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Item Number: 149272
Title: LAURENT AMIOT : Canadian Master Silversmith
Author: Villeneuve, Rene
Record created on 07/06/2018
Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades. This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot’s contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.
Item Number: 145843
Title: Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque
Author: Beaven, Lisa Margaret ; Angela Ndalianis (eds)
Record created on 05/30/2017
Description: Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications (Western Michigan University), 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 352pp., 20 color, 69 b&w illus.
Contents: Feeling Baroque in Art and Neuroscience - Joy, Sadness, Pride, and a Spinozist Solution to the Quest for Happiness, by Monika Kaup ; The Baroque Sublime - The Affective Power of Landscape, by Helen Langdon ; "Their Jarring Spheres Confound" - John Milton's Paradise Lost as a Counter-Baroque War Machine, by Justin Clemens ; "To Make Them Gaze in Wonder" - Emotional Responses to Stage Scenery in Seventeenth-Century Opera, by Katrina Grant ; The Role of Emotions in the Characters of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's Autos, by Javier de la Rosa, Adriana Soto-Corominas, and Juan Luis Suárez ; Clouds and Calculated Emotions in the Production of Neo-Baroque Spatial Illusions in Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos, by Peter Krieger ; Mirrors of Reason, Illusion, and Infinity - The Case of the Villa Patrizi, by David Marshall ; Infinite Bodies - The Baroque, the Counter-Reformation Relic and the Body of James II, by Matthew Martin ; Chican@ Saints - The Persistence of Religious Bodies in Mexican America, by Kat Austin ; The Ecstasy (?) of Saint Teresa, by John Weretka ; Faith and Fetish - Objects and the Body in Catholic Devotional Practice, by Lisa Beaven ; Hannibal - Baroque Horror Vacui and the Theatre of Senses, by Angela Ndalianis.
(Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture)
Item Number: 149486
Title: ALPHONSE BERNOUD pioniere della fotografia : luoghi persone eventi
Author: Speranza, Fabio
Record created on 09/03/2018
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., ca. 200 images. Exhibition held at Museo di San Martino, Napoli.
Summary: Pioniere del fotoreportage, noto tra l'altro per le sue immagini del 1857 sul terremoto in Basilicata, Alphonse Bernoud, ha lavorato soprattutto in italia, dove rimane - a tutt'oggi - più famoso che nel suo paese di origine. Artista d'avanguardia - per il suo carattere tanto innovativo, per la sua grande diversità e per il suo interesse sia sul piano artistico che da un punto di vista storico - si inserisce nella prestigiosa stirpe degli inventori-creatori avviata da Nicéphore Niépce e Louis Daguerre assumendo un ruolo peculiare nella storia della fotografia.
Item Number: 149220
Title: TIM BRADEN : Looking and Painting
Author: Higgie, Jennifer (et al)
Record created on 06/25/2018
Description: London: Art/Books, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 90 illus.
Summary: The most recent monograph on British painter Tim Braden (born 1975) documents his expressive and lush depictions of imaginary interior spaces and gardens, including a number of never-before-seen paintings, in addition to texts by editors and curators.
Item Number: 148424
Title: Ashurbanipal : King of the World, King of Assyria
Author: Brereton, Gareth
Record created on 03/20/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 288pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition held at The British Museum, London.
Summary: In 668 BCE Ashurbanipal inherited the largest empire in the world, stretching from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. He ruled from his massive capital at Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, where temples and palaces adorned with brilliantly carved sculptures dominated the citadel mound, and an elaborate system of canals brought water to his pleasure gardens and game parks. Ashurbanipal, proud of his scholarship, assembled the greatest library in existence during his reign. Guided by this knowledge, he defined the course of the empire and asserted his claim to be ‘King of the World’. Beautifully illustrated, this book will feature images of objects excavated from all corners of the empire and will highlight the British Museum’s unrivalled collection of Assyrian reliefs, which bring to life the tumultuous story of Ashurbanipal’s reign: his conquest of Egypt, the crushing defeat of his rebellious brother, and his ruthless campaign against the Elamite rulers of southwest Iran.
Item Number: 149496
Title: Il Montefeltro e l'oriente islamico. Urbino 1430-1550. Il Palazzo Ducale tra occidente e oriente
Author: Bruschettini, Alessandro
Record created on 09/07/2018
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino.
Summary: Dal 23 giugno al 30 settembre preziosi oggetti e arredi di epoca rinascimentale, con particolare attenzione al mondo orientale, rappresenteranno l'occasione per rivelare i rapporti tra la Corte urbinate e l'Oriente durante la grande stagione del Montefeltro, in una affascinante mostra: "Il Montefeltro e l'Oriente Islamico. Urbino 1430-1550. Il Palazzo Ducale tra Occidente e Oriente". Il desiderio del direttore della Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Peter Aufreiter e di Alessandro Bruschettini, dell'omonima Fondazione per l'Arte Islamica ed Asiatica, è quello di mostrare come il Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, soprattutto attraverso l'arredo tessile, - in primis arazzi e tappeti -, fosse un luogo di ineguagliabile splendore al tempo di Federico e del primo periodo roveresco. Sicuramente raffinati tappeti orientali arredavano le sale del palazzo, segno del gusto per il bello che la Corte di Urbino esprimeva; in occasione della mostra si intende presentarne una selezione, rispettosa dei luoghi di produzione e della cronologia, ricollocandoli in quella che avrebbe potuto essere la loro sede ideale. Sarà dunque esposto in mostra un gruppo significativo di tappeti provenienti da diverse aree di produzione del mondo orientale islamico contemporaneo ai Montefeltro e ai Della Rovere: dall'Egitto, all'Oriente Mediterraneo, alla Turchia, alla Persia. Insieme ai tappeti decoravano le sale di Corte preziosi arazzi: la mostra espone un raro esemplare facente parte del Ciclo della Guerra di Troia - riportandolo per la prima volta eccezionalmente nelle sale dove Federico da Montefeltro ne aveva ammirato le scene -, oggi conservato in Spagna. Altrettanto significativi, una serie di opere di produzione islamica in metallo, in ceramica e tessuti anche di produzione europea. Attenzione particolare, infine, verrà riservata alle arti del libro.
Item Number: 147183
Title: Collecting the Past : British Collectors and their Collections from the 18th to the 20th Centuries
Author: Burrow, Toby ; Cynthia Johnston (eds)
Record created on 10/30/2017
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 143pp. illus.
Contents: 1. Introduction, Toby Burrows and Cynthia Johnston. 2. Creating and Keeping a National Treasure - The Changing Uses of Sloane's Collection, Alice Marples. 3. A Wonderful Range of Mind - The Ruskin Collection, Stephen Wildman. 4. Beyond 'Vello-mania' - A New Look at Sir Thomas Phillipps, Toby Burrows. 5. Sydney Cockerell - A Bibliophile Director-Collector, Stella Panayotova. 6. Mr and Mrs Alfred Chester Beatty, Mr and Mrs Henry Yates Thompson and Judgements about the Quality of Western Manuscripts, c. 1916-1941, Laura Cleaver. 7. Buying History - Chester Beatty and the Golden Age of American Book Collecting, Danielle Magnusson. 8. The Post-Industrial Collector - The Books and Coins of Robert Edward Hart, Cynthia Johnston. 9. Mummifying collections - An Institutional Overview, Karen Attar. 10. Conclusion, Toby Burrows and Cynthia Johnston.
Item Number: 149536
Title: ARNOLD BÖCKLIN : Atti dei convegni commemorativi del 190° anniversario della nascita 16 ottobre 1827
Author: Casaglia, Gianfranco (ed)
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp., 150 illus.
Contents: Arnold Böcklin a Firenze- i luoghi, Gianfranco Casaglia ; II grande dio Pan non è morto- la riscoperta del panismo nella pittura di Arnold Böcklin, Eleonora Cavallini ; Mitografia e immaginario nell' opera di Arnold Böcklin, Giovanni Matteo Guidetti ; Arnold Böcklin in Europa e in Italia, Silvia Garinei ; L'ascendente di Arnold Böcklin sull'arte mitteleuropea a cavallo fra ottocento e novecento, Maria Donata Spadolini ; Appunti collegati con la comunicazione del prof. Enrico Ghidetti a Fiesole- Variazioni letterarie sull' Isola dei morti, Gian.franco Casaglia ; Böcklin e i tedeschi di Forte dei Marmi, Tessa Nardini, Stefania Neri ; La rappresentazione della natura e degli animali nell'opera di Arnold Böcklin- fra simbolismo e positivismo, Marco Masseti ; La figura e l'opera di Böcklin nelle riviste culturali italiane fra otto e novecento, Joel F Vaucher-de-la-Croix ; I Vermehren e i Bruckmann a Forte dei Marmi, Lucia Borghese Bruschi, Anna Mieli ; Otto Vermehren (1861-1917). L' lsola dei morti d' apres Arnold Böcklin, Bernardo Falconi ; Böcklin "artista lette rario" nella critica italiana contemporanea, Silvia Garinei. APPENDICI - I-Arnold Böcklin. Un film di Bernhard Raith II-Emico Pea e Arnold Böcklin III-Arnold Böcklin e Isolde Kurz.
Item Number: 148847
Title: JULIA MARGARET CAMERON
Author: Powell, Tristram (et al)
Record created on 05/02/2018
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.
Summary: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) had a short but prolific career as a photographer, taking up the camera in her late forties. Her work, with its distinctive, softly focused style, was not appreciated during her lifetime, and the first earnest treatment of Cameron as an artist came decades after her death in the 1926 book Victorian Photographs of Famous Men and Fair Women by Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry. Reprinted in this volume, the 1926 text contains a vibrant account of Cameron's life by Woolf, who portrayed her great-aunt as a vivacious woman full of talent, energy, and passion. Roger Fry's essay "Mrs. Cameron's Photographs" is the first serious scholarly study of her work, in which he argues that Cameron's photographs show that the medium could be elevated from one of rote, mechanical reproductions to a form with true artistic potential. Readers will also find Cameron's autobiographical essay "The Annals of My Glass House," and her only surviving poem, "On a Portrait." Twenty plates from the original volume are supplemented with additional photographs that enrich our understanding of Cameron's style and the Victorian era. An introduction by Tristram Powell acquaints the reader with this fascinating woman and her major contributions to early photography.
(Lives of the Artists)
Item Number: 148906
Title: Displacing CARAVAGGIO : Art, Media, and Humanitarian Visual Culture
Author: Zucconi, Francesco
Record created on 05/14/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 243pp., 24 color illus.
Summary: This book takes its start from a series of attempts to use Caravaggio’s works for contemporary humanitarian communications. How did his Sleeping Cupid (1608) end up on the island of Lampedusa, at the heart of the Mediterranean migrant crisis? And why was his painting The Seven Works of Mercy (1607) requested for display at several humanitarian public events? After critical reflection on these significant transfers of Caravaggio’s work, Francesco Zucconi takes Baroque art as a point of departure to guide readers through some of the most haunting and compelling images of our time. Each chapter analyzes a different form of media and explores a problem that ties together art history and humanitarian communications: from Caravaggio’s attempt to represent life itself as a subject of painting to the way bodies and emotions are presented in NGO campaigns. What emerges from this probing and insightful inquiry at the intersection of art theory, media studies and political philosophy is an original critical path in humanitarian visual culture.
Item Number: 149562
Title: The Invention of Rivers : Alexander's Eye and Ganga's Descent
Author: da Cunha, Dilip
Record created on 09/24/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2018. 23 x 27cm., hardcover, 352pp., 170 illus.
Summary: Dilip da Cunha integrates history, art, cultural studies, hydrology, and geography to tell the story of how rivers have been culturally constructed as lines granted a special role in defining human habitation and everyday practice. What we take to be natural features of the earth's surface, according to da Cunha, are products of human design and a particular way of seeing that has roots stretching as far back as ancient Greek cartography. Although Alexander the Great never saw the Ganges, he conceived of it as a flowing body of water, with sources, destinations, and banks that marked the separation of land from water. This Alexandrine view of the river, da Cunha argues, has been pursued and adopted across time and around the world. With ever more sophisticated mappings of its form and characteristics, the river's essential features are refined and standardized: its source identified by a point; its course depicted as a stroke; and its propensity to flood imagined as the erasure of the boundary between water and land. While da Cunha's vision of rivers is a global one, he takes an especially close look at the Ganges, as he traces the ways in which it has been pictured, mapped, surveyed, explored, and measured across the millennia. He argues that the articulation of the river Ganges has placed it at odds with Ganga, a "rain terrain" that does not conform to the line of separation, containment, and calibration that are the formalities of a river landscape. By calling rivers into question, da Cunha depicts an ecosystem that is neither land nor water but one of ubiquitous wetness in which rain is held in soil, aquifers, glaciers, snowfields, building materials, agricultural fields, air, and even plants and animals. Printed in full color and featuring more than 150 illustrations, The Invention of Rivers proposes rain, or "the rainscape," as an alternative starting point for imagining, understanding, and designing human habitation.
(Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)
Item Number: 149576
Title: Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830
Author: Dawes, Ginny Redington ; Olivia Collings
Record created on 09/27/2018
Description: Woodbridge: ACC Art Books, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 192pp., 295 color illus.
Summary: Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the style and excellence of the eighteenth century, and of the ingenuity that produced such a wealth of fabulous jewelry. Heavy academic tomes have already been written about the period, but this book examines it in a more colorful and accessible way. The book aims to show that Georgian jewelry is not only the stuff of museums and safe boxes, but that it can be worn as elegantly and fashionably today as it was 200 years ago. Much disparate information about the jewelry has been gathered together and the period is brought alive by portraits and character sketches of famous Georgians in their finery, fashion tips, gossip, and some rather outrageous cartoons of the time, as well as fascinating recently discovered facts. With information on how to identify, buy and repair pieces, this sumptuously illustrated volume contains the largest single catalogue of 18th Century jewelry.
Item Number: 148401
Title: THOMAS WILMER DEWING : Beauty into Art : A Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Hobbs, Susan A
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, 1056pp., 637 color illus.
Summary: Best known for his interiors and landscapes featuring beautiful women in artful poses and subtly related color harmonies, Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851–1938) lived and worked at the forefront of developments in modern American art. His paintings, which navigate a course between the bravura of John Singer Sargent and the attenuated aestheticism of James McNeill Whistler, convey a sensuous beauty that remains uniquely his and that represents an exceptional phase in American painting. Featuring a comprehensive biography and engaging, narrative commentaries, this elegant, 2-volume catalogue raisonné is an essential and much-needed reference. Included here are more than 550 works of art as well as previously unpublished photographs from the artist’s own albums; each work is accompanied by a full provenance, exhibition histories, and literature—both published and archival.
Item Number: 146727
Title: Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science : How to Carry the World on One's Back?
Author: Didi-Huberman, Georges
Record created on 09/13/2017
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp., 73 b&w illus. American edition.
Contents: I. Disparates: "Reading What Was Never Written" - The Inexhaustible, or Knowledge through Imagination - Heritage of Our Time: The Mnemosyne Atlas - Visceral, Sidereal, or How to Read the Liver of a Sheep - Madness and Truths of the Incommensurable - Tables for Collecting the Parceling-Out of the World - Heterotopias, or the Cartographies of Defamiliarization - Leopard, Starry Sky, Smallpox, Spatter. II. Atlas: "Carrying the Whole World of Sufferings" - A Titan Bent under the Burden of the World - Gods in Exile and Knowledge in Suffering - Survivals of Tragedy, Aurora of the Anxious Gay Science - "El sueño de la razón produce monstruos" - An Anthropology from the Point of View of the Image - Samples of Chaos, or the Poetics of Phenomena - Points of Origin and Links of Affinity - Atlas and the Wandering Jew, or the Age of Poverty. III. Disasters: "The Dislocation of the World: That Is the Subject of Art" - Tragedy of Culture and Modern "Psychomachias" - Explosions of Positivism, or the "Crisis of European Sciences" - Warburg Facing the War: Notizkästen 115-18 - The Seismograph Explodes - Panoramic Tables to Return from the Disaster - The Atlas of Images and the Surveying Gaze (Übersicht) - The Inexhaustible, or Knowledge through Re-montage.
Item Number: 148617
Title: The Rebirth of an English Country House: St. Giles House
Author: The Earl of Shaftsbury ; Tim Knox ; Justin Barton (photos)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.
Summary: The brilliantly restored St. Giles House, in the idyllic Dorset countryside, offers high-point Georgian architecture and interiors that bridge many historical styles. The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, 39-year-old Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, invites the reader into the house that his family has called home since the fifteenth century. In recent years, his award-winning restoration has brought the house back to life, transforming exquisite spaces that honor the past while being suited to twenty-first-century living. English country-house splendor, through the hands of some of the world’s top artisans and craftspeople, returns to the house in the form of re-created wallpapers, customized paints, revived furniture from the Georgian and Victorian periods, reworked antique Brussels tapestries, restored plasterwork and textiles, and a complete overhaul of the landscape, with its sunken garden, woodlands, avenue of beeches, lake, and shell-encrusted grotto. With stories of noteworthy architecture, beautiful interiors, and centuriesof a single family’s involvement in British and world history, this book will appeal to devotees of country living, the aristocratic life, historic houses, and English interior design.
Item Number: 145956
Title: HASSAN FATHY : Architectural Life
Author: el-Wakil, Leila (ed)
Record created on 06/11/2017
Description: Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. 29 x 25cm., hardcover, 416pp., 325 color illus.
Summary: This fully illustrated volume represents the most comprehensive examination yet of the life and work of the great Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89), and the regional and international significance of his contribution to the lived environment. Eleven Egyptian and international scholars reveal the man, his milieu, his goals and his passions, his concept of social living and his fight for a humane model for affordable housing in tune with the environment, the application of these concepts in his numerous plans and buildings, his relations with the establishment, the extent of his influence, and the lasting legacy of his completed projects. Generously illustrated with archival and color photographs and the architect's own distinctive and beautifully decorated gouache plans and elevations, many never previously published.
Contents: 1. Education and training by Leïla el-Wakil - The apogee of studies the Western way. 2. A family passion for music, by Jessica Stevens-Campos. 3. The first commissions, by Leïla el-Wakil. 4. The first drawings. 5. The qa' house: the qaCairo houses in the years around 1950. 6. The arts and craftsmanship by, Nadia Radwan . 7. Colourful reveries, by Ola Seif . 8. Envisioning architecture, by Ahmad Hamid . 9. The great transformation of the Egyptian peasantry, by Samir Radwan . 10. The model izba, by Leïla el-Wakil. 11. New Gourna, by Leïla el-Wakil. 12. A narrative in the form of a sonata, by Jessica Stevens-Campos.
Item Number: 149484
Title: LUCIEN FREUD
Author: Gayford, Martin ; David Dawson (ed) ; Mark Holborn (ed)
Record created on 08/31/2018
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 2 vols. 35cm., hardcover, 616pp., 486 illus.
Summary: With more than 480 illustrations, this is the most comprehensive publication to date on one of the greatest painters of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Lucian Freud. Lucian Freud was one of the most significant artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and Phaidon is honoured to publish the most complete retrospective of his career to date. This sumptuous, definitive set is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between David Dawson – Director of the Lucian Freud Archive and for two decades Freud’s assistant, model, and friend – author Martin Gayford, and editor Mark Holborn. Their collaboration has resulted in a book that goes beyond the work to reveal insights into the man himself. Gayford describes Freud’s determination always to tell the truth about what he was recording in paint. He believed in a found beauty, not one that was imagined by an artist and then imposed on his subject. He painted what he saw, in exquisite detail, and he found it beautiful. With more than 480 illustrations, Phaidon celebrates that beauty – evoked in portraits of Freud’s friends and family, his lovers, his neighbours, and others whose looks he liked, from his bookmaker to a bank robber. This is both a vital contribution to art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art lovers around the world.
Item Number: 144539
Title: Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
Author: Gabriel, Mary
Record created on 02/06/2017
Description: New York: Little Brown, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 944pp. illus.
Summary: Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, alternately tragic and exhilarating story of five women, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, who dared to enter the macho world of mid-20th century abstract painting not as muses, but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they painted, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and all female artists to come. Despite being broke and ostracized by much of the official art world, these women changed American art and society, tearing up the governing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. Ninth Street Women tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists against the backdrop of a post-war America that would never be the same again.
Item Number: 147098
Title: GAINSBOROUGH and the Theatre
Author: Belsey, Hugh ; Susan Sloman
Record created on 10/23/2017
Description: London: Philip Wilson, in association with The Holburne Museum, Bath, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 112pp., 50 color illus.
Summary: Based on new research this book draws together a group of works from public and private collections to examine, for the fi rst time, the relationship that Gainsborough had with the theatrical world and the most celebrated stage artists of his day. His advocate Henry Bate, editor of the Morning Herald, wrote one of the most successful theatrical afterpieces of the period. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was linked with the stage through personal friendships with James Quinn, David Garrick and Sarah Siddons, the most renowned actors of the eighteenth century. He painted notable portraits of these and twenty others, including dramatists, dancers and composers. Not long after Gainsborough moved from Bath to London in 1774 the management of the Drury Lane Theatre passed to the artist's friends Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Thomas Linley. At this period London's theatres were undergoing regular refurbishment to take account of technical innovations in lighting and stage machinery. At the King's Theatre in Haymarket in 1778 the 'elegant improvements' included frontispiece fi gures emblematic of Music and Dancing painted in monochrome by Gainsborough. The book establishes the artist's place within Bath and London's theatrical worlds. It will show why the art of ballet, and in particular Gainsborough's sitters Gaetan Vestris, Auguste Vestris and Giovanna Baccelli rose to prominence in 1780, and examines parallels between Gainsborough's much admired painterly naturalism and the theatrical naturalism of David Garrick and Mrs Siddons.
Item Number: 149372
Title: ARTEMISIA e i pittori del Conte : La collezione di Giangirolamo il Acquaviva D'Aragona
Author: Farina, Viviana (ed)
Record created on 07/30/2018
Description: Cava de' Tirreni: Areablu, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 327 color illus. Exhibition held at Castello e Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Conversano
Summary: I saggi introduttivi e le 59 schede di catalogo ripercorrono le vicende collezionistiche di Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d'Aragona, conte di Conversano, in Terra di Bari, feudatario di assoluto spicco politico nella Napoli di re Filippo IV di Spagna e animatore di una prestigiosa raccolta comprensiva di circa 500 oggetti d'arte principalmente riuniti nella carte principesca del castello normanno-svevo di Conversano, oggi sede dell'esposizione, ancora alla morte caduta nel 1665. L'inventario dei beni del 1666, preziosa fonte per i nomi degli artisti e i temi richiesti, guida la possibile riambientazione dello state originario della collezione. Artemisia Gentileschi, Paolo Finoglio, Guido Reni, Battistello Caracciolo, Massimo Stanzione, Cesare Fracanzano, questi i favoriti del conte, insieme con la pittura del '500 veneto e, possibilmente, con gli altri napoletani di successo tra caravaggismo e barocco: Carlo Sellitto, Jusepe de Ribera, Andrea Vaccaro e altri.
Item Number: 149045
Title: Francesco e la rivoluzione di GIOTTO
Author: Romano, Serena (ed)
Price: $66.50 Original Price: $95.00
Record created on 05/30/2018
Description: Milano: Jaca Book, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 120pp. prof. illus.
Summary: Il volume ci porta davanti a san Francesco, ai francescani delle origini e alla rivoluzione artistica di Giotto che, divenendo il pittore di Francesco e dei francescani, ha fatto seguito a quella rivoluzione spirituale e culturale che il santo aveva operato. I due testi di Grau e Manselli costituiscono ormai due classici di riferimento per introdursi all’operato di Francesco e ai passi fondamentali del nuovo ordine religioso, che in breve tempo sarà presente nelle città d’Europa. Il testo di Serena Romano rappresenta una sintesi inedita di come l’arte di Giotto sia divenuta l’espressione figurativa della realtà religiosa e sociale che si stava affermando e, nel contempo, abbia aperto la strada aun nuovo straordinario capitolo della storia dell’arte.
Item Number: 148395
Title: Hairy Who? 1966–1969
Author: Goldstein, Ann ; Mark Pascale (eds)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp., 220 illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: This generously illustrated catalogue explores the history and significance of the Hairy Who, a group of six Chicago artists who transformed imagery from popular culture into highly personal works of art in a variety of media. New scholarship based on documentary materials—including exhibition checklists, installation views, and artist-made ephemera—reconstructs the group’s six exhibitions, held between 1966 and 1969, and offers a reassessment of the Hairy Who’s idiosyncratic place within the cultural and political context of its time and place. Insightful essays examine the distinctive features of the Hairy Who’s art and collaboration, explain how the group’s work diverges from contemporaneous movements such as Pop and Funk, and provide biographical information on the artists themselves. Contributions from acclaimed contemporary artists Richard Hull and Laura Owens reflect on the Hairy Who’s sources and influence, exploring how the group remains relevant in today’s art world in significant and unexpected ways.
Item Number: 146507
Title: Ecologies, Agents, Terrains
Author: Heuer, Christopher P. ; Rebecca Zorach (eds)
Record created on 08/15/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Clark Art Institute, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 334pp., 167 color illus.
Summary: The newest volume in the acclaimed Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, this collection of essays explores the intrinsic connection between art and the environment. The romance and rejection of “nature” have always occupied places at the heart of art making and art history, and the resulting practices and discourses have had significant impact on public imagination and perception of ecological crises. The essays in this volume discuss many topics at the intersection of art and ecology, including literal convergences of art and earth, such as 1960s Land Art; social ecologies, like legislative art; rhetorical discourses of environmental interconnectedness or estrangement, such as large-scale agriculture; and performative landscape/body situations, including site-based ceremonies. Ultimately, the essays here provoke us to rethink art and ecology in material-practical terms, looking for alternatives to tropes of “landscape” and “place”.
(Clark Studies in the Visual Arts )
Item Number: 148351
Title: BRIAN KERSHISNIK : Looking for Something : Selected Paintings
Record created on 03/15/2018
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp., 200 color plates.
Summary: Looking for Something is a retrospective look at the work of the artist Brian Kershisnik through his first three prolific decades. Kershisnik is a puzzling and puzzled explorer, both a part of, and separate from his contemporaries. An enthusiastic and optimistic examiner of triumphs and tragedies, Kershisnik exposes the common in the hero and the heroic in the quotidian. He aspires more to the fantastic and rich human warmth of Giotto rather than the cold and distant impressive brilliance of the otherworldly high Renaissance. His life has been lovely, tragic, and bewildering, and his work explores that bewilderment with a mixture of melancholy and whimsy that feels extremely and encouragingly human—this is art that is meant to be lived with. This book, the first publication of Kershisnik’s work in over fifteen years, contains more than two hundred color images of some of his most popular paintings, as well as several essays that put his work into the larger context of his age.
Item Number: 147669
Title: Katastrophenbilder : Der Vesuvausbruch 1631 in den Bildkünsten der Frühen Neuzeit
Author: Koppenleitner, Vera Fionie
Record created on 12/18/2017
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 232pp., 33 color, 80 b&w illus. German text.
Summary: The study at hand explores the extensive pictorial material on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, retracing the iconographic traditions and situating the works in their social, political and religious contexts. In addition, parallels are drawn to a scholarly discourse on catastrophes that began at the same time. It is shown that catastrophes had become increasingly profane and had been described in terms far removed from their meanings for the history of salvation. This altered iconography of catastrophes also attests to a changing view of history – and one that took place long before the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755.
(Italienische Forschungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut, I Mandorli, 22)
Item Number: 149429
Title: The Art of Armenia : An Introduction
Author: Maranci, Christina
Record created on 08/17/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp., 89 color, 114 b&w illus.
Contents: Chapter 1: The Art of Ancient Armenia . Chapter 2: Art of the Early Medieval Era . Chapter 3: The Age of the Kingdoms . Chapter 4: The Art of Armenian Cilicia . Chapter 5: Greater Armenia in the Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries . Chapter 6: Art, Empire, and Diaspora (the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries) . Chapter 7: Postscript: Memory and Heritage.
Item Number: 148685
Title: Museo di Castelvecchio: Catalogo generale dei dipinti e delle miniature delle collezioni civiche veronesi, II. Dalla metà del XVI alla metà del XVII secolo
Author: Marini, Paola ; Gianni Peretti ; Ettore Peretti
Record created on 04/16/2018
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 528pp., 602 illus., most in color.
Summary: Questo è il secondo dei tre volumi destinati alla catalogazione di tutti i dipinti e le miniature appartenenti alle collezioni civiche veronesi. Solo una parte di questo patrimonio è oggi visibile nelle due sedi del Museo di Castelvecchio e del Museo degli Affreschi 'Giambattista Cavalcaselle' alla Tomba di Giulietta. Esso è ancora poco conosciuto, perché la divulgazione e la ricerca hanno privilegiato finora le opere esposte permanentemente. I volumi del Catalogo generale sono quindi uno strumento indispensabile di studio e di valorizzazione dell'arte veronese, o che a Verona è stata ricercata e collezionata. Il primo volume comprendeva opere scalate in un lunghissimo arco temporale: dalla fine del X agli inizi del XVI secolo. Il secondo, che contiene seicento schede, si concentra invece sul secolo più ricco e documentato della tradizione artistica cittadina, dal 1530 circa alla peste del 1630, che in questa storia segna una drammatica cesura. Oltre al gruppo dei dipinti di Paolo Caliari e della sua bottega, sono presenti opere dei più importanti pittori veronesi del periodo, da Paolo Farinati a Domenico e Felice Brusasorzi, agli artisti usciti dalla scuola di quest'ultimo come Claudio Ridolfi, Pasquale Ottino, Alessandro Turchi. Significativi anche il nucleo della pittura veneta e di quella nordica, fiamminga e olandese.
(Museo di Castelvecchio: catalogo generale dei dipinti, 2)
Item Number: 147724
Title: RODNEY MCMILLIAN
Author: Pesanti, Heather (et al)
Record created on 12/24/2017
Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 172pp., 120 illus.
Summary: Blending the personal with the political, Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) has worked in a range of mediums and materials, including sculpture, painting, video, performance and immersive environments, to explore themes of class, gender, race, social history and culture. His work frequently incorporates “post-consumer” and found objects as well as techniques of interactivity and performativity. This volume surveys McMillian’s performance-based work to date and documents the artist’s new site-specific project for The Contemporary Austin. McMillian, inaugural recipient of the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, has been invited to work in The Contemporary Austin’s downtown site, the Jones Center on Congress Avenue, taking over the entire space physically and psychologically inverting viewer assumptions with entire floors transformed into immersive spaces of sound, video and color.
Item Number: 149544
Title: De Vouet à Boucher, au coeur de la collection Motais de Narbonne
Author: Mesqui, Viviane ; Pierre Rosenberg
Record created on 09/17/2018
Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 263pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans.
Summary: L'objectif de cette exposition est de plonger dans l'esprit de cette collection et dans la démarche de ses propriétaires, en restituant le cheminement qui conduit à une attribution ou à une acquisition, ainsi que de souligner le rôle des collectionneurs dans l'histoire des musées français. L'exposition met en valeur la démarche à l'origine des acquisitions des Motais de Narbonne, évoquant ainsi leurs "coups de coeur" et les raisons qui ont entrainé les achats de certaines oeuvres. Les motifs insolites occupent ainsi une place particulière dans le coeur de Guy et Héléna Motais de Narbonne, stimulant leur regard et générant parfois l'acte d'achat. De même, leur vif intérêt pour les musées, qui ont joué un rôle déterminant dans la formation de leur regard et de leur goût, sera souligné. La collection, riche de près de 80 tableaux de maîtres français et italiens des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, est présentée dans sa totalité et mise en regard de collections publiques et privées avec lesquelles leurs liens sont étroits. Des rapprochements historiques, stylistiques, ou des questionnements autour d'attributions permettent des associations stimulantes pour l'oeil. La collection du musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans trouve ainsi une résonnance particulière dans celle des Motais de Narbonne avec laquelle elle partage un fonds exceptionnel pour les XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, où se retrouvent des maîtres comme Lubin Baugin, Antonio de Bellis ou encore Joseph-Marie Vien.
Item Number: 149570
Title: FRANCESCO PAOLO MICHETTI : Catalogo Generale
Author: Benzi, Fabio (et al)
Record created on 09/25/2018
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 416pp., 1072 illus.
Summary: Francesco Paolo Michetti (1851-1929) è da riconoscere come uno fra i protagonisti nel panorama artistico italiano e internazionale del secondo Ottocento e primo Novecento, per la singolarità di un percorso lungo, articolato e capace di evolversi maturando negli anni differenti tecniche e stili. Gli studi condotti negli ultimi vent'anni, nel mettere in luce la versatilità e la sua straordinaria facilità esecutiva e inventiva, hanno evidenziato l'urgenza di una ricognizione scientifica della sua vasta e fortunata produzione, soprattuto per discernere quanto effettivamente realizzato dal maestro, e quanto riconducibile alla prolifica attività dei suoi numerosissimi imitatori. Frutto di dieci anni di lavoro, questo catalogo rappresenta un imprescindibile strumento di chiarezza critica, che fissa il corpus delle opere pittoriche e grafiche e ripercorre, nei saggi introduttivi, la parabola umana e artistica di Michetti, punteggiata da prestigiosi incarichi, onorificenze e successi nazionali e internazionali. Se Napoli, Parigi e Roma costituiscono i tre vertici del suo percorso di affermazione, è l'Abruzzo, stretto tra terra e mare, la sua ininterrotta fonte d'ispirazione. La sua natura e la sua gente sono i protagonisti di un grande poema ciclico e simbolico di vita e morte, gioia e dolore che si compone negli anni e che, pur nell'evoluzione della forma, risponde all'esigenza mai tradita di penetrare l'essenza della realtà. Il catalogo generale, completato da apparati biobibliografici, contribuisce a restituire pienamente all'artista il ruolo di protagonista tra i maestri europei.
Item Number: 149351
Title: Classic Readings on Monster Theory
Author: Mittman, Asa Simon ; Marcus Hensel (eds)
Record created on 07/24/2018
Description: Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 118pp.
Summary: Companion volumes Classic Readings on Monster Theory and Primary Sources on Monsters gather a wide range of readings and sources to enable us to see and understand what monsters can show us about what it means to be human. The first volume introduces important modern theorists of the monstrous and aims to provide interpretive tools and strategies for students to use to grapple with the primary sources in the second volume, which brings together some of the most influential and indicative monster narratives from the West.
Contents: 1. Introduction: "A Marvel of Monsters" by Asa Simon Mittman and Marcus Hensel. 2. "Beowulf, the Monsters and the Critics" by J.R.R. Tolkien. 3. "A Measure of Man," from The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought by John Block Friedman. 4. "The Nature of Horror," from The Philosophy of Horror by Noël Carroll. 5. "Rethinking the Canon: Prophets, Canons, and Promising Monsters" by Michael Camille. 6. "Monster Culture (Seven Theses)," from Monster Theory: Reading Culture by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. 7. "Introduction," from Orientalism by Edward Said. 8. "Approaching Abjection," from Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection by Julia Kristeva. 9. "Parasites and Perverts: An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity," from Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters by J. Halberstam. 10. "From Wonder to Error: A Genealogy of Freak Discourse in Modernity," from Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Rosemarie Garland Thomson.
(Demonstrare, Volume One)
Item Number: 149352
Title: Primary Sources on Monsters
Author: Mittman, Asa Simon ; Marcus Hensel (eds)
Record created on 07/24/2018
Description: Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 364pp. illus.
Contents: 1. The Battle of Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and Humbaba, from The Epic of Gilgamesh. 2. The Nephilim, Goliath, Behemoth and Leviathan, and The Beasts of the Apocalypse, from the Bible. 3. Selections from Theogony by Hesiod. 4. Odysseus and His Men Encounter the Cyclops, from The Odyssey by Homer. 5. Bust of Polyphemus. 6. Monstrous Peoples and Beasts, from The Natural History by Pliny the Elder. 7. Lycaon and Cadmus, from Metamorphoses by Ovid. 8. Selections from City of God by St. Augustine of Hippo. 9. Selections from The Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) . 10. The Wonders of the East. 11. Illuminations of the Donestre, Huntress, and Boar-Tusked Women from Wonders of the East. 12. Introduction, Fight with Grendel, the Attack by Grendel's Mother, Fight with Grendel's Mother, and Fight with the Dragon, from Beowulf . 13. Modern Images of Grendel by J. H. Frederick Bacon, Julio Castro, Leonard Baskin, and Gareth Hinds. 14. Bisclavret by Marie de France. 15. Selections from Völsunga saga (Saga of the Volsungs). 16. Old English Life of St. Christopher. 17. Illumination of Saint Christopher . 18. The Alliterative Morte Arthure. 19. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight . 20. On Monsters by Ambroise Pare'. 21. Illustrations of Figure of a Foal with a Human Head; Portrait of a Marvelous Monster; Example of Too Large a Quantity of Semen; Figure of two twin girls, joined together by the posterior parts; Figure of a man from whose belly another man issued, from Ambroise Pare', On Monsters. 22. Selections from The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. 23. Selections from The Tempest by William Shakespeare. 24. Images of Caliban by John Hamilton Mortimer and Charles A. Buchel. 25. A Discourse Concerning Prodigies: Wherein the Vanity of Presages by them is Reprehended, and their True and Proper Ends are Indicated by John Spencer. 26. Selections from Paradise Lost by John Milton. 27. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 28. Frontispiece to Frankenstein by Theodor Richard Edward von Holst. 29. "William Wilson" by Edgar Allan Poe. 30. "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti. 31. Illustration of Buy From Us With Golden Curl engraved by Charles Faulkner after design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 32. "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. 33. Illustration of Jabberwocky by John Tenniel. 34. "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce. 35. Selections from Dracula by Bram Stoker. 36. Frontispiece to Bram Stoker, Dracula by "Nathan". 37. "Ancient Sorceries" by Algernon Blackwood. 38. "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft. 39. Sketch of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. 40. "Shambleau" by C.L. Moore. 41. Selections from The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien. 42. "It" by Theodore Sturgeon. 43. "Fever Dream" by Ray Bradbury. 44. "The Faceless Thing" by Edward D. Hoch. 45. Selections from Grendel by John Gardner. 46. "Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl" by Joyce Carol Oates. 47. Selections from Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. 48. Slender Man. 49. SCP (Special Containment Procedures) Foundation.
(Demonstrare, Volume Two)
Item Number: 148312
Title: Old Paris and Changing New York : Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
Author: Moore, Kevin
Record created on 03/14/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, n association with FotoFocus, Cincinnati, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 156pp., 100 images. Exhibition held at Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.
Summary: In this comprehensive study, Kevin Moore examines the relationship between Eugène Atget (1857–1927) and Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) and the nuances of their individual photographic projects. Abbott and Atget met in Man Ray’s Paris studio in the early 1920s. Atget, then in his sixties, was obsessively recording the streets, gardens, and courtyards of the 19th-century city—old Paris—as modernization transformed it. Abbott acquired much of Atget’s work after his death and was a tireless advocate for its value. She later relocated to New York and emulated Atget in her systematic documentation of that city, culminating in the publication of the project Changing New York. This engaging publication discusses how, during the 1930s and 1940s, Abbott paid further tribute to Atget by publishing and exhibiting his work and by printing hundreds of images from his negatives, using the gelatin silver process. Through Abbott’s efforts, Atget became known to an audience of photographers and writers who found diverse inspiration in his photographs. Abbott herself is remembered as one of the most independent, determined, and respected photographers of the 20th century.
Item Number: 148710
Title: BRUCE NAUMAN
Author: Walsh, Taylor (ed)
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: This volume collects essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman (b. 1941), an artist of exceptional range whose work continues to probe the fundamentals of both life and art. These critical writings, scholarly essays, and an interview span five decades of Nauman's career, ranging from the first substantive feature on his work, published in 1967, to a catalog essay from his 2018 retrospective. Written by prominent critics, art historians, and curators, the individual texts consider his work in various media, from photography and artists' books to sculpture, video, and room-scaled installations. Taken together, the essays trace the arc of critical reception given to Nauman's work, charting the (somewhat uneven) path to his current eminence as one of our truly indispensable living artists.
(October Files, 22)
Item Number: 148147
Title: Hugh Lane : The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893-1915
Author: O'Neill, Morna
Record created on 02/18/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 284pp., 95 color illus.
Summary: This book charts a geography of the art market and the art museum in the early 20th century through the legacy of one influential dealer. Born in Ireland, Hugh Lane (1875–1915) established himself in London in the 1890s. With little formal education or training, he orchestrated high-profile sales of paintings by the likes of Holbein, Titian, and Velázquez and described his life’s work as “selling pictures by old painters to buy pictures by living painters.” Lane assembled a collection of modern art for the Johannesburg Art Gallery, amassed a collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings for Cape Town, and gave his own collection of modern art to the National Gallery in London. He also donated paintings to the National Gallery of Ireland, where he was named director in 1914. Each chapter in this revelatory study focuses on an important city in Lane’s practice as a dealer to understand the interrelationship of event and place.
Item Number: 144541
Title: Orientalist Lives : Western Artists in the Middle East, 1830-1920
Author: Parry, James
Record created on 02/06/2017
Description: Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp., ca. 106 color illus.
Summary In one of the most remarkable artistic pilgrimages in history, the nineteenth century saw scores of Western artists heading to the Middle East. Inspired by the allure of the exotic Orient, they went in search of subjects for their paintings. Orientalist Lives looks at what led this surprisingly diverse and idiosyncratic group of men-and some women-to often remote and potentially dangerous locations, from Morocco to Egypt, the Levant, and Turkey. There they lived, worked, and traveled for weeks or months on end, gathering material with which to create art for their clients back in the drawing-rooms of Boston, London, and Paris.
Based on his research in museums, libraries, archives, galleries, and private collections across the world, James Parry traces these journeys of cultural and artistic discovery. From the early pioneer David Roberts through the heyday of leading stars such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Frederick Arthur Bridgman, to Orientalism's post-1900 decline, he describes how these traveling artists prepared for their expeditions, coped with working in unfamiliar and challenging surroundings, engaged with local people, and then took home to their studios the memories, sketches, and collections of artifacts necessary to create the works for which their audiences clamored. Excerpts from letters and diaries, including little-known accounts and previously unpublished material, as well as photographs, sketches, and other original illustrations, bring alive the impressions, experiences, and careers of the Orientalists and shed light on how they created what are now once again recognized as masterpieces of art.
Item Number: 149451
Title: Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi : Brief Guide
Author: Pirani, Federica (et al)
Record created on 08/27/2018
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 192pp., 120 color illus. English edition.
Summary: Set like a gem at the very heart of the city and full of that magical aura that makes up Piazza Navona, which it overlooks, Palazzo Braschi became the seat of the Museo di Roma in 1952. Shown through the eyes of the artists, the extremely vast collection (around 120,000 works of art) is a rich and complete testimony to the important transformations that involved the life of the eternal city between the 17th and the 20th centuries, at times gradually at times in a brusque or even traumatic way. This brief guide illustrates the new permanent exhibition of the Museo di Roma, conceived according to a thematic and not strictly chronological criterion, to accompany the visitor on a time journey through the works of art: the many forms of the festival in Rome, between religious rituals and street games, the distinctive features of its monumental beauty, and the unmistakable signs of its landscape, like the Tiber that has always flowed in the same but different places, radically transformed by man and time. The Museum welcomes all types of public and is fully accessible. It offers a dedicated path for partially sighted and blind people, with captions in braille of the most important objects in the collection. Thanks to a tactile path located between the second and third floors, it also offers the possibility of 'touching' some of the works on display.
Item Number: 149091
Title: Music and Power in the Baroque Era
Author: Rasch, Rudolf (ed)
Record created on 06/10/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 463pp., 41 b&w illus.
Contents: R. Strohm, Emblems and Problems of Rulership in Early Modern Opera ; A. De Feo, I libretti encomiastici di Giovanni Andrea Moniglia - dalle corti di Firenze e Vienna ai teatri veneziani ; M. Klaper, "La piu bella festa, che in teatro serrato, si sia veduta in Firenze" - Francesco Cavalli compone per la corte medicea ; O. Jesurum, I soggiorni romani di Francesco Galli Bibiena ; R. Erkens, Accounting for Opera - Financing Theatre Seasons on Roman Stages in the 1720s ; D. Blichmann, The Stuart-Sobieska Opera Patronage in Rome - Political Propaganda in the Teatro Alibert (1720-1823) ; A. Giust, Dalla corte al teatro - l'opera italiana in Russia al tempo di Elisabetta Petrovna (1741-1762) con uno sguardo al regno di Caterina II ; A. Robinson, Music and Politics in the Entry of Maria de' Medici into Avignon (19 November 1600) ; S. Ciofli, Music and Splendour in Roman Graduation Ceremonies ; R. Rawson, Suffering and Supplication as Emblems of Power in Music Relating to the 1683 Ottoman Siege of Vienna ; C. Palliccia, Le cantage natalizie per il Palazzo Apostolico fra tradizione musicale e politiche pontificie - uno sguardo ai topoi della pace ; A. Fiore, Musica, potere e devozione - le celebrazioni del Corpus Domini a Napoli fra XVII e XVIII secolo ; A. Palidda, "Redivia sub optimo principe hilaritas publica: - Music, Consensus and Celebration in Habsburg Milan ; N. Matsumoto, Pio Enea degli Obizzi 159201674 - Power and Authorship ; J. Frankova, Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz-Rietberg and His Grand Tour - Inspiration for His Future Musical Patronage? ; B. Gleason, Mounted Cavalry and Court Kettledrummers and Trumpeters 1600-1750 ; B. Saglietti, Il potere della parola - le prime autobiografie di musicisti germanofoni nella Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte di Johann Mattheson (1740) ; V. Anzani, In the Service of Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm 1690-1716 - Castrati as Secret Agents and a Controversial Case of Diplomatic Immunity ; G. Viverit, Giuseppe Tartini e l'aristocrazia - la formazione dei violinisti per le corti europee e per i mecenati privati ; R. Rasch, Composers, Patrons and Dedications - From Arcangelo Corelli to Pietro Antonio Locatelli ; Abstracts.
(Music, Criticism & Politics, 6)
Item Number: 147394
Title: Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop : Art in Locale
Author: Risatti, Howard ; Ray Kass (eds)
Record created on 11/24/2017
Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 31 x 24cm., hardcover, 348p. illus.
Summary: Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that emerged from the Mountain Lake Symposium, a decade-long theoretical art criticism conference founded by artist Ray Kass in 1980 and co-organized with art critic Donald B. Kuspit and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Workshop integrated the arts and sciences into a dynamic experimental creative process that expanded the traditional boundaries of visual art. Artists who have created works at the Mountain Lake Workshop include John Cage, Merce Cunningham, James De La Vega, Howard Finster, Lynn Hull, Jesse Mann, Sally Mann, Jackie Matisse, Jiro Okura, M. C. Richards, Dorothea Rockburne, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others. This book’s essays and extensive photographs serve as a critical reflection of the Mountain Lake Symposium’s history and impact, and of the ongoing collaborative Mountain Lake Workshops that continue to demonstrate the relevance of the arts across various disciplines.
Item Number: 149247
Title: MEDARDO ROSSO : Sight Unseen
Author: Hecker, Sharon ; Julia Peyton-Jones
Record created on 07/02/2018
Description: London: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 112pp., 34 color, 45 b&w illus.
Summary: The exhibition features a selection of Rosso’s most representative sculptures in plaster, wax and bronze, as well as rarely shown drawings and, for the first time in the UK, his own photographs of his sculptures and drawings. Presented together, these help demonstrate how Rosso created his subtle yet powerful images, where forms seem to materialize and dematerialize in relationship to the effects of light and atmosphere. Rosso was a revolutionary sculptor who subverted traditional modeling and casting methods to animate the surfaces of his sculptures. He went against prevailing monumental and heroic tendencies by depicting vulnerable subjects such the poor, children and the elderly. Some of his works, like Enfant au sein (late 1889–90), on view at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, border on abstraction. He adopted a performative approach to sculpture by casting his bronzes in public in a theatrical mise-en-scène, and he invented unique exhibition strategies by installing his work alongside those of other artists...
Item Number: 148105
Title: KAY SAGE : Catalogue Raisonné
Author: Sentivan, Jessie (et al)
Record created on 02/13/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 520pp. illus.
Summary: While her career as a painter was often eclipsed during her lifetime by that of her husband, Yves Tanguy, recent scholarship posits that the influence was mutual and that Kay Sage's work was distinct from Tanguy's. The full extent of Sage's talent is laid bare in this stunning slip-cased book that includes many works that have not been viewed publicly since the 1940s and 1950s. An insightful essay explores Sage's involvement with the Surrealists and her marriage to Tanguy, as a partner and sounding board. A generously illustrated chronology includes personal and archival material that reveals much about her life and practice. The paintings, collages, and works on paper-haunting, evocative, and original-are reproduced to full effect, each with comprehensive provenance and exhibition history. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, this monograph brings to life an intrepid and hugely gifted artist whose talent is long overdue for recognition.
Item Number: 147756
Title: Burlington House : An Architectural History of the Home of the Royal Academy of Arts
Author: Savage, Nicholas
Record created on 12/27/2017
Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 368pp., 280 illus.
Summary: On Charles II's restoration to the throne in 1660, four of his supporters were provided with plots of land in a leafy suburb of London, on which to build their extravagant town palaces. The only one to survive - built for the poet and courtier Sir John Denham and now situated in the heart of Piccadilly - was to become the home of the Royal Academy of Arts, its exhibitions and its Schools. This important study charts the history of the estate through its various owners, including the 3rd Earl of Burlington, who gave the house not only its name but also its distinctive and influential architecture. In his day, the house was host to leading scholars and celebrities, who met within Burlington's cutting-edge creation, which remains an unparalleled examplar of the Palladian style in England. Former Director of Collections at the RA Nicholas Savage examines 350 years of social and architectural history, as well as revealing the next phase in the life of the estate, as the Royal Academy opens up Burlington House as never before in an exciting redevelopment led by Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary.
Item Number: 148611
Title: JENNY SAVILLE
Author: Calvocoressi, Richard ; Mark Stevens (et al)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, ca. 320pp. illus.
Summary: Thirteen years after her first Rizzoli monograph, British artist Jenny Saville releases this much-anticipated volume--her most comprehensive to date--including many never-before-published paintings. One of the most renowned living figurative painters of our time, Saville has set auction records and her highly sensual canvases invite us to consider the female form in all its glory. Great artists are of their moment, but push boundaries to revitalize our world. The British artist Jenny Saville is best known for painting monumental close-ups of large nude women exposing things that are usually left unshown: flab, fat, bulge. Today, when the body has never mattered more or counted less, Saville is undoubtedly the painter for our times. Saville has specialized in subjects on the margins of society: the obese, the disfigured, and transsexuals; yet under her fluctuating light and painstaking hues and layers, her subjects transcend their strangeness to take on a universal quality. Among artists of her generation, Saville is unusual in her devotion to figurative painting. This much-anticipated volume unites new work with almost all of Saville's paintings and drawings to date, many of them unpublished works. Published in association with Gagosian Gallery, the book also features a complete and illustrated chronology of the artist's career. A conversation with acclaimed American photographer Sally Mann, and essays by art critic Mark Stevens and Gagosian Director, London Richard Calvocoressi complete the volume.
Item Number: 149369
Title: Armi e potere nell'Europa del Rinascimento
Author: Scalini, Mario
Record created on 07/30/2018
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 33cm., pbk., 336pp., 380 illus. Exhibition held at Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma.
Summary: Le armi, da sempre compagne di vita e di morte dell’Uomo, assunsero nel Rinascimento una dimensione che trascendeva, come mai prima, il loro uso concreto – ossia il ferire, l’uccidere il nemico o il difendersi – per acquisire una valenza totalizzante e simbolica, che coinvolgeva aspetti sociali, rituali, iconografici. Diversi fattori concorsero a questa dimensione: i progressi tecnologici, innanzitutto, conseguenti al rapido affermarsi della polvere da sparo, ma anche il mutamento dell’assetto geopolitico, che portò il nostro territorio a diventare luogo di scontro per le grandi potenze internazionali, prime fra tutte la Spagna e la Francia. Il volume affronta ogni aspetto di questo complesso intreccio tra armi e uomini, mitologia e rappresentazione del potere attraverso una straordinaria e ampia selezione di armi storiche provenienti dalle collezioni di Castel Sant’Angelo e Palazzo Venezia, recentemente restaurate, accanto a importanti prestiti nazionali e internazionali.
Item Number: 149492
Title: Cluny, 910-2010: onze siecles de rayonnement
Author: Stratford, Neil (ed)
Record created on 09/03/2018
Description: Paris: Editions du Patrimoine, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 487pp., ca. 500 illus. Paperback reprint of 2010 edtion
Contents: La charte de fondation, Hartmut Atsma et Jean Vezin ; Cluny 909/910-1109, Dominique Iogna-Prat et Isabelle Rose ; Cluny et les femmes, Maria Hillebrandt ; Cluny au XIIe siècle?: d'Hugues Ier à Hugues V Giles Constable ; Cluny du XIIIe siècle à la fin du XVe siècle, Franz Neiske ; Cluny et le monachisme benedictin moderne, Daniel-Odon Hurel ; Romainmôtier et Cluny II, Eliane Vergnolle ; La Bible dite "d'Odilon," Neil Stratford ; Cluny III, Neil Stratford ; Les grands chapiteaux de Cluny, Neil Stratford ; L'enluminure à Cluny vers 1100 autour de la Bible de Pons de Melgueil, Fabrizio Crivello ; L'Ildefonse de Parme, Silvia Scipioni ; Les peintures murales du sanctuaire de la chapelle des Moines à Berze-la-Ville, Yves Christe ; Le cloître de Moissac, Quitterie Cazes ; Saint-Eutrope de Saintes, Jacques Lacoste ; La Charite-sur-Loire et Cluny, Neil Stratford ; Le grand portail de Vezelay, Peter et Dorothea Diemer ; Pour une archeologie du grand portail de Vezelay, Neil Stratford ; Saint-Pierre de Mozac, Laurence Cabrero-Ravel ; La châsse de saint Calmine, Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye ; Un grand clunisien, Henri de Blois, Neil Stratford ; Cluny et les mosaïques de Ganagobie et de Saint-Andre-de-Rosans, Xavier Barral i Altet ; La Bible de Souvigny, Patricia Stirnemann ; Les peintures murales du porche de l'abbaye de Payerne et de Saint-Fortunat de Charlieu, Yves Christe ; Un recueil de pièces glorifiant Cluny et son histoire Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Mss, ms. latin 17716, Patricia Stirnemann ; La salle capitulaire de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, Christian Sapin ; Capitulum, Neil Stratford ; Le prieure parisien de Saint-Martin-des-Champs?: un perpetuel chantier, Philippe Plagnieux ; Cluny et L'Empire, Matthias Untermann ; Prieures clunisiens dans l'ancien diocèse de Liège, le cas de Saint-Severin-en-Condroz, Albert Lemeunier ; Le lavabo de Saint-Ulrich en Forêt-Noire, Matthias Untermann ; Cluny en Lombardie, Anna Segagni Malacart ; L'Evangeliaire de Mathilde et San Benedetto Polirone, Giuseppa Z. Zanichelli ; Cluny et l'Espagne, Jose Luis Senra ; Les bas-reliefs de San Salvador de Oña, Jose Luis Senra ; Cluny en Angleterre, John McNeill et Eric Fernie ; Les monastères clunisiens anglais et leurs sceaux?: vers 1090-1220, T. A. Heslop ; La chapelle Saint-Martial à Cluny, chef-d'œuvre de style rayonnant parisien, Peter Kurmann ; Le monument funeraire d'Ame de Chalon, abbe de Baume-les-Messieurs († 1432), Sandrine Roser ; Le mecenat de Jean de Bourbon, Brigitte Maurice-Chabard ; Les chapelles funeraires des ducs de Bourbon à Souvigny, Antoine Paillet ; Le retable de la Passion d'Ambierle, Sophie Jugie ; Le cardinal de Bouillon et le mausolee de sa famille, Vincent Droguet ; Cluny: le nouveau monastère, Frederic Didier ; La destruction de Cluny (1789-1830), Francoise Berce.
Item Number: 148097
Title: Art in Chicago : A History from the Fire to Now
Author: Taft, Maggie ; Robert Cozzolino (eds)
Record created on 02/13/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 448pp., 160 color plates.
Summary: This publication is the first study of the history and development of art in Chicago from the mid-19th through the early 21st centuries. It opens in the wake of the 1871 fire, describes the beginnings of the city’s institutional and professional art world and community, and proceeds through chronological chapters to the present. The book does not follow a single continuous trajectory but presents an overlapping sequence of interrelated narratives that help tell a full and complex history of visual art in the city. Among the questions that the book addresses are: Is there something unique about the history of Chicago art, and, if so, why and how so? In what ways has Chicago engaged with cultural developments nationally and internationally since the late 19th century? In what ways has Chicago resisted or informed broader trends in the art world, and if so, why and when? The book comprises eight chapters, each covering a specific period in Chicago artistic culture and all but the final chapter are written by an art historian with demonstrated period expertise in Chicago or American art. Following the chronology of the art itself allows themes to emerge—and re-emerge—from the work and the factors that contributed to its making. The concluding chapter, about Chicago’s contemporary art scene, consists entirely of contributions by artists and a few curators, presented in the form of short essays and interviews. Among the participants are Chris Ware, Theaster Gates, Nick Cave, and Anne Wilson, with more to come.
Item Number: 149309
Title: Il giovane TINTORETTO
Author: Romani, Vittoria (et al)
Record created on 07/13/2018
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 240pp. illus. Exhibition held at Gallerie Dell'Accademia, Venezia (then to National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, in Spring 2019).
Summary: Questo volume si inserisce a pieno titolo nella cornice delle celebrazioni dedicate al cinquecentenario della nascita di Tintoretto e anzi ne costituisce l’ideale preambolo, offrendo l’occasione per una rilettura complessiva del periodo giovanile del grande artista attraverso il confronto tra capolavori provenienti da ogni parte del mondo. In particolare, mostra e catalogo indagheranno il modo in cui Tintoretto acquisì e trasformò i suoi modelli per sviluppare il suo stile innovativo e altamente personale. Questa ricerca mira a delineare l’originalità del percorso iniziale di Tintoretto, non facilmente riconducibile ad alcuna bottega o personalità determinata, e a definire quali apporti furono determinanti per lo sviluppo della sua arte, attraverso dipinti di Tiziano, Pordenone, Bonifacio de’ Pitati, Paris Bordon, Francesco Salviati e Giorgio Vasari, stampe e disegni da Raffaello e Michelangelo e di altri seguaci della loro maniera, nonché sculture di Jacopo Sansovino.
Item Number: 149207
Title: TINTORETTO's Difference : Deleuze, Diagrammatics and Art History
Author: Vellodi, Kamini
Record created on 06/24/2018
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 240pp., 60 color illus.
Summary: Addressing the philosophical problem of 'difference' in art history, Tintoretto's Difference offers a new reading of this pioneering 16th century painter, drawing upon the work of the 20th century philosopher Gilles Deleuze. With a focus on Deleuze's important concept of the diagram, Tintoretto's Difference invests the artist's practice in a critical study of art history's methods, concepts and modes of thought, and some of the fundamental dimensions of its scholarly practice: context, tradition, influence, and fact. Bringing together philosophical, art historical, art theoretical and art historiographical analysis, this book investigates the potentials of the diagrammatic for art historical thinking across the registers of semiotics, aesthetics, and time. Tintoretto's Difference offers at once an innovative study of this seminal artist, an elaboration of Deleuze's philosophy of the diagram, and a new avenue for a philosophical art history.
Contents: 1.Tintoretto: A Problem for Art History? - Tradition and Contextualism - Representational Thought - Theory, Philosophy - Towards Deleuze - Deleuze and Art History - The Diagram. 2. Tintoretto and his Time? - Christ Among the Doctors - Annibale's hesitation - Aretino's U-Turn - Miracle of the Slave - Historia - The Stage-Method - Painting and Theatre - Tintoretto: From Theatre to Drama - Genealogy of the Stage-Method in Tintoretto's Works - Ridolfi's Motto - Art History's Recycling of Ridolfi's Motto - Deleuze and Diagrams of Art History - Deleuze's Tintoretto. 3. Diagrammatic Constructivism - Thought as Difference - Deleuze's Diagram and Kant's Schema - Kant's Constructivism - Pierce's Diagram: An empiricist's Constructivism - Pure Icons - Diagrammatic Subversion of Iconography in Tintoretto's Works - Tintoretto's Ghostly Figures - The Genetic method: Maimon and Deleuze - Deleuze's Transcendental Empiricism - Tintoretto's Constructivism. Stage Method as Diagram? 4. Diagrammatic Aesthetic - Deleuze after Kant: Sensation and Genesis - Genetic Method in the Third Critique - Material Aesthetic and the Work of Art - Aesthetic Paradigm - Diagrammatic Aesthetic - Diagrammatic Art - Tintoretto's Material Constructivism - Constructivism Beyond Venetian Empiricism - Tintoretto's Imagination - Boschini's Experience - The Scuola Grande di San Rocco. 5. Diagrammatic Time - Time of Difference - Anachronism in Contemporary Art History - Constructivism, Time and Art - Deleuze's Syntheses of Time - The Third Synthesis of Time and Nietzsche's Eternal Return - The Diagram, Genealogy and History - Tintoretto's Time - Tintoretto's Return in the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Item Number: 149397
Title: TITIAN : Lady in White
Author: Koja, Stephan ; Andreas Hening (eds)
Record created on 08/07/2018
Description: Dresden: Sandstein Verlag, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 104pp., 84 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. English text.
Summary: Titian’s "Lady in White" is full of gracefulness and beauty – but also full of mysteries. Speculations have always been made about the identity of the young woman. Is she the artist’s daughter Lavinia; is she the ideal image of feminine beauty? The essays in this publication focus in depth on this masterwork by Titian that is one of the highlights of the world famous Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden. The results of the restoration work and research carried out in recent years are presented along with the history of the origins of the Dresden Picture Gallery.
Contents: A. Henning, A Vision of Absolute Beauty - Titian's "Lady in White" in Dresden ; J.C. von Bloh, Youth, Beauty, Virtue? What does the Costume in Titian's "Lady in White" tell us? ; C. Nagel, Pearls, Gold and Precious Stones - the jewels of the "Lady in White" by Titian ; s. Kleidt, Not Only for Brides - Flag Fans in Venice in the 16th and 17th Centuries ; T. Weddingen / Gregor J.M. Weber, The Alchemy of Colors - Titian Potrays his Pigment Merchant Alvise "dai colori" dalla Scala ; G. Ohlhoff, The Restoration of Titian's Painting "Lady in White" ; S. Koja, "....the most beautiful in the world" - The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.
Item Number: 148790
Title: Via Roma : The History of Rome in Fifty Streets
Author: Van Dijk, Willemijn ; Robert Naborn (trans)
Record created on 04/27/2018
Description: Waco: Baylor University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 220pp. illus. English translation of Amsterdam 2015 edition.
Summary: Why is the broad avenue leading to St. Peter’s called the Street of Reconciliation? What does the Via dei Fori Imperiali—where the ancient imperial forums lie—have to do with Mussolini? How does the name Piazza Navona disclose what is hidden under the square? Via Roma tells Rome’s secrets one street at a time. In her brilliant guide, Willemijn van Dijk takes readers across time and place as they wander along the roads of the ancient Italian capital. Street by street, fifty of them, van Dijk allows the stones to reveal their origins, their makers, the significance of their names, and the history they continue to echo. Caesars, Popes, dictators, mafia dons, generals, philosophers, and artists. Architecture, ideas, romance, food, and intrigue. Rome is the eternal city to which all roads lead, and van Dijk unfolds the city’s rich past through those roads.
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