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Item Number: 146124
Title: NINA CHANEL ABNEY : Royal Flush
Author: Price, Marshall N. (et al)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 9780938989417
Record created on 06/30/2017
Description: Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 124pp., 150 color illus. Exhibition held at Nasher Museum of Art, Durham.

Summary: This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, a ten-year survey of one of the most provocative and iconoclastic artists working today. Abney is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful story-teller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Her works are informed as much by mainstream news media as they are by animated cartoons, video games, hip-hop culture, celebrity websites, and tabloid magazines. She draws on these sources to make paintings replete with figures, numbers, and words that appear to have tumbled onto the canvas with the stream-of-consciousness immediacy of text messages, pop-up windows, a Twitter feed, or the scrolling headlines of an incessant twenty-four-hour news cycle. By engaging loaded topics and controversial issues with irreverence, humor, and lampooning satire, Abney’s works are both pointed contemporary genre scenes as well as scathing commentaries on social attitudes and inequities. Abney’s first solo museum exhibition, Royal Flush will be comprised of the artist’s large-scale paintings, along with smaller collages and watercolors. While her work has strong ties to important modernist forebears such as Robert Colescott, Stuart Davis, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold, among others, its distinct and arresting visual articulation of the human condition is inherently suited to the rapid-fire and unceasing quality of the Digital Age. Her dense and colorful iconography, a skillful engagement with serious issues, and the provocative way in which she addresses them has brought this young artist increasing critical acclaim in the contemporary art world.

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Item Number: 144920
Title: Things of Beauty Growing : British Studio Pottery
Author: Adamson, Glenn (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9780300227468
Record created on 03/26/2017
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Description: New Haven and London: Yale University Press, in association with the Yale Center for British Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 392pp., 316 color illus. Exhibition held at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.

Summary: For nearly a century British potters have invigorated traditional ceramic forms by developing or reinventing techniques, materials, and means of display. Things of Beauty Growing explores major typologies of the vessel—such as bowl, vase, and charger—that have defined studio ceramics since the early 20th century. It places British studio pottery within the context of objects from Europe, Japan, and Korea and presents essays by an international team of scholars and experts. The book highlights the objects themselves, including new works by Adam Buick, Halima Cassell, and Nao Matsunago, featured alongside works by William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, and others, many published here for the first time. Rounding out the beautifully illustrated volume is an interview with renowned collector John Driscoll and approximately fifty illustrated short biographies of significant makers.

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Item Number: 144382
Title: JOSEF ALBERS : Midnight and Moon
Author: Fox Weber, Nicholas (intro)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781941701621
Record created on 01/19/2017
Description: New York: David Zwirner Books, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 144pp., 75 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Using minimal means—paint straight from the tube, applied meticulously with a palette knife—and a focused selection of colors, Josef Albers’s sustained, serial investigation into rhythm, mood, and spatial movement is explored in this lavishly produced volume that looks solely at his respective grey and yellow paintings, exploring two distinct color palettes pervasive to his oeuvre. Highlighting the rich diversity of effects Albers drew from a narrow range of colors, this publication centers around the groundbreaking Homage to the Square (A) (1950), the inaugural painting in the series that would occupy the artist until his death in 1976. The pairing of two palettes—black, white, and grey and an array of yellows—stems in part from Albers’s 1964 series of lithographs, Midnight and Noon, which brought together these two opposing color sets in a single portfolio. Together they address the limitless possibilities the artist found in color and form in relation to light. The impossible simultaneity of “midnight” and “noon” moreover speaks to Albers’s transcending of what he called “factual facts” in favor of the play of perception and illusion possible in art. Opening with an introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, that contextualizes these works and their color palettes, this volume also includes Albers’s own writing on Homage to the Square. Additionally, Elaine de Kooning’s historic text and Colm Tóibín’s recent writing explore this body of work from different perspectives and time periods. Published on the occasion of exhibitions at David Zwirner’s New York and London galleries in 2016 and 2017, this beautifully illustrated publication looks at one of the most influential abstract painters of the twentieth century.

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Item Number: 145702
Title: JOSEF ALBERS in Mexico
Author: Hinkson, Lauren
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780892075362
Record created on 05/18/2017
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Description: New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 128pp., 110 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: “Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art,” Josef Albers wrote to his former Bauhaus colleague Vasily Kandinsky in 1936. Josef Albers in Mexico reveals the profound link between the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica and Albers’ abstract works on canvas and paper. With his wife, the artist Anni Albers, Albers toured pre-Columbian archeological sites and monuments during his 12 or more trips to Mexico and other Latin American countries between 1935 and 1968. On each visit, Albers took black-and-white photographs of pyramids, shrines, sanctuaries and landscapes, which he later assembled into rarely seen photo collages. The resulting works demonstrate Albers’ continued formal experimentation with geometry, this time accentuating a pre-Columbian aesthetic. Josef Albers in Mexico brings together photographs, photo collages, prints and significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe (1946–66) and Homage to the Square (1950–76) series from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation. Two scholarly essays, an illustrated map and vivid color reproductions of paintings and works on paper illuminate this little-known period in the influential artist’s practice.

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Item Number: 144743
Title: Summer of Love : Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll
Author: D'Alessandro, Jill (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780520294820
Record created on 03/04/2017
Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 340pp. illus. Exhibition held at de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Summary: Featuring a wide array of iconic rock posters, period photographs, music memorabilia and light shows, “out-of-this-world” clothing, and avant-garde films, this catalogue celebrates San Francisco’s rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love. This book explores, through essays and a succession of thematic plates, the visual and material cultures of a generation searching for personal fulfillment and social change. Presenting key cultural artifacts of the time, Summer of Love introduces and explores the events and experiences that today define this dynamic era.

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Item Number: 145107
Title: Playing with Fire: Paintings by CARLOS ALMARAZ
Author: Fox, Howard N. (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783791356853
Record created on 04/05/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 144pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Summary: Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first fulllength monograph devoted to an artist known for both his politically engaged cultural production as well as his vibrant, highly sought-after studio art, particularly his scenes of car crashes and pastoral depictions of L.A.'s Echo Park. Among the leading figures whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano Art movement in the 1970s, Almaraz began his career with works for the United Farm Workers and cofounded the important artists collective Los Four. Although he saw himself as an activist, Almaraz straddled multiple- and often contradictory-identities that drew from divergent cultures and approaches, and his work became less overtly political and more personal, psychological, dreamlike, and even mystical as he evolved artistically. The book features more than 60 works, mostly from the late 1970s through 1989, the year of the artist's untimely death at age 48, as well as selections from his journals and recollections from numerous colleagues and friends who knew him throughout his career.

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Item Number: 145094
Title: Photography in Argentina - Contradiction and Continuity
Author: Alonso, Idurre ; Judith Keller
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9781606065327
Record created on 04/04/2017
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 332pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Contradiction and Continuity emphasizes crucial historical moments and aesthetic movements in Argentina in which photography had a critical role, producing, and at other times dismantling, national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends. The exhibition examines the complexities of Argentina over the past 150 years, stressing the heterogeneity of its realities, the creation of contradictory histories, and the power of constructed photographic images in the configuration of a national imaginary. With significant works dating from the decade of Argentina’s first constitution to the bicentennial of its independence, the exhibition will include almost 300 photographs representing the work of more than sixty artists.

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Item Number: 145085
Title: Mexico 1900–1950 : Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde
Author: Arteaga, Agustin
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300229950
Record created on 04/04/2017
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Dallas Museum of Art, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 360pp., 209 color, 87 b&w illus. Exhibition catalogue (previously at Grand Palais, Paris)

Summary: México 1900–1950 offers an unprecedented survey of Mexican art from the turn of the century through the Revolution (1910–20) and until the early 1950s. It examines key works across different mediums by major Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco, as well as by lesser-known figures and women artists. The catalogue showcases Mexican modern art as its own distinct avant-garde, fundamentally different from that of Europe. Although many Mexican artists lived and practiced in Paris during the early decades of the 20th century, they eventually returned home and drew extensively from themes surrounding nationhood and Mexico’s rich, mythical past, poignantly articulating their country’s revolutionary ideals, traditions, and aspirations. Over 250 illustrations foreground this wholly original and sweeping study of Mexico as a hotbed for modernism and artistic achievement.

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Item Number: 145202
Title: Der Expressionist FRITZ ASCHER : Leben ist Glühn. The Expressionist Fritz Ascher: To Live is to Blaze with Passion
Author: Barfod, Jörn (et al)
Price: $54.95
ISBN: 9783868323610
Record created on 04/13/2017
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Description: Köln: Wienand, 2017. ed. The Fritz Ascher Society. 28cm., hardcover, 292pp., 193 color illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz. German-English text.

Summary: During the National Socialist era, the Berlin Expressionist Fritz Ascher (1893-1970) was temporarily imprisoned as a degenerate artist and political dissident and survived in hiding. The large-scale retrospective with approximately 70 works sheds new light on this once defamed and all but forgotten painter, presenting drawings, gouaches, and paintings from all phases of his career. Also included in the catalogue are examples of Ascher’s impressive poetry.

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Item Number: 146035
Title: ED ATKINS
Author: Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn ; Marianna Vecellio
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788857233895
Record created on 06/18/2017
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Description: Milan: Skira, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus. Exhibition held at Castello di Rivoli. English text.

Summary: Conceived by Atkins as an artist’s book, the main body is a collage of imagery, text, and graphical elements. Ed Atkins makes videos, draws, and writes, reflexively performing the ways in which contemporary modes of representation attempt to do justice to powerfully emotional experience. Atkins’ work is at once a disturbing diagnosis of a digitally mediated present day and an absurd prophecy of things to come. It is skeptical of the promises of technology yet suggests that it is possible to salvage subjectivity, suspending a hysterical sentimentality within the desperate lives of the surrogates he creates. This catalog accompanies the exhibition that is developed as a collaboration between Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. With new essays by the editors and by Irene Calderoni and Chiara Vecchiarelli, the book is accompanied by a scholarly timeline and an anthology that includes a selection of the artist’s unpublished writings, plus critical writings by Kirsty Bell, Melissa Gronlund, Martin Herbert, Leslie Jamison, Joe Luna, Jeff Nagy, Mike Sperlinger, and Patrick Ward, together with interviews by Katie Guggenheim, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, and Richard Whitby.

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Item Number: 145893
Title: Praised and Ridiculed: French Painting 1820 - 1880
Author: Bätschmann, Oskar (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783777429465
Record created on 06/04/2017
Available Januayr 2018
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Description: Munich: Hirmer, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 184 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Kunsthaus Zürich. English text.

Summary: In the juxtaposition of so-called “Salon painters” and “Reformers of painting” this volume offers a discriminating look at the controversial styles in French painting between 1820 and 1880 and the developments within the traditional genres. Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism – these are still the most important stylistic labels which acted as slogans for French painting during the 19th century. At that time Delacroix, Courbet, Manet and many others left the “straight and narrow” of painting, the academic-neo-classical manner. Highly controversial at the time, today these painters are celebrated worldwide as precursors of Modernism. The situation is very different when it comes to the Salon painters like Meissonier, Cabanel, Gérôme and Bouguereau, who were highly regarded at the time. Today they have been consigned to the fringes, especially in the German-speaking region – unjustifiably, because they play an outstanding role with regard to our understanding of developments in art at the time.

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Item Number: 145793
Title: Being Modern: Building the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Author: Bajac, Quentin (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781633450462
Record created on 05/25/2017
Available November 2017
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 296pp., 175 color illus.

Summary: Published to accompany an exhibition of highlights from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris, Being Modern tells the stories of 120 works of art and design acquired by the Museum between its founding in 1929 and the present, providing a unique insight into one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. Featuring paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, video, film, architecture and design—from Paul Cézanne’s iconic painting "The Bather" (c. 1885) to a set of the 176 digital emoji we use on our mobile phones every day—the catalogue underscores the diversity and relevance of MoMA’s collection while providing a fresh perspective on the modern canon. The book is organized chronologically according to the year each artwork entered the Museum’s collection. Short texts by curators accompany the plates, giving an overview of each work’s significance as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the process by which MoMA acquired it. An essay by the Museum’s director, Glenn D. Lowry, outlines the history of the institution and puts the collection in context, and a concise chronology charts the Museum’s growth. A departure from the usual “highlights” book, this unique catalog presents MoMA’s extraordinary collection from a new angle, telling the story of modern art through the growth of an institution that embraced an aesthetic revolution in the early 20th century and evolved along with it into the 21st.

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Item Number: 145687
Title: MAJA BAJEVIC : Power, Governance, Labor
Author: Gygax, Raphael (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783037644973
Record created on 05/18/2017
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Description: Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2017. 23cm., hardcover, 200pp., ca. 200 color images. Exhibition held at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. English-German text.

Summary: This publication on the French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajevic (b. 1967, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) accompanies her comprehensive exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and focuses on her most recent bodies of works. Since the mid-1990s she has explored a wide variety of issues related to globalization and migration, inclusion and exclusion, exploitation, neoliberalism, and the interactions between these notions. Bajevic also consistently investigates her own identity, and the meaning of “home” and what this constitutes. Her oeuvre is part of a tradition in art that deals with social and educational issues, and that wants to shake up the prevailing social consciousness. In this respect, Bajevic’s approach is all-encompassing; for example, when she compiles an archive of political slogans, she focuses on the entire political spectrum. By bringing together the core of Bajevic’s oeuvre with specially commissioned essays by art historians and curators, this publication reflects on her main artistic strategies and themes, standing as a reference monograph covering the last ten years of her work. The book is divided into three chapters: “Power,” “Governance,” and “Labor,” and includes essays by Barbara Biedermann, Manuel Borja-Villel, Boris Buden, Raphael Gygax, and Ana Janevski.

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Item Number: 144753
Title: (BALLA) Futurballa : Life Light Speed
Author: Coen, Ester
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788857233864
Record created on 03/06/2017
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 216pp. illus. Exhibition held at Fondazione Ferrero, Alba. English edition.
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Item Number: 145050
Title: ROGER BALLEN / HANS LEMMEN : Unleashed
Author: Fruehsorge, Jan-Philipp (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783735603562
Record created on 04/03/2017
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Description: Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 81 color, 26 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris. English-French text.

Summary: Two artists, two techniques—a highly unusual collaborative project. Unleashed brings together two very different artists: the photographer Roger Ballen (*1950), who lives in South Africa, and the Dutch draughtsman Hans Lemmen (*1959). Both share an interest in the conditio humana and in archetypal images that describe a world beyond our familiar civilisation. Unleashed shows a universe of enigmatic dreams and surreal truths, a world apparently out of time, populated by people and animals subject to forces let loose. Over a period of several months they exchanged images and turned each other’s respective medium into their own material. With camera, scissors, and drawing tools—separated by time and space—they carried on an intensive and challenging dialogue.

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Item Number: 146106
Title: Omaggio al Granduca : Memorie dei piatti d’argento per la festa di San Giovanni
Author: Balleri, Rita ; Maria Sframeli
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788883479595
Record created on 06/28/2017
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Description: Livorno: Sillabe, 2017. 28cm.,pbk., 328pp., 180 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Pitti, Firenze. Italian text.

Summary: The precious items in the Tesoro dei Granduchi include a number of 18th century moulds of the now lost “St. John’s plates”, a nostalgic echo of masterpieces of the Roman silversmith’s art in the age of the Baroque. The fifty-eight magnificent silver ewers were intended as a gift for Grand Duke Cosimo III (1642–1723) and, after him, for Gian Gastone (1671–1737), his successor on the throne of Tuscany. One ewer was presented every year on 24 June, the feast of St. John, from 1680 until the Medici dynasty became extinct in 1737. The silver ewers, weighing some fifteen pounds (or five kg.) and worth 300 Roman scudi each, were meticulously embossed and chased with scenes celebrating the most illustrious members of the House of Medici from Lorenzo the Magnificent down to the reigning Grand Dukes. It was probably the fact that the ewers depicted the unusual subject of her family’s history that prompted the Electress Palatine Anna Maria Luisa (1667–1743) to do everything in her power to safeguard them from the threat of destruction at the hands of the House of Lorraine, who succeeded the Medici on the throne of Tuscany and whose military expenditure meant that they were regularly strapped for cash. The ewers were jealously guarded in the Wardrobe in Palazzo Vecchio, leaving the premises only from 1789 to 1791 for display in the “Medal Room” in the Galleria degli Uffizi. Sent back to the Wardrobe as their popularity declined, they set off down the path to oblivion. It is only thanks to casts commissioned by the Marchese Carlo Ginori and made in his Manufactory in Doccia between 1746 and 1748 that we can appreciate at least a pale reflection of their splendour today.

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Item Number: 145658
Title: JOACHIM BANDAU : Early Sculptures 1967-1974
Author: Kraus, Eva ; Thomas Heyden (eds)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9783903131859
Record created on 05/15/2017
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Description: Vienna: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017. 30cm., pbk,. 150pp. illus. Exhibition held at Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg. German-English text.

Summary: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Joachim Bandau (born 1936) subjected the image of humanity to a critical reformulation in his polyester sculptures. Bandau’s works articulate a concern for the future of self-determination, democracy and humanity that is at the same time typical of their time and very current. The artist created impressive caricatures of a society he saw to be unstoppably moving towards “1984”, towards the perfection of a technologically conducted oppression, manipulation and alienation of its people. The threat to man and his freedom is expressed in Bandau’s maimed, mutilated and monstrously mutated figuration. The artist particularly liked to work with mannequins, which he sawed up. An abdomen or a chest area, symmetrically unfolded and molded with fiberglass-reinforced polyester, formed many an upper border to Bandau’s sculptures.

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Item Number: 145203
Title: BASELITZ VEDOVA
Author: Smerling, Walter (et al)
Price: $52.95
ISBN: 9783868322804
Record created on 04/13/2017
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Description: Köln: Wienand, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 160pp., 131 color illus. German-English text.

Summary: Since the 1960s, the German painter Georg Baselitz and his Italian colleague Emilio Vedova developed a close personal and professional friendship. Vedova impressed Baselitz with his powerful painting style and proved that abstract painting can also have a political dimension. The richly illustrated book brings together late paintings by Vedova from the 1980s with, among others, works from Baselitz’s most recent series Ma grigio from 2015.

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Item Number: 145384
Title: BASQUIAT : Boom for Real
Author: Buchhart, Dieter (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356365
Record created on 04/25/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 296pp., 300 color illus. English text. Exhibition held at Barbican Art Gallery, London.

Summary: Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMOc. He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer new research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMOc; curator Carlo McCormick on New York / New Wave; writer Glenn O'Brien on the downtown scene; academic Jordana Moore Saggese on Basquiat's relationship to film and television; and music scholar Francesco Martinelli on Basquiat's obsession with jazz. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.

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Item Number: 146259
Title: Von Spitzweg zu Sisi : Kunst und Kunsthandwerk des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Sammlung Friedrich Werner Ott
Author: Batz, Karl
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783897905030
Record created on 07/20/2017
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Description: Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Verlag, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 296pp., 288 color illus. Exhibition held at Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt. German text.

Summary: In the Biedermeier scenes and idylls of the early works by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885), odd misfits, soldiers, monks and maids are all featured in the middle-class provincial milieu of the time. Informed by a free painting style, however, the landscapes of his late works anticipate Impressionism. Comprising 430 objects, the Werner Friedrich Ott Collection in the Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt includes, alongside paintings and drawings by the famous artist, an extensive Historicist collection of arts-and-crafts objects. In a time when political, economic and social relations in Europe underwent complete change, the nobility and an increasingly stronger middle class often drew upon the authoritative symbolism used to establish their identity of earlier times. They placed great value on the exquisite handcrafted work and most luxurious materials of their goblets, pitchers, services and jewellery items. Particularly coveted were objects furnished with dedications from prominent personages, such as Empress Elisabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria.

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Item Number: 145081
Title: Delirious : Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980
Author: Baum, Kelly (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781588396334
Record created on 04/04/2017
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Description: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp., 150 illus. Exhibition to be held at The Met Breuer, New York.

Summary: Addressing the maniacal, eccentric, and disorienting in artworks made between 1950 and 1980, Delirious situates a fascination with the absurd and irrational within the context of the violence and brutality witnessed during World War II as well as the rapid expansion of industrial capitalism in the 1950s. Skepticism of science and technology—along with fear of its capability to promote mass destruction—developed into a distrust of rationalism, which in the arts had the paradoxical result of extracting irrational effects from rational means. Disturbing and challenging, these works upended traditional notions of aesthetic harmony. This thought-provoking book features work by approximately 70 artists from Europe, Latin America, and the United States, including Dara Birnbaum, León Ferrari, Bruce Nauman, Howardena Pindell, Peter Saul, Nancy Spero, and many others. Placing the fascination with delirium within historical, literary, political, and cultural contexts, it offers a provocative view of how like-minded artists experimented with irrational subject matter and techniques—ranging from sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper to film, video, and book design—and forged a new aesthetic that directly responded to the unbalanced times in which they were created.

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Item Number: 145455
Title: The Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution! From Malevich to Judd, from Deineka to Bartana
Author: Baumgartner, Michael (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356358
Record created on 05/01/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 372pp., 447 color illus. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Bern.

Summary: The point of departure for the present publication is the strikingly innovative artistic spirit of the Russian avant-garde, along with the "Socialist Realism" that became established after the revolution. It addresses the radical conceptions of the revolutionary artistic movements of the early 20th century and their significance for the breakthroughs to abstraction and Constructivism. It also traces the implications and the traces of "Socialist Realism" as an ideologically motivated pictorial formula up to the present day. Also investigated is the actuality and viability of revolutionary ideas and art with reference to numerous examples of both abstract and representational art. For those interested in the works and ideas of these movements, and in the artistic consequences of the October Revolution in general, this sumptuous publication offers fascinating insights and a comprehensive overview.

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Item Number: 146293
Title: MARTIN BECK : An Organized System of Instructions
Author: Voorhies, James (ed)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9783956792632
Record created on 07/24/2017
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Description: Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 208pp. illus. Exhibition held at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Summary: Martin Beck’s exhibition “Program” at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts comprised a sequence of interventions, installations, events, and displays that drew on the exhibition histories and academic pursuits of the famed 1963 Le Corbusier building at Harvard University. The sequence of explorative strategies—each node of which Beck considered an “episode”—lent particular attention to the founding aspirations of the Carpenter Center, which sought to cultivate its position as simultaneously an iconic modernist building, school, and exhibition venue. Beck performed and critically reflected on the kinds of activity an institution uses to build, organize, and engage with its audiences, and, in the case of the Carpenter Center, how it performed a kind of exhibition of education in both its pedagogical framework and its public outreach. From its physical infrastructure to its communication strategies, from its foundational curricular principles to visitor tallies, from building usage to welcome rituals, “Program,” which transpired over two years, examined institutional behaviors that collectively form institutional identity and integrate audiences into a cohesive program of public address. This book, An Organized System of Instructions, is both a document of “Program” and an extension of the exhibition, which ran from October 24, 2014, to October 2016.

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Item Number: 145405
Title: MAX BECKMANN : The world as a stage
Author: Fischer-Hausdorf, Eva (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783791356976
Record created on 04/25/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, in association with the Kunsthalle Bremen and the Museum Barberini, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 248pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: Many of the paintings by Max Beckmann show the world of the theater, the circus, and vaudeville. He assumed the position of the spectator and his paintings were the stage. He was driven by pageantry and this is the first publication to show how Beckmann's artistic theater was palpably visual while also showing his work in the context of the history of ideas. It brings home how the painter and author of dramas that has hitherto received little attention saw himself as an "impresario, director, and scene shifter." This book grants readers highly innovative and captivating access to one of the exceptional artists of the last century and his extraordinary visual and formal language.

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Item Number: 145079
Title: GIOVANNI BELLINI : Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice
Author: Gasparotto, Davide
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781606065310
Record created on 04/04/2017
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Description: Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 128pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to experience masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini (about 1430–1516), one of the greatest Venetian painters of the Renaissance. Landscape played a prominent role throughout his long and illustrious career, complementing his religious subject matter and enhancing the meditational nature of paintings intended for the private devotion of highly sophisticated patrons. Distinguished by a refined sensitivity to the natural world, Bellini transformed traditional symbolic motifs into convincing yet poetic depictions of the Venetian mainland, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of European painting.

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Item Number: 145807
Title: BERNINI
Author: Bacchi, Andrea ; Anna Coliva
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9788899765569
Record created on 05/26/2017
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Description: Milan: Officina Libraria, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 384pp., 210 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Galleria Borghese, Rome. English edition.

Summary: Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), architect, painter, but above all sculptor, had a career that spanned almost three quarters of a century. He worked under six different popes and was instrumental in the ornamentation of Baroque Rome, from the colonnade of St. Peter to the fountains in piazza Navona and piazza di Spagna, from the many stunning sculptural groups in the churches and palaces of Rome to the dozens of 'speaking portraits', which depict cardinals, popes, kings and intellectuals of his time. The Galleria Borghese, home of many works by Bernini, including some of his world-famous groups such as Apollo and Daphne, The Rape of Proserpina and David, will host a major exhibition on the sculptures of this extraordinary artist. Exceptional in scope and scholarship, the catalogue analyses many different aspects of Bernini's output, focusing on the many innovations he introduced. It also devotes studies to the critical reception of Bernini and to his relationships with friends and patrons. The Dictionary of the Friends and Patrons of Bernini at the end of the catalogue contains approximately one-hundred entries, constituting a very useful tool for researchers on Bernini and Baroque Rome.

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Item Number: 146153
Title: Hijo del Laocoonte : ALONSO BERRUGUETE y la Antigüedad pagana
Author: Arias Martinez, Manuel (ed)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788481816792
Record created on 07/05/2017
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Description: Madrid: CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 206pp., 170 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid.

Contents: V. Farinella, El Paragone con la Antiguedad en el arte italiano de principios del siglo XVI ; T. Mozzati, Alonso Berruguete y el Laocoonte - Erudicion arqueologica y sentimiento de la escultura en la Roma de principios del siglo XVI ; M. Moran Turina, Invirtiendo afanes y hacienda en eunir esculturas clasicas - Sobre algunos coleccionistas de antiguedades en la Espana del siglo XVI ; C. Moran Sanchez, La Antiguedad clasica en Espana en la epoca de Berruguete - mirando en el espejo del pasado ; Catalogo - El maravilloso juego entre la regla clasica y la libertad de las formas ; La luz de la Antiguedad en Roma ; Sarcofagos y lecciones ; Bajo el influjo del Laocoonte ; Reinterpretando modelos ; A la sombra de una gran venera.

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Item Number: 145693
Title: Artige Kunst : Kunst und Politik im Nationalsozialismus. Compliant Art : Art and Politics in the National Socialist era
Author: von Berswordt-Wallrabe, Silke (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783735602886
Record created on 05/18/2017
Description: Bielefeld: Kerber, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 95 color illus. German-English text. Exhibition held at Museum unter Tage, Bochum

Summary: The art of the avant-garde, the “degenerate art,” combated by the National Socialists has been widely researched and exhibited to the public in recent decades. The conformist, “good” art aligned with National Socialist ideology, in contrast, silently disappeared into warehouses after 1945. Art was supposed to stabilize the system, hearten in difficult times, and communicate values such as a fighting spirit, family, and tradition. The publication knowledgeably shows that the artworks did truly completely lack any critical potential or humanist aspirations. It also documents the inner conflict of the time and juxtaposes works that conformed to the regime with those by critical, persecuted artists. The important question of what happened to the “good” artists after the end of the war is also addressed.

Artists: osef Albers, Willi Baumeister, Max Beckmann, Claus Bergen, Arno Breker, Lovis Corinth, Walter Dexel, Elk Eber, Adolf Erbslöh, Conrad Felixmüller, George Grosz, Erwin Hahs, Sepp Happ, Erich Heckel, Richard Heymann, Otto Albert Hirth, Karl Hofer, Albert Janesch, Alexej Jawlensky, Paul Junghanns, Arthur Kampf, Michael Mathias Kiefer, Paul Klee, Georg Lebrecht, Erich Mercker, László Moholy-Nagy, Marg Moll, Karel Niestrath, Felix Nussbaum, Albert Otto, Rudolf Otto, Paul Mathias Padua, Carl-Theodor Protzen, Franz Radziwill, Leni Riefenstahl, Ivo Saliger, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Hans Schmitz-Widenbrück, Leopold Schmutzler, Max Schulze-Sölde, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Schwarz, Karl Schwesig, Max Slevogt, Horst Strempel, Bernd Templin, Arnold Topp, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Marianne von Werefkin, Else Wex-Cleemann, Ossip Zadkine.

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Item Number: 144588
Title: Italienbilder zwischen Romantik und Realismus : Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts
Author: Biedermann, Heike ; Andreas Dehmer (ed)
Price: $40.95
ISBN: 9783954982684
Record created on 02/14/2017
Description: Dresden: Sandstein Verlag, 2017. 30cm., hardcover 196pp., 139 color illus. Exhibition held at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Summary: In diesen Worten spiegelt sich die im 19. Jahrhundert tief verwurzelte deutsche Sehnsucht nach dem Licht und den Farben Italiens, das ebenso mit seinen antiken und christlichen Stätten, mit seiner Fülle an Renaissance­kunst sowie mit seinen rauen und elegischen Land­schaften verzauberte. Das Albertinum zeigt ein umfassendes Panorama gemalter Italien­bilder jener Zeit. Erstmals wird hierzu der reiche Bestand der Staatlichen Kunst­sammlungen Dresden in den Fokus gerückt und in kunst­historische Kontexte gesetzt. Das Schaffen deutsch­sprachiger Künstler steht im Dialog mit Arbeiten heraus­ragender Maler anderer Nationen wie Johan Christian Dahl, Camille Corot, William Turner und Arnold Böcklin, aber auch mit zeit­genössischer Skulptur sowie prägenden Vorbildern früherer Jahrhunderte – von der Antike bis hin zu Nicolas Poussin und Claude Lorrain, deren Land­schafts­darstellungen die Natur­wahrnehmung bis weit in das 19. Jahrhundert hinein beeinflussten.

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Item Number: 145440
Title: Art of Jazz : Form / Performance / Notes
Author: Bindman, David ; Suzanne Preston Blier ; Vera Ingrid Grant (eds)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780674980266
Record created on 04/28/2017
Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 176pp., 109 color illus. Exhibition held at Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Cambridge.

Summary: This catalogue documents the exhibition Art of Jazz, a collaborative installation at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art with one section (FORM) installed at the Harvard Art Museums. The book explores the intersection of the visual arts and jazz music, and presents a visual feast of full color plates of artworks, preceded by a series of essays. FORM, curated by Suzanne Preston Blier and David Bindman in the teaching gallery of the Harvard Art Museum, ushers in a dialogue between visual representation and jazz music, showcasing artists’ responses to jazz. PERFORMANCE, also curated by Blier and Bindman, guides us through a rich collection of books, album covers, photographs, and other ephemera installed at the Cooper Gallery. NOTES, curated by Cooper Gallery director Vera Ingrid Grant, fills five of the gallery’s curatorial spaces with contemporary art that illustrates how late twentieth- and early twenty-first century artists hear, view, and engage with jazz. Visual artists represented in FORM include Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Romare Bearden, and Stuart Davis. PERFORMANCE includes art by Hugh Bell, Carl Van Vechten, and Romare Bearden; additional album cover art by Joseph Albers, Ben Shahn, Andy Warhol, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers; and posters and photographs of Josephine Baker and Lena Horne. NOTES includes art by Cullen Washington, Norman Lewis, Walter Davis, Lina Viktor, Petite Noir, Ming Smith, Richard Yarde, Christopher Myers, Whitfield Lovell, and Jason Moran.

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Item Number: 145032
Title: Charles II : Art and Power
Author: Bird, Rufus ; Olivia Fryman (eds)
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 9781909741447
Record created on 04/02/2017
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Description: London: Royal Collection Trust, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 496pp., ca. 400 color illus. Exhibition to be held at The Queen's Gallery, London.

Summary: The Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England, and Charles II became a leading patron and collector throughout the mid- and late seventeenth century. Fine and decorative arts served not only as furnishings for the royal residences but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king. Sumptuously illustrated, Charles II: Art & Power looks at the art and culture of the court of Charles II, as well as James II, who followed his brother as a liberal patron. It includes an exploration of the theme of power throughout the reigns of these monarchs, and looks at ritual and the decorative uses of art; and the development of a distinct 'English Baroque'. Among the many works of art showcased here are the replacement Crown Jewels made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, John Michael Wright’s monumental portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes, the glittering gilt plate that adorned the altar of Westminster Abbey during the coronation, Charles II’s collection of Italian Old Master paintings (includingdrawings by Leonardo da Vinci) and many spectacular furnishings from the Palace of Whitehall and St James’s Palace.

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Item Number: 145263
Title: WILLIAM BLAKE and the Age of Aquarius
Author: Eisenman, Mark Crosby (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780691175256
Record created on 04/18/2017
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Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 224pp., 137 color illus. Exhibition held at Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University.

Summary: In his own lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) was a relatively unknown nonconventional artist with a strong political bent. William Blake and the Age of Aquarius is a beautifully illustrated look at how, some two hundred years after his birth, the antiestablishment values embodied in Blake's art and poetry became a model for artists of the American counterculture. This book provides new insights into the politics and protests of Blake's own lifetime, and the generation of artists who revived and reimagined his work in the mid-1940s through 1970, or what might be called the "long sixties." Contributors explore Blake's outsider status in Georgian England and how his individualistic vision spoke to members of the Beat Generation, hippies, radical poets and writers, and other voices of the counterculture. Among the artists, musicians, and writers who looked to Blake were such diverse figures as Diane Arbus, Jay DeFeo, the Doors, Sam Francis, Allen Ginsberg, Jess, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, Charles Seliger, Maurice Sendak, Robert Smithson, Clyfford Still, and many others. This book also explores visual cultures around such galvanizing moments of the 1960s as Woodstock and the Summer of Love. William Blake and the Age of Aquarius shows how Blake's myths, visions, and radicalism found new life among American artists who valued individualism and creativity, explored expanded consciousness, and celebrated youth, peace, and the power of love in a turbulent age.

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Item Number: 145315
Title: Vision of Albion : WILLIAM BLAKE in Sussex
Author: Loukes, Andrew (et al)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781911300298
Record created on 04/20/2017
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Description: London: Holberton, 2018. 21cm., pbk., 80pp., 60 color illus. Exhibition held at National Trust’s Petworth House.

Summary: Accompanying the first exhibition devoted to the subject, William Blake in Sussex considers the collective significance of the English county to the life and work of the the celebrated artist and writer. Sussex, the only place outside London where Blake ever lived, inspired a wide body of extraordinary work, done for new and existing patrons and ranging from the familiar to the rarely considered. Accompanying an exhibition at the National Trust's Petworth House, this catalogue will explore William Blake's association with Sussex and the works by him at Petworth, the only major country house to hold examples by the artist. Disillusioned with London life and struggling to make a living, Blake and his wife Catherine went in 1800 to live at the coastal village of Felpham, which the artist soon described as "the sweetest spot on earth". Providing his principal encounters with both English rural life and the coast, the artist's three years "on the banks of the ocean" informed his two greatest illustrated epic poems, Milton and Jerusalem, and continued to be reflected in his work for the rest of his career: "In Felpham I saw and heard Visions of Albion". The authors will examine the relationships formed by Blake in Sussex, particularly with the poet William Hayley, the sculptor John Flaxman, the 3rd Earl of Egremont at Petworth House and his estranged wife Elizabeth Ilive, who commissioned two of the three Blakes now in Petworth. Blake's work for Hayley, often dismissed as illustrative and decorative, will be reappraised, and other projects he worked on in Sussex will be celebrated, including extraordinary biblical illustrations. Blake's infamous arrest for sedition, allegedly for cursing the king while throwing a drunken soldier out of his Felpham garden, will be discussed. It is not widely known that Blake was tried first in Petworth, where he was vouched for by the 3rd Earl. Most importantly, the authors will contextualize the Petworth Blakes, not only the three pictures but also the artist's engravings to The Book of Job and Robert Blair's The Grave, copies of which survive in the private library in the house. Finally, the lasting influence of Sussex on Blake's work will be considered.

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Item Number: 145072
Title: Visual Voyages : Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
Author: Bleichmar, Daniela
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9780300224023
Record created on 04/04/2017
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp., 153 color illus.

Summary: From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both sides of the Atlantic understood and imaged the region we now know as Latin America. Nature provided incentives for exploration, commodities for trade, specimens for scientific investigation, and manifestations of divine forces. It also yielded a rich trove of representations, created both by natives to the region and visitors, which are the subject of this lushly illustrated book. Author Daniela Bleichmar shows that these images were not only works of art but also instruments for the production of knowledge, with scientific, social, and political repercussions. Early depictions of Latin American nature introduced European audiences to native medicines and religious practices. By the 17th century, revelatory accounts of tobacco, chocolate, and cochineal reshaped science, trade, and empire around the globe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, collections and scientific expeditions produced both patriotic and imperial visions of Latin America. Through an interdisciplinary examination of more than 150 maps, illustrated manuscripts, still lifes, and landscape paintings spanning four hundred years, Visual Voyages establishes Latin America as a critical site for scientific and artistic exploration, affirming that region’s transformation and the transformation of Europe as vitally connected histories.

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Item Number: 145833
Title: BOMBERG
Author: MacDougall, Sarah ; Rachel Dickson
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780900157615
Record created on 05/30/2017
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Description: London: Ben Uri Gallery, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at Pallant House, Chichester.

Contents: Chapter 1 (1890-1914) A Disturbing Influence; Chapter 2 (1915-20) The War and its Aftermath; Chapter 3 (1921-39) Jerusalem, Spain and England ; Chapter 4 (1939-45) War and Peace; Chapter 5 (1946-57) The Final Years.

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Item Number: 145601
Title: LEE BONTECOU
Author: Banach, Joan (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9783960980667
Record created on 05/11/2017
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Description: Köln: Walther König, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 136pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. English text.

Summary: Since the 1960s, American artist Lee Bontecou has been internationally praised for her intriguing sculptures and installations. The rich, organic shapes of her sculptures seem to originate from a mysterious universe in which man?s fears and desires are condensed. Recently the artist created Sandbox, a new installation in which she combines elements from her work from the 1960s to the present. A picture essay by Joan Banach, artist and friend of Bontecou, focuses on the genesis of Sandbox and maps the rich network of Bontecou?s inspirations: pictures range from extracts from geological and historical books to images of works by old masters. The beautiful, detailed photographs were taken at the artist?s studio. This publication also shows Bontecou?s sketchbooks and the inspirational ?wall of drawings? in her studio. This book is an intimate insight into the creative process of the artist.

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Item Number: 145685
Title: CARLO BORER : Transformers Clouds and Spaceships
Author: Lodermeyer, Peter (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783735603333
Record created on 05/18/2017
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Description: Bielefeld: Kerber, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 194pp., 96 color illus. German-English text. Exhibition held at Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn.

Summary: Carlo Borer creates objects made of chromium steel or aluminum, which he designs, develops, and constructs on a 3D-CAD system. Rotation and the perfect relationship of tension between dynamism and static equilibrium play an important role in the definition of forms. They are cut with a laser from sheet metal, curved, and welded. The publication brings together Borer’s sculptures, statues, and installations, which he gives titles such as “transformers,” “loops,” or “clouds,” as well as his “spaceships” and “no readymades.” These objects suggest a presumed use and deceive one into thinking that they are utilitarian objects from a technically advanced civilization, mislead in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

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Item Number: 145401
Title: LOUISE BOURGEOIS : Structures of Existence: The Cells
Author: Lorz, Julienne (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9783791365701
Record created on 04/25/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 27cm., pbk., 288pp, 291 color illus. Exhibition held at Haus der Kunst, Munich. English text.

Summary: Like the majority of Louise Bourgeois's oeuvre, her "Cells" series is both enigmatic and personal. Preoccupy her attention for nearly 20 years, these complex and sophisticated works are daring and provocative. Many are small enclosures into which the viewer is prompted to peer at arrangements of various objects; others are small rooms into which the viewer is invited to enter. In her "Cells", Bourgeois uses sculptural forms, found objects, and personal items that were significant to her. Six "Cells" from the series are given close attention, revealing the enormous diversity of Bourgeois's artistic engagement as well as recurring themes of physical and emotional pain, voyeurism, integration, and disintegration. A designated section displays the entire "Cells" series with extensive color reproductions including several details in chronological order. Together with an essay on the evolution of the "Cells" and an interview with the artist's former assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, this volume offers a holistic appreciation of a crucial phase in Bourgeois's highly influential career.

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Item Number: 145013
Title: LOUIS BOURGEOIS : An Unfolding Portrait
Author: Wye, Deborah
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781633450417
Record created on 04/01/2017
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Description: New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 248pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum’s Atrium. The artist’s creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no “rivalry” between the mediums in which she worked, noting that “they say the same thing in different ways.” Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigations of abstraction and works made from old garments and household fabrics. In addition, the evolving states and variants of her prints will be emphasized in order to reveal Bourgeois’s creative thinking as it unfolded.

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Item Number: 145338
Title: MARK BRADFORD
Author: Aquin, Stéphane ; Evelyn Hankins
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9780300230772
Record created on 04/21/2017
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Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 96pp., 60 illus.

Summary: This beautifully illustrated book documents Pickett’s Charge, an ambitious and timely project by renowned artist Mark Bradford. Eight new paintings extend nearly four hundred feet to form a 360-degree experience encircling an entire floor of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Bradford’s monumental installation is inspired by the 1883 cyclorama painted by Paul Philippoteaux to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, which has been considered the critical turning point of the Civil War and, consequently, of American history. Elements from Philippoteaux’s paintings are among multiple layers of collaged paper that Bradford has scraped through to reveal hidden textures and complexities, and this interplay—between past and present, between the legible and the mysteriously evocative—encourages a reconsideration of history’s conventional linear narratives. The catalogue features an interview with the artist by Stéphane Aquin and an essay by Evelyn Hankins that situates the site-specific project within a broader art historical context. With lavish images of the paintings and their installation, this book records a significant new contribution to socially engaged American art.

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Item Number: 145526
Title: Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography
Author: Bright, Susan ; Denise Wolff
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781597113618
Record created on 05/05/2017
Description: New York: Aperture, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 304pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: From basic sustenance to savory repasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life. It can be political, religious, aspirational, commercial, creative, symbolic, national, and regional. Food's complexity of form and meaning--and the fact that it's often at hand--have made it a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography. Interest in both food photography and food as a subject has risen in recent years, and this is the first book to cover food photography's rich history--not only in fine art photography, but also in crossover genres such as commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. Susan Bright's introduction and commentary accompanying the photographs bring insight and intelligence to this spectacular subject, and trace the progression of the genre from photography's beginnings to present day, featuring artists from all eras--Roger Fenton, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Laura Letinsky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Martin Parr, to name a few. Through key pictures, Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer.

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Item Number: 145168
Title: Hola Prado! Two Collections In Dialogue
Author: Brinkmann, Bodo ; Gabriel Dette (eds)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9783731905530
Record created on 04/11/2017
Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 152pp., 149 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Basel. English text.

Summary: A return visit between friends and a generous gesture by one of the world’s most significant art collections: In the summer of 2015 the Kunstmuseum Basel lent ten paintings by Pablo Picasso to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where they were seen by around 1.4 million visitors. This year, the Prado is repaying the favour by sending twenty-six master works dating from between the late fifteenth century and the close of the eighteenth century on a journey to Basel. Even such a generous return loan cannot hope to reflect the full richness of the Madrid collection. Therefore, the selection agreed by the Kunstmuseum and the Prado deliberately eschews the attempt to show a cross-section of our respective holdings. Instead, the handpicked guests from the Prado are shown in a sequence of twenty-four focused encounters with a corresponding selection of works from the Kunstmuseum: Titian, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya appear in dialogue with Memling, Baldung, Holbein the Younger, Goltzius and Rembrandt. Prints by Goya and Holbein the Younger, from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings in Basel, conclude the summit meeting between the two museums. The aim of the exhibition is to identify and make visible the points of connection, bridging artistic, geographical and historical divides, between pictures and collections. A journey of discovery, replete with artistic pleasures, awaits the visitor. For example: shortly before the Reformation, Hans Holbein the Younger revolutionised sacred art with his depiction of the dead Christ in the tomb, condensing the Biblical narrative into a single still-life image that shifted the categories and boundaries of religious painting. Just over a century later, Francisco de Zurbarán, under the influence of the Counter-Reformation, created a yet more radical picture in the tradition of the bodegones – the Spanish still life paintings with sparse displays of kitchen items in close-up view – showing a lamb with bound feet: the Agnus Dei from the gospel of John, one of the oldest symbols of Christ. Both works implicitly pose the question of how the son of God can be represented in visual terms. In a further picture by Zurbarán, the question becomes a theme in its own right: the painter shows himself in the role of St Luke, addressing the crucified Christ. The exhibition also presents a secular bodegón from Madrid, which invites comparisons with the sumptuous display of victuals on the table of Georg Flegel from Basel. And Holbein has an opportunity to match himself as a history painter and portraitist with Italian artists such as Titian, whose Ecce Homo confronts Holbein's Flagellation, and Giovanni Battista Moroni, whose Portrait of a Soldier plays the foil to Holbein’s depiction of Bonifacius Amerbach. Further genres are represented by history paintings with religious and mythological subjects, and by allegories and landscapes. The fifty-four works on display are mutually illuminating: by investigating the similarities and differences between them, the exhibition provides a basis for further reflection. In a comparative perspective, it draws attention to correspondences that sometimes become visible at first glance but in other cases emerge only on closer inspection. This is how the history of art is written – or in our view should be written.

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Item Number: 145042
Title: Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World
Author: Brinkmann, Vinzenz (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9783791357072
Record created on 04/02/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 240pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: When Renaissance artists sought to imitate ancient sculpture, their medium of choice was pure, white marble, but little did they know that the works they emulated were originally painted in dazzling and powerful hues—from red ocher and cinnabar to azurite and malachite. By illustrating painted reconstructions of well-known sculptures in relation to original examples, this volume reveals how ancient artists in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Aegean, Greece, and Rome brought unexpected and breathtaking color to their artworks. Accompanying these reproductions are watercolors of Greece’s landscapes dating from different years, which show how our perception of ancient art has changed over time. Generously illustrated, this book testifies that the study of ancient sculpture is incomplete without an understanding of the many ways that color was employed to bring such art to life.

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Item Number: 144757
Title: Roma-Parigi : Accademie a confronto - L'Accademia di San Luca e gli artisti francesi
Author: Brook, Carolina (et al)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 9788897610175
Record created on 03/06/2017
Description: Roma: Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 222pp. prof. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.

Includes: L'Accademia di San Luca - primati e declinazioni delle tre arti, pittura, scultura e architettura, Francesco Moschini ; Introduzione alla Galleria accademica, M Marisa Dalai Emiliani ; Da Vouet a Errard - gli artisti francesi nell'Accademia di San Luca tra rifondazione e progettata unione, Elisa Camboni ; I francesi in Accademia nel Settecento - i concorsi di pittura e scultura, Carolina Brook ; Presenze francesi all'Accademia di San Luca - la collezione dei ritratti degli artisti, Marica Marzinotto ; L'insegnamento del paesaggio in ambito accademico fra Settecento e ottocento, Luigi Gallo ; I primi concorsi accademici di architettura tra Roma e la Francia, 1677, Francesco Guidoboni ; La formazione accademica dell'architetto da Parigi a Roma tra fine Seicento e primo Settecento, Tommaso Manfredi ; Verso una nuova architettura - Académie Royale d'Architecture e Accademia di San Luca. 1750-1800, Gian Paolo Consoli ; Le riforme dell'Accademia di San Luca osservate da Parigi nel 1810 - l'architettura al confronto con le altre arti del disegno, Susanna Pasquali ; Progetti in onore di napoleone, Fabrizio Di Marco, Marco Pupillo ; L'Accademia nel periodo francese. i nuovi statuti del 1812, Pier Paolo Racioppi ; etc.

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Item Number: 144802
Title: Dessiner le quotidien : la Hollande au Siècle d'or
Author: Brugerolles, Emmanuelle ; Olivia Savatier Sjöholm
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9782359061925
Record created on 03/13/2017
Description: Paris: Musee du Louvre Editions, Editions Lienart, 2017. 25cm., pbk., 160pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue. French text.

Summary: The selection of ninety-three works from the public collections in France, by artists such as Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ostade, and Buytewech, shows the great diversity and the codification of subjects portraying daily life in 17th-century Holland (domestic life, small trades, entertainment, military and peasant scenes, etc.). It highlights the complexity of their relationship with reality, between observation and reconstruction, a snapshot-like quality and conventions of representation.

The exhibition revolves around two distinctive worlds: – City life: The artists culled motifs from their urban environment, sketching quickly on the spot or shortly after observation. Rembrandt was a pioneer of this new practice, drawing people in his entourage, as well as beggars from the streets of Amsterdam. In addition to street scenes, the drawings on display show urban interiors, places of entertainment as well as places of domestic life elevated by the Protestant religion as temples of virtue. On the fringes of this urban world, military life gave rise to specific portrayals that were highly popular. – Rural life: The city of Haarlem was the heart of the “peasant genre” with Adriaen van Ostade leading the way, followed by his many students. In the work of these talented draftsmen, rural dwellers were reduced to traditional “types”: the peasant, the peddler, the traveling musician, etc. They appeared as uncouth beings, indulging in drink, tobacco, and gambling. The mid-17th century nevertheless marked a turning point in the evocation of peasant mores. Inn scenes became peaceful and joyous, while domestic interiors celebrated the virtuous simplicity of their existence.

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Item Number: 146152
Title: Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of WILLIAM BULLARD, 1897-1917
Author: Burns, Nancy Kathryn (et al)
Price: $38.00
ISBN: 9780998681733
Record created on 07/03/2017
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Description: Worcester: Worcester Art Museum, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 128pp., 130 images. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This book presents a photographic narrative of African American and Native American migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Taken between 1897 and 1917 by itinerant photographer William Bullard of Worcester, Massachusetts, these photographs address larger themes involving race in American history, many of which remain relevant today: the story of people of color claiming their rightful place in society and creating a community in new surroundings. William Bullard’s heretofore unpublished collection of more than 230 glass negatives presenting the African American and Nipmuc communities of Worcester, Massachusetts, at the turn of the century provides an exceptional opportunity to significantly deepen our understanding of the use of photography at a political and personal level. Unlike most extant photographic collections of black Americans taken in this period, the subjects in Bullard’s photographs are identified in his logbook, allowing this book to tell specific stories about individuals and re-create a more accurate historical context.

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Item Number: 145473
Title: DIANE BURKO : Bearing Witness to Climate Change
Author: Ratcliff, Carter (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780998456409
Record created on 05/01/2017
Description: Staatsburg: KMW Studio, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 70pp., 90 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: This exquisitely designed book documents an exhibition organized by Arkansas’s Walton Arts Center in conjunction with Artosphere, an annual regional festival that celebrates artists influenced by nature. The 40 pieces reproduced in this book are recent projects inspired by expeditions to the polar regions. In addition, it contains an introduction by the Walton Art’s Center curator Andrea Packard; an analysis of Burko’s work in relation to the history of glacial imagery, written by William Fox, the Director of the Art and Environment Center of the Nevada Museum of Art; and insightful commentary by Carter Ratcliff who followed the artist’s career as it developed over many years. He highlights her most recent project, The Elegy Series, which is featured on both the front and back covers.

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Item Number: 145522
Title: GERARD BYRNE : A Late Evening in the Future
Author: Bitterli, Konrad (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9783903131019
Record created on 05/04/2017
Available July 2017
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Description: Vienna: VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 140pp., 100 color illus. Geran-English text.

Summary: This publication offers a glimpse into the complex installations of Irish artist Gerard Byrne (born 1969), whose multimedia work verges on performance art. The solo exhibition A Late Evening in the Future experiments with conventional spatial structures and temporal sequencing.

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Item Number: 145398
Title: Kinesthesia : Latin American and Kinetic Art, 1954-1969
Author: Cameron, Dan ; Susan Green (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356730
Record created on 04/25/2017
Available October 2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, in association with the Palm Springs Art Museum, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 240pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969 examines the influential and visually stunning work of South American kinetic artists. While Southern California was becoming the North American epicenter for Light and Space art in the 1960s, separate yet closely related technical experiments had been unfolding in a handful of major cities of South America, as well as in Paris, the European center for kinetic art. Kinesthesia highlights the broad differences that emerged among the two principal South American centers of activity: Argentina, where kinetic art grew out of local debates about painting; and Venezuela, where pioneering notions of modern architecture stimulated a synthesis of art and design. Featured in this volume are kinetic sculptures and installations by Jesus Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Carlos Cruz- Diez, Martha Boto, and others, as well as essays that explore the history of this movement, examine the artists' reception by European and American audiences in the context of the Cold War, and link their achievements to 21st-century artists and their work.

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Item Number: 145664
Title: Making Majesty: The Throne Room at Dublin Castle, a Cultural History
Author: Campbell, Myles (et al)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9781911024736
Record created on 05/16/2017
Available Autumn 2017, further details forthcoming
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Description: Newbridge: Irish Academic Press, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 285pp. illus. Exhibition to be held at Dublin Castle.

Summary: The Throne Room in Dublin Castle was the ultimate focus of vice-regal ceremony, royal visits and many great state occasions both before and after Irish independence in 1922. It has been a touchstone of British occupation and Irish autonomy that can be analysed through the details of its form and furnishing. 'Making Majesty' is an extraordinary collection of essays by leading Irish art and architectural historians that collectively cover an impossible breadth of detail in order to restore our understanding of this tremendously lavish space, shedding new light on the major and minor figures who created, ornamented, decorated and used it, and the motivations that prompted the room's awe-inspiring transformations. 'Making Majesty' is also rife with original findings that are set to overthrow any preconceptions about the nature of the presence of the British monarchy in Ireland. With deeply insightful analysis that draws upon uniquely accessed materials, Campbell and Derham bring to light every aspect of how Dublin Castle's authorities wished to be perceived and how that changed according to the whims of imperious Viceroys, renowned craftsmen, and an Irish state wishing to secure an image of its newfound self-determination. This fascinating work is of immediate interest to anyone with a passion for the history of Ireland, its art, design and architecture.

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