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Ed. Katia Baudin et al.

Folklore & Avant-Garde

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.
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Yang Yuanzheng

Dragon's Roar

The Chinese Literati Musical Instruments in the Freer and Sackler Collections and their Archaeological Origin
This lavishly illustrated volume focuses attention on the seven important qin zithers in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The instruments date from the period between the late Middle Ages and modern times. The current assessment of early archaeological finds extends the origins of qin instruments back to the Bronze Age and leads to a new approach.
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Ed. Gerry Beegan et al.

Angela Davis

Seize the Time
Inspired by a private archive and featuring contemporary work by artists who acknowledge the continued relevance of Angela Davis’s experience and politics, the essays, interviews and images in this book provide a compelling and layered narrative of her journey through the junctures of race, gender, economics and politics.
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The publication focuses on 150 portrait miniatures from the age of Napoleon I. They provide us with an astonishingly direct view of people who lived in this turbulent, war-torn period. The works are presented in detail in image and text. Essays by a number of experts on miniature painting round out the subject.
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Ed. Thomas Köster

Mary Bauermeister

In a Fairytale World. House and Garden
Mary Bauermeister (*1934) is regarded as the “mother” of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s she set out from the United States and conquered the art world with her lens boxes and stone spirals. Her works are represented in many major museums including MoMa and the  Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. This magnificent volume presents her artistic, enchanted studio not far from Cologne.
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Ed. Gloria Köpnick

Hin Bredendieck

From Aurich to Atlanta
Hin Bredendieck (1904–1995) graduated from the Bauhaus and was a versatile designer and pioneering teacher of design. His outstanding œuvre and his worldwide network testify to the international significance of his work and ideas. This lavishly illustrated, high quality monograph introduces in detail the life and work of Hin Bredendieck.
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Ed. Jan Dees et al.

Breaking out of Tradition

Japanese Lacquer, 1890-1950
Breaking out of Tradition traces the pioneering developments in lacquer art at the beginning of the 20th century in Japan. The lacquer artists of that time adopted a critical and creative approach to the centuries-old traditions, experimenting with innovative techniques and new materials, thereby also providing new stimuli for Western art.
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Ed. Angela Lammert et al.

John Heartfield

Photography plus Dynamite
The political collages of John Heartfield (1891–1968) have earned him a reputation as one of the most innovative graphic artists of the Weimar Republic. His photomontages and book covers based on collages which had their origins in Berlin’s Dada scene were directed against Fascism and made him internationally famous. Their explosive power has lost none of its impact.
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Ed. Gannit Ankori et al.

Frida Kahlo and San Francisco

Constructing Her Identity
This book marks the triumphant return of Frida Kahlo to San Francisco, the city where her artistic life began to unfold. Kahlo’s sojourns to the United States were brief, but formative. It was in the California city – the first she visited in the US – that she ventured into a new world beyond the scope of Coyoacán, Mexico City, and Cuernavaca.
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Isabel Schulz

Kurt Schwitters

Merz Art
Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) is one of the most influential protagonists of the avant-garde, both as an artist and an author. With his utopia of the total Merz vision of the world he aimed at the unification of art and non-art. The art of assemblage and material art reached its first high point in his work; his Merzbau is regarded as a forerunner of present-day installations.
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