The latest number of the journal Visual Resources, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, presents a Special Issue Guest-Edited by MEAGHEN CLARKE and FRANCESCO VENTRELLA (University of Sussex), entitled ‘Women’s Expertise and the Culture of Connoisseurship’.
This issue has many articles that may interest the historian of the art market (especially appealing for those concerned with the linkages between the market and art historiography), such as ‘Mrs. Berenson, Mrs. Gardner and Miss Toplady: Connoisseurship, Collecting and Commerce in London (1898–1905)‘ by MACHTELT ISRAELS, and ‘“This Feminine Scholar”: Belle da Costa Greene and the Shaping of J.P. Morgan’s Legacy‘, by art market scholar FLAMINIA GENNARI SANTORI.
Ottfried Dascher (Hg.): Sprung in den Raum Skulpturen bei Alfred Flechtheim 23.5 x 15.8 cm, 504pp, 325 Ills. EUR 29.80 / CHF 32.00 ISBN 978-3-03850-023-0 Nimbus Books
The development of sculpture in modern art is still a neglected area in art history. For a long time sculpture was mostly commissioned: monuments, ornamental decoration, or portrait sculpture as immortalization of eminent personalities. The emancipation from the wishes and specifications of clients was ambitious because the production costs for bronze or stone sculpture were significantly higher than for paintings or prints.
ALFRED FLECHTHEIM (1878-1937) was a pioneer of modern sculpture. Around 1910 he acquired Cubist sculptures by Picasso and belonged to the first patrons of Lehmbruck. After establishing his galleries in Düsseldorf (1913) and Berlin (1921), he became an important mediator for young sculptors such as Rudolf Belling, Renée Sintenis, Ernesto de Fiori, Moissey Kogan, Hermann Haller, Arno Breker and G. H. Wolff. Part of his agenda was to create spectacular exhibitions of Degas, Maillol, Laurens, Manolo, Minne, Barlach, Kolbe and others. Through Flechtheim’s activities, the history of sculpture into modernity can be demonstrated in a fascinating way.
This book is edited by Ottfried Dascher and includes contributions by Ursel Berger (Berlin), Yvette Deseyve (Bremen), Jan Giebel (Berlin), Arie Hartog (Bremen), Carolin Jahn (Berlin), Gottlieb Leinz (Essen), Volker Probst (Güstrow), Konrad Schlegel (Wien), Helen Shiner (Oxford), Katja Terlau (Köln), Esther Tisa Francini (Zürich), Beatrice Vierneisel (Berlin), Julia Wallner (Berlin) und Stephan von Wiese (Berlin).
For this special issue of the Artl@s Bulletin, the editors asked a diverse group of scholars to share their perspectives on the “Global turn” and the ways the “Digital turn” is affecting it.
This survey must be regarded as a dialogue in progress: other conversations will follow and will contribute to widening the range of critical perspectives on art history and the Global challenge gathered in this issue.
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (email)
Maître de conférences HDR, Ecole normale supérieure, université PSL – Paris Sciences Lettres
Catherine Dossin (email)
Associate Professor, Purdue University, Lafayette
About the Grant Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.
Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.
The seven Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for fall 2016 are:
Rebecca Brown, Displaying Time: The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India, University of Washington Press
Richard Emmerson, Apocalypse Illuminated: The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts, Pennsylvania State University Press
Michele Greet, Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris Between the Wars, Yale University Press
Sharon Hecker, A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture, University of California Press
Katie Hornstein, Picturing War in France, 1792–1856, Yale University Press
Amy Neff, A Soul’s Journey into God: Art, Theology, and Devotion in a Franciscan Manuscript of the Late Duecento, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Hsueh-man Shen, Authentic Replicas: Buddhist Art in Medieval China, University of Hawai’i Press
Read a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.
Please contact Sarah Zabrodski, CAA editorial manager, at (country code) 212-392-4424.