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Die Bildwelten des Wissens untersuchen aus der Perspektive verschiedener Disziplinen, in welchen Kontexten Bilder ihre konstruktiven und instruktiven Eigenschaften entfalten, auf welchen historischen und theoretischen Entwicklungen sie beruhen und welchen unhintergehbaren Beitrag die konkrete Form visueller Werkzeuge fur das Denken und die Erkenntnis leistet. Die thematischen Schwerpunkte der Bande zielen darauf ab, das Feld der Untersuchung systematisch zu erweitern, die Moeglichkeiten bildkritischer Analyse auszubauen und damit auch den Blick zu scharfen fur die Reichweite und Tiefenwirkung bildlicher Phanomene. Auf diese Weise machen die Bildwelten zugleich bekannt mit neuesten wissenschaftlichen Entwicklungen und wegweisenden Positionen. Pressestimmen: Mit den Bildwelten liegt ein Periodikum vor, das, einzigartig, zwei gesellschaftlich relevante Diskurse, den von der 'Macht des Wissens' mit dem von der 'Macht der Bilder', auch asthetisch gelungen, verschrankt. Sigrid Gaisreiter in: Kunstbuchanzeiger.de, November 2008
A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Theodore Deck Theodore Deck was a central figure in the revival of ceramic art in France and one of the most esteemed ceramic artists in the late nineteenth century. He completely transformed the art of faience, and was internationally renowned for reinventing techniques and styles from past centuries and Asian cultures. In this sumptuous book, architect and collector Peter Marino shares his collection of more than 250 Deck masterpieces for the first time, each beautifully reproduced in a luxurious oversized format.
The first comprehensive monograph on painter and poet Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922-1993), a major contributor to postwar American art, known for his unique, bold style of painterly representation. De Niro was a visionary artist in the early days of Abstract Expressionism and a celebrated member of the New York School of painters, along with Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Over the course of his fifty-year career, he painted portraits, still lifes, the female nude, and interiors with a signature gestural painting style and brilliant color, which bear the influence of Henri Matisse as well as his teacher, Hans Hofmann. During the height of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art in the 1960s, De Niro remained faithful to his own vision in his paintings and poetry; today his powerful figural works are ripe for rediscovery. This lavishly illustrated book brings together De Niro s paintings, prints, and drawings as well as a never-before-published selection of his writings and poetry. Featuring essays by noted scholars and an illustrated biography including many unpublished photographs and ephemera, this seminal volume explores the depth and breadth of De Niro s oeuvre.
A miniaturist, Marks creates constructions that have an intimacy to them and at the same time contain entire worlds of feeling and existence and memory. Each is a vignette a narrative of a personal nature. She transforms a diverse range of objects and material, often of mundane and humble origin, into eloquent and highly personal forms of self-expression. Marks s work speaks to the human impulse to collect, preserve, immortalize, and to the older tradition of curio cabinets. Her pieces are intuitive and instinctual, exuding a sense of mystery. The viewer enters into an intensely private realm, yet the themes are universal loss, longing, old age, death, repression, and liberation thus evoking a feeling of familiarity. A practicing Buddhist, Marks achieves her clarity and inward focus through daily meditation. Embracing solitude is essential to her work. She has written when constructing a work, I pare it down to the essence the minimal. Each chosen object represents years of seeing with acute awareness. An essay by Marks accompanies a selection of approximately 200 of her most evocative works.
This exhibition catalog, Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, presents a fully-illustrated survey of the last decade of Fish's paintings and works on paper. It offers new scholarship around Fish's ongoing project that brings together the disciplines of painting, drawing, and architecture. For three decades, Fish has used her house and its vernacular architecture--a Chicago storefront workspace designed by Theodore Steuben in 1922--as the basis for a system of mapping color, form, and light in paintings and works on paper. Working from close observation, she renders architectural details at actual size and creates a dialog between objective information and subjective response. These works are informed by effects of light in space, time of day, the seasons, cardinal direction, and the artist's own physical vantage point. Accompanying the images of Fish's works are essays by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Kate Nesin, and Colm T ib n, images and text by architect Dan Wheeler, and a selection of the artist's studio notations.
This title was first published in 2003. The essay collection explores the conjunctions of nation, gender, and visual representation in a number of countries-including Ireland, Scotland, Britain, Canada, Finland, Russia and Germany-during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors show visual imagery to be a particularly productive focus for analysing the intersections of nation and gender, since the nation and nationalism, as abstract concepts, have to be embodied in ways that make them imaginable, especially through the means of art. They explore how allegorical female figures personify the nation across a wide range of visual media, from sculpture to political cartoons and how national architectures may also be gendered. They show how through such representations, art reveals the ethno-cultural bases of nationalisms. Through the study of such images, the essays in this volume cast new light on the significance of gender in the construction of nationalist ideology and the constitution of the nation-state. In tackling the conjunctions of nation, gender and visual representation, the case studies presented in this publication can be seen to provide exciting new perspectives on the study of nations, of gender and the history of art. The range of countries chosen and the variety of images scrutinised create a broad arena for further debate.
This title was first published in 2001: Paolo Veronese: Piety and Display in an Age of Religious Reform examines the large body of religious paintings with which Veronese (1528 -1588) played a crucial role in shaping Venetian piety. With 117 illustrations (26 in colour) Richard Cocke sets Veronese's work into context, arguing his mastery of narrative has long been neglected, largely as a result of Sir Joshua Reynolds's criticism in his Discourses. The new expressiveness of Veronese's work in his final decade is linked with the decrees of the Council of Trent, which resulted in an enhanced display of paintings in Venetian palaces during the 1570s, matched by the renewed decorative schemes in the city's churches.
Shio Kusaka s ceramic work often incorporates playful details and subject matter, from basketballs and fruit to dinosaurs, raindrops, and wood grain. However, in this new body of work, she further explores her geometric abstractions, offering a more direct view of her technical mastery as she adheres to a single-process approach to study the possibility of endless permutations. In previous abstract works, Kusaka often ended a line or grid pattern once it became distorted by the curvature of the pot, producing fragmented, interlocking patterns that appear as overlapping drawings, contradicting the three-dimensional volume. In these new works, however, she takes an almost topographic approach by carving, painting, and even drawing with pencil intricate lines along the surfaces of each pot, allowing the shape of each vessel to dictate the curves of the lines.
The Gothic in all its artistic forms and ramifications is traced from the medieval to the twenty-first century. From architecture, painting and sculpture through music, ballet, opera and dance to installation art and the graphic novel, each of the 33 chapters reflects on and weighs in on the ways in which the Gothic is taken up in the art forms and modes under examination. An Introduction discusses Gothic as a changing cultural form across the centuries with deep psychological roots. This is followed by sections on: architectural arts; the visual arts; music and the performance arts; the literary arts; and media and cultural arts.