New in – Murrina Vasa, A Luxury of Imperial Rome

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‘Murrhine’ vases; a study and survey of 312 surviving Agate and Chalcedony vases of antiquity, both whole and fragmentary, frequently in Medieval and later mounts. This  publication also includes a survey of the sources of hardstone and an appendix on glass imitations of ‘Murrhine’ vases.

Details:

  • Murrina Vasa, A Luxury of Imperial Rome
  • Dario del Bufalo
  • L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2016
  • Text in English and Italian
  • 204 pages with over 400 illustrations predominantly in colour
  • Hardback, 28.5 x 21.5 cm
  • 9788891309976
  • £125

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Other recent publications to complement this title include:

 

Splendida Minina; wonderful  miniature precious hardstone carvings from the Medici Collections.

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Details:

  • Splendida Minima. Piccole Sculture Preziose dalle Collezioni Medicee. dalla Tribuna di Francesco i De’ Medici al Tesoro Granducale.
  • ValentinaConticelli, Riccardo Gennaioli, Fabrizio Paolucci
  • Florence, Museo degli Argenti, 2016
  • Text in Italian
  • 320 pages, fully illustrated
  • Paperback, 28 x 22 cm
  • 9788883478772
  • £45

And

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Luxus; an extensive study of ancient Greek and Roman artistry, which explores some of the most notable artefacts created from an assortment of luxury materials – hard stones (intaglios, vessels, cameos, and sculptures), precious metals (gold and silver), and organic materials (amber, pearls, coral, wood, ivory and textiles).

Details:

  • Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome
  • Kenneth Lapatin
  • Yale University Press, 2015
  • 296 pages with 243 colour illustrations
  • Hardback, 28.4 x 23.7 cm
  • 9781606064221
  • £50

 

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New in Stock! Dolci trionfi e finissime piegature, Sculture in zucchero e tovaglioli per le nozze fiorentine di Maria de’ Medici.

Front cover of sugar sculpurelion devouring bull sugarCatalogue at the Palazzo Pitti that examines sugar sculptures, the art of napkin folding and other table ornamentation for one of the most sumptuous wedding feasts in early modern Europe, the celebration of the proxy marriage between Maria de’ Medici and Henry IV of France. The catalogue entries include sugar sculptures designed by Giambologna (1529 – 1608): a glittering miniature Venus, the lion of Florence devouring a bull, and other designs in bronze that were recreated in sugar.  A whole chapter is dedicated to napkin folding, with modern reconstructions of 17th century designs, based on a 1629 edition of the Tre Trattati by Mattia Giegher. Also cited are instruction manuals for chefs; lavish dishes of silver gilt, lapis lazuli, ormolu and rock crystal; designs for a Medici-Bourbon coat of arms; medals and official paintings to commemorate the marriage; finishing with a painting by Bonaventura Gandi (1680 – 1731) of an attendant laying the final touches to a table covered in delicacies. The catalogue demonstrates just how much effort and expense went into such festivities, revealing both the artistry an extravagance of courtly resplendence.

Publication details:

Giusti, Giovanna, Riccardo Spinelli: Dolci Trionfi e Finissime Piegature. Sculture in Zucchero e Tovaglioli per le Nozze Fiorentine di Maria De’ Medici. Exhibition: Florence, Palazzo Pitti, 2015. 152 pages with 180 illustrations in colour. Paperback. 25 x 21cms. Text in Italian. £16.00

Also at Thomas Heneage Art Books we have the 2nd edition of the above cited Li Tre Trattati by Mattia Giegher from 1639, leather bound and in good condition. Mattia Giegher was a Bavarian master carver living in Padua, where sophisticated and theatrical dining was a central aspect of court life. This book was his most significant work, covering meat carving, table setting, serving, and napkin folding. It is illustrated with 48 prints of elaborate napkin sculptures in the forms of animals, monsters, and galleons; diagrams showing the correct placement of dishes on a table; serving utensils; cuts of beef, pork, hare, fowl, fish, and lobster; and decoratively peeled and sliced fruits. For those further interested in court festivities and lavish table decorating in early modern Europe, this is a crucial and informative edition.

Frontpiece Le Tre Trattati

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Publication details:

Giegher, Mattia. Li Tre Trattati. Padua: Paolo Frambotto, 1639. Oblong quarto (14.5 x 19.5 cm). Portrait of the author and 48 engraved plates, engraved capitals and tail-pieces.  Contemporary calf rebacked with the original spine laid down, spine gilt in compartments.

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Now Available! Alighiero e Boetti Catalogue Raisonné Volume 3

108303Volume 3 of the catalogue raisonné on Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) will be published in 2 parts; the first, now available, focuses on the maps, embroideries, biro drawings and ‘aerei’ (planes) created by the artist between 1980 and 1987 – grouped first by type and then date.

Publication details as follows:

Ammann, Jean-Christophe:  Alighiero Boetti Catalogo Generale. Tomo Terzo 1980-1987.  Volume 3. Milan: 2015. 320 pages, fully illustrated. Hardback in a slipcase. 25 x 28cms. Text in Italian. £ 110.00

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Also available on Alighiero e Boetti:

103770Soldaini, Antonella, Giovan Battista Salerno, Mario Codognato, et al:  Alighiero e Boetti.  Exhibition: London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1999. 88 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Paperback. 24.5 x 29cms.  £ 100.00

New In: Roman Drawings before 1800. Now only £15!

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Ursula Verena Fischer Pace, ed. Chris Fischer, Roman Drawings before 1800, 2014, 277 pages, fully illustrated in colour with over 200 images, hardback, 30.5 x 20.5cm.

Roman Drawings before 1800 is the seventh in a series of catalogues of drawings from the collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Statens Museum For Kunst, Copenhagen (see below). 

It presents a large number of works spanning four centuries including drawings by Maratti, Raphael and Zuccari. Each catalogue entry is fully illustrated, complete with a bibliography, provenance and a comprehensive description. History of the collection by Christ Fischer with Jens Heinet Knudsen and Jesper Svenningsen. Contains a list of catalogue numbers, inventory numbers and present and former collocation numbers.

German Drawings before 1540 (2000)
Central Italian Drawings (2001)
French Drawings of the 19th and 20th centuries (2002)
The Genoese Drawings (2004)
Neapolitan Drawings (2006)
British Drawings (2008)

Special Offer – £15

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Now Available! Volume 2 of the new Giorgio de Chirico Catalogue Raisonné

106044Features a further 478 works authenticated by the Foundation, including a set of miniatures painted on ivory and jewellery designed by the artist in the 1940s. Works that did not feature in Claudio Bruni Sakaraischik’s original catalogue raisonné are here given official recognition. Contains a section on forgery which explores the surrealist painter Oscar Dominguez’s significant production of fake metaphysical paintings in 1946. Includes a full bibliography, with the first volume’s bibliography updated and republished herein.

Details as follows:

Benzi, Fabio and Paolo Picozza:  Giorgio De Chirico. Catalogo Generale. Opere dal 1912 al 1976. Catalogue of Works 1912-1976. Volume II.  Volume 2. Falciano: 2015. 520 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Hardback. 24 x 28cms. Text in Italian and English.
£ 265.00

Also available:

ChiricoStrinati, Claudio, and Paolo Picozza:  Giorgio de Chirico. Catalogo generale. Opere dal 1912 al 1976.  Volume I. 2014. 468 pages, with colour illustrations. Hardback.  The first of a two volume catalogue of the work of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), presenting in chronological order 450 works dating from 1912 to 1976. Includes works recently authenticated by the de Chirico Foundation, which had been omitted from the previous catalogue raisonné.  Text in English and Italian.
£ 265.00

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Now available! An updated catalogue raisonné of Carlo Dolci

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In this new, revised and updated catalogue raisonné of the Italian Baroque painter, Francesca Baldassari provides further insight into the character and output of the artist with previously unpublished works and documents, alongside scholarly essays on his training, context and artistic legacy.

By Francesca Baldassari, Centro Di, 2015, 392 pages with 186 colour and 100 black and white images, Hard cover, £120

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