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Edited by V. Noel-Johnson
Fulvio Roiter:
High-Rise New York

The present volume accompanies the exhibition curated by V. Noel-Johnson in collaboration with Fondazione Fulvio Roiter, held at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, New York, 10 September 2021 - 27 May 2022. Supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of New York and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in New York. Accompanying catalogue published by Skira, Milan (English/Italian edition).

Organised to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the present volume Fulvio Roiter: High-Rise New York is a celebration of the city and people of New York. Consisting of 60 colour photographs taken over the course of 1984-1998 by the internationally-acclaimed Italian photographer Fulvio Roiter (Meolo 1926 – Venice 2016), they collectively capture such aforementioned traits and qualities – beauty, strength, resilience and hope - with a sense of poignant immediacy and timeless elegance. They recall a New York that once was, its instantly recognisable skyline irreparably and arbitrarily altered by events that unfolded just a few years thereafter. Fulvio Roiter: High-Rise New York is not, however, a nostalgic nod to that past. As New York emerges from yet another life-changing event caused by the ongoing international pandemic of Covid-19, Roiter’s intimate portrait of New York and its inhabitants stands as a stoic reminder of life after death, of light after darkness.

Featuring texts by F. Di Michele, F. Finotti, S. Albertini, J. Roiter, and V. Noel-Johnson.

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                                         SKIRA Editore, Milan

                                         December 2021

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Edited by V. Noel-Johnson

Giorgio de Chirico:

il volto della Metafisica

(The Changing Face of Metaphysical Art)

 

 

Listed in My Modern Met's

"Top 10 of Art Books 2019"

 

Giorgio de Chirico. Il volto della Metafisica (The Changing Face of Metaphysical Art), exh. cat., curated by V. Noel-Johnson, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 30 March - 1 September 2019  (Italian and English editions).

Published on occasion of the centenary of de Chirico's so-called stylistic volte-face of 1919, this publication supports the revisionist stance that the artist's post-1918 changes in style, technique, subject matter and palette form part of a sophisticated evolution of his understanding of metaphysics: una metafisica continua.

 

Featuring revisionist essays and new research by S. Bartolena, F. Benzi, D. Ferrari, A. H. Merjian, V. Noel-Johnson and D. Spagnoletto, together with over  200 reproductions, introductory texts to the 'Catalogue of Works', illustrated biography, and a comprehensive selection of de Chirico's own essays, the publication provides an up-to-date critical appraisal about the artist's work, with the aim of overturning some of the stubborn - and often wrongly attributed - rumours that have long dogged his art. 

 

Published in March 2019

 

 

SKIRA Editore, Milan

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Victoria Noel-Johnson

De Chirico and the United Kingdom (c.1916-1978)

 

Nominated for "William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2018"

 

Following a decade's worth of research, this book establishes the fundamental role that the UK played throughout the artist’s career, as documented by over 550 documents sourced from 50 international Archives. Published in collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico  (English edition, hardback, pp. 831). 

This comprehensive and informative book is set to be an essential source of reference for any future major study of de Chirico’s place in twentieth-century art(«The Burlington Magazine», London, Aug. 2018)

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De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Published in October 2017

Maretti Editore, Falciano

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphyical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Academic consultation and editorial coordination, including transcription section.

Article:

Published in 2016

Giorgio de Chirico and Alcestis.

The story behind the portrait

 

E. Bolognesi, Alcestis: A Ferrara Love Story. Giorgio de Chirico and Antonia Bolognesi, in collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico (English edition).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2016

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Edited by B. Avanzi & V. Noel-Johnson

Picasso, de Chirico e Dalì:
Dialogo con Raffaello

 

 

Picasso, de Chirico e Dalì: Dialogo con Raffaello, exh. cat., curated by B. Avanzi and V. Noel-Johnson, MART, Rovereto, 2 May - 29 August 2021 (Italian edition).

Published on occasion of the exhibition, featuring over 100 artworks lent by prestigious international collections, the catalogue Picasso, de Chirico e Dalì: Dialogo con Raffaello constitutes the first in-depth study of how all three modern masters were inspired by Raphael in wholly different ways, the Old Master's work providing an inescapable example of grace, balance and renewed classicism. Originally organised to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death (1520-2020), the catalogue consists of eight sections, five of which are theme-based: The School of Athens, The Fire in the Borgo, Maternity: Sacred and Profane, The Marriage of the Virgin, and La Fornarina. It also features texts by V. Sgarbi, B. Avanzi, V. Noel-Johnson, L. Moni and D. Ferrari.

 

It contains reproductions of all exhibits including loans from Musée National Picasso (Paris), Musée d'Orsay (Paris), Fundaciò Gala e Salvador Dalì (Figueres), The Dalì Museum (St. Petersburg, Florida), Musée Ingres Bourdelle (Montauban), The Uffizi (Florence), Museo del Novcento (Milan), Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (Rome) and Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico (Rome).

 

Published in April 2021

 

 

Silvana Editore, Milan

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Article:

De Chirico in the René Gaffé collection & the role of E.L.T. Mesens (Brussels - London)

«Metaphysical Art. The de Chirico Journals. Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico», n. 19-20, Maretti Editore, Falciano, December 2020, pp. 43-81.

This article provides an in-depth analysis of de Chirico’s rapport with the Belgian collector, critic and patron of Belgian Surrealism, René Gaffé. By establishing Gaffé’s interest in de Chirico much earlier than previously known through correspondence with Dadaist’s Tristan Tzara, Noel-Johnson reconstructs details regarding Gaffé’s impressive collection of works by or attributed to de Chirico, which were acquired between c. 1915 and the early 1930s. Gaffé’s professional rapport with fellow Belgian E.L.T. Mesens, the gallerist and artist who championed Surrealism in both Belgium and the UK, is also explored in detail, with recently-discovered correspondence located at the Getty Research Institute (LA) shedding new light on the behind-the-scene intricacies of the Belgian-British art world, including the role Gaffé and Mesens played in The International Surrealist Exhibition (London, June 1936) and Chirico – Picasso (Zwemmer Gallery, London, July 1937), two shows that launched and subsequently helped popularise de Chirico’s Metaphysical imagery in the UK.

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in December 2020

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Article:

'Le voyant': analyse des liens entre René Gaffé et Giorgio de Chirico

 

Giorgio de Chirico. Aux origines du surréalisme belge. Magritte-Delvaux-Graverol, exh. cat., curated by L. Neve, BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons), Mons, in collaboration with Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 16 February - 2 June 2019 (French edition).

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Éditions Mardaga, Brussels

Published in February 2019

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Introductive texts for Catalogue of Works and article:

De Chirico and the Great Masters

 

Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical visions, exh. cat., curated by G. Mercurio in collaboration with V. Noel-Johnson and T. Goryacheva, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 23 April - 23 July 2017 (Russian-English and Italian editions).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysics Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Antiga Edizioni, Treviso

Published in April 2017

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Article:

De Chirico’s Formation in Florence (1910-1911): The Discovery of the B.N.C.F Library Registers

«Metaphysical Art. The de Chirico Journals. Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico», n. 11-13 (English edition); La formazione di de Chirico a Firenze (1910-1911): La scoperta dei registri della B.N.C.F, «Metafisica. Quaderni della Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico», n. 11-13 (Italian edition).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2014

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Academic consultation and editorial coordination, including transcription section.

 

Article:

Giorgio de Chirico e Alceste.

Storia di un ritratto

 

E. Bolognesi, Alceste. Una storia d’amore ferrarese. Giorgio de Chirico e Antonia Bolognesi, in collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico (Italian edition).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2015

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Article:

De Chirico e l’oggetto misterioso. “Vivere nel mondo come in un museo di stranezze”

 

Giorgio de Chirico. L’oggetto misterioso, exh. cat., curated by V. Noel-Johnson in collaboration with S. Bartolena, Il Serrone, Villa Reale, Monza, 27 September 2014 – 1 February 2015.

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Silvana Editoriale, Milan

Published in 2014

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Article:

All the world's a stage. The dechirican protagonist & his architectural surroundings (1910-1929)

 

de Chirico. O sentimento da arquitetura. Obras da Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, exh. cat., curated by M. D’Alfonso, touring exhibition in Brazil (Porto Alegre, Belvedere – Nova Lima, and São Paulo), 8 December 2011 – 20 September 2012, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, 2011.

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Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre

Published in 2011

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Academic consultation and editing of the publication:

Giorgio de Chirico. Catalogo ragionato dell'opera sacra

G. Gazzaneo and E. Pontiggia, Giorgio de Chirico. Catalogue ragionato dell'arte sacra (Giorgio de Chirico. Catalogue raisonné of his sacred art). Technical descriptions by S. Vacanti. Project by Fondazione Crocevia in collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico. 

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Silvana Editoriale, Milan

Published in 2012

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Editorial coordination of the publication:

Giorgio de Chirico. La Casa-museo

 

This publication about the de Chirico House-museum (Spanish Steps, Rome) contains a selection of essays (S. D'Angelosante, P. Picozza, A. Porcella and S. Tusi); reproductions of personal photographs conserved in Archivio Giorgio de Chirico; as well as illustrations of 60 important artworks (Fondazione de Chirico collection), each accompanied by a detailed technical description (B. D'Ambrosio and S. Vacanti) (Italian-English edition).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Electa Editore, Milan

Published in 2009

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Article:

Living Nature.

On the Threshold of Existence

 

La natura secondo de Chirico (Nature according to de Chirico), exh. cat., curated by A. Bonito Oliva, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 9 April - 11 July 2010 (English and Italian editions).

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Federico Motta Editore, Milan

Published in 2010