arnoldsche Art Publishers Program Autumn/Winter 2021
“Art can find expression in any form when it is shaped from the creative primal ground. Drawing a distinction between ‘applied art’ and ‘fine art’ is an outmoded concept dating from a compartmentalized era. […] In fact there is only one art, which is always fine, whether it is presented as a utilitarian object or a picture surface.”
This guiding principle defining what art is, as already formulated in the 1950s by Hanns Hoffmann-Lederer, member of the Bauhaus, designer, and teacher of design, symbolically informs our publishing program.
arnoldsche Art Publishers Program Spring/Summer 2021
In 2020 Denmark and Germany celebrated a Year of Cultural Friendship—to commemorate the centennial of the establishment of the official border between the two neighboring countries, which, after many years of, at times, violent conflict between them, has existed since 1920. This is also the occasion for publishing our newest title on the buildings realized in Germany by the celebrated Danish designer Arne Jacobsen and his compatriot Otto Weitling.
arnoldsche Art Publishers Program Autumn/Winter 2020
Art has always been the stage and means of a lively internationalism, as illustrated here in our new autumn releases: In Tikimania, the “Young Wild One” Bernd Zimmer embarks on a search for traces in the South Seas to discover new colors and motifs. The Norwegian artist Thorvald Hellesen finds international recognition in the 1920s Parisian avant-garde circles of Picasso, Léger, and Brâncuși. While in exile in New York, Piet Mondrian encounters the American Charmion von Wiegand and sets off with her on an intense artistic collaboration. All are pioneering examples of real-life internationalism and a prolific pluralism in art.
arnoldsche Art Publishers Program Spring/Summer 2020
In the year following the Bauhaus-anniversary, two extraordinary publications fdeal with the impact of the art school founded by Walter Gropius: Nordic Design. The Response to the Bauhaus. – and the publication Gestakt und Hinterhhalt [Form and Attack. A Reflection of the Bauhaus in the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt]. Other spring releases deal with a wide range of exciting topics from the fields of art and design: from shoe design in the last 2000 years to early Meissen porcelain from Swiss private collections to current trends in artistic ceramics. In addition, our new standard work on contemporary jewellery art presents for the first time over 1700 objects from the Danner rotunda at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.