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  • 19th-Century Artby Laurie Schneider Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Munch?s The Scream. Van Gogh?s Starry Night. Rodin?s The Thinker. Monet?s Water Lilies. Constable?s landscapes. The 19th century gave us a wealth of artistic riches so memorable in their genius that we can picture many of them in an instant. At the time, however, their avant-garde nature was the cause of much controversy. Professor Laurie... more...

  • The The Letters of Vincent Van Goghby Vincent Van Gogh; Elfreda Powell

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life. 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$ 24.80

    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...

  • 50 Art Ideasby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2011; US$ 12.99

    A visit to an art gallery can be a baffling experience - a bewildering parade of paintings, sculptures, artists and movements with little perspective on how they all fit together. 50 Art Ideas you Really Need to Know is here to help. For all those who don't know their Degas from Dali or their Monet from their Mondrian, this informative and insightful... more...

  • Artby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2014; US$ 13.99

    Art introduces readers to 100 of the world's most important artists and their paintings, from the 13th century to the modern era. Works by artists including Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are reproduced in superb high quality, arranged chronologically and set in their historical context by Susie Hodge's concise and readable narrative.... more...

  • A-Z Great Modern Artistsby Andy Tuohy; Christopher Masters

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated... 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...