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Revisiting Raphael’s Vatican Stanze

Edited by Edited by Kim Butler Wingfield and Tracy Cosgriff
ISBN 978-1-912554-03-4

This volume revisits Raphael’s famous Vatican ‘Rooms’ on the occasion of the quincentennial of the artist’s death. It introduces new scholarship that addresses questions of meaning and invention, artistic process and design, patronage and ritual, and workshop collaborations. With all rooms and details published in color, including ceilings and basamenti, it constitutes an essential resource for further study of these important Renaissance artworks.

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Carlo Cesare Malvasia‘s
Felsina Pittrice:
The Lives of the Bolognese Painters
The Lives of Francesco Francia and Lorenzo Costa

Edited by Elizabeth Cropper and Lorenzo Pericolo
ISBN 978-1-912554-79-9

Illustrated with numerous color images (many of them taken expressly for this publication), this volume provides a critical edition and annotated translation of Malvasia’s lives of Francia and his disciples, among them prominently Costa. The integral transcription (for the first time) in this volume of Malvasia’s preparatory notes (Scritti originali) to the lives of Francia, Costa, and Chiodarolo presents important material that could foster the study of Bolognese painting in the age of humanism under the rulership of the Bentivoglio.

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The Allure of Glazed Terracotta in Renaissance Italy

By Zuzanna Sarnecka
ISBN 978-1-912554-78-2
Also Available in Open Access


In her richly illustrated study Sarnecka brings together devotional glazed terracotta produced in Italy by the Della Robbia family and by unidentified contemporaries working in the same medium to propose a new way of thinking about the religious art in Renaissance Italy.

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Italy by Way of India
Translating Art and Devotion in the Early Modern World

By Erin Benay
ISBN 978-1-912554-77-5

Italy by Way of India recovers peripheral narratives of image-making from the margins of cultural exchange between India and Italy during early modernity and promotes indigenous artists as central to the construction of Christian art in India and to the representation of India in Europe.

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Reading Dante with Images
A Visual Lectura Dantis

Edited by Matthew Collins
ISBN 978-1-912554-50-8

This volume contains an unprecedented meeting of two major traditions, each of which are forms of careful engagement with Dante’s Commedia: the Lectura Dantis, and the illustrations of this work.

Many Antwerp Hands
Collaborations in Netherlandish Art

Edited by Abigail D. Newman and Lieneke Nijkamp
ISBN 978-1-912554-73-7

Artists everywhere and across all time periods have collaborated with one another. Yet in the early modern Low Countries, collaboration was particularly widespread, resulting in a number of distinctive visual forms that have become strongly associated with artistic – and especially painterly – practice in this region. While art historians long glossed over this phenomenon, which appeared to discomfitingly counter nineteenth-century notions of authorship and artistic genius that have long shaped the field, the past few decades have seen increased attention to this rich and complicated subject. The essays in this book together constitute a current state of the question, while at once pointing the way forward.

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From Kairos to Occasio through Fortuna. Text / Image / Afterlife
On the Antique Critical Moment, a Grisaille in Mantua (School of Mantegna, 1495-1510), and the Fortunes of Aby Warburg (1866-1929)

By Barbara Baert
ISBN 978-1-912554-62-1

The author discusses the Mantuan fresco’s key position in the iconographic Nachleben of the Kairos/Occasio figure, and the way the theme was accustomed in the Quattrocento and the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

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Santa Maria Antiqua
The Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages

Edited by Eileen Rubery, Giulia Bordi, John Osborne
ISBN 978-1-909400-53-5

Lavishly illustrated and containing the most recent images and research on this unique church, this is an essential resource for early medieval historians and archeologists working on Rome, the medieval West and Byzantium.

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Persuasion and Aura

By Benito Navarrete Prieto
ISBN 978-1-912554-40-9

Awarded with the 2022 Eleanor Tufts Award of the Society for Iberian Global Art.

This book examines how Murillo constructed his paintings and the devices he employed to provoke responses in the viewer, both then and now.

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