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  • Montsalvatby Sigmund Jorgensen

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The colourful history of the legendary Melbourne artists' colony, Montsalvat, and the story of its founder Justus Jorgensen as told by his son. more...

  • Patron Saintsby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby,... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 35.18

    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...

  • Badende Männerby Lill-Ann Körber

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Der Strand wird zum Atelier, der männliche Körper zum Motiv, eine Kunsthalle zum Schwimmbad. Das Buch präsentiert mit Edvard Munch, Eugène Jansson, J.A.G. Acke und J.F. Willumsen vier skandinavische Künstler, die um 1910 das Baden, ihren eigenen nackten Körper und den männlichen Akt entdecken, mit Fotografie experimentieren und visuelle Autobiografien... more...

  • Ästhetik der Begegnungby Thomas R. Huber

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.84

    Wie wird Kunst in sozialen Prozessen wirksam? Welche Rolle spielen Stereotypen in der Begegnung? Wie hängen Wahrnehmen und Handeln zusammen? Dieses Buch ist ein Plädoyer für die Bilder im Zeitalter großer soziopolitischer Wandlungen. Arbeiten von Tania Bruguera, Isaac Julien, Nikki S. Lee, Teresa Margolles, Adrian Piper, Santiago Sierra und Lorna Simpson... more...

  • Kunst, Raum, Autorschaftby Alexia Pooth

    transcript 2014; US$ 43.25

    Obwohl Raum und Autorschaft viel diskutiert werden, ist eine Verbindung beider Konzepte bisher kaum erfolgt. Unter dem theorieaffinen Ansatz der Autorgeografie verbindet Alexia Pooth erstmals das Zum-Künstler-Machen und -Gemacht-Werden mit der Produktion von Räumlichkeit (Stadt, Landschaft, Innenraum, Nation). Ausgangspunkt für dieses kritische Nachdenken... more...

  • The New Art of the Fifteenth Centuryby Shirley Neilsen Blum

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.99

    A fresh look at the early Renaissance, considering Florentine and Netherlandish art as a single phenomenon, at once deeply spiritual and entirely new. Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden into a rocky landscape, their naked bodies lit by a cold sun, their gestures and expressions a study in shame and anguish. A serious man, well attired,... more...

  • The Rape of Europaby Charles FitzRoy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    'The Rape of Europa' is one of Titian's great masterpieces, a work charged with eroticism and classical mystique behind which lies a tale as compelling as the painting itself. Here Charles FitzRoy weaves a unique account of its history and the painting's movement following the rise and fall of the countries in which it has been housed. The story ranges... more...

  • The Mind of Leonardo da Vinciby Edward McCurdy

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the greatest personality of the Renaissance. More than just a biography, the book presents a detailed investigation of Leonardo's genius. Its colorful, evocative prose offers numerous demonstrations of the master's achievements, not only in sculpture... more...

  • Vasari's Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; Jonathan Foster; Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An instant success upon its publication in the mid-sixteenth century, Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists remains one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance. Nothing of the scope and magnitude of this work had ever been conceived; the first complete history of modern art, it is widely regarded as... more...