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Item Number: 149465
Author: Rylands, Philip (ed)
Record created on 08/28/2018
Description: Firenze: Forma Edizioni, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 276pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.
Summary: Catalogue of the first retrospective of Afro Libio Basaldella, better known as Afro. The exhibition, at the Tornabuoni Art Gallery in Paris, shows works ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s. It includes a room completely dedicated to the preparatory sketches for his large fresco,The Garden of Hope, created in 1958 for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His link with American Abstract Expressionism was analysed in the catalogue by Barbara Drudi of the Accademia di Firenze, and thanks to the curatorship of Philip Rylands. Afro Libio Basaldella (Udine, 1912 - Zurich, 1976) was perhaps the most renowned member of the Friuli Avant-garde Movement, which influenced his approach towards a more Expressionist sense of painting that had always been based on traditional Venetian Colourism. In the 1940s, Afro joined the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, and following a visit to the United States, he joined the Gruppo degli Otto, with whom he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1952. Although in certain aspects his style seemed similar to American Action Painting, his harmonious tonal modulation and later research into abstract shapes and forms produced intellectually sophisticated results.
Item Number: 148538
Title: LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO : Picturing Mexico
Author: Weissberg, Stephanie ; Karen Cordero Reiman
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 70 illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: This stunning and lyrical volume highlights the personal work of Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–1993), one of Mexico’s foremost photographers. Álvarez Bravo worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, portraitist, and educator and played a critical role in her country’s cultural renaissance. In the years following the Mexican Revolution, she captured a profoundly transformative moment for the country’s land, architecture, and people. She remains best known for these works and for her portraits of prominent modernists working in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Lola Álvarez Bravo delves into a lesser-known body of work, in which attention to pattern, light, and abstraction guides the artist’s depictions of urban and rural landscapes and their inhabitants. It also addresses her role in building and securing the legacy of the post-Revolutionary period, her dialogue with modernist photographers, and her place within the broader cultural sphere, offering new insight into the mutual influence she shared with prominent painters, filmmakers, and literary figures of her time.
Item Number: 149533
Title: BACCIO DA MONTELUPO : Architetto nella Repubblica di Lucca
Author: Ceccanti, Costantino
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 244pp. illus.
Summary: Baccio da Montelupo č universalmente conosciuto per essere stato uno dei maggiori scultori fiorentini al passaggio tra i secoli XV e XVI. Amico di Michelangelo, prese parte ad alcune delle maggiori imprese artistiche della sua epoca, lavorň tra Firenze, Bologna e Venezia. Tuttavia, esiste un lato meno noto e meno indagato della sua carriera: giŕ Giorgio Vasari parlň della sua attivitŕ di architetto che si svolse soprattutto, ma non solo, nell’ultimo quindicennio della sua vita, trascorso a Lucca.
L’obiettivo di questo studio č quello di ricostruire il percorso architettonico di Baccio da Montelupo, partendo dalle prime opere effimere, realizzate in occasione della visita di Leone X a Firenze, nel 1515, per arrivare alle imprese lucchesi. La scansione della documentazione d’archivio, delle fonti secondarie e, soprattutto, un’attenta analisi dell’architettura lucchese del primo Cinquecento, hanno permesso di definire in maniera dettagliata un aspetto tra i meno studiati ma tra i piů interessanti del pieno Rinascimento.
Item Number: 149252
Author: Bouvier, Raphael (et al)
Record created on 07/03/2018
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 176pp., 120 illus. Exhibition held at Fondation Beyeler, Basel. English text.
Summary: In his multifaceted, multilayered oeuvre Balthus (1908–2001), one of the last great twentieth-century masters, pursued a path that ran exactly contrary to the modern avant-garde movements. As quiet as they are intriguing, his works feature colliding contrasts, combining reality and dream, eroticism and innocence, practicality and mystery, the familiar and the uncanny in unique ways. The Fondation Beyeler’s retrospective unites around fifty significant paintings from all phases of this legendary artist’s career, reflecting the ambiguous presentation of his imagery. The exhibition and its companion catalogue begin with the monumental, enigmatic masterpiece, Passage du Commerce-Saint-André (1952-54), in which Balthus’s intensive study of the dimensions of space and time and their relationship to figure and object is especially apparent.
Item Number: 149579
Title: The Art of Medieval Hungary
Author: Barral i Altet, Xavier (et al)
Record created on 09/28/2018
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 732pp., 176 illus., many in color.
Summary: With this book, the Hungarian Academy of Rome offers to the medievalist community a thematic synthesis about Hungarian medieval art, reconstructing, in a European perspective, more than four hundred years of artistic production in a country located right at the heart of Europe. The book presents an up-to-date view from the Romanesque through Late Gothic up to the beginning of the Renaissance, with an emphasis on the artistic relations that evolved between Hungary and other European territories, such as the Capetian Kingdom, the Italian Peninsula and the German Empire. Situated at the meeting point between the Mediterranean regions, the lands ruled by the courts of Europe west of the Alps and the territories of the Byzantine (later Ottoman) Empire, Hungary boasts an artistic heritage that is one of the most original features of our common European past. The book, whose editors and authors are among today’s foremost experts in medieval art history, is divided into four thematic sections – the sources and art historiography of the medieval period, the boundary between history, art history and archaeology, church architecture and decorations, religious cults and symbols of the power –, with a selection of essays on the main works of Hungarian medieval art held in museums and public collections.
Contents: Xavier Barral i Altet, Introduction. Hungarian Medieval Art from a European Point of View. I. Sources and Studies for Hungarian Medieval Art - Erno Marosi, Two Centuries of Research, from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the Present - Kornél Szovák, Written Sources on Hungarian Medieval Art History. II. City and Territory - Katalin Szende, Towns and Urban Networks in the Carpathian Basin between the Eleventh and the Early Sixteenth Centuries - Pál Lovei, Urban Architecture - Zsombor Jékely, Expansion to the Countryside: Rural Architecture in Medieval Hungary - István Feld, Castles, Mansions, and Manor Houses in Medieval Hungary. III. Architecture and Art in the Context of Liturgy - Béla Zsolt Szakács, Romanesque Architecture: Abbeys and Cathedrals - Krisztina Havasi, Romanesque Sculpture in Medieval Hungary - Imre Takács, The First Century of Gothic in Hungary - Pál Lovei, Imre Takács, "Hungarian Trecento": Art in the Angevin Era - Gábor Endrodi, Winged Altarpieces in Medieval Hungary. IV. Religious Cults and Symbols of Power - Gábor Klaniczay, The Cult of the Saints and their Artistic Representation in Recent Hungarian Historiography - Vinni Lucherini, The Artistic Visualization of the Concept of Kingship in Angevin Hungary - Pál Lovei, Epigraphy and Tomb Sculpture. V. Forms of Art between Public and Private Use - Evelin Wetter, Precious Metalwork and Textile Treasures in Late Medieval Hungary - Anna Boreczky, Book Culture in Medieval Hungary. VI. The Middle Ages after the Middle Ages - Imre Takács, Medieval Twilight or Early Modern Dawn: Art in the Era of Sigismund of Luxembourg - Arpád Mikó, A Renaissance Dream: Arts in the Court of King Matthias - Gábor Gyorgy Papp, Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Hungarian Architecture. Annex I. Medieval Artworks and Monuments - Erno Marosi, The Coronation Mantle of the Hungarian Kings, Originally Chasuble of King Stephen I and Queen Gisella - Erno Marosi, The Holy Crown of Hungary: The "Crown of Saint Stephen" - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Tihany - Krisztina Havasi, The Provostry Church of the Virgin Mary in Székesfehérvár - Krisztina Havasi, The Medieval Cathedral of Pécs - Imre Takács, The Medieval Saint Adalbert's Cathedral in Esztergom and the Porta Speciosa - Imre Takács, Vinni Lucherini, The Chapel of the Royal Palace of Esztergom and its Late-Medieval Mural Paintings - Imre Takács, The Medieval Cathedral of Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia) - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Lébény - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Ják - Xavier Barral i Altet, The Szentkirály Romanesque Tympanum - Pál Lovei, The Sepulchral Monument of Saint Margaret of Hungary - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Hungarian Angevin Legendary - Vinni Lucherini, The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle - Imre Takács, The Royal Palace of Visegrád - Zsombor Jékely, The Medieval Augustinian Church of Siklós and the Wall Paintings in the Sanctuary - Szilárd Papp, Gothic Statues from the Royal Palace of Buda - Szilárd Papp, The Castle of Vajdahunyad (Hunedoara) - Ivan Gerát, The High Altar Retable of Saint Elizabeth in Košice (Kassa/Kaschau) - Péter Farbaky, The Royal Palace of Buda during the Reigns of Matthias Corvinus and the Jagiellonian Kings - Péter Farbaky, The Bakócz Chapel of Esztergom. Annex II. Museums and Collections Holding Medieval Art - Piroska Biczó, The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest - Gyorgyi Poszler, The Old Hungarian Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest - Emese Sarkadi Nagy, The Christian Museum in Esztergom - Péter Farbaky, The Budapest History Museum - Agnes Ziegler-Bálint, The Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu (Nagyszeben/Hermannstadt) - Pál Lovei, Collections of Stone Carvings.
(Bibliotheca Academiae Hungariae - Roma. Studia, 7)
Item Number: 149532
Title: I Macchiaioli
Author: Bartolena, Simona
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 104pp., 85 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Meridiana, Genova.
Summary: Nella seconda metŕ dell’Ottocento Firenze č una delle capitali culturali piů attive in Europa, vero e proprio punto di riferimento per molti intellettuali provenienti da tutta Italia. Intorno ai tavoli di un caffč cittadino, il Caffč Michelangelo, si riunisce un gruppo di giovani artisti accomunati dallo spirito di ribellione verso il sistema accademico e dalla volontŕ di dipingere dal vero, secondo nuovi criteri di rappresentazione della realtŕ: sono Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori, Vincenzo Cabianca, Cristiano Banti, Raffaello Sernesi, Odoardo Borrani, Giuseppe Abbati, Silvestro Lega… i futuri “macchiaioli”. Sull’esempio della scuola di Barbizon, i pittori macchiaioli escono a dipingere en plein air, trasformando radicalmente l’idea di pittura di paesaggio e anticipando, per molti aspetti, le ricerche degli impressionisti francesi. Ma la loro azione di rinnovamento dell’arte italiana si estende anche ad altri generi pittorici: loro campi di sperimentazione sono il soggetto storico e quello tratto dalla vita quotidiana.
In pieno Risorgimento, in un periodo straordinario per la storia italiana, i macchiaioli sovvertono le consuetudini artistiche, accendendo una rivoluzione che si rivelerŕ fondamentale per la nascita della pittura moderna. Pubblicato a corredo della mostra autunnale genovese, il volume racconta, attraverso oltre cinquanta opere dei principali protagonisti del movimento – da Telemaco Signorini a Giovanni Fattori, da Vincenzo Cabianca e Silvestro Lega –, le caratteristiche e l’evoluzione di questo nuovo linguaggio pittorico, fondamentale per la nascita della pittura moderna.
Item Number: 148980
Title: A Companion to Medieval Toledo : Reconsidering the Canons
Author: Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine ; Jason Busic (eds)
Record created on 05/24/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 319pp. illus.
Summary: A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Reconsidering the Canons explores the limits of “Convivencia” through new and problematized readings of material familiar to specialists and offers a thoughtful initiation for the non-specialist into the historical, cultural, and religious complexity of the iconic city of Toledo. The volume seeks to understand the history and cultural heritage of the city as a result of fluctuating coexistence. Divided into three themed sections,- the essays consider additional material, new transcriptions, and perspectives that contribute to more nuanced understandings of traditional texts or events. The volume places this cultural history and these new readings into current scholarly debates and invites its readers to do the same.
Contents: Al-Ma?mun of Toledo - A Warrior in the Palace Garden, Michelle Hamilton ; Prestige to Power - Toledo's Cathedral Chapter and Assimilated Identity, Patrick Harris ; Evolución de las fortificaciones medievales en la Península Ibérica - el caso de Toledo, Fernando Valdés Fernandez ; Old Hispanic Chant Manuscripts of Toledo - Testimonies of a Local or of a Wider Tradition?, Raquel Rojo Carrillo ; Christian Theology in Arabic and the Mozarabs of Medieval Toledo - Primary Texts, Main Themes, and Potential Problems, Jason Busic ; Toledo 1449 - The Complex Political Space(s) and Dynamics of Civic Violence, Linde M. Brocato ; Toledo as a Geographical and Literary Reference in the Blood-Libel Legend, David Navarro ; Shared Legal Spaces in the Arabic Language Notarial Documents of Toledo, Yasmine Beale-Rivaya ; Tathlith al-wahdaniyya (The Trebling of the Oneness) - Translated from Arabic, Clint Hackenburg ; The Toledan Translation Movement and Dominicus Gundissalinus - Some Remarks on His Activity and Presence in Castile, Nicola Polloni ; Re-reading the Canons of Medieval Toledo - Echoes of Debates of Iberian Historiography.
(Brill's Companions to European History, 16)
Item Number: 146147
Title: De Titulis : Zur Vorgeschichte des modernen Bildtitels
Author: Bock, Nicolas
Record created on 07/03/2017
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 463pp., 27 color, 90 b&w illus. German text.
Summary: This volume touches equally on questions pertaining to literature studies and art history: the history and exegesis of image titles, called tituli, as well as their genre-specific positioning between text and image. The theoretical considerations of St. Paulinus of Nola and the birth of the Christian titulus in the 4th century are subjects under investigation, as are select examples from art history – Italian Madonnas painted by artists ranging from Simone Martini to Giovanni Bellini, German and French manuscripts, prints from the 15th and 16th centuries, and Burgundian tapestries from the circle of Charles the Bold.
(Kunstwissenschaftliche Studien, 195)
Item Number: 148104
Title: BRUEGEL : The Hand of the Master
Author: Sellink, Manfred ; Sabine Penot ; Ron Spronk (et al)
Record created on 02/13/2018
Description: Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 303p., 150 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. English edition.
Summary: On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions. They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist. Bruegel's inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.
Item Number: 148303
Title: William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum
Author: Campbell, Mungo
Record created on 03/13/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Yale Centre for British Art, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp., 275 illus. Exhibition held at The Hunterian, Glasgow.
Summary: William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition organised by the Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art, to celebrate the 2018 tercentenary of the Hunterian’s founder, Dr. William Hunter (1718–1783). This publication is the first in 150 years to assess the contribution made by Hunter, the Scottish-born obstetrician, anatomist, and collector, to the development of the modern museum as a public institution. Essays examine how Hunter gathered his collection to be used as a source of knowledge and instruction, encompassing outstanding paintings and works on paper, coins and medals, and anatomical and zoological specimens. Hunter also possessed ethnographic artifacts from Spain, the Middle East, China, and the South Pacific, and was an avid collector of medieval manuscripts and incunabula; these were all located within one of the most important “working” libraries of eighteenth-century London.
Item Number: 147655
Title: Palazzi del Cinquecento a Roma
Author: Conforti, Claudia ; Giovanna Sapori (eds)
Record created on 12/17/2017
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2017. 29cm., pbk., ca. 400pp. illus.
Contents: Giovanna Sapori, Botteghe, équipes e cantieri nei palazzi romani (1540-1570) - Perino del Vaga, Salviati, Vasari e Zuccari ; Sonia Amadio, Allestire una parete - disegni per la decorazione ad affresco nei palazzi romani ; Paola Picardi, La decorazione dei palazzi farnesiani alla metŕ del Cinquecento ; Nicolas Cordon, Artifices et paradoxes. Daniele da Volterra et les decors de stuc en trčs haut relief ; Jan L. de Jong, Paintings in palaces - descriptions and inscriptions ; Patrizia Di Benedetti, Giovanna Sapori, Una banca dati sulla decorazione dei palazzi fra 1540 e 1570 ; Beatrice Cirulli, I palazzi descritti e illustrati nelle guide di Roma del Cinquecento ; Patrizia Di Benedetti, La rappresentazione dei palazzi romani nelle incisioni del Cinquecento ; Ludovica Tiberti, Le incisioni di palazzi nel mercato delle stampe a Roma tra Cinque e Seicento ; Ilaria Sferrazza, Palazzi di Roma de piů celebri architetti - Pietro Ferrerio pittore e architetto ; Christoph Luitpold Frommel, Il palazzo italiano prima del Sacco di Roma (1527) ; Federico Bellini, Il portale nel palazzo romano ; Nicoletta Marconi, L' ornamento lapideo ; Micaela Antonucci, Tutto passa per le scale - la scala nei palazzi romani ; Carla Trovini, Stalle e rimesse nei palazzi romani ; Claudia Conforti, Maria Grazia D' Amelio, Di cieli e di palchi - soffitti lignei a lacunari in Roma moderna ; Claudia Conforti, Maria Grazia D' Amelio, Camini dei palazzi romani.
(Bollettino d'Arte - Volume Speciale)
Item Number: 149650
Title: Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular: The 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts
Author: Courch, Dale L. (ed)
Record created on 10/20/2018
Description: Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 216pp. illus.
Contents: This volume includes the following papers delivered at the 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, held Feb. 1–3, 2016: "The Story of Southern, in Pictures," by Robert M. Hicklin Jr.; "The Illusive Miss Cox: A Search for the Identity of a Clarke County Portrait," by Laura Pass Barry; "Woman in a Man’s World: Louise DuBose and the Battleship Georgia Silver," by Deborah Prosser; "Starrs and Stripes: Georgia Silver and Southern Filibusters," by Caroline G. Rainey; "John Abbot: Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist," by Beth Fowkes Tobin; "'Received . . . in a Most Friendly Manner': Moravians in Georgia," by Johanna Metzgar Brown; "Mary Jane Smithey’s Memorial Embroidery," by Kathleen Staples; "The Creolized Kitchen: Interpreting the Life of a Catawba Indian-Made Pan from Urban Charleston, 1800–1830," by Kelly Sharp; "A Masked Tradition: British Porcelain and Georgia Folk Pottery," by Joseph D. Litts; "Wedding Jug or Flower Vase: A Stoneware Vessel Explored," by Suzanne Findlen Hood; "Religion, Land, and Cultural Tradition: Johannes Spitler of the Shenandoah Valley, 1790–1809," by Elizabeth A. Davison; "'The Tree of Life, My Soul Hath Seen”: Painted Dower Chests in Walton County, Georgia," by Sumpter Priddy III; "Under Continental Influences: Current Research into the Long-Block Group of Georgia Furniture," by Dale L. Couch and Joseph D. Litts; as well as a foreword by museum director William Underwood Eiland and acknowledgments and a focus on a recent acqusition by Dale L. Couch, curator, Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative.
Item Number: 148800
Title: SALVADOR DALI at Home
Author: De Burca, Jackie
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: London: White Lion, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 176pp. illus.
Summary: Salvador Dalí at Home explores the influence of Catalan culture and tradition, Dalí's home life and the places he lived, on his life and work. Dalí was born in Figueres and was deeply connected to the area. Fully illustrated with over 150 illustrations of his iconic work, as well as less known pieces, archive imagery of contemporary landscapes and personal photographs, the book provides uniquely accessible insight into the people and places that shaped this iconic artist and how the homes and landscapes of his life relate to his work.
Item Number: 147442
Title: Divine Conception: The Art of the Annunciation
Author: Drummond, Sarah
Record created on 11/28/2017
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 176pp., 130 color illus.
Summary: Divine Conception: The Art of the Annunciation asks the questions: How to evoke the invisible in the visible? How to convey the divine in the human? Focussing on twelve specific aspects of the Annunciation (for instance, where Mary is reading, or where Joseph is present at the event), the book explores images (paintings, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, mosaics, sculpture, wall paintings, metal work) in the context of the period when they were made. Each chapter reflects on contemporaneous treatises, sermons, patron’s requirements, devotional practices, artistic conventions, theological concerns, that informed the artist and his audience. The works of art discussed relate to the Latin West from the earliest times, with a cut-off date towards the middle of the 16th century.
Item Number: 147379
Title: GIEDION and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture
Author: Geiser, Reto
Record created on 11/22/2017
Description: Zurich: GTA, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 400pp., 72 color, 128 b&w illus
Summary: Sigfried Giedion (1888–1968), one of the main protagonists of the architectural avant-garde in Europe, paradoxically achieved this reputation far from his homeland— in America. Nearly all of Giedion’s books written after his initial stay at Harvard University were published in English long before they became available in his native German. Reto Geiser sheds new light on Giedion’s life and reassesses his work through the lens of cultural transformation and modernization processes. The author questions the unbroken line of developments portrayed in the historiography of modern architecture, and argues that Giedion’s position in between two cultural spheres not only caused ruptures and contradictions in his work but also productively shaped its reception on either side of the Atlantic.
Item Number: 149651
Title: Bloom Where You're Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders
Author: Gillespie, Sarah Kate (et al)
Record created on 10/20/2018
Description: Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 136pp. with numerous color plates. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Drawn from one of the most important Georgia-based collections of American art, the catalogue features furniture and porcelain as well as paintings in a unique opportunity to see the exceptional collection from Bellmere, the home of Jim and Deen Day Sanders. Essays discuss a wide range of topics including the American West, depictions of reading in late 19th and early 20th century portraiture, creating a home out of the best decorative arts, and interpretations of Florida flora and fauna in an Ernest Lawson painting.
The authors of this collection are diverse and include conservation botanist Linda Chafin, State Botanical Garden of Georgia special events coordinator Connie Cottingham, curator of decorative arts Dale L. Couch, director William U. Eiland, curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie, associate professor of language and literacy education Jennifer Graff, curator of American paintings Donald D. Keyes, associate professor of history Akela Reason, graduate student Courtney Shimek, and former president of the Friends of the State Botanical Garden Mike Sikes.
Item Number: 147670
Title: In testimonium veritatis : Der Bronzegisant als Totenabbild im italienischen Quattrocento
Author: Goldenbaum, Laura
Record created on 12/18/2017
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 512pp., 19 color, 164 b&w illus. German text.
Summary: In the 15th century, a lifelike effigy of a deceased person, cast in bronze, gained popularity in Italian grave sculpture and the culture of remembrance. The author examines the bronze grave figures of popes, bishops, legal scholars and cardinals as a group of works and sets out on a search for biographical traces of those portrayed. A vivid picture is evoked of the intellectual and creative environment that motivated the commissioned artists and their patrons.
(Italienische Forschungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut, I Mandorli, 23)
Item Number: 149652
Title: CLINTON HILL
Author: Eiland, William Underwood
Record created on 10/20/2018
Description: Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 33cm., pbk., 124pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Clinton Hill was a multitalented artist who was a Renaissance man of the abstract. Neither cubist, futurist, minimalist, abstractionist, or constructivist, he was all at once. This book and the exhibition it accompanies (on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia January 6–March 19, 2018) constitute a survey of his career, from printmaker to painter, from pulp-paper pioneer to lyrical wall constructions. Hill’s biographer Susan Larsen referred to his “effortless fluency” of craft, from which his distinctive visual vocabulary takes voice and which these works demonstrate.
Item Number: 146146
Title: Florentiner Malerei – Alte Pinakothek : Die Gemälde des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts
Author: Hojer, Annette (et al)
Record created on 07/03/2017
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 744pp., 750 color illus. German text.
Summary: The catalogue of Florentine paintings in the Alte Pinakothek covers one of the internationally most important collections of paintings at the centre of the Renaissance. Some 80 works, including panels by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Sarto, have been thoroughly examined, art historically and technologically, for the first time. The written contributions present new findings on the attribution, provenance, iconography and the history of the genre and function. Analyses of materials and painting techniques explore the artists' working methods and enable a better understanding of correlations that led to a change of technique and style. Four introductory essays focus on the specific characteristics of Florentine painting seen in the light of current research on the art of the early modern era in Italy. The opulent inventory catalogue presents the results of an interdisciplinary research project at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and the Doerner Institut that was generously sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation.
Item Number: 148403
Title: Jewelry : The Body Transformed
Author: Holcomb, Melanie (ed)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 272pp., 300 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body that wears it? Establishing six different modes of ornamenting the body—Deconstructed, Divine, Regal, Idealized, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed book illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns it. More than 200 examples of exceptional jewelry and ornaments, created across the globe from antiquity to the present, are shown alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies to demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry. From earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Columbian Peru to designs by Yves Saint-Laurent, these precious and most intimate works of art provide insight not only about the wearer but also into the designers, artisans, and cultures that produced them.
Item Number: 148714
Title: Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985–1988
Author: Indiana, Gary ; Bruce Hainley (ed)
Record created on 04/18/2018
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, for Semiotext(e), 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 600pp. illus.
Summary: Gary Indiana's collected columns of art criticism from the Village Voice, documenting, from the front lines, the 1980s New York art scene. In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job as senior art critic. This made my life easier and lousy at the same time. I now had to actually enter all those galleries instead of peeking in the windows. At times, the only tangible perk was having the chump for a fifth of vodka whenever twenty more phonies had flattered my ass off in the course of a working week.—from Vile Days. From March 1985 through June 1988 in The Village Voice, Gary Indiana reimagined the weekly art column. Thirty years later, Vile Days brings together for the first time all of those vivid dispatches, too long stuck in archival limbo, so that the fire of Indiana's observations can burn again. In the midst of Reaganism, the grim toll of AIDS, and the frequent jingoism of postmodern theory, Indiana found a way to be the moment's Baudelaire. He turned the art review into a chronicle of life under siege. As a critic, Indiana combines his novelistic and theatrical gifts with a startling political acumen to assess art and the unruly environments that give it context. No one was better positioned to elucidate the work of key artists at crucial junctures of their early careers, from Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince to Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman, among others. But Indiana also remained alert to the aesthetic consequence of sumo wrestling, flower shows, public art, corporate galleries, and furniture design. Edited and prefaced by Bruce Hainley, with an afterword by Tobi Haslett, Vile Days provides an opportunity to track Indiana's emergence as one of the most prescient writers of his generation.
Item Number: 149483
Title: Pavimenti barocchi veneziani
Author: Lazzarini, Lorenzo ; Wolfgang Wolters (eds)
Record created on 08/31/2018
Description: Caselle di Sommacampagna-Venezia: Cierre, l'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 198pp. illus., most in color. Papers presented at a conference held at Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in collabortion with the Regione del Veneto (Venezia, 22-23 ottobre 2015).
Summary: Le pavimentazioni dei monumenti pubblici, religiosi e privati di Venezia - talvolta straordinariamente ricche, di insolita bellezza e spesso disegnate dagli architetti piů attivi e famosi operanti nel Veneto - sono parte integrante della fabbrica e concorrono in misura non trascurabile a caratterizzare il volto delle architetture cittadine. Sull'argomento - finora poco indagato e stranamente trascurato dalla maggior parte degli studiosi di architettura veneziana - Cierre, in coedizione con l'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, ha giŕ pubblicato due volumi: il primo (curato da Lorenzo Lazzarini) dedicato ai pavimenti in terrazzo, il secondo (curato da Lorenzo Lazzarini e Wolfgang Wolters) a quelli lapidei del Rinascimento. Con questo terzo volume sui pavimenti apparsi tra il Seicento e l'Ottocento, formeranno un prezioso strumento sia per gli studi specialistici, sia di supporto all'attivitŕ di conservazione e restauro. Per lo piů rivolti all'esame degli artefatti lagunari, i saggi di questa terza opera toccano anche altre esperienze peninsulari - romane, fiorentine, napoletane e siciliane - e illustrano alcuni casi esemplari di restauri condotti su pavimentazioni di etŕ barocca.
Contents: Lorenzo Lazzarini, I materiali lapidei dei pavimenti barocchi veneziani ; Wolfgang Wolters, Pavimenti veneziani del Sei e Settecento nel loro contesto ; Martin Gaier, Appunti per una storia della pavimentazione esterna a Venezia ; Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, I pavimenti di Antonio Gaspari ; Disegni di pavimenti, Venezia, Museo Correr, Raccolta Gaspari, a cura di Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo ; Mario Piana, Le geometrie dei disegni pavimentali di Antonio Gaspari ; Andrew Hopkins, Processional Pavements for Santa Maria della Salute ; Paola Rossi, Notizie d'archivio su alcuni progetti e lavori per i pavimenti della Scuola Grande di San Rocco ; Doretta Davanzo Poli, Dai tessili ai pavimenti: fiori, uccelli e geometrie ; Luciana Giacomelli, Pavimenti "di fini Marmi ŕ varij colori" in Trentino ; Annamaria Giusti, I pavimenti lapidei a Firenze in epoca barocca ; Paolo Sanvito, Il ruolo storico dei pavimenti a marmo commesso policromo nella Napoli di Fanzago: un approc- cio inedito al barocco sacro ; Stefano Piazza, Pavimenti lapidei nell'architettura siciliana di etŕ moderna: un primo bilancio ; Tiziana Favaro, Il restauro del pavimento marmoreo della chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta dei Gesuiti a Venezia ; Giovanna Pellizzari, Eleonora Basso, Il restauro conservativo del pavimento del presbiterio della chiesa di San Pantalon a Venezia ; Elisa Pannunzio, L'intervento sulle pavimentazioni barocche della Basilica della Salute.
Item Number: 149605
Title: The Taste of Virtuosi. Collezionismo e mecenatismo in Italia 1400-1900
Author: Leonardi, Andrea (ed)
Record created on 10/10/2018
Description: Firenze: Edifir, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 223pp. illus.
Contents: Boston-Bari-Chicago - the Taste of Virtuosi. Un'introduzione tra critica e linee di studi, Andrea Leonardi ; Dentro e fuori il palazzo. Ricchezza privata e magnificenza pubblica a Bologna - alcuni esempi attorno e oltre ai Bentivoglio, Cecilia Cavalca ; I marchesi Del Carretto a Finale Ligure - mecenatismo rinascimentale (con una proposta per Giulio Romano), Massimiliano Caldera ; Lusso alla corte dei marchesi Del Carretto a Finale Ligure. Tessuti preziosi da abiti e vesti sacre, Magda Tassinari ; Filippo Archinto e Tiziano. Il gusto dei lombardi per la pittura veneta del Cinquecento, Laura Facchin ; La collezione Moroni di Bergamo - dal palazzo di via Porta Dipinta al 'Cavaliere in rosa', Beatrice Bolandrini ; Strategia familiare e committenza nella Lombardia spagnola - i Litta marchesi di Gambolň e altri percorsi nel patriziato milanese, Gianpaolo Angelini, Alessandra Casati ; Benvenuti al Sud. Il gusto dei genovesi nel Regno di Napoli - materiali di ricerca, Andrea Leonardi ; Il 'salone delle feste' e la quadreria De Paů a Terlizzi - un modello di connoisseurship nella Puglia del Settecento, Giuseppe De Sandi ; "Gli aviti esempi" - Giambattista Giovio (1748- 1814), collezionista di biografie, Alessandra Mita Ferraro ; Paolino Caliari (1763-1835). Pittore, collezionista e falsario a Verona, Loredana Olivato ; Margherita Nugent (1891-1954). Lo sguardo di un'intenditrice d'arte sul Barocco genovese, Andrea Leonardi, Giuseppe De Sandi ; English Abstracts, a cura di Marco Barletta.
(Studi e percorsi storico artistici)
Item Number: 149530
Title: Donnaregina Vecchia a Napoli : La chiesa della regina
Author: Leone de Castris, Pierluigi
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Roma: Elio de Rosa editore, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp., ca. 130 color illus.
Summary: La chiesa vecchia di Santa Maria Donnaregina, eretta per volontŕ di Maria d'Ungheria, regina consorte di Carlo II d'Angiň, e oggi parte del circuito del Museo Diocesano di Napoli, č sicuramente l'esempio meglio conservato e meno modificato di un organismo ecclesiale di etŕ angioina completo della sua decorazione a fresco e scultorea. Storia, origini e trasformazioni della chiesa e del monastero; la figura della regina Maria (1257-1323), dalla sua biografia al suo mecenatismo e al suo sepolcro scolpito dallo scultore senese Tino di Camaino (1323-26) ancora presente in chiesa; e poi l'originale architettura di questa chiesa monastica, caratterizzata da un ampio coro sopraelevato che doveva ospitare le tante monache - specie di famiglia nobile - che vi s'erano rinchiuse. Ampio spazio dedica, inoltre, l'autore, sulla scorta dei lunghi studi condotti, alla pittura napoletana del Trecento, alla straordinaria decorazione a fresco che ricopre le pareti e alle opere d'arte che doverono arricchirla nel corso dei secoli successivi alla morte della regina fondatrice e prima della costruzione della nuova chiesa barocca che l'avrebbe sostituita: dal magnifico soffitto rinascimentale in legno intagliato, dipinto e dorato ai pavimenti maiolicati e agli affreschi e alle sepolture che non piů soltanto la regina, ma ormai le varie badesse e i vari membri di alcune famiglie nobili napoletane - i Loffredo, i Caracciolo - vollero far realizzare, per ovvi motivi di prestigio, nell'antica "chiesa della regina". A conclusione un'ampia bibliografia.
Item Number: 148399
Title: MANTEGNA and BELLINI : A Renaissance Family
Author: Campbell, Caroline (et al)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: London: National Gallery, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 304pp., 275 illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431–1506) and Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430–1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical innovations, that are among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Exploring the fruitful dynamic between Mantegna’s inventive compositional approach and interest in classical antiquity and Bellini’s passion for landscape painting, this fascinating volume examines how these two artists, who were also brothers-in-law, influenced and responded to each other’s work. Full of new insights and captivating juxtapositions—including comparisons of each of the artist’s depictions of the Agony in the Garden and the Presentation to the Temple—this study reveals that neither Mantegna’s nor Bellini’s achievements can be fully understood in isolation and that their continuous creative exchanges shaped the work of both.
Item Number: 149261
Title: Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, Volume 1 : The Old Town and South Edinburgh
Author: McKenzie, Ray ; Dianne King ; Tracy Smith
Record created on 07/05/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 496pp., 329 b&w illus.
Summary: This is the twentieth volume in the Public Sculpture of Britain series, the ambitious collaboration between Liverpool University Press and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association that will eventually document the outdoor sculptural heritage of the whole of the UK. Public sculpture is defined in this context as any work of three-dimensional art located in an unregulated public space, typically consisting of free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings and statues attached to buildings, and contemporary site-specific interventions. A subject that was until recently overlooked as a matter of marginal relevance to the history of art, public sculpture has been shown through the Liverpool University Press series to offer a range of important insights into the built environment, enriching our understanding of architecture and city planning, and raising many challenging issues relating to the development of society as a whole. This is nowhere better illustrated than in Edinburgh, where the richness of its history as a capital city, and the dramatic power of its urban topography, have combined to create a uniquely fertile breeding ground for public sculpture of every kind. With the coverage divided between two companion volumes, the study begins appropriately with the historic Old Town, and the various suburbs extending from it to the south.
(Public Sculpture of Britain.)
Item Number: 149262
Title: Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, Volume 2 : The New Town, Leith and the Outer Suburbs
Author: McKenzie, Ray ; Dianne King ; Tracy Smith
Record created on 07/05/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 496pp., 330 b&w illus.
Summary: This book is the companion to Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, volume 1, 'The Old Town and South Edinburgh', extending the coverage to the First New Town and its environs, and beyond that to the former independent burgh of Leith. It provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the entire spectrum of public sculptures to be found in these parts of the city, including free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings, and contemporary site-specific interventions. Based on extensive new research, the text is structured as a catalogue raisonné, with each entry comprising a detailed description of the work, an account of how it came to be commissioned, and an analysis of its cultural significance. There are also separate appendices dealing with important works that have been lost or destroyed, minor works and sculptural coats of arms. The study of public sculpture is now recognised as offering a range of new insights into the development of the urban realm. Those insights are brought together here to provide a comprehensive resource for historians, architects, urban planners and conservators, and a narrative history that will be of interest to all who care about Edinburgh, and wish to celebrate its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(Public Sculpture of Britain.)
Item Number: 146145
Title: Marblemania : Kavaliersreisen und der römische Antikenhandel
Author: Miller, Norbert
Record created on 07/03/2017
Description: München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 183pp., 162 illus., most in color. German text.
Summary: The trade with antiquities flourished in Rome through an influx of mostly noble travelers, who visited the city in the 18th century while on their grand tours. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the most influential of the resident architectural theoreticians and a connoisseur of the classical era, also took part in this business that was very popular among English gentleman. To satiate a hunger for classical antiquities of all kinds, excavations were conducted in the widest-reaching environs of the city for statues, reliefs and vases, while sculptors feverishly labored in their workshops on copies and sculptural enhancements. Collectors throughout Europe sought out art dealerships, such as those operated by Gavin Hamilton and David Jenkins, which were well-known instutions until the French Revolution. Even today, the resolutely completed sculptures that were recreated in this fashion adorn more than just English country estates and city residences. European Neoclassicism of the second half of the 18th century would also be unthinkable without this unselfconscious, semi-playful cult with antiquities.
Item Number: 148553
Title: MARIANNE NORTH : The Collection at Kew
Record created on 03/30/2018
Description: Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 352pp., 800 color illus.
Summary: To wander through the Marianne North gallery at Kew Gardens is to visit the world. The gallery’s dense display of botanical paintings are arranged geographically, allowing viewers to wander from pole to pole by examining the diverse plants that cover the globe. The paintings also hint at the story of their remarkable creator, Marianne North. Born in England in 1830, North refused to be limited to the domestic spaces to which Victorian women were so often confined. Rather, her travels took her to Ceylon, Japan, and Brazil, and she documented the plants she encountered along the way. Her detailed renderings of plants that few were able to see in person provided critical information for the growing science of botany, and many now bear her name as a tribute to her intrepid discoveries. What’s more, the paintings she made are a colorful record of the beauty that covers the earth in its diverse plants. For the first time, this collection is now accessible to a wide public in book form. All the paintings that hang in the gallery—more than eight hundred in total—are included in this spectacular book. Organized geographically to correspond with the collection’s representation at Kew, this book allows us all to relive North’s remarkable travels and thrilling discoveries, relishing the world’s lush and diverse plants.
Item Number: 148643
Title: Photography and Sport
Author: O'Mahony, Mike
Record created on 04/11/2018
Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 176pp., 50 color, 50 b&w illus.
Summary: From the inception of the Daguerreotype in 1839, photography has been widely deployed to document sports as an important social activity. In the earliest days, these photos took the form of staged genre scenes and portraiture, but as technical capabilities developed, new vistas of visual possibilities opened up, and photography was increasingly used to explore the high-speed movement of bodies in action. The sporting photograph has emerged as a significant genre within image-making, establishing new forms in the development of its own aesthetic. Running the gamut of this action-infused genre, Photography and Sport incorporates the work of a wide range of photographers, from the canonical to the anonymous. Whether preserved in faded sepia, rich black and white, or glorious Kodachrome, photography’s encounters with sports—the stylistic choices made, the acceptance or rejection of visual conventions, and how these photographs encapsulate the various ways we have regarded and watched sports throughout history—have significant stories to tell. In exploring these images, we come to understand the crucial role photography has played not only in preserving sports history, but in shaping the very ways we see today.
Item Number: 148072
Title: The Pont-Aven School - Cradle of the Modern Sensibility
Author: Rouart, Jean-Marie ; Estelle Guille des Buttes ; Adrien Goetz
Record created on 02/08/2018
Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 76pp., 28 color illus. English text.
Summary: Pont-Aven has lent its name to one of the most famous schools of painting in modern art and is now automatically associated with Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. In 1888, in this Breton village in southern Finistčre, the two painters set about inventing the features of a completely new style of painting: Synthetism. Breaking with academic orthodoxy and heavily influenced by Japanese prints, they introduced novel aesthetic principles distinguished especially by a belief in simple forms and the use of colour applied in large patches edged by a dark line. This approach further distanced itself from the art that preceded it in its taste for matt tones and the rejection of traditional perspective. This new book reveals to a wider public the important collection that Alexandre Mouradian amassed in only a few years. The collection reflects its creator’s great passion for the artists of the Pont-Aven group, as well as others in Brittany and beyond who embraced the new ideas of Bernard and Gauguin without ever losing their individuality. Whether in painting or printmaking, each of these was able to move beyond the imitation of observed reality to express the deepest aspect of his personality: his emotions. The works selected by the collector eloquently show the international reach of what was not strictly speaking a school, in the full sense of the term. Since the private Paris academies were closed during the summer, artists from all over Europe went to Pont-Aven and Le Pouldu to seek inspiration and “to dare” like Gauguin.
Item Number: 148524
Title: Conversations about Sculpture
Author: SERRA, RICHARD ; Hal Foster
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 272pp., 116 illus.
Summary: Presenting more than a decade of conversations between celebrated artist Richard Serra (b. 1938) and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster, published here for the first time, this volume offers revelations into Serra’s prolific six-decade career, his influences, and the beliefs and ideas that have informed his working practice. Conversations about Sculpture is both an intimate look at Serra’s life and work, with candid reflections on personal moments of discovery, and an examination of sculptural form from antiquity to today. Serra and Foster explore subjects ranging from the artist’s work in steel mills as a young man; the impact of music, dance, and architecture on his work; the importance of materiality and site specificity; the controversies and contradictions his work has faced; and his commitment to sculpture as experience. They also discuss sources of inspiration—from Donatello and Brancusi to Japanese gardens and Machu Picchu—revealing a history of sculpture across time and culture through the eyes of one of the medium’s most brilliant figures.
Item Number: 147218
Title: ADRIAEN VAN STALBEMT 1580-1662 : Kritischer Katalog der Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Author: Ertz, Klaus ; Christa Nitze-Ertz
Record created on 11/02/2017
Description: Lingen: Luca Verlag, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 415pp., 84 color, 480 b&w illus. (Flämische Maler im Umkreis der grossen Meister, 11)
Item Number: 149575
Title: Art, faith and medicine in TINTORETTO's Venice
Author: Matino, G. ; C. Klesinec
Record created on 09/27/2018
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Venezia
Summary: The exhibition explores the representation of the human body in artistic and medical traditions and defines their role in renaissance culture. The Scuola Grande di San Marco offers the perfect scenario for the presentation of the relationship between art and medicine, anatomical studies and religious beliefs, drawing archive documents, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, prints, medals, drawings and paintings. The catalogue examines topics such as medical care for the poor brothers of the School as a means of spiritual purification and the figure of Tommaso Rangone as doctor and patron of Tintoretto.
Contents: Investment in Charity - The Welfare Activities of the Scuola Grande di San Marco in the Sixteenth Century, Paola Benussi ; Tommaso Giannotti Rangone, A Life Modeled on Books and (not just medical) Art, Sabrina Minuzzi ; 'When God's Majesty Publicly Scourges a People' - Combating Plague in Sixteenth-Century Venice, Michelle Laughran ; Domenico Tintoretto and the 1630-31 Plague, Jennifer Gear ; Animating the Body - The Roles and Reasons for Anatomical Study in the Renaissance, Cynthia Klestinec ; Domenico Tintoretto's Life-Drawing - Anatomy of an Artistic Reform, Gabriele Matino ; Learned Hands - Skills, Experience, and Knowledge in Sixteenth-Century Surgery, Paola Savoia ; Bookish Anatomies, The Medical Manual in the First Century of Printing, Ilaria Andreoli.
Item Number: 149364
Title: Descrizione delle Chiese, Monasteri, et Oratori della Citta di Pisa
Author: Tronci, Paolo ; Stefano Bruni (ed)
Record created on 07/27/2018
Description: Pisa: ETS, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, 75pp. intro. text, 630pp. illus. facsimile.
Summary: Il manoscritto oggi č custodito nell’Archivio Capitolare presso l’Archivio Storico Diocesano di Pisa con la segnatura Ms. C 152/153. L’opera, in bella e chiara grafia, č verosimilmente una copia di dono, composta da 284 fogli e contenente 115 illustrazioni ad acquerello. Si tratta di una straordinaria raccolta, che č stata giudicata come uno dei migliori e piů maturi frutti della letteratura periegetica italiana intorno alla metŕ del Seicento.
Contents: Il canonico pisano Paolo Tronci e la nascita della Storia della Chiesa in Italia, Stefano Sodi ; La fortuna del manoscritto dopo Paolo Tronci, Daniela Stiaffini ; Le immagini sacre nell'opera di Paolo Tronci tra devozione, culto e collezionismo, Francesca Barsotti ; Il manoscritto, Elisa Carrara ; Nota sui criteri di impaginazione e inquadratura ; Descrizione delle Chiese, Monasteri, et Oratori della Cittŕ di Pisa.
Item Number: 146816
Title: CY TWOMBLY : Fifty Days at Iliam
Author: Basualdo, Carlos (ed)
Record created on 09/26/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 160pp., 80 color illus.
Summary: This revelatory publication provides a comprehensive and multifaceted account of Cy Twombly’s masterpiece Fifty Days at Iliam (1978), a series of ten paintings based on Alexander Pope’s 18th-century translation of Homer’s Iliad. Essays by a team of both art historians and scholars of Greco-Roman studies explore topics including the paintings’ literary and cultural references to antiquity and Twombly’s broader engagement with the theme of the Trojan War, which first appeared in his work in the early 1960s and was a subject to which he would return throughout his career. Firsthand accounts of the artist at work complement the essays. Images of the canvases and related drawings and sculptures are joined by previously unpublished photographs showing Fifty Days at Iliam in the artist's studio at the time of their completion.
Item Number: 148465
Title: LUIGI VALADIER
Author: Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar ; Xavier F. Salomon
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: London: Giles, in association with The Frick Collection, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 544pp., 468 color illus.
Summary: Luigi Valadier (1726–1785) was an extraordinarily inventive Roman metalsmith, talented draftsman, and maker of both table decorations and objects in gilt bronze, marble, and hard stone. His exquisite table centrepieces—produced for popes, royalty, and aristocrats, in Rome, as well as in France, England, Spain, and Portugal—were considered the height of luxury in the eighteenth century, and his fame spread far and wide. This new volume highlights works produced by the Valadier workshop with comparative objects, designs, and transcripts. Lavishly illustrated, this book is the first complete monograph on Luigi Valadier and the only comprehensive publication on Valadier in English. Shedding new light on the provenance and dating of some work, the volume further identifies the roles performed inside the workshop by the celebrated dynasty of craftsmen that included Luigi’s French-born father Andrea and his son Giuseppe, as well as detailing the Valadier family’s collaborations with other workshops and artists. Luigi Valadier provides an indispensable resource for future scholarship and is a must-have for collectors, dealers, and scholars.
Contents: I. The Valadier Family. II. Andrea Valadier. III. Secular Silver. IV. Desers. V. Colored Stones and Gilt Metal. VI. WorkS for the Museo Profano. VII. Opus Sacrum. VIII. Bronzes. IX. Furnishings and Decoration. X. Giuseppe Valadier and the End of the Workshop. XI. Models from the Valadier Registro generale of 1810.
Item Number: 148247
Title: Collectors' Visions: Arts of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Americas
Author: Valluet, Christine
Record created on 03/02/2018
Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp., 300 color illus.
Summary: Presenting more than 200 stunning works from Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Southeast Asia, some published here for the first time, this book explores how Western artists and collectors first came to appreciate art from these previously unknown cultures in the early 20th century. At a time of unprecedented turmoil and upheaval in the art world, artists like Picasso, Man Ray, and others were exposed to African and other art for the first time and became seduced by its power and extraordinary expressiveness. This book explores the role this art has played in the history of modern and contemporary art and looks at the way beauty was perceived through the eye of explorers, ethnographers, artists, collectors, and dealers, who fell in love with what was then called “primitive” art.
Item Number: 149609
Title: D'odio e d'amore : GIORGIO VASARI e artisti a Bologn
Author: Faietti, Marzia ; Michele Grasso
Record created on 10/11/2018
Description: Firenze: Giunti, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, ca. 192pp. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze. Italian text.
Summary: As is evident from some passages from the “Lives”, the relationship between Giorgio Vasari and the Bolognese artists was quite troublesome. He incidentally speaks about them by saying that they have “the head full of arrogance and smoke”. And talking about Michelangelo’s life he even points out that after only one year he left Bologna because he “wasted time there”. Vasari generally reproach Bolognese artists for their lack of knowledge about ancient classical art as source of inspiration for their works. Nonetheless his harsh criticism is destined to soften throughout the years: he for example says that if Correggio had gone away from Emilia to settle in Rome, he probably would have worked miracles. And coming to the following generation of artists, he even says words of praise about their works. Curated by Maria Faietti and Michele Grasso, the exhibition “On Hate and Love – Giorgio Vasari and the artists in Bologna” explores in detail such a problematic and ambiguous relationship between Vasari and the painters from Bologna in order to emphasize the emergence of new unexpected and surprising aspects.
Item Number: 148277
Title: Hieroglyph, Emblem, and Renaissance Pictography
Author: Volkmann, Ludwig ; Robin Raybould (ed)
Record created on 03/08/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 308pp. illus.
Summary: Robin Raybould’s Hieroglyph, Emblem and Renaissance Pictography is the first English translation of Ludwig Volkmann’s Bilderschriften der Renaissance, the classic text which promoted the symbol as a defining cultural and literary characteristic of early modern Europe. Volkmann enumerates and describes many of the works which illustrated the contemporary obsession with hieroglyph, emblem and device, particularly those from France and Germany, thus complementing Karl Giehlow’s earlier Hieroglyphenkunde on the subject. Volkmann’s book highlights both Renaissance theories of the image as language and the symbol as an aid to an understanding of the meaning of life and the nature of God. Raybould’s translation has been described as elegant, admirable and impeccable and includes an introduction, extensive notes and several additional essays on topics relevant to the field.
Contents: The Hieroglyphics of the Italian Humanists ; Emblematics and Its Derivatives: Imprese and Devices ; Hieroglyphics North of the Alps ; Resonances from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; Appendix: Hieroglyphs and Emblems in Printers and Publishers Marks (Signeten).
(Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 281-28. Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History)
Item Number: 148988
Title: ANDY WARHOL : Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 5 : Paintings 1976-1978
Author: Printz, Neil ; Sally King-Nero (eds)
Record created on 05/24/2018
Description: London-New York: Phaidon, 2018. 2 vols. 29cm., hardcover, 822pp. illus.
Summary: This two-book addition to The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné persuasively demonstrates the subversive core of Warhol's art. Intent on radical departure from his portraiture in the early seventies, Warhol's production gradually became anything but 'just faces'. From portraits of athletes and self-portraits to his Skull and Hammer and Sickle series, the Torso and Sex Parts paintings, and his abstract Piss, Oxidation, and Cum canvases, volume 5 showcases Warhol's work as powerful, and provocative as ever.
Item Number: 149283
Title: The Twentieth Century German Art Exhibition : Answering Degenerate Art in 1930s London
Author: Wasensteiner, Lucy
Record created on 07/09/2018
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 234pp., 62 b&w illus.
Summary: This book represents the first study dedicated to Twentieth Century German Art, the 1938 London exhibition which was the largest international response to the cultural policies of National Socialist Germany and the infamous Munich exhibition Degenerate Art. Provenance research into the catalogued exhibits has enabled a full reconstruction of the show for the first time: its contents and form, its contributors and their motivations, and its impact both in Britain and internationally. Presenting the research via six case-study exhibits, the book sheds new light on the exhibition and reveals it as one of the largest émigré projects of the period, which drew contributions from scores of German émigré collectors, dealers, art critics, and from the ‘degenerate’ artists themselves. The book explores the show’s potency as an anti-Nazi statement, which prompted a direct reaction from Hitler himself.
Contents: Chapter One: The Organisation of Twentieth Century German Art. Chapter Two: Campendonk's 'Jumping Beast': Neutrality and Resistance in Swiss Museums. Chapter Three: Schmitt-Rottluff's 'Fishermen's Houses': Art and Status in Exile. Chapter Four: Liebermann's 'The Potato Gatherer': German Modernism, German Dealers and the London Art Market. Chapter Five: Schwitters' 'The Golden Ear': 'Degenerate' Artists as Lenders to London. Chapter Six: Macke's 'Men on a Bridge': Loans from the Reich. Chapter Seven: Baumeister's 'Kneeling Group': The British and Twentieth Century German Art. Chapter Eight: The Reception of Twentieth Century German Art in Britain and Germany. Conclusion. Appendix One: Index of Twentieth Century German Art exhibits. Appendix Two: Index of Twentieth Century German Art Lenders.
Item Number: 149653
Title: The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics
Author: Wisniewski, Robert
Record created on 10/22/2018
Available January 2019
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Description: Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press, 2019. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp.
Summary: Christians have often admired and venerated martyrs who died for their faith, but for long time thought that the bodies of martyrs should remain undisturbed in their graves. Initially, Christian attitude toward the bones of the dead, saint or not, was that of respectful distance. The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics examines how this changed in the mid-fourth century. Robert Wisniewski investigates how Christians began to believe in power of relics, first, over demons, then over physical diseases and enemies. He considers how they sought to reveal hidden knowledge at the tombs of saints and why they buried the death close to them. An essential element of this new belief was a string conviction that the power of relics was transferred in a physical way and so the following chapters study relics as material objects. Wisniewski analyses what the contact with relics looked like and how close it was. Did people touch, kiss, or look at the very bones, or just at reliquaries which contained them? When did the custom of dividing relics appear? Finally, the book the book deals with discussions and polemics concerning relics and tries to find out how strong was the opposition which this new phenomenon had to face, both within and outside Christianity on its way relics to become an essential element of the medieval religiosity.
Contents: 1. Prehistory and Early Chronology of the Cult of Relics. 2. The First Miracles. 3. Defenders of Cities. 4. Relics and Divination. 5. Burials ad Sanctos. 6. Finding Relics. 7. Touching Relics. 8. Displaying and Seeing Relics. 9. Dividing Relics. 10. Discussions and Theology. 11. Eastern, Western, and Local Habits in the Cult of Relics.
Item Number: 128599
Title: Eye and Art in Ancient Greece : Studies in Archaeoaesthetics
Author: Witcombe, Christopher
Record created on 12/30/2013
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. hardcover, 250pp., 61 color, 4 b&w illus. English text.
Summary: Eye and Art in Ancient Greece examines the art of ancient Greece through reconstructions of how the Greeks saw and understood the products of their own visual culture. The material is approached using a newly developed methodology of archaeoaesthetics by which past modes of vision and perception are examined in conjunction with prevailing notions of pleasure and judgement with the purpose of identifying the visual and psychological contexts within which the aesthetics of a culture emerge. Through a wide-ranging examination of ideas found in early written sources, the book examines various key aspects of Greek visual culture, such as continuity and change, nudity, identity, lifelikeness, mimesis, personation and enactment, symmetria, dance, harmony, and the modal representation of emotions, with the aim of comprehending how and why choices were made in the conception and making of artifacts. Special attention is given to factors contributing to the formation of taste and the emergence and transmission over time of concepts of art and beauty and the means by which they were identified and judged. The approach facilitates encounters with the material in ways that give rise to new insights into how the ancient Greeks experienced their own visual culture and how Greek art may be understood by us today.
Item Number: 149361
Title: La copia pittorica a Napoli tra ‘500 e ‘600
Author: Zezza, Andrea ; David García Cueto (eds)
Record created on 07/27/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 200pp. illus., most in color.
Summary: Anche se tratto molto rappresentativo della cultura visiva napoletana di etŕ moderna, il fenomeno della copia pittorica a Napoli ha finora ricevuto scarsa attenzione. Il progetto Copimonarch. La copia pittorica nella Monarchia Ispanica, secoli XVI-XVIII (HAR2014-52061-P, Ministero di Economía y Competitividad, Gobierno de Espańa), intende riconsiderare le copie pittoriche di quei secoli nei parametri della piů attuale storiografia, focalizzando sui grandi centri artistici della Penisola Iberica, ma anche sui territori legati in passato al potere spagnolo. Uno di questi č il regno di Napoli, la cui capitale fu il principale centro artistico del Sud d'Italia e la piů popolosa cittŕ dell'impero spagnolo tra XVI e XVII. Napoli fu anche un grande centro di produzione e diffussione di copie pittoriche, le quali molto spesso servirono a diffondere le creazioni d'artisti come Caravaggio, Ribera e Luca Giordano. Da Napoli, non poche di quelle copie passarono al territorio iberico, aiutando a stringere i molti legami artistici e culturali creati allora tra Napoli e la Spagna. Questo volume intende per la prima volta analizzare dalla sua specificitŕ le copie pittoriche della scuola napoletana, il che risulta possibile grazie alla partecipazione di riconosciuti studiosi italiani e spagnoli provenienti dalle universitŕ, dai musei e dalle fondazioni culturali.
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