Cover for Textures
new
Ed. Tameka Ellington et al.

Textures

The History and Art of Black Hair
The book synthesizes research in history, fashion, art and visual culture to reassess the hair story of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today.
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39,95 £ [UK]
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Glenn Esterly et al.

Bukowski. The Shooting

By Abe Frajndlich
Charles Bukowski, the "dirty old man" of American literature whose poems and prose are closely interwoven with his life – how does one go about portraying a person like that? In 1985, the young photographer Abe Frajndlich took on this challenge. We can say this much: it was not a job that could be accomplished in one shot. The Shooting presents a photographer’s attempt to zero in on a legend.
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Ed. Katia Baudin et al.

Folklore & Avant-Garde

The Reception of Popular Traditions in the Age of Modernism
The publication examines in depth the influence of folkloric traditions on the pioneers of Modernism in the develop- ment of their new artistic language. Craft objects and folk art are contrasted with masterpieces by artists of the avant-garde like Josef Albers, Sonia Delaunay, Johannes Itten, Vasily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Charles Sheeler and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
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Yang Yuanzheng

Dragon's Roar

The Chinese Literati Musical Instruments in the Freer and Sackler Collections and their Archaeological Origin
This lavishly illustrated volume focuses attention on the seven important qin zithers in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The instruments date from the period between the late Middle Ages and modern times. The current assessment of early archaeological finds extends the origins of qin instruments back to the Bronze Age and leads to a new approach.
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Ed. Gerry Beegan et al.

Angela Davis

Seize the Time
Inspired by a private archive and featuring contemporary work by artists who acknowledge the continued relevance of Angela Davis’s experience and politics, the essays, interviews and images in this book provide a compelling and layered narrative of her journey through the junctures of race, gender, economics and politics.
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The publication focuses on 150 portrait miniatures from the age of Napoleon I. They provide us with an astonishingly direct view of people who lived in this turbulent, war-torn period. The works are presented in detail in image and text. Essays by a number of experts on miniature painting round out the subject.
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52,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Thomas Köster

Mary Bauermeister

In a Fairytale World. House and Garden
Mary Bauermeister (*1934) is regarded as the “mother” of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s she set out from the United States and conquered the art world with her lens boxes and stone spirals. Her works are represented in many major museums including MoMa and the  Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. This magnificent volume presents her artistic, enchanted studio not far from Cologne.
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Ed. Gloria Köpnick

Hin Bredendieck

From Aurich to Atlanta
Hin Bredendieck (1904–1995) graduated from the Bauhaus and was a versatile designer and pioneering teacher of design. His outstanding œuvre and his worldwide network testify to the international significance of his work and ideas. This lavishly illustrated, high quality monograph introduces in detail the life and work of Hin Bredendieck.
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Ed. Jan Dees et al.

Breaking out of Tradition

Japanese Lacquer, 1890-1950
Breaking out of Tradition traces the pioneering developments in lacquer art at the beginning of the 20th century in Japan. The lacquer artists of that time adopted a critical and creative approach to the centuries-old traditions, experimenting with innovative techniques and new materials, thereby also providing new stimuli for Western art.
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Ed. Angela Lammert et al.

John Heartfield

Photography plus Dynamite
The political collages of John Heartfield (1891–1968) have earned him a reputation as one of the most innovative graphic artists of the Weimar Republic. His photomontages and book covers based on collages which had their origins in Berlin’s Dada scene were directed against Fascism and made him internationally famous. Their explosive power has lost none of its impact.
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35,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Gannit Ankori et al.

Frida Kahlo and San Francisco

Constructing Her Identity
This book marks the triumphant return of Frida Kahlo to San Francisco, the city where her artistic life began to unfold. Kahlo’s sojourns to the United States were brief, but formative. It was in the California city – the first she visited in the US – that she ventured into a new world beyond the scope of Coyoacán, Mexico City, and Cuernavaca.
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19,95 £ [UK]
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Isabel Schulz

Kurt Schwitters

Merz Art
Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) is one of the most influential protagonists of the avant-garde, both as an artist and an author. With his utopia of the total Merz vision of the world he aimed at the unification of art and non-art. The art of assemblage and material art reached its first high point in his work; his Merzbau is regarded as a forerunner of present-day installations.
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Esther Shakine

Exodus

Graphic Novel
EXODUS tells the true story of a Jewish girl from Hungary. After her parents were abducted by the Nazis, she and other orphaned children were forced to shift for themselves amid the total destruction throughout the country. In 1947 she found a place on board the refugee ship Exodus, which was to carry her and over 4,000 Holocaust survivors to Palestine. What followed was a dramatic odyssey lasting for several weeks.
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14,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Matthias Frehner et al.

Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse, Hodler

The Hahnloser Collection
The Hahnloser Collection was ...
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45,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Countess of Hopetoun et al.

Hopetoun

Scotland’s Finest Stately Home
Hopetoun House, on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, is the seat of the Marquess of Linlithgow. The lavishly illustrated book presents the architecture (initially designed by Sir William Bruce in the 1690s and greatly extended by William Adam and his sons from the 1720s), sumptuously decorated rooms and art collection, as well as the landscape and gardens.
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Ed. Meredith Malone

Multiplied

Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965
In 1959 Daniel Spoerri pioneered ...
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Adriana Proser

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon

Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society
"Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon" presents sixty-seven masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller 3rd and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. Illuminating the cultures and history of Asia, the book presents a magnificent selection of sculptures, bronzes and ceramics that range from the late sixth century BCE to the early nineteenth century CE.
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Ed. Bettina Baumgärtel
Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) is regarded as the first woman artist of European standing. Well educated and very well connected, she enjoyed an international reputation. She pursued a brilliant career and was one of the outstanding artist personalities of the Classical Age in London and Rome. She was admired by Goethe and Herder and her clients included queens and emperors from across the continent.
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Ed. Lynn Gumpert et al.

Taking Shape

Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s
Taking Shape traces the emergence and development of abstraction in the Arab world through paintings and sculpture dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah (UAE), this book features nearly ninety works by a diverse group of artists whose creative visions stretch beyond the boundaries of representation.
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Ed. Mamuka Bliadze et al.

Natela Iankoshvili

An Artist's Life between Coercion and Freedom
Natela Iankoshvili is regarded as the most important woman artist in Georgia during the 20th century.  Born in Tiflis in 1918, she spent her entire life in Georgia. The career of the prize-winning artist was crowned in 2000 with the opening of her own museum in the capital, to which she bequeathed over one thousand works from her unconventional oeuvre.
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32,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Kerstin Richter

Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Miracle in the Snow

Collection Oskar Reinhart "Am Römerholz" Winterthur
It is snowing! Attention centres on the first painting in European art with falling snowflakes, The Adoration of the Magi in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Flemish artist revolutionised painting: new technological investigations attempt to get to the bottom of the timeless fascination of his paintings.
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24,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Finbarr Barry Flood

There Where You Are Not

Selected Writings of Kamal Boullata
There Where You Are Not brings together the writings of celebrated Palestinian artist and theorist Kamal Boullata. Produced over four decades of exile in Europe, North Africa, and the United States, the essays explore intersections between aesthetics, history, and politics that are central to the historiography of modern Arab art.
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Ed. Burcu Dogramaci

Uninterrupted Fugue

Art by Kamal Boullata
Uninterrupted Fugue features a selection of critical essays about the art of Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata. Written by leading scholars and appearing for the first time in a single volume, this range of analytical perspectives on art and exile, modernity and tradition offers rare insights to readers interested in contemporary art beyond the Western canon.
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29,95 £ [UK]
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Enrique Xavier de Anda Alanís et al.
The whole world a Bauhaus? The publication accompanying the worldwide exhibition series takes the quotation of the former Bauhaus student and subsequent university teacher Fritz Kuhr as a starting point for reflections on the Bauhaus not only as a school in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, but also in order to focus on the parallel Modernist movements in non-European regions.
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Ed. Eva Fischer-Hausdorf et al.

Icons

Worship and Adoration
When considering the term icon, how can the idea of cultic worship be connected with the concept of the transcendental today? The qualities of the traditional icon continue to have an effect, particularly in the spiritual presence and auratic power of many modern and contemporary artworks. This volume presents masterpieces which express aspects of spirituality and reverence in a variety of individual ways.
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Ed. Martin Berger et al.
Five hundred years ago, the landing of Hernán Cortés in Mexico marked the end of the Aztec Empire. This volume presents the wealth of this culture with spectacular, sometimes unpublished finds: rare feathered shields, impressive stone sculptures, precious mosaic masks and goldwork as well as brilliantly coloured illustrated manuscripts bring the world of the Aztecs to life.
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32,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Frank Matthias Kammel et al.

Structuring Fashion

Foundation Garments through History
The shaping of the body through clothing has repeatedly played a major role across the centuries; in Europe changes in fashion were always accompanied by changes to the cut of clothing and hence to the silhouette of the body. This lavishly illustrated volume delights the reader with illustrations of numerous original items of historical clothing and insightful essays.
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Leslie Erganian et al.
Few regions have undergone a more rapid and radical development than the American West in the mid-twentieth century. The modern infrastructure, technical innovations, spectacular architecture and new leisure activities have been recorded on postcards with lively pictures in vivid colours. This volume shows 500 selected linen postcards from the America of the 1930s to 1950s with an incomparable wealth of detail.
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Wolfgang Pehnt

Egon Eiermann

Deutsche Olivetti. Frankfurt am Main
The ensemble with its prominent twin towers that Egon Eiermann (1904–1970) built in Frankfurt am Main for the Italian office machinery company Olivetti, was the Karlsruhe architect’s last major project. His priorities lay in the slender form, derived from the task, the construction and the material to create a characteristic silhouette.
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Outsider & Vernacular Art

The Victor F. Keen Collection
In the last five decades the popularity of outsider art – works by artists working outside of the art establishment – has grown exponentially. Museums, galleries, and the public worldwide have embraced these powerful works. Victor Keen’s Collection at the Bethany Mission Gallery, Philadelphia, is one of the leading outsider art collections in the U.S.
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Ed. Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems

Franz Hauer

Self-made Man and Art Collector
The book is dedicated to legendary Viennese art collector Franz Hauer. The son of a mailman from Lower Austria became one of the key figures of his time. Franz Hauer started out penniless, became an exemplary self-made man, and built an art collection with important groups of works by Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka. Today, its treasures are held by numerous important museums in Europe and the US.
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Ed. Ralph Gleis

Gustave Caillebotte

Painter and Patron of Impressionism
The painting Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) is an icon of Impressionism.This volume presents the work in the context of Caillebotte’s innovative artistic work, introducing him as a driving force in the establishment of Impressionism and describing his intensive exchanges with his fellow-artists.
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Wolfgang Jean Stock

Creative Reconstruction

Hans Döllgast - Karljosef Schattner - Josef Wiedemann
The “creative reconstruction” of damaged buildings was an important topic in architecture after the Second World War, particularly in Bavaria. The Munich architect Hans Döllgast (1891–1974) was one of the pioneers of  this development. His most important achievements include the repairs to the Alte Pinakothek, the Basilica of St. Bonifaz and the main municipal cemeteries.
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Meike Hoffmann et al.

Escape into Art?

The Brücke Painters in the Nazi Period
Based on the extensive stocks of the Brücke-Museum, the publication discusses in detail the everyday reality of the artists under the National Socialists. The measures carried out against the former “Brücke” members as a result of Nazi art policy are explained, together with the direct effects on their creative work and the self-image of the painters within the context of the times.
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Ed. Thomas Föhl et al.

Neues Museum Weimar

Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900
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Ed. Bettina Zorn

The Elegance of Hosokawa

Tradition of a Samurai Family
Members of the Daimyō Hosokawa family served the shogun from the Muromachi Period (1333–1568) as samurai. But the Hosokawa achieved fame not only for their success as warriors. As patrons of the arts and artists across the centuries, they enlarged and cared for an exclusive collection which this volume presents through exquisite pieces.  
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Ed. Christian Briend et al.

The Cubist Cosmos

From Picasso to Léger
This volume unfolds the development of Cubism between 1907 and 1917. It conveys the moment’s enormous stylistic range and its revolutionary potential for the art that would follow during the twentieth century. It also presents as part of the story of Cubism the way that representatives of the avant-garde adopted and transformed the Cubist pictorial language.  
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Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah

Qatari Style

Unexpected Interiors
Qatari Style investigates the architectural identity of Qatar, which celebrates the warmth and hospitality of the Middle East. The selected interiors are pioneering examples of how new and foreign influences can be absorbed harmoniously into the local architecture and culture whilst retaining the traditional charm.
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Klaus Peter Dencker et al.

Peter Weber

Volume 1: Structure and Folding. Volume 2: Catalogue Raisonné 1968-2018
Created in one piece and without cutting the surface, Peter Weber’s works position the phenomenon of folding in the field of vision of their viewers. The entire bandwidth of his oeuvre, extending back over 50 years, is now being compiled and acknowledged in a two-volume catalogue raisonné.
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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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Riccardo Naldi

Magnificence of Marble

Bartolomé Ordóñez and Diego de Silóe
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.
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Christoph Wagner

Johannes Itten

Catalogue Raisonné Vol. I. Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings. 1907-1938
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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Cover for Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe
Ed. Bernd Ebert et al.
What a shock it must have been for the Utrecht painters Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerard van Honthorst and Dirck van Baburen when they first encountered the breathtaking and unconventional paintings of Caravaggio in Rome. This volume shows impressively how the young artists individually explored this role model and thereby developed their own individual style.
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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 eight nations who have accompanied her over the years.
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38,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk et al.

Frank Gehry – Hans Scharoun

Strong Resonances / Zusammenklänge
Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun never met each other – and yet two of their most famous buildings are closely linked: Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003) and the Berlin Philharmonie by Scharoun (1963). Taking these buildings as the starting point, the exhibition and catalogue examine the relationship between the two architects.
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Ed. Karin Althaus et al.

World Receivers

Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz
Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814–1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892–1963) in Switzerland developed an individual, abstract pictorial language. What they had in common was a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect and the supernatural. Their works are being presented side by side for the first time in an exhibition.
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Ed. Philipp Demandt et al.

King of the Animals

Wilhelm Kuhnert and the Image of Africa
Wilhelm Kuhnert was a pioneer. He was one of the first European artists to travel to the largely unexplored savannahs and jungles of the German colonies in North and East Africa. Under hazardous conditions he documented at close quarters the fascinating animal and plant world and then created in his Berlin studio monumental paintings which were much sought-after on the art market.
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Ed. Hermann Mayer et al.

James Loeb

Sammler und Mäzen in München, Murnau und weltweit / 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. Jon Knowles et al.
DHC/ART LIBRE tells the story of a contemporary art foundation unlike any other. Situated in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, DHC/ART – as well as this publication – is dedicated to bringing impactful experiences with contemporary art to the public with a mission of accessibility on multiple levels. The critically acclaimed program includes major artists from around the world, like Christian Marclay, Joan Jonas and Yinka Shonibare MBE.
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Ed. Jon Knowles et al.

LIBRE DHC / ART

French Edition
DHC/ART LIBRE tells the story of a contemporary art foundation unlike any other. Situated in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, DHC/ART – as well as this publication – is dedicated to bringing impactful experiences with contemporary art to the public with a mission of accessibility on multiple levels. The critically acclaimed program includes major artists from around the world, like Christian Marclay, Joan Jonas and Yinka Shonibare MBE.
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40,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Stephan Koja et al.

Shadows of Time

Giambologna, Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel
Giambologna (1529–1606) is regarded as the most important European sculptor between Michelangelo and Bernini. How did he achieve this status? This volume investigates this question and examines above all Giambologna’s study of Michelangelo, his all-powerful role model, and how he successfully prevailed.   
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Ed. Roland Enke et al.

“The most beautiful pastel ever seen”

The Chocolate Girl by Jean-Étienne Liotard in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie
The Chocolate Girl is one of the most famous works by the Genevan artist Jean-Étienne Liotard. This richly illustrated volume leads the reader through the age in which it was created during the French-inspired Rococo and into the Vienna of Empress Maria Theresa, where the work was painted. It also explains the art of pastel painting, in which this enchanting work has been executed.
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Ed. Deutsche Bundesbank et al.
How were Germany’s gold reserves created, and what role has gold played as a means of payment over the centuries? What meaning have gold reserves had in the past, and what is their significance in the present? This book provides a vivid illustration of the Bundesbank’s gold reserves, presenting them in such an informative way that readers will almost feel as if they can reach out and touch them.
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Peter van Ham

Alchi

Treasure of the Himalayas
The world-famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi lies at 3,500 metres in Ladakh (Northwest India) and is the best-preserved temple complex in the Himalayas. Inside it houses thousands of rare and incomparable paintings and sculptures dating back to 11th-century Western Tibet. For the first and only time in their history the Dalai Lama has authorised their comprehensive documentation.
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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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Cover for Europe and the Sea
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 place of longing. The book also reviews the changing perception of the sea in the arts.  
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36,00 £ [UK]
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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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Ed. Dr. David Zemanek
Like many great artists, Heinz Mack also found inspiration in African art. His artistic expeditions into the African desert and his encounters with the special light, the people and the architecture have continued to influence his art to this day. His collection of African art is being published for the first time.  
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Cover for The World of the Fatimids
Ed. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani
This survey in 14 essays of Fatimid art between the 10th and 12th centuries showcases the pottery, rock crystal, metalwork, textile, architectural, wood, and calligraphic creations of one of the most artistically inventive periods in Islamic culture, with special attention paid to the art of Christian and Jewish communities under the Fatimids.
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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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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. Bauhaus-Archiv et al.

New Bauhaus Chicago

Experiment Photography
This lavishly illustrated volume looks from both sides of the Atlantic at 80 years of photography from Chicago. At the New Bauhaus and what later became the Institute of Design, teachers like László Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes and später Arthur Siegel, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind taught an uninhibited approach to the medium which influenced generations of photographers.
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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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Cover for Gurlitt: Status Report
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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Johanna Diehl et al.

Eurotopians

Fragments of a different future
How do we want to live? How shall we build? Where can we find ideas for the houses and cities of the future? Niklas Maak and Johanna Diehl focus their attention on these highly topical questions in their joint project “Eurotopians”. In times of change this volume casts its backward gaze on the work of European utopians in order to find visions for the present.  
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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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Cover for The Chasuble of Thomas Becket: A Biography
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. 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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Cover for Encounters with Art
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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Cover for Mexico Modern
Ed. Donald Albrecht et al.

Mexico Modern

Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange 1920 - 1945
Rivera, Kahlo, Tamayo, Covarrubias, Weston, Modotti, Bravo, Spratling – names which are closely linked with the internationally celebrated art, photography and design scene of the 1920s and 1930s in the United States and Mexico. This lavishly illustrated publication traces the dynamic cultural exchange which left its mark on both sides of the border.
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Cover for Maria Theresa and the Arts
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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19,95 £ [UK]
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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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42,00 £ [UK]
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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. Hermann Arnhold et al.

Henry Moore

A European Impulse
Henry Moore has influenced the history of twentieth-century sculpture more decisively than anyone else. He was one of the first contemporary sculptors to realise his ideas in the public space throughout the world. His oeuvre was a lasting source of inspiration for an entire generation of artists – from Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso to the younger generation of German sculptors.  
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Ed. Friedrich Meschede

Hans Hofmann

Creation in Form and Color Englische Ausgabe
Hans Hofmann, a representative of Abstract Expressionism and American Modernism during the 20th century with European roots, had a fundamental influence as a teacher on the development of modern art in America. His brightly coloured paintings, watercolours and drawings can now be discovered in a European retrospective.
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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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Peter Latz

Rust Red

The Landscape Park Duisburg Nord
In the 1990s the landscape architect Peter Latz and his team  developed a park beyond all fashions and trends. This volume provides insights into twelve years of planning and realisation through photographs, sketches, plans and explanations, and reveals to the reader  the fascinating world that follows the industry.
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Ed. Alte Oper Frankfurt

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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Cover for BMW - 100 Masterpieces
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. Matthias Frehner et al.
The Kunstmuseum Bern owns one of the most important art collections in Switzerland. Since the foundation of the Staatliche Kunstsammlung in Bern in 1809 and the opening of the first museum building in 1879 the collection has grown continuously and has attained world renown. Over 170 masterpieces of the collection are assembled in a single publication for the first time and made accessible to a broad public through new art-historical analyses and numerous colour illustrations.  
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Ed. Anna Friedrichson et al.

Sovak. Clear Vision[s]

Catalogue Raisonné 1995-2016
Pravoslav Sovak (*1926) is one of the most important graphic artists of our time. With his drawing skills and delight in technical experimentation he focuses his critical attention on society and institutions. Sometimes he lets us immerse ourselves in travel and landscape impressions. A reading book and catalogue raisonné in one, this volume traces Sovak’s multi-layered oeuvre since 1995.
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ebook
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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Cover for Russian Lacquer
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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Klaus Albrecht Schröder

Chagall to Malevich

The Russian Avant-Gardes
The Russian Avant-Garde, which brought about an artistic revolution between 1905 and 1934, represents one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of 20th-century art. Artists like Malevich, Kandinsky and Chagall are highly esteemed the world over. But this movement was much more diverse than is generally realised. For the first time this artistic wealth is being presented in a major sequence of pictures.
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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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Cover for The Power of Line
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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special edition
Ed. Stephan Berg et al.

TELE-GEN

Art and Television
What is the mutual relationship between TV and art? The publication introduces artistic strategies used to explore TV and its specific contents and narrative forms in video, film, painting, sculpture and performance, ranging from the sculptural object of the TV box to the manipulation of the TV image and the use of its structure of lines and pixels in works of art.
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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. 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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Paul Zwietnig-Rotterdam

Wild Vegetation

From Art to Nature Englische Ausgabe
Paul Rotterdam is an Austrian artist and associate professor at the Visual Art Center at Harvard University and at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. This volume publishes his writings, combining scholarly comprehension and hands-on artistic experience. It shows Rotterdam to be a shrewd observer of contemporary and historic issues.
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Ed. Andreas Braun

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Deluxe Edition
“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.” Sir Henry Royce's philosophy has ensured that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has remained foremost in its field for more than 100 years, with cars that continue to win both numerous industry accolades and the enduring admiration of its owners.
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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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Rudolf Berliner

Ornamental Design Prints

From the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century
With their overwhelming wealth of forms, prints of designs of historic ornaments are a source of boundless inspiration for graphic artists and designers. They also allow collectors and art historians to reliably date works and classify styles. This cornucopia of design, published here for the first time in English, contains the finest images from the famous, hitherto out-of-print, and seminal work by Rudolf Berliner.
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Ed. Anna Lenz

Strong Women for Art

In conversation with Anna Lenz
Who are the companions of important  contemporary artists? The art collector Anna Lenz explores this question in 20  conversations, providing insights not only into a wide variety of women’s biographies, but also into ways of living with an artist.
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special edition
Ed. Toni Stooss

Fotografie im Fokus

Die Sammlung Fotografis der Bank Austria
Aufrechte Haltung, der Blick in die Ferne gerichtet, auf dem Schoß ein schweres Buch – das aufwendig inszenierte Porträt der Dichterin Edith Sitwell fasziniert und provoziert zugleich. Diese und rund 600 weitere Kunstfotografien aus aller Welt wurden in der Sammlung Fotografis der Bank Austria zusammengetragen. Sie verraten viel über die Geschichte der Fotografie von ihren Anfängen bis in die Gegenwart. Seit 2009 ist die Sammlung als Dauerausstellung im Museum der ...
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Julian Gardner

The Roman Crucible

The Artistic Patronage of the Papacy 1198 - 1304 Römische 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.
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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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Collector's edition

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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Ed. Christian Kaufmann et al.

Nukuoro

Sculptures from Micronesia
Nukuoro Atoll is a ring of tiny islands with a total area of 1.7 square kilometres encircling a lagoon 6 kilometres in diameter. Nukuoro has a dwindling population of 300 inhabitants. The fame and almost legendary popularity of the tinu aitu sculptures from this atoll in Micronesia is built on their exceptional rarity and unusual forms.
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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. 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. Gabriel Mayer et al.

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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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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Susanne Fischer

News – The Televised Revolution

Monika Huber – Susanne Fischer Englische Ausgabe
The year 2012 is forever associated with protest – from Occupy Wall Street protesters in America to the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt, and popular unrest in the face of austerity measures in Greece and Spain. The evening news covers these events in one-and-a half minute segments, accompanied by a flood of images, making them difficult for viewers to assess.
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Collector's edition

Monika Huber

Einsdreißig, 11I250, 2011
The year 2012 is forever associated with protest – from Occupy Wall Street protesters in America to the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt, and popular unrest in the face of austerity measures in Greece and Spain. The evening news covers these events in one-and-a half minute segments, accompanied by a flood of images, making them difficult for viewers to assess.
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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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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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special edition
Ed. Hans-Michael Koetzle

Oberammergau Life & Passion

1870–1922 1870–1922
Poetic and dramatic, staged and captured in masterly fashion by the pioneers of photography, the Oberammergau Passion Plays as they looked at the end of the 19th century, are here collected in a single volume of photos, some of them never before shown to the public. They are from the private archives of the Lang family.
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special edition
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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Cover for 100 Master Drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library and Museum houses one of the finest and most renowned drawing collections in the world. This publication accompanies the exhibition by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in the Pinakothek der Moderne and shows 100 master drawings from the 15th to the 20th century.
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Cover for Cinemas
new
Ed. Christoph Wagner

Cinemas

From Babylon Berlin to La Rampa Havana
Lost places of cinema—the photographer Margarete Freudenstadt has dedicated herself to cinema and strikingly captured contemporary history with her camera. Cinemas confronts her melancholic pictures of movie theaters in the former East Germany after the fall of the Wall, with the opulent but crumbling film palaces of today's Cuba in an exciting dialogue.
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released on 10/2020
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Ed. Risa Levitt Kohn

Memory, Identity, Encounter

Ukrainian Jewish Journeys
Bringing together two communities with a shared history of statelessness, "Memory, Identity, Encounter" focuses on the cultural similarities of the two groups, while delving into the complex and difficult histories of both populations over the last two hundred years. Despite their points of interconnectedness, the interactions between the two groups have been historically complex.
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released on 10/2021
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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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ca. 85,00 £ [UK]
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released on 10/2021
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Ed. Bridget R. Cooks et al.
The artists featured in "The Black Index" – Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell and Lava Thomas – build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Their translations of photography challenge the medium’s long-assumed qualities of objectivity, legibility and identification.
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32,00 £ [UK]
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released on 03/2021
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Ed. Nicolaus Schafhausen et al.

Tell me about yesterday tomorrow

About the Future of the Past
Historical events and our knowledge of them mould our understanding of today’s world. The interdisciplinary authorship of this volume focuses on the connection between past and future. A bold and unusual publication whose approaches and themes extend from biographical experiences via intergenerational exchange to the discussion of current social phenomena.
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released on 02/2021
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Ed. Gaetane Verna

Shuvinai Ashoona

Mapping Worlds
Shuvinai Ashoona (*1961) is a third-generation Inuit artist based in Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada. Best known for her highly personal and imaginative iconography, Shuvinai Ashoona’s imagery ranges from closely observed naturalistic scenes of her Arctic home to monstrous  and fantastical visions.
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released on 01/2021
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Ed. Thomas Zuhr

All the Beauty at Hand

A Brief History of Hirmer Publishers
Founded in 1948, Hirmer Publishers soon established a name for art books produced to the highest standards. Over the past decade they have become equally well-known in English-speaking countries, with a reputation as one of the most prestigious publishers in this field. This survey of English titles from 2010 to 2020 encompasses a wealth of subjects across the centuries, from antiquity to the modern age.  
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13,95 £ [UK]
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released on 12/2020
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Christoph Wagner

Johannes Itten

Catalogue Raisonné Vol.II. Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings. 1939-1967
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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ca. 85,00 £ [UK]
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released on 12/2020
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Ed. Dario Gamboni et al.

The Aesthetics of Marble

From Late Antiquity to the Present
This magnificent book sheds new light on the celebration and uses of marble in art and literature and on the iconic potential of the stone. With 240 color illustrations, it showcases the marble cladding of architecture, the carving of marble and painting on stone, their political and philosophical connotations, and the de- and re-materialising of marble made possible by digital technology.
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ca. 55,00 £ [UK]
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released on 12/2020
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Karin Althaus et al.

Florine Stettheimer

The Great Masters of Art
“I was thrilled”, was Andy Warhol’s enthusiastic reaction to the pictures of Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944). Many of the elements of her work inspired his Pop Art. During Stettheimer’s life her sensuous and ironic paintings with their numerous figures were valued highly by artists and curators, although the general public remained largely unaware of their merits. Only after her death did her close friend Marcel Duchamp organise a retrospective in the Museum of ...
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9,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Mona Jalhami et al.

The Art of Orientation

An Exploration of the Mosque Through Objects
"The Art of Orientation" explores the mosque through 125 artefacts from across the Islamic world. It employs an original and contemporary approach by incorporating essays by leading Arab and international authors, which provide a fresh interpretation of the cultural history behind the shown objects by interweaving concepts, histories and ideas.
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48,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Stephan Berg et al.

Now!

Painting in Germany Today
The editors visited numerous studios throughout Germany in order to select 53 artists from among the current generation of 30 to 40-year-olds who are currently breaking new ground in the painting of panel pictures. The publication and simultaneous exhibitions in Bonn, Wiesbaden and Chemnitz and subsequently in Hamburg demonstrate the diversity and quality of their work.
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Ed. Anke Blümm et al.

Haus am Horn

Bauhaus Architecture in Weimar
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Ed. Ingrid Pfeiffer

Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic

From Otto Dix to Jeanne Mammen
From the glamour of the Golden Twenties to the depths of the dark side of a world undergoing rapid change – the penetrating content of works by more than 60 artists recreates the age of the Weimar Republic, big-city life and the entertainment scene as well as the consequences of the First World War and socially controversial topics such as prostitution, political struggle and social tensions.
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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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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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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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