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Item Number: 149606
Title: ANDO : Complete Works 1975-Today
Author: Jodidio, Philip
Record created on 10/10/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 740pp. illus. Updated edition.
Summary: This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his very beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This thoroughly updated 2018 edition spans the breadth of his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Each project is profiled through photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando’s unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms. Featuring designs from award-winning private homes, churches, museums, and apartment complexes to cultural spaces throughout Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Spain, and the USA, this XXL-sized tribute is the definitive overview of this Modernist master.
Item Number: 149394
Title: DANIEL ARSHAM
Author: Obrist, Hans Ulrich (et al)
Record created on 08/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 30c., hardcover, 256pp. illus.
Summary: Daniel Arsham mines lusted-after consumer goods and iconic imagery to create his conceptual objects and sculptures. The artist then casts and refinishes his work to imitate the effects of erosion and subsidence, creating monuments to our present obsessions, as if the objects were rescued from Pompeii. That same impulse toward excavation animates many of his installations,which range from layered broken walls to geodefilled caverns to melting portals. From room-collapsing environmental installations for today’s leading brands and museums to elaborate set design for classical dance, Arsham twists elements of architecture to create immersive aesthetic experiences that appeal to the divided attentions of a contemporary audience. Presented as an induction manual to Arsham’s covetable world, the book will provide a complete overview of his practice. Virgil Abloh discusses Arsham’s contribution to a post-media artistic landscape, a thread developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in a conversation with the artist that traces art-historical precedents. Steven Matijcio will discuss the artist’s projects and collaborations, which range from sets for Merce Cunningham’s dance company to clothes and sneakers with streetwear icons Ronnie Fieg and Adidas to projects with James Franco and Pharrell Williams and films with Mahershala Ali.
Item Number: 148960
Title: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
Record created on 05/21/2018
Description: London-New York: Phaidon, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 560pp. illus.
Summary: This is the only book to thoroughly document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions. Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life. From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.
Item Number: 148665
Title: Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
Author: Barr, Rebecca Anne (et al)
Record created on 04/12/2018
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 344pp., 12 color 24 b&w illus.
Contents: 1. The belly and the viscera of the 'capital city' - Gilles Thomas. 2. The intestinal labours of Paris DS Sabine Barles and André Guillerme. 3. Digesting in the Long Eighteenth Century - Ian Miller. 4. The Soul in the Entrails: the experience of the sick in the eighteenth century - Micheline Louis-Courvoisier. 5.Sawney's Seat: The Social Imaginary of the London Bog-house c.1660-c.1800 - Mark Jenner. 6. Eighteenth-century paper: the readers' digest - Amélie Junqua. 7. 'Words have no smell': faecal references in eighteenth-century society theatre - Jennifer Ruimi. 8. The Legibility of the Bowels: Lichtenberg's Excremental Vision of Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress - Anthony Mahler. 9. Parodies of pompous knowledge: treatises on farting - Guilhem Armand. 10. Potbelly, paunch, and innards: variations on the abdomen in Marivaux's Homčre travesti and Télémaque travesti - Clémence Aznavour. 11. Desire, disgust and Indigestion in John Cleland's Memoirs of a Coxcomb - Rebecca Anne Barr. 12. Hogarth's line of bellies - Frédéric Ogée. 13. Iconography of the belly: eighteenth-century satirical prints - Barbara Stentz. 14. Visceral visions: art, pedagogy, and politics in revolutionary France - Dorothy Johnson. 15. Hanging on in there: Bellyache and the Saints of the Bowels - Jacques Gélis.
(Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies)
Item Number: 148743
Title: Late Gothic Architecture : Its Evolution, Extinction, and Reception
Author: Bork, Robert
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 552pp., 32 color, 337 b&w illus.
Summary: In this book, Robert Bork offers a sweeping reassessment of late Gothic architecture and its fate in the Renaissance. In a chronologically organized narrative covering the whole of western and central Europe, he demonstrates that the Gothic design tradition remained inherently vital throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, creating spectacular monuments in a wide variety of national and regional styles. Bork argues that the displacement of this Gothic tradition from its long-standing position of artistic leadership in the years around 1500 reflected the impact of three main external forces: the rise of a rival architectural culture that championed the use of classical forms with a new theoretical sophistication; the appropriation of that architectural language by patrons who wished to associate themselves with papal and imperial Rome; and the chaos of the Reformation, which disrupted the circumstances of church construction on which the Gothic tradition had formerly depended. Bork further argues that art historians have much to gain from considering the character and fate of late Gothic architecture, not only because the monuments in question are intrinsically fascinating, but also because examination of the way their story has been told-and left untold, in many accounts of the Northern Renaissance-can reveal a great deal about schemes of categorization and prioritization that continue to shape the discipline even in the twenty-first century.
Contents: Introduction: The Anti-Gothic Turn. Chapter 1: Getting the Point-Antiquity to 1300. Chapter 2: From Gothic to Late Gothic-1300 to 1350. Chapter 3: The Evolution of Late Gothic-1350 to 1400. Chapter 4: The Antique Mode and its Gothic Context-1400 to 1450. Chapter 5: Polarized Modernisms-1450 to 1500. Chapter 6: Collision and Hybridity-1500 to 1525. Chapter 7: Purge and Extinction-1525 to 1575. Epilogue: The legacy of the Anti-Gothic Turn.
(Architectura Medii Aevi, 10)
Item Number: 148402
Title: BRUEGEL's Winter Scenes : Historians and Art Historians in Dialogue
Author: von Sprang, Sabine ; Tine L. Meganek (eds)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for Mercatorfonds, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp., 270 illus.
Contents: Bruegel and History - M. Sellink, Some Preliminary Reflections on the Bruegel Research ; S. von Sprang / T. Luke Meganck, A Winter's Voyage with Pieter Bruegel the Elder - An Introduction to Dialogue ; H. Cuvelier, The Changing Image of Bruegel and his Winters - The Winter Scenes in Art History ; Bruegel's Winter Scenes in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgiun - S. von Sprang, Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap or Time Suspended ; T. Luk Meganck, The Census at Bethlehem - Winter of a Golden Age ; City and Society in the Age of Bruegel - C. Billen / C. Deligne, Bruegel's Winter Scenes - Reflections of Everyday Experience and Climate History? ; J. De Rock / M. Limberger, The Urban Elite and Rural Brabant in the Sixteenth Century ; A.L. Van Bruaeane, Good Inn, Bad Inn? Drinking Practices in Life and Art in the Sixteenth Century ; E. Aerts, Taxation and Census in Bruegel's Brabant ; W. Blockmans, Longing for Better Times - Freedom and Prosperity under Pressure ; E.M. Kavaler, Afterword: Bruegel's Winter Scenes - his Oeuvre and Netherlandish Art.
Item Number: 149106
Title: St Paul's outside the Walls : A Roman Basilica, from Antiquity to the Modern Era
Author: Camerlenghi, Nicola
Record created on 06/13/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 396pp., 82 color, 126 b&w illus.
Summary: This volume examines one of Rome's most influential churches: the principal basilica dedicated to St Paul. Nicola Camerlenghi traces nearly two thousand years of physical transformations to the church, from before its construction in the fourth century, to its reconstruction following a fire in 1823. By recounting this long history, he restores the building to its rightful place as a central, active participant in epochal political and religious shifts in Rome and across Christendom, as well as a protagonist in western art and architectural history. Camerlenghi also examines how buildings in general trigger memories and anchor meaning, and how and why buildings endure, evolve and remain relevant in cultural contexts far removed from the moment of their inception. At its core, Saint Paul exemplifies the concept of building as process, not product: a process deeply interlinked with religion, institutions, history, cultural memory and the arts. This study also includes state-of-the-art digital reconstructions synthesizing a wealth of historical evidence to visualize and analyze the earlier (now lost) stages of the building's history, offering glimpses into heretofore unexamined parts of its long, rich life.
Contents: 1. Paul's place in Rome - tomb, trophy and the Basilica of the Constantinian Dynasty (ca.67-386). 2. The Basilica of the Theodosian Dynasty (386-410). 3. The early transformations (410-700). 4. A fortress of faith during the heart of the Middle Ages (700-1050). 5. The advent, apogee and end of St Paul's Golden Age (10501-423). 6. Rebirth and modernization (1423-1655). 7. Restoring and reconstructing St Paul's during the long eighteenth century (1655-1823). Epilogue. The Basilica is dead, long live the Basilica! Appendix A. Reconciling the evidence and making the model. Appendix B. Carolingian-era patronage.
Item Number: 148920
Title: CARAVAGE ŕ Rome : Amis et ennemis
Author: Cappelletti, Francesca ; Pierre Curie (eds)
Record created on 05/15/2018
Description: Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 199pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. French text.
Contents: P. Curie, De Merisi ŕ Caravage - Caravage avant Rome ; F. Cappelletti, Caravage ŕ Rome, au-dela de la chronique. Peinture, amitie et jalousie au debut du Seicento ; M.C. Terzaghi, Caravage ŕ Rome, Notes pour un parcours ; A. Brejon de Lavergnee, La connaissance de Caravage en France ŕ l'epoque des rois Henri IV et Louis XIII ; Catalogue - Le theatre des tetes coupees - Musique et nature morte - Peindre d'apres le modele vivant - Les contemporains - Images de la meditation - Visages de Rome au debut du Seicento - La Passion du Christ, un theme caravagesque - La fuite.
Item Number: 149236
Title: Milleduecento : Civiltŕ figurativa tra Umbria e Marche al tramonto del Romanico
Author: Cervini, Fulvio (ed)
Record created on 06/28/2018
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 100 illus. Exhibition held at Museo Piersanti, Matelica.
Summary: L’imponente bellezza del Cristo di Sant’Eutizio del Museo Piersanti di Matelica affascinň tutti i piů grandi studiosi dell’arte romanica attivi nel Novecento: Lionello Venturi, Pietro Toesca, ma anche Gesa De Francovich ed Enzo Carli. Č la scultura lignea piů importante delle Marche appenniniche e dimostra la ricchezza culturale dell’area montana del Centro Italia giŕ dal XII secolo. Č l’inizio e il punto piů alto della linea diversa dello “stile 1200”: un mondo che non č piů romanico ma non č ancora gotico, e che riscopre il classicismo e ama le superfici che vibrano in senso plastico ed elegante. Si schiude cosě uno dei secoli piů straordinari dell’arte europea. Le Marche e l’Appennino ne sono partecipi e ne declinano i principi in maniera identitaria e spesso bellissima.
Item Number: 148531
Title: CEZANNE's Gravity
Author: Armstrong, Carol
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 296pp., 108 color illus.
Summary: Cézanne’s Gravity is an ambitious reassessment of the paintings of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Whereas previous studies have often looked at the artist’s work for its influence on his successors and on the development of abstraction, Carol Armstrong untethers it from this timeline, examining Cézanne’s painting as a phenomenological and intellectual endeavor. Armstrong uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze Cézanne’s work, pairing the painter with artists and thinkers who came after him, including Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Rainer Maria Rilke, R. D. Laing, and Helen Frankenthaler. Through these pairings, Armstrong addresses diverse subjects that illuminate Cézanne’s painting, from the nonlinear narratives of modernist literature and the ways in which space and time act on objects, to color sensation and the schizophrenic mind. Cézanne’s Gravity attends to both the physicality of the artist’s works and the weight they bear on the history of art. This distinctive study not only invites its readers to view Cézanne’s paintings with fresh eyes but also offers a new methodology for art historical inquiry outside linear narratives, one truly fitting for our time.
Item Number: 149529
Title: The Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion : Metalwork, Art and Technology in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean
Author: Contadini, Anna (ed)
Record created on 09/13/2018
Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 544pp., 300 illus. English-Italian texts.
Summary: The Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion. Metalwork, Art, and Technology in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean is an interdisciplinary study focusing on two unique bronze sculptures produced between the late eleventh and the early twelfth century. Through scientific, historical and art historical analyses it investigates the many issues that surround them, including fundamental questions of location and period, purpose and patronage, their transcultural meanings, and their agency as the function of each has mutated. By bringing related pieces into the discussion, this study seeks to change our understanding of medieval art and metal production in the Western Mediterranean and to highlight the significance of metalworking in Spain and South Italy. It shows how the relationship between these areas and the rest of the Mediterranean was marked by active exchanges of goods and artistic ideas during the period just prior to the development of the better-known Shirazi, Ayyubid and Mamluk inlaid metalwork.
Contents A. Contadini, Overview and Significance of the Study. Structure and Function - Presenting the Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion - Aspetti Conservativi ed Archeometallurgici del Grifone del Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Pisa - Il Grifone di Pisa: tecniche costruttive e modalita di decorazione - Acoustics of the Griffin and Lion - Acoustic Automata - The Mari-Cha Lion: Did It Once Roar? Technology - Preface to the Technical Analyses - Technical Studies of the Mari-Cha Lion and the Pisa Griffin - Analysis of the Alloy of the Pisa Griffin - Tenth to Twelfth-Century Copper-Alloy Metalwork from Spain, Turkey and Palestine - Copper on Cyprus - Compositional XRF Analyses of Islamic Metallic Objects from the Museo Arqueol6gico Nacional (MAN) in Madrid - Using Digital 3D Technology for Documenting and Studying the Grifin. History and Art - Pisa, le imprese e le prede: il contributo delle fonti narrative per un'ipotesi sulla provenienza del Grifone - The Mari-Cha Lion in the Context of Apulian Romanesque Sculpture - The Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion: History, Art and Technology - Metalwork of the Caliphal period of Spain. Piezas metalicas suntuarias del periodo califal de al-Andalus - Arqueologia de la metalisteria islamica de al-Andalus durante los reinos de Taifa (s. V HG/XI DC) - The Animal Medallions on the Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion - The Inscriptions on the Pisa Grifin and the Mari-Cha Lion:From Banal Blessings to Indices of Origin. Comparative - The Cagliari Peacock - Considerations on its Origin and Discovery - The 'Doha Hind' and the Bronze Menagerie - Une bouche de fontaine en forme de lion et un mortier decouverts a Monzon de Palencia en Espagne - Eagles, Cockerels and Other Birds: The Mount Sinai Aquamanile in Context - The Lucca Falcon - Analysis of the Alloy of the Lucca Falcon - Falco di San Frediano (Lucca): osservazioni preliminari - Il Falco di Lucca: osservazioni sul rivestimento. Appendices - Introduction to Tables 1, 2a and 2b: Compositions of Eleventh-Twelfth Century Copper Alloy Castings - Risultati delle datazioni con il radiocarbonio - Grifone islamico esposto nel Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Pisa. Indagini xilotomiche su frammenti di legno carbonizzato provenienti dall'interno dell'ala destra - Terre di fusione del Grifone di Pisa - Distribution of Decorative Tools on the Griffin.
Item Number: 148696
Title: Travelling Images : Looking across the borderlands of art, media and photography
Author: Dahlgren, Anna
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 208pp., 21 color, 34 b&w illus.
Summary: This book critically examines images in the borderlands of the art world, investigating relations between visual art and vernacular visual culture within different images communities from the 1870s to the present day. It concentrates on the mechanisms of such processes and their implications for the understanding of art and art-historical narratives. Merging perspectives from art history and visual culture studies with media studies, it fills a gap in the field of visual studies through its use of a diversity of images as prime sources. Where textual statements are scarce the book maps visual statements instead, demonstrating the potential of image studies. Consequently, it will be of great relevance to those interested in art and visual culture in modernity, as well as discourses of the notion of art and art history writing.
(Rethinking Art's Histories)
Item Number: 148806
Title: Pop América, 1965-1975
Author: Gabara, Esther (ed)
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 200pp., 175 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. English-Spanish text.
Summary: Pop América, 1965–1975 accompanies the first traveling exhibition to stage Pop art as a hemispheric phenomenon. The richly illustrated catalogue reveals the skill with which Latin American and Latino/a artists adapted familiar languages of mass media, fashion, and advertising to create experimental art in a startling range of mediums. In a new era in hemispheric relations, artists enacted powerful debates over what “America” was and what Pop art could do, offering a radical new view onto the postwar “American way of life” and Pop’s presumed political neutrality. Nine essays grounded in original archival research narrate transnational accounts of how these artists remade América. The authors connect the decisive design of the Chicano/a movement in the United States with the vivid images of the Cuban Revolution and new contributions to the Mexican printmaking tradition. They follow iconic Pop images and tactics as they traveled between New York and Săo Paulo, Bogotá and Mexico City, San Francisco and La Habana. Pop art emerges in a fully American profile, picturing youthful celebration and painful violence, urban development and rural practices, and pronouncements of freedom made equally by democratic and repressive regimes. The bilingual catalogue reconstitutes a network of artists from the decade, including ASCO, Judith Baca, Eduardo Costa, Antonio Dias, Marcos Dimas, Felipe Ehrenberg, Rupert García, Nicolás García Uriburu, Rubens Gerchman, Edgardo Giménez, Alberto Gironella, José Gómez Fresquet (Frémez), Beatriz González, Gronk, Juan José Gurrola, Emilio Hernández Saavedra, Robert Indiana, Nelson Leirner, Anna Maria Maiolino, Marisol, Raúl Martínez, Cildo Meireles, Marta Minujín, Hélio Oiticica, Dalila Puzzovio, Hugo Rivera Scott, Jorge de la Vega, and Lance Wyman, among others.
Item Number: 149578
Title: Capolavori del Trecento : Itinerario storico artistico nell'appennino
Author: Garibaldi, Vittoria (et al)
Record created on 09/28/2018
Description: Perugia: Quattroemme, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 336pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue (Montefalco, Trevi, Spoleto, Scheggino). Italian text.
Summary: The exhibition includes about 70 artworks, mainly extraordinary early fourteenth century gold backgrounds and sculptures, from prestigious domestic and international collections at four exhibition venues: in Trevi the Museo di San Francesco, in Spoleto the Museo Diocesano - Basilica di Sant'Eufemia and the Museo Nazionale del Ducato, in Montefalco the San Francesco Museum Complex. The Spazio Arte Valcasana in Scheggino will be featuring an exciting overview on the pattern of churches, parishes, hermitages and abbeys in Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio where artists inspired by Giotto worked between the end of the thirteenth and the early fourteenth century, connected by means of organised routes which will allow for the discovery of enchanting locations and works of art.
It is worth mentioning the two amazing altar frontals from the state rooms of His Holiness the Pope, both of them from Montefalco, masterfully restored for the occasion in the Vatican Museum workshops; or the extraordinary connection between the Tryptic with the Coronation of the Virgin by the Maestro di Cesi and the Crucifix with Christus triumphans, both of them painted for the monastery of Santa Maria della Stella in Spoleto, currently separated, one being at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris and the other at the Museo del Ducato in Spoleto. For the first time since the beginning of the nineteenth century they will be on display together.
Between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century, Umbria was the venue of a major medieval artistic revolution. This exceptional exhibition presents a selection of artistic culture from this period. Its reconstruction of the corpus of artworks by anonymous masters, including the Maestro delle Palazze, the Maestro di Sant'Alň, Maestro di San Felice di Giano, Maestro di Cesi, Maestro di San Ponziano, Maestro della Croce di Trevi, Maestro della Croce di Visso, Maestro di Fossa, most of them both painters and sculptors, sheds light on a painting academy which is not very well known, in spite of its great cultural interest.
Item Number: 149210
Title: Gubbio al tempo di GIOTTO : Tesori d'arte nella terra di Oderisi
Author: Benazzi, Giordana ; Elvio Lunghi (et al)
Record created on 06/25/2018
Description: Perugia: EFFE, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 336pp., 202 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio.
Summary: Che la mostra non sia fine a se stessa, ma si presenti come corollario di indagini e ricerche avviate da diversi anni lo dice il denso apparato di studi che introduce alla conoscenza del contesto artistico eugubino dalla metŕ del XIII secolo alla seconda parte del secolo successivo. In tal modo le opere oggetto del catalogo vero e proprio, esaminate con metodo filologico e pluridisciplinare, danno luogo alla ricomposizione di importanti presenze di opere ora smembrate e sparse tra musei e collezioni in Italia e all'estero e riconducono alle figure di pittori che, spesso lasciati in passato senza nome, ritrovano identitŕ, patria e bottega. Diversi di loro ebbero l'opportunitŕ di lavorare nella Basilica di Assisi, al tempo della sua prima decorazione pittorica, poi con Cimabue, Torriti e Giotto, infine con Simone Martini e Pietro Lorenzetti, ed č per questo che i pittori di Gubbio furono tra i primi a recepire e divulgare le straordinarie innovazioni che diedero luogo alla nascita dell'arte occidentale. Ingiustamente trascurata dagli studi, la piccola cittŕ di pietra incastonata tra i monti appenninici, riacquista grazie a questo catalogo, un peso e una dimensione non trascurabili nel campo della storia dell'Arte medievale.
Item Number: 148221
Title: Marmora Romana
Author: Gnoli, Raniero
Record created on 02/28/2018
Description: Milano: La nave di Teseo, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, slipcase, 396pp. illus. New edition.
Summary: Torna in una nuova edizione l'opus magnum di Raniero Gnoli, uno studio senza precedenti, e insuperato, sui marmi e le pietre da decorazione nel mondo antico. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1971, Marmora romana raccoglie e analizza i diversi di tipi di marmo utilizzati nell'antica Roma e nelle propaggini del suo impero, in Europa e in Africa. Gnoli ripercorre la storia di queste pietre, il viaggio dalle cave da cui viene estratto, la scelta di ciascun materiale a seconda delle sue caratteristiche estetiche e tecniche, i campi di applicazione nelle architetture civili e sacre, la loro presenza nella letteratura e nelle fonti storiche. Il testo č accompagnato da un apparato iconografico straordinario per ricchezza e varietŕ - che illustra i marmi, le venature, i colori delle pietre, i loro utilizzi statutari ed edili - completamente ridigitalizzato in alta definizione per questa nuova edizione.
Item Number: 148298
Title: MATHIAS GOERITZ : Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico
Author: Josten, Jennifer
Record created on 03/13/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 344pp., 84 color, 93 b&w illus.
Summary: The first major work in English on Mathias Goeritz (1915–1990), this book illuminates the artist’s pivotal role within the landscape of 20th-century modernism. Goeritz arrived in Mexico from Germany by way of Spain in 1949. His call to integrate abstract forms into civic and religious architecture, outlined in his “Emotional Architecture” manifesto, had a transformative impact on midcentury Mexican art and design. While best known for the experimental museum El Eco and his collaborations with Luis Barragán, including the brightly colored towers of Satellite City, Goeritz also shaped the Bauhaus-inspired curriculum at Guadalajara’s School of Architecture and the iconic Cultural Program of Mexico City’s 1968 Olympics. These initiatives, which pitted Goeritz against Mexico’s post-revolutionary realist artists, including Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, also carried Cold War implications. Exploring Goeritz’s dialogues with leading figures among the Parisian and New York avant-gardes, such as Yves Klein and Philip Johnson, Josten shows how his approach to modernism, deeply inflected by politics and place, formed part of a global enterprise.
Item Number: 149099
Title: KATHARINA GROSSE
Author: Cameron, Dan ; Okwui Enwezor
Record created on 06/11/2018
Description: New York: Gagosian / Rizzoli, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 296pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: This new volume presents Katharina Grosse's first gallery exhibition in New York and at Gagosian in context with recent works including her in-situ paintings. In her first exhibition with Gagosian, Katharina Grosse presents both works on canvas and cast-metal sculpture. This catalogue documents the exhibition and related recent works, and introduces readers to several of her important in-situ paintings including her installation at the 56th Venice Biennale and Rockaway! (2016), a site-specific outdoor installation that memorialized a building on the beach in Rockaway, Queens. This volume is presented in a slipcase with a stenciled cutout designed by Grosse.
Item Number: 144903
Title: KARL HAGEDORN (1889-1969)
Author: Liss, Paul
Record created on 03/24/2017
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Description: London: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 120pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Originating from Berlin Hagedorn moved to Manchester in 1905 to train in textile production. Having studied art under Adolphe Valette at the local Manchester School ofArt and then The Slade School of Art, his training was completed by a period in1912-13 where, working under Maurice Denis, he absorbed a range of avant-garde styles. On his return to England, he made a consciously pioneering attempt to introduce Modernism into Manchester through his work as both painter and designer, exhibiting at the Manchester Society of Modern Painters, RA, RBA, RSMA and with the NEAC.. He became a British subject in 1914 and served as a Lance-Corporal in the Middlesex Regiment during World War I. In 1925 he received the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Decorative Art, Paris and in 1935 he was elected RBA. He exhibited at a number of leading galleries in London and the provinces, and was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the NS. Hagedorn has only been the subject of one exhibition and publication: ‘Manchester's First Modernist', a catalogue produced by the Chris Beetles Gallery on the occasion of the retrospective organized in conjunction with the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Item Number: 148827
Title: I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100
Author: Haywoog, Wil (et al)
Record created on 04/30/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus. Exhibition held at Columbus Museum of Art.
Summary: One hundred years after the Harlem Renaissance emerged as a creative force at the close of World War I, I Too Sing America offers a major survey on the visual art and material culture of the groundbreaking movement. It illuminates multiple facets of the era--the lives of its people, the art, the literature, the music, and the social history--through paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and contemporary documents and ephemera. The lushly illustrated chronicle includes work by cherished artists such as Romare Bearden, Allan Rohan Crite, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, and James Van Der Zee. The project is the culmination of decades of reflection, research, and scholarship by Wil Haygood, acclaimed biographer and preeminent historian on Harlem and its cultural roots. In thematic chapters, the author captures the range and breadth of the Harlem Reniassance, a sweeping movement which saw an astonishing array of black writers and artists and musicians gather over a period of a few intense years, expanding far beyond its roots in Harlem to unleashing a myriad of talents upon the nation.
Item Number: 148043
Title: Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century
Author: Ingleby, Matthew ; Matthew P.M. Kerr (eds)
Record created on 02/04/2018
Description: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 288pp., 40 color illus.
Summary: The long nineteenth century witnessed a dramatic, varied flourishing in uses for and understandings of the coast, which could seem at once a space of clarity or of misty distance, a terminus or a place of embarkation - a place of solitude and exhilaration, of uselessness and instrumentality. Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century takes as its subject this diverse set of meanings, using them to interrogate questions of space, place and cultural production. Outlining a broad range of coastal imaginings and engagements with the seaside, the book highlights the multivalent or even contradictory dimensions of these spaces. The collection offers essays from major figures in the cutting-edge field of maritime studies and includes interdisciplinary discussions of coastal spaces relevant to literary criticism, art history, museum studies, and cultural geography.
Contents: 1. 'Unconscious of her own double appearance' - Fanny Burney's Brighton, Leya Landau. 2. A Breath of Fresh Air - Constable and the Coast, Christiana Payne. 3. Henry Brougham and the Invention of Cannes, Rosemary Ashton. 4. The Battle of Torquay - The Late Victorian Resort as Social Experiment, James Kneale. 5. Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson's Early Coasts, David Sergeant. 6. Seats and Sites of Authority - British Colonial Collecting on the East African Coast, Sarah Longair. 7. Tennyson's 'Sea Dreams' - Coastal and Fiscal Boundaries, Roger Ebbatson. 8. Saxon Shore to Celtic Coast - Diasporic Telegraphy in the Atlantic World, Brian H. Murray. 9. Marine Bizarrerie - The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier, Margaret Cohen. 10. On the Beach, Valentine Cunningham. 11. Developing Fluid - Precision, Vagueness, and Gustave Le Gray's Photographic Beachscapes, Matthew P. M. Kerr. 12. Beyond the View - Reframing the Early Commercial Seaside Photograph, Karen Shepherdson. 13. Symons at the Seaside, Nick Freeman.
(Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture)
Item Number: 147622
Title: Reframing JORDAENS : Pictor doctus – Techniken – Werkstattpraxis. Pictor doctus – Techniques – Workshop practice
Author: Lange, Justus ; Birgit Ulrike Münch (eds)
Record created on 12/13/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336p., 179 color, 40 b&w illus. German or English texts.
Summary: Surprisingly, until recently, the Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens was still overshadowed by Peter Paul Rubens in the scientific debate. This fact is owed to the 19th century of the genius and discourses on painter princes. However, Jordaens was the head of a significant workshop and had a major influence on the Antwerp art market for 40 years after Rubens’ death. This extensive collection of essays combines for the first time in balanced proportion the research of renowned experts on Jacob Jordaens from the field of art history with that of painting restoration. The interdisciplinary approach allows a closer look at the workshop’s practice and the artist’s creative processes. This results in a new image of the artist, who stands out for his undreamed-of innovative strength as well as his pictorial and intellectual independence.
Contents: Rubens' Neid und Judas' Verrat - Jacob Jordaens' Vita in der Teutschen Academie, Esther Meier || Jordaens and North Italian Art - Taking Sandrart Seriously, Irene Schaudies || Eine Pathosformel für Mailand - Jacob Jordaens' Karl Borromäus bittet für die Pestkranken der Antwerpener Sint-Jacobskerk, Birgit Ulrike Münch || The Penitent Magdalene from the former Joseph Robinson Collection - Young Van Dyck Working up Rubens's Conception, Toshiharu Nakamura || Jordaens's Reading, Nils Büttner || The Allegory of Fruitfulness at the Wallace Collection and its Conservation Treatment, Lucy Davis / Anna Sandén || The Antwerp Maagdenhuis Washing and Anointing of the Body of Christ. Jordaens's complex Modifications of his own Work. Genesis and Conservation, Louise Decq (et al) || Construction of Canvas Supports for Jordaens's Paintings suggested by Thread Count Analysis, Don H. Johnson || Meisterhaft in der Veränderung - Jordaens in der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Kassel, Anne Harmssen || Kunsttechnologische Auswertung von Röntgenbildern - elf Gemälde von Jacques Jordaens und seiner Werkstatt aus der Sammlung der Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Ivo Mohrmann / Monika Kammer || Leinwand und Grundierung im Röntgenbild - eine kunsttechnologische Untersuchung von vier Gemälden Jordaens' und seiner Werkstatt aus der Kasseler Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Thomas Krämer || Die pluripotente Zeichnung - Anstückungen in der Kompositionspraxis von Jacques Jordaens, Sebastian Dohe || The genesis of Jordaens's Paintings in the Oranjezaal in Huis ten Bosch Palace, Margriet van Eikema Hommes / Lidwien Speleers || Two Versions of The Satyr and Peasant in Kassel. New Insights into Jordaens's Workshop Practice and new Questions, Justus Lange || Das Kasseler Bohnenfest - Ursprung und Vermittlung einer Bildidee, Timo Trümper || Das Kasseler Bohnenfest - Neueste Erkenntnisse zur Werkgenese und Restaurierungsgeschichte, Christiane Ehrenforth || Formatveränderungen an Holztafelbildern von Rubens - Beobachtungen an den Beständen der Berliner Gemäldegalerie, Babette Hartwieg || Grossformatige zeitgenössische Malerei, Kathrin Kinseher
Item Number: 148715
Title: Social Practices
Author: Kraus, Chris
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 272pp.
Summary: Essays on and around art and art practices by the author of I Love Dick. A border isn't a metaphor. Knowing each other for over a decade makes us witnesses to each other's lives. My escape is his prison. We meet in a bar and smoke Marlboros.—from Social Practices. Mixing biography, autobiography, fiction, criticism, and conversations among friends, with Social Practices Chris Kraus continues the anthropological exploration of artistic lives and the art world begun in 2004 with Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness. Social Practices includes writings from and around the legendary “Chance Event—Three Days in the Desert with Jean Baudrillard” (1996), and “Radical Localism,” an exhibition of art and media from Puerto Nuevo's Mexicali Rose that Kraus co-organized with Marco Vera and Richard Birkett in 2012. Attuned to the odd and the anomalous, Kraus profiles Elias Fontes, an Imperial Valley hay merchant who has become an important collector of contemporary Mexican art, and chronicles the demise of a rural convenience store in northern Minnesota. She considers the work of such major contemporary artists as Jason Rhoades, Channa Horowitz, Simon Denny, Yayoi Kusama, Henry Taylor, Julie Becker, Ryan McGinley, and Leigh Ledare. Although Kraus casts a skeptical eye at the genre that's come to be known as “social practice,” her book is less a critique than a proposition as to how art might be read through desire and circumstance, delirium, gossip, coincidence, and revenge. All art, she implies, is a social practice.
(Semiotext(e) Active Agents Series)
Item Number: 149599
Title: The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade
Author: Kraye, Jill ; Paolo Sachet (eds)
Record created on 10/08/2018
Description: London: Warburg Institute, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 300pp. illus.
Summary: This volume presents six papers from a one-day colloquium held at the Warburg Institute in February 2015 on the legacy of Aldus Manutius, marking the 500th anniversary of his death, together with three additional contributions. Rather than examining Aldus’s own output, the nine papers focus on how the notion of ‘Aldine books’ has changed over 500 years in Europe and North America, from the early days of the Aldine press to modern and contemporary book collecting and the antiquarian trade. The volume also includes a catalogue of the exhibition ‘Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494–1598)’, held in the British Library in conjunction with the colloquium. Addressing a wide readership of scholars, booksellers and collectors, The Afterlife of Aldus aims to stimulate further research on areas fundamental for understanding Aldus’s long-lasting fortuna.
Contents: From the Printer's Mind to the Author's Hand: Paolo Manuzio and His Tre libri di lettere volgari (1556-1560), Lodovica Braida ; Strategies and Failures of a Renaissance Publishing Venture: The Accademia Veneziana and the Myth of Aldus, Shanti Graheli ; The End of the Manutius Dynasty (1597), Angela Nuovo ; Five Centuries of Aldine Collecting in Italy: Known and Less-Known Cases, Luca Rivali ; Aldine Editions in Early Modern France, Shanti Graheli ; Aldine Collecting and Aristocratic Values in French Bibliophily Before and After the French Revolution, Francois Dupuigrenet Desroussilles and Jean Viardot ; Selling Aldus in the UK (c. 1630-2015): Towards a Checklist of British Sale Catalogues of Books Published by the Manuzio Family, Paolo Sachet ; The Aldine in British Book Trade History: A Look at Three Major Collections, Nicholas Poole-Wilson ; Aldine Tributaries Collecting Aldus Manutius in the 21st Century, G. Scott Clemons ; Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494-1598): Catalogue of an Exhibition, Jill Kraye, Stephen Parkin and Paolo Sachet.
(Warburg Institute Colloquia, 32)
Item Number: 148522
Title: LE CORBUSIER : Drawing as Process
Author: Pauly, Daniele ; Genevieve Hendricks (trans)
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 304pp., 362 color, 50 b&w illus.
Summary: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965), is famous for transforming 20th-century architecture and urbanism. Less attention has been paid to his artistic production, although he began his career as a painter. Le Corbusier indeed studied under Charles L’Éplattenier and, together with the artist Amédée Ozenfant, founded the Purist movement in the manifesto After Cubism. Even after Le Corbusier turned to architecture, he continued to paint and draw. His thousands of drawings, rarely exhibited but meticulously stored in two watch cabinets from his family home, were particularly significant; he considered his work as a draftsman to be fundamental to his creative process. Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 drawings that have never before been published for an English readership, this revealing book charts the evolution of Le Corbusier’s process from his youthful travels abroad to his arrival and maturation in Paris. Daničle Pauly shows how his drawings functioned within an intimate zone of private reflection and situates his work within the broader artistic and intellectual currents of Cubism, Purism, Primitivism, and Surrealism. In addition to providing a crucial new background against which to comprehend Le Corbusier’s architecture and urbanism, this important volume advocates for understanding him alongside leading modern artists including Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger.
Item Number: 149489
Title: The Forces of Form in German Modernism
Author: Maskarenic, Malika
Record created on 09/03/2018
Description: Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp.
Summary: The Forces of Form in German Modernism charts a modern history of form as emergent from force. Offering a provocative alternative to the imagery of crisis and estrangement that has preoccupied scholarship on modernism, Malika Maskarinec shows that German modernism conceives of human bodies and aesthetic objects as shaped by a contest of conflicting and reciprocally intensifying forces: the force of gravity and a self-determining will to form. Maskarinec thereby discloses, for the first time, German modernism's sustained preoccupation with classical mechanics and with how human bodies and artworks resist gravity. Considering canonical artists such as Rodin and Klee, seminal authors such as Kafka and Döblin, and largely neglected thinkers in aesthetics and art history such as those associated with Empathy Aesthetics, Maskarinec unpacks the manifold anthropological and aesthetic concerns and historical lineage embedded in the idea of form as the precarious achievement of uprightness. The Forces of Form in German Modernism makes a decisive contribution to our understanding of modernism and to contemporary discussions about form, empathy, materiality, and human embodiment.
Item Number: 148608
Title: Modern Americana : Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam. Expanded Edition
Author: Merrill, Todd
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.
Summary: In the current world of twentieth-century design collecting, the trend has shifted away from accessible, mass-manufactured modernist furniture Like Charles Eames and George Nelson and toward designs that were custom-made or produced in very limited editions, with emphasis on American studio design of the 1940s to the 1990s. In contrast to the mass-produced mid-century furniture by Knoll and Herman Miller, American studio designs of the same period focused on novel forms and exquisite craftsmanship. Ranging from the organic shapes of George Nakashima and Vladimir Kagan to metalworks by Paul Evans, these limited production designs were highly sought after in their days by original tastemakers and movie stars. In the last decade, a revival for these rare designs began with connoisseurs such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. This is an expanded edition of Modern Americana, the first full survey of the designs of this prolific but forgotten period, bringing to life again the works of Samuel Marx, Billy Haines, Wendell Castle, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, James Mont, J.B. Blunk, Michael Coffey, Wharton Esherick, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Sam Maloof, Jack Rogers Hopkins, Paul Evans & Philip Lloyd Powell, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Silas Seandel, Charles Hollis Jones, Philip & Kevin LaVerne, Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber, Edward Wormley, John Dickinson, Arthur Elrod, and Paul Laszlo. New chapters to this edition include the work of forgotten women designers of the era; high-end furniture produced for iconic retailers such as Bonwit Teller and Bloomingdales; and new materials explored by West Coast designers.
Item Number: 149607
Title: Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece
Author: Millett, Larry
Record created on 10/10/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp., 140 b&w illus.
When it opened in 1890, the twelve-story Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building was the tallest, largest, and most splendid commercial structure in Minneapolis—a mighty stone skyscraper built for the ages. How this grand Richardsonian Romanesque edifice, which later came to be called the Metropolitan Building, rose with the growth of Minneapolis only to fall in the throes of the city’s postwar renewal, is revealed in Metropolitan Dreams in all its scandalous intrigue. It is a tale of urban growing pains and architectural ghosts and of colorful, sometimes criminal characters amid the grandeur and squalor of building and rebuilding a city’s skyline. Against the thrumming backdrop of turn-of-the-century Minneapolis, architectural critic and historian Larry Millett recreates the impressive rise of the massive office building, its walls of green New Hampshire granite and red Lake Superior sandstone surrounding its true architectural wonder, a dazzling twelve-story iron and glass light court. The drama, however, was far from confined to the building itself. A consummate storyteller, Millett summons the frenetic atmosphere in Gilded Age Minneapolis that encouraged the likes of Northwestern Guaranty’s founder, real estate speculator Louis Menage, whose shady deals financed this Minneapolis masterpiece—and then forced him to flee both prosecution and the country a mere three years later. Dubious as its financial beginnings might have been, the economic circumstances of the Metropolitan’s demise were at least as questionable. Anchoring Minneapolis’s historic Gateway District in its heyday, the building’s fortunes shifted with the city’s demographics and finally it fell victim to the fervor of one of the largest downtown urban renewal projects ever undertaken in the United States. Though the long and furious battle to save the Metropolitan ultimately failed in 1962, its ghost persists in the passion for historic preservation stirred by its demise—and in Metropolitan Dreams, whose photographs, architectural drawings, and absorbing narrative bring the building and its story to vibrant, enduring life.
Item Number: 148379
Title: Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como
Author: Modigliani, Ruben ; Bruno Ehrs (photos)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: Paris: Flammarion, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: Esteemed interior architect Jacques Garcia has undertaken painstaking restoration work at Villa Balbiano that combines a stunning array of precious materials and a world-class collection of paintings and antique furnishings set against the backdrop of the original design that had been obscured over the centuries. From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the history of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner added to the splendor of the villa through additions, new frescoes and statues, and increasingly extensive and sumptuous gardens, which were distinguished by the Society of Garden Designers for best historic garden restoration in 2018. The villa's history reached an acme at the end of the eighteenth century, when the enlightened Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, as master of the house, transformed Villa Balbiano into a crucible of philosophy and art, framed within the villa's archetypal Roman lines. Garcia's glorious new restoration inaugurates a new season in the life of the villa in one of the world's most glamorous locations.
Item Number: 149608
Title: PIANO : Complete Works 1966-Today
Author: Jodidio, Philip
Record created on 10/10/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 688pp. illus.
Summary: Updated with more than 200 new pages, this XXL-sized monograph is jam-packed with photographs, sketches, and plans that span the architect's entire career to date. It includes ongoing works like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA and the Emergency Children's Surgery Center in Entebbe, Uganda, as well as newly finished projects, including the Château La Coste Art Gallery and the Paris Courthouse.
Item Number: 149383
Title: Western Art of the Twenty-first Century: Cowboys
Author: Rooney, E. Ashley
Record created on 08/01/2018
Description: Atglen: Schiffer, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 176pp., 193 color illus.
Summary: The first in a two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 40 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around the American Cowboy. Within these pages, many different artists, some of whom have been cowboys themselves, exhibit their rendition of the wonderful world of the West.
Item Number: 149611
Title: Western Art of the Twenty-first Century: Native Americans
Author: Rooney, E. Ashley
Record created on 10/11/2018
Description: Atglen: Schiffer, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 144pp., 156 color illus.
Summary: The second book in this two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 30 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around Native Americans. Native Americans still exist, and in many cases are thriving, as they revive or maintain their culture. Historically and even today, most imagery featuring native people suggests a lost cause or vanishing race. We hope that the art created on these pages will help reinforce the fact that Native American culture, while still threatened, is viable among many tribes.
Item Number: 146751
Title: RUBENS and the Human Body
Author: van Wyhe, Cordula (ed)
Record created on 09/18/2017
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 366pp., 166 color illus.
Summary: This book is the first comprehensive investigation of the most paradigmatic aspect of Baroque visual culture: the Rubensian nude. Did contemporary audiences recognise the sensuously painted ‘Rubensian body’ as a particular, if not peculiar, artistic repertoire? How can we best understand seventeenth-century practises of reading and viewing the Rubensian body? Can our criteria for eroticism be linked with that of Rubens? Was the body a ‘fluid’ category for Rubens and where does the boundary of the human body lie? It is hoped that these investigative questions will lead to a detailed evaluation about the paradigmatic status of the Rubensian body and whether we are justified in stressing its singularity within seventeenth-century Flemish and the broader early modern European visual culture.
Contents: Cordula van Wyhe, Introduction. Getting under the Skin of the Imaged Body ; Andreas Thielemann, Stone to Flesh - Rubens's Treatise De imitatione statuarum ; Jřrgen Wadum and Anne Haack Christensen, Painting human flesh - Theory compared to Jacob Jordaens' practice ; Joost Vander Auwera, Size Matters! On the importance and significance of life-size figures in Rubens' paintings ; Suzanne J. Walker, Rubens's Victims. Images of the Assaulted Male Body ; Margit Thřfner, Milky Bosoms. Rubens, Breasts and Maternity ; Karolien de Clippel, Vibrant Veils and Daring Draperies. On Rubens' clothing of nymphs and goddesses ; Jacques Bos, Rubens and early modern psychology ; Lucy Davis, 'On feet made unsteady by age and wine' - Rubens' Silenus and Human Aging ; Katerina Georgoulia, Rubens and Early Modern Dietary Science ; Elizabeth McGrath, Black Bodies and Dionysiac Revels - Rubens' Bacchic Ethiopians ; Irene Schaudies, 'Boistrous druncken headed imaginary gods' - Bacchic bodies of Rubens and Jordaens ; Joanna Wooddall, Afterword.
(The Body in Art, 3)
Item Number: 148610
Title: HENRY TAYLOR : The Only Portrait I Ever Painted of My Momma was Stolen
Author: Als, Hilton (et al)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 290cm., hardcover, ca. 272pp. illus.
Summary: This definitive survey of over 200 of the painter's portraits and street scenes forms a personal and political portrait of society today. For three decades the iconic artist has worked his way through New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and Africa, documenting what he sees. In his circle are artists, musicians, writers, performers, as well as friends from his ten years as a psychiatric technician. It is the artist's empathetic eye that allows him to imagine his figures with authenticity and grace--not better than they are, or more glamorous--but part of a big, complicated world. Flat, brushy flows of color cast figures that often float in surreal landscapes abstracted from the barbeque in the park, or neighboring street. Suites of Taylor's paintings are reproduced alongside handwritten accounts of the sittings, offering an in-depth understanding of the artist's world. Contributions by Hilton Als, Charles Gaines, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, and Zadie Smith touch on the nature of truth, Matisse's concept of original naiveté, and the state of the subject. This definitive monograph celebrates Taylor's direct and revealing portraits, offering a tonic to a divisive cultural moment in time.
Item Number: 148197
Title: Wonderful Things : A History of Egyptology, 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Thompson, Jason
Record created on 02/25/2018
Description: Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 448pp.
Summary: The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the third of a three-volume history of Egyptology, follows the progress of the discipline from the trauma of the First World War, through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, and into Egyptology's new horizons at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.
Item Number: 148541
Title: Christina Rossetti : Poetry in Art
Author: Tromans, Nicholas ; Susan Owens
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Watts Gallery, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 192pp., 200 illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) is among the greatest of English Victorian poets. The intensity of her vision, her colloquial style, and the lyrical quality of her verse still speak powerfully to us today, while her striking imagery has always inspired artists. Rossetti lived in an exceptionally visual environment: her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was the leading member of the avant-garde Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and she became a favorite model for the group. She sat for the face of Christ in William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World, while both John Everett Millais and Frederick Sandys illustrated her poetry. Later on, the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and the great Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff were inspired by Rossetti’s enigmatic verses. This engaging book explores the full artistic context of Rossetti’s life and poetry: her own complicated attitude to pictures; the many portraits of her by artists, including her brother, John Brett, and Lewis Carroll; her own intriguing and virtually unknown drawings; and the wealth of visual images inspired by her words.
Item Number: 149537
Title: VELAZQUEZ : The pleasure of seeing painting
Author: Company, Ximo ; Jonathan Brown (pref.)
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Lleida: Editorial Milenio y Centre d’Art d’Čpoca Moderna (CAEM), Universitat de Lleida, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 174pp. prof. illus., most in color. Second edition, revised and expanded. English text.
Contents: Preface by Jonathan Brown ; Introduction - Looking and Contemplating Painting ; Velazquez Velazquez Velazquez ; Velazquez 'Moor' ; From Pope Barberini to Pope Pamphili. From Cortona to Velazquez. From Card Stone to the Truth in Art History ; The mirror of Venus ; Dogs, Jesters and Unamuno's Christ ; Las Meninas - The Culmination of Everything - And in Addition it Seems True - A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma - A Deep Demonstration of the Art of Painting as a Physical Act - Where a Portrait Painter Portrays the Act of Portraying - Pure Painting? ; I Still Haven't Reached the Depths of Las Meninas ; Meninas? Pure Paint ; What, Then? ; Velazquez and Las Meninas Ask and Require a Little More from us. We Must Undertake an Art History More in Line with the Twenty-First Century ; Brief Epilogue.
(Study of Painters Collection, 1)
Item Number: 148799
Title: Lives of VELAZQUEZ
Author: Pacheco, Francisco, Antonio Palomino
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 16cm., pbk., 192pp. illus. Reprint edition.
Summary: Lives of Velázquez brings together two seminal early accounts of the great seventeenth-century Spanish painter (ca. 1599-1660). These texts, written by his contemporaries Francisco Pacheco and Antonio Palomino and newly translated for this volume, serve as our main sources of knowledge about this groundbreaking artist. Pacheco's biography reveals the scale of the challenge to traditional painting presented by Velázquez's immense talent. Palomino's text, while precise and detailed in its narrative of the artist's life, also tackles the aesthetic debate generated by the painter's choice of subject matter and style.
Item Number: 148705
Title: Contact WARHOL : Photography without End
Author: Phelan, Peggy ; Richard Meyer (eds)
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, with Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 232pp., 130 images.
Summary: From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol was never without his camera. He snapped photos at discos, dinner parties, flea markets, and wrestling matches. Friends, boyfriends, business associates, socialites, celebrities, passers by: all captured Warhol's attention—at least for the moment he looked through the lens. In a way, Warhol's daily photography practice anticipated our current smart phone habits—our need to record our friends, our families, and our food. Warhol printed only about 17 percent of the 130,000 exposures he left on contact sheets. In 2014, Stanford's Cantor Center for the Arts acquired the 3,600 contact sheets from the Warhol Foundation. This book examines and documents for the first time these contact sheets and photographs—Warhol's final body of work. Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer analyze the contact sheets, never before seen, and their importance in Warhol's oeuvre. Accompanying their text and other essays are reproductions of contact sheets, photographs, and other visual material. The contact sheets present Warhol's point of view, unedited; we know where he was every minute because a photograph remembers it.
Item Number: 148606
Title: TOM WESSELMANN : Standing Still Lifes
Author: Merjian, Ara H. (et al)
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: New York: Gagosian / Rizzoli, 2018. 33cm., pbk., 170pp. illus.
Summary: Accompanying an exhibition at Gagosian New York, this catalogue explores nine of Tom Wesselmann's monumental works made between 1967 and 1981. It marks the first time that the complete series of Standing Still Lifes has been exhibited. Each work in the series is comprised of multiple canvases shaped according to the outline of the commonplace objects that they depict. Wesselmann was one of the leading American Pop artists, perhaps best known for his Great American Nude series.
Item Number: 146774
Title: Art and Science in Word and Image : Exploration and Discovery
Author: Williams, Keith (et al)
Record created on 09/19/2017
Available January 2019, further details forthcoming
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 340pp., 90 illus.
Summary: Art and Science in Word and Image investigates the theme of ‘riddles of form’, exploring how discovery and innovation have functioned inter-dependently between art, literature and the sciences. Using the impact of evolutionary biologist D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form on Modernist practices as springboard into the theme, contributors consider engagements with mysteries of natural form in painting, photography, fiction, etc., as well as theories about cosmic forces, and other fields of knowledge and enquiry. Hence the collection also deals with topics including cultural inscriptions of gardens and landscapes, deconstructions of received history through word and image artworks and texts, experiments in poetic materiality, graphic re-mediations of classic fiction, and textual transactions with animation and photography.
(Word and Image Interactions, 9)
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