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  • Voyage of The Slave Shipby Stephen J. May

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition, and final disposition of one of J.M.W. Turner's greatest and most memorable paintings. Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury. For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy... more...

  • »Privat - bitte eintreten!«by Elena Zanichelli

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Why should we take interest in that which doesn't concern us? Where does the growing concern for the private sphere originate? Artistic practices of the 1990s act within this zone of tension when they reproduce private experiences candor or even demonstrate »live«: Wolfgang Tillmans has photographed intimate scenes of his circle of friends since 1990,... more...

  • Nach dem Primitivismus?by Kea Wienand

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 53.00

    Art defamed by National Socialism as »degenerate«, referring to supposedly »primitive cultures«, was considered »antifascist« in the Federal Republic of Germany, but whose colonial racisms were reflected? How were these cultural differences negotiated in the art of the FRG from 1960 to 1990? Kea Wienand discusses to what extent artists such as Joseph... more...

  • Leonardo and the Last Supperby Ross King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 23.00

    Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art- The Last Supper . After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low point personally and professionally: at forty-three, in an era when he had almost reached the average life... more...

  • Bricks & Mortalsby Tom Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 21.99

    We don?t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces where we live. We are born, work, love, and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent and squat it, create and destroy it. All of these aspects of buildings?economic, erotic, political, and psychological?are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly.... more...

  • Big Bucksby Georgina Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 35.00

    This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year. Drawing on her personal experience, the author describes in fascinating detail the contributions made by a range of actors and institutions... more...

  • Marks of Opulence: The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000?1914 (Text Only)by Colin Platt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A sweeping, beautifully written history of artistic patronage from 1000 to the present day by a Wolfson Prize-winning historian. 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; 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...

  • Fleckner, Uwe; Kemp, Wolfgang; Mattenklott, Gert; Wagner, Monika; Warnke, Martin: Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus. Band 11by

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    Contents: K. Lüdeking, The Body and the Letters ? Albrecht Dürer?s self-portrait from 1500; E. Osterkamp, Spartacus under the Germans ? on the history of a literary legacy; F. Forster-Hahn, German, Modern and Jewish ? Max Liebermann?s 1906 exhibitions in Berlin and London; U. Haselstein, A Genealogy of Modernity ? Flaubert, Cézanne, and Gertrude Stein;... more...