New Titles

New Titles



Jacob Birken, Die kalifornische Institution. Fernwestliche Weltbilder um 1906

Dissertationen der Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Band 1
In April 1906, Arnold Genthe takes a series of photographs of a San Francisco ravaged by earthquake and fires. While his images remain ubiquitous documents of this disaster, Genthe himself is all but forgotten today, the dreamlike, blurry portraits and expressionist dancers that make up most of this once-famous artist’s oeuvre having no place in the canon established by later avant-garde photographers. This book takes Genthe’s most popular images of the 1906 disaster as the starting point for a discussion of the aesthetic, epistemological and sociopolitical conflicts that shaped the various world-views in the Far West at the turn of the century.


Simone Bogner u.a. (Eds.): Monument – Patrimony – Heritage. Industrial Heritage and the Horizons of Terminology

Veröffentlichungen des Arbeitskreises Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege e.V., Vol. 27
The volume „Monument – Patrimony – Heritage“ contains differing disciplinary and generation-specific approaches to the terms mentioned in the title. These correspond to the motto “Sharing Heritage” of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018. This volume was created out of the cooperation of the Working Group on Theory and Education in Heritage Conservation with the Graduate College 2227 “Identity and Heritage” which shared their annual meeting.


Dominik von Roth, Linda Escherich (Hrsg.), Private Passion – Public Challenge. Musikinstrumente sammeln in Geschichte und Gegenwart

When the Rück Collection was sold to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum at the beginning of the 1960s, it was the last sizeable collection of musical instruments within Germany to pass from private to public ownership. In keeping with Rück’s example, private collecting of musical instruments forms the central theme of the conference, with contributions on historical and contemporary collections from all over Europe. In addition such topics as the function of musicology and related themes, such as the display of public collections are being addressed and complemented by the experiences of private collectors. Positions from the fields of literary studies, cultural management, transcultural music studies, and art history provide cross-disciplinary correctives and complete the conference proceedings.


Spaces of Leisure and Power, 1400-1700. PALATIUM e-Publications, Volume 4, Eds. Sylva Dobalovà / Ivan P. Muchka, and Volume 5, Eds. Stephan Hoppe / Krista De Jonge / Stefan Breitling

The two newly published PALATIUM-volumes socio-architectonically analyze European princely residences between 1400 and 1700.
Volume 4 focuses on leisure, on the one hand contemplatively performed and on the other expressed by vigorous activities, such as hunting and courtly festivities. The volume links, that way, functions, typologies, artistic decorations, gardens and natural surroundings of the “palazotto culture”, which aimed for harmony between culture and nature.
Volume 5, however, analyzes the architectonical discourses of power of a princely residence. These are revealed by studies of spatial planning and interior designs, and emphasize the immanent presence of the prince, either in persona or in his omnipresent and centered image.


Gitta Bertram, Rubens as a Designer of Title Pages. Title Page Production and Design in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century

This socio- and media-historical research on Peter Paul Rubens's title page design is the first volume of the Stuttgarter Akademieschriften, and it shows that he consciously developed its traditions. In collaboration with engravers and publishers, Rubens created 48 visual and intellectual masterpieces for a great variety of books which belonged in every seventeenth-century library of rank. His designs were not only advertisements for these works, but also for their authors and publishers, often Balthasar Moretus. Rubens's title pages were repeatedly copied, and their wide distribution contributed immensely to Rubens's fame as a learned artist, antiquarian, humanist and Catholic.


Eduard Isphording, Kräuter und Blumen. Botanische Bücher bis 1850 im Germanischen Nationalmuseum

The catalogue is dedicated to an important part – both in quantity and in quality – of the museum library’s collection: the botanical-pharmaceutical books. A foray into the history of botanical literature and illustration portrays the exploration of the flora, from its beginnings in antiquity until the 19th century and its reflections in often gloriously illustrated books. The catalogue of around 330 botanical books from five centuries offers information on distinctive technical details on each book, as well as short texts on content, authors and illustrations. The book provides an insight into current botanical views: the perspectives of science, especially pharmaceutics, agriculture – and garden lovers.


New Titles

New Titles – ART-Books

is the Open Access publication platform by for scientific ebooks on history of art. We support the Open Access publishing model for distributing research results and publish therefore primary publications (“gold”) as well as secondary publications (“green”). The service is free of charge and aimed at academics from all over the world.
We are using the Open-Source-Software OMP (Open Monograph Press) by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).