New Visual Arts

Sophie Calle: Blind

Sophie Calle: Blind

Sophie Calle

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...

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Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense

Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense

Genevieve Breerette, Danielle Tilkin, Pedro Almodovar

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...

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In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work

In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work

Mirabel Cecil, Hugh Cecil

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.

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Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist

Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist

Catherine Grenier

Salvador Dali .

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Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950

Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950

Todd Herman, Harry Cooper

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...

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Yves Klein: Incandescence

Yves Klein: Incandescence

Frederic Prot

A monograph on the French painter Yves Klein

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What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

Will Gompertz

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...

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Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

Camille Paglia

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...

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Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings

Matt Bua, Maximilian Goldfarb

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.

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Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010

Lauren Rosati, Mary Anne Staniszewski

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...

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The Naked Nude

The Naked Nude

Frances Borzello

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...

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100 Ideas That Changed Art

100 Ideas That Changed Art

Michael Bird

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...

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In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists

In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists

Simon Grant, Tomma Abts

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...

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To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

Linda Weintraub

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...

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The Art Book

The Art Book

Phaidon Editors

An introduction to art from medieval to modern times.

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Miro

Miro

Jacques Dupin

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...

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Georgia O'Keeffe: Life and Work

Georgia O'Keeffe: Life and Work

Barbara Buhler Lynes

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...

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Art in Iraq Today

Art in Iraq Today

Dia Azzawi, Charles Pocock, Samar Faruqi

Brings together a group of Iraqi artists with varying working methodologies, whom are united in their experience of exile. This title documents their continuing contribution to Iraqi art, and highlights its importance in...

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Bob Recine. Alchemy of Beauty

Bob Recine. Alchemy of Beauty

Bob Recine

The man behind some of the most avant-garde hairdos and head dresses worn by Lady Gaga, Recine has taken hair styling to incredibly creative heights-often literally, as he propels the braids and locks of his subjects into...

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Wang Luyan: Visual Thinking and Measured Painting

Wang Luyan: Visual Thinking and Measured Painting

Huang Du, Henri-Francois Debailleux

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...

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Contemporary Australian Drawing 1

Contemporary Australian Drawing 1

Janet McKenzie, Irene Barberis, Christopher Heathcote

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.

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Lucian Freud: Portraits

Lucian Freud: Portraits

National Portrait Gallery

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...

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Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art

Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art

Jane O'Neill

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...

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 Read reviewNgaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Tim Acker, John Carty

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)...

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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin

Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly

Gorgeously quiet in colour and composition, Agnes Martin's paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired. This anthology...

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Chihuly Garden Installations

Chihuly Garden Installations

Dale Chihuly

The author has had a lifelong interest in the colours and forms that appear in nature, in particular those of plant and marine life. This book explores the results of his nearly decade-long investigation into designing...

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A Yorkshire Sketchbook

A Yorkshire Sketchbook

David Hockney

A sketchbook that captures the changing light and fleeting effects of the weather.

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Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

David Hockney

Brings together some of the well-known tales Rapunzel , Rumpelstiltskin with others that are less familiar.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Gavin Delahunty, Christoph Schulz

The stories that Lewis Carroll based around the character of Alice have proved among the most enduring literary creations of all time. This book examines a range of the art that has been inspired by the Alice stories, including...

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Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini

Helen McDonald

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.

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Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Peio Aguirre, Negar Azimi, Marina Cashdan, Phaidon Editors

Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.

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What's Next? 100 Years of the Contemporary Art Society: Inside Public Collections

What’s Next? 100 Years of the Contemporary Art Society: Inside Public Collections

Lucy Byatt, Charlotte Troy

For 100 years the Contemporary Art Society has played a unique and pivotal role in the formation of the UK's art collections. This book features the output of these interventions alongside vital conversations about curating,...

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Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Ron Radford

Exhibition catalogue to accompany Renaissance 15th and 16th century Italian Paintings, held at the National Gallery of Australia Dec 2011 to April 2012.

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Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Nicholas Serota, Mark Godfrey

Gerhard Richter is widely seen as one of the most important painters at work in the world today. Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932, he left for the West in 1961, settling in Dusseldorf, where he held his first exhibition in 1963....

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Skull Style Neon Camouflage Cover: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design

Skull Style Neon Camouflage Cover: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design

Patrice Farameh

A 496 page tome showcasing today's most beautiful art, fashion and design that has been influenced by humanity's affixation with the skull symbol. The neon camouflage embossed skull on this book's cover makes it blend in at a...

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How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

Ian W. McLean

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.

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The Complete Record Cover Collection

The Complete Record Cover Collection

Robert Crumb

A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.

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Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11

Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11

Greg Weight

Presents a portrait of more than 80 senior artists of the Western Desert art movement. This title features portrait that is accompanied on its opposite page by an example of the artists work.

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Contemporary Art: World Currents

Contemporary Art: World Currents

Terry Smith

This book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each of cultural region of the world. The author argues that it is diversity, or the contemporaneity of difference, not a...

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Art in the Streets

Art in the Streets

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose

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...

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Dale Chihuly: A Celebration

Dale Chihuly: A Celebration

Rock Hushka, Dale Chihuly

A celebration of Chihuly and his roots.

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Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film

Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film

A.L. Rees, David Curtis, Duncan White

Traces expanded and multi-screen cinema from its origins in early abstract cinema and the Bauhaus era to post-war happenings and live events in Europe and the US, the first video and multi-media experiments of the 1960s, the...

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The Flowers of the Renaissance

The Flowers of the Renaissance

Celia Fisher

The first book to explore how and why flowers feature so extensively in the extraordinary art of the Renaissance, providing an unrivalled exploration of their beauty and significance.

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Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini

Jane Messenger

Surveys the career of one of Australia's pre-eminent contemporary artists. This is the first major book on Piccinini and is designed to reflect the scale and detail of her varied practice.

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Crazy Art

Crazy Art

Chantal Alles

Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.

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The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

Stephen Calloway, Lynn Federle Orr

The Aesthetic Movement united romantic bohemians such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, with maverick figures like James McNeill Whistler and this beautiful book brings together the finest pictures,...

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Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage

Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage

Robert Klanten, Hendrik Hellige, J. Gallagher

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...

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Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader

Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader

Melissa Chiu, Benjamin Genocchio

This foundational anthology maps the emergence of a dynamic new global phenomenon: contemporary Asian art.

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Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914

Anne Umland

Pablo Picassos modest yet revolutionary cardboard and sheet metal Guitar sculptures (1912 and 1914, respectively) bracket an incandescent period of structural, spatial and material experimentation for the artist. This essay...

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Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Benjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman, Judy Folkenberg

Chronicles the history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital Visible Human project. This title surveys five and a half centuries of meticulous visual description by anatomists and artists. It is suitable...

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Pre-Raphaelite Drawing

Pre-Raphaelite Drawing

Colin Cruise

Presents a comprehensive survey of the intimate world of the Pre-Raphaelites drawings. Illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite drawings from public and private collections around the UK, this book offers a fresh and intimate perspective...

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Watercolour

Watercolour

Alison Smith

Watercolour has long been seen as a distinctive part of the British cultural heritage, with British artists widely acknowledged to be among its greatest exponents. This book traces its roots from the Middle Ages. It features works...

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Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume

Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume

Robert Bell, Christine Dixon

The Ballets Russes has engaged people for over 100 years, ever since Russian born Sergei Diaghilev created this dynamic avant-garde company. This title features costumes that are drawn entirely from the National Gallery of...

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 Read reviewThe Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Edmund De Waal

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...

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100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

Alex Danchev

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...

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Matisse: Drawing Life

Matisse: Drawing Life

Celine Chicha-castex

Published for Matisse: Drawing Life an exhibition ... held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 3 December 2011 - 4 March 2012.

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Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo's Political Art

Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo’s Political Art

Mieke Bal

Doris Salcedo, a Colombian-born artist, addresses the politics of memory and forgetting in work that embraces fraught situations in dangerous places. This title leads us into intimate encounters with Salcedo's art, encouraging us...

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Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

Jean Dominique Rey, Sylvie Patry

Berthe Morisot won over the Impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the group alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. This book showcases the life and works of this artist, focusing on the...

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The Louvre: All the Paintings

The Louvre: All the Paintings

Vincent Pomarede, Erich Lessing, Anje Grebe

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...

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On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

Cornelia Butler, Catherine de Zegher

Explores the radical transformation of drawing that began during the last century as numerous artists critically re-examined the traditional concepts of the medium. This title presents a discursive history of mark-making through...

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Walter Crane

Walter Crane

Morna O'Neill

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most important and radical artists of the nineteenth century: a painter, decorator, and socialist. This study presents a portrait of an artist who used his talent and energy to dismantle the...

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David Lynch Lithos: 2007-2009

David Lynch Lithos: 2007-2009

Patrice Forest

The workshop of Item Editions is sequestered in a back courtyard off the Rue du Montparnasse in Paris, where artists from all around the world have lithographs made on Solnhofener stones. Here, with the help of the historic...

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The Pop Revolution

The Pop Revolution

Alice G. Marquis

This book is a social history of Pop art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a few years, while setting in motion the drastically altered way art has been marketed and...

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The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

Rachel Haidu

A provocative investigation of Marcel Broodthaers's work as a reflection on the uses and abuses of language.

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Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool

Melissa Chiu, Miwako Tezuka

This first major monograph on the work of artist Yoshitomo Nara assembles the paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings that have garnered him international acclaim, art celebrity status, and his very own cult of devoted...

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Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Belinda Thomson, Tamar Garb

French painter, sculptor and printmaker Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848 and died in French Polynesia in 1903. The vivid colors and bold outlines of his paintings and the semi-abstract quality of his woodcuts had a profound...

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Monet

Monet

Joseph Baillo, Laurence Bertrand Dorleac

Claude Monet is one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. His work appeals both to the broad general public and to artists, who are both moved and challenged by his achievement over a working life that spanned six...

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Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art: Selections from the Collection

Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art: Selections from the Collection

Ann Temkin

Beginning in mid-1940s, under the aegis of Alfred H Barr, Jr, works by then little-known American artists including Pollock, de Kooning, Smith, Arshile Gorky and Adolph Gottlieb began to enter the Museum of Modern Art's...

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The Snow Yak Show

The Snow Yak Show

Mark Ryden

Readers traverse Mark Ryden's vast wintry landscapes into the frigid domain of the majestic Snow Yak, gracefully depicted within this deluxe large-format hardcover from Ryden's acclaimed Japanese Snow Yak Show. The works were...

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Theodore Gericault

Theodore Gericault

Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer

New monograph exploring the fascinating life and works of Gericault.

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Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Martin Gayford

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...

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Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau

Philippe Buttner, Fondation Beyeler

Text by Philippe Buttner, Christopher Green, Franz Hohler.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Dieter Burchhart, Fondation Beyeler

The first African-American artist to attain art superstardom, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) created a huge oeuvre of drawings and paintings (Julian Schnabel recalls him once accidentally leaving a portfolio of about 2,000...

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Picasso Looks at Degas

Picasso Looks at Degas

Richard Kendall, Elizabeth Cowling, Cecile Godefroy, Sarah Lees, Montse Torras

The great Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) exhibited a lifelong fascination - some might say 'obsession' - with the work and personality of French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). This title presents various...

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Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Chris Stephens, Richard Calvocoressi, David Mellor, Jennifer Mundy, Lyndsey Stonebridge

Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) was arguably the most influential British sculptor of the twentieth century. This book examines his legacy, focusing on the period from the 1920s through to the early 1960s. It includes essays that...

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Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art: The David B. Smith and James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art: The David B. Smith and James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Bruce W. Carpenter, Dean. Stahl

Quirky, enigmatic and uniquely beautiful, the art and furnishings of Central and East Javas villages and palaces are little known to the art historians, museum curators and collectors of the world. This work reveals the history...

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Art and Text

Art and Text

Dave Beech, Charles Harrison, Will Hill, Aimee Selby

Art and Text covers the development of the textual medium in art from the early combinations of text, lettering and image in the work of seminal artists such as El Lissitzky and Kurt Schwitters right up to the present day.

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 Read reviewAlice Neel: Painted Truths

Alice Neel: Painted Truths

Barry Walker, Jeremy Lewison, Robert Storr, Tamar Garb, Chris Ofili

Regarded as one of the most important American painters of the twentieth century, Alice Neel is internationally recognized for her contributions to Abstract Expressionism, especially her perceptive portraiture. This title offers a...

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Basquiat

Basquiat

Marc Mayer

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...

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The Tree Show: Mark Ryden

The Tree Show: Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden

Includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with seeing eyes, imaginary wood nymphs, and mythological characters who personify Nature herself. This book shows paintings and sculptures alongside the...

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On Vision and Colors

On Vision and Colors

Georg Stahl, Arthur Schopenhauer, Philipp Otto Runge

During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, two of the most significant theoretical works on color since Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura were written and published in Germany: Arthur Schopenhauer's On Vision...

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Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

David S. Rubin

The history of an aesthetic sensibility that began with Op Art and album covers; with more than seventy-five stunning color images.

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Alexandra Gerstein

Looks at the design process and working practices of the Bloomsbury Groups experimental design collective, the Omega Workshops, established by the art critic and painter Roger Fry in 1913.

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Kuniyoshi: From the Arthur R. Miller Collection

Kuniyoshi: From the Arthur R. Miller Collection

Timothy Clark

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) is considered one of the greatest Japanese print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock...

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Alias Man Ray

Alias Man Ray

Mason Klein, George Baker, Merry L. Foresta, Lauren Dickens

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, the artist known as Man Ray (1890-1976) revealed multiple artistic identities over the course of his career - New York Dedaist, Parisian Surrealist, international portraitist, and fashion photographer....

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Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History

Ian Berry

A critical history and comprehensive catalog of the celebrated and controversial works created by activist and artist Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival.

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 Special priceCaravaggio: The Complete Paintings

Caravaggio: The Complete Paintings

Sebastian Schutze

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...

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Painting Today

Painting Today

Tony Godfrey

This lively, worldwide survey celebrates the scope and success of contemporary painting.

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Contemporary Ceramics

Contemporary Ceramics

Emmanuel Cooper

Covers the various aspects of contemporary ceramic practice and includes work of all scales from a few centimetres in size to vast room-sized installations. With over 600 illustrations, this comprehensive survey is suitable for...

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Rest is Up to You: A Boy Named Cohen Morano, 118 Artists, and a Watercolor Revolution

Rest is Up to You: A Boy Named Cohen Morano, 118 Artists, and a Watercolor Revolution

Cohen Morano, Aye Jay Morano

Focuses on the creativity of childhood.

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Looking at Paintings: A Private View

Looking at Paintings: A Private View

Richard Cottrell

This book draws together an eclectic and highly personal mix of painters: from Picasso to Carpaccio, from Cranach to Nolan. The connecting thread between these diverse works, which span six centuries, is Richard Cottrell's...

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Japan: Season by Season

Japan: Season by Season

Sandrine Bailly

Looks at Japanese culture by season, both historical and modern, through images and quotations. This book features some of the earliest photographs taken in Japan, in addition to the work of contemporary photographers, and...

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Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

Alastair Duncan

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...

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Eric Fischl: Beach Paintings

Eric Fischl: Beach Paintings

Eric Fischl, A. M. Homes

A collection of 200 of Eric Fischl's beach paintings, photographs, and watercolors that is an ode to beach life and summer days and is the first book to focus on his beach scenes.

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

The first collection of essays on Gerhard Richter, who has been called the greatest modern painter.

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Inside the Painter's Studio

Inside the Painter’s Studio

Joseph Fioriglio

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Chuck Close Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration,...

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Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Steven Henry Madoff

Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of art education in today's dramatically changed art world.

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Byzantium: 330-1453

Byzantium: 330-1453

Robin Cormack, Maria Vassilaki

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...

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James Ensor

James Ensor

Anna Swinbourne, Susan Marie Canning

Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book examines Ensors modernity, his innovative and allegorical approach to light, his prominent use of satire, his deep interest in carnival and...

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The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

Jake Chapman

Includes a facsimile of Mandragorass magnum opus Come Hell or High Water , a work of heartbreaking romance. This manuscript is reproduced as an insert on coloured paper, along with a number of genuine rejection letters sent to...

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Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan

Yilmaz Dziewior, RoseLee Goldberg, Robert Storr

A look at the remarkable Chinese performance artist, sculptor and painter.

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Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty

Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty

Barbara Dawson, Martin Harrison

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.

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Karen Smith, Bernhard Fibicher, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Qing Ai, Weiwei Ai

The first monograph on the key figure in Chinese fast-growing art scene.

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Munich: Its Golden Age of Art and Culture 1890 - 1920

Munich: Its Golden Age of Art and Culture 1890 - 1920

Rainer Metzger

As the 20th century dawned, Munich found itself at a high point in its cultural history. Often seen as provincial and parochial, it moved out of the shadow of Berlin and reinvented itself as a treasure house of art. This book...

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Andy Warhol Treasures

Andy Warhol Treasures

Geralyn Huxley, Matt Wrbican

One of the world's best-known artists, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) exerts influence on contemporary art and culture. This book reveals Warhol's rags-to-riches life from his early years in Depression-era Pittsburgh to his success as an...

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Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

Lynn Zelevansky, Christine Starkman, Joan Kee, Sunjung Kim

There have been major developments in Korean art, as the country has opened up under the influence of globalization. This book focuses on the work of twelve of Korea's most significant artists. It presents an introduction and a...

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Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism

Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism

Christina Kiaer, Margarita Tupitsyn

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...

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Van Dyck and Britain

Van Dyck and Britain

Karen Hearn

Together with Holbein, Anthony van Dyck (1599 -1641) is one of the most important names in British pre-18th century art. This title presents an examination of van Dyck's English sojourn and the influence it had on the cultural...

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The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

Arnaud Maillet, Jeff Fort

Many are familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectators of landscape to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible. This work studies the device from the...

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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Mary Richards

Traces the development of Ed Ruscha's work across decades, exploring its engagement with Dada and Surrealism, Pop, the rise of Conceptual art, photography, literature and cinema. With reproductions and interview material, this...

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Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

Adrian Heathfield, Tehching Hsieh

In the vibrant downtown Manhattan art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh made a series of extraordinary performance art works. This title provides a documentary record of this...

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The Future of the Image

The Future of the Image

Jacques Ranciere

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,...

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10,000 Years of Art

10,000 Years of Art

Larry Ball, Marshall Becker, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Phaidon Editors

500 great works of art from all periods and regions of the world.

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Morandi 1890-1964: Nothing is More Abstract Than Reality

Morandi 1890-1964: Nothing is More Abstract Than Reality

Maria Cristina Bandera, Renato Miracco

A selection of works documenting the career of the Italian painter, Giorgio Morandi, from his beginnings through his Metaphysical painting phase and into the hazy atmospheres of his later works. It includes 116 masterpieces...

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Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Cornelia H. Butler

Artist Marlene Dumas focused on the human figure, probing themes of love, despair and desire in order to critique social and political attitudes towards women, children and others who have been historically victimized. This work...

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Rothko

Rothko

Oliver Wick

Breaking the record price for post-war art at a Sothebys auction, Rothkos' White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) is indicative of this artist's tremendous and enduring legacy as a master of color. This monograph begins...

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Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Bob Nickas

The definitive (and only) guide to contemporary abstract painting.

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Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories

Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories

Howard Morphy

Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Focuses on the perspective of the artists and the way they engage with the world of fine art, rather...

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Art and Today

Art and Today

Eleanor Heartney, Base Design

The most comprehensive, well-articulated, and jargon-free survey of contemporary art of the last three decades, Art and Today is an invaluable reference written by an authoritative insider of the international contemporary art...

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Life of Picasso

Life of Picasso

Richardson John

As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, the artists diaries, the collaboration of Picassos widow, and unprecedented access to...

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In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century

In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century

Patricia G. Berman

The extraordinary outburst of artistic energy that occurred in Denmark between 1790 and 1910 has few rivals. Within three generations Danish painters developed a national school that matched the artistic centres of France, Germany...

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The Tao of Seduction: Erotic Secrets from Ancient China

The Tao of Seduction: Erotic Secrets from Ancient China

Lin Liao Yi

Presents a collection of ancient Taoist sexual alchemy. This is a translation of a text that was discovered while excavating the Mawangdui archaeological site in Human province and dates back over two thousand years. It teaches...

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Cubist Picasso

Cubist Picasso

Anne Baldassari, Pierre Daix, Pepe Karmel, Irving Lavin, Leo Steinberg

Picasso's Les Demoiselles dAvignon (Museum of Modern Art, New York) dubbed by Pierre Daix as the first painting in modern art represents a milestone in the history of art. Picasso's radical break with tradition was to be a...

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Street Art and the War on Terror

Street Art and the War on Terror

Eleanor Mathieson, Xavier A Tapies

Bringing together a stunning array of antiwar, anti-Bush, and anti-Blair graffiti from the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Japan, and Australia, this gritty, controversial collection captures many unique images which...

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30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space

30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space

Larry Ball, Marshall J. Becker, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Phaidon Editors

1000 great works of art from all periods and regions in the world.

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Tokyolife: Art and Design

Tokyolife: Art and Design

Ian Luna

The divergent personalities profiled in the book have collectively engineered entirely new ways of seeing art--expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America.

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William Kentridge: Tapestries

William Kentridge: Tapestries

Carlos Basualdo, Ivan Vladislavic, Gabriele Guercio, Okwui Enwezor

South African artist William Kentridge has produced an outstanding body of work in multiple mediums - drawings, animations, sculptures, theatre and stage design - all of which trace the fraught political and cultural history of...

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Rick Amor

Rick Amor

Gavin Fry

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.

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Rothko

Rothko

Achim Borchardt-Hume

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...

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Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles

Guy Brett

Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles (b 1948) has made some of the most philosophically brilliant, politically telling and aesthetically seductive works in art. This book is illustrated and provides guidance to the work and ideas of...

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The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao

The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao

Andrew McClellan

Offers a framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States. From the visionary museums of Boullee in the eighteenth century to the new Guggenheim in Bilbao and beyond, this book...

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 Special priceMerchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Lisa Monnas

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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The Art of Two Germany's: Cold War Cultures

The Art of Two Germany’s: Cold War Cultures

Stephanie Barron, Sabine Eckmann, Eckhart Gillen

Offers a comprehensive look at the full extent of post-war German art. This illustrated book includes work in a variety of mediums by Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Hermann Glockner, Hannah...

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 Read reviewAltermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Nicolas Bourriaud

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...

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The Society Portrait: Painting, Prestige and the Pursuit of Elegance

The Society Portrait: Painting, Prestige and the Pursuit of Elegance

Gabriel Badea-Paun, Richard Ormond

Features portraits dating from the early 19th century to the Second World War. This book offers anecdotes and insights into the personalities of both the artists and their patrons, providing a panorama of the settings in which the...

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