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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) awakens hope in science and society of finally being able to make a universal image of man. The promise of brain research is particularly fueled by this imaging technique's level of evidence. The method transforms the human brain into a visual object whose image is not just the end product of a complex technique,... more...
- Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 48.95
Color is central to creative work. This illustrated book embraces the sensuous experience of color, inspiring and seducing the reader with projects by outstanding artists, designers, and architects like Gerhard Richter, Konstantin Grcic, and Sauerbruch Hutton, who have formulated characteristic chromatic worlds. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.55
Hauptbeschreibung Glas- und Spiegelinstallationen, Farbfeldmalerei sowie dem Fotorealismus nahestehende Darstellungen - dies sind nur einige Beispiele für die Diskontinuitäten im Kunstschaffen des international bekannten Künstlers Gerhard Richter. Herausstechend aus Richters künstlerisch vielfältigen Oeuvre ist das von ihm entworfene Südquerhausfenster... more...
- Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00
Hochkomplexe Muster beruhen auf einfachen Regeln. Muster und Musterbildung bekommen heute als Grundlage der Systematisierung und der Beschreibung hochkomplexer Vorgänge und Phänomene eine neue, zentrale Bedeutung. Welche Vorstellung von Muster muss im derzeitigen Architekturdiskurs verwendet werden? more...
- Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00
Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 40.99
Herbert Leibowitz?s ?Something Urgent I Have to Say to You? provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era?Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95
Bringing together fourteen new essays by leading scholars, You Should See Yourself examines the fluctuating representations of Jewishness in a variety of areas of popular culture and high art, including literature, the media, film, theater, music, dance, painting, photography, and comedy. Contributors explore the evolution that has taken place... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
In film, the femme fatale has long been constructed as a beautiful heterosexual Caucasian woman. Da Silva shows the need to incorporate diverse ethnic groups and male homosexuals into the range of "femmes" fatales and examines how the Brazilian representations cross gender, race, and class and offer alternatives to the dominant Hollywood model. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock?s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world ? artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If it?s true ? as so often said ? that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing... more...