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New titles week of 08/20/2018: Found 21 titles

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Item Number: 149449
Title: Rome, Pollution and Propriety : Dirt, Disease and Hygiene in the Eternal City from Antiquity to Modernity
Author: Bradley, Mark (ed)
Price: $32.99
ISBN: 9781316626597
Record created on 08/24/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus. Paperback reprint of 2012 edition

Contents: Part I. Antiquity: 1. Approaches to pollution and propriety Mark Bradley. 2. Pollution, religion and society in the Roman world Jack Lennon. 3. Purification in ancient Rome Elaine Fantham. 4. Pollution, propriety and urbanism in Republican Rome Penelope Davies. 5. The 'sacred sewer': tradition and religion in the Cloaca Maxima John Hopkins. 6. Crime and punishment on the Capitoline Hill Mark Bradley. 7. On the burial of unchaste Vestal Virgins Celia Schultz. Part II. Modernity: 8. Fra Girolamo Savonarola and the aesthetics of Roman pollution Alessio Assonitis. 9. Purging filth: plague and responses to it in Rome, 1656-7 David Gentilcore. 10. Was the ghetto cleaner…? Kenneth Stow. 11. Urban ablutions: cleansing counter-reformation Rome Katherine Rinne. 12. The clash of picturesque decay and modern cleanliness in late nineteenth-century Rome Taina Syrjämaa. 13. Vile bodies: Victorian Protestants in the Roman catacombs Dominic Janes. 14. Delinquency and pederasty: 'deviant' youngsters in the suburbs of Fascist Rome Martina Salvante. Envoi. Purity and danger: its life and afterlife Judith Goldstein. (British School at Rome Studies)

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Item Number: 148391
Title: Art Deco Chicago : Designing Modern America
Author: Bruegmann, Robert (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780300229936
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Chicago Art Deco Society, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 412pp., 207 color, 118 b&w illus.

Summary: Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field’s famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the 20th century. This ambitious overview of the city’s architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh perspective on a style that would come to represent the dominant mode of modernism for the American middle class. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 images, the book narrates Art Deco’s evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century’s most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.

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Item Number: 148817
Title: Romantic Art in Practice : Cultural Work and the Sister Arts, 1760–1820
Author: Brylowe, Thora
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9781108426404
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 261pp., 22 b&w illus.

Summary: Exploring the relationship between visual art and literature in the Romantic period, this book makes a claim for a sister-arts 'moment' when the relationship between painting, sculpture, pottery and poetry held special potential for visual artists, engravers and artisans. Elaborating these cultural tensions and associations through a number of case studies, Thora Brylowe sheds light on often untold narratives of English labouring craftsmen and artists as they translated the literary into the visual. Brylowe investigates examples from across the visual spectrum including artefacts, such as Wedgwood's Portland Vase, antiquarianism through the work of William Blake, the career of engraver John Landseer, and the growing influence of libraries and galleries in the period, particularly Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. Brylowe artfully traces the shifting cultural connections between the imaginative word and the image in a period that saw new print technologies deluge Britain with its first mass media.

Contents: 1. Original copies- Wedgwood's Portland Vase in paint and poem. 2. William Blake, antiquarians, and the status of copy. 3. Literary galleries and the media ecology- painting for print in the age of anthologies. 4. Poetry against the wall- the (sister) arts in crisis. 5. Crossing the line- engraving, John Landseer and the aftermath of the Shakespeare gallery. 6. Ravaged brides- Grecian urns on romantic paper. (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

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Item Number: 147644
Title: Tradition & Transitions : Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection
Author: Clark, Alvin L. Jr
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9780991262519
Record created on 12/14/2017
Description: Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 701pp. prof. illus., most in color. Published on occasion of the exhibition held at Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

Summary: (From the Introduction by Alvin L. Clark, Jr) This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide the visitor and reader with an exploration of the "tradition and transitions" of manners and themes that formed and shifted throughout the art of eighteenth-century France. Examples of works that reveal both the concurrent and successive styles of the long eighteenth-century of French draftsmanship from Charles de La Fosse and Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet at the end of the seventeenth century to the genesis of the Rococo (Claude Gillot, Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Le Moyne) and the Generation of 1700 (Edme Bouchardon, François Boucher, Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, Jacques Dumont, CharlesJoseph Natoire, Pierre-Hubert Subleyras, the Vanloos, which took the French School to its early maturity. Their students, particularly Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Hubert Robert, benefited from and greatly expanded upon this rich inheritance as some of their contemporaries (Charles-Nicolas Cochin le jeune, Joseph-Marie Vien, Jean-Baptiste Deshays, Gabriel-François Doyen) simultaneously searched for a new, less florid mode of expression that eventually led to the Neoclassicism of JacquesLouis David and his generation in the closing decades of the century. Their students then explored stylistic and thematic variations of that manner into the next century. The wealth of this collection enables visitors to see a full array of the art made within these successive generations by well-known masters as well as by lesser-known artists who were often considered to be their equals in their own time. It also reveals the large variety of regional styles from artists working in important centers other than Paris-for example, Lorraine ( Jean-Baptiste Le Prince), Lyon ( Jean-Jacques de Boissieu), Rouen ( Jouvenet, Jean II Restout, Jean-JacquesFrançois Le Barbier), and both Languedoc and Provence in the south (Hyacinthe Rigaud, Antoine Rivalz, Natoire, Vien)-as well as the development of impressive artistic dynasties (Parrocels, Vanloos, Jouvenet-Restout-Hallé). Although a large proportion of the drawings in the present exhibition is related to various stages in the genesis and presentation of complex historical, religious, and mythological works considered to be at the apex of the academic hierarchy, the variety of different kinds of drawings in The Horvitz Collection (academic studies, portraits, designs for book illustrations, genre, landscapes, and animal and nature studies) is reflected in both the show and in the catalogue's appendix. Additionally, for the first time, this exhibition also includes a selection of paintings and sculptures that provides an opportunity to highlight this less well-known aspect of the collection.

Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements, Alvin L. Clark, Jr. ; Preface - Building a Collection, Building Your Collection,Pierre Rosenberg ; Marianne Roland Michel and Eighteenth-Century French Art, Christian Michel ; Interview with Jeffrey E. Horvitz ; Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Christophe Leribault, Catalogue of the Exhibition - List of Contributors - Drawings - Sculptures - Paintings - Notes to the Catalogue ; Appendices and Indices - Appendix of Eighteenth-Century Pastels - Appendix of Other Early French Art in The Horvitz Collection - Index of Former Owners - Index of Cited Works - Index of Artists Names.

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Item Number: 149441
Title: The Stephen Decatur House: A History
Author: deKay, James Tertius ; Michael Fazio (et al)
Price: $52.50    Original Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978931917704
Record created on 08/21/2018
Description: Washington DC: The White House Historical Association, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 460pp., ca. 400 images.

Summary: A celebrity for his heroics in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, Commodore Stephen Decatur built his home in 1818 within sight of the President’s House with prize money awarded to him by Congress for his military victories. He commissioned Benjamin Henry Latrobe, America’s first professional architect, to create a home “fit for fine entertaining” and the resulting three-story square townhouse constructed with red brick in the Federal fashion is known as Decatur House today. Stephen Decatur's time in the fine house was cut short in 1820 when he was mortally wounded in a famous duel in nearby Bladensburg. After his death, his widow Susan Decatur rented the house to such prominent figures as Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, and Edward Livingston, and ultimately sold it to John Gadsby. In 1872, General Edward Beale purchased the house and created a fashionable Victorian home. In 1956, Marie Beale, the last owner, bequeathed the house to the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and in 2011 the White House Historical Association became a co-steward of the historic site. This volume chronicles the history of the house and its occupants in four parts-a biography of Stephen Decatur and his naval accomplishments by James Tertius de Kay; an architectural history by Michael Fazio; a study of the fine and decorative arts collection by Osborne Mackie; and an essay on the evolution of the house from private home to historic site by Katherine Malone-France. An essay by Jessie Kratz, Historian at the National Archives and Records administration introduces a collection of documents that tell the story of enslaved persons who lived and worked in the house during the time after Decatur's death and before Beale's purchase.

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Item Number: 148749
Title: The Republic of Letters
Author: Fumaroli, Marc ; Lara Vergnaud (trans)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300221602
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 382pp.

Summary: In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined “republic” of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life—and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought-provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship.

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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 08/14/2018
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: 147177
Author: Blumenfeld, Carole
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9782353402731
Record created on 10/29/2017
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Description: Montreuil: Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., ca. 200 illus. English text.

Summary: Jamais aucun ouvrage n’a été consacré à Marguerite Gérard. Souvent réduite à son statut de belle-sœur de Fragonard, elle est pourtant une artiste majeure de la toute fin du XVIIIe siècle. Élève, puis assistante et enfin collaboratrice de Fragonard, elle finit par s’accomplir seule, s’imposant dans la réalisation de portraits et de scènes de genre parfois voluptueuses. Unique femme peintre de genre de son époque, elle excelle dans le traitement des reflets sur les surfaces, la caractérisation des chairs et même dans la composition de scènes de la vie quotidienne, talent qui permet aujourd’hui de lui attribuer le célèbre Baiser à la dérobée (Saint-Pétersbourg, musée de l’Ermitage) que l’on a longtemps attribué à son beau-frère. Hubert Robert, Charles de Wailly, Fragonard lui-même, ou encore Claude-Nicolas Ledoux - dont le portrait est conservé à Paris, au musée Cognacq-Jay - tous se sont laissés scruter par le pinceau intimiste de ce nouveau maître qui offre souvent ses toiles à ses modèles. Mais Marguerite Gérard ne peut renier l’héritage de son professeur, que l’on retrouve dans ses scènes d’intérieur représentant des instants d’amour maternel aussi bien que des scènes de séduction ou de marivaudage. Indépendante, éprise de liberté, Marguerite Gérard ne se maria jamais afin de se dédier à son art et ne chercha jamais à intégrer l’Académie, utilisant son intelligence et son intuition d’artiste pour obtenir le succès commercial qui fut le sien. Après Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun ou Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Marguerite Gérard fait partie de ces femmes peintres entre XVIIIe et XIXe siècle dont nous redécouvrons la personnalité et le grand talent artistique.

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Item Number: 146433
Title: Tomb – Memory – Space : Concepts of Representation in Premodern Christian and Islamic Art
Author: Giese, Francine (et al)
Price: $80.99
ISBN: 9783110515893
Record created on 08/10/2017
Description: Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 343pp., 21 color, 120 b&w illus. English-German texts.

Contents: Markus Thome, Anna Pawlak and Francine Giese, Memorial Space Configurations, An Introduction ; Richard Piran McClary, On a Holy Mountain? Remote and Elevated Funerary Monuments in Medieval Islam ; Patricia Blessing, Urban Space Beyond the Walls - Siting Islamic Funerary Complexes in Konya ; Markus Hörsch, Die Entstehungder Hohenzollern-Grablege - im Raumgefüge der Zisterzienserabteikirche Heilsbronn ; Christina Vossler-Wolf, Von Stiftern und Mönchen - Grablegen als Erinnerungsorte im Kontext monastischer Raumkonzepte ; Susanna Blaser-Meier, Saint-Denis und die Grablegen der Königinnen bis ins 15. Jahrhundert - Programm oder Zufall? ; Doris Behrens-Abouseif, The Funerary Complex of Sultan Qalawun (1284-1285) - Between Text and Architecture ; Sami de Giosa, The Crosses of the Sultan - Sultan Qaytbay and the Mystery of the Two Crosses in his Funerary Complex at Cairo's Northern Cemetery (1472-1474) ; Francine Giese, The Capilla Real in Córdoba - Transcultural Exchange in Medieval Iberia ; Claudia Jentzsch, Sepoltura al solito? Die Grablegen in Santo Spirito im Kontext von Regulierungen der Florentiner Begräbniskultur und vormodernen Raumordnungen ; Anna Pawlak, The Stadtholder's Two Bodies and the Visibility of Power - The Tomb of William of Orange in the Nieuwe Kerkin Delft ; Barbara Franzé, Die grossen Kreuze in X-Form im mittelalterlichen Bodenmosaik - Ausdruck gräflicher Autorität zur Zeit der gregorianischen Reform ; Markus Thome, Das Bischofsgrabmal und die Visualisierung liturgischer Gemeinschaft - Die Mainzer Kathedrale als Gedächtnisraum ; Stefan Bürger, Die Grablege Bischof Thilo von Trothas im Merseburger Dom - Von einem bautechnischen Kunststück, in einer historischen Spannungssituation mit sakralisierenden, genealogischen und anderen memorialen Mitteln einen Ort machtvoll zu inszenieren und die Raumbedeutungen im Bau- und Ausstattungs- prozess zu steigern ; Antje Fehrmann, Das Grabmal 'als Prozess' - Form, Raum, Liturgie und Rezeption am englischen Königs- und Königinnengrabmal und an den königlichen Chantry Chapels ; Sara Mondini, A Widespread 'Taste for the Macabre', Apotropaic or Political Marks? Urbanism, Landscapes and Funerary Architecture in the Indian Sultanates ; Ariane Koller, Die letzte Feier der Monarchia Universalis - Abdankung, Tod und Begräbnis Kaiser Karls V.

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Item Number: 148621
Title: LUCA GIORDANO at the Museo Nacional del Prado : Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Ubeda de los Cobos, Andres
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788484803416
Record created on 04/07/2018
Description: Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 396pp. prof. illus. English text.

Summary: In spite of the huge number of paintings by this artist in the Prado, Luca Giordano (Naples, 1634–1705) is seldom studied and is therefore little known to the public, who often do not see beyond the cliché of his prodigious speed of execution. The present volume sets out to remedy this lack of knowledge. It begins with three introductory essays that set the Prado paintings in the context of Giordano’s life, survey the painter’s critical fortunes from his own time to the present day, and provide information on his Spanish period, which lasted from 1692 to 1702. These initial texts also look into specific issues, among them Giordano’s relationship with his dealers, and more controversial aspects such as the commercial strategies he used to disseminate his work. The second part of the book – the catalogue raisonné proper – consists of entries for each of the paintings studied, including information on their provenance, condition, restoration history, related literature, iconography, visual sources and critical fortunes. It features a total of 99 paintings executed on different supports and in various media which span all the stages of his production except the period following his return to Naples in 1702. This catalogue is the result of many years of thorough research conducted by its author, Andrés Úbeda de los Cobos, Deputy Director for Conservation and Research at the Museo del Prado. He is a specialist on Luca Giordano and has published various articles and books on the artist’s oeuvre, such as a study on the fresco of the Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy in the Casón del Buen Retiro in 2008 – a project which, in a sense, has been brought to a successful completion by this book.

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Item Number: 147422
Title: HOKUSAI : Eccentric Master
Author: Menegazzo, Rossella
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788857236940
Record created on 11/27/2017
Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition held at Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome. English text

Summary: The undisputed master of ukiyo-e, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is celebrated not only for his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji but also for his great versatility expressed in his treatment of all types of subjects: from landscapes to nature, portraits of kabuki actors, beautiful women, warriors and even ghosts and spirits, semilegendary beings and animals. Hokusai is also associated with restless change: of residence, of name (more than 30!) and of style. He had dozens of followers, and each of them represents an aspect of the master’s vast oeuvre. These include Shinsai, Hokkei and Gakutei, who in turn influenced the following generation of artists. Through a selection of over 250 works from the Municipal Museum of Chiba and other Japanese collections, this publication offers a reading of Hokusai that also includes his legacy, accompanying and comparing his output with that of others who followed in his footsteps and gave life to new lines, forms and balances of color within the classic themes of ukiyo-e.

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Item Number: 149436
Title: Virgil and Renaissance Culture
Author: Houghton, L.B.T. ; Marco Sgarbi (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780866985659
Record created on 08/20/2018
Description: Tempe: ACMRS Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 228pp.

Summary: Brings together studies by scholars from a range of academic disciplines to assess the central position of Virgil in the intellectual, artistic, and political lives of the Renaissance. This collection of essays presents a variety of case studies of Virgil’s impact on different branches of Renaissance culture, covering the crucial areas of education and court culture, the visual arts, music history, philosophy, and Neo-Latin and vernacular literature. It brings together established scholars and younger researchers from a range of different academic disciplines. The studies included here will be of particular interest to students of Renaissance social, intellectual, and literary history, to art historians, and to those working on the reception of classical literature; some offer new perspectives on well-known material, while others investigate examples of Renaissance engagement with the Virgilian corpus which have received little or no previous attention. Building on recent scholarship on the Virgilian tradition, the collection opens up new avenues for research on the reception of both Virgil and other classical authors, and addresses questions of fundamental importance to historians of this period — not least the perennial debate over the nature and definition of the Renaissance itself.

Contents: 1. Introduction: The Virgilian Panorama - L. B. T. Houghton. 2. Virgil and Renaissance Rhetorical Theory - Peter Mack. 3. Virgil in the Renaissance Court - Fabio Stok. 4. Virgilian Imagery and the Maiolica of the Mantuan Court - Lisa Boutin Vitela. 5. Vergilius in nummis: Virgilian Quotations on Medals and Tokens Issued in the Low Countries during the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century - Cécile Arnould and Pierre Assenmaker. 6. The Song of Iopas in Renaissance Italy - Evan A. MacCarthy. 7. Pathetic Fallacy: A Virgilian Case Study- Giovanna Laterza. 8. Re-evaluating Turnus: Multiple Voices in Vegio's Supplement - Anne Rogerson. 9. Aeneas Interpres: Landino's Earliest Allegory of the Aeneid and Ficino's First Ten Dialogues - Adam T. Foley. 10. Reading Virgil through Dante: Literary Ancestry in Ugolino Verino, Carlias 6-8 -Helen Lovatt. 11. Virgil Reborn, Reconfigured, Reinvented in the Early Modern Verse-Cento - George Hugo Tucker. 12. Virgil and the Idea of a Renaissance - L. B. T. Houghton. (Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 42)

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Item Number: 148436
Title: The Medieval Clothier
Author: Lee, John S
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781783273171
Record created on 03/20/2018
Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 365pp., 10 color, 20 b&w illus.

Summary: Cloth-making became England's leading industry in the late Middle Ages; clothiers co-ordinated its different stages, in some cases carrying out the processes themselves, and found markets for their finished cloth, selling to merchants, drapers and other traders. While many clothiers were of only modest status or "jacks of all trades", a handful of individuals amassed huge fortunes through the trade, becoming the multi-millionaires of their day. This book offers the first recent survey of this hugely important and significant trade and its practitioners, examining the whole range of clothiers across different areas of England, and exploring their impact within the industry and in their wider communities. Alongside the mechanics of the trade, it considers clothiers as entrepreneurs and early capitalists, employing workers and even establishing early factories; it also looks at their family backgrounds and their roles as patrons of church rebuilding and charitable activities. It is completed with extracts from clothiers' wills and a gazetteer of places to visit, making the book invaluable to academics, students, and local historians alike.

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Item Number: 149346
Title: Regards sur les Primitifs : Melanges en l'Honneur de Dominique Thiebaut
Author: Martinez, Jean-Luc (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9782754114714
Record created on 07/24/2018
Description: Paris: Editions Hazan / Louvre Editions, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., 130 illus.

Contents: G. Agosti, Per Alberto Graziani ; A. Angelini, Sulla presenza di Barthelemy d'Eyck a Firenze - Continuazione di una conversazione con Dominique ; F. Avril, Un manuscrit pour une rine - La Chapelet de virginite de Jeanne de Laval ; R. Bartalini, La preistoria di Simone Martini, Un altro tassello ; T. Bohl, Giovanni di Paolo, fantastichetto! L'art de combiner les modeles, entre Sienne et Florence ; L. Cavazzini / A. Galli, Cristoforo Mantegazza a Merano ; K. Christiansen, Giovanni da Milano - Sight, Touch, and Saint Augustine ; A. De Marchi, Parerga angelichiani, per I pilieri della Depozisione Strozzi ; C. Dury, Heures italiennes, suites - Trois panneaux florentins decouverts a Machemont ; A. Galansino, Rinascimento elettronico ; M. Gianeselli, L'Adoration des Mages de Cosimo Rosselli, Une Epiphanie a Bayeux ; M. Bruggen Israels, An Annuciate Angel by Pietro Orioli and its History from the Piccolomini in Basciano to Joseph Lucas in Fiesole ; L. Kanter, Pietro or Polito del Donzello? ; P. Lorentz, La grandeur des Bourbons - Le triptyque de la Vierge glorieuse, retable du maitre-autel de la collegiale Notre-Dame de Moulins par Jean Hey (1498) ; E. Mognetti, Quelques emprunts ponctuels au Maitre des Anges rebelles dans la miniature francaise de la premiere moitie du XVe siecle ; E. Ravaud, Le Calvaire avec un moine chartreux de Jean de Beaumetz, Entre examen scientifique et documents d'archives ; N. Rowley, A la recherche de Fouquet en Italie ; J. Stoppa, Zanetto Bugatto a colori ; C. Brandon Strehlke, Niccola Tacchinardi, Tenor du bel canto, scenographe et collectionneur d'art ; A. Gobert, Bibliographie de Dominique Thiebaut.

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Item Number: 147617
Title: Römische Papstkapellen des Cinquecento
Author: Möller, Gina
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9783731904366
Record created on 12/13/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp., 67 color, 38 b&w illus.

Summary: : Die kulturell determinierte Materialpraxis ist immer schon ein entscheidender Faktor künstlerischer Produktion gewesen. Doch gerade für die Stadt Rom ist die Frage nach der Materialpraxis historisch eine äusserst relevante. Es sind die den Materialdurst der Superreichen stillenden Massen an Marmor der römischen Antike, die durch kulturelle Aneignungsprozesse über Jahrhunderte fortwährend produktiv rekontextualisiert wurden. Dies gipfelt in den spektakulären Kapellen- und Kirchenausstattungen des römischen Barock. Mit der von Gregor XIII. gestifteten Cappella Gregoriana in St. Peter findet die entscheidende Neubestimmung der Sakralraumausstattung statt, an die sich Sixtus V. mit der Stiftung der Cappella Sistina in Santa Maria Maggiore anschliesst. Sie bilden den Auftakt der durch das Material Buntmarmor massgeblich geprägten Geschichte des römisch-barocken Sakralraums, die im Vorliegenden Band behandelt wird.

Contents: Antiker Buntmarmor - Konstantinische Religions- und Baupolitik: Reform, Transformation, Kontinuität - Die Basilica Constantiniana - Die Basilika des Apostels Petrus - Spoliation - Materialästhetik und die Theorie des Schönen. Kunstinstanz Raffael - Zur materiellen Rekonstruktion im Medium der Zeichnung: Ein Exkurs - Die Cappella Chigi: Erfolg ohne Nachfolge? - Stiftung und Bauprojektierung - Der Kapellenraum und seine Ausstattung - Vorbild oder Fragment? Architektur und Vergessen im Cinquecento. Die Cappella Gregoriana in Neu-Sankt Peter - Reform und Reformation: Das Pontifikat Gregors XIII - Das Heilige Jahr 1575 - Förderung der Wissenschaften - Die Bedeutung des päpstlichen Mäzenatentums - Destructio und Instauratio: ein Resümee der Baugeschichte von Neu-Sankt Peter - Die Cappella Gregoriana: Stiftung und Bauprojektierung - Material & Raumbild: Della Portas Dekorationssystem - Ökumene und christliche Sozialpolitik im gregorianischen Bildprogramm - Die Bau- und Ausstattungsgeschichte im Licht neuer Quellen - Zum Problem der päpstlichen Grablege - Freigrab vs. Wandgrab - Dauerhaftes Provisorium. Forschungsperspektiven - Franziskanische Kunstpolitik - Historiographie und franziskanische Spiritualität - Stein des Anstosses - Sixtinische Ambitionen - Die Cappella Sistina und ihre Bauprojektierung - Material und Raumbild - Die Schriftquellen - Römische Sepulkralkultur - Voraussetzungen - Die sixtinischen Grabmäler - Referenzsystem Orden - Heiliges Material - Sakrament und Eucharistieverständnis: Das Tempietto-Tabernakel - Produktionsprozesse - Argumente Franziskanischer Spiritualität und christlicher Sozialethik im Bildprogramm - Der Werkstattbetrieb: Die Quellen. Zusammenfassung. (Studien zur internationalen Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte, 159)

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Item Number: 149435
Title: Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Author: Montesano, Marina
Price: $84.99
ISBN: 9783319920771
Record created on 08/17/2018
Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 22cm., hardcover, 278pp., 3 color illus.

Summary: This book explores the relationships between ancient witchcraft and its modern incarnation, and by doing so fills an important gap in the historiography. It is often noted that stories of witchcraft circulated in Greek and Latin classical texts, and that treatises dealing with witch-beliefs referenced them. Still, the role of humanistic culture and classical revival in the developing of the witch-hunts has not yet been fully researched. Marina Montesano examines Greek and Latin literature, revealing how particular features of ancient striges were carried into the Late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the fifteenth century, when early Italian trials recall the myth of the strix common in ancient Latin sources and in popular memory. The final chapter also serves as a conclusion, to show how in Renaissance Italy and beyond, classical accounts of witchcraft ceased to be just stories, as they had formerly been, and were instead used to attest to the reality of witches’ powers.

Contents: Prototypes- Magic and Witchcraft in Greece ; The Witch as a Woman: Tales of Magic in Rome ; Maleficia: From Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages ; 'A Company That Go the Course' ; 'Let's Send Up Some Incense to the Lord!' ; The Italian Quattrocento ; 'Twelve Thousand Circes'. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

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Item Number: 148661
Title: Menasseh ben Israel : Rabbi of Amsterdam
Author: Nadler, Steven
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780300224108
Record created on 04/12/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 21cm., hardcover, 298pp. Appendix: Menasseh ben Israel and Rembrandt.

Summary: Menasseh ben Israel (1604–1657) was among the most accomplished and cosmopolitan rabbis of his time, and a pivotal intellectual figure in early modern Jewish history. He was one of the three rabbis of the “Portuguese Nation” in Amsterdam, a community that quickly earned renown worldwide for its mercantile and scholarly vitality. Born in Lisbon, Menasseh and his family were forcibly converted to Catholicism but suspected of insincerity in their new faith. To avoid the horrors of the Inquisition, they fled first to southwestern France, and then to Amsterdam, where they finally settled. Menasseh played an important role during the formative decades of one of the most vital Jewish communities of early modern Europe, and was influential through his extraordinary work as a printer and his efforts on behalf of the readmission of Jews to England. In this lively biography, Steven Nadler provides a fresh perspective on this seminal figure.

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Item Number: 147252
Title: Elegy Landscapes: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime
Author: Plumly, Stanley
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780393651508
Record created on 11/07/2017
Description: New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 208pp., 8pp. color illus.

Summary: Following his “obsessive, intricate, intimate, and brilliant” (Washington Post) work in Posthumous Keats and The Immortal Evening, renowned poet Stanley Plumly further explores immortality in art through the work of two impressive landscape artists: John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. How is it that this disparate pair will come to be regarded as Britain’s supreme landscape painters, precursors to Impressionism and Modernism? How did each painter’s life influence his work? Seeking the transcendent aesthetic awe of the sublime and reeling from personal tragedy, these talented painters portrayed the terrible beauty of the natural world from an intimate, close-up perspective. Plumly studies the paintings against the pull of the artists’ lives, probing how each finds the sublime in different, though connected, worlds. At once a meditation on the difficulties in achieving truly immortal works of art and an exploration of the relationship between artist and artwork, Elegy Landscapes takes a wide-angle look at the philosophy of the sublime.

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Item Number: 149005
Title: Künstlerhäuser im Mittelalter und der frühen Neuzeit. Artists' Homes in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era
Author: Tacke, Andreas (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783731903949
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 320pp., 246 color illus. German-English text.

Contents: Künstler in der Werkstatt - zu Hause - auf der Strasse, Kurt W. Forster ; 'Ein guter Nachbar ist ein edel Kleinod' - Sozialtopographische Verortung der Augsburger Maler im 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert, Danica Brenner ; Topographie der Künstlerhäuser in Strassburg im 15. Jahrhundert, Colin Arnaud ; Filaretes papierenes Haus des Architekten, Berthold Hub ; 'In den Salvatoer' - Das Haus des Malers Hieronymus Bosch, Nils Büttner ; À l'Écu de Verre- entre résidence et atelier, une maison de peintre verrier vers 1500, Caroline Blondeau-Morizot ; Italienische Künstlerhäuser im Cinquecento - zwischen kunsttheoretischen Topoi, handwerklicher Wirklichkeit und der Idee des museo, Theda Jürjens ; Giulio Romanos Mantuaner 'Künstlerhaus' als summa artistica - Eigenreferenzialitäten in Architektur und Ausstattung der Casa Pippi (1538-1542), Fabian Müller ; Artists' Houses and Workshops in 16th century Antwerp- the Cases of Frans & Cornelis Floris, Petra Maclot ; Pygmalions Werkstatt - Ein Künstlerhaus der Spätrenaissance in Basel, Susan Tipton (mit einem Beitrag zur Bauforschung von Wolfram Schmitz) ; Artists and Their Houses in Amsterdam 1530-1590 - Findings from a student project at the University of Amsterdam, Madelon Simons ; Documentary Evidence on the House of the Antwerp History Painter Frans Francken the Elder (ca. 1542-1616), Natasja Peeters ; Genoese Artists' Studios between the 16th and 17th Century. Living and Painting in a City without Court or Academy, Valentina Frascarolo ; Artists' Residences and the Artists' Quarter in Mantua in the 16th and 17th Centuries, Roberta Piccinelli ; Rubens's palazzetto in Antwerp, Barbara Uppenkamp ; Artist Flatshare versus Family Business - Jusepe de Ribera's Housing Situation in Rome and Naples in a Comparative View, Justus Lange ; "In casa nostra dove habitava ancora Bamboccio". The Roman Houses of the Dutch Artist Pieter van Laer, Susanne Bartels ; Rembrandt's House and the Making of an Artist, H. Perry Chapman ; Ein Museum zur Selbstdarstellung. Das Haus des Ulmer Stadtbaumeisters Joseph Furttenbach (1591-1667), Hubertus Günther ; Bernini's Neighborhood. An Analysis of Artists' Homes in 17th-Century Rome, Laura Bartoni ; Wohnungen, Häuser und Werkstätten der Prager Künstler im 16.-18. Jahrhundert, Radka Heisslerová / Stepan Vacha ; Social and Cultural Dynamics and Working Interactions of Sculptors "di Natione Lombarda" in Genoa during the 17th and 18th centuries, Mariangela Bruno ; Ein Künstlerleben. Egid Quirin Asams Fassade seines Münchner Wohnhauses, Thomas Schauerte. (Artifex : Quellen und Studien zur Künstlergeschichte : Sources and Studies in the Social History of the Artist). (Artifex : Quellen und Studien zur Künstlergeschichte : Sources and Studies in the Social History of the Artist)

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Item Number: 149447
Title: JAMES TURRELL : Extraordinary Ideas—Realized
Author: Stiftung Frieder Burda (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9783775744843
Record created on 08/24/2018
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 192pp., 178 illus. English text. Exhibition held at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Summary: Magician of light and color: all of James Turrell's great works in a single volume, featuring photographs never seen before. For more than fifty years, James Turrell (*1943, Los Angeles), one of the most prominent artists of our time, has devoted himself to the exploration of the (im)materiality and perception of light. Turrell succeeds like no other artist in making it possible to experience light as an artistic medium through the senses and the intellect alike. He himself describes his art as “perceptual art.” In his large installations the artist floods accessible spaces with light, which spills out in soft seas of color or intensely glowing, luminous fogs, taking viewers to the limits of their perception. This book provides a comprehensive view of Turrell’s oeuvre and unites works of art from various phases of his career from the 1960s onward.

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Item Number: 149030
Title: VITTORIO ZECCHIN : Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini
Author: Barovier, Marino ; Carla Sonego
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9788857237121
Record created on 05/27/2018
Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 472pp., 1500 color images. English translation of 2017 edition.

Summary: Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini presents, for the first time, the entire glass production of Murano painter and glassmaker Vittorio Zecchin (1878-1947) at the two storied glassworks. Between 1921 and 1925, Zecchin served as artistic director of the V.S.M. Cappellin Venini & Company glassworks, founded in 1921 by the Venetian antiquarian Giacomo Cappellin and the young Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini to offer a sophisticated, modern style of glass production. Responding to the demands of the firm and its customers, Zecchin created startlingly modern monochrome blown-glass pieces with extraordinary colors and elegant, minimal lines-a radically new style for glass that marked a decisive turning point in the 20th-century history of Murano. Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini reconstructs for the first time the entire collection of transparent blown-glass pieces designed by Zecchin between 1921 and 1926, first for Cappellin and Venini and then for Cappellin alone. It includes a sequence of about 900 luminous objects (from vases to compote bowls, from table services to chandeliers), painstakingly identified following rigorous research, and extensively illustrated here with new photography, plus a selection of largely unpublished period photographs and drawings. A major contribution to the history of design, this volume casts new light on the modernist master of Murano glass.

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