Edited by Roberto M. Ribeiro with John W. O'Malley, S.J.

ISBN: 978-0-916101-181-7, hardcover, 172 pages / index / 8 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. / 18 images + 42 maps in color.

In the early 1700s, Jesuit missionaries in China persuaded Emperor Kangxi to employ them to map his vast empire. Thus was launched the most extensive, scientifically based cartographic undertaking in the history of the world up to that time. Jesuit Mapmaking in China tells the fascinating story of that undertaking and the story of the subsequent struggle to have the maps published. It then reproduces the maps themselves as they appeared in a pirated edition in The Hague. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the history of China, the history of the Jesuits, and the history of cartography.

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by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin.

ISBN: 978-0-916101-79-4, hardcover, viii + 238 pages / index / 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. / 207 color images.

The Netherlandish Canticum Canticorum is a late 15th-century blockbook ordinarily bound with larger, more impressive, and better known blockbooks, particularly the Biblia Pauperum and the Speculum Humanae Salvationis. An Allegory of Divine Love offers the first art-historical analysis of the Canticum Canticorum, Latin for Song of Songs, as an independent work of art of the highest caliber: rather than the end of a long Gothic tradition, it is revealed as a major work of Early Renaissance art, full of beautiful compositions, original ideas, and an intellectual challenge to a devoted, reading public.

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by Celenza, Anna Harwell & DelDonna, Anthony R.

ISBN: 978-0-916101-80-0, hardcover, 229pp + index, 33 b/w and color images.

Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America elucidates how the performing arts have played a seminal role in the cultural mission of the Society of Jesus. Drawing on unpublished archival documents, music, and dramatic texts performed in Italy and North America over the last four centuries, the volume features the work of leading scholars in Italy and the United States and offers a broad view of the Jesuits' influence on musical and theatrical practice.

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by Felix Burda-Stengel, Introduction by Hans Belting

ISBN: 978-0-916101-78-7, hardcover, 179pp + index, 95 b/w and color images.

A translation of a monograph originally published in German, this is the first book-length study in English of the Jesuit lay brother and artist Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709). The author brings together two very different art worlds -- Pozzo's baroque illusionist painting and the contemporary video art of Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, and Gary Hall -- by focusing on the observer's standpoint, perspective, and change of perspective when moving, leaving the standpoint behind and adopting another.

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Acting on Faith: The Confraternity of the Gonfalone in Renaissance Rome

by Barbara Wisch and Nerida Newbigin

ISBN: 978-0-916101-74-9, cloth hardcover, 512pp + index and bibliography, 269 color images.

This study is the first integrated, interdisciplinary work devoted to the oldest confraternity (lay religious brotherhood) in Renaissance Rome. It reconstructs the churches, chapels, ospedali, and private oratory where the brethren worshiped, as well as the festivities that enlivened them.

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The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito El arte de la pintura en Quito colonial

Edited by Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, Organized by Judy de Bustamante

ISBN: 978-0-916101-69-5, cloth hardcover with dust jacket, 352pp + index, 12.5 x 9.5 inches, 231 color images.

This bilingual edition focuses on the heritage of painting in colonial Quito with new research and new photography of previously unpublished paintings.

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Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City
Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley 1620-2020
by David R. Contosta and Carol Franklin
Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City
2010 David R. Coffin Publication Grant - Foundation for Landscape Studies
2011 Professional Award in Communications - American Society of Landscape Architects

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