SELECT PUBLICATIONS

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

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

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)

De Chirico Metafisica Metaphysical Surrealism Noel-Johnson

Published in October 2017

Maretti Editore, Falciano

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).

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2015

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.

Silvana Editoriale, Milan

Published in 2014

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. 

Silvana Editoriale, Milan

Published in 2012

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).

Éditions Mardaga, Brussels

Published in February 2019

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).

Antiga Edizioni, Treviso

Published in April 2017

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).

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2016

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).

Maretti Editore, Falciano

Published in 2014

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.

Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre

Published in 2011

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).

Electa Editore, Milan

Published in 2009

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).

Federico Motta Editore, Milan

Published in 2010

© Victoria Noel-Johnson, 2020

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