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November 2012

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In This Issue:

Eliot Porter
The First Modern Museums of Art
Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images
The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York

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Eliot Porter
In the Realm of Nature
Paul Martineau
With a foreword by Michael Brune
Eliot Porter

"[Porter's] images are rich and saturated with movement and detail, qualities that this book by Getty curator Martineau honors by simply getting out of the way.... A brief introduction, white space, short captions, and an emphasis on quality reproduction let the artist's work stand for itself."
Publishers Weekly

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The First Modern Museums of Art
The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early-19th-Century Europe
Edited by Carole Paul
The First Modern Museums of Art

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the first modern, public museums of art—civic, state, or national—appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. Although the emergence of these museums was an international development, their shared history has not been systematically explored until now. Taking up that project, this volume includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest and still major examples, from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, opened in 1836. These essays consider a number of issues, such as the nature, display, and growth of the museums' collections and the role of the institutions in educating the public.

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Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images
Gabriele Paleotti
Introduction by Paolo Prodi
Translated by William McCuaig
Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images

In the wake of the Counter-Reformation, Cardinal Gabriele Paleotti, the archbishop of Bologna, wrote a remarkable treatise on art during a time when the Church feared rampant abuse in the arts. Translated into English here for the first time, Paleotti's Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images argues that art should address a broad audience and explains the painter's responsibility to his spectators.

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The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York
Thomas Kren and Roger S. Wieck

Turning the page of a priceless medieval book is a privilege usually only available to specialists, but this digital book brings the popular fifteenth-century Burgundian illuminated manuscript, Les visions du chevalier Tondal, out from behind the glass case to the palm of your hand. This cautionary tale follows the knight Tondal on his journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven, while he discovers the wages of sin and the value of penitence. Based on our 1990 print edition, this enhanced book features 150 color images, including a complete reproduction of the manuscript, an "open to explore" detail viewer that allows the reader to zoom in on each miniature, and a partial English translation of the accompanying text. Available through the Apple iBookstore.

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The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York

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