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New titles week of 07/17/2017: Found 92 titles
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Item Number: 144464
Title: Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72
Author: Adamson, Natalie ; Steven Harris (eds)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781119328575
Record created on 01/25/2017
Description: Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 216pp. illus

Contents: N. Adamson, S. Harris, You have free access to this contentMaterial Imagination: Art in Europe ; N. Adamson, Black Flowers Blossom: Bachelard, Soulages and the Material Imaginary of Abstract Painting ; K. Kurczynski, Materialism and Intersubjectivity in Cobra ; A. Kitnick, Makeshift Wholes: Interiority and Texture in Postwar British Design ; M. Sullivan, Materializing Modernism in Postwar Italy: Fausto Melotti, Gio Ponti, and the 1961 Esposizione Internazionale del Lavoro ; J. Carrick, L'Optique Moderne: Daniel Spoerri's ‘Optical Readymades’ ; A. Dezeuze, Terrain vague: Ben Vautier and the Ecole de Nice ; S. James, ‘Not Yet’ Materialized: Carlfriedrich Claus's ‘Talking Papers’ ; A. Rider, The Longevity of Roman Opalka. (Art History Special Issues)

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Item Number: 146050
Title: Settecento romano : Reti del Classicismo arcadico
Author: Alfonzetti, Beatrice (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788867288571
Record created on 06/21/2017
Description: Roma: Viella, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 532pp. illus.

Contents - Beatrice Alfonzetti, Introduzione. Settecento romano e Classicismo arcadico.

Parte prima I. Il Classicismo restaurato. Amedeo Quondam, Roma 1672 - il Classicismo restaurato. L'idea del bello e il canone delle arti secondo Bellori.

Parte seconda. I. L'Arcadia e la Roma di Clemente XI. Valentina Gallo, La Basilissa - Cristina di Svezia in Arcadia ; Javier Gutiérrez Carou, Endimione fra Alessandro Guidi e Francesco de Lemene - drammaturgia, spettacolo, struttura dei finali L Marina Formica, Dominare il tempo. Clemente XI e i tentativi di riforma del calendario ; Simone Caputo, Il "teatro della festa" nella Roma di Clemente XI.

II. Il Classicismo arcadico. Franco Piperno, Architettura e musica nella Roma del Classicismo arcadico. Angela Cipriani, Un secolo di premiazioni in Campidoglio (1696-1795). Le quattro arti liberali in mutuo soccorso. Nicola Badolato, Il Ciro di Pietro Ottoboni e Alessandro Scarlatti e gli allestimenti operistici romani di Filippo Juvarra. Massimo Zammerini, Architettura e scenografia nella Roma del Settecento. Ilaria Delsere, L'Arcadia alla corte pontificia - la collaborazione tra Ludovico Sergardi e Antonio Valeri alla Fabbrica di San Pietro (1713-1726). Valter Curzi, Memoria dell'antico nella pittura di storia a Roma tra Seicento e Settecento - un contributo per la revisione storico-critica del Neoclassicismo. Silvia Tatti, L'Arcadia di Crescimbeni e il trionfo della poesia - l'incoronazione in Campidoglio del 172. Alviera Bussotti, La recita del Temistocle di Michele Giuseppe Morei - tra Zeno e Metastasio. Roberto Gigliucci, Il cardinale Pietro Ottoboni tra San Filippo Neri e San Casimiro.

III. L'Arcadia - una rete transnazionale. Maurizio Campanelli, I Sermones di Giovan Battista Casti (1762-1764). Elodie Oriol, Mecenatismo e sviluppo delle carriere musicali - il ruolo delle famiglie Acquaviva, Stuart e Albani nella Roma settecentesca. Piermario Vescovo, Goldoni - vacanze romane. Rosanna Cioffi, Tra Arcadia e Neoclassicismo. Da Maratti a Mengs nel segno di Shaftesbury e Winckelmann. Marina Caffiero, Dal monastero al salotto alla tribuna. La mediazione culturale femminile nella Roma di metà Settecento. Beatrice Alfonzetti, Poeti italiani e stranieri nelle adunanze arcadiche. Andrea Fabiano, Astacide Tespio ovvero Poinsinet le Noyé (le Mystifié) - un librettista comico francese in Arcadia. Franca Sinopoli, Giovanni Battista Audiffredi e la realizzazione del modello di biblioteca universale. Antonio Rostagno, Il "nuovo Dante" nella musica. Dante e Petrarca in due manoscritti romani di Nicolò Antonio Zingarelli. Orietta Rossi Pinelli, Gli artisti stranieri a Roma nel XVIII secolo. (I libri di Viella, 249)

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Item Number: 144795
Title: Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge : A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, Part Five: Volume One: Incunabula Printed in Italy
Author: Andriolo, A.E. ; S. Reynolds (eds)
Price: $219.00
ISBN: 9781909400856
Record created on 03/11/2017
Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2017. 34cm., hardcover, ca. 288pp., 330 color illus.

Summary: This is the first part of a two-volume catalogue of incunabula (books printed up to 1500) with illumination added by hand, in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the College Libraries of Cambridge. Incunabula research is flourishing in the twenty-first century. Since the turn of the millennium, printed catalogues of globally important collections have been published and online cataloguing projects have transformed knowledge and access. Nevertheless, the c. 2,000 incunabula in Cambridge outside the University Library remain comparatively unknown. A part of the Cambridge Illuminations Research Project, this catalogue examines books at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Cambridge Colleges books that were printed in Italy up to 1500 and have illumination and decoration added by hand. Over the two catalogue volumes, the College material constitutes approximately 75% of the coverage of over 400 individual incunabula in total. These collections are extraordinarily rich, and have been built up over the last 500 years through the patronage of late medieval benefactors and scholars, such as Roger Bower (d. 1507) and Thomas Rotherham (1423–1500), as well as that of classical scholars, and through the bequests of eminent British book collectors and bibliophiles from Archbishops Matthew Parker (1504–1575) and William Sancroft (1617–93), to Samuel Pepys (1633–1703), and John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). The catalogue focuses on books with decoration intended to ornament rather than to rubricate the text, that include one or more of the following elements: miniatures, woodcuts with contemporary colour added by hand, historiated initials and borders, other types of ornamental initials with or without borders, pen-flourished initials, and a variety of drawings or sketches. In bringing to bear on early printed books the same level of attention to the individual features of particular copies, the editors hope to further erode the artificial barriers between those working on illumination in manuscripts and in printed books, and to offer striking evidence of the inter-meshed worlds of manuscript and print in the second half of the fifteenth century. (Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge, 5.1)

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Item Number: 146026
Title: Cerimoniale dei Borbone di Napoli 1734-1801
Author: Antonelli, Attilio (ed)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9788856905595
Record created on 06/16/2017
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 560pp., ca. 180 color illus.

Summary: Quarto volume della collana, esemplare per rigore filologico e ricchezza degli apparati iconografici, dedicata ai cerimoniali della corte di napoli, dato alle stampe in occasione del terzo centenario della nascita di carlo di borbone. arricchito da una magistrale introduzione di raffaele ajello, il volume - corredato di saggi, illustrazioni, note e apparati corposi - presenta due manoscritti che illustrano la vita di corte nell'arco della lunga parabola del nuovo regno: dall'arrivo di carlo nel 1734 fino alla sua partenza nel 1759, quando meriterà una nuova corona, quella di re di spagna. accanto a carlo le figure della moglie maria amalia di sassonia e del ministro bernardo tanucci. il ritorno di ferdinando di borbone da palermo a napoli nel 1801 segna il momento conclusivo della cronaca cerimoniale. (I cerimoniali della corte di Napoli, 4)

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Item Number: 146239
Title: ANTONELLO : I suoi mondi, il suo seguito
Author: Sricchia Santoro, Fiorella
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9788870385489
Record created on 07/14/2017
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Description: Firenze: Centro Di, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 389pp., 223 color, 121 b&w illus.

Summary: Con questo studio, corredato da una ricca galleria fotografica, Fiorella Sricchia Santoro approfondisce la figura Antonello da Messina - già nel 1986 l'autrice gli aveva dedicato un'importante monografia - sul filo dell'interesse per il pittore che da sempre ha accompagnato la sua vita di studiosa. Col presente volume Fiorella Sricchia Santoro aggiorna i risultati delle sue ricerche ricostruendo il retroterra artistico di Antonello e i primi anni di attività, dai legami con la pittura del Nord Europa alla presenza a Napoli nella bottega di Colantonio. Nel seguire l'intensa attività artistica di Antonello l'autrice avvalora la rivendicazione alla sua mano di alcune opere, mentre un ampio spazio è dedicato al seguito artistico di Antonello, dall'opera del figlio Jacobello a quella di Antonio Giuffré. Fiorella Sricchia Santoro, laureatasi con Roberto Longhi nel 1952, ai numerosi impegni di autrice e docente ha affiancato dal 2003 al 2016 quello di direttore responsabile di 'Prospettiva', pubblicata dal Centro Di.

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Item Number: 146130
Title: Petrarch’s Famous Men in the Early Renaissance: The Illuminated Copies of Felice Feliciano’s Edition
Author: Armstrong, Lilian
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9781908590701
Record created on 07/02/2017
Description: London: Warburg Institute, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 260pp. illus., 32 color plates.

Summary: Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-1374) worked over many years on his long historical text about the Lives of ancient Roman military heroes, De viris illustribus (On Famous Men). Left unfinished at his death, the text was completed by 1379 by Petrarch’s colleague, Lombardo della Seta. Within a decade, De viris illustribus was translated into Italian; and in1476 the Libro degli uomini famosi was printed in Poiano outside of Verona by the eccentric humanist and scribe, Felice Feliciano (1433–1479/1480). The edition includes a peculiar feature: preceding each of the Lives is a page on which is printed an interlace woodcut border within which, however, no image appears. The present book surveys the hand-illumination of twenty surviving copies of Felice’s edition in order to investigate: the Renaissance fascination with the classical past; the artistic traditions of representing Uomini famosi; the technical problems of illustrating books with woodcuts; and the fortuna of the 1476 edition. Two copies contain sequences of heroes painted within the woodcut borders; these heroes provide evidence for reconstructing the appearance of the ‘lost’ frescoes of famous men painted at the end of Petrarch’s lifetime in the Carrara palace in Padua. The hand-illumination of other copies can be assigned to miniaturists working in Venice, Verona, Ferrara, Florence, Rome and elsewhere, suggesting Felice Feliciano’s wide-reaching efforts to market the volume. The importance of studying copy-specific features in Renaissance printed books is further documented by the thirty-two colour plates and over ninety black-and-white figures

Contents: Introduction -- Felice and the edition of 1476 -- The illustrated copies of the 1476 Libro degli uomini famosi in London and Paris -- The Sala Vivorum Illustrium of the Reggia Carrarese in Padua -- Other heroes and illuminated pages -- Concluding considerations -- Appendix: Census of extrant copies of Petrarca, Libro degli uomini famosi, 1476 -- Plates -- Bibliography -- Index 1. Manuscripts of Francesco Petrarca, De viris illustribus and Libro degli uomini famosi -- Index 2. Other manuscripts -- Index 3. Incunables and sixteenth-century editions -- Index 4. Names. (Warburg Institute Studies and Texts, 5)

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Item Number: 144525
Title: Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance : The Mirror up to Nature
Author: Astington, John H. (ed)
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781107121430
Record created on 02/03/2017
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 280pp., 12 color, 52 b&w illus.

Summary: This book presents a new approach to the relationship between traditional pictorial arts and the theatre in Renaissance England. Demonstrating the range of visual culture in evidence from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, from the grandeur of court murals to the cheap amusement of woodcut prints, John H. Astington shows how English drama drew heavily on this imagery to stimulate the imagination of the audience. He analyses the intersection of the theatrical and the visual through such topics as Shakespeare's Roman plays and the contemporary interest in Roman architecture and sculpture; the central myth of Troy and its widely recognised iconography; scriptural drama and biblical illustration; and the emblem of the theatre itself. The book demonstrates how the art that surrounded Shakespeare and his contemporaries had a profound influence on the ways in which theatre was produced and received.

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Item Number: 143995
Title: ATGET : Postcards of a Lost Paris
Author: Weiss, Benjamin
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780878468447
Record created on 12/12/2016
Description: Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 136pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: Few places on Earth have been as lovingly, almost fanatically, documented as Paris. Despite extraordinary growth and change, the Paris of the world’s imagination is still, to a remarkable degree, the Paris of the turn of the 20th century—the Paris captured by Eugène Atget. The postcards in this book, which were more or less Atget’s only publications during his lifetime, were created near the beginning of his career, long before he was “discovered” in the 1920s and raised to the status of the poetic chronicler of the fragility of time and place. This postcard series is atypical of his later work and its exact origins remain something of a mystery. Its images, which depict Paris’ “little trades,” were meant to capture the ephemeral color of life. In them, Atget presents the market stands, the odd jobs, the cobbled-together shops and the informal entertainment that gave Paris its piquancy and eternally renewing liveliness. This book presents the cards in sequence, along with an introduction that explains Atget’s participation in his own period’s photographic trends and his influence on later photography. With exquisitely reproduced images and elegantly translated captions, Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris provides a peek at a disappearing way of life, and at Atget before he was Atget.

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Item Number: 129649
Title: MARCO BAGNOLI
Author: Celant, Germano
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9788857222387
Record created on 02/25/2014
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Description: Milan: Skira, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 350pp., ca. 650 color illus. English text. Summary: A detailed overview of the work of Marco Bagnoli, one of the most representative artists on the Italian scene in the 1970s, in a gorgeous monograph that presents his complete oeuvre arranged in chronological order. A sort of catalogue raisonné, this volume gathers around 350 reproductions of installations that through different techniques – drawing, painting, print and sculpture – involve the surrounding environment, creating unexpected relations between imagination and sensitivity. Marco Bagnoli’s research is characterised by two different approaches: his work is rooted in the scientific tradition of Italian Reinassance and, at the same time, is influenced by mystic poetry and Sufi philosophy. His artistic career began in the 1970s and reflects the dispute between Conceptual Art and Neo-expressionism that shaped the period, combining these two opposing tendencies.
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Item Number: 146259
Title: Von Spitzweg zu Sisi : Kunst und Kunsthandwerk des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Sammlung Friedrich Werner Ott
Author: Batz, Karl
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783897905030
Record created on 07/20/2017
Available September 2017
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Description: Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Verlag, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 296pp., 288 color illus. Exhibition held at Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt. German text.

Summary: In the Biedermeier scenes and idylls of the early works by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885), odd misfits, soldiers, monks and maids are all featured in the middle-class provincial milieu of the time. Informed by a free painting style, however, the landscapes of his late works anticipate Impressionism. Comprising 430 objects, the Werner Friedrich Ott Collection in the Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt includes, alongside paintings and drawings by the famous artist, an extensive Historicist collection of arts-and-crafts objects. In a time when political, economic and social relations in Europe underwent complete change, the nobility and an increasingly stronger middle class often drew upon the authoritative symbolism used to establish their identity of earlier times. They placed great value on the exquisite handcrafted work and most luxurious materials of their goblets, pitchers, services and jewellery items. Particularly coveted were objects furnished with dedications from prominent personages, such as Empress Elisabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria.

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Item Number: 146129
Title: Vernacular Aristotelianism in Italy from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Century
Author: Bianchi, Luca (et al)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9781908590527
Record created on 07/02/2017
Description: London: The Warburg Institute, 2017. 25cm., pbk.

Summary: This volume is based on an international colloquium held at the Warburg Institute, London, on 21–22 June 2013, entitled ‘Philosophy and Knowledge in the Renaissance: Interpreting Aristotle in the Vernacular’. It situates and explores vernacular Aristotelianism in a broad chronological context, with a geographical focus on Italy. The disciplines covered include political thought, ethics, poetics, rhetoric, logic, natural philosophy, cosmology, meteorology and metaphysics; and among the genres considered are translations, popularizing commentaries, dialogues and works targeted at women. The wide-ranging and rich material presented in the volume is intended to stimulate scholars to develop this promising area of research still further.

Contents: Fiammetta Papi, 'Giles of Rome's De regimine principum and the Vernacular Translations - The Reception of the Aristotelian Tradition and the Problem of Courtesy' ; Luca Bianchi, 'Uses of Latin Sources in Renaissance Vernacularizations of Aristotle - The Cases of Galeazzo Florimonte, Francesco Venier and Francesco Pona' ; Letizia Panizza, 'Alessandro Piccolomini's Mission - Philosophy for Men and Women in Their Mother Tongue' ; Marco Sgarbi, 'Francesco Robortello on Popularizing Knowledge' ; Eugenio Refini, 'Aristotelian Commentaries and the Dialogue Form in Cinquecento Italy' ; Grace Allen, 'Aristotle's Politics in the Dialogi della morale filosofia of Antonio Brucioli' ; Eva Del Soldato, '"The Best Works of Aristotle" - Antonio Brucioli as a Translator of Natural Philosophy' ; Ivano Dal Prete, 'Vernacular Meteorology and the Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Renaissance Italy' ; Simon Gilson, 'Vernacularizing Meteorology - Benedetto Varchi's Comento sopra il primo libro delle Meteore d'Aristotile' ; Corinna Onelli, 'Bartolomeo Beverini (1629-1686) e una versione inedita della Metafisica di Aristotele'. (Warburg Institute Colloquia, 29)

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Item Number: 145797
Title: Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour
Author: Bianchi, Paola ; Karin E. Wolfe (eds)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9781107147706
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus.

Summary: The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666-1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests. A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Savoy capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted to the court, coincided, in part, with the itineraries of the international Grand Tour which transformed the capital into a gateway to Italy, resulting in a conflagration of cultural cosmopolitanism in early modern Europe.

Contents: 1. England and Savoy - dynastic intimacy and cultural relations under the early Stuarts, Toby Osborne. 2. Marriage proposals - seventeenth-century Stuart-Savoy matrimonial prospects and politics, Andrea Pennini. 3. The court of Turin and the English succession, 1712-20, Edward Corp. 4. The British diplomatic presence in Turin - diplomatic culture and British élite identity, 1688-1789/98, Christopher Storrs. 5. The British at the Turin Royal Academy - cosmopolitanism and religious pragmatism, Paola Bianchi. 6. Thomas Coke in Turin and the Turin Royal Academy, Andrew Moore. 7. 'Never a more favorable reception than in the present juncture' - British residents and travellers in and about Turin, 1747-8, Edoardo Piccoli. 8. The British and Freemasonry in eighteenth-century Turin, Andrea Merlotti. 9. John Molesworth - British envoy and cultural intermediary in Turin, Karin Wolfe. 10. Silver from London and Turin - diplomacy by display and George Hervey, Earl of Bristol, Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Savoy 1755-8, James Rothwell. 11. The 'Savoyard' - the painter Domenico Duprà and his British sitters, Jonathan Yarker. 12. The culture of confession - the Sardinian chapel in London in the eighteenth century, Paola Cozzo. 13. Architects and kings in Grand Tour Europe, Tomasso Manfredi . 14. A homage from Turin - Filippo Juvarra's sketches for Lord Burlington, Cristina Ruggero. 15. Crossing borders - the pioneering role of the architect-engineer Giovanni Battista Borra between Piedmont and Britain, Olga Zoller. 16. Chinoiserie in Piedmont - an international language of diplomacy and modernity, Christopher M.S. Johns. 17. 'Alla China' - the reception of international decorative models in Piedmont, Cristina Mossetti. 18. The British garden in Piedmont in the late eighteenth century - variations on the picturesque, the Anglo-Chinese and the landscape garden, Paolo Cornaglia. 19. A plurality of pluras - the Plura family of sculptors between Turin and Britain, Alastair Laing. 20. 'A memorable era in the instrumental music of this kingdom' - Piedmontese musicians in London in the latter half of the eighteenth century, Annarita Colturato. 21. The British Baretti - didactics and criticism, Cristina Bracchi. 22. Vittorio Alfieri and the 'English Republic' - reflections on an elective affinity, Francesca Fedi. Appendices - I.British diplomats and visitors to Turin in the eighteenth century, Christopher Storrs. Sabaudian diplomats to London in the eighteenth century, Andrea Merlotti. II. British attendees at the Turin Royal Academy, Paola Bianchi. III. Letters from the Molesworth-Galilei correspondence, 1721-5, Karin Wolfe. (British School at Rome Studies)

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Item Number: 146273
Title: Church Monuments in South Wales, c.1200-1547
Author: Biebrach, Rhianydd
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781783272648
Record created on 07/22/2017
Available December 2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 244pp., 4 color, 48 b&w illus.

Summary: South Wales is an area blessed with an eclectic, but largely unknown, monumental heritage, ranging from plain cross slabs to richly carved effigial monuments on canopied tomb-chests. As a group, these monuments closely reflect the turbulent history of the southern march of Wales, its close links to the West Country and its differences from the 'native Wales' of the north-west. As individuals, they offer fascinating insights into the spiritual and secular concerns of the area's culturally diverse elites. Church Monuments in South Wales is the first full-scale study of the medieval funerary monuments of this region offering a much-needed Celtic contribution to the growing corpus of literature on the monumental culture of late-medieval Europe, which for the British Isles has been hitherto dominated by English studies. It focuses on the social groups who commissioned and were commemorated by funerary monuments and how this distinctive memorial culture reflected their shifting fortunes, tastes and pre-occupations at a time of great social change. Rhianydd Biebrach has taught medieval history at the universities of Swansea, Cardiff and South Wales and edited the journal Church Monuments. She currently works for Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 145987
Title: Practices of Coexistence : Constructions of the Other in Early Modern Perceptions
Author: Birnbaum, Marianna D. ; Marcell Sebok (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9789633861493
Record created on 06/13/2017
Description: Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: The essays in this book provide interesting contributions to the ongoing debate concerning the representation of differing cultures, i.e., the “image of the Other” in the early modern period . They deal with images, projections, and perceptions, based on various experiences of coexistence. Although the individual contributions contain sources and references of iconography, this is not just another volume of art history or visual studies. As examples of practices in diverse historical contexts, the book includes a variety of textual material, such as literary productions, rhetorical exercises, dramatic applications, chronicles, epistles, and diary-like historical accounts that express ethnographic sensitivities. Thus, supported by a thorough research apparatus, these studies propose a new cultural history of the early modern coexistence of various communities, as identified in current research by young scholars. Another novel feature of the volume is the deliberate digression of traditional scholars’ focus and the investigation of rarely examined regions and practices. This approach allows the contributors to spotlight their special areas of research and to share a fresh new look at “the Renaissance.”

Contents: The Good Fowler as a World Conqueror - Images of Suleyman the Magnificent in Early Modern Hungarian Literary Practice, Agnes Drosztmer ; Repercussions of a Murder - The Death of Sehzade Mustafa on the Early Modern English Stage, Seda Erkoc ; Constructing a Self-Image in the Image of the Other - Pope Pius II's Letter to Sultan Mehmed II, F. Ozden Mercan ; Topography of a Society - Muslims, Dwellers, and Customs of Algiers in Antonio de Sosa's Topographia, e Historia General de Argel, Johanna Toth ; The Ragusan Image of Venice and the Venetian Image of Ragusa in the Early Modern Period, Lovro Kuncevic ; All Moldavian Eyes on Ottomans - Perceptions and Representations at the End of the Fifteenth Century, Teodora C. Artimon.

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Item Number: 146253
Title: Craft Becomes Modern : The Bauhaus in the Making
Author: Bittner, Regina ; Renee Padt (eds)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9783735603432
Record created on 07/20/2017
Description: Bielefeld: Kerber, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 252pp., 115 color illus. English text. Exhibition held at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau.

Summary: With all the hammering, planing, sawing, and weaving, the workshops at the Bauhaus Dessau must have been quite loud and dusty. The publication Craft Becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making looks at the Bauhaus from the perspective of handcraft. No term was more fiercely disputed there. The workshops were transit spaces: between factory and craft business, between free experiments and industrial contract work. From this field of tension, the Bauhaus tried to define handcraft anew as a utopia, but also in coexistence with industrial culture. Contemporary design theorists and practitioners position themselves regarding how current these debates once again are today and provide new insights for understanding handcraft in the 21st century.

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Item Number: 145617
Title: Motherhood and Meaning in Medieval Sculpture: Representations from France, C.1100-1500
Author: Bleeke, Marian
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781783272501
Record created on 05/13/2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 208pp., 4 color, 43 b&w illus.

Summary: What can medieval sculptural representations of women tell us about medieval women's experiences of motherhood? Presumably the work of male sculptors, working for clerical patrons, these sculptures are unlikely to have been shaped by women's maternal experiences during their production. Once produced, however, their beholders would have included women who were mothers and potential mothers. Building on theories of reception and response, this book focuses on interactions between women as beholders and a range of sculptures made in France in the twelfth through sixteenth centuries in order to provide insight into women's experiences of motherhood. These interactions show motherhood to have been a transformative and an ambivalent experience for medieval women as it brought together empowerment and subordination, intimacy and separation, joy and grief, life and death, salvation and suffering.

Contents: Introduction - Motherhood and Meaning in Medieval Sculpture ; Motherhood as Transformation - From Annunciation to Visitation at Reims ; Motherhood as Monstrosity - The Moissac Femme-aux-serpents and the Transi of Jeanne de Bourbon-Vendome ; Resurrecting Lazarus - The Eve from Saint-Lazare at Autun ; Visualizing Parturition - Devotional Sculptures of the Virgin and Child ; Afterword - Motherhood and Meaning - Medieval Sculpture and Contemporary Art. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 142564
Title: Art et societe a Tours au debut de la Renaissance
Author: Boudon-Machuel, Marion ; Pascale Charron (eds)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9782503569307
Record created on 08/08/2016
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 256pp., 115 color illus. Papers from a conference held at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Tours, 10-12 May 2016.

Contents: David Rivaud, Tours 1500, aspects topographiques ; Jean-Luc Porhel, Amenagement et decor du premier hotel de ville de Tours, autour de 15OO ; Alain Salamagne, Louis XI et !'architecture brique et pierre en val de Loire ; Xavier Pagazani, Les demeures aux champs des maires de Tours (1462-1521), lieux de delices du 'Jardin de France' ; Jean-Marie Guillouet, Pour la micro-histoire d'un savoirfaire technique - le temoignage de l'enluminure tourangelle du XVe siecle ; Pierre-Gilles Girault, Quelques artistes tourangeaux et leurs clients en quete d'identite : de Jean Fouquet au Maitre de Claude de France (Eloi Tassart?) ; Mara Hofmann, Un chef d'oeuvre de Jean Poyer peu connu - Les Heures Petau de la collection Weiller ; Nicholas Herman, Bourdichon heraldiste ; Alexandra Zvereva, }ehannet Clouet - etranger, peintre, officier royal notable de Tours ; Frederic Tixier, Les arts somptuaires a Tours autour de 1500 - etat de la question ; Caroline Vrand, Rejlets d'or et d'argent. Orjevres et brodeurs tourangeaux au service de la cour royale vers 1500 ; Eric Reppel, Les armuriers a Tours de 1480 a 1520 ; Teresa D'Urso, La diffusion du style all'antica a Tours - de Jean Bourdichon au Maitre de Claude de France ; Pascale Charron, Un exemple de la circulation des modeles dans les ateliers d'enluminure tourangeaux au debut du XVI' siecle - le manuscrit 21o4 de la Bibliotheque Municipale de Tours ; Evelyne Thomas, Le repertoire ornemental 'Tours 1500' - Jean Guillaume, L'architecture 'antique' a Tours - premieres experiences. (Etudes Renaissantes, 19)

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Item Number: 144034
Title: JOE BRADLEY
Author: Chaffee, Cathleen (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781887457224
Record created on 12/15/2016
Description: Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery/D.A.P., 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 208pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: A midcareer survey of paintings by the popular stylistic chameleon. American painter Joe Bradley has distinguished himself among the artists of his generation with his mutable approach to art-making. With minimal fuss, Bradley works in series, picking up and discarding styles and oscillating between abstraction and figuration as it suits him. “A retrospective of his work would look like a group show,” wrote dealer and collector Kenny Schachter. Bradley’s first large-scale North American exhibition supports this observation: he is shown moving from expressionistic canvases that record the detritus and spontaneity of the studio environment to subtly figurative send-ups of Minimalist painting, then to starkly primitivistic glyphs drawn in grease pencil on unprimed canvas, followed by modular aluminum sculptures paired with textual directives. This richly illustrated catalog, published to accompany Bradley’s midcareer survey organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, presents the full range of Bradley’s unique approach to language, abstraction and the evolutions of style. Joe Bradley includes reproductions of all works in the exhibition—some 30 paintings, 8 sculptures and 30 drawings—as well as an introductory essay by exhibition organizer Cathleen Chaffee, new scholarly essays, an interview with the artist and an exhibition history.

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Item Number: 144551
Title: American Libraries 1730-1950
Author: Breisch, Kenneth
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780393731606
Record created on 02/06/2017
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Description: New York: W.W. Norton, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 336pp. prof. illus.

Summary: An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building (Philadelphia, 1745) to midcentury modern and beyond. Although new technologies appear poised to alter it, the library remains a powerful site for discovery, and its form is still determined by the geometry of the book and the architectural spaces devised to store and display it. American Libraries provides a history and panorama of these much-loved structures, inside and out, encompassing the small personal collection, the vast university library, and everything in between. Through 500 photographs and plans selected from the encyclopedic collections of the Library of Congress, Kenneth Breisch traces the development of libraries in the United States, from roots in such iconic examples as the British Library and Paris’s Bibliotheque-Ste.-Genevieve to institutions imbued with their own, American mythology. Starting with the private collections of wealthy merchants and landowners during the eighteenth century, the book looks at the Library of Congress, large and small public libraries, and the Carnegie libraries, and it ends with a glimpse of modern masterworks. (^Available September 2017&)

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Item Number: 123570
Title: PLAUTILLA BRICCI : Pictura et Architectura Celebris. L'architettrice del Barocco Romano
Author: Lollobrigida, Consuelo
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788849234930
Record created on 02/01/2013
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.

Summary: Contenuto: Tra l'età della Controriforma e il Barocco si compie un lento cambiamento culturale che investe il ruolo della donna nella società. Nel corso di questa trasformazione affiora la figura di un'artista di cruciale importanza per la storia delle donne e per la storia dell'arte: Plautilla Bricci. Architectura et pictura celebris, la Bricci nacque a Roma nell'agosto del 1616: fu pittrice e architettrice, ricoprendo in questa professione il primato storico per una donna. Chi era Plautilla? Quale fu l'ambiente culturale e sociale nel quale si formò e fu capace di istruirsi? Come spiegare la sua firma su importanti opere d'architettura e dipinti del XVII secolo romano? Come trovò spazio nella difficile società del tempo dominata e gestita dal potere maschile? Questi sono solo alcuni dei quesiti ai quali si è cercato di dare una risposta in questo libro, prima ancora di aver affrontato l'analisi critica della sua rilevante e molteplice attività, che ha costituto, nel ‘600, un unicuum culturale, sociale e artistico. Plautilla non fu soltanto “architettrice celeberrima” ma anche una “molto famosa pittrice”: la sua vita e la sua carriera possono essere prese ad esempio per iniziare a riscrivere e rivedere alcune prospettive sulle donne artiste del XVII secolo. Dopo circa dieci anni di costante ricerca in archivi pubblici e privati, è stato finalmente possibile ricostruire la vita e le opere di questa eccezionale artista, che ha il merito – e forse la forza – di scardinare gli stereotipi che ancora sopravvivono nei confronti delle donne artiste. Il libro si avvale delle presentazioni di alcuni dei più autorevoli storici dell'arte e dell'architettura internazionale.

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Item Number: 145812
Title: Idea Et Inventio : Italienische Zeichnungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf im Museum Kunstpalast, Band 2
Author: Brink, Sonja ; Beat Wismer
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783731905837
Record created on 05/26/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 320pp., 522 color illus.

Summary: Unterhält man sich im Kreise der Freunde über die Zeichnungen der Alten Meister, so steht neben dem Louvre und Windsor Castle – die Düsseldorfer Akademie-Sammlung im Mittelpunkt des Interesses. Ihren kaum gehobenen Schätzen, bewahrt und betreut im Museum Kunstpalast, vormals Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, kann man sich mit den Möglichkeiten kunsthistorischer Forschung nähern, man kann sie aber auch als ein Zeugnis begreifen, welches die Grundlagen, Entwicklungen und Übergänge eines wirkmächtigen Zeitalters zu verlebendigen vermag, das für unser kontinental geprägtes, heutiges Geschichts- und Kulturbewusstsein hoch bedeutend war. Es ist die Welt der beginnenden Neuzeit, jenem Zeitalter, das im Italien des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts epochale Künstler hervorgebracht hat. Damals trugen Perugino, Raffael und Michelangelo oder Veronese, Barocci und Vasari, und nicht nur diese, mit ihren Werken dazu bei, eine europäisch zu nennende Identität hervorzubringen. Auf der bewährten Grundlage einer seit Jahrzehnten bestehenden Zusammenarbeit nimmt sich das Museum Kunstpalast mit dem vorliegenden Bestandskatalog ein weiteres Mal bedeutenden, nicht nur identitätsstiftenden Werken an, die ihm zu treuen Händen vom Land Nordrhein-Westfalen übergeben wurden. Mit seiner am Haus initialisierten Neuen Reihe wissenschaftlicher Bestandskataloge verlebendigt das Museum auch jene seit Jahrzehnten bestehenden Verbindungen, die es zur Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf hegt –, und pflegt diese Verbindungen im Rahmen ausgewogener Vereinbarungen, ihnen dabei zukunftsweisende Bedeutung beimessend. Während Band 1 sich der Dokumentation der ausgestellten Werke widmet, wird das ausgewählte Sammlungssegment in Gänze im Band 2 vorgestellt.

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Item Number: 145627
Title: Graphic Devices and the Early Decorated Book
Author: Brown, Michelle P. (et al)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781783272266
Record created on 05/14/2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 352pp., 9 color, 83 b&w illus.

Summary: The early medieval decorated book illuminates our understanding of the processes of cultural transition from late Antiquity to the Middle Ages and from a trans-continental super-power to western and eastern nation states and revivals of empire - Byzantine and Carolingian. The study of "graphicacy" (graphic devices, such as inscribed letters and decorative symbols, used to convey information on the text) is emerging as a pivotal tool for understanding how the graphic architecture of the book played a role in the dissemination and reception of thought. The essays in this volume add to the growing scholarship on the medieval schematic and diagramming imagination, exploring some of the many ways in which the spatial arrangement and patterning of text, graphic sign, and figural image generated meaning for medieval viewers, readers, and performers of the written word. Among the individual topics addressed are monograms; the appearance of the cross in early medieval Christian manuscripts; and Anglo-Saxon decorated initials.

Contents: Introduction- The Role of Graphic Devices in Understanding the Early Decorated Book ; "In the Image and Likeness of God"- The Dedication Monogram in the Calendar of 354 and Early Medieval Monogrammatic Initials ; 'Character' and the Power of the Letter ; Tangled Voices- Writing, Drawing and the Anglo-Saxon Decorated Initial ; Graphic Visualization in Liturgical Manuscripts in the Early Middle Ages- The Initial "O" in the Sacramentary of Gellone ; Graphic Quire Marks and Qur'anic Verse Markers in Frankish and Islamic manuscripts from the Seventh and Eighth Centuries ; The Graphic Cross as Salvific Mark and Organizing Principle- Making, Marking, Shaping ; The Visual Rhetoric of Insular Decorated Incipit Openings ; The Relationship between Letter and Frame in Insular and Carolingian Manuscripts ; Patterns of Meaning in Insular Manuscripts- folio 183r in the Book of Kells ; Graphic and Figural Representation in Touronian Gospel Illumination ; Meaning from the Margins- Graphic Signs, Frames and Initials in a ninth-century Byzantine Manuscript ; An Exercise in Extravagance and Abundance- Some Thoughts on the Marginalia Decorata in the Codex Parasinus graecus 216 ; The Cross on the Book- Diagram, Ornament, Materiality ; Graphic Glosses and Argumentative Ornament. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 146263
Title: Wicklow Through the Artist's Eye: An Exploration of County Wicklow's Historic Gardens, 1660-1960
Author: Butler, Patricia ; Mary Davies
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781905569823
Record created on 07/20/2017
Description: Dublin: Wordwell Books, 2014. 28cm., hardcover, 362pp. illus.

Summary: In this book we set out to explore some of Wicklow's important demesnes and gardens from two viewpoints, those of the artists who painted them and the travellers who left detailed descriptions. The artists' paintings included here range from major works in oil and watercolour to rapid sketches 'drawn on the spot'. The work of notable professional Irish painters appears alongside that of keen, competent amateurs; photographers have also been given their due place. The travellers quoted, too, range from well-known authors of tour guides-some writing about the whole of Ireland, some concentrating on County Wicklow-to occasional visitors from across the Irish Sea. More than twenty demesnes and gardens are featured, including the best-known such as Killruddery and Powerscourt, those that have disappeared like Bellevue and Blessington, and lesser-known ones such as Castle Howard, Glenart and Hollybrook. The Dargle Glen, Devil's Glen and Pollaphuca, once important tourist destinations, are also included. This book is not comprehensive: it could be far longer without exhausting the topic of Wicklow's historic demesnes and gardens. There is much here that is new, however, and we hope it will stand as a historical record of some of the special places shaped by human activity in one of Ireland's most beautiful counties.

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Item Number: 144514
Title: English Parish Churches and Chapels : Art, Architecture and People
Author: Myrne, Matthew
Price: $34.00
ISBN: 9781784422394
Record created on 02/02/2017
Description: London: Bloomsbury Shire, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 160pp. illus.

Summary: Across the fields, towns and cities of the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of churches, chapels and meeting houses have been offering spiritual comfort and a sense of community for centuries, yet in recent years many of them have fallen into disrepair and neglect. The National Churches Trust has been helping religious houses stay open throughout the country for over 60 years. This beautifully illustrated book features photographic portraits and descriptions of some of the Trust's most spectacular and interesting churches from every period in British history.

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Item Number: 142944
Title: Malleable Anatomies : Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy
Author: Dacome, Lucia
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9780198736189
Record created on 09/15/2016
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Malleable Anatomies offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modeling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. It investigates the "mania" for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula, and traces the fashioning of anatomical models as important social, cultural, and political as well as medical tools. Over the course of the eighteenth century, anatomical specimens offered particularly accurate insights into the inner body. Being colored, soft, malleable, and often life-size, they promised to foster anatomical knowledge for different audiences in a delightful way. But how did anatomical models and preparations inscribe and mediate bodily knowledge? How did they change the way in which anatomical knowledge was created and communicated? And how did they affect the lives of those involved in their production, display, viewing, and handling?

Examining the circumstances surrounding the creation and early viewing of anatomical displays in Bologna and Naples, Malleable Anatomies addresses these questions by reconstructing how anatomical modeling developed at the intersection of medical discourse, religious ritual, antiquarian and artistic cultures, and Grand Tour display. While doing so, it investigates the development of anatomical modeling in the context of the diverse worlds of visual and material practices that characterized the representation and display of the body in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. Drawing attention to the artisanal dimension of anatomical practice, and to the role of women as both makers and users of anatomical models, it considers how anatomical specimens lay at the center of a composite world of social interactions, which led to the fashioning of modelers as anatomical celebrities. Moreover, it examines how anatomical displays transformed the proverbially gruesome practice of anatomy into an enthralling experience that engaged audiences' senses. (The Past and Present Book Series)

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Item Number: 144904
Title: DAVID EVANS (1929-1988)
Author: Liss, Paul (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780993088469
Record created on 03/24/2017
Description: London: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 160pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: David Evans' death in a road accident in 1988, at the age of 59, bought to an abrupt end the career of one of the most distinguished watercolorists of his generation. The recent discovery of pictures remaining in his studio, nearly thirty years after the memorial tribute staged by the Redfern Gallery in 1988, provides the opportunity for a new generation to discover his work, though the publication of this first ever book on David Evans and the accompanying touring exhibition. Evans' strikingly large watercolors, (typically they measure over one meter in height or breadth), span two decades from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, evoking a vision that is still surprisingly potent today. They have all the period charm of the glam rock era they so powerfully evoke but at the same time they are highly charged with the political energy of the period and mirror Thatcher's Britain, with its Industrial unrest, its towns and country undergoing transformation, the Faulklands war and threat of the Evil Empire, the building of nuclear power stations and the dawn of awareness about Climate Change as a political issue. Evans was an ardent campaigner and environmentalist. The landscapes, (a homage to his native Suffolk) are peppered with industrial plants, landfill, scrap heaps, and encroaching roads and army maneuvers. Urban subjects, similar in some ways to the compositions of Lowry, show factory plants, spectators' sports, cafeterias, the interiors of museums, city centers and beach scenes.

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Item Number: 145945
Title: PAOLO DE MATTEIS : Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe
Author: Pestilli, Livio
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781138310223
Record created on 06/08/2017
Description: London: Routledge, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 502pp., 112 coor, 108 b&w illus. Paperback reprint of 2013 edition.

Summary: This volume represents a long overdue reassessment of the Neapolitan painter Paolo de Matteis, an artist largely overlooked in English language scholarly publications, but one who merits our attention for the quality of his work and the originality of its iconography, as well as for his remarkable ability to respond creatively to his patrons’ aesthetic ideals and agendas. Following a meticulous examination of the ways in which posterity’s impression of de Matteis has been conditioned by a biased biographical and literary tradition, Livio Pestilli devotes rich, detailed analyses to the artist’s most significant paintings and drawings. More than just a novel approach to de Matteis and the Neapolitan Baroque, however, the book makes a significant contribution to the study and understanding of early eighteenth-century European art and cultural history in general, not only in Naples but in other major European centers, including Paris, Vienna, Genoa, and Rome.

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Item Number: 144524
Title: Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925
Author: de Young, Justine (ed)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781784534622
Record created on 02/03/2017
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Description: London: Tauris, 2017. 22cm., hardcover, 228pp. illus.

Summary: Fashion reveals not only who we are, but whom we aspire to be. From 1775 to 1925, artists in Europe were especially attuned to the gaps between appearance and reality, participating in and often critiquing the making of the self and the image. Reading their portrayals of modern life with an eye to fashion and dress reveals a world of complex calculations and subtle signals. Extensively illustrated, Fashion in European Art explores the significance of historical dress over this period of upheaval, as well as the lived experience of dress and its representation. Drawing on visual sources that extend from paintings and photographs to fashion plates, caricatures and advertisements, the expert contributors consider how artists and their sitters engaged with the fashion and culture of their times. They explore the politics of dress, its inspirations and the reactions it provoked, as well as the many meanings of fashion in European art, revealing its importance in understanding modernity itself.

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Item Number: 144643
Title: Collecting the World : Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
Author: Delbourgo, James
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780674737334
Record created on 02/20/2017
Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 544pp., 42 color, 27 b&w illus.

Summary; In 1759 the British Museum opened its doors to the general public—the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo’s biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation, told through the life of a figure with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and the means to realize his dream. Born in northern Ireland in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, becoming a member of the Whig establishment and president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians. His wealth and contacts enabled him to assemble an encyclopedic collection of specimens and objects—the most famous cabinet of curiosities of its time. For Sloane, however, collecting a world of objects meant collecting a world of people, including slaves. His marriage to the heir of sugar plantations in Jamaica gave Sloane access to the experiences of planters and the folkways of their human property. With few curbs on his passion for collecting, he established a network of agents to supply artifacts from China, India, North America, the Caribbean, and beyond. Wampum beads, rare manuscripts, a shoe made from human skin—nothing was off limits to Sloane’s imagination. This splendidly illustrated volume offers a new perspective on the entanglements of global scientific discovery with imperialism in the eighteenth century. The first biography of Sloane based on the full range of his writings and collections, Collecting the World tells the rich and complex story of one of the Enlightenment’s most controversial luminaries.

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Item Number: 146274
Title: Chant, Liturgy, and the Inheritance of Rome : Essays in Honour of Joseph Dyer
Author: DiCenso, Daniel J. ; Rebecca Maloy (eds)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781907497346
Record created on 07/22/2017
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Description: Cambridge: Henry Bradshaw Society, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 572pp., 2 color, 28 b&w illus.

Summary: Containing substantial new studies in music, liturgy, history, art history, and palaeography from established and emerging scholars, this volume takes a cross-disciplinary approach to one of the most celebrated and vexing questions about plainsong and liturgy in the Middle Ages: how to understand the influence of Rome? Some essays address this question directly, examining Roman sources, Roman liturgy, or Roman practice, whilst others consider the sway of Rome more indirectly, by looking later sources, received practices, or emerging traditions that owe a foundational debt to Rome.

Contents: Doxa en ipsistis Theo- Its Textual and Melodic Tradition in the 'Missa graeca' || The Changing Roles of Old Saint Peter's in Late Antique and Early Medieval Rome || The Archdeacon, Power, and Liturgy before 1000 || The Earliest Antiphons of the Roman Office || The Paschal Vigil in Medieval Rome || As the Bells Toll- Parish Proximity in Medieval Rome || The Moment of Scrutiny in the Missale Gallicanum Vetus and the Instruction of Catechumens in Merovingian and Carolingian Francia || Melodic Style and the Transmission History of the Beneventan Easter Vigil Canticles || Fitting New Texts into Old Melodies- The Diffusion and Technique of Prosulas for Tracts and Graduals || Singing the Psalter in the Early Middle Ages || The Tonality of the Numerical Offices in Cambrai, Médiathèque municipale, MS 38 || Revisiting the Admonitio generalis || An Overlooked Source of the Pontifical romain du XIIe siècle and its Chants- Lyon, Bibliothèque des Facultés catholiques, MS Réserve 1/0011 (olim MS 2) || Music and the Cluniac Vision of History in Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 17716 || To Chant in a Vale of Tears || Melodic Trope as Modal Rhetoric || Proper Office Chants for St George in South German Manuscripts || Notre-Dame and the Challenge of the Sainte-Chapelle in Thirteenth-Century Paris || Music for the Confraternity of St James in Paris || Publications by Joseph Dyer .

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Item Number: 144176
Title: OTTO DIX : Der böse Blick/The Evil Eye
Author: Meyer-Büser, Susanne
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356303
Record created on 01/02/2017
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. English-German text.

Summary: Focusing on one of the most intense and productive periods of Otto Dix’s career, this richly illustrated book features paintings, watercolors, and graphic works that mark the artist’s transformation from Dadaism to New Objectivity. Otto Dix’s career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922–1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler’s rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. Among such works, this book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended, including a prominent doctor whose wife Dix would seduce and, later, marry. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors such as “Nights”, “Soubrette”, and “Street III”, this book also contains works from Dix’s massive series of etchings, “The War”. This important opus, in which Dix repudiated the myth of a glorious struggle, is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany’s most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix’s abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced.

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Item Number: 145989
Title: The Artist between Court and City (1300–1600) / L’artiste entre la Cour et la Ville / Der Künstler zwischen Hof und Stadt
Author: Eichberger, Dagmar (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783731903918
Record created on 06/14/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 416pp., 150 illus.

Contents: Sophisticated Courtier or skilled Artisan? Re-assessing modern notions of the artist in the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, Dagmar Eichberger and Philippe Lorentz ; Artistes et maîtres d'œuvre au service des conseillers royaux dans la France des années 1300, Sabine Berger ; Des artistes à la cour. Le cas d'une petite cour aux confins septentrionaux du Royaume - le Hainaut des Avesnes et des Bavière, Ludovic Nys ; Peintre et valet de chambre à la cour de France aux XIVe et XVe siècles - titre honorifique ou poste budgétaire?, Philippe Lorentz ; Just Reward? Reflections on (and new Evidence for) Jean Bourdichon's Administrative Role at Court, Nicholas Herman ; Status 'Malerfürst' - Konstrukt oder soziales Phänomen?, Doris H. Lehmann ; Les artistes du bâtiment installés à la cour du duc de Berry - Un privilège?, Thomas Rapin ; Batir pour la cour, bâtir pour la ville. Les architectes-fonctionnaires à Bruxelles (XIVe-XVIIe siècles), Boris Horemans and Bram Vannieuwenhuyze ; The "Emperor's Artists" between Court and the City in the Sixteenth-Century Low Countries, Krista De Jonge ; Up at the Castle and Down Town Prague. The position of the Baumeister at the Habsburg Courts in Prague and Vienna in the middle of Sixteenth Century, Madelon Simons ; Zu Diensten der Stadt und des Hofes - Georg Pencz (um 1500-1550). Ein "ehrbarer Diener" der Reichsstadt Nürnberg, Katrin Dyballa ; Entre consuls et rois. Jean Perréal et les peintres lyonnais, Tania Lévy ; A guild's eye view on art. Artists and the corporate world in Antwerp (ca. 1550-1600), Natasja Peeters ; Süddeutsche Stadtmaler im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert - Versuch einer Verortung, Danica Brenner ; Urban Craftsmen and the Courts in Sixteenth-Century Germany, Andrew Morrall ; Les brodeurs de cour et la corporation parisienne au XVIe siècle, Astrid Castres ; Maître de corporation, artiste à la cour, émissaire de Monseigneur l'évêque - les divers emplois de Paul Nitsch (1548-1592), orfèvre à Wroc?aw, Aleksandra Szewczyk ; Netherlandish artists and craftsmen at the court of Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Aleksandra Lipin´ska ; Lazy Foreigners and Indignant Locals - Influence and Rivalry in Bavarian Court Patronage, Susan Maxwell ; Stadt und Hof im frühen 16. Jahrhundert. Zwei Szenarien der Kunstproduktion im Herzogtum Mecklenburg, Julia Trinkert ; Wenzel Jamnitzer - Famous yet free?, Jeffrey Chipps Smith ; Ein städtischer Hofkünstler - Christoph Schwarz, Sandra-Kristin Diefenthaler ; Ars longa, vita brevis - Tizians Geschäfte mit Holz und Getreide, Heiner Borggrefe ; Hofmaler und Zunftmaler. Künstlerschicksale aus dem 16. und 17. Jahrhundert im deutschen Sprachraum, Ursula Timann. (Artifex : Quellen und Studien zur Künstlergeschichte : Sources and Studies in the Social History of the Artist)

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Item Number: 146187
Title: Arts et artistes du Nord à la cour de Francois Ier
Author: Fagnart, Laure ; Isabelle Lecocq (eds)
Price: $67.95
ISBN: 9782708410329
Record created on 07/07/2017
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Description: Paris: Picard, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 224pp. illus. Conference papers.

Contents: Francois Ier et les arts du Nord (1515-1547), des relations à explorer et à approfondir, encore, Laure Fagnart ; Jeux de frontière, Francois Ier et les Pays-Bas méridionaux, Nicolas Le Roux ; Francois Ier, son entourage et Erasme, Benoist Pierre ; The Galerie Francois Ier at Fontainebleau, an inspiration for Netherlandish artists from the late 1530s, Isabelle Lecocq, Ethan Matt Kavaler ; L'influence bellifontaine sur la majolique anversoise, Claire Dumortier ; Style and identity in the works of Leonard Thiry, Jamie Kwan ; Between Paris, the Low Countries and the Baltic, an episode in the history of artistic exchange in sixteenth-century Europe, Franciszek Skbinski ; Francois Ier et les musiciens du Nord, Marie-Alexis Colin ; Francois Ier et ses tapisseries 'flamandes', Guy Delmarcel ; Des modeles heroïques et bibliques pour Francois Ier, le cas d'Hercule, Anne-Sophie Laruelle ; L'art du portrait dans l'œuvre de Jean Perréal et ses liens avec le Nord, Luisa Nieddu ; Jean Clouet vs Joos van Cleve, Laure Fagnart ; The grand design of Francis I and his northern image-makers, Jan van Scorel, Lisa Mansfield ; L'activite de Gauthier de Campes (le Maitre de saint Gilles?) apres 1500, Pierre-Gilles Girault ; Godefroy le Batave et l'art parisien, Guy-Michel Leproux ; Francis I and the Netherlands, Conclusions and Perspectives for Further Research, Ethan Matt Kavaler.

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Item Number: 145206
Title: The Avignon Papacy Contested : An Intellectual History from Dante to Catherine of Siena
Author: Falkeid, Unn (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780674971844
Record created on 04/14/2017
Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 288p.

Summary: The Avignon papacy (1309–1377) represented the zenith of papal power in Europe. The Roman curia’s move to southern France enlarged its bureaucracy, centralized its authority, and initiated closer contact with secular institutions. The pope’s presence also attracted leading minds to Avignon, transforming a modest city into a cosmopolitan center of learning. But a crisis of legitimacy was brewing among leading thinkers of the day. The Avignon Papacy Contested considers the work of six fourteenth-century writers who waged literary war against the Catholic Church’s increasing claims of supremacy over secular rulers—a conflict that engaged contemporary critics from every corner of Europe. Unn Falkeid uncovers the dispute’s origins in Dante’s Paradiso and Monarchia, where she identifies a sophisticated argument for the separation of church and state. In Petrarch’s writings she traces growing concern about papal authority, precipitated by the curia’s exile from Rome. Marsilius of Padua’s theory of citizen agency indicates a resistance to the pope’s encroaching power, which finds richer expression in William of Ockham’s philosophy of individual liberty. Both men were branded as heretics. The mystical writings of Birgitta of Sweden and Catherine of Siena, in Falkeid’s reading, contain cloaked confrontations over papal ethics and church governance even though these women were later canonized. While each of the six writers responded creatively to the implications of the Avignon papacy, they shared a concern for the breakdown of secular order implied by the expansion of papal power and a willingness to speak their minds. (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History)

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Item Number: 146208
Title: HELEN FRANKENTHALER : After Abstract Expressionism, 1959–1962
Author: Elderfield, John
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9780300229288
Record created on 07/10/2017
Description: London: Gagosian, 2017. 33cm., hardcover, 88pp. illus. English-French text..
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Item Number: 146270
Title: Napoli e la Spagna nel Cinquecento. Le opere, gli artisti, la storiografia
Author: Gaeta, Letizia (ed)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788867661756
Record created on 07/22/2017
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Description: Galatina: Congedo, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 196pp. illus. Papers presented at a conference held 11 March 2016, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples.

Contents: La fortuna storica e storiografica di due o tre scultori spagnoli a Napoli nel Cinquecento - spunti per una lettura critica, Letizia Gaeta ; La tomba di Andrea Bonifacio nella chiesa dei Santi Severino e Sossio a Napoli. Un'opera tra Napoli e la Spagna, Luciano Migliaccio ; La obra burgalesa de Diego Siloe (1519-1528), María José Redondo Cantera ; La actividad escultórica de Diego de Siloe en Granada - fortuna crítica e historiográfica, incógnitas y certezas documentales, Manuel García Luque ; Bartolomé Ordóñez - una poderosa inventiva , Joan Bosch Ballbona ; Gregorio Pardo, Burgensi sculptori clarissimo - una hipótesis italiana para el hijo de maestre Felipe, Mariano Carbonell Buades ; Qualche appunto su un committente spagnolo a Napoli alla fine del Quattrocento, Donato Salvatore ; Pittura iberica nel vicereame (e ai suoi confini). Appunti su Pedro Machuca, 'Domenico Spagnolo', Luis de Vargas e Luis de Morales, Stefano De Mieri ; Benvenuto Tortello - un arquitecto italiano en la Sevilla del Renacimiento, Vicente Lleó Cañal ; Tracce iberiche in due sculture lignee campane, Rosa Romano.

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Item Number: 145613
Title: GAUGUIN's Challenge : New Perspectives After Postmodernism
Author: Broude, Norma (ed)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781501325151
Record created on 05/12/2017
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Description: London-New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 304pp., 72 b&w illus.

Summary: Several decades have now passed since postcolonial and feminist critiques presented the art-historical world with a demythologized Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), a much-diminished image of the artist/hero who had once been universally admired as “the father of modernist primitivism.” In this volume, both long-established and more recent Gauguin scholars offer a provocative picture of the evolution of Gauguin scholarship in the recent postmodern era, as they confront and consider how the dismantling of the longstanding Gauguin myth positions us now in the 21st century to deal with and assess the life, work, and legacy of this still perennially popular artist. To reassess the challenges that Gauguin faced in his own day as well as those that he continues to present to current and future scholarship, they explore the multiple contexts that influenced Gauguin's thought and behavior as well as his art and incorporate a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, from anthropology, philosophy, and the history of science to gender studies and the study of Pacific cultural history. Dealing with a wide range of Gauguin's production, they challenge conventional art-historical thinking, highlight transnational perspectives, and offer clues to the direction of future scholarship, as audiences worldwide seek to make multicultural peace with Gauguin and his art. Broude has raised the bar of Gauguin scholarship ever higher in this groundbreaking volume, which will be necessary reading for students and scholars of art history, late 19th-century French and Pacific culture, gender studies, and beyond.

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Item Number: 146258
Title: Far & Near : Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Author: Gerardi, Pamela (ed)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9780873658690
Record created on 07/20/2017
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Description: Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, 2017. 15cm., pbk., 112pp., 90 color illus.

Summary: Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced by human cultures around the world. This handsomely illustrated, highly portable volume presents a selection of more than 90 objects in honor of the museum’s 150th anniversary in 2016–2017. Dating from Paleolithic times to the present and originating from the Arctic Circle to South Pacific, these selections represent but a fraction of the 1.4 million pieces in the museum’s collections. They range in character from the sacred to the profane, the utilitarian to the highly decorative, the deeply symbolic to the outrageously whimsical. Chosen by the museum’s curators and staff, the works presented in Far & Near provide a tantalizing glimpse into the wonders of the collections of the Peabody Museum and reflect the skilled artistry of human hands and the endless creativity of the human mind.

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Item Number: 143842
Title: RICHARD GERSTL : Retrospective
Author: Pfeiffer, Ingrid (et al)
Price: $54.00
ISBN: 9783777427546
Record created on 11/30/2016
Description: Munich: Hirmer, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 192pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition held at Neue Galerie, New York.

Summary: Expressionist artist Richard Gerstl (1883-1908), who died at the age of twenty-five, has recently emerged from the shadows of his contemporaries Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele to be ranked by art historians as one of the leading artists of the movement centered in Vienna, Austria at the beginning of the twentieth century. This lush, retrospective catalog of his work introduces this significant artist to a broad, international audience. Gerstl painted for only four to six years, but the work he produced in that short period is widely seen as well ahead of his time, including Self Portrait Against a Blue Background and The Fey Sisters. Although Gerstl never exhibited during his lifetime and his innovative work was largely ignored by both the academy and the art world, his portraits and landscapes are now regarded as some of the most important representatives of Austrian Expressionism. Including over eighty works by Gerstl, this book provides a comprehensive portrait of his amazingly short, but powerfully prolific career.

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Item Number: 146209
Title: Substance and Shadow - ALBERTO GIACOMETTI Sculptures And Their Photographs by Peter Lindbergh
Author: Lindbergh, Peter ; Catherine Grenier
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781938748448
Record created on 07/10/2017
Description: London: Gagosian, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 122pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: In 2016, Lindbergh was invited to photograph bronzes and plasters by Giacometti held in the collection of the Kunsthaus Zurich—the largest and most important collection of Giacometti works in a museum, including one hundred and fifty sculptures, as well as key paintings and drawings. Giacometti’s work presents an unprecedented visual discourse on the figure and its relation to space. His highly distinctive entities, molded in plaster or cast in bronze, charge the spatial voids that surround them. Exemplified by the cast bronze Diane Bataille (1947), Giacometti’s oeuvre is at once conceptual and emotional, anonymous and specific, archaic and modern. In his attenuated, elegiac figures—here spanning the period 1919–65—a sense of mortality clashes with vivid embodiment, figuration becomes existential, and a suffocating compression opens onto both urgency and contemplation. In Femme assise (1956), the folded arms and mottled head of a female figure seem to signify forbearance and resignation, the form as gestural as it is abstract. Often considered as testimony to the ravages of postwar Europe, Giacometti's art has a timeless, perpetual quality, even as it continues to inflect art-historical narratives. The impulse to photograph sculpture harks back to the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of photography itself. Since then, the two mediums—ancient and modern—have become deeply enmeshed. Photography has become part of sculpture itself; sculptors such as Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, and Medardo Rosso, for example, used it as a developmental tool for their work, producing images that created dramatic new interplays of light and perspective. From a fixed viewpoint, the camera lens directs, freezes, and manipulates the appearance of three-dimensional objects. In turn, sculpture, being a static object, was used as a means by which to discover how timed photographic exposure could reveal its subject differently. In their stark, tenebrous realism, Lindbergh's potent black-and-white photographs assiduously capture the mood and texture of Giacometti’s sculptures. In images of single sculptures and assembled groups, Lindbergh positions Giacometti's works as both subject and object. The photograph Buste (Tête tranchante) (2016) has echoes of early pictorial photography as well as portraiture, while Group of Nine (2016) suggests an almost scenographic narrative. Both documentary records and autonomous works of art, Lindbergh's photographs provide fresh perspectives on a titan of twentieth century art. Shown in the company of the subjects that they depict, each photograph engages with Giacometti's sculptures in ways that are both critical and celebratory.

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Item Number: 146261
Title: Guide To De Stijl In The Netherlands - The 100 Best Spots To Visit
Author: Groenendijk, Paul ; P. Vollaard
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9789462083097
Record created on 07/20/2017
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Description: Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers, 2017. 23cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. English text.

Summary: Dutch art movement De Stijl, named after the eponymous magazine, has strongly influenced art and architecture at home and abroad. This guide is the first to assemble the 100 most important buildings, monuments, and places of interest related to De Stijl in a practical and accessible guide. Icons such as the Rietveld-Schröderhuis in Utrecht and Café De Unie in Rotterdam, less well-known stained-glass works of art, and many surprising facts, details, and practical information make this a useful guide for people that want to discover The Netherlands in primary colours.

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Item Number: 138913
Title: The Paintings of GUERCINO : A Revised and Expanded Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Turner, Nicholas
Price: $300.00
ISBN: 9788870030571
Record created on 11/23/2015
Description: Rome: Ugo Bozzi, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 850pp., 210 color, 350 b&w illus., slipcased. Ugo Bozzi Editore is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of an updated edition of Luigi Salerno's I dipinti del Guercino (Rome, 1988). That book-written in close consultation with renowned Guercino authority Sir Denis Mahon-was the first monograph on the artist, but is now seriously out of date. The pace of research has quickened appreciably, as is clear from the torrent of recent books, exhibition catalogues and other publications on the artist. This new information needs to be collated and synthesized in one place. The revision, generously supported by the Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, has been undertaken by Nicholas Turner, who collaborated with the late Sir Denis for a decade from 1979 on the catalogue The Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle (Cambridge, 1989). A 200-page introduction, lavishly illustrated in colour, will cover topics central to a better understanding of Guercino's work. These include his ability to invent a constant stream of new figural poses and expressions, largely thanks to his time-saving practice of recycling favourite ideas from his immense archive of autograph drawings. Less well known is his frequent borrowing of figures from other artists, not only Italian, which he cleverly disguised to hide his source. The painter's activity as a portraitist will be addressed, with several important previously unknown works brought into consideration.

The introduction will explore the distinctive way in which Guercino painted-his choice of colour and how it changed as he developed; the effect his squint had on his manner of composing; his intuitive brushwork and the phenomenal quickness of his hand; his habit (especially early in his career) of making full-sized oil sketches for some paintings, as well as autograph replicas (and how otherwise identical versions have their own traits); and, finally, how he and his studio worked as a team. His working methods were so characteristic that judging whether a given canvas is by him or not should, in theory, be relatively straightforward, but it is not. There was very much a two-way process between master and assistants: during a working life of some 50 years, he shared both ideas and commissions with studio members, including his brother and two nephews, as well as depending on them for help.

More than 50 'new' paintings have come to light in the past 30 years. They will be added to Salerno's catalogue of nearly 380 entries in their appropriate chronological place (taking the number of the previous entry, followed by the letter 'a', 'b', 'c', etc). Some were already known to Sir Denis, others have appeared since his death in 2011, while others still have undergone a shift in critical opinion in Guercino's favour. Catalogue entries will be added for lost works, whose appearance is roughly known from either replicas or finished preparatory studies (only some of which were included by Salerno).

Salerno's entries will be translated into English and, where necessary, corrected and updated. Entries will include details of related drawings by Guercino, of which some 150 have come to light on the art market or in museum collections since 1988. Bibliographical literature will be selectively updated, incorporating, for example, references to the 1997 edition of Guercino's Account Book.

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Item Number: 143958
Title: Resurrection in Alexandria : The Painted Greco-Roman Tombs of Kom al-Shuqafa
Author: Guimier-Sorbets, Anne-Marie (et al) ; Colin Clement (trans)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789774168291
Record created on 12/08/2016
Description: Cairo: American University in Cairo, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 176pp., 200 illus.

Summary: In the Greco-Roman catacombs of Alexandria, uniquely decorated tombs from the time when religious boundaries blurred and syncretistic beliefs flourished have long been known. But it was only in 1993 that researchers discovered faint traces of paintings on walls previously thought to be blank, or underneath other painted scenes: the hidden scenes could be partly made out and photographed using ultraviolet light. Then in 2012, new computer technology was used to reveal the lost images-and colors-even more clearly. Here the team present, examine, and interpret what they found, teasing meaning and intent from the alternating scenes of Greek and Egyptian mythology, as employed by the citizens of a multicultural Alexandria at the beginning of the second century CE, in pursuit of a happy afterlife.

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Item Number: 145921
Title: Ferdinand II : 450 Years Sovereign Ruler of Tyrol. Jubilee Exhibition
Author: Haag, Sabine ; Veronika Sandbichler (eds)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9783709934029
Record created on 06/06/2017
Description: Innsbruck: Haymon Verlag, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 368pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Ambras Castle, Innsbruck. English text.

Summary: Archduke Ferdinand II has gone down in history as an outstanding personality amongst the rulers of his generation: a spearhead figure in the Counter-Reformation but at the same time a highly educated humanist and lover of art. The younger brother of the future Emperor Maximilian II, in 1547 he became Governor of the Kingdom of Bohemia, taking up residence in Prague. 450 years ago this year, Archduke Ferdinand made his ceremonial entry into the city of Innsbruck, where for over thirty years he was to rule over the county of Tyrol and the Habsburg possessions of Further Austria to its west. In 1557 Archduke Ferdinand married Philippine Welser, the daughter of a rich Augsburg merchant - but in secret, because as a commoner Philippine was far below Ferdinand's station as the son of the Holy Roman Emperor. Defying all opposition, Ferdinand rebuilt Ambras Castle for Philippine, making it into one of most important examples of Renaissance architecture in all Europe. In so doing, he also laid the foundations for his unique armouries and remarkable chamber of art and wonders - and thus for a vast collection of arms and armour, coins, books and manuscripts, portraits, and masterpieces of fine craftsmanship.

Contents: Vaclav Bt1zek, The Habsburgs in Sixteenth-Century Europe ; Jaroslava Hansenblasova, Archduke Ferdinand II - 'Administrator and Governor of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown ; Heinz Noflatschcr, Archduke Ferdinand U as Sovereign Ruler of Tyrol ; Sylva Dobalova & Ivan P. Muchka, Archduke Ferdinand II as Architectural Patron in Prague and Innsbruck ; Eliska Fucikova, Prague Castle under Archduke Ferdinand II, Rebuilding and Decoration ; Bianka Kubikova, The image of Archduke Ferdinand II in his portraits ; Franz Gratl, Music at the court of Archduke Ferdinand II within the network of dynastic relationships ; Katharina Seidl, '... how to assuage all outer and inner malady…' - Medicine at the court of Archduke Ferdinand II ; Alfred Auer, Of Paradises, Gardens and Plants ; Veronika Sandbichler, 'Innata omnium pulcherrimarum rerum inquisitio', Archduke Ferdinand II as a Collector ; Thomas Kuster, 'Dies heroische theatrum' - The Heldenrüstkammer at Ambras Castle ; Paulus Rainer, On Art and Wonders in an Extra-Moral Sense ; Ivo Purs, The Library of Archduke Ferdinand II in Ambras Castle ; CATALOGUE - 'Serenissimo Principe', Ferdinand IIs entry into Innsbruck in 1567 ; 'The royal prince' - Family ties ; Secretly united, Ferdinand & Philippine ; Representing the King, Ferdinand II as Governor of Bohemia ; 'Noble, well-born, learned' , Ferdinand II as Sovereign Ruler of Tyrol ; The Ambras Collections - Rüst Camer' - 'Grosse Kunst Carner' / Art versus Nature - Ordering - 'Bibliotheca oder bücchcr Künst Camer' - Historiography and Natural Science - With trumpets and drums, Music at the court of Ferdinand II - 'Called from this vale of tears', At the close of life.

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Item Number: 146132
Title: WINSLOW HOMER : From Poetry to Fiction : The Engraved Works : An illustrated checklist with interpretive notes, Volume 2
Author: Riedel, Cristin (ed)
Price: $58.00
ISBN: 9780692806098
Record created on 07/02/2017
Description: Laguna Niguel: Contemporary & Modern Print Exhibitions, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 164pp. illus.

Summary: Includes the same Postscript as in Vol. I; fully illustrated checklist with interpretive notes; Preface and 247 black and white illustrations with descriptions.

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Item Number: 146131
Title: WINSLOW HOMER : From Poetry to Fiction : The Engraved Works : Illuminated with Period Photographs, Volume 1
Author: Riedel, Cristin (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9780578150505
Record created on 07/02/2017
Description: Laguna Niguel: Contemporary & Modern Print Exhibitions, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 416pp., 480 color and b&w illus.

Summary: Includes a Postscript; illuminated period photographs that relate to Homer’s work; color reproductions of paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings; 8 chapters with scholarly essays; 480 color and black and white illustrations with an interpretive, fully illustrated checklist and notes.

Winslow Homer - From Poetry to Fiction is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of Winslow Homer wood engravings ever to tour American museums. This exhibition is comprised of many never before exhibited or published rare period photographs that relate to Homer's engravings from the early 1860s to the late 1870s. Three exceptional Homer lithographs from the Bufford print shop in Boston, c.1856-1857, are also included, as well as two handwritten documents related to the Civil War. Narrative text accompanies the exhibition with six illustrated introductory panels. Each work in the exhibition is accompanied with interpretive didactic wall labels. The exhibition catalogue accompanying this exhibition provides a broad overview of the works of art and the history of the period. All of Homer's wood engravings are described and interpreted in extensive detail. Several of the engraved works also include comparisons with alternative works by Homer and other artists of his time and before. The exhibition is organized into 13 subthemed areas based on Homer's subjects that include: The Bufford Workshop Apprentice Years, Early Portraits, Leisure Time Activity, Rural America, The War Years, Holidays, The Sporting Life, Courtship and Romance, Seaside Views, America's Youth, The changing Role of Women, Urbanization and Society, and Poetry and Literature.

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Item Number: 144930
Title: Tin-Glazed Earthenware from the Netherlands, France and Germany, 1600–1800
Author: Houkjær. Ulla
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788763545655
Record created on 03/26/2017
Description: Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 415pp., 250 color illus.

Summary: Designmuseum Denmark is home to a large collection of ceramic works that is quite unique in terms of size and width of representation, since the collection covers all known techniques within the main groups of earthenware, stoneware, tin-glazed earthenware, and porcelain as well as new hybrid materials and techniques. This catalogue covers an extremely important period in the history of European glazed ceramic ware from c. 1600 to 1800 when the technique enjoyed the widest distribution and focuses on three central areas: the Netherlands, France, and Germany. This comprehensive and highly illustrated introduction to the history of tin-glazed earthenware in these three countries offers an overview of the history of important developments within the field during the period and highlights important changes in aesthetics and usage.

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Item Number: 144431
Title: Antebellum American Pendant Paintings : New Ways of Looking
Author: Ikemoto, Wendy
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781472475589
Record created on 01/23/2017
Description: London-New York: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 191pp., 8 color, 49 b&w illus.

Summary: Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and historical resonance in the 19th-century United States. Three case studies examine how antebellum American artists used the pendant format in ways revelatory of their historical moment and the aesthetic and cultural developments in which they partook. The case studies on John Quidor’s Rip Van Winkle and His Companions at the Inn Door of Nicholas Vedder (1839) and The Return of Rip Van Winkle (1849) and Thomas Cole’s Departure and Return (1837) shed new light on canonical antebellum American artists and their practices. The chapter on Titian Ramsay Peale’s Kilauea by Day and Kilauea by Night (1842) presents new material that pushes the geographical boundaries of American art studies toward the Pacific Rim. The book contributes to American art history the study of a characteristic but as yet overlooked format and models for the discipline a new and productive framework of analysis focused on the fundamental yet complex way images work back and forth with one another.

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Item Number: 146177
Title: Vive les Satiristes! French Caricature During the Reign of Louis Philippe 1830 - 1848
Author: Iselin, Josephine Lea
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781605830667
Record created on 07/06/2017
Description: New York: Grolier Club, 2017. 28 x 23cm., pbk., 136pp. illus.

Summary: Published to accompany the exhibition Vive Les Satiristes! French Caricature During the Reign of Louis Philipp, 1830-1848, held at the Grolier Club, March 22 through May 27, 2017. Collector's Statement, Introduction, and "The Editor/Publisher and His Artists" by Josephine Lea Iselin, followed by an illustrated checklist of the collection. A fascinating overview of the Golden Age of social and political satire in 19th-century France, focusing on the role of controversial and wildly popular journals such as La Caricature and Le Charivari, and the great illustrators - Daumier, Grandville, and others - who captured in these pages the foibles of those around them with unmatched humor, skill, and style. Published to accompany the exhibition Vive Les Satiristes! French Caricature During the Reign of Louis Philipp, 1830-1848, held at the Grolier Club, March 22 through May 27, 2017. Collector's Statement, Introduction, and "The Editor/Publisher and His Artists" by Josephine Lea Iselin, followed by an illustrated checklist of the collection. A fascinating overview of the Golden Age of social and political satire in 19th-century France, focusing on the role of controversial and wildly popular journals such as La Caricature and Le Charivari, and the great illustrators - Daumier, Grandville, and others - who captured in these pages the foibles of those around them with unmatched humor, skill, and style.

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Item Number: 146252
Title: RAY JOHNSON
Author: Gooch, Brad
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781944929114
Record created on 07/20/2017
Description: New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 192pp., 82 color illus.

Summary: Ray Johnson (1927–95) was a seminal Pop artist, a proto-conceptualist and a pioneer of mail art. Always one to throw sand in the gears of art-world institutions, he tended to circulate his work either in truly alternative spaces (like sticking up out of the uneven floorboards of a warehouse downtown) or through the US Postal Service. Throughout his life, Johnson sent collages, drawings and less easily categorized forms of printed matter to friends, colleagues and strangers. Already in 1965, Grace Glueck described Johnson as “New York’s most famous unknown artist.” Though his work resists efforts to pin it down, Johnson can be said to have found a particularly useful medium in collage. Collage allowed Johnson to reflect—but also to participate in—the modern collision of visual and verbal information that only became more frenzied as the 20th century wore on. This volume collects 42 collages made by Johnson between 1966 and 1994, most never exhibited or published before, with a new essay by writer Brad Gooch, who first came into contact with Johnson when he began receiving unsolicited mail art shortly before the artist’s death. The collection of works in this volume shows the artist at his most expansive, combining art history with celebrity, word with image and the personal with the universal.

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