New Book | The Site of Rome, 1400–1750

Posted in books by Editor on May 21, 2014

From L’Erma di Bretschneider (and available from artbooks.com) . . .

David R. Marshall, ed., The Site of Rome: Studies in the Art and Topography of Rome 1400–1750 (Melbourne Art Journal 13) (Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2014), 264 pages, ISBN: 978-8891306661, €160 / $235 / Digital Version €128.

00012886This volume, number 13 in the Melbourne Art Journal series, brings together nine scholars who each explore an aspect of the art and architecture of Rome situated within the topography—or map—of Rome in the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, with several studies focusing on the eighteenth century. These are studies of sight and site: about how the appearance of different regions or aspects of the city intersect with complex systems of political, economic, social and artistic institutions and customs.

David R. Marshall is Principal Fellow, Art History, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne

A preview is available here»

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1. Julie Rowe (La Trobe University), Rome’s Mediaeval Fish Market at S. Angelo in Pescheria
2. Joan Barclay Lloyd (La Trobe University), Memory, Myth and Meaning in the Via Appia from Piazza di Porta Capena to Porta S. Sebastiano
3. Louis Cellauro (Deutsches Studienzentrum, Venice), Roma Antiqva Restored: The Renaissance Archaeological Plan
4. Donato Esposito (Metropolitan Museum, New York), The Virtual Rome of Sir Joshua Reynolds
5. Lisa Beaven (University of Sydney), Claude Lorrain and La Crescenza: The Tiber Valley in the Seventeenth Century
6. David R. Marshall (University of Melbourne), The Campo Vaccino: Order and the Fragment from Palladio to Piranesi
7. Arno Witte (University of Amsterdam), Architecture and Bureaucracy: The Quirinal as an Expression of Papal Absolutism
8. Tommaso Manfredi (University ‘Mediterranea’, Reggio Calabria), Arcadia at Trinità dei Monti: The Urban Theatre of Maria Casimira and Alexander Sobieski in Rome
9. John Weretka (University of Melbourne), The ‘Non-aedicular Style’ and the Roman Church Façade of the Early Eighteenth Century

Call for Papers | ISECS 2015 Panel—Lace and Commerce

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on May 21, 2014

Now accepting proposals for this panel for next year’s ISECS Congress in Rotterdam:

The International Thread: Lace and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Europe
ISECS Congress, Rotterdam, 26–31 July 2015

Proposals due by 15 June 2014

Chairs: Tara Zanardi, (Department of Art & Art History Hunter College/CUNY 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065; tzanardi@hunter.cuny.edu), and Michael Yonan, (Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 21 Parker Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211; yonanm@missouri.edu)

Enormous amounts of lace flooded the marketplaces of eighteenth-century Europe, which fostered a vibrant international trade. This marketplace centered on competition between the Low Countries (especially the regions that now comprise Belgium) and northern France, two areas that included Europe’s most technically accomplished lacemaking centers, including Alençon, Argentan, Brussels, Mechlin, and Valenciennes. These towns exported huge quantities of lace to an international clientele and competed with locally manufactured lace. Our panel seeks papers that examine how lace operated within eighteenth-century mercantile networks, economic systems, and black markets. What were the trade factors that affected the distribution of lace, both locally and globally, and how did those factors affect working conditions, design choices, and the objects created? How did these market conditions affect what lace was used for, be it garments, decorative items, or household textiles? Topics might include treatments of lace and lace making in gendered terms, as statements of regional or national pride, labor practices in lacemaking, techniques and materials, and the industry’s global ambitions. Interdisciplinary papers are especially welcome.

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