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Item Number: 149617
Title: TERRY ADKINS : Infinity Is Always Less Than One
Author: Moreno, Gean ; Alex Gartenfeld
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780996690638
Record created on 10/13/18
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Description: Miami: Institute of Contemporary Art (distr.) Duke University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 200pp., 135 color illus. Exhibition held at ICA Miami.

Summary: One of the great conceptual artists of the twenty-first century, Terry Adkins (1953–2014) was renowned for his pioneering work across mediums, from sculpture, drawing, and site-specific installation to photography, video, and performance. Terry Adkins: Infinity is Less Than One accompanies the first institutional posthumous exhibition of Adkins's sculptural production. While Adkins is often recognized for his musical and performative practice, this exhibition focuses on his complex memorials and monuments to historical figures. The exhibition showcases four of his major series, dedicated to four distinct figures: Bessie Smith, John Brown, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jimi Hendrix. These series are presented alongside a group of early sculptures to reveal the development of the Adkins's mature practice. The exhibition highlights Adkins's crucial contributions to sculpture and to cultural protest, featuring major works that have not been viewed in decades. It explores significant periods and influences in Adkins's career, beginning with transitional hand-wrought sculptures and continuing with his major immersive installations. His often elegiac and always resonant objects challenge dominant historical narratives and prompt a rethinking of ways of being and moving in the world that are shaped by the legacies of displacement and the sociability and community that happen despite it. Adkins's work also enlarges the historical legacies of the postwar avant-garde while reminding us of the immaterial legacies that are passed on through ritual and sound.

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Item Number: 149465
Title: AFRO
Author: Rylands, Philip (ed)
Price: $112.00
ISBN: 9788899534608
Record created on 08/28/18
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Description: Firenze: Forma Edizioni, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 276pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: Catalogue of the first retrospective of Afro Libio Basaldella, better known as Afro. The exhibition, at the Tornabuoni Art Gallery in Paris, shows works ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s. It includes a room completely dedicated to the preparatory sketches for his large fresco,The Garden of Hope, created in 1958 for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His link with American Abstract Expressionism was analysed in the catalogue by Barbara Drudi of the Accademia di Firenze, and thanks to the curatorship of Philip Rylands. Afro Libio Basaldella (Udine, 1912 - Zurich, 1976) was perhaps the most renowned member of the Friuli Avant-garde Movement, which influenced his approach towards a more Expressionist sense of painting that had always been based on traditional Venetian Colourism. In the 1940s, Afro joined the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, and following a visit to the United States, he joined the Gruppo degli Otto, with whom he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1952. Although in certain aspects his style seemed similar to American Action Painting, his harmonious tonal modulation and later research into abstract shapes and forms produced intellectually sophisticated results.

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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
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: 149272
Title: LAURENT AMIOT : Canadian Master Silversmith
Author: Villeneuve, Rene
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781773270418
Record created on 07/06/18
Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades. This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot’s contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.

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Item Number: 149527
Title: Louis-Philippe et Versailles
Author: Bajou, Valerie (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782757213612
Record created on 09/11/18
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Description: Paris: Somogy, Château de Versailles, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 434pp., 270 illus. Exhibition catalogue. Contents - Une Nouvelle Dynastie - Louis-Philippe héritier de l'Ancien Régime? ; Les Orléans entre le Palais-Royal et Versailles ; Des Penthièvre aux Orléans - l'héritage de Louis-Philippe ; L'éducation des princes d'Orléans entre le chevalier Bonnard et madame de Genlis - Représenter la Révolution et l'exil ; Entre le roman d'apprentissage et le Grand Tour ; Le séjour en Angleterre et les amitiés anglaises. - Du prince au roi ; Le roi et sa famille. Les deux femmes de Louis-Philippe ; "Quoique Parce que" ; Expositions d'une histoire immédiate - les alliances dynastiques au musée ; François Gérard et Louis-Philippe ; L'entente cordiale. Le Gout de Louis-Philippe - Louis-Philippe collectionneur ; L'art classique comme objet de collection - Louis-Philippe et la peinture française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles ; Le Palais-Royal, contre-pouvoir artistique sous la Restauration ; Géricault avec et sans Louis-Philippe ; L'orageuse mémoire ; "Une singulière aventure". La Galerie espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre. - Louis-Philippe chez lui - espace privé et espace public ; Le Palais-Royal de 1814 à 1831 - une résidence princière ; Une politique d'encouragement aux arts utiles - les achats de Louis-Philippe aux expositions des produits de l'industrie ; L'ameublement des demeures du domaine privé - le chateau de Neuilly ; La transformation du chateau d'Eu en résidence royale ; Louis-Philippe et le chateau de Pau ; Jean Vatout, fidèle et ombrageux collaborateur de Louis-Philippe. Versailles Ancien et Moderne - De la résidence au musée ; Versailles - un chantier pas comme les autres ; Frédéric Nepveu, architecte au service de Louis-Philippe ; Louis-Philippe et Fontaine - le roi et l'architecte ; La restauration et l'aménagement de l'ancienne résidence royale ; La chambre de Louis XIV - Louis-Philippe et la fleur de lys ; Le chantier de Versailles ; Louis-Philippe à Trianon. - Les Galeries Historiques ; Le temps de l'histoire de France - de Versailles à Saint-Denis ; L'État, c'est nous ; Louis-Philippe parmi les historiens ; Une certaine idée de l'histoire de France ; "Napoléon chez Louis XIV" ; Louis-Philippe et la conservation du patrimoine artistique. - Les salles d'Afrique ; La conquête de l'Algérie au chateau de Versailles ; L'orientalisme d'Horace Vernet ; Le programme iconographique des salles d'Afrique. Le Musee de Versailles et la Monarchie de Juillet - L'inauguration ; Versailles, le 10 juin 1837 ; Le spectacle du 10 juin 1837 ; Un palais de marbre rehaussé d'or ; Les Galeries Historiques de Charles Gavard, l'autre chantier de Versailles. - Le fonctionnement du musée ; La cour, des Tuileries à Versailles - le voyage à Versailles, obligation de la cour ; Un palais-musée au quotidien ; Musique et théatre à Versailles sous la monarchie de Juillet ; Théatre et musique chez les Orléans ; Louis-Philippe et le musée du Louvre. - Le parc de Versailles ; "De magnifiques jardins reverdissant après un hiver d'un siècle." - La réception de Versailles ; Versailles dans la presse sous la monarchie de Juillet ; L'héritage d'un roi constructeur.
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Item Number: 149532
Title: I Macchiaioli
Author: Bartolena, Simona
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788857239736
Record created on 09/14/18
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 104pp., 85 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Meridiana, Genova.

Summary: Nella seconda metà dell’Ottocento Firenze è una delle capitali culturali più attive in Europa, vero e proprio punto di riferimento per molti intellettuali provenienti da tutta Italia. Intorno ai tavoli di un caffè cittadino, il Caffè Michelangelo, si riunisce un gruppo di giovani artisti accomunati dallo spirito di ribellione verso il sistema accademico e dalla volontà di dipingere dal vero, secondo nuovi criteri di rappresentazione della realtà: sono Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori, Vincenzo Cabianca, Cristiano Banti, Raffaello Sernesi, Odoardo Borrani, Giuseppe Abbati, Silvestro Lega… i futuri “macchiaioli”. Sull’esempio della scuola di Barbizon, i pittori macchiaioli escono a dipingere en plein air, trasformando radicalmente l’idea di pittura di paesaggio e anticipando, per molti aspetti, le ricerche degli impressionisti francesi. Ma la loro azione di rinnovamento dell’arte italiana si estende anche ad altri generi pittorici: loro campi di sperimentazione sono il soggetto storico e quello tratto dalla vita quotidiana.

In pieno Risorgimento, in un periodo straordinario per la storia italiana, i macchiaioli sovvertono le consuetudini artistiche, accendendo una rivoluzione che si rivelerà fondamentale per la nascita della pittura moderna. Pubblicato a corredo della mostra autunnale genovese, il volume racconta, attraverso oltre cinquanta opere dei principali protagonisti del movimento – da Telemaco Signorini a Giovanni Fattori, da Vincenzo Cabianca e Silvestro Lega –, le caratteristiche e l’evoluzione di questo nuovo linguaggio pittorico, fondamentale per la nascita della pittura moderna.

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Item Number: 149604
Title: BARTOLOME BERMEJO
Author: Molina Figueras, Joan (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788484805090
Record created on 10/09/18
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Description: Madrid: Museo nacional del Prado, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 248pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English edition.

Summary: Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501) is one of the most surprising and fascinating painters of the fifteenth century in the Iberian Peninsula. Adapting the new pictorial model established by the Flemish masters to his own needs, he combined a painstaking naturalistic technique with an extraordinary ability to reinterpret traditional themes and compositions. These skills are apparent in the nearly thirty works that make up his small but select corpus, which have been brought together for the first time in an exceptional exhibition organised by the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. This book, published on the occasion of the exhibition, presents the results of the research carried out over a period of more than three years by a group of specialists. Their work in archives, libraries and restoration centres and, of course, their first-hand examination of the pictures themselves have enabled them not only to put together a new catalogue raisonné for this Spanish artist but also to reveal new aspects of his personality, painting technique and iconographic contributions. In order to appeal to a wide and varied audience ranging from specialists to art lovers, the texts are written in a rigorous but engaging style and are accompanied by a rich assortment of attractive illustrations that attest to Bermejo’s mastery as a painter. In short, the book is designed to help readers learn about and enjoy the work of a truly brilliant painter who is still little known to the public at large. The texts are by Joan Molina Figueras, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Javier Ibáñez Fernández and Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez.

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Item Number: 149597
Title: Naissance de la sculpture gothique : Saint-Denis, Paris, Chartres (1135-1150)
Author: Berne, Damien ; Philippe Plagnieux
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782711870776
Record created on 10/04/18
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Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 272pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at musée de Cluny, Paris. French text.

Summary: While a new art of building was supplanting Romanesque architecture, its associated sculptural style was spreading throughout the Île-de-France region, between around 1135 and 1150. This early Gothic sculpture was not limited to the emblematic portals adorned with column-statues, as new models circulated and new forms of expression were explored. An unprecedented virtuosity in the cutting and carving of stone allowed for infinite variations on ornamental themes shared with illuminations and stained-glass windows, wonderfully illustrating refined detail work, a sense for narration and a marked taste for the monumental. This represented a clear break from the earlier Romanesque traditions of the Paris region. Thanks to this exceptional assembly of column-statues from the Chartres Royal Portal and vestiges of those from the western portals of the Suger Abbey in Saint-Denis, as well as other sculptural testimonials of this period’s abundant experimentation and inspiration (the Sainte-Anne Portal of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Saint-Denis Cloister, etc.), visitors will be able to observe – some nine centuries later – the birth of a whole new artform.

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

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

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Item Number: 149385
Title: Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
Author: Besaw, Mindy N. (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781682260807
Record created on 08/01/18
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Description: Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 200p. illus. Exhibition held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville.

Summary: Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opening this October, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts. This accompanying book documents and expands on the histories and themes of this exciting exhibition. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings—from the 1950s onward—by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large.

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Item Number: 149243
Title: Rencontres à Venise Étrangers et Vénitiens dans l'art du XVIIème siècle
Author: Borean, Linda ; Stefania Mason (eds)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788836638734
Record created on 06/29/18
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 288pp., 170 illus. Exhibition held at Musee Fesch, Ajaccio

Summary: Venise au XVIIe siècle devient le théâtre où circulent des artistes d’origines géographiques diverses, chacun avec son apport personnel au développement d’une école profondément hétérogène, caractérisée par l’osmose d’énergies locales et étrangères. Ce sont ces « rencontres » qui donnent naissance à l’originalité de la culture artistique du Seicento vénitien. Le fil conducteur de l’ouvrage est justement la confrontation et les connections entre les maîtres locaux et les étrangers : de Francesco Maffei à Pietro Liberi, du Génois Bernardo Strozzi au Florentin Sebastiano Mazzoni, du Flamand Giusto Le Court au Hongrois Michele Fabris, pour n’en citer que quelques-uns. Il est possible d’explorer les échanges entre les artistes et le succès particulier de certains sujets qui semblent attirer l’attention des commanditaires : visions extatiques, héros ou héroïnes tirés de la Bible et de l’Antiquité, portraits et autoportraits, allégories, thèmes macabres ou privilégiant la mort violente. Le choix des œuvres (plus de soixante en comptant peintures, sculptures, dessins) reflète une transformation cruciale qui a eu lieu à Venise au XVIIe siècle dans le milieu artistique : c’est-à-dire, la réduction des commandes publiques (surtout de la part de l’État) et l’augmentation parallèle de la production de tableaux et de sculptures « de chambre » destinée au collectionnisme privé et à un marché qui commence à prendre des proportions internationales. Les œuvres choisies, parmi lesquelles certaines n’ont encore jamais été exposées, proviennent de Venise, mais surtout des musées français, qui possèdent de nombreux témoignages de grande qualité d’artistes vénitiens de l’époque baroque.

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Item Number: 149618
Title: SEBASTIEN BOURDON, peintre protestant ?
Author: Imbert, Anne ; Philippe Luez
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9782711870721
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 25cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition held at Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux

Summary: Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne, dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Bourdon est un des rares artistes réformés à être présenté comme tel, dès la fin du XVIIe siècle, et plus encore au cours du XIXe siècle dans une vision d’antagonisme voire d’affrontement plus conforme au contexte des années qui précèdent la révocation de l’édit de Nantes. Pourtant la période d’apaisement qui suit l’édit de grâce de Nîmes (1629) permit l’épanouissement d’une importante colonie d’artistes réformés à Paris. Forts d’une tradition picturale en plein essor depuis le XVIe siècle dans les communautés luthériennes d’Europe du Nord, natures mortes, scènes de genre ou portraits, mais soucieux de pouvoir bénéficier des importantes commandes religieuses, nombreux furent ces artistes protestants qui exécutèrent d’importantes commandes pour les églises parisiennes ou les oratoires privés.

Comme tous ses coreligionnaires, Sébastien Bourdon se plie aux exigences de commanditaires catholiques afin de poursuivre en France une carrière conforme à son talent et à ses aspirations. Au sein d’une abondante production, la suite des Oeuvres de miséricorde constitue un ensemble à part qui permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux d’une représentation religieuse pour un artiste calviniste comme Sébastien Bourdon. A travers sept scènes tirée de l’Ancien Testament, Sébastien Bourdon fonde une série ambitieuse aujourd’hui trop méconnue, qu’il peignit et grava lui-même. Ces oeuvres de miséricorde, comme de trop nombreuses oeuvres de Bourdon, ont connu un destin difficile. Sans avoir été détruites comme la décoration de l’Hotel de Bretonvilliers, que Bernin lui-même admira, les sept tableaux passèrent rapidement en Grande-Bretagne où l’art de Bourdon était particulièrement apprécié, en témoigne le nombre de ses ouvrages encore présents dans les collections britanniques. Achetées par John Ringling pour son musée de Sarasota, ils étaient réputés ruinés et l’intérêt se concentra sur les gravures dont la réputation avait, elle, traversé les siècles. Cette suite de sept planches, gravées par l’artiste, constituent à elles seules une seconde création. Leur étude permet de comprendre le sens de la série à la fois testament artistique du recteur de l’académie royale de peinture dans un hommage revendiqué à Nicolas Poussin, testament spirituel d’un croyant profondément attaché à son église et quête d’un protecteur pour la communauté réformée française en la personne de Colbert au moment où Louis XIV prend les premières mesures contre la religion prétendue réformée.

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

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

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Item Number: 149464
Title: ANTONIO CALDERARA : Painting Infinity
Author: Frigeri, Flavia ; Nicholas Logsdail
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780947830663
Record created on 08/28/18
Description: London: Lisson Gallery, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 88pp., 22 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Painting Infinity illustrates a decisive moment in the career of Italian painter Antonio Calderara (1903–78). Key works are featured from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, highlighting Calderara's shift from figuration to abstraction while retaining the soft bright colors of his native Northern Italy.

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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
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: $65.00
ISBN: 9783777431338
Record created on 05/21/18
Available January 2019
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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 (eds)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9789462302303
Record created on 05/15/18
Description: Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 199pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. French text.

Contents: P. Curie, De Merisi à Caravage - Caravage avant Rome ; F. Cappelletti, Caravage à Rome, au-dela de la chronique. Peinture, amitie et jalousie au debut du Seicento ; M.C. Terzaghi, Caravage à Rome, Notes pour un parcours ; A. Brejon de Lavergnee, La connaissance de Caravage en France à l'epoque des rois Henri IV et Louis XIII ; Catalogue - Le theatre des tetes coupees - Musique et nature morte - Peindre d'apres le modele vivant - Les contemporains - Images de la meditation - Visages de Rome au debut du Seicento - La Passion du Christ, un theme caravagesque - La fuite.

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Item Number: 149494
Title: Langres a la Renaissance
Author: Caumont, Olivier (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782354751357
Record created on 09/06/18
Description: Vaux: Serge Domini Éditeur, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 416pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Musée d'art et d'histoire, Langres.

Contents: Introduction Historique - Langres et le pays langrois durant la premiere moitie du XVI siecle - politique et institutions - Langres et le pays langrois durant la seconde moitie du XVI siecle, politique et guerres de Religion - Langres, une 'bonne ville' aux margies orientales du royaume - L'Eglise et la vie religieuse a Langres au XVI siecle - La vie intellectuelle a Langres - L'Antiquite revelee - Element de monument funeraire - La constitution des collections Renaissance des musees de Langres. L'Architecture militaire - La modernisation de la place forte royale au XVI siecle (La translation des reliques de siant Mammes) - La fortification en Europe autour de 1500, un survol - Sur les artifices de feu & autres inventions de Joseph Boillot. L'Architecture civile et Religieuse - Architecture et décor a langres a la Renaissance - L'hotel de Rose, rececouverte d'un décor de la premiere Renaissance a Langres (Element de boiserie de plafond) - La chapelle a'Amoncourt, une oeuvre canonique? (Caisson sculpte du second claveau sud de l'arc doubleau oriental) - Le pavement de la chapelle d'Amoncourt (1551) - La musique sur le pavement de la chapelle d'Amoncourt (Partition de tenor et Tete de putto canephore) - Le jube de la cathedrale de Langres, du mythe a la realite - Pour une reconsititution archeologique du jbe de la cathedrale de Langres - Les demeures urbaines de Langres a la Renaissance - Le chateau de Pailly - Une roi, une foi, une ville Entrees solennelles et recueils d'emblemes. La Sculpture - La statuaire en pays langrois au debut du XVI siecle - La sculpture troyenne a Langres et dans ses environs au debut du XVI siecle - La Vierge et Saint Jean du jube de la cathedrale Saint-Mammes a Langres - L'atelier de Saint-Mammes, Une production sculptee de la seconde moitie du XVI siecle a Langres. La Peinture - La peinture a Langres au XVI siecle (Biographie de Jacques Prevost: vers 1505-vers 1580, Biographie de Pierre Tassel: 1521-1592). Les Arts Graphiques - Jean Duvet, de l'orfevre au graveur, de Dijon a Langres - Jean Duvet, la reserve et l'eloquence - La Suite de la licorne, 'le narrateur examplaire' - Jean Duvet et l'inscription du mois dans l'oeuvre grave - L'accord discordant des betes, our le reve de paix de Joseph Boillot - Pierre Woeiriot (1531/1532 - 1599) et Langres, Voisinage et sympathies. Les Arts Decoratifs - L'orfevrerie a Langres et dans ses environs au XVI siecle - La courtellerie langroise a la Renaissance - La tenture de la Vie de saint-Mammes de la cathedrale de Langres - Le vitrail a Langres a la Renaissance. Le Livre - Enluminure et commande de manuscrits enlumines - Le commerce du livre a Langres au XVI siecle, un secteur economique dynamique? Le Theatre, La Musique et la Danse - Guillaume Flamang 1455?-1540? - Danser a Langres au XVI siecle - L'Orchesographie, un reflet de la societe langroise - La vie quotidienne d'un enfant musicien a Langres au XVI siecle. Conclusion Generale - Renaissance, art et humanisme a Langres.

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Item Number: 149333
Title: Stadium : A Building that renders the Image of a City
Author: Celedon, Alejandra ; Stephannie Fell (eds)
Price: $39.00
ISBN: 9783038601081
Record created on 07/20/18
Description: Zurich: Park Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 52 color, 59 b&w illus. English-Spanish text.

Summary: “Stadium” is the theme chosen for the Chilean Pavilion at the Sixteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The intent is to capture the story of the National Stadium in Santiago—both a building and a city for a day. On September 29, 1979, 40,000 families filled the stadium’s seats; around 250,000 people from all over the country’s capital. The occasion was the signing of documents that transformed these people into proprietors. Prior to the event, the press circulated a list of names of the people summoned to the stadium — beneficiaries of “Operación Sitio,” a public housing program — together with a plan that showed the stadium subdivided into boroughs. This book tells the dual story of the stadium and the exhibition at the Chilean Pavilion, interwoven with the Architecture Exhibition’s broad theme of “Freespace.” The book is organized into four chapters, each featuring short essays and illustrations, including drawings, plans, and photographs. In the making of the exhibition, the stadium’s floorplan no longer demarcates the stands but visualizes another city marginalized from its center. Each section is extruded as a block, engraved with the urban fabric of the fragment of the city from which it originates. A timely contribution to a continuing conversation, Stadium will be welcomed by architects, urban planners, and those who provide housing. (La Biennale di Venezia - 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura)

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Item Number: 149238
Title: Imaging Text : French Drawings for Book Illustration from The Horvitz Collection
Author: Clark, Alvin L., Jr ; Elizabeth M. Rudy
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780991262533
Record created on 06/29/18
Description: Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 76pp., 66 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, and the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota.

Summary: Created between the 16th and 19th centuries, and ranging from mythological and biblical studies to more playful imagery, the 80 works included in the exhibition vary in terms of style, genre, and period. Captured in crisp and swift pen strokes, finely modulated chalk, or brilliant colors, these captivating compositions were produced by some of the most prominent artists of their time, such as Charles Le Brun (1619 – 1690), Charles-Nicolas Cochin, the younger (1715 – 1790), and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 – 1806).

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Item Number: 149169
Title: DAN COLEN : Sweet Liberty : Newport Street Gallery Installation
Author: Hirst, Damien ; Annie Godrey Larmon
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781906967871
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: London: Other Criteria, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 176pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: American artist Dan Colen (1979) emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Drawing on graffiti and vernacular culture as artistic influences in his paintings and installations, and living legendarily hard, Colen was described by The Guardian as the "bad boy of post-pop New York." Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, Colen's art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art. Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty, published to accompany Colen's solo exhibition at Newport Street Gallery in London, spans 15 years of the artist's career, including new works, and includes large-scale installation images of the exhibition. The book features a foreword by Damien Hirst and an essay by curator Annie Godfrey Larmon.

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Item Number: 149185
Title: Classic Beauties | Artists, Italy, and the esthetic ideals of the 18th century
Author: Coppens, Thera ; Arnon Grunberg (et al)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789078653745
Record created on 06/20/18
Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Hermitage, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Europe was enthralled by the archaeological excavations then taking place in Italy. Artists and young aristocrats from across the continent travelled there to see the country’s classical Roman and trendsetting contemporary art for themselves. The ‘Grand Tour’ often lasted many months. Among those who made it were Goethe and the ‘Count and Countess of the North’ (the later Russian Tsar Paul I and his wife). In Rome, they met renowned artists like Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert, Angelica Kauffmann and – most famous of all – Antonio Canova. In short, all the great names of eighteenth-century Neoclassicism. Classic Beauties allows readers to share the adventures of the ‘Grand Tourists’ and meet the leading Neoclassical artists of the day. Their accounts and the book’s many illustrations, both of works of art and of contemporary tourist attractions, paint a vivid picture of a period in which the quest for classical beauty and the ideal nude was at the forefront of people’s minds.

Contents: Noble Simplicity and Youthful Grace ; Journey into Classicism ; Neoclassicism at the End of the Eighteenth Century ; Pompeo Batoni ; Anton Raphael Mengs ; Hubert Robert ; The Quest for Ideal Beauty ; The Count and Countess of the North- A Journey through Europe ; The Visit to the Dutch Republic by the Count and Countess of the North ; Revelling in the Beauties of the South ; Angelica Kauffmann ; Antonio Canova ; Catalogue.

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Item Number: 149373
Title: VICTORIA CROWE : Beyond Likeness
Author: MacMillan, Duncan
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781911054221
Record created on 07/31/18
Description: Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 96pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Victoria Crowe is one of Britain’s most vital and original figurative painters. Here, Duncan Macmillan explores the exceptional skill of this remarkable artist’s portraits and Victoria Crowe, herself, contributes many insightful accounts of her own thoughts and perceptions as each work developed. This book also tells Crowe’s own story – both professional and personal – through her art. She has developed an approach to portraiture that seeks to do more than record the outward appearance of a person: she aims to represent something of the inner life. With 80 illustrations, the portraits include the artist’s family, composer Ronald Stevenson, pioneer medical scientist Dame Janet Vaughan, poet Kathleen Raine, actor Graham Crowden, psychiatris Professor Sir Peter Higgs and many others.

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

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

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

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Item Number: 149471
Title: Vatican Chapels
Author: Dal Co, Francesco (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788891820259
Record created on 08/29/18
Description: Milan: Electa, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 372pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: This unique publication, catalogue of the Holy See Pavilion at the XVI International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, presents ten chapels designed by ten of the most important contemporary architects whose work was inspired by the "chapel in the forest" built in the Stockholm Cemetery, in 1920, by the famous architect Gunnar Asplund. The chapel is defined as a place of orientation, encounter, and meditation created in a natural setting of a vast woodland and regarded as a metaphor of the pilgrimage of life. In light of this, the architects of the Holy See Pavilion have worked without following the commonly recognized reference models, as the number and variety of the projects presented illustrates. (La Biennale di Venezia - 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura)

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

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

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

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

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

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Item Number: 149573
Title: ROBERT DELAUNAY and the City of Lights
Author: Chicha-Castex, Celine (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783868288858
Record created on 09/26/18
Description: Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 103 color, 29 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Kunsthaus Zürich. English text.

Summary: Robert Delaunay and The City of Lights recognizes Delaunay’s unwavering commitment to color in painting to convey form, depth, light and movement, while highlighting how the modern metropolis of Paris often provided the inspiration for his imagery and pictorial research. In addition to presenting works from of his most famous series of paintings, such as that of the Eiffel Tower, the book also includes portraits Delaunay made of his artistic milieu during the 1920s. Portraits of the poets Philippe Soupault, Tristan Tzara, and several fashionable socialites, wearing ensembles designed by the artist Sonia Terk-Delaunay, are shown. The newly commissioned texts allow the reader to experience the wide-ranging and prescient nature of Robert Delaunay’s work – exploring the significant themes of movement, technology, sport, and advertising that were to preoccupy him throughout his career.

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Item Number: 149566
Title: MARCELLIN DESBOUTIN (1823-1902) : À la pointe du portrait
Author: Feret, Romuald ; Dominique Lobstein (et al)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9782878442533
Record created on 09/24/18
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Description: Dijon: Faton, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 200pp., ca. 200 illus. Exhibition held at musée Anne-de-Beaujeu de Moulins.

Summary: Aujourd’hui, Marcellin Desboutin est avant tout connu par les portraits que firent de lui Edgar Degas et Édouard Manet. Homme de grande culture, admirateur de Rembrandt, ouvert aux courants artistiques modernes, peintre-poète autant que peintre-graveur, Desboutin apparaît comme un artiste de contrastes, insaisissable et singulier. Avec plus de deux cents illustrations, pour la plupart inédites, cette monographie se propose de mieux cerner la vie romanesque d’un Bourbonnais devenu un grand seigneur à Florence, puis un artiste sans le sou à Montmartre, avant de recevoir la Légion d'honneur pour son œuvre. Grâce à lui, nous rencontrons les personnalités de la bohème parisienne, milieu dont il fut une figure incontournable.

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Item Number: 149367
Title: Auferweckung am Arno : CIRO FERRIS "Wunder des hl. Zenobius"
Author: Swoboda, Gudrun ; Ina Slama
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9783990201763
Record created on 07/27/18
Description: Wien: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 26pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. German text.

Summary: The Kunsthistorisches Museum is showing The Miracle of Saint Zenobius, a little-known masterpiece by the versatile artist Ciro Ferri (Rome, 1633-1689). Ferri was the most important pupil and collaborator of Pietro da Cortona, one of the inventors of the Roman High Baroque. This versatile painter, sculptor and producer of architectural drawings worked mainly in Rome, Florence and Bergamo, where he greatly influenced young artists. Recent research has revealed that Ferri’s monumental picture boasts a highly prestigious provenance: it was painted for Principe Leopoldo de’Medici, the family’s most important patron and collector in the seventeenth century, and presented in the Palazzo Pitti in 1665. Family connections between the Medici and the Habsburgs (i.e. dynastic marriages) brought the painting to Vienna in the seventeenth century. The composition depicts St Zenobius, the first bishop of Florence who was already venerated as the city’s patron saint in the Middle Ages. Ferri shows him stopping during a procession to listen to the pleas of a woman to bring back to life the youth lying before her on the ground. A careful iconographic analysis carried out in connection with this exhibition revealed that Ferri was intimately familiar with, and skilfully interpreted, the legend that forms the basis for his composition. Working for an erudite and cultured patron, he knew that subtle references to other paintings would be both understood and welcome, and his solution to the problem of rendering a figure hovering between life and death appreciated. (Ansichtssache, 22)

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Item Number: 149335
Title: In Statu Quo: Structures of Negotiation
Author: Finkelman, Ifat (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783775744287
Record created on 07/20/18
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 330pp., 293 illus. English text.

Summary: Architectures negotiating identities: The Israeli Pavilion. In the geopolitical context of the Holy Land, the combination of historical events, myths, and traditions has created an extraordinary concentration of holy places. Because of their supreme religious importance, many of these places have become arenas of bitter struggle between competing groups of religions and communities. The Israeli Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on this complex, fragile system of coexistence between rivals that has been established in the 19th Century: the Status Quo. The comprehensive publication opens a contemporary discussion of the topic, focusing on five major holy sites that encapsulate the spatio-political phenomenon of the Status Quo. Illustrated with architectural plans, archive documentation, images of the sites and works by visual artists, critical essays from various disciplines investigate the role of architecture and how these agreements have regulated and transformed space. (La Biennale di Venezia - 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura)

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Item Number: 149362
Title: French Book Arts : Manuscripts, Books, Bindings, Prints, and Documents, 12th-21st Century
Author: Fletcher, H. George
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781605830681
Record created on 07/27/18
Description: New York: The Grolier Club, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 157 illus., most in color.

Summary: The Grolier Club has maintained a strong Francophile tradition since its founding in 1884, beginning with its name. The Grolier Club was named for Jean Grolier, the Renaissance collector who was renowned for his patronage of scholars and printers, for the magnificent bindings he commissioned, and for a generous habit of sharing his library with friends. Drawn from the Grolier's permanent collections, the objects in this exhibition and catalogue range from a magnificent 12th-century manuscript of Gregory the Great's commentary on Job to recent artists' books and designer bookbindings. Highlights include manuscript and printed illuminated Books of Hours, early printed books, bindings from seven centuries, a letter from Jefferson to his Parisian bookseller, portrait prints of the great and the good, commemorative medals, and documents. Our patron saint, Jean Grolier, the "Prince of Bibliophiles," is honored with five of his books and three documents. The libraries of such important figures as Madame Pompadour, Marie Antoinette, Count Hoym, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Adolf Hitler are represented.

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Item Number: 149268
Title: Made in Holland : Het wereldsucces van 400 jaar Nederlandse keramiek : The global succes of Dutch ceramics
Author: Gaillard, Karin (et al)
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9789462621848
Record created on 07/06/18
Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 160pp., 103 color illus. English-Dutch text. Exhibition held at Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden.

Summary: From 2 June, the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden will be presenting a high-profile exhibition on four Dutch success stories: Delft Blue, Maastricht pottery, Art Nouveau ceramics and Dutch Design. Inspired by foreign techniques and styles, manufacturers in the Netherlands repeatedly came up with new products and made them successful. Impressive flower pyramids, colourful Boerenbont, popular Gouda pottery and the contemporary tableware of Scholten & Baijings tell the story of how the Netherlands became a world player in the field of ceramics. More than 700 loans from all over Europe are coming to Leeuwarden for the exhibition. The museum’s own collection is supplemented with masterpieces from the National Museum in Gdansk, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna, the Royal Museums of Fine Art in Brussels and various private collections...

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Item Number: 148955
Title: Tutta l'Umbria una mostra : La mostra del 1907 e l'arte umbra tra Medioevo e Rinascimento
Author: Galassi, Cristina ; Marco Pierini
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788836639670
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 264pp., 240 illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia.

Summary: Tutta l'Umbria una mostra, curata da Cristina Galassi e Marco Pierini, prendendo spunto dalla storica Mostra d'antica arte umbra organizzata al Palazzo dei Priori di Perugia nel 1907, ripropone la sorprendente ricchezza di forme d'arte che fiorirono in Umbria tra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Nella versione attualizzata dell'esposizione sono presenti più di cento opere di grandi artisti del periodo, provenienti da tutta la regione: dal Maestro del Trittico Marzolini a Gentile da Fabriano, da Antoniazzo Romano a Matteo da Gualdo, da Benedetto Bonfigli a Pier Matteo d'Amelia, per concludere con Perugino e Pintoricchio.

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Item Number: 149578
Title: Capolavori del Trecento : Itinerario storico artistico nell'appennino
Author: Garibaldi, Vittoria (et al)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9788894971033
Record created on 09/28/18
Description: Perugia: Quattroemme, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 336pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue (Montefalco, Trevi, Spoleto, Scheggino). Italian text.

Summary: The exhibition includes about 70 artworks, mainly extraordinary early fourteenth century gold backgrounds and sculptures, from prestigious domestic and international collections at four exhibition venues: in Trevi the Museo di San Francesco, in Spoleto the Museo Diocesano - Basilica di Sant'Eufemia and the Museo Nazionale del Ducato, in Montefalco the San Francesco Museum Complex. The Spazio Arte Valcasana in Scheggino will be featuring an exciting overview on the pattern of churches, parishes, hermitages and abbeys in Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio where artists inspired by Giotto worked between the end of the thirteenth and the early fourteenth century, connected by means of organised routes which will allow for the discovery of enchanting locations and works of art.

It is worth mentioning the two amazing altar frontals from the state rooms of His Holiness the Pope, both of them from Montefalco, masterfully restored for the occasion in the Vatican Museum workshops; or the extraordinary connection between the Tryptic with the Coronation of the Virgin by the Maestro di Cesi and the Crucifix with Christus triumphans, both of them painted for the monastery of Santa Maria della Stella in Spoleto, currently separated, one being at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris and the other at the Museo del Ducato in Spoleto. For the first time since the beginning of the nineteenth century they will be on display together.

Between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century, Umbria was the venue of a major medieval artistic revolution. This exceptional exhibition presents a selection of artistic culture from this period. Its reconstruction of the corpus of artworks by anonymous masters, including the Maestro delle Palazze, the Maestro di Sant'Alò, Maestro di San Felice di Giano, Maestro di Cesi, Maestro di San Ponziano, Maestro della Croce di Trevi, Maestro della Croce di Visso, Maestro di Fossa, most of them both painters and sculptors, sheds light on a painting academy which is not very well known, in spite of its great cultural interest.

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Item Number: 149407
Title: Capolavori del Trecento. Il cantiere di Giotto :Spoleto e l’Appennino
Author: Garibaldi, Vittoria ; Alessandro Delpriori (eds)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788894971026
Record created on 08/14/18
Description: Perugia: Quattroemme, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 363pp. with numerous color plates. Exhibition catalogue. Italian text.

Summary: The exhibition "Capolavori del Trecento. Il cantiere di Giotto, Spoleto e l'Appennino" includes about 70 artworks, mainly early fourteenth century gold backgrounds and sculptures, from prestigious domestic and international collections at four exhibition venues: in Trevi the Museo di San Francesco, in Spoleto the Museo Diocesano - Basilica di Sant'Eufemia and the Museo Nazionale del Ducato, in Montefalco the San Francesco Museum Complex. The Spazio Arte Valcasana in Scheggino will be featuring an exciting overview on the pattern of churches, parishes, hermitages and abbeys in Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio where artists inspired by Giotto worked between the end of the thirteenth and the early fourteenth century, connected by means of organised routes which will allow for the discovery of enchanting locations and works of art. The permanent collections of the hosting museums are linked with unique masterpieces, some of them on loan for the first time. It is worth mentioning the two altar frontals from the state rooms of His Holiness the Pope, both of them from Montefalco, masterfully restored for the occasion in the Vatican Museum workshops; or the extraordinary connection between the Tryptic with the Coronation of the Virgin by the Maestro di Cesi and the Crucifix with Christus triumphans, both of them painted for the monastery of Santa Maria della Stella in Spoleto, currently separated, one being at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris and the other at the Museo del Ducato in Spoleto. For the first time since the beginning of the nineteenth century they will be on display together. Between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century, Umbria was the venue of a major medieval artistic revolution. This exceptional exhibition presents a selection of artistic culture from this period. Its reconstruction of the corpus of artworks by anonymous masters, including the Maestro delle Palazze, the Maestro di Sant'Alò, Maestro di San Felice di Giano, Maestro di Cesi, Maestro di San Ponziano, Maestro della Croce di Trevi, Maestro della Croce di Visso, Maestro di Fossa, most of them both painters and sculptors, sheds light on a painting academy which is not very well known, in spite of its great cultural interest.

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Item Number: 149590
Title: Primitifs de la Photographie du XIXe siecle, de Baldus à Le Gray
Author: Garnier-Pelle, Nicole
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9782878442571
Record created on 10/02/18
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Description: Dijon: Faton, 2018. 21cm., hardcover, 96pp., 60 illus.

Summary: Le musée Condé à Chantilly conserve une importante collection des premiers photographes du XIXe siècle, ou "primitifs de la photographie", grace à son donateur, Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (1822-1897). Exilé en Angleterre de 1848 à 1871, le fils du roi Louis-Philippe collectionne des vues du Paris de Napoléon III, alors en pleine transformation : dans les années 1850, Baldus, qui participe à la Mission héliographique, et les frères Bisson réalisent des clichés du Louvre et des Tuileries. Voyageant dans toute l'Europe, le duc acquiert des photographies des sites archéologiques de Rome et d'Athènes et des vues de Suisse par Braun. Ancien gouverneur de l'Algérie, il possède un panorama du port d'Alger et des types orientaux. Allié à la plupart des têtes couronnées d'Europe, ses albums de famille réunissent l'empereur François-Joseph et l'empereur Maximilien du Mexique par Angerer, la reine Victoria par Caldesi, et bien sûr les Orléans par le vicomte Joseph Vigier, Camille Silvy et Claudet. Amateur d'art, mesurant l'apport de la photographie à l'histoire de l'art, il a dans ses cartons les clichés par Louis-Remy Robert des porcelaines de Sèvres présentées à l'Exposition universelle de 1855 et acquiert une des premières photographies en couleurs d'un tableau par Louis Ducos du Hauron (1878). Sensible à la création artistique, le duc d'Aumale réunit enfin une magnifique suite des Marines de Gustave Le Gray, qui sont le clou de sa collection. De 1848 à la fin du siècle, sa collection est représentative des différents courants et des différentes techniques de la photographie à ses débuts. (Les carnets de Chantilly)

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Item Number: 148931
Title: Late-Medieval and Renaissance Textiles
Author: Garrett, Rosamund ; Matthew Reeves
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781911300489
Record created on 05/16/18
Description: London: Holberton, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 180pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition held at Sam Fogg Gallery, London.

Summary: This publication, the first of its kind in many decades, draws together thirty-six rare and sumptuous European textiles created between the late fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries. Incorporating objects made both for secular and liturgical use, it explores the contexts of their creation, their functions and purpose, and their changing fortunes over the course of the subsequent centuries. After goldsmiths work, tapestries and embroideries were among the costliest art forms of the Middle Ages, due to their precious materials and the countless hours required to produce them. Whether hung on the wall or worn about the person, textiles provided a potent display of their owners' wealth and status. Their vivid decoration also provided the perfect backdrop for courtly pageants, royal ceremonies, and liturgical festivals. Even the quickest glance at late medieval paintings shows just how forcefully textiles shaped the visual texture of the occasions they depict. Though always the works of specialist craftsmen, in the later Middle Ages textiles were often made following designs supplied by the leading painters and designers of their age. Yet only a tiny fraction of what was made has survived. The fragility of the fabrics, light damage and insects, together with alterations of use, have made this material extremely rare. This catalogue includes thirty-six late medieval and Renaissance textiles, many published for the first time, that together span a period of almost two hundred years. They are organised by country, starting with otherwise unrecorded examples of 'opus anglicanum' made in English workshops between around 1400 and the eve of the Reformation. They are followed by textiles from France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain. Different materials and classes of textile are grouped together within each of these regional divisions. For instance, liturgical vestments and altar hangings sit side by side with sumptuous velvets and delicately embroidered tablecloths. Together, they encapsulate the incredible breadth of Europe's flourishing textile industries during this period. Rosamund Garrett and Matthew Reeves have carefully recorded the physical structure, processes of manufacture, and condition of these remarkable and sometimes complex works, and have situated them within the wider contexts of their production and the cultural climate in which they were made.

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Item Number: 149372
Title: ARTEMISIA e i pittori del Conte : La collezione di Giangirolamo il Acquaviva D'Aragona
Author: Farina, Viviana (ed)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788894925128
Record created on 07/30/18
Description: Cava de' Tirreni: Areablu, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 327 color illus. Exhibition held at Castello e Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Conversano

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

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

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

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

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

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Item Number: 149210
Title: Gubbio al tempo di GIOTTO : Tesori d'arte nella terra di Oderisi
Author: Benazzi, Giordana ; Elvio Lunghi (et al)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9788867781089
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Perugia: EFFE, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 336pp., 202 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio.

Summary: Che la mostra non sia fine a se stessa, ma si presenti come corollario di indagini e ricerche avviate da diversi anni lo dice il denso apparato di studi che introduce alla conoscenza del contesto artistico eugubino dalla metà del XIII secolo alla seconda parte del secolo successivo. In tal modo le opere oggetto del catalogo vero e proprio, esaminate con metodo filologico e pluridisciplinare, danno luogo alla ricomposizione di importanti presenze di opere ora smembrate e sparse tra musei e collezioni in Italia e all'estero e riconducono alle figure di pittori che, spesso lasciati in passato senza nome, ritrovano identità, patria e bottega. Diversi di loro ebbero l'opportunità di lavorare nella Basilica di Assisi, al tempo della sua prima decorazione pittorica, poi con Cimabue, Torriti e Giotto, infine con Simone Martini e Pietro Lorenzetti, ed è per questo che i pittori di Gubbio furono tra i primi a recepire e divulgare le straordinarie innovazioni che diedero luogo alla nascita dell'arte occidentale. Ingiustamente trascurata dagli studi, la piccola città di pietra incastonata tra i monti appenninici, riacquista grazie a questo catalogo, un peso e una dimensione non trascurabili nel campo della storia dell'Arte medievale.

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

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

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Item Number: 149467
Title: RENATO GUTTUSO : Revolutionary Art. Fifty Years from 1968
Author: Castagnoli, Pier Giovanni (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788836639083
Record created on 08/28/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 168pp., 120 illus. Exhibition held at GAM, Torino. English text.

Summary: The volume examines the painting research, spanning about four decades, conducted by Renato Guttuso. He was a figure in the forefront of Italian art from the late-20th century and an absolutely prominent player in the setting of fervent debates enlivening that period. It has gathered together a representative sample of the works that best illustrate the artist’s will to provide shape and substance to an art form of civil commitment: from Fucilazione in campagna (Execution by Gunshot in the Countryside, 1938) to the drawings of Gott mit Uns (God with Us, 1944); then continuing during the 1960s with Documentario sul Vietnam (Documentary on Vietnam, 1965) and Giovani innamorati (Young Lovers, 1968), the symbol of equal, revolutionary love; and, later, with Funerali di Togliatti (Funeral of Togliatti, 1972) that is a compendium of the history of struggles and hopes of a population, together with the reasons behind the political activism of a man and of an artist. In close proximity with this production, the volume also proposes traditional painting subjects and a precious collection of hardly-known works – which are in some cases absolutely unprecedented.

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Item Number: 149226
Title: Savants et Croyants : Les Juifs d'Europe du Nord au Moyen Age
Author: Hatot, Nicolat ; Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9789461614643
Record created on 06/27/18
Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 264pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Musée des Antiquités, Rouen.

Summary: En France, aucune exposition ne fut consacrée au judaïsme médiéval, en raison de la rareté, la dispersion et la complexité d'interprétation de ce patrimoine. Iconographie et textes chrétiens du Moyen Âge projetèrent une image partiale des juifs de l'époque. L'exposition du musée des Antiquités de Rouen réunit de façon inédite une sélection d'oeuvres de référence, fenêtres ouvertes sur la production artistique et la vie intellectuelle des juifs du Moyen Âge. Quoique consacré plus généralement à l'Europe septentrionale, le catalogue souligne un aspect fondamental des rapports historiques entre la Normandie et l'Angleterre, puisque le développement du judaïsme insulaire dut beaucoup aux communautés juives normandes. Les échanges entre juifs et chrétiens, parfois fructueux, souvent placés sous le signe de la polémique, tissèrent une étoffe intellectuelle à la contexture riche et contribuèrent à une porosité certaine entre leurs cultures matérielles respectives.

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Item Number: 149405
Title: JAMES R. HOPKINS : Faces of the Heartland
Author: Pohlad, Mark B
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780814254578
Record created on 08/09/18
Description: Columbus: Trillium, Columbus Museum of Art, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 288pp., 50 color, 31 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Faces of the Heartland spans the career of James Hopkins (1877-1969) and highlights his innovative paintings depicting the Cumberland mountaineers of Appalachian Kentucky, called the Cumberland Suite, which were created between 1915 and 1919 and brought Hopkins national recognition. These works, depicting subsistence farmers, traveling preachers, and children living in the Kentucky mountains south of Cincinnati, prefigure Regionalist and American Scene painting that emerged later in the twentieth century. Hopkins taught at The Ohio State University from 1923–48, becoming chair of the art department and raising its stature to national prominence. He was a well-known, widely exhibited artist during his lifetime; more than a dozen museums hold his works today.

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Item Number: 149235
Title: Guerre aux Demolisseurs! VICTOR HUGO et la défense du patrimoine
Author: Surlapierre, Nicolas
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9782906610286
Record created on 06/28/18
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 192pp., 250 illus. Exhibition held at Musée du Temps et Maison natale de Victor Hugo, Besancon. French text.

Summary: En 2018, Besançon célèbre le dixième anniversaire de l’inscription des fortifications de Vauban sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. À cette occasion, la Maison Victor Hugo et le musée du Temps mettent en avant le combat de Victor Hugo pour la défense du patrimoine. Articulé autour de trois textes phares de l’écrivain engagé - le pamphlet "Guerre aux démolisseurs!", le roman Notre-Dame de Paris et le poème "La Bande Noire", cet ouvrage retrace l’émergence d’une conscience patrimoniale et la mise en place progressive d’un cadre législatif spécifique pour tenter de préserver les témoignages du passé, en France et dans le monde. En contrepoint au propos historique, une sélection d’œuvres contemporaines offre un regard renouvelé sur la notion de patrimoine et de ruines. Des indignations de Victor Hugo contre les destructions révolutionnaires à la mission internationale de protection du patrimoine de l’UNESCO pour faire face aux menaces contemporaines, autant de facettes d’un même combat toujours d’actualité.

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

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

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

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

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Item Number: 148873
Title: Say it with Flowers! Viennese Flower Painting from Waldmüller to Klimt
Author: Johannsen, Rolf H. ; Stella Rollig (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791357928
Record created on 05/07/18
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 216pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition held at Belvedere, Vienna. English text.

Summary: The first heyday of flower painting was in the Biedermeier period with its magnificent arrangements of flowers. It surged again at the end of the century, especially in the work of the women artists Olga Wisinger-Florian and Marie Egner. The genre opened a way for women into the art world. And finally Vienna’s modernist artists, like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, included floral motifs in their work in their own highly unique ways. Flower pictures reveal much more than the history of artistic styles. They tell of social change, the delight in exotic plants and native Alpine flora, the splendour of the Ringstrasse era and the fragility of humankind. The exhibition encompasses works from a period spanning from the late eighteenth through to the early twentieth century and, in addition to paintings, also includes porcelain and sculpture. A selection of contemporary artworks further enriches the show. Featuring works by Jan van Huysum, Rachel Ruysch, Josef Klieber, Joseph Nigg, Franz Xaver Petter, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Pauline von Koudelka-Schmerling, Rosalia Amon, Anton Romako, Hans Makart, Olga Wisinger-Florian, Tina Blau, Carl Schuch, Marie Egner, Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Michael Powolny, Egon Schiele, and Willem de Rooij.

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