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New titles week of 04/23/18: Found 65 titles
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Item Number: 148669
Title: Annali di architettura: Rivista del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, n. 29, 2017
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Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788831729611
Record created on 04/13/18
Description: Venezia-Vicenza: Marsilio, Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 192p. illus. Includes English abstractts.

Contents: Werner Oechslin, Gli Architecture et Perspective Rudimenta di Martin Waldseemu?ller aggiunti nel 1508 all'enciclopedia di Gregor Reisch ; Gloria Antoni, Giovanni Battista da Sangallo e la confraternita di San Giovanni Decollato a Roma. La progettazione della chiesa e altre precisazioni ; Antonio Foscari, Ancora sulla fabbrica costruita da Andrea Palladio in Malcontenta ; Cristiano Guarneri, L'architetto e il collezionista: Vincenzo Scamozzi e Giovanni Grimani per l'allestimento dello Statuario nella Libreria Marciana ; Giovanni Santucci, Un progetto inedito per la fontana di Trevi del tempo di Clemente VIII ; Federica Rossi, Tra Piranesi e Lenin. Sull'imaginaire della nuova cultura architettonica sovietica (1920-1930)

Palladio e la Roma di Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane, 29° seminario di storia dell'architettura Vicenza, 16-18 giugno 2016 - Christof Thoenes, La fabbrica di San Pietro e il metodo di progettazione di Sangallo e della sua bottega ; Hubertus Gu?nther, L'ordine tuscanico in Antonio da Sangallo e Palladio ; Alessandro Viscogliosi, Antonio da Sangallo e Palladio tra foro di Augusto e foro di Nerva. Diverse maniere di osservare l'Antico, tra la pianta di Roma di Raffaello e il Teatro Olimpico ; Francesco Benelli, Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane, Palladio, il tempio pseudodiptero vitruviano e il frontespizio di Montecavallo ; Paola Zampa, "Questo tempio e? di opera dorica": il dorico, da Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane a Palladio ; Alessandro Spila, Palladio e Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane sul grande tempio del Quirinale ; Federico Bellini, Gli edifici cupolati in Sangallo e Palladio: tipi antichi e usi moderni ; Maria Beltramini, Volte a botte e finestre termali dalla Roma di Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane al Veneto di Palladio ; Renata Samperi,Il dialogo tra i muri e le colonne: Palladio a confronto con i modelli romani del primo Cinquecento.

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Item Number: 146556
Title: Lost Japan: The Photographs of FELICE BEATO and the School of Yokohama (1860-1890)
Author: Manegazzo, Rossella
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9788891814968
Record created on 08/20/17
Description: Milan: Electa, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 160pp. illus. English edition.

Summary: An extraordinary collection of eighty pictures from the Alinari Archives located in Florence, Italy makes up a never-before-published sequence of images including portraits, landscapes, and rituals providing a rare entry into traditional 19th-century Japan. Felice Beato was one of the first Western photographers to enter Japan when the country first opened its borders (1853); he revealed to the Western world a country preserved in time and never seen before. In 1863 he moved to Yokohama and opened a photography school, the School of Yokohama. The photos of the book preserve the original photographic prints, manually colored black-and-white prints, that truly embody the spirit of that period. Images feature fascinating portraits of women in kimonos, geishas, samurai warriors, and interiors of Japanese homes and gardens as well as scenes of everyday life including tea ceremonies or the theater. Each photo is accompanied by text providing historical, anthropological, and artistic context. This ivolume comes with a Japanese-inspired design, with decorative patterns and colors recalling Japanese paper tradition and kimono fashion.

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Item Number: 148757
Title: Moved to Tears: Rethinking the Art of the Sentimental in the United States
Author: Bedell, Rebecca
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780691153209
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 224pp., 69 color, 44 b&w illus.

Summary: A bold new view of sentimental art’s significance in American visual culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. In Moved to Tears, Rebecca Bedell overturns received ideas about sentimental art. Countering its association with trite and saccharine Victorian kitsch, Bedell argues that major American artists—from John Trumbull and Charles Willson Peale in the eighteenth century and Asher Durand and Winslow Homer in the nineteenth to Henry Ossawa Tanner and Frank Lloyd Wright in the early twentieth—produced what was understood in their time as sentimental art. This was art intended to develop empathetic bonds and to express or elicit social affections, including sympathy, compassion, nostalgia, and patriotism. Much sentimental art of this era was animated by and invested with socially transformative ambitions. Trumbull and Peale deployed their sentimental creations in the urgent effort to stabilize the new nation in the wake of the Revolutionary War. Through his work, Tanner opposed the virulent anti-Semitism of fin-de-siècle France. Even artists such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, who had absorbed something of modernist disdain for sentimentalism, were aware of its commercial potential and popular appeal and negotiated complex relations with it. Beautifully illustrated, Moved to Tears transforms our understanding of the nature and influence of sentimental art.

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Item Number: 148754
Title: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Author: Berzock, Kathleen Bickford
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780691182681
Record created on 04/24/18
Available February 2019
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Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 192 color illus.

Summary: The Sahara Desert was a thriving crossroads of exchange for West Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe in the medieval period. Fueling this exchange was West African gold, prized for its purity and used for minting currencies and adorning luxury objects such as jewelry, textiles, and religious objects. Caravans made the arduous journey by camel southward across the Sahara carrying goods for trade—glass vessels and beads, glazed ceramics, copper, books, and foodstuffs, including salt, which was obtained in the middle of the desert. Northward, the journey brought not only gold but also ivory, animal hides and leatherwork, spices, and captives from West Africa forced into slavery. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time draws on the latest archaeological discoveries and art historical research to construct a compelling look at medieval trans-Saharan exchange and its legacy. Contributors from diverse disciplines present case studies that form a rich portrayal of a distant time. Topics include descriptions of key medieval cities around the Sahara; networks of exchange that contributed to the circulation of gold, copper, and ivory and their associated art forms; and medieval glass bead production in West Africa’s forest region. The volume also reflects on Morocco’s Gnawa material culture, associated with descendants of West African slaves, and movements of people across the Sahara today. Featuring a wealth of color images, this fascinating book demonstrates how the rootedness of place, culture, and tradition is closely tied to the circulation of people, objects, and ideas. These “fragments in time” offer irrefutable evidence of the key role that Africa played in medieval history and promote a new understanding of the past and the present.

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Item Number: 147926
Title: High Society : Life-Size, Standing and at Full-Length
Author: Bikker, Jonathan
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9789462084261
Record created on 01/17/18
Description: Amsterdam-Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the completed restoration of Rembrandt’s magnificent portraits of the exuberantly dressed Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit with a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the life-size portrait. Over the centuries, powerful monarchs, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously rich burgers commissioned portraits of themselves arrayed in all their finery, preferably life-size, standing, full lengths, from the world’s most famous painters. This book presents exceptional life-size, standing portraits by the great masters, including Lucas Cranach the Elder, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Rembrandt and Velázquez. Rijksmuseum curator Jonathan Bikker describes the history, form and function of these portraits and recounts biographical details and lots of juicy gossip about the sitters. The book includes the splendid portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit that were recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre.

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Item Number: 148734
Title: Landmarks: 2008–2018 : The Public Art Program of the University of Texas at Austin
Author: Bober, Andree ; Catherine Zinser (eds)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781477315392
Record created on 04/23/18
Available December 2018
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Description: Austin: The Public Art Program of the University of Texas at Austin, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 176pp., 209 color illus.

Summary: A beautifully illustrated and informative guide to more than forty works by such famed artists as Michael Ray Charles, Ann Hamilton, José Parlá, and James Turrell, available for all to enjoy on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Item Number: 148743
Title: Late Gothic Architecture : Its Evolution, Extinction, and Reception
Author: Bork, Robert
Price: $144.00
ISBN: 9782503568942
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 450pp. illus.

Summary: In this book, Robert Bork offers a sweeping reassessment of late Gothic architecture and its fate in the Renaissance. In a chronologically organized narrative covering the whole of western and central Europe, he demonstrates that the Gothic design tradition remained inherently vital throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, creating spectacular monuments in a wide variety of national and regional styles. Bork argues that the displacement of this Gothic tradition from its long-standing position of artistic leadership in the years around 1500 reflected the impact of three main external forces: the rise of a rival architectural culture that championed the use of classical forms with a new theoretical sophistication; the appropriation of that architectural language by patrons who wished to associate themselves with papal and imperial Rome; and the chaos of the Reformation, which disrupted the circumstances of church construction on which the Gothic tradition had formerly depended. Bork further argues that art historians have much to gain from considering the character and fate of late Gothic architecture, not only because the monuments in question are intrinsically fascinating, but also because examination of the way their story has been told-and left untold, in many accounts of the Northern Renaissance-can reveal a great deal about schemes of categorization and prioritization that continue to shape the discipline even in the twenty-first century. (Architectura Medii Aevi, 10)

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Item Number: 148745
Title: Late Romanesque Sculpture in European Cathedrals : Contexts and Narratives
Author: Boto Varela, Gerardo ; Marta Serrano Coll ; John McNeill (eds)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782503574486
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., ca. 300pp. illus.

Summary: For decades specialists in the history of Romanesque art questioned the usefulness of traditional stylistic terminology. It has been regarded as being of limited relevance insofar as it fails to reflect the complexity and plurality of the times and events that it refers to. Neither is it useful for alluding to the functional, formal or iconographic specificities circumscribed within a given time period because, in reality, the visual features and statements under scrutiny flourished across two or more stylistic periods. Despite these deficiencies and limitations, we still have no better way of referring to the art of the period other than a lengthy phrase which is often made yet more cumbersome by the addition of a geographical or political term. Of the various media that were used for and made possible these artistic innovations, particular attention has been paid to stained glass, miniatures or enamel. Nevertheless, monumental sculpture underwent certain developments that were comparable to the aforementioned media but also other changes that were completely distinct from them. As a result, because late Romanesque sculpture covers a period extending from 1150 to 1220, it is still impossible to state with any certainty what this complex network represented. We propose a panoramic scientific analysis of a singular artistic landscape, focused on the intersections and challenges posed by this central issue in medieval European artistic production. To narrow down this field of study, this book will focus preferentially on the innovations and solutions adopted in the cathedral workshops of Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean Europe.

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Item Number: 148746
Title: Arrayed in Splendor : Art, Fashion, and Textiles in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Brachmann, Christoph (ed)
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782503579658
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., pbk., ca. 250pp. illus.

Summary: Precious textiles, fabrics, embroideries, and tapestries played an important role in medieval and early modern cultures of representation. Reasons for such a high esteem of textile arts are not only the enormous material value of gold and silk, which had to be imported from distant regions, but also the extremely complex and time-consuming production conditions, including a level of technical expertise that was present only in a few highly specialized centers. In stark contrast to the medieval and early modern reception, it was only in recent years, that in art history the narrow view of the textile arts as an applied art and therefore a low one has undergone a fundamental shift. The aim of this volume is to give an insight in the current state of research on the topic. Ranging from the twelfth to the seventeenth century, the essays of leading scholars in the field offer a window into the complexity of the textile arts, including as regards the medium itself: from the overpowering splendor of liturgical and princely garments and the luxurious fabrics used for them in the Middle Ages and early modern period to the visual world of monumental room decorations in the form of tapestries.

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Item Number: 148741
Title: Castel Thun : Arte, Architettura e Committenza
Author: Camerlengo, Lia ; Emanuela Rollandini
Price: $79.95
ISBN: 9788894225037
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Trento: Provincia Autonoma di Trento, 2017. 26cm., pbk., 396pp. with numerous color plates.
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Item Number: 148752
Title: Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812-1820
Author: Crow, Thomas
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9780691181646
Record created on 04/24/18
Available November 2018
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Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 208pp., 160 color illus.

Summary: As the French Empire collapsed between 1812 and 1815, artists throughout Europe were left uncertain and adrift. The final abdication of Emperor Napoleon, clearing the way for a restored monarchy, profoundly unsettled prevailing national, religious, and social boundaries. In Restoration, Thomas Crow combines a sweeping view of European art centers—Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, and Vienna—with a close-up look at pivotal and significant artists, including Antonio Canova, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Francisco Goya, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Thomas Lawrence, and forgotten but meteoric painters François-Joseph Navez and Antoine Jean-Baptiste Thomas. Whether directly or indirectly, all became linked in a new international network in which changing artistic priorities and possibilities emerged from the ruins of the old. Crow examines how artists of this period faced dramatic circumstances, from political condemnation and difficult diplomatic missions to a catastrophic episode of climate change. Navigating ever-changing pressures, they invented creative ways of incorporating critical events and significant individuals into fresh artistic works. Crow discusses, among many topics, David’s art and pedagogy during exile, Ingres’s drive to reconcile religious art with contemporary mentalities, the titled victors over Napoleon all sitting for portraits by Lawrence, and the campaign to restore art objects expropriated by the French from Italy, prefiguring the restitution controversies of our own time. (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)

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Item Number: 148755
Title: DELACROIX : New and Expanded Edition
Author: Jobert, Barthelemy
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780691182360
Record created on 04/24/18
Available July 2018
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Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 352pp., 249 color, 47 b&w illus.

Summary: A newly expanded edition of the defining book on one of French Romanticism’s most influential and elusive painters. Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was a solitary genius who produced stormy Romantic works like The Death of Sardanapalus as well as more classically inspired paintings such as Liberty Leading the People. Over the long span of his career, he responded to the literary fascination with Orientalism, the politics of French imperialism, and the popular interest in travel, painting everything from sweeping, epic tales to intimate interiors. In this beautifully illustrated book, Barthélémy Jobert delves into all facets of Delacroix’s life and art, providing an unforgettable portrait of perhaps the greatest and most elusive painter of the French Romantic movement. Bringing together large canvases, decorative cycles, watercolors, and engravings, Jobert explores the inner tensions and contradictions that drove the artist, re-creating the political and cultural arenas in which Delacroix thrived and enabling readers to fully appreciate the extraordinary range of his artistic production. He reveals how Delacroix successfully navigated the Salons of Paris and the halls of government, socialized with George Sand and Victor Hugo, engaged in intense philosophical discussions about art with Baudelaire, and maintained a lively repartee with the press. He vividly describes Delacroix’s journey to Morocco, which unexpectedly led him to rediscover his classical roots, and shows how Delacroix profoundly influenced later painters such as Cézanne and Picasso. This new and expanded edition of Jobert’s acclaimed book includes a thoroughly updated introduction and conclusion, and a wealth of new information and illustrations throughout.

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Item Number: 147429
Title: Painting the Town Red: Politics and the Arts During the 1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic
Author: Dent, Bob
Price: $99.00
ISBN: 9780745337777
Record created on 11/28/17
Description: London: Pluto Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 288pp., 20 illus.

Summary: The intensely political cultural production that erupted during Hungary's short-lived Soviet Republic of 1919 encompassed music, art, literature, film and theatre. Painting the Town Red is the little-known history of these developments. The book opens with an overview of the political context in Hungary after World War One and how the Soviet Republic emerged in the chaotic months which followed the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy. It looks at the subsequent roles during the Soviet Republic of artists, filmmakers, actors, musicians and writers, and the attitude of the newly established People's Commissariat for Education and Culture, in which the internationally renowned Marxist György Lukács played a leading role. At its centre are the questions: why did so many prominent people in the arts world participate in the Soviet Republic and why did their initial enthusiasm later subside? Painting the Town Red is an important contribution to the lively debate about the interaction between art and politics.

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Item Number: 147736
Title: MARK DION : Theater of the Natural World
Author: Blazwick Iwona (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780854882632
Record created on 12/26/17
Description: London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 220pp., ca. 100 illus. Catalogue of the exhibition "Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World."

Summary: This publication focuses on five major works by the American conceptual artist Mark Dion (born 1961). Since the late 1980s Dion has been delving into the tropes and research methods of scientists, explorers, museum curators and archaeologists. He has created a body of work that playfully presents art as scientific inquiry or field work, questioning how knowledge is gathered, classified and displayed. The five installations documented here incorporate diverse subjects such as hunting blinds, heraldic banners and an extraordinary array of objects drawn from the mudbanks of the Thames, Manchester flea markets and American curiosity shops. Beautifully designed with allusions to Victorian tomes, guidebooks and Dion’s own artistic style, the catalog also features new essays by Gilda Williams and Petra Lange-Berndt, and an interview between the artist and Iwona Blazwick.

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

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

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Item Number: 148749
Title: The Republic of Letters
Author: Fumaroli, Marc ; Lara Vergnaud (trans)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300221602
Record created on 04/24/18
Available September 2018
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 400pp.

Summary: In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined “republic” of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life—and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought-provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship.

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Item Number: 148735
Title: Modern Religious Architecture in Germany, Ireland and Beyond : Influence, Process and Afterlife since 1945
Author: Godson, Lisa ; Kathleen James-Chakraborty (eds)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9781501336096
Record created on 04/23/18
Available January 2019
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp., 32 color, 130 b&w illus.

Contents: Conservation and Radicalism in German Modern Church Architecture, Kai Krauskopf ; A Lifelong Affair: Liam McCormick and Imogen Stuart, Carole Pollard ; Andrew Devane's Dublin Churches: Catholic Architecture in Ireland in an Age of Tentative Radicalisation, 1963-1973, Ellen Rowley ; Ireland's Tropical Modernism: Pearse McKenna and the Kiltegan Fathers in Nigeria, 1947-1966, Lisa Godwin ; The Design and Use of the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Munich, Amandus Sattler with Kathleen James-Chakraborty ; Incarnation: Bishop Edward Chapel Cuddeston, Niall McLaughlin ; The Heritage of Dublin's Jewish Community, Melanie Brown ; Concrete Memory and Urban Matter - New Synagogues in Germany, Sandra O'Connor ; Mosque Building in Germany between Neo-modernism and Neo-historicism, Christian Welzbacher ; The Reorientation of Modern Churches in Contemporary Germany, Jörg Beste ; New Life for Churches in Ireland, Jill Kerry.

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Item Number: 146081
Title: Painting the Page in the Age of Print: Central European Manuscript Illumination of the Fifteenth Century
Author: Hamburger, Jeffrey F. ; Robert Suckale (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9780888442086
Record created on 06/26/17
Description: Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 330pp. illus.

Summary: The history of the book in the late Middle Ages is associated especially with Gutenberg’s momentous invention of printing with movable type. Printing, however, hardly replaced the manuscript book overnight; in respect to content, materials, format, decoration, dissemination, and technique, the fifteenth century in German-speaking lands witnessed an extraordinary range of innovation and experimentation. Nonetheless, over a century of scholarship has tended to dismiss the illuminated manuscripts produced in central Europe between 1400 and the Reformation, the vast majority of them unknown beyond a small group of specialists, as mediocre manifestations of a culture in decline. This book – originally published in German to accompany a series of exhibitions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland from 2015 to 2017 – was written to challenge these prejudices and the weight of tradition they represent. It contains four wide-ranging essays that for the first time give an overview of fifteenth-century illumination in central Europe, from the overweening luxury of the manuscripts produced at the court of Wenzel IV in Prague in the late fourteenth century to the classical texts illuminated in the context of northern European humanism in the early sixteenth century. After an introduction that considers issues of politics and patronage as well as changing patterns of production, the second chapter focuses on religious manuscripts, both those for ecclesiastical institutions as well as those for private individuals, and the third on secular manuscripts ranging from works of high literature to practical texts on such topics as alchemy and astrology, cartography and travel, civic and regional history, medicine, and law. A final chapter considers the role of illumination in the decoration of the Gutenberg Bible and, consequently, in the emergence of novel approaches to book design and the dissemination of information in the latter half of the fifteenth century.

Contents: R. Suckale & G. Suckale-Redlefsen, Manuscript Illumination in Central Europe and Its Historical Context ; J. Hamburger, Old Wine in New Bottles? The Illumination of Religious Manuscripts ; G. Suckale-Redlefsen, Between Faith, Myth, and Knowledge: Manuscript Illumination in Secular Literature ; E. König, Colour for the Black Art. (Text, Image, Context : Studies in Medieval Manuscript Illumination, 4)

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Item Number: 147179
Title: Johann Michael Wansleben's Travels in the Levant, 1671-74 : An Annotated Edition of His Italian Report
Author: Hamilton, Alastair
Price: $151.00
ISBN: 9789004362147
Record created on 10/30/17
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 514pp.

Summary: Johann Michael Wansleben’s Travels in the Levant,1671-74 is a hitherto unpublished version of a remarkable description of Egypt and the Levant by the German scholar-traveller Wansleben, or Vansleb (as he was known in France). He set out for the East in 1671 to collect manuscripts and antiquities for the French king and also produced the best study of the Copts to have appeared to date. This book recounts his travels in Syria, Turkey and Egypt, his everyday life in Cairo, and his anthropological and archeological discoveries which include the Graeco-Roman Gabbari cemetery in Alexandria, the Roman city of Antinopolis on the Nile, the Coptic monastery of St Anthony on the Red Sea and the Red and White monasteries in Upper Egypt. (The History of Oriental Studies, 4)

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Item Number: 146719
Title: Heraldic Artists and Painters in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times
Author: Hiltmann, Torsten ; Lauret Hablot (eds)
Price: $63.00
ISBN: 9783799512534
Record created on 09/12/17
Description: Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 236pp., 92 illus., most in color. Engilsh-French texts. Papers given at a conference in Poitiers, 10-11 April 2014.

Contents: Torsten Hiltmann, Arms and Art in the Middle Ages. Approaching the Social and Cultural Impact of Heraldry by its Artisans and Artists ; Laurent Hablot, Art, esthétique et productions héraldiques au Moyen Âge. Considération générales ; Marc Gil, Peinture d'armoiries, une activité parmi d'autres du peintre médiéval? ; Matteo Ferrari, Au service de la Commune. Identité et culture des peintres héraldistes dans les villes italiennes aux XIIIème-XIVème siècles ; Luisa Gentile, Artistes, hérauts et héraldique de part et d'autre des Alpes Occidentales ; Oliver Fearon, ›As Yt Ys Made‹. Gender and Description in Plans for Armorial Displays by the English Gentry c. 1460-1500 ; Andreas H. Zajic, The Influence of Beneficiaries on the Artistic Make-up of Imperial Grants of Arms or: How Do Heraldic Images Get into Late Medieval Charters? ; Martin Roland, Medieval Grants of Arms and their Illuminators ; Steen Clemmensen, Armorials as Commercial Ventures? ; Radu Lupescu, Heraldic Commissions in an Architectural Context. Case Studies from Transylvania ; Anne-Sophie Bessero-Lagarde, Les auteurs des pompes funèbres héraldiques à la Renaissance. Artistes de renom, associations de peintres et ateliers spécialisés ; Tanja Jones, Vivified Heraldry. On Pisanello's Medallic Imagery ; Alessandro Savorelli, L'héraldique des Della Robbia à Florence entre abstraction et naturalisme ; Jean-Christophe Blanchard, Georges Gresset, peintre et héraut d'armes des ducs de Lorraine (1523-1559). (Heraldic Studies, 1)

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Item Number: 147915
Title: LEWIS HINE Photographer and American Progressive
Author: Duerden, Timothy J
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781476673349
Record created on 01/17/18
Description: Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 26cm., pbk., ca. 129pp. illus.

Summary: Nearly 80 years after his death, Lewis Hine’s name is revered in the world of photography and practically synonymous with the labor reforms of the Progressive Era. His body of work—much of it a century old or more—remains vital as both aesthetic statement and social document. Drawing on a range of sources, including information from surviving family members, this first full-length illustrated biography presents a detailed and personal portrait of the sociologist and photographer whose haunting images of children at work in cotton mills and coal mines sparked the movement to end child labor, culminating with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

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Item Number: 147649
Title: The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War
Author: Ikeda, Asato
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780824872120
Record created on 12/16/17
Description: Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 132pp. illus.

Summary: This rich and nuanced study examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention. Asato Ikeda views the work of four prominent artists of the time-Yokoyama Taikan, Yasuda Yukihiko, Uemura Shoen, and Fujita Tsuguharu-through the lens of fascism, showing how their seemingly straightforward paintings of Mount Fuji, samurai, beautiful women, and the countryside supported the war by reinforcing a state ideology that justified violence in the name of the country's cultural authenticity. She highlights the politics of "apolitical" art and challenges the postwar labeling of battle paintings-those depicting scenes of war and combat-as uniquely problematic.Yokoyama Taikan produced countless paintings of Mount Fuji as the embodiment of Japan's "national body" and spirituality, in contrast to the modern West's individualism and materialism. Yasuda Yukihiko located Japan in the Minamoto warriors of the medieval period, depicting them in the yamato-e style, which is defined as classically Japanese. Uemura Shoen sought to paint the quintessential Japanese woman, drawing on the Edo-period bijin-ga (beautiful women) genre while alluding to noh aesthetics and wartime gender expectations. For his subjects, Fujita Tsuguharu looked to the rural snow country, where, it was believed, authentic Japanese traditions could still be found. Although these artists employed different styles and favored different subjects, each maintained close ties with the state and presented what he considered to be the most representative and authentic portrayal of Japan.Throughout Ikeda takes into account the changing relationships between visual iconography/artistic style and its significance by carefully situating artworks within their specific historical and cultural moments. She reveals the global dimensions of wartime nationalist Japanese art and opens up the possibility of dialogue with scholarship on art produced in other countries around the same time, particularly Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The Politics of Painting will be welcomed by those interested in modern Japanese art and visual culture, and war art and fascism. Its analysis of painters and painting within larger currents in intellectual history will attract scholars of modern Japanese and East Asian studies.

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Item Number: 147558
Title: KENRO IZU : Seduction
Author: Hosoe, Eikoh (intro)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788862085793
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: Bologna: Damiani, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 176pp., 110 images. English text.

Summary: Drawing on 19th-century photo techniques, Izu's still lifes and portraits are poised between lustrous sensuality and austere grandeur. When Kenro Izu is taking photographs, he finds himself constantly challenged by a seductive voice urging him to make a “nice picture.” And Izu’s photographs are gorgeous—the artist, inspired by 19th-century photography methods, has been working with a large-format camera since 1983, making detailed, lustrous contact prints on hand-coated platinum palladium paper. A master technician, Izu is considered one of the greatest living platinum printers. But taking “nice pictures” is not what Izu sets out to do. The photographer aims instead to capture something of the spirit or inner life of his chosen subject—whether it be a still life or an ancient, sacred monument. Izu describes this tension between capturing the essence and beauty of the subject as an “effort to hold myself at the very edge (before falling into the dark hole of seduction).” Kenro Izu: Seduction presents the results of these efforts: photographs by Izu of fruits, plants and human figures, all made with a large-format film camera and contact printed in platinum from 8x10 to 14x20-inch negatives.

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Item Number: 148015
Title: JONGKIND & vrienden. Monet, Boudin, Daubigny en anderen
Author: de Bodt, Saskia (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9789068687439
Record created on 01/30/18
Description: Bussum: Thoth, Dordrechts Museum, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 224pp., 275 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. Dutch text.

Summary : from the museum's website: Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) was a key figure in nineteenth century European painting. He was a linking pin in the development of modern painting and quite rightly a true pioneer of Impressionism. Working from the Dutch, realistic tradition, Jongkind gave the initial push to Impressionism in France. He was born in the Netherlands, but most of his life he lived in France where he became friends with artists such as Monet, Sisley, Boudin, Daubigny and Pissarro. Dordrechts Museum dedicates an impressive exhibition to the work of Jongkind and several of his well-known artist friends. The Dordrechts Museum presents paintings by Jongkind in combination with the works of befriended artists, including several key Impressionist artists. Themes of the exhibition are Jongkind’s early years in The Hague, his years at the Normandy coast and his time in Paris. Of course Jongkind’s paintings of his beloved Dordrecht and surroundings will be on display. Moreover, a modest selection of watercolour paintings shows the virtuosity of his quick and to the point brushstrokes. Many of the works on display will be exhibited for the first time in the Netherlands. Several of the works come from private collections...

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Item Number: 148738
Title: Second World Postmodernisms : Architecture and Society under Late Socialism
Author: Kulic, Vladimir (ed)
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781350014442
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 64 b&w illus.

Contents: 1. Igor Demchenko: Architecture for a Socialist Nation: Conceptual Stalinism and the Decline of Late-Soviet Modernism in the 1980s . 2. Lidia Klein and Alicja Gzowska: Late Socialist Postmodernism and Socialist Realism in Polish Architecture . 3. Vladimir Kulic: Bogdan Bogdanovic's Surrealist Postmodernism. 4. Ljiljana Blagojevic: PO-MO Ideas and Printed Matter in 1980s Belgrade . 5. Daria Bocharnikova: When Tomorrow Was Cancelled: Soviet Critique of Modernism in the 1970s. 6. Maroš Krivý: "Quality of Life or Life-in-Truth? Late Socialist Critique of Sídlište in Czechoslovakia". 7. Richard Anderson: A Dialectic of Negation: Modernism and Postmodernism in the USSR. 8. Virág Molnár: The Discontents of Socialist Modernity and the Return of the Ornament: The Tulip Debate and the Rise of Organic Architecture in Postwar Hungary. 9. Andres Kurg: Populist or People's Architecture? Postmodernism in Estonia . 10. Maroje Mrduljaš: Yugoslavia's Post-Modern Hotels: Hybrid Typologies for an In-Between Socialism . 11. Alla Vronskaya: The Magic of the Absurd: "Paper Architecture" in the USSR . 12. Fredo Rivera: Polyrhythms and the Post-Revolutionary Plantation: Theorizing Postmodernism in Socialist Cuba. 13. Ana Miljacki: On the Aesthetic Project of Late Socialism: Appropriation and Transformation of Postmodern tropes in the Post-1968 Work of SIAL, Liberec . 14. Lukasz Stanek: Mobilities of Architecture in the Late Cold War: From Socialist Poland to Kuwait, and Back . 15. Max Hirsh: Post-Modern Architectural Exchanges between East Germany and Japan, 1975-1989. 16. Cole Roskam: Defining Reform: Postmodern Architecture in Post-Mao China, 1980-1989.

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Item Number: 148023
Title: Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500
Author: Kwakkel, Erik (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9789087283025
Record created on 02/01/18
Description: Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 272pp., 21 color, 25 b&w illus.

Summary: This volume presents six essays devoted to the practices, habits, and preferences of scribes making manuscripts in their native tongue. Despite the dominance of Latin in medieval written culture, vernacular traditions started to develop in Europe in the eleventh century. Focusing on French, Frisian, Icelandic, Italian, Middle High German, and Old English examples, these essays discuss the connectivity of books originating in the same linguistic space. Given that authors, translators, and readers advanced vernacular written culture through the production and consumption of texts, how did the scribes who copied them fit into this development? Did they have a specific approach to copying texts in their native language? Can we observe patterns in how manuscripts in the same vernacular presented their contents? To address such questions the essays taken material features of manuscripts, both palaeographical and codicological, as a point of departure.

Contents: Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500: An Introduction, Erik Kwakkel ; Worcester and Wales: Copies of the Regula pastoralis in the Early Middle Ages, Kathryn A. Lowe ; Manuscripts of the Earliest Middle High German, Prayers, c. 1150-1250, Nigel F. Palmer ; Rubricating History in Late Medieval France, Godfried Croenen ; Codifying the Law- Frisian Legal Manuscripts around 1300, Rolf H. Bremmer Jr ; Late Medieval and Early Modern Icelandic Saga Manuscripts, Sheryl McDonald Werronen ; Thick Quires in Italy, J.P. Gumbert. (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture)

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Item Number: 148014
Title: Impressionism & beyond : A Wonderful Journey
Author: Leeman, Fred (et al)
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9789068687521
Record created on 01/30/18
Description: Bussum: Thoth, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Singer, Laren. English text.

Summary: Impressionism & Beyond. A Wonderful Journey shows and describes the last great period in which Western European art flourished. This book is about the paintings and works on paper by the world-famous Impressionists and Post-Impressionists from the collection of the John and Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation. During the period from 1860 to 1870, a group of artists in France were producing work that ran contrary to the prevailing academic opinions about painting. The Impressionists, as they were known, went out into the countryside and broke with traditions and rules, representing reality with rapid, fluid brushstrokes. The first Impressionists were artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas, and Renoir. This eventually produced a response in the work of the so-called Neo-Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Signac, and Toorop, and Fauvists such as Van Dongen, Marquet, and Matisse. They went further than merely representing that which can be observed, focusing also on expressing emotions and on structure and composition.

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Item Number: 146954
Title: GLENN LIGON : Untitled (I Am a Man)
Author: Bordowitz, Gregg
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781846381928
Record created on 10/12/17
Description: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 112pp., 24 color illus.

Summary: The iconic work Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988) by the important contemporary American artist Glenn Ligon is a quotation, an appropriated text turned into an artifact. The National Gallery of Art in Washington presents the work as a “representation—a signifier—of the actual signs carried by 1,300 striking African American sanitation workers in Memphis, made famous by Ernest Withers’ 1968 photographs.” In this illustrated study of the work, Gregg Bordowitz takes the National Gallery’s presentation as his starting point, considering the museum’s juxtaposition of Untitled (I Am a Man) and the ca. 1935 sculpture, Schoolteacher, by William Edmondson, and the relation of the two terms, “markers” and “signs.” After closely examining the canvas itself, its textures, brushwork, and structure, Bordowitz presents a theoretical framework that draws on the work of American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce and his theory of Firstness, Secondness, and Thirdness. He makes a case for Thirdness as a function, operation, or law of meaning-making, not limited by the gender, age, ethnicity, race, class, or personal history of the viewer. Bordowitz goes on to examine Ligon’s work in terms of the representation of self, race, and gender, focusing on three series: Profile Series (1990–91), Narratives, and Runaways (both 1993). He cites such historical figures as Sojourner Truth and her famous 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” as well as influences ranging from Bo Diddley’s 1955 song, “I’m a Man” to the cultural theories of Stuart Hall.

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Item Number: 148744
Title: How Objects Tell Stories : Essays in Honor of Emma C. Bunker
Author: Linduff, Katheryn M. ; Karen S. Rubinson (eds
Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9782503580210
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 30cm., pbk., 250pp., 100 b&w illus.

Contents: Trudy S. KAWAMI, A Steppe Warrior in Achaemenid Employ? Grave 4.28 at Choga Mish, Khuzistan, Iran ; Annette L. JULIANO, Restructuring Reality: Zoomorphs, from Fantastic to Hybrid ; Catrin KOST, Changed Strategies of Interaction: Exchange Relations on China's Northern Frontier in Light of the Finds from Xinzhuangtou ; Judith A. LERNER, All That Glitters…Foreign Jewelry in Chinese Tombs: from Han into Tang ; Katheryn M. LINDUFF, Guardians of the Brave/Keepers of the Empire: Horses in the Han imaginary ; Jessica RAWSON, Gold, an Exotic Material in Early China ; Karen S. RUBINSON, The Authority of Horse-Rider Iconography: Imagery as the Power of the Past (The Eurasian Steppe and Yunnan in the late Millennium BCE) ; CHIOU-PENG TzeHuey, Early Copper-base Metals in Western Yunnan ; HAN Rubin and WANG Dong-Ning, Study of Tin-enriched Ancient Bronzes from the Northern Grassland of China ; Sergey MINIAEV, Xiongnu Bronze Metallurgy in the Trans-Baikal Area ; Vincent C. PIGOTT, The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), the Seima-Turbino Horizon and a Possible Eastward Transmission of Tin-Bronze Technology in Later Third and Early Second Millennium BCE Inner Asia. (Inner and Central Asian Art and Archaeology, 1)

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Item Number: 146910
Title: Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition
Author: Lippert, Sarah J. (ed)
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781472481245
Record created on 10/05/17
Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus.

Contents: Introduction; Part I: Travel of Great Import: Culture, Class, and Politics; Chapter 1 by Monica Anke Hahn: "Images of Novelties:" The Adorned Body in John Webber’s A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing ;Chapter 2 by Alice Walkiewicz: The Humor of Circumstance: Caricature and the Foreign Tour of the British Middle Class; Chapter 3 by Chad Airhart: Tours of the Charleston Renaissance and the Visual Construction of Southern Charm: A Comparison of Local versus Visiting Artists; Part II: Travel on a Smaller Scale: Voyages in the Familiar; Chapter 4 by Elsie Heung: Elevated in the City: Ashcan Realism and the Visualization of the "El" Train in New York City, 1900–30; Chapter 5 by Anna Piperato: The Palio of Siena: A Journey through Time; Chapter 6 by Stephen Cartwright: Quantified Drift; Part III: Imaginary Travel and Travel of the Mind; Chapter 7 by Gerald Hess: Itinerant Hadrian and Imperial Patronage Belonging to all the World; Chapter 8 by Liana De Girolami Cheney: Giorgio Vasari's Planetary Ceiling: A Neoplatonic Voyage; Chapter 9 Going back to the Beginning of Things: The Ancient Origins of the Arts of France; Part IV: Trail Blazers: Travel for the Brave; Chapter 10 Zaida Ben–Yusuf Chapter 11 Beyond the European Grand Tour: The Travels and Related Writings of Marguerite Thompson Zorach; Chapter 12 Women in High Places: Georgia O’Keeffe; Conclusion.

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Item Number: 148736
Title: Scotch Baronial : The Architecture of Scotland and Unionist Nationalism
Author: MacKechnie, Aonghus ; Miles Glendinning
Price: $88.00
ISBN: 9781474283472
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 90 b&w illus.

Summary: As the debate about Scottish independence rages on, this book takes a timely look at how Scotland's politics have been expressed in its architecture. It is an aspect of Scottish history that has hitherto been little discussed, and yet the architecture of Scotland – in particular the Scotch Baronial style – has been of great consequence to the ongoing narrative of Scottish national identity. This book fills that gap in scholarship through a politically-framed examination of Scotland's architecture, tracing how it was used to serve successive political agendas within Scotland during the three 'unionist centuries' from the early 17th to the early 20th century. It is a history which encompasses all the principal public architectural works of secular Scottish architecture of the period, from the palaces left behind by the 'lost' monarchy to revivalist castles and the proud town halls of the Victorian age, tracing their wildly fluctuating political and national connotations. It is also a story which reaches beyond Scotland and into a wider, international picture: the Scotch Baronial was the world's first self-consciously nationalist architecture – the harbinger of an international movement of 'national' styles, rejecting classical antiquity for local medieval inspiration. The book ends by bringing the story into the 21st century, relating the paradox of contemporary 'neo-modernist' architecture in today's Scotland, as exemplified in the Holyrood parliament, with the paradoxes embodied in 300 years of the Scotch Baronial style.

Contents: Chapter 1: 1603-1660: Empty royal palaces and castellated court architecture. Chapter 2: 1660-1689: From restitution to rejection of the old order. Chapter 3: 1689-1750: The architecture of dynastic struggle. Chapter 4: 1750-1790: Enlightenment and Romanticism. Chapter 5: 1790-1820: Scotland and England in the Age of Revolutionary War. Chapter 6: 1820-40: Scott, Abbotsford and 'Scotch' Romanticism . Chapter 7: 1840-70: Billings and Bryce: mid-century Baronial . Chapter 8: 1870-1900: Traditionalism. Chapter 9: External reflections: 'national' Scottish architecture and the empire. Chapter 10: 1914 onwards: Scottish architectural identity in the age of Modernism. Conclusion: The architecture of Unionist Nationalism - and its international significance.

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Item Number: 147067
Title: RENE MAGRITTE : The Fifth Season
Author: Haskell, Caitlin (ed)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781942884231
Record created on 10/18/17
Available May 2018
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Description: New York: DAP, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 150pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Summary: René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time. Featuring more than 60 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality, and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art.

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Item Number: 147164
Title: Looking at MANET
Author: Zola, Emile ; Robert Lethbridge (intro)
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9781606065662
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 144pp. illus.

Summary: When Édouard Manet's early paintings were greeted with outrage and derision in the 1860s, Émile Zola sprang to his defense, initiating a friendship that would last until Manet's death in 1881. Then a young journalist with an eye for controversial causes, Zola was also seeking to launch his own literary career, which would eventually secure for him the reputation as the greatest French novelist of the late nineteenth century. Zola quickly became Manet's staunchest champion, defending the painter in a series of impassioned essays and polemics against the aesthetic tyranny of the Paris Salons and the philistinism of the general public. The first of these was an extended study of Manet that, when it appeared in 1867, staked the initial claim for the painter's modernity; it has come to be regarded as one of the seminal writings on nineteenth-century art. Zola then wrote about his experience of posing for the portrait Manet painted of him. Finally, after the painter's early death at the age of 51, Zola's moving summation of his work and legacy appeared in the catalogue of the memorial exhibition. All are reproduced in this volume, along with an informative introduction by the Zola scholar Robert Lethbridge sketching in the broader cultural and political scene of late nineteenth-century France. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 147163
Title: The Life of MICHELANGELO
Author: Vasari, Giorgio ; David Hemsoll (intro)
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9781606065655
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 240pp. illus.

Summary: The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari's monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari's biography of Michelangelo, the longest in his Lives, presents Michelangelo's oeuvre as the culminating achievement of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture. He tells the grand story of the artist's expansive career, profiling his working habits; describing the creation of countless masterpieces, from the David to the Sistine Chapel ceiling; and illuminating his relationships with popes and other illustrious patrons. A lifelong friend, Vasari also quotes generously from the correspondence between the two men; the narrative is further enhanced by an abundance of colorful anecdotes. More than 40 illustrations convey the range and richness of Michelangelo's art. An introduction by the scholar David Hemsoll traces the textual development of Vasari's Lives and situates his biography of Michelangelo in the broader context of Renaissance art history. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 146970
Title: EMIL NOLDE : Colour Is Life
Author: Hartley, Keith (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781911054153
Record created on 10/12/17
Description: Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Emil Nolde covers the complete career of one of the greatest colorists of the twentieth century, from atmospheric paintings of immense landscapes to intensely colored works dating from the Third Reich- Few overviews of Nolde's career in English are currently in print- Accompanies a traveling exhibition of his work at the National Gallery of Ireland and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was one of the greatest colorists of the twentieth century. An artist passionate about his north German home near the Danish border, with its immense skies, flat, windswept landscapes and storm-tossed seas, he was equally fascinated by the demi-monde of Berlin's cafes and cabarets, the busy to and fro of tugboats in the port of Hamburg and the myriad of peoples and places he saw on his trip to the South Seas in 1914. Nolde felt strongly about what he painted, identifying with his subjects in every brushstroke he made, heightening his colors and simplifying his shapes, so that we, the viewers, can also experience his emotional response to the world about him. This book features five essays and over 100 illustrations drawn from the incomparable collection of the Emil Nolde Foundation in Seebull (the artist's former home in north Germany). It covers Nolde's complete career, from his early atmospheric paintings of his homeland right through to the intensely coloured, so-called 'unpainted paintings', works done on small pieces of paper during the Third Reich when Nolde was branded 'degenerate' and forbidden to work as an artist.

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Item Number: 147257
Title: Modernism’s Visible Hand : Architecture and Regulation in America
Author: Osman, Michael
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781517900977
Record created on 11/07/17
Description: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 280pp., 70 b&w illus.

Summary: What is the origin of “room temperature”? When did food become considered fresh or not fresh? Why do we think management makes things more efficient? The answers to these questions share a history with architecture and regulation at the turn of the twentieth century. This pioneering technological and architectural history of environmental control systems during the Gilded Age begins with the premise that regulation—of temperature, the economy, even the freshness of food—can be found in the guts of buildings. From cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories, these infrastructures first organized life in a way we now call “modern.” Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, Michael Osman examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century. He shows how architects appropriated and subsumed the work of engineers as thermostats, air handlers, and refrigeration proliferated. He argues that this change was closely connected to broader cultural and economic trends in management and the regulation of risk. The transformation shaped the evolution of architectural modernism and the development of the building as a machine. Rather than assume the preexisting natural order of things, participants in regulation—including architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, managers, economists, government employees, and domestic reformers—became entangled in managing the errors, crises, and risks stemming from the nation’s unprecedented growth. Modernism’s Visible Hand not only broadens our conception of how industrial capitalism shaped the built environment but is also vital to understanding the role of design in dealing with ecological crises today.

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Item Number: 147258
Title: Modernism’s Visible Hand : Architecture and Regulation in America
Author: Osman, Michael
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781517900984
Record created on 11/07/17
Description: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 280pp., 70 b&w illus.
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Item Number: 148750
Title: The Bedroom : An Intimate History
Author: Perrot, Michelle ; Lauren Elkin (trans)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780300167092
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 384pp.

Summary: The winner of France’s prestigious Prix Femina Essai (2009), this imaginative and captivating book explores the many dimensions of the room in which we spend so much of our lives—the bedroom. Eminent cultural historian Michelle Perrot traces the evolution of the bedroom from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to today, examining its myriad forms and functions, from royal king’s chamber to child’s sleeping quarters to lovers’ trysting place to monk’s cell. The history of women, so eager for a room of their own, and that of prisons, where the principal cause of suffering is the lack of privacy, is interwoven with a reflection on secrecy, walls, the night and its mysteries. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including architectural and design treatises, private journals, novels, memoirs, and correspondences, Perrot’s engaging book follows the many roads that lead to the bedroom—birth, sex, illness, death—in its endeavor to expose the most intimate, nocturnal side of human history.

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Item Number: 147555
Title: ADRIAN PIPER
Author: Yasar, Begum (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9781944379209
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 92pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Marking Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition with acclaimed conceptual artist and philosopher Adrian Piper (born 1948), this focused presentation includes examples from The Mythic Being series (1973–75), It’s Just Art (1980) and Here, an installation work conceived in 2008 and realized for the first time at the gallery. Together, these three bodies of work delve into interrelated themes Piper has explored throughout her career—the intersubjective formation of self, identity, race and gender; racism, sexism, xenophobia and competing conceptions of political responsibility. The book includes an essay by Begum Yasar and Aliza Shvarts, “Alienation, Too, Has Its Uses,” which thinks through Piper’s writings and works to discuss contemporary manifestations of xenophobia and racism. Also included are a biography of the artist and color plates of the works.

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Item Number: 148748
Title: The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece
Author: Plantzos, Dimitris
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 9781948488051
Record created on 04/24/18
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Description: Atlanta: Lockwood Press, Kapon Press (Athens), 2018. 28cm., pbk., 360pp. illus., most in color.

Summary: This innovative, fresh look on Greek painting combines a standard, comprehensive survey of the material record – wall-paintings, painted panels, or slabs – with an in-depth exploration of the ways in which the Greeks themselves appreciated this demanding art. The book dwells on techniques, styles, themes, and masters, as well as their admirers, clients, and critics. At the same time, the author discusses recent breakthroughs in archaeology, cultural studies, and art history in order to offer a well-rounded picture of a unique phenomenon in Greek culture, a celebrated art that enjoyed a long afterlife. In this respect, this book is unique in its kind as it reflects new, multidisciplinary scholarly approaches to the material record which it combines with a more traditional, art-historical exploration. Drawing on a wide range of ancient authorities – from Plato and Xenophon to Cicero, Pliny, Lucian, and Philostratus – the author discusses the surviving works within their chronological framework and under the light of recent discoveries. After a wide-ranging discussion of painting in Bronze-Age Greece (Cyclades, Crete, Santorini, Mycenaean Greece), the book establishes a highly readable narrative of all technical, stylistic, iconographical and aesthetic developments through the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic period, before it culminates with the study of Graeco-Roman painting in the 2nd-3rd c. AD. The study thus covers all significant milestones in the development of Greek painting from the prehistoric through to the Roman era, as well as most surviving works (including many lesser known or recently discovered ones); it also pays tribute to the oeuvre and individual contributions of most great masters of antiquity. The book’s introduction offers a thorough account of the techniques and materials employed in ancient painting, alongside contemporary technical, scientific, and theoretical approaches to its study. The text is fully illustrated in color, and accompanied by an extensive bibliography and index. (co-publication with Kapon Press Athens, ISBN 9786185209209.)

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Item Number: 148730
Title: PONTORMO Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting
Author: Edelstein, Bruce ; Davide Gasparotto
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781606065891
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp. illus. Exhibition held at Galleria degli Uffizi Florence (then to the Morgan Library & Museum, New York).

Summary: This catalogue brings together a small but important group of preparatory drawings and finished paintings that center on Pontormo's great masterpiece, The Visitation, one of the most moving and mesmerizing works by the artist. The Visitation represents the intense moment of encounter between the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, who reveal to each other that both are pregnant. The painting is presented--for the first time--along with its highly finished preparatory drawing, which is squared for transfer to the larger surface of the panel. The combination of rigorous research and gorgeous reproductions reveals the painter's creative process as never before. Other acclaimed paintings, including Portrait of a Halberdier and Portrait of Carlo Neroni, will also be shown alongside their preparatory drawings. Readers will encounter Pontormo both as a religious painter and a painter of portraits, in this original and nuanced account of the celebrated artist.

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Item Number: 147566
Title: Victorian Giants : The Birth of Art Photography
Author: Prodger, Phillip
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781855147065
Record created on 12/11/17
Description: London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 240pp., ca. 190 images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The idea of ‘art photography’ is nearly as old as photography itself, for in the 1850s photographers began to claim fine-art status for their work. Debates about photography and its role raged internationally, but it was in England, through the work of Oscar Rejlander, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll and Clementina Hawarden in particular, that the new art form found its fullest expression. These four artists – a Swedish émigré with a mysterious past, a middle-aged Ceylonese expatriate, an Oxford academic and writer of fantasy literature, and a Scottish countess – formed the most unlikely of schools. Both Carroll and Cameron studied under Rejlander briefly, and maintained a lasting association based around intersecting approaches to portraiture and narrative. Influenced by historical painting and working in close association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, they formed a bridge between the art of the past and the art of the future, standing as true giants in Victorian photography. Separately, Rejlander, Cameron, Carroll and Hawarden produced some of the most spectacular images in history. Although each developed their own distinctive style, even now their works are occasionally mistaken as they knew and photographed many of the same people, were attracted to similar themes and adopted many of the same compositional strategies. The pictures they made are among the most beautiful, provocative and inviting of their time, but more importantly they mark the birth of an idea that we now recognise as among the greatest and most enduring of nineteenth-century visual culture. Divided into three main sections, Victorian Giants brings together many of these works for the first time, drawing heavily from the National Portrait Gallery Collection. The selection will be enriched with key works from other collections from around the globe.

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Item Number: 148731
Title: LARRY RACIOPPO : Brooklyn Before : Photographs, 1971–1983
Author: Robbins, Tom ; Julia van Haaften
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9781501725876
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Ithaca: Three Hills, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., 126 images.

Summary: Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite with roots three generations deep, recorded Brooklyn on the cusp of being the trendy borough we know today. In Brooklyn Before Racioppo lets us see the vitality of his native Brooklyn, stretching from historic Park Slope to the beginnings of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. His black and white photographs pull us deep into the community, stretching our memories back more than forty years and teasing out the long-lost recollections of life on the streets and in apartment homes. Racioppo has the fascinating ability to tell a story in one photograph and, because of his native bona fides, he depicts an intriguing set of true Brooklyn stories from the inside, in ways that an outsider simply cannot. On the pages of, Brooklyn Before the intimacy and roughness of life in a working-class community of Irish American, Italian American, and Puerto Rican families is shown with honesty and insight. Racioppo’s 128 photographs are paired with essays from journalist Tom Robbins and art critic and curator Julia Van Haaften. Taken together, the images and words of Brooklyn Before return us to pre-gentrification Brooklyn and immerse us in a community defined by work, family, and ethnic ties.

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Item Number: 147159
Title: The Life of RAPHAEL
Author: Vasari, Giorgio ; Jill Burke (intro)
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065631
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: Giorgio Vasari, Florentine painter and architect, friend of Michelangelo and intimate of the Medici, is best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and in an enlarged edition in 1568. With more than two hundred biographies, it has for centuries been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. It is to Vasari that we owe much of our knowledge of Raphael (1483-1520), who in his day was considered perhaps the greatest painter of all time. Rich in colorful anecdotes, The Life of Raphael is important for its sustained attention to the range of Raphael's art, whose chronology and development Vasari describes in detail, together with the painter's ample love life and spectacular social career. It also pays attention, unprecedented for its time, to theoretical issues. This edition, introduced by the scholar Jill Burke, includes 18 color illustrations covering the full span of Raphael's oeuvre. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 148066
Title: Of Earth and Heaven: Art from the Middle Ages
Author: Reeves, Matthew
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780955339394
Record created on 02/08/18
Description: London: Holberton, in association with Sam Fogg, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 128pp. illus. Exhibition held at Luhring Augustine, New York.

Summary: This catalogue accompanies the exhibition held at Luhring Augustine Chelsea, which highlights Europe’s artistic flowering between the 12th and 16th centuries, bringing together many of the finest masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance art still in private hands. The centerpiece of the exhibition are three monumental sections of carved stonework from the south transept window of Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. The window was designed by Thomas Mapilton (d. 1438), a master mason who worked on Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London prior to his appointment at Canterbury. The window, made from limestone specially quarried at Caen in Normandy, France in 1428, was one of the most ambitious projects of English Gothic architecture, filling almost the entire height and width of the cathedral’s vast south transept. The exhibition also features a carefully selected group of paintings, sculptures, and goldsmith’s work. Highlights include an extraordinary stained-glass window depicting the Creation of the World and the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, painted in 1533 by the celebrated Renaissance glass-painter Valentin Bousch. Among the small-scale treasury objects presented is a precious 13th-century Limoges reliquary chasse, outstanding in its nearly pristine gilded decoration.

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Item Number: 148732
Title: Photographic Literacy : Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors
Author: Reischl, Katherine M. H
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9781501724367
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 20 color, 78 b&w illus.

Summary: Photography, introduced to Russia in 1839, was nothing short of a sensation. Its rapid proliferation challenged the other arts, including painting and literature, as well as the very integrity of the self. If Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky greeted the camera with skepticism in the nineteenth century, numerous twentieth-century authors welcomed it with a warm embrace. As Katherine M. H. Reischl shows in Photographic Literacy, authors as varied as Leonid Andreev, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn picked up the camera and reshaped not only their writing practices but also the sphere of literacy itself. For these authors, a single photograph or a photograph as illustration is never an endpoint; their authorial practices continually transform and animate the frozen moment. But just as authors used images to shape the reception of their work and selves, Russian photographers — including Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky and Alexander Rodchenko — used text to shape the reception of their visual work. From the diary to print, the literary word imbues that photographic moment with a personal life story, and frames and reframes it in the writing of history. In this primer on photographic literacy, Reischl argues for the central place that photography has played in the formation of the Russian literary imagination over the course of roughly seventy years. From image to text and back again, she traces the visual consciousness of modern Russian literature as captured through the lens of the Russian author-photographer.

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Item Number: 147160
Title: Lives of REMBRANDT
Author: Ford, Charles (intro) ; Joachim von Sandrart ; Filippo Baldinucci ; Arnold Houbraken
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065624
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: The prodigious talent of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (ca. 1606-1669), along with his disregard for many of the artistic conventions of his day, astonished, delighted, and dismayed his contemporaries. The full gamut of their reactions is revealed in these three biographies, which were first published in the decades following Rembrandt's death and appear here in English for the first time in their entirety. These extraordinary documents, by German, Italian, and Dutch authors schooled in the conventions of neoclassicism, provide richly varied accounts of Rembrandt's impact on the art world of his time. While the authors for the most part acknowledge his brilliance, sometimes grudgingly, they are wary of Rembrandt's reliance on personal talent rather than on the rules of art. So, too, are they annoyed at his skill in manipulating the art market. Filled with colorful and amusing anecdotes, these critiques, handsomely complemented here with vivid illustrations, bring into sharper focus the originality and psychological acuity that remain Rembrandt's trademark to this day. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 146446
Title: 1800-1900
Author: Reynaerts, Jenny (ed)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462084001
Record created on 08/11/17
Description: Rotterdam-Amsterdam: Nai010 Publishers, Rijksmuseum, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 292pp. illus., most in color. English text.

Summary: A splendid publication about the 100 finest and most important objects included in the 1800-1900 art and historical collection of the Rijksmuseum. From Jan Willem Pieneman’s huge painting 'The Battle of Waterloo' to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait: from the piano once owned by Louis Napoleon to the most beautiful art nouveau vases: from the most famous The Hague School and Breitner paintings to the exuberant applied art once displayed at world exhibitions. Each of the 100 objects is accompanied by a detailed explanation of its origin, history, and function. (Rijksmuseum Collection Book)

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Item Number: 147161
Title: AUGUSTE RODIN
Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria ; Alexandria Parigoris (intro)
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9781606065617
Record created on 10/29/17
Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. 15cm., pbk., 112pp. illus.

Summary: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) had been widely known for decades when the young Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke traveled to Paris to interview him for an essay to be published in a German art book series. Intensely sensitive to art, and in particular to the irreducible power of objects, Rilke responded to Rodin's work in prose of great lyricism and clarity. His essay, a sustained and deeply personal meditation on Rodin's sculpture, was published in 1903. Loosely structured around a chronology of Rodin's life, it serves as an engaging introduction to both the sculpture of Rodin and the maturing sensibility of its author. Rilke stayed on to work as Rodin's secretary, in one of the most intriguing apprenticeships in the annals of twentieth-century culture; the second volume of his breakthrough collection New Poems (1908) would be dedicated to the sculptor who so deeply influenced it. The Rodin essay, meanwhile, was met with great acclaim in Germany, selling tens of thousands of copies during the poet's lifetime. It is published here in the original English translation of 1919 by an American poet and artist, Jessie Lemont, and her husband, Hans Trausil, both of whom knew Rilke and Rodin well. An introduction by the scholar Alexandria Parigoris situates the essay in the context of both men's work and assesses its enduring value today. (Lives of the Artists)

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Item Number: 148733
Title: 14/18 - Rupture or Continuity : Belgian Art around World War I
Author: Rossi-Schrimpf, Inga ; Laura Kollwelter (eds)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9789462701366
Record created on 04/23/18
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Description: Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2018. 23cm., pbk., 300pp., 33 color, 30 b&w illus.

Summary: World War I had a major effect on Belgian visual arts. German occupation, the horror at the battlefield and the experience of exile, led to multiple narratives and artistic expressions by Belgian artists during and after the war. Belgian interbellum art is extremely vibrant and diverse. 14/18 – Rupture or Continuity takes a look at Belgian artistic life in the years around the First World War and how it was affected by this event. The Great War was a catalyst of artistic oppositions, leading on the one hand to a Belgian avant-garde that explored new forms and styles, while continuing to uphold a more traditional and established art on the other. Whereas the war experience consolidated an already present style for some artists, for others it constituted a revolution leading to new artistic adventures. The collection of essays in the present book highlights these contrasting facets of Belgian art in its rich historical context during the early 20th century.

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