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
Salvador Dali .
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950
The first publication dedicated exclusively to Mark Rothko’s art
during the critical formative period of the 1940s. Examining the
development and artistic exploration of one of the greatest artists
of the twentieth century,...
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...
Art in Iraq Today
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...
Bob Recine. Alchemy of Beauty
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...
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)...
Chihuly Garden Installations
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...
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.
On Becoming An Artist Isamu Noguchi And His Contemporaries 1922 1960
On Becoming An Artistilluminates the friendships,
mentorships and collaborations of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), in
celebration of the artist's experimentations and influences. It
opens with an account of Noguchi's...
Alice in Wonderland
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...
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.
What’s Next? 100 Years of the Contemporary Art Society: Inside Public Collections
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,...
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.
Gerhard Richter: Panorama
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....
Skull Style Neon Camouflage Cover: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design
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...
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.
Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11
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.
Contemporary Art: World Currents
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...
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.
Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film
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...
The Flowers of the Renaissance
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.
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.
Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900
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,...
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...
Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader
This foundational anthology maps the emergence of a dynamic new global phenomenon: contemporary Asian art.
Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914
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...
Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today
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...
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...
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...
Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume
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...
Joseph Beuys: Parallel Processes
24 years after his death, artist, teacher, and activist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is celebrated with an all-inclusive exhibition organized in his hometown Dusseldorf. A highly controversial artist during his lifetime, for whom...
The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship
Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the author of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft? This book...
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...
Matisse: Drawing Life
Published for Matisse: Drawing Life an exhibition ... held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 3 December 2011 - 4 March 2012.
Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo’s Political Art
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...
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...
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...
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
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...
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...
David Lynch Lithos: 2007-2009
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...
The Pop Revolution
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...
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool
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...
Gauguin: Maker of Myth
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...
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...
Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art: Selections from the Collection
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...
The Snow Yak Show
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...
A monograph exploring the life and works of Theodore Gericault (1791-1824), an artist whose life, imagination and legacy enthrall audiences, artists and critics alike. It explores his interest in medical and psychiatric science,...
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...
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...
Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms...
Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay
This dazzling collection of one hundred works by the masters of nineteenth-century French painting tells the story of the Impressionist movement that changed the way artists view the world and the way the world views art.
Picasso Looks at Degas
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...
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...
Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art: The David B. Smith and James Tirtoprodjo Collections
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...
Art and Text
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.
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...
Mark Ryden: The Tree Show
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...
On Vision and Colors
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...
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s
The history of an aesthetic sensibility that began with Op Art and album covers; with more than seventy-five stunning color images.
Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19
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.
Kuniyoshi: From the Arthur R. Miller Collection
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...
Alias Man Ray
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....
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History
A critical history and comprehensive catalog of the celebrated and controversial works created by activist and artist Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival.
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...
This lively, worldwide survey celebrates the scope and success of contemporary painting.
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...
Rest is Up to You: A Boy Named Cohen Morano, 118 Artists, and a Watercolor Revolution
Focuses on the creativity of childhood.
Looking at Paintings: A Private View
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...
Japan: Season by Season
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...
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...
Eric Fischl: Beach Paintings
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.
The first collection of essays on Gerhard Richter, who has been called the greatest modern painter.
Inside the Painter’s Studio
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,...
Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)
Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of art education in today's dramatically changed art world.
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...
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...
The Marriage of Reason and Squalor
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...
A look at the remarkable Chinese performance artist, sculptor and painter.
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.
Munich: Its Golden Age of Art and Culture 1890 - 1920
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...
Andy Warhol Treasures
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...
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...
Van Dyck and Britain
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...
The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art
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...
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...
Out of Now: The Lifeworks of 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...
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,...
10,000 Years of Art
500 great works of art from all periods and regions of the world.
Morandi 1890-1964: Nothing is More Abstract Than Reality
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...
You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol
Written and directed by Michael Gondry, the renowned director of independent films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this is in inspirational guide to independent filmmaking. Inspired by his latest film, Be Kind...
Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
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...
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...
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting
The definitive (and only) guide to contemporary abstract painting.
Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories
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...
Art and Today
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...
Life of Picasso
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...
In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century
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...
The Tao of Seduction: Erotic Secrets from Ancient China
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...
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...
Street Art and the War on Terror
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...
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.
Tokyolife: Art and Design
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.
William Kentridge: Tapestries
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...
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...
The Society Portrait: Painting, Prestige and the Pursuit of Elegance
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...
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...
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.
The Art of Two Germany’s: Cold War Cultures
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...
The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao
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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