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Publication : « François de Cuvilliés : Rokokodesigner am Münchner Hof ».

VORHERR Albrecht (dir.), François de Cuvilliés : Rokokodesigner am Münchner Hof, Munich, Allitera Verlag, 2018, 280 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Zum 250 Todestag von Francois de Cuvilliés (1695–1768) am 14. April 2018 erscheint diese Anthologie mit pointierten Texten namhafter Wissenschaftler zum großen Architekten und Designer des Rokokos. Elf Beiträge widmen sich dem stilsicheren Genie und vergessen dabei nicht die bitteren Seiten seiner Vita. Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Forschung wird Cuvilliés zum einen als Künstler und Mensch vorgestellt, zum anderen auch ein Schlaglicht auf die Epoche des Rokoko in München geworfen: Handwerker- und Hofleben, Verwaltung und Realisierung barocker Bauprojekte, luxuriöses Design öffentlicher Bauten, Palais und Schlösser, Theater- und Festkultur. Der Belgier François de Cuvillies hat wie kein anderer die Haupt- und Residenzstadt mit seiner Bau- und Ausstattungskunst geprägt und das kurfürstliche München auf dem Niveau von Paris, Dresden und Venedig zum Strahlen gebracht. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « L’artiste et l’objet : La création dans les arts décoratifs (XVIIIe-XXe siècle) ».

GRIL-MARIOTTE Aziza (dir.), L’artiste et l’objet : La création dans les arts décoratifs (XVIIIe-XXe siècle), Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2018, 240 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Cet ouvrage entend étudier l’artiste et l’objet, trop souvent considérés comme antinomiques dans les arts décoratifs. En effet, l’artiste incarne l’Art qui s’exprime dans une œuvre unique tandis que l’objet renvoie à une forme produite en plusieurs exemplaires, souvent dotée d’une fonction utilitaire. Pourtant, du XVIIIe au début du XXe siècle, des artistes sont à l’œuvre pour imaginer de nouvelles formes ou transmettre des décors déjà connus. Les modalités de collaboration des artistes avec les manufactures et les entreprises connaissent alors de profondes mutations. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Lexicographie artistique : formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne/ Artistic lexicography : forms, uses and issues in Early Modern Europe ».

HECK Michèle-Caroline (dirs.), FREYSSINET Marianne (dirs.) et TROUVE Stéphanie (dirs.), Lexicographie artistique : formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne/ Artistic lexicography : forms, uses and issues in Early Modern Europe, Montpellier, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018, 452 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Dans des approches croisées, les thématiques développées dans cet ouvrage apportent un regard neuf sur les formes, usages et enjeux de la lexicographie artistique à l’époque moderne. Dans une perspective de circulation des concepts et des pratiques, et de perméabilité des frontières artistiques, le mot se révèle être un précieux laboratoire de l’exercice de la pratique artistique et un champ d’exploration des réseaux culturels qui traversent et font l’Europe. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Die Fresken von Joseph Mages (1728–1769) : Zwischen barocker Frömmigkeit und katholischer Aufklärung ».

DREYER Angelika, Die Fresken von Joseph Mages (1728–1769) : Zwischen barocker Frömmigkeit und katholischer Aufklärung, Regensburg, Schnell & Steiner, 2017, 312 p

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Josef Mages (1729–1769) setzte sich in seinen Freskenausstattungen richtungsweisend mit den Reformbestrebungen der katholischen Aufklärung auseinander. Seinen vom künstlerischen Umfeld der Augsburger Kunstakademie geprägten Deckenmalereien wird hier erstmals eine umfassende Studie gewidmet, die zugleich eine wesentliche Lücke in der Erforschung des süddeutschen Barocks schließt. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Predecessori, contemporanei e successori : Studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely, Studi sul Settecento Romano ».

NEVOLA Francesco Nevola (dir.), Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Predecessori, contemporanei e successori : Studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely, Studi sul Settecento Romano, volume 32, Rome, Sapienza Università di Roma, 2016, 400 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

• Francesco Nevola, John Wilton-Ely: Una vita con Piranesi
• Jörg Garms, Il rococò in Italia e la vicenda di Piranesi
• Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, On the Eve of the Graeco-Roman Controversy: Pierre Jean Mariette and Bouchardon’s Fountain of the Four Seasons
• Francesco Nevola, Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Origins as a Vedutista: The impact of Canaletto and Bellotto
• Myra Nan Rosenfeld, Piranesi’s Grotteschi: A Visual Expression of the Literary Aims of the Accademia degli Arcadi

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Publication : « Building Washington : Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790−1840 ».

KAPSCH Robert, Building Washington : Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790−1840, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018, 384 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In 1790, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson set out to build a new capital for the United States of America in just ten years. The area they selected on the banks of the Potomac River, a spot halfway between the northern and southern states, had few resources or inhabitants. Almost everything needed to build the federal city would have to be brought in, including materials, skilled workers, architects, and engineers. It was a daunting task, and these American Founding Fathers intended to do it without congressional appropriation. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Versailles en ses marbres ».

MOUQUIN Sophie, Versailles en ses marbres, Paris, Arthena, 2018, 448 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Les marbriers qui travaillaient pour le roi de France n’ont sans doute jamais atteint la renommée et la célébrité des peintres, sculpteurs, architectes ou même des ébénistes du Grand Siècle. Ils furent pourtant des artisans indispensables à certaines des plus grandes réalisations des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. C’est à partir des sources anciennes, de documents conservés aux Archives nationales et de l’étude des œuvres, que cette « histoire du marbre » est présentée. Explorant tant la matière et les enjeux de son approvisionnement que les hommes qui la façonnaient, ou encore les œuvres produites qui composaient de véritables tableaux polychromes, Versailles en ses marbres apporte un regard inédit sur les décors qui firent la gloire et la beauté des demeures de Louis XIV. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Artemisia Gentileschi in a Changing Light ».

BARKER Sheila (dir.), Artemisia Gentileschi in a Changing Light, Turnhout, Brepols, 2017, 247 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Raised to the status of an international luminary by her contemporaries and now revered as one of the defining talents of the seventeenth century, Artemisia Gentileschi poses urgent questions for today’s scholars. The recent outpouring of new attributions and archival discoveries has profoundly enriched our knowledge of the artist, but it has also complicated, and sometimes contradicted, the former storyline. If she was illiterate and unschooled, how did she befriend Galileo and court playwright Jacopo Cicognini?  If she could not pay her bills, why did she continue to spend lavishly? How can we define her authorship if we admit workshop productions to her oeuvre? In these essays, an international cast of scholars and experts grapples with these problems, opening new paths of inquiry and laying bare their methodologies in fields as diverse as laboratory analysis, archival research, cultural history, literary analysis, and feminist art history. Among these approaches, connoisseurship takes center stage. By reconstructing  the chronology and rationale of Artemisia’s artistic iter, connoisseurship reveals the richness of her visual dialogues, including those with prominent contemporaries such as Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Vouet, Cristofano Allori, and Stanzione; with past artistic giants like Donatello and Michelangelo; and with the various hands who passed through her workshop as collaborators and assistants. These essays infuse our understanding of Artemisia with complexity and nuance, yet they also trace her characteristic mix of intelligence and verve in her art, her correspondence, and her deft social maneuvering, running like a thread through all stages of her life.

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Publication : « Van Dyck’s Hosts in Genoa : Lucas and Cornelis de Wael’s Lives, Business Activities and Works ».

STOESSER A., Van Dyck’s Hosts in Genoa : Lucas and Cornelis de Wael’s Lives, Business Activities and Works, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018, 2 vol., 1028 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Long overshadowed by the brilliance of their close friend, Anthony van Dyck, Lucas and Cornelis de Wael, active as artists and dealers in Antwerp, Genoa and Rome, have largely been ignored in Flemish art historical literature. No monograph on them has appeared since 1925. This book aims to rectify this situation by giving a global overview of their wide-ranging pursuits. However, before assessing their personal histories it first examines the historical context, particularly with respect to the 17th-century art market in these three cities, with special attention given to its structure in Genoa, so far neglected in surveys of the Italian markets. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Johann Michael Wansleben’s Travels in the Levant, 1671-1674 : An Annotated Edition of his Italian Report ».

HAMILTON Alastair (dir.), Johann Michael Wansleben’s Travels in the Levant, 1671-1674 : An Annotated Edition of his Italian Report, Leyde, Brill, 2018, 490 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Johann Michael Wansleben’s Travels in the Levant, 1671–1674 is a hitherto unpublished version of a remarkable description of Egypt and the Levant by the German scholar traveller Wansleben, or Vansleb (as he was known in France). He set out for the East in 1671 to collect manuscripts and antiquities for the French king and also produced the best study of the Copts to have appeared to date. This book recounts his travels in Syria, Turkey and Egypt, his everyday life in Cairo, and his anthropological and archeological discoveries which include the Graeco-Roman Ǧabbārī cemetery in Alexandria, the Roman city of Antinopolis on the Nile, the Coptic monastery of St Anthony on the Red Sea and the Red and White monasteries in Upper Egypt. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Pretty Gentleman : Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World »

MCNEIL Peter, Pretty Gentleman : Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2018, 256 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The term ‘macaroni’ was once as familiar a label as ‘punk’ or ‘hipster’ is today. In this handsomely illustrated book devoted to notable 18th-century British male fashion, award-winning author and fashion historian Peter McNeil brings together dress, biography, and historical events with the broader visual and material culture of the late 18th century. For thirty years, macaroni was a highly topical word, yielding a complex set of social, sexual, and cultural associations. Pretty Gentlemen is grounded in surviving dress, archival documents, and art spanning hierarchies and genres, from scurrilous caricature to respectful portrait painting. Celebrities hailed and mocked as macaroni include politician Charles James Fox, painter Richard Cosway, freed slave Julius ‘Soubise’, and criminal parson Reverend Dodd. The style also rapidly spread to neighboring countries in cross-cultural exchange, while Horace Walpole, George III, and Queen Charlotte were active critics and observers of these foppish men. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Challenge of the Sublime : From Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic Art ».

IBATA Hélène, The Challenge of the Sublime : From Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic Art, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2018, 336 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This book examines the links between the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain and  eighteenth-century theories of the sublime. Edmund Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), in particular, is shown to have directly or indirectly challenged visual artists to explore not just new themes, but also new compositional strategies and visual media such as panoramas and book illustrations, by arguing that the sublime was beyond the reach of painting. More significantly, it began to call into question mimetic representational models, causing artists to reflect about the presentation of the unpresentable and drawing attention to the process of artistic production itself, rather than the finished artwork. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Tiepolo’s Pictorial Imagination : Drawings for Palazzo Clerici ».

BARCHAM William, Tiepolo’s Pictorial Imagination : Drawings for Palazzo Clerici, New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, 2017, 63 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In 1740 Giambattista Tiepolo completed his grand ceiling fresco for the Gallery of Palazzo Clerici, Milan. Unlike his previous ceilings, this was a long gallery that could not be seen in its entirety from a single viewpoint; instead, the ceiling unrolls overhead in a scroll-like manner as visitors pass down the long Gallery. A large group of preparatory studies survives for the ceiling, and these permit us to consider how Tiepolo responded to this daunting assignment and produced a series of interrelated figure groups to decorate the vault. Nearly all today at the Morgan Library & Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museo Horne in Florence, these drawings have long been recognized as studies for the ceiling, but never before has there been a sustained attempt to trace Tiepolo’s creative process through the dozens of sheets. William Barcham’s study of the Clerici drawings thus offers new perspectives not only on the Clerici ceiling but more broadly on Tiepolo’s pictorial imagination and inventive genius. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Interacting with Print : Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation ».

The Multigraph Collective, Interacting with Print : Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2018), 416 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers on this premise, reworking the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a ‘multigraph’, the collective work of twenty-two scholars who together have assembled an alphabetically arranged tour of key concepts for the study of print culture, from Anthologies and Binding to Publicity and Taste. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture : The Birth of the French School, 1648–1793 ».

MICHEL Christian, The Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture : The Birth of the French School, 1648–1793, traduction par Chris Miller, (Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, 2018, 424 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French Academy of Painting and Sculpture)—perhaps the single most influential art institution in history—governed the arts in France for more than 150 years, from its founding in 1648 until its abolition in 1793. Christian Michel’s sweeping study presents an authoritative, in-depth analysis of the Académie’s history and legacy. Continuer la lecture