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The fifth volume of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne compiles the approximately 367 works made by the influential American conceptual artist (b. 1931) from 2005 through 2010. During these years, the artist undertook a number of series, including the shaped erasures of Blockage ; the word-and-image juxtapositions of Prima Facie ...
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne: Volume Five: 2005-2010
The fifth volume of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne compiles the approximately 367 works made by the influential American conceptual artist (b. 1931) from 2005 through 2010. During these years, the artist undertook a number of series, including the shaped erasures of Blockage ; the word-and-image juxtapositions of Prima Facie ; the explorations of the face in Nose and Ears, Etc. and Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads ; and the muted, spare Sediment works on canvas. Catalogue entries allow readers to trace the shifts and developments in Baldessari's work during these years, a time of continued experimentation and aesthetic distillation that is further explored in a conversation between Baldessari and fellow artist David Salle. A critical essay by Hannah B. Higgins provides a close reading of selected works and gives a historical context for understanding Baldessari's art from this period.
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255.94 USD

John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne: Volume Five: 2005-2010

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Art Galleries across the world are now full of works that are so bizarre or devoid of skill. Anything including a kitchen sink can be called 'Art' if it has enough high-brow verbiage nonsense written about it...namely Art-Bollockese. To beat a path through this intellectual guff and express the views ...
Art Bollockese: Fallacies in Projecting and Promoting Modern Art
Art Galleries across the world are now full of works that are so bizarre or devoid of skill. Anything including a kitchen sink can be called 'Art' if it has enough high-brow verbiage nonsense written about it...namely Art-Bollockese. To beat a path through this intellectual guff and express the views undoubtedly held by many, the nominated voice of common sense; Joe C Threwitt MA, provides provocative and fun-poking opinions on featured artists and their woeful, weird and/or wacky creations...including the Art Bollockese written about: - A Pile of Bricks - A Messy Bed - A Giant Butt Plug - yes, really! - Canvases Painted White - Toilet Sculpture - Cavorting Nudes - Billboard Poetry Located in Beauty Spots...and many more examples including Turner Prize winning works and well known simplistic, minimalist and conceptual pieces of art; that could have easily been created by a young child or tree living primate. If this book doesn't have you laughing out loud, you must be living on planet Fluxus!
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25.190000 USD

Art Bollockese: Fallacies in Projecting and Promoting Modern Art

by Jeff Andrews
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Arthur Drexler (1921-1987) served as the curator and director of the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) from 1951 until 1986-the longest curatorship in the museum's history. Over four decades he conceived and oversaw trailblazing exhibitions that not only reflected but also anticipated major stylistic ...
Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art - The Arthur Drexler Years, 1951-1986
Arthur Drexler (1921-1987) served as the curator and director of the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) from 1951 until 1986-the longest curatorship in the museum's history. Over four decades he conceived and oversaw trailblazing exhibitions that not only reflected but also anticipated major stylistic developments. Although several books cover the roles of MoMA's founding director, Alfred Barr, and the department's first curator, Philip Johnson, this is the only in-depth study of Drexler, who gave the department its overall shape and direction. During Drexler's tenure, MoMA played a pivotal role in examining the work and confirming the reputations of twentieth-century architects, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Exploring unexpected subjects-from the design of automobiles and industrial objects to a reconstruction of a Japanese house and garden-Drexler's boundary-pushing shows promoted new ideas about architecture and design as modern arts in contemporary society. The department's public and educational programs projected a culture of popular accessibility, offsetting MoMA's reputation as an elitist institution. Drawing on rigorous archival research as well as author Thomas S. Hines's firsthand experience working with Drexler, Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art analyses how MoMA became a touchstone for the practice and study of midcentury architecture.
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59.72 USD

Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art - The Arthur Drexler Years, 1951-1986

by Thomas S. Hines
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Expertly crafted from thousands of tiny and intricately arranged pieces, micromosaics appear at first glance to be miniature paintings. Closer inspection reveals the extraordinary skill of the virtuoso makers, who were able to create exquisite images brimming with drama and atmosphere. Focusing on 30 highlights from the V&A's superlative Rosalinde ...
Micromosaics: Highlights from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection
Expertly crafted from thousands of tiny and intricately arranged pieces, micromosaics appear at first glance to be miniature paintings. Closer inspection reveals the extraordinary skill of the virtuoso makers, who were able to create exquisite images brimming with drama and atmosphere. Focusing on 30 highlights from the V&A's superlative Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, which includes some of the finest examples of micromosaics made, this new book explores the technical aspects of micromosaic construction, its roots in antiquity, their incredible popularity in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, and their evolution through the nineteenth century until the technique virtually vanished in the early 1900s
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15.700000 USD

Micromosaics: Highlights from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

by Heike Zech
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The Jockey Club and its remarkable collection are part of racing's heritage. Assembled over three centuries, the collection contains some of the best racing art in existence including paintings by George Stubbs, J.F. Herring, and Sir Alfred Munnings among many works by lesser artists. Taken as a whole the contents ...
The Jockey Club Collection: A Catalogue and the Story of its Creation over Three Centuries
The Jockey Club and its remarkable collection are part of racing's heritage. Assembled over three centuries, the collection contains some of the best racing art in existence including paintings by George Stubbs, J.F. Herring, and Sir Alfred Munnings among many works by lesser artists. Taken as a whole the contents of the Club's premises in Newmarket are enough to fascinate anyone with even a passing interest in sporting pictures or racing. This catalogue much extends the previous one privately published in 2006; in this new publication all works are illustrated and arranged alphabetically by artist with short biographies. There are some 50 additions of which the most important are a particularly fine painting by John Ferneley and a portrait of The Queen with her Ascot Gold Cup winner, Estimate. The accompanying text by David Oldrey, the pre-eminent authority on racing art, provides detailed information about the works themselves and about the horses, owners, trainers and jockeys depicted.
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59.72 USD

The Jockey Club Collection: A Catalogue and the Story of its Creation over Three Centuries

by David Oldrey
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Together with Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schutte, Johan Creten is considered one of the pioneers of the revival of ceramics in contemporary art. He has been using clay in a highly innovative manner since as far back as the 1980s. His sculptures contain numerous, often ambiguous, references and meanings, which ...
Johan Creten. Naked Roots
Together with Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schutte, Johan Creten is considered one of the pioneers of the revival of ceramics in contemporary art. He has been using clay in a highly innovative manner since as far back as the 1980s. His sculptures contain numerous, often ambiguous, references and meanings, which he encourages viewers to determine themselves through observation. Influenced by man and nature, classical antiquity, art history, opera, literature, and poetry, and by more current, socially charged subjects such as politics, racism, power relations, and sexuality, Johan Creten moulds his impressions into a world filled with fantastic animals, flowers, and human figures. This book includes nine historical objects from Creten's collection that relate to his groundbreaking oeuvre. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition Naked Roots/Naakte Wortels, which features 50 large-scale works on display at museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague, 1 June-30 September 2018. Text in English and Dutch.
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57.750000 USD

Johan Creten. Naked Roots

by Joost Bergman, John Creten
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The young Belgian artist Ben Sledsens (b. 1991) is only just starting his artistic career, yet he has already been embraced by the art world. In his large canvases he translates the classical genres of painting - the portrait, the still life, the interior, the landscape - into the visual ...
Ben Sledsens
The young Belgian artist Ben Sledsens (b. 1991) is only just starting his artistic career, yet he has already been embraced by the art world. In his large canvases he translates the classical genres of painting - the portrait, the still life, the interior, the landscape - into the visual language of his own rich universe. He cuts up everyday life and manipulates his experiences. The results appear to be snapshots of the ordinary, which nevertheless always feel special and poetic. The influence of great masters such as Matisse, Rousseau and Bruegel is never far away in his small utopias. Inspired by nature, Sledsens' works are created organically. No rigid lines or preconceived diagrams, but a naturally flowing reflection of his thoughts at a given moment. It is the very simplicity of his subjects that makes the images so open to interpretation. The viewer completes a narrative that has the potential to run in all directions. Sledsens' canvases, which are literally large enough to step inside, invite you to disappear into your thoughts. Sledsens' works are always subtly interconnected, for example through recurring objects. The ending of one work sows the seed for the next. In this way, it is as though his nascent oeuvre forms one great story. Text in English and Dutch.
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52.500000 USD

Ben Sledsens

by Manfred Sellink, Karen van Godtsenhoven
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This book represents the first study dedicated to Twentieth Century German Art, the 1938 London exhibition that was the largest international response to the cultural policies of National Socialist Germany and the infamous Munich exhibition Degenerate Art. Provenance research into the catalogued exhibits has enabled a full reconstruction of the ...
The Twentieth Century German Art Exhibition: Answering Degenerate Art in 1930s London
This book represents the first study dedicated to Twentieth Century German Art, the 1938 London exhibition that was the largest international response to the cultural policies of National Socialist Germany and the infamous Munich exhibition Degenerate Art. Provenance research into the catalogued exhibits has enabled a full reconstruction of the show for the first time: its contents and form, its contributors and their motivations, and its impact both in Britain and internationally. Presenting the research via six case-study exhibits, the book sheds new light on the exhibition and reveals it as one of the largest emigre projects of the period, which drew contributions from scores of German emigre collectors, dealers, art critics, and from the `degenerate' artists themselves. The book explores the show's potency as an anti-Nazi statement, which prompted a direct reaction from Hitler himself.
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196.22 USD

The Twentieth Century German Art Exhibition: Answering Degenerate Art in 1930s London

by Lucy Wasensteiner
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Accompanying an exhibition at Gagosian New York, this catalogue explores nine of Tom Wesselmann s monumental works made between 1967 and 1981. It marks the first time that the complete series of Standing Still Lifes has been exhibited. Each work in the series is comprised of multiple canvases shaped according ...
Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes
Accompanying an exhibition at Gagosian New York, this catalogue explores nine of Tom Wesselmann s monumental works made between 1967 and 1981. It marks the first time that the complete series of Standing Still Lifes has been exhibited. Each work in the series is comprised of multiple canvases shaped according to the outline of the commonplace objects that they depict. Wesselmann was one of the leading American Pop artists, perhaps best known for his Great American Nude series.
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153.56 USD

Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes

by Ara H. Merjian
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Arguably the most important living artist in America, Jasper Johns (b. 1930) has been a leading advocate of drawing as an artistic genre in its own right, not just a preparatory medium for other works. This catalogue brings together 41 of Johns's drawings, spanning more than 60 years of his ...
The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns
Arguably the most important living artist in America, Jasper Johns (b. 1930) has been a leading advocate of drawing as an artistic genre in its own right, not just a preparatory medium for other works. This catalogue brings together 41 of Johns's drawings, spanning more than 60 years of his illustrious career and, beginning in 1954, the origin of his mature practice. It encompasses his most famous recurring motifs, including flags, targets, and numbers, and an essay by David Breslin contextualizes this reiterative aspect of Johns's career. Exquisite reproductions and large-scale details reveal the touch and process of this master draftsman, imparting to the reader a feeling of being in close contact with the artist himself. As this intimate book shows, Johns's art, at once simple and enigmatic, is above all a meditation on the world around him, a constant investigation of what he calls the condition of being here.
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34.12 USD

The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns

by David Breslin
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Although the word Victorian connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era's painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The ...
Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
Although the word Victorian connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era's painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The full spectrum of the Victorian avant- garde is in magnificent display in this book that features nearly 150 works drawn from the Birmingham Museum's unparalleled collection. Characterized by attention to detail, vibrant colors, and engagement with literary themes and daily life, the paintings, works on paper, and decorative objects featured reveal the myriad ways Victorian artists and artisans made sense of a rapidly changing world. Perceptive essays and the latest scholarship illuminate the issues these artists contended with, including the relationship to art and nature, questions of class and gender identity, the value of handmade versus machine production, and the search for beauty in an age of industry. Designed to reflect the tactile nature of the work and featuring typography inspired by the Victorian era, this beautiful volume is as fresh and bold as the visionaries it celebrates.
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85.30 USD

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

by Victoria Osborne, Timothy Barringer, Martin Ellis
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During the pivotal years between the world wars, Surrealist artists on both sides of the Atlantic responded through their works to the rise of Hitler and the spread of Fascism in Europe, resulting in a period of surprising brilliance and fertility. Monstrosities in the real world bred monsters in paintings ...
Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
During the pivotal years between the world wars, Surrealist artists on both sides of the Atlantic responded through their works to the rise of Hitler and the spread of Fascism in Europe, resulting in a period of surprising brilliance and fertility. Monstrosities in the real world bred monsters in paintings and sculpture, on film, and in the pages of journals and artists' books. Despite the political and personal turmoil brought on by the Spanish Civil War and World War II, avant-garde artists in Europe and those who sought refuge in the United States pushed themselves to create some of the most potent and striking images of the Surrealist movement. Trailblazing essays by four experts in the field trace the experimental and international extent of Surrealist art during these years--and, perhaps most unexpectedly of all, its irrepressible beauty.
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52.500000 USD

Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

by Oliver Tostmann
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From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes ...
Oceania
From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and expressively sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences.
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81.90 USD

Oceania

by Nicholas Thomas, Peter Brunt
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This is the first comprehensive study of the diverse role and impact of photography at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, drawing together two decades of research to create a broader understanding of the step-change in image making and distribution represented by The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry ...
Photography and the Great Exhibition
This is the first comprehensive study of the diverse role and impact of photography at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, drawing together two decades of research to create a broader understanding of the step-change in image making and distribution represented by The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations - the genesis of the V&A. While the Great Exhibition has received a variety of detailed examinations, its role in exhibiting and furthering the cause and exploitation of photography and its impact on illustration has been largely underappreciated. More broadly, 1851 saw a massive change in information management: in the creation and dissemination of visually based graphic information characterized by images of the building, its contents and their display that collectively constituted the Great Exhibition. Photography played a critical role in this quantum leap.
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153.56 USD

Photography and the Great Exhibition

by Anthony Hamber
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Do you believe in magic? Even if you don't, you probably 'think magically' sometimes. We touch wood to stop bad things happening, or take a lucky object to a job interview or exam in an irrational attempt to influence the outcome. Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft was the first exhibition ...
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft
Do you believe in magic? Even if you don't, you probably 'think magically' sometimes. We touch wood to stop bad things happening, or take a lucky object to a job interview or exam in an irrational attempt to influence the outcome. Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft was the first exhibition to examine how magical thinking has been practised over the centuries. With exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover, enchanted animal hearts pierced with nails, mummified cats concealed in walls and many other intriguing objects, the exhibition catalogue shows that the use of magic is driven by our strongest emotions: the need to be loved, our fear of evil and the desire to protect our homes. Authors explore the practice of magic in the medieval universe, the early modern community and the modern home. While belief in magic and rituals can be comforting, it also led to the persecution of women as witches. This book examines both the idea of the witch and the reality of how women were accused of witchcraft. Even today, our tendency to think magically has not changed as much as we might think. Some of the chapters discuss contemporary ideas about magical thinking and the artworks produced especially for the exhibition to make connections between the ideas and experience of magic in the past and in the present.
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34.12 USD

Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft

by Marina Wallace, Sophie Page
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The most thorough survey of the provocative British artist, sculptor, and photographer, Sarah Lucas, one of the most important living British artists Sarah Lucas, having emerged in the UK in the late 1980s alongside artists including Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, gained notoriety for her bawdy and irreverent sculptures. Often ...
Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
The most thorough survey of the provocative British artist, sculptor, and photographer, Sarah Lucas, one of the most important living British artists Sarah Lucas, having emerged in the UK in the late 1980s alongside artists including Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, gained notoriety for her bawdy and irreverent sculptures. Often using found objects, Lucas provokes viewers with works that challenge our notions of gender, sexuality, and identity. Featuring eight essays and an interview with the artist, this volume reveals the breadth and complexity of Lucas's work in sculpture, photography, and installation over the past three decades.
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102.29 USD

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel

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A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this ...
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavishly illustrated book features over one hundred spectacular works of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing-including large-scale portraits, court robes, and richly decorated Buddhist sutras-that bring the splendor of the Qing court to life. A series of insightful essays examines the fascinating ways that key imperial women engaged with art, religion, and politics. This unprecedented exploration of the Qing court from the perspective of its royal women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history.
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76.79 USD

Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912

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From his abstract sculptures and collage to furniture and largescale works, the character of Franz West's work is unrestrainedly irreverent, and yet also profoundly philosophical. Deeply influenced by Viennese actionism and the Viennese art scene of the 1960s and 1970s, West sought to relocate art from pristine gallery spaces into ...
Franz West
From his abstract sculptures and collage to furniture and largescale works, the character of Franz West's work is unrestrainedly irreverent, and yet also profoundly philosophical. Deeply influenced by Viennese actionism and the Viennese art scene of the 1960s and 1970s, West sought to relocate art from pristine gallery spaces into the everyday. His Passstucke (Adaptives) -papier-mache pieces that were intentionally made to be handled - explored an immediate relationship between art and its audience in a performative but also psychological way. Extending this theme, he later created playful sculptures that doubled as seats and communal spaces. In his final years he produced a number of large, coloured aluminium sculptures for installation in public spaces (including Central Park, New York, the Place Vendome, Paris, and the Stubenbrucke in Vienna). Throughout his career, West collaborated with numerous artists, musicians, writers and photographers, many of whom have been interviewed for this new publication, providing a richly detailed and personal overview of the artist's 40-year career. This new publication ably examines both the artist's ironic, punk sensibility and his original approach to materials, colours and forms. Also included are examples of his lesser-known drawings and works on paper. In 2011, West was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and has twice been selected for the Kassel Documenta (IX & X); and, much like his contemporaries Mike Kelley or Gerhard Richter, West has become a key figure of inspiration for a generation of younger artists.
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41.950000 USD
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A Pre-Columbian art lover and noted curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. Along with 150 full-colour glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver and copper objects, the acclaimed author, explorer and filmmaker Hugh Thomson gives a detailed, ...
Traveling with Cortes and Pizarro - Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art
A Pre-Columbian art lover and noted curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. Along with 150 full-colour glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver and copper objects, the acclaimed author, explorer and filmmaker Hugh Thomson gives a detailed, exciting narrative, based upon extensive research, of the role art played in the conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortes and of Peru by Francisco Pizarro. It is rare that a collector takes such a personal, descriptive part in publishing his treasure trove, but in this lavishly illustrated book, Stuart Handler describes why he gathered Pre-Columbian art, what attracted him to the individual pieces, and, from his forty-five years of building art collections in various media and genres, what artistic attributes make these objects outstanding works of art.
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119.44 USD

Traveling with Cortes and Pizarro - Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art

by Joanne Stuhr, Hugh Thomson, Stuart Handler
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This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette's inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess's many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works ...
Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court: The Princesse de Lamballe
This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette's inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess's many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works by some of the period's leading artists and artisans. The book sheds new light on the agency, sorority and taste of Marie-Antoinette and her friends, a group of female patrons and model of courtly collecting that would be extinguished by the coming revolution.
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196.22 USD

Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court: The Princesse de Lamballe

by Sarah Grant
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A new appraisal of intriguing and meditative figural works by one of the 19th century's great masters of landscape The women painted by Camille Corot (1796-1875) read, dream, and gaze at the viewer, conveying an independent spirit and a sense of their inner lives. Corot's handling of color and his ...
Corot: Women
A new appraisal of intriguing and meditative figural works by one of the 19th century's great masters of landscape The women painted by Camille Corot (1796-1875) read, dream, and gaze at the viewer, conveying an independent spirit and a sense of their inner lives. Corot's handling of color and his deft, delicate touch applied to the female form resulted in pictures of quiet majesty. Although these figural paintings constitute a relatively small and little-known portion of his oeuvre, they were of great importance for the founders of modernist painting, such as Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque. This publication encompasses some forty paintings by Corot-from the single-figure bust and full-length images of the 1840s through the 1860s nudes and his allegorical series devoted to the model in the studio. Essays by leading experts in the field address Corot's debt to the old masters and the impact of his pictures on both 19th- and 20th-century painting, the relationship of his figural work to his more famous landscape practice, his response to the shifting social position of artists' models, and the incursion of photography into artistic practice in the Second Empire and early Third Republic.
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68.25 USD

Corot: Women

by Mary Morton
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With 70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this is the largest survey of Torres-Garcia s work to be on view in an American gallery since Joaquin Torres-Garcia curated his own exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1950. The book includes previously unpublished texts by the artist and iconic ...
The Worlds of Joaquin Torres-Garcia
With 70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this is the largest survey of Torres-Garcia s work to be on view in an American gallery since Joaquin Torres-Garcia curated his own exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1950. The book includes previously unpublished texts by the artist and iconic works that were kept by the family as representative examples of different moments in his career, first by the artist and later by family members who inherited them as a group. Torres-Garcia founded the avant-garde group Circle and Square (Arp, Kandinsky, Leger, Mondrian), where he was inspired by indigenous art from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, which reinforced his vision of symbols and cosmic order.
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85.31 USD

The Worlds of Joaquin Torres-Garcia

by Tomas Llorens
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Brice Marden has furthered the traditions of abstraction with his exploration of surface, material, and colour, from his early monochromatic work to his more recent calligraphic compositions. In this body of work, Marden has turned his attention again to the qualities of monochrome, exploring the possibilities of terre verte (green ...
Brice Marden
Brice Marden has furthered the traditions of abstraction with his exploration of surface, material, and colour, from his early monochromatic work to his more recent calligraphic compositions. In this body of work, Marden has turned his attention again to the qualities of monochrome, exploring the possibilities of terre verte (green earth), an iron silicate/clay pigment, which came into use during the Renaissance. The catalogue highlights ten new, identically sized paintings measuring eight by six feet, employing ten different brands of terre verte oil paint in order to explore variations in hue and chromatic nuances.
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84.000000 USD

Brice Marden

by Paul Hills
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An influential abstract expressionist and a pioneer in the Color Field movement, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) spent several summers painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She first came in 1950 to the seaside town with a long history as an artist colony to study at Hans Hofmann's studio school and would return for ...
Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown
An influential abstract expressionist and a pioneer in the Color Field movement, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) spent several summers painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She first came in 1950 to the seaside town with a long history as an artist colony to study at Hans Hofmann's studio school and would return for more than a decade while married to the artist Robert Motherwell. This finely illustrated publication explores the works from this formative time in Frankenthaler's career, while also examining the artist's innovative methods and process. Drawing inspiration from the natural scenery of Provincetown, Frankenthaler created paintings that reverberate with a suggestiveness of place that goes beyond the idea of landscape to capture the atmosphere and climate of the New England locale. This illuminating look into Frankenthaler's development as an artist reveals how one particular location helped shape an abstract painter whose works never fit neatly within any category of subsequent abstraction.
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32.40 USD

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

by Elizabeth Smith, Lise Motherwell
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Featuring the pairings of more than 50 paintings, this book shows the connection of these two artists like never before. Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud were close friends; they shared the inspiration of California and experimented with perspective to capture their surroundings. The book includes important examples from Diebenkorn s ...
California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud
Featuring the pairings of more than 50 paintings, this book shows the connection of these two artists like never before. Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud were close friends; they shared the inspiration of California and experimented with perspective to capture their surroundings. The book includes important examples from Diebenkorn s Berkeley series in addition to several works from the artist s Ocean Park series. Inspired by the environs of the Ocean Park neighbourhood in Santa Monica, where he lived at this time, these works from the 1960s are characterized by geometric abstractions of subtle line and suffused with Californian luminosity. Wayne Thiebaud began producing landscapes in the 1960s, experimenting with perspective to capture his Californian surroundings. Included are his works from the early 1970s through 2017, including his dramatic depictions of San Francisco, flattened aerial views of the Sacramento River Delta, and close-ups and cross-section views of mountains and beaches.
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63.000000 USD

California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud

by John Yau
Hardback
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A comprehensive monograph on the preeminent French Romantic artist whose work changed the course of European painting Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) created extraordinary paintings that were known for their dynamic color, brushwork, and movement as well as their original subject matter. This in-depth monograph, written by French and American experts, examines ...
Delacroix
A comprehensive monograph on the preeminent French Romantic artist whose work changed the course of European painting Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) created extraordinary paintings that were known for their dynamic color, brushwork, and movement as well as their original subject matter. This in-depth monograph, written by French and American experts, examines Delacroix's engagement with the work of his predecessors, studies the effect of the artist's prodigious life on his work, and explores his impact on Western painting. The artist's fascination with the natural world, his interest in the Ottoman Empire, and the profound influence of his voyage to North Africa are analyzed and provide new insights into understanding and appreciating his unconventional subjects. Presenting many of Delacroix's iconic canvases, such as The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, Liberty Leading the People, and Lion Hunt, as well as a generous selection of lesser-known works and rarely seen drawings and prints from international collections, this revelatory volume captures the full range and diversity of Delacroix's genius, showing how this prolific and groundbreaking artist changed the course of European painting.
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85.31 USD

Delacroix

by Asher Ethan Miller, Michele Hannoosh, Dominique de Font-Reaulx, Come Fabre, Sebastian Allard
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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and his younger protege Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are considered two of the greatest figures of Austrian Modernism. Whether competing with or inspiring one another, together they reconfigured the way the human body was translated into art. Although both artists are primarily remembered as painters, between them they ...
Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and his younger protege Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are considered two of the greatest figures of Austrian Modernism. Whether competing with or inspiring one another, together they reconfigured the way the human body was translated into art. Although both artists are primarily remembered as painters, between them they left 7,000 drawings, many of the greatest of which are now in the collection of the Albertina Museum, Vienna. In 2018 an exhibition opens in London of both artists' drawings from the Albertina. This stunning publication records these precious works, which are very rarely displayed and almost never travel, in all their erotic, intriguing and sometimes disturbing beauty. Leading experts on the period provide authoritative texts that illuminate the important relationship between the two artists. They analyse the role of drawing in their practice and chart the response of early twentieth-century Vienna to their electrifying work, which still has the power to shock and enthral to this day.
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51.19 USD

Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

by Jane Kallir, Elizabeth Clegg, Marian Bisanz-Prakken
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Published to accompany an exhibition in Florence, this book is illustrated with photography by the internationally famous photographer, Attilio Maranzano. Critical essays and introductions by the curators Melania Rossi and Joanna De Vos, the project's artistic director, Sergio Risaliti, and by Arabella Natalini, provide analyses of the works on show ...
Jan Fabre: Spiritual Guards
Published to accompany an exhibition in Florence, this book is illustrated with photography by the internationally famous photographer, Attilio Maranzano. Critical essays and introductions by the curators Melania Rossi and Joanna De Vos, the project's artistic director, Sergio Risaliti, and by Arabella Natalini, provide analyses of the works on show and describe the extraordinary and multifaceted career of the artist. For more than thirty-five years Belgian artist Jan Fabre has been one of the most innovative and important figures on the international contemporary art scene. As a visual artist, theatre maker and author he has created a highly personal world with its own rules and laws, as well as its own characters, symbols, and recurring motifs. Fabre has earned the recognition of a worldwide audience with public works in sites of historical importance, such as his latest installation in Antwerp Cathedral. He has presented large-scale solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as the Louvre in Paris and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
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64.050000 USD

Jan Fabre: Spiritual Guards

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Catalog of the exhibition at Tornabuoni Art Gallery in London dedicated to Lucio Fontana. The essays give great insight into the origins, content and features involved in the works and in the artistic movement that the artist himself referred to as 'Spazialismo' (Spacialism), illustrating the underlying reasons for the growing ...
Lucio Fontana
Catalog of the exhibition at Tornabuoni Art Gallery in London dedicated to Lucio Fontana. The essays give great insight into the origins, content and features involved in the works and in the artistic movement that the artist himself referred to as 'Spazialismo' (Spacialism), illustrating the underlying reasons for the growing international interest in Fontana's work. The authors have provided important curatorship, with historical reconstructions and critical analyses that bring to bear upon this selection of works the full significance of the targeted research programme. The idea behind the selection is to document the main cycles of work to which Fontana dedicated the last twenty years of his life, so we find canvases from the Holes cycle from the opening years of the 1950s, the Stones from 1953-56, the Baroques from 1956-57, the Impastos and the Anilines from the end of the decade. Together with these works, there are naturally also various types of Slashes, from the experimental ones of 1959-60 to the essentially iconic works of the 1960s, as well as the complex Little Theatres of 1964-66 and the new Oils with Craters of the early 1960s. Text in English and Italian.
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109.20 USD

Lucio Fontana

by Enrico Crispolti
Hardback
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The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella's own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella's inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative ...
Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence
The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella's own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella's inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative art, photographs, and correspondence to provide a snapshot in time of the first few years of the museum, in which the collection and its carefully curated spaces inspired new works of art. As the museum's first artist-in-residence, Sargent fulfilled Gardner's hopes for a new kind of cultural institution in Boston, one that would inspire creativity, cultivate artistic talent, and bring joy to artists and amateurs alike. Sargent painted five portraits during his stay at the museum and John Templeman Coolidge, a friend of Gardner's, captured Sargent at work in the Gothic Room in seven candid photographs. Cigarette in mouth, brush in hand, and a smile on his face, Sargent is seen painting Gretchen Osgood Warren and her daughter who are posing and laughing. This vibrant double portrait stands as a testament to Sargent's absorption of the museum's inspirational qualities and his sensitivity to his subject. Gretchen Osgood Warren was intellectually ambitious and after sitting for her portrait with Sargent, she moved to England with her family and pursued a degree in philosophy and metaphysics at Oxford University; when she returned to Boston, she pursued writing poetry. Gardner embraced an increasingly progressive view of women's rights by the turn of the century and looked approvingly on the educational, political, and professional ambitions of Gretchen Warren's generation. In Warren, Gardner also discovered a deeply appreciative and sympathetic friend. The eighteen letters between the two women, published here for the fi rst time, illustrate an intimate thirty-five year friendship sharing life's joys, successes, hardships, and losses. This publication is the latest in the Close Up series of books accompanying Gardner Museum exhibitions which showcase aspects of the museum's outstanding permanent collection.
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30.63 USD

Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence

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