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Ed. Andreas Braun

BMW i

Visionary Mobility
Electro-mobility is the number one topic when it comes to our mobility in the future. What does the vision of BMW, Germany’s main pioneer in the field, look like? For the first time providing extensive insight into BMW’s workshop of ideas, this volume presents the multi-faceted concept for sustainable and visionary mobility right up to autonomous driving.
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Wolfgang Meisenheimer

Marcel Chassot

Architecture and Photography — Amazement as Visual Culture
Assembling buildings designed by modern star architects from Tadao Andō to Peter Zumthor, this photography book is a total-work-of-art: its felicitous interplay of brilliant architectural photography, exquisite book design, and texts approaching the subject from the angle of the history of thought places Marcel Chassot’s imagery within European cultural history.
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Ed. Jürgen B. Tesch

Eran Shakine

A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew Knocking on Heaven’s Door 2nd Revised Edition
Muslims, Christians and Jews have a great deal in common. In his new large-format oilstick drawings Eran Shakine shows them appearing together as an indistinguishable trio in actions that are both profound and humorous. He thus reveals both the diversity and the similarity of the three and shows his own highly individual view of these three world religions.
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Christine Giviskos

Set in Stone

Lithography in Paris, 1815 - 1900 Prints and Posters from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection
In the early 19th century, artists and printers embraced the new medium of lithography, an innovative method to mass-produce and distribute images. Known for its collection of French prints and posters, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University has rich holdings of lithographs made over the course of the 1800s, including examples from lithography’s early years in Paris to iconic colour posters from the 1890s.
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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 catalogue 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, Vasily 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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Ed. Gero Seelig et al.

Medusa's Menagerie

Otto Marseus van Schrieck and the Scholars
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.
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Ed. Georg Lechner et al.
The 300th birthday of Empress Maria Theresia provides an opportunity to examine her outstanding interest in the fine arts. At the invitation of the reforming monarch a large number of painters, sculptors and other artists in Austria and abroad found a wealth of work opportunities. Correspondingly, this era has left its mark on the countries of the former Habsburg monarchy to this day.
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We use money every day in the form of banknotes, coins or credit on our bank account. We pay online on the internet, take out loans and save money on bank accounts. But what is money really? Where does it come from? Who controls the banks? What are the tasks of a central bank and how does monetary policy work?
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Ed. Art Centre Basel et al.

New Museums

Intentions, Expectations, Challenges
The past decade was characterised by a real museum boom which persists today. Throughout the world museums have been built that are as unique as the art they contain, and the process continues. This volume assembles approximately 15 of these museums, designed and realised by the who’s who of the architect scene.
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Ed. Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt

Luther!

95 Treasures - 95 People
Martin Luther changed the world. He inspired and provoked people, and he moved them and repulsed them – but he left no one cold. The volume invites the reader to study Luther at close quarters, to accompany him in his existential search and to enquire into his lasting importance for the present and the future.
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Ed. Art Centre Basel et al.

MUSÉES DU XXIe SIÈCLE

VISIONS, AMBITIONS, DÉFIS
The past decade was characterised by a real museum boom which persists today. Throughout the world museums have been built that are as unique as the art they contain, and the process continues. This volume assembles approximately 15 of these museums, designed and realised by the who’s who of the architect scene.
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Ed. Maya Vinitsky

3.5 Square Meters

Constructive Responses to Natural Disasters
Natural disasters and their consequences dominate the news almost on a daily basis. Quick-impact preventive and aid measures are essential for the victims to survive. This volume presents a selection of projects which demonstrate impressively how both cutting-edge technology and locally available materials and resources can be used for this purpose.  
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Ed. Deutsches Historisches Museum

Short Exhibition Guide: The Luthereffect

Protestantism - 500 Years in the World
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.  
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Ed. Deutsches Historisches Museum

The Luther Effect

Protestantism - 500 Years in the World
To mark the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this opulent volume invites the reader to embark on a journey through the world and across a period of time that extends across five centuries and four continents: It describes in detail the global diversity and history of the effects – and also the conflict potential – of Protestantism between the cultures.
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Ed. Evelyn Bergner et al.

Werner Graeff

Recollections Of A Bauhaus Artist
Werner Graeff – painter, graphic artist, typographer, photographer and sculptor – is an important Bauhaus artist and a significant representative of Constructivism in Germany. Prompted by his friend Mies van der Rohe he wrote his moving autobiography “Hürdenlauf durch das 20. Jahrhundert” (The Obstacle Race of the 20th century), which this volume publishes for the first time with a representative selection of texts.
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Ed. Bernhard Maaz

Les pinacothèques de Bavière

Trésors et musées des Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Französische Ausgabe
Die Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen genießen Weltruhm. Jahr für Jahr strömen Besucher aus allen Ländern in die Pinakotheken Münchens. Doch wissen die Wenigsten, dass sich der hochkarätige Bestand dieser einzigartigen Sammlung weit über die Stadt hinaus erstreckt. Dieser attraktive Band führt nun erstmals durch alle 19 Galerien der Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Bayern.
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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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Ed. Sabine Grabner et al.

Is that Biedermeier?

Amerling, Waldmüller and more
This volume illustrates the development of art in Central Europe from 1830–1860 – a period which begins in the age of Biedermeier but extends well beyond it. It shows by means of a selection of representative works how art at this time developed independently and was not restricted to the historical Biedermeier era.
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One Day in Life

A Concert Project by Daniel Libeskind and the Alte Oper Frankfurt
Daniel Libeskind likes to re-define spaces and to disrupt thought patterns – and at the same time he cherishes a great love of music. Reason enough for the Alte Oper Frankfurt to invite the architect and town planner to think freely about the performance of music and concerts. The result is a concert project which will make the entire city echo with the sounds of music for an entire weekend.
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Ed. Andreas Braun
BMW will be holding its centenary celebrations in March 2016. Innovative technology, dynamism and sporting elegance – the vehicles of the world-famous manufacturer with its headquarters in Munich have been writing automobile and motorcycle history since 1916. This volume tells of the fascinating success of the company in lively prose and with numerous photographs. 
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Stephan Lessenich et al.
Roland Fischer was inspired by the current political and social events relating to the topic of refugees to create a collective portrait consisting of over 1,000 separate photographs. Central questions about identity and solidarity, which are the subject of discussion in the socio-political debate, are raised and treated in an artistic manner.
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Ed. Joshua I. Cohen et al.

The Expanded Subject

New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa
From 19th-century studio practice through the independence era, African photography has best been known for modes of portraiture that crystallize the sitter’s identity and social milieu. Even portraits by contemporary artists are often interpreted as windows into African realities. This exhibition reconsiders African contemporary photographic portraiture by presenting four practitioners whose concerns range well beyond questions of social identity. Sammy Baloji, Mohamed Camara, ...
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Between 1847 and 1935 the Maya on the Yucatán peninsula rebelled against their oppression and were eventually defeated by Mexican troops. The Canadian photographer Serge Barbeau has visited the descendants of those Maya rebels. This volume reproduces in oversize format his expressive portraits documenting their desire for independence.  
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Ed. Niels Lehmann et al.

Fragments of Metropolis Berlin

Expressionist Heritage in Berlin 2nd Revised Edition
Fresh from their success with "Modernism London Style", hailed by The Financial Times on 29.6.13 as 'this gorgeous photographic survey', photographer Niels Lehmann and editor Christoph Rauhut present their latest exciting project. "Fragments of Metropolis" documents all the remaining Expressionist buildings in Berlin, arguably the movement’s most important architectural centre.
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Ed. Andreas Hemmerle et al.
A century of works history: the e-book extends across 272 pages from the beginnings of the Otto Works in 1913 to the latest investments, which will enable the works to reposition themselves in important areas by 2018. The authors sketch a fascinating picture of this unique production location of the world famous BMW brand.
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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. Bernhard Maaz

The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria

Treasures and Locations of the Bavarian State Painting Collections
The Bavarian State Painting Collections are world famous. Every year visitors from every corner of the globe flock to the Pinakotheken in Munich. But few of them realise that the high-quality stocks of this unique collection extend far beyond the city boundaries. This attractive volume now leads visitors for the first time through all 19 galleries of the State Painting Collections in Bavaria.
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Ed. Marzia Faietti et al.
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.
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Ed. Alexander Klar

The Art Collections

Museum Wiesbaden
The Museum Wiesbaden is one of three important Hessian state museums and holds world-class collections in the fields of art and natural history. This volume provides the first-ever lavishly illustrated introduction to the museum’s art collections, which span the period from the Middle Ages to contemporary art with an emphasis on the art of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
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Ed. Sabine Grabner et al.

Europe in Vienna

The Congress of Vienna 1814/1815
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, ...
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Ed. Hilke Thode-Arora

From Samoa with Love?

Samoan Travellers in Germany 1895-1911. Retracing the Footsteps
From 1895 to 1911 Samoans, many of high social status, travelled to Germany as part of Völkerschauen (anthropological displays). For the Samoans, this was the only opportunity to establish political ties to the colonial power. For the viewers, the Völkerschauen offered entertainment and the possibility to satisfy a longing for exotic worlds.
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Ed. Sabine Breitwieser et al.

Art-Histories

Art-Histories
Art-Histories sets out to broaden our understanding of history by looking at it through artefacts and their histories and works of art and the histories they tell. It takes a broad perspective, looking at art that reflects on history and contemporary events as well as its own involvement. The works examined span the period from the sixteenth century to the present.
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Ed. Toni Stooss

Focus on Photography

The Fotografis Bank Austria Collection Englische Ausgabe
Fotografis, Bank Austria’s unique collection of international historical photographs, traces the development of photography from its beginnings as an artistic medium to the 1970s. The focus of this publication is a selection of these world famous photographs, which are kept at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.
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Ed. Hans-Michael Koetzle

Kennedy in Berlin

50th Anniversary Englische Ausgabe
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Berlin in June 1963, Kennedy in Berlin captures the event in a series of hitherto unpublished photographs by Ulrich Mack. Technically superb, Mack’s photographs feature both the great set pieces of the visit, and candid, unscripted and personal moments in stunning close-up.
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Ulrich Mack

John F. Kennedy, Departure with the Air Force One, Berlin-Tegel, 1963
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Berlin in June 1963, Kennedy in Berlin captures the event in a series of hitherto unpublished photographs by Ulrich Mack. Technically superb, Mack’s photographs feature both the great set pieces of the visit, and candid, unscripted and personal moments in stunning close-up.
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special edition

Schloss Herrenhausen

Architecture - Gardens - Intellectual History
In 2009, Hamburg-based architectural firm Jastrzembski Kotulla began reconstructing the majestic Herrenhausen Palace, which was levelled in World War II, and restoring it in line with a design by royal builder George Ludwig Friedrich Laves. Known until now for its magnificent baroque gardens alone, Herrenhausen Palace and Gardens will soon be restored to their full original glory.
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Ed. Thomas Herzog et al.

Engineering Design

Made in Wuhan – China
Wuhan is considered the engineering centre of China. Its 10 million inhabitants enjoy impressive buildings in an area famous for the massive Three Gorges Dam development. Wuhan’s other ambitious projects include power plants, tunnels and bridges, playing an important role in projecting China’s ideas on its identity and power.
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Ed. Elisabeth Leopold et al.

Nude Men

from 1800 to the present day
Once firmly accepted social concepts such as “body”, “masculinity” and “nudity” have become less concrete over the past few decades. This volume presents an enthralling expedition into art history, tracing representations of naked men from the Age of Enlightenment to the present day.
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Ed. Christoph Rauhut

Modernism London Style

The Art Deco Heritage
»Modernism London Style« chronicles the creativity of the architects and designers of the period, as well as the currents in the city’s culture that helped shape their work. Architecture scholar Adam Caruso sheds light on the key features of the Art Deco style and architectural historian Christoph Rauhut and photographer Niels Lehmann capture the architectural Art Deco heritage of London in a photographic tour.
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Bernd Pappe et al.

Miniatures

From the Time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection
The Tansey miniatures, now housed in the Bomann Museum in Celle, form one of the most significant collections of European miniature paintings. »Miniatures from the time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection« is the fifth book in a series exploring this collection by key periods; 168 works, mostly by French artists, are examined in actual size using the  outstanding photographs of Birgitt Schmedding.
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Ed. Jutta Götzmann

Frederick and Potsdam

A City is Born
When Frederick the Great (1712–1786) ascended the throne of Prussia, Potsdam was a small provincial town. By the end of his reign, it had become one of the most beautiful German royal residences. This book, produced on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great, shows the city’s rapid rise and the special relationship between the king and Potsdam.
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Astrid Bähr et al.
Home to five museums, including the Old and New Museums, the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum, and the Pergamon Museum, Berlin’s Museum Island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 and represents nearly two hundred years of museum history.
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Ed. Generaldirektion der Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

The Fashion Monkey

A staged promenade through the Neues Palais
Frederick the Great’s 1742 play Le Singe de la Mode was staged as a promenade through the Neues Palais in Potsdam on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the king’s birth. This special publication provides insights into the circumstances surrounding this play and contains many illustrations of the production.
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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. Fondation Cartier für zeitgenössische Kunst

Vodun

African Voodoo
In the late 1960s, Jacques Kerchache, an artistic advisor and curator of exhibitions, recognised the aesthetic potency and stunning originality of voodoo statuary and its forms. During his first trips to the birthplace of voodoo, now known as the Republic of Benin, he began to bring together what has become the most significant existing collection of African voodoo statuary.
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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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Do or Die

Auf Leben und Tod The Human Condition in Painting and Photography; Teutloff meets Wallraf
The glamour and misery of mankind are at the heart of this book, but it also addresses the tradition and the renewal of the human image. Significant photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries engage in a sometimes surprising dialogue with Masters of European painting from the late Middle Ages to the 19th century.
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Sydney Picasso

Paul-Émile Miot

The Invention of Paradise 1845–1870
This sumptuous illustrated volume shows the hitherto unpublished pictures taken by the naval commander Paul-Émile Miot (1827–1900) in the early days of photography. Taken during an expedition to Polynesia, the photographs are accompanied by drawings and objects from Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands.
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Ed. Renate Wiehager

Ampersand

A Dialogue Between Contemporary Art from South Africa & the Daimler Art Collection
In the year of the soccer World Cup in South Africa, the country’s cultural development is the focus of attention with an exhibition of international contemporary South African art in Berlin. The presentation of some 50 works embraces photography and video art alongside installations, sculptures and concept art.
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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
Der Schweizer Künstler Johannes Itten (1888–1967) war nicht nur ein wegweisender Kunsttheoretiker und prominenter Meister am Bauhaus, sondern er hinterließ auch ein umfangreiches und bis heute lediglich in Ausschnitten bekanntes, vielfältiges Werk. Die gesamte Bandbreite seines künstlerischen Œuvres wird in dem opulent bebilderten Werkverzeichnis umfassend erschlossen und gewürdigt.
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Ed. Christoph Wagner

Johannes Itten

Catalogue raisonné Vol.II. Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings. 1939-1967
Der Schweizer Künstler Johannes Itten (1888–1967) war nicht nur ein wegweisender Kunsttheoretiker und prominenter Meister am Bauhaus, sondern er hinterließ auch ein umfangreiches und bis heute lediglich in Ausschnitten bekanntes, vielfältiges Werk. Die gesamte Bandbreite seines künstlerischen OEuvres wird in dem opulent bebilderten Werkverzeichnis umfassend erschlossen und gewürdigt.
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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.
Nach fast dreißig Jahren als Direktorin im Museum für Lackkunst verlässt Monika Kopplin die Institution, an deren internationalem Renommee sie maßgeblich mitgewirkt hat, und tritt in den Ruhestand ein. Aus diesem Anlass präsentiert der Sonderband »Lacquer Friends of the World« 24 Künstler aus 7 Nationen, die sie über die Jahre begleitet haben.
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Ed. Gerlinde Gruber et al.

Die Große Gewitterlandschaft von Rubens

Anatomie eines Meisterwerks
Die Wiener Gewitterlandschaft mit Jupiter, Merkur, Philemon und Baucis gehört zu Peter Paul Rubens’ größten und dramatischsten Landschaftsbildern. Ausgehend von den tiefgreifenden Erkenntnissen der jüngsten Restaurierung gibt der Band einen umfassenden Einblick in den Entstehungsprozess dieses faszinierenden Bildes wie auch in seine kunsthistorische Deutung.   
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Ed. Frank Vorpahl

Georg Forster

Von der Südsee nach Wörlitz
Mit 17 Jahren tritt Georg Forster mit dem berühmten James Cook eine Reise um die Welt an. Kurz nach seiner Rückkehr 1775 begegnet der Welterkunder in London dem aufgeschlossenen Dessauer Fürstenpaar Franz und Louise, die reich beschenkt nach Hause kehren. Bis heute zeugt davon die einmalige Wörlitzer Südsee-Sammlung.  
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Ed. Manuela Beer et al.

Museum Schnütgen

The Guide to the Collection
The new guide to the collection of the Museum Schnütgen offers a compact, chronological overview of the internationally famous, high-quality and multi-faceted collection of the museum. The volume presents some 250 works from the various sections of the collection in an attractive manner and with the latest research findings.
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Yigal Gawze

Form and Light

From Bauhaus to Tel Aviv
Yigal Gawze’s photographs capture the abstraction, the simplicity and the optimism of early modernism in Tel Aviv. He distils the essence of the Bauhaus to bring it alive in a modern city and concentrates on the subtle effects of natural light upon architecture, a technique that the masters of the modern movement themselves applauded.
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Ed. Ina Ewers-Schultz et al.

Tailored For Freedom

The Artistic Dress in 1900 in Fashion, Art, and Society
Als Ausdruck von Individualität und Persönlichkeit verstanden, wurde Mode um 1900 zum Synonym für eine körperliche wie gesellschaftliche Emanzipation der Frau und avancierte zum Gegenstand künstlerischen Interesses. In Kleiderentwürfen bekannter Künstler wie Heinrich Vogeler, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann oder Sonia Delaunay offenbaren sich zugleich eine neue Ästhetik und Haltung zur Rolle der Frau.
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Ed. Christoph Wagner

Johannes Itten

Catalogue raisonné Vol. I. Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings. 1907-1938
Der Schweizer Künstler Johannes Itten (1888–1967) war nicht nur ein wegweisender Kunsttheoretiker und prominenter Meister am Bauhaus, sondern er hinterließ auch ein umfangreiches und bis heute lediglich in Ausschnitten bekanntes, vielfältiges Werk. Die gesamte Bandbreite seines künstlerischen OEuvres wird in dem opulent bebilderten Werkverzeichnis umfassend erschlossen und gewürdigt.
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Ed. Hermann Mayer et al.

James Loeb

Collector and Patron in Munich, Murnau and Beyond
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.
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Ed. Dieter Castenow et al.

Cars - Driven by Design

Sports Cars from the 1950s to 1970s
The sports cars of the 1950s to the 1970s are fast, beautiful, eccentric and innovative. In recent decades these automobiles not only became coveted collector’s items; they also enjoy cult status. In an exciting journey through time the volume presents 25 outstanding sports cars as design icons and illuminates their presentation in film and photography.
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Ed. Heinz Kress et al.

Japan in miniature

A Gift of Inrō, Ojime und Netsuke
Die hier vorgestellte private Sammlung von 80 Inrō, Ojime und Netsuke wurde dem Museum für Lackkunst 2017 geschenkt. In ihrer reichen Auswahl geben sie Pflanzen und Tiere mit symbolischer Bedeutung, literarische Sujets, historische Szenen und berühmte landschaftliche Szenerien wider – und bilden damit gleichsam Japan im Kleinen ab.
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Peter van Ham

Alchi

Treasure of the Himalayas
Das weltberühmte, buddhistische Kloster Alchi, auf 3500 m in Ladakh (Nordwest-Indien) gelegen, ist die besterhaltene Tempelanlage im Himalaya. In ihrem Inneren bewahrt sie Tausende seltener und unvergleichlicher Malereien und Skulpturen, die auf das Westtibet des 11. Jahrhunderts zurückgehen. Zum ersten und einzigen Mal hat der Dalai Lama deren umfassende Dokumentation autorisiert.
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Ed. Udo Kittelmann

Hello World

Revising a Collection
What could the primarily Western collection of the Nationalgalerie look like today if a global understanding of art had informed its development? Looking at artworks from non-European centres of Modernism and their activities, untold stories and overlooked connections are picked up and developed.
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Ed. Dorlis Blume et al.
The history and culture of Europe has been decisively shaped by the exploration and use of the seas surrounding Europe. This catalogue book reflects the significance of the sea as a space of rule and trade for Europeans, as bridge and border, as resource and a site of desire. The book also reviews the changing perception of the sea in the arts.  
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Nina Schleif

Andy Warhol. Drag & Draw

The Unknown Fifties
This book highlights two series of little known drawings from the 1950's, drawings where Andy Warhol first explored the controversial and for him deeply personal subject of drag. His oeuvre during the first decade of his career, before he became the godfather of Pop, has proven to be enormously influential on his life's work, yet so far has not received due attention.
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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.
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Oliver Götze et al.

Divine Golden Ingenious

The Golden Ratio as a Theory of Everything?
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?
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The Magi

Legend, Art and Cult Englische Ausgabe
The book celebrates the 850th anniversary of the arrival of the remains of The Magi, the Three Wise Men, in Cologne, the momentous event that made the cathedral city one of the major pilgrimage sites of the Middle Ages. Their remains were installed and integrated into the Shrine of the Magi reliquary, the famous work of Nicholas of Verdun and the largest reliquary in the Western world.
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