Art Surveys, Art History,

INSIDE THE HEAD OF A COLLECTOR: NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FORCES AT PLAY

Written by Mueller MD, Shirley M
Collecting objects gives enormous pleasure to approximately one third of the population, providing such benefits as intellectual stimulation, the thrill of the chase, and leaving a legacy. On the other hand, the same pursuit can engender pain; for example, paying too much for an object, unknowingly buying a fake, or dealing with the frustrations of collection dispersal. Until recently, there was no objective way to enhance the positive (pleasure) aspects of collecting and minimize the negative (pain). Now, for the first time, scientific research in neuro- and behavioral economics gives us a way to turn this around. Neuroeconomics is the study of the biological foundation of economic thought, while behavioral economics incorporates insights from psychology and other social sciences into the examination of monetary behavior. By using examples from these disciplines, Shirley M. Mueller, MD, relates her own experiences as a serious collector and as a neuroscientist to examine different behavioral traits which characterize collectors. The contents of this book are cutting edge, unique and sure to get attention. Mueller breaks new ground in an area not previously explored. Her information is relevant not only for collectors, but also for colleges, and universities which teach collection management, plus museum staff who interact with collectors and dealers of objects desired by collectors. Heavily illustrated with ceramics from Mueller's collection and packed with useful information, this book will become a required vital resource- Introduces neuro- and behavioral economics for collectors and art professions to help them understand their own decision making- Brings a unique collector's perspective, providing insight for art dealers, collectors, and museum professionals.
August 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Lucia Marquand |
$40.00
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ROA CODEX

Written by Lippard, Lucy
-The complete 'codex' of one of the greatest street art artists in the world -Includes text by art critic Lucy Lippard and philosopher Johan Braeckman -Works are found on walls around the world, and in travelling exhibitions "Although the street art is generally conveyed in a very natural matter, even his dead animal paintings seem at peace." - Streetartbio.com "Detached from the artist's identity
February 5, 2020 | Hardcover | Lannoo Publishers | 352 Pages |
$80.00
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TREASURES FROM THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRA

Written by Codding, Mitchell A
Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955), son of one of the wealthiest men in America, decided that his passion for Spain had to be reflected by creating a museum and a library that would make his knowledge of Spanish art and culture available to his compatriots and that is how he founded in 1904 The Hispanic Society of America in New York.
June 30, 2019 | Paperback | Ediciones El Viso |
$65.00
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THEATRES: ART BRUT - THE COLLECTION

The theatre is the central theme of this fourth volume in our series titled 'Art Brut - The Collection', published to coincide with the fourth Art Brut Biennale. After exploring architecture, vehicles, and bodies, attention turns to the theatre, a theme that is developed in its various aspects.
March 7, 2020 | Paperback | 5 Continents Editions | 168 Pages |
$40.00
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EXIT MORANDI

-An informative accompaniment to an exhibition of Giorgio Morandi's work at the Museo Novecento, Florence -Focuses on Giorgio's relationships with some of the greatest contemporaneous art critics This book, like the exhibition it accompanies, takes as a starting point four important paintings in the collection of the Museo Novecento, which belonged to collector Alberto Della Ragione, including a r
October 31, 2019 | Hardcover | Forma Edizioni | 112 Pages |
$40.00
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MAX ERNST: THE PARIS YEARS

Written by Drost, Julia
- Book accompanying first-ever showing in Russia of key works by Max Ernst, drawing on early exhibitions of the Surrealist's work by Paris dealer Aram Mouradian- Focus on early 1920s, a period that marked the transition from Dada to Surrealism; designed as an art book more than exhibition catalogue, with insightful contributions by Ernst specialistsOne of the leading Surrealists, Max Ernst could j
March 7, 2020 | Paperback | Fontanka | 160 Pages |
$35.00
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COURTS AND COURTLY ARTS IN RENAISSANCE ITALY: ART, CULTURE AND POLITICS, 1395-1530

Italian Renaissance art is closely intertwined with the development of courts and court culture in much of the Italian territory. The patronage of the ruling families of the small Italian city-states greatly favored the flourishing of the figurative arts and architecture, but also in music, literature, and theater.
November 16, 2010 | Hardcover | ACC Distribution |
$49.95
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LIVES OF CARAVAGGIO

Written by Bellori, Pietro
A new title in the successful Lives of the Artists series, which offers illuminating, and often intimate, accounts of iconic artists as viewed by their contemporaries.
October 29, 2019 | PB | J. Paul Getty Museum |
$10.95
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LIVES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

Written by Da Novellara, Fra Pietro
A new title in the successful Lives of the Artists series, which offers illuminating, and often intimate, accounts of iconic artists as viewed by their contemporaries.
October 29, 2019 | PB | J. Paul Getty Museum |
$10.95
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HERCULANEUM AND THE HOUSE OF THE BICENTENARY: HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Written by Rainer, Leslie
This volume provides a striking account of the life, destruction, rediscovery, and cultural significance of the Roman town of Herculaneum and its grandest residence--the House of the Bicentenary.
February 11, 2020 | Paperback | Getty Conservation Institute | 160 Pages |
$29.95

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