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New titles week of 08/20/18: Found 12 titles

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

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

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Item Number: 147056
Title: Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship
Author: Busiakiewicz, Adam (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781910787779
Record created on 10/18/17
Description: London: Unicorn, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: An exhibition which celebrates eighty years of conservation work by The Georgian Group aims to transport the visitor into a world of craftsmanship, beauty and design. Gathering together an eclectic selection of traditional ‘Georgian’ crafts practised in the 21st century, objects range from silk wallpaper and chandeliers to carved stone sculptures and ceiling designs. Founded in 1936, the Georgian Group is a conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Item Number: 149433
Title: Gems in the Early Modern World : Materials, Knowledge and Global Trade, 1450-1800
Author: Bycrost, Michael ; Sven Dupre (eds)
Price: $119.99
ISBN: 9783319963785
Record created on 08/17/18
Available November 2018, further details forthcoming
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Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 337pp., 35 color illus.

Summary: This edited collection is an interdisciplinary study of gems in the early modern world. It examines the relations between the art, science, and technology of gems, and it does so against the backdrop of an expanding global trade in gems. The eleven chapters are organised into three parts. The first part sets the scene by describing how gems moved around the early modern world, how they were set in motion, and how they were pulled together in the course of their travels. The second part is about value. It asks why people valued gems, how they determined the value of a given gem, and how the value of a gem was connected to its perceived place of origin. The third part deals with the skills involved in cutting, polishing, and mounting gems, and how these skills were transmitted and articulated by artisans. The common themes of all these chapters are materials, knowledge and global trade. The contributors to this volume focus on the material properties of gems such as their weight and hardness, on the knowledge involved in exchanging them and valuing them, and on the cultural consequences of the expanding trade in gems in Eurasia and the Americas. (Europe's Asian Centuries)

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Item Number: 148809
Title: Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology
Author: Janevski, Ana ; Roxana Marcocci (eds)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781633450646
Record created on 04/29/18
Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 408pp., 58 illus., 8 color.

Summary: This latest volume of MoMA's Primary Documents reflects on the effects that communism's disintegration across Central and Eastern Europe—including the Soviet Union's fifteen republics—had on the art practices, criticism, and cultural production of the following decades. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the ripple effects felt over the following years from Bucharest to Prague to Moscow demarcate a significant moment when artists were able to publicly reassess their histories and question the opposition between the former East and the former West. Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe takes the pivotal political changes between 1989 and 1991 as its departure point to reflect on the effects that communism's disintegration across Central and Eastern Europe—including the Soviet Union's fifteen republics—had on the art practices, criticism, and cultural production of the following decades. This book presents a selection of the period's key voices that have introduced recent critical perspectives. Particular attention is given to the research and viewpoints of a new generation of artists, scholars, and curators who have advanced fresh critical perspectives and who are rewriting their own histories. Their examination of artistic practices and systems of cultural production proposes distinct outlooks for acting in the contemporary world while simultaneously rethinking the significance of the socialist legacy on art today. Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe is an indispensable volume on modern and contemporary art and theory from the region. (MoMA Primary Documents)

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Item Number: 148357
Title: LAURIE LEWIS : Portraits
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Price: $52.95
ISBN: 9781911604082
Record created on 03/15/18
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 100 images.

Summary: A strong portrait cannot be summed up through style or aesthetic judgement, nor by light, shadow or even emotion. A great portrait can only be defined by something deeper. Portraits, by Laurie Lewis, is a collection of one hundred of Lewis’s best, taken during his career as a photojournalist for The Independent. Lewis connects with his sitters, so their world, their reality, is reflected back to the viewer through the image. Lewis’s job frequently required him to make portraits within minutes of meeting his subjects, commissioned to accompany features in newspapers and magazines around the world. Despite being granted only minutes to shoot, he always made a connection. To take but one example: a session with Isaiah Berlin, originally limited to ten minutes, found them still in conversation five hours later. The portraits in this collection include notables from many walks of life, from Buzz Aldrin, Annie Lennox, and David Bowie to Julie Christie, Harold Pinter, Whitney Houston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the Beatles.

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Item Number: 149346
Title: Regards sur les Primitifs : Melanges en l'Honneur de Dominique Thiebaut
Author: Martinez, Jean-Luc (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9782754114714
Record created on 07/24/18
Description: Paris: Editions Hazan / Louvre Editions, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., 130 illus.

Contents: G. Agosti, Per Alberto Graziani ; A. Angelini, Sulla presenza di Barthelemy d'Eyck a Firenze - Continuazione di una conversazione con Dominique ; F. Avril, Un manuscrit pour une rine - La Chapelet de virginite de Jeanne de Laval ; R. Bartalini, La preistoria di Simone Martini, Un altro tassello ; T. Bohl, Giovanni di Paolo, fantastichetto! L'art de combiner les modeles, entre Sienne et Florence ; L. Cavazzini / A. Galli, Cristoforo Mantegazza a Merano ; K. Christiansen, Giovanni da Milano - Sight, Touch, and Saint Augustine ; A. De Marchi, Parerga angelichiani, per I pilieri della Depozisione Strozzi ; C. Dury, Heures italiennes, suites - Trois panneaux florentins decouverts a Machemont ; A. Galansino, Rinascimento elettronico ; M. Gianeselli, L'Adoration des Mages de Cosimo Rosselli, Une Epiphanie a Bayeux ; M. Bruggen Israels, An Annuciate Angel by Pietro Orioli and its History from the Piccolomini in Basciano to Joseph Lucas in Fiesole ; L. Kanter, Pietro or Polito del Donzello? ; P. Lorentz, La grandeur des Bourbons - Le triptyque de la Vierge glorieuse, retable du maitre-autel de la collegiale Notre-Dame de Moulins par Jean Hey (1498) ; E. Mognetti, Quelques emprunts ponctuels au Maitre des Anges rebelles dans la miniature francaise de la premiere moitie du XVe siecle ; E. Ravaud, Le Calvaire avec un moine chartreux de Jean de Beaumetz, Entre examen scientifique et documents d'archives ; N. Rowley, A la recherche de Fouquet en Italie ; J. Stoppa, Zanetto Bugatto a colori ; C. Brandon Strehlke, Niccola Tacchinardi, Tenor du bel canto, scenographe et collectionneur d'art ; A. Gobert, Bibliographie de Dominique Thiebaut.

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Item Number: 149431
Title: New Southern Photography : Images of the Twenty-First Century American South
Author: McCabe, Richard (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781608011643
Record created on 08/17/18
Available October 2018
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Description: New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.

Summary: New Southern Photography highlights the exciting and diverse breadth of photography being practiced in the American South today from twenty-five emerging, mid-career, and established photographers. This catalogue, produced in conjunction with the exhibit debuted at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the fall of 2018, explores the role photography plays in formulating the visual iconography of the modern New South and regional identity in an interconnected and global world. Themes and ideas addressed include: memory, the experience of place in the American South, cultural mythology and reality, deep familial connections to the land, the tension between the past and present, and the transitory nature of change in the New South.

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Item Number: 149435
Title: Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Author: Montesano, Marina
Price: $84.99
ISBN: 9783319920771
Record created on 08/17/18
Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 278pp., 3 color illus.

Summary: This book explores the relationships between ancient witchcraft and its modern incarnation, and by doing so fills an important gap in the historiography. It is often noted that stories of witchcraft circulated in Greek and Latin classical texts, and that treatises dealing with witch-beliefs referenced them. Still, the role of humanistic culture and classical revival in the developing of the witch-hunts has not yet been fully researched. Marina Montesano examines Greek and Latin literature, revealing how particular features of ancient striges were carried into the Late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the fifteenth century, when early Italian trials recall the myth of the strix common in ancient Latin sources and in popular memory. The final chapter also serves as a conclusion, to show how in Renaissance Italy and beyond, classical accounts of witchcraft ceased to be just stories, as they had formerly been, and were instead used to attest to the reality of witches’ powers.

Contents: Prototypes- Magic and Witchcraft in Greece ; The Witch as a Woman: Tales of Magic in Rome ; Maleficia: From Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages ; 'A Company That Go the Course' ; 'Let's Send Up Some Incense to the Lord!' ; The Italian Quattrocento ; 'Twelve Thousand Circes'. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

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Item Number: 149434
Title: Exhibiting the Nazi Past : Museum Objects Between the Material and the Immateria
Author: Paver, Chloe
Price: $84.99
ISBN: 9783319770833
Record created on 08/17/18
Available October 2018
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Description: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 302pp., 16 color illus.

Summary: This book is the first full-length study of the museum object as a memory medium in history exhibitions about the Nazi era, the Second World War, and the Holocaust. Over recent decades, German and Austrian exhibition-makers have engaged in significant programmes of object collection, often in collaboration with witnesses and descendants. At the same time, exhibition-makers have come to recognise the degree to which the National Socialist era was experienced materially, through the loss, acquisition, imposition, destruction, and re-purposing of objects. In the decades after 1945, encounters with material culture from the Nazi past continued, both within the family and in the public sphere. In analysing how these material engagements are explored in the museum, the book not only illuminates a key aspect of German and Austrian cultural memory but contributes to wider debates about relationships between the human and object worlds. (The Holocaust and its Contexts)

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Item Number: 149097
Title: Nel segno di Leonardo : La Tavola Doria. Dagli Uffizi al Castello di Poppi
Author: Piroci Branciaroli, Alberta (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788859618874
Record created on 06/11/18
Description: Firenze: Polistampa, 2018. 31cm., pbk., 184pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Castello di Poppi, Arezzo.

Summary: La Tavola Doria raffigura un episodio della Battaglia di Anghiari, ideato da Leonardo da Vinci per la decorazione della Sala del Maggior Consiglio nel Palazzo della Signoria, commissionata dalla Repubblica fiorentina nel 1503. L’affresco non fu mai portato a termine, ma rimase in parte visibile fino a quando, nel 1555, Giorgio Vasari fu incaricato da Cosimo I de’ Medici di rinnovare tutta la decorazione della sala. La memoria dell’invenzione di Leonardo fu tramandata da vari maestri attraverso incisioni, disegni, dipinti. Nel volume si offre un’importante contributo scientifico alla complessa vicenda attributiva della Tavola, nella quale il professor Alexander Louis Waldman dell’Università di Austin (Texas) riconosce la mano di Francesco Morandini detto il Poppi, pittore allievo di Giorgio Vasari che operò nella seconda metà del Cinquecento.

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Item Number: 149432
Title: Sun, Shadows, Stone : The Photography of TERRY TOEDTEMEIER
Author: Dolan, Julia (et al)
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780924335457
Record created on 08/17/18
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Description: Tacoma: Tacoma Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 136pp. illus.

Summary: Photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008) began his career in the 1970s with extensive photographic experiments to capture his close circle of friends and colleagues. Largely self-taught, he began to attract wider critical attention with his landscape images, initially snapshots from his moving car and later exquisite compositions influenced by his deep understanding of both historical and contemporary photography traditions of the American West. His haunting photographs often focused on the Oregon desert and coastline, and magnificent basalt formations of the Pacific Northwest. Sun, Shadows, Stone is the first scholarly monograph of the photography of Terry Toedtemeier. His photographs were featured in the nationally traveling exhibition Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan and are in the collections of many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Item Number: 149324
Title: Starry Night: VAN GOGH at the Asylum
Author: Bailey, Martin
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780711239203
Record created on 07/19/18
Description: London: White Lion, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus.

Summary: Starry Night is a fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy. Despite the challenges of ill health and asylum life, Van Gogh continued to produce a series of masterpieces – cypresses, wheatfields, olive groves and sunsets. He wrote very little about the asylum in letters to his brother Theo, so this book sets out to give an impression of daily life behind the walls of the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and looks at Van Gogh through fresh eyes, with newly discovered material.

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New titles week of 08/20/18: Found 12 titles


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