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Item Number: 149680
Title: Chambre Privée : Meisterwerke aus dem Wohnzimmer eines Sammlers
Author: Ayooghi, Sarvenaz (ed)
Record created on 11/05/18
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp., 60 color illus. Exhibition held at Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen. German text.
Summary: What does the living room look like of an art lover who collects "Old Masters? Does it have a Brueghel hanging over the sofa? And perhaps a Brouwer right next to the TV arm chair? Does a passionate collector of the arts even watch TV? The new exhibition series "Chambre Privee" will offer a loose succession of glimpses into such private spheres - as pop-up living rooms featuring original paintings and using photo canvases to capture the ambience and atmosphere of the art collector's home. The series of exhibitions will kick off with the living room of a private collector whose collection consists almost exclusively of Flemish and Dutch paintings. His initial inspi ration to collect came from a still life exhibition in Munster in 1979, which left such a lasting impression on him that he gave up his former passion for hunting. From then on - much to the delight of his wife - the hunting trophies on the walls at home gave way to paintings. The result is the living room as it looks today: a walk-in still life and, at the same time, a realisation of the 91-year-old collector's vision. His successful hunts for high-quality masterpieces have brought home works by the likes of Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Snyders, Adriaen Brouwer and Paul Bril.
His very first acquisition was a still life by the Dutch painter Jan van Os (1744 - 1808). "Quality was always our top priority. But first we had to work out what exactly quality means", says the collector. "My wife and I visited museums all over the world. Only through the act of looking can you sharpen your eye for quality. Numerous acquisitions followed - especially during the 1980s and '90s - all of them of the highest quality and with close connections to each other. For example, Jan Brueghel the Elder's "Seascape with Tomb of the Scipios" hangs flanked by works of his artist colleagues Joos de Momper and Paul Bril. Frans Snyders, the specialist for hunting and animal still lifes, painted at least 60 hunting scenes and animals for Peter Paul Rubens. Rubens, in turn, a passionate art collector himself, was the documented owner of 17 paintings by Adriaen Brouwer. And so, over the years, an eminently harmonious art collection evolved which now - for the very first time - the general public is also able to see and appreciate. The exhibition will be presented in two parts: first the Flemish paintings will come to Aachen; then, in early 2020, the Dutch paintings will be following.
Item Number: 149731
Title: Il Museo Diocesano d’arte sacra di Volterra
Author: Bavoni, Umberto (et al)
Record created on 11/29/18
Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 336pp., 300 images.
Contents: Studio e significati religiosi nelle opere d’arte, Andrea Muzzi ; La chiesa di SantAgostino dalle ‘fondamenta dell’umiltà fino alla visione di Dio’ – l’architettura e le arti, Claudio Casini ; Da chiesa-museo a museo-chiesa. Appunti su una ‘conversione’, Amedeo Mercurio ; Le carte raccontano, La nascita del Museo d’arte sacra di Volterra, Annamaria Ducci ; Catalogo (pp. 55-282) ; Le oreficerie del Museo diocesano d’arte sacra. Introduzione al Regesto, Daria Gastone ; Schede in Regesto.
Item Number: 149095
Title: Christ, Mary and the Saints : Reading Religious Subjects in Medieval and Renaissance Spain
Author: Beresford, Andrew M. ; Lesley K. Twomey (eds)
Record created on 06/11/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 386pp. illus.
Contents: Introduction - Reading Religious Subjects, Andrew M. Beresford and Lesley K. Twomey || Advocate of Eve - Marian Parturition in Medieval Iberian Literature and Culture, Ryan D. Giles || La sacralización del cuerpo de María en Juan López de Salamanca (para mujeres selectas) y Juan de Robles (para todos), Fernando Baños Vallejo || La lactancia en la hagiografía y las revelaciones femeninas - el caso de Juana de la Cruz, Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida || Knowing Christ Incarnate - Late-Medieval Women (Constanza de Castilla, Isabel de Villena, and Teresa de Cartagena) Writing the Senses, Lesley K. Twomey || On the Sources and Contexts of Late Medieval Castilian Devotional Practice - Pain and Popular Piety in Gómez Manrique's Representación del nacimiento de Nuestro Señor, Andrew M. Beresford || Pignora Sanctorum - reliquias y devoción en Hispania tras la conquista musulmana, Ariel Guiance || The Legend of Saint George in Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid MS 10252, Sarah V. Buxton || Sobre la tradición catalana medieval de la vida de Julián y Basilisa, Marinela Garcia Sempere || Listening and Learning from Oria in Berceo's Vida de Santa Oria, Connie L. Scarborough || Lecturas devotas y prohibiciones inquisitoriales - el caso de las vidas de María, Carme Arronis Llopis || La Vita Christi de Ludolfo de Sajonia y la Imago Pietatis - un ejemplo de complementariedad discursiva, Lluís Ramon i Ferrer || Mary's Virginity in Ramon Llull's Libre de Santa Maria, Sarah Jane Boss.
(Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, 66)
Item Number: 142942
Title: BERNINI 'tradotto' : La fortuna attraverso le stampe del tempo (1620-1720)
Author: Ciuffa, Benedetta
Record created on 09/15/16
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.
Item Number: 146377
Title: Picture Industry : A Provisional History of the Technical Image (1844–2017)
Author: Beshty, Walead (ed)
Record created on 08/02/17
Description: Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 864pp., 370 color, 220 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Curated by Walead Beshty, the exhibition "Picture Industry" explores the rich history of mechanically reproduced imagery from the 19th century to the present. It reflects upon transformations in the production, distribution, and consumption of photographic images as realized through its varied constructions of the corporeal, from its origin as a scientific tool and means of cultural investigation to its phenomenological effects on the viewer. The exhibition complexifies traditional accounts of the medium, drawing on its application in science and the humanities to contemporary art, and includes works and photographic documents by over 100 artists and practitioners spanning the late 19th century to the present. To accompany and extend the exhibition, "Picture Industry—A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018" is a major anthology of historic and contemporary writings by over 200 contributors, providing a rigorous and expansive survey of the photographic medium from its inception to now. It offers a resource through which to consider dominant threads in aesthetic theory, including selections from structuralist and poststructuralist explorations of representation, to German media theory, the study of cultural techniques, and the still-burgeoning realm of new media theory. Rather than attempting a definitive history, the publication posits an alternative approach to the myriad questions and debates associated with representation, presenting its technological history as inextricable from the social history of media, and staging this through the complex and multivalent relationship between the photographic image and the body, whether the body of the viewer, or that of the image. It includes excerpts and reprints of seminal texts, facsimiles of historical publications, and a series of edited conversations with artists Stan Douglas, Hito Steyerl, Martha Rosler, and Stephen Shore.
Item Number: 148905
Title: Alexander the Great : From His Death to the Present Day
Author: Boardman, John
Record created on 05/14/18
Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 24cm., hardcover, 176pp., 8 color, 36 b&w illus.
Summary: An illustrious scholar presents an elegant, concise, and generously illustrated exploration of Alexander the Great’s representations in art and literature through the ages. John Boardman is one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient Greece, and his acclaimed books command a broad readership. In this book, he looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world—from Scotland to China. Alexander’s defeat of the Persian Empire in 331 BC captured the popular imagination, inspiring an endless series of stories and representations that emerged shortly after his death and continues today. An art historian and archaeologist, Boardman draws on his deep knowledge of Alexander and the ancient world to reflect on the most interesting and emblematic depictions of this towering historical figure. Some of the stories in this book relate to historical events associated with Alexander’s military career and some to the fantasy that has been woven around him, and Boardman relates each with his customary verve and erudition. From Alexander’s biographers in ancient Greece to the illustrated Alexander “Romances” of the Middle Ages to operas, films, and even modern cartoons, this generously illustrated volume takes readers on a fascinating cultural journey as it delivers a perfect pairing of subject and author.
Item Number: 148104
Title: BRUEGEL : The Hand of the Master
Author: Sellink, Manfred ; Sabine Penot ; Ron Spronk (et al)
Record created on 02/13/18
Description: Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 303pp., 150 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. English edition.
Summary: On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions. They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist. Bruegel's inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.
Item Number: 149726
Title: Roma en México / México en Roma : Las academias de arte entre Europa y el Nuevo Mundo 1843-1867
Author: Capitelli, Giovanna ; Stefano Cracollici (eds)
Price: $52.50 Original Price: $75.00
Record created on 11/27/18
Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 384pp., 240 color illus.
Summary: Frutto di ricerche svolte tra Roma, Durham e Città del Messico, ma condotte anche in Spagna, Francia, Germania, Ungheria e negli Stati Uniti, il catalogo della mostra Roma en México / México en Roma. Las academias de arte entre Europa y el Nuevo Mundo (1843-1867) indaga sotto nuova luce le strettissime relazioni che nel campo delle arti figurative l’Accademia di San Carlos di Città del Messico stabilì con la scena artistica cosmopolita di Roma alla metà dell’Ottocento. Per oltre vent’anni, pittori, scultori, architetti messicani in fieri si educarono in Messico e a Roma seguendo il modello ‘purista’ dell’allora ancora indiscussa capitale universale delle arti. Le loro opere rappresentano oggi un capitolo di grande interesse nella storia della geografia artistica mondiale di quel secolo, riletto in questa occasione da dodici specialisti italiani e messicani. L’indagine parte da Roma e dal contesto delle arti europeo ed è tesa a ricostruire una ‘concordanza degli archivi’ tra due realtà geografiche, politiche e culturali molto distanti tra loro, offrendo profondità di campo e concretezza storica alle relazioni, amicizie e sodalizi tra le varie persone coinvolte e alla mobilità di opere e artisti che diedero vita a una delle vicende più affascinanti dell’arte messicana nella prima età repubblicana.
Contents: Apostar por Roma: arte en México en el siglo de la Independencia, Giovanna Capitelli y Stefano Cracolici - L'esemplarità di Roma: prassi e funzioni delle copie pittoriche, Carla Mazzarelli - Per un'arte civile: il paradigma romano nell'idea della scultura nazionale messicana dell'Ottocento, Stefano Grandesso - Carlo de Paris: Roma-Messico a/r, Elisa Camboni - El pueblo de Roma en las exposiciones de la Academia de San Carlos, 1848-1869, Angélica Velázquez Guadarrama - Roma: una 'patria comune' para los arquitectos, Hugo Arciniega Ávila - Academia y Modernidad: la Academia de San Carlos tras la reorganización de 1843, Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández - Museo Nacional de San Carlos, genealogía de una colección, Ana Leticia Carpizo González - CATÁLOGO, Elisa Camboni, Giovanna Capitelli, Stefano Cracolici, Zoltán Dragon, Stefano Grandesso, Carla Mazzarelli, Alberto Nulman, Serenella Rolfi Ožvald, Angélica Velázquez Guadarrama - APÉNDICE DOCUMENTAL - Antología de fuentes, editada por Stefano Cracolici.
Item Number: 148915
Title: Aesthetics of the Margins / The Margins of Aesthetics: Wild Art Explained
Author: Carrier, David ; Joachim Pissarro
Record created on 05/15/18
Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 240pp., 32 illus.
Contents: 1. Modern Foundations of the Art World. 2. The Classical Model: Dogmatism and Alternative Models of Looking. 3. Dawn of Modernity. 4. The Wise, the Ignorant, and the Possibility of an Art World that Transcends This Divide. 5. The Antinomy of Taste and Its Solution: Variations on a Theme by Duchamp. 6. The Museum Era. 7. Institution of Art History. 8. Art Beyond the Boundaries of the Art World. 9. The Fluid Nature of Aesthetic Judgments. 10. Kitsch, a Nonconcept: A Genealogy of the Indesignatable.
Item Number: 148396
Title: Renaissance Splendor : Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries
Author: Cleland, Elizabeth (et al)
Record created on 03/19/18
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.
Item Number: 148627
Title: The Architecture of Art History : A Historiography
Author: Crinson, Mark ; Richard J. Williams
Record created on 04/09/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 168pp. illus.
Summary: What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture
Contents: 1. The German Tradition. 2. The Architectural Unconscious – Steinberg and Baxandall. 3. Modernism- Institutional and Phenomenal. 4. From Image to Environment – Reyner Banham's Architecture. 5. The New Art History. 6. October's Architecture.
Item Number: 149133
Title: DELACROIX : La liberte d'etre soi
Author: de Font-Reaulx, Dominique
Record created on 06/15/18
Description: Paris: Cohen & Cohen, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, illus., most in color. French text.
Summary: Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) fut un des plus grands artistes français du XIXe siècle. Sa création artistique, riche, variée, multiple, le distingue. Héros de la génération romantique des années 1820, incarnant par ses succès teintés de scandale le renouveau de la peinture, il fut aussi un des plus grands peintres de décor religieux ou civils, jusqu’à la fin de sa vie. Travaillant seul, n’ayant fondé ni école, ni atelier, il fut pourtant reconnu comme maître et modèle par bien des artistes après lui. Coloriste talentueux, sa pratique du dessin, ignorée de son vivant, fut une des grandes révélations de la vente après son décès. Habité par le génie de la peinture, sûr dès ses plus jeunes années de son talent, il fut tenté par l’écriture, qu’il pratiqua toute sa vie, journal, correspondances, essais théoriques, courtes nouvelles. Cet ouvrage de référence abondamment illustré (plus de 400 reproductions) présentera, de manière transversale, l'ensemble des facettes de ce génie romantique.
Item Number: 148581
Title: The Codex Mexicanus : A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Author: Diel, Lori Boornazian
Record created on 04/03/18
Description: Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 82 color, 35 b&w illus.
Summary: Some sixty years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, a group of Nahua intellectuals in Mexico City set about compiling an extensive book of miscellanea, which was recorded in pictorial form with alphabetic texts in Nahuatl clarifying some imagery or adding new information altogether. This manuscript, known as the Codex Mexicanus, includes records pertaining to the Aztec and Christian calendars, European medical astrology, a genealogy of the Tenochca royal house, and an annals history of pre-conquest Tenochtitlan and early colonial Mexico City, among other topics. Though filled with intriguing information, the Mexicanus has long defied a comprehensive scholarly analysis, surely due to its disparate contents. In this pathfinding volume, Lori Boornazian Diel presents the first thorough study of the entire Codex Mexicanus that considers its varied contents in a holistic manner. She provides an authoritative reading of the Mexicanus’s contents and explains what its creation and use reveal about native reactions to and negotiations of colonial rule in Mexico City. Diel makes sense of the codex by revealing how its miscellaneous contents find counterparts in Spanish books called Reportorios de los tiempos. Based on the medieval almanac tradition, Reportorios contain vast assortments of information related to the issue of time, as does the Mexicanus. Diel masterfully demonstrates that, just as Reportorios were used as guides to living in early modern Spain, likewise the Codex Mexicanus provided its Nahua audience a guide to living in colonial New Spain.
Contents: Chapter 1. The Codex Mexicanus and Its World of Production. Chapter 2. Time and Religion in the Aztec and Christian Worlds. Chapter 3. Astrology, Health, and Medicine in New Spain. Chapter 4. Divine Lineage. A Genealogy of the Tenochca Royal House. Chapter 5. A History of the Mexica People. From Aztlan to Tenochtitlan to New Spain. Chapter 6. Conclusions and an Epilogue. Appendix 1. Pictorial Catechism, Codex Mexicanus. Appendix 2. Zodiac Text Transcription, Codex Mexicanus.
Item Number: 149738
Title: GIOVANNI AMBROGIO FIGINO pittore
Author: Pavesi, Mauro
Record created on 12/05/18
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.
Item Number: 148930
Title: Donor Portraits in Byzantine Art : The Vicissitudes of Contact between Human and Divine
Author: Franses, Rico
Record created on 05/16/18
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 260pp., 64 b&w illus.
Summary: This book explores the range of images in Byzantine art known as donor portraits. It concentrates on the distinctive, supplicatory contact shown between ordinary, mortal figures and their holy, supernatural interlocutors. The topic is approached from a range of perspectives, including art history, theology, structuralist and post-structuralist anthropological theory, and contemporary symbol and metaphor theory. Rico Franses argues that the term "donor portraits" is inappropriate for the category of images to which it conventionally refers and proposes an alternative title for the category, contact portraits. He contends that the most important feature of the scenes consists in the active role that they play within the belief systems of the supplicants. They are best conceived of not simply as passive expressions of stable, pre-existing ideas and concepts, but as dynamic proponents in a fraught, constantly shifting landscape. The book is important for all scholars and students of Byzantine art and religion.
Contents: 1. The History and Problematic of the Donor Portrait. 2. On Meaning in Portraits. The Knot of Intention and the Question of the Patron's Share. 3. Awaiting the End after the End. Sin, Absolution, and the Afterlife. 4. Exchange and Non-Exchange. The Gift between Human and Divine. 5. The Literal, the Symbolic, and the Contact Portrait. On Belief in the Interaction between Human and Divine. Postscript- The Problem of Terminology Again. Donor Portraits and Contact Portraits.
Item Number: 149704
Title: Luce Figura Paesaggio : Capolavori del seicento in Umbria. Perugia
Author: Galassi, Cristina
Price: $20.97 Original Price: $29.95
Record created on 11/15/18
Description: Foligno: Aguaplano, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 167pp., 55 color plates. Exhibition held at San Pietro, Perugia.
Summary: La mostra vuole gettare luce sull'enorme patrimonio artistico del Seicento in Umbria, documentandone in maniera eccellente la ricchezza e la varietà. L'Umbria, i suoi pittori e le sue committenze si mostrano partecipi di un secolo rivoluzionario per la cultura figurativa italiana, alla ricerca di nuove potenzialità espressive. Il percorso espositivo a cura di Cristina Galassi si articola attraverso un considerevole numero di dipinti, circa sessanta, rappresentativi delle varie correnti e tendenze che si affermano nel corso del XVII secolo: la cultura tardo manieristica di Federico Barocci e Ventura Salimbeni convive con il filone classicista di Gian Domenico Cerrini e di Sassoferrato, con il naturalismo di matrice caravaggesca e guercinesca (nei dipinti dello Spadarino, di Orazio e Artemisia Gentileschi), con l'espressività barocca di Pietro da Cortona, Pietro Montanini e François Perrier. Una pluralità di accenti che riserverà delle sorprese in una regione famosa soprattutto per il suo patrimonio archeologico, per i suoi monumenti di epoca medievale e per il suo Rinascimento.
Item Number: 149714
Title: GIROLAMO GENGA : una via obliqua alla maniera moderna
Author: Agosti, Barbara (et al)
Record created on 11/21/18
Description: Bologna: Fondazione Federico Zeri, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 448pp., 15 color, 193 b&w illus.
Summary: Il volume raccoglie i contributi del seminario Girolamo Genga: una via obliqua alla maniera moderna (Bologna, Fondazione Federico Zeri | Pesaro, Villa Imperiale 30 giugno ? 2 luglio 2016). Seminario nato a conclusione di una lunga campagna di ricerche di cui si condividono qui risultati, prospettive e interrogativi. La sequenza dei 15 saggi, riflessa in un selezionato atlante di immagini, mira a rimettere a fuoco l'affascinate, autonomo e problematico percorso di Girolamo Genga (Urbino 1476?1551) nel passaggio dalla formazione, accanto a Luca Signorelli e Perugino, alla Maniera moderna. Un'evoluzione maturata, come pittore, in dialogo con i grandi modelli fiorentini, senesi e romani suoi contemporanei, da Beccafumi, a Michelangelo, a Raffaello, fino all'impegno come architetto di corte. Viene riconsiderata nel suo complesso anche la diffusione del linguaggio moderno operata da Genga in ambito architettonico, sullo sfondo della ridefinizione dei rapporti tra artista e committente nel contesto sociale e politico dell'Italia nel primo Cinquecento.
Contents: Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, L'altra 'strada per Roma'. percorso per Girolamo Genga pittore, con l'aiuto di Federico Zeri // Barbara Agosti, Vasari e Genga // Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Ricognizione sui disegni genghiani agli Uffizi. Proposte di lettura // Alessandro Delpriori, Girolamo Genga e Luca Signorelli, ipotesi per un nuovo percorso // Andrea De Marchi, Il difficile affrancamento del giovane Girolamo da Urbino a Firenze, a lato di Timoteo Viti // Furio Rinaldi, Girolamo Genga and Timoteo Viti- Design Practices between Urbino and Siena // Alessandro Angelini, Marco Fagiani, Genga e Beccafumi nella Siena di Pandolfo Petrucci // Silvia Ginzburg, Genga tra Raffaello e Bartolomeo della Porta // David Ekserdjian, La pala di Genga per Cesena- committenza e iconografia // Anna Colombi Ferretti, Alcune riflessioni su Girolamo Genga- l'attività in Romagna // Maria Beltramini, Claudia Cerasaro, Attorno alla pala di Cesena- composizione, struttura dell'altare e architettura dipinta // Roberto Bartalini, Genga nell'Urbe // Francesco Benelli, Fonti e considerazioni su Genga pittore di architetture e architetto scenografo dell'Imperiale // Daniele Benati, Genga e il cantiere decorativo dell'Imperiale- protagonisti e comparse // Sandra Pattanaro, Una "fonte [...] di loggia a guisa" - qualche nuova considerazione sui Dossi a Pesaro.
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Item Number: 149718
Title: "E ridusse al moderno" - GIOTTO gotico nel rinnovamento delle arti
Author: Monciatti, Alessio
Record created on 11/23/18
Description: Spoleto: CISAM, Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 400pp. text, 80 plates.
Summary: Anche per la migliore tradizione di studi giotteschi la piena maturità del maestro resta la stagione della sua operosa vita meno assestata nella ricostruzione storica dei fatti e nella valutazione critica. Il volume si concentra sul decennio che all’incirca intercorse fra i murali della cappella Peruzzi e gli affreschi della cappella Bardi di Santa Croce in Firenze. Queste e le altre opere, realizzate anche ad Assisi e Roma, sono analizzate singolarmente nella specificità dei loro esiti formali e valutandone l’intero processo generativo, dall’occasione della committenza alla loro intelligenza ed esecuzione. Giotto «ebbe [allora] l’arte più compiuta che avesse mai più nessuno» (Cennini) e dimostra il definitivo sviluppo della sua arte: nelle singole realtà figurative è moderno, gotico, per stile e nella concezione delle immagini, che fonda una rinnovata considerazione dell’arte e dell’artista.
Contents: I. La cappella Peruzzi e il suo momento - 1. Il patronato e l'avvio della decorazione di Santa Croce - 2. Temi e disposizioni iconografici - 3. Il polittico di Raleigh e l'arredo dell'altare - 4. Vertice di stile e crocevia per la pittura fiorentina - II. Gli esiti del cantiere della basilica di San Francesco in Assisi - 1. Continuità giottesche - 2. Il transetto destro, e della collaborazione artistica - 3. Le allegorie delle Vele. Programma, progetto, esecuzione - 4. 'Le facciate di sopra dalle bande dell'altar maggiore' - III. 'L'opere che per lui furon dipinte in Firenze' - 1. La Dormitio Virginis e la croce dipinta per Ognissanti - 2. 'Giotto e bottega'. Moltiplicazione delle opere e articolazione dei modi - 3. Ritorni alla Badia: le storie mariane della cappella maggiore - 4. Polittici smembrati e discussi - IV. Ancora a Roma, in San Pietro - 1. Tracce e miti: il 1313 e 'Vignone' - 2. La Curia, Roma e la committenza del cardinal Jacopo Stefaneschi - 3. Lacerti di affreschi dalla treguna - 4. Il polittico super eiusdem basilice sacrosanctum altare - V. La cappella Bardi - 1. La committenza, la costruzione e il programma - 2. Le scelte iconografiche per un altro ciclo francescano - 3. Su invenzione e stile - 4. Circostanze esecutive - VI. Fatti storiografici.
(Uomini e mondi medievali, 57)
Item Number: 149720
Title: ROBERT GRANJON, Letter-Cutter, 1513-1590 : An oeuvre-catalogue
Author: Vervliet, Hendrik D.L
Price: $52.50 Original Price: $75.00
Record created on 11/23/18
Description: New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 200pp. illus.
Summary: This book, by typographic scholar Hendrik Vervliet, is a survey of the life and work of the sixteenth-century letter-cutter Robert Granjon (1513-1590). With his contemporary Claude Garamont, he is considered one of the best and most influential figures in the history of type design. Vervliet begins with a biography, recounting Granjon's career as a punchcutter and publisher during periods in Paris, Lyons, Antwerp, and Rome. A freelance craftsman, Granjon wandering throughout Europe in search of markets in which to earn his livelihood selling sets of matrices of his founts. Granjon's most durable contributions are his Italics, his Flowers, his Civilités (a new rendering of the old French Bastarda letter), and his Slavic and Oriental founts, whose elegance equals the calligraphy of the best manuscripts. The author devotes several chapters to chronologies of Granjon's publications and founts, and to classifications of his types. The final long chapter consists of facsimile reproductions of Granjon's types, including Arabic, Armenian, Civilité, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Italic, Music, Phonetic, Roman, and Syriac founts, as well as Script initials, Flowers, and Varia.
Item Number: 149724
Title: San Clemente In Rome - A New Reconstruction Of The Early 5th Century Basilica And Its Origin
Author: Heikonen, Juhana
Record created on 11/26/18
Description: Espoo: Aalto University, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 242pp. illus., most in color. English text.
Summary: The Basilica of San Clemente in Rome has a long history. The present day 12th century church was thought to be the early Christian basilica mentioned by Jerome until the excavations in the 19th century. The still ongoing archaeological excavations at the site have exposed not only the "Lower Church" of the 5th century but also a horrea and a domus with a Mithraeum, reaching republican layers of Roman urban history. The main theme of this dissertation concerns the building phases from the 3rd century throughout the 5th century when the first proper Christian basilica was finished. There have been conflicting theories about the function of the 3rd century building. The first theories saw St. Clement's house church transformed into a domus ecclesiae and further to an aula ecclesiae and finally into a regular basilica below the present San Clemente. Several theories have been discussed and abandoned, but there are still unanswered questions about the 3rd century building's function - whether it was an Imperial mint or a private building. The aim of this dissertation is a set of sequenced reconstructions of San Clemente according to The London Charter principles of virtual archaeology along the typological developments of the Roman basilica and the late antique domus as a source of early Christian Roman Sakraltopographie.
Item Number: 148388
Title: Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art: The Arthur Drexler Years, 1951-1986
Author: Hines, Thomas S
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2019. 26cm., hardcover, 264pp., 101 b&w illus.
Summary: Arthur Drexler (1921-1987) served as the curator and director of the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) from 1951 until 1986-the longest curatorship in the museum's history. Over four decades he conceived and oversaw trailblazing exhibitions that not only reflected but also anticipated major stylistic developments. Although several books cover the roles of MoMA's founding director, Alfred Barr, and the department's first curator, Philip Johnson, this is the only in-depth study of Drexler, who gave the department its overall shape and direction. During Drexler's tenure, MoMA played a pivotal role in examining the work and confirming the reputations of twentieth-century architects, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Exploring unexpected subjects-from the design of automobiles and industrial objects to a reconstruction of a Japanese house and garden-Drexler's boundary-pushing shows promoted new ideas about architecture and design as modern arts in contemporary society. The department's public and educational programs projected a culture of popular accessibility, offsetting MoMA's reputation as an elitist institution. Drawing on rigorous archival research as well as author Thomas S. Hines's firsthand experience working with Drexler, Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art analyses how MoMA became a touchstone for the practice and study of midcentury architecture.
Item Number: 148210
Title: The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility and Dissent
Author: Keshavarz, Mahmoud
Record created on 02/26/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 132pp. illus.
Summary: The Design Politics of the Passport presents an innovative study of the passport and its associated social, political and material practices as a means of uncovering the workings of 'design politics'. It traces the histories, technologies, power relations and contestations around this small but powerful artefact to establish a framework for understanding how design is always enmeshed in the political, and how politics can be understood in terms of material objects. Combining design studies with critical border studies, alongside ethnographic work among undocumented migrants, border transgressors and passport forgers, this book shows how a world made and designed as open and hospitable to some is strictly enclosed, confined and demarcated for many others - and how those affected by such injustices dissent from the immobilities imposed on them through the same capacity of design and artifice.
Item Number: 149678
Title: Synagogue and Museum
Author: Kessler, Katrin (et al)
Price: $34.97 Original Price: $49.95
Record created on 11/05/18
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 192pp., 151 images.
Summary: Synagogues are complex, highly significant and polyvalent spaces of religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reveal the interdependencies on the surrounding cultures. Ever since the Shoah, historic synagogues especially in Europe have gained high importance as focal points of remembrance and education. This volume presents selected papers of the 3rd International Congress on Jewish architecture “Synagogue and Museum.” The conference at the Technische Universität Braunschweig focused on examining the worldwide phenomenon of synagogues in and as museums within an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers discuss theoretical and historical approaches as well as practical examples from Austria, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia and the USA.
Contents: Ulrich Knufinke, Synagogues in Museum, Synagogues as Museums, Synagogues and Museums - Introductory Reflections on an Ambivalent Subject || Ismar Schorsch, You Can't Be Holy Alone || Annette Weber, Synagogues and Museums and Their Perception in German Public Culture Before and After World War II || Sabine Offe, Synagogues as Traces || Ilia Rodov, Synagogue as Museum - Ritual and Exposition || Naomi Simhony, Synagogue Exhibitions in National Museums in the State of Israel || Jutta Dick, Dynamics of a Room || Renato Athias, Memory and Architectural Preservation of the First Synagogue in the Americas || Marc Grellert, Synagogues in Germany. 20 Years of Virtual Reconstructions in Museums || Sergey R. Kravtsov, The Jewish Museum in L'viv - Genius Loci and Realpolitik || Boris Khaimovich, Museum of Jewish History in Russia - Its Goals and Its Activities || Zvi Orgad, Synagogue on Display - The Case of the Unterlimpurg Prayer Room || Alexander von Kienlin, Ancient Synagogues as Historical Source || Miranda Crowdus, Redefining the 'Music-Object' - Dissonances in the Material Representation / Display of the Synagogue || Hans-Christof Haas, The Sukkah of Rabbi Mendel Rosenbaum in Zell am Main / Lower Franconia - Tradition - Research - Presentation || Konstantin Wächter, Berlin - Authenticity of Former Synagogue Sites - Heritage in the Void || Ron Epstein, Synagogues in Switzerland - A Special Case? || Martha Keil. "Who Needs the Judentempel?" The Former Synagogue of St. Pölten (Lower Austria) and its Cultural Location || Monika Grübel, LVR - Cultural Centre Rödingen Village Synagogue || Gabi Rudolf, The Arnstein Synagogue - A Visual Fragment of (Almost) Invisible Jewish History in Lower Franconia || Givi Gambashidze, Museum - Place of Peace. The David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations || Eszter Gantner, Synagogues as Space of Conflicts - The Formal Synagogue in Esztergom, Hungary || Hans-Jürgen Derda, Interfaith Dialogue - A Concept of a Museum of Religions at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (Brunswick State Museum) || Benigna Schönhagen, The Example of Augsburg || Sebastian Ristow and Christiane Twiehaus, The Medieval Synagogue of Cologne - Archaeology and Exhibition Concept in the New Museum "MiQua".
(Schriftenreihe der Bet Tfila-Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa - Publications of Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe, 10)
Item Number: 148219
Title: Expression and Sensibility. Art Technological Sources and the Rise of Modernism
Author: Krekel, Christoph (et al)
Record created on 02/28/18
Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 156pp. illus.
Summary: The papers in this ATSR conference volume show that research into art technological sources from ‘the rise of modernism’ is obviously a specialised area of research, very different from the situation that is found, for example, in the case of medieval sources. On the one hand, there are far more sources, both visual and textual, but on the other, the sheer amount of material means that basic work such as critical editions of major textbooks, definition of technical terms, the trade in artists’ material etc. is yet to be done. The period between 1850 and 1940 is characterised by completely new artistic ideas and concepts as well as the introduction of many new products such as tubes of oil, tempera-based paints, synthetic organic pigments etc. offered by artists’ colourmen, and industrial product ranges including metallic pigments. Some artists – often unfamiliar with the technical properties and qualities of ready-made products – reacted to these developments by introducing innovative artistic techniques while others reintroduced technical concepts that were considered obsolete by established institutions, or originated from non-European civilisations. There was a revival of interest in medieval and antique art technological sources, and German paint technologists in particular became involved with artists’ materials, their use and studies of their material properties. The papers in this volume discuss the situation of artists during the early age of industrialisation in several European countries, the benefits and challenges that the new materials brought to artistic practice and their effect on the ways in which techniques were taught in the art academies. For innovative artists the new materials were significant, but others were sceptical of the new industrial products and there was a struggle towards the standardisation and documentation of working processes, paints and even aesthetic concepts.
Contents: Feeling the techniques of the past- establishing a link between later 19th-century French painting techniques and their historical European predecessors ; Isabelle Nové ; 'The golden age of the living painter 1860-1914'? How debt, default and London's declining art market affected painters in the second half of the 19th century, Sally Woodcock ; 'Shilling vade-mecums'- watercolour painting manuals and the advancement of watercolour 1850?1880, Fiona Mann ; Italian artists' self-taught 'compensation strategies' for their lack of technical training- a study on Gino Severini, Margherita d'Ayala Valva ; The disparity between sources and practice in mid-19th-century English church wall painting, Elisabeth Woolley ; The use of pigments in 19th-century oil paintings in Portugal- a comparative study of documentary sources and artists' practice, Ângela Ferraz, Marta Félix Campos, Diego Sanches and Leslie Carlyle ; Die Farben fließen, die Linien ragen empor, im Schatten glühen die Früchte- the working processes of Arnold Böcklin and Hans von Marées, Wibke Neugebauer ; Diego Rivera's revival of encaustic painting- the use of wax in Mexican avant-garde painting, Sandra Zetina ; An introduction to a questionnaire concerning painting technique from the Silesian Museum of Fine Arts in Wroc?aw, 1899?1938, Silke Beisiegel ; Evaluation of selected written sources on the painting techniques of Heinrich Campendonk and Heinrich Nauen, Stefanie Meyer and Jenny Annika Nieberle ; Between chance and choice- Max Ernst's frottages and grattages on canvas from the Menil Collection, Houston, Ellen Hansbach Bernal and Anikó Bezúr ; Poisonous and unstable- iodine-based pigments in the source literature and beyond, Jilleen Nadolny ; Metallic paints and modernism- artists' writings and documentary sources, Maria Kokkori, Ken Sutherland and Francesco Casadio ; Presenting the technical development of painting at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Kathrin Kinseher ; The chemist Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932) and his wide network of contemporary art technologists, Albrecht Pohlmann ; Die Wiedergeburt der Farbe- Bruno Taut's understanding of colour, Stephanie Dietz ; How to secure the quality of artists' paints? Towards the regulation of artists' paints in Germany, Andreas Burmester ; Between art and science- painting technique workshops by Kurt Wehlte , Monika Kammer ; Harriet Backer- the artist's paint tubes in Uvdal stave church and her corresponding paintings, Hartmut Kutzke and Tine Froysaker ; Fritz Gerhardt's casein paint- a material for mural and easel painting around 1900, Eva Reinkowski-Häfner.
Item Number: 149286
Title: PIRRO LIGORIO’s Worlds : Antiquarianism, Classical Erudition and Visual Arts in the Late Renaissance
Author: Loffredo, Fernando ; Ginette Vagenheim (eds)
Record created on 07/10/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 428pp. illus.
Summary: The aim of this volume on Pirro Ligorio’s worlds is to create for the first time a dialogue among renowned Ligorio specialists and emerging young scholars on various aspects of the artistic, antiquarian and intellectual production of one of the most fascinating and learned antiquarians in the prestigious entourage of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The book intends to step away, once and for all, from the almost Manichean approach that generated a distorted vision of his figure and works, especially trough the complex topic of his forgeries. The investigation of this aspect, that will reveal the necessity of a more nuanced study of this activity, is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of some neglected areas of Ligorio's life.
Contents: 1. Pirro Ligorio's Antiquarian Philology, Robert W. Gaston. 2. Editing Ligorio's Epigraphic Manuscripts: New Discoveries and New Issues, Silvia Orlandi. 3. The Epigraphical Forgeries in the Construction of Pirro Ligorio's Libro XXXIX on Roman Antiquities, Nicoletta Balistreri. 4. Drawing Circles: Pirro Ligorio's Working Methods as Evidenced in His Numismatic Manuscripts, Sarah E. Cox. 5. Pirro Ligorio's Evidence for the Cult of Jupiter Dolichenus in Rome and Religious Life at the Barracks, Blair Fowlkes-Childs. 6. Pirro Ligorio and Sicilian Antiquities: Indifference or an Unwitting "Short Circuit"?, Federico Rausa. 7. Looking for Sirens: Ancient Sites in Naples According to Pirro Ligorio, Anna Schreurs. 8. Pirro Ligorio's Casino of Pius IV Reconsidered, or, Why People Love Ligorio's Buildings, Arnold Nesselrath. 9. Pirro Ligorio and St Peter's Basilica: More on the Historical-Christian Investigations and on a Medieval 'Reuse' in the Casino of Pius IV, Carmelo Occhipinti. 10. The Villa d'Este at Tivoli and Its Gardens in Marc-Antoine Muret's Tivoli Cycle of Poems and Uberto Foglietta's Tyburtinum, George Hugo Tucker. 11. Pirro Ligorio's Oxford Album, Ian Campbell. 12. In the Shadow of Polidoro da Caravaggio: Pirro Ligorio as a Draftsman, Ginette Vagenheim. 13. "Pirro Ligorio Neapolitan Painter," 1534-1549 (With a New Addition on His Late Activity as an Architect), Patrizia Tosini. 14. Pirro Ligorio and Sculpture, or, on the Reproducibility of Antiquity, Fernando Loffredo.
(Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 293/34)
Item Number: 148520
Title: National Gallery Catalogues: The Eighteenth-Century French Paintings
Author: Wine, Humphrey
Record created on 03/28/18
Description: London: National Gallery, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 632pp., 440 color illus.
Summary: The impressive collection of 18th-century French paintings at the National Gallery, London, includes important works by Boucher, Chardin, David, Fragonard, Watteau, and many others. This volume presents over seventy detailed and extensively illustrated entries that expand our understanding of these paintings. Comprehensive research uncovers new information on provenance and on the lives of identified portrait sitters. Humphrey Wine explains the social and political contexts of many of the paintings, and an introductory essay looks at the attitude of 18th-century Britons to the French, as well as the market for 18th-century French paintings then in London salerooms.
Item Number: 149753
Title: San Salvatore in Ognissanti : La chiesa e il convento
Author: Spinelli, Riccardo (ed)
Record created on 12/17/18
Description: Firenze: Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 333pp., hundreds of color illus.
Contents: R. Mancini, La chiesa e il convento di Ognissanti - religiosita, devozione e potere politico. || F. Sottili, Vox super aquas intonuit - L'infinito cantiere di Ognissanti. || S. Chiodo, Una sguardo indietro sul filo della memoria - La chiesa egli umiliati in eta gotica. || A. Donati / D. Lauri, Un tesoro dimenticato - i corali liturgici. || N. Pons, La pittura del Quattrocento in Ognissanti. || S. Ciappi, Domenico Ghirlandaio e i vetri raffigurati negli affreschi di Ognissanti. || C. Gnoni Mavarelli, Il cenacolo di Ognissanti, da refettorio conventuale a museo statale - dall'ultimo tempo degli umiliati al rinnovamenti degli osservanti. || A. Grassi, La pittura della prima meta del Seicento. || L. Conigliello, La decorazione del chiostro di Ognissanti. || R. Spinelli, La pittua e i decori in Ognissanti nella seconda meta del Seicento. || R. Spinelli, La pittura e i decori del Settecento in Ognissanti. || L. Berretti, Un pittore riscoperto in Ognissanti - fra Alberigo Clemente Carlini nella cappella del Presepe. || R. Spinelli, Le compagnie laicali in Ognissanti (secoli XVI-XVIII). || D. Pegazzano, La scultura in Ognissanti dal Trecento al Seicento. || E. Nardinocchi, Le arti per il culto - Oreficerie e parati sacri della chiesa di Ognissanti. || S. Bietoletti, Dal Neoclassicismo al secondo dopoguerra. Arte moderna in Ognissanti. || R. Sinelli, Le decorazioni pittoriche del convento d'Ognissanti (XVI-XVIII secolo).
Item Number: 149596
Title: Dudley House
Author: Stourton, James ; Marc Walter (photos) ; Prince of Wales (foreward)
Record created on 10/04/18
Description: Paris: Swan Editeur, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, 496pp. , ca. 400 color plates. English text.
Summary: A faithful and inspired rendition of Dudley House, a rare Park Lane survivor, the only great aristocratic house in the capital from the 18th/19th centuries that is now fully occupied as a family home; an exceptional residence, as lavishly restored in accordance with its owner’s wishes. To give the most comprehensive idea of the beauty, style and treasures of Dudley House, this book is a room-to-room visit of the place, revealing both the overall harmony of the house and the wealth of detail in its interior layout and furniture. A fresh view of Dudley House by contrasting overall perspectives and close-ups and by varying angles and viewpoints to recreate the essence of the house.
Contents: Introduction ; The Entrance Hall ; The Waiting Room ; The Library ; The Morning Room ; The Evening Room ; The Dining Room ; The Breakfeast Room ; The Grand Staircase ; The Atrium ; Le Boudoir ; The Conservatory ; The Yellow Drawing Room ; The Blue Drawing Room ; The Ballroom ; The Picture Gallery.
Item Number: 149732
Author: Tabolli, Jacopo ; Orlando Cerasuolo (eds)
Record created on 11/29/18
Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 280pp., 14 color, 54 b&w photos, 39 b&w illus.
Summary: Reputed to be the richest city of Etruria, Veii was one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world. It was located ten miles northwest of Rome, and the two cities were alternately allied and at war for over three hundred years until Veii fell to Rome in 396 BCE, although the city continued to be inhabited until the Middle Ages. Rediscovered in the seventeenth century, Veii has undergone the longest continuous excavation of any of the Etruscan cities. The most complete volume on the city in English, Veii presents the research and interpretations of multiple generations of Etruscan scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. Their essays are grouped into four parts. The first provides a general overview of archaeological excavation at Veii and discusses the different types of methodologies employed over the years. The second part narrates the history of Etruscan occupation of the city and its role in the greater Mediterranean world. The third section examines the surviving material culture of Veii, including pottery, painting, sculpture, metalworking, and architectural terracottas. Finally, the legacy of Veii is discussed, and a chronology of the site is presented. This pioneering research offers all students of the ancient Mediterranean a new understanding of the development of Veii and its territory from the late Bronze Age to the Roman conquest, as well as of the interactions of Veii with nearby sites and territories in central Tyrrhenian Italy.
Contents: 1. Veii, the Stratigraphy of an Ancient Town: A Case Study of Piazza d'Armi (Valeria Acconcia). 2. City and Landscape: The Survey (Roberta Cascino). 3. The Emptyscapes Project: Filling Gaps in Space and Time at Veii (Stefano Campana). 4. Toward Veii: The Bronze Age (Francesco di Gennaro). 5. Veii and Its Territory from the Final Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (Folco Biagi). 6. Veii in the Eighth Century BCE (Alessandra Piergrossi). 7. Veii and the Others: Closest Neighbors (Jacopo Tabolli). 8. The Orientalizing Period (Orlando Cerasuolo). 9. Veii during the Seventh and Sixth Centuries BCE: Political Structure and Organization of the Territory (Gilda Bartoloni and Anna De Santis). 10. Veii and the Greeks (Francesca Boitani). 11. Veii and the Near East (Annette Rathje). 12. Veii during the Archaic Period (Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE) (Gilda Bartoloni and Laura M. Michetti). 13. The Sanctuary of Portonaccio (Giovanni Colonna). 14. Cult Evidence from the Urban Sanctuaries at Veii (Ingrid Edlund-Berry). 15. The Epigraphical Evidence (Daniele Federico Maras). 16. The Defensive System (Luca Pulcinelli). 17. Early Iron Age Pottery (Sara Neri). 18. Orientalizing Pottery (Silvia ten Kortenaar). 19. Archaic, Late Archaic, and Classical Pottery (Maria Teresa Di Sarcina and Federica Pitzalis). 20. Metal Production (Matteo Milletti and Luciana Drago). 21. Wall Painting (Francesca Boitani). 22. Stone Sculpture (Iefke van Kampen). 23. Kilns and Evidence of Ceramic Production (Barbara Belelli Marchesini). 24. Architectural Terracottas (Nancy A. Winter and Claudia Carlucci). 25. Furius Camillus and Veii (Christopher Smith).
(Cities of the Etruscans)
Item Number: 148751
Title: Prince of the Press : How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library
Author: Teplitsky, Joshua
Record created on 04/24/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 25cm., hardcover, 336pp., 34 b&w illus.
Summary: David Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books, all of which have survived and are housed in the Bodleian Library of Oxford. His remarkable collection testifies to the myriad connections Jews maintained with each other across political borders. Oppenheim’s world reached the great courts of European nobility, and his family ties brought him into networks of power, prestige, and opportunity that extended from Amsterdam to the Ottoman Empire. His impressive library functioned as a unique source of personal authority that gained him fame throughout Jewish society and beyond. His story brings together culture, commerce, and politics, all filtered through this extraordinary collection. Based on the careful reconstruction of an archive that is still visited by scholars today, Joshua Teplitsky’s book offers a window into the social life of books in early modern Europe.
Item Number: 149574
Title: TINTORETTO e la scuola della Trinità
Author: Donati, Andrea ; Silvia Marchiori
Record created on 09/27/18
Description: Foligno: Etgraphiae, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 128pp. illus., most in color.
Summary: Il volume, che contiene due saggi storico-artistici, tavole e illustrazioni a colori, un catalogo ragionato, un regesto documentario, tabelle, bibliografia e indice, narra la storia del priorato e della scuola della Trinità, che sorgevano anticamente a Venezia dove poi l'architetto Longhena progettò la basilica della Salute e il palazzo dei Somaschi. Quei luoghi sono oggi la sede del Seminario e della Pinacoteca Manfrediniana. Il priorato fu appannaggio dei cavalieri Teutonici dal medioevo fino al 1512, quando papa Giulio II lo concesse ai Lippomano, una potente famiglia patrizia veneziana, e per diversi anni fu il punto di riferimento per personaggi religiosi carismatici, quali Gian Pietro Carafa, Gaetano Thiene, Ignazio di Loyola, Girolamo Miani. Tra il 1547 e il 1550 la Trinità fu decorata prima da Francesco Torbido, poi da Jacopo Tintoretto. Il volume contiene la storia dei dipinti della Creazione del Mondo, Adamo ed Eva, Caino e Abele, e altri ancora. Contiene anche il restauro delle Nozze di Cana del Tintoretto. Le ricerche storiche e i documenti hanno consentito di ricostruire la storia del priorato e della scuola, precisando la consistenza e la cronologia dei dipinti di Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Francesco Torbido, Jacopo Tintoretto, Maarten de Vos, Pietro Malombra, Matteo Ponzone, Giovanni Antonio Fumiani. I saggi parlano di aspetti chiave della carriera di Tintoretto in relazione ai dipinti e ai soggetti biblici realizzati per la Trinità, mentre nel catalogo sono ricostruite virtualmente tutte le opere.
Contents: Premessa, Andrea Donati ; Il priorato dei Teutonici e la scuola della Trinitá - dai Lippomano ai Somaschi, Silvia Marchiori ; Tintoretto e i dipinti della scuola della Trinità, Andrea Donati ; Tavole ; Catalogo, Andrea Donati ; La chiesa e la scuola della Trinità in Dorsoduro - Regesto, Livia Marchi ; Jacopo Tintoretto e le Nozze di Cana già dei Crociferi nella sagrestia della basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Amalia Donatella Basso (et al).
Item Number: 148951
Title: The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual
Author: Uro, Risto (et al)
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 26cm., hardcover, 752pp.
Contents: Introduction: Ritual in the study of early Christianity, Risto Uro || Ritualization and Ritual Invention, Barry Stephenson || Ritual as Action, Performance, and Practice, Barry Stephenson || Ritual, Identity, and Emotion, Douglas J. Davies || Ritual and Embodied Cognition, Eva Kundtová Klocová and Armin W. Geertz || Ritual and Cooperation, Joseph Bulbulia || Ritual and Transmission, István Czachesz || Ancient Sanctuaries, Rubina Raja || Associations, Guilds, Clubs, John S. Kloppenborg || Household and Family, Fanny Dolansky || Magic, István Czachesz || Communal Meals, Richard S. Ascough || Purification, Thomas Kazen || Prayer, David E. Aune || Music, Jade B. Weimer || Sacrifice and Votives, Daniel Ullucci || Pilgrimage and Festivals, Laura Feldt || Divination, Martti Nissinen || Initiation, Luther H. Martin || Mortuary Rituals, Anne Katrine De Hemmer Gudme || Ritual and Texts, Anders Klostergaard Petersen || Water Ritual, Richard E. Demaris || Meal Practices, Vojt?ch Kaše || Rituals of Reintegration, Rikard Roitto || Ritual and Healing, Gerd Theissen || Sacrificial Practice and Language, Christian A. Eberhart || Ritual and Religious Experience, Colleen Shantz || Ritual and Emerging Church Hierarchy, Susan E. Hylen || Ritual and Orthodoxy, Pheme Perkins || Christian Initiation, Paul F. Bradshaw || Eucharistic Practices, Lizette Larson-Miller || Ritualizing Time, Juliette J. Day || Early Christian Prayer, L. Edward Phillips || Ritual and Early Christian Art, Robin M. Jensen || Hymns and Psalmody, Angela Kim Harkins and Brian P. Dunkle, SJ || Wedding Rituals and Episcopal Power, David G. Hunter || Women's Rituals and Women's Ritualizing, Juliette J. Day || Fasting as an Ascetic Ritual, Richard Finn, OP || The Cult of Saints, David L. Eastman || Ritual and the Christianization of Urban Space, Jacob A. Latham.
Item Number: 148517
Title: Maman: VUILLARD and Madame Vuillard
Author: Berry, Francesca ; Mathias Chivot
Record created on 03/28/18
Description: London: Holberton, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 84p., 50 color illus. Exhibition to be held at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Summary: Marking 150 years since the artist’s birth, this catalogue accompanies the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to Édouard Vuillard’s portrayal of his mother, Madame Marie-Justine-Alexandrine Michaud Vuillard. Few other artistic practices have so consistently featured the artist’s mother as motif, whether that is in paintings that approximate to the conventions of portraiture, those that represent her professional life as the chef-patronne of a corsetry atelier or the numerous paintings of everyday domesticity that subsume the figure of Madame Vuillard into a generically maternal role. It is no coincidence that in 1920 Vuillard declared ‘Ma Maman, c’est ma muse’.
Madame Vuillard is a particular focus of the work produced during the initial decade of Édouard Vuillard’s (1868 - 1940) career, the 1890s, when Vuillard was a member of the Nabis and forging an artistic identity as part of the Parisian avant-garde. During this period Vuillard and his widowed mother shared a series of modest rented apartments in central Paris in which the artist sustained a works-on-paper and (from 1897) amateur photographic practice out of his ‘studio-bedroom’, whilst in the dining room Madame Vuillard ran the corsetry business employing a handful of seamstresses including Vuillard’s sister. In these apartments Vuillard and Madame Vuillard operated mutually supportive, parallel working practices, to the extent that Vuillard put his mother and the fabric of her atelier ‘in the picture’ whilst she posed for his pencil and camera or developed his photographs in the kitchen. Their Parisian co-habitation, and Vuillard’s portrayal of his mother across a range of pictorial media, lasted until Madame Vuillard’s death as an elderly woman in 1928.
This mutuality of working and living practice will constitute one of the themes of this unique loan exhibition, drawn from UK and Parisian collections and featuring paintings, lithographs and other works on paper as well as photographs. It will also explore the diverse domestic roles and responsibilities of a petit-bourgeois widow at the turn of the century in works that portray Madame Vuillard as seamstress; resting after dinner; imparting maternal advice and care to her daughter; as a woman at her toilette; and as the apartment’s cook and cleaner. The exhibition will also foreground Vuillard’s practice as modernist artist by focusing on the maternal figure in relation to the specific formal properties of his work. These include, in the 1890s at least, the paintings’ diminutive size; their shallow, simplified compositional structure worked over with dense webs or matt patches of pigment; and the omission of spaces between figures and things. It was the intimacy (sometimes serious or witty, often banal) of their maternal motifs, the intimate formal relation between figure and ground and the intimate viewing conditions these small works required of their viewers that caught the attention of Vuillard’s earliest critics, who in the 1890s first labeled him an ‘intimiste’ artist. This exhibition and accompanying illustrated catalogue will locate Madame Vuillard as muse, as motif and as everyday practical support at the core of Vuillard’s developing Intimism; an artistic corpus spanning 40 years.
Item Number: 148238
Title: Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection
Author: Zech, Heike
Record created on 03/02/18
Description: London: V&A Publishing, 2018. 16cm., hardcover, 144pp., 120 color illus.
Summary: From a distance, micromosaics appear like paintings; it is only on closer inspection that the intricate patterns of tesserae (the tiny pieces of stone, tile, or glass used to create the mosaic) become apparent. Some of the most virtuosic examples of this art appear in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Gilbert Collection. Sir Arthur Gilbert was credited with coining the term “micromosaics” and this superlative collection includes pieces ranging from portraits to table tops. Illustrated with stunning photography, this new book explores the technical aspects of making micromosaics as well as the cultural atmosphere in which such pieces first flourished during the late 18th century. Author Heike Zech traces their evolution through the 19th century until the technique virtually vanished in the early 1900s.
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