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Ed. Mark Dean Johnson et al.

Contraption

Rediscovering California Jewish Artists
The first book to examine the achievements of California artists of Jewish descent, "Contraption" illustrates how sixteen artists use the metaphor of the machine to understand and depict how the individual aligns his or her identity with the workings of an at times incomprehensible social system. The compelling works showcased in this catalog illuminate the humor and drama of a century on the West coast.
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Ed. Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich

Praised and Ridiculed

French Painting 1820-1880
In the juxtaposition of so-called “Salon painters” and “Reformers of painting” this volume offers a discriminating look at the controversial styles in French painting between 1820 and 1880 and the developments within the traditional genres.
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Ed. Kunstmuseum Bern et al.
Otto Dix, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde, Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky and Claude Monet – when over 1,000 artworks by outstanding artists of the modern era appeared on the scene in 2012, the find was celebrated as a sensation, though the suspicion that it might be art looted by the Nazis also reared its head. This extensive, lavishly illustrated publication documents for the first time a selection of works from the estate of the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt and examines the ...
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Ed. Filiz Çakır Phillip

Arts of the East

Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection
The Bruschettini Foundation is world-renowned for its collection of Islamic and Asian art. This fine publication reproduces a fascinating selection of 13th- to 17th-century carpets, textiles, polychrome Iznik wares, paintings, and precious inlaid metalwork chosen from the collection, revealing the enduring allure of Islamic masterpieces.
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Ed. ARRI

The Filmmaker's View

100 Years of ARRI
“The best just got better” is how the new ARRI camera is advertised, and indeed the slogan is a perfect summary of the career of the company. To mark the centenary 100 famous film makers describe their experiences with ARRI – a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes and an entertaining journey from the era of celluloid to the age of digital films.
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The so-called chasuble of Thomas Becket (1118–1170) is one of the most magnificent medieval textiles in the Mediterranean region. Richly decorated with ornaments, fabulous animals and figures in lavish gold embroidery with Arabic inscriptions, this precious liturgical garment provides impressive proof of the re-utilisation of the Islamic arts in the Christian world.
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Ed. Joanne Northrup
From Alaska to the West Coast of North America, through Central America and down to Colombia; the region extends across vast distances, and its history, culture and the artists living there are equally full of contrasts and yet often very similar. “Unsettled” illuminates through some 200 artworks their creative approach in this tension field from the Pre-Columbian period to the modern age.
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Ed. Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Framing Community

Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present
Founded in 1947 on the shared belief in humanist values, the Magnum photo agency has mostly focused on a transient world in times of unrest, collapsing social structures and polarising politics. This volume is being published to mark the 70th anniversary of the agency. A careful selection of images from this cooperative photo agency sheds new light on Magnum according to one important theme: community.
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Ed. Donna Gustafson et al.

Subjective Objective

A Century of Social Photography
Generously illustrated with photographs from early twentieth century reformers to contemporary artists, this collection of essays re-examines the genre of social documentary photography through the shifting lens of photographic objectivity, modes of dissemination, and the passions animating documentary projects.
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Ed. Wolfgang Felten
“Art is art and everything else is everything else.” With this quotation after Ad Reinhardt, Wolfgang Felten hit the nail squarely on the head: art obeys its own rules. The author and photographer have joined together in a unique illustrated book to show this without surrendering the visual to the argumentative.
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