Off the shelf: Apollo's selection of recently published books on art, architecture and the history of collecting.
Gothic Ivories: Calouste Gulbenkian Collection
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum/Scala, 25 [pounds sterling]
The first study of the Gulbenkian Museum's outstanding holdings of gothic ivories, mainly from France, includes full-colour images of all the pieces in the collection. To put these in context, it also presents and discusses works in other collections.
On Display: Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court
Yale University Press, 40 [pounds sterling]
This study of the patronage of Henrietta Maria, consort of Charles I, includes detailed analysis of the political and religious considerations that informed her support of the fine and decorative arts.
Islamic Arms and Armor
David G. Alexander, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Will Kwiatkowski
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 55 [pounds sterling]
More than 120 objects from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, spanning 10 centuries and ranging from Spain to the Caucasus, have been catalogued for the first time in this lavishly illustrated volume.
Keeping Their Marbles
Oxford University Press, 25 [pounds sterling]
The sociologist and cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins explains how Western museums including the British Museum, the Louvre, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired their collections of antiquities, and then makes a forceful case for keeping them.
English Silver before the Civil War: The David Little Collection
John Adamson, 30 [pounds sterling]
Focusing on a private collection of silver formed over the last 30 years, this book also examines the techniques of early English silversmiths, and provides a general introduction to the silver trade and to dining customs of the period.
Rome 1600: The City and the Visual Arts Under Clement VIII
Yale University Press, 45 [pounds sterling]
Drawing on contemporary sources and images, Robertson presents a snapshot of Rome's art and architecture in 1600, when the city was at the height of its artistic influence, and Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio were both active in the city.
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