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Item Number: 149462
Title: GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE
Author: Nadel, Dan (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781949172027
Record created on 08/28/18
Description: New York: Karma Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 488pp., 223 color illus.

Summary: This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the Chicago surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie (1909–77), a key figure in midcentury American surrealism. From the late 1930s until her death, Abercrombie made paintings populated by objects of personal significance—moons, towers, cats, pennants, Victorian furniture, shells, snails and doors—to create allegories for her own often precarious psychological states. Often presiding over these symbols was Abercrombie herself, who appears in numerous pictures as proud observer or witchy caricature. Abercrombie exhibited in Chicago and New York in the 1940s and ‘50s, and her salon became a center of Midwestern culture, hosting jazz musicians (such as her close friend Dizzy Gillespie), writers and artists. This book includes new scholarship by Robert Cozzolino; a memoir of Abercrombie by Robert Storr; the artist's own writing; a definitive text by art historian Susan Weininger; and a memoir by the artist's daughter, Dinah Livingston.

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Item Number: 146836
Title: TOMMA ABTS
Author: Rondeau, James (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300233872
Record created on 09/26/17
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 204pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: With a rigorous approach and self-imposed limitations to both scale and composition, Tomma Abts (b. 1967) has reinvigorated painterly abstraction and its relevance within contemporary art. Using a fixed canvas size and a vertical format, Abts deploys basic formal elements such as arcs, circles, planes, and stripes to create powerful works that are at once subtle and eccentric. This extraordinary book, designed in collaboration with the artist herself, is a substantial and deeply insightful treatment of her career to date and features sixty works made over the past decade. Essays not only contextualize Abts’s work within an art-historical framework of methods, process, and style, but also examine her paintings’ philosophical and psychological dimensions and their embodiment of a creative process that transcends the specifics of any particular work.

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Item Number: 114255
Title: Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Leon [A Review of 15 Years of contemporary architecture in Leon]
Author: Acosta, Esau (et al)
Price: $4.99    Original Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9788492861866
Record created on 06/23/11
Description: Barcelona: Actar, 2011. 17cm., hardcover, 128pp., illus. English text. Publisher's summary : León, a nexus where urban and rural fabrics interweave, is the city of origin of paradigmatic examples of Spanish architecture committed to a con-temporary outlook. The first contemporary projects of the seventies served as exemplary architectural models for the development of the current mindset. The pioneers of León, Alejandro de la Sota, Javier Carvajal and Fray Coello de Portugal, paved the way for today's architects, such as Dominique Perrault, Mansilla and Tuńón, and the young architects from León who compiled this guide that points towards global solutions for relocated territories from a local perspective. This guide to architecture in León is both open and systematic, and documents the contributions made by architecture to the construction of the city. Fifteen years of architecture in León are recorded through the texts of Dominique Perrault, Moisés Puente, F. Javier Gutiérrez and the SIC studio, exploring distinct moments in space and time of the architecture of this region.
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Item Number: 149072
Title: ROBERT ADAMS : 27 Roads
Author: Adams, Robert
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781881337478
Record created on 06/03/18
Description: San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 64pp., 36 images.

Summary: The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams (born 1937) since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. 27 Roads is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist's concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams' roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, "Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one".

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Item Number: 149617
Title: TERRY ADKINS : Infinity Is Always Less Than One
Author: Moreno, Gean ; Alex Gartenfeld
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780996690638
Record created on 10/13/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Miami: Institute of Contemporary Art (distr.) Duke University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 200pp., 135 color illus. Exhibition held at ICA Miami.

Summary: One of the great conceptual artists of the twenty-first century, Terry Adkins (1953–2014) was renowned for his pioneering work across mediums, from sculpture, drawing, and site-specific installation to photography, video, and performance. Terry Adkins: Infinity is Less Than One accompanies the first institutional posthumous exhibition of Adkins's sculptural production. While Adkins is often recognized for his musical and performative practice, this exhibition focuses on his complex memorials and monuments to historical figures. The exhibition showcases four of his major series, dedicated to four distinct figures: Bessie Smith, John Brown, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jimi Hendrix. These series are presented alongside a group of early sculptures to reveal the development of the Adkins's mature practice. The exhibition highlights Adkins's crucial contributions to sculpture and to cultural protest, featuring major works that have not been viewed in decades. It explores significant periods and influences in Adkins's career, beginning with transitional hand-wrought sculptures and continuing with his major immersive installations. His often elegiac and always resonant objects challenge dominant historical narratives and prompt a rethinking of ways of being and moving in the world that are shaped by the legacies of displacement and the sociability and community that happen despite it. Adkins's work also enlarges the historical legacies of the postwar avant-garde while reminding us of the immaterial legacies that are passed on through ritual and sound.

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Item Number: 147271
Title: ETEL ADNAN
Author: Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen
Price: $44.99
ISBN: 9781848222663
Record created on 11/08/17
Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 144pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: Etel Adnan (b.1925) is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist. This will be the first book to present a full account of Adnan’s fascinating life and work, using the drama of her biography, the complexity of her identity, and the cosmopolitan nature of her experience to illuminate the many layers and dimensions of her paintings and their progress over several crucial decades. Adnan came relatively late to painting - her first images were created in the mid-1960s in response to the Californian landscape. Her vocabulary of lines, shapes and colours has changed little since then, and yet there are huge variations in mood, texture, composition and material. Similarly, there is a balance between understanding her paintings as pure abstractions, emulating the shape of thought, and seeing them for the actual landscapes of the many places Adnan has loved, embraced and responded to. Tackling the complexities of her subject with skill and insight, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie unpacks Adnan's multi-layered career to capture the full scope of her artistic endeavours and impressive achievements. (Contemporary Painters Series)

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Item Number: 148119
Title: Beyond "Art Collections" - Owning and Accumulating Objects from Greek and Roman Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Author: Adornato, Gianfranco (et al)
Price: $112.50
ISBN: 9783110537918
Record created on 02/14/18
Available November 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 560pp., 40 color, 120 b&w illus. Papers from a conference held at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 17-19 November 2016.

Summary: Concepts such as art collection and Kunst- und Wunderkammer are strongly embedded in scholarly discourses of the nineteenth and twentieth century. For example, they relate to the assumptions that form-based understandings of art have a higher cultural status, collections always mirror the "taste" and "passions" of theirs owners, and art has no practical use. Yet, these terms are commonly adopted to describe, by analogy or contrast, the ways objects were gathered together under quite different cultural regimes, even before the eighteenth century. These essays discuss to what extent such analogies with contemporary practices, collections, institutions and forms of knowledge can explain the accumulation and display of objects within a wide time span, from the Greek Antiquity onwards.

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Item Number: 148547
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Notes and Methods
Author: Af Klint, Hilma ; Iris Müller-Westermann (intro., commentary)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226591933
Record created on 03/29/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 300 color plates.

Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves “The Five,” began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint’s abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

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Item Number: 149009
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Paintings for the Future
Author: Bashkoff, Tracey (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
Record created on 05/25/18
Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 244pp., 220 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice-one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art-a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition.

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Item Number: 144066
Title: Sephardic Book Art of the 15th Century
Author: Afonso, Luis U. ; Tiago Moita (eds)
Price: $164.00
ISBN: 9781909400597
Record created on 12/20/16
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 300pp., 52 color, 50 b&w illus.

Summary: The current volume presents ten different studies dealing with the final stages of Hebrew book art production in medieval Iberia. Ranging from the Farhi Codex, copied and illuminated in the late 14th century, to the Philadelphia Bible, copied and illuminated in Lisbon in 1496, this volume discusses a wide scope of topics related with the production, consumption and circulation of medieval decorated Hebrew manuscripts. Among the issues discussed in this volume we highlight the role played by three distinct artistic languages (Mudéjar, Late Gothic and Renaissance) in the shapping of 15th century Sephardic illumination, the codicological specificity of some solutions in terms of layout and the relation between the layout of these manuscripts and Hebrew incunabula, the use of geometric decoration in scientific diagrams, or the afterlife of these manuscripts in Europe and Asia following the expulsion of the Jews from Iberia.

Contents: 1. Katrin Kogman-Appel, Calligraphy and Decoration in the Farhi Codex (Sassoon coll. Ms 368, Mallorca, 1366-83). 2. Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Sephardic Book Art in Transition: The Biblical Codex and Mudejar Visual Culture. 3. Shalom Sabar, Typography, Layout and Decoration: Between the Printed Book and Illuminated Mss. in the Iberian Peninsula. 4. Javier del Barco, Page Layout of Shirat ha-Yam and Parashat Ha'azinu in Fifteenth-Century Sephardic Bibles. 5. Maria Ortega Monasterio, Some Sephardic Bibles from the Fifteenth Century in the Bodleian Library. 6. Tiago Moita, The Portuguese Hebrew translation of Gerard de Solo's Commentary to book IX of Rhazes's Almansor and the manuscript at Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (Birmingham, Alabama). 7. Ilana Wartenberg, Mudéjar decorations within calendrical, geographical, and mathematical tables and diagrams in a fifteenth-century Sephardic manuscript of Isaac Israeli's Y?s?d ??l?m from the British Library (MS Heb. Add. 15977). 8. Helena Avelar, Luís C. Ribeiro, Manuscripts and evidences of Jewish astrology and medicine in fifteenth-century Portugal: an overview. 9. Andreina Contessa, Wandering books: the migration of 15th century Sephardic manuscripts and their 'new life' outside Iberia. 10. Luís U. Afonso, Jewish networks, books and early protoglobalisation: investigating the route of BNF Hebr. 1314-1315. (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History)

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Item Number: 149465
Title: AFRO
Author: Rylands, Philip (ed)
Price: $112.00
ISBN: 9788899534608
Record created on 08/28/18
Description: Firenze: Forma Edizioni, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 276pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: Catalogue of the first retrospective of Afro Libio Basaldella, better known as Afro. The exhibition, at the Tornabuoni Art Gallery in Paris, shows works ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s. It includes a room completely dedicated to the preparatory sketches for his large fresco,The Garden of Hope, created in 1958 for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His link with American Abstract Expressionism was analysed in the catalogue by Barbara Drudi of the Accademia di Firenze, and thanks to the curatorship of Philip Rylands. Afro Libio Basaldella (Udine, 1912 - Zurich, 1976) was perhaps the most renowned member of the Friuli Avant-garde Movement, which influenced his approach towards a more Expressionist sense of painting that had always been based on traditional Venetian Colourism. In the 1940s, Afro joined the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, and following a visit to the United States, he joined the Gruppo degli Otto, with whom he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1952. Although in certain aspects his style seemed similar to American Action Painting, his harmonious tonal modulation and later research into abstract shapes and forms produced intellectually sophisticated results.

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Item Number: 149153
Title: JOHN AKOMFRAH
Author: Carrion-Murayari, Gary (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780915557189
Record created on 06/18/18
Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 27 x 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 89 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalog is the first monographic publication to survey the work of London-based artist John Akomfrah (born 1957) and accompanies his upcoming New Museum exhibition. Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah's moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora. Zoe Whitley and Aram Moshayedi survey Akomfrah's early work as part of Black Audio Film Collective. Tina Campt explores the sonic resonances of Akomfrah's installation The Unfinished Conversation (2012), which focuses on the life of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Diana Nawi examines the recent work Transfigured Night (2013/2018), considering how Akomfrah continues to find new languages for film, representation and narrative. T.J. Demos and Okwui Enwezor look at Vertigo Sea (2015), Akomfrah's monumental work exploring the concept of the black Atlantic, using the work to articulate the visual and philosophical underpinnings of Akomfrah's work across his career.

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Item Number: 148300
Title: ANNI ALBERS
Author: Coxon, Ann (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300237252
Record created on 03/13/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with Tate Modern, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 192pp., 190 illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, then to Tate Modern, London.

Summary: Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers’s most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right. Featured works—from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers’s skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.

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Item Number: 148271
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Life and Work
Author: Darwent, Charles
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780500519103
Record created on 03/06/18
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus.

Summary: Drawing on extensive unpublished archival writings, documents, and illustrations, this is the first full-scale biography of one of the 20th-century’s great artists. In his accessible study of the “whole” Albers, Charles Darwent combats the fables while telling the fascinating story of an artist, friend, and intellectual. Among Albers’s unpublished papers are letters from friends John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Eva Hesse, as well as fans and collectors ranging from the composer Virgil Thomson to the cartoonist Saul Steinberg. If his network of influence was surprisingly wide, so too, were his interests. He started life at the Bauhaus as a glass-maker and went on to create fonts, to run their famous wallpaper workshop, and to make furniture whose designs are still in production eighty years later. He pioneered the study of color at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, and chaired the design department at Yale University. While books have been written about Albers for specialist audiences, this new volume fulfills the clear need for a more general study.

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Item Number: 148433
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Interaction
Author: Liesbrock, Heinz (ed)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300240832
Record created on 03/20/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 304pp., 140 color illus. Exhibition held at Villa Hügel, Essen. English text.

Summary: Josef Albers (1888–1976) was one of the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism: he was an extraordinary teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist, who is best known for the Homages to the Square (painted between 1950–76) and The Interaction of Color, published by Yale University Press in 1963. This generously illustrated overview of Albers’s work, accompanying the first major exhibition on the artist in more than thirty years, features all aspects of his long, creative career. Beginning with Albers's time at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, the publication follows the artist to America and describes major themes of his work there as well as the importance of his frequent travels to Mexico. Paintings, prints, furniture, household objects, works in glass, photographs, and pre-Columbian sculptures are beautifully reproduced and discussed by a team of experts. The juxtaposition of Renaissance sculptures and icons with paintings by Albers underlines the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of his art, and Albers’s influence on 1960s Minimalist art is also explored. Including a comprehensive biography, the book convincingly demonstrates how this great artist transformed modern design by using line, color, surface, and space to challenge the perception of the viewer.

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Item Number: 147078
Title: Sacred Britannia : The Gods and Rituals of Roman Britain
Author: Aldhouse-Green, Miranda
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780500252222
Record created on 10/19/17
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 110 illus.

Summary: Two thousand years ago, the Romans sought to absorb into their empire what they regarded as a remote, almost mythical island on the very edge of the known world—Britain. The expeditions of Julius Caesar and the Claudian invasion of 43 CE, up to the traditional end of Roman Britain in the fifth century CE, brought fundamental and lasting changes to the island. Not least among these was a pantheon of new classical deities and religious systems, along with a clutch of exotic eastern cults, including Christianity. But what homegrown deities, cults, and cosmologies did the Romans encounter in Britain, and how did the British react to the changes? Under Roman rule, the old gods and their adherents were challenged, adopted, adapted, absorbed, and reconfigured. Miranda Aldhouse- Green balances literary, archaeological, and iconographic evidence (and scrutinizes the shortcomings of each) to illuminate the complexity of religion and belief in Roman Britain. She examines the two-way traffic of cultural exchange and the interplay between imported and indigenous factions to reveal how this period on the cusp between prehistory and history knew many of the same tensions, ideologies, and issues of identity still relevant today.

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Item Number: 147378
Title: Georgia : A Cultural Journey through the Wardrop Collection
Author: Aleksidze, Nikoloz
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781851244959
Record created on 11/22/17
Description: Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 147pp., 75 color illus.

Summary: When Marjory Wardrop joined her diplomat brother, Oliver, in Georgia in 1894, they found themselves witnessing the birth pangs of a modern nation. Recognising the significance of these transformative years, they actively participated in the work of Ilia Chavchavadze and other leaders of the independence movement, culminating in Georgia’s declaration of independence in 1918. Becoming increasingly fascinated by Georgian history and culture, the Wardrops gathered a significant collection of manuscripts dating from the eleventh to the twentieth century, including a seventeenth-century manuscript of Georgia’s national epic poem, ‘The Man in the Panther’s Skin’, which Marjory famously translated. A remarkable number of items in the collection, now housed at the Bodleian Library, illuminate an important aspect of medieval and modern Georgia. Through these items – manuscripts, royal charters, correspondence, notebooks and a draft of the 1918 declaration of Independence – Nikoloz Aleksidze narrates a history of Georgian literature and culture, from the importance of epic and folk tales, to the Georgian Church’s battle against persecution, to the political activism of women in Georgia at the end of the nineteenth century. Richly illustrated with rare and previously unpublished images from the collection, this book not only offers a unique insight into Georgian culture and political history and but also tells the remarkable story of an eccentric English diplomat and his talented sister, whose monument now stands outside the parliament building in Tbilisi.

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Item Number: 148967
Title: Fashioning the New England Family
Author: Alexander, Kimberly S
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781936520138
Record created on 05/22/18
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Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were acquired alongside papers such as letters and diaries. Because of the different storage requirements for textiles and manuscripts, these survivors-many of them hundreds of years old-have largely been divorced from their familial ties. Fashioning the New England Family, an initiative encompassing a fall 2018 exhibition and this companion volume, reconnects the textiles with the associated stories carried in the family papers. Generously illustrated with full-color photographs of garments, fabrics, and accessories, including exquisite detail shots, the book creates a lasting overview of the exhibition but also delves into specific topics. The chapters cover a spam of more than three hundred years, tracing the history of New England clothing from the colonial seventeenth century, through the Revolutionary eighteenth century, and into the national nineteenth. In these pages, readers will find a fragment of Mayflower passenger Priscilla Mullins Alden’s dress; Governor John Leverett’s bloodstained buff coat, which saw battle in the English Civil War; and the luxurious Spitalfields green silk damask wedding dress and shoes that Rebecca Tailer Byles wore at her 1747 wedding in Boston. Across these examples and more, the text traces patterns of global production and local consumption and reuse, demonstrating how New Englanders used costume to establish their situation, especially in terms of class and gender, and also to express their political affiliations. Patriots and loyalists-Hancocks, Adamses, Dawses, and Olivers-make many appearances, as they are so well represented in the society's rich holdings. Manuscripts drawn from the collections-receipts, daybooks, account books, diaries-further amplify the historical insights, even at times making it possible to interpret the way in which a specific garment may have embodied one individual's sense of identity.

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Item Number: 148477
Title: Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the Twentieth Century
Author: Allais, Lucia
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226286556
Record created on 03/22/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 432pp., 14 color, 123 b&w illus.

Summary: The twentieth century was the most destructive in human history, but from its vast landscapes of ruins was born a new architectural type: the cultural monument. In the wake of World War I, an international movement arose which aimed to protect architectural monuments in large numbers, and regardless of style, hoping not only to keep them safe from future conflicts, but also to make them worthy of protection from more quotidian forms of destruction. This movement was motivated by hopeful idealism as much as by a pragmatic belief in bureaucracy. An evolving group—including architects, intellectuals, art historians, archaeologists, curators, and lawyers—grew out of the new diplomacy of the League of Nations. During and after World War II, it became affiliated with the Allied Military Government, and was eventually absorbed by the UN as UNESCO. By the 1970s, this organization had begun granting World Heritage status to a global register of significant sites—from buildings to bridges, shrines to city centers, ruins to colossi. Examining key episodes in the history of this preservation effort—including projects for the Parthenon, for the Cathedral of St-Lô, the temples of Abu Simbel, and the Bamyian Buddahs —Lucia Allais demonstrates how the group deployed the notion of culture to shape architectural sites, and how architecture in turn shaped the very idea of global culture. More than the story of an emergent canon, Designs of Destruction emphasizes how the technical project of ensuring various buildings’ longevity jolted preservation into establishing a transnational set of codes, values, practices. Yet as entire nations’ monumental geographies became part of survival plans, Allais also shows, this paradoxically helped integrate technologies of destruction—from bombs to bulldozers—into cultural governance. Thus Designs of Destruction not only offers a fascinating narrative of cultural diplomacy, based on extensive archival findings; it also contributes an important new chapter in the intellectual history of modernity by showing the manifold ways architectural form is charged with concretizing abstract ideas and ideals, even in its destruction.

Contents: Introduction - Monument Survival ; 1. "Wardens of Civilization": Conservation and Diplomacy at the 1931 Athens Conference. 2. "Battles Designed to Preserve": The Allies' Lists of Monuments in World War II. 3. Unwitting City Planning: Maps of Monuments and the American Bombing of Europe, 1943-1945. 4. "Stones Also Die": UNESCO and the Decolonization of Museums, 1960-1975. 5. Integrities: The Salvage of Abu Simbel, 1960-1980.

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Item Number: 148659
Title: Masterpieces of Painting: J. Paul Getty Museum
Author: Allan, Scott ; Davide Gasparotto (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781606065792
Record created on 04/12/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 160pp., 139 color illus.

Summary: "I am convinced that the true collector does not acquire objects of art for himself alone. His is no selfish drive or desire to have and hold a painting, a sculpture, or a fine example of antique furniture so that only he may see and enjoy it. Appreciating the beauty of the object, he is willing and even eager to have others share his pleasure." -J. Paul Getty, The Joys of Collecting, 1965 Rooted in a passion for the Italian Renaissance as well as Dutch and Flemish Baroque works, the original collection of J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) has been transformed over four decades to include seminal pieces by celebrated masters such as Masaccio, Titian, Parmigianino, Cranach, El Greco, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Canaletto, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, van Gogh, Cezanne, and Ensor. Masterpiece Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum surveys more than one hundred of the most exquisite and significant paintings displayed in the museum's famed, daylight-suffused galleries. Vibrant full-colour illustrations and engaging descriptions of these masterworks reveal their fascinating histories and cultural, social, and religious meanings. Sure to enchant and edify all art lovers, this book is a spellbinding tour through the history of Western painting.

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Item Number: 148361
Title: Tiber: Eternal River of Rome
Author: Allen, Bruce Ware
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781512600377
Record created on 03/16/18
Description: Hanover: ForeEdge Publishing, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 304pp., 20 illus.

Contents: 1. GODS, KINGS, AND MEN o Father Tiber o Aeneas to Romulus and Remus o Age of Kings o Cloaca Maxima o Three Heroes of the Republic o Valesius, Ogulnius, and AsclepiusSalt o Alien Gods o Cui Bono? Roscius and the Poena Cullei o Cicero and the Woman o Caesar and Cleopatra o 2. RIVER OF EMPIRE o Naumachia o Villas o Augustus and His Tomb o A Million Mouths to Feed o Annona, or the Dole o Eighth Hill of Rome o Stones o How to Shift an Obelisk o Canals o Boats o Suicide o Lurid Tales of Nero o Trajan and His Port o Hadrian and His Tomb o Later Mad Emperors o 3. CHRISTIAN TIBER o Crisis of the Third Century o Zenobia o Constantine and the Milvian Bridge o A Million More Mouths o Symmachus at Law o Julian the Apostate o Alaric the Goth o Hadrian's Tomb Undone o Barbarians at the Gates o Sidonius Apollinaris o Belisarius's Mills o Procopius the Tourist o Dragons o Gregory the Great o Saracens o Laban/Balan o Formosus o Pornocracy o 4. DARKNESS AND LIGHT o Pope Joan o Copper Bottom o Prophecy of Malachy o Nero-Frogs, Nuts, and Dams o Dante at Ostia o Cola di Rienzo o Holy Years o Of Law and the River o Pontius Pilate o Martin and Eugenius o Isola Sacra o Pius II Takes a Cruise o Mattei and i Soldati Rossi o Papstesel o 5. RENAISSANCE o Death of a Borgia o Zambo o Papal Boats o The Richest Man in Rome o Water Carriers o Potabile o non potabile? o Paolo Giovio and His Book of Fish o Julius II and Urban Renewal o Bartolomeo Brandano o Cellini, the Sack of Rome, a Flood, and Prison o Two Popes, Three Bridges, Four Heads o Agnus Dei o Michelangelo and His Bridge o Grasshoppers o Sport and Spectacle o Two French Poets o Floods o La Pimpaccia di Piazza Navona o Pope Leo's Elephant o 6. MODERN TIMES o Ostia and Portus Redux o Porto di Ripetta o Four French Painters o The Duchess of Kingston o Treasure o In Search of Jewish Gold o Fireworks o Airborne o Mastro Titta, Er dilettante de Ponte o Some Italian Poets o French Polish o English Rose o I Sacconi Rossi o Fishing for Wood o Pius IX o Toto Bigio o Waterborne o Airborne Two o Two War Stories o EPILOGUE. Tevere incatenato.

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Item Number: 110769
Title: RAMON MARTI ALSINA : El gran dia de Girona : Anatomia d'un quadre
Author: Faxedas, Maria Lluisa (et al)
Price: $11.00    Original Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788439385073
Record created on 12/07/10
Description: Girona: Museu d'Art Girona, 2010. 24cm., hardcover, 372pp., 58 color illus. Multi-lingual text. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 148538
Title: LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO : Picturing Mexico
Author: Weissberg, Stephanie ; Karen Cordero Reiman
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300238709
Record created on 03/29/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 70 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This stunning and lyrical volume highlights the personal work of Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–1993), one of Mexico’s foremost photographers. Álvarez Bravo worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, portraitist, and educator and played a critical role in her country’s cultural renaissance. In the years following the Mexican Revolution, she captured a profoundly transformative moment for the country’s land, architecture, and people. She remains best known for these works and for her portraits of prominent modernists working in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Lola Álvarez Bravo delves into a lesser-known body of work, in which attention to pattern, light, and abstraction guides the artist’s depictions of urban and rural landscapes and their inhabitants. It also addresses her role in building and securing the legacy of the post-Revolutionary period, her dialogue with modernist photographers, and her place within the broader cultural sphere, offering new insight into the mutual influence she shared with prominent painters, filmmakers, and literary figures of her time.

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Item Number: 145806
Title: Proceedings First Vatican Coffin Conference : 19-22 June 2013
Author: Amenta, Alessia ; Helene Guichard (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788882714048
Record created on 05/25/17
Description: Vatican City: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2017. 2 vols. 27cm., pbk., 400, 352pp., 33 color plates, 505 color and b&w text illus

Summary: In June 2013, the Vatican Museums hosted the First Vatican Coffin Conference, organised by the Vatican Museums Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden of Leiden. This publication in 2 volumes, available in English only, collects the interventions of the four study days and illustrates the results of complex scientific research – undertaken in 2007 as part of the Vatican Coffin Project – on groups of sarcophagi of the Third Intermediate Period from Museums worldwide: the wooden polychrome Theban sarcophagi in the Vatican, the corpus of Bab el-Gasus, the “stola” coffins conserved in Leiden, various collections from the Musée du Louvre, from the Egyptian Museum in Florence and in Turin, and specimens from Stockholm, Moscow and Cairo. This comprehensive study, bringing together internationally renowned specialists, is accompanied by a vast photographic apparatus, and through a multidisciplinary approach analyses in particular the constitutive materials, production techniques, art and conservation history, attributes and provenance. The appendix includes reproductions of the posters displayed on the day of the conference and an extensive bibliography. The volume concludes with an index of the catalogue numbers of the artefacts in the museums to which they belong.

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Item Number: 149272
Title: LAURENT AMIOT : Canadian Master Silversmith
Author: Villeneuve, Rene
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781773270418
Record created on 07/06/18
Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades. This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot’s contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.

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Item Number: 149687
Title: Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures
Author: Anderson, Wes ; Juman Malouf
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783960984443
Record created on 11/08/18
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Description: Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp. prof. illus. German-English texts.

Summary: In 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna initiated a new seriesof exhibitions for which remarkable creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. The museum’s collections number more than four million objects, and span a period of five thousand years. The first exhibition, titled The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas, was selected and curated by the painter and draughtsman Ed Ruscha. This was followed in 2016 by the exhibition During the Night, selected and curated by the British ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal.

The third instalment of the series, has been selected and curated by the filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf. With assistancefrom the museum’s staff of curators and conservators, Anderson and Malouf have assembled more than 400 objects drawn from all fourteen of the museum’s historical collections. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. A handful of special guests from the Natural History Museum are also included. Particular attention was given to the museum’s storage: more than 350 of the objects have been brought from depots, with many of them on public display for the very first time. The result is titled Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures. The gathering and arrangement of these treasures – from the earliest, a necklace of ceramic beads strung together in Ancient Egypt, to the most recent, a wooden monkey carved in Indonesia almost 5,000 years later – suggest the spectacular breadth, depth, history and complexity of the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collections.

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Item Number: 148781
Title: Silent History : Body Language and Nonverbal Identity, 1860-1914
Author: Andersson, Peter K
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780773554757
Record created on 04/26/18
Description: Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 98 photos.

Summary: The written and verbal traces of the past have been extensively studied by historians, but what about the nonverbal traces? In recent years, historians have expanded their attention to other kinds of sources, but seldom have they taken into account the most vital and omnipresent nonverbal aspect of life - body language. Silent History explores the potential of early photography to uncover the structure and nature of everyday body language in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a close study of street photography by pioneering photographers who were the first to document urban everyday life with hidden cameras, Peter Andersson examines a key period of history in a new light. By focusing on a number of body poses and gestures common to the nonverbal communication of the fin de sičcle, he reveals the identifications and connotations of daily social interaction beyond the written word. Andersson also depicts a broader picture of the body and its relationship to popular culture by placing photographic analysis within a context of magazine illustration, caricature, music-hall entertainment, and the elusive urban subcultures of the day. Studying archival photographs from Austria, England, and Sweden, Silent History provides a clear picture of the emergence of the modern bodily conventions that still define us.

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Item Number: 149606
Title: ANDO : Complete Works 1975-Today
Author: Jodidio, Philip
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9783836568562
Record created on 10/10/18
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Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 740pp. illus. Updated edition.

Summary: This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his very beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This thoroughly updated 2018 edition spans the breadth of his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Each project is profiled through photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando’s unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms. Featuring designs from award-winning private homes, churches, museums, and apartment complexes to cultural spaces throughout Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Spain, and the USA, this XXL-sized tribute is the definitive overview of this Modernist master.

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Item Number: 149330
Title: FRANCO ANGELI : The 60s
Author: Barbero, Luca Massimo ; Laura Cherubini
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788831728928
Record created on 07/20/18
Description: Venice: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 280pp. illus. English edition

Summary: Franco Angeli was one of the leading figures in the Italian art of the postwar period. Often labeled superficially as “Pop,” he is revealed here, through new documents and studies, as an artist who took a surprising and unprecedented approach to his work. He made his debut in the fifties in a still little-known experimental Roman laboratory where the new generations encountered the masters of Italian art. This book reconstructs the stylistic and artistic reciprocities and the relations of Angeli with his friends and colleagues up until the sixties, a time when, with his attainment of an existential image that was at the same time deeply polemical and provocative, his work developed along versatile lines, in an original dialogue with the international context.

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Item Number: 148090
Title: The Early Modern Villa : Senses and Perceptions versus Materiality
Author: Arciszewska, Barbara (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788363580841
Record created on 02/12/18
Description: Warsaw: Muzeum Palac w Wilanowie, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 245pp. illus. Papers presented at a conference held at Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, Orangery, October 15-17, 2014.

Contents - B. Arciszewska, Villa, Villeggiatura and the Sensory Turn - Research Challenges and Opportunities ; S. Frommel, Medici Villas as an Expression of New Way of Life and Perception ; P. Cornaglia, Venaria Reale - Fountains of the Five Senses in the "Roman" Villa of the Dukes of Savoy (1659) ; Vieira Caldas and Ana Rita Gonçalves, , Between the Inside and Outside - Between Retreat and Delight. The Transition Spaces of the Portuguese Early Modern Villa ; Ana Celeste Gloria, Architecture of the Five Senses- - Manor Houses in the Douro in the Eighteenth Century ; Konrad Ottenheym and Tatjana van Run, The Admiral, his Villa and the Smell of Gunpowder, Sea and Glory ; Martina Frank, Il delizioso ritiro of Johann Adam von Questenberg ; Margit Kopp, Eisenstadt Palace under Prince Paul Esterhazy I - Creating a Feast for the Senses ; Lisa Beaven, Playing with Objects - Engaging the Senses in the Villa Collections of Rome ; David R. Marshall, Running from Water - Giochi d'acqua and the Sense of Touch ; Karin Esmann Knudsen, The Role of the Senses in the Early Modern Italian Garden ; Ondrej Jakubec, The Villa Kratochvíle in Bohemia - Imagery, Senses and Meaning in Vilem of Rozmberk's Aristocratic Hunting Lodge ; Jacek Jazwierski, Trifles of Perspective and Rhetoric of Illusion. The Sensual Response to Pictures in the English. Country House and Its Discontents ; Krista De Jonge, Delighting the Five Senses in "Pegasus's Plain". Suburban Gardens to the North-East of Brussels in the Early Modern Period ; Franciszek Skibinski, Politics, Pleasure and Sensuality in the Seventeenth-Century Villa in Poland-Lithuania ; Wojciech Tygielski, Villegiatura alla Polacca - A Historian's Perspective ; Marine Ganofsky, Sensations, Sensuality and Voluptuousness - Materialism and Petites Maisons in Enlightenment France ; Alexandra Helprin, Serfdom and Spectacle at Kuskovo and Ostankino ; Jyoti Pandey Sharma, The Villa in Colonial India - Major General Claude Martin's Villa Estates in eighteenth-century Avadhian Lucknow.

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Item Number: 146889
Title: Seeing the God : Image, Space, Performance, and Vision in the Religion of the Roman Empire
Author: Arnhold, Marlis (et al)
Price: $174.00
ISBN: 9783161557217
Record created on 10/03/17
Description: Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus. English text.

Contents: Steve Friesen, Material Conditions for Seeing the Divine - The Temple of the Sebastoi at Ephesos and the Vision of the Heavenly Throne in Revelation 4-5 ; Katharina Rieger, Imagining the absent and perceiving the present - An interpretation of material remains of divinities from the rock sanctuary at Caesarea Philippi (Gaulantis) ; Kristine Iara, Seeing the gods in late antique Rome ; Jörg Rüpke, Not gods alone - on the visibility of religion and religious specialists in ancient Rome ; Richard L. Gordon, Getting it right - Performative images in Graeco-Egyptian magical Practice ; Marlis Arnhold, Imagining Mithras in light of iconographic standardization and individual accentuation ; Robin Jensen, The polymorphous Jesus in Early Christian image and text - David Balch - Founders of Rome, of Athens, and of the Church - Romulus, Theseus, and Jesus. Theseus and Ariadne with Athena visually represented in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum ; Harry O. Maier, Seeing the Blood of God - The triumphant charade of Ignatius of Antioch the God-bearer ; Annette Weissenrieder, Space and vision of the divine - the temple imagery of the Epistle to the Ephesians ; Brigitte Kahl, Citadel of the God(s) or Satan's Throne - the image of the Divine at the Great Altar of Pergamon between ruler religion and apocalyptic counter-vision ; Vernon K. Robbins, Kinetic divine concepts, the Baptist, and the enfleshed logos in the prologue and precreation storyline of the Fourth Gospel. (Culture, Religion, and Politics in the Greco-Roman World, 2)

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Item Number: 147016
Title: Dragon: Fear and Power
Author: Arnold, Martin
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 9781780238975
Record created on 10/17/17
Description: London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp., 50 color, 30 b&w illus.

Summary: From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation’s Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to the so-called dragon-women who threaten male authority, dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled humanity for thousands of years. These often scaly beasts take a wide variety of forms and meanings, but there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need either to overcome, appease, or in some way assume that power as our own. In this fiery cultural history, Martin Arnold asks how these unifying impulses can be explained. Are they owed to our need to impose order on chaos in the form of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of nature, writ large, unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all: our mortality? Tracing the history of ideas about dragons from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, Arnold explores exactly what it might be that calls forth such creatures from the darkest corners of our collective imagination.

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Item Number: 149394
Title: DANIEL ARSHAM
Author: Obrist, Hans Ulrich (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780847863099
Record created on 08/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 30c., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Daniel Arsham mines lusted-after consumer goods and iconic imagery to create his conceptual objects and sculptures. The artist then casts and refinishes his work to imitate the effects of erosion and subsidence, creating monuments to our present obsessions, as if the objects were rescued from Pompeii. That same impulse toward excavation animates many of his installations,which range from layered broken walls to geodefilled caverns to melting portals. From room-collapsing environmental installations for today’s leading brands and museums to elaborate set design for classical dance, Arsham twists elements of architecture to create immersive aesthetic experiences that appeal to the divided attentions of a contemporary audience. Presented as an induction manual to Arsham’s covetable world, the book will provide a complete overview of his practice. Virgil Abloh discusses Arsham’s contribution to a post-media artistic landscape, a thread developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in a conversation with the artist that traces art-historical precedents. Steven Matijcio will discuss the artist’s projects and collaborations, which range from sets for Merce Cunningham’s dance company to clothes and sneakers with streetwear icons Ronnie Fieg and Adidas to projects with James Franco and Pharrell Williams and films with Mahershala Ali.

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Item Number: 146477
Title: Palmyra : Mirage in the Desert
Author: Aruz, Joan (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781588396310
Record created on 08/14/17
Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 160pp., 132 illus.

Summary: In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragic headline news in 2015, when it was overtaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which destroyed many of its monuments and artifacts. The essays in this book include new scholarship on Palmyra’s origins and evolution as well as developments from both before and after its damage by ISIS, providing new information that will be relevant to current and future generations of art historians and archaeologists. The book also includes a moving tribute by Waleed Khaled al-Asa’ad to his father, Khaled al-Asa’ad, the Syrian archaeologist, who was the head of antiquities and curator at Palmyra, who was brutally murdered by ISIS in 2015 for defending the site.

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Item Number: 147832
Title: Splendour of the Burgundian Netherlands – Southern Netherlandish illuminated manuscripts in Dutch collections
Author: As-Vijvers, Anne Margreet W. ; Anne S. Korteweg
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9789462582637
Record created on 01/09/18
Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 384pp., ca. 240 color illus. Exhibition held at Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. English edition.

Summary: This book presents a survey of ninety of the finest and most interesting medieval manuscripts produced in the southern Netherlands - present-day Belgium - which ended up in Dutch public collections at various points in time. This largely unknown cultural heritage is displayed here in a vast panoramic context ranging from the tenth to the mid-sixteenth century. The painted scenes in these handwritten books are not only of a high artistic quality, but also present a richly-textured picture of medieval life. The emphasis is on the role of books in the society of the Middle Ages: they served as expressions of sumptuousness on the part of the aristocracy, as richly-decorated books for church services, and as cherished objects used by affluent burghers for their private devotion. The authors also devote attention to the large-size, superbly-illustrated works of history and literature that were produced under the patronage of the dukes of Burgundy. Other subjects include the Order of the Golden Fleece, the artistic ties between the northern and southern Netherlands, pilgrim badges, and the transition from manuscripts to printed books. The book contains twenty-four chapters, each one consisting of an introduction to the art-historical and cultural-historical context, followed by discussions of individual manuscripts. These chapters were written by fifteen international specialists in the field of medieval manuscripts and book illumination of the southern Netherlands. In addition, the book contains an introduction on the ways in which these manuscripts ended up in the Netherlands, a technical analysis of a number of manuscripts, and a map accompanied by an account of the rise and unification of the southern Netherlands. At the back of the book, readers will find detailed descriptions of the manuscripts. The entire publication is lavishly illustrated, with some 250 magnificent colour reproductions.

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Item Number: 148566
Title: Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The ATKINSONS’ Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe
Author: Stewart, John Massey
Price: $37.95
ISBN: 9781911604303
Record created on 04/02/18
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 302pp., 40 color plates.

Summary: This is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man: Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799 - 1861), architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author - and bigamist. Famous in his lifetime as `the Siberian traveller', he spent seven years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation from the Tsar, producing 560 watercolour sketches - many published here for the first time - of the often dramatic scenery and exotic peoples. He kept a detailed daily journal, now extensively quoted for the first time with his descendants' cooperation. This is also the story of Lucy, his spirited and intrepid wife and their son Alatau Tamchiboulac, called after their favourite places and born in a remote Cossack fort. They both shared his many adventures and extremes of heat and cold, travelling with him on horseback up and down precipices and across dangerous rivers, escaping a murder plot atop a great cliff and befriending the famous Decembrist exiles.

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Item Number: 148960
Title: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
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Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780714875668
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: London-New York: Phaidon, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 560pp. illus.

Summary: This is the only book to thoroughly document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions. Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life. From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid. .

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Item Number: 147923
Title: KWAB : Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt
Author: Baarssen, Reinier
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9789462084285
Record created on 01/17/18
Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 350 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: The auricular style is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe. This book traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The story of this abstract decorative form is illustrated using silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings, and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings.

Contents: Courtly Inventions - Paulus van Vianen ; A Ewer as Revolution - Adam van Vianen ; A Jump in Size ; Amsterdam Triumphant - Lutma, Rembrandt and Doomer ; Competition on Paper - Van Vianen versus Lutma ; Brass in the Church - Johannes Lutma the Elder as Inventor ; Framed by KWAB ; Amsterdam and the Netherlands ; At the Court of Charles I - Christiaen van Vianen ; A Cabinet from Paris ; Ohrmuschelstil und Knorpelwerk.

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Item Number: 144590
Title: Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin
Author: Bailey, Colin B. ; Carina Fryklund ; John Marciari ; Magnus Olausson ; Jennifer Tonkovich
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780875981796
Record created on 02/14/17
Description: New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 268pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The core holdings of the Nationalmuseum, Sweden, were assembled by Count Carl Gustaf Tessin (1696–1770), a diplomat and one of the great art collectors of his day. On assignment in Paris from 1739, Tessin came into contact with the leading artists of the time and commissioned many works from them. He was also among the most active buyers at major sales of old master paintings and drawings. By the time he left Paris in 1742, he had amassed a truly impressive collection. Now, for the first time, the Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is partnering with the Morgan to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit. The show and catalogue include work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Raphael, Annibale Carracci, Hendrik Goltzius, Jacques Callot, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Antoine Watteau, and François Boucher.

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Item Number: 146469
Title: Dura-Europos
Author: Baird, Jennifer
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781472522115
Record created on 08/11/17
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 221pp. illus.

Summary: Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by French and American archaeologists, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Near East. A Seleucid, Parthian, and Roman site, its place between East and West is a vexed question in both the ancient and modern worlds. The site was home to at least nineteen sanctuaries, amongst them a Synagogue and Christian building, and from inscriptions, parchments, and graffiti many languages are attested, including Greek, Latin, Persian, Palmyrene, and Hebrew. This book provides an overview of the site and its history, situating Dura-Europos in its geographical, historical, and intellectual contexts, tracing the story of the site and its afterlives in scholarly and popular perceptions. Based on the author's work excavating at the site with the Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura and extensive archival research, the volume draws together threads of Dura-Europos' legacy and significance, and discusses how the multicultural, religiously plural and polyglot site has been recovered and shaped by archaeology. (Archaeological Histories)

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Item Number: 148845
Title: Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art
Author: Bajac, Quentin
Price: $175.00
ISBN: 9780870709074
Record created on 05/02/18
Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 299pp., 125 color, 150 b&w illus

Summary: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art holds a special place in the hearts of many, whether artists or museumgoers, New Yorkers or visitors from around the world. It is a respite from the crowds and skyscrapers that surround it, as well as a place to commune with major works of modern and contemporary art. Through essays and archival images, this lavishly illustrated volume pays tribute to the Sculpture Garden's beauty and remarkable history over the past eighty years. Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art features the sculptures that have become synonymous with the space, Philip Johnson's elegant and enduring design, and the Garden's diverse array of activities and events. From its inception in 1939, the Sculpture Garden-which launched the very concept of the garden as outdoor gallery for changing installations- has hosted exhibitions of sculpture by Alexander Calder, structures by Buckminster Fuller and Marcel Breuer, performances by Yayoi Kusama, and served as an important venue for music, dance, social gatherings and even protest. Along with offering a behind-the-scenes history, this unique publication debuts a portfolio of images of the Sculpture Garden by eight prominent contemporary artists and photographers: Richard Pare, Candida Hofer, Tina Barney, Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Vera Lutter and Hiroshi Sugimoto. These projects demonstrate that while the outdoor gallery is constantly changing with the seasons, new programming, and rotations of art on display, it continues to be an inspiration to artists and the broader public alike.

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Item Number: 146037
Title: The Houses of Hereford 1200-1700
Author: Baker, Nigel (et al)
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 9781785708169
Record created on 06/18/17
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Description: London: Oxbow Books, 2018. 28cm., hardcover ca. 256pp. illus.

Summary: The cathedral city of Hereford is one of the best-kept historical secrets of the Welsh Marches. Although its Anglo-Saxon development is well known from a series of classic excavations in the 1960s and ’70s, what is less widely known is that the city boasts an astonishingly well-preserved medieval plan and contains some of the earliest houses still in everyday use anywhere in England. Three leading authorities on the buildings of the English Midlands have joined forces combining detailed archaeological surveys, primary historical research, and topographical analysis to examine 24 of the most important buildings, from the great hall of the Bishop’s Palace of c.1190, to the first surviving brick town-house of c.1690. Fully illustrated with photographs, historic maps, and explanatory diagrams, the case-studies include canonical and mercantile hall-houses of the Middle Ages, mansions, commercial premises, and simple suburban dwellings of the early modern period. Owners and builders are identified from documentary sources wherever possible, from the Bishop of Hereford and the medieval cathedral canons, through civic office-holding merchant dynasties, to minor tradesmen otherwise known only for their brushes with the law.

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Item Number: 149252
Title: BALTHUS
Author: Bouvier, Raphael (et al)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9783775744454
Record created on 07/03/18
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 176pp., 120 illus. Exhibition held at Fondation Beyeler, Basel. English text.

Summary: In his multifaceted, multilayered oeuvre Balthus (1908–2001), one of the last great twentieth-century masters, pursued a path that ran exactly contrary to the modern avant-garde movements. As quiet as they are intriguing, his works feature colliding contrasts, combining reality and dream, eroticism and innocence, practicality and mystery, the familiar and the uncanny in unique ways. The Fondation Beyeler’s retrospective unites around fifty significant paintings from all phases of this legendary artist’s career, reflecting the ambiguous presentation of his imagery. The exhibition and its companion catalogue begin with the monumental, enigmatic masterpiece, Passage du Commerce-Saint-André (1952-54), in which Balthus’s intensive study of the dimensions of space and time and their relationship to figure and object is especially apparent.

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Item Number: 148603
Title: Italy and Early Medieval Europe : Papers for Chris Wickham
Author: Balzaretti, Ross (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9780198777601
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 567pp., 34 b&w illus.

Contents: Italy and the Early Middle Ages: a Journey through Time and Space, Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow and Patricia Skinner ; Chris - An Appreciation, Janet Nelson ; Lodare 'il Wickham', Cristina La Rocca. 1. Social Cohesion, Breaks and Transformations in Italy, 535-600, Walter Pohl. 2. The Roman Origins of the Northumbrian Kingdom, Ian Wood. 3. Langobardi in the Sixth Century without Paulus Diaconus, Patrick Geary. 4. Boni homini in Northern Iberia: a Particularity that Raises some General Questions, Wendy Davies. 5. Gender and the Gift: the Giving and Receiving of Women in Early Medieval England, Pauline Stafford. 6. Still Fussing about Feudalism, Susan Reynolds. 7. Travail, Salaire et Pauvrete au Moyen Age, Laurent Feller. 8. Bastard Feudalism and the Framing of Thirteenth-Century England, Peter Cross. 9. Changing Rural Settlements in the Early Middle Ages in Central and northern Italy: Towards the Centralization of Rural Property, Marco Valenti. 10. Between the City and the Countryside: the Aristocracy in the March of Tuscia (late tenth - early twelfth centuries), Maria Elena Cortese. 11. Riflessioni sulle Economie dei Secoli X e XI: Palermo e Roma a Confronto, Alessandra Molinari. 12. Reframing Norman Italy, Sandro Carocci. 13. Labour Services and Peasant Obligations in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Southern Italy, Graham A. Loud. 14. An Arena of Abuses and Competing Powers: Rome in Cassiodorus', Cristina La Rocca. 15. Topographic Memory, Lisa Fentress. 16. The Damnatio Memoriae of Pope Constantine II (767-768), Rosamond McKitterick. 17. Fame and its Vagaries in the Middle Ages, Antonio Sennis. 18. Archives and Social Change in Italy, c.900-1100: the Evidence of Dispute Notices, Marios Costambeys. 19. Disputed Possession, Legal Process and Memory in Thirteenth-Century Lombardy: the case of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227), Edward Coleman. 20. 'To Destroy a City so Great and Remarkable': Lamentation, Panegyric and the Idea of the Medieval City, Paul Oldfield. 21. 'Framing' and Lighting: Another Angle on Transition, Paul Fouracre. 22. Lands and Lights in Early Medieval Rome, Joanna Story. 23. Garden Cities in Medieval Italy, Caroline Goodson. 24. Chestnuts in Charters: Evidence for Specialised Production in Tenth-Century Genoa and Milan, Ross Balzaretti. 25. The 'Life Aquatic' on Athos in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, Rosemary Morris. 26. Public Powers, Private Powers and the Exploitation of Metals for Coinage: the Case of Medieval Tuscany, Giovanna Bianchi. 27. Coinage and the Tributary Mode of Production, Eduardo Manzano Moreno. 28. Comparing Medieval Iceland with Other Regions: Problems and Possibilities, Chris Callow. 29. Early Medieval Wales and Calabria: a Mountain of Problems?, Patricia Skinner. 30. Devozione longobarda, Paolo Delongu. 31. Cursing and Curing, or The Practice of Christianity in Eighth-Century Rome, Julia Smith. 32. Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Views on Islam and on Jihad, c.900 CE: a Papal Connection?, John Haldon. 33. The Two Republics: Ecclesia and the Public Domain in the Carolingian World, Mayke de Jong. 34. Developing Definitions of Reform in the Church in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, Julia Barrow. 35. Memory, Gift and Politics: Matilda of Tuscany and her Donations to St Peter, Regine Le Jan. 36. Como and Padua, Frances Andrews. (The Past and Present Book Series)

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Item Number: 118686
Title: ROSALIA BANET : Vanity Fear [Especial Las Siamesas Golasas]
Author: Maggetto, Marco (et al)
Price: $3.75    Original Price: $37.50
ISBN: 9788496898554
Record created on 03/21/12
Description: Murcia: La Conservera, 2009. 28cm., pbk., 85pp. illus., most in color. Spanish-English text.
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Item Number: 148676
Title: Dawn of a Nation : From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano
Author: Barbero, Luca Massimo
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788831729567
Record created on 04/15/18
Description: Venice: Marsilio, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 352pp., ca. 200 illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze. English text.

Summary: A truly mesmerising exploration of art, politics and society in Italy from the 1950s to the protest years in the late ’60s, with eighty works of art by such masters as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto. The exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is bringing emblematic works of art together for the first time to form a display illustrating the effervescence of Italian culture after World War II, the years of the so-called “economic miracle” that marked a major transformation in Italian society, up until the fateful year of 1968. It was in this 20-year period that we see the development of a new vision of art reaching out into the contemporary world in an extraordinarily vibrant and inventive bust of creativity that spared neither style, material or form. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey setting out from the diatribe between Realism and Abstraction, continuing on to the triumph of Informal Art and leading through the images, gestures and figures of Pop Art in strident juxtaposition with the experimental vision of monochromatic painting, right up to the language of Arte Povera and of Conceptual Art.

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Item Number: 147418
Title: Architect, Patron and Craftsman in Tudor and Early Stuart England
Author: Barnwell, P.S. ; Paula Henderson (eds)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9781907730627
Record created on 11/27/17
Description: Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: This book contains the papers from a weekend conference held at Rewley House in Oxford in 2016 in honour of Professor Malcolm Airs who taught there from 1975 to 2006, and whose scholarship has centred on the domestic architecture of the Tudor and Stuart period, particularly on building processes and craftsmen. It was a period in which Gothic elements continued to be used, but mixed with details inspired by a Classical antiquity. This was the English Renaissance, but the systematic study of Classical models and the publication of handbooks of Classical architecture, and the profession of architecture, were all in their infancy. The blend of styles is unique to England; while it used to be dismissed as backward it is today celebrated for its inventiveness and pioneering achievements. In these papers Professor Airs’ friends and colleagues pay tribute to his scholarship in a series of essays on topics which have interested him. They include the reception and appreciation of the architecture of the Tudor and Early Stuart period, studies of the sources of inspiration for individual house designs, using both written and architectural evidence, the setting of houses, planning, fixtures and decoration.

Contents: William Whyte, The Might-Have-Beens of Architectural History: Meritocracy, Conservation, and the Career of Malcolm Airs [with an appendix bibliography of Malcolm Airs' writings] ; Nicholas Cooper, The Tudor and Jacobean Great House, 1650 to 1950: Architectural History and the History of Architecture ; Pete Smith, Wollaton Hall and New Hardwick Hall ; David Adshead, Long-Lost Cousins or False Friends? The Staircase Halls at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, and Ham House, Surrey ; Paula Henderson, Splendid Houses: Elite Living in Tudor and Early Stuart London ; Sally Jeffrey, Cloisters and Terraces in the Garden: Their Origin and Use in Jacobean England ; Geoffrey Tyack, The Schools Quadrangle at Oxford: Function and Rhetoric ; Maurice Howard, Finishing the Building in Early Modern England: Panelling, Furnishing and the Technology of Painting ; Claire Gapper, Patrons, Plasterers and Architects: Designing Decorative Plasterwork in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries ; Kathryn Davies, Visual Communication in Early Modern Buildings ; Mark Girouard, Aspects of a Biographical Dictionary of Architecture. (Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 6)

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Item Number: 149209
Title: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 1150-1350
Author: Barnwell, Paul S. (ed)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781907730672
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Dointon: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 272pp., 64 color, 31 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the third in a chronological series of volumes based on weekend conferences at Rewley House in Oxford, concerning places of worship in Britain and Ireland from the late Roman period to the present. The period covered in this volume saw the rise of the great cathedrals, the spread of reformed monasticism (including nunneries), the coming of the friars and the spread of the parish system into every corner of Britain and Ireland. Architecturally, the emergence and spread of the Gothic style is of special significance, but as important was the evolution of church plans and form to accommodate new forms of worship driven by developments in theology and liturgy. The emphasis here is on the main types of institution and particularly those for which good physical evidence survives. Cathedrals, monasteries of several orders, nunneries, friaries and parish churches are all represented. The spread of Christian values throughout society and the creation of the universal church of the middle ages, binding Britain and Ireland to the whole of Christendom in a uniform culture, are also common themes. The 12 essays are by Philippa Turner (introduction and images), John Harper (on ritual and music), Richard Halsey (on cathedral extensions), Cathy Oakes (on the Benedictines), Glyn Coppack (on the Cistercians), Richard Oram (the Premonstratensians in Scotland), Deirdre O’Sullivan (friaries), Tracy Collins (Irish nunneries), P. S. Barnwell (English parish churches and the conclusion), and Richard Fawcett (on Scottish parish churches). (Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 7)

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Item Number: 148665
Title: Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
Author: Barr, Rebecca Anne (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781526127051
Record created on 04/12/18
Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 344pp., 12 color 24 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. The belly and the viscera of the 'capital city' - Gilles Thomas. 2. The intestinal labours of Paris DS Sabine Barles and André Guillerme. 3. Digesting in the Long Eighteenth Century - Ian Miller. 4. The Soul in the Entrails: the experience of the sick in the eighteenth century - Micheline Louis-Courvoisier. 5.Sawney's Seat: The Social Imaginary of the London Bog-house c.1660-c.1800 - Mark Jenner. 6. Eighteenth-century paper: the readers' digest - Amélie Junqua. 7. 'Words have no smell': faecal references in eighteenth-century society theatre - Jennifer Ruimi. 8. The Legibility of the Bowels: Lichtenberg's Excremental Vision of Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress - Anthony Mahler. 9. Parodies of pompous knowledge: treatises on farting - Guilhem Armand. 10. Potbelly, paunch, and innards: variations on the abdomen in Marivaux's Homčre travesti and Télémaque travesti - Clémence Aznavour. 11. Desire, disgust and Indigestion in John Cleland's Memoirs of a Coxcomb - Rebecca Anne Barr. 12. Hogarth's line of bellies - Frédéric Ogée. 13. Iconography of the belly: eighteenth-century satirical prints - Barbara Stentz. 14. Visceral visions: art, pedagogy, and politics in revolutionary France - Dorothy Johnson. 15. Hanging on in there: Bellyache and the Saints of the Bowels - Jacques Gélis. (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies)

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Item Number: 149579
Title: The Art of Medieval Hungary
Author: Barral i Altet, Xavier (et al)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9788867286614
Record created on 09/28/18
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 732pp., 176 illus., many in color.

Summary: With this book, the Hungarian Academy of Rome offers to the medievalist community a thematic synthesis about Hungarian medieval art, reconstructing, in a European perspective, more than four hundred years of artistic production in a country located right at the heart of Europe. The book presents an up-to-date view from the Romanesque through Late Gothic up to the beginning of the Renaissance, with an emphasis on the artistic relations that evolved between Hungary and other European territories, such as the Capetian Kingdom, the Italian Peninsula and the German Empire. Situated at the meeting point between the Mediterranean regions, the lands ruled by the courts of Europe west of the Alps and the territories of the Byzantine (later Ottoman) Empire, Hungary boasts an artistic heritage that is one of the most original features of our common European past. The book, whose editors and authors are among today’s foremost experts in medieval art history, is divided into four thematic sections – the sources and art historiography of the medieval period, the boundary between history, art history and archaeology, church architecture and decorations, religious cults and symbols of the power –, with a selection of essays on the main works of Hungarian medieval art held in museums and public collections.

Contents: Xavier Barral i Altet, Introduction. Hungarian Medieval Art from a European Point of View. I. Sources and Studies for Hungarian Medieval Art - Erno Marosi, Two Centuries of Research, from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the Present - Kornél Szovák, Written Sources on Hungarian Medieval Art History. II. City and Territory - Katalin Szende, Towns and Urban Networks in the Carpathian Basin between the Eleventh and the Early Sixteenth Centuries - Pál Lovei, Urban Architecture - Zsombor Jékely, Expansion to the Countryside: Rural Architecture in Medieval Hungary - István Feld, Castles, Mansions, and Manor Houses in Medieval Hungary. III. Architecture and Art in the Context of Liturgy - Béla Zsolt Szakács, Romanesque Architecture: Abbeys and Cathedrals - Krisztina Havasi, Romanesque Sculpture in Medieval Hungary - Imre Takács, The First Century of Gothic in Hungary - Pál Lovei, Imre Takács, "Hungarian Trecento": Art in the Angevin Era - Gábor Endrodi, Winged Altarpieces in Medieval Hungary. IV. Religious Cults and Symbols of Power - Gábor Klaniczay, The Cult of the Saints and their Artistic Representation in Recent Hungarian Historiography - Vinni Lucherini, The Artistic Visualization of the Concept of Kingship in Angevin Hungary - Pál Lovei, Epigraphy and Tomb Sculpture. V. Forms of Art between Public and Private Use - Evelin Wetter, Precious Metalwork and Textile Treasures in Late Medieval Hungary - Anna Boreczky, Book Culture in Medieval Hungary. VI. The Middle Ages after the Middle Ages - Imre Takács, Medieval Twilight or Early Modern Dawn: Art in the Era of Sigismund of Luxembourg - Arpád Mikó, A Renaissance Dream: Arts in the Court of King Matthias - Gábor Gyorgy Papp, Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Hungarian Architecture. Annex I. Medieval Artworks and Monuments - Erno Marosi, The Coronation Mantle of the Hungarian Kings, Originally Chasuble of King Stephen I and Queen Gisella - Erno Marosi, The Holy Crown of Hungary: The "Crown of Saint Stephen" - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Tihany - Krisztina Havasi, The Provostry Church of the Virgin Mary in Székesfehérvár - Krisztina Havasi, The Medieval Cathedral of Pécs - Imre Takács, The Medieval Saint Adalbert's Cathedral in Esztergom and the Porta Speciosa - Imre Takács, Vinni Lucherini, The Chapel of the Royal Palace of Esztergom and its Late-Medieval Mural Paintings - Imre Takács, The Medieval Cathedral of Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia) - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Lébény - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Ják - Xavier Barral i Altet, The Szentkirály Romanesque Tympanum - Pál Lovei, The Sepulchral Monument of Saint Margaret of Hungary - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Hungarian Angevin Legendary - Vinni Lucherini, The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle - Imre Takács, The Royal Palace of Visegrád - Zsombor Jékely, The Medieval Augustinian Church of Siklós and the Wall Paintings in the Sanctuary - Szilárd Papp, Gothic Statues from the Royal Palace of Buda - Szilárd Papp, The Castle of Vajdahunyad (Hunedoara) - Ivan Gerát, The High Altar Retable of Saint Elizabeth in Košice (Kassa/Kaschau) - Péter Farbaky, The Royal Palace of Buda during the Reigns of Matthias Corvinus and the Jagiellonian Kings - Péter Farbaky, The Bakócz Chapel of Esztergom. Annex II. Museums and Collections Holding Medieval Art - Piroska Biczó, The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest - Gyorgyi Poszler, The Old Hungarian Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest - Emese Sarkadi Nagy, The Christian Museum in Esztergom - Péter Farbaky, The Budapest History Museum - Agnes Ziegler-Bálint, The Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu (Nagyszeben/Hermannstadt) - Pál Lovei, Collections of Stone Carvings. (Bibliotheca Academiae Hungariae - Roma. Studia, 7)

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