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New titles week of 01/21/2019: Found 6 titles

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Item Number: 149760
Title: La quadreria Albani a Roma al tempo di Clemente XI
Author: Guerrieri Borsoi, Maria Barbara
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788849236958
Record created on 12/24/2018
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 192pp. illus., 59 color plates.

Summary: Sino dagli anni del cardinalato Clemente XI Albani manifestò uno spiccato interesse per la pittura che lo indusse a formare un'importante quadreria, naturalmente coadiuvato da altri membri della sua famiglia. Questo volume presenta la consistenza di tale collezione come appariva subito dopo la fine del pontificato – allorché scomparve il principe Carlo, nipote del papa e proprietario legale dei beni – nell'allestimento in palazzo Albani alle Quattro fontane. Tale ricca raccolta presentava, oltre a importanti opere rinascimentali, molti dipinti del Seicento e Settecento, in particolare romani, con significative presenze di altre scuole regionali, rispecchiando le predilezioni del suo promotore. L'invasione francese di Roma provocò il drammatico smembramento della quadreria, di cui sono state ricostruire le vicende fondamentali. Una lunga ricerca ha consentito di individuare molti dipinti che ne facevano parte, disseminati in prestigiose sedi museali e collezioni private, restituendo ‘visibilità' a questa pinacoteca e sottraendola all'oblio provocato dalla dispersione. (Roma: storia, cultura, immagine, 31)

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Item Number: 147146
Title: A Medici Pilgrimage : The Devotional Journey of Cosimo III to Santiago de Compostela (1669)
Author: Guzman, Miguel Tain
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781909400931
Record created on 10/26/2017
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 30 x 24cm., hardcover, 156pp., 147 color illus.

Summary: The Grand Tour of Cosimo di Ferdinando de' Medici, prince of Tuscany, between 1668 and 1669, included many of the great states of Europe - Spain, Portugal, England, Holland and France - in a carefully prepared itinerary chosen to help educate and prepare the 26-year old prince to one day become Grand Duke of Tuscany. All the places chosen to visit were selected to impart cultural, economic, or political advantage to the prince, and none more so than his longest visit: Spain. Lasting more than five months, he visited the cities of Barcelona, Martorell, Montserrat, Igualada, Lleida, Zaragoza, Daroca, Guadelajara, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Toledo, Mora, Consuegra, Villanueva de los Infantes, Andújar, El Carpio, Córdoba, Castro del Río, Granada, Ecija, Carmona, Sevilla, Zafra, Badajoz, and briefly, Lisbon. In March 1669, he reached Santiago de Compostela, arguably the highlight of the trip, where he made a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James the Apostle in the city's cathedral. The travel diaries of five members of his retinue describe the visit in great detail, providing a rare account of the city and the pilgrim's rites and rituals. Another member of the prince's entourage, the Florentine artist, Pier Maria Baldi, painted a large-scale panorama of Compostela, the most valuable cityscape from the 1600s known to date. Using hitherto unknown source material, this volume charts a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world, then held as an equal to Rome and Jerusalem, that stimulated the piety of the man who would become Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. (The Medici Archive Project, 5)

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Item Number: 149770
Title: Bildwerke nördlich der Alpen und im Alpenraum 1380 bis 1440 : Kritischer Bestandskatalog der BerlinerSkulpturensammlung (Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
Author: Kunz, Tobias (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9783731907558
Record created on 01/17/2019
Description: Peterseberg: Imhof, 2019. 30cm., hardcover, 624pp., 818 color illus.

Summary: Mit dem Katalog der um 1400 nördlich der Alpen und im Alpenraum entstandenen Bildwerke legt die Berliner Skulpturensammlung den zweiten aktuellen Band zu ihren umfangreichen mittelalterlichen Beständen vor. In ausführlichen Beiträgenwerden 122 Werke dieser bedeutenden, an technischen und künstlerischen Neuerungen so reichen Epoche europäischer Skulptur aus Stein, Ton, Holz, Alabaster und Metall behandelt, darunter auch die Verluste des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Viele Objekte werden erstmals monografisch vorgestellt, es gibt etlicheNeuentdeckungen. Die Berliner Skulpturensammlung besitzt ungewöhnlich viele herausragende Bildwerke des sogenannten Schönen Stils, hinsichtlich der Vielfalt von Gattungen, Bildtypen und Kunstregionen ist sie weltweit einzigartig. Auch dieser Band ist in Kooperation von Restauratoren und Kunsthistorikern entstanden. Ausführliche technologische Untersuchungen mit zum Teil überraschenden Neubefunden sind Grundlagen für Überlegungen zu Kontext, Stil und Datierung.

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Item Number: 149390
Title: Art and Science, Volume two
Author: Panayotova, Stella (et al)
Price: $176.00
ISBN: 9781912554133
Record created on 08/03/2018
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp., 240 color illus.

Contents: Vision and Colour in the Works of Giotto and His Contemporaries, Donal Cooper ; Robert Grosseteste's De iride and its Addendum in the Vatican Manuscript Barb. Lat. 165 - Transmission, Reception, Meaning, Cecilia Panti and Greti Dinkova-Bruun ; Seeing a Pink Elephant - Creating Meaning through Colour in the Medieval Bestiary, Elizabeth Morrison ; The Colours of Fortune, Deirdre Jackson ; Recipes and Reception - Late Mediaeval English Colour. Recipes and Amateur Illuminators, Mark Clarke ; Looking for Lichen, Fooled by Folium and Tricked by Tyrian - A Brief Tour and New Research on Purple in Manuscripts, Cheryl Porter, Maurizio Aceto, Elisa Calà, Angelo Agostino, Gaia Fenoglio, Ambra Idone and Monica Gulmini ; Reflecting a Heavenly Light - Gold and other Metals in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination, Nancy Turner ; Gold or Brass, Silver or Tin - the Analysis of Metals in Medieval Book Illumination, Robert Fuchs, Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences ; Pigmenta - Materials for Writing, Painting and Healing, Lea Olsan ; The Use of Copper Sulphates in Sixteenth-Century Flemish Illumination - Simon Bening as a Case Study, Giulia Bertolotti and Paola Ricciardi ; Between Tradition and Innovation - Giving Light to a Visionary Text in the Lorvão Beatus, Maria João Melo, Maria Adelaide Miranda, Rita Castro, João Lopes and Jorge Sarraguça ; Scientific Study of Cistercian Illuminated Manuscripts - Techniques, Aesthetics and Religion, Catarina Miguel, Angela Nuñez-Gáitan, Maria Luisa Carvalho and Cristina Barrocas-Diasa ; Mapping and identification of the pigments used in two illuminations from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese attributed to the Master of the Dominican Effigies, John K. Delaney, Kathryn Dooley, Damon Conover, Lisha Glinsman, Giorgio Trumpy and Michelle Facini ; The Benefits of Scanning Illuminated Manuscripts with MA-XRF and MA-rFTIR, Stijn Legrand, Paola Ricciardi and Koen Janssens ; The Psalter-Hours of Isabelle of France in the Nineteenth-Century, Stella Panayotova ; The Spanish Forger Exposed - an Interdisciplinary Study of Two of His Paintings, Christina Currie, Steven Saverwyns and Dominique Vanwijnsberghe. (Manuscripts in the Making, 2)

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Item Number: 149674
Title: WINCKELMANN and Curiosity in the 18th-century Gentleman's Library
Author: Harloe, Katherine ; Cristina Neagu ; Amy C. Smith
Price: $24.50
ISBN: 9781872333663
Record created on 11/01/2018
Description: Oxford: Christ Church Library, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 134pp., 49 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Like many antiquarians of his day, the German art historian and archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) first learned about the ancient world through immersion in literature. As a teacher then librarian in his native Germany, Winckelmann encountered the classics primarily through literary texts, as well as the souveni—coins, gems and figurines—that Grand Tourists and other travellers had brought north from their visits to Italy. Once he arrived in Rome, where he rose to prominence at Prefect of Antiquities in the Vatican, Winckelmann studied the remains of Greek, Graeco-Roman and Roman art on a larger scale. Through personal contacts, letters and other writings, Winckelmann influenced his and subsequent generations of scholars, aesthetes, collectors, craftsmen and artists.. Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-Century Gentleman's Library explores the scholar's varied influence on the arts in Britain, through printed media, architecture and decorative arts.

Contents: Preface by Katherine Harloe. Part I. Setting the scene: Chapter 1. Greek vases in Naples' ottocento laboratory of curiosity by Amy C. Smith; Chapter 2. Christ Church gentlemen and their collections-Time for a New Library by Cristina Neagu; Chapter 3. "The beautiful spirit of antiquity": Pompeii and Herculaneum as inspiration for Neoclassical interior schemes in 18th-century Europe by Nicola Pickering; Chapter 4. Winckelmann, Morrison and the aspirant gentleman by Fiona Gatty. Part II. The catalogue: Exhibition handlist; An Aphrodite in Christ Church. Some comments on appearance and provenance by Sadie Pickup.

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Item Number: 149361
Title: La copia pittorica a Napoli tra ‘500 e ‘600 : Produzione, colllezionismo, esportazione
Author: Zezza, Andrea ; David García Cueto (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788875753122
Record created on 07/27/2018
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 200pp. illus.

Contents - A proposito della voce copia. Brevissima premessa per un dialogo inter artes, Encarnación Sánchez García ; Il fenomeno della copia pittorica in Italia meridionale - qualche considerazione preliminare, Andrea Zezza ; Modalità e funzione della copia nella pittura napoletana tra Cinque e Seicento, Angela Cerasuolo ; Napoli 1610 - copie e copisti di Caravaggio, Maria Cristina Terzaghi ; La copia della Flagellazione di Caravaggio. Un doppio inconsueto, Marco Cardinali ; Invenzioni e repliche nel primo naturalismo napoletano - ’officina di Car lo Sellitto, Giuseppe Porzio ; Las copias y el copiado de Jusepe de Ribera en España durante el siglo XVII, David García Cueto ; “Desiderando di haver le copie de’ più famosi quadri che sono in queste chiese”. Il viceré Medina de las Torres committente di una copia pittorica, Milena Viceconte ; Andrea Vaccaro da copista a “copiato” nelle collezioni pittoriche spagnole, Ida Mauro ; Copiar y crear. Luca Giordano y su escuela, Miguel Hermoso Cuesta. (Pensieri ad arte, 3)

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