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New titles week of 09/17/18: Found 52 titles
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Item Number: 148547
Title: HILMA AF KLINT : Notes and Methods
Author: Af Klint, Hilma ; Iris Müller-Westermann (intro., commentary)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780226591933
Record created on 03/29/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 288pp., 300 color plates.

Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves “The Five,” began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint’s abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

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Item Number: 148838
Title: The Pittas Collection, Vol. III: Mythological Paintings and Sculptures
Author: Andronikou, Anthi ; Peter Humfrey
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 978887463977
Record created on 05/01/18
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, ca. 480pp., 300 color illus. English text.

Artists include: Sebastiano Conca, Jean-Baptiste Huet, Jean Souverbie, Marcantonio Raimondi, Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, Luca Cambiaso, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Jacopo Amigoni, Massimiliano Soldani Benzi, Pierre Le Faguays, Marie-Abraham Rosalbin de Buncey, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, Sebastiano Ricci, Jean-Jacques Henner, Émile Bernard, Giovanni della Robbia, Giorgio de Chirico.

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Item Number: 146477
Title: Palmyra : Mirage in the Desert
Author: Aruz, Joan (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781588396310
Record created on 08/14/17
Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 160pp., 132 illus.

Summary: In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragic headline news in 2015, when it was overtaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which destroyed many of its monuments and artifacts. The essays in this book include new scholarship on Palmyra’s origins and evolution as well as developments from both before and after its damage by ISIS, providing new information that will be relevant to current and future generations of art historians and archaeologists. The book also includes a moving tribute by Waleed Khaled al-Asa’ad to his father, Khaled al-Asa’ad, the Syrian archaeologist, who was the head of antiquities and curator at Palmyra, who was brutally murdered by ISIS in 2015 for defending the site.

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Item Number: 148603
Title: Italy and Early Medieval Europe : Papers for Chris Wickham
Author: Balzaretti, Ross (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9780198777601
Record created on 04/06/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 592pp., 34 b&w illus.

Contents: Italy and the Early Middle Ages: a Journey through Time and Space, Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow and Patricia Skinner ; Chris - An Appreciation, Janet Nelson ; Lodare 'il Wickham', Cristina La Rocca. 1. Social Cohesion, Breaks and Transformations in Italy, 535-600, Walter Pohl. 2. The Roman Origins of the Northumbrian Kingdom, Ian Wood. 3. Langobardi in the Sixth Century without Paulus Diaconus, Patrick Geary. 4. Boni homini in Northern Iberia: a Particularity that Raises some General Questions, Wendy Davies. 5. Gender and the Gift: the Giving and Receiving of Women in Early Medieval England, Pauline Stafford. 6. Still Fussing about Feudalism, Susan Reynolds. 7. Travail, Salaire et Pauvrete au Moyen Age, Laurent Feller. 8. Bastard Feudalism and the Framing of Thirteenth-Century England, Peter Cross. 9. Changing Rural Settlements in the Early Middle Ages in Central and northern Italy: Towards the Centralization of Rural Property, Marco Valenti. 10. Between the City and the Countryside: the Aristocracy in the March of Tuscia (late tenth - early twelfth centuries), Maria Elena Cortese. 11. Riflessioni sulle Economie dei Secoli X e XI: Palermo e Roma a Confronto, Alessandra Molinari. 12. Reframing Norman Italy, Sandro Carocci. 13. Labour Services and Peasant Obligations in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Southern Italy, Graham A. Loud. 14. An Arena of Abuses and Competing Powers: Rome in Cassiodorus', Cristina La Rocca. 15. Topographic Memory, Lisa Fentress. 16. The Damnatio Memoriae of Pope Constantine II (767-768), Rosamond McKitterick. 17. Fame and its Vagaries in the Middle Ages, Antonio Sennis. 18. Archives and Social Change in Italy, c.900-1100: the Evidence of Dispute Notices, Marios Costambeys. 19. Disputed Possession, Legal Process and Memory in Thirteenth-Century Lombardy: the case of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227), Edward Coleman. 20. 'To Destroy a City so Great and Remarkable': Lamentation, Panegyric and the Idea of the Medieval City, Paul Oldfield. 21. 'Framing' and Lighting: Another Angle on Transition, Paul Fouracre. 22. Lands and Lights in Early Medieval Rome, Joanna Story. 23. Garden Cities in Medieval Italy, Caroline Goodson. 24. Chestnuts in Charters: Evidence for Specialised Production in Tenth-Century Genoa and Milan, Ross Balzaretti. 25. The 'Life Aquatic' on Athos in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, Rosemary Morris. 26. Public Powers, Private Powers and the Exploitation of Metals for Coinage: the Case of Medieval Tuscany, Giovanna Bianchi. 27. Coinage and the Tributary Mode of Production, Eduardo Manzano Moreno. 28. Comparing Medieval Iceland with Other Regions: Problems and Possibilities, Chris Callow. 29. Early Medieval Wales and Calabria: a Mountain of Problems?, Patricia Skinner. 30. Devozione longobarda, Paolo Delongu. 31. Cursing and Curing, or The Practice of Christianity in Eighth-Century Rome, Julia Smith. 32. Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Views on Islam and on Jih?d, c.900 CE: a Papal Connection?, John Haldon. 33. The Two Republics: Ecclesia and the Public Domain in the Carolingian World, Mayke de Jong. 34. Developing Definitions of Reform in the Church in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, Julia Barrow. 35. Memory, Gift and Politics: Matilda of Tuscany and her Donations to St Peter, Regine Le Jan. 36. Como and Padua, Frances Andrews. (The Past and Present Book Series)

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Item Number: 149486
Title: ALPHONSE BERNOUD pioniere della fotografia : luoghi persone eventi
Author: Speranza, Fabio
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9788856906387
Record created on 09/03/18
Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., ca. 200 images. Exhibition held at Museo di San Martino, Napoli.

Summary: Pioniere del fotoreportage, noto tra l'altro per le sue immagini del 1857 sul terremoto in Basilicata, Alphonse Bernoud, ha lavorato soprattutto in italia, dove rimane - a tutt'oggi - più famoso che nel suo paese di origine. Artista d'avanguardia - per il suo carattere tanto innovativo, per la sua grande diversità e per il suo interesse sia sul piano artistico che da un punto di vista storico - si inserisce nella prestigiosa stirpe degli inventori-creatori avviata da Nicéphore Niépce e Louis Daguerre assumendo un ruolo peculiare nella storia della fotografia.

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Item Number: 147647
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL : The Complete Works
Author: Muller, Jurgen ; Thomas Schauerte
Price: $200.00
ISBN: 9783836556897
Record created on 12/16/17
Description: Köln: Taschen, 2018. 39cm., hardcover, 492pp. prof. illus.

Summary: The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content. Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels. This monograph is a testament to Bruegel's enlightenment as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the Catholic Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions. This XXL-sized collection gathers all 39 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 etchings, each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel's time. We discover how, in spite of his early death, Bruegel's work revealed a development against the tide of the Italian Renaissance. Surviving satirical verses and critical motifs illustrate the divide with his Rome-oriented fellow artists, admirers of Michelangelo and Raphael.

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Item Number: 149550
Title: Conversation Pieces: The World of BRUEGEL
Author: Van Dongen, Alexandra (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9789492677693
Record created on 09/18/18
Available January 2019
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Description: Veurne: Cannibal Publishing, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: In 2019, it will be 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569). To mark this anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is organising the first ever retrospective of Bruegel’s work, while The World of Bruegel will be shown in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. The two institutions are joining forces to bring Bruegel’s masterpiece Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) to life. An important key in this respect are the numerous everyday objects that are depicted in the painting. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the props that Bruegel depicted have been examined and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. The authors allow the objects to speak for themselves, preceded by an introductory essay by curator Sabine Pénot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Just as Bruegel’s paintings were ‘conversation pieces’ in their day, intended to trigger a discussion between guests during dinners, this book presents a three-way conversation about Battle Between Carnival and Lent through Bruegel realia, in which art history (Katrien Lichtert), historical design (Alexandra van Dongen and Lucinda Timmermans) and literature (Abdelkader Benali) enter into a dialogue. In A Conversation Piece, the authors reveal the humour, symbolism, imagery and hidden stories behind the everyday objects in the painting.

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Item Number: 149536
Title: ARNOLD BÖCKLIN : Atti dei convegni commemorativi del 190° anniversario della nascita 16 ottobre 1827
Author: Casaglia, Gianfranco (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788869954481
Record created on 09/14/18
Available October 2018
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Description: Pisa: Pacini, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 240pp., 150 illus.

Contents: Arnold Böcklin a Firenze- i luoghi, Gianfranco Casaglia ; II grande dio Pan non è morto- la riscoperta del panismo nella pittura di Arnold Böcklin, Eleonora Cavallini ; Mitografia e immaginario nell' opera di Arnold Böcklin, Giovanni Matteo Guidetti ; Arnold Böcklin in Europa e in Italia, Silvia Garinei ; L'ascendente di Arnold Böcklin sull'arte mitteleuropea a cavallo fra ottocento e novecento, Maria Donata Spadolini ; Appunti collegati con la comunicazione del prof. Enrico Ghidetti a Fiesole- Variazioni letterarie sull' Isola dei morti, Gian.franco Casaglia ; Böcklin e i tedeschi di Forte dei Marmi, Tessa Nardini, Stefania Neri ; La rappresentazione della natura e degli animali nell'opera di Arnold Böcklin- fra simbolismo e positivismo, Marco Masseti ; La figura e l'opera di Böcklin nelle riviste culturali italiane fra otto e novecento, Joel F Vaucher-de-la-Croix ; I Vermehren e i Bruckmann a Forte dei Marmi, Lucia Borghese Bruschi, Anna Mieli ; Otto Vermehren (1861-1917). L' lsola dei morti d' apres Arnold Böcklin, Bernardo Falconi ; Böcklin "artista lette rario" nella critica italiana contemporanea, Silvia Garinei. APPENDICI - I-Arnold Böcklin. Un film di Bernhard Raith II-Emico Pea e Arnold Böcklin III-Arnold Böcklin e Isolde Kurz.

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Item Number: 146525
Title: Soli Deo Gloria : JOHANN BÖHM (1595–1667) und die westsächsische Bildhauerkunst zwischen Manierismus und Barock
Author: Vogel, Gerd-Helge (ed)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9783867322683
Record created on 08/17/17
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Description: Berlin: Lukas, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 214p. , 265 illus., most in color.

Summary: Johann Böhm, der in Schneeberg eine über drei Generationen hinweg florierende eigene Werkstatt begründete, war einer der einflussreichsten Bildhauer des Frühbarocks im westsächsischen Raum. Anlässlich seines 350. Todestags fand in Böhms Geburtsstadt Hartenstein im Erzgebirge ein Symposium zu seinem Leben und Wirken statt. In dem daraus hervorgegangenen Tagungsband betrachten sechs namhafte Kunstwissenschaftler aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln Persönlichkeit und Schaffen dieses Schöpfers zahlreicher Werke hauptsächlich der Sakralkunst. Sie beleuchten das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort sowie die soziokulturellen Bedingungen seiner Lehr- und Ausbildungszeit in Freiberg, Magdeburg, Leipzig und Dresden, aber auch die honorigen Auftraggeber aus der westsächsisch-ostthüringischen Region, die sich der Werke Johann Böhms zur Selbstrepräsentation und zu ihrem Nachruhm bedienten: Die im »SOLI DEO GLORIA« zum Ausdruck gebrachte »Gottesehre« war immer auch mit weltlichen Interessen verknüpft. Versucht wird nichts weniger als eine Neubewertung von Johann Böhms künstlerischem Werk. Die erste monographische Publikation untersucht das familiäre Umfeld am Geburtsort und illustriert zugleich das seinerzeit hohe Niveau der westsächsischen Bildhauerkunst. Hier entfaltete sich ein neben Magdeburg, Leipzig oder Dresden unabhängiges künstlerisches Zentrum, das eigene ästhetische Akzente zu setzen vermochte.

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Item Number: 149500
Title: Opere d’arte prese in Italia : nel corso della campagna napoleonica (1796-1814) e riprese da ANTONIO CANOVA nel 1815 : Oeuvres d'art prises en Italie pendanta la campagne napoleonienne 1796-1814 et repris par Antonio Canova en 1815
Author: Emiliani, Andrea ; Michel Laclotte
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788897550560
Record created on 09/10/18
Description: Bologna-Faenza: Accademia Clementina, Carta Bianca, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 343pp. illus.

Summary: Nel 1996 Mlle Gilberte Emile-Male già Direttore del Gabinetto di Restauro del Louvre, dona all'allora presidente dell'Accademia Clementina di Bologna, Andrea Emiliani, un importante lavoro di ricerca e di compilazione del prezioso Inventario-Catalogo delle Opere d'arte prelevate in Italia tra il 1796 ed il 1814. Forse non tutti ricordano che lo scultore Antonio Canova, nel giugno 1815, dopo la sconfitta di Napoleone a Waterloo, giunse dall'Italia con l'intento di ricomporre almeno parte del patrimonio artistico della Chiesa di Roma. Le trattative difficili con Vivant-Denon e con alcuni tra gli Alleati, si conclusero tuttavia con il felicissimo risultato di ottenere il ritorno di circa 350 oggetti d'arte. A quel punto, Canova stesso, si rese conto della dolorosa mancanza di capitali atti a sostenere le spese non indifferenti del ritorno in Italia. Il generale H.R. Wellington, comandante dell'Alleanza e vincitore della battaglia di Waterloo felice dei risultati tanto impegnativi per la nazione, decise di finanziare personalmente l'operazione. E alla fine dell'anno 1815 le opere bolognesi erano esposte nella chiesa dello Spirito Santo sita in via de' Gombruti.

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Item Number: 142839
Title: The Pittas Collection, Vol. II
Author: Casu, Stefano G. (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978887463182
Record created on 09/06/16
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., ca. 80 color, 60 b&w illus.

Summary: Il volume rappresenta il secondo capitolo dell’importante collezione di arte antica e rinascimentale Pittas, che offre un intenso panorama dell’arte italiana tra il XII e il XVI secolo. Il volume si divide stavolta in due sezioni, dove accanto alle opere di pittura analizzate da Stefano G. Casu, troviamo le sculture, con le schede curate da Gabrielle Fattorini e Linda Pisani. Anche in questa occasione troviamo opere note alla letteratura artistica vicine ad altre inedite o appena conosciute all’interno ristretta cerchia degli specialisti. Nella collezione spiccano dipinti di Bernardo Daddi, Jacopo del Casentino, Giovanni di Pietro detto Lo Spagna, Orazio Riminaldi, Paolo Veronese e Vincenzo Civerchio, mentre la scultura è rappresentata da autori dell’importanza di Giovanni della Robbia, Nanni di Bartolo, Alberto da Campione. Le schede critiche sono corredate da immagini a colori delle opere e bibliografi a completa.

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Item Number: 148350
Title: TOM CHAMBERS : Hearts and Bones
Author: Avedon, Elizabeth (intro)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781911604211
Record created on 03/15/18
Description: London: Unicorn Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 208pp., 115 color images.

Summary: For over twenty-five years Tom Chambers has been telling stories through photomontages. These stunning images, blending the everyday with the fantastic, are inspired largely by travel in places as varied as American west, New England, Mexico, Italy, and Iceland. Chambers uses photomontage to present unspoken stories that illustrate fleeting moments in time and are known for being extremely evocative, eliciting feelings ranging from tranquility to turbulence—and all the points in between. Through his intentional use of magical realism, Chamber’s photomontages look believable, but improbable. Each, in fact, has been carefully constructed, using both planned images and ones that unexpectedly enhance the story he wishes to tell. Through such techniques Chambers moves beyond documentation of the present in order to fuse reality and fantasy into musings about the possibilities of the future. Hearts and Bones is the first comprehensive collection of Chambers's work. More than one hundred color photomontages are included in this volume, spanning his entire career.

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Item Number: 148242
Title: Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One
Author: Chambers, Emma
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 9781849765671
Record created on 03/02/18
Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 128pp., 100 color illus.

Summary: A remarkable study of responses to World War One in Britain, Germany, and France, this groundbreaking book is the first to examine the memorialization and the social and aesthetic impact of the Great War. It explores how memories of the conflict have been filtered through specific cultural forms and political agendas, ranging from memorial painting and sculpture to representations of the destruction of bodies and landscape, and new aesthetic developments in art that offered ways of critiquing and reimagining postwar society. From the presentation of wounded war veterans to critiques of postwar corruption and poverty, Aftermath seeks to broaden the examination of war and memory beyond the modernist canon to show how both traditional and avant-garde art formed part of this process.

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Item Number: 149223
Title: Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century
Author: Curatola, Giovanni
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788809872851
Record created on 06/26/18
Description: Firenze: Giunti, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 352pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. English text

Summary: This sumptuous exhibition of Islamic art is curated by Giovanni Curatola and organised by the Uffizi in partnership with the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the knowledge, exchange, dialogue and mutual influence that existed between the arts of East and West. It is the result of an international scholarly advisory board which has been working with dedication for two years to select the exhibits and to prepare the catalogue with essays rich in scientific and historical research, designed to illustrate the extremely important role that Florence played in interfaith and intercultural exchange between the 15th and the early 20th centuries, not to mention Florence's age-old interest in the Islamic world. The leading role in this joint venture by the Uffizi and the Bargello is played by Islamic art with its superb carpets, its damascened acquamaniles and vases, its enamelled glass, its rock crystal, its ivory and its lustreware.

Contents: G. Curatola, Florencee alla domaschina ; M. Spallanzani, Decorative Arts between Florence and the Near East during the Renaissance, A Dynamic Scenario ; C. Schmidt Arcangeli, Islamic Objects in the Florentine Art of the Renaissance - Fascination forr the Exotic Becomes the "Modern Manner" ; M. Marini, Levantine Ceramics imported to Florence in the Renaissance and their influence on Local Production ; C-P Haase, Islamic Metal Artifacts in Italy up to the 16th Century ; E. Gagliardi Mangilli, Florence and Islamic Fabrics ; A. Boralevi, Collecting Oriental Carpets in Florence ; C-P Haase, The Art of Books ; M. Merlo, Islamic Weapons in the Medici Armories ; A. Diana, The Collecting of Islamic Art in Florence in the 19th and 20th Centuries ; Works - Gallerie degli Uffizi ; Works - Museo Nazionale del Bargello ; Bibliography.

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Item Number: 149549
Title: Les Enluminures: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from the Middle Ages
Author: de Hamel, Christopher
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780997184273
Record created on 09/18/18
Available December 2018
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Description: London-New York: Holberton, Les Enluminures, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 144pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalogue explores four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books of Hours (the most famous medieval manuscripts of all), Biography (the unique legend of an Anglo-Saxon princess), and the History of Troy (the oldest chivalric story in European history). These are all manuscripts unknown on the market for at least eighty years. One of the four was last described in print in 1588; the others were last catalogued for sale in 1909, 1932 and 1938 respectively. All are richly illustrated, with a total of 133 miniatures between them, as well as hundreds of borders and illuminated animals and grotesques. Some of the finest artists of the period were responsible for the miniatures, and at least two of them likely issue directly from the greatest of European courts...

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Item Number: 149545
Title: I templi di Paestum : Tra restauro e manutenzione
Author: De Palma, Giovanna
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788849235661
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 368pp. illus. Includes CD-Rom.

Summary: Occuparsi oggi del restauro e della manutenzione dei Templi di Paestum vuol dire misurarsi con un passato importante, che ha visto interventi pionieristici sui monumenti dorici sin dagli inizi dell'Ottocento. Lo dimostrano, oltre al contributo di Marina Cipriani in questo volume, una tesi di dottorato recentemente discussa presso la facoltà di architettura dell'Università di Napoli Federico II da parte di Stefania Pollone, sotto la supervisione della prof.ssa Valentina Russo. Lo studio dei restauri storici fornisce spunti non solo per la storia dei monumenti stessi, ma anche per lo sviluppo di una scienza del restauro e di quelle che oggi si usano chiamare “buone pratiche”. Tra queste si annoverano lo studio scientifico del monumento, l'analisi dell'impatto statico, conservativo e visivo di eventuali interventi e la documentazione descrittiva e grafica di tutte le fasi del processo. L'intervento degli anni '90 del secolo scorso, curato dalla Soprintendenza in collaborazione con l'Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, si inserisce dunque in una tradizione illustre di sperimentazioni e innovazioni, nella quale tuttavia non mancano momenti di disinteresse, come ebbe a consta-tare Amedeo Maiuri negli anni '20. Per quanto fossero stati meritevoli ed efficaci gli interventi susseguitisi nel corso di due secoli, quello che spesso mancava era la programmazione di un piano di manutenzione continuativa, che avrebbe garantito la durabilità degli interventi stessi e allontanato il più possibile il momento in cui considerare l'esecuzione di una nuova ed ulteriore operazione di restauro. Perciò non è un aspetto secondario il fatto che l'ultimo intervento si sia concluso con la elabora-zione di un piano di manutenzione, la cui valenza economica è comprensibile e condivisibile in quanto opera nella durata dell'investimento e ne allunga notevolmente l'efficacia.

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Item Number: 149539
Title: The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language : "Il buono amore è di bellezza disio"
Author: Di Felice, Claudio ; Philiep Bossier ; Harald Hendrix
Price: $156.00
ISBN: 9789004388949
Record created on 09/17/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover.

Summary: Beauty is a central concept in the Italian cultural imagination throughout its history and in virtually all its manifestations. It particularly permeates the domains that have governed the construction of Italian identity: literature and language. The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language assesses this long tradition in a series of essays covering a wide chronological and thematic range, while crossing from historical linguistics to literary and cultural studies. It offers elements for reflection on cross-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, and demonstrates the power of beauty as a fundamental category beyond aesthetics.

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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
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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: 149372
Title: ARTEMISIA e i pittori del Conte : La collezione di Giangirolamo il Acquaviva D'Aragona
Author: Farina, Viviana (ed)
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9788894925128
Record created on 07/30/18
Description: Cava de' Tirreni: Areablu, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 327 color illus. Exhibition held at Castello e Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Conversano

Summary: I saggi introduttivi e le 59 schede di catalogo ripercorrono le vicende collezionistiche di Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d'Aragona, conte di Conversano, in Terra di Bari, feudatario di assoluto spicco politico nella Napoli di re Filippo IV di Spagna e animatore di una prestigiosa raccolta comprensiva di circa 500 oggetti d'arte principalmente riuniti nella carte principesca del castello normanno-svevo di Conversano, oggi sede dell'esposizione, ancora alla morte caduta nel 1665. L'inventario dei beni del 1666, preziosa fonte per i nomi degli artisti e i temi richiesti, guida la possibile riambientazione dello state originario della collezione. Artemisia Gentileschi, Paolo Finoglio, Guido Reni, Battistello Caracciolo, Massimo Stanzione, Cesare Fracanzano, questi i favoriti del conte, insieme con la pittura del '500 veneto e, possibilmente, con gli altri napoletani di successo tra caravaggismo e barocco: Carlo Sellitto, Jusepe de Ribera, Andrea Vaccaro e altri.

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Item Number: 148231
Title: JOHN GIBSON und Antonio Canova : Rezeption, Transfer, Inszenierung
Author: Frasca-Rath, Anna
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9783205202967
Record created on 03/01/18
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Description: Wien: Böhlau, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 450pp., 349 illus., several in color.

Summary: Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Rom war im 19. Jahrhundert das wichtigste Exportzentrum für Skulptur. Zahlreiche Bildhauerateliers bevölkerten die Innenstadt zwischen der Piazza del Popolo und der Piazza di Spagna. Neben den gefeiertsten Protagonisten Antonio Canova und Bertel Thorvaldsen nahm der Brite John Gibson dort über mehrere Jahrzehnte eine Führungsrolle ein. Das Buch widmet sich Gibsons Schlüsselfunktion in der römischen Künstlergemeinde und im künstlerischen Transfer zwischen Rom und London, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner hochreflektierten Inszenierungsstrategie als „letztem Canova Schüler“. Gibson war nicht nur der Mitbegründer der British Academy of Arts in Rome, gefeiertes Mitglied von elf internationalen Akademien sowie ein umtriebiger und hervorragend vernetzter Bildhauer, er war auch Juror der Great Exhibition von 1851 und belieferte sowohl den internationalen Hochadel als auch das aufstrebende Bürgertum. Er prägte durch den Export seiner Werke nach Großbritannien die dortige Skulptur über fast ein halbes Jahrhundert.

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Item Number: 149495
Title: CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GILLE 1805–1899 : Malerische Entdeckung der Natur
Author: Spitzer, Gerd
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9783731907674
Record created on 09/06/18
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 140 color, 41 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Villa Grisebach Berlin

Summary: Christian Friedrich Gille (1805–1899) blieb als Künstler zu Lebzeiten weitgehend unbekannt und starb nach fast siebeneinhalb Jahrzehnten unermüdlicher Tätigkeit in großer Armut. Die Zeitgenossen haben ihn kaum beachtet. Heute gilt er als einer der wegweisenden Landschaftsmaler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Gilles Anfänge liegen in der Epoche von Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus und Johan Christian Dahl, als dessen talentiertester Atelierschüler er seinen Weg begann. In gewisser Weise hat Gille eine Entwicklung konsequent zu Ende geführt, die in dem neuen Naturverhältnis der Romantik am Beginn des Jahrhunderts ihren Ausgangspunkt hatte und in seinen unkonventionellen Ölstu­dien vor der Natur, mit denen der Künstler subjektive Seherlebnisse unmittelbar in Malerei übersetzte, zur Moderne im späten 19. Jahrhundert hinführte.

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Item Number: 138913
Title: The Paintings of GUERCINO : A Revised and Expanded Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Turner, Nicholas
Price: $325.00
ISBN: 9788870030571
Record created on 11/23/15
Description: Rome: Ugo Bozzi, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 850pp., 210 color, 350 b&w illus., slipcased. Ugo Bozzi Editore is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of an updated edition of Luigi Salerno's I dipinti del Guercino (Rome, 1988). That book-written in close consultation with renowned Guercino authority Sir Denis Mahon-was the first monograph on the artist, but is now seriously out of date. The pace of research has quickened appreciably, as is clear from the torrent of recent books, exhibition catalogues and other publications on the artist. This new information needs to be collated and synthesized in one place. The revision, generously supported by the Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, has been undertaken by Nicholas Turner, who collaborated with the late Sir Denis for a decade from 1979 on the catalogue The Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle (Cambridge, 1989). A 200-page introduction, lavishly illustrated in colour, will cover topics central to a better understanding of Guercino's work. These include his ability to invent a constant stream of new figural poses and expressions, largely thanks to his time-saving practice of recycling favourite ideas from his immense archive of autograph drawings. Less well known is his frequent borrowing of figures from other artists, not only Italian, which he cleverly disguised to hide his source. The painter's activity as a portraitist will be addressed, with several important previously unknown works brought into consideration.

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

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

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

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Item Number: 148703
Title: The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist
Author: Howard, Christopher
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 9780262038461
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 400pp., 53 color, 82 b&w illus.

Summary: An examination of a 1970s Conceptual art project—advertisements for fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery—that hoodwinked the New York art world. From the summer of 1970 to March 1971, advertisements appeared in four leading art magazines— Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, and ARTnews—for a group show and six solo exhibitions at the Jean Freeman Gallery at 26 West Fifty-Seventh Street, in the heart of Manhattan's gallery district. As gallery goers soon discovered, this address did not exist—the street numbers went from 16 to 20 to 24 to 28—and neither did the art supposedly exhibited there. The ads were promoting fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery. The scheme, eventually exposed by a New York Times reporter, was concocted by the artist Terry Fugate-Wilcox as both work of art and critique of the art world. In this book, Christopher Howard brings this forgotten Conceptual art project back into view. Howard demonstrates that Fugate-Wilcox's project was an exceptionally clever embodiment of many important aspects of Conceptualism, incisively synthesizing the major aesthetic issues of its time—documentation and dematerialization, serialism and process, text and image, publishing and publicity. He puts the Jean Freeman Gallery in the context of other magazine-based work by Mel Bochner, Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, and Ed Ruscha, and compares the fictional artists' projects with actual Earthworks by Walter De Maria, Peter Hutchinson, Dennis Oppenheim, and more. Despite the deadpan perfection of the Jean Freeman Gallery project, the art establishment marginalized its creator, and the project itself was virtually erased from art history. Howard corrects these omissions, drawing on deep archival research, personal interviews, and investigation of fine-printed clues to shed new light on a New York art world mystery.

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Item Number: 149538
Title: JAKUCHU : Le Royaume coloré des etre vivants
Author: Moscatiello, Manuela ; Aya Ota
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9782759603961
Record created on 09/16/18
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Description: Paris: Paris Musees, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 76 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Petit Palais, Paris.

Summary: L'ouvrage invite à découvrir le chef-d'œuvre de Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), et trésor des collections impériales du Japon, présenté aujourd'hui pour la première fois en Europe. Figure singulière, peintre talentueux et prolifique de la période d'Edo, Jakuchu, originaire de Ky?to, est connu comme l'un des artistes excentriques, qui ne se lia à aucun mouvement artistique en particulier et créa un style tout à fait personnel. Né dans une famille de marchands de légumes depuis trois générations, contraint à assumer ses obligations filiales en reprenant le commerce familial, il attendit l'âge de quarante ans avant de pouvoir s'adonner enfin entièrement à la peinture. Les Images du royaume coloré des êtres vivants, ensemble monumental de trente rouleaux de soie peinte, réalisé sur presque une décennie, de 1758 à 1771, est l'un exemples les plus remarquables de la peinture japonaise du xviiie siècle. Ces compositions d'une extraordinaire virtuosité, constituent une étude attentive et rigoureuse de la flore et de la faune observées sous tous leurs aspects, mais filtrées par l'imagination fertile de l'artiste. Fleurs, plantes, insectes, poissons et oiseaux sont reproduits d'une manière incroyablement minutieuse et dotés d'une vigueur qui capture le regard. La somptuosité de la gamme chromatique, ajoutée à la séduction immédiate opérée par ses effets sophistiqués, introduit à une méditation sur la nature, dans laquelle se lit l'influence du bouddhisme.

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Item Number: 149131
Title: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? The Sacred Heart in the Art, Religion, and Politics of New Spain
Author: Kilroy-Ewbank, Lauren G
Price: $159.00
ISBN: 9789004384644
Record created on 06/15/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Summary: Holy Organ or Unholy Idol? focuses on the significance of the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and its accompanying imagery in eighteenth-century New Spain. Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank considers paintings, prints, devotional texts, and archival sources within the Mexican context alongside issues and debates occurring in Europe to situate the New Spanish cult within local and global developments. She examines the iconography of these religious images and frames them within broader socio-political and religious discourses related to the Eucharist, the sun, the Jesuits, scientific and anatomical ideas, and mysticism. Images of the Heart helped to champion the cult’s validity as it was attacked by religious reformers. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 292/33.)

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Item Number: 149546
Title: MONIQUE LALLIER: a Retrospective
Author: Lallier, Monique
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781584563723
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: New Castle and Greensboro: Oak Knoll Press, Guilford College Art Gallery, 2018. 28cm., pbk, 120pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Covering 46 years of fine bindings created by Monique Lallier, the exhibition draws from private lenders and institutional collections. With appreciations by Theresa Hammond, Ara Serjoie, Peter Geraty, and Karen Hamner, and an essay by Lallier herself. Monique Lallier is known for her creative and thoughtful approaches to the subjects of her binding projects. Her use of unusual materials such as eggshells, pewter, colorful wires, agates, lizard and snake skin -- even her own hair -- and innovative techniques including cutouts, reveals, pop-ups, and moveable parts make her bindings both distinctive and dynamic. Her binding of My Antonia by Willa Cather won a Best Binding award in an international exhibition at the Chicago Public Library in 2006. Her 2016 binding of Pantagruel was awarded a Silver Prize at the International Competition of Designer Bookbinders. Monique Lallier has served as director of the American Academy of Bookbinding and president of the Association des Relieurs du Quebec. In 2010 the Guild of Book Workers (New York) presented her with the Laura Young award for service as Chair of the Standards of Excellence annuel conference from 1988 to 2000. She is married to the British binder and conservator Don Etherington.

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Item Number: 146188
Title: PIERRE LESCOT (1515-1578) : Architecte du roi & de la Pléiade
Author: Perouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie
Price: $72.50
ISBN: 9782708410251
Record created on 07/07/17
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Description: Paris: Picard, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 207pp. illus.

Summary: En 2015, les commémorations nationales ont fêté le cinq centième anniversaire de la naissance de Pierre Lescot. L’auteur, Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, a pris conscience alors de l’étonnant abandon dans lequel était tenue la renommée du célèbre architecte. Il s’agit pourtant d’un des plus grands architectes français, familier et ami des poètes de la Pléiade, créateur de la nouvelle manière de bâtir qui débute en France dans les années 1540 et se développera jusqu’à la fin de l’Ancien Régime. Nous lui devons le Louvre, un manifeste royal dont le rayonnement a été exceptionnel, et parmi ses autres réalisations l’hôtel de Carnavalet, la fontaine des Innocents ou encore les châteaux de Vallery ou de Fleury-en-Bière. L’auteur, spécialiste renommé de l’architecture française, livre une biographie et un catalogue des oeuvres de Lescot, dans laquelle il analyse un par un tous les édifices attribués ou attribuables à l’architecte.

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Item Number: 149551
Title: The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America
Author: Lightfoot, D. Tulla
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781476665375
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 26cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.

Summary: Nineteenth-century Victorian mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many were rational or spiritual meanings. This book takes an in-depth look at how death affected Victorian society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses mediums as performance artists, post mortem painters photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of 3-dimensional media.

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Item Number: 149548
Title: Intorno all'Annunciazione Martelli di FILIPPO LIPPI : Riflessioni dopo il restauro. Atti della giornata di studi (Firenze, Museo di Casa Martelli, 26 maggio 2017)
Author: Bietti, Monica
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788874613779
Record created on 09/18/18
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Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 216pp., 343 color illus.

Summary: 1440-1450. Siamo in pieno Rinascimento, i Medici e le famiglie fiorentine sono all’apice della loro grandezza e tutti i migliori artisti gravitano intorno a Firenze. È in questi anni che Filippo Lippi esegue l’Annunciazione per la cappella degli Operai- Martelli nella basilica di San Lorenzo. Ogni opera di questo periodo ha qualcosa di nuovo, gli artisti si osservano e competono tra loro, e le botteghe brulicano di lavori. Grazie al restauro di questa pala d’altare, finanziato dai Friends of Florence ed eseguito dall’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze, sono tornate alla luce peculiarità stilistiche e costruttive che hanno risvegliato la curiosità degli storici dell’arte. Le ricerche d’archivio condotte per l’occasione dalla curatrice del volume Monica Bietti hanno fornito ulteriori ragioni per rivedere le convinzioni pregresse e ne è nata una giornata di studi internazionale di cui questo volume riporta gli atti. Confronti, influenze e datazioni di capolavori oggi sparsi nei musei di tutto il mondo trovano in queste pagine il nuovo punto di riferimento, il più aggiornato, per gli studiosi del futuro.

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Item Number: 139118
Title: Mittelalterliche Retabel in Hessen. Bd. I: Bildsprache, Bildgestalt, Bildgebrauch / Bd. II: Werke, Ensembles, Kontexte
Author: Locher, Hubert (et al)
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9783731901976
Record created on 12/12/15
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 2 vols. 30cm., hardcover, ca. 800pp., 350 illus.

Summary: Im heutigen Hessen, einer historischen Transitregion und einem Gebiet vielfältiger Kontakte, Wege und Grenzen, hat sich ein reicher und außergewöhnlich qualitätvoller Bestand von etwa 200 mittelalterlichen Altarretabeln, teilweise an ihren originalen Standorten, erhalten. Der erste Band der vorliegenden Publikation bezieht sich generell auf mittelalterliche Retabel in Hessen, verbindet sie mit übergeordneten Fragestellungen und bettet sie in den deutschen und europäischen Kontext ein. Der zweite Band ist auf herausragende Einzelwerke und ihre funktionalen wie räumlichen Kontexte ausgerichtet. Über 30 exemplarisch ausgewählte Retabel und Retabelgruppen führen die Vielfalt und Einzigartigkeit des überlieferten Bestandes vor Augen und bieten damit einen repräsentativen Querschnitt, der zeitlich von 1300 bis ca. 1530 und geografisch von Hofgeismar in Nordbis Schöllenbach in Südhessen reicht.

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Item Number: 149315
Title: Montepulciano e la città eterna : Paesaggi e vedute dall’estetica del Grand Tour alla metà del XX secolo
Author: Longi, Roberto
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9788864339054
Record created on 07/16/18
Description: Arcidosso: C&P Adver Effigi, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 160pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani, Montepulciano.

Summary: Montepulciano è da un lato un luogo dove si concentra un patrimonio storico e artistico veramente di monumentale pregnanza, dall’altro però è un tipico esempio di spazio remoto, remoto proprio alla coscienza del Grand Tour perché, come spiegano perfettamente le opere e gli oggetti qui raccolti, essendo la città non allineata con i tragitti da cui i viaggiatori scendevano lungo la Cassia per approdare a Roma, è sempre rimasta in un sorta di “splendido isolamento” che nondimeno l’ha resa ancor più agognata e amata da coloro i quali vi sono giunti di tempo in tempo.

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Item Number: 148707
Title: Dimensionism : Modern Art in the Age of Einstein
Author: Malloy, Vanja V. (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780262038478
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, copublished with the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 344pp., 56 color, 54 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The first book to document how artists of the early twentieth century responded to new scientific conceptions of reality. In the early twentieth century, influenced by advances in science that included Einstein's theory of relativity and newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses, artists were inspired to expand their art—to capture a new metareality that went beyond human perception into unseen dimensions. In 1936, the Hungarian poet Charles Sirató authored the Dimensionist Manifesto, signaling a new movement that called on artists to transcend "all the old borders and barriers of the arts." The manifesto was the first attempt to systematize the mass of changes that we now call modern art, and was endorsed by an impressive array of artists, including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, César Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, Ben Nicholson, Enrico Prampolini, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Dimensionism is the first book in English to explore how these and other "Dimensionists" responded to the scientific breakthroughs of their era. The book, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, reproduces works by the manifesto's initial endorsers and by such artists as Georges Braque, Joseph Cornell, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, Herbert Matter, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Kay Sage, Patrick Sullivan, and Dorothea Tanning. It also offers essays by prominent art historians that examine Sirató's now almost-forgotten text and the artists who searched for a means of expression that obliterated old conceptions and parameters. Appearing for the first time in English is Sirató's own "History of the Dimensionist Manifesto," written in 1966. The book brings aa long-forgotten voice and text back into circulation

Artists Alexander Archipenko, Jean Arp, Herbert Bayer, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, John Covert, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, César Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, Max Ernst, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerome Kamrowski, Frederick Kann, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Herbert Matter, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore, Nina Negri, Ben Nicholson, Isamu Noguchi, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Antoine Pevsner, Pablo Picasso, Enrico Prampolini, Anton Prinner, Kay Sage, Charles Sirató, Will Henry Stevens, Patrick Sullivan, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning.

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Item Number: 149240
Title: Il Quattrocento a Fermo : Tradizione e avanguardie da Nicola di Ulisse da Siena a Carlo Crivelli
Author: Marchi, Alessandro ; Giulia Spina
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9788836640393
Record created on 06/29/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 60 illus. Exhibition held at Chiesa di San Filippo, Fermo

Summary: Dopo che nel 1433 Francesco Sforza ebbe conquistato le terre della Marca, Fermo diventoÌ la capitale di un nuovo Stato. La corte sforzesca si insedioÌ nella Rocca del Girfalco, dove nel 1442 Nicola di Ulisse da Siena fu chiamato a dipingere la camera che doveva accogliere Francesco con la novella sposa Bianca Maria Visconti. Dell’impresa cortese non rimane piuÌ nulla percheì i fermani, che mal sopportarono la dominazione sforzesca, nel 1446 distrussero completamente la fortezza. Ma la presenza di Nicola di Ulisse in cittaÌ lasceraÌ un segno sulla cultura artistica fermana alla metaÌ del Quattrocento, come testimonia la produzione di artisti locali specialmente attivi nell’entroterra. Un altro anno significativo eÌ il 1468, quando prende il via l’attivitaÌ marchigiana di Carlo Crivelli, seguito nel 1479 dal fratello Vittore, pittori veneziani che fecero di Fermo il fulcro della loro attivitaÌ artistica, tutta votata alla produzione di preziosi polittici gotici. Tali importanti testimonianze pittoriche, insieme a sculture, oreficerie, tessuti, ceramiche e miniature, documentano a Fermo e nel vasto territorio che la circonda l’imponente fioritura del Quattrocento artistico marchigiano.

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Item Number: 148685
Title: Museo di Castelvecchio: Catalogo generale dei dipinti e delle miniature delle collezioni civiche veronesi, II. Dalla metà del XVI alla metà del XVII secolo
Author: Marini, Paola ; Gianni Peretti ; Ettore Peretti
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9788836639519
Record created on 04/16/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 528pp., 602 illus., most in color.

Summary: Questo è il secondo dei tre volumi destinati alla catalogazione di tutti i dipinti e le miniature appartenenti alle collezioni civiche veronesi. Solo una parte di questo patrimonio è oggi visibile nelle due sedi del Museo di Castelvecchio e del Museo degli Affreschi 'Giambattista Cavalcaselle' alla Tomba di Giulietta. Esso è ancora poco conosciuto, perché la divulgazione e la ricerca hanno privilegiato finora le opere esposte permanentemente. I volumi del Catalogo generale sono quindi uno strumento indispensabile di studio e di valorizzazione dell'arte veronese, o che a Verona è stata ricercata e collezionata. Il primo volume comprendeva opere scalate in un lunghissimo arco temporale: dalla fine del X agli inizi del XVI secolo. Il secondo, che contiene seicento schede, si concentra invece sul secolo più ricco e documentato della tradizione artistica cittadina, dal 1530 circa alla peste del 1630, che in questa storia segna una drammatica cesura. Oltre al gruppo dei dipinti di Paolo Caliari e della sua bottega, sono presenti opere dei più importanti pittori veronesi del periodo, da Paolo Farinati a Domenico e Felice Brusasorzi, agli artisti usciti dalla scuola di quest'ultimo come Claudio Ridolfi, Pasquale Ottino, Alessandro Turchi. Significativi anche il nucleo della pittura veneta e di quella nordica, fiamminga e olandese. (Museo di Castelvecchio: catalogo generale dei dipinti, 2)

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Item Number: 149445
Title: La donna che amava i colori. Mery P. Merrifield lettere dall'Italia 1845-1846
Author: Mazzaferro, Giovanni
Price: $34.50
ISBN: 9788899765705
Record created on 08/23/18
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 192pp. illus.

Summary: Mary Philadelphia Merrifield (1804-1889) è nota come ‘la signora delle tecniche artistiche’: a metà dell’Ottocento scoprì, trascrisse e tradusse manoscritti tuttora fondamentali per indagare modalità e materiali con cui gli Antichi Maestri italiani creavano le loro opere. Pubblicò tutto negli Original Treatises on the Arts of Painting (1849), ancor oggi considerati un punto di riferimento imprescindibile per storici dell’arte, restauratori e storici delle tecniche artistiche. Sfortunatamente, della sua vita sappiamo pochissimo. Di recente, a Brighton, sono state riscoperte trentanove lettere che Mary P. inviò al marito, rimasto a casa, fra 1845 e 1846, nel corso del suo viaggio italiano in cerca di manoscritti. Vengono qui pubblicate per la prima volta in assoluto. Ce la raccontano per quella che realmente fu: una donna straordinaria. Madre di cinque figli, Mary P. parte su incarico del governo inglese assieme al figlio maggiore (appena diciottenne) e setaccia sistematicamente archivi e collezioni private di Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto ed Emilia. È fermamente convinta che l’essere donna sia per lei un vantaggio: restauratori e artisti non la percepiscono come una potenziale concorrente e sono più disponibili a svelare i ‘segreti’ delle tecniche. Nella famiglia Merrifield, peraltro, gli uomini lavorano per le donne: il figlio maggiore trascrive tutti i manoscritti, il marito scrive le introduzioni dei libri della moglie e il terzogenito quattordicenne ne redige gli indici. Le lettere fanno finalmente luce sul circuito delle conoscenze inglesi della ricercatrice, ma descrivono anche il mondo dell’erudizione e della cultura italiana subito prima dei moti del 1848. Più in generale, si rivelano di estremo interesse per la storia materiale dell’Ottocento italiano: il mondo che viene immortalato da Mary P., con la sincerità che solo le lettere private possono assicurare, è fatto di opere d’arte, ma anche di vivacissime impressioni di viaggio. L’autrice dimostra un occhio attento e curioso, raccontando aspetti del quotidiano difficilmente reperibili altrove. Tornata in Inghilterra, Merrifield coltiva molte altre passioni, privilegiando i suoi interessi per le scienze naturali. Negli ultimi trent’anni della sua vita si occupa principalmente di alghe, e poco prima di morire ha la soddisfazione di vedersi intestare a suo nome una di esse. Mantiene però sempre inalterato un approccio scientifico alla descrizione della realtà che appare in filigrana anche nelle missive inviate al marito. Quest’approccio è, probabilmente, la lezione più importante che la vita di Mary Philadelphia Merrifield ci consegna.

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Item Number: 149544
Title: De Vouet à Boucher, au coeur de la collection Motais de Narbonne
Author: Mesqui, Viviane ; Pierre Rosenberg
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9789461614742
Record created on 09/17/18
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 263pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans.

Summary: L'objectif de cette exposition est de plonger dans l'esprit de cette collection et dans la démarche de ses propriétaires, en restituant le cheminement qui conduit à une attribution ou à une acquisition, ainsi que de souligner le rôle des collectionneurs dans l'histoire des musées français. L'exposition met en valeur la démarche à l'origine des acquisitions des Motais de Narbonne, évoquant ainsi leurs "coups de coeur" et les raisons qui ont entrainé les achats de certaines oeuvres. Les motifs insolites occupent ainsi une place particulière dans le coeur de Guy et Héléna Motais de Narbonne, stimulant leur regard et générant parfois l'acte d'achat. De même, leur vif intérêt pour les musées, qui ont joué un rôle déterminant dans la formation de leur regard et de leur goût, sera souligné. La collection, riche de près de 80 tableaux de maîtres français et italiens des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, est présentée dans sa totalité et mise en regard de collections publiques et privées avec lesquelles leurs liens sont étroits. Des rapprochements historiques, stylistiques, ou des questionnements autour d'attributions permettent des associations stimulantes pour l'oeil. La collection du musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans trouve ainsi une résonnance particulière dans celle des Motais de Narbonne avec laquelle elle partage un fonds exceptionnel pour les XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, où se retrouvent des maîtres comme Lubin Baugin, Antonio de Bellis ou encore Joseph-Marie Vien.

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Item Number: 149543
Title: MONET's Waterloo Bridge : Vision and Process
Author: Norwood, Nancy (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781939125583
Record created on 09/17/18
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Description: Rochester: RIT Press, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 104pp., 76 illus. Exhibition held at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester.

Summary: Impressionist master Claude Monet began over forty versions of Waterloo Bridge during his three London sojourns between 1899 and 1901. He viewed his paintings of the landmark bridge both individually and as an ensemble, collectively expressing his sense of the essential subject—the atmosphere and colors of the fog-bound landscape of London’s Thames River. Monet struggled to complete these paintings after his return to France, where he re-worked many of the canvases in his Giverny studio, releasing them for sale over the course of several years. The exhibition Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process brings together eight paintings from the famous London series. Scholarly essays and an in-depth technical study of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun (1903) explore Monet’s artistic vision as well as the process by which he struggled to achieve that vision.

Contents: Monet's Waterloo Bridge- Vision and Process, Nancy Norwood ; Between the Balcony and the Studio- Monet's Struggle to Finish the Thames Series, Jennifer A. Thompson ; Looking at Waterloo Bridge, Grace Seiberling ; Technical Analysis of the Painting Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun, 1903, by Claude Monet, James Hamm (et al) ; Paintings in the Exhibition.

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Item Number: 149007
Title: Das ABC des Zeichnens : Die Ausbildung von Künstlern und Dilletanti
Author: Nanobashvili, Nino
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783731906124
Record created on 05/25/18
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, ca. 208pp., 200 illus.

Summary: Die Zeichenkunst gehörte in der Frühen Neuzeit zu einer grundlegenden künstlerischen Arbeitspraxis. Seit dem 16. Jahrhundert begannen in Italien zunehmend auch Kunstliebhaber sich das Zeichnen anzueignen. Nanobashvili stellt in ihrer Studie erstmals die Lerntechniken von Künstlern und Dilettanti gegenüber. Auf diesem Weg werden entscheidende Erkenntnisse zur Kunsttheorie und Zeichenpraxis in den Jahren von 1560 bis 1630 erlangt. Dies erlaubt eine Neubewertung von Alessandro Alloris Ragionamenti delle regole del disegno, der Carracci-Akademie in Bologna sowie der Praxis des Aktzeichnens, ausgehend von den Werkstattbeständen des venezianischen Künstlers Filippo Esengren.

Contents: Die Enstehung der Lehrprogramm - Ein gemaltes Programm: Prolo - Zeichnerische Ausbildung von Künstlern und Dilettanti: Einleitung. Die ersten Schritte der künstlerischen Ausbildung - (Un)Bekannte Manuskripte von Alessandro Allori - Die fünf Fassungen der Manuskripte - Paola Barocchi und die Folgen für die Forschung - Die Entstehung eines florentinischen disegno - Ausbildungsmethoden in den Ragionamenti delle Regole del disegno - Die ABC-Methode: Die ersten Schritte der Ausbildung - Der aristotelische Weg: Aneignung der gedruckten Köpfe und Augen - Lingua disegnata: Zeichnen (und Schreiben) mit der Feder - Proportion: Regeln zum Zusammenbauen - Anatomie: Das höchste Ziel - Alloris Vorhaben aus zeitgenössischer Perspektive - Das Erbe Pontormos: Die Ausarbeitung der Druckfassung. Das Erfassen des Körpers als Ganzes - Der analytische Weg zum Erfassen des Körpers - Die Aneignung des Körperinneren: Passarottis Lehrbuch - Das ABC des Körpers: Zeichenbücher aus Bologna (?) nach 1600 - Das Körperstudium an der Carracci-Akademie - ‚Wissenschaftlicher' Weg: Anatomie für Künstler - Künstlerische ‚Neuanfänge' durch Naturnachahmung: Aktzeichnen. Der nackte Körper: Ein anspruchsvoller Studiengegenstand - Filippo Esengren und die Mappen in Padua und Venedig - FATO NEL'ACADEMIA: Aktzeichnungen aus einer Akademie - Der Maler und Antiquar Filippo Esengren / Ferroverde - Die Praxis des Aktzeichnens - Zeichnen wie ein Goldschmied und Gelehrter - Das Studium der Posen - Imitatio auctorum in Verbindung mit imitatio naturae - Antiquarische Kenntnisse: Das Studium von Cartaris Antike - Die Ambiguität der Posen und deren vielfältiger Einsatz - Der Wissensaustausch an einer informellen Akademie - Bücher für Künstler und Dilettanti: Der Verlag von Tozzi. Rückkehr zum Zeichnen: Resumé.

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Item Number: 149446
Title: Mirabilis : Collections d'Avignon
Author: Picard, Pascale (ed)
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788836638796
Record created on 08/23/18
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Description: Milan: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 192pp., 110 illus. Exhibition held at Palais des Papes, Avignon. French-English text.

Summary: Reflecting the cultural ambition of the City of Avignon, the exhibition MIRABILIS presents more than 450 works and bears witness to the firm determination to make culture accessible to all. Beneath the vaults of the emblematic Great Chapel of the Palace of the Popes and in the form of “cabinets of curiosities”, naturalia, exotica, antiques, artefacts, tribal and decorative art, paintings and sculptures come together in an eclectic dialogue. Encouraging a transversal approach to the collections, these marvels, these rare and unusual objects, whether a Picasso’s portrait of Mallarmé or the vertebra of Pope Innocent VI, delineate a spectacular itinerary conceived by Christian Lacroix. From the fine arts to the natural sciences, the collections of Avignon’s five public museums embrace a broad spectrum of disciplines, territories, and chronological periods. They also attest to the exceptional personality of great local collectors and learned people, such as Esprit Calvet (1728-1810), Esprit Requien (1788-1851) and Jeanne de Flandreysy (1874-1959). Thanks to their bequests, these three scholars ensured the longevity of their collections and their names, and bestowed on Avignon an inimitable treasure trove of art and culture.

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Item Number: 148240
Title: PICASSO 1932 : Love, Fame, Tragedy
Author: Borchardt-Hume, Achim
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781849765756
Record created on 03/02/18
Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 272pp., 290 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The year 1932 was an extraordinary one for Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), even by his own standards. His paintings reached a new level of sensuality and he cemented his status as the most influential artist of the time. Over the course of the year he created some of his best-loved works, from color-saturated portraits to surrealist drawings. In his personal life, throughout 1932, Picasso kept a delicate balance between tending to his wife Olga Khokhlova and their son, Paulo, and his passionate love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, who was 28 years his junior. This publication brings these complex artistic and personal dynamics to life. Picasso’s journeys throughout the year, between his country home in Boisgeloup, in Brittany, and his house in Paris, capture the contradictions of his existence at this pivotal moment: a life divided between countryside retreat and urban bustle, established wife and recent lover, painting and sculpture, sensuality and darkness. This lavishly illustrated book explores the major themes and concerns of 1932 in essays, artworks, and archival photographs.

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Item Number: 149036
Title: Justice Blindfolded : The Historical Course of an Image
Author: Prosperi, Adriano
Price: $122.00
ISBN: 9789004362208
Record created on 05/29/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 260pp. illus. English edition.

Summary: Justice Blindfolded gives an overview of the history of "justice" and its iconography through the centuries. Justice has been portrayed as a women with scales, or holding a sword, or, since the fiftteenth century, with her eyes bandaged. This last symbol contains the idea that justice is both impartial and blind, reminding indirectly of the bandaged Christ on the cross, a central figure in the Christian idea of fairness and forgiveness. In this rich and imaginative journey through history and philosophy, Prosperi manages to convey a full account of the ways justice has been described, portrayed and imagined.

Contents: Preface to the Italian Edition Preface to the English Edition Index of Illustrations Chapter One. Scale and Sword, Eyes and Blindfold: the Attributes of Justice Chapter Two. Justice, That is to Say God Chapter Three. The Blindfold Chapter Four. Jesus, Barabbas and the Good Thief Chapter Five. Justice and Grace Chapter Six. Miracles and Salvation Chapter Seven. The Divine Eye of the Law Chapter Eight. Changes in Symbols Chapter Nine. The Veil of Justice and the Risks of the Limelight. (Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700)

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Item Number: 148304
Title: REMBRANDT : Painter as Printmaker
Author: Rutgers, Jaco ; Timothy J. Standring
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300234299
Record created on 03/13/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Denver Art Museum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., ca. 150 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: As a pioneering printmaker, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) stood apart from his contemporaries thanks to his innovative approach to composition and his skillful rendering of space and light. He worked with the medium as a vehicle for artistic expression and experimentation, causing many to proclaim him the greatest etcher of all time. Moreover, the dissemination of the artist’s prints outside of the Dutch Republic during his lifetime contributed greatly to establishing Rembrandt’s reputation throughout Europe. This sumptuously illustrated volume draws on new scholarship on Rembrandt’s etchings. Authors Jaco Rutgers and Timothy J. Standring examine the artist’s prints from many angles, revealing how he intentionally varied the states of his etchings, printed them on exotic papers, and retouched prints by hand to create rarities for a clientele that valued unique impressions.

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Item Number: 149541
Title: The World Upside Down in 16th-Century French Literature and Visual Culture
Author: Robert-Nicoud, Vincent (ed)
Price: $146.00
ISBN: 9789004381834
Record created on 09/17/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill-Rodopi, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 284pp. illus.

Summary: In The World Upside Down in 16th Century French Literature and Visual Culture Vincent Robert-Nicoud offers an interdisciplinary account of the topos of the world upside down in early modern France. To call something ‘topsy-turvy’ in the sixteenth century is to label it as abnormal. The topos of the world upside down evokes a world in which everything is inside-out and out of bounds: fish live in trees, children rule over their parents, and rivers flow back to their source. The world upside down proves to be key in understanding how the social, political, and religious turmoil of sixteenth-century France was represented and conceptualised, and allows us to explore the dark side of the Renaissance by unpacking one of its most prevalent metaphors.

Contents: The Sixteenth-Century World Upside Down ; Adages, Paradoxes and Emblems ; Rabelais’s World Upside Down ; Religious Satire and Overturned Cooking Pots ; Social and Cosmic Disorders ; General Conclusion. (Faux Titre, 426)

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Item Number: 149068
Title: JACQUES PIERRE JEAN ROUSSEAU : ingénieur et architecte en Picardie au siècle des lumières
Author: Leguay, Jean-Loup
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789461614445
Record created on 06/02/18
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Description: Heule: Snoeck, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 256pp., 130 illus.

Summary: Né à Saumur, Jean Rousseau (1733- 1801) quitte sa ville natale pour Paris en 1752 où il entre à l’École des ponts et chaussées. Formé au métier d’ingénieur des routes, il est désigné en 1757 pour servir en Picardie, région qu’il ne quittera plus. Vingt ans plus tard, il démissionne des Ponts et Chaussées et devient ingénieur municipal d’Amiens. Il est alors l’architecte pressenti par l’intendant Bruno d’Agay, puis par les autorités révolutionnaires, pour construire les derniers grands édifices publics du xviiie siècle à Amiens et Abbeville.

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Item Number: 148158
Title: The Collector : Sergei Shchukin and the Birth of Modern Art
Author: Semonova, Natalya ; Andre-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9780300234770
Record created on 02/18/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 32 illus. American edition.

Summary: Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to acquire works by Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso. A trailblazer in the Russian art world, Shchukin and his collection shocked, provoked, and inspired awe, ridicule, and derision among his contemporaries. This is the first English-language biography of Sergei Shchukin, written by art historian Natalia Semenova and adapted by Shchukin's grandson André Delocque. Featuring personal diary entries, correspondence, interviews, and archival research, it brings to light the life of a man who has hitherto remained in the shadows, and shows how despite his controversial reputation, he opened his collection to the public, inspiring a future generation of artists and changing the face of the Russian art world.

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Item Number: 149081
Title: JAN SIBERECHTS (1627-1703) : A 17th century Flemish Landscape Painter of Innovative English Estate Portraiture. Including Catalogue Raisonné
Author: Ward, Julia
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9780995663800
Record created on 06/05/18
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Description: Buckinghamshire: Julia Ward, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 414pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Foreword. 2. Beginnings - Family Tree - The Early Years. 3. Siberechts' Antwerp . 4. The Antwerp Art Market/ The Painter's Studio . 5. Introduction to all Paintings . 6. Drawings & Watercolours . 7. The Warm Light of the South . 8. The Flemish Landscapes . 9. Interiors . 10. Kunstkabinet / Gallery Paintings/ Collaboration . 11. On English Soil - a) Political & Religious Life in 17th century England - b) On English Soil - c) George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham . 12. Frances Siberechts / Quellin / Nost . 13. The 17thcentury Art World in England . 14. Introduction to Siberechts' Paintings in England . 15. The English Paintings - a) The English Country House - b) Deer Parks/ Hunting Towers and Banqueting Rooms - c) The English Paintings . 16. The Houses: 1.Cliveden 2.Longleat Coach & Horses 3.Cheveley Park 4.Henley 5.Nottinghamshire 6.Derbyshire 7.London: Belsize 8.South-east England: An Introduction . 17. Country Houses/ Owners . 18. The Status of the Painter . 19. Dealership: . 20. Portrait/ Foley/ Drawing/ Engraving . 21. and His End' . 22. In Conclusion: English Estate Portraiture . 23. Bibliography/ References . 24. Appendix I: a) Johannes Siberechts the Younger - b) William (Guillaume) Siberechts. 25. Appendix II: a) Known Locations of Paintings excluding England - b) Timeline and Location of Paintings in England. 26. The Catalogue Raisonne.

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Item Number: 146220
Title: Klug und von hehrer Gestalt: Petrarca-Bildnisse aus sieben Jahrhunderten
Author: Speck, Reiner ; Florian Neumann (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9783864422102
Record created on 07/13/17
Description: Köln: Snoeck, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 380pp., ca. 350 color illus.

Summary: Der erste moderne Mensch Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) - neben Dante und Boccaccio einer der Tre Corone von Florenz - gilt als der erste moderne Mensch der frühen Neuzeit. Sein weltberühmter Canzoniere, ein Gedichtzyklus auf des Dichters Liebe zu Laura und seiner Trauer über ihren Tod, zählt zur berühmtesten Liebeslyrik des Abendlandes. Und seine in der Frührenaissance verfassten moralphilosophischen Schriften sowie sein umfangreiches Briefœuvre lassen sich als subtile selbstreferenzielle Kunstwerke betrachten, die im Bestreben auf olympischen Ruhm verfasst wurden. Dem Bild seiner Seele und seines Geistes gilt es ein weiteres zur Seite zu stellen: das einer imaginierten und idealisierten Physiognomik. Denn mit dem aufkeimenden Bewusstsein für das Individuum und einem sich entsprechend einstellenden Repräsentationsbedürfnis zeigen schon die frühen Petrarcaporträts eine für seine Zeit ausserordentliche Persönlichkeit. Im Lauf späterer Jahrhunderte erfolgen, je nach Rezeptionslage seiner Werke, in Europa die unterschiedlichsten bildnerischen Darstellungen in Miniaturen, Buchdruck und Grafik, auf Münzen und Medaillen oder als Denkmäler und Skulpturen. Das schafft ein scheinbar inhomogenes Bild, als dessen Quelle im Wesentlichen drei Prototypen erkennbar sind: die Profilansicht als Kanonikus, die Illumination aus der Handschrift der Laurenziana und das dem Leser zu gewandte Porträt von Vasari. Mit dem vorliegenden Band erscheint zum ersten Mal eine Monografie zum Bildnis Petrarcas und dessen im Lauf der Jahrhunderte erfolgten Variationen. In den zwölf Beiträgen der Autoren, unter ihnen Kunsthistoriker und Literaturwissenschaftler, Mediziner, Museumskuratoren und Schriftsteller, werden die unterschiedlichsten Mani festationen aus 700 Jahren beleuchtet. Die Auswahl der Porträts und die begleitenden Texte schaffen eine reich bebilderte Anthologie, die für die Fachwelt ebenso wie für den allgemein Interessierten einen Überblick geben über die Bildnisdarstellung Petrarcas im Spiegel seiner Persönlichkeit, seines Nachruhms und seiner Wirkungsgeschichte

Contents: Reiner Speck, 'lug und von hehrer Gestalt' - Petrarca-Bildnisse aus sieben Jahrhunderten ; Florian Neumann, Francesco Petrarca - Biografie und literarische Sendung ; Klaus Bergdolt, Petrarca-Portraits des 14. Jahrhunderts ; Mario Zanucchi, Imago und Autorschaft - Die Portraits Francesco Petrarcas in der europaischen Druckgrafik vom 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert ; Hanna Christine Jacobs, Eingangsbilder - Petrarca-Portraits in Miniaturen der Biblioteca Petrarchesca Reiner Speck ; Patricia Oster, Das Dichterportrait als Arbeit am Mythos des Selbst- Petrarca und Laura bei Simone Martini ; Ulrich Pfisterer, "Aere perennius' und andere Fiktionen- Petrarcas Medaillen ; Olga Zoller, Zu Original und Kopie der Sechs toskanischen Dichter von Giorgio Vasari ; Hanna Christine Jacobs, Petrarca, Statuen und Büsten, Reliefbildnisse und Monumente ; Francesca Nodari, Petrarca-Portraits im Museo etrarchesco Piccolomineo in Trieste ; Florian Neumann, Petrarca-Bildnisse im deutschen Kulturkreis des 19. Jahrhundert ; Reiner Speck, Ossa senza pace - Die Gebeine des Francesco Petrarca - Ober Exhumierungen und Versuche einer physiognomischen Nachzeichnung ; Reiner Speck / Florian Neumann, Ad lectores I und II.

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Item Number: 148153
Title: TINTORETTO : Artist of Renaissance Venice
Author: Echols, Robert ; Frederick Ilchman
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780300230406
Record created on 02/18/18
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 320pp., 210 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Venice, then to National Gallery of Art

Summary: Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519–1594) was known for the extraordinary energy of his work. His contemporary Giorgio Vasari described him as the “most extraordinary brain that painting has ever produced.” Considered to be one of the three great painters of 16th-century Venice, along with Titian and Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto is admired for his dramatic treatments of sacred and secular narrative subjects and his insightful portraits of the Venetian aristocracy. His bold and expressive brushwork, which made his paintings seem unfinished to his contemporaries, is now recognized as a key step in the development of oil-on-canvas painting. This lavishly illustrated study, published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, features more than forty of Tintoretto’s paintings, including many large-scale pieces that convey the breadth and power of his narrative works, along with a sample of his finest drawings. An international group of scholars led by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman explores Tintoretto’s artistic activity and situates his life and work in the context of his contemporaries’ work and of the Renaissance in Italy, providing a fundamental point of reference for modern scholarship and an essential introduction to the artist’s career and oeuvre.

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Item Number: 149537
Title: VELAZQUEZ : The pleasure of seeing painting
Author: Company, Ximo ; Jonathan Brown (pref.)
Price: $47.50
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Record created on 09/14/18
Available late September, further details forthcoming
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Description: Lleida: Editorial Milenio y Centre d’Art d’Època Moderna (CAEM), Universitat de Lleida, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 174pp. prof. illus., most in color. Second edition, revised and expanded. English text. (Estudios de Pinturas, 1)
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Item Number: 148145
Title: Sentinel : The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty
Author: Viano, Francesca Lidia
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780674975606
Record created on 02/18/18
Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 592pp., 25 color, 22 b&w illus.

Summary: The Statue of Liberty is an icon of freedom, a monument to America’s multiethnic democracy, and a memorial to Franco-American friendship. That much we know. But the lofty meanings we accord the statue today can obscure its turbulent origins in the world of nineteenth-century politics and art. Francesca Lidia Viano reveals that vibrant history in the fullest account yet of the people and ideas that brought the lady of the harbor to life. The protagonists are the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and his collaborator, the intellectual and politician Édouard de Laboulaye. Viano draws on an unprecedented range of sources to follow the pair as they chase their artistic and political ambitions across a global stage dominated by imperial rivalry and ideological ferment. The tale stretches from the cobblestones of northeastern France, through the hallways of international exhibitions in London and Paris, to the copper mines of Norway and Chile, the battlegrounds of the Franco-Prussian War, the deserts of Egypt, and the streets of New York. It features profound technical challenges, hot air balloon rides, secret “magnetic” séances, and grand visions of a Franco-American partnership in the coming world order. The irrepressible collaborators bring to their monumental project the high ideals of liberalism and republicanism, but also crude calculations of national advantage, mixed with eccentric notions adopted from orientalism, freemasonry, and Saint-Simonianism.

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