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ix, 145 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction: Life and Work 1 Before the Work 2 The Time of the Work 3 The Site In the Work 4 After the Work Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472461315 20171204
The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero's paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his pictures are often Christian and that means that their setting is the Holy Land, a place Piero had never visited. The Realism of Piero della Francesca studies this paradoxical aspect of Piero's art. It tells the story of an artist who could think of the local churches, palaces, and landscapes in and around his hometown of Sansepolcro as miraculously built replicas of the monuments of Jerusalem. Piero's application of perspective, to which he devoted a long treatise, was meant to convince his contemporaries that his paintings report on things that Piero actually observed. Piero's methodical way of painting seems to have offered no room for his own fantasy. His art looks deliberately style-less. This book uncovers a world in which painting needed to validate itself by cultivating the illusion that it reported on things observed instead of things imagined by the artist. Piero's painting claimed truth in a world of increasing uncertainties. Piero della Francesca tried to introduce a new idea of painting. Based on a methodical application of perspective, his work cultivated the illusion that it reported on things found rather than imagined. Piero's art marked an exception in fifteenth-century culture, with its emphasis on poetic inspiration and the artist's imagination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472461315 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
382 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xv, 391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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141 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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123 pages, 111 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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511 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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124 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction, 1. A Radical Reform of Burial Practices, 1740-1804, 2. The Monumental Cemetery as a New Architectural Type, 3. Death and Risorgimento: The Politics of Italian Funerary Architecture, 4. Style, Language and Meaning, Conclusion, Appendix: Catalogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472446817 20170907
In the nineteenth century, new cemeteries were built in many Italian cities that were unique in scale and grandeur, and which became destinations on the Grand Tour. From the Middle Ages, the dead had been buried in churches and urban graveyards but, in the 1740s, a radical reform across Europe prohibited burial inside cities and led to the creation of suburban burial grounds. Italy's nineteenth-century cemeteries were distinctive as monumental or architectural structures, rather than landscaped gardens. They represented a new building type that emerged in response to momentous changes in Italian politics, tied to the fight for independence and the creation of the nation-state. As the first survey of Italy's monumental cemeteries, the book explores the relationship between architecture and politics, or how architecture is formed by political forces. As cities of the dead, cemeteries mirrored the spaces of the living. Against the backdrop of Italy's unification, they conveyed the power of the new nation, efforts to construct an Italian identity, and conflicts between Church and state. Monumental cemeteries helped to foster the narratives and mentalities that shaped Italy as a new nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472446817 20170907
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
John Marciari tells the story of the monuments, artists and patrons of Renaissance Rome in this compelling book. In no other city is the ancient world so palpably present, and nowhere else is the mission of the church so evident. At the same time as the humanists sought to preserve and recreate the ancient city, giving it a new lease of life, the popes dispensed patronage much as any other contemporary Italian ruler. By adopting a chronological structure, covering the period c.1300-1600, Marciari is able to explore the nature of Roman patronage as it differed from papacy to papacy. He examines the city's extraordinary works of art in the context of the working practices, competition and rivalries that made Renaissance Rome so magnificent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786270559 20171023
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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379 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

15. Autocurriculum [2017]

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222 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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269 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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508 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 185 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction : the critical fortunes of Italian Baroque painting in America / Edgar Peters Bowron
  • Italian Baroque paintings at the Ringling Museum : the legacy of John Ringling and Chick Austin / Virginia Brilliant
  • The Atheneum to the fore : Hartford and the Italian Baroque / Eric Zafran
  • The American view of the "forgotten century" of Italian painting : reminiscences of an art dealer and curator / Marco Grassi
  • An invisible web : art historians behind the collecting of Italian Baroque art / Richard Spear
  • Baroque in the Caribbean : Luis A. Ferré and the Museo de Arte de Ponce / Pablo Pérex d'Ors
  • Dealing and scholarship : The Heim Gallery, London, 1966-1995 / J. Patrice Marandel
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque paintings / Ian Kennedy
  • Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., and his collection of Italian Baroque paintings / Eric Zafran
  • Better late than never : collecting Baroque painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Andrea Bayer.
"A collection of essays on the American collecting of Italian Baroque paintings in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Looks at the influence of art exhibitions and exhibition catalogues on the understanding and popularity of Italian Baroque art"--Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)