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  • Unbedingt. Van Gogh und Gauguin im gelben Hausby Jürgen Volk

    Jonas Plöttner Verlag 2014; US$ 3.60

    24.12.1888. Völlig übernächtigt kommt Paul Gauguin morgens nach Hause, wo er von der Polizei verhaftet und an das Bett Vincent van Goghs geführt wird, der bewusstlos und halb verblutet daliegt. Was war am Vorabend zur Weihnacht 1888 geschehen? Der Roman zeichnet eine Begegnung, die heute als eine Sternstunde der Kunstgeschichte gilt, in ihrer ganzen... more...

  • The Signature Style of Frans Halsby Christopher D. M. Atkins

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    The painters of the Dutch Golden Age have a reputation for favoring a dark, serious aesthetic and subdued, everyday scenes over the bravado of their Catholic counterparts. But in fact, Dutch paintings of this period often contain witty visual puns and a fierce vibrancy in their choice of color and subjects. No one more exemplifies this lushness... more...

  • More Vintage Years of Airfix Box Artby Roy Cross

    Crowood 2014; US$ 43.75

    The Airfix company was formed in 1939 and, since it produced its first plastic kit in 1949, grew to be the United Kingdom's leading model kit manufacturer. Several generations of young and young-at-heart modellers have made Airfix kits and, despite turbulent times in the 1970s and 1980s when the company changed ownership several times, in the twenty-first... more...

  • The Art of Mistakesby Melanie Rothschild

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    You can make art and deeply appreciate the Art of Mistakes . When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately. Whether you are a seasoned... more...

  • Die verborgene Präsenz des Künstlersby Sebastian Neußer

    transcript 2014; US$ 26.78

    Verborgen präsent ist ein Künstler dann, wenn er seinen Körper vollständig verhüllt, vergräbt, einmauert, einwickelt oder auf andere Weise unsichtbar inszeniert. Er schafft einen Innenraum, mit dem er das Abgetrenntsein von der Außenwelt markiert, zugleich aber direkten Kontakt hält, um alternative Interaktionsmöglichkeiten zu erforschen. Sebastian... more...

  • Vermeer's Family Secretsby Benjamin Binstock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In Vermeer's Family Secrets , Benjamin Binstock revolutionizes how we think about Vermeer's work and life. Vermeer, The Sphinx of Delft , is famously a mystery in art: despite the common claim that little... more...

  • Leonardo da Vinciby Sigmund Freud

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 18.95

    This remarkable book takes as its subject one of the most outstanding men that ever lived. The ultimate prodigy, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of great originality and power, a scientist, and a powerful thinker. According to Sigmund Freud, he was also a flawed, repressed homosexual. The first psychosexual history to be published, Leonardo da Vinci... more...

  • Menschwerden aus Passionby Matthias Marks

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 40.00

    Der Diskurs über Bilder, ihre Präsenz und ihre Wirkungen ist bislang weitgehend an der Praktischen Theologie vorbeigegangen. Die vorliegende Untersuchung wagt erste Schritte in dieses fremde Terrain. Sie hebt wichtige rezeptionsästhetische Fragen ans Licht, diskutiert sie im Rahmen dreier zentraler praktisch-theologischer Arbeitsfelder (Predigt, Liturgie,... more...

  • A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings VIby Ernst van de Wetering

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 1,619.00

    A revised survey of Rembrandt?s complete painted oeuvre. The question of which 17th-century paintings in Rembrandt?s style were actually painted by Rembrandt himself had already become an issue during his lifetime. It is an issue that is still hotly disputed among art historians today. The problem arose because Rembrandt had numerous pupils who... more...

  • The Lost Michelangelosby Antonio Forcellino

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Translated by Lucinda Byatt This book tells the remarkable story of a rare discovery: the uncovering of two lost paintings by the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Like many stories of artistic loss, this one begins in a library in Italy, where Antonio Forcellino - a distinguished Michelangelo scholar and restorer - stumbled across... more...