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  • »Es war einfach nothwendig, so und nicht anders zu schreiben«by Michaela Hoffmann-Ruf

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 29.22

    Johann Gustav Gildemeister (1812?1890) war ein namhafter Orientalist des 19. Jahrhunderts, der durch seine Schrift über den »Heiligen Rock« zu Trier und die damit verbundene Wallfahrt des Jahres 1844 auch überregional große Bekanntheit erlangte. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beleuchten den historischen Hintergrund der wichtigsten Stationen in Gildemeisters... more...

  • Szene Afrikaby Manfred Loimeier

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 15.65

    Manfred Loimeier unternimmt Streifzüge durch die unterschiedlichsten Formen und Foren afrikanischer Kunst und Kultur: Malerei, Bildende Kunst, Musik, Theater, Tanz, Film, Fotografie und Literatur. Vom Filmfestival in Ouagadougou bis zur Wiege des Jazz in Kapstadt spannt sich der Bogen. Ein Buch für neugierige Einsteiger wie für alle, die sich vom kulturellen... more...

  • Der Traum der Vernunft und seine Monster.by Birgit Aschmann

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 14.51

    Zu Unrecht wird Spanien oftmals eine periphere Stellung in der Geschichte des modernen Europa zugeschrieben. Welche Rolle das Land für die Entwicklung wichtiger Prozesse des 19. Jahrhunderts tatsächlich spielte, lässt sich ausgehend von Werk und Vita Francisco de Goyas beschreiben. Der spanische Maler kann insofern als »politischer Maler« bezeichnet... more...

  • Kunstlandschaftby Simone Hespers

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2014; US$ 30.27

    Der Begriff ?Kunstlandschaft? dient der Kunstwissenschaft als Ordnungsbegriff, um das kunsthistorische Material räumlich zu klassifizieren. Angesichts der vielfältigen Verflechtungen, in denen Kunstwerke entstehen, muß die Konsistenz von "Kunstlandschaften" jedoch in Frage gestellt werden. Vor diesem Hintergrunduntersucht die Autorin den... more...

  • Recording Conceptual Artby Robert Barry; Alexander Alberro; Patsy Norvell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s. The nine individuals--eight artists and one art dealer--are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art. more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. 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...

  • Eakins Revealedby Henry Adams

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 73.99

    Examines the dark side of Thomas Eakins' life and work in this biography that changes our understanding of this American icon. Based on close study of hiss work and new research in the Bregler papers, it shows he was not merely uncompromising, but harsh and brutal both in his personal life and in his painting. more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945by Amelia Jones

    Wiley 2009; US$ 155.95

    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 of... more...

  • NanoCultureby N. Katherine Hayles

    Intellect 2004; US$ 10.00

    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...