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Author : Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana
ISBN : MINN:31951D001998348
Genre : Art museums
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Category: Art museums

The Age Of The Marvelous

Author : Hood Museum of Art
ISBN : UOM:39015025152524
Genre : History
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"Published to accompany the exhibition The Age of the Marvelous, organized by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, this catalogue offers the most thorough treatment of the subject to date. The essays were written by a team of scholars assembled by guest curator Joy Kenseth, Associate Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College and a specialist in Italian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Dr. Kenseth's introduction addresses both the criteria of the marvelous and the contemporary influences on this phenomenon. A second essay describes the cabinets of curiosities known as Kunst- und Wunderkammern (rooms of art and marvels), that flourished at the time. James Mirollo, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, then examines the aesthetics of the marvelous in literature." "The following three essays, dealing with anthropological, zoological and botanical wonders, are written by James Welu, Director of the Worcester Art Museum; William Ashworth, Associate Professor of the History of Science at the University of Missouri; and Elisabeth MacDougall, former Director of Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks." "The last three essays, describing marvels of art, are contributed by Mark Weil, Professor of Art History at Washington University, St. Louis; Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting at The National Gallery of Art in Washington; and Zirka Filipczak, Professor of Art History at Williams College.".
Category: History

Catalogue Of The Collection

Author : Museum of Fine Arts (Saint Petersburg, Fla.)
ISBN : UOM:39015043123614
Genre : Art
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Dutch Paintings In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9781588392732
Genre : Painting
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Presents a catalog that surveys the Dutch paintings found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Category: Painting

To Be Or Not To Be

Author : Raymond J. Kelly
ISBN : UCSD:31822035553569
Genre : Death in art
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Mr Collier S Letter Racks

Author : Dror Wahrman
ISBN : 9780199910960
Genre : History
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Three hundred years ago, an unprecedented explosion in inexpensive, disposable print--newspapers, pamphlets, informational publications, artistic prints--ushered in a media revolution that forever changed our relationship to information. One unusually perceptive man, an obscure Dutch/British still life painter named Edward Collier, understood the full significance of these momentous changes and embedded in his work secret warnings about the inescapable slippages between author and print, meaning and text, viewer and canvas, perception and reality. Working around 1700, Collier has been neglected, even forgotten, precisely because his secret messages have never been noticed, let alone understood. Until now. In Mr. Collier's Letter Racks, Dror Wahrman recovers the tale of an extraordinary illusionist artist who engaged in a wholly original way with a major transformation of his generation. Wahrman shows how Collier developed a hidden language within his illusionist paintings--replete with minutely coded messages, witty games, intricate allusions, and private jokes--to draw attention to the potential and the pitfalls of this new information age. A remarkably shrewd and prescient commentator on the changes unfolding around him, not least the advent of a new kind of politics following the Glorious Revolution, Collier performed a post-modernist critique of modernity long before the modern age. His trompe l'oeil paintings are filled with seemingly disconnected, enigmatic objects--letters, seals, texts of speeches, magnifying glasses, title pages--and with teasingly significant details that require the viewer to lean in and peer closely. Wahrman does just that, taking on the role of detective/cultural historian to unravel the layers of deceptions contained within Collier's extraordinary paintings. Written with passionate enthusiasm and including more than 70 color illustrations, Mr. Collier's Letter Racks is a spell-binding feat of cultural history, illuminating not only the work of an eccentric genius but the media revolution of his period, the birth of modern politics, and the nature of art itself.
Category: History

Island To Empire

Author : Art Gallery of South Australia
ISBN : UCSD:31822029607017
Genre : Art
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The important book surveys Britain's art tradition from the British Renaissance in the mid-16th century as the country became the center of the "civilized" world. With the prohibition against t the religious imagery that is basic to European art, the British developed a down-to-earth perspective, a confidence and an individualism that became their hallmark.
Category: Art

The Comb

Author : Jen Cruse
ISBN : IND:30000123930194
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Comb surveys the wide spectrum of the subject from ancient cultures to the 20th century. The principal materials together with the combmaker's craft are described, up to and including the important plastics developed since the mid-19th century. There are brief descriptions of the decorative elements that further embellish combs, together with a comprehensive glossary of terms associated with the subject. The book elaborates on the use of combs as articles of grooming and dressing, on ornamental combs as costume accessories, and on combs which have had specific purposes at various points in history such as those used within a liturgical setting. A short section also refers to combs depicted in paintings and stained glass, on family shields and tombstones, and on ceramics and textiles. Global in content, the study illustrates the comb as a personal possession with the context of widely differing cultures. The author has drawn on the knowledge, expertise, and experience of other collectors and scholars which, together with the results from her own original research, form a wide-ranging reference book to fascinate and beguile anyone interested in the many facets of the subject.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Popular Art

Author : Elizabeth Adan
ISBN : UCSC:32106013343261
Genre : Arts and society
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Category: Arts and society

The Dutch Gamepiece

Author : Scott A. Sullivan
ISBN : UOM:39015017082499
Genre : Animals in art
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Afbeeldingen van stillevens met dood wild en jachtbuit - uit de periode ca. 1635-1720 - van Nederlandse schilders, voorafgegaan door een inleiding over de ontwikkelingsgeschiedenis van dit genre
Category: Animals in art