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Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Art

(ISBN 978-0-9972446-2-5) US$135.00

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Introdution: The Origins of Western Esotericism, Lilian H. Zirpolo

 

Ottaviano Ubaldini della Carda and Fifteenth Century Hermetic Culture: Artistic Production in the Court of Urbino, Alessandra Bertuzzi

 

Giorgio Vasari, The Tesoretto of Cosimo I de’ Medici: An Esoteric Heaven,

Liana De Girolami Cheney 

 

Stargazing: Hermetic and Neoplatonic Influences in Early Modern Cosmology and Astrology, Roger Ferrer Ventosa

 

Marcantonio Raimondi’s Zodiacal Sibyls, Giangiacomo Gandolfi

 

A Mercurial Crocodile: Some Alchemical Aspects of the Vault in the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie di Curtatone,

Valeria Motta

 

Alchemy in Christina of Sweden's Palazzo Riario, Rome: Gianlorenzo Bernini's Salvator Mundi as Cristus Lapis, Lilian H. Zirpolo

 

The Visual Language of Alchemical Engravings from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries, Roger Ferrer Ventosa

 

 Esoteric Traditions in Margaret Cavendish’s ‘The Blazing World,’ Sebnem Düzgün

 

The Humanist Alchemy of Reform: Bosch and Velazquez as Inspiration for Goya’s Los Caprichos, Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard

 

The Salons of the Rose + Croix: Symmetrical Diagrams, Initiatory Pathways, and Esoteric Symbols Mary Slavkin

 

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Epistolary Discourse: Letters and Letter Writing in Early

Modern Art (ISBN 978-0-9972446-3-2) US$120.00

 

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Introduction: Epistolary Discourse in Early Modern Europe and its Significance to the Production and History of Art, Lilian H. Zirpolo

 

Claudio Tolomei's Letter to Agostino de' Landi: A History of Misinterpretations, Bernd Kulawik

 

Titian's Libro di Lettere: A Courtly and Literary Strategy for the Advancement of Venetian Art,

Matteo Mancini 

 

Federico Zuccaro as Letter Writer (1539-1609): Private Correspondence and Public Letters, Macarena Moralejo Ortega      

 

The Other Winding Sheet: Letters in English Early Modern Deathbed Images, Kerry Cooke

 

Writing Intimacies: Rubens' Licit Pleasures,

Sara Benninga          

 

Considering Marie-Antoinette’s Epistolary Strategies, 1774-1780, T. Lawrence Larkin

 

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Introduction, Lilian H. Zirpolo

Una vista amirabile: Remarks on the Illusionary Interplay Between Real and Painted Windows in 16th Century Italy, Sören Fischer

Anamorphosis as a Tool for Presenting Erotic Subjects: Some Remarks on Jan Ziarnko's Lovers, Malgorzata Bilozor-Salwa

Consonant and Dissonant Perspectives: Carel Fabritius' A View of Delft (1652), Caroline Fowler

Mirror Art: Early Modern Catoptric Devices in Books, Collections, and Demonstrations, Marie Theres Stauffer

Perspective, Illusion, and Devotion: The Chapel of S. Agnese in Sant'Ahgnese in Agone, Fabio Colonnese

Trompe L'Oeil as Ironic Art, Mateusz Salwa

Agency and Illusion: Free Will and the Perspectival Constructions of Andrea Pozzo, Alexander Watkins

Illusions in Portuguese Baroque Azulejos, Maria do Rosario Salema de Carvalho

                                                                                       

"The Most Noble of the Senses":  Anamorphosis, Trompe-L'Oeil, and Other Optical Illusions in Early Modern Art

(ISBN 978-0-9972446-1-8); US$120.00.

 

 

    

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Table of Contents:

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Origins of the Quilting Technique: Trade and the Spread of Quilting Techniques to Asia; Mongolia; China; Tibet; Siberia; Japan

Chapter 2: Quilting in Europe: Domestic Quilts; Documentary Evidence; Opus Consutum; Patchwork; Patchwork as Vindication

Chapter 3: The Tristan Quilts: Visual Aspects; Provenance; The Narrative; A Gift for the Bride and Groom; Function; Display

Chapter 4: The Anjou Cloth: Methods of Assembly; Anjou Heraldry; Patronage and Authorship; Silk from Naples

Chapter 5: Imports from Asia: The Art of Cotton Dyeing and Printing; A Brief History of Dyes: Indigo Blue and Turkey Red; Quilting in Provence; The Port City of Marseilles

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The History of Quilting: From Ancient Egypt to 18th Century Provence

Lilian H. Zirpolo (ISBN 978-0-9972446-0-1); US$55.00.

 

 

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