A.C.I., Art Catalogue Index
Catalogues Raisonnés of Artists 1780-2008
Edited by Marc Blondeau, Thierry Meaudre. Introduction by Rainer Michael Mason.
An indispensable art historical reference in an easy-to-manage pocket-sized volume, Art Catalogue Index (A.C.I.) provides a comprehensive list of catalogues raisonnés and information on artists born from 1780 to the present. Beginning in 1780--with the birth of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, who would be appointed, in 1834, as Director of the French Academy in Rome, in the wake of political turmoil resulting from the French Revolution of 1789 abolished the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, helping to usher in the Modern period--this concise and well-designed volume presents works in alphabetical order by artist and then by medium, facilitating clear and rapid access to information. The book is published by the independent Geneva consultants Blondeau Fine Art Services, which has a reference library of more than 10,000 titles, including over 500 catalogues raisonnés, monographs and auction catalogues, and the French bookseller Thierry Meaudre.