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New titles week of 08/13/2018: Found 20 titles

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

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

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Item Number: 147923
Title: KWAB : Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt
Author: Baarssen, Reinier
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9789462084285
Record created on 01/17/2018
Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 350 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: The auricular style is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe. This book traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The story of this abstract decorative form is illustrated using silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings, and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings.

Contents: Courtly Inventions - Paulus van Vianen ; A Ewer as Revolution - Adam van Vianen ; A Jump in Size ; Amsterdam Triumphant - Lutma, Rembrandt and Doomer ; Competition on Paper - Van Vianen versus Lutma ; Brass in the Church - Johannes Lutma the Elder as Inventor ; Framed by KWAB ; Amsterdam and the Netherlands ; At the Court of Charles I - Christiaen van Vianen ; A Cabinet from Paris ; Ohrmuschelstil und Knorpelwerk.

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Item Number: 149371
Title: Jüdische Schweiz : 50 Objekte erzählen Geschichte. Jewish Switzerland : 50 Objects Tell Their Stories
Author: Battegay, Caspar ; Naomi Lubrich
Price: $49.50
ISBN: 9783856168476
Record created on 07/30/2018
Description: Basel: Christoph Merian Verlag, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 232pp., 50 color illus. German-English text.

Summary: A journey through Switzerland’s Jewish history. Ritual objects, tools, documents and books from the oldest cultural minority Jews make up the oldest cultural minority on the territory of today’s Switzerland, having a history that extends back to Antiquity. Jews were welcomed and persecuted in Switzerland, alternately, recruited and harassed, emancipated and controlled. Fifty objects, most of them from the collection of the Jewish Museum, tell of the relations between Jews and Non-Jews from Roman times to the present. What do tiny dice, a tea service, students’ beer mugs, a Torah roll, the kipa with football motifs or inconspicuous objects tell us about the history of the Jews? The histories of the objects provide insight into Swiss history that becomes high in contrast when seen from the perspective of its most-discussed minority.

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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 06/29/2018
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: 149415
Title: Arms and Armour of the Joust
Author: Capwell, Tobias
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9780948092831
Record created on 08/15/2018
Description: Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 96pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: Jousting is the most iconic form of mounted combat. For more than five hundred years, the sport itself, and the chivalric culture that surrounded it, took on almost mythical qualities. Here, Tobias Capwell explains the glitz and glamour of a sport that attracted enormous popular audiences throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valor. This is the story of the armor of peace.

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Item Number: 147052
Title: CONSTABLE's Skies
Author: Evans, Mark
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9780500480328
Record created on 10/18/2017
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 144pp., 112 color illus.

Summary: John Constable was one of the supreme painters of the weather, and his depictions of the sky are essential components of all his landscape paintings, from famous works such as The Hay Wain and Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows to his numerous cloud studies painted on Hampstead Heath, culminating in paintings that are all sky; the landscape beneath is completely absent. In a letter to friend John Fisher, written in 1821, Constable commented, “That landscape painter who does not make his skies a very material part of his composition, neglects to avail himself of one of his greatest aids …It will be difficult to name a class of landscape in which the sky is not the key note, the standard of scale, and the chief organ of sentiment.” Written by Mark Evans, a leading authority on the work of John Constable, and brimming with beautiful images, Constable’s Skies captures the artist’s fascination with the sky and brings together his depictions of the English weather from throughout his career. The unprecedented fidelity of Constable’s painted skies is proven by reference to contemporary weather diaries. The book also includes a guide to where to find Constable’s work around the world.

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Item Number: 149206
Title: Royal Books and Holy Bones : Essays in Medieval Christianity
Author: Duffy, Eamon
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781472953230
Record created on 06/24/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 384pp., 8pp. color plates.

Summary: In 1992, Eamon Duffy created a sensation in Reformation studies by publishing his groundbreaking book The Stripping of the Altars. In it he demonstrated the health of late medieval religion in England and that the thesis hitherto accepted that the Reformation came to wipe away a corrupt and rotten Church was essentially false. In this book follow-up to The Stripping of the Altars, Duffy makes further soundings in late medieval religion, but drills down to the particular and avoids any wide historical sweep. Among the topics he covers are "Purgatory," "The Black Death," "Adoration of the Mother of God," and "Heresy." By his meticulous research, Duffy has discovered many original documents and records during his academic career, proving that his thesis about the Reformation is basically irrefutable. This book is illustrated by a small collection of full color plates which further demonstrate the richness of late medieval religion.

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Item Number: 148011
Title: Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae : Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla
Author: Gensheimer, Maryl B
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9780190614782
Record created on 01/30/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 408pp. illus.

Summary: Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans' routines and relationships. Public baths were popularly viewed as necessities of daily life and important social venues. Given the importance of bathing to the Roman style of living, by endowing eight magnificent baths (the so-called imperial thermae) in the city of Rome between 25 BCE - 315 CE, imperial patrons greatly enhanced their popular and political stature. Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae presents a detailed analysis of the extensive decoration of the best preserved of these bathing complexes, the Baths of Caracalla (inaugurated 216 CE). Maryl B. Gensheimer takes an interdisciplinary approach to existing archaeological data, textual and visual sources, and anthropological theories in order to generate a new understanding of the visual experience of the Baths of Caracalla and show how the decoration played a critical role in advancing imperial agendas. This reassessment of one of the most ambitious and sophisticated examples of large-scale architectural patronage in Classical antiquity examines the specific mechanisms through which an imperial patron could use architectural decoration to emphasize his own unique sociopolitical position relative to the thousands of people who enjoyed his benefaction. The case studies addressed herein--ranging from architectural to freestanding sculpture and mosaic--demonstrate that sponsoring monumental baths was hardly an act of altruism. Rather, even while they provided recreation for elite and sub-altern Romans alike, such buildings were concerned primarily with dynastic legitimacy and imperial largess. Decorative programs articulated these themes by consistently drawing analogies between the subjects of the decoration and the emperor who had paid for it. The unified decorative program--and the messages of imperial power therein--adroitly honored the emperor and consolidated his reputation.

Contents: Chapter 1: An Introduction to Baths in Rome and Methodologies of this Study . Chapter 2: The Decoration of the Baths of Caracalla. Chapter 3: Iconographical Programs and Their Importance to the Baths of Caracalla. Chapter 4: The Visual Experience and Reception of the Baths of Caracalla. Chapter 5: The Power of Place. Where and Why Caracalla's Baths Were Built.

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Item Number: 143502
Title: My Soul Has Grown Deep : Art from the Black South
Author: Griffey, Randall (et al
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781588396099
Record created on 10/27/2016
Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: My Soul HasGrown Deep considers the art-historical significance of self-taught Black artists, many working under conditions of poverty and isolation, in the American South. It features paintings and drawings, mixed-media and sculptural works, and quilts, including pieces ranging from the pioneering paintings of Thornton Dial (1928–2016) to the renowned quilts made in Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Nearly 60 remarkable examples—originally collected by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation—are illustrated alongside insightful texts that situate them in the context of rural Southern life, simultaneously revealing their counterintuitive connections to mainstream contemporary art while considering them on their own terms. Art historians Cheryl Finley, Randall R. Griffey, and Amelia Peck illuminate the artists’ novel use of found or salvaged materials and the striking graphic aesthetic of the quilts, while a thoughtful essay by novelist Darryl Pinckney provides the historical and political context of the American South, during and after the Civil Rights era, in which this art is grounded. Each of the 60 works, described and outstandingly illustrated, tells a remarkable story of artists who faced enormous difficulties, and whose creativity and determination produced extraordinary and unique forms of artistic expression.

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Item Number: 147885
Title: Rood Screens
Author: Hayman, Richard
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 9781784422943
Record created on 01/14/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury Shire, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 64pp. illus.

Summary: The rood screen was used to divide the nave and chancel--the secular and the sacred--in parish churches in the Middle Ages. The screen was a visual spectacle, adorned with images of saints and surmounted by the rood--an image of Christ on the cross flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist--above which was a painting of the Day of Judgement. Most screens were constructed of wood, and are masterpieces of the woodcarver's craft with intricate decoration, and yet were robust enough to support a loft. Steep stone stairs in the church wall gave access to the loft, from where roods were covered in Lent and candles were lit on festive occasions. The rood loft was also a stage where mystery plays were performed, and where musicians played. During the Reformation the roods of most of the nation's screens were taken down. The survivors, often with their images defaced, were lovingly restored and repainted in the nineteenth century. Rood screens can be found in most parts of the country, in parish churches large and small. (Shire Library, 851)

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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 06/28/2018
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: 149113
Title: Painters of the Northwest : Impressionism to Modernism, 1900–1930
Author: Impert, John
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780806160344
Record created on 06/14/2018
Description: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. 28 x 23cm., hardcover, 220pp., 53 color illus.

Summary: From its sweeping coastlines to its soaring inland mountains, verdant valleys, and volcanoes standing in splendid isolation, the Pacific Northwest has long inspired artists to capture the unique spirit of its varied landscape. Yet the early years of twentieth-century Pacific Northwest painting remain shrouded in mystery. In this groundbreaking work, John Impert introduces readers to the rich and varied array of artists and works of art that defined the region’s artistic transition from a nature-bound impressionism to the arrival of modernism. Focusing on nine artists—Paul Morgan Gustin, C. C. McKim, Clyde Keller, J. Edgar Forkner, Clara Jane Stephens, Dorothy Dolph Jensen, Eustace Paul Ziegler, Mark Tobey, and C. S. Price—art historian John Impert organizes his work around the landscapes, people, and city scenes they painted. He identifies the influence of impressionism, in particular the singular way in which each artist's biography, style, and iconography contribute to a distinctive northwestern sensibility. Painters of the Northwest shows us for the first time how a spectacular natural environment, one that conformed aesthetically to nineteenth-century ideals of romanticism and transcendental reverence, combined with an emphasis on subject over style to create a body of work far more concerned with the natural environment than with the socioeconomic issues that occupied city-bound artists of the day. Establishing a chronology, history, and art historical canon for this little-studied place and time, this book is a long-overdue foundational history of early twentieth-century painting in the Pacific Northwest. (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West, 32)

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Item Number: 149411
Title: The Locus of Meaning in Medieval Art : Iconography, Iconology, and Interpreting the Visual Imagery of the Middle Ages
Author: Liepe, Lena Eva (ed)
Price: $129.00
ISBN: 9781580443432
Record created on 08/14/2018
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Description: Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 321pp. illus.

Summary: This book addresses the status and relevance of iconography and iconology in the post-Panofskian study of medieval art. These disciplines remain crucial for the continued praxis in the discipline. The essays within this collection demonstrate the continued usefulness of iconography and iconology as analytical strategies, and propose alternative approaches to investigating themeaning of medieval art.

Contents: The Study of Iconography and Iconology of Medieval Art - A Historiographic Survey by Lena Liepe ; Panopticon of Art History - Some Notes on Iconology, Interpretation, and Fears by Elina Räsänen ; Iconography and Anthropology - A Re-Evaluation of the Panofskian Model with an Anthropological Perspective by Soren Kaspersen ; Visual Metaphors, Reinforcing Attributes, and Panofsky's Primary Level of Interpretation by Jan von Bonsdorff ; The Image as Contact Medium - Mediation, Multimodality, and Haptics in Medieval Imagery by Hans Henrik Lohfert Jorgensen ; Understanding Islamic Features in Norwegian Romanesque Architecture by Kjartan Hauglid ; Looking at the Ladies - An Intervisual Approach to the Portraits of Jeanne de France, the Virgin, and St. Anne in the Lamoignon Hours (ca. 1415) by Ragnhild Bo ; Iconography and Visions - St. Birgitta's Revelation of the Nativity of Christ by Maria H. Oen. (Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations)

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Item Number: 148805
Title: Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Author: Luebke, Thomas E. (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781625343628
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: Washington DC: U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 272 color, 208 b&w illus.

Summary: Towering over the White House, the colossal granite Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) was first constructed to house the departments of State, War, and Navy in the nineteenth century, and it now serves as the home of the Executive Office of the President. Having outlasted decades of plans threatening alteration or outright demolition, the building survives as one of the foremost examples of Second Empire design in the United States. Palace of State details the building's rich architectural and historical legacy -- from the beginnings of federal civic architecture in Washington to its construction as the world's largest office building after the Civil War, and culminating in the recently completed restoration process that began in the 1980s. Featuring beautifully rendered architectural drawings, historic images, and lush contemporary photography, this illustrated history presents a comprehensive study of an iconic landmark that continues to serve in its role as a monumental setting for statecraft.

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Item Number: 146850
Title: GEORGIA O'KEEFFE : Visions of Hawai'i
Author: Papanikolas, Theresa (et al)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9783791357270
Record created on 09/27/2017
Description: Munich: Prestel, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 128pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Honolulu Museum of Art.

Summary: In 1939, Georgia O’Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaigns. Her nine-week trip to Hawaii resulted in more than 20 paintings, which reveal that O’Keeffe—most commonly associated with the stark deserts of New Mexico—was profoundly inspired by what she saw and experienced on the lush, tropical Hawaiian Islands. The exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i, and this accompanying volume, explores this little-known chapter in the artist’s career. Glowing with color and feeling, these paintings demonstrate O’Keeffe’s unique ability to make any place she happened to be in her own, and this groundbreaking volume offers a unique perspective by foregrounding the ecological complexity of the Hawaiian Islands—one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth—that is hidden behind O’Keeffe’s depictions.

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Item Number: 148750
Title: The Bedroom : An Intimate History
Author: Perrot, Michelle ; Lauren Elkin (trans)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300167092
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 384pp.

Summary: The winner of France’s prestigious Prix Femina Essai (2009), this imaginative and captivating book explores the many dimensions of the room in which we spend so much of our lives—the bedroom. Eminent cultural historian Michelle Perrot traces the evolution of the bedroom from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to today, examining its myriad forms and functions, from royal king’s chamber to child’s sleeping quarters to lovers’ trysting place to monk’s cell. The history of women, so eager for a room of their own, and that of prisons, where the principal cause of suffering is the lack of privacy, is interwoven with a reflection on secrecy, walls, the night and its mysteries. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including architectural and design treatises, private journals, novels, memoirs, and correspondences, Perrot’s engaging book follows the many roads that lead to the bedroom—birth, sex, illness, death—in its endeavor to expose the most intimate, nocturnal side of human history.

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Item Number: 149413
Title: Arms and Armour of the Elizabethan Court
Author: Richardson, Thom
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9780948092732
Record created on 08/15/2018
Description: Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 96pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: The Elizabethan court was a vibrant and colourful place, where the inherited traditions and technological skill that had characterised the Middle Ages came face to face with the decorative techniques of the Renaissance. This book shows how the arms and armour in the collections of the Royal Armouries can be studied to gain insight into this creative and dynamic period. This book is part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography.

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Item Number: 149416
Title: The Armour and Arms of Henry VIII
Author: Richardson, Thom
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9780948092725
Record created on 08/15/2018
Description: Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 80pp. color illus.

Summary: The history of England records no more charismatic figure than King Henry VIII. His reign reveals an intriguing amalgam of the old and the new, during which his kingdom emerged as a power to be reckoned with. He was fascinated by weapons and armour, taking a personal interest in their design and manufacture. Henry's impact upon the Royal Armouries' collections is immense. This book, written by Thom Richardson provides insight into the arms and armour made for Henry VIII, his personal guard and his army, which form the core of the Royal Armouries' collection. The book includes details on subjects such as: Maximilian's gift - The foundation of the Greenwich workshop - The Field of Cloth of Gold Tournament - The French Ambassadors - Technical Innovations - The King's revival - Boulogne - Henry's Cannon - Terminology of Horse Armour and Saddle.

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Item Number: 148772
Title: RUBENS' Antwerp : A Guide
Author: Smets, Irene
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 9789401453776
Record created on 04/25/2018
Description: Tielt: Lannoo, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 159pp., 120 color illus.

Summary: A Guide to Rubens' Antwerp highlights the life and work of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in a comprehensive and accessible way. The Antwerp museums and churches contain about a hundred paintings, drawings, designs and sketches by Rubens. A large part of those are public. Antwerp is the only city in the world that is so deeply rooted with Peter Paul Rubens and his baroque heritage. A Guide to Rubens' Antwerp allows you to experience Rubens and the Baroque in an intense way. This multifaceted acquaintance with Rubens goes hand in hand with a dive into the glorious past of the vibrant city of culture, where the master's life largely took place. A mapped walk takes you to the various places in Antwerp where Rubens' work can be seen. You can visit his house with the studio, where so many masterpieces came about. You also visit the homes of his friends Balthasar Moretus and Nicolaas Rockox, and you can admire paintings of him in the historic churches in the rooms for which they were made.

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Item Number: 149414
Title: Arms and Armour of Late Medieval Europe
Author: Woosnam-Savage, Robert C
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9780948092770
Record created on 08/15/2018
Description: Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 128pp., 150 color illus.

Summary: The idea of late medieval arms and armour often conjures up images of lumbering warriors, clad in heavy plate armour, hacking away at with each other with enormous weapons – depictions perpetuated in both bad literature and bad movies. In this introductory guide, replete with fabulous photography and marvellous anecdotes, internationally-renowned edged weapons expert Robert Woosnam-Savage describes the brutal reality of personal protection and attack in the so-called ‘age of chivalry’. From Bannockburn to Bosworth, Poitiers to Pavia, this book is an indispensable introduction to an iconic era.

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