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  • The Age of Earthquakesby Shumon Basar; Douglas Coupland; Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    Planet Earth needs a self-help book, and this is it The future is happening to us far faster than we thought it would and this book explains why Fifty years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture The Medium is the Massage , Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist... 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...

  • Vladimir Markov and Russian Primitivismby Jeremy Howard; Irena Bu?inska; Z. S. Strother

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume introduces the Latvian artist and champion of artistic change in early twentieth-century Russia, Voldemars Matvejs (Vladimir Markov), as a pioneering art photographer and assembles for the first time five of his most important essays. This book challenges hardening narratives of primitivism by reexamining the enthusiasm for world art in... more...

  • The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greeceby Judith M. Barringer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and architecture of ancient Greece with an emphasis on function and context. more...

  • The Rape of Europaby Charles FitzRoy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    'The Rape of Europa' is one of Titian's great masterpieces, a work charged with eroticism and classical mystique behind which lies a tale as compelling as the painting itself. Here Charles FitzRoy weaves a unique account of its history and the painting's movement following the rise and fall of the countries in which it has been housed. The story ranges... more...

  • Roger Fryby Virginia Woolf

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    Virginia Woolf was a close friend of Roger Fry for many years - after his death she wrote this loving account of his passion for art, his own painting, and his challenging critical theories. Born in 1866, he was primarily responsible for bringing the post-Impressionist movement to Britain, organising the first exhibitions and establishing the Omega... more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 29.15

    Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster came to New Zealand via Australia in 1841 (after a violent encounter in the outback which he just escaped unscathed) and spent most of the rest of his life in Hokianga. At the Margin of Empire charts his colourful experiences carving out a fortune as the region?s leading timber trader and cultivating connections... more...

  • Michelangelo's Davidby John T. Paoletti

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book presents new archival sources, suggests new interpretations of the David, and connects the statue to contemporary historical events in Florence. more...

  • Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artificeby J.F. Martel

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 13.95

    Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present. Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a picture, a movement, a text, or sound qualifies as a... more...

  • Spiralsby Nico Israel

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In this elegantly written, intellectually daring study, Nico Israel reveals how spirals are at the heart of some of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and Vladimir Tatlin, James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett and Robert Smithson—he... more...