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New titles week of 10/01/2018: Found 43 titles

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Item Number: 149462
Title: GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE
Author: Nadel, Dan (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781949172027
Record created on 08/28/2018
Description: New York: Karma Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 488pp., 223 color illus.

Summary: This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the Chicago surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie (1909–77), a key figure in midcentury American surrealism. From the late 1930s until her death, Abercrombie made paintings populated by objects of personal significance—moons, towers, cats, pennants, Victorian furniture, shells, snails and doors—to create allegories for her own often precarious psychological states. Often presiding over these symbols was Abercrombie herself, who appears in numerous pictures as proud observer or witchy caricature. Abercrombie exhibited in Chicago and New York in the 1940s and ‘50s, and her salon became a center of Midwestern culture, hosting jazz musicians (such as her close friend Dizzy Gillespie), writers and artists. This book includes new scholarship by Robert Cozzolino; a memoir of Abercrombie by Robert Storr; the artist's own writing; a definitive text by art historian Susan Weininger; and a memoir by the artist's daughter, Dinah Livingston.

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Item Number: 148477
Title: Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the Twentieth Century
Author: Allais, Lucia
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226286556
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 432pp., 14 color, 123 b&w illus.

Summary: The twentieth century was the most destructive in human history, but from its vast landscapes of ruins was born a new architectural type: the cultural monument. In the wake of World War I, an international movement arose which aimed to protect architectural monuments in large numbers, and regardless of style, hoping not only to keep them safe from future conflicts, but also to make them worthy of protection from more quotidian forms of destruction. This movement was motivated by hopeful idealism as much as by a pragmatic belief in bureaucracy. An evolving group—including architects, intellectuals, art historians, archaeologists, curators, and lawyers—grew out of the new diplomacy of the League of Nations. During and after World War II, it became affiliated with the Allied Military Government, and was eventually absorbed by the UN as UNESCO. By the 1970s, this organization had begun granting World Heritage status to a global register of significant sites—from buildings to bridges, shrines to city centers, ruins to colossi. Examining key episodes in the history of this preservation effort—including projects for the Parthenon, for the Cathedral of St-Lô, the temples of Abu Simbel, and the Bamyian Buddahs —Lucia Allais demonstrates how the group deployed the notion of culture to shape architectural sites, and how architecture in turn shaped the very idea of global culture. More than the story of an emergent canon, Designs of Destruction emphasizes how the technical project of ensuring various buildings’ longevity jolted preservation into establishing a transnational set of codes, values, practices. Yet as entire nations’ monumental geographies became part of survival plans, Allais also shows, this paradoxically helped integrate technologies of destruction—from bombs to bulldozers—into cultural governance. Thus Designs of Destruction not only offers a fascinating narrative of cultural diplomacy, based on extensive archival findings; it also contributes an important new chapter in the intellectual history of modernity by showing the manifold ways architectural form is charged with concretizing abstract ideas and ideals, even in its destruction.

Contents: Introduction - Monument Survival ; 1. "Wardens of Civilization": Conservation and Diplomacy at the 1931 Athens Conference. 2. "Battles Designed to Preserve": The Allies' Lists of Monuments in World War II. 3. Unwitting City Planning: Maps of Monuments and the American Bombing of Europe, 1943-1945. 4. "Stones Also Die": UNESCO and the Decolonization of Museums, 1960-1975. 5. Integrities: The Salvage of Abu Simbel, 1960-1980.

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Item Number: 146889
Title: Seeing the God : Image, Space, Performance, and Vision in the Religion of the Roman Empire
Author: Arnhold, Marlis (et al)
Price: $174.00
ISBN: 9783161557217
Record created on 10/03/2017
Description: Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus. English text.

Contents: Steve Friesen, Material Conditions for Seeing the Divine - The Temple of the Sebastoi at Ephesos and the Vision of the Heavenly Throne in Revelation 4-5 ; Katharina Rieger, Imagining the absent and perceiving the present - An interpretation of material remains of divinities from the rock sanctuary at Caesarea Philippi (Gaulantis) ; Kristine Iara, Seeing the gods in late antique Rome ; Jörg Rüpke, Not gods alone - on the visibility of religion and religious specialists in ancient Rome ; Richard L. Gordon, Getting it right - Performative images in Graeco-Egyptian magical Practice ; Marlis Arnhold, Imagining Mithras in light of iconographic standardization and individual accentuation ; Robin Jensen, The polymorphous Jesus in Early Christian image and text - David Balch - Founders of Rome, of Athens, and of the Church - Romulus, Theseus, and Jesus. Theseus and Ariadne with Athena visually represented in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum ; Harry O. Maier, Seeing the Blood of God - The triumphant charade of Ignatius of Antioch the God-bearer ; Annette Weissenrieder, Space and vision of the divine - the temple imagery of the Epistle to the Ephesians ; Brigitte Kahl, Citadel of the God(s) or Satan's Throne - the image of the Divine at the Great Altar of Pergamon between ruler religion and apocalyptic counter-vision ; Vernon K. Robbins, Kinetic divine concepts, the Baptist, and the enfleshed logos in the prologue and precreation storyline of the Fourth Gospel. (Culture, Religion, and Politics in the Greco-Roman World, 2)

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Item Number: 149016
Title: LOUISE BOURGEOIS : To Unravel a Torment
Author: Rales, Emily Wei ; Ali Nemerov (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780999802915
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 95 color illus.

Summary: Celebrated for her singular contributions to 20th-century sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, installation and writing, French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois' (1911-2010) explorations of the human condition originated from her own lived experience. "My goal is to relive a past emotion," Bourgeois explained. "My art is an exorcism." Psychologically, emotionally and often sexually charged, Bourgeois' works intermingle the abstract and corporeal, the voluptuous and the distressing, to striking effect. Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment accompanies the first exhibition of the artist's work at Glenstone Museum, and features more than 30 major works drawn from the museum's collection. From her early wooden Personages to her large hanging sculptures, from suites of drawings and prints to textile works and her immersive Cells, To Unravel a Torment surveys Bourgeois' career through selected examples from her enormous body of work. Bourgeois was also a prolific writer, matching her sculptural language with reams of psychoanalytic musings on repression, symbolism and material. To Unravel a Torment also brings together never-before-published diary entries by the artist, annotated by Bourgeois scholar Philip Larratt-Smith, a contribution by art historian Briony Fer and an introduction by Emily Wei Rales, founder and director of Glenstone Museum.

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Item Number: 149343
Title: Conversations with the Collection : A Terra Foundation
Author: Bourguignon, Katherine M. ; Peter John Brownlee
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780932171658
Record created on 07/23/2018
Description: Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 308pp., 130 color illus.

Summary: The Terra Foundation for American Art uses its impressive collection of American art spanning a two-hundred-year period to fulfill its mission. Since the Foundation’s establishment in 1978, it has sought to share the collection’s extraordinary pieces by renowned American artists like Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper with an international audience, encouraging the study of American art around the world. Conversations with the Collection helps to realize the Foundation’s mission of serving as a “museum without walls,” bringing art and scholarship to a global audience. The handbook entries and scholars’ responses to the artworks that comprise these Conversations provide fascinating insight not only into the collection and its holdings, but also into the Foundation’s history of making these works accessible to art historians and art lovers beyond the United States. The texts achieve a range of objectives, describing the significance of individual pieces in the collection, movements and themes that provide context for these works, and the Foundation’s innovative objective of bringing its collection to an international audience. Indeed, this distinctive handbook demonstrates the success of the Foundation’s mission: the works in its collection have had an impact on worldwide audiences, leading to a richer appreciation for American art.

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Item Number: 148630
Title: Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden : The Palace and the Royal Quarter
Author: Busck, Jens Gunni
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9788793229105
Record created on 04/09/2018
Description: Copenhagen: Historika, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 60pp., 40 illus. English text.

Summary: This book tells the story of Amalienborg and Frederiksstaden and the royal residents of the palace over the centuries. Amalienborg's palace square constitutes the central square of the monumental quarter of Frederiksstaden, which Frederik V had built starting in about 1750. The four palaces of the nobility that make up the palace complex were built simultaneously, but were taken over by the royal family after Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794. Since 1920 Amalienborg has been the permanent residence of the Danish monarchy.

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Item Number: 148903
Title: Stuart Marriage Diplomacy : Dynastic Politics in their European Context, 1604-1630
Author: Caldari, Valentina ; Sara J. Wolfson (eds)
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781783271436
Record created on 05/14/2018
Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 367pp., 7 illus.

Contents: The French Match and Court Politics ; What Can Be Fuller of Wonder? Buckingham and the Revenge of the Hispanophiles in 1626 ; Practical Proselytizing - The Impact of Counter-Reformation Catholicism at the Caroline Court, 1625-26 ; 'The onely soveraigne medecine' - Religious Politics and Political Culture in the British-Spanish Match, 1596-1625 ; James I and the Dissolution of the 1621 Parliament through Spanish Eyes ; War, Diplomacy and Stability in the North of Europe in the Early Seventeenth Century ; The Atlantic Politics of Early Stuart Diplomacy ; Mercantile Diplomacy - Corporations, States and International Negotiation ; The Stuart, the Palatinate, and the Thirty Years' War ; Marital Problems? Stuart Alliances, Scottish Politics and the Protestant North 1603-41 ; Recognizing Friends from Foes - Stuart Politics, English Military Networks and their Alliances with Denmark and the Palatinate ; Secrecy, Counsel and Public Opinion during the Spanish and French Matches ; The Spanish Match and Anglo-Dutch Publicity ; Whereof the world now stands in admiration - Reporting on the Spanish Match from the Habsburg Netherlands ; A Peace in Context - Spanish Change in Italian Affairs ; The Court of Brussels - From Hostility to 'good vicinity' (1585-1604) ; The Austrian Match - The Dynastic Alternative of the Habsburgs and European Politics ; Dynastic Marriage, Diplomatic Ceremonial, and the Treaties of London (1604-05) and Antwerp (1609) ; Spanish Architecture in Early Stuart London - Foreign Policy and Architectural Style in Inigo Jones's Queen's Chapel at St. James's. (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Politica and Social History, 31)

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Item Number: 149464
Title: ANTONIO CALDERARA : Painting Infinity
Author: Frigeri, Flavia ; Nicholas Logsdail
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780947830663
Record created on 08/28/2018
Description: London: Lisson Gallery, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 88pp., 22 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Painting Infinity illustrates a decisive moment in the career of Italian painter Antonio Calderara (1903–78). Key works are featured from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, highlighting Calderara's shift from figuration to abstraction while retaining the soft bright colors of his native Northern Italy.

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Item Number: 149494
Title: Langres a la Renaissance
Author: Caumont, Olivier (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782354751357
Record created on 09/06/2018
Description: Vaux: Serge Domini Éditeur, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 416pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Musée d'art et d'histoire, Langres.

Contents: Introduction Historique - Langres et le pays langrois durant la premiere moitie du XVI siecle - politique et institutions - Langres et le pays langrois durant la seconde moitie du XVI siecle, politique et guerres de Religion - Langres, une 'bonne ville' aux margies orientales du royaume - L'Eglise et la vie religieuse a Langres au XVI siecle - La vie intellectuelle a Langres - L'Antiquite revelee - Element de monument funeraire - La constitution des collections Renaissance des musees de Langres. L'Architecture militaire - La modernisation de la place forte royale au XVI siecle (La translation des reliques de siant Mammes) - La fortification en Europe autour de 1500, un survol - Sur les artifices de feu & autres inventions de Joseph Boillot. L'Architecture civile et Religieuse - Architecture et décor a langres a la Renaissance - L'hotel de Rose, rececouverte d'un décor de la premiere Renaissance a Langres (Element de boiserie de plafond) - La chapelle a'Amoncourt, une oeuvre canonique? (Caisson sculpte du second claveau sud de l'arc doubleau oriental) - Le pavement de la chapelle d'Amoncourt (1551) - La musique sur le pavement de la chapelle d'Amoncourt (Partition de tenor et Tete de putto canephore) - Le jube de la cathedrale de Langres, du mythe a la realite - Pour une reconsititution archeologique du jbe de la cathedrale de Langres - Les demeures urbaines de Langres a la Renaissance - Le chateau de Pailly - Une roi, une foi, une ville Entrees solennelles et recueils d'emblemes. La Sculpture - La statuaire en pays langrois au debut du XVI siecle - La sculpture troyenne a Langres et dans ses environs au debut du XVI siecle - La Vierge et Saint Jean du jube de la cathedrale Saint-Mammes a Langres - L'atelier de Saint-Mammes, Une production sculptee de la seconde moitie du XVI siecle a Langres. La Peinture - La peinture a Langres au XVI siecle (Biographie de Jacques Prevost: vers 1505-vers 1580, Biographie de Pierre Tassel: 1521-1592). Les Arts Graphiques - Jean Duvet, de l'orfevre au graveur, de Dijon a Langres - Jean Duvet, la reserve et l'eloquence - La Suite de la licorne, 'le narrateur examplaire' - Jean Duvet et l'inscription du mois dans l'oeuvre grave - L'accord discordant des betes, our le reve de paix de Joseph Boillot - Pierre Woeiriot (1531/1532 - 1599) et Langres, Voisinage et sympathies. Les Arts Decoratifs - L'orfevrerie a Langres et dans ses environs au XVI siecle - La courtellerie langroise a la Renaissance - La tenture de la Vie de saint-Mammes de la cathedrale de Langres - Le vitrail a Langres a la Renaissance. Le Livre - Enluminure et commande de manuscrits enlumines - Le commerce du livre a Langres au XVI siecle, un secteur economique dynamique? Le Theatre, La Musique et la Danse - Guillaume Flamang 1455?-1540? - Danser a Langres au XVI siecle - L'Orchesographie, un reflet de la societe langroise - La vie quotidienne d'un enfant musicien a Langres au XVI siecle. Conclusion Generale - Renaissance, art et humanisme a Langres.

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Item Number: 148943
Title: La "Galleria" di Palazzo in Età Barocca dall'Europa al Regno di Napoli
Author: Cazzato, Vincenzo (ed)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788867661985
Record created on 05/19/2018
Description: Galatina: Congedo, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 280pp. illus.

Contents: M. Leone, "Gallerie" letterarie fra Rinascimento e Barocco ; R. Antonioli, Sulle orme di Orlando: il firmamento nell'orologio ; D. Caracciolo, Il mondo in Galleria. Artifici prospettici e retorica della meraviglia nelle fabbriche barocche ; D. Castaldo, Temi musicali nelle "Imagini" di Filostrato Maggiore ; M. Fagiolo, La concezione museale delle facciate di palazzo a Roma: dalle pitture illusive alle gallerie di sculture come immagine di potere all'antica ; F. del Sole, L'Entwurff di J.B. Fischer von Erlach: una Galleria di pezzi d'eccezione ; R. De Giorgi, "Ritorno al futuro": salon contre galerie? François Lemoyne a Versailles ; A. Zezza, Alle origini della "Galeria": la collezione di Matteo Di Capua principe di Conca ; E. Fumagalli, Note sulla decorazione delle Gallerie napoletane fra Sei e Settecento ; S. Piazza, Dalla quadreria alla cineseria: lo sviluppo della Galleria di palazzo nella Sicilia del Seicento e Settecento ; M. Marafon Pecoraro, La Galleria e il "camerone" nelle dimore aristocratiche del XVIII secolo a Palermo. Fasto e ostentazione nell'appartamento da parata del principe ; R. Lattuada, Le collezioni d'arte dei palazzi degli Orsini tra Solofra, Gravina, Napoli e Roma ; R. Torlontano, La decorazione celebrativa in Abruzzo in età barocca: gli affreschi di palazzo Branconio a L'Aquila ; M. Panarello, Ricercando gli spazi perduti: tracce di ambienti e collezioni in Calabria ; F. Lofano, Ascesa sociale e costruzione dell'immagine. Il palazzo, le gallerie e le scelte artistiche di Niccolò Fraggianni a Barletta ; V. Basile, Glorie e fasti di Michele Imperiale. Quadrerie, librerie e teatri del principe tra Francavilla e Napoli ; V. Cazzato, La concezione museale di facciate, atri e cortili di palazzo nel Salento ; D. De Lorenzis, "Metamorphoseon" in Galleria: la celebrazione di un'alleanza "d'Amore" tra mito e rappresentazione ; M. Cazzato, La Galleria nei palazzi vescovili di Terra d'Otranto ; A.M. Monaco, L'oroscopo delle nozze dei marchesi nel salone astrologico dei Castromediano di Lymburgh a Cavallino di Lecce: proposte iconologiche, aspetti iconografici e documenti inediti ; F. Cannella, Simboli musicali e metafore del potere alla periferia del Viceregno: alcune riflessioni a proposito della Galleria Castromediano-Lymburgh di Cavallino ; R. Casciaro, Carlo D'Aprile dentro e fuori dal Palazzo Ducale di Cavallino ; V. Valzano / F. Negro, La Galleria di palazzo Castromediano: ricostruzione tridimensionale e rappresentazione virtuale ; G. Rossi, Il rilievo architettonico della Galleria del palazzo Castromediano a Cavallino.

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Item Number: 149338
Title: The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City
Author: Charley, Jonathan (ed)
Price: $170.00
ISBN: 9781472482730
Record created on 07/20/2018
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 419pp., 96 b&w illus.

Contents: TAKING THE MEASURE OF THE INCOMMENSURABLE- Architectural Representation of the Improbable, Louise Pelletier ; MODERNITY AS AMBIGUITY In Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games, Shari Daya ; DOMESTIC DIGRESSIONS - Interrogating Singaporean public housing through its literary forms, Lillian Chee ; PLOTS OF LAND - Urban Regeneration in Contemporary British Procedural Novels, Peter Clandfield ; INEQUALITY IN ALUÍSIO AZEVEDO'S O CORTIÇO, Ana Baltazar ; AN UNLITERAL CONSTRUCT- The Architecture Of Graham Greene's 'The Destructors' - A Sedimentary Lesson In Post-War Social Change, Johnny Rodgers ; "CITYFUL PASSING AWAY, OTHER CITYFUL COMING, PASSING AWAY TOO…" Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo, Angeliki Sioli ; WRITTEN CITIES- Utopian Fiction, Spatial Ordering, And Absurdity, Malcolm Miles ; THE ARCHITECTURE OF YI SANG'S NALGAE, Yoonchun Jung ; THE COLD WAR FINDS A COMMON HOME - The Intertwined Worlds of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers, Jonathan Charley ; LITERARY LANGUAGE AND ARCHITECTURAL MEANING- Mood in Alain Robbe-Grillet's House of Jealousy, Alberto Perez Gomez ; FALSE LANDSCAPE SYNDROME, The Poetry and Propaganda of Andrew Jordan, Owen Hatherley ; THE CITY IN THE BRAZILIAN NOVEL - Posthumous Memoirs And Other Writings, Csaba Deak ; MAGIC MIRRORS- Reconstructing Lost Interiors from Instructional and Constructional Writing, Ed Hollis ; VOLVER A NO SABER - Poetry, Architecture and the Beginnings of Open City, Kristen Kreider & James O'Leary ; WRITING ATMOSPHERES - Literary Methods to Investigate the Thresholds of Atmospheres, Klaske Havik ; THE LABORATORY OF LITERARY ARCHITECTURE - The Joy of Cardboard, Glue and Storytelling, A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Literature as Architecture, Matteo Pericoli and a dialogue between Jonathan Charley and Carola Hilfrich ; GLASGOW'S ITALIAN CENTRES- Narrative, Identity, Regeneration, Sarah Edwards ; `STOP LEANING AGAINST THE WALL - IT'S WET!' Writing on the Wall and Urban Space, Inga Bryden ; COMICS AND ARCHITECTURE- A Reading Guide, Koldo Lus Arana.

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Item Number: 148329
Title: Flagellant Confraternities and Italian Art, 1260-1610 : Ritual and Experience
Author: Chen, Andrew H
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9789462984684
Record created on 03/15/2018
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 10 coor, 70 b&w illus.

Summary: This book examines the art and ritual of flagellant confraternities in Italy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Meeting regularly to beat themselves with whips, members of these confraternities concentrated on the suffering of Christ in the most extreme and committed way, and the images around them provided visual prompts for the Passion and the model suffering body. This study presents new findings related to a variety of artworks including altarpieces, banners, wall paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and paintings for the condemned, many from outside the Florence-Rome-Venice triangle. (Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700)

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Item Number: 149523
Title: DAN COLEN : Mailorder Mother Purgatory
Author: Campbell, Andrianna
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944379247
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2018. 36cm., hardcove,r 76pp. illus.

Summary: This fully illustrated volume features the three bodies of work comprising Lévy Gorvy’s first exhibition with New York painter and sculptor Dan Colen (born 1979), Mailorder Mother Purgatory. It includes an essay by Andrianna Campbell placing Colen within historical painting traditions, and an interview with Colen and Jeff Koons.

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Item Number: 148592
Title: Life Inside the Cloister : Understanding Monastic Architecture—Tradition, Reformation, Adaptive Reuse
Author: Coomans, Thomas
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462701434
Record created on 04/05/2018
Description: Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 176pp. illus.

Summary: Christian monasteries and convents, built throughout Europe for the best part of 1,500 years, are now at a crossroads. This study attempts to understand the sacred architecture of monasteries as a process of the tangible and symbolic organisation of space and time for religious communities. Despite the weight of seemingly immutable monastic tradition, architecture has contributed to developing specific religious identities and played a fundamental part in the reformation of different forms of religious life according to the changing needs of society. The cloister is the focal point of this book because it is both architecture, a physically built reality, and a metaphor for the religious life that takes place within it. Life Inside the Cloister also addresses the afterlife and heritagisation of monastic architecture in secularised Western society.

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Item Number: 149573
Title: ROBERT DELAUNAY and the City of Lights
Author: Chicha-Castex, Celine (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783868288858
Record created on 09/26/2018
Description: Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 103 color, 29 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Kunsthaus Zürich. English text.

Summary: Robert Delaunay and The City of Lights recognizes Delaunay’s unwavering commitment to color in painting to convey form, depth, light and movement, while highlighting how the modern metropolis of Paris often provided the inspiration for his imagery and pictorial research. In addition to presenting works from of his most famous series of paintings, such as that of the Eiffel Tower, the book also includes portraits Delaunay made of his artistic milieu during the 1920s. Portraits of the poets Philippe Soupault, Tristan Tzara, and several fashionable socialites, wearing ensembles designed by the artist Sonia Terk-Delaunay, are shown. The newly commissioned texts allow the reader to experience the wide-ranging and prescient nature of Robert Delaunay’s work – exploring the significant themes of movement, technology, sport, and advertising that were to preoccupy him throughout his career.

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Item Number: 148055
Title: British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire, 1770-1940
Author: Dias, Rosie ; Kate Smith (eds)
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781501332159
Record created on 02/07/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 270pp. illus.

Contents: 1: The Travelling Eye: British Women in Early 19th-Century India, David Arnold. 2: Paper trails of Imperial Trav(a)ils: Janet Schaw's Journal of a journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal, 1774-1776, Viccy Coltman. 3: Sketches from the Gendered Frontier: Colonial Women's Images of Encounters with Aboriginal People in Australia, 1830s-1860s, Caroline Jordan. 4: "Of manly enterprise, and female taste!": Mina Malcolm's Cottage as Imperial Exhibition, c. 1790s-1970s, Ellen Filor. 5: A Lily of the Murray: Cultivating the Colonial Landscape through Album Assemblage, Molly Duggins. 6: Collecting the "East": Women Travellers New on the New "Grand Tour", Amy Miller. 7: Agents of Affect: Queen Victoria's Indian Gifts, Rosie Dias. 8: 'Prime Minister in the Home Department': Female Gendered Identity in 19th-Century Upper Canada, Rosie Spooner. 9: Reconstructing the Lives of Professional Women in 1930s Zanzibar through Image, Object and Text, Sarah Longair. (Material Culture of Art and Design)

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Item Number: 149577
Title: Catalogue raisonne des livres d’Heures conservés au Quebec
Author: Dunn-Lardeau, Brenda (ed)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9782760549784
Record created on 09/27/2018
Description: Quebec: Presse de l'Université du Québec, 2018. 28 X 24cm., hardcover, 468pp. prof. illus. Published on occasion of the exhibition held at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.

Summary: Le Québec possède un trésor méconnu : un ensemble de 24 livres d'Heures augmentés de 50 pièces connexes (feuillets de livres démembrés, enluminures découpées, etc.) et répartis dans les fonds anciens de divers musées, bibliothèques et archives de la province. Les livres d'Heures, ces ouvrages de dévotion privée nés au XIIIe siècle, ont été en Europe les plus populaires des livres de piété destinés aux laïcs. Véritables best-sellers jusqu'au XVIe siècle, ces œuvres ont traversé la res christiana en se moulant aux variantes régionales de cultes, de langues et de styles artistiques. Les plus anciennes nous sont parvenues au temps de la Nouvelle-France. À partir du XIXe siècle, le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance ont fortement intéressé des connaisseurs éclairés qui ont créé des collections substantielles d'ouvrages de ces périodes au Québec. Les années 1920 ont même vu un début de projet de musée du livre à l'Université McGill qui a influencé la politique d'achat des livres anciens de la bibliothèque de cette université. Ce catalogue raisonné dévoile ce précieux patrimoine européen, couvrant la période allant de 1225 à 1583 et conservé en Amérique du Nord. Les livres d'Heures, presque tous manuscrits, sont remarquables par leur diversité textuelle et iconographique. Une attention particulière est portée à leur histoire complexe et à l'identification des artistes responsables des enluminures, car ces miniatures élèvent les livres d'Heures au rang d'œuvres d'art uniques et de grande qualité.

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Item Number: 149581
Title: The Invention of the Emblem Book and the Transmission of Knowledge, ca. 1510-1610
Author: Enenkel, Karl A.E
Price: $229.00
ISBN: 9789004355255
Record created on 10/01/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: This study draws a new picture of the invention of the emblem book, and discusses the textual and pictorial means that were developed in order to transmit knowledge. It gives a new and fresh analysis of Alciato’s Emblematum liber, focusing on his emblem poetics and on the way in which he was actually construing emblems. It demonstrates that the “father of emblematics” had in fact vernacular forerunners, most importantly Johann von Schwarzenberg who composed two illustrated emblem books between 1510 and 1520. The book sheds light on the early development of the Latin emblem book (1531-1610), with special emphasis on the invention of the emblematic commentary, by Stockhamer and Junius, on natural history, and on advanced means of transmitting emblematic knowledge, from Junius to Vaenius. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 292/33)

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Item Number: 148850
Title: HASSAN FATHY : Earth & Utopia
Author: Bertini, Viola ; Salma Samar Damluji
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781786272614
Record created on 05/02/2018
Description: with Original Texts by Hassan Fathy. London: Laurence King, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 368pp. illus.

Summary: Hassan Fathy is Egypt's best-known 20th-century architect. He was also a man of contradictions. He came from a wealthy background and had a western-style training. Yet he embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques, and materials and throughout his career promoted their use as part of a campaign to improve the conditions of Egypt's rural poor. Earth & Utopia chronicles this lifelong commitment through personal interviews conducted by the author, photographs, and drawings from the Hassan Fathy archives, and Fathy's own writings on the subject, many of which are published for the first time. This beautiful, fascinating, and scholarly book will be essential reading for students, academics, and general readers interested in Fathy, and the development of Arab and vernacular architecture, earth construction, architecture for the poor, and sustainability.

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Item Number: 148231
Title: JOHN GIBSON und Antonio Canova : Rezeption, Transfer, Inszenierung
Author: Frasca-Rath, Anna
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9783205202967
Record created on 03/01/2018
Description: Wien: Böhlau, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 450pp., 349 illus., several in color.

Summary: Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Zahlreiche Bildhauerateliers bevölkerten die Innenstadt zwischen der Piazza del Popolo und der Piazza di Spagna. Neben den gefeiertsten Protagonisten Antonio Canova und Bertel Thorvaldsen nahm der Brite John Gibson dort über mehrere Jahrzehnte eine Führungsrolle ein. Das Buch widmet sich Gibsons Schlüsselfunktion in der römischen Künstlergemeinde und im künstlerischen Transfer zwischen Rom und London, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner hochreflektierten Inszenierungsstrategie als „letztem Canova Schüler“. Gibson war nicht nur der Mitbegründer der British Academy of Arts in Rome, gefeiertes Mitglied von elf internationalen Akademien sowie ein umtriebiger und hervorragend vernetzter Bildhauer, er war auch Juror der Great Exhibition von 1851 und belieferte sowohl den internationalen Hochadel als auch das aufstrebende Bürgertum. Er prägte durch den Export seiner Werke nach Großbritannien die dortige Skulptur über fast ein halbes Jahrhundert. (Hermathena : Wiener Studien zur Kunstgeschichte, 1)

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Item Number: 148546
Title: Out of Easy Reach
Author: Glenn, Allison M
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780985096069
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: Chicago: DePaul Art Museum, 2018. 24cm., 120pp., 35 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Countering conventional accounts of art history, which have often overlooked the artistic contributions of women of color, the exhibition “Out of Easy Reach” presents the work of twenty-four US-based, female-identifying artists from the black and Latina diasporas. The exhibition proposes myriad ways that artists are employing abstraction as a tool to explore histories both personal and universal, with focuses on mapping, migration, archives, landscape, vernacular culture, language, and the body. This catalog—which accompanies an exhibition opening in April 2018 at the DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Stony Island Arts Bank—includes full-color plates of the works on view; commissioned essays by exhibition curator Allison Glenn, and Cameron Shaw, executive director and founding editor of Pelican Bomb; and short-form contributions about each artist featured in the exhibition written by invited scholars, curators, writers, and artists.

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Item Number: 149122
Title: MARCIA HAFIF : A Place Apart
Author: McGrew, Rebecca ; Nidhi Gandhi (eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780997930610
Record created on 06/14/2018
Description: Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 152pp., 66 coor illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Influential Los Angeles– and New York–based artist Marcia Hafif (born 1929) is renowned as a painter of canvases that suggest both minimalism and process art. Highlighting the more personal and intimate side of her drawing practice, this book is the first to examine her paintings within a context of many previously unseen sketches, architectural models, photographs and texts that investigate lived spaces, drawing forms and site-specificity. By presenting Hafif's lesser-known oeuvre alongside her painting, this book demonstrates the range of innovative experiments in art-making that Hafif has explored for over five decades. Marcia Hafif: A Place Apart includes rarely seen drawings and photographs as well as text excerpts from Hafif's forthcoming novel.

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Item Number: 148914
Title: The Art of Transformation : Grotesques in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Author: Hansen, Maria Fabricius
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9788871408644
Record created on 05/15/2018
Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 476pp., 400 color illus.

Summary: 'Grotesque’ is commonly used to describe the surprising, monstrous, or bizarre, across historical periods and in all forms of cultural expression. This book uses ‘grotesque’ in its specific art-historical sense, which designates ornamental frescoes typical of the thriving Italian city-states of the sixteenth century. As site-specific art, grotesques were remarkably popular in the palaces and villas of the elite within this rather brief period in the history of art, from the late fifteenth century to around 1600. Originally, ‘grotesques’ (grottesche) referred to the frescoes that decorated the socalled grottoes of ancient Roman ruins. Sixteenth-century grotesques, however, differ from their ancient predecessors due to the strategies of change and ambivalence that inform them. Interpreting sixteenth-century grotesques as an art of transformation, this book also considers other art forms, such as gardens, artificial grottoes, and decorative art, which were likewise conditioned by this contemporary preoccupation with metamorphosis in style and content. This extensively illustrated book analyzes grotesques thematically, focusing on the concept of the artist and notions of artistic creation as well as relationships to traditions of Antiquity and the medieval period, art and nature, and movement and space. It offers an overview of important tendencies in sixteenth-century visual culture that have been neglected in art histories of canonical great masters and autonomous easel painting, as known from museums. The Art of Transformation brings the grotesques of sixteenth-century Italy to the fore as a field in visual culture with the potential to transform conventional views concerning art of this period. Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Brief Surveys - The Place of Grotesques in Art History - Sixteenth-Century Grotesques - Grotesques outside Italy - Imagination, Artistic License, and Monstrosity. 3. In the Grottoes - When You're Strange: "Artists More Peculiar than the Grotesques" - Female Monstrosities - Figures of Time: Grotesques, Ruins, and the Attraction of Obscurities - Humor and Horror - Imagery of the Underworld. 4. Traditions and Transformations - Antiquity Revisited - Intermezzo: All'antica? - Medieval Continuities - Traditions Transformed - Grotesque Grotesques - Transfigured Meanings: Enigmas, Hieroglyphs, and Metaphorical Thinking. 5. Nature and Art - Nature as Imagemaker - Reflections of Nature - Reflections on Art - Decorative Art, Garden, Grottoes, Architecture - Art Collections and Other Alchemical Practices. 6. Defining Art - Style and the Linearity of Ornamentation - Signatures and Self-Portraiture - ARTIS CAMBII: The Art of Change. 7. Moving Images - Contrapposto and the Rhetorics of Figuration - Passages of Art - Movement and Space - Worldviews, Witches, Sexuality. 8. Conclusion - Questions of Perception. (Analecta Romana Instituti Danici, Supplementum, 49)

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Item Number: 148804
Title: Picturing the Beautiful Game : A History of Soccer in Visual Culture and Art
Author: Haxall, Daniel (ed)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501334566
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 277pp., 52 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. From the Oval to the Crystal Palace - the FA Cup final and its depiction in the Victorian illustrated press, Alexander Leese. 2. "Hours and hours of mundane moments and then you get this" - Motion and Punctuality in the Soccer GIF, Luke Healey. 3. Making a Spectacle of Ourselves - Imaging the Supporter at Football and the Fine Arts, Mike O'Mahony. 4. The Boss in Bronze - Three Statues of Brian Clough, Christopher Stride, Ffion Thomas, and Nick Catley. 5. The Footballer as the Figure of the New Man in Italian and Russian Avant-Garde, 1910s-1930s, Przemyslaw Strozek. 6. From Free Agency to Captivity - Football and Spectacle in Contemporary Art, Chris McAuliffe. 7. Feminist Art and Women's Soccer, Jennifer Doyle. 8. Gender, Pleasure, and the Look - Female Fans and Men's Soccer, Carrie Dunn. 9. The Politics of Soccer in Contemporary Ghanaian Art, Daniel Haxall. 10. Adventures of the Triolectic - Art, Politics and Three-Sided Football, Christopher Collier. 11. Over 100,000 Posters - the Unprecedented Commercialism of the 1966 World Cup in England, Jean Williams. 12. Imagining Realty - Critical Responses to the Commercialization of the Beautiful Game, Ray Physick.

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Item Number: 148275
Title: The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age
Author: Helmers, Helmer J. ; Geert H. Janssen (eds)
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781107172265
Record created on 03/08/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 450pp. illus.

Contents: Introduction: Understanding the Dutch Golden Age, Helmer J. Helmers and Geert H. Janssen. 1. Urbanization, Maarten Prak. 2. Water and Land, J. L. Price. 3. Migration, Geert H. Janssen. 4. The Armed Forces, Pepijn Brandon. 5. The Cult and Memory of War and Violence, Judith Pollmann. 6. The Body Politic, David Onnekink. 7. Popular Participation and Public Debate, Helmer J. Helmers. 8. A Market Economy, Danielle van den Heuvel. 9. Global Trade, Michiel van Groesen. 10. Reformed Protestantism, Charles H. Parker. 11. Religious Tolerance, Christine Kooi. 12. Spiritual Culture, Angela Vanhaelen. 13. The Markets for Art, Books and Luxury Goods, Claartje Rasterhoff. 14. Genre Painting, Wayne Franits. 15. The World of Literature, Theo Hermans. 16. Dutch Classicism in Europe, Stijn Bussels. 17. Education, Dirk van Miert. 18. Science and Technology, Harold J. Cook. 19. Radical Thought, Jonathan Israel. Epilogue: The Legacy of the Dutch Golden Age, Helmer J. Helmers and Geert H. Janssen.

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Item Number: 148276
Title: The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age
Author: Helmers, Helmer J. ; Geert H. Janssen (eds)
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 9781316623534
Record created on 03/08/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., illus.

Contents: Introduction: Understanding the Dutch Golden Age, Helmer J. Helmers and Geert H. Janssen. 1. Urbanization, Maarten Prak. 2. Water and Land, J. L. Price. 3. Migration, Geert H. Janssen. 4. The Armed Forces, Pepijn Brandon. 5. The Cult and Memory of War and Violence, Judith Pollmann. 6. The Body Politic, David Onnekink. 7. Popular Participation and Public Debate, Helmer J. Helmers. 8. A Market Economy, Danielle van den Heuvel. 9. Global Trade, Michiel van Groesen. 10. Reformed Protestantism, Charles H. Parker. 11. Religious Tolerance, Christine Kooi. 12. Spiritual Culture, Angela Vanhaelen. 13. The Markets for Art, Books and Luxury Goods, Claartje Rasterhoff. 14. Genre Painting, Wayne Franits. 15. The World of Literature, Theo Hermans. 16. Dutch Classicism in Europe, Stijn Bussels. 17. Education, Dirk van Miert. 18. Science and Technology, Harold J. Cook. 19. Radical Thought, Jonathan Israel. Epilogue: The Legacy of the Dutch Golden Age, Helmer J. Helmers and Geert H. Janssen.

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Item Number: 148237
Title: The Gardens of Bunny Mellon
Author: Holden, Linda Jane ; Roger Foley (phtoos)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780865653511
Record created on 03/02/2018
Description: New York: Vendome Press, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 272pp., 300 color photos.

Summary: Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design. She and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. All of these gardens are featured in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. Author Linda Holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014.

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Item Number: 148380
Title: Great English Interiors
Author: Moore, Derry ; David Mlinaric
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791381985
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp., 180 color illus.

Summary: Famed photographer Derry Moore and renowned interior designer David Mlinaric offer a panoramic tour inside some of Britain’s finest manor houses, halls, castles, and public buildings. Bridging five centuries, this lavishly illustrated book looks at houses such as Haddon Hall, Chastleton, and Knole, each with superb examples of Tudor and Stuart interiors. Including Houghton Hall from the 18th century and Waddesdon Manor from the 19th century, the book continues into the 20th century to feature the homes of such influential figures as Nancy Lancaster, Pauline de Rothschild, and David Hicks, guiding readers through the finest examples of English interior design. The work of British masters including Inigo Jones, William Kent, and Robert Adam is beautifully portrayed in striking photographs while complementary essays enlighten readers on the events and personalities that lend each site cultural significance. Anglophiles, armchair tourists, and lovers of grand interiors will enjoy these gorgeous photographs while discovering more about the designers, architects, and trends that have made British style so alluring and enduring over the centuries.

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Item Number: 146894
Title: Siena and the Angevins, 1300-1350 : Art, Diplomacy, and Dynastic Ambition
Author: Norman, Diana
Price: $165.00
ISBN: 9782503574363
Record created on 10/03/2017
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 50 color, 55 b&w illus.

Summary: Based on extensive new research, this book explores the distinctive political and diplomatic relationship between the late medieval city of Siena and the Angevin royal family of Naples and the ways in which this relationship impacted upon the production and dissemination of Sienese art during the first half of the fourteenth century. Between 1289 and 1327 Siena witnessed a series of lavish ceremonial events marking the visits to the city of successive Angevin kings and princes, members of the French dynasty that ruled the whole of southern Italy. The reason for these magnificent civic rituals was Siena’s status as a Guelph city state closely allied both to the papacy and to the kingdom of Naples. Based on extensive new research, including unpublished archival material, Diana Norman explores in detail the nature and extent of this distinctive political and diplomatic relationship and the ways in which it impacted upon the production and dissemination of Sienese art during the first half of the fourteenth century. In so doing, she demonstrates that this relationship not only informed the conception and resolution of a number of major pictorial schemes for key civic sites in Siena itself, but that it also familiarised the Angevin royal family with the quality of contemporary Sienese art. This, in turn, led to the employment of Sienese artists by the Angevins and to the production of significant images that commemorated various members of the dynasty. In this beautifully illustrated book, works of art executed by well-known fourteenth-century artists - including Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, and Tino di Camaino - are examined in a new light, together with other finely crafted objects produced by lesser known artists, all whom contributed to this hitherto over-looked example of late medieval cultural exchange. (Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages)

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Item Number: 80978
Title: PATINIR: Essays and Critical Catalogue
Author: Vergara, Alejandro (ed)
Price: $350.00
ISBN: 9788484801207
Record created on 09/05/2015
Out of print, final copy available
Description: Madrid: Museo del Prado, 2007. 28cm., pbk., 400pp. prof. illus., numerous color plates. Exhibition catalogue. English text.
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Item Number: 148720
Title: Past Time: Geology in European and American Art
Author: Phagan, Patricia (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781911282365
Record created on 04/19/2018
Description: London: Giles, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 144pp. prof. illus. Exhibition to be held at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

Summary: This is a beautifully illustrated, interdisciplinary volume which explores how European and American artists of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries revealed a compelling interest in dramatic geologic phenomena—caves and natural arches, boulders and rock formations, mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, and cliffs. From a topographical, often strata-focused means to a later mode that evoked nature’s great transformational powers over time, European and American artists pursued their cross-cultural travels in seeking geological wonders. The authors address the importance and history of geology, the most popular science of the 1800s. Past Time features a combination of outstanding drawings, watercolours, and brilliant oil sketches and studies, with works by Asher B Durand, Frederic Church, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, J. M. W. Turner, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Thomas Rowlandson, amongst many others. This volume is a great addition to the currently available publications on the relationship between the growth of natural science and the interest amongst artists in capturing and presenting scientific phenomena and an ever-changing earth.

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Item Number: 148796
Title: Halifax Harbour 1918 / Le Port d'Halifax 1918: Harold Gillman (1876-1919) and Arthur Lismer (1885-1969)
Author: Ponka, Anabelle Kienle ; Sarah Fillmore
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781773100876
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 144pp. illus. Exhibition held at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Summary: A year after the city was devastated by the Halifax Explosion Harold Gilman (British, 1876–1919) and Arthur Lismer (Canadian, 1885–1969) were working in Halifax as war artists. Both commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to record the war activity on the home front, the two men struck up a friendship and worked side-by-side on occasion. With the effects of the explosion still clearly visible, Gilman and Lismer turned their attention to the bustling harbour. Gilman seemed to wipe clean the desolation, ignoring the site of a human-made catastrophe in favour of a glowing landscape. In contrast, Lismer, a founding member of the Group of Seven, recorded the port's activity up close, producing a series of drawings and paintings of camouflaged battleships embedded in the Maritime landscape. With more than 30 reproductions and essays by Anabelle Kienle Ponka, associate curator, European and American Art at the National Gallery of Canada; Lily Foster, Gilman scholar, and Sarah Fillmore, chief curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Harbour 1918 traces the artists' meticulous approach to their mission, the challenges of working during the aftermath of the tragedy and their role during a critical moment in the history of Canadian landscape painting.

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Item Number: 148694
Title: HARVEY QUAYTMAN : Against the Static
Author: DiQuinzio, Apsara (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780520294431
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 192pp., 101 color illus. Exhibition held at Berkeley Museum of Art Pacific Film Archive.

Summary: Harvey Quaytman’s paintings are distinct for their inventive, whimsical exploration of shape, meticulous attention to surface texture, and experimental application of color. While his works display a rigorous commitment to formalism, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, decorativeness, and humor—expressed, too, in his playful poetic titles, such as ‘A Street Called Straight’ and ‘Kufikind.’ Demonstrating the arc of Quaytman’s oeuvre, from his radically curvilinear canvases of the late 1960s and 1970s, to his exploration of serialized geometric abstraction in the 1980s, and finally to his serene cruciform canvases of the 1990s, this retrospective exhibition and accompanying illustrated catalogue is a timely re-consideration of Quaytman’s influential work, placing him and his work more prominently in the trajectory of American modern art.

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Item Number: 149535
Title: Herrscherbild im Widerstreit : Die Place Louis XV in Paris: ein Königsplatz im Zeitalter der Aufklärung
Author: Rickert, Yvonne
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9783487155388
Record created on 09/14/2018
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Description: Hildesheim: Olms, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 428pp., 106 illus. German text (short English summary).

Summary: In 1763, in the Place Louis XV (now Place de la Concorde) in Paris, a colossal equestrian statue of the king was unveiled. The ensemble was the work of the architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel and the sculptor Edme Bouchardon. This study examines the development, artistic originality and political statements of both the square and the statue. The author is particularly concerned with the different views that emerged about how the king should present himself in the square. Different social groups tried to influence the design of the proposed royal image: the ideal established since the time of Louis XIV of a triumphant sovereign was set against the image of a ruler seeking peace. Finally Louis XV succeeded in having himself immortalised as a peaceful ruler. Written and visual sources, many of them previously unknown, are examined to establish how public interest at home and abroad judged the portrayal of the monarch presented in the square. These areas of study are linked by the question of the complex relationship between the sovereignty of the king and public opinion in the age of the Enlightenment. (Studien zur Kunstgeschichte, 209)

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Item Number: 149292
Title: SARGENT on Location: Gardner’s First Artist-in-Residence
Author: Nielsen, Christina (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781911300533
Record created on 07/11/2018
Description: London: Holberton, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 64pp., 35 illus. Exhibition held at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

Summary: In the winter of 1903, shortly after the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum first opened to the public, John Singer Sargent used the Gothic Room of the museum as a studio. Among the portraits he painted was one of Isabella’s dear friends, Gretchen Osgood Warren. This finely illustrated gem of a publication explores these three remarkable friends: Isabella Stewart Gardner, the museum’s founder and patroness of the arts, John Singer Sargent, premier portrait painter and the museum’s first artist-in-residence, and Gretchen Osgood Warren, a highly accomplished Gilded Age woman. The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella’s own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella’s inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative art, photographs, and correspondence to provide a snapshot in time of the first few years of the museum, in which the collection and its carefully curated spaces inspired new works of art...

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Item Number: 148719
Title: AUGUSTA SAVAGE : Renaissance Woman
Author: Hayes, Jeffreen M. (et al)
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9781911282228
Record created on 04/19/2018
Description: London: Giles, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 156pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Cummer Museum, Jacksonville.

Summary: A visual exploration of the lasting legacy of sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962), African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. This is a timely, visual, exploration of the fascinating life and lasting legacy of sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962), who overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America's most influential twentieth-century artists. Her story is one of community-building, activism, and art education. Born just outside Jacksonville, Florida, Savage left the South to pursue new opportunities and opened a studio in Harlem, New York City, offering free art classes. She co-founded the Harlem Artists’ Guild in 1935 and became the first director of the federally-supported Harlem Community Art Center. Through her leadership there, Savage played an instrumental role in the development of many artists: William Artis, Gwendolyn Knight, Gwendolyn Bennett, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Blackburn, Romare Bearden, among many others. This ground-breaking volume features fifty works by Savage, and those she mentored or influenced, as well as correspondence and period photographs.

Contents: Introduction by Dr. Howard Dodson ; Labor, Love, Legacy: Augusta Savage's Art by Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes ; Augusta Savage: A Gallery of Their Own by Dr. Bridget R. Cooks ; Monumentality: Edmonia Lewis, Meta Fuller, Augusta Savage and the Re-Envisioning of Public Space by Dr . Kirsten Pai Buick.

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Item Number: 149498
Title: ANDREA SCHIAVONE : pittura, incisione, disegno nella Venezia del Cinquecento
Author: Callegari, Chiara ; Vincenzo Mancini (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788895598895
Record created on 09/07/2018
Description: Venezia: Lineadacqua, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 299pp., 16pp. color plates, numerous b&w illus. Papers presented at a conference held 31 March - 2 April 2016, Fondazione Cini, Venice.

Contents: "Istorie sì bene intese e sì bene composte". Riflessioni intorno alle "invenzioni" di Schiavone, Chiara Callegari ; Quetioni di metodo nelle acqueforti di Schiavone, Francesca Di Gioia ; I disegni nascosti di Schiavone. Novità sull'underdrawing, Paola Artoni ; Andrea Schiavone e Zara. Contesto storico e artistico, Nina Kudis ; "Un art digne d'infamie". Paolo Pino et le déshonneur d'Andrea Schiavone, Pascale Dubus ; Schiavone pittore e incisore. Topoi consolidati e fortuna critica tra Sei e Settecento, Angelo Maria Monaco ; Per una ricostruzione dell'identità di Andrea Meldolla nella storia dell'arte, Ivana Prijatelj Pavicicicic ; "Un goust de couleur si exquis". Pour une fortune française de Schiavone, Benjamin Couilleaux ; Andrea Schiavone nelle carte di Giovan Battista Cavalcaselle, Susy Marcon ; Schiavone nelle carte pietroburghesi di Cavalcaselle, Fabio Franz ; Su alcuni modelli di Andrea Schiavone, Lorenzo Finocchi Ghersi ; Il paradigma della sala IX, Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo ; Schiavone e Parmigianino, David Ekserdjian ; Andrea Schiavone. Problemi di catalogo, Vincenzo Mancini ; Andrea Schiavone. Gli affreschi di palazzo Zeno e le pitture per gli organi musicali, Ettore Merkel ; Andrea Schiavone pioniere delle 'scene notturne'. Due quadri dall'Ermitage, Irina Artemieva ; Le diverse maschere di Andrea Schiavone, Sergio Marinelli ; Stato della virtù e virtù dello Stato. Schiavone nella Libreria Marciana, Fabrizio Biferali ; Typical Venetian? Andrea Schiavone's Christ and the Adulteress on the touch-stone, Sabine Engel ; Il forestiero innovatore. Schiavone davanti al Cristo passo, Catherine Puglisi ; Bibliografia, a cura di Loredana Pavanello.

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Item Number: 146559
Title: Fratelli TOSO Murano: 1902-1980
Author: Heiremans, Marc ; Caterina Toso
Price: $170.00
ISBN: 9783897905061
Record created on 08/20/2017
Description: Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Verlag, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 368pp., ca. 240 color illus., 1500 drawings.

Summary: A creative exchange with artists such as the painter Guido Cadorin or the ceramicist and sculptor Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche brought the second generation Toso Brothers to the forefront of Murano glass manufactories at the beginning of the twentieth century. After the Second World War Ermanno Toso and Pollio Perelda were among the most famous designers and continued the production of lavish series in glass, complemented from the 1950s onwards with high-quality one-offs executed mainly in the celebrated millefiori technique. This decoration consists of a multitude of tiny coloured discs, known as murrini, which are produced by melting, cooling and cutting bundled canes of glass to form a cross-section pattern.

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Item Number: 148753
Title: Between Worlds: The Art of BILL TRAYLOR
Author: Umberger, Leslie
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780691182674
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 368pp., 241 color, 56 b&w illus.

Summary: Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) came to art-making on his own and found his creative voice without guidance; today he is remembered as a renowned American artist. Traylor as born into slavery on an Alabama plantation, and his experiences spanned multiple worlds—black and white, rural and urban, old and new—as well as the crucibles that indelibly shaped America—the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Great Migration. Between Worlds presents an unparalleled look at the work of this enigmatic and dazzling artist, who blended common imagery with arcane symbolism, narration with abstraction, and personal vision with the beliefs and folkways of his time. Traylor was about twelve when the Civil War ended. After six more decades of farm labor, he moved, aging and alone, into segregated Montgomery. In the last years of his life, he drew and painted works depicting plantation memories and the rising world of African American culture. Upon his death he left behind over a thousand pieces of art. Between Worlds convenes 205 of his most powerful creations, including a number that have been previously unpublished. This beautiful and carefully researched book assesses Traylor’s biography and stylistic development, and for the first time interprets his scenes as ongoing narratives, conveying enduring, interrelated themes. Between Worlds reveals one man’s visual record of African American life as a window into the overarching story of his nation.

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Item Number: 149513
Title: ANNE TRUITT : Paintings
Author: Schreyach, Michael
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944929107
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 76pp., 36 color illus.

Summary: This is the first book on the paintings of Anne Truitt (1921–2004). Best known for her sculptures—wood columns painted in multiple layers of vibrant acrylic—Truitt also spent more than two decades producing innovative large-format paintings on canvas. Featured here are 16 abstract works made between 1972 and 1993, all generously illustrated, including numerous full-page detail photographs. In an essay Michael Schreyach provides an incisive formal analysis of the works’ compositional elements, particularly the tension between two and three dimensionality that characterizes not only Truitt's paintings but also her sculptures. It was through these pictorial and material qualities that she manifested the metaphysical meaning of her art—or, as she described it, "the sharp delight of watching what has been inside one’s own most intimate self materialize into visibility".

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Item Number: 148820
Title: The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy
Author: Van der Graaff, Ivo
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9481472477163
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 281pp., 16 color, 70 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Prolegomena to the City Walls of Pompeii - The city walls and the urbanization of Pompeii - Excavating the fortifications. 2. Defense and the Genesis of the Community - The fortifications and the city - The Orthostat wall - The Altstadt as nucleus to Pompeii - Walls, gods, politics and the early community. 3. A New Enceinte for a New City - Reconstructing the Samnite Circuit - Achieving an ornamental effect - Gates and towers in the first - Samnite circuit - Upgrading the defenses - Emphasizing the transition through the fortifications - Reaching new heights: opus incertum and the next phase of construction - New elements to old gates - The towers. 4. Establishing an Image for Samnite Pompeii - Calibrating the image of the expanding city - Building materials and the image of Pompeii - Samnite Pompeii defines its image - Fortifications and the urban network - The image of the high Samnite city - Patronage and display at the walls - Naming the fortifications. 5. The Fortifications and the Roman Colony - The walls of the colony - Reconstructing the walls - The development of the gates - Change and continuity in the towers - The changing role of the fortifications. 6. The Fortifications and Roman Pompeii - Adjusting the civic image - The significance of an entertainment district: the fortifications, the amphitheater, and the palaestra - Claiming public land - Fortifications and the tomb: dialogues in social order - City walls in the domestic sphere: reflections of urban and social ideals. 7. The Fortifications of Pompeii in their Broader Context - Military tactics influences and design - The closest parallel to the Pompeian circuit - Masonry, fortifications, and the definition of a city - Polychrome masonry and city walls - Towers and the ornamentation of the city - Patronage and the concept of the city. 8 Fortifications and Religion - The development of Venus Pompeiana - Religion, fortifications, and identity outside of Pompeii - Patronage, religion and power at the gates.

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Item Number: 149528
Title: Marbled Paper : Its History, Techniques, and Patterns : with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world
Author: Wolfe, Richard J
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781584563600
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 245pp., 350 color, 80 b&w illus. Second edition, with corrections (1st edition 1990)

Summary: Richard J. Wolfe (1928-2017) was a rare book librarian, practicing marbler, and collector of marbled papers and books about marbling. This book is the result of more than twenty-five years of research and practical experience. Wolfe personally tracked down and sorted out historical records of marbling from their original sources, and he drew on his own extensive experience as a practitioner to write eloquently on technical and stylistic questions. The resulting study meticulously reconstructs the rise and fall of the craft and recounts its history, techniques, and patterns in such a way as to put all aspects of this fascinating craft in proper perspective. When first published, Marbled Paper was immediately recognized as the most comprehensive study of marbling to that point, and its status as the standard history of the subject has not been diminished by more recent works.

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Item Number: 148349
Title: The Time is Now!: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980
Author: Zorach, Rebecca (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780935573589
Record created on 03/15/2018
Description: Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 215pp., 80 color plates. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: During the 1960s and 70s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on its South Side. Defined by the city’s social, political, and geographic divides and by the energies of its multiple overlapping art scenes, this vibrant moment of creative expression produced a cultural legacy whose impact continues to unfold nationally and internationally. The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980, published in tandem with an exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art, examines this cultural moment—brimming with change and conflict—and the figures who defined it. Focusing primarily on African American artists in and out of the Black Arts Movement, The Time is Now! re-examines watershed cultural moments: from the Wall of Respect to Black Creativity, from the Civil Rights Movement to AfriCOBRA, from vivid protest posters to visionary Afrofuturist art, and from the Hairy Who to the radical sounds of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Employing new scholarship that reassesses and recalibrates traditional narratives of postwar Chicago art, the exhibit resonates with current national dialogues around race, gender, protest, and belonging. The book contains a series of long and short essays, interviews, and other contextual material, along with full-color images of all works included in the exhibition and extensive reproductions of ephemera and historical photographs.

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