New Visual Arts
Sophie Calle: Blind
By establishing a dialectic between the testimonies of several generations of blind people and the photographs taken by her on the basis on these accounts, this book offers readers a reflection on absence, on the loss of one sense...
Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense
Louise Bourgeois makes a final incursion into her personal memories and yet universal concerns about art and the experience of being a woman in the 20th century. This title includes a selection of works by Louise Bourgeois...
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work
Rex Whistler was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years and Hugh and Mirabel Cecil, have tracked down all of his murals, in private collections and on public display.
Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist
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Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950
In the 1940s, Mark Rothko's work underwent radical changes as he explored a range of styles rooted in expressionism, symbolism, and surrealism. This publication is dedicated to this period - a decade crucial to our understanding...
Yves Klein: Incandescence
A monograph on the French painter Yves Klein
What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This title deals with these questions. It is suitable for sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries...
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
America's premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, tackling the great themes of Western art in an enthralling tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and others obscure or...
Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper.
Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010
This groundbreaking book--part exhibition catalogue, part
cultural history--chronicles alternative art spaces in New York
City since the 1960s. Developed from an exhibition of the same name
at Exit Art, Alternative...
The Naked Nude
Explores the role of the nude in 20th- and 21st-century art and looks at the work of a range of international artists creating contemporary nudes. In this title, the story begins with a tale of life, death and resurrection an...
100 Ideas That Changed Art
From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a...
In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists
A collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. It identifies themes that emerges and contextualizes the...
To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet
Documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z. This title presents a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm's anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow's 2007 animation that...
The Art Book
An introduction to art from medieval to modern times.
Joan Miro was a world-renowned Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, and a key figure in twentieth century art, born in Barcelona in 1893. This title provides a chronological account of his life including the alternative...
Georgia O'Keeffe: Life and Work
Born in 1887, Georgia O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916, several decades after women had gained access to art training in America's colleges and universities, and before any of its women...
Wang Luyan: Visual Thinking and Measured Painting
In the reformulation of values in contemporary Chinese art, Wang Luyan's concepts and methodologies differentiate his from those that have been most popular. This title presents the monograph on an artist in contemporary Chinese...
Contemporary Australian Drawing 1
Scotland-based Dr Janet McKenzie, long-term deputy editor of the renowned art journal Studio International, first published on Australian drawing with Macmillan back in 1986.
Lucian Freud: Portraits
This new, authoritative survey of Freud's portraits and figure
paintings explores his work across seven decades, from the early
40s to his death in 2011. The book features over 130 paintings,
drawings and etchings selected in...
Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art
Documents the life span of an experimental project space operated by Jane O'Neill from the front room of a home in Brunswick, Melbourne. For each of the 21 exhibitions by contemporary artists from Australia and overseas, an essay...
Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands
Offers an illustrated look at the artistic history and practices of the Western Desert Mob in Australia's Ngaanyatjarra Lands. This book documents the six art centres (Warakurna, Papulankutja, Tjarlirli, Kayili, Maruku and Tjanpi)...
A Yorkshire Sketchbook
A sketchbook that captures the changing light and fleeting effects of the weather.
Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney
Brings together some of the well-known tales Rapunzel , Rumpelstiltskin with others that are less familiar.
This book shows how the artist's concern for the present state of human life on Earth combines with her futuristic imagination to produce art that challenges the way we relate to and understand the everyday world.
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting
Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.
Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
Exhibition catalogue to accompany Renaissance 15th and 16th century Italian Paintings, held at the National Gallery of Australia Dec 2011 to April 2012.
How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006
This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art.
The Complete Record Cover Collection
A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.
Art in the Streets
Accompanies the exhibition Art in the streets, organized by Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, and Aaron Rose and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 17 April-8 August 2011, and...
Dale Chihuly: A Celebration
A celebration of Chihuly and his roots.
Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage
Cutting Edges documents the new heyday of collage in current art and visual culture. Today's artists, illustrators, and designers are increasingly drawn to this artistic technique by the challenges of seamlessly melding...
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
A memoir that traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. It tells the story of a unique collection which passed from hand to hand - and which, in a twist of fate, found its way home to...
100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists
A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and...
The Louvre: All the Paintings
Presents all 2,954 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre in full colour. This book is organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the Louvre: the Italian School, the Northern...
Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud, perhaps the worlds leading portrait painter, spent seven months painting a portrait of the author, an art critic. This book describes the process chronologically, from the day the author arrived for the first sitting...
Examines many of Basquiat's individual works in detail, with particular reference to his working methods and techniques. This unabridged compact edition of a critically acclaimed book, features spectacular reproductions of...
Caravaggio: The Complete Paintings
Caravaggio, or more Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan 1571 - Porto Ercole 1610), was a legend even in his own lifetime. Celebrated by some for his naturalism and his revolutionary pictorial inventions, he was considered by...
Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s
The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco...
Includes essays that trace the history and cultural development of more than a thousand years of Byzantine art, revealing the splendours of the imperial city of Constantinople. This title illustrates over 300 works lent by the...
The first monograph on the key figure in Chinese fast-growing art scene.
Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty
No artist's studio rivals Francis Bacon's in terms of sheer iconic pungency. The artist's furious hurricanes of creativity were writ large upon its walls and scattered across its floors.
Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism
Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) and Lyubov Popova (1889-1924) were involved in the Russian avant-garde during its most exciting period following the Russian Revolution, as they and other artists took part in the attempt to create...
The Future of the Image
Develops a fresh concept of the image in contemporary art, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes,...
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting
The definitive (and only) guide to contemporary abstract painting.
30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space
1000 great works of art from all periods and regions in the world.
Rick Amor's paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject matter is more often than not the mundane and everyday places of suburbia and the drab underside of the city.
Mark Rothko donated 9 paintings to Tate on the condition that henceforward these would be shown as a unified immersive environment never to be mixed with work by other artists. This book examines paintings from The Rothko Room...
Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009
The term 'Altermodern' describes art made in a global context which is a reaction against cultural standardisation and commercialisation. This book focuses on each of the four main facets of the Altermodern; it defines these as...
Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550
Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.
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