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Ed. Karine Tsoumis

Maiolica in Renaissance Venice

Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads
"Global Luxury in Renaissance Venice" offers an unprecedented exploration of maiolica in the Serenissima set in a vibrant context of hybridity and exchange. Versatile and receptive to all forms of decoration, the medium of maiolica offers a unique point of entry into Venice’s material world as it was shaped by Mediterranean trade and local luxury production.
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39,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace

Façade, Architecture and Sculpture
The reconstructed Berlin Palace in the heart of the German capital is both a monument of Baroque architecture and a vital new cultural building in the city. The art history, architecture and sculpture of the palace’s masterful façades by Andreas Schlüter are brought to life here in words and pictures.
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19,95 £ [UK]
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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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55,00 £ [UK]
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Ed. Museum Folkwang

Global Groove

Art, Dance, Performance & Protest
Which influences between the West and the Far East have shaped the history of dance? A vivid chronicle of artistic contacts between the cultures has developed, from early performances of Asian dancers at colonial exhibitions in Europe and pioneers of modern dance via first happenings of Japanese Butoh dancers to contemporary performances.
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45,00 £ [UK]
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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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Ed. Amy Torbert et al.

Art Along the Rivers

A Bicentennial Celebration
"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.
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35,00 £ [UK]
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Lukas Gloor

The Bührle Collection

History, Full Catalogue and 70 Masterpieces
Paul Cézanne, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and many others – between 1936 and 1956 the Swiss industrialist Emil Bührle (1890– 1956) assembled an impressive collection around French Impressionism. As the owner of the largest weapons factory in the country he had close links to the historical events of the period from World War II to the Cold War.
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55,00 £ [UK]
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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.

India

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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39,95 £ [UK]
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