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. Gero Seelig et al.

Medusa's Menagerie

Otto Marseus van Schrieck and the Scholars
The precise details in the works of Otto Marseus van Schrieck, the inventor of the sottobosco still life, fascinate viewers to this day. For the first time the artist is now being shown within the context of his contemporaries, revealing an unknown side of the Golden Century of Netherlandish painting and the beauty of still life, as well as the fascination of the dark, the hidden and the uncanny.
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Ed. Maya Vinitsky

3.5 Square Meters

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

Short Exhibition Guide: The Luthereffect

Protestantism - 500 Years in the World
In addition to the accompanying book we shall also be publishing a short guide which spotlights the five chapters of the exhibition and presents their most important exhibits: The Reformations of the 16th Century; The Development of a Lutheran State Church in Sweden 1500–1750; The Diversity of Protestantism in the United States 1600–1900; and Encounters and Dialog in Present-Day South Korea and Tanzania.  
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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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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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Niklas Maak

Living Complex

From Zombie City to the New Communal
Approximately one billion units of accommodation will need to be built worldwide over the course of the next twenty years. Houses as we know them today will no longer be economically or ecologically affordable in the future. How, then, should these dwellings look? The author introduces international examples that also stand for a new architectural outlook.
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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. K. Kissas et al.

The Corinthia and the Northeast Peloponnese

Athenaia, 4 Topography and History from Prehistoric Times until the End of Antiquity
Im März 2009 veranstaltete in Loutraki die 37. Ephorie für Prähistorische und Klassische Altertümer in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Direktorat für Prähistorische und Klassische Altertümer des griechischen Kulturministeriums und dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Athen die internationale Konferenz, deren Titel dieser Band trägt und bei der Ergebnisse von Forschungen vorgestellt wurden, die einerseits von internationalen Forschungsinstituten und in der ...
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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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Ed. Elisabeth Kieven et al.

Galleries in a Comparative European Perspective

Galleries in a Comparative European Perspective
21 Beiträge namhafter Experten behandeln die Genese des Raumtyps Galerie und dessen Funktionen ebenso wie literarische und bildliche Galeriedarstellungen. Anhand von Beispielen aus ganz Europa aus dem Zeit­raum 1400 –1800 werden nationale Bau- und Ausstattungstraditionen sowie deren Wechselwirkungen aufgezeigt.
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Ed. Vinzenz Brinkmann et al.

Circumlitio

The Polychromy of Antique and Medieval Sculpture
Scholars around the world are researching the degree to which colour was employed in classical and medieval sculpture. Their numerous activities and projects were most recently presented and debated at an international colloquium held in the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt. The current contributions of 20 internationally known scholars are brought together in this richly illustrated book in English.
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special edition
Ed. Michael Kühlenthal et al.

Historische Polychromie - Historical Polychromy

Polychrome Sculpture in Germany and Japan
Ein deutsch-japanisches Forschungsprojekt widmete sich der nur noch selten erhaltenen ursprünglichen Farbigkeit von Figurenfassungen und stellt als Ergebnis in diesem Band Skulpturen des Barock und Rokoko der japanischen Skulpturenpolychromie gegenüber.
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Cover for Figures enfantines du Musée National d’Athènes
Eliana G. Raftopoulou
Der vorliegende Band stellt Kinderskulpturen des 4. bis 1. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. aus dem Nationalmuseum Athen vor. Das bisher meist unpublizierte Material vertritt die attische plastische Tradition der Zeit.
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Cover for The Sanctuary of Aphaia on Aigina in the Bronze Age
Die Autorin geht dem Ursprung des archaischen Heiligtums nach. Die enorme Anzahl an Terrakotta-Statuetten läßt auf einen der populärsten Kultplätze des mykenischen Griechenland schließen. Im Vergleich mit anderen Kulturzentren zeigt sich, daß die Gottheit besonders als »Kourothropos«, Amme und Hüterin von Kindern, verehrt wurde.
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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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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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