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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
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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: 144364
Title: Chiesa, impero e turcherie : GIUSEPPE ALBERTI pittore e architetto nel Trentino barocco
Author: Dal Pra, Laura (et al)
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 9788894225006
Record created on 01/19/2017
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Description: Trento: Provincia autonoma di Trento, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 390pp. prof. illus. Exhibition held at Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento. Italian text.

Summary: Three hundred years ago, Giuseppe Alberti, a painter and architect from the Fiemme valley and a leading figure in Baroque art in Trentino, died in Cavalese. He was involved in the two biggest projects taking place in Trento at the end of the 17th century, namely the Chapel of the Crucifix in the cathedral and the Giunta Albertiana building at the Castello del Buonconsiglio. The third centenary of the artist’s death offered a unique opportunity to recall his work with an exhibition at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, retracing the most important phases in his activities, which saw him play a leading role in the local artistic scene in the last quarter of the 17th century. Thanks to numerous restoration projects promoted by the Cultural Heritage Department over the last thirty years, most of Alberti’s works, whether frescoes or paintings, are now in an excellent state of conservation. Alberti also worked extensively in the diocese, in the Abbey Church in S. Michele all’Adige, where he painted the magnificent demi-lunettes with the Fathers of the Church, the Franciscan church in Cavalese, the Chapel of Suffrage in the Archpriest Church in Riva del Garda and the Chapel of the Rosary in the Parish Church of Pressano, but he was also active in the Vicenza area, working on the decoration of Palazzo Leoni Montanari. In addition to more than seventy works including paintings, drawings, etchings, silverware, alabaster objects and sculptures, the exhibition also intends to highlight the best items produced by Alberti, comparing them with the many stylistic models encountered by the Trentino artist during his studies in Venice (Pietro and Marco Liberi, Bernardo Strozzi, Francesco Maffei, Giovanni Battista Langetti, Karl Loth and Pietro della Vecchia) and in Rome (Pietro da Cortona). The exhibition will recall the fashion for so-called turquerie exploding in Europe in the 17th century, a style which conquered the Western aristocracy, fascinated by the exotic and relatively unknown culture of Turkey, the centre of the Ottoman Empire. In this period the West showed a growing interest in Turkish arts and artefacts, including music, visual arts, architecture and sculpture. The exhibition will display the original blue and coloured majolica tiles in oriental style that once covered the floors of rooms in the Giunta Albertiana. In addition to many motifs taken from the splendid pottery of Iznik, innumerable figures representing birds, landscapes and architecture can be found on these tiles, the same motifs being echoed in aristocratic dwellings, suggesting a dialogue between the West and Istanbul resulting from continuing interaction in terms of trade, legations, and political and diplomatic relations. In the eighteen lunettes in the first room of the Giunta Albertiana, the artist from Fiemme painted chiaroscuro maps with views of cities won back from the Turks by the Empire around the end of the 17th century. Most of these are Hungarian cities, among which Budapest stands out, but there is also Vienna, defended against the attack of the Turks in 1683.

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Item Number: 144595
Title: LAURIE ANDERSON : The Witness of the Body
Author: de Blasio, Davide
Price: $49.50
ISBN: 9788856905489
Record created on 02/15/2017
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Description: Napoli: Arte'm, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. English text. Exhibition held at ex-Chiostro di S. Caterina a Formiello, Naples.
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Item Number: 144258
Title: French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950
Author: Aste, Richard (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781785510724
Record created on 01/09/2017
Description: London: Scala, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 144pp., 100 color illus. Exhibition held at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio.

Summary: This volume featuring 59 works from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned European collection, celebrates France as the artistic centre of international modernism from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Ranging widely in scale, subject matter, and style, these paintings and sculptures were produced by the era's leading artists, both French-born and others who studied and worked in France. The 47 artists represented include Bonnard, Caillebotte, Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Redon, Renoir, and Rodin. Organised into four sections, the works in this book exemplify the successive avant-garde movements that defined modern art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, tracing a shift from naturalism to the rise of abstraction. Chapters on 'Landscape,' 'Still Life,' 'Portraits and Figures,' and 'The Nude,' invite the reader to discover comparisons and contrasts across time and mediums.

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Item Number: 144099
Title: Le meraviglie del mondo : Le collezioni di Carlo Emanuele I di Savoia
Author: Bava, Anna Maria ; Enrica Pagella
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788863734690
Record created on 12/23/2016
Description: Genova: Sagep, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 408pp. illus.

Summary: Squali di carta lunghi tre metri, oltre 800 dipinti, 14.000 volumi conservati in armadi, ognuno dei quali dedicato a un aspetto del sapere, busti romani, gioielli, armature, arazzi, carte geografiche: sono tutte le meraviglie del mondo raccolte dall’ambizioso e carismatico duca di Savoia Carlo Emanuele I. La mostra presenta al pubblico uno straordinario momento del collezionismo sabaudo: tra la fine del Cinquecento e i primi trent’anni del Seicento si forma il primo ricchissimo nucleo delle raccolte di pittura, scultura e oggetti preziosi che da subito godettero di grande fama internazionale. Sono esposte 250 opere alle quali si aggiungono 80 album di acquerelli e numerosi prestiti internazionali. Per la prima volta la magnifica collezione di Carlo Emanuele I viene riunita in un’unica esposizione come non accadeva dai tempi del duca.

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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
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Description: Dresden: Sandstein Verlag, 2017. 30cm., pbk., 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: 143874
Title: Alla Luce di Roma : I disegni scenografici di scultori fiamminghi e il barocco romano 1809-1866
Author: Bossu, Charles (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9788865573082
Record created on 12/02/2016
Description: Roma: De Luca, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 304pp. , 100 color, 227 b&willus. Exhibition held at Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Roma, in association with Accademia Belgica di Roma.

Summary: Il libro-catalogo della mostra dell’Istituto Centrale per la Grafica – organizzata in collaborazione con l'Academia Belgica – presenterà, per la prima volta al pubblico romano, la ricchezza sconosciuta di questa scuola di scultura attraverso una selezione di disegni e incisioni che rivelano anche l'influenza decisiva della Roma barocca come fonte di ispirazione costante per gli scultori fiamminghi. I Paesi Bassi meridionali, sono stati un terreno fertile dell’arte barocca, di cui Rubens è figura emblematica. Il Belgio cattolico vede il rifiorire di una produzione artistica di eccezionale vitalità segnata dall'adozione di nuove forme del barocco romano. È principalmente negli edifici religiosi che si rivela – in modo più eclatante – il genio inventivo degli scultori fiamminghi per lo stile barocco.

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Item Number: 144436
Title: BOTTICELLI and the Search for the Divine : Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities
Author: Spike, John T. ; Alessandro Cecchi
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 9780996804134
Record created on 01/23/2017
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Description: Williamsburg: Muscarelle Museum of Art (Florence: Centro Di), 2017. 31cm., pbk., 232pp., 120 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: This volume is the lavishly illustrated catalogue of the major loan exhibition which is one of the largest and most significant ever presented on this great artist, which has been rediscovered in the nineteen Century after three hundred years of undeserved and inexplicable oblivion. Botticelli's restless genious is explored in unprecedented depth in this exhibition of almost thirty Renaissance paintings including sixteen by Botticelli and six by his master and principal influence, Fra Filippo Lippi.

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Item Number: 144303
Title: Designing the V&A: The Museum as a Work of Art (1857-1909)
Author: Bryant, Julius
Price: $69.99
ISBN: 9781848222335
Record created on 01/12/2017
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Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 176pp., 208 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: The building of the Victoria and Albert Museum, begun in 1857, is the most elaborately designed and decorated museum in Britain. This book is the first to consider the V&A as a work of art in itself, presenting drawings, watercolours and historic photographs relating to the Museum's 19th-century interiors. Much of this visual material is previously unpublished and is outside the canon of Victorian art and design. The V&A's first Director, Henry Cole, conceived the Museum's building as a showcase for leading Victorian artists to design and decorate. This book reveals for the first time the ways in which Cole's expressed policy to 'assemble a splendid collection of objects representing the application of Fine Arts to manufacture' was applied to the fabric of the building, as he engaged leading painters such as Frederic Leighton , G.F. Watts and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as specialists in decoration such as Owen Jones and Morris and Company, to decorate and design for a building raised by engineers using innovatory materials and techniques. It represents a fascinating, untold chapter in the history of British 19th-century art, design, architecture and museums, and an essential backdrop to understanding the evolution of the Museum's early collections and identity.

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Item Number: 144257
Title: LOUIS BUNCE : Dialogue with Modernism
Author: Hull, Roger
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781930957749
Record created on 01/09/2017
Description: Seattle: University of Washington Press, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 192pp., 160 illus., 125 in color.

Summary: Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism explores and assesses the art and life of the iconic Pacific Northwest modernist painter and printmaker who engaged with American and European modern art from Surrealism to Post-Modernism. Based in Portland, Oregon, Louis Bunce maintained strong ties with artists of the New York School, counting Jackson Pollock as colleague and friend. In his fifty-year career, Bunce (1907-1983) created a wide-ranging body of work that both reflects and illuminates twentieth-century modernism. He pioneered serigraphy as a fine art in the Northwest and as a painter infused painterly abstraction with references to the topography and light of the Northwest.

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Item Number: 143902
Title: Tessere la speranza : Il culto della Madonna vestita lungo le vie del Giubileo
Author: Caporossi, Luisa (et al)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788849233452
Record created on 12/05/2016
Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 96pp. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Patrizi Clementi, Roma.

Summary: L'idea della mostra “Tessere la Speranza” è nata dalla volontà di presentare al pubblico, a chiusura del Giubileo della Misericordia, la venerazione per le Madonne vestite, e i loro preziosi abiti, di cui alcuni oggetto di recenti restauri, come nel caso della Madonna del Rosario, conservata nella Chiesa di S.Andrea Apostolo danneggiata dal recente sisma, a Vallerano. L'immagine della Madonna di Vallerano riassume il senso della mostra. Con la dolcezza e la tenerezza che esprime richiama una delle espressioni più alte della devozione popolare, per secoli uno dei valori connotanti dell'identità culturale delle popolazioni delle aree interne dell'Italia centrale cosí fortemente colpite dai recenti eventi sismici. La sua esposizione vuole rappresentare una precisa testimonianza dell'impegno della Soprintendenza, unitamente a tutti gli Istituti del MiBACT, per il recupero di uno straordinario patrimonio artistico, intorno al quale preservare la coesione sociale delle comunità insediate in territori, che hanno conservata intatta la sacralità di luoghi, percorsi per secoli dai pellegrini in viaggio verso Roma, amati dai grandi Santi fondatori della Cristianità: Paolo, Benedetto, Francesco.

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Item Number: 144413
Title: CONSTABLE in Brighton : Something Out of Nothing
Author: Lancaster, Shan (ed)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9781785510694
Record created on 01/23/2017
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Description: London: Scala, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 144pp., 150 color illus. Exhibition held at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Summary: There was more to John Constable's art than the great rural landscapes for which he is famous. This lavishly illustrated book focuses on a largely overlooked element in his life - his close and artistically rewarding relationship with the boisterous resort of Brighton during the years 1824-28. He went in search of healthy air for his ailing wife Maria and the peace to help him clear a backlog of commissions, and became accustomed to painting on the beach or up by the windmills that dotted the Sussex Downs. More than 100 small, vivid studies from these walks exist, most dashed off outside in all weathers, some that are almost abstract responses to storms or the light on the sea. This book assembles the most complete collection of these Brighton sketches ever published, some of them only recently discovered. Regency Brighton - what was then the largest and most fashionable resort in Europe - is also explored through maps and prints, tracing the routes Constable took through the developing town. His great contemporary, Turner, was also active there in the mid-1820s, and a range of contrasting views by both artists is featured here. All of this new research builds on the recent discovery of the precise location of Constable s seaside lodgings. In a final section the current occupant, artist Peter Harrap, is interviewed about Constable's resonances with 20th and 21st century artists.

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Item Number: 144378
Title: JOSE PEDRO CROFT
Author: Pinharanda, Joao (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783775742887
Record created on 01/19/2017
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 208pp., 100 illus. English-Portuguese text.

Summary: Made of iron, glass, and mirror, the six, monumental sculptures by José Pedro Croft (*1957 in Porto) establish a direct dialogue between the architecture and the landscape of Venice, a city defined by the ever changing color and light of its sky which results from the movement of the surrounding bodies of water. Croft’s work establishes an intense, visual game with its environs and forces us to rethink the places, construction conditions, and reception of the works while questioning ideas about private and public architectural spaces. Croft is one of the most outstanding and internationally-known Portuguese sculptors working today. He belongs to the highly active generation of artists from the 1980s that brought Portuguese art into the contemporary sphere. With this work, Croft establishes both a direct and indirect dialogue with Álvaro Siza, Portugal’s official representative of the 2016 Venice Biennial for Architecture, who, in neighboring locations such as the nearby island of Giudecca, is now concluding a social housing project that had previously been on hold for a decade.

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Item Number: 144379
Title: ROBERTO CUOGHI 1996-2016
Author: Bellini, Andrea (ed)
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 9783775742764
Record created on 01/19/2017
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Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 492pp., 350 illus. Exhibition held at Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneve. English text.

Summary: The body of work produced by the Milan-based artist Roberto Cuoghi (*1973 in Modena) evades obvious categorization or genre. Not only are his themes unusually multifaceted, but his choice of media is, as well. Whether sculpture or video, in brush or pencil, his works acquire their internationally acknowledged power of expression through the multi-layered, yet organic interplay of diverse materials and elements. His works of art, which deal with questions of myth, identity, and the creation of meaning, trigger a sense of fascination in viewers, while capturing their gaze. This is the first catalogue to gather into a single volume a collection of works— from the earliest to the most recent—by this prominent contemporary artist, and it provides an overview of the entire spectrum of Cuoghi’s rich and complex body of work.

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Item Number: 144470
Title: DAUMIER Un occhio critico
Author: Pacilio, Giovanni ; Alison Zanier
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 9788865987568
Record created on 01/26/2017
Description: Bologna: Pendragon, 2016. 21cm., pbk., 78pp. illus. Exhibition held at Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna. (Studi e ricerche, 118)
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Item Number: 144302
Title: Design for the Corporate World: Creativity on the Line, 1950-1975
Author: de Wit, Wim (ed)
Price: $49.99
ISBN: 9781848221949
Record created on 01/12/2017
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Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 160pp., 94 color illus. Exhibition held at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

Summary: Architectural, industrial, and graphic design in the United States from the 1950s through to the 1970s - generally known as mid-century modern – is now perceived as a golden era, with artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Eliot Noyes having become household names. This volume looks at the relationship between these designers and the companies who employed them, highlighting the political, social and cultural circumstances in which seminal design icons such as the Selectric Typewriter for IBM and the distinctive Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company logo were created. It reveals not only why corporations during this period needed designers more than ever before, but also why designers felt ambivalent about their work for these large businesses. In doing so, it sheds new light on the changing self-image of the designer and on these famous mid-century graphic, product, and furniture designs.

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Item Number: 144446
Title: RICHARD DEACON : What You See Is What You Get
Author: Plotek, Ariel (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780937108550
Record created on 01/24/2017
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Description: San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 112pp., 99 illus.

Summary: Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the renowned British artist's first major museum exhibition in the United States. Winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and the subject of a survey at Tate Britain in 2014, Deacon has been exhibited frequently internationally and remains a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary sculpture. A self proclaimed "fabricator"—a maker of things and of meaning, neither carved nor cast—Deacon sidesteps the issue of technique by never focusing on any one material, challenging the viewers' expectations with unusual combinations. While the titles of his work can appear literal, they often invoke a range of metaphors, as well as mythological and literary allusions. The full range of the artist’s oeuvre includes free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted works, to glazed ceramics and works on paper. Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get includes roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon's oeuvre. Along with loans from private collections as well as from institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., this exhibition will debut a new work by Deacon.

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Item Number: 144197
Title: Mediterraneo in Chiaroscuro : Ribera, Stomer e Mattia Preti da Malta a Roma
Author: Debono, Sandro ; Alessandro Cosma
Price: $19.50
ISBN: 9788899765415
Record created on 01/04/2017
Description: Milano: Officina Libraria, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 56pp., 24 color illus. Exhibition held at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Roma.

Summary: Tra gennaio e maggio 2017, le Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma ospiteranno nella sede di Palazzo Barberini alcuni dei principali capolavori della collezione della National Gallery di Valletta che saranno messi a confronto per la prima volta con celebri opere della collezione romana. L'esposizione prende spunto dall'intensa relazione storica e artistica che coinvolse i due paesi fin dal Seicento, quando prima Caravaggio (1571- 1610) e poi Mattia Preti (1613-1699) si trasferirono a Malta come cavalieri dell'ordine di San Giovanni e l'isola si aprì progressivamente al gusto e alle novità del Barocco romano. Ed è proprio dal lascito di Caravaggio e della sua lezione pittorica che la mostra prende avvio, dedicando una sezione ai pittori stranieri attivi a Roma all'inizio del Seicento che più ne subirono il fascino. Da Malta arriveranno il Santo Stefano di Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), che verrà messo a confronto diretto con il San Gregorio Magno di Palazzo Barberini, e tre tele di Matthias Stomer (1600 circa-1650), testimonianza di quel gusto per i contrasti luministici che ha segnato profondamente molte opere dei primi anni del secolo come la Vanitas di Palazzo Barberini attribuita al misterioso Candlelight master. Un'intera sezione della mostra sarà poi dedicata a Mattia Preti, il "cavaliere calabrese", che dopo una fortunata carriera avviata proprio a Roma, spenderà a Malta gli ultimi trent'anni della sua vita, contribuendo in maniera sostanziale alla trasformazione barocca dell'isola. Se le opere della collezione di Palazzo Barberini testimoniano la fase di affermazione del pittore, i dipinti provenienti da Malta restituiranno il volto dell'artista cavaliere nella sua piena maturità, attraverso opere magistrali come la coppia di pendant dedicati al vino appena restaurati: L'ebbrezza di Noè e Lot e le figlie. A chiusura, anche simbolica, dell'esposizione, la straordinaria Allegoria di Malta dipinta a Napoli nel 1747 da Francesco de Mura (1696-1782) rende omaggio all'isola e ai suoi cavalieri con un'opera ufficiale ed enigmatica, firmata da quello che allora era considerato "il primo dipintore" della città.

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Item Number: 144495
Title: KIM DICKEY : Words are Leaves
Author: Abrams, Nora Burnett (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780692762219
Record created on 01/31/2017
Description: Denver: MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016. 27cm., hardcover, 96pp., 152 color illus.

Summary: Kim Dickey: Words Are Leaves is the first major monograph on Denver-based artist Kim Dickey (born 1964), published on the occasion of a midcareer survey of Dickey’s work at MCA Denver. The book presents Dickey’s sculpture and works on paper, as well as her film and performance-based works. Essays explore the conceptual, historical and aesthetic concerns that have driven Dickey’s practice for three decades: her ongoing study of pattern and decoration, interest in landscape design and the history of the garden, feminist politics and references to various historical art styles and schools, ranging from medieval tapestry to Minimalist sculpture. Words Are Leaves illustrates how Dickey’s reconsideration of craft and pattern brings the decorative to the fore, and to life.

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Item Number: 144176
Title: OTTO DIX : Der böse Blick/The Evil Eye
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ISBN: 9783791356303
Record created on 01/02/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 240pp., 230 color illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. English-German text.

Summary: Focusing on one of the most intense and productive periods of Otto Dix’s career, this richly illustrated book features paintings, watercolors, and graphic works that mark the artist’s transformation from Dadaism to New Objectivity. Otto Dix’s career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922–1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler’s rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. Among such works, this book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended, including a prominent doctor whose wife Dix would seduce and, later, marry. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors such as “Nights”, “Soubrette”, and “Street III”, this book also contains works from Dix’s massive series of etchings, “The War”. This important opus, in which Dix repudiated the myth of a glorious struggle, is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany’s most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix’s abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced.

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Item Number: 144633
Title: Nothing and Everything : Seven Artists, 1947–1962
Author: Dreishpoon, Douglas
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9783952446171
Record created on 02/17/2017
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Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 80pp. illus. Exhibition held at Hauser & Wirth New York

Summary: Nothing and Everything examines the relationship between artists and composers living in New York City between the end of World War II and the early 1960s. It features seven artists—Louise Bourgeois, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell and David Smith—all of whom pushed the boundaries of their respective mediums to new realms of abstraction.

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Item Number: 144407
Title: Endgame : DUCHAMP, chess and the avantgarde
Author: Segade, Manuel (et al)
Price: $64.50
ISBN: 9788416411207
Record created on 01/21/2017
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Description: Barcelona: Fundacio Joan Miro, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 155pp., 88 illus. Exhibition catalogue. English text.

Summary: Endgame: Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes is an account of twentieth-century avant-garde movements up to the beginning of conceptual art, told from the angle of what appears to be a minor anecdote: the game of chess. Taking Marcel Duchamp's life as our time frame, the exhibition explores the hypothesis that chess was a backdrop to the historical avant-gardes in several senses. By revealing the ongoing presence of chess throughout a variety of different currents, we are able to observe the shift from the pleasure of play to the analysis of language. It is the path that leads from the Fauvist figuration of the 1910s to the symbolic tradition of Surrealism and finally, to its culmination in art as idea in Conceptual Art, by way of the leading artists of the modern era.

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Item Number: 144637
Title: La Siecle de Rembrandt : Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Leiden. The Age of Rembrandt : Masterpieces of The Leiden collection
Author: Ducos, Blaise
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 9782757212158
Record created on 02/20/2017
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Description: Paris: Somogy, Musee du Louvre, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 84pp., 52 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. French-English text.

Summary: The Leiden Collection, the most important private collection of Rembrandt School paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, is named after the city of Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt. This catalogue is the first to highlight more than thirty of The Leiden Collection’s masterpieces executed by some of the greatest artists of the seventeenth-century. This survey comprises ten paintings by Rembrandt himself, one beautiful oil sketch recently attributed to the Master, as well as numerous paintings never before exhibited in France. Brilliant examples abound of the most famous Leiden 'fine painters', Gerrit Dou and Frans Van Mieris, in addition to masterworks by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Carel Fabritius, and Jan Lievens. Outstanding among the images and stories is that of a masterpiece by Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembrandt’s greatest pupils: Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well. This painting, generously donated by Thomas S. Kaplan and Daphne Recanati Kaplan, is the first gift by Americans of a Dutch painting to The Louvre.

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Item Number: 144404
Title: L'Annunciazione di EL GRECO
Author: Guarino, Sergio
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9788849233698
Record created on 01/21/2017
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Description: Roma: Gangemi, 2016. 21cm., pbk., 32pp. illus. Exhibition held at Musei Capitolini, Roma.

Summary: L'Annunciazione di El Greco del Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza di Madrid, dipinto autografo dell'artista, è il modello definitivo – da presentare ai committenti per l'approvazione finale – di un quadro di grandi dimensioni, che faceva parte di un maestoso “retablo”, completato da una articolata cornice lignea. Realizzato dal pittore a Toledo negli anni 1596-1600 per l'altare maggiore del “Colegio de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación” di Madrid, il Retablo di Doña Maria de Aragón segna uno degli apici più drammatici e visionari della carriera artistica di El Greco.

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Item Number: 144154
Title: OLAFUR ELIASSON : Baroque Baroque
Author: Habsburg, Francesca ; Agnes Husslein (et al)
Price: $42.00
ISBN: 9783956792137
Record created on 12/31/2016
Description: Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016. 34cm., pbk., 272pp. illus. English-German text. Exhibition held at Winterpalais of Prince Eugene of Savoy, Vienna..

Summary: "Olafur Eliasson Baroque Baroque" is an ambitious exhibition that brings together and reconnects some of Olafur Eliasson’s most distinguished works from the collections of TBA21 and the Juan and Patricia Vergez Collection. The overview of artworks from two decades explores the affinities between his work and the extraordinary baroque setting of the Belvedere’s Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna. As an accompaniment to the exhibition, the catalogue Olafur Eliasson: Baroque Baroque examines some of the trajectories of thought raised by the encounter between Eliasson’s artworks and their temporary baroque housing: in particular, how transformations of space, perception, and cognition reflect the realms of politics, technology, and the Anthropocene.

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Item Number: 144193
Title: Riverbed: OLAFUR ELIASSON at Louisiana
Author: Holm, Michael Juul (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9788792877666
Record created on 01/03/2017
Description: Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 112pp. illus.

Summary: Riverbed features Danish-Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson’s (born 1967) dramatic piece of the same name. A site-specific installation at the Louisana Museum in 2014, the monumental work entailed a huge landscape of rocks from Iceland and streaming water, captured in this volume by Iwan Baan.

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Item Number: 143970
Title: FERGOLA : Lo splendore di un regno
Author: Mazzocca, Fernando (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788831726894
Record created on 12/09/2016
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2016. 28cm., pbk., 240pp., 128 color illus. Exhibition held at Gallerie d'Italia, Napoli

Summary: Questa mostra intende far riscoprire al pubblico un artista dimenticato, Salvatore Fergola, grande protagonista della pittura napoletana durante la Restaurazione. Erede di Hackert, fu l’ultimo pittore di corte e testimone di una stagione straordinaria per Napoli, quando, nella prima metà dell’Ottocento sotto la monarchia dei Borbone, era la più popolosa e vivace città d’Italia e una metropoli all’avanguardia in Europa. Era adorata per la sua bellezza dai viaggiatori provenienti da tutto il mondo. La scelsero come meta, lasciandovi una profonda impronta, anche due geni come Rossini e Leopardi, il quale trascorse qui l’ultima parte della sua tormentata esistenza. Fergola, nei suoi magnifici dipinti – in prestito dalla Reggia di Caserta, da Palazzo Reale, dal Museo di Capodimonte, dal Museo di San Martino, a volte recuperati dall’oblio dei depositi e delle sotto- consegne –, ci restituisce gli ultimi splendori di una corte ancora sfarzosa, di cui ha rappresentato i luoghi, tra la Campania e la Sicilia, e gli eventi, come le cacce e i tornei. Ma è stato anche l’interprete della vocazione alla modernità, dipingendo, in quadri rimasti unici, la nascita della prima ferrovia italiana, il varo del primo battello a vapore, la costruzione dei primi ponti in ferro. Pittore versatile e instancabile, ci ha lasciato anche indimenticabili visioni di paesaggi incantati e scene di naufragio, dove si confronta con i protagonisti del Romanticismo come Horace Vernet, Théodore Gudin e Turner.

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Item Number: 144438
Title: VELAZQUEZ MURILLO SEVILLA
Author: Finaldi, Gabriele
Price: $65.00
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Description: Sevilla: Fundacion Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 136pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition held at Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla

Summary: A través de las 19 pinturas seleccionadas (nueve de Velázquez, fechadas entre 1617-1619 y 1656, y diez de Murillo, datadas entre 1645-1680) que componen la muestra, los visitantes se reencontrarán con la inteligencia pictórica y el virtuosismo técnico de ambos maestros, y podrán conocer la relación y puntos de encuentro de los dos grandes maestros propiciados por la ciudad de Sevilla, tanto en el desarrollo de un lenguaje naturalista, como de los modelos iconográficos, o el singular modo de abordar la pintura de género. Los préstamos de grandes museos internacionales y colecciones privadas tales como el Louvre, National Gallery, Meadows, Kunsthistorisches, The Frick Collection, Wellington Collection, Dulwich Picture, Nelson-Atkins, Museo de Orléans y el Fondo Cultural Villar-Mir, harán posible una innovadora reflexión sobre la relación y afinidades de dos genios de la pintura universal.

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Item Number: 144332
Title: La collezione Giacomini
Author: Fiocco, Carola ; Gabriella Gherardi
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788896868553
Record created on 01/13/2017
Description: Castelli: Verdone, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museo delle Ceramiche, Castelli

Summary: Si tratta di una raccolta di 96 opere che dal Cinquecento alla fine del Settecento illustra la storia delle produzioni castellane di maiolica, dagli Orsini-Colonna al Servizio Farnese, a fondo blu con decorazioni in bianco e oro, dal periodo Compendiario a una sintetica documentazione dei maggiori pittori del periodo d'oro della ceramica di Castelli: i Grue, i Gentili, i Cappelletti, fino all'ultimo dei grandi, Gesualdo Fuina, cui si deve l'introduzione del colore rosso, che mancava nella tavolozza castellana. La prestigiosa collezione Giacomini, che possiede esemplari eccezionali completa un museo già di per sé ricco - affermano Carola Fiocco e Gabriella Gherardi, curatrici del saggio introduttivo del catalogo della mostra, edito da Verdone - consente, inoltre, una panoramica esauriente sulla storia della maiolica di Castelli. Soddisfazione per il proprietario della collezione, nonché presidente del Museo, Giovanni Giacomini per aver potuto contribuire alla qualificazione delle collezioni del museo nella speranza che l'esempio sia seguito da altri collezionisti. La più grande gratificazione per chi colleziona - dichiara Giacomini - è quella di rendere disponibile al pubblico il frutto della sua ricerca.

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Item Number: 144212
Title: Pittori del Novecento e carte da gioco : La collezione di Paola Masino
Author: Galateria, Marinella Mascia ; Patrizia Masini
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 9788860607508
Record created on 01/06/2017
Description: Roma: Palombi, 2016. 25cm., pbk., 94pp. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Braschi, Roma

Summary: Giocare a carte con i pittori del ’900, da Carla Accardi a Burri, a Consagra, da Primo Conti a Carrà, da Campigli a Capogrossi, a Cagli, da Fautrier a Cocteau, da Carlo Levi a Guttuso, da Prampolini a Fausto Pirandello – solo per citarne alcuni. Questa suggestiva partita sarà idealmente possibile grazie alla originale collezione di carte di Paola Masino (1908-1989), donate da Alvise Memmo al Museo di Roma ed esposte per la prima volta al pubblico nelle sale al piano terra dal 15 dicembre al 30 aprile 2017. Scrittrice anticonformista, intellettuale coltissima, compagna di Massimo Bontempelli, Paola Masino conobbe e frequentò assiduamente letterati, musicisti e pittori, italiani e stranieri, nelle varie residenze, a Roma, Firenze, Parigi, Milano, a Venezia e, d’estate, a Castiglioncello e a Forte dei Marmi. Amava giocare a carte: a poker, a pinnacolo (con Bontempelli), a scopone (con Pirandello). E collezionare mazzi di carte da gioco. Da queste “passioni” nasce l’idea di chiedere ai tanti amici artisti di creare delle carte dipinte, napoletane, francesi e Tarocchi. Realizzando così, dal ’47 agli anni Ottanta, una collezione unica al mondo, che è testimonianza dell’arte pittorica del Novecento e in cui le carte da gioco, astratte dal loro contesto, divengono opera d’arte e “simbolo metafisico”. Per la prima volta saranno esposti al pubblico anche i ritratti di Paola Masino, opera dei pittori Bucci, Cagli, Cecchi Pieraccini, de Chirico, de Pisis, Funi e Sironi, e di famosi fotografi, da Bragaglia a Ghitta Carell, da Luxardo, a Sommariva. Tutti degli anni ’30, mentre è del 1968 il ritratto di Alexander Calder, autore anche di una splendida carta in bianco e nero, la Regina di fiori: opere eseguite entrambe a Roma, così come il ritratto di Bontempelli di Alberto Savinio...

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Item Number: 144399
Title: GIOVANNI GASTEL
Author: Celant, Germano
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9788836634989
Record created on 01/20/2017
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Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 528pp., 500 color illus. English text. Exhibition held at Palazzo della Ragione, Milano.

Summary: Giovanni Gastel, by Germano Celant, presents the creative path of the Milanese photographer through the intertwining of his professional and biographical events, by making reference to the international fashion scene as well its complex communication system. The ‘imaginary’ journey that Gastel has developed through publication in magazines – from Vogue Italia to Harper’s Bazaar – advertisement campaigns – from Dior to Guerlain – exhibitions – from Gastel per Donna to Maschere e Spettri - is displayed through the reconstruction of forty years of experimental and commissioned work, in which “serial” ensembles and individual products highlight the features of his storytelling, his unique use of light and of the comparison between people and objects. The goal is to document his operating method, based on the analysis and presentation of a subject in series: still life, portrait, fashion shot and personal research.

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Item Number: 144320
Title: FRANCESCO GHITTONI tra Fattori e Morandi
Author: Sgarbi, Vittorio ; Valeria Poli
Price: $52.50
ISBN: 9788857234892
Record created on 01/13/2017
Description: Milano: Skira, 2016. 28cm., pbk., illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Galli, Piacenza

Summary: La monografia è dedicata a Francesco Ghittoni (1855-1928), un pittore piacentino che, a cavallo tra Otto e Novecento, ha realizzato pregevoli opere che spaziano dalla figura sacra al ritratto, dal paesaggio alla pittura di genere. Artista poliedrico e prolifico, Francesco Ghittoni è stato capace di cimentarsi in ogni genere pittorico affrontato a partire da una concezione etica della sua professione che caratterizza non solo i temi religiosi, in linea con le più aggiornate tendenze, ma anche i cicli pittorici di impegno politico (Villa Vegezzi a Turro e Banca Popolare Piacentina) e la vasta produzione di genere e di paesaggio. Pubblicato in occasione della mostra antologica piacentina, il volume propone un inquadramento storico-artistico di Ghittoni come un pre-morandiano e riunisce un ampio corpus di opere dell’artista affiancato da una selezione di opere di altri artisti del periodo, da Silvestro Lega a Giuseppe De Nittis, da Giorgio Morandi a Telemaco Signorini.

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Item Number: 144165
Title: JOHN GRAHAM : Maverick Modernist
Author: Longwell, Alicia G. (ed)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9783791356082
Record created on 01/02/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 29cm., pbk., 152pp., 55 color, 20 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill.

Summary: This monograph explores how John Graham became an influential figure in American painting and discusses the development of his distinctly American approach to art-making. John Graham was an American Modernist and figurative painter. He was a mentor figure to artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky and a notable influence on Abstract Expressionist artists such as Lee Krasner and David Smith. This book includes more than 50 paintings and a selection of important works on paper. Scholarly essays provide insight on each stage of Graham’s career and the practice of art historical investigation, while commentary from contemporary artists offers an understanding of how Graham influenced their work. A reprint of Graham’s seminal article, “Primitive Art and Picasso,” first published in 1937, reveals his academic and artistic brilliance.

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Item Number: 144340
Title: LAURENT GRASSSO : Paramuiseum
Author: Costamagna, Philippe (et al)
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9788836635719
Record created on 01/16/2017
Description: Milano: Silvana, 2016. 27cm., pbk., 208pp., 140 color illus. Exhibition held at Palais Fesch, Ajaccio. French-English text.

Summary:Pour son exposition « PARAMUSEUM » au Palais Fesch d’Ajaccio, Laurent Grasso a proposé une mise en scène inédite des collections du musée, créant une atmosphère d’étrangeté caractéristique de son travail. En s’emparant des codes de la muséographie, l’artiste a manipulé les oeuvres qu’il traite comme autant d’êtres vivants, de présences, de fantômes – de spectateurs anonymes dévisageant les oeuvres environnantes et les visiteurs de l’exposition. Cette question du regard est reprise dans des tableaux spécialement conçus pour cette installation, représentant des paires de regards empruntés à des personnages de la collection sur fond monochrome argenté. D’autres figures ont été reprises dans des oeuvres de l’artiste, comme autant de spectres fantomatiques apparaissant sur une pellicule photographique.

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Item Number: 144599
Title: KATHARINA GROSSE
Author: Friedel, Helmut (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783863359768
Record created on 02/15/2017
Description: Köln: König, 2016. 26cm., hardcover, 160pp. prof. illus. German-English text. Exhibitino held at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden.

Summary: Das Spannungsfeld von Katharina Grosses Malerei mit der Architektur des Museums von Richard Meier steigert den Kontrast zwischen Rationalismus und Utopie. Die Grenzen des Raumes, hier des "White Cube", werden aufgehoben zugunsten eines Dialogs der Farbgestalten, der sich nicht nur in den einzelnen Gemälden, sondern gerade auch zwischen den unterschiedlichen Bildern entwickelt. Katharina Grosse spannt in zahlreichen ganz- und doppelseitigen Tafeln den Bogen vom Beginn ihrer Karriere als Malerin Anfang der 90er Jahre bis zum heutigen Tag. Das Konzept für diesen Katalog hat sie selbst entwickelt.

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Item Number: 144355
Title: ZAHA HADID : Early Paintings and Drawings
Author: Gad, Amira ; Agnes Gryczkowska
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 9783960980575
Record created on 01/18/2017
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Description: Köln: König, 2016. 24cm., pbk., 168pp., 92 color illus. Exhibition held at Serptentine Gallery, London. English text.

Summary: Zaha Hadid is widely regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture cannot be overstated. She was also an accomplished artist and highly skilled calligrapher, influenced by Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko. The catalogue presents a large selection of her rarely seen paintings, drawings - including calligraphy drawings which would later be transformed into architecture - and her visionary digital visual work, all of which echo the lightness and weightlessness of her buildings.

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Item Number: 144398
Title: Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France
Author: Harrison, Colin
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9781910807125
Record created on 01/20/2017
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Description: Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 200pp., 160 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: The rise of Modernism, from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, was played out with particular intensity in France, especially in Paris where international artists were drawn by salons and dealers, the creative exchanges between poets and painters, and the bohemian atmosphere of such places as Montmartre and Montparnasse. This catalogue traces a course from Neo-Classical and Romantic artists like David, Ingres, Géricault and Delacroix, through Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Degas, Monet and Seurat, to the ground-breaking experiments of Picasso and Braque; but it also shows that there was no straight line leading from tradition to the shock of abstraction. The story is altogether more interesting as academic artists and members of the avant-garde exchanged ideas and as rivalries developed between different schools and powerful characters. In works by Manet, Cézanne, Degas, Cassatt, van Gogh, Matisse, Léger and Picasso, this catalogue explores the artists who created Modernism and how they did it. At the heart of the story is a choice group of works by Picasso, Braque and other artists who first experimented with Cubism. Examples include an early study by Picasso for Les Demoiselles d Avignon of 1906 7, and oil paintings and works on paper produced by artists who exhibited at the first public showing of Cubism, the Salon des Indépendants of 1911, and other landmark exhibitions, including Léger and important, but now lesser-known figures like Juan Gris, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger and Jacques Villon.

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Item Number: 144269
Title: DAVID HOCKNEY : Current
Author: Maidment, Simon (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780500094051
Record created on 01/10/2017
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Description: London: Thames and Hudson, 2017. 30cm., hardcover, 328pp., 2036 color illus. Exhibition held at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Summary: David Hockney is recognized as one of the most influential British artists of the past century. Born in 1937, he has dedicated his life to drawing, oil painting, printmaking, set design, and photo collage. More recently, he has extended his practice into watercolor, charcoal, multi-camera video installation, and digital drawing that embraces touchscreen technology. Hockney rose to prominence as an artist in the 1960s when he began honing his naturalistic painting style. He has worked consistently in the genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life, often with bright colors recalling the Pop movement, but he has continually embraced new materials and technologies throughout his celebrated career. David Hockney: Current accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia that will include his extraordinary large-scale iPad digital drawings and Cubist multi-viewpoint video works—bodies of work that have seen Hockney bring the same focus he is renowned for in his portraiture to the landscape. Eighty-one acrylic portraits are also presented along with recent experiments in perspective in the media of painting, photography, and digital compositing.

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Item Number: 144358
Title: HOWARD HODGKIN : In the Pink
Author: Lawrence, James
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781938748370
Record created on 01/18/2017
Description: New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 108p. illus. English-Chinese text. Exhibition held at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong.

Summary: One of Britain's most celebrated living painters with a career spanning more than fifty years, Hodgkin’s intimate oil on wood-panel paintings convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that charges process, visual structure, and emotional temperature. Hodgkin's compositions are distinctive for the ways in which abstraction and representation, narrative and pure sensation, past and present are brought into urgent relation. Intimate, thoughtful, and insightful, his paintings suggest great arcs of time and thought....

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Item Number: 144492
Title: Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America
Author: Hollander, Sacy C. ; Gary Laderman (et al)
Price: $38.00
ISBN: 9780912161327
Record created on 01/30/2017
Description: New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2016. 22cm., pbk., 240pp. illus.

Summary: Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. This is the catalog for the homonymous exhibition: Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the first major museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the lens of memory and loss.

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Item Number: 144304
Title: For Art's Sake : The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond 1870-1890, from the Collection of Eric Holzenber
Author: Holzenberg, Eric
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9781605830643
Record created on 01/12/2017
Description: New York: The Grolier Club, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 136pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Descriptions of 129 books, prints and other objects displaying the exceptional artistry and wit of the Aesthetic Movement, the unique mix of medievalism and japonisme that captivated Oscar Wilde, inspired William Morris, and dominated the decorative arts in the period 1870-1890. The exhibition and catalogue explore, in unprecedented breadth and depth, the important role of print media in the development and spread of Aesthetic ideals in applied art of all kinds, including architecture, interior design, and the book arts.

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Item Number: 144160
Title: Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors
Author: Homann, Joachim (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356068
Record created on 01/02/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 176pp., 160 color illus. Exhibition held at BOwdoin College Museum of Art.

Summary: An intimate art form, drawing offers a direct connection to one’s imagination; a means of exercising the eye, brain, and the hand; and a way to spark new ideas and resolve pictorial challenges.This volume features more than 100 exceptional drawings, pastels, watercolors, and collages from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, which has been collecting drawings since the 1811 bequest of James Bowdoin III. The works exemplify what compels artists to draw and thus illustrate the ongoing relevanceof drawing as the most foundational artistic practice. Gathered here for the first time in a book, the range, quality, and uniquenessof the drawings will captivate anyone interested in drawing as an art form. Reproduced in gorgeous color illustrations, works from Peter Paul Rubens to Mary Cassatt, Ed Ruscha, and Jim Dine are accompanied by brief commentary. Statements from acclaimed contemporary artists, leading curators, and distinguished scholars provide insights into the creative process. “Why Draw?” grants personal access to this singular, evolving collection and will appeal to art lovers everywhere.

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Item Number: 144496
Title: RONI HORN
Author: Vischer, Theodora
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9783775742511
Record created on 01/31/2017
Description: Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2016. 29cm., pbk., 30pp. illus. English text. Exhibition held at Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

Summary: Roni Horn (*1955 in New York) has been working in diverse visual and material media since the beginning of her career in the late 1970s, creating drawings, photographs, texts, artist books, and sculptures. There are themes that Horn deals with repeatedly in many of her pieces. Primary among them are the questions concerning one’s ability to transform and multiply one’s identity and about the process of showing deviations between the nature of things and the use of artistic means to manifest them visually. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition includes prominent works of the artist from the past twenty-years, as well as new works, which will be shown for the first time at the Fondation Beyeler. In constantly new ways they appear before the viewer as a process of becoming that is again set in motion by the world, moving beyond any kind of fixed identity.

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Item Number: 144461
Title: CHARLES HOWARD : A Margin of Chaos
Author: DiQuinzio, Apsara (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9780983881322
Record created on 01/25/2017
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Description: Berkeley: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 128pp., 80 color illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos accompanies the first museum exhibition dedicated to American artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) since 1956. Howard, part of a circle of artists that included Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Grant Wood and Ben Nicholson, had an active and distinguished career in midcentury America and England. His enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, bridge figurative, Surrealist and abstract currents in modern art. Though his work evolved over his career, Howard said that all of his pictures “are closely related … They are in fact all portraits of the same general subject, of the same idea, carried as far as I am able at the time.” The first scholarly publication on Howard, this fully illustrated volume includes essays by Apsara DiQuinzio, Robert Gober and Lauren Kroiz, a reprint of one of Howard’s own essays from 1946, an illustrated chronology and exhibition history.

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Item Number: 144598
Title: Elmgreen & Dragset: The Well Fair
Author: Iannacchione, Anita ; Patrick Rhine (Eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9783863358952
Record created on 02/15/2017
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Description: Koln: Koenig, 2016. 25cm., pbk., 304pp. illus. English-Chinese text.

Summary: "The Well Fair" is the eponymous Chinese and English catalogue accompanying Elmgreen & Dragset's first exhibition in China and largest in Asia to date. The duo transforms UCCA's Great Hall into a fictional art fair by dividing the space into rectangular booths featuring a selection of over 80 works from the past twenty years. The publication completes the exhibition as an ersatz art fair catalogue. A collection of essays by scholars and fair directors addresses the cultural, sociological, psychological, and historical forces that have contributed to the development of art fairs, as well as their potential for the future. Contributors include art historian Christine Mehring, award-winning critic Stefan Kobel, cultural sociologist Roberta Sassatelli, market psychologist George E. Newman, Frieze Co-Founder Matthew Slotover, and ARCOmadrid Director Carlos Urroz. The catalogue also features an introduction by UCCA Director Philip Tinari, an interview with the artists, and a WhatsApp conversation between Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler, Director Americas Noah Horowitz, and Director Asia Adeline Ooi.

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Item Number: 144295
Title: America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
Author: Jackall, Yuriko (et al)
Price: $69.99
ISBN: 9781848222342
Record created on 01/12/2017
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Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2017. 31cm., hardcover, 304pp., 160 color illus. Exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Summary: American taste for 18th-century French painting was born. America Collects Eighteenth-century French Painting brings together some of the best and most unusual examples of this type of art that American museums have to offer, and tells their stories on a national stage. Who were the collectors, curators, museum directors and dealers responsible for bringing 18th-century French painting to America? Where are the paintings now? The book considers America's very real fascination with France in the 18th century: a staunch ally in the Revolutionary wars, a cultural and intellectual model for Franklin, Jefferson and other Americans abroad. It also looks at the way in which the cultural ideal of 18th-century France has continued to endure in the American imagination.

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Item Number: 144175
Title: ALEXEI JAWLENSKY
Author: Barnett, Vivian Endicott (ed)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9783791356389
Record created on 01/02/2017
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Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 192pp., 80 color, 100 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Neue Galerie New York.

Summary: Alexei Jawlensky (1864–1941) was Russian, but lived in Germany much of his life and obtained German citizenship in 1934. He was a friend of Vasily Kandinsky, who he met in Munich when studying painting with Anton Azbè, and had close ties to the German Expressionist artists. This book illustrates how the artist was influenced, apart from the German Expressionists, by the art of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and by Ferdinand Hodler. The book presents the chronological and thematic development of Jawlensky’s art from early figure painting to landscapes and from still lives to the late iconic portraits and fascinating meditations.

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Item Number: 144152
Title: MATT KEEGAN : Or
Author: McDonough, Tom (et al)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9781941753101
Record created on 12/31/2016
Description: New York: Inventory Press, copublication with Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, 2016. 26cm., hardcover, 124pp. illus.

Summary: This is the first significant publication to explore the output of Matt Keegan, the New York-based artist known for his work across mediums, as well as independent publishing including the acclaimed editioned art journal North Drive Press. This monograph expands on a recent solo exhibition by the artist at Rogaland Kunstsenter; Stavanger, Norway, titled “Portable Document Format.” The show was organized as an idiosyncratic retrospective, with Keegan remaking sculptures dating from 2006 to 2015, initially fabricated in Sheetrock and steel, in cardboard. Like the exhibition, the publication serves both as a project and a reference for the artist’s work. Essays by Tom McDonough and John Miller theorize Keegan’s production, while interviews with Sara VanDerBeek and Anna Craycroft underscore the artist’s ongoing engagement with his peer group. Furthered by contributions from colleagues Uri Aran, Leslie Hewitt and James Richards, situated alongside full-color installation photos and reproductions of work from the past decade, Matt Keegan: OR provides a solid introduction and layered overview of the artist’s multifarious practice.

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Item Number: 144632
Title: MIKE KELLEY : Memory Ware
Author: Rugoff, Ralph
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783952446140
Record created on 02/17/2017
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Description: Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2017. 25cm., hardcover, 240pp. illus. Exhibition held at Hauser & Wirth, New York.

Summary: Over the course of his four-decade career, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) critically questioned aesthetic conventions and examined all forms of culture. The approximately 100 Memory Ware and associated works were made during the first decade of the 21st century; all are reproduced in this catalog. Named for a genre of North American folk art in which everyday utilitarian objects such as vases are coated with a claylike substance and then embedded with small objects including shells, beads and buttons, Kelley’s Memory Ware series consists both of wall-hung works (known as Memory Ware Flats) and freestanding pieces. The artist’s appropriation of this folk tradition eliminates recognizable underlying objects and expands the original method to include a wider variety of keepsakes. The Memory Ware sculptures, by contrast, juxtapose dense clusters of found objects with minimally or undecorated areas and reintroduce an overall structure. A new essay by Ralph Rugoff considers the place of personal and collective memory in the artist’s oeuvre as well as reading the Memory Ware series in its entirety from both visual and art historical standpoints. Kelley's own essay on the project, with revisions by John Welchman, is reprinted and offers direct insight into the artist’s thinking and methodology.

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Item Number: 144260
Title: Cloud & Crystal : The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection
Author: Kruszynski, Anette (et al)
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9783735602978
Record created on 01/09/2017
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Description: Bielefeled: Kerber, 2016. 30cm., pbk., 300pp., 376 color, 129 b&w illus. Exhibition held at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. English text.

Summary: The turning away from the picture is one of the biggest upheavals in the art history of the 20th century. Conceptual Art took the place of figural painting. This is also underscored by the important role that the Düsseldorf gallerist and collector Konrad Fischer played in the international art scene starting in the 1960s. Konrad Fischer established his gallery, which he developed into one of the most influential galleries in the world, in 1967. He represented artists of Minimal and Conceptual Art such as Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Hanne Darboven, Hamish Fulton, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, or Bruce Nauman. The gallery gained art-historical importance above all through exhibiting American artists, and thus contributed to making Düsseldorf into a hotspot for contemporary art. The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Artists: Richard Artschwanger, Lothar Baumgarten, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Alan Charlton, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Dan Flavin, Gilbert& George, Douglas Huebler, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Harald Klingelhöller, Jan Kounellis, Jim Lambie, Sol Le Witt, Richard Long, Konrad Lueg, Robert Mangold, Pietro Manzoni, John McCracken, Mario Merz, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, Manfred Pernice, Ulrich Rückriem, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Niele Toroni, Varga Weisz, Lawrence Weiner.

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