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Baca, Murtha

Works: 51 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 7,998 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Biography  Cookbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Registers (Lists)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictures  Art  Terminology 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, Commentator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Murtha Baca
Cataloging cultural objects : a guide to describing cultural works and their images by Murtha Baca( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now for the first time, under the leadership of the Visual Resources Association, five visual and cultural heritage experts, along with scores of reviewers from varied institutions, have created a new data content standard focused on cultural materials." "This reference offers practical resources for cataloging and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of institutions - from libraries to museums to archives. These guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate metadata elements in cultural materials' catalog records will, when followed consistently, promote good descriptive cataloging and reduce redundancy." "This is a reference for museum professionals, visual resources curators, archivists, librarians, and anyone who documents cultural objects (including architecture, paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, visual media, performance art, archaeological sites, and artifacts) and their images."--Jacket
An Italian Renaissance sextet : six tales in historical context by Lauro Martines( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing the concerns of a searching historical work with a combined anthropological, demographic, and cultural slant, An Italian Renaissance Sextet shines a probing light on Italian Renaissance culture
Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1891, Pelegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print." "Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil of lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor - humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes." "This English edition features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa."--Jacket
Introduction to metadata : pathways to digital information by Murtha Baca( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Metadata, literally "data about data," provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that assist in locating, retrieving, and managing this vast and complex universe of information." "This revised edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998 and updated in an online version in 2000, provides an overview of metadata: its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to resources on the Web; a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols that can be used to publish and disseminate digital collections; and a handy glossary." "Newly added to this edition are an essay on the importance of standards-based rights metadata to the activities of cultural institutions; a section entitled "Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance"; and the latest information on metadata harvesting and the role of Google and other commercial search engines in the rapidly evolving field of digital libraries."--Jacket
Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Vittore Branca( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birthplace of Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and the powerful Medici family, Florence was also the first great banking and commercial centre of continental Europe. The city's middle-class merchants, though lacking the literary virtuosity of its most famous sons, were no less prolific as writers of account books, memoirs, and diaries. Written by ordinary men, these first-hand accounts of commercial life recorded the everyday realities of their businesses, families, and personal lives alongside the high drama of shipwrecks, plagues, and political conspiracies. Published in Italian in 1986, Vittore Branca's collection of these accounts established the importance of the genre to the study of Italian society and culture. This new English translation of Merchant Writers includes all the texts from the original Italian edition in their entirety. Moreover, it offers a gripping personal introduction to the mercantile world of medieval and Renaissance Florence."--
Introduction to art image access : issues, tools, standards, strategies by Murtha Baca( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Introduction to Art Image Access, four experts present strategies for using metadata standards and controlled vocabularies to provide accurate access to images of works of art via subject analysis and description. They also address the organization and arrangement of visual records and outline descriptive principles and methodologies. An annotated list of tools, a glossary, and a selected bibliography are included."--Jacket
The life of things, the love of things by Remo Bodei( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prehistoric stone tools, to machines, to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of their production, emerging from diverse histories, and enveloped in multiple layers of meaning, things embody ideas, emotions, and symbols of which we are often unaware. The meaning of "thing" is richer than that of "object," which is something that is manipulated with indifference or according to impersonal technical procedures. Things also differ from merchandise, objects that can be sold or exchanged or seen as status symbols. Things, in the philosophical sense, are nodes of relationships with the life of others, chains of continuity among generations, bridges that connect individual and collective histories, junctions between human civilizations and nature. Things incite us to listen to reality, to make them part of ourselves, giving fresh life to an otherwise suffocating interiority. Things also reveal the hidden aspect of a "subject" in its most secret and least explored side. Things are the repositories of ideas, emotions, and symbols whose meaning we often do not understand. In an unexpected but coherent journey that includes the visions of classic philosophers from Aristotle to Husserl and from Hegel to Heidegger, along with the analysis of works of art, Bodei addresses issues such as fetishism, the memory of things, the emergence of department stores, consumerism, nostalgia for the past, the self-portraits of Rembrandt and Dutch still-lifes of the seventeenth century. The more we are able to recover objects in their wealth of meanings and integrate them into our mental and emotional horizons, he argues, the broader and deeper our world becomes
Authority control in organizing and accessing information : definition and international experience by Barbara B Tillett( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trata do controle da lista de autoridades na organização e acesso à informação
Union list of artist names by James M Bower( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merchant writers of the Italian Renaissance( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection of tales, stories, and detailed descriptions of everyday life that Professor Vittore Branca has assembled in Merchant Writers bring to life an emerging world of businessmen and nobles who, in their lifetimes, would see the Italian city-states become the greatest force - financial, moralistic, and cultural of Renaissance Europe."--Jacket
Heidegger and the Jews : the Black notebooks by Donatella Di Cesare( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers have long struggled to reconcile Martin Heidegger's involvement in Nazism with hist status as one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. The recent publication of his "Black Notebooks" has reignited fierce debate on the subject. These thousand-odd pages of jotted observations profoundly challenge our image of the quiet philosopher's exile in the Black Forest, revealing the shocking extent of his anti-Semitism for the first time. For much of the philosophical community the "Black Notebooks" have been either used to discredit Heidegger or seen as a bibliographical detail irrelevant to his thought. yet, in this new book, the author agrees that Heidegger's "metaphysical anti-Semitism" was a central part of his philosophical project. Within the context of the Nuremberg race laws, Heidegger felt compelled to define Jewishness and its relationship to his concept of Being. The author shows that Heidegger saw the Jews as the agents of a modernity that had disfigured the spirit of the West. In a deeply disturbing extrapolation, he presented the Holocaust as both a means for the purification of Being and the Jews' own "self-destruction": a process of death on an industrialized scale that was the logical conclusion of the acceleration in technology they themselves had brought about
Categories for the description of works of art by Art Information Task Force( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines the information that descriptions of works of art should include. Identifies common vocabulary resources and descriptive practices
Leonardo : art utopia and science by Alessandro Vezzosi( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray, the photographic image by Man Ray( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to metadata : pathways to digital information( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metadata, which can be broadly defined as "data about data," refers to the searchable definitions used to locate information. Introduction to Metadata defines this little-understood concept, explains its importance and potential uses in the networked environment, and describes existing metadata standards in the field of cultural heritage information. A glossary of terms and expressions and a bibliography provide useful information for understanding this timely topic
Digital art history( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción a los metadatos vías a la informacíon digital( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aretino in Venice, 1527-1537, and La Professione del far' lettere by Murtha Baca( )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From philosophy to psychotherapy : a phenomenological model for psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis by Edwin L Hersch( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of the book cuts across a variety of theoretical and professional disciplinary approaches within the broad psychological field in demonstrating the relevance of certain philosophical issues for all of them
Pietro Mellini's inventory in verse, 1681 : a digital facsimile with translation and commentary by Pietro Mellini( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handwritten inventory of paintings in the Casa Mellini, Rome, was written by Pietro Mellini in February 1681 to his brother, Cardinal Savo Mellini, nuncio in Spain, and composed in the form of a poem in terza rima. Ninety-five paintings are listed, with measurements. Artists mentioned include Caravaggio, Raphael, and Bronzino
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Cataloging cultural objects : a guide to describing cultural works and their images
An Italian Renaissance sextet : six tales in historical contextScience in the kitchen and the art of eating wellIntroduction to metadata : pathways to digital informationIntroduction to art image access : issues, tools, standards, strategiesAuthority control in organizing and accessing information : definition and international experienceMerchant writers of the Italian Renaissance
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