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During the course of the exhibition Intolerance, a three-part catalogue, will be published by Verlag Feymedia, edited by Willem de Rooij and Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and designed by Martha Stutteregger.

496 p., 340 color, 60 b/w illustrations
Three volumes, hardcover, in slipcase
ISBN 978-3-94-145923-6
95.00 €

Volume 1: Intolerance

Volume one of the catalogue documents the installation “Intolerance” in the Neue Nationalgalerie through 40 color illustrations. In a joint text, Willem de Rooij and Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer explain the social and political conditions under which both groups of objects were originally produced. In a further text, Juliane Rebentisch examines the principle of montage in this and other works by Willem de Rooij.

Juliane Rebentisch teaches philsophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main and is a member of the Cluster of Ecxcellence "Normative Orders" there. She received a PhD from the University Potsdam in 2002 and habilitated in Frankfurt in 2010. She published numerous texts and publications on contemporary art, amongst them Ästhetik der Installation (Aesthetics of Installation, Suhrkamp 2003).

Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer studied Comparative Literature and History and earned his PhD in 2006 at the Freie Universität Berlin with a thesis on the artist Dieter Roth. He works as a writer, lecturer and scholar in the field of art and esthetics.

Volume 2: Melchior d’Hondecoeter (1636-1695)

This volume offers the first comprehensive book publication on the work of the Dutch painter Melchior d’Hondecoeter. It contains more than 80 color illustrations and two texts: Marrigje Rikken represents an overview of the life and work of the painter; Lisanne Wepler explores the narrative potential of Melchior d’Hondecoeter’s paintings.

Marrigje Rikken is an art historian. While working as assistant curator Dutch 17th-century paintings at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, she wrote a text on Melchior d'Hondecoeter. She is currenly writing her PhD dissertation on the way artists employed newly acquired knowledge of natural history for the depictions of animals between 1550-1670.

Lisanne Wepler wrote her M.A. thesis on the significance of fables for the genre of bird paintings in Dutch baroque. Currently she is writing her doctoral thesis on the narrative potential of bird pieces from the 17th to 18th century in Dutch art at the institute of art history at the University of Bonn.

Volume 3: Hawaiian Featherwork

For the first time, this volume delivers a compilation of all the known feather objects that originated in Hawaii before 1900. It contains more than 260 illustrations of feather-god images, helmets, capes and cloaks. Adrienne Kaeppler wrote both the catalogue raisonné and the accompanying text, which consolidates what is known about production, coloration, design and meaning of these objects. It follows the introduction of Hawaiian featherwork into Europe and beyond, and it seeks to explain why and under whose authority these objects left Hawaii.

Adrienne Kaeppler has dedicated herself to material and spiritual culture of Hawai‘i since 1960. She is a social/cultural anthropologist and Curator of Oceanic Ethnology (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, New Guinea, and Australia) at the National Museum of Natural History/National Museum of Man, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She received her BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Hawai‘i. Before she came to the Smithsonian she was an anthropologist on the staff of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.