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New titles week of 05/22/2017: Found 155 titles
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Item Number: 145787
Title: ALVAR AALTO : Architect
Author: Stewart, John
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781858946603
Record created on 05/24/2017
Description: London: Merrell Publishers, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 272pp., 130 illus., 30 in color.

Summary: Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is universally recognized as one of the masters of Modernist architecture. While the remarkable buildings he designed have been much studied, the story of how a young architect from a village in western Finland achieved such international prominence is little known. This new biography of Aalto is the first to offer a comprehensive and objective survey of his life, from growing up in the Finnish provinces to finding global acclaim, and also covers all his projects, from early work in Jyväskylä in the 1920s to Finlandia Hall, completed in Helsinki in 1971. John Stewart draws on Aalto’s archive, the recollections of former employees and contemporaneous publications to fully explore Aalto the architect rather than simply his architecture. For the first time, the Finn’s life is set in the context of the events that surrounded and shaped it. Stewart reflects on Aalto’s marriage to Aino, his key friendships, his participation in architectural competitions, working life in his first office and his continual financial difficulties. As Aalto’s career progresses, Stewart considers the patrons who were so important to him – the Gullichsens – and the founding of the furniture company Artek, Aalto’s professorship at the Massachusetts Institute of ?Technology in the 1940s, his marriage to Elissa after Aino’s death, his greatest architectural achievements in the 1950s, and his growing fame and eventual vanity. This unique book seeks, above all, to understand what drove Aalto; the combination of talent and character traits that led to his extraordinary worldwide success.

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Item Number: 144121
Title: MARINA ABRAMOVIC : The Cleaner
Author: Essling, Lena (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783775742610
Record created on 12/26/2016
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 272pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. English text

Summary: At once radical, controversial and revered, Marina Abramovic (*1946 in Belgrade, Serbia) is one of the most discussed artists today. Famous for her groundbreaking performance works, she continues to expand the boundaries of art. The publication accompanying her first major retrospective in Europe gives an extensive overview of her work from the earliest years until today: film, photography, paintings and objects, installations and archival material. Since the early 1970s Marina Abramovic explores the intersection between performing and visual art in her work and, though rarely overtly political, poses questions of power and hierarchy. In addressing fundamental issues of our existence and seeking the core of notions like loss, memory, pain, endurance, and trust, she both provokes and moves us.

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Item Number: 143822
Title: Abstraction in Reverse: The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth-Century Latin American Art
Author: Alberro, Alexander
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780226393957
Record created on 11/29/2016
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 368pp., 58 color, 17 b&w illus.

Summary: During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator an unprecedented role in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, Abstraction in Reverse traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomás Maldonado, Jesús Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous art, these artists produced artworks that required the presence of the spectator to be complete. Alberro also shows the various ways these artists strategically demoted regionalism in favor of a new modernist voice that transcended the traditions of the nation-state and contributed to a nascent globalization of the art world.

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Item Number: 145729
Title: The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago
Author: Alkalimat, Abdul (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780810135932
Record created on 05/19/2017
Available September 2017
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Description: Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 312pp. illus.

Summary: The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago is the first in-depth, illustrated history of a lost Chicago monument. The Wall of Respect was a revolutionary mural created by fourteen members of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) on the South Side of Chicago in 1967. This book gathers historic essays, poetry, and previously unpublished primary documents from the movement’s founders that provide a visual guide to the work’s creation and evolution. The Wall of Respect received national critical acclaim when it was unveiled on the side of a building at Forty-Third and Langley in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Painters and photographers worked side by side on the mural's seven themed sections, which featured portraits of Black heroes and sheroes, among them John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and W. E. B. Du Bois. The Wall became a platform for music, poetry, and political rallies. Over time it changed, reflecting painful controversies among the artists as well as broader shifts in the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements. At the intersection of African American culture, politics, and Chicago art history, The Wall of Respect offers, in one keepsake-quality work, an unsurpassed collection of images and essays that illuminate a powerful monument that continues to fascinate artists, scholars, and readers in Chicago and across the United States.

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

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

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

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

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Item Number: 143915
Title: THOMAS ANNAN : Photographer of Glasgow
Author: Maddox, Amanda ; Sara Stevenson
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781606065235
Record created on 12/06/2016
Description: Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 216pp., 198 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire. Often working in conjunction with civic projects, Annan produced numerous series that underscore the transformation of the city and its environs, though he remains best known for one series in particular: a group of enigmatic photographs of central Glasgow's narrow alleys, or closes, on the verge of demolition. These haunting images, made between 1868 and 1871 and regarded as precursors of the documentary tradition in photography, represent the notion of progress that underpins much of Annan's oeuvre. Annan's publication history serves as the organizing principle for this book, which considers both the breadth of his body of work as well as the multiple formats in which his photographs appeared and circulated. Featured here are seven examples- including private albums and commercial books-that focus on subjects as varied as the city's streets and closes, the Loch Katrine aqueduct, Glasgow College, the cathedral, and the country estates of the landed gentry, highlighting Annan's extensive engagement with the city of Glasgow. Plates from each of these works are faithfully reproduced in full color, and an introductory essay by the leading authority on Annan surveys the life and career of this widely influential photographer.

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Item Number: 145770
Title: Honar: The Afkhami Collection of Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art
Author: Babaie, Susan ; Natasha Morris ; Venetia Porter
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9780714873527
Record created on 05/23/2017
Description: London: Phaidon, 2017. 36cm., hardcover, 280pp., 260 illus.

Summary: This sumptuous volume features almost 250 contemporary artworks and a selection of medieval and early modern Islamic art - the heralded collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a prominent player at the cultural and regional front line of Middle Eastern art. Honar (meaning 'art' in Farsi, the language of Iran), includes works ranging from the disturbingly subversive to exquisitely inclusive, exhibiting the pain of exile, the querying of ideology, and the artistic insistence on personal independence.

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Item Number: 145771
Title: The Implacable Urge to Defame : Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935
Author: Baigell, Matthew
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780815634966
Record created on 05/23/2017
Description: Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 234pp. illus.

Summary: A compelling look at the history of anti-Semitism in American visual culture.

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Item Number: 145772
Title: The Implacable Urge to Defame : Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935
Author: Baigell, Matthew
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9780815635109
Record created on 05/23/2017
Description: Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2017. 23cm., pbk., 234pp. illus.

Summary: A compelling look at the history of anti-Semitism in American visual culture.

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Item Number: 145793
Title: Being Modern: Building the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Author: Bajac, Quentin (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781633450462
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 296pp., 175 color illus.

Summary: Published to accompany an exhibition of highlights from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris, Being Modern tells the stories of 120 works of art and design acquired by the Museum between its founding in 1929 and the present, providing a unique insight into one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. Featuring paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, video, film, architecture and design—from Paul Cézanne’s iconic painting "The Bather" (c. 1885) to a set of the 176 digital emoji we use on our mobile phones every day—the catalogue underscores the diversity and relevance of MoMA’s collection while providing a fresh perspective on the modern canon. The book is organized chronologically according to the year each artwork entered the Museum’s collection. Short texts by curators accompany the plates, giving an overview of each work’s significance as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the process by which MoMA acquired it. An essay by the Museum’s director, Glenn D. Lowry, outlines the history of the institution and puts the collection in context, and a concise chronology charts the Museum’s growth. A departure from the usual “highlights” book, this unique catalog presents MoMA’s extraordinary collection from a new angle, telling the story of modern art through the growth of an institution that embraced an aesthetic revolution in the early 20th century and evolved along with it into the 21st.

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Item Number: 145803
Title: Love, Cecil: A Journey with CECIL BEATON
Author: Vreeland, Lisa Immordino
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781419726606
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available October 2017
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Description: New York: Abrams, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 256pp., 300 images.

Summary: In Love, Cecil, Lisa Immordino Vreeland offers an evocative por­trait of this talented whirlwind whose creative work captured many facets of the 20th century. Using photography, drawings, letters, and scrapbooks by Beaton and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from his sparkling diaries and other writ­ings, Immordino Vreeland brings his spirit to life in a way that no previous book has been able to do. Immordino Vreeland organizes her book around the circles of Beaton’s daily life: the people who inspired and influenced him, his colorful friends, his fellow photographers, his Hollywood conquests, his wartime service, and his English roots. This cavalcade offers a shimmering vision of high style, but it also captures often-troubled souls struggling to create the open, tolerant, creative worlds of art and culture that we have inherited today.

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Item Number: 145820
Title: Photography and Failure: One Medium's Entanglement with Flops, Underdogs and Disappointments
Author: Belden-Adams, Kris (ed)
Price: $114.00
ISBN: 9781474293389
Record created on 05/26/2017
Available October 2017
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Description: London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Throughout photography's history, failure has played an essential, recurring part in the development and perceived value of this medium. Exploring a range of failures – individual and institutional, technological and historiographical – Photography and Failure asks what it means to fail and considers how this narrative of failure has shaped our understanding of photography. From the trial-and-error beginnings of photochemistry to poor business decisions influenced by fickle public opinion and taste, the founders and early practitioners of photography frequently faced bankruptcy and ignominy. Alongside these individual 'failures', this collection of essays examines the role of museums in rediscovering, preserving and presenting photographs within institutions, as well as technological limitations, such as the problematic panoramic lens or the digital, archival failures of Snapchat. Moving beyond the physical photograph and these processes, the book also investigates the limitations of photographs themselves, as purveyors of truth, time, space, documentary realism and social change, whether these failures are used to effect or not. Finally, the book probes the historiographical failures affecting the discipline, drawing on key debates, such as the perceived over-emphasis on European and American photography, and the place of photography theory in contemporary art practice. Blurring the boundaries between traditional binaries of art and non-art photography, amateur and professional practice, and individual and corporate perspectives, Photography and Failure presents a new approach to understanding and evaluating photographic history.

Contents: 1. Introduction - Noble Failure - Photography as Tragic Muse, Kris Belden-Adams. 2. 'Nothing Worthy of Notice'? - The Daguerreian Gallery of T. P. and D. C. Collins in Philadelphia, Anne Verplanck. 3. Rodchenko's Photographic Communism, Todd Cronan. 4.Exile and Erasure - Forgetting Ilse Bing, Donna West Brett. 5. Mechanisms of Institutional Failure, or the Impossible National Museum of French Photography, Eléonore Challine. 6. Crimes Seen and Unseen - Fantasies and Failures of Photographic Truth in Joel Sternfeld's On This Site and Trevor Paglen's Limit Telephotography, Catherine Zuromskis. 7. Toward an Ontology of African Studio Portraiture, Allison Moore. 8. Composita, the 'Mascot' of the Smith College Class of 1886 - Picturing Sisterhood, Social Caste, Gender Roles, Kris Belden-Adams. 9. Capturing the Invisible - Affect, Loss and the Problematics of the Panoramic Image in Josef Sudek's Sad Landscapes, Amy Hughes. 10. Default Delete - Photographic Archives in a Digital Age, Kate Palmer Albers. 11. Copies and Clouds - Charles Nègre and the Death of Emulation, Jacob W. Lewis. 12. Thirty Times Failed - Valério Vieira and Experimental Photography in Brazil, Cezar Tadeu Bartholomeul. 13. Success and Failure in African Photography, Kevin Mulhearn. 14. Afterword - Failure, Beautiful Failure, Geoffrey Batchen.

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Item Number: 145807
Title: BERNINI
Author: Bacchi, Andrea ; Anna Coliva
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788899765569
Record created on 05/26/2017
Available December 2017
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Description: Milan: Officina Libraria, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 210 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Galleria Borghese, Rome. English edition.

Summary: Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), architect, painter, but above all sculptor, had a career that spanned almost three quarters of a century. He worked under six different popes and was instrumental in the ornamentation of Baroque Rome, from the colonnade of St. Peter to the fountains in piazza Navona and piazza di Spagna, from the many stunning sculptural groups in the churches and palaces of Rome to the dozens of 'speaking portraits', which depict cardinals, popes, kings and intellectuals of his time. The Galleria Borghese, home of many works by Bernini, including some of his world-famous groups such as Apollo and Daphne, The Rape of Proserpina and David, will host a major exhibition on the sculptures of this extraordinary artist. Exceptional in scope and scholarship, the catalogue analyses many different aspects of Bernini's output, focusing on the many innovations he introduced. It also devotes studies to the critical reception of Bernini and to his relationships with friends and patrons. The Dictionary of the Friends and Patrons of Bernini at the end of the catalogue contains approximately one-hundred entries, constituting a very useful tool for researchers on Bernini and Baroque Rome.

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Item Number: 145797
Title: Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour
Author: Bianchi, Paola ; Karin E. Wolfe (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9781107147706
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp. illus.

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

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

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Item Number: 145776
Title: Portraits of Violence : War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement
Author: Biernoff, Suzannah
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9780472130290
Record created on 05/24/2017
Description: Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 56 b&w images.

Summary: Investigates the artistic, medical, and journalistic responses to facial injury in WWI. Portraits of Violence explores the image and idea of facial disfigurement in one of its most troubling modern formations, as a symbol and consequence of war. It opens with Nina Berman’s iconic photograph Marine Wedding, which provoked a debate about the medical, military, and psychological response to serious combat injuries. While these issues remain urgent, it is equally crucial to interrogate the representation of war and injury. The concepts of valor, heroism, patriotism, and courage assume visible form and do their cultural work when they are personified and embodied. The mutilated or disabled veteran’s body can connote the brutalizing, dehumanizing potential of modern combat. Suzannah Biernoff draws on a wide variety of sources mainly from WWI but also contemporary photography and computer games. Each chapter revolves around particular images: Marine Wedding is discussed alongside Stuart Griffiths’ portraits of British veterans; Henry Tonks’ drawings of WWI facial casualties are compared to the medical photographs in the Gillies Archives; the production of portrait masks for the severely disfigured is approached through the lens of documentary film and photography; and finally the haunting image of one of Tonks’s patients reappears in BioShock, a highly successful computer game. The book simultaneously addresses a neglected area in disability studies; puts disfigurement on the agenda for art history and visual studies; and makes a timely and provocative contribution to the literature on the First World War. (Corporealities: Discourses of Disability)

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Item Number: 141530
Title: Post-War Reconstruction in the Netherlands 1945–1965 : The Future of a Bright and Brutal Heritage
Author: Blom, Anita (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462082793
Record created on 06/01/2016
Description: Rotterdam: NAi010 Publishers, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 240pp., 300 color illus.

Summary: In the wake of the destruction of World War Two, the Netherlands' bombed cities and villages reemerged from the rubble, and new buildings and infrastructure appeared thanks to central management. This book documents and celebrates the huge feat accomplished in the 20 years after the war, examining its significance for current tasks of transformation and rezoning.

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Item Number: 145727
Title: JOE BRADLEY : Krasdale
Author: Rosenthal, Sir Norman ; Anne Pontegnie
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781938748417
Record created on 05/19/2017
Description: New York: Gagosian, 2017. 32cm., hardcover, 100pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 145785
Title: ChurchScape : Megachurches and the Iconography of Environment
Author: Bratton, Susan Power
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781481303835
Record created on 05/24/2017
Description: Waco: Baylor University Press, 2016. 24cm., hardcover, 448pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Greens - Christians and Urban Planning. 2. Symbols - Churches in Evolving Civic Terrains. 3. Gateways - The Urban Megachurch. 4. Corporate Campuses - The Suburban Megachurch. Part 2 - Roles. 5. Fountains - The Campus as Ritual Terrain. 6. Iconography - Art and Advertising. 7. Gardens, Plazas, and Fields - Recreation, Contemplation, and Remembrance. Part 3 - Connections. 8. Woodlands, Wetlands, and Wildlife - Caring for Creation. 9. Fences, Gates, and Commons - Boundaries and Neighbors. 10. Stages and Stadiums - Performance and Outreach. Conclusion - A Practical Theology of Space.

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Item Number: 145526
Title: Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography
Author: Bright, Susan ; Denise Wolff
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781597113618
Record created on 05/05/2017
Description: New York: Aperture, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: From basic sustenance to savory repasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life. It can be political, religious, aspirational, commercial, creative, symbolic, national, and regional. Food's complexity of form and meaning--and the fact that it's often at hand--have made it a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography. Interest in both food photography and food as a subject has risen in recent years, and this is the first book to cover food photography's rich history--not only in fine art photography, but also in crossover genres such as commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. Susan Bright's introduction and commentary accompanying the photographs bring insight and intelligence to this spectacular subject, and trace the progression of the genre from photography's beginnings to present day, featuring artists from all eras--Roger Fenton, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Laura Letinsky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Martin Parr, to name a few. Through key pictures, Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer.

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Item Number: 145812
Title: Idea Et Inventio : Italienische Zeichnungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf im Museum Kunstpalast, Band 2
Author: Brink, Sonja ; Beat Wismer
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783731905837
Record created on 05/26/2017
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, ca. 350pp., 500 illus.
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Item Number: 145726
Title: GLENN BROWN : Rembrandt After Life
Author: de Witt, David ; Hans den Hartog Jager
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9789462581838
Record created on 05/19/2017
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 80pp. illus. Dutch-English text. Exhibition held at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam.
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Item Number: 145799
Title: Nuevos relatos fotograficos : A New Generation of Photographers
Author: Bufill, Juan
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788416248872
Record created on 05/25/2017
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Description: Barcelona: La Fabrica, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 62 color, 59 b&w images. Spanish-English text.

Summary: A New Generation of Photographers is a statement about a new generation, bringing together important works by 16 young photographers. Almost all the participants, from various countries, were born in the 1970s and 1980s. The selection focuses on photographers working in Catalonia and Spain. This exhibition offers a perspective on new modes of photographic expression in the twenty-first century. The most noteworthy characteristic of the momenthas been the rise of groups—or series—of photographs, where stories unfold inways that are narrative, documentary, conceptual and poetical. In terms of subject matter, the photographic series presented here contemplate and consider some of the fundamental and defining questions of our time. All told, they constitute a reflection on the human condition in these nascent years of the new millennium.

Artists: Laia Abril - Samuel Aranda - Israel Ariño - Rafael Arocha - Arnau Blanch - Pep Bonet - Ricardo Cases - Salvi Danés - Eugeni Gay - David Jiménez Alejandro Marote - Cristina de Middel - Fernando Moleres - Paula Ospina - Christian Rodríguez - Carlos Spottorno.

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Item Number: 145761
Title: CALDER : The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940
Author: Perl, Jed
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780307272720
Record created on 05/23/2017
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Description: New York: Knopf, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 704pp., 408 illus.

Summary: The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before available, and written by one of our most renowned art critics. Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography,which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. This beautifully written, deeply researched book opens with Calder's wonderfully peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York. Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, including Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. We move through Calder's early years studying engineering to his first artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and to his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to the free-spirited Louisa Cushing James--she was a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story, related here with a wealth of detail and nuance. Calder's life takes on a transatlantic richness, from New York's Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then back to the United States, where the Calders bought a run-down old farmhouse in western Connecticut. New light is shed on Calder's lifelong interest in dance, theater, and performance, ranging from the Cirque Calder, the theatrical event that became his calling card in bohemian Paris to collaborations with the choreographer Martha Graham and the composer Virgil Thomson. More than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white--including little-known works and many archival photographs that have never before been seen--further enrich the story.

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Item Number: 128404
Title: Pittura medievale in Sicilia
Author: Campagna Cicala, Francesca
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788889525531
Record created on 12/18/2013
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Description: Messina: Magika, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 408pp. prof. illus., most in color.

Summary: "Pittura medievale in Sicilia" intende tracciare un profilo delle manifestazioni pittoriche che si sono svolte in Sicilia dal XII fino al XV secolo. Lo scopo di questa vasta ricostruzione delle vicende storico-artistiche è quello di proporre una lettura organica di un percorso pittorico così come si è delineato territorialmente in questo lungo arco di tempo, per cogliere nella contestualità spazio-temporale della elaborazione artistica, omogeneità o differenziazioni che scaturiscono da peculiarità di situazioni storiche, economiche, ambientali delle diverse realtà territoriali.

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Item Number: 145798
Title: The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance : Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning
Author: Celenza, Christopher
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781107003620
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available September 2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 400pp.

Summary: In this book, Christopher Celenza provides an intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance during the the long fifteenth century, from ca. 1350-1525. His book fills a bibliographic gap between Petrarch and Machiavelli and offers clear case studies of contemporary luminaries, including Leonardo Bruni, Poggio Bracciolini, Lorenzo Valla, Marsilio Ficino, Angelo Poliziano, and Pietro Bembo. Integrating sources in Italian and Latin, Celenza focuses on the linked issues of language and philosophy. He also examines the conditions in which Renaissance intellectuals operated in an era before the invention of printing, analyzing reading strategies and showing how texts were consulted, and how new ideas were generated as a result of conversations, both oral and epistolary. The result is a volume that offers a new view on both the history of philosophy and Italian Renaissance intellectual life. It will serve as a key resource for students and scholars of early modern Italian humanism and culture.

Contents: 1. Beginnings. 2. The Three Crowns. 3. The Italian Renaissance Takes Root in Florence. 4. Florentine Humanism, Translation, and a New (Old) Philosophy. 5. Dialogues, Institutions, and Social Exchange. 6. Who Owns Culture? Classicism, Institutions, and the Vernacular. 7. Poggio Bracciolini. 8. Lorenzo Valla. 9. The Nature of the Latin Language - Poggio versus Valla. 10. Valla, Latin, Christianity, Culture. 11. A Changing Environment. 12. Florence - Marsilio Ficino, I. 13. Ficino, II. 14. The Voices of Culture in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence. 15. "We barely have time to breathe." Poliziano, Pico, Ficino, and the Beginning of the End of the Florentine Renaissance. 16. Angelo Poliziano's Lamia in Context. 17. Endings and New Beginnings - The Language Debate.

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Item Number: 133065
Title: Tuscan Medieval Painting
Author: Chiodo, Sonia ; Mikos Boskovits
Price: $350.00
ISBN: 9788809783430
Record created on 10/22/2014
Publication scheduled for Spring 2018
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Description: Firenze: Giunti, 2018. 32cm., hardcover, ca. 720pp., 300 illus. (A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting by Richard Offner with Klara Steinweg continued under the direction of Miklos Boskovits and Mina Gregori.)
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Item Number: 145777
Title: The Social Lives of Figurines : Recontextualizing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa
Author: Clark, Sharri R
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9780873652155
Record created on 05/24/2017
Description: Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 362pp., 789 color illus.

Summary: After more than eighty years of international research on the Indus Civilization, this geographically extensive ancient society remains deeply enigmatic. With no known monumental art or deciphered texts, the largest category of representational art recovered from many Indus sites is terracotta figurines. In this detailed research report, archaeologist Sharri R. Clark examines and recontextualizes a rich and diverse corpus of hundreds of figurines from the urban site of Harappa (ca. 3300–1700 BC) to reveal new information about Indus ideology and society. The hand-modeled figurines—including anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, fantastic creatures such as unicorns, and special forms with wheels or movable parts—served as a medium of communication and exchange that reflects underlying structures of Indus society and cultural change. The author focuses on the figurines as artifacts whose “social lives” can be at least partially reconstructed through systematic analysis of stylistic and technological attributes and spatial and temporal contexts. Comparisons with ethnographic data, historic texts, and contemporaneous ancient societies enrich and inform the groundbreaking interpretations. Lavishly illustrated, the volume includes an extensive database on disk. (Papers of the Peabody Museum, 86)

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Item Number: 144815
Title: The American Dream: pop to the present
Author: Coppel, Stephen (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780500239605
Record created on 03/14/2017
Description: New York-London: Thames and Hudson, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 332pp., 350 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at The British Museum, London.

Summary: The American Dream: pop to the present, published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, presents an overview of the development of American printmaking since 1960, paying particular attention to such key figures as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ed Ruscha as well as Louise Bourgeois, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu. With more than 200 key works by nearly seventy artists, this fully illustrated publication traces the creative momentum in American printmaking over the past six decades—from the moment pop art burst onto the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s, the rise of minimalism, conceptual art, and photorealism in the 1970s, to the different responses of artists working today. Using innovative techniques and appealing to a wide audience, American printmaking was the ideal medium to express the USA’s power and influence, and to highlight contentious issues such as race, AIDS, and feminism.

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Item Number: 145489
Title: Early Indian Metallurgy: The Production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India
Author: Craddock, P.T. (et al)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781909492516
Record created on 05/02/2017
Description: London: Archetype, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 266pp., 160 color, 87 b&w illus.

Summary: Most studies of ancient technology have hitherto been based on the civilisations of the Mediterranean and Middle East, especially those of Egypt, Greece and Rome. In this volume the extraordinarily well preserved remains at three major mining and metal production sites in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan (Agucha, Dariba and Zawar) were revealed. At these sites, by survey and archaeological excavation, the authors, studied the long-term development of mining and smelting activity over 3000 years. At Dariba and Agucha silver was mined by the Mauryan Empire on a colossal scale over 2,000 years ago. At Zawar the Mauryan mines seem to have produced mainly zinc oxide, but in the Medieval period zinc metal was produced by advanced processes of high temperature distillation, almost certainly the earliest commercial zinc production in the world. Here the laboratory processes described in the early Indian scientific works were developed into major industrial processes, the birth of chemical industry at least 500 years before similar developments began in Europe. The authors also analyse the decline and rebirth of extractive metallurgy in India.

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Item Number: 145162
Title: Reynolda: Her Muses, Her Stories
Author: Curry, David Park (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780998681726
Record created on 04/10/2017
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Description: Winson-Salem: Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 130 color plates.

Summary: Reynolda: Her Muses, Her Stories is your invitation to explore Reynolda House Museum of American Art, North Carolina's nationally acclaimed art museum showcasing paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts in the restored 1917 home of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds and his wife, Katharine. Their sixty-four-room bungalow sits at the center of an estate that beckons thousands of visitors each year to its formal gardens, meadows, woodlands, shops, and restaurants. In this volume, David Park Curry has captured the essence of Reynolda House Museum of American Art through a lavishly illustrated essay that blends Reynolda's fifty years as a beloved family home with her second life as a museum of American art. Using the lenses of time, landscape, home, social context, history, and memory, Curry connects you to the remarkable place called Reynolda. Highlighting the fascinating—and often surprising—stories of the myriad ways signature works of art came into this stellar collection, Martha R. Severens offers insights about the artists, writers, donors, and, most importantly, the Museum's founder, Barbara Babcock Millhouse. Each of the eighty concise essays is afforded a generous two-page layout which includes a full-page, color image. This beautifully illustrated book takes you through an American place and an American collection. Consider it your personal tour with behind-the-scenes access to all the stories you might wish to learn, but cannot, in the limited span of a single visit to this Museum.

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Item Number: 145728
Title: JAN DE BRAIJ (1626/1627-1697) Schilder en architect
Author: Giltaij, Jeroen
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9789462582064
Record created on 05/19/2017
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 416pp., ca. 250 color illus. Dutch text.
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Item Number: 142369
Title: The Ancient Rose of Pompeii
Author: De Carolis, Ernesto (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788891311351
Record created on 07/22/2016
Description: Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 96pp. illus. English text.

Summary: The double red rose is without a doubt the species most commonly found in ancient Pompeii, both in terms of pictorial representation and mentions by classic authors. It has been variously identified, in the past, as a plant related to the Gallic rose. But can we exclude the contribution of an Oriental rose in a red, reflowering and fragranced rose? The peach (Prunus persica) was widely cultivated in Italy in Roman times; it was originally a species of Chinese origin that the Romans discovered upon arrival in Persia, where it had been introduced some time before. Might the Ancient Rose of Pompeii not have travelled the same path? Currently these are hypotheses that require closer examination, but it is certainly possible to solve the mystery.

Contents: Mythical aspects and portrayal of the rose in Vesuvian painting ; The painting technique - Rose perfume - Roses, botany and mankind ; The rose - traditions, secrets and magic in the shadow of Vesuvius ; La Rosa Antica di Pompei Association. (Pompeii - Thematic Guides, 5)

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Item Number: 144648
Title: Murder in Renaissance Italy
Author: Dean, Trevor ; Kate Lowe (eds)
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781107136649
Record created on 02/20/2017
Available August 2017
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, ca. 330pp.

Contents; 1. The first murder - the representation of Cain and Abel in Bologna, Florence and Bergamo Scott Nethersole. 2. Knives and poisons - stereotypes of male vendetta and female perfidy in late Medieval Sicily, 1293-1460 Henri Bresc. 3. A daughter-killing digested, and accepted (Sabine district of Rome, 1563 to 1566) Thomas V. Cohen. 4. Eight varieties of homicide - Bologna in the 1340s and 1440s Trevor Dean. 5. Homicide in a culture of hatred - Bologna, 1352-1420 Sarah Rubin Blanshei. 6. Truths and lies of a renaissance murder - Duke Alessandro de' Medici's death between history, narrative and memory Stefano Dall'Aglio. 7. 'O Facinus Inauditum' (O horrendous crime) - anthropophagy in Renaissance Milan Silvio Leydi. 8. Murder ballads - singing, hearing, writing and reading about murder in Renaissance Italy Rosa Salzberg and Massimo Rospocher. 9. Redrawing the line between murder and suicide in Renaissance Italy Kate Lowe. 10. Violent conflicts and murder involving Jews in Renaissance Italy Anna Esposito. 11. Poison and poisoning in Renaissance Italy Alessandro Pastore. 12. Mass murder in sacks during the Italian wars, 1494-1559 Stephen Bowd. 13. Legal homicide - the death penalty in the Italian Renaissance Enrica Guerra. 14. Butchers as murderers in Renaissance Italy C. D. Dickerson, III.

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Item Number: 145764
Title: ANDY DENZLER : Fragmented Identity
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ISBN: 9788862085595
Record created on 05/23/2017
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Description: Bologma: Damiani, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 216pp., 105 color illus. English text.

Summary: Swiss artist Andy Denzler (born 1965) creates work that responds to traditional portrait and interior painting through an expressive and multilayered application of paint and the subsequent removal thereof, shifting the image into something surreal and seemingly transient. Fragmented Identity examines Denzler’s works from the past seven years.

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Item Number: 145739
Title: American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries
Author: Doss, Erika
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780199364787
Record created on 05/22/2017
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 424pp. illus.

Summary: American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries charts the evolution of American art from the 1890s through today. Guided by three main themes--modernism, migration, and mobility--the text highlights the production, dissemination, and consumption of modern and contemporary American art in various settings. Erika Doss explores a wide range of media within cultural, economic, political, social, and theoretical contexts and considers the varied styles, cultures, identities, and geographies that constitute American art in order to add definition to the broader concept of "America".

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Item Number: 145794
Title: Some Aesthetic Decisions: A Centenary Celebration of MARCEL DUCHAMP's Fountain
Author: Clearwater, Bonnie (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788857234793
Record created on 05/25/2017
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Description: Milan: Skira, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 96pp. illus. Exhibition held at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale.

Summary: Some Aesthetic Decisions is an exhibition featuring works by artists that explore issues of beauty, value, and judgment. One hundred years ago, Dada artist Marcel Duchamp forever changed the nature of art by anonymously submitting Fountain in 1917, a porcelain urinal signed “R. Mutt” as an artwork to the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York. The show organizers’ rejection of Fountain ignited a controversy that persists today about the definition of art and who gets to pass judgment.

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Item Number: 145763
Title: JIMMIE DURHAM : God's Children, God's Poems
Author: Munder, Heike (ed)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783037644980
Record created on 05/23/2017
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Description: Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 124pp., 50 illus. Exhibition held at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.

Summary: In the work of Jimmie Durham (b. 1940 in Washington, Arkansas), the examination of societal and political topics, but also the issue of the representation of civilising values, historicity and societal identity, are of central importance. His installations and sculptures reflect on the status of the object between civilizing fetish and artwork, and are metaphors for the sometimes complex and problematic encounters between the human being, technology and nature, from different cultural perspectives. Durham became internationally famous in the 1980s for his sculptures made from materials like wood, stone, and the bones and skulls of animals, with which he frequently thematised the incorporation of Native American elements into contemporary art, thus breaking down standardised visual languages and discourses. For the exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, in reference to these earlier works, Durham will realise a room-filling installation with a materiality that also addresses Durham's adopted home, Europe. Based on the skulls of the largest European animal breeds, the abstract life-size sculptures will challenge the binary rhetoric of artificial/natural, past/present and, not least, the Eurocentric norm of differentiation between art and craft. Durham is seen as one of the most important «artist's artists»: he has had a considerable influence on a generation of younger artists.

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Item Number: 143939
Title: JIMMIE DURHAM
Author: Snauwaert, Dirk (et al)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9780714874012
Record created on 12/07/2016
Description: London-New York: Phaidon, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus. Revised and expanded edition.

Summary: An updated edition of the first - and still most authoritative - book on the legendary American iconoclast. Twenty years ago, Phaidon published what has become the definitive study of Arkansas-born Jimmie Durham's career. This highly anticipated new edition brings this important book up to date, tracing his remarkable life from his experiences in the US, Mexico, and Europe - including his early involvement with the American Indian Movement - to his most recent output. It presents a full assessment of his sculptures, performances, wall-based collages, and ersatz ethnographic displays, that deliver ironic assaults on the colonizing procedures of Western culture.

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Item Number: 145762
Title: FRIEDEL DZUBAS : The Size of Life
Author: Lewy, Patricia L
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788857232805
Record created on 05/23/2017
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Description: Milan: Skira, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus.

Summary: The first scholarly monograph dedicated to artist Friedel Dzubas. Friedel Dzubas (1915–1994) was one of the strongest abstract painters of his time. There has for a long time been a need for a serious study of Dzubas’s art, one that would be deeply researched, would throw new light on his formative experiences and intermittent crises, would understand his involvement with certain art of the past (in particular the great eighteenth-century master G. B. Tiepolo), be cognizant of the critical literature, and, most important, would give his highly original paintings the close and sustained attention they deserve. Thanks to this important and richly illustrated monograph, Dzubas stands revealed as a figure not just of depth and fascination but also of significant achievement.

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Item Number: 145725
Title: ROE ETHRIDGE : American Spirit Catalogue
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Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781942607670
Record created on 05/19/2017
Description: New York: Karma, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 72pp., 39 color images.

Summary: In American Spirit, New York–based conceptual photographer Roe Ethridge (born 1969) presents an unabashedly gorgeous collection of mountainous vistas and meta-advertising spreads that riff on the name of the eponymous cigarette brand. Wide-open views of Western peaks are interspersed with close-shot portraits, still lifes and consumer imagery, a Manifest Destiny atlas for the post-internet era.

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Item Number: 145791
Title: Making Space: Women Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970
Author: Figura, Starr ; Sarah Hermanson Meister,
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781633450479
Record created on 05/25/2017
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 200pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features nearly 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics by more than 50 artists. Within a trajectory that is at once loosely chronological and synchronous, it includes works that range from the boldly gestural canvases of Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell; the radical geometries by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Gego; and the reductive abstractions of Agnes Martin, Anne Truitt, and Jo Baer; to the fiber weavings of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney; and the process-oriented sculptures of Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse. The exhibition will also feature many little-known treasures such as collages by Anne Ryan, photographs by Gertrudes Altschul, and recent acquisitions on view for the first time at MoMA by Ruth Asawa, Carol Rama, and Alma Woodsey Thomas.

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Item Number: 144108
Title: FINK on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s by Larry Fink
Author: Moore, Kevin
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788862085151
Record created on 12/26/2016
Description: Bologna: Damiani, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 128pp. illus.

Summary: Fink on Warhol collects photographs of Andy Warhol and his tribe taken within a time span of just four or five days in the spring of 1966 by Fink, working on assignment for the literary magazine East Side Review, alongside other photos of Warhol from this period. “The story was about Andy,” explained Shepard Sherbell, the magazine’s editor. “In 1966, everything was about Andy.” The East Side Review closed before Fink’s photographs ran; they are published here for the first time. “It was a larky shoot,” says Fink of the photos. “Spontaneous.” Shooting Warhol, Ingrid Superstar, Lou Reed, John Cale, Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga on the Lower East Side, Fink shared the era’s attraction to the gang’s inimitable style and charisma. In the 50 intervening years, it never dawned on Fink that the photos had never been released. “I was high all the time back then,” he says. “And I wasn’t a careerist. So I didn’t think I needed to get them published. Then this year they turn up. And everybody goes: ‘Well, look at this shit’”.

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Item Number: 145724
Title: URS FISCHER : Phantom Paintings Catalogue
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ISBN: 9780996413022
Record created on 05/19/2017
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Description: New York: Gagosian, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 168pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
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Item Number: 145743
Title: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Surviving the Great Fire of London
Author: Forsyth, Hazel
Price: $29.50
ISBN: 9781784537487
Record created on 05/22/2017
Description: London: I.B. Tauris, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 155 color illus.

Summary: Hazel Forsyth delvesin to never-before-studied primary sources to shed light on thedramatic aftermath of the disaster and reveal the very personalstories of the people who pieced their lives together in its wake. Bydocumenting the tradesmen, from apothecaries and chandlers toshoemakers and watchmakers, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Makertells a story of loss and resilience and illuminates how the citywe know today rose from the ashes. Beautifully illustrated withexquisite fabrics, candle snuffers and other fascinating imagesassociated with the trades of the time, we are treated to a visualfeast, an evocative reminder of life before and after the Great Fire.

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Item Number: 145732
Title: E. CHARLTON FORTUNE : The Colorful Spirit
Author: Shields, Scott A. ; Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Julianne
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780764979118
Record created on 05/19/2017
Available September 2017, further details forthcoming
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Description: Portland: Pomegranate Communications, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, illus. Exhibition held at Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Summary: California artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) came of age in the early twentieth century during the advent of the New Woman, a time when women pushed the boundaries of what was expected of them and challenged the status quo. Fortune, unmarried and of independent spirit, often rode her bicycle carrying her painting supplies to paint in plein air. The resulting landscapes were not delicate, soft, or feminine but bold and vigorous and were often thought to have been painted by a man. Known as an Impressionist and even Post-Impressionist, Fortune frequently painted the Monterey Peninsula and the people who lived there. She also spent a good deal of time abroad, both as a child at her family's home in Scotland and while traveling in Europe as an artist and settling for extended periods in St. Ives, England, and Saint-Tropez, France. In 1931, Fortune announced that she was giving up landscape painting to devote herself entirely to ecclesiastical design. As a lifelong Roman Catholic and founder of the Monterey Guild, she directed the guild members' considerable skills to the creation of art and furnishings for Catholic churches. Following her exacting standards and her studious interpretation of liturgical correctness, their work transformed more than seventy churches.

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Item Number: 144626
Title: Automata
Author: Foulkes, Nicholas
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9782365111348
Record created on 02/17/2017
Description: Paris: Xavier Barral, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 320pp., 160 color illus.

Summary: Richly illustrated with etchings, manuscripts, and old documents, this book retraces the epic tale of the automaton from ancient times up to the present day. From the earliest civilizations, the necessity of measuring time was developed in order to organize social life. Since then, in the major European cities, automata have inhabited astronomical clocks that chime on the hour, punctuating the day. Wondrous objects that are at once scientific and magical, these clocks testify to the technical research and inventiveness of their designers. In 1675, the astronomer and mathematician Christian Huygens invented the spiral spring that would play a leading role in the development of smaller and more precise watches, with highly complex mechanisms. The creation of more complicated wheelwork and the use of extremely meticulous spiral springs gave free rein to clockmakers’ imaginations, who invented animated objects that fascinated philosophers and scientists alike. Doctors, thespians and thinkers of the modern world all saw these increasingly lifelike automata: wonderful simulacra of life. These articulated figurines were to inspire thought, science, literature, the performing arts and more. Continuing this tradition, the house of Van Cleef & Arpels has harnessed all of its designers’ talents to create an exceptional automaton: a fairy, whose movement celebrate the art of the inventors of past centuries. Immersed in its designer’s studio, the reader sees an automaton come to life. Automata is the most substantial survey of this popular topic currently available.

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Item Number: 145824
Title: Critical Mass : Moscow Art Magazine 1993–2017
Author: Fowle, Kate (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788090671423
Record created on 05/26/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: Moscow: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 370pp., 100 color, 50 b&w illus.

Summary: With the launch of Moscow Art Magazine in 1993, curator and critic Viktor Misiano gave readers access to a rich variety of theory, criticism and artists’ texts by Russian and international writers. It is the only independent art journal in Russia which has weathered the country’s economic crises and continued to publish innovative, at times challenging art writing up to the present day. Arranged thematically, texts range from the hopeful manifestos of the early 1990s after the breakup of the Soviet Union, to the angry, politically engaged art of the 2010s.

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Item Number: 145718
Title: Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art
Author: Fox, William ; Dan Torop
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781889282336
Record created on 05/19/2017
Description: Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 76pp. illus.

Summary: Curator Jeff Beekman states that Land Art, one of the seminal movements beginning in the late-1960s was largely born out of a frustration with the growing commercialization of the art world and the limitations of the traditional “white cube” gallery. At its core this movement sought to tie together artwork and the landscape into which the works were inextricably merged. The most well-known early examples took the form of dramatic interventions into the landscapes of primarily the American Southwest. What has emerged since the formative years has become a sophisticated and varied extension of the discussions of the early practitioners. This movement has grown to encompass issues of ecology and sustainability, an exploration of how human and natural forces have shaped one another in historical and contemporary landscapes, and an exploration of past approaches to the mythologies we have about land, particularly as it relates to the concept of manifest destiny and borders.

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Item Number: 145756
Title: Building Yanhuitlan : Art, Politics, and Religion in the Mixteca Alta since 1500
Author: Frassani, Alessia
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780806157566
Record created on 05/23/2017
Available October 2017
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Description: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Through years of fieldwork in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, art historian and archaeologist Alessia Frassani formulated a compelling question: How did Mesoamerican society maintain its distinctive cultural heritage despite colonization by the Spanish? In Building Yanhuitlan, she focuses on an imposing structure—a sixteenth-century Dominican monastery complex in the village of Yanhuitlan. For centuries, the buildings have served a central role in the village landscape and the lives of its people. Ostensibly, there is nothing indigenous about the complex or the artwork inside. So how does such a place fit within the Mixteca, where Frassani acknowledges a continuity of indigenous culture in the towns, plazas, markets, churches, and rural surroundings? To understand the monastery complex—and Mesoamerican cultural heritage in the wake of conquest—Frassani calls for a shifting definition of indigenous identity, one that acknowledges the ways indigenous peoples actively took part in the development of post-conquest Mesoamerican culture. Frassani relates the history of Yanhuitlan by examining the rich store of art and architecture in the town’s church and convent, bolstering her account with more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations. She presents the first two centuries of the church complex’s construction works, maintenance, and decorations as the product of cultural, political, and economic negotiation between Mixtec caciques, Spanish encomenderos, and Dominican friars. The author then ties the village’s present-day religious celebrations to the colonial past, and traces the cult of specific images through these celebrations’ history. Cultural artifacts, Frassani demonstrates, do not need pre-Hispanic origins to be considered genuinely Mesoamerican—the processes attached to their appropriation are more meaningful than their having any pre-Hispanic past. Based on original and unpublished documents and punctuated with stunning photography, Building Yanhuitlan combines archival and ethnographic work with visual analysis to make an innovative statement regarding artistic forms and to tell the story of a remarkable community.

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