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Hardiman & Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781922669896
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
James Hardiman’s 1820 History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, is a book treasured as a classic of Irish history and tradition, and the Galway he knew so well has continued to build upon its medieval foundations and cultivate its unique heritage. With an inquiring mind and exceptional diligence, Hardiman paved the way for others to follow — and here in Hardiman & Beyond a host of today’s writers explore two further centuries of Galway’s history; the vibrant cultural and artistic life of this compact and energetic city on the edge of Europe."This intricate cultural history of Galway demonstrates the power of visual and performing arts in vitalising and revitalising our lives.
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 Cover
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.
John Ford Cover John Ford Cover
Format: 
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780813198507
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 131 b&w illustrations
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780813198378
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 131 b&w illustrations
Description:
Orson Welles was once asked which directors he most admired. He replied: "The old masters. By which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford.
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’).
Mavericks Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780813197944
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 26 b&w illustrations
Description:
The auteur theory - the belief that a director's personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the key artist in making a film - was first popularized in America by film critic Andrew Sarris. In the New Hollywood Era of the 1960s and 1970s, as weakening studio control granted directors more artistic freedom, the theory gained traction, embraced by both the media and by directors themselves, and it came to be a significant factor in the filmmaking process. With its almost ubiquitous acceptance, the auteur theory also had, in hindsight, a negative effect.
Under the Greenwood Tree Cover Under the Greenwood Tree Cover
Format: 
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198835
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198842
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
In the summer of 1960, director C. Douglas Ramey took his Carriage House Players theater company down the street from their Old Louisville venue to Central Park, where the actors performed scenes from the Shakespeare classic Much Ado about Nothing. Buoyed by the enthusiastic audience response, Ramey's company returned to the park the next year for the first full season of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.
Pagan Babies Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9798218186012
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Illustrations: 55 b&w illustrations
Description:
A vital moment in Kentucky's queer history captured in sumptuous visuals—half a century in the making.The conceptual lovechild of photographer John Denny Ashley and artist Robert Morgan, Pagan Babies has at long last emerged as a vibrant witness to a particular moment in American history, a time when sexual revolution and gay liberation manifested even in small Southern towns like Lexington, Kentucky.Pagan Babies, the name adopted by Morgan and his band of guerrilla-style street artists, was a natural moniker for this collection, which draws inspiration from art-house movies, Greek mythology, Ovid, Shakespeare, the decadence of Weimar Berlin, punk rock, the Pre-Raphaelites, David Bowie, and—above all—the expressive and ingenious realm of queer Kentucky.
From the Visual to the Visionary Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9788869774201
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Art
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
This book aims to investigate Surrealism’s precedents in visual tradition and to explore its influence on contemporary art. Taking the ideational power of vision as their starting point, these thirteen essays apply different perspectives to themes essential to the Surrealist avant-garde — dreams, magic, madness — but also mystic visions, hybridity and the ongoing relevance of syncretic figures as protean germinations of the irrational. The collection opens with a reconsideration of André Breton’s late book, L’Art magique (1957).
Street Cat Tales and Tangled Times Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781938086984
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Illustrations: 210 color illustrations: 125 photographs and 85 digital montages by the author
Description:
In his award-winning book, American/True Colors, Stephen Marc presents one of the most comprehensive photographic surveys ever conducted about America and Americans. For his efforts–the survey includes both the Obama and Trump presidencies–or his artistry, and for his unique African-American perspective, the Independent Publishers Book Awards gave American/True Colors its 2021 Gold Medal for the Best Book of the Year in Photography.But Stephen Marc was not finished with telling the American story.
Ian McKeever – Against Architecture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781910221587
Pub Date: 06 Mar 2024
Illustrations: 90
Description:
British artist Ian McKeever has been working on the international stage for more than five decades. This, his latest publication, documents Against Architecture – an exhibition that had its first incarnation, curated by Robin Klassnik, at Matt’s Gallery, London (5 February to 19 March 2017) before being reconceived and presented as Against Architecture, Remodelled at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth (3 November 2023 to 18 January 2024), curated by Violet M McClean as part of TheGallery’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations. McKeever was made an AUB Honorary Fellow in 2002 and launched TheGallery’s text + work programme in 2004.
Five Bay Landscapes Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780822947394
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Description:
Threatened by issues of environmental health, climate change, population growth, and industrial demands, the coastal zone of the Great Lakes reflects an increasingly dysfunctional relationship between the people of the basin and the resources that support them. Perhaps no place is the physical manifestation of this struggle more evident than in the basin’s shallow bays. While many regional and local responses to these issues focus on methods of control, Five Bay Landscapes argues that responses should begin with critical, experiential, and pluralistic understandings of place.
The Art of the Ring Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781915401069
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 250
Description:
The distinguished private collection, known as the Griffin Collection, comprises in its entirety examples of every category of ring – signet, devotional, memorial, decorative – dating from antiquity to modern times. This catalogue focuses on about one hundred special rings, chosen as highlights of this extensive collection with the aim to offer the reader a real history of the art of the ring across the ages.Covering as they do so many facets of civilization, rings tell us more about the hopes, aspirations, taste and sentiments of our ancestors than any other jewels surviving from the past.
Frank Auerbach Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781913645595
Pub Date: 09 Feb 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 70
Description:
Accompanying an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads presents a remarkable series of hauntingly beautiful largescale drawings by the artist. The catalogue includes a new piece of writing on one of the drawings from critically acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín. This catalogue explores one of Frank Auerbach’s most remarkable bodies of work – a series of large-scale portrait heads made in charcoal, produced during his early years as a young artist in postwar London.