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  • Discordia concorsby Evelyn Reitz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Bereits um 1600 vernetzten sich die Hofkünstler Rudolfs II. in Prag über regionale und ideelle Grenzen hinweg und entwickelten eine vielstimmige, kosmopolitische Bildsprache. Auf den Spuren des Wanderwegs einer Kerngruppe niederländischer Künstler werden bislang unbeachtete Facetten dieser Stilbildung entdeckt, die von der Erfahrung kultureller Differenz... more...

  • Heldische Konstruktionenby Kathrin Heinz

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 55.00

    Reiter und Ritter zählen zu den Lieblingsmotiven von Wassily Kandinsky. Insbesondere der mit dem Drachen kämpfende heilige Georg wird von ihm wiederholt dargestellt. Kathrin Heinz zeigt die grundlegende Bedeutung dieses Motivs für das künstlerische Programm des sogenannten »Vorreiters« der Abstraktion auf und klärt, wie sich anhand eines Bildzeichens... more...

  • Ethik im Kunstmarktby Ulli Seegers

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    The art market has fallen into disrepute. It is becoming increasingly common to read of auction records in the millions, but also of forgery scandals, art theft, and illegal excavations. Blind faith and the hope of high returns interfere with questions about the origin of works. However all players in the »art system« have a special responsibility... more...

  • Dada & Surrealism For Beginnersby Elsa Bethanis; Peter Bethanis; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas! And what happens in such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own ?Pope? and continued their journey (with no destination) into Surrealism, creating burning giraffes, ?amoebic?... more...

  • Cartographies of Timeby Daniel Rosenberg; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies... more...

  • Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Timeby Anne Bordeleau

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between architecture, time and history, this book offers insights on issues still relevant today-the struggle between imitation and innovation, the definition (or rejection) of aesthetic experience, the grounds of architectural judgment (who decides and... more...

  • 50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99

    Today's art world can be a baffling place. For all those who don't know their Degas from Dali or Monet from Mondrian, this informative and insightful guide breaks down 50 of the most important and influential trends in western art, to provide a fascinating account of art from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Taking in the defining artistic... more...

  • Playing to the Galleryby Grayson Perry

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there's one message that I want you to take away it's that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts - even me! For even I, an Essex transvestite potter, have... more...

  • Memory of Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it.The most valuable--and dangerous--relic the world has even known. When the art historian, Leon Golding, finds Goyaâ??s skull his rivals gather: a ruthless female collector in New York; an immoral scion of the notorious Ortega family;... more...

  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice--a city with secrets to rival its splendor. more...