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  • 'A Student in Arms'by Dr Ross Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death at the Somme in 1916. Hankey's story marks a significant contribution to our understanding both of the 'pre-Somme' mediation... more...

  • "So fing man einfach an, ohne viele Worte"by Friedrich Julia; Prinzing Andreas

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Wie konnte man 1945 einfach wieder anfangen? Diese Frage stellt sich ganz besonders für die deutschen Museen und ihren Umgang mit der Kunst der Moderne. Die meisten Museen waren stark beschädigt, die modernen Kunstwerke 1937 in der Aktion "Entartete Kunst" konfisziert, zerstört oder verkauft worden. Künstler, Kuratoren und Direktoren waren,... more...

  • "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"by Herbert Leibowitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 40.99

    Herbert Leibowitz's "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You" provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era--Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox... more...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    The $12 Million Stuffed Shark * Branding and Insecurity * Branded Auctions * Branded Dealers * The Art of the Dealer * Art and Artists * Damien Hirst and the Shark * Warhol, Koons, and Emin * Charles Saatchi: Branded Collector * Christie's and Sotheby's * Choosing an Auction Hammer * Auction Psychology * The Secret World of Auctions * Francis Bacon's... more...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    The $12 Million Stuffed Shark delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world ? artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If it?s true ? as so often said ? that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing... more...

  • The (Moving) Pictures Generationby Vera Dika

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice. more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 27.99

    100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations... more...

  • 1000 Buddhasby Rhys Davids Ph.D. LLD.; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Alle lebendigen Wesen sind Buddhas und verfügen über Weisheit und Tugend.? (Buddha) Buddha zählt zu den am häufigsten dargestellten Heiligenfiguren der gesamten Welt, vielleicht ist er sogar häufiger als der in der westlichen Kunst so wichtige Christus abgebildet worden. Buddha wird in ganz Asien und weit darüber hinaus verehrt. Sein Bild nahm an der... more...

  • 1000 Buddhas de Génieby Rhys Davids Ph.D. LLD.; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    « Tous les êtres vivants sont Bouddha et ont en eux sagesse et vertu. » (Bouddha) Bouddha fait partie des personnages sacrés les plus représentés au monde, peut-être plus que ne l?est le Christ, sujet largement traité par les artistes du monde occidental. Personnage adulé par tous, Bouddha fut représenté de toutes les manières, que ce soit en sculpture,... more...