Birgit Franz, Gerhard Vinken (Eds.), Das Digitale und die Denkmalpflege. Bestandserfassung – Denkmalvermittlung – Datenarchivierung – Rekonstruktion verlorener Objekte
The “digitial revolution” has already been in full progress now. Digital applications have opened new perspectives for historic preservation such as the interactive visualisation of bygone conditions, the monitoring of endangered sites and artefacts or the complex networking of heterogeneous bodies of knowledge. At the same time, limitations and unsolved problems of applying digital technologies become evident; for instance the sustainability of rapidly growing amounts of data has been recognized as a critical issue.
Henry Keazor (Hrsg.), Film Plakat Kunst. Dietrich Lehmann und der Heidelberger Filmclub der 50er Jahre
In the 1950s the Dietrich Lehmann (1929-2014) did create a series of hand-painted film posters for the student film club at the university of Heidelberg. Hereby, the impressive effect this film club had did reach out way beyond Heidelberg into post-war Federal Germany. The catalogue, which accompanies the eponymous exhibition at the University Museum in Heidelberg, contextualises Lehmann’s posters within the history and the development of the genre of the film poster and discusses in articles as well as in the individual entries the history of the Heidelberg film club as well as that of the German film clubs in general. Moreover, the history of film and the personality of Dietrich Lehmann are examined.
Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, Thomas Kirchner, Déborah Laks and Nele Putz (Hrsg.): Les Arts à Paris après la Libération. Temps et Temporalités
The 2. volume of Passages online sheds new light on the Parisian art world after the Second World War, its protagonists, inter(national) dimensions and aesthetic challenges. It assembles a selection of contributions of the annual congress 2014/15 held at the German Center for Art History Paris as well as further results of research undertaken during that same year. Besides questions of historiography the publication focuses on case studies in which renowned artists like Giacometti, Picasso and Brassaï are analized. Furthermore, new protagonists, institutions and media are introduced and innovative perspectives developed. The volume thus makes a valuable contribution to the reevaluation of art of the postwar period.
The exegetical Beuys-reception assumes that he is an ‘authentic’ artist and that a certain immediacy defines his performance. The study, on the other hand, shows by analysing the tatar-legend as a narrative story, some autobiographical documents, performances and medialisations as well as the Beuys-retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1979 as a platform for the artistic staging that Beuys is an auto-fictional figure, which exposes its artificiality, constructiveness and fictionality. Thus, the irony of Beuys’ performance becomes apparent as a comment on the role and significance of the artist, that he maintained so offensively at the same time.
Sigrid Ruby: Mit Macht verbunden. Bilder der Favoritin im Frankreich der Renaissance
The mistresses of the French Kings shape our impression of life within the royal court of the early modern times – a life full of glamour, affairs and intrigues, animated by beautiful women that possessed power and influence. This study focuses on the clarification of this impression from an art-historical perspective, and analyses depictions of the “beloved one” in different mediums and art genres throughout the period of the French renaissance. Two historical figures find themselves at the center of our attention, namely Anne de Pisseleu (1508-80?) and Diane de Poitiers (1500-1566).
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