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New titles week of 12/03/2018: Found 69 titles
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Item Number: 149733
Title: I macchiaioli : Arte italiana verso la modernità
Author: Acidini Luchinat, Cristina ; Virginia Bertone
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788866484066
Record created on 11/29/2018
Description: Milano: 24 ore cultura, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 183pp. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Arte Moderna, Torino. Italian text.

Summary: The exhibition focuses on the antecedents, birth and highly successful debut period of Macchiaioli painting, spanning the experimentation of the 1850s and the masterpieces of the 1860s. Over 80 works from major Italian museums, institutions and private collections exhaustively document the history of the movement from its origins to 1870, also through compelling juxtapositions with paintings by coeval artists. The experimentation conducted by the Macchiaioli was a crucial step in the renewal of figurative languages that became a priority in the mid-19th century. These young artists met up at the Caffè Michelangiolo in Florence, and it was there that they developed the concept of the macchia, or patch. Their bold experiments led to "modern" Italian art, which actually received its first recognition in Turin, at the Promotrice delle Belle Arti in May 1861. After being proclaimed the capital of the Kingdom of Italy that same year, the city experienced an extraordinary period of cultural ferment. Indeed, in 1863 Turin began to build its civic collection of modern art – now the GAM – with the aim of documenting the contemporary art of the time. The exhibition establishes a telling dialogue between Macchiaioli painting and the prestigious 19th-century collection at the GAM, offering a new opportunity for study. In this respect, special attention is given to Antonio Fontanesi – on the bicentenary of his birth – the Piedmontese artists of the Scuola di Rivara (Carlo Pittara, Ernesto Bertea, Federico Pastoris, Alfredo D’Andrade) and the Ligurians of the Scuola dei Grigi (Serafino De Avendaño, Ernesto Rayper). New and original elements emerge from comparisons with the painting of Cristiano Banti, Giovanni Fattori, Telemaco Signorini and Odoardo Borrani, the leading lights of the all-important period under examination...

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Item Number: 149667
Title: Splendeurs du Christianisme : Art et dévotions, de Liège à Turin, Xe-XVIIIe siècles
Author: Adrian, Anne (et al)
Price: $43.95
ISBN: 9791092054927
Record created on 10/30/2018
Description: Paris: Mare et Martin, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 176pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musée de La Cour d’Or - Metz.

Summary: Présentée au musée de La Cour d’Or - Metz Métropole, l’exposition Splendeurs du Christianisme. Art et dévotions de Liège à Turin (Xe-XVIIIe siècles) questionne l’originalité des formes de la création artistique dans un vaste espace géographique compris entre la principauté épiscopale de Liège et la capitale turinoise de l’ancien duché de Savoie, du Xe au XVIIIe siècle. Cette exposition, qui a bénéficié de prêts exceptionnels, invite à découvrir une centaine d’oeuvres, inédites ou spécialement restaurées, choisies en fonction de leur intérêt historique et patrimonial. Elles se répartissent en six sections afin d’évoquer les principales dévotions des habitants de ces territoires dits de frontières : la figure tutélaire de la Vierge accueille le visiteur avant de l’inciter à « partir en pèlerinage » sous sa protection et celle des autres saints vénérés dans ces diverses régions. Saint Martin et saint Nicolas nous guident ensuite vers une section dédiée aux prélats et à leurs trésors : un éclairage particulier est réservé aux grands évêques lotharingiens, sans oublier les principaux défenseurs de la Réforme catholique comme saint Pierre Fourier en Lorraine et en Valais, saint François de Sales dans les Alpes ou saint Charles Borromée en Italie du nord, également protecteur de la famille ducale de Lorraine. Deux autres parties de l’exposition, à l’atmosphère plus intimiste, introduisent à la spiritualité féminine et à une histoire de la Passion du Christ, tandis qu’un important focus consacré au Saint-Sacrement vient clore ce parcours semé de récits et de splendeurs.

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Item Number: 149197
Title: Regards croisés sur le monument médiéval : Mélanges offerts à Claude Andrault-Schmitt
Author: Angheben, Marcello (ed)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9782503555744
Record created on 06/21/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 522pp., 60 color, 120 b&w illus.

Contents: Jean-François Boyer, La donation du monastère de Paunat en Périgord et l'institution de l'abbaye bénédictine de Saint-Martial de Limoges en 848 ; Luc Bourgeois, Du grand domaine des évêques de Poitiers aux châtellenies concurrentes - Vendeuvre-du-Poitou et Chéneché (Vienne, Xe-XIe siècles) ; Edina Bozoky, Le passé tangible. Lieux et vestiges, marqueurs de l'histoire dans la Chronique de La Novalèse ; Anne Massoni, Le cardinal Pierre de Mortemart ; Jean-Loup Lemaitre, Martial Legros et les Heures de Catherine Gentille ; Nicolas Reveyron, "L'objet architectural comme source première". Approche méthodologique de l'analyse architecturale dans un contexte régional ; Eric Fernie, Éléments des méthodes de conception utilisées pour les édifices romains et médiévaux ; Marie-Thérèse Camus, Le regard de Fernand de Dartein sur les chevets des églises lombardes. L'exemple de Saint-Carpophore à Côme. Dossiers des archives de Fernand de Dartein, X ; Tancredi Bella, La cathédrale normande de Catane (XIe siècle). Nouvelles données d'une recherche en cours ; Patrick Bouvart, La cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes, une perspective d'"Enquêtes croisées"? ; Bénédicte Fillion-Braguet, Saint-Denis de Doué-La-Fontaine - du nouveau sur la voûte angevine ; Pierre Martin, L'église Saint-Gilles-Saint-Georges de Tarnac (Corrèze). De la nef romane au Limousin gothique ; Yves Gallet, Pierre de Montreuil, architecte de la Sainte-Chapelle? Généalogie d'une erreur ; Markus Schlicht, Jean de Dammartin ou Alexandre de Berneval - qui fut l'inventeur du dessin de la rose occidentale de la cathédrale de Tours? ; Christian Remy, De pierre et de chair. L'attribution ad hominem des architectures médiévales ; Xavier Lhermite, L'embellissement du chevet de l'abbatiale du Sauveur à Saint-Martial de Limoges au début du XIVe siècle ; Thomas Rapin, Les constructions des contemporains de Jean de Berry à Poitiers ; Philippe Plagnieux, La première architecture romane cistercienne - le chevet 'bernardin' en question ; Robert Chanaud, Retour sur la première crise de l'ordre de Grandmont (XIIe siècle) ; Fabrice Mandon, Éric Normand, Mathieu Linlaud, La salle des Moines de l'abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois - Charente-Maritime). Première approche architecturale et archéologique ; Franck Tournadre, Des convers dans les ailes occidentales cisterciennes? L'exemple de l'abbaye de La Clarté-Dieu (Indre-et-Loire) ; Daniel Prigent, Saint-Lazare et Saint-Benoît de Fontevraud, deux édifices du premier gothique de l'Ouest ; Cécile Lagane, Mathieu Linlaud, Approches archéologiques et techniques d'un meuble emblématique, l'armoire d'Aubazine (Corrèze) ; John McNeill, Romanesque Sculpture in England and Aquitaine ; Éric Sparhubert, La mensa de saint Martial et le sang de sainte Valérie retrouvés? - l'autel de marbre roman de la cathédrale de Limoges ; Éliane Vergnolle, Un portail du premier art gothique à Gigny (Jura) ; Yves Blomme, Les anges musiciens de Marsilly ; Claudine Landry, Les peintures de la chapelle de Tous-les-saints à Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand de Poitiers ; Eduardo Carrero Santamaría, Gusto mudéjar en Cataluña durante el reinado de Martín el Humano. La obras del palacio real de Barcelona ; Diane Joy, Un manifeste politique des Valois - le programme statuaire du palais de Poitiers sous Jean de Berry ; Christian Freigang, Cloches, sons et clochers. Sens visuels et acoustiques au Moyen Age ; Claude Andrault-Schmitt, Bibliographie. (Culture et societe medievales, 33)

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Item Number: 149597
Title: Naissance de la sculpture gothique : Saint-Denis, Paris, Chartres (1135-1150)
Author: Berne, Damien ; Philippe Plagnieux
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782711870776
Record created on 10/04/2018
Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 271pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at musée de Cluny, Paris. French text.

Summary: While a new art of building was supplanting Romanesque architecture, its associated sculptural style was spreading throughout the Île-de-France region, between around 1135 and 1150. This early Gothic sculpture was not limited to the emblematic portals adorned with column-statues, as new models circulated and new forms of expression were explored. An unprecedented virtuosity in the cutting and carving of stone allowed for infinite variations on ornamental themes shared with illuminations and stained-glass windows, wonderfully illustrating refined detail work, a sense for narration and a marked taste for the monumental. This represented a clear break from the earlier Romanesque traditions of the Paris region. Thanks to this exceptional assembly of column-statues from the Chartres Royal Portal and vestiges of those from the western portals of the Suger Abbey in Saint-Denis, as well as other sculptural testimonials of this period’s abundant experimentation and inspiration (the Sainte-Anne Portal of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Saint-Denis Cloister, etc.), visitors will be able to observe – some nine centuries later – the birth of a whole new artform.

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Item Number: 142942
Title: BERNINI 'tradotto' : La fortuna attraverso le stampe del tempo (1620-1720)
Author: Ciuffa, Benedetta
Price: $185.00
ISBN: 9788875752675
Record created on 09/15/2016
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Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 718pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Questo volume intende colmare una vistosa lacuna nell’ambito degli studi berniniani e offrire un contributo inedito alla definizione critica della figura dominante del Barocco romano. Molto si e` scritto su Gian Lorenzo Bernini, ma alla fama di questo artista non hanno contribuito solo le penne dei suoi sostenitori e detrattori, ma anche la circolazione delle stampe coeve, una sorta di “istantanee del passato” in grado di raggiungere «le piu` lontane nazioni»: incisori italiani e stranieri si sono confrontati con le opere del maestro, dando alla luce un gran numero di riproduzioni che le botteghe calcografiche romane, spesso in competizione tra loro, producevano con ritmi serrati per soddisfare le richieste di un vasto pubblico. La fortuna grafica delle opere del Bernini e` documentata dall’ampio catalogo, che conta oltre cinquecento incisioni: una sorta di “Galleria Berniniana”, circoscritta agli anni in cui l’artista e` ancora in vita e ai decenni successivi. Il volume Bernini tradotto costituisce un repertorio insostituibile rivolto a tutti gli studiosi del Barocco e del suo piu` grande interprete.

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Item Number: 149201
Title: Book collecting in Ireland and Britain, 1650–1850
Author: Boran, Elizabethanne (ed)
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781846827372
Record created on 06/21/2018
Description: Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp. illus.

Summary: This volume explores the world of book collecting in early modern Ireland and Britain. It investigates the ways in which texts, both manuscript and printed, were collected, and draws attention to the wider impact of the European book trade on changing reading habits and the availability of books. Early modern book collectors bought books for a variety of reasons. By combining case studies of institutional and private book collectors, the essays not only demonstrate how individual collections came into being, but also how private and public collections interacted with each other. Book collecting, far from being a solitary exercise, was dependent on the expanding Republic of Letters. Theses essays, therefore, offer vital insights into the communal world of the early modern book trade.

Contents: Manuscripts and books in the lives of Tadhg O Rodaighe and Roderic O'Flaherty, Bernadette Cunningham ; A tale of two seventeenth-century libraries - the books and worldview of a Limerick patrician family and a Cork landowner, Marc Caball ; The Otway-Maurice collection - ecclesiastical collecting in late seventeenth- to mid-eighteenth-century Ireland, Barbara McCormack ; The Edward Worth collection - an early eighteenth-century physician's library, Elizabethanne Boran ; James Hardiman - a nineteenth-century antiquarian collection, Marie Boran ; The benefactors registers of Oxford College libraries in the seventeenth century, William Poole ; Motives for book collecting in late seventeenth-century England, David Pearson ; Lending libraries in Georgian Leeds, 1768-1815, Rebecca Bowd ; The duke of Sussex, his library and his librarian, Gabriel Moshenska ; A family of readers in eighteenth-century Scotland - the Areskines of Alva and their books, Karen Baston ; Scottish country house libraries, Mark Purcell ; The Fagel Collection in rolll Dublin, Andrew Pettegree & Arthur der Weduwen.

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Item Number: 149433
Title: Gems in the Early Modern World : Materials, Knowledge and Global Trade, 1450-1800
Author: Bycrost, Michael ; Sven Dupre (eds)
Price: $119.99
ISBN: 9783319963785
Record created on 08/17/2018
Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 22cm., hardcover, 359pp., 35 color illus.

Summary: This edited collection is an interdisciplinary study of gems in the early modern world. It examines the relations between the art, science, and technology of gems, and it does so against the backdrop of an expanding global trade in gems. The eleven chapters are organised into three parts. The first part sets the scene by describing how gems moved around the early modern world, how they were set in motion, and how they were pulled together in the course of their travels. The second part is about value. It asks why people valued gems, how they determined the value of a given gem, and how the value of a gem was connected to its perceived place of origin. The third part deals with the skills involved in cutting, polishing, and mounting gems, and how these skills were transmitted and articulated by artisans. The common themes of all these chapters are materials, knowledge and global trade. The contributors to this volume focus on the material properties of gems such as their weight and hardness, on the knowledge involved in exchanging them and valuing them, and on the cultural consequences of the expanding trade in gems in Eurasia and the Americas.

Contents: Introduction- Gems in the Early Modern World, Bycroft, Michael (et al.) || The Plundering of the Ceylonese Royal Treasury, 1551-1553- Its Character, Cost, and Dispersal, Crespo, Hugo Miguel || Diamond-Studded Paths- Lines of Communication and the Trading Network of the Hellemans Family, Jewellers from Antwerp, Anderson, Christina M. || The Impact of European Trade with Southeast Asia on the Mineralogical Studies of Robert Boyle, Sabel, Claire || Branches and Bones- The Transformative Matter of Coral in Ming Dynasty China, Grasskamp, Anna || Boethius de Boodt and the Emergence of the Oriental/Occidental Distinction in European Mineralogy, Bycroft, Michael || Good and Bad Diamonds in Seventeenth-Century Europe, Pointon, Marcia || The Repudiation and Persistence of Lapidary Medicine in Eighteenth-Century Dutch Medicine and Pharmacy, Hendriksen, Marieke || Polito et Claro- The Art and Knowledge of Polishing, 1100-1500, Bol, Marjolijn || Mughal Lapidaries and the Inherited Modes of Production, Viens, Taylor L. || Knowledge, Technique, and Taste in Transit- Diamond Polishing in Europe, 1500-1800, Hofmeester, Karin || Gems and Counterfeited Gems in Early Modern Antwerp- From Workshops to Collections, Rijks, Marlise. (Europe's Asian Centuries)

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Item Number: 143267
Title: Local antiquities, local identities : Art, literature and antiquarianism in early modern Europe
Author: Christian, Kathleen ; Bianca de Divitiis, (eds)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781526117045
Record created on 10/09/2016
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 368pp., 110 b&w illus. Conference papers.

Summary: This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era, c. 1400-1700. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform 'Renaissance'. Contributors take a novel approach to the revival of the antique in different parts of Italy, as well as examining other, less widely studied antiquarian traditions in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland. They consider how real or fictive ruins, inscriptions and literary works were used to demonstrate a particular idea of local origins, to rewrite history or to vaunt civic pride. In doing so, they tackle such varied subjects as municipal antiquities collections in Southern Italy and France, the antiquarian response to the pagan, Christian and Islamic past on the Iberian Peninsula, and Netherlandish interest in megalithic ruins thought to be traces of a prehistoric race of Giants.

Contents: 1. A local Renaissance - Florentine Quattrocento palaces and all'antica styles - Richard Schofield. 2. The arch of Trajan in Ancona and civic identity in the Italian Quattrocento from Ciriaco d'Ancona to the death of Matthias Corvinus - Francesco Benelli. 3. Roma caput mundi - Rome's local antiquities as symbol and source - Kathleen Christian. 4. A local sense of the past - spolia, re-use and all'antica building in southern Italy (1400-1600) - Bianca de Divitiis. 5. The Gaulish past of Milan and the French invasion of Italy - Oren Margolis. 6. Reusing and redisplaying antiquities in early modern France - William Stenhouse. 7. Local antiquities in Spain - from Tarragona to Córdoba - Fernando Marías. 8. Local antiquaries and the expansive sense of the past - a case study from Counter-Reformation Spain -Katrina B. Olds. 9. Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas and the paradoxes of expansion - João R. Figueiredo. 10. Semini and his progeny - the construction of Antwerp's antique past - Edward H. Wouk. 11. Resurrecting Belgica romana - Peter Ernst von Mansfeld's garden of antiquities in Clausen, Luxemburg (1563-90) - Krista De Jonge. 12. On Romans, Batavians and giants - the quest for the true origin of architecture in the Dutch Republic - Konrad Ottenheym. 13. The role of ancient remains in the Sarmatian culture of early modern Poland - Barbara Arciszewska . 14. Inventing England - English identity and the Scottish 'other', 1586-1625 - Jenna M. Schultz.

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Item Number: 148396
Title: Renaissance Splendor : Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries
Author: Cleland, Elizabeth (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300237061
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 96pp., 131 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Featuring detailed scenes of court pageantry and life-size portraits of members of the French Valois dynasty woven in wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the Valois Tapestries are one of the most extravagant sets of hangings produced in the 16th century. The precise circumstances surrounding the tapestries’ commission and their arrival at the Medici court in Florence, as well as the significance of the specific scenes depicted, however, have eluded scholars for years. Presenting new research into the political maneuvering of the Valois and Medici courts and providing extensive physical analysis gathered during a recent cleaning of the tapestries, this volume offers brand new insight into why these magnificent works were made and what they represent.

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Item Number: 149620
Title: Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale : Atti del convegno internazionale di stud Gaeta, Palazzo de Vio, 11-13 marzo 2016
Author: D'Onofrio, Mario ; Manuela Gianandrea (eds)
Price: $139.50
ISBN: 9788885795068
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 608pp., 590 illus.

Summary: Il presente volume si compone degli Atti del convegno internazionale di studi su Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale promosso a seguito dei restauri che sono stati condotti di recente sugli edifici religiosi più rappresentativi del Medioevo e non solo. Ne emerge un’immagine inedita e suggestiva della città storica situata ai confini del Patrimonio della Chiesa e del Regno, una città tendenzialmente aperta alle molteplici sollecitazioni culturali diffuse nel bacino del Mediterraneo. In virtù delle conoscenze acquisite, frutto di capillari e proficue indagini, il volume tende non solo a porre sotto nuova luce il ricco patrimonio artistico e monumentale di cui Gaeta è dotata, ma di riflesso vuole soprattutto contribuire a restituire alla città l’antico splendore che cause esterne sembravano averle offuscato. (Medioevo mediterraneo, 1)

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Item Number: 149375
Title: Le Fontane a sorpresa nelle fonti antiche
Author: De Miranda, Adriana
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9788891316929
Record created on 08/01/2018
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 24cm., pbk, 80pp., 27 color, 20 b&w illus.. (Studia Archaeologica, 224)
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Item Number: 149695
Title: Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) nel duplice anniversario
Author: Debenedetti, Elisa (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788871409191
Record created on 11/09/2018
Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 344pp. illus.

Contents: Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) nella doppia ricorrenza, Claudio Strinati || Winckelmann und seine Eminenzen, Steffi Roettgen || Tra lettere e licenze- luci e ombre su Winckelmann Commissario delle antichità (1763-1768), Federica Papi || "Quando con questo dubbio osservai di nuovo la nostra opera, mi si accese una luce"- le intuizioni iconografiche di Winckelmann, Brigitte Kuhn-Forte || Winckelmann als Apodemiker, Martin Disselkamp || Un database in miniatura. Il manoscritto di Winckelmann alla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, Gabriella Catalano || Addendum al corpus degli scritti di Winckelmann, Stefano Ferrari || Winckelmann nel Regno di Napoli, oltre il Museo ercolanense- Pozzuoli e Paestum, Fabio Mangone || Osservazioni dalla mostra Il Tesoro di Antichità (Musei Capitolini, 7/12/2017 - 22/4/2018), Pierluigi Panza || Winckelmann. Moderne Antike Recensione della mostra al Neues Museum di Weimar dal 7 aprile al 2 luglio 2017, Davide Ferri || Winckelmann a Milano, Pierluigi Panza || Iniziative dei Musei Vaticani in occasione delle celebrazioni dedicate a Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Claudia Valeri || La "Sala delle cose egizie" del museo Pio-Clementino- alcune considerazioni, Rosella Carloni || Dipinti e opere d'arte in Casa Albani. L'allestimento delle collezioni di famiglia in un inventario del 1724, Matteo Borchia || Pergolati, fontane ed erme a Villa Albani- un'ipotesi di ricostruzione, Alberta Campitelli || La genesi della Pala di Possagno e l'interpretazione critica di Giulio Carlo Argan, Elisa Debenedetti. (Studi sul Settecento Romano, 34)

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Item Number: 149409
Title: Arenberg : Portrait of a Family, Story of a Collection
Author: Derez, Mark (et al)
Price: $98.00
ISBN: 9782503581156
Record created on 08/14/2018
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 400pp., 380 color illus.

Contents: Duke of Arenberg, Arenberg and Europe || Mark Derez, Arenberg - Portrait of a Family, Story of a Collection || Luc Duerloo, Transformations of a Noble Family, Arenberg on the European Chessboard || Steven Thiry, An Embellished Past - Heraldry and Insignia of the House of Arenberg || Peter Neu, On Both Sides of the Rhine - The Duchy of Arenberg || Sander Berghmans, Woods and Polders - The Arenbergs as Landholders || Mirella Marini, Marrying in Europe - Dynastic Strategies of the House of Arenberg || Bart Minnen, The Duchy of Aarschot - The Croy Legacy in the Heartlands of the Low Countries || Violet Soen, From the Battle of Heiligerlee to the Act of Cession - Arenberg During the Dutch Revolt || Dries Raeymaekers, The Lure of the Brussels Court - Arenberg and the Archdukes || Klaas van Gelder, Incontournable! Arenberg in the Habsburg Netherlands || Martin Wrede, Generals and Diplomats - Between Battlefield and Negotiating Table || Arnout Mertens, From Territorial Princes to Mediatized Aristocrats - The Arenbergs in the Revolutionary Era || Bertrand Goujon, Cosmopolitanism, Regional Anchoring and National Integration - Arenberg in France after the Revolution || Martin Kohlrausch, Between the Reichstag and the Court - Arenberg and the German Empire || Mark Derez, Old Nobility in a New Nation State - Arenberg in the Kingdom of Belgium || Claude de Monreau de Gerbehaye, Family Heritage, National Treasure - Arenberg in the State Archives || Lieve Bicke (et al), Private Heritage and Collective Memory - The Arenberg Archives || Sanne Maekelberg / Krista de Jonge, Castles and Gardens - The Croy Legacy || Daan van Heesch, Art, Knowledge and Representation - The Collections of Charles of Croy || Pieter Vlaardingerbroek, Enghien and Heverlee - Stately Mansions of the Arenbergs || Hans Vlieghe, Rubens, Van Dyck and De Crayer - The Arenbergs as Patrons of Flemish Baroque Painting || Koenraad Brosens, A Most Precious Possession - The Arenbergs and Tapestry || Soetkin Vanhauwaert / Mirella Marini, Arenberg as Benefactor - Religious Patronage with a Political Agenda || Elly Cockx-Indestege / Pierre Delsaerdt, The Odyssey of a Rare Books Library - The Dukes of Arenberg and their Collection spéciale || Dominique Vanwijnsberghe, Les Très Riches Heures des ducs d'Arenberg - Illuminated Manuscripts from the Arenberg Library || Joris van Grieken / Maarten Bassens, Ups and Downs of a Collection - The Arenberg Print Room || Pieter Vlaardingerbroek, In the Shadow of the Coudenberg Palace - The Egmond-Arenberg Mansion || Marie Cornaz, Italian Baroque, Classical Viennese - The Arenbergs'Music Room || Frieda Sorber, Aristocratic Textiles - The Silk Manufactory of Leopold Philip of Arenberg || Wim Mertens, Courtly Silk - A Unique Set of Furnishings for the Arenberg Palace || Frieda Sorber / Anne Verbrugge, A Diplomatic Gift? The Arenberg Colcha || Anne Verbrugge, Court and Theatre - Souvenirs from the Arenberg Wardrobe || Gerrit Verhoeven, Tangible Beauty - Louis Engelbert's Grand Tour || Anne Verbrugge, Pictures at an Exhibition - The Gallery at the Arenberg Palace || Ulrike Muller, A Private Collection in the Public Sphere - The Brussels Art Gallery in the Nineteenth Century || Anne Verbrugge, Restoration and Gothic Revival - Caring for Religious Heritage || Helene Verreyke, A Fragmented Past - The Cabinet of Antiquities in the Arenberg Palace || Wendy Wiertz, Living in the City and in the Country - Interiors and Conversation Pieces || Birgit Beisch / Koen Himpe, Nordkirchen Castle - The Versailles of Westphalia.

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Item Number: 149014
Title: What it Means to Write About Art : Interviews with art critics
Author: Earnest, Jarrett
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9781941701898
Record created on 05/25/2018
Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 544pp.

Summary: In the last 50 years, art criticism has flourished as never before. Moving from niche to mainstream, it is now widely taught at universities, practiced in newspapers, magazines and online, and has become the subject of debate by readers, writers and artists worldwide. Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Jarrett Earnest's wide-ranging conversations with critics, historians, journalists, novelists, poets and theorists-each of whom approaches the subject from a unique position-illustrate different ways of writing, thinking and looking at art. These in-depth conversations about writing and art are situated within individual life experiences: for instance John Ashbery recalls finding Rimbaud's poetry through his first crush at 16; Rosalind Krauss remembers stealing the design of October from Massimo Vignelli; Paul Chaat Smith details his early days with Jimmie Durham in the American Indian Movement; Dave Hickey talks about writing country songs with Waylon Jennings; Michele Wallace relives her late-night and early-morning interviews with James Baldwin; Lucy Lippard describes confronting Clement Greenberg at a lecture; Eileen Myles asserts her belief that her negative review incited the Women's Action Coalition; and Fred Moten recounts falling in love with Renoir while at Harvard.

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Item Number: 133088
Title: The Statues of Central Park
Author: Eding, June ; Catarina Astrom (photos)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9781578265411
Record created on 10/24/2014
Description: New York: Hatherleigh Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 192pp. illus.

Summary: The Statues of Central Park is the extraordinary photographic tribute to one of the world’s most popular recreational destinations and public spaces: New York City’s Central Park. The most visited urban park in the United States, with 42 million visitors annually, Central Park is of the most famous sightseeing spots in New York, in no small part due to its collection of sculptures and monuments erected throughout the park. The Statues of Central Park highlights these sculptures and monuments in one spectacular photography collection, complete with short descriptions detailing the interesting histories of these public art pieces...

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Item Number: 146741
Title: Vom Weichen über den Schönen Stil zur Ars Nova : Neue Beiträge zur europäischen Kunst zwischen 1350 und 1470
Author: Faji, Jiri ; Markus Hörsch (eds)
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9783412507275
Record created on 09/14/2017
Description: Wien: Böhlau, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, ca. 464pp., 232 color, 123 b&w illus.

Contents: Uwe Gast, Ein Bild zum Fest der Lanze und der Nägel? Die Kreuzigung Christi im Museum der Stadt Worms || Markus T. Huber, Rezeption, Aneignung und Variation - Die Entwicklung der Regensburger Dombauhütte zwischen 1380 und 1425 || Helge Kuppe, Eine Altarsetzung mit sichtbaren Folgen - Sigismund von Luxemburg und das Dreikönigsportal der Liebfrauenkirche in Frankfurt/Main || Ute Bednarz, Retabelskulptur in Obersachsen um 1400 - Annäherung an ein bislang wenig beachtetes Thema || Christian Freigang, Päpstliche Hofkunst in Avignon in der Zeit des Schismas || Alexandra Gajewski, Art and Architecture in Avignon during the Great Schism - Remarks on Clement's VII foundations of Saint-Martial and Saint-Pierre-Célestin || Julian Gardner, Jean de la Grange, Schismatic Cardinals and Avignonese Tomb Sculpture || Francesca Manzari, More on Illumination at the Time of the Great Schism - Book Patronage in the two Curias and a Long-Lasting Stage of Gothic Illumination in Rome || Ute Engel und Jens Rüffer, Zentralisierung und Diversifizierung - Englische Kunst im Schatten des Hundertjährigen Krieges ca. 1350-1450 || Veronika Decker, Windsor - Oxford - Winchester - Ideentransfer und Vermittlungswege in der englischen Kunst des ausgehenden 14. Jahrhunderts || Julia Crispin, Politische Botschaften und illustre Geschenke - Richard Beauchamps Handschriftenpatronage zwischen England und Frankreich zur Zeit des Hundertjährigen Krieges || Stefan King und Ines Stadie Bischof, Hallum und die "Zwiebel". Der Weg eines englischen Architekturmotivs ins Konstanzer Münster || Antje Fehrmann, Plausible Fiktionen - König Sigismund und die englische Repräsentation während des Konstanzer Konzils || Gerhard Weilandt, Früher Realismus im 15. Jahrhundert? Einige Überlegungen zur deutschen Malerei an der Schwelle der Neuzeit || Stavros Vlachos, Vorläufer des Frühen Realismus in der Malerei um 1400 || Adam S. Labuda, Das Zeugnis der künstlerischen Form - das Zeugnis der Schriftquellen - Auf den Spuren der Schöpfer des Breslauer St.-Barbara-Altars und des ehemaligen Hochaltars der Jakobskirche in Neisse || Wilfried Franzen, … heruff von Österland in Schwaben und hochdeutsche landt? Albrecht VI. von Habsburg und der Meister von Schloss Lichtenstein || Manuel Teget-Welz, Die Höchstädter Anbetung der Könige - Ein Hauptwerk der Tafelmalerei in Augsburg um 1440? || Markus Hörsch, Zu Art und Umfang eines Realismus als konstituierendem Merkmal des Werks des Meisters der Karlsruher Passion || Ulrich Söding, Realismus und Symbolik in der deutschen Tafelmalerei von 1430 bis 1450/60. (Studia Jagellonica Lipsiensia, 19)

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Item Number: 148540
Title: Congo Masks : Masterpieces from Central Africa
Author: Felix, Marc Leo (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300238754
Record created on 03/29/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 408pp., 800 color, 130 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these objects connected wearers with their ancestors and were part of elaborate costumes used in ritual performances. Including some of the finest works of African art in private hands, this volume features masks from eleven distinct stylistic zones: Ukongo, Ukwango, Ukete, Ukuba, Urunda, Uruwa, Utanganyika, Umaniema, Uituri, Ubangi, and Umongo. Displaying an enormous diversity of materials, design, and craftsmanship, these masks reflect the wide range of natural resources available throughout the Congo region and illuminate the unique belief systems of local populations. Accessible and informative essays provide insight into these extraordinary objects and are enlivened by both new photography and archival images showing the ceremonial use of masks in early 20th-century Congo.

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Item Number: 149738
Title: GIOVANNI AMBROGIO FIGINO pittore
Author: Pavesi, Mauro
Price: $62.50
ISBN: 9788825509236
Record created on 12/05/2018
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Description: Roma: Aracne, 2017. 24cm. pbk., 652pp. illus., some in color.

Summary: Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1552/53–1608) è stato uno dei pittori più in vista della Milano del XVI secolo. Allievo del pittore, trattatista e poeta Giovan Paolo Lomazzo, Figino ne ereditò la cultura complessa e sfaccettata, in cui l’ammirazione per Leonardo e i leonardeschi lombardi si univa all’imitazione di Raffaello e Michelangelo. Pittore dal talento notevole e disegnatore raffinatissimo, Figino ebbe un rapporto privilegiato con poeti e letterati (Tasso e Marino cantarono le sue opere) e fu probabilmente l’autore della prima “natura morta” della storia dell’arte. Nella Lombardia di fine ’500, il giovane Caravaggio ne ammirò le opere, ispirandosi più volte alle sue composizioni.

Contents: Ragioni di uno studio ; Per un percorso di Giovanni Ambrogio Figino ; Schede delle opere (pg. 381-596) ; Bibliografia.

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Item Number: 149677
Title: I GANDOLFI : Disegni della Raccolta Certani alla Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Author: Riccomini, Marco
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788831707862
Record created on 11/04/2018
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm,. pbk., 144pp. illus.

Summary: Il patrimonio grafico della Fondazione Giorgio Cini annovera tra i suoi nuclei più prestigiosi la raccolta Certani, costituita da più di cinquemila fogli raccolti dal virtuoso violoncellista e compositore. Ponendosi all’interno di una progettualità che coniuga ricerca scientifica, catalogazione e restauro del patrimonio grafico antico, il libro racchiude il nucleo di disegni dei Gandolfi, singolari protagonisti della civiltà figurativa emiliana tra Sette e Ottocento. Per approfondire il mondo della formazione artistica nel microcosmo bolognese settecentesco, il volume procede per cantieri tematici e monografici e presenta oltre cento disegni afferibili alla famiglia dei Gandolfi: accanto ai fogli autografi di Ubaldo, Gaetano e Mauro e alle prove di bottega, in cui spiccano i nomi di Domenico e Filippo Pedrini, si riservano ben sessantasei schede ai disegni accademici.

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Item Number: 149590
Title: Primitifs de la Photographie du XIXe siecle, de Baldus à Le Gray
Author: Garnier-Pelle, Nicole
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9782878442571
Record created on 10/02/2018
Description: Dijon: Faton, 2018. 21cm., hardcover, 96pp., 60 illus.

Summary: Le musée Condé à Chantilly conserve une importante collection des premiers photographes du XIXe siècle, ou "primitifs de la photographie", grace à son donateur, Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (1822-1897). Exilé en Angleterre de 1848 à 1871, le fils du roi Louis-Philippe collectionne des vues du Paris de Napoléon III, alors en pleine transformation : dans les années 1850, Baldus, qui participe à la Mission héliographique, et les frères Bisson réalisent des clichés du Louvre et des Tuileries. Voyageant dans toute l'Europe, le duc acquiert des photographies des sites archéologiques de Rome et d'Athènes et des vues de Suisse par Braun. Ancien gouverneur de l'Algérie, il possède un panorama du port d'Alger et des types orientaux. Allié à la plupart des têtes couronnées d'Europe, ses albums de famille réunissent l'empereur François-Joseph et l'empereur Maximilien du Mexique par Angerer, la reine Victoria par Caldesi, et bien sûr les Orléans par le vicomte Joseph Vigier, Camille Silvy et Claudet. Amateur d'art, mesurant l'apport de la photographie à l'histoire de l'art, il a dans ses cartons les clichés par Louis-Remy Robert des porcelaines de Sèvres présentées à l'Exposition universelle de 1855 et acquiert une des premières photographies en couleurs d'un tableau par Louis Ducos du Hauron (1878). Sensible à la création artistique, le duc d'Aumale réunit enfin une magnifique suite des Marines de Gustave Le Gray, qui sont le clou de sa collection. De 1848 à la fin du siècle, sa collection est représentative des différents courants et des différentes techniques de la photographie à ses débuts. (Les carnets de Chantilly)

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Item Number: 148020
Title: LUIGI GARZI (1638-1721) : pittore romano
Author: Grisolia, Francesco ; Guendalina Serafinelli (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788899765859
Record created on 01/31/2018
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 335pp., 32 color, 130 b&w illus.

Summary: Pittore versatile e abile disegnatore, Luigi Garzi (1638-1721) fu celebrato dalla storiografia settecentesca per la sua lunga e operosa attività artistica all'insegna della grazia, dell'eleganza formale, dell'originalità creativa e della fine elaborazione cromatica. Si formò giovanissimo a Roma presso "Salomon Boccali pittor di paesi" e completò la propria educazione nella bottega di Andrea Sacchi, dove diede prova di possedere uno spiccato talento artistico che in breve tempo gli permise di conseguire una certa autonomia professionale. Garzi visse e operò per quasi tutta la sua vita a Roma: nel 1670 divenne accademico di San Luca (di cui fu Principe nel 1682) e successivamente, nel 1680 e nel 1702, Reggente della Congregazione dei Virtuosi al Pantheon. La sua produzione pittorica - pienamente debitrice della lezione sacchiana e orientata a un classicismo sia emiliano sia marattesco con evidenti suggestioni poussiniane - è documentata nella capitale pontificia a partire dagli anni Settanta del Seicento con la realizzazione delle prime opere di destinazione pubblica (San Marcello al Corso, Santa Caterina a Magnanapoli, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Santi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso) e privata (Palazzo Borghese); imprese che contribuirono a consolidare la sua fama di impaginatore di pale d'altare e di decoratore a fresco, aprendogli la strada a nuovi incarichi non esclusivamente limitati all'ambito romano, tra cui le prestigiose commissioni napoletane della seconda metà degli anni Novanta del Seicento (Santa Caterina a Formiello, Galleria del principe di Cellamare, Palazzo Reale e San Carlo all'Arena). La figura di Garzi è rimasta a lungo relegata ai margini degli interessi critici con rare eccezioni rappresentate da isolati contributi apparsi negli ultimi decenni. Il presente volume unisce saggi di autorevoli studiosi che, con metodologie diverse, affrontano la carriera del pittore, offrendo un imprescindibile contributo alla comprensione della sua vicenda artistica e biografica e uno strumento scientifico di riferimento in vista di un catalogo ragionato delle sue opere.

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Item Number: 149707
Title: Un reve d'Italie : La collection du marquis Campana
Author: Gaultier, Francoise ; Laurent Haumesser
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782359062502
Record created on 11/16/2018
Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 608pp., 800 illus. Exhibition held at Musee du Louvre, Paris.

Summary: Giampietro Campana, directeur du mont-de-Piété à Rome, a constitué la plus grande collection privée du XIXe siècle, qui rassemblait aussi bien des objets archéologiques que des peintures, des sculptures et des objets de la Renaissance. Cette collection se caractérisait tant par sa quantité (plus de 10 000 pièces) que par sa qualité, comptant de nombreux chefs-d’œuvre, du Sarcophage des Époux à La Bataille de Paolo Uccello et aux sculptures de Della Robbia. À travers cette collection, à nulle autre pareille, Campana mettait en lumière le patrimoine culturel italien, au moment même où émergeait l’Italie comme nation. Après ses démêlés avec la justice ponti?cale, Campana vit sa collection dispersée en 1861 entre la Russie du tsar Alexandre II et la France de Napoléon III, ce qui suscita alors une émotion profonde en Italie et en Europe. C’est ainsi que l’essentiel de la collection Campana arriva au musée du Louvre. Aujourd’hui encore, la galerie Campana, où sont exposés les vases grecs, garde le nom de cette collection qui a joué un rôle décisif dans la constitution des collections du Louvre. Ce catalogue entend donner, pour la première fois depuis sa dispersion, une vision d’ensemble de cette légendaire collection. Il présente la personnalité ?amboyante de Campana et la société dans laquelle il évolua, l’histoire de la collection, la reconstitution de salles du musée Campana à Rome, le goût du collectionneur pour les pastiches et les faux. Il met également en lumière l’in?uence immense de la collection Campana dans l’art et l’artisanat de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle

For the first time in 160 years, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of the 19th century’s largest private collection, whose 10,000 exhibits—archaeological items, paintings, sculptures, and “modern” objets d’art—included such masterpieces as the Sarcophagus of the Spouses and Paolo Uccello’s Battle of San Romano. Addressing the personality and tastes of Giampietro Campana, the way he brought together this truly extraordinary ensemble, and its ultimate dispersal throughout Europe, the exhibition will also highlight the collection’s seminal role in the affirmation of Italian culture as the Italian nation gradually took shape in the course of the 19th century. Thus it will illustrate the collection’s significance in terms of cultural awareness in Italy and Europe as a whole.

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Item Number: 149245
Title: City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts : Depictions of Rhetoric and Rule in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Gregg, Ryan E
Price: $227.00
ISBN: 9789004357204
Record created on 07/02/2018
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 418pp. illus.

Summary: In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts, Ryan E. Gregg relates how Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Duke Cosimo I of Tuscany employed city view artists such as Anton van den Wyngaerde and Giovanni Stradano to aid in constructing authority. These artists produced a specific style of city view that shared affinity with Renaissance historiographic practice in its use of optical evidence and rhetorical techniques. History has tended to see city views as accurate recordings of built environments. Bringing together ancient and Renaissance texts, archival material, and fieldwork in the depicted locations, Gregg demonstrates that a close-knit school of city view artists instead manipulated settings to help persuade audiences of the truthfulness of their patrons’ official narratives.

Contents: Witnessing Sovereignty: Anton van den Wyngaerde's City Views as Habsburg Courtly Propaganda - The Archival Material: Their Evidentiary Problems and Indications - Eyewitness to History: The Habsburg Use of City Views - Genoa: City View as History and as Impresa - Cantecroy, Mechelen, and the English Palaces: Claims of Dominion - Brussels and Utrecht: Demonstrations of Sovereignty - The Italian Views: Van den Wyngaerde in the Imperial Train - Ancona and Lyon. The Antwerp School of City Views - Fertile Foundations - The Catalyst: Charles V's Entry into Rome - Technique, Style, and Viewing Experiences - Coalition - Contemporary Recognition. Vasari, Historiography, and the Rhetoric of City Views - History, Truthfulness, and Setting - The Tropes of Enargeia: Sieges, Ships, and City Views - Viewing City Towers: Vision, Cognition, and Simulacra - Nature or Artifice? The Mannerism of Antwerp School City Views - City Views as Analogy for Judgment - Enargeia and Eyewitnessing in Vasari's Historiographic Practice - Vasari's Description of City View Methodology: a Verbal Artist Figure - Borghini's New Historiography and the City Views. Defining Ducal Dominion: Giovanni Stradano's City Views in the Apartment of Leo X - The Room of Giovanni delle Bande Nere - The Room of Clement VII - The Room of Cosimo I. Coda: Heirs to Dominion - Heirs to Patronage. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 294/35.)

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Item Number: 149526
Title: Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition
Author: Hamber, Anthony
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781584563716
Record created on 09/11/2018
Description: New Castle-London: Oak Knoll Press-V&A Publishing, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 396pp. prof. illus.

Summary: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in London from May to Ocbober of 1851, was the genesis of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Published to accompany the opening of the V&A Photography Centre, this book makes extensive use of the V&A collections and archival material related to the 1851 Great Exhibition. Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive study of the seminal gathering of photographs and photographic equipment that marked the global launch of the form. It examines the role and impact of photography at the 1851 Great Exhibition and beyond, drawing together two decades of research to create a broader understanding of the step-change in image making and distribution represented by that event. With a Foreword by Tristram Hunt and an essay on photoscience by Nicholas Burnett.

While the Great Exhibition has received a variety of examinations, its role in exhibiting and furthering the cause and exploitation of photography and its impact on illustration, printing, publishing, and the arts has been largely underappreciated. More broadly, 1851 saw a massive change in information management: in the creation and dissemination of visually based graphic information characterized by images of the building, its contents and their display that collectively constituted the Great Exhibition. Photography played a critical role in this quantum leap. The scale and scope of photography of the Great Exhibition is made evident through reproductions of images produced by a wide range of amateur and professional photographers who documented the Great Exhibition, some of which are the only known images of now lost works of art. Also shown and examined are prints produced by traditional reprographics and lithographs and the photographic originals from which they were derived.

The result of more than twenty years of research, this study is based on a number of contemporary sources including official publications, the archive of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot, letters, newspapers, books, and articles in serial and periodical publications, as well as the Reports by the Juries, from which all 154 photographic images are reproduced in these pages.

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Item Number: 148839
Title: L’Altare di San Giovanni del Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Firenze. Il restauro (2006-2012)
Author: Innocenti, Clarice
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788874613960
Record created on 05/01/2018
Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 300pp., ca. 500 color illus.

Summary: Tre metri di larghezza, un metro e mezzo di altezza, uno di profondità per un peso di duecento chilogrammi considerando solo l’argento. Questi sono i numeri dell’Altare d’argento di San Giovanni, vero e proprio compendio di due secoli di Storia dell’arte. Realizzato sotto il patronato della prestigiosa Arte di Calimala, l’Altare mette in scene gli episodi della vita del Precursore. Alle formelle lavorarono, a fasi alterne, i più importanti artisti del XIV e XV secolo tra cui si annoverano con certezza Tommaso Ghiberti e Michelozzo, Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Antonio di Salvi, Bernardo Cennini. Il volume, dopo una introduzione di carattere storico-artistico, racconta le fasi più importanti del restauro realizzato e coordinato dall’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze. I 1500 pezzi complessivi, di cui 1050 smaltati, sono stati infatti oggetto di un intervento attento e meticoloso che ha riportato l’Altare all’antico splendore. Le 500 illustrazioni a colori, frutto di una campagna fotografica realizzata in concomitanza con le varie fasi di lavoro, consentono di cogliere particolari mai visti prima. Completa il volume un’attenta disamina tecnico-scientifica dei materiali che costituiscono il dossale.

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Item Number: 148426
Title: The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire
Author: Jaques, Susan
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781681778693
Record created on 03/20/2018
Description: New York: Pegasus, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 592pp., 16pp. color illus.

Summary: Napoleon is one of history’s most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome—both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See—have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome”— Europe’s cultural capital—through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of the classical beauty we know and adore today. Napoleon had a tradition of appropriating from past military greats to legitimize his regime—Alexander the Great during his invasion of Egypt, Charlemagne during his coronation as emperor, even Frederick the Great when he occupied Berlin. But it was ancient Rome and the Caesars that held the most artistic and political influence and would remain his lodestars. Whether it was the Arc de Triopmhe, the Venus de Medici in the Louvre, or the gorgeous works of Antonio Canova, Susan Jaques brings Napoleon to life as never before.

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Item Number: 149711
Title: The History of European Photography, Volume 3: 1970-2000
Author: Macek, Vaclav (ed)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9788085739701
Record created on 11/20/2018
Description: Bratislava: Central European House of Photography, 2017. 2 vols. 31cm., hardcover, ca. 800pp. prof. illus. Final volume in series.
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Item Number: 144542
Title: Photography and Cultural Heritage in the Age of Nationalisms : Europe's Eastern Borderlands (1867-1945)
Author: Manikowska, Ewa
Price: $114.00
ISBN: 9781472585660
Record created on 02/06/2017
Description: London: Blooomsbury, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 240pp., 16 color, 58 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Imperial Visions: The Western Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Aftermath of the January Uprising (1863-1864). 2. Unofficial Views: Photography and the Making of Cultural Heritage of a Stateless Nation. 3. Entangled Visions: Photography and the Multi-Ethnic Cultural Landscape at the Margins of the Austrian and Russian Empires. 4. Photography, Cultural Heritage and the German Idea of Eastern Europe During the Two World Wars. 5. Mapping the New Political Order: Cultural Heritage, Photography and the Post First World War Peace Negotiations. 6. Imperial Practices: Picturing Polish Official Cultural Heritage in the Iconographic Archive.

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Item Number: 149619
Title: Dipingere in copia : Da Roma all’Europa, 1750-1870, I. Teorie e pratiche
Author: Mazzarelli, Carla
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788885795082
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 592pp., 60 color, 100 b&w illus.

Contents: Introduzione - Le Teorie - I. La copia nella letteratura artistica tra Rinascimento e Barocco - Rileggendo Vasari: la contraffazione, l'imitazione e le virtù dell'artista - Verso la classificazione: Mancini, Bosse, Baldinucci, de Piles - II. In cerca di un metodo: strumenti per il conoscitore - 'Degli originali e delle copie' : la teoria settecentesca - Di fronte alle copie eccellenti: storiografia e giudizi da Luigi Lanzi a Tommaso Minardi - III. Valori e disvalori della copia: il dibattito in Europa tra XVIII e XIX secolo - Alla voce Copia - Memorie sostitute e storie dell'arte illustrate - L'insegnamento accademico: copia versus creatività - Le Pratiche - I. La magia del colorito: copie dipinte nella formazione dell'artista - 'Un nuovo studio di pittura alla gioventù' : Roma e il primato sul colore - Geografie, spazi e sociabilità dell'apprendistato - Copia come libertà, copia come autorità - Ritorno all'ordine: modelli, regolamenti e didattica - Educarsi a Roma alla fine di Roma - II. La tutela degli originali - 'Insolenze ogni anno fatte nelli Palazzi e Chiese' : la prima normativa - La Notifica Pacca del 1823: il monopolio sui calchi, le maestranze, l'impatto sulle copie pittoriche - Cronache dal museo in età di Restaurazione - III. Tecniche, strumenti e strategie per eseguire una buona copia - Copia servile versus copia libera - Novità dall'Europa tra industria, scienza e diletto - La fedeltà del copista - IV. Cosa copiare? Canoni e antichi maestri alla prova della prassi - Per cominciare: la scelta dell'ideale classico del Seicento - Raggiungere Raffaello, interpretare Michelangelo - Alla fonte del colore - La questione della pittura caravaggesca - Preraffaellismi e medioevi - V. Educare con le copie in Europa: accademie e musei tra identità nazionali e utopie universali - Londra: dalle Gallerie esemplari al South Kensington Museum - San Pietroburgo: 'Saint Raphael' e l'ambizione di un primato russo - Parigi: origine e fallimento di un Museo di copie. (Saggi di storia dell'arte, 54)

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Item Number: 147799
Title: Surpassing Modernity : Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society
Author: McNamara, Andrew
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781350008335
Record created on 01/03/2018
Description: London-New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp.

Summary: For the past thirty to forty years, cultural analysis has focused on developing terms to explain the surpassing of modernity. Discussion is stranded in an impasse between those who view the term modernity with automatic disdain-as deterministic, Eurocentric or imperialistic-and a booming interest that is renewing the study of modernism. Another dilemma is that the urge to move away from, or beyond, modernity arises because it is viewed as difficult, even unsavoury. Yet, there has always been a view of modernity as somehow difficult to live with, and that has been said by figures we regard today as typical modernists. McNamara argues in this book that it is time to forget the quest to surpass modernity. Instead, we should re-examine a legacy that continues to inform our artistic conceptions, our political debates, our critical justifications, even if that legacy is baffling and contradictory. We may find it difficult to live with, but without recourse to this legacy, our critical-cultural ambitions would remain seriously diminished. How do we explain the culture we live in today? And how do we, as citizens, make sense of it? This book suggests these questions have become increasingly difficult to answer.

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Item Number: 147800
Title: Surpassing Modernity : Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society
Author: McNamara, Andrew
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 9781350008342
Record created on 01/03/2018
Description: London-New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 224pp.
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Item Number: 149151
Title: LIINN MEYERS
Author: Walz, John Frederick (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781942185499
Record created on 06/18/2018
Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 192pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition held at Columbia Museum of Art.

Summary: Washington, DC–based artist Linn Meyers (born 1968) is best known for her hand-drawn lines and tracings for large-scale installations. This book provides a comprehensive survey of her site-specific wall drawings in museums and galleries since 2000, and of Meyers' intricate preparatory drawings and plans. Requiring much stamina, these projects involve drawing in the space over the course of days, sometimes weeks, accumulating lines into dense, intricate compositions. This scale allows Meyers to respond to architectural spaces and magnifies the performativity of her process. On Meyers’ Hammer Museum exhibition, Senior Curator Anne Ellegood wrote: “the sense of being present while viewing the work is also amplified at this larger scale … to see a wall drawing is to be surrounded by it and to feel oneself to be part of the work”.

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Item Number: 149623
Title: JOAN MIRO. Catalogue Raisonné. Drawings. Volume VI: 1978-1981
Author: Dupin Jacques ; Ariane Lelong-Mainaud
Price: $300.00
ISBN: 9782868821171
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Paris: Daniel Lelong, Successió Miró, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 380pp., 1164 color illus. Final volume in series.
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Item Number: 134918
Title: Renaissance Wedding and the Antique : Italian Secular Paintings from the Lanckoronski Collection
Author: Miziolek, Jerzy
Price: $119.00
ISBN: 9788891312785
Record created on 02/27/2015
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 440pp., 298 illus. English text.

Summary: The book discusses some thirty Italian Renaissance domestic paintings from the Viennese collection of Count Karol Lanckoroñski (1848-1933), which since 1994 have belonged to the Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków. The majority of them depict mythological subjects and scenes from Greek and Roman history; they once served as decorations on the walls of nuptial chambers (spalliere) or the fronts of painted wedding chests, usually referred to as cassoni. The domestic paintings amassed by Lanckoroñski in the last quarter of the 19th century in an exemplary way reflect the Renaissance fascination with classical literature, archaeology, and the classical tradition in the visual arts. Above all the book provides an explorative study of the subject matter of the paintings in the context of weddings, although stylistic analysis is also discussed

Contents: 1. Karol Lanckoroñski and his Art Collection. 2. Renaissance Weddings and the Visual Arts. 3. Narcissus, Pyramus and Thisbe, and a Court of Love. 4. The Awakening of Paris and Helen of Troy. 5. Ulysses, Penelope and the Charm of the Sirens' Song. 6. Psyche, Cupid and Botticelli' s Primavera. 7. Orpheus and Eurydice, or, the Power of Music and Everlasting Love. 8. Battles and Triumphs: the Romans and the Gauls, Scipio Africanus and the Invincible Perseus. 9. Shooting at Father' s Corpse and other exempla iustitiae. 10. Sages Crowned...and Derided, or, the Stories of Aristotle and Virgil. 11. A Rape with a Happy Ending: Magnaminity and Nuptials. Ewa Wilkoj, Cassoni Panel Paintings - Conservation Notes.

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Item Number: 149624
Title: The sculpture of GIOVAN ANGELO MONTORSOLI and his circle : Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence
Author: Chong, Alan ; Lorenzo Principi (eds)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780929710440
Record created on 10/15/2018
Description: Manchester: Currier Museum of Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 192pp. with numerous color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence examines the sculpture of Montorsoli, one of Michelangelo’s most gifted students. Organized around a recently discovered and significant Renaissance sculpture, John the Baptist, the exhibition explores the role of the ancient world in shaping the art of Montorsoli and of Renaissance Florence. This exhibition reveals new insights into the complex iconography of Florence’s patron saint.

Contents: L. Principi, Montorsoli's Terracotta John the Baptist - The Influence of Michelangelo and Andrea del Sarto ; K. Sundstrom, The Baptist and Mars - Identify Shifts in Renaissance Florence ; A. Chong, Copies, Restorations, and Caricatures - Montorsoli at the Vatican ; S. Ramiro Ramirez, Montorsoli and the Hapsburg Court ; L. Principi / A. Chong, The Impact of Michelangelo's New Sacristy ; Catalogue - John the Baptist - Hapsburg Court - New Sacristy - Apollo Belvedere - Hercules - Laocoon - Benedetto da Maiano.

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Item Number: 148791
Title: Italian Frescoes: From Giotto to Tiepolo
Author: Nesselrath, Arnold (intro)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9788891817570
Record created on 04/27/2018
Description: Milan: Electa, 2018. 32cm., hardcover, 400pp., 396 color illus. English edition.

Summary: Between the fourteenth and the eighteenth centuries, the art of fresco painting was to be found across all regions of Italy. This volume aims to illustrate the most significant periods still visible today in churches, convents, and in the palaces of the Italian courts, as well as in the villas of the enlightened aristocracy. Starting with Giotto, the great pictorial cycles from across the centuries--the fourteenth century, the golden centuries of the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Venetian eighteenth century--are all presented in stunning reproductions. The highquality images are displayed full-page, along with several close-ups that allow the reader to observe details of the artwork in a way that, in reality, would be close to impossible, as many frescoes are painted on inaccessible walls, vaults, and domes.

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Item Number: 142047
Title: Building the Sacred in a Crusader Kingdom : Gothic Church Architecture in Lusignan Cyprus, c. 1209 - c. 1373
Author: Olympios, Michalis
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9782503536064
Record created on 06/28/2016
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 445pp., 6 color, 557 b&w illus.

Contents: Chapter 1: Lusignan Cyprus, 1192-1373: Patrons and Builders of Latin Ecclesiastical Architecture - A Crusader Kingdom between East and West - Latin Patronage of Ecclesiastical Architecture: Crown, Nobility, Burgesses, and Clergy - Master Masons and Their Workshops: A Survey of the Documentary Evidence . Chapter 2: The Genesis of a Regional Gothic Style: The Earlier Campaigns at Nicosia Cathedral, the Church at Bellapais Abbey, and Related Developments, c. 1210 - c. 1250 - Prelude to the Introduction of the Gothic: Frankish Responses to Middle Byzantine and Romanesque Architecture, c. 1190 - c. 1210 - The Chevet and East End of the Nave of Nicosia Cathedral: The First Gothic Building in the Latin East? - The First Phase (1209-28): The Chevet and Lateral Chapels - The Second Phase (Second Quarter of Thirteenth Century): The Eastern Part of the Nave - Nicosian Aftermath: Cypriot Gothic c. 1210s - c. 1250 - The Church of Bellapais Abbey - A Diversity of Approaches: The Chapel in Limassol Castle and the Church at Beaulieu Abbey. Chapter 3: French Rayonnant, Cypriot Tastes: The West End of Nicosia Cathedral (1270s - c. 1350) and Its Immediate Progeny (c. 1300) - The West End of Nicosia Cathedral: Building a New Canon - The Documentary Evidence, 1270s - c. 1350: The Cathedral Chantier in the Eye of the Cyclone - The Building Chronology: Evidence for a Protracted Construction Campaign - The Pedigree of a Unique Design - Nicosian Reverberations in Cypriot Architecture c. 1300: The Franciscan Church in Famagusta, Panagia Galatariotissa in Paphos, and the 'Latin' Chapel at Kiti - Chapter 4: Architecture for a 'New Acre': Church Building in Famagusta in the First Quarter of the Fourteenth Century - The Church of the Hospital of Saint Anthony and Thirteenth-Century Gothic in Famagusta - A New Style for a New Building: The Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Rhenish Rayonnant Architecture at the Close of the Thirteenth Century - Adoption and Assimilation: The Church of Saint George of the Latins and Enlart's 'Unidentified Church No. 14.' Chapter 5: Monastic Austerity and Stylistic Diversity: Cypriot Gothic in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century - The Church of the Benedictine Nunnery of Our Lady of Tortosa in Nicosia - The Church of the Convent of the Augustinian Hermits in Nicosia - The Church of the Carmelite Convent in Famagusta - 'Unidentified Church No. 15' in Famagusta: A Synthesis of Famagustan and Nicosian architecture in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century? Chapter 6: Retrospection and Innovation: The Monastic Buildings of Bellapais Abbey and Architecture in Nicosia and Famagusta in the 1350s and 1360s - Fit for a King: The Monastic Buildings at Bellapais Abbey - After Bellapais: Architecture in Nicosia in the Third Quarter of the Fourteenth Century - Saint Catherine - Yeni Camii - Church of the Augustinian Hermits - The Monastic Buildings of Beaulieu and Saint Theodore Abbeys - Commemorating the Crusader Levant: A Note on Architecture in Famagusta in the Third Quarter of the Fourteenth Century. Chapter 7: Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture in Lusignan Cyprus, c. 1209 - c. 1373: A Tale of Two Towns. Appendix I: Previously Unpublished Documents from the Vatican Secret Archive and the State Archive of Venice. Appendix II: Iconography and Function of the West Front of Nicosia Cathedral. Appendix III: Earthquake Damage and Restoration at Nicosia Cathedral. (Architectura Medii Aevi, 11)

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Item Number: 149739
Title: The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation
Author: Owens, Trevor
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781421426976
Record created on 12/06/2018
Description: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp., 4 illus.

Summary: Many people believe that what is on the Internet will be around forever. At the same time, warnings of an impending "digital dark age"—where records of the recent past become completely lost or inaccessible—appear with regular frequency in the popular press. It's as if we need a system to safeguard our digital records for future scholars and researchers. Digital preservation experts, however, suggest that this is an illusory dream not worth chasing. Ensuring long-term access to digital information is not that straightforward; it is a complex issue with a significant ethical dimension. It is a vocation.

In The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, librarian Trevor Owens establishes a baseline for practice in this field. In the first section of the book, Owens synthesizes work on the history of preservation in a range of areas (archives, manuscripts, recorded sound, etc.) and sets that history in dialogue with work in new media studies, platform studies, and media archeology. In later chapters, Owens builds from this theoretical framework and maps out a more deliberate and intentional approach to digital preservation.

A basic introduction to the issues and practices of digital preservation, the book is anchored in an understanding of the traditions of preservation and the nature of digital objects and media. Based on extensive reading, research, and writing on digital preservation, Owens's work will prove an invaluable reference for archivists, librarians, and museum professionals, as well as scholars and researchers in the digital humanities.

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Item Number: 149491
Title: Parthenope - Neapolis - Napoli : Bilder einer porösen Stadt
Author: Oy-Marra, Elisabeth ; Dietrich Scholler (eds)
Price: $57.00
ISBN: 9783847108887
Record created on 09/03/2018
Description: Göttingen: V&R Unipress, Mainz University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 319pp., 64 illus.

Contents: Dietrich Scholler, 'Stadt des Porösen' - Neapel als Denkbild ; Marta Scarrone, Neapolis. Archäologie und Geschichte einer antiken Stadt ; Christine Walde, Rome First, Naples second - Auf der Suche nach Parthenope - Neapolis in der römischen Literatur ; Gerhard Regn, Die Tragödie als spettacolo gentil - Poetik der meraviglia und hedonistische Weltmodellierung bei Marino ; Matthias Schnettger, Eine unruhige Stadt. Neapel im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert ; Berthold Over, "L/ dove il bel Sebeto". Musikalische Neapel-Bilder im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert ; Elisabeth Oy-Marra, Der verschleierte Christus in der Cappella Sansevero in Neapel. Überlegungen zum Christusbild der Frühaufklärung ; Andreas Gipper, Der Mythos von der weiblichen Revolution - Die Parthenopäische - Republik und ihre Darstellung in Literatur und Film ; Sabine Schrader, "La citt/ piF cinematografica al mondo" - Das frühe Kino Neapels ; Salvatore Pisani, Neapel - Imagologie einer spätmodernen Dystopie. Von der citt/-cartolina zu Gomorra ; Christine Ott, Napoli, sirena perversa - Elena Ferrantes Neapel als Matrix weiblicher Identitätsentwürfe ; Christiane Conrad von Heydendorff, Neapel als Nicht-Ort in der italienischen Gegenwartsliteratur - De Luca, De Silva, Saviano. (Romanica, 4)

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Item Number: 143907
Title: Pompei : La Villa Imperiale
Author: Pappalardo, M. ; Mario Grimaldi
Price: $235.00
ISBN: 9788888623863
Record created on 12/05/2016
Description: Napoli: Valtrend, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 382pp., 320 color illus.

Summary: La Villa Imperiale fu scoperta da Amedeo Maiuri a seguito dei bombardamenti dell'ultima Guerra Mondiale. Essa costituisce uno dei complessi più importanti di Pompei sia per l'enormità dell'impianto che per l'altissima qualità delle sue decorazioni che trovano confronto a Roma nei dipinti dalla Farnesina. Fu costruita abusivamente da privati, nell'ultimo decennio del I secolo a.C. nella fascia demaniale a ridosso delle mura urbane presso Porta Marina. Decorata originariamente in III stile con cicli pittorici raffinati ed eleganti che evidenziavano lo status sociale dei domini, fu rinnovata in IV stile a seguito di ingenti inflitrazioni d'acqua. L'edifico, munito di basis villae, si estendeva probabilmente su più livelli; attualmente visibili sono il primo, corrispondente al livello del portico, ed il secondo, completamente distrutto, sul pianoro dell'Antiquarium. L'esame dell'edificio mostra che architettura e decorazioni in III stile formavano un'unità progettuale in quanto prodotto creativo di un unico architetto, mentre la presenza di più cicli pittorici lascia intuire una generale atmosfera di ricchezza, cultura e lusso raffinato. (Pompeii, 4)

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Item Number: 149586
Title: Crime and Illusion : The Art of Truth in the Spanish Golden Age
Author: Pereda, Felipe
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781912554096
Record created on 10/02/2018
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 336pp., 118 color illus.

Summary: The book explores the artists’ skeptical reflection on the problematic relationship of painting and sculpture to the art of truth. According to an old historiographic tradition, the Spanish Golden Age placed the imitation of nature at the service of religion: its radical naturalism responded to the deep faith of that culture and moment. Crime & Illusion argues the opposite. It defends the thesis that the fundamental problem artists of the Golden Age confronted was not imitation but Truth. Moreover a large part, maybe the best part, of Spanish Baroque religious imagery is better understood as a complex exercise in addressing the spectators’ doubts. Hovering on the horizon of an emerging empiricism, artists created their images as pieces of evidence, arguments for belief. Crime & Illusion reconstructs and interprets this judicial or forensic aspect of early modern visual culture at the center of a political, religious, and scientific triangle. Finally, the book explores the artists’ skeptical reflection on the problematic relationship of painting and sculpture to the art of truth. (Studies in Baroque Art, 13)

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Item Number: 149636
Title: The astrological faith of Agostino Chigi - an interpretation of BALDASSARRE PERUZZI’s paintings in the Sala di Galatea of the Farnesina
Author: Saxl, Fritz
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788894810219
Record created on 10/18/2018
Description: Roma: Bardi, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 71pp., 2 color, 34 b&w illus. English translation of 1934 edition.

Summary: This fascinating work by Fritz Saxl analyses the horoscope frescoed in 1511 by Baldassarre Peruzzi on the Sala di Galatea vault of the Villa Farnesina, giving an interpretation of the events predicted to Agostino Chigi.

Contents: Part 1 by Fritz Saxl - The celestial buildings before the Farnesina - The astronomical interpretation of the vault's single paintings - What did the astrologists predict to Chigi? - Classical antiquity in the frescoes of the Farnesina - Astrology and Christianity in the Renaissance faith. Part 2 by Arthur Beer - The astronomical meaning and the date of the paintings of the Sala di Galatea vault. (Reale Accademia d'Italia, collezione "La Farnesina", 1)

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Item Number: 148580
Title: Urbanism and Empire in Roman Sicily
Author: Pfuntner, Laura
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781477317228
Record created on 04/03/2018
Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp., 19 b&w photos, 17 maps.

Contents: Sicily has been the fulcrum of the Mediterranean throughout history. The island’s central geographical position and its status as ancient Rome’s first overseas province make it key to understanding the development of the Roman Empire. Yet Sicily’s crucial role in the empire has been largely overlooked by scholars of classical antiquity, apart from a small number of specialists in its archaeology and material culture. Urbanism and Empire in Roman Sicily offers the first comprehensive English-language overview of the history and archaeology of Roman Sicily since R. J. A. Wilson’s Sicily under the Roman Empire (1990). Laura Pfuntner traces the development of cities and settlement networks in Sicily in order to understand the island’s political, economic, social, and cultural role in Rome’s evolving Mediterranean hegemony. She identifies and examines three main processes traceable in the archaeological record of settlement in Roman Sicily: urban disintegration, urban adaptation, and the development of alternatives to urban settlement. By expanding the scope of research on Roman Sicily beyond the bounds of the island itself, through comparative analysis of the settlement landscapes of Greece and southern Italy, and by utilizing exciting evidence from recent excavations and surveys, Pfuntner establishes a new empirical foundation for research on Roman Sicily and demonstrates the necessity of including Sicily in broader historical and archaeological studies of the Roman Empire.

Contents: 1. Urban Abandonment in the Late Republic and Early Principate (ca. 50 BC-AD 50). 2. Urban Abandonment in the High Empire (ca. AD 50-250). 3. The Southwestern Coast: Economic Integration, Political Privilege, and Urban Survival. 4. The Northeastern Coast: Civil War and Colonization. 5. Eastern Sicily: From Syracusan to Roman Hegemony. 6. Roman Urbanism in Sicily. 7. New Forms of Settlement in Roman Imperial Sicily. (Ashley and Peter Larkin Series in Greek and Roman Culture)

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Item Number: 135247
Title: Apogeo e Fine del Medioevo. 1288 - 1431 (La Pittura Medievale a Roma, 312-1431, Corpus, VI)
Author: Romano, Serena
Price: $245.00
ISBN: 9788816605534
Record created on 03/23/2015
Description: Milano-Roma: Jaca Book, 2018. 32cm., hardcover, 495pp., ca. 500 color illus.

Summary: Apogeo e fine del Medioevo 1288-1431 (Corpus-Atlante della pittura medievale a Roma 312-1431, vol.VI) è un volume di straordinaria novità e qualità sia scientifica che editoriale. Offre un viaggio attraverso il linguaggio pittorico di Roma lungo un secolo e mezzo: dagli anni dell’assoluto fulgore, tra fine Duecento e inizio Trecento, quando le chiese e le basiliche cittadine si ricoprirono di nuovi affreschi e di mosaici splendenti, ai decenni in cui la sede pontificia si era trasferita ad Avignone; fino al primo Quattrocento, quando, con il ritorno del papa a Roma, la città diviene ancora una volta il centro del mondo, il luogo dove accorrono gli artisti che stanno facendo nascere la civiltà del primo Rinascimento. Le opere di Pietro Cavallini, Jacopo Torriti, Filippo Rusuti, Giotto, fino a Masaccio, Masolino e Gentile da Fabriano, miracolosamente conservate o documentate, appaiono nel volume con la ricchezza di apparati che è abituale all’opera del Corpus-Atlante, di cui sono già usciti quattro precedenti volume. Nuove campagne fotografiche che fanno conoscere dipinti e mosaici come mai prima d’ora, nuovi materiali d’archivio, ricerche approfondite su documentazioni storiche, fanno di questo volume uno strumento irrinunciabile per specialisti, studenti e amatori dell’arte e della città di Roma..

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Item Number: 147112
Title: Delirious Naples : A Cultural History of the City of the Sun
Author: Pugliese, Stanislao G. ; Pellegrino D'Acierno (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9780823279982
Record created on 10/24/2017
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 288pp., 30 color, 28 b&w illus.

Summary: This book is addressed to “lovers of paradoxes” and we have done our utmost to assemble a stellar cast of Neapolitan and American scholars, intellectuals, and artists/writers who are strong and open-minded enough to wrestle with and illuminate the paradoxes through which Naples presents itself. Naples is a mysterious metropolis. Difficult to understand, it is an enigma to outsiders, and also to the Neapolitans themselves. Its very impenetrableness is what makes it so deliriously and irresistibly attractive. The essays attempt to give some hints to the answer of the enigma, without parsing it into neat scholastic formulas. In doing this, the book will be an important means of opening Naples to students, scholars and members of the community at large who are engaged in “identity-work.” A primary goal has been to establish a dialogue with leading Neapolitan intellectuals and artists, and, ultimately, ensure that the “deliriously Neapolitan” dance continues.

Contents: 1. Napòlide - A Man Without Naples, Erri de Luca. 2. Scuorno (Vergogna), Francesco Durante. 3. Naples/New York - Across the Watery Divide, B. Amore. 4. Auratic Detritus/Sublime Trash - "Rough Magic" or, The Art of Transfiguration in B. Amore's Naples/New York Installation, Pellegrino D'Acierno. 5. One Early Twenty-First Century Summer in Naples - A Personal Essay, John Domini. 6. Investigating Gilda Mignonette as a "Newpolitan" Approach to Popular Culture, Simona Frasca. 7. Go Make Naples - New Perspectives from Italian American Artists, Fred Gardaphé. 8. You Want To Be Americano?, Robert Zweig. 9. Words in Journey - Echoes From Pompeii, Angelo Cannavacciuolo. 10. One of These Days, Ilaria Marchesi and Simone Marchesi. 11. Mediterranean Crossroads - Naples as a Model of South-Centric Cosmopolitanism, Patrizia La Trecchia. 12. The Form and Language of the Neapolitan Baroque, Nick Napoli. 13. The Sansevero Chapel - A Case Study of the Neapolitan Enlightenment, Salvatore Napolitano. 14. Caravaggio's Mercy in Naples, Terence Ward. 15. Il Paradiso Abitato da Diavoli - Naples as the Obscure Object of Discourse, Pellegrino D'Acierno. 16. The Contact Zone - Where Organized Crime and Everyday Life Meet, Jason Pine. 17. Gomorrah - The Rest of the Story, Valerio Caprara. 18. Anna Maria Ortese - Breaking the Spell of Naples?, Andrea Baldi. 19. Filumena Marturano - Eduardo De Filippo's Beloved Whore, Rose De Angelis. 20. Matilde Serao's Art of Numbers - Naples and the Game of Lotto, Gabriella Romani. 21. Opera and the Classical Tradition in Naples, Joseph Rescigno. 22. Poetry, Charles Sant'Elia. 23. Evoking Naples in a Story and a Story About Stories, Gioia Timpanelli. 24. Tributes to Shirley Hazzard, Joseph Connors and Jonathan Galassi. 25. A Tribute to John Turturro's Passione, Stanislao Pugliese. 26. A Celluloid Tribute to Thomas Belmonte, Pellegrino D'Acierno.

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Item Number: 147113
Title: Delirious Naples : A Cultural History of the City of the Sun
Author: Pugliese, Stanislao G. ; Pellegrino D'Acierno (eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780823279999
Record created on 10/24/2017
Description: Bronx: Fordham University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 288pp., 30 color, 28 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 148363
Title: The Lost Library: The Legacy of Vilna's Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Author: Rabinowitz, Dan
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781512603095
Record created on 03/16/2018
Description: Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 296pp.

Summary: The story of the greatest prewar Jewish library in Europe. The Strashun Library was among the most important Jewish public institutions in Vilna, and indeed in Eastern Europe, prior to its destruction during World War II. Mattityahu Strashun, a man descended from a long and distinguished line of rabbis, bequeathed his extensive personal library of 5,753 volumes to the Vilna Jewish community upon his death in 1885, with instructions that it remain open to all. In the summer of 1941, the Nazis came to Vilna, plundered the library, and shipped many of its books to Germany for deposition at a future “Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question.” When the war ended, the recovery effort began. Against all odds, a number of the greatest treasures of the library could be traced. However, owing to its diverse holdings and its many prewar patrons, a custody battle erupted over the remaining holdings. Who should be heir to the Strashun Library? This book tells the story of the Strashun Library from its inception through the contentious battle for ownership following the war. Pursuant to a settlement in 1958, the remnants of the greatest prewar library in Europe were split between two major institutions: the secular YIVO in the United States and the religious library of the Chief Rabbinate in Israel, a compromise that struck at the heart of the library’s original unifying mission. (The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series)

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Item Number: 148394
Title: Contesting Modernity : Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975
Author: Ramirez, Mari Carmen (et al)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780300236897
Record created on 03/19/2018
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, or the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp., 305 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This fascinating exploration of Venezuelan Informalism charts the movement’s history from its beginnings in the mid-1950s to its last manifestations in the 1970s. Essays by an esteemed group of scholars discuss the variety, richness, and complexity of Informalism and examine the ways in which Venezuelan artists embraced many of the abstract, gestural tendencies contemporaneously developed in Abstract Expressionism, Tachism, and Art Informel. Providing a thorough and comprehensive overview of this artistically fertile, yet underappreciated, movement, this volume highlights the diverse approaches and the wide range of media employed by Informalism’s key practitioners, including Elsa Gramcko, Alberto Brandt, Francisco Hung, Daniel González, and the collective El Techo de la Ballena. Also featured are stunning works by internationally acclaimed figures who experimented with Informalism, such as Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Jesús Rafael Soto.

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Item Number: 149560
Title: RENI, I Barberini, I Corsini : Storia e fortuna di un capolavoro
Author: Pierguidi, Stefano
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9788833670157
Record created on 09/21/2018
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 176pp., 50 color illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Corsini, Roma.

Summary: Torna a Roma un’opera emblematica per le Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini: la Visione di sant’Andrea Corsini di Guido Reni (1575-1642) commissionata dai Corsini per la canonizzazione del santo vissuto nel Trecento, celebrata da Urbano VIII Barberini nel 1629. Il capolavoro di Reni, ospitato nelle sale del Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane fino al 1936, quando passò ai Corsini di Firenze (oggi è alla Galleria degli Uffizi) verrà per la prima volta messo a confronto con la sua replica eseguita nel 1732 da Agostino Masucci, rimasta sempre nella galleria di Palazzo Corsini in via della Lungara.

Guido, definito da Roberto Longhi come l’«Apelle clericale» per quella sua miracolosa fusione tra valori cristiani e ideali classici, fu uno dei protagonisti dell’arte europea di primo Seicento, ricercato e stimato da papi e regnanti al pari del solo Bernini. Il Sant’Andrea Corsini è in questo senso un capolavoro paradigmatico, un’immagine iconica della devozione seicentesca, intrisa di riferimenti a Raffaello e all’Antico, in un’inedita e fortunata formula alternativa al Barocco più tuonante di Bernini e Pietro da Cortona. Guido, dopo un serrato confronto con il naturalismo di Caravaggio, si sarebbe sempre mosso verso una pittura via via più rarefatta, approdando negli anni estremi della sua carriera a preziosi ed estenuati accordi cromatici, di lillà e aranci, quali quelli che si ammirano nella sua seconda interpretazione del tema di Sant’Andrea Corsini, anch’essa presente in mostra (1635-40 circa; Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale).

Nel 1730 venne eletto pontefice proprio un discendente del santo fiorentino, Lorenzo Corsini, che prese il nome di Clemente XII. A un secolo di distanza da quel fatidico 1630 che aveva visto la piena maturazione del Barocco, a Roma era ancora di piena attualità la declinazione più nobile ed eletta di quel linguaggio. E così non sorprende che il pontefice, per l’altare della cappella di famiglia nuovamente eretta in San Giovanni in Laterano, commissionasse una sontuosa replica in mosaico del dipinto di Guido. Allo specialista incaricato di realizzarla, Pietro Paolo Cristofari, venne fornito un modello su tela di dimensioni maggiori rispetto all’originale, modello eseguito da Masucci, pittore oggi pressoché sconosciuto al grande pubblico, ma allora considerato l’ultimo erede di quell’alta tradizione che da Raffaello, passando per Annibale Carracci e Guido Reni, arrivava a Carlo Maratti, suo maestro. Il successo di Masucci nella Roma del tempo fu soprattutto in veste di ritrattista, ed egli fu capace di rinnovare quel genere, anticipando quasi la ritrattistica di gruppo inglese della seconda metà del secolo, come si vede nella tela (presente in mostra) che celebrava un accordo diplomatico tra Portogallo e Santa Sede. Masucci non solo eseguì l’effigie ufficiale del pontefice, esposta in questa occasione, ma il suo doppio ritratto di Clemente XII e del cardinal nipote Neri Maria Corsini venne anch’esso tradotto in mosaico: il modello su tela e la versione musiva saranno messi a confronto nella mostra. Proprio come Reni un secolo prima, anche Masucci venne chiamato ad eseguire un dipinto di canonizzazione, l’Estasi della beata Caterina de’ Ricci, ancora oggi nella Galleria Corsini, spettacolare esempio della vena narrativa del pittore, capace di calare il mistero sacro in una dimensione terrena, più affabile e concreta.

Lo sperimentalismo tecnico di Reni, pittore che lavorò tanto ad affrescò quanto ad olio, su tela, rame, pietra di paragone e persino su seta, e venne replicato in mosaico già a partire dalla prima metà del Seicento, insieme alla sua eccezionale fortuna settecentesca attestata anche da copie in arazzo e ancora in mosaico, saranno l’oggetto della seconda parte della mostra. Il Putto dormiente di Reni ad affresco, staccato dal muro e ancora provvisto della sua cornice fatta eseguire appositamente dal cardinale Francesco Barberini nel 1629, attesta dell’eccezionale fortuna collezionistica del maestro, e della particolare predilezione che per lui ebbero i Barberini. Guido, al pari di Masucci un secolo dopo, era stato un grande ritrattista, e in mostra si potrà ammirare la versione musiva del suo Ritratto del cardinale Roberto Ubaldini, opera dello specialista Giovanni Battista Calandra. In occasione della mostra tornerà nella Galleria Corsini anche la Sibilla reniana in mosaico, oggi in Palazzo Pitti a Firenze, ma attestata nel Settecento nel palazzo in via della Lungara, un capolavoro di Mattia Moretti (il quale lavorò anche su cartoni di Masucci, per i mosaici inviati in Portogallo). Tanto lo Studio Vaticano del mosaico quanto l’arazzeria impiantata nel complesso di San Michele a Ripa diedero allora nuova vita alle invenzioni di Guido, celebrate anche attraverso la preziosità di quei materiali, in oggetti di squisita fattura destinati a servire come doni diplomatici.

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Item Number: 147592
Title: Laughing at Architecture : Architectural Histories of Humour, Satire and Wit
Author: Rosso, Michela
Price: $102.00
ISBN: 9781350022782
Record created on 12/11/2017
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp. ilus.

Contents: 1. Laughing at the Baroque - Architectural Satire in Words and Pictures, Susanna Pasquali. 2. 'Stumbling-Blocks' and 'Odoriferous Vapours' - Satirising the Building World in Georgian Dublin, Conor Lucey. 3. The Thorn of Scorn - John Nash and his All Souls Church for a Transformed Regency London, Daniela Roberts. 4. Architectural Caricatures and the Popular Reception of Gaudi's Oeuvre, Josep-Maria Garcia-Fuentes. 5. Polemics, Satire and Architecture - Adolf Loos' Writings and the Viennese Feuilleton, Ruth Hanisch. 6. Images of Contempt - Il Selvaggio on Architecture (1924 - 1943), Michela Rosso. 7. Osbert Lancaster, Kenneth Frampton. 8. Irrational Interiors - The Modern Domestic Landscape Seen in Caricatures, Gabirele Neri. 9. From Little Russia to Planet of the Apes - Popular Naming of Social Housing in Flanders, Evert Vandeweghe. 10. Saul Steinberg's Double-Take on the Metropolis, Christoph Lueder. 11. The Modern City in the Mirror of Humour - A Different Portrait, Olivier Ratouis. 12. Mocking the Modern Office in Films - 1960 - 1985, TBC. 13. Splendid? Preposterous! Chinese Arts Mock the Architectural Spectable, Angela Becher.

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