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.
This first full biography confirms Florine Stettheimer as one of the 20th century’s most significant, progressive artists whose work remains highly relevant today. Stettheimer was a feminist and a multi-media artist who painted several sexually explicit, political works examining identity issues documenting New York City’s growth as the center of cultural life, finance, and entertainment between the World Wars..
Lying between deserts, mountain chains and seas, Iran developed a fascinating cultural landscape. 360 objects from the time of the first advanced civilisations during the 3rd millennium BC until the end of the Safavid Empire in the early 18th century illustrate the outstanding significance of Iran as the initiator and centre of intercultural exchange.
"Art Along the Rivers" coincides with the Missouri state bicentennial. It presents extraordinary objects produced or collected within a 150-mile region around St. Louis. Beginning with the ancient Mississippian culture followed by the Osage, French, African American, German, British, and artists today, these communities developed rich artistic traditions that have vibrant legacies.
The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863-1882
Kimbel and Cabus were among the most progressive design reformers of their time. This is the first publication to explore the timeless American immigrant success story of the trailblazing New York City design team who captured national attention with their imaginative furniture forms and defined a significant aesthetic in the United States.
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.
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 This volume presents the wealth of this culture with spectacular, sometimes unpublished finds: rare feathered shields, impressive stone sculptures, precious mosaic masks and goldwork as well as brilliantly coloured illustrated manuscripts bring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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Gunther Gerlach, born in 1952, has forged a completely new direction in the long tradition of wood sculpture. This publication provides insight into a period of artistic creativity spanning 35 years and characterised by his total dedication to this living material.
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.
Multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover a world bound only by the imagination, much like in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. Images are reversed and landscapes reimagined. Ross uses old and new methods to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality, presenting his own digital vision.
Nicola and Giovanni Pisano – father and son – are the most important makers of Italian Gothic sculpture. Their pulpits (1260 –1311) in Pisa, Siena and Pistoia are materpieces of European sculpture and continue to amaze viewers.
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.
Through her experiments with extremely light materials, Christina von Bitter has developed an exciting series of three-dimensional translucent objects. This volume provides an insight into the multifaceted work of a sculptress who primarily resorts to paper and wire when creating sculptures which seem to defy gravity.
This unique reference book compares the artistic glass enamels of Samuel and Gottlob Mohn with those of Anton Kothgasser. The book explores the differences and similarities in decoration and painting by showing important glasses in museums and otherwise inaccessible private collections, with never-before-seen essays, photographs and
Eine der weltweit bedeutendsten Privatsammlungen von Renaissance-Medaillen des Dürer-Zeitalters, hier erstmals gezeigt und beschrieben, gibt einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Reformationszeit. Die Bildnisse von Kaiser, Fürsten, Kaufleuten, Reformatoren sowie die Bibelszenen entsprechen der Gemäldekunst eines Dürer, Cranach und Holbein.
Islamic Art from the Collection of Edmund de UngerEnglische Ausgabe
Masterpieces from the world-renowned Keir collection of Islamic art are comprehensively shown, for the first time, in this publication. A selection of 112 exquisite objects instills an appreciation for the wealth and magnificence of oriental art, with a focus on filling gaps between more widely represented styles and periods with particularly rare and unusal finds.
Augustus the Strong's Menagerie for the Japanese Palace in DresdenEnglische Ausgabe
In 1731, the elector-king Augustus the Strong of Saxony commissioned the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen to create several hundred life-size porcelain birds and other animals to adourn the Japanese Palace in Dresden. By January 1736, 412 birds and 160 quadrupeds had been delivered His Majesty.
Three Centuries of Art in Spanish AmericaSelections from the Denver Art Museum
Drawing from the renowned collection of Latin American Art at the Denver Art Museum, this splendid catalogue examines the processes of appropriation and invention in the arts of Spanish America of three centuries from the 1520s to the 1820s. Essays by prominent authors shed new light on this world-changing period.
This is the first publication to document and contextualise Clark’s large-scale, collaborative art works. These projects demonstrate Clark’s career-long commitment to addressing the urgent issue of racial inequality in U.S. society and her philosophy of creatively engaging the viewer in reflection on the nation’s history of slavery and our roles in dismantling systemic racism today.
Funk You Too! is the first book to connect the historic Funk Art movement to contemporary ceramic practice through the exploration of the enduring role of irony, absurdity, and a tongue-in-cheek approach to image-making with clay. The founding generation of Funk artists used forms of humour such as irony and satire to deflate the power of the aesthetic hierarchy that dismissed ceramics as hobby art.
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.
This widely anticipated book offers the first systematic study of feather mosaics created in New Spain in the context of a broader creative exchange between Mesoamerican and European aesthetics and materials.
In his photographic work, Ted Partin devotes himself to the image of the human being, one of the great emotional core themes of photographic history. Partin’s view of a youthful American society is presented for the first time in a museum context.