Landesmuseum Hannover (Ed.)

Die Ölskizzen in der Niedersächsischen Landesgalerie Hannover

Kataloge der Niedersächsischen Landesgalerie IV

For the first time this volume shows the collection of 221 works. The two convolutes include: oil sketches which were inherited from the Hannover painters Theodor Kotsch and Gustav Hausmann. Also presented are oil sketches held in the Kestner Museum as well as in the Hannoversche Künstlerverein.

Katja Lembke (Ed.)

best of
111 Stories from the WeltenMuseum

Why are fish in the Pacific more colourful than their relatives in the North Sea or the Baltic? Were there dinosaurs in Lower Saxony? Where did the first humans live? How did globalisation begin and when did art start?
This book provides answers to many such questions. In 111 objects, you are taken on a journey through the WeltenMuseum whose collections are a reflection of our world. Transcending space and time, they tell stories – from 240 million years old sea lilies to the present inhabitants of land and sea, from the Gamelan orchestra from faraway Indonesia to the gold necklace from Isenbüttel, from the earliest artisan products by the first humans to the world’s largest collection of German impressionists. Wonderful photos and captivating texts speak to all generations, providing an introduction to the secrets of our continent.

Landesmuseum Hannover (Ed.)

Die deutschen, französischen und englischen Gemälde des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts

This catalogue from 1990 about the sub-collection from the Niedersächsische Landesgalerie replaces the volume published by Gert von der Osten in 1954. New conclusions have been integrated and academic standards have been adapted.

Landesmuseum Hannover (Ed.)

Von Cranach bis Monet
Zehn Jahre Neuerwerbungen 1976 -1985

This catalogue from 1985 presents the new acquisitions which were made between 1976 and 1985. The new acquisitions focused on the consolidation of the key collections. The timeline ranges from Cranach up to Monet, but also works by Brueghel, Tischbein, Schwingen and Mackensen were acquired.

Landesmuseum Hannover (Ed.)

Die italienischen und französischen Handzeichnungen im Kupferstichkabinett der Landesgalerie

The Museum’s Kupferstichkabinett collects works of German, English, Dutch, Italian and French artists. The first three convolutes were indexed completely within the 1960s. The cataloguing of the Italian and French works was missing up until the publication of the volume (1987) presented here. The single graphic works are described through texts as well as images.

Otto Karl Werckmeister

The Political Confrontation of the Arts in Europe from the Great Depression to the Second World War

Wolfgang F. Kersten (Ed.)

Georg Bloch Annual, Vol. 24/25, 2019/2020

Between 1929 and 1939 the arts in Europe were politicized more than ever before. Government oversight, party agitation, and public pressure sought to make them serve domestic policies of social stabilization and foreign policies of antagonistic self-assertion. They were drawn into the struggles between the economic, social, and political systems which came to a head in the Second World War. As a result, they were entangled in a three-way ideological conflict between communism, fascism, and democracy. In a fast-moving course, art policies were enacted, and art ideologies were proclaimed, with doctrinaire assurance. This is what the author calls a political confrontation of the arts.

Stefanie Rehm

Tischbein und die Kunst des ‚Goldenen Zeitalters'
Rezeptionsgeschichte(n) um 1800

Die Kunst des ‚Goldenen Zeitalters‘ der Niederlande steht häufig im Fokus der Kunstgeschichte, doch nur selten hinsichtlich ihrer Rezeptionsgeschichte in Deutschland in der Zeit um 1800. Die Studie schließt diese Lücke am Beispiel der Niederlande-Reise von Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein und gewinnt dabei einen neuen Blick auf Aspekte wie Bildwissen, Verbreitung und Rezeption der niederländischen Kunst des 17. Jahrhunderts. Beziehungen und Austausch zwischen Künstlern und Kennern, Agenten und Sammlern werden ebenso untersucht wie die innovative Rolle des ‚Goethe-Tischbein‘ – als verlässlicher Augenzeuge und geschickter Netzwerker ist er seiner Zeit weit voraus.

Horst Wolfgang Böhme , Reinhard Friedrich , Barbara Schock-Werner , Europäisches Burgeninstitut – Einrichtung der Deutschen Burgenvereinigung e. V. (Eds.)

Wörterbuch der Burgen, Schlösser und Festungen

Castles, palaces and fortresses enjoy unbroken popularity, as they allow a direct insight into the past by making history, culture and everyday life tangible. As a worthwhile destination, they not only open their doors to visitors, but also offer those interested in history an opportunity for further occupation and research. With over 300 entries the reference book familiarizes readers with technical terms used in the construction of castles, palaces and fortresses. Types of buildings, components and building elements are explained. The explanation of terms is followed by a brief description of the historical development with the mention of selected examples. An introductory essay gives an overview of the historical development of castles, palaces and fortresses.

This digital new edition in dynamic HTML format is based on the print edition published by Reclam in 2004 and offers interactive navigation, linked cross-references and links to satellite views of the respective castle.

Birgit Dalbajewa , Andreas Dehmer , Hilke Wagner (Eds.)

Die Internationale Kunstausstellung Dresden 1926 in historischen Aufnahmen von Alexander Paul Walther
Kommentierte Quellenedition

The 1926 Dresden International Art Exhibition was one of the most prominent of its kind during the Weimar Republic. Its achievements also formed the basis for the first documenta in Kassel in 1955. Historical photographs by the architectural photographer Alexander Paul Walther are used here to trace the appearance, intentions and impact of this major event.
These important photographic documents are held in the archives of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and have never before been published together and in full. This annotated edition has been produced by the Dresden Albertinum under the BMBF joint research project “From Object to Exhibit” as an inspiring basis for further research.

Maren Manzl

Intermedialität im Werk von Gregory Crewdson
Ein Bildkünstler im Kontext von Malerei, Film und Fotografie

Born in 1962 in Brooklyn, photographer Gregory Crewdson stages large-format photographs with a view to the melancholic and alienated life in American suburbs. The main themes are apparently randomly captured scenes of interiors, front gardens, and street exits, in which the protagonists usually seem to be introverted. In addition to the presentation of Crewdson's complete oeuvre and the iconography of the images, the work primarily deals with and compares in detail references from the visual arts, photography, and film history. Crewdson's photographs are juxtaposed with works by Hopper, Eggleston, Wall and Sternfeld as well as films by Lynch, Spielberg and Hitchcock.

Heide Grape-Albers (Ed.)

Die holländischen und flämischen Gemälde des 17. Jahrhunderts

“Today more than 200 Dutch paintings, Flemish as well as Netherlandish, are held in the Landesgalerie; the focus of the collection clearly lies on the Netherlandish works of art represented in approximately 153 paintings. Among the Flemish examples are those of Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Snyders and Anton van Dyck, the Netherlandish school is presented with an impressive selection of paintings by Rembrandt’s students such as Gerrit Dou, Arent de Gelder, Carel and Barend Fabritius or Nicolaes Maes.” (p. 12) – The catalogue published in 2000 is a completely revised edition of the catalogue by Gert von der Osten (1954).

ICOM Deutschland , Markus Walz (Eds.)

Museum: ausreichend. Die ‚untere Grenze‘ der Museumsdefinition
Tagungsband des Internationalen Bodensee-Symposiums 2018

Beiträge zur Museologie, Vol. 9

The quantity and diversity of museums is increasing; but what about “hard criteria” for differentiating museums and non-museums? The Austrian-German-Swiss conference “Bodensee-Symposium 2018” discussed interesting case studies of drawing this definitional line by outsourcing if the museum staff does not have certain competences, by clear renunciation of one of the five main tasks of museum work because the capacities of the museum are insufficient for realising this task, or by external assessment and certification if this institution fulfils the expected level of museum work (or not). This volume closes with reflections of the museum definition by representatives of institutions which are only similar to museums (a private art collection, university collections, a product archive of a commercial company).

María López-Fanjul y Díez del Corral (Ed.)

The Second Glance
All Forms of Love

The Second Glance is a new exhibition series that provides a multi-perspectival engagement with the permanent collection of the Bode Museum through themes of contemporary social relevance. The objects in the collections cover over 1,500 years of Europe’s artistic and cultural history, making them particularly well-suited for exhibition formats that deal with human identities and their artistic embodiment. "All Forms of Love", the first installment in the series, offers a second look at works that, in a variety of ways, provide access to the theme of the diversity of sexual identities.

Melanie Kraft

historia, narratio, exemplum
Jörg Breu d. Ä. und die Historienbilder für das Herzoghaus München

The Augsburg artist Jörg Breu the Elder (1475/80 - 1540) worked for numerous high-ranking clients, such as Maximilian I, the Fugger or the Ducal House Munich, from which one of his most prestigious commission went out: For the so-called history paintings he created the history of Lucretia and the Battle of Zama.
Based on these panels, the study focuses on the narrative strategy and the image theorem of Breu in the context of his œuvre, the commission, contemporaries such as Hans Burgkmair or Albrecht Altdorfer, and his relationship with the Munich court. For the first time, Breus' pictorial inventions are analyzed in order to make a hitherto neglected painter of the German Renaissance more tangible.

Katja Lembke (Ed.)

best of
111 Geschichten aus dem Weltenmuseum

Why are fish in the Pacific more colourful than their relatives in the North Sea or the Baltic? Were there dinosaurs in Lower Saxony? Where did the first humans live? How did globalisation begin and when did art start?
This book provides answers to many such questions. In 111 objects, you are taken on a journey through the WeltenMuseum whose collections are a reflection of our world. Transcending space and time, they tell stories – from 240 million years old sea lilies to the present inhabitants of land and sea, from the Gamelan orchestra from faraway Indonesia to the gold necklace from Isenbüttel, from the earliest artisan products by the first humans to the world’s largest collection of German impressionists. Wonderful photos and captivating texts speak to all generations, providing an introduction to the secrets of our continent.

Johannes Warda (Ed.)

Beyond Bauhaus
New Approaches to Architecture and Design Theory

The ever new preoccupation with the avant-garde movements of the 20th century is an integral part of the theoretical discourse of architecture, art and design. The authors of this volume take the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an occasion for a critical revision of its pedagogical concepts, gender policy and design theoretical implications. Finally, the contributions open up new perspectives on the increasingly hybridising fields of the design disciplines between virtual environments, the aesthetics of sustainable design, biotechnology and the question of a postcolonial ethic.

Heike Messemer

Digitale 3D-Modelle historischer Architektur
Entwicklung, Potentiale und Analyse eines neuen Bildmediums aus kunsthistorischer Perspektive

Computing in Art and Architecture, Vol. 3

Digital 3D models of historical architecture ➔ Development, potentials and analysis of a new visual medium from an art historical perspective for the first time offers a comprehensive historical overview of the genesis of digital architectural reconstructions from an art historical perspective. The central aim of the book is to show the potential of this new visual medium and research tool in the humanities and cultural sciences by means of an art-historical analysis of digital 3D models. Essential discourses, desiderata and needs for action in the areas of hypothesis visualization, documentation of the reconstruction process and long-term archiving are discussed. The book offers the scientific community a sound basis for locating digital 3D models of historical architecture in the context of possible research questions, essential needs for action and for initiating impulses for future projects.

Antonia Wagner

Feminismus und Konsum

Dissertationen der Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Vol. 2

Ist Konsumieren ein Symbol für gesellschaftliche Freiheiten? Oder (re-)produziert Konsum eine Geschlechterordnung, die ‚die Frau‘ auf ein Objekt männlichen Begehrens reduziert? Konsumieren ist Ausdruck von Lust, macht Arbeit und lebt durch Bilder. Die hier vorliegende differenzierte Betrachtung zeigt, wie widersprüchlich Weiblichkeit in Konsumkulturen konstruiert wird. Entsprechend zeigen sich feministische Positionen der 1960er bis 1980er Jahre kritisch gegenüber der Konsumkultur, reflektieren gleichwohl auch die potentielle Macht der Konsumentin und einer feministisch geprägten Konsumästhetik. Diese feministischen ästhetischen Haltungen gegenüber dem Kaufen, dem Benutzen, dem Betrachten oder dem Verzehren käuflicher Dinge werden anhand von Werken weiblicher Künstlerinnen wie Evelyne Axell, Nathalia LL, Martha Rosler, Christa Dichgans, Sanja Iveković und Judith Barry herausgearbeitet.

Ruth Sonja Simonis

Microstructures of global trade
Porcelain acquisitions through private trade networks for Augustus the Strong

In 1716, Italian officer Peter Robert Taparelli Count of Lagnasco was sent to The Hague by the Saxon-Polish Elector-King Augustus the Strong to purchase East Asian porcelain. The correspondence surrounding this undertaking is a thorough account of the trading situation in the Netherlands. The transcribed letters illustrate the availability of Asian goods, the competition among buyers, prices and trade networks, as well as the objects that were bought for the king. The publication examines the importance of individual merchants and their role in supplying the Saxon court with East Asian luxury goods.

Elke Seibert , Agathe Cabau , Markus A. Castor (Eds.)

Discovering/Uncovering the Modernity of Prehistory

Passages online, Vol. 5

The research field of prehistory and modernity is very topical in both French as well as German art history, though the traditions differ. In view of this historical situation, the conference’s goal (German Center for the History of Art Paris, 2017) was to raise awareness and initiate a dialog, which opened up new perspectives for all participants and generated innovative research. Prehistory, or primeval times, leads back to fundamental art historical questions: When did abstraction begin? What specific qualities of prehistoric artefacts contributed to solutions to artistic problems of the European avant-gardists like Picasso, Miró, Baumeister, Giacometti or Bataille? What is characteristic of prehistoric art as compared to other arts premiers? Work-related questions stood at the center of the discussions and revealed interdisciplinary connections and opened debates intended to inspire further research.