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For the Love of It Amateuring and Its Rivals
ISBN: PB: 9780226065861, ISBN: HB: 9780226065854, University of Chicago Press, October 2000
248 pp., 23x15 cm
"For the Love of It" is a story not only of one intimate struggle between a man and his cello, but also of the larger struggle between a society obsessed with success and individuals who choose challenging hobbies that yield no payoff except the love...
Place of the Antique in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: PB: 9780935573282, University of Chicago Press, Smart Museum of Art, September 2000
110 pp., 27.9x20.3 cm, 9 colour plates, 81 halftones
A scholar's desk, a warlord's castle, a pope's altar, the mouth of a volcano: in the minds of early modern Europeans, all evoked memories of ancient times, from Egyptian pharaohs to Roman emperors. The essays in this catalog explore the influence of...
Pope's Body
ISBN: HB: 9780226034379, University of Chicago Press, July 2000
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 6 colour plates, 10 halftones
In contrast to the role traditionally fulfilled by secular rulers, the pope has been perceived as an individual person existing in a body subject to decay and death, yet at the same time a corporeal representation of Christ and the Church, eternity a...
Armenia A Historical Atlas
ISBN: HB: 9780226332284, University of Chicago Press, May 2000
342 pp., 43.4x28 cm, 278 colour maps, 3 line drawings
From its conversion to Christianity to the Genocide during World War I, from the Soviet occupation to its recent independence, Armenia has seen a long and often turbulent history. In the magnificent "Armenia: A Historical Atlas", Robert H. Hewsen tra...
Medieval Kitchen Recipes from France and Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780226706856, University of Chicago Press, April 2000
304 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates, numerous line illus.
"The Medieval Kitchen" is a delightful work in which historians Odile Redon, Francoise Sabban, and Silvano Serventi rescue from dark obscurity the glorious cuisine of the Middle Ages. Medieval gastronomy turns out to have been superb – a wonderful me...
Fragmented Devotion Medieval Objects from the Schnutgen Museum in Cologne
ISBN: PB: 9781892850010, University of Chicago Press, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, March 2000
150 pp., 27.6x20.1 cm, 15 colour plates, 80 black&white photographs
Medieval art survives today as fragments of larger works, usually displayed by historical period, geographic location, artistic medium, or iconographic theme".Fragmented Devotion" is the first exhibition to explore the meanings these fragments have i...
Exhibiting Experimental Art in China
ISBN: PB: 9780935573336, University of Chicago Press, Smart Museum of Art, February 2000
224 pp., 28.1x18.6 cm, 111 colour plates, 29 halftones
In his new book, Wu Hung raises timely questions about artistic freedom and censorship. Here, as in the Smart Museum's exhibition "Canceled: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China", Wu uses the government's cancellation of the exhibition It's Me (Beiji...