Roma resurgens: papal medals from the age of the Baroque (catalogue of an exhibition held at Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, 4 March-26 April 1981; David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago, 1 July-9 August 1981; and University of Michigan Museum of Art, 22 August-11 October 1981)
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1983
(30 cm), 188 pp., illustrations. 172 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Unlike most medal catalogues, it gives for each medal not only a factual description, but also a brief essay on ‘Strike and style’, and another enlarging on the historical event or architectural monument recorded. It thus provides a unique guide to the aesthetics of the Roman baroque medal, a summary history of Papal Rome from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, and an historical review of the major architectural works of the period… the wealth of information will appeal both to specialists and to those with no particular interest in medals for their own sake” (from a review by J.M., in The Burlington Magazine, volume 128, January 1986, pp.48-49). ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.