierman, Wolf (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9783777429830
Record created on 12/23/2017
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Description: München: Hirmer, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 192pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition held at Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt.

Summary: Um der Grafik individuelle Farbkraft zu verleihen, haben jahrhundertelang zahlreiche herausragende Künstler von Albrecht Dürer über Maria Sybilla Merian bis hin zu anonymen Meistern des 19. Jahrhunderts zur Technik des Handkolorits gegriffen. Am Beispiel von rund 200 Grafiken und Bildern wird die virtuose Methode erstmals als eigenständige Kunstform gewürdigt. Vom späten Mittelalter bis zur vollständigen Verbreitung der Farbdrucktechnik der Chromolithografie um 1870 wurden Grafiken handkoloriert. Ausgehend von der Hervorhebung einzelner Buchstaben oder der Gestaltung von Seitenrändern entstanden im 16. Jahrhundert Werke in flott aufgepinselten Aquarell- und Gouachefarben, die sich aus den Grenzen der zugrunde liegenden Grafik befreiten. Nach botanischen Werken mit exquisiten Darstellungen zarter Blüten und Knospen fand die Kolorierungen ihren Höhepunkt im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. Erstmals wird nun dank sechs Wissenschaftlern die bislang unerforschte Welt des Handkolorits in der europäischen Druckgrafik über eine Zeitspanne von etwa 400 Jahren und mehrere Stilepochen hinweg fassbar.

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Item Number: 147351
Title: SOS Brutalism: A Global Survey
Author: Elser, Oliver (et al)
Price: $69.00
ISBN: 9783038600756
Record created on 11/21/2017
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Description: Zurich: Park Books, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 716pp., 686 color, 411 b&w illus. English text.

Summary: "SOS Brutalism" is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realized buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or béton brut (hence the term brutalism), for the construction. Today, many of these always controversially discussed buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of reconstruction that often may change their appearance beyond recognition. In recent years, an initiative to protect and preserve this significant global heritage of 20th-century architecture has gained momentum, mainly in the internet. Using the hashtag #SOSBritalism, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt on the Main and the Wüstenrot Foundation participate in this campaign with a vast collaborative research project. The result of this research to date is a global survey of brutalist architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, presented in an exhibition at DAM in autumn 2017 and a coinciding and uniquely comprehensive book. Some 100 contributors document around 120 key buildings from this period, including many previously unpublished discoveries that are in acute danger of loss through neglect of intended demolition. Moreover, the book features overviews of brutalism in architecture in twelve regions around the world. Case studies of hotspots such as the Macedonian capital Skopje or New Haven, Connecticut, and essays on the history and theory of brutalism round out this lavishly illustrated book. The supplement collects papers of an international symposium on brutalism in architecture held in Berlin in 2012.

The book is published in conjunction with the exhibition SOS Brutalism—Save the Concrete Monsters at DAM in Frankfurt on the Main (8 November 2017 to 25 February 2018), which will be on display at the Architekturzentrum Wien Az W in 2018 (3rd May to August 6 2018) .

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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 12/27/2017
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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: 147614
Title: Il Rinascimento di GAUDENZIO FERRARI
Author: Agosti, Giovanni ; Jacopo Stoppa
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788899765774
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Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 512pp., ca. 350 illus. Exhibition to be held at Pinacoteca e Sacro Monte, Varallo Sessia.

Summary: Finalmente una grande mostra su Gaudenzio Ferrari (Valduggia, documentato dal 1507 - Milano, 31 gennaio 1546), un artista che nel Cinquecento venne ritenuto - insieme a Mantegna, Michelangelo, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raffaello e Tiziano - uno dei sette 'Governatori' nel 'Tempio della Pittura' e che in Piemonte ma anche in Lombardia (Milano, Saronno e la Valtellina) segna uno dei punti più alti della pittura della prima metà del Cinquecento. L'esposizione coinvolgerà tre città del Piemonte - Novara, Vercelli e Varallo Sesia - estendendosi, al di là delle sedi espositive, in chiese ed edifici delle città e del territorio, dove sono presenti affreschi e altre opere del Maestro. A concedere le opere di Gaudenzio e degli artisti 'di confronto' importanti musei italiani e stranieri, oltre che storiche collezioni private. Nelle tre sedi e in catalogo il pubblico potrà ammirare quasi un centinaio di dipinti, sculture e disegni. In ciascuna sezione saranno presentate, in ordine cronologico, le opere di Gaudenzio, dei suoi contemporanei e dei suoi seguaci. A Varallo sarà affrontato il primo tratto della carriera dell'artista: dagli anni di formazione alle prove del Sacro Monte; a Vercelli la stagione della maturità; a Novara gli anni estremi, dove il pittore è soprattutto attivo sulla scena milanese tra la marea montante del Manierismo. Alle 'opere immobili' presenti nelle diverse aree territoriali, i cicli di affreschi e le statue, sono dedicati dodici itinerari, corredati da immagini appositamente realizzate da Mauro Magliani e da un elenco ragionato di tutti i documenti noti su Gaudenzio, curato da Roberto Cara.

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Item Number: 147835
Title: J.J. Winckelmann (1717-1768) : Monumenti antichi inediti : storia di un'opera illustrata : history of an illustrated work
Author: Ferrari, Stefano ; Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini
Price: $62.50
ISBN: 9788857235141
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 351pp. illus. Exhibition held at Centro culturale Chiasso and Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, Naples. Italian-English text.

Contents: S. Ferrari, Winckelmann's Monumenti antichi inediti between publishing history and cultural transfers 1760-1823 ; N. Osanna Cavadini, Vicissitudes and graphic techniques of the illustrative apparatus of Monumenti antichi inediti ; M.R. Esposito, The Monumenti antichi inediti between Naples and Rome ; V. Sampaolo, The Neapolitan materials in J.J. Winckelmann's Monumenti antichi inediti ; L. Lattanzi, The artistic reception of Winckelmann's Monumenti antichi inediti in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries ; M. Massera, The restoration of the matrices belonging to the Museo Archeoogico Nazionale of Naples ; G. Raffaelli, Henri Reboul (1763-1839), art patron and collector in Napoleonic Rome ; S. Ferrari, Timeline of Winckelmann's life and works.

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Item Number: 147581
Title: GIOSETTA FIORONI : The 60s in Rome
Author: Meneguzzo, Marco ; Piero Mascitti
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788836637843
Record created on 12/11/2017
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 384pp., ca. 500 illus. Exhibition held at MMOMA, Moscow. English edition.

Summary: The volume describes the life, encounters and artworks of a great season in Italian art through the creative path of Giosetta Fioroni. During the 1960s in Rome, the artist discovered her language of expression by combining her passion for literature with her passion for painting. She merged the perturbations of Informal Art with notions of emerging Pop Art – becoming one of its prominent figures. Silver is the colour characterizing Giosetta Fioroni’s paintings from that decade. And indeed it represents the artist’s unmistakable “trademark” – to the point of overshadowing the linguistic and emotional apprehensions populating her works and the events in her life before and after those happy and acknowledged times. This book, edited by Marco Meneguzzo and Piero Mascitti, portrays the complexity of an artist within the expressive abundance of a time and a city. A time and a city so stratified at a cultural level as to have more than one surprise in store for historical and critical analysis.

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Item Number: 147387
Title: FORTUNY (1838-1874)
Author: Baron, Javier (ed)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788484803713
Record created on 11/24/2017
Description: Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 480pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue. Spanish text.

Summary: This is the first retrospective on this leading Spanish artist to be presented at the Prado, which houses most of Fortuny’s masterpieces due to the generous bequests of Ramón de Errazu and of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, the painter’s son, as well as acquisitions purchased by the Museum. As with the previous monographic exhibitions held at the Prado, Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874) will offer a reassessment of the artist's finest works. Mariano Fortuny was the Spanish artist who achieved most international renown in the last third of the 19th century. Fortuny was a true innovator in all the fields of art in which he worked. In oil painting his precise, colourful and virtuoso technique gave rise to a new interpretation of the natural world, particularly the effects of light. Notably influential in this respect was his mastery of watercolour, which made him the preeminent practitioner of that artistic discipline in his day. Fortuny’s constant emphasis on drawing, with his rapid, nervous stroke, underpinned his ability to reflect different aspects of reality. His distinctive and brilliant use of etching liberated prints from their reproductive function in Spain and located Fortuny among the great graphic artists of the day. Finally, his passion for collecting resulted in a large group of works of art and antiquities which he housed in his atelier, many of them now in leading museum collections. The exhibition focuses on all these aspects of Fortuny as an artist and also on his collecting activities, which can be closely linked to his interest in representing textures, colour and light in his paintings. All the works on display have been carefully selected for their quality and significance. In addition to works from the Prado’s own holdings, the exhibition has benefitted from the generous participation of major collections and museums around the world, with a particularly significant contribution from the Museo Fortuny in Venice, which is lending more than 30 works, many of them rarely seen before. Another important lender is the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

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Item Number: 147822
Title: A l'oeuvre on connait l'artisan... de pharaon! Un siècle de recherches françaises à Deir el-Medina (1917-2017)
Author: Gaber, Hanane (et al)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836636488
Record created on 01/05/2018
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 250 illus. French text. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: À l’occasion du centenaire des fouilles franc¸aises à Deir el-Medina (1917-2017), cette exposition présente une soixantaine d’objets du Musée égyptien du Caire provenant du site, en parallèle avec les Journaux de fouilles et photographies de l’égyptologue Bernard Bruyère conservés à l’Institut franc¸ais d’archéologie orientale. Ces artefacts découverts durant les fouilles de l’habitat et des tombes des artisans qui construisirent les sépultures thébaines des pharaons du Nouvel Empire dans la Vallée des Rois (fin XVIe-début XIe siécle avant notre ère) servent de fil conducteur à cet ouvrage pour évoquer la vie quotidienne et les pratiques religieuses et funéraires des habitants du Village. L’histoire des travaux de terrain et autres études de ce microcosme d’artistes et de lettrés des XVIIIe-XXe dynasties s’appuie quant à elle sur de nombreux documents d’archives de l’IFAO tandis que l’apport des nouvelles technologies numériques pour la documentation et l’étude des monuments du site complète ce panorama renouvelé.

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Item Number: 147602
Title: THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH : The Modern Landscape
Author: Hoins, Katharina ; Christoph Vogtherr
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783777429960
Record created on 12/11/2017
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Description: München: Hirmer, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 242pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition held at Hamburger Kunsthalle. English text.

Summary: Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) is one of the great European painters of the 18th century. This volume is the first to present the English artist as a pivotal figure in the development of “modern” landscape painting, a genre in which his painterly experiments were particularly innovative. Gainsborough himself favoured landscape painting, a field to which he made important contributions, over his well-known portraits. His works are fascinating for their painterly subtlety and technical variation. This volume brings together German and British traditions of viewing, interpreting, and studying Gainsborough. It looks at the connections to the Dutch landscapes, explains Gainsborough’s unusual and experimental techniques from an art technological point of view, and situates his landscapes in the context of the social tensions of early industrialisation.

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Item Number: 147718
Title: ELLEN GALLAGHER : Accidental Records
Author: Edwards, Adrienne ; Philip Hoare
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9783906915104
Record created on 12/24/2017
Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 100pp. illus. Exhibition held at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles.

Summary: The artist’s book ‘Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records’ includes new paintings and drawings that continue the artist’s exploration of the complex histories of the Black Atlantic and the afterlives of the Middle Passage. Widely associated with a resurgence in this diasporic critical space, Gallagher has developed her own genre of history painting which makes us question our geographies. The slowly layered surfaces of her work becomes a kind of reckoning, the way sailors mark their locations at sea, determined by return. Alongside views of Gallagher’s artworks and portraits of the artist working in her studio, texts will feature from Adrienne Edwards, curator at Performa and the Walker Art Center, and Philip Hoare, a writer whose books include ‘Leviathan or, the Whale’, ‘The Sea Inside’ and, most recently, ‘RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR’. Edwards will address themes of portraiture and performance while Hoare will consider Gallagher’s work in relation to the greater scope of marine and whaling history.

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Item Number: 147267
Title: KSELI GALLEN-LALLELA : Lake Keitele, A Vision of Finland
Author: Robbins, Anne
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 9781857096248
Record created on 11/08/2017
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Description: London: National Gallery, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 72pp., 35 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: In 1999, Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele (1905) became the first Finnish painting to enter the National Gallery and is now one of the most popular pictures in the collection. Although the artist and his work are relatively unknown to audiences outside of Finland, he was not only a leading figure in modern Finnish painting but an accomplished practitioner of the decorative arts and a key figure in the development of early twentieth-century Modernism. This book focuses on four versions of his shimmering depictions of Lake Keitele, north of Helsinki; a stylized lake composition which first appeared in the early 1880s, when the artist was still elaborating his own descriptive language, and continued to preoccupy him until well into the 1920s. Anne Robbins examines these abstract and modernist pictures in the light of the international avant gardes with which Gallen-Kallela was in contact for much of his career, and the ways in which his work expressed his fervent Finnish nationalism.

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Item Number: 147330
Title: GIACOMETTI : The Late Work (1960-1966)
Author: Alandete, Christian (ed)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789461614063
Record created on 11/19/2017
Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 160pp., 200 illus. Exhibition held at Galerie Lympia, Nice. English text.

Summary: The Département des Alpes-Maritimes presents the first exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti to be shown in Nice. Conceived specifically for the brand-new Galerie Lympia, this exhibition does not aim to offer a summary of his oeuvre, but instead a singular gaze at a little-known part, the late period, that of maturity, from 1960 until the artist’s death in 1965. Conceived around his last models, his wife Annette, brother Diego, friend Caroline and the photographer Eli Lotar, with whom he was close, the exhibition design proposes to throw a spotlight on Alberto Giacometti’s work from a unique perspective, in the privacy of his studio in the Rue Hippolyte-Maindron, in the Paris neighbourhood of Montparnasse, or in his room in the Hôtel de Rive in Geneva, thereby reflecting the artist’s living and creative space.

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Item Number: 147817
Title: La Coleccion Delgado
Author: Gimilio Sanz, David ; Jose Gomez Frechina
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788448261764
Record created on 01/04/2018
Description: Valencia: Generalitat Valenciana, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 203pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Museo de Bellas Artes De Valencia. Spanish-English text.

Summary: Los museos modernos están desarrollando una colaboración cada vez más intensa y productiva entre las instituciones públicas y la iniciativa privada. En este marco se presentan los fondos pictóricos de la Colección Delgado, que cubren un arco temporal amplio desde el gótico internacional tardío hasta el siglo XVIII. El interés de la Colección Delgado se centra en la posibilidad de disfrutar de obras y artistas poco representados en el Museo de Bellas Artes de València que enriquecen y completan su extraordinaria colección permanente. Así pues recoge nombres claves del Renacimiento y del Manierismo español como Juan Correa de Vivar y Antonio de Pereda; Alejo Fernández, Eugenio Cajés y Vicente Carducho, pintores que sabemos colaboraron en numerosos encargos pictóricos. Los lienzos de Orazio Borgianni, de Luis Tristán y Joan Ribalta están vinculados con el primer naturalismo en el panorama pictórico español de principios del siglo XVII, incluso la cabeza de San Pedro de José de Ribera fechada en 1630. De tiempos del reinado de Felipe III, descuellan los tres retratos de Juan van der Hamen. De la escuela andaluza se ofrecen ejemplos de Francisco de Herrera el Viejo, Sebastián Martínez Domedel, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo y de Juan de Valdés Leal. Especial mención merece por su novedad, belleza y repercusión en los estudios velázqueños la Dama de perfil atribuida a Diego Velázquez; este boceto pintado alla prima con toques directos y seguros se data en su primer viaje a Italia. Del célebre y versátil bodegonista valenciano Tomás Yepes se presenta un Bodegón de dulces y frutos secos, obra inédita y de gran belleza compositiva, posiblemente realizada en la década de 1640. Del siglo XVIII, la Colección Delgado ofrece dos interesantes retratos de gran calidad técnica y un magnífico bodegón de Luis Meléndez: el retrato de busto adscrito al pintor de origen escocés Allan Ramsay, magnífico ejemplo de la retratística inglesa y el retrato del Marqués del Vadillo, sin duda uno de los mejores del pintor asturiano Miguel Jacinto Meléndez; el Bodegón con plato de ciruelas y cerezas de Luis Meléndez cierra con brillantez y sumo interés el discurso expositivo. Pertenecientes al seicento emiliano y romano, la Colección Delgado ofrece una interesante Sagrada Familia adscrita al pintor Sisto Badalocchio, de cierta impronta rafaelesca, y un significativo lienzo de Pier Francesco Mola que representa bien la Visión de san Bruno o bien la Visión de san Bernardo.

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Item Number: 147281
Title: LUCA GIORDANO : His Life and works
Author: Scavizzi, Giuseppe
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788856905700
Record created on 11/10/2017
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 304pp. illus. English edition.

Summary: The first systematic monograph on the work of Luca Giordano was published fifty years ago. Based on a catalogue of over a thousand paintings and three hundred drawings known at the time, it marked the beginning of renewed attention paid to the artist's work. A second edition, greatly enlarged, followed in 1992 and the increasing interest in Giordano culminated in the exhibitions organized by Nicola Spinosa, Alfonso Pérez Sánchez and Wolfgand Prohaska which were originally curated in Naples and travelled, in various formats, to Vienna, Los Angeles and Madrid. A third volume appeared in 2003 in order to assess and incorporate all the information obtained from the large number of new studies. Lastly, in 2012 Giuseppe De Vito and I published, as a special piece of research on seventeenth century neapolitan painting, a volume entitled 'Luca Giordano giovane' which focused on the work done by the painter between 1650 and 1664; several chapters of this volume have become, in a revised version, the first chapters of the text presented here: the book, which is targeted at a wider public, includes the results of the latest research and reinterprets the artist's personality and work.

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Item Number: 147777
Title: LIZ GLYNN : Objects and Actions
Author: Cross, Susan (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783791357348
Record created on 12/29/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 272pp., 400 color illus.

Summary: From her first participatory performance building Rome in 24 hours - in cardboard - to Open House, her open-air Gilded Age ballroom - cast in concrete - in Central Park, Liz Glynn examines the past to shed light on present-day social and economic conditions through a diverse array of sculptures, structures, and actions. Emphasizing Glynn's interest in process, temporality, labor, and shifting notions of value, this monograph features a series of essays on the artist's practice as a whole, texts on each of her discrete projects, and documentation of her performances. Together they give readers a comprehensive overview of an artist whose career has garnered enormous attention from audiences and critics alike.

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Item Number: 147656
Title: GONZALEZ, PICASSO and Friends
Author: Fernandez Aparicio, Carmen ; Marilyn McCully (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789492677136
Record created on 12/17/2017
Description: Veurne: Hannibal Publishing, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 272pp. illus. Exhibition held at Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag. English edition.

Summary: Spanish artist Julio González (1876-1942) ranks alongside Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. Featuring insightful essays and lavish illustrations of more than 100 works of art, as well as intimate photographs and documents, this book charts González’s personal evolution from traditional metalworker in his father’s workshop in Barcelona to avant-garde sculptor in Paris. The publication focuses on the unique collaboration and friendship between González and Picasso, which played a decisive role in the development of González’s unique and innovative style. For Picasso, it opened doors to different forms of expression in sculpture. The book also explores González’s friendships with other artists, including Brancusi, Pablo Gargallo and Hans Hartung.

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