Belloli, Andrea P. A. 1947–
BELLOLI, Andrea P. A. 1947–
PERSONAL: Born November 16, 1947, in NY; daughter of Willi (an attorney) and Selma (an art historian; maiden name, Podnus) Pfeiffenberger; children: Sabina E. Aran. Education: Vassar College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1968; University of California—Los Angeles, M.A., 1976.
ADDRESSES: Home and office—5 Hosford House, 48 Devonshire Rd., London SE23 3SU, England.
CAREER: Managing editor and editor-in-chief at various museums, including Detroit Institute of Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978–92; Macmillan Publishers, London, England, editor, 1992–93; Prestel-Verlag, New York, NY, and London, editorial director and consulting editor, 1993–.
MEMBER: International Association of Art Museum Publishers (chair, 1991–92), London Library.
AWARDS, HONORS: Charles Montgomery Prize; George Wittenborn Award; Parenting magazine Certificate of Excellence, 1994, for Make Your Own Museum: An Activity Package for Children.
Oriental Ceramics from the Collection of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennan Williams, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI), 1980.
(Editor) A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), 1984.
(With E. Savage-Smith) Islamicate Celestial Globes, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC), 1986.
(Editor) The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections, J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, CA), 1986.
(Editor) Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition Commemorating Michigan Statehood, 1837–1987, Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI), 1987.
Guide to the Museum and Its Gardens, J. Paul Getty Museum (Santa Monica, CA), 1990.
Make Your Own Museum: An Activity Package for Children, illustrated by Keith Godard, J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, CA), 1994.
(Editor and translator) Doris Kutschbach, The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue, Prestel (New York, NY), 1996.
(Editor) Daniel Libeskind, Radix-Matrix: Architecture and Writings, Prestel (New York, NY), 1997.
Exploring World Art, J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.
Advisory board member, History of Photography, 1992–93.
SIDELIGHTS: Andrea P. A. Belloli has written and edited numerous works about art, including guidebooks to the J. Paul Getty Museum and catalogs to exhibitions, such as Oriental Ceramics from the Collection of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennan Williams and Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition Commemorating Michigan Statehood, 1837–1987. Belloli addressed a young audience with her books Make Your Own Museum: An Activity Package for Children and Exploring World Art. In the latter, she attempts to make children aware of connections between everyday life and the world of art. Forty objects from various cultures illustrate chapters titled "World of Nature," "Time and Space," "Daily Life," "History and Myth," and "Other Worlds." Links are forged between seemingly dissimilar objects; for example, an Egyptian mummy is shown with an Eskimo mask, illustrating a common belief in spirits. Quilts, calendars, sculptures, portraits, and carvings are some of the other objects that show the functions art has in the world and society. A world map and global timeline help to inform readers about the time and place each artifact originated. School Arts reviewer Ken Marantz praised Exploring World Art for its "thoughtful questions that help readers draw connections between art and their own lives." Linda Zoppa, a contributor to School Library Journal, cited Exploring World Art as "interesting and attractive" as well as "worthwhile." Booklist writer Linda Perkins concluded, "This tour of world art introduces a remarkable variety of media and images" that work together to form "an enlightening introduction to art appreciation."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Belloli, Andrea P. A., Exploring World Art, J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.
Booklist, January 1, 2000, Linda Perkins, review of Exploring World Art, p. 890; December 15, 2000, Gillian Engberg, review of Exploring World Art, p. 811.
Publishers Weekly, October 17, 1994, review of Make Your Own Museum: An Activity Package for Children, p. 79.
School Arts, February, 2001, Ken Marantz, review of Exploring World Art, p. 60.
School Library Journal, January, 1995; January, 1998, Judith Glover, review of The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue, p. 102; April, 2000, Linda Zoppa, review of Exploring World Art, p. 145.
Voice of Youth Advocates, February, 1995.