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Item Number: 149687
Title: Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures
Author: Anderson, Wes ; Juman Malouf
Record created on 11/08/2018
Description: Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp. with numerous color plates. German-English texts.
Summary: In 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna initiated a new seriesof exhibitions for which remarkable creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. The museum’s collections number more than four million objects, and span a period of five thousand years. The first exhibition, titled The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas, was selected and curated by the painter and draughtsman Ed Ruscha. This was followed in 2016 by the exhibition During the Night, selected and curated by the British ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal.
The third instalment of the series, has been selected and curated by the filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf. With assistancefrom the museum’s staff of curators and conservators, Anderson and Malouf have assembled more than 400 objects drawn from all fourteen of the museum’s historical collections. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. A handful of special guests from the Natural History Museum are also included. Particular attention was given to the museum’s storage: more than 350 of the objects have been brought from depots, with many of them on public display for the very first time. The result is titled Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures. The gathering and arrangement of these treasures – from the earliest, a necklace of ceramic beads strung together in Ancient Egypt, to the most recent, a wooden monkey carved in Indonesia almost 5,000 years later – suggest the spectacular breadth, depth, history and complexity of the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collections.
Item Number: 149688
Title: Il cantiere romanico di Sainte-Foy de Conques : La richezza, i miracoli e le contingenze materiali , dalle fonti testuali alla storia dell’arte
Author: Barral i Altet, X
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., 130pp., 45 color, 21 b&w illus. Italian-French text.
Contents: 1. La chiesa abbaziale: caratteri architettonici e decorazione scultorea. 2. La testimonianza delle fonti: una rrevisione critica. 3. I pregiudizi degli studi. 4. Il restauro della chiesa tra riscoperta romantica del medioevo e vita quotidiana del monumento, o cosa resta di medievale a Conques. 5. Gli interventi sulla facciata, il rimontaggio del timpano e la sua policromia. 6. L’evoluzione cronologica del cantiere medievale. Conclusione: Conques tra Tours, Tolosa e Compostela; una questione superata?.
(Dissertationes et Monographiae, 12)
Item Number: 148274
Title: Gender, Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture
Author: Barrow, Rosemary
Record created on 03/08/2018
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp., 33 b&w illus.
Summary: Gender and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture offers incisive analysis of selected works of ancient art through a critical use of cutting-edge theory from gender studies, body studies, art history and other related fields. The book raises important questions about ancient sculpture and the contrasting responses that the individual works can be shown to evoke. Rosemary Barrow gives close attention to both original context and modern experience, while directly addressing the question of continuity in gender and body issues from antiquity to the early modern period through a discussion of the sculpture of Bernini. Accessible and fully illustrated, her book features new translations of ancient sources and a glossary of Greek and Latin terms. It will be an invaluable resource and focus for debate for a wide range of readers interested in ancient art, gender and sexuality in antiquity, and art history and gender and body studies more broadly.
Contents: Introduction: approaching gender. 1. The male body: doryphoros. 2. The female body: Aphrodite of Cnidos. 3. The veiled body: Tanagra statuette. 4. The ageing body: drunken old woman. 5. The indefinite body: sleeping Hermaphrodite. 6. The political body: Prima Porta Augustus. 7. The incongruous body: portrait of 'Marcia Furnilla' as Venus. 8. The beloved body: Antinous. 9. The other body: marble relief with female gladiators. 10. The non-human body: Pan and a she-goat. Epilogue: Bernini's 'Neptune and Triton'.
Item Number: 149731
Title: Il Museo Diocesano d’arte sacra di Volterra
Author: Bavoni, Umberto (et al)
Record created on 11/29/2018
Available December 2018
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Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 336pp., 300 images.
Contents: Studio e significati religiosi nelle opere d’arte, Andrea Muzzi ; La chiesa di SantAgostino dalle ‘fondamenta dell’umiltà fino alla visione di Dio’ – l’architettura e le arti, Claudio Casini ; Da chiesa-museo a museo-chiesa. Appunti su una ‘conversione’, Amedeo Mercurio ; Le carte raccontano, La nascita del Museo d’arte sacra di Volterra, Annamaria Ducci ; Catalogo (pp. 55-282) ; Le oreficerie del Museo diocesano d’arte sacra. Introduzione al Regesto, Daria Gastone ; Schede in Regesto.
Item Number: 149595
Title: Hypnos - Somnus: il demone custode e l'erote dormiente : Studio iconologico del dio del sonno dall'antichità all'epoca moderna
Author: Becatti, Graziella
Record created on 10/04/2018
Description: Brussels: Institut Historique Belge de Rome, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 216pp., 60 color illus. Italian text.
Summary: Questo studio propone l’analisi, dalla sua genesi antica fino alle epoche moderne, delle effigi ed i contesti del dio Hypnos/Somnus che incarna il tema del sonno materializzandosi in momenti significativi della cultura e della storia dell’arte. Nata come vaga immagine della letteratura nelle prime rappresentazioni greche, l’iconografia di Hypnos trova la sua forma compiuta nel Somnus latino, soprattutto per mezzo di sculture originali di prima epoca imperiale. Lo studio dei contesti letterari e filosofici evidenzia l’identità demonica del dio che diventa un custode dell’umanità. Le rappresentazioni di Hypnos si ritrovano, dunque, in alcuni larari domestici, in giardini di grandi ville e in luoghi consacrati alla pratica dell’otium. Raffigurato come un erote dormiente, con specifici attributi, invece, Somnus associa il suo ruolo di demone protettore anche alle rappresentazioni simboliche dell’anima. Persistenze iconografiche del dio sopravvivono nel medioevo attraverso la letteratura ed in alcuni specifici contesti artistici ma sarà sotto la forma di genietto addormentato che l’effige del Sonno tornerà ad avere fortuna nel Rinascimento, in contesti intrisi di cultura antica : in seno all’Accademia ficiniana, alla corte medicea e nella Grotta di Isabella d’Este. L’immagine dell’erote dormiente, riproposta anche da Michelangelo, divenne importante non solo in funzione del confronto con l’antico ma soprattutto per il suo valore simbolico e culturale. E’ attraverso questa interpretazione significativa che si può analizzare l’allestimento tematico delle sculture di putti addormentati in serie, antichi e moderni, nelle collezioni di tutta l’epoca moderna. Il dio del Sonno, sotto forme differenti, trova una collocazione precisa anche nei contesti pittorici di grandi palazzi signorili e contribuisce a dar vita ad un nuovo modello formale per le rappresentazioni di Mercurio.
Item Number: 148959
Title: LARRY BELL
Author: Clark, Robin
Record created on 05/21/2018
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.
Summary: The first major monograph ever published on the career of Larry Bell, iconic American artist and one of the stars to have emerged from the Light and Space movement in California in the 1960s. Creatively presented in two distinct halves that reflect his dual interest in two- and three-dimensional forms - the first collecting his works on paper, printed on a heavily textured uncoated stock, and the second collecting his glass and metal sculptures, printed in a high-gloss finish - the book itself aims to reflect Bell's close attention to materials. In each medium, Bell's work reflects a lifelong enthusiasm for the physical properties of light and the materials it hits, and an equally tangible passion for playing with those properties with an almost childlike reverence and a spontaneity that belies or even defies his understanding of every process. From his earliest monochrome paintings in the 1950s to the glass cubes and standing glass-panel sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s, to his experimentation with vapor drawings in the 1980s and his most recent 'mirage works' and 'light knot' sculptures, Bell's career reads as one long and beautiful experiment in the properties of light on surface, and the relationship of surface to space. With an essay by Robin Clark and an interview conducted by Cliff Lauson--and drawing on rarely published writings by the artist himself--this is the definitive survey of Larry Bell's career.
Item Number: 149550
Title: Conversation Pieces: The World of BRUEGEL
Author: Van Dongen, Alexandra (et al)
Record created on 09/18/2018
Description: Veurne: Cannibal Publishing, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.
Summary: In 2019, it will be 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569). To mark this anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is organising the first ever retrospective of Bruegel’s work, while The World of Bruegel will be shown in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. The two institutions are joining forces to bring Bruegel’s masterpiece Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) to life. An important key in this respect are the numerous everyday objects that are depicted in the painting. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the props that Bruegel depicted have been examined and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. The authors allow the objects to speak for themselves, preceded by an introductory essay by curator Sabine Pénot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Just as Bruegel’s paintings were ‘conversation pieces’ in their day, intended to trigger a discussion between guests during dinners, this book presents a three-way conversation about Battle Between Carnival and Lent through Bruegel realia, in which art history (Katrien Lichtert), historical design (Alexandra van Dongen and Lucinda Timmermans) and literature (Abdelkader Benali) enter into a dialogue. In A Conversation Piece, the authors reveal the humour, symbolism, imagery and hidden stories behind the everyday objects in the painting.
Item Number: 149726
Title: Roma en México / México en Roma : Las academias de arte entre Europa y el Nuevo Mundo 1843-1867
Author: Capitelli, Giovanna ; Stefano Cracollici (eds)
Record created on 11/27/2018
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 384pp., 240 color illus.
Summary: Frutto di ricerche svolte tra Roma, Durham e Città del Messico, ma condotte anche in Spagna, Francia, Germania, Ungheria e negli Stati Uniti, il catalogo della mostra Roma en México / México en Roma. Las academias de arte entre Europa y el Nuevo Mundo (1843-1867) indaga sotto nuova luce le strettissime relazioni che nel campo delle arti figurative l’Accademia di San Carlos di Città del Messico stabilì con la scena artistica cosmopolita di Roma alla metà dell’Ottocento. Per oltre vent’anni, pittori, scultori, architetti messicani in fieri si educarono in Messico e a Roma seguendo il modello ‘purista’ dell’allora ancora indiscussa capitale universale delle arti. Le loro opere rappresentano oggi un capitolo di grande interesse nella storia della geografia artistica mondiale di quel secolo, riletto in questa occasione da dodici specialisti italiani e messicani. L’indagine parte da Roma e dal contesto delle arti europeo ed è tesa a ricostruire una ‘concordanza degli archivi’ tra due realtà geografiche, politiche e culturali molto distanti tra loro, offrendo profondità di campo e concretezza storica alle relazioni, amicizie e sodalizi tra le varie persone coinvolte e alla mobilità di opere e artisti che diedero vita a una delle vicende più affascinanti dell’arte messicana nella prima età repubblicana.
Contents: Apostar por Roma: arte en México en el siglo de la Independencia, Giovanna Capitelli y Stefano Cracolici - L'esemplarità di Roma: prassi e funzioni delle copie pittoriche, Carla Mazzarelli - Per un'arte civile: il paradigma romano nell'idea della scultura nazionale messicana dell'Ottocento, Stefano Grandesso - Carlo de Paris: Roma-Messico a/r, Elisa Camboni - El pueblo de Roma en las exposiciones de la Academia de San Carlos, 1848-1869, Angélica Velázquez Guadarrama - Roma: una 'patria comune' para los arquitectos, Hugo Arciniega Ávila - Academia y Modernidad: la Academia de San Carlos tras la reorganización de 1843, Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández - Museo Nacional de San Carlos, genealogía de una colección, Ana Leticia Carpizo González - CATÁLOGO, Elisa Camboni, Giovanna Capitelli, Stefano Cracolici, Zoltán Dragon, Stefano Grandesso, Carla Mazzarelli, Alberto Nulman, Serenella Rolfi Ožvald, Angélica Velázquez Guadarrama - APÉNDICE DOCUMENTAL - Antología de fuentes, editada por Stefano Cracolici.
Item Number: 148572
Title: The Youth of Early Modern Women
Author: Cohen, Elizabeth S. ; Margaret Reeves (eds)
Record created on 04/02/2018
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 344pp. illus
Summary: Through fifteen essays that work from a rich array of primary sources, this collection makes the novel claim that early modern European women, like men, had a youth. European culture recognised that, between childhood and full adulthood, early modern women experienced distinctive physiological, social, and psychological transformations. Drawing on two mutually shaped layers of inquiry - cultural constructions of youth and lived experiences - these essays exploit a wide variety of sources, including literary and autobiographical works, conduct literature, judicial and asylum records, drawings, and material culture. The geographical and temporal ranges traverse England, Ireland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, and Mexico from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. This volume brings fresh attention to representations of female youth, their own life writings, young women's training for adulthood, courtship, and the emergent sexual lives of young unmarried women.
Contents: 'A Prospect of Flowers' - Concepts of Childhood and Female Youth in Seventeenth-Century British Culture, Margaret Reeves || A Roving Woman - The Rover, Part I and Hellena's Self-Creation of Youth, Sarah Morris || 'She is but a girl - Talk of Young Women as Daughters, Wives, and Mothers in the Records of the English Consistory Courts, 1550-1650, Jennifer McNabb || Flight and Confinement - Female Youth, Agency, and Emotions in Sixteenth-Century New Spain, Jacqueline Holler || Harlots and Camp Followers - Swiss Renaissance Drawings of Young Women circa 1520, Christiane Andersson || Three Sisters of Carmen - The Youths of Teresa de Jesús, María de San José, and Ana de San Bartolomé, Barbara Mujica || Elite English Girlhood in Early Modern Ireland - The Examples of Mary Boyle and Alice Wandesford, Julie A. Eckerle || Young Women Negotiating Fashion in Early Modern Florence, Megan Moran || 'Is it possible that my sister […] has had a baby?' - The Early Years of Marriage as a Transition from Girlhood to Womanhood in the Letters of Three Generations of Orange-Nassau Women, Jane Couchman || Malleable Youth - Forging Female Education in Early Modern Rome, Alessandra Franco || The Material Culture of Female Youth in Bologna, 1550-1600, Michele Nicole Robinson || Becoming a Woman in the Dutch Republic - Advice Literature for Young Adult Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Marja van Tilburg || Straying and Led Astray - Roman Maids Become Young Women circa 1600, Elizabeth S. Cohen || A Room of Their Own - Young Women, Courtship, and the Night in Early Modern England, Eleanor Hubbard || In Search of a 'Remedy' - Young Women, their Intimate Partners, and the Challenge of Fertility in Early Modern France, Julie Hardwick.
(Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World)
Item Number: 149730
Title: Nacer en palacio. El ritual del nacimiento en la corte de los Austrias
Author: de Carlos Varona, Maria Cruz
Record created on 11/28/2018
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Description: Madrid: CEEH, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 296pp., 44 color illus. Spanish text.
Summary: Motherhood, which stands at a disciplinary crossroads, has become a historiographic subject in its own right. It has gone from being viewed as an exclusively biological circumstance to being considered a key social factor in shaping the historical identity of the queens of Spain. This book analyses the ‘ritual’ surrounding the birth of royal offspring at the Spanish court between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the role played by queens, ladies-in-waiting and midwives in a cultural system based on a series of rites performed before and after childbirth. In her book De Carlos carries out an original and well-documented reconstruction of the culture of the births of the Spanish Habsburgs and the concept of female authority. She bases her study on very different sources, as she does not focus exclusively on moral and scientific treatises but takes as her starting point visual depictions related to royal pregnancies and births, which had hitherto often been considered almost literal transcriptions of reality. A study combining the biological, symbolic and social aspects of this phenomenon was lacking in the field of Hispanic research. This gap in our historiography has now been filled by the present book, which marks an important step towards reconstructing the phenomenon of motherhood and all its derivatives at the Spanish court of the Habsburgs.
Contents: 1. En busca de un heredero - Tratados obstétricos en la España moderna. Entre el conocimiento y la búsqueda de patronazgo - El potencial materno de las mujeres regias - Esperando un heredero - Ritual y reliquias. 2. El espacio del parto regio - Nacer en palacio - El puerperio - La cultura visual de la maternidad regia. 3. "Honestíssima arte" - comadres y autoridad femenina en la corte española - Comadres en la España moderna - Comadres regias y autoridad femenina en la corte de Madrid - Visualizando la autoridad. 4. El espacio simbólico de la maternidad regia: el oratorio de la reina - El contexto material: el oratorio de la reina y sus obras - Sucesión regia y ritual - Madre, Reina.
Apéndices - Lista de personas reales nacidas en la corte española entre 1570 y 1644 - "Her[nan]do despejo, gu[ar]dajoias y gu[ar]daropa de su M[agesta]d. Que[n]ta, cargo y datta de los 3.000 d[ucad]os que se le libraron y cobró para prevenir lo neçess[ari]o al parto de la reyna, n[uest]ra
señora el año de 1609" - "Lo que hacía la Capilla real en vida del rey n[uest]ro s[eñ]or que está en el çielo en los partos de la reyna n[uest] ra S[eñor]a y se hiço en el dichoso del rey n[uestro] s[eñ]or que Dios guarde por muy largos años" - Relación del nacimiento del infante Carlos Lorenzo, hijo de Felipe II y Ana de Austria, en Galapagar (Madrid) el 12 de agosto de 1573 - "Memoria de todo lo que la emperatriz embía a la R[e]yna de España
para su parto" - Lista de comadres regias entre hacia 1618 y 1655 - Alonso de Carranza, Las mugeres que exercen el Arte de Comadres ... siendo Nobles y de Ilustre nacimiento no perjudican con este exercicio su nobleza - "De Purificatione post partum o Salida a Misa de las R[e]ynas" - Fuentes visuales - Fuentes manuscritas - Fuentes impresas.
Item Number: 149549
Title: Les Enluminures: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from the Middle Ages
Author: de Hamel, Christopher
Record created on 09/18/2018
Description: London-New York: Holberton, Les Enluminures, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 144pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: This catalogue explores four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books of Hours (the most famous medieval manuscripts of all), Biography (the unique legend of an Anglo-Saxon princess), and the History of Troy (the oldest chivalric story in European history). These are all manuscripts unknown on the market for at least eighty years. One of the four was last described in print in 1588; the others were last catalogued for sale in 1909, 1932 and 1938 respectively. All are richly illustrated, with a total of 133 miniatures between them, as well as hundreds of borders and illuminated animals and grotesques. Some of the finest artists of the period were responsible for the miniatures, and at least two of them likely issue directly from the greatest of European courts...
Item Number: 146815
Title: Making Medieval Manuscripts
Author: De Hamel, Christopher
Record created on 09/25/2017
Description: Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 176pp. with numerous color illus.
Summary: Many beautiful illuminated manuscripts survive from the Middle Ages and can be seen in libraries and museums throughout Europe. But who were the skilled craftsmen who made these exquisite books? What precisely is parchment? How were medieval manuscripts designed and executed? What were the inks and pigments, and how were they applied? This book looks at the work of scribes, illuminators and book binders. Based principally on examples in the Bodleian Library, this lavishly illustrated account tells the story of manuscript production from the early Middle Ages through to the high Renaissance. Each stage of production is described in detail, from the preparation of the parchment, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the final decoration and illumination of the manuscript. This book also explains the role of the stationer or bookshop, often to be found near cathedral and market squares, in the commissioning of manuscripts, and it cites examples of specific scribes and illuminators who can be identified through their work as professional lay artisans. Christopher de Hamel’s engaging text is accompanied by a glossary of key technical terms relating to manuscripts and illumination, providing an invaluable introduction for anyone interested in studying medieval manuscripts today.
Item Number: 149721
Title: GIOVANNI DEMIO e la maniera moderna : Tra Tiziano e Tintoretto
Author: Sgarbi, Vittorio ; Pietro di Natale
Record created on 11/24/2018
Available December 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: np: Casa editrice Contemplazioni, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 166pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio.
Summary: Definito da Andrea Palladio uomo di “bellissimo ingegno”, Giovanni Demio fu pittore di alto rango, capace d’accogliere molteplici suggestioni nella sua personale e elaboratissima ricerca manieristica. Nato a Schio in apertura del Cinquecento, più vecchio quindi di Bassano, Tintoretto e Veronese, è attivo a Brescia, in un muoversi fervido di stimoli con escursioni certe, per curiosità intellettuale, a Parma per ammirare Parmigianino, a Mantova per studiare Giulio Romano, a Verona per guardare le opere di Torbido e Caroto, a Brescia per incrociare Savoldo, Romanino e Moretto. Sembra così che, svolgendosi in area padana, la sua affermazione sia di segno antiveneziano, agli antipodi di Tiziano e di Tintoretto, con una mediata riflessione su Raffaello e con l’inevitabile approdo nei dintorni di Michelangelo, nell’orbita di Vasari. Le tappe dell’errante percorso dell’inquieto pittore toccano anche il meridione, con Napoli e a Cosenza. In mostra per la prima volta una serie di dipinti custoditi in musei, chiese e collezioni private; opere che verranno poste in dialogo e a confronto con significative testimonianze di pittori che influenzarono e ai quali si accostò l’eccentrico artista scledense e che rappresentano le varie declinazioni del manierismo in area padana e veneta tra cui Tiziano e Tintoretto..
Item Number: 148663
Title: Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy
Author: Corry, Maya (et al)
Record created on 04/12/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 442pp. illus.
Summary: Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy illuminates the vibrancy of spiritual beliefs and practices which profoundly shaped family life in this era. Scholarship on Catholicism has tended to focus on institutions, but the home was the site of religious instruction and reading, prayer and meditation, communal worship, multi-sensory devotions, contemplation of religious images and the performance of rituals, as well as extraordinary events such as miracles. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this volume affirms the central place of the household to spiritual life and reveals the myriad ways in which devotion met domestic needs. The seventeen essays encompass religious history, the histories of art and architecture, material culture, musicology, literary history, and social and cultural history.
Contents: Singing on the Street and in the Home in Times of Pestilence - Lessons from the 1576-78 Plague of Milan, Remi Chiu. || The Ex Voto between Domestic and Public Space - From Personal Testimony to Collective Memory, Jane Garnett and Gervase Rosser. || Spaces for Domestic Devotion in the Noble Residences of Palermo in the Age of Catholic Reform, Valeria Viola. || Music and Domestic Devotion in the Age of Reform, Iain Fenlon. || Domestic Portraiture in Early Modern Venice - Devotion to Family and Faith, Margaret A. Morse. || Domestic Religion and Connected Spaces - Isabella della Rovere, Princess of Bisignano (1552-1619), Elisa Novi Chavarria. || "And the Word Dwelt amongst Us" - Experiencing the Nativity in the Italian Renaissance Home, Zuzanna Sarnecka. || Religious Subjects on Sixteenth-Century Deruta Piatti da Pompa, Michael J. Brody. || Investigating the 'Case' of the Agnus Dei in Sixteenth-Century Italian Homes, Irene Galandra Cooper. || Material Prayers and Maternity in Early Modern Italy - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Katherine M. Tycz. || Devotional Panels as Sites of Intercultural Exchange, Michele Bacci. || Creating Domestic Sacred Space - Religious Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy, Sabrina Corbellini. || Delight in Painted Companions - Shaping the Soul from Birth in Early Modern Italy, Maya Corry. || Literary and Visual Forms of a Domestic Devotion - The Rosary in Renaissance Italy, Erminia Ardissino. || Domestic Prayers and Miracles in Renaissance Italy - The Case of Savonarola and His Cult, Stefano Dall'Aglio. || Private and Public Devotion in Late Renaissance Italy - The Role of Church Censorship, Giorgio Caravale. || Contested Devotions - Space, Identities and Religious Dissent in the Apothecary's Home, Joanna Kostylo.
(Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 59/1)
Item Number: 149683
Title: GEORGES FOCUS : La Folie d'un Peintre de Louis XIV
Author: Brugerolles, Emmanuelle (ed)
Record created on 11/06/2018
Description: Paris: ENSBA - École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 447pp., ca. 600. illus. Exhibition held at Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Summary: La découverte de l’œuvre de Georges Focus, peintre et dessinateur du xviie siècle, suscite l’étonnement. Académicien, il se spécialise dans le genre du paysage classique. Après 1683, il est enfermé dans un asile parisien, les Petites Maisons. Il réalise alors des « écritures dessinées » publiées ici pour la première fois. Ces dessins sont l’unique trace de la production d’un artiste aliéné à cette époque. Ils nous permettent de pénétrer de plain-pied au coeur de l’existence, des états d’âme, des souffrances et des obsessions d’un artiste habité par des rancoeurs et des ressentiments exacerbés. Ce livre réunit des recherches et des réflexions d’historiens de l’art et de la médecine, de psychiatres et de chercheurs sur la question du rapport entre l’art et la folie.
Item Number: 149728
Title: Il collezionismo di antichità classiche a Capri tra fine Ottocento e primo Novecento
Author: Franca, Luca ; Giancarlo Martino
Record created on 11/28/2018
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 404pp., 435 b&w illus.
Contents: 1. Le collezioni di antichità - La collezione Cerio di archeologia classica. Vicende collezionistiche e dati per la conoscenza topografica di Capri in età antica, Giancarlo Di Martino ; Un collezionista americano nella Capri di fine Ottocento- John Clay MacKowen cittadino del paese dell' ozio, Silvio La Paglia ; Arte antica e pittura nella Villa Narciso di Charles Caryl Coleman, Luca Di Franco ; Villa San Michele e Axel Munthe collezionista, Giancarlo Di Martino ; Un museo in situ: la raccolta Haan-Bismarck nella villa Il Fortino, Luca Di Franco ; La collezione Benner-Pagano, Carmen D' Anna. 2. Appendici documentarie - 2.1. Catalogo delle collezioni di antichità Cerio e Pagano - 2.1.1. La ceramica arcaica, Francesca Mermati - 2.1.2. La ceramica classica, ellenistica e romana, Giancarlo Di Martino - 2.1.3. Le lucerne, Paolo Cimadomo - 2.1.4. I vetri, Giancarlo Di Martino- 2.1.5. Materiali in marmo e altre pietre, Luca Di Franco - 2.1.6. Coroplastica e terracotte architettoniche, Luca Di Franco - 2.1.7. I manufatti metallici, Ludovica Matrullo - 2.1.8. Intonaci, soffitti, cornici, Carmen D' Anna - 2.1.9. I rivestimenti pavimentali e parietali, Carmen D' Anna - 2.2. Catalogo della collezione di antichità MacKowen, Silvio La Paglia.
(Studia Archaeologica, 227)
Item Number: 149720
Title: ROBERT GRANJON, Letter-Cutter, 1513-1590 : An oeuvre-catalogue
Author: Vervliet, Hendrik D.L
Record created on 11/23/2018
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Description: New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 200pp. illus.
Summary: This book, by typographic scholar Hendrik Vervliet, is a survey of the life and work of the sixteenth-century letter-cutter Robert Granjon (1513-1590). With his contemporary Claude Garamont, he is considered one of the best and most influential figures in the history of type design. Vervliet begins with a biography, recounting Granjon's career as a punchcutter and publisher during periods in Paris, Lyons, Antwerp, and Rome. A freelance craftsman, Granjon wandering throughout Europe in search of markets in which to earn his livelihood selling sets of matrices of his founts. Granjon's most durable contributions are his Italics, his Flowers, his Civilités (a new rendering of the old French Bastarda letter), and his Slavic and Oriental founts, whose elegance equals the calligraphy of the best manuscripts. The author devotes several chapters to chronologies of Granjon's publications and founts, and to classifications of his types. The final long chapter consists of facsimile reproductions of Granjon's types, including Arabic, Armenian, Civilité, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Italic, Music, Phonetic, Roman, and Syriac founts, as well as Script initials, Flowers, and Varia.
Item Number: 149719
Title: JOSEF HALFER and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper
Author: Wolfe, Richard J. ; Sidney E. Berger (ed)
Record created on 11/23/2018
Description: New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 144pp., 17 tipped-in marbling swatches. Edition of 250 copies.
Summary: Josef Halfer practiced and taught marbling roughly three centuries after the craft had appeared in Europe, at a time when paper marbling was in decline and being replaced by mechanically-produced substitutes. However, his innovations coincided with recent advances in chemistry, biochemistry and bacteriology, and he was able to apply those recent advances to solving problems that had long inhibited progress in the marbling art. The techniques that Halfer pioneered enabled marblers to take the craft to new artistic levels, allowing more detailed patterns to be achieved than ever before, and resulting in the most delicate, intricate and beautiful forms that the medium is capable of producing. Richard Wolfe had previously written about Halfer in his Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns. (republished by Oak Knoll with corrections in 2018). In this book, Wolfe examines in more detail the contributions of one of the most important figures in the history of paper marbling, and he provides English translations of several of Halfer's "little texts." The author had written a draft of the Historical Introduction and roughly translated a number of Halfer's pamphlets on marbling before he died in October 2017. Sidney Berger agreed to take on the role of editor to help finalize the introduction and put the translations in publishable form. His efforts and the support of the Wolfe family have enabled Oak Knoll to bring Richard Wolfe's last major project to its intended readers.
Item Number: 149703
Title: FRANS HALS Museum
Author: Demeester, Ann
Record created on 11/15/2018
Description: London: Scala, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 80pp., 45 color illus.
Summary: The Frans Hals Museum has attracted interest since it opened in 1913. Its collection of Haarlem Old Masters of the Golden Age, including the world's largest collection of paintings by Frans Hals, is unique. The collection reflects the radical changes that painting underwent in the early seventeenth century, with Haarlem providing fertile soil for a new expression of art to flourish. In the same way De Hallen Haarlem provides a platform for innovations in modern and contemporary art, positioning itself unequivocally as the champion of a living culture. In early 2018 the Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem, which already operate as a single organisation behind the scenes, will become one museum under the name Frans Hals Museum. Each location will offer a new and distinctive programme of exhibitions in which traditional and contemporary art are shown side by side. The latest title in Scala's Director's Choice series celebrates the coming together of these two art institutions, with a selection of works which speak personally to the Director and reflect the synergy between the two collections.
Item Number: 149295
Title: SHARON HAYES
Author: Bryan-Wilson, Julia (et al)
Record created on 07/11/2018
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 160pp., 200 illus.
Summary: The first comprehensive publication to capture Hayes's unique blend of performance and social engagement which has been at the forefront of questions of feminist history, queer time, and protest culture for over a decade. American artist Sharon Hayes uses photography, film, video, sound, performance, and text to interrogate the intersections between the personal and collective sphere. Her deeply affective and queer approach to history and politics draws particular attention to the language of twentieth-century activism as well as drama, anthropology, and journalism. This book is the first to feature all of Hayes's most significant projects, from the ten-hour performance My Fellow American 1981-1988 to her Monument Lab addressing the absence of monuments to women in Philadelphia. A professor of fine art at the University of Pennsylvania, Hayes's work has been shown at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 12 in Kassel, and the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as in the most prestigious museums around the world. Her re-examination of protest, speech, and history is one of the most powerful reflections of the complexity and the urgency of our times.
(Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)
Item Number: 149724
Title: San Clemente In Rome - A New Reconstruction Of The Early 5th Century Basilica And Its Origin
Author: Heikonen, Juhana
Record created on 11/26/2018
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Description: Espoo: Aalto University, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 242pp. illus. English text.
Summary: The Basilica of San Clemente in Rome has a long history. The present day 12th century church was thought to be the early Christian basilica mentioned by Jerome until the excavations in the 19th century. The still ongoing archaeological excavations at the site have exposed not only the "Lower Church" of the 5th century but also a horrea and a domus with a Mithraeum, reaching republican layers of Roman urban history. The main theme of this dissertation concerns the building phases from the 3rd century throughout the 5th century when the first proper Christian basilica was finished. There have been conflicting theories about the function of the 3rd century building. The first theories saw St. Clement's house church transformed into a domus ecclesiae and further to an aula ecclesiae and finally into a regular basilica below the present San Clemente. Several theories have been discussed and abandoned, but there are still unanswered questions about the 3rd century building's function - whether it was an Imperial mint or a private building. The aim of this dissertation is a set of sequenced reconstructions of San Clemente according to The London Charter principles of virtual archaeology along the typological developments of the Roman basilica and the late antique domus as a source of early Christian Roman Sakraltopographie.
Item Number: 148544
Title: Dewey for Artists
Author: Jacob, Mary Jane
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 176pp., 24 illus.
Summary: John Dewey is known as a pragmatic philosopher and progressive architect of American educational reform, but some of his most important contributions came in his thinking about art. Dewey argued that there is strong social value to be found in art, and it is artists who often most challenge our preconceived notions. Dewey for Artists shows us how Dewey advocated for an “art of democracy”: not only does it take both an artist and an audience to create art, but also, he argued, true democratic societies can only function by living through art and embracing the social participation of artists. Throughout the book, Mary Jane Jacob draws on the experiences of contemporary artists and curators who have modeled Dewey’s principles within their practices. We see how artists’ work springs from deeply held values. We see how curators (such as the author herself) carefully consider the potential for audiences’ experiences, presenting art in ways that can enable viewers to find greater meaning and purpose. And it is this self and social realization, Jacob helps us understand, that further ensures Dewey’s legacy—and the culture we live in.
Item Number: 148545
Title: Dewey for Artists
Author: Jacob, Mary Jane
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 176pp., 24 illus.
Item Number: 149672
Title: BARBARA JONES-HOGU : Resist, Relate, Unite
Author: Rodrigues Widholm, Julie (et al)
Record created on 11/01/2018
Description: Chicago: DePaul Art Museum, distr. University of Chicago Press, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 104pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Chicago-based artist Barbara Jones-Hogu (1938–2017) was a central figure of the Black Arts Movement and a founding member of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). Throughout her career she worked in painting, printmaking, film, education, and contributed to major projects including Chicago’s Wall of Respect mural. The Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite catalog is the first monograph of Barbara Jones-Hogu’s work. The book includes a foreword by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, essays by Tate Modern curator Zoé Whitley and Chicago artist Faheem Majeed, an interview with the artist by art historian Rebecca Zorach, and 22 illustrated plates, a selected bibliography, exhibition history, and checklist. The limited edition catalog was designed by Matt Austin of Candor Arts and features a hand silk screened cover.
Item Number: 149690
Title: De la passion à la création : Hommage à Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Author: Jurkovic, Miljenko (ed)
Record created on 11/08/2018
Description: Zagreb-Motovun: International Research Center for Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Zagreb, 2017. 28cm., pbk., ca. 185pp., 78 color, 43 b&w illus.
Contents: Miljenko Jurkovic, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg - visionnaire, homme d'action, homme de création ||| Xavier Barral i Altet, Erlande-Brandenburg historien de l'art médiéval - quatre jalons ||| Alain Erlande-Brandenburg - Vivre, écrire et dire. Entretien avec Arnaud Timbert ||| Bibliographie d'Alain Erlande-Brandenburg ||| Christian Sapin, Les chapiteaux de Saint-Pierre-L'Estrier à Autun (Saône-et-Loire, France) et les ateliers des débuts de la sculpture romane en Bourgogne ||| Pascale Chevalier, Un fragment inédit de pilier octogonal découvert à Souvigny ||| Philippe George, De l'interdisciplinarité - à propos du triptyque de la Sainte Croix à Liège ||| Nicolas Reveyron, Le rôle des héritages monumentaux dans la morphogenèse de l'espace ecclésial.Saint-Nizier de Lyon et l'église des Bernardines de Sainte-Colombe-les-Vienne ||| Andreas Hartmann-Virnich et Heike Hansen, Le fer et le plomb à l'abbatiale de Saint-Gilles-du-Gard et à Saint-Trophime d'Arles - deux cas de 'pierre armée' dans l'architecture romane méridionale ||| Gian Pietro Brogiolo, La pieve di San Martino di Piove di Sacco (Padova) ||| Giovanna Valenzano, Aperture di servizio nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Padova ||| Ivan Matejcic, Le portail de 1456 à Pula, un Speculum historiale en costume Renaissance ||| Vinni Lucherini, Quelques lettres inédites d'Henri Focillon sur l'accueil de Puig i Cadafalch en France en 1936.
(Dissertationes et Monographiae, 9)
Item Number: 149666
Title: Renouveau médiéval et sculpture romantique : Le retour du Moyen Age dans la sculpture européenne entre 1750 et 1900
Author: Lapaire, Claude
Record created on 10/30/2018
Description: Paris: Mare et Martin, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 462pp., 121 b&w illus.
Summary: Le rôle joué par la sculpture dans le Gothic Revival est mal connu. Tant de statues de héros du Moyen Age ont pourtant été élevées dans toute l’Europe entre 1750 et 1870 et tant d’églises et de palais romans ou gothiques, restaurées à cette époque, ont été dotés d’un abondant décor sculpté qui fut également appliqué aux constructions nouvelles s’inspirant de l’art médiéval. Les auteurs de ces statues inspirées du Moyen Age étaient pratiquement ignorés jusqu’ici. La conservation de leurs oeuvres, encore si peu appréciées, est loin d’être assurée. Quelques artistes importants, sans participer à la restauration de la statuaire médiévale ni pratiquer le style néogothique, ont manifesté leur attrait pour l’art gothique et lui ont fait des emprunts parfois inattendus. Parmi eux, Flaxman, Schwanthaler, David d’Angers, Pradier, Marie d’Orléans, Félicie de Fauvau ou Frémiet, mais aussi, autour de 1900, Rodin, Carriès, Minne, Hoetger ou Alfred Gilbert.
Item Number: 147860
Title: LE CORBUSIER : The Built Work
Author: Pare, Richard ; Jean-Louis Cohen
Record created on 01/11/2018
Description: New York: Monacelli Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 464pp. prof. illus.
Summary: Le Corbusier is widely acknowledged as the most influential architect of the twentieth century. As extensively researched and documented as his works are, however, they have never been exhaustively surveyed in photographs until now. Photographer Richard Pare has crossed the globe for years to document the extant works of Le Corbusier--from his first villas in Switzerland to his mid-career works in his role as the first global architect in locations as far-flung as Argentina and Russia, and his late works, including his sole North American project, at Harvard University, and an extensive civic plan for Chandigarh, India. Le Corbusier: The Built Work provides numerous views of each project to bring a fuller understanding of the architect's command of space, sometimes surprising use of materials and color, and the almost ineffable qualities that only result from a commanding synthesis of all aspects of design. With an authoritative text by scholar and curator Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: The Built Work is a groundbreaking opportunity to appreciate the master's work anew.
Item Number: 149286
Title: PIRRO LIGORIO’s Worlds : Antiquarianism, Classical Erudition and Visual Arts in the Late Renaissance
Author: Loffredo, Fernando ; Ginette Vagenheim (eds)
Record created on 07/10/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: The aim of this volume on Pirro Ligorio’s worlds is to create for the first time a dialogue among renowned Ligorio specialists and emerging young scholars on various aspects of the artistic, antiquarian and intellectual production of one of the most fascinating and learned antiquarians in the prestigious entourage of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The book intends to step away, once and for all, from the almost Manichean approach that generated a distorted vision of his figure and works, especially trough the complex topic of his forgeries. The investigation of this aspect, that will reveal the necessity of a more nuanced study of this activity, is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of some neglected areas of Ligorio's life.
Contents: 1. Pirro Ligorio's Antiquarian Philology, Robert W. Gaston. 2. Editing Ligorio's Epigraphic Manuscripts: New Discoveries and New Issues, Silvia Orlandi. 3. The Epigraphical Forgeries in the Construction of Pirro Ligorio's Libro XXXIX on Roman Antiquities, Nicoletta Balistreri. 4. Drawing Circles: Pirro Ligorio's Working Methods as Evidenced in His Numismatic Manuscripts, Sarah E. Cox. 5. Pirro Ligorio's Evidence for the Cult of Jupiter Dolichenus in Rome and Religious Life at the Barracks, Blair Fowlkes-Childs. 6. Pirro Ligorio and Sicilian Antiquities: Indifference or an Unwitting "Short Circuit"?, Federico Rausa. 7. Looking for Sirens: Ancient Sites in Naples According to Pirro Ligorio, Anna Schreurs. 8. Pirro Ligorio's Casino of Pius IV Reconsidered, or, Why People Love Ligorio's Buildings, Arnold Nesselrath. 9. Pirro Ligorio and St Peter's Basilica: More on the Historical-Christian Investigations and on a Medieval 'Reuse' in the Casino of Pius IV, Carmelo Occhipinti. 10. The Villa d'Este at Tivoli and Its Gardens in Marc-Antoine Muret's Tivoli Cycle of Poems and Uberto Foglietta's Tyburtinum, George Hugo Tucker. 11. Pirro Ligorio's Oxford Album, Ian Campbell. 12. In the Shadow of Polidoro da Caravaggio: Pirro Ligorio as a Draftsman, Ginette Vagenheim. 13. "Pirro Ligorio Neapolitan Painter," 1534-1549 (With a New Addition on His Late Activity as an Architect), Patrizia Tosini. 14. Pirro Ligorio and Sculpture, or, on the Reproducibility of Antiquity, Fernando Loffredo.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 293/34)
Item Number: 148744
Title: How Objects Tell Stories : Essays in Honor of Emma C. Bunker
Author: Linduff, Katheryn M. ; Karen S. Rubinson (eds
Record created on 04/24/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 250pp., 100 b&w illus.
Contents: Trudy S. KAWAMI, A Steppe Warrior in Achaemenid Employ? Grave 4.28 at Choga Mish, Khuzistan, Iran ; Annette L. JULIANO, Restructuring Reality: Zoomorphs, from Fantastic to Hybrid ; Catrin KOST, Changed Strategies of Interaction: Exchange Relations on China's Northern Frontier in Light of the Finds from Xinzhuangtou ; Judith A. LERNER, All That Glitters…Foreign Jewelry in Chinese Tombs: from Han into Tang ; Katheryn M. LINDUFF, Guardians of the Brave/Keepers of the Empire: Horses in the Han imaginary ; Jessica RAWSON, Gold, an Exotic Material in Early China ; Karen S. RUBINSON, The Authority of Horse-Rider Iconography: Imagery as the Power of the Past (The Eurasian Steppe and Yunnan in the late Millennium BCE) ; CHIOU-PENG TzeHuey, Early Copper-base Metals in Western Yunnan ; HAN Rubin and WANG Dong-Ning, Study of Tin-enriched Ancient Bronzes from the Northern Grassland of China ; Sergey MINIAEV, Xiongnu Bronze Metallurgy in the Trans-Baikal Area ; Vincent C. PIGOTT, The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), the Seima-Turbino Horizon and a Possible Eastward Transmission of Tin-Bronze Technology in Later Third and Early Second Millennium BCE Inner Asia.
(Inner and Central Asian Art and Archaeology, 1)
Item Number: 149642
Title: ANTOINE DE LONHY
Author: Elsig, Frederic
Record created on 10/18/2018
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 200 illus. French text.
Summary: Connu autrefois sous les noms de convention de Maître de la Trinité de Turin et Maître de Saluces, le peintre et verrier Antoine de Lonhy se distingue par sa polyvalence technique et la singularité de son parcours artistique. Documenté en 1446 au service de Nicolas Rolin, il a débuté sa carrière en Bourgogne méridionale, probablement à Chalon-sur- Saône, où il travaille pour l'évêque Jean Germain en 1449. Avant 1454, il s'établit à Toulouse, où il est attesté jusqu'en 1460, et séjourne peu après à Barcelone, où il réalise la rose de l'église Santa Maria del Mar. Dès 1462, il est fixé à Avigliana dans le duché de Savoie, où il est actif jusque vers 1480 et exerce un impact décisif sur la peinture piémontaise. Le volume qui lui est consacré se propose de réfléchir sur le métier du peintre, plus précisément sur la relation entre la polyvalence technique et l'itinérance artistique. Il s'inscrit dans la série éditoriale des Ressuscités de l'histoire de l'art qui, articulée sur le programme Peindre en France à la Renaissance et amorcée par la monographie sur Grégoire Guérard (2017), vise à faire connaître des peintres de premier plan récemment redécouverts grâce au connoisseurship.
Item Number: 149649
Title: Maraglianeschi : La grande scuola di ANTON MARIA MARAGLIANO 1664-1739
Author: Sanguineti, Daniele
Record created on 10/19/2018
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 368pp. prof. illus.
Summary: "[...] pel vezzo universato di ascrivere ogni imagine di quello stile al proprio scalpello del Maragliano" (1864). Già Federigo Alizeri, storiografo ed erudito ottocentesco, aveva intuito la complessità dell'approccio critico alla produzione di statuaria in legno avviata da Anton Maria Maragliano (1664-1739) e proseguita da una serie di allievi ed epigoni. Lo straordinario successo goduto in vita dallo scultore non venne interrotto con la sua morte per la richiesta costante di un codice gradito che, grazie ai suoi eredi, protrasse l'immaginario tardo barocco - nel campo della statuaria sacra e processionale - ben oltre i limiti temporali concessi dalla naturale evoluzione stilistica, sopravvivendo in piena età neoclassica. Il 'maraglianismo' è dunque un fenomeno tipicamente genovese che si riscontra con un alto tasso di densità sul territorio dell'antica Repubblica di Genova (comprensiva dell'attuale Oltregiogo e della Corsica), con episodi di consistente esportazione nella penisola iberica.
Dopo lo studio monografico dedicato a Maragliano (2012), questo nuovo volume, reso possibile grazie alla doppia attenzione riservata all'argomento dalla Compagnia di San Paolo - con il progetto di ricerca La grande scuola di Anton Maria Maragliano: allievi, seguaci ed epigoni e con il bando (2015-2016) per iniziative di restauro all'interno di un percorso di conoscenza e valorizzazione della scultura maraglianesca -, affronta, con l'apporto di specialisti e di giovani studiosi, il tema della 'grande scuola' tentando un affondo negli accadimenti successivi al 1739. Le linee di indagine hanno seguito un doppio binario: da un lato l'approccio alle varie generazioni di allievi di Maragliano, con una serie di approfondimenti sulla diffusione e persistenza dei modelli, sulle scelte iconografiche e sulle tipologie produttive, dall'altro la distribuzione sul territorio, per mappare la fortuna delle iconografie ma soprattutto per constatare il monopolio esercitato dagli eredi diretti della bottega del maestro, i cugini Agostino Storace e Giovanni Maragliano, con 'isole' di predilezione per l'uno o per l'altro. La quantità della loro produzione, e di quella dei loro allievi, è consistente fino alla fine del secolo non tanto sulla piazza genovese, per certi versi satura, ma soprattutto nelle due Riviere, alle estremità dei confini e in ogni più profonda vallata. Un esito nuovo, dunque, che apre inattesi campi di indagine e che ribalta, in questo caso, il giudizio di Alizeri per il quale "vediamo de' seguaci scarse produzioni".
Item Number: 149632
Title: MARAGLIANO 1664-1739 : Lo spettacolo della scultura in legno a Genova
Author: Sanguineti, Daniele (et al)
Record created on 10/17/2018
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 288pp. prof. illus. Exhibition to be held at Palazzo Reale, Genova
Summary: La figura di Anton Maria Maragliano (Genova 1664-1739) è certamente la più celebre nel panorama della cultura figurativa genovese. Il nome dell'artista è strettamente legato a una produzione di statuaria in legno in grado di suscitare effetti di grande coinvolgimento emotivo, in linea con l'assunto berniniano che riassume l'epoca barocca: "il fin la meraviglia!". Il consenso raggiunto grazie all'innovativa produzione di Crocifissi, statue mariane e grandiose macchine processionali (le cosiddette casse), utilizzate puntualmente per le esigenze di culto, passò indenne attraverso i secoli successivi, godendo costantemente del giudizio positivo della storiografia genovese, da Carlo Giuseppe Ratti (1769) a Federigo Alizeri (1847 e 1875), fino alle prime attenzioni della critica moderna. Fu proprio Orlando Grosso, nel 1939, a dedicare una grande mostra, nella chiesa di Sant'Agostino, alle sculture per le Casacce, ossia le confraternite liguri, il primo bacino di utenza privilegiata a cui Maragliano si rivolse. In quell'occasione comparvero alcune opere maraglianesche rappresentate, insieme al resto dell'apparato artistico proprio delle processioni, con intenti più di rievocazione nostalgica che di rigore scientifico, nonostante il catalogo contenesse una prima traccia assai utile per la storia della produzione di scultura lignea genovese. In seguito, nel 1963, Graziella Colmuto pubblicò una prima monografia, poi incrementata con i successivi contributi apportati da Fausta Franchini Guelfi nell'ambito del patrimonio artistico delle confraternite (1973 e 1982). Per la prima volta, quindi, il profilo monografico di Maragliano viene presentato attraverso una mostra di consistenza adeguata. La capacità di corrispondere alle esigenze della committenza attraverso immagini bellissime - Cristi aggraziati e palpitanti, eleganti Madonne, spettacolari intrecci di figure per rappresentare glorie celesti o martiri di santi - rese possibile, a partire dall'inizio del Settecento, l'ottenimento di un vero monopolio e costrinse lo scultore alla dotazione di un assetto imprenditoriale articolato. Ben due generazioni di allievi furono accolte nelle stanze di Strada Giulia, dove Maragliano aveva la bottega, dando corso a quel fenomeno di divulgazione del linguaggio del maestro che rappresenta l'aspetto più affascinante, benché problematico, dell'approccio allo scultore: e gli allievi degli allievi perseguirono questa divulgazione oltrepassando la fine del secolo.
Item Number: 149662
Title: El coleccionismo de pintura en Madrid durante el siglo XIX
Author: Martinez Plaza, Pedro J
Record created on 10/29/2018
Description: Madrid: CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 576pp., 86 color illus. Spanish text.
Summary: This book examines the private collecting of painting in Madrid during the nineteenth century and the mercantile structure that underpinned it. The author analyses more than 140 private collections and studies the presence, development and running of shops, fairs, markets, estate sales, antique dealers and art galleries, many of them hitherto unknown, as well as surveying the role of the foreign collectors and artists and restorers who acted as advisors, intermediaries, sellers, promoters and agents. Its chronological structure allows the author to contextualise the collectors and explain the assembly and dispersal of their picture galleries, as well as the significance, contents and critical fortunes of these holdings. He also studies the role played by private patronage and traces the development of tastes in Spanish painting throughout the century from an almost exclusive focus on the Old Masters to a growing presence of contemporary artists following the Restoration. This volume, which is replete with new and significant data gleaned from many archives and a variety of sources (inventories of possessions, receipts of dowries, auction catalogues, contracts, collections of letters, the press, photographs and literary texts), paints an accurate and eloquent picture of collecting in Spain. It provides a huge amount of information and solid foundations on which to build for anyone wishing to examine this field – first explored here with excellent results – in greater depth.
Item Number: 148900
Title: STEVE MCCURRY : A Life in Pictures: 40 Years of Photography
Author: McCurry, Bonnie ; Steve McCurry
Record created on 05/14/2018
Description: London: Laurence King, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 392pp. illus.
Summary: The largest collection of Steve McCurry's images in one single volume and the final word on forty years of McCurry's incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve's sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, who has supported his image-taking from the start, Whatever It Takes is the ultimate book of McCurry's images and his approach to photography. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 600 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues.
Item Number: 146725
Title: MICHELANGELO's Sculpture
Author: Steinberg, Leo ; Sheila Schwartz (ed) ; Richard Neer (intro)
Record created on 09/13/2017
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp., 121 color, 127 b&w illus.
Contents: Leo Steinberg was one of the most original and daring art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretative risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His works, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures explicates many of Michelangelo's most celebrated sculptures, applying principles gleaned from long, hard looking. Almost everything Steinberg wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but here put to the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures as well as their gestures and interrelations conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body and its actions to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers-or, as Steinberg put it, in Michelangelo's art, "anatomy becomes theology." Michelangelo's Sculpture is the first in a series of volumes of Steinberg's selected writings and unpublished lectures, edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz. The volume also includes a book review debunking psychoanalytic interpretation of the master's work, a light-hearted look at Michelangelo and the medical profession and, finally, the shortest piece Steinberg ever published.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments, Sheila Schwartz. Introduction, Richard Neer. 1. The Metaphors of Love and Birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs. 2. The Roman Pietà: Michelangelo at Twenty-Three. 3. Michelangelo's Medici Madonna and Related Works. 4. Body and Symbol in the Medici Madonna. 5. Michelangelo's Florentine Pietà: The Missing Leg Twenty Years After. 6. The Michelangelo Next Door. 7. Shrinking Michelangelo. 8. Michelangelo and the Doctors. 9. What Would You Ask Michelangelo?. Leo Steinberg: Chronology. Leo Steinberg: Publications (1947-2010).
Item Number: 149723
Title: Muqarnas 35
Author: Necipoglu, Gülru ; Maria J. Metzler (eds)
Record created on 11/26/2018
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 348pp. illus.
Contents: Avinoam Shalem, In Memoriam: Eva Baer (1920-2017) || Julio Navarro, Fidel Garrido, and Íñigo Almela, The Agdal of Marrakesh (Twelfth to Twentieth Centuries): An Agricultural Space for Caliphs and Sultans. Part II: Hydraulics, Architecture, and Agriculture || Abbey Stockstill, A Tale of Two Mosques: Marrakesh's Masjid al-Jami al-Kutubiyya || Yves Porter and Richard Castinel, Jahanpanah's Jami Masjid (circa 1343): A Reassessment || Laura E. Parodi, Shah Abu'l-Ma'ali, Mir Sayyid 'Ali, and the Sayyids of Tirmiz: Three Portraits Challenge Akbari Historiography || Melis Taner, An Illustrated Genealogy between the Ottomans and the Safavids || Maximilian Hartmuth, Mosque-Building on the Ottoman-Venetian Frontier, circa 1550-1650: The Phenomenon of Square-Tower Minarets Revisited || Nebahat Avc?oglu, Immigrant Narratives: The Ottoman Sultans' Portraits in Elisabeth Leitner's Family Photo Album, circa 1862-72 || Saleem Al-Bahloly, History Regained: A Modern Artist in Baghdad Encounters a Lost Tradition of Painting || NOTES AND SOURCES: Yves Porter, The Shahi 'Idgah of 1312 at Rapri (Uttar Pradesh): A Landmark in Indian Glazed Tiles || Itamar Taxel, Ayala Lester, and Uzi 'Ad, Two Rare Early Abbasid Paint-Decorated Ceramic Bowls from el-Khirba/Nes Ziyyona, Israel || Mehran Matin and Moujan Matin, A Preliminary Study of a Nineteenth-Century Persian Manuscript on Porcelain Manufacture in the Sipahsalar Library, Tehran || Lynda S. Mulvin, An Unknown Collection of Preliminary Drawings and Extra Illustrations Prepared for The Arabian Antiquities of Spain by James Cavanah Murphy in the Gennadius Library, Athens.
Item Number: 149302
Title: Plum Blossom and Green Willow : Japanese poetry prints from the Ashmolean Museum
Author: Pollard, Clare ; Kiyoko Hanaoka
Record created on 07/12/2018
Description: Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.
Summary: An introduction to the art of surimono, illustrated with previously unpublished examples from the Ashmolean Museum's collections - The works included here have never-published before in any form - The poems included in the works have been translated into English Because money was no object, surimono usually used the finest materials and printing techniques. Most consisted of a picture combined with related poems, and the arrangement of the illustration and the calligraphic text was often very beautifully designed. Exquisite in design and technique and usually small in size, surimono have been described as 'jewels of Japanese printmaking' and have great visual appeal. Despite this, this will be the first time that the Ashmolean's collection of surimono, mostly from the Jennings-Spalding Gift and containing a number of rare and previously unpublished prints, has ever been catalogued.
Item Number: 147264
Title: JEAN-BERNARD RESTOUT (1732-1796). Peintre du roi et révolutionnaire
Author: Willk-Brocard, Nicole ; Pierre Rosenberg
Record created on 11/07/2017
Description: Paris: Arthena, 2017. 33cm., hardcover, 260pp., 240 illus
Summary: Si l’étonnante personnalité de Jean-Bernard Restout reste très controversée en raison de sa rupture avec le milieu académique, son talent de peintre est parfaitement inconnu et ses œuvres rares. Sa vie se déroula en deux temps. Le premier acte le prédestinait à une brillante carrière d’artiste. Descendant d’une illustre lignée de peintres écrivains, fils de Jean II Restout, grand peintre religieux du xviiie siècle et très estimé directeur et recteur de l’Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, et de Marie-Anne Hallé, sœur de Noël Hallé, l’un des brillants artistes de sa génération, Jean-Bernard Restout disposa d’exceptionnels atouts pour réussir. Né pour ainsi dire «au sein» de l’Académie royale, dont il connut les mérites et les faiblesses, il bénéficia d’une solide formation tant artistique que littéraire. Il était doué, exigeant et orgueilleux. Le séjour au palais Mancini le révéla. Loin d’un père austère, il découvrit la liberté et les grands maîtres, côtoya les artistes et les penseurs contemporains et n’hésita pas à refuser avec virulence la discipline de l’institution romaine pour travailler à ses propres œuvres. Son talent novateur, sobre et vigoureux qui n’exclut ni l’amplitude et l’élégance du mouvement, ni la sensualité des corps ou le luxe des détails raffinés, traduisit très tôt les nouvelles aspirations d’éthique et de valeur morale recherchées par l’époque des Lumières.
Son retour à Paris lui ouvrit l’agrément à l’Académie royale et il amorça une carrière de peintre d’histoire couronnée de premiers succès (“Saint Bruno en prière”, musée du Louvre; “Les Plaisirs d’Anacréon”, collection particulière). Remarqué au Salon de 1767, il obtint une commande pour Bellevue et fut reçu académicien en 1769. Le jury du Salon lui refusa un tableau. Il réagit violemment contre ce qu’il considéra comme une atteinte à la liberté et une injustice; il exposa un morceau de bravoure, “La Présentation au temple”, au Salon de 1771 en espérant être nommé professeur adjoint; il n’en fut rien. Son ressentiment fut sans limites. Il ne présenta plus d’œuvres au Salon jusqu’en 1791, année où l’exposition fut ouverte à tous les artistes. Il mena campagne pour la suppression du jury auprès des directeurs des Bâtiments du roi, Marigny en 1771, puis d’Angiviller en 1775. Il bénéficia de plusieurs commandes royales, mais n’exécuta que les esquisses d’une importante série de peintures pour les Gobelins. Les œuvres de la maturité qui ont survécu (“Philémon et Baucis” du musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, “Diogène” du musée des Augustins de Toulouse et “Le Sommeil. Figure d’étude” du Cleveland Museum of Art) confirment les exceptionnelles qualités de l’artiste, son sens de la lumière et de l’espace, son talent de narrateur et de metteur en scène, son habileté de portraitiste attentif et subtil.
La Révolution en laquelle il crut lui donna une seconde vie. Elle lui permit aux côtés de David d’assouvir sa vengeance contre l’Académie. Il en eut raison: l’institution fut supprimée. La haute idée qu’il avait de son art qu’il considérait comme un sacerdoce, la découverte du patrimoine national, de la nécessité de le protéger et de le conserver l’incitèrent à participer à la création d’une nouvelle administration. Il entra en politique et prit le goût du pouvoir. Il en fréquenta les meneurs: Robespierre, Fabre d’Églantine. Ce fut sa perte. Nommé inspecteur général du Garde-Meuble trois semaines avant le vol des bijoux de la Couronne, il fut soupçonné, dénoncé et incarcéré avant d’être libéré après le 9 Thermidor. S’il ne fut pas l’un des acteurs essentiels de la Révolution, il fut le témoin – et la victime – des événements fondamentaux, avec leur lot d’injustice et de cruauté, de ce moment de notre histoire. Le catalogue des œuvres de Jean-Bernard Restout – plus de 150 peintures et dessins – pour beaucoup inédites, met en lumière un vrai talent et fait regretter qu’il ait choisi la politique au détriment de la peinture.
Item Number: 149673
Title: RICHARD REZAC : Address
Author: Ovstebo, Solveig ; Richard Rezac
Record created on 11/01/2018
Description: Chicago: Renaissance Society, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 168pp. illus.
Summary: The title of Richard Rezac’s solo Renaissance Society exhibition, Address, plays on the multivalent quality of the word. As a noun, it recalls for the artist significant geographical contexts. As an action, it reflects the artist’s deliberate creation and selection of works in response to the Renaissance Society’s architecture, and also nods to the sculptures’ relationship to their presumptive audience. This publication continues this kind of address, extending it to a greater audience of readers through a generous selection of images, a conversation between the artist and curator Solveig Øvstebø, and new texts by Jennifer R. Gross, James Rondeau, and Matthew Goulish.
Item Number: 148672
Title: SALVATOR ROSA, Friendship and the Free Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy
Author: Hoare, Alex
Record created on 04/13/2018
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 521pp., 157 color, 78 b&w illus.
Summary: This book examines the Neapolitan painter and satirist Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) from a new perspective. Preoccupied with a performative brand of self-manufacture that is everywhere apparent in his work as an artist, satirist and actor, Rosa was a key protagonist in a period of significant social change. This book examines the Neapolitan painter and satirist Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) from a new perspective. Preoccupied with a performative brand of self-manufacture that is everywhere apparent in his work as an artist, satirist and actor, Rosa was a key protagonist in a period of significant social change. A precursor of the modern independent artist, Rosa was also among the first of his generation to actively seek and in many ways achieve the kind of professional autonomy his predecessors desired and his successors fully accomplished. The author argues that the social bond of friendship—its rituals and discourses—was vital to both Rosa’s self-conception and his achievements. Five chapters explore this phenomenon in connection with various contexts central to Rosa’s professional practice and identity: theatrical performance; the academy; the practices of conversation, letter writing and poetry; the ritual of gift-giving and the cultivation of the topos of “the friend as a second self,” here considered in relation to a portrait painted for a friend; and the art market. The book also responds to and outlines for the reader the current state of scholarship on Rosa, a field of study that has gained significant momentum in the last decade and to which the book itself seeks to make a meaningful contribution.
(Studies in Baroque Art, 9)
Item Number: 148154
Title: Seen from Behind: Perpsectives on the Male Body and Renaissance Art
Author: Rubin, Patricia Lee
Record created on 02/18/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 263 illus.
Summary: Renaissance bodies, dressed and undressed, have not lacked attention in art historical literature, but scholarship on the male body has generally concentrated on phallic-oriented masculinity and been connected to issues of patriarchy and power. This original book examines the range of meaning that has been attached to the male backside in Renaissance art and culture, the transformation of the base connotation of the image to high art, and the question of homoerotic impulses or implications of admiring male figures from behind. Representations of the male body’s behind have often been associated with things obscene, carnivalesque, comical, or villainous. Presenting serious scholarship with a deft hand, Seen from Behind expands our understanding of the motif of the male buttocks in Renaissance art, revealing both continuities and changes in the ways the images convey meaning and have been given meaning.
Item Number: 149404
Title: The Farnese Cup
Author: Sampaolo, Valeria ; Luigi Spina
Record created on 08/09/2018
Description: Milan: Five Continents, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, 80pp., 70 color illus.
Summary: The largest carved hardstone cup to have survived from the ancient world has come down to us through the ages probably without ever becoming an archaeological find: its peregrinations took it from Alexandria to Rome and thence to Constantinople, before it returned to Rome in the fifteenth century, where it was bought by the sharp-eyed connoisseur Lorenzo de’ Medici. It then joined the Farnese Collection, from where it reached the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. The intriguing story of the cup’s vicissitudes as it passed from one glittering court to another is matched by the still not wholly resolved interpretation of the scene depicted on its inner face, which has been the subject of a number of different readings and continues to be a matter of debate. The work is a tour de force of the carver’s art, with the figures in the inner scene and the terrifying face of the Gorgon on the outside picked out with unerring skill, exploiting every shade of the sardonyx agate of which it is made.
Item Number: 145535
Title: The History of Venetian Renaissance Sculpture (ca. 1410-1530)
Author: Schulz, Anne
Record created on 05/07/2017
Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2018
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, 1292pp., 903 b&w illus.
Summary: As the first comprehensive treatment of Venetian sculpture of the early Renaissance in nearly a century, this book examines the documents, literary sources, and oeuvre of all Venetian sculptors in stone, bronze, and wood between the decoration of the crowning of San Marco at the beginning of the fifteenth century and the artistic revolution wrought by Jacopo Sansovino from ca. 1530 on. Its text pays particular attention to the style of individual works, to their physical and artistic context, their sources and their influence, and synthesizes forty-five years of attentive looking, of research in archives and libraries of the Veneto, and hundreds of photographic campaigns throughout Italy and as far afield as Croatia and Poland - many from specially mounted scaffolds. The introduction treats general questions of material, purpose, patronage, the origin of sculptors, their workshop practices and the structure of guilds, while the conclusion considers ways in which Venetian sculpture was unique. There is no aspect of the subject to which the author has not contributed major discoveries and her book, with its 800 illustrations, should constitute a work of reference long into the future.
Item Number: 148916
Title: Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor
Author: Sheehan, Tanya
Record created on 05/15/2018
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 216pp., 80 color, 12 b&w illus.
Contents: In this volume, Tanya Sheehan takes humor seriously in order to trace how photographic comedy was used in America and transnationally to express evolving ideas about race, black emancipation, and civil rights in the mid-1800s and into the twentieth century. In Study in Black and White, Sheehan employs a trove of understudied materials to write a new history of photography, one that encompasses the rise of the commercial portrait studio in the 1840s, the popularization of amateur photography around 1900, and the mass circulation of postcards and other photographic ephemera in the twentieth century. She examines the racial politics that shaped some of the most essential elements of the medium, from the negative-positive process to the convention of the photographic smile. The book also places historical discourses in relation to contemporary art that critiques racism through humor, including the work of Genevieve Grieves, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and Fred Wilson. By treating racial humor about and within the photographic medium as complex social commentary, rather than a collectible curiosity, Study in Black and White enriches our understanding of photography in popular culture. Transhistorical and interdisciplinary, this book will be of vital interest to scholars of art history and visual studies, critical race studies, U.S. history, and African American studies.
Contents: 1. Strange Effects and Photographic Pleasures - Race, Science, and Early Photography. 2. The Darkey Photographer - Camera Comedy and the Minstrel Stage. 3. Look Pleasant, Please! A Social History of the Photographic Smile. 4. Writing the Self Through Others - Racial Humor and the Photographic Postcard. 5. Revival and Subversion - Snapshot Performances from Kodak to Kara Walker.
Item Number: 149406
Title: Coral Gables & Rome : The Drawings of THOMAS A. SPAIN
Author: Fett, Steven ; Edgar Sarli (eds)
Record created on 08/09/2018
Description: Hong Kong: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, slipcase, 160pp., 95 illus.
Summary: Thomas A. Spain, architect, recently retired from the University of Miami School of Architecture, where he’d been a faculty member since 1966. His enormous talent and unwavering devotion to teaching design and drawing have left an indelible impact on the students he taught over the past two generations. Especially known on campus for his drawings of Rome, through his almost yearly visits from 1991 to 2014 with his students, Spain’s extensive and brilliant collection of work focuses on memorable locations, revisited and redrawn over the years. The work demonstrates how time and acute observation lead to new ways of seeing, while revealing the circumstantial relationship between author, subject and medium.
Item Number: 149729
Title: Maioliche di Savona e Albisola a Firenze (1650-1700)
Author: Spallanzani, Marco
Record created on 11/28/2018
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Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp., 34pp. color plates.
Summary: La maiolica ligure ha conosciuto nel Seicento, e soprattutto nella seconda metà del secolo, un successo straordinario, non solo in Italia. Firenze ha mostrato una grande ammirazione nei confronti di questo vasellame dalla delicata colorazione azzurra, uscito dalle fornaci dei vasai di Savona e Albisola. Negli archivi fiorentini si è conservata una documentazione particolarmente ricca, che ha consentito di ricostruire i canali di rifornimento, i prezzi di mercato e l’uso di quel vasellame. Non di rado le prime famiglie della città hanno commissionato interi servizi, decorati spesso con il proprio stemma. Eccezionali rimangono le ordinazioni dei granduchi, dei principi e dei cardinali di Casa Medici, a cominciare dalla granduchessa Vittoria.
Item Number: 149732
Author: Tabolli, Jacopo ; Orlando Cerasuolo (eds)
Record created on 11/29/2018
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Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 280pp., 14 color, 54 b&w photos, 39 b&w illus.
Summary: Reputed to be the richest city of Etruria, Veii was one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world. It was located ten miles northwest of Rome, and the two cities were alternately allied and at war for over three hundred years until Veii fell to Rome in 396 BCE, although the city continued to be inhabited until the Middle Ages. Rediscovered in the seventeenth century, Veii has undergone the longest continuous excavation of any of the Etruscan cities. The most complete volume on the city in English, Veii presents the research and interpretations of multiple generations of Etruscan scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. Their essays are grouped into four parts. The first provides a general overview of archaeological excavation at Veii and discusses the different types of methodologies employed over the years. The second part narrates the history of Etruscan occupation of the city and its role in the greater Mediterranean world. The third section examines the surviving material culture of Veii, including pottery, painting, sculpture, metalworking, and architectural terracottas. Finally, the legacy of Veii is discussed, and a chronology of the site is presented. This pioneering research offers all students of the ancient Mediterranean a new understanding of the development of Veii and its territory from the late Bronze Age to the Roman conquest, as well as of the interactions of Veii with nearby sites and territories in central Tyrrhenian Italy.
Contents: 1. Veii, the Stratigraphy of an Ancient Town: A Case Study of Piazza d'Armi (Valeria Acconcia). 2. City and Landscape: The Survey (Roberta Cascino). 3. The Emptyscapes Project: Filling Gaps in Space and Time at Veii (Stefano Campana). 4. Toward Veii: The Bronze Age (Francesco di Gennaro). 5. Veii and Its Territory from the Final Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (Folco Biagi). 6. Veii in the Eighth Century BCE (Alessandra Piergrossi). 7. Veii and the Others: Closest Neighbors (Jacopo Tabolli). 8. The Orientalizing Period (Orlando Cerasuolo). 9. Veii during the Seventh and Sixth Centuries BCE: Political Structure and Organization of the Territory (Gilda Bartoloni and Anna De Santis). 10. Veii and the Greeks (Francesca Boitani). 11. Veii and the Near East (Annette Rathje). 12. Veii during the Archaic Period (Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE) (Gilda Bartoloni and Laura M. Michetti). 13. The Sanctuary of Portonaccio (Giovanni Colonna). 14. Cult Evidence from the Urban Sanctuaries at Veii (Ingrid Edlund-Berry). 15. The Epigraphical Evidence (Daniele Federico Maras). 16. The Defensive System (Luca Pulcinelli). 17. Early Iron Age Pottery (Sara Neri). 18. Orientalizing Pottery (Silvia ten Kortenaar). 19. Archaic, Late Archaic, and Classical Pottery (Maria Teresa Di Sarcina and Federica Pitzalis). 20. Metal Production (Matteo Milletti and Luciana Drago). 21. Wall Painting (Francesca Boitani). 22. Stone Sculpture (Iefke van Kampen). 23. Kilns and Evidence of Ceramic Production (Barbara Belelli Marchesini). 24. Architectural Terracottas (Nancy A. Winter and Claudia Carlucci). 25. Furius Camillus and Veii (Christopher Smith).
(Cities and Communities of the Etruscans)
Item Number: 149563
Title: The Icon and the Square : Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival
Author: Taroutina, Maria
Record created on 09/24/2018
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 51 color, 65 b&w illus.
Summary: In The Icon and the Square, Maria Taroutina examines how the traditional interests of institutions such as the crown, the church, and the Imperial Academy of Arts temporarily aligned with the radical, leftist, and revolutionary avant-garde at the turn of the twentieth century through a shared interest in the Byzantine past, offering a counternarrative to prevailing notions of Russian modernism. Focusing on the works of four different artists—Mikhail Vrubel, Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Tatlin—Taroutina shows how engagement with medieval pictorial traditions drove each artist to transform his own practice, pushing beyond the established boundaries of his respective artistic and intellectual milieu. She also contextualizes and complements her study of the work of these artists with an examination of the activities of a number of important cultural associations and institutions over the course of several decades. As a result, The Icon and the Square gives a more complete picture of Russian modernism: one that attends to the dialogue between generations of artists, curators, collectors, critics, and theorists. The Icon and the Square retrieves a neglected but vital history that was deliberately suppressed by the atheist Soviet regime and subsequently ignored in favor of the secular formalism of mainstream modernist criticism. Taroutina’s timely study, which coincides with the centennial reassessments of Russian and Soviet modernism, is sure to invigorate conversation among scholars of art history, modernism, and Russian culture.
Contents: 1. Byzantium Reconsidered - Revivalism, Avant-Gardism, and the New Art Criticism. 2. From Constantinople to Moscow and St. Petersburg - Museums, Exhibitions, and Private Collections. 3. Angels Becoming Demons - Mikhail Vrubel's Modernist Beginnings. 4. Vasily Kandinsky's Iconic Subconscious and the Search for the Spiritual in Art. 5. Toward a New Icon - Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, and the Cult of Nonobjectivity.
Item Number: 149708
Title: TITIAN's Aretino: A contextual study of all the portraits
Author: Waddington, Raymond
Record created on 11/17/2018
Description: Firenze: Olschki, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 152pp., 32pp. color plates. English text.
Summary: Pietro Aretino and Titian were compari. Titian designed author portraits for Pietro, five known painted portraits and two in narrative paintings. All were done in particular situations with intentions varying greatly in purpose and complexity. This study reconstructs these contexts as fully as possible, showing how they determine the concept of each portrait and enhance appreciation of Titian's artistry in revealing different aspects of Aretino's personality and character. After considering the author portraits, the study examines their relationship with Alfonso d' Avalos, who is featured with Aretino in both istorie, The Allocution and the Ecce Homo, in which Pietro appears as Pilate defending Christ. The earliest surviving independent portrait, 1538, represents Aretino as a divinely inspired writer. The 1545 portrait, conceived as one of a pair commemorating his condottiero friend Giovanni de' Medici, has the most complicated context. It was delayed by loss of Giovani's death mask, Titian's failure to do Giovanni's portrait, and further when Pietro's portrait was hidden from the recipient Cosimo I de' Medici. The study concludes with an assessment of their friendship.
(Biblioteca dell' "Archivum Romanicum" Serie I: Storia, Letteratura, Paleografia, 484)
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