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Art Bound June 2016


  Cave Temples of Dunhuang

Cave Temples of Dunhuang
Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road

Edited by Neville Agnew, Marcia Reed, and Tevvy Ball

The Mogao grottoes in northwestern China, located near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, are home to 45,000 square meters of murals, more than 2,000 statues, and over 40,000 manuscripts, making them some of the most important sites of Buddhist art in the world. This gorgeous exhibition catalogue transports readers to the caves themselves through stunning reproductions and lively essays, while providing readers an up-close look at these exquisite objects.

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  Unruly Nature

Unruly Nature
The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau

Scott Allan and Édouard Kopp
With Line Clausen Pedersen

A leader of the so-called Barbizon school in mid-nineteenth-century France, Théodore Rousseau eschewed traditional historical, biblical, and allegorical subjects in favor of a Romantic naturalism that he called "unruly nature." In this exquisite new book, the authors offer a novel look at this experimental artist working in a unique historical moment between the idealization of academic paintings and the radical modernity of the Impressionists.

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  Made in Los Angeles

Made in Los Angeles
Materials, Processes, and the Birth of West Coast Minimalism

Rachel Rivenc

In the 1960s, a dynamic artistic movement exploded in Los Angeles, one rooted in simple shapes, pristine reflective surfaces, and brilliant color. With the unique eye of a conservator, Rachel Rivenc takes on four icons of West Coast Minimalism—Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, and John McCracken—and offers an understanding of these artists within the context of the burgeoning midcentury art scene and the light-infused LA cityscape.

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  Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries
Connecting Visual Cultures in the Provinces of Ancient Rome

Edited by Susan E. Alcock, Mariana Egri, and James F. D. Frakes

The Roman Empire had a rich and multifaceted visual culture, which was often variegated due to the sprawling geography of its provinces. In this remarkable work of scholarship, a group of international scholars has come together to find alternative ways to discuss the nature and development of the art and archaeology of the Roman provinces.

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  The Shining Inheritance

The Shining Inheritance
Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699-1812

Marco Musillo

During Qing dynasty China, Italian artists were hired through Jesuit missionaries by the imperial workshops in Beijing. The Shining Inheritance looks at three of these artists and perceptively explores how each painter's level of professional artistic training affected his understanding, selection, and translation of the Chinese pictorial traditions.

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  Futurist Painting Sculpture

Futurist Painting Sculpture (Plastic Dynamism)

Umberto Boccioni
Introduction by Maria Elena Versari
Translation by Richard Shane Agin and Maria Elena Versari

First published in 1914, the fiery and influential book Futurist Painting Sculpture (Plastic Dynamism) contains a selection of manifestos by noted sculptor and Italian Futurist Umberto Boccioni. This new translation—which makes the text available for the first time in English—captures the spirit of Boccioni's exciting prose and presents his radical ideas about art, architecture, and politics.

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