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Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Biblioteca da Escola de Filosofia,
Letras e Ciências Humanas
BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DE NOVAS AQUISIÇÕES Nº 23
DESTAQUES
Livro: Profa. Cristina Andrews
Andrews, Christina W.. Emancipação e legitimidade: uma introdução à obra de Jürgen Habermas. São
Paulo, SP: Editora UNIFESP, 2011. 158 p. il. ISBN 9788561673253.
Acesse o Currículo Lattes de Christina W. Andrews
Livro: Prof. Bruno Feitler
Feitler, Bruno (org.). O design de Bea Feitler. Organização e texto: Bruno Feitler, Texto: André Stolarski.
São Paulo: Cosac Naify : Ipsis, 2012. 213 p. il. (principalmente color.). ISBN 9788540501386.
Acesse o Currículo Lattes de Bruno Feitler
Capítulo de Livro: Prof. Jaime Rodrigues
Rodrigues, Jaime. Da "Chaga Oculta" aos dormitórios suburbanos : notas sobre higiene e habitação
operária na São Paulo de fins do século XIX. In: Cordeiro, Simone Lucena (org.). Os cortiços de Santa
Ifigênia: sanitarismo e urbanização (1893). São Paulo: Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo :
Imprensa Oficial, 2010. p. 79-90. ISBN 9788570608284.
Acesse o Currículo Lattes de Jaime Rodrigues
Capítulo de Livro: Profa. Letícia Squeff
Squeff, Leticia. Paris sob o olho selvagem : Quelques Visages de Paris (1925), de Vicente do Rego
Monteiro. In: Miyoshi, Alex (org.). O selvagem e o civilizado nas artes, fotografia e literatura do
Brasil. Campinas, SP: UNICAMP - IFCH, 2010. [57]-81. ISBN 9788586572401.
Disponível em:
http://www.unicamp.br/chaa/civilizado/livro-selvagem-civilizado.pdf. Acesso em: 14 setembro de 2012.
Acesse o Currículo Lattes de Leticia Squeff
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NOVAS AQUISIÇÕES:
Pelegrini, Sandra de Cássia Araújo. Patrimônio cultural: consciência e preservação. São Paulo:
Brasiliense, 2009. 135 p. il. ISBN 9788511001334.
Resumo:
Esta obra visa a auxiliar os leitores a dinamizarem o ensino e a aprendizagem sobre o que é patrimônio
cultural e natural. A autora busca acessorar no planejamento de atividades didáticas que favorecem a
percepção dos bens patrimoniais materiais, imateriais e naturais. Propõe a articulação entre a escola, a
comunidade e o exercício da cidadania para a promoção do direito à memória, à diversidade e à inclusão
social.
Campbell, Joseph. As máscaras de Deus: mitologia criativa. Tradução: Carmem Fischer. São Paulo:
Palas Athena, 2010. 623 p. ISBN 9788560804108. Título original: The masks of God : creative mythology;
Inclui bibliografia e indice.
Resumo:
'Mitologia Criativa', quarto e último volume da coleção 'As Máscaras de Deus', demonstra que a unidade da
espécie humana não se evidencia apenas na esfera da biologia, mas também da sua história espiritual.
Neste volume, Joseph Campbell desenvolve as quatro funções básicas de toda mitologia.
Simões, Júlio Assis; Facchini, Regina. Na trilha do arco-íris: do movimento homossexual ao LGBT. São
Paulo: Editora Fundação Perseu Abramo, 2009. 191 p. il. (História do povo brasileiro). ISBN
9788576430513. Bibliografia: p. 185-190..
Resumo:
Este livro apresenta os fatos considerados principais na formação da organização LGBT no Brasil. Além de
curiosidades e casos verídicos sobre as vitórias e desafios da comunidade homossexual no país, a obra
retrata, também, a importância desse movimento na construção de um programa de combate ao
preconceito e de garantia dos direitos civis.
Rodrigues, Alberto Tosi. Diretas Já: o grito preso na garganta. 1. reimpr. São Paulo: Editora Fundação
Perseu Abramo, 2009. 118 p. il. (História do povo brasileiro). ISBN 8586469912. Bibliografia: p. 109-115..
Galvão, Walnice Nogueira. Ao som do samba: uma leitura do carnaval carioca. São Paulo: Editora
Fundação Perseu Abramo, 2009. 189 p. il. (História do povo brasileiro). ISBN 9788576430582. Bibliografia:
p. 181-184.
Resumo:
O livro 'Ao som do samba - Uma leitura do Carnaval carioca' traz aos leitores o carnaval do Rio de Janeiro.
E neste contexto, o samba - expressão cultural encontrada, até 1917, em forma de valsas, choros ou
dobrados. Ele atua como elemento fundamental, participando das festividades através de décadas até os
tempos atuais, quando chega aos sofisticados desfiles de escola de samba, considerado 'um dos maiores
espetáculos da terra'.
Abramo, Perseu. Um trabalhador da notícia. Organização: Bia Abramo. 2. ed.. São Paulo: Fundação
Perseu Abramo, 2007. 358 p., [16] p. de lâms. il. ISBN 9788576430438. Inclui índice.
Resumo:
Coletânea da produção jornalística e política de Perseu Abramo durante mais de 35 anos. Obra que dá
uma nova dimensão à produção intelectual deste jornalista brasileiro.
Saes, Alexandre Macchione. Conflitos do capital: light versus CBEE na formação do capitalismo brasileiro
(1898-1927). Bauru, SP ; São Paulo: EDUSC : FAPESP, 2010. 468 p. ISBN 9788574603704. Bibliografia:
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p. 449-468.
Resumo:
Os conflitos analisados neste livro entre a companhia canadense Light e a empresa nacional Companhia
Brasileira de Energia Elétrica (CBEE) nas cidades do Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo e Salvador são uma das
mais significativas representações da dimensão de “conflitos do capital” num período decisivo para a
formação do capitalismo brasileiro. O presente livro está dividido em três partes. A Parte I descreve a
expansão do capital estrangeiro para a América Latina, construindo o cenário que compõe os
determinantes externos na formação do capitalismo brasileiro. A Parte II volta-se para a evolução da
economia nacional, analisando as condições para a formação do capital nacional ao longo do séc. 20. Por
fim, a última parte reconstrói os conflitos entre a companhia estrangeira Light e a nacional CBEE nas
cidades do Rio de Janeiro, de São Paulo e Salvador, enfatizando as relações entre empresários e grupos
políticos locais.
Camargos, Marcia. Entre a vanguarda e a tradição: os artistas brasileiros na Europa (1912-1930). Säo
Paulo: Alameda, 2011. 463 p. il. ISBN 9788579390739.
Resumo:
Marcia Camargos procura reconstituir em sua obra não apenas a história do Pensionato Artístico, como
fazer dele um catalisador para redescobrir, sob forma de biografia coletiva e dramas individuais, toda a vida
cultural paulista daquelas décadas. Lá encontram-se Anita Malfatti, Victor Brecheret, Túlio Mugnaini, Dario
e Mário Villares; e, no grupo dos músicos, Souza Lima, Francisco Mignone, Estela Epstein, Mário Camerini
e tantos outros.
Talarico, Fernando Braga Franco. História e poesia em Drummond: a Rosa do Povo. São Paulo:
FAPESP, 2011. 343 p. ISBN 9788574603865. Bibliografia: p. 335-343.
Resumo:
O percurso do autor no universo drummondiano abrangeu o estabelecimento de referenciais analíticos
como - indivíduo lírico, pluralidade temático-formal, inquietudes, poética do assunto e poética do processo,
ato poético, gauchismo, descompassos eu/mundo, participação reflexiva, dinamismo poético. E fez isso em
diálogo com autores como Alcides Celso Oliveira Vilaça, Antonio Cândido, Décio Pignatari, Iumna Simon,
John Gledson, José Guilherme Merquior e Vagner Camilo, dentre outros - caminhos diferentes, espaços de
encontros e discordâncias, divergentemente luminosos. Também estabelece pontes entre Drummond de
Andrade e outros escritores.
Arruda, José Jobson do Nascimento. A florescência tardia: bolsa de valores de São Paulo e mercado
global de capitais (1989-2000). São Paulo ; Bauru, SP: FAPESP : EDUSC, 2011. 361 p. ISBN
9788574603810. Bibliografia: p. 339-361.
Resumo:
Neste livro José Jobson procura discutir os problemas da Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo dá época de
1990. Aborda também alguns temas da construção social - na construção política de suas instituições - dos
mercados (que não são mecanismos de alocação de recursos, mas construções sociais) e na construção
do Estado, que é a instituição reguladora maior das sociedades modernas.
Galilei, Galileu. Diálogo sobre os dois máximos sistemas do mundo ptolomaico e copernicano.
Tradução, introdução e notas de: Pablo Rubén Mariconda. São Paulo: Associação Filosófica Scientiae
Studia : Editora 34, 2011. 887 p. il. (Clássicos da ciência e da tecnologia). ISBN 9788561260057 (Assoc.
Filosófica Scientiae Studia). - 9788573264708 (Editora 34). Tradução de: Dialogo sopra i due massimi del
mondo tolemaico e copernicano; Bibliografia: p. [863]-872.
Resumo:
O 'Diálogo sobre os dois máximos sistemas' encerra o período de 1610 a 1632, no qual Galileu realiza uma
campanha a favor do copernicanismo e da liberdade de pensamento, que ultrapassa as fronteiras da
ciência para dirigir-se ao público em geral, ao conjunto da cultura organizada de sua época. Por isso, a
obra tem por objetivo fazer rever o édito de 1616 da Inquisição romana que proibia o De revolutionibus de
Copérnico.
Marx, Karl. Capítulo VI inédito de O capital: resultados do processo de produção imediata. [Tradução:
Klaus Von Puchen]. 2. ed., 1. reimpr. São Paulo: Centauro, 2010. 169 p. il. ISBN 9788588208568. Título
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original: Das Kapital. I. Buch, Der Produktionsprozess des Kapitals. "Resultate des unmittelbaren
Produktionsprozesses".
Resumo:
Ao revolver a análise do modo de produção burguês com todos os seus antagonismos na proclamação da
sua catástrofe revolucionária, operada através das forças geradas no seu seio pelas próprias exigências da
sua conservação, o 'Capítulo VI Inédito de O Capital' lança uma ponte em direção ao Livro II de 'O Capital',
ao analisar a mercadoria não já como ponto de partida do processo produtivo, mas como seu resultado.
Sader, Emir; Garcia, Marco Aurélio (orgs.). Brasil entre o passado e o futuro. São Paulo: Editora
Fundação Perseu Abramo : Boitempo, 2010. 197 p. ISBN 9788576430599 (Editora Fundação Perseu
Abramo). - 9788575591581 (Boitempo).
Resumo:
Esta obra reúne ensaios de pensadores da cena política e intelectual brasileira, que buscam assimilar e
analisar as transformações ocorridas no Brasil. Os textos se debruçam sobre o passado do país, na
tentativa de desvendar aspectos da realidade brasileira, como sua dinâmica econômica, social, política e
cultural. 'Brasil, Entre o Passado e o Futuro' busca contribuir com o debate sobre o que virá após o governo
do presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Para tanto, contou com a colaboração de pessoas como - Marco
Aurélio Garcia, Emir Sader, Marcio Pochmann, Guilherme Dias, Luiz Dulci, Nelson Barbosa, José Antonio
Pereira de Souza e Jorge Mattoso. Além dos artigos, completa o volume uma entrevista com a ministra
Dilma Rousseff, feita por Garcia, Sader e Mattoso. O livro apresenta um conjunto de dados, análises e
propostas de ensaístas comprometidos com um projeto de país que será o centro do debate nas disputas
eleitorais de 2010.
Deiró, Maria de Lourdes Chagas. As belas mentiras: a ideologia subjacente aos textos didáticos. 13. ed.
São Paulo: Centauro, 2005. 216 p. il. ISBN 8588208628. Bibliografia: p. 201-206.
Resumo:
'As Belas mentiras' é um livro polêmico, único, pois denuncia a visão irreal contida nos textos de leitura de
1º grau. A autora que, para confeccionar a presente obra, examinou cerca de 20.000 páginas de livros
didáticos, ordenando-as segundo temas significativos, está consciente do quanto os adultos podem realizar
tarefas antieducativas sobre os educandos, ao impingir-lhes uma 'cultura erudita', espelho da própria
ideologia dominante. A leitura de 'As Belas Mentiras' constitui uma verdadeira abertura de espaços para
que a escola encontre, talvez através dos próprios textos, didáticos, o caminho de sua libertação.
Bicudo, Maria Aparecida Viggiani (org.). Educação matemática. 2. ed. São Paulo: Centauro, 2005. 140 p.
il. ISBN 8588208679. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
Este livro reúne estudos diversos sobre Educação Matemática. Esses estudos são fruto do trabalho de
pessoas que têm se ocupado e preocupado diretamente com a questão da aprendizagem da Matemática, o
que acaba, pela própria natureza do assunto abordado, remetendo à matemática e ao seu ensino. A
intenção de unir esses artigos em um livro pequeno, sem pretensões, é levar essas reflexões a pessoas
também ocupadas e preocupadas com a Matemática e seu ensino e conhecimento.
Silva, Maurício (org.). Ortografia da língua portuguesa: história, discurso, representações. São Paulo:
Contexto, 2009. 180 p. il. ISBN 9788572444286.
Resumo:
À medida que a língua vai sendo usada e difundida, vai-se formando uma tradição de escrita e as pessoas
comuns passam a usá-la. E a função principal da ortografia é justamente a de permitir a leitura. Afinal, é
exatamente porque a ortografia neutraliza a variação dialetal que um falante, em diferentes lugares e
tempos, pode ler uma mensagem escrita em sua língua. Este livro reúne alguns dos especialistas na área,
que analisam a ortografia e sua evolução sob perspectivas teóricas diferentes.
Minicucci, Agostinho. Educação para o trabalho: sondagem de aptidões e iniciação profissional. 5. ed.
São Paulo: Centauro, 2000. 142 p. il.
Resumo:
A economia globalizada e a procura pelo emprego ou desempenho de atividades profissionais levaram as
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escolas a orientar seus alunos na educação pelo trabalho. Este livro, escrito para servir de base de reflexão
ao educando, volta-se para os fins da Educação para o Trabalho. Sua leitura, sobretudo quando dirigida
por professores, pode ser de valiosa ajuda na orientação do chamado vocacional.
Moraes, Orozimbo José de. Economia ambiental: instrumentos econômicos para o desenvolvimento
sustentável. São Paulo: Centauro, 2009. 224 p. il. ISBN 9788579280030.
Resumo:
Este livro se propõe a analisar os instrumentos econômicos de política ambiental, com base na
microeconomia e segundo a classificação da matriz política do Banco Mundial. A evolução dos
instrumentos de política econômicos é acompanhada pelas fases iniciadas com os instrumentos de
comando e controle; na segunda fase, são usados instrumentos baseados no mercado dos anos 1970 e
1980 e, na terceira fase, são apresentados os instrumentos promotores de informações dos anos mais
recentes. Os conceitos de desenvolvimento sustentável, bem-estar e falha de mercado são abordados
preliminarmente para a análise dos instrumentos voltados para a administração de recursos e para o
controle da poluição, como padrões, permissões comerciáveis, subsídios, impostos e taxas sobre a
produção e sobre produtos, sistemas de depósito-reembolso e engajamento do público. É destinado às
pessoas interessadas em conhecer e selecionar os instrumentos de política econômicos para o
desenvolvimento sustentável: professores e estudantes universitários, de cursos de tecnologia,
planejadores e gestores de políticas econômicas e ao público em geral. Os instrumentos de política
tratados neste livro são baseados nos mecanismos de mercado e ainda são pouco usados em países em
desenvolvimento, como o Brasil. Porém, já são utilizados na União Européia, nos países da Organização
para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Econômico (OECDE), nos Estados Unidos e em diversos países
em desenvolvimento. A economia ambiental proporciona as bases para identificar as circunstâncias e para
determinar as causas da degradação ambiental. A análise econômica proporciona uma série fantástica de
instrumentos baseados no mercado, para a compreensão e a interferência no comportamento humano. A
economia ambiental propicia a completa integração com a teoria e políticas econômicas. Assuntos
complexos necessitam ser divididos em porções que podem ser bem administradas. Depois da
compreensão dos componentes, eles poderão ser reagrupados para compor um todo mais completo. Isso é
feito em Economia utilizando modelos. A economia ambiental é baseada nos modelos padrões da
economia neoclássica, utilizados para investigar as relações entre a economia e o meio-ambiente.
Piza, Daniel. Perfis e entrevistas: escritores, artistas, cientistas. São Paulo: Contexto, 2004. 159 p. il.
ISBN 9788572442824.
Resumo:
Escritores, artistas e cientistas revelam aspectos pouco conhecidos de seus trabalhos e personalidades,
em uma conversa substancial, conduzida por Daniel Piza. Num exercício de criatividade e conhecimento do
assunto, o autor "dialoga", inclusive, com Oscar Wilde e Fernando Pessoa, incluindo seus heterônimos.
Garcia Lorca, Federico. Bodas de sangue. Tradução: Adriana Junqueira Arantes. São Paulo: Martin
Claret, 2009. 135 p. (A obra-prima de cada autor ; 303). ISBN 9788572327930.
Resumo:
'Bodas de Sangue', baseada em uma história real, faz parte de uma trilogia do teatro de Frederico Lorca,
junto com 'Yerma' e 'La casa de Bernarda Alba'. São três histórias distintas que giram em torno do mesmo
tema - a liberdade erótico-amorosa perseguida e reprimida por um código de honra vigente.
Andrade, Everaldo de Oliveira. Bolívia: democracia e revolução : a comunda de La Paz de 1971. São
Paulo: Alameda, 2011. 338 p. il. ISBN 9788579390425. Bibliografia: p. [321]-338.
Resumo:
Em 1964 um golpe apoiado pelos EUA leva os militares ao poder na Bolívia. O movimento não tarda a
perseguir lideranças populares, demitir trabalhadores, rebaixar salários e perpetrar massacres. Sob o
governo do general René Barrientos, em 1967, Che Guevara é capturado e executado. Um acidente aéreo
mata Barrientos em abril de 1969. Em setembro, outro golpe leva à presidência o general Alfredo Ovando
Candia, que inicia uma distensão, permitindo a rápida reorganização do movimento operário. Em 1970, o
militar nacionalista Juan José Torres toma o poder, acelerando a abertura política e a mobilização dos
trabalhadores. A Bolívia conhece, então, uma experiência de democracia direta - a Assembleia Popular.
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Este livro procura revelar não só o dia a dia e os documentos produzidos no calor da hora pelas forças que
disputavam a liderança da Assembleia, como também a história que permitiu o surgimento dessa
experiência pioneira na América Latina, que buscou nos sovietes russos e na Comuna de Paris as
referências para construir um poder popular.
Lima, Renato Sérgio de. Entre palavras e números: violência, democracia e segurança pública no Brasil.
Com a co-autoria de Cristina Neme ... [et. al.]. São Paulo: Alameda, 2011. 306 p. il. ISBN 9788579390586.
Bibliografia: p. [287]-304.
Resumo:
Este livro reúne resultados de pesquisas realizadas durante uma década no campo da segurança pública.
Aborda distintos aspectos, tanto relacionados à produção de conhecimentos no domínio das ciências
sociais quanto pertinentes à formulação de tais políticas, como também à organização das agências que
compõem o sistema de justiça criminal e às estratégias dos operadores e gestores encarregados de aplicar
lei e ordem. Sem abdicar do espaço onde foi produzido – o espaço acadêmico – está escrito em linguagem
clara e direta, capaz de atender tanto às expectativas de pesquisadores quanto dos operadores técnicos da
justiça, bem como públicos amplos, sequiosos por entender problemas relacionados ao controle do crime e
da violência na sociedade brasileira contemporânea.. O foco central repousa nas relações entre
conhecimento e suas implicações práticas. Como demonstrado no livro, a constituição do campo de
estudos sobre violência e segurança, no Brasil, é recente se comparada com a tradição de estudos
europeus, norteamericanos e canadenses. Realizei no início dos anos 90 (Adorno, 1993), um primeiro
balanço dos estudos, mencionado no texto. Dez anos mais tarde, Zaluar (1999) e Kant de Lima, Misse e
Miranda (2000) realizaram, cada qual a seu modo, extensos balanços e revisões de literatura especializada
que demonstravam não apenas o crescimento dos títulos, mas também a diversidade de temas abordados,
a pluralidade de perspectivas teóricas e de estratégias metodológicas.. Neste livro, um novo levantamento
vem não apenas confirmar essas tendências como também sugerir maior maturidade e densidade
científica. Trata-se de um campo intelectual (no sentido de Bourdieu) que adquiriu
reconhecimentoacadêmico. Seus pesquisadores recebem financiamento de agências públicas e privadas
de fomento à pesquisa. Cada vez mais, têm presença assegurada nos principais fóruns científicos
nacionais e internacionais. Ocupam lugar destacado nas linhas de investigação dos programas de pósgraduação. Por todo o país, constituíram-se grupos de referência e redes de investigadores associados.
Multiplicaram-se as publicações em veículos científicos.. Ainda assim, suspeita-se que as pesquisas sobre
segurança pública não respondem às principais perguntas que todos querem saber: por que os crimes
cresceram? Por que as polícias se revelam tão ineficientes no combate ao crime, especialmente os
violentos? Por que a maior parte dos crimes não chega a ser punida, tampouco merece investigação
policial? Mais do que isto, profissionais da lei penal e, sobretudo, policiais, acreditam que os pesquisadores
fazem investigações de gabinete, que não têm noção do que se passa nas ruas, não sabem o que é
verdadeiramente enfrentar o criminoso cada vez mais violento e com armas cada vez mais potentes.
Cohn-Sherbok, Dan; el-Alami, Dawoud. O conflito Israel-Palestina: para começar a entender-. Tradução:
Claudio Blanc Moraes. São Paulo: Palíndromo, 2005. 248 p. mapas. ISBN 859881704X. Título original: The
Palestine-Israeli conflict : a beginner's guide.
Resumo:
O Oriente Médio está em um beco sem saída. Há dois lados neste conflito. Este é o único livro que permite
a ambos os lados serem ouvidos. Coerente, esperançosa e informativa, esta é uma leitura essencial para
aqueles que buscam examinar a história, as motivações e as esperanças por uma resolução futura de
ambos os lados de conflito Israel-Palestina.
Fromkin, David. Paz e guerra no Oriente Médio: a queda do Império Otomano e a criação do Oriente
Médio moderno. Tradução: Tereza Dias Carneiro. Rio de Janeiro: Contraponto, 2008. 682 p. mapas. ISBN
9788578660000. Tradução de: A peace to end all peace : the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of
the Modern Middle East; Bibliografia: p. 653-666.
Resumo:
O Oriente Médio, tal como o conhecemos, é uma criação recentíssima. Resultou de decisões tomadas
pelos países vitoriosos na Primeira Guerra Mundial, especialmente Inglaterra e França, que desagregaram
o Império Otomano (1299-1922), a única potência muçulmana que desafiou a hegemonia européia no
mundo moderno. Novos países, com os respectivos governos, foram fabricados pela Europa. A Inglaterra
inventou o Iraque e a Jordânia, traçou em um mapa as fronteiras entre a Arábia Saudita e o Kwait,
transformou o Egito em protetorado e deu abrigo, na Palestina, a um Lar Nacional Judaico, precursor do
Estado de Israel. A França decidiu a atual configuração da Síria e do Líbano. A maior parte do mundo
árabe foi dividida, basicamente, entre duas famílias, que deveriam inaugurar dinastias. A Turquia - centro
do antigo império - conquistou com muito sangue o direito à existência, mas os curdos foram deixados sem
Estado próprio. A Pérsia, atual Irã, foi humilhada e retalhada. Há muito tempo os europeus desejavam
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dominar o Oriente Médio. A ousadia imperial na região, porém, começou tarde demais. As mudanças,
trazidas de fora para dentro, não geraram uma configuração estável. Na região, permanecem pulsantes
não apenas disputas de fronteiras ou rivalidades econômicas, mas questões muito mais fundamentais,
como o próprio direito à existência das entidades políticas que a compõem. O professor David Fromkin,
reconstitui neste livro a história da criação do Oriente Médio moderno, depois de mais de 25 anos de
estudos.
Poe, Edgar Allan. Poemas e ensaios. Tradução: Oscar Mendes e Milton Amado, Revisão técnica e notas:
Carmen Vera Cirne Lima, Posfácio: Charles Baudelaire. 4. ed. São Paulo: Globo, 2009. 350 p. (Clássicos
Globo). ISBN 9788525047083.
Resumo:
Edgard Allan Poe escreveu poucos poemas, entre os quais se destacam "The Raven" (O Corvo), um dos
mais traduzidos do mundo, "Annabel Lee", "For Annie" (Para Annie), "Ulalume", "The Bells" (Os sinos),
todos apresentados neste volume, em traduções rigorosas. Seus contos, publicados em jornais e mais
tarde reunidos em livro, atraíram um público amplo e sempre fiel. Com "Os crimes da rua Morgue" deu
início ao moderno conto policial. Suas narrativas de mistério e terror, como "A queda da casa Usher" e
"Nunca aposte sua cabeça com o diabo" são a expressão máxima do gênero gótico. Dentre seus escritos
nos terrenos da estética, da crítica e da teoria literária, "A Filosofia da composição (1845) e "O princípio
poético" (1850), ambos presentes à esta edição, são exemplos da extensão da genialidade de Poe para
além do terreno estritamente literário. Além de um escritor popular, transformou-se em referência para
autores da alta literatura como Jorge Luis Borges e Charles Baudelaire, este último, grande divulgador da
obra de Poe na Europa. O ensaio "Edgard Allan Poe", em que Baudelaire faz uma apresentação da obra e
da vida atribulada de Poe é reproduzido nesta edição revista da Editora Globo. Para Baudelaire, "As
personagens de Poe, ou melhor, a personagem de Poe, o homem de faculdades superagudas, o homem
de nervos relaxados, o homem cuja vontade ardente e paciente lança um desafio às dificuldades, aquele
cujo olhar está ajustado com a rigidez de uma espada, sobre objetos que crescem à medida que ele os
contempla; é o próprio Poe". A reedição de "Poemas e Ensaios", na tradução primorosa de Oscar Mendes
e Milton Amado, com revisão e notas de Carmen Vera Cirne Lima, permite ao leitor brasileiro conhecer ou
retomar o contato com a parte da obra menos conhecida, e nem por isso menos genial, de um dos mais
refinados e sofisticados escritores da cultura ocidental.
Dostoiévski, Fiódor. Os irmãos Karamázov: romance em quatro partes com epílogo. Tradução, posfácio e
notas: Paulo Bezerra, Desenhos: Ulysses Bôscolo. 2. ed. São Paulo: Editora 34, 2009. v. 1. 439 p. il.
(Leste). ISBN 9788573264104. Tradução de: Brátya Karamázovi.
Resumo:
Último romance de Dostoiévski, Os irmãos Karamázov representa uma síntese de toda sua produção e é
tido por muitos como sua obra-prima. Um marco da literatura universal, influenciou pensadores como
Nietzsche e Freud, que o considerava "o maior romance já escrito" —e sucessivas gerações de escritores
em todo o mundo. Um livro ao mesmo tempo filosófico e policial, que trata da conturbada relação entre o
devasso Fiódor Karamázov e seus três filhos: Aliócha, "puro" e místico; Ivan, intelectual e atormentado; e
Dmitri, orgulhoso e apaixonado. Com mão de mestre, Dostoiévski conduz o leitor numa viagem única pelos
recantos mais sombrios e luminosos da alma humana e, com uma trama hipnotizante, consegue prender
nossa atenção ao longo das centenas de páginas do volume — agora traduzido diretamente do russo por
Paulo Bezerra.
Eagleton, Terry, 1943-. Marxismo e crítica literária. Tradução: Matheus Corrêa. São Paulo: Editora
UNESP, 2011. 149 p. ISBN 9788539301089. Tradução de: Marxism and literary criticism.
Resumo:
Estudo sobre a relação entre o pensamento marxista e a produção artística. O autor interpreta textos de
Marx e Engels, analisa o trabalho de autores como Plekhanov, Trotski, Lenin, Lukács, Goldmann,
Caudwell, Benjamin e Brecht.
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Pena, Martins. Martins Pena: comédias (1833-1844). Edição preparada por Vilma Arêas. São Paulo:
Wmfmartinsfontes, 2007. v. 1. 473 p. (Dramaturgos do Brasil). ISBN 9788560156214. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
Nos três volumes, a coleção Dramaturgos do Brasil oferece ao leitor brasileiro a oportunidade de conhecer
a obra cômica completa de Martins Pena. Criador da comédia nacional, ele foi um observador arguto dos
costumes do Rio de Janeiro e das cercanias da cidade. Os tipos variados que povoam seus enredos,
colhidos por um olhar deliberadamente realista, são plenos de verdade humana e documental, a despeito
da estilização que exige o gênero que cultivou. Devemos a Martins Pena, um dos poucos autores do século
XIX que ainda são encenados, a única tradição forte do teatro brasileiro: a da comédia de costumes.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v.1. (1833-1844). - v.2. (1844-1845). - v.3. (1845-1847)
O conto brasileiro contemporâneo. Seleção de textos, introdução e notas bibliográficas por: Alfredo Bosi.
15. ed. São Paulo: Cultrix, [2007]. 293 p. ISBN 8531600707.
Resumo:
Seleção de 18 obras dotadas de vigor e criatividade de um gênero literário que possui verdadeiros mestres.
Principais contistas, com notas bibliográficas e um ensaio de Bosi de introdução.
Moisés, Massaud. Literatura: mundo e forma. Sao Paulo: Cultrix : EDUSP, 1982. 368 p. Bibliografia: p.
347-353.
Resumo:
Situado na fértil confluência da Teoria Literária com a Linguística, a Psicologia, a Filosofia e a Estética, este
brilhante ensaio constitui um balanço necessário e oportuno do estado atual da crítica (sobretudo depois do
avanço do estruturalismo linguístico e da Semiótica), bem como o descortínio de novas perspectivas para o
estudo da obra literária. Ao mesmo tempo em que aponta os embaraços e impasses das correntes da
atualidade - no que não teme atravessar fronteiras nem criticar "feudos" intocáveis, como o de uma certa
semiótica -, o Autor de LITERATURA: MUNDO E FORMA nele oferece novas propostas de análise literária.
Movimentando-se em livre trânsito pelas diversas áreas disciplinares abrangidas no seu enfoque, e
utilizando e confrontando com desembaraço conceitos e instrumentos teóricos de diferentes modelos e
correntes, Massaud Moisés, após discutir as relações entre a crítica literária, a realidade, a neurose e o
dogmatismo, propõe que se encare o texto literário como "a forma assumida pelo ser na visão do sujeito",
pelo que importa conhecer-lhe a cosmovisão específica, já que a forma literária é uma mímese icônica de
uma cosmovisão. A partir desse fecundo eixo de raciocínio, revê e amplia ele, na parte final do livro, a
perspectiva que a crítica deve ter a respeito de questões como realidade, estilo e gênero, oferecendo por
fim, ao leitor, sobretudo ao professor e estudante de Letras, novos parâmetros de avaliação da obra
literária como uma forma/fôrma de percepção e cognição.
Pequeno dicionário de literatura brasileira. Organizado e dirigido por: Massaud Moisés, Co-organizado e
co-dirigido até a 3ª edição: José Paulo Paes. 7. ed., atual. São Paulo: Cultrix, [2008]. 488 p. ISBN
9788531602948.
Resumo:
Fruto de vários anos de trabalho de uma equipe de críticos, historiadores e professores de literatura, o
Pequeno Dicionário de Literatura Brasileira, ora em edição revista, ampliada e atualizada, constitui o
digesto crítico de toda uma vasta biblioteca de referência. Nas suas páginas, o consulente encontrará perto
de 400 autores, dos primórdios do século XVI aos dias de hoje, estudados em verbetes individuais, que
fornecem, de cada autor, dados bibliográficos sumários, apreciação crítica da obra, relação dos livros
principais e rol de fontes críticas para seu estudo. Além desses verbetes de autores, figuram aqui também
verbetes de obras nos quais são descritos e examinados livros de marcante presença na evolução histórica
de nossa literatura, a exemplo de D. Casmurro, Os Sertões, Grande Sertão: Veredas etc. e verbetes gerais,
que abordam, no contexto específico da literatura brasileira, o desenvolvimento histórico das escolas e
movimentos estéticos (Barroco, Arcadismo, Romantismo etc.), gêneros literários e formas poéticas
(romance, conto, crônicas, soneto etc.), manifestações literárias regionais (da Amazônia, do Nordeste, do
Rio Grande do Sul etc.) e aspectos gerais (filosofia, literatura infantil, influências, periodização etc.). Tratase, pois, de uma obra de referência e de consulta indispensável a professores, estudantes, escritores,
intelectuais, jornalistas.
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Renault, Emmanuel; Dumenil, Gerard; Lowy, Michael. Ler Marx. Tradução: Mariana Echalar. São Paulo:
Editora UNESP, 2011. 315 p. ISBN 9788539301232. Tradução: Lire Marx.
Resumo:
Evolução das ideias políticas de Marx e como ele as adequou às mudanças históricas do seu tempo. Como
o pensador desenvolve e radicaliza sua crítica da Filosofia. Revisão da teoria econômica presente em 'O
capital'.
Huyghe, René. O poder da imagem. Tradução: Helena Leonor Santos. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2009. 335 p. il.
(Arte & Comunicação ; 29). ISBN 9789724414935. Título original: Les puissances de l'image.
Resumo:
Uma nova e ampla psicologia da arte. Aprender a olhar um quadro, a penetrar nele, tal é o intuito deste
ensaio notável, em que se concentram o saber e a reflexão de um dos grandes críticos de arte.
Prebisch, Raúl. Keynes, uma introdução. [Apresentação: Francisco de Oliveira], Tradução: Otacílio
Fernando Nunes Jr.. 1. reimpr. São Paulo: Brasiliense, 1998. 148 p. ISBN 8511090444. Título original:
Introdución a Keynes.
Resumo:
Na década de 1930, quando o capitalismo ameaçava naufragar, o economista John Maynard Keynes
apontou as saídas para a crise elaborando o programa teórico que, depois da Segunda Guerra Mundial,
permitiu 30 anos ininterruptos de prosperidade e distribuição de renda na Europa e Estados Unidos. Escrito
por seu influente discípulo na América Latina, Keynes - Uma Introdução apresenta de maneira viva e
sistemática o pensador do maior economista do século.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Fausto: uma tragédia. Ilustrações de Eugène Delacroix, Tradução do
original alemão de Jenny Klabin Segall, Apresentação, comentários e notas de Marcus Vinicius Mazzari.
Ed. bilíngue. São Paulo: Editora 34, 2004. v. 1. 551 p. il. ISBN 8573262915. Título original: Faust : eine
tragödie - Erster teil.
Resumo:
Fausto, um homem sábio que não se dá por satisfeito com o conhecimento que possui, acaba fazendo um
pacto com Mefisto, o diabo, para saber tudo sobre o amor, a magia e a ciência. Inclui também o chamado
'Saco de Valpúrgis' - versos blasfemos excluídos da edição canônica de 1808.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Fausto: uma tragédia. Ilustrações de Max Beckmann, Tradução do original
alemão de Jenny Klabin Segall, Apresentação, comentários e notas de Marcus Vinicius Mazzari. Ed.
bilíngue. São Paulo: Editora 34, 2007. v. 2. 1085 p. il. ISBN 9788573263732. Título original: Faust : eine
tragödie - Zweiter teil.
Resumo:
Escrito ao longo de sessenta anos, o Fausto de Goethe é não só a opera della vita de seu autor, mas um
poema "incomensurável" que, no dizer de Thomas Mann, "abrange em seu interior três mil anos de história
humana". Esta tragédia, reconhecida como uma das obras máximas da literatura mundial, teve sua
primeira parte publicada em 1808; a segunda foi finalizada semanas antes da morte do autor, em março de
1832. Com rigorosa supervisão do professor Marcus Vinicius Mazzari, da Universidade de São Paulo, a
presente edição traz, ao lado do original alemão, a tradução completa da segunda parte realizada por
Jenny Klabin Segall, pela primeira vez totalmente revista, acrescida de notas e comentários que orientam a
leitura deste livro monumental - e atualíssimo. Este volume reproduz também a série integral de 143
ilustrações a bico de pena de um dos maiores nomes do Expressionismo alemão, Max Beckmann (18841950), criadas pelo artista no exílio em plena Segunda Guerra Mundial.
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Hume, David. A arte de escrever ensaio e outros ensaios (morais, políticos e literários). Tradução
Marcio Suzuki e Pedro Pimenta. São Paulo: Iluminuras, 2011. 332 p. (Biblioteca Pólen). ISBN
9788573212822.
Resumo:
Esta obra contém duas investigações (sobre o entendimento, sobre a moral), de duas histórias (uma da
religião, outra da Inglaterra) e de diálogos (sobre a religião natural). Estes ensaios foram a maneira que o
filósofo encontrou para descrever o seu objeto e reconhecer a natureza do exame conceitual daquilo que
parece constituir o homem.
Lima, Venício Artur de. Liberdade de expressão X liberdade de imprensa: direito à comunicação e
democracia. Prefácio: Fábio Konder Comparato. São Paulo: Publisher Brasil, 2010. 159 p. ISBN
9788585938635.
Resumo:
Aborda as diferenças entre liberdade de expressão e liberdade de imprensa e as condições necessárias
para que esta última desempenhe o papel a ela reservado nas democracias liberais.
Chalita, Gabriel. Histórias de professores que ninguém contou (mas que todo mundo conhece). 4. ed.
São Paulo: Gente, 2004. 117 p. ISBN 9788573124422.
Resumo:
Histórias vividas em sala de aula por mestres que fizeram a diferença no futuro de seus alunos, orientandoos e estimulando-os a descobrirem e realizarem suas potencialidades.
Marengo, Joris. Yôga antigo para iniciantes. São Paulo: DeRose, 2010. 119 p. il. ISBN 9788585504168.
Moura, Denise Aparecida Soares de; Carvalho, Margarida Maria de; Lopes, Maria-Aparecida. Consumo e
abastecimento na História. São Paulo: Alameda, 2011. 450 p. il. ISBN 9788579390814. Trabalhos
apresentados no Colóquio Internacional Consumo e Abastecimento na História, realizado em maio de 2008
na Universidade Estadual Paulista Campus de Franca.
Resumo:
Consumo e abastecimento na História é uma coletânea de textos para todos aqueles que conseguem
perceber aspectos interessantes em um ato trivial quanto o de consumir. O corriqueiro não é um objeto fácil
de ser observado. Ele é o vivido despercebido, um ambiente aparentemente seguro, no qual se transita
diariamente sem se notar as armadilhas das conversões, as necessidades inventadas, os interesses de
grupos, os enraizamentos culturais que muitas vezes conectam tempos e civilizações. Das cidades antigas
como Salvador ou São Paulo no século XVIII, as ordens e as burocracia municipis asseguram o consumo
de alimentos de populações civis e exércitos. Os sistemas de abastecimento dos gêneros básicos à vida,
consolidados em rostas antigas de caminhos ou improvisados ao sabor do avanço dos processos de
ocupação e colonização de territórios, foram um dos vários pilates de sustentação dos Impérios antigos e
modernos. Os objetos e insígnias militares também foram alvo do desejo dos sistemas de governo aos
cidadãos comuns. Uma necessidade de afirmação da soberania dos estados, de grupos ou garantia da
ordem pública? Ou seria ainda uma atualização ininterrupta de um remoto imaginário bélico e valente,
cantado e escrito por escritores medievais lidos ou ouvidos por homens continentes? Em tempos de terras
ainda por serem encontrada, poucas letras e muitas viagens, os textos foram valioso objeto de consumo.
Muitas vezes era através deles que se tomava conhecimento de outros lugares e povos, que muito tinha a
oferecer a uma Europa em crise, mas muito para se temer e se vangloriar. O turismo hoje, como um dos
principais negócios e objetos de consumo, não faz uso de certas imagens que animaram os homens da
época moderna a arriscarem suas vidas em mares e lugares distantes? Os paraísos de momento, o
maravilhoso, o exótico o diferente, a aventura, a abundância de comida ainda são motores de ambições de
consumo..
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Ludd, Ned (org.). Apocalipse motorizado: a tirania do automóvel em um planeta poluído. Tradução: Leo
Vinicius, Ilustrações: Andy Singer. São Paulo: Conrad Livros, 2004. 154 p. il. (Baderna). ISBN 8587193953.
Resumo:
O livro 'Apocalipse Motorizado - A Tirania do Automóvel em um Planeta Poluído' apresenta uma coletânea
inédita de textos sobre a questão do automóvel como uma imposição social, discutindo seus 'efeitos
colaterais' nefastos como poluição, dependência do petróleo, expropriação do espaço público comum e a
exclusão social. Mais que uma abordagem teórica, o livro propõe ações práticas e soluções à libertação da
humanidade dessa tirania. A coletânea é ilustrada pelo cartunista americano Andy Singer, cujo livro
'Cartoons' tornou-se referência nos movimentos anticapitalistas ao redor do mundo.
Chalita, Gabriel. Aprendendo com os aprendizes: a construção de vínculos entre professores e alunos.
São Paulo: Ciranda Cultural, 2009. 107 p. (Cultivar). ISBN 9788538005582.
Resumo:
Aspectos da interação e convivência entre professores e alunos, enfocando os requisitos necessários para
tal: compromisso, partilha, renúncia, diálogo, consenso, respeito às diferenças.
Chalita, Gabriel. Semeadores da esperança: uma reflexão sobre a importância do professor. São Paulo:
Ciranda Cultural, 2009. 111 p. (Cultivar). ISBN 9788538005605.
Sturrock, Susan. Dicionário visual de música. [Tradução: Daisy Pereira Daniel], Edição revista e
atualizada pelo Maestro Júlio Medaglia. 2. ed. rev. e atual. São Paulo: Global, 2006. 23 p. principalmente il.
col. ISBN 8526006665. Tìtulo original: The ultimate visual dictionary.
Resumo:
Esta obra, revisada pelo maestro Júlio Medaglia, apresenta uma introdução visual à linguagem especial da
música e aos instrumentos musicais, incluindo fotografias coloridas com comentários explicativos de cada
um dos principais grupos de instrumentos.
Garavaglia, Juan Carlos; Contente, Claudia (ed.). Configuraciones estatales, regiones y sociedades
locales: América Latina, siglos XIX-XX. Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, c2011. 183 p. il. (State building in
Latin America). ISBN 9788472905399.
Garavaglia, Juan Carlos; Gautraeu, Pierre (ed.). Mensurar la tierra, controlar el territorio: América
Latina, siglos XVIII-XIX. Rosario: Prohistoria Ediciones, [2011]. 325 p. il. (algumas col.)+ mapas. ISBN
9789871304776.
Chalita, Gabriel. Famílias que educam. São Paulo: Ciranda Cultural, 2009. 104 p. (Cultivar). ISBN
978853800559.
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Chalita, Gabriel. A escola dos nossos sonhos: a escola, espaço de acolhimento. São Paulo: Ciranda
Cultural, 2009. 110 p. (Cultivar). ISBN 9788538005575.
Resumo:
Reflexão sobre os elementos necessários à construção da "escola dos sonhos", a que se acredita ser a
melhor para a formação das crianças e jovens.
Hobbes, Thomas. Behemoth. Estudio preliminar, traducción y notas de Miguel Ángel Rodilla. Madrid:
Tecnos, 1992. 268 p. (Clásicos del pensamiento). ISBN 843092227X. Título original: Behemoth, or, The
Long Parliament (c. 1668).
Thomas, Keith. O homem e o mundo natural: mudanças de atitude em relação às plantas e os animais
(1500-1800). Tradução: João Roberto Martins Filho, Consultor desta edição: Renato Janine Ribeiro,
Consultor dos termos zoológicos: Márcio Martins. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2009. 537 p. il.
(Companhia de bolso). ISBN 9788535915976. Título original: Man and the natural world : changing attitudes
in England, 1500-1800.
Resumo:
Como foi vivida a natureza nos trezentos anos que inauguram a modernidade? Keith Thomas dissipa o
preconceito de que, antes da industrialização, o homem dava mais valor à natureza. Ao contrário, somente
quando a flora e a fauna já foram dizimadas é que passam a ter o nosso gosto e apreço. É esta mudança
que Thomas analisa neste livro - como se passa da violência sobre o mundo natural para um vínculo
baseado na simpatia.
Delumeau, Jean. História do medo no Ocidente: 1300-1800 : uma cidade sitiada. Tradução: Maria Lucia
Machado, Tradução das notas: Heloísa Jahn. São Paulo: Companhia de Bolso, 2009. 695 p. (Companhia
de bolso). ISBN 9788535914542. Título original: La peur en Occident (XIVe-XVIIIe siècles) : une cité
assiégée.
Resumo:
Ao tomar como objeto de estudo o medo, Jean Delumeau parte da ideia de que não apenas os indivíduos
mas também as coletividades estão engajadas num diálogo permanente com a menos heroica das paixões
humanas. Revelando-nos os pesadelos mais íntimos da civilização ocidental do século XIV ao XVIII - o
mar, os mortos, as trevas, a peste, a fome, a bruxaria, o Apocalipse, Satã e seu agentes (o judeu, a mulher,
o muçulmano), o grande pensador francês realiza uma obra sem precedentes na historiografia do Ocidente.
Spurgeon, Caroline Frances Eleanor. A imagística de Shakespeare e o que ela nos revela. Tradução:
Barbara Heliodora, Revisão da tradução: Aníbal Mari. São Paulo: Martins Fontes, 2006. xv, 398 p. ISBN
8533622538. Título original: Shakespeare's imagery : and wht it tells us.
Resumo:
Este estudo nos mostra até que ponto um exame detalhado das imagens por ele empregadas pode lançar
luz sobre a alma e o pensamento do poeta e os temas e personagens de suas peças. A autora faz, ainda,
uma comparação entre as imagens utilizadas por Shakespeare e as empregadas por outros dramaturgos
de sua época, como Marlowe, Bacon, Bem Jonson e Dekker.
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Saraiva, António José. A cultura em Portugal: teoria e história. 3. ed. Lisboa: Gradiva, 2007. v. 1. 240 p.
(Obras). ISBN 9789726623724.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. 1. Introdução geral à cultura portuguesa - v. 2. Primeira época : a formação
Souza, Laura de Mello e. Inferno atlântico: demonologia e colonização, séculos XVI-XVIII. 2. reimpr. São
Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2009. 263 p. il. color. ISBN 9788571643475. Bibliografia: p. 252-262.
Resumo:
A chegada dos europeus à América no século XV representou muito mais do que o estabelecimento de
relações econômicas e políticas entre os dois continentes. Em 'Inferno Atlântico', terceiro livro de Laura de
Mello e Souza, a historiadora paulista faz uma análise instigante das transformações que os dois povos
sofreram no plano religioso a partir do choque provocado pelo contato entre aquelas culturas, até então (e,
em muitos aspectos, ainda hoje) tão distintas. A autora divide esta obra em duas partes. A primeira procura
inserir o contraste das crenças religiosas no quadro do sistema colonial e das mudanças por que passava a
Europa no século XVI. Buscando sempre focalizar as relações luso-brasileiras entre os séculos XVI e XVIII,
a autora evidencia na segunda parte do livro a importância cotidiana das concepções demonológicas.
Elliott, J. H.. A Europa dividida, 1559-1598. Tradução de: Conceição Jardim e Eduardo Nogueira. Lisboa:
Editorial Presença, 1985. 301 p. (Biblioteca de textos universitários ; 78). Título original: Europe divided,
1559-1598.
Resumo:
Na presente obra, o autor analisa em profundidade temas como a demarcação entre Europa do Norte,
protestante, e uma Europa do Sul, católica, nos finais dos século XVI, ou entre a economia do Ocidente,
próspera e expansionista, e a gritante pobreza do Leste agrário; o nascimento da Républica dos Países
Baixos e a derrota da Armada Espanhola; ou ainda a confrontação com o Império Otomano.
Van Creveld, Martin. Ascensão e declínio do Estado. Tradução: Jussara Simões, Revisão da tradução:
Silvana Vieira, Revisão técnica: Cícero Araújo. São Paulo: Martins Fontes, 2004. 632 p. (Justiça e direito).
ISBN 8533620306. Título original: The rise and decline of the State.
Resumo:
O Estado, que desde meados do século XVII é a mais importante e a mais característica das instituições
modernas, está em declínio. Da Europa ocidental à África, muitos Estados estão se fundindo em
comunidades maiores ou desmoronando. Muitas de suas funções estão passando às mãos de uma série
de instituições que, seja qual for sua natureza exata, não são Estados. Neste volume sem igual, Martin van
Creveld narra a história do Estado, desde seus primórdios até o presente. Partindo das mais simples
instituições políticas que já existiram, ele mostra ao leitor as origens do Estado, seu desenvolvimento, sua
apoteose durante as duas guerras mundiais e sua difusão, do berço na Europa ocidental a todo o planeta.
Lourenço, Eduardo. O labirinto da saudade: psicanálise mítica do destino português. 6. ed. Lisboa:
Gradiva, 2009. 180 p. ISBN 9789726627654.
Adorno, Theodor W. Sueños. Edición de: Christoph Gödde y Henri Lonitz, Epílogo de: Jan Philipp
Reemtsma, Traducción de: Alfredo Brotons. Madrid: Akal, c2008. 121 p. (Akal: nuestro tiempo ; 9). ISBN
9788446025184. Título original: Traumprotokolle.
Resumo:
A comienzos de enero de 1956, Adorno anotó dos reflexiones sobre los sueños que demuestran el especial
interés que tenía al respecto: «Ciertas experiencias oníricas me permiten suponer que el individuo vive su
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propia muerte como catástrofe cósmica». Y: «Nuestros sueños no sólo están vinculados entre sí en cuanto
“nuestros”, sino que forman también un continuo, pertenecen a un mundo unitario, lo mismo, por ejemplo,
que todos los relatos de Kafka transcurren en “lo mismo”. Pero cuanto más estrechamente conectados
entre sí están los sueños o se repiten, tanto más grande es el peligro de que ya no podamos distinguirlos
de la realidad». El reconocimiento de la importancia de la conexión motívica de sus sueños le sugirió la
idea de escoger algunos de ellos para su publicación. Esta selección no apareció en vida de Adorno, y Rolf
Tiedemann la incorporó al vigésimo volumen de las Obras completas. No obstante, a la gran cantidad de
sueños conservados en cuadernos de notas hay que unir los recogidos en un fajo transcrito por Gretel con
fidelidad de diplomático. El presente volumen viene, pues, a completar los sueños publicados con las
transcripciones conservadas en soporte mecanográfico.
Ariès, Philippe. A criança e a vida familiar no Antigo Regime. Tradução de Miguel Serras Pereira e Ana
Luísa Faria. Lisboa: Relógio D'Água, 1988. 324 p. Título original: L'Enfant et la Vie Familiale sous l'Ancien
Regime.
Veyne, Paul. Quando nosso mundo se tornou cristão: (312-394). Tradução de: Marcos de Castro. Rio
de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 2010. 285 p. ISBN 9788520008232. Título original: Quand notre monde
est devenu chrétien.
Resumo:
Nesse importante e polêmico livro publicado na França em 2007, Paul Veyne explica a formação do
cristianismo sem passar pelo pensamento determinista, o mais comum até então. O historiador francês
sustenta a tese de que o desenvolvimento do cristianismo, inicialmente uma religião minoritária, não
aconteceu por contingências sociais e políticas de uma época, mas pelo desejo de um indivíduo,
Constantino, recentemente convertido, torná-la a religião de seu império.
Lages, Susana Kampff. Walter Benjamin: tradução e melancolia. 1. reimpr. São Paulo: EDUSP, 2007. 257
p. ISBN 9788531406546. Bibliografia: p. 239-255.
Resumo:
Existe um forte vínculo entre as teorias da tradução e aquelas que analisam a disposição melancólica do
ser humano. Partindo dessa constatação, Susana Kampff Lages se concentra na obra de Walter Benjamin,
para estabelecer um diálogo com diferentes tradições interpretativas sobre a tradução, incluindo autores
contemporâneos como Heidegger, Paul de Man e Jacques Derrida. A autora realiza uma análise minuciosa
do ensaio de Benjamin A Tarefa do Tradutor, ligando-o a temas como as conexões entre verdade e
narração, linguagem e morte, ou ainda Proust e Baudelaire tomados como modelos de uma escrita
melancólica na modernidade Olgária Matos caracteriza o trabalho como “um belíssimo estudo que
apresenta a tarefa do tradutor de maneira exemplar: a um só tempo memoralista, intérprete e inventor”.
Lewis, David Levering. O islã e a formação da Europa: de 570 a 1215. Tradução de: Ana Ban. Barueri,
SP: Amarilys, 2010. 482 p. il. ISBN 9788520427934. Título original: God's crucible : Islam and the making of
Europe, 570 to 1215.
Resumo:
O vencedor do prêmio Pulitzer, David Levering Lewis, traça um panorama histórico sobre o Islã e sua
cultura na Europa nascente sob uma ótica inovadora. Em uma envolvente narrativa, o historiador coloca a
civilização muçulmana – e seu valioso legado – de volta ao coração da cultura e da política europeias. Não
apenas um acréscimo indispensável ao nosso conhecimento sobre história do mundo,O Islã e a formação
da Europa é também uma obra atemporal, que nos permite compreender o atual choque de civilizações
sob uma perspectiva realmente necessária. David Levering Lewis é professor na Universidade de Nova
York, autor e editor de outros oito livros. Venceu o prêmio Pulitzer duas vezes pelos dois volumes da
biografia de W. E. B. Du Bois.
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Meserve, Margaret. Empires of Islam in Renaissance historical thought. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 2008. 359 p. il., mapa. (Harvard hitorical studies ; 158). ISBN 9780674026568.
Resumo:
Renaissance humanists believed that the origins of peoples could reveal crucial facts about their modern
political character. Margaret Meserve explores what happened when European historians turned to study
the political history of a faith other than their own. Meserve investigates the methods and illuminates the
motives of scholars negotiating shifting boundaries - between scholarly research and political propaganda,
between a commitment to critical historical inquiry and the pressure of centuries of classical and Christian
prejudice, between the academic ideals of humanism and the everyday demands of political patronage.
Drawing on political oratory, diplomatic correspondence, crusade propaganda, and historical treatises,
Meserve shows how research into the origins of Islamic empires sprang from - and contributed to contemporary debates over the threat of Islamic expansion in the Mediterranean. Humanist histories of the
Turks were sharply polemical, portraying the Ottomans as a rogue power. But writings on other Muslim
polities include some of the first positive appraisals of Muslim statecraft in the European tradition. This
groundbreaking book offers new insights into Renaissance humanist scholarship and the long-standing
European debates over the relationship between Christianity and Islam.
Schwartz, Stuart; Myrup, Erik (orgs.). O Brasil no império marítimo português. Tradução: Fernanda
Trindade Luciani e João Paulo Marão. Bauru, SP: EDUSC, 2009. 555 p. (História). ISBN 9788574603629.
Resumo:
O presente volume foi organizado em torno dos principais livros que Charles Ralph Boxer escreveu e que
tratam, total ou parcialmente, do Brasil colonial. Nele, as contribuições de Boxer no campo da história lusobrasileira são analisadas por meio da reunião de trabalhos realizados pela maioria dos participantes do
simpósio de Yale, que ocorreu em novembro de 2002. Na primeira parte, encontram-se sob análise as duas
principais monografias sobre o século 17, escritas por Boxer: Salvador de Sá e a Luta pelo Brasil e Angola.
A segunda parte tem como ponto de partida o trabalho de Boxer intitulado A idade do Ouro no Brasil. O
tema da terceira parte é derivado dos ensaios Mulheres na Expansão Ibérica. A quarta parte ocupa-se da
questão da Igreja e da religião, que Boxer tratou em A Igreja Militante e Expansão Ibérica. Finalmente,
avultam as questões sobre relações raciais mencionadas em Relações de Raças no Império Colonial
Português - 1415-1825, além das questões sobre o final do império. Além de celebrar os méritos de Boxer
na compreensão desse tema, a obra contempla os novos rumos que os estudos do Brasil colonial têm
tomado desde que Charles Boxer os interpretou.
González Sanches, Carlos Alberto; Vila Vilar, Enriqueta (comp.). Grafías del imaginario: representaciones
culturales en España y América (siglos XV-XVIII). México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2003. 641 p. il.
ISBN 9681669584.
Resumo:
Reunión de trabajos, fruto del diálogo y de las controversias que genera el estudio de fenómenos culturales
concretos entre los historiadores del mundo hispánico de la Edad Moderna: el encuentro y simbiosis
intelectual de dos mundos distantes y próximos a la vez.
Dumont, Louis. Homo hierarchicus: o sistema das castas e suas implicações. Tradução de Carlos Alberto
da Fonseca. 2. ed., 1. reimpr. Sao Paulo: EDUSP, 2008. 412 p. (Ponta ; 6). ISBN 9788531400735. Título
original em francês: Homo hierarchicus : le système des castes et ses implications; Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
Dialogando com as obras de Hobbes, Hegel e Rousseau, Louis Dumont desafia o que considera “nossa
aversão à hierarquia”, conceito que não pode ser definido apenas como uma cadeia de ordens superpostas
ou de seres de dignidade decrescente. O autor entende a hierarquia como uma relação de identidade e
também de distinção e oposição que existe entre um todo e um elemento que o integra. A hierarquia
constitui uma necessidade universal que se manifesta de algum modo, mesmo que sob formas ocultas ou
patológicas em relação aos ideais em vigência. Baseia sua análise em estudo sobre a origem, a estrutura e
o funcionamento do sistema de castas da Índia antiga para compreender a questão da hierarquia e da
igualdade no mundo moderno, e discute também o impacto do domínio britânico sobre a sociedade de
castas, tentando definir nação como um conceito moderno.
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Curto, Diogo Ramada. Cultura imperial e projetos coloniais: (séculos XV a XVIII). Campinas, SP: Editora
UNICAMP, 2009. 495 p. ISBN 9788526808577.
Resumo:
Os estudos que compõem este livro procuram analisar como foi pensada e registrada por escrito a
expansão dos portugueses entres os séculos XV e XVIII. Trata-se de um processo que implica a formação
de uma cultura imperial, difícil de reduzir a um todo homogêneo, em que orientações glorificantes se
misturaram com críticas às mais diversas situações e tipos de organização. A existência de projetos
coloniais constituiu uma das dimensões mais recorrentes dessa mesma cultura, mesmo em situações em
que a presença portuguesa se afigurava extremamente débil.
Marques, Amadeu. On stage: 1 : língua estrangeira moderna - inglês : ensino médio : livro para análise do
professor. 1. impr. São Paulo: Ática, 2011. v. 1. 232 p, 48 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9788508129959.
Inclui Manual do Professor; Acompanhado de CD de áudio - Pedir no Balcão de Empréstimos - Anotar CD
0039 / 2011 / v. 1.
Marques, Amadeu. On stage: 2 : língua estrangeira moderna - inglês : ensino médio : livro para análise do
professor. 1. impr. São Paulo: Ática, 2011. v. 2. 248 p., 48 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9788508129973.
Inclui Manual do Professor; Acompanhado de CD de áudio - Pedir no Balcão de Empréstimos - Anotar CD
0040 / 2011 / v. 2.
Marques, Amadeu. On stage: 3 : língua estrangeira moderna - inglês : ensino médio : livro para análise do
professor. 1. impr. São Paulo: Ática, 2011. v. 3. 232 p., 48 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9788508129997.
Inclui Manual do Professor; Acompanhado de CD de áudio - Pedir no Balcão de Empréstimos - Anotar CD
0041 / 2011 / v. 3.
Eaves, Morris (ed.). The Cambridge companion to William Blake. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Press, 2003. xix, 302 p. il. (Cambridge companions to literature). ISBN 9780521786775. Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
A poet, painter, and engraver, William Blake died in 1827 in obscurity. Yet he has become one of the most
anthologized writers in English and one of the most collected British artists. His urge to create masterpieces
of revelation has left complex (and sometimes bizarre) works of written and visual art. The essays in this
Companion and a chronology, guides to further reading, and glossary of Blake's terms identify the key points
of departure into Blake's diverse world.
Walkowitz, Judith R. City of dreadful delight: narratives of sexual danger in late-Victorian London.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. xiv, 353 p. il. (Women in culture and society). ISBN
9780226871462. - 0226871460. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
From tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger
pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz
shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being
played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism,
and fiction.
Putnam, Hilary. Reason, truth and history. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1981. xii, 222 p.
ISBN 0521297761.
Resumo:
Hilary Putnam deals in this book with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy: the
nature of truth, knowledge and rationality. His aim is to break down the fixed categories of thought which
have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems.
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Fulbrook, Mary. A concise history of Germany. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press,
2004. xviii, 277 p. il., mapas. (Cambridge concise histories). ISBN 9780521540711. Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
This book aims to provide a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of German history from the
early middle ages to the present day. The multi-faceted, problematic history of the German lands has
provoked a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation. Mary Fulbrook provides a crisp
synthesis of a vast array of historical material, and explores the interrelationships between social, political
and cultural factors in the light of scholarly controversies. First published in 1990, A Concise History of
Germany appeared in an updated edition in 1992, and in a second edition in 2004. It is the only singlevolume history of Germany in English which offers a broad, general coverage. It has become standard
reading for all sutdents of German, European studies and history, and is a useful guide to general readers,
members of the business community and travellers to Germany.
Jones, Peter V.; Sidwell, Keith C.. Reading Latin: text. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
xvi, 160 p. il., mapas. ISBN 9780521286237.
Resumo:
Reading Latin is a Latin course designed to help mature beginners read Latin fluently and intelligently,
primarily in the context of classical culture, but with some mediaeval Latin too. It does this in three ways; it
encourages reading of continuous texts from the start; it offers generous help with translation at every stage;
and it integrates the learning of Classical Latin with an appreciation of the influence of the Latin language
upon English and European culture from Antiquity to the present. The text, richly illustrated, consists at the
start of carefully graded adaptations from original Classical Latin texts. The adaptations are gradually phased
out until unadultered prose and verse can be read. The Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises volume
supplies all the help needed to do this, together with a range of reinforcing exercises for each section,
including English into Latin for those who want it. At the end of each section, a selection of Latin epigrams,
mottoes, quotations, everyday Latin, word-derivations, examples of mediaeval Latin and discussions of the
influence of Latin upon English illustrate the language's impact on Western culture. Reading Latin is
principally designed for university and adult beginners, and also for sixth-formers (eleventh and twelth
graders in the USA). It is also ideal for those people who may have learned Latin many years ago, and wish
to renew their acquaintance with the language. Its companion course, Reading Greek is one of the most
widely used mature beginners' courses in the world.
McClellan, Andrew (ed.). Art and its publics: museum studies at the millennium. Malden, MA: Blackwell
Publishing, 2003. xviii, 213 p. il. (New interventions in art history). ISBN 9780631230472. Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
Bringing together essays by museum professionals and academics from both sides of the Atlantic, Art and
its Publics tackles current issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate
between theory and practice around the most pressing of contemporary concerns.
Wilde, Oscar. Complete poetry. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Isobel Murray. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1997. xviii, 212 p. (Oxford world's classics). ISBN 9780199554706. Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
`Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a
flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword!' A powerful poem of universal
guilt and a protest against capital punishment, The Ballad of Reading Gaol is Wilde's best-known poem, yet
it is quite unlike the rest of his poetry. At Oxford Wilde discarded the passion and politics of his mother's
Irish nationalistic anti-famine poetry and opted to follow an English Romantic tradition, paying tribute to
Keats, Swinburne, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Admiration of French masters gradually led to his writing
Impressionist, even decadent poems and his collection Poems (1881) brought accusations of obscenity and
plagiarism as well as scathing reviews. Unabashed, Wilde revised and reprinted his final `Author's Edition' in
1892, by which time he was the successful author of fiction, criticism, and Lady Windermere's Fan . This
volume follows as closely as possible the chronological order of composition, highlighting autobiographical
elements including the young Wilde's conflicting attitudes to Greece and Rome, pagan and Christian, and
his fluctuating attraction to Roman Catholicism. The Appendix shows Wilde's original ordering, constructed
with great care around a `musical' arrangement of themes. The poems reveal unexpected aspects of a
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literary chameleon usually identified with sparkling wit and social comedy..
Basso, Keith H. Portraits of "The Whiteman": linguistic play and cultural symbols among the Western
Apache. Illustrations by Vincent Craig. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1979. xxi, 120 p. il.
ISBN 9780521295932. Bibliografia: p. 113-120.
Resumo:
Drawing on current theory in symbolic anthropology and sociolinguistics, this interpretive essay investigates
a complex form of joking based on material collected in a Western Apache community wherein Apaches
stage carefully crafted imitations of Anglo-Americans.
Grafton, Anthony. What was history?: the art of history in early modern Europe. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2007. ix, 319 p. il. ISBN 9780521697149. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
From the late fifteenth century onwards, scholars across Europe began to write books about how to read
and evaluate histories. These pioneering works grew from complex early-modern debates about law,
religion, and classical scholarship. Anthony Grafton's book is based on his Trevelyan Lectures of 2005, and
it proves to be a powerful and imaginative exploration of some central themes in the history of European
ideas. Grafton explains why so many of these works were written, why they attained so much insight – and
why, in the centuries that followed, most scholars gradually forgot that they had existed. Elegant and
accessible, What was History? is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated Trevelyan Lectures on
What is History?.
Gabaccia, Donna; Ottanelli, Fraser M. (ed.). Italian workers of the world: labor migration and the
formation of multiethnic states. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, c2001. 248 p. (Statue of Liberty : Ellis
Island Centennial Series). ISBN 0252026594. Inclui índice.
Resumo:
Offering a kaleidoscopic perspective on the experiences of Italian workers on foreign soil, "Italian Workers of
the World" explores the complex links between international class formation and nation building.
Distinguished by an international panel of contributors, this wide-ranging volume examines how the
reception of immigrants in their new countries shaped their sense of national identity and helped determine
the nature of the multiethnic states in which they settled. In Argentina and Brazil, Italian migrants were
welcomed as a civilizing influence and were instrumental in establishing and leading syndicalist and
anarcho-syndicalist labor movements committed to labor internationalism. In the United States, by contrast,
where Italian workers were greeted by the American Federation of Labor's hostility to socialism,
internationalism, and unskilled laborers, they organized in ethnically mixed unions, including the radical
Industrial Workers of the World. The xenophobia they encountered in the "land of opportunity" ultimately
encouraged sympathy among Italian Americans for Mussolini's modernizing, imperialist ambitions for the
Italian state.Covering the work of republican "Garibaldians" in South America and antifascist currents among
Italian migrants in France and the United States, as well as such seminal events as the 1912 textile strike in
Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia, Italian Workers of the World shows how
modes of incorporating (or excluding) foreign-born workers were carried over from nineteenth-century labor
movements to twentieth-century nation-states. This volume also paves the way for new modes of
collaboration across the boundaries of historical nationalism.
Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at large: cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis, Minn: University of
Minnesota Press, c1996. xi, 229 p. (Public worlds; v. 1). ISBN 0816627932. Inclui bibliografia (p. 205-217) e
índice.
Resumo:
Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the
imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for
creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the
current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the twin forces of mass migration and electronic
mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patterns, debates about
multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images-of lifestyles, popular culture, and selfrepresentation-circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their
originators) and inventive fashions.
Goody, Jack (ed.). The character of kinship. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, c1973. xii, 251
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p. il. ISBN 0521290023. Publicado em ocasião da aposentadoria de Meyer Fortes; Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
A collection of specially commissioned essays dealing with general aspects of kinship, family and marriage
from an anthropological point of view, that is, considering the total range of human societies. In his editorial
introduction, Jack Goody explains that his aim has been to provide 'essays dealing with general themes
rather than ethnographic conundrums or descriptive minutiae' in the hope of achieving 're-consideration of
some central problem areas including those examined by an earlier generation of anthropologists and still
raised by scholars outside the discipline itself'. Individual essays cover problems such as the nature of
kinship and the family; why monogamy?; intermarriage and the creation of castes. The contributors include
R. G. Abrahams, J. A. Barnes, Fredrik Barth, Maurice Bloch, Derek Freeman, Jack Goody, Grace Harris,
Jean La Fontaine, Edmund Leach, Julian Pitt-Rivers, Raymond T. Smith, Andrew Strathern and S. J.
Tambiah.
Christianson, John Robert. On Tycho's island: Tycho Brahe, science, and culture in the sixteen century.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xii, 361 p. il. ISBN 0521008840. Inclui bibliografia e
índice.
Resumo:
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), the premier patron-practitioner of science in sixteenth-century Europe,
established a new role of scientist as administrator, active reformer, and natural philosopher. This book
explores his wide range of activities, which encompass much more than his reputed role of astronomer.
Christianson broadens this singular perspective by portraying him as Platonic philosopher, Paracelsian
chemist, Ovidian poet, and devoted family man. From his private island in Denmark, Tycho Brahe used
patronage, printing, friendship, and marriage to incorporate men and women skilled in science, technology,
and the fine arts into his program of cosmic reform. This pioneering study includes capsule biographies of
two dozen individuals, including Johannes Kepler, Willebrord Snel, Willem Blaeu, several artists, two
bishops, a rabbi, and various technical specialists, all of whom helped shape the culture of the Scientific
Revolution. Under Tycho's leadership, their teamwork achieved breakthroughs in astronomy, scientific
method, and research organization that were essential to the birth of modern science. John Robert
Christianson is research professor of history at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he taught history for
thirty years. In 1985, Christianson was awarded the Bronze Medal of the League of Finnish-American
Societies and received the Alf Mjoen Prize in 1989. In 1995, he was dubbed Knight of the Royal Norweigian
Order of Merit by King Harald II. Christianson is a former fellow of the American Council of Learned
Societies and has held grants from the American Philosophical Society and the National Endowment of the
Humanities, among others. He has traveled throughout Scandanavia and has written, edited, or translated
several books about Scandanavia and Scandanavian-American topics, as well as articles in Scientific
American, Isis, and other journals.
Miller, Maureen C. The bishop’s palace: architecture and authority in medieval Italy. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell
University, 2000. 307 p. (Conjunctions of religion and power in the medieval past). ISBN 0801435358.
Dale, Rodney. Cats in books: a celebration of cat illustration through the ages. London: British Library,
1997. 112 p. ISBN 9780712350235.
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Cohen, Thomas V. Love and death in Renaissance Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2004. 306 p.
ISBN 0226112586. Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-287) and index..
Notas de conteúdo:
Double murder in Cretone Castle- Lost love and a handkerchief- The last will of Vittoria Giustini- "This is
my dowry" the vile loves of prosecutor Pallantieri- The lady lives, the pigeon dies- Three in a bed the
seduction of Innocentia.
Reisch, George A. How the Cold War transformed philosophy of science: to the icy slopes of logic.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, c2005. xiv, 418 p. il. ISBN 9780521546898. Inclui bibliografia
e índice.
Resumo:
This intriguing and ground-breaking book is the first in-depth study of the development of philosophy of
science in the United States during the Cold War. It documents the political vitality of logical empiricism and
Otto Neurath's Unity of Science Movement when these projects emigrated to the US in the 1930s and
follows their de-politicization by a convergence of intellectual, cultural and political forces in the 1950s.
Students of logical empiricism and the Vienna Circle treat these as strictly intellectual non-political projects.
In fact, the refugee philosophers of science were highly active politically and debated questions about
values inside and outside science, as a result of which their philosophy of science was scrutinized politically
both from within and without the profession, by such institutions as J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. It will prove
absorbing reading to philosophers and historians of science, intellectual historians, and scholars of Cold
War studies.
. Painter and priest: Giovanni Canavesio’s visual rhetoric and the Passion cycle at La
Brigue. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame, 2006. 458 p. ISBN 0268038880.
Maggi, Armando. Satan’s rhetoric: a study of Renaissance demonology. Chicago: University of Chicago,
2001. 260 p. ISBN 0226501329.
Notas de conteúdo:
The devils’ perverted syllogism Prierio’s De strigimagis- The word’s ceremonies natural and unnatural
language according to De Moura’s de Ensalmis- To vomit the name of the morning star creation as
metaphor in Menghi and Polidori’s Thesaurus exorcismorum- Walking in the garden of purgatory the
discourse of the mind in the probation of St. Maria Maddalena De’ Pazzi- To dream insomnia human mind
and demonic enlightenment in Cardano’s Metoposcopia- The epic triumph of the church, its melancholy,
and the persistence of sodom a conclusion.
Ahl, Diane Cole (ed.). The Cambridge companion to Masaccio. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Press, 2002. xiv, 280 p. il. (Cambridge companion to the history of art). ISBN 0521669413. Inclui bibliografia
e índice.
Resumo:
The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio explores the visual, intellectual, and religious culture of
Renaissance Florence in the age of Masaccio, 1401–1428. Written by a team of internationally renowned
scholars and conservators, the essays in this volume investigate the artistic, civic, and sacred contexts of
Masaccio's works and the sites in which they were seen. They also reassess the artist's connection to the
past, especially to medieval workshop practices, ancient and Gothic art, as well as his novel experiments
with technique, perspective, and narrative. Collectively, they re-evaluate his association with Brunelleschi,
Ghiberti, Donatello, and his collaborator Masolino. Inspired by the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth,
The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio celebrates the achievements, influence and legacy of early
Renaissance art and one of its greatest masters.
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Wood, Jeryldene M. (ed.). The Cambridge companion to Piero della Francesca. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2002. xvi, 268 p. il. ISBN 0521654726. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
A great master of the early Renaissance, Piero della Francesca created paintings for ecclesiastics,
confraternities, and illustrious nobles throughout the Italian peninsula. Since the early twentieth century, the
rational space, abstract designs, lucid illumination and naturalistic details of his pictures have attracted a
wide audience. Piero's treatises on mathematics and perspective also fascinate scholars in a wide range of
disciplines. This 2002 Companion brings together essays that offer a synthesis and overview of Piero's life
and accomplishments as a painter and theoretician. They explore a variety of themes associated with the
artist's career, including the historical and religious circumstances surrounding Piero's altarpieces and
frescoes; the politics underlying his portraits; the significance of clothing in his paintings; the influence of his
theories on perspective and mathematics; and the artist's enduring fascination for modern painters and
writers.
Davis, Colin J. Waterfront revolts: New York and London dockworkers, 1946-61. Urbana, Ill: University of
Illinois Press, c2003. x, 246 p. il. (The working class in American history). ISBN 0252028783. Inclui
bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
During the decade that followed the end of World War II, American and English dockworkers undertook a
series of militant revolts against their employers, their governments, and even their union leaderships. In this
in-depth comparative study, Colin Davis draws on a wide range of sources to explore the upheavals on both
sides of the Atlantic. Davis examines the dynamics of work and work stoppage along the two pivotal
waterfronts, showing how issues of race, organized crime, union affiliation, working conditions, and Cold
War politics shaped waterfront uprisings and the state's response to them. He explores other key
differences between American and British labor, such as the cultural forces that led to the emergence of
rank-and-file dockworkers' movements, degree of governmental oversight, methods of obtaining work, and
specifics of ethnic and racial identification. Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential
forces in the postwar industrial arena, "Waterfront Revolts" reveals how workers and trade unions directly
influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture - even across national borders.
Rowland, Ingrid D. The scarith of Scornello: a tale of Renaissance forgery. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 2004. x, 230 p. il. ISBN 0226730360. Inclui bibliografia (p. 205-220) e índice.
Resumo:
A precocious teenager, bored with life at his family's Tuscan villa Scornello, Curzio Inghirami staged
perhaps the most outlandish prank of the seventeenth century. Born in the age of Galileo to an illustrious
family with ties to the Medici, and thus an educated and privileged young man, Curzio concocted a wild
scheme that would in the end catch the attention of the Vatican and scandalize all of Rome. As recounted
here with relish by Ingrid D. Rowland, Curzio preyed on the Italian fixation with ancestry to forge an array of
ancient Latin and Etruscan documents. For authenticity's sake, he stashed the counterfeit treasure in scarith
(capsules made of hair and mud) near Scornello. To the seventeenth-century Tuscans who were so eager
to establish proof of their heritage and history, the scarith symbolized a link to the prestigious culture of their
past. But because none of these proud Italians could actually read the ancient Etruscan language, they
couldn't know for certain that the documents were frauds. The Scarith of Scornello traces the career of this
young scam artist whose "discoveries" reached the Vatican shortly after Galileo was condemned by the
Inquisition, inspiring participants on both sides of the affair to clash again—this time over Etruscan history.
An expert on the Italian Renaissance and one of only a few people in the world to work with the Etruscan
language, Rowland writes a tale so enchanting it seems it could only be fiction. In her investigation of this
seventeenth-century caper, Rowland will captivate readers with her sense of humor and obvious delight in
Curzio's far-reaching prank. And even long after the inauthenticity of Curzio's creation had been established,
this practical joke endured: the scarith were stolen in the 1980s by a thief who mistook them for the real
thing.
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Sparke, Penny. The modern interior. London: Reaktion, c2008. 240 p. il. ISBN 9781861893727. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 227-233) e índice.
Resumo:
Through the impact of shops like Habitat and IKEA, and of the countless glossy magazines, books and
catalogues that focus on the concept of 'interior design', we have all become familiar with the idea of our
homes and public interiors containing items of modern furniture and decor. Yet design historian and critic
Penny Sparke shows that, unlike designed buildings and artefacts, the fixed idea of the 'modern interior' has
only ever been an abstract and idealized concept, promoted through exhibitions, retail contexts and the
mass media, and that it rarely exists in an absolute form. "The Modern Interior" provides a persuasive
account of the forces, conflicts and debates that have underpinned the emergence of something we now
effortlessly refer to as the 'modern interior'. Offering fascinating and eloquent insights into the work of
international designers including C.R. Mackintosh, Adolf Loos, Josef Frank, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel
Breuer, Lilly Reich, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Philippe Starck, and Charles and Ray Eames, Sparke
focuses on the realities as well as concepts of the modern interior, whether in the hands of professional
decorators and designers, or in those of its amateur inhabitants. By doing so, she deftly unravels the shift
from Victorian to modern style, and demonstrates that the easy transition to the modern interior so
frequently portrayed is little more than a mythology. "The Modern Interior" is essential reading for all
students of modern design, architecture and culture, as well as anyone interested in why the interior spaces
we inhabit look the way they do.
Fenner, David E. W. Art in context: understanding aesthetic value. Athens: Swallow Press/Ohio University
Press, c2008. xviii, 350 p. ISBN 9780804011044. Inclui bibliografia (p. 331-343) e índice.
Resumo:
The various lenses - ethical, political, sexual, religous, and so forth - through which we may view art are
often instrumental in giving us an appreciation of the work. In "Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic
Value", philosopher David Fenner presents a straightforward, accessible overview of the arguments about
the importance of considering the relevant context in determining the true merit of a work of art."Art in
Context" is a systematic, historically situated, and historically evidenced attempt to demonstrate the
importance of considering contexts that will, in the vast majority of cases, increase the aesthetic experience.
While focusing on distance, detachment, aestheticism, art for art's sake, and formalism can at times be
instructive and interesting, such approaches risk missing the larger and often central issue of the
piece.Based on the findings of philosophers and critics, and on artwork throughout history, "Art in Context"
provides a solid foundation for understanding and valuing a work of art in perspective as well as within the
particular world in which it exists.Among the topics discussed: American naturalism, art for art's sake, Bach,
John Cage, Casablanca, Leonardo da Vinci, Christo, Dadaism, de Kooning, Dickens, Duchamp, Isadora
Duncan, Thomas Eakins, Frank Stella, Martha Graham, Winslow Homer, Jasper Johns, John Locke, David
Lynch, Karl Marx, Mona Lisa, Claude Monet, Robert Motherwell, MOMA, Ortega y Gassett, Pop Art, Diego
Rivera, Romanticism, Rothko, Salinger, Santayana, Scorsese, Shakespeare, Socialist Realism, Triumph of
the Will, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Wittgenstein, Virginia Woolf, and, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Bowler, Peter J.; Morus, Iwan Rhys. Making modern science: a historical survey. Chicago, Ill: University of
Chicago Press, c2005. viii, 529 p. il. ISBN 978022606819. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
The development of science, according to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus,
expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect - but are also affected by - society and
culture. In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college courses in the history of science
and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of
science itself and its influence on modern thought. Opening with an introduction that explains developments
in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies these initiatives have
engendered, the book then proceeds in two parts. The first section considers key episodes in the
development of modern science, including the Scientific Revolution and individual accomplishments in
geology, physics, and biology. The second section is an analysis of the most important themes stemming
from the social relations of science - the discoveries that force society to rethink its religious, moral, or
philosophical values. Making Modern Science thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking,
from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism,
genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology. Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage
students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and
complex web of relationships between science and modern society. The first survey of its kind, Making
Modern Science is a much-needed and accessible introduction to the history of science, engagingly written
for undergraduates and curious readers alike.
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Biow, Douglas. Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries: humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy.
Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press, 2002. xviii, 224 p. ISBN 0226051714. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
In this book, Douglas Biow traces the role that humanists played in the development of professions and
professionalism in Renaissance Italy, and vice versa. For instance, humanists were initially quite hostile to
medicine, viewing it as poorly adapted to their program of study. They much preferred the secretarial
profession, which they made their own throughout the Renaissance and eventually defined in treatises in
the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Examining a wide range of treatises, poems, and other
works that humanists wrote both as and about doctors, ambassadors, and secretaries, Biow shows how
interactions with these professions forced humanists to make their studies relevant to their own times,
uniting theory and practice in a way that strengthened humanism. His detailed analyses of writings by
familiar and lesser-known figures, from Petrarch, Machiavelli, and Tasso to Maggi, Fracastoro, and Barbaro,
will especially interest students of Renaissance Italy, but also anyone concerned with the rise of
professionalism during the early modern period.
Metheny, Karen Bescherer. From the miners’ doublehouse: archaeology and landscape in a
Pennsylvania Coal Company Town. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c2007. xxix, 305 p. il. ISBN
9781572334953 . - 1572334959. Inclui bibliografia (p. [273]-297) e índice.
Resumo:
In From the Miners' Doublehouse, archaeologist Karen Metheny uses an interpretive, contextual approach
to examine the physical and cultural landscape of the now-abandoned coal-mining town of Helvetia in
western Pennsylvania. The author weaves together documentary sources, oral history, and archaeological
evidence to reveal the ways in which mine workers constructed a sense of community in this company town
from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. As the first archaeological and historical study of a
coal company town that focuses upon the strategies its residents used to manipulate landscape and
material culture to achieve personal and social goals, From the Miners' Doublehouse makes a significant
contribution to historical and industrial archaeology. This book will be of interest to scholars in industrial and
environmental history, geography, and industrial sociology. It will also appeal to general readers interested
in coal's history and the Appalachian coal-mining region.
Davies, Stephen. Definitions of art. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1991. x, 243 p. ISBN
0801425689 (cloth). - 0801497949 (paper). Inclui bibliografia (p. 223-237) e índice.
Resumo:
In the last thirty years, work in analytic philosophy of art has flourished, and it has given rise to considerably
controversy. Stephen Davies describes and analyzes the definition of art as it has been discussed in AngloAmerican philosophy during this period and, in the process, introduces his own perspective on ways in
which we should reorient our thinking.. Davies conceives of the debate as revealing two basic, conflicting
approaches—the functional and the procedural—to the questions of whether art can be defined, and if so,
how. As the author sees it, the functionalist believes that an object is a work of art only if it performs a
particular function (usually, that of providing a rewarding aesthetic experience). By contrast the proceduralist
believes that something is an artwork only if it has been created according to certain rules and procedures.
Davies attempts to demonstrate the fruitfulness of viewing the debate in terms of this framework, and he
develops new arguments against both points of view—although he is more critical of functional than of
procedural definitions.. Because it has generated so much of the recent literature, Davies starts his analysis
with a discussion of Morris Weitz's germinal paper, "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics." He goes on to
examine other important works by Arthur Danto, George Dickie, and Ben Tilghman and develops in his
critiques original arguments on such matters of the artificiality of artworks and the relevance of artists'
intentions.
Stone, Peter G.; Molyneaux, Brian L. (ed.). The presented past: heritage, museums, and education. New
York, NY: Routledge, 1994. xxv, 520 p. il. (One world archaeology). ISBN 0415096022. Trabalhos
apresentados no Second World Archaeological Congress (WAC 2), realizado em Barquisimeto, Venezuela,
em setembro de 1990.; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood
way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches
currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of
the past as something finished, understood and objective, rather than something that is `constructed' and
therefore open to co-existing interpretations and constant re-interpretation.. Central to the book is the belief
that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from
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a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories. The book
suggests that a view of the past incorporating a larger body of evidence and a wider variety of
understanding will help to invigorate the way history is taught. The Presented Past will be of interest to
teachers, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, in fact anyone who is concerned with how the past is
presented.
Mackenzie, Iain. The idea of pure critique. New York, NY: Continuum, c2004. xxvi, 114 p. (Transversals :
new directions in philosophy). ISBN 0826468063 (HB). - 0826468071 (PB). Inclui bibliografia (p. 98-111) e
índice.
Resumo:
What is required of the idea of critique if it is to overcome indifference? This question addresses core
themes in modern, post-Kantian and European philosophy, challenging theory’s resignation in the face of
contemporary political and economic formations. If indifference is to be overcome, critique must be
demarcated in its purity, as an idea of critique in and of itself. For the idea of critique to become pure we
must view critique as the construction of difference—only pure critique, as the construction of difference,
can overcome our current age of indifference. The Idea of Pure Critique will appeal to students of Kant as
well as to the many interested in Deleuze and Guattari’s contribution to philosophies of difference. More
fundamentally, the book presents a series of political and philosophical challenges to the apathy that
pervades modern forms of life.
Heinzer, Felix. Klosterreform und mittelalterliche Buchkultur im deutschen Südwesten. Leiden: Brill,
2008. xii, 618 p. il. (Mittellateinische studien und texte ; v. 39). ISBN 9789004166684. Inclui bibliografia e
índices.
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Heinzer's book, a series of case studies, deals with the fundamental relation between monastic reform and
book production in the middle ages in the southwestern part of the German-speaking area during the period
from the 9th to the early 16th century. This book, thus, might be considered as a complementary
contribution to a long-term project, initiated by scholars of mediaeval german studies (Nigel Palmer and
Hans-Jochen Schiewer), of reconstructing a "Literary Topography of south-west Germany", dealing however
almost exclusively with Latin texts and focussing not as much on more specifically litterary matters, but
rather on aspects of formal (esthetical) interest as well as on the conditions of writing and reading and on
the social formations which fostered the production and dissemination of texts and books.
Lambert, Gregg. The return of the Baroque in modern culture. London: Continuum, c2004. 168 p. ISBN
0826466486. Inclui bibliografia (p. [150]-161) e índice.
Resumo:
The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture explores the re-invention of the early European Baroque
within the philosophical, cultural, and literary thought of postmodernism in Europe, the United States, the
Caribbean, and Latin America. Gregg Lambert argues that the return of the Baroque expresses a principle
often hidden behind the cultural logic of postmodernism in its various national and cultural incarnations, a
principal often in variance with Anglo-American modernism. Writers and theorists examined include Walter
Benjamin, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Octavio Paz, and Cuban novelists Alejo
Carpentier and Severo Sarduy. A highly original and compelling reinterpretation of modernity, The Return of
the Baroque in Modern Culture answers Raymond Williams' charge to create alternative national and
international accounts of aesthetic and cultural history in order to challenge the centrality of Anglo-American
modernism.
Fink, Leon. In search of the working class: essays in American labor history and political culture. Urbana,
Ill: University of Illinois Press, c1994. xiv, 261 p. (The Working class in American history). ISBN
0252063686. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
These nine essays by a prominent scholar in American labor history self-consciously evoke the tensions
between the worker as historical subject and the historian as outside observer. Encompassing studies of
labor culture, strategy, and movement building from the late nineteenth century to the present, In Search of
the Working Class also connects the trials of the early labor economists to the conceptual challenges facing
today's academic practitioners.
Raphael, Melissa. Judaism and the visual image: a Jewish theology of art. London: Continuum, c2009. x,
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229 p. il. (Continuum religious studies). ISBN 0826494986. - 9780826494986. Inclui bibliografia (p. [212]224) e índice.
Resumo:
The widespread assumption that Jewish religious tradition is mediated through words, not pictures, has left
Jewish art with no significant role to play in Jewish theology and ethics. "Judaism and the Visual Image"
argues for a Jewish theology of image that, among other things, helps us re-read the creation story in
Genesis 1 and to question why images of Jewish women as religious subjects appear to be doubly
suppressed by the Second Commandment, when images of observant male Jews have become legitimate,
even iconic, representations of Jewish holiness. Raphael further suggests that 'devout beholding' of images
of the Holocaust is a corrective to post-Holocaust theologies of divine absence from suffering that are
infused by a sub-theological aesthetic of the sublime. Raphael concludes by proposing that the relationship
between God and Israel composes itself into a unitary dance or moving image by which each generation
participates in a processive revelation that is itself the ultimate work of Jewish art.
Betts, Raymond F. The false dawn: European imperialism in the Nineteenth Century. Minneapolis, MN:
University of Minnesota Press, c1975. xxi, 270 p. il., mapa. (Europe and the world in the Age of Expansion).
ISBN 0816607621. Inclui bibliografia p. [245]-260 e índice.
Harris, Roy. The necessity of artspeak: the language of the arts in the Western tradition. London:
Continuum, 2003. xvii, 222 p. ISBN 0826460682 (hb). - 0826460798 (pb). Includes bibliographical
references (p. [209]-214) and index..
Resumo:
Are contemporary art theorists and critics speaking a language that has lost its meaning? Is it still based on
concepts and values that are long out of date? Does anyone know what the function of the arts is in modern
society? This title situates these issues within the long-running debate about the arts and their place in
society that goes back to the classical period in ancient Greece. "The Necessity of Artspeak" shows that
what have usually been considered problems of aesthetics and artistic justification often have their source in
the linguistic assumptions underlying the terms and arguments presented. It also shows how artspeak is
manipulated to serve the interests of particular social groups and agendas. Until the semantics of artspeak
is more widely understood, the public will continue to be taken in by the latest fads and fashions that
propagandists of the art world promote.
White, Shane; White, Graham J. Stylin’: african american expressive culture from its beginnings to the zoot
suit. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University, 1998. 301 p. ISBN 0801482836.
Farington, Joseph. The diary of Joseph Farington. Edited by Kenneth Garlick and Angus Macintyre. New
Haven, Conn: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1978.
v. 1. xxxix, 284 p. il. ; + 1 folh.. (Studies in British Art). ISBN 0300023146 (vols. 1 & 2). A biblioteca possui a
coleção completa em seu acervo; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único para reunir a coleção.
Resumo:
Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a professional topographical artist and lived most of his life in London.
Through his extensive involvement in the affairs of the Royal Academy, his wide circle of friends, and his
membership in several clubs and societies, he touched the life of his time at many points. This diary, which
he kept from 1793 until his death, provides a meticulous record of his actions and observations and is an
invaluable source for the history of English art and artists. It also constitutes an absorbing record of this
period’s social, political, and literary developments.. These first two volumes cover the time from July 31,
1793, when he visited Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, to August 31, 1796. Apart from recording his
constant involvement in Academy business, he describes his visit to Valenciennes and his sketching tour for
the History of the River Thames. Such matters as the sale of part of Sir Joshua Reynolds’s collection, the
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controversies over the Shakespeare forgeries are set down against the background of the French
Revolution and the war, and of political turbulence at home. The diary is now for the first time published in
full. The unannotated text will be published in successive volumes with a full index and a final volume, A
Companion to The Farington Diary, to follow.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. 1. July 1793-December 1794
Trexler, Richard C. Public life in Renaissance Florence. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. xxvi, 591
p. il. p&b. ISBN 9780801499791. Originally published: Academic Press, 1980, in series: Studies in social
discontinuity.
Resumo:
This book describes the way in which Florentines from Dante to Michelangelo interacted with one another,
with foreigners, and with their divinities. The writers, artists, and politicians of Florence need no press; their
accomplishments have long been part of the human heritage. Yet genius in Florence as elsewhere emerged
from a collective way of life, from systems of formal communications that focused, identified, and evaluated
the actions of its residents. The city has its own formal life. This book recognizes that fact, and studies one
past city from that point of view.
Nuttall, Paula. From Flanders to Florence: the impact of Netherlandish painting, 1400-1500. New Haven,
Conn: Yale University Press, c2004. ix, 307 p. il. (principalmente color.). ISBN 0300102445. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 264-301) e índice.
Resumo:
This innovative book presents a fresh view of fifteenth-century Netherlandish art and the significance of its
contributions to contemporary Italian art, notably in such areas as oil painting, landscape and portraiture.
Focusing on Florence, a prime centre of renaissance culture, the book explores for the first time the
profound impact of Netherlandish works on Italian painters, including Leonardo, Perugino and Ghirlandaio.
Paula Nuttall discusses Italian ownership of Netherlandish paintings in the fifteenth century and the shared
artistic concerns of Florentine and Netherlandish painters. She examines in depth the various means by
which artistic contact occurred, the growth in demand for Netherlandish art in Florence, and the holdings of
the Medici and other collectors. With particular emphasis on the period 1460-1500 when the vogue for
Netherlandish painting was at its height, the author shows that the consequences of Italian exposure to
Netherlandish art were far more sweeping than has been previously understood.
Hobbs, Robert. Alice Aycock: sculpture and projects. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, c2005. xii, 423 p. il.
(algumas color.). ISBN 0262083396. Inclui bibliografia (p. 403-413) e índice.
Resumo:
Alice Aycock's large, semi-architectural works deal with the interaction of structure, site, materials, and the
psychophysical responses of the viewer. Offered meaningful but contradictory clues by both her images and
her texts, viewers attempt to discover not only what the work of art conveys but how it communicates its
contents, in investigations that parallel the artist's own. In Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects, Robert
Hobbs examines the development of Aycock's work over twenty years and her negotiation -- along with
other artists who came of age in the early 1970s -- of the transition from modernism to postmodernism."The
problem," wrote Aycock in 1977, "seems to be how to connect without connecting." Hobbs describes
Aycock's strategies for doing just this: for creating a work with disparate image and texts that offer a new
perspective on reality. Influenced by the "specific objects" of minimalism's hybrid forms and by
conceptualism's emphasis on language, Aycock relies on paradigms, cybernetics, phenomenology, physics,
post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, information overload, outdated scientific thinking, and computer
programming to create a "complex" that is architectural and sculptural as well as mental and emotional.
Schizophrenia and other mental conditions, sometimes considered metaphors for the disconnections of
postmodern existence, are specific sources of inspiration in Aycock's work. By exploring the physical and
existential positions of isolation, estrangement, disorientation, entrapment and fear, her three-dimensional
constructions not only posit alternative states of mind, they suppose possible narratives and suggest
multiple truths and lies. Aycock's work invites the viewer to experience sculpture with the entire body and a
fully mind. Her sculpture has had a transformative effect on the contemporary art experience.
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Penny, Nicholas. The sixteenth century Italian paintings. London ; [New Haven, Conn.]: National Gallery
Co. : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2004. xvii, 430 p. il. (algumas color.). (National Gallery
Catalogues). ISBN 1857099087. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
This beautifully produced catalogue of sixteenth-century paintings from the distinguished collection of the
National Gallery, London encompasses artists who were active in Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona, cities
characterised as much by the artistic interaction between them as by the influence of Venice. The artists
include such well-known names as Lorenzo Lotto, Moretto and Moroni, along with less familiar ones such as
Bartolomeo Veneto and Callisto Piazza. For each of the paintings, scholar and curator Nicholas Penny
provides information about technique and materials, conservation and condition, and subject and
iconography. An account of the painting's original parronage is followed by a discussion of changing tastes,
interpretation, and how the picture was esteemed (or neglected) over the centuries. One third of the
paintings catalogued here are portraits, and entries include fascinating sections on contemporary dress,
furnishings, and accessories. An appendix provides an illuminating account of some of the great collectors
and collections of the past.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. 1. Paintings from Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona
McLean, Alick Macdonnel. Prato: architecture, piety, and political identity in a Tuscan city-state. New
Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2008. xiii, 250 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9780300137149. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 237-243) e índice.
Resumo:
This handsome book recounts the historical development of one city republic, Prato in Tuscany, from the
eleventh through the fourteenth century. In telling the story of Prato's origins, construction, and demise,
Alick McLean considers the planning, art, architecture, politics, faith, and daily life of Prato and its citizens,
showing how major historical events and trends in the Italian middle ages were experienced within the
architecture and streetscapes of this particular place. McLean's meticulous research is supported by a rich
array of stunning new photography, plans, and maps. Together they provide a clear picture of what
differentiates Italy's medieval communes from its ancient cities: the interest in economic growth rather than
exclusively centralized military and administrative hegemony. This history of urban form in Prato shows how
the commune sought to fashion a democratic version of urban life, one based primarily on rational,
systematic, and legislative order, rather than religious belief and private interests, and it examines what
happened to that experiment..
Stocking, George W. Delimiting anthropology: occasional essays and reflections. Madison: University of
Wisconsin, 2001. 404 p. ISBN 0299174506.
Belting, Hans. The invisible masterpiece. [English translation by Helen Atkins]. Chicago, Ill: University of
Chicago Press, 2001. 480 p. il. ISBN 0226042650. Inclui bibliografia (p. [427]-431) e índice.
Resumo:
The "invisible masterpiece" is an unattainable ideal, a work in which a dream of absolute arts is incorporated
but can never be realized. By means of this metaphor borrowed from Balzac, the author shows the variety of
ways in which the status and meaning of the masterpiece have been elevated and denigrated since the
early 19th century. The history of the masterpiece coincides with the history of the public museum.
Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" and other celebrated paintings preoccupied later artists, who felt burdened by the
one-time cult of the masterpiece as it had been transformed into the cult of visible works of art. Following
Duchamp, artists became increasingly resistant to the notion of the masterpiece. Beginning in the 1960s,
Conceptual and Minimal artists concentrated on ephemeral forms and manufactured multiple copies in order
to reject the outmoded status of the one-off masterpiece and the art market that fed off it. This work
presents an account of Western art that reveals works, events and individuals in the history of art in a
different way.
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Butler, Judith. The psychic life of power: theories in subjection. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press,
1997. 218 p. ISBN 0804728119. - 0804728127. Inclui bibliografia (p. [201]-215) e índice.
Resumo:
As a form of power, subjection is paradoxical. To be dominated by a power external to oneself is a familiar
and agonizing form power takes. To find, however, that what one is, one's very formation as a subject, is
dependent upon that very power is quite another. If, following Foucault, we understand power as forming the
subject as well, it provides the very condition of its existence and the trajectory of its desire. Power is not
simply what we depend on for our existence but that which forms reflexivity as well. Drawing upon Hegel,
Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault, and Althusser, this challenging and lucid work offers a theory of subject
formation that illuminates as ambivalent the psychic effects of social power. If we take Hegel and Nietzsche
seriously, then the inner life of consciousness and, indeed, of conscience, not only is fabricated by power,
but becomes one of the ways in which power is anchored in subjectivity. The author considers the way in
which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is
concealed and fortified by the psyche that it produces. Power is no longer understood to be internalized by
an existing subject, but the subject is spawned as an ambivalent effect of power, one that is staged through
the operation of conscience.
Barker, Emma; Webb, Nick; Woods, Kim (ed.). The changing status of the artist. New Haven: Yale
University Press in association with the Open University, 1999. 260 p p. il. (algumas color.). (Art and its
histories). ISBN 0300077408. - 9780300077421. Inclui bibliografia (p. [252]-253) e índice.
Resumo:
This his book focuses attention on the theme of the artist and especially the changing status of the artist in
the early modern period. In a series of case studies -- some devoted to a single artist and others dealing
more broadly with artistic practice -- the authors explore and question the widely held notion that the later
fifteenth and sixteenth centuries witnessed the emergence of the modern idea of the artist. After an
introductory discussion of some of the fundamental assumptions in modern Western culture about the artist
as genius, the book investigates artists in Renaissance Italy, the various claims for status that they made,
and the claims made on their behalf. The book then expands traditional art history's, focus on Italy and
examines artists and art production in Germany and the Netherlands during the later fifteenth and sixteenth
centuries. In two concluding case studies of Northern European artists of slightly later periods -- Vermeer
and Watteau -- the authors consider factors that influence the status and reputation of artists during their
lifetimes and after their death.
Schwartz, Frederic J. The Werkbund: design theory and mass culture before the First World War. New
Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. vii, 262 p. il. ISBN 0300068980. Inclui bibliografia (p. [249]-258) e
índice.
Resumo:
During the period before World War I, the German Werkbund was at the center of attempts to forge new
theories of architecture and design in light of the momentous technological and economic developments of
modernity. In this fascinating book, Frederic J. Schwartz explores the ideological and aesthetic positions at
the core of debates that embroiled the prominent architects, critics, sociologists, economists, and politicians
who had united in the Werkbund during this pivotal era.
Bal, Mieke (ed.). The Artemisia files: Artemisia Gentileschi for feminists and other thinking people.
Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press, c2005. xxv, 245 p. il. ISBN 0226035816. Inclui bibliografia (p. 207222) e índice.
Resumo:
One of the first female artists to achieve recognition in her own time, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)
became instantly popular in the 1970s when feminist art historians "discovered" her and argued vehemently
for a place for her in the canon of Italian baroque painters. Featured alongside her father, Orazio
Gentileschi, in a recent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artemisia has continued to stir interest
though her position in the canon remains precarious, in part because her sensationalized life history has
overshadowed her art. In The Artemisia Files, Mieke Bal and her coauthors look squarely at this early icon
of feminist art history and the question of her status as an artist. Considering the events that shaped her life
and reputation - her relationship to her father and her role as the victim in a highly publicized rape case
during which she was tortured into giving evidence - the authors make the case that Artemisia's importance
is due to more than her role as a poster child in the feminist attack on traditional art history; here, Artemisia
emerges more fully as a highly original artist whose work is greater than the sum of the events that have
traditionally defined her. The fresh, engaging discourse in The Artemisia Files will help to both renew the
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reputation of this artist on the merit of her work and establish her rightful place in the history of art.
Boime, Albert. Art in an age of civil struggle, 1848-1871. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xix,
884 p. il. (A social history of modern art ; v. 4). ISBN 9780226063287. - 0226063283. Inclui bibliografia (p.
801-862) e índice.
Resumo:
From the European revolutions of 1848 through the Italian independence movement, the American Civil
War, and the French Commune, the era Albert Boime explores in this fourth volume of his epic series was,
in a word, transformative. The period, which gave rise to such luminaries as Karl Marx and Charles Darwin,
was also characterized by civic upheaval, quantum leaps in science and technology, and the increasing
secularization of intellectual pursuits and ordinary life. In a sweeping narrative that adds critical depth to a
key epoch in modern art's history, "Art in an Age of Civil Struggle" shows how this turbulent social
environment served as an incubator for the mid-nineteenth century's most important artists and writers.
Tracing the various movements of realism through the major metropolitan centers of Europe and America,
Boime strikingly evokes the milieus that shaped the lives and works of Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet,
Emile Zola, Honore Daumier, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the earliest photographers, among
countless others. In doing so, he spearheads a powerful new way of reassessing how art emerges from the
welter of cultural and political events and artists' struggles to interpret their surroundings. Boime supports
this multifaceted approach with a wealth of illustrations and written sources that demonstrate the intimate
links between visual culture and social change. Culminating at the transition to impressionism, "Art in an
Age of Civil Struggle" makes historical sense of a movement that paved the way for avant-garde aesthetics
and, more broadly, of how a particular style emerges at a particular moment.
Aichele, Kathryn Porter. Paul Klee’s pictorial writing. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
xiv, 252 p. il. ISBN 0521812356. Inclui bibliografia (p. 212-241) e índice.
Resumo:
Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing examines the artist's appropriation of verbal signs, literary texts and written
scripts in his pictorial works. K. Porter Aichele's study is the first to examine how linguistic symbols function
in Klee's work and what they mean. Reconstructing the artist's rich cultural milieu from his diaries, letters,
lecture notes and visual allusions, Aichele shows how these sources provide the framework for fresh
interpretations of works ranging from letter forms in pictorial settings to visual texts. Historically
contextualized and interpreted as pictorial writing, Klee's familiar line drawings are shown to be a radical
reinterpretation of the ut pictora poesis tradition through which the artist questioned whether there is a
substantive difference between writing and drawing. Aichele's multilayered readings of works from every
decade of Klee's career demonstrate that the artist's doubly coded language was his most far–reaching
contribution to the aesthetics of modernism.
Gaskell, Ivan; Jonker, Michiel (ed.). Vermeer studies. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1998. 372
p. il. (algumas color.). (Studies in the History of Art ; v. 55). ISBN 0300075219. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
More than three centuries after he created Them, the exquisite enigmatic paintings of Johannes Vermeer
continue to intrigue. In this volume, twenty-three scholars, conservators, and scientists investigate
Vermeer's art and the milieu in which he worked. They offer a wide range of approaches to the Dutch
master, including technical studies of his paintings, iconological studies of his imagery, archival studies of
his immediate surroundings, and historical studies of the reception of his art. Together, file writings of these
contributors provide insight into the current state of understanding of Vermeer's art. The authors focus
particular attention on the unique qualities of his paintings and explore the interpretive significance of his
subtle formal devices, his use of pictures within pictures, and the physical construction of his works.
Horodowich, Elizabeth. Language and statecraft in early modern Venice. New York, N.Y: Cambridge
University Press, 2008. xi, 245 p. il. ISBN 9780521894968. Inclui bibliografia (p. 219-239) e índice.
Resumo:
While historians typically describe the state as emerging through a wide variety of processes and structures
such as armies, bureaucracies, and administrative organizations, this book demonstrates that a crucial but
unrecognized component of statebuilding in Renaissance Venice was the management of public speech:
controlling foul language. Ideas about language were deeply embedded in Venetian political culture. Instead
of studying the history of language through literary, printed texts, Horodowich examines the speech of
everyday people on the streets of Renaissance Venice by looking at their actual words as recorded in
archival documents. By weaving together a variety of historical sources, including literature, statutes, laws,
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chronicles, trial testimony, and punitive sentences, Horodowich shows that the Venetian state constructed a
normative language – a language based not only on grammatical correctness, but on standards of
politeness, civility, and piety – to protect and reinforce its civic identity.
Lasko, Peter. Ars sacra, 800-1200. 2nd ed. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1994. xii, 319 p. il.
(algumas color.), mapas. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN 0300060483. Inclui bibliografia
(p. [306]-307) e índice.
Resumo:
The magnificent bronze doors of Hildesheim Cathedral, the ivory, gold, enamelled and bejewelled book
covers made to contain superbly illuminated manuscripts, the startling reliquary caskets made in the shape
of the part of the body supposed to be contained within them - these and other sacred objects were
contained within church treasuries and cloisters in the early Middle Ages in Europe. This book traces the
development of these so-called Minor Arts and the major role they played alongside the other pictorial arts
and architectural sculpture of the period.
MacIntyre, Alasdair. Whose justice? Which rationality?. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame
Press, c1988. xi, 410 p. ISBN 0268019444. - 9780268019440.
Whitney, Wheelock. Gericault in Italy. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c1997. ix, 222 p. il.
(algumas color.). ISBN 0300068034. Inclui bibliografia (p. 213-221).
Resumo:
A painter of outstanding originality who was considered one of the founders of the French Romantic School,
Theodore Gericault left Paris in late 1816, at the age of twenty-five, and spent the next year in Italy, making
an extraordinary series of works in a variety of media. This beautiful book studies the work produced by
Gericault during this year and assesses the importance of the trip for the rest of his career. Wheelock
Whitney provides the most detailed account to date of the biographical circumstances of the Italian stay,
paying particular attention to the artistic milieu in which Gericault found himself in Rome. He assesses
Gericault's contact with numerous contemporary artists -- and in particular the nature of their influence on
him -- presenting him as a product of his own time and place rather than as a solitary genius. The book
discusses and reproduces almost every painting and drawing done by Gericault during this period: his
copies after the antique and earlier masters; his works on themes of contemporary Italian genre; the works
on mythological and erotic themes; and his paramount Italian project -- the series of works on the annual
race of riderless horses down the Roman Corso. The book not only sheds light on a hitherto unexamined
period of Gericault's life but also illuminates the efforts of a key figure in a transitional period of French art to
come to grips with the classical and neoclassical past while embracing the new century's passions for the
exotic and the real.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Nina Maria. Cézanne and Provence: the painter in his culture. Chicago, Ill:
University of Chicago Press, 2003. xiv, 323 p. il. (principalmente color.). ISBN 0226423085. Inclui
bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
In 1886 Paul Cezanne let Paris permanently to settle in his native Aix-en-Provence. Nina M. AthanassoglouKallmyer argues that, far from an escapist venture like Gaugin's stay in Brittany or Monet's visits to
Normandy, Cezanne's departure from Paris was a deliberate abandonment intimately connected with late19th-century French regionalist politics. Like many of his childhood friends, Cezanne detested the
homogenizing effects of modernism and bourgeois capitalism on the culture, people and landscapes of his
beloved Provence. Turning away from the mainstream modernist aesthetic of his impressionist years,
Cezanne sought instead to develop a new artistic tradition more evocative of his Provencal heritage.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer shows that Provence served as a distinct and defining cultural force that shaped all
aspects of Cezanne's approach to representation, including subject matter, style, and technical treatment.
For instance, his self-portraits and portraits of family members reflect a specifically Provencal sense of
identity. And Cezanne's Provencal landscapes express an increasingly traditionalist style firmly grounded in
details of local history and even geology. These landscapes, together with images of bathers, cardplayers
and other figures, were key facets of Cezanne's imaginary reconstruction of Provence as primordial and
idyllic - a modern French Arcadia. Highly original and lavishly illustrated, "Cezanne and Provence" gives us
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an entirely new Cezanne: no longer the quintessential icon of generic, depersonalized modernism, but
instead a self-consciously provincial innovator of mainstream styles deeply influenced by Provencal culture,
places and politics.
Luhmann, Niklas. Art as a social system. Translated by Eva M. Knodt. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University
Press, 2000. 422 p. (Meridian: crossing aesthetics). ISBN 0804739064. - 0804739072. Inclui bibliografia (p.
319-402) e índice.
Resumo:
This is the definitive analysis of art as a social and perceptual system by Germany s leading social theorist
of the late twentieth century. It not only represents an important intellectual step in discussions of art in its
rigor and in its having refreshingly set itself the task of creating a set of distinctions for determining what
counts as art that could be valid for those creating as well as those receiving art works but it also represents
an important advance in systems theory. Returning to the eighteenth-century notion of aesthetics as
pertaining to the knowledge of the senses, Luhmann begins with the idea that all art, including literature, is
rooted in perception. He insists on the radical incommensurability between psychic systems (perception)
and social systems (communication). Art is a special kind of communication that uses perceptions instead of
language. It operates at the boundary between the social system and consciousness in ways that
profoundly irritate communication while remaining strictly internal to the social.
Nagel, Alexander. Michelangelo and the reform of art. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press,
2000. xvi, 303 p. il. ISBN 0521662923. Inclui bibliografia (p. 216-292) e índice.
Resumo:
Michelangelo was acutely conscious of living in an age of religious crisis and artistic change, and for him the
two issues were related. Michelangelo and the Reform of Art explores Michelangelo's awareness of artistic
tradition as a means of understanding his relation, as a devoutly Christian artist, to the profound religious
uncertainty of the sixteenth century. Concentrating on Michelangelo's lifelong preoccupation with the image
of the dead Christ, Alexander Nagel studies the artist's associations with reform-minded circles in early
sixteenth-century Italy, and reveals his sustained concern over the fate of religious art in his own day. Within
the context of reform, Michelangelo's art reflects an artistic and religious culture where self-conscious
archaism mingles with aggressive innovation, and ambivalence regarding the role of images yields radical
aesthetic experimentation. A reassessment of Michelangelo's work, this revisionist study sheds new light on
High Renaissance and Mannerist art as a whole.
Lucassen, Leo. The immigrant threat: the integration of old and new migrants in Western Europe since
1850. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, c2005. xii, 277 p. il. (Studies of world migrations). ISBN
9780252030468. - 0252030468. Inclui bibliografia (p. [241]-268) e índice.
Resumo:
Since the 1980s, anti-immigrant discourse has shifted away from the "color" of immigrants to their religion
and culture, focusing on newcomers from Muslim countries who are feared as terrorists and the products of
tribal societies with values fundamentally opposed to those of secular western Europe. Leo Lucassen's The
Immigrant Threat tackles the question of whether it is reasonable to believe that the integration process of
these new immigrants will indeed be fundamentally different in the long run (over multiple generations) from
ones experienced by similar immigrant groups in the past. For comparison, Lucassen focuses on "large and
problematic groups" from western Europe's past (the Irish in the United Kingdom, the Poles in Germany,
and the Italians in France) and demonstrates a number of structural similarities in the way migrants and their
descendants integrated into these nation states. The book emphasizes that the geographic sources of the
"threat" have changed and that contemporaries tend to overemphasize the threat of each successive wave
of immigrants, in part because the successfully incorporated immigrants of the past have become invisible in
national histories. The book also includes a discussion of old and new migrants in the United States.
Cunningham, Andrew; Grell, Ole Peter. The four horsemen of the apocalypse: religion, war, famine and
death in Reformation Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xiii, 360 p. il. ISBN
9780521461351. - 9780521467018. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
This book offers an exciting interpretation of early modern European history (1490–1648). Cunningham and
Grell's point of departure, and a prism through which events of the period are interpreted, is Dürer's famous
woodcut of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This image came to characterise the outlook and
expectations of most early modern Europeans, who experienced a dramatic rise in population, leading to
repeated episodes of war, epidemics and famine. These were seen as indicating the imminent end of the
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world. The book is lavishly illustrated with fascinating contemporary images which, like many texts of the
period, are preoccupied with Apocalypticism and eschatological expectations. Lucidly written and carefully
organised, it brings together religious, social, military and medical history in one survey, giving a unique
insight into why the early modern world linked all the crises of the age to the Day of Judgement.
Nevitt Jr., H. Rodney. Art and the culture of love in seventeenth-century Holland. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2003. xvii, 302 p. il. (Cambridge studies in Netherlandish visual culture). ISBN
0521643295. Inclui bibliografia (p. 276-296) e índice.
Resumo:
Art and the Culture of Love in Seventeenth-Century Holland examines pictorial subjects and artists that
have never been considered together and which collectively examine one of the most important themes of
Dutch art of the Golden Age. H. Rodney Nevitt here offers analysis of paintings and prints of 'garden
parties', merry companies, courting couples, and even landscape etchings that have amorous overtones.
Placing these works in the context of the contemporary culture of love which manifested itself in the social
practices of courtship and in a variety of amatory texts, Nevitt shows how they both reflect and shaped the
experience of love. His study also reconstitutes the viewpoints from which these works were understood,
taking seriously their moral and celebratory aspects.
Zorach, Rebecca. The virtual tourist in Renaissance Rome: printing and collecting the Speculum
Romanae Magnificentiae. With contributions by NIna Dubin ... [et al.]. Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago
Library, c2008. 184 p. il. ISBN 0943056373. Catálogo da exposição realizada em Special Collections
Research Center, University of Chicago Library, entre 24 de setembro de 2007 e 11 de fevereiro de 2008;
Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
In 1540 Antonio Lafreri, a native of Besancon transplanted to Rome, began publishing maps and other
printed images that depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. These prints - of statues and ruined
landscapes, inscriptions and ornaments, reconstructed monuments and urban denizens - evoked ancient
Rome and appealed to the taste for classical antiquity that defined the Renaissance. Collections of these
prints came to be known as the "Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae", the "Mirror of Roman Magnificence."
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the University of Chicago Library's "Speculum Romanae
Magnificentiae", the largest collection of its kind in the world, "The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome"
places these prints in their historical context and examines their publishing history. Editor Rebecca Zorach
traces their journey from their creators and publishers to pilgrims, collectors, antiquarians, and dealers "virtual tourists" who, over several centuries, revisited and reinvented the Renaissance image of Rome. A
marvelous exploration of a rich collection of engravings and etchings, this illustrated volume will fascinate
anyone interested in Renaissance Rome, the history of print collecting, the reception of antiquity, and
tourism.
Woodman, A. J; Feeney, D. C. (ed.). Traditions and contexts in the poetry of Horace. Cambridge, U.K.:
Cambridge University, 2002. 271 p. ISBN 0521642469.
Levey, Michael. Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press,
c1993. 318 p. il. (algumas color.). (Yale University Press Pelican history of art). ISBN 9780300053449. 9780300064940. Inclui bibliografia (p. [307]-310) e índice.
Resumo:
During the last years of France's ancien regime, an outpouring of creative activity and patronage resulted in
the production of many works of painting and sculpture. In this book, Michael Levey discusses the major
painters and sculptors of this period that opened with Watteau and the fete galante and closed with the
revolutionary history paintings of David. Levey discusses famous sculptors such as Falconet, Pigalle and
Houdon as well as the lesser-known Coustou, Michel-Ange Lsodtz and Caffieri. Levey then analyzes the
paintings of Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others who were talented painters of portraits, genre scenes and
still lifes.
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Whiting, Henry. At nature’s edge: Frank Lloyd Wright’s artist studio. Foreword by E. Fay Jones. Salt Lake
City: University of Utah Press, c2007. x, 125 p. il. ISBN 0874808774. - 9780874808773. Inclui bibliografia
(p. 123-125).
Resumo:
Perched high on a cliff above the Snake River in a remote area of Idaho, Frank Lloyd Wright’s artist studio is
a testament to the architect’s total mastery of his craft. The simple, one-room studio Wright designed for
Idaho landscape painter Archie Boyd Teater and Patricia Teater in 1952 is a sophisticated, complex work of
art. As Wright’s only artist studio (other than his own), the structure was intended to foster the creative life.
Located on one of the most spectacular natural sites Wright ever worked with, the studio at Teater’s Knoll is
a premier example of organic architecture at its best, where the fundamental integration with nature blurs
the meeting of building and nature. At Nature’s Edge chronicles the design and history of the studio and the
restorations that were necessary to preserve it after years of neglect. Written for all readers who are inspired
by nature and architecture, the book is vividly illustrated with contemporary color photographs, historical
black and white images, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s original drawings.
Donald, Diana. The age of caricature: satirical prints in the reign of George III. New Haven: Published for
the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1996. 248 p. ISBN 0300071787.
Nixon, Mignon. Fantastic reality: Louise Bourgeois and a story of modern art. Cambridge, Mass: MIT
Press, c2005. xi, 338 p. il. (An October Book). ISBN 0262140896. Inclui bibliografia (p. [277]-324) e índice.
Resumo:
The art of Louise Bourgeois stages a dynamic encounter between modern art and psychoanalysis, argues
Mignon Nixon in the first full-scale critical study of the artist's work. A pivotal figure in twentieth-century art,
Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, France) emigrated to New York in 1938 and is still actively working and
exhibiting today. From Bourgeois's formative struggle with the "father figures" of surrealism, including Andre
Breton and Marcel Duchamp, to her galvanizing role in the feminist art movement of the 1970s, to her
subsequent emergence as a leading voice in postmodernism, this book explores the artist's responses to
war, dislocation, and motherhood, to the predicament of the "woman artist" and the politics of sexual and
social liberation, as a dialogue with psychoanalysis.Convinced that she could express "deeper things in
three dimensions," Bourgeois abandoned painting for sculpture in the 1940s, founding her art in one of the
twentieth century's most radical and controversial accounts of subjectivity, the object relations
psychoanalysis of Melanie Klein. Rejecting the Oedipal narratives of Freud and the dream imagery of
surrealism for the object world of the infantile drives, Bourgeois turned to the child analysis pioneered by
Klein, the figure Julia Kristeva has called "the boldest reformer in the history of modern psychoanalysis."
With Klein, Bourgeois thinks the negative -- fragmentation, splitting, and formlessness -- where we might
least expect to find it, in the corporeal fantasies of mother and child. This turn to the mother and the death
drive at once in child psychoanalysis, Nixon contends, not only finds powerful expression in Bourgeois's art,
but is echoed in the work of other artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Eva
Hesse, and in a return to Klein in recent art."Fantastic reality," Bourgeois calls the condition of her art.
Starting from Bourgeois's investigation, through a multiplicity of forms and materials, of the problem of
subjectivity on the very threshold of emergence, this book argues for a new psychoanalytic story of modern
art.
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon. Chardin: Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 7 September-22
November 1999 : Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum im Ehrenhof, 5 December 1999-20 February 2000 : London,
Royal Academy of Arts, 11 March-29 May 2000 : New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27 June-3
September 2000. [Exibition committee: Pierre Rosenberg, Assisted by: Florence Bruyant]. London: Royal
Academy of Arts, c2000. 355 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300083483. - 0900946830 (pbk.). Publicado em
associação com The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Widely acknowledged in his time as a premier painter of still-life and genre scenes, Jean-Baptiste-Simion
Chardin (1699-1779) created unsentimentalised works that appeal to viewers today for their richness of
feeling and simplicity of composition. This sumptuously illustrated book reproduces in full colour 99 of
Chardin's works and arranges them around five themes: Chardin's Beginnings and His First Still-lifes,
Utensils and Household Objects, Genre Scenes, Chardin's Return to Still-life, and Pastels. The contributors
to the volume explore Chardin's work from many different angles, including the latest thinking on such
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lesser-known facets of his life and work as his use of ceramics and glass, his financial and property affairs,
and the complex history of engravings of his paintings. Each of the five sections of the book has an
introduction and a selection of Chardin's paintings accompanied on facing pages by complete provenance,
exhibition, and bibliographic information. The book also offers an extensive Chardin biography, an index of
names and places, and an index of works. This book is the catalogue of an international exhibition of
Chardin's work, timed to coincide with the tercentenary of his birth. The exhibition opens at the Galeries
nationales du Grand Palais in Paris from 7 September to 22 November 1999, and then travels to the
Kunstmuseum and Kunsthalle in D|sseldorf from 5 December 1999 to 20 February 2000, the Royal
Academy in London from 9 March to 28 May 2000 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from
19 June to 17 September 2000.
Humfrey, Peter (ed.). Venice and the Veneto. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvii, 354
p. il. (algumas color.). (Artistic centers of the Italian Renaissance). ISBN 9780521808439. Inclui bibliografia
(p. 343-346) e índice.
Resumo:
This volume provides an account of the art and architecture of Venice and the principal cities of the
Venetian mainland empire in the Renaissance, from 1450 to1600. Thematically organized, it puts special
emphasis on the relationship between art and the political, social, and religious institutions of the Venetian
Republic. Major painters such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese and of major architects such as
Sansovino and Palladio are viewed in the context of the particular needs and ideologies of individual and
institutional patrons. Moreover, the distinctive character of Venice as an artistic center is complemented by
the discussion of the art produced in the mainland cities of Padua, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, and
Bergamo, all of which similarly used visual means to assert their own separate identities. An up-to-date
account of the art of early modern Venice, with specially commissioned essays by a team of internationallyknown scholars is also included.
Sillars, Stuart. The illustrated Shakespeare, 1709-1875. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press,
2008. xxii, 394 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9780521878371. Inclui bibliografia (p. 364-374) e índice.
Resumo:
Illustrations have been an important element of many of the most extensively read editions of
Shakespeare's plays, from the frontispieces to Nicholas Rowe's 1709 edition to the multiple images placed
within the text of Victorian editions. Through symbols the illustrations have explored language and
character; by allusion to earlier paintings they have offered critical readings; and by gesture, setting and
costume they have redesigned the plays within the visual vocabulary of their own times. In all these ways
they offer important exchanges with contemporary social, aesthetic and critical concerns, and, despite being
largely ignored by scholars, are central to the plays' reception. Highly illustrated, including many images not
previously reproduced, the book allows the reader to share the experience of early readers of the plays.
Building on the author's earlier work in Painting Shakespeare it offers a fresh address to the tradition of
visual criticism and assimilation of Shakespeare's plays.
Evans, Peter B; Rueschemeyer, Dietrich; Skocpol, Theda (ed.). Bringing the state back in. Cambridge,
UK: Cambridge University Press, c1985. x, 390 p. il. ISBN 0521313139.
Resumo:
Until recently, dominant theoretical paradigms in the comparative social sciences did not highlight states as
organizational structures or as potentially autonomous actors. Indeed, the term 'state' was rarely used.
Current work, however, increasingly views the state as an agent which, although influenced by the society
that surrounds it, also shapes social and political processes. The contributors to this volume, which includes
some of the best recent interdisciplinary scholarship on states in relation to social structures, make use of
theoretically engaged comparative and historical investigations to provide improved conceptualizations of
states and how they operate. Each of the book's major parts presents a related set of analytical issues
about modern states, which are explored in the context of a wide range of times and places, both
contemporary and historical, and in developing and advanced-industrial nations. The first part examines
state strategies in newly developing countries. The second part analyzes war making and state making in
early modern Europe, and discusses states in relation to the post-World War II international economy. The
third part pursues new insights into how states influence political cleavages and collective action. In the final
chapter, the editors bring together the questions raised by the contributors and suggest tentative
conclusions that emerge from an overview of all the articles. As a programmatic work that proposes new
directions for the analysis of modern states, the volume will appeal to a wide range of teachers and students
of political science, political economy, sociology, history, and anthropology.
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Koselleck, Reinhart. The practice of conceptual history: timing history, spacing concepts. Translated by
Todd Presner ... [et al.], Foreword by Hayden White. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2002. xiv,
363 p. (Cultural memory in the present). ISBN 0804740224. - 0804743053. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
Reinhart Koselleck is regarded as one of the most important theorists of history and historiography of the
late 20th century. His work has implications for contemporary cultural studies that extend far beyond
discussions of the practical problems of historical method. He is an exponent and practitioner of
"Begriffsgeschichte", a methodology of historical studies that focuses on the invention and development of
the fundamental concepts underlying and informing a distinctively historical manner of being in the world.
The 18 essays in this volume illustrate the four theses of Koselleck's concept of history. First, historical
process is marked by a distinctive kind of temporality different from that found in nature. This temporality is
multileveled and subject to different rates of acceleration and deceleration, and functions not only as a
matrix within which historical events happen but also as a causal force in the determination of social reality
in its own right. Second, historical reality is social reality, an internally differentiated structure of functional
relationships in which the rights and interests of one group collide with those of other groups, and lead to the
kinds of conflict in which defeat is experienced as an ethical failure requiring reflection on "what went wrong"
to determine the historical significance of the conflict itself. Third, the history of historiography is a history of
the evolution of the language of historians. In this respect, Koselleck's work converges with that of Barthes,
Foucault and Derrida, all of whom stress the status of historiography as discourse rather than as discipline,
and feature the constitutive nature of historical discourse as against its claim to literal truthfulness. Finally,
the fourth aspect of Koselleck's notion of the concept of history is that a properly historicist concept of
history is informed by the realization that what we call modernity is nothing more than an aspect of the
discovery of history's concept in our age. The aporias of modernism - in arts and letters as well as in the
human and natural sciences - are a function of the discovery of the historicity of both society and
knowledge.
Bruno, Robert. Steelworker alley: how class works in Youngstown. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1999. x, 222 p.
il. ISBN 9780801486005. Inclui bibliografia (p. [203]-213) e índice.
Resumo:
For retired steelworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, the label "working class" fits comfortably. Questioning the
widely held view that laborers in postwar America have adopted middle-class values, Robert Bruno shows
that in this community a blue-collar identity has provided a positive focus for many residents.The son of a
Youngstown steelworker, Bruno returned to his hometown seeking to understand the formation of his own
working-class consciousness and the place of labor in the larger capitalist society. Drawing on interviews
with dozens of former steelworkers and on research in local archives, Bruno explores the culture of the
community, including such subjects as relations among co-workers, class antagonism, and attitudes toward
authority. He describes how, because workers are often neighbors, the workplace takes on a feeling of
neighborhood. He also demonstrates that to understand class consciousness one must look beyond the
workplace, in this instance from Youngstown's front porches to its bowling alleys and voting booths. Written
with a deeply personal approach, Steelworker Alley is a richly detailed look at workers which reveals the
continuing strength of class relationships in America.
Jardine, Lisa; Brotton, Jerry. Global interests: Renaissance art between East and West. London: Reaktion
Books, 2000. 223 p. il. (Picturing history). ISBN 1861890796. Inclui bibliografia (p. 215-218) e índice.
Resumo:
In this wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine examine the ways in
which European culture came to define itself culturally and aesthetically in the years 1450 to 1550. Looking
outwards for confirmation of who they were and of what defined them as "civilized", Europeans encountered
the returning gaze of what we now call the east, in particular the powerful Ottoman Empire of Mehmed the
Conqueror and Suleyman the Magnificent. This book offers accounts of three often neglected art objects:
portrait medals, tapestries, and equestrian art, and the authors provide new responses to some of the most
iconic paintings of the period, including the work of Pisanello, Leonardo, Durer, Holbein and Titian. It also
offers a timely reassessment of the development of European imperialism, focusing on the Habsburg
Empire of Charles V, and concludes with a consideration of the impact this history continues to have upon
contemporary perceptions of European culture and ethnic identity.
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Heilbrun, James; Gray, Charles M. The economics of art and culture. 2nd. ed. New York: Cambridge
University, 2001. 410 p. ISBN 9780521637121.
Ball, Philip. Bright earth: art and the invention of color. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. ix, 382
p. il. col. ISBN 0226036286 (paper) - 9780226036281. Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-360) and
index; Originally published: Great Britain : Penguin, 2001; Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle
Award.
Resumo:
From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells
the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render
the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums.
Lipton, Eunice. Alias Olympia: a woman’s search for Manet’s notorious model & her own desire. Ithaca,
NY: Cornell University Press, c1992. 181 p. ISBN 9780801486098. Bibliografia (p. 176-181).
Resumo:
A biography, memoir and detective story, this is an account of the life of Victorine Meurent, Edouard Manet's
favourite model. Her defiant gaze from the canvas of such famous - and scandalous - paintings as
"Olympia" and "Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" provoked a riot. But was she, as her contemporaries testified,
simply a drunkard and a courtesan? Or was she an accomplished artist in her own right? Eunice Lipton's
narrative aims to recreate Victorine Meurent in every particular. Drawing on numerous sources, she
interweaves this account with the story of the life, career and background that shaped her own responses to
Victorine; coming face to face with her own obsessions, fears and desires. She is also the author of studies
of Degas and Picasso.
Carnap, Rudolf. Meaning and necessity: a study in semantics and modal logic. 2nd. ed. Chicago:
University of Chicago, 1988. 258 p. ISBN 0226093476.
Luhmann, Niklas. Social systems. Translated by John Bednarz, Jr., with Dirk Baecker, foreword by Eva M.
Knodt. Stanford, California: Stanford University, 1995. 627 p. (Writing science). ISBN 0804719934. Título
original: Soziale Systeme.
Bindman, David. Ape to Apollo: aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell
University Press, 2002. 264 p. il., col., p&b. (Picturing history series). ISBN 0801440858 - 9780801440854.
Resumo:
Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth century of the idea of race as it
shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-andwhite illustrations from publications and artists of the day allow the reader to see eighteenth-century
concepts of race translated into images. Human "varieties" are marked in such illustrations by exaggerated
differences, with emphases on variations from the European ideal and on the characteristics that allegedly
divided the races. In surveying the idea of human variety before "race" was introduced by Linneaus as a
scientific category, David Bindman considers the work of many German and British thinkers, including J. F.
Blumenbach, Georg and Johann Reinhold Forster, and Immanuel Kant, as well as Georges Louis Leclerc
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Buffon and Pieter Camper. Bindman believes that such representations, and the theories that supported
them, helped give rise to the racism of the modern era. He writes, "It may be objected that some features of
modern racism predate the Enlightenment, and already existed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries;
certainly there was deep prejudice, but that, I would argue, is not the same as racism, which must have as a
foundation a theory of race to justify the exercise of prejudice.".
Miers, Suzanne; Kopytoff, Igor (ed.). Slavery in Africa: historical and anthropological perspectives.
Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1977. 474 p. ISBN 0299073300.
Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L. Raphael’s Stanza della Segnatura: meaning and invention. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2002. xiii, 267 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9780521809238. Inclui bibliografia
(p. 241-253) e índice.
Resumo:
Raphael's Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace has often been considered the artist's most
aesthetically perfect work. Executed between 1508 and 1511, it features a painted ceiling, a pavement of
inlaid marble, and four frescoed walls, all orchestrated with a cast of famous historical figures who exemplify
the various disciplines of learning. Joost-Gaugier's study is the first to examine the elements of the Stanza
della Segnatura as an ensemble, exploring the meaning of the frescoes and accompanying decoration in
light of recent studies into the intellectual world of High Renaissance Rome.
Paret, Peter. German encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945. New York, N.Y: Cambridge University
Press, 2001. xi, 271 p. ISBN 9780521790550. - 9780521794565. Inclui bibliografia (p. 229-250) e índice.
Disponível em:
http://www.cambridge.org/9780521794565. Acesso em: 31 julho de 2012.
Resumo:
In German Encounters with Modernism, Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s
through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad
cultural topics, such as the early history of Expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to
modernism, the impact of World War I on the arts, and the function of art, both as a political target and a
political weapon, it also includes new interpretations of the work of artists such as the sculptor Ernst
Barlach. Based on archival discoveries, this study combines a strong narrative approach with
interdisciplinary analysis. It opens different perspectives on the history of German art in a critically important,
and ultimately tragic period of German history.
Noon, Patrick. The human form divine: William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, c1997. viii, 87 p. il. (principalmente color.). ISBN 030007174. - 0930606817.
Catálogo publicado em ocasião da exposição realizada no Yale Center for British Art, New Haven,
Connecticut, entre 2 de abril e 6 de julho de 1997; Inclui bibliografia (p. 87).
Resumo:
Apocalyptic, revolutionary, visionary, and lyrical -- these words all describe the imagination of William Blake.
One of the most gifted rebels of the Romantic era, Blake was an accomplished poet, painter, experimental
engraver, and philosopher. In particular, the series of illuminated books he created from the 1780s onward
remains one of the most heroic achievements of British Romanticism. This book examines Blake's
stupendous achievement by discussing and displaying some fifty works out of the Paul Mellon collection at
the Yale Center for British Art. These include a number of Blake's illuminated books of poetry -- the pastoral
Songs of Innocence, the prophetic Songs of Experience, Book of Urizen, Book of Thel, and America a
Prophecy, as well as plates that comprise the unique, hand-colored copy of Jerusalem, the Emanation of
the Giant Albion, Blake's master synthesis of visual imagery and prophetic verse. Blake's work in other
media is represented by tempera paintings and watercolors from his series of illustrations to the Bible and a
selection of watercolor illustrations to the Poems of Thomas Gray, which reveal the range and wit of Blake's
genius at interpreting other poets' work and the brilliance of his mature watercolor technique.
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Hearn, Millard Fillmore. Romanesque sculpture: the revival of monumental stone sculpture in the eleventh
and twelfth centuries. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1981. 240 p. il. ISBN 9780801493041. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 225-233) e índice.
Mannings, David. Sir Joshua Reynolds: a complete catalogue of his paintings. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, 2000. [v. 1]. vii, 612 p. il. ISBN 0300085338.
Resumo:
This splendid two-volume catalogue of the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the father of
British portrait painting and first president of the Royal Academy, represents one of the most important
scholarly projects of recent decades in the field of eighteenth-century British art. Reynolds's paintings -- well
over two thousand -- are scattered across the world in hundreds of public and private collections and
libraries. The catalogue includes illustrations of nearly all of the artist's works and offers a critical
reexamination of each painting, taking full advantage of modern methods and the findings of conservation
experts. David Mannings provides the entries for the portraits, and Martin Postle contributes the entries for
Reynolds's historical and fancy pictures. Taking into account two centuries of art criticism and the
observations of leading modern authorities, the catalogue also considers such enlightening documents as
the artist's sitter-books and ledgers. It reexamines Reynolds's studio practice and procedures, working
methods, use of assistants and prices, and it delineates with new clarity the distinction between Reynolds's
work and that of his many followers and imitators.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: [v. 1] Text - [v. 2] Plates
Lash, Scott; Friedman, Jonathan (ed.). Modernity and identity. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1992. 379 p. ISBN
0631175865.
Carbonell, Bettina Messias (ed.). Museum studies: an anthology of contexts. Malden, Mass: Blackwell
Publishing, 2004. xxxiii, 640 p. ISBN 9780631228301. Inclui bibliografia (p. 581-599) e índice.
Resumo:
Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of
approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, philosophy and their adoring or combative
publics. Brings together for the first time a wide array of texts that mix contemporary analysis with historical
documentation Includes five sections that highlight central themes in museum studies: issue–oriented
contexts in museology; states of "nature"; the status of nations; history, memory and other locations; and
arts, crafts and visitors Addresses the development of museums, the role of the museum in society, and
issues central to contemporary museum studies Opens with an introductory essay that situates museum
studies in a truly interdisciplinary context and includes an opening essay for each section that guides the
reader through the selections Includes a bibliography and list of resources devoted to museum studies that
makes the volume an authoritative guide on the subject.
Field, Judith Veronica. Piero Della Francesca: a mathematician's art. New Haven, Conn: Yale University
Press, c2005. xi, 420 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300103425. Inclui bibliografia (p. [386]-393) e índice.
Resumo:
Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished
mathematician. This book, the first combined study of Piero's work as a mathematician and as a painter,
explores the connections between these two activities and thus enhances our understanding of both his
paintings and his writings. J. V. Field begins by describing Piero's education, family background, and
training as a painter. The book then examines the strong sense of three-dimensional form shown in his art
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and the abstract solid geometry discussed in his writings. Field next considers Piero's treatise on
perspective and paintings that examplify the prescriptions it provides and assesses the optical or pictorial
"rules" Piero followed as a painter. Piero is identified as a figure of some intellectual weight, as a learned
craftsman. The book concludes by considering the historical significance of the tradition to which he
belonged and its connections with the Scientific Revolution.
Pressly, William L. The life and art of James Barry. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1981. xiii,
320 p. il. (algumas color.). (Studies in British Art). ISBN 0300024665. Publicado em associação com The
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Inclui bibliografia (p. 303-309) e índice.
Quiney, Anthony. John Loughborough Pearson. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1979. 306 p. il.
(Studies in British Art). ISBN 0300022530. Publicado em associação The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in
British Art; Inclui bibliografia (p. 297-299) e índice.
Armstrong, Carol. Manet Manette. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2002. xviii, 389 p. il.
(algumas color.). ISBN 0300096585. Publicado com o auxílio de The Publications Committee, Department
of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University; Inclui bibliografia (p. [318]-381) e índice.
Resumo:
Manet, a founding father of modernism, is one of the towering figures of 19th-century art. In this volume,
Carol Armstrong looks closely at Manet's works to uncover a view not only of the artist but also of modernity
itself. As she places his art within frameworks of colour, the feminine Other (the "Manette" in "Manet"), and
consumerism, Armstrong seeks to expand and revise our understanding of this artist as a painter of modern
life. Surveying most of Manet's diverse output, the text addresses along the way his methods of selfpresentation, his exhibition strategies, the relation of his etchings and paintings, the significance of his
relationships with the model Victorine Meurent and the painter Berthe Morisot, the painterly construction of
identity and gender difference, and much more. At the same time, it considers contemporary writings by
Baudelaire, Zola, the Goncourts, and others who dealt with issues relating to artistic identity and modernity,
painting, the model, and femininity. Armstrong concludes that Manet's work demonstrates consistent
preoccupations with defining and contradicting his own signature style of painting and with the gendering of
costume, colour, and the making of his art. These preoccupations, she shows, suggest a new understanding
of Manet's oeuvre.
Gent, Lucy (ed.). Albion’s classicism: the visual arts in Britain, 1550-1660. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, c1995. viii, 470 p. il. (Studies in British art ; v. 2). ISBN 0300063814. Publicado em
associação com The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
These essays show how unpredictable attitudes to classical art turn out to be in Britain during the period
1550-1650. They aim to show how British artists, patrons and builders made informed choices from the
classical vocabulary while working within systems distinct from those of classicism.
Oettermann, Stephan. The panorama: history of a mass medium. Translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider.
New York, N.Y: Zone Books : [Distributed by The MIT Press], c1997. 407 p. il. ISBN 0942299833. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 383-401) e índice.
Resumo:
The significance of panorama painting in the nineteenth century is frequently cited in contemporary debates
about visuality and the emergence of the modern spectator. Stephan Oettermann's The Panorama is the
first major historical study to appear in English of the rich phenomenon of the panorama, one of the most
influential forms of visual entertainment in the nineteenth century. In this richly illustrated book Oettermann
gives readers a concrete sense of the structural and experiential reality of the panorama, and the many
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forms it took throughout Europe and North America--a crucial task given that very few of the original
nineteenth-century panoramas survive. At the same time, he outlines the many ways in which these
remarkable and often immense 360-degree images were part of a larger transformation of the status of the
observer and of popular culture. Thus, the panorama is treated not only as a new kind of image but also as
an architectural and informational component of the new urban spaces and media networks.
Art Institute of Chicago. Northern European and Spanish paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of
Chicago: a catalogue of the collection. General editor: Martha Wolff, With contributions by Ilse Hecht ... [et
al.]. Chicago, Ill ; New Haven, Conn: Art Institute of Chicago : Yale University Press, c2008. xv, 460 p. il.
(algumas color.). ISBN 9780300119442. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
This important volume documents the Art Institute of Chicago's significant, yet relatively unknown, collection
of English, French, German, Netherlandish, and Spanish paintings created before 1600. Over 100
altarpieces, private devotional works, portraits and landscapes by such masters as Lucas Cranach, Gerard
David, El Greco, Jan Gossaert, and Rogier van der Weyden receive their first in-depth analysis.With its
accessible entries and beautiful illustrations, this publication reflects the most up-to-date scholarship. New
conservation investigations, including the study of under-drawing and of wood supports, illuminate many
issues surrounding these paintings.
Stocking Jr., George W. (ed.). Observers observed: essays on ethnographic fieldwork. Madison, Wis:
University of Wisconsin Press, c1983. vi, 242 p. il. (History of anthropology ; v. 1). ISBN 0299094502. Inclui
bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
This first volume focuses on ethnographic fieldwork, a keystone of cultural anthropology that is at once a
unique means of collecting data (participant observation is often spoken of as an 'anthropological' method)
and a crucial rite of passage that transforms novices into professionals. . . . The collection as a whole is of
high quality, presenting valuable information and provocative analyses. For an anthropologist, the essays by
historians offer fresh perspectives that differentiate this book from others on fieldwork. If this volume is a
augury of things to come, HOA [the History of Anthropology series] promises to be a significant contribution
to anthropological and historical literature.
Miller, David C. (ed.). American iconology: new approaches to nineteenth-century art and literature. New
Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c1993. vi, 344 p. il. ISBN 0300054785. - 0300065140. Inclui
bibliografia.
Resumo:
This volume offers fresh and sometimes extended discussions of single works as well as re-evaluations of
artistic and literary conventions and analyses of the economic, social and technological forces that gave
them shape and were influenced by them in turn. A wide range of figures are reassesed.
Dakers, Caroline. The Holland Park Circle: artists and Victorian society. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, c1999. vii, 303 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300081642. Inclui bibliografia (p. [278]-294) e
índice.
Resumo:
The reign of Queen Victoria witnessed a spectacular rise in the visibility, wealth, and prestige of English
artists and designers. Leading this resurgence was a group of artists who established their studios in and
around the new, fashionable district of London's Holland Park. This book -- the first major study of the
Holland Park Circle of artists, architects, and their patrons -- is both an engrossing narrative of their lives,
works, and influence and a perceptive analysis of the subtle relationships between high Victorian taste and
mercantile values. The circle was formed around G. F. Watts, who lived at Little Holland House; the
handsome and accomplished Frederic Leighton; and their friend Valentine Prinsep. The artists who followed
included Luke Fildes, Hamo Thomycroft, William Burges, Marcus Stone, James Jebusa Shannon, and
Holman Hunt. Their studio-houses, designed by prominent architects of the era, were featured in
architectural journals and society magazines, influencing the external and internal appearance of London's
buildings. Caroline Dakers also describes how the artists posed "at home" for society photographs and how
their "Show Sundays, " when the public was invited into the studios, became part of the London Season.
She presents a fresh perspective on a period when art in England, in the words of Henry James, had
become "a great fashion.".
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Foucault, Michel. Politics, philosophy, culture: interviews and other writings, 1977-1984. Translated by
Alan Sheridan and others, Edited with an introduction by Lawrence D. Kritzman. New York, NY: Routledge,
1988. xxv, 330 p. ISBN 0415900824. Inclui bibliografia.
Resumo:
Politics, Philosophy, Culture contains a rich selection of interviews and other writings by the late Michel
Foucault. Drawing upon his revolutionary concept of power as well as his critique of the institutions that
organize social life, Foucault discusses literature, music, and the power of art while also examining concrete
issues such as the Left in contemporary France, the social security system, the penal system,
homosexuality, madness, and the Iranian Revolution.
Crimp, Douglas. On the museum’s ruins. With photographs by Louise Lawler. Cambridge, Mass: MIT
Press, c1993. xix, 348 p. il. ISBN 0262032090. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
"On the Museum's Ruins" presents Douglas Crimp's criticism of contemporary art, its institutions, and its
politics alongside photographic works by the artist Louise Lawler to create a collaborative project that is
itself an example of postmodern practice at its most provocative. Taking the museum as the paradigmatic
institution of artistic modernism, Crimp surveys its historical origins and current transformations, from the
plans for the Berlin Museum in the 1820s to reinstallations of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and
Museum of Modern Art in the 1980s. But it is the breakup of this modernist paradigm that is the central
subject of "On the Museum's Ruins". The new paradigm of postmodernism is elaborated through analyses
of art practices broadly conceived, not only the practices of artists - Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman,
Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Serra, Sherrie levine, and Robert Mapplethorpe - but those of critics and
curators, of international exhibitions such as Documenta and "Zeitgeist", of new or refurbished museums
such as the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Perry, Gillian; Cunningham, Colin (ed.). Academies, museums, and canons of art. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, 1999. 268 p. il. (algumas color.). (Art and its histories ; v. 1). ISBN 0300077416. 0300077432. Publicado em associação com The Open University; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
This lavishly illustrated book examines the variety of ways in which works of art have achieved a position in
the so-called canon of Western art. Focusing mainly on art and institutions in Britain and France from the
seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, the hook explores the construction and evolution of canonical
values. The authors provide a series of detailed case studies -- to enable readers to practice using the
vocabularies and analytical skills of art history. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of the
modern discipline of art history and the nature of a canonical work. It explores the importance of the
classical tradition in the development of the Western canon of art and introduces some of the aesthetic and
cultural issues that underpin historical and contemporary valuations of the classical past. In a discussion of
the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and the British Royal Academy of Art, the book looks
closely at the roles of the two influential academies in establishing taste and canonical status for the world
of"approved" artists. The book's final section shows how various issues helped shape major collections in
important galleries and how the galleries in turn influenced the presentation and maintenance of the canon.
Reynolds, Ann. Robert Smithson: learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press,
c2003. xviii, 364 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0262182270. Inclui bibliografia (p. 236-296) e índice.
Resumo:
Robert Smithson (1938-1973) produced his best-known work during the 1960s and early 1970s, a period in
which the boundaries of the art world and the objectives of art-making were questioned perhaps more
consistently and thoroughly than any time before or since. In Robert Smithson, Ann Reynolds elucidates the
complexity of Smithson's work and thought by placing them in their historical context, a context greatly
enhanced by the vast archival materials that Smithson's widow, Nancy Holt, donated to the Archives of
American Art in 1987. The archive provides Reynolds with the remnants of Smithson's working life -magazines, postcards from other artists, notebooks, and perhaps most important, his library -- from which
she reconstructs the physical and conceptual world that Smithson inhabited. Reynolds explores the relation
of Smithson's art-making, thinking about art-making, writing, and interaction with other artists to the
articulated ideology and discreet assumptions that determined the parameters of artistic practice of the
time.A central focus of Reynolds's analysis is Smithson's fascination with the blind spots at the center of
established ways of seeing and thinking about culture. For Smithson, New Jersey was such a blind spot,
and he returned there again and again -- alone and with fellow artists -- to make art that, through its location
alone, undermined assumptions about what and, more important, where, art should be. For those who
guarded the integrity of the established art world, New Jersey was "elsewhere"; but for Smithson,
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"elsewheres" were the defining, if often forgotten, locations on the map of contemporary culture.
Arnold, Bruce. Jack Yeats. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1998. x, 418 p. il. (algumas color.).
ISBN 0300075499. Inclui bibliografia (p. 379-401) e índice.
Resumo:
Jack Yeats (1871-1957) stands a a major figure in Irish 20th-century art. An isolated artist throughout his
life, Yeats dominated soley through the talent, magic and inventiveness of his painting. His vision and his
standing, as well as the many critical judgments during the 40 years since his death have provoked
controversies which the author confronts. In this biography Bruce Arnold tells the full story of the artist's life
and analyzes his prodigious output. This included not only some 1000 paintings and vast numbers of
illustrations, comic cartoons, drawings and watercolours, but also seven novels and nine plays. Based on
research among primary sources, this illustrated book describes the life of the son of the portrait painter
John Butler Yeats and the younger brother of the poet William Butler Yeats. It provides a portrait of the
complex and enigmantic artist whose reputation and artistic vision have become increasingly admired in the
years since his death.
Budge, Ernest Alfred Wallis. Notes for travellers in Egypt. London: Kegan Paul, c2004. xxvi, 674 p. il.,
mapa. (The Kegan Paul Library of Ancient Egypt). ISBN 0710309546. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
This encyclopedic work on all aspects of ancient Egypt was specially commisioned by Thomas Cook for
their tours of ancient Egypt. Today, it has not been bettered as a general and reliable source for anyone
interested in any aspect of Egypt up until the turn of the nineteenth century.
Lochnan, Katharine (ed.). Seductive surfaces: the art of Tissot. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press :
The Yale Center for British Art, c1999. xvi, 245 p. il. (Studies in British art ; 6). ISBN 0300081847. Publicado
em associação com The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Engaging, sophisticated, and witty, French-born artist James Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) painted for many
years in London before returning to Paris in the 1880s. His works not only document contemporary fashion,
manners, and mores, but also the paradoxes and anxieties of his age. In this book, ten contributors
approach Tissot and his art from a variety of theoretical positions and disciplines to arrive at fresh and often
startling insights. Looking both at and beneath Tissot's seductive surfaces, the authors attempt to identify
and decode the artist's subtexts -- issues of gender, class, and such ancillary topics as voyeurism,
exhibitionism, fetishism, kitsch, and spiritualism. Deliberately stamping his work with the appearance and
taste of "vulgar society, " Tissot created paintings and prints that were both aesthetically and socially
subversive. He focused on the dichotomy between appearance and reality -- while his surfaces are
superficially charming, upon closer examination they can be seen as veneers concealing troubling
psychological or social dramas. The authors show that Tissot's narratives may give an Impression of
accessibility, but to determine their significance is a complex matter. The book also demonstrates the extent
to which the art of Tissot offers a rich archaeological site for those with an interest in Victorian Britain and
the Third Empire society.
Müller, Theodor. Sculpture in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Spain: 1400 to 1500. [Translated
from the German by Elaine and William Robson Scott]. Baltimore, Md: Penguin, 1966. xxiv, 262 p. il.,
mapas. (The Pelican history of art). ISBN 97803000053098. Inclui caderno de imagens. 192 p. : il.; Inclui
bibliografia (p. 227-234) e índice.
Resumo:
This book demonstrates the interrelations between sculpture in the Netherlands, Germany, France and
Spain from 1400 to 1500. Among the sculptors discussed are the Dutchman Claus Sluter who worked for
the Duke of Burgundy, the Dutchman Nicolaus Gerhaerts of Leiden who worked in Germany and in the end
for the Emperor in Austria, and the Germans Michael Pacher, Veit Stoss and Tilman Riemenschneider.
Their principal works are shown, with many details.
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Casteras, Susan P.; Denney, Colleen (ed.). The Grosvenor Gallery: a palace of art in Victorian England.
New Haven, Conn: Yale Center for British Art : Yale University Press, c1996. xii, 209 p. il. (algumas color.).
ISBN 0930606779. Publicado em conjunto com a exposição The Grosvenor Gallery : A palace of art in
Victorian England, organizada pelo Yale Center for British Art e realizado no Yale Center for British Art,
entre 2 de março a 28 de abril de 1996, Denver Museum of Art, entre 1 de junho e 25 de agosto de 1996 e
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, entre 13 de setembro e 3 de novembro de 1996; Inclui bibliografia
(p. 159-189) e índice.
Resumo:
London's Grosvenor Gallery opened in 1877 as an alternative to the Royal Academy. Although it only
existed until 1890, it advanced the careers of many progressive artists. This work comprises essays
exploring critical aspects of the gallery, such as the significance of its social ambience.
Puttfarken, Thomas. Titian & tragic painting: Aristotle’s poetics and the rise of the modern artist. New
Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2005. vi, 240 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300110006. Inclui
bibliografia (p. 225-233) e índice.
Resumo:
Late in his life Titian created a series of paintings - the 'Four Sinners', the 'poesie' for his patron Philip II of
Spain, and the 'Final Tragedies' - that were dark in tone and content, full of pathos and physical suffering. In
this major reinterpretation of Titian's art, Thomas Puttfarken shows that the often dramatic and violent
subject matter of these works was not, as is often argued, the consequence of the artist's increasing age
and sense of isolation and tragedy. Rather, these paintings were influenced by discussions of Aristotle's
Poetics that permeated learned discourse in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century. The Poetics led directly to a
rich theory of the visual arts, and painting in particular, that enabled artists like Titian to consider themselves
on equal footing with poets. Puttfarken investigates Titian's late works in this context and analyses his
relations with his patrons, his intellectual and humanistic contacts and his choices of subject matter, style
and technique.
Butler, Ruth. Rodin: the shape of genius. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c1993. xv, 591 p. il.,
mapa. ISBN 9780300064988. Inclui bibliografia (p. [559]-566) e índice.
Resumo:
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was arguably the most famous sculptor in the world in 1900 - a time when
painting and painters excelled. How he reached such heights at the age of 60, and what happened when he
did, are important questions that have not been closely considered in previous works of biography. In this
reinterpretation of Rodin's life and times, the author draws for on closely guarded archives and family letters
to disentangle the facts of his life from the myths that have grown up around them. Butler had exclusive
access to a voluminous archive of unpublished letters written to Rodin by the most important people in his
life - his son, his lover, Emile Zola, Claude Monet and George Bernard Shaw, amongst many others. The
result is a richly textured account of the artist and his world, Paris's Left Bank at the turn of the century, in
which Rodin's life is placed firmly in a historical and political context and one in which the author considers
the meaning of his life, his work and his relationships.
Temple, Philip (ed.). South and East Clerkenwell. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, on behalf of
the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2008. xxi, 468 p. il. (algumas color.), mapas.
(Survey of London ; v. 46). ISBN 9780300137279. Inclui bibliografia (p. [407]-434) e índice.
Resumo:
Clerkenwell is one of the most varied, intricate and richly historic districts of Englands capital city. Its choice
for study by the Survey of London is a mark both of its age-old fascination and of its contemporary appeal.
Today Southern Clerkenwell, just north of the City, has become a fashionable location. It houses many in
the creative industries, its restaurants and bars are thronged, and its population has been rising for two
decades. Northern Clerkenwell, by contrast, has long been acknowledged as having some of Londons best
Georgian housing and urban landscapes. There is also an intriguingly mixed quarter beyond the Angel and
Pentonville Road, reaching north into Islington. The two parts of Clerkenwell are covered separately in these
two interlinked volumes, which are available either separately or as a pair. Clerkenwells present prosperity
is rooted in its past. Its density of development, its patterns of land-use and its street layout are witnesses to
an unbroken history, going back to monastic foundations. Within the compass of the present volumes, the
Survey of London brings together the riches of the area, aiming to omit nothing of significance old or new. In
so doing it has created a practical record in words and images of enduring value and usefulness for
planners, residents, historians and the wider public. These volumes are the latest in the parish series
published at regular intervals over the past hundred years by the Survey of London. They mark several new
departures for the Survey. They are the first to be published by Yale University Press, under the
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sponsorship of the Paul Mellon Centre, and the first to have photographs integrated with the text alongside
the handsome architectural drawings for which the series is famed. They also make widespread use of
colour images for the first time. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Gay, Peter. Modernism: the lure of heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond. New York: W.W.
Norton, 2008. 610 p. ISBN 9780393052053.
Notas de conteúdo:
A climate for modernism- Professional outsiders- Irreconcilables and impresarios- Painting and sculpture
the madness of the unexpected- Prose and poetry intermittences of the heart- Music and dance the
liberation of sound- Architecture and design machinery, a new factor in human affairs- Drama and movies
the human element- Eccentrics and barbarians- Life after death?- Coda And Gehry at Bilbao.
Barrell, John. The political theory of painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt: "the body of the public". New
Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1986. viii, 366 p. il. ISBN 0300063555. Inclui bibliografia (p. [343]-361)
e índice.
Resumo:
What is the function of painting in a commercial society? This text describes how British artists of the late18th and early-19th centuries attempted to answer this question.
Gabaccia, Donna R. We are what we eat: ethnic food and the making of Americans. Cambridge, Mass:
Harvard University Press, 1998. 278 p. il. ISBN 0674948602. - 0674001907. Inclui bibliografia (p. [243]-267)
e índice.
Resumo:
How ethnicity has influenced American eating habits - and thus, the make-up and direction of the American
cultural mainstream - is the story told in this text. It is a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing,
entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon - and a history
of American culinary tradition and multiculturalism. The book follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising
immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restauranteurs who have cultivated and changed the
tastes of native-born Americans from the 17th century to the late-20th century. It looks at the mass coporate
production of ethnic food obliterating their identities, and at the surprsingly peaceful relations between
"Americanized" foods and pure ethnic dishes. The author invites the reader to consider: if we are what we
eat, who are we? Amid wrangling over immigration and tribal differences, it argues that on a basic level, in
the way life is sustained and pleasure is sought, we are all multi-cultural.
Gates Jr., Henry Louis; McKay, Nellie Y. (ed.). The Norton Anthology of African American Literature.
2nd ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, c2004. xlvii, 2776 p. ISBN 0393977781. Acompanhado de 2 CD's com
músicas, discursos, leituras e performances (Pedir no Balcão de Empréstimos - Anotar 0090 / c2004 / CD 1
e 0090 / c2004 / CD 2); Inclui bibliografia (p. [2707]-2744) e índice.
Burke, Jill; Bury, Michael (ed.). Art and identity in early modern Rome. Aldershot, England: Ashgate,
c2008. xvi, 289 p. il. ISBN 9780754656906. Inclui bibliografia (p. [247]-276) e índice.
Resumo:
From the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century, Rome was one of the most vibrant and productive
centres for the visual arts in the West. Artists from all over Europe came to the city to see its classical
remains and its celebrated contemporary art works, as well as for the opportunity to work for its many
wealthy patrons. They contributed to the eclecticism of the Roman artistic scene, and to the diffusion of
'Roman' artistic styles in Europe and beyond."Art and Identity in Early Modern Rome" is the first book-length
study to consider identity creation and artistic development in Rome during this period. Drawing together an
international cast of key scholars in the field of Renaissance studies, the book adroitly demonstrates how
the exceptional quality of Roman court and urban culture - with its elected 'monarchy', its large foreign
population, and unique sense of civic identity - interacted with developments in the visual arts. With its
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distinctive chronological span and uniquely interdisciplinary approach, "Art and Identity in Early Modern
Rome" puts forward an alternative history of the visual arts in early modern Rome, one that questions
traditional periodisation and stylistic categorisation.
Hogarth, William. The analysis of beauty. Edited with an introduction and notes by Ronald Paulson. New
Haven: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Britsh Art by Yale University Press, 1997. lxii, 162 p. il.
ISBN 0300073356. - 0300073461. Inclui caderno de imagens; Inclui bibliografia (p. [143]-155) e índice.
Resumo:
Born 300 years ago in Smithfield, London, William Hogarth established himself as a central figure in 18thcentury English culture through his paintings, engravings, and outspoken art criticism. In this edition of
Hogarth's "Analysis of Beauty" - a work combining theory with practical advice on painting - Ronald Paulson
includes the complete text of the original work; an introduction that places the "Analysis" in the tradition of
aesthetic treatises and Hogarth's own "moral" works; extensive annotation of the text and accompanying
illustrations; and manuscript passages that Hogarth omitted from the final printed version. In the
development of English aesthetics, the "Analysis of Beauty" takes a position of significance. Hogarth's
stature in his own time suggests the importance of his attempt to systematise and theorize his own artistic
practice. What he proposes is an aesthetics of the middle range, subordinating both the beautiful and the
sublime to the everyday world of human choice and contingency - essentially the world of Hogarth's own
"modern moral subjects".
Muizelaar, Klaske; Phillips, Derek. Picturing men and women in the Dutch Golden Age: paintings and
people in historical perspective. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2003. ix, 246 p. il. (algumas
color.). ISBN 0300098170. inclui bibliografia (p. 215-235) e índice.
Resumo:
The experience of a person today who views paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and other Dutch Old
Masters differs radically from the experience of the Dutch man or woman who may have seen the same
paintings three centuries ago. This is an exploration of the way in which paintings were displayed and
comprehended in 17th-century Holland. It offers many insights into life in the Dutch Golden Age as well as
ways of interpreting the paintings of this period. Klaske Muizelaar and Derek Phillips closely examine how
paintings reflected and influenced the domestic and imaginative lives of the Dutch people, particularly in
Amsterdam. They consider men and women as the producers, subjects and viewers of art, uncovering 17thcentury assumptions about the nature of men and women, ideals of sexually appropriate conduct, and
actual sexual practices. The work concludes with an examination of what is altered when works that were
created for viewing in the home become museum objects.
Bergman-Carton, Janis. The woman of ideas in French art, 1830-1848. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, c1995. xvi, 261 p. il. ISBN 0300053800. Inclui bibliografia (p. 251-255) e índice.
Resumo:
Women in 19th-century French art were represented as victims of a harsh urban working-class life. This
book offers the argument that this representation obscured the model "woman of ideas", a prominent figure
in the narratives of French national and sexual politics.
Foster, Hal. The return of the real: the avant-garde at the end of the century. Cambridge, Mass: MIT
Press, c1996. xix, 299 p. il. (October books). ISBN 9780262561075. - 0262561077. Inclui bibliografia (p.
[227]-292) e índice.
Resumo:
After the dominant models of art-as-text in the 1970s and are now witness to a "return to the real" - to art
and theory that seek to be grounded in bodies and sites, identities and communities. Foster's concise
analysis of art practices over the past three decades traces important models at work in art and theory, with
special attention to the controversial connections between the two during this period. It also focuses on the
relation between prewar and postwar avant-gardes: how does the return of a past practice affect the
development of a present one? The result is a genealogy of art and theory from minimalism and pop to the
present. Chapters can be read independently, although Foster interrelates practices of sometimes disparate
time periods and methodologies. Foster disputes the common assumption that contemporary art is only
redundant, belated or condemned to pastiche. On the contrary, he suggests that the avant-garde always
returns to us "from the future", repositioned by innovative practice in the present. And he poses this
retroactive mode of art and theory against the reactionary undoing of progressive culture that is so
pervasive today. If "The Return of the Real" begins with a narrative of the historical avant-garde, it
concludes with a reading of our contemporary situation - and what it portends for future practices of art and
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theory, culture and politics.
Hand, John Oliver. Joos van Cleve: the complete paintings. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press,
c2004. vii, 230 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300105789. Inclui bibliografia (p. 209-225) e índice.
Resumo:
Joos van Cleve (active 1505/08-1540/41), an accomplished and influential Netherlandish artist and superb
technician and sensitive colourist, created some of the most attractive and endearing images in northern
Renaissance painting. In this book, the first major study of Joos in nearly eighty years, the foremost
authority on the artist provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Joos's life and works. John Hand
discusses the events of the artist's career, the obscurity of his works after his death and their rediscovery in
the nineteenth century. He examines specific paintings in Joos's oeuvre and addresses a wide range of
topics concerning the artist's style, chronology, iconography, influences and many commissions. The
second part of the book catalogues the complete paintings of Joos van Cleve, including works by Joos
himself, workshop versions and copies of his paintings, and works of doubtful attribution.
Novotny, Fritz. Painting and sculpture in Europe, 1780-1880. 2nd ed.. New Haven, Conn: Yale University
Press, 1971. 483 p. il. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN 0300053215. Inclui bibliografia
(p. 431-454) e índice.
Welchman, John C. Invisible colors: a visual history of titles. New Haven: Yale University, 1997. 452 p.
ISBN 0300065302.
Butterfield, Andrew. The sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press,
c1997. 262 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300071949. Inclui bibliografia (p. 255-257) e índice.
Resumo:
Andrea del Verrocchio was the preeminent sculptor in late fifteenth-century Florence and one of the leading
artists in Renaissance Europe. In every genre of statuary, Verrocchio made formal and conceptual
contributions of the greatest significance, and many of his sculptures, such as the Christ and St. Thomas
and the Colleoni Monument, are among the masterpieces of Renaissance art. A favorite artist of Lorenzo
de' Medici and the teacher of Leonardo da Vinci, Verrocchio was a key link between the innovations of the
fifteenth century and the creations of the High Renaissance. This beautiful catalogue raisonne is the first
comprehensive and detailed study of Verrocchio's extraordinary and innovative sculptures. Andrew
Butterfield has combined careful visual analysis of the sculptures with groundbreaking research into their
function, iconography, and historical context. In order to explain Verrocchio's contributions to the different
genres of Renaissance sculpture, Butterfield provides new and important information on a broad range of
issues such as the typology and social history of Florentine tombs, the theoretical problems in the
production of perspectival reliefs, and the origins of the Figura serpentinata. Furthermore, Butterfield draws
on a spectrum of often overlooked texts to elucidate fundamental iconographical problems, for example, the
significance of David in quattrocento Florence. In its scope, depth, and clarity, The Sculptures of Andrea del
Verrocchio will rank as one of the finest studies of an Italian sculptor ever published.
Martin, Michael; McIntyre, Lee C. (ed.). Readings in the philosophy of social science. Cambridge, Mass:
MIT Press, c1994. xxvii, 785 p. ISBN 9780262132961. - 9780262631518. Inclui bibliografia (p. [767]-772) e
índice.
Resumo:
This anthology offers a selection of readings, plus three specially commissioned articles that encompass a
broad range of topics in the field. The introductions to each section provide a map through the discipline.
Covering the major areas in the discipline, including debates about explanation, methodological
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individualism, and the special sciences, this text could serve as a source for scholarship in the field. It could
also be used as the basis for a course. The commissioned articles are: "Taylor on Interpretation and the
Sciences of Man" by Michael Martin; "Microfoundations of Marxism" by D. Little; and "Evidential Constraints:
Pragmatic Empiricism in Archaeology" by A. Wylie.
Paine, Robert Treat; Soper, Alexander Coburn. The art and architecture of Japan. 3rd ed. New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1981. 521 p. il., mapa. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN
0300053339. Inclui bibliografia (p.[455]-489) e índice.
Resumo:
Once slighted as mere copying from China, the arts of Japan are now seen as a unique alternation of
advances and withdrawals. At times the islanders produced Chinese-style works of great beauty,
unmatched on the continent. When they chose to be independent, their art differs at every level. Sculpture,
and even more painting, are concrete, sensuous, and emotional, speaking directly to all. All that was most
native in architectural taste survived the periods of Chinese monumentality - huge temples and gridiron city
plans - with little change. The rambling, wood-paper-and-bamboo dwelling re-emerged 1000 years ago,
almost as it may still be seen today.
Black, Jeremy. Maps and history: constructing images of the past. New Haven: Yale University Press,
c1997. 267 p. il., mapas. ISBN 0300069766. - 0300086938. Inclui bibliografia (p. [242]-259) e índice.
Resumo:
Historical atlases offer an understanding of the past that is invaluable to historians, not only because they
convey a previous age's sense of space and distance but also because they reveal what historians and
educators thought important to include or omit. This book - the first comprehensive and wide-ranging
account of the historical atlas - explores the role, development and nature of this important reference tool
and discusses its impact on the presentation of the past. 'This book is more than an excellent guide to the
subject: it also provides a vast quarry of information on how visions of the world and the past have been
warped by political and cultural prejudices ... A veritable encyclopaedia of the subject, in which every
contributor to the tradition gets a mention and every technical advance is recorded.' Felipe FernandezArmesto, Literary Review 'Remarkably, this is the first survey in English of how people in Europe and
America depicted the space in which they lived from Abraham Ortelius's historical atlas of 1570 to the latest
moment.' Jonathan Clark, The Spectator Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He
is the author of many books on British and European history.
Freedberg, S. J. Painting in Italy, 1500-1600. 3rd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. 761 p. il.
(algumas color.), mapa. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN 0300055862. - 0300055870.
Inclui bibliografia (p. [669]-735) e índice.
Resumo:
'Art', declared Vasari in Lives of the Artists, has been reborn and reached perfection in our time'. Indeed the
roster of great names in painting of the Cinquecento, which only begins with those of Leonardo,
Michelangelo, and Raphael, appears to justify this grand claim. Professor Freedberg here discusses the
individual painters and analyses the hallmarks of their work. He traces the classical style of the High
Renaissance, the Mannerism that succeeded it, and the events, in North Italy especially, that resist stylistic
categories. He has given order to this diversity, but at the same time has preserved the intense individuality
of the works of art. The fourth edition of this classic work includes colour illustrations and incorporates
textual revisions and an updated bibliography.
Indefrey, Peter; Gullberg, Marianne (ed.). Time to speak: cognitive and neural prerequisites for time in
language. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 230 p. ISBN 9781405185813.
Notas de conteúdo:
Time in language, language in time Wolfgang Klein- Time in language, situation models, and mental
simulations Rolf A. Zwaan- Simulation semantics and the linguistics of time. Commentary on Zwaan Vyvyan
Evans- Processing Temporal constraints: an ERP study Giosuè Baggio- Processing temporal constraints
and some implications for the investigation of second language sentence processing and acquisition.
Commentary on Baggio Leah Roberts- Who’s afraid of the big bad Whorf? Crosslinguistic differences in
temporal language and thought Daniel Casasanto- Nominal tense. Time for further Whorfian adventures?
Commentary on Casasanto Pieter Muysken- Temporal decentering and the development of temporal
concepts Teresa McCormack and Christoph Hoerl- Temporal cognition and temporal language the first and
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second times around. Commentary on McCormack and Hoerl Nick C. Ellis- Time, language, and
autobiographical memory Christopher D.B. Burt- How semantic and episodic memory contribute to
autobiographical memory. Commentary on Burt Indira Tendolkar- The perception of time: basic research
and some potential links to the study of language J.H. Wearden- Time in agrammatic aphasia. Commentary
on Wearden Herman Kolk- Neural bases of sequence processing in action and language Francesca Carota
and Angela Sirigu- Sequential event processing: domain specificity or task specificity? Commentary on
Carota and Sirigu Ivan Toni- Cognitive and neural prerequisites for time in language: any answers?
Marianne Gullberg and Peter Indefrey.
Hagedorn, Annette; Shalem, Avinoam (ed.). Facts and artefacts: art in the Islamic world : festschrift for
Jens Kröger on his 65th Birthday. Leiden: Brill, c2007. xxvii, 496 p. il., mapas. (Islamic history and
civilization ; v. 68). ISBN 9004157824. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
The scholarly search on the art of the object is of enduring interest and enjoys a new renaissance in the last
few years. This book mainly explores the art and craft of Islamic artefacts and presents to the reader a
diverse range of approaches. Despite this variety, in which also artefacts of the pre-Islamic, period as well
as 'orientalized' European artefacts of the modern era are included, there is an overarching theme – the
linking of the interpretation of objects and their specific aesthetics to textual sources and the aim of setting
them in historical and artistic context. In this impressive collection honouring the German scholar of Islamic
art Jens Kröger on his 65th birthday, Avinoam Shalem and Annette Hagedorn bring together contributions
from a highly distinguished group of scholars of Asiatic, Sasanian, Islamic as well as European art history.
Unpublished artefacts and new interpretations are presented in this book.
Rescher, Nicholas. Philosophical reasoning: a study in the methodology of philosophizing. Malden:
Blackwell, 2001. 282 p. ISBN 0631230173.
Scott, Geoffrey. The architecture of humanism: a study in the history of taste. [With a foreword by Henry
Hope Redd and a new introduction by Paul Barolsky]. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, c1999. 194 p. il. (The
classical America series in art and architecture). ISBN 0393730352. Inclui caderno de imagens.
Resumo:
When this work appeared in 1914 it evoked a heated discussion. Geoffrey Scott offers an analysis of the
theories behind 19th- and 20th-century architecture. He discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the
architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition. The book
was written while Scott was living in Italy where he absorbed the classical tradition, which he saw as the
main stream of Western art, and became aware that the stream had been clouded by man whose ideas
were derived from sources outside art. These ideas, from which the dominant concepts of contemporary art
are derived, Scott put into perspective by calling "fallacies". Thus he throws into question the ideas which
we accept without reflection.
Dusek, Val. Philosophy of technology: an introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. 244 p. ISBN
9781405111621.
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Helsinger, Elizabeth K. Poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris.
New Haven: Yale University Press, c2008. xv, 335 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9780300122732. Inclui
bibliografia (p. [259]-318) e índice.
Resumo:
Focusing on two of the most influential figures in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and
William Morris, this book explores new ways of considering art and literature together. Elizabeth Helsinger
traces the unprecedented relationship between the poetry and poetics of two poet-artists and their
contemporary practice of visual art and design. Her study focuses on innovations encouraged by the
interaction between the arts to reassess the importance of Pre-Raphaelitism in literary as well as art history.
Using the concept of 'translation' from one medium to another, Helsinger develops compelling analyses of
particular works and of the shared concerns of Rossetti and Morris. She connects their aesthetic and social
experiments to projects undertaken by others, and she demonstrates the impact of Pre-Raphaelite
strategies on later poets and poetic theorists. Lively and illuminating, this book both offers and studies the
pleasures of reading and viewing attentively.
Maillet, Arnaud. The Claude glass: use and meaning of the black mirror in Western art. Translated by Jeff
Fort. New York, N.Y: Zone Books, 2004. 300 p. il. ISBN 1890951471. Inclui bibliografia (p. 223-287) e
índice.
Resumo:
In this first full-length study of a largely forgotten optical device from the eighteenth century, Arnaud Maillet
reconfigures our historical understanding of visual experience and meaning in relation to notions of opacity,
transparency, and imagination. Many are familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used
by artists and spectators of landscape to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade
visible. In a groundbreaking account, Maillet goes well beyond this particular function of the glass and
situates it within a richer archaeology of Western thought, exploring the uncertainties and anxieties about
mirrors, reflections, and their potential distortions. He takes us from the magical and occult background of
the “black mirror,” through a full evaluation of its importance in the age of the picturesque, to its persistence
in a range of technological and representational practices, including photography, film, and contemporary
art. The Claude Glass is a lasting contribution to the history of Western visual culture.
Grafton, Anthony. Cardano’s cosmos: the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer. Cambridge,
Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999. xii, 284 p. il. ISBN 0674095553. - 0674006704. Inclui bibliografia (p.
261-279) e índice.
Resumo:
Girolamo Cardano was a Italian doctor, natural philosopher, and mathematician who became a best-selling
author in Renaissance Europe. He was also a leading astrologer of his day, whose predictions won him
access to some of the most powerful people in 16th century Europe. In this book, the author invites readers
to follow this astrologer's extraordinary career and explore the art and discipline of astrology in the hands of
a brilliant practitioner. Renaissance astrologers predicted everything from the course of the future of
humankind to the risks of a single investment,or even the weather. They analyzed the bodies and
characters of countless clients, from rulers to criminals, and enjoyed wide-spread respect and patronage.
This book traces Cardano's contentious career from his first astrological works. Delving into astrological
principles and practices, Grafton shows how Cardano and his contemporaries adapted the ancient art for
publication and marketing in a new era of print media and changing science. He maps the context of market
and human forces that shaped Cardano's practices - and the maneuvering that kept him at the top of a
world rife patronage, politics, and vengeful rivals. Cardano's astrology, argues Grafton, was a profoundly
empirical and highly influential art, one that was integral to the attempts to sixteen-century scholars to
understand their universe and themselves.
Howard, Deborah. The architectural history of Venice. With new photographs by Sarah Quill and
Deborah Howard. Rev. and enlarged ed. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2002. xvi, 346 p. il.
(principalmente color.), mapas. ISBN 0300090293. Inclui bibliografia (p. [320]-334) e índice.
Resumo:
A guide to the history of architecture in Venice, encompassing the city's fascinating variety of buildings from
ancient times to the present day. Completely updated, this edition of Deborah Howard's volume (first
published in 1980) is filled with illustrations, most of them new and reproduced in colour. Howard invites
those who visit Venice in person, armchair travellers, and all students of Venetian art and architecture to
look more closely at the unique architecture of one of the world's most beautiful cities. Believed to have
been founded by refugees at the fall of the Roman Empire, Venice became a semi-independent outpost of
Byzantium and eventually an independent Republic. The city flourished for centuries as a trading centre
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between east and west, and its visual traditions were continually enriched by exposure to outside influences.
When the long-lasting Republic fell to Napoleon in 1797, many attempts at modernisation followed,
especially under 19th-century Austrian administration. Howard traces the entire evolution of Venice's
architecture, placing special emphasis on the political, social and economic framework that supported it.
She highlights the achievements of individual architects from the Renaissance onwards, including
Sansovino, Palladio, Longhena, Massari, Selva and others. Throughout the book, the author stresses the
visual qualities of the buildings themselves, seeking to enhance our appreciation of individual structures built
in Venice and providing a view of the city that inspired their creation.
Fraser, Robert. Book history through postcolonial eyes: rewriting the script. London: Routledge, 2008.
xii, 210 p. il. ISBN 9780415402934. Inclui bibliografia (p. [189]-201) e índice.
Resumo:
This surprising study draws together the disparate fields of postcolonial theory and book history in a
challenging and illuminating way. Robert Fraser proposes that we now look beyond the traditional methods
of the Anglo-European bibliographic paradigm, and learn to appreciate instead the diversity of shapes that
verbal expression has assumed across different societies. This change of attitude will encourage students
and researchers to question developmentally conceived models of communication, and move instead to a
re-formulation of just what is meant by a book, an author, a text. Fraser illustrates his combined approach
with comparative case studies of print, script and speech cultures in South Asia and Africa, before panning
out to examine conflicts and paradoxes arising in parallel contexts. The re-orientation of approach and the
freshness of view offered by this volume will foster understanding and creative collaboration between
scholars of different outlooks, while offering a radical critique to those identified in its concluding section as
purveyors of global literary power.
Michaud, Philippe-Alain. Aby Warburg and the image in motion. Translated by Sophie Hawkes. New
York, N.Y: Zone Books, 2004. 402 p. il. ISBN 1890951390. Título original: Aby Warburg et l'image en
mouvement; Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Aby Warburg (1866-1929) is best known as the originator of the discipline of iconology and as the founder of
the institute that bears his name. His followers included such celebrated art historians of the twentieth
century as Erwin Panofsky, Edgar Wind, and Fritz Saxl. But his heirs developed, for the most part, a
domesticated iconology based on the interpretation of symbolic material. As Phillippe-Alain Michaud shows
in this important book, Warburg's own project was remote from any positivist or neo-Kantian ambitions.
Nourished on the work of Nietzsche and Burckhardt, Warburg fashioned a "critical iconology" to reveal the
irrationality of the image in Western culture. Opposing the grand teleological narratives of art inaugurated by
Vasari, Warburg's method operated through historical anachronisms and discontinuities. Using "montagecollision" to create textless collections of images, he brought together pagan artifacts and masterpieces of
Florentine Renaissance art, ancient Near East astrology and the Lutheran Reformation, Mannerist festivals
and the sacred dances of Native Americans. Michaud insists that for Warburg, the practice of art history was
the discovery within the art work itself of fracture, contradictions, tensions, and the energies of magic,
empathy, totemism, and animism. Challenging normative accounts of Western European classicism,
Warburg located the real sources of the Renaissance in the Dionysian spirit, in the expression of movement
and dance, in the experience of trance personified in the frenzied nymph or ecstatic maenad.Aby Warburg
and the Image in Motion is not only a book about Warburg but a book written with him; Michaud uses
Warburg's intuitions and discoveries to analyze other categories of imagery, including the daguerreotype,
the chronophotography of Etienne-Jules Marey, early cinema, and the dances of Loie Fuller. It will be
essential reading for anyone concerned with the origins of modern art history and the visual culture of
modernity.
D’Elia, Anthony F. The renaissance of marriage in fifteenth-century Italy. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 2004. viii, 262 p. (Harvrd Historical Studies ; v. 146). ISBN 0674015525. Inclui bibliografia
e índice.
Resumo:
Weddings in fifteenth-century Italian courts were grand, sumptuous affairs that often required guests to
listen attentively to lengthy orations given in Latin. In this book, Anthony D'Elia shows how Italian humanists
used these orations to support claims of legitimacy and assertions of superiority among families jockeying
for power, as well as to advocate for marriage and sexual pleasure. Humanists stressed the value of
marriage in practical terms as a means for consolidating wealth, forming political alliances, and maintaining
power by providing heirs. They also presented women in a positive light, as helpmates and even examples
of wisdom and learning. While D'Elia focuses on Italian courts, he also examines ideas about marriage and
celibacy from Antiquity to Republican Florence and Reformation Germany, revealing the continuities and
distinctions between Italian humanist and Protestant thought on marriage. In bringing to life this fascinating
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elite culture, D'Elia makes a valuable contribution to the history of the Renaissance, women, and the family,
and to studies of rhetoric and the classical tradition.
Macpherson, Ian Richard; MacKay, Angus. Love, religion, and politics in fifteenth century Spain.
Leiden: Brill, 1998. xvi, 286 p. il. (Medieval Iberian Peninsula : texts and studies). ISBN 9004108106. Inclui
bibliografia (p. [254]-269) e índice.
Resumo:
This work brings together versions in English of 16 articles published in journals and festschrift volumes
over the 1980s and 1990s. The articles are revised and selected from those which deal with questions of
love, religion and politics in 15th-century Spain. The text aims to provide insights into complex relationships
between real life and imaginative writing in a turbulent period of Spanish history.
Putnam, Hilary. Realism with a human face. Edited by James Conant. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 1992. lxxiv, 347 p. ISBN 0674749456 - 9780674749450.
Resumo:
This book connects issues in metaphysics with cultural and literary issues and argues that the collapse of
philosophical realism does not entail a fall into the abyss of relativism and postmodern skepticism. It is
aimed primarily at philosophers but should appeal to a wide range of humanists and social scientists.
Ferrell, Lori Anne. The Bible and the people. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2008. xiii, 273 p.
il. ISBN 9780300114249. Inclui bibliografia (p. [255]-266) e índice.
Resumo:
In the eleventh century, the Bible was available only in expensive and rare hand-copied manuscripts. Today,
millions of people from all walks of life seek guidance, inspiration, entertainment, and answers from their
own editions of the Bible. This illustrated book tells the story of what happened to the ancient set of writings
we call the Bible during those thousand years. Anchoring the story in material evidence - hundreds of
different translations and versions of the Bible - Lori Anne Ferrell discusses how the Bible has been
endlessly retailored to meet the changing needs of religion, politics, and the reading public while retaining its
special status as a sacred text.Focusing on the English-speaking world, "The Bible and the People" charts
the extraordinary voyage of the Bible from manuscript Bibles to the Gutenberg volumes, Bibles
commissioned by kings and queens, the Eliot Indian Bible, salesmen's door-to-door Bibles, children's Bibles,
Gideon Bibles, teen magazine Bibles, and more. Ferrell discusses the Bible's profound impact on readers
over the centuries, and, in turn, the mark those readers made upon it. Enjoyable and informative, this book
takes a fresh look at the fascinating and little-recognized connections among Christian, political, and book
history.
Curd, Martin; Cover, J. A. (ed.). Philosophy of science: the central issues. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.
1379 p. ISBN 0393971759.
Frank, Isabelle (ed.); Birtt, David (trad.). The theory of decorative art: an anthology of European &
American writings : 1750-1940. New Haven: Yale University, 2000. 392 p. ISBN 0300088051.
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Galison, Peter. Einstein’s clocks and Poincaré’s maps: empires of time. New York, N.Y: W.W. Norton,
c2003. 389 p. il., mapa. ISBN 0393020010. Inclui bibliografia (p. [355]-370) e índice.
May, Gita. Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, c2005. 237, [8] f. de lâms.. ISBN 9780300108729. Inclui bibliografia (p. 205-220) e
índice.
Resumo:
The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (1755 - 1842) exerted her considerable
charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role
made Vigee Le Brun a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn
by strife and revolution, she nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist,
doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg and London. Long
overlooked or dismissed, Vigee Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well
as in all leading art museums of the world. This gripping biography tells the story of a singularly gifted and
high-spirited woman during the revolutionary era and explores the development and significance of her art.
The book also recounts the public and private lives of Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, connecting her with such
personalities of her age as Catherine the Great, Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin, and setting her
experiences in the context of contemporary European politics and culture. A generous selection of
illustrations, including sixteen of Vigee Le Brun's portraits presented in full colour, completes this
exceptional volume.
Tanner, Marcus. The Raven King: Matthias Corvinus and the fate of his lost library. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, c2008. xx, 265 p. il., mapa. ISBN 9780300120349. Inclui bibliografia (p. [245]-252) e
índice.
Resumo:
Seizing the Hungarian throne at the age of fifteen, Matthias Corvinus, 'the Raven King', was an effervescent
presence on the fifteenth-century stage. A successful warrior and munificent art patron, he sought to leave
as symbols of his strategic and humanist ambitions a strong, unified country, splendid palaces, and the most
magnificent library in Christendom. But Hungary, invaded by the Ottoman Empire after Matthias' death in
1490, yielded its treasures and the exquisite library, witness to a golden cultural age, was dispersed across
Europe. The quest to recover this collection of sumptuously illuminated manuscripts provoked and tantalised
generations of princes, cardinals, collectors and scholars, and imbued Hungarians with the mythical
conviction that the restoration of the lost library would seal their country's rebirth. In this thrilling and
absorbing account, drawing on a wealth of original sources in several languages, Marcus Tanner charts the
odyssey of the Raven King and his magnificent bequest, uncovering the remarkable story of a life and
library almost lost to history.
Boccaccio, Giovanni. Famous women. Tradução Virginia Brown. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University
Press, 2003. xxiii, 282 p. (I Tatti Renaissance library). ISBN 9780674011304.
Resumo:
The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women
affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning
to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's acclaimed translation, commissioned
for The I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the
Latin.
Beckwith, John. Early Christian and Byzantine art. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c1970. xxv,
405 p. il., mapa. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN 0300052960. Inclui bibliografia (p.
[376]-377) e índice.
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Dandelet, Thomas James. Spanish Rome, 1500-1700. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2001.
278 p. il., mapas. ISBN 0300089562. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a
rising giant on track toward becoming the world's most powerful and first truly global empire. This book tells
the fascinating story of the meeting of these two great empires at a critical moment in European history.
Thomas Dandelet explores for the first time the close relationship between the Spanish Empire and Papal
Rome that developed in the dynamic period of the Italian Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age. The
author examines on the one hand the role the Spanish Empire played in shaping Roman politics,
economics, culture, society, and religion and on the other the role the papacy played in Spanish imperial
politics and the development of Spanish absolutism and monarchical power. Reconstructing the large
Spanish community in Rome during this period, the book reveals the strategies used by the Spanish
monarchs and their agents that successfully brought Rome and the papacy under their control. Spanish
ambassadors, courtiers, and merchants in Rome carried out a subtle but effective conquest by means of a
distinctive "informal" imperialism, which relied largely on patronage politics. As Spain's power grew, Rome
enjoyed enormous gains as well, and the close relations they developed became a powerful influence on
the political, social, economic, and religious life not only of the Iberian and Italian peninsulas but also of
Catholic Reformation Europe as a whole.
Choate, Mark I. Emigrant nation: the making of Italy abroad. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press,
2008. x, 319 p. il. ISBN 9780674027848. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Between 1880 and 1915, thirteen million Italians left their homeland, launching the largest emigration from
any country in recorded world history. As the young Italian state struggled to adapt to the exodus, it
pioneered the establishment of a "global nation" - an Italy abroad cemented by ties of culture, religion,
ethnicity, and economics.In this wide-ranging work, Mark Choate examines the relationship between the
Italian emigrants, their new communities, and their home country. The state maintained that emigrants were
linked to Italy and to one another through a shared culture. Officials established a variety of programs to
coordinate Italian communities worldwide. They fostered identity through schools, athletic groups, the Dante
Alighieri Society, the Italian Geographic Society, the Catholic Church, Chambers of Commerce, and special
banks to handle emigrant remittances. But the projects aimed at binding Italians together also raised intense
debates over priorities and the emigrants' best interests. Did encouraging loyalty to Italy make the emigrants
less successful at integrating? Were funds better spent on supporting the home nation rather than
sustaining overseas connections?In its probing discussion of immigrant culture, transnational identities, and
international politics, this fascinating book not only narrates the grand story of Italian emigration but also
provides important background to immigration debates that continue to this day.
Gluck, Mary. Popular Bohemia: modernism and urban culture in nineteenth-century Paris. Cambridge,
Mass: Harvard University Press, c2005. xi, 224 p. il. ISBN 0674015304. Inclui bibliografia (p. 189-215) e
índice.
Resumo:
A radical reconceptualization of modernism, this book traces the appearance of the modern artist to the
Paris of the 1830s and links the emergence of an enduring modernist aesthetic to the fleeting forms of
popular culture. Contrary to conventional views of a private self retreating from history and modernity,
Popular Bohemia shows us the modernist as a public persona parodying the stereotypes of commercial
mass culture. Here we see how the modern artist—alternately assuming the roles of the melodramatic hero,
the urban flâneur, the female hysteric, the tribal primitive—created his own version of an expressive, public
modernity in opposition to an increasingly repressive and conformist bourgeois culture. And here we see
how a specifically modern aesthetic culture in nineteenth-century Paris came about, not in opposition to
commercial popular culture, but in close alliance with it. Popular Bohemia revises dominant historical
narratives about modernism from the perspective of a theoretically informed cultural history that spans the
period between 1830 and 1914. In doing so, it reconnects the intellectual history of avant-garde art with the
cultural history of bohemia and the social history of the urban experience to reveal the circumstances in
which a truly modernist culture emerged.
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Biondo Flavio. Italy illuminated: volume 1, books I-IV. Edited and translated by Jeffrey A. White.
Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2005. v. 1. xxvii, 489 p. (The I Tatti Renaissance Library ; 20).
ISBN 0674017439. Texto em latim com tradução para o inglês; Inclui bibliografia (p. 443-445) e índice.
Resumo:
Biondo Flavio (1392-1463), humanist and historian, was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance recovery of
classical antiquity. While serving a number of the Renaissance popes, he inaugurated an extraordinary
program of research into the history, institutions, cultural life, and physical remains of the ancient Roman
empire. The Italia Illustrata (1453), which appears here for the first time in English, is a topographical work
describing Italy region by region. Its aim is to explore the Roman roots of the Renaissance world. As such, it
is the quintessential work of Renaissance anti-quarianism. This is the first edition of the Latin text since
1559.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. 1. Books I-IV
From the classicists to the impressionists: a documentary history of art and architecture in the 19th century.
Selected and edited by Elizabeth Gilmore Holt. New Haven: New York University Press, c1986. v.3. xxi, 552
p. il. p&b. (A documentary history of art, 3). ISBN 0300036922 - 9780300036923.
Resumo:
This collection of letters, journals and essays lucidly demonstrates the spirit of revolt against traditional
forms and values which characterized the artistic expression of the 19th century. Includes selections from
Goya, Degas, Sendhal, Ruskin, Baudelaire, Constable, Courbet, Rodin, Cezanne, and more.
Thomson, Ellen Mazur. The origins of graphic design in America, 1870-1920. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, c1997. viii, 220 p. il. ISBN 0300068352. Inclui bibliografia (p. 191-213) e índice.
Resumo:
By the time the phrase "graphic design" first appeared in print in 1922, design professionals in America had
already created a discipline combining visual art with mass communication. In this book, Ellen Mazur
Thomson examines for the first time the early development of the graphic design profession. It has been
thought that graphic design emerged as a profession only when European modernism arrived in America in
the 1930s, yet Thomson shows that the practice of graphic design began much earlier. Shortly after the Civil
War, when the mechanization of printing and reproduction technology transformed mass communication,
new design practices emerged. Thomson investigates the development of these practices from 1870 to
1920, a time when designers came to recognize common interests and create for themselves a professional
identity.. What did the earliest designers do, and how did they learn to do it? What did they call themselves?
How did they organize themselves and their work? Drawing on an array of original period documents, the
author explores design activities in the printing, type founding, advertising, and publishing industries, setting
the early history of graphic design in the context of American social history.
Sturman, Peter Charles. Mi Fu: style and the art of calligraphy in northern Song China. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, c1997. 276 p. il., mapa. ISBN 0300065698. Inclui bibliografia (p. [255]-270) e índice.
Resumo:
Mi Fu, one of the most celebrated figures in the history of Chinese art, was a prominent calligrapher in
eleventh-century China. A member of the educated elite, or literati, he also contributed a great deal to
discussions of theoretical issues of function and style in calligraphy, the primary means of graphic
expression for the literati. In this book Peter Sturman examines Mi Fu's calligraphy within the framework of
the artist's fascinating life, the Northern Song culture in which he lived, and the literati theory of art he
helped to formulate. The book is both chronological and topical, following Mi Fu's efforts to develop styles of
calligraphy that would communicate his social and personal ideals as they changed according to his place in
Song society: as connoisseur of the arts, responsible official, man among mountains and streams, and
Daoist talent in the service of the emperor. Sturman's detailed analyses, which consider the content as well
as the style of the writing, firmly set Mi Fu's calligraphy in the fabric of Northern Song history. At the same
time, Sturman shows how Mi Fu's relationship with the history of calligraphy both before and after him
illuminates this most Chinese of arts.
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Zolberg, Aristide R. A nation by design: immigration policy in the fashioning of America. New York, NY ;
Cambridge, Mass: Russell Sage Foundation : Harvard University Press, c2006. viii, 658 p. ISBN
9780674022188. - 9780674030749. Inclui bibliografia (p. 477-635) e índice.
Resumo:
According to the national mythology, the United States has long opened its doors to people from across the
globe, providing a port in a storm and opportunity for any who seek it. Yet the history of immigration to the
United States is far different. Even before the xenophobic reaction against European and Asian immigrants
in the late 19th Century, social and economic interest groups worked to manipulate immigration policy to
serve their needs. In "A Nation by Design", Aristide Zolberg explores American immigration policy, from the
colonial period to the present, discussing how it has been used as a tool of nation building. "A Nation by
Design" argues that the engineering of immigration policy has been prevalent since early American history.
However, it has gone largely unnoticed since it took place primarily on the local and state levels, owing to
constitutional limits on federal power during the slavery era. Zolberg profiles the vacillating currents of
opinion on immigration throughout American history, examining separately the roles played by business
interests, labour unions, ethnic lobbies and nativist ideologues in shaping policy. He then examines how
three different types of migration - legal migration, illegal migration to fill low-wage jobs, and asylum-seeking
- are shaping contemporary arguments over immigration to the United States. "A Nation by Design" is a
thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that
brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship, Zolberg's book shows how America has
struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.
Mathews, Nancy Mowll. Mary Cassatt: a life. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1998. ix, 383 p. il.
ISBN 9780300077544. Inclui bibliografia (p. [357]-361) e índice.
Resumo:
One of the few women Impressionists, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) had a life of paradoxes: American born,
she lived and worked in France, a clasically trained artist, she preferred the company of radicals; never
married, she painted exquisite and beloved portraits of mothers and children. This book provides new
insight into the personal life and artistic endeavors of this extraordinary woman.
Cruft, Kitty; Dunbar, John G.; Fawcett, Richard. Borders. With contributions from Sabinas Strachan, John
Gifford and Ian Gow. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. xviii, 841 p. il. (algumas color.), mapas.
(The buildings of Scotland; Pevsner architectural guides). ISBN 0300107021. - 9780300107029. Inclui
cadernos de imagens; Inclui bibliografia (p. [775]-780) e índice.
Resumo:
The Scottish Borders have some of the most romantic countryside in Scotland, ranging from rocky coastline
to rolling moors and farmland. The early buildings reflect a history of conflict, expressed in the plethora of
castle strongholds and tower houses of the Anglo-Scottish Wars and their aftermath. As much a testament
to a turbulent past are the ruins of the great Borders abbeys, a concentration almost without equal in Britain.
The River Tweed provides the delightful setting for the burghs of Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose and Kelso.
Here are fine Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian public buildings alongside the remains of the once mighty
textile industry, ranging from small weavers' cottages to colossal nineteenth-century mills. Country houses
of exceptional quality and importance include Thirlestane Castle, with its interiors of royal pretension;
Traquair, perhaps the ideal of Scottish architecture; Palladian grandeur at Paxton; the stunning Adam
interiors of Mellerstain; baronial wit at Playfair's Floors Castle; ducal comfort at Bowhill and Edwardian
opulence at Manderston. One man above all, however, has set his stamp: Sir Walter Scott, whose home,
Abbotsford, is of world reknown as the fount of nineteenth-century Scottish Romanticism. Its atmospheric
interior, rich in antiquarian relics, is one of the earliest to have been designed to receive tourists. This
comprehensive and revealing guide also seeks out little-known shooting and fishing lodges, rural steadings,
Arts and Crafts villas, Art Deco schools and even the extraordinary Sunderland House, a building of Miesian
purity by Peter Womersley. Such ingredients make the Borders one of the most architecturally enticing
regions of Scotland. This is the ninth volume of the Pevsner Architectural Guides to the Buildings of
Scotland.
Grafton, Anthony. Leon Battista Alberti: master builder of the Italian Renaissance. Cambridge, Mass:
Harvard University Press, 2002. xi, 417 p. il. ISBN 0674008685. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote
the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of
"dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in
the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural
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designs in Italy. In this volume, one of our most distinguished Renaissance scholars offers the superlative
biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and
original intellectual.
Riegl, Alois. Historical grammar of the visual arts. Translated by Jacqueline E. Jung, Foreword by
Benjamin Binstock. New York, N.Y: Zone Books, 2004. 495 p. il. ISBN 1890951455. Inclui bibliografia (p.
435-444) e índice.
Resumo:
The work of Alois Riegl (1858-1905) has been highly influential in art history of the modern age. Riegl, the
most important member of the so-called Vienna School, developed a refined technique of visual or formal
analysis that departed from the iconological method, which emphasized decoding motifs through recourse to
texts. Riegl also pioneered understanding of the changing role of the viewer, the significance of non-high art
objects (or what would now be called visual or material culture), and theories of art and art history, including
his much-debated neologism Kunstwollen (the will of art). His major works include Foundations for a History
of Ornament, Late Roman Art Industry, and The Group Portraiture of Holland. Riegl's Historical Grammar of
the Visual Arts, which brings together the diverse threads of his thought, is now available to an Englishlanguage audience, in a masterful translation by Jacqueline E. Jung. In one of the earliest and perhaps the
most brilliant of all art historical surveys, Riegl addresses the different visual arts within a sweeping
conception of the history of culture. His account derives from Hegelian models but decisively opens onto
alternative pathways that continue to complicate attempts to reduce art merely to the artist's intentions or its
social and historical functions.
Bruni, Leonardo. History of the Florentine people. Edited and translated by James Hankins. Cambridge,
Mass: Harvard University Press, 2001. v. 1. xxi, 520 p. il., mapas. (The I Tatti Renaissance Library ; 3).
ISBN 0674005066. Texto em inglês e em latim; Inclui bibliografia e índice; A biblioteca possui os volumes 1
e 2 em seu acervo.
Resumo:
Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic
secretary to four popes (1405-1414) and chancellor of Florence (1427-1444). He was famous in his day as a
translator, orator, and historian, and was one of the best-selling authors of the 15th century. Bruni's "History
of the Florentine People" in 12 books is generally considered the first modern work of history, and was
widely imitated by humanist historians for two centuries after its official publication by the Florentine Signoria
in 1444.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. 1. Books I-IV
Edwards, Steve (ed.). Art and its histories: a reader. New Haven: Yale University, 1999. 336 p. ISBN
0300077440.
Ferrier, R. W. (ed.). The Arts of Persia. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1989. x, 334 p. il.
(algumas color.), mapas. ISBN 0300039875. Inclui bibliografia (p. 315-331) e índice.
Resumo:
Persian art, with its detailed ornamentation, color, floral decoration, and intricate craftsmanship, includes
some of the most beautiful works of art ever created. This book discusses the art of Persia in all its variety,
relating it to the political and economic issues of the time.
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Shvidkovsky, Dimitri. The empress & the architect: British architecture and gardens at the court of
Catherine the Great. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1996. vii, 273 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN
0300065647. Inclui bibliografia (p. 262-267) e índice.
Resumo:
Weaving together the biographies of the Scottish architect Charles Cameron and Catherine the Great,
Empress of Russia, this work focuses mainly on the story of Cameron's creation, in the late-18th century, of
the extravagant architectural setting for Catherine's court near St Petersburg.
Siegfried, Susan L. The art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: modern life in Napoleonic France. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press in association with Kimbell Art Museum and National Gallery of Art, c1995. xiv, 221 p.
il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300063326. Inclui índice.
Resumo:
Examining Boilly and his art, deemed by many to be a significant painter of everyday life in Napoleonic
France, this study argues that his paintings should be read not just for their documentary detail, but also for
their wider cultural significance - showing social and sexual tensions of the era.
Monnas, Lisa. Merchants, princes and painters: silk fabrics in Italian and Northern paintings, 1300-1550.
New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c2008. xi, 408 p. il. (principalmente color.). ISBN
9780300111170. Inclui bibliografia (p. 335-391) e índice.
Resumo:
Covering a period that witnessed the flowering of the Renaissance and the major expansion of the Italian
silk industry, this volume examines the Italian silk fabrics depicted in paintings from Italy, England and the
Netherlands over the course of 250 years. Through a close study of the workshop practice and techniques
of the artists who represented these fabrics, Lisa Monnas offers a masterly evaluation of the paintings as
source material for classifying surviving textiles. Dealing with an exceptionally long period, she considers a
large number of examples in greater depth than has ever been attempted, and gives particular attention to
the identification of historic textile types and their weave structure. Monnas examines a wide range of
subjects, including silk as a marker of social status, the material possessions of artists and their ownership
of textiles as props, the involvement of painters in silk design, and the repetition and transfer of patterns.
She considers the evidence of paintings not only for the veracity with which the silks are depicted but also
for their value as a historic source concerning the use of fabrics. Over a period of two and a half centuries,
tastes and patterns of consumption altered, and these changes, which can be traced through documentary
sources, are reflected in the paintings. The conclusion of this impressive analysis brings the discussion full
circle by looking at the reincarnation, during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, of silk patterns
taken from late-medieval and renaissance paintings, reproduced as wallpapers or woven as new fabrics
(some of which are still in production today). This important and desirable book - beautifully illustrated with
many unfamiliar paintings and with surviving fabrics, some of which have never been reproduced before not only re-evaluates the dating and identification of individual textiles, but also brings fresh insights into the
material values of the artists and their clients. Its authoritative and original approach to both fabrics and
paintings makes it of inestimable value to historians of textiles, art and material culture alike.
Baym, Nina (ed.). The Norton anthology of American literature. 7th ed. New York, N.Y: W.W. Norton,
2007. v. A. xxvi, 927 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 9780393927399. Inclui bibliografia e índice; A biblioteca
possui os volumes A e B em sua coleção.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v. A. Beginnings to 1820 - v. B. American literature, 1820-1865 - v. C. American literature,
1865-1914 - v. D. American literature, 1914-1945 - v. E. American literature since 1945
Bambach, Carmen (ed.). Leonardo da Vinci, master draftsman. With contributions by Carmen C.
Bambach ... [et al.], With the assistance of Rachel Stern and Alison Manges.. New York, NY ; New Haven,
Conn: Metropolitan Museum of Art : Yale University Press, c2003. xiv, 786 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN
1588390330 (hc). - 1588390349 (pbk. Metropolitan Museum of Art). - 0300098782 (Yale University Press).
Catálogo da exposição "Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman", organizada pelo The Metropolitan Museum
of Art, New York, realizada entre 22 de janeiro a 30 de março de 2003; Inclui bibliografia (p. 723-767) e
índice.
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Resumo:
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) stands as a supreme icon in the history of Western civilization. With much of
his work lost or unfinished, the key to his legacy is without doubt to be found in the enormous body of his
extant drawings and accompanying manuscript notes. Famous for their beauty and technical virtuosity,
Leonardo's drawings were avidly sought by collectors even during his lifetime. This volume offers a portrait
of Leonardo as a draftsman, integrating his diverse roles as an artist, scientist, inventor, theorist and
teacher. A chronological framework is also provided in order to shed light on his extraordinary life and
career. The essays and entries - written by the world's leading Leonardo scholars - survey the wide variety
of drawing types that Leonardo used and also examine a small group of works by artists critical to his artistic
development in Florence and to his multifaceted activity in Milan.
Greenblatt, Stephen; Abrams, M. H. The Norton anthology of English literature. 8th. ed. New York: W.W.
Norton, 2006. 2829 p. ISBN 0393928284.
Tinterow, Gary; Lacambre, Geneviève. Manet/Velázquez: the Fr
... [et al.]. New York, NY ; New Haven, Conn: Metropolitan Museum of Art : Yale
University Press, c2003. xvi, 592 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 1588390381 (hc). - 1588390403. - (pbk. The
Metropolitan Museum of Art). - 0300098804 (Yale University Press). Catálogo da exposição
"Manet/Velázquez : the French taste for Spanish painting", realizada no Musée d'Orsay, Paris, entre 16 de
setembro de 2002 a 12 de janeiro de 2003 e no The Metrpolitan Museum of Art, New York, entre 4 de
março a 8 de junho de 2003; Inclui bibiografia (p. 543-576) e índice.
Resumo:
In 1804, at the dawn of the French Empire, there were no more than a handful of Spanish paintings in public
collections in France. During the course of the 19th century, however, French collectors and museums
assembled substantial holdings of works by such Spanish masters as Velazquez, El Greco, Zurbaran,
Murillo and Goya. At the same time, French writers and artists - among them Delacroix, Gericault, Courbet,
Millet, Bonnat, Degas, and, especially, Manet - came to understand, appreciate and even emulate Spanish
painting of the Golden Age. This volume features over 150 works by French and Spanish artists, charting
the development of this cultural influence and mapping a fascinating shift in the paradigm of painting: from
Idealism to Realism, from Italy to Spain, from Renaissance to Baroque. Above all, it demonstrates how
direct contact with Spanish painting fired the imagination of 19th-century French artists and brought about
the triumph of Realism in the 1860s, and with it a foundation for modern art. American artists of the second
half of the 19th century often turned to Europe for training and inspiration. Whistler, Cassatt, Eakins, Chase
and Sargent all travelled to Spain for firsthand exposure to its artistic heritage and experienced the thrill of
discovering Spanish painting. Also included in this volume are works by American artists that reflect the
pervasive influence of and taste for Spanish painting.
Temple, Philip (ed.). Northern Clerkenwell and Pentonville. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, on
behalf of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2008. xxi, 523 p. il. (algumas color.),
mapas. (Survey of London ; v. 47). ISBN 9780300139372 (alk. paper). Inclui bibliografia (p. [457]-487) e
índice.
Resumo:
Clerkenwell is one of the most varied, intricate and richly historic districts of Englands capital city. Its choice
for study by the Survey of London is a mark both of its age-old fascination and of its contemporary appeal.
Today Southern Clerkenwell, just north of the City, has become a fashionable location. It houses many in
the creative industries, its restaurants and bars are thronged, and its population has been rising for two
decades. Northern Clerkenwell, by contrast, has long been acknowledged as having some of Londons best
Georgian housing and urban landscapes. There is also an intriguingly mixed quarter beyond the Angel and
Pentonville Road, reaching north into Islington. The two parts of Clerkenwell are covered separately in these
two interlinked volumes, which are available either separately or as a pair. Clerkenwells present prosperity
is rooted in its past. Its density of development, its patterns of land-use and its street layout are witnesses to
an unbroken history, going back to monastic foundations. Within the compass of the present volumes, the
Survey of London brings together the riches of the area, aiming to omit nothing of significance old or new. In
so doing it has created a practical record in words and images of enduring value and usefulness for
planners, residents, historians and the wider public. These volumes are the latest in the parish series
published at regular intervals over the past hundred years by the Survey of London. They mark several new
departures for the Survey. They are the first to be published by Yale University Press, under the
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sponsorship of the Paul Mellon Centre, and the first to have photographs integrated with the text alongside
the handsome architectural drawings for which the series is famed. They also make widespread use of
colour images for the first time. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
A Loeb classical library reader. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University, 2006. 234 p. (Loeb Classical Library).
ISBN 067499616X. Texto em grego, latim e inglês; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único para
reunir a coleção.
Carnie, Andrew. Syntax: a generative introduction. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2011. v.4. xviii, 489
p. il. p&b. (Introducing linguistics). ISBN 9781405133845.
Instructor's manual and online resources for students and instructors
Resumo:
Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a
comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic
theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Includes new
and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type.
Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and
ellipsis and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding. Offers a brief survey of both LexicalFunctional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Succeeds in strengthening the reader's
foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study.
Kevles, Daniel J. In the name of eugenics: genetics and the uses of human heredity. Cambridge, Mass:
Harvard University Press, 2004. xiv, 426 p. ISBN 0674445570 - 9780674445574. With a new preface by the
author; First Harvard University Press paperback ed.; Portions of this work originally appeared in The New
Yorker; Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
Resumo:
Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics—the science of “improving” the human species by
exploiting theories of heredity—from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent
manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human
detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.
Milroy, Lesley. Language and social networks. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1987. 232 p. ISBN
0631153144.
Smith, Neil V. Language, bananas, and bonobos: linguistic problems, puzzles, and polemics. Oxford:
Blackwell Publishers, 2002. viii, 150 p. il. ISBN 9780631228721. Includes bibliographical references (p.
[134]-145) and index.
Resumo:
Language, Bananas, and Bonobos presents a series of engaging reflections on concerns such as our
knowledge and use of language, political correctness, and the linguistic abilities of chimpanzees. In doing
so, this volume provides new insights into linguistics that are of universal interest.
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Wardhaugh, Ronald. How conversation works. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1985. 230 p. (The Language
library). ISBN 0631139397.
Najemy, John M. A history of Florence 1200-1575. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2007. xi, 515 p. il. , mapas
; p&b. ISBN 9781405119542. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Resumo:
Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state,
and monarchy. Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political
developments. Academically rigorous yet accessible and appealing to the general reader. Likely to become
the standard work on Renaissance Florence for years to come.
Píndaro, ca.518-438. Pindar. Edited and translated by William H. Race. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 1997. v. 56. 399 p. (The Loeb Classical Library). ISBN 9780674995642. Texto em inglês e
em grego; Inclui bibliografia e índice; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único para reunir a coleção;
A biblioteca possui o volume 1 em seu acervo.
Resumo:
Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (c.519-438 BC) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his
inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels". The esteem of the ancients
may help explain why a good portion of his work was carefully preserved. Most of the Greek lyric poets
come down to us only in bits and pieces, but nearly a quarter of Pindar's poems survive complete. William
H. Race now brings us, in two volumes, a new edition and translation of the four books of victory odes,
along with surviving fragments of Pindar's other poems. Like Simonides and Bacchylides, Pindar wrote
elaborate odes in honour of prize-winning athletes for public performance by singers, dancers and
musicians. His 45 victory odes celebrate triumphs in athletic contests at the four great Panhellenic festivals:
the Olympic, Pythian (at Delphi), Nemean, and Isthmian games. In these complex poems, Pindar
commemorates the achievement of athletes and powerful rulers against the backdrop of divine favour,
human failure, heroic legend and the moral ideals of aristocratic Greek society. Race provides brief
intoductions to each ode and full explanatory footnotes, offering the reader guidance to these often difficult
poems. His new Loeb Pindar also contains an annotated edition and translation of significant fragments,
including hymns, paeans, dihyrambs, maiden songs and dirges.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: v.1. Olympian odes, Pythian odes
Gabaccia, Donna R. Immigration and American diversity: a social and cultural history. Malden, MA:
Blackwell Publishers, 2002. ix, 306 p. (Problems in American history). ISBN 0631220321. - 063122033X.
Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
This engaging textbook is a concise overview of a sweeping topic – American immigration. Immigration is
central to the history of America: a "nation of immigrants" that is diverse by definition. Beginning with the first
arrival of migrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending with a discussion of the United States at the
turn of the twenty–first century, this book offers an unflinching analysis of the complex relationship between
America′s national solidarity and ethnic diversity. The text introduces the main migrations of each era of
American history, and examines the ensuing interaction between established citizens and new arrivals, and
the formation of ethnic groups, regional cultures, and individual identities. The book describes how each are
perceived "Americans," and how each most recent group of immigrants sparked the recurring debate over
the concept of American nationality. Lively and straightforward, this valuable text shows both the optimistic
and disparaging image of the United States as a "melting pot..
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Knight, Cher Krause. Public art: theory, practice and populism. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008. 187 p. ISBN
9781405155588.
Nugent, David; Vincent, Joan (ed.). A companion to the anthropology of politics. Malden, MA: Blackwell,
2007. 500 p. (Blackwell companions to anthropology). ISBN 9787405161909.
Cooper, David E. (ed.). A Companion to aesthetics. Advisory editors: Joseph Margolis and Crispin
Sartwell. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 1992. xiii, 466 p. (Blackwell companions to philosophy). ISBN
0631178015. 9780631196594. Inclui bibliografia e índice.
Resumo:
Questions about the nature of beauty and the relation between morality and art were among the earliest
discussed by ancient philosophers. And today, a host of new issues has been prompted by recent
developments in the arts and in philosophy, testifying to a great revival of interest in aesthetics and literary
criticism. The nature of representation, the relation between art and truth, and the criteria for interpretation
are among the most debated problems in contemporary philosophy. This reference series, centred on
analytic philosophy but also covering important aspects of the continental tradition and of non–Western
philosophies, is made up of a number of volumes each dealing with a particular subject area. Taken
together the series offers a comprehensive survey of philosophy as a whole. The entries in each volume
combine summarized information on names, terms and moverments and each essay is also supported by a
selective bibliography. Alphabetically arranged, the 130 articles in this volume provide comprehensive
coverage of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. The Companion will serve students of
philosophy, literary criticism and cultural studies – as well as the general reader – both as a work of
reference and, with its many substantial essays, as a guide to the best thinking about the arts in the late
twentieth century.
Aeschines. The Speeches of Aeschines. With an English translation by Charles Darwin Adams.
Cambridge, Mass ; London: Harvard University Press : William Heinemann, 1919. v. 106. xxiii, 527 p. (The
Loeb Classical Library). ISBN 9780674991187. Texto em inglês e em grego; A biblioteca possui a
reimpressão de 1988; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único para reunir a coleção.
Resumo:
Aeschines, orator and statesman of Athens, 390 or 389–14 BCE, became active in politics about 350. In
348 he was a member of a mission sent to the Peloponnese to stir up feeling against the growing power of
king Philip of Macedon; but in 347, when part of a peace-making embassy to Philip, was won over to
sympathy with the king, and became a supporter of the peace policy of the Athenian statesman Eubulus. On
a second embassy in 346 to ratify a peace Aeschines’s delaying tactics caused the famous orator
Demosthenes and Timarchus to accuse him of treason, a charge which he successfully rebutted in the
strong extant speech Against Timarchus. In 344–3, when Demosthenes accused him again in a speech,
Aeschines replied in the fine extant speech having the same title On the False Embassy and was again
acquitted. In 336, when Ctesiphon proposed that Demosthenes should be awarded a crown of gold for state
service, Aeschines accused him of proposing something which would violate existing laws. At the trial
Aeschines’s extant speech Against Ctesiphon was answered by Demosthenes in his masterpiece On the
Crown. Aeschines, discredited, left Athens and set up a school of rhetoric at Rhodes. He died in Samos. As
examples of Greek oratory, the speeches of Aeschines rank next to those of Demosthenes, and are
important documents for the study of Athenian diplomacy and inner politics.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: Against Timarchus - On the embassy - Against Ctesiphon
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French, Peter A; Wettstein, Howard K; Silver, Bruce S. (ed.). Renaissance and early modern philosophy.
Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002. 306 p. (Midwest studies in philosophy). ISBN 9780631233824.
Apolônio, de Rodes. Argonautica. Edited and translated by William H. Race. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard
University Press, 2008. v. 1. xxi, 511 p. il., mapas. (Loeb Classical Library). ISBN 9780674996304. Texto
em inglês e em grego; Inclui bibliografia (p. xviii-xxi) e índice; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único
para reunir a coleção.
Resumo:
Apollonius Rhodius’s Argonautica, composed in the 3rd century BCE, is the epic retelling of Jason’s quest
for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned
Greek poetry to meet the interests and aesthetics of a Hellenistic audience, especially that of Alexandria in
the Ptolemaic period following Alexander’s death. In this carefully crafted work of 5,835 hexameter verses in
four books, the author draws on the preceding literary traditions of epic (Homer), lyric (Pindar), and tragedy
(especially Euripides) but creates an innovative and complex narrative that includes geography, religion,
ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration, human psychology, and, most of all, the coming of age and
love affair of Jason and Medea. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and
was imitated by Valerius Flaccus. This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a
fresh translation and improved text.
Iseu, 420 a.C.-ca.340. Isaeus. With an English translation by Edward Seymour Forster. Cambridge, Mass:
Harvard University Press, 1927. v. 202. xvii, 486, [1]. (Loeb Classical Library). ISBN 9780674992221. Texto
em inglês e em grego; A biblioteca adotou número de chamada único para reunir a coleção.
Resumo:
Though he occupies a firm place in the canon of the ten Attic orators, Isaeus seems not to have been an
Athenian, but a metic, being a native of Chalcis in Euboea. From passages in his work he is inferred to have
lived from about 420 to 350 BCE. But no contemporary mentions him, and it is from Dionysius of
Halicarnassus that we learn he was the teacher of Demosthenes, a fact confirmed by several unmistakable
examples of borrowing from or imitation of him by his great pupil. Isaeus took no part in politics, but
composed speeches for others, particularly in cases of inheritance. While he shares with Lysias the merits
of a pure Attic and a lucidity of style, Isaeus is more aggressive and more flexible in his presentation; and in
these respects he undoubtedly influenced Demosthenes. We learn of the existence in ancient times of at
least fifty orations, but all that has come down to us are eleven speeches on legacy cases and a large
fragment of a speech dealing with a claim of citizenship.
Fitch, James Marston. James Marston Fitch: selected writings on architecture, preservation, and the built
environment. Edited by Martica Sawin, With a foreword by Jane Jacobs. New York, N.Y: W. W. Norton,
c2006. 312 p. il. ISBN 9780393732290. Inclui índice.
Resumo:
In this anthology of his writings, spanning over sixty years of his professional career, Fitch's incisive ideas
and observations on a range of subjects are brought to light in a single, readable volume. Whether a lament
of the loss of functionalism in the wake of modernism, a celebration of the architectural perfection embodied
in the University of Virginia campus, or an appeal to architects to heed factors of climate and environment in
their designs, Fitch's essays are both provocative and pragmatic and always deeply rooted in the human
element. In the face of contemporary concerns such as suburban sprawl, energy expenditure, and
environmental degradation, Fitch's writings resonate today more than ever.
Dodwell, C. R. The pictorial arts of the West, 800-1200. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1993.
461 p. il. (algumas color.), mapas. (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art). ISBN 0300053487. 0300064934. Inclui bibliografia (p. [439]-442) e índice.
Resumo:
Between the ninth and thirteenth centuries the Western world witnessed a glorious flowering of the pictorial
arts. In this lavishly illustrated book, C.R. Dodwell provides a comprehensive guide to all forms of this art—
from wall and panel paintings to stained glass windows, mosaics, and embroidery—and sets them against
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the historical and theological influences of the age. Dodwell describes the rise and development of some of
the great styles of the Middle Ages: Carolingian art, which ranged from the splendid illuminations
appropriate to an emperor's court to drawings of great delicacy; Anglo-Saxon art, which had a rare vitality
and finesse; Ottonian art with its political and spiritual messages; the colorful Mozarabic art of Spain, which
had added vigor through its interaction with the barbaric Visigoths; and the art of Italy, influenced by the
styles of Byzantium and the West. Dodwell concludes with an examination of the universal Romanesque
style of the twelfth century that extended from the Scandinavian countries in the north to Jerusalem in the
south. His book—which includes the first exhaustive discussion of the painters and craftsmen of the time,
incorporates the latest research, and is filled with new ideas about the relations among the arts, history, and
theology of the period—will be an invaluable resource for both art historians and students of the Middle
Ages.
Mannings, David. Sir Joshua Reynolds: a complete catalogue of his paintings. New Haven, Conn: Yale
University Press, 2000. [v. 2]. vii, 629 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300085338.
Resumo:
This splendid two-volume catalogue of the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the father of
British portrait painting and first president of the Royal Academy, represents one of the most important
scholarly projects of recent decades in the field of eighteenth-century British art. Reynolds's paintings -- well
over two thousand -- are scattered across the world in hundreds of public and private collections and
libraries. The catalogue includes illustrations of nearly all of the artist's works and offers a critical
reexamination of each painting, taking full advantage of modern methods and the findings of conservation
experts. David Mannings provides the entries for the portraits, and Martin Postle contributes the entries for
Reynolds's historical and fancy pictures. Taking into account two centuries of art criticism and the
observations of leading modern authorities, the catalogue also considers such enlightening documents as
the artist's sitter-books and ledgers. It reexamines Reynolds's studio practice and procedures, working
methods, use of assistants and prices, and it delineates with new clarity the distinction between Reynolds's
work and that of his many followers and imitators.
Notas de conteúdo:
Conteúdo: [v. 1] Text - [v. 2] Plates
Tupitsyn, Margarita. The Soviet photograph, 1924-1937. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, c1996.
x, 198 p. il. (algumas color.). ISBN 0300064500. Inclui bibliografia (p. 175-190) e índice.
Resumo:
Providing a history of avant-garde Soviet photography and photomontage, this text analyzes the function of
the photographic image in the Soviet Union between 1924 and 1937. Among the photographers whose work
is discussed are Aleksander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and Gustav Klutsis..
Pierce, Helen. Unseemly pictures: graphic satire and politics in early modern England. New Haven, Conn:
Yale University Press, c2008. vii, 248 p. il. ISBN 9780300142549. Publicado em associação com The Paul
Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Inclui bibliografia (p. 230-243) e índice.
Resumo:
This engaging book is the first full study of the satirical print in seventeenth-century England from the rule of
James I to the Regicide. It considers graphic satire both as a particular pictorial category within the wider
medium of print and as a vehicle for political agitation, criticism, and debate.Helen Pierce demonstrates that
graphic satire formed an integral part of a wider culture of political propaganda and critique during this
period, and she presents many witty and satirical prints in the context of such related media as manuscript
verses, ballads, pamphlets, and plays. She also challenges the commonly held notion that a visual
iconography of politics and satire in England originated during the 1640s, tracing the roots of this
iconography back into native and European graphic cultures and traditions.