From the Archives
Hans Christian Adam
Hans Christian Adam studied psychology, art history and communication in Göttingen and Vienna. As a specialist in historical images, he has published numerous articles and books, including titles on travel and war photography. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Edward Sheriff Curtis: The North American Indian, Karl Blossfeldt, and Eugène Atget: Paris.
Sir Ken Adam, born 1921 in Berlin, first trained as an architect before starting out in the movie industry as a draughtsman. He progressed quickly to production design on several major films, including Ben-Hur. Known particularly for his semi-futuristic designs and use of modern technologies and materials, Adam has collaborated with such top-class movie directors as Michael Caine, Jacques Tourneur, Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kubrick.
Legendary artist Neal Adams began his comics career drawing fillers for Archie Comics in 1960, but achieved acclaim with the “Ben Casey” syndicated newspaper strip. He came to DC in 1967, where his celebrated runs on Batman and the controversial Green Lantern/Green Arrow stories cemented his reputation. In 1972, he turned to advertising illustration as the co-founder of design studio Continuity Associates.
™ & © DC Comics. (s12)
™ & © DC Comics. (s12)
Adam Blackbourn has been a member of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s working family since 2006. In addition to his work as an artist and writer, he and his partner Ruei Ji run the Chinese-to-English translation studio Bacon Translations. He has collaborated on numerous publications about Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Adrian Dannatt has been an actor, TV rock tour host, game-show contestant, filmmaker, artist, and curator. Editor-at-large of the New York literary journal Open City, he is also a contributing editor to Lacanian Ink and partner in the Paris-based movie distribution company Pretty Pictures. He has written for a wide variety of publications in Europe and America and for the last decade has been New York correspondent for The Art Newspaper. His books include US Holocaust Museum, Jan Worst, and Anthony Palliser.
Adam Lindemann is a private investor and influential collector of contemporary art and design. In partnership with designer Marc Newson, he re-launched Ikepod, a Swiss watch design company. He also writes a monthly column on collecting for The New York Observer.
Adrian Moore was born in Toronto and raised in the United States by British parents. He has written articles about culinary trends for a variety of international publications and is currently Assistant Chef Concierge at Mandarin Oriental, Paris. This is his first book.
Adele Schlombs studied Sinology, East Asian art history, European art history, and comparative religious studies at Cologne and Heidelberg Universities. From 1984 to 1987 she studied at Kyoto University and gained her doctorate in 1989 at Heidelberg University. In 1991, she took over the directorship of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne and since then she has organized numerous loan exhibitions of Japanese and Chinese art.