Late Roman Luxury Glasses
Displaying ‘aesthetic refinement and technical finesse second to none’, Roman cage cups are glass vessels decorated with delicate openwork, sometimes including an inscribed toast (‘Drink! For many years’). This book identifies the dates and locations of cage cups’ production, describes their characteristic shapes and colours and addresses different theories about the manufacturing processes that were used by ancient glassworkers. A catalogue presents more than 80 examples, each with commentary and bibliography.
Surrealism in Paris
Profoundly marked by the carnage of the First World War, the artists of the Surrealist movement, under the leadership of André Breton, undertook 'a passionate search for freedom in all its forms'. Published in conjuction with a major exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Basle, and drawing on collections around the world, this magnificent catalogue features seminal works by, among others, Dali, De Chirico, Ernst, Duchamp and Magritte. Over 300 illustrations are supported by analytical essays and a chronology.
Bosch. Brueghel. Rubens. Rembrandt
Masterpieces of the Albertina
Hieronymous Bosch, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Rubens and Rembrandt – the art of these masters makes up the heart of the extraordinary collection of Netherlandish drawings at the Albertina in Vienna. With five essays, commentary and reproductions of 156 drawings, including works by the 'big four' and many other artists, this catalogue spans two centuries and tells the story of the emancipation of drawing from its subservient role as a painter's tool to work of art in its own right.
From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910–1925
Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Neue Galerie New York in 2014, this catalogue explores the evolution of Kandinsky's work from the Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus years, a period during which he developed his revolutionary abstract style and began to move beyond conventional easel painting. Along with reproductions of 69 works, the catalogue contains six essays including discussions of the concept of the Total Work of Art (Gesamtkunstwerk), Kandinsky and music, and the Juryfreie murals.