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viii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Based on Guilliam Forchondt's surviving business documentation in Antwerp and applying an aggregate and data-driven approach, Connecting Art Markets focuses on the role of art dealers in mediating the supply and demand for art, behaving in particular ways as to influence the markets for artworks in which they were strategically invested. Van Ginhoven presents her findings on Guilliam Forchondt's workshop production volumes and transatlantic art trade flows, and evaluates the relationship between the production of paintings in the Southern Netherlands, their local, regional and overseas distribution channels, and the markets for these works in Europe and the Americas during the seventeenth century.
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xi, 183 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Table of Contents Introduction Chapter One: The Pose and the Posture Chapter Two: Role-Playing and Acting Chapter Three: Aesthetic Performances Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index.
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Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance allows for a new understanding of the processes of self-fashioning which underlie self-representation in word and image. Claire Moran offers new interpretations of works by major nineteenth-century figures such as Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas, and addresses the neglected topic of the function of theatre in the development of modern visual art. Incarnating Baudelaire's metaphor of the artist as an actor ever-conscious of his role, the artists discussed "Courbet, Ensor and Van Gogh, among others" employed theatre as both a thematic source and formal inspiration in their painting, writings and social behaviour. Moran argues that what renders this visual, literary and social performance modern is its self-consciousness, which in turn serves as a model with which to challenge pictorial convention. This book suggests that tracing modern performance and artistic identity to the nineteenth century provides a greater understanding not only of the significance of theatre in the development of modern art, but also highlights the self-conscious staging inherent to modern artistic identity.
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3. A2RC architects [2016]

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432 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Features 256 pages of spectacular designs - Breathtaking full-colour photography showcased in a chic, modern format Brussels-based architecture firm A.2R.C is renowned for its steadfast dedication to the continuing urbanisation of the city of Brussels. Critical of attempts over the years to 'modernise' Brussels, A.2R.C's aim is to pursue the reintegration of the city by offering full architectural services for the transformation and readaptation of notable buildings. A.2R.C's expertise extends to new construction, particularly large-scale, mixed-use urban ensembles, and it also has a reputation as one of Europe's most experienced firms in newly built and renovated theatre buildings. This book explores the work of a firm dedicated to the future of one of Europe's most historic and beautiful cities. SELLING POINTS: * A.2R.C 's expertise extends to new construction, particularly large-scale, mixed-use urban ensembles, and it also has a reputation as one of Europe's most experienced firms in newly built and renovated theater buildings * Showcases breathtaking full-colour photography showcased in a chic, modern format, accompanied by detailed plans * Features a wide range of projects, mixed-use, cultural buildings, public and urban spaces etc * Will appeal to all architects, landscape and interior designers, and urban planners 400 col.
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278 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.
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"Emile Verhaeren (Sint-Amands, 1855 - Rouen, 1916) fut à la fois un poète et un écrivain d'art. Tout au long de sa vie, il a joui d'une renommée internationale. Verhaeren suivit pas à pas les différentes étapes du développement de l'avant-garde belge, défendant multiples aspects de celui-ci, tels le naturalisme et l'engagement social, l'impressionnisme et le néo-impressionnisme et le symbolisme. Verhaeren, tant dans ses textes poétiques que dans ses écrits d'art, met en mots ses émotions, ses passions et ses combats artistiques. A l'occasion du centenaire du décès d'Émile Verhaeren, le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand organise l'exposition Le Regard de Verhaeren, un hommage à celui qui fut l'un des principaux acteurs du paysage culturel belge et européen vers 1900."--Page 4 of cover.
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112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Hans Memling was one of the most important, prolific and versatile painters active in 15th-century Bruges, and one of the leading artists of the Early Netherlandish School. Commissioned by Abbot Jan Crabbe, one of Memling's most signifcant and erudite patrons, the triptych of the Crucifi xion - in particular its wings, with their complex and meticulously conceived background landscapes and the convincing realism of the portraits - ostentatiously demonstrate Memling's skills and ambitions. Completed around 1470, the triptych was dismembered in the 18th century. Two panels from the altarpiece are among the finest paintings owned by the Morgan Library& Museum, New York, where they are on permanent view in Pierpont Morgan's Study. The exhibition brings together the scattered elements of the famous triptych, reuniting the Morgan inner wings with the central panel now owned by the Musei Civici in Vicenza, Italy, and the outer wings from the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium. Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece accompanies the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in context. It has long been observed that the donor portraits are the most outstanding aspect of the Crabbe Triptych, especially the portrait of Anna Willemzoon in the left wing, an extraordinary image of old age, and representative of the merging of the sacred and secular realms that is often present in the work of Memling and his contemporaries. Memling was notable as a painter of portraits, and his work in this field revolutionized portrait painting across Europe. To present the artist's extraordinary ability to capture a likeness, a number of his independent portraits will be examined, including the Morgan's compelling Man with a Pink. The volume also highlights links between panel painting and manuscript painting in 15th-century Flemish art, drawing connections, for example, between the grisaille Annunciation on the outer wings of the altarpiece and the grisaille figures that decorate so many manuscripts painted in Bruges during Memling's lifetime. Underscoring this great artist's impact, the book also examines Early Netherlandish drawings from the Morgan's collection, works ranging from the early compositional studies and fi gure drawings to a group of portrait drawings made in the generation after Memling and under his influence.
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103 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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385 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • My ogre book : suite of poetic tales, 1957 / Marcel Broodthaers - Shadow theater , 1973-1974
  • Midnight, 1960.
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255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Studio Job redefines the applied arts for the contemporary age. Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel's collaboration creates highly expressive work where the physical potential of the materials they use-often bronze or laser-cut marquetry-is pushed to the limit, with an approach more in keeping with that of traditional guilds than industrial design. Studio Job: Monkey Business includes furnishings, sculptures, exhibitions, commissioned interiors, and the designers' own home, tracing the past five years of Studio Job's creative vision. Opulent, intricate, and ironic, the work of Studio Job combines an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship with extreme ornamentation. Studio Job draws from the traditional and the topical, the organic and the artificial. With design inspired by illuminated manuscripts and more than 200 sketches, concept renderings, and photographs, Studio Job: Monkey Business is the ultimate expression of two of the most influential designers working today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847848300 20160619
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96 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
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191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • An american connection -- Magritte et ses amitiés américaines / Claude Goormans -- De Copley à Cply -- Un peintre entre post surréaliste et pré Pop / Michel Draguet -- Wiliam Copley -- Une sélection -- Correspondance de René Magritte avec William Copley et Barnet Hodes.
"À travers cet ouvrage nous découvrons les relations que Magritte a entretenues avec le continent américain. De ses débuts difficiles en 1936 au succès sans cesse croissant, jusqu'à l'exposition au MoMa en 1965. Les attentes mais également l'adaptation de l'artiste belge par rapport au public du Nouveau Continent sont mises en évidence. Une attention particulière est accordée à la correspondance qu'il entretint de 1956 à 1966 avec deux collectionneurs singuliers. D'une part Barnet Hodes, avocat de Chicago, et d'autre part William Copley, un temps le marchand de Magritte sur la Côte Ouest mais également artiste connu sous le nom de CPLY. Un chapitre, richement illustré de ses peintures, y est consacré. L'ensemble des lettres de Magritte aux deux Américains est pour la première fois reproduit ainsi qu'une grande partie des oeuvres dont il est fait mention dans cette correspondance. Un éclairage nouveau et quasi personnel sur ces relations américaines."--Page 4 of cover.
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279 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 33 cm
"La création du bureau d'architecture Archi 2000 date de juin 1990 et suit de très près la création de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale. C'était il y a 25 ans. Depuis, Archi 2000 a fait de Bruxelles son terrain de jeu! Réalisé avec le concours du journaliste Jean Blavier et de nombreux photographes de talent. Ce livre retrace l'histoire de ce quart de siècle qui a vu Bruxelles changer. Il montre la contribution d'Archi 2000 à cette évolution avec des projets emblématiques de construction et de rénovation, tels que Tour & Taxis. la tour Madou, les sièges sociaux du Soir et de RTL... Dans un langage volontairement simple et clair, il passe également en revue d'autres grands projets de bureaux ou de logements et montre que, sans prétention particulière, si ce n'est celle de la qualité et de l'efficacité, Archi 2000 est à l'origine de réalisations intemporelles, intégrées au tissu urbain. Ce livre résume 25 ans de projets dans la Capitale de l'Europe. Une ville où l'on travaille, où l'on vit, dont le Canal prend toute son importance, une ville qui se projette dans l'avenir... mais surtout une ville qu'Archi 2000 aime!"--P. [4] of cover.
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771 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in)
  • The Imago : Context, Contents, and Controversy / John W. O'Malley, S.J.
  • The Frontispiece and Opening Emblem of the Imago : A Translation / Michael C.J. Putnam
  • Classicism and the Baroque : The Imago primi saeculi and Its Detractors / Marc Fumaroli (translated by Paul J. Young)
  • Jesuit Uses of Art in the Province of Flanders / Jeffrey Muller
  • The Imago primi saeculi Societatis Iesu as Emblematic Self-Presentation and Commitment / Marc Van Vaeck, Toon Van Houdt, and Lien Roggen
  • Introductions to the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew poetry / Michael C.J. Putnam, Alexander Sens, and James P.M. Walsh, S.J.
  • The Emblems / Translated by Michael C.J. Putnam (Latin), Alexander Sens (Greek), and James P.M. Walsh (Hebrew)
  • Appendix : Jesuit Provinces and Houses, 1626, 1640.
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232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Hieronymus Bosch and His Legacy as 'Inventor' / Marisa Bass
  • Hieronymus Cock and the Invention of the Print Market in Antwerp / Elizabeth Wyckoff
  • Big Fish Eat Little Fish: Looking at a Potent(ial) Image and Its Offspring / Matthijs Ilsink
  • Catalogue / Marisa Bass, Elizabeth Wyckoff, and Peter Fuhring.
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