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Item Number: 147704
Title: Jüdisch-christliche Buchmalerei im Spätmittelalter : Aschkenasische Haggadah-Handschriften aus Süddeutschland und Norditalien
Author: Amirov, Franziska ; Wolfgang Augustyn (ed)
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9783871572470
Record created on 12/23/17
Available August 2018
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Description: Berlin: Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 304pp., 127 color, 261 b&w illus.

Summary: In spätmittelalterlichen Buchwerkstätten arbeiteten jüdische und christliche Buchhand-werker gemeinsam an jüdischen Handschriften. So fanden christliche Malstile und Bildmotive ihren Weg in die illuminierten Ausgaben. Illuminierte hebräische Handschriften des 15. Jahrhunderts sind leuchtende Zeitzeugen einer interreligiösen Zusammenarbeit von jüdischen und christlichen Buchmalern Geschulte jüdische Schreiber, die sogenannten Soferim, schrieben den Text auf die Pergamentseiten. Die Illustrationen wurden danach von Buchmalern ausgeführt, die jedoch nicht jüdisch sein mussten. Mit Hilfe eines jüdischen Beraters konnten auch Christen die Illustrationen an den richtigen Textstellen einfügen. Die gemeinsame Arbeit von Juden und Christen an jüdischen Handschriften stellt Franziska Amirov in diesem Buch erstmals ausführlich dar. Zahlreiche Abbildungen verdeutlichen den jüdisch-christlichen Motiv- und Stilaustausch während der gemeinsamen Arbeit. In hebräischen Handschriften konnten zum Beispiel Stileinflüsse der christlichen Buchmaler Johannes Bämler aus Augsburg oder Berthold Furtmeyr aus Regensburg gefunden werden. Der jüdische Schreiber und Buchbinder Meir ben Israel Jaffe hat in Ulm und Nürnberg gearbeitet, während Joel ben Simeon zwischen Süddeutschland und Norditalien hin und her reiste.

Contents: PESSACH-HAGGADAH | HAGGADAH SCHEL PESSACH - Eine Erzählung von der Überschreitung - Die aschkenasische Haggadah: Eine Nacherzählung - Die Vorbereitungen - Das Fest beginnt. HISTORISCHES, ZIELSETZUNG UND FORSCHUNGSSTAND - Jüdisches Leben im Spätmittelalter - Historische Voraussetzungen - Zielsetzung und Vorgehen - Forschungsüberblick: Aschkenasische Haggadot im 15. Jahrhundert - Allgemeiner Forschungsüberblick - Übersicht und spezifische Informationen zu ausgewählten Handschriften. EINE FRAGE DES MOTIVS: CHRISTLICHE IKONOGRAFIE IN HAGGADAH-HANDSCHRIFTEN - Die Darmstädter Haggadah: Die Jungfrau, Mirjam und gelehrte Frauen - Übliche Haggadah-Ikonografie mit kleinen Veränderungen: Kiddusch und Dank an Gott - Unübliche Darstellungen mit auffälliger Ikonografie: - Lesende und Gelehrte - Darstellungen lesender Frauen: Die Jungfrau Maria in der Haggadah? - Dekorative Tier- und Fabelwesengestaltungen - Eine Badeszene am Ende der Haggadah - Die Münchner Haggadah: Das Pferd, das eigentlich ein Esel sein sollte - Beschreibung und Vergleich der Haggadah-Illustrationen - Christliche Ikonografien in der Münchner Haggadah - Die I. Cincinnati-Haggadah: Landsknechte, Kirchengelehrte und ein melancholischer Sohn - Beschreibung der Illustrationen im Vergleich zu jüdischen Motiven im Textzusammenhang - Ikonografische Anpassung[en]: Vergleich mit christlichen Motiven - Das Motiv der höfischen Jagd in der Haggadah: 'Jag den Has' und 'Jag den Hirsch' - Die Ikonografie der Jagd in christlichen Handschriften des 13.-15. Jahrhunderts - 'Jag den Hirsch' in der Darmstädter Haggadah: Die Parforcejagd - Jag den Has' in Haggadot: Aschkenasi-Haggadah und I. Cincinnati-Haggadah im Vergleich. EINE FRAGE DES STILS: CHRISTLICHER ODER JÜDISCHER ILLUSTRATIONSSTIL? - Darmstädter Haggadah: Ein fragmentarisches Stil- und Bildprogramm - Figuren - Ornament- und Rahmengestaltung - Architekturelemente - Die Münchner Haggadah: Räumliche und zeitliche Zuordnung des Stils - Bestandsaufnahme der Figuren und Ornamentik in der Münchner Haggadah - Berthold Furtmeyr und die Münchner Haggadah - Die Aschkenasi- und I. Cincinnati-Haggadah: Jüdische Buchmaler in Ulm und Augsburg - Zur Herstellungsgeschichte der Aschkenasi-Haggadah - Händescheidung und Anmerkungen zum Stil - Aschkenasi-Haggadah - Händescheidung und Stile in der I. Cincinnati-Haggadah - Joel ben Simeon: Jüdisches Fleuronné? - Vorläufige Bestandsaufnahme der Joel-Handschriften mit Masken und Fleuronné - Vergleiche von Maskenfleuronné: jüdisches oder christliches Fleuronné? - Fleuronné und Initialwortgestaltungen als Mittel der Zuschreibung? - Weiterführende Stilanalysen von Joel-Handschriften. EXKURS: NOTIZEN, EIN LAIENKÜNSTLER UND POLEMISCHE KOMMENTARE ZU PESSACH - Die Stuttgarter Haggadah: Studium der Haggadah und Joel ben Simeon - Notizen in der Stuttgarter Haggadah - Ein Exkurs zu den Stuttgarter Haggadah-Illustrationen - Die Münchner Haggadah: Blutige Mazzah zu Pessach - Forschungsüberblick zum Kommentar in der Münchner Haggadah - Zusammenfassung und Teilübersetzungen des Kommentars - Ritualmordprozess in Trient - Ostern und Pessach. SCHLUSSBETRACHTUNGEN - Motive - Stil - Forschungsperspektiven. ENGLISH SUMMARY. ANHANG I: Kodikologie der primär bearbeiteten Haggadot. ANHANG II: Tabellen - Tabelle 1: Joel ben Simeons Handschriften - Tabelle 2: Illustrationen & Händescheidung - Aschkenasi-Haggadah - Tabelle 3: Stuttgarter Haggadah - christliche Notizen. (Neue Forschungen zur deutschen Kunst, 13)

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Item Number: 149330
Title: FRANCO ANGELI : The 60s
Author: Barbero, Luca Massimo ; Laura Cherubini
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788831728928
Record created on 07/20/18
Available September 2018
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Description: Venice: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 280pp. illus. English edition

Summary: Franco Angeli was one of the leading figures in the Italian art of the postwar period. Often labeled superficially as “Pop,” he is revealed here, through new documents and studies, as an artist who took a surprising and unprecedented approach to his work. He made his debut in the fifties in a still little-known experimental Roman laboratory where the new generations encountered the masters of Italian art. This book reconstructs the stylistic and artistic reciprocities and the relations of Angeli with his friends and colleagues up until the sixties, a time when, with his attainment of an existential image that was at the same time deeply polemical and provocative, his work developed along versatile lines, in an original dialogue with the international context.

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Item Number: 148717
Title: Genio e Maestria. Mobili ed Ebanisti alla Corte Sabauda tra Settecento ed Ottocento
Author: Annibaldi, Cesare ; Roberto Antonetto (et al)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788842224594
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Torino: Allemandi, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 304pp., 162 color illus. Exhibition held at Venaria Reale, Torino.

Summary: Il catalogo della grande mostra alla Venaria Reale. Il volume, come l'evento espositivo, espone i capolavori dell'ebanisteria piemontese, oltre 130 opere provenienti da importanti collezioni museali e collezionisti piemonesi a internazionali, dei grandi ebanisti e scultori della corte sabauda - Luigi Prinotto, Pietro Piffetti, Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo e Gabriele Capello, detto il "Moncalvo." La visione e la storia di un raffinato, colto e complesso mestiere dell'arte al servizio delle piu importanti committenze reali e nobiliari, che raggiunse a Torino il vertice dell'apprezzamento mondiale alla stregua dei massimo e piu noti grandi maestri della pittura.

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Item Number: 147884
Title: ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND : Landscapes and Buildings
Author: Woollen, Malcolm
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780815378211
Record created on 01/14/18
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 141 b&w illus.

Summary: Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish classicist architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetary; the Stockholm Public Library; the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs, it addresses the topic of buildings accompanied by landscapes. It proposes that themes related to landscape are central to Asplund’s distinctive work, with these particular sites forming a collection which documents an evolution in his design thinking from 1915 – 1940. The architect himself wrote comparatively little about his design intentions. However, through close reading and analysis of the selected projects as landscapes with architecture, author Malcolm Woollen argues that reflections of the intellectual climate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are evident in his work. These concepts provide insight into the cultural and historical background of landscape architecture in Sweden. This book is a must-have for academics, advanced students and researchers in landscape, architecture and design interested in Nordic Classicism and the works of Erik Gunnar Asplund.

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Item Number: 149317
Title: Le origini di Pompei : La città tra il VI e il V secolo a.C
Author: Avagliano, A
Price: $108.00
ISBN: 9789042935679
Record created on 07/18/18
Description: Leuven: Peeters, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 245pp. illus. Italian text with English summary.

Summary: This volume deals with the study of the archaic phase of Pompeii (6th-5th century BC) with particular attention to the topic of the urban configuration of the city. The aspects taken into consideration range from the history of the discovery of pre-Roman Pompeii, to the description of the elements characterizing the urban landscape, to the cults practiced inside and outside the walls. The work--based both on published material and unpublished archival data--included the creation of an archaeological phase map, prepared through the planimetric repositioning of the evidence pertaining to the chronological horizon in question. The aim was to create a tool of fundamental importance for the continuation of research on the pre-Roman phases of Pompeii.

Contents: Pompei prima di Pompei: le tappe di una scoperta ; Il territorio e le preesistenze archeologiche ; La città in età arcaica ; I luoghi di culto ; L'organizzazione urbanistica ; I primi abitanti di Pompei ; Pompei nella Campania arcaica ; Il declino dell'abitato arcaico ; Appendice - Appunti sull'edilizia arcaica di Pompei ; Catalogo - I contesti di rinvenimento ; English Summary - The origins of Pompeii - The City between the 6th and the 5th Centuries BC. (Babesch Supplementa, 33)

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Item Number: 147923
Title: KWAB : Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt
Author: Baarssen, Reinier
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9789462084285
Record created on 01/17/18
Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 350 color illus. Exhibition held at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: The auricular style is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe. This book traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The story of this abstract decorative form is illustrated using silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings, and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings.

Contents: Courtly Inventions - Paulus van Vianen ; A Ewer as Revolution - Adam van Vianen ; A Jump in Size ; Amsterdam Triumphant - Lutma, Rembrandt and Doomer ; Competition on Paper - Van Vianen versus Lutma ; Brass in the Church - Johannes Lutma the Elder as Inventor ; Framed by KWAB ; Amsterdam and the Netherlands ; At the Court of Charles I - Christiaen van Vianen ; A Cabinet from Paris ; Ohrmuschelstil und Knorpelwerk.

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Item Number: 149209
Title: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 1150-1350
Author: Barnwell, PaulS. (ed)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9781907730672
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Dointon: Shaun Tyas, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 272pp., 64 color, 31 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the third in a chronological series of volumes based on weekend conferences at Rewley House in Oxford, concerning places of worship in Britain and Ireland from the late Roman period to the present. The period covered in this volume saw the rise of the great cathedrals, the spread of reformed monasticism (including nunneries), the coming of the friars and the spread of the parish system into every corner of Britain and Ireland. Architecturally, the emergence and spread of the Gothic style is of special significance, but as important was the evolution of church plans and form to accommodate new forms of worship driven by developments in theology and liturgy. The emphasis here is on the main types of institution and particularly those for which good physical evidence survives. Cathedrals, monasteries of several orders, nunneries, friaries and parish churches are all represented. The spread of Christian values throughout society and the creation of the universal church of the middle ages, binding Britain and Ireland to the whole of Christendom in a uniform culture, are also common themes. The 12 essays are by Philippa Turner (introduction and images), John Harper (on ritual and music), Richard Halsey (on cathedral extensions), Cathy Oakes (on the Benedictines), Glyn Coppack (on the Cistercians), Richard Oram (the Premonstratensians in Scotland), Deirdre O’Sullivan (friaries), Tracy Collins (Irish nunneries), P. S. Barnwell (English parish churches and the conclusion), and Richard Fawcett (on Scottish parish churches). (Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment, 7)

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Item Number: 146524
Title: The Renaissance in the 19th Century : Revision, Revival and Return
Author: Bolzoni, Lina ; Alina Payne (eds)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788899765491
Record created on 08/16/17
Description: Milan: Officina Libraria, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 554pp., 108 illus. Italian-English texts. Papers presented at a conference at Villa I Tatti, June 2013.

Contents: S. Bann, Inventing the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century France ; M. Ghelardi, Un lusso per il pensiero - Il Rinascimento italiano di Jacob Burckhardt ; F. Borgo, Cinquecento and Ottocento at War - Leonardo da Vinci and the Legacy of Renaissance Battle Painting before and After the Risorgimento ; E. Giammattei, Il Rinascimento e suo doppio - De Sanctis, Carducci e Burckhardt ; E.M. Troelenberg, The Appropriation of a Foreign Past - Oriental Carpets as Par of Wilhelm von Bode's Museum Vision of the Renaissance ; C. Rachele, Architectural Drawings at the Uffizi - The brichieri Colombi Acquisition and the Tuscan Renaissance Revivalism of Giuseppe Del Rosso ; D. Sadighian, The Renaissance Inside Out - Historical Reference and Financial Modernity in the "Rothschild Style" Interior, c. 1820-1860 ; M. Gotlieb, The Dueling Angels and Other Tales from the Scene of Instruction ; M. Loh, The Future Belongs to Ghosts - Renaissance Shadows in Ottocento Italy ; C. Rivoletti, Ironia, distanza e contrasto tra il poeta e il mondo - Ariosto e Tasso alle soglie della modernita ; G. Gerbino, Fiction, Memory, and History in Donizetti's Torquato Tasso ; D. Zolli, Through a Mirror Darkly - Medardo Rosso and Donatello ; I. Campeggiani, La riscoperta letteraria di Michelangelo ; C. Greve, Symbols of Time - Ariosto, the Nazarenes, and the Poetics of Epic Fresco ; L. Bolzoni, Eroine rinascimentali tra romanzo e melodramma ; C. Syndikus, Images of Renaissance Heroines in Nineteenth-Century Painting - Caterina Cornaro, Bianca Capello, Lucrezia Borgia ; J. Tylus, Rescuing the Renaissance - Women Writers, Courtesans, and Salza's Stampa ; V. Andreani, "Saffo italiana' - La fortuna letteria di Gaspara Stampa nell'Ottocento ; C. Conforti, Firenze capitale (1865-1870) - Quale Rinascimento per la citta di Dante? ; N. Aksamija, Reviving the Renaissance - Alfonso Rubbiani and Quattrocento Architecture in Post-Unification Bologna ; N. Levine, The Unexpected Fate of the Italian Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century French Architecture ; A. Payna, Between Renaissance Aesthetics and Medieval Craft - The Vexed Genesis of Modernist Architecture. (I Tatti Research Series, 1)

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Item Number: 149083
Title: PIETER BRUEGEL the Elder and Religion
Author: Kaschek, Bertram (et al)
Price: $152.00
ISBN: 9789004367555
Record created on 06/05/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 96 color illus.

Contents: 1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Religion: A Historiographical Introduction, Bertram Kaschek . 2. Of Birdnesters and Godsearchers: A New Interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's The Beekeepers, Jürgen Müller . 3. Peter Bruegel and the Problem of Vision, Larry Silver . 4. Virtue or Tyranny? Pieter Bruegel, Justitia, and the Myth of the Inquisition, Gerd Schwerhoff . 5. The First Temptation of Christ: An Evolving Iconographic Trope in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp, Jessica Buskirk . 6. The Imaginarium of Death: Pieter Bruegel's The Triumph of Death, Anna Pawlak . 7. Evidentiae Resurrectionis: On the Mystery Discerned but not Seen in Pieter Bruegel's Resurrection of ca. 1562-1563, Walter S. Melion . 8. Falling Idols, Rising Icons: Bruegel's Flight into Egypt and the Embeddedness of Sacred Images in Nature, Ralph Dekoninck . 9. Pieter Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow and Insidiosus Auceps as Trap Images, Michel Weemans. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 280-27)

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Item Number: 148104
Title: BRUEGEL : The Master
Author: Sellink, Manfred ; Ron Spronk (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780500239841
Record created on 02/13/18
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 304p., 150 illus. Exhibition to be held at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. English edition.

Summary: On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions. They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist. Bruegel's inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.

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Item Number: 149332
Title: Treasures of the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation
Author: Buccellati, Gianmaria
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9788857234366
Record created on 07/20/18
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Description: Milan: Skira, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 252pp., 424 color illus. English text.

Summary: This book illustrates a century in the history of goldsmith art through the treasures of the Buccellati Foundation designed by Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati, heirs to the illustrious Italian tradition which flourished during the Renaissance. By following the Renaissance canons Mario Buccellati, defined by Gabriele d’Annunzio as the “prince of goldsmiths”, created his works, reinterpreting them in a very personal, unique and easily recognizable way. He deserves credit for having made the “Buccellati style” famous around the world, appreciated by members of the ruling houses, by popes and by intellectuals.

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Item Number: 148920
Title: CARAVAGE à Rome : Amis et ennemis
Author: Cappelletti, Francesca ; Pierre Curie
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9789462302303
Record created on 05/15/18
Available October 2018
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Description: Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, ca. 192pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition held at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. French text.

Summary: Né en 1571, Michelangelo Merisi, dit Caravage, va révolutionner la peinture italienne du XVIIe siècle par le réalisme de ses toiles et par son usage novateur du clair-obscur, et devenir le plus grand peintre naturaliste de son temps. Le catalogue d'exposition sera consacré à la carrière romaine de Caravage et au milieu artistique dans lequel il a évolué : comme les études les plus récentes l'ont montré, le peintre entretenait des relations étroites avec les cercles intellectuels romains de l'époque. L'exposition s'intéressera ainsi aux rapports de Caravage avec les collectionneurs et les artistes, mais aussi avec les poètes et les érudits de son temps, liens qui n'ont jamais fait l'objet d'une exposition. Il s'agira tout d'abord d'évoquer la vie à Rome au début du XVIIe siècle, en montrant l'activité des grands ateliers dans lesquels Caravage fait ses premières armes. C'est aussi à cette période qu'il fait des rencontres qui vont être déterminantes pour sa carrière, celles du marquis Giustiniani (1564 - 1637) et du cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte (1549 - 1627) : ils deviennent deux des plus grands mécènes de Caravage et lui adressent de nombreuses commandes. Évoquer ces collections, fréquentées par les amateurs et les artistes, permettra aussi de montrer l'influence de Caravage et des thèmes qu'il choisit sur les peintres européens. Après les amis et les soutiens de Caravage, cet ouvrage s'attachera à présenter ses ennemis et rivaux présents sur la scène artistique romaine de ce temps. Caravage, qui ne voulait pas être imité et qui le fut pourtant malgré lui, s'est parfois opposé à ses contemporains, à l'occasion de discussions, de procès, et même de rixes. Cette carrière romaine s'achève en 1606, quand, au cours d'une discussion très animée, Caravage tue Ranuccio Tomassoni. Condamné à mort suite à cette rixe fatale, Caravage est contraint à l'exil, mais ses plus fidèles mécènes continuent à s'intéresser à son destin. À Zagarolo, non loin de Rome, c'est sous la protection de la famille Colonna que Caravage peint Les Pèlerins d'Emmaüs, un chef-d'oeuvre qui témoigne d'une nouvelle démarche stylistique, et une mystérieuse Madeleine en extase.

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Item Number: 148690
Title: ANTONIO CARNEO (1637-1692) : La 'Prova del veleno'
Author: Furlan, Caterina (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9788832830712
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Udine: Forum, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: La cosiddetta Prova del veleno è considerata a ragione il capolavoro di Antonio Carneo, artista originario di Concordia Sagittaria, che ha svolto la maggior parte della sua attività a Udine, operando a lungo per la famiglia Caiselli. Raffigurante un giovane che si comprime le viscere alla presenza di un gruppo di astanti che seguono con apprensione i suoi spasmi o cercano di soccorrerlo, essa è descritta ab antiquo con il titolo sopra indicato. Tuttavia, poiché difficilmente si tratta della rappresentazione di una generica scena di avvelenamento (provocato o autoindotto), viene da domandarsi se nell'episodio in questione l'artista non abbia voluto illustrare un personaggio ben preciso. Tra le proposte avanzate dagli studiosi, quella del giovane Mitridate che si sottopone alla prova del veleno allo scopo di immunizzarsi resta una delle più plausibili. Scopo del convegno è non soltanto quello di analizzare il dipinto dal punto di vista storico-artistico e della tecnica esecutiva - oggi meglio leggibile grazie alle indagini diagnostiche effettuate in vista della giornata di studio - ma anche di verificare se il protagonista della composizione si possa identificare proprio con il 're Veleno', ossia lo stesso Mitridate, che nel 1673 ispirò l'omonima tragedia di Racine, i cui echi giunsero ben presto in Italia attraverso varie traduzioni e rappresentazioni teatrali. Non dobbiamo dimenticare inoltre che il soggetto ebbe grande fortuna anche a livello musicale, come attestano le opere di Alessandro Scarlatti (1707) e di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1770). Eseguita presumibilmente nel corso degli anni Settanta del Seicento, la tela fu commissionata al Carneo da qualche membro della nobile famiglia Valentinis di Tricesimo, presso cui rimase sino alla fine degli anni Cinquanta del Novecento, allorché fu immessa nel mercato antiquario. Acquistata da Italo Furlan nel 1968, attualmente appartiene alla Fondazione Ado Furlan, cui egli ha devoluto i propri beni.

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Item Number: 149333
Title: Stadium : A Building that renders the Image of a City
Author: Celedon, Alejandra ; Stephannie Fell (eds)
Price: $39.00
ISBN: 9783038601081
Record created on 07/20/18
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Description: Zurich: Park Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 224pp., 52 color, 59 b&w illus. English-Spanish text.

Summary: “Stadium” is the theme chosen for the Chilean Pavilion at the Sixteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The intent is to capture the story of the National Stadium in Santiago—both a building and a city for a day. On September 29, 1979, 40,000 families filled the stadium’s seats; around 250,000 people from all over the country’s capital. The occasion was the signing of documents that transformed these people into proprietors. Prior to the event, the press circulated a list of names of the people summoned to the stadium — beneficiaries of “Operación Sitio,” a public housing program — together with a plan that showed the stadium subdivided into boroughs. This book tells the dual story of the stadium and the exhibition at the Chilean Pavilion, interwoven with the Architecture Exhibition’s broad theme of “Freespace.” The book is organized into four chapters, each featuring short essays and illustrations, including drawings, plans, and photographs. In the making of the exhibition, the stadium’s floorplan no longer demarcates the stands but visualizes another city marginalized from its center. Each section is extruded as a block, engraved with the urban fabric of the fragment of the city from which it originates. A timely contribution to a continuing conversation, Stadium will be welcomed by architects, urban planners, and those who provide housing. (La Biennale di Venezia - 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura)

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Item Number: 149338
Title: The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City
Author: Charley, Jonathan (ed)
Price: $170.00
ISBN: 9781472482730
Record created on 07/20/18
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 440pp., 96 b&w illus.

Contents: TAKING THE MEASURE OF THE INCOMMENSURABLE- Architectural Representation of the Improbable, Louise Pelletier ; MODERNITY AS AMBIGUITY In Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games, Shari Daya ; DOMESTIC DIGRESSIONS - Interrogating Singaporean public housing through its literary forms, Lillian Chee ; PLOTS OF LAND - Urban Regeneration in Contemporary British Procedural Novels, Peter Clandfield ; INEQUALITY IN ALUÍSIO AZEVEDO'S O CORTIÇO, Ana Baltazar ; AN UNLITERAL CONSTRUCT- The Architecture Of Graham Greene's 'The Destructors' - A Sedimentary Lesson In Post-War Social Change, Johnny Rodgers ; "CITYFUL PASSING AWAY, OTHER CITYFUL COMING, PASSING AWAY TOO…" Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo, Angeliki Sioli ; WRITTEN CITIES- Utopian Fiction, Spatial Ordering, And Absurdity, Malcolm Miles ; THE ARCHITECTURE OF YI SANG'S NALGAE, Yoonchun Jung ; THE COLD WAR FINDS A COMMON HOME - The Intertwined Worlds of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers, Jonathan Charley ; LITERARY LANGUAGE AND ARCHITECTURAL MEANING- Mood in Alain Robbe-Grillet's House of Jealousy, Alberto Perez Gomez ; FALSE LANDSCAPE SYNDROME, The Poetry and Propaganda of Andrew Jordan, Owen Hatherley ; THE CITY IN THE BRAZILIAN NOVEL - Posthumous Memoirs And Other Writings, Csaba Deak ; MAGIC MIRRORS- Reconstructing Lost Interiors from Instructional and Constructional Writing, Ed Hollis ; VOLVER A NO SABER - Poetry, Architecture and the Beginnings of Open City, Kristen Kreider & James O'Leary ; WRITING ATMOSPHERES - Literary Methods to Investigate the Thresholds of Atmospheres, Klaske Havik ; THE LABORATORY OF LITERARY ARCHITECTURE - The Joy of Cardboard, Glue and Storytelling, A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Literature as Architecture, Matteo Pericoli and a dialogue between Jonathan Charley and Carola Hilfrich ; GLASGOW'S ITALIAN CENTRES- Narrative, Identity, Regeneration, Sarah Edwards ; `STOP LEANING AGAINST THE WALL - IT'S WET!' Writing on the Wall and Urban Space, Inga Bryden ; COMICS AND ARCHITECTURE- A Reading Guide, Koldo Lus Arana.

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Item Number: 149248
Title: Villa Adriana. Passeggiate iconografiche
Author: Cinque, Giuseppina Enrica ; Nicoletta Marconi
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788894805130
Record created on 07/02/18
Description: Foligno: Edizioni Il Formichiere, 2018. 22cm., pbk., 247pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: La lussuosa residenza eretta tra il 118 e il 130 d.C. dall’imperatore Adriano ai piedi di Tivoli, che per le sue peculiarità aveva provocato stupore già tra i contemporanei, si connota ancora oggi come un’area monumentale caratterizzata da imponenti vestigia e da molteplici elementi di unicità. Questi, distinguendola dalle altre dimore imperiali, hanno contribuito alla sua iscrizione nella lista dei monumenti Patrimonio dell’Umanità dell’UNESCO come simbolo dell’Impero Romano. Questo volume, frutto del lavoro collettaneo di studiosi di diverse discipline, raccoglie saggi, schede tematiche, repertori iconografici, rilievi architettonici e una pianta aggiornata della Villa tiburtina. Tale documentazione sintetizza, aggiornandole, le conoscenze ad oggi attendibili sul complesso adrianeo, utili a nuove indagini, ma anche a chiunque intenda conoscere e apprezzare al meglio uno dei siti archeologici più noti al mondo.

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Item Number: 149320
Title: Tricks of the Medieval Trades: a collection of 14th century English craft recipes
Author: Clark, Mark
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781909492653
Record created on 07/19/18
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Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 25cm., pbk., illus.

Summary: The anonymous Trinity Encyclopedia is a collection of unusually detailed 14th century craft recipes, collected from several individuals and from a number of written sources, for manufacturing pigments, dyeing, preparing skins and furs, imitating expensive imported leathers, counterfeiting semi-precious materials, ‘multiplying’ (adulterating) verdigris, and for making soaps and confectionary. In many cases, the recipes attempt to codify and make explicit the practical knowledge of the craftsmen, conveying it by means of tips, clues, indicators of progress, tests for quality of materials, tests for progress, and tests for completion.

Contents: The technical content- overview and highlights ; The Trinity Encyclopedia as a source of 'lost' technical vocabulary ; The manuscripts ; Composition and compilation- the typology of the recipes and their sources ; Author, title and date ; Purpose and audience ; As the manner is … ; The Trinity Encyclopedia in context- craft recipes in medieval England ; The Trinity Encyclopedia- translation ; Principles of the translation ; Tools and equipment ; Glossary ; The Trinity Encyclopedia ; Appendix 1 MSS- contents, concordance, additional recipes ; Appendix II Typology of the recipes ; Appendix III Earlier studies ; Appendix IV Revisions to EETS ; Bibliography.

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Item Number: 149312
Title: CORREGGIO e la camera di San Paolo : Svelamenti inediti
Author: Bolognesi, Renza
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788836640447
Record created on 07/15/18
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 96pp., 100 illus.

Summary: L’autrice, già nota per originali contributi in pubblicazioni sul Correggio, con questo studio si impegna a indagare aspetti ben presenti nelle figurazioni della Camera di San Paolo, ma non mai presi in esame dai vari studiosi, e del pari rende evidenti correlazioni semantiche riguardanti la cultura religiosa del pittore insieme a quella della badessa Giovanna. Per tale ultimo aspetto si potrebbe dire che in questo ambiente ricco di verzure, sopravvelato di una paganità colta e gioiosa, la pittura del Correggio abbia steso una sensibile effusione di moralità cristiana, ancorata biblicamente e incoraggiante ai virtuosi esercizi della disciplina monastica. Come senza dubbio doveva dichiarare quest’intimo luogo di colei – Giovanna o Diana – che aveva il compito di guidare le vergini. Lo studio di Renza Bolognesi esamina d’altra parte con pungente lievità i significati delle verzure e delle frutta così attentamente stese dall’Allegri, i richiami del mito così com’erano assorbiti nella cultura dell’Umanesimo, le valenze astrologiche non certo ignote ai colti dell’epoca, i minimi dettagli simbolici degli abbigliamenti, e persino la trama numerologica che occhieggia nel vasto intreccio della “perfetta Camera” del Rinascimento italiano.

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Item Number: 148021
Title: JEAN II COTELLE (1646-1708) : Des Jardins et des Dieux
Author: Sarazin, Beatrice (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782359062366
Record created on 01/31/18
Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Grand Trianon de Versailles. French text.

Summary: Jean II Cotelle belonged to the generation of painters called upon by Louis XIV to decorate the Grand Trianon. He painted twenty-one paintings for the Trianon gallery also called the Cotelle gallery. Jean Cotelle the Younger was born into a cultured family in Paris in 1646. He grew up in the company of artists, especially painters, including his father Jean Cotelle the Elder, painter to the King, decorator and ornamental painter. He most likely received his early training from the portrait painter Claude Lefèvre. Jean Cotelle the Younger then visited Rome, where he stayed from 1665-1670 at his own expense. His notable works from 1675 and the years which followed include miniatures to illustrate The Campaigns of Louis XIV as well as a large-format May for Notre-Dame in 1681 representing The Marriage at Cana. Cotelle also worked on other decorative commissions, in particular in Saint-Cloud where he created the jewellery cabinet as part of the decoration depicting the story of Venus and Aeneas. The most important commission he received was a commission from Louis XIV to decorate the Trianon gallery also called the Cotelle galery. Cotelle painted twenty-one topographical representations of the gardens of Versailles, which he adorned with mythological and literary characters. At the same time, he carried out a series of twenty gouaches representing the Trianon Gallery in miniature. In 1693, he left Paris for Provence, first making a stop in Lyon, where he created the decoration on the ceiling of the great hall for the Château de la Damette. From 1695 to 1700, he lived in Marseille and became the co-director of the opera with Duplessis. He also created ephemeral decorations such as The Entry of the Duke of Burgundy and the Duke of Berry into the City of Avignon. Jean Cotelle the Younger returned to Paris in 1703 where he continued his work for the Academy until his death in 1708.

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Item Number: 149195
Title: Gloriae : Figurabilite du divin, esthetique de la lumiere et dematerialisation de l'oeuvre d'art a l'age Baroque
Author: Cousinie, Frederic
Price: $59.50
ISBN: 9782753574366
Record created on 06/21/18
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 552pp. prof. illus.

Summary: La Gloire de Dieu (kavôd, doxa, gloria) c'est en premier lieu le poids et la réputation d'un être dont les qualités supérieures suscitent, en retour, la glorification : rendre Gloire, par les louanges, les chants, les cérémonies, mais aussi par la création artistique. Par extension, la Gloire fut associée à l'émanation lumineuse qui exprimerait de façon visible la divinité du Père (Patre luminum) comme du Christ (lumen de lumine). Le motif sculptural de la Gloire, inventé par Gian Lorenzo Bernini à Rome, en est devenu l'incarnation moderne, démultiplié dans toute l'Europe catholique. Entre anthropomorphisme et symbolisme, entre matérialité, monumentalité et expansion lumineuse dématérialisée, la Gloire ne se laisse cependant guère aisément appréhender. Où est véritablement " l'oeuvre " dans le continuum spatial qui caractérise la Gloire? Comment percevoir ce qui joue entre focalisation, dispersion de l'attention et éblouissement? De qui ces dispositifs sont-ils la glorification ou expriment-ils la Gloire? En quoi cet objet peut-il être conçu comme une solution représentative adéquate? Cette étude est centrée avant tout sur Rome, Paris et plusieurs exemples qui subsistent en France. Conjuguant analyse détaillée des oeuvres, prise en compte des conditions de leur réception, attention aux textes théologiques et dévotionnels, cet ouvrage nous rend accessible un " objet de civilisation " majeur de l'Europe moderne.

Contents: La Gloria del Paradisio- Bernini à San Pietro - Origines, survivances et réactualisations - Objet-Limite ; Economie générale de la Gloire -: Andrea Pozzo à S. Ignazio (1691-1694) - lumen de lumine - La Gloire trinitaire et ses enjeux figuratifs - La chapelle Spada/Borromée de S. Maria in Vallicella (1663-1679) ; Le Nomen Gloire ; Maria in Sole ; Apothéose et communion des saints dans la Gloire céleste- Giovan Battista Gaulli au Gesù (1672-1685) ; Raptus in coelum ; Gloire et Lumiere – Retour sur la tradition textuelle. (Art et Societe)

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Item Number: 149256
Title: Anfiteatro Flavio : Trasformazioni e riusi
Author: Facchin, Giulia (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788891820303
Record created on 07/04/18
Description: Milano: Electa, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 328pp. prof. illus.

Summary: Il Colosseo è da sempre considerato il monumento più rappresentativo dell’antica Roma. Tutti conoscono le vicende dei cruenti giochi gladiatori e delle cacce che richiamavano folle di decine di migliaia di spettatori. Ma il Colosseo ha accompagnato la vita della città anche durante i secoli del Medioevo con tutt’altre funzioni: case, stalle, botteghe, ma anche una fortezza aristocratica occuparono le buie arcate del piano terreno, una volta attraversate dagli spettatori per arrivare agli spalti. Questo volume, frutto di sei anni di ricerche archeologiche congiunte tra Ministero dei Beni Culturali e l’Università di Roma Tre, ci racconta quest’altra storia. Gli spazi, le stratigrafie e i materiali ridanno voce agli abitanti del tempo.

Contents: R. Santangeli Valenzani, In ampiteatrum quod nuncupatur - Il Colosseo nel Medioevo - dalla microstoria dalla storia urbana ; M. Greco, L'insediamento medievale attaverso I dati d'archivio ; A. Delfino, La fortezza dei Frangipane al Colosseo - un'ipotesi ricostruttiva ; G. Facchin, Vite e usi dell'Anfiteatro Flavio attraverso le fonti materiali ; M. Bernardi, L'analisi dello scavo, Il cuneo III ; G. Armone, L'analisi dello scavo, Il cuneo IX ; M. Bernardi, L'analisi del scavo, Il cuneo X ; N. Evangelista, Un focolare dal cuneo X ; M. Crocchianti, L'analisi del scavo, La piazza del Colosseo ; L. Campagna, I materiali ceramici di epoca medievale dei cunei IX e X ; L. Campagna, I materiali ceramici dal cuneo X ; F. Colangelo, I materiali vitrei dei cunei III, IX, X ; L. Campagna, Prima considerazioni sulla cultura materiale ; L. Brancazzi, I resti faunistici dai cunei IX e X ; A. Agostini, Gli indicatori di produzione dai cunei IX e X ; V. Savo, Le monete ; M. Valci, La circolazione numismatica medievale nell'area del Colosseo ; A. Mortera, Gli elementi lapidei dal cuneo IX ; V. Giardini, Gli elementi lapidei dal cuneo X ; A. Mortera, Gli elementi lapidei dallo scavo della piazza del Colosseo ; L. Parini, Gli oggetti da lavoro e per uso personale ; L. Parini, Gli oggetti di svago dallo scavo della piazza del Colosseo ; M. Valci, La devozione setecentesca ; G. Armone, I restauri ottocenteschi - consolidamento e ripristino delle murature antiche ; A. Delfino, Bolli laterizi di eta moderna dal Colosseo - note di studio syu cantieri di restauro ottocenteschi nella meta meridionale dell'Anfiteatro ; R. Rea, In conclusione….

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Item Number: 149335
Title: In Statu Quo: Structures of Negotiation
Author: Finkelman, Ifat (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783775744287
Record created on 07/20/18
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 330pp., 293 illus. English text.

Summary: Architectures negotiating identities: The Israeli Pavilion. In the geopolitical context of the Holy Land, the combination of historical events, myths, and traditions has created an extraordinary concentration of holy places. Because of their supreme religious importance, many of these places have become arenas of bitter struggle between competing groups of religions and communities. The Israeli Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on this complex, fragile system of coexistence between rivals that has been established in the 19th Century: the Status Quo. The comprehensive publication opens a contemporary discussion of the topic, focusing on five major holy sites that encapsulate the spatio-political phenomenon of the Status Quo. Illustrated with architectural plans, archive documentation, images of the sites and works by visual artists, critical essays from various disciplines investigate the role of architecture and how these agreements have regulated and transformed space. (La Biennale di Venezia - 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura)

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Item Number: 149239
Title: The Queen Danced Alone : Court Ballet in Sweden during the Reign of Queen Christina (1638-1654)
Author: Fogelberg Rota, Stefano
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9782503579580
Record created on 06/29/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 240pp., 22 color illus.

Summary: The Queen Danced Alone: Court Ballet in Swedenduring the Reign of Queen Christina (1638-1654)is the first monograph devoted to court ballet during Christina’s reign that offers an in-depth analysis of all the extant libretti of the performances. The Queen’s highly active patronage of this theatre form, and its development in Sweden in the framework of a cultural transmission from France, are elucidated as we follow Christina in her multiple roles of promoter, inventor and dancer of the ballets. Queen Christina of Swedendanced herself in the ballets she promoted. From the beginning of her personal rule until her abdication (1644–1654) court ballet was Christina’s privileged medium of political propaganda. The Queen Danced Alone is the first monograph on court ballet during Christina’s reign that offers an in-depth analysis of all extant libretti and performances. Based on unstudied and unpublished sources The Queen Danced Alone offers a survey of participants in the production and performances – authors, dancers, musicians, artists – as well as the arts involved: dance, music, poetry, set design and costumes. Christina’s patronage is especially evident in the heroic motives of the ballets. Her self-fashioning through the parts of the goddesses Diana and Pallas mirrored her role as a young, unmarried and learned monarch and aimed at liberating her from the expectation of providing an heir to the throne. The praise of virtues such as self-control and chastity represented her as a superior being devoted to wisdom. Christina’s ballets supported her most important aim: independence.

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Item Number: 149205
Title: The Archipelago : Italy Since 1945
Author: Foot, John
Price: $34.00
ISBN: 9781408827246
Record created on 06/24/18
Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 496pp., 16pp. color illus.

Summary: Italy emerged from the Second World War in ruins. Divided, invaded and economically broken, it was a nation that some claimed had ceased to exist. By the 1960s, Italy could boast the fastest-growing economy in the world, as rural society disappeared almost overnight. In The Archipelago, acclaimed historian John Foot chronicles Italy's tumultuous history from the post-war period to the present. From the silent assimilation of fascists into society after 1945 to the troubling reign of Silvio Berlusconi, and from the artistic peak of neorealist cinema to the celebration of Italy's 150th birthday in 2011, he examines both the corrupt and celebrated sides of the country. While often portrayed as a failed state on the margins of Europe, Italy has instead been at the centre of innovation and change – a political laboratory. Through stories of trials, TV programmes, songs and football matches, moments of violence and beauty, epochal social transformation and suffocating continuities, this new history tells the fascinating story of a country always marked by scandal but with the constant ability to re-invent itself. Comprising original research and lively insights, The Archipelago chronicles the crises and modernisations of over seventy years of post-war Italy, from its fields, factories, squares and housing estates to the political intrigue of Rome.

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Item Number: 149109
Title: A Matter of Light : Nine photographers in the Vatican Museums
Author: Forti, Micol ; Alessandra Mauro
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788869657528
Record created on 06/14/18
Description: Vatican City: Edizioni Musei Vaticano-Contrasto, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 196pp., 178 images. English text.

Summary: Photographic volume, as part of a project in which the Vatican Museums commissioned nine international photographers to produce true photographic artworks, representing and narrating the Museums themselves, and which have in effect formed a new body of work as part of the Vatican Collection of Contemporary Art. For the first time, the works, the interior and exterior spaces, but also the tourists who pass through them, are used as subjects of works of art and celebrated from unprecedented and multiple viewpoints. The volume offers a series of essays dealing with different themes, including the importance of photography in museums and in contemporary art, the concept of art within art, the dialogue between art and the Church and between contemporary artists and historical collections, as well as the genesis of this new photographic collection acquired by the Vatican Museums. The essays are followed by a focus on the nine visual itineraries, explaining the aesthetic and stylistic characteristics of each one and introducing the images. These include the series by Mimmo Jodice, who photographed faces of Roman sculpture, Alain Fleischer with his swirling perspectives, the unusual itinerary of Rinko Kawauchi which immortalizes all that is not the object of a visit, in a surprising diversity of scenarios. The biographies of the photographers conclude the volume.

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Item Number: 149327
Title: Mulata Nation ; Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba
Author: Fraunhar, Alison
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781496814432
Record created on 07/19/18
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Description: Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 248pp., 58 color illus.

Summary: Repeatedly and powerfully throughout Cuban history, the mulata, a woman of mixed racial identity, features prominently in Cuban visual and performative culture. Tracing the figure, Alison Fraunhar looks at the representation and performance in both elite and popular culture. She also tracks how characteristics associated with these women have accrued across the Atlantic world. Widely understood to embody the bridge between European subject and African other, the mulata contains the sensuality attributed to Africans in a body more closely resembling the European ideal of beauty. This symbol bears far-reaching implications, with shifting, contradictory cultural meanings in Cuba. Fraunhar explores these complex paradigms, how, why, and for whom the image was useful, and how it was both subverted and asserted from the colonial period to the present. From the early seventeenth century through Cuban independence in 1899 up to the late revolutionary era, Fraunhar illustrates the ambiguous figure's role in nationhood, citizenship, and commercialism. She analyzes images including key examples of nineteenth-century graphic arts, avant-garde painting and magazine covers of the Republican era, cabaret and film performance, and contemporary iterations of gender. Fraunhar's study stands out for attending to the phenomenon of mulataje not only in elite production such as painting, but also in popular forms: popular theater, print culture, later films, and other media where stereotypes take hold. Indeed, in contemporary Cuba, mulataje remains a popular theme with Cubans as well as foreigners in drag shows, reflecting queerness in visual culture.

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Item Number: 149268
Title: Made in Holland : Het wereldsucces van 400 jaar Nederlandse keramiek : The global succes of Dutch ceramics
Author: Gaillard, Karin (et al)
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9789462621848
Record created on 07/06/18
Description: Zwolle: Waanders, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 160pp., 103 color illus. English-Dutch text. Exhibition held at Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden.

Summary: From 2 June, the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden will be presenting a high-profile exhibition on four Dutch success stories: Delft Blue, Maastricht pottery, Art Nouveau ceramics and Dutch Design. Inspired by foreign techniques and styles, manufacturers in the Netherlands repeatedly came up with new products and made them successful. Impressive flower pyramids, colourful Boerenbont, popular Gouda pottery and the contemporary tableware of Scholten & Baijings tell the story of how the Netherlands became a world player in the field of ceramics. More than 700 loans from all over Europe are coming to Leeuwarden for the exhibition. The museum’s own collection is supplemented with masterpieces from the National Museum in Gdansk, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna, the Royal Museums of Fine Art in Brussels and various private collections...

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Item Number: 148955
Title: Tutta l'Umbria una mostra : La mostra del 1907 e l'arte umbra tra Medioevo e Rinascimento
Author: Galassi, Cristina ; Marco Pierini
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788836639670
Record created on 05/21/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 264pp., 240 illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia.

Summary: Tutta l'Umbria una mostra, curata da Cristina Galassi e Marco Pierini, prendendo spunto dalla storica Mostra d'antica arte umbra organizzata al Palazzo dei Priori di Perugia nel 1907, ripropone la sorprendente ricchezza di forme d'arte che fiorirono in Umbria tra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Nella versione attualizzata dell'esposizione sono presenti più di cento opere di grandi artisti del periodo, provenienti da tutta la regione: dal Maestro del Trittico Marzolini a Gentile da Fabriano, da Antoniazzo Romano a Matteo da Gualdo, da Benedetto Bonfigli a Pier Matteo d'Amelia, per concludere con Perugino e Pintoricchio.

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Item Number: 149210
Title: Gubbio al tempo di GIOTTO : Tesori d'arte nella terra di Oderisi
Author: Benazzi, Giordana ; Elvio Lunghi (et al)
Price: $69.50
ISBN: 9788867781089
Record created on 06/25/18
Description: Perugia: EFFE, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 336pp., 202 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio.

Summary: Che la mostra non sia fine a se stessa, ma si presenti come corollario di indagini e ricerche avviate da diversi anni lo dice il denso apparato di studi che introduce alla conoscenza del contesto artistico eugubino dalla metà del XIII secolo alla seconda parte del secolo successivo. In tal modo le opere oggetto del catalogo vero e proprio, esaminate con metodo filologico e pluridisciplinare, danno luogo alla ricomposizione di importanti presenze di opere ora smembrate e sparse tra musei e collezioni in Italia e all'estero e riconducono alle figure di pittori che, spesso lasciati in passato senza nome, ritrovano identità, patria e bottega. Diversi di loro ebbero l'opportunità di lavorare nella Basilica di Assisi, al tempo della sua prima decorazione pittorica, poi con Cimabue, Torriti e Giotto, infine con Simone Martini e Pietro Lorenzetti, ed è per questo che i pittori di Gubbio furono tra i primi a recepire e divulgare le straordinarie innovazioni che diedero luogo alla nascita dell'arte occidentale. Ingiustamente trascurata dagli studi, la piccola città di pietra incastonata tra i monti appenninici, riacquista grazie a questo catalogo, un peso e una dimensione non trascurabili nel campo della storia dell'Arte medievale.

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Item Number: 148221
Title: Marmora Romana
Author: Gnoli, Raniero
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788893444644
Record created on 02/28/18
Description: Milano: La nave di Teseo, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, slipcase, 396pp. illus. New edition.

Summary: Torna in una nuova edizione l'opus magnum di Raniero Gnoli, uno studio senza precedenti, e insuperato, sui marmi e le pietre da decorazione nel mondo antico. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1971, Marmora romana raccoglie e analizza i diversi di tipi di marmo utilizzati nell'antica Roma e nelle propaggini del suo impero, in Europa e in Africa. Gnoli ripercorre la storia di queste pietre, il viaggio dalle cave da cui viene estratto, la scelta di ciascun materiale a seconda delle sue caratteristiche estetiche e tecniche, i campi di applicazione nelle architetture civili e sacre, la loro presenza nella letteratura e nelle fonti storiche. Il testo è accompagnato da un apparato iconografico straordinario per ricchezza e varietà - che illustra i marmi, le venature, i colori delle pietre, i loro utilizzi statutari ed edili - completamente ridigitalizzato in alta definizione per questa nuova edizione.

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Item Number: 148977
Title: L’Algérie de GUSTAVE GUILLAUMET (1840-1887)
Author: Gautheron, Marie (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782353402816
Record created on 05/23/18
Description: Paris: Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2018. 32cm., pbk., ca. 256pp. illus. Exhibition held at Beaux-arts de La Rochelle.

Summary: Gustave Guillaumet (1840-1887) est l'une des figures marquantes de l'orientalisme français. Pourtant, bien que très présente dans de nombreux musées, en particulier au musée d'Orsay, et dans les principales expositions consacrées à la peinture orientaliste des dernières décennies, son œuvre reste peu connue, et sa fortune critique relative. Cet ouvrage étudie particulièrement le versant algérien de l'orientalisme français, dans une perspective à la fois esthétique, historienne et culturelle. Il éclaire un moment privilégié d'une histoire partagée et nous invite à réévaluer une œuvre essentielle. Guillaumet est l'un des premiers artistes à avoir visité de façon intensive l'Algérie, d'Oran à la Kabylie, des Hauts-Plateaux aux oasis et au Sahara. Son œuvre, qualifiée parfois d'ethnographique, est aussi exigeante et poétique, sensible et grave. Sa peinture, fruit d'un itinéraire complexe, est influencée par les Maîtres des Ecoles du Nord, empreinte de modernité et porteuse de ses recherches dans diverses directions : naturalisme, impressionnisme, intimisme, idéalisme. Peintre à la sensibilité républicaine, il est aussi un observateur privilégié de la domination coloniale. Reconnu précocement au salon, salué par la critique, sont succès ne se dément pas. A son décès prématuré, à l'âge de 47 ans, on salue unanimement son travail que l'on juge même supérieur à celui de son éminent prédécesseur, Fromentin.

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Item Number: 148689
Title: Ercolano e Pompei : Visioni di una scoperta. Herculaneum and Pompeii : Visions of a Discovery
Author: Guzzo, Pietro Giovanni (et al)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9788857238630
Record created on 04/17/18
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 392pp., 87 color illus. Exhibition held at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Napoli. Italian-English text.

Summary: The 280th anniversary of the discovery of Herculaneum and the 270th anniversary of that of Pompeii are celebrated with a completely original approach, by exploring the media and the methods with which the discoveries of the two sites were communicated – initially sporadically and occasionally, then increasingly consistently – through the visionary expressions of those who immediately intuited the implications of the discoveries and sought to promote the progress of the excavations and research into them. From the late 18th century to the early 20th, from J.J. Winckelmann to Karl Weber, Giovanni Battista and Francesco Piranesi, François Mazois, William Gell, Luigi Rossini and Pietro Bianchi, there were numerous draftsmen, engravers and lovers of antiquity, until the Alinari brothers. This is an account of the enthusiasm for excavations and refined archaeological finds, with the desire to convey the discoveries through letters, watercolours, notebooks, engravings, lithographs, drawings, reliefs, copperplates, gouaches, early postcards and photographs.

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Item Number: 148061
Title: Sissi’s World : The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth
Author: Hametz, Maura E. ; Heidi Schlipphacke (eds)
Price: $130.00
ISBN: 9781501313448
Record created on 02/07/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Introduction: "Sissi": The Convergence of Memory and Myth, Maura E. Hametz (Old Dominion University, USA) and Heidi Schlipphacke (University of Illinois Chicago, USA). 2. Encounters: Ulrike Truger, Elisabeth - Zwang - Flucht - Freiheit, 1998/99, Christiane Hertel (Bryn Mawr College, USA). 3. The Remains of the Stay: The Corporeal Archive of Empress Elisabeth in the Hofburg, Beth Ann Muellner (College of Wooster, USA). 4. Sisi Redux: The Empress Elisabeth and Her Cult in Post-Communist Hungary, Judith Szapor (McGill University, Canada) and András Lénárt (National Széchényi Library, Hungary). 5. A Place for Sissi in Trieste, Maura E. Hametz (Old Dominion University, USA) and Borut Klabjan (European University Institute in Florence, Italy). 6. Empress Elisabeth and the Painting of Modern Life, Olivia Gruber Florek (Delaware County Community College, USA). 7. Karl Lagerfeld and the Elisabeth Myth, Carolin Maikler (Independent Scholar, Switzerland); Translated by Marieanne Gilliat-Smith. 8. Sissi, the Chinese Princess: A Timely and Versatile Post-Mao Icon, Fei-Hsien Wang and Ke-chin Hsia (Indiana University Bloomington, USA). 9. Melancholy Empress: Queering Empire in Ernst Marischka's Sissi Films, Heidi Schlipphacke (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA). 10. Sisi: A Double Reflection on a "Queer Icon", Susanne Hochreiter (University of Vienna, Austria). 11. Imagining Austria: Myths of "Sisi" and National Identity in Lilian Faschinger's Wiener Passion, Anita McChesney (Texas Tech University, USA). 12. Cocteau's Queen: Sissi between Legend, Spectacle, and History in L'Aigle à deux tetes, Elizabeth Black (Old Dominion University, USA). 13. Fat, Thin, Sad - Victoria, Sissi, Diana and the Fate of Wax Queens, Kate Thomas (Bryn Mawr College, USA). 14. Sisi in the Museum: Exhibits in Vienna and the US, Susanne Kelley (Kennesaw State University, USA). (New Directions in German Studies, 22)

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Item Number: 149319
Title: Race Experts : Sculpture, Anthropology, and the American Public in MALVINA HOFFMAN’s Races of Mankind
Author: Kim, Linda
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781496201850
Record created on 07/19/18
Description: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 420pp., 86 illus.

Summary: In Race Experts Linda Kim examines the complicated and ambivalent role played by sculptor Malvina Hoffman in The Races of Mankind series created for the Chicago Field Museum in 1930. Although Hoffman had training in fine arts and was a protégé of Auguste Rodin and Ivan Meštrovic, she had no background in anthropology or museum exhibits. She was nonetheless commissioned by the Field Museum to make a series of life-size sculptures for the museum’s new racial exhibition, which became the largest exhibit on race ever installed in a museum and one of the largest sculptural commissions ever undertaken by a single artist. Hoffman’s Races of Mankind exhibit was realized as a series of 104 bronzes of racial types from around the world, a unique visual mediation between anthropological expertise and everyday ideas about race in interwar America. Kim explores how the artist brought scientific understandings of race and the everyday racial attitudes of museum visitors together in powerful and productive friction. The exhibition compelled the artist to incorporate not only the expertise of racial science and her own artistic training but also the popular ideas about race that ordinary Americans brought to the museum. Kim situates the Races of Mankind exhibit at the juncture of these different forms of racial expertise and examines how the sculptures represented the messy resolutions between them. Race Experts is a compelling story of ideological contradiction and accommodation within the racial practices of American museums, artists, and audiences.

Contents: Chapter One. Racial Know-How: Expertise versus Common Sense. Chapter Two. Mediations: Art in the Natural History Museum. Chapter Three. Racial Portraiture: Between Typologies and Common Sense. Chapter Four. Racial Homelands: Popular Geography and Local Races. Chapter Five. Micro-Expertise: Passing for Indian, Passing for White. (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology Series)

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Item Number: 149043
Title: Eternal City : Roma nelle collezioni fotografiche del Royal Institute of British Architects
Author: Iuliano, Marco (et al)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788857239187
Record created on 05/30/18
Description: Milano: Skira, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp., 210 images. Exhibition held at Vittoriano, Roma.

Summary: Il Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), fondato a Londra nel 1834 come istituto culturale e professionale, ha raccolto immagini sin dal principio, allestendo una delle collezioni di fotografia d’architettura più estese al mondo. Il volume contiene una selezione critica fra le migliaia di positivi e negativi su Roma presenti tra i fondi del RIBA, privilegiando uno sguardo ampio, attento sia al dettaglio archeologico sia al paesaggio, passando per la scala intermedia dell’architettura. Eccezion fatta per alcune delle immagini conservate tra i fondi dell’Architectural Press Archive, sono proposti esclusivamente scatti di fotografi britannici, dalle origini del nuovo medium ai nostri giorni: James Anderson, Tim Benton, Richard Bryant, Ralph Deakin, Ivy e Ivor de Wolfe, Richard Pare, Monica Pidgeon e Edwin Smith. Nelle pagine del libro, studiosi ed esperti provenienti da ambiti diversi affrontano un tema complesso e interdisciplinare, muovendosi a più riprese tra architettura e arti visive. Marco Iuliano offre una panoramica del progetto e introduce la fotografia d’architettura a Roma; Gabriella Musto riflette sulla percezione storica del Vittoriano e sul suo ruolo nell’età contemporanea; Richard Pare fornisce un’analisi accurata delle origini della fotografia a Roma, mentre Owen Hopkins e François Penz considerano rispettivamente l’impatto della città sull’immaginazione degli architetti e dei cineasti. Valeria Carullo presenta la splendida collezione di fotografie RIBA prima della sezione catalogo, arricchita con saggi di Paolo Mascilli Migliorini, Nicholas Ray, Antonello Alici, Carla Molinari e Tom True. La dettagliata bibliografia di Jemma Street conclude l’opera.

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Item Number: 149311
Title: JOSEPH ANTON KOCH e Olevano Romano nel 250 anniversario
Author: De Rosa, P.A
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788875753108
Record created on 07/13/18
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Description: Roma: Artemide, 2018. 26cm., pbk., illus..
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Item Number: 148527
Title: The Renaissance Nude
Author: Kren, Thomas (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781606065846
Record created on 03/28/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 432pp., 273 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Reflecting an era when Europe looked to both the classical past and a global future, this volume explores the emergence and acceptance of the nude as an artistic subject. It engages with the numerous and complex connotations of the human body in more than 250 artworks by the greatest masters of the Renaissance. Paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and book illustrations reveal private, sometimes shocking, preoccupations as well as surprising public beliefs - the Age of Humanism from an entirely new perspective. This book presents works by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach and Martin Schongauer in the north and Donatello, Raphael and Giorgione in the south; it also introduces names that deserve to be known better. A publication this rich in scholarship could only be produced by a variety of expert scholars; the sixteen contributors are preeminent in their fields and wide-ranging in their knowledge and curiosity. The structure of the volume - essays alternating with shorter texts on individual artworks - permits studies both broad and granular. From the religious to the magical and the poetic to the erotic, encompassing male and female, infancy, youth and old age, The Renaissance Nude examines in a profound way what it is to be human.

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Item Number: 149244
Title: Die barocken Gemälde der Hofburg Brixen
Author: Kronbichler, Johann
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9788888570235
Record created on 07/01/18
Description: Brixen: Hofburg, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 396pp., ca. 740 color illus. Exhibition held at Hofburg, Brixen (Bressanone).

Summary: Barocke Kunst ist triumphale Ausdruckskunst. So auch in der Malerei. Die Ausstellung schöpft aus dem umfangreichen Bestand der Hofburg und zeigt Gemälde von den frühen Anfängen um 1600 bis in die Spätphase um 1800. Eine Schaulust für das Auge. Nie waren den Menschen der Himmel und das Leben mit den Himmlischen so vertraut wie in der Barockzeit. Erzählungen aus der Bibel, Schilderungen aus dem Leben von Heiligen, Darstellungen von Maria mit dem Jesuskind – sie alle führen das Auf und Ab des Lebens vor Augen. Berühmte Maler aus Tirol sowie überregional bedeutende Künstler schufen Altarbilder für Kirchen und sakrale Gemälde zur privaten Andacht. Eine Auswahl ihrer Werke ist in der Ausstellung zu sehen, darunter Bilder von Stephan Kessler, Johann Georg Grasmair und Ulrich Glantschnigg, von Martin Theophil Polak, Karl Skreta und Johann Lingelbach. Auch Gemälde der in Wien zu Ruhm gelangten Tiroler Barockmaler, wie Paul Troger, Michael Angelo Unterberger und Josef Ignaz Mildorfer, sind ausgestellt...Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Bestandskatalog. Dieser enthält – über die in der Ausstellung gezeigten Werke hinaus – alle barocken Gemälde aus der Schausammlung und den Depots sowie die Gemälde und Wandmalereien der barocken Ausstattung der Hofburg. Mit seinen knapp 700 vorgestellten Werken und dem umfangreichen Bildmaterial stellt der von Johann Kronbichler verfasste Bestandskatalog ein unverzichtbares Grundlagenwerk zur Barockkunst in Südtirol dar. Der Katalog, Band 4 der Veröffentlichungen der Hofburg Brixen, ist in der Hofburg und im Buchhandel erhältlich. (Veröffentlichungen der Hofburg Brixen, 4)

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Item Number: 148786
Title: Musei Capitolini : Le sculture del Palazzo Nuovo, Vol. 2
Author: La Rocca, Eugenio ; Claudio Parisi Presicce (eds)
Price: $170.00
ISBN: 9788898229697
Record created on 04/27/18
Description: Roma: Campisano, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 672pp., 780 illus.

Sumary: L'idea di procedere all'edizione di un nuovo catalogo scientifico delle sculture dei Musei Capitolini è nata nel contesto dei profondi cambiamenti che hanno interessato il Campidoglio negli anni a cavallo del Giubileo del 2000 e ha risposto all'esigenza di dare avvio a un necessario e sistematico aggiornamento dei due volumi curati da Henry Stuart Jones e dedicati al Museo Capitolino del Palazzo Nuovo (1912) e al Palazzo dei Conservatori (1926). Il nuovo catalogo, edito in più volumi a cura di Eugenio La Rocca e Claudio Parisi Presicce, si ispira all'edizione novecentesca nella ripresa dello schema della descrizione secondo l'odierna collocazione delle sculture e parte dalla trattazione degli allestimenti del Palazzo Nuovo in Campidoglio. Il primo volume della serie, pubblicato nel 2010, è stato dedicato alle statue del piano terra, dello scalone e della Sala del Galata. Il secondo raccoglie le opere conservate nella Sala del Fauno e nel Salone, tra cui si segnalano alcune delle sculture più celebri delle collezioni capitoline, quali il Fauno in rosso antico, i due Centauri Furietti e l'Amazzone ferita opera di Sosikles. Approfondite schede scientifiche, destinate a diventare punti di riferimento indispensabili per le future ricerche sulle sculture capitoline, sono accompagnate da un ricco apparato di eleganti fotografie in bianco e nero. Ciascuna sezione del catalogo, inoltre, è aperta da inedite foto di sala capaci di restituire a pieno il fascino degli allestimenti storici del Museo.

Contents: CATALOGO: Sala del Fauno - Salone - APPARATI: Abbreviazioni bibliografiche - Cataloghi dei Musei Capitolini - Bibliografia, a cura di Eloisa Dodero. (Sistema Musei Civici di Roma)

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Item Number: 149326
Title: A Place to Know : Aesthetic Meaning in Recent Visual Art
Author: Lagerlöf, Margaretha Rossholm
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9789188661395
Record created on 07/19/18
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Description: Lund: Nordic Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 184pp. illus.

Summary: To engage with the aesthetic is to watch yourself watching—and what you see cannot be reached, for all that exists is the reflection of the vision performed by you. The aesthetic experience offers insights into the consciousness that are both ancient and linked to creative inventions in present-day art culture. In A Place to Know, Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf interprets twelve recent artworks, from Sol LeWitt to Katharina Grosse. She sets out the unique claims and qualities which are inherent in seeing and understanding contemporary art. The book presents four analytical categories of artwork, charting the character of the aesthetic experience and the traditions that determine how we think about visual art. She peels back the layers of consciousness to lay bare the forgotten seams of experience, interwoven with artistic expression. The ancient thus arcs into a deepened awareness of avant-garde art. Artists whose works are discussed in detail include—in thematical order—Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Rémy Zaugg, John Chamberlain, Sofia Hultén, Louise Bourgeois, Julie Roberts, Marcel van Eeden, Amy Simon, Katharina Grosse, Ai Weiwei och Danh Vo.

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Item Number: 149102
Title: LEONARDO DA VINCI : The Battle of Anghiari. Its origin through the Timbal Panel
Author: Pedretti, Carlo ; Margherita Melani
Price: $145.00
ISBN: 9788897644545
Record created on 06/13/18
Description: Scientific Investigations: Maurizio Seracini and Silvia Romagnoli. Poggio a Caiano: CB Edizioni, 2018. 34cm., hardcover, 328pp. with numerous color plates. English text.

Summary: The reappearance of the Timbal panel has permitted to study one of the few figurative testimonies of the central part of the lost Battle of Anghiari designed by Leonardo for the Salone del Gran Consiglio in the Palazzo Vecchio. The painting was the subject of a scrupulous campaign of diagnostic investigations and its results, published in full, were of the exceptional importance for circumscribing the date of the execution and for the advancing of a new attribution hypothesis. The study of the painting was an opportunity to publish - for the first time - all the known drawings of Leonardo da Vinci for the Battle of Anghiari in the Palazzo Vecchio and for a review of the drawn, sculpted and painted copies of the central part with the Fight with the banner.

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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
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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: 149059
Title: Immagini medievali di culto dopo il Medioevo
Author: Lucherini, Vinni
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788833130309
Record created on 06/01/18
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 200pp. illus.

Contents: Vinni Lucherini, Introduzione. Sulla rifunzionalizzazione post-medievale delle immagini sacre medievali ; Michele Bacci, Alla "maniera" dell'evangelista Luca ; Carlo Ebanista, L'antiquissima immagine della Madonna - dalla catacomba di San Gaudioso alla chiesa di Santa Maria della Sanità a Napoli ; Manuela Gianandrea, Erudizione sacra e pietas cristiana - immagini tardo-antiche e medievali nella Roma di XVI e XVII secolo ; Francesco Aceto, La Maestà di Montevergine di Montano d'Arezzo dalla storia alla leggenda - il ruolo del cardinale Oliviero Carafa ; Géraldine Mallet, Le Dévot Crucifix de Perpignan - œuvre d'art et objet de dévotion depuis 1307 ; Stefano D'Ovidio, Statue lignee medievali a Napoli e in Campania - culto e funzione in età moderna ; Nicolas Reveyron, Pérennités et résurgences du culte de la Vierge à la "protocathédrale" Saint-Nizier de Lyon (XVIe-XIXe) ; Gabriele Archetti, Immagini episcopali nel Duomo Vecchio di Brescia - una galleria memoriale oltre il Medioevo ; Klaus Krüger, L'immagine come palinsesto di figure e significati. (I libri di Viella Arte)

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Item Number: 148085
Title: Image, Imagination, and Cognition : Medieval and Early Modern Theory and Practice
Author: Lüthy, Christoph (et al)
Price: $146.00
ISBN: 9789004365735
Record created on 02/12/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 323pp. illus.

Summary: How were the relations among image, imagination and cognition characterized in the period 1500 – 1800? The authors of this volume argue that in those three centuries, a thoroughgoing transformation affected the following issues: (i) what it meant to understand phenomena in the natural world (cognition); (ii) how such phenomena were visualized or pictured (images, including novel types of diagrams, structural models, maps, etc.); and (iii) what role was attributed to the faculty of the imagination (psychology, creativity). The essays collected in this volume examine the new conceptions that were advanced and the novel ways of comprehending and expressing the relations among image, imagination, and cognition. They also shed light, from a variety of perspectives, on the elusive nexus of conceptions and practices.

Contents: Imagination, Images, and (Im)Mortality, by Sander W. de Boer || 'Imaginatio' and Visual Representation in Twelfth-Century Cosmology and Astronomy - Ibn al-Haytham, Stephen of Pisa (and Antioch), (Ps.) M?sh??all?h, and (Ps.) Th?bit ibn Qurra, by Barbara Obrist || Minerva in the Forge of Vulcan - Ingegno, Fatica, and Imagination in Early Florentine Art Theory, by David Zagoury || Bernardino Telesio on Spirit, Sense, and Imagination, by Leen Spruit || Giovan Battista Della Porta's Imagination, by Sergius Kodera || Imagination in the Chamber of Sleep - Karel van Mander on Somnus and Morpheus*, by Christine Göttler || Agere Corporaliter - Otto Vaenius's Theory of the Imagination, by Ralph Dekoninck || Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Views on Mathematical Imagination, by Guy Claessens || What Does a Diagram Prove that Other Images Do Not? Images and Imagination in the Kepler-Fludd Controversy, by Christoph Lüthy || Aristotelian Proportioned Images and Descartes's Dynamic Imagining, by Dennis L. Sepper || Schematism, Imagination, and Pure Intuition in Kant, by Sybille Krämer. (Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 55)

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Item Number: 147182
Title: Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon : Heritage Interpretation and Visitor Perceptions
Author: Maior-Barron, Denise
Price: $140.00
ISBN: 9781138565562
Record created on 10/30/17
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 327pp. illus.

Summary: Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon challenges common perceptions of the last Queen of France, appraising the role she played in relation to the events of French Revolution through an original analysis of contemporary heritage practices and visitor perceptions at her former home, the Petit Trianon. Controversy and martyrdom have placed Marie Antoinette’s image within a spectrum of cultural caricatures that range from taboo to iconic. With a foundation in critical heritage studies, this book examines the diverse range of contemporary images portraying Marie Antoinette’s historical character, showing how they affect the interpretation and perception of the Petit Trianon. By considering both producers and receivers of these cultural heritage exponents - Marie Antoinette’s historical figure and the historic house museum of the Petit Trianon - the book expands current understandings of twenty-first century cultural heritage perceptions in relation to tourism and popular culture. A useful case study for academics, researchers and postgraduate students of cultural heritage, it will also be of interest to historians, keepers of house museums and those working in the field of tourism studies.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. The Symbolic Value of 'Places of Memory' in the Nationalist Era of the French Third Republic. 3. 'Places of Memory' Anchored in Postmodernity. 4. Methodology, Fieldwork Research Method and Evidence. 5. Historical and Cinematic Narratives Encoding Marie Antoinette;s Contemporary Perception. 6. The 18th Century Architectural and Heritage Narratives of Petit Trianon Assessed via the 2008 Restoration. 7. Republican, Royalist and 'In-between' Memories of Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon. 8. 'Ange ou Démon?' Contemporary Images of the Last Queen of France at Petit Trianon.

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Item Number: 146169
Title: The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin : Late Republic to Late Antiquity
Author: Marzano, Annalisa ; Guy P.R. Metraux (et al)
Price: $180.00
ISBN: 9781107164314
Record created on 07/06/17
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 599pp., 244 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. The Roman villa in the Mediterranean - an overview, Annalisa Marzano and Guy P.R. Métraux. 2. The Roman villa. Definitions and variations, Ursula Rothe. 3. The 'Villa of the Mysteries' at Pompeii and the ideals of Hellenistic hospitality, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. 4. The building history and aesthetics of the 'Villa of Poppaea' at Torre Annunziata - results from the Oplontis Project 2005-2014, John R. Clarke. 5. Landscape at the 'Villa of Poppaea' (Villa A) at Torre Annunziata, Mantha Zarmakoupi. 6. The villas of Stabiae, Thomas Noble Howe. 7. The Roman villa of Positano, Adele Campanelli (et al). 8. Maritime villas and the resources of the sea, Annalisa Marzano. 9 The 'Villa of Augustus' at Somma Vesuviana, Masanori Aoyagi (et al). 10. Villas in Southern Italy, Maurizio Gualtieri. 11. Villas in Northern Italy, Gian Pietro Brogiolo and Alexandra Chavarría Arnau. 12. Roman villas in Sicily, Roger J. A. Wilson. 13. Villas in south and southwestern Gaul, Loic Buffat. 14. Villas in Hispania and Lusitania, Felix Teichner. 15. Roman villas in the Maltese archipelago, Anthony Bonanno. 16. Villas in North Africa, Roger J. A. Wilson. 17. The Roman villa at Apollonia, Oren Tal and Israel Roll. 18. Houses of the wealthy in Roman Galilee, Zeev Weiss. 19. Villas in Greece and the Islands, Maria Papaioannou. 20. Villas of the eastern Adriatic and Ionian coastlands, William Bowden. 21. Late antique villas - themes, Guy P. R. Métraux. 22. Aristocratic residences in late antique Hispania, Gisela Ripoll. 23. Christianization of villas, Kimberly Bowes. 24. Conviviality versus seclusion in Pliny's Tuscan and Laurentine villas, Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey. 25. The 'Villa dei Papiri' - Herculaneum and Malibu, Kenneth Lapatin. Conclusion, Annalisa Marzano and Guy P. R. Métraux.

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Item Number: 149266
Title: "Ebbi fame e mi deste da mangiare". Luoghi, principi e funzioni della "charitas" veneziana 1206-1806
Author: Matino, Gabriele ; Nora Gietz
Price: $42.95
ISBN: 9788857013442
Record created on 07/05/18
Description: Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 197pp., 32pp. plates.

Contents: Tom Nichols, Real and Ideal in the Imagery of Almsgiving in Early Modern Venice ; Tom Nichols, Il reale e l'ideale nella rappresentazione dell'elemosina a Venezia nella prima età moderna ; Marina Garbellotti, Charity between Devotion, Prestige and Social Order. Introductory Notes ; Marina Garbellotti, La carità tra devozione, prestigio e ordine sociale. Note introduttive ; Maria Bergamo, Charitas- nutrire d'amore e di sapienza. Note iconologiche ; Gianmario Guidarelli, Pietre come pane. L'architettura e la politica assistenziale delle Scuole Grandi veneziane ; Isabella Cecchini, Il pane e i poveri. Carità presso la Scuola Grande di San Marco in età moderna ; Gabriele Matino, Flour, Wine and Atonement- Domenico Morosini's Annual and the Poor Brothers of the Scuola Grande di San Marco ; Matteo Casini, Gifts of Sugar and Aristocratic Magnanimity in the Renaissance ; Julia Niewind, Foreigners' Perceptions of the Scuole Grandi in the Seventeenth Century. Examples of Stereotypes in Travel Literature and Joseph Heintz the Younger's Festa del Redentore ; Nora Gietz, The Scuole Grandi and Venetian Charitas during and after the Napoleonic Suppression (1806) ; Thomas Dalla Costa, A cena con la carità- inviti alla misericordia nei Conviti di Paolo Veronese. (Saggi, 25)

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Item Number: 149084
Title: Gli Orsini e i Savelli nella Roma dei papi : Arte e mecenatismo di antichi casati dal feudo alle corti barocche europee
Author: Mazzetti di Pietralata, Cecilia ; Adriano Amendola (eds)
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9788836637751
Record created on 06/05/18
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 568pp., 300 illus. Conference papers.

Contents: Acanfora, Elisa, Orientamenti della committenza Orsini in Puglia e un episodio inedito in Basilicata || Agresti, Alessandro, Il cardinale Domenico Orsini committente di Giovanni Paolo Panini e Luigi Valadier || Amendola, Adriano, In viaggio con gli Orsini- Simon Vouet e Giulio De Grazia tra Genova e Napoli || Aurigemma, Maria Giulia, Architetture Orsini a Roma (e a Bracciano), uno sguardo d'insieme- dalla fine del Cinquecento alla fine del Seicento || Aurigemma, Maria Giulia, Architetture Orsini a Roma, uno sguardo d'insieme - dal Medioevo al Cinquecento || Bilancia, Fernando, Il palazzo dei Savelli ad Ariccia- ipotesi di attribuzione a Carlo Lambardi || Carotenuto, Simona, Novità documentarie sugli Orsini di Gravina e Solofra committenti di Francesco Guarini e Francesco Solimena || Castrovinci, Rossana, La celebrazione del casato Orsini nelle incisioni di epoca barocca || Cavietti, Marco, I feudi della famiglia Savelli tra potere baronale e committenza- chiese e conventi ad Albano Laziale e Celano || Checchi, Tiziana, Orsini e Colonna a confronto- il collezionismo antiquario tra i secoli XVI e XVII || Curti, Francesca, I Savelli "cadetti"- le dimore al Quirinale e a Montecitorio e gli interessi artistici del ramo di Rignano e dei Palombara || Curzi, Gaetano, Conti di Tagliacozzo, signori di Vicovaro- gli Orsini tra Stato della Chiesa e Regno di Napoli || Daniele, Giulia, Pietro Veri a Montegiordano- un inedito "ricordo di pitture" per Virginio Orsini || Finocchi Ghersi, Lorenzo, Moro, Priuli e Barbarigo committenti veneziani di Giovanni Bellini || Fosi, Irene, Orsini e Savelli- due famiglie fra Roma e l'Europa nel Cinque e Seicento || Goldenberg Stoppato, Lisa, Appunti "fiorentini" per il corpus della ritrattistica degli Orsini || Granata, Belinda, Tra memoria e innovazione- tendenze e aspetti nel collezionismo del cardinale Paolo Peretti Savelli (1622-1685) || Lattuada, Riccardo, Gli Orsini di Solofra e Gravina, una multinazionale feudale del Seicento || Lorizzo, Loredana, Le "ruine" del Musaeum Romanum di Francesco Angeloni- Bellor, gli Orsini, Giambologna e tre nuovi elenchi di bronzi e anticaglie || Manacorda, Daniele, I Saragona- una famiglia di mercanti alle Botteghe oscure tra XIII e XVI secolo || Margiotta, Rosalia Francesca, Il nobile casato dei Ventimiglia e donna Felice Ventimiglia Barberini || Mazzetti di Pietralata, Cecilia, Dall'Emilia e dalla Romagna a Roma- Dosso, Garofalo, Scarsellino, Guercino e gli altri nella collezione Savelli || Molnár, Antal, La corte dell'ambasciatore cesareo Paolo Savelli come centro d'informazione sull'Ungheria || Mori, Elisabetta, Vittoria Accoramboni, Paolo Giordano I Orsini e Sisto V- una "relazione" pericolosa || Panerai, Sibilla, La Roma della prima metà del Novecento all'ombra del teatro di Marcello- il carteggio tra Leone Caetani e Vittoria Colonna || Parrilla, Francesca, La cappella Savelli nella basilica dei Santi Bonifacio e Alessio all'Aventino- nuovi documenti sulla decorazione seicentesca || Patrizi, Florence, Gli Orsini di Bracciano alla luce delle loro collezioni tessili || Perini Folesani, Giovanna, Vincenzo Hercolani- all'origine della nobilitazione di una famiglia di intellettuali nelle legazioni del Nord || Petrucci, Francesco, Tracce materiali sulla presenza dei Savelli nei Colli Albani || Rainer, Paulus, "Per esaltare la Gloria di Dio"- un dono solenne di Caterina Savelli all'imperatore Carlo VI || Salvatore, Donato, Gli "Uomini illustri" Orsini tra Roma e Napoli || Sickel, Lothar, Santa Maria di Grottapinta sotto il patronato di Paolo Giordano e Virginio Orsini- il rinnovamento della chiesa e le opere svanite di Muzio e Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino, Filippo Paladini e Ludovico Cigoli || Stagno, Laura, Committenze artistiche tra Genova e Loano- Giovanni Andrea I e Andrea II Doria || Stefanori, Costanza, Le magnificenze romane del cardinale Flavio Orsini di Gravina tra libri e "choses rares" || Tomei, Alessandro, Una poco conosciuta cappella affrescata nel palazzo Orsini di Stimigliano.

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Item Number: 147746
Title: LEE MILLER and Surrealism in Britain
Author: Clayton, Eleanor (ed)
Price: $69.99
ISBN: 9781848222724
Record created on 12/27/17
Available Autumn 2018
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Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 160pp., 40 color, 60 b&w illus. Exhibition held at the Hepworth, Wakefield.

Summary: Lee Miller (1907-1977) attracts enduring fascination - a female pioneer who is often presented as a singular figure. However, she was also integrated within a creative network of artists that helped change the course of art history in the twentieth century. Miller moved to London in the late 1930s, just as a rich strand of Surrealist practice was burgeoning in Britain. Part of this artistic hub, she captured productive collisions between the artists who found themselves in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s through her photographs. Additionally, she exhibited alongside British Surrealists such as Eileen Agar and Henry Moore in often overlooked London exhibitions, while also dispersing Surrealist imagery into the worlds of fashion, commercial photography and journalism via her interdisciplinary photographic practice. Presenting for the first time Lee Miller's photographs of, and collaborations with, important Surrealist artists working in Britain (alongside their artworks), this important book tells the story of an exciting cultural moment. Essential for all students and enthusiasts of Surrealism and those enthralled by the striking photography of Lee Miller, this book reveals the social and cultural networks in which she was embedded, offering a holistic view of her work and the life of the Surrealist movement in Britain.

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Item Number: 149321
Title: Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
Author: Mitchell, Ralph ; Jennifer Clifford (eds)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781909492646
Record created on 07/19/18
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Description: London: Archetype, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 160pp. illus.

Summary: The world's monuments, art objects and archaeology are at increasing risk of deterioration from environmental threats e.g. climate change, air pollution, and tourism. Microorganisms play a central role in these deterioration processes. They grow both on the surface and in the interiors of many materials. Our understanding of the role that the microbial community plays in these activities has improved significantly in recent years and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of degradation is now possible. In addition, new tools have opened the door to the use of bacteria as protective agents. In this book, contributors have focused on the essential role that biodeterioration plays in both the deterioration and preservation of a wide range of materials. The volume brings together recent research by conservation microbiologists working in diverse environments. In addition papers are included on the effects of microbial biofilms and climate change on the biodeterioration process. It is hoped that this book will prove helpful to microbiologists, chemists, and other scientists working in the field of conservation. It should also be useful to practicing conservators, and individuals in public policy concerned with the protection of our world's cultural heritage treasures.

Contents: The Importance of Microbial Biofilms in Deterioration of Heritage Materials, Marc W. Mittleman ; Effects of Climate Change on the Biodeterioration of Historic Materials, Peter Brimblecombe ; Microbial Processes Involved in Deterioration of Paper and Parchment, Flavia Pinzari ; Biodeterioration of Photographic and Cinematographic Materials- Methods of Investigation, Domenico Pangallo ; Biodeterioration of easel paintings - An overview, A. Teresa Caldeira, Cátia Salvador, Tânia Rosado, and António Candeias ; Modern materials and contemporary art, Francesca Cappitelli and Federica Villa ; Use of dyes as a method to control textile biodeterioration, Barbara Blyskal ; Biodeterioration of paintings in caves, catacombs, and other hypogean sites, Clara Urzi, Laura Bruno, and Filomena De Leo ; Limestone Biodeterioration- Examples from Portugal, A.C. Pinheiro, N. Mesquita, and António Portugal ; Reasons for Removing Biological Materials from Calcareous Stone Monuments, Margaret Breuker and Joannie Bottkol.

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