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  • The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destinyby Meshel Laurie

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    A memoir about growing up, growing wise and stepping into the world of Dogs in Space . 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... more...

  • Alois J. Schardtby Olaf Peters; Ruth Heftrig; Ulrich Rehm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    Das umfangreiche Typoskript "Wesensmerkmale der deutschen bildenden Kunst", das Alois J. Schardt (1889-1955) im Frühjahr 1933 mit der Absicht verfasste, Direktor der Nationalgalerie in Berlin zu werden, wird in der Forschungsliteratur häufig zitiert, konnte zuvor aber nur im Archiv eingesehen werden. Es bietet zusammen mit zwei weiteren bislang unveröffentlichten... 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...

  • TRIGON 10by Guardini Stiftung e.V.

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 25.14

    Hauptbeschreibung »Der Titel "TRIGON" ist ein sprechendes Symbol. Die Alten bezeichneten damit ein Ballspiel, dessen Teilnehmer in den Ecken eines Dreiecks standen und sich den Ball zuspielten. Zu diesem lebendigen und gegenseitig bereichernden Austausch der drei wesentlichen Erkenntnisweisen unserer Zeit - GLAUBE, WISSENSCHAFT UND KUNST - sucht... more...

  • Facts and Artefacts - Art in the Islamic Worldby Annette Hagedorn; Avinoam Shalem

    BRILL 2007; US$ 278.00

    The scholarly search on the art of the object is of enduring interest and enjoys a new renaissance in the last few years. This book mainly explores the art and craft of Islamic artefacts and presents to the reader a diverse range of approaches. Despite this variety, in which also artefacts of the pre-Islamic, period as well as 'orientalized'... more...

  • Ancient Near Eastern Art in Contextby Marian Feldman; Jack Cheng

    BRILL 2007; US$ 214.00

    Covers topics such as: palatial and temple architecture, royal sculpture, gender in the ancient Near East, and interdisciplinary studies that range from fourth millennium BCE to modern ethnography and cover Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia, Iran, Syria, Urartu, and the Levant. more...

  • Discoveries in Western Tibet and the Western Himalayasby Amy Heller; Giacomella Orofino

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Archaeological discoveries and scientific research focused on western Tibet and the western Himalayas have resulted in a redefinition of the historical and cultural processes of the entire Indo-Tibetan civilization. This title presents the proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the Iats, 2003. more...

  • Deutsche in Venedigby Klaus Bergdolt

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 22.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Deutsche in Venedig? Die meisten Venezianer, dürften dabei an Touristenmassen denken. Doch die deutsche Präsenz in der Lagunenstadt hat eine lange Tradition, die sich bis ins erste Jahrtausend zurückverfolgen lässt. Für die nordalpine Kultur hatte dies bemerkenswerte Folgen. Fast im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum, besonders aber... more...

  • Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopelsby Alessandra Bravi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study traces the history of Greek works of art that were first taken to Rome in the Republican era and later moved to Constantinople in the 4th century AD. It examines the effects of these changes in location on their meaning by presenting the available written and archeological evidence on art in public spaces. more...