Toronto-Buffalo-London, 2016. Cm. 23x16, pp. xii-272, figg. in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
Intricate, expressive, given to grandeur and even excess, Baroque art as a style is inseparable from the meanings it seeks to convey. Vernon Hyde Minor’s Baroque Visual Rhetoric probes this combination of style and message and – equally importantly – the methodological basis on which the critical art historian comes to establish that meaning. Drawing on a breathtaking range of critical literature, from the German founders of art history as an academic discipline to Heidegger, Derrida, and de Man, Minor considers the issue through a series of Baroque masterpieces: Bernini’s Baldacchino St. Peter’s Basilica, the statues in the church of San Giovanni in Laterano, Borromini’s church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Baciccio’s frescoes in the church of Il Gesù, the paintings of Philippe de Champaigne, and the Corsini Chapel in San Giovanni in Laterano
London, 2014. Cm. 25x18, pp. xxi-383, figg. 242 a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
A new richly illustrated study of one of the tresures of the British Library. MS Egerton 3277, a psalter and book of hours made for Humphrey de Bohun (d. 1373), the vastly wealthy earl of Hereford, Essex and Northampton who employed two or more illuminators to work on the manuscript in his own castle at Pleshey, Essex. The interaction between the Bohun patron and the Bohun artists is a major focus of the book. Along with a detailed commentary on the manuscript's more than three hundred pictorial subjects from the books of Kings of the Old Testament, the Gospel of Luke, and the Acts of the Apostles, the book includes twelve essays originally published between 2002 and 2011 linking the British Library manuscript with others illustrated by the same artists for members of the Bohun family in the second half of the fourteenth century. The book is further enriched by a DVD reproducing every page in images that can be enlarged by the viewer to show the smallest details of the illustrations.
Toronto, 2003. In-8¡, pp. viii-296, tela e sovrac.
Toronto-Buffalo-London, 2006. In-8¡, pp. xv-372, tavv. 16 a col. e ill. 65 in nero f. t., br.