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New titles week of 07/09/2018: Found 8 titles

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Item Number: 148297
Title: Buildings of Medieval Europe: Studies in Social and Landscape Contexts of Medieval Buildings
Author: Berryman, Duncan ; Sarah Kerr (eds)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781785709715
Record created on 03/12/2018
Available July 2018
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Description: London: Oxbow Books, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 160pp., 72 b&w illus.

Summary: This volume brings together an interesting range of papers discussing medieval buildings across Europe. They provide interesting insights to life in the medieval world in several understudied areas of Europe. The papers range from Croatia and Transylvania in the east, Scandinavia in the north and Britain in the west, providing insights into areas that are rarely discussed by books published in western Europe. There is comprehensive range in size and status of buildings, from the smallest, single-roomed house in Byzantine Serbia and rural homes in central Europe to churches in Sweden and monastic hospitals in England. Buildings of high status and low status are discussed, as well as those of a secular and ecclesiastic nature. Materials and craftspeople are considered through a study of brick makers and their identifying marks. This volume aims to open discussions about medieval buildings beyond simply architectural features and typologies, and furthers the discipline through this process. Buildings can reveal details of the lives of their occupants and therefore enrich our knowledge of life in medieval Europe.

Contents: 1. Introduction - Duncan Berryman & Sarah Kerr. 2. Finnish medieval brickmakers' marks as markers of identity - Ilari Aalto. 3. To weigh and to tax - the Medieval and Early Post-medieval administration buildings of Gammel Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark - Stuart Whatley. 4. Medieval roof trusses in the Swedish landscape of Va?stergotland - Robin Gullbrandsson. 5. The medieval hospitals of England - a complex issue - Martin Huggon. 6. Sherds, Walls and the City - Archaeological examination of a modest early Byzantine household - Miriam Steinborn. 7. Medieval churches in a borderland - the case of Transylvania - Daniela Marcu Istrate . 8. Petrapilosa - Building and historical development of medieval fort - Josip Vodmkov. 9. The Formation of the three-compartment rural house in medieval Central Europe as a cultural synthesis of different building traditions - Pavel Vareka.

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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 06/29/2018
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: 147462
Title: Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation
Author: Contogouris, Ersy
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815374237
Record created on 11/30/2017
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 177pp., 14 color, 70 b&w illus.

Summary: This book uses an art historical and feminist methodology to engage with Emma Hamilton, an eighteenth century celebrity who appeared in many works of art by important artists including Angelica Kauffmann, Benjamin West and Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun. Ersy Contogouris analyzes works of art in which Hamilton appears, her performances, and writings by her contemporaries to establish her impact on this pivotal moment in European history and art. This pioneering volume shows that Hamilton did not attempt to present a coherent or polished identity, arguing instead that she was a kaleidoscope of different selves that she used to both express herself and present to others what they wanted to see. She was resilient, effectively asserted her agency, and was a powerful inspiration for generations of artists and women.

Contents: Introduction- Emma Hamilton, the most beautiful compound ever beheld. 1. La vie de Lady Hamilton est un roman. 2. The acme of Sir William's Delights. 3. Emma's Attitudes- Movements and Surprising Transformations. 4. The Tarantella. 5. Model, Muse, and Artist. (Routledge Research in Gender and Art)

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Item Number: 149267
Title: More Eighteenth-Century Neapolitan Staircases : Showpiece and Utility
Author: De Meyer, Dirk
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789076714523
Record created on 07/06/2018
Description: Gent: A&S Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 130pp. prof. illus. Engilsh text.

Summary: This book documents the development of the open staircase typology in Naples at the moment that it shifted from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace staircase towards the later palazzo or condominium staircase that was serving four, five or more levels of apartments. These staircases are considered "the star(s) of the palace composition in Naples". The book is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at Ghent University. It continues a first publication from 2017.

Contents: A typological make-over - Staircase design in eighteenth-century Napels, Dirk De Meyer ; Ferdinando Sanfelice - Palazzo Lauriano also called Capuano staircase, c. 1730 ; Ferdinando Sanfelice - Palazzo Palmarice staircase,1719 ; FerdinandoSanfelice (attrib.) - Double palazzo in via Salvator Rosa main courtyard staircase,c. 1730s ; Ferdinando Sanfelice (attrib.) - Double palazzo in via Salvator Rosa small courtyard staircase, c. 1730s ; Unknown architect (Ferdinando Sanfelice?) - Palazzo Persico staircase,mid-18th c. ; Unknown architect Palazzo in via Atri staircase, mid or late 18th c ; Unknown architect Palazzo in via Costantinopoli staircase,mid or late 18th c.

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Item Number: 149310
Title: ANTONIO MANCINI : Catalogo ragionato dell'opera
Author: Virno, Cinzia
Price: $425.00
ISBN: 9788865573969
Record created on 07/13/2018
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Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 720pp. prof. illus.
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Item Number: 148308
Title: Re-Assessing the Global Turn in Medieval Art History
Author: Normore, Christina ; Carol Symes (eds)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9781641892261
Record created on 03/14/2018
Description: Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 260pp., 33 color, 42 b&w illus.

Summary: Study of the migration of motifs, materials, personnel, and finished objects in Eurasia has a long pedigree in medieval art history, and the broadening attention to material culture as an alternative to purely textually-based historical accounts has likewise been integral to reshaping the conception of an interconnected medieval world. The past two decades have seen an increase in institutional interest in promoting such work in art history. Despite this seeming support, and the resulting case studies and new conceptions of individual regions, important problems remain. These include growing debates concerning the concept of ‘the global’ throughout art history, and the challenges to traditional art historical narratives, specializations, and scholarly training posed by the more complex picture of Eurasian and African societies and material culture that has emerged in the past two decades. Moreover, while these problems affect Byzantine, Islamic, Western medieval, and East Asian art history, there has been little conversation among scholars in these fields. A cutting-edge work on global medieval art, the volume offers a starting point for conversations among scholars working on multiple cultural regions.

Contents: A Camel's Pace - A Cautionary Global, by Bonnie Cheng ; The Fatimid Holy City - Rebuilding Jerusalem in the Eleventh Century, by Jennifer Pruitt ; Worldliness in Byzantium and Beyond - Reassessing the Visual Networks of Barlaam and Ioasaph, by Cecily J. Hilsdale ; Exchange of Sacrifices - West Africa in the Medieval World of Goods, by Sarah Guérin ; The Beryozovo Cup - A Byzantine Object at the Crossroads of the Twelfth-Century Medieval World, by Alicia Walker ; Spiritualized Warfare and Christian-Muslim Encounters in a Medieval Dagger, by Heather Badamo ; Global Medieval at the 'End of the Silk Road', circa 756 CE - The Shoso-in Collection in Japan, by Jun Hu ; Response - Medievalists and Early Modernists - A World Divided?, by Lia Markey and Jessica Keating. (The Medieval Globe Books, 3)

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Item Number: 149229
Title: HUMPHRY REPTON in Hertfordshire : Documents and landscapes
Author: Flood, Susan ; Tom Williamson (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781909291980
Record created on 06/27/2018
Description: Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus.

Summary: Repton made a particularly significant contribution to the landscape of Hertfordshire, working at no less than eighteen places in the county, ranging in size from great mansions like Cashiobury and Panshanger to more modest 'villas' owned by wealthy businessmen and industrialists, such as Wood Hill in Essendon. This book – the fruits of many years of research by members of the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust Research Group – describes in detail all of these commissions, assessing in each case the extent to which Repton's ideas were actually implemented and how much survives of them on the ground today. Particular attention is given to those places for which Repton prepared one of his famous 'Red Books', such as Tewin Water, Lamer House, New Barnes and Wall Hall. But sites where Repton's contribution is less well documented are also discussed, including Organ Hall and Hilfield House in Aldenham, Cashiobury Park and The Grove in Watford, Brookmans Park, Bedwell Park, Wyddial Hall, and Marchmont House in Hemel Hempstead. In all cases, the book presents complete transcriptions of all the key documents relating to Repton's activities, including the full text of seven Red Books.

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Item Number: 147018
Title: Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain
Author: van Heesch, Daan (et al)
Price: $192.00
ISBN: 9781909400825
Record created on 10/17/2017
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 292pp., 116 color illus.

Summary: This fascinating collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Netherlandish art and luxury goods shaped and transformed the artistic landscape of Renaissance Spain. This collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Netherlandish art and luxury goods permeated the artistic landscape of Renaissance Spain. Covering a broad range of approaches and perspectives, the book includes essays on alabaster sculpture, painting, tapestry, architectural design, carved altarpieces, prints and mathematical instruments. Through the lens of both Netherlandish and Spanish actors (artists, patrons, collectors, merchants and other intermediaries), special attention is paid to local cultures of collecting and display. Together, the contributors provide a fascinating and multifaceted view of the reciprocal relationships between the Low Countries and Spain in the fifteenth, sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Contents: Introduction - Daan van Heesch, Robrecht Janssen and Jan Van der Stock ; 'Le chanoine rouge' - Tribute to an Inspired and Inspiring Master, Paul Vandenbroeck ; 'As yche othere brothere' - The Human Factor within the Hispano-Flemish World, Raymond Fagel ; Made in Iberia - A New Look at the Retable of Contador Saldaña in Santa Clara de Tordesillas, Nicola Jennings ; Flemish Carved Altarpieces in Spain - Reflections on their Patronage and the Relationship between Flemish and Spanish Artistic Traditions, Jesús Muñiz Petralanda, Maite Barrio Olano and Ion Berasain Salvarredi ; Jean Mone, Barcelona, and the Origins of the 'Netherlandish' Antique Manner, Ethan Matt Kavaler ; Flemish, Spanish, or Somewhere in Between? On a Netherlandish Anonymous Draughtsman of the 1530s and his Inventions, Krista De Jonge ; Trading with the Enemy - The Spanish Market for Antwerp Prints and Paintings during the Revolt, Stephanie Porras ; The Plantin Book Trade and the Supply of Art Objects to the Spanish Elite, Dirk Imhof ; The Duke of Alba's Tapestry Acquisitions in the Low Countries (c. 1555-73), Iain Buchanan ; Historical Substance and Acquired Meaning of Rogier van der Weyden's Deposition of Christ at the Court of Philip II, Antonia Putzger ; Flemish Mathematical Instruments as Luxury Goods of Knowledge and their Migration to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Koenraad Van Cleempoel ; The Guevaras as Collectors of Netherlandish Art at the Spanish Court, Elena Vázquez Dueñas ; Gender, Representation and Power - Female Patronage of Netherlandish Art in Renaissance Spain, Noelia García Pérez ; The Dukes of Medina Sidonia and Netherlandish Art - On the Artistic Patronage of a Sixteenth-Century Iberian Court, Eduardo Lamas-Delgado ; 'Tan universal aplauso' - Communal Praise in Seventeenth-Century Madrid, Abigail D. Newman.

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