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Articles from Apollo (September 1, 2007)

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Ancient & modernism: prehistoric art often prompts the remark, 'it looks so modern'--but no contemporary artists agree? Gayford, Martin Essay 1054
Animals in Eden: the Courtauld Gallery's Cranach exhibition is a tightly focused revelation of his individual genius. Bartrum, Giulia 857
Around the galleries: this month the Irish Antique Dealers Fair entices collectors to Dublin. Isabel Andrews picks some highlights of the art and antiques on show in the city. Andrews, Isabel 898
Art business: will droit de suite--artists' royalties--hamper London's challenge to New York as the art market capital of the world, asks Ben Wright? Wright, Ben 801
Asian art market: in this new monthly feature, Susan Moore previews a highlight of the Asian art calendar: the excitement of New York's Asia Week. Moore, Susan Calendar 528
Bring back beauty: this superb book triumphantly reasserts Ninian Comper's place in 20th-century British architecture. Powers, Alan Book review 738
Capturing the beautiful face of the country: the origins of Irish plein-air painting: ignoring any obstacles posed by the country's climate, artists working in Ireland in the 1770s may have helped to pioneer the practice of painting out of doors. William Laffan presents new evidence for this innovation. Laffan, William 4179
Collected by the chairman: Rolf Fehlbaum, head of the Swiss design company Vitra, talks to Neil Bingham about the passion for modernism that has made him collect furniture--and buildings. Bingham, Neil Interview 1757
Displeasure of ruins: Piranesi and the monuments of ancient Rome: Piranesi's depictions of the ruins of ancient Rome had enormous influence, but they have been widely misunderstood. As Lola Kantor-Kazovsky argues, they were not intended to provoke pleasurable reflections on the effects of time: they are instead tragic images of the wheel of fortune. Kantor-Kazovsky, Lola Critical essay 4253
Empire lines: the Eritrean City Asmara is an intact Italian colonial city. Now a source of national pride, it is a reminder of the high quality of Italy's architecture in the fascist years. Stamp, Gavin 1193
Homage to an eye: in August 1992, Paul Joannides reviewed an exhibition devoted to the remarkable skills of Philip Pouncey, the great connoisseur of drawings. Joannides, Paul 488
Lions' heads and webbed claw feet: the first book devoted to Irish furniture and woodwork raises thorny questions of definition. Bowett, Adam Book review 2332
Market preview: Old Masters shine at the Florence Biennale, while modern and contemporary works will draw buyers to London and Chatsworth: Susan Moore discusses the highlights of a busy September. Moore, Susan Calendar 1997
Mask or mirror? Portraits in the age of Picasso: a survey of 20th-century portraiture in Europe poses searching questions about the role played in the modern world by western art's oldest genre. McCaughey, Patrick 996
Misty skies photography: David Platzer enjoys a captivating survey of the sensitive art of Edwin Smith. Platzer, David Book review 841
Newport news: the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, once the summer homes of plutocrats, are now the focus of an intensive--and expensive--restoration programme, as Louise Nicholson discovers. Nicholson, Louise 754
Old master drawings: what is driving the high prices being paid for Italian, German and French drawings? Crispian Riley-Smith explains the factors that govern success in this lively market. Riley-Smith, Crispian 1166
Scholarly and luscious: John Harris welcomes a fine catalogue of a remarkable Irish collection of 18th-century designs for plasterwork. Harris, John Book review 762
Should Jasmine be pruned? Hall, Michael 644
Skimming the marble: Bruce Boucher reviews the first substantial exhibition devoted to the magically delicate sculpture of Desiderio da Settignano. Boucher, Bruce 1178
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. 435
The father of landscape art: the first-ever major exhibition on Joachim Patinir is a triumph for the Prado. Bailey, Martin 1193
The first emperor of China: new discoveries & research: later this month the British Museum unveils an unprecedented loan exhibition of the terracotta warriors and other discoveries made at the 3rd-century BC tomb complex of Qin Shihuangdi, China's first emperor. Jane Portal, the exhibition's curator, explains the importance of the new finds. Portal, Jane 2659
The ultimate act of fantasia: Piranesi's funerary candelabrum: to mark the opening of a major Piranesi exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, one of its curators, John Wilton-Ely, discusses the masterpiece that Piranesi planned for his own tomb. Wilton-Ely, John Critical essay 4251
To sell--or not to sell? Museums and galleries in the UK almost never sell works of art from their collections and there is a huge public outcry whenever it is attempted. Yet in the USA such sales are common and usually uncontroversial. However, the surprise results of an APOLLO survey of 50 leading curators reveal that UK attitudes are shifting fast. Andrews, Isabel 3760
Treasures of the plague: Marian Campbell describes a remarkable discovery that throws a tragic light on Jewish life in 14th-century Europe. Campbell, Marian 727

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