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Current & Forthcoming Exhibition Catalogues: Found 208 titles
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Item Number: 149142
Title: TERRY ADKINS The Smooth, the Cut, and the Assembled
Author: Gaines, Charles ; Michael Brenson
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944379216
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 96pp., 47 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The work of American sculptor and musician Terry Adkins (1953–2014) often started with a theme or idea, illuminated by sculptural components that sometimes housed a performative element. The performative and sculptural aspects of his practice evolved in tandem, and utilized materials that had likely served another purpose, be they instruments, materials from his printmaking experiences or locally sourced items. This catalog accompanies Lévy Gorvy's first solo exhibition of Adkins' works, exploring the materiality of his sculptures. The exhibition was curated by Charles Gaines, a celebrated artist and longtime friend and collaborator of Adkins', who contributes an essay to this publication that explores the experience of viewing Adkins' sculptures. Also included are an essay by Michael Brenson and newly commissioned poetry by Robin Coste Lewis.

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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: 149153
Title: JOHN AKOMFRAH
Author: Carrion-Murayari, Gary (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780915557189
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 27 x 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 89 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalog is the first monographic publication to survey the work of London-based artist John Akomfrah (born 1957) and accompanies his upcoming New Museum exhibition. Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah's moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora. Zoe Whitley and Aram Moshayedi survey Akomfrah's early work as part of Black Audio Film Collective. Tina Campt explores the sonic resonances of Akomfrah's installation The Unfinished Conversation (2012), which focuses on the life of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Diana Nawi examines the recent work Transfigured Night (2013/2018), considering how Akomfrah continues to find new languages for film, representation and narrative. T.J. Demos and Okwui Enwezor look at Vertigo Sea (2015), Akomfrah's monumental work exploring the concept of the black Atlantic, using the work to articulate the visual and philosophical underpinnings of Akomfrah's work across his career.

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Item Number: 148300
Title: ANNI ALBERS
Author: Coxon, Ann (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300237252
Record created on 03/13/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Tate Modern, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 192pp., 190 illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, then to Tate Modern, London.

Summary: Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers’s most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right. Featured works—from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers’s skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.

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Item Number: 148433
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Interaction
Author: Liesbrock, Heinz (ed)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300240832
Record created on 03/20/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 304pp., 140 color illus. Exhibition held at Villa Hügel, Essen. English text.

Summary: Josef Albers (1888–1976) was one of the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism: he was an extraordinary teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist, who is best known for the Homages to the Square (painted between 1950–76) and The Interaction of Color, published by Yale University Press in 1963. This generously illustrated overview of Albers’s work, accompanying the first major exhibition on the artist in more than thirty years, features all aspects of his long, creative career. Beginning with Albers's time at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, the publication follows the artist to America and describes major themes of his work there as well as the importance of his frequent travels to Mexico. Paintings, prints, furniture, household objects, works in glass, photographs, and pre-Columbian sculptures are beautifully reproduced and discussed by a team of experts. The juxtaposition of Renaissance sculptures and icons with paintings by Albers underlines the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of his art, and Albers’s influence on 1960s Minimalist art is also explored. Including a comprehensive biography, the book convincingly demonstrates how this great artist transformed modern design by using line, color, surface, and space to challenge the perception of the viewer.

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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: 148538
Title: LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO : Picturing Mexico
Author: Weissberg, Stephanie ; Karen Cordero Reiman
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300238709
Record created on 03/29/18
Available November 2018
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 70 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This stunning and lyrical volume highlights the personal work of Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–1993), one of Mexico’s foremost photographers. Álvarez Bravo worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, portraitist, and educator and played a critical role in her country’s cultural renaissance. In the years following the Mexican Revolution, she captured a profoundly transformative moment for the country’s land, architecture, and people. She remains best known for these works and for her portraits of prominent modernists working in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Lola Álvarez Bravo delves into a lesser-known body of work, in which attention to pattern, light, and abstraction guides the artist’s depictions of urban and rural landscapes and their inhabitants. It also addresses her role in building and securing the legacy of the post-Revolutionary period, her dialogue with modernist photographers, and her place within the broader cultural sphere, offering new insight into the mutual influence she shared with prominent painters, filmmakers, and literary figures of her time.

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Item Number: 148717
Title: Genio e Maestria. Mobili ed Ebanisti alla Corte Sabauda tra Settecento ed Ottocento
Author: Annibaldi, Cesare ; Roberto Antonetto (et al)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788842224594
Record created on 04/18/18
Available May 2018
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Description: Torino: Allemandi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp., 162 color illus. Exhibition held at Venaria Reale, Torino.

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

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Item Number: 149079
Title: SIAH ARMAJANI : Follow This Line
Author: Davies, Clare ; Victoria Sung (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781935963196
Record created on 06/03/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Minneapolis-New York: Walker Art Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 448pp., 550 color, 250 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: In Tehran, children walking home from school would scrape their pencils against the walls, tracing their paths through the city and chanting "follow this line." Siah Armajani (born 1939) recounts that this simple gesture speaks to the desire to mark one's presence in space. Siah Armajani: Follow This Line asks visitors to follow the artist across a shifting terrain, first within the context of pre-revolution Iran, and later, postwar and present-day America. Though Armajani is best known today for his works of public art—bridges, gazebos, reading rooms—located across the United States and Europe, this groundbreaking exhibition argues for a thoughtful reexamination of his studio as the site of a rich and generative practice. His works engage a range of references: from Persian calligraphy to the manifesto, letter and talisman; from poetry to mathematical equations and computer programming; from the abstract expressionist canvas to American vernacular architecture, Bauhaus design and Russian constructivism. Published to accompany Armajani's first major US retrospective, this catalog is his most comprehensive publication to date. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, it offers new scholarship on his six-decade-long career and also includes previously unpublished texts. Contributions by Nazgol Ansarinia, Sam Durant, Barbad Golshiri and Slavs and Tatars speak to Armajani's influence on a younger generation of artists based in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

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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: $59.95
ISBN: 9789462582637
Record created on 01/09/18
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: 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
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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: 148174
Title: Da Ribera a Luca Giordano. Caravaggeschi e altri pittori della Fondazione Roberto Longhi e della Fondazione Sicilia
Author: Bandera, Maria Cristina
Price: $19.50
ISBN: 9788831711401
Record created on 02/20/18
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 64pp., 34 color plates. Exhibition held at Villa Zito, Palermo.

Summary: L'impegno della curatrice Maria Cristina Bandera, che da anni presenta mostre con finalità rigorose e con prestiti da importanti istituzioni internazionali, si concretizza in un prodotto editoriale decisamente interessante. I due aspetti necessari per apprezzare una mostra sono finalmente racchiusi in questa piccola pubblicazione. Da una parte il rigore e la scientificità che sempre contraddistinguono le pubblicazioni seguite dalla Fondazione Longhi, dall'altra la volontà che ogni visitatore possa godere di uno strumento capace, in pochi tratti narrativi, di disegnare l'artista e la sua opera. Una sorta di catalogo-guida, con un prezzo decisamente competitivo, che con tratto leggero fa emergere informazioni e scoperte che spesso non vengono colte nelle lunghe schede. Ogni artista è presentato da una breve ma attenta biografia mentre una scheda aggiornata e precisa dà conto di tutte le informazioni importanti dell'opera. "Le opere intendono offrire efficacemente un'esemplificazione degli orientamenti e degli obiettivi promossi e stimolati dalle opere del Merisi e dal significato storico della sua pittura" (Maria Cristina Bandera), dipinti di artisti attivi nell'Italia centromeridionale - da Valentin de Boulogne a Jusepe de Ribera, da Andrea Vaccaro a Mattia Preti a una Natura morta di pesci di Giovan Battista Recco per la prima volta esposta in una mostra. "Appare in una luce nuova, per certi versi sorprendente, la collezione di dipinti caravaggeschi della Fondazione Roberto Longhi" afferma Vittorio Sgarbi nella sua presentazione, e questo strumento che accompagna la mostra è complice di questa piacevole riscoperta.

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Item Number: 148676
Title: Dawn of a Nation : From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano
Author: Barbero, Luca Massimo
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788831729567
Record created on 04/15/18
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Description: Venice: Marsilio, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 352pp., ca. 200 illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze. English text.

Summary: A truly mesmerising exploration of art, politics and society in Italy from the 1950s to the protest years in the late ’60s, with eighty works of art by such masters as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto. The exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is bringing emblematic works of art together for the first time to form a display illustrating the effervescence of Italian culture after World War II, the years of the so-called “economic miracle” that marked a major transformation in Italian society, up until the fateful year of 1968. It was in this 20-year period that we see the development of a new vision of art reaching out into the contemporary world in an extraordinarily vibrant and inventive bust of creativity that spared neither style, material or form. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey setting out from the diatribe between Realism and Abstraction, continuing on to the triumph of Informal Art and leading through the images, gestures and figures of Pop Art in strident juxtaposition with the experimental vision of monochromatic painting, right up to the language of Arte Povera and of Conceptual Art.

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Item Number: 148763
Title: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Author: Buchhart, Dieter (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9782072801532
Record created on 04/25/18
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Description: Paris: Gallimard, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 320pp., 270 color illus. Exhibition held at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. English text.

Summary: In 2018 the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, will host exhibitons on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Egon Schiele, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both exhibitions will have the same curator, and will be held at the same time. The shows will illustrate exactly what it is that linked the two artists: line, and the use of expressive force. This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of the artist's most important masterpieces, sourced from interational museums and private collections. With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact. This Basquiat retrospective centres on the idea of Basquiat's unique energetic line, his use of words, symbols, and how he integrates collage in his paintings, sculptures, objects, and large-scale drawings. The catalogue includes texts by great authors, including Paul Schimmel who tells of his meeting with Basquiat in California; Francesco Pellizi who knew Basquiat well and has not written about him for a long time; and Okwui Enwezor who talks about the Afro American identity.

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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: 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: 148306
Title: The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù : BERNINI and His Age
Author: Wolk-Simon, Linda (ed) ; Christopher M.S. Johns
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780916101008
Record created on 03/13/18
Description: Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 639pp., 246 color images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù. Bernini and His Age is the most significant book available in any language on the Church of the Gesù in Rome-the mother church of the Society of Jesus. It is a permanent record of the landmark exhibition, mounted at the Fairfield University Art Museum (1 February - 19 May 2018), that featured artistic treasures, never before seen in the U.S., from the Gesù: Bernini's bust of St. Robert Bellarmine; Gaulli's monumental painted wood model of the apse; a gilt bronze altar sculpture by the versatile painter, draftsman and sculptor Ciro Ferri; the sumptuous jeweled cartegloria from the altar of St. Ignatius of Loyola; and the magnificent embroidered chasuble of the Gesù's great benefactor, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. These masterpieces were joined by more than fifty paintings, sculptures, rare books, precious objects, drawings, prints, and historical documents by Bernini, Domenichino, Gaulli, Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratta, and Andrea Pozzo, among other Italian baroque masters, on loan from U.S. museums and private collections. Richly illustrated with 246 color images, this volume tells the fascinating and intertwined stories of the Gesù's early history and splendid interior embellishment, together with the foundational chapters of the Society of Jesus. The narrative threads of these stories include the enviable patronage of the powerful Farnese family, who championed the cause of the new order and funded the building of the Gesù; the long and at times challenging campaign to suitably embellish its austere and barren interior and dedicate its principal altars; and the imperative to formulate a new imagery exalting and promoting the Order's founders, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, following their canonization in 1622. The catalogue of the works of art included in the exhibition is preceded by fourteen essays by an international team of specialists in Italian baroque sacred art and religious culture.

Contents: Greeting, Vincenzo D'Adamo, S.J., Rector of the Church of the Gesù, Rome ; Foreword, Philippe de Montebello Honorary Chair, Exhibition Committee ; Introduction, Linda Wolk-Simon ; The Jesuits' Engagement with the Arts - How Did It Happen?, John W. O'Malley, S.J. ; The Fortunes of the Society of Jesus - Ecclesia triumphans to Dominus ac Redemptor , Christopher M. S. Johns ; "The Finger of God Is Here" - The Farnese, the Jesuits, and the Gesù, Linda Wolk-Simon ; Instrument of Persuasion - The Façade of the Gesù, John Beldon Scott ; The Church of the Gesù in Rome and the First Phase of Its Decoration, Gauvin Alexander Bailey ; The Lost Monument to Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, Xavier F. Salomon ; The Honor of the Altar, the Fate of Cults - Jesuit Saints in Roman Churches (1670-1713), Evonne Levy ; Gian Paolo Oliva - The Forgotten Celebrity of Baroque Rome, Franco Mormando ; Joshua and the Jesuits - The Battle for the Apse of the Gesù, Louise Rice ; "Upon the Roof of Heav'n" - Giovanni Battista Gaulli's Dome, Pendentive, and Vault Frescoes at the Gesù, Christopher M. S. Johns ; The Triumph of the Name of Jesus - Evidence for the Evolution of the Nave Fresco in the Gesù, Betsy Rosasco ; Teatri sacri - Andrea Pozzo and the Quarant'ore at the Gesù, Andrew Horn ; The Altar of Aloysius Gonzaga in Sant'Ignazio in Rome - A Theater to a Jesuit Saint, Andrew Horn ; Catalogue of the Exhibition. (Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts, 17)

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Item Number: 148435
Title: HUMA BHABHA : We Come in Peace : The Roof Garden Commission
Author: Jhaveri, Shanay (et al)
Price: $9.98
ISBN: 9781588396464
Record created on 03/20/18
Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 64pp., 35 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Often described as “post apocalyptic,” the work of Pakistani sculptor Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) responds to the violence and turmoil in the world around her through depictions of anthropomorphic figures that often appear to be dismembered, melted, or dissected. This compact volume, accompanying a site-specific installation at the Metropolitan Museum’s Roof Garden, features an interview with the artist that provides new insight into her diverse influences. Essays discuss the impact of cinema and science fiction on Bhabha’s sculpture, explore art historical connections, and illuminate the artist’s process and oeuvre over the past 20 years. Like the installation, this book—the sixth in a series devoted to the Met’s Roof Garden Commissions—connects Bhabha’s contemporary practice to both art history and global current events.

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Item Number: 148348
Title: KARL BODMER : A Swiss Artist in America 1809–1893
Author: Bolz, Peter (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783858816009
Record created on 03/15/18
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Description: Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp., 114 color illus. Reprint of 2009 edition.

Summary: In May of 1832, Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809–93) set out with Maximilian, Prince of Wied, a German aristocrat and scientist, on a twenty-eight-month journey along the Ohio and Missouri Rivers. For Bodmer, the expedition resulted in more than four hundred watercolors and sketches of Native American people, landscapes, animals, and plants. Engravings of many of the images were subsequently used to illustrate Travels in the Interiors of North America, Prince Maximilian’s well-known historical account. Karl Bodmer is a homage to the great painter who captured for the rest of the world so many important natural details of early America. Presented here are all eighty-one engravings used to illustrate Maximilian’s book, as well as the original watercolors, sketches, and photographs of artifacts collected during the legendary passage. Bodmer’s detailed work is among the most important documents of Native American culture from that region. Almost all of these images are held today in public collections in the United States, including large collections at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.

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Item Number: 148177
Title: BOLDINI e De Nittis : Femminilità à la mode nella Parigi impressionista
Author: Enrico, Angelo ; Elisabetta Staudacher
Price: $48.50
ISBN: 9788884350596
Record created on 02/21/18
Description: Crocetta del Montello: Antiga, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 140pp., 118 color illus. Exhibition held at Quartiere Fieristico, Modena Fiere

Summary: Il volume mette a confronto i due più grandi peintres italiens sul tema della Femminilità, centrale nella loro opera e tra i più rappresentativi di un’epoca che leggeva nell’universo femmineo l’anima di un mutamento, il lento sfiorire di quel clima di raffinatezza, stanchezza del mondo ed esasperazione della moda di cui le donne erano protagoniste. Attraverso il corpo delle donne Boldini e De Nittis dipinsero il trapasso di un mondo reale o idealizzato, fuggente come uno sguardo sottratto al pittore. Quello che entrambi dipinsero non fu la bellezza, né la bellezza che sfiorisce; furono i sogni di un’eleganza in un mondo che stava per morire. Il catalogo intende ricostruire questo momento storico artistico e lo spirito del tempo attraverso un nucleo di opere di notevole importanza, alcune note, altre riscoperte, radunate grazie a un lungo lavoro di ricerca e di acquisizione non privo di circostanze fortuite, e raccontare la storia di uno dei capolavori di Giovanni Boldini, qui ribattezzato Pastello rosa.

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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: 148424
Title: Ashurbanipal : King of the World, King of Assyria
Author: Brereton, Gareth
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780500480397
Record created on 03/20/18
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 288pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition held at The British Museum, London.

Summary: In 668 BCE Ashurbanipal inherited the largest empire in the world, stretching from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. He ruled from his massive capital at Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, where temples and palaces adorned with brilliantly carved sculptures dominated the citadel mound, and an elaborate system of canals brought water to his pleasure gardens and game parks. Ashurbanipal, proud of his scholarship, assembled the greatest library in existence during his reign. Guided by this knowledge, he defined the course of the empire and asserted his claim to be ‘King of the World’. Beautifully illustrated, this book will feature images of objects excavated from all corners of the empire and will highlight the British Museum’s unrivalled collection of Assyrian reliefs, which bring to life the tumultuous story of Ashurbanipal’s reign: his conquest of Egypt, the crushing defeat of his rebellious brother, and his ruthless campaign against the Elamite rulers of southwest Iran.

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Item Number: 148483
Title: ADRIAEN BROUWER : Master of Emotions: Between Rembrandt and Rubens
Author: Lichtert, Katrien (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9789463726207
Record created on 03/22/18
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Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 224pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at MOU Museum, Oudenaarde. English text

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

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Item Number: 148144
Title: Dessiner d'apres les maitres : Poussin, Fragonard, Géricault…
Author: Brugerolles, Emmanuelle (ed) ; Olivier Bonfait
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9782840565451
Record created on 02/18/18
Description: Paris: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp. illus. Exhibition held at cabinet des dessins Jean Bonna, ENSBA, Paris.

Summary: 33 dessins aux approches et aux techniques variées (sanguine, pierre noire, lavis...), rendent compte de la force de ce rapport d’admiration et d’inspiration entretenu entre les grands artistes de divers générations, qu’il s’agisse d’études et de copies d’après d’illustres modèles ou d’emprunts mutuels. Ce propos ambitieux est abordé à travers le prisme des artistes de l’école française qui ont reçu, pour la plupart, leur formation au sein de cette institution. Dès la création de l’Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, l’étude des grands maîtres fait partie intégrante de l’enseignement, par le biais des conférences prononcées par les académiciens qui prônent les exemples de Raphaël, Nicolas Poussin et de l’école bolonaise, et notamment les frères Carrache. Les dessins exécutés par Eustache Le Sueur, Sébastien Bourdon ou Paul Baudry illustrent leur attachement à ces maîtres qui deviendront des références bien ancrées dans la tradition française. Ainsi, l’École d’Athènes et les Stanze de Raphaël ou les Sacrements de Poussin servirent abondamment de sources d’inspiration aux artistes de toutes générations, peintres ou sculpteurs. Il faut attendre le XIXe siècle pour que la terribilità du Jugement Dernier et la majesté des tombeaux des Médicis de Michel-Ange, séduisent les artistes français, qui en donneront des interprétations d’une puissance étonnante, à l’image des études de Théodore Géricault ou de celles de Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. L’école hollandaise n’est cependant pas oubliée, comme le montrent les interprétations d’après Rembrandt van Rijn, faites à l’occasion de la découverte de ses dessins ou de ses tableaux dans des collections particulières : l’étude d’homme nu de Charles-Nicolas Coypel ou L’enlèvement de Ganymède de Jean-Honoré Fragonard, d’une intensité graphique remarquable, en offrent des exemples saisissants. (Carnet d'études, 42)

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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
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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: 148780
Title: ALAN CAIGER-SMITH and the Aldermaston Legacy
Author: White, Jane
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781910807255
Record created on 04/26/18
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Description: Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 192pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Interviewing nearly 30 of the Aldermaston potters, many of whom have written some fascinating submissions about this incredible workshop. The book features a wonderful, previously unpublished, account from Geoffrey Eastop's memoirs, about how he came to Aldermaston and helped to establish the pottery with Alan Caiger-Smith in the mid 1950s. The book tells the story of the 51 years of the Aldermaston Pottery, through the words and experiences of as many of the potters as possible, whilst also chronicling Alan's own achievements over the decades. The images also play an important part in telling the story. The book also follows the subsequent careers of the potters, and tell how they went on to make a difference, and to sustain the maiolica tradition, all over the world. As there has never been a book published that has traced the career of this important figure or the life of the pottery, or the 60 people who worked and trained there, and there are very few photographic records of this lost way of working, this book will fill that gap in the history of 20th century studio pottery.

Contents: Chapter 1 - Alan Caiger-Smith; Chapter 2 - Early Days at Aldermaston and the Homer Street Connection (1955-1963); Chapter 3 - The Turning Point - The Wood-fired Kiln (1961-62); Chapter 4 - A Co-operative Workshop; Chapter 5 - Discovering Lustre (1975); Chapter 6 - Commissions and Exhibitions (1977-1985); Chapter 7 - The Closing Years and the Final Exhibition; Chapter 8 - A Different Way of Working (1993-2006); Chapter 9 - The Aldermaston Legacy; Conclusion by Alan Caiger-Smith; Appendix - Timeline, Potters and Marks.

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Item Number: 148244
Title: Radical Inventor: A Retrospective of ALEXANDER CALDER
Author: Grace, Anne ; Elizabeth Turner (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788874398287
Record created on 03/02/18
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Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 256pp., 250 color illus. Exhibition held at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Summary: American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) created a “new line” that was not simply an evolution of forms and styles. From the start, it was clear to all who witnessed him at work that he was doing something radically new. This book, published to accompany a major exhibition, shows how Calder’s work emerged from expectations of change in American popular culture. Twelve essays from major contributors explore how Calder, among the first college-trained artists, found techniques and inspiration in many disciplines and their development, including technology, engineering, architecture, physics, and astronomy. All these contributed to the development of his wire sculptures, mobiles, and stabiles, including his famous Circus. Superb photographs of more than 100 works and comparative illustrations guide readers through this innovative and unique path.

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Item Number: 148303
Title: William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum
Author: Campbell, Mungo
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780300236651
Record created on 03/13/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Yale Centre for British Art, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp., 275 illus. Exhibition to be held at The Hunterian, Glasgow.

Summary: William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition organised by the Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art, to celebrate the 2018 tercentenary of the Hunterian’s founder, Dr. William Hunter (1718–1783). This publication is the first in 150 years to assess the contribution made by Hunter, the Scottish-born obstetrician, anatomist, and collector, to the development of the modern museum as a public institution. Essays examine how Hunter gathered his collection to be used as a source of knowledge and instruction, encompassing outstanding paintings and works on paper, coins and medals, and anatomical and zoological specimens. Hunter also possessed ethnographic artifacts from Spain, the Middle East, China, and the South Pacific, and was an avid collector of medieval manuscripts and incunabula; these were all located within one of the most important “working” libraries of eighteenth-century London.

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Item Number: 148933
Title: CANALETTO 1697-1768
Author: Bozena, Anna Kowalczyk
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788836639328
Record created on 05/17/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Braschi, Rome. English edition.

Summary: Canaletto's name is inextricably linked to the vedute of Venice that played a key role in the "myth" of La Serenissima - images that met with instant, resounding success, sparking the imagination of British tourists on the Grand Tour. But Canaletto is so much more. He began making a name for himself as a painter at the same time as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, tackling his first vedute of Venice and capricci with the impetuous brushstrokes and dramatic lighting of a stage designer, as he had been in his youth. From the very start, Canaletto showed himself to be an indefatigable experimenter, constantly in search of new subjects, compositions, techniques and effects. He was a humble artisan, working ceaselessly; a supreme draughtsman and magnificent chronicler of city festivals; an inventor of stunningly exquisite capricci; an impetuous painter of Roman ruins, capable of infusing strokes of genius into the genre carried out in Rome by Giovanni Paolo Pannini. And, last but not least, a witness to eighteenth-century English civilization. 250 years after Canaletto's death, this volume studies about seventy works - both paintings and drawings - loaned by public and private collections from all over the world. Selected for their beauty as well as their significance along the artist's journey, they represent an in-depth, modernised investigation into his philosophy and method, his techniques and rapport with the reality he depicted. The works gathered here tell the life and creative skills of one of the greatest artists of eighteenth-century Europe, whose pictorial genius revolutionised the genre of the veduta, raising it to the same level as history and figure painting - indeed, elevating it to embody the scientific and artistic ideals of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Item Number: 149031
Title: Tudors to Windsors : British Royal Portraits
Author: Canadine, David
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781855147560
Record created on 05/27/18
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Description: London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 240pp., ca. 150 color images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery , London, embraces over 500 years of British history , more than 60,000 sitters and explores ideas of social change, power and influence. Arguably as powerful and influential as any individual are the heads of state and empire , whose portraits are among the most popular in th e Gallery's Collection. For the exhibition that accompanies this book, the portraits of kings, queens, statesmen and stateswomen featured will go on tour for the first time, providing international audiences with the opportunity to encounter these famous historical and contemporary personalities face to face. The publication traces major events in British history and examine s the ways in which royal portraiture has reflected individual sitters' personalities and wider social, cultural and historical chang e. Works are arranged chronologically in sections, each of which is prefaced by an introductory text and timeline providing context to the period in question. Particularly significant portraits from each period are ac companied by extended captions that pro vide key information o n the sitter and the artist . Tudors to Windsors also consider s how each dynasty has been perceived and interpreted subsequently, with reference to popular culture and contemporary sources. A number of fe atures on topics such as Royal Favourites, Royal Weddings, Satire, Royal s at War, and Royal Fashion and Jewellery provide insight s into particular aspects of royal portraiture and trends within the genre.

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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
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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: 148920
Title: CARAVAGE à Rome : Amis et ennemis
Author: Cappelletti, Francesca ; Pierre Curie
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9789462302303
Record created on 05/15/18
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Description: Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 192pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. French text.

Summary: In the autumn of 2018, the Musée Jacquemart-André and Culturespaces are holding an exhibition devoted to Caravaggio (1571–1610), a leading figure in 17th century Italian painting. Around ten masterpieces by the artist will exceptionally be brought together for this unique event. These extraordinary canvases from major Italian museums—such as the Galleria Nazionale in Palazzo Barberini and in Palazzo Corsini, the Galleria Borghese and the Musei Capitolini in Rome, the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, the Musei di Strada Nuova in Genoa, and the Museo Civico Ala Ponzone in Cremona—will retrace Caravaggio’s Roman period, from 1592 until he fled into exile in 1606. They will be complemented by the works of leading contemporary painters, such as Cavaliere d’Arpino, Annibale Carracci, Orazio Gentileschi, Giovanni Baglione, and José de Ribera, in order to highlight Caravaggio’s innovative genius and the artistic effervescence that reigned in the Eternal City at the time. The exhibition will focus on Caravaggio’s Roman period and the artistic circle in which he moved: as the most recent studies have shown, the painter maintained close relations with the contemporary intellectual circles in Rome. The exhibition will therefore look at Caravaggio’s links with the collectors and artists, and also the poets and scholars of his time—links that have never been highlighted in an exhibition. The exhibition will initially focus on life in Rome at the beginning of the seventeenth century, by looking at the artistic activity in the major workshops, in which Caravaggio began his career. It was during this period that Caravaggio met various figures who were to play a key role in his career: Marchese Giustiniani (1564–1637) and Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte (1549–1627). They became Caravaggio’s foremost patrons and he received many prestigious commissions from them. After looking at Caravaggio’s friends and supporters, the exhibition will focus on his enemies and rivals who were also part of the art scene in Rome at the time. Caravaggio—the painter did not want other artists to imitate his style, but this did in fact occur—sometimes clashed with his confrères during discussions, lawsuits, and even brawls...

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Item Number: 147315
Title: Dentro CARAVAGGIO
Author: Vodret, Rossella
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788857236070
Record created on 11/15/17
Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 320pp., 400 color illus., plus CD. 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: 148291
Title: MARY CASSATT : An American Impressionist in Paris
Author: Mathews, Nancy Mowll ; Pierre Curie (eds)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300236521
Record created on 03/12/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for Mercatorfonds, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., 170 illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. English text.

Summary: Acclaimed and beloved for her paintings of women and children in intimate, informal settings, Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists in Paris. Cassatt celebrated women in an age of rapid female advancement, and she explained her affinity for depicting children, saying they are “natural and truthful,” two of the qualities that her generation of artists was energetically pursuing. This beautiful book, edited by a preeminent Cassatt scholar, brings together more than sixty important works that span the entirety of Cassatt’s career. Included here are works across all media in which Cassatt worked—oils, pastels, drawings, and prints—as well as numerous documentary sources that combine to convey a full and nuanced account of Cassatt as an American artist in Paris. Some of these works, such as Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878) and Woman Bathing (1890–91) are familiar; others are from private collections and have been reproduced rarely, if ever. The result is a fresh look at Cassatt that reaffirms her importance to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, celebrates her resilience in the male-dominated worlds of French and American art, and demonstrates her ability to reconcile the different realms in which she lived and worked.

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Item Number: 149152
Title: ASLI CAVUSOGLU
Author: Bell, Natalie (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780985448585
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 26 x 23cm., pbk., 128pp., 88 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Accompanying her forthcoming New Museum solo exhibition, this book surveys the recent work of Turkish artist Asli Cavusoglu (born 1982), who works in media, including artists books, videos, photography and installations pursuing a commitment to exposing the untold histories and politics contained in objects, images and materials. Writer and curator Amy Zion contributes a monographic essay examining the prevailing concerns of Cavusoglu's practice, and artist Mariana Castillo-Deball reflects on shared interests in the social and political histories of pigment and the fields of archeology and science. Natalie Bell, Associate Curator at the New Museum, contributes an interview with the artist that explores her background and probes the philosophical and conceptual threads that run through her works.

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Item Number: 148212
Title: CECCO DEL CARAVAGGIO : The Penitent Magdalene, A Rediscovered Masterpiece
Author: Papi, Gianni ; Ferdinando Corberi (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978199988906
Record created on 02/27/18
Description: London: Trinity Fine Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., ca. 48pp. illus. English-Italian text. (Trinity Fine Art, Catalogue n., 40)
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Item Number: 148532
Title: VIJA CELMINS : To Fix the Image in Memory
Author: Garrels, Gary (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780300234213
Record created on 03/28/18
Available November 2018
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 272pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Best known for her striking drawings of ocean surfaces, begun in 1968 and revisited over many years both in drawings and paintings, Vija Celmins (b. 1938) has been creating exquisitely detailed renderings of natural imagery for more than five decades. The oceans were followed by desert floors and night skies—all subjects in which vast, expansive distances are distilled into luminous, meticulous, and mesmerizing small-scale artworks. For Celmins, this obsessive “redescribing” of the world is a way to understand human consciousness in relation to lived experience. The first major publication on the artist in twenty years, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume explores the full range of Celmins’s work produced since the 1960s—drawings and paintings as well as sculpture and prints. Scholarly essays, a narrative chronology, and a selection of excerpts from interviews with the artist illuminate her methods and techniques; survey her early years in Los Angeles, where she was part of a circle that included James Turrell and Ken Price; and trace the development of her work after she moved to New York City and befriended figures such as Robert Gober and Richard Serra.

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Item Number: 148548
Title: I giardini del duca : Luoghi di delizia dai Montefeltro ai Della Rovere
Author: Cerboni Baiardi, Anna (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788836639564
Record created on 03/30/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 200pp., 150 illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Urbino.

Summary: I duchi di Urbino hanno dimostrato un particolare interesse nei confronti del giardino, luogo fondamentale della vita e dell’estetica della corte, progettando in ogni loro residenza urbana e suburbana splendidi e differenti spazi all’aperto. Questo contributo consentirà di meglio comprendere lo sviluppo di un aspetto culturale che ha posto il ducato urbinate anche in questo campo all’altezza del confronto con le altre corti italiane del Rinascimento. Ci si renderà conto che lo sviluppo dell’idea di giardino è strettamente legata alle diverse personalità dei duchi ma anche delle duchesse che, come nel caso di Leonora Gonzaga o Lucrezia d’Este, hanno portato in questi luoghi l’esperienza di altri centri. Il volume intende accompagnare il lettore nella scoperta dei giardini ducali che non esistono più, come quelli perduti di alcune ville pesaresi o l’urbinate giardino di Santa Lucia, ma anche di rilanciare l’attenzione su realtà ancora fruibili come il giardino pensile del palazzo ducale di Urbino o i giardini dell’Imperiale e di villa Miralfiore a Pesaro. Per la prima volta vengono posti a confronto su questo tema alcuni tra i principali centri del ducato, dando vita a un percorso che prende avvio con i giardini di Urbino e di Gubbio, da dove tutto è cominciato, e prosegue con Fossombrone, Pesaro e Urbania; iniziando con Federico di Montefeltro (1422-1482) e concludendosi con l’ultimo duca, Francesco Maria II Della Rovere (1549-1631). Tutti i luoghi considerati hanno offerto il loro contributo alla storia del giardino formale all’italiana, dove la natura, organizzata secondo precisi schemi, restituisce il gusto delle diverse epoche.

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

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

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Item Number: 148658
Title: CLAGGETT : Newport’s Illustrious Clockmakers
Author: Fennimore, Donald L. ; Frank L. Hohmann III
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780300233797
Record created on 04/12/18
Available September 2018
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Pres, for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the Newport Historical Society, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 272pp., 321 illus. Exhibition to be held at the Newport Historical Society.

Summary: In the 18th century, Newport, Rhode Island, was home to some of the most skillful craftsmen in colonial North America. Among them were the clockmakers William Claggett (1694–1748), James Wady (d. 1759), and Thomas Claggett (1730–1797)—individuals whose surviving works became the best-known records of their lives. Although they flourished in an era widely considered as a golden age of prosperity in Newport, their stories remained elusive, with a few magnificent clocks the only testament to their place in pre-Revolutionary New England. Through a broad search of archival records and a hunt to locate and document not only the work of these artisans—featured here in stunning new photography—but also their interconnected lives, the authors offer a more accurate picture of these three men, their trade, and aspects of life in contemporary Newport. The resulting volume reveals their stories and extraordinary works: an important contribution to the history of masterful craftsmanship in Rhode Island.

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Item Number: 148396
Title: The Valois Tapestries of the Uffizi
Author: Cleland, Elizabeth (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300237061
Record created on 03/19/18
Available December 2018
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 96pp., 72 illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Featuring detailed scenes of court pageantry and life-size portraits of members of the French Valois dynasty woven in wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the Valois Tapestries are one of the most extravagant sets of hangings produced in the 16th century. The precise circumstances surrounding the tapestries’ commission and their arrival at the Medici court in Florence, as well as the significance of the specific scenes depicted, however, have eluded scholars for years. Presenting new research into the political maneuvering of the Valois and Medici courts and providing extensive physical analysis gathered during a recent cleaning of the tapestries, this volume offers brand new insight into why these magnificent works were made and what they represent.

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Item Number: 148411
Title: COLA DELL'AMATRICE da Pinturicchio a Raffaello
Author: Papetti, Stefano ; Luca Pezzuto (eds)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836639502
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition held at Piancoteca, Ascoli Piceno.

Summary: l volume intende rendere omaggio e restituire una visione completa ed esaustiva dell'arte di Nicolò Filotesio, meglio conosciuto come Cola dell'Amatrice, maestro dell'arte italiana del '500, che ad Ascoli ha lasciato un immenso patrimonio pittorico durante i suoi quarant'anni di permanenza. Attraverso i puntuali contributi critici e il ricco corredo iconografico, il volume ripercorre l'interno percorso artistico di Cola, che da Amatrice, città natale, si snoda in luoghi particolarmente emblematici, come l'Abbazia di Farfa lungo la Salaria, dove esegue le prime tavole, Roma, dove è presente nel 1513, e poi gli Appennini, l'Aquila, Perugia, Siena, Urbino. Le sue opere sono messe in dialogo con un corpus di capolavori - Raffaello, Pinturicchio, Perugino, Crivelli, Luca Signorelli, Pietro Vannini, Filippino Lippi - che testimoniano gli studi e le influenze sulle quali l'artista ha costruito il proprio universo creativo. Attraverso l'opera di Cola, il catalogo racconta la storia di una terra che fu un crocevia di scambi economici e culturali, e che, drammaticamente ferita dal sisma del 2016, ha dovuto affrontare questioni non secondarie legate al recupero e alla ricostruzione della memoria, e alla valorizzazione del suo grande patrimonio.

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Item Number: 147673
Title: COROT : peindre la figure humaine : The Painter and his Models
Author: Allard, Sebastien
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9782754114493
Record created on 12/18/17
Description: Paris: Hazan, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 192pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. French-English text.

Summary: Known above all for his landscapes and paving the way for the Impressionists, Corot was also a painter of figures. However, he kept this part of his production in the secret of his studio – these works were scarcely diffused during his lifetime to a few friends, merchants or collectors. The exhibition displays around sixty of these figure-based works, focusing mainly on portraits he made of his family and rarely seen nudes, from the most prestigious public and private collections in Europe and the United States. with the intention of exploring this relatively unknown side of the artist’s oeuvre. There will be masterpieces such as the famous Femme à la Perle (Woman With a Pearl), the Louvre’s Dame en Bleu (Lady in Blue), and the National Gallery’s impressive Italienne (Italian Woman), which was once held in the collection of the painter Lucian Freud, along with other works that are just as splendid but rarely seen, such as his nudes.

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Item Number: 148840
Title: CORREGGIO ritrovato : La Sant'Agata di Senigallia
Author: Adani, Giuseppe ; Claudio Paolinelli
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9788836639427
Record created on 05/01/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 64pp., 20 illus. Exhibition held at Palazzetto Baviera, Senigallia.

Summary: Questo piccolo – ma solo per dimensioni – capolavoro correggesco raffigurante Sant’Agata era arrivato a Senigallia nella seconda metà dell’Ottocento, portato in dono da un gentiluomo inglese al celebre medico Angelo Zotti (Imola 1833 - Senigallia 1884), luminare che gli salvò la vita. La tavola passò, attraverso diverse vicende ereditarie, in possesso di due nobili sorelle residenti a Fano. È qui che nel 2003 la vide Dario Fo, interpretando il volto della santa come un ritratto di Jeronima, moglie bellissima del Correggio, ed è proprio grazie all’attore premio Nobel che il dipinto venne restaurato e pubblicato, arrivando oggi a essere esposto al pubblico. Il volume è costruito per immagini e testi che raccontano il Correggio e che conducono, attraverso confronti stilistici e documentari, alla tavola con la Sant’Agata, dimostrando come l’espressione del viso della modella ritratta dall’artista sia stata poi impiegata, nelle sue peculiarità, in grandi e famose tele – sacre e profane – del “Pittor delle Grazie”.

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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 12/31/17
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: 148319
Title: CRANACH natürlich : Hieronymus in der Wildnis
Author: Meighörner, Wolfgang (ed)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9783709934272
Record created on 03/15/18
Description: Innsbruck: Haymon Verlag, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 263pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck.

Summary: Cranach d. Ä. (1472–1553), neben Dürer einer der bedeutendsten Maler seiner Zeit, hat sich wiederholt mit einem Thema beschäftigt: Hieronymus in der Wüste. Doch diese „Wüste“ ist ein erstaunlicher Ort. Cranach verwandelt sie in eine saftige Waldlandschaft, bevölkert von höchst realistischen Tieren und wunderlichen Fabelwesen. Ausgehend vom Meisterwerk „Hl. Hieronymus in der Einöde“, verortet die Ausstellung erstmals den Naturmaler Cranach im Spannungsfeld seiner Epoche. Naturwissenschaft und Symbolik gehen Hand in Hand und beziehen eine verblüffende Stellung zu Streitfragen des Reformationszeitalters. Im Begleitband zur Ausstellung befinden sich kultur- und kunstgeschichtliche Beiträge über Hieronymus als facettenreiche Leitfigur als auch theologische Artikel über den heiligen Hieronymus im 16. Jahrhundert. Der Band informiert über naturwissenschaftliche Identifikationen von Zoologie und Botanik in Cranachs Werken. Man kann über die symbolische Deutung der Vögel auf Cranachs Wiener Hieronymusbild lesen, sich über die Sprache der Natur in Cranachs Innsbrucker Hieronymusbild informieren und Antwort auf die Frage finden, wie sich die Einöde bei Cranach zu einem paradiesischen Wald entwickelt hat. Mit einem Vorwort des Herausgebers Wolfgang Meighörner sowie Beiträgen von Nils Büttner, Gábor Endrödi, Christian Hecht, Michael Hofbauer, Peter Morass, Dominic Olariu, Helena Pereña, Andreas Tacke, Michael Thalinger und Agnes Thum.

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Item Number: 148241
Title: All Too Human: Bacon, Freud, and a Century of Painting Life
Author: Crippa, Elena (ed)
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9781849765831
Record created on 03/02/18
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Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 224pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: All Too Human celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships, and their surroundings in the most intimate of ways—and features breathtaking works by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen pieces by contemporaries such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Despite vast differences in approach and style, the works included all capture the sensuous, immediate, and intense experience of life through the medium of paint. Published to accompany a major exhibition at Tate Britain in London, All Too Human not only demonstrates how this spirit was passed down by artists of the previous generation, such as Walter Sickert and David Bomberg, but also explores how contemporary artists continue to express the complex intangible realities of life in paint today.

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Item Number: 148716
Title: Color and Light : The Neo-Impressionist HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
Author: Frank, Frederic (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783791357737
Record created on 04/18/18
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 248pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Museum Barberini, Potsdam. English text.

Summary: Inspired by the work of Realist painters such as Gustave Courbet and Francois Bonvin, Henri-Edmond Cross’s earliest paintings were compositions in dark, somber colors. Following his involvement with the avant-gardist circle around Georges Seurat, he gradually adopted the Neo-Impressionist technique and began to develop a unique visual vocabulary. After his move to the Mediterranean coast in 1891, Cross’s palette became increasingly lighter, resulting in dazzlingly colorful landscapes, genre paintings, and compositions that are overlaid with mythological and allegorical allusions. This volume traces Cross’s artistic trajectory through all stages of his prolific career and situates his masterful approach to color and light within the broader context of the European avant-garde of his time. In addition, it examines the painter’s anarchist sympathies and the political dimensions of his depictions of utopian sceneries.

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Item Number: 148469
Title: Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
Author: Davoli, Silvia
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9781785511806
Record created on 03/22/18
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Scala, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 112pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Strawberry Hill, a fantasy gothic revival castle, was conceived and built by the influential art historian and antiquarian Horace Walpole (1717-1797) with his art collection in mind. For a new exhibition opening in October 2018 many pieces from his collection, which was dispersed at auction in 1842, will be reunited for the first time and displayed in their original settings within the castle. This beautifully illustrated accompanying book will describe the complex relationship between the house and its works of art, and allow a deeper understanding of the context and processes of Walpole's collecting and its relationship to the house.

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Item Number: 148919
Title: GASPAR DE CRAYER (1582-1669) : Entre Rubens et Van Dyck
Author: Vezillier, Sandrine ; Hans Vlieghe
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789461614537
Record created on 05/15/18
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 208pp., 135 illus. Exhibition held at Musée de Flandre, Cassel. French text

Summary: Gaspar de Crayer né à Anvers en 1584 et mort à Gand en 1669 fut considéré comme un artiste éminent. avant d'être oublié par le XIXe siècle. Son style pourtant fut comparé par Cornelis de Bie à la splendeur picturale de Rubens et à l'extrême distinction de Van Dyck. L'exposition témoignera de son talent en présentant des ouvres issues de collections prestigieuses. Pour la première fois, on pourra admirer le Portrait de Philippe IV d'Espagne du Metropolitan Museum de New York aux côtés de celui du Palacio de Viana à Madrid.

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