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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

Art & Design

  • Christian Ring and Hans-Joachim Throl

    Emil Nolde

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    German-Danish painter and printmaker Emil Nolde (1865-1956) was one of the first and most important representatives of expressionism, as well as an essential precursor of modernism. First trained as a woodcarver, he later studied painting and developed the vigorous brushwork and vivid choice of colors for which he is best known--and which would make him one of the great oil and watercolor painters of the twentieth century. His works, including The Prophet and Portrait of a Young Woman and a C...

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  • Christoph Wagner

    Johannes Itten

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    When the State Bauhaus opened in Weimar in 1918, the Swiss art theorist Johannes Itten (1888-1967) was one of the first teachers to be appointed by founder Walter Gropius. Itten had a considerable effect on the Bauhaus's creative training program, and his insights into the theory of colors set standards in art and design education that are still in use today. Constantly in dialogue with students and colleagues, Itten created works in which he examined the aura, contrasts, and forms of color. ...

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  • Eran Shakine

    Knocking On Heaven's Door

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    The drawings of Israeli artist Eran Shakine may look carefree and casual, but their message is serious: Muslims, Christians, and Jews share a history. They are linked through Abraham’s sons Ishmael, an ancestor of the Muslims, and Isaac, an ancestor of the Jews, as well as through Jesus, born a Jew. As Shakine demonstrates in this new collection of his work, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have a great deal in common. Knocking on Heaven’s Door presents new large-format oilstick drawings depicti...

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  • Hans-Michael Koetzle

    László Moholy-Nagy

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    László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), painter, photographer, Bauhaus teacher and founder of the "New Bauhaus" and the "School of Design" in Chicago, is one of the most important artist personalities of the modern age. As one of the first artists to work in multiple media, who practised painting, sculp-ture, photography, film and design as equally valid art genres, he set stan-dards which are still relevant today. Appointed to the Bauhaus in Weimar by Walter Gropius in 1923, Moholy-Nagy also followe...

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  • Ulrich Luckhardt

    Lyonel Feininger

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    Elegant sailing ships, expansive seascapes, crystal-clear panoramas of cityscapes--with his unique pictorial language and range of subjects, Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) became one of the most important artists of classic modernism, and his works remain popular to this day. This volume brilliantly showcases Feininger's artistic development from his early works to his last paintings. We follow Feininger from Paris in the 1900s, when he abandoned his successful career as a caricaturist to pursu...

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  • Brigitte Salmen

    Marianne Von Werefkin

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    Born in Russia in 1860, Marianne von Werefkin was a shrewd free thinker and hostess, as can be seen by the salon she began in the Schwabing district of Munich at the beginning of the twentieth century. Here, she assembled famous artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Alfred Kubin, Adolf Erbslöh, Erma Bossi, Franz Marc, and August Macke. But Werefkin was also a talented artist in her own right. In this beautifully illustrated book, Brigitte Salmen delves into Werefkin's work, rest...

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  • Markus Müller

    Pablo Picasso

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    Although he is best known for pioneering Cubism, Picasso's works over a prolific seven-decade career are characterized by an impressive stylistic eclecticism and engage with almost every major artistic movement that followed in his wake. Pablo Picasso provides a concise overview of the great Spanish painter, sculptor, and printmaker's life and work, with insights into the creation of key works and rarely seen photographs of Picasso's studio from the David Douglas Duncan collection that shed l...

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  • Paula Modersohn-Becker

    Paula Modersohn-Becker

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    They only gradually realised that in the painter, who had died so young, they had had an outstanding artist in their midst. Modersohn-Becker was largely unrecognised during her lifetime but is regarded today as one of the pioneers of Expressionism.The sculptor Bernhard Hoetger was one of the few who recognised her talent from an early stage. Hoetger's memories of Paula Modersohn were published in 1920 as an authentic contemporary document in the series Junge Kunst. They are reprinted as a fac...

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  • Diethard Leopold

    Richard Gerstl

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    Richard Gerstl (1883-1908) painted for just four years, but the work he produced in that short period is widely seen as well ahead of his time, including Self Portrait Against a Blue Background and The Fey Sisters. Although Gerstl never exhibited during his lifetime and his innovative work was largely ignored by both the academy and the art world, his portraits and landscapes are today regarded as some of the most important representatives of Austrian Expressionism. With Richard Gerstl, Dieth...

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  • Hajo Düchting

    Vasily Kandinsky

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    Vasily Kandinsky was one of the first painters of abstract art and a founding member of the Blue Rider movement. Although he trained as a lawyer, Kandinsky abandoned this career path to devote himself to art, both as a creator and an influential teacher and theorist at the Bauhaus. Over time, Kandinsky's works grew more abstract, and he is best known for large, expressive paintings that free color from form and line. The book covers the entire span of his career, and focuses in particular on ...

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  • Corinna Thierolf

    Willem de Kooning

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    In 1926, a young Willem de Kooning (1904-97) travelled from the Netherlands to the United States on a British freighter, hiding in the machine room without papers. The young art student eked out a living painting houses, signs, and facades before he was able to eventually dedicate himself entirely to painting, going on to forge friendships with artists such as Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack, and Mark Rothko. Today, de Kooning belongs to the outstanding painters of the abstract expressionist tra...

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