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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Ed. Michael Buddeberg et al.

From the Land of the Snow Lion

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

Precious Cufflinks

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

Meissen Snuffboxes

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

Sculpture and Space
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.
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Elmar Zorn

Inge Doldinger

Catchers of Light
The beauty of nature can be experienced particularly intensely through the most imaginative play of light. The photo-artist Inge Doldinger here provides evidence of this in a veritable celebration of colour and light. Her rock-crystal and cloud photographs reaching from the earth to the sky capture these moments, accompanied by introductory texts by the art historian Elmar Zorn.
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Ed. Gabriel Mayer

Franz Mayer of Munich

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

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

Mayer'sche Hofkunstanstalt

Architektur, Glas, Kunst
Die Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt in München ist eine einzigartige Kunstwerkstatt. Seit 1847 werden hier die ungewöhnlichsten und innovativsten Techniken der Glas- und Steinbearbeitung zur Umsetzung künstlerischer Ideen entwickelt und als Werke von Weltrang realisiert.
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Max Seidel
Nicola and Giovanni Pisano – father and son – are the most important makers of Italian Gothic sculpture. Their pulpits (1260 –1311) in Pisa, Siena and Pistoia are materpieces of European sculpture and continue to amaze viewers.
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Ed. Daniel Blau et al.

Fish Hooks of the Pacific Islands

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

Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting 1100–1300

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

Christina von Bitter

Untitled, 2011 Collector's Edition A
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.
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special edition
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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Alexander Dettmar Painting to Remember

The Destroyed German Synagogues
On the evening of November 9, 1938 the synagogues in almost all of Germany’s towns and cities went up in flames. The artist Alexander Dettmar has made it his task to save this lost cultural heritage from total oblivion by capturing the burnt-down buildings in his paintings.
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Paul von Lichtenberg

Mohn & Kothgasser

Transparent bemaltes Biedermeierglas Transparent-Enamelled Biedermeier Glass
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 enlarged details.
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Hans Christoph Jokisch et al.

Emblems of Eminence

German Renaissance Portrait Medals
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.
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Ed. Claus-Peter Haase

A Collector's Fortune

Islamic Art from the Collection of Edmund de Unger Englische 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.
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special edition
Samuel Wittwer

The Gallery of Meissen Animals

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

Band 1: Glasbild The Autonomous Panel
Paintings made of glass, animated by light and thus ever-changing in their colour: Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen’s life-work is unique in the 20th century.
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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. 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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Images Take Flight

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

Ted Partin

Mobile, 2013
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.
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