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  • Konkurrenz und ihre Gesichter in der Kunstby Renate Prochno

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 89.80

    Konkurrenz ist allgegenwärtig, auch in der Kunst. Die verschiedenen Spielarten von Konkurrenz, vom freundschaftlichen Kräftemessen bis zum Verdrängungswettbewerb, sind der spannende Gegenstand der Fallstudien in diesem Buch. Deren Lektüre schärft die Sichtweise für so manches bekannte Werk, indem es unter dem Blickwinkel von Konkurrenz neu interpretiert... more...

  • Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopelsby Alessandra Bravi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.10

    Der Band handelt von den griechischen Statuen und Bildern, die ab republikanischer Zeit von ihren originalen Standorten nach Rom entführt wurden, und von denen, die im 4. Jh. nach Konstantinopel versetzt wurden. Es wird untersucht, mit welchen semantischen Veränderungen der Wechsel ihrer lokalen Kontexte einherging. Dazu werden die schriftlichen... more...

  • Art the Movesby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901-1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work in painting, photography and writing. Lye had a big idea - that movement could be the basis for a completely... more...

  • Image on the Edgeby Michael Camille

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    What do they all mean ? the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere... more...

  • The Art of Sukumar Boseby Venka Purushothaman

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 103.87

    To commemorate the centenary of artist Sukumar Bose (1912-1986), this book attempts to take an incisive look at the artist, his works and the context of his art production in South and Southeast Asia. Bose’s art varied from the traditional to the decorative and ornamental, with a hint of the Oriental flavour. His work demonstrated traces of the... more...

  • Im Dienst der Nationby Matthias Krüger; Isabella Woldt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 134.73

    Das Thema "Kunst im Dienst der Nation" wird so lange nicht an Brisanz verlieren, wie der Nationalismus in Politik und Gesellschaft auch die Ausdrucksmittel der Bildenden Kunst zu seinen Zwecken nutzt, beispielsweise um Identität nationaler Gruppen durch Bilder, Skulpturen und Architekturen zu stiften oder zu bekräftigen, aber auch um diese... more...

  • Thinking About Artby Penny Huntsman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied... more...

  • Muqarnasby Gulru Necipoglu

    BRILL 2003; US$ 76.00

    Muqarnas , the well-respected annual of Islamic art and architecture, is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard U. and MIT. The 20th volume features 12 articles on topics that include geometry in a 9th-century Koran, the defense of alchemy in a Mongol era manuscript, t more...

  • NanoCultureby Katherine Hayles

    Intellect Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    Nano denotes a billionth; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. New instrumentation and techniques have for the first time made possible materials research and engineering at this level, the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Extraordinary visions of material abundance, unprecedented materials, and powerful engineering capabilities have marked... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945by Amelia Jones

    Wiley 2009; US$ 165.95 US$ 143.82

    A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state... more...