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Item Number: 149716
Title: Syria Matters
Author: Abdellatif, Rania ; Julia Gonnella ; Kay Kohlmeyer
Record created on 11/21/2018
Available mid-December 2018
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 240pp., 200 illus. English-Arab text.
Summary: For more than seven years, Syria has been undergoing one of the worst human tragedies worldwide. This once proud and splendid country, with its fabled cities of Damascus and Aleppo, has been largely destroyed and great parts of its population have been forced to leave, which has led to one of the major refugee migrations of recent history. Syria's fate affects everyone, and especially its neighbours in the Middle East. It is for this reason that the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha has chosen to draw attention to Syria's unique cultural heritage, illuminating its key role in artistic and intellectual world history and, at the same time, seeking to safeguard the irreplaceable legacy that is in such danger. Syria Matters explores five periods of Syria's history, illuminating its key role in the artistic and intellectual history of the world. It is a journey through time and space featuring immersive and innovative digital renderings of key sites by the French company ICONEM and showcasing over 120 objects including some of MIA's greatest collection highlights such as the famous Cavour vase as well as significant national and international loans from Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Berlin, London and Paris. Visitors will leave with a deep understanding and connection to Syria and an appreciation of how the continuing destruction affects us all.
Item Number: 148271
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Life and Work
Author: Darwent, Charles
Record created on 03/06/2018
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 400pp. illus.
Summary: Drawing on extensive unpublished archival writings, documents, and illustrations, this is the first full-scale biography of one of the 20th-century’s great artists. In his accessible study of the “whole” Albers, Charles Darwent combats the fables while telling the fascinating story of an artist, friend, and intellectual. Among Albers’s unpublished papers are letters from friends John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Eva Hesse, as well as fans and collectors ranging from the composer Virgil Thomson to the cartoonist Saul Steinberg. If his network of influence was surprisingly wide, so too, were his interests. He started life at the Bauhaus as a glass-maker and went on to create fonts, to run their famous wallpaper workshop, and to make furniture whose designs are still in production eighty years later. He pioneered the study of color at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, and chaired the design department at Yale University. While books have been written about Albers for specialist audiences, this new volume fulfills the clear need for a more general study.
Item Number: 149527
Title: Louis-Philippe et Versailles
Author: Bajou, Valerie (ed)
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: Paris: Somogy, Château de Versailles, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 434pp., 270 illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Contents - Une Nouvelle Dynastie - Louis-Philippe héritier de l'Ancien Régime? ; Les Orléans entre le Palais-Royal et Versailles ; Des Penthièvre aux Orléans - l'héritage de Louis-Philippe ; L'éducation des princes d'Orléans entre le chevalier Bonnard et madame de Genlis - Représenter la Révolution et l'exil ; Entre le roman d'apprentissage et le Grand Tour ; Le séjour en Angleterre et les amitiés anglaises. - Du prince au roi ; Le roi et sa famille. Les deux femmes de Louis-Philippe ; "Quoique Parce que" ; Expositions d'une histoire immédiate - les alliances dynastiques au musée ; François Gérard et Louis-Philippe ; L'entente cordiale. Le Gout de Louis-Philippe - Louis-Philippe collectionneur ; L'art classique comme objet de collection - Louis-Philippe et la peinture française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles ; Le Palais-Royal, contre-pouvoir artistique sous la Restauration ; Géricault avec et sans Louis-Philippe ; L'orageuse mémoire ; "Une singulière aventure". La Galerie espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre. - Louis-Philippe chez lui - espace privé et espace public ; Le Palais-Royal de 1814 à 1831 - une résidence princière ; Une politique d'encouragement aux arts utiles - les achats de Louis-Philippe aux expositions des produits de l'industrie ; L'ameublement des demeures du domaine privé - le chateau de Neuilly ; La transformation du chateau d'Eu en résidence royale ; Louis-Philippe et le chateau de Pau ; Jean Vatout, fidèle et ombrageux collaborateur de Louis-Philippe. Versailles Ancien et Moderne - De la résidence au musée ; Versailles - un chantier pas comme les autres ; Frédéric Nepveu, architecte au service de Louis-Philippe ; Louis-Philippe et Fontaine - le roi et l'architecte ; La restauration et l'aménagement de l'ancienne résidence royale ; La chambre de Louis XIV - Louis-Philippe et la fleur de lys ; Le chantier de Versailles ; Louis-Philippe à Trianon. - Les Galeries Historiques ; Le temps de l'histoire de France - de Versailles à Saint-Denis ; L'État, c'est nous ; Louis-Philippe parmi les historiens ; Une certaine idée de l'histoire de France ; "Napoléon chez Louis XIV" ; Louis-Philippe et la conservation du patrimoine artistique. - Les salles d'Afrique ; La conquête de l'Algérie au chateau de Versailles ; L'orientalisme d'Horace Vernet ; Le programme iconographique des salles d'Afrique. Le Musee de Versailles et la Monarchie de Juillet - L'inauguration ; Versailles, le 10 juin 1837 ; Le spectacle du 10 juin 1837 ; Un palais de marbre rehaussé d'or ; Les Galeries Historiques de Charles Gavard, l'autre chantier de Versailles. - Le fonctionnement du musée ; La cour, des Tuileries à Versailles - le voyage à Versailles, obligation de la cour ; Un palais-musée au quotidien ; Musique et théatre à Versailles sous la monarchie de Juillet ; Théatre et musique chez les Orléans ; Louis-Philippe et le musée du Louvre. - Le parc de Versailles ; "De magnifiques jardins reverdissant après un hiver d'un siècle." - La réception de Versailles ; Versailles dans la presse sous la monarchie de Juillet ; L'héritage d'un roi constructeur.
Item Number: 149095
Title: Christ, Mary and the Saints : Reading Religious Subjects in Medieval and Renaissance Spain
Author: Beresford, Andrew M. ; Lesley K. Twomey (eds)
Record created on 06/11/2018
Available January 2019
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: The last decade has witnessed a striking upsurge of interest in Iberian hagiography. In painting and the fine arts through to poetic and narrative treatments composed in Castilian and Catalan, the legacies of Christ, Mary, and the saints have been approached from a range of perspectives and subjected to detailed critical scrutiny. This book, which focuses specifically on the application of theoretical and methodological approaches to analysis, asks what scholars of early Iberian hagiography can bring to the analysis of the sacred past and how the study of the discipline can be taken forward innovatively in the future. Its fourteen essays, each focusing on a different aspect of composition, seek in particular to explore interdisciplinary methodologies and the ways in which they intersect with broader discourses in other branches of research.
(Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, 66)
Item Number: 149604
Title: BARTOLOME BERMEJO
Author: Molina Figueras, Joan (et al)
Record created on 10/09/2018
Description: Madrid: Museo nacional del Prado, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 248pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English edition.
Summary: Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501) is one of the most surprising and fascinating painters of the fifteenth century in the Iberian Peninsula. Adapting the new pictorial model established by the Flemish masters to his own needs, he combined a painstaking naturalistic technique with an extraordinary ability to reinterpret traditional themes and compositions. These skills are apparent in the nearly thirty works that make up his small but select corpus, which have been brought together for the first time in an exceptional exhibition organised by the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. This book, published on the occasion of the exhibition, presents the results of the research carried out over a period of more than three years by a group of specialists. Their work in archives, libraries and restoration centres and, of course, their first-hand examination of the pictures themselves have enabled them not only to put together a new catalogue raisonné for this Spanish artist but also to reveal new aspects of his personality, painting technique and iconographic contributions. In order to appeal to a wide and varied audience ranging from specialists to art lovers, the texts are written in a rigorous but engaging style and are accompanied by a rich assortment of attractive illustrations that attest to Bermejo’s mastery as a painter. In short, the book is designed to help readers learn about and enjoy the work of a truly brilliant painter who is still little known to the public at large. The texts are by Joan Molina Figueras, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Javier Ibáñez Fernández and Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez.
Item Number: 148727
Title: The World through Roman Eyes : Anthropological Approaches to Ancient Culture
Author: Bettini, Maurizio (et al)
Record created on 04/20/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 482pp. illus.
Summary: The culmination of a project aimed at showcasing, in a systematic way, the potential of applying anthropological perspectives to classical studies, this volume highlights the fundamental contribution this approach has to make to our understanding of ancient Roman culture. Through the close study of themes such as myth, polytheism, sacrifice, magic, space, kinship, the gift, friendship, economics, animals, plants, riddles, metaphors, and images in Roman society (often in comparison with Greece) – where the texts of ancient culture are allowed to speak in their own terms and where the experience of the “natives” (rather than the horizon of the observer) is privileged – a rich panorama emerges of the worldview, beliefs, and deep structures that shaped and guided this culture.
Contents: 1. Comparison, Maurizio Bettini. 2. Metaphors, William Michael Short. 3. Polytheism, Gabriella Pironti & Micol Perfigli. 4. Myth, Maurizio Bettini. 5. Sacrifice, Francesca Prescendi. 6. Witches, Laura Cherubini. 7. Kinship, Mario Lentano. 8. Friendship and the Gift, Renata Raccanelli & Lucia Beltrami. 9. Economy, Cristiano Viglietti. 10. Space, Gianluca De Sanctis. 11. Animals, Cristiana Franco. 12. Plants, Svetlana Hautala. 13. Images, Giuseppe Pucci. 14. Signs, Giovanni Manetti. 15. Riddles, Simone Beta.
Item Number: 148911
Title: WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU : The Essential Works
Author: Ross, Kara Lysandra ; Frederick C. Ross
Record created on 05/14/2018
Description: Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 color illus.
Summary: William Bouguereau, the most popular artist in nineteenth-century France, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular realist artists of all time. This book is an exploration of the four main types of paintings that were most prevalent throughout Bouguereau's body of work. This includes his mythological works, religious works, peasants, and portraits. This final section on portraits focuses on paintings of heads and hands, which gave the artist the opportunity to concentrate on the subtleties of capturing human emotion, something at which the artist was a consummate master, and is a primary factor in what makes his works, in general, so compelling. Although each section of the book discusses the importance of the individual genera within Bouguereau's oeuvre, and includes painting analyses to highlight his most important works, this book is a true showcase of the master's lifetime achievement through beautifully illustrated full-page plates of over 120 of his greatest masterpieces.
Item Number: 149618
Title: SEBASTIEN BOURDON, peintre protestant ?
Author: Imbert, Anne ; Philippe Luez
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 111pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux
Summary: Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne, dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Bourdon est un des rares artistes réformés à être présenté comme tel, dès la fin du XVIIe siècle, et plus encore au cours du XIXe siècle dans une vision d’antagonisme voire d’affrontement plus conforme au contexte des années qui précèdent la révocation de l’édit de Nantes. Pourtant la période d’apaisement qui suit l’édit de grâce de Nîmes (1629) permit l’épanouissement d’une importante colonie d’artistes réformés à Paris. Forts d’une tradition picturale en plein essor depuis le XVIe siècle dans les communautés luthériennes d’Europe du Nord, natures mortes, scènes de genre ou portraits, mais soucieux de pouvoir bénéficier des importantes commandes religieuses, nombreux furent ces artistes protestants qui exécutèrent d’importantes commandes pour les églises parisiennes ou les oratoires privés.
Comme tous ses coreligionnaires, Sébastien Bourdon se plie aux exigences de commanditaires catholiques afin de poursuivre en France une carrière conforme à son talent et à ses aspirations. Au sein d’une abondante production, la suite des Oeuvres de miséricorde constitue un ensemble à part qui permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux d’une représentation religieuse pour un artiste calviniste comme Sébastien Bourdon. A travers sept scènes tirée de l’Ancien Testament, Sébastien Bourdon fonde une série ambitieuse aujourd’hui trop méconnue, qu’il peignit et grava lui-même. Ces oeuvres de miséricorde, comme de trop nombreuses oeuvres de Bourdon, ont connu un destin difficile. Sans avoir été détruites comme la décoration de l’Hotel de Bretonvilliers, que Bernin lui-même admira, les sept tableaux passèrent rapidement en Grande-Bretagne où l’art de Bourdon était particulièrement apprécié, en témoigne le nombre de ses ouvrages encore présents dans les collections britanniques. Achetées par John Ringling pour son musée de Sarasota, ils étaient réputés ruinés et l’intérêt se concentra sur les gravures dont la réputation avait, elle, traversé les siècles. Cette suite de sept planches, gravées par l’artiste, constituent à elles seules une seconde création. Leur étude permet de comprendre le sens de la série à la fois testament artistique du recteur de l’académie royale de peinture dans un hommage revendiqué à Nicolas Poussin, testament spirituel d’un croyant profondément attaché à son église et quête d’un protecteur pour la communauté réformée française en la personne de Colbert au moment où Louis XIV prend les premières mesures contre la religion prétendue réformée.
Item Number: 149668
Title: Polychromy in Ancient Sculpture and Architecture : Proceedings of the 7th Round Table, Florence, 4-7 November 2015
Author: Bracci, Susanna (et al)
Record created on 10/31/2018
Description: Livorno: Sillabe, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 208pp. illus., most in color. English text.
Contents: Transformations of Classical Art from Winckelmann to the Twenty-First Century, Salvatore Settis ||| The Evolution of Etruscan Painting Technique in Seventh-Second Century BC in Tuscany (Italy), Gianna Giachi, Pasquino Pallecchi ||| Reconstructing Etruscan Architectural Polychromy - Antefixes from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Signe Buccarella Hedegaard ||| Consideration on Polychromy from a Group of Nenfro Sarcophagi at the Archaeological Museum in Florence, from Gens Statlane Tomb in Tuscania (Viterbo), Claudia Noferi, Susanna Bracci, Roberta Iannaccone, Sara Lenzi, Donata Magrini ||| Considering the Skin Colour of Archaic Marble Sculptures and the Alleged Egyptian Influence, Elena Walter-Karydi ||| Scientific Investigations of the Polychromy on the Lyon Kore (ca. 540 BC), Brigitte Bourgeois, Giovanni Verri, Constantinos Vasiliadis, Ioanna Farmaki ||| Fresh Splendour. On the Repair and Renewal of the Polychrome Coat of Hellenistic Sculptures, Clarissa Blume-Jung ||| The Colossal Statue of Zeus Enthroned from Soluntum - a Case Study on the Polychromy and the Metal Attachments of an Ancient Sculpture in Sicily, Giuseppe Milazzo, Salvatore Schiavone, Francesca Spatafora, Andrea Macchia ||| The Polychromy of the Sculpted Garments on the Statue of Gaius Fundilius Doctus in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Amalie Skovmoller, Cecilie Brons, Maria Louise Sargent ||| The Loricated Bust of Nero from Bologna. A Survey on Polychromy, Federica Guidi, Marinella Marchesi, Pietro Baraldi, Andrea Rossi ||| Colours in the Dark - New Research into Catacombs, Paolo Liverani, Susanna Bracci, Roberta Iannaccone, Sara Lenzi, Donata Magrini, Barbara Mazzei ||| The Eyes of the Gods. Techniques of Depicting Eyes on Hellenistic Cult Statues, Verena Hoft ||| Recipes for Colour Making from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. News on Mappae Clavicula, Compositiones and Other "Fragmenta", Sandro Baroni, Giuseppe Pizzigoni, Paola Travaglio ||| Gold Unveiled. The Gilding on Marble Statues of the Roman Era in the Uffizi Galleries, Fabrizio Paolucci ||| Gold Unveiled© - an Experiment to Communicate Ancient Gilding at the Uffizi Galleries, Cristiana Barandoni ||| Niobids in Color - Recent Investigations into the Polychromy of the Uffizi Group, Cristiana Zaccagnino, Fabrizio Paolucci, Pietro Baraldi, Andrea Rossi ||| The "Bursa Relief" - a Non-Invasive Analytical Investigation of an Exceptionally Painted Roman Marble Portrait, Mark Abbe, Giovanni Verri ||| Pigments and Gold in Gandharan Stone and Stucco Sculptures, Simona Pannuzi, Fabio Talarico ||| Colour and Context - a Research Project on the Medieval Façade, Grazia Maria Fachechi, Eliana Billi, Paola Antonella Andreuccetti, Marco Giamello, Francesca Droghini ||| A Web-Based System for Data Integration and Visualization of the Ancient Colour, Eliana Siotto, Gianpaolo Palma, Marco Potenziani, Roberto Scopigno.
Item Number: 148244
Title: Radical Inventor: A Retrospective of ALEXANDER CALDER
Author: Grace, Anne ; Elizabeth Turner (eds)
Record created on 03/02/2018
Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 256pp., 250 color illus. Exhibition held at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Summary: American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) created a “new line” that was not simply an evolution of forms and styles. From the start, it was clear to all who witnessed him at work that he was doing something radically new. This book, published to accompany a major exhibition, shows how Calder’s work emerged from expectations of change in American popular culture. Twelve essays from major contributors explore how Calder, among the first college-trained artists, found techniques and inspiration in many disciplines and their development, including technology, engineering, architecture, physics, and astronomy. All these contributed to the development of his wire sculptures, mobiles, and stabiles, including his famous Circus. Superb photographs of more than 100 works and comparative illustrations guide readers through this innovative and unique path.
Item Number: 149531
Title: Senza più attendere a studio e insegnamenti : Scritti su CARAVAGGIO e l'ambiente caravaggesco
Author: Papi, Gianni
Record created on 09/14/2018
Description: Napoli: Artstudio Paparo, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 254pp. illus., most in color.
Summary: A distanza di quattro anni dal primo volume di saggi (Spogliando modelli e alzando lumi) e a due dal secondo (Entro l'aria bruna d'una camera rinchiusa), editi da questa stessa casa editrice, Gianni Papi pubblica una terza raccolta di contributi su Caravaggio e l'ambiente caravaggesco. Come nelle due raccolte precedenti, una parte dei saggi, sette in questo caso, sono già usciti in precedenti occasioni che non hanno avuto ampia diffusione, mentre tredici sono inediti.
Item Number: 148532
Title: VIJA CELMINS : To Fix the Image in Memory
Author: Garrels, Gary (et al)
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 272pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Best known for her striking drawings of ocean surfaces, begun in 1968 and revisited over many years both in drawings and paintings, Vija Celmins (b. 1938) has been creating exquisitely detailed renderings of natural imagery for more than five decades. The oceans were followed by desert floors and night skies—all subjects in which vast, expansive distances are distilled into luminous, meticulous, and mesmerizing small-scale artworks. For Celmins, this obsessive “redescribing” of the world is a way to understand human consciousness in relation to lived experience. The first major publication on the artist in twenty years, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume explores the full range of Celmins’s work produced since the 1960s—drawings and paintings as well as sculpture and prints. Scholarly essays, a narrative chronology, and a selection of excerpts from interviews with the artist illuminate her methods and techniques; survey her early years in Los Angeles, where she was part of a circle that included James Turrell and Ken Price; and trace the development of her work after she moved to New York City and befriended figures such as Robert Gober and Richard Serra.
Item Number: 149111
Title: Expressionism and Poster Design in Germany 1905-1922 : Between Spirit and Commerce
Author: Chapman, Kathleen
Record created on 06/14/2018
Available January 2019
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: In Expressionism and Poster Design in Germany 1905-1925, Kathleen Chapman re-defines Expressionism by situating it in relation to the most common type of picture in public space during the Wilhelmine twentieth century, the commercial poster. Focusing equally on visual material and contemporaneous debates surrounding art, posters, and the image in general, this study reveals that conceptions of a “modern” image were characterized not so much by style or mode of production and distribution, but by a visual rhetoric designed to communicate more directly than words. As instances of such rhetoric, Expressionist art and posters emerge as equally significant examples of this modern image, demonstrating the interconnectedness of the aesthetic, the utilitarian, and the commercial in European modernism.
Contents: Introduction- Expressionism between Spirit and Commerce. 1. Illustration, Abstraction, Advertising- Wilhelm Worringer and the Continuities of German Art. 2. Hieroglyphic Appeal- The Visual Rhetoric of the German Object Poster, Werkbund Style, and Expressionist Art. 3. Promoting Expressionism before Expressionism- Künstlergruppe Brücke and Theories of the Modern Image before World War I. 4. From War to Revolution, from Propaganda to Art- Expressionism and Posters of the Revolutionary Period. 5. Expressionism after Expressionism- "Dead" Expressionism and Theories of the Modern Image after World War I. Conclusion- Expressionism as Buzzword.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 288/32)
Item Number: 149320
Title: Tricks of the Medieval Trades: a collection of 14th century English craft recipes
Author: Clark, Mark
Record created on 07/19/2018
Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 132pp. illus.
Summary: The anonymous Trinity Encyclopedia is a collection of unusually detailed 14th century craft recipes, collected from several individuals and from a number of written sources, for manufacturing pigments, dyeing, preparing skins and furs, imitating expensive imported leathers, counterfeiting semi-precious materials, ‘multiplying’ (adulterating) verdigris, and for making soaps and confectionary. In many cases, the recipes attempt to codify and make explicit the practical knowledge of the craftsmen, conveying it by means of tips, clues, indicators of progress, tests for quality of materials, tests for progress, and tests for completion.
Contents: The technical content- overview and highlights ; The Trinity Encyclopedia as a source of 'lost' technical vocabulary ; The manuscripts ; Composition and compilation- the typology of the recipes and their sources ; Author, title and date ; Purpose and audience ; As the manner is … ; The Trinity Encyclopedia in context- craft recipes in medieval England ; The Trinity Encyclopedia- translation ; Principles of the translation ; Tools and equipment ; Glossary ; The Trinity Encyclopedia ; Appendix 1 MSS- contents, concordance, additional recipes ; Appendix II Typology of the recipes ; Appendix III Earlier studies ; Appendix IV Revisions to EETS ; Bibliography.
Item Number: 149616
Title: Villa Rufina Falconieri a Frascati : Il giardino
Author: Cogotti, Marina
Record created on 10/12/2018
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 222pp. 365 illus., most in color.
Contents: Il giardino rinascimentale - Il sito e le preesistenze - Fmiliari dei Farnese - La Rufina e il giardno ||| Il giardino della maturita, Il primo Seicento - Di mano in mano - Il giardino Sforza - L'agricoltura ||| Il primo giardino Falconieri - I Falconieri, La continuita 1628-1879 - Le innovazioni seicentesche e la 'questione borrominana' - Fiori, che passione? - La stanza giardino della primavera - La villa rustica - Tra otia e utilitas, Il portale dei Villani ||| Il giardino di Alessandro Falconieri tra arcadia e preromanticismo - Il rinnovamento settecentesco e I suoi protagonisti - Il giardino del cardinale - Il sistema di percorsi, passeiggate, stradoni, cancelli - Il giardino del bosco - Il giardino piano - Il pomario ||| L'ultima stagione - Gli ultimi Flaconieri - Il giardino 'rustico' ottocentesco - Da residenza nobiliare a istituto pubblico - Quel che resta del giardino ||| Il parco odierno - Il patrimonio verde - I settori ||| Appendice documentaria.
Item Number: 149510
Title: WILLIAM N. COPLEY : Women
Author: Copley, Claire
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 120pp., 58 color, 17 b&w images.
Summary: William N. Copley: Women includes beautiful plate photography of works from every phase of the artist's career, revealing Copley's (1919–96) persistent and complex fascination with the female form, masculinity, voyeurism, politics, art history and more. A new text by Claire Copley, one of the artist's two daughters, addresses head-on the frank sexuality and complicated gender politics present in much of her father's work, in a unique hybrid of personal memoir, cultural criticism and art history. A reprint of the artist’s seminal text, %CPLY’s Reply to the Breakup at the Wasteland of Good Taste,% plus photos of the artist from the family archives and installation photography of key historical exhibitions at the Alexander Iolas and Iris Clert galleries in Paris, and at the New Museum in New York City, provide further historic and conceptual background.
Item Number: 148375
Title: Visual Typology in Early Modern Europe : Continuity and Expansion
Author: Eichberger, Dagmar ; Shelley Perlove (eds)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 371pp., 58 color, 130 b&w illus.
Contents: 1. Alexander Linke, What is Typology?. 2. Reindert Falkenburg, Para-typological imagery in Hieronymus Bosch's Prado Epiphany. 3. Ilja Veldman, Instructing Everyone - Typology in Paintings and Prints in Holland in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century. 4. Dagmar Eichberger, In Search of Salvation - Typology in the Context of the Altarpiece. 5. Jonathan Kline, Orpheus, Aeneas, and Hercules in the Cappella Nuova of Orvieto Cathedral - a study of classical/Christian Typology in Renaissance Art. 6. Alexander Linke, Typology gone wild - The Gallery of Stags in the Ducal Palace of Nancy. 7. Jeanne Nuechterlein, Reformation Typology and the interpretive Challenge of Law and Grace. 8. Birgit Ulrike Münch, On the Existence of 'Confessional Typology' in Lutheran Texts and Biblical Images. 9. Tamara Engert, Typological patterns in the service of the 'true faith' - texts, prints, and stained glass windows in early seventeenth-century Paris. 10. Bertram Kaschek, 'For as the days of Noah were…' Typology in Pieter Bruegel's Series of the Months. 11. Charles Zika, Images of King Saul in Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Bibles - Continuities and Transformations of a Medieval Type. 12. Shelley Perlove, Lattanzio Gambara's Fresco Cycle (c1568-72) in Parma Cathedral - Typology, Religion, and Politics.
Item Number: 149613
Title: A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art
Author: Facos, Michelle (ed)
Record created on 10/12/2018
Description: Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 560pp. illus.
Contents: 1. Moses Jacob Ezekiel's Religious Liberty (1876) and the Nineteenth?Century Jewish American Experience, Samantha Baskind. 2. The Lure of "Magick Land" - British Artists and Italy in the Eighteenth Century, Brendan Cassidy. 3. Mining the Dutch Golden Age - The Avant?Garde Enterprise, Johanna Ruth Epstein. 4. "The Revenge of Art on Life" - Beauty, Modernity, and Edward Burne?Jones's King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Andrea Wolk Rager. 5. Show and Tell - Exhibition Practice in the Nineteenth Century, Patricia Mainardi. 6. Networked - The Art Market in the Nineteenth Century, Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich. 7. German Art Academies and their Impact on Artistic Style, Sabine Wieber. 8. "Orientalism" in Art - The Case of John Frederick Lewis, Julie Codell. 9. Wall to Wall - Zones of Artistic Engagement in Late Nineteenth?Century America, Melody Barnett Deusner. 10. "Like a Dog, Just Looking" - Cézanne, Innocence, and Early Phenomenological Thought in Nineteenth?Century France, Nina Athanassoglou?Kallmyer. 11. Aesthetic Religion, Religious Aesthetics, and the Romantic Quest for Epiphany, Cordula Grewe. 12. The Wanderers and Realism in Tsarist Russia, Josephine Karg. 13. Thomas Cole and the Domestic Landscape of the Hudson River School, William L. Coleman. 14. Sculpture and the Public Imagination - Nineteenth?Century Site?Specific Art of the Cemetery, the Garden, and the Street, Caterina Y. Pierre. 15. Capturing Unconsciousness - The New Psychology, Hypnosis, and the Culture of Hysteria, Fae Brauer. 16. Impressionism and the Mirror Image, Martha Lucy. 17. Roots - Landscapes of Nationalism in the Long Nineteenth Century, Neil McWilliam. 18. Australian Art in the Nineteenth?Century - Forging a National Style, Catherine Speck. 19. Tradition and Modernity in Nineteenth?Century Catalan Art - From Romanticism to Picasso. M. Lluïsa Faxedas Brujats. 20. Principle and Practice in Nineteenth?Century Danish Landscape Painting, Thor J. Mednick. 21. Art and Multiculturalism in Estonia and Latvia, circa 1900, Bart Pushaw. 22. Nationalism and the Myth of Hungarian Origin - Attila and Árpád, Terri Switzer. 23. In the Service of the Nation - Forging the Identity of Polish Art in the Nineteenth Century, Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez. 24. Facing Modernism - Jean?Antoine Houdon and the Politics of the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth?Century France, Ronit Milano. 25. Identity Tourism - Studio Stagings in Nineteenth?Century Photography, Patricia G. Berman. 26. The Meaning of the Verb "To Be" in Painting - Manet's Olympia, Andrei Molotiu. 27. Cassatt's Singular Women - Reading Le Figaro and the Older New Woman, Ruth E. Iskin. 28. Fashion, Lithography, and Gender Instability in Romantic?Era Paris - A Case Study, Andrew Carrington Shelton. 29. Racist or Hero of Social Art? - Degas, the Birth of Sociology, and the Biopolitical Gaze, Michael F. Zimmermann.
Item Number: 149367
Title: Auferweckung am Arno : CIRO FERRIS "Wunder des hl. Zenobius"
Author: Swoboda, Gudrun ; Ina Slama
Record created on 07/27/2018
Description: Wien: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 26pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. German text.
Summary: The Kunsthistorisches Museum is showing The Miracle of Saint Zenobius, a little-known masterpiece by the versatile artist Ciro Ferri (Rome, 1633-1689). Ferri was the most important pupil and collaborator of Pietro da Cortona, one of the inventors of the Roman High Baroque. This versatile painter, sculptor and producer of architectural drawings worked mainly in Rome, Florence and Bergamo, where he greatly influenced young artists. Recent research has revealed that Ferri’s monumental picture boasts a highly prestigious provenance: it was painted for Principe Leopoldo de’Medici, the family’s most important patron and collector in the seventeenth century, and presented in the Palazzo Pitti in 1665. Family connections between the Medici and the Habsburgs (i.e. dynastic marriages) brought the painting to Vienna in the seventeenth century. The composition depicts St Zenobius, the first bishop of Florence who was already venerated as the city’s patron saint in the Middle Ages. Ferri shows him stopping during a procession to listen to the pleas of a woman to bring back to life the youth lying before her on the ground. A careful iconographic analysis carried out in connection with this exhibition revealed that Ferri was intimately familiar with, and skilfully interpreted, the legend that forms the basis for his composition. Working for an erudite and cultured patron, he knew that subtle references to other paintings would be both understood and welcome, and his solution to the problem of rendering a figure hovering between life and death appreciated.
Item Number: 149689
Title: Le transept et ses espaces élevés dans l'église du Moyen Age (XIe – XVIe siècles) : Pour une nouvelle approche fonctionnelle (architecture, décore, liturgie et son)
Author: Franze, Barbara ; Nathalie Le Luel (eds)
Record created on 11/08/2018
Description: Zagreb-Motovun: International Research Center for Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Zagreb, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 280pp., 100 color, 46 b&w illus.
Contents: Barbara Franzé, Nathalie Le Luel, Introduction. Le transept et ses espaces élevés dans l'église du Moyen Age. || Nicolas Reveyron, Le transept dans l'organisation de l'espace ecclésial. || Xavier Barral i Altet, La projection au sol des espaces élevés du transept - le rôle des mosaïques de pavement médiévales. || Olivier Manaud et Cécile Barrandon, Le dialogue de la pierre et du son. L'hospitalité acoustique des abbayes romanes. || Kristin Hoefener, In choro sanctorum - reconstitution d'un office de sainte Ursule et ses compagnes à Essen et Quedlinburg. || Barbara Franzé, Un transept pour les laïcs - Saint-Sernin de Toulouse et Saint-Lazare d'Autun. || Mathieu Piavaux, Le transept dans le diocèse de Liège du XIe au XIVe siècle - permanence des fonctions liturgiques et identité architecturale. || Kérim Berclaz, Le transept de la cathédrale de Lausanne (XIIe -XVIe siècle) - un pivot essentiel à la vie religieuse. || Christian Gensbeitel, Les transepts dans l'Aquitaine romane - un tour d'horizon. || Pierre Martin, Les transepts à collatéraux et tribunes des grandes églises ligériennes de l'an mil. || Thomas Spencer, Le transept de Saint-Remi de Reims - une nouvelle analyse hiérarchique des dispositions architecturales à l'époque romane. || Elisabeth Ruchaud, Espace mémoriel liturgique et représentation symbolique de l'Anastasis - Hildesheim et Schwarzrheindorf. || Carlo Tosco, Le transept dans l'architecture de l'Italie septentrionale du Xe au XIIe siècle. || Mauro Cortelazzo et Renato Perinetti, Une église et deux espaces liturgiques - le double chevet de la cathédrale d'Aoste, entre le royaume de Bourgogne et la famille aristocratique des Anselmides. || Toby Huitson, The Practical Functions of Transeptal Upper Spaces in England and the Continent before 1300. || Eduardo Carrero Santamaría, The Transept in Iberian Cathedrals during the Middle Ages. A Functional and Liturgical Approach. || Jean-Pierre Caillet, Conclusions.
(Dissertationes et Monographiae, 11)
Item Number: 149511
Title: JANE FREILICHER : ‘50s New York
Author: Kernan, Nathan (intro)
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2018. 31cm., pbk., 94pp., 53 color, 15 b&w illus.
Summary: Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) established herself in the 1950s among a generation of New York painters including Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell and Larry Rivers. ‘50s New York is the first book to focus on Freilicher’s paintings of that decade—a body of work that Fairfield Porter perceptively termed %traditional and radical.% It includes early still lifes, portraits and the studio views that elucidate her characteristically deft balance of interior and exterior. Painted within various studios in lower Manhattan, the works are evocative of a downtown milieu that has since come to represent the period’s golden age of spirited, improvisational artistic freedom. The book includes an essay by writer Nathan Kernan; a 1958 conversation between Jane Freilicher and John Ashbery; rare archival material from across the artist’s life; and a full chronology.
Item Number: 148115
Title: HENRY FUSELI : Drama and Theatre
Author: Reifert, Eva ; Bodo Brinkmann
Record created on 02/14/2018
Available January 2019
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp., 160 color illus. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Basel. English edition.
Summary: Thirteen years after the last major presentation of his work in Switzerland, at the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Kunstmuseum Basel mounts a comprehensive monographic exhibition of the work of Henry Fuseli, a native son of Zurich who rose to fame in Rome and London. One of the most inventive and unconventional innovators in late-eighteenth-century art, Fuseli stood on the threshold between classicism and nascent Romanticism. His oeuvre bears eloquent witness to the competing artistic paradigms in the waning decades of the Age of Enlightenment. Fuseli styled himself as a painter of Dark Romanticism and «Gothic horror», and that aspect of his oeuvre is still most familiar to audiences today. Shifting the focus, the exhibition demonstrates that drama and theater were no less vital to his artistic vision: the erudite artist’s creations almost invariably draw on literary motifs, quoting ancient mythology, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, or the recently rediscovered Nibelungen saga. After his return from Rome to London in 1779, Shakespeare’s plays become another major source of motifs in his art, as his contributions to John Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery illustrate. Drama and Theater—the title captures the interest in the themes from literary and stage works chosen by Fuseli that animates the exhibition, but it also describes his dynamic compositions and constellations of characters and the «theatrical» devices that often enliven his depictions. Like Fuseli’s art itself, Drama and Theater is hardly subtle. The artist’s seven paintings in the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, the municipal art collection of Basel, are complemented by works generously provided on loan by the Kunsthaus Zürich and other international museums and private collections. Reflecting on the conjunction of literature, theater, and visual art from another angle, Thom Luz, director at the Basler Schauspielhaus, will enhance the exhibition by bringing his contemporary theatrical practice into the gallery.
Item Number: 149181
Title: The Clash of Legitimacies : The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy
Author: Gamberini, Andrea
Record created on 06/19/2018
Description: Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp.
Summary: The Clash of Legitimacies makes an innovative contribution to the history of the state-building process in late medieval Lombardy (during the 13th to 15th centuries), by illuminating myriad conflicts attending the legitimacy of power and authority at different levels of society. Through the analysis of the rhetorical forms and linguistic repertoires deployed by the many protagonists (not only the prince, but also the cities, communities, peasants, and political factions) to express their own ideals of shared political life, this volume reveals the depth of the conflicts in which opposing political actors were not only inspired by competing material interests--as in the traditional interpretation to be found in previous historiography--but also often were guided by differing concepts of authority. From this comes a largely new image of the late medieval and early Renaissance state, one without a monopoly of force--as has been shown in many studies since the 1970s--and one that did not even have the monopoly of legitimacy. The limitations of attempts by governors to present the political principles that inspired their acts as shared and universally recognized are revealed by a historical analysis firmly intent on investigating the existence, in particular territorial or social ambits, of other political cultures which based obedience to authority on different, and frequently original, ideals.
(Oxford Studies in Medieval European History)
Item Number: 148657
Title: American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Volume 1, Makers A–F
Author: Garvan, Beatrice B. ; David L. Barquist
Record created on 04/12/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 464pp., 650 color illus.
Summary: Beginning with Cesar Ghiselin in 1681, Philadelphia has a long and storied history of silversmithing that includes notable artists such as Joseph Richardson Sr. and Jr., Philip Syng Jr., and Olaf Skoogfors. Celebrating this legacy and showcasing the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s extraordinary and comprehensive collection of American silver, this generously illustrated book features a broad array of objects that range from colonial-era tableware to groundbreaking contemporary designs. Extensive biographies of makers accompany detailed entries on individual pieces that are full of new discoveries related to artist marks, heraldic engravings, and provenance histories. This volume is the first of four—organized alphabetically by makers and retailers—that will eventually encompass the museum’s complete collection of American silver.
Item Number: 149714
Title: GIROLAMO GENGA : una via obliqua alla maniera moderna
Author: Agosti, Barbara (et al)
Record created on 11/21/2018
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Description: Bologna: Fondazione Federico Zeri, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 448pp., 15 color, 193 b&w illus.
Summary: Il volume raccoglie i contributi del seminario Girolamo Genga: una via obliqua alla maniera moderna (Bologna, Fondazione Federico Zeri | Pesaro, Villa Imperiale 30 giugno ? 2 luglio 2016). Seminario nato a conclusione di una lunga campagna di ricerche di cui si condividono qui risultati, prospettive e interrogativi. La sequenza dei 15 saggi, riflessa in un selezionato atlante di immagini, mira a rimettere a fuoco l'affascinate, autonomo e problematico percorso di Girolamo Genga (Urbino 1476?1551) nel passaggio dalla formazione, accanto a Luca Signorelli e Perugino, alla Maniera moderna. Un'evoluzione maturata, come pittore, in dialogo con i grandi modelli fiorentini, senesi e romani suoi contemporanei, da Beccafumi, a Michelangelo, a Raffaello, fino all'impegno come architetto di corte. Viene riconsiderata nel suo complesso anche la diffusione del linguaggio moderno operata da Genga in ambito architettonico, sullo sfondo della ridefinizione dei rapporti tra artista e committente nel contesto sociale e politico dell'Italia nel primo Cinquecento.
Contents: Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, L'altra 'strada per Roma'. percorso per Girolamo Genga pittore, con l'aiuto di Federico Zeri // Barbara Agosti, Vasari e Genga // Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Ricognizione sui disegni genghiani agli Uffizi. Proposte di lettura // Alessandro Delpriori, Girolamo Genga e Luca Signorelli, ipotesi per un nuovo percorso // Andrea De Marchi, Il difficile affrancamento del giovane Girolamo da Urbino a Firenze, a lato di Timoteo Viti // Furio Rinaldi, Girolamo Genga and Timoteo Viti- Design Practices between Urbino and Siena // Alessandro Angelini, Marco Fagiani, Genga e Beccafumi nella Siena di Pandolfo Petrucci // Silvia Ginzburg, Genga tra Raffaello e Bartolomeo della Porta // David Ekserdjian, La pala di Genga per Cesena- committenza e iconografia // Anna Colombi Ferretti, Alcune riflessioni su Girolamo Genga- l'attività in Romagna // Maria Beltramini, Claudia Cerasaro, Attorno alla pala di Cesena- composizione, struttura dell'altare e architettura dipinta // Roberto Bartalini, Genga nell'Urbe // Francesco Benelli, Fonti e considerazioni su Genga pittore di architetture e architetto scenografo dell'Imperiale // Daniele Benati, Genga e il cantiere decorativo dell'Imperiale- protagonisti e comparse // Sandra Pattanaro, Una "fonte [...] di loggia a guisa" - qualche nuova considerazione sui Dossi a Pesaro.
(nuovi diari di lavoro)
Item Number: 147215
Title: Spain in the nineteenth century : New essays on experiences of culture and society
Author: Ginger, Andrew ; Geraldine Lawless (eds)
Record created on 11/02/2017
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 312pp.
Summary: The nineteenth-century Hispanic world was shattered to its core by war, civil war, and revolution. At the same time, it confronted a new period of European and North-American expansion and development. In these essays, authors explore major, dynamic ways that people in Spain envisaged how they would adapt and change, or simply continue as they were. Each chapter title begins with the words "How to...", and examines the ways in which Spaniards conceived or undertook major activities that shaped their lives. These range from telling the time to being a man. Adaptability, paradox, and inconsistency come to the fore in many of the essays. We find before us a human quest for opportunity and survival in a complex and changing world. This wide-ranging book contains chapters by leading scholars from the United States, United Kingdom, and Spain.
Contents: 1. How (not) to make a durable state - Natalia Sobrevilla Perea. 2. How to be universal - Andrew Ginger. 3. How to tell time - Geraldine Lawless. 4. How to be religious under liberalism - Gregorio Alonso. 5. How to prescribe a cure for the ills of art - Óscar Vázquez. 6. How to know about right and wrong - Alison Sinclair. 7. How to be a man - Collin McKinney. 8. How to be a writer for the press - and how to write about it - Rhian Davies. 9. How to be a cultural entrepreneur - Henriette Partzsch. 10. How to be a man of letters - Raquel Sánchez. 11. How to be an intellectual - Luis G. Martínez del Campo. 12. How to live a colonial soldier's life - Catherine Davies.
( Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century)
Item Number: 149718
Title: "E ridusse al moderno" - GIOTTO gotico nel rinnovamento delle arti
Author: Monciatti, Alessio
Record created on 11/23/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Spoleto: CISAM, Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 400pp. text, 80 plates.
Summary: Anche per la migliore tradizione di studi giotteschi la piena maturità del maestro resta la stagione della sua operosa vita meno assestata nella ricostruzione storica dei fatti e nella valutazione critica. Il volume si concentra sul decennio che all’incirca intercorse fra i murali della cappella Peruzzi e gli affreschi della cappella Bardi di Santa Croce in Firenze. Queste e le altre opere, realizzate anche ad Assisi e Roma, sono analizzate singolarmente nella specificità dei loro esiti formali e valutandone l’intero processo generativo, dall’occasione della committenza alla loro intelligenza ed esecuzione. Giotto «ebbe [allora] l’arte più compiuta che avesse mai più nessuno» (Cennini) e dimostra il definitivo sviluppo della sua arte: nelle singole realtà figurative è moderno, gotico, per stile e nella concezione delle immagini, che fonda una rinnovata considerazione dell’arte e dell’artista.
Contents: I. La cappella Peruzzi e il suo momento - 1. Il patronato e l'avvio della decorazione di Santa Croce - 2. Temi e disposizioni iconografici - 3. Il polittico di Raleigh e l'arredo dell'altare - 4. Vertice di stile e crocevia per la pittura fiorentina - II. Gli esiti del cantiere della basilica di San Francesco in Assisi - 1. Continuità giottesche - 2. Il transetto destro, e della collaborazione artistica - 3. Le allegorie delle Vele. Programma, progetto, esecuzione - 4. 'Le facciate di sopra dalle bande dell'altar maggiore' - III. 'L'opere che per lui furon dipinte in Firenze' - 1. La Dormitio Virginis e la croce dipinta per Ognissanti - 2. 'Giotto e bottega'. Moltiplicazione delle opere e articolazione dei modi - 3. Ritorni alla Badia: le storie mariane della cappella maggiore - 4. Polittici smembrati e discussi - IV. Ancora a Roma, in San Pietro - 1. Tracce e miti: il 1313 e 'Vignone' - 2. La Curia, Roma e la committenza del cardinal Jacopo Stefaneschi - 3. Lacerti di affreschi dalla treguna - 4. Il polittico super eiusdem basilice sacrosanctum altare - V. La cappella Bardi - 1. La committenza, la costruzione e il programma - 2. Le scelte iconografiche per un altro ciclo francescano - 3. Su invenzione e stile - 4. Circostanze esecutive - VI. Fatti storiografici.
(Uomini e mondi medievali, 57.)
Item Number: 148452
Title: Saint Marks: Words, Images, and What Persists
Author: Goldberg, Jonathan
Record created on 03/21/2018
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 212pp., 24 color illus.
Item Number: 148453
Title: Saint Marks: Words, Images, and What Persists
Author: Goldberg, Jonathan
Record created on 03/21/2018
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 212pp., 24 color illus.
Summary: Saint Marks invokes and pluralizes the figure of Mark in order to explore relations between painting and writing. Emphasizing that the saint is not a singular biographical individual in the various biblical and hagiographic texts that involve someone so named, the book takes as its ultimate concern the kinds of material life that outlive the human subject. From the incommensurate, anachronic instances in which Saint Mark can be located—among them, as evangelist or as patron saint of Venice—the book traces Mark’s afterlives within art, sacred texts, and literature in conversation with such art historians and philosophers as Aby Warburg, Giorgio Agamben, Georges Didi-Huberman, T. J. Clark, Adrian Stokes, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Goldberg begins in sixteenth-century Venice, with a series of paintings by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, and others, that have virtually nothing to do with biblical texts. He turns then to the legacy of John Ruskin’s Stones of Venice and through it to questions about what painting does as painting. A final chapter turns to ancient texts, considering the Gospel of St. Mark together with its double, the so-called Secret Gospel that has occasioned controversy for its homoerotic implications. The posthumous persistence of a life is what the gospel named Mark calls the Kingdom of God. Saints have posthumous lives; but so too do paintings and texts. This major interdisciplinary study by one of our most astute cultural critics extends what might have been a purely theological subject to embrace questions central to cultural practice from the ancient world to the present.
Item Number: 148515
Author: Jones, Colin
Record created on 03/28/2018
Description: New York: Basic Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus. published in the UK as "Versailles: Landscape of Power & Pleasure".
Summary: Drawing on a wave of recent research, historian Colin Jones traces the evolution of Versailles as a space of royal politics and aristocratic pleasures, a building of mythic status, and one of the world's great tourist destinations. Accessible and compelling, this book is a must-read for all Francophiles.
Item Number: 147318
Title: Art and Miracle in Renaissance Tuscany
Author: Maniura, Robert
Record created on 11/16/2017
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 276pp., 59 b&w illus.
Summary: In this book, Robert Maniura explores the role and importance of the miraculous image in the art and devotional practices of Renaissance Italy. Using the records of Giuliano Guizzelmi, a Tuscan lawyer, he focuses on his stories of miracles of local shrines, including Santa Maria delle Carceri, a painting of the Virgin on a wall of the town prison, and the relic of her belt in the cathedral of Prato. Guizzelmi's stories build a powerful picture of the visual culture of the period, involving images that were kissed, worn and applied to sick bodies in rituals of healing. They also place his devotional activity in the context of his everyday life. Moreover, the paintings of Guizzelmi's burial chapel also engage with contemporary pictorial conventions and show how his concerns can inform our understanding of contemporary art, notably the works of his late fifteenth-century contemporaries, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Filippino Lippi.
Contents: 1. Giuliano Guizzelmi: A Lawyer of Prato. 2. The Guizzelmi Chapel, the Large Crucifix and the Eucharist. 3. The Relic of the Virgin: the Holy Girdle. 4. The Miraculous Image of the Virgin: Santa Maria delle Carceri. 5. Guizzelmi's Miracles: Badges and Prints. 6. Votive Offerings: Making Oneself in Wax. 7. Making Miracles.
Item Number: 146406
Title: New York Rising : An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection
Author: Mellins, Thomas ; Kate Ascher (eds)
Record created on 08/07/2017
Description: New York: Monacelli Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 264pp., 280 illus.
Summary: New York Rising traces the development of Manhattan through the lens of its physical form and built environment, from the first European settlement in the seventeenth century through the skyscrapers and large-scale urban planning schemes of the late twentieth century. City Rising: A History of New York City Real Estate presents a broad survey of real estate development in Manhattan, illustrated with images drawn largely from the rich archival resources of the Durst Collection at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. This book shares the distinct points of view on various aspects of Manhattan's architecture and urbanism from ten leading scholars: Russell Shorto, Hilary Ballon, Andrew Dolkart, David King, Reinhold Martin, Hilary Sample, Richard Plunz, Ann Buttenweiser, and Lynne Sagalyn, as well as historical essays by coeditors Kate Ascher and Thomas Mellins. Each scholar provides their point of view on subjects and themes in line with their areas of scholarly interest, including the rise of the apartment, the evolution of the skyscraper, the remaking of lower Manhattan, and much more. Though the book is broad in its scope and objectives, it does not attempt to be comprehensive, focusing instead on selected periods and subjects that convey key stories in a larger tale of urban development.
Item Number: 149104
Title: Vesperbild : Alle origini della Pietà di MICHELANGELO
Author: Mazzotta, Antonio
Record created on 06/13/2018
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 1444pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition held at Castello Sforzesco, Milano.
Summary: La parola tedesca 'Vesperbild' significa letteralmente immagine del Vespro e rievoca il momento in cui il corpo di Cristo, deposto dalla croce, è in attesa di sepoltura. L'iconografia del Cristo morto sul grembo di Maria ha iniziato ad essere rappresentata nelle sculture lignee della valle del Reno d'inizio Trecento. I motivi e le conseguenze della diffusione di questa iconografia in territorio italiano, a partire dalla metà del secolo e fino ad arrivare al suo esito più classico e celebre, la Pietà di Michelangelo, sono al centro della ricerca di questa mostra al Castello Sforzesco di Milano. Partendo dai primi esempi nordici e attraverso l'analisi di opere di grandi artisti italiani come Francesco Del Cossa, Ercole de' Roberti, Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Perugino, vengono illustrati i diversi snodi e gradi dello sviluppo storico-geografico di quest'iconografia fino ad arrivare, appunto, all'interpretazione di Michelangelo, destinata a condizionare la percezione del tema nei secoli a venire: la Pietà vaticana. Ma verso la fine della sua vita, il Buonarroti tornerà sul tema recuperando la cifra emotiva ed espressiva dei primi Vesperbilder tedeschi: la sua Pietà Rondanini, esposta nelle sale dell'Antico Ospedale Spagnolo adiacenti alla mostra, incarna chiaramente questo desiderio di tornare alle origini più antiche di questa rappresentazione. Il catalogo, riccamente illustrato, sarà caratterizzato da un ampio saggio di Antonio Mazzotta e Agostino Allegri che ripercorre la storia di questa iconografia e di tutte le sue diverse declinazioni e rappresenta il primo studio, ampio e comprensivo, in lingua italiana su questo tema.
Item Number: 148408
Title: Hampshire : South
Author: O'Brien, Charles (et al)
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 800pp., 120 color, 80 b&w illus.
Summary: This volume, a companion to Hampshire: Winchester and the North, covers the county’s southern half, from the woodland and heath of the New Forest to the cities along the Solent, and from remote Saxon churches to Modernist seaside villas. The original text has been fully revised to include new research and 130 specially commissioned color photographs. The guide explores major ecclesiastical monuments at Romsey, the Bishop of Winchester’s palace at Bishops Waltham, and the remains of the great post-Dissolution houses at Beaulieu and Titchfield. At Southampton is one of England’s best preserved medieval town walls, while at Portsmouth the structures of the 18th- and 19th-century Royal Navy dockyard are among the most important of their kind. Amid all this beauty are traces of conflict, from the Roman fort at Portchester, to the coastal castles of Henry VIII’s rule, to the relics of the Normandy invasions of 1944.
(Pevsner Architectural Guides. The Buildings of England)
Item Number: 148299
Title: RACHEL ROSE : Wil-o-Wisp : The Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media
Author: Battle, Erica F. (ed)
Record created on 03/13/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 80pp., 50 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Presenting an ambitious new project by Rachel Rose (b. 1986) commissioned jointly by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, this book offers a rare behind-the-scenes perspective on one of the most striking emerging voices in contemporary art. In the commissioned work, titled Wil-o-Wisp, Rose created a fictional narrative set within 16th-century agrarian England. Following a healer through a cyclical sequence of her life—marked equally by love and loss, the practice of magic and the consequence of persecution—the work ruminates on the ways that perception and coincidence affect our position and fate in the world. This intimate look into Rose’s creative process highlights the artist’s interest in storytelling, scene-setting, and visual effects by including storyboards, production stills, script excerpts, and on-set photography. In addition, an interview in which Rose discusses the core concepts behind this new work and how its focus and meaning transmuted as it developed offers a revelatory firsthand account of how the commission evolved from conception to realization.
Item Number: 148818
Title: JAMES ROSENQUIST : This American Life
Author: Baxter, Charles ; Judith Goldman
Record created on 04/29/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 122pp. illus.
Summary: A fresh look at this giant of 1960s Pop Art--featuring his billboard-sized images of commercial subjects and combining his eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. Lipsticks, automobiles, dishwashers, men in business suits, spaghetti, rockets, airplanes, hairdryers, ice cream cones and pigtailed girls: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) has always known how to combine these seemingly disparate but always all-American elements into whirlwind, billboard-sized collages. With airbrushed surreal euphoria, he slammed colors, patterns, and objects into one another with the eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. This momentous catalogue, published to accompany the first in-depth survey of the artist's work of the 1960s through 1980s, will give long-overdue attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades. From 1957 to 1960, Rosenquist earned his living a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture (often funny, vulgar, and outrageous) to the context of fine art. An informative essay by art historian Judith Goldman examines the influence of Rosenquist's early days as a billboard painter, his early themes and techniques, and his similarities and differences with other pop artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein. The essay focuses on areas that have only been superficially addressed in the literature to date, bringing the level of Rosenquist scholarship up to that of his Pop Art contemporaries.
Item Number: 149671
Title: Tesori di Arte e di Fede: Il patrimonio architettonico e artistico del Fondo Edifici di Culto, vol. 3 : Centro Sud : Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Lazio, Molise, Puglia
Author: Strinati, Claudio (intro.)
Record created on 10/31/2018
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 32cm., hardcover, 450pp., 767 color illus.
Summary: Il Corpus Del Fondo Edifici Di Culto è una prestigiosa enciclopedia costituita da 4 volumi, di assoluto valore scientifico in cui saranno illustrati, attraverso delle schede e per mezzo di foto a colori di alta qualità, tutti gli edifici di culto facenti parte del patrimonio del Fondo Edifici di Culto del Ministero dell' Interno e tutto il patrimonio artistico-culturale in essi contenuti; il patrimonio del F.E.C., è costituito da oltre 730 edifici di culto di grandissimo pregio storico, architettonico, artistico e culturale, dislocati su tutto il territorio nazionale aperti al pubblico e concessi in uso gratuito all'Autorità Ecclesiastica ma gestiti dal Fondo Edifici di Culto, amministrato dalla Direzione Centrale per l' amministrazione del Fondo Edifici di Culto del Ministero dell' Interno. L' importanza dell' opera sarà messa in risalto dalla elegante veste editoriale dei 4 lussuosi volumi imperdibili per gli studiosi del settore ed i collezionisti.
Contents: Schede - Lazio - Molise - Campania - Puglia - Basilicata - Calabria - Indice degli Autori - Indice dei nomi - Indice dei soggetti.
Item Number: 149490
Title: Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders
Author: Taylor, James
Record created on 09/03/2018
Description: London: Adlard Coles Nautical Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus., most in color.
Summary: For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularized the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined.
Item Number: 148674
Title: Accademia Carrara Bergamo : Dipinti del Trecento e del Quattrocento : Catalogo completo
Author: Valagussa, Giovanni (ed)
Record created on 04/13/2018
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 356pp., 115 color, 200 b&w illus.
Summary: Questo tomo, dedicato alle 115 opere del Trecento e del Quattrocento, è il primo di una serie che vedrà la catalogazione sistematica di tutti i dipinti conservati all’Accademia Carrara, il più grande museo d’arte di Bergamo e una delle più importanti pinacoteche dell’Italia settentrionale. L’organizzazione del catalogo segue l’articolazione delle principali aree geografiche rappresentate in pinacoteca, individuando tre macro-aree: Lombardia, Veneto, Italia centrale e Toscana. All’interno di ciascuna delle tre aree i dipinti sono seriati in sequenza cronologica, in modo da seguire una narrazione godibile dell’evoluzione della pittura in ciascun contesto. Tra i numerosi artisti rappresentati, spiccano Antonello da Messina, Jacopo e Giovanni Bellini, Bergognone, Sandro Botticelli, Vittore Carpaccio, Vincenzo Foppa, Andrea Mantegna, Pinturicchio, Pisanello, Cosmè Tura. Ciascuna scheda presenta un’immagine a colori e a piena pagina dell’opera ed è dotata di un apparato tecnico sui dati materiali esterni e di un testo di analisi sull’iconografia, la conservazione, la vicenda critica, la discussione attributiva; sono inoltre presenti numerose immagini di confronto. Il team di storici dell’arte chiamati a redigere le schede di catalogo, sotto la curatela del conservatore Giovanni Valagussa, ne garantisce l’autorevolezza scientifica e ne fa uno strumento fondamentale per la conoscenza e la cura di un patrimonio straordinariamente vario come quello dell’Accademia Carrara.
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