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Item Number: 148781
Title: Silent History : Body Language and Nonverbal Identity, 1860-1914
Author: Andersson, Peter K
Record created on 04/26/2018
Description: Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 98 photos.
Summary: The written and verbal traces of the past have been extensively studied by historians, but what about the nonverbal traces? In recent years, historians have expanded their attention to other kinds of sources, but seldom have they taken into account the most vital and omnipresent nonverbal aspect of life - body language. Silent History explores the potential of early photography to uncover the structure and nature of everyday body language in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a close study of street photography by pioneering photographers who were the first to document urban everyday life with hidden cameras, Peter Andersson examines a key period of history in a new light. By focusing on a number of body poses and gestures common to the nonverbal communication of the fin de siècle, he reveals the identifications and connotations of daily social interaction beyond the written word. Andersson also depicts a broader picture of the body and its relationship to popular culture by placing photographic analysis within a context of magazine illustration, caricature, music-hall entertainment, and the elusive urban subcultures of the day. Studying archival photographs from Austria, England, and Sweden, Silent History provides a clear picture of the emergence of the modern bodily conventions that still define us.
Item Number: 149296
Title: Art and Resistance in Germany
Author: Barnstone, Deborah Ascher ; Elizabeth Otto
Record created on 07/11/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 265pp., 83 b&w illus.
Contents: 1) How Art Resists, Deborah Ascher Barnstone and Elizabeth Otto. 2) Cut with the Kitchen Knife: Visualizing Politics in Berlin Dada, Patrizia McBride. 3) Existence-Minimum Architecture Walter Gropius's Dammerstock, 1929, Kevin Berry. 4) Authority and Ambiguity: Three Sculptors in National Socialist Germany, Nina Lubbren. 5) Teach Your Children Well: Hermynia Zur Mühlen, George Grosz, and the Art of Radical Pedagogy in Germany between the World Wars, Barbara McCloskey. 6) Parting Shots: Ella Bergmann Michel's Wahlkampf 1932 (Letzte Wahl), Jennifer Kapczynski. 7) War Feeds its People Better: Meryl Streep, Brecht and the Limits of Revolutionary Theater, Noah Soltau. 8) Montage as Meme: Learning from the Radical Avant-Gardes, Sabine Kriebel. 9) On the Subversiveness of Two Silverpoints by Otto Dix, James van Dyke. 10) A Whisper Rather than a Shout: Ursula Wilms and Heinz Hallmann's Topography of Terror, Kathleen James-Chakraborty. 11) From Anti-Nazi Postcards to Anti-Trump Social Media: Resistance, Opposition, or Cold Comfort? Peter Chametzky. 12) Opera as Resistance: Helmut Lachenmann's Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, Joy Calico. 13) Montage as a Form of Aesthetic Resistance Today: Marcel Odenbach and Thomas Hirschhorn, Verena Krieger.
(Visual Cultures and German Contexts)
Item Number: 148757
Title: Moved to Tears: Rethinking the Art of the Sentimental in the United States
Author: Bedell, Rebecca
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 232pp., 69 color, 44 b&w illus.
Summary: A bold new view of sentimental art’s significance in American visual culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. In Moved to Tears, Rebecca Bedell overturns received ideas about sentimental art. Countering its association with trite and saccharine Victorian kitsch, Bedell argues that major American artists—from John Trumbull and Charles Willson Peale in the eighteenth century and Asher Durand and Winslow Homer in the nineteenth to Henry Ossawa Tanner and Frank Lloyd Wright in the early twentieth—produced what was understood in their time as sentimental art. This was art intended to develop empathetic bonds and to express or elicit social affections, including sympathy, compassion, nostalgia, and patriotism. Much sentimental art of this era was animated by and invested with socially transformative ambitions. Trumbull and Peale deployed their sentimental creations in the urgent effort to stabilize the new nation in the wake of the Revolutionary War. Through his work, Tanner opposed the virulent anti-Semitism of fin-de-siècle France. Even artists such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, who had absorbed something of modernist disdain for sentimentalism, were aware of its commercial potential and popular appeal and negotiated complex relations with it. Beautifully illustrated, Moved to Tears transforms our understanding of the nature and influence of sentimental art.
Item Number: 148851
Title: Making Copies in European Art 1400-1600 : Shifting Tastes, Modes of Transmission, and Changing Contexts
Author: Bellavitis, Maddalena (ed)
Record created on 05/02/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.
Contents: Introduction to Making Copies in European Art 1400-1600- Shifting Tastes, Modes of Transmission, and Changing Contexts, Peter M. Lukehart. 1. Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait and Copies after His Woman and Her Toilette- Recollections of the Alhambra's Constellation Halls, the Hamman, and Alchemy, Barbara von Barghahn. 2. Models and the Practice of Drawing in Eastern Spain, 1370-1450, E. Montero Tortajada. 3. Eyckian Icons and Copies, Larry Silver. 4. Copies after the Ghent Altarpiece for Spain- Four Case Studies, Leslie Blacksberg. 5. Following Bosch- The Impact of Hieronymus Bosch's Diableries and Their Reproduction in the 16th Century, Maddalena Bellavitis. 6. Tratta da Zorzi- Giulio Campagnola's Copies after other Artists and His Use of Models, Irene Brooke. 7. Virgin and Child with the Milk Soup after Gerard David- Series of Paintings on the Same Theme after Known Models, Catheline Périer-D'Ieteren. 8. Not Just Copies but Variations, Suggestions, Interpretations and Critical Reception- Joos van Cleve and the Lost Madonna of the Cherries by Leonardo da Vinci, Mari Pietrogiovanna. 9. Copies and Derivations of Giorgionesque Inventions- An Insight into the Visual and the Historical Sources, Sarah Ferrari. 10. Copies of Raphael's Mythological Paintings in the Collection of Cardinal Ludovisi, Claudia La Malfa. 11. From Workshop Master to the Artist's Individuality, Ana Calvo. 12. Jacopo Bassano and the Prints from Raphael's Masterpieces, Claudia Caramanna. 13. Que se haga al modo y manera de [….]- Copy and Interpretation in the Visual Arts in Aragón during the 16th Century, Carmen Morte García. 14. Early Netherlandish Devotional Images, Their Copies and Their Metamorphosis in Aragonese Culture through Peripheral Areas, Caterina Virdis Limentani. 15. Marketing Workshop Versions in the 17th-century Dutch Art Market, Angela Ho. 16. Pictorial Copies in Granada during the Early Modern Age, David García Cueto.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History, 286/30)
Item Number: 147861
Title: GIOVANNI BELLINI : The Art of Contemplation
Author: Grave, Johannes
Record created on 01/11/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 38cm., hardcover, 288pp., 242 color illus.
Summary: Following the arc of Bellini’s career, from his early devotional paintings to his later, occasionally secular works, this book offers an in-depth appreciation of the Venetian master who dominated the Early Renaissance. Featuring nearly every extant Bellini work, as well as those of his contemporaries, this book brims with gorgeous Renaissance art. Author Johannes Grave focuses on some of the artist’s greatest works including Allegoria Sacra, the Brera Pietà, and the altarpiece of San Giobbe—to explore how Bellini excelled in tempera before mastering oil painting. Grave discusses how Bellini’s precise lines, his delicate facial expressions, and the subtle effects of light and shadow were used in his religious paintings as well as his portraiture and late mythological depictions. This book examines Bellini’s life, including his complex relationships with his father Jacopo, his brother Gentile, and his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna. It considers the original contexts of Bellini’s works, and elucidates the ways in which these paintings were meant to be perceived. The book also links Bellini’s devotional paintings with the poetic creations of his pupil Giorgione. An important contribution to the scholarship of Renaissance art, this masterful book reaffirms Bellini’s status as one of Venice’s greatest painters.
Item Number: 149385
Title: Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
Author: Besaw, Mindy N. (et al)
Record created on 08/01/2018
Description: Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 200p. illus. Exhibition held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville.
Summary: Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opening this October, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts. This accompanying book documents and expands on the histories and themes of this exciting exhibition. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings—from the 1950s onward—by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large.
Item Number: 148728
Title: City and Society in the Low Countries, 1100-1600
Author: Blonde, Bruno (et al)
Record created on 04/20/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 316pp.
Summary: The Low Countries was collectively one of the earliest and most heavily urbanised societies in European history. Present-day Belgium and the Netherlands still share important common features, such as comparatively low income inequalities, high levels of per capita income, a balanced political structure, and a strong 'civil society'. This book traces the origins of this specific social model in medieval patterns of urbanisation, while also searching for explanations for the historical reproduction of social inequalities. Access to cheap inland river navigation and to the sea generated a 'river delta' urbanisation that explains the persistence of a decentralised urban economic network, marked by intensive cooperation and competition and by the absence of real metropolises. Internally as well, powerful checks and balances prevented money and power from being concentrated. Ultimately, however, the utmost defining characteristic of the Low Countries' urban cultures was located in their resilient middle classes.
Contents: 1. City and society in the Low Countries. Urbanisation and urban historiography, Bruno Blondé, Marc Boone and Anne-Laure Van Bruaene. 2. Economic vitality: urbanisation, regional complementarity and European interaction, Wim Blockmans, Bert De Munck and Peter Stabel. 3. Living together in the city: social relationships between norm and practice, Bruno Blondé, Frederik Buylaert, Jan Dumolyn, Jord Hanus and Peter Stabel. 4. 'The common good': governance, discipline and political culture, Marc Boone and Jelle Haemers. 5. Civic religion: community, identity and religious transformation, Guido Marnef and Anne-Laure Van Bruaene. 6. Urban space: infrastructure, technology and power, Claire Billen and Chloé Deligne. 7. At home in the city: the dynamics of material culture, Inneke Baatsen, Bruno Blondé, Julie De Groot and Isis Sturtewagen. 8. Education and knowledge: theory and practice in an urban context, Bert De Munck and Hilde De Ridder-Symoens. 9. Epilogue. The legacy of the medieval city in the Low Countries, Bruno Blondé, Marc Boone and Anne-Laure van Bruaene.
Item Number: 149019
Author: Brunt, Peter (et al)
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 352pp., 300 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and they went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and eloquently sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences.
Item Number: 148468
Title: Saving Mona Lisa : The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
Author: Chanel, Gerri
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: London: Icon Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 384pp. illus.
Summary: In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world’s most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the museum staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen, often risking their lives to protect the country’s artistic heritage. Thus a story that features as a vignette in the George Clooney film The Monuments Men is given the full-length treatment it demands. The recipient of several independent publishing awards in the United States, and illustrated throughout with nearly 100 photographs, Saving Mona Lisa is a compelling true story of art and beauty, intrigue and ingenuity, and remarkable moral courage in the darkest of times.
Item Number: 148994
Title: Art History as Social Praxis: The Collected Writings of David Craven
Author: Craven, David ; Brian Winkenweder (ed)
Record created on 05/24/2018
Description: Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 478pp.
Contents: 1. Mondrian De-Mythologised: Towards a Newer Virgil . 2. Charles Biederman and Art Theory . 3. Marcel Duchamp and the Perceptual Dimension of Conceptual Art . 4. Robert Smithson's 'Liquidating Intellect' . 5. Richard Serra and the Phenomenology of Perception . 6. Hans Haacke and the Aesthetics of Dependency Theory . 7. Norman Lewis as Political Activist and Post-Colonial Artist . 8. René Magritte and the Spectre of Commodity Fetishism . 9. Ruskin vs. Whistler: The Case against Capitalist Art. 10. The Critique-Poésie of Thomas Hess. 11. John Berger as Art Critic. 12. Meyer Schapiro, Karl Korsch, and the Emergence of Critical Theory. 13. Clement Greenberg and the 'Triumph' of Western Art. 14. Aesthetics as Ethics in the Writings of Robert Motherwell and Meyer Schapiro. 15. Prerequisites for a New Criticism. 16. Herbert Marcuse on Aesthetics. 17. Corporate Capitalism and South Africa. 18. Popular Culture versus Mass Culture. 19. Hegemonic Art History. 20. Art History and the Challenge of Post-Colonial Modernism. 21. C.L.R. James as a Critical Theorist of Modernist Art. 22. Present Indicative Politics and Future Perfect Positions: Barack Obama and Third Text. 23. Formative Art and Social Transformation: The Nicaraguan Revolution on Its Tenth Anniversary (1979-1989). 24. Cuban Art and the Democratisation of Culture. 25. The Latin American Origins of Alternative Modernism. 26. Post-Colonial Modernism in the Work of Diego Rivera and José Carlos Mariátegui. 27. Realism Revisited and Re-Theorised in 'Pan-American' Terms. 28. Abstract Expressionism, Automatism, and the Age of Automation. 29. Abstract Expressionism and Third World Art: A Post-Colonial Approach to 'American' Art. 30. New Documents: The Unpublished F.B.I. Files on Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb. 31. A Legacy for the Left: Abstract Expressionism as Anti-Imperialist Art. 32. Postscript. Different Conceptions of Art: An Outline.
(Historical Materialism Book Series)
Item Number: 149566
Title: MARCELLIN DESBOUTIN (1823-1902) : À la pointe du portrait
Author: Feret, Romuald ; Dominique Lobstein (et al)
Record created on 09/24/2018
Description: Dijon: Faton, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 200pp., ca. 200 illus. Exhibition held at musée Anne-de-Beaujeu de Moulins.
Summary: Aujourd’hui, Marcellin Desboutin est avant tout connu par les portraits que firent de lui Edgar Degas et Édouard Manet. Homme de grande culture, admirateur de Rembrandt, ouvert aux courants artistiques modernes, peintre-poète autant que peintre-graveur, Desboutin apparaît comme un artiste de contrastes, insaisissable et singulier. Avec plus de deux cents illustrations, pour la plupart inédites, cette monographie se propose de mieux cerner la vie romanesque d’un Bourbonnais devenu un grand seigneur à Florence, puis un artiste sans le sou à Montmartre, avant de recevoir la Légion d'honneur pour son œuvre. Grâce à lui, nous rencontrons les personnalités de la bohème parisienne, milieu dont il fut une figure incontournable.
Item Number: 148595
Title: The Blind Man: A Phantasmography
Author: Desjarlais, Robert
Record created on 04/05/2018
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: The Blind Man: A Phantasmography speaks to complicated forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, anthropologist and writer Robert Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind, who begs for money at a religious site in Paris, frequented by tourists. In perceiving this stranger and the images his appearance projects, he begins to imagine what this man’s life is like and how he perceives the world around him. He travels to Paris and tries to meet with the man portrayed in the photographs. Eventually, Desjarlais becomes unsure as to what he sees, hears, or remembers. Though these interpretive dilemmas he senses the complexities of perception, where all is multiple, shifting, spectral, a surge of phantasms in which the actual and the imagined are endlessly blurred and intertwined. His mind shifts from thinking about photographs and images to being fixed on the visceral force of apparitions. His own vision is affected in a troubling way. Ultimately, Desjarlais comes to realize that he, too, is phantomic, that everything in life, and in the lives of others, is phantasmal. Composed of an intricate weave of text and image, The Blind Man attends to pressing issues in contemporary life: the fraught dimensions of photographic capture; encounters with others and alterity; the politics of looking; media images of violence and abjection; and the nature of fantasy and imaginative construal. Through a wide-ranging inquiry into histories of imagination, Desjarlais inscribes the need for a “phantasmography,” a writing of phantasms, a graphic inscription of the flows and currents of fantasy and fabulation.
(Thinking from Elsewhere)
Item Number: 147873
Title: Michel Serres and the Crisis of the Contemporary
Author: Dolphijn, Rick (ed)
Record created on 01/12/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp.
Summary: Michel Serres captures the urgencies of our time; from the digital revolution to the ecological crisis to the future of the university, the crises that code the world today are addressed in an accessible, affirmative and remarkably original analysis in his thought. It made him a philosophy superstar in France, and he has begun to gather more and more readers in the Anglophone world. This volume is the first to engage with the philosophy of Michel Serres, not by writing 'about' it, but by writing 'with' it. This is done by expanding upon the urgent themes that Serres works on; by furthering his materialism, his emphasis on communication and information, his focus on the senses, and the role of mathematics in thought. His famous concepts, such as the parasite, 'amis de viellesse', and the algorithm are applied in 21st century situations. With contributions from an international and interdisciplinary team of authors, this collection tackles the crises of today and affirms the contemporary relevance of Serres' philosophy.
Item Number: 149275
Title: DUCHAMP's Last Day
Author: Shambroom, Donald
Record created on 07/09/2018
Description: New York: David Zwirner, 2018. 18cm., pbk., 72pp. illus.
Summary: Published on the 50th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's death, Duchamp's Last Day offers a radical reading of the artist's final hours. Just moments after Duchamp died, his closest friend, Man Ray, took a photograph of him. His face is wan; his eyes are closed; he appears calm. Taking this image as a point of departure, Donald Shambroom examines its context—the dinner with Man Ray and another friend, Robert Lebel, the night Duchamp died, the conversations about his own death at that dinner and elsewhere and the larger question of whether Duchamp's death can be read as an extension of his work. Shambroom's research into this final night and his analysis of the photograph feeds into questions about the nature of artworks and authorship, which Duchamp raised in his lifetime. In the case of this once long-lost photograph (reproduced for the first time here), who is the author—Man Ray or Duchamp? Is it an artwork or merely a record? Duchamp's Last Day is filled with intricate details from decades of research into this peculiar encounter between art, life and death.
Item Number: 149018
Title: René d’Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation
Author: Elligott, Michelle
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 204 color illus.
Summary: Rene d'Harnoncourt served as the director of the Museum of Modern Art from 1949 to 1968, and was known for his conscientious approach to curating exhibitions and his genius for installation design and display. His interest in non-Western and non-modern art shaped much of MoMA's ambitious programming in the mid-20th century: in addition to shows addressing modern art, such as The Sculpture of Picasso (1968) and Modern Art in Your Life (1949), he organized exhibitions devoted to themes not generally associated with MoMA, including Indian Art of the United States (1941), Arts of the South Seas (1946), Ancient Arts of the Andes (1954) and Art of the Asmat: The Collection of Michael C. Rockefeller (1962). This publication delves deep into the MoMA Archives to reveal d'Harnoncourt's mastery of installation through an essay by Michelle Elligott and an exploration of 12 of the exhibitions he installed at MoMA, each richly illustrated by d'Harnoncourt's mostly previously unpublished sketches alongside exhibition photographs. A master draftsman, d'Harnoncourt produced meticulous sketches of installation vistas as well as the objects included in his exhibitions. An illustrated chronology of d'Harnoncourt's life rounds out the volume, detailing his multifaceted journey from birth as a count into a landowning family in Austria, to his time as a commercial artist in Mexico, to his post working for Nelson A. Rockefeller in the US State Department (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs), which eventually led to his appointment at MoMA.
Item Number: 148118
Title: Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
Author: Martin, Ellis (et al)
Record created on 02/14/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 280pp., 320 color illus. Exhibition held at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.
Summary: In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision that found inspiration in the pre-industrial past and came to decisively influence visual culture in Britain and beyond. Drawn from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals will, for the first time, bring together paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—to illuminate this most dynamic period of British art in an exhibition of unparalleled historical and visual richness. Through approximately 145 objects by pioneering artists including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddall, among others, Victorian Radicals will represent the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period, emphasizing the response of Britain’s first modern art movements to unfettered industrialization. These artists’ attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, drawings, and watercolors presented alongside superb examples of decorative art. Caring for the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world and with extraordinarily rich holdings of Victorian fine and decorative art, Birmingham Museums Trust is uniquely positioned to tell the story of the Pre-Raphaelites and other foundational artistic movements of the modern era. The exhibition will explore the ideas that preoccupied artists and critics at the time—the relationship between art and nature; questions of class and gender identity; the value of the handmade versus machine production; and the search for beauty in an age of industry—issues that remain relevant and actively debated today.
Item Number: 148473
Title: FELLINI’s Eternal Rome : Paganism and Christianity in the Films of Federico Fellini
Author: Carrera, Alessandro
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 186pp.
Summary: From the beginning of his career, when he was a screenwriter and assistant to Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini wrote scripts that addressed religious issues and classical antiquity's relationship to Christianity. This book is the first study of this important aspect of Fellini's work, taking into account the film that is perhaps his most famous, Fellini-Satyricon, but also looking at case studies from his many other films from the earliest in 1948 to his last in 1990, the much-misunderstood The Voice of the Moon. Carrera teases out the allusions to connections between paganism and Catholicism, the mythical side of pagan/Christian Rome, and Rome as Babylon. Specific references to Roman antiquity and early Christianity are pitted against the jet-setting scene of modern Roman life. Fellini's new approach to representation of pre-Christian Rome is revealed in and after Fellini-Satyricon (1969): marked by a complete “epistemological rupture” (in Foucauldian terms), it puts to question the very possibility to represent and understand the non-Christian past in linear-historical terms. Roma (1972) digs deeper into this shift, adding the failure of the archaeological gaze to the failure of historicism (present-day Rome, the film implies, will soon be as incomprehensible as the ancient Rome).
Contents: 1. Between Heaven and Hell. 2. Fellini and Rossellini: The "Trilogy of Faith". 3. La dolce vita or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Sins. 4. 8 ½ or Trouble in Paradise. 5. Fellini-Satyricon I: An Archaeology of Silence. 6. Fellini-Satyricon II: "Seek Out the Ancient Mother" (Aeneid III, 96). 7. Roma: Barbarians inside the Gates. 8. From City of Women to The Voice of the Moon: Fall of the Goddess.
Item Number: 149305
Title: SAUL FLETCHER
Author: Rugoff, Ralph ; Kristy Bell
Record created on 07/12/2018
Description: New York: Inventory Press / Anton Kern Gallery, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 464pp., 300 images.
Summary: A self-taught photographer from the northeastern coast of England, Berlin-based Saul Fletcher (born 1967) has been creating work for over two decades. This monograph gathers more than 300 works, including images of fragmented bodies, found-object assemblages and the artist’s own studio wall.
Item Number: 149660
Title: Migrating Art Historians on th Sacred Ways
Author: Foletti, Ivan (et al)
Record created on 10/28/2018
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Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 520pp. illus.
Summary: Is it possible to reconstruct the feeling of a medieval pilgrim walking towards the sacred? It is impossible. However, the experimental project Migrating Art Historians tried to tackle this postulate. Walking for more than 1500km, twelve modern pilgrims, students and scholars from Masaryk University reached some of the most impressive artistic monuments of medieval France. One year later, this book presents their intellectual, human, and art historical theoretical know-how, transformed by the experience of their bodies. In this context (exhausted and activated) bodies became instruments asking new questions to medieval artworks and sources. Structured as a walk on pilgrimage roads, this book presents firstly the landscape, followed by liminal zones, before leading the reader inside medieval churches and ultimately towards the sacred. Original scientific art historical researches are here combined with personal engagement. What emerges is the subject confronted to the experience of medieval art.
Contents: Prologue - The Journey as an Intensity, Jana Horáková (Brno) || Introductions: The Medieval (Present) Pilgrimage: A Living Experience. Ivan Foletti (Brno & Venice) || Chapter I: The Sacred Landscape of Medieval Pilgrims - I. Introduction: Sacral Architecture on the Horizon: The Sacred Landscape of Medieval Pilgrims, Martin Lešák (Brno & Poitiers) - I. 1. Local and Global Pilgrimage Place, Le Puy, Katarína Krav?iková (Brno) - I. 2. Mont-Saint-Michel at the Crossroads of Earth, Sea, and Heaven, Sabina Rosenbergová (Brno) || Chapter II: Liminal Zones and Pilgrimage Churches in France - II. Introduction: Liminality: Space and Imagination, Ivan Foletti (Brno) - II. 1. The Doors of Le Puy, Katarína Krav?iková (Brno) - II. 2. The Bronze Door of Monte Sant'Angelo on Mount Gargano: Use and Perception, Stefano d'Ovidio (Naples) - II. 3. The Tower-Porch in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire: The Liminal Zone, Cécile Voyer (Poitiers) - II. 4. The Apsidal Façade of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand, Anna Kelblová (Brno) - II. 5. Liminality and encounter. The case of Notre-Dame de Lausanne, Adrien Palladino (Brno & Fribourg) || Chapter III: The Pilgrim's experience - III. Introduction: Entering Sacred Space, Pavla Tichá (Brno) - III. 1. Saint-Etienne in Nevers. Pilgrimage architecture enshrining no cult object, Pavla Tichá (Brno) - III. 2. Notre-Dame-du-Port and the Cult of the Virgin, Anna Kelblová (Brno) - III. 3. Relics, Pilgrimage and Imagines in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Cécile Voyer (Poitiers) - III. 4. A Turn towards Inclusion in Nevers Cathedral, Pavla Tichá (Brno) || Chapter IV: Materializing the Sacred. Relics, Reliquaries and Miraculous Statues - IV. Introduction: Medieval Relics and Reliquaries, Cynthia Hahn and Adrien Palladino - IV. 1. The Sainte Foy revealed, Ivan Foletti (Brno) - IV. 2. The Testimony of La Charité-sur-Loire, Tereza Ku?erová (Brno) - IV. 3. Relics on the Mont-Saint-Michel, Sabina Rosenbergová (Brno) || Chapter V: Traveling, Seeing, Dreaming - VI. Introduction: In a Liminal Space: The Staging of Site-Bound Holiness along the Venetian Sea-Routes to the Holy Land, Michele Bacci (Fribourg) - VI. 1. Before Embarking: The Holy Sites of Venice, Angela Schiffhauer (Fribourg) - VI. 2. Along the Dalmatian coasts, Vesna Š?epanovi? (Fribourg) - VI. 3. Off Albania, Gianvito Campobasso (Fribourg) - VI. 4. In the Greek-speaking realm, Argyri Dermitzaki (Fribourg) - VI. 5. Disembarking on Rhodes, Sofia Zoitou (Fribourg) - VI. 6. Approaching the Holy Land, Michele Bacci (Fribourg) || Chapter VI. Migrating Art Historians a Living Experience, Karolina Foletti (Laussane, Brno).
Item Number: 149066
Title: Thannhauser Collection : French Modernism at the Guggenheim
Author: Fontanella, Megan (ed)
Record created on 06/01/2018
Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018. 28cm., 328pp., 325 color illus.
Summary: When Justin K. Thannhauser (1892–1976) brought his collection of modern art to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1965, it was his crowning achievement after more than a half-century as one of Europe's most influential and distinguished collectors and dealers. The collection's formal bequeathal to the Guggenheim in 1978 represents a watershed moment for the museum—today its Thannhauser Collection constitutes the core of the Guggenheim's impressionist, postimpressionist, and School of Paris holdings, including 32 works by Pablo Picasso. This volume presents the astonishing collection in full, offering a concentrated survey of works by such modern masters as Braque, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Picasso, Pissarro and Van Gogh, among others. Throughout, artworks are given rich context and detail with historical installation views and high-tech conservation images. Short essays on collection highlights by current and former Guggenheim curators and conservators illuminate the artists' stylistic innovations as they sought to liberate art from academic genres and techniques. The book also features extensive technical analyses, offering rare insight into the artists' materials and processes based on the latest advances in conservation technology. A lead essay by Megan Fontanella recounts the genesis of Thannhauser's collection and its eventual transfer to the Guggenheim Museum. Tracing his ambitious career as gallerist and collector in Europe during the interwar years and into the calamity of World War II, she explores how Thannhauser's lifelong support for experimental art and eye for original talent helped define the modernist vanguard of 20th-century art.
Item Number: 149664
Title: Ovidio : amori, miti e altre storie
Author: Ghedini, Francesca (et al)
Record created on 10/30/2018
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Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 312pp., ca. 300 illus. Exhibition held at Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma.
Summary: A Ovidio spetta un posto speciale fra i grandi poeti della civiltà occidentale. le sue metamorfosi, le storie di dèi e di eroi, di efebi e ninfe, restano impresse, con la potenza delle invenzioni senza tempo, nell'identità collettiva antica che ancora alimenta la nostra immaginazione. furono i monaci nel medioevo a copiare i suoi versi, anche i più audaci, per salvarli dall'oblio. Ovidio è stato l'interprete, talvolta il creatore, di miti immortali: la doppia natura di ermafrodito, narcisocondannato alla vanità, la sfida di niobe all'olimpo, icaro e fetontevittime della audacia temeraria… le sue creature hanno ispirato per duemila anni, a partire dal XIII secolo, pittori, scultori, incisori, ceramisti. trasformando le metamorfosi, il suo poema più famoso, nella scena ideale per le dimore aristocratiche, per le pareti, i soffitti, gli arredi sacri e profani. lucido interprete della roma contemporanea, Ovidio canta con leggerezza le donne imbellettate e gli amanti impetuosi, la vita gaudente dei banchetti e degli spettacoli pubblici: regala ai posteri un trattato giocoso sull'amore profano, l'ars amatoria, i luoghi propizi per gli amanti, i trucchi e gli inganni della seduzione, gli stratagemmi per dare inizio e porre fine all'avventura erotica. una vena poetica, laica, che lo rende infine inviso ad augusto e ai circoli intellettuali impegnati a restaurare le fondamenta di una moralizzazione severa dei costumi per l'impero che prende forma, fino alla condanna all'esilio perpetuo a tomi [oggi costanza in romania].
Item Number: 148504
Title: 50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now
Author: Gosslee, John ; Heather Zises (et al)
Record created on 03/25/2018
Description: Atglen: Schiffer, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus.
Summary: This one-of-a-kind compendium serves as a reminder of women's strength in the contemporary art market place, and acts as testament to the innovation, power, and necessity of women's art and its influence. Featuring a select group of living women artists and architects who have made significant and groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art, the volume profiles an international cross-section of women artists—from emerging to established—who address critical, social, environmental, psychological, historical, and social issues through their art. Included are works by five MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Ultimately, this book promotes women artists in an ongoing dialogue through the exploration of their work and process, while offering fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power. Readers receive a unique glimpse of seminal works such as Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, as well as brand new pieces inspired by The Women's March on Washington in 2017.
Item Number: 149177
Title: An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises : Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Author: Grabner, Michelle (ed)
Record created on 06/19/2018
Description: Cleveland: Front / Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018. 29cm., pbk,. 160pp., 300 illus.
Summary: Published for the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Triennial, this book features essays and conversations by leading curators and critics of biennials who investigate what it means to stage a large-scale biennial today, in an American Midwestern city. Richly illustrated with all exhibitions and outdoor site-specific projects included. The first edition of FRONT is an expansive program of 11 interconnected "Cultural Exercises" that address aesthetics in relation to political change and societal uncertainty. The exhibition interweaves critical approaches to museum exhibitions, public and educational programs, residencies, publications and research strategies in a multi venue presentation unfolding across Cleveland and its surroundings.
Item Number: 145630
Title: Chiaroscuro als ästhetisches Prinzip : Kunst und Theorie des Helldunkels 1300–1500
Author: Gramaccini, Norberto (et al)
Record created on 05/14/2017
Description: Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 426pp., 86 illus. German-English-French texts.
Summary: In the Italian theory and practice of art of the Renaissance, the term chiaroscuro primarily refers to the articulation of sculptural qualities, i.e. depth or rilievo. In this context, rilievo refers to an innovative design principle, which replaces the inherent value of medieval chromatic shading with achromatic shades. By contrast, paintings and graphic art in the northern Alpine region tended to create the depth in the surface of objects by using light-dark effects. Based on this comparison, the book deals with chiaroscuro as an aesthetic principle, which should be understood as the key signature of European art history as a whole between 1300 and 1600.
Contents: Chiaroscuro as an Aesthetic Principle. The Art and Theory of Chiaroscuro in the Early Modern Period An Introduction, Lehmann, Claudia ; Helldunkel statt Farbe. Sind niederländische Grisaillemalereien eine Schwierigkeit oder eine Leichtigkeit?, Kemperdick, Stephan ; Peint à ymaiges de blanc et de noir. Beobachtungen zum chiaro e scuro der Grisaille in der niederländischen Buchmalerei, Heyder, Joris Corin ; Sandro Botticelli als Apelles und als Grisaillemaler. Petronius' "Monocremos" als Inspiration für die Selbstreferentialität der Malerei?, Zöllner, Frank ; Das Helldunkel, das Verhältnis von Natur und Kunst und die Frage der materia bei Leon Battista Alberti, Bleek, Jennifer ; Scholastic Aesthetics and the Medieval 'Origins' of Relief/rilievo, Lakey, Christopher R. ; Helldunkelrelief. Leonardos da Vinci anima della pittura und Aristoteles' Poetik, Boesten-Stengel, Albert ; Emphasis. On Light, Dark, and Distance, Summers, David ; Three Types of Chiaroscuro and Their Artistic Contexts in European and Chinese Painting, Wei, Hu ; Tratti, che servono per l'ombre. Drei Deutungsansätze frühneuzeitlicher Betrachtung von Schraffur und chiaroscuro, Bojilova, Elvira ; Am Übergang zum Sichtbaren. Graphische Techniken und das Helldunkel, Brahms, Iris ; Farbe, Gold und Teig. Druckgraphische Experimente im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, Schmitt, Lothar ; Hell/Dunkel/Grau. Rilievo schiacciato und chiaroscuro, Wenderholm, Iris ; Chiaroscuro - A Matter of Light and Dark? Some Remarks on Sixteenth-Century Sculpture and the Language of Art North of the Alps, van Binnebeke, Emile ; Gravures en couleurs 'XXL'. Une monumentalité picturale?, Lepape, Séverine ; Farbreduktion und Fiktionalität in der Skulptur und den graphischen Künsten des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts, Dümpelmann, Britta ; Studien in Terra verde. Bedeutungsebenen grünmonochromer Malerei der italienischen Renaissance, Schäffner-Knoblach, Almut ; Emphatic Presence. Architectural Chiaroscuro, Hara, Mari Yoko ; Istoriette di chiaroscuro. Monochromatic Details in Roman Fresco Decoration of the Sixteenth Century, Latella, Monica.
Item Number: 148852
Title: Exotic Animals in the Art and Culture of the Medici Court in Florence
Author: Groom, Angelica
Record created on 05/02/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 340pp. illus.
Contents: Introduction and Global Perspective of Animal Collecting and Menageries ; Cultural Uses of Animals at the Medici Court ; Zoological Collecting: Practices of Exchange and Processes of Procurement ; Menageries and Aviaries in Medicean Florence ; The Sport of the Chase: "Exotic Hunts" ; Spectacles of Slaughter and Courtly Pageants: Exotic Beasts as Symbols of Power and Colonial Ambitions ; Exotic Animals in the Art of the Medici Court ; Animal Imagery in the Service of Political Imaging ; Medici Patronage and Early Modern Naturalism: Tensions between Scientific and Decorative Naturalism ; The Ambrogiana Series of Animal Paintings.
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Item Number: 149075
Title: JANICE GUY
Author: Kulok, Barney ; Justine Kurland
Record created on 06/03/2018
Description: Long Island City: Hunters Point Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 72pp., 30 images.
Summary: This is the first monograph on British-born photographer Janice Guy (born 1953), gathering her radical experiments in photography from the late 1970s. Made while she was a student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, this selection of photographs sheds light on Guy's work as an artist before she gained international renown as a gallerist of contemporary art. The German photographer Thomas Struth, a fellow student in Germany at the time, has written a moving essay for this book about their formative years and ongoing friendship. The book also includes an introduction by American photographer Justine Kurland, which makes a compelling case for the reconsideration of these photographs today. The work presented in Janice Guy, much of which appears here for the first time, reverberates as never before amid the current proclivity for producing and circulating images of ourselves.
Item Number: 149659
Title: MAARTEN VAN HEEMSKERCK’s Rome : Antiquity, Memory, and the Cult of Ruins
Author: Di Furia, Arthur J
Record created on 10/25/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2019. 25cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: This book presents the first sustained study of the stunning drawings of Roman ruins by Haarlem artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574; in Rome, 1532–ca. 1537). In three parts, Arthur J. Di Furia describes Van Heemskerck’s pre-Roman training, his time in Rome, and his use his ruinscapes for the art he made during his forty-year post-Roman phase. Building on the methods of his predecessors, Van Heemskerck mastered a dazzling array of methods to portray Rome in compelling fashion. Upon his return home, his Roman drawings sustained him for the duration of his prolific career. Maarten van Heemskerck’s Rome concludes with the first ever catalog to bring together all of Van Heemskerck’s ruin drawings in state-of-the-art digital photography.
Contents: Part 1: Imagining the Eternal: Maarten van Heemskerck Before Rome. 1. The Possibility of a pre-Roman Maarten van Heemskerck - Collection, Invention, and Netherlandish Antiquity c. 1510-25 - The Status of the Ruin in Netherlandish Visual Culture c. 1510-25 - The Roman Journey's Status in the Netherlands and Van Heemskerck's Road to the Eternal City. 2. The Ruin Landscape in Jan van Scorel's Workshop - Prototype, Imitation, Emulation, Invention - Van Scorel, Van Heemskerck, and the Ruin - Leaving Van Scorel's Workshop: Landscape and the Wanderjahr Drawing. Part 2: Drawing the Eternal: Van Heemskerck in Rome. 3. Drawing Ruins in Post-Sack Rome - Rome's Post-Sack Milieu - Drawing, Collecting, and the 'Chaos of Memory' - Ruins in Post-Sack Rome - Raphael and Van Heemskerck's Ruinscapes - Charles V's Triumphal Procession. 4. Memory and Maarten van Heemskerck's Eternal Eye - Discovering the Vestiges of Ancient Rome in the Frame - The Compelling Space and the Epochal Time of Van Heemskerck's Ruinscapes - Artistry and Roman Topography as Memory. 5. The Copious Hand - An Abundant Technique - Van Heemskerck's Pre-Roman Technical Inheritance: Pen and Ink Hatching, Netherlandish Realism - Towards Finish: The Flexibility of Van Heemskerck's Pen and Ink Process - Ink Washes, Chalk, Texture: Performance - Mimesis, Performance, and Function. Part 3: Remembering the Eternal: Van Heemskerck After Rome. 6. Invention, Collecting, Antiquarianism - Reinventing Rome: Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the World - Memory and Invention After Rome: Van Heemskerck's Drawings in the Netherlands - Van Heemskerck's Inventions After the Antique: Means and Modes - In Reminiscor: Reading the Ruins. 7. Antiquity in 1553: Ruins and Self-Fashioning - A Summa of the Self - Coming of Age: The Signature Ruin and Netherlandish Antiquarianism - Van Heemskerck's Drawings and Hieronymus Cock's Præcipua aliquot Romanae Antiquitatis Ruinarum - Self-Portrait before the Colosseum's Antiquarian Audience. 8. Regnum, Reform, and Ruin - Van Heemskerck and the Destruction of Art in the 'Age of Art' - Before the Beeldenstorm, After the Antique - 1569: The Rhetoric of Ruination. Epilogue - After Van Heemskerck, After the Antique: A Continuum of Pictorial Memory. Part 4: A Catalog of Maarten van Heemskerck's Roman Ruin Drawings - In and Around the Forum - On the Quirinal Hill - On the Tiber's East Bank and On the Interior - In and Around the Vatican - Near the South Wall - Further Afield: Otium - Panorama, Collection, Fragment, Fantasia - Deattributions.
Item Number: 148586
Title: BERNHARD HEISIG and the Fight for Modern Art in East Germany
Author: Eisman, April A
Record created on 04/04/2018
Description: Rochester: Camden House, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 264p., 30 color, 25 b&w illus.
Summary: East German studies today is thriving. Scholars have shown East Germany to be a complex society where culture played an important, if contested, role in the making of the socialist person. In English-language scholarship, however, the visual arts-and especially painting-have been largely ignored, the result of the misperception that East German art was little more than kitsch or propaganda. This book focuses on one of East Germany's most successful artists as a point of entry into the vibrant art world of the "other" Germany. In the 1980s, Bernhard Heisig was praised on both sides of the Wall for his Neoexpressionist style and his commitment to German history and art. Chancellor Helmut Kohl chose him to paint his official portrait, major museums collected his work, and in 1989 he had a major solo exhibition in West Germany. After unification, Heisig was a focal point in the Bilderstreit, a virulent debate over what role East German art should play in the new Germany. Challenging current understandings of Heisig and East German art, this book focuses on Heisig's little-known fight for modern art in East Germany. Examining major debates of the 1960s, it shows the key role he played in expanding the country's art from the limits of Soviet-style Socialist Realism to a Socialist Modernism that later gained recognition in the West.
(Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
Item Number: 149148
Title: MICHAEL HEIZER
Author: Rales, Emily Wei (et al)
Record created on 06/18/2018
Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 40pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue
Summary: American sculptor Michael Heizer (born 1944) was among the first artists to reject the white cube gallery space in favor of the open land and majestic vistas of the western United States. This book marks the unveiling of the monumental sculptures Collapse (1967/2016) and Compression Line (1968/2016) at Glenstone Museum.
Item Number: 148302
Title: Veiled Presence: Body and Drapery from Giotto to Titian
Author: Hills, Paul
Record created on 03/13/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 224pp., 147 illus.
Summary: This wide-ranging book elucidates the symbolism of veils and highlights the power of drapery in Italian art from Giotto to Titian. In the cities of the Renaissance, display of luxury dress was a marker of status. Florentines decked out their palaces and streets with textiles for public rituals. But cloths are also the stuff of fantasy: throughout the book, the author moves from the material to the metaphorical. Curtains and veils, swaddling and shrouds, evoke associations with birth and death. The central chapters address the sculpture of Ghiberti and Donatello, focusing on how they deployed drapery to dramatic effect. In the final chapters the focus shifts to the paintings of Bellini, Lotto, and Titian, where drapery both clothes the figures and composes the picture. In the work of Titian, the veiled presence of the body is absorbed within the materials of oil-paint on canvas: medium and subject become one.
Item Number: 149339
Title: The Sculpture of ROBYN HORN
Author: Horn, Robyn
Record created on 07/23/2018
Description: Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Pres, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp., 256 images.
Summary: In Robyn Horn’s thirty years as a wood sculptor, her work has evolved from small, lathe-turned objects to ten-foot-high redwood compositions like her Already Set in Motion #1170, which graces a garden at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In creating these forms that rise from the earth at improbable angles, Horn’s primary tool is the chainsaw, and yet a tenderness for her medium reveals itself in the delicate balance of planes that allows her sculptures to both loom and flow, visually indicating that they are precarious when in fact they are sturdy. The essays and images in The Sculpture of Robyn Horn sketch the industrious career of this Little Rock, Arkansas-based sculptor, illuminating her attention to geometry, physics, and the philosophy of design, and exploring the context and origin of the various series—Geodes, Millstones, Standing Stones, and Slipping Stones, among others—that characterize her body of work.
Item Number: 149612
Title: L’uomo e il cane nelle collezioni dei Musei Vaticani. Man and Dog in the Collections of the Vatican Museum
Author: Iuffrida, Marco
Record created on 10/12/2018
Description: Citta del Vaticano: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2018. 15cm., hardcover, 320pp., 208 illus., most in color. Italian-English text.
Summary: Handy photographic volume, in an Italian-English bilingual edition, dedicated to the relationship between man and dog in the figurative art conserved in the Vatican Museums. This visual path traces the many representations of the dog among the masterpieces held in the various exhibition spaces. The book is divided according to museum sectors. these include the Egyptian Museum, the Hall of Animals and the Gallery of the Statues, the Etruscan Museum, the Borgia Apartment, the Gregorian Profane Museum, the Picture Gallery with representations of the dog since medieval times, and the Sistine Chapel. The many images, all full page and in colour, reproduce full views and details of the works, with brief captions. The book ends with a list of illustrated works, including information on materials, date, location and catalogue number.
Item Number: 149149
Title: ON KAWARA
Author: Rales, Emily Wei (et al)
Record created on 06/18/2018
Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 130pp., 50 color illus.
Summary: This book marks the long-term exhibition of the Today triptych Moon Landing (1969) by On Kawara (1966–2013) at Glenstone Museum. It includes a new essay by Lynne Tillman, installation shots and reproductions of all additional works in the collection, a group spanning the artist's career.
Item Number: 148527
Title: The Renaissance Nude
Author: Kren, Thomas (et al)
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 432pp., 273 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Reflecting an era when Europe looked to both the classical past and a global future, this volume explores the emergence and acceptance of the nude as an artistic subject. It engages with the numerous and complex connotations of the human body in more than 250 artworks by the greatest masters of the Renaissance. Paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and book illustrations reveal private, sometimes shocking, preoccupations as well as surprising public beliefs - the Age of Humanism from an entirely new perspective. This book presents works by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach and Martin Schongauer in the north and Donatello, Raphael and Giorgione in the south; it also introduces names that deserve to be known better. A publication this rich in scholarship could only be produced by a variety of expert scholars; the sixteen contributors are preeminent in their fields and wide-ranging in their knowledge and curiosity. The structure of the volume - essays alternating with shorter texts on individual artworks - permits studies both broad and granular. From the religious to the magical and the poetic to the erotic, encompassing male and female, infancy, youth and old age, The Renaissance Nude examines in a profound way what it is to be human.
Item Number: 149284
Title: Piqué : Gold, Tortoiseshell and Mother-of-Pearl at the Court of Naples
Author: Kugel, Alexis
Record created on 07/09/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus. American edition.
Summary: The first volume dedicated to the most complete and outstanding collection of Piqué objects ever assembled, a number of which have never been published before. The volume is dedicated to the art of "Piqué," created in Naples during the first half of the eighteenth century, a technique that combines remarkable inventiveness, virtuoso skill, and astonishing opulence. These extraordinary objects are made of three precious materials: tortoiseshell, gold, and mother-of-pearl. These pieces were made between 1720 and 1760 for the public and the court, especially for Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples. The authors of these creations were known as tartarugari. Among the most famous tartarugari was Giuseppe Sarao, whose studio was next to the walls of the Royal Palace and who created some of the pieces presented in this book. Also included is an extraordinary table from the Hermitage Museum, considered to be the greatest masterpiece created using the Piqué technique, and still retaining its original legs. The catalogue will allow readers to discover both the incredible inventiveness of the artists and the extraordinarily keen interest this art sparked among nineteenth-century collectors, including several members of the Rothschild family. The volume presents more than fifty objects, representing the masterpieces of this technique. The objects are introduced by a study of the subject and a text explaining the historical context.
Item Number: 147428
Title: UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI : The Visionary of the Floating World
Author: Menegazzo, Rossella
Record created on 11/28/2017
Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 38 x 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 160 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo della Permanente, Milano. English text.
Summary: Bizarre worlds, visionary landscapes, stunning women as well as kabuki actors, cats, carp, mythical and fantastical creatures along with legendary heroes, samurais and brigands. These are the protagonists of the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), one of the most important Japanese artists of the 19th century and probably the most creative and visionary artist of the Floating World of his time. His fame is linked to a series of colour woodblock prints illustrating the 108 heroes of Suikoden , a novel that became a best-seller in China and Japan at the end of the 18th century. Describing the exploits of a band of brigands fighting on behalf of a people ground down by government injustices and corruption, it is full of powerful, violent, armed characters with muscular bodies covered in tattoos who now inspire manga, anime, tattoo-artists and artists all over the world. Published to mark the first exhibition in Italy to be dedicated to this protagonist of modern oriental art, the monograph traces Kuniyoshi’s entire creative journey, exploring its rich, eclectic inner landscape through over one hundred and sixty works and the contributions of Rossella Menegazzo (Kuniyoshi. The Visionary of the Floating World 1797-1861) and Cristian Pallone (The Shui Hu Zhuan in China and Japan during the Edo period 1603-1868). The catalogue of works comprises five thematic sections dedicated to the subjects that led to Kuniyoshi’s fame, fragments of a multi-faceted universe that is both visionary and sophisticated. The Female Universe; Landscapes and views; Myths, Heroes and Warriors (The Heroes of the Suikoden); Games and Parodies; and Kuniyoshi’s Cats. These extraordinarily modern works reveal the rich creative vein and extreme originality of an artist who excels in combining the expressive powers of the warriors and heroes of Japanese tradition with the sophistication of his women’s portraits and landscapes and with his visionary monsters and imaginary creatures.
Item Number: 148519
Title: Nature’s Nation : American Art and Environment
Author: Kusserowm Karl ; Alan C. Braddock
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Princeton University Art Musuem, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 448pp., 326 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Public awareness of environmental issues has never been greater, nor has the need for imagining more sustainable and ethical habits of human action and thought, including environmentally informed ways of understanding art history. This multidisciplinary book offers the first broad ecocritical review of American art and examines the environmental contexts of artistic practice from the colonial period to the present day. Tracing how visions of the environment have changed from the Native-European encounter to the emergence of modern ecological activism, more than a dozen scholars and practitioners discuss how artists have both responded to and actively instigated changes in ecological understanding. Far-reaching in its interpretive approach, Nature’s Nation looks at artworks across genres and media—including painting, sculpture, prints, photography, decorative arts, and video—revealing important new discoveries about creative encounters with environmental history and politics through materials, techniques, subjects, and ideas. The book features work by more than one hundred artists, from Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Cole, and Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Providing a fascinating and timely reframing of more than three centuries of American art, this volume is a powerful example of how greater ecological consciousness can expand and enrich the discipline of art history.
Item Number: 148535
Title: Sculptural Seeing : Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy
Author: Lakey, Christopher R
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press,, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 240pp., 36 color, 100 b&w illus.
Summary: Although perspective has long been considered one of the essential developments of Renaissance painting, this provocative new book shifts the usual narrative back centuries, showing that medieval sculptors were already employing knowledge of optical science, geometry, and theories of vision in shaping the beholder’s experience of their work. Meticulous visual analysis is paired with close readings of medieval texts in examining a series of important relief sculptures from northern and central Italy dating from the 12th through the 14th century, including the impressive sculptural programs at the cathedrals of Modena and Ferrara, and the pulpits by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano at Pisa and Pistoia. Demonstrating that medieval sculptors orchestrated the reception of their intended religious and political messages through the careful manipulation of points of view and architectural space, Christopher R. Lakey argues that medieval practice was well informed by visual theory and that the concepts that led to the codification of linear perspective by Renaissance painters had in fact been in use by sculptors for hundreds of years.
Item Number: 148829
Title: Chagall, El Lissitzky, Malevitch: The Russian Avant-garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922)
Author: Lampe, Angela
Record created on 04/30/2018
Description: Munich-New York: Delmonico Books, Prestel, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 250 color illus. Exhibition held at the Jewish Museum, New York.
Summary: The Russian Revolution of 1917 had an enormous effect on Marc Chagall. The passage of a law abolishing all discrimination on the basis of religion or nationality gave him, as a Jewish artist, full Russian citizenship for the first time. This inspired a series of monumental masterpieces, such as Double Portrait with Wine Glass (1917), celebrating the happiness of the newly married Chagall and his wife Bella. As the months went by, Chagall felt the need to help young residents of his native city of Vitebsk (in present day Belarus) lacking an artistic education, and to support other Jews from humble backgrounds.
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Chagall’s appointment as Fine Arts Commissioner for the Vitebsk region, a position that enabled him to carry out his idea of creating a revolutionary art school in his city, open to everyone, free of charge, and with no age restrictions. The People’s Art School, founded by Chagall in 1918, was the perfect embodiment of Bolshevik values. El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich, leading exponents of the Russian avant-garde, were two of the artists invited to teach at the school. Lissitzky took charge of the printing, graphic design, and architecture workshops, while Malevich, leader of the abstract movement and founder of Suprematism, was a charismatic theorist who galvanized the young students. A period of feverish artistic activity followed, turning the school into a revolutionary laboratory. Each of these three major figures sought, in his own distinctive fashion, to develop a “Leftist Art” in tune with the revolutionary emphasis on collectivism, education, and innovation.
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 traces the post-revolutionary years when the history of art was shaped in Vitebsk, far from Russia’s main cities. Through some 120 works and documents loaned by museums in Vitebsk and Minsk and major American and European collections, the exhibition presents the artistic output of Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Kazimir Malevich, as well as works by students and teachers of the Vitebsk school, such as Lazar Khidekel, Nikolai Suetin, Il’ia Chashnik, David Yakerson, Vera Ermolaeva, and Yehuda (Yury) Pen, among others. (from the museum's website).
Item Number: 149564
Title: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ : At Work
Record created on 09/24/2018
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp., 120 images. Revised and updated edition (1st edition 2008).
Summary: Annie Leibovitz, our most celebrated living photographer, explains how her pictures are made. Leibovitz addresses young photographers and readers interested in what photographers do, but any reader interested in contemporary history will be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, working with writers, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras.
Item Number: 149665
Title: L’enigma svelato : La Gioconda, la Vergine delle rocce, il San Giovanni Battista di LEONARDO DA VINCI e il pensiero del Beato Amadeo
Author: Paliaga, Franco
Record created on 10/30/2018
Available November 2018
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Description: Pisa: Il Campano, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 218pp. illus.
Summary: Da più di un secolo la critica si interroga sull'affascinante mistero che circonda la Gioconda. Numerose sono state le ipotesi di identificazione della donna, ma nessuna di esse ha fornito la prova inconfutabile che si tratti di Lisa Gherardini, moglie di Francesco del Giocondo, oppure di una certa donna fiorentina identificata con Pacifica Brandani. Da un'attenta lettura della tavola e grazie agli scritti di Leonardo emerge che il personaggio raffigurato è una donna immaginaria, accostabile alla figura classica di Sophia, simbolo di eccellenza della sapienza e della conoscenza. Una concezione filosofica in parte diffusa dal pensiero del beato Amadeo da Silva del quale Leonardo ne risentì l'influenza anche per la realizzazione di due altre famose opere, la Vergine delle rocce e il San Giovanni Battista, sempre conservate al Louvre. Il libro analizza, dopo vent'anni di ricerche, i tre dipinti alla luce di questa concezione religiosa, fornendo inedite e straordinarie interpretazioni delle più famose opere di Leonardo da Vinci.
Item Number: 148882
Title: The Architecture under King Ludwig II – Palaces and Factories
Author: Lepik, Andres ; Katrin Bäumler
Record created on 05/08/2018
Description: Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 320pp. illus. Exhibition held at Architecture Museum, Munich Technical University. English text.
Summary: Ludwig II of Bavaria (1864—1886) is more internationally known for his royal palaces than hardly any other regent of the 19th century. They are the symbol of a personal architectural vision which, to this day, fascinates people from all over the world. However, the fame of his palaces has eclipsed other construction activities in the Kingdom of Bavaria: urban developments, hospitals, and schools, theatres and museums, but also factories, railway stations, apartment blocks, churches, and synagogues were created under his regency. This book, for the first time, sheds light on the broad architectural activities in this epoch. Essays and overview illustrations of the building projects of the time provide insights into the diversity of the then building culture and, at the same time, open up a new perspective on the royal palaces.
Contents: Ludwig II - On the Legacy of an Artist on the Throne, Rauch, Alexander ; Architecture as the Availability of History? Reflections on a New Understanding of the Buildings of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Stalla, Robert ; Sacredness in the Buildings of Ludwig II, Schatz, Uwe Gerd ; Present in the Past - Ludwig II and Architecture Photography 1864-86, Pohlmann, Ulrich ; King Ludwig II's View of the World, Heym, Sabine ; Exotic Conceptions of Space? Sources and Variations in Ludwig's Perception of Islamic Architecture, Troelenberg, Eva-Maria ; Mediated Architectural (Dream) Spaces - Ludwig II and the Middle Ages "at Third Hand", Cosentino, Gabriella Cianciolo ; Engineering the "Fairy Tale" - Infrastructure under Ludwig II, Christensen, Peter H. ; Municipal Authority and Aesthetic Dignity. The Competition for the Munich City Hall, Weidner, Thomas ; The Aestheticization of Technology in Historicism - The Neue Polytechnische Schule in Munich, Erben, Dietrich ; Workers' Housing at the Time of Ludwig II, Bader, Vera Simone ; The Kunstverein Building by Eduard von Riedel - A first Project of Ludwig II in Munich, Hess, Regine. Building Types - I Urban Planning - II Transportation - III Industry, Trade, and Commerce - IV Health, Hygiene, and Social Welfare - V Education and Schooling - VI Housing - VII Culture and Entertainment - VIII Industrial Exhibitions - IX Government and Municipal Administration - X Military - XI Churches and Synagogues - XII Palaces and Castles.
Item Number: 148628
Title: The Livery Halls of the City of London
Author: Lucas, Anya ; Henry Russell ; Andreas von Einsiedel (photos)
Record created on 04/09/2018
Description: London-New York: Merrell, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 304pp., 450 illus.
Summary: For more than 600 years livery companies have played a leading role in commercial activities and social and political life in the City of London. These trade associations, each representing a particular craft or profession, were originally responsible for controlling, for example, wages and working conditions. Their headquarters – the livery halls – evolved from large medieval town houses to become an identifiable building type paralleled only by the guild houses of northern European mercantile cities and the Venetian scuole. This beautiful book is the first major exploration of these architecturally significant buildings. Dr Anya Lucas, who has studied the halls in depth, provides an introduction and an illustrated history of the buildings that have been lost over the centuries, while Henry Russell surveys each of the 40 present-day halls, from the Master Mariners in the west to the Gunmakers in the east. All existing livery halls have been photographed especially for the project by the renowned interiors photographer Andreas von Einsiedel, making this a truly outstanding publication.
Item Number: 149381
Title: Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and People
Author: MacGregor, Neil
Record created on 08/01/2018
Description: New York: Knopf, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 512pp. illus. Exhibition held at British Museum, London
Summary: In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation--the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent new book that explores the relationship between faith and society. Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies--and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation, MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns.
Item Number: 148974
Title: VIVIAN MAIER : The Color Work
Author: Westerbeck, Colin
Record created on 05/22/2018
Description: New York: Harper Design, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier. Photographer Vivian Maier's allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story--the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer--has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier's full-color photographs to date. With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier's color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.
Item Number: 149676
Title: Five Centuries Later : ALDUS MANUTIUS : Culture, Typography and Philology
Author: Vacalebre, Natale (ed)
Record created on 11/02/2018
Description: Firenze: Olschki, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 246pp., 8pp. color plates, 11 b&w illus.
Summary: The volume gathers the proceedings of the international conference held at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan in 2015. The essays provide a direct representation of the new research tendencies centered on the figure of the great humanist and publisher Aldus Manutius. The fourteen interdisciplinary contributions by European and American authors offer a rich overview of the research trends of the Aldine studies developed in the recent decades by the scholars of the Manutius enterprise. They include, but are not limited to, economy, social studies, paleography, art history, linguistic studies, history of collecting and book trade.
Contents- Natale Vacalebre, 'Dignus profecto immortalitate'. Riflessioni sull'umanesimo aldino ||| Piero Scapecchi, Venti anni dopo ||| G. Scott Clemons, Pressing Business. The Economics of the Aldine Press ||| Nicolas Barker, The Ahmanson-Murphy Catalogue Revisited ||| David Speranzi, La scrittura di Aldo e il suo ultimo carattere greco (con uno sconosciuto esemplare di tipografia) ||| Patrizia Bertini Malgarini - Ugo Vignuzzi, 'La grammatica insignata da mi ad vui vi farra honore & utile'. Il volgare nelle Institutiones Grammaticae ||| Alessandro Ledda - Luca Rivali, Johannes alter Aldus? Giovanni Tacuino e l'editoria umanistica nella Venezia di Manuzio ||| Mirjam M. Foot, The Binders Who Worked For The Bookshop 'Alsegno del'ancora et dolphin' ||| Dorit Raines, Becoming Collectable- Collecting and Selling Aldines in Early-Modern Venice ||| Robin Raybould, Aldus, Grolier and Erasmus ||| Andrea De Pasquale, Il collezionismo di aldine nelle biblioteche dell'Italia nord-occidentale del XIX secolo- i casi delle biblioteche nazionali di Milano e Torino ||| Susy Marcon, Ritratti aldini ||| Isabella Fiorentini, La raccolta aldina della Biblioteca Trivulziana- un catalogo bibliografico e una mostra virtuale ||| Marina Bonomelli, La collezione aldina dell'Ambrosiana- un catalogo, una mostra e un video ||| Marzia Sorrentino, Aldo Manuzio e i suoi eredi a Monreale nelle Biblioteche "Ludovico II De Torres" e "Santa Maria La Nuova".
(Biblioteca di bibliografia - Documents and Studies in Book and Library History, 207)
Item Number: 148952
Title: The Tiny and the Fragmented : Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World
Author: Martin, S. Rebecca ; Stephanie Langin-Hooper (eds)
Record created on 05/21/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp.
Summary: Miniature and fragmentary objects are both eye-catching and yet easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering tactile reminders of reality's transience. Yet, the standard scholarly approach to such objects has been to see them as secondary, incomplete things, whose principal purpose was to refer to a complete and often life-size whole. The Tiny and the Fragmented offers a series of fresh perspectives on the familiar concepts of the tiny and the fragmented. Written by a prestigious group of internationally-acclaimed scholars, the volume presents a remarkable diversity of case studies that range from Neolithic Europe to pre-Colombian Honduras to the classical Mediterranean and ancient Near East. Each scholar takes a different approach to issues of miniaturization and fragmentation but is united in considering the little and broken things of the past as objects in their own right. Whether a life-size or whole thing is made in a scaled-down form, deliberately broken as part of its use, or only considered successful in the eyes of ancient users if it shows some signs of wear, it challenges our expectations of representation and wholeness, of what it means for a work of art to be "finished" and "affective." Overall, The Tiny and the Fragmented demands a reconsideration of the social and contextual nature of miniaturization, fragmentation, and incompleteness, making the case that it was because of, rather than in spite of, their small or partial state that these objects were valued parts of the personal and social worlds they inhabited.
Contents: Chapter 1: In/Complete: An Introduction to the Theories of Miniaturization and Fragmentation, S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie Langin-Hooper . Chapter 2: Breaking Bodies and Biographies: Figurines of the Playa de los Muertos Tradition, Rosemary Joyce. Chapter 3: Tiny and Fragmented Votive Offerings from Classical Antiquity, Jessica Faye Hughes. Chapter 4: Divinity In Part or In Full? Representations of Tanit in Texts and Art, S. Rebecca Martin. Chapter 5: Style as a Fragment of the Ancient World, Marian H. Feldman. Chapter 6: Stronger at the Broken Places: Affect in Hellenistic Babylonian Miniatures with Separately-Made and Attached Limbs, Stephanie Langin-Hooper. Chapter 7: Tiny Bodies for Intimate Worlds. Human Figurines in Iberian Iron Age Sanctuaries, Mireia López-Bertran and Jaime Vives-Ferrándiz. Chapter 8: Incomplete: The Uneasy Powers of Holes, Cut Surfaces, and Neolithic Pit-Houses, Doug Bailey. Chapter 9: A Response: Scaling the Walls of Persepolis toward an Imaginal Social/Material, Landscape, Margaret Cool Root.
Item Number: 148521
Title: Posing Modernity : The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Author: Murrell, Denise
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 224pp., 177 color illus. Exhibition catalogue
Summary: This timely and original study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. Posing Modernity examines the legacy of Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863), arguing that this radical painting marked a shift toward portraying the black figure as an active participant in modern life rather than as an exotic “other.” Denise Murrell explores the intersection between the avant-garde artists of 19th-century Paris and the community of post-abolition free black Parisians. She traces the impact of Manet’s reconsideration of the black model into the 20th century and across the Atlantic, where Henri Matisse socialized in Harlem jazz clubs and later produced transformative portraits of the Haitian dancer Carmen as a cosmopolitan beauty. The book concludes with a look at how Manet and Matisse’s depictions influenced Romare Bearden and continue to reverberate in the work of such global contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Aimé Mpane, and Mickalene Thomas, who draw on art history to explore its other voices. Featuring over 175 illustrations, Posing Modernity illuminates long-obscured figures and proposes that a history of modernism cannot be complete until it examines the vital role of the black female muse within it.
Item Number: 148528
Title: IDA O'KEEFFE : Escaping Georgia's Shadow
Author: Canterbury, Sue
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Dallas Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp., 54 color, 41 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue
Summary: This is the first publication devoted to Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889–1961), the younger sister of Georgia O’Keeffe. It presents a thoughtful consideration of Ida’s personal history and her creative work. As a professionally trained artist, graduating with an MFA from Columbia in 1932, Ida crafted an artistic identity that was dynamic and distinct in style and subject matter from that of her celebrated sibling. The positive critical attention she received became a source of tension between her and Georgia, who was determined that there would be only one painter in the family. Ida’s complex relationship with Georgia and Alfred Stieglitz, though once loving and close, eventually devolved into estrangement. This volume illustrates works by Ida, including oils, watercolors, and monotypes, and examines their merits as well as their place within the aesthetics of American Modernism during the 1920s and 1930s.
Item Number: 145134
Title: ARTHUR OSVER
Author: Miller, Angela (ed)
Record created on 04/05/2017
Available December 2018
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Description: St Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 128pp., 83 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: The first monograph on the work of the American painter Arthur Osver (1912–2006), this publication explores Osver’s entire oeuvre, from early urban realism to decades of engagement with abstraction. His long and productive career took him from Chicago to New York to Europe and back, interweaving with the art of his time, and his paintings have been collected and exhibited all over the world. Nevertheless, he remained firmly rooted in the American Midwest, settling in St. Louis to teach and paint from 1960 until his death in 2006. Beautifully designed and printed, this book includes 80 full-color plates of Osver’s work throughout his life as well as an illustrated biography and selections from an interview with the artist from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
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