Gombrich's The Story of Art is one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written and has been a world bestseller for seventy years.
First published in 1950, the book has been translated into approximately 30 languages. Gombrich combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject: The perfect introduction to art history, from the earliest cave…
Everyone interested in design, illustration, lifestyle, pop culture, typography or architecture is greatly served with gestalten books. They discover and document new trends and fashions of contemporary creative culture: from velo style, to magazine design, from travel guide to interior design, …
Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, documenting conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture.
McCurry is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Press Photographers Award, the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal, and two first-place prizes in the World Press…
These *hurts have just arrived from the U.S. You'll find all information on the book's condition in the bibliographical details.
Some of the books are remainders, second hand books, or warehouse discoveries and some are even rare titles, but in any case they convince with their inner values.
Some of the books on our website aren't in perfect condition. We mark these with (*Hurt). You'll find further information on the book's condition in the bibliographical details – some books aren't in mint condition or have a remainder mark ont the cut.
These books are often remainders, second hand books, or warehouse discoveries and some are even rare titles, but in any case they convince with…
This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time.
Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural…
In “Only Human“ Martin Parr explores the photographer's most enduring subject - people - as never before. By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, his photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight.
“Shooting Space“ provides a fantastic visual survey of contemporary artists' photography of architecture, featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Iwan Baan, Wolfgang…
As a co-founder of the photographers’ agency OSTKREUZ, Harald Hauswald is one of the most important German figures in the history of photography.
His works are invaluable, forming as they do a visual record of the history of a divided Germany and bearing witness to an insular and isolated world shortly before its downfall.
The photographs offer unique and revealing insight into everyday socialist…
This week, we have to do without our lovely colleague Christina. She is currently setting up her exhibition in Osnabrück.
It will start on September 26th! And it's worth a visit: https://hase29.de/christina-kramer-what-difference-do-you-make/
Here you'll find her current book "Points, Lines, Planes":
These wonderful books are warehouse discoveries: Charline von Heyl – Now or Else, Maria Lassnig, Niki de Saint Phalle & Josef Koudelka – Decreazione. They are all out of print and some have become quite expensive. Of course, you can get them here at very good prices ...
In his creative artistic work, Wolfgang Tillmans revolutionized the medium of photography in an unprecedented way.
This catalogue is published on the occasion of an extensive exhibition of Tillmans’s oeuvre at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel. It arranges and groups his works in a fresh way.
And on top of that, this book is a real bargain: Only €25 instead of €58.
It's quite shocking that books on female artists are very much underrepresented on our bookshelves. This must be changed!
Let's start with Jorinde Voigt, one of the most outstanding contemporary German artists.
The books "Codification of intimacy", "Immersion" and "Shift" provide a deep insight into her diverse and multi-layered work.
In her book “Oh Man“, Lise Sarfati takes us back to the oddly deserted heart of the city of Los Angeles.
In “Revolution in Hungary“, Erich Lessing documents the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and its aftermath in a series of world-famous photographs.
Available now for just €20 | €15.
Seiland’s epochal photographic study: For many years now, Alfred Seiland has been visiting antique sites around the Mediterranean, capturing them with his analog, large-format camera.
His destinations are the ruins of the Roman Empire from Egypt, Libya, and Israel to Italy, and the museums of Spain to Turkey. His motifs are often difficult to access—some are not public places and otherwise hidden…
Hartmann Books presents two new photo books:
For five years, Jörg Brüggemann was photographing the German "Autobahn" that runs through the landscapes and interconnects the cities. His photos show the increasing ambivalence towards the freeway and pose questions about the present and future of mobility.
In April 2019, Monika Fischer and Mathias Braschler started a road trip through 40 states of…
Steidl famously publishes outstanding and high-quality art and photography books showing very special attention to detail.
Now some new special editions have been announced by the publisher – real highlights which are for a short time available at a spectacular introductory price.
For example, William Eggleston's »The Outlands« is available for €280 instead of €380, and you can save €250…
The impressive catalogue of the retrospective of the German photographer Michael Schmidt (1945-2014) shows his complete work.
The photos, work prints or book dummies as well as archival material as invitation cards, posters and exhibition provide insights into Michael Schmidt's working methods.
Buchkunst Berlin has just released a new publication: STANDING BY THE WALL by Josef Wolfgang Mayer.
In the summer of 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mayer took numerous photos of the German-German border area.
These photographic triptychs arranged on fold-out pages show the gaps in the wall and the remaining elements of the border's fortifications which continue to dominate the…
Street Photography from a new perspective.
Drug deals, hook-ups, break-ups and secret codes - Jeff Mermelstein's photographs show the daily life in NYC in all its ups and downs.
Since 2017 Mermelstein has been secretly snapping shots of New Yorker's text messages. His images have now been collected in #nyc, a new book published by MACK.
René Groebli is one of the most important Swiss photographers and participated in the famous exhibition “Family of Man“ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
His books Das Auge der Liebe (1954) and Magie der Schiene (1949) are real rarities and photo book classics, which have now been published in a new edition.
Dutch Art from Rembrandt to Vermeer:
In the 17th century the Netherlands experienced a Golden Age: the economy flourished, overseas trade developed and art production reached its peak.
During this golden era Jan Steen, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals and, last but not least, Rembrandt and Vermeer created iconic works.
“The only revolutionary force is the power of human creativity.“ (Joseph Beuys)
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) became one of the most charismatic creative personalities of the 20th century. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism and social philosophy and culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture.
We glance northwards: to the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic photography scene; to the Swedish master photographer Strömholm, to Engström who is well known for his carefully designed photobooks, to Nelli Palomäki, an important representative of the Helsinki School, to Torbjørn Rødland, who composes impressive photobooks, conjuring a world of ambiguous scenes.
We hope you will…
The circle around Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, August Macke, Alexej Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin as well as the group around Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Georges Vantongerloo are among the most influential art movements of modernism.
The highlights of our selection are the exhibition catalogues "Vasily Kandinsky – From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus" and “Van Doesburg…
Monet's Impressionist landscapes, Turner's ports, Le Gray's seascapes, Cuisset's campagnes françaises, Becker's broken line, sunsets, sunrises, forests, mountains, beaches – beautiful, delicate, eerie, melancholic, flooded with light and shadow. All this can be found in our selection of titles:
Documentary photographer Lauren Greenfields “Generation Wealth“ is an extraordinary visual history of our growing obsession with wealth.
We visit the homes and observe the rituals of the international elite – from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China. We gain intimate access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth. And we encounter the A-list celebrities we follow on reality…
Founded in 2016, Hartmann Books concentrates on producing high quality photo books which are characterized by a balanced interplay of subject, form, content and design. The small publishing house publishes only 10-12 titles a year, but already presents an impressive portfolio.
The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a slip-cased, two-volume, A to Z collection of cartoons by the magazine’s artists from 1924 to the present.
Bob Mankoff – for two decades the cartoon editor of the New Yorker – has organized nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 300 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being…
The sea, the beach, the sun, a lemonade in the park, a relaxing afternoon in the garden or on the balcony, a visit to a lake ... and a book: the perfect holiday. But holiday literature is not necessarily fiction. That's why we compiled a selection of art books:
From catalogue to biography or textbook, small, compact, witty entertaining... and some at very reduced prices.
“I'm more interested in being good than being famous.”
The legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured the defining moments and people of our time. She is best known for her intimate and iconic portraits of celebrities like John Lennon, Demi Moore, Barack Obama, the Queen, Hillary Clinton, David Hockney, Zaha Hadid.
This large-format book shows her portraits from the years 2005 to 2016…
Described as a “photographer without a camera”, Katrien De Blauwer blends photographic material from old international magazines and newspapers to create new images.
She is one of today’s most distinguished photomontage artists.
We'd like to present three of her lovely book projects: Why I hate cars, I Close My Eyes, Then I Drift Away and cheveux longs... cheveux courts.
Jules Chéret lead the way for this art form and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec perfected it: At the end of the 19th century the poster was not merely a means of advertisement or political campaigns. Sketched by artists, posters became a favourable artwork to collect, poster-societies were installed and poster-exhibitions presented the diversity of designs. The Affichomanie reached its climax.
After the turn…
Very special and exclusive offer just for you: the two collector's editions with hand-signed and numbered print for 550 € each (instead of 2000 €). The normal edition is available for 68 € and the signed book for 85 €. A real bargain!
Really great art books and current exhibition catalogues: The impressive catalogue raisonné of Dürer's paintings, the exhibition catalogue on the two artistic giants Caravaggio and Bernini, an insight into the magnificent work of Sophie Calle, Monet's wonderful landscapes, Dieter Rams' theses for good design, Kiki Smith, Samuel Fosso, Arthur Elgort, Ed Clark, van Gogh, Titian, Warhol and some titles…
The ultimate celebration of one of the most in-demand portrait photographers.
During the course of his time at the Rolling Stone magazine, Mark Seliger photographed more than 125 covers. He has captured some of the most iconic images of the most famous and influential faces of our time, including Kurt Cobain, Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie,…
Time and again, she appears in various states of undress: Venus, the goddess – whether she was painted by Botticelli and Cabanel or Cranach, Titian and Velázquez. And Eve, the seductress - she's also naked. Goya's Maja, Manet's Olympia, Klimt's Judith - they refer to Venus and Eve, the prototypes of the nude.
Albrecht Dürer depicted himself naked, Mapplethorpe's self-portrait is more explicit.…
Current events in the USA reflect the great inequality that exists in American society. No other country is similarly diverse, is met with both yearning and skepticism, is an epitome of stereotype: the myth of the American Dream, the Wild West, both liberal and prudish, caught between possibilities and boundaries.
All of this is reflected in the photographer’s pictures as well as many more facets…
This book is a record of Peter Bialobrzeski’s time in England in the early 1990’s. The publication is his diploma work, made in two handbound, then still completely analogue made dummy books. Now, 27 years later the book is published as an almost facsimile version of the original layout.
In his photos, he captured the class ridden society: “When I left Germany, I left a booming economy in a…
Doisneau's „Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville" is one of the most famous photographs in the world. In these days when the coronavirus has changed the way we live, the physical closeness shown here seems almost surreal - cafés and streets full of people, no face covering and no social distance. Certainly today's street photographers will also produce iconic images of these strange times: What they will…
From 1925 until his death in 1929 Aby Warburg worked on his Mnemosyne Atlas, a volume of plates that has taken on mythical status in the study of modern art and visual studies. With this project, Warburg created a visual reference system that was far ahead of its time. Pinning black and white photographic reproductions on black-strung boards, Warburg created constellations that made cross-epochal inferences…
In her drawings, photographs, installations and books, American Artist Roni Horn has been exploring the nature of water and its universal qualities for over 30 years:
“Water… reassures you, affirms you, shows you who you are, ... sighs, sucks, laughs, splishes, splashes, slashes, washes, murmurs, gushes, bubbles, babbles, shimmers, shines, gleams.“
Roni Horn's Dictionary of Water, for example,…
David Goldblatt has documented the far-reaching effects of Apartheid in South African society. His pictures recorded those moments, scenes of everyday life and seemingly unprepossessing things that tend to be the most revelatory.
These four titles are now available as a set for 70 €: On the Mines | Particulars | Boksburg | Structures de Domination et de Démocratie
2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death.
Crowned the “Prince of Painters” by Giorgio Vasari, Raphael (1483–1520) stands as one of the most popular artists of the Italian Renaissance.
Around 1515, Raphael designed a set of tapestries for Leo X, the first Medici pope. Now lost, these spectacular, grand-scale textiles are reconstructed in “Raphael’s Tapestries“ and set among…