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  • Come Togetherby Francesco Spampinato

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together , author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles an international roster of forty of today's most exciting and influential collectives, from design... 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...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of the war, and... more...

  • Redisplaying Museum Collectionsby Hannah Paddon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...

  • The Dog in the Dickensian Imaginationby Beryl Gray

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In her study of Dickens’s relationship to canines, Gray shows that dogs, real and invented, were intrinsic to Dickens’s vision and experience of London and its representation. She makes use of personal reminiscences, periodicals, images of dogs by portrait artists and Dickens’s illustrators, and institutional archives to shed light not... more...

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840by Maureen McCue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them... more...

  • The Mapping of Power in Renaissance Italyby Mark Rosen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This well-illustrated study investigates the symbolic dimensions of painted maps as products of ambitious early modern European courts. more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...