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New titles week of 01/15/2018: Found 82 titles
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Item Number: 146039
Title: JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER : Painter of the Female Form
Author: Goley, Mary Anne
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781781300602
Record created on 06/18/2017
Description: London: Philip Wilson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp., 90 illus., most in color.

Summary: At the time of his death, the Pittsburgh-born John White Alexander (1856-1915) was an internationally recognized portrait painter, on a part with his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase. However the works that have earned him even greater acclaim than his portraits are his figure paintings of femmes fatales, usually richly attired in flowing dresses and striking elaborate poses. Alexander had been much in demand as a portraitist, both of men and children as well as women, but his real talent, which became evident relatively late in his career, lay in his ability to capture the essence of the female form. This talent blossomed after he encountered Juliette Very, the Parisian model who became his muse. Inspired by Juliette, his paintings are imbued with sentiment expressed through movement and gesture, and it was the portrayal of his models in this way that brought him fame. He also borrowed from the post-impressionist group of painters, the Nabis' use of bold abstract forms and flowing lines, and from James McNeil Whistler's muted coloration, to create his own unique style.

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Item Number: 147891
Title: A History of Russian Temporary Architecture : Expositions, Festivals, and Stage Settings (1700-2015)
Author: Aronova, Alla ; Alexander Ortenberg
Price: $155.00
ISBN: 9781138207554
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus.

Contents: Peter I - The Celebration as an Architectural Object, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg, ; Architecture of Death - The Funeral of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; The Post-Petrine Metamorphosis of Triumphant Military Celebrations, Alla Aronova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; Kremlin on the Trocadero - The Unexpected Claim to Modernity in Russian Architecture at the World's Fairs, David Fisher ; Russian Domestic Expositions, 1829-1896, Through the Lenses of Domestic Critics, Alexander Ortenberg ; The "Russian Street" at the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition, Wendy Salmond ; Objects-Organizers - The Monism of Things and the Art of Socialist Spectacle, Alla Vronskaya ; Between Vanguard and Establishment - Boris Iofan's Two Pavilions-Paris 1937 and New York 1939, Danilo Udovicki-Selb ; Temporary Architecture and Life-Building, 1925-1940, Vladimir Paperny ; The Soviet Pavilion at Expo '58 and the Search for a Modern Socialist Style, Susan Reid ; The 1967 World Exposition in Moscow - In Search of a Project, Olga Kazakova. Translated by Dasha Ortenberg ; The Soviet Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal - The Power and the Limits of a Symbol, Alexander Ortenberg ; Ancient History and Present Day Politics in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Alexander Ortenberg.

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Item Number: 147832
Title: Splendour of the Burgundian Netherlands – Southern Netherlandish illuminated manuscripts in Dutch collections
Author: As-Vijvers, Anne Margreet W. ; Anne S. Korteweg
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9789462582637
Record created on 01/09/2018
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 384pp., ca. 240 color illus. Exhibition held at Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. English edition.

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

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Item Number: 147884
Title: ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND : Landscapes and Buildings
Author: Woollen, Malcolm
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815378211
Record created on 01/14/2018
Available August 2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 141 b&w illus.

Summary: Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish classicist architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetary; the Stockholm Public Library; the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs, it addresses the topic of buildings accompanied by landscapes. It proposes that themes related to landscape are central to Asplund’s distinctive work, with these particular sites forming a collection which documents an evolution in his design thinking from 1915 – 1940. The architect himself wrote comparatively little about his design intentions. However, through close reading and analysis of the selected projects as landscapes with architecture, author Malcolm Woollen argues that reflections of the intellectual climate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are evident in his work. These concepts provide insight into the cultural and historical background of landscape architecture in Sweden. This book is a must-have for academics, advanced students and researchers in landscape, architecture and design interested in Nordic Classicism and the works of Erik Gunnar Asplund.

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Item Number: 147923
Title: Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt
Author: Baarssen, Reinier
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462084285
Record created on 01/17/2018
Available July 2018
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Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 350 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. English text.

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

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Item Number: 147879
Title: About Stains or the Image as Residue
Author: Baert, B
Price: $48.00
ISBN: 9789042935419
Record created on 01/12/2018
Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 128pp. illus.

Summary: A stain is the evidence of something that was. It’s a trace. A stain may be something quite ordinary: the ink stain on my index finger; the mark of your fingers on this book. A stain may also be embarrassing: lipstick on a cheek; sweat rings under the arms; a bloody discharge. A stain may be forensically incriminating. A stain may be kept for sentimental reasons. Moreover, every stain has its own particular texture. Texture denotes the consistency of a surface and the sensory, often tactile imprint that is left on it. The stain may be absorbed in the thing that supports it; then again, it may stay on the surface, something separate. Every stain is unique. In this essay the author deals with seven factors that make the stain into a powerful model for rethinking the visual: the stain as prototype and prefiguration, the stain as relic, the stain of Veronica, the stain as a psycho-energetic symptom, the stain as pars pro toto for the womb, the stain and le désir mimétique and finally the stain as an image paradigm of the residue. (Studies in Iconology, 10)

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Item Number: 147905
Title: Medieval London : Collected Papers of Caroline M. Barron
Author: Barron, Caroline ; Martha Carlin ; Joel T. Rosenthal (eds)
Price: $129.00
ISBN: 9781580442565
Record created on 01/16/2018
Description: Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 624pp. illus.

Summary: Caroline M. Barron is the world's leading authority on the history of medieval London. For half a century she has investigated London's role as medieval England's political, cultural, and commercial capital, together with the urban landscape and the social, occupational, and religious cultures that shaped the lives of its inhabitants. This collection of eighteen papers focuses on four themes: crown and city; parish, church, and religious culture; the people of medieval London; and the city's intellectual and cultural world. They represent essential reading on the history of one of the world's greatest cities by its foremost scholar.

Contents: 1. The Tyranny of Richard II. 2. The Quarrel of Richard II with London, 1392-7. 3. London and the Crown, 1451-61. 4. The Deposition of Richard II. 5. Richard II and London. 6. The Parish Fraternities of Medieval London. 7. London and St. Paul's Cathedral in the Later Middle Ages. 8. The Travelling Saint: Zita of Lucca and England. 9. The Will as Autobiography: The Case of Thomas Salter, Priest. 10. Richard Whittington, the Man behind the Myth. 11. Ralph Holland and the London Radicals: 1438-1444. 12. The "Golden Age" of Women in Medieval London. 13. The Child in Medieval London: The Legal Evidence. 14. Johanna Hill (d. 1441) and Johanna Sturdy (d. c. 1460), Bell-Founders. 15. Centres of Conspicuous Consumption: The Aristocratic Townhouse in London, 1200-1500. 16. The Expansion of Education in Fifteenth-Century London . 17. Chivalry, Pageantry, and Merchant Culture in Medieval London. 18. The Political Culture of Medieval London. (Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture)

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Item Number: 147893
Title: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Author: McCormick, Carlo ; Eleanor Nairne
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9783836550376
Record created on 01/15/2018
Available July 2018
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Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 40cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus. English-French-German text

Summary: Basquiat's expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. When asked about his subject matter, he answered " royalty, heroism and the streets"; his work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life. In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. At age 27, Basquiat, one of the most successful artists of his time, died of a drug overdose. This book allows an unprecedented insight into his art, with pristine reproduction of all his most seminal paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches. In large-scale format, the book offers vivid proximity to the artist's intricate marks and scribbled words, further illuminated by texts from writer and curator Carlo McCormick, a contemporary of Basquiat's on the New York scene, and curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne. Quotes by the artist and a richly illustrated biography follow up on all the important personal and historical connections.

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Item Number: 147888
Title: Il Paese di Moab nell'Età del Ferro
Author: Benedettucci, Francesco M
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9788875752910
Record created on 01/15/2018
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 88pp. illus. Italian text.

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Summary: The archaeological landscapes of the Reign of Moab in the Iron Age are outlined and illustrated with a high level of details, especially regarding the archaeological sites and the information collected during scientific activities on the field. Sites which are part of the ancient Reign of Moab, as well as those in which a phase related to it has been recognized or hypothesized are here discussed and analyzed, with a special attention dedicated to their geographical position and historical relevance. This volume is a good synthesis of bibliographic and archaeological information on the Reign of Moab, and also includes original contents. (Atlante del Vicino Oriente Antico, 1)

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Item Number: 147926
Title: High Society
Author: Bikker, J
Price: $41.00
ISBN: 9789462084261
Record created on 01/17/2018
Available Spring 2018
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Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the completed restoration of Rembrandt’s magnificent portraits of the exuberantly dressed Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit with a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the life-size portrait. Over the centuries, powerful monarchs, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously rich burgers commissioned portraits of themselves arrayed in all their finery, preferably life-size, standing, full lengths, from the world’s most famous painters. This book presents exceptional life-size, standing portraits by the great masters, including Lucas Cranach the Elder, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Rembrandt and Velázquez. Rijksmuseum curator Jonathan Bikker describes the history, form and function of these portraits and recounts biographical details and lots of juicy gossip about the sitters. The book includes the splendid portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit that were recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre.

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Item Number: 147694
Title: Romanticism in the North : From Friedrich to Turner
Author: Blühm, Andres ; Werner Busch (et al)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789462582415
Record created on 12/21/2017
Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 224pp., 145 color illus. Exhibition held at Groninger Museum. English text.

Summary: During the Romantic Era landscape painting reached its height of popularity through artists such as J.M.W. Turner in Great Britain, Caspar David Friedrich in Germany and Johan Christian Dahl in Norway. Whilst to this day their paintings continue to fascinate our imagination, a whole new artistic vision emerged during this era which would prove to have a determining influence on modern art. It was then that painters – apart from carefully observing their natural environment – also started to look within, focusing on the inner self. Wild seas and volcanic eruptions; quiet moonlit nights and serene meadows. Landscapes can have both an historic dimension and feature traces of national history, as well as prompt a more religious, spiritual experience. In its varied manifestations landscape art remains an important genre within the visual arts. The influence of Romanticism is unmistakably omnipresent in our modern world. The movement, which included the arts as well as intellectual thought, swept through Europe from the late eighteenth century onwards. Romanticism in the North offers a broad overview of landscape painting from that epoch-making period. For the first time the Scandinavian and Dutch varieties of Romanticism are also placed within an international context to ask: how do these lesser known but highly gifted landscape artists relate to their more celebrated contemporaries?

Contents: Werner Busch, Northern Romantic Landscape Painting - An Introduction to its Problems ; David Jackson, Nordic Romantic Landscape - a Double Helix ; Jenny Reynaerts, Beyond Borders. Dutch Romantic Landscape Painting in a European Context ; Catalogue.

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Item Number: 147897
Title: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Author: Bolton, Andrew
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781588396457
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp. illus.

Summary: Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion's complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism, Heavenly Bodies probes what dress reveals about the state of religion and spirituality within contemporary culture, and how it may manifest--or subvert--Catholic values and ideology. Art objects, such as devotional paintings and altarpieces from The Met's collection, are presented alongside fashions from designers including Cristobal Balenciaga, Callot Soeurs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Madame Gres, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. The volume also presents a selection of ecclesiastical vestments and accessories from the Vatican collection, many of which have not been published before.

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Item Number: 147878
Title: Utopia's Doom : The 'Graal' as Paradise of Lust, the Sect of the Free Spirit and JHERONIMUS BOSCH's so-called 'Garden of Earthly Delights'
Author: Vandenbroeck Paul
Price: $108.00
ISBN: 9789042934689
Record created on 01/12/2018
Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 345pp. illus.

Summary: The so-called Garden of Delights by Jheronimus Bosch (c. 1450–1516), now located in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, was painted over half a millennium ago yet remains an absolutely iconic work in European art history. The highly complex and enigmatic image has frequently been interpreted as a paradisiacal utopia, in which people indulge playfully in erotic pleasure in harmony with nature. It is a visual utopia framed before Thomas More had actually coined the word in a book whose entirely unfrivolous blueprint for society could hardly differ more from Bosch’s phantasm. More traditional art historians have identified Bosch’s masterpiece as a painted warning against the sins of the body, more specifically that of ‘lust’, citing the image of Hell in the right wing in support. Paul Vandenbroeck argues that these two interpretations need not preclude one another: Bosch painted a phantasmagorical false paradise that leads inexorably to ruin. He drew his inspiration from folk ideas about a semi-earthly, semi-supernatural erotic paradise or Grail, in which those who entered could live in a dream-world of unbridled pleasure. But only until Judgement Day, upon which they would all wind up in Hell. As far as ‘right-thinking’ town-dwellers were concerned from their vantage point within a ‘bourgeois civilizing offensive’, belief in such an existence was dangerous, if not diabolical nonsense – tantamount to the ‘Cult of Adam’ and the indiscriminate sexual promiscuity of the late-medieval Sect of the Free Spirit. In large swathes of countryside throughout Europe, however, people were familiar with ‘ecstatics’, those ‘born with the caul’, who were able to access this other world. Bosch’s magisterial work is simultaneously a reflection on the first and last times, on passions and moral norms, human beings and Nature. A Nature which, although also part of God’s creation, was permeated with malevolent and highly dangerous sexual urges, which human beings were required to keep in check. For whom did Bosch paint this enormous triptych? Since the discoveries of Prof. J.K. Steppe of the Leuven University, art historians have tended to identify the patron as Henry III of Nassau or, more recently, his uncle, Engelbert II. This book presents an unexpected alternative hypothesis. (Art & Religion, 8)

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Item Number: 147794
Title: Otricoli, Santa Maria Assunta, collegiata insigne
Author: Branchetti, Maria Grazia
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9788898428687
Record created on 01/03/2018
Description: Foligno: Il Formichiere, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 155pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: Questa monografia dedicata alla chiesa collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta di Otricoli si articola in tre parti. La prima considera il monumento alla luce di documenti di recente riscoperta e sullo sfondo dei grandi eventi storici che ne hanno accompagnato l’esistenza. La seconda ha il carattere di una guida illustrata. La terza delinea un pro lo iconografico dei santi protettori di Otricoli secondo quanto tramandato dai dipinti ancora esistenti all’interno della chiesa. Le tre parti sono a se´ stanti ma si completano a vicenda. Opportuni rimandi ne collegano gli aspetti complementari. La monografia e` dotata inoltre di apparati conclusivi comprendenti un’ appendice documentaria, la bibliografia generale e l’indice dei nomi menzionati nel testo. La chiesa vanta una storia piu` che millenaria. Nell’impianto a capanna articolato in tre navate, oggi inglobato negli ampliamenti rinascimentali e barocchi, mostra caratteri riferibili al IX secolo, ma ne e` stata ipotizzata un’origine piu` antica. Come edificio di culto principale di un centro fortificato posto al confine tra Umbria e Lazio e sul tracciato della via consolare Flaminia, fu oggetto di particolare attenzione da parte dei pontefici romani, fin da eta` medievale. Il patrimonio artistico di cui e` depositaria dimostra la continuita` sistematica con la quale fu rinnovata e abbellita lungo tutto il corso della sua esistenza nell’osservanza delle funzioni liturgiche proprie di una collegiata. A renderne l’aspetto solenne e ricco di decoro concorsero, nel tempo, artisti di diversa formazione. Molto forti risultano comunque, dal punto di vista della cultura di riferimento, il legame con il territorio di appartenenza e l’influenza di Roma. Fonti documentarie di recente acquisizione hanno consentito di raccogliere nuove informazioni sulla vicenda moderna dell’edificio a partire dall’evento del Giubileo del 1500 e fino alla prima meta` dell’Ottocento.

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Item Number: 147876
Title: Medieval Bruges c. 850–1550
Author: Brown, Andrew (et al)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781108419659
Record created on 01/12/2018
Publication scheduled for July 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, illus.

Contents: 1. Origins and early history Jan Dumolyn, Georges Declercq, Brigitte Meijns, Bieke Hillewaert, Yann Hollevoet, Marc Ryckaert and Wim De Clercq. 2. The urban landscape I - c.1100-c.1275 Jan Dumolyn, Marc Ryckaert, Brigitte Meijns, Heidi Deneweth and Luc Devliegher. 3. Production, markets and socio-economic structures I - c.1100-c.1320 Peter Stabel, Jeroen Puttevils and Jan Dumolyn. 4. Social groups, political power and institutions, c.1100-1304 Jan Dumolyn, Georges Declercq and Jelle Haemers. 5. The urban landscape II - c.1275-c.1500 Jan Dumolyn, Marc Ryckaert, Heidi Deneweth, Luc Devliegher and Guy Dupont. 6. Production, markets and socio-economic structures II - c.1320-c.1500 Peter Stabel, Jeroen Puttevils, Jan Dumolyn, Bart Lambert, James M. Murray and Guy Dupont. 7. Political power and social groups, c.1300-c.1500 Jan Dumolyn, Frederik Buylaert, Guy Dupont, Jelle Haemers and Andy Ramandt. 8. Religious practices c.1200-1500 Andrew Brown and Hendrik Callewier. 9. Texts, images and sounds in the urban environment, c.1100-c.1500 Maximiliaan P. J. Martens, Johan Oosterman, Nele Gabriëls, Andrew Brown and Hendrik Callewier. 10. Bruges in the sixteenth century - a 'return to normalcy' Ludo Vandamme, Peter Stabel, Jan Dumolyn, Andrew Brown, Maximiliaan P. J. Martens, Nele Gabriëls and Johan Oosterman. Conclusion - Bruges within the medieval urban landscape Andrew Brown and Jan Dumolyn.

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Item Number: 146015
Title: Grave Landscapes : The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement
Author: Cothran, James R. ; Erica Danylchak
Price: $49.99
ISBN: 9781611177985
Record created on 06/15/2017
Description: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 272pp., 110 color, 51 b&w illus.

Summary: During the Industrial Revolution people flocked to American cities. Overcrowding in these areas led to packed urban graveyards that were not only unsightly, but were also a source of public health fears. The solution was a revolutionary new type of American burial ground located in the countryside just beyond the city. This rural cemetery movement, which featured beautifully landscaped grounds and sculptural monuments, is documented by James R. Cothran and Erica Danylchak in Grave Landscapes. The movement began in Boston, where a group of reformers that included members of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society were grappling with the city's mounting burial crisis. Inspired by the naturalistic garden style and melancholy-infused commemorative landscapes that had emerged in Europe, the group established a burial ground outside of Boston on an expansive tract of undulating, wooded land and added meandering roadways, picturesque ponds, ornamental trees and shrubs, and consoling memorials. They named it Mount Auburn and officially dedicated it as a rural cemetery. This groundbreaking endeavor set a powerful precedent that prompted the creation of similarly landscaped rural cemeteries outside of growing cities first in the Northeast, then in the Midwest and South, and later in the West. These burial landscapes became a cultural phenomenon attracting not only mourners seeking solace, but also urbanites seeking relief from the frenetic confines of the city. This beautifully illustrated volume features more than 150 historic photographs, stereographs, postcards, engravings, maps, and contemporary images that illuminate the inspiration for rural cemeteries, their physical evolution, and the nature of the landscapes they inspired. Extended profiles of twenty-four rural cemeteries reveal the cursive design features of this distinctive landscape type prior to the American Civil War and its evolution afterward. Grave Landscapes details rural cemetery design characteristics to facilitate their identification and preservation and places rural cemeteries into the broader context of American landscape design to encourage appreciation of their broader influence on the design of public spaces.

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Item Number: 147919
Title: Art for Animals : Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870–1914
Author: Cronin, J. Keri
Price: $94.95
ISBN: 9780271080093
Record created on 01/17/2018
Available April 2018
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Description: University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 53 b&w illus.

Summary: Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public’s understanding of what it means to be “kind,” “cruel,” and “inhumane” toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. Following in the footsteps of earlier-formed organizations like the RSPCA and ASPCA, animal advocacy groups such as the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection made significant use of visual art in literature and campaign materials. But, enabled by new and improved technologies and techniques, they took the imagery much further than their predecessors, turning toward vivid, pointed, and at times graphic depictions of human-animal interactions. Keri Cronin explains why the activist community embraced this approach, details how the use of such tools played a critical role in educational and reform movements in the United States, Canada, and England, and traces their impact in public and private spaces. Far from being peripheral illustrations of points articulated in written texts or argued in impassioned speeches, these photographs, prints, paintings, exhibitions, “magic lantern” slides, and films were key components of animal advocacy at the time, both educating the general public and creating a sense of shared identity among the reformers. Uniquely focused on imagery from the early days of the animal rights movement and filled with striking visuals, Art for Animals sheds new light on the history and development of modern animal advocacy. (Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures)

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Item Number: 147896
Title: Fonthill Recovered: A Cultural History
Author: Dakers, Caroline (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781787350465
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: UCL Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 382pp. illus.

Summary: Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.

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Item Number: 145138
Title: Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court
Author: De la Puente Luna, Jose Carlos
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9781477314432
Record created on 04/06/2017
Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 416pp. illus.

Summary: After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans undertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the sovereign's absolute authority would guarantee that justice would be done and service would receive its due reward. As they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerindian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the expanding Habsburg realm's imaginary and gave the modern global age its defining character. Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers' dramatic experiences, while simultaneously highlighting their profound influences on the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spain's American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys) also helped to shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new power structures and institutions, as well as novel ways of being urban, Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated and defended their own views regarding the legal and political character of the "Republic of the Indians," they became state-builders of a special kind, cocreating the colonial order.

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Item Number: 145139
Title: Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court
Author: De la Puente Luna, Jose Carlos
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9781477314869
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Description: Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 416pp. illus.
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Item Number: 147898
Title: TACITA DEAN : Landscape, Portrait, Still Life
Author: Harris, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781910350874
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 224pp., 200 color illus.

Summary: British artist Tacita Dean (born 1964) first came to the attention of the art world with her surrealistic 16-mm film “The Story of Beard” (1992), making a name for herself as part of the Young British Artists generation—even if Dean’s slow, subtle films would seem to have little in common with the raucous works of her peers. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a vocal advocate for the medium of film. In 2018, Dean brings major exhibitions to three of London’s leading art institutions: the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. Each exhibition will provide an encounter with the filmmaker’s work through a different lens: landscape, portrait and still life. Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life unites the three exhibitions in one stunning survey volume. Works drawn from Dean’s entire career to the present day are brought together with texts by leading writers Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst and Ali Smith providing unique insights into Dean’s vision.

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Item Number: 147900
Title: The Queen's Embroiderer : A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
Author: DeJean, Joan
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781632864741
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp. illus.

Summary: Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this backdrop, two families, the Magoulets and the Chevrots, rose to prominence only to plummet in the first stock market crash. One family built its name on the burgeoning financial industry, the other as master embroiderers for Queen Marie-Thérèse and her husband, King Louis XIV. Both patriarchs were ruthless money-mongers, determined to strike it rich by arranging marriages for their children. But in a Shakespearean twist, two of their children fell in love. To remain together, Louise Magoulet and Louis Chevrot fought their fathers' rage and abuse. A real-life heroine, Louise took on Magoulet, Chevrot, the police, an army regiment, and the French Indies Company to stay with the man she loved. Following these families from 1600 until the Revolution of 1789, Joan DeJean recreates the larger-than-life personalities of Versailles, where displaying wealth was a power game; the sordid cells of the Bastille; the Louisiana territory, where Frenchwomen were forcibly sent to marry colonists; and the legendary "Wall Street of Paris," Rue Quincampoix, a world of high finance uncannily similar to what we know now. The Queen's Embroiderer is both a story of star-crossed love in the most beautiful city in the world and a cautionary tale of greed and the dangerous lure of windfall profits. And every bit of it is true.

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Item Number: 147921
Title: The Good Lands: Canada Through the Eyes of Its Artists
Author: Dickenson, Victoria
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781773270241
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Vancouver: Figure 1 Publishing, 2018. 27 x 28cm., hardcover, 288pp. illus.

Summary: Fifty years ago, Canada celebrated its hundredth anniversary of Confederation. At Expo 67, in communities across the country, we celebrated our coming of age as a modern, bilingual, bicultural nation--a place where anyone from any culture could thrive. But beneath the applause and the cheerful music was a darker note. In his public address at the festivities, Chief Dan George lamented what Canada's centennial did not celebrate: the colonization and marginalization of Indigenous peoples who lived on these "good lands." Now in the year of Canada's 150th birthday, we honour a new understanding of our past. We have begun--at long last--to share in a process of national reconciliation and to come together to reimagine our contribution to a global future. Artists give form and meaning to both the land and the invisible landscape of the spirit, both the past and the future. The works of Canada's artists--both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, historical and contemporary--invite us to see our country and our place within it with new eyes. This book celebrates their visions, as well as the good lands we have shared and shaped for millennia that, in turn, have shaped us.

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Item Number: 147904
Title: The Roman Retail Revolution
Author: Ellis, Steven J.R
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780198769934
Record created on 01/16/2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 320pp., 84 illus.

Summary: Tabernae were ubiquitous in all Roman cities, lining the busiest streets and dominating their most crowded intersections in numbers far exceeding those of any other form of building. That they played a vital role in the operation of the city, and indeed in the very definition of urbanization in ancient Rome, is a point too often under-appreciated in Roman studies, and one which bears fruitful further exploration. The Roman Retail Revolution offers a thorough investigation into the social and economic worlds of the Roman shop, focusing on food and drink outlets in particular. Combining critical analysis of both archaeological material and textual sources, it challenges many of the conventional ideas about the place of retailing in the Roman city and unravels the historical development of tabernae to identify three major waves or revolutions in the shaping of retail landscapes. The volume is underpinned by two new and important bodies of evidence: the first generated from the University of Cincinnati's recent archaeological excavations into a Pompeian neighborhood of close to twenty shop-fronts, and the second resulting from a field-survey of the retail landscapes of more than a hundred cities from across the Roman world. The richness of this information, combined with the volume's interdisciplinary approach to the lives of the Roman sub-elite, results in a refreshingly original look at the history of retailing and urbanism in the Roman world.

Contents: 1. An Introduction to Roman Retailing. 2. The Archaeology of Roman Retail Outlets: The Structure and Shape of Shops and Bars. 3. Roman Retail Landscapes: Investment, Profit, and Place. 4. The First Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail in the 2nd Century BCE. 5. The Second Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Specialization (from Shops to Bars). 6. The Third Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Homogenization. 7. The Role of Retail in the Roman City.

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Item Number: 147047
Title: Ritratto di una virtuosa canterina : Eleonora Baroni e il pittore FABIO DELLA CORGNA al tempo dei Barberini
Author: Galassi, Cristina
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9788897738589
Record created on 10/18/2017
Description: Passignano: Aguaplano, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.

Summary: Nel 1639 veniva edita a Bracciano una brillante raccolta di componimenti poetici dedicati a una celebre virtuosa del tempo, Eleonora Baroni, intitolata Applausi poetici alle glorie della signora Leonora Baroni. Tra i sonetti, composti per l'occasione dai più noti poeti e letterati della Roma barocca, in italiano, latino, spagnolo e francese, e disposti in ordine alfabetico per autore, spicca quello a firma di monsignor Giulio Rospigliosi, l'alto prelato animatore del Teatro Barberini che, nel 1667, sarebbe asceso al Soglio pontificio col nome di Clemente IX e che in questa raccolta, con lucida e brillante verve descrittiva, celebrò il ritratto della cantante e musicista realizzato dall'artista perugino Fabio della Corgna. Nel volume Cristina Galassi ricostruisce le biografie del pittore e della musicista ritratta, indaga la complessa vicenda del dipinto e discute brillantemente il tema della pittura encomiastica nella Roma al tempo dei Barberini.

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Item Number: 147908
Title: Cities and Metaphors ; Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space
Author: Falahat, Someiyeh
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9780415728225
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 208pp., 20 b&w illus.

Summary: In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space into a generic scientific framework. Phenomenological characteristics have consequently been ignored rather than integrated into theoretical components. The book argues that this results from a lack of appropriate conceptual vocabulary in our global body of scholarly literature. It challenges existing theories, introduces and applies the urban concept of Hezar-tu to rethink the spaces of Fez, Isfahan and Tunis. This tool inverts the principles of conceptualising urban space and constructs a staging-post towards a different articulation based on in-between spaces rather than nodes, a logic of ambiguity rather than determinacy, and interior rather than exterior thinking. The book thus shows that new concepts derived from local contexts enable us to tailor our methods and theoretical structures to the idiosyncrasies of each city while retaining the global commonalities of all.

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Item Number: 147887
Title: Making Art History in Europe After 1945
Author: de Haro Garcia, Noemi (et al)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815393795
Record created on 01/14/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336pp. illus. (Studies in Art Historiography.)
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Item Number: 147886
Title: Separating Sheep from Goats : Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America
Author: Giuffrida, Noelle
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780520297425
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Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 280pp. illus.

Summary: Separating Sheep from Goats investigates the history of collecting and exhibiting Chinese art through the lens of the career of renowned American curator and museum director Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008). Drawing upon artworks and archival materials, Noelle Giuffrida excavates an international society of collectors, dealers, curators, and scholars who comprised the art world in which Lee operated. From his early training in Michigan and his work in occupied Japan as a monuments man to his acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications for museums in Detroit, Seattle, and Cleveland, this study traces how Lee shaped public and scholarly understandings of Chinese art. (Ben and A. Jess Shenson Endowment Fund in Visual and Performing Arts)

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Item Number: 147920
Title: Northern Light : Landscape, Photography and Evocations of the North
Author: Goldie, Chris ; Darcy White (eds)
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9783837639759
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Berlin: Transcript Verlag, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, ca. 230pp. prof. illus. English text.

Summary: These essays confirm the continued relevance of 'north' as a site of cultural practice and artistic endeavour. If northern regions are tangible realities, the place of varied topography, light, climate, and biogeography, the location of distinct peoples and culture, typically they have been depicted through the traditions of northern landscape representation and the cultural narratives of an era. These discussions – focusing on Scotland, Northern England, Northern Europe, Siberia, the Arctic and Nordic lands – by photographic practitioners as well as theorists, explore and question this tradition, considering landscape as experience, reinterpreting notions of wilderness, emptiness and the sublime.

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Item Number: 146485
Title: Tomb and Temple: Reimagining the Sacred Buildings of Jerusalem
Author: Griffith-Jones, Robin ; Eric Fernie (eds)
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9781783272808
Record created on 08/14/2017
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 256pp., 68 color, 124 b&w illus. Papers presented at a conference held at Courtauld Institute of Art, 15-16 March 2013.

Contents: Public, private and political Devotion - Re-presenting the Sepulchre ; The Building of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Design, Depiction and the Pilgrim Church of Compostela ; Medieval Muslim Veneration of the Dome of the Rock ; The Temple as Symbol, the Temple as Metaphor - contrasting Eastern and Western Re-imaginings ; Spiral Columns and the Temple of Solomon ; Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin and the Temple at Jerusalem in the Italian Renaissance Imagination ; 'I have defeated you, Solomon' ; Saint James the Just - Sacral Topgraphy in Jerusalem and Constantinople ; Jerusalem in the Caucasus? ; Holy Russia and the 'Jerusalem Idea' ; Jerusalem and the Ethiopian Church - the Evidence of Roha (Lalibela) ; The Origins and Meaning of the Ethiopian Circular Church - Fresh Explorations ; Arculf's Circles, Aachen's Octagon, Germigny's Cube - Three Riddles from Northern Europe ; Representations of the Holy Sepulchre ; The Military Orders and the Idea of the Holy Sepulchre ; The English Round Church Movement ; The Use and Meaning of the Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Round Churches of England ; Jerusalem in London - the New Temple Church ; Commemorating the Rotunda in the Round - The Medieval Latin Liturgy of the Holy Sepulchre and its Performance in the West ; The Temple Church in the Crusades. (Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)

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Item Number: 146793
Title: GREGOIRE GUERARD : un peintre oublié de la Renaissance européenne
Author: Elsig, Frederic
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836637393
Record created on 09/22/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 160pp., 200 color illus. French text.

Summary: Célébré dès le XVI e siècle comme un " excellent peintre, compatriote et parent d'Erasme de Rotterdam ", Grégoire Guérard compte parmi les premiers " romanistes hollandais ", aux côtés de Jan Gossaert et Jan van Scorel. Il est attesté seulement par trois documents : en 1518, il demeure à Tournus après avoir accompli un séjour à Rome ; en 1522, il réalise un retable pour les Carmes de Chalon-sur- Saône ; en 1530, il est rémunéré pour un vitrail au château de Brancion (près de Tournus). Sur la base du document de 1522, il a pu être identifié, en 2005, au Maître du triptyque d'Autun. Ce peintre et verrier est considéré aujourd'hui comme l'auteur de plus d'une quarantaine d'oeuvres qui permettent d'en retracer le parcours : d'abord Troyes (1512) et Autun (1515) ; ensuite, l'Italie (1516-1517) et Tournus (1518-1530) ; enfin, de nouveau Troyes (1531-1538). L'ouvrage s'articule sur le programme Peindre en France à la Renaissance, développé à l'Université de Genève depuis 2010. Il inaugure une série de monographies consacrées à des peintres ressuscités par l'oeil du connaisseur. Il se donne deux objectifs : d'une part, redonner vie à une personnalité majeure de la Renaissance européenne ; d'autre part, souligner le rôle du connoisseurship comme fondement et moteur de l'histoire de l'art. Sa publication coïncide avec l'exposition François I er et les Pays-Bas qui, présentée au Louvre à partir d'octobre 2017, fera connaître à un large public l'art de Grégoire Guérard.

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Item Number: 144861
Title: The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument
Author: Gunsch, Kathryn Wysocki
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781472451552
Record created on 03/17/2017
Description: London-New York: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 245pp., 179 b&w illus.

Summary: The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly 850 bronze plaques that were installed in the court of the Benin kingdom at the moment of its greatest political power and geographic reach. By examining European accounts, Benin oral histories, and the physical evidence of the extant plaques, Gunsch is the first to propose an installation pattern for the series. Her work also uncovers new evidence about the authorship, patronage, and dating of the plaques. Although the plaques are now dispersed among 55 institutions worldwide, this book tells their story as a single art installation, including the rationale for the patronage of such a monumental undertaking and an evidence-based reconstruction of the palace audience court. An updated list of the current location for all the known plaques is included in the annex.

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Item Number: 147625
Title: Unter Druck : Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei im 15. Jahrhundert : Tagungsband
Author: Hamburger, Jeffrey F. ; Maria Theisen (eds)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9783731903970
Record created on 12/13/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 360pp., 280 color illus. Texts in German or English.

Contents: Milada Studnicková, An den Rändern der Bibel des Konrad von Vechta ; Milena Bartlova, The Fragile Contemporaneity of the Illustrations in Jena Codex ; Susanne Rischpler, 'Servacius Lichtensteyn de Prussia' ; Karl-Georg Pfändtner, Süddeutsche Buchmalereiwerkstätten des 15. Jahrhunderts und ihr Anteil an der Ausstattung hebräischer Handschriften ; Maria Theisen, Ein Meisterwerk für Kuttenberg - das Graduale der Familie Smíšek ; Armand Tif, Konrad Blochinger und der Kunsttransfer über die universitären Netzwerke zwischen Basel, Erfurt und Leipzig um 1500 ; Beate Braun-Niehr, Faszination Troja - Die Illustrationen zum Trojaroman des Hans Mair von Nördlingen (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Cod. 78 A 13) ; Kristina Domanski, Pathos, Passion und individuelle Aneignung der Antike - die Illustrationen zur Historia Destructionis Troiae in der Münchner Handschrift, BSB, Clm 61 ; Gude Suckale-Redlefsen, Irritierende Vergilbilder ; Nigel F. Palmer, The Coming of the 'Antichrist' - The Fifteenth-Century Blockbooks and the Transition from Manuscript to Print ; Kathryn M. Rudy, Reconstructing the Delbecq-Schreiber Passion (as part of the St Godeleva manuscript) ; Christine Beier, Modelle für Gutenberg und Co ; Katrin Kogman-Appel, Designing a Passover Imagery for New Audiences - The Prague Haggadah ; Katharina Hranitzky, Das erste gedruckte Passauer Missale und sein Buchschmuck ; Michaela Schuller-Juckes, Passauer Buchmalerei im Spätmittelalter. Illuminierte Inkunabeln für Johann Staindl, Christoph Schachner und Wiguleus Fröschl ; Caroline Zöhl, Das Catholicon-Projekt - eine Augsburger Kooperation im frühen Medienwandel ; Peter Schmidt, Herrscherfolgen im Konzert der Medien - Genealogie als neue Aufgabe volkssprachiger Handschriften im 15. Jahrhundert ; Regina Cermann, Unter Druck? Buchmalerei im Wettstreit mit Reproduktionsmedien ; Michael Roth, Vom Fortleben der Bilder. Verwendung und Umgestaltung druckgraphischer Vorlagen im Gebetbuch des Matthäus Schwarz ; Martin Roland, Masse und Individualität. Illuminierte Urkunden zwischen individuellem Repräsentationsobjekt und breiter Wirkung. (Buchmalerei des 15. Jahrhunderts in Mitteleuropa, herausgegeben von Jeffrey F. Hamburger, 15)

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Item Number: 147885
Title: Rood Screens
Author: Hayman, Richard
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 9781784422943
Record created on 01/14/2018
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Description: London: Bloomsbury Shire, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 64pp. illus.

Summary: The rood screen was used to divide the nave and chancel--the secular and the sacred--in parish churches in the Middle Ages. The screen was a visual spectacle, adorned with images of saints and surmounted by the rood--an image of Christ on the cross flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist--above which was a painting of the Day of Judgement. Most screens were constructed of wood, and are masterpieces of the woodcarver's craft with intricate decoration, and yet were robust enough to support a loft. Steep stone stairs in the church wall gave access to the loft, from where roods were covered in Lent and candles were lit on festive occasions. The rood loft was also a stage where mystery plays were performed, and where musicians played. During the Reformation the roods of most of the nation's screens were taken down. The survivors, often with their images defaced, were lovingly restored and repainted in the nineteenth century. Rood screens can be found in most parts of the country, in parish churches large and small. (Shire Library)

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Item Number: 147915
Title: LEWIS HINE Photographer and American Progressive
Author: Duerden, Timothy J
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781476673349
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 26cm., pbk., ca. 129pp. illus.

Summary: Nearly 80 years after his death, Lewis Hine’s name is revered in the world of photography and practically synonymous with the labor reforms of the Progressive Era. His body of work—much of it a century old or more—remains vital as both aesthetic statement and social document. Drawing on a range of sources, including information from surviving family members, this first full-length illustrated biography presents a detailed and personal portrait of the sociologist and photographer whose haunting images of children at work in cotton mills and coal mines sparked the movement to end child labor, culminating with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

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Item Number: 147925
Title: JOHANNES HISPANUS
Author: Castellana, Stefania
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788894124866
Record created on 01/17/2018
Available February 2018
Description: Cremona: Edizioni del Miglio, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 175pp., 33 plates, 93 illus., most in color.

Summary: A oltre quindici anni dal catalogo della mostra di Viadana curata da Marco Tanzi e a seguito di numerose e significative scoperte, l’autrice ripercorre l’iter artistico del pittore spagnolo, dalla formazione nella bottega fiorentina di Pietro Perugino nell’ultimo decennio del Quattrocento, passando per i più importanti centri del Rinascimento italiano – Roma, Firenze, Venezia, Ferrara, Milano – sino alle Marche dove Johannes svolge gran parte della sua carriera. Ed è proprio tra i borghi arroccati sui colli e il litorale adriatico che si registrano gli intrecci più interessanti: i rapporti con l’umanista Niccolò Peranzone a Montecassiano e la commissione della notevole pala per la chiesa di Lenze; Macerata e Recanati, la fiera e Lorenzo Lotto con il polittico e il San Vincenzo Ferrer per San Domenico; e, infine, Monte San Giusto dove il maestro raggiunge la definitiva consacrazione grazie a Niccolò Bonafede, l’energico vescovo di Chiusi – mecenate anche di Lotto –, che gli commissiona la decorazione della Camera Picta nel suo Palazzo. La fiducia riposta dal Bonafede in Hispanus contribuisce a rendere più chiara la posizione di primo piano del pittore nel panorama della pittura nel maceratese oltre a favorire, attraverso un opportuno inquadramento del gusto come emerge dalle decorazioni del Palazzo nell’ambito della Curia Romana, da un lato, e della cultura umanistica, dall’altro, un rilancio dell’immagine Monte San Giusto e dei suoi capolavori come attrattori imprescindibili nello scenario marchigiano...

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Item Number: 147922
Title: After Modern Art 1945-2017
Author: Hopkins, David
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780199218455
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 320pp., 146 illus., most in color. Second edition (1st edition 2000).

Contents: 1. The Politics of Modernism - Abstract Expressionism and the European Informel. 2. Duchamp's Legacy: The Rauschenberg-Johns Axis. 3. The Artist in Crisis: From Bacon to Beuys. 4. Blurring Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus, and their Effects. 5. Modernism in Retreat: Minimalist Aesthetics and Beyond. 6. The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism. 7. Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s. 8. The 1990s: Fin de siecle? 9. Art and the New Millenium.

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Item Number: 147877
Title: VICTOR HUGO : Der schwarze Romantiker : The Dark Romanticist
Author: Wipplinger, Hans-Peter ; Ivan Ristic
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783960982197
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Description: Köln: Walther König, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp., 95 illus. Exhibition held at the Leopold Museum, Vienna. German-English text

Summary: Victor Hugo (1802-1885), a figurehead of French Romanticism and homo politicus par excellence, became an institution in his own right during his lifetime. The emotional power inherent in his seminal novels The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Misérables (1862) continue to capture the imagination of audiences all over the world to this day. For decades, this visionary writer also pursued a passion for painting. With his depictions of whimsical characters living on the fringes of society he paid tribute to Francisco de Goya, while his magical and sombre renderings of cathedrals and palaces conjure up the spirits of the past whose precious relics he believed to be endangered. Victor Hugo handled his painting materials with a seemingly limitless freedom: daubing with sepia, and at times using unconventional materials such as coffee dregs or dust, his approach was often quite random, resulting in images of conjecture and vague possibilities. The comprehensive exhibition at the Graphic Cabinet will include some eighty works on paper by Victor Hugo, juxtaposed with works by his pre-modern predecessors such as Alexander Cozens and William Turner. Taking into account his fruitful connections with eminent personalities from literature and art, Hugo's double talent will be embedded into the context of a colorful era.

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Item Number: 147899
Title: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries: Westminster Abbey
Author: Jenkins, Susan (et al)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9781785511318
Record created on 01/15/2018
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Description: London: Scala, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 64pp. illus.

Summary: In summer 2018, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries will open in the church's medieval triforium, an internal gallery which runs 70 feet above the floor of the Abbey. Entrance to the space, never before opened to the public, will be through a new tower outside Poets' Corner, opposite the Palace of Westminster. This will be the most significant addition to the Abbey since Nicholas Hawksmoor's iconic towers were completed in 1745. The treasures displayed will reflect the Abbey's rich thousand-year history. The Galleries will also grant magnificent views to Parliament Square and the Palace of Westminster, as well as wonderful vistas across the Abbey, which Betjeman described as "the finest view in Europe". The Galleries mark the final phase of the Abbey's "2020 Vision", which aimed to improve facilities for the Abbey's two million worshippers and visitors. This richly illustrated guide, written by Abbey staff, discusses both the overall themes explored in the exhibition, and a selection of the individual exhibits.

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Item Number: 144900
Title: RALPH JOHNSON : Complete Works
Author: Tsarouhas, Gina (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9781864707014
Record created on 03/24/2017
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Description: Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2018. 38cm., hardcover, 600pp., 500 color images

Summary: Ralph Johnson's work spans a magnificent range of award-winning projects - in terms of both location and program types, with each project being distinct yet consistent in an underlying process and design intent. From a residential high-rise in Chicago, to a university in Africa, to a museum in a park in Asia, Johnson's work is environmentally responsible and uniquely suited to the particular needs of the client, climate, and site. The beautifully presented works in this stunning monograph include both built and unbuilt projects and their significance is underpinned by Johnson's deep-held respect for humanistic values and his emphasis on process rather than preconceived product, allowing the work to respond to diverse cultures and urban conditions. Johnson is widely acclaimed for the complexity of his designs that incorporate dynamism with modern forms that meaningfully consolidate the surrounding urban fabric and identity and landscape contexts. This 600-page monograph is a comprehensive account of Johnson's long career and features striking examples of Johnson's highly detailed illustrations and renderings, along with rich, full-color photographs to chronicle his impressive folio of work. This distinguished volume sits comfortably in the heady realm of IMAGES' highly anticipated 21st Century Masters series, which celebrates international juggernauts in the fields of architecture and design. Notable projects: Shanghai Natural History Museum, Shanghai, China; O'Hare International Airport Terminal, Chicago, Illinois; The Johns Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building, Baltimore, Maryland; Tianjin Museum, Tianjin, China; Boeing World Headquarters, 100 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois; Arizona State University - Science and Technology Building 1, Tempe, Arizona; Case Western Reserve University, Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Item Number: 147890
Title: Der Kaiser und sein Grabmal 1517–2017 : Neue Forschungen zum Hochgrab Friedrichs III. im Wiener Stephansdom
Author: Kohn, Renate (ed)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9783205206408
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Description: Wien: Böhlau, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 521pp., 410 illus., some in color.

Contents: Paul-Joachim Heinig, Im Tod uberlebt. Friedrich III. zwischen Koenig, Kurfursten und Reich ; Sonja Dunnebeil, Auf der Suche nach dem Goldenen Vlies, dem Adler, dem Drachen … Kaiser Friedrich III. und die Ritterorden seiner Zeit ; Annemarie Fenzl, Als ob er allererst mit todt verschiden were … Das Begraebnis Kaiser Friedrichs III., des Grunders des Bistums Wien ; Artur Rosenauer, Zur kunsthistorischen Stellung der Grabplatte des Kaisers ; Walter Koch, Die Fruhhumanistische Kapitalis. Eine epigraphische Schrift zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit im Umfeld Kaiser Friedrichs III. ; Harald Droes, Die Wappen am Grabmal Friedrichs III. ; Ulrich Soeding, Ettlich Grabstain. Die Grabdenkmaeler fur Kaiser Friedrich III. und Eleonore von Portugal ; Renate Kohn, Furstenrepraesentation an unauffaelliger Stelle. Die Seiten der Tumba Kaiser Friedrichs III. als Informationsvermittler ; Cornelia Plieger, Michael Tichter und die Brustung am Grabmal Friedrichs III. ; Reinhard H. Gruber, Das Heiligenprogramm der Brustungsfiguren als Spiegel der persoenlichen Froemmigkeit Friedrichs III. ; Michael Viktor Schwarz, magnificentia - humilitas - new art. Thesen zum ursprunglichen Konzept von Grabmal und Grablege Friedrichs III. in Wiener Neustadt sowie zur Rolle von Niklas Gerhaert (mit einem Anhang uber die Grabplatte der Beatrix Lopi) ; Stefanie Menke, … quod Caesar sibi ad sepulturam extrui curaverat, Die Grablegeplaene Friedrichs III. fur Wiener Neustadt ; Manfred Hollegger, Zu gedechtnuß der gutigkait vnnsers gemuts gegen seiner lieb Maximilians I. ansehenliche begrebnuss fur Friedrich III. als dynastisch und politisch funktionalisierte Memoria (?) ; Andreas Zajic, Epigraphisch-antiquarischer Habitus und literarische Stilubung, oder - Wie gestaltet und beschreibt man ein Grabmal 'humanistisch'? ; Franz Zehetner, Einblicke in das Innere des Friedrichsgrabes ; Philipp Stastny, Material und Technik. Neue Erkenntnisse zum Kaisergrabmal.

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Item Number: 146777
Title: A la lumiere d'un chef-c'oeuvre: Le Saint Joseph charpentier de GEORGES DE LA TOUR donné au Louvre en 1948 par Percy Moore Turner
Author: Salmon, Dimitri
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9789461614193
Record created on 09/20/2017
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 584pp., 160 illus.

Summary: Le Musée Georges de La Tour de Vic-sur-Seille, « musée de France » et site «MosellePassion» du Département, a présenté une importante exposition, organisée en partenariat étroit avec le Musée du Louvre, intitulée « À la lumière d’un chef-d’œuvre. Le Saint Joseph charpentier de Georges de La Tour ». Cette toile, l’une des plus célèbres du maître lorrain, était la pièce maîtresse et l’aboutissement d’un parcours scénographique s’attachant à retracer la personnalité, la carrière et l’action de grand mécène du marchand d’art anglais Percy Moore Turner (1877- 1950), qui fit don du Saint Joseph charpentier au Louvre en 1948. Plusieurs autres œuvres – trois peintures, ainsi qu’une statuette médiévale, toutes données par Turner au Louvre et à différents autres musées français – figuraient également dans l’exposition. À la faveur de cette manifestation, un travail de recherche approfondi a été mené par le commissaire de l’exposition, M. Dimitri Salmon, collaborateur scientifique au département des Peintures du musée du Louvre et expert reconnu de l’œuvre de Georges de La Tour.

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Item Number: 146159
Title: Daniele Barbaro 1514-1570. Vénitien, patricien, humaniste
Author: Lemerle, Frederique (et al)
Price: $144.00
ISBN: 9782503575513
Record created on 07/05/2017
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 590pp., 70 color , 102 b&w illus.

Contents: Deborah Howard, Daniele Barbaro and Two Ladies named Giulia ; Silvia Scattolin, Vita privata - Il rosion dil re d'Ingiltera di Daniele Barbaro ; Deborah Howard, Barbaro Family Portraits in the Cinquecento - Some Observations ; Tracy E. Cooper, Daniele Barbaro and the Commemoration of a Patriarchal Dynasty ; Ann E. Moyer, Daniele Barbaro and his Dialogue Della eloquenza ; Pierre Caye, Daniele Barbaro ou la veritas græca du De architectura de Vitruve ; Annarita Angelini, Daniele Barbaro - l'architettura come methodus e machina del sapere ; Koji Kuwakino, La varietas in una sylva geometrica che 'ricrea la mente stanca dal pensiero delle cose difficili' - Daniele Barbaro e l'Orto botanico di Padova ; Pierre Gros, Forum et basilique dans le Vitruvio de Barbaro ; Frédérique Lemerle, Barbaro et les Annotationes de Philandrier sur Vitruve ; Manuela Morresi, Fonti bibliche nei Commentari a Vitruvio di Daniele Barbaro ; Antonio Becchi, I commenti di Daniele Barbaro al Proemio della 'terza parte principale dell'Architettura' (1556-1567) ; Werner Oechslin, 'Sciographia', die vierte Darstellungsform ('species dispositionis') - Daniele Barbaro, Andrea Palladio und die Kodifizierung der Architekturzeichnung ; Laura Moretti, Ancora sulla scenographia - i manoscritti preparatori per la parte quarta de La pratica della perspettiva di Daniele Barbaro (1568) ; Margaret M. D'Evelyn, 'The most delightful presence of light' - Glimmers of Perspective in Daniele Barbaro's Manuscript Commentaries on Vitruvius ; Maria Losito, Daniele Barbaro inventore - il De horologis describendis libellus e l'Horario universale nella teoria e nella pratica vitruviana ; Yves Pauwels, Quatre colonnes et un entablement - Palladio et Barbaro à Maser ; Luigi De Poli, Daniele Barbaro - du texte de la Predica aux images de Maser ; Francesco Trentini, Le machinationi etiche di Daniele Barbaro negli affreschi di Veronese a Maser ; Stefano Lorenzetti, 'Quello che è consonanza alle orecchie è bellezza agli occhi'. Figure della musica nel commento a Vitruvio di Daniele Barbaro ; Vasco Zara, 'Udire secondo le Idee'. Daniele Barbaro e la musica degli affetti ; Daniel K. S. Walden, Daniele Barbaro, Nicola Vicentino, and Vitruvian Music Theory in Sixteenth-Century Italy ; Daria Perocco, Daniele Barbaro ambasciatore e letterato ; Carlo Alberto Girotto, Les éditeurs de Daniele Barbaro ; Shanti Graheli, Daniele Barbaro e la Repubblica delle Lettere ; Don Giacomo Cardinali, Daniele Barbaro corrispondente del cardinale Guglielmo Sirleto ; Carlo Alberto Girotto, Une lettre de Daniele Barbaro à Charles de Guise (et quelques hypothèses pour la fortune de Barbaro en France) ; Fernando Marías, José Riello, La fortuna de Daniele Barbaro en la península ibérica ; Frédérique Lemerle, Les Vitruve de Barbaro au xviie siècle ; Pierre Caye, Eugène Priadko, Le Barbaro de Vasilij P. Zubov ; Vasilij P. Zubov, De la vie et de l'activité scientifique de Daniele Barbaro. (Etudes Renaissantes, 24.)

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Item Number: 147912
Title: Looking Again: Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Author: Lord, Russell
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781597114424
Record created on 01/17/2018
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Description: New York: Aperture, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus.

Summary: Looking Again is as much about photography, in a broader sense, as it is about the specific photographs reproduced within it. It is designed to provide the reader with a glimpse into both the collection at the New Orleans Museum of Art and into photography's complexity. Through 132 objects and essays, Russell Lord explores the many histories of photography, addressing long-held beliefs and offering new ways of thinking about, and looking at, photographs. As the world moves increasingly toward an image-dependent style of communication, there has never been a better time to seriously examine our belief in or apprehension toward the photographic image. Standing on the threshold of what might be a turning point in humanity's relationship to the photograph, this volume encourages the reader to dig deeply into photography: to look, and then look again. The book is published on the centennial of the first photography exhibition presented at the New Orleans Museum of Art, in 1918.

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Item Number: 146522
Title: Crafting Excellence : The Furniture of NATHAN LUMBARD and His Circle
Author: Jackson, Christie (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780300232950
Record created on 08/15/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale UniversIty Press, for the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 288pp,. 321 color illus.

Summary: In the late 1980s, when the inscription “Made by Nathan Lumbard Apl 20th 1800” was found on a chest of drawers, the identity of an unknown craftsman suddenly surfaced. Crafting Excellence introduces the striking achievements of cabinetmaker Nathan Lumbard (1777-1847) and a small group of craftsmen associated with him. Working initially in the village of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, these artisans fashioned an array of objects that rank among the most colorful and creative of Federal America. Recent scholarship has revealed Lumbard’s connection with the cabinetmaker Oliver Wight, from whom he likely learned his trade and gained an understanding of neoclassicism. Careful study of objects linked to Lumbard, Wight, and nearby artisans has produced a framework for identifying their work. The discovery of Lumbard’s name three decades ago led the authors on a pioneering journey, culminating in this handsome volume, an insightful contribution to American furniture history.

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Item Number: 147901
Title: Shaping the American Interior : Structures, Contexts and Practices
Author: Lupkin, Paula ; Penny Sparke (eds)
Price: $180.00
ISBN: 9781138697690
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 328pp., 50 b&w illus.

Summary: Bringing together twelve original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and practices, revealing the design of the interior as a collaborative modern enterprise comprising art, design, manufacture, commerce, and identity construction. Rooted in the expansion of mass production and consumption in the last years of the nineteenth century, new and diverse structures came to define the field and provide formal and informal contexts for design work. Intertwined with, but distinct from, architecture and merchandising, interiors encompassed a broad and diffuse range of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in the definition of identity, the development of expertise, and the promotion of consumption. This volume broadly investigates the fluid pre-history of the American profession of interior design, charting attempts to commoditize taste, shape modern conceptions of gender and professionalism, define expertise and authority through principles and standards, marry art with industry and commerce, and shape mass culture in the United States.

Contents: 1. Interior Designers of all Kinds: The Roles of Architects, Craftsmen, Furniture Manufacturers, and Clients in Creating Nineteenth-Century Domestic Interiors Erica Donnis and Susan Porter 2. Dealing in Interiors: How Maison Carlhian and Duveen Brothers Shaped European Spaces in America Teresa Morales and Anne-Marie Schaaf 3. Elsie de Wolfe: A Professional Interior Decorator Penny Sparke 4. Fags, Queens and Fairies: (Re)locating the Professional Gay Decorator in the History and Historiography of Interior Decorating John Potvin 5. For Men by Men: The YMCA Furnishings Bureau Paula Lupkin 6. The Art in Trades Club: Selling Style and Taste Patty Edmonson 7. "Principles Not Effects": The Museum Of Modern Art and the Discourse of Legitimization for Interior Design in Post-War America Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand 8. Demonstrating the Profession: Interior Design on Television Danielle Charlap 9. Co-Eds and T-Squares: Mid Twentieth Century Design Education Patrick Lee Lucas 10. Imaging Interior Design: beneath, beside, and within Architecture Penelope Dean 11. "Apology Areas:" Interior Decoration and the Marketplace in the 1950s Kristina Wilson.

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Item Number: 147318
Title: Art and Miracle in Renaissance Tuscany
Author: Maniura, Robert
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781108426848
Record created on 11/16/2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: In this book, Robert Maniura explores the role and importance of the miraculous image in the art and devotional practices of Renaissance Italy. Using the records of Giuliano Guizzelmi, a Tuscan lawyer, he focuses on his stories of miracles of local shrines, including Santa Maria delle Carceri, a painting of the Virgin on a wall of the town prison, and the relic of her belt in the cathedral of Prato. Guizzelmi's stories build a powerful picture of the visual culture of the period, involving images that were kissed, worn and applied to sick bodies in rituals of healing. They also place his devotional activity in the context of his everyday life. Moreover, the paintings of Guizzelmi's burial chapel also engage with contemporary pictorial conventions and show how his concerns can inform our understanding of contemporary art, notably the works of his late fifteenth-century contemporaries, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Filippino Lippi.

Contents: 1. Giuliano Guizzelmi: A Lawyer of Prato. 2. The Guizzelmi Chapel, the Large Crucifix and the Eucharist. 3. The Relic of the Virgin: the Holy Girdle. 4. The Miraculous Image of the Virgin: Santa Maria delle Carceri. 5. Guizzelmi's Miracles: Badges and Prints. 6. Votive Offerings: Making Oneself in Wax. 7. Making Miracles.

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Item Number: 147883
Title: The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture, Bucharest, 1947-1965
Author: Maxim, Juliana
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781138820357
Record created on 01/14/2018
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 70 illus.

Summary: Juliana Maxim’s book is the first systematic architectural history of Romania under socialism. It examines the mechanisms through which modern Soviet architecture was invested with political meaning and, in reverse, how specific architectural solutions came to define city life and the socialist experience.

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Item Number: 145574
Title: The Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture: The Birth of the French School, 1648-1793
Author: Michel, Christian ; Chris Miller (trans)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781606065358
Record created on 05/09/2017
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 424pp., 75 color, 73 b&w illus. English translation of Geneva, 2012 edition.

Summary: The Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French Academy of Painting and Sculpture)—perhaps the single most influential art institution in history—governed the arts in France for more than 150 years, from its founding in 1648 until its abolition in 1793. Christian Michel's sweeping study presents an authoritative, in-depth analysis of the Académie’s history and legacy. The Académie Royale assembled nearly all of the important French artists working at the time, maintained a virtual monopoly on teaching and exhibitions, enjoyed a priority in obtaining royal commissions, and deeply influenced the artistic landscape in France. Yet the institution remains little understood today: all commentary on it, during its existence and since its abolition, is based on prejudices, both favorable and critical, that have shaped the way the institution has been appraised. This book takes a different approach. Rather than judging the Académie Royale, Michel unravels existing critical discourse to consider the nuances and complexities of the academy’s history, reexamining its goals, the shifting power dynamics both within the institution and in the larger political landscape, and its relationship with other French academies and guilds.

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Item Number: 147880
Title: Masterpieces. Based on a manuscript by Mario Modestini
Author: Modestini, Dianne Dwyer
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9788879234504
Record created on 01/12/2018
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Description: Fiesole: Cadmo, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 520pp. illus. Contents: Chapter 1: Early Years - The Spanish Flu - The Rome of Mario's Childhood The Rise of Fascism - Via Margutta. Chapter 2: From Art Student to Art Restorer - Art School - Political Changes and Becoming a Restorer - The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Fascism and the Arts. Chapter 3: The Rospigliosi Collection - The Rospigliosi Sales (1931 and 1932). Chapter 4: Caveat Emptor - Icilio Federico Joni - Giuseppe Latini - Teodoro Riccardi - Elena Gobbi's - The Getty Kouros and Armando Pacifici - An Accidental Forgery - Giosi, Pulvirenti and the Musketeer - Pietro Toesca, Forgeries, and Expertises. Chapter 5: The Istituto Centrale per il Restauro - Cesare Brandi and Mauro Pellicioli - A Brief History of Italian Restoration - Chapter 6: War: Rome, Open City - Via del Babuino - The Bombing of Rome - The German Occupation - The Roman Jews - A Narrow Escape. Chapter 7: After the War: Transitions - Pietro Maria Bardi and the Studio d'Arte Palma - Palma Bucarelli - Riccardo Gualino - London, 1945 - Cesare Zavattini - Ischia. Chapter 8: The Florentine Connection - Gualtiero Volterra - Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi - Sandrino Contini Bonacossi - Roberto Longhi - Bernard Berenson. Chapter 9: Barone Michele Lazzaroni - Giuliano de' Medici. Chapter 10: Assis Chateaubriand and São Paulo - São Paulo - Acquisitions for Brazil. Chapter 11: Welcome to America - Samuel Henry Kress - The Restorer and the Count - Samuel Kress's Decline and Pichetto's Sudden Death. Chapter 12: Carnegie Hall and Huckleberry Hill (1952-1961) - Renzo Ravà - Carnegie Hall - Huckleberry Hill. Chapter 13: New York, New York - Federico Zeri - The Fire in the Studio. Chapter 14: Samuel Kress and the National Gallery of Art - Andrew Mellon: The Philanthropist - David Finley: The Director - John Walker: The Curator. Chapter 15: The Regional Gallery Program - The Philadelphia Gift and Alfred Frankfurter Masterworks for the Regional Galleries - Framing the Kress Collection - The Scientist and the Restorer. Chapter 16: The Art of Acquisition - The Early Fifties - Count Vittorio Cini - French & Company - Carpe diem: Grünewald and Jacques-Louis David's Napoleon in His Study - Serendipity and Chance: Marchesa Doria Spinola, Doge Andrea Gritti. Chapter 17: The Last Picture Sale - Sandrino's Disappearance - The Death of Sandrino. Chapter 18: Missed Opportunities - The Ruspoli Goyas - Goya's Painting Technique - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: Saint John the Baptist - The Barberini Tapestries and Bernini. Chapter 19: Endings - The National Gallery Opening and the End of Kress's Original Mission. Chapter 20: New Clients and Friends - Mario's Studio - William Suhr - Rudolf Heinemann and Baron Heinrich von Thyssen - Geoffrey Agnew - Eugene V. Thaw and Giovanni di Paolo - Julius Weitzner and Canaletto - Harold Wethey - John Brealey and the Metropolitan Museum - Mario's Revenge. Chapter 21: Notable Restorations - Giorgione - El Greco's Antonello da Messina - The Kress Ghirlandaio - Rubens's Self-Portrait. Chapter 22: A Few More Forgeries. Chapter 23: Misattributions, Studio Replicas, and Repainted Originals - Unrecognized Originals: A Claude Lorrain and Others - Optimistic Attributions: Raphael's - Primary Versions and Studio Replicas: Lorenzo Lotto - Repainted Originals: A Lazzaroni Botticelli - Norton Simon's Botticelli - Reflections on the Art of Restoration - Retouching Controversies: Alfio Del Serra. Chapter 24: Cleaning and Controversies - The National Gallery of Art - The Sistine Chapel. Chapter 25: Please Do Not Varnish This Painting - "Crimes Against the Cubists" - Van Gogh's Irises - Au Lapin Agile. Chapter 26: Retirement - Troghi - "Senza Fine" - New York. Epilogue: The Salvator Mundi. Appendices - Appendix 1: Technical Matters and Essential Principles - Tempera Painting - Oil Painting. Appendix 2: Restoration Practices - Varnishes - Cradling - Transfer - Additional Notes on Cleaning.
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