Jutta Zander-Seidel (Hg.), In Mode. Kleider und Bilder aus Renaissance und Frühbarock
The volume features 50 costumes from the museum's collection dated between 1560 and 1650 that - along with international loans - were shown in this special exhibition for the first time. They are presented in the context of contemporary paintings and graphic art works that depict the original effect of the clothes and the way they were worn, in this way indicating a person's social status. Illustrated leaflets included in the volume furthermore show critical views on fashion that were spread at the same time. The appendix lists materials of and techniques relevant to the garments. The catalogue, finally, features close ups of forms, materials and decor of early modern clothing, thus making the forgotten messages engrained in the garments visible to observers and readers today.
Martina Sauer, Faszination - Schrecken. Zur Handlungsrelevanz ästhetischer Erfahrung anhand Anselm Kiefers Deutschlandbilder
The book is based around the hypothesis that we initially perceive the world as well as pictures by feelings and that there is a direct connection between the two. By debating fascination and horror, such as can be triggered by Anselm Kiefer's "Deutschlandbilder", the author discusses their consequences and conclusions for our cultural self-perception. The author develops a comprehensive theory on image and culture which is new in this field of research and also includes the special status of the art.
Nationalkomitee des Corpus Vitrearum Deutschland; Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg, Originale Kaltmalerei auf historischen Glasmalereien
The phenomenon of 'cold paint', that is, unfired painting on medieval and early modern glass paintings, has only recently come into the focus of restoration and research. In March 2016, a workshop organized by the National Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum Germany together with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg was dedicated to this topic. The presentations and lectures are now available in published form.
Jürgen Stöhr, Das Sehbare und das Unsehbare. Abenteuer der Bildanschauung. Théodore Géricault, Frank Stella, Anselm Kiefer
If works of art are looked at really intensively, then visual perception will become an incomparable adventure. Then one immerses in their phenomenal world and in the intrinsic reality of painting. Only then also the genuine potential of the pictures will be seen. In three detailed chapters, a receptive-aesthetic-phenomenological journey through magnificent picture landscapes is undertaken.
Stephanie Armer, Thomas Eser (Hrsg.), Luther, Kolumbus und die Folgen. Welt im Wandel 1500-1600
The personages of Luther and Columbus are most commonly associated with notions of emergence, expansion and religious freedom. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this catalogue deals with the simultaneous change in religious belief and world view during the 16th century. How was a society relying on old authorities able to cope with the pressure for change that dominated their time? This richly illustrated catalogue comprises 185 exhibits and seven academic papers: It sheds light on a fascinating world amidst change, in which an atmosphere of departure met an apocalyptic mood and when the necessity to deal with the new and the unknown had yet to be tested.
Jutta Zander-Seidel, Kleiderwechsel. Frauen-, Männer- und Kinderkleidung des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts
This book is the first volume of the series Die Schausammlungen des Germanischen Nationalmuseums and accompanies the permanent exhibition of the museum’s costume collection that hosts one of the world’s oldest textile collections. The exhibition “changing clothes” guides you through 300 years of clothing culture and does not only display the change in clothes and fashion styles, but also sets new standards concerning exhibition concepts.
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