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Advance Information Women, Art, and Society 5th Edition

Whitney Chadwick World of Art This 5th edition of one of the best-selling World of Art titles features a completely new chapter that charts the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the 1970s, revealing how artists have developed and subverted the strategies of feminism. It is brought up to date with discussion of some of the most significant international women artists to have emerged in recent years, including Wangechi Mutu, Pae White, Yael Bartana, Jenny Saville and Teresa Margolles.

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• A new and updated edition of one of the best-selling World of Art titles of all time: still the definitive single volume on the history of women’s art, and an essential read for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. • ‘Packed with information, controversy, argument and very good art’ – Times Educational Supplement • ‘An enormously useful work’ – The Sunday Times • Long acclaimed as groundbreaking and a classic, this book is placed on reading lists and used in classrooms around the world as the authoritative text on the subject.

Provisional Publication August 2012

Extent 552pp Size 21.0 x 15.0cm Illustrations 338 illustrations, 113 in colour Binding Paperback Price £14.95 ISBN 978 0 500 204054

• Covers the history of international women’s art from the middle ages right up to the very present. • A new chapter explores the legacy of feminism on current practice and study. • Written by an acclaimed and award-winning art historian, an expert in the field. Author

Whitney Chadwick is Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership and, with Dawn Ades, Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation.

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Advance Information The Art of Mesoamerica From Olmec to Aztec Fifth Edition

Mary Ellen Miller World of Art This expanded and fully revised fifth edition of Mary Ellen Miller’s classic book features a completely new chapter on Teotihuacan discussing the rulership and ethnicity of that powerful yet enigmatic city. Exciting new discoveries and ongoing research help clarify the links between the Olmecs and the Maya, while newly revealed paintings at Calakmul show Maya artists to have been both masters of convention and ready innovators. Vital new finds at the heart of the Aztec capital are still astounding students of Mexico, even as the meaning of works from the Early Colonial period continue to reveal the complexity of the first decades under Spanish rule. With many new illustrations and analysis of recent discoveries, The Art of Mesoamerica remains an ideal companion for the art historian, student and traveller.

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• A vivid, evocative and authoritative survey of the art and architecture of the high Precolumbian civilizations – Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec – and their less well-known contemporaries. • ‘An expert’s account … accompanied by superb illustrations’ – The Times Literary Supplement • ‘A truly useful guide’ – Antiquaries Journal

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Extent 240pp Size 21.0 x 15.0cm Illustrations 250 illustrations, 185 in colour Binding Paperback Price £9.95 ISBN 978 0 500 204146

Contents

Introduction • The Olmecs • The Late Formative • Teotihuacan • Classic Monte Albàn, Veracruz and Cotzumalhuapa • The Early Classic Maya • The Late Classic Maya • Mesoamerica after the fall of classic cities • The Aztecs Author

Mary Ellen Miller is an American art historian and Dean of Yale College. In 2008, she was appointed as Sterling Professor at Yale. She has served as the Chair of the History of Art, Latin American Studies, and Archaeological Studies Departments at Yale, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the History of Art. She has written many articles on Mesoamerican art, and her book with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings, is considered a landmark in Maya studies. She is also the author, with Karl Taube, of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya.

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Advance Information The Art of the Andes From Chavín to Inca 3rd Edition

Rebecca Stone World of Art This wide-ranging survey, now established as the best single-volume introduction to Andean art and architecture on the market today, describes the strikingly varied artistic achievements of the Chavín, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimú and Inca cultures, among others. For this fully revised third edition, Rebecca Stone has rewritten and expanded the text throughout, touching on many of the recent discoveries and advances in the field. These include new work on the huge stone pyramids and other structures at Caral; continued excavations of Inca child sacrifices perched on mountaintops throughout the empire, with their perfectly preserved clothing and miniature offerings of metal, ceramics and shell; spectacular murals and the remarkable burial of a tattooed female warrior-leader at the Moche site of Huaca Cao Viejo; and many new finds of high-status textiles, along with fresh analyses of weaving technology and new interpretations of designs and motifs.

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Extent 248pp Size 21.0 x 15.0cm Illustrations 201 illustrations, 89 in colour

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• The third edition of the art and architecture of the Andean peoples, whose impressive cities, tall pyramids, intriguing earthworks, shining goldwork and intricate textiles constitute one of the greatest artistic traditions in history. • ‘Fills a void in the genre ... excellent descriptions and interpretations’ – Latin American Antiquity

Binding Paperback Price £9.95 ISBN 978 0 500 204153

• Throughout, Rebecca Stone demonstrates how Andean peoples adapted and redefined their aesthetic response to an extremely inhospitable environment. Contents

1. Introduction • 2. Early and Chavín Art •3. Paracas and Nasca • 4. Moche Art and Architecture • 5. Tiwanaku and Wari Imperial Styles 6. Late Intermediate Period Styles • 7. Inca Art and Architecture Author

Rebecca Stone is Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has curated numerous exhibitions on ancient American art and is the author of To Weave for the Sun: Ancient Andean Textiles, also published by Thames & Hudson.

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Advance Information Aboriginal Art Third Edition

Wally Caruana World of Art This concise survey showcases the work of Australia’s indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. From Arnhem Land and the desert, the Kimberley and northern Queensland, to modern towns and cities, Aboriginal artists have built on traditions that stretch back at least 50,000 years, working in a variety of contexts from the sacred and secret realm of ceremony to more public spheres. Work across all media is included, from painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions and weaving to the most recent work in photography, printmaking and textile design. The story of Aboriginal art is brought into the 21st century in this revised and expanded third edition with a new chapter that maps the latest developments across each of Australia’s geographical regions. Updated information and more than twenty-five new illustrations highlight, among other things, the impact of urban living, the growth of local art centres which support the work of indigenous artists, and the rise of women artists – all testifying to Aboriginal art’s continued dynamism and vitality.

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• The perfect introduction to Aboriginal art for students, travellers, art lovers and collectors – now fully revised and expanded. • Covers the entire Australian continent as well as outlying islands, and brings together the work of Aboriginal artists past and present, working in diverse media.

Provisional Publication August 2012

Extent 264pp Size 21.0 x 15.0cm Illustrations 231 illustrations, 90 in colour Binding Paperback Price £9.95 ISBN 978 0 500 204160

• A new final chapter on Aboriginal art in the 21st century brings the book fully up to date. • The text, written by one of the world’s foremost experts on Aboriginal art, has been revised throughout for this new edition. Author

Wally Caruana was Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, from 1984 to 2001, during which time he oversaw the development of one of the most important collections of Indigenous Australian art in a public museum. Caruana is now a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Art History, Australian National University, and the Senior Consultant, Aboriginal Art, to Sotheby’s Australia.

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Advance Information The Naked Nude Frances Borzello The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless – its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism or imperfection. In this fluent and engaging new study, Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, sanitized, perfected artistic nude of Kenneth Clark’s classic, The Nude (1956), with today’s depictions: raw, uncomfortable, disturbing and intriguing. Borzello explores the role of the nude in 20th- and 21st-century art, looking at the work of a wide range of international artists creating contemporary nudes. Her text is complemented by a profusion of well-chosen, unusual and beautifully reproduced illustrations. The story begins with a tale of life, death and resurrection – an investigation into how and why the nude has survived and flourished in an art world that prematurely announced its demise. Subsequent chapters take a thematic approach, focusing in turn on Body art and Performance art, the new perspectives of women artists, the nude in painting, portraiture and sculpture and in its most extreme and graphic expressions that intentionally push the boundaries of both art and our comfort zone.

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• The story of the nude in art in our times – a subject with universal appeal – told by a popular art historian with a rare gift for sharing her passions and ideas. • A book with much to say not just about modern art but about our contemporary – and historical – cultural fixation with the body.

Provisional Publication October 2012

Extent 192pp Size 28.0 x 21.4cm Illustrations 130 illustrations, 116 in colour Binding Hardback   Price £28.00 ISBN 978 0 500 238929

• Frances Borzello is a wonderful communicator with the ability to make us want to look at art, as well as a great gift for thinking anew about it. • Explores the full range of modern and contemporary art practice, including painting, sculpture, portraiture, body art and performance art. Contents

Introduction: The Recycled Nude; 1. The Nude: Its Life, Death and Resurrection; 2. Body Art: The Journey into Nakedness; 3. The Changing Room: Female Perspectives; 4. Forgive me, I’m a Painter; 5. The Naked Portrait; 6. After Rodin, Is There Anything Left To Say?; 7. Going to Extremes Author

Frances Borzello is an art historian and the author of several books, including AWorld of Our Own:Women as Artists, Seeing Ourselves:Women’s Self-Portraits and At Home: The Domestic Interior in Art, all published by Thames & Hudson. 10 April 2012

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Advance Information The Book of Kells THE

Bernard Meehan

BOOK

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• Brimming with new interpretations and fresh insights, a sumptuous new volume on Ireland’s revered national treasure and the world’s most beautiful illuminated manuscript. • Publication coincides with the tercentenary of Trinity College Library. • Bernard Meehan, Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, is uniquely well placed to provide up-to-date expert analysis and an understanding of what is on the page.

THE BOOK OF KELLS

The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art – a brilliantly decorated version of the four Gospels with full-page depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as a wealth of smaller decorative painting. This new book, by the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, represents on a generous scale the glories of the Book of Kells for today’s readers, revealing the astounding detail and richness of one of the greatest treasures of medieval art. Its illustrations feature 59 full-size reproductions of complete pages of the manuscript, and, in addition, enlarged details that allow one to relish the intricacy of elements barely visible to the naked eye. We explore the Book of Kells through its historical background; a display of the elements of the book, actual size; the spectacular openings of the texts that precede the Gospels; a study of earlier and comparable manuscripts; detailed examination of symbols and themes, with special enlarged details; a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript; and a consideration of technical aspects, illuminated by recent scientific research.

OF

KELLS

bernard meehan

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Extent 256pp Size 32.0 x 24.7cm Illustrations Illustrated in colour throughout Binding Hardback   Price £60.00 ISBN 978 0 500 238943

• Enlarged details of ornament, symbolic animals, etc, allow the reader to discover things virtually invisible in the manuscript itself. • Focuses on the relationship between the text and the decoration in a way that brings new observations and findings. • Considers technical aspects, such as how patterns are composed, and how such extraordinarily intricate designs could have been physically produced. Author

Bernard Meehan is Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, owners of the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, two outstanding survivals from the early Scottish–Irish Christian world. He served on the government-appointed National Archives Advisory Council from 1987 to 1997. 29 March 2012

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Advance Information In My View Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists

Edited by Simon Grant In My View is a collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. The works chosen range from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century, some of them iconic, others lesser known. The accompanying essays are often very personal, recalling childhood memories and life-changing moments, and capturing the joy and excitement that come from encounters with great art. The stories show the profound connections that exist between artists past and present and offer an alternative look at art history, through the eyes of contemporary artists themselves. Simon Grant’s introduction identifies themes that emerge and contextualizes the history and practice of artists looking back at the work of others.

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• A wonderfully eclectic mix of artworks selected by 78 international artists, providing an alternative history of art from the 15th century to the 1960s. • Among the artists are John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Chuck Close, Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Marlene Dumas, Antony Gormley, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Candida Höfer, Vik Muniz, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Bill Viola and Rachel Whiteread. • Many great artists from the past are included, and their work given fresh insights and new perspectives. • Personal, lively and often idiosyncratic accounts by contemporary artists open the door to the creative process that takes place in an artist’s studio, revealing where inspiration comes from.

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Extent 208pp Size 26.0 x 18.2cm Illustrations 152 illustrations, 135 in colour Binding Hardback   Price £19.95 ISBN 978 0 500 238967

• Illustrations of all of the artworks discussed are included, as well as examples of the contemporary artist’s own work in many instances. Contents Introduction by Simon Grant, followed by over 75 artists discussing their favourite works of art, among them: Frank Auerbach on Henri Matisse • Miroslaw Balka on Michelangelo • Vija Celmins on Philip Guston • George Condo on Rembrandt • Michael Craig-Martin on Marcel Duchamp • Gregory Crewdson on Edward Hopper • Thomas Demand on Paolo Uccello • Dr Lakra on Hieronymus Bosch • Marlene Dumas on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres • Antony Gormley on Jacob Epstein • Thomas Hirschhorn on Andy Warhol • Candida Höfer on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe • Annette Messager on William Blake • Beatriz Milhazes on Hans Memling • Vik Muniz on Peter Paul Rubens •  Jorge Pardo on Gustave Courbet • Cornelia Parker on Man Ray • Ed Ruscha on John Everett Millais • Hiroshi Sugimoto on Petrus Christus • Do Ho Suh on Kim Jeong-hui • Bill Viola on Giovanni Bellini • Mark Wallinger on Diego Velázquez • Franz West on Caravaggio • Rachel Whiteread on Pierro della Francesca •  Zhang Huan on Leonardo da Vinci and more

Author

Simon Grant is a writer and art historian, and has been editor of Tate Etc. magazine since 2004. 22 March 2012

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Advance Information Why Your 5 Year Old Could Not Have Done That Modern Art Explained

Morgan Falconer Why Your 5 Year Old Could Not Have Done That is Morgan Falconer’s passionate and persuasive argument against the most common disparaging remark levelled at modern art. In this enjoyable and thought-provoking book, he examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical and public hostility – from Cy Twombly’s scribbled Olympia (1957), JeanMichel Basquiat’s crude but spontaneous ‘LNAPRK’ (1982), to the apparently careless mess of Tracey Emin’s My Bed (1998) – and explains how, far from being negligible novelties, they are inspired and logical extensions of the ideas of their time. He explains how such notorious works as Carl Andre’s Equivalent VIII (1966) – the infamous bricks – occupy unique niches in the history of ideas, both showing influences of past artists and themselves influencing subsequent artists. With illustrations of works from Hans Arp to Adolf Wölfli, Morgan Falconer places each work in its cultural context to present an unforgettable vision of modern art. This book will give you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from the realistic works of earlier centuries, transforming as well as informing your gallery visits for years to come.

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• A thorough and conclusive explanation of why modern art is not, and never has been, child’s play.

WHY YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD COULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT MODERN ART EXPLAINED

Morgan Falconer

Provisional Publication September 2012

Extent 224pp Size 19.8 x 14.0cm Illustrations c.100 colour illustrations Binding Flexibound Price £9.95 ISBN 978 0 500 290477

• Features reproductions of 100 groundbreaking works of modern art, all of which are placed in context within the history of ideas and their significance highlighted. Contents

1. Objects/Toys, featuring works by Beuys, Calder, Giacometti, Koons, Orozco, Tinguely and others • 2. Expressions/Scribbles, featuring works by Acconci, Creed, Hirst, Kandinsky, Kline, Pollock and others • 3. Provocations/Tantrums, featuring works by Duchamp, Fontana, Manzoni, Rauschenberg, Rodchenko and others • 4. Landscapes/Playscapes, featuring works by the Bechers, Frankenthaler, Kaprow, Malevich, Matisse, Mondrian and others Author

Morgan Falconer is a lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He writes widely about contemporary art for publications ranging from The Times to Frieze and Art in America.

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Courtney Watson McCarthy

For over a century the fantastical works of the Catalan architect and designer Antoni Gaudí have enraptured visitors to the city of Barcelona. Gaudí’s creations reflected his abiding passion for nature and religion, as well as his meticulous attention to detail. Perhaps no other architect has become so synonymous with the aesthetic style of a city. Gaudí Pop-Ups celebrates the unique style of this visionary architect with pop-ups of some of Gaudí’s most famous creations. The inventive paper constructions of Courtney Watson McCarthy bring these spectacular works to life in a new and fascinating way that enables us to further appreciate the genius of Gaudí. Front cover: La Sagrada Familia Passion facade, Barcelona. Back cover: Carved words on the door of the Great Hall at La Sagrada Familia. © 2011 BlueRed Press Ltd, 6 South Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DZ

Paper Engineer: Courtney Watson McCarthy Designer: Matt Windsor

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• The perfect gift for any Gaudí fan: a luxurious, large-format volume featuring pop-up renditions some of his most famous works. • Each pop-up is accompanied by a quotation from Gaudí’s writings: ‘Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.’ • Courtney Watson McCarthy’s recent pop up book on Escher – M. C. Escher Pop-Ups (978 0 500 515907) was a huge success. It was hailed as ‘one of the most ambitious pop-up books of all time’ in the Creative Review, and The Observer said of it, ‘there is craft here as well as a concept: the pop-ups are an architecture of stiffened paper, and a reminder that books are houses for our heads to live in.’

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Contents

Park Güell ironwork Park Güell multi coloured Salamander fountain Park Güell benches Sagrada Familia interior Sagrada Familia exterior Casa Batllo exterior Casa Mila rooftop and chimneys Author

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a graphic designer and freelance paper engineer. She lives in upstate New York.

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Advance Information Beryl Bainbridge Artist, Writer, Friend

Psiche Hughes Beryl Bainbridge is best known as a prolific writer of novels that ranged from black comedies of contemporary life, often autobiographical in inspiration, to idiosyncratic reimaginings of historical events and characters. Less well known is that painting and drawing were also lifelong passions, and a source of income too in the days before her success as a writer. Most of all she painted people – friends, lovers, her children, invented characters, characters from her novels, or historical figures (she had a particular fascination for Napoleon). She had no formal training, but developed an exuberance of technique to match her imagination. The paintings, as one of her many friends observes, are like Beryl herself: ‘irreverent, funny and highly original.’ Psiche Hughes was a close friend of Beryl Bainbridge from the early 1960s to the latter’s death in 2010. This book is a highly personal, chronological account of Beryl’s life and work – both her writing and her painting – and provides a vivid first-hand portrait of this free-spirited and uniquely talented woman.

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• Not only the first book to tell the life story of this much-loved writer and larger-than-life character, but also the first to reveal her as a talented painter of quirky, imaginative and colourful works. • Traces Beryl Bainbridge’s life from her childhood and early adulthood in Liverpool through her adult years in north London. • A fluent, entertaining and poignant book that traces the close interconnections between Beryl’s life, art and painting.

Beryl Bainbridge Artist, Writer, Friend

Psiche Hughes

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Extent 208pp Size 22.9 x 15.2cm Illustrations c. 95 colour illustrations Binding Hardback   Price £19.95 ISBN 978 0 500 516515

• Vividly portrays this highly appealing, funny and defiantly unconventional woman and the unstoppable creativity that ran through her entire life. • Preface by Brendan King, Bainbridge’s longtime amanuensis, editor and close friend. • Publication coincides with the first ever exhibition devoted to Beryl Bainbridge’s paintings, which opens at the Liverpool Museum in September 2012 and is sure to receive wide press coverage. • Beautifully produced illustrated reading book in the tradition of Man With a Blue Scarf and A Bigger Message. Author

Psiche Hughes was a close friend of Beryl Bainbridge’s for over 40 years. In 2004 she compiled, edited and translated a volume of short stories by Latin American Women called Violations. Since retiring as a lecturer from London University in 1999, she has been working in ceramics and exhibited at the HQ gallery in Lewes and at the Francis Kyle Gallery. 22 March 2012

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It is especially in his early prints that Dürer broadened the possibilities of dramatic pictorial narration far beyond the late-medieval traditions of German visual art and book illustration. Dürer himself stated that he was “inwardly full of figures”, and that art should be “powerful”. This section of the catalogue shows Dürer’s exceptionally gifted narrative and representational art, revealing rhetorical parallels between his pictorial inventions and the narrative theory of

Daniel Hess and Thomas Eser

contemporary poetry. In addition, this section covers the extent to which new developments in printing techniques contributed to the phenomenal impact of Dürer’s prints, and how he marketed them.

NEW ART? Technical perfection and the demand for a faithful representation of nature already reach a culmination in Dürer’s early masterworks. Covering the four categories of norm, perfection, ambition and autonomy, the last section of the catalogue investigates the question: did Dürer and his work pave the way to our modern understanding of art? In addition to his creation of exemplary individual artworks, Dürer from early on searched for the theoretical foundations of art; he formulated new standards of perfection through his systematically-conducted proportional studies. The catalogue evaluates for the first time Dürer’s early drawings and paint-

ranging from the artist’s biography and surroundings to the question of Dürer’s role as the archetype of the modern artist. New sociological approaches allow us to interpret Dürer’s “ideal neighborhood” as a source of inspiration for the artist’s work. It resituates Dürer in the artistic context of his time, at an exciting crossroad between the imitation of traditional painting and the self-conscious renewal of his profession. Photographs of

Literature about Dürer fills library shelves. Does this mean everything has already been said about the artist? Far from it, according to the scholars at the Germanisches Natio­nalmuseum and their international partners in the Early Dürer Project. This book deals with the core phenomena of Dürer’s early work, ranging from the artist’s biography and surroundings to the question of Dürer’s role as the archetype of the modern artist. New sociological approaches allow us to interpret Dürer’s ‘ideal neighbourhood’ as a source of inspiration for the artist’s work, resituating Dürer in the artistic context of his time, at an exciting crossroad between the imitation of traditional painting and the self-conscious renewal of his profession. Photographs of Dürer’s early work, many of which are new and published here for the first time, complete the publication, which will establish a new basis for a modern understanding of Germany’s most famous artist. ings as exempla for his later theoretical work.

FRONT : Albrecht Dürer, Haller Madonna, 1495/97. Washington, National Gallery of Art, Kress Collection, Inv. 1952.2.16.a BACK : Albrecht Dürer, Coat of Arms with Skull, engraving, 1503. Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Graphische Sammlung, St.N. 16736 (on loan from Museen der Stadt Nürnberg)

THE EARLY DÜRER

THE EARLY DÜRER

This book is devoted to Albrecht Dürer’s early art and the circumstances of the young painter’s life that enabled his unique work. Literature about Dürer fills library shelves. Does this mean everything has already been said about the artist? Far from it, according to the scholars at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and their international partners in the Early Dürer Project. The essays deal with the core phenomena of Dürer’s early work,

Dürer’s early work, many of which are new and published here for the first time, complete the publication and will establish a new basis for a modern understanding of Germany’s most famous artist.

Daniel Hess and Thomas Eser

In addition to eighteen essays covering a range related to the early Dürer, this catalogue illustrat bition objects, presenting them with accompanyin tory texts. Four catalogue sections take the re Dürer`s biography and surroundings, through th nomena of his early work, to the question of his

THE EARLY

THE DRAMATIST

DÜRER

The Early Dürer

chetype of the modern artist.

“I” Dürer expressed himself in an unusually lar of pictorial and written documents, thus maki (“I”) the subject of his art. These art-historica records are shown for the first time in relation discovery and self-representation of Nuremberg urban middle class, which in the 15th century b

THE EARLY

DÜRER

Companion volume to the exhibition in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, May 24 to September 2, 2012. c. 650 pages, 165 col. fig., 180 col. pl., hardcover, jacket

IMITATION AND RENEWAL

The generation of artists immediately preceding begun to establish new criteria for “good art.” F time, signature and date indicated individual a new pictorial themes and artistic expressions ambitious artists to formulate new responses. T shows how Dürer oriented himself to previo

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where he developed his ambitions as an inventor, he improved on what already existed. It re through thematic subsections Dürer’s examinati tic traditions, and how he perfected and renewe ditions in the representation of the human figur and of landscape.

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• A magnificently illustrated book devoted to Albrecht Dürer’s early art and the circumstances of the young painter’s life that enabled his unique work.

Illustrations 383 illustrations in colour and black and white

• Accompanies the exhibition showing at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum from 24 May to 2 September 2012. • Eighteen essays cover a range of subjects related to the early Dürer, illustrated by the exhibition objects which are presented with accompanying explanatory texts.

Binding Hardback   Price £40.00 ISBN 978 0 500 970379

• Evaluates for the first time Dürer’s early drawings and paintings as exempla for his later theoretical work. • Explores the extent to which new developments in printing techniques contributed to the phenomenal impact of Dürer’s prints, and how he marketed them. Author

Daniel Hess is Curator of the Collections of Painting before 1800 and Stained Glass, and serves as Deputy Director of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Thomas Eser is Curator of the Scientific Instruments and Arms & Armour Collection at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. He is also editor of the journal Dürer-Forschungen, published by the museum.

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the priorities and daily lives of the Dürer family’s Reconstructions of this neighborly milieu on t new house-by-house archival and biographica demonstrate how these surrounding residents’ i enced the perspectives of the young goldsmith’ first section of the catalogue situates the early D these contexts of contemporary individualizing and his unique surroundings.

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