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New titles week of 11/05/2018: Found 65 titles
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Item Number: 149627
Title: I filosofi antichi nell'arte italiana del Seicento : Stile, iconografia, contesti
Author: Albl, Stefan ; Francesco Lofano (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788875752811
Record created on 10/16/2018
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 412pp. illus. Papers presented at the symposium "L’iconografia dei filosofi antichi nell’arte del Seicento in Italia," (Roma, Istituto Storico Austriaco, 20 gennaio 2017).

Contents: Socrates Modern, Irving Lavin ; La rinascita dei filosofi antichi nel Seicento, Stefan Albl ; L'ekfrasis di Socrate tra letteratura e pittura, Andrea Battistini ; "Io cercherò o, amici, di lodare così: per immagini" - Rappresentazioni socratiche tra Cinque e Seicento, Daniela Caracciolo ; Le vin de Démocrite. Sur un tableau de Jan van Bijlert, Stéphane Toussaint ; L'Epicuro di Agostino Scilla, un'iconografia inedita per la filosofia neoterica, Floriana Giallombardo ; La Morte di Cicerone di Francois Perrier - indagini sull'iconografia secen- tesca, Stefania Macioce ; Cinque ritratti di filosofi greci antichi di Domenico Fetti, Raffaella Morselli ; La collezione del duca d'Alcalá. I Filosofi di Jusepe de Ribera e la raccolta di antichità, Francesco Lofano ; "Tredici filosofi antichi" nelle collezioni del cardinale Camillo Massimo e del marchese del Carpio e l'Album Carpio, Brigitte Kuhn-Forte ; L'iconografia dei filosofi antichi nelle scelte pittoriche della Genova ba rocca - spunti e considerazioni, Anna Manzitti ; 'Homo Ridens' - L'iconografia democritea nella ritrattistica teatrale del Seicento, Teresa Megale ; "Unti e bisunti, stracciati, sciatti". Filosofi e anticonformismo nella pittura del Seicento in Italia, Dalma Frascarelli ; Il ciclo dei medici nella farmacia del Collegio Romano. Struttura e iconografia, Giulia Iseppi ; I filosofi della natura. Gli eremiti nei dipinti di Salvator Rosa e Gaspard Dughet, Camilla S. Fiore ; Considerazioni sui filosofi nell'opera di Salvator Rosa e un inedito ritratto di giovane uomo vestito all'orientale, Caterina Volpi ; "per antipatia ch'have la filosofia di serrarsi ne' palazzo de' ricchi". Salvator Rosa and the quest for ennobled prices, Christopher R. Marshall ; Oreste Ferrari e i suoi filosofi antichi di Luca Giordano, Stefan Albl.

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Item Number: 149696
Title: Les Cahiers d'Histoire de l'Art, n.16/ 2018
Author: de Aldecoa, Christiane (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9782956442580
Record created on 11/09/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Voulangis: Les Cahiers d'Histoire de l'Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 134pp., 188 illus., 86 in color.

Contents: François Marandet, Charles-Antoine Hérault (Paris, 1644 - id., 1718), peintre de paysages. || Maud Guichané, Philippe Meusnier (1656-1734), peintre d'architecture. || Anne Leclair, Un journal de voyage - le marquis de Voyer (1722-1782) en Hollande en 1748 avec le comte de Vence (1722-1760) et François-Louis Colins (1699-1760). || Valérie Louzier-Gentaz, Amélie Munier-Romilly (1788-1875), le portrait dans la peinture de genre à Genève. || Antoine Chatelain, Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805). Six dessins inédits au musée de Besançon. || Christian Baulez, De Belanger à Réveillon - Ignace et Pierre Cietty. Décors et papiers peints. || Dominique Lobstein, Louise Ribot (1857-1916), fille et élève de Théodule Ribot (1823-1891). || Stéphane Allavena, L'État et la décoration des édifices publics dans le département du Nord (1822-1986). || François Marandet, Claude-Guy Hallé (Paris, 1652- id., 1736) à Saint-Sulpice - la véritable Sainte Geneviève identifiée. || Christiane de Aldecoa, Histoire de tableaux et tableaux d'histoire. || Christine Moisan-Jablonski, Typus Passionum Animae. Un mystérieux emblème flamand du XVIIe siècle et son énigme dévoilée. || Cordélia Hattori, La collection d'estampes de Pierre Crozat (Toulouse, 1665 - Paris,1740). || Isabelle Mayer-Michalon, Charles Meynier (1763-1832), supplément au catalogue raisonné. Première partie - les albums de dessins de l'École polytechnique.

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Item Number: 148361
Title: Tiber: Eternal River of Rome
Author: Allen, Bruce Ware
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781512600377
Record created on 03/16/2018
Description: Hanover: ForeEdge Publishing, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 304pp., 20 illus.

Contents: 1. GODS, KINGS, AND MEN o Father Tiber o Aeneas to Romulus and Remus o Age of Kings o Cloaca Maxima o Three Heroes of the Republic o Valesius, Ogulnius, and AsclepiusSalt o Alien Gods o Cui Bono? Roscius and the Poena Cullei o Cicero and the Woman o Caesar and Cleopatra o 2. RIVER OF EMPIRE o Naumachia o Villas o Augustus and His Tomb o A Million Mouths to Feed o Annona, or the Dole o Eighth Hill of Rome o Stones o How to Shift an Obelisk o Canals o Boats o Suicide o Lurid Tales of Nero o Trajan and His Port o Hadrian and His Tomb o Later Mad Emperors o 3. CHRISTIAN TIBER o Crisis of the Third Century o Zenobia o Constantine and the Milvian Bridge o A Million More Mouths o Symmachus at Law o Julian the Apostate o Alaric the Goth o Hadrian's Tomb Undone o Barbarians at the Gates o Sidonius Apollinaris o Belisarius's Mills o Procopius the Tourist o Dragons o Gregory the Great o Saracens o Laban/Balan o Formosus o Pornocracy o 4. DARKNESS AND LIGHT o Pope Joan o Copper Bottom o Prophecy of Malachy o Nero-Frogs, Nuts, and Dams o Dante at Ostia o Cola di Rienzo o Holy Years o Of Law and the River o Pontius Pilate o Martin and Eugenius o Isola Sacra o Pius II Takes a Cruise o Mattei and i Soldati Rossi o Papstesel o 5. RENAISSANCE o Death of a Borgia o Zambo o Papal Boats o The Richest Man in Rome o Water Carriers o Potabile o non potabile? o Paolo Giovio and His Book of Fish o Julius II and Urban Renewal o Bartolomeo Brandano o Cellini, the Sack of Rome, a Flood, and Prison o Two Popes, Three Bridges, Four Heads o Agnus Dei o Michelangelo and His Bridge o Grasshoppers o Sport and Spectacle o Two French Poets o Floods o La Pimpaccia di Piazza Navona o Pope Leo's Elephant o 6. MODERN TIMES o Ostia and Portus Redux o Porto di Ripetta o Four French Painters o The Duchess of Kingston o Treasure o In Search of Jewish Gold o Fireworks o Airborne o Mastro Titta, Er dilettante de Ponte o Some Italian Poets o French Polish o English Rose o I Sacconi Rossi o Fishing for Wood o Pius IX o Toto Bigio o Waterborne o Airborne Two o Two War Stories o EPILOGUE. Tevere incatenato.

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Item Number: 149680
Title: Chambre Privée : Meisterwerke aus dem Wohnzimmer eines Sammlers
Author: Ayooghi, Sarvenaz (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9783731907541
Record created on 11/05/2018
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp., 60 color illus. Exhibition held at Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen. German text.

Summary: What does the living room look like of an art lover who collects "Old Mas ters? Does it have a Brueghel hanging over the sofa? And perhaps a Brouwer right next to the TV arm­ chair? Does a passionate collector of the arts even watch TV? The new exhibition series "Chambre Privee" will offer a loose succession of glimpses into such private spheres - as pop-up living rooms featuring original paintings and using photo canvases to capture the ambience and atmosphere of the art collector's home. The series of exhibitions will kick off with the living room of a private collector whose collection consists almost exclusively of Flemish and Dutch paintings. His initial inspi ration to collect came from a still life exhibition in Munster in 1979, which left such a lasting impression on him that he gave up his former passion for hunting. From then on - much to the delight of his wife - the hunting trophies on the walls at home gave way to paintings. The result is the living room as it looks today: a walk-in still life and, at the same time, a realisation of the 91-year-old collector's vision. His successful hunts for high-quality masterpieces have brought home works by the likes of Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Snyders, Adriaen Brouwer and Paul Bril.

His very first acquisition was a still life by the Dutch painter Jan van Os (1744 - 1808). "Quality was always our top priority. But first we had to work out what exactly quality means", says the collector. "My wife and I visited museums all over the world. Only through the act of looking can you sharpen your eye for quality. Numerous acquisitions followed - especially during the 1980s and '90s - all of them of the highest quality and with close connections to each other. For example, Jan Brueghel the Elder's "Seascape with Tomb of the Scipios" hangs flanked by works of his artist colleagues Joos de Momper and Paul Bril. Frans Snyders, the specialist for hunting and animal still lifes, painted at least 60 hunting scenes and animals for Peter Paul Rubens. Rubens, in turn, a passionate art collector himself, was the documented owner of 17 paintings by Adriaen Brouwer. And so, over the years, an eminently harmonious art collection evolved which now - for the very first time - the general public is also able to see and appreciate. The exhibition will be presented in two parts: first the Flemish paintings will come to Aachen; then, in early 2020, the Dutch paintings will be following.

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Item Number: 149568
Title: Viaggio alle fonti dell’arte: il moderno e l’eterno : Margherita Sarfatti 1919-1939
Author: Barisoni, Elisabetta
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788887186178
Record created on 09/25/2018
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Description: Treviso: Zel, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 296pp.

Summary: Definita nel 1928 "regina nazionale senza corona", Margherita Sarfatti (Venezia 1880 - Cavallasca 1961) ha retto le sorti della cultura italiana per almeno un ventennio, concentrando nel periodo 1919-1939 la sua poliedrica ed enciclopedica attività di critica d'arte, promotrice culturale, conferenziera, pubblicista, collezionista, membro di giurie, direttore di giornali e riviste, commissario di esposizioni in Italia e all'estero, protagonista di campagne in difesa dei monumenti nazionali. Nata da una ricca famiglia ebrea veneziana, dagli anni dieci fino al secondo dopoguerra Margherita Sarfatti è in contatto con alcune tra le personalità più importanti e prestigiose della scena nazionale ed internazionale e dialoga con storici e critici d'arte, scrittori e poeti, artisti e architetti, editori, uomini politici, membri della casa regnante. Nei primi anni dieci, nella redazione milanese del giornale socialista "Avanti!", Sarfatti conosce il futuro Duce e tra i due nasce in breve tempo un'intesa amorosa, che poi si trasformerà in un vero sodalizio. Per Mussolini, Margherita non è solo amante, confidente, amica; larga parte del pensiero del giovane Benito si plasma per influenza della donna, che lo educa e lo introduce negli ambienti intellettuali del capoluogo lombardo. Il rapporto tra Sarfatti e Mussolini si protrarrà per lungo tempo, fino alla metà degli anni trenta, ed è al centro di una complessa rete di relazioni tangenti alla nascita del Fascismo e alla sua trasformazione in regime, non senza importanti riflessi nell'ambito della politica culturale nazionale. Questo libro nasce da tre anni di studio del materiale inedito del Fondo Sarfatti, conservato presso l'Archivio del '900 del Museo Mart di Rovereto. Il Fondo raccoglie una quantità straordinaria di documenti, appunti, lettere, quaderni di studio, fotografie e ritagli stampa, che riguardano la ricca produzione critica di Margherita Sarfatti: dai volumi pubblicati agli articoli in giornali e riviste, dai progetti editoriali mai realizzati alle note personali. Attraverso lo studio del Fondo, per la prima volta si delinea in modo coerente un quadro completo e per molti aspetti inedito dell'attività di Sarfatti come critica d'arte nel ventennio più intenso della sua produzione, dal 1919 fino all'esilio in Sud America nel 1939. Gli appunti autografi e il fondo di ritagli stampa, conservati nel tempo dalla donna, hanno anche consentito di ricostruire una prima cronologia delle partecipazioni pubbliche di Margherita Sarfatti a convegni, conferenze e mostre internazionali, in veste di promotrice del movimento artistico da lei fondato, Novecento italiano, di celebre critica d'arte, talvolta di ambasciatrice culturale e politica del Fascismo. Chiudono il volume un'ampia trascrizione degli scritti autografi più significativi conservati nel Fondo archivistico, un elenco completo delle pubblicazioni storico-artistiche di Margherita Sarfatti per il periodo 1919-1939 e una vasta bibliografia sui temi affrontati dalla ricerca.

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Item Number: 148125
Title: Vienna 1900 Complete
Author: Brandstãtter, Christian ; Daniela Gregori ; Rainer Metzger
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9780500519301
Record created on 02/15/2018
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 544pp., 1000 illus.

Summary: At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna became an epicenter for new thought, increasingly running counter to the prevalent conservatism symbolized by the neo-classical facades of the buildings in the city’s Ringstrasse. During the time of the modernist movement led by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, and Koloman Moser, among others, a multidisciplinary environment emerged in which music, writing, and intellectual thought flourished, bringing different arts together in a “Gesamtkunstwerk” a total work of art. Covering all artistic fields, from painting to photography, the Wiener Werkstatte and decorative arts, fashion and architecture of fin-de-siecle Vienna and including biographies for featured artists, Vienna 1900 Complete is an unprecedented compilation of richly colored images curated and authored in a single volume by three leading scholars of the period.

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Item Number: 148440
Title: The European Avant-Gardes, 1905-1935 : A Portable Guide
Author: Bru, Sascha
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9780748695904
Record created on 03/21/2018
Description: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 288pp., 24 color, 76 b&w illus.

Summary: This engaging introduction outlines the cultural and political contexts in which the avant-gardes operated, taking readers on a journey throughout the whole of Europe. It discusses the most salient features of the avant-gardes' work in all the arts, succinctly surveys the major avant-garde movements: cubism, futurism, expressionism, Dadaism, constructivism and many other -isms and shows the ways in which they transformed the face of all modern art forms. Clearly written, this book shows readers and students of modernism how and why the avant-gardes were a major force in modern art and culture.

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Item Number: 146525
Title: Soli Deo Gloria : JOHANN BÖHM (1595–1667) und die westsächsische Bildhauerkunst zwischen Manierismus und Barock
Author: Vogel, Gerd-Helge (ed)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9783867322683
Record created on 08/17/2017
Description: Berlin: Lukas, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 214p. , 265 illus., most in color.

Summary: Johann Böhm, der in Schneeberg eine über drei Generationen hinweg florierende eigene Werkstatt begründete, war einer der einflussreichsten Bildhauer des Frühbarocks im westsächsischen Raum. Anlässlich seines 350. Todestags fand in Böhms Geburtsstadt Hartenstein im Erzgebirge ein Symposium zu seinem Leben und Wirken statt. In dem daraus hervorgegangenen Tagungsband betrachten sechs namhafte Kunstwissenschaftler aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln Persönlichkeit und Schaffen dieses Schöpfers zahlreicher Werke hauptsächlich der Sakralkunst. Sie beleuchten das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort sowie die soziokulturellen Bedingungen seiner Lehr- und Ausbildungszeit in Freiberg, Magdeburg, Leipzig und Dresden, aber auch die honorigen Auftraggeber aus der westsächsisch-ostthüringischen Region, die sich der Werke Johann Böhms zur Selbstrepräsentation und zu ihrem Nachruhm bedienten: Die im »SOLI DEO GLORIA« zum Ausdruck gebrachte »Gottesehre« war immer auch mit weltlichen Interessen verknüpft. Versucht wird nichts weniger als eine Neubewertung von Johann Böhms künstlerischem Werk. Die erste monographische Publikation untersucht das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort und illustriert zugleich das seinerzeit hohe Niveau der westsächsischen Bildhauerkunst. Hier entfaltete sich ein neben Magdeburg, Leipzig oder Dresden unabhängiges künstlerisches Zentrum, das eigene ästhetische Akzente zu setzen vermochte.

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Item Number: 146553
Title: CHURCHILL : The Statesman as Artist
Author: Cannadine, David
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781472945211
Record created on 08/19/2017
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 40pp. color plates.

Summary: Across almost 50 years, Winston Churchill produced more than 500 paintings. His subjects included his family homes at Blenheim and Chartwell, evocative coastal scenes on the French Riviera, and many sun-drenched depictions of Marrakesh in Morocco, as well as still life pictures and an extraordinarily revealing self-portrait, painted during a particularly troubled time in his life. In war and peace, Churchill came to enjoy painting as his primary means of relaxation from the strain of public affairs. In his introduction to Churchill: The Statesman as Artist, David Cannadine provides the most important account yet of Churchill's life in art, which was not just a private hobby, but also, from 1945 onwards, an essential element of his public fame. The first part of this book brings together for the first time all of Churchill's writings and speeches on art, not only 'Painting as a Pastime', but his addresses to the Royal Academy, his reviews of two of the Academy's summer exhibitions, and an important speech he delivered about art and freedom in 1937. The second part of the book provides previously uncollected critical accounts of his work by some of Churchill's contemporaries: Augustus John's hitherto unpublished introduction to the Royal Academy exhibition of Churchill's paintings in 1959, and essays and reviews by Churchill's acquaintances Sir John Rothenstein, Professor Thomas Bodkin and the art critic Eric Newton. The book is lavishly illustrated with reproductions of many of Churchill's paintings, some of them appearing for the first time. Here is Churchill the artist more fully revealed than ever before.

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Item Number: 148418
Title: Heaven on Earth : Painting and the Life to Come
Author: Clark, T.J
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780500021385
Record created on 03/20/2018
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 94 color illus.

Summary: In this latest work, respected art historian T. J. Clark sets out to investigate the different ways painting has depicted the dream of God’s kingdom come: heaven descended to earth. He goes back to the late Middle Ages and Renaissance—to Giotto in Padua, Bruegel facing the horrors of religious war, Poussin painting the Sacraments, and Veronese unfolding the human comedy, in particular his inscrutable Allegory of Love. Was it ultimately to painting’s advantage that in an age of orthodoxy and enforced censorship (threats of hellfire, burnings at the stake) artists found ways reflect on the powers and limitations of religion without putting their thoughts into words? In conclusion Clark brings us into the Nuclear Age with Picasso’s Fall of Icarus, made for UNESCO in 1958, which already seems to signal, or even prescribe, an age when all futures are dead.

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Item Number: 148604
Title: The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism
Author: Duff, David (ed)
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9780199660896
Record created on 04/06/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 816pp., 13 illus.

Contents: Part I: Historical Phases - 1. Romanticism before 1789, Nick Groom. 2. The Revolutionary Decade, Jon Mee. 3. The New Century: 1800-1815, Simon Bainbridge. 4. Post-war Romanticism, Kelvin Everest. 5. The 1820s and Beyond, Angela Esterhammer. Part II: Region and Nation - 6. England and Englishness, Fiona Stafford. 7. Scotland and the North, Penny Fielding. 8. Wales and the West, Mary-Ann Constantine. 9. Ireland and Union, Jim Kelly. Part III: Hierarchies - 10. Romantic Generations, Michael Bradshaw. 11. Poetry and Social Class, Brian Goldbery. 12. The Spectrum of Fiction, Gary Kelly. 13. Gender Boundaries, Anna Mellor. 14. Literature for Children, Susan Manly. Part IV: Legislation - 15. Freedom of Speech, David Worrall. 16. The Regulation of Theatres, Gillian Russell. 17. Poetic Manifestos and Defences, Anthony Howe. 18. Critical Judgement and the Reviewing Profession, William Christie. 19. Trial Literature, Victoria Myers. Part V: Cognition - 20. The Subjective Turn, Thomas Keymer. 21. Literature and the Senses, Noel Jackson. 22. 'High' Romanticism: Literature and Drugs, Sharon Ruston. 23. Writer-physicians, Catherine Jones. Part VI: Composition - 24. Orality and Improvisation, Erik Simpson. 25. Revision and Self-citation, Jane Stabler. 26. Intertextual Dialogue, Beth Lau. 27. Letters and Journals, Pamela Clemit. Part VII: Publication - 28. Book-making, Paul Keen. 29. Oeuvre-making and Canon-formation, Michael Gamer. 30. Celebrity and Anonymity, Tom Mole. 31. Romantic Readers, Felicity James. 32. Non-publication, Lynda Pratt. Part VIII: Language - 33. Literary Uses of Dialect, Jane Hodson. 34. Romantic Oratory, Judith Thompson. 35. Creative Translation, Michael Rossington. 36. The Ineffable, Stephen Behrendt. Part IX: Aesthetics - 37. The Romantic Lexicon, Andrew Bennet. 38. Literature and Philosophy, Tim Milnes. 39. Romantic Practical Criticism, Gregory Dart. 40. Word and Image, Sophie Thomas. 41. The Culture of Song, Kirsteen McCue. Part X: Imports and Exports - 42. The Greco-Roman Revival, Nicholas Halmi. 43. Orientalism and Hebraism, James Watt. 44. Continental Romanticism in Britain, James Vigus. 45. British Romantics Abroad, Patrick Vincent. 46. Transatlantic Engagements, Fiona Robertson. (Oxford Handbooks)

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Item Number: 149200
Title: Italy around 1900. L'Italia intorno al 1900. Italia entorno a 1900
Author: Fanelli, Giovanni
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9783836541992
Record created on 06/21/2018
Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 38cm., hardcover, 580pp. illus

Summary: “You may have the universe,” composer Giuseppe Verdi once said, “if I can have Italy.” Back in the mid-19th century, Verdi’s emotive language appealed to the patriotic sentiments of an emergent nation state. After decades of struggle and bloodshed, the movement known as Risorgimento triumphed with the 1861 proclamation of Italian Unity, assembling disparate kingdoms, territories, and borders that had hitherto been ruled by Austria, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Papal States. Today, Verdi’s call to Italy resounds not only for its native patriots, but for the millions around the world who look upon this peninsula shaped like a boot and delight in a land of light, art, and sensuality. This collection is a fascinating visual document of Italy at the turn of the century, gathering photochromes and vintage colored prints. From coast to coast, through classical sites and Renaissance wonders, down beguiling Venetian waterways and along the dappled shores of the Amalfi coast, each evocative image impresses as much for its color clarity as for the vivid evocation of times gone by. As if in an enchanted dream, we walk an empty and dusklit St. Mark’s Square, stroll the shady Uffizi courtyard alone, and find just a few horse carts pulled up in front of the Pantheon in Rome. In place of cameras, guides, and tour groups, we find ordinary traders and laborers, quiet street scenes, and humble settlements. As sunlit charms and historic reality combine, the result is an unrivaled record of this young nation that fought hard to exist, and went on to win the world’s hearts.

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Item Number: 148397
Title: American Art Pottery : The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
Author: Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781588395962
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 352pp., 400 color illus.

Summary: During the height of the Arts and Crafts era in Europe and the United States, from the late 1800s until World War I, American ceramics were transformed from industrially produced ornamental and table wares to aesthetically and technologically innovative art pottery. This fascinating history is exemplified by the outstanding works in the collection of Robert A. Ellison Jr., who over half a century assembled one of the most important and comprehensive selections of American art pottery. More than 300 of the finest examples of works made by both well-known and less familiar ceramists, including George E. Ohr, Hugh Robertson, Charles Volkmar, Mary Louise McLaughlin, Matt Morgan, Maria Longworth Nichols, and Ferderick Hurten Rhead, are beautifully reproduced, along with numerous period advertisements and photographs, imparting a full understanding of the movement’s personalities and achievements.

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Item Number: 148393
Title: Kensington Palace
Author: Fryman, Olivia (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780300236538
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 392pp., 448 illus.

Summary: Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, splendid interiors, internationally important collections, and, of course, its royal residents. This lavish book thoroughly explores Kensington’s physical beauty and its history, presenting new material drawn from archives, newspapers, personal letters, images, and careful analysis of the building itself. Originally a fashionable Jacobean villa, Kensington was dramatically rebuilt in 1689 by Christopher Wren for the newly crowned monarchs, William III and Mary II. The palace became the favored London home of five sovereigns, surviving fires, partial collapse, bombings, and periods of neglect. Queen Victoria recognized its national significance and set about restyling the massive structure with some of England’s greatest architects and artists. With over 450 illustrations, including specially commissioned reconstructions and historic plans, this volume explores the personal tastes and fashions of the British monarchy over the course of 300 years and provides insight into the 20th- and 21st-century royal family’s domestic life.

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Item Number: 149592
Title: All'ombra di Montecassino : la pittura a Fondi tra XI e XII secolo
Author: Gandolfo, Francesco
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9788899846299
Record created on 10/04/2018
Description: Tivoli: Toret, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 106pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: Tra la fine dell’XI secolo e l’inizio del XII, si ebbe la massima fioritura artistica dell’Abbazia di Montecassino. Il volume analizza le testimonianze pittoriche presenti a Fondi in quell’arco di tempo, a partire dalla croce dipinta della cattedrale, attraverso il filtro cassinese, in ragione dell’influenza svolta dall’Abbazia nel Lazio meridionale. Una impronta stilistica cassinese è già rilevabile nelle pitture in terzo strato dell’abside di San Magno mentre per l’exultet, un tempo destinato alla cattedrale e oggi a Parigi, si deve addirittura pensare a una esecuzione presso lo scriptorium della Abbazia. Per quanto riguarda le pitture realizzate a San Magno, dopo la sua acquisizione da parte di Montecassino nel 1072, la loro esecuzione da parte di pittori provenienti dalla casa madre è resa evidente dalle ragioni stilistiche e iconografiche che animano l’ampio ciclo superstite con le Storie di san Benedetto conservato nel braccio destro del transetto

Contents: La croce dipinta della chiesa di San Pietro ; Le piu antiche pitture del complesso monastico di San Magno ; L'Exultet della Cattedrale ; Il ciclo con le storie di San Benedetto in San Magno e la decorazione dell'abside della chiesa medievale. (Archaeologica - beni culturali, 1)

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Item Number: 149640
Title: Dessiner une renaissance : Dessins italiens du musée des beaux-arts et d'archeologie de Besancon
Author: Gasnualt, Helene (ed) ; Catherine Monbeig Goguel (intro)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788836640010
Record created on 10/18/2018
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 264pp., 250 illus.

Summary: À l'occasion de sa réouverture, le musée des beauxarts et d'archéologie de Besançon met à l'honneur son prestigieux cabinet d'arts graphiques. Au sein de cette collection, les dessins italiens forment un ensemble remarquable et cette exposition permet de présenter pour la première fois une sélection des plus belles feuilles de la Renaissance conservées au musée et de mener une étude renouvelée sur ce fonds. De la Florence des Médicis avec Bronzino à la Rome de la Contre-Réforme représentée par Annibale Carracci en passant par Mantoue (Giulio Romano), Parme (Parmigianino) et Venise (Tintoretto), cette manifestation invite le visiteur et le lecteur à un voyage de plus d'un siècle à travers la péninsule. À travers ces recherches et cette présentation, il s'agit de dessiner la renaissance d'une collection peu connue du public, mais aussi d'esquisser la Renaissance qui apparaît à travers les choix de Jean Gigoux qui a légué en 1894 au musée de Besançon près de trois mille dessins, parmi lesquels la grande majorité des feuilles italiennes.

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Item Number: 149567
Title: L’arte de’ cenni di Giovanni Bonifacio
Author: Gazzola, Silvia
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788887186130
Record created on 09/25/2018
Description: Treviso: Zel, 2018. 2 vols. 24cm., pbk., 804pp. , 105 illus.

Summary: Che cosa si nasconde dietro a una testa reclinata, a un braccio teso, a un pugno chiuso? A questi e a infiniti altri interrogativi cercò di dar risposta il rodigino Giovanni Bonifacio nella sua Arte de' cenni, edita a Vicenza nel 1616. Mai, prima di allora, il lessico corporeo era stato sottoposto a una indagine tanto analitica. Operazione coraggiosa, quella di Bonifacio, che rinuncia per principio a un apparato illustrativo, preferendo condurre la propria ricerca sulla scorta di autorità esclusivamente letterarie. Di qui derivano molte delle peculiarità del testo: il carattere enciclopedico, la saturazione citazionale, la struttura tentacolare. Aspetti che in parte contribuirono al prolungato oblio dell'opera, inserita solo di recente entro una matura prospettiva critica. Chiarirne i presupposti teorici, collocarla in un milieu culturale dai contorni più netti, restituirla insomma a una posizione maggiormente circostanziata nella storia della gestualità sono alcuni degli intenti che hanno sorretto la presente ricerca. La trascrizione completa del testo ha poi inteso garantire al lettore contemporaneo una consultazione più agevole del libro, offrendogli alcune chiavi di lettura utili, si spera, a orientarlo nel fitto intrico delle sue pagine.

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Item Number: 148761
Title: J.W. GODWARD 1861-1922 : The Eclipse of Classicism
Author: Swanson, Vern G
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781851499038
Record created on 04/25/2018
Description: Woodbridge: ACC Art Books, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 368pp., 160 color, 71 b&w illus. Expanded and revised edition (1st edition 1998).

Summary: John William Godward was among the brightest stars of the late Graeco-Roman painters during classicism's twilight years. Some believe he equalled Alma-Tadema in his depiction of marble and flowers and Frederic Leighton in his depiction of drapery. However, his own reclusive nature, society's loss of interest in classical subject painting, aggressive modernist art and the efforts of his disapproving family conspired to plunge him into obscurity. Godward's art was more than escapist; it was purposely beautiful in an age plunging headlong into atrocity. For Godward, art was not only an aesthetic exercise but also a form of therapy. Through these pictures he lived his self-contained life until melancholia, fed by ill health and increasing artistic criticism, overwhelmed his fantasy haven. A hapless victim of his own personality, unable to make his way in a hostile world, Godward ended it all. Swanson's original edition of John William Godward introduced the life of a very private man who pushed the classical ideal further into the twentieth century than most would think possible. This revised edition contains the author's latest research - significant expansions to the text, as well as approximately 100 new pictures, many of which have only recently been attributed to Godward.

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Item Number: 148973
Title: A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art
Author: Gunter, Ann C
Price: $210.00
ISBN: 9781118301258
Record created on 05/22/2018
Description: Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 704pp. illus.

Summary: This book covers the aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, and the Levant, from Neolithic times to the end of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 330 BCE. It describes and examines the field from a variety of critical perspectives: across approaches and interpretive frameworks, key explanatory concepts, materials and selected media and formats, and zones of interaction. This important work also addresses both traditional and emerging categories of material, intellectual perspectives, and research priorities. The book covers geography and chronology, context and setting, medium and scale, while acknowledging the diversity of regional and cultural traditions and the uneven survival of evidence. Part One of the book considers the methodologies and approaches that the field has drawn on and refined. Part Two addresses terms and concepts critical to understanding the subjects and formal characteristics of the Near Eastern material record, including the intellectual frameworks within which monuments have been approached and interpreted. Part Three surveys the field’s most distinctive and characteristic genres, with special reference to Mesopotamian art and architecture. Part Four considers involvement with artistic traditions across a broader reach, examining connections with Egypt, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean. And finally, Part Five addresses intersections with the closely allied discipline of archaeology and the institutional stewardship of cultural heritage in the modern Middle East. (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

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Item Number: 148463
Title: Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston : FRANK GARDNER HALE and His Circle
Author: Gadsden, Nonie (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780878468577
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp., 135 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: At the turn of the 20th century in Boston, a vibrant and active community of jewelry makers-along with artists, craftspeople, scholars, critics and patrons-found unity in the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which held that art and beauty could instill morality and inspire joy. Frank Gardner Hale, who trained in England with founders of the movement, became the most prominent and prolific creator of works of wearable art, helping to define the "Boston look" characterized by bold use of colored stones and brilliant enamels; refined and delicate settings; and exquisite design and craftsmanship, conceived and executed by a single craftsperson. A leading figure in the community of jewelers and an advocate for the Society of Arts and Crafts, Hale influenced many other important makers, among them Josephine Hartwell Shaw, Edward Everett Oakes, Margaret Rogers and Elizabeth Copeland. This book, the first in-depth study of the subject, reproduces dozens of ornaments in dazzling color, accompanied by design drawings from the extensive Frank Gardner Hale archive at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. These drawings provide insight into the works' transformation from two to three dimensions and represent rare renderings of many pieces of jewelry that are now lost. The authoritative text brings together scholars of jewelry history and American design to explore how Hale and his contemporaries expressed Arts and Crafts principles in the creation of jewels of enduring allure.

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Item Number: 148335
Title: FRANS HALS Portraits : A Family Reunion
Author: Nichols, Lawrence W. (et al)
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9783777430072
Record created on 03/15/2018
Description: Munich: Hirmer, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 112pp., 70 color plates. Exhibition to be held at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Summary: Frans Hals (1582/83-1666) is one of the foremost portrait painters of the Dutch Golden Age. This exhibition is the first devoted to his family group portraiture. The show and the catalogue will unite all of his four family portraits along with related works by the artist and will examine the topic of Hals's family portraiture as a whole, placing it in the context of his complete oeuvre. The exhibition was prompted by the Toledo Museum of Art's acquisition in 2011 of Frans Hals's Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape, as well as the recent conservation of Brussels' Three Children of the Van Campen Family. These two works originally formed one composition, separated for unknown reasons probably in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The catalogue reunites the surviving sections of the Toledo/Brussels painting and proposes a reconstruction. It will discuss how the four compositions are constructed, what symbolic elements are included, and what we know about the sitters. It also presents new discoveries about the Van Campen family, placing them in Haarlem society of the early 1600s.

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Item Number: 149693
Title: The Cabinetmaker’s Account: JOHN HEAD’s Record of Craft and Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718-1753
Author: Stiefel, Jay Robert
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780871692719
Record created on 11/09/2018
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Description: Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 320pp., 100 illus.

Summary: English joiner John Head (1688–1754) immigrated to Philadelphia in 1717 and became one of its most successful artisans and merchants. However, his prominence was lost to history until the author’s discovery of his account book among papers at the American Philosophical Society Library. A find of great historical importance, Head’s account book is the earliest and most complete to have survived from any cabinetmaker working in British North America or in Great Britain. It chronicles the commerce, crafts, and lifestyles of early Philadelphia’s entire community: its shopkeeping, cabinetmaking, chairmaking, clockmaking, glazing, metalworking, needleworking, property development, agriculture, botany, livestock, transport, foodstuffs, drink, hardware, fabrics, furnishings, household wares, clothing, building materials, and export trade. Jay Robert Stiefel, historian of Colonial Philadelphia society and its material culture, presents the definitive interpretation of the John Head account book and introduces many other discoveries. The culmination of nearly 20 years of research, this new volume serves as an essential reference work on 18th-century Philadelphia, its furniture and material culture, as well as an intimate and detailed social history of the interactions among that era’s most talented artisans and successful merchants. Profusely illustrated and in large format, the book includes a foreword from furniture historian Adam Bowett and an introduction by historian Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library. (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, 271)

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Item Number: 148171
Title: The Complete Content Cameos
Author: Henig, M. ; H. Molesworth
Price: $195.00
ISBN: 9782503578965
Record created on 02/20/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 407pp., 583 color illus.

Summary: The present catalogue of the largest collection of ancient cameos in private hands, represents forty years of collecting these historical documents in hardstone. While the gems were on public display at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, between 1990 and 2000, but the entirety of the collection has never before been seen. Recent publications have made it possible to draw more precise conclusions based on a far larger sample of cameos available for comparative study. The greatly increased number of published cameos has further allowed studies of the relative popularity of particular subjects at certain periods, of development of style and technique, and of the popularity of some gem materials over time. The development of digital photography has enabled gem photographers to show undreamt-of detail, allowing much closer study of tool marks and even individual artists’ hands.

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Item Number: 149555
Title: The Man in the Glass House: PHILIP JOHNSON, Architect of the Modern Century
Author: Lamster, Mark
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780316126434
Record created on 09/20/2018
Description: New York: Little, Brown, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 528pp. illus.

Summary: When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable–and influential–figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA’s founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America’s leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country–but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion. Johnson introduced European modernism–the sleek, glass-and-steel architecture that now dominates our cities–to America, and mentored generations of architects, designers, and artists to follow. He defined the era of “starchitecture” with its flamboyant buildings and celebrity designers who esteemed aesthetics and style above all other concerns. But Johnson was also a man of deep paradoxes: he was a Nazi sympathizer, a designer of synagogues, an enfant terrible into his old age, a populist, and a snob. His clients ranged from the Rockefellers to televangelists to Donald Trump.

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Item Number: 148927
Title: A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance
Author: Kallendorf, Hilaire (ed)
Price: $379.00
ISBN: 9789004330931
Record created on 05/16/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 678pp.

Contents: 1. Laying the Foundations for a Spanish Renaissance, Harald Braun. 2. Politics and Government in Spain during the 16th Century, Fabien Montcher. 3. The Spanish Colonial Empire in the Renaissance: Establishing the First Global Culture, Beatriz de Alba-Koch. 4. Ethnic Groups in Renaissance Spain, Marya T. Green-Mercado. 5. Daily Life and the Family in Renaissance Spain, Elizabeth Lehfeldt. 6. Birth and Death in the Spanish Renaissance, Stephanie Fink. 7. Religion, Henry Kamen. 8. Fashioning Disease: Narrative and the Sick Body in the Spanish Inquisition, Cristian Berco. 9. Nobles and Court Culture, Ignacio Navarrete and Elizabeth Ashcroft Terry-Roisin. 10. Popular Culture, Spanish Law Courts, and the Early Modern State, Edward Behrend-Martínez. 11. Civic Ritual, Urban Life, Enrique García Santo-Tomás. 12. Community and the Common Good in Early Modern Castile, Ruth MacKay. 13. Intellectual Life, Lía Schwartz Lerner and Susan Byrne. 14. Ladies, Libraries and Literacy in Early Modern Spain, Elizabeth Teresa Howe. 15. Philosophy, Law and Mysticism in Renaissance Spain, Bernie Canteñs. 16. The Literature of the Spanish Renaissance, Juan Antonio Garrido Ardila. 17. Painting and Sculpture, Jeffrey Schrader. 18. Visual Culture: Art and Ekphrasis in Early Modern Spain, Frederick de Armas. 19. Spanish Science in the Age of the New, William Eamon. 20. Doing Things with Money in Early Modern Spain, Elvira Vilches. 21. Historiography and European Perceptions of Spain, Michael Levin. (Renaissance Society of America, 11)

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Item Number: 149171
Title: MARY KELLY : The Voice Remains : Works in Compressed Lint, 1999–217
Author: Kelly, Mary ; Juli Carson (et al)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9780998631226
Record created on 06/19/2018
Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 184pp., 73 color illus.

Summary: The Voice Remains is the first monograph to document Mary Kelly's (born 1941) work with compressed lint over the past two decades. In these works, Kelly explores her ties to the historical past, her personal history, and the everyday politics of life, in large, low-relief panels.

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Item Number: 149678
Title: Synagogue and Museum
Author: Kessler, Katrin (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783731907947
Record created on 11/05/2018
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 192pp., 151 images.

Summary: Synagogues are complex, highly significant and polyvalent spaces of religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reveal the ­interdependencies on the surrounding cultures. Ever since the Shoah, historic synagogues especially in Europe have gained high importance as focal points of remembrance and education. This volume presents selected papers of the 3rd International Congress on Jewish architecture “Synagogue and Museum.” The conference at the Technische Universität Braunschweig focused on examining the worldwide phenomenon of synagogues in and as museums within an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers discuss theoretical and historical approaches as well as practical examples from Austria, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia and the USA.

Contents: Ulrich Knufinke, Synagogues in Museum, Synagogues as Museums, Synagogues and Museums - Introductory Reflections on an Ambivalent Subject || Ismar Schorsch, You Can't Be Holy Alone || Annette Weber, Synagogues and Museums and Their Perception in German Public Culture Before and After World War II || Sabine Offe, Synagogues as Traces || Ilia Rodov, Synagogue as Museum - Ritual and Exposition || Naomi Simhony, Synagogue Exhibitions in National Museums in the State of Israel || Jutta Dick, Dynamics of a Room || Renato Athias, Memory and Architectural Preservation of the First Synagogue in the Americas || Marc Grellert, Synagogues in Germany. 20 Years of Virtual Reconstructions in Museums || Sergey R. Kravtsov, The Jewish Museum in L'viv - Genius Loci and Realpolitik || Boris Khaimovich, Museum of Jewish History in Russia - Its Goals and Its Activities || Zvi Orgad, Synagogue on Display - The Case of the Unterlimpurg Prayer Room || Alexander von Kienlin, Ancient Synagogues as Historical Source || Miranda Crowdus, Redefining the 'Music-Object' - Dissonances in the Material Representation / Display of the Synagogue || Hans-Christof Haas, The Sukkah of Rabbi Mendel Rosenbaum in Zell am Main / Lower Franconia - Tradition - Research - Presentation || Konstantin Wächter, Berlin - Authenticity of Former Synagogue Sites - Heritage in the Void || Ron Epstein, Synagogues in Switzerland - A Special Case? || Martha Keil. "Who Needs the Judentempel?" The Former Synagogue of St. Pölten (Lower Austria) and its Cultural Location || Monika Grübel, LVR - Cultural Centre Rödingen Village Synagogue || Gabi Rudolf, The Arnstein Synagogue - A Visual Fragment of (Almost) Invisible Jewish History in Lower Franconia || Givi Gambashidze, Museum - Place of Peace. The David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations || Eszter Gantner, Synagogues as Space of Conflicts - The Formal Synagogue in Esztergom, Hungary || Hans-Jürgen Derda, Interfaith Dialogue - A Concept of a Museum of Religions at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (Brunswick State Museum) || Benigna Schönhagen, The Example of Augsburg || Sebastian Ristow and Christiane Twiehaus, The Medieval Synagogue of Cologne - Archaeology and Exhibition Concept in the New Museum "MiQua". (Schriftenreihe der Bet Tfila-Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa - Publications of Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe, 10)

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Item Number: 148830
Title: LEONARDO DA VINCI : A Life in Drawing
Author: Clayton, Martin
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780847859405
Record created on 04/30/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: On the heels of Walter Isaacson's beloved new biography (Fall 2017), and increased media attention (as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist's death), this book's appeal will extend beyond the devoted and numerous members of Leonardo's audience to reach a popular one. The most comprehensive collection of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings provides an intimate look at the mind and hand of the genius.

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Item Number: 149654
Title: Vie de LAMBERT LOMBARD (1565)
Author: Lampson, Dominique ; Colette Nativel (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782600058742
Record created on 10/22/2018
Description: Geneve: Droz, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 152pp., 3 illus.

Summary: Publiée à Bruges, chez Hubert Goltzius, en 1565, la Lamberti Lombardi vita est la première biographie d’un artiste écrite dans le Nord, quelques années après les Vite de Vasari (1550). Son auteur, Dominique Lampson (1532-1599) est une grande figure de l’humanisme liégeois. Après avoir été le secrétaire de Reginald Pole, il devint celui des Princes-Evêques. Chez Pole, il découvrit l’œuvre du peintre Lambert Lombard et il suivit son enseignement à Liège. Cet artiste est de nos jours peu connu en dehors de la Belgique. Biographie programmatique, c’est au peintre savant comme le fut Lombard, comme le seront son élève Otto Vaenius et l’élève de ce dernier, Rubens, que s’adresse ce petit ouvrage latin. La Vita fournit des éléments essentiels à notre connaissance des innovations que Lombard introduisit dans la peinture des Pays-Bas. Bien plus, elle propose une théorie cohérente de la peinture fondée dans la rhétorique. La Vita illustre ainsi la réception de l’Antiquité par les artistes dans ses deux aspects – les textes et les objets. Une introduction alerte et une traduction précise et élégante de Colette Nativel invitent à redécouvrir tant Lampson que Lombard. (Cahiers d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 20)

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Item Number: 148460
Title: Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome
Author: Long, Pamela O
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9780226543796
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 73 illus.

Summary: Between the catastrophic flood of the Tiber River in 1557 and the death of the “engineering pope” Sixtus V in 1590, the city of Rome was transformed by intense activity involving building construction and engineering projects of all kinds. Using hundreds of archival documents and primary sources, Engineering the Eternal City explores the processes and people involved in these infrastructure projects—sewers, bridge repair, flood prevention, aqueduct construction, the building of new, straight streets, and even the relocation of immensely heavy ancient Egyptian obelisks that Roman emperors had carried to the city centuries before. This portrait of an early modern Rome examines the many conflicts, failures, and successes that shaped the city, as decision-makers tried to control not only Rome’s structures and infrastructures but also the people who lived there. Taking up visual images of the city created during the same period—most importantly in maps and urban representations, this book shows how in a time before the development of modern professionalism and modern bureaucracies, there was far more wide-ranging conversation among people of various backgrounds on issues of engineering and infrastructure than there is in our own times. Physicians, civic leaders, jurists, cardinals, popes, and clerics engaged with painters, sculptors, architects, printers, and other practitioners as they discussed, argued, and completed the projects that remade Rome.

Contents: Introduction- Rome- Portrait of the Late Sixteenth-Century City. 1. Troubled Waters- The Tiber River. 2. The Streets and Sewers of Rome. 3. Repairing the Acqua Vergine- Conflict and Process. 4. Contested Infrastructure. 5. Roman Topography and Images of the City. 6. Maps, Guidebooks, and the World of Print. 7. Reforming the Streets. 8. Engineering Spectacle and Urban Reality. Conclusion- A City in Transition.

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Item Number: 148461
Title: Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome
Author: Long, Pamela O
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226591285
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 368pp., 73 illus.

Contents: Introduction- Rome- Portrait of the Late Sixteenth-Century City. 1. Troubled Waters- The Tiber River. 2. The Streets and Sewers of Rome. 3. Repairing the Acqua Vergine- Conflict and Process. 4. Contested Infrastructure. 5. Roman Topography and Images of the City. 6. Maps, Guidebooks, and the World of Print. 7. Reforming the Streets. 8. Engineering Spectacle and Urban Reality. Conclusion- A City in Transition.

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Item Number: 149602
Title: Il San Girolamo di LORENZO LOTTO : Storia di una riattribuzione ai Musei di Bassano del Grappa
Author: Casarin, Chiara ; Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9788887186215
Record created on 10/09/2018
Description: Treviso: Zel edizioni, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 64pp. illus.

Summary: pubblicazione degli studi per la riattribuzione di un dipinto delle collezioni permanenti cittadine, il San Girolamo di Lorenzo Lotto, uno degli artisti del ‘500 italiano più rivalutati nel XX secolo.

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Item Number: 146157
Title: MAELWAEL Van Limburg Studies, I
Author: Oosterman, Johan ; Jos Koldeweij (eds)
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9782503577159
Record created on 07/05/2017
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 224pp., 194 color illus.

Contents: Patricia Stirnemann, Johan Maelwael, the Van Limburg Brothers and the Très riches Heures de Jean de Berry ; Eberhard König, The Master of St. Jerome - one of the Van Limburg Brothers ; Inès Villela-Petit, The Drawn Hours - a new Masterpiece of the Van Limburg Brothers ; Dieter Röschel, Ships and more - motives and narratives in the Van Limburg Hours ; Christine Seidel, Remarks on the drawing technique in the Drawn Van Limburg Hours ; Rob Camps, New lights on the Maelwael family in Nijmegen ; Rob Dückers, Influences of the Van Limburg Brothers - The Block Book of Saint Servatius ; Laurent Hablot, The Van Limburg Brothers - heraldic painters? The position of heraldry and emblematic realisations in the art of the Van Limburg Brothers ; Johan Oosterman, Commissioned by Mary of Guelders Relationships between the French and Guelders Court.

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Item Number: 149132
Title: Celebrating Suprematism : New Approaches to the Art of KAZIMIR MALEVICH
Author: Lodder, Christina
Price: $147.00
ISBN: 9789004384873
Record created on 06/15/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 330pp., 98 illus., most in color.

Contents: New Information Concerning The Black Square, Irina Vakar || Defining Suprematism- The Year of Discovery, Charlotte Douglas || Malevich, the Fourth Dimension, and the Ether of Space One Hundred Years Later, Linda Dalrymple Henderson || The Path of Empirical Criticism in Russia or 'The Milky Way of Inventors', Alexander Bouras || Kazimir Malevich, Unovis, and the Poetics of Materiality, Maria Kokkori, Alexander Bouras and Irina Karasik || Branches of Unovis in Smolensk and Orenburg, Alexander Lisov || Suprematism and/or Supremacy of Architecture, Samuel Johnson || Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism as an Embodiment of the Infinite, Regina Khidekel || '…In our time, when it became We …'- A Previously Unknown Essay by Kazimir Malevich, Tatiana Goriacheva || 'A thing of quality defies being produced in quantity'- Suprematist Porcelain and Its Afterlife in Leningrad Design, Yulia Karpova || Suprematist Textiles, Julia Tulovsky || Suprematism- A Shortcut into the Future- The Reception of Malevich by Polish and Hungarian Artists during the Inter-War Period, Éva Forgács || Conflicting Approaches to Creativity? Suprematism and Constructivism. (Russian History and Culture, 22)

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Item Number: 149400
Title: MCKIM, MEAD & WHITE : Selected Works 1879-1915
Author: Follen, Charles ; Richard Guy Wilson (et al)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9781616897574
Record created on 08/08/2018
Description: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 428pp. illus.

Summary: McKim, Mead & White is the best-known architecture firm of America's Gilded Age, and designed many of the most iconic buildings including the Boston Public Library, Washington Square Arch, and the campuses of Columbia and New York Universities. The firm built opulent residences and private clubs for the nation's wealthiest and most powerful, buildings that are now well-loved cultural institutions. McKim, Mead & White: Selected Works 1879-1915 collects the work of these influential architects and their successors. Compiling the original four volumes into one, this magnificent edition is supplemented with an introduction from Richard Guy Wilson and an essay by Leland Roth. Published in association with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

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Item Number: 149469
Title: JOAN MITCHELL : Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953–1962
Author: Anfram, David
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944316150
Record created on 08/28/2018
Description: New York: Cheim & Read, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 76pp., 14 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Between the mid-1950s and the early ‘60s, the paintings of Joan Mitchell (1925–92) grew exponentially in sophistication and strength. In the summer of 1953 she began to paint outdoors in the Hamptons, developing an engagement with nature, but with a crucial distinction from her male counterparts in the abstract expressionist movement. As the late curator and writer Klaus Kertess wrote, "Pollock’s […] ‘I am nature’ is very different from Mitchell’s being with nature in memory. Pollock is more a shaman, Mitchell more a lover. But both share with van Gogh a high tuned, visceral sensitivity to movement. And both share the quality that [Frank] O’Hara so aptly attributed to Pollock’s paintings: ‘lyrical desperation.’" This book looks at this period, in which Mitchell began to travel regularly between Paris and New York, and received her first major solo shows in the US and in France.

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Item Number: 149321
Title: Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
Author: Mitchell, Ralph ; Jennifer Clifford (eds)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781909492646
Record created on 07/19/2018
Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.

Summary: The world's monuments, art objects and archaeology are at increasing risk of deterioration from environmental threats e.g. climate change, air pollution, and tourism. Microorganisms play a central role in these deterioration processes. They grow both on the surface and in the interiors of many materials. Our understanding of the role that the microbial community plays in these activities has improved significantly in recent years and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of degradation is now possible. In addition, new tools have opened the door to the use of bacteria as protective agents. In this book, contributors have focused on the essential role that biodeterioration plays in both the deterioration and preservation of a wide range of materials. The volume brings together recent research by conservation microbiologists working in diverse environments. In addition papers are included on the effects of microbial biofilms and climate change on the biodeterioration process. It is hoped that this book will prove helpful to microbiologists, chemists, and other scientists working in the field of conservation. It should also be useful to practicing conservators, and individuals in public policy concerned with the protection of our world's cultural heritage treasures.

Contents: The Importance of Microbial Biofilms in Deterioration of Heritage Materials, Marc W. Mittleman ; Effects of Climate Change on the Biodeterioration of Historic Materials, Peter Brimblecombe ; Microbial Processes Involved in Deterioration of Paper and Parchment, Flavia Pinzari ; Biodeterioration of Photographic and Cinematographic Materials- Methods of Investigation, Domenico Pangallo ; Biodeterioration of easel paintings - An overview, A. Teresa Caldeira, Cátia Salvador, Tânia Rosado, and António Candeias ; Modern materials and contemporary art, Francesca Cappitelli and Federica Villa ; Use of dyes as a method to control textile biodeterioration, Barbara Blyskal ; Biodeterioration of paintings in caves, catacombs, and other hypogean sites, Clara Urzi, Laura Bruno, and Filomena De Leo ; Limestone Biodeterioration- Examples from Portugal, A.C. Pinheiro, N. Mesquita, and António Portugal ; Reasons for Removing Biological Materials from Calcareous Stone Monuments, Margaret Breuker and Joannie Bottkol.

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Item Number: 149543
Title: MONET's Waterloo Bridge : Vision and Process
Author: Norwood, Nancy (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781939125583
Record created on 09/17/2018
Description: Rochester: RIT Press, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 104pp., 76 illus. Exhibition held at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester.

Summary: Impressionist master Claude Monet began over forty versions of Waterloo Bridge during his three London sojourns between 1899 and 1901. He viewed his paintings of the landmark bridge both individually and as an ensemble, collectively expressing his sense of the essential subject—the atmosphere and colors of the fog-bound landscape of London’s Thames River. Monet struggled to complete these paintings after his return to France, where he re-worked many of the canvases in his Giverny studio, releasing them for sale over the course of several years. The exhibition Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process brings together eight paintings from the famous London series. Scholarly essays and an in-depth technical study of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun (1903) explore Monet’s artistic vision as well as the process by which he struggled to achieve that vision.

Contents: Monet's Waterloo Bridge- Vision and Process, Nancy Norwood ; Between the Balcony and the Studio- Monet's Struggle to Finish the Thames Series, Jennifer A. Thompson ; Looking at Waterloo Bridge, Grace Seiberling ; Technical Analysis of the Painting Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun, 1903, by Claude Monet, James Hamm (et al) ; Paintings in the Exhibition.

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Item Number: 147634
Title: JASON MORAN
Author: Edwards, Adrienne (ed)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781935963172
Record created on 12/13/2017
Description: Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 272pp., 75 color, 30 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the first in-depth publication to investigate the practice of pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran, whose work bridges the fields of visual arts and performing arts. As a “torchbearer for jazz,” Moran challenges traditional forms of musical composition; his experimental works merge object and sound, underscoring the theatricality of both mediums. Moran—who often collaborates with prominent visual artists such Joan Jonas, Stan Douglas, Lorna Simpson and Glenn Ligon—pushes beyond the conventions of sculpture and the concert stage while continuing to embrace the essential tenets of jazz and improvisation. This volume, published in conjunction with the Walker Art Center’s 2018 exhibition, considers the artist’s practice and his collaborative works as interdisciplinary investigations that further the fields of experimental jazz and visual art. It features essays by curators, artists, musicians and art historians, plus an interview and photo essay by Moran. These are supplemented by sections documenting the creation of Moran’s mixed-media “set sculptures” including STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1, STAGED: Three Deuces (both 2015) and STAGED: Slugs (2018). This is an essential volume for anyone interested in the intersection of contemporary art and music.

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Item Number: 149603
Title: La Sculpture Gothique à Tournai : Splendeur, Ruine, Vestiges
Author: Nys, Ludovic (ed)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9789462302150
Record created on 10/09/2018
Description: Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 304pp., 140 images. French text.

Summary: Entre Seine et Rhin, Tournai, ville des anciens Pays-Bas relevant de la couronne de France et siège épiscopal du comté de Flandre, a connu du xiie au xve siècle son rayonnement le plus large. Un de ses atouts résidait dans la pierre sombre extraite de son sous-sol. Celle-ci permit à la cité non seulement de se couvrir d'un nombre impressionnant d'édifices - au premier rang desquels la cathédrale Notre-Dame - mais aussi de développer une singulière production de lames funéraires gravées, gisants en relief et stèles votives qui contribuèrent notoirement à la réputation de ses ateliers. Exportées parfois très loin, par-delà les mers, ces ouvres couvrirent aussi le sol et les murs des sanctuaires de la ville. Véritable miroir de ses élites, elles y ont condensé des décennies d'histoire urbaine. À cette parure de pierre riche de mille visages et d'autant d'images de dévotion faisaient écho d'autres sculptures, ornant les ensembles mobiliers - jubés, retables, etc. - des églises. Les aléas de l'Histoire se chargèrent d'annihiler, ou presque, tout cet apparat médiéval. La crise iconoclaste de 1566 ne laissa de ces ouvres que quelques épaves blessées, les réaménagements ultérieurs des édifices de culte aux xviie et xviiie siècles achevant la besogne. De ce patrimoine d'une richesse inouïe ne sont donc conservés aujourd'hui que de rares témoins, fragmentaires pour la plupart, réapparus lors de fouilles ou de travaux. Ils constituent désormais une poignante collection qui connaît le triste sort d'être aujourd'hui devenue invisible depuis la fermeture de la section médiévale du musée de Tournai, voici un quart de siècle, et celle plus récente du chour gothique de la cathédrale en restauration. Là est, parmi d'autres, l'enjeu de cet ouvrage : faire redécouvrir ce corpus lapidaire tournaisien dans lequel s'est stratifiée la mémoire longue d'une ville et lui procurer enfin toute la lumière qu'il mérite.

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Item Number: 149355
Title: TERRY O'NEIL : Rare & Unseen : A Portfolio of Vintage Prints
Author:
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781851498918
Record created on 07/26/2018
Description: New York: ACC Editions, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 224pp., 50 color, 50 b&w images.

Summary: Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest living photographers today, with work displayed and exhibited at first-class museums and fine-art galleries worldwide. His iconic images of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Brigitte Bardot, Faye Dunaway, and David Bowie - to name but a few - are instantly recognisable across the globe. Now, for the first time, O'Neill selects a range of images from his extensive archive of "vintage prints", which will surprise and delight collectors and photography lovers alike. Long before the age of digital, photographers would send physical prints to the papers and magazines. These prints were passed around, handled by many, stamped on the back, and often times captioned. After use, the prints were either filed away, thrown out or - for the lucky few - sent back to the photographer or their photo agencies. At the dawn of the 1960s, when O'Neill's career began, physical prints were the norm. Terry kept as many as he could that were sent back to him. "I just kept everything," he says. "I don't know why. Back then, there wasn't really a reason to keep them. Photos were used straight away and then I just moved on to the next assignment. No one was thinking these would be worth anything down the line, let alone fifty years later".

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Item Number: 149314
Title: The Cartographic Capital : Mapping Third Republic Paris
Author: Olson, Kory
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781786940964
Record created on 07/16/2018
Description: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp.

Summary: Through official maps, this book looks at how government presentations of Paris and environs change over the course of the Third Republic (1889-1934). Governmental policies, such as the creation of a mandatory national uniform educational system that will eventually include geography, combined with technological advances in the printing industry, to alter the look, exposure, reception, and distribution of government maps. The government initially seemed to privilege an exclusively positive view of the capital city and limited its presentation of it to land inside the walled fortifications. However, as the Republic progressed and Paris grew, technology altered how Parisians used and understood their urban space. Rail and automobiles made moving about the city and environs easier while increased industrialization moved factories and their workers further out into the Seine Department. During this time, maps transitioned from reflecting the past to documenting the present. With the advent of French urbanism after World War I, official mapped views of greater Paris abandoned privileging past achievements and began to mirror actual residential and industrial development as it pushed further out from the city centre. Finally, the government needed to plan for the future of greater Paris and official maps begin to show how the government viewed the direction of its capital city. (Studies in Modern and Contemporary France)

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Item Number: 139307
Title: TOD PAPAGEORGE : Dr. Blankman´s New York
Author: Campany, David
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783958291089
Record created on 12/25/2015
Description: Göttingen: Steidl, Pace MacGill, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 136pp., 60 color photos.

Summary: Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New York documents a brief but critical moment in the photographer's early career, the two years Papageorge shot in color in New York in the late 1960s. Black-and-white photography was still the "serious" medium, and color reserved for commercial applications; Papageorge--25 years old and newly arrived in New York City--was encouraged by his fellow photographers to seek paying magazine work by developing a body of work in color. In some ways it was a failed experiment: Papageorge mostly approached color in the same way as he approached black and white, except that he also began to intuitively produce still-life pictures with little commercial appeal, spotlighting canned hams in shop windows and political posters. But color offered Papageorge the opportunity to work in a new medium at a time of great social, political and cultural change. "I’d like to think that, in Seeing Things, New York 1966–1967, you’ll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my newly adopted home of Manhattan," writes Papageorge, "a record drawn with Kodachrome film and its rich, saturated colors".

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Item Number: 147690
Title: PIERO DI COSIMO : Painter of Faith and Fable
Author: Geronimus, Dennis ; Michael W. Kwakkelstein (eds)
Price: $153.00
ISBN: 9789004363052
Record created on 12/21/2017
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, ca. 300pp., 116 color illus.

Contents: Introduction - Telling Tales - The Kaleidoscopic Art of Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522), Dennis Geronimus. 1. From Ancilla Domini to Madonna del Parto - Observations on Piero di Cosimo's Marian Imagery, ?Alessandra Galizzi Kroegel. 2. L'altare Del Pugliese nella chiesa dello Spedale degli Innocenti - un esempio di dialogo fra pittura e scultura, ?Elena Capretti. 3. Real or Imagined? Exotic Animals in Piero di Cosimo's Mythologies, ?Marina Belozerskaya. 4. The 'Fantasia' of the Cricket in Piero di Cosimo's Vulcan and Aeolus, Sarah Blake McHam. 5. Rara Avis - Piero di Cosimo and the Birds He Painted, Roberta J.M. Olson. 6. Piero di Cosimo's Nymph and the Hallmark of Artemis, Ianthi Assimakopoulou. 7. Beautiful Monsters - The Language of Empathy and Grief in Piero di Cosimo's Representation of Animals and Human-Animal Hybrids, Dennis Geronimus. 8. The Question of Centaurs - Lucretius, Ovid, and Empedokles in Piero di Cosimo, Guy Hedreen. 9. Piero di Cosimo and Netherlandish Painting, Paula Nuttall. 10. Piero and Ghirlandaio - Drawing the Figure, Jean K. Cadogan. 11. Deconstructing the Underdrawing in Piero di Cosimo's Construction of a Palace, Elizabeth Walmsley. 12. La ricomposizione di un Piero di Cosimo perduto - il restauro della Pala con Lo Sposalizio mistico di S.Caterina e della Lunetta con i due Angeli che sorreggono la corona, Anna Teresa Monti e Lisa Venerosi Pesciolini. 13. Piero di Cosimo - Two Angels Return to Florence from Edinburgh, Lesley Stevenson. (NIKI Studies in Netherlandish-Italian Art History, 12)

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Item Number: 148423
Title: The Islamic World : A History in Objects
Author: Porter, Venetia
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780500480403
Record created on 03/20/2018
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp., 250 illus.

Summary: This illustrated introduction to the history of the Islamic world takes its cue from the British Museum’s outstanding collection of art and artifacts from Islamic lands, offering a penetrating insight into the history and culture of this region through everyday objects and treasures from the ancient world and recent works of contemporary art. Arranged broadly chronologically into a series of thematic narratives, this book details the history of the Middle East and the greater Islamic world’s cultures through six chapters: the earliest history of the Islamic world, faith, interconnected worlds (trade and cultural exchange c. 600–1500), the age of empires (c. 1500–1900), literature and music and the modern world. In each case, the objects themselves serve as the gateway into the history of Islamic culture: familiar masterpieces, together with lesser-known treasures, provide new ways to learn about the Islamic world.

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Item Number: 148655
Title: OSCAR G. REJLANDER : Artist Photographer
Author: Pauli, Lori
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300237092
Record created on 04/11/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the National Gallery of Canada, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 300pp., 225 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Oscar G. Rejlander (1813–1875) was a Swedish-born photographer who pioneered the genre of art photography. He is best known for combining negatives to form elaborate allegorical compositions and for his ability to communicate expression through his photographic studies and portraits. His influence shines in the works of other important photographers of the day. This catalogue accompanies the first major retrospective on this vital yet understudied figure and considers the whole range of his activities, including his work as a painter and printmaker. Lori Pauli introduces Rejlander with a comprehensive survey of his life and career. Three essays follow, from leading scholars in the field of 19th-century photography, with topics ranging from Rejlander’s engagement with Victorian painting, to his studio and working methods, to his artistic circle and work with Charles Darwin. Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, this publication fills a void in scholarship on Rejlander; it also sheds light more broadly on the intersection of art and science and the uses of photography in Victorian culture, as well as the history of photography and its impact on Victorian culture.

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Item Number: 149626
Title: Amicitia nel Rinascimento: I carmi di Baldassarre Castiglione e Domizio Falcone
Author: Rodney, Lokaj
Price: $219.00
ISBN: 9788891316714
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 342pp., 20 illus.

Summary: Amicitia nel Rinascimento è un' edizione critica che pubblica tutte le poesie latine di Baldassarre Castiglione (1529) e di Domizio Falcone (1505), alcune per la prima volta in assoluto, ognuna corredata di una fedele traduzione italiana e un generoso commento sulle fonti classiche e medievali ivi dispiegate, sugli echi culturali e sulle implicite allusività. Ne emerge un quadro completamente inedito dei rapporti non solo fra i due autori rinascimentali, il primo notissimo per il Libro del cortegiano il secondo pressoché sconosciuto, persino agli studiosi del settore, ma anche fra costoro e il loro mondo vissuto presso la corte gonzaghesca a Mantova, la montefeltresca a Urbino e la corte pontificia a Roma fluttuante in mezzo ai giochi politici di alleanze cangianti, alle nuove figure del poeta o pittore o intellettuale di corte, alla dibattuta questione della lingua cortigiana e all' evoluzione nelle definizioni e status dei giochi amorosi e della stessa sessualità. Vi si profila così un Castiglione nuovo, più completo e rivelatore rispetto all' ideale tratteggiato nel Cortegiano, accanto a un Falcone nient' affatto sconosciuto, anzi osannato piuttosto da Isabella d' Este, Angelo Colocci e Pietro Bembo quale esperto in fatto di poesia amorosa in tutte le sue sfaccettature e vero e proprio faro nel campo dell'ecfrasi inerente alle arti plastiche e figurative, antiche e moderne, persino davanti al grande Mantegna. (LermArte, 21)

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Item Number: 149493
Title: Göttliche Ungerechtigkeit? Strafen und Glaubensprüfungen als Themen antiker und frühchristlicher Kunst
Author: Rumscheid, Frank ; Sabine Schrenk ; Kornelia Kressirer (eds)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9783731907404
Record created on 09/04/2018
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 480pp., 282 color, 143 b&w illus. Published on occasion of the exhibition held at Akademisches Kunstmuseum Bonn.

Summary: Das Begleitbuch zur Ausstellung 'Göttliche Ungerechtigkeit?' setzt sich mit antiken Mythen und mit Erzählungen aus dem Alten Testament auseinander, bei denen grausame Strafen und Glaubensproben beispielsweise des jüdischen Gottes thematisiert werden. Strafen wie die Hinrichtung der Niobiden durch Apollon und Artemis oder die verlangte Opferung Isaaks durch Abraham erscheinen heutigen Betrachtern maßlos, willkürlich und daher ungerecht. Nach antiker Vorstellung wurde jedoch durch diese Demonstration göttlicher Überlegenheit die Weltordnung verteidigt, die durch Zweifel an der göttlichen Macht oder durch menschliche Hybris in Gefahr gerät. Katalog und Ausstellung stellen schriftliche Überlieferungen der Mythen und biblischen Erzählungen vor und präsentieren die zahlreichen Bildzeugnisse. Die Kunstwerke stammen aus unterschiedlichen Zeiten, Kulturräumen und Verwendungskontexten. Zu sehen sind etwa Skulpturen und Reliefs, Vasen und Buchmalereien, Bronze- und Glaswerke, die in Griechenland, Rom, Etrurien, im Nahen Osten und ebenso in den römischen Provinzen am Rhein entstanden sind. (Schriften des Akademischen Kunstmuseums Bonn,, 6)

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Item Number: 149481
Title: Il tempio di S. Biagio dopo ANTONIO DA SANGALLO : Storia e restauri
Author: Martini, L. ; R. Pizzinelli
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788895533902
Record created on 08/31/2018
Description: Montepulciano: Nuove Esperienze, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 208pp. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Carletti, Montepulciano

Summary: Le celebrazioni del V centenario dell'edificazione del Tempio di San Biagio a Montepulciano, uno dei più celebri capolavori dell'architettura rinascimentale italiana realizzato su progetto di Antonio da Sangallo il vecchio (1455-1534) dal 1518 al 1548, offrono l'occasione per rivisitare e riproporre l'arredo interno originale della chiesa realizzato a partire dall'ultimoquarto del Cinquecento, con le nuove regole emanate dal Concilio di Trento in materia di apparato liturgico e di arte sacra, che poi sarà in gran parte asportato durante il restauro neorinascimentale del monumento avvenuto a partire dagli anni ottanta dell'Ottocento. Il complesso architettonico con il Tempio a pianta centrale e l'adiacente Canonica, costruiti in blocchi di travertino delle vicine cave di S. Albino, è stato oggetto di numerosi studi, che sottolineano l'uso sapiente e armonico degli ordini, dei partiti architettonici e delle proporzioni classiche in un rapporto dialettico tra uomo, architettura e paesaggio. Alla morte del Sangallo (1534) i lavori continuarono con la costruzione della cupola tra il 1543 e il 1545, mentre il primo campanile fu concluso solo nel 1564 ed il secondo resta ancor oggi incompiuto. L'ambizioso progetto architettonico, nacquea seguito di eventi miracolosi accaduti nell'aprile del 1518 e fu realizzato grazie alla raccolta di offerte dei cittadini e dei devoti. Il tempio fu consacrato nel 1537, ma gli altari, pensati dal Sangallo con un prospetto architettonico sobrio, furono solo in parte realizzati come li aveva previsti il famoso architetto, e rimasero incompiuti ed a lungo privi di dipinti....

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Item Number: 149580
Title: La Sabina e l'Umbria nei disegni di SCHINKEL : Il viaggio di Karl Friedrich Scinkel in Sabina e in Umbria. I disegni dell'Altes Museum di Berlino
Author: Lorenzetti, Roberto
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788894805246
Record created on 10/01/2018
Description: Foligno: Il Formichiere, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 131pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Archivio di Stato, Rieti

Contents: Panorama von Rieti: Schinkel e l’invenzione del paesaggio di Paolo Belardi - il contesto del Grand Tour - Gli itinerari -Viaggiatori stranieri in Sabina - La Sabina nelle guide tra Settecento e Ottocento - La Sabina di Schinkel - i viaggiatori tedeschi in Italia - Karl Friedrich Schinkel - il viaggio in Italia - Schinkel in Sabina e in Umbria - il viaggio verso Rieti, Cittaducale e il Terminillo - i disegni sabini di Schinkel - catalogo dei disegni d karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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