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Current & Forthcoming Exhibition Catalogues: Found 112 titles
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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 01/19/17
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 01/19/17
Description: Trento: Provincia autonoma di Trento, 2016. 29cm., 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: 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 03/04/17
Available April 2017
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Description: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. 27cm., 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: 144258
Title: French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950
Author: Aste, Richard (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781785510724
Record created on 01/09/17
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: 144753
Title: (BALLA) Futurballa : Life Light Speed
Author: Coen, Ester
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788857233864
Record created on 03/06/17
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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: 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 02/14/17
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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 12/02/16
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: $44.50
ISBN: 9780996804134
Record created on 01/23/17
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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: 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 03/06/17
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 03/13/17
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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: 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 01/12/17
Available June 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 01/09/17
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: 144709
Title: Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Carey, Moya
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781851779338
Record created on 03/03/17
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Description: London: V&A Publishing, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 272pp., 250 color illus.

Summary: Persian Art tells the story of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s stunning collection of Iranian art, which spans at least 12 centuries of Iran’s sophisticated cultural history. The objects range from the Ardibal carpet—the world’s oldest dated carpet and one of the largest, most beautiful, and historically important—to archaeological finds and architectural salvage, domestic furnishings and drinking vessels, and complete design archives. Through four case studies, the book investigates how architects, diplomats, dealers, collectors, and craftsmen such as William Morris and William De Morgan engaged with Iran’s complex visual traditions, both ancient and modern, with results that still resonate today in our continued fascination with pattern and form.

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Item Number: 144664
Title: ANTHONY CARO : First Drawings Last Sculptures
Author: Bryant, Julius
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780988618893
Record created on 02/23/17
Available April 2017
Description: New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2017. 24 x 29cm., pbk., 76pp., 55 color illus.

Summary: Widely recognized as one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th century, Anthony Caro (1924–2013) first rose to prominence in the 1960s with imposing painted steel sculptures freed from the pedestal, exhibited directly on the floor. This catalog features work spanning the British artist’s six-decade career.

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Item Number: 144693
Title: I Have Longed to Move Away : LAWRENCE CARROLL, Works 1985-2017
Author: Mina, Gianna (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9788874397723
Record created on 03/02/17
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Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 144pp., 90 color illus. English text.

Summary: Lawrence Carroll (b. 1954) is an Australian-born American artist whose work has been featured in major exhibitions around the world. Born in Melbourne, Carroll moved to California with his family in 1958. Some 25 years later, in 1984, he moved to New York to pursue his artistic development, with little concern for the fashions of the moment but a profound sense of personal commitment and dedication to the language and practice of painting. This book, published to accompany a career-spanning exhibition, provides an overview of Carroll’s artistic development from his earliest works to the present day, highlighting the subtle recurring themes as well as the fresh departures that have taken him on wholly new artistic journeys.

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Item Number: 144703
Title: TANABE CHIKUUNSAI IV, TADAYUKI MINAMOTO : Godai : Bamboo Art / Art du Bambou
Author: Maezaki, Shinya ; Tadayuki Minamoto (photos)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788874397815
Record created on 03/03/17
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Description: Milan: 5 Continents, 2017. 27cm., hardcover, 128pp., 90 color photos. English-French text.

Summary: In late 2016, a monumental installation, made wholly of bamboo, was installed in the Musée Guimet in Paris to great acclaim. Over 19 feet high and nearly as wide, this astonishing piece was created by Japanese artist Tanabe Shochiku, now known as Tanabe Chikuunsai IV (b. 1973), the fourth generation of a prestigious family of kagoshi (master bamboo craftsmen). The work, Godai, was composed of 8,000 small pieces of bamboo; it represented a world where the five elements, or godai, that make up the world (wind, water, earth, void, and fire) intertwine. Like other great works of bamboo, or wicker, Godai was dismantled at the end of the exhibition, and the same bamboo will be used for new installations. Widely praised and collected, Tanabe’s works are in the collections of major museums worldwide.

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Item Number: 144765
Title: Spectacle and Leisure in Paris : Degas to Mucha
Author: Childs, Elizabeth C. (ed)
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 9780936316437
Record created on 03/07/17
Description: St. Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 96pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: At the turn of the nineteenth century France prided itself as a global cultural leader. Republican politics promoted both a booming business climate and an empowering belief in the importance of the arts, and leading artists presented Paris as a unique site of urban modernity through their focus on its spectacles of entertainment and the allure of its particular forms of leisure. Bringing together a broad selection of prints, posters, photographs, and film, this exhibition offers an overview of the thriving entertainment cultures of Paris in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The art of Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and others addresses the pulsating life of the boulevards, the speed of the racetrack, and the performance worlds of the café-concert, ballet, opera, and the theater, both classical and popular. These diverse themes inspired traditional as well as innovative mediums: fine art prints by Édouard Vuillard and Degas are rivaled, for example, by the rapid development of the popular commercial poster in the hands of Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha, and Toulouse-Lautrec, whose bold designs promoted the celebrity status of such figures as Jane Avril, Sarah Bernhardt, and Loïe Fuller. This exhibition thus also reveals the intersection of the visual arts with public life in Paris during this creative and vibrant time.

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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 01/23/17
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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: 144815
Title: The American Dream: pop to the present
Author: Coppel, Stephen (et al)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9780500239605
Record created on 03/14/17
Available June 2017
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Description: New York-London: Thames and Hudson, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 332pp., 350 illus., most in color. Exhibition held at The British Museum, London.

Summary: The American Dream: pop to the present, published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, presents an overview of the development of American printmaking since 1960, paying particular attention to such key figures as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ed Ruscha as well as Louise Bourgeois, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu. With more than 200 key works by nearly seventy artists, this fully illustrated publication traces the creative momentum in American printmaking over the past six decades—from the moment pop art burst onto the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s, the rise of minimalism, conceptual art, and photorealism in the 1970s, to the different responses of artists working today. Using innovative techniques and appealing to a wide audience, American printmaking was the ideal medium to express the USA’s power and influence, and to highlight contentious issues such as race, AIDS, and feminism.

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Item Number: 144378
Title: JOSE PEDRO CROFT
Author: Pinharanda, Joao (ed)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9783775742887
Record created on 01/19/17
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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 01/19/17
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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: 144904
Title: DAVID EVANS (1929-1988)
Author: Liss, Paul (et al)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780993088469
Record created on 03/24/17
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Description: London: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 160pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: David Evans' death in a road accident in 1988, at the age of 59, bought to an abrupt end the career of one of the most distinguished watercolorists of his generation. The recent discovery of pictures remaining in his studio, nearly thirty years after the memorial tribute staged by the Redfern Gallery in 1988, provides the opportunity for a new generation to discover his work, though the publication of this first ever book on David Evans and the accompanying touring exhibition. Evans' strikingly large watercolors, (typically they measure over one meter in height or breadth), span two decades from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, evoking a vision that is still surprisingly potent today. They have all the period charm of the glam rock era they so powerfully evoke but at the same time they are highly charged with the political energy of the period and mirror Thatcher's Britain, with its Industrial unrest, its towns and country undergoing transformation, the Faulklands war and threat of the Evil Empire, the building of nuclear power stations and the dawn of awareness about Climate Change as a political issue. Evans was an ardent campaigner and environmentalist. The landscapes, (a homage to his native Suffolk) are peppered with industrial plants, landfill, scrap heaps, and encroaching roads and army maneuvers. Urban subjects, similar in some ways to the compositions of Lowry, show factory plants, spectators' sports, cafeterias, the interiors of museums, city centers and beach scenes.

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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 01/12/17
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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 01/24/17
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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: 144495
Title: KIM DICKEY : Words are Leaves
Author: Abrams, Nora Burnett (ed)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780692762219
Record created on 01/31/17
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 01/02/17
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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 02/17/17
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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: 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: $32.50
ISBN: 9782757212158
Record created on 02/20/17
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 01/21/17
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 12/31/16
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 01/03/17
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: 144755
Title: JAN FABRE : Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty
Author: Ozerkov, Dmitry
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9782370740519
Record created on 03/06/17
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Description: Paris: Skira, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 256pp. illus. Exhibition held at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
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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 01/02/17
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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: 144599
Title: KATHARINA GROSSE
Author: Friedel, Helmut (ed)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783863359768
Record created on 02/15/17
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: 144908
Title: GUERCINO tra sacro e profano
Author: Benati, Daniele (ed)
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 978885723507
Record created on 03/25/17
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 192pp., 137 color illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza

Summary: Pubblicato in occasione della grande esposizione a Piacenza, il volume presenta i saggi di Daniele Benati (“Purché vi sia il naturale dentro, ogn’uno è padrone della sua maniera”), Susanna Pighi (Il Guercino a Piacenza), le schede delle opere in mostra, l’atlante fotografico degli affreschi di Guercino nella cupola della cattedrale di Piacenza e gli approfondimenti a cura di Barbara Ghelfi, Maura Favali, Chiara Matteucci (Un caso di studio: il San Francesco dei cappuccini di Piacenza) e di Manuel Ferrari (Guercino visto da vicino. Salita alla cupola della cattedrale di Piacenza).

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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 01/18/17
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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: 144903
Title: KARL HAGEDORN (1889-1969)
Author: Liss, Paul
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9780993088476
Record created on 03/24/17
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Description: London: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2017. 28cm., pbk., 120pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.

Summary: Originating from Berlin Hagedorn moved to Manchester in 1905 to train in textile production. Having studied art under Adolphe Valette at the local Manchester School ofArt and then The Slade School of Art, his training was completed by a period in1912-13 where, working under Maurice Denis, he absorbed a range of avant-garde styles. On his return to England, he made a consciously pioneering attempt to introduce Modernism into Manchester through his work as both painter and designer, exhibiting at the Manchester Society of Modern Painters, RA, RBA, RSMA and with the NEAC.. He became a British subject in 1914 and served as a Lance-Corporal in the Middlesex Regiment during World War I. In 1925 he received the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Decorative Art, Paris and in 1935 he was elected RBA. He exhibited at a number of leading galleries in London and the provinces, and was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the NS. Hagedorn has only been the subject of one exhibition and publication: ‘Manchester's First Modernist', a catalogue produced by the Chris Beetles Gallery on the occasion of the retrospective organized in conjunction with the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

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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 01/20/17
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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: 144706
Title: NIGEL HENDERSON'S Streets: Photographs of London?s East End 1949-53
Author: Wilson, Andrew ; Clive Cowards (eds)
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 9781849764995
Record created on 03/03/17
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Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2017. 29cm., hardcover, 120pp., 150 illus.

Summary: Nigel Henderson (1917–1985) was a British artist and photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï. The son of Wyn Henderson, who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitized photographs, which capture the heart of working-class London life. From children playing hopscotch to a funeral cortège to street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson’s unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience, and character of the local people as it documents a fast-disappearing way of life.

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Item Number: 144269
Title: DAVID HOCKNEY : Current
Author: Maidment, Simon (et al)
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 9780500094051
Record created on 01/10/17
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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: 144705
Title: DAVID HOCKNEY
Author: Stephens, Chris ; Andrew Wilson (eds)
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 9781849764957
Record created on 03/03/17
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Description: London: Tate Publishing, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 280pp., 270 color illus. Exhibition catalogue

Summary: David Hockney (b. 1937) has been delighting and challenging art lovers for almost 60 years. Working in a wide range of media with wit and intelligence, his art has examined, probed, and questioned how the perceived world of movement, space, and time can be captured in two dimensions. This stunning monograph and the retrospective it accompanies explore Hockney’s entire career, allowing an overview of his constantly evolving style and exploring his return to favored themes. From abstract expressionism to naturalism to his play with illusion and imagination, parody, and self-reflexivity, Hockney’s preoccupation with looking, perception, and representation can be traced throughout. Showcasing more than 200 works in all media from across the six decades of Hockney’s remarkable career, this book will delight existing fans of the artist while giving new audiences the fullest possible introduction to his life and work.

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Item Number: 144358
Title: HOWARD HODGKIN : In the Pink
Author: Lawrence, James
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 9781938748370
Record created on 01/18/17
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 01/30/17
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 01/12/17
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 01/02/17
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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 01/31/17
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 01/25/17
Available July 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: 144902
Title: WILLIAM HENRY HUNT : Country People
Author: Wright, Barnaby ; Joanna Selbourne
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9781911300236
Record created on 03/24/17
Available September 2017
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Description: London: Holberton, 2017. 24cm., pbk., 60pp. illus. Exhibition held at the Courtauld Gallery, London.

Summary: Accompanying an exhibition that will be the first to investigate the depiction of rural figures by one of the most admired British watercolorists of the 19th century, William Henry Hunt. Taking its lead from W.H. Hunt's watercolor The Head Gardener, c. 1825, that is part of The Courtauld Gallery's permanent collection, this focused display will be first to investigate Hunt's depiction of rural figures in his work of the 1820s and 1830s. Consisting of twenty drawings borrowed from collections across the United Kingdom, William Henry Hunt: Country People will bring together watercolors depicting country people in their working or living environments, from farmer and gamekeeper to stonebreaker and gleaner. The representation of these country men, women and children, closely observed, raises questions about their status and way of life at a time of rapid agricultural and social change. These profound changes are also reflected in the literature of the period. William Henry Hunt was one of the most admired watercolorists of the 19th century. Better known as ‘Bird's Nest Hunt' for his intricate still lives of flowers, fruit and birds' eggs, he exhibited prolifically at the Old Water Colour Society. His works were sought after by collectors, notably John Ruskin, a serious champion of his work.

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Item Number: 144662
Title: CARSTEN HÖLLER : Doubt
Author: Todoli, Vicente (ed)
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 9788867492510
Record created on 02/23/17
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Description: Milano: Mousse, 2017. 26cm., hardcover, 176pp. illus. Exhibition held at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milano. English-Italian text.

Summary: Belgian artist Carsten Höller (born 1961) has risen to the fore of the international scene with a practice that revolves around the search for new ways of inhabiting our world. Doubt features 20 large-scale works––installations, videos, and photographs that play with optics and space. This monographic catalogue has been published on the occasion of Carsten Höller’s solo show in Milan at Pirelli HangarBicocca, from April to July 2016.

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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 02/15/17
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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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