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Item Number: 149072
Title: ROBERT ADAMS : 27 Roads
Author: Adams, Robert
Record created on 06/03/2018
Description: San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 64pp., 36 images.
Summary: The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams (born 1937) since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. 27 Roads is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist's concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams' roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, "Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one".
Item Number: 148547
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Notes and Methods
Author: Af Klint, Hilma ; Iris Müller-Westermann (intro., commentary)
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 300 color plates.
Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves “The Five,” began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint’s abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.
Item Number: 146477
Title: Palmyra : Mirage in the Desert
Author: Aruz, Joan (ed)
Record created on 08/14/2017
Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 160pp., 132 illus.
Summary: In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragic headline news in 2015, when it was overtaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which destroyed many of its monuments and artifacts. The essays in this book include new scholarship on Palmyra’s origins and evolution as well as developments from both before and after its damage by ISIS, providing new information that will be relevant to current and future generations of art historians and archaeologists. The book also includes a moving tribute by Waleed Khaled al-Asa’ad to his father, Khaled al-Asa’ad, the Syrian archaeologist, who was the head of antiquities and curator at Palmyra, who was brutally murdered by ISIS in 2015 for defending the site.
Item Number: 148603
Title: Italy and Early Medieval Europe : Papers for Chris Wickham
Author: Balzaretti, Ross (et al)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 567pp., 34 b&w illus.
Contents: Italy and the Early Middle Ages: a Journey through Time and Space, Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow and Patricia Skinner ; Chris - An Appreciation, Janet Nelson ; Lodare 'il Wickham', Cristina La Rocca. 1. Social Cohesion, Breaks and Transformations in Italy, 535-600, Walter Pohl. 2. The Roman Origins of the Northumbrian Kingdom, Ian Wood. 3. Langobardi in the Sixth Century without Paulus Diaconus, Patrick Geary. 4. Boni homini in Northern Iberia: a Particularity that Raises some General Questions, Wendy Davies. 5. Gender and the Gift: the Giving and Receiving of Women in Early Medieval England, Pauline Stafford. 6. Still Fussing about Feudalism, Susan Reynolds. 7. Travail, Salaire et Pauvrete au Moyen Age, Laurent Feller. 8. Bastard Feudalism and the Framing of Thirteenth-Century England, Peter Cross. 9. Changing Rural Settlements in the Early Middle Ages in Central and northern Italy: Towards the Centralization of Rural Property, Marco Valenti. 10. Between the City and the Countryside: the Aristocracy in the March of Tuscia (late tenth - early twelfth centuries), Maria Elena Cortese. 11. Riflessioni sulle Economie dei Secoli X e XI: Palermo e Roma a Confronto, Alessandra Molinari. 12. Reframing Norman Italy, Sandro Carocci. 13. Labour Services and Peasant Obligations in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Southern Italy, Graham A. Loud. 14. An Arena of Abuses and Competing Powers: Rome in Cassiodorus', Cristina La Rocca. 15. Topographic Memory, Lisa Fentress. 16. The Damnatio Memoriae of Pope Constantine II (767-768), Rosamond McKitterick. 17. Fame and its Vagaries in the Middle Ages, Antonio Sennis. 18. Archives and Social Change in Italy, c.900-1100: the Evidence of Dispute Notices, Marios Costambeys. 19. Disputed Possession, Legal Process and Memory in Thirteenth-Century Lombardy: the case of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227), Edward Coleman. 20. 'To Destroy a City so Great and Remarkable': Lamentation, Panegyric and the Idea of the Medieval City, Paul Oldfield. 21. 'Framing' and Lighting: Another Angle on Transition, Paul Fouracre. 22. Lands and Lights in Early Medieval Rome, Joanna Story. 23. Garden Cities in Medieval Italy, Caroline Goodson. 24. Chestnuts in Charters: Evidence for Specialised Production in Tenth-Century Genoa and Milan, Ross Balzaretti. 25. The 'Life Aquatic' on Athos in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, Rosemary Morris. 26. Public Powers, Private Powers and the Exploitation of Metals for Coinage: the Case of Medieval Tuscany, Giovanna Bianchi. 27. Coinage and the Tributary Mode of Production, Eduardo Manzano Moreno. 28. Comparing Medieval Iceland with Other Regions: Problems and Possibilities, Chris Callow. 29. Early Medieval Wales and Calabria: a Mountain of Problems?, Patricia Skinner. 30. Devozione longobarda, Paolo Delongu. 31. Cursing and Curing, or The Practice of Christianity in Eighth-Century Rome, Julia Smith. 32. Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Views on Islam and on Jihad, c.900 CE: a Papal Connection?, John Haldon. 33. The Two Republics: Ecclesia and the Public Domain in the Carolingian World, Mayke de Jong. 34. Developing Definitions of Reform in the Church in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, Julia Barrow. 35. Memory, Gift and Politics: Matilda of Tuscany and her Donations to St Peter, Regine Le Jan. 36. Como and Padua, Frances Andrews.
(The Past and Present Book Series)
Item Number: 147085
Title: WILLIAM BLAKE : Selected Works
Author: Otto, Peter (ed)
Record created on 10/20/2017
Available December 2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 848pp., 120 b&w illus.
Summary: This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers a comprehensive selection of the work of William Blake (1757-1827). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, this authoritative edition enables students to explore Blake's poetry, illuminated poetry, and prose alongside selections from his letters, manuscripts, notebook, advertising pamphlets, marginalia, and works he printed in conventional letterpress. The edition arranges Blake's works in chronological order, according to the date when they were first printed or, in the case of unpublished works, the years in which they were composed. With the help of editorial headnotes and annotations, this arrangement brings to the foreground Blake's material and intellectual labours as a poet, painter, prophet, and non-academic philosopher; the networks of acquaintances, friends, patrons, and enemies who helped support or provoke this work; and the tumultuous historical events he responded to, which included the beginning of modern feminism, the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the American and French Revolutions, William Pitt's so-called 'Reign of Terror' in Britain, an attempted revolution in Ireland (1798), a successful slave rebellion in Haiti (1791-1804), and the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Some editions attempt to sanitize Blake, by hiding from view the most startling elements of his thought; but in this edition Blake's sexual, political, religious, and poetic heterodoxy comes into full view. At the same time, this edition foregrounds the dynamics of Blake's composite art, with equal weight given to its verbal and visual dimensions; makes visible the chief lines of force that structure his oeuvre; and highlights his developing thought on sapphism, sodomy, the body, relations between the sexes, the roots of violence, and the politics of imagination. This is a Blake whose dialogue with his own time anticipates much later developments, including modern depth psychologies; analyses of the social and psychological dynamics of war and peace; interest in the body, sexuality, and gender; and experiments in the relation between actual and virtual realities--a Blake who is provocative, unsettling, exhilarating, and somehow our contemporary. Explanatory notes and commentary are included, to enhance the study, understanding, and enjoyment of these works, and the edition includes an Introduction to the life and works of Blake, and a Chronology.
(21st Century Oxford Authors series.)
Item Number: 148613
Title: ANNE BRIGMAN : A Visionary in Modern Photography
Author: Wolfe, Ann M. (et al)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 2 vols. 29cm., hardcover, 496pp. illus.
Summary: A much-anticipated look at one of the first feminist artists, best known for her iconic landscape photographs made in the early 1900s depicting female nudes outdoors in rugged Northern California. This monumental publication rediscovers and celebrates the work of Anne Brigman, whose photography was considered radical for its time. For Brigman to objectify her own nude body as the subject of her photographs at the turn of the 20th century was groundbreaking; to do so outdoors in a near-desolate wilderness setting was revolutionary. Brigman’s significance spanned both coasts: in Northern California, where she lived, she was known as a poet, a critic, and a member of the Pictorialist photography movement. On the East Coast, her work was promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, who elected her as a fellow of the prestigious Photo-Secession. The special deluxe packaging for this publication includes a box containing two volumes: one large book is devoted to Brigman’s entire career, covering such topics as Brigman’s work within the contexts of the California Arts & Crafts movement and New York Modernism, and the relevance of her work to contemporary conversations regarding gendered landscapes of the American frontier. Also included is a smaller book with Brigman’s poetry and reproductions of Brigman’s original Songs of a Pagan.
Item Number: 147647
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL : The Complete Works
Author: Muller, Jurgen ; Thomas Schauerte
Record created on 12/16/2017
Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 492pp. prof. illus.
Summary: The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content. Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels. This monograph is a testament to Bruegel's enlightenment as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the Catholic Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions. This XXL-sized collection gathers all 39 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 etchings, each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel's time. We discover how, in spite of his early death, Bruegel's work revealed a development against the tide of the Italian Renaissance. Surviving satirical verses and critical motifs illustrate the divide with his Rome-oriented fellow artists, admirers of Michelangelo and Raphael.
Item Number: 149500
Title: Opere d’arte prese in Italia : nel corso della campagna napoleonica (1796-1814) e riprese da ANTONIO CANOVA nel 1815 : Oeuvres d'art prises en Italie pendanta la campagne napoleonienne 1796-1814 et repris par Antonio Canova en 1815
Author: Emiliani, Andrea ; Michel Laclotte
Record created on 09/10/2018
Description: Bologna-Faenza: Accademia Clementina, Carta Bianca, 2018. 32cm., pbk., 341pp. illus.
Summary: Nel 1996 Mlle Gilberte Emile-Male già Direttore del Gabinetto di Restauro del Louvre, dona all'allora presidente dell'Accademia Clementina di Bologna, Andrea Emiliani, un importante lavoro di ricerca e di compilazione del prezioso Inventario-Catalogo delle Opere d'arte prelevate in Italia tra il 1796 ed il 1814. Forse non tutti ricordano che lo scultore Antonio Canova, nel giugno 1815, dopo la sconfitta di Napoleone a Waterloo, giunse dall'Italia con l'intento di ricomporre almeno parte del patrimonio artistico della Chiesa di Roma. Le trattative difficili con Vivant-Denon e con alcuni tra gli Alleati, si conclusero tuttavia con il felicissimo risultato di ottenere il ritorno di circa 350 oggetti d'arte. A quel punto, Canova stesso, si rese conto della dolorosa mancanza di capitali atti a sostenere le spese non indifferenti del ritorno in Italia. Il generale H.R. Wellington, comandante dell'Alleanza e vincitore della battaglia di Waterloo felice dei risultati tanto impegnativi per la nazione, decise di finanziare personalmente l'operazione. E alla fine dell'anno 1815 le opere bolognesi erano esposte nella chiesa dello Spirito Santo sita in via de' Gombruti.
Item Number: 148350
Title: TOM CHAMBERS : Hearts and Bones
Author: Avedon, Elizabeth (intro)
Record created on 03/15/2018
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 115 color images.
Summary: For over twenty-five years Tom Chambers has been telling stories through photomontages. These stunning images, blending the everyday with the fantastic, are inspired largely by travel in places as varied as American west, New England, Mexico, Italy, and Iceland. Chambers uses photomontage to present unspoken stories that illustrate fleeting moments in time and are known for being extremely evocative, eliciting feelings ranging from tranquility to turbulence—and all the points in between. Through his intentional use of magical realism, Chamber’s photomontages look believable, but improbable. Each, in fact, has been carefully constructed, using both planned images and ones that unexpectedly enhance the story he wishes to tell. Through such techniques Chambers moves beyond documentation of the present in order to fuse reality and fantasy into musings about the possibilities of the future. Hearts and Bones is the first comprehensive collection of Chambers's work. More than one hundred color photomontages are included in this volume, spanning his entire career.
Item Number: 149136
Title: A Companion to the City of Rome
Author: Claridge, Amanda ; Claire Holleran (eds)
Record created on 06/18/2018
Description: Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 758pp.
Contents: 1. Source Material - I. Archaeological Sources, Maria Kneafsey - II. Written Sources, Richard Flower - III. The Marble Plans, Pier Luigi Tucci - IV. The Epigraphic Record, Boris Rankov - V. Coins, Andrew Burnett. 2. Historical Overview - From City/State to Christian Center, Christopher Smith. 3. A City of Stories, T.P. Wiseman. 4. Defining the City - The Boundaries of Rome, Penelope J. Goodman. 5. The Development of the City - An Archaeological Perspective, I.From its Origins to the Second Century bce, Amanda Claridge. II. From 100 bce to ce 600, Amanda Claridge. 6. The Population, Elio Lo Cascio. 7. Social Structure and the plebs Romana, David Noy. 8. The Army in Imperial Rome, Jon Coulston. 9. Rivers, Roads, Harbors, and Wharves, Candace Rice. 10. Feeding Rome - The Grain Supply, Giovanni Geraci. 11. Water Supply and Sewers, Harry B. Evans. 12. Streets and Street Life, J. Bert Lott. 13. Urban Administration in Rome, John R. Patterson. 14. Housing - I. The Development and Role of the Roman Aristocratic Domus, Hannah Platts. II. Insulae, Janet DeLaine. 15. The Imperial Thermae, Janet DeLaine. 16. Libraries and Literary Culture in Rome, Matthew Nicholls. 17. Hazards of Life in Ancient Rome - Floods, Fires, Famines, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers, Gregory S. Aldrete. 18. Funerary Practice in the City of Rome, Valerie M. Hope. 19. Roman Cemeteries and Tombs, Barbara E. Borg. 20. The Labor Market, Laurens E. Tacoma. 21. Production in Rome, Dennis Kehoe. 22. The Retail Trade, Claire Holleran. 23. The Construction Industry, Janet DeLaine. 24. Temples, Colleges, and Priesthoods, Jörg Rüpke. 25. Entertainment, David Potter. 26. Law and Lawcourts, Leanne Bablitz. 27. The Roman Church, John Curran. 28. Political Space, Elizabeth H. Pearson. 29. The Triumphal Procession, Geoffrey S. Sumi. 30. Urban Commemoration - The Pompa Triumphalis in Rome, Diane Favro. 31. Written Rome - Ancient Literary Responses, Diana Spencer. 32. The Renaissance - The "Discovery" of Ancient Rome, Brian A. Curran. 33. Napoleonic Rome and "Roma Capitale", Pier Luigi Tucci. 34. Mussolini and Rome, Borden Painter. 35. The City of Ancient Rome on Screen, Monica S. Cyrino.
(Blackwell Companions to Art History, 101)
Item Number: 149223
Title: Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century
Author: Curatola, Giovanni
Record created on 06/26/2018
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.
Item Number: 149553
Title: DALI : Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936
Author: Roglan, Mark ; Shelley DeMaria
Record created on 09/19/2018
Available December 2018
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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.
Item Number: 149539
Title: The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language : "Il buono amore è di bellezza disio"
Author: Di Felice, Claudio ; Philiep Bossier ; Harald Hendrix
Record created on 09/17/2018
Available January 2019, further details forthcoming
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover.
Summary: Beauty is a central concept in the Italian cultural imagination throughout its history and in virtually all its manifestations. It particularly permeates the domains that have governed the construction of Italian identity: literature and language. The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language assesses this long tradition in a series of essays covering a wide chronological and thematic range, while crossing from historical linguistics to literary and cultural studies. It offers elements for reflection on cross-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, and demonstrates the power of beauty as a fundamental category beyond aesthetics.
Item Number: 148615
Title: TARA DONOVAN : Fieldwork
Author: Abrams, Nora Burnett
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade - taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume - which accompanies a major retrospective - features an expansive selection of her most impressive and important works to date, spanning 10 years. Curator Nora Burnett Abrams, along with a several other leading scholars of contemporary art, consider critical issues around this important artist work: issues related to labor and process, and the interplay between ethereality and monumentality, among other key themes. The book looks at several major bodies of work realized in different formats and different settings, affording the reader a glimpse into the important themes and visual languages the artist continuously explores. The book will also consider, importantly for the first time, the artist's sculptural wall works which shed light on her distinct and varied practice.
Item Number: 147796
Title: France and the Visual Arts since 1945 : Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art
Author: Dossin, Catherine (ed)
Record created on 01/03/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 286pp. illus.
Contents: 1. Beyond the Clichés of "Decadence" and the Myths of "Triumph" - Rewriting France in the Stories of Postwar Western Art, Catherine Dossin. 2. Art and Communism in Postwar France - The Impossible Task of Defining a French Socialist Realism, Lucia Piccioni and Cécile Pichon-Bonin. 3. The Art of Community in Isidore Isou's Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951), Marin Sarvé-Tarr. 4. Their Paris, Our Paris - a Situationist dérive, Emmanuel Guy. 5. Pinot Gallizio's Cavern - Re-Excavating Postwar Paris, Sophie Cras. 6. Agnès Varda's du Côté de la Côte - Place as 'Sociological Phenomenon', Rosemary O'Neill. 7. Cybernetic Bordello - Nicolas Schöffer's Aesthetic Hygiene, Hervé Vanel. 8. Nouveau Réalisme in its "Longue Durée" - From the 19th Century Chiffonnier to the Remembrance of World War II, Déborah Laks. 9. Decelerating Le Mouvement of Paris with Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision of Antwerp - Movement, Time, and Kinetic Art, 1955-1959, Noémi Joly. 10. The Public Art of Jean Tinguely 1959-1991 - Between Performance and Permanence, Elisabeth Tiso. 11. Jean-Jacques Lebel's Revolution - The French Happening, Surrealism, and the Algerian War, Laurel Fredrickson. 12. Reimagining Communism after 1968 - The Case of Grapus, Sami Siegelbaum. 13. Autogestion in French Art after 1968 - A Case Study of the Sociological Art Collective, Ruth Erickson. 14. André Cadere's Disorderly Conduct, Lily Woodruff. 15. Places of Memory and Locus - Ernest Pignon Ernest, Jacopo Galimberti. 16. Questioning the Void - Sophie Calle's Archival Subversions, Rachel Boate. 17. Claire Fontaine, Redemptions, Liam Considine.
Item Number: 148614
Title: Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
Author: Estersohn, Pieter
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 28cm,. hardcover, 336pp. illus.
Summary: This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. The edition's thirty-five featured homes were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and more. All pair exquisite interiors with expansive lush lawns and riverfront views. Formerly country homes for eighteenth-century landed gentry and nineteenth-century industrialists--Astors, Chanlers, Chapmans, Delanos, Roosevelts--they include Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners' descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts, including Richard Jenrette and Brice Marden.
Item Number: 149342
Title: GILBERT & GEORGE : The Great Exhibition
Author: Obrist, Hans Ulrich ; Daniel Birnbaum
Record created on 07/23/2018
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.
Item Number: 149495
Title: CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GILLE 1805–1899 : Malerische Entdeckung der Natur
Author: Spitzer, Gerd
Record created on 09/06/2018
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.
Item Number: 149559
Title: Per diletto e per profitto : I Rondinini, le arti e l’Europa
Author: Giometti, Cristiano ; Loredana Lorizzo
Record created on 09/21/2018
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Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp., 80 illus.
Summary: La fama dei Rondinini è indissolubilmente legata ad alcuni capolavori della storia dell'arte quali la Medusa oggi alla Glyptothek di Monaco o l'ultima fatica di Michelangelo, la Pietà, poi nota come "Rondanini", variante del cognome della famiglia romana, misteriosamente giunta in collezione e oggi conservata all'ospedale spagnolo del Castello Sforzesco di Milano. Frutto di anni di ricerche e di un progetto condiviso tra le Università di Firenze e Salerno, il presente volume intende restituire la fisionomia, non solo fisica ma anche intellettuale, dei protagonisti di questa saga familiare che si dipana per oltre tre secoli. In questa lunga storia, che ebbe inizio a Roma tra la fine del Cinquecento e i primi anni del Seicento, spiccano le figure del fondatore Natale Rondinini seniore, del figlio Alessandro e della moglie Felice con la quale condivise l'intereasse per l'erudizione e per l'arte, commissionando opere a Claude Lorrain, Francesco Albani, Pieter van Laer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini e Alessndro Algardi. Le preziose memorie raccolte dai suoi avi furono gelosamente conservate e riallestite nel nuovo palazzo in via del Corso dal marchese Giuseppe, ultimo rampollo dei Rondinini che intrattenne rapporti con Winckelmann e Goethe, inserendosi con moderno approccio nell'ambito internazionale del Grand Tour. Contents: I. Alle origini della famiglia: i Rondinini e gli Zacchia nella Roma d'inizio Seicento - I.1 L'ascesa di Natale Rondinini e la nascita di una collezione. I.2 Il ritratto di Paul Bril in casa Rondinini. I.3 Paolo Emilio seniore e Laudivio Zacchia: due cardinali in cerca di affermazione. II. Alessandro Rondinini seniore e Felice Zacchia - II.1 Alessandro Rondinini seniore: i poliedrici interessi di un avvocato concistoriale. II.2 Un giardino botanico tra le ville di Termini. II.3 Felice Zacchia: da consorte intellettuale a mater familias. II.4 Lo "strigotio" di Pieter van Laer. II.5 "Camina di pari passo nel diletto, e nella cognitione…col signore suo consorte" . III. Gli scultori di casa - III.1 François Du Quesnoy e Orfeo Boselli. III.2 Alessandro Algardi. III.3 Laudivio Zacchia versus Natale Rondinini seniore: una proposta per un busto in cerca di identità. III.4 Domenico Guidi e le memorie di famiglia scolpite. IV. Alessandro Rondinini juniore e Margherita Ambra: nuovi assetti familiari - IV.1 Le avventure di Alessandro juniore. IV.2 La villa a Termini al tempo di Alessandro juniore. IV.3 Due presenze inaspettate nella villa a Termini: le terracotte di Domenico Guidi e Alessandro Algardi. IV.4 La lungimiranza di Margherita Ambra. IV.5 Il nuovo palazzo al Corso attraverso gli occhi degli artisti. V. Giuseppe Rondinini da via del Corso all'Europa - V.1 L'ultimo discendente dei Rondinini. V.2 Pietro Bracci e il gabinetto delle terrecotte. V.3 Le terrecotte di Gian Lorenzo Bernini. V.4 Le terrecotte di Camillo Rusconi. V.5 La collezione di disegni. V.6 Bartolomeo Cavaceppi. Restauri e nuove acquisizioni. V.7 Grossi, Gesuelli e il monumento di Giuseppe Rondinini a Sant'Onofrio. VI. Il marchese che volle farsi imprenditore - VI.1 "Bisogna adattarsi al gusto dei paesi e saperne profittare". Il tentativo di un trading europeo: olio, vino, quadri e statue. VI.2 La galleria di carta: un progetto editoriale. VI.3 L'epilogo di una collezione: la vendita delle sculture antiche. VII. Michelangelo a Palazzo Rondinini - VII.1 La Pietà. VII.2 Tutti vogliono Michelangelo. Appendice documentaria.
Item Number: 138913
Title: The Paintings of GUERCINO : A Revised and Expanded Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Turner, Nicholas
Record created on 11/23/2015
Description: Rome: Ugo Bozzi, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 850pp., 210 color, 350 b&w illus., slipcased. Ugo Bozzi Editore is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of an updated edition of Luigi Salerno's I dipinti del Guercino (Rome, 1988). That book-written in close consultation with renowned Guercino authority Sir Denis Mahon-was the first monograph on the artist, but is now seriously out of date. The pace of research has quickened appreciably, as is clear from the torrent of recent books, exhibition catalogues and other publications on the artist. This new information needs to be collated and synthesized in one place. The revision, generously supported by the Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, has been undertaken by Nicholas Turner, who collaborated with the late Sir Denis for a decade from 1979 on the catalogue The Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle (Cambridge, 1989). A 200-page introduction, lavishly illustrated in colour, will cover topics central to a better understanding of Guercino's work. These include his ability to invent a constant stream of new figural poses and expressions, largely thanks to his time-saving practice of recycling favourite ideas from his immense archive of autograph drawings. Less well known is his frequent borrowing of figures from other artists, not only Italian, which he cleverly disguised to hide his source. The painter's activity as a portraitist will be addressed, with several important previously unknown works brought into consideration.
The introduction will explore the distinctive way in which Guercino painted-his choice of colour and how it changed as he developed; the effect his squint had on his manner of composing; his intuitive brushwork and the phenomenal quickness of his hand; his habit (especially early in his career) of making full-sized oil sketches for some paintings, as well as autograph replicas (and how otherwise identical versions have their own traits); and, finally, how he and his studio worked as a team. His working methods were so characteristic that judging whether a given canvas is by him or not should, in theory, be relatively straightforward, but it is not. There was very much a two-way process between master and assistants: during a working life of some 50 years, he shared both ideas and commissions with studio members, including his brother and two nephews, as well as depending on them for help.
More than 50 'new' paintings have come to light in the past 30 years. They will be added to Salerno's catalogue of nearly 380 entries in their appropriate chronological place (taking the number of the previous entry, followed by the letter 'a', 'b', 'c', etc). Some were already known to Sir Denis, others have appeared since his death in 2011, while others still have undergone a shift in critical opinion in Guercino's favour. Catalogue entries will be added for lost works, whose appearance is roughly known from either replicas or finished preparatory studies (only some of which were included by Salerno).
Salerno's entries will be translated into English and, where necessary, corrected and updated. Entries will include details of related drawings by Guercino, of which some 150 have come to light on the art market or in museum collections since 1988. Bibliographical literature will be selectively updated, incorporating, for example, references to the 1997 edition of Guercino's Account Book.
Item Number: 148883
Title: Clarence House
Author: Hartshorne, Pamela
Record created on 05/08/2018
Description: London: Scala, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 56pp. illus.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; A Royal Residence: William, Duke of Clarence (1765 1837); Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786 1861); The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The House and Gardens: A brief introduction to the architectural history; The Entrance and Hall; The Lancaster Room; The Morning Room; The Library; The Dining Room; The Horse Corridor; The Garden Room. A Working House: Official entertaining; School visits; Working lunches and dinners; Receptions; Teas.
Item Number: 147004
Title: Ivories and Narwhal Tusks at Rosenborg Castle: Catalogue of Carved and Turned Ivories and Narwhal Tusks in the Royal Danish Collection 1600-1875
Author: Hein, Jorgen
Record created on 10/16/2017
Description: Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2018. 2 vols. 28cm., hardcover, 780pp., 700 color plates.
Summary: This extraordinary two-volume catalog presents five hundred objects made of ivory and narwhal tusk from the Royal Danish Collection at Copenhagen’s Rosenborg Castle. Jørgen Hein showcases and explains a remarkable range of carved and turned works (including small-scale statues, reliefs, drinkware, and decor) from Denmark, Europe, and beyond. The first major presentation of this impressive collection, this book includes more than seven hundred high-quality photographs.
Item Number: 148107
Title: Toulouse Renaissance
Author: Hemery, Exel (et al)
Record created on 02/13/2018
Description: Paris: Somogy, Coédition musée des Augustins, Toulouse, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 360pp., 236 illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue. French text.
Contents: Une cité riche et puissante - Les glorifications du passé - Palladia Tolosa et antiquaires toulousains ; Échanges et modernité - la peinture à Toulouse, de la fin du XVe siècle à l'aube du XVIe siècle ; Entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance, la sculpture dans le Toulousain et l'Albigeois autour de 1500 - un patchwork méridional ; Tradition versus modernité - l'architecture religieuse à Toulouse et ses artisans vers 1500 ; Les capitouls de la Renaissance ; Toulouse, une ville universitaire au XVIe siècle ; Marchands et bourgeois au XVIe siècle ; Toulouse, une capitale méridionale. Au cœur d'une région en effervescence - Les peintures murales de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi ; Des peintures de lumière - les vitraux de la cathédrale d'Auch ; Entre décor structurel et structure décorée - les portails de la cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch ; La cathédrale de Rodez - la production sculptée de la première Renaissance ; Le château de Montal ; Le château d'Assier en Quercy - un chaînon manquant de la Renaissance ; Le château de Bournazel ; Philippe de Lévis, évêque de Mirepoix (1466-1537) ; Le chœur sculpté de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Du goût nouveau à l'épanouissement classique - De l'ornement à la statuaire - la sculpture toulousaine des années 1510-1560 ; Antoine Olivier et Bernard Nalot, maîtres des arts de la couleur ; Savants en architecture (1520-1560) ; Imprimerie et humanisme à Toulouse - un élan partagé ; L'objet livre dans les éditions toulousaines au XVIe siècle ; Les orfèvres toulousains - des artisans renommés ; La musique à Toulouse à la Renaissance ; Les jeux Floraux. Troubles, exubérances et concorde - Une féconde architecture des temps de guerre, 1560-1590 ; Du prince de Navarre à Henri IV, portraits d'une ascension ; Catholiques et huguenots à Toulouse au XVIe siècle ; Fondeurs, sculpteurs et menuisiers - des ateliers florissants, 1550-1620 ; Des années 1570 à 1610 - les vertus d'une peinture symbolique ; Toulouse 1600, une ville en chantier ; Dépeindre Toulouse, au XVIe siècle ; La salle des Illustres et la stature de Palladia Tolosa au XVIIe siècle ; Toulouse et le Comminges au XVIe siècle. Petite histoire d'une incompréhension momentanée - religion et monarchie en 1589. Restaurer la Renaissance - Quel projet pour la conservation et la restauration des vitraux du XVIe siècle de la cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch? ; Restaurer la Renaissance - l'exemple du décor de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi ; Maurice Fenaille et la restauration de Montal ; Polychromies d'œuvres du XVIe siècle, musée des Augustins, Toulouse ; La restauration de trois stalles de chœur de la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse, conservées au musée du Louvre ; Le jardin du château de Bournazel.
Item Number: 148682
Title: The Venetian Discovery of America : Geographic Imagination in the Age of Encounters
Author: Horodowich, Elizabeth
Record created on 04/16/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 338pp., 74 b&w illus.
Summary: Few Renaissance Venetians saw the New World with their own eyes. As the print capital of early modern Europe, however, Venice developed a unique relationship to the Americas. Venetian editors, mapmakers, translators, writers, and cosmographers represented the New World at times as a place that the city's mariners had discovered before the Spanish, a world linked to Marco Polo's China, or another version of Venice, especially in the case of Tenochtitlan. Elizabeth Horodowich explores these various and distinctive modes of imagining the New World, including Venetian rhetorics of 'firstness', similitude, othering, comparison, and simultaneity generated through forms of textual and visual pastiche that linked the wider world to the Venetian lagoon. These wide-ranging stances allowed Venetians to argue for their different but equivalent participation in the Age of Encounters. Whereas historians have traditionally focused on the Spanish conquest and colonization of the New World, and the Dutch and English mapping of it, they have ignored the wide circulation of Venetian Americana. Horodowich demonstrates how with their printed texts and maps, Venetian newsmongers embraced a fertile tension between the distant and the close. In doing so, they played a crucial yet heretofore unrecognized role in the invention of America.
Contents: 1. Introduction - printing the new world in early modern Venice. 2. Compiled geographies - the Venetian travelogue and the Americas. 3. Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Venetian new world. 4. The Venetian mapping of the Americas. 5. Venetians in America - Nicolo Zen and the virtual exploration of the New World. 6. Venice as Tenochtitlan - the correspondence of the old world and the new.
Item Number: 148703
Title: The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist
Author: Howard, Christopher
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 400pp., 53 color, 82 b&w illus.
Summary: An examination of a 1970s Conceptual art project—advertisements for fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery—that hoodwinked the New York art world. From the summer of 1970 to March 1971, advertisements appeared in four leading art magazines— Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, and ARTnews—for a group show and six solo exhibitions at the Jean Freeman Gallery at 26 West Fifty-Seventh Street, in the heart of Manhattan's gallery district. As gallery goers soon discovered, this address did not exist—the street numbers went from 16 to 20 to 24 to 28—and neither did the art supposedly exhibited there. The ads were promoting fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery. The scheme, eventually exposed by a New York Times reporter, was concocted by the artist Terry Fugate-Wilcox as both work of art and critique of the art world. In this book, Christopher Howard brings this forgotten Conceptual art project back into view. Howard demonstrates that Fugate-Wilcox's project was an exceptionally clever embodiment of many important aspects of Conceptualism, incisively synthesizing the major aesthetic issues of its time—documentation and dematerialization, serialism and process, text and image, publishing and publicity. He puts the Jean Freeman Gallery in the context of other magazine-based work by Mel Bochner, Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, and Ed Ruscha, and compares the fictional artists' projects with actual Earthworks by Walter De Maria, Peter Hutchinson, Dennis Oppenheim, and more. Despite the deadpan perfection of the Jean Freeman Gallery project, the art establishment marginalized its creator, and the project itself was virtually erased from art history. Howard corrects these omissions, drawing on deep archival research, personal interviews, and investigation of fine-printed clues to shed new light on a New York art world mystery.
Item Number: 149538
Title: JAKUCHU : Le Royaume coloré des etre vivants
Author: Moscatiello, Manuela ; Aya Ota
Record created on 09/16/2018
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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.
Item Number: 149131
Title: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? The Sacred Heart in the Art, Religion, and Politics of New Spain
Author: Kilroy-Ewbank, Lauren G
Record created on 06/15/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? focuses on the significance of the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and its accompanying imagery in eighteenth-century New Spain. Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank considers paintings, prints, devotional texts, and archival sources within the Mexican context alongside issues and debates occurring in Europe to situate the New Spanish cult within local and global developments. She examines the iconography of these religious images and frames them within broader socio-political and religious discourses related to the Eucharist, the sun, the Jesuits, scientific and anatomical ideas, and mysticism. Images of the Heart helped to champion the cult’s validity as it was attacked by religious reformers.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 292/33.)
Item Number: 149554
Title: KÄTHE KOLLWITZ : According to the Truth
Author: Rix, Brenda
Record created on 09/19/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 120pp. illus.
Summary: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), a leading 20th century German artist, was known for her drawings, prints, and sculptures. In a career spanning more than five decades in a largely male-dominated art world, Kollwitz developed powerful and emotional imagery based on her own experiences, her interactions with working-class women in Berlin, and her exposure to the horrors of two world wars. While her naturalistic style at first appeared to be out of touch with the currents of abstraction that were becoming dominant during her lifetime, her depictions of universal human experiences, the depth and emotional power of her dense networks of lines and light and dark contrasts, were a potent reflection of her time that continue to resonate today. Kollwitz's compassion for those in need gave resulted in international renown. Today she is one of Germany's best known artists of the 20th century. Her name evokes images of bereaved mothers, ailing, fatherless children, and anguished parents, but her reputations rests on her artistic talent and drive for experimentation in a wide range of media. This extraordinary publication examines the richness and depth of Kollwitz's work and features more than 100 colour and black and white reproductions of her engravings, drawings, and sculptures, largely drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as essays by Brenda Rix on Kollwitz's life and art and by Brian McCrindle on building the Kollwitz collection.
Item Number: 149546
Title: MONIQUE LALLIER: a Retrospective
Author: Lallier, Monique
Record created on 09/18/2018
Available October 2018
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Description: New Castle and Greensboro: Oak Knoll Press, Guilford College Art Gallery, 2018. 28cm., pbk, 120pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Covering 46 years of fine bindings created by Monique Lallier, the exhibition draws from private lenders and institutional collections. With appreciations by Theresa Hammond, Ara Serjoie, Peter Geraty, and Karen Hamner, and an essay by Lallier herself. Monique Lallier is known for her creative and thoughtful approaches to the subjects of her binding projects. Her use of unusual materials such as eggshells, pewter, colorful wires, agates, lizard and snake skin -- even her own hair -- and innovative techniques including cutouts, reveals, pop-ups, and moveable parts make her bindings both distinctive and dynamic. Her binding of My Antonia by Willa Cather won a Best Binding award in an international exhibition at the Chicago Public Library in 2006. Her 2016 binding of Pantagruel was awarded a Silver Prize at the International Competition of Designer Bookbinders. Monique Lallier has served as director of the American Academy of Bookbinding and president of the Association des Relieurs du Quebec. In 2010 the Guild of Book Workers (New York) presented her with the Laura Young award for service as Chair of the Standards of Excellence annuel conference from 1988 to 2000. She is married to the British binder and conservator Don Etherington.
Item Number: 148642
Title: DOROTHEA LANGE : Politics of Seeing
Author: Johnson, Drew (et al)
Record created on 04/11/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 170 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Dorothea Lange’s photograph, Migrant Mother, is one of the most indelible and recognizable images of the Dust Bowl era. Lange’s career stretched far beyond the Great Depression, driven throughout by her compassionate advocacy for the people and land of California. This riveting book opens with Lange’s Bay Area portraits of the 1920s and ’30s when her photo studio formed a hub for San Francisco’s bohemian and artistic elite. It offers a generous overview of her work with the Farm Security Administration, where Lange was the only female photographer documenting the impact of the Depression and Dust Bowl on the west coast, working alongside the likes of Walker Evans, as well as her pictures of Japanese Americans forcibly displaced into internment camps following Pearl Harbor. It also includes images from her wartime shipyards series with Ansel Adams, postwar projects on the injustices of the American court system, loss of a community through the damming of the Putah Creek, and a photo series on Ireland. Accompanying these superbly reproduced images are thoughtful essays by curator Drew Johnson, critic Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and writer and curator David Campany, which offer appreciations of Lange’s work as an artist and humanitarian, charting the legacy of her exceptional photographic oeuvre.
Item Number: 146188
Title: PIERRE LESCOT (1515-1578) : Architecte du roi & de la Pléiade
Author: Perouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie
Record created on 07/07/2017
Description: Paris: Picard, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 207pp., 140 illus., most in color.
Summary: En 2015, les commémorations nationales ont fêté le cinq centième anniversaire de la naissance de Pierre Lescot. L’auteur, Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, a pris conscience alors de l’étonnant abandon dans lequel était tenue la renommée du célèbre architecte. Il s’agit pourtant d’un des plus grands architectes français, familier et ami des poètes de la Pléiade, créateur de la nouvelle manière de bâtir qui débute en France dans les années 1540 et se développera jusqu’à la fin de l’Ancien Régime. Nous lui devons le Louvre, un manifeste royal dont le rayonnement a été exceptionnel, et parmi ses autres réalisations l’hôtel de Carnavalet, la fontaine des Innocents ou encore les châteaux de Vallery ou de Fleury-en-Bière. L’auteur, spécialiste renommé de l’architecture française, livre une biographie et un catalogue des oeuvres de Lescot, dans laquelle il analyse un par un tous les édifices attribués ou attribuables à l’architecte.
Item Number: 149551
Title: The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America
Author: Lightfoot, D. Tulla
Record created on 09/18/2018
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Description: Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.
Summary: Nineteenth-century Victorian mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many were rational or spiritual meanings. This book takes an in-depth look at how death affected Victorian society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses mediums as performance artists, post mortem painters photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of 3-dimensional media.
Item Number: 149548
Title: Intorno all'Annunciazione Martelli di FILIPPO LIPPI : Riflessioni dopo il restauro. Atti della giornata di studi (Firenze, Museo di Casa Martelli, 26 maggio 2017)
Author: Bietti, Monica
Record created on 09/18/2018
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 216pp., 343 color illus.
Summary: 1440-1450. Siamo in pieno Rinascimento, i Medici e le famiglie fiorentine sono all’apice della loro grandezza e tutti i migliori artisti gravitano intorno a Firenze. È in questi anni che Filippo Lippi esegue l’Annunciazione per la cappella degli Operai- Martelli nella basilica di San Lorenzo. Ogni opera di questo periodo ha qualcosa di nuovo, gli artisti si osservano e competono tra loro, e le botteghe brulicano di lavori. Grazie al restauro di questa pala d’altare, finanziato dai Friends of Florence ed eseguito dall’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze, sono tornate alla luce peculiarità stilistiche e costruttive che hanno risvegliato la curiosità degli storici dell’arte. Le ricerche d’archivio condotte per l’occasione dalla curatrice del volume Monica Bietti hanno fornito ulteriori ragioni per rivedere le convinzioni pregresse e ne è nata una giornata di studi internazionale di cui questo volume riporta gli atti. Confronti, influenze e datazioni di capolavori oggi sparsi nei musei di tutto il mondo trovano in queste pagine il nuovo punto di riferimento, il più aggiornato, per gli studiosi del futuro.
Item Number: 139118
Title: Mittelalterliche Retabel in Hessen. Bd. I: Bildsprache, Bildgestalt, Bildgebrauch / Bd. II: Werke, Ensembles, Kontexte
Author: Locher, Hubert (et al)
Record created on 12/12/2015
Reannouncement, Available November 2018
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, ca. 800pp., 350 illus.
Summary: Im heutigen Hessen, einer historischen Transitregion und einem Gebiet vielfältiger Kontakte, Wege und Grenzen, hat sich ein reicher und außergewöhnlich qualitätvoller Bestand von etwa 200 mittelalterlichen Altarretabeln, teilweise an ihren originalen Standorten, erhalten. Der erste Band der vorliegenden Publikation bezieht sich generell auf mittelalterliche Retabel in Hessen, verbindet sie mit übergeordneten Fragestellungen und bettet sie in den deutschen und europäischen Kontext ein. Der zweite Band ist auf herausragende Einzelwerke und ihre funktionalen wie räumlichen Kontexte ausgerichtet. Über 30 exemplarisch ausgewählte Retabel und Retabelgruppen führen die Vielfalt und Einzigartigkeit des überlieferten Bestandes vor Augen und bieten damit einen repräsentativen Querschnitt, der zeitlich von 1300 bis ca. 1530 und geografisch von Hofgeismar in Nordbis Schöllenbach in Südhessen reicht.
Item Number: 149315
Title: Montepulciano e la città eterna : Paesaggi e vedute dall’estetica del Grand Tour alla metà del XX secolo
Author: Longi, Roberto
Record created on 07/16/2018
Description: Arcidosso: C&P Adver Effigi, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 160pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani, Montepulciano.
Summary: Montepulciano è da un lato un luogo dove si concentra un patrimonio storico e artistico veramente di monumentale pregnanza, dall’altro però è un tipico esempio di spazio remoto, remoto proprio alla coscienza del Grand Tour perché, come spiegano perfettamente le opere e gli oggetti qui raccolti, essendo la città non allineata con i tragitti da cui i viaggiatori scendevano lungo la Cassia per approdare a Roma, è sempre rimasta in un sorta di “splendido isolamento” che nondimeno l’ha resa ancor più agognata e amata da coloro i quali vi sono giunti di tempo in tempo.
Item Number: 148707
Title: Dimensionism : Modern Art in the Age of Einstein
Author: Malloy, Vanja V. (ed)
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, copublished with the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 344pp., 56 color, 54 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: The first book to document how artists of the early twentieth century responded to new scientific conceptions of reality. In the early twentieth century, influenced by advances in science that included Einstein's theory of relativity and newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses, artists were inspired to expand their art—to capture a new metareality that went beyond human perception into unseen dimensions. In 1936, the Hungarian poet Charles Sirató authored the Dimensionist Manifesto, signaling a new movement that called on artists to transcend "all the old borders and barriers of the arts." The manifesto was the first attempt to systematize the mass of changes that we now call modern art, and was endorsed by an impressive array of artists, including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, César Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, Ben Nicholson, Enrico Prampolini, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Dimensionism is the first book in English to explore how these and other "Dimensionists" responded to the scientific breakthroughs of their era. The book, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, reproduces works by the manifesto's initial endorsers and by such artists as Georges Braque, Joseph Cornell, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, Herbert Matter, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Kay Sage, Patrick Sullivan, and Dorothea Tanning. It also offers essays by prominent art historians that examine Sirató's now almost-forgotten text and the artists who searched for a means of expression that obliterated old conceptions and parameters. Appearing for the first time in English is Sirató's own "History of the Dimensionist Manifesto," written in 1966. The book brings aa long-forgotten voice and text back into circulation
Artists Alexander Archipenko, Jean Arp, Herbert Bayer, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, John Covert, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, César Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, Max Ernst, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerome Kamrowski, Frederick Kann, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Herbert Matter, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore, Nina Negri, Ben Nicholson, Isamu Noguchi, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Antoine Pevsner, Pablo Picasso, Enrico Prampolini, Anton Prinner, Kay Sage, Charles Sirató, Will Henry Stevens, Patrick Sullivan, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning.
Item Number: 149558
Title: The Dandy at Dusk: Taste and Melancholy in the Twentieth Century
Author: Mann, Phillip
Record created on 09/20/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Head of Zeus, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.
Summary: Philip Mann chronicles the relationship of dandyism and the emerging cultural landscape of modernity via portraits of Regency England's Beau Brummel – the first dandy – and six twentieth-century figures: Austrian architect Adolf Loos, the Duke of Windsor, neo-Edwardian courtier Bunny Roger, writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp, French film producer Jean-Pierre Melville, and New German Cinema enfant terrible and inverted dandy Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He blends memorable anecdotes with acute analysis to explore their style, identity and influence and interweaves their stories with an entertaining history of tailoring and men's fashion. The Dandy at Dusk contextualizes the relationship between dandyism, decadence and modernism, against the background of a century punctuated by global conflict and social upheaval.
Item Number: 149240
Title: Il Quattrocento a Fermo : Tradizione e avanguardie da Nicola di Ulisse da Siena a Carlo Crivelli
Author: Marchi, Alessandro ; Giulia Spina
Record created on 06/29/2018
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 60 illus. Exhibition held at Chiesa di San Filippo, Fermo
Summary: Dopo che nel 1433 Francesco Sforza ebbe conquistato le terre della Marca, Fermo diventoÌ la capitale di un nuovo Stato. La corte sforzesca si insedioÌ nella Rocca del Girfalco, dove nel 1442 Nicola di Ulisse da Siena fu chiamato a dipingere la camera che doveva accogliere Francesco con la novella sposa Bianca Maria Visconti. Dell’impresa cortese non rimane piuÌ nulla percheì i fermani, che mal sopportarono la dominazione sforzesca, nel 1446 distrussero completamente la fortezza. Ma la presenza di Nicola di Ulisse in cittaÌ lasceraÌ un segno sulla cultura artistica fermana alla metaÌ del Quattrocento, come testimonia la produzione di artisti locali specialmente attivi nell’entroterra. Un altro anno significativo eÌ il 1468, quando prende il via l’attivitaÌ marchigiana di Carlo Crivelli, seguito nel 1479 dal fratello Vittore, pittori veneziani che fecero di Fermo il fulcro della loro attivitaÌ artistica, tutta votata alla produzione di preziosi polittici gotici. Tali importanti testimonianze pittoriche, insieme a sculture, oreficerie, tessuti, ceramiche e miniature, documentano a Fermo e nel vasto territorio che la circonda l’imponente fioritura del Quattrocento artistico marchigiano.
Item Number: 149445
Title: La donna che amava i colori. Mery P. Merrifield lettere dall'Italia 1845-1846
Author: Mazzaferro, Giovanni
Record created on 08/23/2018
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.
Summary: Mary Philadelphia Merrifield (1804-1889) è nota come ‘la signora delle tecniche artistiche’: a metà dell’Ottocento scoprì, trascrisse e tradusse manoscritti tuttora fondamentali per indagare modalità e materiali con cui gli Antichi Maestri italiani creavano le loro opere. Pubblicò tutto negli Original Treatises on the Arts of Painting (1849), ancor oggi considerati un punto di riferimento imprescindibile per storici dell’arte, restauratori e storici delle tecniche artistiche. Sfortunatamente, della sua vita sappiamo pochissimo. Di recente, a Brighton, sono state riscoperte trentanove lettere che Mary P. inviò al marito, rimasto a casa, fra 1845 e 1846, nel corso del suo viaggio italiano in cerca di manoscritti. Vengono qui pubblicate per la prima volta in assoluto. Ce la raccontano per quella che realmente fu: una donna straordinaria. Madre di cinque figli, Mary P. parte su incarico del governo inglese assieme al figlio maggiore (appena diciottenne) e setaccia sistematicamente archivi e collezioni private di Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto ed Emilia. È fermamente convinta che l’essere donna sia per lei un vantaggio: restauratori e artisti non la percepiscono come una potenziale concorrente e sono più disponibili a svelare i ‘segreti’ delle tecniche. Nella famiglia Merrifield, peraltro, gli uomini lavorano per le donne: il figlio maggiore trascrive tutti i manoscritti, il marito scrive le introduzioni dei libri della moglie e il terzogenito quattordicenne ne redige gli indici. Le lettere fanno finalmente luce sul circuito delle conoscenze inglesi della ricercatrice, ma descrivono anche il mondo dell’erudizione e della cultura italiana subito prima dei moti del 1848. Più in generale, si rivelano di estremo interesse per la storia materiale dell’Ottocento italiano: il mondo che viene immortalato da Mary P., con la sincerità che solo le lettere private possono assicurare, è fatto di opere d’arte, ma anche di vivacissime impressioni di viaggio. L’autrice dimostra un occhio attento e curioso, raccontando aspetti del quotidiano difficilmente reperibili altrove. Tornata in Inghilterra, Merrifield coltiva molte altre passioni, privilegiando i suoi interessi per le scienze naturali. Negli ultimi trent’anni della sua vita si occupa principalmente di alghe, e poco prima di morire ha la soddisfazione di vedersi intestare a suo nome una di esse. Mantiene però sempre inalterato un approccio scientifico alla descrizione della realtà che appare in filigrana anche nelle missive inviate al marito. Quest’approccio è, probabilmente, la lezione più importante che la vita di Mary Philadelphia Merrifield ci consegna.
Item Number: 148123
Title: JOHN MCANDREW's Modernist Vision: From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Author: Bacon, Mardges
Record created on 02/15/2018
Description: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 143 illus.
Summary: John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. The designer of the Vassar College Art Library---arguably the first modern interior on a college campus---and the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941, McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular. Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important architects and artists, and the historical context that shaped his work, this book is a thoroughly researched testament to a man who left a powerful mark on the evolution of American architecture.
Item Number: 148594
Title: Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham
Author: McGowan, Matthew ; Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
Record created on 04/05/2018
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, ca. 320pp. illus.
Summary: During the rise of New York from the capital of an upstart nation to world-class metropolis, the visual language of classical antiquity played a formative role in the city’s art and architecture. Classical New York: Greece and Rome in New York City’s Art & Architecture, 1830–1940 examines the reception and redeployment of classical forms in the art, architecture, civic spaces, and public monuments of New York from the height of the Greek revival in the 1830s through the Gilded Age’s artistic and architectural triumphs of the early twentieth century. Scholars from a range of disciplines—Classics, Art History, Architectural History, History, and Archaeology—focus on select examples that demonstrate how Classical art, architecture, and myth critical are repurposed help shape many of New York City’s most important buildings and works of art from this period. Pennsylvania Station derived its form from the Baths of Caracalla; Federal Hall evoked the Parthenon as an architectural and democratic model; Atlas and Prometheus of Rockefeller Center recast ancient myths in a new light during the Great Depression. The Pantheon served as a model for the creation of Libraries at New York University and Columbia University. Classical Antiquity also influenced the construction of public space and the establishment of New York’s Museums. The new civic center planned at Foley Square was modelled after ancient civic spaces, while the newly formed collection of Classical Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art reflects the tastes of New York’s elite and how the city saw itself as a cultural mecca.
Item Number: 148936
Title: Shadows of Time : GIAMBOLOGNA, MICHELANGELO and the Medici Chapel
Author: Koja, Stephan. (et al)
Record created on 05/17/2018
Description: München: Hirmer, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 264pp., 181 illus. Exhibition held at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. English text
Summary: Giambologna (1529–1606) is regarded as the most important European sculptor between Michelangelo and Bernini. How did he achieve this status? This volume investigates this question and examines above all Giambologna’s study of Michelangelo, his all-powerful role model, and how he successfully prevailed. The young Flemish artist Giambologna most probably embarked on his study trip to Rome in 1550. On his way home he visited Florence, decided to stay and became the star at the Medici court. They sent his sculptures to the princely courts of Europe, where they became sought-after gifts. Although we know a great deal about his success, we know little of his early years in Italy, because he first appeared on the scene as a sculptor from about 1560. The alabaster figures after Michelangelo’s “Times of Day” in Dresden, hitherto largely ignored, seem to be early works by the master sculptor. An examination of these sculptures promises to shed fresh light on the development of a genius.
Item Number: 148406
Title: A Knight for the Ages : Jacques de Lalaing and the Art of Chivalry
Author: Morrison, Elizabeth
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 192pp., 94 color illus.
Summary: The Livre des faits de Jacques de Lalaing (Book of the Deeds of Jacques de Lalaing), a famous Flemish illuminated manuscript, relays the audacious life of Jacques de Lalaing (1421-1453), a story that reads more like a fast-paced adventure novel. Produced in the tradition of chivalric biography, a genre developed in the mid-fifteenth century to celebrate the great personalities of the day, the manuscript's text and illuminations begin with a magnificent frontispiece by the most acclaimed Flemish illuminator of the sixteenth century, Simon Bening. A Knight for the Ages: Jacques de Lalaing and the Art of Chivalry presents a kaleidoscopic view of the manuscript with essays written by the world's leading medievalists, adding rich texture and providing a greater understanding of the many aspects of the manuscript's background, creation, and reception, revealing for the first time the full complexity of this illuminated romance. The texts are accompanied by stunning reproductions of all of the manuscripts' miniatures-never before published in colour-as well as a plot summary and translations, allowing the reader to follow Jacques de Lalaing on his knightly journeys and experience the thrilling triumphs of his legendary tournaments and battles.
Item Number: 149007
Title: Das ABC des Zeichnens : Die Ausbildung von Künstlern und Dilletanti
Author: Nanobashvili, Nino
Price: $45.50 Original Price: $65.00
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 207pp., 200 illus., most in color.
Summary: Die Zeichenkunst gehörte in der Frühen Neuzeit zu einer grundlegenden künstlerischen Arbeitspraxis. Seit dem 16. Jahrhundert begannen in Italien zunehmend auch Kunstliebhaber sich das Zeichnen anzueignen. Nanobashvili stellt in ihrer Studie erstmals die Lerntechniken von Künstlern und Dilettanti gegenüber. Auf diesem Weg werden entscheidende Erkenntnisse zur Kunsttheorie und Zeichenpraxis in den Jahren von 1560 bis 1630 erlangt. Dies erlaubt eine Neubewertung von Alessandro Alloris Ragionamenti delle regole del disegno, der Carracci-Akademie in Bologna sowie der Praxis des Aktzeichnens, ausgehend von den Werkstattbeständen des venezianischen Künstlers Filippo Esengren.
Contents: Die Enstehung der Lehrprogramm - Ein gemaltes Programm: Prolo - Zeichnerische Ausbildung von Künstlern und Dilettanti: Einleitung. Die ersten Schritte der künstlerischen Ausbildung - (Un)Bekannte Manuskripte von Alessandro Allori - Die fünf Fassungen der Manuskripte - Paola Barocchi und die Folgen für die Forschung - Die Entstehung eines florentinischen disegno - Ausbildungsmethoden in den Ragionamenti delle Regole del disegno - Die ABC-Methode: Die ersten Schritte der Ausbildung - Der aristotelische Weg: Aneignung der gedruckten Köpfe und Augen - Lingua disegnata: Zeichnen (und Schreiben) mit der Feder - Proportion: Regeln zum Zusammenbauen - Anatomie: Das höchste Ziel - Alloris Vorhaben aus zeitgenössischer Perspektive - Das Erbe Pontormos: Die Ausarbeitung der Druckfassung. Das Erfassen des Körpers als Ganzes - Der analytische Weg zum Erfassen des Körpers - Die Aneignung des Körperinneren: Passarottis Lehrbuch - Das ABC des Körpers: Zeichenbücher aus Bologna (?) nach 1600 - Das Körperstudium an der Carracci-Akademie - ‚Wissenschaftlicher' Weg: Anatomie für Künstler - Künstlerische ‚Neuanfänge' durch Naturnachahmung: Aktzeichnen. Der nackte Körper: Ein anspruchsvoller Studiengegenstand - Filippo Esengren und die Mappen in Padua und Venedig - FATO NEL'ACADEMIA: Aktzeichnungen aus einer Akademie - Der Maler und Antiquar Filippo Esengren / Ferroverde - Die Praxis des Aktzeichnens - Zeichnen wie ein Goldschmied und Gelehrter - Das Studium der Posen - Imitatio auctorum in Verbindung mit imitatio naturae - Antiquarische Kenntnisse: Das Studium von Cartaris Antike - Die Ambiguität der Posen und deren vielfältiger Einsatz - Der Wissensaustausch an einer informellen Akademie - Bücher für Künstler und Dilettanti: Der Verlag von Tozzi. Rückkehr zum Zeichnen: Resumé.
Item Number: 149166
Title: CHRIS OFILI : Paradise Lost
Author: Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua
Record created on 06/19/2018
Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 96pp., 50 illus.
Summary: In 2017, Chris Ofili photographed chain-link fences throughout the island of Trinidad in order to explore notions of beauty, community, liberation and constraint. This series of arresting images—"pocket photography," as described by the artist—is the first body of photography ever published by Ofili. Through these entrancing black-and-white photographs, the artist engages with the diverse sources that inspired his critically acclaimed Paradise Lost exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, in fall 2017. Since moving to Trinidad in 2005, Ofili has continued to engage with its natural setting. In these photographs, Ofili's lens captures a wide cross section of Trinidad—the encounter between the natural and urban settings on the island, and the aesthetic possibilities each brings out in the other. In a new essay, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, the critically acclaimed author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World, charts the history of chain-link fences, and explores what this imagery tells us about Trinidad in particular and the Caribbean as a whole.
Item Number: 149446
Title: Mirabilis : Collections d'Avignon
Author: Picard, Pascale (ed)
Record created on 08/23/2018
Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 192pp., 110 illus. Exhibition held at Palais des Papes, Avignon. French-English text.
Summary: Reflecting the cultural ambition of the City of Avignon, the exhibition MIRABILIS presents more than 450 works and bears witness to the firm determination to make culture accessible to all. Beneath the vaults of the emblematic Great Chapel of the Palace of the Popes and in the form of “cabinets of curiosities”, naturalia, exotica, antiques, artefacts, tribal and decorative art, paintings and sculptures come together in an eclectic dialogue. Encouraging a transversal approach to the collections, these marvels, these rare and unusual objects, whether a Picasso’s portrait of Mallarmé or the vertebra of Pope Innocent VI, delineate a spectacular itinerary conceived by Christian Lacroix. From the fine arts to the natural sciences, the collections of Avignon’s five public museums embrace a broad spectrum of disciplines, territories, and chronological periods. They also attest to the exceptional personality of great local collectors and learned people, such as Esprit Calvet (1728-1810), Esprit Requien (1788-1851) and Jeanne de Flandreysy (1874-1959). Thanks to their bequests, these three scholars ensured the longevity of their collections and their names, and bestowed on Avignon an inimitable treasure trove of art and culture.
Item Number: 148240
Title: PICASSO 1932 : Love, Fame, Tragedy
Author: Borchardt-Hume, Achim
Record created on 03/02/2018
Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 272pp., 290 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: The year 1932 was an extraordinary one for Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), even by his own standards. His paintings reached a new level of sensuality and he cemented his status as the most influential artist of the time. Over the course of the year he created some of his best-loved works, from color-saturated portraits to surrealist drawings. In his personal life, throughout 1932, Picasso kept a delicate balance between tending to his wife Olga Khokhlova and their son, Paulo, and his passionate love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, who was 28 years his junior. This publication brings these complex artistic and personal dynamics to life. Picasso’s journeys throughout the year, between his country home in Boisgeloup, in Brittany, and his house in Paris, capture the contradictions of his existence at this pivotal moment: a life divided between countryside retreat and urban bustle, established wife and recent lover, painting and sculpture, sensuality and darkness. This lavishly illustrated book explores the major themes and concerns of 1932 in essays, artworks, and archival photographs.
Item Number: 142839
Title: The Pittas Collection, Vol. II
Author: Casu, Stefano G. (et al)
Record created on 09/06/2016
Reannouncement, Available November 2018
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., ca. 80 color, 60 b&w illus.
Summary: Il volume rappresenta il secondo capitolo dell’importante collezione di arte antica e rinascimentale Pittas, che offre un intenso panorama dell’arte italiana tra il XII e il XVI secolo. Il volume si divide stavolta in due sezioni, dove accanto alle opere di pittura analizzate da Stefano G. Casu, troviamo le sculture, con le schede curate da Gabrielle Fattorini e Linda Pisani. Anche in questa occasione troviamo opere note alla letteratura artistica vicine ad altre inedite o appena conosciute all’interno ristretta cerchia degli specialisti. Nella collezione spiccano dipinti di Bernardo Daddi, Jacopo del Casentino, Giovanni di Pietro detto Lo Spagna, Orazio Riminaldi, Paolo Veronese e Vincenzo Civerchio, mentre la scultura è rappresentata da autori dell’importanza di Giovanni della Robbia, Nanni di Bartolo, Alberto da Campione. Le schede critiche sono corredate da immagini a colori delle opere e bibliografi a completa.
Item Number: 148838
Title: The Pittas Collection, Vol. III: Mythological Paintings and Sculptures
Author: Andronikou, Anthi ; Peter Humfrey
Record created on 05/01/2018
Available October 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, ca. 480pp., 300 color illus. English text.
Artists include: Sebastiano Conca, Jean-Baptiste Huet, Jean Souverbie, Marcantonio Raimondi, Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, Luca Cambiaso, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Jacopo Amigoni, Massimiliano Soldani Benzi, Pierre Le Faguays, Marie-Abraham Rosalbin de Buncey, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, Sebastiano Ricci, Jean-Jacques Henner, Émile Bernard, Giovanni della Robbia, Giorgio de Chirico.
Item Number: 149036
Title: Justice Blindfolded : The Historical Course of an Image
Author: Prosperi, Adriano
Record created on 05/29/2018
Available October 2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 260pp. illus. English edition.
Summary: Justice Blindfolded gives an overview of the history of "justice" and its iconography through the centuries. Justice has been portrayed as a women with scales, or holding a sword, or, since the fiftteenth century, with her eyes bandaged. This last symbol contains the idea that justice is both impartial and blind, reminding indirectly of the bandaged Christ on the cross, a central figure in the Christian idea of fairness and forgiveness. In this rich and imaginative journey through history and philosophy, Prosperi manages to convey a full account of the ways justice has been described, portrayed and imagined.
Contents: Preface to the Italian Edition Preface to the English Edition Index of Illustrations Chapter One. Scale and Sword, Eyes and Blindfold: the Attributes of Justice Chapter Two. Justice, That is to Say God Chapter Three. The Blindfold Chapter Four. Jesus, Barabbas and the Good Thief Chapter Five. Justice and Grace Chapter Six. Miracles and Salvation Chapter Seven. The Divine Eye of the Law Chapter Eight. Changes in Symbols Chapter Nine. The Veil of Justice and the Risks of the Limelight.
(Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700)
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