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Ed. Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
The elephant is a much-admired animal, but it is also endangered. The ivory from its tusks has been in great demand across the centuries and throughout all cultures. What sort of material is it? How has it been used in the past and the present? And what can we do today to protect the world’s largest mammals from poachers? This lavishly illustrated volume embarks on a journey through cultural history and takes up a contemporary position.
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29,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Shikha Jain et al.


UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The World Heritage Sites listing by UNESCO aims to promote the awareness and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage around the world. UNESCO has inscribed 38 such sites in India, all of which are presented in this volume, together with commentary by architects and conservationists and stunning photographs.
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45,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Quentin Buvelot et al.

Jacobus Vrel

Looking for Clues of an Enigmatic Painter
His pictures look curious, his figures introverted and his street scenes strangely stage-like. Jacobus Vrel records everyday life in Holland during the 17th century, and creates quirky worlds at the same time. This volume presents the fascinating complete œuvre of a painter whose works were thought during the 19th century to have been painted by Vermeer.
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Ed. Medill Higgins Harvey et al.

Modern Gothic

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.
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Daniel Blau
Louis Alphonse Poitevin was an outstanding inventor, chemist, engineer, scientist, artist and photographer. This publication provides a unique opportunity to cast a wide-ranging gaze at the life and work of the famous pioneer of photography on the basis of a large number of photographs and the results of the latest research.
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29,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Walter Moser

Faces - The Power of the Human Visage

Helmar Lerski and Portrait Photography between the Wars
Starting with Helmar Lerski’s outstanding photo series "Metamorphosis through Light" from 1935/36, the magnificent volume "Faces – The Power of the Human Visage" presents portraits from the era of the Weimar Republic. The photographs taken by the photographers of the 1920s and 1930s achieved a radical renewal of portrait photography.
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Ed. Mona AlJalhami 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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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. Judith W. Mann

Paintings on Stone

Science and the Sacred 1530–1800
Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred examines a fascinating tradition long overlooked by art historians – stone surfaces used to create stunning portraits, mythological scenes, and sacred images. Written by an international team of scholars, the catalogue reveals the significance of these paintings, their complex meanings, and their technical virtuosity.
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49,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Annegret Laabs

Max Uhlig

Die Fenster der Johanniskirche / The Windows of the St. Johannis Church
The Dresden artist Max Uhlig (*1937) created one of the greatest window cycles of contemporary art for the Gothic Church of Saint John in Magdeburg. Vines and coloured foliage together with lines in expressive rhythms which are a revelation in their incisiveness, fill a window area of some 350 square metres with colours and immerse the interior of the church in light.
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30,00 £ [UK]
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