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Their works range from simple line drawings and clear perspectives to more abstract, artistic compositions, from quick freehand to measured mapping, from spontaneous squiggles on scrap paper to careful drawings on art paper. Accompanying texts by editor Will Jones include comments by the architects and profile how they use sketches to help evolve their initial inspirations and concepts into more developed ideas, revealing the artistry behind the built world.
A first survey of drawings from the private sketchbooks of an international spectrum of architects. Design by Praline. The Little Book of Shocking Money Facts presents a passionate, uncompromising corrective to this situation, employing bold graphic design and strikingly original illustrations to make visible for readers some of the more difficult and, yes, shocking realities of our contemporary economic scene.
Featuring the same style of hard-hitting visuals and well-researched information that characterized the earlier books in this series—The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts, The Little Book of Shocking Food Facts and The Little Book of Shocking Global Facts—this new volume trains an unblinking eye on the inconvenient truths about money today. Edited by Sarah Purcell.
Design by Daniel Eatock. The Little Book of Shocking Health Facts follows in the footsteps of its Shocking Facts predecessors—which treated such hot-button topics as food, the economy and the environment—by presenting a series of indelible, hard-hitting infographics that render in bold, unapologetic visual form some of the most telling realities of the trouble with being sick and the business of getting well.
Visiting an unfamiliar city is usually best when you have a guide, a knowledgeable local pal who can show you the hidden treasures of his or her hometown. In the most ideal scenario, this friend would be motivated by sensibilities similar to your own—which is why so many traditional travel guidebooks, with their emphasis on well-trod landmarks and obvious institutions, are of such limited utility to travelers with offbeat tastes.
But this is no typical guidebook. Abundantly illustrated and lovingly laid out, Graphic USA is like having hip, insightful chaperones in multiple cities across the United States: Louis and Phoenix were invited to write and illustrate mini-guides to their stomping grounds.
With listings for places to stay, bars, restaurants, galleries and clubs, the book gives readers everything they need to live it up like natives in the know. From the blue-collar dive bar that serves tumblers of local whiskey to the slick hotel designed by the hippest architect in town, or the weird restaurant in the strip mall that makes the best breakfast burrito this side of the border—the designer-contributors to Graphic USA have got you covered.
A beautiful object as well as a useful guide, this volume offers a truly unique insight into the heart of American culture. The cities included in this book are: Graphic Europe Flexi, U. The golden age of Hollywood glamour meets the glory days of Fellini chic in this photo album of celebrities, paparazzi and the sunny cities and shores of Italy.
Upbeat and loose was the style of the day, and Italy served as a playground for the movie stars of Europe and America on vacation. Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, John Wayne, Jayne Mansfield and Brigitte Bardot all found themselves candidly snapped while holidaying there; with the ascent of celebrity culture especially in Hollywood , came the ascent of the paparazzi, who served as constant companions for the boldface names of the day as they sunned themselves in Positano or enjoyed a trattoria luncheon in Rome.
This beautifully illustrated book features more than photographs many never before published from this remarkable era, offering a seductive panoramic photo-portrait of a vanished world of effortless cool. Fashion Independent: Olympic Ski Squad in , competed in tennis at Wimbledon and was accomplished at riding and shooting.
Recognized among an international jet-setting social circle as a wonderful hostess at her magnificent homes in Colorado and Montana, Taylor also played a leading role as a style icon. In , her extraordinary wardrobe of couture and custom-designed sporting ensembles was donated to Phoenix Art Museum. The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor features more than 60 full ensembles and accessories that provide a comprehensive look at the wardrobe of a dynamic and sophisticated woman.
Arnold Scaasi: American Couturier Clth, U.
Anthro Pinkie Pie Sucks Her Horsecock Dick For MinutesAnn Bonfoey Taylor played many roles throughout her extraordinary life—a wartime pilot, Olympic skier, professional tennis player, famed hostess—but above all she was an enormously influential style icon, whose extraordinary wardrobe of couture and custom-designed sporting ensembles is celebrated in this magnificent volume.
Yohji Yamamoto: Coauthored by Ai Mitsuda. Yohji Yamamoto led the Japanese fashion wave of the s and s into the new millennium. In October , after a series of bad investments, Yamamoto Inc. My Dear Bomb is an outcome of this transition moment. A source of both information and inspiration, the edition of Le Book offers a skeleton key to the fashion and advertising industries.
In print for over 25 years, Le Book has become the global meeting place for those involved in the fields of visual communication. Introduction by Marsha Miro. Her fabrication methods, and her collaborations with artists such as the late, great Merce Cunningham, are explored in this survey of her work.
Rei Kawakubo: What is the legacy of the architectural and design movement of the mid-twentieth century? Did it deliver its promised vision of an egalitarian, democratic society supported by aesthetically simple, mass-produced goods whose forms fulfilled their utilitarian functions?
In this provocative book, first published in to critical acclaim, design historian Penny Sparke embraces the awkward question of gender and aesthetic preference. Ranging across histories of domesticity and consumerism, as well as modern design and cultural theories, Sparke offers a new take on the history of modern material culture. Fashion photography is about much more than just depicting clothes.
Far larger conceptions of glamour, culture, sex and consumption play out every month in two-page advertising spreads in Vogue and W, and in the editorial shoots of Purple and V. Brazenly occupying the fraught overlap between art and commerce, the most provocative fashion photography combines exquisite come-ons with subtle affronts, to convention, to propriety, to our pride.
The s constituted an exciting moment in fashion photography, as a generation of practitioners made work that was bluntly physical and brash, celebrating music, subculture and intimacy in the most creative fringes of twentyand thirty-something life.
In the s, the art photography and fashion worlds merged to an unprecedented degree, spawning collaborations, magazine portfolios and a new lo-fi style for both photography and fashion. Is ugliness only skin deep? British design guru Stephen Bayley reveals the contradictions and the allure of what we deem ugly in this fully illustrated book.
Can something that is outwardly beautiful—a B52 bomber or a Colt. Why are mountains seen as sublime expressions of nature, when only years ago they were regarded as loathsome things to be avoided at all costs? A bestselling author and an outspoken authority on design and art, he is a regular contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines.
Text by Reinhild Schneider. They were conceived in the early s, as part of an endeavor launched by Helene Haeusler at the Sonneberg Technical College for Toy Design in Germany, and were designed to fulfill the need for large, brightly colored stuffed animals to enhance orthopedic exercises and balance coordination for mentally and physically handicapped children.
In fact, her alligators and rhinos were so lovable, her fabric bowling pins so beautifully made, her hippos and elephants so comforting, that they quickly became coveted by design buffs worldwide, and they have remained so to this day. The book is based on the collection of the VS school museum in Tauberbischofsheim, which houses a unique collection of school furniture from Germany and abroad.
Through this collection, it draws out the fascinating tale of educational theory and school architecture over the past hundred years, tracing the ascent of a child-centered approach to education and attendant developments in design, as well as such topics as the use of propaganda in Soviet- and Nazi-era schools.
The Classroom looks back over this history and looks forward to possible future developments. Pie charts of good times and bad times, graphs of disappointments, color-coded abstractions analyzing dinner conversations: Andrew Kuo makes colorful, witty and bittersweet art from the most fleeting everyday experiences.
Andrew Kuo: Repurposing the sad, comical and seemingly trivial minutiae of everyday life into pie charts, flow charts and other forms of visual data sorting, New York-based artist Andrew Kuo transforms the idlest of days into a witty analysis in color and pattern. Among the many itemizations he has rendered into charts: The New Yorker music critic Kelefa Sanneh contributes an essay.
Otto Neurath: The Austrian sociologist Otto Neurath was a seminal figure of twentieth-century modernist thought. Otto Neurath — was a philosopher, economist and information designer. His work in all of these fields was unified by a wholesale rejection of metaphysics as expressed in the philosophy of Logical Positivism and his desire to construct universal knowledge systems to streamline information flow, the most famous of which are his Universal Silhouettes for example the male and female silhouettes on bathroom doors, and road signs such as the car swerving.
Today his works are to be found in the collection of every serious design museum. Film by Lex Reitsma. Art historian Marijke Kuper presents new facts and visual materials plus an overview of all known prewar examples of the chair. Eileen Gray: Neglected in her lifetime, Eileen Gray — is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century.
She first worked as a lacquer artist, then as a furniture designer and finally as an architect. At a time when other leading designers were almost exclusively male and adherents to one movement or another, Gray remained stalwartly independent. Her design style was as distinctive as her way of working; Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on the geometric forms and industrially produced materials used by International Style designers such as Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Mies van der Rohe.
Her voluptuous leather and steel Bibendum Chair and chic E glass and tubular steel table are now familiar icons of modernity. Part of the By Architects series, Eileen Gray highlights the work of this singular designer-architect. Eero Saarinen: Despite the brevity of his career, Eero Saarinen was one of the most celebrated architects of his time.
Born in Finland, he immigrated to the United States in , where his father was director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Here, the young Saarinen took courses in sculpture and furniture design, and began close friendships with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, as well as Florence Knoll.
As a designer, Saarinen moved easily between the so-called International Style and Expressionism, utilizing a vocabulary of bold colors, curves and cantilevers; many of his pieces have remained in production, becoming twentieth-century furniture icons. As an architect, Saarinen is responsible for some of the most potent architectural symbols of American identity including Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.
Alvar Aalto: Objects and Furniture Design Hbk, U. Mies van der Rohe: Works are analyzed through sketches, drawings and chronologies, with archival photographs of the original products and contemporary photographs. Text by David Evans, Franz Roh. In , he published 60 Fotos, an almost pedagogic visual treatise in which he performed virtuoso turns on all kinds of photographic possibilities, from camara-less pictures and photograms—for which he squirted oil into developer and squeezed oil between sheets of glass during exposure among other techniques —to photomontage, as well as more conventional photographs.
Text by Edwin Denby, Kerry W. Errata Editions reproduces every captivating page spread from this rarely seen classic of both dance and photography history, making it at last available to a broader audience. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Alexey Brodovitch: Books on Books No. First published in , Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness offers an extraordinary look inside a German forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland, during — It is remarkable that Zdenek Tmej, a Czech citizen made to work for the Nazi war effort, was able to photograph at all, let alone produce such a poetic response to the horrors of the war.
Tmej portrays the experience of captivity through images loaded with furtiveness and despair. This little-known masterpiece today stands as an ever-relevant symbol of survival and resistance. Zdenek Tmej: Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable in society.
Paul Graham: Walker Evans: American Photographs Books on Books No. American Photographs points over and over again to the unhappy lot of the poor and the dispossessed in s America. Only newspapers, the writers of popular music, the technicians of advertising and radio have, in their blind energy accidentally, fortuitously, evoked for future historians such a powerful monument to our moment.
This revised edition of that volume presents the original edition with its 87 legendary black-and-white photographs reproduced in full-page rather than quarter-page spreads , the classic Kirstein essay and a contemporary essay by Evans scholar John T. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans — took up photography in Evans joined the staff of Time magazine in , and shortly after moved to Fortune, where he stayed until That year, he became a professor of photography at the Yale University School of Art.
Evans died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in William Klein: Yutaka Takanashi: Toshi-e Towards the City Clth, U. With 75 previously unseen photographs, this volume explores the early experimental work of Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Family man, optician, avid reader and photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard created and explored a fantasy world of dolls and masks, in which his family and friends played the central roles on an ever-changing stage.
His monograph, The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater, published posthumously in , recorded his wife and family posed in various disquieting settings, wearing masks and holding dolls and evoking a penetrating emotional and psychological landscape. The book won his work critical acclaim and has been hugely influential in the intervening decades.
Dolls and Masks opens the doors on the decade of rich experimentation that immediately preceded the production of his final opus, The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater. Following the war, he married, became a licensed optician and moved to Lexington, Kentucky. When the first of his three children was born, Meatyard bought a camera to make pictures of the baby.
Photography quickly became a consuming interest. He joined the Lexington Camera Club, where he met Van Deren Coke, under whose encouragement he soon developed into a powerfully original photographer. Art Institute of Chicago, Summer Japanese bondage, which differs from western bondage in its orchestration of knots and binding to arouse specific points upon the body, offers visual as well as erotic rewards that Araki has scrutinized with great zeal.
Araki is able to bestow eroticism upon all manner of natural imagery, but is also celebrated for series such as Sentimental Journey and Winter Journey, which record his marriage and the death of his wife. Driven by an attraction to the uncensored facts of Eros and Thanatos, Araki has always made humanity the center of his concerns; but at several junctures in his career, the authorities have evinced indifference to such motives, removing his work from sale and arresting curators for exhibiting his work.
Born in Tokyo in , Nobuyoshi Araki worked at an advertising agency in the s, where he met his future wife, Yoko Araki, the subject of his now classic volume Sentimental Journey. Her last days were recorded in a volume called Winter Journey. At the age of 70 his prolificness remains undimmed: Exhibition Schedule Lugano, Switzerland: Japanese Photobooks of the s and 70s Hbk, U.
A long-awaited collection of essays, reviews and lectures by Tod Papageorge, one of the most influential voices in photography today. Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography is the long-awaited collection of essays, reviews and lectures by Tod Papageorge, one of the most influential voices in photography today. As a photographer and the Walker Evans Professor of Photography at the Yale University School of Art, Papageorge has shaped the work and thought of generations of artist-photographers, and, through his critical writings—some of which have gained a cult following through online postings—he has earned a reputation as an unusually eloquent and illuminating guide to the work of many of the most important figures in twentiethcentury photography.
Tod Papageorge born earned his BA in English literature from the University of New Hampshire in , where he began taking photographs during his last semester. Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog.
Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography since the s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera. The first comprehensive monograph on an acclaimed pioneer of American color photography, featuring classic works and previously unpublished photographs.
Loud, vivid and drenched in fluorescence and neon: Foreword by Jamie Brisick. Professionals, rebels, punks and world travelers all banged the drum for their personal vision of surfing. The result was loud and vivid and drenched in fluorescence and neon. Divine brought it all home on Kodachrome And while Wall Street and Madison Avenue were doing their damnedest to monetize the style and freedom of surfing, the sublimity of the ride itself remained unsullied.
Jeff Divine has been photographing surfing for 44 years, and has been the subject of three surf photography monographs. Among his previous books are Surfing Photographs from the Seventies T. Adler, Adler Books Ron Church: California to Hawaii to Clth, U. Michael Thompson: Portraits Edited by Vince Aletti.
Taken from the pages of fashion and lifestyle magazines including Vogue, W, GQ, Allure and Vanity Fair, the nearly images in this book intensify the mythic pungency of their subjects while simultaneously inviting an intimate glimpse into their inner lives. As one of the foremost celebrity photographers of the last two decades, Thompson emerges here as a leading image-broker for our times.
The limited edition of Portraits comes with a numbered and signed photo by Michael Thompson 10 x 17 inches and is housed in a linen box. The Velvet Underground: Legend, Truth first saw Lou Reed play in in Barcelona. Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix Hbk U. David Bowie: Text by Kevin Cann.
For hardcore Bowie fans, Any Day Now also includes the most concise listing of early Bowie performances ever published. Kevin Cann published his first book on Bowie David Bowie: A Chronology in With his brutal post-industrial music, theatrical makeup and controversial lyrics about serial killers and Satanism, shock rocker Marilyn Manson has stood as an icon for a generation of dispossessed teens.
It is less well known that Manson has been painting pictures since Genealogies of Pain presents 30 of his paintings, executed over the past ten years. An interview with Manson explores his techniques and relevant art historical traditions. Introduction by Stijn Huijts. Text by Stanley Donwood.
Stanley Donwood: Reasons to Be Cheerful: Foreword by Malcolm Garrett. Introduction by Billy Bragg. Text by Paul Gorman, Peter Saville. Interview by Art Chantry. More than a quarter century after his death, graphic design genius Barney Bubbles remains a powerful influence on contemporary artists. This new and expanded edition contains hundreds of rare and previously unpublished images, photographs, working sketches, notebooks and original artwork.
It includes more than 50 new images, for a total of over in all, as well as fresh interviews, exclusive facts and information, writings by Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett and an introduction by Billy Bragg. With Destroyed, Moby has created a visual analogue to his gorgeous soundworld.
The photographs in this volume record the sizeable portion of his life that is spent shuttling from plane to bus to venue to stage to party to hotel room to oblivion. Destroyed accordingly veer from crowdedness to isolation, capturing the extremes of a life lived on the road. Having studied classical guitar, piano and drums as a child, and after stints in various punk bands, he debuted in the early s alongside Orbital, The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, as a representative of a new generation in electronica, emerging from Ambient House and Techno, and foreshadowing Trip Hop.
Already famous for his veganism, Moby made his authorial debut in March as a contributor to Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety, a collection of essays on the dangers of eating meat. This first complete reprint of the rare zine by Destroy All Monsters—Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara and Jim Shaw—gathers a kaleidoscope of dystopian punk energy in collages, writings, photographs and other ephemera.
Formed in , the Detroit band Destroy All Monsters was a wild and reckless synthesis of psychedelia, proto-punk, heavy metal, noise and performance art. Later emerging as extremely distinctive individual artists, collectively the group forged new terrain in art, music, performance, theater and video. Destroy All Monsters released very little recorded music until Thurston Moore issued a three-CD compilation in , but they published six issues of a now legendary and much sought-after zine, also titled Destroy All Monsters.
This publication collects those six zines, released between and , and also includes parts of a lost seventh issue that never saw publication. George Condo: Painter and sculptor George Condo born has inhabited a broad swath of cultural contexts over his three-decade career, from the earlys East Village scene to a collaboration with William Burroughs to making album cover art for Phish and, most recently, Kanye West.
All you need is the head and the hands. Existential Portraits Hbk, U. George Condo Playing Cards This giftworthy and collectable set of 52 playing cards features the art of George Condo, and accompanies his international touring retrospective. Power Up: Power Up explores a generation of female artists working in the Pop art milieu, whose concerns offered a more overt critique of consumerism and gender issues than their male counterparts.
The works of Evelyne Axell, Christa Dichgans, Rosalyn Drexler, Jann Haworth, Dorothy Iannone, Sister Corita Kent, Kiki Kogelnik, Marisol and Niki de Saint Phalle share with their male contemporaries a brashness of color, cartoonish figuration and consumerist imagery, but set aside the Duchampian strategies of irony found in Johns or Warhol, in favor of a more animated, life-embracing, combative zest, political critique and direct expressions of sexuality and lust.
Before feminism had coalesced into a coherent movement, these women dismantled consumerist exploitation of female imagery, critiqued capitalism and celebrated their desires, working among if not alongside their male contemporaries, across media and continents. Today, their art seems more prescient and adventurous than ever. This volume casts fresh light on the artists of this generation, some of whom attained fame individually, while others were less well served by art history.
Throwing down the gauntlet to the historians, Power Up tracks this neglected chapter of Pop art in a blaze of color and defiant sensuality. Encompassing black-and-white linoleum cuts made at community art centers in the s and s, resistance posters and other political art of the s and the wide variety of subjects and techniques explored by artists in printshops over the last two decades, printmaking has been a driving force in contemporary South African artistic and political expression.
New linoleum cut projects by a younger generation of artists—Paul Edmunds, Senzeni Marasela and Vuyile Voyiya— demonstrate the relevance of the medium in South Africa today. Judith B. Hesker, Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, contributes an introduction, biographies of the artists, publishers and printers, and a timeline of relevant events in South Africa.
Accompanying an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Impressions from South Africa surveys both political and non-political prints by some 30 South African artists from the s to the present, encompassing etchings, comic books, lithographs, digital prints and linocuts.
A marvelously bold interdisciplinary anthology, It Is Almost That collects works by women artists and writers who have constructed hybrid environments that merge image and text. The works in this collection are supremely imaginative in both form and content: Valie Export: Introduction by Angelika Nollert. This volume surveys her career. Photo-essays by Philip Trager, Jan Henle.
Expanding on notes originally prepared for the retrospective on Jack Smith at the American Museum of the Moving Image, the monograph includes further material on his unfinished features Normal Love and No President, as well as shorter film fragments. Sound and Fury: Around the year , a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No. These beautiful drawings of animals, people and buildings were executed on both sides of ledger pages, each bearing the name of the hospital in official type across the top, thus dramatizing the interface of the institutional and the creative.
Now that album is presented publicly for the first time since its making, displaying for contemporary audiences the strange and poignant beauty of the drawings. The handsomely designed hardbound format of The Drawings of the Electric Pencil features an art folio book block within that opens flat. An essay by Lyle Rexer places the work in the broader context of outsider art, in which The Electric Pencil emerges as an artist of singular brilliance.
Graham Burnett. Reading is perhaps best understood as a peculiar form of writing, and vice versa. The origins of the practice lay in the preparatory methods of classical oratory and medieval sermon composition, but commonplacing achieved the status of a true art among humanists like Erasmus and Montaigne, who used these notebooks to maintain command over an ever-expanding body of published texts, while culling material for their own correspondence, essays and literary compositions.
The perfect gift for the itinerant thinker, this handsome volume is a facsimile of a notebook originally printed in —the only remaining copy of which is held in the rare books collection of Princeton University—and reprints its introduction to the principles of commonplacing as practiced by the philosopher John Locke, as well as blank pages for collecting and cataloguing your own thoughts.
In the last days of , the German novelist and exponent of glass architecture Paul Scheerbart embarked upon an attempt to invent a perpetual motion machine. For the next two and a half years he would document his ongoing efforts and failures from his laundry-room-cum-laboratory, hiring plumbers and mechanics to construct his models while spinning out a series of imagined futures that his invention-in-themaking was going to enable.
The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention, originally published in German in , is an indefinable blend of diary, diagrams and digression that falls somewhere between memoir and reverie: The Perpetual Motion Machine is an ode to the fertility of misery and a battle cry of the imagination against praxis.
The Leg of Lamb offers not only a highpoint of Surrealist automatic writing, but a key chapter in the genesis of the Surrealist movement. Text by Paul B. Taylor, Philip Ursprung. The Waterfall, 2. Now, for the first time, the full significance of the choice of this waterfall is explored.
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess Clth, U. Translated and with an Introduction by Alexis Lykiard. For this latest edition, Lykiard updates his introduction to include recent scholarship. Surreal Objects is the first publication to exclusively address the Surrealist object. A refugee both from her Ivy League education and a family of Maoist ideologues, she navigates the city as a slacker, temp and exotic dancer, outmaneuvering the ever-present lure of Prozac.
Espouser of picnics and bicycle rides, cataloger of exquisite textures, pitiless surgeon of affect and mores, and also a pretty good painter, Denton Welch has drawn fans as far removed from his world of English pastoralism as William Burroughs and Richard Hell. Not content to be a tremendous photographer, painter, film-maker, performance artist and activist David Wojnarowicz — was also the author of three classic books: The highway at night in the headlights of this speeding car speeding is the only motion that lets the heart unravel and in the wind of the road the two story framed houses appear one after the other like some cinematic stage set David Wojnarowicz: Adam Penn Gilders was a virtuoso of the deadpan prose miniature.
With coffee, for example, which he particularly loves, he drains his cup with almost demented eagerness, often before his companions have taken a single sip. It was as though the best experiences, like hot liquids, were liable to evaporate if measured out in teaspoons.
Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Huckleberry Finn is easily among the most important and best-loved works of American literature, but it still appears on banned book lists, revealing that its themes of racism and struggles for equality remain all too relevant to our society. A former professional boxer, actor, horse trainer and radio announcer, Charles Willeford — is best known for his Miami-based crime novels featuring hard-boiled detective Hoke Moseley, including Miami Blues and Sideswipe.
His career as a writer began in the late s, but it was his novel Cockfighter that announced his name to a wider audience. Frank Mansfield is the titular cockfighter: Mansfield haunts the cockpits, bars and roads of the rural South in the early s, adrift but always capable of nearly anything.
First published in complete form in , and adapted by Willeford for a Monte Hellman film in which became infamous for its use of real animals in the fight scenes , the novel Cockfighter has been out of print for nearly 20 years. Siglio publishes books at the intersection of art and literature: Denis Wood: With artful wit and rigor, the cartographer Denis Wood has written numerous books including the influential bestseller The Power of Maps that reorient his readers not only to our neighborhoods, homes and bodies, but also to our own very human instinct to understand where we live by mapmaking.
We see the route of the letter carrier and the life cycle of the daily paper. Wood is writing a novel where we never meet the main characters, but their stuff is everywhere. Denis Wood born is a geographer, an independent scholar and the author of several books on maps, including the popular and highly influential The Power of Maps which originated as an exhibition Wood curated for the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design.
Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. Robert Seydel: Drawing on the inherent seductiveness and intrigue of archives, the volume is conceived as a gathering of fragmented materials by Greisman unearthed from a storage space in the Smithsonian and a suburban family garage, which are presented as a mosaic portrait of a reclusive artist.
The New Yorker described the project thus: Edited by Lisa Pearson. This unique volume zooms in, translating the work into nearly pages of detailed, legible reproductions. Nancy Spero: Joe Brainard: From to , Joe Brainard created more than artworks that appropriated the classic comic strip character Nancy and sent her into a variety of astonishing situations.
Edited and with text by Robert Seydel. Over nearly four decades, National Book Award winner Keith Waldrop has amassed a huge body of lyrical collage work alongside his acclaimed oeuvre of poetry, fiction and translation. Several Gravities presents a selection of these radiant collages and includes a previously unpublished serial poem and essay by Waldrop.
Keith Waldrop: See Amy Cutler: Turtle Fur, published by Hatje Cantz, p. Edited by Claudia Dillmann, Ralf Beil. Past considerations of Expressionism have tended to focus only on individual genres, making The Total Artwork in Expressionism: Art, Film, Literature, Theater, Dance and Architecture — the first-ever publication to examine the interplay between these forms. Renowned authors, key works and source texts from all disciplines allow the reader to thoroughly experience the ways the genres mutually influenced each other during this revolutionary period.
Proceeding with the recognition that art forms are not mutually exclusive, and that creative persons across disciplines talk to one another, The Moderns brings together exceptional examples of painting and sculpture, photography and film, architecture, literature, music and design of Irish significance from the twentieth century.
Here, the paintings of Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone and other advocates of European modernism are juxtaposed with the accomplishments of designer-architect Eileen Gray and writer James Joyce. The Moderns declares what we know to be the case, but which few publications have examined—that the arts of the past century owe Ireland some of their greatest works.
Edited by Gabriel P. Weisberg, Maartje de Haan. Capturing realistic images on canvas has been a staple aspiration of western art since the Renaissance development of scientific perspective. At the end of the nineteenth century, however, animated by the invention of photography and cinema, artists began attempting not only to paint realistically but also to create images that projected the ethical content of the world around them.
Illusions of Reality: Practitioners of Naturalism frequently concerned themselves with the social ills created by industrialization, as well as the social responses to these problems in both public education and religion. Likewise, the transformation brought about by industrialization led many artists to focus on the loss of traditional agrarian culture as well as the political upheaval caused by working conditions in the factories.
Technological advances in art, from the development of photography in the first half of the nineteenth century to the emergence of film toward the end of the century, contributed to the interaction among art forms and the attention toward social conditions. Weisberg, Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, with essays by Weisberg, David Jackson, Willa Silverman and Maartje de Haan, Illusions of Reality offers a fresh interpretation of how Naturalist artists, and the aesthetic they espoused, attempted to understand and explain the rapid and profound changes of their time.
Illusions of Reality assesses the ethical impulse at the heart of the nineteenth-century Naturalist movement, spanning the arts from painting and photography to literature and theater. Edited by Klaus Herding, Max Hollein. Text by Bettina Erche, Sylvain Amic.
The intertwined stories of Realism and modernism begin with the great innovations of Gustave Courbet — Realism sought to record the messiness, poverty and brute facts of everyday life in urban and rural France, against the restrictions of religion and class and the high-flown emotion of the Romantic painters.
But in his portraits, landscapes, drawings and still lifes, Courbet frequently suggested a more meditative, inward-looking realm, somewhat removed from his declarations of social realities, and revealed in such works his virtuoso touch and formal brilliance. Gustave Courbet: Goya Hbk, U.
Text by Bodo Brinkmann. Perhaps the greatest painter of water there has ever been, the German Renaissance artist Konrad Witz c. Witz introduced Netherlandish influences into Germany and Switzerland where he relocated in , and while his own style shows its influence, echoes of a spookier and more enigmatic medievalism abound, distinguishing him from all of his contemporaries.
As the U. Arguably the most compelling of the ancient divinities, Aphrodite also remains the most alluring. Worshiped and celebrated, she has been depicted in ways both ethereal and crude: The ancients, knowing that love conquers all, considered her mightier than Hercules.
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love presents, for the first time, a comprehensive and scholarly appreciation of the love deity. Via more than marble sculptures, painted vases, precious metals, mosaics and gems—as well as contemporary depictions by artists such as Jim Dine—the book traces the early worship of Aphrodite as a fertility figure in the Near East, her emergence as love goddess for the Greeks and her eventual adaptation by Rome as Venus.
It highlights the myths surrounding this icon of sensuality, notably regarding seduction and marriage, and presents the circle of her lovers and children, such as Eros, Hermaphrodite and Priapos, also tracing how the cult of Aphrodite continues into the present day. The bond between Russia and these culturally distinct lands was marked by a deep fascination with Oriental traditions and a succession of wars and imperialist maneuvers, themes which found their way into the art of the nineteenth century.
Perhaps the most important artist in this context was Vasily Vereshchagin — , who traveled with the Russian army on campaigns to the south and served as the painterly equivalent of a war photographer, depicting both the cruel reality of war and the riches of the Oriental cultures. The works of such artists are presented here alongside the output of indigenous contemporary artists from these Central Asian lands—practitioners who offered personal interpretations of the rich traditions of their homelands that continued to develop even under Russian dominion.
The historical and art-historical context of this diverse group of artists is taken up by a range of authors in this lush, generously illustrated volume, which includes more than works by Vereshchagin, Martiros Saryan, Vasily Polenov, Niko Pirosmanishvili, Pavel Kuznetsov, Evgeny Lanseray and others. Russian Legends: Text by George T.
Now in paperback, Gauguin Tahiti offers an in-depth study of the fabled Polynesian years that have so defined our image of the painter. What Are We? Where Are We Going? Over years later, Gauguin remains one of the most enigmatic and attractive figures of nineteenth-century art, the very pivot of modernism, and Gauguin Tahiti portrays this crucial period of his life in all its color and drama.
Of the hardback edition, John Richardson wrote in Vanity Fair: Gauguin Tahiti Paul Gauguin: Text by Stephen F. From Edvard Munch to Chris Ofili, French painter Paul Gauguin — has exerted a profound influence on artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Text by Carolyn Lanchner. Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, contributes essays that illuminate each work. Willem de Kooning was a pioneering figure of Abstract Expressionism, one of the most influential champions of the dynamic, process-driven painting that brought New York to the center of the art world in the s and s. An essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work.
Text by Anne Umland. Pablo Picasso Pbk, U. A Picasso Portfolio: The earliest paintings of Giovanni Segantini — date back to the s, when the artist was still in his native Italy enduring a life of extreme poverty. Working largely outdoors, Segantini developed a style later tagged Divisionist, in which agglomerated optical effects are derived from the separation of colors into individual dots or patches.
Maximilien Luce: The first retrospective monograph on Maximilien Luce — in nearly two decades, this publication surveys the accomplishments of this significant French NeoImpressionist painter. Working first as a printmaker, Luce devoted himself to painting around Andrey Avinoff: From Russian court to the mountains of Tibet, and from the laboratories of Pittsburgh to the salons of Park Avenue, the extraordinary career of the artist and entomologist Andrey Avinoff — has never been surveyed in its entirety.
In Pursuit of Beauty accompanies the first exhibition devoted to this visionary in more than 50 years. Though its best known adherents are Redon and Moreau, Frenchmen, the late-nineteenth-century Symbolist movement in painting found some of its most fascinating expressions in Eastern and NorthEastern Europe.
Latvia in this era was radically transformed by an expansion of industry and its increased prosperity naturally impacted its arts, in the flowering of Symbolism and Art Nouveau. The book also includes an essay by Dace Lamberga. Czech art was well suited to express the Decadent temperament, and In Morbid Colours reveals, for the first time, the incredible cornucopia of fantastical, proto-Surrealist art produced under this rubric between and All of these artists constitute a hitherto-undiscovered world unto themselves, and each is embellished here with superbly-researched commentary and excerpts from contemporaneous Decadent literature.
Decadence Now! Visions of Excess Decadence Now!: Visions of Excess updates the androgyny, druggy velvet glamour, individualist dandyism and gothic decay of nineteenth-century Decadence for our times. Here, Decadence is envisioned as a response to apocalypse, economic turmoil and the effects of late capitalism. Decadence Now!: These works are assessed under thematic chapters: Urban maps the Decadent tendency project through visual art, philosophy and literature.
ISBN Hbk, 9. This essential monograph on the renowned Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros — reveals this most political of artists as a master landscape painter—but a painter of landscapes rife with political content. During his lifetime Siqueiros produced landscape paintings, dynamic visions of futuristic cities and allegories of environmental devastation charged with the emotional vehemence that has come to characterize his better-known public works.
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Charles Burchfield: Text by Charles Burchfield, Ralph Sessions. Charles Burchfield — was an innovative visionary of American modernism, a watercolor painter who infused his landscapes of upstate New York and Ohio and scenes of small town industrialization with pulsing line and crackling, fluid color. He was also an accomplished writer who kept extensive journals and published several important essays during his lifetime.
All are out of print and difficult to locate, making this catalogue an important reference source as well as a visually striking presentation of his work. Text by Laura Muir, Nathan J. Lyonel Feininger — was 58 years old when he took up photography. He had been a professor at the Bauhaus for almost a decade, and had enjoyed widespread success as a comic artist and painter.
This painter of crystalline architectures and landscapes left a legacy of fascinating unsettling images of shop window mannequins and reflections, nocturnal photographs using double exposures and other works. This is the first publication devoted to this little-known body of work.
Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors Text by Peter Nisbet. The Busch-Reisinger Museum, home to the Lyonel Feininger Archive, recently received a bequest of more than Feininger drawings and watercolors from the estate of curator and collector William S.
Lieberman, most of which have never before been published. Every sculpture made on the assumption that space exists is wrong, there is only the illusion of space. But more recently, attention has come to focus on the relevance of his work for contemporary considerations of space and time. Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space supplies a comprehensive overview of the later works of this lastingly influential artist, presenting color images of sculptures, paintings and drawings.
Space, Figure, Time Hbk, U. Edited by Heinz Liesbrock, Michael Semff. Josef Albers in America: Text by Heinz Liesbrock. From the outset, the paintings of Ad Reinhardt — were defined by clear, geometric forms. The sympathies between their arts lie in the extremity of their geometric reductions, which Reinhardt eventually also applied to color by reducing it to minutely differentiated squares of black on a five-square-foot canvas; but both Albers and Reinhardt envision painting as an art of geometric combinations of color.
This volume surveys their affinities. Ad Reinhardt: In these volumes, all works are reproduced in color, whenever possible, and accompanied by their title, date, technique and dimensions, with indication of signature and inscriptions on the back. Also recorded are the collection, provenance, important exhibitions and major publications where they have been previously reproduced.
This second drawings volume surveys the years between and Text by Sarah Hamill. Almost single-handedly, David Smith — transformed the significance of sculpture as a genre in American art. Before him, sculpture was almost a marginal activity; after him, the floodgates opened for artists like Donald Judd and Richard Serra to build on his achievements and forge a uniquely American idiom for sculpture.
Coming into his own in s New York, Smith made inspirational friendships with painters like Gorky, de Kooning and Pollock, and his sculptural abstractions were recruited for the Abstract Expressionist cause. David Smith: Works, Writings, Interviews Hbk, U. Text by Nancy Jachec. Jackson Pollock — is without doubt one of the most influential American painters of the twentieth century.
Dead at the age of 44, he nonetheless bequeathed a substantial body of pioneering work to countless subsequent artists for whom he stood as a model of fearlessness, courageous improvisation and balletic grace. Throughout his life, Pollock wrote very little about his own art or that of others, but in the few completed writings that do remain, and in a few unpublished, undated notes—all of which are gathered in this volume—the concerns are remarkably consistent.
Jackson Pollock: Vertical Thoughts: If any music can be said to be painterly, it is that of Morton Feldman — , one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. Feldman — was deeply immersed in the milieu of New York Abstract Expressionism, and found analogies in sound to the materiality of Pollock, the gravitas of Rothko and the hesitant, venturing brushstrokes of Guston.
It features works by the titular six painters—Guston, Kline, Mondrian, de Kooning, Pollock and Rothko—and by other artists whom Feldman admired, such as Kitaj, Rauschenberg and Twombly. Keith Haring: Situated in those explosive mini-era years from to in New York, this monograph explores the early and most experimental period in the career of Keith Haring — Reproduced throughout are rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks, video stills, flyers, posters, photographs, subway drawings, word collages, texts and diaries.
Against All Odds Hbk, U. Interview with Vincent Freemont. Andy Warhol: Love presents a rarely-seen series Warhol produced in , just four years before his death. These silkscreens on vividly colored torn and collaged Color-aid paper depict a nude couple embracing; the same images are repeated again and again over varied backgrounds, the brilliant scraps of paper popping off the page.
Text by Vincent Freemont. A little known fact about Warhol is that he was deeply concerned about the plight of endangered species. These animals, rendered in his sketchy but sure line drawings, are silkscreened on brilliantly colored torn paper collages. Elizabeth Peyton: Louis, MO: Famed for her painted portraits, Elizabeth Peyton born has also created a wide range of prints over the past two decades, including monotypes, lithographs, woodcuts and etchings.
Experimenting with different techniques, she uses a variety of diverse paper stocks and handmade papers as well as various colored and monochromatic inks. In comparison to the diminutiveness of her paintings, the relatively large scale of these prints—in particular of the lithographs and monotypes—is remarkable. More recently, Peyton has turned to the genre of the still life to explore and renew its contemporary relevance.
It includes essays by Sabine Eckmann and Hilton Als as well as an interview with the artist conducted by Beate Kemfert. Featuring more than 70 of her prints in color, the catalogue also includes the first comprehensive index of her prints to date. Francesco Clemente: Created in four years across four continents, the 44 works utilize a range of media, from watercolor to ink to pastel.
Works — Hbk, U. Marlene Dumas: Tronies Text by Leon Krempel. South African-born, Amsterdambased painter Marlene Dumas born focuses primarily on the human figure, often making explicit nods to the history of portraiture. In this monograph, she contextualizes her figurative work by placing it in a visual dialogue with paintings by sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Flemish and Dutch masters including Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens and Johannes Vermeer.
These works on paper, which include the Black Drawings —92 and Models , explore facial structure and emotional expression in ways that resonate with and make overtures towards these earlier paintings and the continuum of art history. Swedish painter Mamma Andersson works between domestic interiors and the Nordic landscape, often layering imagery to create subtly haunting, dreamlike atmospheres.
Drawing from a variety of sources— from the narrative suggestiveness of cinematic imagery to the physical space of theatrical sets— Andersson employs disjointed perspectives and mismatched spatial relationships to create an eerie sense of the otherworldly. Her palette is seductive yet muted, applied in both soft washes and thick brushstrokes, with blank areas sometimes left on the surface of the painting.
Interview by Marcel Dzama. Updating Vuillard for a postHitchcock age, Andersson paints beguilingly eerie untenanted interiors and landscapes. Text by Agnus Cook. In June , the Deste Foundation in Greece opened an impressive new project space: Inaugurating the space, Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton collaborated on a site-specific installation composed of sculptures, drawings and paintings—mostly themed around food and flesh—and devised a performative presentation of the collaboration by housing several of their works in a vitrine that was immersed 30 feet in the sea, and then raised by divers and borne to the project space during a twilight procession.
Matthew Barney: Contemporary Mythologies Hbk, U. Easily one of the most important Japanese artists of the recent past, Yoshitomo Nara born has rocketed to worldwide fame for his darkly whimsical figures that put a creepy twist on childhood ingenuousness: Delacroix in London; 's DB10 sold; airport hotel reinvented; opera, theater reviews; lifelike Italian vases; and more Find the latest work from the superstar of contemporary art for sale at Barnebys.
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