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New titles week of 10/15/18: Found 83 titles
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Item Number: 149617
Title: TERRY ADKINS : Infinity Is Always Less Than One
Author: Moreno, Gean ; Alex Gartenfeld
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780996690638
Record created on 10/13/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Miami: Institute of Contemporary Art (distr.) Duke University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 200pp., 135 color illus. Exhibition held at ICA Miami.

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

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

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

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Item Number: 149627
Title: I filosofi antichi nell'arte italiana del Seicento : Stile, iconografia, contesti
Author: Albl, Stefan ; Francesco Lofano (eds)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788875752811
Record created on 10/16/18
Description: Roma: Artemide, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 412pp. illus. Papers presented at the symposium "L’iconografia dei filosofi antichi nell’arte del Seicento in Italia," (Roma, Istituto Storico Austriaco, 20 gennaio 2017).

Contents: Socrates Modern, Irving Lavin ; La rinascita dei filosofi antichi nel Seicento, Stefan Albl ; L'ekfrasis di Socrate tra letteratura e pittura, Andrea Battistini ; "Io cercherò o, amici, di lodare così: per immagini" - Rappresentazioni socratiche tra Cinque e Seicento, Daniela Caracciolo ; Le vin de Démocrite. Sur un tableau de Jan van Bijlert, Stéphane Toussaint ; L'Epicuro di Agostino Scilla, un'iconografia inedita per la filosofia neoterica, Floriana Giallombardo ; La Morte di Cicerone di Francois Perrier - indagini sull'iconografia secen- tesca, Stefania Macioce ; Cinque ritratti di filosofi greci antichi di Domenico Fetti, Raffaella Morselli ; La collezione del duca d'Alcalá. I Filosofi di Jusepe de Ribera e la raccolta di antichità, Francesco Lofano ; "Tredici filosofi antichi" nelle collezioni del cardinale Camillo Massimo e del marchese del Carpio e l'Album Carpio, Brigitte Kuhn-Forte ; L'iconografia dei filosofi antichi nelle scelte pittoriche della Genova ba rocca - spunti e considerazioni, Anna Manzitti ; 'Homo Ridens' - L'iconografia democritea nella ritrattistica teatrale del Seicento, Teresa Megale ; "Unti e bisunti, stracciati, sciatti". Filosofi e anticonformismo nella pittura del Seicento in Italia, Dalma Frascarelli ; Il ciclo dei medici nella farmacia del Collegio Romano. Struttura e iconografia, Giulia Iseppi ; I filosofi della natura. Gli eremiti nei dipinti di Salvator Rosa e Gaspard Dughet, Camilla S. Fiore ; Considerazioni sui filosofi nell'opera di Salvator Rosa e un inedito ritratto di giovane uomo vestito all'orientale, Caterina Volpi ; "per antipatia ch'have la filosofia di serrarsi ne' palazzo de' ricchi". Salvator Rosa and the quest for ennobled prices, Christopher R. Marshall ; Oreste Ferrari e i suoi filosofi antichi di Luca Giordano, Stefan Albl.

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Item Number: 149044
Title: ANTONELLO DA MESSINA
Author: Villa, Giovanni C.F
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788857238982
Record created on 05/30/18
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 336pp., 120 color plates. Exhibition held at Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo. English text.

Summary: Antonello da Messina (ca. 1430-1479) was one of the most groundbreaking and influential painters of the Quattrocento. No other Italian artist of the fifteenth-century responded in such a direct fashion to the great masters of Bruges and Brussels (including use of their oil technique), to the brilliant Provencal painters, and to the established giants of Italian art, such as Piero della Francesca and Mantegna. In so doing he created unique images with a harmonious and geometrical clarity, yet included exquisite descriptive passages. Although Antonello worked primarily in Sicily, his travels to Naples and Venice were influential to the development of his style, and where he in turn had an enormous impact on painting.

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Item Number: 149631
Title: Jenseits des disegno : Die Entstehung selbständiger Zeichnungen in Deutschland und Italien im 15. Und 16. Jahrhundert
Author: Bohde, Daniela ; Alessandro Nova (eds)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9783731904595
Record created on 10/17/18
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 360pp., 161 color illus.

Contents - Daniela Bohde und Alessandro Nova, Selbstständige Zeichnungen - Begriffe, Funktionen, Perspektiven || Iris Brahms, Nehmt zv Dank - Emanzipationsprozesse der Handzeichnung vor 1500 in Nord und Süd || Claudia Steinhardt-Hirsch, Pellegrini Pensieri - Paolo Veroneses Helldunkelzeichnungen || Britta Dümpelmann, Invention und Ausführung - Albrecht Dürers Kalvarienberg und die Entwürfe für die Fugger-Epitaphien in medialen Transferprozessen || Magdalena Bushart, Druckgraphik-Derivate - Albrecht Altdorfers Helldunkelzeichnungen || Catherine Whistler, Disegno a stampa, disegno a mano and the development of the independent landscape drawing in Renaissance Venice || Caroline O. Fowler, The Currency of Prints and Drawings in the Sixteenth Century || Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert, Gemalte Zeichnung oder gezeichnetes Gemälde? Überlegungen zu den Gattungsgrenzen um 1600 || Maike Christadler, Kluge und törichte Jungfrauen - Bedeutungsproduktion zwischen Druckgraphik und Zeichnung in Arbeiten Niklaus Manuel Deutschs || Marzia Faietti, Allegorie su carta - I disegni indipendenti di Andrea Mantegna e Francesco Francia || Karolina Zgraja, Zur Portraitzeichnung in Venedig und Oberitalien am Übergang vom Quattro- zum Cinquecento || Lisa Jordan, Guercinos Landschaftszeichnung, Ein Gedankenstreifzug || Friederike Weis, Autonome Bilder? Persische Zeichnungen mit figürlichen Motiven aus dem 15. Jahrhundert || Christien Melzer, Die Inventare schweigen - Zeichnungen im Kontext frühneuzeitlicher Sammlungen || Christopher S. Wood, Landscapes by Wolf Huber and Domenico Campagnola, invented, copied, and replicated || Henrike Haug, Questa scarpa serve p(er) bocale - Giulio Romanos Zeichnungen von Goldschmiedearbeiten als Möglichkeit, Vorlage und Sammlungsobjekt.

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Item Number: 149618
Title: SEBASTIEN BOURDON, peintre protestant ?
Author: Imbert, Anne ; Philippe Luez
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9782711870721
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2018. 25cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition held at Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux

Summary: Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne, dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Bourdon est un des rares artistes réformés à être présenté comme tel, dès la fin du XVIIe siècle, et plus encore au cours du XIXe siècle dans une vision d’antagonisme voire d’affrontement plus conforme au contexte des années qui précèdent la révocation de l’édit de Nantes. Pourtant la période d’apaisement qui suit l’édit de grâce de Nîmes (1629) permit l’épanouissement d’une importante colonie d’artistes réformés à Paris. Forts d’une tradition picturale en plein essor depuis le XVIe siècle dans les communautés luthériennes d’Europe du Nord, natures mortes, scènes de genre ou portraits, mais soucieux de pouvoir bénéficier des importantes commandes religieuses, nombreux furent ces artistes protestants qui exécutèrent d’importantes commandes pour les églises parisiennes ou les oratoires privés.

Comme tous ses coreligionnaires, Sébastien Bourdon se plie aux exigences de commanditaires catholiques afin de poursuivre en France une carrière conforme à son talent et à ses aspirations. Au sein d’une abondante production, la suite des Oeuvres de miséricorde constitue un ensemble à part qui permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux d’une représentation religieuse pour un artiste calviniste comme Sébastien Bourdon. A travers sept scènes tirée de l’Ancien Testament, Sébastien Bourdon fonde une série ambitieuse aujourd’hui trop méconnue, qu’il peignit et grava lui-même. Ces oeuvres de miséricorde, comme de trop nombreuses oeuvres de Bourdon, ont connu un destin difficile. Sans avoir été détruites comme la décoration de l’Hotel de Bretonvilliers, que Bernin lui-même admira, les sept tableaux passèrent rapidement en Grande-Bretagne où l’art de Bourdon était particulièrement apprécié, en témoigne le nombre de ses ouvrages encore présents dans les collections britanniques. Achetées par John Ringling pour son musée de Sarasota, ils étaient réputés ruinés et l’intérêt se concentra sur les gravures dont la réputation avait, elle, traversé les siècles. Cette suite de sept planches, gravées par l’artiste, constituent à elles seules une seconde création. Leur étude permet de comprendre le sens de la série à la fois testament artistique du recteur de l’académie royale de peinture dans un hommage revendiqué à Nicolas Poussin, testament spirituel d’un croyant profondément attaché à son église et quête d’un protecteur pour la communauté réformée française en la personne de Colbert au moment où Louis XIV prend les premières mesures contre la religion prétendue réformée.

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Item Number: 148483
Title: ADRIAEN BROUWER : Master of Emotions: Between Rembrandt and Rubens
Author: Lichtert, Katrien (ed)
Price: $43.50
ISBN: 9789463726207
Record created on 03/22/18
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 249m., hardcover, 223pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at MOU Museum, Oudenaarde. English text

Contents: G. van Kerkhoven, "Ick hoop nog meer" (I hope for more) ; K. Lictert, A painter without precedent ; K. de Clippel / F. Vermeylen, Adriaen Brouwe, mobility and artistic innovation ; A. Jager (et al), "Natif d'Audenaerde"? New insights into the origins of Adriaen Brouwer and his life in the northern Netherlands ; A. van Dongen, Adriaen Brouwer's props - everyday objects as models for painters ; K. Lichtert, Adriaen Brouwer, the new Bruegel ; K. Lichtert, Adriaen Brouwer, Master of emotions ; A.L. van Bruaene, "Rederijker, kannenkijer" - Adriaen Brouwer and rhetorical culture in the Northern and Southern Netherlands ; A. Eaker, Brower's unruly portraits ; C. Atkins, The painter's painter ; E. Kolfin, 'The scum of the earth for the flower of the nation' - Adriaen Brouwer and his public in the Netherlands of the 17th century ; Exhibition catalogue ; Overview of the exhibited works.

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Item Number: 148054
Title: DOMENICO BRUCCIANI and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Author: Wade, Rebecca
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501332197
Record created on 02/07/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 70 b&w illus.

Summary: Born near the Tuscan province of Lucca in 1814, Domenico Brucciani became the most important and prolific maker of plaster casts in nineteenth-century Britain. This first substantive study shows how he and his business used public exhibitions, emerging museum culture and the nationalisation of art education to monopolise the market for reproductions of classical and contemporary sculpture. Based in Covent Garden in London, Brucciani built a network of fellow Italian émigré formatori and collaborated with other makers of facsimiles including Elkington the electrotype manufacturers, Copeland the makers of Parian ware and Benjamin Cheverton with his sculpture reducing machine. Brucciani's plaster casts from the antique survive in collections from North America to New Zealand, but the extraordinary breadth of his practice-making death masks of the famous and infamous, producing pioneering casts of anatomical, botanical and fossil specimens and decorating dance halls and theatres across Britain-is revealed here for the first time. By making unprecedented use of the nineteenth-century periodical press and dispersed archival sources, Domenico Brucciani and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain establishes the significance of Brucciani's sculptural practice to the visual and material cultures of Victorian Britain and beyond.

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Item Number: 146453
Title: Photography Reframed : New Visions in Contemporary Photographic Culture
Author: Burbridge, Ben ; Annebella Pollen (eds)
Price: $90.00
ISBN: 9781784538828
Record created on 08/11/17
Description: London: IB Tauris, 2018. 22cm., hardcover, 288pp., 40 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Technology and Interaction: Penelope Umbrico's TVs from Craigslist, Duncan Wooldridge. 2. Post-representational Photography, or the Grin of Schrödinger's Cat, Daniel Rubinstein. 3. Archival Measures: Photography Collections in a New Media Age,Tina Di Carlo. 4. The Grain of Ephemera/Event: Thinking Digital Archive through Photography, Sen Uesaki and Jelena Stojkovic. 5. Tomorrow's Headlines Are Today's Fish and Chip Papers: Some Thoughts on 'Response-ability'. David Campany interviewed by Duncan Wooldridge. 6. Popular Photographic Cultures in Photography Studies, Gil Pasternak. 7. The Photographer as Reader: The Aspirational Amateur in the Photo-Magazines, Peter Buse. 8. Mrs Wagner's Aspirations: The Album as Monument, Martha Langford. 9. When is a Cliché not a Cliché?: Reconsidering Mass-produced Sunsets, Annebella Pollen. 10. The Shirt Off His Back: Male Torsos on Display in Contemporary Visual Culture, Marvin Heiferman. 11. The Politics of Amateurism in Online Pornography, Feona Attwood. 12 What a Body Can Do: From the Frenzy of the Communicative to the Visual Bond, Francis Summers. 13. Hating Habermas: On Exhibitionism, Shame and Life on the Actually Existing Internet, Theresa M. Senft. 14. Paradise Lost: Exhibitionism and the Work of Nan Goldin, Ben Burbridge. 15. The Déjà Vu of September 11: An Essay on Inter-iconicity, Clément Chéroux. 16. Facing War: Photography and Humanism, Iain Boal and Julian Stallabrass. 17. War Primers, David Evans. 18. Immigration Photography in Italy, Andrea Pogliano. 19. Landscape Photography's 'New Humanism', Chad Elias. 20. Dead End Streets: Photography, Protest and Social Control, David Hoffman. 21. Escaping the Panopticon, Pauline Hadaway. 22 'You Don't Even Represent Us': Picturing the Moscow Protests, Aglaya Glebova. 23. Occupy the Image, Liam Devlin. 24. The Becoming-Photographer in Technoculture, Sarah Kember. Closing Reflections, Ronnie Close, Catherine Grant, Sarah E. James and Sandra Plummer. Afterword, Charlotte Cotton.

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Item Number: 148609
Title: FREDERIC CHURCH's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture
Author: Rosenbaum, Julia B. ; Karen Zukowski (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780847863112
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Frederic Church, the leader of the much-loved group of artists known as the Hudson River School, made his name as a painter of monumental landscapes in the mid-1800s, helping to develop our vision of landscape and shaping the cultural identity of America. He applied his artistic talent to the house and property that he named Olana, known today as Olana State Historic Site and located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. The 250-acre naturalistic landscape surrounding the house is a work of art in itself, and the magnificent views beyond Olana were an essential part of Church's composition, which he carefully designed with an artist's eye to the property's 360-degree views of neighboring hills, valleys, the Hudson River, and distant mountains. Church was an observer of the cosmos, and Olana, set in the center of the Hudson River Valley, was his laboratory of observation of all of nature. Spectacular photography by Larry Lederman of Olana, its landscape and house, inside and out, illustrates one of Church's greatest works of art. The images, many taken especially for this book, have been shot in all seasons and all weather, and include panoramic and aerial views, sunsets, detail shots of both the house and landscape, as well as interior views of the house. Essays will delve into Church and his inspirations and motivations, illuminating not only the estate he built but also his work as an artist.

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Item Number: 148124
Title: HENRY N. COBB : Words & Works: 1948-2018
Author: Cobb, Henry N
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781580935142
Record created on 02/15/18
Description: New York: Monacelli Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 548pp., 275 images.

Summary: As a builder, teacher, and mentor, Henry N. Cobb has been one of the most eloquent voices in architecture for well over half a century. A founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, where he has worked actively and continuously since its inception in 1955, his practice encompasses a wide variety of building types, with works and projects across the world that resound in the public imagination and have garnered awards for design excellence. Cobb's sensitivity to place and use generate suprising and unparalleled forms in educational and civic buildings--such as the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and Palazzo Lombardia in Milan--or in corporate and commercial projects, such as the John Hancock Tower in Boston, Fountain Place Tower in Dallas, Tour EDF at La Défense in Paris, and Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at One Dalton, now under construction in Boston. Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works: 1948-2018 is his first book, uniquely combining poetic analyses of his distinguished works with essays, interviews, and transcripts of lectures and convenings that cover the gamut of topics about architecture's past, present, and future. A longtime educator--and chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1980 to 1985--Cobb takes up his extensive subject matter in a characteristically thoughtful and engaging manner. The book is packaged as a gem; a modest, portable trim size that harks back to the classic Library of America series. To anyone interested in the development of American architecture in its transition from modernism to postmodernism and into the era of high-tech starchitecture, there are a number of treasures here to discover. Henry N. Cobb is a landmark survey--in works and words--of one of the great architects of our time.

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Item Number: 149633
Title: VIVIANO CODAZZI e Filippo Lauri : The Bernini Arsenale of Civitavecchia
Author: Leone, Francesco
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788897633112
Record created on 10/17/18
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Description: Firenze-Roma: Alessandra Di Castro-Art&Libri, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 40pp. illus. English text.

Summary: The painting was commissioned by a member of the Chigi Family to celebrate the new Arsenal of Civitavecchia built by Gianlorenzo Bernini between 1660-1663 under direct patronage of Pope Alexander VII Chigi. The Arsenal was destroyed in 1944 during the Second World War.

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Item Number: 149616
Title: Villa Rufina Falconieri a Frascati : Il giardino
Author: Cogotti, Marina
Price: $68.95
ISBN: 9788849236415
Record created on 10/12/18
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., illus.

Summary: Contenuto: Da sempre oggetto di ammirazione e di studio, lo straordinario sistema di residenze nobiliari note come Ville Tuscolane non sono state mai indagate dalla particolare prospettiva dei loro giardini. Eppure, proprio nell'armonia compositiva tra volumetrie edificate e contesto ambientale, frutto di una sapiente rimodellazione del paesaggio naturale, risiede il fascino più evidente di questi complessi, ammirati ed imitati fin dall'epoca della loro costruzione. Il volume ripercorre la lunga vicenda della Villa Rufina Falconieri, prima ad essere edificata nell'ambito della ricostruzione di Frascati promossa da Paolo III, seguendone le fasi costruttive e il lungo periodo di appartenenza alla famiglia Falconieri, fino agli anni più recenti. La narrazione si dipana con lo sguardo rivolto al giardino, creazione quanto mai fragile e dinamica, la prima a subire gli esiti delle fortune e delle difficoltà legate ai proprietari avvicendatisi nel tempo, mettendone in risalto anche la funzione di tenuta agricola sempre presente, e con pari dignità, rispetto al ruolo di villa di delizia. Il volume si avvale di un ampio corredo iconografico, arricchito dal rilievo e dalla campagna fotografica originale che completano il ritratto di questo giardino tuscolano; sfogliando le pagine si potrà cogliere l'eco del fascino che, ancora oggi, alcuni angoli del giardino come il misterioso laghetto dei cipressi hanno esercitato su schiere di disegnatori e artisti. Un interesse che, contribuendo a mantenere alta la notorietà di questa villa, continua a rappresentare il primo presidio per la tutela e la conservazione di questa meraviglia.

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Item Number: 149620
Title: Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale
Author: D'Onofrio, Mario ; Manuela Gianandrea (eds)
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9788885795068
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 608pp., 590 illus.

Summary: Il presente volume si compone degli Atti del convegno internazionale di studi su Gaeta medievale e la sua cattedrale promosso a seguito dei restauri che sono stati condotti di recente sugli edifici religiosi più rappresentativi del Medioevo e non solo. Ne emerge un’immagine inedita e suggestiva della città storica situata ai confini del Patrimonio della Chiesa e del Regno, una città tendenzialmente aperta alle molteplici sollecitazioni culturali diffuse nel bacino del Mediterraneo. In virtù delle conoscenze acquisite, frutto di capillari e proficue indagini, il volume tende non solo a porre sotto nuova luce il ricco patrimonio artistico e monumentale di cui Gaeta è dotata, ma di riflesso vuole soprattutto contribuire a restituire alla città l’antico splendore che cause esterne sembravano averle offuscato. (Medioevo mediterraneo, 1)

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Item Number: 148469
Title: Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
Author: Davoli, Silvia
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9781785511806
Record created on 03/22/18
Description: London: Scala, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 112pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Strawberry Hill, a fantasy gothic revival castle, was conceived and built by the influential art historian and antiquarian Horace Walpole (1717-1797) with his art collection in mind. For a new exhibition opening in October 2018 many pieces from his collection, which was dispersed at auction in 1842, will be reunited for the first time and displayed in their original settings within the castle. This beautifully illustrated accompanying book will describe the complex relationship between the house and its works of art, and allow a deeper understanding of the context and processes of Walpole's collecting and its relationship to the house.

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Item Number: 149635
Title: Les Dames du Baroque : Femmes peintres dans l'Italie du XVIe et XVIIe siècle. De dames van de barok : Vrouwelijke schilders in het Italië van de 16de en 17de eeuw
Author: De Beir, Valentine ; Francesco Solinas ; Alain Tapie
Price: $59.50
ISBN: 9789461615022
Record created on 10/18/18
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 272pp., ca. 250 illus. Exhibition held at Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Gent. French-Dutch text.

Summary: (from the MSK website) - What was the role of women artists in Late Renaissance and Baroque Italy? How did they come into their own artistically in a male-dominated world? Such is the premise of the fall exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK). Featuring some fifty paintings, the exhibition sheds light on the critical role of women painters in Italy from 1550 to 1680. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), arguably the most famous female artist of 17th-century Italian art, figures prominently in the exhibition, which compares her work with that of her female contemporaries. The inclusion of decorative art objects from the period serve to contextualize the works of these women.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, women artists in Venice, Rome, Naples, and Bologna undeniably shared a common ground that earned them their own place in the Baroque aesthetics. These women chose to dedicate themselves to painting and, consequently, to compete with accomplished male artists and their studios. They were the daughters, sisters or wives of well-known artists, or in some cases nuns. Their works displayed a conceptual and formal coherence that formed a sharp contrast to the diverse styles of the period. By using bold treatements and brilliant pictorial devices, they circumvented - delicately when needed, forcefully if possible - the rules and practices imposed by the Counter-Reformation, a movement advocating a spiritual renewal within the Catholic Church.

In order to better understand Artemisia's work, we must refrain from over-interpreting certain events in her life, such as her rape as a young woman. In the past, her unique artistic position was at times too easily linked to these stories. The MSK exhibition will endeavour to qualify this perception by examining the conditions under which women artists of the Late Renaissance and Baroque lived and worked. Artemisia was far from the only woman to champion the cause of female painters. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625), Fede Galizia (1578-1630), Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670), as well as Orsola Maddalena Caccia (1596-1676), Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), Virginia da Vezzo (1601-1638) and Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665): according to the mores of the times, all these women had to make do with portraiture and allegorical paintings featuring fruit and flowers. However, they were quick to flout these restrictions, using the themes that were forced on them as powerful instruments: they displayed remarkable freedom in the face of the strict gender rules. The undeniable portraits and self-portraits behind their allegorical, mythological, and religious figures are imbued with an astonishing naturalistic presence. That same naturalism is to be found in their flower and fruit arrangements. These women transformed the traditional symbols of the transience of objects and of fertility into powerful instruments of defiance and opposition...

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Item Number: 149542
Title: L'Arte di vivere l'arte: Scritti in onore di Claudio Strinati
Author: di Loreto, Pietro (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788899680091
Record created on 09/17/18
Description: Roma-Foligno: Etgraphiae, Cartograf, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 480pp., 48pp. color plates.

Contents: Dal Palazzo Crescenzi al Panteón dell'Escorial: lo specchio della romanitas di G.B. Crescenzi, Marcello Fagiolo ; Michelangelo e il suo destino: dalla parte della Notte?, Cristina Acidini ; Agucchi, Dolcini and Ludovico Carracci's painting of saint Mary Magdalen, Stefan Albl ; A proposito di Carlo Saraceni: risultati, riflessioni, aggiunte, spunti, Emanuela Settimi, Maria Giulia Aurigemma ; Una favola d'amore per Jacopo Vignali, Francesca Baldassari ; Sebastiano senza Michelangelo e il Paragone, Costanza Barbieri ; L'iconografia rivoluzionaria delle sette opere di misericordia di Caravaggio, Maria Grazia Bernardini ; E il Caravaggio disse che "tanta manifattura gl'era à fare un quadro buono di fiori, ; come di figure", Giacomo Berra ; "La Felicità pubblica" - Annibale o Agostino Carracci?, Giuseppe Bertini ; Ottavio Ubaldini, Simon Vouet et une mosaïque de Giovanni Battista Calandra dans une église de Rome, Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée ; Una, due, tante Crocifissioni, da Cimabue a Bacon. Una leggenda …anche, Beatrice Buscaroli ; Ancora sulla "Sacra cintola" della Vergine (e su altre questioni mariane), Franco Cardini ; Per una rilettura iconografica del tema del suicidio di catone in Giovanni Battista Langetti, Pierluigi Carofano ; Un dipinto inedito di Orazio Samacchini, Sonia Cavicchioli ; "Risoluto e copioso, come quello che d'ogni cosa dipinse" - Cesare Baglione e un nuovo ciclo di affreschi, Maria Cristina Chiusa ; Una lettera inedita di Antonio Canova, i rapporti con Carrara e precisazioni sulla polimnia in trono, Marco Ciampolini ; Ottavio Leoni? giuditta con la testa di Oloferne - Roma, Collezione Lemme. Anna Coliva ; Un caso interessante- il cosiddetto "Maestro delle mele rosa" tra caravaggismo e vasi a grottesche - (con ricordi e novità), Alberto Cottino ; "tre salti" sulle orme di Caravaggio intorno a Palazzo Madama, Michele Cuppone ; Una copia del Bruto di Michelangelo in collezione Colonna a Roma, Silvia Danesi Squarzina ; L'istante della giustizia: la necessità dell'immagine, Michele Di Sivo ; il torchio mistico, anonimo pittore nordico (fiammingo?) fine secolo XVI, Andrea Emiliani ; il liutista di Ribera: un caso precoce di caravaggismo, Dinko Fabris ; Un busto di marmo raffigurante atropos attribuito a Guglielmo della Porta. Le influenze di Michelangelo e Leonardo, Antonio Forcellino ; La decorazione di Santa Maria delle Grazie a Roma all'inizio del Seicento, Maria Barbara Guerrieri Borsoi ; Caravaggio's cardsharps and Gypsies Travel to Britain, Helen Langdon ; Un archimede inedito del giovane Mattia Preti, Riccardo Lattuada ; Che cosa è oggi la cultura e come debbano chiamarsi gli uomini di cultura, Fabrizio Lemme ; Un ritratto di Pier Leone Ghezzi: uno sguardo veloce, Anna Lo Bianco ; Les peintres romains dans l'Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres de Dezallier d'Argenville (1745-1762), Stéphane Loire ; "e chi veste morel secreto sia" annotazioni sulla simbolica dei colori secondari nella trattatistica rinascimentale, Stefania Macioce ; Il nostro amico Claudio e il Professor Strinati, Valter e Paola Mainetti ; Il fascino della rovina, Valerio Massimo Manfredi ; Conversazione su Livio Agresti e compagni ad Amelia, Paola Mangia ; Indagini su Pietro Martire Alberti, protagonista della primitiva natura morta cremonese, Mario Marubbi ; Una guida di Roma moderna di Fabio Chigi, Giovanni Morello ; La cena del tradimento. Andrea del Sarto a San Salvi, Antonio Natali ; Caravaggio e il giovane, che sonava il lauto Wildenstein - un rivoluzionario "manifesto" pittorico per il partito musicale petrarchesco?, Emilio Negro ; La mitica teriaca, tra storia e leggende, Paolo Nucci Pagliaro ; I san seBastiano di Andrea del Sarto, Franco Paliaga ; Due dipinti di Juan Bautista Maino, Gianni Papi ; Considerazioni in margine a uno studio sulla trasfigurazione di Raffaello, Stefania Pasti ; Lorenzo De Caro interprete di Abele morto e Caino in fuga, Mario Alberto Pavone ; Francesco Rosa aspirante clone di Salvator Rosa. Due pale ritrovate e qualche novità, Francesco Petrucci ; Aggiunte a Luca Ferrari, Massimo Pirondini ; Giulio Lante e lo scandalo della madonna colonna di Raffaello a Berlino, Rita Randolfi ; Caravaggio, il problema del "Maestro della natura morta di Hartford" e il possibile ruolo dei siciliani Mario Minniti e Pietro d'Asaro, Nicosetta Roio ; Il bel mondo romano nei palchi del Teatro Apollo al tempo del giovane Verdi (1846-1847), Giancarlo Rostirolla ; Caravaggio ispirato. Il ruolo dei Lorena e l'annunciazione di Nancy nella Malta del 1608 - un capolavoro tra politica e religione, Keith Sciberras ; Cacciare con la letteratura. Luoghi, immagini, simboli, Gianni Venturi ; L'impresa pittorica del cardinal Baronio nella chiesa dei Santi Nereo e Achilleo - stato degli studi e ipotesi attributive, Alessandro Zuccari ; Un pensiero per Claudio, Rossella Vodret.

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Item Number: 149640
Title: Dessiner une renaissance : Dessins italiens du musée des beaux-arts et d'archeologie de Besancon
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Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836640010
Record created on 10/18/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 290pp., ca. 250 color illus.

Summary: À l'occasion de sa réouverture, le musée des beauxarts et d'archéologie de Besançon met à l'honneur son prestigieux cabinet d'arts graphiques. Au sein de cette collection, les dessins italiens forment un ensemble remarquable et cette exposition permet de présenter pour la première fois une sélection des plus belles feuilles de la Renaissance conservées au musée et de mener une étude renouvelée sur ce fonds. De la Florence des Médicis avec Bronzino à la Rome de la Contre-Réforme représentée par Annibale Carracci en passant par Mantoue (Giulio Romano), Parme (Parmigianino) et Venise (Tintoretto), cette manifestation invite le visiteur et le lecteur à un voyage de plus d'un siècle à travers la péninsule. À travers ces recherches et cette présentation, il s'agit de dessiner la renaissance d'une collection peu connue du public, mais aussi d'esquisser la Renaissance qui apparaît à travers les choix de Jean Gigoux qui a légué en 1894 au musée de Besançon près de trois mille dessins, parmi lesquels la grande majorité des feuilles italiennes.

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Item Number: 148428
Title: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World : Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings
Author: Ebbinghaus, Susanne (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780300237030
Record created on 03/20/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Harvard Art Museums, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 400pp., 335 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Vessels shaped as bulls, lions, birds, donkeys, and other animals were routinely used to pour and drink liquids at feasts throughout the ancient world. Bringing together animal-shaped vessels from the Mediterranean, the Near and Far East, and the Americas, this fascinating cross-cultural study is the first large-scale consideration of this phenomenon. Experts from around the world reveal how these entertaining, often extremely lifelike vessels functioned not only as feasting paraphernalia but also as ritual implements, symbols of social status, and objects of artistic exchange and experimentation. Taking up questions ranging from the mechanics of drinking from such unwieldy containers to considerations of what the preference for these shapes says about the nature of human-animal relationships, this book uses a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to offer a unique window onto the experiences of the individuals and communities who raised up these magnificent objects in pleasure and in praise.

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Item Number: 149561
Title: Lief en Leed : Realisme en fantasie in Nederlandse familiegroepen uit de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw
Author: Ekkart, Rudi ; Claire van den Donk
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789462621930
Record created on 09/21/18
Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 142 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. Dutch text with English summary.

Summary: Family portraits keep memories alive: of members of a family but also of their happy family life, their pride and affluence. They are visual calling cards. The wealthy families of the 17th and 18th century are presented in their Sunday best. But appearances can be deceptive. New research has shown that there is something going on with these portraits. They are often far from being realistic. Deceased persons are depicted as if they’re still living, or newborn infants are later added to an existing portrait. Sometimes family members are even removed from the portrait, because of a family dispute or because the composition was simply too crowded. At the request of their client, artists often proceed to ‘manipulate’ images. The portraits commemorate a loving family that no longer exists or remind family members of a beloved who has passed away. Just as we now hold onto a photo that keeps someone in our thoughts. Joys and Sorrow retrieves 45 family memories. We follow the course of life, with all its highs and lows. The most wonderful stories are revealed. Moving stories of great happiness and deep sadness, stories of the past but which are still so familiar to us now.

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Item Number: 149638
Title: Peindre à Bourges aux XVe - XVIe siècles
Author: Elsig, Frederic (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788836638802
Record created on 10/18/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 296pp., ca. 250 illus. Papers presented at a conference held 27-28 April 2018, Université de Genève.

Summary: Fondé sur le connoisseurship et amorcé à l'Université de Genève dès 2010, le programme Peindre en France à la Renaissance cherche à reconstruire la dynamique de la peinture produite dans le royaume de France aux XV e et XVI e siècles, en tenant compte de toutes les techniques impliquées par le métier du peintre. Il a déjà généré six volumes publiés aux éditions Silvana et qui forment collection. Les deux premiers (2011-2012) ont fixé le cadre méthodologique. Les suivants se focalisent, chacun, sur un important foyer artistique : Lyon (2014) ; Troyes (2015) ; Dijon (2016) ; Rouen (2017). Le septième volume de la série vise à reconstituer la peinture produite dans une ville qui, fréquentée régulièrement par la cour de France, sert de relais entre la plaque-tournante lyonnaise et l'axe ligérien : Bourges. Il couvre une période étendue du règne de Charles VI à celui de Henri IV, en abordant des personnalités telles que les frères Limbourg, Jean Colombe, Jacquelin de Montluçon, Jean Lécuyer ou encore Jean Boucher.

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Item Number: 149448
Title: Robots 1:1. The R. F. Collection. Rolf Fehlbaum
Author: Fehlbaum, Rolf
Price: $215.00
ISBN: 9783945852279
Record created on 08/24/18
Description: Weil: Vitra Design Museum, 2018. 45cm., hardcover, 276pp., 252 color illus.

Summary: This enormous volume explores the 148 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these figures of robots (and the occasional astronaut) have been carefully researched and compiled over the years by Rolf Fehlbaum, former Chairman of Vitra and founder of the Vitra Design Museum, who describes them as "small kinetic sculptures of great originality." Ever since the term's first appearance in Czech writer Karel Capek's science-fiction play R.U.R. in 1921, robots have both served and taken over the work of humans, creating human dependency and, at times, a shift in the power dynamics of a society. ROBOTS 1:1 is unique in that it shows the toys and their original packaging (where available, as it was seldom preserved) on a scale of 1:1, with the largest robot determining the size of the book. This conveys something of the uncanny nature of the robots and their general ambiguity, while the vivid illustrations on the boxes give an idea of the futuristic fantasies developed over the period.

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Item Number: 149598
Title: GUY FRANCOIS (vers 1578–1650)
Author: Saunier, Bruno
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782903239633
Record created on 10/08/18
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Description: Paris: Arthena, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., ca. 300 illus.

Summary: Guy François fait partie de ces peintres de la première moitié du XVIIe siècle qui ont fait toute leur carrière en dehors du milieu parisien. Actif au Puy-en-Velay des années 1610 jusqu’à sa mort en 1650, il est l’un des premiers à avoir introduit en France le caravagisme, découvert lors de son long séjour à Rome au début du siècle, où il avait également côtoyé Annibal Carrache et surtout Carlo Saraceni. En ce sens, Guy François est un artiste novateur qui renouvelle l’art de peindre, jusqu’alors largement influencé par la production de la seconde école de Fontainebleau.

À son retour de Rome en 1613, Guy François installe son atelier au Puy-en-Velay, sa ville natale, et réussit à se constituer rapidement une clientèle importante à travers les ordres religieux qui trouvent dans ses tableaux aux compositions simples et claires le véhicule parfait pour la représentation des idées de la Contre-Réforme. C’est ainsi que l’art de Guy François est diffusé dans une bonne moitié sud du royaume de France, de Bordeaux à Lyon et des confins nord de l’Auvergne au Languedoc, avec Toulouse et Montpellier.

Outre des tableaux de retable, il peint également des grands décors pour les jésuites, des petits tableaux de dévotion privée, des portraits et quelques scènes allégoriques. Son art est un mélange de caravagisme, de classicisme et de réalisme, puisant dans son Velay natal les personnages de ses compositions. Il émane de sa peinture une austère simplicité doublée d’une intense poésie de ses personnages.

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Item Number: 147795
Title: Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century : Buildings and Society in the Modern Age
Author: Gillin, Edward ; Horatio H. Joyce (eds)
Price: $114.00
ISBN: 9781350045941
Record created on 01/03/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 250p. illus.

Contents: Chapter 1. William Whyte, Experiencing architecture in the nineteenth century - theories, methods, problems, opportunities. Chapter 2. Regina Palm, A Woman's Place - defining gender through space at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Chapter 3. Ayla Lepine, David Parr House, Cambridge - touching Heaven, crafting Utopia. Chapter 4. H. H. Joyce, America's first alumni clubhouse - New York's Harvard House and the American leadership class, 1865-1894. Chapter 5. Emma Anderson, Exclusivity and publicity - the experience of the public rooms of the 'grand hotel' in London at the end of the nineteenth century. Chapter 6. David Frazer Lewis, Architecture of the Mind - immersive experience and the Nineteenth-Century American University Campus. Chapter 7. Geoffrey Tyack, Provincial Schools of Art in Britain, 1880-1914 - architecture and utility. Chapter 8. Marta Toscano, The Weight of Time - libraries and experience in the nineteenth Century. Chapter 9. Graeme Gooday, Architectural Acoustics - the emerging science of hearing buildings in the nineteenth century. Chapter 10. Henrik Schoenefeldt, Powers of politics, scientific measurement and perception - evaluating the performance of the Houses of Commons' first environmental system, 1852- 54. Chapter 11. Caitlin DeClercq, Building Student Bodies - college gymnasia and women's health in nineteenth-century America. Chapter 12. Edward John Gillin, 'The fullest fountain of advancing civilization' - experiencing Anthony Trollope's House of Commons. Chapter 13. Valerie Mendelson, Rooms and Galleries - spaces of art in nineteenth-century Paris. Chapter 14. Chris Meister, 'The Complexity of the Brighton Aquarium. Chapter 15. Alex Bremner, Moving Builidngs and Bodies - experiencing the New World(s) of Victorian Architecture.

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Item Number: 149360
Title: The Futurist Files : Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930
Author: Glisic, Iva
Price: $39.00
ISBN: 9780875807904
Record created on 07/26/18
Description: Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk,. 220pp., 19 illus.

Summary: Futurism was Russia’s first avant-garde movement. Gatecrashing the Russian public sphere in the early twentieth century, the movement called for the destruction of everything old, so that the past could not hinder the creation of a new, modern society. Over the next two decades, the protagonists of Russian Futurism pursued their goal of modernizing human experience through radical art. The success of this mission has long been the subject of scholarly debate. Critics have often characterized Russian Futurism as an expression of utopian daydreaming by young artists who were unrealistic in their visions of Soviet society and naïve in their comprehension of the Bolshevik political agenda. By tracing the political and ideological evolution of Russian Futurism between 1905 and 1930, Iva Glisic challenges this view, demonstrating that Futurism took a calculated and systematic approach to its contemporary socio-political reality. This approach ultimately allowed Russia’s Futurists to devise a unique artistic practice that would later become an integral element of the distinctly Soviet cultural paradigm. Drawing upon a unique combination of archival materials and employing a theoretical framework inspired by the works of philosophers such as Lewis Mumford, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Bloch, Fred Polak, and Slavoj Žižek, The Futurist Files presents Futurists not as blinded idealists, but rather as active and judicious participants in the larger project of building a modern Soviet consciousness. This fascinating study ultimately stands as a reminder that while radical ideas are often dismissed as utopian, and impossible, they did—and can—have a critical role in driving social change. It will be of interest to art historians, cultural historians, and scholars and students of Russian history.

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Item Number: 148788
Title: The Art of Christian Reflection
Author: Hornik, Heidi J
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781481304269
Record created on 04/27/18
Description: Waco: Baylor University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 236pp. illus.

Summary: Contemporary Christians interact with art very differently than Christians of centuries past. Christian art was never intended for mere enjoyment, but was used to express the most important features of Christian faith and to suggest models for Christian practices. In The Art of Christian Reflection, art historian Heidi Hornik reconnects art to ethics, beauty to behavior, and form to function in classical artwork. Over eighty different pieces of art—paintings, sculptures, and architecture—are the subject of Hornik’s careful analysis and commentary, which highlights the ethical implications inherent to each work. Specifically, Hornik explores how art may foster Christian virtues like forgiveness, patience, and generosity. Hornik also discusses art’s influence on moral issues like racism, prisons, violence, poverty, and environmentalism as well as historic Christian praxes like prayer, work, Bible study, and worship. The Art of Christian Reflection paints the church’s art as not only a courageous witness to the truth and reality of the gospel, but as an act of discipleship. It reveals the ethics of works not associated with the church but of value to contemporary Christians. Art can lead the faithful who reflect on it to become not only “hearers” and “seers” of the Word—but “doers” as well.

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Item Number: 148646
Title: YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO : Someday, Chicago
Author: Alinder, Jasmine ; John Tain
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780985096083
Record created on 04/11/18
Description: Chicago: DePaul Art Museum, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 152pp., 30 color, 90 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This book examines the work of US-born photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) through its connections to Chicago, where he lived for over a decade and returned to repeatedly throughout his life. Long celebrated in Japan as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Ishimoto also maintained deep ties to his adopted home city of Chicago, where he arrived in 1945 after having been imprisoned in a US internment camp during World War II. It was in Chicago that he developed his uniquely modernist vision in two key ways. First, he created works that engaged in important conversation with that of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and others at the historic Institute of Design. Second, he immersed himself directly in the city’s neighborhoods, where he captured important social changes reflective of broader shifts elsewhere in the United States.

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Item Number: 149629
Title: Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa : A Study of Trans-Imperial Cultural Flows
Author: Kingdon, Zachary
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781501337925
Record created on 10/16/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336pp., 34 color, 90 b&w illus.

Summary: The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's collecting efforts can be seen to have been shaped by the steamers' dynamic capacity to connect widely separated people and places, his Methodist credentials were fundamental in determining the profile of his African networks, because they meant that he was not part of official colonial authority in West Africa. Kingdon's study uncovers the identities of many of Ridyard's numerous West African collaborators and discusses their interests and predicaments under the colonial dispensation. Against this background account, their agendas are examined with reference to surviving narratives that accompanied their donations and within the context of broader processes of trans-imperial exchange, through which they forged new identities and statuses for themselves and attempted to counter expressions of British cultural imperialism in the region. The study concludes with a discussion of the competing meanings assigned to the Ridyard assemblage by the Liverpool Museum and examines the ways in which its re-contextualization in museum contexts helped to efface signs of the energies and narratives behind its creation. (Contextualizing Art Markets)

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Item Number: 149282
Title: JANNIS KOUNELLIS
Author: Larratt-Smith, Philip (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780714870793
Record created on 07/09/18
Description: London: Phaidon, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 120pp., 160 illus.

Summary: This book is the final, most comprehensive book ever made by Greek-born Jannis Kounellis, one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment of the gallery by exhibiting live animals within its walls, Kounellis went on to include diverse materials in his work, including fire, earth, gold, wood, and charcoal, quickly establishing himself as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time. Writings by the artist and a collection of tributes from people who have known and worked with him over the years, such as Pierre Audi, David Hammons, Gloria Moure, Giulio Paolini, Vassili Vassilikos, and many others, are included. (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

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Item Number: 148535
Title: Sculptural Seeing : Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy
Author: Lakey, Christopher R
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780300232141
Record created on 03/28/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press,, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 240pp., 36 color, 100 b&w illus.

Summary: Although perspective has long been considered one of the essential developments of Renaissance painting, this provocative new book shifts the usual narrative back centuries, showing that medieval sculptors were already employing knowledge of optical science, geometry, and theories of vision in shaping the beholder’s experience of their work. Meticulous visual analysis is paired with close readings of medieval texts in examining a series of important relief sculptures from northern and central Italy dating from the 12th through the 14th century, including the impressive sculptural programs at the cathedrals of Modena and Ferrara, and the pulpits by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano at Pisa and Pistoia. Demonstrating that medieval sculptors orchestrated the reception of their intended religious and political messages through the careful manipulation of points of view and architectural space, Christopher R. Lakey argues that medieval practice was well informed by visual theory and that the concepts that led to the codification of linear perspective by Renaissance painters had in fact been in use by sculptors for hundreds of years.

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Item Number: 148584
Title: Commemoration in Medieval Cambridge
Author: Lee, John S. ; Christian Steer (eds)
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9781783273348
Record created on 04/04/18
Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 208pp., 14 color, 23 b&w illus.

Summary: The people of medieval Cambridge chose to be remembered after their deaths in a variety of ways - through prayers, Masses and charitable acts, and by tomb monuments, liturgical furnishings and other gifts. The colleges of the university, alongside their educational role, arranged commemorative services for their founders, fellows and benefactors. Together with the town's parish churches and religious houses, the colleges provided intercessory services and resting places for the dead. This collection explores how the myriad of commemorative enterprises complemented and competed as locations where the living and the dead from "town and gown" could meet. Contributors analyse the commemorative practices of the Franciscan friars, the colleges of Corpus Christi, Trinity Hall and King's, and within Lady Margaret Beaufort's Cambridge household; the depictions of academic and legal dress on memorial brasses, and the use and survival of these brasses. The volume highlights, for the first time, the role of the medieval university colleges within the family of commemorative institutions; in offering a new and broader view of commemoration across an urban environment, it also provides a rich case-study for scholars of the medieval Church, town, and university.

Contents: Introduction - In Fellowship with the Dead, Christian Steer ; Monuments and Memory - A University Town in Late Medieval England, John S. Lee ; The Commemoration of the Living and the Dead at the Friars Minor of Cambridge, Michael Robson ; The Foundation of Corpus Christi College Cambridge and the City of London, Richard W Barber ; Patrons and Benefactors - The Masters of Trinity Hall in the Later Middle Ages, Elizabeth A. New and Claire Gobbi Daunton ; A Comparison of Academical and Legal Costume on Memorial Brasses, John Baker ; Commemoration at a Royal College, Peter Murray Jones ; Cambridge Commemorations of the Household of Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509), Susan Powell ; 'The Stones are all disrobed' - Reasons for the Presence and Absence of Monumental Brasses in Cambridge, Nicholas Rogers. (History of the University of Cambridge)

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Item Number: 148842
Title: Le voyage architectural en France (15e-17e siècles) : Entre antiquité et modernité
Author: Lemerle, Frederique
Price: $89.95
ISBN: 9782503581286
Record created on 05/02/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 290pp., 8 color, 29 b&w illus.

Contents: I. Voyager et visiter - Guides et itinéraires - Visiter. II. Premiers curieux d'architecture (XVe-XVIe siècles) - Premiers témoignages - Tourisme architectural sous le règne des derniers Valois. III. Tourisme architectural sous le règne des premiers Bourbons - Visiter sous Henri IVet Louis XIII. IV. Visiter la France sous la régence d'Anne d'Autriche et dans les premières années du règne personnel de Louis XIV - La découverte des bâtiments de France (1643-1661) - Paris et l'Ile-de-France dans les années 1650-1660 - La province des années 1660 - La France de Louis Le Grand : le grand tour de John Locke (1675-1679). V. Voyages d'artistes et d'architectes - Points de vue étrangers - Donner à voir - Voir pour soi - Le Cavalier Bernin et Claude Perrault : une certaine idée de l'architecture. VI. Goût et curiosité en architecture - Les plus excellentes ruines - Les plus beaux palais des rois - Demeures d'exception - L'architecture religieuse - Le goût des jardins - Un certain art de vivre. VII. De l'utilité des voyageurs. (Etudes Renaissantes, 26)

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Item Number: 149641
Title: JEAN-JACQUES LEQUEU : Batisseur de fantasmes
Author: Baridon, Laurent (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9782376660217
Record created on 10/18/18
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Description: Paris: Norma, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., 200 illus. Exhibition held at Petit Palais, Paris. French text.

Summary: Six months before he died in poverty and forgotten, Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757-1826) donated one of the most singular and fascinating graphic oeuvres of his time to the French National Library. The set of several hundred drawings presented here in its entirety for the first time, is a testimonial to the solitary and obsessive downward spiral of an exceptional artist that goes well beyond the first steps of an architectural career. Using the precise technical tool represented by the geometric working drawing made in wash, which he filled with handwritten notes, Lequeu scrupulously described the monuments and imaginary factories that filled his imaginary landscapes, rather than carrying out projects. But this initiatory journey, which he made without leaving his studio and enriched with figures and narratives from his library, this pathway that led him from temple to bush, from artificial grotto to palace, from kiosk to subterranean labyrinth, resolved itself as a quest to find himself. To see everything and describe it all, systematically, from the animal to the organic, from fantasy and raw sex to the self portrait, became the mission he assigned to himself. As a typical representative of the artisanal class that tried, with the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, to rise socially and break free of the world of trades, but quickly became disenchanted when the new order and new hierarchies were built, Lequeu, the child of his century, the century of licentiousness and Anglo-Chinese gardens, nevertheless pursued an entirely free and singular path. Reduced to employment in a subordinate office, ignored by those in place, now far from his roots, but freed of social or academic pressure, he stalked his dreams with the obstinacy of a builder and without compromise.

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Item Number: 149642
Title: ANTOINE DE LONHY
Author: Elsig, Frederic (ed)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836638697
Record created on 10/18/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 160pp., 200 illus. French text.

Summary: Connu autrefois sous les noms de convention de Maître de la Trinité de Turin et Maître de Saluces, le peintre et verrier Antoine de Lonhy se distingue par sa polyvalence technique et la singularité de son parcours artistique. Documenté en 1446 au service de Nicolas Rolin, il a débuté sa carrière en Bourgogne méridionale, probablement à Chalon-sur- Saône, où il travaille pour l'évêque Jean Germain en 1449. Avant 1454, il s'établit à Toulouse, où il est attesté jusqu'en 1460, et séjourne peu après à Barcelone, où il réalise la rose de l'église Santa Maria del Mar. Dès 1462, il est fixé à Avigliana dans le duché de Savoie, où il est actif jusque vers 1480 et exerce un impact décisif sur la peinture piémontaise. Le volume qui lui est consacré se propose de réfléchir sur le métier du peintre, plus précisément sur la relation entre la polyvalence technique et l'itinérance artistique. Il s'inscrit dans la série éditoriale des Ressuscités de l'histoire de l'art qui, articulée sur le programme Peindre en France à la Renaissance et amorcée par la monographie sur Grégoire Guérard (2017), vise à faire connaître des peintres de premier plan récemment redécouverts grâce au connoisseurship.

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Item Number: 149622
Title: L'Italia di Julius von Schlosser
Author: Lorizzo, Loredana (ed)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788865574034
Record created on 10/15/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 208pp., 16 color, 46 b&w illus.

Summary: Tra gli studiosi più influenti del Novecento, Julius von Schlosser (1866-1938) fu un profondo conoscitore dell’arte italiana e autore della monumentale Die Kunstliteratur (La letteratura artistica), strumento ancora oggi indispensabile per la conoscenza delle fonti della storia dell’arte. Il volume, curato da Loredana Lorizzo, sonda attraverso le autorevoli voci di studiosi italiani e stranieri il profondo legame del viennese con l’Italia e con intellettuali di punta come Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Gentile, Emmanuel Löwy, Giovanni Poggi, Igino Benvenuto Supino. Si propongono così al lettore nuove riflessioni scaturite da inediti carteggi e dai testi fondamentali di Schlosser, che hanno fornito un originale approccio alla cultura storico-artistica, aprendo campi di ricerca allora ancora inesplorati - dalle Wunderkammern alla ceroplastica, dall’analisi testuale delle fonti alla museologia - e approfondito temi specifici dalla storia della miniatura alla scultura rinascimentale, dagli allestimenti delle collezioni imperiali alla letteratura odeporica, in un continuo dialogo tra presente e passato. (Vedere e rivedere, Collana di studi in storia delle arti, 1)

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Item Number: 148899
Title: VICTOR LUNDY : Artist Architect
Author: Kacmar, Donna
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781616896614
Record created on 05/14/18
Description: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 50 color, 150 b&w illus

Summary: If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor Lundy (born 1923) is a real find, an important yet underappreciated figure in the history of American architecture. Trained in both the Beaux Arts and Bauhaus traditions, he built an impressive practice ranging from small-scale residential and commercial buildings to expressive religious buildings and two preeminent institutional works: the US Tax Court Building in Washington, DC (now on the National Register of Historic Places), and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka. This first book on Lundy's life and career documents his early work in the Sarasota School of Architecture, his churches, and his government buildings. In addition to essays on his use of light and material, many of the architect's original drawings, paintings, and sketches--including those from his travels throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, and Mexico, now held at the Library of Congress--are reproduced here for the first time.

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Item Number: 148420
Title: The Face : Our Human Story
Author: Mancoff, Debra
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780500518625
Record created on 03/20/18
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 320pp., 350 illus.

Summary: The face is not only central to identity, but is also the primary vehicle for human expression, emotion, and character. It signifies intellect and power, is often regarded as a window into the soul, and is the focus of attention when individuals meet. How have different cultures depicted faces—whether a likeness or idealized; whether masked or revealed; whether newborn, in the prime of life, dying, or even deceased? Why has the depiction of the human face been so central to artistic expression in all world cultures? Art historian Debra Mancoff explores the depiction of the human face through the full range of objects and works of art in the collection of the British Museum, and she discovers how the face subtly conveys the full spectrum of human emotion across continents and through the centuries. Arranged thematically (Birth and Childhood; Love and Beauty; Faith, Ritual, and Mythology; Rulers and Warfare; Identity and Disguise; Everyday Life; Death and the Afterlife), each of the book’s chapters begins with a brief introduction before depicting faces in various pairings and groupings, offering insights into experiences that we all share as human beings.

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Item Number: 149632
Title: MARAGLIANO 1664-1739 : Lo spettacolo della scultura in legno a Genova
Author: Sanguineti, Daniele (et al)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788863735970
Record created on 10/17/18
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Description: Genova: Sagep, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 288pp. prof. illus. Exhibition to be held at Palazzo Reale, Genova

Summary: La figura di Anton Maria Maragliano (Genova 1664-1739) è certamente la più celebre nel panorama della cultura figurativa genovese. Il nome dell'artista è strettamente legato a una produzione di statuaria in legno in grado di suscitare effetti di grande coinvolgimento emotivo, in linea con l'assunto berniniano che riassume l'epoca barocca: "il fin la meraviglia!". Il consenso raggiunto grazie all'innovativa produzione di Crocifissi, statue mariane e grandiose macchine processionali (le cosiddette casse), utilizzate puntualmente per le esigenze di culto, passò indenne attraverso i secoli successivi, godendo costantemente del giudizio positivo della storiografia genovese, da Carlo Giuseppe Ratti (1769) a Federigo Alizeri (1847 e 1875), fino alle prime attenzioni della critica moderna. Fu proprio Orlando Grosso, nel 1939, a dedicare una grande mostra, nella chiesa di Sant'Agostino, alle sculture per le Casacce, ossia le confraternite liguri, il primo bacino di utenza privilegiata a cui Maragliano si rivolse. In quell'occasione comparvero alcune opere maraglianesche rappresentate, insieme al resto dell'apparato artistico proprio delle processioni, con intenti più di rievocazione nostalgica che di rigore scientifico, nonostante il catalogo contenesse una prima traccia assai utile per la storia della produzione di scultura lignea genovese. In seguito, nel 1963, Graziella Colmuto pubblicò una prima monografia, poi incrementata con i successivi contributi apportati da Fausta Franchini Guelfi nell'ambito del patrimonio artistico delle confraternite (1973 e 1982). Per la prima volta, quindi, il profilo monografico di Maragliano viene presentato attraverso una mostra di consistenza adeguata. La capacità di corrispondere alle esigenze della committenza attraverso immagini bellissime - Cristi aggraziati e palpitanti, eleganti Madonne, spettacolari intrecci di figure per rappresentare glorie celesti o martiri di santi - rese possibile, a partire dall'inizio del Settecento, l'ottenimento di un vero monopolio e costrinse lo scultore alla dotazione di un assetto imprenditoriale articolato. Ben due generazioni di allievi furono accolte nelle stanze di Strada Giulia, dove Maragliano aveva la bottega, dando corso a quel fenomeno di divulgazione del linguaggio del maestro che rappresenta l'aspetto più affascinante, benché problematico, dell'approccio allo scultore: e gli allievi degli allievi perseguirono questa divulgazione oltrepassando la fine del secolo.

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Item Number: 149379
Title: Bestiary
Author: Masters, Christopher
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 9780500480236
Record created on 08/01/18
Description: London: Thames and Hudson, The British Museum, 2018. 19cm., hardcover, 256pp., 350 illus.

Summary: Drawing on the world-leading scholarship and vast collections of the British Museum, Bestiary is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals—real, surreal, and imaginary—as depicted on beautiful ritual objects and works of art. Famous masterpieces mix with little-seen artifacts from every age and around the globe. Arranged thematically into five chapters (wild, domestic, exotic, symbolic, and hybrids and mythical creatures), this book depicts animals in intelligent pairings and groupings of images that encourage the reader to find and learn the cultural context and connections between the origins of many different civilizations. An ancient Egyptian bronze divine cat sits next to a nineteenth-century print of English domestic feline bliss; a miniature Ice Age mammoth sits with an ancient engraved drawing of a horse; a Minoan acrobat leaps onto the back of a 3,500-year-old bull.

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Item Number: 148316
Title: MATISSE and Decoration
Author: Klein, John
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780300135640
Record created on 03/14/18
Description: New Haven: Yale Uniersity Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 256pp., 200 illus.

Summary: Between 1935 and his death at mid-century, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) undertook many decorative projects and commissions. These include mural paintings, stained glass, ceramic tiles, lead crystal pieces, carpets, tapestries, fashion fabrics, and accessories—work that has received no significant treatment until now. By presenting a wealth of new insights and unpublished material, including from the artist’s own correspondence, John Klein, an internationally acclaimed specialist in the art of Matisse, offers a richer and more balanced view of Matisse’s ambitions and achievements in the often-neglected later phases of his career. Matisse designed many of these decorations in the innovative—and widely admired—medium of the paper cut-out, whose function and significance Klein reevaluates. Matisse and Decoration also opens a window onto the revival and promotion, following World War II, of traditional French decorative arts as part of France’s renewed sense of cultural preeminence. For the first time, the idea of the decorative in Matisse’s work and the actual decorations he designed for specific settings are integrated in one account, amounting to an understanding of this modern master’s work that is simultaneously more nuanced and more comprehensive.

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Item Number: 149619
Title: Dipingere in copia : Da Roma all’Europa, 1750-1870, I. Teorie e pratiche
Author: Mazzarelli, Carla
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788885795082
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 232pp., 80 color illus.

Contents: Introduzione - Le Teorie - I. La copia nella letteratura artistica tra Rinascimento e Barocco - Rileggendo Vasari: la contraffazione, l'imitazione e le virtù dell'artista - Verso la classificazione: Mancini, Bosse, Baldinucci, de Piles - II. In cerca di un metodo: strumenti per il conoscitore - 'Degli originali e delle copie' : la teoria settecentesca - Di fronte alle copie eccellenti: storiografia e giudizi da Luigi Lanzi a Tommaso Minardi - III. Valori e disvalori della copia: il dibattito in Europa tra XVIII e XIX secolo - Alla voce Copia - Memorie sostitute e storie dell'arte illustrate - L'insegnamento accademico: copia versus creatività - Le Pratiche - I. La magia del colorito: copie dipinte nella formazione dell'artista - 'Un nuovo studio di pittura alla gioventù' : Roma e il primato sul colore - Geografie, spazi e sociabilità dell'apprendistato - Copia come libertà, copia come autorità - Ritorno all'ordine: modelli, regolamenti e didattica - Educarsi a Roma alla fine di Roma - II. La tutela degli originali - 'Insolenze ogni anno fatte nelli Palazzi e Chiese' : la prima normativa - La Notifica Pacca del 1823: il monopolio sui calchi, le maestranze, l'impatto sulle copie pittoriche - Cronache dal museo in età di Restaurazione - III. Tecniche, strumenti e strategie per eseguire una buona copia - Copia servile versus copia libera - Novità dall'Europa tra industria, scienza e diletto - La fedeltà del copista - IV. Cosa copiare? Canoni e antichi maestri alla prova della prassi - Per cominciare: la scelta dell'ideale classico del Seicento - Raggiungere Raffaello, interpretare Michelangelo - Alla fonte del colore - La questione della pittura caravaggesca - Preraffaellismi e medioevi - V. Educare con le copie in Europa: accademie e musei tra identità nazionali e utopie universali - Londra: dalle Gallerie esemplari al South Kensington Museum - San Pietroburgo: 'Saint Raphael' e l'ambizione di un primato russo - Parigi: origine e fallimento di un Museo di copie. (Saggi di storia dell'arte, 54)

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Item Number: 148723
Title: RYAN MCGINLEY : Mirror Mirror
Author: McGinley, Ryan ; Nan Goldin
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780847863471
Record created on 04/19/18
Description: New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 28 x 23cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: Ryan McGinley, since the earliest days of his unparalleled career, has chronicled his friends and cohorts. Whether on the now legendary annual road trips he has organized with a large coterie of twentysomethings documenting summertime exploits or documenting the early gritty years in downtown New York, McGinley is known as the consummate storyteller about freedom and abandon of youth. A few years ago, however, he wanted to challenge his creative habits and asked more than one hundred of his friends and colleagues--guided by detailed instructions and a camera given to them by the artist--to take nude self-portraits using mirrors and other props. Though related to the ubiquitous selfie, the participants didn't have the benefit of seeing the image before they clicked the shutter. Furthermore, McGinley would make the selection of the final image to represent the photo session. The experiment yielded scores of intimate and psychologically revealing photos that--even though not done by his own hand--bear some signature McGinley flourishes in their emotional depth and resonance.

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Item Number: 148821
Title: The Brass Eagle Lecterns of England
Author: Meulen, Marcus
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 9781445668208
Record created on 04/29/18
Description: Strout: Amberley, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 96pp. illus.

Summary: The brass eagle lectern is regarded as a quintessential piece of English church furniture which reflects the wealth of late medieval English towns and their connections with Europe. Many are products of the Victorian age inspired by their early Tudor counterparts. In this fascinating book, the author traces the development of the lecterns from the tenth century and provides a comprehensive picture of the lecterns found in East Anglia (where most of the early lecterns are located) and throughout the whole of England, including the ones used in Cambridge and Oxford colleges. The author makes a close analysis of the lecterns with information on the materials they were made from, the centres of their manufacture and explanations of iconography.Including the story of Oundle, where a lectern was found in the River Nene in the early nineteenth century, where it was probably hidden before the dissolution of Fotheringhay College, not to mention the beautiful pelican lectern in Norwich Cathedral, and the reason why some eagle lecterns have open beaks, this book provides all the information you need about an often seen but little understood piece of church furniture.

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Item Number: 149623
Title: JOAN MIRO. Catalogue Raisonné. Drawings. Volume VI: 1978-1981
Author: Dupin Jacques ; Ariane Lelong-Mainaud
Price: $300.00
ISBN: 9782868821171
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Paris: Daniel Lelong, Successió Miró, 2018. 33cm., hardcover, 380pp., 1164 color illus.
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Item Number: 149639
Title: The MONDRIAN Mystery
Author: van Heteren, Marjan
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9789462622104
Record created on 10/18/18
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Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 84pp., 24 color, 30 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar. English text.

Summary: On 20 December 1950, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar bought four superb drawings at a sale. They were portraits of young women done by Leo Gestel (1881-1941) – at least, that is what was thought! Now it it proves that one of the drawings was by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). How could the drawing have acquired an incorrect attribution in the forty years between when it was made and the sale? Who was the sitter? What was her relationship to Mondrian? The mysterious wanderings of an impressive drawing have now been reconstructed in an intimate exhibition and intriguing book. Why did people think that Gestel made the drawing? How was it discovered that Mondrian was the artist? Who is the sitter? How did the artist and the sitter come to be forgotten? For whom was the drawing made?.

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Item Number: 149624
Title: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence : The sculpture of GIOVAN ANGELO MONTORSOLI and his circle
Author: Chong, Alan ; Lorenzo Principi ; Kurt Sundstrom
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781949484045
Record created on 10/15/18
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Description: Manchester: Currier Museum of Art, 2018. 28cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence examines the sculpture of Montorsoli, one of Michelangelo’s most gifted students. Organized around a recently discovered and significant Renaissance sculpture, John the Baptist, the exhibition explores the role of the ancient world in shaping the art of Montorsoli and of Renaissance Florence. This exhibition reveals new insights into the complex iconography of Florence’s patron saint.

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Item Number: 148521
Title: Posing Modernity : The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Author: Murrell, Denise
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300229066
Record created on 03/28/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 224pp., 177 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: This timely and original study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. Posing Modernity examines the legacy of Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863), arguing that this radical painting marked a shift toward portraying the black figure as an active participant in modern life rather than as an exotic “other.” Denise Murrell explores the intersection between the avant-garde artists of 19th-century Paris and the community of post-abolition free black Parisians. She traces the impact of Manet’s reconsideration of the black model into the 20th century and across the Atlantic, where Henri Matisse socialized in Harlem jazz clubs and later produced transformative portraits of the Haitian dancer Carmen as a cosmopolitan beauty. The book concludes with a look at how Manet and Matisse’s depictions influenced Romare Bearden and continue to reverberate in the work of such global contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Aimé Mpane, and Mickalene Thomas, who draw on art history to explore its other voices. Featuring over 175 illustrations, Posing Modernity illuminates long-obscured figures and proposes that a history of modernism cannot be complete until it examines the vital role of the black female muse within it.

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Item Number: 148365
Title: Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists
Author: Nawrocki, Dennis Alan (et al)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780814345870
Record created on 03/16/18
Description: Detroit: Painted Turtle, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 160p. illus.

Summary: Essay’d 3: 30 Detroit Artists is the third volume in a series of collections that present short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit or who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay’d seeks to introduce readers to new insight and a fresh perspective on the city’s contemporary art practitioners. The arts writers behind the original Essay’d—a professor, a gallerist, and a critic—are joined in Essay’d 3 by twelve guest writers. This remarkable multiplicity of voices enlarges and enriches the overall scope of this ambitious project as it grows to become ever more inclusive of Detroit’s astonishingly rich and diverse art community. Essay’d 3 offers thirty new profiles of artists both well-known and under-the-radar. Each artist is profiled by a writer with an avowed interest in and enthusiasm for that artist’s work and each essay takes into account biography, context, interpretation, and analysis of individual artworks. Certain themes emerge in this collection, including a turn toward more performing artists, as well as a recurrent concern with the use of the body as a surrogate for social conditions. Some of the artists highlighted in this volume include Richard Lewis, a portrait painter and "keen-eyed explorer of souls and their discontents"; photographer Lauren Semivan, who works in serial aggregates of thirty or more black-and-white images, shot with an early twentieth-century, large-format, tripod-mounted camera; experimental performance artists The Hinterlands (Liza Bielby and Richard Newman); and Tom Phardel—sculptor, ceramist, and curator—who has served as teacher and chair of ceramics at the College for Creative Studies for thirty years. With renewed regional, national, and international attention being paid to Detroit and its creative culture, it is more important than ever that the evolving and vital work of the city’s artists be documented and made known to the wider public. Art lovers and regional history buffs will appreciate this continued conversation. (Painted Turtle Series)

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Item Number: 148122
Title: On Dangerous Ground : Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious
Author: O'Donoghue, Diane
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781501327957
Record created on 02/15/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 378pp. illus.

Summary: In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the existence and functioning of an “unconscious.” On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with art played in that process. Diane O'Donoghue introduces, often using unpublished archival material, certain buildings, “antiquities,” paintings, and illustrated books that profoundly informed Freud's decisions about what would, and would not, constitute the workings of an inner life. After arguing for a decisive attribute shared by aesthetics and the unconscious – the assignment of value – O'Donoghue then reverses direction, returning to view content, visual and psychical, that Freud considered as worthless, and thus forgettable. What is brought to visibility here is far from an inconsequential “surface”; rather, we are shown a compelling and dangerous ground, often hidden in plain sight, that exceeded the limits of what Freud wished to reveal in his early model of mind.

Contents: 1. The Lost Language of Stones. 2. Objects of Desire, in Transit. 3. The Interpretation of Fragments. 4. Freud's Amnesia. 5. The Forgettable of Everyday Life. 6. Dreams of Books, Books of Dreaming: Determining Invisibilities. (Psychoanalytic Horizons)

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Item Number: 148779
Title: Spellbound : Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft
Author: Page, Sophie ; Marina Wallace (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781910807248
Record created on 04/26/18
Description: Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 176pp., 80 color, 70 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft is the first exhibition to examine how magical thinking has been practised over the centuries. With exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover, enchanted animal hearts pierced with nails, mummified cats concealed in walls and many other intriguing objects, this catalogue shows that the use of magic is driven by our strongest emotions: the need to be loved, our fear of evil and the desire to protect our homes. Authors explore the practice of magic in the medieval universe, the early modern community and the modern home. While belief in magic and rituals can be comforting, it also led to the persecution of women as witches. This book examines both the idea of the witch and the reality of how women were accused of witchcraft. Even today, our tendency to think magically has not changed as much as we might think. This book also discusses contemporary ideas about magical thinking and the artworks produced specifically for the exhibition to make connections between the ideas and experience of magic in the past and in the present.

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