• 100 Artists Manifestos
    100 Artists Manifestos
    ISBN: 9780141191799
    Title: 100 Artists Manifestos
    Author: DANCHEV ALEX

    Edited with an Introduction by Alex Danchev'The Manifesto is remarkable for its imaginative power . . . it is the first great modernist work of art'Marshall BermanIn this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery.Artists' manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary. They are outlandish, outrageous, and frequently offensive. They combine wit, wisdom, and world-shaking demands. This collection gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, Le Corbusier, Picabia, Dali, Oldenburg, Vertov, Baselitz, Kitaj, Murakami, Gilbert and George, together with their allies and collaborators such figures as Marinetti, Apollinaire, Breton, Trotsky, Guy Debord and Rem Koolhaas.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • 100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    ISBN: 9780811867191
    Title: 100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    Author: BERNING TINA

    A joyful celebration of lush femininity and quick-witted girlishness, this gorgeous little art book is truly a treasure initself. German artist Tina Berning's international reputation is on the rise, winning her raves in the blog world, and it's easy to see why—her paintings and drawings of women, gathered together here for the first time, are as expressive as they are beautiful. Flitting with ease from nudes to fashion pin-ups, from quick sketches to sultry portraits, Berning's work is by turns playful, provocative, and just plain pretty, and it's ripe to be embraced by fans of contemporary illustration. Nestled between distinctive craft-paper covers,100 Girls on Cheap Paperis an alluring volume for anyone who loves fine art, fashion, or girls.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • 100 Painters of Tomorrow
    100 Painters of Tomorrow
    ISBN: 9780500239230
    Title: 100 Painters of Tomorrow
    Author: BEERS KURT

    Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the twenty-first century, with many of the world s leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media.100 Painters of Tomorrow is the culmination of a new project, initiated by curator Kurt Beers and Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. This major publication introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art. The resulting volume offers an intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the world, gathered through an open call for submissions that drew over 4,300 applications. Open to any artist using paint as their primary medium, the submissions guidelines specified no age limit, but each of the selected artists has gained professional recognition in the last five years through their education, gallery representation, or in the production of a significant body of work. In addition, more than 100 of the world s leading art schools were directly invited to participate, nominating recent graduates to submit their applications. The book presents high-quality images of the rising stars work, along with essential biographic information and quotations from the artists."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • 101 Things to Learn in Art School
    101 Things to Learn in Art School
    ISBN: 9780262016216
    Title: 101 Things to Learn in Art School
    Author: WHITE KIT

    Artist and teacher White delivers and develops art school lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
  • 21st-century Art Book
    21st-century Art Book
    ISBN: 9780714867397
    Title: 21st-century Art Book

    A complement to the landmark The Art Book, The 21st-Century Art Book is an accessible guide to best contemporary art made since 2000. Showcasing over 280 artists in alphabetical order, it place established figures like Jeff Wall, Marlene Dumas and Maurizio Cattelan alongside the rising stars of the next generation such as Camille Henrot and Haroon Mirza. International in outlook, it draws together artists from every continent and documents the unprecedented variety of approaches and mediums used by today's artists - from oil paintings and bronze sculptures to video installations and performance. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate and an illuminating text that both explains the work and introduces its creator. Easy to use, with an international directory of biennials and art fairs where the reader can encounter the art face to face.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci: His 50 Greatest Ideas & Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci: His 50 Greatest Ideas & Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782405825
    Title: 30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci: His 50 Greatest Ideas & Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the world's leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • 50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    ISBN: 9783791344706
    Title: 50 Modern Artists You Should Know

    A century and a half of masterpieces is covered in this chronologically arranged volume that beautifully captures the development of art in a new age. Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists continued to redefine norms and challenge tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. A color-coded timeline spans the entire volume, showing overlapping careers and important historical dates. From the impressionists to the surrealists, the cubists to the pop-artists-readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about this popular and prolific period in art history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    ISBN: 9783791383385
    Title: 50 Modern Artists You Should Know

    Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of art in the modern age.Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of art in the modern age. Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists redefined norms and challenged tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. From the Impressionists to the Surrealists, Cubists to Pop artists--readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about one of the most popular and prolific periods in art history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
    60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
    ISBN: 9780500514924
    Title: 60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future

    Artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, product designers, street artists, graphic designers: all are helping to redefine our aesthetics, values and ideas about the future. Here, a group of international experts from twelve contemporary fields of creative practice from fine art and photography to graphic design, architecture and ecology have each selected five people who are making significant contributions to the way we experience everyday life and visual culture. The resulting compendium contains hundreds of the most exciting projects and concepts being produced today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $136.00
  • Abstract Art Basic Art Genre
    Abstract Art Basic Art Genre
    ISBN: 9783822856208
    Title: Abstract Art Basic Art Genre

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Acute Misfortune: the Life & Death of Adam Cullen
    Acute Misfortune: the Life & Death of Adam Cullen
    ISBN: 9781863956932
    Title: Acute Misfortune: the Life & Death of Adam Cullen
    Author: JENSEN ERIK

    An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction.In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography.What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. At another, he threw Jensen from a speeding motorbike. the book contract Cullen used to convince Jensen to stay with him never existed.Acute Misfortune is a riveting account of the life and death of one of Australia's most celebrated artists, the man behind the Archibald Prize-winning portrait of David Wenham. Jensen follows Cullen through drug deals and periods of deep self-reflection, onwards into his court appearance for weapons possession and finally his death in 2012 at the age of forty-six. the story is by turns tender and horrifying: a spare tale of art, sex, drugs and childhood, told at close quarters and without judgement.'The terrible force of the painter's rush to self-destruction is matched all the way by the writer's calm mastery of his story.' - Helen Garner'Fierce and spellbinding' - David Marr'A& teasing and complex ode to a man who defied attempts to categorise him or to understand him. Jensen's portrait dares to be both beautiful and ugly - that is, he is both tender and forensic. This is a marvellous, propulsive, intelligent read.' - Christos& Tsiolkas

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Agnes Martin: Her Life & Art
    Agnes Martin: Her Life & Art
    ISBN: 9780500294550
    Title: Agnes Martin: Her Life & Art

    Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. Martin identified with the Abstract Expressionists but her commitment to linear geometry caused her to be associated in turn with Minimalist, feminist, and even outsider artists. She moved through some of the liveliest art communities of her time while maintaining a legendary reserve. "I paint with my back to the world," she says both at the beginning and at the conclusion of a documentary filmed when she was in her late eighties. When she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century.

    Agnes Martin, the recipient of two career retrospectives as well as the National Medal of the Arts, was championed by critics as diverse in their approaches as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. The whole engrossing story, now available in paperback, Agnes Martin is essential reading for anyone interested in abstract art or the history of women artists in America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher
    Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher
    ISBN: 9780714859965
    Title: Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher

    Agnes Martin's career spanned over seven decades. Though a major influence on Minimalist painters, Martin saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being 'meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.' More than 130 of these works can be found in this book. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances is the first and only complete career retrospective publication of the visionary painter. This important and beautiful book brings together 130 of Martin's paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art. Letters and facsimiles are reprinted in Martin's own hand, and cut to notebook size, adding an element of intimacy for the reader. With the Pace Gallery founder, Arne Glimcher's illuminating introduction, his personal remembrances of visits to Martin at her studio, and their correspondence throughout her career, reveal much about the artist's life and work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $205.00
  • Ai Weiwei
    Ai Weiwei
    ISBN: 9781910350539
    Title: Ai Weiwei

    Published to accompany his first major UK exhibition, this handsome book’s texts include a new interview with Ai, an insightful exploration of his position within the Chinese and international contemporary art worlds, an incisive account of his architectural practice, and a chronology containing reflections from key figures who have worked with him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $64.00
  • Ai Weiwei Disposition
    Ai Weiwei Disposition
    ISBN: 9783863355593
    Title: Ai Weiwei Disposition
    Author: WEIWEI AI

    This new Ai Weiwei (born 1957) monograph is published on the occasion of his exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale, presented by Zuecca Project Space and the Lisson Gallery, and offers a summary of the artist's work between 2008 and 2013. It focuses on two projects, "Straight" (2008-2012) and "S.A.C.R.E.D." (2011-2013). "Straight" is an installation employing more than 100 tons of steel rods recovered by a team of volunteers from buildings destroyed in the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan. Responding both to the tragedy itself and the government's apathy, Ai Weiwei and his team straightened the bars and created a modular installation with the bars laid flat on the floor. "S.A.C.R.E.D." is comprised of six metal containers depicting the often humiliating routines of the artist's 2011 imprisonment on a reduced scale, with models of Ai and his guards. These routines include showering, toilet and interrogation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Ai Weiwei: Spacial Matters Art Architecture & Activism
    Ai Weiwei: Spacial Matters Art Architecture & Activism
    ISBN: 9781849761444
    Title: Ai Weiwei: Spacial Matters Art Architecture & Activism
    Author: WEIWEI AI

    Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation in China and internationally, Ai weiwei successfully occupies multiple roles as a conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, publisher and activist. Using a variety of formal languages with both traditional and innovative methods of production, Ai links the past with the present and explores the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humour and compassion. This book, published in association with the artist, draws on the full breadth of Ai weiwei’s architectural, installation and activist work, including drawings and plans from a huge range of international projects, with particular emphasis on his use of space. The publication will also include excerpts from his blog, in which his insightful commentary on the world around him comes to the fore. Throughout the book, a wide selection of essays by leading critics and art-historians, as well as interviews with the artist, draw out his central concerns. An essential addition to any art lover’s bookshelf, this publication will be richly illustrated with over 450 colour reproductions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $100.00
  • Alan Moore Storyteller  With Cd
    Alan Moore Storyteller With Cd
    ISBN: 9781907579127
    Title: Alan Moore Storyteller With Cd

    Alan Moore: Storyteller is the first serious examination of the life, career and work of one of the UKs most distinctive and popular creative voices. It traces Moores creative development from his modest contributions to Northampton Arts Lab fanzines and local newspaper strips to the very top of his field, writing some of the most widely read and critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels ever produced: Swamp Thing, Watchmen, From Hell, Lost Girls, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta. The book provides an unparalleled insight into the mind and work of this enigmatic and at times controversial creator. Moores extraordinary body of work is examined in depth, with rare and previously unseen material, glimpses into unfinished and abandoned projects and new light shed on overlooked masterpieces. With co-operation from Moore, and full access to his archives, Gary Spencer Millidge has written a book which will not only be essential reading for Moores many fans, but for anyone interested in contemporary literature and pop culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Albert Namatjira
    Albert Namatjira
    ISBN: 9780642334756
    Title: Albert Namatjira

    A bruised ridge of hills. A scrub-mottled plain. Ghost gums framing a wash of sky ... Pioneering Aboriginal watercolourist Albert Namatjira¿s landscape paintings are synonymous with our perception of the Australian outback. But these luminous landscapes also expressed Namatjira¿s deep connection with the Western Arrarnta Country for which he was a traditional custodian. This is the first publication of Namatjira¿s work since the copyright was returned to his descendants, and celebrates the legacy of this important artist through a selection of his evocative watercolours from the NGA¿s world-renowned collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Alex Katz
    Alex Katz
    ISBN: 9780714867403
    Title: Alex Katz

    A landmark appreciation of this towering figure in contemporary painting.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • All the Things I Lost in the Flood
    All the Things I Lost in the Flood
    ISBN: 9780847860555
    Title: All the Things I Lost in the Flood

    An icon of performance art and the indie-music world, this is the first book on the artist’s full career to date, as curated by the artist herself. Laurie Anderson is one of the most revered artists working today, and she is as prolific as she is inventive. She is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (her most recent foray, Heart of a Dog, was lauded as an “experimental marvel” by the Los Angeles Times). Anderson moves seamlessly between the music world and the fine-art world while maintaining her stronghold in both. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the technology boom of the last ten years. Regardless of the medium, however, it is exploration of language (and how it seeps into the image) and storytelling that is her métier.
    A few years ago, Anderson began poring through her extensive archive of nearly forty years of work, which includes scores of documentation, notebooks, and sketchbooks. In the process, she rediscovered important work and looked at well-known projects with a new lens. In this landmark volume, the artist brings together the most comprehensive collection of her artwork to date, some of which has never before been seen or published. Spanning drawing, multimedia installations, performance, and new projects using augmented reality, the extensive volume traverses four decades of her groundbreaking art. Each chapter includes commentary written by Anderson herself, offering an intimate understanding of her work through the artist’s own words

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $135.00
  • Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha
    ISBN: 9781844517305
    Title: Alphonse Mucha

    Though very much an individual and spiritual artist, Alfonse Mucha was a defining figure of the Art Nouveau era and is loved for his distinctive lush style and images of beautiful women in arabesque poses among the plethora of paintings, posters, advertisements and designs he produced. Admire a whole range of his work here in its full glory with succinct accompanying text.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha
    ISBN: 9780711225176
    Title: Alphonse Mucha
    Author: MUCHA SARAH

    Generally agreed to be one of the most important contributors to Art Nouveau, the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was trained, celebrated and lived most of his life in Paris. His unforgettably iconic images of Sarah Bernhardt and others embody the spirit of the fin de siecle. But underneath his successful career as an artist and poster designer lay a passionate Slav nationalist whose most important and long neglected works are still being painstakingly restored and exhibited in the Czech republic. This book is the first comprehensive overview of his life and work and is published in association with the Mucha Museum in Prague."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha
    ISBN: 9788857232430
    Title: Alphonse Mucha

    The mission of art is to express each nation s aesthetic values in accordance with the beauty of its soul. The mission of the artist is to teach people to love that beauty. Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha was an extraordinarily prolific and versatile artist who made his mark in the diverse fields of design including posters, jewelery, interior decoration, theater, and packaging and product designs as well as in painting, book illustration, sculpture, and photography. He is one of the best-known Czech artists to wide international audiences today and rose to fame in fin-de-siecle Paris with his elegant designs for theater posters for Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress of the time, and decorative panels (panneaux decoratifs) featuring gracefully posed women. For those posters, Mucha created a distinctive style le style Mucha characterized by harmonious compositions, sinuous forms, organic lines, and a muted palette, which became synony- mous with the newly emerging decorative style of the time Art Nouveau. By the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Mucha had become a leading figure in this decorative-art movement, and he defined the look of the era.
    The catalog explores the development of Mucha s career and overall achievements as a multifaceted and visionary artist. It is divided into six sections highlighting Mucha s personality as a Bohemian; a picture maker for people; a cosmopolitan; a mystic; a patriot; and a philosopher."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Amazing World of M. C. Escher
    Amazing World of M. C. Escher
    ISBN: 9781906270889
    Title: Amazing World of M. C. Escher

    This book offers the opportunity to rediscover M.C. Escher (1898-1972), a giant of twentieth-century art. A fabulously imaginative artist of unparalleled technical ability, he focused exclusively on graphic art, never affiliating to any group, and was a one-man art movement creating some of the most famous and popular images in modern art. Published to accompany the exhibition M.C. Escher at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (27 June to 27 September 2015), the book illustrates the c.100 prints and drawings from the exhibition stretching across his whole career, and is drawn in its entirety from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Catalogue entries and short essays by the three authors accompany the illustrations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • American Mirror the Life & Art of Norman Rockwell
    American Mirror the Life & Art of Norman Rockwell
    ISBN: 9781250056139
    Title: American Mirror the Life & Art of Norman Rockwell

    "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of "The Saturday Evening Post "for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and their mutts, sprightly grandmothers, a young man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, a little black girl named Ruby Bridges walking into an all-white school--here was an America whose citizens seemed to believe in equality and gladness for all.
    Who was this man who served as our unofficial "artist in chief" and bolstered our country's national identity? Behind the folksy, pipe-smoking facade lay a surprisingly complex figure--a lonely painter who suffered from depression and was consumed by a sense of inadequacy. He wound up in treatment with the celebrated psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In fact, Rockwell moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts so that he and his wife could be near Austen Riggs, a leading psychiatric hospital. "What's interesting is how Rockwell's personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy," writes Solomon. "His work mirrors his own temperament--his sense of humor, his fear of depths--and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits."
    Deborah Solomon, a biographer and art critic, draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell's despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America's brightest hopes. "The thrill of his work," she writes, "is that he was able to use a commercial form that of magazine illustration] to thrash out his private obsessions." In "American Mirror," Solomon trains her perceptive eye not only on Rockwell and his art but on the development of visual journalism as it evolved from illustration in the 1920s to photography in the 1930s to television in the 1950s. She offers vivid cameos of the many famous Americans whom Rockwell counted as friends, including President Dwight Eisenhower, the folk artist Grandma Moses, the rock musician Al Kooper, and the generation of now-forgotten painters who ushered in the Golden Age of illustration, especially J. C. Leyendecker, the reclusive legend who created the Arrow Collar Man.
    Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world. His faith in the power of storytelling puts his work in sync with the current art scene. "American Mirror "brilliantly explains why he deserves to be remembered as an American master of the first rank.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

  • Amrita Sher-gil: a Life
    Amrita Sher-gil: a Life
    ISBN: 9780143420262
    Title: Amrita Sher-gil: a Life

    Beautiful and brilliant, Amrita Sher-Gil lived on her own terms, scandalizing the staid society of her times with her love affairs and unconventional ways. In this fascinating biography, art historian Yashodhara Dalmia paints a compelling portrait of the artist who, when she died in 1941 at the age of twenty-eight, left behind a body of work that establishes her as one of the foremost artists of the century and an eloquent symbol of the fusion between the East and the West.'[A] rare and candid insight into a stimulating personality' Times of India'This is an important book . . . Drawing from a range of primary and secondary source, including a lot of personal correspondence, Dalmia has managed to construct for the reader the many-sided and complex life story of this flamboyant painter who died so young, yet left such an impact.' S. Kalidas in India Today'Cutting through the myths and gossip, Dalmia show that Sher-Gil was a serious artist intent upon bridging the gulf between the Western-educated Indian elite to which she belonged, and the impoverished millions surrounding them.' Aravind Adiga in Time'This is a fascinating life, elegantly told, of the development of a gifted young painter-and the moving narrative of one of the most extraordinary women of modern India.' The Hindu

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004-2014
    Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004-2014
    ISBN: 9781419717796
    Title: Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004-2014

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the forces that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labor, and memory.
    Ephemeral Works features approximately 200 of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.00
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    ISBN: 9781906779979
    Title: Andy Warhol

    With a sleight of hand, Andy Warhol redefined the boundaries of painting, sculpture and film. The assembly-line effect of his æmachine-made' images allowed Warhol to fix the viewer's gaze on mass culture, closing the gap between art and life, bringing the old hierarchies of art to a collapse.But who was the man behind the public pose? The Factory was driven by sexual experimentation and the obsessive pursuit of beauty, but the figure at its centre somehow remained apart. His inherent discomfort with physical intimacy and his perpetual place outside the art establishment meant that Warhol would observe but never engage, that he wanted to be seen, but was never discovered.Based on extensive interviews and insights from those who knew him best, Andy Warhol disentangles the myths of Warhol - fraught with contradictions - from the man he truly was, and offers a vivid, entertaining, and a detailed, insightful chronicle of his rise, as well as a critical examination of Warhol's most important works.Tony Scherman has been contributing editor for Life and written about art and music for the New York Times and Rolling Stone amongst many others. He is an aware-winning author. David Dalton was founding editor of Rolling Stone and has co-authored numerous biographies including Jim Morrison and the autobiography of Marrianne and Faithfull.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    ISBN: 9781633450448
    Title: Andy Warhol
    Author: WARHOL ANDY

    Featuring artwork from The Museum of Modern Art's unparalleled collection, each volume in the MoMA Artist Series guides readers through one artist's most memorable achievements, explaining their significance and placing them in context among the groundbreaking innovations of their time. This series is an invaluable resource for exploring and interpreting some of the most beloved artworks by key artists who shaped the trajectory of modern art.

    Through his art, ideas and style, Andy Warhol made an indelible mark on the history of modern art and on popular culture. This book features ten paintings by Warhol selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection of his work. His famous Gold Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup Cans are here, along with other equally groundbreaking and iconic silkscreen paintings--from his early work of 1961 to The Last Supper, a painting in progress at the time of his death, in 1987. An insightful essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in the artist's own life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei
    Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei
    ISBN: 9780300219357
    Title: Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei
    Author: DELANY MAX

    This stunning publication is the first to examine in tandem the work and influence of two towering figures in contemporary art
    Andy Warhol (1928 1987) and Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) are two of the most internationally renowned artists of the past 100 years, famous not only for their artwork but also for influencing the culture of their time. This exciting book is the first to consider the work of these artists alongside one another, in dialogue and in correspondence, to explore the artists meticulous observations of modern and contemporary art, life, and politics. Andy Warhol s investigation of consumer society, fame, and celebrity offers thought-provoking points of connection with Ai Weiwei s interrogation of the relationship between tradition and modernity, the role of the individual to the state, questions of human rights, and the value of freedom of expression. Parallels also exist between the ways in which each artist transformed the understanding of artistic value and studio production, and redefined the role of the artist as impresario, cultural producer, activist, and brand.
    Alongside beautifully reproduced images by both artists including works by Ai Weiwei published here for the first time are illuminating essays by an international team of art experts, curators, and scholars that survey the scope of the artists careers and interpret the significant impact of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei on modern art and contemporary life. This deluxe, collectible catalogue is available in three different, limited-edition colors."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $142.00
  • Andy Warhol Diaries
    Andy Warhol Diaries
    ISBN: 9780141193076
    Title: Andy Warhol Diaries

    Edited with an Introduction by Pat Hackett'Cruel, sexy and sometimes heartbreaking . . . Warhol is no neutral observer, but a character in his own right'NewsweekAndy Warhol kept these diaries faithfully from November 1976 right up to his final week, in February 1987. Written at the height of his fame and success, Warhol records the fun of an Academy Awards party, nights out at Studio 54, trips between London, Paris and New York, and surprisingly even the money he spent each day, down to the cent. With appearances from and references to everyone who was anyone, from Jim Morrison, Martina Navratilova and Calvin Klein to Shirley Bassey, Estee Lauder and Muhammad Ali, these diaries are the most glamorous, witty and revealing writings of the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Andy Warhol Diaries
    Andy Warhol Diaries
    ISBN: 9781455561452
    Title: Andy Warhol Diaries

    "In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the bestselling classic is introduced to a new generation-with an added preface by Warhol's diarist and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, contemplating Warhol's lasting cultural impact." This international literary sensation turns the spotlight on one of the most influential and controversial figures in American culture. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating. Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. He hangs out with "everybody": Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she doesn't even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to see what happened, we had so much fun"), and "Princess Marina of, I guess, Greece," along with art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring. Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
  • Andy Warhol Drawings
    Andy Warhol Drawings
    ISBN: 9781452112039
    Title: Andy Warhol Drawings
    Author: WARHOL ANDY

    This petit, whimsical collection of work from pop icon Andy Warhol pre-dates his more famous paintings and prints. These charming, and relatively unknown experiments in commercial illustration were created between 1950 and 1960. Fanciful, vibrant and bold, Warhol's early drawings of fashion, animals, food, and cherubs display the signature bright colors, distinctiveness of line, and repetition of unexpected images that would spark a Pop art revolution.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Andy Warhol: Phaidon Focus
    Andy Warhol: Phaidon Focus
    ISBN: 9780714861586
    Title: Andy Warhol: Phaidon Focus

    Andy Warhol (1928–1987) captured the popular culture of his age through his iconic drawings, paintings, films and prints.He made as great an impact on the world of art as any of his contemporaries, ushering in a fundamental transformation in our visual culture to the mediated image. Yet perhaps his greatest work was his own identity; in his quest for fame and fortune, Warhol fashioned himself into a media superstar. This illustrated survey spans the entire array of Warhol's art, from his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, Brillo boxes, dollar bills to his multiple portraits of such American stars as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Examining the scene at Warhol's studio – the famous Factory – as well as his forays into film and multimedia 'happenings', this book is the perfect introduction to his life and work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
  • Andy Warhol: Prints
    Andy Warhol: Prints
    ISBN: 9780692764473
    Title: Andy Warhol: Prints

    "I'm for mechanical art," said Andy Warhol (1928-87). "When I took up silkscreening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through commercial techniques of multiple reproduction."
    Printmaking was a vital artistic practice for Warhol. Prints figure prominently throughout his career from his earliest work as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s to the collaborative silkscreens made in the Factory during the 1960s and the commissioned portfolios of his final years. In their fascination with popular culture and provocative subverting of the difference between original and copy, Warhol's prints are recognized now as a prescient forerunner of today's hyper-sophisticated, hyper-saturated and hyper-accelerated visual culture.
    Andy Warhol: Prints, published to accompany a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum--the largest of its kind ever to be presented--includes approximately 250 of Warhol's prints and ephemera from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, including iconic silkscreen prints of Campbell's soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. Organized chronologically and by series, Andy Warhol: Prints establishes the range of Warhol's innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of four decades, with a particular focus on Warhol's use of different printmaking techniques, beginning with illustrated books and ending with screen printing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Ansel Adams a Biography
    Ansel Adams a Biography
    ISBN: 9781620408001
    Title: Ansel Adams a Biography

    Traces the life and career of Ansel Adams, including his early years in San Francisco, his relationship with the Native Americans of Yosemite, and the influences on his photography and painting of western landscapes.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Anselm Kiefer
    Anselm Kiefer
    ISBN: 9780500093993
    Title: Anselm Kiefer

    The work of Anselm Kiefer begins with a crucial question: how, after the Holocaust, can one be an artist within the German tradition? Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer's career represents a quasi-existential quest to redefine Germanness.This new monograph will examine the foundation of Kiefer's work: memory and our response to it. Kiefer's artistic perspective is informed in turn by great literary works, myths, tales, legends, and particularly the world of Kabbalistic mysticism. This unprecedented monograph explores his passion for alchemy, his admiration for great female figures obscured by history, and his relationship with the landscape and nature, a notable topic of his most recent works.Art historian Dominique Baque´ also highlights an aspect of Kiefer's work that has received little critical attention: his conceptual understanding of the book and photography. In fact, Kiefer mixes many forms and media, and Baqué expands this study with a discussion of the often-overlooked performance element of his work, starting with his first actions from the end of the 1960s.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
  • Anselm Kiefer Compact Ed.
    Anselm Kiefer Compact Ed.
    ISBN: 9780500291610
    Title: Anselm Kiefer Compact Ed.

    This monograph uses a thematic and chronologial approach to explore the many facets of Anselm Kiefer's work. By examining his influences, style and recurring motifs, Daniel Arasse highlights Kiefer's rich culture and his philosophical and artistic practice, while demonstrating the unity and continuity in his work that transcends any linear concept of time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Anselm Kiefer: Phaidon Focus
    Anselm Kiefer: Phaidon Focus
    ISBN: 9780714861432
    Title: Anselm Kiefer: Phaidon Focus
    Author: BIRO MATTHEW

    Anselm Kiefer (b.1945) played a major role in shaping the landscape of post-war German art. His vision encompasses philosophy, history and literature - ranging from intimate books that explore German identity to monumental public sculpture installations. Conceptually, Kiefer urges viewers to challenge narratives of war, identity, religion, morality, memory and history. Visually, his paintings ooze physical tactility, incorporating such organic matter as straw and sand, so his canvases become sculptural and affective.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Anthony Caro
    Anthony Caro
    ISBN: 9780714867359
    Title: Anthony Caro
    Author: CARO ANTHONY

    As an artist, Anthony Caro revolutionized our perception of sculpture; as a teacher, Caro inspired a generation of accomplished artists such as Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, and Rachel Whiteread. This complete career monograph examines 50 of Caro's most iconic works, selected in conjunction with the artist before his death in 2013.

    Each work featured is accompanied by Caro's commentary, in which he identifies his influences, aims, and stories behind the work's creation, as well as archival material and specially commissioned documentary photographs. Interspersed throughout the book are notes on Caro's exhibitions and contributions from a range of artists and critics, including Kapoor, Gormley, and Whiteread, along with Richard Deacon, Clement Greenberg, and Michael Fried.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $165.00

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