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November 2013

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In This Issue:

The Restoration of Ancient Bronzes
The Letters of Paul Cézanne
The Greek Vase
Collecting Chinese and Japanese Porcelain in Pre-Revolutionary Paris
A Confederacy of Heretics
Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies

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The Restoration of Ancient Bronzes
Naples and Beyond
Edited by Erik Risser and David Saunders
The Restoration of Ancient Bronzes

Bringing together the research of an international group of curators, conservators, archivists, and scientists, this free online volume examines the evolving practice of bronze restoration in Naples and other European centers, such as Florence, Paris, and Berlin.

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The Letters of Paul Cézanne
Edited and translated by Alex Danchev
The Letters of Paul Cézanne

This bracing volume lifts a veil on one of the most towering figures in the history of art. Alex Danchev's crystalline translation of Cézanne's letters includes more than twenty that were previously unpublished and reproduces the beguiling sketches and caricatures with which Cézanne occasionally illustrated his words.

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The Greek Vase
Art of the Storyteller
John H. Oakley
The Greek Vase

This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning.

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Collecting Chinese and Japanese Porcelain
in Pre-Revolutionary Paris
Stéphane Castelluccio
Collecting Chinese and Japanese Porcelain in Pre-Revolutionary Paris

A revealing look at porcelain collecting from the reign of Louis XIV through the eighteenth century, this generously illustrated volume includes images of exquisite pieces from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Musée des Art Décoratifs in Paris.

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A Confederacy of Heretics
Edited by Todd Gannon and Ewan Branda
A Confederacy of Heretics

This volume examines the explosion of activity associated with the Architecture Gallery, the first gallery in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to architecture and urban design. Launched by Thom Mayne in 1979, the gallery staged ten path breaking exhibitions in as many weeks by such blazing visionaries as Eugene Kupper, Roland Coate, Jr., Frederick Fisher, Frank Dimster, Frank Gehry, Peter de Bretteville, Thom Mayne, Michael Rotondi, Craig Hodgetts, Robert Mangurian, and Eric Owen Moss.

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Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies
Terminology for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works
Updated Edition
Patricia Harpring
Series edited by Murtha Baca
Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies

This updated edition of the essential primer Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies reflects recent developments in building, maintaining, and utilizing controlled vocabularies for art and cultural materials.

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