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West 86th A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226336930, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
176 pp., 24x19 cm, 55 colour plates, 45 halftones
Published on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center, "West 86th" focuses on scholarship in material culture, design history, and the decorative arts. In this issue, Eric Anderson examines how Angerer's photographs of Hans Makart's studio were informed by...
Catalogue of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Barbaric Coins in the Charles University Collection (364-1092 A.D.)
ISBN: PB: 9788024622408, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, January 2014
96 pp., 30.4x20.3 cm, 243 colour plates
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The collection of ancient coins at Charles University has existed in its present state since 1945. That year Greek, Roman, and other ancient coins were entrusted to the care of the Seminar...
Silver Judaica From the Collection of the Jewish Museum in Prague
ISBN: PB: 9788087366127, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, January 2014
315 pp., 21.5x16.5 cm, 530 colour plates
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The Jewish Museum in Prague is home to a variety of silver Jewish ritual artifacts, from Kiddush cups, Hanukkah lamps, and Torah decorations, to the dozens of other objects used in observi...
Treasuring the Gaze Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures
ISBN: HB: 9780226309668, University of Chicago Press, February 2013
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 53 halftones, 24 colour illus.
The end of the eighteenth century saw the start of a new craze in Europe: tiny portraits of single eyes that were exchanged by lovers or family members. Worn as brooches or pendants, these minuscule eyes served the same emotional need as more convent...
Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave
ISBN: PB: 9780945323228, University of Chicago Press, WhiteWalls, January 2012
163 pp., 25.1x20.3 cm, throughout illus.
"Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind Weave" documents an exhibition of the same title organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art and visual artist Anne Wilson to investigate the global crisis of production and skill-based textile labor. This volume includes evoca...
Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses The Synagogue to the Carousel, Jewish Carving Traditions
ISBN: HB: 9781584656371, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, October 2007
196 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Based on more than 20 years of original research in Europe, Israel, and the United States by artist Murray Zimiles, and accompanied by an essay by distinguished Judaica scholar Vivian B.Mann, this book is the first fully developed study of the secula...