Bruun Rasmussen Publishing

The publishing house issues books on art within different areas of expertise.

 

The house of Bruun Rasmussen has been in the business of presenting art, antiques, design and collectibles to the public since 1948. Bruun Rasmussen, therefore, commands many years of experience in handling the various subject areas in which the auction house is engaged on a daily basis.

Throughout the years the company has produced a considerable number of catalogues that have become ever bulkier and more and more colourful featuring more and more photographs. Furthermore, Bruun Rasmussen has issued several books on the many auctions that have been conducted in the house as well as a number of other publications, e.g. the cultural magazine entitled AuktionsLiv (Auction Living).

In 2006, in continuation of these activities within the presentation of art and culture to the public and in order to further underpin and strengthen its communicative efforts, Bruun Rasmussen decided to establish Bruun Rasmussen Publishing.

The objective is to publish scholarly titles with a pronounced focus on conveying the subject matter to a wide readership, drawing on Bruun Rasmussen's long-standing tradition in the presentation of art and culture to the public.

Publishing suggestions

If you have a good idea for a publication, we would be happy to receive a brief description of the project, a tentative table of contents and perhaps a trial chapter – there is no need to forward us an entire manuscript, that is. In addition, please enclose a brief presentation of yourself and your background. You may send such material by e-mail to publishing@bruun-rasmussen.dk or by regular mail to Bruun Rasmussen Publishing, Bredgade 33, 1260 Copenhagen K.

Latest titles from Bruun Rasmussen Publishing:

‘What is it worth? Kay Bojesen – Toys and Silverware’, edited by Christine Almlund and Sebastian Hauge Lerche

Kay Bojesen is one of the most cherished characters in Danish design. He was trained as a silversmith at Georg Jensen and achieved several awards for his functional and elegant design. He was perhaps most celebrated for his wooden toys. Kay Bojesen’s wooden monkey has long since become a classic, and today Bojesen’s toys and silverware are in great demand. The book offers an introduction to Kay Bojesen’s spirited universe and the current value of his designs. The book, which is featured in Bruun Rasmussen’s collector’s series, has been published in association with Gyldendal. The series also includes ‘What is it worth? Poul Henningsen – PH-lamps’.

The retail price is DKK 149 and the book is available in Danish at all Danish bookstores and can also be ordered online here

‘What is it worth? Poul Henningsen – PH-lamps’, edited by Christine Almlund and Sebastian Hauge Lerche

Poul Henningsen, best known to most Danes by his initials PH, was a widely embracing talent as an architect, cultural critic, satirical writer, and lighting designer. In the 1920s, Poul Henningsen created the PH-lamp, which with its unique shade design revolutionised modern lighting and became and icon in modern Danish design history. He continued to design lamps right up until his death and all his designs are in great demand. The book relates the story of Poul Henningsen’s road into the art of lighting and offers insight into the current value of his lamps. The book is featured in Bruun Rasmussen’s collector’s series and is published in association with Gyldendal. The series also includes ‘What is it Worth? Kay Bojesen – Toys and Silverware’.

The retail price is DKK 149 and the book is available in Danish at all Danish bookstores from 8 October and can also be ordered online here

Russia’s Icons, by Annika Hvitahamar

‘Russia’s Icons’ is the most comprehensive reference book in Danish about the history, motifs and cultural use of Russian icons. The book offers inspiring reading for those seeking to learn more about the myths and symbolism behind Russian icons as well as those with a special interest in the Russian Orthodox cultural sphere. Profusely illustrated with more than 200 colour images of the most common kinds of icons, the book also features as a guide to the current value of Russian icons. The book furthermore includes an encyclopaedia of icons and an introduction to Russian Orthodox religious festivals and the most prominent schools of icon painting. The book is authored by Annika Hvitahamar Ph.D., who is a Sociologist of Religion and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark where she conducts research and holds lectures in Russian Orthodox Christianity and iconography.

The retail price is DKK 399 and the book is available at all Danish bookstores and can be ordered online here

Antikguiden. Hammerslag, stilhistorie og leksikon [Guide to Antiquities. Hammerprices, styles and dictionary] by Gorm Benzon

This guide to antiquities contains more than 4.000 references about antiquities and collector’s items, from furniture, porcelain and glass to coins, toys and ethnographical objects. The book is richly illustrated with more than 400 photographs of antiquities and other items, which have all been sold at auction. The photos and the hammer prices make it easy to use the book as a guide to what the objects are worth. Furthermore the most important stylistic genres in the history of art are explained and illustrated on separate openings throughout the book.

The book is sold at a price of DKK 200.00 and it is available in bookstores all across Denmark. For online purchase go to this website.

Værket på væggen. Et kunsthistorisk essay om Asger Jorns Dragørværk [The painting on the wall. An essay on Asger Jorn's Dragør work] by Tine Blicher-Moritz

This book tells the story of the almost unknown wall painting by Asger Jorn, one of his most colourful and explosive. In 2007 the wall painting was taken down from its place on a hall wall in a house in the small town of Dragør by Copenhagen and restored and transfered to canvas by museum conservators. Tine Blicher-Moritz, who is keeper at the modern collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, recounts in "Værket på væggen" the story of Jorn's wall painting and his spontaneous work methods. She also examines the close relation Jorn had with the owner of the house in Dragør, Robert Dahlmann Olsen - a relation which until now has not been treated thoroughly in Danish art historic research.

The book is sold at a price of DKK 149.00 and it is available in bookstores all across Denmark. For online purchase go to this website.

Moderne dansk møbeldesign[Modern Danish Furniture Design] by Per H. Hansen and Klaus Petersen

Professors Per H. Hansen and Klaus Petersen, both of whom collect Danish furniture classics personally, have co-authored the work Moderne dansk møbeldesign – Tendenser, hammerslag og historie [Modern Danish Furniture Design – Currents, Hammer Prices and History], published in collaboration with Gyldendal Publishers. The book presents the history of Danish furniture design and the trends within the hammer prices of modern Danish furniture classics.

The book is sold at a price of DKK 349.00 and it is available in bookstores all across Denmark. For online purchase go to this website.

Fra billedhilsen til postkort - Postkortets historie i Danmark [From Picture Greeting to Postcard – The History of the Postcard in Denmark] by Henrik Selsøe Sørensen, Claus Boie and Gorm Christensen

In this comprehensive work, three of the Denmark's leading postcard collectors offer the reader a highly detailed introduction to the historical development of the postcard, from the earliest picture greetings to the golden age of the postcard in the beginning of the 20th century. This book, illustrated with reproductions of several hundred postcards, also contains a price guide for some of the most coveted kinds of postcards.

The price is DKK 399.00 and it may be ordered at the bookseller. For online purchase go to this website.

 

For further information on Bruun Rasmussen Publishing, please contact: publishing@bruun-rasmussen.dk or tel. +45 8818 1299.