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Art Bound January 2017



Royal Artist of the Enlightenment

Anne-Lise Desmas, Édouard Kopp, Guilhem Scherf, and Juliette Trey

One of the most imaginative and intriguing artists of eighteenth-century France, Edme Bouchardon was instrumental in the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism. This lavishly illustrated catalogue is an unprecedented survey of Bouchardon's elegant work, making it clear that his remarkable talent and eye revolutionized European sculpture. This publication accompanies an exhibition on view at the Getty Center until April 2, 2017.

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  The Learned Draftsman

The Learned Draftsman
Edme Bouchardon

Édouard Kopp

Although primarily known as a sculptor today, Edme Bouchardon was widely lauded during his lifetime as one of the foremost draftsmen of the age. This ambitious volume offers a fascinating narrative that covers over four decades of Bouchardon's drawings, highlighting his dynamic style with copious illustrations and insightful prose.

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  Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte
Painting the Paris of Naturalism, 1872-1887

Michael Marrinan

The son of a wealthy businessman, Gustave Caillebotte is well known for not only organizing and funding groundbreaking exhibitions of Impressionist art, but also bringing his urban milieu to vivid life in his own celebrated works. This monumental study of Caillebotte's life and artistic development explores the rich context of the Parisian surroundings that shaped the man and his work.

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Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art

Nancy Perloff

The artists' books made in Russia between 1910 and 1915 are like no others. Unique in their fusion of the verbal, visual, and sonic, these books are meant to be read, looked at, and listened to. At the heart of this volume are close analyses of two of the most significant futurist books: Mirskontsa (Worldbackwards) and Vzorval' (Explodity). In addition, Nancy Perloff uncovers a wide-ranging legacy in the midcentury global movement of sound and concrete poetry, contemporary Western conceptual art, and the artist's book.

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  Michelangelo's Tomb for Julius II

Michelangelo's Tomb for Julius II
Genesis and Genius

Christoph Luitpold Frommel
With contributions by Claudia Echinger-Maurach, Antonio Forcellino, and Maria Forcellino

In 1505, Michelangelo began work on a magnificent tomb for Julius II which would dominate the next forty years of his career. In the end, however, logistical complications and tensions with his patron kept the tomb from being fully realized: while it features some of Michelangelo's finest sculpture, its final iteration is a mere shadow of what he originally conceived. This gorgeous volume offers a deep and multifaceted look at the making of this legendary tomb, shedding new light on its myriad details and Michelangelo's creative process.

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