Arts & Architecture  /  Art History
Paris 1924 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645601
Pub Date: 19 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 100
Description:
This catalogue sheds new light on the Paris Olympics of 1924, often considered the first international games. From their origins in ancient Greece to their modern transformation into a visually powerful event on the world stage, the Olympics have retained their unique place in sport and culture. Published to coincide with the Paris Olympics of 2024, the book accompanies a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
The Art of Conservation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781916237841
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 170
Description:
This fascinating volume presents a wide-ranging overview of one of the lesser known yet fundamental disciplines of Art History: conservation. What happens when art ages? By bringing together some of the leading experts in the field, the essays chart a journey through the theoretical, aesthetic and technical debates surrounding the conservation of Old Masters.
Far and Away Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781913645564
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This beautifully illustrated and scholarly catalogue presents a selection of exceptional drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Yoshida Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645694
Pub Date: 19 Jun 2024
Imprint: Dulwich
Illustrations: 60
Description:
This catalogue, the fi rst of its kind in the UK, accompanying the 2024 exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, explores the important contribution to Japanese woodblock printing of the Yoshida family, from patriarch Hiroshi down to the current generation, led by Yoshida Ayomi. The story of the Yoshida family has been woven into the story of Japanese printmaking across two centuries, with each generation infusing this traditional art form with their sensitivity and imagination. Trained as a painter and watercolourist, Yoshida Hiroshi (1876–1950) was a pioneer of the shin hanga artistic movement, which revived the traditional ukiyo-e prints (‘pictures of the floating world’) focusing on beautiful landscapes and landmarks and combined them with Western influences.
Animation between Magic, Miracles and Mechanics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9788772196534
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
“Animation” implies that the image or figural object is alive, endowed with anima: a “soul”, “spirit” or “vital principle.” In the Middle Ages, holy or emphatically unholy imagery often possessed an ability to come to life, to act and do things, to move and gesticulate, to speak and exude. This “life” might be a result of natural or supernatural principles; it might be a work of magic, a work of mechanics or a miracle (a divine work).
Mongol Shamans Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788772197760
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
The costumes and ritual equipment presented in this volume were obtained from shamans in Mongolia and Siberia and represent today a unique cultural world heritage. They were collected in the 1930s by two Danish legendary travelers, Henning Haslund-Christensen in Mongolia, and Knud Rasmussen in Siberia. Parts of the material were described by Haslund-Christensen in earlier publications, but with senior researcher Rolf Gilberg’s manuscript, the entire material is now thoroughly described, analyzed and presented in a context for an international public.

Fruits of Friendship

Portraits by Mary Beale
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645748
Pub Date: 01 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 45
Description:
Accompanying a major exhibition at Philip Mould & Company, Fruit of Friendship: Portraits by Mary Beale presents the work of the remarkable sevenenteenth-century woman artist. Mary Beale (1633–1699) was Britain’s first woman artist to run a successful studio practice. In an era when the arts in Britain were flourishing and portraitists were in high demand, Beale established a unique practice that set her apart from her competitors and brought her great acclaim.
Rex Whistler Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645618
Pub Date: 25 May 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
Focusing on the British virtuoso Rex Whistler (1905–1944), who was linked to many of the most illustrious figures of the inter-war period, this book explores an exceptional case of artistic patronage in the twentieth century. In weaving together social and art history, this beautifully illustrated volume will be as much about the artist as it is about his patrons. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, which holds the Rex Whistler Archive.
Henry Moore Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781913645663
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 50
Description:
Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986) was one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. This catalogue considers Moore’s celebrated Shelter drawings as the point of departure for a new reading of the artist’s fascination with images of walls, during and immediately after World War II. It accompanies a focused exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery.
Augustus John & the First Crisis of Brilliance Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781901192650
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Piano Nobile
Description:
Augustus John & the First Crisis of Brilliance tells the story of a remarkable generation and its artistic achievements. Accompanying Piano Nobile’s exhibition of the same title, the publication explores the artistic networks around Augustus John before the First World War. John was closely acquainted with many of his highly talented contemporaries and this publication considers his relationship to Jacob Epstein, James Dickson Innes, Gwen John, Henry Lamb, Derwent Lees, Wyndham Lewis and William Orpen.
Carved in Stone Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780819501240
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Description:
Evocative photographs and essay illuminate early American gravestones. Gravestones are colonial America's earliest sculpture and they provide a unique physical link to the European people who settled here. Carved in Stone book is an elegant collection of over 80 fine duotone photographs, each a personal meditation on an old stone carving, and on New England's past, where these stones tell stories about death at sea, epidemics such as small pox, the loss of children, and a grim view of the afterlife.
Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781938086533
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Illustrations: 112 color and 23 black-and-white illustrations
Description:
This book is a beautiful and engaging presentation of drawings and letters by John Douglas Woodward, (1846–1924), a prominent American artist/illustrator during the 1870s and 1880s. He was on assignment for New York publisher D. Appleton and Co.
The McCarthy Collection Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781915401052
Pub Date: 04 Apr 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Series: The McCarthy Collection
Description:
This substantial catalogue explores a remarkable collection of medieval European sculpture. Richly detailed with plentiful illustrations and original research, it is a notable contribution to medieval scholarship.The McCarthy collection comprises more than 150 specimens of medieval European sculpture, produced over a period of nearly 600 years.
Liberty to the Imagination Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781913645557
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 60
Description:
This elegant publication presents for the first time the Eveillard Gift of drawings to the Morgan Library& Museum. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan and includes a catalogue of the works with entries by drawings experts. The Morgan celebrates the 100th year of its founding with a series of exhibitions devoted to promised gifts to the museum, including 28 drawings from the holdings of New Yorkbased collectors Jean-Marie and Elizabeth Eveillard, which will be on view during the summer of 2024.

The Wider Goldsmiths' Trade in Elizabethan London

Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781915401076
Pub Date: 22 Mar 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 280
Description:
The Wider Goldsmiths’ Trade in Elizabethan and Stuart London is the first book to study all aspects of the Goldsmiths’ trade. It challenges the assumption that the manufacture of silver plate and gold jewellery was the trade's only activity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It considers associated activities such as refining, wiredrawing, and the making of small-swords and watches, as well as the development of the modern banking system.
King David and the Wise Women Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781913645625
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Imprint: Waddesdon
Illustrations: 30
Description:
This gem of a catalogue accompanies an exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, on one of the great painters of 17th-century Italy, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591-1666). It brings together for the fi rst time Waddesdon’s King David with three paintings of sibyls (female prophets from classical antiquity) on loan from the National Gallery and the Royal Collection. Readers and viewers alike will be immersed in the poetry, colour and majesty of these four works, which were all painted in the year 1651 by the great Italian artist Guercino (‘The Squinter’).