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Ed. Stephan Koja et al.

Shadows of Time

Giambologna, Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel
Giambologna (1529–1606) is regarded as the most important European sculptor between Michelangelo and Bernini. How did he achieve this status? This volume investigates this question and examines above all Giambologna’s study of Michelangelo, his all-powerful role model, and how he successfully prevailed.   
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Peter van Ham

Alchi

Treasure of the Himalayas
The world-famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi lies at 3,500 metres in Ladakh (Northwest India) and is the best-preserved temple complex in the Himalayas. Inside it houses thousands of rare and incomparable paintings and sculptures dating back to 11th-century Western Tibet. For the first and only time in their history the Dalai Lama has authorised their comprehensive documentation.
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Ed. Udo Kittelmann

Hello World

Revising a Collection
What could the primarily Western collection of the Nationalgalerie look like today if a global understanding of art had informed its development? Looking at artworks from non-European centres of Modernism and their activities, untold stories and overlooked connections are picked up and developed.
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Ed. Dorlis Blume et al.
The history and culture of Europe has been decisively shaped by the exploration and use of the seas surrounding Europe. This catalogue book reflects the significance of the sea as a space of rule and trade for Europeans, as bridge and border, as resource and a place of longing. The book also reviews the changing perception of the sea in the arts.  
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Rupprecht Mayer

Bolihua

Chinese Reverse Glass Painting from The Mei-Lin Collection
In this publication the sinologist Rupprecht Mayer presents 143 Chinese reverse glass paintings from a private collection in southern Germany. Traditional motifs of happiness, scenes from plays and novels, landscapes, China’s entrance into modernity, and the changing image of the Chinese woman define the central motifs.
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Ed. Karl Borromäus Murr

Phoenix

Fashion Worlds of Stephan Hann
The inimitable fashions of Stephan Hann are produced from everyday materials like pages of telephone directories, Tetra-Pak cartons and plastic carrier bags. These materials are transformed by the artist’s hand into clothes which fascinate us immediately. At the same time his poetic creations provide us with food for thought.
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Nina Schleif

Andy Warhol. Drag & Draw

The Unknown Fifties
This book highlights two series of little known drawings from the 1950's, drawings where Andy Warhol first explored the controversial and for him deeply personal subject of drag. His oeuvre during the first decade of his career, before he became the godfather of Pop, has proven to be enormously influential on his life's work, yet so far has not received due attention.
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Ed. Dr. David Zemanek
Like many great artists, Heinz Mack also found inspiration in African art. His artistic expeditions into the African desert and his encounters with the special light, the people and the architecture have continued to influence his art to this day. His collection of African art is being published for the first time.  
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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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Wolfgang Meisenheimer

Marcel Chassot

Architecture and Photography — Amazement as Visual Culture
Assembling buildings designed by modern star architects from Tadao Andō to Peter Zumthor, this photography book is a total-work-of-art: its felicitous interplay of brilliant architectural photography, exquisite book design, and texts approaching the subject from the angle of the history of thought places Marcel Chassot’s imagery within European cultural history.
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