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New titles week of 01/14/2019: Found 6 titles

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Item Number: 149664
Title: Ovidio : amori, miti e altre storie
Author: Ghedini, Francesca (et al)
Price: $62.95
ISBN: 9788856906486
Record created on 10/30/2018
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 312pp., ca. 300 illus. Exhibition held at Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma.

Summary: A Ovidio spetta un posto speciale fra i grandi poeti della civiltà occidentale. le sue metamorfosi, le storie di dèi e di eroi, di efebi e ninfe, restano impresse, con la potenza delle invenzioni senza tempo, nell'identità collettiva antica che ancora alimenta la nostra immaginazione. furono i monaci nel medioevo a copiare i suoi versi, anche i più audaci, per salvarli dall'oblio. Ovidio è stato l'interprete, talvolta il creatore, di miti immortali: la doppia natura di ermafrodito, narcisocondannato alla vanità, la sfida di niobe all'olimpo, icaro e fetontevittime della audacia temeraria… le sue creature hanno ispirato per duemila anni, a partire dal XIII secolo, pittori, scultori, incisori, ceramisti. trasformando le metamorfosi, il suo poema più famoso, nella scena ideale per le dimore aristocratiche, per le pareti, i soffitti, gli arredi sacri e profani. lucido interprete della roma contemporanea, Ovidio canta con leggerezza le donne imbellettate e gli amanti impetuosi, la vita gaudente dei banchetti e degli spettacoli pubblici: regala ai posteri un trattato giocoso sull'amore profano, l'ars amatoria, i luoghi propizi per gli amanti, i trucchi e gli inganni della seduzione, gli stratagemmi per dare inizio e porre fine all'avventura erotica. una vena poetica, laica, che lo rende infine inviso ad augusto e ai circoli intellettuali impegnati a restaurare le fondamenta di una moralizzazione severa dei costumi per l'impero che prende forma, fino alla condanna all'esilio perpetuo a tomi [oggi costanza in romania].

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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
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 418pp., 259 color 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: 149746
Title: RAPHAEL et Agostino Chigi : Le peintre et son mécène
Author: Ferrigno, Amélie
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 9782753575592
Record created on 12/12/2018
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 198pp. illus.

Summary: Depuis son arrivée à Rome en 1508, le parcours de Raphaël semble étroitement lié à celui d’Agostino Chigi, riche banquier et mécène. Le rapprochement des deux hommes, tant sur le plan professionnel qu’amical, voire jusque dans la mort (puisqu’ils meurent tous deux en avril 1520), laisse supposer que la carrière romaine du maître se soit largement déroulée sous la protection du banquier. L’analyse des rapports entre le peintre et son mécène révèle alors certains aspects de la personnalité de Raphaël que l’on redécouvre en même temps que sa peinture, et éclaire cette relation d’un jour nouveau.

Contents: 1508 - Raphael dans la Rome de Jules II ; Agostino Chigi, le banquier-mécène ; La rencontre du peintre et du mécène ; Agostino Chigi et Raphael - les piliers des Chambres du pape Jules II ; Galatée, le triomphe de Raphael ; La Loge de Psyché, la loge des exceptions ; Le secret de La Fornarina ; Avril 1520, Raphael et Agostino réunis dans la mort.

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Item Number: 149755
Title: Un'impresa romana di primo seicento : Gli affreschi di Villa Fabri a Trevi
Author: Toscano, Bruno (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788894971040
Record created on 12/19/2018
Description: Perugia: Quattroemme, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 119pp. prof. illus., most in color (Prospero Orsi, Ventura Salimbeni, Tarquinio Ligustri, Antonio Circignani).
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Item Number: 149744
Title: VAN DYCK Pittore di corte
Author: Bava, Anna Maria ; Maria Grazia Bernardini (eds)
Price: $64.50
ISBN: 9788885773363
Record created on 12/11/2018
Description: Torino: Arthemisia, 2018. 28cm, hardcover, 255pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Sabauda, Torino.

Contents: lntroduzione alla rnostra ; Cort i e politic a in Europa negli ann i di Van Dyck, Andrea Merlotti ; Antoon van Dyck e ii pittore di corte nell'Europa del Seicento, Maria Grazia Bernardini ; Adatto a diventare un cortigiano? La personalita di Van Dyck vista da diverse prospettive, Kat/tjne Van der Stighelen ; Anteon van Dyck nelle regge repubblicane di Genova, Piero Boccardo ; II Taccuino italiano di Van Dyck, Christopher Brown ; Antoon van Dyck e i Savoia, Anna Maria Bava, Maria Beatrice Failla ; Van Dyck a Roma, Gelsomina Spione ; Van Dyck tra Bruxelles, Anversa e L'Aia, Blaise Ducos ; L'lconografia e ii "social network" di Van Dyck: amici, colleghi, celebrities e committenti, Anna Orlando / Maria Grazia Bernardini ; Van Dyck e Carlo I Stuart prospettive, Kat/tjne Van der Stighelen ; L'atelier londinese di Antoon van Dyckm Karen Hearn ; Catalogo delle opere.

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Item Number: 149644
Title: VAN DYCK's Holy Family and the Di Negro and Doria collections in Genoa
Author: Orlando, Anna
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788863735901
Record created on 10/19/2018
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 144pp. illus., most in color. English text.

Contents: A. Lercari, Genealogical Trees ; A. Orlando, From One Mansion to the Other - Van Dyck's Holy Family with Virgins and Saints by Geronimo Gerardi and Bernardo Cavallino in the 17th century Collections of the Pallavicino, Di Negro and Doria Families in Genoa ; V. Martini, Technical Examination of the Holy Family by Van Dyck - Comments on the Authorship and Genesis of the Composition ; C. Campomenosi / M. Levoni, The Restoration of Van Dyck's Holy Family in the Banca Carige Art Collection ; A. Lercardi, The Di Negro "Di Banchi" Family ; R. Santamaria, Venus in Genoa - Orazio di Negro's Collection in the Villa "Lo Scoglietto" - Paintings, Sculptures 'et altre galanterie' ; S. Rulli, The Di Negro "Di Banchi" Mansions ; A. Lercari, The Doria Family, Counts of Montaldeo ; A. Marengo / A. Orlando, The Picture Gallery in the Doria Palace on the Strada Nuova - A First Historical Reconstruction ; S. Rulli, The Doria Palace on the Strada Nuova ; Appendix of Documents ; Bibliography. (Carte d'arte. Studi e riscoperte di collezionismo a Genova, 1)

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