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Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)

Works: 160 works in 352 publications in 2 languages and 8,317 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Organizer of meeting, his, 475
Classifications: N5220, 705
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Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe by Martina Bagnoli( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing together an array of treasured objects from collections throughout Europe and the United States, this beautifully illustrated volume examines the medieval cult of relics- the physical remains of holy men and women, and things associated with them. Relics connected Christian faithful with sacred places and people who died as martyrs of their faith. Believed to contain the same power that had animated saints during their lifetime, relics bridged the gap between heaven and earth. To signal their sacred nature, medieval artists fashioned special containers for relics in precious materials and encrusted them with gems. Enshrined in alters of churches and used in the liturgy as well as in public rituals, relics functioned as objects of public and private devotion, carried home from pilgrimages to the Holy Land and sites throughout Europe or worn on the body as protective amulets enclosed in rings or pendants. In essays and catalogue entries, an international group of scholars traces the making of reliquaries from the earliest days of Christianity to the apogee of the practice in the sixteenth century, exploring how medieval artists invented new ways to express the power of sacred remains and the role that relics played in the development of the visual arts in both Eastern Christianity (Byzantium) and Western Christendom. This book also tracks the fate of relics and reliquaries in the wake of the Reformation, anti-clerical movements, and the French Revolution. This book sheds fascinating new light on some 140 extraordinary and rare reliquaries and related objects, including precious metalwork, paintings, sculptures, and illuminated manuscripts, from sources ranging from the Lateran Palace in Rome to European cathedral treasuries and small parish churches. -- from Book Jacket
The essence of line : French drawings from Ingres to Degas by Jay McKean Fisher( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely seen drawings and watercolors by some of the most influential French artists of the nineteenth century are the subject of this richly illustrated publication from The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. From revealing preparatory sketches to exquisite finished watercolors, more than 100 works by artists such as Eugene Delacroix, Honore Daumier, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation. The BMA and the Walters have combined holdings of more than 900 French drawings from the nineteenth century, one of the nation's strongest and richest collections of French art from this period. The publication also includes works from the Peabody Institute Art Collection of the Maryland State Archives." "The Essence of Line offers the first comprehensive discussion of the formation of these collections and their significance for the history of French art. The catalogue includes essays by Jay McKean Fisher, William R. Johnston, and Cheryl K. Snay that provide insights into the artistic, commercial, and social functions that drawings served for their creators and collectors, as well as how collecting patterns influenced the development of modernism. Conservator Kimberly Schenck bridges the worlds of the collector and of the artist by examining the production and the use of drawing materials in an epoch of radical changes in technique as well as style." "Published on the occasion of an exhibition jointly organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum, this book presents a panorama of sketches, watercolors, and presentation drawings, many of them little known outside a small circle of experts. It is correlated with an online database of more than 900 nineteenth-century French drawings in the holdings of these Baltimore museums."--Jacket
Stubbs & the horse by Malcolm Warner( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Stubbs (1724-1806) was a versatile genius whose work includes paintings, prints, and detailed anatomical studies. His many images of horses show a classical beauty, expressiveness, and heroism previously reserved for the human figure. This handsome book presents for the first time the wide range of his equine imagery, from refined portraits of racehorses to violent scenes of horses attacked by lions in the wild. Published to coincide with a major traveling exhibition, Stubbs and the Horse celebrates the artist whom many consider to be the greatest painter of horses in the history of art."--Jacket
The repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse by Eik Kahng( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, repetitive imagery dominates all forms of visual experience, from the realm of advertising to the spaces of contemporary art. In this innovative project, the authors show that the phenomenon of repetition - often considered merely incidental to the age of mechanical reproduction - was a pervasive attribute of early modern painting long before its embrace by twentieth-century high modernism." "In works by David, Ingres, Delaroche, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and Matisse, the reader can compare closely related versions of some of the most familiar imagery of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The authors demonstrate that by making multiples of closely related subject matter in their paintings and in other media, these artists challenged an aesthetic based on the notion of an inimitable, unique masterpiece." "Through beautiful illustrations and essays by leading scholars, this book shows how repetition in early modern painting took on a complex, multivalent significance and that the traditional medium of painting remained undiminished despite the nineteenth-century invention of photography and film."--Jacket
Masterpieces of Italian painting : the Walters Art Museum by Morten Steen Hansen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book presents one of the great collections of Italian paintings in North America, and includes major works dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries. The volume presents fifty highlights of the collection, many with color details and comparative illustrations. Introductions to each chronological section situate individual works of art within the artistic and stylistic developments of the period. Signature pieces featured in this volume include Virgin and child with saints and angels, ca. 1340-45, by Pietro Lorenzetti; The ideal city, ca. 1480-84, attributed to Fra Carnavale; Madonna and child with saints and three Venetian procurators, 1510, by Giovanni Bellini and workshop; Madonna of the candelabra, ca. 1513, by Raphael and workshop; Portrait of Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and her daughter Porzia, ca. 1551, by Veronese; The penitent Magdalene, ca. 1635, by Guido Reni; and Scipio Africanus freeing Massiva, 1719-21, by Giambattista Tiepolo. Taken together, the Walters Art Museum's holdings constitute a magnificent array of individual works as well as a historical journey through seven centuries of Italian art. A selected bibliography provides both standard reference sources and a selection of the most important recent books and articles on each work and artist featured in the book.--Book jacket
Desire and devotion : art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford collection by Pratapaditya Pal( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection of John and Berthe Ford represents one of the most important private holdings of Indian and Himalayan art in the world. Certain objects have been widely exhibited; others have never been publicly shown. The exhibition and the accompanying publication bring together works from both India and the Himalayas, demonstrating the range and depth of the Ford collection, providing an extraordinary overview of 2,000 years of history; and illustrating enduring themes in the art of Southeast Asia with outstanding works of art." "The catalogue is accompanied by two introductory essays: "Introduction: Desire and Devotion," by Pratapaditya Pal, and "Artistic Production, Religious Practice: Material and Ideological Constraints," by Hiram Woodward."--Jacket
Origins of the Russian avant-garde : celebrating the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg by Russia) Gosudarstvennyĭ russkiĭ muzeĭ (Saint Petersburg( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue documents the exhibition organized by the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in partnership with the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg. Featuring celebrated paintings by pioneering artists, it also includes the work of more than 20 other innovative artists of the Russian avant-garde
A feast for the senses : art and experience in medieval Europe by Md.) Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late medieval world was marked by a culture of refinement and sophistication. The period's media of choice--paintings, manuscripts, prints, tapestries, embroideries, ivory sculpture, metalwork, and enamels--speak volumes about the pleasures of sensory engagement. This sumptuous new book brings together sacred and secular art to reveal the shared intellectual culture that governed perception in Europe in the 13th through the 16th centuries. The essays explore these themes through representations of religious practices, royal rituals, feasts and celebrations, music, and literature"--
Untamed : the art of Antoine-Louis Barye by William R Johnston( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering works from the Walters Art Musum in Baltimore, whose collection of the sculptor's work is second to that of the Louvre, this book looks at the artist's animal sculptures, renowned for their technical brilliance
The Fabergé menagerie by Md.) Walters Art Museum (Baltimore( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases more than one hundred of jeweler Carl Faberge's most significiant hardstone and precious material creations, documenting the history of his work from celebrated Easter eggs to delicate animal sculptures
Fabergé and the Russian crafts tradition : an empire's legacy by Margaret Kelly Trombly( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives a fascinating overview of Russian decorative art, revealing a highly accomplished crafts tradition that persisted over nine centuries. It includes works by Peter Carl Fabergé and his workshop, jeweled Byzantine icons, silver drinking vessels, and intricate enamels. Featured are two extraordinary Fabergé eggs that were once in the Russian Imperial collection, including one that opens up to reveal a miniature gold replica of the Gatchina Palace, near St. Petersburg. The decorative arts had flourished in Russia under the patronage of the tsars and their court, whose apparently limitless resources supported the production of some of the most technically sophisticated works of art ever made
The Archimedes palimpsest( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including two unique examples containing works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. Sold at auction in 1998, it has since been the subject of a privately funded project to conserve, image, and transcribe its texts. In this volume the scientists, conservators, classicists, and historians involved in the project discuss in full their techniques and their discoveries. These include new speeches by the classical Athenian orator Hyperides, a lost commentary on Aristotle's Categories from the second or third century AD, and substantial re-readings and reinterpretations of the works by Archimedes. The book discusses the pioneering imaging and post-processing techniques used to reveal the texts, and includes detailed codicological descriptions of all eight manuscripts comprising the Palimpsest. It will be of interest to manuscript scholars, classicists, and historians of science"--Provided by publisher
Revealing the African presence in Renaissance Europe by Joaneath A Spicer( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts by Md) Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pearls on a String presents the arts of historical Islamic cultures by focusing on specific people and relationships among cultural tastemakers, especially painters, calligraphers, poets, and their patrons. Through a series of chapters, the book spotlights certain historical moments from across the Islamic world. Each chapter pivots around patrons and their social networks. These independent sections allow different voices and perspectives to emerge, enabling the reader to see that Islamic societies are not monolithic but made up of a tapestry of individuals with distinct and varying views. Pearls on a String pays particular attention to individuals from different sectors of society, giving voice to anonymous artists and translators, merchants, and women of the harem. Islamic historical sources reinforce the book's themes of writing in Islamic societies, artistic patronage, biographical traditions, and human"--Publisher
New eyes on America : the genius of Richard Caton Woodville by Joy Peterson Heyrman( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedazzled, 5,000 years of jewelry : the Walters Art Museum by Sabine Albersmeier( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book presents a selection of jewelry dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the early 20th century from the collection of the Walters Art Museum. The more than fifty pieces illustrated represent an enormous range of periods, regions, artistic and stylistic developments, and materials. Signature objects featured include a magnificent pair of gold bracelets encrusted with precious stones and multicolored enamel inlay discovered in a tomb in Olbia, in present-day Ukraine, and dating to the 1st century B.C.; a pair of eagle fibulae from 6th-century Visigothic Spain; and an iris corsage ornament by Tiffany & Co. decorated with 139 sapphires and other gems that was a grand prize winner at the 1900 Paris Exposition universelle."--Jacket
Pearls of the parrot of India : the Walters Art Museum, Khamsa of Amīr Khusraw of Delhi by John William Seyller( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of impressionism : European Paintings from Ordrupgaard Copenhagen by Ordrupgaardsamlingen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khepereru-scarabs : scarabs, scaraboids, and plaques from Egypt and the ancient Near East in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore by Regine Schulz( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred arts and city life : the glory of medieval Novgorod( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe
The essence of line : French drawings from Ingres to DegasStubbs & the horseThe repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to MatisseMasterpieces of Italian painting : the Walters Art MuseumDesire and devotion : art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford collectionOrigins of the Russian avant-garde : celebrating the 300th anniversary of St. PetersburgUntamed : the art of Antoine-Louis BaryeThe Fabergé menagerie
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