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162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
511 pages ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements vii Editorial Principles ix List of Illustrations x Introduction: Aims, Sources and Methodology 1 Part 1 Lomazzo and Milan 1 The Artist and the Traveller 17 2 Spaces and Institutions 37 3 Art and Grotesque 63 Part 2 Color, Perspective and Anatomy The Treatise: A Short Introduction 77 4 Lomazzo's Colors 85 5 Acutissima e La Prospettiva 128 6 The Study of the Body 174 General Conclusions 211 APPENDICES 1 Contract between Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo and Giulio Claro, Reggente in Milan, dated 1561 221 2 L'interogaciglion ch'o s'han da fa dar gran Scansciere pos ra gneregada a col ch'o vur intro in dra Vall de Bregn 223 3 Difinicione della tavola sopra detta 224 4 Straducc dra vall de Bregn 226 5 Inventory 24th January 1604, doc. B, notary Benedetto Coerezio, f. 20578 227 6 Inventory, 11th November 1611, Fondo Litta, carte 32 229 7 Libro III Del Colore (1584) 230 8 a. Paduan Manuscript (Merrifield, pp. 648-717), Ricette per fare ogni sorte di colori (Chap. I- De colori in generale, e di quali materie si componghino) 231 8 b. Lomazzo, IV chapter of III book of the Trattato, Quali siano le materie nelle quali si trovino i colori 231 Bibliography 233 Index of Names 250.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004330252 20170117
Tramelli considers three main areas of Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo's studies: color, perspective and anatomy, investigating the types of theoretical and practical knowledge on these subjects conveyed in the Trattato dell'Arte della Pittura and how the context of Milan at the end of the sixteenth century shaped the material gathered in Lomazzo's books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004330252 20170117
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The invention of the printing press led to an explosion of cheap printed materials in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Ballads were no longer confined to the soapbox. Mass communication was now possible. The broadsides pasted on walls and disseminated among the masses, together with the written ballads hawked at street corners, represented the zeitgeist of popular culture in early modern Europe. Frequently designed in 'blackletter' gothic type and accompanied with distinctive woodcut illustrations, this dynamic, lively form encompassed the obsessions and characteristic humour of the times. This beautifully designed book with a foreword by Reece Shearsmith highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples from the British Library's collections and provides brief commentary on the political and social background of the times. Frequent topics of illustration include monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780712356725 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
725 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.
Graphic beauty Michelangelo's breathtaking drawings Very few artists can claim such lasting and worldwide fame and importance as Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The nickname il divino ("the divine one") has been applied to him since the 1530s right through to today: his achievements as a sculptor, painter, and architect remain unparalleled and his creations are among the best-known artworks in the world. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition is devoted to the artist's graphic work, a testimony to his masterly command of line, form, and detail, from architectural studies to anatomically perfect figures. The book brings together some of the artist's finest drawings from museums and collections around the world as well as some of his own notes and revisions, offering stunning proximity not only to the ambition and scope of Michelangelo's practice but also his working process. A chapter with a compilation of newly attributed and reattributed drawings provides further insights into Michelangelo's varied graphic oeuvre and the ongoing exploration of his genius.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836537193 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Grußwort
  • Geleitwort
  • Dank, Leihgeber
  • Essays
  • Paris Bordone und Tizian : zwischen Rivalität und Inspiration / Sandra Pisot
  • "Das Schmuckkästchen der damaligen Welt" : Venedig im 16. Jahrhundert / Judith Rauser
  • Mythologische und allegorische Szenen Bordones im Kontext seiner Zeitgenossen / Wencke Deiters
  • Idealisierte Weiblichkeit in idealisierter Natur : Farbe und Licht in Darstellungen des liegenden Frauenaktes in der Landschaft / Anna Heinze
  • Rubor, robur : Paris Bordones starke Frauen / Frank Fehrenbach
  • Das Motiv des Spiegels in der venezianischen Malerei des Cinquecento / Sabine Poeschel
  • "La sottil'arte della perspettiva" : Paris Bordones Architekturdarstellungen / Andrea Gottdang
  • Das Männerporträt zwischen Macht und Eros / Daniel Koep
  • Paris Bordone und der Norden : Anmerkungen zu den Wechselwirkungen s?ddeutscher und venezianischer Kunst / Sebastian Oesinghaus
  • Venedig schwarz-weiß : zu den Holzschnitten im Zeitalter Tizians / David Klemm
  • Katalog
  • Handelszentrum und Kunstmetropole -Venedig im 16. Jahrhundert
  • Die mythologischen Bildthemen
  • Kurtisanen oder Hochzeitsbilder? Die liegenden Akte
  • Ideal und Individuum : die belle donne
  • Selbstwahrnehmung und Reflexion
  • Architekturrezeption und Perspektive
  • Die Wahrnehmung des Inneren
  • Venedig und der Norden
  • Paris Bordone : Kunsttechnologische und restauratorische Einblicke in die Hamburger Werke
  • Lena Bühl, Silvia Castro
  • Italienische Altmeister-Gemälde in Hamburger Sammlungen vom 18. bis 20. Jahrhundert
  • Ute Haug
  • Zeittafel
  • Anhang
  • Autoren
  • Bibliographie
  • Impressum
  • Bildnachweis.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Mediating Spaces: Portico, Loggia, and Pergola Chapter 2 Classical Tradition and Vernacular Culture Chapter 3 Visual Encyclopedia and Trellised Walkways Chapter 4 Pictorial Fiction and Cultural Identity Chapter 5 Wunderkammer and Trompe-l'xil Garden Chapter 6 Collecting Nature: Virtual Flora and Fauna Epilogue Appendix Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472460530 20170612
This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the story of how an element of the garden-the pergola-became a pictorial topos in portico decoration, and evolved, hand in hand with its real cousin in the garden, into an object for cultural emulation among the educated patrons of early modern Rome. The liminality of both the portico and the pergola at the interface of architecture and garden is key to the interpretation of these architectural and painted forms, which rests on the intersecting frameworks of the classical tradition, natural history, and the cultural identity of the aristocracy. In the mediating space of the Renaissance portico, the illusionism pergola created an art gallery, a natural history museum, and a virtual garden where one could engage in leisurely strolls, learned conversations, appreciation of art, and scientific investigation, as well as extensive travel across time and space. The book proposes the interpretation that the illusionistic pergola was an artistic formula for the early modern perception of nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472460530 20170612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 245 pages, 8 numbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • List of Figures viii Acknowledgements xi 1 Introduction: Sebastiano del Piombo as a historical construct 1 2 Rome: Coda Mundi 15 3 Filippo Sergardi: between Siena and the Empire 35 4 The dual loyalties of the Bishop of Vaison 63 5 Don Jeronimo de Vich: ambassador and art patron 95 6 Don Gonzalo Diez de Lerma: between Burgos and Rome 131 7 Francesco de los Cobos and Ferrante Gonzaga: the paradigm of Spain and Italy 164 Conclusion 193 Bibliography 201 Index 241.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472466020 20161018
Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547) was a close associate and rival of the central artistic figures of the High Renaissance, notably Michelangelo and Raphael. After the death of Raphael and the departure of Michelangelo from Rome, Sebastiano became the dominant artistic personality in the city. Despite being one of most significant artistic figures of the period, he remains the last artist of major importance in the western canon about whom no recent work has been published in English. In this study, Piers Baker-Bates approaches Sebastiano's career through analysis of the patrons he attracted following his arrival at Rome. The first half of the book concentrates on Sebastiano's network of patrons, predominantly Italian, who had strong factional ties to the Imperial camp; the second half discusses Sebastiano's relationship with his principal Spanish patrons. Sebastiano is a leading example of a transcultural artist in the sixteenth century and his relationship with Spain was fundamental to the development of his career The author investigates the domination of Sebastiano's career by patrons who had geographically different origins, but who were all were members of a wider network of Imperial loyalties. Thus Baker-Bates removes Sebastiano from the shadow of his contemporaries, bringing him to life for the reader as an artistic personality in his own right. Baker-Bates' characterization of the Rome in which Sebastiano made his career differs from previous scholarly accounts, and he describes how Sebastiano was ideally suited to flourish in the environment he depicts. Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome thus re-appraises not only Sebastiano's place in the canon of Renaissance art but, using him as a lens, also the cultural worlds of Early Modern Italy and Spain in which he operated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472466020 20161018
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Composing
  • The body of a letter
  • Sending
  • The message in transit
  • Relay and delay
  • Receiving
  • Privileged mediators
  • Interception
  • Dürer's open letter.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
373 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
The catalog of the Aldo Manutiu exhibition, 500 years after his death, is a tribute to the most famous printer in the history of publishing. It tells how the book changed the world and how and why this change happened in Venice, cosmopolitan city and gateway between East and West. But it is mainly a journey through the world of culture and the arts in Venice between the end of the fifteenth century and the start of the sixteenth, in a crucial period featuring major figures like the painters Bellini, Carpaccio, and the young Giorgione (with the debut of his pupil Titian), illustrious visiting foreign artists like Albrecht Durer, and intellectuals of European fame such as Erasmus of Rotterdam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788831723800 20160823
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
307 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 339 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • From the street to the studio
  • Altarpieces, frescoes and the larger workshops, 1580-1620
  • Stanzione, Ribera and the years of consolidation, 1620-1656
  • Aniello Falcone and the rise of Neapolitan cabinet painting
  • Art dealing at the lower reaches of the market
  • Dealing by artists
  • The rise of the art merchants
  • Public commissions
  • Private collections of painting
  • The viceroys
  • Public exhibitions, rivalry and the internalization of Neapolitan Baroque painting.
The second largest city in 17th-century Europe, Naples constituted a vital Mediterranean center in which the Spanish Habsburgs, the clergy, and Neapolitan aristocracy, together with the resident merchants, and other members of the growing professional classes jostled for space and prestige. Their competing programs of building and patronage created a booming art market and spurred painters such as Jusepe de Ribera, Massimo Stanzione, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano as well as foreign artists such as Caravaggio, Domenichino, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Giovanni Lanfranco to extraordinary heights of achievement. This new reading of 17th-century Italian Baroque art explores the social, material, and economic history of painting, revealing how artists, agents, and the owners of artworks interacted to form a complex and mutually sustaining art world. Through such topics as artistic rivalry and anti-foreign labor agitation, art dealing and forgery, cultural diplomacy, and the rise of the independently arranged art exhibition, Christopher R. Marshall illuminates the rich interconnections between artistic practice and patronage, business considerations, and the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Baroque Italy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300174502 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

15. Beyond Caravaggio [2016]

208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A fascinating examination of Caravaggio and others who adopted his dramatic style of painting The Italian painter known as Caravaggio (1571-1610) claims a place among the most revolutionary figures in the history of art. His intense naturalism, almost brutal realism, and dramatic use of light had a wide impact on European painters, including Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, and Gerrit van Honthorst. Each of Caravaggio's followers absorbed something different from his work, propagating his stylistic legacy across Europe. In this extensively illustrated catalogue, Letizia Treves introduces the international Caravaggesque movement and traces the distinct artistic personalities of its leading players. Even now, Caravaggio's name overshadows the other talented artists who adopted his approach to narrative painting: the use of theatrical lighting to illuminate a story encapsulated in a single, dramatic moment. Treves explains the innovative and unifying features of these painters' work and how, despite resistance to their style and subject matter, many outstanding Caravaggesque pictures found their way into important collections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781857096026 20161213
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 412 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
60 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Accompanying a focused display at The Courtauld Gallery that will bring together for the first time Pieter Bruegel the Elder's only three known grisaille paintings - the Courtauld's Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery (which is barred from travel), The Death of the Virgin from Upton House in Warwickshire (National Trust) and Three Soldiers from the Frick Collection in New York - this book will examine the sources, function and reception of these three exquisite masterpieces. The panels will be complemented by prints and contemporary replicas, as well by other independent grisailles in order to shed light on the development of this genre in Northern Europe. Despite his status as the seminal Netherlandish painter of the 16th century, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) remains an elusive artist: fewer than forty paintings are ascribed to him. Of these, a dozen are cabinet-sized. These small-scale works offer key insights as they often bear a personal significance for the artist and were sometimes given as gifts to friends and patrons. Presenting these works together for the first time is not only an extraordinary and unprecedented opportunity but it will be extremely revealing, considering their unusual nature in both Bruegel's oeuvre and 16th-century art in general. Monochrome painting in shades of grey was a mainstay of Netherlandish art from the early 15th century, most often present on the wings of altarpieces and preparatory sketches for engravings. In contrast, Bruegel's panels constitute one of the earliest and rare examples of independent cabinet pictures in grisaille, created for private contemplation and enjoyment. This seemingly austere type of painting has often been imbued with religious or political significance. On a purely artistic level, it enabled the painter to showcase his skill by limiting his palette. The publication, which includes a technical investigation of the three panels, will provide the opportunity to reassess the practical aspects of the grisaille technique and the many ways in which this effect was achieved. Indeed, Bruegel's three monochromatic paintings display quite different techniques, raising the question of the painter's intent. This is the latest in the series of books accompanying critically acclaimed Courtauld Gallery displays, following on from Collecting Gauguin (2013), Antiquity Unleashed (2013), Richard Serra (2013), A Dialogue with Nature (2014), Bruegel to Freud (2014) and Jonathan Richardson (2015).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907372940 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
234 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

19. Il Cinquecento [2016]

319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)