art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Edward S. Curtis Events Beyond Words
ISBN: HB: 9783791357300, Prestel Publishing, June 2021
240 pp., 29x23 cm, 250 colour illus.
Featuring iconic and rarely seen images from the foremost photographer of North America's Native peoples, together with a rich selection of rare ephemera, this retrospective is an extensive and in-depth study of Edward Curtis's pioneering work. Edwa...
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£39,99
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Michael Kenna Buddha
ISBN: HB: 9783791385082, Prestel Publishing, May 2020
192 pp., 28x24 cm, 100 black&white illus.
Michael Kenna is an English photographer, now based in Seattle, USA, best known for his black-and-white landscapes. More than 60 books and monographs have been published on his photographic work, including "Forms of Japan", "Rouge", and "Holga" (all...
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£40,00
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Asian Modern, Volume I
ISBN: PB: 9789811406072, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, December 2019
450 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
John Clark's magisterial "The Asian Modern" reconstructs the notion of art and its historiography. Writing the history of the Asian modern through the social life of artists, he generates a new paradigm for the narration of art. Both volumes meticulo...
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£28,00
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Elias Sime Tightrope
ISBN: HB: 9783791358819, Prestel Publishing, December 2019
192 pp., 28.5x26.6 cm, 100 colour and black&white illus.
Sime's brightly-colored sculptural tableaus feature found objects including thread, buttons, electrical wires, and computer detritus. This book highlights the artist's work from the last decade, much of which comprises the series entitled "Tightrope"...
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£45,00
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Modern in Southeast Asian Art Collected Texts
ISBN: PB: 9789811406645, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, December 2019
350 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
Who spoke of the modern? When was the modern written? How was it written? How was it received? This collection features texts spanning the late 19th to late 20th centuries, selected by a group of scholars as responses to questions such as these. They...
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£28,00
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Maria Sibylla Merian 22 Pull-Out Posters
ISBN: PB: 9783791386003, Prestel Publishing, December 2019
46 pp., 35x28 cm, 22 colour illus.
More than three centuries after Maria Sibylla Merian established herself as a scientific trailblazer – and after more than two centuries of obscurity – the work of this pioneering naturalist and artist is being rediscovered. Merian's work, "The New B...
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£19,99
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Under One Roof EPFL ArtLab in Lausanne by Kengo Kuma
ISBN: HB: 9783791358055, Prestel Publishing, December 2019
176 pp., 30x24 cm, 200 colour illus.
This superbly illustrated volume presents the ArtLab project, which highlights the intersection of science, art, and the public at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland. Designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kengo K...
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£45,00
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Ai Weiwei Resetting Memories
ISBN: PB: 9788417047931, Prestel Publishing, Editorial RM, November 2019
264 pp., 22x16 cm, 132 colour and black&white illus.
For his exhibition at Mexico City's MUAC, Ai Weiwei (born 1957) addressed two national traumas: the destruction of cultural heritage during China's Communist Revolution and the murder of 43 students in Mexico. These are represented respectively by a...
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£22,00
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Ancient Thai Beads From U-Thong to Dvaravati
ISBN: HB: 9786167339887, Prestel Publishing, River Books, November 2019
220 pp., 22.2x17.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
In the pre-historic period in the archaeology of Thailand, beads are among the most exciting finds. Easily transportable, hard and durable, one bead can provide a mass of information. Usually found as part of grave assemblages, the quantity of beads...
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£35,00
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Artist Speaks Lim Cheng Hoe
ISBN: PB: 9789811167973, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, November 2019
70 pp., 23x16 cm, colour and black&white illus.
One of Singapore's most prominent watercolour artists, Lim Cheng Hoe devoted his life and practice to painting his country, weaving scenes that resonate with evanescent beauty. The reticent artist's personal writings speak of a man's quiet, fervent d...
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£15,00
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