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New titles week of 11/12/18: Found 70 titles
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Item Number: 149697
Title: Les métamorphoses de l'art roman : la Basse-Auvergne (France) du XIXe s. à nos jours
Author: Allios, D
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9789536002931
Record created on 11/13/18
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Description: Zagreb-Motovun: International Research Center for Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Zagreb, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 50 color, 23 b&w illus.

Contents: Introduction ; Du Siècle des Lumières à la Révolution ; Le XIXe s. de l’explorateur au normalisateur ; La fin du XIXe s. et le début du XXe s. ; Le XXe s. et la régression de l’Auvergne dans l’art roman ; Saint-Nectaire, un monument, des fonctions et des pensées ; Conclusion. (Dissertationes et Monographiae, 10)

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Item Number: 149527
Title: Louis-Philippe et Versailles
Author: Bajou, Valerie (ed)
Price: $79.50
ISBN: 9782757213612
Record created on 09/11/18
Description: Paris: Somogy, Château de Versailles, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 434pp., 270 illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Contents - Une Nouvelle Dynastie - Louis-Philippe héritier de l'Ancien Régime? ; Les Orléans entre le Palais-Royal et Versailles ; Des Penthièvre aux Orléans - l'héritage de Louis-Philippe ; L'éducation des princes d'Orléans entre le chevalier Bonnard et madame de Genlis - Représenter la Révolution et l'exil ; Entre le roman d'apprentissage et le Grand Tour ; Le séjour en Angleterre et les amitiés anglaises. - Du prince au roi ; Le roi et sa famille. Les deux femmes de Louis-Philippe ; "Quoique Parce que" ; Expositions d'une histoire immédiate - les alliances dynastiques au musée ; François Gérard et Louis-Philippe ; L'entente cordiale. Le Gout de Louis-Philippe - Louis-Philippe collectionneur ; L'art classique comme objet de collection - Louis-Philippe et la peinture française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles ; Le Palais-Royal, contre-pouvoir artistique sous la Restauration ; Géricault avec et sans Louis-Philippe ; L'orageuse mémoire ; "Une singulière aventure". La Galerie espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre. - Louis-Philippe chez lui - espace privé et espace public ; Le Palais-Royal de 1814 à 1831 - une résidence princière ; Une politique d'encouragement aux arts utiles - les achats de Louis-Philippe aux expositions des produits de l'industrie ; L'ameublement des demeures du domaine privé - le chateau de Neuilly ; La transformation du chateau d'Eu en résidence royale ; Louis-Philippe et le chateau de Pau ; Jean Vatout, fidèle et ombrageux collaborateur de Louis-Philippe. Versailles Ancien et Moderne - De la résidence au musée ; Versailles - un chantier pas comme les autres ; Frédéric Nepveu, architecte au service de Louis-Philippe ; Louis-Philippe et Fontaine - le roi et l'architecte ; La restauration et l'aménagement de l'ancienne résidence royale ; La chambre de Louis XIV - Louis-Philippe et la fleur de lys ; Le chantier de Versailles ; Louis-Philippe à Trianon. - Les Galeries Historiques ; Le temps de l'histoire de France - de Versailles à Saint-Denis ; L'État, c'est nous ; Louis-Philippe parmi les historiens ; Une certaine idée de l'histoire de France ; "Napoléon chez Louis XIV" ; Louis-Philippe et la conservation du patrimoine artistique. - Les salles d'Afrique ; La conquête de l'Algérie au chateau de Versailles ; L'orientalisme d'Horace Vernet ; Le programme iconographique des salles d'Afrique. Le Musee de Versailles et la Monarchie de Juillet - L'inauguration ; Versailles, le 10 juin 1837 ; Le spectacle du 10 juin 1837 ; Un palais de marbre rehaussé d'or ; Les Galeries Historiques de Charles Gavard, l'autre chantier de Versailles. - Le fonctionnement du musée ; La cour, des Tuileries à Versailles - le voyage à Versailles, obligation de la cour ; Un palais-musée au quotidien ; Musique et théatre à Versailles sous la monarchie de Juillet ; Théatre et musique chez les Orléans ; Louis-Philippe et le musée du Louvre. - Le parc de Versailles ; "De magnifiques jardins reverdissant après un hiver d'un siècle." - La réception de Versailles ; Versailles dans la presse sous la monarchie de Juillet ; L'héritage d'un roi constructeur.

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Item Number: 149179
Title: The 8 Brokens : Chinese Bapo Painting
Author: Berliner, Nancy
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780878468317
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 160pp., 75 color illus.

Summary: Developed during the mid-19th century in China, the bapo (or "eight brokens") painting genre combines ingeniously realistic depictions of antique documents, such as calligraphies, rubbings, paintings and pages from old books, sometimes alongside everyday contemporary ephemera, including advertisements, receipts and postmarked envelopes. The resulting, seemingly haphazard, overlapping compositions contain coded reflections on the decay of cultural traditions, or wishes for the recipient's good fortune. Widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bapo was never popular with the upper echelons of the Chinese art world, and as a result was never recorded in art-history texts or mentioned by cultural critics. It became a lost branch of Chinese art—almost completely forgotten for the past 60 years. This book explores the origins of bapo in Chinese visual culture and traces how it blossomed into an intriguing and inventive tradition in the hands of many artists.

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Item Number: 149604
Title: BARTOLOME BERMEJO
Author: Molina Figueras, Joan (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788484805090
Record created on 10/09/18
Description: Madrid: Museo nacional del Prado, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 248pp. prof. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English edition.

Summary: Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501) is one of the most surprising and fascinating painters of the fifteenth century in the Iberian Peninsula. Adapting the new pictorial model established by the Flemish masters to his own needs, he combined a painstaking naturalistic technique with an extraordinary ability to reinterpret traditional themes and compositions. These skills are apparent in the nearly thirty works that make up his small but select corpus, which have been brought together for the first time in an exceptional exhibition organised by the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. This book, published on the occasion of the exhibition, presents the results of the research carried out over a period of more than three years by a group of specialists. Their work in archives, libraries and restoration centres and, of course, their first-hand examination of the pictures themselves have enabled them not only to put together a new catalogue raisonné for this Spanish artist but also to reveal new aspects of his personality, painting technique and iconographic contributions. In order to appeal to a wide and varied audience ranging from specialists to art lovers, the texts are written in a rigorous but engaging style and are accompanied by a rich assortment of attractive illustrations that attest to Bermejo’s mastery as a painter. In short, the book is designed to help readers learn about and enjoy the work of a truly brilliant painter who is still little known to the public at large. The texts are by Joan Molina Figueras, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Javier Ibáñez Fernández and Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez.

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Item Number: 149699
Title: Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa
Author: Bifolco, Stefano ; Fabrizio Ronca
Price: $850.00
ISBN: 9788890937613
Record created on 11/13/18
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Description: Roma: Antiquarius, 2018. 3 vols. 32cm., hardcover, slipcase, 2572pp. prof. illus. Edition of 350 numbered copies. Italian text.

Summary: For the first time, the Golden Age of Italian maps is sytematically analyzed and described, including a meticulous recording of all known editions and states of each map described. The work is not an essays on Italian maps of the sixteenth century but a carto-bibliography of sixteenth-century Italian cartography, intended to provide a complete census of all maps printed in Italy during its Golden Age. The work represents the first catalog raisonne of Italian mapmakers, significantly updating and expanding the work of Ronald Tooley's Maps in Italian Atlases of the Sixteenth Century. Printed in three volumes, the work describes and illustrates 1,280 maps, many of which are identified in multiple states (Tooley's work totaled 614 maps). Each map description includes a photograph, descriptin, and essay. These essays detail all the known sates and possible unknown issues, as well as give a complete census of copies known in public collections. The work if the result of the author's life-long devotion to the study of the topic, emphasizing an understanding of the maps, critically comparing each known map for various states and recording evidence of states of maps which no longer survive. Long awaited by the scholary, curatorial and collecting communities, the work will become the standard reference tool for scholars, curators, collectors, and archivists, as well as enthusiasts interested in learning about the richness and diversity of Italian cartographic publishing during its Golden Age. (Cartografia Rara Italiana)

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

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

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Item Number: 149700
Title: MATTEO BOTTIGLIERO : La produzione scultorea tra fonti e documenti (1680 - 1757)
Author: D'Angelo, Manuela
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788833650906
Record created on 11/13/18
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Description: Roma: Cultura Nuova, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 446pp. illus.

Summary: Il volume ripercorre le tappe della carriera artistica di Matteo Bottigliero, protagonista della scultura napoletana del Settecento, contribuendo a precisare gli sviluppi delle relazioni maturate con i maggiori artisti della scena partenopea. La ricostruzione del catalogo delle opere è stata condotta attraverso una rigorosa indagine documentaria, una revisione delle fonti e degli studi sui protagonisti del panorama scultoreo napoletano del ’700, da Lorenzo Vaccaro a Francesco Solimena, da Ferdinando Sanfelice a Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. L’itinerario dell’artista è riemerso pertanto all’attenzione degli studi, sia in relazione al complesso intreccio dei rapporti tra centro e periferia, che all’ambiente romano. (Arte e Ricerca, Anno III, n.2.)

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Item Number: 148911
Title: WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU : The Essential Works
Author: Ross, Kara Lysandra ; Frederick C. Ross
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781851499106
Record created on 05/14/18
Description: Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 color illus.

Summary: William Bouguereau, the most popular artist in nineteenth-century France, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular realist artists of all time. This book is an exploration of the four main types of paintings that were most prevalent throughout Bouguereau's body of work. This includes his mythological works, religious works, peasants, and portraits. This final section on portraits focuses on paintings of heads and hands, which gave the artist the opportunity to concentrate on the subtleties of capturing human emotion, something at which the artist was a consummate master, and is a primary factor in what makes his works, in general, so compelling. Although each section of the book discusses the importance of the individual genera within Bouguereau's oeuvre, and includes painting analyses to highlight his most important works, this book is a true showcase of the master's lifetime achievement through beautifully illustrated full-page plates of over 120 of his greatest masterpieces.

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Item Number: 149668
Title: Polychromy in Ancient Sculpture and Architecture : Proceedings of the 7th Round Table, Florence, 4-7 November 2015
Author: Bracci, Susanna (et al)
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788883479977
Record created on 10/31/18
Description: Livorno: Sillabe, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 208pp. illus., most in color. English text.

Contents: Transformations of Classical Art from Winckelmann to the Twenty-First Century, Salvatore Settis ||| The Evolution of Etruscan Painting Technique in Seventh-Second Century BC in Tuscany (Italy), Gianna Giachi, Pasquino Pallecchi ||| Reconstructing Etruscan Architectural Polychromy - Antefixes from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Signe Buccarella Hedegaard ||| Consideration on Polychromy from a Group of Nenfro Sarcophagi at the Archaeological Museum in Florence, from Gens Statlane Tomb in Tuscania (Viterbo), Claudia Noferi, Susanna Bracci, Roberta Iannaccone, Sara Lenzi, Donata Magrini ||| Considering the Skin Colour of Archaic Marble Sculptures and the Alleged Egyptian Influence, Elena Walter-Karydi ||| Scientific Investigations of the Polychromy on the Lyon Kore (ca. 540 BC), Brigitte Bourgeois, Giovanni Verri, Constantinos Vasiliadis, Ioanna Farmaki ||| Fresh Splendour. On the Repair and Renewal of the Polychrome Coat of Hellenistic Sculptures, Clarissa Blume-Jung ||| The Colossal Statue of Zeus Enthroned from Soluntum - a Case Study on the Polychromy and the Metal Attachments of an Ancient Sculpture in Sicily, Giuseppe Milazzo, Salvatore Schiavone, Francesca Spatafora, Andrea Macchia ||| The Polychromy of the Sculpted Garments on the Statue of Gaius Fundilius Doctus in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Amalie Skovmoller, Cecilie Brons, Maria Louise Sargent ||| The Loricated Bust of Nero from Bologna. A Survey on Polychromy, Federica Guidi, Marinella Marchesi, Pietro Baraldi, Andrea Rossi ||| Colours in the Dark - New Research into Catacombs, Paolo Liverani, Susanna Bracci, Roberta Iannaccone, Sara Lenzi, Donata Magrini, Barbara Mazzei ||| The Eyes of the Gods. Techniques of Depicting Eyes on Hellenistic Cult Statues, Verena Hoft ||| Recipes for Colour Making from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. News on Mappae Clavicula, Compositiones and Other "Fragmenta", Sandro Baroni, Giuseppe Pizzigoni, Paola Travaglio ||| Gold Unveiled. The Gilding on Marble Statues of the Roman Era in the Uffizi Galleries, Fabrizio Paolucci ||| Gold Unveiled© - an Experiment to Communicate Ancient Gilding at the Uffizi Galleries, Cristiana Barandoni ||| Niobids in Color - Recent Investigations into the Polychromy of the Uffizi Group, Cristiana Zaccagnino, Fabrizio Paolucci, Pietro Baraldi, Andrea Rossi ||| The "Bursa Relief" - a Non-Invasive Analytical Investigation of an Exceptionally Painted Roman Marble Portrait, Mark Abbe, Giovanni Verri ||| Pigments and Gold in Gandharan Stone and Stucco Sculptures, Simona Pannuzi, Fabio Talarico ||| Colour and Context - a Research Project on the Medieval Façade, Grazia Maria Fachechi, Eliana Billi, Paola Antonella Andreuccetti, Marco Giamello, Francesca Droghini ||| A Web-Based System for Data Integration and Visualization of the Ancient Colour, Eliana Siotto, Gianpaolo Palma, Marco Potenziani, Roberto Scopigno.

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Item Number: 149170
Title: Ziggurat: General Idea 1968–1994
Author: Bronson, AA (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780998631240
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 80pp., 19 color, 51 b&w illus.

Summary: This book explores the form of the ziggurat (a rectangular stepped structure) as a motif in the work of General Idea, the artist collective active between 1967 and 1994. The ziggurat is an emblem of progress and power that can be repeated, coupled and combined. AA Bronson, the last living member of General Idea, was instrumental in the conception and design of this volume.

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Item Number: 148390
Title: Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts : A Guide to Technical Terms
Author: Brown, Michelle P. (et al)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781606065785
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 110 color illus. Second edition, revised and expanded.

Summary: What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books. Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.

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Item Number: 148961
Title: Stewards of Memory : The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Author: Cadou, Carol Borchert (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780813941516
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Summary: Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and organization to endure as a historic site and house. This book provides a window into the broad scope of preservation work undertaken at Mount Vernon over the course of more than 160 years and places this work within the context of America’s regional and national preservation efforts. It was at Mount Vernon, beginning with efforts in 1853, that the American tradition of historic preservation truly took hold. As the nation’s oldest historic house museum, Mount Vernon offers a unique opportunity to chronicle preservation challenges and successes over time as well as to forecast those of the future. Stewards of Memory features essays by senior scholars who helped define American historic preservation in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Carl R. Lounsbury, George W. McDaniel, and Carter L. Hudgins. Their contributions - complemented by those of Scott E. Casper, Lydia Mattice Brandt, and Mount Vernon’s own preservation scholars - offer insights into the changing nature of the field. The multifaceted story told here will be invaluable to students of historic preservation, historic site professionals, specialists in the preservation field, and any reader with an interest in American historic preservation and Mount Vernon.

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Item Number: 149531
Title: Senza più attendere a studio e insegnamenti : Scritti su CARAVAGGIO e l'ambiente caravaggesco
Author: Papi, Gianni
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788899130770
Record created on 09/14/18
Description: Napoli: Artstudio Paparo, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 254pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: A distanza di quattro anni dal primo volume di saggi (Spogliando modelli e alzando lumi) e a due dal secondo (Entro l'aria bruna d'una camera rinchiusa), editi da questa stessa casa editrice, Gianni Papi pubblica una terza raccolta di contributi su Caravaggio e l'ambiente caravaggesco. Come nelle due raccolte precedenti, una parte dei saggi, sette in questo caso, sono già usciti in precedenti occasioni che non hanno avuto ampia diffusione, mentre tredici sono inediti.

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Item Number: 144501
Title: Il colle Oppio nell'Alto Medioevo: Le trasformazioni del paesaggio urbano di una zona di Roma dal V al XIII secolo
Author: Carboni, Francesca
Price: $188.00
ISBN: 9788891312105
Record created on 01/31/17
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 256pp., 16 pp. color plates 84 b&w illus.. (Studia Archaeologica)
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Item Number: 149365
Title: The Paintings of JIMMY CARTER
Author: Carter, Jimmy
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780881466881
Record created on 07/27/18
Description: Macon: Mercer University Press, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 102pp. illus.

Summary: In the 1980s former President Jimmy Carter took up painting in his free time. Using his home woodworking shop as a studio, Carter has since produced more than a hundred works, capturing the landscapes and people of his beloved Plains, Georgia, and the far-flung places to which he has traveled to advance the work of the The Carter Center. This book showcases in one place for the first time, more than fifty of his favorite painting The works are accompanied by his own written narrative.

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

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

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Item Number: 149287
Title: The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century : A Case Study on the Social History of Art
Author: Coen, Paolo (ed)
Price: $134.00
ISBN: 9789004336995
Record created on 07/10/18
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Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, illus.

Contents: The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century - A Study in the Modern 'Social History' of Art, Paolo Coen || The Social Histories of Art, Peter Burke || The Value of a Work of Art - Minor Collections and Display Practices, Renata Ago || Marketing Strategies and the Creation of Taste in Seventeenth-Century Rome, Patrizia Cavazzini || Jan Meyssens' 1649 Portfolio of Artists - The Conception and Composition of the Book Image de divers hommes d'esprit sublime (and the Inclusion of Three Italian Painters), Raffaella Morselli || Moral Subjects and Exempla Virtutis at the Start of the Eighteenth Century - Art and Politics in England, Rome and Venice, Valter Curzi || Sir Joshua Reynolds in Rome, 1750-1752 - The Debut of an Artist, an Art Collector or an Art Dealer?, Giovanna Perini Folesani || Brownlow Cecil, Ninth Earl of Exeter, Thomas Jenkins and Nicolas Mosman - Origins, Functions and Aesthetic Guidelines of a Great Drawing Collection in Eighteenth-Century Rome, Now at the British Museum, Paolo Coen || The Capture of the Westmorland and the Purchase of Art in Rome in the 1770s, Brian Allen || Economic and Scholarly Appraisal of Ancient Marbles in Late 18th-Century Rome, Daniela Gallo || Jean-Baptiste Wicar in Rome (1784-1834) - Fifty Years of Purchases, Sales, and Appraisals of Works of Art, Maria Teresa Caracciolo. (Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 5)

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Item Number: 149616
Title: Villa Rufina Falconieri a Frascati : Il giardino
Author: Cogotti, Marina
Price: $68.95
ISBN: 9788849236415
Record created on 10/12/18
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 222pp. 365 illus., most in color.

Contents: Il giardino rinascimentale - Il sito e le preesistenze - Fmiliari dei Farnese - La Rufina e il giardno ||| Il giardino della maturita, Il primo Seicento - Di mano in mano - Il giardino Sforza - L'agricoltura ||| Il primo giardino Falconieri - I Falconieri, La continuita 1628-1879 - Le innovazioni seicentesche e la 'questione borrominana' - Fiori, che passione? - La stanza giardino della primavera - La villa rustica - Tra otia e utilitas, Il portale dei Villani ||| Il giardino di Alessandro Falconieri tra arcadia e preromanticismo - Il rinnovamento settecentesco e I suoi protagonisti - Il giardino del cardinale - Il sistema di percorsi, passeiggate, stradoni, cancelli - Il giardino del bosco - Il giardino piano - Il pomario ||| L'ultima stagione - Gli ultimi Flaconieri - Il giardino 'rustico' ottocentesco - Da residenza nobiliare a istituto pubblico - Quel che resta del giardino ||| Il parco odierno - Il patrimonio verde - I settori ||| Appendice documentaria.

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

Contents: F. Solinas, Les Dames du Baroque - Histoires de femmes peintres dans l'Italie de la Contre-Reforme ; A. Tapie, Les Dames du baroque entre portrait et autoportrait - La transgression des genres ; V. De Beir, Marietta Robusti dite La Tintoretta - Portrait d'une absente ; G. Policichio, L'Album de miniatures et dessins de Giovanna Garzoni a l'Accademia di San Luca ; Catalogue - Sofonisba Anguissola - Lavinia Fontana - Fede Galizia - Orsola Maddalena Caccia - Artemisia Gentileschi - Virginia Vezzi - Elisabetta Sirani - Giovanna Garzoni.

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Item Number: 149375
Title: Le Fontane a sorpresa nelle fonti antiche
Author: De Miranda, Adriana
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9788891316929
Record created on 08/01/18
Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 24cm., pbk, 80pp., 27 color, 20 b&w illus.. (Studia Archaeologica, 224)
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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
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: 149695
Title: Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) nel duplice anniversario
Author: Debenedetti, Elisa (ed)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788871409191
Record created on 11/09/18
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Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 344pp. illus.

Contents: Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) nella doppia ricorrenza, Claudio Strinati || Winckelmann und seine Eminenzen, Steffi Roettgen || Tra lettere e licenze- luci e ombre su Winckelmann Commissario delle antichità (1763-1768), Federica Papi || "Quando con questo dubbio osservai di nuovo la nostra opera, mi si accese una luce"- le intuizioni iconografiche di Winckelmann, Brigitte Kuhn-Forte || Winckelmann als Apodemiker, Martin Disselkamp || Un database in miniatura. Il manoscritto di Winckelmann alla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, Gabriella Catalano || Addendum al corpus degli scritti di Winckelmann, Stefano Ferrari || Winckelmann nel Regno di Napoli, oltre il Museo ercolanense- Pozzuoli e Paestum, Fabio Mangone || Osservazioni dalla mostra Il Tesoro di Antichità (Musei Capitolini, 7/12/2017 - 22/4/2018), Pierluigi Panza || Winckelmann. Moderne Antike Recensione della mostra al Neues Museum di Weimar dal 7 aprile al 2 luglio 2017, Davide Ferri || Winckelmann a Milano, Pierluigi Panza || Iniziative dei Musei Vaticani in occasione delle celebrazioni dedicate a Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Claudia Valeri || La "Sala delle cose egizie" del museo Pio-Clementino- alcune considerazioni, Rosella Carloni || Dipinti e opere d'arte in Casa Albani. L'allestimento delle collezioni di famiglia in un inventario del 1724, Matteo Borchia || Pergolati, fontane ed erme a Villa Albani- un'ipotesi di ricostruzione, Alberta Campitelli || La genesi della Pala di Possagno e l'interpretazione critica di Giulio Carlo Argan, Elisa Debenedetti. (Studi sul Settecento Romano, 34.)

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Item Number: 149702
Title: Rubens, Van Dyck, Ribera : La collezione di un principe
Author: Denunzio, Antonio (ed)
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788836640997
Record created on 11/14/18
Available January 2019
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 208pp., 80 illus. Exhibition held at Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Zevallos, Napoli.

Summary: Dopo la morte di Giovanni Zevallos, avvenuta durante la peste del 1656, la moglie e il figlio Francesco dispersero in breve gran parte dei beni ricevuti, tanto da essere costretti a vendere anche il palazzo di famiglia a Jan Vandeneynden, capostipite del ramo napoletano di una famiglia di mercanti originari di Anversa. Quest'ultimo, procuratore di Giovanni Zevallos già dal 1625, riuscì ad accrescere la sua fortuna nel corso degli anni, tanto da poter acquistare il Palazzo degli Zevallos tra 1659 e 1661. Stretti rapporti di parentela legavano la famiglia di Jan a quelle di diversi artisti fiamminghi attivamente impegnati anche nel mercato dell'arte. Tale fitta rete di relazioni favorì la formazione di una delle maggiori raccolte napoletane del XVII secolo. Il volume, nel presentare una selezione dei capolavori dalla collezione di Vandeneynden, offre una ricostruzione aggiornata delle vicende dinastiche ed ereditarie della famiglia, alla luce delle attività economiche fiamminghe nell'area mediterranea.

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Item Number: 148375
Title: Visual Typology in Early Modern Europe : Continuity and Expansion
Author: Eichberger, Dagmar ; Shelley Perlove (eds)
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9782503545509
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 371pp., 58 color, 130 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Alexander Linke, What is Typology?. 2. Reindert Falkenburg, Para-typological imagery in Hieronymus Bosch's Prado Epiphany. 3. Ilja Veldman, Instructing Everyone - Typology in Paintings and Prints in Holland in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century. 4. Dagmar Eichberger, In Search of Salvation - Typology in the Context of the Altarpiece. 5. Jonathan Kline, Orpheus, Aeneas, and Hercules in the Cappella Nuova of Orvieto Cathedral - a study of classical/Christian Typology in Renaissance Art. 6. Alexander Linke, Typology gone wild - The Gallery of Stags in the Ducal Palace of Nancy. 7. Jeanne Nuechterlein, Reformation Typology and the interpretive Challenge of Law and Grace. 8. Birgit Ulrike Münch, On the Existence of 'Confessional Typology' in Lutheran Texts and Biblical Images. 9. Tamara Engert, Typological patterns in the service of the 'true faith' - texts, prints, and stained glass windows in early seventeenth-century Paris. 10. Bertram Kaschek, 'For as the days of Noah were…' Typology in Pieter Bruegel's Series of the Months. 11. Charles Zika, Images of King Saul in Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Bibles - Continuities and Transformations of a Medieval Type. 12. Shelley Perlove, Lattanzio Gambara's Fresco Cycle (c1568-72) in Parma Cathedral - Typology, Religion, and Politics.

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Item Number: 148872
Title: The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture
Author: Enenkel, Karl A.E. ; Konrad Adriaan Ottenheym (eds)
Price: $299.00
ISBN: 9789004377684
Record created on 05/07/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 784pp. illus.

Contents: The Quest for an Appropriate Past - The Creation of National Identities in Early Modern Literature, Scholarship, Architecture, and Art, By - Karl Enenkel and Konrad Ottenheym || Claiming and Contesting Trojan Ancestry on Both Sides of the Bosporus - Epic Answers to an Ethnographic Dispute in Quattrocento Humanist Poetry, By - Christian Peters || Architecture, Poetry and Law - The Amphitheatre of Capua and the New Works Sponsored by the Local Élite, By - Bianca de Divitiis || A City in Quest of an Appropriate Antiquity - The Arena of Verona and Its Influence on Architectural Theory in the Early Modern Era, By - Hubertus Günther || Tradition and Originality in Raphael - The Stanza della Segnatura, the Middle Ages and Local Traditions, By - David Rijser || An Appropriate Past for Renaissance Portugal - André de Resende and the City of Évora, By - Nuno Senos || The Construction of a National Past in the Bella Britannica by Humbert of Montmoret (d. ca. 1525), By - Thomas Haye || Parody and Appropriation of the Past in the Grandes Chroniques Gargantuines and in Rabelais's Pantagruel (1532), By - Paul J. Smith || Antiquity and Modernity - Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century French Architecture, By - Frédérique Lemerle || The Roots of Philibert De l'Orme - Antiquity, Medieval Art, and Early Christian Architecture, By - Yves Pauwels || From Chivalric Family Tree to "National" Gallery - The Portrait Series of the Counts of Holland, ca. 1490-1650, By - Karl Enenkel || Dousa's Medieval Tournaments - Chivalry Enters the Age of Humanism?, By - Coen Maas || Living as Befits a Knight - New Castles in Seventeenth-Century Holland, By - Konrad Ottenheym || 'Non erubescat Hollandia' - Classical Embarrassment of Riches and the Construction of Local History in Hadrianus Junius' Batavia, By - Coen Maas || Epigraphy and Blurring Senses of the Past in Early Modern Travelling Men of Letters - The Case of Arnoldus Buchelius, By - Harald Hendrix || 'Sine amore, sine odio partium' - Nicolaus Burgundius' Historia Belgica (1629) and his Tacitean Quest for an Appropriate Past, By - Marc Laureys || The Mediaeval Prestige of Dutch Cities, By - Konrad Ottenheym || An Appropriated History - The Case of the Amsterdam Town Hall (1648-1667), By - Pieter Vlaardingerbroek || Germany's Glory, Past and Present - Konrad Peutinger's Sermones convivales de mirandis Germanie antiquitatibus and Antiquarian Philology, By - Christoph Pieper || Translating the Past - Local Romanesque Architecture in Germany and Its Fifteenth-Century Reinterpretation, By - Stephan Hoppe || The Babylonian Origins of Trier, By - Hubertus Günther || History and Architecture in Pursuit of a Gothic Heritage, By - Kristoffer Neville || Early Modern Conceptualizations of Medieval History and Their Impact on Residential Architecture in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, By - Barbara Arciszewska || Writing about Romano-British Architecture in the Late Seventeenth Century, By - Matthew Walker || Preserving the Nation's Zeal - Church Buildings and English Christian History in Stuart England, By - Anne-Françoise Morel || 'A Great Insight into Antiquity' - Jacob Bryant and Jeremiah Milles and the Authenticity of the Poems of Thomas Rowley, By - Bernd Roling || Phoenician Ireland - Charles Vallancey (1725-1812) and the Oriental Roots of Celtic Culture, By - Bernd Roling. (Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 60)

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Item Number: 149594
Title: CARLO FONTANA 1638-1714 : celebrato architetto : convegno internazionale, Roma, Palazzo Carpegna, 22-24 ottobre 2014
Author: Bonaccorso, Giuseppe ; Francesco Moschini (eds)
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9788897610205
Record created on 10/04/18
Description: Roma: Accademia nazionale di San Luca, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 439pp. illus.

Contents: Fontana versus Borromini - Una cerniera nella cultura del barocco, Paolo Portoghesi || Carlo Fontana e Bernini, Marcello Fagiolo || L'attualita della bottega di Carlo Fontana - precettistica, apprendist ato e professione, Giuseppe Bonaccorso || Sulla grafica di Carlo Fontana, Elisab eth Kieven || Intorno ai Fontana - spunti anagrafici e ipotesi interpretative, Stefania Bianchi, Antonio Trapletti || Fontana e gli Odescalchi, Andrea Spiriti || La collaborazione tra Carlo Fontana e l'atelier di Carlo Rainaldi nell'ambito dei cantieri delle chiese gemelle a piazza del Popolo, Dimitri Ticconi || Carlo Fontana e la razionalizzazione dell'impulso barocco. L'esordio per i Chigi e altri interventi nei Castelli Romani, Simona Zani || Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Carlo Fontana, Romano Carapecchia - tre artisti nel teatro romano della seconda meta del Seicento, Elena Tamburini || Scenografia ed Effimero nell'eredita di Carlo Fontana - il mecenatismno del cardinale Carlo Colonna, Alessandro Spila || Carlo Fontana, stage designer, Dominique Lauvernier || "La Maestria di eccellcnti artefici" - Note a margine di un rilievo della Cappella Cybo di Carlo Fontana, Fabio Colonnese || Carlo Fontana architetto di giardini nelle ville Chigi e a Villa Colonna sul Quirinale - indagini preliminari, Carla Benocci || La trasformazione barocca di Carlo Fontana per il palazzo di Flavio Chigi a San Quirico, Angela Marino || Carlo Fontana a Siena - idee e ipotesi progettuali fra tradizione e innovazione, Bruno Mussari || Carlo Fontana - il perno "internazionale" dell'architettura barocca, nelle grinfie dei pregiudizi degli storici dell'arte, Werner Oechslin || La costruzione della carriera di Carlo Fontana - ii ruolo delle stampe, Aloisia Antinori || Wondrous Inversion - Empiricism and Carlo Fontana's Tempio Vaticano, Kimberley Skelton || Una restituzione in senso inverso - il progetto di Carlo Fontana per il Colosseo, Erik Wegerhoff || Carlo Fontana e i progetti per il Tevere, Maria Margarita Segarra Lagunes || I diversi approcci alla scienza idraulica di Carlo Fontana e Cornelius Meyer, con una nota su Ponte Felice, Fabrizio Di Marco || Dagli Effetti delle acque di Vincenzo Della Greca all'Utilissimo trattato delle acque correnti - metodo, fonti e apografia in Carlo Fontana teorico, Marisa Tabarrini || Carlo e Girolamo Fontana - tecnici al servizio dei Colonna, Michela Lucci || Sulla ricezione spagnola di Carlo Fontana tra Sei e Settecento, Jorge Fernandez -Santos Ortiz -lribas, Sara Muniain Ederra || Carlo Fontana e il Santuario di Loyola - progettazione italiana e pratiche costruttive spagnole, Iacopo Benincampi || Carlo Fontana e i rappresentanti imperiali a Roma, Friedrich Polleross || Carlo Fontana and Bohemia - architect's vision and builder's reality around 1700, Pavel Kalina || Carlo Fontana e l'architettura dei palazzi nobiliari - da Roma alla Mitteleuropa, Tommaso Manfredi || Carlo Fontana e Palladio - il progetto per "un casino in Venetia," Lorenzo Finocchi Ghersi || "Huomo... abbondante di parole all' "acquisto... di tanti padroni" - il viaggio di Carlo Fontana in Lombardia, Andrea Bonavita, Sergio Monferrini || Carlo Fontana e il Duomo di Milano, Francesco Repishti || Carlo Fontana e i progetti per Napoli, Maria Gabriella Pezone || Un restauro irrealizzato - Progetti per l'abside della Cattedrale di Napoli e il contributo di Carlo Fontana, Valentina Russo || "Per accompagnare l'antico" - Carlo Fontana e ii restauro / riuso dei monumenti antichi, Enrico Da Gai || Particolarita e "incongruenze" del portico settecentesco di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Maria Vitiello || Carlo Fontana architetto per la Reverenda Fabbrica di San Pietro, Marcello Villani || Per la Basilica Vaticana - la Cappella del Battesimo, il trasporto del sepolcro porfirico di Ottone II e altri "straordinari riattamenti," Nicoletta Marconi || Carlo Fontana sculturae inventor - II ruolo dell'architetto nei cantieri di scultura del tardo barocco romano, Alicia Adamczak || Roma 1700 - pareri e perizie di Carlo Fontana sull'architettura e sulla citta, Maria Grazia D'Amelio, Fabrizio De Cesaris || Carlo Fontana e la cupola di Montefiascone alla luce di nuovi rilievi, Hermann Schlimme || Carlo Fontana e i sistemi costruttivi per gli apparati effimeri. Il catafalco di Pedro II in Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi, Barbara Tetti || Carlo Fontana, la formazione dell'architecto e il "senso pratico del mestiere," Rosa Maria Giusto || Piante e profili geometrici - pensieri e prospettive - Tecnica e immaginazione nei disegni di Fontana e Juvarra, Giuseppe Dardanello || The Legacy of Carlo Fontana - Nicola Michetti and the Pallavicini Rospigliosi Chapel in San Francesco a Ripa, John Pinto || Architettura e arte plastica di Carlo Fontana e Leonardo Retti nell'altare maggiore di Santa Maria in Traspontina - un connubio perfetto, Francesco Amendolagine (et al) || Early impacts in the German lands of Carlo Fontana's Colosseum church design (Q.L. von Hildebrandt and M.D. Poppelmann), Peter Heinrich Jahn || "Le vieux Chevalier Charles Fontana vit -il encore ou non?". Nicodemus Tessin e l'eredita di Fontana nel Nord Europa, Martin Olin || L'eredita svedese di Carlo Fontana - Gli architetti della Corona di Svezia, da Nicodemus Tessin il vecchio a Carl Gustav Tessin, Saverio Sturm || La lezione di Carlo Fontana in Danimarca - tecniche e modelli, Elena Manzo || Nelle terre degli 'eretici' - L'opera degli allievi di Carlo Fontana in Sicilia, Marco Rosario Nobile, Domenica Sutera || Ricordo di Hallmut Hager - Hager e gli anni italiani, Elisabeth Kieven - Hager e gli anni americani, Giuseppe Bonaccorso || English Abstracts, a cura di Carla Trovini.

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Item Number: 148737
Title: Beyond Critique : Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction
Author: Fraser, Pamela ; Roger Rothman (eds)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781501347184
Record created on 04/23/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 232pp. illus.

Contents: 1. An Allegory of Criticism, David Joseli. 2. Fluxus and the Art of Affirmation, Roger Rothman. 3. Defining Criticality as an Historical Object of the 1970s and 1980s, AnneMarie Perl. 4. "The people were smart and hungry": Criticality, Egalitarianism, and the Pictures Generation, Anthony E. Grudin. 5. Shiny Things, Paul Preissner. 6. Still in the Cage: Thoughts on "Two Undiscovered Amerindians," 20 Years Later, Coco Fusco. 7. Parasitism and Contemporary Art, Adrian Anagnost. 8. Time, Autonomy and Criticality in Socially Engaged Art, Grant Kester. 9. Radical Proximity, Sofia Leiby. 10. Post-Critical Painting, Andreas Fischer. 11. Intimate Bureaucracies: A [Sweetened and Condensed] Manifesto, dj readies [Craig Saper]. On Performing the Critical, Billie Lee. Consideration (As an Antidote to Critique), Karen Schiff. Re-Thinking Art Education (Revisited), or How I Learned to Love Art Schools Again, Jen Delos Reyes. Pragmatics of Studio Critique, Judith Leeman. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Gift, Circulation, and Community Building in the Studio Art Crit., Shona Macdonald.

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Item Number: 149704
Title: Luce Figura Paesaggio : Capolavori del seicento in Umbria. Perugia
Author: Galassi, Cristina
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9788885803282
Record created on 11/15/18
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Description: Foligno: Aguaplano, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 167pp., 55 color plates. Exhibition held at San Pietro, Perugia.

Summary: La mostra vuole gettare luce sull'enorme patrimonio artistico del Seicento in Umbria, documentandone in maniera eccellente la ricchezza e la varietà. L'Umbria, i suoi pittori e le sue committenze si mostrano partecipi di un secolo rivoluzionario per la cultura figurativa italiana, alla ricerca di nuove potenzialità espressive. Il percorso espositivo a cura di Cristina Galassi si articola attraverso un considerevole numero di dipinti, circa sessanta, rappresentativi delle varie correnti e tendenze che si affermano nel corso del XVII secolo: la cultura tardo manieristica di Federico Barocci e Ventura Salimbeni convive con il filone classicista di Gian Domenico Cerrini e di Sassoferrato, con il naturalismo di matrice caravaggesca e guercinesca (nei dipinti dello Spadarino, di Orazio e Artemisia Gentileschi), con l'espressività barocca di Pietro da Cortona, Pietro Montanini e François Perrier. Una pluralità di accenti che riserverà delle sorprese in una regione famosa soprattutto per il suo patrimonio archeologico, per i suoi monumenti di epoca medievale e per il suo Rinascimento.

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Item Number: 149707
Title: Un reve d'Italie : La collection du marquis Campana
Author: Gaultier, Francoise ; Laurent Haumesser
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9782359062502
Record created on 11/16/18
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Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 608pp., 800 illus. Exhibition held at Musee du Louvre, Paris.

Summary: Giampietro Campana, directeur du mont-de-Piété à Rome, a constitué la plus grande collection privée du XIXe siècle, qui rassemblait aussi bien des objets archéologiques que des peintures, des sculptures et des objets de la Renaissance. Cette collection se caractérisait tant par sa quantité (plus de 10 000 pièces) que par sa qualité, comptant de nombreux chefs-d’œuvre, du Sarcophage des Époux à La Bataille de Paolo Uccello et aux sculptures de Della Robbia. À travers cette collection, à nulle autre pareille, Campana mettait en lumière le patrimoine culturel italien, au moment même où émergeait l’Italie comme nation. Après ses démêlés avec la justice ponti?cale, Campana vit sa collection dispersée en 1861 entre la Russie du tsar Alexandre II et la France de Napoléon III, ce qui suscita alors une émotion profonde en Italie et en Europe. C’est ainsi que l’essentiel de la collection Campana arriva au musée du Louvre. Aujourd’hui encore, la galerie Campana, où sont exposés les vases grecs, garde le nom de cette collection qui a joué un rôle décisif dans la constitution des collections du Louvre. Ce catalogue entend donner, pour la première fois depuis sa dispersion, une vision d’ensemble de cette légendaire collection. Il présente la personnalité ?amboyante de Campana et la société dans laquelle il évolua, l’histoire de la collection, la reconstitution de salles du musée Campana à Rome, le goût du collectionneur pour les pastiches et les faux. Il met également en lumière l’in?uence immense de la collection Campana dans l’art et l’artisanat de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle

For the first time in 160 years, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of the 19th century’s largest private collection, whose 10,000 exhibits—archaeological items, paintings, sculptures, and “modern” objets d’art—included such masterpieces as the Sarcophagus of the Spouses and Paolo Uccello’s Battle of San Romano. Addressing the personality and tastes of Giampietro Campana, the way he brought together this truly extraordinary ensemble, and its ultimate dispersal throughout Europe, the exhibition will also highlight the collection’s seminal role in the affirmation of Italian culture as the Italian nation gradually took shape in the course of the 19th century. Thus it will illustrate the collection’s significance in terms of cultural awareness in Italy and Europe as a whole.

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Item Number: 143983
Title: Orazio and Artemisia GENTILESCHI : Between Paris and London
Author: Terzaghi, Cristina
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 9788899765323
Record created on 12/11/16
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Description: Milan: Officina, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 144pp., 48 color illus. English edition.

Summary: In 1624 Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) left Italy for Paris, where he had been summoned by the Queen, Maria de Medici. Two years later he moved to London to work for the Duke of Buckingham and, after the Duke's assassination, for Charles I and his wife, Queen Henrietta Maria. Orazio died in London in 1639, while his daughter, Artemisia, who had joined him in 1638, remained in Britain till 1640. But these simple biographical facts do not do these great artists justice. A dozen stunning paintings and a number of documents, several of them previously unpublished, are all the remaining evidence that illuminates this period of the Gentileschis' personal lives. In this book, the Gentileschis' work is placed in the context of courtly patronage - a structure in which art and politics were strictly intertwined. Charles I was attempting to transform his court into a truly European one, art collections included, while papal diplomacy worked tirelessly to convert Charles so that he might join the ranks of Catholic monarchs. Art was instrumental to this attempt; Cardinal Francesco Barberini, on behalf of pope Urbano VIII, sent many artworks to the court of St. James. Evidently, art's function extended beyond the aesthetic. Paying tribute to art's prime position within the monarchic establishment of 17th-century Europe, this book will be an invaluable resource for any student of Art History.

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Item Number: 149070
Title: RALPH GIBSON : Self-Exposure
Author: Gibson, Ralph
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781912122103
Record created on 06/03/18
Description: London: Heni, 2018. 33cm., pbk., 396pp., 285 images.

Summary: Self-Exposure is the autobiography of celebrated American art photographer Ralph Gibson. With his 80th birthday on the horizon in January 2019 and a career spanning over 50 years, Gibson is at a point of reflection in his life and work and decided to put pen to paper. Writing in candid prose, Gibson takes the reader through his life and career from his earliest memories of growing up in California (the son of a Hollywood director, Gibson's childhood is touched by the old glamour of the silver screen: the likes of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth make appearances) to his time in the navy and his continuous love affair with photography. Gibson's memories are filled with rich characters and period details. Often moving, the narratives of his at times troublesome childhood provide a rich background to the charismatic artist Gibson has become. Gibson covers a range of topics such as music, Catholicism, his wife, Mary Jane, and a long line of fellow artists and photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank. His ruminations on his life so far display a deep, thoughtful understanding and self-awareness that make this book a fascinating read in itself as well as an illuminating companion to his work. What emerges is an insight into the mind of an incredible, highly decorated artist. Evocatively illustrated, Self-Exposure presents Gibson's life story alongside his photographic work. Designed and produced in close collaboration with Gibson, this large-format publication-as much a biography as it is an artist's book-is Gibson's most personal book to date.

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Item Number: 149134
Title: Tombs of the Ancient Poets : Between Literary Reception and Material Culture
Author: Goldschmidt, Nora ; Barbara Graziosi (eds)
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9780198826477
Record created on 06/15/18
Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 384pp., 15 illus.

Contents: 1. Silent Bones and Singing Stones - Materializing the Poetic Corpus in Hellenistic Greece, Verity Platt. 2. Simonides on Tombs, and the 'Tomb of Simonides', Richard Rawles. 3. Ennius' imago between Tomb and Text, Francesca Martelli. 4. A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man - The Tomb of Quintus Sulpicius Maximus on the Via Salaria, Valentina Garulli. 5. Ovid's Tombs - Afterlives of a Poetic corpus, Nora Goldschmidt. 6. Earth, Nature, and the Cult of the Tomb - The Posthumous Reception of Aeschylus' heros, Emmanuela Bakola. 7. Tombs of the Poets' Minor Characters, Peter Bing. 8. Still Singing - The Case of Orpheus, Barbara Graziosi. 9. Poets' Corners in Greek Epigram Collections, Regina Hoschele. 10. Impermanent Stones, Permanent Plants - Tombs of Poets as Material Objects in the Palatine Anthology, Silvia Montiglio. 11. Pausanias' Dead Poets Society, Johanna Hanink. 12. Dead Letters and Buried Meaning - Approaching the Tomb of Virgil, Andrew Laird. 13. The Tomb of Virgil between Text, Memory, and Site, Irene Peirano Garrison. 14. Virgil's Tomb in Scholarly and Popular Culture, Harald Hendrix. 15. Ruins and Reputations - The Tomb of the Poet in Visual Art, Sam Smiles.

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Item Number: 149290
Title: Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Author: Green, Susan L
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815393771
Record created on 07/10/18
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Summary: This book is the first detailed investigation to focus on the late medieval use of Tree of Jesse imagery, traditionally a representation of the genealogical tree of Christ. In northern Europe, from the mid-fifteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, it could be found across a wide range of media. Yet, as this book vividly illustrates, it had evolved beyond a simple genealogy into something more complex, which could be modified to satisfy specific religious requirements. It was also able to function on a more temporal level, reflecting not only a clerical preoccupation with a sense of communal identity, but a more general interest in displaying a family’s heritage, continuity and/or social status. It is this dynamic and polyvalent element that makes the subject so fascinating.

Contents: Introduction ; The Tree of Jesse and the Speculum Humanae Salvationis ; The Tree of Jesse and Saint Anne ; The Tree of Jesse, the Carmelites, and other Religious Orders ; The Tree of Jesse and the Schöllenbach Altarpiece- A Case Study ; The Tree of Jesse and Antwerp Carved Altarpieces ; The Tree of Jesse in Northern France ; Conclusion.

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Item Number: 149703
Title: FRANS HALS Museum
Author: Demeester, Ann
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9781785511615
Record created on 11/15/18
Description: London: Scala, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 80pp., 45 color illus.

Summary: The Frans Hals Museum has attracted interest since it opened in 1913. Its collection of Haarlem Old Masters of the Golden Age, including the world's largest collection of paintings by Frans Hals, is unique. The collection reflects the radical changes that painting underwent in the early seventeenth century, with Haarlem providing fertile soil for a new expression of art to flourish. In the same way De Hallen Haarlem provides a platform for innovations in modern and contemporary art, positioning itself unequivocally as the champion of a living culture. In early 2018 the Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem, which already operate as a single organisation behind the scenes, will become one museum under the name Frans Hals Museum. Each location will offer a new and distinctive programme of exhibitions in which traditional and contemporary art are shown side by side. The latest title in Scala's Director's Choice series celebrates the coming together of these two art institutions, with a selection of works which speak personally to the Director and reflect the synergy between the two collections. (Director's Choice)

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Item Number: 149156
Title: Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State
Author: Hardin, Jennifer ; Gary Monroe
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780936859910
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 194 color illus. Exhibition held at Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Summary: This anthology presents nearly 200 works of art that illustrate the history and diversity of Florida. Selected from public and private collections across the United States, these paintings, drawings, and photographs—some not widely seen before—display how the Sunshine State has inspired leading figures in American art as well as popular local folk artists. From natural landscapes to frontier outposts to burgeoning towns, the scenes featured in Imagining Florida portray many different aspects of the state—its deep-rooted Seminole and Miccosukee heritage, its historic African American communities, its identity as a tourist destination. Artists include William Bartram, John James Audubon, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Milton Avery, Sally Michel, and Doris Lee. Brought together for the first time in this colorful and surprising book, these visual interpretations of the state are a fascinating exploration of the myths and realities of Florida.

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Item Number: 149013
Title: Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins
Author: Clay, Seve ; Ken Friedman (eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781938221200
Record created on 05/25/18
Description: Los Angeles: Siglio, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 336pp., 95 color, 60 b&w illus.

Summary: There are few art-world figures as influential-and as little known-as Dick Higgins (1938-98), cofounder of Fluxus, "polyartist," poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the legendary Something Else Press. In 1965 he restored the term "intermedia" to the English language, giving it new dimension to recognize the dissolution of boundaries between traditional modes of art-making and the open field for new forms that cannot be compartmentalized. His own contributions to intermedia are many-as a participant and instigator of happenings, as writer and composer straddling traditional and vanguard forms, among others-but it was Something Else Press (1963-74) that redefined how "the book" could inhabit that energized, in-between space. Something Else Press was as much a critical statement and radical experiment as it was a collection of books by some of the most luminary artists and writers of the 20th century: Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Dieter Roth, Bern Porter, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Emmett Williams, Robert Filliou, and George Brecht, among many others. Along with his Great Bear Pamphlet series and the Something Else newsletter, Higgins exploited and subverted conventional book production and marketing strategies to get unconventional and avant-garde works into the hands of new and often unsuspecting readers. Edited by Granary Books publisher Steve Clay and Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, this judiciously curated and indispensable compendium of essays, theoretical writings and narrative prose dives deep into the ever-influential ideas that Higgins explored in theory and practice. Clay and Friedman have chosen works that illuminate Higgins' voracious intellectual appetite, encyclopedic body of knowledge and playful yet rigorous experimentation in a selection that includes many writings long out of print or difficult to find.

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Item Number: 141426
Title: LEWIS HINE : When Innovation Was King : The National Research Project 1936–1937
Author: Gutman, Judith Mara
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783958291898
Record created on 05/26/16
Description: Göttingen: Steidl, Howard Greenberg Library, New York, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 144pp., 100 images.

Summary : In 1936, science teacher turned photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Project Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the US government hoped would provide the jobs that would lift the country out of the Great Depression. Hine, already well established as a chronicler of social conditions of his day, produced more than 700 photographs for this project, the last major work of his career. By emphasizing the inherent tension between machinery and workers, Hine imbued these compelling images with his characteristic rigor and aesthetic appeal. These photographs, and their implied message, are particularly relevant today given high unemployment rates and radical shifts in the role of the worker in the rapidly changing world economy. Included in this book is an essay by the eminent photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman, in which she discusses the project and the photographs in the context of the economic conditions of the time and the artistic and technological innovations of the era.

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Item Number: 148839
Title: L’Altare di San Giovanni del Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Firenze. Il restauro (2006-2012)
Author: Innocenti, Clarice
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788874613960
Record created on 05/01/18
Description: Firenze: Mandragora, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 300pp., ca. 500 color illus.

Summary: Tre metri di larghezza, un metro e mezzo di altezza, uno di profondità per un peso di duecento chilogrammi considerando solo l’argento. Questi sono i numeri dell’Altare d’argento di San Giovanni, vero e proprio compendio di due secoli di Storia dell’arte. Realizzato sotto il patronato della prestigiosa Arte di Calimala, l’Altare mette in scene gli episodi della vita del Precursore. Alle formelle lavorarono, a fasi alterne, i più importanti artisti del XIV e XV secolo tra cui si annoverano con certezza Tommaso Ghiberti e Michelozzo, Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Antonio di Salvi, Bernardo Cennini. Il volume, dopo una introduzione di carattere storico-artistico, racconta le fasi più importanti del restauro realizzato e coordinato dall’Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze. I 1500 pezzi complessivi, di cui 1050 smaltati, sono stati infatti oggetto di un intervento attento e meticoloso che ha riportato l’Altare all’antico splendore. Le 500 illustrazioni a colori, frutto di una campagna fotografica realizzata in concomitanza con le varie fasi di lavoro, consentono di cogliere particolari mai visti prima. Completa il volume un’attenta disamina tecnico-scientifica dei materiali che costituiscono il dossale.

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Item Number: 149512
Title: LEE KRASNER : The Umber Paintings 1959–1962
Author: Anfam, David (intro)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781947232037
Record created on 09/11/18
Description: New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 121pp., 60 color, 22 b&w illus.

Summary: This book focuses on the iconic Umber Paintings of Lee Krasner (1908–84), which consist of only 24 paintings. Painted between 1959 and 1962, the Umber Paintings were realized during one of Krasner’s most ambitious periods of cproduction following the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Jackson Pollock. During this time of newfound solitude, Krasner moved into Pollock’s studio at their home in the Springs, East Hampton, which enabled her to experiment on large canvases for the first time. In addition to the increase in scale, this period was also characterized by a further commitment to %allover% compositions. By the end of the 1950s, Krasner’s emotional turmoil confined her to work only at night under artificial light. The Umber Paintings convey a distinctive rawness and intensity that was unprecedented in her oeuvre until this point, and remain lauded as the artist’s most psychologically evocative works.

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Item Number: 149478
Title: LEONARDO DA VINCI : The Language of Faces
Author: Kwakkelstein, Michael ; Michel Plomp
Price: $39.50
ISBN: 9789068687675
Record created on 08/30/18
Description: Bussum: Thoth, in association with eylers Museum, Haarlem, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: During his life Leonardo da Vinci, the very embodiment of the Renaissance ideal of the ‘uomo universale’, was famous for his unique ability to convincingly depict human emotions and personalities. Leonardo was fascinated by the expressiveness of the human face, whether deformed and ugly or beautiful and idealized, and particularly by the relation between its exterior and the interior mind. He had an obvious affinity with the ‘science’ of physiognomy – popular in his day – which claimed that the human face reflected the personality inside. One of the exhibition’s highlights is Leonardo’s 'Head of a Young Woman', sometimes called the Mona Lisa of drawings. The drawing is now on display in the Netherlands for the first time.

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Item Number: 149488
Title: The Archaeology and History of Jerash : 110 Years of Excavations
Author: Lichtenberger, A. ; R. Raja (eds)
Price: $169.00
ISBN: 9782503578200
Record created on 09/03/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 280pp., 254 b&w illus.

Summary: The important Decapolis Gerasa has been object of archaeological investigations since 1907. This volume brings together scholars who have undertaken research in the city within the last four decades and presents the results of these projects. 110 years ago, in 1907, the first excavations were undertaken in the Decapolis city Gerasa. It was the beginning of an intensive and continuous period of research in this major city of the Decapolis. Large-scale excavations were undertaken in the 1920s and 1930s after the institution of the mandate. These were followed by several international projects, most noteworthy the large initiative begun in the late 1970s, Jerash Archaeological Project. From the outset of excavations within the urban space of Jerash, the Greco-Roman city Gerasa with its public monuments along the cardo was one of the foci. Furthermore, Christian churches found special interest in the early years as well as in later periods. In the last decennia, research interests have shifted, moving away from the large public monuments to the areas beyond the city centre and chronological focus left behind the classical and early Christian periods and encompassed the later periods, in particular the Early and Middle Islamic periods. Also, the restoration and preservation of the monuments and the presentation to the public have become important issues but also challenges. These changed interests reflect current questions of archaeology, which have intensified the view of long-term transformations and the transitional periods as well as relations between city and hinterland. In order to move the understanding of the development of Jerash forward, this volume brings together researchers who have worked in Jerash over the last decades. This communal effort pushes the contextualisation of this important site further within a local, regional as well as wider framework of the Hellenistic, Roman, Islamic and Medieval worlds. (Jerash Papers, 1)

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Item Number: 149685
Title: LORENZO LOTTO : Il richiamo delle Marche. Luoghi, tempi e persone
Author: Dal Pozzolo, Enrico Maria
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788857239583
Record created on 11/06/18
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 293pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Buonaccorsi, Macerata.

Contents: Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, Progetto Lotto ; Ottavia Niccoli, La Marca di Lorenzo Lotto: un inquadramento storico ; Alessandro Delpriori, Sulle strade marchigiane di Lotto: pittori e scultori ; Francesca Coltrinari, Quasi una seconda patria. Lorenzo Lotto e le Marche ; Francesco De Carolis, Lorenzo Lotto in bottega: pratiche, mentalità, rapporti ; Catalogo ; Francesca Coltrinari, Lorenzo Lotto nelle Marche regesto e cronologia; Personaggi in contatto con Lorenzo Lotto nelle Marche).

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Item Number: 149118
Title: LEE LOZANO : Private Book 4
Author:
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781942607960
Record created on 06/14/18
Description: New York: Karma, 2018. 20cm., pbk., 186pp. illus.

Summary: This is the fourth volume in Karma's 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano's Private Book project. It is primarily a calendar of Lozano's personal, artistic and chemical interactions in 1969–70. A prolific writer and documenter of both her art and her relationships, the public and private, the painter Lee Lozano (1930–99) kept a series of personal journals from 1968 to 1970 while living in New York's SoHo neighborhood. In 1972 she rigorously edited these books, thus completing the project.

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Item Number: 149705
Title: LEE LOZANO : Private Book 5
Author:
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781942607977
Record created on 11/15/18
Description: New York: Karma, 2018. 20cm., spiral-bound, 198pp. illus.

Summary: This is the fifth volume in Karma's 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano's Private Book project. Eleven of these private books survive, containing notes on Lozano's work, detailed interactions with artist friends and commentary on the alienations of gender politics, as well as philosophical queries into art's role in society and humorous asides from daily life.

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Item Number: 148570
Title: Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700
Author: Maner, Brent
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9780226592916
Record created on 04/02/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 336pp., 8 illus.

Summary: In Germany, Nazi ideology casts a long shadow over the history of archaeological interpretation. Propaganda, school curricula, and academic publications under the regime drew spurious conclusions from archaeological evidence to glorify the Germanic past and proclaim chauvinistic notions of cultural and racial superiority. But was this powerful and violent version of the distant past a nationalist invention or a direct outcome of earlier archaeological practices? By exploring the myriad pathways along which people became familiar with archaeology and the ancient past—from exhibits at local and regional museums to the plotlines of popular historical novels—this broad cultural history shows that the use of archaeology for nationalistic pursuits was far from preordained. In Germany’s Ancient Pasts, Brent Maner offers a vivid portrait of the development of antiquarianism and archaeology, the interaction between regional and national history, and scholarly debates about the use of ancient objects to answer questions of race, ethnicity, and national belonging. While excavations in central Europe throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries fed curiosity about the local landscape and inspired musings about the connection between contemporary Germans and their “ancestors,” antiquarians and archaeologists were quite cautious about using archaeological evidence to make ethnic claims. Even during the period of German unification, many archaeologists emphasized the local and regional character of their finds and treated prehistory as a general science of humankind. As Maner shows, these alternative perspectives endured alongside nationalist and racist abuses of prehistory, surviving to offer positive traditions for the field in the aftermath of World War II. A fascinating investigation of the quest to turn pre- and early history into history, Germany’s Ancient Pasts sheds new light on the joint sway of science and politics over archaeological interpretation.

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Item Number: 148571
Title: Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700
Author: Maner, Brent
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780226593074
Record created on 04/02/18
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 336pp., 8 illus.
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Item Number: 129608
Title: Le tombe dipinte della Bulgaria
Author: Manetta, Consuelo
Price: $319.00
ISBN: 9788891309891
Record created on 02/24/14
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Description: Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 424pp., 127 illus. (Studia Archaeologica, 212.)
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Item Number: 147318
Title: Art and Miracle in Renaissance Tuscany
Author: Maniura, Robert
Price: $99.99
ISBN: 9781108426848
Record created on 11/16/17
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 276pp., 59 b&w illus.

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

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

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Item Number: 149675
Title: Molise medievale cristiano. Edilizia religiosa e territorio (secoli IV-XIII)
Author: Marazzi, Federico (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9788896092712
Record created on 11/02/18
Description: Cerro al Volturno: Volturnia, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 624pp. illus.

Summary: Il volume "Molise medievale cristiano" è frutto di un importante progetto editoriale che, per i suoi contenuti e per i suoi contributi, rappresenta l'opera omnia dell'arte romanica e pre-romanica in Molise. Il libro è infatti il risultato di ricerche e studi decennali che un team di docenti e ricercatori delle più importanti Università italiane ha svolto sui monumenti e sulle chiese del Molise in un arco temporale che va dal IV al XIII secolo d.C., ed è curato dal prof. Federico Marazzi, ben noto archeologo, docente di Archeologia medioevale e cristiana all'Università Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli nonché, da quasi trenta anni, Direttore degli Scavi del sito monastico medievale di San Vincenzo al Volturno. Ai contenuti di rilevante ed inedito spessore si affianca un dovizioso corredo fotografico selettivamente realizzato dalla nostra casa editrice con il supporto e la collaborazione delle diocesi molisane.

Contents: 1. Saggi introduttivi : F. Marazzi, Il quadro storico e geopolitico del Molise dalla fine dell'antichità al XII secolo ; M. Gianandrea, Un territorio controverso- il Molise tra perduto, ricostruzioni e assenze storiografiche ; L. Catalano, La cultura artistica in Molise- caratteri tipologici e orientamenti stilistico-formali ; F. Gangemi, Il Molise romanico: identità e influssi di un crocevia culturale ; A. Frisetti, cantieri edili nel Molise preromanico e romanico- una lettura in chiave archeologica. 2. San Vincenzo al Volturno - San Vincenzo al Volturno, il sito e le sue fasi (FM) - La produzione artistica a San Vincenzo al Volturno fra pittura e scultura: note di sintesi (LC) - I dipinti murali della cripta di Epifanio: nuovi dati, nuove acquisizioni (VG e SM) - L'inscindibile rapporto fra scriptorium e scrittura esposta in un monastero medievale (DF). 3. Il territorio e i monumenti: - Boiano nel Medioevo e le sue perdute glorie artistiche (MG) - Campobasso e i suoi monumenti cristiani medievali (MG) - Campomarino - La cripta di Santa Maria a Mare (FG) - Civitanova del Sannio - San Benedetto de Iumento Albo (DF - FM) - Ferrazzano - Le sculture di Ferrazzano (FG) - Guardialfiera - Nascita e tramonto di uno spazio episcopale: SantaMaria Assunta a Guardialfiera (FG) - Guglionesi - Storia di una cattedrale mancata: Santa Maria Maggiore a Guglionesi (FG) - Guglionesi - San Nicola a Guglionesi e gli esiti di una rinascita forzata (FG) - Isernia - Cattedrale (FM) - Isernia - Santa Maria delle Monache (FM) - Larino - La chiesa paleocristiana in località San Primiano (MTO - AV) - Limosano - La cripta di Santa Maria Maggiore (LC) - Macchia d'Isernia - Santa Maria in Altissimis (AF - DF) - Matrice - Santa Maria della Strada (MG) - Morrone del Sannio - Santa Maria di Casalpiano (FM) - Petrella Tifernina - San Giorgio Martire (MG) - Petacciato - SantaMaria di Petacciato e le ambizioni settentrionali di una periferia medioadriatica (FG) - Roccaravindola - San Barbato (FM) - Roccavivara - Santa Maria di Canneto (LC) - Rocchetta a Volturno - Santa Maria delle Grotte (LC) - San Giovanni in Galdo - Il pulpito (LC) - Sepino fra Tardoantico e Medioevo (MG) - Termoli - Termoli: preistoria di una cattedrale (FG) - Trivento - La cripta di San Casto (LC) - Venafro - La Cattedrale medievale (LC) - Venafro tardoantica e medievale. Nuove evidenze architettoniche (PQ - AT) - Vinchiaturo - Santa Maria di Guglieto a Monteverde (LC) . (Studi vulturnensi, 10 )

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Item Number: 146725
Title: MICHELANGELO's Sculpture
Author: Steinberg, Leo ; Sheila Schwartz (ed) ; Richard Neer (intro)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780226482576
Record created on 09/13/17
Description: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 320pp., 121 color, 127 b&w illus.

Contents: Leo Steinberg was one of the most original and daring art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretative risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His works, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures explicates many of Michelangelo's most celebrated sculptures, applying principles gleaned from long, hard looking. Almost everything Steinberg wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but here put to the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures as well as their gestures and interrelations conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body and its actions to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers-or, as Steinberg put it, in Michelangelo's art, "anatomy becomes theology." Michelangelo's Sculpture is the first in a series of volumes of Steinberg's selected writings and unpublished lectures, edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz. The volume also includes a book review debunking psychoanalytic interpretation of the master's work, a light-hearted look at Michelangelo and the medical profession and, finally, the shortest piece Steinberg ever published.

Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments, Sheila Schwartz. Introduction, Richard Neer. 1. The Metaphors of Love and Birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs. 2. The Roman Pietà: Michelangelo at Twenty-Three. 3. Michelangelo's Medici Madonna and Related Works. 4. Body and Symbol in the Medici Madonna. 5. Michelangelo's Florentine Pietà: The Missing Leg Twenty Years After. 6. The Michelangelo Next Door. 7. Shrinking Michelangelo. 8. Michelangelo and the Doctors. 9. What Would You Ask Michelangelo?. Leo Steinberg: Chronology. Leo Steinberg: Publications (1947-2010).

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