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  • Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architectsby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 35.20

    A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering... more...

  • Verhandlungen in Utrechtby Valeska von Rosen

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 11.53

    Bild und Kontext: Über Aushandlungsprozesse religiöser Darstellungsweisen. Anders als es die Ausbildungsregeln niederländischer Künstler vorsahen, beschäftigte sich der Utrechter Maler Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629) auf seiner Reise nach Rom nicht mit der Antike oder der Hochrenaissance, sondern mit der damals zeitgenössischen Malerei, vor allem... more...

  • Looking Jewishby Carol Zemel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Jewish art and visual culture?art made by Jews about Jews?in modern diasporic settings is the subject of Looking Jewish. Carol Zemel focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended Jewishness and mainstream modernism to create a diasporic art, one that transcends dominant national traditions.... more...

  • Privat - bitte eintreten!by Elena Zanichelli

    transcript 2015; US$ 37.38

    Warum soll uns interessieren, was uns eigentlich nichts angeht? Woher kommt das zunehmende Interesse an der Privatsphäre? Künstlerische Praktiken der 1990er Jahre bewegen sich in diesem Spannungsfeld, wenn sie private Lebenserfahrungen »aufrichtig« wiedergeben oder gar »live« vorführen: So fotografierte Wolfgang Tillmans ab 1990 Intimszenen seines... more...

  • Keeping an Eye Openby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    ?Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain... more...

  • Playing to the Galleryby Grayson Perry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    Grayson Perry?s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about ?art? Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he?s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite ). This funny, personal journey... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him?but though his... more...

  • New Art Cityby Jed Perl

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists?Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them?who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. - ;What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed... more...

  • Bilder machen Räumeby Katharina Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination,... more...