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In the Mind, But Not From There: Real Abstraction and Contemporary Art considers how the Marxian concept of Real Abstraction--originally developed by Alfred Sohn Rethel, and recently updated by Alberto Toscano--might help to define the economic, social, political, and cultural complexities of our contemporary moment. In doing so, this volume ...
In the Mind But Not From There: Real Abstraction and Contemporary Art
In the Mind, But Not From There: Real Abstraction and Contemporary Art considers how the Marxian concept of Real Abstraction--originally developed by Alfred Sohn Rethel, and recently updated by Alberto Toscano--might help to define the economic, social, political, and cultural complexities of our contemporary moment. In doing so, this volume brings together noted contemporary artists, literary critics, curators, historians, and social theorists who connect the concept of Real Abstraction with contemporary cultural production. Theoretical and artistic contributions from Benjamin Noys, Paul Chan, Joao Enxuto and Erica Love, Marina Vishmidt, Sven Lutticken, and many others help to map out the relationship between political economy and artistic production in the realm of contemporary, globalized cultural exchange. This anthology places economic and social analyses alongside creative projects and visual essays to consider the many angles of contemporary art, and how inquiry into the the production of abstraction through material and social processes can be used to better understand, and hopefully change, the conditions under which art is made, seen, and circulated today. Published in collaboration with [NAME] publications.
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34.11 USD

In the Mind But Not From There: Real Abstraction and Contemporary Art

by Gean Moreno
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Toward the middle of the 1950s, abstract art became a dominant trend in the Latin American cultural scene. Many artists incorporated elements of abstraction into their rigorous artistic vocabularies, while at the same time, the representation of geometric lines and structures filtered into everyday life, appearing in textiles, posters, murals, ...
Abstract Crossings: Cultural Exchange between Argentina and Brazil
Toward the middle of the 1950s, abstract art became a dominant trend in the Latin American cultural scene. Many artists incorporated elements of abstraction into their rigorous artistic vocabularies, while at the same time, the representation of geometric lines and structures filtered into everyday life, appearing in textiles, posters, murals, and landscapes. The translation of a field-changing Spanish-language book, Abstract Crossings analyzes the relationship between, on the one hand, the emergence of abstract proposals in avant-garde groups and, on the other, the institutionalization and newfound hegemony of abstract poetics as part of Latin America's imaginary of modernization. A profusion of mid-century artistic institutional exchanges between Argentina and Brazil makes a study of the trajectories of abstraction in these two countries particularly valuable. Examining the work of artists such as Max Bill, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, and Tomas Maldonado, author Maria Amalia Garcia rewrites the artistic history of the period and proposes a novel reading of the cultural dialogue between Argentina and Brazil. This is the first book in the new Studies on Latin American Art series, supported by a gift from the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).
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68.25 USD

Abstract Crossings: Cultural Exchange between Argentina and Brazil

by Maria Amalia Garcia
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The Royal Academy's legendary Summer Exhibition has been an annual event since 1769, making it the longest-running art exhibition of its kind. The exhibition, which includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architectural design, photography and models, is the largest open-submission show in the UK. First published in the 1870s, the Summer ...
Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2019
The Royal Academy's legendary Summer Exhibition has been an annual event since 1769, making it the longest-running art exhibition of its kind. The exhibition, which includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architectural design, photography and models, is the largest open-submission show in the UK. First published in the 1870s, the Summer Exhibition Illustrated presents the highlights of each year's selection. The Royal Academicians on the Hanging Committee in 2019 include Stephen Chambers, Anne Desmet, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson. Together they will decide which artists - professional and amateur alike - will have the chance to display and to sell their work in the galleries of Burlington House, to be seen by thousands of visitors. The painter Jock McFadyen RA will co-ordinate the Summer Exhibition this year. His essay explains his ideas for the show and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into this idiosyncratic fixture of the London calendar. The Summer Exhibition will run from the 10 June to 13 August 2019.
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28.93 USD

Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2019

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Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun never met each other - and yet two of their most famous buildings are closely linked: Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003) and the Berlin Philharmonie by Scharoun (1963). Taking these buildings as the starting point, the exhibition and catalogue examine the ...
Frank Gehry - Hans Scharoun: Strong Resonances
Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun never met each other - and yet two of their most famous buildings are closely linked: Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003) and the Berlin Philharmonie by Scharoun (1963). Taking these buildings as the starting point, the exhibition and catalogue examine the relationship between the two architects. Scharoun's Expressionist approach provided the inspiration for Gehry's Deconstructivist formal language in Los Angeles. The exhibition and book focus on Scharoun's influence on Gehry - not only the buildings that were actually realized, but also his visionary architectural fantasies - and Gehry's continuing activities in and with Berlin, such as his contribution to the competition for the Museum Island (1994-97), the DZ Bank at Pariser Platz (1994-98) and the Pierre Boulez Hall in the Barenboim-Said Academy (2014-17). The catalogue assembles essays, interviews and contemporary documents in order to introduce this fascinating topic.
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33.600000 USD

Frank Gehry - Hans Scharoun: Strong Resonances

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Before Damien Hirst stuffed a shark, before Basquiat picked up a spray can, before Andy Warhol started The Factory, a pile of unwanted Jackson Pollocks changed everything. From them emerged the first major modern art dealer. It was 1947, and the art world would never be the same. From the ...
Boom: The Megadealers Behind the Irresistible Rise of the Contemporary Art Market
Before Damien Hirst stuffed a shark, before Basquiat picked up a spray can, before Andy Warhol started The Factory, a pile of unwanted Jackson Pollocks changed everything. From them emerged the first major modern art dealer. It was 1947, and the art world would never be the same. From the early days on 57th Street, to the rise of SoHo in the 60s, to the emergence of Chelsea as the hotbed of art galleries, we see the meteoric rise and the devastating falls of the most renowned dealers: Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth. With unparalleled access, the longtime Vanity Fairreporter tells us the story of contemporary art through the people who coddled, supported, and funded the likes of Jeff Koons, and Cy Twombly. It's a story of backstabbing, betrayals, fruitful partnerships, genius, and ever larger sums of money. The world of contemporary art is inextricable from the wild wealth and naked financial opportunism that surrounds it.
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31.500000 USD

Boom: The Megadealers Behind the Irresistible Rise of the Contemporary Art Market

by Michael Shnayerson
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In the art of Samuel Bak, familiar objects fracture before our eyes, abandoning their traditional functions to become metaphors for a dissonant, broken world. Inhabitants of a surrealistic space, Bak's candles are abused, damaged, melting, lifeless, and bathed in the somber afterglow of profound sorrow. The cylindrical candles morph into ...
Ner Ot: Candles in the Art of Samuel Bak
In the art of Samuel Bak, familiar objects fracture before our eyes, abandoning their traditional functions to become metaphors for a dissonant, broken world. Inhabitants of a surrealistic space, Bak's candles are abused, damaged, melting, lifeless, and bathed in the somber afterglow of profound sorrow. The cylindrical candles morph into tree trunks, logs, chimneys, columns, missiles, and other projectiles, exposing the frequent disorder at the heart of the supposed orderly progression of history. An icon of memory becomes a ruse, where the flames of remembrance mingle with the drifting smoke of extermination. Amidst the anguish of his paintings, however, Bak allows for the notion that life can rise anew from the ashes. In his enlightening essay, Lawrence L. Langer guides us through the ritual of remembering the Holocaust through Bak's paintings, familiarizing the viewer with a past that may feel abstract to many of us. While Bak's paintings provide an entry point into the reality of the Shoah that our modern consciousness struggles to confront, Langer's words explicate the historical, religious, and cultural narratives that inform the artwork.
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42.000000 USD

Ner Ot: Candles in the Art of Samuel Bak

by Lawrence L. Langer
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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was a breaker of boundaries and a consummate collaborator. He used silk-screen prints to reflect on American promise and failure, melded sculpture and painting in works called combines, and collaborated with engineers and scientists to challenge our thinking about art. Through collaborations with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, ...
Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was a breaker of boundaries and a consummate collaborator. He used silk-screen prints to reflect on American promise and failure, melded sculpture and painting in works called combines, and collaborated with engineers and scientists to challenge our thinking about art. Through collaborations with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and others, Rauschenberg bridged the music, dance, and visual-art worlds, inventing a new art for the last half of the twentieth century. Robert Rauschenberg is a work of collaborative oral biography that tells the story of one of the twentieth century's great artists through a series of interviews with key figures in his life-family, friends, former lovers, professional associates, studio assistants, and collaborators. The oral historian Sara Sinclair artfully puts the narrators' reminiscences in conversation, with a focus on the relationship between Rauschenberg's intense social life and his art. The book opens with a prologue by Rauschenberg's sister and then shifts to New York City's 1950s and '60s art scene, populated by the luminaries of abstract expressionism. It follows Rauschenberg's eventual move to Florida's Captiva Island and his trips across the globe, illuminating his inner life and its effect on his and others' art. The narrators share their views on Rauschenberg's work, explore the curatorial thinking behind exhibitions of his art, and reflect on the impact of the influx of money into the contemporary art market. Included are artists famous in their own right, such as Laurie Anderson and Brice Marden, as well as art-world insiders and lesser-known figures who were part of Rauschenberg's inner circle. Beyond considering Rauschenberg as an artist, this book reveals him as a man embedded in a series of art worlds over the course of a long and rich life, demonstrating the complex interaction of business and personal, public and private in the creation of great art.
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46.07 USD

Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History

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Once the province of film and media scholars, today the moving image is of broad concern to historians of art and architecture and designers of everything from websites to cities. As museums and galleries devote increasing space to video installations which no longer presuppose a fixed viewer, urban space becomes ...
The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern
Once the province of film and media scholars, today the moving image is of broad concern to historians of art and architecture and designers of everything from websites to cities. As museums and galleries devote increasing space to video installations which no longer presuppose a fixed viewer, urban space becomes envisioned and planned through fly throughs, and technologies such as GPS add data to the experience of travel, moving images have captured the attention of geographers and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. Their practice of mobility studies is remaking how we understand a contemporary world in relentless motion. Media theorist and historian Anne Friedberg (1952-2009) was among the first practitioners of visual studies to theorize the experience of vision in motion. Her books have become key points of reference in the discussion of the windows that frame images and the viewers in motion who perceive them. Although widely influential beyond her own discipline, Friedberg's work has never been the subject of an extended study. The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern gathers together essays by renowned thinkers in media studies, art history, architecture, and museum studies to consider the rich implications of her work for understanding film and video, new media, visual art, architecture, exhibition design, urban space, and virtual reality. Ranging from early cinema, to works by Le Corbusier, Sergei Eisenstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Pierre Huyghe, to theories of the image in motion informed by psychoanalysis, theories of the public sphere, and animal studies, each of the nine essays in the book advances the lines of inquiry commenced by Friedberg.
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41.950000 USD

The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

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A book that documents Alicja Kwade's 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met-large-scale sculptures that reference celestial bodies Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific installation for ...
Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot - The Roof Garden Commission
A book that documents Alicja Kwade's 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met-large-scale sculptures that reference celestial bodies Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific installation for the 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met consists of two immersive sculptures that resemble an astrolabe, the instrument historically used to measure the location of the stars and planets over time. This compact volume presents images and analysis of this new installation, setting its creation in the context of the artist's past work. An interview with Kwade conducted for this publication sheds further light on her process and inspirations.
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10.450000 USD

Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot - The Roof Garden Commission

by Sheena Wagstaff, Kelly Baum
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A museum for your desktop. A year of hundreds of masterpieces, mesmerizingly reproduced in glossy, full-color photographs. Featuring a diverse and international selection, dating from prehistoric to contemporary art, this calendar is a veritable world history of art in day after day of richly detailed sculpture, painting, photography, woodblock prints, ...
Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2020
A museum for your desktop. A year of hundreds of masterpieces, mesmerizingly reproduced in glossy, full-color photographs. Featuring a diverse and international selection, dating from prehistoric to contemporary art, this calendar is a veritable world history of art in day after day of richly detailed sculpture, painting, photography, woodblock prints, and crafts. Beauford Delaney's modern and reverent oil painting of James Baldwin. Su Hanchen's finely detailed silk scrolls. A '60s Campbell's Soup-patterned pop art dress. A glowing gold and turquoise Aztec shield--and more captivating treasures. Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy, high quality paper printed with gorgeous full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for elegant, inspiring display.
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25.58 USD

Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2020

by Workman Publishing
Calendar
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Elaborate costumes, intricate patterns, and striking figural forms fill the work of Yinka Shonibare, a world-renowned artist who has roots in both London and Lagos, Nigeria. Shonibare's works reflect aesthetic features of the Victorian age, while undertaking a deep exploration and interrogation of issues tied to colonialism and its aftermath. ...
Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare MBE
Elaborate costumes, intricate patterns, and striking figural forms fill the work of Yinka Shonibare, a world-renowned artist who has roots in both London and Lagos, Nigeria. Shonibare's works reflect aesthetic features of the Victorian age, while undertaking a deep exploration and interrogation of issues tied to colonialism and its aftermath. Within the contemporary context of globalization, his work looks to history and provokes concerns of our present moment. Presenting Shonibare's rich work, this exhibition holds particular significance as the Driehaus Museum's first to feature a contemporary artist. Displayed in the context of a Gilded Age house museum, the exhibition includes a range of Shonibare's photographs, sculptures, and installations. Composed by the seasoned museum director and curator Richard P. Townsend, the catalog offers readers critical commentary on how Shonibare's work weaves together themes of the Gilded Age with today's conversations on society, race, and economic issues.
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25.60 USD

Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare MBE

by Richard Townsend
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A breathtaking exploration of one of Twombly's largest paintings, the second version of his Treatise on the Veil One of the most important American postwar artists, Cy Twombly (1928-2011) engaged with mythological and poetic source material, setting him apart from other artists of his generation. In 1970, Twombly revisited his ...
Cy Twombly, Treatise on the Veil, 1970
A breathtaking exploration of one of Twombly's largest paintings, the second version of his Treatise on the Veil One of the most important American postwar artists, Cy Twombly (1928-2011) engaged with mythological and poetic source material, setting him apart from other artists of his generation. In 1970, Twombly revisited his 1968 painting Treatise on the Veil and, in a short period of focused creativity, produced a painting-Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)-on a single, 33-foot canvas along with more than a dozen related drawings. This handsomely produced oversize book features three essays that examine these works in relation to Twombly's oeuvre, contemporaneous explorations of time, the Orpheus myth, and a musical composition that Twombly cited as an influence. Large images and details bring us in close to Twombly's magnificent meditation on time and space.
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59.72 USD

Cy Twombly, Treatise on the Veil, 1970

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Be transported back to the heyday of modern style when architecture, design and style were de rigueur. This is an invaluable location guide for any art deco traveller in Europe and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the ...
Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to Europe
Be transported back to the heyday of modern style when architecture, design and style were de rigueur. This is an invaluable location guide for any art deco traveller in Europe and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the legendary Jazz Age era. Whether you are visiting Europe for business or pleasure or just wish to have a further insight into the art deco legacy left for us all to enjoy, this country-by-country guide highlights buildings and facades to see, local accommodation, theatres, monuments and associated places of interest. The guide has been compiled from the author's personal visits and her extensive research, resulting in a unique extravaganza of art deco words and pictures that any layman or aficionado will find a great companion to this iconic era.
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17.05 USD

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to Europe

by Genista Davidson
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How Gyorgy Kepes, the last disciple of Bauhaus modernism, became the single most significant artist within a network of scientific experts and elites. Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001) was the last disciple of Bauhaus modernism, an acolyte of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and a self-styled revolutionary artist. But by midcentury, transplanted to America, Kepes ...
Gyorgy Kepes: Undreaming the Bauhaus
How Gyorgy Kepes, the last disciple of Bauhaus modernism, became the single most significant artist within a network of scientific experts and elites. Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001) was the last disciple of Bauhaus modernism, an acolyte of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and a self-styled revolutionary artist. But by midcentury, transplanted to America, Kepes found he was trapped in the military-industrial-aesthetic complex. In this first book-length study of Kepes, John Blakinger argues that Kepes, by opening the research laboratory to the arts, established a new paradigm for creative practice: the artist as technocrat. First at Chicago's New Bauhaus and then for many years at MIT, Kepes pioneered interdisciplinary collaboration between the arts and sciences-what he termed interthinking and interseeing. Kepes and his colleagues-ranging from metallurgists to mathematicians-became part of an important but little-explored constellation: the Cold War avant-garde. Blakinger traces Kepes's career in the United States through a series of episodes: Kepes's work with the military on camouflage techniques; his development of a visual design pedagogy, as seen in the exhibition The New Landscape and his book The New Landscape in Art and Science; his encyclopedic Vision + Value series; his unpublished magnum opus, the Light Book; the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), an art-science research institute established by Kepes at MIT in 1967; and the Center's proposals for massive environmental installations that would animate the urban landscape. CAVS was entangled in the antiwar politics of the late 1960s, as many students and faculty protested MIT's partnerships with defense contractors-some of whom had ties to the Center. In attempting to undream the Bauhaus into existence in the postwar world, Kepes faced profound resistance. Generously illustrated, drawing on the vast archive of Kepes's papers at Stanford and MIT's CAVS Special Collection, this book supplies a missing chapter in our understanding of midcentury modern and Cold War visual culture.
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73.37 USD

Gyorgy Kepes: Undreaming the Bauhaus

by John R. Blakinger
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Iconic views of Glasgow in the latest of Birlinn's series of colouring books, all featuring Eilidh Muldoon's inimitable artwork. Includes: Glasgow Cathedral * Kelvingrove Museum * Riverside Museum * Gallery of Modern Art * Pollok House * People's Palace * CCA* Tramway * The Lighthouse * Museum of Transport * ...
The Colouring Book of Glasgow
Iconic views of Glasgow in the latest of Birlinn's series of colouring books, all featuring Eilidh Muldoon's inimitable artwork. Includes: Glasgow Cathedral * Kelvingrove Museum * Riverside Museum * Gallery of Modern Art * Pollok House * People's Palace * CCA* Tramway * The Lighthouse * Museum of Transport * Glasgow Science Centre * Glasgow Film Theatre * Theatre Royal * SEC Hydro and Finnieston Crane * Oran Mor * Barrowland Ballroom * Ashton Lane * Merchant City * George Square and City Chambers * Buchanan Street * Botanic Gardens * Holmwood House * Templeton on the Green * Tenement House * Kelvingrove Park * Central Station * Glasgow University * The Squinty Bridge Eilidh Muldoon's are ideal for all levels of colouring - plenty of intricate detail for those who like a colouring challenge, yet simple enough for those with less patience to create beautiful colour artwork in a short time.
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15.34 USD

The Colouring Book of Glasgow

by Eilidh Muldoon
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Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - Ranciere's definitive statement on the aesthetic - takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarme to the Folies-Bergere, attend a lecture ...
Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - Ranciere's definitive statement on the aesthetic - takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarme to the Folies-Bergere, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Ranciere uses these sites and events - some famous, others forgotten - to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.
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22.17 USD

Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

by Jacques Ranciere
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The Cubist Cosmos traces the development of Cubism between 1907 and 1917. The publication reveals the boundless innovative power of the works of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It also shows how the Cubist pictorial language was received and advanced by the artists of the Parisian avant-garde - such as ...
The Cubist Cosmos: From Picasso to Leger
The Cubist Cosmos traces the development of Cubism between 1907 and 1917. The publication reveals the boundless innovative power of the works of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It also shows how the Cubist pictorial language was received and advanced by the artists of the Parisian avant-garde - such as Fernand Leger and Sonia Delaunay - and how it evolved into colourful large-format pictures. The volume reflects not only the enormous range of this stylistic direction but also its revolutionary potential, which went on to influence the further development of twentieth-century art. In chronologically and thematically devised chapters the publication shows how the influence of folk art and archaic sculpture as well as the works of Paul Cezanne initially became increasingly evident in the paintings of Picasso and Braque. From 1908 crystalline, geometric elements as it were, appear. Until 1911 the characteristic prismatically fragmented forms and an almost colourless austerity dominated. The new pictorial language was taken up by artists like Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Robert and Sonia Delaunay and Henri Le Fauconnier, who developed and presented it in large formats in the Salon exhibitions of the Paris art world.
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63.000000 USD

The Cubist Cosmos: From Picasso to Leger

by Eva Reifert, Josef Helfenstein
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The Lost Words: Spell Songs is a 112 page book with 14 track CD of new works. In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated `spell book' rich with poetic ...
The Lost Words: Spell Songs
The Lost Words: Spell Songs is a 112 page book with 14 track CD of new works. In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated `spell book' rich with poetic rhythms and imagined birdsong that naturally invited a musical response. Spell Songs gathered together eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words. Spell Songs allowed these acclaimed and diverse musicians to weave together elements of British folk music, Senegalese folk traditions, and experimental and classical music to create an inspiring new body of work. In February 2019 Spell Songs enjoyed standing ovations at sell-out performances at major venues around the including QEH at the Southbank Centre; shows in 2019 include Hay Festival, and a prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Here are 14 songs which capture the essence of The Lost Words. Spoken voice, whispers, accents, dialects, native languages, proverbs, sayings, birdsong, river chatter and insect hum all increase the intimacy of the musical world conjured by the songs. Inspired by the words and art of the original book, each musician brings new imaginings, embellishments and diversions which are rooted in personal experience, a deep respect for the natural world, protest at the loss of nature and language or appreciation for wildness and beauty. Art inspired music and music inspired art. Jackie Morris immersed herself in the musical residency where she generously created new iconesque artwork of each musician and their instruments portrayed in an unexpected and enchanting way. These new paintings, along with stunning photography by renowned photographer Elly Lucas, from the residential gathering, the recording of the album and the sell-out tour, fill this book with beauty. Writings by Robert, Jackie and Karine elaborate on the project itself and its eco-musicological message, further exploring the relationship between art and nature, music and conservation. There are songs here that would live with me for the rest of my years, even if I'd had no part in their making. , Robert Macfarlane
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34.12 USD

The Lost Words: Spell Songs

by Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Kerry Andrew, Kris Drever, Seckou Keita, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane
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A comprehensive presentation of Ai Weiwei's recent Public Art Fund exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a powerful reflection on the global refugee crisis Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) transformed over 300 sites across New York City into a compelling, ambitious public art exhibition concerned ...
Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
A comprehensive presentation of Ai Weiwei's recent Public Art Fund exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a powerful reflection on the global refugee crisis Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) transformed over 300 sites across New York City into a compelling, ambitious public art exhibition concerned with the global refugee and migration crises. Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (on view from October 2017 to February 2018) consisted of immersive large-scale sculptures for city monuments, fences on building facades and bus stops, and portraits of refugees and immigrants displayed on outdoor banners. This publication documents the extraordinary project from conception to final installation, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the research, preparatory drawings, planning, and fabrication that brought it to life. The book includes an in-depth interview with Ai Weiwei about the project's personal significance, an essay by curator Nicholas Baume, and statements from a wide variety of individuals-including Olafur Eliasson, David Miliband, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Jorge Ramos, among many others-about their interactions with the artworks. As Baume asserts, Ai Weiwei created a remarkable model for what great public art strives to be-emotionally engaging and politically resonant, conceptually and formally inventive yet broadly accessible.
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59.72 USD

Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

by Nicholas Baume
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Bill Viola (b. 1951) is one of today's premier video installation artists whose apparently straightforward imagery belies a decades-long investigation into the human imagination and its various states of consciousness. This unique and accessible guide to Viola's work provides new insights into the artist's creative processes by drawing on his ...
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola
Bill Viola (b. 1951) is one of today's premier video installation artists whose apparently straightforward imagery belies a decades-long investigation into the human imagination and its various states of consciousness. This unique and accessible guide to Viola's work provides new insights into the artist's creative processes by drawing on his own writing, as well as texts that have inspired his creative vision. John G. Hanhardt, an expert on Bill Viola, explores how the artist's work relates to literature, philosophy, poetry, and mysticism. Kira Perov, Viola's wife, artistic collaborator, and the manager of his studio, offers her own intimate insights into his work and studio production. Beautifully illustrated, this book imparts a fresh take on Viola's art, originality, and celebrated creativity.
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51.19 USD

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola

by John Hanhardt
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The first in-depth publication on the artist Pieter Schoolwerth's practice. One of the clear characteristics of our digital age is that all things, even bodies, are suspended from their material substance.. We as living beings are now confronting a structural split between the substance of things and their virtual double. ...
Model as Painting
The first in-depth publication on the artist Pieter Schoolwerth's practice. One of the clear characteristics of our digital age is that all things, even bodies, are suspended from their material substance.. We as living beings are now confronting a structural split between the substance of things and their virtual double. Pieter Schoolwerth attempts to reverse this techno-cultural trend with his series of in the last instance paintings, in which the stuff of paint itself reappears only at the end of a complex, multimedia effort to produce a figurative picture. Model as Painting is the first in-depth publication on Schoolwerth's practice. Conceived by Schoolwerth as a comprehensive overview of his work leading up to the Model as Painting series, and an analysis of the particular processes developed in this body of work, the volume was designed in collaboration with Tiffany Malakooti and offers richly illustrated ideas, critical essays, and documentation. An introductory text by the artist lays out the foundations of his painting processes, and the main essays by art historian Molly Warnock and critic Peter Rostovsky respectively situate Schoolwerth's art produced over the last fifteen years, and set out to define his practice [as] singular in its focus on language, labor, and the body's dispersal in today's technological landscape.
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51.19 USD

Model as Painting

by Pieter Schoolwerth
Paperback / softback
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This is the first full-length monograph on the paintings of Bernard Frize (b.1949), an artist whose work straddles movements and styles from Colour Field to Minimalism, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art. Frize's works utilise a carefully constructed range of tools, processes, choreography and collaboration to catalogue, in complex and unexpected abstract ...
Bernard Frize
This is the first full-length monograph on the paintings of Bernard Frize (b.1949), an artist whose work straddles movements and styles from Colour Field to Minimalism, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art. Frize's works utilise a carefully constructed range of tools, processes, choreography and collaboration to catalogue, in complex and unexpected abstract form and colour, the possibilities of his chosen materials. Emerging from the politicised 1970s onwards, Frize swam against the tide of opinion regarding painting's apparent obsolescence to develop a painting practice that could express political commitment and social concerns, while avoiding both overt statement and pure decoration. David Rhodes' text provides a detailed consideration of Frize's development, from the earliest works onwards. Placing his paintings in a broader art-historical and philosophical context, a wider conversation about painting itself is presented alongside Frize's significant place within the medium's history.
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59.72 USD

Bernard Frize

by David Rhodes
Hardback
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This book presents an alternate history of colonial India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. It traces the transitions and transformations during this period through art, literature, music, theatre, satire, textiles, regime changes, personal histories and migration. The essays in the volume examine historical events and movements which questioned ...
Mapping India: Transitions and Transformations, 18th-19th Century
This book presents an alternate history of colonial India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. It traces the transitions and transformations during this period through art, literature, music, theatre, satire, textiles, regime changes, personal histories and migration. The essays in the volume examine historical events and movements which questioned the traditional parameters of identity and forged a new direction for the people and the nation. Viewing the age through diverse disciplinary angles, the book also reflects on the various reimaginings of India at the time. This volume will be of interest to academics and researchers of modern Indian history, cultural studies and literature. It will also appeal to scholars interested in the anthropological, sociological and psychological contexts of imperialism.
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196.22 USD

Mapping India: Transitions and Transformations, 18th-19th Century

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Leonardo's greatest work of science beautifully reproduced for the 500th anniversary of his death. This edition offers a high-quality facsimile reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester, a collection of his scientific writings. Named after Thomas Coke (later Earl of Leicester) who purchased it in 1719, Codex Leicester holds the ...
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester: A New Edition: Volume I: The Codex
Leonardo's greatest work of science beautifully reproduced for the 500th anniversary of his death. This edition offers a high-quality facsimile reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester, a collection of his scientific writings. Named after Thomas Coke (later Earl of Leicester) who purchased it in 1719, Codex Leicester holds the record as the most expensive book ever when it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. Consisting of 72 pages, it was handwritten in Italian by Leonardo using his characteristic mirror writing, and is supported by drawings and diagrams. The Codex Leicester is an extraordinary mixture of Leonardo's observations and theories. Topics include his explanation of why fossils can be found on mountains; the flow of water in rivers; and the luminosity of the moon which Leonardo attributed to its surface being covered by water which reflects light from the sun. The facsimile reproduction is complemented by three further volumes that include a new transcription and translation, accompanied by a paraphrase in modern language, a page-by-page commentary, and a series of interpretative essays. These four volumes together introduce important new research into the interpretation of the texts and images, on the setting of Leonardo's ideas in the context of ancient and medieval theories, and above all into the notable fortunes of the Codex within the sciences of astronomy, water, and the history of the earth, opening a new field of research into the impact of Leonardo as a scientist after his death.
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42.66 USD

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester: A New Edition: Volume I: The Codex

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The classic calendar enchants with luxuriance and sweet nostalgia. Packaged in a lovely outer envelope with a bonus gift collection including four die-cut postcards and a freestanding full-year desktop calendar, Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Calendar for 2020 evokes thoughts of happy times, family, holiday traditions, and a deep sense of comfort. ...
Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Wall Calendar 2020
The classic calendar enchants with luxuriance and sweet nostalgia. Packaged in a lovely outer envelope with a bonus gift collection including four die-cut postcards and a freestanding full-year desktop calendar, Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Calendar for 2020 evokes thoughts of happy times, family, holiday traditions, and a deep sense of comfort. Bringing together antique paper ephemera, lavish ribbons, flawless lace and brocade, vintage jewelry, and fresh flowers at their peak, Hart's intricate collages radiate with a tasteful richness of design and heartfelt sentiment. For February, there are lush roses, cherubs, and hearts; in July, a fanciful trip on the Nile; and for December, Santa making and delivering toys. A classic bestseller and fan favorite, Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Calendar has sold 4.5 million copies.
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22.19 USD

Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Wall Calendar 2020

by Cynthia Hart
Calendar
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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, the model for the Getty Villa in Malibu, is one of the world's earliest systematically investigated archaeological sites. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the Villa dei Papiri was discovered in 1750 and excavated under the auspices of the Neapolitan ...
Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum
The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, the model for the Getty Villa in Malibu, is one of the world's earliest systematically investigated archaeological sites. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the Villa dei Papiri was discovered in 1750 and excavated under the auspices of the Neapolitan court. Never fully unearthed, the site yielded spectacular coloured marble floors and mosaics, frescoed walls, the largest known ancient collection of bronze and marble statuary, intricately carved ivories and antiquity's only surviving library, with over a thousand charred papyrus scrolls. For more than two and a half centuries, the Villa dei Papiri and its contents have served as a wellspring of knowledge for archaeological science, art history, classics, papyrology and philosophy. 'After Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri' offers a sweeping yet in-depth view of all aspects of the site. Presenting the latest research, the essays in this authoritative and richly illustrated volume reveal the story of the Villa de Papiri's ancient inhabitants and modern explorers, providing readers with a multidimensional understanding of this fascinating site.
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68.250000 USD

Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

by Kenneth Lapatin
Hardback
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Romanticism is multifaceted, and a wide range of nostalgic, emotional, and exotic concerns were expressed in such styles and movements as the Gothic Revival, Classical Revival, Orientalism, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Some movements were regional and subject-specific, such as the Hudson River School of landscape painting in the United States ...
Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture
Romanticism is multifaceted, and a wide range of nostalgic, emotional, and exotic concerns were expressed in such styles and movements as the Gothic Revival, Classical Revival, Orientalism, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Some movements were regional and subject-specific, such as the Hudson River School of landscape painting in the United States and the German Nazarene movement, which focused primarily on religious art in Rome. The movements range across Western Europe and include the United States. This dictionary will provide a fuller historical context for Romanticism and enable the reader to identify major trends and explore artists of the period. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on major artists of the romantic era as well as entries on related art movements, styles, aesthetic philosophies, and philosophers. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Romantic art.
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99.750000 USD

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer
Hardback
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This generously illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911-60). Best known as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art, Park moved from Boston to California at the age of seventeen and spent most of his adult life in and around ...
David Park: A Retrospective
This generously illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911-60). Best known as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art, Park moved from Boston to California at the age of seventeen and spent most of his adult life in and around San Francisco. In the immediate postwar years, like many avant-garde American artists, he engaged with Abstract Expressionism and painted non-objectively. In a moment of passion in 1949, he made the radical decision to abandon nearly all of his abstract canvases at the Berkeley city dump and return to the human figure, in so doing marking the beginning of the Bay Area Figurative movement. The astonishingly powerful paintings he made in the decade that followed brought together his long-held interest in classic subjects such as portraiture, domestic interiors, musicians, rowers, and bathers with lush, gestural paint handling and an extraordinary sense of color. In 1958-59 Park reached his expressive peak, reveling in the sensuous qualities of paint to create intensely physical, psychologically charged, and deeply felt canvases. This fertile period cut short by illness in 1960, Park transferred his creative energy to other mediums when he could no longer work on canvas. In the last months of his life, bedridden, he produced an extraordinary thirty-foot-long felt-tip-pen scroll and a poignant series of gouaches. Published to accompany the first major museum exhibition of Park's work in more than thirty years, David Park: A Retrospective traces the full arc of the artist's career, from his early social realist and cubist-inspired efforts of the 1930s to his mature figurative paintings of the 1950s and his astounding final works on paper. An overview of Park's full body of work by Janet Bishop, SFMOMA's Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture, will be joined by approximately ninety full-color plates of paintings and works on paper; an essay by Tara McDowell on the figure drawing sessions held by Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, and others in their studios starting in 1953; short essays on Park's scroll, his gouaches, and the portraits that Imogen Cunningham and Park made of each other; and an illustrated chronology. Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition schedule: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: June 2-September 8, 2019 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts: December 21, 2019-March 15, 2020 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: April 11-September 7, 2020
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51.19 USD

David Park: A Retrospective

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A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has been celebrated-and remained undisputed-for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered ...
Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered
A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has been celebrated-and remained undisputed-for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered continues this legacy while simultaneously reexamining the multifaceted artist's life and work from the ground up. This authoritative, four-volume study marks the 500th anniversary of the great master's death with a sweeping, up-to-date portrait of Leonardo as he has never been seen before. Internationally renowned Leonardo specialist Carmen C. Bambach unfurls new narratives, largely based on the most important, yet most misunderstood, body of evidence available: the artist's drawings, paintings, and manuscripts. In the manner of a biographer, Bambach combs through contemporary documents and more than 4,000 surviving sheets of Leonardo's notes and drawings to extract details about his development as an artist and thinker that have never before been suggested. Some 1,500 illustrations portray the staggering, spectacular legacy that Leonardo left behind on paper and canvas. Through Bambach's comprehensive research, Leonardo emerges as a figure who both embodies his era and completely transcends it, enduring as one of history's greatest artists, scientists, and inventors.
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682.50 USD

Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered

by Carmen C. Bambach
Hardback
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The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthetic that transcended boundaries between the arts and between nations through his work ...
Henry van de Velde: Designing Modernism
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthetic that transcended boundaries between the arts and between nations through his work in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Van de Velde's designs for homes, museums, and theaters received international recognition. The artist, often associated with the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil, developed a style of abstraction that he taught in his School of Applied Arts in Weimar, the immediate precursor of and model for the Bauhaus. As a leading member of the German Werkbund, he helped shaped the fields of modern architecture and design. This long-awaited book, the first major work on van de Velde in English, firmly positions him as one of the twentieth century's most influential artists and an essential voice within the modern movement.
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68.250000 USD

Henry van de Velde: Designing Modernism

by Katherine M. Kuenzli
Hardback
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