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  • Neuerfindung der Fotografieby Hans Danuser; Bettina Gockel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Based on the work of the Swiss photographer Hans Danuser and on his conversations with Peter Zumthor, Reto Hänny, Bettina Gockel, and Philip Ursprung, this book analyzes a previously undocumented segment of Swiss photographic history in the context of the international upheaval of the 1970s and 80s. Includes previously unpublished photographs... more...

  • After the Red Army Factionby Charity Scribner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Masterminded by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s, and afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers, including Gerhard Richter, Elfriede Jelinek, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Why were women so prominent in the RAF? What does the continuing cultural response to the German armed... more...

  • Maya Derenby Sarah Keller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp, she is best known for her seminal film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), a dream-like experiment with time and symbol, looped narrative... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...