Forgery Replica Fiction

Forgery  Replica  Fiction
Author: Christopher S. Wood
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2008-08-15
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0226905977

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Credulity -- Reference by artifact -- Germany and "Renaissance"--Forgery -- Replica -- Fiction -- Re-enactment.

International Law and the Politics of History

International Law and the Politics of History
Author: Anne Orford
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2021-07-31
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1108574432

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As the future of international law has become a growing site of struggle within and between powerful states, debates over the history of international law have become increasingly heated. International Law and the Politics of History explores the ideological, political, and material stakes of apparently technical disputes over how the legal past should be studied and understood. Drawing on a deep knowledge of the history, theory, and practice of international law, Anne Orford argues that there can be no impartial accounts of international law's past and its relation to empire and capitalism. Rather than looking to history in a doomed attempt to find a new ground for formalist interpretations of what past legal texts really mean or what international regimes are really for, she urges lawyers and historians to embrace the creative role they play in making rather than finding the meaning of international law.

Art Forgery

Art Forgery
Author: Thierry Lenain
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-15
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1861899599

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With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting art forgeries easier, the art world has become increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern art world by these clever frauds. Lenain begins his history in the Middle Ages, when the issue of false relics and miracles often arose. But during this time, if a relic gave rise to a cult, it would be considered as genuine even if it obviously had been forged. In the Renaissance, forgery was initially hailed as a true artistic feat. Even Michelangelo, the most revered artist of the time, copied drawings by other masters, many of which were lent to him by unsuspecting collectors. Michelangelo would keep the originals himself and return the copies in their place. As Lenain shows, authenticity, as we think of it, is a purely modern concept. And the recent innovations in scientific attribution, archaeology, graphology, medical science, and criminology have all contributed to making forgery more detectable—and thus more compelling and essential to detect. He also analyzes the work of master forgers like Eric Hebborn, Thomas Keating, and Han van Meegeren in order to describe how pieces baffled the art world. Ultimately, Lenain argues that the science of accurately deciphering an individual artist’s unique characteristics has reached a level of forensic sophistication matched only by the forger’s skill and the art world’s paranoia.

Faking It

Faking It
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2022-12-28
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9004106901

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A collection of eleven chapters which explore the question of forgery from different disciplinary angles and in varied national contexts, using the concept of performance to gain greater insight.

My Life as a Replica

My Life as a Replica
Author: Sally Foster
Publsiher: Windgather Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-31
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1911188607

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In 1970 a concrete replica of the St John’s Cross arrived in Iona sitting incongruously on the deck of a puffer delivering the island’s annual supply of coal. What is the story behind this intriguing replica? How does it relate to the world’s first ringed ‘Celtic cross’, an artistic and technical masterpiece, which has been at the heart of the Iona experience since the eighth century? What does it tell us about the authenticity and value of replicas? In this fascinating book, Foster and Jones draw on extensive interdisciplinary research to reveal the composite biography of the St John’s Cross, its concrete replica, and its many other scale copies. They show that replicas can acquire rich forms of authenticity and value, informed by social relations, craft practices, creativity, place and materiality. Thus, the book challenges traditional precepts that seek authenticity in qualities intrinsic to original historic objects. Replicas are shown to be important objects in their own right, with their own creative, human histories — biographies that people can connect with. The story of the St John’s Cross celebrates how replicas can ‘work’ for us if we let them, particularly if clues are available about their makers’ passion, creativity and craft.

George A Kubler and the Shape of Art History

George A  Kubler and the Shape of Art History
Author: Thomas F. Reese
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2023-04-04
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1606068342

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An illuminating intellectual biography of a pioneering and singular figure in American art history. Art historian George A. Kubler (1912–1996) was a foundational scholar of ancient American art and archaeology as well as Spanish and Portuguese architecture. During over five decades at Yale University, he published seventeen books that included innovative monographs, major works of synthesis, and an influential theoretical treatise. In this biography, Thomas F. Reese analyzes the early formation, broad career, and writings of Kubler, casting nuanced light on the origins and development of his thinking. Notable in Reese’s discussion and contextualization of Kubler’s writings is a revealing history and analysis of his Shape of Time—a book so influential to students, scholars, artists, and curious readers in multiple disciplines that it has been continuously in print since 1962. Reese reveals how pivotal its ideas were in Kubler’s own thinking: rather than focusing on problems of form as an ordering principle, he increasingly came to sequence works by how they communicate meaning. The author demonstrates how Kubler, who professed to have little interest in theory, devoted himself to the craft of art history, discovering and charting the rules that guided the propagation of structure and significance through time.

Art Is Not What You Think It Is

Art Is Not What You Think It Is
Author: Donald Preziosi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2012-02-13
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1405192402

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Art Is Not What You Think It Is utilizes original research to present a series of critical incursions into the current state of debate on the idea of art, making manifest what has been largely missing or unsaid in those discussions. Links museology, history, theory, and criticism to the realities of contemporary social conditions and shows how they have structurally functioned in a variety of contexts Deals with divisive and controversial problems such as blasphemy and idolatry, and the problem of artistic truth Addresses relations between European notions about art and artifice and those developed in other and especially indigenous cultural traditions

The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England

The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England
Author: Michael Gaudio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1351545957

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The first book-length study of the fifteen surviving Little Gidding bible concordances, this book examines the visual culture of print in seventeenth-century England through the lens of one extraordinary family and their hand-made biblical manuscripts. The volumes were created by the women of the Ferrar-Collet family of Little Gidding, who selected works from the family's collection of Catholic religious prints, and then cut and pasted prints and print fragments, along with verses excised from the bible, and composed them in artful arrangements on the page in the manner of collage. Gaudio shows that by cutting, recombining, and pasting multi-scaled print fragments, the Ferrar-Collet family put into practice a remarkably flexible pictorial language. The Little Gidding concordances provide an occasion to explore how the manipulation of print could be a means of thinking through some of the most pressing religious and political questions of the pre-civil war period: the coherence of printed scripture, the nature of sovereignty, the relevance of the Mosaic law, and the protestant reform of images. By foregrounding the Ferrar-Collets' engagement with the print fragment, this book extends the scope of early modern print history beyond the printmaker's studio and expands our understanding of the ways an early modern Protestant community could productively engage with the religious image. Contrary to the long-held view that the English Reformation led to a decline in the importance of the religious image, this study demonstrates the ongoing vitality of religious prints in early modern England as instruments for thinking.

The Embedded Portrait

The Embedded Portrait
Author: Christopher Wood
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023
Genre: Benefactors in art
ISBN: 069124426X

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"A new study of the early Renaissance portrait"--

Die Sachen der Aufkl rung

Die Sachen der Aufkl  rung
Author: Frauke Berndt
Publsiher: Felix Meiner Verlag
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 3787322442

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Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen - die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur und Kritik, Laboreinrichtungen, Handelswaren und Kunstobjekte. Der vorliegende Band geht dem Zusammenhang ebenso wie der Spannung zwischen der 'Sache der Aufklärung', d. h. ihrem überhistorischen programmatischen Kern bzw. ihren normativen Zielvorstellungen, und den 'Sachen der Aufklärung' nach. Zur Debatte stehen sowohl die causae, welche die Aufklärung vor ihren Gerichtshof bringt, als auch die res, die das rhetorische System als Gegenstand der Rede und der Künste definiert, sowohl die Medien der Kommunikation und Überlieferung als auch das erkenntnistheoretische Verhältnis von Verstand und Sinnlichkeit. Der Band dokumentiert exemplarisch die große Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, die 2010 vom Interdisziplinären Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung der Martin- Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Kooperation mit dem Landesforschungsschwerpunkt 'Aufklärung - Religion - Wissen' sowie den Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle ausgerichtet wurde.

The First Pagan Historian

The First Pagan Historian
Author: Frederic Clark
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 0197540724

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In The History of the Destruction of Troy, Dares the Phrygian boldly claimed to be an eyewitness to the Trojan War, while challenging the accounts of two of the ancient world's most canonical poets, Homer and Virgil. For over a millennium, Dares' work was circulated as the first pagan history. It promised facts and only facts about what really happened at Troy precise casualty figures, no mention of mythical phenomena, and a claim that Troy fell when Aeneas and other Trojans betrayed their city and opened its gates to the Greeks. But for all its intrigue, the work was as fake as it was sensational. From the late antique encyclopedist Isidore of Seville to Thomas Jefferson, The First Pagan Historian offers the first comprehensive account of Dares' rise and fall as a reliable and canonical guide to the distant past. Along the way, it reconstructs the central role of forgery in longstanding debates over the nature of history, fiction, criticism, philology, and myth, from ancient Rome to the Enlightenment.

The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen

The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen
Author: NatashaT. Seaman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1351541110

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The first in-depth study of the Utrecht artist to address questions beyond connoisseurship and attribution, this book makes a significant contribution to Ter Brugghen and Northern Caravaggist studies. Focusing on the Dutch master's simultaneous use of Northern archaisms with Caravaggio's motifs and style, Natasha Seaman nuances our understanding of Ter Brugghen's appropriations from the Italian painter. Her analysis centers on four paintings, all depicting New Testament subjects. They include Ter Brugghen's largest and first known signed work (Crowning with Thorns), his most archaizing (the Crucifixion), and the two paintings most directly related to the works of Caravaggio (the Doubting Thomas and the Calling of Matthew). By examining the ways in which Ter Brugghen's paintings deliberately diverge from Caravaggio's, Seaman sheds new light on the Utrecht artist and his work. For example, she demonstrates that where Caravaggio's paintings are boldly illusionistic and mimetic, thus de-emphasizing their materiality, Ter Brugghen's works examined here create the opposite effect, connecting their content to their made form. This study not only illuminates the complex meanings of the paintings addressed here, but also offers insights into the image debates and the status of devotional art in Italy and Utrecht in the seventeenth century by examining one artist's response to them.

Forgery Beyond Deceit

Forgery Beyond Deceit
Author: John North Hopkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2023-04-30
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0192869582

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What do forgeries do? Forgery Beyond Deceit: Fabrication, Value, and the Desire for Ancient Rome explores that question with a focus on forgery in ancient Rome and of ancient Rome. Its chapters reach from antiquity to the twentieth century and cover literature and art, the two areas thatpredominate in forgery studies, as well as the forgery of physical books, coins, and religious relics. The book examines the cultural, historical, and rhetorical functions of forgery that extend beyond the desire to deceive and profit. It analyses forgery in connection with related phenomena likepseudepigraphy, fakes, and copies; and it investigates the aesthetic and historical value that forgeries possess when scholarship takes seriously their form, content, and varied uses within and across cultures. Of particular interest is the way that forgeries embody a desire for the ancient and forthe recovery of the fragmentary past of ancient Rome.

Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book

Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book
Author: Elizabeth Ross
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2015-06-10
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0271064277

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Bernhard von Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land), first published in 1486, is one of the seminal books of early printing and is especially renowned for the originality of its woodcuts. In Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book, Elizabeth Ross considers the Peregrinatio from a variety of perspectives to explain its value for the cultural history of the period. Breydenbach, a high-ranking cleric in Mainz, recruited the painter Erhard Reuwich of Utrecht for a religious and artistic adventure in a political hot spot—a pilgrimage to research the peoples, places, plants, and animals of the Levant. The book they published after their return ambitiously engaged with the potential of the new print medium to give an account of their experience. The Peregrinatio also aspired to rouse readers to a new crusade against Islam by depicting a contest in the Mediterranean between the Christian bastion of the city of Venice and the region’s Muslim empires. This crusading rhetoric fit neatly with the state of the printing industry in Mainz, which largely subsisted as a tool for bishops’ consolidation of authority, including selling the pope’s plans to combat the Ottoman Empire. Taking an artist on such an enterprise was unprecedented. Reuwich set a new benchmark for technical achievement with his woodcuts, notably a panorama of Venice that folds out to 1.62 meters in length and a foldout map that stretches from Damascus to Sudan around the first topographically accurate view of Jerusalem. The conception and execution of the Peregrinatio show how and why early printed books constructed new means of visual representation from existing ones—and how the form of a printed book emerged out of the interaction of eyewitness experience and medieval scholarship, real travel and spiritual pilgrimage, curiosity and fixed belief, texts and images.

Medieval or Early Modern

Medieval or Early Modern
Author: Ronald Hutton
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2015-06-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 144387924X

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For half a millennium it has been customary for many historians to refer to the period between the fall of Rome and the end of the fifteenth century as 'medieval', a tradition which hardened into a professional orthodoxy during the nineteenth century. In the late twentieth century, it also seemed convenient to many to describe the first half of a steadily lengthening modern period as 'early modern', which also hardened into an orthodoxy among English-speakers, at least, by the 1980s. Both ter ...

Maarten van Heemskerck s Rome

Maarten van Heemskerck   s Rome
Author: Arthur J. Di Furia
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-01-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9004380825

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The first comprehensive analysis of the artist’s Roman ruin drawings. Three parts take us from Van Heemskerck’s training to his Roman stay and his post-Roman phase. A catalog presents Van Heemskerck’s drawings in up-to-date digital photographs.

The Art of Discovery

The Art of Discovery
Author: Maren Elisabeth Schwab
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-11-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 0691237158

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A panoramic history of the antiquarians whose discoveries transformed Renaissance culture and gave rise to new forms of art and knowledge In the early fifteenth century, a casket containing the remains of the Roman historian Livy was unearthed at a Benedictine abbey in Padua. The find was greeted with the same enthusiasm as the bones of a Christian saint, and established a pattern that antiquarians would follow for centuries to come. The Art of Discovery tells the stories of the Renaissance antiquarians who turned material remains of the ancient world into sources for scholars and artists, inspirations for palaces and churches, and objects of pilgrimage and devotion. Maren Elisabeth Schwab and Anthony Grafton bring to life some of the most spectacular finds of the age, such as Nero’s Golden House and the wooden placard that was supposedly nailed to the True Cross. They take readers into basements, caves, and cisterns, explaining how digs were undertaken and shedding light on the methods antiquarians—and the alchemists and craftspeople they consulted—used to interpret them. What emerges is not an origin story for modern archaeology or art history but rather an account of how early modern artisanal skills and technical expertise were used to create new knowledge about the past and inspire new forms of art, scholarship, and devotion in the present. The Art of Discovery challenges the notion that Renaissance antiquarianism was strictly a secular enterprise, revealing how the rediscovery of Christian relics and the bones of martyrs helped give rise to highly interdisciplinary ways of examining and authenticating objects of all kinds.