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  • Colour Historiesby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Knowledge of the properties, mixtures, harmonies, meanings and uses of colour has always been widely distributed among painters and architects, dyers and printers, pigment producers and merchants, physicists and chemists. This volume focuses on how different communities interacted with respect to their colour knowledge and practices and hereby provides... 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...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... 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...

  • I Was Vermeerby

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Frank Wynne's remarkable book tells the story of Han van Meegeren, a paranoid, drug-addicted, second-rate painter whose Vermeer forgeries made him a secret superstar of the art world. During van Meegeren's heyday as a forger of Vermeers, he earned the equivalent of fifty million dollars, the acclaim of the world's press, and the satisfaction of swindling... 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...

  • 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...

  • Realizationsby Martin Meisel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50

    In this richly illustrated study of the relationship of art, drama, and fiction in the nineteenth century, Martin Meisel illuminates the collaboration between storytelling and picturemaking that informed narrative painting, pictorial dramaturgy, and serial illustrated fiction. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the... more...