Michael C. Carlos Museum Publications
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Excavating Egypt: Treasures from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (edited by Betsy Teasley Trope, Stephen Quirke, and Peter Lacovara) This catalogue accompanying the first traveling exhibition drawn from the Petrie Museum, University College London, focuses upon the history of archaeology in Egypt and the many contributions made by W. M. Flinders Petrie. A wide range of items from all periods of Egyptian history, including sculpture, jewelry, and objects of daily life, as well as archival photographs and documents, bring to life the science of archaeology during its infancy. 2005. 232 pages, 206 illustrations & drawings (most full-color). $35, softcover.
Greek Bronze Vessels from the Collection of Shelby White & Leon Levy (by Jennifer Chi and Jasper Gaunt) The history and context for the development of Greek bronze vessels have rarely been studied and remain little understood. The story of nearly one thousand years of their evolution is told in these pages through examples from the finest collection of Greek and Roman art in private hands. 2005. 28 pages, 13 color photographs. $12, softcover.
Seeing with New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas (edited by Rebecca Stone-Miller, Ph.D.) In this wide-ranging catalogue of the ancient American art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, nearly six hundred works of art from Mesoamerica southward are presented, with particular emphasis on the lesser-known area of ancient Costa Rica. A major emphasis is placed on the shamanic experience of transformation into animal selves, since this subject preoccupied artists throughout the ancient Americas. 2002. 328 pages, 31 color & 193 black and white photographs. $50, softcover. Poster available (full-figure view of effigy pictured on book cover): 18.5" x 25", $8.50
The Realm of Osiris: Mummies, Coffins, and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum (by Peter Lacovara and Betsy Teasley-Trope) Spanning a period of over 3000 years of ancient Egyptian history, this catalogue presents full-color illustrations of many never-before-published artifacts, with essays on the history of the collection, mummification, and modern medical imaging of ancient remains. 2001. 86 pages, 50 color & black and white photographs. $19.95, softcover. Poster available (half-figure view of coffin pictured on book cover): 18.5" x 25", $8.50.
Handbook to the Michael C. Carlos Museum A survey of the collections of the Museum, with over 100 objects illustrated and discussed from Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome, the Ancient Americas, Sub-saharan Africa, and the Museum's collection of European and American works of art on paper. Also includes a brief essay on the architecture of the building by its designer, Michael Graves. 1996. 151 pages, 115 color and black & white photographs. $9.95, paper.
From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny & Transformation in Roman Portraiture (edited by Eric R. Varner) This catalogue focuses on the "bad" emperors (and empresses) of Rome, exploring their legends, their personalities, and their representations in sculptures, gems, and coins. The exhibition features over fifty works of art drawn from numerous U.S. and foreign collections, including the Vatican Museums, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. 251 pages, 201 black & white photographs, 20 color plates. $29.95, softcover.
So Many Brilliant Talents: Art and Craft in the Age of Rubens (by Ronni Baer) The catalogue is a beautifully illustrated companion to the exhibition of 17th century Flemish art drawn from various Belgian Royal Collections, including representative paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and decorative arts. 1999. 209 pages, 91 color plates. $29.95, softcover.
Surrealist Vision & Technique: Drawings and Collages from the Pompidou Center and the Picasso Museum, Paris (by Clark V. Poling) Utilizing theories of the Surrealist writers, especially Andre Breton and Louis Aragon, and statements by the artists, this catalogue investigates the development of a language-based conception of the visual image. It further traces the changes effected in Surrealist art by the emergence of Georges Vataille and Salvador Dali as influential figures. 1996. 128 pages, 30 color plates, 80 black & white illustrations. $29.95, paper.
From Hannibal to Saint Augustine: Ancient Art of North Africa from the Musee du Louvre (edited by Monique Seefried Brouillet) An evocative journey through a millennium of North Africa's culturally rich and diverse past, this exhibition catalogue presents the history of North Africa from the Punic settlements of the seventh century B.C. through the Early Christian period up to the seventh century A.D. 1994. 176 pages, 32 color plates, 150 black & white illustrations. $29.95, paper.
Human Body, Human Spirit: A Portrait of Ancient Mexico (edited by Carolyn E. Tate) This exhibition catalogue examines a pre-Columbian view of the body that extends beyond mind and spirit to a link with community, ancestors, animal spirits, the natural world, and astronomical and supernatural characters. The figures reveal the human body's communication with the cycle of life and death and define various gender roles. 1993. 140 pages, 92 color plates. $29.95, paper.
Replicating History (by Bonna D. Wescoat et. al.) A guide to 19th-century plaster casts on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum and in Michael C. Carlos Hall, Emory University. Casts and models portray art and architectural forms from Egyptian, Cypriote, Near Eastern, Classical, Medieval, and Islamic monuments. 1994. 28 pages, 158 line drawings. $4.50, paper.
Beyond the Pyramids: Egyptian Regional Art from the Museo Egizio, Turin (edited by Gay Robins) A catalogue of the exhibition of art from the First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom and early 18th Dynasty outside of the royal capital at Memphis, focusing on three sites of Gebelin, Assiut, and Qaw el-Kebir. 1990. 95 pages, 95 black & white photographs, 54 color plates. $24.95, paper.
Asen: Iron Altars of the Fon Peoples of Benin (by Edna G. Bay) A brief study of the metal sculptures used in a variety of ceremonies to create sacred spaces, "a place for the communion of family members in the world of the living with those in the parallel world of the dead." 1985. 48 pages, 60 black & white photographs. $8.00, paper.
Reflections of Women in the New Kingdom: Ancient Egyptian Art from the British Museum (by Gay Robins) The catalogue of the exhibition examines the portrayal of women from elite scribal families during the New Kingdom period, c. 1550-1070 B.C. 1995. 24 pages, 30 black & white photographs. $6.50, paper.
Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar (by Giuseppe Donato and Monique Seefried) An examination of the art of perfumery in the early Roman Empire, when the Mediterranean peoples "had reached an extraordinary level of olfactory culture." Includes descriptions of ancient ingredients. 1989. 61 pages, 23 color plates. $18.95, paper.
Poets and Heroes: Scenes of the Trojan War (by Bonna D. Wescoat) A selection of scenes from decorative pottery of the Late Archaic period illustrating images from the Trojan War. A catalogue of the exhibition with epic passages from ancient Greek poetry and drama. 1986. 72 pages, 26 black & white photographs. $10.00, paper.
Radiance in Stone: Sculptures in Colored Marble from the Museum Nazionale Romano (edited by Maxwell L. Anderson and Leila Nista) Essays and sculptures illustrate the creative use of multicolored stone in Roman antiquity. A catalogue of the first exhibition devoted to the uses of colored marble in Roman sculpture. 1989. 115 pages, 29 color plates. $24.95, paper.
Roman Portraits in Context: Imperial and Private Likenesses from the Museo Nazionale Romano (by Maxwell L. Anderson and Leila Nista) A study of the original contexts of ancient portraits, "in order to give more dimension to the objects and their function in Roman society." 1988. 96 pages, 89 black & white photographs, 22 color plates. $24.95, paper.
Syracuse, the Fairest Greek City: Ancient Art from the Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi (edited by Bonna D. Wescoat) An overview of the art, beliefs, and life of the Greek colony of Syracuse, one of the most powerful cities in the classical world. 1989. 123 pages, 87 black & white photographs, 33 color plates. $24.95, paper.
The Aftermath of Impressionism: Selected Works from the Phillips Collection (edited by Marc Gotlieb) From an exhibition marking the first cooperative ventures between the Carlos Museum and The Phillips Collection, the catalogue's essays include a consideration of Duncan Phillip's legacy as a collector. 1991. 32 pages, 6 color plates, 6 black & white photographs. $6.50, paper.
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