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xxviii, 388 pages : illustrations (color), facsimiles ; 26 cm.
"Art in a Time of War seeks to fill an important gap in our knowledge of painting in fifteenth-century France. Focusing on the work of "the Master of Morgan 453, " an accomplished, if unnamed, manuscript illuminator, Clark identifies, compares, and analyzes all extant books that can be attributed to the painter and reconstructs his career on the basis of a wide range of liturgical as well as art-historical criteria. In examining collaborations and workshop practices involving many different illuminators who hailed not only from Northern France but also from the Netherlands, Clark's work also sheds light on complex artistic interchanges between France, Flanders, and England at a time of profound political change. The survey of the career of the Morgan 453 Master and his intense artistic milieu is complemented by a comprehensive catalogue of manuscripts and a checklist of Parisian illuminators and manuscripts, ca. 1420-1450, as well as liturgical appendices and an associated website."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911300083 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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466 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 452 pages, 30 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Vorwort der Reihenherausgeber
  • Dank der Herausgeber
  • Überlegungen zur frühen Genrekunst
  • Zur Einführung : Bauern, Bäder und Bordelle?, oder : Was soll uns die frühe Genremalerei sagen? / Jürgen Müller, Birgit Ulrike Münch
  • Die Welt als Bordell : Überlegungen zur Genremalerei Jan van Amstels / Jürgen Müller
  • Genremalerei im Theoriediskurs und die 'Schwingungsweiten' der Gattung mit Blick auf die 'Melkmeid' des Lucas van Leyden / Birgit Ulrike Münch
  • Der Niemand vor Bruegel / Christopher P. Heuer
  • Die frühe Genremalerei und ihr 'theologischer Gehalt'
  • Pro remedio animae : Works of Mercy as Therapeutic Genre / Mitchell B. Merback
  • Lucas van Leyden's 'Toothdrawer', 1523 : Passion play merchant scenes and the religious origins of quack depictions / M A Katritzky, Milton Keynes
  • Höfische versus städtische Räume der Genremalerei
  • Der Betrachter als Beute : das Genre der Jagdmotivik als christliche und politische Standortbestimmung in einem Holzschnitt Jörg Breus d.J. von 1535 / Wolf Seiter
  • Jagd im Bild : Kultur und Darstellung herrschaftlicher Jagdausübung im spätmittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Frankreich zwischen Prunk und Performanz / Maike Schmidt
  • Genremotive im mittelalterlichen Hausbuch : Aneignungen der Ikonographie von Kunst und Philosophie im burgundisch-deutschen Kunsttransfer / Ulrike Heinrichs
  • Alltägliches im Ereignis : Fremdes im Eigenen : Zigeunergenre bei Burgkmair, van Leyden und Bruegel / Peter Bell
  • Das Privathaus als Erlebnisraum : Wandmalerei und material culture der Genrekunst
  • Die Bedeutung des Themenkreises 'Haus' in der profanen Wandmalerei des Spätmittelalters für die Genese der Genremalerei / Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck
  • Bauer, Dirne, Fußknecht : zu Dürers frühen Genremotiven und der Kultur der Nürnberger Tafelaufsätze / Thomas Schauerte
  • "Ain ieder moerck mit vleysz hiebey" : Genremotive auf bemalten Tischplatten als pädagogisches Instrument / Justus Lange
  • Wahre Liebe versus Liebe als Ware : Sexualität und Geschlechterbeziehung zwischen Minne, Bad und Bordell
  • Konversationsstücke des 15. Jahrhunderts : Überlegungen zu einigen Minnegarten-Stichen um Meister E.S. vor dem Hintergrund literarischer Minnediskurse der Zeit / Stefan Matter
  • Das kunsttheoretische Bordell : Metamalerei bei Jan van Hemessen / Bertram Kaschek
  • Zwischen Obszönität und Ideal : Überlegungen zu zwei Badedarstellungen der Beham-Brüder / Jan-David Mentzel
  • Augenlust versus innere Schau : Verlockung und Verderbnis in lasziv-genrehaften Bildfindungen an der Schwelle zur Neuzeit / Barbara Katja Kemmer
  • Kurzbiografien
  • Orts- und Personenregister
  • Farbtafeln.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Preface-- Introduction-- The 'pregnant' Magdalene, bride of Christ: Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the Cross-- The wise and foolish Magdalene: Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych-- The engaging Magdalene: Quentin Massys' Mary Magdalene Opening her Jar-- The lovesick Magdalene: the Master of the Female Half-lengths and Jan van Hemessen's musical Magdalenes-- The melancholic Magdalene: Adriaen Isenbrant and the Master of the Female Half-lengths' landscape Magdalenes-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472414953 20160614
Examining innovations in Mary Magdalene imagery in northern art 1430 to 1550, Penny Jolly explores how the saint's widespread popularity drew upon her ability to embody oppositions and embrace a range of paradoxical roles: sinner-prostitute and saint, erotic seductress and holy prophet. Analyzing paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Quentin Massys, and others, Jolly investigates artists' and audiences' responses to increasing religious tensions, expanding art markets, and changing roles for women.Using cultural ideas concerning the gendered and pregnant body, Jolly reveals how dress confirms the Magdalene's multivalent nature. In some paintings, her gown's opening laces betray her wantonness yet simultaneously mark her as Christ's spiritually pregnant Bride; elsewhere 'undress' reconfirms her erotic nature while paradoxically marking her penitence; in still other works, exotic finery expresses her sanctity while celebrating Antwerp's textile industry. New image types arise, as when the saint appears as a lovesick musician playing a lute or as a melancholic contemplative, longing for Christ. Some depictions emphasize her intercessory role through innovative pictorial strategies that invite performative viewing or relate her to the mythological Pandora and Italian Renaissance Neoplatonism. Throughout, the Magdalene's ambiguities destabilize readings of her imagery while engaging audiences across a broad social and religious spectrum.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472414953 20160614
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 376 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Paintings by Renaissance masters Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Durer, and Hans Holbein the Younger are among the works featured in this lavish volume, the first to comprehensively study the largest collection of early German paintings in America. These works, created in the 14th through 16th centuries in the region that comprises present-day Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, include religious images-such as Virgin and Child with Saint Anne by Durer and the double-sided altarpiece The Dormition of the Virgin by Hans Schaufelein-as well as remarkable portraits by Holbein and the iconic Judgment of Paris by Cranach. In all, more than 70 works are thoroughly discussed and analyzed, making this volume an incomparable resource for the study of this rich artistic period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300148978 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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316 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 41 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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342 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Museum visitors today usually see pre-16th-century Italian painted altarpieces exhibited alone, as single paintings. Yet this beautiful catalogue shows that these works were once part of decorative, integrated schemes, and the original experience for viewers of the paintings was significantly different from our own. Focusing on Italian altarpieces from the second half of the 13th century to the very end of the 15th, the book investigates the original functions and locations of altarpieces as well as the circumstances of their dislocations, dismantlings, and reconstructions. Regional variations are also analyzed, and the author examines altarpieces' formal and typological development, taking into account the wealth of related scholarship undertaken in the past thirty years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781857095258 20160606
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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244 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
404 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxi, 154 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Genealogical tables, Coats of arms, Maps
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Painting A: The Ducal Lemantation
  • Painting B: The Procession of the Magi
  • Painting C: The Medici Virgin
  • Painting D: The Lamentation of Jean d'Auxy
  • Painting E: St Jerome and a Donor
  • Painting F: The Fountain of Grace
  • Painting G: The Adoration of the Magi.
The interpretation of paintings - especially of Old Masters - has occupied art historians for generations. Rarely however have they attempted to place the subject of their research in its wider political and international context. So what can we learn, for example, about the state of 15th-century Europe by studying some of the great paintings of the time? In this innovative work, Abolala Soudavar examines seven paintings by some of the great masters of the 15th century and demonstrates how we can better understand the state of international relations and the political rivalries of the time by decoding the figures, their postures and gestures, the background scenes, the compositions and much else in these paintings.The result offers some extraordinary solutions to long-standing puzzles, which illuminate both the paintings and our understanding of the period. By decoding these paintings, Soudavar has altered the landscape of our understanding of 15th-century Art and opened the door to a kind of political and historical analysis of high culture which will affect how we study the history of art in future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845116583 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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178 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.), 1 folded illustration.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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464 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
This study provides the first exhaustive description of the materials, techniques and studio practices of Lucas Cranach the Elder (c. 1472-1553). Heydenreich draws on detailed technical examination of Cranach's paintings, as well as analysis of documentary sources, to explain the characteristic elements of more than three hunderd of Cranach's paintings. Furthermore, the author documents the breadth and diversity of Lucas Cranach the Elder's unique contribution to 16th-century German canvas painting. The importance of this almost forgotten part of the court painter's oeuvre is completely reassessed. In the process, the author provides unprecedented insight into the material and technical history of Renaissance painting in Germany. There is no similar recent publication on Cranach available -- the last monograph on the painter was published in 1974.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789053567456 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xi, 339 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
The diptych, comprising two hinged panels that can be opened and closed like a book, was prevalent in Netherlandish art and depicted subjects ranging from secular portraiture to religious personages and stories. This lavishly illustrated book, the first ever to examine this painting format, examines approximately forty Netherlandish diptychs from the 15th and 16th centuries. Featuring magnificent works by Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, and Hugo van der Goes, among others, the book covers a wide variety of topics, including painting techniques, workshop practice, and the art market in the Netherlands of the time. With fascinating discussions on each of the featured paintings, "Prayers and Portraits" reunites a number of diptychs that have long been separated. Essays examine the works in context of contemporary texts and religious practices in northern Europe, incorporating new technical information and research. They also offer invaluable insights into the social status and aspirations of the sitters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300121551 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 347 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 481 p. : ill.
The so-called Flemish Primitives, a group of fifteenth-century painters from the southern Netherlands, acquired their name in the nineteenth century. Among them were world-famous artists such as Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, the brothers Van Eyck, and Huge van der Goes. Their masterpieces, oil paintings minutely detailed in luminous color, are a high point of Western European art, which, together with the Italian Renaissance paintings, laid the foundations for modern art. This book focuses on the artistic, religious, and social significance of their art and its iconographic interpretations, as well as how the paintings themselves were collected, evaluated, and studied over the centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789053566145 20160605
An illustrated scholarly analysis of the art and the cultural interpretations of the Flemish Primitives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781417582778 20160605
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x, 481 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Objects and questions / Bernhard Ridderbos
  • Collecting early Netherlandish paintings in Europe and the United States / Till-Holger Borchert
  • From Waagen to Friedl̈̈änder / Bernhard Ridderbos
  • Realism, Renaissance and nationalism / Wessel Krul --Technical examination / Jeltje Dijkstra
  • The corpus of fifteenth-century painting in the Southern Netherlands and the principality of Liège / Henri Pauwels
  • Patronage / Maximiliaan P.J. Martens
  • Iconography and iconology / Craig Harbison.
In the fifteenth century, a number of master painters, including Jan van Eyck and Roger Campin, flourished in the Netherlands. However, by the early nineteenth century many of their works had been dispersed by the upheavals of the French Revolution. Any contemporary understanding of these artists and their paintings must take into account that historical data about them remains fragmentary and that art historians from different disciplines have approached them in varying ways. Rather than offering a chronological discussion, this book presents early Netherlandish paintings as individual objects that have confronted scholars with countless interpretive challenges. Part One analyzes the style and provenance of each work, the insights gained from it, and the questions that remain, while Part Two is devoted to the history of collecting and of art historical research and interpretation during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. Part Three addresses how three fields of modern art-historical research - technical examination, archival research into patronage, and iconology - have produced analyses of these artworks. "Early Netherlandish Painting" advances the scholarly dialogue about an important period in European art by assembling the current scholarly research in the field and underscoring the common ground among scholars from different disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780892368167 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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