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Tale of Genji A Japanese Classic Illuminated
ISBN: HB: 9781588396655, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
368 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 304 colour illus.
With its vivid descriptions of imperial society, gardens, and architecture in early 11th-century Japan, "The Tale of Genji" – recognized as the world's first psychological novel – has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic tradit...
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Weaving Modernism Postwar Tapestry Between Paris and New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300232592, Yale University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 59 colour illus., 45 black&white illus.
With a revelatory analysis of how the postwar French tapestry revival provided a medium for modern art and a model for its discourse and marketing on both sides of the Atlantic, "Weaving Modernism" presents a fascinating reexamination of modernism's...
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World Between Empires Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East
ISBN: HB: 9781588396839, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
332 pp., 27.9x25.1 cm, 344 colour illus.
Emerging as an urgent response to the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq, Syria, and Iran, this publication examines the art and architecture of regions that served as major trade routes between the Roman and Parthian Empires from 100 B.C. to A...
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Roni Horn When I Breathe, I Draw
ISBN: HB: 9780300233155, Yale University Press, March 2019
130 pp., 24.1x19 cm, 55 colour and black&white illus.
Describing drawing as her "primary activity", for over thirty years, Roni Horn (b. 1955) has created innovative and experimental works on paper marked by both conceptual and technical complexity. This carefully curated survey of the artist's drawings...
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Boilly Scenes of Parisian Life
ISBN: HB: 9781857096439, National Gallery London, March 2019
96 pp., 26x24.8 cm, 40 colour illus.
In a long career that spanned the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Bourbon Restoration, Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761-1845) created innovative and daring paintings in the midst of the most turbulent times. Bringing together two...
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Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age
ISBN: HB: 9780300230079, Yale University Press, March 2019
496 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 70 colour illus.
The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch wo...
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Bouguereau and America
ISBN: HB: 9780300241358, Yale University Press, March 2019
192 pp., 30.5x25.4 cm, 114 colour illus.
Seeking to bring Gallic sophistication and worldly elegance into their galleries and drawing rooms, wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) in record numbers. This fasci...
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Thomas Gainsborough The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters
ISBN: SET: 9780300232097, Yale University Press, March 2019
1112 pp., 29.2x24.1 cm, 1300 colour and black&white illus.
Scholars and enthusiasts alike will revel in this ambitious two-volume catalogue raisonn of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits and copies of Old Master works. The catalogue contains approximately 1,100 paintings, including nearly 200 works newly attribu...
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To Describe a Life Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
ISBN: HB: 9780300230383, Yale University Press, March 2019
160 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 70 colour illus.
By turns historical, critical, and personal, this book examines the use of art – and love – as a resource amid the recent wave of shootings by American police of innocent black women and men. Darby English attends to a cluster of artworks created in...
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Lucio Fontana On the Threshold
ISBN: HB: 9781588396822, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
236 pp., 26.7x21 cm, 156 colour illus., 74 duotone illus.
A major figure of postwar European art and a binational resident of Argentina and Italy, Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) blurred numerous boundaries in his life and art, crossing borders both literally and figuratively. This volume takes a fresh look at th...
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