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  • How to Do Things with Artby Dorothea von Hantelmann

    JRP|Ringier 2014;

    Art has never been as culturally and economically prominent as it is today. How can artists themselves shape the social relevance and impact of their work? In How to Do Things with Art , German art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann uses four case study artists--Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Jeff Koons and Tino Sehgal--to examine how an artwork acts... more...

  • Marcel Duchampby Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014;

    Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by contrasting the two artists. “I have linked their two names,? he writes, “because it seems to me... more...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 28.00

    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time?Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone... more...

  • Art on Skinby Nancy Hajeski; Marcel Brousseau; Lisa Purcell; Jonathan Conklin; Troy Timpel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American?s—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens... more...

  • What We See When We Readby Peter Mendelsund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading?how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael... more...

  • Powers of Twoby Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 28.00

    A rigorous and inspiring survey of the workings of creative pairings that shows us how great duos work together and how we can adapt their techniques in our own work and lives. more...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time?Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone... more...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time?Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone... more...

  • Radical History and the Politics of Artby Gabriel Rockhill

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge, Rockhill demonstrates that art and politics are not fixed entities with a singular relation but rather dynamically negotiated, sociohistorical... more...

  • Seiden in den preußischen Schlössernby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 179.00

    Ein außergewöhnlicher textiler Reichtum prägt die Raumkunst in den preußischen Schlössern des 18. Jahrhunderts. Unter Friedrich II. hatte sich Berlin zu einer europäischen Seidenmetropole entwickelt. Die preußischen Seiden wetteiferten mit den französischen Vorbildern, entwickelten aber auch künstlerische Eigenständigkeit. Noch heute lassen sich im... more...