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Ed. Karl Borromäus Murr

Beate Passow

Monkey Business
In her series of images “Monkey Business” the artist Beate Passow portrays a mysterious fairy-tale world of political dimensions. The black and white images, which upon closer observation turn out to be sophisticated tapestries, question the ruling systems, economic structures, and political movements of contemporary Europe
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Ed. Michael Buddeberg et al.

From the Land of the Snow Lion

Tibetan Treasures from the 15th to the 20th Century
The catalogue presents for the first time the rich Tibetan artistic heritage through the collection of Michael and Justyna Buddeberg: carpet manufacture, craftwork in metal and the manufacture of furniture. Previously neglected aspects of everyday Tibetan culture are explored and make the catalogue an essential starting point for further research.  
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Monika Kopplin
The Museum of Lacquer Art has what is probably the most important collection of Russian lacquer wares outside Russia. The works of art date to the period between the early nineteenth century and the 1950s, providing an extensive overview of the development of this flourishing art and craft. Monika Kopplin highlights the extraordinary variety of decorative techniques as well as the many stylistic features. The history and art history of Russia are reflected in the small format of the lacquer ...
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Ed. Walter Grasser et al.

Precious Cufflinks

From Pablo Picasso to James Bond
They are one of the highlights of the world of jewellery. From the rectangular to the round and rounded: Cufflinks are timeless eye catchers. Those who adorn their shirt sleeves with such works of art can be sure to attract attention. This knowledgeable publication introduces readers to the world of cufflinks, tracing their story and showing rare designs.
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Images Take Flight

Feather Art in Mexico and Europe 1400–1700
This widely anticipated book offers the first systematic study of feather mosaics created in New Spain in the context of a broader creative exchange between Mesoamerican and European aesthetics and materials.
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Minh Häusler

The Fusion of Flora and Art
In Minh Häusler’s oeuvre art and nature come together to form an unusual symbiosis. The floral creations made by the photographer and master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana mesmerise the viewer with their clear and simultaneously powerful formal language, which allows the natural beauty of the flowers and blossoms to fully unfold.
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Ed. Röbbig München

Meissen Snuffboxes

of the eighteenth century
Powdered tobacco, originally used in Europe as a medicine, became a fashionable  stimulant in high society during the eighteenth century. Precious little containers, known as tabatières (snuffboxes), were important accessories for elegant ladies and gentlemen. The publication presents 124 of the finest snuffboxes.
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Ed. Gabriel Mayer

Franz Mayer of Munich

Architecture, Glass, Art Englische-Cover Ausgabe
Franz Mayer of Munich is one of the world’s foremost studios for mosaics and stained glass. Founded in 1847, it is dedicated to the restoration of historic works, as well as the execution of contemporary projects for artists and architecture from around the world. It is justly known for its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality.
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Clifford Ross

Through the Looking Glass
Multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover a world bound only by the imagination, much like in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. Images are reversed and landscapes reimagined. Ross uses old and new methods to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality, presenting his own digital vision.
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Ed. Gabriel Mayer et al.

Mayer'sche Hofkunstanstalt

Architektur, Glas, Kunst
Die Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt in München ist eine einzigartige Kunstwerkstatt. Seit 1847 werden hier die ungewöhnlichsten und innovativsten Techniken der Glas- und Steinbearbeitung zur Umsetzung künstlerischer Ideen entwickelt und als Werke von Weltrang realisiert.
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Ed. Katharina Eisch-Angus et al.

Erwin Eisch

Clouds have been my foothold all along – glass and paintings
Erwin Eisch, a pioneer of the international Studio Glass movement, has helped establish the medium in Europe. His distinctively distorted glass vessels and imaginative sculptures of mould-blown glass challenge the distinctions between art forms and between realism and abstraction.
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Max Seidel
Nicola and Giovanni Pisano – father and son – are the most important makers of Italian Gothic sculpture. Their pulpits (1260 –1311) in Pisa, Siena and Pistoia are materpieces of European sculpture and continue to amaze viewers.
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Ed. Claudia Brink et al.

The Dream of a King

Dresden's Green Vault
Dresden’s Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) enjoys world renown as the largest collection of treasures in Europe and one of its richest. Although the private collections of the Electors of Saxony were begun in the 16th century, between 1723 and 1729 the Elector Augustus the Strong built a museum to house these treasures and opened them to the public – unprecedented in the Baroque period.
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Ed. Daniel Blau et al.

Fish Hooks of the Pacific Islands

A pictorial guide to the fish hooks from the peoples of the Pacific Islands
The fish hook derives its form from its practical intention - to catch a fish. But in cultures where fishing is and always has been a main livelihood, the crafting of fish hooks becomes an Art. This volume features more than 600 fish hooks used by the peoples of the Pacific Islands, with life-size illustrations and accompanying texts.
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Ed. David Knipp

Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting 1100–1300

Römische Studien der Bibliotheca Hertziana, Band 36
The painted ivories of Norman Sicily count among the most original creations known from medieval Palermo. These small, lavishly decorated objects reveal the fascination of the Norman kings for Islamic art and culture. This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to the Sicilian ivories since 1939. The text, drawn from proceedings of an international conference held in Berlin in 2007, contains essays by Marianne Barrucand, Jonathan Bloom, Anthony Cutler, Thomas Dittelbach, Erica ...
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Achim Bunz

Buddha in the Yurt

Buddhist Art from Mongolia English-Russian Edition
Buddhist art became an integral part of the life of the Buddhist believer when Tantric Buddhism first reached Mongolia in the 17th century. Not only images of Buddha moved through the pasturelands along with the nomads, but also numerous refined images of arhats, Tibetan masters, Indian siddhas, bodhisattvas and personal and protective deities.
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Gerhard Röbbig

Cabinet Pieces

The Meissen Porcelain Birds of Johann Joachim Kändler
The Meissen figures, groups, animals and birds of the first half of the eighteenth century constitute not only a unique chapter in European ceramics but also a multi-faceted portrait of a society marked by humour, tolerance, scientific curiosity, and interest in all fields of art. Amongst the most original and beautiful artistic creations of this period are the porcelain birds modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler.
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special edition
Samuel Wittwer

The Gallery of Meissen Animals

Augustus the Strong's Menagerie for the Japanese Palace in Dresden Englische Ausgabe
In 1731, the elector-king Augustus the Strong of Saxony commissioned the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen to create several hundred life-size porcelain birds and other animals to adourn the Japanese Palace in Dresden. By January 1736, 412 birds and 160 quadrupeds had been delivered His Majesty.
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Wolfgang Steiner

Reverse Paintings on Glass

100 unpublished reverse paintings on glass, from 1550 to 1850
This is the first-ever art book to focus on the fascinating subject of reverse paintings on glass and the prints on which they were based. It takes the reader on a remarkable journey across three hundred years of this craft, from 1550 to 1850, presented along with the corresponding engravings.
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Ed. Christoph Wagner

Johannes Itten

Catalogue raisonné Vol.III. Documents and Sources on the Biography. Graphic Work, Sculpture, Tapestries, Furniture. 1888-1967
The Swiss artist Johannes Itten (1888–1967) was not only a pioneering art theorist and a prominent teacher at the Bauhaus, but he also left an extensive and wide-ranging oeuvre which is only known in part today. The lavishly illustrated catalogue raisonné covers comprehensively and presents an appropriate appreciation of the entire range of his artistic oeuvre.
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Ed. Thomas Zuhr

All the Beauty at Hand

A Brief History of Hirmer Publishers
This attractively designed publication documents the work of Hirmer Verlag during the past 65 years. Since 1948 a total of over 1,100 titles have appeared under this brand name. True to the motto “Art books that set standards,” the publishers have always worked in the service of art, upholding their determination to maintain the very highest quality. A book about those who make books and those who sell them, about book art and art books, about partnership with museums and loyalty ...
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Ed. Patricia Frick et al.
Monika Kopplin is leaving and going into retirement after almost thirty years as the Director of the Museum for Lacquer Art. She has contributed in no small measure to the international reputation of the institution. To mark the occasion, the special volume “Lacquer Friends of the World” presents 24 artists from 8 nations who have accompanied her over the years.
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Alexandra Palmer

Christian Dior

History and Modernity, 1947-1957
Arguably the most famous fashion designer of the 20th century, Christian Dior’s feminine fashions were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world. This new publication by ROM Press explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of World War II. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the revolutionary “New Look” swept away the wartime masculine silhouette making ...
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Ed. Ina Ewers-Schultz et al.

Tailored For Freedom

The Artistic Dress in 1900 in Fashion, Art, and Society
Seen as an expression of individuality and personality, fashion around 1900 became a synonym for the physical and social emancipation of women and progressed to become an object of artistic interest. The clothes designs of famous artists like Heinrich Vogeler, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann and Sonia Delaunay reveal both a new aesthetic and a new attitude to the role of women.
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Ed. Heinz Kress et al.

Japan in miniature

A Gift of Inrō, Ojime und Netsuke
The private collection of 80 inrō, ojime and netsuke presented here was donated to the Museum for Lacquer Art in 2017. The wealth of objects reproduces plants and animals with symbolic significance, literary subjects, historical scenes and famous landscape scenarios – and thus presents an image of Japan in miniature.
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