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Sort of Safe
Ajour
Photojournalism in Scandinavia is of a high, international standard. Especially Danish photographers have won several prices in World Press Photo and other international competitions during the past 10 years. Some of the best up-and-coming photographers participated in a series of master classes in Norway in fall 2008. This book is the result of this work. The former president of Iceland, Mrs. Vigdis Finnbagadottir, writes in her foreword: “The photos of the young photographers give us a broad, but also sharp and untraditional view of the Nordic welfare states and its people. Their pictures will certainly inspire us to reconsider our attitudes and ideas about the welfare state and democracy. From this we can get inspiration for our visions about the future.”
PHOTOGRAPHY, 272 PAGES, 4.75 X 8.5 131 COLOR PHOTOS, 35 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $44.00 (CAN $53.00)

Berlin
The Freedom Beyond the Wall
Giovanna Naldi and Francesca De Palma
It is 1989. Photography, that other eyewitness of the 20th century, is finally free to remember, excitedly capturing momentous events in souvenir snapshots, flash bulbs exploding, cameras clicking, heralding the post-Wall era of global communication, cell phones and digital photos, of a season in which the role of the image has changed. It is photography that bears witness to the fall, of what comes after the fall. For 40 years photography in Berlin had been held hostage, like the city, in a ferocious heartrending ideological struggle, a new war of representation, played out in large part via the image, still and in motion. Protagonist of the great season of photographic reportage in the democracies of the latter half of the twentieth century and instrument of propaganda in the totalitarian regimes of the East, photography narrated and incarnated the division of the two blocs. It focused on that wall built by Soviet power, the materialization of the Iron Curtain that cut through Europe, separating East from West, real socialism from consumer capitalism.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 112 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.6 37 COLOR PHOTOS, 46 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $32.00 (CAN $37.00)

ISBN: 9788792241320
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AJOUR/AJOUR JANUARY 2010

ISBN: 9788863020298
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE AUGUST 2010

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Camera Work
The Photographic Work of Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand Between Europe and America
Pamela Roberts
The first issue of Stieglitz’s famous photographic magazine is reissued at a time of heightened appreciation of photography as art form. Digital photography has opened the photographic art form to a much wider group of enthusiasts, at the same time as interest in the incomparable work of Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand has reached new peaks. Their photographs now sell at auction for ever-increasing amounts, rivaling some paintings as recognition of their art form continues to grow. Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) opened his brief editorial in the first issue of Camera Work, published in January of 1903, with the following unpretentious words: “The Time appearing ripe for the publication of an independent American photographic magazine devoted largely to the interests of pictorial photography, Camera Work makes its appearance as the logical outcome of the evolution of the photographic art. It is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression, and, in addition, to make converts of many at present ignorant of its possibilities.” Frequently described as one of the most beautiful and influential publications in American art, Camera Work, which ran to 50 numbers between 1903–1917, is Stieglitz’s visual and written love poem to photography. The reissue of this first volume will be an important publication, much in demand by the growing numbers of fans of the art.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 73 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $53.00 (CAN $64.00)

Carlo Mollino: With Naked Eye
Photographs 1934–1973
Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari
Mollino’s work always consists of ‘unique pieces’, whether he created pieces of furniture or photographs. The elitist architect had never produced editions of his photographs and he signed less than 40 photographs, unique copies often retouched. Through photographs from 1936 to 1973, drawings and related historical objects, this catalogue reveals the ‘photographic worlds’ of Mollino: architecture, skiing and the important corpus of women’s portraits, realized in three different periods: the years before the Second World War, the 1950s and the Polaroids of the 1960s/1970s. Since the 1930s Mollino focused on the real sense of photography and the demands and conventions of the genre, so different from that of painting. He considered photography to be an opportunity to work on his buildings again, enhancing them with every possible technical and literary artifice, while still maintaining the authentic spirit of his buildings and interiors. With some exceptions, women’s portraits constitute the real subject of his photographs in the 1930s and 1940s, and the “hiding place” for their realization is specifically “molliniano.” We know that in his photographic work he did not simply portray his models; he left us a message from his darkroom: a woman is the sum of a multiplicity of faces, bodies and expressions.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 184 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 166 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $60.00 (CAN $72.00)

ISBN: 9788895849058
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9788863020281
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE AUGUST 2010

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Terremoto
Calabro Messinese 1908/2008 Earthquake Messina
Giovanna Naldi and Rosella Carrus
One hundred years after an earthquake, such as the one that took its toll on Messina and Reggio in 1908, are a precious opportunity to reflect on one of the most catastrophic events that has hit Europe in modern times. The seismic phenomenon surpasses its physical nature and quickly turns into a social, cultural and administrative phenomenon. It represents an event of great historical impact that leaves its moral and physical scars on the area for decades. The commemorative journey presented in this book winds through a photo gallery that brings into focus the three highlights of the seismic phenomenon as related to man’s life. The devastating effects on the buildings, along with the environmental disruption caused by the seaquake; the rescue and emergency operations; life in the shacks, in other words, going back to “normality.” This book is a photographic document of history and art, of life and death, of grief and hope, with the intention to save the destroyed cities from oblivion.
PHOTOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 176 PAGES, 10 X 9.2 8 COLOR PHOTOS, 119 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $72.00)

American Artists in Munich
Artistic Migration and Cultural Exchange Processes
Christian Fuhrmeister, Hubertus Kohle, and Veerle Thielemans
This volume follows the symposium of the same name, which explored the phenomenon of artistic migration and to investigate the attraction of Munich, the self-proclaimed “City of the Arts” for American artists from the mid-19th century to World War I and beyond: Who came, when, and why? Both the symposium, and this book, set out to answer important questions including: What, in particular, prompted Americans to come to Munich: The academy’s renown in teaching technical skills, or the city’s bustling art scene? To what extent did the change in genre from history to landscape painting contribute to Munich’s attractiveness, as opposed to Düsseldorf, which had basically been the Americans’ first choice until the mid-19th century? How influential was, finally, the appeal of Paris as an avant-garde center in debasing the training in Munich as old-fashioned and traditional? The decision of a place of study depended not just on the attractiveness of a city and its art institutions, but also on the students’ own cultural background. Existing studies of American painters in Munich focus on leading representatives from the peak of the movement in the early 1870s and 1880s, when the realism of the returning artists’ paintings caused something of a sensation in the American “art world”. This complex phenomenon must be investigated in its entirety, taking into account the development of styles and genres over half a century, experienced by approximately 420 American students—who formed one of the largest groups of non-Germanspeaking students enrolled at the Academy , and also by an unknown number of American artists who studied elsewhere in town, in numerous private schools and studios.
ART/HISTORY, 272 PAGES, 6.8 X 9.2 98 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $59.00 (CAN $71.00)

ISBN: 9788863020205
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783422068339
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MARCH 2010

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Augustiner Museum
Masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Baroque
City Museum Freiburg
In February 2010, the Augustiner Museum in Freiburg, one of the oldest and most important museums in Germany, will be reopened after extensive reconstruction and renovation. At the core of its permanent collection are works of ecclesiastical art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Alongside the museum’s own permanent collection, which includes paintings by Matthias Grünewald and Hans Baldung Grien, there are two large sets of works which give the museum its distinctive, vernacular flair. The estate of the Dominican convent of Adelhausen, comprises unique examples of medieval textile art and goldwork. The Archiepiscopal Museum contributes a wealth of outstanding works including stone sculpture, stained glass and precious objects from the treasury of Freiburg Minster.
ART/HISTORY, 200 PAGES, 7 X 10.6 120 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Religious Memorials
Kai Kappel
Dachau was one of the first permanent concentration camps and is still today a synonym for the inhuman National Socialist machinery of oppression. Shortly after liberation there were already plans to contain the concentration camp site in a Christian–Jewish framework. Between 1960 and 1967, in the context of the establishment of the Concentration Camp Memorial Site, “places of meditation” were created the Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel, the Jewish Memorial and the internationally famous Protestant Church of Reconciliation. These were joined by the Carmelite Convent of the Precious Blood and the Russian Orthodox chapel.
HISTORY/JEWISH STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 4.8 X 8 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $10.00 (CAN $12.00)

ISBN: 9783422022386
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783422069497
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG AUGUST 2010

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The Doge’s Palace in Venice
A Tour Through Art and History
Wolfgang Wolters
A comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to the Doge’s Palace, Venice’s uniquely beautiful landmark alongside the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Cathedral. As the seat of the aristocratic government as well as the residence if the Doge, its interiors illustrate the myth of Venice. Wolfgang Wolters, born 1935, is Professor for Art History at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. His longtime academic and practical engagement for the saving of Venice was mentioned in numerous publications.
ARCHITECTURE/HISTORY, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.6 120 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $28.00 (CAN $33.00)

Generations of Forms
Space to Inhabit, Time to Think
Anna Bofill Levi
“Architecture is frozen music” stated the founder of the academy of fine arts in Munich, Friedrich W. J. Schelling, in 1859. Architect and composer Anna Bofill Levi was invited by the academy to present her own architectural configurations. She developed these characteristics for many years in her aim for a social house building scheme. She explains how to apply these ideas into music and reverse. Her interdisciplinary and feministic oriented attempt illustrates with examples of her own realized buildings and music compositions the interplay of both disciplines and how they may initiate new ways of life.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 80 PAGES, 5 X 8.4 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $20.00 (CAN $24.00)

ISBN: 9783422069053
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783422069169
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MAY 2010

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Hans von Aachen, 1552–1615
Court Artist in Europe
Thomas Fusening and Alice Taatgen
After first steps in Cologne Hans von Aachen moved to Italy in 1574 to study further. He toured Rome and Florence, but eventually settled in Venice. Combining Flemish traditions and Italian innovation he developed his own style. Back in Germany he lived in Cologne and Munich as a painter of the nobles. In 1592 he was appointed official painter of Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor in Prague. But he only moved to Prague in 1601, where he stayed painting commissions from Emperor Rudolph II and his successor, Matthias I. The elegance, the humor, and the sensuality of his mythological and allegoric paintings are still fascinating in our days. His religious presentations are symbol of the ups and downs in a world of change. The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) owns paintings from Hans von Aachen.
ART, 300 PAGES, 10 X 12 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $48.00 (CAN $58.00)

Kami. Silence – Action
Japanese Contemporary Art on Paper
Deutscher Kunstverlag
This book accompanied an exhibition in Dresden, presenting works on paper by 13 leading Japanese artists and young talents with a special focus on drawings and prints. The works of these highly individual artists are characterized by contrasting concepts such as tradition and modernity, West and East, stillness and movement, global phenomena and distinctively Japanese features, and so they reflect contemporary Japanese society and its cultural backgrounds. The subtitle of the exhibition, “Silence – Action” describes the ambivalence between narrative activity and meditative reflection, which still delineates the fascination of Japanese culture, whose themes and means of artistic expression, however, have long been part of a modernity that is international in its orientation.
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 60 PAGES, 10.4 X 8 36 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

ISBN: 9783422069725
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783422069572
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MAY 2010

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Talents
With the exhibition series “Talents”, C/O’s e.V. is supporting upand-coming photographers and art critics who are launching their careers. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and texts enter into a dialog: the emerging talents introduce themselves and their projects to a wider audience and put their work up for discussion, creating a public forum. With this project an experimental space for young contemporary photography and art criticism from Germany and abroad has been created.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Since its inauguration in 2005, millions of people have visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. Whereas numerous books have already been written about the Field of Stelae, this book is a unique publication. For the first time ever, it presents comprehensive information about the permanent exhibition housed in the subterranean Information center and offers behind the scenes insight into the research and eventual creation of the exhibition. With the personal fates of victims and the geographical dimension of the Holocaust as its centre of focus, the permanent exhibition documents the persecution and extermination of European Jews as well as the historical sites of these crimes.
HISTORY/JEWISH STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 8 X 4.8 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $10.00 (CAN $12.00)

Talents 15 - In Limbo
Young Photography/Art Criticism
Anne Lass and Katja Meltzer
The exhibition “In Limbo” shows pictures of places that seem to be known, the people familiar, the situations daily. Everything seems to be almost concerning normal. Anne Lass’ photographs show people without individuality and places without history. Her photos are documents of disorientation and interchangeability.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 84 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.2 18 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

ISBN: 9783422022362
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783422069329
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MAY 2010

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Talents, continued
With the exhibition series “Talents”, C/O’s e.V. is supporting up-and-coming photographers and art critics who are launching their careers. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and texts enter into a dialog: the emerging talents introduce themselves and their projects to a wider audience and put their work up for discussion, creating a public forum. With this project an experimental space for young contemporary photography and art criticism from Germany and abroad has been created.

Talents 16 Approximate Landscape
Young Photography/Art Criticism
Christoph Engel and Ulrike Westphal
The exhibition “Approximate Landscape” featured Christoph Engel’s photographs which show the world from a nondaily perspective. His pictures are constructions of hundreds of photographs, available from Google Earth.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 84 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.2 16 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

Talents 17 - Life with Maggie
Young Photography/Art Criticism
Ofer Wolberger and Jennifer Crowley
In the exhibition “Life with Maggie” Ofer Wolberger features Maggie, a character without her own identity – using a mask posing in typical tourist poses in front of sunsets, lovely landscapes and architecture. The photographer’s style is further developing Street Photography and the New Color Photography.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 84 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.2 18 COLOR PHOTOS, 22 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

ISBN: 9783422069367
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG JUNE 2010

ISBN: 9783422069558
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MAY 2010

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Where Do We Go from Here?
Zentrum Leipzig
We live in a restless time, a time of global disorientation; we have many aims to follow. The question “Where do we go from here?” is asked more than once. Every chance has its beginning in the chaos, it accommodates the potential to discover new things and to perceive changes. This catalogue summarizes 50 contemporary artists, who have found, through the media photography, very manifold answers to this question. The artistic work of these photographers aspires apart, but through the confrontation the contents melt together to a new idea. This is not about an analysis of the present or the past, but a visualization of different realities, wishes, dreams and desires of a generation of artists.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 140 COLOR PHOTOS, 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

Willi Baumeister
The Sketch Books
Gerd Presler and Felicitas Baumeister
The artistic work of Willi Baumeister (1889–1955), one of the pioneers of abstract painting, is well documented, with the exception of his sketch books. He left 47 books, containing 490 sketches, drawn between 1913 and 1955. In recent years, interest in his sketchbooks has grown, opening up a new way of looking at the artist and his methods of creation. Many of his masterworks are found in embryonic form in the pages of these sketch books. This catalog presents all Willi Baumeister’s sketches, compared and analyzed in terms of their chronology and context.
ART, 300 PAGES, 7.8 X 10 265 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 265 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $37.00 (CAN $45.95)

ISBN: 9783422068902
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG FEBRUARY 2010

ISBN: 9783422069343
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MAY 2010

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A Rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci
The Concetto of the Virgin of the Rocks
Ernst Ullmann and Ernst Lux
Exhibited at the beginning of the 20th century at a museum in Graz/Styria, the painting was regarded as a copy of Leonardo’s painting. Sold after the war by its owner, the Count Attems, it fell into oblivion. Art historian and acknowledged expert on da Vinci, Professor Ernst Ullmann of the University of Leipzig, proved, with the assistance of noted Viennese restorator Ernst Lux, that the painting is in fact the concetto (draft) of Leonardo’s masterpiece “Virgin of the Rocks”, existing in two Versions in Paris and London. Ullmann’s noted methodology not only authenticated the painting, but also proved the identity of the two children depicted in it as Jesus and St. John, ending the contentious debate on the subject.
ART, 160 PAGES, 9.4 X 12 97 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $71.00)

Heat
Thomas Karsten
Bianca, a 21-year-old student of German literature and the model of this book, fascinated by his work introduced herself to Thomas Karsten with the strong desire to work with him. From this developed an intensive team-work over many months. Wild, cheerful pictures developed, outside and inside, on Majorka, in Berlin and elsewhere, in the street, in bed, alone and with other models. The pictures vibrate of pleasure, produce heat. They don’t come across “cool” beauty in this book, but hot natural desire.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 240 PAGES, 10 X 7.5 197 COLOR PHOTOS, 113 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $99.95)

ISBN: 9783887693787
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG JANUARY 2010

ISBN: 9783854181354
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KAROLINGER VERLAG JUNE 2010

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Cellists
Uta Süsse-Krause and Harald Eggebrecht
Some of today’s most famous cellists as well as up-and-coming talents are subject of this extraordinary photographic reportage book. For years Uta Süsse-Krause took pictures at festivals, workshops, competitions, rehearsals and concerts of renown performing cellists and great. Her photographs capture the individuality of each cellist, all pictures are taken live and without any posing. Out of her very special photo archive these photos have been picked due to their absolute authenticity—portraying faces as the mirror of musical sentiment. As different as each cellist’s state of mind may be they all have one thing in common: unconditional dedication to their play.
PHOTOGRAPHY/MUSIC, 192 PAGES, 9.8 X 11.4 291 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $60.00)

European Masters of the Städel Museum
19th–20th Century
Fellix Krämer and Max Hollein
The title gives an impressive overview of the developments during the 19th and 20th centuries, from classical modern art, impressionism and symbolism to expressionism and abstract art. The book contains famous works from J. H.Tischbein (Goethe in the Campagna), landscapes from Corot and Gustave Courbet, and various works from Degas, Manet, Monet, von Stuck and other artists from the 19th century. The 20th century is widely represented with works of Franz Marc, Picasso, or the painters of “Brücke” or “Blauer Reiter”. The book presents artists of the Bauhaus movement such as Lyonel Feininger and Paul Klee and the work concludes with paintings from Max Beckmann.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 260 PAGES, 9 X 10.8 124 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $72.00)

ISBN: 9783865685407
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MICHAEL IMHOF VERLAG APRIL 2010

ISBN: 9783865685544
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MICHAEL IMHOF VERLAG AUGUST 2010

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Peter Roehr
Dr. Martin Engler and Dr. Andreas Bee
When the Frankfurt artist Peter Roehr died in 1968 at the young age of 23, he left behind several hundreds of works in which he pursued exclusively the idea of serial repetition. From found commonplace materials he created ever new montages of photographs, text, typography, objects, sound, and film probing the concept of redundancy. Now that four decades have lapsed, the commonplace nature of Roehr’s works pushes to the fore even more vehemently. They become amazingly enhanced and turn into narrative formulations oscillating between ready-made and seriality, pop, and minimal art, everyday life and abstraction.
ART, 184 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 114 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $72.00)

Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg
Saving a Modern Masterpiece
Markku Karjalainen
This book presents architect Alvar Aalto’s famous library in Vyborg, Russia, and the international efforts since 1994 to restore it. The building and the restoration are examples of architectural history as well as the history of heritage conservation. This extraordinary example of modernist design—its original plans dating from 1927 and constructed with modifications between 1933 and 1935—is a catalogue of innovative concepts that reflect Aalto’s most mature and influential work. Every restoration task dealing with a building as remarkable as this library becomes unique. The original intentions of the architect, the present physical condition and the future intended use together affect the numerous decisions to be made during the restoration process. The restoration of Viipuri Library has been divided into sub-projects that are being carried out in order of urgency. This book presents all the sub-projects that have been completed to date in detail.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 10.8 X 8.8 254 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 102 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $69.00 (CAN $83.00)

ISBN: 9783865685223
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MICHAEL IMHOF VERLAG APRIL 2010

ISBN: 9789516829381
RIGHTS: US & CANADA RAKENNUSTIETO PUBLISHING JANUARY 2010

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Newly Drawn
Emerging Finnish Architects
Meri Louekari, Mika Hannula, and Mikko Heikkinen
The book Newly Drawn presents nine emerging Finnish architecture practices, their stories and works so far. Their work is newly drawn and much of it yet to be realized, but their era is about to begin as several competition victories, honorary mentions and significant commissions show. It’s time to meet and greet Hollmén Reuter Sandman, Verstas, NOW, Anttinen Oiva Architects, Lassila Hirvilammi, Avanto, ALA, AFKS and K2S. Each office presents 4-6 projects, both completed works and those still awaiting construction. The varied and rich illustrations range from portraits of persons and offices to project illustrations and photos of completed buildings. Newly Drawn is produced as part of a joint project organized by the participating practices resulting in publications, exhibitions, workshops and other events in both Finland and abroad.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 208 PAGES, 7 X 9 309 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 57 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $63.00 (CAN $76.00)

Atlas of Pre-Colonial Societies
Cultural Heritage and Social Structures in African, Asian and Melanesian States
Hans-Peter Müller, Claudia Kock Marti, Eva Seiler Schiedt, and Brigitte Arpagaus
What did societies outside Europe look like a hundred years ago? This atlas of precolonial societies presents the cultural heritage of the non-Western world by using printed maps on one hand and electronic data, texts and archive materials on the other hand. All information is based on thousands of ethnological studies about pre-industrial economic systems and patterns of settlement, ways of political organization as well as dominating blood-relationship and hereditary rules. Ninety-five African, Asian, and Melanesian countries as well as 29 Chinese provinces and 25 federal Indian states are described with 51 variables and indices and analyzed by their ethnological backgrounds.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/REFERENCE 16 PAGES, 8.8 X 12.4 21 MAPS, CD-ROM AND 21 COLORED MAPS ENCLOSED IN A SLIPCASE CLOTH, $118.00 (CAN $142.00)

ISBN: 9789516829404
RIGHTS: US & CANADA RAKENNUSTIETO PUBLISHING JANUARY 2010

ISBN: 9783496026761
RIGHTS: US & CANADA REIMER VERLAG APRIL 2010

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Culture and Biodiversity in Central Kavango, Namibia
Michael Pröpper
Changes in the biotic environment caused by human land use are being observed all over the globe. Such transformations will have considerable consequences for the future of rural and urban populations in Africa. But what motivates African people to use the biodiversity available to them in specific, more or less sustainable ways? What bodies of knowledge guide farmers’ decisions? What external forces, rules and norms drive or constrain them? And what cultural values do they attribute to nature? In this book Michael Pröpper investigates how the culture of the inhabitants of five villages in the central Kavango region of Namibia influences their thinking and actions relating to the surrounding dry forest savannah, an ecosystem that is coming under increasing pressure from anthropogenic overuse. This book reflects findings in relation to ongoing discourses about the improvement of rural African livelihoods and poverty reduction, necessary institutional and political changes, and the participation and empowerment of local actors in environmental decision processes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/AFRICAN STUDIES, 456 PAGES, 5.4 X 8.2 61 COLOR PHOTOS, 27 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $69.00 (CAN $83.00)

Dàgàrà Proverbs
Language in Africa - Volume 25
Sebastian K. Bemile
This book highlights proverbs and their use in the African language Dàgàrà, e.g. sounds and orthography; etymology and definition Z´Vkpár; types, creation and use of proverbs; background and method of collection of proverbs. As a background it shows differences in expression of thought; geographical and historical aspects; religious and mystical beliefs; habits and social attitudes, training and education; respect, tolerance and reciprocity; gender relationships. Other literary and linguistic aspects, e.g. metaphor, personification, metonymy, synecdoche, irony, innuendo, paradox, antithesis, onomatopoeia, paronomasia, epigram, repetition, rhyming, alliteration, comparatives, contradiction, simile, climax, hyperbole, parody, phonetic, sound system, syntax, language. Thecorpus of proverbs: accountability, activity, destiny, eating habits, family, general world view, human nature, human relations, judgment and power.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS/AFRICAN STUDIES, 340 PAGES, 6.8 X 9.6 CLOTH, $128.00 (CAN $154.00)

ISBN: 9783496028345
RIGHTS: US & CANADA REIMER VERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783496028277
RIGHTS: US & CANADA REIMER VERLAG APRIL 2010

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Ruhrgebiet
Architectural Guide
Axel Föhl
The architectural guides from the tried and trusted Reimer Verlag series are readable, clearly set out and in a handy format. For all their brevity, the texts are informative and critical. These guides do not only line out the more or less famous ensembles, places and buildings but also lead the way to little-known treasures, details, inner courts and gardens. The buildings are documented with informative texts, up-to-date photos and ground plans. Coal mining and its buildings dominate Germany’s Ruhr area. This architectural guide draws an up-to-date picture of a region which went through major changes and challenges - from once having been one of the biggest industrial agglomeration areas in Europe.
TRAVEL/ARCHITECTURE, 300 PAGES, 5.4 X 8.2 155 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 155 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $38.00 (CAN $46.00)

Cossack Mamai
In Ukrainian Folk Paintings of the 17th to 19th Centuries
Stanislav Bushak, Valeriy Sakharuk, Irine Sakharuk, and Rostyslav Zabashta
The famous image of Cossack Mamai occupies a special place in Ukrainian culture. He was a powerful military commander of the Blue Horde in the 1370s. The Blue Horde was one of the uluses within the Mongol Empire formed around 1227 after the death of Genghis Khan and subsequent division of his empire. It was the western constituent part of the Golden Horde. This magnificent volume retells Cossack Mamai’s story in reproductions of approximately 250 four color paintings and accompanying text that tells the story of this famous mongol general. The paintings and critical biography, depict not only the man and the general Mamai, but also offer a rich portrait of the customs of 14th-century Eastern Europe under mongul rule.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 304 PAGES, 10.2 X 12.4 215 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 22 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $79.00 (CAN $95.00)

ISBN: 9783496012931
RIGHTS: US & CANADA REIMER VERLAG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9789667845407
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Silver Tableware
Of the 17th–Early 20th Centuries
Hanna Arendar
The present volume is the complete catalog of silverware in the V.V.Tarnovsky collection of the Historical Museum at Chernihiv, Ukraine. The collection comprises works by Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and German silversmiths. The Ukrainian Cossack elite bought silverware in large quantities, both as tableware and a form of investment. Interesting information about the assortment and quantity in their households is to be found in period documents such as testaments, heritage and dowry lists, descriptions of seized property, and diaries and the like.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, 176 PAGES, 9 X 11.2 243 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 31 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $59.00)

Ukrainian Icons
13th–18th Centuries
Oleh Sydor
For the first time, 250 works by highly professional and folk artists from the 13th to the early 19th centuries are being “put into scholarly circulation.” The pages of this album are a venue for Ukrainian icons from various times and styles. As part of private collections in different Ukrainian cities—Lviv, IvanoFrankivsk, Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Poltava—these artworks of great cultural value have so far been inaccessible to a broader circle of enthusiasts. Finely complementing one another, these masterpieces give a good idea of the milestones of old Ukrainian icon painting over 500 years.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 352 PAGES, 9 X 11.8 322 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 17 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $89.00 (CAN $107.00)

ISBN: 9789667845254
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ISBN: 9789667845438
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Kamila Stanclova
Fedor Kriska
This book maps the author’s artistic development since her graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1971 in all disciplines and art techniques—painting, graphics, ex libris, drawing, book illustration, post stamps—that she constantly and meaningfully uses. For book illustrations she often works together with her husband Dušan Kállay. In recent years, an important inspiration for her painting phase became cabaret and variety where the dominant role was played by masks and costumes, which show hypocrisy and pharisaic attitude. In these picture metaphors, just as in graphic letters, she prefers free laws of imagination, fantasy and her own logic of her own expression.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 208 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 380 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $144.00)

Photoport
L. Gavulova, J. Kovalcik, M. Pastekova, and F. Vanco
This book is the first documentation of a young generation of Slovak photographers. After the events of the late 1980s and 1990s, a photography department was established at the University of Bratislava, the trend of individualism was broadly supported, and a new creativity arose after many decades of oppression. To document the wide creative and experimental variety of the young artists this comprehensive title is based on four different approaches: by art critic Lucia Gavulová, photography theorist Michaela Pašteková, philosopher and aesthetic Jozef Kovalcik, and photographer and teacher Filip Vanco. They all brought in their different ideas and individual views on this fascinating scene.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 11.5 X 9.6 CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $72.00)

ISBN: 9788080857882
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9788080859985
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Abraham Louis Breguet
The Climax of European Horology
Emmanuel Breguet, Marc Bascou, George Winter, and Anne Dion
This book accompanies an exhibition at the Louvre and is dedicated to the life, career and scientific legacy of Breguet, the celebrated clockmaker, physicist, and inventor. He a master in his art, solicited by the most exclusive clients of his time such as MarieAntoinette, Napoléon, Joséphine, and Talleyrand. Breguet initiated modern watch-making by inventing a series of mechanisms patented in his name, which include the most famous tourbillon clock and the self-winding mechanism especially conceived for Marie-Antoinette. This most famous watch, finished after MarieAntoinette’s death only, had disappeared for centuries. It was recently found under mysterious circumstances and is represented for the first time in this book.
DESIGN/CULTURAL STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 10.75 X 10.75 CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $71.95)

In Spain
Cheese & Landscape
Enric Canut
Enric Canut is a renowned cheese connoisseur who has lengthy experience in diverse areas of the cheese industry. In 1996 he created a promotion center, the Spain of the 100 cheeses. This book describes the various qualities in the various landscapes, the traditions behind them and the famous cheese dairies. It explains the differences between cheese from sheep, goat or cow and why this is due to the kind of countryside and even due to political and historical backgrounds. It also clearly explains the differences between fresh and old cheeses, between tender and hearty tastes. It names the most recognized brands and their specialties. And this lavish volume pictures the diversity of the Spanish countryside and its beauty and wilderness.
TRAVEL/COOKING, 188 PAGES, 7.6 X 12.2 SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $49.00 (CAN $59.00)

ISBN: 9788493695828
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SOMOSLIBROS AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9782757202685
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In Spain
Wine & Design
Carlos Delgado
Spanish wine is in fashion and Spain’s grape and wine production has advanced in leaps and bounds. The quality has become of highest standards—these wines are no longer the cheap boozeup provider. The famous wine growing appellations such as Rioja, Jerez, Navarra, Penedès, Rías Baixas or Yecla have become a synonym for quality and delight. Carlos Delgado has published such important works as Dictionary of Gastronomy or The New Book of Wine.
TRAVEL/COOKING, 232 PAGES, 7.6 X 12.2 SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $49.00 (CAN $59.00)

Coins of the Ancient World
History’s Priceless Treasures
Michel-Max Bendenoun
This work is a fascinating introduction to ancient coins and collecting, both an art book and an initiation. This volume takes full advantage of a particularly harmonious private collection—the JDL collection—comprised equally of Greek and Roman coins. The book delightfully initiates newcomers into the history of coinage in the ancient world over a thousand-year period beginning with its origins in the sixth century BCE. An comprehensive bibliography and extensive lists of publishers, magazines and collections underline the practical value of this work and complement ideally the detailed presentations of hundreds of coins.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, 148 PAGES, 8.6 X 11 CLOTH, $75.00 (CAN $90.00)

ISBN: 9788493695835
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SOMOSLIBROS AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9782970007159
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Baltic Sea
Gabriele Walter and Johann Scheibner
Broad sandy beaches and bizarre-shaped coastal bluffs, old Hanseatic cities like Lübeck and Stralsund, elegant sea resorts such as Heiligendamm and Ahlbeck, majestic beech forests, gently rolling meadows, quiet inlet harbors and colorful beach promenades - the Baltic coast is one of Germany”s most beautiful travel destinations. Before the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania lie islands that possess their own unique characters: from Usedom with its Imperial resorts to Rügen”s chalk cliffs to sleepy Fehmarn. Over 240 illustrations show the Baltic coast from Flensburg to Lübeck, from Boltenhagen to Anklam, and the offshore islands from Fehmarn to Usedom. Six special sections report on amber, Brick Gothic, the Hanseatic League, regional painters, sculptors and writers as well as resort architecture.
TRAVEL, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Journey Through Luxembourg
Horst Herzig, Tina Herzig, and S. Gehlert
One of the most renowned travel series in the world, these acclaimed, award-winning titles feature Europe’s most magical destinations as seen through the lenses of photographers who have devoted themselves to photographing the countries and cities depicted in these books. The volumes in this collection, Europe’s most successful high-end travel series, are all distinguished by outstanding photography, the highest quality printing, and informative, interesting text. Tourists and armchair travelers alike are sure to love this series! The latest in the series, Journey Through Luxembourg takes a fascinating tour of this small country with a rich history and culture.
TRAVEL, 128 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.4 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9783800317622
RIGHTS: US & CANADA VERLAGSHAUS WURZBURG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783800316786
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Vienna
Janos Kalmar and Georg Schwiekart
The Horizon series of exquisite photo-essay travel books now presents a volume on Vienna. Exquisite photographs present the city through each special feature and from every vantage point. The knowledgeable content takes the reader on an exploration unrivaled by other travelogues, covering art, architecture, culture, technology, and the past and development of the city through the ages.
TRAVEL, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Bjørn Nørgaard Myth and Morphology
Ingrid Mossinger and Beate Ritter
Bjørn Nørgaard is regarded as Denmark’s most important and versatile contemporary sculptor. Having become known in the 1960s through Happenings (in some cases with Joseph Beuys), since the 1970s he has mainly worked on sculptures and mural decorations, and most recently with avant-garde architecture. This publication presents both diverse environments and some of his archaic-seeming large-scale sculptures reminiscent of Aztec temple figures. They reflect, both humorously and provocatively, current social themes such as the consequences of genetic engineering or gender relationships. The catalogue presents a selection of works dating from 1985 to 2009 and introduces a total of 19 sculptures comprising 37 individual figures. Alongside explanations of the individual works the authors reveal Nørgaards’ relationships with Danish writers and visual artists such as Hans Christian Andersen and Per Kirkeby.
ART, 128 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.2 CLOTH, $58.00 (CAN $70.00)

ISBN: 9783800317462
RIGHTS: US & CANADA VERLAGSHAUS WURZBURG AUGUST 2010

ISBN: 9783868320015
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG MAY 2010

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Heros of the Stage and Beauties of the Night
Masterpieces of Japanese Woodblock Printing
Stephan von der Schulenburg
The Japanese woodcut is one of the rare forms of cultural expression that only attain immortality after being transferred into another culture. Created between the 16th and 18th centuries, the ukiyo-e woodcut has been counted among the most influential Japanese contributions to world art since the late nineteenth century. Painters such as Monet and Van Gogh succumbed to their charm, followed by numerous artists and collectors all over the world. The subject of this publication are two of the most important German ukiyo-e collections, which present all of the great artists and themes of this genre, including theater prints, scenes from the red-light districts, and topographical landscapes – from the early phases through to the classic masters of courtesan and actor’s portraits, Utamaro and Sharaku, and including the great names of later years like Hokusai and Hiroshige. Over 240 woodcuts offer a representative survey of the most important chapters of this great Japanese art form.
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 336 PAGES, 10.8 X 12.8 CLOTH, $84.00 (CAN $101.00)

Intimacy! Bathing in Art
Bathing in Art
B. Leismann, Burkhard Leismann, and Martina Padberg
Across all of time and in every culture, bathing has represented a primal human urge. Throughout the world, a ritual bath is linked to traditions, social, cultural and religious practices. Art often connects bathing with biblical and mythological stories, such as Susanna and the Old, of Bathsheba or Diana and Aktaion. Bathing in art reflects different perceptions of the body, highlighting beauty and vulnerability—and linking them to perceptions of intimacy. Water is of metamorphic importance: rejuvenating and transformative, capable of returning original innocence. This book provides a broad historical and thematic overview of the bath, examining its traditions in the Orient and Japan, looking at modern spas and illuminating the bath as a scene so often depicted in movies as the setting in which mayhem is committed. Featuring 140 works of art dating from the 15th century to the modern, the book casts a special spell of suspense and intimacy through paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, and video.
ART, 320 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 CLOTH, $78.00 (CAN $94.00)

ISBN: 9783879099771
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG MAY 2010

ISBN: 9783868320206
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Public
Tobias Rehberger 1997–2009
Ulrike Lorenz
Rehberger’s artistic work covers a broad range of objects, sculpture and installations somewhere in between art and everyday culture. Covering the spirit of today his work sensually picks out the interactive moments of art, live and design as a central theme. When creating his complex installations Rehberger makes use of methods of invention, alienation and reconstruction. This artistic approach is also reflected in his three installations “Fragment” from 1996, 1999, and 2009. The Fragment series offers a seismographic retrospective of the change that real life and an artist’s living habits went through over the last 15 years. At the same time it puts the way of handling art and conventions, standards, and styles in focus.
ART, 104 PAGES, 9.6 X 11 CLOTH, $44.00 (CAN $53.00)

Remote Proximity
Nature in Contemporary Art
Volker Adolphs
Nature is seen as the contrary of art and at the same time as one of its main motifs. With its different media, art opens up new approaches to nature. But what exactly do we still understand by “nature”? This book uses the example of 23 international artists to examine how contemporary art imitates, alienates and explores nature as “own” and “other,” and how within this process reflects on itself and invokes nature as the elemental force. Installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and movies show “nature” as a cultural construct, a projection surface for ideas, values and emotions and last but not least as our own invention.
ART, 200 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 CLOTH, $55.00 (CAN $66.00)

ISBN: 9783868320046
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG MAY 2010

ISBN: 9783868320169
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG MAY 2010

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Mirror
Joachim Ladefoged
Award-winning Danish photographer Joachim Ladefoged has worked as a professional photographer since 1991 and is a member of the international photo agency VII. Today he works for magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, National Geographic, Newsweek, and Time. Looking behind the scenes at bodybuilding competitions in Scandinavia, this book takes readers into a world where the reflections in the mirror are never good enough. The heavily pumped bodies evoke both fascination and horror—and the athletes know it. “The sprinter has the time to race against. The weightlifter has the weights. The bodybuilder only has the mirror”—says one of the men photographed. This book takes an artistic look at bodybuilders through the lens of a photographer who sees their muscular bodies as sculptures, but is also fascinated by bodybuilders’ passion and dedication to keep at it despite the costs.
PHOTOGRAPHY/AFRICAN STUDIES, 132 PAGES, 9.6 X 10.8 62 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $79.00 (CAN $98.95)

Women of Buddha
Nuns in Bhutan
Marie Veno Thesbjerg
Buddhist nuns in Bhutan, high up in the Himalayas, far away from Western ideals and realities, live different and thought-provoking lives. The world of Buddhist nuns living in one of 15 nunneries in Bhutan is the subject of this book of beautiful photographs and personal insights from a group of women who have chosen to spend their lives as nuns. They have opened their hearts to Buddhist life and practice, revealing peace, happiness, harmony and joy within a simple, meaningful way of life. The book provides a richly illustrated, very personal insight into the life of Buddhist nuns in Bhutan today.
PHOTOGRAPHY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 136 PAGES, 7.4 X 11 86 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9788792241085
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AJOUR JULY 2008

ISBN: 9788792241061
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19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
The 50 19th-century photographs that make up each volume in this series depict the cities and places that were “must see” destinations for the privileged and wealthy tourist interested in art and cultural enrichment. Through these precious and unique photographs, today’s readers can experience the urban atmospheres, the landscapes, and the monumental architecture of these wondrous sites the way our ancestors once did. The photographs have been printed directly from the original negatives on glass plate in the 8.4 x 10.8 format, in order to preserve the high quality and sharpness of these old-fashioned pictures.

Florence
19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 56 PAGES, 12 X 16 51 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

The Lakes of Lombardy
19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 56 PAGES, 12 X 16 51 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9788872921319
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE SEPTEMBER 2006

ISBN: 9788872920435
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE SEPTEMBER 2006

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19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives, continued

Milano
19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY, 56 PAGES, 12 X 16 51 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Roma
19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
Fratelli Alinari
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 56 PAGES, 12 X 16 51 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Torino
19th Century Pictures from the Alinari Archives
Fratelli Alinari
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 56 PAGES, 12 X 16 51 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9788872920688
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE SEPTEMBER 2006

ISBN: 9788872920589
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE SEPTEMBER 2006

ISBN: 9788872920749
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22 Days in Barcelona
Photographs by Fabio Meneghini
Our fast-paced world, with its voracious appetite for the photographic image, calls for travel writing that expands time and space, transforming the mundane travel notebook into a formidable crucible for unusual descriptions of unusual places, throwing aside the classic canons of standardized travel books. Fabio Meneghini, sticking to the traditions of a city with a taste for experimentation, aims for eccentricity in this magnificent day-byday journey through the capital of Catalonia: a city with imaginatively colored architecture and streets swarming with life. More than an account of Barcelona this book is a revelation: an in-depth study of how an apparently normal 40-year-old surgeon plans, observes, anatomizes, and examines the city with a view towards rediscovery of influences that look into the complex labyrinth of the life of the city. The trip lasts 22 days and 21 nights and during that time, a complex urban landscape begins to take shape through the lens of Meneghini’s camera. He highlights the city’s tension by inclining his camera 45 degrees and subsequently straightening out the horizon and, in retouching his images, he restores a sense of balance when at certain points color becomes black-white and vice versa. This is in keeping with the words of the great writer, Andreu Martín, in his 1998 La mujer del valiente (Barcelona 1949), when he describes “the Barcelona of 1949” as “a black and white photo, a fixed, paralysed and faded image, yellowish like the light bulbs that filled its sad nights of restriction with shadows, a city resigned to blackouts, to darkness”.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 180 PAGES, 12.4 X 9.6 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Baroque Architecture in Piemonte
Domenico Prola, Giorgio Jano, and Enrico Peyrot
This volume details the great artistic and architectural tradition of northern Italy as illustrated in 20 splendid baroque churches and building, ranging from the Turin Basilica to the Royal Palace and from Guatino’s architecture to the famous palaces of Stresa. Presented in a large-sized, poster format, this book will impress readers with the high quality of its reproductions and the depth of its scientific and architectural knowledge.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 280 PAGES, 12 X 16 CLOTH, $200.00 (CAN $249.95)

ISBN: 9788872921043
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE APRIL 2005

ISBN: 9788863020151
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE MAY 2009

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Bianco Su Bianco
Alinari 24 Ore
This book is devoted to one of the most difficult themes in photography, the white. Many of these pictures, taken from the 1920s to the 1950s, deal with snow and mountains. Famous photographers such as Cavalli, Giulio, Zannier, and Giacomelli have tackled this theme and contributed works of technical brilliance and powerful imagery. This catalogue of an astonishing exhibition also includes works where white is starkly contrasted with its opposite number, black.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 149 PAGES, 9.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Cento Fotografi Del XX. Secolo
From the Charles-Henri Favrod Collection
Charles-Henri Favrod
One hundred photographers and one hundred wonderful photos, selected by Charles-Henri Favrod, are featured in this collection. “Almost all of the 100 photographers in the book are friends of mine. Throughout the years I got to know them, sometimes in their studios, from the tiny space of Mario Giacomelli in Senigallia to Ernst Haas’s vast New York studio.” His friendship with many of the photographers whose pictures left their mark on this century convinced him that “the history of photography is the photograph of history”.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

ISBN: 9788872924853
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE MARCH 2006

ISBN: 9788872925270
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE APRIL 2008

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Extension
Photographs by Daniele Duca
Enzo Carli Photographs by Daniele Duca
Professional photographer and copywriter Daniele Duca was born in Ancona in 1967. This book presents a series of his photographs: a chance journey around objects which are used habitually in everyday life, but which are also endowed with a surplus of aesthetic significance. Duca’s photography sublimates these objects of common use, freeing them from the banality of the observed. A retrieval of gestalt of the object and of its original and symbolic functions, accentuated by the epos of the author, who is seeking the essential enchantment therein, removes the shallow frills of the anonymous in favor of design and function. Duca takes the objects out of their original context and achieves the translation of meaning, enlarged by the spatial arrangement. In particular, Duca’s position and shooting angle contribute to a kind of animation of the inanimate.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 112 PAGES, 12 X 9.2 71 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS IN SLIPCASE, $40.00 (CAN $49.95)

Fermo Immagine
The Photography of Enzo Sellerio
Enzo Sellerio
Enzo Sellerio, a grand master of Italian photography, presents an anthology of more than 120 black-and-white works.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 191 PAGES, 9 X 12 TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

ISBN: 9788872925218
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE NOVEMBER 2007

ISBN: 9788863020038
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE OCTOBER 2008

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Florence in the Time of Cézanne
Places and Protagonists of a Modern City
Silvestra Bietoletti and Carlo Sisi
Florence played a prominent role in the story of the artistic fortunes of Paul Cézanne, thanks to the far-sightedness of two young American-born collectors, Egisto Paolo Fabbri and Charles Alexander Loeser. In the 19th and 20th century they bought 48 of his finest works for their Florentine residence, contributing considerably to the affirmation of an experimental and solitary genius, on the whole ignored at the time by the critics.
ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, 170 PAGES, 9.5 X 11.5 170 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $71.95)

Fratelli Alinari
Photographers in Florence
Charles-Henri Favrod, M. Maffioli, Z. Ciuffoletti and Emanuela Sesti
An unprecedented history of the art of photography, this volume is dedicated to the work of the Alinari, a family of photographers from Florence, Italy, who have documented their changing world for 150 years. The photographs are presented in chronological and thematic order: Florence and other cities; the fine arts photography that was the heart of the Alinari firm’s work; the portrait studio; and the 19th-century photographic campaigns in southern Italy. This is a comprehensive look at the most beautiful and significant work of a photographic dynasty and a landmark in art book publishing.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 280 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.2 240 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

ISBN: 9788872925157
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE OCTOBER 2004

ISBN: 9788872924365
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE APRIL 2005

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A History of Writing and Printing
From Cave Painting to Pixel
Alinari 24 Ore
The history of writing and printing is part and parcel of the history of human communication. Three revolutions mark this development: The invention of writing to capture the spoken word, the invention of book printing to publish and disperse information to a broad audience, and the invention of personal printing to personalize content and to allow for individual creativity. This book describes the development of writing and printing from first attempts in prehistoric caves to the early writings of long gone cultures, the monasteries and their writing rooms, Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type, to the modern private printers in offices and homes.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS/ART, 112 PAGES, 10.4 X 9 89 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 18 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $55.95)

Images of Europe
Alinari 24 Ore
Uniting the history, culture, industry, and trade of the 27 countries that make up the European Union, this book tells a truly unique story of Europe in pictures. The result is one single, fascinating picture, interspersed with each nation’s identity and with the great unifying themes of the European continent, by looking into the economy, the organization of work, the educational systems, fashion, the urban infrastructure of the cities and the countries’ landscapes. This one-of-a-kind work gives a fascinating insight into European history and culture by using photography as an information medium.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 92 COLOR PHOTOS, 180 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $75.00 (CAN $93.95)

ISBN: 9788863020069
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE OCTOBER 2008

ISBN: 9788872924952
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE DECEMBER 2007

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Indiscretion
Giuseppe Tornatore - Photographer
Giuseppe Tornatore
“My way of making cinema owes a lot to photography. Stealing images forced me as a boy to observe people at length, to study the movements of the persons, understand their gestures, almost anticipating them, to capture them in the magic instant of the click. It was a decisive training ground for my future professional life. For years, after all, I haven’t done anything but obsessively study the movement of the human figure. And in what else does the work of the cinema director consist if not giving back on the screen the dynamics of real life? When one of my actors moves in the area limited by the framing, I know exactly if his way of acting is coherent with the essence of the drama. My mania for the composition of the framing is all derived from my experience as a photographer. As a boy I took dozens of pictures of the same subject because I dreamed of capturing the ‘cinematographic movement,’ unawares of the ‘progressive motion shots’ Eadweard Muybridge had experimented with almost a hundred years earlier, but when I finally succeeded in making movies all I did was take with me everything photography had taught me, and it was not only technique.”
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 208 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 53 COLOR PHOTOS, 99 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $68.00 (CAN $84.95)

Italiafiera
Dalle Esposizioni Universali Al Mercato Globale 1861–2006
E. Bonino and U. Vattani
This book is an homage to the vision of the first organizers of Milan’s trade fair. Since those early days, the Italiafiera has gone on to become not just a showcase for Italian business, but a must attend trade fair for the entire world. The photographs in this volume document the great exhibitions that marked the first years of Italian unification in the 19th century. They also highlight the driving force of business and the development of technical solutions which placed Italy at the cutting edge of the trade fair world in many fields. The photographs cover the history of the trade fairs which have accompanied the economic growth of Italy and follow a path which goes from the Trade Fair to the specialized fair, and ends with the complex nature of modern trade fair systems.
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 192 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

ISBN: 9788872925027
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ISBN: 9788895849010
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John Phillips Eyewitness of the 20th Century
Charles-Henri Favrod and Stefano Del Re
The reporter/photographer’s camera is an instrument of autobiography. It records his impressions of people, places, and events and functions as a kind of visual diary: recording where the photographer has been, what he has seen, and how he has reacted to his experiences. For this the reason, readers of this catalogue will find not just images, but also a discussion of John Phillips’ life and the times in which he has lived. One of the most extraordinary photographers of the 20th century, John Phillips worked extensively for Life magazine, photographing some of the most important people and events of the twentieth century. During his career with Life, he photographed Hitler entering Vienna, Carmen Miranda in Brazil, American politics in the early 1940s, and was one of the only two photographers at the Teheran conference when Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met. He also photographed King Farouk, King Saud, the last days of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and was behind the German lines with Tito. The images in this book are the result of Phillips’ long work as a reporter, with a particular emphasis on their aesthetic composition. These photographs are not just moments in time, they are portraits and poetic compositions, that reflect a sensitive and emotional soul.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 208 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 151 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

Mari dell’Uomo
Photographs by Folco Quilici
Photographs by Folco Quilici Edited by Emanuela Sesti
This exciting new book covers the photographic work of Folco Quilici, one of the most important Italian documentary filmmakers and a man with a very close relationship with the sea. For the first time, readers will have the chance to discover Folco Quilici’s work as a photographer through this wide and varied selection of photos from his personal archive, chosen by his wife Anna Azan. Within the pages of this book there are 100 photographs, covering the period between 1952 and 2008. They are some of the most significant images captured by Folco Quilici and focus on the seas, from Polynesia to the Mediterranean, from Oceania to the Indian Ocean, with a particular concentration on coral reefs, the traditions of villages along the coasts, the hidden world of shipwrecks and underwater archaeology, the work of fishermen, and seafaring vessels throughout the world.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 152 PAGES, 9.8 X 8 100 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $64.95)

ISBN: 9788895849027
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ISBN: 9788895849034
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Marilyn and Friends
Charles-Henri Favrod
This album presents a collection of 140 pictures, many heretofore unpublished, of the celebrated star and her friends. The photographers are Sam Shaw and his son, Larry. Sam Shaw first met Marilyn in 1951 and subsequently went on to photograph many of her most famous poses. He was the creator of the famous sequence where Marilyn stands on a steam grate and sudden burst of air blows her skirt up around her waist. In 1958, Larry became his father’s assistant and he, too, went on to photograph this most iconic of American movie stars. This collection is a perfect family archive that bears witness to the spirit of an epoch: 1950s Hollywood, Rome, and Paris. Fully one third of the shots were chosen from Shaw’s unpublished portraits of Marilyn.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 10 X 11.2 138 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Milano Expo 1906
C. Secci and D. Pozzi
The International Exposition of 1906 in Milan was dedicated to communications and transport, and was, at the time, one of the most important events ever organized in Milan, or in Italy, for that matter. Milan intended to use the 1906 Expo as a way of celebrating the inauguration of the Simplon tunnel, which provided an important access to Europe—not only for goods, but also for people and, hence, the circulation of creative ideas. The event, which drew a large number of visitors from Italy and abroad, was planned more as a vision of the future than a memorial to the past. It offered a showcase for all kinds of new technology—novelties that would revolutionize life in the new century. However, the International Exposition was dedicated not only to the progress of industry and technology, but also to culture and art, with the presence of a large number of Italian and foreign artists, as part of the “Mostra nazionale di Belle Arti” (‘National Exhibition of Fine Arts’). With the upcoming Expo 2015 in Milan this book provides a great insight into more than a century of cultural and technological development.
ART, 160 PAGES, 10 X 12 14 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 131 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $68.00 (CAN $84.95)

ISBN: 9788872924655
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ISBN: 9788863020106
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Omaggio a . . .
These high-quality books are stunning tributes to the ancient and beguiling cities of lonno, Firenze, Roma and Venice. To open the pages of these books is to enter a long ago world and come face to face with history. Through rich photography, these cities seem to whisper to readers, calling out to them to enter a dream world and make a connection with the past.

Omaggio a Firenze
Sandro Vannucci
ISBN: 9788872923320
APRIL 2005

Omaggio a Siena
Omar Calabrese
ISBN: 9788872924570
OCTOBER 2005

Omaggio a Messina
A. Borda Bossana
ISBN: 9788863020113
MAY 2009

Omaggio a Torino
Bruno Gambarotta
ISBN: 9788872924525
APRIL 2005

Omaggio a Milano
Carlo Castellaneta
ISBN: 9788872924815
OCTOBER 2005

Omaggio a Venezia
Italo Zannier
ISBN: 9788872924013
APRIL 2005 PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 88 PAGES, 9.8 X 8 40 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA ALINARI 24 ORE

Omaggio a Roma
Franco Lefevre
ISBN: 9788872922415
APRIL 2005

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Poster Book series
The acclaimed Poster Book series is enhanced and expanded with new volumes dedicated to the regions of Italy. These new additions feature a renewed and elegant graphic design but remain faithful to the precision and quality of the photographs of the original 12 x 16 plates. Thanks to the efforts of great photographers working two centuries ago, the landscapes, monuments, traditions, and histories of these regions are preserved for this and future generations in the pages of this vibrant series.

Calabria
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 72 PAGES, 13.6 X 10.8 59 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Emilia Romagna
Immagini del XIX Secolo Dagli Archivi Alinari
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL 72 PAGES, 13.6 X 10.8 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Veneto
Poster Books
Alinari 24 Ore
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL 72 PAGES, 13.6 X 10.8 59 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9788872924211
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ISBN: 9788872922316
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ISBN: 9788872924310
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Terrasanta
Album Della
Edited by Francesco Bandini, Don Bellandi, and C. Acidini
This book is made up of three parts. Part one consists of the photographic album of the Holy Land, complete with original commentary, that Giacomo Borgi created in 1868 for the king of Italy, adding modern-day photographs of the same site, with new descriptions. Part two was derived from the countless photographic plates created by Father Luigi da Pietrasanta, a Capuchin monk, to teach students about the New Testament, history of the church, scientific discoveries, and much more. The third, and final part, is an anthropological and historical study of the urban development of Jerusalem made by comparison of old photographs with ancient maps and plans.
PHOTOGRAPHY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 174 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.2 174 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

Verso Una Societa Multiculturale
Images of a New Country
Alinari 24 Ore
Immigration is often represented by media and TV in its most dramatic and painful moments. This book of photographs, both old and recent, tries to give back to immigration its more human face, building through images and around the images “story systems” which help to tell the tale of this important social phenomenon. Giving visibility to the less well-known, less glamorous aspects is the positive challenge that this album intends to launch, illustrating an ideal path which winds through the time.
PHOTOGRAPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 10 54 COLOR PHOTOS, 56 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9788872925072
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ISBN: 9788872925256
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The Vision and Art of Shinjo Ito
Y. Yabuuchi, M. R. Miles, and T. Enomoto
Shinjo Ito (1906–1989), founder of the Shinnyo-en stream of Buddhism, was one of Japan’s most versatile Buddhist sculptors and an accomplished artist in fields as diverse as calligraphy and photography. Throughout his life he created countless artworks as a way of giving form to his deeply held faith—in 1957 producing probably his greatest milestone, the Great Parinirvana Image: a 16-foot-long statue of Buddha Shakyamuni about to enter his final nirvana. The book is an inspirational testament to one of Japan’s most significant modern religious artists. For the first time, this book fully reveals Shinjo’s unique capacity to meld spirituality and artistry, as well as realism and interpretation. The work of Shinjo Ito can be admired for the artist’s skill and the beauty of their execution. But Shinjo also created them to inspire and inform meditation and contemplation.
ART, 184 PAGES, 9.2 X 11.2 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 31 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $75.00 (CAN $93.95)

Wilhelm von Gloeden
Photography
Italo Zannier
At the end of the 19th century, a group of photographers, so exceptional as to form a singular elite coterie, were at work in Eastern Sicily, between Messina and Siracusa. Capuana, professor of photography, was the president and there were at least two members, De Roberto and Giovanni Verga, all passionately devoted to taking photographs along the Alcantara River and the photogenic, sun-filled countryside, apt subjects for ‘verist’ portraits of rocks, olive trees and peasants. Another member might have been the handsome young German Wilhelm von Gloeden, immigrant privateer of pictures, eventually resident photographer among the rocks of Taormina, above the reefs of Naxos, his gaze fixed on smoking Etna. Mongibello, Mount Etna, seen as Olympus, surrounded by the dramatic phantoms of the myths of Arcadia, with backstage, naked boys from dawn to sunset. Adorned and perhaps amused, they were ready and willing to take part in the scenic rite contrived by the exotic and genial Wilhelm, stage director of an archaeological dream his nostalgic photographs made seem still real or at least possible. The young Wilhelm von Gloeden (barely 22 years old) arrived in Taormina in 1878 after pausing in Naples. He immediately became involved in photography, apparently also for economic reasons, but above all because this new medium fascinated him—his prophetic stepfather had given him a camera. He had a ‘tourist’ desire to capture in images the mythical landscape he saw from the terrace of the house, first towards Vesuvius and then towards Etna; the volcanoes on one side and the sea on the other, and the Sun of the South, which photography insisted on.
ART/EROTICA, 192 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 TRADE PAPER, $60.00 (CAN $74.95)

ISBN: 9788863020021
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ISBN: 9788863020045
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Art in Vilnius: 1900–1915
Laima Lauckaite
At the turn of the 20th century Lithuania was an integral part of Europe, centrally located between the Russian, German, and Austrian empires. Its capital, Vilnius, was influenced by a confluence of artistic styles and movements from its powerful neighbors. Out of these various styles arose a specifically Lithuanian artistic sensibility, expressed in paintings and sculpture by talented artists. This book presents their most important works, along with in-depth essays on the featured artworks. It demonstrates the sometimes contradictory artistic tensions that arise between aestheticism and patriotism, a typical result in a region dominated by such different political, cultural, and historic influences. This title is a brilliant expression of European artistic variety and its restriction by the influence of the great powers governing the world in the early 20th century.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.8 98 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 153 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Lithuanian Horses
Mindaugas Bertasius,Vida Girininkiene, and Libertas Klimka
Lithuanian horses have been an important part of Lithuania’s cultural heritage since the 19th century. Horse lovers, both professionals and amateurs, have long known about the Lithuanian horse breed called Žemaitukas. Though Žemaitukai gave rise to other breeds including the Trakehner, Lithuanian Heavy Draught Horses, and Žemaitukas, Lithuanian horses themselves are currently on the edge of extinction. This book discusses the history of Lithuanian horses, the appearance of Žemaitukas and other Lithuanian horse breeds, and the status of equestrian sports and horse-breeding in Lithuania.
HORSES/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 216 PAGES, 8.6 X 9.6 125 COLOR PHOTOS, 28 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

ISBN: 9789955231813
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ISBN: 9789955231837
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Vladimir Tarasov: Between Sound and Image
Compiled by Tautvydas Bajarkevicius
Tarasov attained prominence as a member of the Ganelin Trio, an extraordinary free jazz group during the Soviet-era in Russia and Lithuania. He is an energetic and resourceful player with a fine ear for tonal color. In addition to his work with the Ganelin Trio, he has created a considerable body of work as a solo artist, and has also incorporated visual art into his musical pieces. He has presented high-profile performances in important museums throughout the world, and his work has been featured at the Barrick Museum in Las Vegas, Tabakman Gallery in New York, Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York, Museum for Contemporary Art in Chicago, Centre Choregraphique in New Orleans, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
ART/MUSIC, 112 PAGES, 8.4 X 9.6 75 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9789955231455
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Bruno Schulz
Maciej Buszewicz
Bruno Schulz (1892–1942) was a Polish Jewish author, graphic designer and draftsman from Galicia. During the Soviet occupation (1939–1941) and the Nazi occupation that followed, he created most of his graphic works, in part under orders from the occupying powers that controlled Poland. But in secret he portrayed his people and their suffering, especially that of the Jews in the ghetto during the two occupations. This book concentrates on the private drawings he made during his last years.
ART/JEWISH STUDIES, 80 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.2 63 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Fashion World Modney Swiat
Of the 18th and Early 19th Century/ XVII I Poczatku XIX Wieku
Ewa Orlinska-Mianowska Photographs by Piotr Ligier Designed by Lech Majewski
This album presents the Polish National Museum’s collection of costumes, fabrics, decorations, and accessories dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Polish fashions in this richly illustrated work depict aristocratic and upper-class attire, which was heavily influenced by the Russian tsarist court, with elements from the French periods of the Bourbons, the French Revolution, and Napoleon. The personal adornments on these pages demonstrate the upper class need to always display a refined sense of fashion and taste.
DESIGN/FASHION & APPEARANCE, 128 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9788387730833
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ISBN: 9788387730727
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The Mystic Middle Ages
Dorota Folga-Januszewska and Lech Majewski
Drawing on the collections of the Skarby Museum and the National Museum of Warsaw, this album presents Poland’s richest and most diversified collections of medieval painting and sculpture, including the Panel altars, the Beautiful Madonna series, and other rare religious artworks. Many of these artworks were lost for long time, a consequence of the many wars and partitions of Poland. This collection is astonishing proof of significant art development in Poland and of the determination of the Polish people to bring their treasures home.
ART, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 120 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $62.95)

Nikifor
Wladyslaw Pluta
Nikifor Krynicki (1895–1968) was a homeless painter of “naïve” pictures. The son of beggars, he was an illiterate and self-taught painter, who first began painting on waste paper and empty cigarette packets at the age of 20. His first exhibition was organized in 1947 in Warsaw, and, by the 1960s, his work was world famous. This volume compiles works from his different periods, from his early paintings to his last works, when he was a famous Polish painter who had risen from extreme poverty.
ART, 143 PAGES, 10.8 X 12 130 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9788387730185
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ISBN: 9788387730598
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Poland
Wladyslaw Pluta
The most beautiful landscapes, famous cities, monuments, and historic landmarks in Poland have been lovingly gathered and compiled into this stunning album. Images of their native land from the best Polish photographers give readers a varied and genuine perspective on the living treasures of Polish culture, traditions, and countryside.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 196 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 197 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Poland in Old Photographs
Wladyslaw Pluta
What did Polish roads, towns, and villages look like a hundred years ago? What did the faces of the people and their clothes look like? Many events, customs, and places of a vanished period have been preserved in these yellowing, faded photographs found in the State Archives. This stunning album brings back the time during which Poland suffered through two world wars and the Communist regime that followed.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 252 PAGES, 10.8 X 12 362 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $79.00 (CAN $98.95)

ISBN: 9788389747884
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ISBN: 9788389747174
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Polish Commonwealth Treasures Arthur Szyk
The History of Polish Collecting
Lech Majewski
This stunning work presents the rarest and most valuable treasures in Polish art collections. It includes paintings, altar panels, secular and religious masterpieces, and manuscripts that date before the invention of moveable type. The pieces in this volume come from Polish and international collections, many of them originally royal or aristocratic in origin.
ART, 216 PAGES, 9.6 X 13.2 236 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $149.95)

Drawing Against National Socialsim and Terror
Katja Widmann and Johannes Zechner
Arthur Szyk (1894–1951) was considered one of the 20th century’s most important creators of political illustrations and caricatures. While largely unknown in Europe, he was, and still is, highly regarded in the U.S. When he first started out, Szyk worked in the style of 16th-century prints but later turned to a more modern style. His work was mainly directed against the Nazi terror from its beginning, especially in Poland, and later against all kinds of oppression. Recently, his work was displayed in Berlin for the first time, thanks to support from the Arthur Szyk Society of Burlingame, California. Arthur Szyk was an exceptionally gifted artist, and a powerful fighter against oppression.
ART/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 400 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 250 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $58.00 (CAN $72.95)

ISBN: 9788387730819
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ISBN: 9783422068414
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The Baroque Treasury at the Grünes Gewölbe Dresden
Deutscher Kunstverlag
Created in 1729, the “Grünes Gewölbe,” or Green Vault, is the Treasury of the Saxonian Kings, and was mainly filled with the collections of August the Strong, King of Saxony and Poland. The museum was unparalleled in its time and still is unique. The extravagant profusion of precious objects in gold, silver, enamel, and precious stones, the ivories, bronzes, and jewelry in the collection proclaimed the wealth and artistic taste of the Saxon dynasty. These treasures are presented in eight exquisitely decorated display rooms designed to inspire amazement in visitors.
ART, 180 PAGES, 10 X 11.4 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Bauhaus Museum
Weimar
Thomas Fohl and Michael Siebenbrodt
This book provides a complete overview of the short period from the beginnings of Bauhaus in 1910 and first glimmers of the Bauhaus ideal in Weimar, to its official start in 1919 and its move to Dessau in 1925. The founders and first directors for the Bauhaus school, Henry van de Velde and Walter Gropius, created the most important art school of the 20th century. The Weimar Bauhaus Museum displays important works in all forms of artistic expression: printing, pottery, weaving, metal, theatre, furniture and architecture. This book describes in detail the most important works and adds biographies of all the most important teachers, remarkable students, and a table of courses and exhibitions in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin up to 1933.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 152 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.6 69 COLOR PHOTOS 52 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783422066441
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ISBN: 9783422065963
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Böettger Stoneware
Johann Friedrich Böettger and Treasury Art
Edited by Dirk Syndram and Ulrike Weinhold
“Red Porcelain,” 1709 made ready for production by Johann Friedrich Böettger and universally known as “Böettger” red stoneware, represented the most elegant ceramics in Europe before experimentation led to rediscovery in Europe of the coveted white hard-paste porcelain, also known as Meissen porcelain. Finished by the application of sophisticated techniques, Böettger red stoneware soon ranked high in favor with princes, of whom ostentation was expected. Combined with ruby glass, silver, gold and precious stones, it also entered the exalted sphere of the court treasury. Beginning with the universal alchemist Böettger himself, the present publication provides an overview of the ways artisans dealt creatively with this hard material, how models were drawn from goldsmiths’ art and what role was played by Böettger red stoneware in the Baroque treasury of Augustus the Strong. Essays reveal that exquisitely finished Böettger stoneware also set trends in court art.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 168 PAGES, 6.6 X 8.2 55 COLOR PHOTOS, 4 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $34.95 (CAN $41.95)

Christiane Mobus – Chausseestrasse
Deutscher Kunstverlag
Christiane Moebus (born 1947) is rated one of the most important contemporary German artists, representing an artistic practice that made an early contribution to the extension of the art concept. Her exhaustive investigation into the current possibilities of sculptural work is both poetic and precise. She is interested in an object’s formal and material character, but also in the traces of life that it so often reveals. By combining such found and invented objects in a frequently surprising and remarkable way, she gives them a completely new character. There is something fleeting, even improvised about her objects and installations. Moebus demonstrates a faith in the viewer’s associate ability; she intends them to draw their own conclusions and thus enter new spheres of meaning.
ART, 112 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.8 73 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783422067028
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ISBN: 9783422069008
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Circa 1808: Restructuring Knowledges
Peter Burke
The Munich Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1808, therefore Burke, professor emeritus at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, focuses on cultural contexts around 1800. In this work, he describes the growing interest in art, culture, science, history, as well as a growing sense of nationalism, that led to an increasing institutionalization of knowledge.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 64 PAGES, 5 X 8.4 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $24.00 (CAN $29.95)

The Dresden Porcelain Collection
China, Japan, Meissen
Deutscher Kunstverlag
This book presents outstanding masterpieces from the Dresden Porcelain Collection, which comprises some 20,000 pieces, including: Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi era (1662–1722); Japanese porcelain from the 17th and early 18th century, decorated in Imari- and Kakiemon style; and porcelain from the contemporary Meissen manufactory. Founded in 1715 by August the Strong, this collection is one of the most comprehensive and important ceramic collections in the world, and is displayed in a specially created “Porcelain Palace”.
ART, 140 PAGES, 10 X 11.4 129 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783422068346
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ISBN: 9783422066557
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Earthly Paradises
Edited by Hilda Lietzmann
The yearning for earthly paradise is reflected in many of the masterpieces in this exhibition catalogue of the Art Collections and Museums in Augsburg. The Kasser collection comprises important works by artists such as Rodin, Signac, Monet, Renoir, Jawlensky, Pechstein, Cezanne or Matisse.
ART, 450 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.2 150 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 144 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $48.00 (CAN $58.00)

The Geometry of Power
Mathematical Instruments and Princely Mechanics Around 1600
Michael Korey
Outstanding scientific instruments illustrate the broad application of mathematics and mechanics in all fields of human endeavor. Although these instruments helped measure and survey the heavens and earth, they also helped to create an aura of gloomy mystery that gave power and influence to the ruling families and their adepts. Finely engraved celestial globes and elaborate automata illuminate the ruling families’ thirst for knowledge and efforts to fashion the way the world saw them. In short: these instruments represent the power of geometry and the geometry of power.
MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE, 64 PAGES, 6.8 X 9.6 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9783422069060
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ISBN: 9783422067264
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Giotto
The Crucifix in Santa Maria Novella
Marco Ciatti and Max Seidel
If restoration always represents a great opportunity for the acquisition of knowledge, when it serves as a means of access to a work by one of the supreme masters of Italian art as it does in the case of Giotto’s Santa Maria Novella Crucifix every new piece of information has the potential to rewrite whole chapters of art history. The opportunity to a each such information first hand must not be wasted, and in this book, readers will be able to see for themselves the painstaking 12-year restoration of one of the Christian world’s most important art works. Contained within these pages is a rewriting of much of what was I known about Girotto, particularly his color sensibility and painting style.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 408 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.2 TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Henri Le Sidaner
A Magical Impressionist
Deutscher Kunstverlag
Henri Le Sidaner (1862–1939), an important French artist, has been forgotten for a long time. Unjustly, as he created his own independent and refined style. The impressionists coloring and subtle translucency give his works a fine poesy hidden magic. He influenced with his uncommon style many of the late impressionists and young painters in search for a personal sight on things. The Chemnitz Art Collections are hosting the first one man-exhibition in Europe of the magical impressionist Henri le Sidaner since more than 40 years. This beautifully illustrated monograph catalogue is enriched by a biography written by Yann FarinauxLe Sidaner, the artist’s great-grandson.
ART, 192 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $41.95)

ISBN: 9783422065185
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ISBN: 9783422022133
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Housing Estates in the Berlin Modern Style
Markus Jager
Berlin boasts six modernist housing estates, all built between 1913 and 1932, by architects such as Bruno Taut and Hans Scharoun with the goal of providing affordable housing. These housing complexes are of great international significance and have been extremely well preserved. The housing projects were all planned to include bathrooms, kitchens, and balconies, with green space surrounding the complexes so that residents could enjoy sunlight and fresh air. These housing estates continue to remain an example for international housing projects.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 96 PAGES, 4.8 X 8 38 COLOR PHOTOS, 13 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $11.95)

Im Rampenlicht (In the Limelight)
Baumeister, Stage Designer
Marion Ackermann
Over the course of a long and storied career, Willi Baumeister (1889–1955) created stage designs and costumes for many plays. Now, for the first time, his writings on the theatre have been compiled and published in this first volume from Archiv Baumeister im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Filled with insightful essays and vibrant illustrations, this book will give readers a vivid picture of his work for the theater.
PERFORMING ARTS/DESIGN, 412 PAGES, 7.8 X 10 151 COLOR PHOTOS, 132 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $55.95)

ISBN: 9783422021006
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ISBN: 9783422067752
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Italian Art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Volume 1: Painting
Max Seidel
This volume presents new discoveries and new interpretations of highly important paintings and frescos from the Gothic and Renaissance periods, featuring works from Duccio, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Francesco di Giorgio and Luca Signorelli. New interpretations pay particular attention to themes such as wedding iconography, political iconography and historical identity as reflected in the iconography of the mendicant order, as well as the social problems of artistic communities, the ascent of urban artists over court artists, and the artistic influence of foreign patrons.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 708 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 94 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $119.00 (CAN $148.95)

Italian Art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Volume 2: Sculpture
Max Seidel
This second volume is devoted to the history of Italian sculptors and architects of the Gothic and Renaissance periods, as well as the response to the Italian Renaissance in the 19th century. The section on architecture concentrates on three areas of special interest: the ideology of the crusades in the cathedral of Pisa, the newly discovered crypt in the cathedral of Siena, and the political iconography of the churches of Lucca. In the section on sculpture many new discoveries are presented for the first time.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 862 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $119.00 (CAN $148.95)

ISBN: 9783422065772
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ISBN: 9783422065338
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Guide to His Buildings
J. Cramer, U. Laible, H. D. Nagelke, and A. Bernhard
The volume, which is the first architectural guide to the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, takes the reader on a tour of his historic buildings: from Aachen, through Potsdam and Berlin, all the way to St. Petersburg in Russia. Inspired by the 225th anniversary of his birth, this book contains detailed descriptions and color illustrations of all Schinkel’s extant buildings. This guide-book discusses approximately 150 buildings.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 400 PAGES, 5.6 X 8.8 326 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 96 MAPS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Looted!
Current Questions Regarding the Cultural Looting by the National Socialists in Europe
Marie-Paul Jungblut
This book examines the means by which the occupied nations of Western Europe were systematically plundered of their art and cultural heritage during World War II. It presents contributions to an international symposium and discuses current issues related to provenance research and restitution. The work is both documentation of an exhibition and an analysis of the response to the exhibition. It focuses on the historical aspects of plundering, the players and interests in provenance research, the legal framework, government commissions, museums, art detectives, and auction houses.
ART/HISTORY, 164 PAGES, 7.2 X 10.4 108 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPSR, $38.00 (CAN $47.95)

ISBN: 9783422066717
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ISBN: 9783422068148
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Masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Baroque at the Augustiner Museum
City Museum Freiburg
In February 2010, the Augustiner Museum in Freiburg, one of the oldest and most important museums in Germany, was reopened after extensive reconstruction and renovation. At the core of its permanent collection are works of ecclesiastical art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Alongside the museum’s own permanent collection, which includes paintings by Matthias Grünewald and Hans Baldung Grien, there are two large sets of works which give the museum its distinctive, vernacular flair. The estate of the Dominican convent of Adelhausen, comprises unique examples of medieval textile art and goldwork. The Archiepiscopal Museum contributes a wealth of outstanding works including stone sculpture, stained glass and precious objects from the treasury of Freiburg Minster.
ART/HISTORY, 200 PAGES, 7 X 10.6 120 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $28.00 (CAN $34.00)

Museum Island Berlin and Its Treasures
Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen
This album gives a short overview of the main works in the five museums of Berlin’s Museum Island. The tour starts with the antique collections of Schinkel’s Old Museum and continues with the paintings and sculptures in the Old National Gallery. From there, it moves on to the antiques in the Pergamon Museum and the sculptures of the Bode Museum. And off course, it also contains highlights of the most important pieces in the New Museum. This museum was reopened in spring 2009, following a complete restoration by David Chipperfield.
ART, 72 PAGES, 8 X 10.8 90 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9783422068797
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG JUNE 2009

ISBN: 9783422069497
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Pablo Picasso
Joy of Life
Markus Mueller
This exhibition catalogue presents 120 works from the Musée Picasso Antibes. Inspired by his ardent new love for young Françoise Gilot, the artist spent his time at the Côte d’Azur (1946–1947) painting scenes from antique mythology. This extremely creative period at the Grimaldi castle in Antibes culminated in his large painting La Joie de Vivre. This book is enhanced by many personal photographs and in-depth essays.
ART, 232 PAGES, 9.2 X 10.8 91 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 128 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Patrons and Narratives of the Parler School
The Marian Tympana 1350–1400
Assaf Pinkus
The Marian portals in Augsburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Thann and Ulm—products of the Parler workshops—are amongst the most spectacular and innovative gothic enterprises of the 14th century. Teeming with hundreds of sculptured figures set in an elaborate narrative, they share a similar story: the life of the Virgin Mary and stories of the creation. Through a close examination of these visual narratives as a late medieval art of communication and exploration of their visual strategies, Assaf Pinkus, professor at the University of Tel Aviv, contextualizes their function within their cultural milieu.
ART, 240 PAGES, 6.8 X 9.6 TRADE PAPER, $72.00 (CAN $89.95)

ISBN: 9783422067493
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG SEPTEMBER 2007

ISBN: 9783422068193
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Pictograms The Loneliness of Signs
Marion Ackermann
Fire exit signs, arrows, no smoking signs—modern humanity is surrounded by pictograms. As essential elements of a universally understood code, they naturally occupy a central position in any discussion concerning the role of signs in art. As early as 100 years ago artists were seeking to develop an international language which went beyond the written word. This book traces the little-known history of the pictogram from the earliest efforts at universal signage right up to the present day. This comprehensive catalogue is the first publication covering all the aspects of pictograms, including several essays on the historical development and psychological importance of pictograms.
ART, 400 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.2 591 COLOR PHOTOS, 66 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

The Power of Images, the Images of Power
Lucca as an Imperial City: Political Iconography
Max Seidel and Romano Silva
This study, covering almost a thousand years of art history in Lucca, can also be seen as a model for a wider investigation of the political iconography of the Italian city-states, which is among the current desiderata of art history. Lucca offers in this respect a particularly relevant example. Max Seidel, professor of art history at several European universities, director of the art institute of Florence, freeman of the city of Florence, is one of the most respected authorities of the arts of the Middle Ages. Romano Silva, director of the Istituto Storico Lucchese, is known as one of the best experts of Italian Art History.
HISTORY/ART, 408 PAGES, 8.6 X 11.8 195 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 195 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $148.00 (CAN $184.95)

ISBN: 9783422066748
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG SEPTEMBER 2007

ISBN: 9783422067165
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Prussian Residences
Royal Palaces and Gardensin Berlin and Brandenburg
Hartmut Dorgerloh and M. Scherf
This stunning album is much more than the usual tourist picture book. Illustrated with astonishing pictures, this work depicts the residences and gardens of the Prussian princes, who started out as simple landlords and ended up as the Emperors of the German Empire. Their history begins in 1486 and continues to even to this day. This volume documents the 24 most important Prussian buildings of over five centuries, and describes the historical and social development of each building.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 12.2 204 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 B & W PHOTOS, 3 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Ringberg Castle
Helga Himen
Ringberg Castle on Tegernsee is the final example of the longstanding building tradition of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Duke Luitpold had this mighty complex built over a period of six decades, from 1913 to his death in 1973, taking as much interest in its progress as his uncle King Ludwig II had during the construction of his “fairy tale castles.” As a work of art, Ringberg is unequalled in Europe. It impressively reflects all the changes in art during the periods covering late Historicism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, regional styles, Neo-Classicism, Modernism and National-Socialist-Classicism. The architecture and furnishings were the work of a single individual—the Munich painter Friedrich Attenhuber, Luitpold’s house-artist. Duke Luitpold bequeathed Ringberg Palace to the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, which today uses the premises for academic conventions.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.4 140 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $38.00 (CAN $47.95)

ISBN: 9783422065802
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG MARCH 2006

ISBN: 9783422068285
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Talents 14
Young Photography/Art Criticism
Oskar Schmidt and Steffen Siegel
With the exhibition series “Talents,” C/O e.V. is supporting upand-coming photographers and art critics who are launching their careers. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and texts enter into a dialogue: the emerging talents introduce themselves and their projects to a wider audience and put their work up for discussion, creating a public forum. With this project an experimental space for young contemporary photography and art criticism from Germany and abroad has been created. The strongly reduced photographs by Oskar Schmidt are both portraits and interiors, focusing not only on individuality, but on general forms and postures.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 80 PAGES, 6.4 X 8.8 18 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $28.00 (CAN $33.00)

Text and Picture Reportage of the 16th Century
Western Reports about America and the Ottoman Empire
Ulrike Ilg
Travel reporting from America and the Ottoman Empire is highly important to the cultural history of 16th-century Europe. These accounts of life in strange and distant lands broadened Europe’s geographic horizons and led to changes in traditional European views and standards. People were forced to reconcile and rethink old and new knowledge and learn openness to unknown and surprising peoples and cultures. This book explores and discusses questions of cultural comparisons, aspects of new civilizations, changed perceptions of human behavior, and the artistic and literary expression of these fundamental changes to Europe’s perception of the world.
ART/HISTORY, 324 PAGES, 6.8 X 9.6 89 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $38.00 (CAN $46.95)

ISBN: 9783422068483
RIGHTS: US & CANADA DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG SEPTEMBER 2009

ISBN: 9783422068711
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Skiing in Fine Arts and Design
Karin Rase
Skiing has incurred promotionally effective liaisons with designers and artists since its beginning, as this books demonstrates with many examples. Selected sports competitions are shown in connection with their advertising materials since the beginning of the 20th century: posters, book jackets, flyers, medals and buttons are a few examples. In addition to these objects—designed by James Rizzi, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Walter Trier and Herbert Bayer from “The Bauhaus”—this book also introduces the new architectural designs of the jumps in Innsbruck and Garmisch Partenkirchen.
ART/DESIGN, 160 PAGES, 9.5 X 11.75 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $39.00 (CAN $47.00)

Ireland
Photographs by Achim Kaflein Text by Barry Murnane
Achim Kaeflein captures the entire breadth of the Irish landscape: its quiet moments, its lively cities, and the friendliness of the Irish themselves. With his unusual perspectives and polished techniques, he captures the timeless charm of Ireland in lyrical blackand-white photography. Complemented by Barry Murnane’s informed, engaging text, this collection of photographs captures the many contradictory aspects of Ireland. By avoiding a stereotypical romantic view of Ireland, and taking a certain critical distance, a refreshingly different image of Ireland emerges.
PHOTOGRAPHY/IRISH STUDIES, 296 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 290 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9783361006539
RIGHTS: US & CANADA EDITION LEIPZIG DECEMBER 2009

ISBN: 9783981009347
RIGHTS: US & CANADA EDITION-KAEFLEIN DECEMBER 2006

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Cezanne: The Eye and the Mind
Pavel Machotka
Machotka, a painter himself, fully grasps Cézanne’s goals and desires as a painter—his desire to paint sensuous narrative scenes, his lucid vision, his sense of a harmony of forms—and he discusses, as only a painter can, the inner workings of Cézanne’s images. Examining almost half of Cézanne’s work, Machotka draws a complex picture of Cézanne’s artistic development. The painter’s evolving styles grasped reality in their own way, and adapted themselves to the different needs of landscape, portrait, still life, and bathing scenes. No other book on Cézanne is as complete and penetrating.
ART, 544 PAGES, 8.8 X 12 450 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS 2 SOFTCOVER VOLUMES IN A SLIPCASE, $69.00 (CAN $95.95)

Paris au Fil du Vent
Paris from the Sky
Philippe Guignard
Paris is a never-ending celebration of history. Over the centuries this beautiful and prosperous city has been the home of kings; an intellectual, religious, and political hub; and a place of pilgrimage for all kinds of artists and architects. This history has left the city with a rich heritage of monuments, squares, gardens, churches and museums. This exciting book offers readers a chance to view Paris from the sky, where the city reveals itself in a unique and unusual way. Guignard has flown over Paris by helicopter for over 10 years. The photos show the multidimensional aspect of the capital, its squares and gardens, bridges and banks of the river Seine, the heart of the city, and its surrounding areas.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 11.6 X 12.2 138 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9782753700475
RIGHTS: US & CANADA EDITIONS CRES JANUARY 2009

ISBN: 9782753700567
RIGHTS: US & CANADA EDITIONS CRES SEPTEMBER 2007

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Van Gogh
Southbound
Editions Cres
Over the course of a few seasons in Provence, Vincent van Gogh came into his own as an artist. This period in his life and work has been so thoroughly explored and dissected that one would think there is nothing left to discover. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This volume takes the reader into the heart of Van Gogh’s landscapes as he would see them today, in the light that only photography can reproduce. The objective of this book is to combine a poetic and literary essay with artistic photo reproductions of the painted works of van Gogh (which are also reproduced in the book). The challenge the authors faced was the creation of a symphony of images and words that would seem as if they had been orchestrated by van Gogh himself.
ART, 128 PAGES, 10.6 X 13.4 80 COLOR PHOTOS, 70 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

Kreuzschwinger
Dynamic Seating
Edited by Aktion Plagiarius
The Kreuzschwinger is a new type of sitting and reclining furniture, which adapts automatically to changing body posture and can swing forward and backward without mechanisms. This design sensation received many international rewards and is on display in many museums. This modern classic was plagiarized in part or entirely 101 times. The legal chapters comprise a fascinating and instructive series of “plagiarism-whodunits” until the Kreuzschwinger became the ninth piece of seating furniture in history to be awarded the far-reaching copyright protection for “applied art”.
DESIGN/ART, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.9 62 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 121 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $54.00)

ISBN: 9783786125709
RIGHTS: US & CANADA GEBR. MANN VERLAG NOVEMBER 2009

ISBN: 9782753700857
RIGHTS: US & CANADA EDITIONS CRES JUNE 2009

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Black Inspiration
Jürgen Jansen
The beauty of the black male body has been captured by Jürgen Jansen after many years of work. He has created images of sensitive power and sympathetic understanding in this collection.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 112 PAGES, 9.5 X 13 102 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $59.95)

Bongani
Leonard Zett
An erotic masterpiece, Bongani is a young South African athlete who presents his attractive body in all its imaginable facets.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 96 PAGES, 5.6 X 5.6 CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781919901411
RIGHTS: US & CANADA JANSSEN PUBLISHERS CC JULY 2008

ISBN: 9783925443763
RIGHTS: US & CANADA JANSSEN PUBLISHERS CC NOVEMBER 1999

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The Slave Letters
Michal D. Connor
In this book, author Michal D. Connor reveals, for the first time, original letters from the early 19th century written by black slaves to their American masters. These shocking and authentic documents, dating back to the darkest period in American history are accompanied by contemporaneous interviews and period illustrations. In addition, he provides two insightful essays with his own explanatory commentary on the themes and issues raised in this book.
HISTORY/LITERARY COLLECTIONS, 48 PAGES, 8.0 X 8 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

The Gold of the World
George Chourmouziadis
This book traces the rich history of gold and its influence on human civilization, starting with the earliest known human artifacts created from this precious metal. In lavish illustrations and photos, man’s interactions with gold are chronicled and described in myth, art, religion, and everyday life. From prehistory to the ancient civilizations, through to the days of the Conquistadores and into the modern era, gold has occupied a unique place in human art and commerce and this volume provides a fascinating history. As befits its subject, this volume is bound in silk and protected by a luxurious slipcase.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES/ART, 384 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.2 486 COLOR PHOTOS HARDCOVER WITH SLIPCASE, $120.00 (CAN $149.95)

ISBN: 9781919901121
RIGHTS: US & CANADA JANSSEN PUBLISHERS CC JULY 2007

ISBN: 9789607254542
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KAPON EDITIONS FEBRUARY 2003

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Bridge Markland: Portraits
Bridge Markland
Active on the Berlin cultural scene for many years now, Bridge Markland has earned a reputation as a multitalented artist, proficient in all forms of performance art including dance, grotesque, slapstick, trangender perfomance, cabaret, and poetry. Her work is inspired by the expressionist and grotesque dance of the early 20th century. Portraits gives the viewer an overview of this rare style of performance, whilst revealing the artist in her many forms and guises.
PHOTOGRAPHY/GAY STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 58 COLOR PHOTOS, 58 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

Days of Intimacy
Thomas Karsten
She is naked; she spreads her thighs and caresses her breasts. Her face is very young, vulnerable, and it removes any indecency from this extremely intimate photographic portrayal of her body. Thomas Karsten has devoted an entire volume of photographs to a study of this young woman, just over twenty. Viewers should take a close and careful look at her face, which changes so much throughout the book that it seems to vanish after a few pages. Leaving only her body the same as it was in the beginning, as innocent as it is seductive.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 160 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 144 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $55.95)

ISBN: 9783887691622
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG DECEMBER 2000

ISBN: 9783887691974
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG OCTOBER 2003

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Dykes on Dykes
Katrin Kremmler
Dykes on Dykes was created on the internet by Indina Beusche, who entertains lesbians all over the world with her web empire “A dyke’s world.” The idea for this crazy work emerged when the authors realized that there were some sites about cartoons but nothing really specific for this new media. And so with the help of internet readers, via chat room and e-mail, this project grew out of a vision for future new authorship. The stories show a rich variety of erotic lesbian entertainment.
ART/GAY STUDIES, 72 PAGES, 8.4 X 12 CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

Grace of Desire
Krista Beinstein
This volume is completely to subtle eroticism. Classical erotic women portraits tell of desire and longing, of the dignity of sensuality. Living beauties, not cool models proudly show their bodies, erotic acts in strong black-and-white pictures. With her classic camera Krista Beinstein looks for the esthetic body of love and again she goes beyond one or the other border.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 128 PAGES, 9.5 X 12.5 108 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9783887693664
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KKONKURSBUCH VERLAG JUNE 2008

ISBN: 9783887691196
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG JULY 2002

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Laura, Without Permission
Laura Pérez Vernetti
This album is Laura’s first book, full of erotic pastels and drawings. This volume gives a complete overview of her unique erotic work. Fine lines and tasteful colors are the main characteristics of her fascinating art. Laura Pérez Vernetti from Barcelona studied psychology, art and photography. As one of Europe’s best illustrators she enriched many books with her comics and illustrations.
ART/EROTICA, 160 PAGES, 5.9 X 8 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

The Leningrad Album
Evgenij Kozlov
For any who are curious about the dreams of a Soviet adolescent, this delicate album of tenderdrawings, ravishing figures and hilarious stories will capture your imagination. Here, in a book of erotic drawings, you will meet Rosa, Svetlana, Mila, Olga, Elena, Tatyana, and many others—sometimes shy, sometimes adventurous girls, all of whom have posed for the artist and occasionally seduced him. A lavish, charming,seductive work, it contains 160 color drawings.
ART/EROTICA, 160 PAGES, 7.2 X 9.6 160 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783887693640
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG FEBRUARY 2008

ISBN: 9783887693152
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG OCTOBER 2003

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Love Me
Thomas Karsten
“Modesty, softness and manageability, these increasingly broken ideals of femininity, long the main raw material for acts were, these are qualities that will make short work on these pages. The women depicted here are clearly individuals who know Karsten and—more importantly—which he likes. He invites us to thoroughly modern women consider that feel comfortable and open with their bodies deal with their sexuality. This Dionysian emphasis on sensuality and the flesh, is Love Me therefore a welcome antidote to a genre is that all too often stressed the Apollonian ideal of pure external form.” (from the foreword)
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 192 PAGES, 10 X 12.5 174 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Mein schwules Auge: Volume 1
konkursbuch Verlag
A special of the erotic yearbook “Mein heimliches Auge” The extremely successful, erotically charged yearbook, “Mein Heimliches Auge” (“My Secret Eye”), now in its 17th year of publication, now has a gay counterpart, “Mein Schwules Auge.” Brimming with color and black-and-white photos and illustrations, along with poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, this is art at its best, open and honest, with no shame or coyness.
PHOTOGRAPHY/GAY STUDIES, 296 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 45 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783887691813
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG JULY 2003

ISBN: 9783887691240
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG MAY 2000

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Mein schwules Auge: Volume 3
konkursbuch Verlag
The third volume in a highly successful series, this latest edition features exclusive photographs depicting a wide gamut of topics and fantasies: amorous domestics, fallen angels, impossible brothels, and lascivious priests abound; internet dating, bareback sex, and porn stars and their fans are depicted; and hot situations, passionate encounters, and romantic moments are explored in-depth. Whether tender and sensitive, or down and dirty, the photographs in this book are always explicit and uninhibited. Sure to delight lovers of gay art and photography, this new edition is never crude or coarse, but always artistic and tasteful.
PHOTOGRAPHY/GAY STUDIES, 296 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 140 COLOR PHOTOS, 140 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Mein schwules Auge: Volume 5
konkursbuch Verlag
The fifth volume, the latest edition in a highly successful series, features exclusive photographs, paintings and drawings depicting a wide gamut of topics and fantasies: amorous domestics, fallen angels, impossible brothels and lascivious priests abound; internet-dating, bareback sex, porn stars and their fans. Whether tender and sensitive, or down and dirty, the pictures in this book are always explicit and uninhibited. Sure to delight lovers of gay art and photography, this new edition is never crude or coarse, but always artistic and tasteful.
PHOTOGRAPHY/GAY STUDIES, 296 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 205 COLOR PHOTOS, 72 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783887693954
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG DECEMBER 2009

ISBN: 9783887693930
RIGHTS: US & CANADA KONKURSBUCH VERLAG SEPTEMBER 2006

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Moments of Intensity
Thomas Karsten
The natural eroticism of real people who allow themselves to be taken by the moment form the background for the images of this unusual book. The photographs, startling in their honesty, illustrate an exceptional sensual proximity between the models and the artist, and also between the models themselves.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 192 PAGES, 9.5 X 12.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Nude Photographs: Twenty Six Years
Thomas Karsten
This amazing compilation covers 26 years (1980–2005) in the artistic life of Thomas Karsten. Arranged in chronological order, the pictures in this book can be read like a novel. Some of the models appear only once, but several, mostly women with a few couples and families, turn up repeatedly. This allows readers to observe how Karsten’s models, as well as his methods, change over time. Everything about these photographs is dynamic: the point of view, the shapes of the models’ bodies, even the way the subjects move and stand while they are being photographed changes. In these pages, the passage of time, takes on an immediate, palpable quality that, somehow, is magical.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.2 142 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783887691769
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ISBN: 9783887693367
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Sex Works
1978 - 2005
Del LaGrace Volcano
“You may find the non-normative sexual practices depicted in this book disturbing, exciting, mundane and/or inspiring. Regardless of ‘authorship’ I find many of the images depicted herein a challenge. You imagine you know what you are looking at but as you look closer absolute certainty is lost,” says Del LaGrace Volcano. Sex Works offers a shameless and thrilling archive of radical queer sexuality from 1978 to the present day.
PHOTOGRAPHY/GAY STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.2 148 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

She
Thomas Karsten
“She” is Sarah, Thomas Karsten’s former girlfriend, and the model for most of the photographs in this luxurious new album from famed photographer Thomas Karsten. The pictures of Sarah, alone or with other women, were taken during the last four years, and depict a wide variety of moods, ranging from sensual and explicit, to playful and formal. Interviews with Sarah and Thomas provide a unique perspective on their respective views of their relationship from the early, good years right through to the end, as they parted ways. A fascinating insight into the relationship between an artist and his muse.
PHOTOGRAPHY/EROTICA, 240 PAGES, 7.8 X 10.2 200 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $99.95)

ISBN: 9783887693466
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ISBN: 9783887693459
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Anshen+Allen Los Angeles
Place and Coherence
L’Arca Edizioni
A+ALA was founded in 1986 as a stand-alone, regionally based office of the Anshen+Allen organization. In this time, the office has seen the transference of leadership from its original founding Principals, to Peter Stazicker with Tom Chessum, Sarah Dennison, Scott Kelsey, Dennis McFadden, Anthony Moretti, Stephen Yundt and Paul Zajfen. This arrangement supports the office’s ambition to be a center for design and brings together a cross-generational group of enthusiastic, committed architects bound by a common creed.
ARCHITECTURE/REGIONAL: WEST, 100 PAGES, 9.6 X 13.6 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $25.00 (CAN $30.95)

Italy Builds
L’Arca Edizioni
Italy designs, Italy builds, and Italy is alive. Italy is constantly upgrading its prestigious architectural tradition by stitching it into the fabric of modernity and beyond. This book brings together the best of Italian architecture from the works of the great masters to the latest generation’s projects and experiments, illustrating it all with an array of pictures portraying the way things stand at the very moment. None of the works dates back over ten years, and they all have been built. Set out dynamically in terms of design—tradition, color, technology, transparency, context, materia—here is a vital book for understanding Italian architecture both in the present and as regards its most exciting prospects for the future.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 380 PAGES, 9.4 X 12.2 300 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9788878381100
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ISBN: 9788878381346
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Kisho Kurokawa
Museums
Kisho Kurokawa
Kurokawa is a deeply attentive interpreter of museum architecture, who has always posed the problem of how a “container” is directly related to the nature of “contents.” Technical wizardry stands alongside a scientific vision of design to create organic interaction resulting in a deeply humanistic notion of architecture. His museums provide a clear picture of the style and conceptual vision that have made him one of the leading figures on the modern-day cultural scene.
ARCHITECTURE/ART, 100 PAGES, 9.6 X 13.6 120 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $25.00 (CAN $30.95)

Metamorphoses
Art/Architecture
Roberto Apostolo, Federico Roggero, and Agostino Magnaghi
In this book, a university educational program built around research, study, and practice turns into an exercise in design procedure. As part of a research project into how a work of art can be transformed into architecture, students at the Turin Faculty of Architecture analyzed the key concepts in play, ranging from aesthetics and structural engineering to typology and spatial layout. The study, conducted from 1999 to 2004, and enriched by materials produced in a workshop in St. Petersburg, was the focus of considerable attention at the recent Venice Biennial of Architecture, and resulted in this book.
ARCHITECTURE/ART, 192 PAGES, 8.8 X 8.8 170 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $41.00 (CAN $50.95)

Tin Stars
Tin in Advertising 1880–1940
Marco Gusmeroli
Tin Stars is a vast collection of images engraved on old plaques, which have formed a part of people’s everyday lives for decades through their hidden and enticing messages. They have now been brought together in a magical and elaborately illustrated collection, which is certain to intrigue laymen, experts, scholars and even casual readers. A highly interesting book, it is rich in curiosities and beautiful illustrations.
ART/ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 120 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 100 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $43.00 (CAN $52.00)

ISBN: 9788878381070
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ISBN: 9788878381377
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ISBN: 9788878381421
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Ornamental Design series
Covering the 17th through the early 20th centuries, each title in this series concentrates on a specific theme from the rich and varied world of ornamental design. Each book in this series of high quality volumes on ornamental design comes with a free CD-ROM containing thousands of high-resolution images available for copyright-free use by the reader.

19th Century Ornament and Design
Clara Schmidt
DESIGN/ART, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199445 APRIL 2008

Arabic Art
Prisse d’Avennes
ART/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 9.2 X 13.2 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $34.95 (CAN $43.95) ISBN: 9782914199605 APRIL 2008

Alphabets
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/ART, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199414 SEPTEMBER 2004

Arabic Ornament
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199513 MARCH 2007

Arabesques
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199582 APRIL 2008

Architecture
L’Aventurine
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN, 288 PAGES, 7.6 X 7.6 $14.95 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9782914199353 JULY 2007 SOFTCOVER WITH CD-ROM RIGHTS: US & CANADA L’AVENTURINE

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Ornamental Design series, continued

Art Nouveau Ornament
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/ART, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199377 JANUARY 2006

Fantastic Ornaments
New edition
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199537 MARCH 2007

Borders
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199520 MARCH 2007

Floral Ornament
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/ART, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 800 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199438 MARCH 2007

Costumes
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199551 SEPTEMBER 2007

Furniture
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/REFERENCE, 300 PAGES, 7.6 X 7.6 $14.95 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9782914199391 JULY 2007

Egyptian Ornament
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 208 PAGES, 7.6 X 7.6 $14.95 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9782914199452 OCTOBER 2005

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Ornamental Design series, continued

Ironwork
L’Aventurine
DESIGN/ART, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199384 JANUARY 2005

Renaissance Ornament
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199544 MARCH 2007

Japanese Ornament
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199599 SEPTEMBER 2007

Silhouettes
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199568 JUNE 2008

Medieval Ornament
Florence Curt
DESIGN/ART, 128 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.4 250 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $17.95 (CAN $21.95) ISBN: 9782914199575 SEPTEMBER 2007

Typography
Kenneth Britsch
ART/DESIGN, 200 PAGES, 8.8 X 10.6 200 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS $24.95 (CAN $30.95) ISBN: 9782914199421 JULY 2007 SOFTCOVER WITH CD-ROM RIGHTS: US & CANADA L’AVENTURINE

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The Grammar of Ornament
Owen Jones
Architect and decorator Owen Jones supervised the works at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, and his decoration of the Crystal Palace was hailed as one of the great achievements of the exhibition. In 1856, Jones published his indispensable reference work, The Grammar of Ornament. Organized into 20 chapters with introductory text, its encyclopedic approach offers a unique vision of decorative styles throughout time. The richly detailed and varied illustrations make the Grammar of Ornament a musthave volume for curious-minded scholars, contemporary craftsmen, and artists.
ARCHITECTURE/ART, 240 PAGES, 9.2 X 13.2 111 COLOR PHOTOS, 130 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Arise and Go Toward the South
2000 Years of Christianity in Ethiopia
Legat Verlag
Ethiopia most of the time is associated with poorness and famine. However this country also owns worldwide unique treasures. Around 347 AD Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia and has left its traces with carved wood crosses, gold medals, outsize procession crosses and sling over icons. The icons impress with unusual colorfulness and expressive style elements. They are quite different from the icons generally known from the orthodox churches.
ART/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 368 PAGES, 9 X 10.8 137 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 137 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9782914199490
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ISBN: 9783932942280
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Arms and Armor from Iran
The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period
Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani
This book is the result of more than 10 years intensive research in the field of Iranian arms and armor, illustrating for the first time selected arrays from ten Iranian museums. The reader is introduced to the topic with a general overview of Iranian history with particular emphasis on military history. The research has been extensive with more than 500 sources consulted. Included is an overview of the development of historical copper, bronze, iron and steel weapons, such as swords, bows, maces, axes shields, armor and more. The volume also contains in-depth information regarding the classification of the various artifacts. Illustrated within the treatise are different signatures on swords and other weapons. The book explores each item in its cultural setting and is illustrated in detail, with over 3,500 mostly color images. One chapter is dedicated to the martial arts and warrior training in ancient Iran, traces of which are still evident in the modern culture.
ART/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 700 PAGES, 10.6 X 12 2500 COLOR PHOTOS, 900 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $199.00 (CAN $248.95)

From the Hand of Your Servant
Christian Icons in the Arabic World
Legat Verlag
Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon are not really associated with Christian religion in our minds, but they are the cradle of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic civilization. Christianity stays there as the second strong religious and cultural power. A characteristic of this church is the fact that icons are worshipped as by the Orthodox Christians. The paintings captivate with strong colors, dynamism, and vitality of the pictures. They reflect the Oriental pleasure of narration. Floral elements and Arabic inscriptions complement the unusual motives.
ART/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 120 PAGES, 9 X 10.6 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783932942198
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ISBN: 9783932942228
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Icons: Icon Museum Frankfurt, Germany
Legat Verlag
This museum catalogue starts with an in-depth description of icons, including a discussion of what an icon is, what makes a painting an icon, icons as works of art, materials used in making icons, the making of wooden icons, and the uses of icons. It also gives an historic overview of the great period of Russian icons and of icons in the Orient. A chronological table and scientific descriptions of nearly 130 icons classified thematically rounds off this basic work.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 368 PAGES, 9 X 10.8 140 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Luristan Bronze Disc-Headed Pins
A Symbol of Ancient Iran’s Art
Souri Ayazi
For a long time, Iran was an important center of metal working in the ancient world. Luristan bronze ware comprises a wide range of categories: functional and cultic, ceremonial and ritual objects, personal decorations, ornaments, various vessels. Prominent among Luristan bronze artifacts are pins, characteristic in their diversity, quantity, and various decorations. This book documents all pieces of the Iranian collection with large scale reproductions and detailed drawings, explaining their specific structure and use. Souri Ayazi is the director of the historic department and also responsible for the Luristan-related division of the National Museum of Teheran. She specializes in historic Luristan artifacts and has organized or co-organized several exhibition on the subject worldwide.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES 260 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.6 80 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 B & W PHOTOS, 2 MAPS CLOTH, $130.00 (CAN $162.95)

ISBN: 9783932942204
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ISBN: 9783932942273
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The Rakh Icon
Discovery of Its True Identity
Renate Gertenlauer
This book begins with the discovery of a seemingly insignificant icon at a little antique shop in Tallin, Estonia. During an intense examination of this 300-year-old painting the author found another icon hidden under the visible icon and a layer of black oil: the now famous Rakh Icon. This work describes in exciting detail the chronological and thematic classification of this unique artwork and features many photographs and historic documents that will enlighten both art historians and casual readers.
ART, 160 PAGES, 9 X 10.8 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $48.95)

The Kremlin and Red Square in Old Postcards, 1895–1917
Magma
The Kremlin and Red Square were undoubtedly the most popular landmarks depicted in old postcards of Moscow. Today, modern readers and collectors may find it astonishing how precise and full of detail these old postcards were. They offer a glimpse not just of a popular tourist site, but of a whole era in time, complete with ceremonies, personalities, situations, and events from a bygone era. Better than some history books and academic studies, this popular folk art depicts the feel of daily life in old Russia.
ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 12.5 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9783932942358
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ISBN: 9785934280346
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Socialist Realism Paintings in Soviet Postcards
A. L. Rubinchik
Using printed postcards, this book tells story of various aspects of life in the USSR, beginning with the early years after the 1917 revolution and ending in the 1980s just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. During this broad time span, official Soviet painting formed a unique type of art—socialist realism. National pride required that each art work be published, and therefore, many paintings were just printed as postcards, sometimes with mini-runs of 100 copies. This stunning collection will give readers an insightful look into the Russian soul, as it celebrates the Soviet Union, the heroism of the Russian people during World War II, and daily life during a crucial and exciting period in history.
ART, 424 PAGES, 9.5 X 13 380 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $49.95)

Abraham Mignon 1640–1679
Catalog Raisonné
Magdalena Kraemer-Noble
This catalogue raisonné offers, apart from a critical introduction on the historical, religious and economic background of the era, a comprehensive survey of all accessible and authenticated works by Mignon. More than 100 still life paintings are reproduced, most in color and in large scale, and described according to the criteria of composition, color, and biographical details. Abraham Mignon ranks among the most important masters of Dutch still life painting, which experienced a revival in the second half of the seventeenth century. Famous in his lifetime, Mignon’s works are still found in the most important museums in the world. His colorful and sumptuous portraits of flowers, fruit, and animals are meticulously depicted according to nature. His paintings depict not only earthly richness and beauty, but also allude to transience. This sense of the futility of vanity, originating from the Bible, can be detected in his entire work and still attracts admirers today. This is the first completely new and comprehensive catalogue raisonné based on the latest results of substantial research into Mignon’s work.
ART, 296 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.2 125 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $89.00 (CAN $110.95)

ISBN: 9785934280551
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ISBN: 9783865681447
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Berlin Embassies
Daniel Freytag and Thorsten Philipps
More than any other capital in Europe, Berlin is home to a veritable United Nations of embassies, including delegations from countries many people have never even heard of. This entertaining and educational volume highlights the embassies of Berlin, and what an amazing tour it has to offer its readers. The variation of architectural expression and interior design is surprising and vast: some are modern, others are classic. Some are clean, modern design, others are more folkloristic. The buildings and their design are as varied as the countries they represent. This book is the first published overview of the embassies in Berlin.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 9.6 X 12.8 820 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Berlin New Architecture
A Guide to New Buildings from 1989 to Today
Michael Imhof and Léon Krempel
This richly illustrated architecture guide introduces new buildings that have been constructed since the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Photographs of each building and square are provided, along with brief background information about each location and its history. The new Berlin architecture not only features the work of renowned architects like Sir Norman Foster, Daniel Liebeskind, Helmut Jahn and Axel Schultes, but also reflects an effort to bring the past and present into harmony with one another. No other city has been as central to modern architecture and its developments during the past 20 years. This book is much more than a simple guide, it is a record of significant changes in the most exciting city during the turn of the millennium.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.6 363 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.80 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783865683892
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ISBN: 9783935590150
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The Berlin Wall and Inner-German Border
Wiedland Fuehr
The division of Germany between the two rival power blocs following the Second World War, and the establishment of two German states in 1949, resulted in the inner-German border and eventually the Berlin Wall. This book provides an introduction into the history, background and outward appearance of this interface between two competing military, political, and economic systems. The constant exodus of its own citizens and the resulting threatened economic collapse of East Germany forced its leadership to hermetically seal off what it called the “western border of the state” on August 13th, 1961. The sophisticated system of border technology with its protective strips, barbed wire fences, alarm signals, mines and walls was intended to prevent any escape from the German Democratic Republic, the “workers’ and peasants’ state.”
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 4.7 X 8.6 124 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

The Buildings of the Jewish Community in Schwedt/Oder
Katrin Kessler
Seventy years after their destruction, the buildings of the Jewish community of Schwedt, a small city on the river Oder, are reconstructed in this book. Set against a background of 250 years of history, the many historic architects’ plans and computer animations depicted in the book draw a lively picture of this vanished community. Based on structural records from the past hidden in a cellar in Berlin, this book reconstructs a relatively small community that has come to serve as an example of many of the destroyed Jewish communities in Germany.
JEWISH STUDIES/ARCHITECTURE, 64 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.2 57 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9783865683144
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ISBN: 9783865684141
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From a Distance
Desert Dreams
Heiner Schmitz
This book is a love letter to the Arab countries and peoples of North Africa and the Middle East. Laid out in a horizontal format, with large pictures and notes in a diary form, the photos on these pages give the viewer a chance to experience the life and beauty of the desert. Heiner Schmitz combines colorful panoramic photographs from 2004 with black-and-white photos from the 1960s to create a vivid picture of the deserts in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, and Syria, and introduce the reader to fantastic landscapes and unusual places.
PHOTOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 160 PAGES, 11.6 X 9.6 108 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

Giorgione
Catalogue Raisonné
Wolfgang L. Eller
Giorgioni is one of the most important and far-reaching personalities in art history. At the beginning of the 16th century, he revolutionized European painting with a new spatial sense, new standards for color, and a previously unknown gradation from light to dark-colored values. These give his works a deep sensibility and a wistful stillness. All Giorgione’s paintings, frescos, and drawings are precisely documented and commented upon in this extensive new volume.
ART, 216 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.8 CLOTH, $89.00 (CAN $110.95)

ISBN: 9783865681263
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ISBN: 9783865680860
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The Great Masters of the Albertina
Klaus Albrecht Schroeder
Drawings from the famous collection of the Albertina. The selection covers works from the early 15th century to the present, from priceless sheets by Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, and Boucher to drawings and watercolors by Chagall, Picasso, Klimt, Schiele, Klee, Kandinsky, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Gertsch, Longo, Baselitz, and Kiefer. The collection was founded by Duke Albert von Sachsen-Teschen from whose name the term Albertina derives. He built a unique collection of drawings and prints and housed them in an historic palace built atop the remains of the Augustian bastion, the remnants of the fortifications of the city of Vienna. The palace’s splendid interior furnishings reflected the taste of Duke Albert and subsequent Habsburg owners. In 2000, a comprehensive restoration and reacquisition of the palace’s original furniture restored the museum’s rooms to their former brilliance. At the same time, the Albertina was modernized and considerably expanded through the addition of new exhibition halls, making the collection’s most important holdings—the Great Masters of the Albertina—accessible to the public for the first time.
ART, 700 PAGES, 10 X 11.8 416 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 12 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $89.00 (CAN $110.95)

Guide to the Collection Städel Museum
Michael Imhof Verlag
The Städel is one of Germany’s leading art museums and a mustsee for any visitor to Frankfurt. With a collection of 2,700 paintings, 600 sculptures, and 100,000 prints and drawings by artists ranging from Dürer, Holbein, and Cranach to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet, van Gogh, and Cézanne to Matisse and Picasso, Bacon and Baselitz, Serra and Palermo, the Städel’s galleries contain 700 years of European art history. This guide to the collection provides an overview of the museum’s history, followed by chapters covering 14th–16th-century Italian and German paintings, 15th–17th-century Dutch paintings, 17th and 18th-century Romanic and German paintings, and paintings and sculpture from the 19th – 21st century, as well as a chapter about the department of print and paintings. This book is a great on-site guide for visitors to the museum as well as a comprehensive study of the Städel’s collections.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 164 PAGES, 6 X 8.8 228 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.80 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783865684202
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ISBN: 9783865683267
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Historic Berlin
Paul Wietzorek
Historic images lead the reader through old Berlin and its famous landmarks from the former Stadtschloss to Schloss Charlottenburg, with an historic overview providing an introduction to the now unified city. The book’s main focus is on the Imperial Period from the formation of the German Empire in 1871 until the end of the First World War in 1918. Old photographs and historic city views help readers understand today’s lifestyle and current trends in urban development.
HISTORY/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 6.8 X 6.8 221 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Kult Bild Cult Image
Altarpiece and Devotional Painting from Duccio to Perugino
Jochen Sander
The book shows not only in selected examples the development of Italian altarpieces and devotional paintings from Duccio to Perugino, but highlights also the original function of the images in public and individual use. Jochen Sander is chief curator at the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt.
ART/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 312 PAGES, 9.6 X 12.2 102 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 161 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9783865683533
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ISBN: 9783865681287
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Masterpieces of the Department of Prints and Drawings
Städel Museum
Jutta Schuett and Martin Sonnabend
Due to the high artistic quality of its holdings—which encompass some 25,000 drawings and 75,000 prints dating from the late Middle Ages to the present—the Städel Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings is among the most prominent graphic art collections in Germany. It was founded in the 18th century and expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries. For reasons of conservation, works on paper cannot be displayed on a permanent basis like paintings, but only placed at visitors’ disposal for viewing in the department’s Study Hall. Comprising 80 superb drawings, this publication spans a period of nearly 600 years: the oldest drawings depicted date from the early 15th century; the most recent were executed in the late 20th. Nearly all of art history’s most renowned draughtsmen are represented, for example: Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Cornelius, Delacroix, Daumier, Cézanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Kirchner, Beckmann, Klee, and Pollock.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 192 PAGES, 9.2 X 11.2 99 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

Masterworks at the Liebighaus
Michael Imhof Verlag
Occasioned by a complete renovation of its facilities, the Frankfurt Liebighaus Museum has published this catalog of its most important works. Providing an overview of the collection’s sculptural works from Egyptian and Asian sculptures through to ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to more recent works, this volume includes a comprehensive description of each piece, which places the work into its global and historical context. Liebighaus in Frankfurt has one of the most important collections of sculpture in Europe comprising Christian and secular works from over 2000 years and this book is a rare opportunity to take a close look at its collection.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 192 PAGES, 6.6 X 10.6 144 COLOR PHOTOS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783865683755
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ISBN: 9783865681775
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Monet to Picasso
The Batliner Collection
Klaus Albrecht Schroder
In 2007, the Albertina in Vienna, Austria announced the acquisition of the Batliner collection, one of the most important collections of modern art in the world. Comprising more than 500 pieces, the Batliner collection includes a wide range of pieces covering virtually aspect of modern painting, including French impressionism, German expressionism, Fauvism, the Russian avant-garde, and surrealism. This new book, which highlights the most important artists in the collection, provides an excellent overview of international classic modernism.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 420 PAGES, 10.2 X 12 CLOTH, $70.00 (CAN $105.95)

Plastics in Art
Friederike Waentig
This fascinating volume discusses the development and manufacture of plastics since the 19th century, placing this versatile material within its economic and cultural context. Various plastic materials and their ageing behavior are described, along with methods of conservation and storage. The main focus of the book is on recent experiences in the conservation of plastics in art. Plastic objects are ubiquitous in our daily life, and are found in a myriad of types and forms in design and art works. However, their modern appearance, especially when compared to traditional materials like stone, wood, or ceramics, can lead to an erroneous perception of permanence, with no special need for care or conservation. Reality could not be more different. Plastics age faster than traditional materials, and therefore it is imperative to understand their ageing process and conservation requirements. The basic principle of handling plastic objects is knowledge of their historical context, understanding when and how a material has been produced facilitates an object’s identification and preservation.
ART/DESIGN, 400 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.6 34 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9783865683199
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ISBN: 9783865684059
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Point Alpha
Hot Spot of History
Klaus Hartwig Stoll
During the Cold War, Point Alpha was one of the most important U.S. observation bases on West Germany’s border with East Germany, a place where the free world faced the Iron Curtain of the communist world. Today, this former base is no longer a potential flashpoint for World War III. It has been transformed into a memorial, a place were East and West can meet and remember the extremely dangerous time between 1947 and 1989, and the decades-long suffering of a subjugated population.
HISTORY, 80 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.6 57 COLOR PHOTOS, 33 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $15.00 (CAN $18.95)

Sliman Mansour
Faten Nastas Mitwasi
This book presents the work of the Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour against the backdrop of the difficulty of life in Palestine. The occupation and the stringent regulations of everyday life in Jerusalem make a normal artist’s life almost impossible. There are no museums, no galleries, and no markets for artwork. The only way to show his art and to communicate with other artists is via the internet. Mansour paints for a life in peace, but also for the Palestinian cause. His pictures are influenced by the daily struggle of surviving. Faten Nastas Mitwasi is the art coordinator at the Art Museum of Bethlehem and an acknowledged artist herself.
ART, 112 PAGES, 8.8 X 10 83 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783865682390
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Witches’ Lust and the Fall of Man
The Strange Fantasies of Hans Baldung Grien
Bodo Brinkmann
Hans Baldung Grien (1484–1545) created many drawings and etchings depicting the fantastic behavior of witches, but only one painting—the world-famous Two Witches (1523). With his unique artworks, the painter used the gruesome appearance of the supernatural to give casual viewers a nice, safe scare. His depictions also made the well educated think about the erotic charisma of women, love and its possible consequences, and female beauty and its mysteries. Using his art, Grien not only comments on medieval attitudes towards witches, but also on the artistic theories of his master, Albrecht Dürer. This hefty tome includes Grien’s witches and many other important panel paintings. It is the most comprehensive study of this artist‘s work and a must have for anyone interested in the art of the Middle Ages.
ART, 272 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.2 129 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 44 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

40/40 Young Architects from Finland
Second edition
Compiled by Roger Connah
Forty young and promising architects submitted to the Building Information various material: photographs and drawings of both built and unbuilt projects, such as office buildings, hotels, libraries, housing, summer houses, commercial buildings, and interior design. There were also competition-winning proposals, student projects, essays, and so on. This rich and varied material makes up a totality which vividly shows the direction of contemporary Finnish architecture.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 190 COLOR PHOTOS, 190 B & W PHOTOS, 44 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9789516826465
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Aaltomania
Roger Connah
Why is there a feeling that more truths will only damage the current picture given of Aalto’s incredible and astonishing contribution to architecture in the 20th century? Contrary to the scholastic tradition of closure, Aaltomania seeks simply to explore, in all the taboos and hagiography on this legendary architect.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 57 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $32.95)

Alvar Aalto Apartments
Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen Photographs by Jari Jetsonen
The book presents 10 apartment blocks and two student dormitories built by Aalto from the 1920s to the 1960s in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. (including Baker House and the Institute of Technology, both in Massachusetts). This book contains not only a pictorial and technical record of Aalto’s housing designs, but also an extensive discussion of his goals and ideals in creating dwelling places.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 8.8 X 11.4 134 COLOR PHOTOS, 54 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $74.00 (CAN $92.95)

ISBN: 9789516826137
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ISBN: 9789516827325
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Alvar Aalto Houses
Markku Lahti Photographs by Jari Jetsonen
This book presents eight single-family houses built by Aalto in Finland, Estonia, and France from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s. It describes the fascinating history of the selected houses, the people for whom they were built, and how Aalto adapted his own design ideals to the needs of his clients. Markku Lahti is the director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 8.8 X 11.4 162 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $74.00 (CAN $92.95)

Alvar Aalto Summer Homes
Erkki Helamaa Photographs by Jari Jetsonen
This book presents the intimate and personal houses and saunas designed by Alvar Aalto—his early works, as well as the later ones, including many that have rarely been published. Included are two summer houses that Aalto designed and built for himself: Villa Flora and the world-famous Experimental House in Muuratsalo. The summer houses featured in this book were all personally designed by Aalto for his relatives and friends.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 120 PAGES, 8.8 X 11.4 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 108 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $67.00 (CAN $83.95)

ISBN: 9789516827752
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ISBN: 9789516828575
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Alvar Aalto, Ex Intimo
Louna Lahti
Interviews with recognizable characters and contemporaries in the Aalto office and court are mixed with stories from the family, some close to Aalto, others on the fringe of the master. These interviews begin to weave new patterns and ask us once again to look at the contribution of Alvar Aalto to modern architecture.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $32.95)

Archipelago
Essays on Architecture
Edited by Peter McKeith
As Finnish architect, author, scholar and critic Juhani Pallasmaa celebrates his 70th birthday, this collection of essays recognizes his contribution to architecture. However, a parallel intention of “Archipelago” is to open further doors and windows into architecture’s past, present and future through the observations and declarations of the assembled contributors. This book includes essays by Marlon Blackwell, Kenneth Frampton, Kristian Gullichsen, Karsten Harries, John Hejduk, Mikko Heikkinen, Dan Hoffman, Steven Holl, Markku Komonen, Esa Laaksonen, Daniel Libeskind, Robert McCarter, Alberto Perez-Gomez, Nina Stritzler-Levine, Philip Tidwell, Billie Tsien, Leslie Van Duzer, Ben Weese, Cynthia Weese, Tod Williams, Colin St. John Wilson, and Peter Zumthor.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 232 PAGES, 6.6 X 8.4 42 COLOR PHOTOS, 42 B & W PHOTOS, 18 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $63.00 (CAN $78.95)

ISBN: 9789516826199
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The Architecture of Image
Existential Space in Cinema
Juhani Pallasmaa
This book explores the shared experiential ground of cinema, art, and architecture. Pallasmaa carefully examines how the classic directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Andrei Tarkovsky used architectural imagery to create emotional states in their movies. He also explores the startling similarities between the landscapes of painting and those of movies.
ART/FILM, 184 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.6 216 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 83 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 16 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $85.00 (CAN $105.95)

The Ark of Architecture
Selected Writings of Malcolm Quantrill
Edited by Roger Connah
For the past 50 years, architect and professor Malcolm Quantrill has held a unique place in architectural scholarship. He has taught architecture and traveled extensively, from London to Finland, and from Oman to Montana, becoming the first distinguished professor in architecture at Texas A&M University. The Ark of Architecture is the product of an acute architectural eye and mind. Quantrill’s writing moves effortlessly from the literary to the architectural and his analysis of the work of memory, landscape, and some of the more unusual drivers behind modern architecture remain memorable. Quantrill’s methodology allows him to coax and, at times, subtly needle his subject in order to produce unusual results. His interviews with architects as different as Reima Pietilä, Norman Foster, and Brian MacKay-Lyons display a lively movement of thought as he cleverly uses history to highlight the weaknesses and faddishness of the present. This unusual selection of writings, with commentary from the likes of Norman Foster, Kenneth Frampton, Bruce Webb, Marco Frascari and Stanford Anderson, deserves to be read by anyone interested in architectural writing.
ARCHITECTURE/ESSAYS, 240 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

ISBN: 9789516826281
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ISBN: 9789516828926
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Colour World
Seppo Rihlama
Colour World is a comprehensive textbook presenting both color theories and their practical applications. Color psychology and symbolism are also discussed, together with the effect of style and fashion on color choices.
ART, 168 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.8 267 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

Encounters
Architectural Essays
Juhani Pallasmaa
This selection of essays was written by Juhani Pallasmaa, from the early years to more recent ones, translated into English, edited by Peter MacKeith. The book was short-listed for the RIBA 2005 International Book Award. Juhani Palasmaa is an architect and former dean of the School of Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 384 PAGES, 7.6 X 10 176 COLOR PHOTOS, 176 B & W PHOTOS, 97 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $73.00 (CAN $90.95)

ISBN: 9789516825611
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ISBN: 9789516826298
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Finnish Sauna
Design and Construction
Rakennustieto Publishing
This book contains information and instructions for the design of genuine Finnish saunas, with sections on sauna rooms, components, seating platforms, and furnishings, and the planning of the related heating, ventilation, and electrical installations, as well as the specialities of sauna stoves and their selection. It also includes a special chapter on building a traditional smoke sauna. This book is all the reader will need in order to successfully plan and build a Finnish sauna.
HOME IMPROVEMENT/DESIGN, 120 PAGES, 7 X 8.6 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS, 221 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $39.00 (CAN $48.95)

Grace and Architecture
Roger Connah
Through a constructive way of looking at the timing of architecture, the author explores the myths of a critical history. These ideas are made more concrete and specific by focusing the enquiry on a forgotten building outside Helsinki, Espoonlahti Church (1980), by the architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 26 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9789516825024
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ISBN: 9789516828568
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Hannu Siren: Relations
Hannu Siren
This album presents the prestigious Finnish sculptor Hannu Siren’s work from 1980 to the present day, 50 works in all, spread across Finland from Kemi to Espoo and Helsinki. In creating his many public works, Siren has brought his art to the people, close their everyday environment. Included in this book are four essays that discuss Siren’s work, as well as detailed descriptions of his different outdoor and indoor sculptures
ART, 160 PAGES, 10.4 X 9.6 90 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

José Cruz Ovalle
Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2008
Rakennustieto Publishing
The architecture of José Cruz Ovalle — 18 buildings completed between 1992 and 2007 – is the subject of this comprehensive new title. In addition to his wood buildings, the book also contains concrete structures in which wood has been used in the interior and for special details. Among the private houses included in the book are Cruz’s own home and studio, as well as houses in Qinchamali and Valle Escondido. The public buildings depicted include the Chilean Pavilion for the Seville Expo’ 92, Adolfo Ibañez University buildings, and the Explora hotels in Patagonia and on Easter Island. Among the industrial buildings presented are the Centromaderas factory and office buildings, as well as the Pérez Cruz and Los Robles vineyard cellars. The projects and their plans are presented from different points of view, with text and sketches by Pérez Cruz, and magnificent photographs, taken mainly by architect Juan Purcell. These enchantingly beautiful images open a view into the unique buildings of a master of wooden architecture and through them into the rich architecture of Chile.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 176 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.6 85 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $76.00 (CAN $94.95)

ISBN: 9789516827189
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ISBN: 9789516828964
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Little Big Houses
Working With Architectural Models
Edited by Jari Jetsonen
The carefully crafted scale models of these landmark works of both Finnish and international 20th-century architecture tell not only of the importance of the schemes but also of the rich tradition of craftmanship.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 176 PAGES, 6.4 X 7.2 222 COLOR PHOTOS, 18 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $48.95)

Matter and Mind in Architecture
Rakennustieto Publishing
Matter and Mind in Architecture was the theme of the seventh Alvar Aalto Symposium, thus the title of the book documenting the symposium. It’s a theme that might have been construed as somewhat introspective, perhaps out of touch with the present state of commerce, but its purpose was to instigate a discussion of materials and meanings, matter and content, and to encourage architects to participate in the fundamental problems facing the world. Because architects ought no longer be bystanders in a world of intensifying environmental problems, Matter and Mind in Architecture encourages self-scrutiny. The contributing writers, all important representatives in their respective fields of philosophy, music, literature, and architecture include Kazuyo Sejima, Vittorio Gregotti, Wilfried Wang, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, and John Patkau.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 148 PAGES, 9 X 9.8 92 COLOR PHOTOS, 12 DIAGRAMS HARDCOVER WITH JACKET AND CD-ROM, $44.00 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9789516826458
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ISBN: 9789516826076
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Office Buildings in Finland
Panu Lehtovuori and Reijo Jallinoja
This book aspires to create a wide perspective on the various trends in current Finnish office architecture, from traditional brick buildings to the imaginative glazed towers and glass facades today. Featuring 14 contemporary buildings—a selection of the very best of Finnish office architecture from the present century—these buildings show that modern Finnish office architecture represents cutting-edge high technology with a humane and caring aspect.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 168 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.8 166 COLOR PHOTOS, 98 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Renzo Piano
Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2000
Wood in Culture Association
The essential works of Renzo Piano are included in this collection, particularly how he used wood in architecture during the last two decades. This book contains only built projects, the latest of which is the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia, a highly publicized and distinctive wooden building.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 88 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.6 70 COLOR PHOTOS, 42 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $34.00 (CAN $42.95)

ISBN: 9789516826069
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ISBN: 9789516828087
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Research and Practice in Architecture
Esa Laaksonen, Tom Simons, and Anni Vartola
In this book, six internationally renowned experts, professors of architecture—Stanford Anderson, Peter Carolin, Carsten JuelChristiansen, Joseph Rykwert, Patrik Schumacher, and Dietmar Steiner—discuss the study of architecture and its relationship to practical work.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 124 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $32.95)

Sa(l)vaged Modernism
Roger Connah
This entertaining insider's look at Finnish architecture considers the importance of the 1990s decade to its style—significant for new buildings such as the Washington Embassy and the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the recognition of the work of Juha Leiviskä. The book goes on to assess the state of the architectural institutions, theory, and criticism within the country. It closes on a constructive note, opening up towards a freedom and plurality emerging in the projects and work of many younger and lesser-known architects.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 55 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9789516826496
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ISBN: 9789516825963
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Sacral Space
Modern Finnish Churches
Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen
Finnish modern church buildings appeal to the visitor with their minimalist character. The essential strength of their architecture lies in the presence of light and nature. The buildings and their interiors are attuned to the passing of each day and the change of seasons. Sacral Space consists of 12 churches and chapels from the 1940s to the 1990s: the Resurrection Chapel by Erik Bryggman, Otaniemi Chapel by Kaija and Heikki Siren, the Church of the Three Crosses by Alvar Aalto, Vatiala Chapel by Viljo Revell, Hyvinkää Church by Aarno Ruusuvuori, Kaleva Church by Raili and Reima Pietilä, Temppeliaukio Church by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, the Chapel of the Holy Cross by Pekka Pitkänen, Olari Church by Käpy and Simo Paavilainen, Kauniainen Church by Kristian Gullichsen, St. Johns’s Church Männistö by Juha Leiviskä, and St. Henry’s Ecumenical Chapel by Matti Sanaksenaho. Jari Jetsonen’s photographs, the architects’ drawings, photographs taken during the construction, architect Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen’s texts and professor Fred Thompson’s accompanying article bring out the uniqueness and history of each church building and also tell something essential about the nature of Finnish sacral architecture.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 8.6 X 11.4 136 COLOR PHOTOS, 53 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Small Houses in Finland
Esa Piironen
This book presents a selection of the best single-family houses in Finland from the last 25 years. Each of the 29 houses presented shows a different approach to the design of a small house, from the site placement to the plan layout, facades, and use of materials, down to to the handling of the construction details. All the houses are environmentally friendly and located in different environments, from countryside to city, from seashore to inland.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.6 X 9.8 185 COLOR PHOTOS, 123 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $66.00 (CAN $82.95)

ISBN: 9789516827516
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ISBN: 9789516827318
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Sports Facilities in Finland 1980–2000
Kari Kuosma
Showing the rich diversity in Finnish sport-facility construction and its high quality, this book includes conversions and structurally repaired facilities from major complexes to minor grandstand constructions, from national monuments to sports halls intended only to meet the needs of local people.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 184 PAGES, 9.8 X 9 152 COLOR PHOTOS, 162 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $34.00 (CAN $42.95)

The Story of Finnish Housing Architecture
Suomalaisen asuntarkkitehtuurin tarina
Olli Lehtovuori
This book offers a general picture of housing conditions as Finland developed from an agrarian society to the present. The emphasis, however, is on house building after the second world war. It encourages the reader to ponder what is good housing architecture from the resident´s point of view and the direction developments should take on the eve of the new millennium.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 12 X 8.6 252 COLOR PHOTOS, 298 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $34.00 (CAN $42.95)

ISBN: 9789516825994
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ISBN: 9789516825567
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The Unmade Bed of Architecture
Matti Mäkinen and Malcolm Quantrill
Two internationally renowned critics, author and architect, professor Matti K. Mäkinen and Malcolm Quantrill, write about architecture and various cultural phenomena, touching at the same time Quantrill’s long and close relationship with Finland. More than a year of correspondence and mutual provocation built a discussion where architecture, art, literature and philosophy come face to face in unexpected ways. The bed of architecture is always unmade, but it carries memories of sweet dreams. Malcolm Quantrill studied architecture at the universities of Liverpool and Pennsylvania, and received his doctorate in urbanism from the Technical University of Wroclaw. He is a former director of the Architectural Association in London, and dean of the School of Environmental Design at the University of North London. Since 1986 he has been the distinguished professor of architecture at Texas A&M University. He began studying modern Finnish architecture in 1959 and the continuity of Finnish modern architecture is his sixth book on this subject.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 8.6 X 9 35 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

Villas and Saunas in Finland
Harri Hautajarvi
This book presents a total of 44 individually designed summer villas and saunas in Finland. Representing the best of recent Finnish summer home and sauna architecture, each site is presented in detail through photographs, plans, and text by the architects themselves. Harri Hautajärvi’s fascinating text discusses the history and trends of villa and sauna architecture and life, as well as the challenges of sustainable development to holidayhome buildings of the future.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 232 PAGES, 8.6 X 9.8 286 COLOR PHOTOS, 133 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $66.00 (CAN $82.95)

ISBN: 9789516827806
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ISBN: 9789516827615
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Wood Architecture in Finland
Photographs by Jussi Tiainen
This book presents recent Finnish wooden architecture, superbly photographed by Jussi Tiainen. Within these pages, the reader will discover 10 intriguing wooden buildings, each an essential part of everyday life: offices, houses, schools, training and leisure centres, and churches. Although all buildings are of different sizes, designed in different styles, and built with different methods, they all have one thing in common—they are all built with the most sustainable and ecological of building materials: wood.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 8.2 X 10.6 116 COLOR PHOTOS, 43 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Zumthor
Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2006
Mikka Heikkinen Foreword by Michael Hornborg and Erkki Toivanen Photographs by Peter Zumthor
“There is a special feel to living in a room of solid joined beams, a room not simply clad in wood but made of wood through and through,” says Peter Zumthor, the fourth recipient of the international Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award. He explains in his article, “The Body of Wood,” his ideas of designing and constructing traditional log cabins. This book presents three projects by him: Haus Luzi, realized in 2002, and Haus Annalisa and Pension Briol which are still plans. These are featured with beautiful watercolor sketches, and models and plans, which give a good idea of the designing process.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 80 PAGES, 8.8 X 9.3 23 COLOR PHOTOS, 42 DIAGRAMS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $66.00 (CAN $82.95)

ISBN: 9789516828476
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ISBN: 9789516828070
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Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul
Edited by Claus Volkenandt and Christian Kaufmann
Increasingly, Australian Indigenous art is drawing the attention of international audiences, in part because of the amazing stories the artists tell of human creativity. John Mawurndjul is one of several Aboriginal artists whose work is collected and displayed in art museums and galleries throughout the world. As his work is both simultaneously grounded in his country in northern Australia, and internationally, the resulting dual perspective raises basic questions about how art should be viewed and approached in intercultural terms.
ART/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.4 29 COLOR PHOTOS, 51 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $71.95)

Conscientious Viscerality
Robin Curtis
Robin Curtis examines autobiographical movies from artists, where he gives special emphasis not to the time factor but to three dimensional and visceral aspects. On the basis of the terms empathy and attention he scrutinizes the physical involvement of the audience. Thus he outlines a theory of visceral reception of timely tied up media.
ART/FILM, 204 PAGES, 5.6 X 9.4 200 B & W PHOTOS, 200 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS AS A FLIP-BOOK TRADE PAPER, $99.00 (CAN $119.00)

ISBN: 9783980943642
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ISBN: 9783496028093
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Architectural Guides
The Architectural Guides from the tried and trusted Reimer Verlag series are readable, clearly set out and in a handy format. For all their brevity, the texts are informative and critical, a considerable achievement. These guides do not only line out the more or less famous ensembles, places, and buildings but also lead the way to little-known treasures, details, inner courts and gardens. The buildings are documented with informative texts, up-to-date photos, and ground plans. The layout according to tours of city districts, maps, and detailed indices make orientation easy, even for strangers to the city.

Frankfurt
Architectural Guide
Thorsten Tiedeke, Helga Neubauer, and Wolfgang Vorbeck
320 PAGES 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 250 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS

München
Architectural Guide, Third edition
Reimer Verlag
320 PAGES

ISBN: 9783496013594

ISBN: 9783496012368

Münster
Architectural Guide
Reimer Verlag
320 PAGES

Hannover
Architectural Guide
Reimer Verlag
320 PAGES 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 250 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS

ISBN: 9783496012764

ISBN: 9783496012108

Potsdam
Architectural Guides
Paul Sigel, Silke Dahmlow, Frank Seehausen, and Lucas Elmenhorst
320 PAGES 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 250 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS

Kassel
Architectural Guide
Reimer Verlag
280 PAGES 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 250 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS

ISBN: 9783496013259
ARCHITECTURE/TRAVEL, 5.2 X 9.6 TRADE PAPER, $38.00 (CAN $46.00) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA REIMER VERLAG OCTOBER 2009

ISBN: 9783496012498

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Networks, Resources and Economic Action
Ethnographic Case Studies in Honor of Hartmut Lang
Edited by Clemens Greiner and Waltraud Kokot
The contributions to this extensive work cover a broad range of topics connected to networks, resources, and economic action. They are based on ethnographic field research in East and Southeast Asia, Oceania, Africa, North, Middle and South America as well as Europe. They took place as well in rural as in urban spaces. They investigate in all often contrary and conflicting directions a large variety of networks, economic behavior and resource management.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/CULTURAL STUDIES, 352 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 8 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 DIAGRAMS, 7 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $59.00)

Observing Nature – Representing Experience
The Osmotic Dynamics of Romanticism 1800–1850
Erna Fiorentini
In the early 19th century, the translation of nature observations into quantified records often intended to convey both epistemologically and aesthetically determined forms of experience. Diverse fields of knowledge such as literature, philosophy, and art as well as natural history, cartography, and microscopy accomplished this demand in a process of mutual exchange and gradual assimilation of ideas and practices. The book investigates the intriguing complexity of this “osmotic dynamics”, in which various positions on the significance of inner and outer world were continuously exchanged.
CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY, 244 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 56 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $75.00 (CAN $90.00)

ISBN: 9783496028260
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ISBN: 9783496028031
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People and the Land
Pathways to Reform in Post-Soviet Siberia
Edited by Erich Kasten
This volume shows, with in-depth studies of how people with different cultural backgrounds often living in extreme natural environments, are coping with dramatic and rapid political and economic transformations. It also shows how the fate of postsocialist reforms in the Russian north depends largely on striking the right balance between exploitation of the region’s strategic natural resources and concern for environmental impacts and the survival of local people.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/CULTURAL STUDIES 264 PAGES, 5.25 X 9.5 2 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $59.00)

The Rise of Bizen
Ceramics in the Momoyama Period 1573–1615
Maria Roman Navarro
Bizen ceramics were, together with Shigaraki wares, the first Japanese ceramics to be introduced in the tea ceremony. This research shows through the study of ceramics from the Bizen kilns that aesthetization processes of ceramic took place in Japan back in the Momoyama period (1573–1615). Such process is explained socio-historically through the political relevance of the Bizen daimyo.
ART, 216 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 56 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 34 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 6 MAPS CLOTH, $65.00 (CAN $78.00)

ISBN: 9783496013815
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ISBN: 9783496027430
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Semito-Hamitic
Festschrift for A. B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr
Edited by Gábor Takács
The volume is a collection of contributions by colleagues from Europe and North America to celebrate the 75th jubilee of two outstanding scholars in the domain of Semito-Hamitic (AfroAsiatic) comparative linguistics. They are Professor Aharon B. Dolgopolsky (Haifa) and Professor Herrmann Jungraithmayr (Frankfurt am Main) who have so much in common in their approach to a better reconstruction of Semito-Hamitic. These studies by well-known specialists of Semitic, Berber, Cushitic and Omotic as well as Chadic linguistics are both comparative and descriptive in nature and focus primarily on the lexicon.
ART/AFRICAN STUDIES, 378 PAGES, 7 X 9.6 CLOTH, $99.00 (CAN $119.00)

Weavers of Men and Women
Niuean Weaving and Its Social Implications
Hilke Thode-Arora
Based on a museum survey and on ethnographic fieldwork with weavers originating from the Polynesian island Niue, the author gives a detailed overview of Niuean weaving, past and present. A main focus is on the way in which weaving is intertwined with social structure elements and change processes.
ART/CULTURAL STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 6.7 X 9.5 26 COLOR PHOTOS, 245 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $99.00 (CAN $119.00)

ISBN: 9783496028222
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ISBN: 9783496028109
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Wu Hufan
A Twentieth Century Art Connoisseur in Shanghai
Clarissa von Spee
Wu Hufan was one of the most important experts of Chinese art in the early 20th century. He inscribed famous calligraphy and paintings with art commentaries (colophons). This book presents his biography and a critical discussion of his annotations on art in English language for the first time.
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 348 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 140 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $75.00 (CAN $90.00)

The Christian Catacombs of Rome
History, Decoration, Inscriptions Revised edition
Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai, Fabrizio Bisconti, and Danilo Mazzoleni
This important book presents the most recent scientific research on the Christian catacombs of Rome. In particular, it focuses on their origins and development, their artistic decoration and the inscriptions found there. Three chapters deal with the topography, iconography, and epigraphy of the catacombs, and abundant illustrations document the current state of the catacombs after the extensive restorations of recent years and incorporate the results of the latest excavations.
ARCHITECTURE/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 208 PAGES, 9.8 X 11.4 144 COLOR PHOTOS, 37 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $47.95)

ISBN: 9783496013822
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ISBN: 9783795422127
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Die Ruckkehr der Gotter (The Return of the Gods)
Berlins verborgener Olymp (Berlin’s Hidden Olympus)
Schnell und Steiner
Using printed postcards, this book tells story of various aspects of life in the USSR, beginning with the early years after the 1917 revolution and ending in the 1980s just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. During this broad time span, official Soviet painting formed a unique type of art–—socialist realism. National pride required that each art work be published, and therefore, many paintings were just printed as postcards, sometimes with mini-runs of 100 copies. This stunning collection will give readers an insightful look into the Russian soul, as it celebrates the Soviet Union, the heroism of the Russian people during World War II, and daily life during a crucial and exciting period in history.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 424 PAGES, 9.8 X 13 321 COLOR PHOTOS, 32 B & W PHOTOS HARDCOVER & DVD, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Elisabeth
The Life and Legend of an European Saint: A Visual Voyage
Ulrich Kneise and Jutta Krauss
This volume is an invitation to meet Elisabeth, one of the most extraordinary women of the 13th century. Saint, countess, and the daughter of a king, the pictures in this book illustrate the the life of this remarkable woman and trace the path of her marriage to Ludwig IV who was called the Holy, leading to the source of her devotion to the Franciscan order. Within these pages are preserved the remains of a distant past, and a life that, strange as it may seem to modern eyes, was lived with feeling and pious devotion. The text and pictures of this book invite the reader to greater intimacy with the life of a woman who now seems legendary but once was very real.
BIOGRAPHY/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 6.4 X 6.4 132 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 MAPS SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783795419967
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ISBN: 9783795421137
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Icons and Modern Art
Stefan Brenske
This title explores the little-known influence of Russian icons on modern Western art. The author juxtaposes 21 paintings with great Russian icons and discusses how the icon served as inspiration for a seemingly unrelated work of modern art and how the two contrasting works form a unique, cohesive whole. Whether the artists are of Russian origin such as Kandinsky, Malewitsch, and Poiakoff; whether they come from a Western cultural tradition as do Klee and Fontana; whether they are inspired by spiritual sources as are Mondrian and Tapiès; or even reject all visual influences as do Giacometti and Kiefer, each artist’s work parallels, in some way, an important Russian icon.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 120 PAGES, 9.2 X 12.4 42 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $90.00 (CAN $112.95)

Inlaid Patchwork in Europe from 1500 to the Present
Schnell und Steiner
This is the very first publication to document, introduce, and discuss around 70 inlaid patchworks created from 1500 to the present day. The objects are held by various museums and private collections in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and the U.S. What unites these coverlets and occasionally sizable wall hangings is the method of their creation: a unique manner of fabricating ornate textile images from cut pieces of leftover woolen cloth. The topics addressed by their designs and motifs range from religious and ornamental iconography to episodes in European history. In addition, the catalogue provides a basis for further interdisciplinary research. Culture historians, textile scientists, artists and textile enthusiasts will be fascinated by the socio-historical contexts and extraordinary production technique of these objects, as well as the vibrant imagery they present us with.
ART/DESIGN, 328 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.8 135 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 19 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $89.00 (CAN $107.00)

ISBN: 9783795416805
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCHNELL UND STEINER JULY 2007

ISBN: 9783795422172
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King Ludwig II
Reality and Mystery
H. Rall, M Petzet, and F. Merta
Interest in the life and achievements of King Ludwig II of Bavaria is still alive and well. His personality, both fascinating and disconcerting, has long been hidden behind a veil of myth and legend. This new biography of Bavaria’s most colorful king draws a detailed and fascinating picture of “Mad Ludwig” based on historical sources and demonstrates that quite a few longstanding beliefs about the man are pure fiction. The authors, all of them renowned experts on the subject, have created a book unrivalled in text and pictures. This volume contains a thorough biography, discusses his relationship to the arts, provides a detailed overview of his travels, and extensive documentation of previously unknown photographs.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 192 PAGES, 7 X 9 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 51 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $30.95)

King Ludwig I’s Beauty Gallery
Gerhard Hojer
One of the most fascinating galleries in Schloss Nymphenburg is the gallery of beautiful women, including the notorious Lola Montez, painted by J. K. Stieler for King Ludwig I of Bavaria. For the first time, all 36 pictures of these beautiful women have been reproduced in color. The catalogue includes details pertaining to the history of the individual portraits and their subjects, as well as an introduction dealing with the genre of galleries of beautiful women and an essay about their historical development.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 124 PAGES, 7 X 9 38 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 11 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9783795418823
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ISBN: 9783795414276
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New Glass and Studio Glass
Selected Objects from the Museum of Modern Glass
Clemetine Schack von Wittenau
The famous collection of the Museum of Modern Glass in Veste Coburg is of leading importance worldwide. This publication presents the work of 100 glass artists from around the world, providing information on the different stylistic elements of the objects depicted, as well as the materials from which they were created, and the artistic concepts embodied within each piece. Artist biographies and a comprehensive bibliography make this volume an indispensable dictionary of contemporary glass art.
ART, 248 PAGES, 8.8 X 11.2 104 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $79.00 (CAN $98.95)

Ronchamp
Translated by Katherine Taylor
The French Pilgrimage Church of Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp is not just a destination for pilgrims from around the world, but also for people who are interested in art and architecture. This compact book describes the history of earlier churches that stood on the site, the research and discussions for the new building, the various approaches by Le Corbusier, and the different building phases up to the consecration. The book combines art and spirituality in words and pictures, and gives readers a tour around the church, with special attention paid to architecture, the unique quality of the area’s light, and impressions of the church’s acoustic qualities.
ARCHITECTURE/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 88 PAGES, 4.8 X 7.8 62 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 9 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783795416195
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ISBN: 9783795420505
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Tilman Riemenschneider
Schnell und Steiner
For the first time in more than 25 years, the works of Riemenschneider have been featured in a magnificent double exhibition focusing on his premier masterworks as well as his works exploring the world of faith. This richly illustrated volume presents Riemenschneider at the height of his creative power, and provide a comprehensive view of his life and work. One of the few artists to master both stone and wood, he attracted a wide variety of people to his studio, and the books discuss these artists and their works as well. One of the most important sculptors of the Middle Ages, Riemenschneider and his works are brought back to vivid life in this new, comprehensive survey of his work.
ART, 656 PAGES, 8.8 X 11.6 670 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $130.00 (CAN $162.95)

World Heritage
Hildesheim Cathedral and Treasures
Claudia Hoehl, Michael Brandt, Karl Bernhard Kruse, and Thomas Scharf-Wrede
This richly illustrated book provides insights into the Hildesheim cathedral’s eventful 1200-year history, documenting and elucidating the architecture as well as the building’s unique decorations. It spans the cathedral’s history from the legend of the Hildesheim Rosebush during the early ninth century, to Bishop Bernward’s monumental 11th-century creations, and, finally, to the destruction and reconstruction of the cathedral during the mid-20th century. This book is a striking reflection of the unbroken vitality of the ecclesiastical and artistic traditions on the cathedral hill in Hildesheim.
HISTORY/ARCHITECTURE, 80 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.8 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 23 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783795415631
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ISBN: 9783795420031
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World Heritage Regensburg
A Guide to the History and Art History of the Old Town of Regensburg with Standtamhof
Eugen Trapp
The official World Heritage guide to the history and art of Regensburg in the Middle Ages paints a portrait of Germany’s largest surviving mediaeval metropolis. Again and again, this unique city has been the setting for major events in European history. In 2006, Regensburg’s historic district, on both sides of the river Danube, was added to the UNESCO world heritage list. Eight walking tours present the city’s highlights of art and architecture in their historical context. Beginning with the Roman legionary camp of Castra Regina, the book offers its readers a vivid picture of Regensburg and its growth in the Middle Ages. Dukes and bishops, merchants, craftsmen, and monasteries influenced the city’s development. St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, St. Emmeram’s Abbey and the Stone Bridge—as well as the burghers’ houses—are discussed in their local and international context. Richly illustrated with photographs, two practical general maps, and eight detailed city plans, this book creates a fascinating portrait of almost two thousand years of city history.
ARCHITECTURE/ART, 256 PAGES, 6 X 8.4 165 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 42 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

The Bauhaus Life
Life and Work in the Masters’ Houses Estate in Dessau
Wolfgang Thöhner
This book focuses on the Masters’ Houses Estates and its occupants from 1925 through to the end of renovations in 2002. In addition to its discussion of the architecture and aesthetic of the Bauhaus Style, it also includes brief biographies of all the occupants of the Masters’ Houses Estates. Photographs provide the reader with an in-depth look at the occupants’ work and family life.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 88 PAGES, 8.4 X 8.4 54 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 72 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9783865020741
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEEMANN HENSCHEL JUNE 2004

ISBN: 9783795420802
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCHNELL UND STEINER MAY 2009

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Black =/= Black
Seemann Henschel
The color black has a long tradition in Chinese art and also has a special meaning since a long time as it is in European painting. Black=/=Black presents the results of the intercultural art seminar with Chinese and German students at the Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, Germany and shows the works, that were created in an experiment with black acrylic colors, chalks, watercolors and lacquers.
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 56 PAGES, 8 X 10.5 45 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Henry van de Velde/Interior Design and Decorative Arts
A Catalogue Raisonné in Six Volumes Volume I: Works in Metal
Seemann Henschel
Henry van de Velde is one of the most successful designers and architects of the 20th century and was a pioneer of the Bauhaus. Until now his complex and comprehensive work was only discussed in the fields of architecture and book art. With the catalogue raisonee: Interior Design and Decorative Arts an academic void is now closed. The first volume is dedicated to works in metal and includes jewelry, flatware, and luminary (lighting fixtures). New photographs of the objects are accompanied by designs and historic figures.
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN, 784 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.8 2000 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $198.00 (CAN $247.00)

ISBN: 9783865022196
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEEMANN HENSCHEL OCTOBER 2009

ISBN: 9783865022219
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEEMANN HENSCHEL AUGUST 2009

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Historic Gardens Today
Michael Rhode and Rainer Schomann
For most people, historic parks and gardens are simply a way to relax and enjoy nature. For many municipalities and government organizations, historic parks and gardens are important tourist attractions that provide much needed revenue. But for the men and women who devote their lives to these parks and gardens they are environmentally fragile landscapes in need of protection, nurturing, and the support of government and society. In this book, 47 internationally renowned authors explain the difficulties and rewards of caring for these horticultural treasures.
GARDENING/LITERARY COLLECTIONS, 304 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 110 COLOR PHOTOS, 200 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

Jews in Berlin
Edited by Andreas Nachama, Julius Schoeps, and Hermann Simon
For centuries, Berlin was the center of Jewish life in Germany, and Jewish citizens strongly influenced the city’s cultural and literary life and led the way in the natural sciences. However, after World War I, economic crisis, hyper-inflation, and depression provided rich soil for the growth of an aggressive form of antiSemitism, and ultimately led to the death camps of the Holocaust. This richly illustrated book depicts the history of Jewish life in Berlin, with a last chapter that focuses on new beginnings in the post-Shoah age.
HISTORY/JEWISH STUDIES, 264 PAGES, 7 X 9.5 36 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 244 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783361005785
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ISBN: 9783894874261
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Meissen in Meissen
Second edition
Hans Sonntag
This volume provides not only the sights of the city of Meissen, but also highlights the history of the Meissen porcelain factory with beautiful examples of its fine products.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 128 PAGES, 5.5 X 7.5 CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $15.95)

The Neues Museum Berlin
Conserving, Restoring, Rebuilding Within the World Heritage
Mustertitel
During World War II Berlin’s Neues Museum was almost completely destroyed. Located on the city’s Museum Island, the Neues Museum’s restoration, with its tremendously diverse aesthetic and structural requirements, has become the new gold standard for the preservation of historic monuments. It has been rebuilt under the direction of the world renowned architect David Chipperfield. The grand reopening of this building, (originally designed by Friedrich August Stueler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel) happened in March 2009. This book presents the Neues Museum’s history from its origins under Frederic Wilhelm IV of Prussia, through the various phases of restoration of the ruin immediately after the war, to the modern-day considerations of preservation and modern building technique.
ART/ARCHITECTURE, 208 PAGES, 10 X 12 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $39.80 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9783361005723
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ISBN: 9783865022073
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Picture-Gallery, Old Masters
Masterpieces of Dresden
Harald Marx and Jurgen Karpinski
The Old Masters Collection of the Dresden Picture-Gallery is one of the most important art collections in the world, featuring unique masterworks, such as Raphael’s Sixtine Madonna, Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus, and Titian’s Tribute Money. It provides one of the most important overviews of the works of the old masters, or as Louis Aragon remarked “the reflection of mankind.” The gallery building near the “Zwinger,” designed by Gottfried Semper, acts as an architectural enhancement to the great paintings. Most of works were acquired by August the Strong and his son in the 18th century, and include pieces that date back to the 16th century.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 72 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.2 62 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $30.95)

What of Shoes?
Van Gogh and Art History
Geoffrey Batchen
What you always wanted to know about van Gogh’s shoes, this book discusses art and interpretation. Old and used looking: that’s how the most openly discussed shoes in art history look— a pair of black working boots, painted by Vincent van Gogh in Paris in 1886. Philosophers and art historians alike fight to this day about the meaning of art and the nature of being by means of this painting. This also led to a lively discourse about the meaning of painted old shoes.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 48 PAGES, 6.6 X 9.4 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9783865022189
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEEMANN HENSCHEL AUGUST 2009

ISBN: 9783865020154
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEEMANN HENSCHEL DECEMBER 2006

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Antonin Kratochvil, Persona
Portraits
Michael Persson
As photojournalists go, Antonin Kratochvil has sunk his teeth into his fair share of upheaval and human catastrophes whilst going about his documentation of the time in which he lives. As people go, Kratochvil’s unique style of photography is the product of personal experience, intimate conditioning and not privileged voyeurism.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 192 PAGES, 12.0 X 12.0 CLOTH, $95.00 (CAN $118.95)

Art in Changing Times
Painting & Sculpture in Slovakia 1890–1949
Jan Abelovsk and Katarina Bajcurova
This book is the most comprehensive attempt to survey the history of painting and sculpture in Slovakia in 1890–1949. It presents Slovak modernism as a logical, continuous complex of the endeavors of artists from all cultural backgrounds: Slovak, Hungarian, Czech and Jewish. In 1890, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was still flourishing, in 1949 the communists gained full control over Czechoslovakia. Art in Slovakia was exposed to many changes in this period.
ART/HISTORY, 384 PAGES, 9 X 13 CLOTH, $100.00 (CAN $124.95)

ISBN: 9788072097838
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART SEPTEMBER 2006

ISBN: 9788071454120
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART JULY 2007

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August 1968
Ladislav Bielik
In August 1968, photojournalist Ladislav Bielik documented the end of the Prague Spring at the hands of the Warsaw Pact’s armies. Of the 187 photos he took of that tumultuous time, one of the most famous was of a bare-chested man in front of the occupier’s tank. The image has become one of the best known and most significant pictures of the 20th century. This splendid volume shows most of the shots hidden in the cellar of Bielik’s house from the secret police. His son discovered the photos by chance and organized their transfer to the West where they have been published. This volume also provides a brief history of the reasons for the Prague Spring, and the events that took place after it was brutally crushed by the authorities. This volume documents an exhilarating time in Eastern European history, and its somber, heartbreaking end.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 72 PAGES, 19.2 X 9.6 CLOTH, $79.00 (CAN $98.95)

Dusan Kallay
The Magical World
Ivan Jancar and Fedor Kriska
This volume is a look at Slovac illustrator Dusan Kállay, whose works include Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and who is known for his incredible imagination, monumental creatures, and surreal landscapes.
ART, 360 PAGES, 9.6 X 12 CLOTH, $140.00 (CAN $174.95)

ISBN: 9788071459118
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART JULY 2007

ISBN: 9788080856045
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART MAY 2009

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The Encyclopaedia of the Picture
Ivan Zubal
Written by a renowned art collector, this brilliant introduction to understanding art explains terms such as style, composition, techniques, forgery, and framing without relying on the same old artists and pieces used by all other art books. The idea behind this book’s production is to bring basic knowledge to people who want to be able to go out and acquire a few pictures to hang on the walls of their homes.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 9.5 X 11.9 TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

Franz Kafka and Prague
Karol Kállay
Franz Kafka was born and lies buried in Prague. It was his home for virtually his whole lifetime. This book intends to outline briefly the specific character of Prague as the background and environment of that life.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 76 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9788080850142
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ISBN: 9788072094271
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Impatience
Franz Kafka on Paradise, Sin and Hope
Karol Kállay
“Previously I did not understand why I got no answer to my questions, today I do not understand how I could believe I was capable asking. But I didn’t believe, I only asked.” This photographic essay celebrates the beauty of our planet and asks questions about the road we are taking.
PHOTOGRAPHY/PHILOSOPHY, 128 PAGES, 10.0 X 13.6 CLOTH, $69.00 (CAN $85.95)

In Vino
Jiri Sliva
After centuries of writing about wine, some of it from personages as eminent as Ovid and Goethe, it must seem hardly possible to write anything new and insightful about wine. Over the centuries, even the most clever sentences have turned into clichés, nevertheless, there is something of a ritual in the planting, pressing, barreling, and bottling of wine, and then in opening the bottle, smelling, tasting, and commenting. The shapes of the grapes, barrels, bottles, labels, glasses, decanters and the corkscrew have all provided inspiration, with many pictorial and contextual associations.
COOKING/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 112 PAGES, 8.2 X 8.2 CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9788071458791
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART NOVEMBER 2007

ISBN: 9788072097821
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Jam Session
Jiri Sliva
Music is a beautiful phenomenon, and musical instruments are wonderful artifacts. For some people, they can even be an obsession. Strolling around, the author wonders how pianos get into small rooms, how children in the Canadian wilderness were able to take a violin or piano lesson. He imagines, in a jazz club, how the trombonist might knock someone out in his enthusiasm, or that the piano might bolt away during a wild solo. Back in his studio he starts putting to paper what he had imagined before. The result is striking.
ART/MUSIC, 112 PAGES, 7.8 X 7.8 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 86 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

Jewish Cookery
New edition
Alena Krekulová
In the Jewish tradition, the preparation and consumption of food has profound spiritual dimensions which are not found in any other culture in the world. Jewish dishes come from all over the world and will prove an interesting and tasty addition to the menu, even for readers and cooks who are encountering the world of Jewish cooking for the first time.
COOKING/JEWISH STUDIES, 64 PAGES, 6.4 X 9.6 30 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9788072096213
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SLOVART JULY 2007

ISBN: 9788073910167
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Kosovo
Andrej Ban and Anfdrej Ban
“I am not a war photographer; I am interested in humanistic ethos in particular. I record the impact of difficult life situations on common people and their admirable ability to endure, get up and carry on with their lives. My testimony also represents an accusation of some leaders, Serbian and Albanian. Thousands of people died because of their nationalistic fanaticism and inability to achieve an agreement.” With this personal statement, this book and its content cannot be better described.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 11.25 X 11.25 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $71.00)

Mednyánszky (1852–1919)
A Catalogue Raisonné
Csilla Markója
The Baron Ladislav Mednyánszky, born in the family’s castle of Beckov, undoubtedly was one of the most significant and most inspiriting artists of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy. His life and work not only fascinate by their complexity, mystery, ethos, drama and spiritual power, but also by the strength of his artistic statement. The importance of the painter’s work was early discovered by the interested public and ever since presented in hundreds of significant exhibitions.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 526 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.8 433 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $144.00)

ISBN: 9788080856786
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ISBN: 9788080590925
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Prague Interiors
Radomira Sedlakova
Prague’s architectural history covers 12 centuries of the art of building. Many houses are detailed inside as well as out. Romanesque spaces survive below ground in many Old Town structures, while the ground floors in most cases still follow the Gothic layouts, Renaissance masonry supports the walls and the facades are often in Baroque style. In modern times new style arrived such as Art Nouveau, Cubism, Functionalism.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 96 PAGES, 8.6 X 11.0 CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Arts & Cultures: No 8
Laurence Mattet
Arts & Cultures No 8 is the annual publication of the BarbierMueher museums in Geneva and Barcelona is a must have for every scholar or institution involved in the study or acquisition of primitive art. This important guide provides an overview of major exhibitions and auctions, as well as a summary of recent research in the field of primitive art.
ART, 360 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $48.95)

ISBN: 9782757200704
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ISBN: 9788072093519
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Arts & Cultures: No 9
Laurence Mattet
This is the ninth annual publication of the Barbier-Mueller museums in Geneva and Barcelona. It is a must have for every scholar or institution involved in the study or acquisition of primitive art. This important guide provides an overview of major exhibitions and auctions, as well as a summary of recent research in the field of primitive art.
ART, 340 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $48.95)

Expanding Horizons
Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860–1980
Hiliard T. Goldfarb
This unique book is the catalogue of a traveling exhibition held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It examines American and Canadian landscape painting and photography in an era of great artistic and historical transformation coinciding with the American Civil war, the Canadian Confederation, and the end of World War I. Some 250 of the most famous examples of landscape painting and photography are exhibited: Chase, Eakins, Homer, O’Keefe, Sargent, Coburn, O’Sullivan, Stieglitz, Steichen, and Strand for the American part, and Brymner, Carr, Cullen, Fraser, Gagnon, Harris, Baltzly, Henderson, and Notman have been selected to represent Canada.
ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, 320 PAGES, 9 .75 X 11.5 CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $71.95)

ISBN: 9782757201640
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ISBN: 9782757203071
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Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, 1724–1780
Colin B. Bailey, Kim de Beaumont, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Christophe Leribault, and Pierre Rosenberg
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin never left his native Paris. He studied at the prestigious Royal Academy but failed to win the coveted Prix de Rome. He is often said to have reacted to this disappointment by throwing aside all hopes of a traditional artistic career and hastening out into the thoroughfares of Paris to sketch everything in sight, living an errant, bohemian existence and succumbing increasingly to an obsession with drawing. But despite his personal eccentricities he was employed as an illustrator all his life.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, X TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

Gerry Judah and Gary Hill
Jenny Blyth and Theodore Zeldin
This catalogue brings together the incredible artwork of Gerry Judah and Garry Hill. Hill, exploring the interrelationships between language, image, identity, and the body, thoroughly exploits the capacity of video to offer complex nonlinear narratives. Judah, one of the leading installation artists in the UK, challenges the boundaries between painting and sculpture, and crosses cultural, political, and religious divides. In comparing the latest works of these powerful artists, this unique book offers a fascinating look at the terrifying ability of the human race to destroy itself through war and environmental destruction. A fascinating reflection upon the terrifying ability of the human race to destroy itself through war and intolerance, depicted in the latest works of two of today’s most influential artists.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 60 PAGES, 9.7 X 9.7 24 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9780912114378
CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $74.95)

ISBN: 9782757201107
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ISBN: 9782757201329
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Grand Prix
Photographer Giacomo Bretzel
Since its inception in 1997, the Historical Monaco Grand Prix has firmly established itself as one of the leading events in the world of antique car racing. Designed to celebrate the golden age of automobile manufacturing, this unique race takes place every two years and is held under the auspices of the Automobile Club de Monaco. Only cars manufactured between 1927 and 1967 are allowed to enter. Driven by professionals and amateurs, more than 200 of the world’s most coveted cars (Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Maserati, Bugatti, Lotus) compete on the very same grounds as the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. Renowned photographer Giacomo Bretzel has carefully selected 40 images taken during previous races, each of them conjuring up all the magic, excitement, and glamour of prestige car racing. A unique insight into a legendary race, enhanced by the talent and vision of one of today’s best photographers.
PHOTOGRAPHY/SPORTS, 64 PAGES, 9.6 X 8.4 CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $55.95)

The Collections of the Historial of the Great War
Caroline Fontaine
As a founding event of the 20th century, the Great War needed a great museum. At Pronne, in the French department of the Somme, where men of 25 nationalities fought, the exceptional collections of the Historial of the Great War provide three points of view—French, German, and British—of soldiers and civilians at the front and in the rear who shared a common, shattered destiny. This publication is based on the research of the Historial’s Research Centre and makes full use of their resources, and offers general maps of the conflict as well as rich and varied illustrations. It will lead an interested public to a better general understanding of what the war culture really was.
HISTORY, 224 PAGES, 9.8 X 11.2 TRADE PAPER, $45.00 (CAN $55.95)

ISBN: 9782757202265
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ISBN: 9782757202098
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Houdon at the Louvre
Masterworks of the Enlightenment
Guilhem Scherf
The Louvre is home to the largest collection in the world of sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741–1828). Its range, quality and versatility make this collection a wonderful showcase for the artist’s unique talent, unveiling the many faces of the artist whom Thomas Jefferson described as “far superior to all the other artists of his time.” An iconic figure of the Age of Enlightenment, Houdon was simultaneously the King of France’s official sculptor and a fervent supporter of patriots and artists fighting for freedom and democracy. This book is the official catalogue for the major Houdon retrospective held at Atlanta’s High Museum in 2008. Each piece was photographed from various angles, enabling readers to discover the remarkable human-like quality for which they are renowned.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 9 X 11.5 161 COLOR PHOTOS, 57 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

Human Expressionism
The Human Figure and the Jewish Experience
Eliane Strosberg
For more than 2000 years, Jewish art managed to explore specific themes, while blending with local cultures and aesthetics. At the turn of the 20th century a significant number of Jewish artists were influenced by Western culture whilst remaining faithful to their heritages. This book is dedicated to the various aspects of their artistic endeavors—most notably the representation of the human face, a theme very close to their hearts—that were influenced by their Jewish roots. Their take on this widely explored subject proved highly unusual: they used it to express love and sorrow, but also to fight nihilism. As the twentieth century saw the gradual vanishing of the human face in art and life alike, these Jewish artists kept on celebrating it and created a specific form of expressionism that is regarded by many as an attempt to hang on to whatever was left of humanity in a century that seemed utterly devoid of human values. This volume offers a brilliant re-reading of the representation of the human figure in the light of the Jewish experience, analyzing its appearance in the works of modernists such as Chagall, Freundlich, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Pissarro, Soutine, Zadkine and contemporary artists such as Lucian Freud, Alex Katz and Kitaj.
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 192 PAGES, 10 X 11.6 CLOTH, $55.00 (CAN $68.95)

ISBN: 9781932543247
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ISBN: 9782757201701
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Icons in Gold
Jewelry of India from the Collection of the Musee Barbier-Mueller
Oppi Untracht and Usha R. Bala Krishnan
Celebrates the tradition of Indian jewellery featuring the collection of Indian gold jewels in the Musee Barbie-Mueller.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES/ART, 176 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 120 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Karine Arabian
The Armenians in Fashion 17th–21st Centuries
Sylvie Richoux
Since 2001, Karine Arabian, a third-generation Armenian fashion designer, has been designing accessories under her own name. Her work includes jewelry, shoes and bags, some of which are actually crafted in Armenia. With essays by Florence Müller on Arabian’s brand image, client portraits, and style, this book also includes essays by various specialists describing Armenians in Marseille from 1600 to 1915, Armenians in fashion from 1922 to 2007, and the work of wardrobe master Serguï Paradjanov. Readers will also get to learn about the Armenian families who settled in Marseilles in the 17th century and ran a thriving silk trade, and to examine the community’s vital role in fashion design in France, from the 1930s to today’s fashion leaders such as Alain Mikli, K. Jacques, Stephane Kelian, and Alain Manoukian.
ART/FASHION & APPEARANCE, 152 PAGES, 8.4 X 11.0 SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $34.80 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9782850568916
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ISBN: 9782757200834
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La Villette 1971–1995
A History in Projects
Alain Orlandini
The derelict slaughterhouse of La Villette, located in the then notoriously rough northern Paris, became the unlikely focal point of every major architecture firm in the world when in 1971, the Paris city council decided to finance a major makeover. Recalling the genesis of one of the most ambitious architectural and social challenges in recent history, this book features exclusive interviews with the likes of Christian de Portzamparc and Rem Koolhaas, and offers numerous illustrations. It will please architecture lovers, but also appeal to socially conscious readers interested in learning how a slum became a major cultural venue. A brilliant and unusual essay about architecture at its best, it is also a powerful political statement unafraid to tackle the burning issue of urban wastelands and how to give them a revitalized future.
ARCHITECTURE/ART, 320 PAGES, 10.0 X 11.2 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

The Louvre
The Tale of a Palace
Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
The meaning of the word “Louvre” remains mysterious, with no clear explanation of its origins. Today it is closely associated with one of the most prestigious museums in the world, and enjoys a fame that somehow overshadows the tumultuous path that led to the contemporary institution as we know it. This book tells the tale of the eight centuries that shaped the monumental royal palace, from its beginnings as a medieval fortress to the “Great Louvre” known worldwide today, and provides the reader with an in-depth visual and historical depiction of its various incarnations. A breathtaking saga, glamorous and dramatic, that reads like a novel, the story of the Louvre offers unique insights into the history of France and Europe.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 192 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9782757201770
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ISBN: 9782850566806
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Perfume
A Global History
Jean-Bernard Pouy
Perfume is not an ordinary good, it is at once a symbol of eroticism and seduction or a tool used to cleanse and purify. This book is tipped to become the reference in the field, offering a synthesis of everything known upon perfume-making and cosmetics. It is written by some 60 world-renowned specialists from all walks of life. A very thorough structure encompasses all areas and civilizations. It is organized according to a Western chronology (antiquity, middle ages, modern, and contemporary ages) and divided into five sections, one for each continent.
HEALTH/HISTORY, 296 PAGES, 8.8 X 12.0 CLOTH, $70.00 (CAN $87.95)

Queens of Egypt
From Hetepheres to Cleopatra
Christine Ziegler
Celebrated in literature and Hollywood movies, the lives of the Ancient Egyptian queens have become synonymous with power, beauty, and glory. Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Nefertari, and Hatchepsut are as well known today as they were in life. As the wives, mothers, or daughters of pharaohs, their influence on three thousand years of ancient Egyptian history is indisputable. This book offers a unique and heretofore unexplored insight into the key role they played and unveils the true nature of their political and spiritual influence, which was very different from the clichéd portrayals most readers are familiar with. Some of the questions answered in this book include: What was the real status of the Egyptian queens? What was the status of second wives and concubines? What was their role in religious celebrations? What was their beauty regime?
ART/HISTORY, 480 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 CLOTH, $89.00 (CAN $110.95)

ISBN: 9782757201077
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ISBN: 9782757201909
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Roger Tallibert
Constructions 1
Alain Orlandini
The first volume of a series of books dedicated to architect Roger Taillibert, this superbly illustrated monograph recalls the many different aspects of his work. During a career that spans over four decades and features major achievements such as the Montreal Olympic complex or the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, he proved a visionary who explored and redefined the very notion of large-scale volumes and stood unafraid to stir controversy by using thin shells, moveable textile roofs and prefabricated elements. It is a must-read for all architecture lovers.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 212 PAGES, 9.8 X 11.4 162 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $62.95)

The Tradesmen and Farmers of Yiddishland
Emmanuelle Pollack
This fascinating collection of photographs documents a relatively unknown episode of Jewish history in Eastern Europe. The 1920s and 1930s saw the creation and development of “Jewish agricultural colonies” in the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Romania. The aim was to “normalize” Jews by teaching them “productive” professional skills. These recently discovered photographs offer a unique and moving insight into the Jewish experience in central and Eastern Europe before the Second World War.
PHOTOGRAPHY/JEWISH STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 10 X 11.2 60 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9782850569500
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ISBN: 9782850568626
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Cowlection
Gerard Van Os
Many people who travel to exotic places take pride in bringing home beautiful works of art from the lands they have visited, and these works sometimes form the basis of fabulous art collections. This art collection came about in a totally different way: it came about when a furniture rental company began, almost on a whim, collecting works of art that featured cattle. Whether it was a cow, or an ox, or a bull didn’t matter, as long as it was bovine, or could be seen as bovine. The result is a collection that covers a vast array of objects that celebrate and honor an animal that has played an important role in human history and human health and well-being. This unique book takes a humorous look at cows and their world.
ART, 320 PAGES, 7.0 X 9.2 CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Lost Angels
Alfredo Falvo
This book is an unflinching, but moving picture of the lost street people who live in a glamorous city: Skid Row in Los Angeles. Alfredo Falvo originally came to Los Angeles to take photographs of rich people in Hollywood. People who had Picassos on their walls and toilets of solid marble. But when Alfredo accidentally wandered across Skid Row, it made an indelible impression on his heart and mind. He stayed on Skid Row for four months and got to know the streets, the people, the smells, and the stories. His photographs tell a story the reader will never forget. And Los Angeles will never look the same. This unique book shows a part of Los Angeles which should not exist in a country of such immense wealth, and yet it does. It is also a declaration of love for a forgotten people.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 136 PAGES, 11.4 X 11.4 CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9789080866638
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ISBN: 9789077207147
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Tom Liekens: Souvenirs Exotiques
Tom Liekens
This is the first book by promising young painter Tom Liekens. He belongs to the post-conceptual and postpictorial generation of artists for whom painting’s previous naturalness is totally alien. He takes a very personal position on contemporary contact with the historical medium of painting. This he does by linking an expressionistic language to certain motifs, most of which are accidental discoveries: fossils or skeletons of prehistoric animals, giant flowers, subtropical swimming pools. Through his art, he speaks about the conservation of what in real life has been lost for ever. This book exposes the reader to the somewhat psychedelic pictures of a painter influenced by expressionism on his way to a personal style.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 124 PAGES, 11.5 X 11.5 52 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Tuymans
Otto Tolnai and Olga Stanislawska Translated by George Szirtes
This book has been published to mark the occasion of Luc Tuymans’ retrospective in Hungary and Poland. Since this is the artist’s debut in Eastern Europe, six renowned authors were invited to comment on his art. A writer’s perspective will always be more uninhibited than an art historian’s. The authors were given complete liberty to decide what to reflect on: an image, Tuymans’ activity as a painter, or some other aspect of his personality. This unusual approach has resulted in essays covering a wide variety of subjects: from the painter’s personality and the life of an artist, to the style of his pictures and the themes of his images.
ART, 100 PAGES, 6.8 X 6.8 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $30.95)

Architecture Tomorrow
Francio Rambert
What will the cities of tomorrow look like? What shape will future landscape take? What new visions will overthrow the bloblike buildings that are so common, and commonplace, in modern architecture? This tome tries to suggest some the answers by presenting contemporary buildings designed with an eye towards the future. Intended for work, play, residence or business, these structures can be found in the city and in open landscapes. Cutting-edge studios, such as Niemeyer, Archigram, Frank Gehry, Fuksas, Shigeru Ban, Herzog & De Meuron, or FOA, all leaders in the field of architecture, have contributed to this forward-looking volume.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY 256 PAGES, 10 X 11.6 235 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $55.00 (CAN $68.95)

ISBN: 9789077207185
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ISBN: 9782879392868
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ISBN: 9789077207116
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Kharaktêr Books
Anne Sol and Willy Cabourdin
These publications are compiled similarly to a traveler’s scrapbook and they are essential reminders to all who have been traveling or only encourage the desire to travel may it be either the historical, architectural and religious aspects, or travel to discover the world. The photographs and illustrations convey the reality of everyday life without any pretension but have been put together as a travelogue which each and everyone one of us could have compiled. Local authenticity, the visitor’s point of view, colors and more colors, curious tourists, experienced travellers, and above all passionately original photographers, creators of ambience, visual artists!

Africa (Kharakter)
ART/AFRICAN STUDIES, 208 PAGES, 6.4 X 8 100 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

India (Kharakter)
HISTORY/ART, 208 PAGES, 6.4 X 8 100 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

ISBN: 9782879393087
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ISBN: 9782879393070
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China (Kharakter)
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 208 PAGES, 6.4 X 8 100 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

Morocco (Kharaktêr)
ART/TRAVEL, 208 PAGES, 6.4 X 8 100 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

ISBN: 9782879393063
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ISBN: 9782879393247
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smART Collection
Terrail’s smART Collection offers an innovative take on the long and venerable series of art book collections. These volumes are not the usual massive picture books, nor are they cumbersome, hard-to-read art volumes. The small format, combined with numerous pictures and chapters profiling particular artists or art periods, make these books a handsome foundation for a serious art book library.

Art and Craft in Africa
Art: smART
Laure Meyer
This book pays tribute to the steadily increasing interest in African artistic expressions. The symbolic and spiritual aspects of African objects and their use form the great deal of the present volume. This book is a guide to decoding symbols and discovering their meaning.
ART/AFRICAN STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

Gustave Courbet
Art: smART
Manuel Jover
Best known as an innovator in Realism, Courbet was a painter of figurative compositions, landscapes and seascapes. He also worked with social issues, and addressed peasantry and the grave working conditions of the poor. His work belonged neither to the predominant Romantic nor Neoclassical schools. Courbet believed the Realist artist’s mission was the pursuit of truth.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

Rodin
Art: smART
Dominique Jarassé
At the end of the 19th century the art and essence of sculpture was revived through the work of one man: Auguste Rodin. His unique contribution to world sculpture came about through his ability to express movement, the emphasis he placed on form, and his superb modelling, which supplanted the mere copying of nature that prevailed at the time. With the Gates of Hell and its associated works, the Burghers of Calais, The Kiss, and Victor Hugo, or with even more modest works such as simple hands or busts, Rodin was laying the foundations of modern sculpture.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

ISBN: 9782879393377
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ISBN: 9782879393353
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ISBN: 9782879393186
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smART Collection, continued

Ingres
Art: smART
Manuel Jover
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

Orientalism
Art: smART
Christine Peltre
ART/ASIAN STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

Vermeer
Art: smART
Pierre Cabanne
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 256 PAGES, 6.8 X 8.8 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $23.50 (CAN $26.50)

ISBN: 9782879392899
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BRT Architekten
Office Buildings
The Plan Editions
This monograph is a tribute to Hadi Teherani’s architecture. For Teherani, the architect’s creativity is not just a matter of volume, from material but also of defining function and using technology mindful of the long history of building, the economic stakes and the specific construction constraints. He brings together artistic flair, designer competence, and entrepreneurial acumen. Like few other world figures, Hadi Teherani embodies the ArchitectDemiurge, able to tackle the specific without losing sight of the whole, embracing, as the Bauhaus architects put it, everything “from a spoon to a city.”
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 412 PAGES, 12.4 X 12.4 CLOTH, $99.95 (CAN $124.95)

Gold Medal for Italian Architecture
1998–2003
Luca Molinari
Compiled in close cooperation with La Triennale di Milano, this volume presents 44 projects constructed in Italy between 1995 and 2003. The different structures are clearly described with plans, photographs, and text. The works range from public spaces and buildings, to industrial parks and private houses. The categories are Best Work, First Work, Public Client, and Private Client as well as special mentions for Residential, Educational, Sports and other subjects. This book gives a complete overview of outstanding award winning Italian architecture.
ARCHITECTURE/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.7 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9788885980457
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Horizon series

Horizon Austria
Martin Siepmann and Marion Voigt
With lofty parks and deep valleys, sparkling lakes and lush mountain pastures, the beauty of the Alps is as good a reason to visit Austria as its many fantastic architectural masterpieces and the vibrant culture of its various festivals. In the pages of this book, readers will discover a country fabled for its peaceful mountain villages, humming metropolises, medieval castles, and baroque monasteries, as well as a culture renowned for its artistic achievements, including Viennese Art Nouveau and the colorful creations of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. ISBN: 9783800315987
JULY 2007

Horizon Germany
Sebastian Wagner
From the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein to modern Berlin, from the wild North Sea to the snowy Alps, from the romantic Rhine river to high-tech industries poised to set the pace for a new century, Germany is a country with one foot in the past and the other boldly stepping into the future. Once a divided nation, Germany now sits united at the heart of Europe, ready to take its place as a driving force in the European Union. This volume invites the reader to come and see how a nation with an historic past looks toward the future with hope and determination. ISBN: 9783800315673
JULY 2007

Horizon Berlin
Jürgen Henkelmann and Volker Oesterreich
This brilliant volume depicts the city of Berlin as a place of neverending discovery. With gorgeous full-color photography, this book explores Berlin’s many historical attractions, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, the city’s unique complex of museums, and much more. Readers interested in modern Berlin will also find much to enjoy, including the latest in architecture and the vibrant life that abounds in Berlin’s city streets. In addition, this comprehensive new book also covers the neighboring city of Potsdam and its glorious palaces as well as the colorful and diverse countryside. ISBN: 9783800316175
JUNE 2004

Horizon Switzerland
Roland Gerth, Judith Arlt, and Wolfgang Arlt
This small nation of deep valleys and majestic peaks has its very own brand of cosmopolitan flair in the bustling lakeside cities of Zurch and Geneva. Idyllic Alpine villages, the Mediterranean climes of Ticino and the fabled Matterhorn make the Swiss Confederation unique among the nations of the world. This volume captures the world of the Swiss with their traditions, history, and spectacular scenery. ISBN: 9783800315697
JULY 2007 TRAVEL/PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 9.6 X 12.0 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $43.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA VERLAGSHAUS WURZBURG

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Journey Through series
One of the most renowned travel series in the world, these acclaimed, award-winning titles feature Europe’s most magical destinations as seen through the lenses of photographers who have devoted themselves to photographing the countries and cities depicted in these books. The volumes in this collection, Europe’s most successful high-end travel series, are all distinguished by outstanding photography, the highest quality printing, and informative, interesting text. Tourists and armchair travelers alike are sure to love this series!

Journey Through Bavaria
Ernst-Otto Luthardt and Martin Siepmann
ISBN: 9783800316106 JULY 2007

Journey Through Germany
Verlagshaus Wurzburg
ISBN: 9783800309740 JULY 2007

Journey Through Berlin
Ernst-Otto Luthardt and Jurgen Henkelmann Photographs by Jürgen Henkelmann and Volker Oesterreich
ISBN: 9783800315529 JULY 2007

Journey Through Iceland
Ernst-Otto Luthardt Photographs by Max Galli
ISBN: 9783800316090 JULY 2007

Journey Through Denmark
Richard Ilg Photographs by Tina Herzig and Horst Herzig
ISBN: 9783800316007 JULY 2007

Journey Through Munich
Martin Siepmann and Christine Metzger
218 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9783800316229 JANUARY 2004
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Journey Through series, continued

Journey Through Sweden
Max Galli and Ulrike Ratay
124 PAGES

Journey Through the Black Forest
M. Schulte-Kellinghaus, E. Spiegelhalter, and A. Meisen
128 PAGES

ISBN: 9783800315888 AUGUST 2007

Journey Through Switzerland
Robert Gerth, Otto Merki, Marion Voigt
124 PAGES

ISBN: 9783800316298 JULY 2007

Journey Through Vienna
János Kalmár, Janos Kalamar, and Dodo Kresse
ISBN: 9783800315994 JULY 2007

ISBN: 9783800309771 SEPTEMBER 2002

Journey Through the Allgau
K. Lindner and Martin Siepmann
128 PAGES

ISBN: 9783800316649 APRIL 2005

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Interiors with Edra
Christina Morozzi
EDRA is one of the leading firms for modern avant-garde furniture and state of the art interior design in Italy. This volume explores their most sophisticated and trend-setting pieces from the last few years. Offering an in-depth view of the homes of world-famous VIPs, this volume shows off individual pieces of contemporary Italian design, as well as the complete settings in which the pieces are located.
DESIGN/EUROPEAN STUDIES 224 PAGES, 10.8 X 11.2 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Mario Cucinella, Works at MCA
Buildings and Projects
The Plan Editions
Mario Cucinella is one of the new-generation, highly regarded architects, and the 21 projects chosen for this monograph on his work and firm, MCA Architects, include all his completed works, those under construction and a selection of ongoing projects. His work stands out for both its quantity and quality. By presenting Cucinella’s projects as a work-in-progress rather than a list of individual buildings, the book highlights his experimental approach and focuses on the technical features of his architecture.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 408 PAGES, 8.6 X 10 CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

ISBN: 9788885980471
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ISBN: 9788885980419
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Oval
The Speed Skating Arena at Torino
Nicola Leonardi Edited by Karen Wilkin
This monograph is dedicated to the Oval, the speed skating arena at Lingotto in Turin, Italy. Along with the Hockey 1 Palasport, a 100 million Euro venture by Arata Isozaki and Pier Paolo Maggiora, and the refurbishment of Franco Levi’s original 1961 Palavela, the Oval stands as one of the “chefs-d’oeuvre” of the Turin Winter Olympics. It was designed by Alessandro and Pino Zoppini, specialists in sports and recreational architecture, and one of the largest and most important architecture and engineering firms on the international scene, with bases in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
ARCHITECTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY, 84 PAGES, 10.8 X 11.2 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Budapest 1900–2000
Vince Kiado, Klösz György, and Lugosi Lugo László
This book documents the city of Budapest through the eyes of two photographers who lived and worked 100 years apart from each other. Klösz György recorded the streets and life of Budapest during the last third of the 19th century. One hundred years later, Lugosi Lugo László followed in his footsteps, recording the same streets and sights. The differences and similarities make for a fascinating walk through time.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 168 PAGES, 6.2 X 6.2 CLOTH, $18.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9789639323209
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ISBN: 9788885980488
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Budapest Jewish
Tamás Raj and Lugosi Lugo László
One of the most powerful forces transforming Budapest at the time of its 1896 millennial celebrations was its vibrant and assimilated Jewish population. Lugo’s beautiful and moving photographs immortalize the remains of Jewish culture in Budapest in the wake of the Holocaust and half a century of Communist rule.
PHOTOGRAPHY/JEWISH STUDIES, 168 PAGES, 6.2 X 6.2 CLOTH, $18.95 (CAN $23.95)

Fateless
A Book of the Film
József Marx
The movie Fateless is the story of a 12-year-old Jewish boy from Budapest who survives life in a succession of horrific concentration camps until he is finally liberated by the Americans. The original novel is by Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész, who also wrote the screenplay. The soul-stirring movie was directed by Oscar nominee Lajos Koltai. This extraordinary volume is not just another “making of” book, it is the story of Imre Kertész, it is Lajos Koltai’s story, it is the story of ‘Fateless’.
FILM/JEWISH STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 8 X 10 173 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9789639323681
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Bernar Venet
Order and Chance
Walter Smerling
The huge steel sculptures of the French sculptor Bernar Venet (born 1941) seem both monumental and at the same time filigree. Mathematical questions serve as the foundations of Venet’s art that is conceptual in origin. Since the 1980s, it is the line with which he addresses the phenomena of time, space and movement that has occupied him. Whether as straight line, angle, segment of a circle or (indeterminate line), the hardness and heaviness of the material is transformed into an astounding softness and lightness every time.
ART, 84 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 SOFTCOVER WITH DOUBLE FLAPS, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

Centre for International Light Art Unna
Martina Sehlke
The Centre for International Light Art in Unna, opened in 2001, is the first and only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to lighting installations. This book documents the Centre’s valuable collection of works by international artists as well as the exhibitions to date. Ten of the world’s most renowned creators of lighting installations exhibit works specifically developed for the vaulted cellar of the museum, which is housed in a old brewery. The labyrinthine corridors, cooling rooms and fermentation vats of the former brewery measure more than 24,000 square feet. This underground museum is recognized from outside by a towering chimney featuring Mario Merz’s fascinating neon installation Fibonacci-Row. The present title is a comprehensive and detailed work that examines existing artistic lighting installations and how they are planned and conceived.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 152 PAGES, 8.6 X 11 45 COLOR PHOTOS, 7 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

ISBN: 9783879099405
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ISBN: 9783879098545
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Christian Schad
Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I: Paintings
Mustertitel and Christian Schad
Sometimes unflinchingly realistic, Christian Schad’s famous portraits mirror society during the “Golden Twenties.” The radical and unique character of his images of artists, leading citizens, aristocrats, and other cultural figures continue to have an influence on a diverse range of realistic tendencies in art to this very day. Schad’s oeuvre is characterized by constant experimentation, an ongoing dialogue with artistic tradition, and innovation. In Switzerland, where he fled to avoid military service in 1915, he joined the Dada Movement. Working in this avant-garde context, he began to create his Schadographs (photographs on light sensitive paper, made without a camera or a lens), which were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1937 and have contributed considerably—along with his portraits—to his fame. His first paintings in the Neue Sachlichkeit style were created in Italy in 1923. After returning to Germany, Schad painted numerous highly realistic portraits during the 1940s and began to devote himself to expressive painting. In the early 1960s, he turned to Magical Realism and resumed work on his photograms. This catalogue raisonné, published by the Christian-Schad-Stiftung Aschaffenburg (CSSA), is based on an initial collection of materials assembled by the artist’s widow, Bettina Schad (1921–2002). After extensive research, the art historian Dr. Thomas Ratzka has produced this volume on Christian Schad’s painting. It is the first of four planned volumes of a catalogue raisonné to be published in German and English.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 368 PAGES, 10.2 X 12.8 289 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 106 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $99.00 (CAN $123.95)

Christian Schad - Retrospective
Retrospective
Anna Auer, Michael Fuhr, Thomas Ratzka, and Thomas Richter
Christian Schad’s (1894–1982) cool, vibrant portraits, with their immaculate surface and expressive eyes functioning as a mirror to the soul, soon became icons of the 1920s. In addition to its focus on those world famous key works of his that represent the artist’s decisive contribution to the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, this publication also presents his early work, which was influenced by Cubism and Dadaism, and the abstract tendencies of the work he produced during the 1950s. His later works demonstrate that even at an advanced age he took joy in experimentation, doing brilliant work in a great variety of media and repeatedly exploring new frontiers, for example in his wellknown and influential “Schadographs” and rare Formica pieces. A comparison with more recent exponents of realism has helped to stimulate a new evaluation of his often under-appreciated later works. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag: January–October 2009.
ART, 304 PAGES, 9.0 X 11.6 TRADE PAPER, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

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Christoph Loos
Nanna-Paradox
Gabriele Uelsberg and Gabriele Holthuis
Christoph Loos has become known in recent years for his radical and completely new approach to the woodcut. His works, which are sometimes executed in monumental formats, astound viewers with their conceptual clarity and their extremely sensual quality. In his hands, the tree is a metaphor for memory and the passage of time, which allows his audience to experience the duality of outer casing and core, inside and outside, life and death. After the tree trunks have been opened, actors enter into a short-lived and unusual union with the trees by putting their heads or arms into these openings. This title presents a new approach to the woodcut and an astonishing way of looking at the partnership between nature and art.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 148 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.4 39 COLOR PHOTOS, 190 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Claus Bury
Manfred Fath, Sabine Fehlemann and Ulrich Schneider
Born in 1946, Claus Bury is one of the most important artists currently creating architectural sculptures. His large-scale works, designed for viewers to examine from all sides, are conceived with urban and scenic spaces in mind. In addition to his sculptures, for more than 20 years he has worked as an architecture photographer. During his frequent travels through Europe, the U.S., or Egypt he has absorbed influences from these very different cultures. Temples, pyramids, bridges, and artfully piled-up haystacks have all inspired his work. This book documents the photographic and sculptural work of Claus Bury and gives a penetrating insight into his creative and working methods. It is the first comprehensive monograph of and about Claus Bury and his astonishing sculptures.
ART/ARCHITECTURE, 224 PAGES, 12.2 X 9.8 162 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

ISBN: 9783879098910
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Darwin
Art and the Search for Origins
Edited by Pamela Kort and Max Hollein
The year 2009 was a double jubilee for Charles Darwin (1809–1882). The world celebrated his 200th birthday as well as the 150th anniversary of the first edition of his revolutionary work On the Origin of Species. Darwin’s book turned the science of biology upside down and sparked furious debate among scientists all over the world. This fascinating volume documents for the first time the influence of Darwinism on the fine arts. The famous Frankfurt museum Schirn presents 150 paintings, drawings, and lithographs, as well as rare and exceptional documents. The exhibition covers the period from 1859 to the mid-20th century and includes works by Frederic Church, František Kupka, Odilon Redon, George Frederic Watts, Arnold Böcklin, Max Ernst, and many more.
ART/SCIENCE, 352 PAGES, 9.2 X 12 150 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $49.80 (CAN $59.95)

Doing It My Way
Perspectives on Belgian Art
Walter Smerling
Showcasing Belgium’s vibrant and diverse art scene, this book presents both young contemporary and established leading artists in a representative cross-section spanning successive generations. The book presents the work of 16 contemporary Belgian artists and encompasses painting, sculpture and video. It juxtaposes groundbreaking and established, internationally acclaimed works with those of rising, contemporary young artists who have yet to be discovered. Rather than adhering to a prescribed complex of themes, this book highlights the characteristic motifs and associations running like a common thread through the artists’ works: emptiness and absence, a bleak environment, dark and mysterious spaces, and the blurring of boundaries between the absurd and the real. Religiosity, flights of fantasy and morbidity are all recurrent themes featured in these works.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 104 PAGES, 9.6 X 11.6 TRADE PAPER, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9783879099733
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Enrique Martínez Celaya, 1992–2000
David Minnery
Enrique Martínez Celaya’s paintings, sculptures, photographs, and poetry show his consistent interest in the gray area between experience and its representation, as well as the relationship between fragmentation and wholeness. He has examined the nature of the art objects he presents, as well as the possibilities of visual media and the limitations—perhaps inadequacy—of representation itself. In his installations, using objects and words of profound beauty and elegance, he has explored notions of symbolism, hermeticism, displacement, fragmentation, time, remembrance, morality and identity. This book includes essays and interviews from distinguished curators and art historians, and provides an opportunity for a deeper examination and understanding of a highly regarded artist.
ART, 284 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.0 CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

Heinz-Gunter Prager, Tiefoben
Tiefoben
Burkhard Leismann and Burkhard Leismann
Collecting, keeping, and exhibiting—the components of the museum work can also describe the latest group of works by sculptor Heinz-Günther Prager (born 1944). This volume, rather a piece of art than an exhibition catalogue, presents Prager’s work of the last 10 years—sculptures, drawings, and graphics— against the background of his workplace and the “pin-boards.” These tableaus on the walls of the atelier contain found objects (photos, newspaper clippings, sketches of ideas) and develop an encyclopedia of private, cultural-historical, and cosmic references that Prager bases his work on; an intellectually creative input that reflects the older works as well as it provides stimulation for new creations.
ART, 176 PAGES, 7.6 X 10 CLOTH, $55.00 (CAN $68.95)

ISBN: 9783879099245
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Jacobus Kloppenburg
The Artchive for the Future
Patrick Healy
Jacobus Kloppenburg, a native of Amsterdam, reflects the ideal of the homo universalis as an artist, designer, and musician, as a man of many talents and profound learning. As a friend of Joseph Beuys’s, his works are found at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, but perhaps the greatest attention must be turned to his “Artchive for the Future Trashthethical Litterarture” project. This completely unique archive was located in Kloppenburg’s Amsterdam studio. Over the course of several decades it grew into a Gesamtkunstwerk of fascinating proportions. Despite massive protests, this bizarre construction made up of objects trouvés, furniture and images became the victim of renovation measures in the late 1990s. With this publication, important documents on the contemporary development of a highly unusual artist have been preserved and made available to the public. They also witness the conflict with the city of Amsterdam and show a cross section of his work ranging from his early paintings through photo collages all the way to the rooms he created.
ART, 413 PAGES, 12.8 X 9.4 CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $149.95)

Johannes Doerflinger
Tools of Invention
Siegfried Gohr
This look into Johannes Doerflinger’s inventory of his artistic sources from newspapers and magazines offers an insight into the methods he uses for his tools of invention. By finding, quoting, and reinventing, the artist creates his artistic cosmos, where everything is connected. In building his works Doerflinger uses countless creative techniques. In addition to his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, he photographs Polaroid pictures, paints over them, and then photographs them again. “Searching for dissimilar similarity the resulting objects surprise me,” Doerflinger says. His artistic theme is metamorphosis, the steady change and reshaping of all things.
ART, 100 PAGES, 8.6 X 9.4 CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783879098132
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Martin Engelmann
Werkverzeichnis Der Druckgraphik
Lothar Romain and C. Mueller
The graphic work of Martin Engelmann (1924–1992) is notable for its great technical variety and high artistic quality. Comprising more than 200 works, many of them shown for the first time in this book, these graphic works take an important place in the complete ouevre of Martin Engelmann alongside his lithographs, woodcuts, etchings and aquatints. Reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Brueghel, and the surrealists, these works nevertheless maintain their own distinct niche in the art of their time. Although there are chimeras and ghosts in his early works, Engelmann’s later works draw on nature as source of inspiration.
ART, 127 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.8 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Martin Engelmann
Paintings 1958–1992
Wienand Verlag
Martin Engelman’s (1924–1992) artistic career began in Paris at the end of the 1950s. Through international exhibitions, participation in documenta III and a DAAD grant, his path led to Germany where he held a professorship for free painting in Berlin. Engelman’s expressive language of forms, his multilayered imagery and bold colorfulness are present in all periods of his oeuvre. His early work reveals an affinity to the CoBra movement: mythical creatures and figures between human and animal populate these images. In the later works, nature takes on increasing significance as a source of inspiration.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 156 PAGES, 9.2 X 11.6 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9783879099207
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ISBN: 9783879096787
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Photocontact, Benjamin Katz: Georg Baselitz
Heinrich Heil
As a photographer, Benjamin Katz has played an essential role in giving artists a familiar face: for roughly 30 years he has been making portraits of prominent artists. Wherever art is to be found, there he is, his camera unobtrusive, but always at the center of activity. No other photographer has ever been so close to the creation of art in Germany. He is particularly close to Georg Baselitz, with whom he has maintained a friendship since 1957. Innumerable photographs of this artist can be found in Katz’s archive, and a representative selection of them are featured in this elegantly designed book. They include a number of unique portraits which allow the viewer to gain a rare insight into the work and personality of Georg Baselitz. This book is a striking study of a long lasting and intensive artistic friendship, which profoundly influenced the works of both artists.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 76 PAGES, 6.2 X 8.8 54 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

Plexiglas
Material in Architecture and Design
Kai Buchholz
Polymethylmethacrylate, known under the brand name Plexiglas, is one of the major developments of the 20th century—a material with such multi-faceted uses that it would be hard to imagine life without it. On the market since 1933, Plexiglas not only became indispensable in the construction of cars and airplanes but was also used in architecture and design. In the 1950s, the material became popular: jukeboxes, illuminated advertising, organically shaped dishes, eccentric handbags and angular furniture announce the triumphal march of the synthetic material. Today, the design possibilities are more wide ranging than ever and the material is popular with contemporary designers.
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN, 152 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.4 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9783879099252
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ISBN: 9783879098422
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The Present Out of the Past Millennia
Contemporary Art from Egypt
Karin Adrian von Roques and Dieter Ronte
Egypt: with this country we associate ideas of art with more than 4,000-year-long history—the beautiful Neferttiti, the treasures of Tutankhamun, and the pyramids in the Valley of the Kings. Much of the intellectual structure of Europe has its roots in the large country on the Nile. What is lacking is only the present and thus contemporary art. This book shows 13 positions of artistic individuals who have found a very contemporary language who work in all media and act on an international level. Texts by scholars and artists document the intensive, often controversial discussion in an art scene that moves between the contrasting contexts of the Occident and the Orient.
ART/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 9.4 X 11.2 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

Rafa Forteza
Frank Henseleit
Looking at contemporary Spanish art, one cannot fail to discover the majorcan artist Rafa Forteza (born 1955). His diverse oeuvre includes painting and sculpture. His graphic work, which was in part realized in the workshops of Joan Miró and Tristan Barbara, enjoys an international standing. In an expressive style, Forteza creates a haunting world of images that alternates between abstraction and figuration, between reality and concept, and that speculates and manifests.
ART, 128 PAGES, 9.6 X 12.6 CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $73.95)

ISBN: 9783879099184
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ISBN: 9783879099382
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Roland Fisher
Roland Fischer Edited by Joachim Kaak
Photographer Roland Fischer’s work focuses on people and architecture. His primary goal is not the reflection of reality, but the exploration of the differences between image and reality. In the series “Nuns and Monks” his attention to the habits worn by religious orders reduces the images to areas of black and white, thus allowing his subjects to be portrayed in a more penetrating manner. Fischer’s most recent work features Chinese collective portraits. Each consists of 450 individual portraits of students, steel workers, farmers or soldiers, collected in large format tableaux. They pose questions concerning individuality and society, context and subjectivity, freedom and self-determination.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 92 PAGES, 9.8 X 12.2 44 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $61.95)

Rom. Photographic Diary
Christoph Brech
After completing his studies at the Akademie der Künste in Munich, Christoph Brech (born 1964) made a name for himself with videos and room installations. The starting points for Brech’s works are observations of seeming irregularities, which he then captures in striking, timeless images. With his photographic work “diario romano,” created during his stay at the Villa Massimo in 2006, he explores the long tradition of “Roman Diaries” in his own unique style. He illustrates each day of his stay in Rome with one photo that captures an everyday scene in a humorous and imaginative, and sometimes contemplative, manner. Thus, in 330 images, his personal memories are combined with unusual insights into the Eternal City of today. This volume features an introduction by Arnold Nesselrath, director of the department of Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance art at the Vatican Museums.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART, 360 PAGES, 10.4 X 12.8 CLOTH, $75.00 (CAN $93.95)

ISBN: 9783879098262
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ISBN: 9783879099566
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG MAY 2009

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Sovak
Hans-Peter Riese
Fine lines and structures form a dense network on the surface of an image, sometimes emerging as geometric forms and bodies. This fascination with hidden grids and structures can be found throughout Pravoslav Sovak’s oeuvre. One thematic focus in particular is the city. While Sovak tended to present this motif in his early works in lonely street scenes, in his later work he displays an interest in broader cityscapes, especially in American skyscrapers as structural formations. Another important series can be seen in his museum images. They depict museum-like interiors with people in front of works that were important to the artist. As a contemporary of artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Mario Maerz and Antoni Tàpies, he was influenced by the ideas of Minimal and Pop Art. The fact that he is—quite unjustifiably—less well known is due to his personal reservations to the commercialization of his art. This publication pays homage to the drawings of an artist who made an important contribution to graphic art in the second half of the 20th century.
ART, 344 PAGES, 11.0 X 12.6 CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $149.95)

Victor Kraus
Early Rooms - New Land
Burkhard Leismann
For more than two decades, the Munich artist Victor Kraus (born 1954) has plumbed the possibilities of a type of painting that, on the one hand, consciously explores subjects and quality of classical modern art, yet at the same time, in dealing with its means with the greatest possible freedom, reflects the issues in the painterly discussion of the current era. Thus, the act of painting and the delight in the painterly are central to his practice. His still lifes, interiors, and landscapes of recent years illuminate the mystery behind the customary. The volume brings together paintings, water colors and works on paper from 1997 to 2007.
ART, 128 PAGES, 8.4 X 10.4 CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9783879099399
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ISBN: 9783879099214
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Waldo Bien
Editor Patrick Healy, Ferdinand Ullrich, and H. J. Schwalm
Renowned Dutch artist Waldo Bien still feels obliged to his teacher Joseph Beuys. Using a variety of forms of artistic expression, including sculpture, drawing, photography and installations, he explores the boundaries where history, ecology, geography, and ethnology meet and come together to create the human experience. This title is the second comprehensive publication of an artistic complex, arranged by the Free International University, founded in the 1970s by Joseph Beuys.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 256 PAGES, 12.8 X 9.4 320 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $120.00 (CAN $149.95)

Walter Moroder
Hans Joachim Mueller
Born in 1963 in the very traditional Groedental region of southern Tyrol, Walter Moroder comes from a family of sculptors. So it should come as no surprise that his sculptural work is dominated by slender, female figures, which, for all their modernity, are deeply rooted in the craft of southern Tyrolean woodcarving. Yet, at the same time, they are also reminiscent of the forms found in the art of ancient Egypt. This impressive book brings together all of his figural works from the last 10 years.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 160 PAGES, 8.6 X 12.6 96 COLOR PHOTOS, 7 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $86.95)

Wanda RichterForgách
Paintings and Drawings
Wibke von Bonin
Wanda Richter-Forgach’s large-scale works focus on great themes: birth and death in nature, love, suffering, and the deaths of human beings. By using the format of the triptych, she frequently demonstrates to viewers the deep interconnectedness of the elements in her paintings. Her paintings of flowers are strongly reminiscent of the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe. Equally impressive, but in a quite different manner, are her coal portraits of well-known artists such as Jeff Koons, Illinois Jacquet, Jeanne-Claude, and Christo. This book showcases Wanda Richter-Forgach’s brilliant landscapes, colorful flower pictures and portraits of famous artists, the astonishing output of an astonishing artist.
ART/EUROPEAN STUDIES 72 PAGES, 8 X 11.6 26 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 41 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9783879098965
RIGHTS: US & CANADA WIENAND VERLAG NOVEMBER 2007

ISBN: 9783879097111
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ISBN: 9783879098453
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