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.
The precise details in the works of Otto Marseus van Schrieck, the inventor of the sottobosco still life, fascinate viewers to this day. For the first time the artist is now being shown within the context of his contemporaries, revealing an unknown side of the Golden Century of Netherlandish painting and the beauty of still life, as well as the fascination of the dark, the hidden and the uncanny.
In addition to the accompanying book we shall also be publishing a short guide which spotlights the five chapters of the exhibition and presents their most important exhibits: The Reformations of the 16th Century; The Development of a Lutheran State Church in Sweden 1500–1750; The Diversity of Protestantism in the United States 1600–1900; and Encounters and Dialog in Present-Day South Korea and Tanzania.
Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) is known for inventions and engineering challenges that were ahead of his time such as the construction of the first Russian oil-pipeline and the invention of oil-cracking. Shukhovs pioneering structural works, such as hanging roofs and hyperbolic lattice towers, relate to the most cited examples of advanced engineering design from the turn of the 20th century.
In many cultures lines take centre stage in art and science, in writing, drawing and construction. This publication explores the fascination and power of the phenomenon of the line from the point of view of various academic disciplines ranging from the history of art to philosophy and the history of science.
Approximately one billion units of accommodation will need to be built worldwide over the course of the next twenty years. Houses as we know them today will no longer be economically or ecologically affordable in the future. How, then, should these dwellings look? The author introduces international examples that also stand for a new architectural outlook.
From September 1814 to June 1815, Vienna was the undisputed center of Europe. As the Congress of Vienna convened, the city saw an unprecedented gathering of crowned heads and their ambassadors. Among them were a tsar, an emperor, and no fewer than five kings as the leaders of Europe attempted to remake the continent in the wake of the Napoleonic wars. And while the diplomats worked during the day, in the evening, Viennese society blossomed: there were balls, parties, sleigh rides, receptions, ...
This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the relationship between alchemy and art, bringing together key artworks that take alchemy as their inspiration: from the enigmatic paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder to contemporary works by Anish Kapoor. It includes recent studies by internationally renowned scientists.
The Artistic Patronage of the Papacy 1198 - 1304Römische Forschungen der Bibliotheca Hertziana, Band 33
This book gathers 13th century art commissioned by Roman popes and cardinals and provides a remarkable insight into the sociology of late medieval artistic practice. It traces how the church's governing body, the Roman Curia, imported art works from Europe to the Latium region and illustrates their enormous impact on Roman culture.
Athenaia, 4Topography and History from Prehistoric Times until the End of Antiquity
Im März 2009 veranstaltete in Loutraki die 37. Ephorie für Prähistorische und Klassische Altertümer in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Direktorat für Prähistorische und Klassische Altertümer des griechischen Kulturministeriums und dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Athen die internationale Konferenz, deren Titel dieser Band trägt und bei der Ergebnisse von Forschungen vorgestellt wurden, die einerseits von internationalen Forschungsinstituten und in der ...
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 ...
21 Beiträge namhafter Experten behandeln die Genese des Raumtyps Galerie und dessen Funktionen ebenso wie literarische und bildliche Galeriedarstellungen. Anhand von Beispielen aus ganz Europa aus dem Zeitraum 1400 –1800 werden nationale Bau- und Ausstattungstraditionen sowie deren Wechselwirkungen aufgezeigt.
Scholars around the world are researching the degree to which colour was employed in classical and medieval sculpture. Their numerous activities and projects were most recently presented and debated at an international colloquium held in the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt. The current contributions of 20 internationally known scholars are brought together in this richly illustrated book in English.
Ein deutsch-japanisches Forschungsprojekt widmete sich der nur noch selten erhaltenen ursprünglichen Farbigkeit von Figurenfassungen und stellt als Ergebnis in diesem Band Skulpturen des Barock und Rokoko der japanischen Skulpturenpolychromie gegenüber.
Der vorliegende Band stellt Kinderskulpturen des 4. bis 1. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. aus dem Nationalmuseum Athen vor. Das bisher meist unpublizierte Material vertritt die attische plastische Tradition der Zeit.
Die Autorin geht dem Ursprung des archaischen Heiligtums nach. Die enorme Anzahl an Terrakotta-Statuetten läßt auf einen der populärsten Kultplätze des mykenischen Griechenland schließen. Im Vergleich mit anderen Kulturzentren zeigt sich, daß die Gottheit besonders als »Kourothropos«, Amme und Hüterin von Kindern, verehrt wurde.
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 ...
James Loeb (1867–1933), the son of a German-Jewish banker in New York, followed his artistic and art historical inclinations and used his tremendous financial wealth for the purpose of cultural and social philanthropism. This publication examines the patron’s life and work and outlines his scholarly achievements.
Two of the most important Spanish sculptors of the sixteenth century and their work in Naples can be found here together in an opulent art book. During the period between 1513 and 1518, Bartolomé Ordóñez and Diego de Siloé from Burgos in Castile made the southern Italian city blossom into one of the most important European centres of marble sculpture.
The Lansdowne Collection once included 100 classical sculptures. It was essentially started by Gavin Hamilton (1723–1798), one of the most successful British explorers of the sites of antiquity during the 18th century. His enthusiasm and his acute aesthetic judgement inspired his patrons to assemble the collection for the specially designed gallery in Lansdowne-House.
Does a mystic, divine formula lie behind everything that is beautiful? For centuries the golden mean has been a subject of endless fascination. The ratio of the proportion can be seen in Nature; it runs through artistic design processes and it affects our perception of our surroundings. But how much of this apparent “world formula” is true, and how much of it is myth?
Networks of Knowledge in the Landscape Painting of the 17th Century
In 17th century Europe, art, science and technology were deeply intertwined. Mapping Spaces traces the multifaceted relationship between the disciplines. For this groundbreaking interdisciplinary research project, more than 40 renowned scholars have examined the influence of scientific thought on Dutch landscape art around 1650.