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Publication : “Celebrity Culture and the Myth of Oceania in Britain 1770-1823”.

SCOBIE Ruth, Celebrity Culture and the Myth of Oceania in Britain, 1770-1823, Martlesham, Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer, 2019, 216 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

At the end of the eighteenth century metropolitan Britain was entranced by stories emanating from the furthest edge of its nascent empire. In the experience of eighteenth-century Britain, Oceania was both a real place, evidenced by the journals of adventurers like Joseph Banks, the voyage books of Captain James Cook and the growing collection of artefacts and curiosities in the British Museum, and a realm of fantasy reflected in theatre, fashion and the new phenomenon of mass print. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “British Catholic Merchants in the Commercial Age 1670-1714”.

PIZZONI Giada, British Catholic Merchants in the Commercial Age, 1670-1714, Martlesham, Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer, 2020, 230 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

British Catholic merchants in the long eighteenth century occupied an ambiguous social space. On the one hand, their religion made them marginal and suspect figures in a nation increasingly defining itself by its Protestantism against the Catholic powers of Europe. On the other, their Catholicism, particularly as national rivalries erupted into outright war, afforded them access to markets and contacts overseas which their Protestant competitors found it increasingly difficult to reach. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “The Changing Fortunes of a British Aristocratic Family, 1689–1976 : The Campbells of Cawdor and their Welsh Estates”.

DAVIES John, The Changing Fortunes of a British Aristocratic Family, 1689–1976 : The Campbells of Cawdor and their Welsh Estates, Martlesham, Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer, 2019, 353 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

For over two hundred years, the Campbells of Cawdor were major landowners, industrialists and politicians. Originating in Nairnshire, Scotland, they moved in the late seventeenth century to south Wales, where they became the second largest landowner in Wales and owners of significant coal and lead mines. They participated politically in the British state as MPs, peers, lords of the admiralty including one first lord, treasury lords, admirals, and army officers. They supported local good causes, were involved in London ‘society’, and were major art collectors. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “King of the World : The Life of Louis XIV”.

MANSEL Philip, King of the World : The Life of Louis XIV, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2020, 608 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Louis XIV was a man in pursuit of glory. Not content to be the ruler of a world power, he wanted the power to rule the world. And, for a time, he came tantalizingly close. Philip Mansel’s King of the World is the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography in English of this hypnotic, flawed figure who continues to captivate our attention. This lively work takes Louis outside Versailles and shows the true extent of his global ambitions, with stops in London, Madrid, Constantinople, Bangkok, and beyond. We witness the importance of his alliance with the Spanish crown and his success in securing Spain for his descendants, his enmity with England, and his relations with the rest of Europe, as well as Asia, Africa, and the Americas. We also see the king’s effect on the two great global diasporas of Huguenots and Jacobites, and their influence on him as he failed in his brutal attempts to stop Protestants from leaving France. Along the way, we are enveloped in the splendor of Louis’s court and the fascinating cast of characters who prostrated and plotted within it. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Lessons of Travel in Eighteenth-Century France : From Grand Tour to School Trips”.

GELLERI Gábor, Lessons of Travel in Eighteenth-Century France : From Grand Tour to School Trips, Martlesham, Suffolk, Boydell Press, 2020, 245 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Early modern educational travel is usually associated with the Grand Tour: a young nobleman’s journey through the established highlights of Europe. Lessons of Travel presents how, in eighteenth-century France, this practice was heavily contested, and the idea of educational travel had far wider implications. Through the study of a huge range of both canonical and little-known sources discussing ‘the art of travel’, from abbé Pluche’s educational best seller, The Spectacle of Nature, through Rousseau’s Émile to practical prospectuses for collective educational travel in the revolutionary period, Gabor Gelleri investigates what it meant to ‘think about travels’ in eighteenth-century France. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Artistische Wanderer : Die Künstler(e)migranten der Französischen Revolution”.

WALCZAK Gerrit, Artistische Wanderer : Die Künstler(e)migranten der Französischen Revolution, Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2019, 448 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Dozens of painters were part of the emigration occasioned by the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Whether French or foreigners established in France, these artists were driven out of the country by the rapid demise of the art market in the wake of political instability. Yet the dynamics of radicalization and war soon eroded distinction between economic migration and political exile. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Jacob Campo Weyerman and his Collection of Artists’ Biographies : An Art Critic at Work”.

VRIES Lyckle de, Jacob Campo Weyerman and his Collection of Artists’ Biographies : An Art Critic at Work, Leyde, Brill, 2020, 400 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Weyerman’s collection of artists’ biographies (1729) is exceptional for three reasons. Firstly, he includes a great number of painters not mentioned elsewhere. Secondly, he does not limit his selection to good artists only; he also discusses failed painters and their abortive careers. Thirdly, he writes as an art critic who does not hesitate to pass judgments, sometimes severe, on his chosen subjects. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Ambitious Antiquities, Famous Forebears : Constructions of a Glorious Past in the Early Modern Netherlands and in Europe”.

ENENKEL Karl A.E. et OTTENHEYM Konrad Adriaan, Ambitious Antiquities, Famous Forebears : Constructions of a Glorious Past in the Early Modern Netherlands and in Europe, Leyde, Brill, 2019,438 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This monograph studies the constructions of ‘impressive’ historical descent manufactured to create ‘national’, regional, or local antiquities in early modern Europe (1500-1700), especially the Netherlands. This was a period characterised by important political changes and therefore by an increased need for legitimation; a need which was met using historical claims. Literature, scholarship, art and architecture were pivotal media that were used to furnish evidence of the impressively old lineage of states, regions or families. These claims related not only to Classical antiquity (in the generally-known sense) but also to other periods that were regarded as periods of antiquity, such as the chivalric age. The authors of this volume analyse these intriguing early modern constructions of appropriate “antiquities” and investigate the ways in which they were applied in political, intellectual and artistic contexts in Europe, especially in the Northern Low Countries. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Cuirs dorés, “Cuirs de Cordoue”, un art européen”.

FOURNET Jean-Pierre, Cuirs dorés, “Cuirs de Cordoue”, un art européen, Saint-Remy-en-l’Eau, Monelle Hayot, 2020, 384 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Mis au point pendant le Moyen Âge dans la région de Cordoue, les cuirs dorés ont atteint leur apogée au XVIe siècle dans toute l’Espagne. Très appréciés et recherchés dès cette époque par les cours et aristocraties de la plupart des pays d’Europe, les luxueuses tentures de cuir doré ont alors largement contribué à décorer les intérieurs des plus somptueuses demeures de tout le continent. Au XVIIe siècle, en même temps que la production espagnole périclitait, des ateliers de plus en plus nombreux se développèrent dans tout le reste de l’Europe – Italie, Pays-Bas, France, Angleterre notamment –, chaque pays respectant les modalités initiales de fabrication tout en donnant à ses propres productions des caractéristiques particulières ; c’est ainsi qu’apparurent aux Pays-Bas les célèbres décors en relief réalisés selon la méthode du repoussé. Continuer la lecture

Publication : Le goût pour les laques d’Orient en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

CASTELLUCCIO Stéphane, Le goût pour les laques d’Orient en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Saint-Remy-en-l’Eau, Monelle Hayot, 2020, 292 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Au XVIIe siècle, les termes « lachinage » et surtout « verni » désignaient les objets laqués. Le mot « laque », bien que connu, commença à être employé dans l’acception actuelle à partir des années 1720, se développa à partir des années 1740, particulièrement dans les catalogues de vente, pour supplanter celui de verni, lequel resta toutefois en usage jusqu’à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. De nos jours, le terme laque employé au féminin désigne la matière première non mise en œuvre, tandis qu’au masculin il désigne un objet laqué. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Luxe intime: Essai sur notre lien aux objets précieux”.

PERRIN KHELISSA Anne, Luxe intime : Essai sur notre lien aux objets précieux, Aubervilliers, Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 2020, 125 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Notre rapport aux objets intimes (meubles, boîtes, tableaux, luminaires, services de table, vêtements, bijoux…) est historiquement daté. Sans une certaine conscience de soi, nous n’aurions pu leur accorder autant de sens : leur demander de satisfaire des besoins et des désirs, tout en les inscrivant dans des chaînes relationnelles et symboliques multiples. Ce changement advient au XVIIIe siècle et se perçoit actuellement encore dans nos sociétés de consommation. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Painting, and the Seriousness of Pleasure in the Age of Louis XV”.

CAVIGLIA Susanna, History, Painting, and the Seriousness of Pleasure in the Age of Louis XV, Liverpool, Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press, 2020, 330 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

French painting of Louis XV’s reign (1715–74), generally categorized by the term rococo, has typically been understood as an artistic style aimed at furnishing courtly society with delightful images of its own frivolous pursuits. Instead, this book shows the significance and seriousness underpinning the notion of pleasure embedded in eighteenth-century history painting. During this time, pleasure became a moral ideal grounded not only in domestic life but also defining a range of social, political, and cultural transactions oriented toward transforming and improving society at large. History, Painting, and the Seriousness of Pleasure in the Age of Louis XV reconsiders the role of history painting in creating a new visual language that presented peace and happiness as an individual’s natural rights in the aftermath of Louis XIV’s bellicose reign (1643–1715). In this new study, Susanna Caviglia reinvestigates the artistic practices of an entire generation of painters born around 1700 (e.g. Francois Boucher, Charles-Joseph Natoire, and Carle Vanloo) in order to highlight the cultural forces at work within their now iconic images. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “The Age of Undress : Art, Fashion, and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s”.

RAUSER Amelia, The Age of Undress : Art, Fashion, and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2020, 216 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The Age of Undress explores the emergence and meaning of neoclassical dress in the 1790s, tracing its evolution from Naples to London and Paris over the course of a single decade. The neoclassical style of clothing—often referred to as robe à la grecque, empire style, or ‘undress’—is marked by a sheer, white, high-waisted muslin dress worn with minimal undergarments, often accessorized with a cashmere shawl. This style represented a dramatic departure from that of previous decades and was short lived: by the 1820s, corsets, silks, and hoop skirts were back in fashion. Continuer la lecture

Publication : “Mural Painting in Britain 1630–1730 : Experiencing Histories”.

HAMLETT Lydia, Mural Painting in Britain 1630–1730 : Experiencing Histories, Londres, Routledge, 2020, 184 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This book illuminates the original meanings of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century mural paintings in Britain. At the time, these were called ‘histories’. Throughout the eighteenth century, though, the term became directly associated with easel painting and, as ‘history painting’ achieved the status of a sublime genre, any link with painted architectural interiors was lost. Whilst both genres contained historical figures and narratives, it was the ways of viewing them that differed. Lydia Hamlett emphasises the way that mural paintings were experienced by spectators within their architectural settings. New iconographical interpretations and theories of effect and affect are considered an important part of their wider historical, cultural, and social contexts. Continuer la lecture

Appel à contribution : “The International Journal of Museum Studies – Hors/Dedans – In/Out”.

Hubert Robert, Projet d’aménagement de la Grande Galerie du Louvre, 1796, huile sur toile, H. 1,12 m x L. 1,43 m, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : appel à contribution.
Date limite de l’appel : 30 avril 2020.

“The International Journal of Museum studies” nait en Italie en 2020 dans un moment de grande vitalité théorique de la muséologie italienne, mais au même temps de crise d’identité de la muséologie mondiale.
La naissance d’un système national des musées italiens et le processus d’accréditation des musées en cours imposent, au-delà des choix à court terme, une révision globale des modèles de durabilité dans la gestion des musées, mais aussi une révision de leur mission et de la leurs relations avec les publics dans une société en perpétuelle mutation.

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