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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Rembrandt's Orient West Meets East in Dutch Art of the 17th Century
ISBN: HB: 9783791359632, Prestel Publishing, August 2020
264 pp., 30x24 cm, 266 colour illus.
In the 17th century, Amsterdam was a vibrant hub of the burgeoning European trade with Asia, Africa, and the Levant, importing copious amounts of foreign items that powerfully stimulated the imagination of numerous Dutch artists. This was notably the...
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£39,99
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Asian Modern, Volume I
ISBN: PB: 9789811406072, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, July 2020
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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Hermitage Cookbook Symbols. Traditions. Recipes
ISBN: HB: 9785912083266, Prestel Publishing, Arca, July 2020
320 pp., 21.5x20.5 cm, 410 colour and black&white illus.
"The Hermitage Cookbook" is a hymn to the unity of material world seen through the prism of art, literature, ethnographic observations and historical documents. The book covers a wide range of culinary recipes – ancient, national, family and royal. A...
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£29,99
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Modern in Southeast Asian Art Collected Texts
ISBN: PB: 9789811406645, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, July 2020
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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Suddenly Turning Visible Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989)
ISBN: PB: 9789811406522, Prestel Publishing, National Gallery Singapore, July 2020
192 pp., 27.5x21.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
In 1981, the Filipino artist and curator Raymundo Albano adopted the expression "Suddenly Turning Visible" to describe the rapid transformation of Manila's urban landscape. The visibility that Albano evoked was aspirational, driven by a desire for ra...
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£28,00
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Ai Weiwei Resetting Memories
ISBN: PB: 9788417047931, Prestel Publishing, Editorial RM, July 2020
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, July 2020
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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Do Ho Suh Works on Paper at STPI
ISBN: HB: 9783791359090, Prestel Publishing, July 2020
304 pp., 39.4x29 cm, 275 colour and black&white illus.
A sculptor and installation artist, Do Ho Suh is best known for his full-scale fabric works in which he meticulously reimagines the architectural space of his past homes. Recently, Suh has turned to print and paper as a new medium to channel and re-c...
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£75,00
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Eduardo Arroyo Artist Book
ISBN: HB: 9788417048884, Prestel Publishing, La Fabrica, July 2020
68 pp., 32.5x24.5 cm, 41 colour and black&white illus.
On this occasion, La Fabrica's exquisite, big-format series of Artist Books presents a selection of works by the famous Spanish artist Eduardo Arroyo, a key author in Narrative Figuration, Neo-figurative art and pop art. In the early 1960s, his work...
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£31,00
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