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New titles week of 06/18/18: Found 97 titles
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Item Number: 149142
Title: TERRY ADKINS The Smooth, the Cut, and the Assembled
Author: Gaines, Charles ; Michael Brenson
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781944379216
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: Levy Gorvy, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 96pp., 47 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: The work of American sculptor and musician Terry Adkins (1953–2014) often started with a theme or idea, illuminated by sculptural components that sometimes housed a performative element. The performative and sculptural aspects of his practice evolved in tandem, and utilized materials that had likely served another purpose, be they instruments, materials from his printmaking experiences or locally sourced items. This catalog accompanies Lévy Gorvy's first solo exhibition of Adkins' works, exploring the materiality of his sculptures. The exhibition was curated by Charles Gaines, a celebrated artist and longtime friend and collaborator of Adkins', who contributes an essay to this publication that explores the experience of viewing Adkins' sculptures. Also included are an essay by Michael Brenson and newly commissioned poetry by Robin Coste Lewis.

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Item Number: 149153
Title: JOHN AKOMFRAH
Author: Carrion-Murayari, Gary (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780915557189
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 27 x 24cm., pbk., 128pp., 89 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This catalog is the first monographic publication to survey the work of London-based artist John Akomfrah (born 1957) and accompanies his upcoming New Museum exhibition. Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah's moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora. Zoe Whitley and Aram Moshayedi survey Akomfrah's early work as part of Black Audio Film Collective. Tina Campt explores the sonic resonances of Akomfrah's installation The Unfinished Conversation (2012), which focuses on the life of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Diana Nawi examines the recent work Transfigured Night (2013/2018), considering how Akomfrah continues to find new languages for film, representation and narrative. T.J. Demos and Okwui Enwezor look at Vertigo Sea (2015), Akomfrah's monumental work exploring the concept of the black Atlantic, using the work to articulate the visual and philosophical underpinnings of Akomfrah's work across his career.

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Item Number: 149191
Title: DAVID KIMBALL ANDERSON : Works 1969-2017
Author: Wilson-Powell, MaLin
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781942185536
Record created on 06/20/18
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Description: Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 164pp., 73 color illus.

Summary: Spanning nearly four decades of work by Santa Cruz–based sculptor David Kimball Anderson (born 1946), this monograph presents a chronology of Anderson’s works, which balance the industrial and the delicate through such materials as steel, fiberglass and wood.

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Item Number: 149165
Title: RINA BANERJEE : Make Me a Summary of the World
Author: Throckmorton, Jodi (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780943836447
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 160pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Amid a turn toward nativist politics in the United States, the work of Indian-born, New York–based artist Rina Banerjee (born 1963) seems particularly relevant, reflecting as it does the splintered experience of identity, tradition and culture prevalent in diasporic communities. Banerjee's fanciful sculptures are made from materials sourced throughout the world—in a single work one can find African tribal jewelry, feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass and South Asian antiques. Make Me a Summary of the World, the first in-depth examination of the artist's work, uses a selection of Banerjee's large-scale installations along with her sculptures and paintings to consider the artist's place in both American and global frameworks.

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

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

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Item Number: 149162
Title: KATHERINE BERNHARDT : Houses
Author: Sokol, David
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781942607885
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: New York: Karma, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 172pp., 24 color, 100 b&w illus.

Summary: This book collects drawings, supplemented by her own photographs, by artist Katherine Bernhardt (born 1975), of midcentury modern houses in the Hamptons, Fire Island and Martha's Vineyard. Bernhardt spent the summer of 2017 living at Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton. She and her son embarked on bike rides around the area, and Bernhardt became fascinated by, as she writes, "huge and small wonderful wood and glass masterpieces, some with crazy window shapes, some A-frames, some with concrete, all interesting designs ... I started making fast black ink sumi-e-like drawings of the houses, breaking down the houses to their basic forms of line." Featuring an introductory text by the artist and a historical overview by David Sokol of architecture in the Hamptons, Katherine Bernhardt: Houses offers a unique, personal account of the forms and structures of modernist vacation homes.

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Item Number: 149041
Title: Medieval Europe in Motion : The Circulation of Artists, Images, Patterns and Ideas from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Coast (6th-15th centuries)
Author: Bilotta, Maria Alessandra (ed)
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 9788864851068
Record created on 05/30/18
Description: Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 441pp. illus.

Summary: Notions of movement and mobility are central to understanding many aspects of medieval society. Essentially, movement involves connections across time, objects, people, and space. The essays in this volume investigate how the circulation, motion, and mobility of people, patterns, and ideas influenced artistic creation between the 6th and 15th centuries – from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast. Scholarship in the volume manifests the international scope of current research on artistic and cultural circulation and mobility in the European Middle Ages. In it, readers are presented with a detailed image illustrating the effects of social and cultural exchange and mobility on artistic creation. As a whole, the collection aims at developing critical and constructive interdisciplinary revision of these matters. New and exciting questions are also raised for future discussion. Works from scholars specializing in history, history of art, palaeography, codicology, literature, and the history of ideas are bound in a single volume.

Contents: Aires A. Nascimento, O livro (ir)radiante, construtor da Europa - ler para dilatar os horizontes ; Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues, Royal Marriages and the Circulation of People, Objects and Ideas in Medieval Europe ; Graca Videira Lopes, A literatura em viagem - notas sobre a circulacao das vozes e dos textos trovadorescos na Europa medieval ; María Victoria Herraez Ortega, The Court Ladies' Role in the Transmission of Artistic Models. Some Cases in the Kingdom of Leon in the 12th Century ; Luís Correia de Sousa, A Bíblia do abade - o manuscrito 455 do fundo alcobacense da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal ; Marco Cursi et al, Petrarca e i suoi copisti ; Delmira Espada Custodio, Book of Hours ascribed to Queen Eleanor of Portugal- Iconographic Reading of the Edges and their Relationship with the Donor ; Jean-Marie Guillouet, Benoit van den Bossche, Jacques Dubois, Circulations versus transferts artistiques dans l'Europe gothique - éléments d'un bilan ; Jorge Rodrigues, Os artistas e os estaleiros de obra na Idade Média- - o caso do Românico em Portugal ; Luís Urbano Afonso, Os marfins afro-portugueses e a circulacao de gravuras e incunábulos tardo-medievais de origem francesa na Serra Leoa ; Catarina Fernandes Barreira, Um missal alcobacense dos inícios do séc.. XIV (Alc.. 26) ; Ana Lemos, Un nouveau regard sur le livre d'heures de Duarte - l'in?uence de l'enluminure parisienne et le rôle de ce manuscrit dans la dissémination de modèles ; Pedro Flor, A chegada de artistas estrangeiros a Portugal nos séculos XV e XVI - um exemplo de transferências culturais na Europa medieval ; Carla Varela Fernandes, O caso da escultura portuguesa dos finais do século XII aos meados do século XIV.. Alguns exemplos ; Paulo Almeida Fernandes, Artistas estrangeiros na arquitectura românica portuguesa.. Os construtores.. Uma primeira abordagem ; Gerardo Boto Varela, Causes and Driving Forces of Artistic and Cultural Movement in the Middle Ages ; Covadonga Valdaliso, El movimiento implícito en lo estático - códices medievales e imágenes dinámicas ; Christian Heck, La vie des motifs, des thèmes, des types - le principe des affinités et la question du modèle en iconographie ; Isabel Escandell Proust, La recepción y adopción de modelos pictóricos en las Biblias catalanas del siglo XIII ; Ludovico V. Geymonat, Taccuini e disegni di viaggio nel XIII secolo ; Chiara Ruzzier, Les manuscrits de la Bible au XIIIe siècle - quelques aspects de la réception du modèle parisien dans l'Europe méridionale ; Esther Lozamo Lopez, Joining Stories by Composing Programmes - Models and Sculptural Creation in Late Spanish Romanesque Apses ; Maria Alessandra Bilotta, Nuovi elementi per la storia della produzione e della circolazione dei manoscritti giuridici miniati nel Midi della Francia tra XIII e XIV secolo- alcuni frammenti e manoscritti ritrovati ; Xavier Barral i Altet, Conclusions ; Abstracts. (OSMLab. Laboratorio di Idee, 2)

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Item Number: 149161
Title: MICHAËL BORREMANS : Fire from the Sun
Author: Bracewell, Michael
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781941701836
Record created on 06/19/18
Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 80pp., 41 color illus.

Summary: The first in a series of small-format publications devoted to single bodies of work, Fire from the Sun highlights Michaël Borremans' (born 1963) new paintings, which feature toddlers engaged in playful but mysterious acts with sinister overtones and insinuations of violence. Borremans' depiction of the uncanny and the bizarre often surprises sometimes disturbs the viewer. In this series, children are presented alone and in groups against a studio-like backdrop that negates time and space while underlining the theatrical atmosphere and artifice that exists throughout Borremans' recent work. Reminiscent of cherubs in Renaissance paintings, the toddlers appear as allegories of the human condition, their archetypal innocence contrasted with their suggested deviousness. In his accompanying essay, critic and curator Michael Bracewell takes an in-depth look into specific paintings.

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Item Number: 149167
Title: (BRILL) Bob and Roberta Smith: The Secret to a Good Life
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Price: $27.95
ISBN: 9781910350836
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 80pp. illus.

Summary: When Bob and Roberta Smith, pseudonym of British artist Patrick Brill, was elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013, he had a more complex relationship with the institution than most. He remembered well the feeling of suspense as his parents, both artists, waited to find out if their submissions had been accepted for the annual Summer Exhibition. In The Secret to a Good Life, Bob and Roberta Smith introduces his mother, Deirdre Borlase, and her encounters with the often sexist and classist art establishment of postwar Britain. Her story has led her son to ruminate on the challenge art can pose to authority, as well as to reminisce on his experience of growing up in a household with two painters for parents. In the colorful signwriting style for which he is best known, Bob and Roberta Smith tells a poignant, witty family story and answers the question: What is the secret to a good life?.

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

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

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Item Number: 149186
Title: The Commerce of Vision : Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America
Author: Brownlee, Peter John
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780812250428
Record created on 06/20/18
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Description: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 288pp., 93 illus.

Summary: When Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1837 that "Our Age is Ocular," he offered a succinct assessment of antebellum America's cultural, commercial, and physiological preoccupation with sight. In the early nineteenth century, the American city's visual culture was manifest in pamphlets, newspapers, painting exhibitions, and spectacular entertainments; businesses promoted their wares to consumers on the move with broadsides, posters, and signboards; and advances in ophthalmological sciences linked the mechanics of vision to the physiological functions of the human body. Within this crowded visual field, sight circulated as a metaphor, as a physiological process, and as a commercial commodity. Out of the intersection of these various discourses and practices emerged an entirely new understanding of vision. The Commerce of Vision integrates cultural history, art history, and material culture studies to explore how vision was understood and experienced in the first half of the nineteenth century. Peter John Brownlee examines a wide selection of objects and practices that demonstrate the contemporary preoccupation with ocular culture and accurate vision: from the birth of ophthalmic surgery to the business of opticians, from the typography used by urban sign painters and job printers to the explosion of daguerreotypes and other visual forms, and from the novels of Edgar Allen Poe and Herman Melville to the genre paintings of Richard Caton Woodville and Francis Edmonds. In response to this expanding visual culture, antebellum Americans cultivated new perceptual practices, habits, and aptitudes. At the same time, however, new visual experiences became quickly integrated with the machinery of commodity production and highlighted the physical shortcomings of sight, as well as nascent ethical shortcomings of a surface-based culture. Through its theoretically acute and extensively researched analysis, The Commerce of Vision synthesizes the broad culturing of vision in antebellum America. (Early American Studies)

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Item Number: 146943
Title: Truth and Beauty : The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters
Author: Buron, Melissa E
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783791357287
Record created on 10/11/17
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, Delmonico Books, in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 256pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre-Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors--as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as "medievalized" ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the Pre-Raphaelites' aesthetic vocabulary and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration.

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Item Number: 149152
Title: ASLI CAVUSOGLU
Author: Bell, Natalie (ed)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 9780985448585
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: New York: New Museum, 2018. 26 x 23cm., pbk., 128pp., 88 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Accompanying her forthcoming New Museum solo exhibition, this book surveys the recent work of Turkish artist Asli Cavusoglu (born 1982), who works in media, including artists books, videos, photography and installations pursuing a commitment to exposing the untold histories and politics contained in objects, images and materials. Writer and curator Amy Zion contributes a monographic essay examining the prevailing concerns of Cavusoglu's practice, and artist Mariana Castillo-Deball reflects on shared interests in the social and political histories of pigment and the fields of archeology and science. Natalie Bell, Associate Curator at the New Museum, contributes an interview with the artist that explores her background and probes the philosophical and conceptual threads that run through her works.

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Item Number: 149173
Title: MATHEW CERLETTY : Shelf Life
Author: Rudick, Nicole
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781942607892
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: New York: Karms, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 232pp., 160 color illus.

Summary: Shelf Life provides the first comprehensive look at the paintings, drawings and notes of Brooklyn-based artist Mathew Cerletty (born 1980). His surrealistic works torque the recognition of common objects such as Diet Coke logos, fish, foliage and planets.

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Item Number: 143267
Title: Local antiquities, local identities : Art, literature and antiquarianism in early modern Europe
Author: Christian, Kathleen ; Bianca de Divitiis, (eds)
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 9781526117045
Record created on 10/09/16
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Description: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 368pp. illus. Conference papers.

Summary: This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era, c. 1400-1700. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform 'Renaissance'. Contributors take a novel approach to the revival of the antique in different parts of Italy, as well as examining other, less widely studied antiquarian traditions in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland. They consider how real or fictive ruins, inscriptions and literary works were used to demonstrate a particular idea of local origins, to rewrite history or to vaunt civic pride. In doing so, they tackle such varied subjects as municipal antiquities collections in Southern Italy and France, the antiquarian response to the pagan, Christian and Islamic past on the Iberian Peninsula, and Netherlandish interest in megalithic ruins thought to be traces of a prehistoric race of Giants.

Contents: 1. A local Renaissance - Florentine Quattrocento palaces and all'antica styles - Richard Schofield. 2. The arch of Trajan in Ancona and civic identity in the Italian Quattrocento from Ciriaco d'Ancona to the death of Matthias Corvinus - Francesco Benelli. 3. Roma caput mundi - Rome's local antiquities as symbol and source - Kathleen Christian. 4. A local sense of the past - spolia, re-use and all'antica building in southern Italy (1400-1600) - Bianca de Divitiis. 5. The Gaulish past of Milan and the French invasion of Italy - Oren Margolis. 6. Reusing and redisplaying antiquities in early modern France - William Stenhouse. 7. Local antiquities in Spain - from Tarragona to Córdoba - Fernando Marías. 8. Local antiquaries and the expansive sense of the past - a case study from Counter-Reformation Spain -Katrina B. Olds. 9. Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas and the paradoxes of expansion - João R. Figueiredo. 10. Semini and his progeny - the construction of Antwerp's antique past - Edward H. Wouk. 11. Resurrecting Belgica romana - Peter Ernst von Mansfeld's garden of antiquities in Clausen, Luxemburg (1563-90) - Krista De Jonge. 12. On Romans, Batavians and giants - the quest for the true origin of architecture in the Dutch Republic - Konrad Ottenheym. 13. The role of ancient remains in the Sarmatian culture of early modern Poland - Barbara Arciszewska . 14. Inventing England - English identity and the Scottish 'other', 1586-1625 - Jenna M. Schultz.

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Item Number: 149136
Title: A Companion to the City of Rome
Author: Claridge, Amanda ; Claire Holleran (eds)
Price: $199.95
ISBN: 9781405198196
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 656pp. illus.

Contents: 1. Source Material - I. Archaeological Sources, Maria Kneafsey - II. Written Sources, Richard Flower - III. The Marble Plans, Pier Luigi Tucci - IV. The Epigraphic Record, Boris Rankov - V. Coins, Andrew Burnett. 2. Historical Overview - From City/State to Christian Center, Christopher Smith. 3. A City of Stories, T.P. Wiseman. 4. Defining the City - The Boundaries of Rome, Penelope J. Goodman. 5. The Development of the City - An Archaeological Perspective, I.From its Origins to the Second Century bce, Amanda Claridge. II. From 100 bce to ce 600, Amanda Claridge. 6. The Population, Elio Lo Cascio. 7. Social Structure and the plebs Romana, David Noy. 8. The Army in Imperial Rome, Jon Coulston. 9. Rivers, Roads, Harbors, and Wharves, Candace Rice. 10. Feeding Rome - The Grain Supply, Giovanni Geraci. 11. Water Supply and Sewers, Harry B. Evans. 12. Streets and Street Life, J. Bert Lott. 13. Urban Administration in Rome, John R. Patterson. 14. Housing - I. The Development and Role of the Roman Aristocratic Domus, Hannah Platts. II. Insulae, Janet DeLaine. 15. The Imperial Thermae, Janet DeLaine. 16. Libraries and Literary Culture in Rome, Matthew Nicholls. 17. Hazards of Life in Ancient Rome - Floods, Fires, Famines, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers, Gregory S. Aldrete. 18. Funerary Practice in the City of Rome, Valerie M. Hope. 19. Roman Cemeteries and Tombs, Barbara E. Borg. 20. The Labor Market, Laurens E. Tacoma. 21. Production in Rome, Dennis Kehoe. 22. The Retail Trade, Claire Holleran. 23. The Construction Industry, Janet DeLaine. 24. Temples, Colleges, and Priesthoods, Jörg Rüpke. 25. Entertainment, David Potter. 26. Law and Lawcourts, Leanne Bablitz. 27. The Roman Church, John Curran. 28. Political Space, Elizabeth H. Pearson. 29. The Triumphal Procession, Geoffrey S. Sumi. 30. Urban Commemoration - The Pompa Triumphalis in Rome, Diane Favro. 31. Written Rome - Ancient Literary Responses, Diana Spencer. 32. The Renaissance - The "Discovery" of Ancient Rome, Brian A. Curran. 33. Napoleonic Rome and "Roma Capitale", Pier Luigi Tucci. 34. Mussolini and Rome, Borden Painter. 35. The City of Ancient Rome on Screen, Monica S. Cyrino. (Blackwell Companions to Art History, 101)

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Item Number: 149169
Title: DAN COLEN : Sweet Liberty : Newport Street Gallery Installation
Author: Hirst, Damien ; Annie Godrey Larmon
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781906967871
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: London: Other Criteria, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 176pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: American artist Dan Colen (1979) emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Drawing on graffiti and vernacular culture as artistic influences in his paintings and installations, and living legendarily hard, Colen was described by The Guardian as the "bad boy of post-pop New York." Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, Colen's art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art. Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty, published to accompany Colen's solo exhibition at Newport Street Gallery in London, spans 15 years of the artist's career, including new works, and includes large-scale installation images of the exhibition. The book features a foreword by Damien Hirst and an essay by curator Annie Godfrey Larmon.

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Item Number: 149185
Title: Classic Beauties | Artists, Italy, and the esthetic ideals of the 18th century
Author: Coppens, Thera ; Arnon Grunberg (et al)
Price: $47.50
ISBN: 9789078653745
Record created on 06/20/18
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Description: Zwolle: W Books, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 224pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Hermitage, Amsterdam. English text.

Summary: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Europe was enthralled by the archaeological excavations then taking place in Italy. Artists and young aristocrats from across the continent travelled there to see the country’s classical Roman and trendsetting contemporary art for themselves. The ‘Grand Tour’ often lasted many months. Among those who made it were Goethe and the ‘Count and Countess of the North’ (the later Russian Tsar Paul I and his wife). In Rome, they met renowned artists like Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert, Angelica Kauffmann and – most famous of all – Antonio Canova. In short, all the great names of eighteenth-century Neoclassicism. Classic Beauties allows readers to share the adventures of the ‘Grand Tourists’ and meet the leading Neoclassical artists of the day. Their accounts and the book’s many illustrations, both of works of art and of contemporary tourist attractions, paint a vivid picture of a period in which the quest for classical beauty and the ideal nude was at the forefront of people’s minds.

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Item Number: 148021
Title: JEAN II COTELLE (1646-1708)
Author: Sarazin, Beatrice (ed)
Price: $67.50
ISBN: 9782359062366
Record created on 01/31/18
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Description: Paris: Lienart, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 240pp., 200 illus., most in color. Published on occasion of the exhibition Jean Cotelle. Les bosquets et la fable au temps de Louis XIV, 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: 149141
Title: L'Informale Europa, 1940-1951 : Origini e primi svolgimenti
Author: Crispolti, Enrico
Price: $185.00
ISBN: 9788865573334
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Description: Roma: De Luca, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 640pp., 14 color, 500 b&w illus.

Summary: Nei decenni centrali del XX secolo un articolato movimento artistico radicalmente innovativo, riconosciuto complessivamente come l’Informale, di qua come di là dell’Atlantico, in una gamma linguistica assai svariata, ha prodotto un fondamentale mutamento di prospettive nella consistenza dell’operare artistico. Dalla tradizionale, umanistica, dimensione di elaborazione e configurazione mentale, di riscontro ideale, esattamente riportandolo infatti entro una invece totale contingenza realizzativa fisica, esistenziale, processualmente significante decisiva. Riportando insomma la consistenza dell’opera d’arte da una sfera ideale a una risolutiva realtà operativa materiale, immersa in un “qui e ora” fattuale, azzerando nessi di memoria di passato altrettanto che dinamiche prospettive di futuro (motrici essenziali invece delle avanguardie artistiche “moderne” nel primo XX secolo); subentrandovi una consapevolezza “postmoderna” invece di sostanziale totalizzante contingenza. E ciò ha aperto al fare artistico prospettive espressive nuove, di immediatezza fisica, a tutt’oggi determinanti; in modi diversi intimamente infatti connettendo questo a una dimensione operativa tutta esistenziale e pragmatica. Entro una collana appositamente dedicata a “storia e poetica” de’ L’Informale, uno studioso di lungo corso dell’arte del nostro tempo quale Enrico Crispolti, tesaurizzando un’esperienza di oltre mezzo secolo d’attività, in L’Informale. Europa 1940-1951 Origini e primi svolgimenti, in una prospettiva storiografica decisamente “orizzontale”, ha ricostruito il divenire della ricerca plastico-visiva “informale” fra situazioni in Francia e in Italia, come in Inghilterra, Germania, Paesi Bassi e Scandinavia, Spagna, Svizzera, e nell’area europea orientale. Componenti fondamentali concorrenti all’affermazione complessiva di una “poetica informale” dominante nei centrali decenni del XX secolo (altrettanto che avvenuto parallelamente nelle Americhe, come documentato in un ulteriore specifico imminente volume). Dopo una riflessione, anche terminologica, fra le diverse componenti concorrenti (“abstraction-lyrique”, ‘art autre”, ”tachisme”, “art brut”, “gesto”, “nuclearismo”, “spazialismo”, ecc.), vi è analiticamente ricostruito il succedersi di iniziative propositive europee fra inizio anni Quaranta e inizio Cinquanta. A cominciare appunto dalla situazione parigina, in particolare di Fautrier, Dubuffet, Wols, Bryen, Michaux, Giacometti, Bram Van Velde, Richier, Mathieu, De Staël, fra iconismo materico e lirismo gestuale non-figurativo, fino alla sintesi di mozioni europee e nordamericane operata da Michel Tapié, in Véhémences Confrontées. Quindi la vicenda italiana, fra ricerche di Fontana e dei giovani “spaziali”, di Dova e dei “nucleari” attorno a Baj, e di Burri e Mannucci, di Cagli, Capogrossi, Morlotti, Fieschi, Spazzapan. Quella inglese, fra Sutherland, Bacon, Paolozzi, Davie, la presenza di Moore e di Schwitters. E tedesca, fra Baumeister, Buchheister, Hartung, Götz, Winter e Bissier. Nei Paesi Bassi e in Scandinavia le esperienze dei gruppi Høst, danese, Surréalisme-Révolutionnaire, belga, Reflex, olandese, confluiti in Cobra: fra Jorn, Appel, Alechinsky. La situazione spagnola, fra Escuela de Altamíra (Goeritz), Dau al Set (Tapies e Tharraths), Millares e El Grupo de las Canarias, e la presenza di Miró. E quella svizzera, fra Soutter e Kemeny, e nell’Europa Orientale, fra Trost, Janoušek, Istler e il gruppo Ra, Sklenar e Medek, Strzeminski e Brzozowski, e Gaïtis.

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Item Number: 149163
Title: CYNTHIA DAIGNAULT : Light Atlas
Author: Campany David (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781941366189
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Description: New York: Gregory R. Miller, 2018. 28 x 24cm., hardcover, 216pp., 360 color illus. Exhibition held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American , Bentonville.

Summary: In 2014, American painter Cynthia Daignault (born 1978) traveled around the entire outside border of the USA, stopping roughly every 25 miles to paint the view before her. The resulting monumental work, Light Atlas, is a grand portrait of America in 360 canvases that reveal slow shifts in hue, atmosphere, depth, industry and economy. This catalog reproduces every painting of Light Atlas at 1:1 scale, in a filmic retelling of her journey and of the country she circled. Daignault weaves a dense narrative, intercutting parallel stories of the journey, the creation of the work and the grander fiction of America itself. New essays were commissioned for the book by celebrated historians and writers Alexander Nemerov and David Campany, approaching the piece both in its relationship to the history of painting and photography.

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Item Number: 149172
Title: Outrageous Fortune: JAY DEFEO and Surrealism
Author: Lozano, Cassandra (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780998631233
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Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 162pp., 92 color illus.

Summary: Published for an exhibition of paintings, photographs, collages and works on paper by Jay DeFeo (1929–89), this catalog features full-color reproductions and an introductory essay highlighting DeFeo’s surrealist sensibility in her juxtaposition of forms, mixing of genres and experimentation with chance.

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Item Number: 115567
Title: Van Dyck's Hosts in Genoa : Lucas and Cornelis DE WAEL's Lives, Business Activities and Works
Author: Stoesser, Alison
Price: $325.00
ISBN: 9782503531755
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Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 2 vols. 27cm., hardcover, 1028pp., 40 color, 683 b&w illus. English text

Summary: Long overshadowed by the brilliance of their close friend, Anthony van Dyck, Lucas and Cornelis de Wael, active as artists and dealers in Antwerp, Genoa and Rome, have largely been ignored in Flemish art historical literature. No monograph on them has appeared since 1925. This book aims to rectify this situation by giving a global overview of their wide-ranging pursuits. However, before assessing their personal histories it first examines the historical context, particularly with respect to the 17th-century art market in these three cities, with special attention given to its structure in Genoa, so far neglected in surveys of the Italian markets. A fresh appraisal of information from archival and other sources in each city has been undertaken to give a revealing up-to-date insight into their lives, trading activities in goods ranging from art works to second-hand clothing and hides, as well as their extensive network of friends and clients stretching from the Northern Netherlands to Sicily, including their close business association with the prominent Flemish art dealer Matthijs Musson and the Moretus family, owners of the Plantin-Moretus publishing house. Their own contribution to the art world is not neglected, with a full discussion of their works and an accompanying catalogue raisonné, which, in Cornelis de Wael’s case, includes his extensive oeuvre of paintings, drawings and prints. In addition, the De Wael brothers’ crucial function as hosts to Dutch and Flemish artists in both Genoa and Rome, with Van Dyck being the most famous, is also considered, while Cornelis de Wael’s not inconsiderable role in making Rembrandt’s prints known in both cities in his capacity as an art dealer is brought into focus. Despite the relative obscurity of his works till now, the sometimes unexpected influence of these on other artists from as far apart as the Northern Netherlands and Spain is also given careful attention. (Pictura Nova, 19)

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Item Number: 149133
Title: DELACROIX : La liberte d'etre soi
Author: de Font-Reaulx, Dominique
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9782367490441
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Description: Paris: Cohen & Cohen, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, illus., most in color. French text.

Summary: Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) fut un des plus grands artistes français du XIXe siècle. Sa création artistique, riche, variée, multiple, le distingue. Héros de la génération romantique des années 1820, incarnant par ses succès teintés de scandale le renouveau de la peinture, il fut aussi un des plus grands peintres de décor religieux ou civils, jusqu’à la fin de sa vie. Travaillant seul, n’ayant fondé ni école, ni atelier, il fut pourtant reconnu comme maître et modèle par bien des artistes après lui. Coloriste talentueux, sa pratique du dessin, ignorée de son vivant, fut une des grandes révélations de la vente après son décès. Habité par le génie de la peinture, sûr dès ses plus jeunes années de son talent, il fut tenté par l’écriture, qu’il pratiqua toute sa vie, journal, correspondances, essais théoriques, courtes nouvelles. Cet ouvrage de référence abondamment illustré (plus de 400 reproductions) présentera, de manière transversale, l'ensemble des facettes de ce génie romantique.

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Item Number: 149160
Title: Religion, Politics and the Arts in Early Medieval Italy: Iconophilia
Author: Dell'Acqua, Francesca
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9780415793728
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 304pp., 75 illus.

Summary: Through case studies examined in a comparative East-West approach, this book analyses how Byzantine iconoclasm (ca. 720s-843) impacted on the West and how it shaped a papal reaction in Rome. The policy on the production and veneration of sacred images that was then adopted by the popes would only be challenged 700 years later by the Protestant Reformation. The key aims and contribution of this book are its demonstration of how a number of the most iconic ways of representing the Virgin Mary and Christ - crystallized over the long Middles Ages and the early Renaissance in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and western art - were conceived or given a reinforced meaning during the period of the iconoclasm between the West and Byzantium.

Contents: 1. At the Origins of Medieval Mariology and the Italian Response to Byzantine Iconoclasm / 2. Mary as the "Door of Heaven" in the Annunciation / 3. The Living Cross: The Incarnation, the Carbuncle and the Lost Cross of the Lateran / 4. Mary's Womb "Wider than heaven" and the ps.-Dionysian legacy / 5. The Theotokos as Gnomon in the Apse Paintings of Sant'Ambrogio di Montecorvino Rovella (850 ca.) / 6. The Presentation at the Temple and Christ as Holocaust / 7. Mary as "Ladder to Heaven": the Dormitio, the Coronation, and the Assumption / 8. The Ungraspable Holy Face: Christ as Light in The Earliest Figurative Stained-Glass / 9. The Apocalyptic Christ in the Vercelli Homilies of Gregory the Great / Conclusions / Bibliography . (Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies)

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Item Number: 149182
Title: Oxford College Libraries, Fascicle I: All Souls - Lincoln
Author: Dennison, L
Price: $135.00
ISBN: 9781872501437
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Description: Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 304pp., 44 b&w illus.

Summary: This is the eighth volume in a continuing series of publications listing and identifying all illustrations contained in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII. The present fascicle is the first of two which catalogues manuscripts of the College libraries of the University of Oxford. It includes entries for 310 manuscripts for eleven of the colleges. It is the first such study to be undertaken describing all decorative aspects of English manuscripts in Oxford college libraries in the period and it includes 176 manuscripts not recorded by Alexander and Temple and many not previously researched from the viewpoint of pictorial information. Scribes working in pen and ink, rather than pictorial decorators with colours and gold, were responsible for much of the inventive imagery which equals that in miniatures in pigment. Pen and wash drawings are also represented as well as fully-painted miniatures which are mostly confined to devotional books in this Index. The entries in the catalogue note the subject-matter of every illustration in each manuscript, from full-page miniatures and historiated initials to marginalia, added drawings and nota bene signs. A comprehensive index of pictorial subjects provides readers with complete references to the pictorial content with thematic groupings. The volume includes a users’ manual, an extensive glossary of subjects and terms and indexes of authors / texts and manuscripts with coats of arms. There are forty-four black and white illustrations. (An Index of Images in English Manuscripts from Chaucer to Henry VIII, 8.)

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Item Number: 148979
Title: The Art of Allusion : Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476
Author: Drimmer, Sonja
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9780812250497
Record created on 05/23/18
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Description: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 368pp., 27 color, 97 b&w illus.

Summary: At the end of the fourteenth and into the first half of the fifteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and John Lydgate translated and revised stories with long pedigrees in Latin, Italian, and French. Royals and gentry alike commissioned lavish manuscript copies of these works, copies whose images were integral to the rising prestige of English as a literary language. Yet despite the significance of these images, manuscript illuminators are seldom discussed in the major narratives of the development of English literary culture. The newly enlarged scale of English manuscript production generated a problem: namely, a need for new images. Not only did these images need to accompany narratives that often had no tradition of illustration, they also had to express novel concepts, including ones as foundational as the identity and suitable representation of an English poet. In devising this new corpus, manuscript artists harnessed visual allusion as a method to articulate central questions and provide at times conflicting answers regarding both literary and cultural authority. Sonja Drimmer traces how, just as the poets embraced intertexuality as a means of invention, so did illuminators devise new images through referential techniques—assembling, adapting, and combining images from a range of sources in order to answer the need for a new body of pictorial matter. Featuring more than one hundred illustrations, 27 of them in color, The Art of Allusion is the first book devoted to the emergence of England's literary canon as a visual as well as a linguistic event. (Material texts)

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Item Number: 144882
Title: Archaeology, Ideology and Urbanism in Rome from the Grand Tour to Berlusconi
Author: Dyson, Stephen L
Price: $105.00
ISBN: 9780521874595
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Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 348pp., 51 b&w illus.

Summary: Rome is one of the world's greatest archaeological sites, preserving many major monuments of the classical past. It is also a city with an important post-Roman history and home to both the papacy and the modern Italian state. Archaeologists have studied the ruins, and popes and politicians have used them for propaganda programs. Developers and preservationists have fought over what should and should not be preserved. This book tells the story of those complex, interacting developments over the past three centuries, from the days of the Grand Tour through the arrival of the fascists, which saw more destruction but also an unprecedented use of the remains for political propaganda. In post-war Rome urban development predominated over archaeological preservation and much was lost. However, starting in the 1970's, preservationists have fought back, saving much and making the city into Europe's most important case study in historical preservation and historical loss.

Contents: 1. Rome in the Eighteenth Century. 2. French Intervention and Papal Reaction. 3. Archaeology and Urbanism in the Waning Days of Papal Rome. 4. Archaeology and Urbanism in Rome during the early Decades of the National State. 5. Development and Archaeology in Roma Capitale. 6. Museums, Markets, and Display in the New Rome. 7. Archaeology and Urbanism in Fascist Rome. 8. Mostras and Museums in Fascist Rome. 9. Quietism, Conformity and Chaos: Urbanism and Archaeology in the 1950's and 1960's. 10. A New Generation, a New Politics, and a New Archaeology. 11. The End of an Era: The Giubileo, the Ara Pacis, and the Twilight of the Heirs of Bianchi Bandinelli. 12. Afterword.

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Item Number: 149168
Title: ELMGREEN and DRAGSET : This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
Author: Smith, Laura
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780854882656
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Description: London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2018. 29cm., pbk., 192pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Since 1995, artists Michael Elmgreen (born 1961) and Ingar Dragset (born 1969) have been producing a body of work at the intersection of art, design and architecture, drawing on subjects as diverse as social politics, personal relationships and institutional critique. Their installations and sculptures reconfigure the everyday with subversive wit and tongue-in-cheek melancholy. Among their best-known works are Prada Marfa (2005), a full-scale replica of a Prada Boutique in the Texan desert; Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 (2012), a giant bronze boy on a rocking horse created for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square; and Death of a Collector (2009) for the Venice Biennale, featuring a life-size swimming pool complete with a besuited floating body. This catalog journeys through the installations conceived for their first major UK exhibition.

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Item Number: 148004
Title: L’iconographie du Livre du Coeur d’amour épris de Rene d’Anjou
Author: Ferre, R.M
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 9782503580029
Record created on 01/30/18
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 145pp., 70 color illus.

Summary: Le cycle iconographique quasiment complet du Livre du Coeur d'amour épris est ici envisagé de concert avec le texte, en révèlant ainsi toute sa richesse et sa singularité. Ce volume est consacré à l'une des œuvres majeures de René d'Anjou conservée aujourd'hui dans le manuscrit français 24399 de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. En un songe allégorique qui est aussi quête chevaleresque, le Coeur personnifié veut rejoindre l'aimée. Les enluminures, par une mise en image efficace et dynamique du texte, rendent surtout la profonde mélancolie, en cette fin du Moyen Âge, d'un sentiment amoureux qui affronte de multiples épreuves. Comme dans le Mortifiement de Vaine Plaisance, composé deux ans plus tôt et premier volet de ce diptyque littéraire, le cœur (organe supplicié pour le Mortifiement ou Chevalier dépité dans le roman de 1457) n'aura d'autre choix que le renoncement final et la douleur. À cet égard, animé d'un vrai souci spirituel, René d'Anjou fait édifier à la même époque, aux Cordeliers d'Angers, une chapelle dédiée à saint Bernardin de Sienne (1453), pensée comme tombeau pour son cœur. Les sujets évoqués dans le traité de théologie morale ou dans les péripéties sentimentales du chevalier Coeur ne sont pas ainsi sans rappeler les sujets exprimés et représentés dans le petit sanctuaire, échos d'une réflexion sur la Passion du Christ, la rédemption, la Vaine Gloire et le salut de l'âme. (Repertoire Iconographique de la Litterature du Moyen Age, 6)

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Item Number: 149183
Title: Scandinavian Modernism in Rome : KAY FISHER and The Danish Academy
Author: Lange, B. ; M. Pade
Price: $57.50
ISBN: 9788871408583
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Description: Roma: Quasar, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 224pp., 79 color illus. English text.

Summary: Kay Fisker was a leading figure in Danish architecture in the decades around the middle of the last century. As a young man, Fisker worked with Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Leverentz, the two most important architects of the younger generation in Sweden, and he never forgot his Scandinavian roots. He later developed his distinctive style that has been called Danish or vernacular modernism. The Danish Academy in Rome became his last official commission, and Fisker put all of his knowledge and artistic skills into its design; he wanted it to be his “crowning work”. The book describes important developments in twentieth-century Danish and Scandinavian architectural history. It moreover provides fascinating insights into the theory and practice of restoration of modern buildings.

Contents: Why should Denmark have an Academy in Rome? - A lieu de mèmoire: Rome as cultural prototype, cultural magnet and disseminator of culture through the centuries - The Eternal City, Caput Mundi, and the transformation of Antiquity - The world in Rome: foreign institutes of the twentieth century - The Danish Academy for Science and Art in Rome ; Why Fisker? Who was Fisker? - Fiscker on architecture ; How did Fisker build in Via Omero? - Regional architecture in Rome? - Wanscher's furniture - Planned interiors and décor - The architect died in the middle of the project ; How do you restore an unfinished masterpiece? - About seeing possibilities - Indoor climate - Light and work facilies - A green frame around yellow brick ; Epilogue. (Analecta Romana Instituti Danici, Supplementum, 48)

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Item Number: 149184
Title: The Hand of the Engraver : ALBERT FLOCON Meets Gaston Bachelard
Author: Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg ; Kate Sturge (trans)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9781438472119
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Description: Albany: State University of New York Press, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, 160pp., 29 b&w illus. English translation of Berlin, 2016 edition.

Summary: This book is the first to explore in detail the encounter between Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard in postwar Paris. Bachelard was a philosopher and historian of science who was also involved in literary studies and poetics. Flocon was a student of the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, who specialized in copper engraving. Both deeply ingrained in the surrealist avant-garde movements, each acted at the frontiers of their respective métiers in exploring uncharted territory. Bachelard experienced the sciences of his time as constantly undergoing radical changes, and he wanted to create a historical epistemology that would live up to this experience. He saw the elementary gesture of the copper engraver—the hand of the engraver—as meeting the challenge of resistant and resilient matter in an exemplary fashion. Flocon was fascinated by Bachelard’s unconventional approach to the sciences and his poetics. Together, their relationship interrogated and celebrated the interplay of hand and matter as it occurs in poetic writing, in the art of engraving, and in scientific experimentation. In the form of a double biography, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger succeeds in writing a lucid intellectual history and at the same time presents a fascinating illustrated reading of Flocon’s copper engravings.

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Item Number: 149135
Title: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales
Author: Francis, Jill
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300232080
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: London-New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 412pp., 177 illus.

Summary: The extravagant gardens of the 16th- and 17th-century British aristocracy are well-documented and celebrated, but the more modest gardens of the rural county gentry have rarely been examined. Jill Francis presents new, never-before published material as well as fresh interpretations of previously examined sources to reveal gardening as a practical activity in which a broad spectrum of society was engaged – from the laborers who dug, manured, and weeded, to the gentleman owners who sought to create gardens that both exemplified their personal tastes and displayed their wealth and status. Enhanced by beautiful and compelling illustrations, this book contributes to a broader understanding of early modern society and its culture by situating the activity of gardening within the wider social and cultural concerns of the age, reflecting the anxieties, hopes, and aspirations of people at the time.

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Item Number: 149181
Title: The Clash of Legitimacies : The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy
Author: Gamberini, Andrea
Price: $84.00
ISBN: 9780198824312
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Description: Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp.

Summary: The Clash of Legitimacies makes an innovative contribution to the history of the state-building process in late medieval Lombardy (during the 13th to 15th centuries), by illuminating myriad conflicts attending the legitimacy of power and authority at different levels of society. Through the analysis of the rhetorical forms and linguistic repertoires deployed by the many protagonists (not only the prince, but also the cities, communities, peasants, and political factions) to express their own ideals of shared political life, this volume reveals the depth of the conflicts in which opposing political actors were not only inspired by competing material interests--as in the traditional interpretation to be found in previous historiography--but also often were guided by differing concepts of authority. From this comes a largely new image of the late medieval and early Renaissance state, one without a monopoly of force--as has been shown in many studies since the 1970s--and one that did not even have the monopoly of legitimacy. The limitations of attempts by governors to present the political principles that inspired their acts as shared and universally recognized are revealed by a historical analysis firmly intent on investigating the existence, in particular territorial or social ambits, of other political cultures which based obedience to authority on different, and frequently original, ideals. (Oxford Studies in Medieval European History)

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Item Number: 149155
Title: The Complete Poetry of Giacomo da Lentini
Author: Giacomo da Lentini ; Richard Lansing (trans)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781487503765
Record created on 06/18/18
Description: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 208pp.

Summary: This volume presents the first translation in English of the complete poetry of Giacomo da Lentini, the first major lyric poet of the Italian vernacular. He was the leading exponent of the Sicilian School (c.1220-1270) as well as the inventor of the sonnet. Featuring illustrations and new English translations of some forty lyrics, Richard Lansing revives the work of a pioneer of Italian literature, a poet who helped pave the way for later writers such as Dante and Petrarch. Giacomo da Lentini is hailed as the earliest poet to import the Occitan tradition of love poetry into the Italian vernacular. This edition of Giacomo fills a gap in the canon of translations of Italian literature in English and serves as a vital reference source for students as well as scholars and teachers interested in the literature of the romance languages. (The Lorenzo da Ponte Italian Library)

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Item Number: 147001
Title: ALEXANDER GIRARD, Architect : Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces
Author: Kawsky, Deborah Lubera
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 9780814343654
Record created on 10/16/17
Description: Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018. 23 x 28cm., hardcover, 304pp., 144 color, 77 b&w illus.

Summary: During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard’s vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937­–53)—encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture—has not been told. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpiecesby Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard’s exceptional architectural projects, specifially those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece—the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard’s Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements—including the boldly colored glazed brick walls of the atrium—reminiscent of Girard’s role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this monograph. Alexander Girard, Architect is a beautiful, informative book suited for enthusiasts of Alexander Girard, the midcentury modern aesthetic, and Detroit history, art, and architecture. (Painted Turtle Series)

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Item Number: 149057
Title: Primitifs flamands : Trésors de Marguerite d’Autriche de Jan Van Eyck à Jérôme Bosch
Author: Girault, Pierre-Gilles ; Magali Briat-Philippe
Price: $42.50
ISBN: 9782753574410
Record created on 05/31/18
Description: Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Monastère royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse.

Contents: De Jan van Eyck à Bernard van Orley : la question des modèles culturels, Frédéric Elsig ; Pluralité des styles et internationalisme à la cour de Marguerite d'Autriche (1506-1530), Dagmar Eichberger ; 'Trois pourtraictures faictes sur thoille à la semblance de Mesdames… ' La collection de portraits de Marguerite d'Autriche, Pierre-Gilles Girault ; 'Par ta beaulté, pour décorer ton tiltre'. Marguerite d'Autriche, ses peintres et ses sculpteurs, Magali Briat-Philippe ; Bernard van Orley, peintre de la régente, Véronique Bücken ; Le trésor de Brou : legs pieux ou outil politique?, Maria Lesimple ; Enquete sur les retables du maitre-autel de l'église de Brou, Pierre-Gilles Girault et Magali Briat-Philippe ; 'Fortune Infortune Fort Une', De l'Infortune à la Fortune dans quelques manuscrits de Marguerite d'Autriche, Laurence Rivière Ciavaldini ; Les Très Riches Heures, de Jean de Berry à Marguerite d'Autriche, Inès Villela-Petit ; Catalogue - 1 . Collections : l'héritage de Van Eyck (no 1 à 11). 2 . Galerie de portraits : Marguerite et son entourage (no 12 à 21). 3 . Artistes et commandes : la Renaissance flamande (no 22 à 34). 4 . Le trésor de Brou : le legs de Marguerite (no 35 à 51).

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Item Number: 149150
Title: ROBERT GOBER
Author: Rales, Emily Wei (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780999802908
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 84pp., 42 color illus.

Summary: This book marks the long-term installation of Robert Gober's (born 1954) seminal work Untitled (1992) at Glenstone Museum. Untitled is an immersive installation with diverse parts: sinks with running water, darkened exterior pathways, a brightly lit chamber, a hand-painted mural and sculptural elements made to appear like prison windows, boxes of rat bait and bundles of newspaper.

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

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

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Item Number: 149177
Title: An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises : Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Author: Grabner, Michelle (ed)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781935294665
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: Cleveland: Front / Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018. 29cm., pbk,. 160pp., 300 illus.

Summary: Published for the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Triennial, this book features essays and conversations by leading curators and critics of biennials who investigate what it means to stage a large-scale biennial today, in an American Midwestern city. Richly illustrated with all exhibitions and outdoor site-specific projects included. The first edition of FRONT is an expansive program of 11 interconnected "Cultural Exercises" that address aesthetics in relation to political change and societal uncertainty. The exhibition interweaves critical approaches to museum exhibitions, public and educational programs, residencies, publications and research strategies in a multi venue presentation unfolding across Cleveland and its surroundings.

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Item Number: 149193
Title: Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court : The Princesse de Lamballe
Author: Grant, Sarah
Price: $150.00
ISBN: 9781138480827
Record created on 06/20/18
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Description: London: Routledge, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 272pp., 86 illus.

Summary: This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections, and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette’s inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess’s many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works by some of the period’s leading artists and artisans. The book sheds new light on the agency, sorority and taste of Marie-Antoinette and her friends, a group of female patrons and model of courtly collecting that would be extinguished by the coming Revolution.

Contents: From wife to widow- early portraits of the princesse de Lamballe ; Paying court- careerism, sentiment and sorority in portraits of the princesse de Lamballe ; The Anglophile princesse de Lamballe- portraits, prints, gardens and Anglomania at the court of Marie-Antoinette ; Protector of the Fine Arts"- the private collection and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a courtier-collector.

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

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

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Item Number: 149148
Title: MICHAEL HEIZER
Author: Rales, Emily Wei (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780980108675
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 31cm., hardcover, 40pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: American sculptor Michael Heizer (born 1944) was among the first artists to reject the white cube gallery space in favor of the open land and majestic vistas of the western United States. This book marks the unveiling of the monumental sculptures Collapse (1967/2016) and Compression Line (1968/2016) at Glenstone Museum.

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Item Number: 149192
Title: Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques : Monstrosity and Religion in Europe and the United States
Author: Heyes, Michael E. (ed)
Price: $115.00
ISBN: 9781498550765
Record created on 06/20/18
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Description: New York: Lexington Books, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 296pp. illus.

Summary: Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques examines the intersection of religion and monstrosity in a variety of different time periods in the hopes of addressing two gaps in scholarship within the field of monster studies. The first part of the volume—running from the medieval to the Early Modern period—focuses upon the view of the monster through non-majority voices and accounts from those who were themselves branded as monsters. Overlapping partially with the Early Modern and proceeding to the present day, the contributions of the second part of the volume attempt to problematize the dichotomy of secular/religious through a close look at the monsters this period has wrought.

Contens: Introduction - Ecce Monstra, Michael E. Heyes. 1. The Woman's Body, In-Between - The Holy and Monstrous Womb in Medieval Medicine and Religion, Minji Lee. 2. Miracles and Monsters - Gog and Magog, Alexander the Great, and Antichrist in the Apocalypse of the Catalan Atlas (1375), Thomas S. Franke. 3. Dressing Monstrous Men - Landsknechte Clothing in Some Early Modern Danish Church Wall Paintings, John Block Friedman. 4. Twelfth Night's "poor monster - " Viola/Cesario as Holy Grotesque, Cathleen McKague. 5. Grotesques in Sacred Spaces - The Cappella dei Priori and the Cappella del Quartiere di Leone X in the Palazzo Vecchio, Susanne Margarit McColeman. 6. Monstrous Sovereignty and the Corrupt Body Politic in Richard III and The Duchess of Malfi, John W. Ellis-Etchison. 7. Reform and Romance - Catholic Monstrosity in Antebellum U.S. Fiction, AnaMaria Seglie. 8. Lovecraft's Things - Sinister Souvenirs from Other Worlds, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. 9. The Big Bad and the Big "Aha!" Metamodern Monsters as Transformational Figures of Instability, Linda C. Ceriello. 10. From Revelation to Revolution - Explaining the Strange Success of Fox's Sleepy Hollow, Michael E. Heyes .

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Item Number: 144756
Title: Christianity beyond Christendom : The Global Christian Experience on Medieval Mappaemundi and Early Modern World Maps
Author: Jaynes, Jeffrey
Price: $173.00
ISBN: 9783447107150
Record created on 03/06/17
Description: Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 484pp., 30 color, 91 b&w illus.

Summary: In 1507 Martin Waldseemüller created a remarkable Early Modern world map loaded with religious symbols. The cartographer depicted the papal keys, which according to the map’s companion text, the Cosmographiae Introductio, “enclosed almost the whole of Europe for the Western Church.” However, beyond the boundaries of Europe’s Christendom, the map pictured Nestorian churches in China and the legendary Christian ruler Prester John in India. His subsequent Carta marina (1516) amplified the descriptions of these religious traditions. Waldseemüller’s maps, like almost every other world map of the era, featured legends of Christian communities positioned outside of Christendom. Christianity Beyond Christendom explores this religious tension - the diversities of “globally” scattered Christian traditions and the more rigid notion of a homogenous Christendom - as a component of cartographical developments from the eighth to the sixteenth century. It argues that throughout this era Western Christian thinkers and mapmakers used the mappaemundi and subsequent printed maps of the world to sustain notions of a broadly based Christian oikoumene, even as the reality of that assertion diminished. Moreover, cartographers incorporated various apostolic and ancient legends, furthering these with new myths, to provide increasingly sophisticated methods for understanding more distant and isolated Christian communities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The book considers a vast array of medieval world maps and later atlases, ranging from manuscripts of Beatus of Liebana’s commentary on the Apocalypse to the maps in Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia and Abraham Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, to trace the legacy of these scattered traditions. (Wolfenbütteler Forschungen, 149)

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Item Number: 149164
Title: HAYV KAHRAMAN : Project Series 52
Author: McGrew, Rebecca (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780997930627
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 96pp., 22 color, 15 b&w illus.

Summary: Los Angeles–based artist Hayv Kahraman (born 1981) creates exquisite paintings and other wall works that address diasporic cultural memory, feminine collectivity and gender identity through her personal history as an Iraqi émigré first to Europe, then to the US. This artist's book explores how her visual language merges her biography as an immigrant in a multiplicity of styles—including Persian miniatures, Japanese illustrations and Italian Renaissance paintings—creating a discourse between Eastern “otherness” and Western concepts of beauty. The key figure in the paintings represents Kahraman as a colonized woman; the repetitive nature of her work and the act of shredding and mending presents a history of displacement, loss and trauma. The book includes never-before-published images of the artist's work and her performance texts, plus new essays and poetry.

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Item Number: 149149
Title: ON KAWARA
Author: Rales, Emily Wei (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780980108644
Record created on 06/18/18
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Description: Potomac: Glenstone Museum, 2018. 27cm., hardcover, 130pp., 50 color illus.

Summary: This book marks the long-term exhibition of the Today triptych Moon Landing (1969) by On Kawara (1966–2013) at Glenstone Museum. It includes a new essay by Lynne Tillman, installation shots and reproductions of all additional works in the collection, a group spanning the artist's career.

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Item Number: 149171
Title: MARY KELLY : The Voice Remains : Works in Compressed Lint, 1999–217
Author: Kelly, Mary ; Juli Carson (et al)
Price: $80.00
ISBN: 9780998631226
Record created on 06/19/18
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Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2018. 27cm., pbk., 184pp., 73 color illus.

Summary: The Voice Remains is the first monograph to document Mary Kelly's (born 1941) work with compressed lint over the past two decades. In these works, Kelly explores her ties to the historical past, her personal history, and the everyday politics of life, in large, low-relief panels.

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

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

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Item Number: 147040
Title: The Noisemakers : Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico
Author: Klich, Lynda
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780520296404
Record created on 10/18/17
Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 347pp. illus.

Summary: The Noisemakers examines Estridentismo, one of Mexico’s first modernist art and literary movements. Founded by poet Manuel Maples Arce, Estridentismo spurred dynamic collaborations and debates among artists, writers, and intellectuals during the decade after the Mexican Revolution. Lynda Klich explores the paradoxical aims of the movement’s writers and artists who deployed manifestos, journals, and cubo-futurist forms to insert themselves into international vanguard networks as they simultaneously participated in nationalist reconstruction of the 1920s. In crafting a cosmopolitan Mexican identity, Estridentista artists both circulated images of modern technologies and urban life and visually updated traditional subjects such as masks and Mexican types. Klich reads the movement’s radical cultural production as a call for active sociopolitical engagement and characterizes Estridentismo as an ambitious program for national cultural and social modernity in the early twentieth century. Exploring the tensions that emerged from these divergent cosmopolitan and local proposals, The Noisemakers inserts Mexico into the dialogue of global modernisms. (An Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Book. The Phillips Book Prize Series)

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