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  • Tyrann und Märtyrerby Carolin Behrmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Throughout Europe, the end of the 16th century saw an enormous output of images of Christian martyrdom. Images portraying the law and the behavior of tyrannical regimes in terms of the torment of the martyrs signaled the threats to their own legal system. For the first time, the images of martyrs and tyrants are presented as both religious figures... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas on the land, the ?landscape,? and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. For the first time, this book provides a detailed reconstruction of the discourse on ideal places and architectonically staged vistas. It also presents the history of the ancient topos of the ?theater of the hills?... more...

  • 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...

  • Form and Senseby Wolfgang Paalen; Martica Sawin; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where he founded the influential magazine DYN in 1941. In the bold texts from DYN that make up Form and Sense , we encounter a unique artistic... more...

  • »Privat - bitte eintreten!«by Elena Zanichelli

    transcript Verlag 2015; 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...

  • Art Decoby Eric Knowles

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the Charleston, speakeasies, glamorous Hollywood films and engineering... 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...

  • Ways of Curatingby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It... 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...

  • The Utopian Globalistsby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95

    An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artistsand their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on,modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism overthe past ninety years. Focuses on artists whose work expresses the concept ofrevolutionary social transformation Provides a strong historical narrative that... more...