February New Arts books
Arts of Subjectivity: A New Animism for the Post-Media Era
Arts of Subjectivity: A New Animism for the Post-Media Era: N66 .G53 2020
Author(s): Jacob W. Glazier
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic 2020.
Bringing thinking from the arts and digital humanities into dialogue with one another, this book investigates what it means to be alive in a world that is structured by technology, the media, and an ever expanding sense of a global community. In this unique time in our history, when we are bombarded by signs and symbols and constantly connected into gadgets, apps, and networks, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate what has been dubbed a 'post-truth' world. Critiques taken from post-colonial studies and neoanimism help challenge the paranoia that has become endemic and, indeed, symptomatic to global realities we are now witnessing. This pertains not only to the ecological degradation of the planet but also to the lingering remnants of eurocentrism and racism that have taken the forms of nationalism and fascism. As a guide, an updated version of what Michel Foucault called an arts of existence may help us sail in these treacherous and confusing waters. Diving into post-structuralist French theory, through American feminism, and emerging out of media studies, this book argues for an ethical and aesthetic form of self-fashioning that runs counter to processes subjection and mediatization. This craft of life, as Plato called it, is a space of disjunction and liberation, between subjectivity and other, where something new and different has the potential to emerge and mould to our likeness.
The End: Artists' Late and Last Works
The End: Artists' Late and Last Works: N71 .B56 2019
Author(s): Carel Blotkamp
London : Reaktion Books Ltd 2019.
Trading Between Architecture and Art: Strategies and Practices of Exchange
Trading Between Architecture and Art: Strategies and Practices of Exchange: N72.A75 T73 2019
Author(s): Wouter Davidts, Susan Holden, Ashley Paine
Amsterdam : Valiz 
Since the 1960s, art and architecture have experienced a series of radical and reciprocal trades. Just as artists have simulated 'architectural' means like plans and models, built structures and pavilions, or intervened in urban and public spaces, architects have employed 'artistic' strategies in art institutions, exhibitions, and more. Likewise, art galleries and museums have combined both activities, playing with the conditional differences between inside and outside the institutions. This book focuses on specific case studies of these two-way, interdisciplinary transactions. Included are texts and visual essays by Mark Dorrian, Rosemary Willink, Sarah Oppenheimer, and many others.
Bill Brandt - Henry Moore
Bill Brandt - Henry Moore: N72.P5 B55 2020
Author(s): Nicholas Robbins
New Haven : Yale University Press; Yale Center for British Art 
A close look at the work, relationship, and shared influences of two masterful 20th-century artists "The camera," said Orson Welles, "is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." It was the camera and the circumstances of the Second World War that first brought together Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Bill Brandt (1904-1983). During the Blitz, both artists produced images depicting civilians sheltering in the London Underground. These "shelter pictures" were circulated to millions via popular magazines and today rank as iconic works of their time. This book begins with these wartime works and examines the artists' intersecting paths in the postwar period. Key themes include war, industry, and the coal mine; landscape and Britain's great megalithic sites; found objects; and the human body. Special photographic reproduction captures the materiality of the print as a three-dimensional object rather than a flat, disembodied image on the page.
Can the Left Learn to Meme?: Adorno, Video Gaming, and Stranger Things
Can the Left Learn to Meme?: Adorno, Video Gaming, and Stranger Things: N72.P6 W38 2019
Author(s): Mike Watson
Winchester, UK : Zero Books 2019.
Lessons for the cultural left, from cat memes to gaming, to Stranger Things, and more.
Centerbook: The Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Evolution of Art-Science-Technology at MIT
Centerbook: The Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Evolution of Art-Science-Technology at MIT: N72.S3 G65 2019
Author(s): Elizabeth Goldring, Ellen Sebring
Cambridge, Massachusetts : ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; The MIT Press; SA+P Press School of Architecture + Planning 
The first comprehensive history of MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), told through personal accounts and groundbreaking artwork.
Art and Postcapitalism: Aesthetic Labour, Automation and Value Production
Art and Postcapitalism: Aesthetic Labour, Automation and Value Production: N72.S6 B44 2019
Author(s): Dave Beech
London : Pluto Press 2019.
The rise of the anti-work movement and current theories of 'fully automated luxury communism' have seen art topple from its privileged place within the left's political imaginary as the artist has been reconceived as a prototype of the precarious 24/7 worker.Art and Postcapitalism argues that art remains essential for thinking about the intersection of labour, capitalism and postcapitalism not insofar as it merges work and pleasure but as an example of noncapitalist production. Revisiting debates about art and technology, Dave Beech challenges the aesthetics of labour in John Ruskin and William Morris and sheds light on the anti-work theory of Silvia Federici, André Gorz, Kathi Weeks and Maurizio Lazzarato, as well as the technological Cockayne of Srnicek and Williams and Paul Mason.Formulating a critique of contemporary postcapitalism, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the real and imagined escape routes from capitalism.
Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics
Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics: N332.G3 O88 2019
Author(s): Elizabeth Otto
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press 
An investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus's signature sleek surfaces and austere structures. The Bauhaus (1919-1933) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's most influential art, architecture, and design school, celebrated as the archetypal movement of rational modernism and famous for bringing functional and elegant design to the masses. In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto liberates Bauhaus history, uncovering a movement that is vastly more diverse and paradoxical than previously assumed. Otto traces the surprising trajectories of the school's engagement with occult spirituality, gender fluidity, queer identities, and radical politics. The Bauhaus, she shows us, is haunted by these untold stories. The Bauhaus is most often associated with a handful of famous artists, architects, and designers--notably Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Marcel Breuer. Otto enlarges this narrow focus by reclaiming the historically marginalized lives and accomplishments of many of the more than 1,200 Bauhaus teachers and students (the so-called Bauhausler), arguing that they are central to our understanding of this movement. Otto reveals Bauhaus members' spiritual experimentation, expressed in double-exposed "spirit photographs" and enacted in breathing exercises and nude gymnastics; their explorations of the dark sides of masculinity and emerging female identities; the "queer hauntology" of certain Bauhaus works; and the role of radical politics on both the left and the right--during the school's Communist period, when some of the Bauhausler put their skills into the service of the revolution, and, later, into the service of the Nazis. With Haunted Bauhaus, Otto not only expands our knowledge of a foundational movement of modern art, architecture, and design, she also provides the first sustained investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus's signature sleek surfaces and austere structures. This is a fresh, wild ride through the Bauhaus you thought you knew.
S. M. A. K. Highlights for a Future: The Collection
S. M. A. K. Highlights for a Future: The Collection: N1850.G58 A6 2019
Author(s): Richard Armstrong, Iris Paschalidis, Thibaut Verhoeven
Brussels : Mercatorfonds 
In 2019 bestaat S.M.A.K. 20 jaar, en tegelijkertijd is het 20 jaar geleden dat er een collectiecatalogus van het S.M.A.K. verscheen. Met 'S.M.A.K. Highlights for a future' verschijnt een boek dat een genereus beeld geeft van de collectie van het museum. De selectie in dit boek is een representatieve doorsnede uit een collectie van meer dan 3500 werken. Het boek neemt u mee in het labyrinth van de hedendaagse kunst, van iconische werken en klassiekers, over verborgen parels en recente aanwinsten. De collectiecatalogus S.M.A.K. Highlights for a future is een unieke manier om de belangrijkste publieke collectie uit België te ontdekken en up to date te zijn met de kunst van vandaag. Met werk van o.a. Francis Alÿs, Kader Attia, Francis Bacon, Dara Birnbaum, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Broodthaers, N. Dash, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marlene Dumas, Mekhitar Garabedian, Zvi Goldstein, David Hammons, Georg Herold, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jac Leirner, Mark Manders, Panamarenko, Zhang Peili, Wilhelm Sasnal, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Luc Tuymans, Lois Weinberger, James Welling. Exhibition: S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (16.03.-29.09.2019).
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Director's Choice
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Director's Choice: N3412.4 .V54 2019
Author(s): Juan Ignacio Vidarte
London : Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd 2019.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in October 1997 as part of a large-scale urban renovation project, and since then its popularity has flourished. The museum's striking twentieth century building, designed by Frank Gehry, and its one million annual visitors have cemented Bilbao's presence on the international cultural scene. It is from here that the contemporary art collection developed. As a coherent set of more than 130 works, it exhibits some of the most significant creations of the period from the mid-twentieth century up to the modern day. This guide takes the reader on a private tour of the remarkable collection through a selection of highlights, judiciously chosen by General Director Juan Ignacio Vidarte, and offers an engaging preface or echo to the thrill of experiencing the works first hand. AUTHOR: Juan Ignacio Vidarte was appointed General Director of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 1996, and since 2008 he has been the General Director of Global Strategy for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. SELLING POINTS: * A selection of highlights from the esteemed contemporary art collection at the Guggenheim Museum * Offers a unique and personal perspective on the collection 40 colour images
Fahrbereitschaft: N6490 .F26 2019
Author(s): Axel Haubrok
Bielefeld, Germany : Kerber Verlag 
In 2013 Barbara and Axel Haubrok established the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT on the premises of the former motor pool of the SED for their outstanding collection of international conceptual art. Surrounded by automobile workshops, micro-enterprises, and artists' studios, what came into being in a carefully developed interplay of people, architecture, and history is a place that connected art and civil society with each other in a vibrant way. After the administration of the district of Lichtenberg banned any further exhibition activities in April 2018, this book once again shows the innovative potential and the inspiring diversity of the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT.
Maske: In Der Kunst Der Gegenwart
Maske: In Der Kunst Der Gegenwart: N6490 .M37 2019
Author(s): Madeleine Schuppli
Zürich : Scheidegger und Spiess 2019.
Masks disguise us, keeping those around us from seeing who we really are. In a theatrical production, as part of Carnival, or during African tribal rites, they allow us to become someone or something other than our everyday selves. They may offer protection, concealing our identity. They may even serve as a memento, as in death masks, or the plaster casts that were sometimes taken of a famous person's face following death. Given their deep and rich symbolism, it's no surprise that masks represent some of the most ancient and most controversial objects in cultural history. Published to accompany an exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland, Mask explores the appearances of masks in contemporary art. Artists have always been attracted to masks and their symbolism. Today's artists look beyond the mere object to the interwoven social, cultural, and political meanings. Richly illustrated with works by an international group of artists, including Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan, Sabian Baumann, Nathalie Bissig, Olaf Breuning, Hélène Delprat, Cecilia Edefalk, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Christoph Hefti, Laura Lima, Christian Marclay, Mélodie Mousset, Elodie Pong, Ugo Rondinone, Markus Schinwald, Cindy Sherman, Francisco Sierra, Simon Starling, Rosemarie Trockel, Gillian Wearing and Sislej Xhafa, the book also includes concise texts exploring the manifold approaches to the topic of masks. Two introductory essays look at the history of masks in art.
Pow Up: Galerie Wedding Space for Contemporary Art Berlin
Pow Up: Galerie Wedding Space for Contemporary Art Berlin: N6490 .P685 2019
Author(s): Ute Müller-Tischler
Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag 
With the program "POW:Post-Otherness-Wedding," the curators Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Solvej Helweg Ovesen initiated a series of exhibitions and discourses at the Galerie Wedding to which artists and scholars living in Berlin were invited to present contemporary positions. What developed is a dialogue between non-Western and Western cultures on anthropological, sociopolitical, and environmental as well as economics-related and day-to-day questions. The series continued with the topic "UP:Unsustainable Privileges," in which possibilities for how privileges might be distributed differently were also discussed.
Soulmates: Alexej Von Jawlensky and Marianne Von Werefkin
Soulmates: Alexej Von Jawlensky and Marianne Von Werefkin: N6490.6 .S68 2019
Author(s): Annegret Hoberg, Roman Zieglgänsberger, Alexander Klar, Matthias Muhling
Munich : Prestel 
This book traces the lives of Expressionist artists Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin and how their relationship influenced and inspired each other's career. Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin occupy a prominent place in art history as a pioneering artist couple of the avant-garde movement. Early in her career in Russia, Werefkin attracted a great deal of attention for her Realist-inspired portraiture. Jawlensky met Werefkin in 1891 in Ilya Repin's Saint Petersburg studio and in 1896 they moved together to Munich where Werefkin gave up painting for almost ten years in order to nurture Jawlensky's talent. In 1906, the two artists travelled to France where Werefkin began to paint again, this time in her signature Expressionist style. Jawlensky, equally inspired by the trip and his contact with the "Fauves", began to paint in a more Abstract style and with more expressive color. In 1909, they became founding members of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, and then, in 1911, of the Blue Rider group alongside artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and Gabriele Münter. During World War I, Jawlensky and Werefkin moved to Switzerland where their relationship ended. This is the first book to focus on the two artists' partnership through all the various ups and downs of the many years of their relationship. Through explorations of both Jawlensky and Werefkin's oeuvres, this book shows how the two made vital contributions to modernism in the 20th century, both individually and as a couple.
Image Bank 1969 - 1977
Image Bank 1969 - 1977: N6494.M35 I43 2019
Author(s): AA AA Bronson, Angie Kiefer, Hadrien Laroche, Michael Morris, Felicity Tayler, Vincent Trasov, Gilbert Zanna
Vancouver : Hatje Cantz; KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery University of British Columbia 2019.
Can You Dig It? Digital--even before this word signified research-based proces-sing, its original meaning referred to the fingers. The same goes for the artists Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov, whose Image Bank, founded in 1969, did not consist of ones and zeros but en-tirely of postal handwork. With the intent of a decentralized and network-based circulation and exchange of images, they antici-pated the structures of today's image databases on the Internet. Moreover, from sending, receiving, and collecting, a multifaceted and expansive oeuvre formed, whose creator is no longer a single person, but a collective movement. Away from established insti-tutions such as museums and galleries, a utopia of non-hierarchi-cal and free exchange of images first took shape here, which has lost nothing of its topicality even from today's perspective. Exhibition: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 22.6.-1.9.2019
Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle: N6496.3.G3 D879 2018
Author(s): Anna Lena Seiser, Gregor Jansen
Wien : Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; VFMK Verlag für moderne Kunst 
The exhibition "Welcome to the Jungle" at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and its catalogue present video installations, performances, space-encompassing presentations and site-specific works by 9 international artists who all live in different cultural contexts. The selected works observe specific situations or developments in the sphere of consumption, sustainability or the state of contemporary society, doing so in a way that is reflective and often humorous. Some of the artists make use of documentary practices and, without seeming moralistic, point to the unattainability of an ultimate truth or the right way. They also break with the medial or formal norms of the selected practices and explore the social role of art and its protagonists, not just from political but also from economic, social and ecological perspectives. Exhibition: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (03.03. - 21.05.2018).
The Spark is You
The Spark is You: N6497 .S66 2019
Author(s): Ziba Ardalan
London : Parasol unit 2019.
The Spark Is You documents the parallel exhibitions THE SPARK IS YOU: Parasol unit in Venice (9 May - 23 November 2019) at Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venice, and Nine Iranian Artists in London: THE SPARK IS YOU (22 May - 8 September 2019) at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in London.Curated by Ziba Ardalan (Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Parasol unit), the two exhibitions include works by Morteza Ahmadvand, Nazgol Ansarinia, Siah Armajani, Mitra Farahani, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Sahand Hesamiyan, Y.Z. Kami, Farideh Lashai, Koushna Navabi, Navid Nuur, Sam Samiee, Hadi Tabatabai, and Hossein Valamanesh.This publication includes beautiful full-page colour reproductions of the exhibited works in Venice and London, accompanied by insightful thematic essays by Ziba Ardalan and Narguess Farzad as well as short essays on the individual artists by Oliver Basciano, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Mahan Moalemi, Maria Porges, Sarah Thomas, and John Yau.
Dysfunctional: Beyond the Boundaries of Form and Function
Dysfunctional: Beyond the Boundaries of Form and Function: N6498.S58 D97 2019
Author(s): Glenn Adamson
Paris : Éditions Norma 
* The catalogue of a major show at the Ca'd'Oro in Venice, presenting site-specific work by 17 established and emerging artists who explore the boundaries between art, architecture, and designMust form still follow function, as Martin Gropius, Le Corbusier, and their followers proclaimed? Dysfunctional invites a reconsideration of the conventional relationship between artistic expression and functionality. In an exhibition organized by the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in the stunning setting of the Ca'd'Oro in Venice, site-specific works by 17 established and emerging artists explore the boundaries of art, architecture, and design. These contemporary artists draw on the rich heritage of Venetian craftsmanship and the museum's exceptional collection of Italian masterpieces to create a meaningful dialogue about the 20th century mantra of form following function. With work located in the realm between craft and art, each of the artists in the show challenges preconceptions about what is beautiful and what is useful, what is historical, and what is modern. Included here are site-specific installations and furniture-sculpture by Nacho Carbonell, Studio Drift, Vincent Dubourg and Virgil Abloh, organic benches by Wendell Castle and Mathieu Lehanneur, and inhabited clocks by Maarten Baas, among others.
Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey
Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey: N6502.5 .A78 2019
Author(s): James Oles
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press 
The Davis Museum’s groundbreaking curatorial project, Art__Latin__America: Against the Survey, reconsiders conventional frameworks for understanding, exhibiting, and discussing Latin American and Latinx art. This illustrated volume, published with the exhibition, features 70 essays by leading scholars and specialists from across the Americas on an exceptional selection of art works, many never before seen or published. The Davis collection includes more than 550 works connected to the region known as “Latin America”—as site of production, place of origin, or point of reference. The exhibition features 150 highlights, in all media, by over 100 artists from across the Americas, including the US. The works are organized into eight compelling themes that reveal particular strengths of the collection: Identity and Territory, City and Country, War and Loss, Protest and Resistance, Workers and Farmers, Models and Mothers, Saints and Rituals, and Geometry and Gesture. Contrary to familiar museological conventions of the chronological survey or geographic overview, Art__Latin__America includes works from radically different times and places, juxtaposing the familiar and the unknown, the expected and unexpected, generating new visual conversations and challenging viewers and readers to rethink preexisting canons and narratives. In fact, the project proposes an expansive definition of the very term “Latin American.” The result is unlike any other book on the topic.
Beverly Fresh: Really Somethin Else
Beverly Fresh: Really Somethin Else: N6537.F786 A4 2018
Author(s): Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Chicago, IL : DePaul Art Museum 
An experimental "expanded catalog" chronicling the recent work and 2018 solo exhibition of artist Beverly Fresh, Really Somethin Else not only documents and contextualizes the work in the exhibition, but also includes research, sketches, production stills, inspirations, and other works not on view in the exhibition. In these works, artist, musician, and back-road drifter Beverly Fresh takes on the incongruities, social rituals, and archetypes of the rural Midwest. Drawing from age-old performance traditions, juvenile graffiti, backyard debauchery, adult social clubs, amateur living room theater, and pig wrestling, the exhibition is a keyed-up regurgitation of rural Midwestern symbols, behaviors, and vernacular. Plentiful color images are accompanied by essays from Julie Rodrigues Widholm, H. Peter Steeves, and Greg Scott. The catalog, designed by Beverly Fresh himself, carries the distinct personality and aesthetic sensibility of the exhibition.
Dan Graham: Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty: An Entertainment by Dan Graham
Dan Graham: Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty: An Entertainment by Dan Graham: N6537.G674 A4 2019
Author(s): Dan Graham
London : Walther König (Verlag) 
Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty" is a satiric entertainment continuing the artist's cultural analysis of the '60s, which began with Graham's 1981 video "Rock My Religion," a video dealing with the evolution of youth culture during the '50s, '60s, and after. "Don't Trust" is set in the late '60s to early '70s period when the "hippie" tribes moved their "counter culture" to settlements to the bucolic "wilderness" of the countryside.0The work as Graham originally conceived it was meant to be staged as a puppet show, like "The Muppets," for entertainment of former hippie fathers or grandfathers to see as a historical recreation by their children or grandchildren.
Glenn Ligon: A Brief History: Housing in New York
Glenn Ligon: A Brief History: Housing in New York: N6537.L535 A35 2015
Author(s): Glenn Ligon
Long Island City, NY : MoMA PS1 .
Paul Mccarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963-2019
Paul Mccarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963-2019: N6537.M39626 A4 2020
Author(s): Aram Moshayedi, Connie Bulter
Los Angeles : Del Monico Books/Prestel; Hammer Museum University of California 2020.
This book looks at Paul McCarthy's drawings, a rarely examined aspect of his oeuvre, and offers a greater understanding of the work of this provocative artist. A prolific social critic, Paul McCarthy is best known for his work in performance, installation, film, and sculpture. His works reference American cultural archetypes such as Disneyland, B movies, soap operas, comic books, and contemporary politics. His drawings and films skewer, often profanely, mass media and consumer-driven American society by pointing to its hypocrisy, double standards, and repression. McCarthy's work is also deeply influenced by European avant-garde art, especially by figures such as Joseph Beuys and Samuel Beckett, and Viennese Actionism. McCarthy's drawings share the same visual language as his three-dimensional works: violence, humor, sex, politics, art history, and popular culture. Featuring 50 years of works on paper in charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and collage, this selection includes pieces from McCarthy's renowned White Snow series, his contributions to the Plato in L.A. project at the Getty Museum, and recent sketches in which, unsurprisingly given the current political climate, McCarthy's gloves-off approach feels both necessary and inevitable. This book reveals an important aspect of his drawing techniques, and situates his works on paper as one of the most significant in contemporary art. Published with the Hammer Museum
Warhol Women: N6537.W28 A4 2019
Author(s): Andy Warhol, Alison M. Gingeras, John Giorno
New York, N.Y. : Lévy Gorvy 2019
Dedicated to Andy Warhol's portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s, 'Warhol Women' considers the artist's feminine subjects as a means to examining his prescient understanding of the myths and ideals inherent to constructions of gender, aesthetics, and power. Fully illustrated and featuring five trifolds and a tipped-on cover, the catalogue includes Brett Gorvy's interview with Corice Arman, wherein she discusses her experiences sitting for two portraits by Warhol; poetry by Warhol Superstar John Giorno; and a comprehensive selection of the source images and Polaroids Warhol used to create each portrait. In a series of newly commissioned essays, Blake Gopnik discusses the women essential to Warhol's development as an artist, Lynne Tillman examines his complicated relationship with his doting mother, and Alison M. Gingeras writes on women that held diverse and vital roles throughout Warhol's career, from Ethel Scull and Edie Sedgwick, to Brigid Berlin, Pat Hackett, and more.
Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension
Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension: N6669.M38 A4 2019
Author(s): Dmitry Ozerkov
Milano : Skira Editore 2019.
The works of Roberto Matta (1911-2002) on the occasion of the first exhibition in Russia devoted to one of the last Surrealist masters.Published on the occasion of the first exhibition in Russia, the volume features over 60 works showing Roberto Matta's unique understanding of space and the evolution of the artist who was able to find his own vison of the world through the fourth dimension and project it on canvas. Roberto Antonio Sebastian Matta Echaurren was born in 1911 in Santiago, Chile. A cosmopolitan artist (mixed Spanish, Basque and French origin), Matta lived and worked in South America, France, Mexico, the US, Italy, Spain and England. Urged by his parents who did not believe painting could be a serious enough occupation, Matta received a degree in Architecture at Catholic University in Santiago. While in the employ of Le Corbusier in Paris in the 1930s, he met the Surrealists and worked on his drawing.Courage, thirst for knowledge, being open to new trends in art, deep psychological insight and keen interest in technical progress made Roberto Matta an outstanding figure in the world of art. Rejecting the formal boundaries of style, he always checked his art with reality, trying to learn the depths of a human nature. Affected by the ideas of non-Euclidian geometry, Matta tried to give shape to the structures built in his mind, to create space beyond the visible, conventional perspective. After taking part in the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1938, largely thanks to his friendship with the English painter Gordon Onslow Ford, Matta started researching what he called "psychological morphologies."Ford introduced him to the works of Peter D. Ouspensky, a Russian philosopher and a theorist of the "fourth dimension." Matta shared Ouspensky's idea that the fourth dimension adds to the third dimension the feeling of space, of motion and of time that is essential for one to realize the constant and irreversible process of change in the world, where every new moment is different from the previous one.
George IV: Art and Spectacle
George IV: Art and Spectacle: N6767 .G46 2019
Author(s): Kate Heard, Kathryn Jones
London : Royal Collection Trust 
George IV was arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs. By the time George ascended to the throne in 1820 after nine years as Prince Regent, he was already well-known for his extravagant lifestyle. Visual display played an important role in his public image, an image that he worked hard to control. Through the spectacular interiors of his houses and palaces, numerous flattering portraits, carefully choreographed state occasions, and his fashion choices, George IV attempted to shape public perception of his person as heir to the throne and as king. George was the collector and commissioner of many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. He also turned Buckingham House into a Palace, radically remodeled Windsor Castle inside and out, and built the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, an oriental-style pleasure palace by the sea. In London, his architectural vision extended to the design of Regent Street and Regent's Park. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and a period of unprecedented global exploration, this book considers the monarch's public image, taste for the theatrical and exotic, admiration of French style, and all-consuming passion for collecting. George IV: Art & Spectacle is published to accompany a major exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, timed to coincide with the bicentenary of George IV's accession to the throne. This volume offers a long-overdue reappraisal of one of the most important figures in the formation of the Royal Collection.
Underworld - David Austen
Underworld - David Austen: N6797.A968 A4 2019
Author(s): David Austen, LAVINIA GREENLAW DARA (BETH BATE, EOIN.)
Dundee : Dundee Contemporary Arts 
This new hardcover book has been published on the occasion of David Austen's solo exhibition 'Underworld' at Dundee Contemporary Arts. The book has been co-edited by Beth Bate (Director, DCA) and Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions, DCA) and contains newly commissioned texts by poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw and writer and curator George Vasey, alongside an introduction by Beth Bate and a short text by writer Rupert Thomson. The book also features comprehensive visual documentation of the exhibition and black and white photography by David Austen. Exhibition: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK (23.03-09.06.2019).
Inside the invisible: Memorialising Slavery and Freedom in the Life and Works of Lubaina Himid
Inside the invisible: Memorialising Slavery and Freedom in the Life and Works of Lubaina Himid: N6797.H36 I57 2019
Author(s): Celeste-Marie Bernier, Alan Rice, Lubaina Himid, Hannah Durkin
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press 2019.
Inside the Invisible provides the first examination of the work of Turner Prize-winning Black British artist and curator Professor Lubaina Himid CBE. This comprehensive volume breaks new ground by theorizing her development of an alternative visual and textual language within which to do justice to the hidden histories and untold stories of Black women, children, and men bought and sold into transatlantic slavery. For Himid, the act of forgetting within official sites of memory is indivisible from the art of remembering within an African diasporic art historical tradition. She interrogates the widespread distortion and even wholesale erasure of Black bodies and souls subjected to dehumanizing stereotypes and grotesque caricatures within western imaginaries and dominant iconographic traditions over the centuries. Creating bodies of work in which she comes to grips with the physical and psychological realities of iconic and anonymous African diasporic individuals as living breathing human beings rather than as objectified types, she bears witness not only to tragedy but to triumph. A researcher, historian, and storyteller as well as an artist, she succeeds in seeing "inside the invisible" regarding untold narratives of Black agency and artistry by mining national archives, listening to oral stories, acknowledging art-making traditions, and revisiting autobiographical testimonies.
Mark Leckey: N6797.L43 A4 2019
Author(s): Clarrie Wallis, Elsa Coustou
London : Tate Publishing 2019.
Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey is one of the most influential contemporary artists working today. Since he came to prominence in the late 1990s, Leckey's practice has addressed the radical effect of technology on popular culture and has powerfully articulated the transition from analogue to digital culture. His work is often concerned with under-represented or overlooked aspects of British culture and explores ideas about both collective and personal history. For example, the film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore 1999 uses sampled footage to trace dance subcultures in British nightclubs from the 1970s to the 1990s, while Dream English Kid, 1964-1999 AD 2015 focuses on key episodes in his own life, constructed from "found memories" sourced primarily from the internet. This book, accompanying Leckey's first major show at Tate, combines newly commissioned writing with artist's scripts for performances, and illustrates his previous work as well as the intriguing sources of inspiration for this powerful, immersive new exhibition. Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (24.09.2019-05.01.2020).
Loris Gréaud: Ladi Rogeurs / Sir Loudrage: A Still Life
Loris Gréaud: Ladi Rogeurs / Sir Loudrage: A Still Life: N6853.G738 A4 2019
Author(s): Loris Gréaud
Berlin : Holzwarth Publications 2019.
This book documents French conceptual installation artist Loris Gréaud's (born 1979) transformation of Max Hetzler's galleries in Paris and Berlin into otherworldly landscapes featuring spores hanging from the ceiling, tree sculptures with flailing limbs and waste collected from locations in Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film Stalker.
Michel Parmentier: December 1965-November 20, 1999: a Retrospective
Michel Parmentier: December 1965-November 20, 1999: a Retrospective: N6853.P37 A4 2017
Author(s): Guy Massaux
[New York, New York] : Ortuzar projects 
The title of this long-overdue monograph references two key works by legendary French abstract painter Michel Parmentier (1938-2000): the one that the artist considered the origin of his oeuvre ("Décembre 1965"), and his last work, made on 20 November, 1999. In between those two works lies Parmentier's career, his years of systematically and rigorously exploring the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of painting by means of the ostensibly simple striped painting. This volume offers a selection of 31 major works by the artist and seven new essays on his work, contextualized by nearly 300 documents (most of them never previously published) from the Michel Parmentier archives, libraries, and public and private collections.
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau: The Collections
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau: The Collections: N6886.D47 B3813 2019
Author(s): Torsten Blume, Peter Bernhard, Monika Markgraf, Josipa Spehar, Sylvia Ziegner
Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag 
The Bauhaus was one of the most important schools of art, design, and architecture, whose visionary designs continue to be regarded as icons of modernity today.This book provides an in-depth presentation of the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world.It includes objects from all the phases and fields at the renowned institution, including student works by Marianne Brandt, Josef Albers, or Marcel Breuer, as well as works by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, or Gunta Stölzl.Objects and materials found in the Bauhaus buildings in Dessau--the Bauhaus Building, the Masters' Houses, the Employment Office, and the Dessau-Törten estate--are presented as well.The book also provides an introduction to the history and development of the school.Published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
Albrecht Dürer: N6888.D8 A4 2019
Author(s): Christof Metzger
Vienna : Prestel; Albertina 
Rediscover the drawings of Albrecht Dürer, one of the most prominent Renaissance artists, known as an incomparable painter and draughtsman with a keen eye for the natural world. During his lifetime, Dürer found tremendous success as a painter and printmaker, taking commissions from prominent figures such as Frederick the Wise and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. His drawings and studies reveal his interest in human proportions, anatomy, and perspective. Featured in this book are Dürer's drawings from the Albertina Museum's preeminent collection including family portraits, studies of animals and plants, and studies of the human body. This book showcases more than 100 of Dürer's drawings including Hare, Self Portrait at the Age of 13, and Melencolia I, along with paintings and prints. Featuring scholarly essays and beautifully reproduced works, this book shows the reader not only how important Dürer's drawings are to his own oeuvre, but also how he helped drawing become an appreciated medium in its own right.
Peter Knoch: Hotel Garni
Peter Knoch: Hotel Garni: N6888.K56 A4 2019
Author(s): Isabelle Meiffert
Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag 
Hotel garni' is the first monograph on the work of Peter Knoch (*1961). All the important groups of works of the past twenty-five years--including installations, ceramics, woodcuts, and paintings--are lavishly presented in almost filmic sequences of pictures. The book shows a poetic oeuvre that deals with existential questions of loneliness, illness, and death. In its accompanying texts, Susanne Prinz and Isabelle Meiffert elaborate on recurring motifs and, in a conversation with Max Dax, Knoch tells of his creative process between Berghain, childhood myths, and the chansons he writes.
Wilhelm Leibl: The Art of Seeing
Wilhelm Leibl: The Art of Seeing: N6888.L357 A4 2019
Author(s): Bernhard von Waldkirch, Marianne von Manstein
Zürich : Hirmer; Albertina; Kunsthaus Zürich 
Wilhelm Leibl (1844-1900) is regarded as one of the most significant portraitists and an important representative of Realism in Europe. With large-format illustrations of 40 paintings and 60 drawings this volume accompanies the first comprehensive museum exhibition with a focus on portraits and representations of figures to be shown in Switzerland and Austria.Wilhelm Leibl explained his individual and modern figure painting with his retreat to the countryside. For Leibl the decisive factor was not that a model was attractive, but that he or she was shown in a good light. The publication highlights in insightful contributions Leibl's position between tradition and modernity, his contribution to European Realism and his affinity for the colour black. It also discusses his relationship to Degas, his links with Hungary and his importance for the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Hito Steyerl: N6888.S68736 A65 2018
Author(s): Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Hito Steyerl
Milano : Skira 
The works by visual artist and filmmaker Hito Steyerl (Munich, 1966), one of the most influential cultural figures of our time. Steyerl's works are critical reflections on the digital and contemporary age and focus on the pervasive role of technology and the circulation of images in the globalized world. Her installations, which encompass film and visual art, are immersive architectural environments that seek to establish the way in which technology and Artificial Intelligence shape reality and how it is experienced. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition The City of Broken Windows at Castello di Rivoli and features previously unpublished essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio, the exhibition's curators, and by the feminist art historian Griselda Pollock. It also contains two new texts by the artist entitled The City of Broken Windows (2018) and The City of Unbroken Windows (2018), published here for the first time, and her important essay In Defense of the Poor Image (2009). Richly complemented by an extensive selection of images from the exhibition, the book includes an exhaustive scholarly chronology of the artist's exhibitions, screenings, and lectures and an anthology of critical essays and interviews from 1998 to the present, authored by Anna Altman, Manuela Ammer, Julieta Aranda, Marius Babias, Camila Bechelany, Jochen Becker, Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Fred Camper, Lauren Cornell, T. J. Demos, Thomas Elsaesser, Harun Farocki, João Fernandes, Alwin Franke, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Marvin Jordan, Ann Kaneko, Heinz Kersten, Adam Kleinman, Brian Kuan Wood, Pablo Lafuente, Gil Leung, Maria Lind, Sven Lütticken, Anja Osswald, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Bert Rebhandl, Isabella Reicher, David Riff, Daniel Rourke, Berta Sichel, Roberta Smith, Kerstin Stakemeier, Anton Vidokle, and Reinhard W. Wolf.
Young Rembrandt: N6953.R4 A4 2019
Author(s): An Van Camp, Christopher Brown, Christiaan Vogelaar
Leiden : Ashmolean Museum; Museum De Lakenhal 
* Explores all aspects of Rembrandt's early development as an artist* Published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death* Contains much new research into his early years* Publication accompanies an exhibition to be held at Lakenhal, Leiden, from November 2019 to February 2020, then at the Ashmolean from February 2020 to June 2020 Young Rembrandt concentrates on the first ten years of the career of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Born in Leiden, he trained there with Isaac van Swanenburg and in Amsterdam with Pieter Lastman. After a short stay in Amsterdam he returned to Leiden and set up a studio where he began his extraordinary career, painting scenes from the Bible and classical mythology and history, as well as a handful of genre scenes and portraits. His progress is remarkable: from the earliest hesitant paintings of the Five Senses in about 1624 to the wonderfully assured Jeremiah of 1630 it is almost possible to trace his development and his increasing fluency and self-confidence from month to month and certainly from year to year.Published to accompany exhibitions at the Lakenhal, Leiden from November 2019 to February 2020, then at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from February to June 2020.
Dieter Roth Collected Interviews
Dieter Roth Collected Interviews: N7153.R67 A3513 2019
Author(s): Barbara Wien
Cologne : Hansjorg Mayer 2019.
An intimate and inspiring firsthand encounter with the radical philosophy of the renowned twentieth-century artist Dieter Roth.
The Ottoman Renaissance: A Reconsideration of Early Modern Ottoman Art 1413-1575
The Ottoman Renaissance: A Reconsideration of Early Modern Ottoman Art 1413-1575: N7165 .M87 2019
Author(s): Metin Mustafa
Clifton, NJ, USA : Blue Dome Press 2019.
This book re-evaluates Ottoman art of the early modern period within the Renaissance paradigm. It argues that the Ottomans indeed had a Renaissance at the same time as the Europeans of the West.
Marcos Kurtycz: An Art of Total Action Against the State of War
Marcos Kurtycz: An Art of Total Action Against the State of War: N7255.P63 K868 2019b
Puebla, México : Editorial RM; RM Verlag; Fundación Amparo 2019.
Through ephemera, plates and text, this book tells the story of one of Mexico's leading political artists This publication reproduces images of the posters, mail art, letters and artists' books that Polish-born artist Marcos Kurtycz (1934-96) made in defiance of the commodification of art Mexico, where he moved in the late 1960s.
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s: N7265.3 .T35 2020
Author(s): Suheyla Takesh, Lynn Gumpert
Munich, Germany : Hirmer Publishers 
Taking Shape traces the emergence and development of abstraction in the Arab world through paintings and sculpture dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, this book features nearly ninety works by a diverse group of artists whose creative visions stretched beyond the boundaries of representation. Taking Shape explores how twentieth-century abstraction developed and played out across the Arab world. Including artists working in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, this collection reveals the truly global reach of abstract art. This book sheds light on a number of abstract movements initiated by artists' collectives and individual practitioners, both in the region and among the Arab diaspora. Taking Shape also examines how these artists moved away from figuration and naturalistic depictions of reality toward investigations into the expressive capacities of line, color, and texture. Placing the featured artists and their works within larger cultural and global contexts, Taking Shape contributes to the burgeoning field of scholarship on art from the Middle Eastern and North African regions, establishing global art as a central component of modernity.
Elia Nurvista: Feeding the Scene
Elia Nurvista: Feeding the Scene: N7326.8.N87 A4 2019
Author(s): Christoph Tannert, Nicola Mullerscho
Dortmund : Verlag Kettler 
* Part of an ongoing series collecting the work of young artists on residency in Berlin, from a diverse range of countries from Latin America to the Middle East* Humorous and critical reflections on migration and flight Elia Nurvista (born 1983 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) focuses on the intersection between art and research-based community projects in her artistic practice. Many of her works center on food as an issue of political, cultural, social, and gender-specific relevance.In Berlin, the artist visited a range of initiatives and projects for refugees to learn more about how they see our society, which is foreign from their perspective. The works resulting from this experience address our frequently ambiguous attitude to what is foreign to us: whereas 'exotic' luxury items and food such as tropical fruit are regarded as positive and precious, people who come to us as refugees from the same countries are often rejected as being 'foreign,' and their 'exotic' nature is sometimes even perceived as a threat. Elia Nurvista portrays this ambiguity with subtle irony, for instance by affixing contemporary official quality seals and brand labels to Old Masters still life paintings or historical pictures of the 'noble savage,' thus adding a humorous and critical layer of meaning and turning them into new, independent pieces of work.
Hyon Gyon: N7369.G9 A4 2019
Author(s): John Doe
London : Parasol Unit 
'The sight is immediately spectacular [...] The panels blaze and twinkle in a fantastic array of colours, acid pink to neon green and iridescent turquoise.' -- Laura Cumming (The Observer)To coincide with the first European solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Hyon Gyon (b. 1979), Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has produced this extensive publication featuring full-page colour reproductions of exhibited works as well as additional artworks from her oeuvre.Known for her intricate and highly expressive works, often like mid-burst manifestations of explosive raw energy, Gyon combines traditional Korean textiles, Japanese paper and paint together with various less conventional materials to create her paintings and sculptural installations.She explores themes of socio-cultural identity, grief, anger and sexual politics. All this is inspired by Korean shamanism and its rituals.This publication includes insightful essays by Donald Kuspit; American art critic, poet, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; Bartlomiej Dobroczynski, Associate Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; and a foreword by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.Curated by Ziba Ardalan, the exhibition and its accompanying publication give an overview of Gyon's intricate sculptures and paintings created between Korea, Japan, New York and Poland.Published on the occasion of the exhibition Hyon Gyon at Parasol unit for contemporary art, London (23 January - 31 March 2019).
Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik: N7369.P35 A4 2019
Author(s): Sook-Kyung Lee, Rudolf Frieling
Munich : DelMonico Books/Prestel 2019.
Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Nam June Paik, held at the Museum Kunst Palast, D'usseldorf, Sept. 11-November 21, 2010 and the Tate Liverpool, Dec. 17, 2010-March 13, 2011.
Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art
Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art: N7380 .N94 2019
Author(s): Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Zohra Opoku
Cleveland, OH : Yale University Press 
An important investigation of the complicated relationship between canonical African art and the practices of contemporary African artists Recognizing the second lives of historical African artworks when they enter museum collections and addressing them in dialogue with the works of six established and emerging African artists, this book represents how today's practitioners are reformulating the continent's artistic traditions to respond to the contemporary landscape. Historically, African art objects such as masks and sculptures were composed of a matrix of materials that included medicine bundles, raffia assemblage, hides, and metal, some or all of which were repurposed: a "second career" for the materials. This practice of transforming materials has wider cultural resonance in Africa today, where electronics, discarded engines, and rubber tires are incorporated by artisans into domestic and personal items. The contemporary African artists featured here--El Anatsui (Ghana), Nnenna Okore (Nigeria), Zohra Opoku (Ghana), Elias Sime (Ethiopia), Tahir Carl Karmali (Kenya), and Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique)--reflect these dual traditions, reviving conceptual elements of historical African art by creating work that responds to the evolution of Africa's artistic traditions.
Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions
Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions: N7380 .S675 2019
Author(s): Wole Soyinka
New Haven : Yale University Press 2019.
An intimate reflection on culture and tradition, creativity and power, that draws on a lifetime's commitment to aesthetic encounter The playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is also a longtime art collector. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the motivations of the collector, as well as a highly personal look at the politics of aesthetics and collecting. Detailing moments of first encounter with objects that drew him in and continue to affect him, Soyinka describes a world of mortals, muses, and deities that imbue the artworks with history and meaning. Beyond Aesthetics is a passionate discussion of the role of identity, tradition, and originality in making, collecting, and exhibiting African art today. Soyinka considers objects that have stirred controversy, and he decries dogmatic efforts--whether colonial or religious--to suppress Africa's artistic traditions. By turns poetic, provocative, and humorous, Soyinka affirms the power of collecting to reclaim tradition. He urges African artists, filmmakers, collectors, and curators to engage with their aesthetic and cultural histories.
A Record of Madness: Art by E.R. Schiller
A Record of Madness: Art by E.R. Schiller: N7433.4.S347 R43 2019
Author(s): Emily Schiller
[Place of publication not identified] : publisher not identified 2019.
A collection of pen & ink drawings, digital photography, and a short story. An eclectic compilation of portraits encompassing cultural icons, political figures, criminal masterminds and more. Otherworldly images, bizarre and satirical depictions abound.
TransCoding - From `Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture: Social Media - Art - Research
TransCoding - From `Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture: Social Media - Art - Research: N7433.915 .L854 2018
Author(s): Barbara Lüneburg
Bielefeld : Transcript 2018.
Between 2014 and 2017, the artistic research project "TransCoding - From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture" encouraged creative participation in multimedia art via social media. Based on the artworks that emerged from the project, Barbara Lüneburg investigates authorship, authority, motivational factors, and aesthetics in participatory art created with the help of web 2.0 technology. The interdisciplinary approach includes perspectives from sociology, cultural and media studies, and offers an exclusive view and analysis from the inside through the method of artistic research. In addition, the study documents selected community projects and the creation processes of the artworks Slices of Life and Read me.
The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin
The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin: N7573 .W55 2019
Author(s): Emma Wilson
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press 2019.
The figure of a woman reclining, in repose, displayed, abandoned, fallen, asleep, or dreaming, returns in the work of women filmmakers and photographers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Filmmakers Agnès Varda and Catherine Breillat, and American photographer working in Paris, Nan Goldin, return to the paintings of Titian, Velázquez, Goya, Courbet, and others, re-imagining, and re-purposing, their images of female beauty, display, (auto)eroticism, and intimacy. This book, a sensuous evocation of these feminist works, claims a female-identified pleasure in looking. The artists explored align images of repose and sensuality with other images of horizontality and proneness, of strong emotional content, images of erotic involvement, of vulnerability, of bodily contortion, of listlessness, grief, and depression. The reclining nude is for all three artists a starting point for a reflection on the relation of film, projections, and still photography, to painting, and a sustained re-imagining of the meanings conjured through serial returns to a particular pose. This book claims that the image of the reclining nude is compelling, for female-identified artists - and for all allied in feeling and picturing femininity - in the sensitive, ethically adventurous, politically complex feminist issues it engages. The reclining nude is an image of passivity, of submission, of hedonism. It allows thought about passivity as pleasure, about depression and grief figured posturally, about indolence as a form of resistance and anarchy. Through this image, female-identified artists have claimed freedom to offer new focus on these extremes of emotion. They are re-imagining horizontality.
The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States
The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States: N7593 .B57 2019
Author(s): Sarah Blackwood
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press 
"Between the invention of photography in 1839 and the end of the nineteenth century, portraiture became one of the most popular and common art forms in the United States. ... images of human surfaces became understood as expressions of human depth during this era. Combining visual theory, literary close reading, and in-depth archival research, Blackwood examines portraiture's changing symbolic and aesthetic practices, from daguerreotype to X-ray. Considering painting, photography, illustration, and other visual forms alongside literary and cultural representations of portrait making and viewing, Blackwood argues that portraiture was a provocative art form used by writers, artists, and early psychologists to imagine selfhood as hidden, deep, and in need of revelation, ideas that were then taken up by the developing discipline of psychology"--
Black Mirror 2: Elsewhere
Black Mirror 2: Elsewhere: N7745.O55 E47 2019
Author(s): Judith Noble, Robert Ansell, Dominic Shepherd
Somerset : Fulgur Press 2019.
This peer-reviewed series seeks to examine ways in which the occult and the esoteric have been at the heart of art practice, both today and throughout the modernist period.
Icons: Worship and Adoration
Icons: Worship and Adoration: N8187.5 .I34 2019
Author(s): Christoph Grunenberg, Eva Fischer-Hausdorfer
Munich : Hirmer Verlag 2019.
When considering the term "icon", how can the idea of cultic worship be connected with the concept of the transcendental today? The qualities of the traditional icon continue to have an effect, particularly in the spiritual presence and auratic power of many modern and contemporary artworks. This volume presents masterpieces which expressesaspects of spirituality and reverence in a variety of individual ways.The works extend from Russian icons via Caspar David Friedrich, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko and Yves Klein to Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Isa Genzken and Andreas Gursky. Everyday icons from the world of brands and pop culture complete the range of images. The choice of works and the essays by selected authors contrast the interpretation of the traditional concept of the icon in art with the phenomenon of the creation of icons in our day-to-day environment. The publication aims to demonstrate the spiritual power of art and invites the reader to contemplation.
Fly Me to the Moon: Cat. Kunsthaus Zurich
Fly Me to the Moon: Cat. Kunsthaus Zurich: N8225.M59 F59 2019
Author(s): James Attlee, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Cathérine Hug, Walter Famler, Liam Gillick, Ulrich Köhler
Köln : Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 
Kunsthaus Zürich presents a large exhibition curated by Cathérine Hug commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in 1969. The Moon landing of the US-American Apollo 11 space capsule altered our relation-ship to space and our environment. The view of Earth from space gave rise to a new awareness of the fragility of our planet and the threats posed by human's existential interventions. This discourse, though more topical than ever, is not the only thematic focus; on the contrary, the exhibition and the richly illustrated catalogue seek to address this enduring mystery that continues to fascinate all cultures of the world, from the 19th century to the present. The journey through the history of artistic exploration of the Moon includes topics such as »Celestial cartography and lunar topography«, »Ailments associated with the Moon«, »Moon light and shadows«, the »Colonization of the Moon« and »Rockets and Moon vehicles«!Artists: Darren Almond, Kader Attia, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Frances Bodormo, René Burri, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, Max Ernst, Sylvie Fleury, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Liam Gillick, Kiki Kogelnik, Katie Paterson, Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Rauschenberg, Yinka Shonibare, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky et al.
Studio Lives: architect, art and artist in 20th-century Britain
Studio Lives: architect, art and artist in 20th-century Britain: N8520 .C36 2019
Author(s): Louise Campbell
London : Lund Humphries 2019.
By examining the studios and studio-houses used by British artists between 1900 and 1940, this book reveals the ways in which artists used architecture - occupying and adapting Victorian studios and commissioning new ones. In doing so, it shows them coming to terms with the past, and inventing different modes of being modern, collaborating with architects and influencing the modernist style. In its scrutiny of the physical surroundings of artistic life during this period, the book sheds insight into how the studio environment articulated personal values, artistic affinities and professional aspirations. Not only does it consider the studio in terms of architectural design, but also in the light of the artist's work and life in the studio, and the market for contemporary art. By showing how artists navigated the volatile market for contemporary art during a troubled time, the book provides a new perspective on British art.
Erinnern: Kunst Im Öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich
Erinnern: Kunst Im Öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich: N8846.A9 E75 2019
Author(s): Aleida Assmann, Cornelia Offergeld, Robert Streibel
Wien : Verlag für Moderne Kunst 
Between 1988 and 2018, Art in Public Space for Lower Austria launched more than 40 art projects addressing the country's complex history of persecution, including memorials, monuments, films and installations by Anna Artaker, Linda Bilda, Clegg & Guttmann, Ramesch Daha, VALIE EXPORT, Manaf Halbouni, Jenny Holzer and Oleg Komov, documented here.
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow: NB198.6 .B44 2019
Author(s): Kurt Beers
New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd 2019.
An internationally juried selection of emerging and undiscovered sculptors working today.
Ronald Bladen: Sculpture
Ronald Bladen: Sculpture: NB237.B545 M38 2019
Author(s): Robert S. Mattison
New York : Abbeville Press Publishers 
Best known for his monumental sculptures, Bladen was regarded as an artistic forerunner. His pieces evoke the emotional power of sculpture, what the artist called "presence." His objects fill entire rooms, pressing outward against the walls and ceiling.
Anthony Cragg: Endless Form
Anthony Cragg: Endless Form: NB497.C75 A4 2019
Author(s): Antonella Camarda
Zurich : Scheidegger & Spiess 2019.
British artist Anthony Cragg's sculptures are massive yet lightweight, planted firmly in space without ever seeming static. Starting in many cases from figurative drawings, the dynamic sculptures bear intriguing traces of the processes that created them, from the artist's encounter with his chosen material to the inner force that guided their creation. As such, Cragg's sculptures reveal the infinite possibilities of form, as they grow upon themselves and evolve in conversation with one another, all while obeying the laws of nature that govern all living organisms. Anthony Cragg: Endless Form features the artist's most recent work, exhibited at Nivola Museum in Orani, Sardinia, Italy, with ample illustrations and an essay by British scholar and curator Mark Gisbourne.
Matisse: Metamorphoses: NB553.M39 A4 2019
Author(s): Claudine Grammont
Zurich, Switzerland : Scheidegger & Spiess 
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is adored worldwide as a revolutionary painter and loved for his collages, or papiers découpés, the icons of his late work. His work in painting and drawing for a long time overshadowed his achievements as a sculptor. Yet his Back Series, four bas-reliefs created between 1908 and 1930, are revered as a milestone in modern sculpture. Starting out from a naturalistic depiction, Matisse gradually transformed it to reach a radically abstracted figure. Each of the four original plaster casts represents a decisive moment of this artistic process. This transformative process has parallels in Matisse's painting and drawing. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at Kunsthaus Zürich marking the artist's 150th anniversary, this is the first book to explore the relation between metamorphosis and feedback in both main fields of the artist's work. His diverse sources of inspiration for his sculptures--photographs of nudes, examples from African and ancient art--as well as photographs featuring Matisse at work as sculptor, round out this volume. It is a welcome addition to any art library, highlighting the lesser known side of this modern master. Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (30.08. - 08.12.2019).
Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now
Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now: NC95 .P87 2019
Author(s): Isabel Seligman
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd in collaboration with the British Museum 2019.
This remarkable exploration of drawing as a medium in resurgence unites a global range of contemporary artists.
Ellsworth Kelly - Line Shape Colour / Ligne Forme Couleur
Ellsworth Kelly - Line Shape Colour / Ligne Forme Couleur: NC139.K37 A4 2018
Author(s): Eric de Chassey
Arles : Actes sud 
A sumptuous showcase of the exquisite lithographic work of Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) Today Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) is internationally renowned as one of the major artists of the 20th century and early 21st century. He is considered to have created a bridge between the great European modernists and the various American avant-gardes. After contributing to the liberation of France as a soldier in the Second World War, he returned to France to live from 1948 to 1954, and returned frequently thereafter throughout his life. Two years after his death, his connection to France has never been stronger. His partner the photographer Jack Shear has recently donated fifty-four of the artists' prints and his sole book to the French National Art History Institute library (INHA), contributing to its already vast collection of prints from the late 19th century onwards, from the great patron Jacques Doucet. The collection shows how throughout his career, Kelly experimented with the possibilities that printed images offer, from his first lithography produced in Paris in 1949 to his monumental works on paper in the 2000s. It reveals unknown aspects of the artist's work, especially a series of abstract colour lithographs and his linear representation of planets produced in Paris in the mid-1960s. There is also his series of variations from 1988 where he uses his own face or the faces of friends as a motif. This exceptional donation is here revealed for the first time along with a selection of Ellsworth Kelly's works - painting, drawings, collages and prints - which today are to be found in French collections, including a number of previously unexhibited restricted- access works from private collections.
The Drawings of Al Taylor
The Drawings of Al Taylor: NC139.T375 A4 2020
Author(s): Isabelle Dervaux
New York : DelMonico Books·Prestel; The Morgan Library & Museum 2020.
Featuring nearly eighty drawings and pages from a dozen sketchbooks that span Al Taylor's entire career, this book documents the artist's important achievements as a draftsman. This book investigates important and illuminating aspects of Al Taylor's drawings, which numbered over five thousand at the time of his death. It includes a chronological survey of Taylor's drawings from the mid-1980s, when he abandoned painting in favor of sculpture and drawing, and highlights the combination of technical refinement, humor, and sensuousness that characterizes his works on paper. Stunning reproductions of the works, which were inspired by such ordinary things as tin cans, pet stains, and broomsticks, reveal the drawings' minute details, nuanced shading, and playfully agile pencil lines. Lively texts explore how the rich and complex visual sensibilities of Taylor's drawings resonate with that of late Renaissance and Baroque Old Masters. The book also examines Taylor's innovative approach to process and materials, such as photocopier toner, with its intense black, and the extreme white of correction fluid. Created with equal parts humor and technical virtuosity, and informed by scientific models as well as everyday minutiae, Al Taylor's magnificent drawings are meditations on form and structure that stand as testament to great draftsmanship. Published with the Morgan Library & Museum
Italian Drawings of the 20th Century
Italian Drawings of the 20th Century: NC255 .I815 2018
Author(s): Antonello Negri
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano : Printed by Grafiche Antiga spa; Silvana Editoriale 
Italian Drawing of the 20th Century brings together works from the Ramo Collection, the only collection in the world exclusively dedicated to drawing in Italy during the 20th century, from the great masters to lesser-known figures. The collection--and this book--presents drawing in Italy as a fundamental part of 20th-century art history. Including a wide range of techniques on paper (from watercolor to collage, crayon to felt-tip pen), this volume presents drawing as the skeleton of 20th-century art because it represents the first visualization of an idea. As an essential early step in art making, drawing is an expressive means shared by artists in working in different mediums, opening up to realization in a wide range of art practices. Italian Drawing of the 20th Century presents a specific national history for this unique, wide-ranging medium of creative thought. Among the artists featured are Balla, Baruchello, Boccioni, Crippa, de Chirico, Depero, Fabro, Fontana, Kounellis, Licini, Manzoni, Melotti, Morandi, Munari, Penone, Pistoletto, Rama, Rosso, Rotella and Severini.
Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book
Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book: NC978 .G64 2017
Author(s): Catherine J. Golden
Gainesville : University Press of Florida 
Explores how the aesthetics of the illustrated Victorian novel evolved from caricatures to realism across the nineteenth century.
Good design 2004
Good design 2004: NC997 .G88 2004
Basel ; Birkhäuser 2004.
Politics Now: NC1759.R69 A4 2019
Author(s): David Rowe
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe 2019.
A riveting collection from Australia's finest and most instantly recognisable political cartoonist. This first and long-awaited collection throws us into the grotesque, malformed, and subterranean world that is Rowe's vision of politics now. Enter at your own risk. Featuring all the madness and downright stupidity of the past five years, Rowe's freakish burlesque includes the usual suspects- Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, Scott Morrison, and Bill Shorten, as well as a host of minor monstrosities who you would rather forget lest they haunt your dreams. Rowe is one of the few Australian cartoonists who pay close attention to international affairs. There are cartoons on China, Europe, the UK, and the slow-motion train wreck of Brexit, wars in the Middle East, terror, and the rise of authoritarians. And, of course, Donald Trump. No cartoonist in the world, and that includes those from the US, has laid bare the Donald and his debauched administration with such devastating insight and wit. If the road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom, then David Rowe is indeed a wise man, for beneath the outrageous gothic menagerie of Rowe's imagination is a fierce intelligence and ethical sense combined with superb artistry. This essential collection features his finest political cartoons, caricatures, and sketches from the past five years. With an introduction by Laura Tingle, one of Australia's most respected journalists.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics Master Class: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics Master Class: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man: NC1764 .L44 2019
Author(s): Stan Lee
California : Watson-Guptill 
Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Classis the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels.
Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence
Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence: ND237.L29 A4 2020
Author(s): Storm Janse van Rensburg
Zurich : SCAD Museum of Art; Scheidegger & Spiess 
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is among the most distinguished twentieth-century American painters, widely known for his modernist depictions of everyday life, as well as the inventive narrative technique he employed to address African American history. Published in collaboration with the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence explores the life, work, and legacy of Lawrence not only as an artist but as an educator and chronicler of the mid-twentieth-century African American experience. The book is arranged in two parts. The first, "Relations," traces the interactions that shaped Lawrence's personal and professional life. It presents his work in dialogue with that of his contemporaries, mentors, and historically significant artists, such as Josef Albers, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, José Clemente Orozco, George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Augusta Savage. The second, "Legacy," explores Lawrence's own influence on contemporary artists who share similar formal and conceptual strategies and includes commissioned works by artists influenced and inspired by Lawrence, such as Derrick Adams, Meleko Mokgosi, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Keeping the Dream Alive
Keeping the Dream Alive: ND237.N444 K44 2019
Author(s): Jeanne C. Defazio
Eugene, Oregon : Resource Publications an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers 
Keeping the Dream Alive contains full-color images of Harriet Lorence Nesbitt's art, giving an overview of her unique life and style. This monographic reflection explores the historical context of Nesbitt's work. William David Spencer's afterword contextualizes Harriet's vision as an advocate for the mentally ill, an artist, and a political columnist, describing how and why Harriet's life and art pulsed with vibrancy. ""As a psychologist and chaplain who counsels those in crisis daily, I wholeheartedly endorse Keeping the Dream Alive in its effort to benefit mentally ill youth. To say that Harriet was colorful is an understatement. Keeping the Dream Alive is absolutely necessary!"" --Susan Stafford, Chaplain and founder of Wheel of Grace ""Harriet Lorence Nesbitt faithfully attended Media Fellowship International's New York City luncheons hosted by our mutual friend Michael P. Grace II. I am endorsing Keeping the Dream Alive in its effort to benefit mentally ill youth and in loving memory of Harriet and Michael, two wonderful Christians who made a difference!"" --Robert Rieth, Media Fellowship International, Kenmore, Washington ""Harriet Nesbitt ran life's race with passion. She left us with a dream in her heart: to sell her magnificent, larger-than-life, breathtaking paintings to help support the mentally ill. . . . Her legacy lives on through her charitable heart that criss-crossed every walk of life. . . . A moment I will never forget is when I first laid eyes on one of her most revered paintings--President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacquelyn Kennedy. It is forever etched in my mind, and so is Harriet and the New York memories spent with this unique and colorful woman."" --April Shenandoah, author, speaker, and Ambassador of Prayer, Branson, Missouri Jeanne C. DeFazio is the editor of the following Wipf and Stock publications: Berkeley Street Theatre: How Improvisation and Street Theatre Emerged as a Christian Outreach to the Culture of the Time, coeditor of Redeeming the Screens and Empowering English Language Learners with William David Spencer, and Creative Ways to Build Christian Community with John P. Lathrop. She also co-authored, with Teresa Flowers, How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on the Night Shift.
Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857−1907
Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857−1907: ND237.W7144 K34 2019
Author(s): Eve M. Kahn
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press 
Revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams (1857—1907), a baker's daughter from Hartford, Connecticut, biked and hiked from the Arctic Circle to Naples, exhibited from Paris to Indianapolis, trained at the Art Students League, chafed against art world rules that favored men, wrote thousands of pages about her travels and work, taught at Smith College for nearly two decades, but sadly ended up almost totally obscure. The book reproduces her unpublished artworks that capture pensive gowned women, Norwegian slopes reflected in icy waters, saw-tooth rooflines on French chateaus, and incense hazes in Italian chapels, and it offers a vivid portrayal of an adventurer, defying her era's expectations.
Julia Dault: ND249.D37 A4 2019
Author(s): Nigel Prince, Julia Paoli
London : Black Dog Publishing 
Accompanying Julia Dault's first solo museum exhibition, this book is an engaging and long overdue introduction to the artist and her work.
Aliza Nisenbaum: ND259.N54 A4 2019
Author(s): Aliza Nisenbaum
Ostfildern Hatje Cantz 
With her refined sense of political and social contexts, the contemporary painter Aliza Nisenbaum focuses on her colorful portraits of socially and politically underrepresented groups. For example, she portrayed undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America, whom she first met while teaching English. Her approach comprises very personal explorations of the people she portrays; she visits them at home, meets their families, and cooks for them. This close relationship-the collaboration between painter and model-results in paintings whose unusual intimacy and expressive power are captivating. The first monograph about this promising artist now provides a comprehensive overview of her work from the most recent decade.
Claude Monet, 1840-1926: A Feast for the Eyes
Claude Monet, 1840-1926: A Feast for the Eyes: ND553.M7 S238 1998
Köln : Benedikt Taschen; New York ©1998.
Now!: Painting in Germany Today
Now!: Painting in Germany Today: ND568.6 .N69 2019
Author(s): Stephan Berg, édéric Bußmann, Alexander Klar
Munich : Hirmer 
Since the start of the Romantic era, painting has been regarded as the leading artistic discipline in Germany. To this day, the nation of "Painter Princes" continues to promote the development of the art of painting and enjoys a worldwide reputation with artists like Gerhard Richter, Katharina Grosse, Neo Rauch and Albert Oehlen. Here we encounter a survey of 53 young artists, in particular from the surrounding of the academies in Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. The next generation of important painters is presented with several works, opulent illustrations and statements by artists and experts from the contemporary painting scene in Germany. This publication, and simultaneous exhibitions in Bonn, Wiesbaden and Chemnitz, and subsequently in Hamburg, demonstrate the diversity and qualityof their work.
Anna Leonhardt: Lights
Anna Leonhardt: Lights: ND588.L46 A4 2019
Author(s): Barry Schwabsky
Bielefeld, Germany : Kerber Verlag 
The paintings of Anna Leonhardt take time. Little by little, an astonishing light that gives the pictorial spaces clarity and definition emerges from the roughly applied, expressive paint. Her pictures are very direct, but based on experience. The atmospheres and sensations unfolded by its lines and its paint carry Anna Leonhardt?s painting. Mere surfaces become broad, atmospheric spaces, while individual colors begin to vibrate reciprocally and enthrall us as viewers. The book presents her painterly work for the first time.
Romer + Romer: Burning Man/Electric Sky
Romer + Romer: Burning Man/Electric Sky: ND588.R5757 A4 2019
Author(s): Nina Römer
Dortmund : Verlag Kettler c2019.
Römer + Römer are well-known for their unique position in painting. Nina Römer (born as Nina Tangian in Moscow in 1978) and Torsten Römer (born in Aachen in 1968) met while studying painting at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Their joint works often focus on big cultural events where people come together to experience moments of transcendence. In 2017, the Berlin artist couple traveled to Nevada to take part in the Burning Man event. What began as a small bonfire in 1986 has evolved into a cultural phenomenon of epic dimensions that attracts around 70,000 people to the Black Rock Desert every year. The scene is set at Black Rock City, a temporary city that exists only for eight days. The event, which features hundreds of interactive art installations, art cars, and performances, culminates in the burning of the "Man," a 40-feet tall effigy that is the centerpiece of the celebration. The two artists selected some of their photos of the event and used them to create a series of large-format paintings that strikingly capture the desert festival's carnivalesque spirit and nighttime scenery with fire and artificial lights. Exhibition: Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany (18.01. - 10.03.2019).
Michelangelo's Painting: Selected Essays
Michelangelo's Painting: Selected Essays: ND623.B9 S74 2019
Author(s): Leo Steinberg
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press 2019.
Leo Steinberg was one of the most original art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretive risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures ranging from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His writings, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures elucidates many of Michelangelo's paintings, from frescoes in the Sistine Chapel to the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, the artist's lesser-known works in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel; also included is a study of the relationship of the Doni Madonna to Leonardo. Steinberg's perceptions evolved from long, hard looking. Almost everything he wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but always put into the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures, as well as their gestures and interrelations, conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers. Michelangelo's Painting is the second volume in a series that presents Steinberg's writings, selected and edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz.
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts: ND623.L5 L44 2019
Author(s): Martin Kemp, Margaret Dalivalle
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2019.
The Salvator Mundi is the first Leonardo painting to be discovered for over a century. Following its re-emergence, it played a leading role in the landmark Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery in London in 2011, after which it was purchased by a Russian oligarch. In 2017 it was auctioned by Christie's in New York, fetching the world record price of $450m, and now forms part of the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi. The Salvator Mundi may be seen as the devotional counterpart to the Mona Lisa, having an extraordinary, communicative presence. The artist has reformed the very traditional subject matter in a number of ways. The elusiveness of Christ's expression suggests his spiritual origins beyond the world of the senses. The traditional sphere of the earth has been transformed into a rock-crystal orb and signifies a crystalline sphere of the heavens. In addition to its spiritual dimension, the image exploits Leonardo's optical knowledge and his growing sense of the illusiveness of seeing. Only the blessing hand is in reasonably sharp focus, with his features softly veiled. The scintillating curls of his hair are characterised in line with his theory that the physics of the curling of hair is analogous to vortex motion in water. This book looks at evidence of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi in the collections of Charles I and Charles II. It explores the appraisal of works by Leonardo at the Stuart courts, and proposes that how works attributed to Leonardo were first encountered and understood in seventeenth-century Britain would shape the wider evolution of Leonardo as a cultural icon. This volume gives a dramatic first-hand account of the modern-day discovery of the painting, from its purchase in a minor New Orleans auction house, to the cleaning of the picture that would disclose it as Leonardo's startling original, and the research processes that would uncover illustrious and obscure former owners. The book presents the definitive study of the new masterpiece.
Carlo Zinelli: ND623.Z477 A4 2019
Author(s): Anic Zanzi
Milan 5 continents éditions; 5 Continents 
- Carlo Zinelli is one of the leading figures in Art Brut - Contains previously unpublished archive material - Lavishly illustrated and published to accompany an exhibition at Art Brut Collection, Lausanne, 7 June - 2 December 2019 Carlo Zinelli, called Carlo (1916-1974), is one of the leading figures in Art Brut, along with Aloïse Corbaz and Adolf Wölfli. The book devoted to him by Collection de l'Art Brut, in Lausanne - the public institution that possesses the largest body of work by the Italian artist - gathers together a series of articles on Zinelli by experts in different disciplines. This makes it possible to give due weight to relatively neglected aspects of a rich and diverse opus, such as Carlo's writings, which mingle with his graphic compositions, well known for their characteristic accumulation of motifs, especially stylised human beings and animals, as well as vehicles. This bilingual book is lavishly illustrated throughout with reproductions of Zinelli's paintings and many photographs, several of which are by John Phillips, as well as previously unpublished archive material. Text in English and French. Published to accompany an exhibition at Art Brut Collection, Lausanne, 7 June - 2 December 2019.
Bruegel: The Complete Graphic Works
Bruegel: The Complete Graphic Works: ND673.B7 A4 2019
Author(s): Maarten Bassens, Joris Van Grieken, Lieve Watteeuw, Jan Van Der Stock
London : Thames & Hudson 2019.
The complete graphic work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, published in one luxurious edition.
Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying
Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying: ND1049.Q258 A4 2020
Author(s): Stephen Little
Los Angeles : DelMonico Books·Prestel; Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2020.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition, "Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying", at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (February 9-May 17, 2020)"--
Japan Supernatural: Ghost, Goblins, and Monsters, 1700 to Now
Japan Supernatural: Ghost, Goblins, and Monsters, 1700 to Now: ND1460.Y65 J37 2019
Author(s): Melanie Eastburn
Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales 
From the pioneering work of eighteenth-century painter Toriyama Sekien to contemporary superstar Takashi Murakami, Japan Supernatural presents wildly imaginative works by Japanese artists past and present and takes readers on a journey of discovery through the astonishing array of yōkai culture and yūrei (ghosts)--phenomenal beings from fiendish goblins to mischievous shapeshifters--that have inhabited Japanese culture for centuries. Once a means of explaining the unexplainable, they have been kept alive in stories and artworks. Evolving into a form of entertainment ranging from horror to the comical, they have maintained an ongoing presence in Japanese novels, films, anime, manga, and games. Drawn from around the world, the artworks illustrated in Japan Supernatural date from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century and include fantastically detailed ukiyo-e woodblock prints, miniature netsuke, wall-sized scrolls, and large-scale contemporary photographs, paintings, and installations. Some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past, including Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and Kawanabe Kyosai, are featured alongside contemporary artists such as Chiho Aoshima, Miwa Yanagi, and Takahashi Murakami, who update the tradition for the present.
How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet: NE850 .G37 2004
Author(s): Bamber Gascoigne
New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson ©2004
Arranged in self-contained sections the book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft are covered and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print.
Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect
Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect: NK942.G5 A4 2019
Author(s): Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted, Barley Roscoe
New Haven, CT ; Yale University Press 2019.
An authoritative and insightful study, surveying the life and work of "the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen" This study of the renowned designer-maker Ernest Gimson (1864-1919) combines biography with analysis of his work as an architect and designer of furniture, metalwork, plaster decoration, embroidery, and more. It also examines Gimson's significance within the Arts and Crafts Movement, tracing the full arc of his creative career, ideas, and legacy. Gimson worked in London in the 1880s, joining the circle around William Morris at the Art Workers' Guild and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He later moved to the Cotswolds, where he opened workshops and established a reputation for distinctive style and superb quality. Gimson's work influences designers today and speaks directly to ongoing debates about the role of craft in the modern world; this book will be the standard reference for years to come.
Women in Design
Women in Design: NK1174 .F54 2019
Author(s): Charlotte Fiell
London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd 2019.
Women designers have made an immense contribution to our shared material culture and built environment. However, while several pioneers have achieved global recognition-Ray Eames, Florence Knoll Bassett, and Charlotte Perriand to name a few-there are others not so well known but equally influential to the history of design. This book introduces the principal players in the areas of fashion, textiles, graphic and product design, and architecture from the last 100 years, and uncovers a history with women firmly at the center. Featuring profiles on more than 100 women designers, each accompanied by an informative and authoritative text, and illustrated by iconic works, this book is an inspirational focus for all design students and practitioners.
Patterns in Art: A Closer Look at the Old Masters
Patterns in Art: A Closer Look at the Old Masters: NK1320 .L46 2019
Author(s): Francesca Leoneschi, Silvia Lazzaris
New York : Abbeville Press Publishers 2019.
A visual delight, and a designer's dream--the decorative details of great European paintings transformed into beautiful two-dimensional patterns Richly embroidered robes. Intricate lace collars. Elaborately laid floor tiles. Delicately carved and modeled cornices and capitals. These are among the details of decorative art that the Old Masters lovingly rendered in their paintings, to establish a setting, convey a portrait subject's social status, or sometimes just enliven a scene. Together these details--so easy to overlook in the imposing harmony of draftsmanship, color, and composition that makes up a great painting--form a veritable history of ornament. This inventive book plucks these decorative motifs from the background of paintings by masters like Bronzino, Fra Angelico and Jacques-Louis David, and transforms them into vibrant two-dimensional patterns. Seeing these patterns side-by-side with the original paintings deepens our appreciation of both. Patterns in Art will be a resource for graphic designers, and a revelation for all art lovers.
Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design: A New Wave of Creativity (The first definitive book introducing the work of leading Chinese designers and design studios)
Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design: A New Wave of Creativity (The first definitive book introducing the work of leading Chinese designers and design studios): NK2668 .F53 2019
Author(s): Charlotte Fiell
London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd 2019.
Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design is the first definitive book on contemporary Chinese furniture, introducing the work of leading designers and design studios, including Chen Darui, Jerry Chen, Frank Chou, Hou Zheng–Guang, Hong Wei, Ma Yansong, Neri & Hu, Shao Fan, Shang Xia, Song Tao, Studio MVW, Xiao Tianyu and Zhang Zhoujie. It explains how the 'New Wave' of Chinese furniture designers are looking back to their cultural roots and revitalizing traditional forms, materials and techniques in order to produce interesting and exciting contemporary furniture that is 100% Chinese. The first definitive book on contemporary Chinese furniture design, which includes not only an in–depth analysis of historic Chinese furniture design in its introduction, but importantly relates the past to what is happening now in Chinese furniture design. Includes individual entries, many based on in–depth interviews with leading figures within the Chinese furniture design, that provide insightful personal perspectives on the rapid evolution of Chinese furniture design over the last decade or so. The publication of this book marks the twenty–fifth anniversary of the Furniture China expo. "Featuring over 400 exemplary works representative of the new wave of creativity in modern Chinese furniture design. Channeling the spirit of the Song and Ming dynasties, as well as other Chinese styles and themes, the designs express a 21st Century Sinocentric national romanticism." – China.org.cn An excerpt from the book: "Since the mid–1990s a definable movement in contemporary Chinese furniture design has been growing and evolving, and has now reached such creative critical mass that it is possible to speak of it enjoying a 'moment'. The publication of this book is intended to share this remarkable design story with the wider world, while introducing the work and ideas of its leading protagonists. The exceptional quality and innovation of the furniture associated with what has already become known as 'New Chinese Design' will undoubtedly set in motion a significant reappraisal of contemporary Chinese design in general. But what is more, this extraordinary development may initiate the tipping of the balance of international design influence from West to East, such is its astonishing creative vitality and snowballing momentum."
Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance
Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance: NK3061.A3 R9413 2019
Author(s): Marit Paasche
London : Thames & Hudson 2019.
A groundbreaking study of a remarkable artist, described by the New York Times as 'a figure ahead of her time'. The significance of Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) as one of the most important figures in the history of Scandinavian art has only recently been recognized internationally. Beloved and renowned for her original contributions to modernist tapestry, Ryggen made radical political statements against Fascism and Nazism before and during the Second World War. Using primary sources, Ryggen expert Marit Paasche brings us a much fuller knowledge of the artist, weaving her life and work into a story that illuminates not only the artist herself, but also 20th-century art history in general. Hannah Ryggen's visually spellbinding tapestries, made on a homemade handloom in her small farm on the remote Norwegian coast, depict a wealth of subjects: Mussolini's Abyssinian campaign, her husband's internment in a Nazi camp in occupied Norway, the post-war growth of nuclear power, and media coverage of the Vietnam War. At once hard-hitting and humorous, her works combine personal candour, social and political engagement and visual majesty. Paasche explores both the artist's bold subject matter and particular balance of abstraction and figuration within the context of her life and beliefs. Including a comprehensive selection of works, this book provides an enthralling account of a remarkable, and unjustly overlooked, artist.
Fringe, Frog and Tassel: The Art of the Trimmings-Maker
Fringe, Frog and Tassel: The Art of the Trimmings-Maker: NK3200 .W47 2019
Author(s): Annabel Westman
London : Philip Wilson Publishers 2019.
The first survey of the history, design and use of trimmings in the historic interior in Britain and Ireland which will become the standard work on the subject. Trimmings have always provided a visual feast for the eye, an essential element in the grandeur and elegance of the interior and a major expense in the complete ensemble. This book will be a chronological survey of furnishing trimmings in the historic interior in Britain and Ireland and will examine the history, design and use of tassels, fringe, gimp, cord and braid (woven lace) from 1320-1970. Lavishly illustrated using new photography, the images will support a substantial text with references to extensive documentation, including inventories, bills, sale catalogs and other primary sources. The importance of the "laceman," the maker of these trimmings, will also be examined within an economic and social context together with his relationship to the upholsterer. The first of its kind, this publication will be the ultimate authority on the subject.
Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter
Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter: NK4210.N25 A4 2019
Author(s): Ron Nagle
Berkeley : University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2019.
An illustrated scholarly publication to accompany the first museum exhibition since 1993 of work made by San Francisco-based artist Ron Nagle. The first major institutional volume on Nagle, it is the book of record on the artist.
The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter's Stained-Glass Art
The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter's Stained-Glass Art: NK5398.S327 A4 2020
Author(s): Jessica Marten, Diane C. Wright, Glenn Adamson, Virginia Chieffo Raguin, Des Moines Art Center Staff
Rochester, NY : Memorial Art Gallery University of Rochester; RIT Press 
The first monograph on the work of a groundbreaking artist in stained glass.
Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney
Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney: NX90 .A78 2019
Author(s): Michael Bird
London : White Lion Publishing 2019.
Artists’ Letters is a treasure trove of carefully selected letters written by great artists, providing the reader with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process. On the theme of friendship, for example, letters provide evidence of a creative community between peers, with support and mutual appreciation that helps to dispel the myth of the artist as solitary genius. Letters between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin show an ongoing conversation and exchange of ideas. We see mutual admiration between Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot, and Picasso’s quick notes to Jean Cocteau illustrate their closeness. Correspondence, some of which includes sketches and drawings, is reproduced with the transcript and some background and contextual information alongside. The book brings together a collection of treasures found in letters, which in our digital age are an increasingly lost art.
Art, Anthropology, and Contested Heritage: Ethnographies of TRACES
Art, Anthropology, and Contested Heritage: Ethnographies of TRACES: NX164.R43 A78 2020
Author(s): Arnd Schneider
London ; Bloomsbury Academic 2020.
This book presents innovative ethnographic perspectives on the intersections between art, anthropology, and contested cultural heritage, drawing on research from the interdisciplinary TRACES project (funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 program). The case studies in this volume critically assess how and in which arrangements artistic/aesthetic methods and creative everyday practices contribute to strengthening communities both culturally and economically. They also explore the extent to which these methods emphasize minority voices and ultimately set in motion a process of reflexive Europeanisation from below which unfolds within Europe and beyond its borders. At the heart of the book is the development of a new way of transmitting contentious cultural heritage, which responds to the present situation in Europe of unstable political conditions and a sense of Europe in crisis. With chapters looking at difficult art exhibitions on colonialism, death masks, Holocaust memorials, and skull collections, the contributors articulate a response to the crisis in current economic-political conditions in Europe and advances brand new theoretical groundwork on the configuration of a renewed European identity.
Poetic Thinking Today: An Essay
Poetic Thinking Today: An Essay: NX165 .E84 2020
Author(s): Amir Eshel
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press 
This book makes a case for the acknowledgment and cultivation of poetic thinking--the kind of thinking we find in literature and the arts--for their uninhibited wisdom is vital for the protection of our social, political, and cultural freedom.
Synaesthetics: Art as Synaesthesia
Synaesthetics: Art as Synaesthesia: NX180.S96 G67 2020
Author(s): Paul Gordon
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic 2020.
Paul Gordon proposes a new theory of art as synaesthetic and applies this idea to various media, including works--such as movies, illustrated books, and song lyrics--that explicitly cross over into media involving the different senses. The idea of art as synaesthetic is not, however, limited to those "cross-over" works, because even an individual poem or novel or painting calls upon different senses in creating its syn-aesthetic "meaning.” Although previous studies have often devolved into those who see an obvious connection between art and synaesthesia and those who adamantly reject such a notion, Synaesthetics furthers our understanding of synaesthesia as an important, if not essential, component of artistic expression.
Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation
Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation: NX280 .K66 2020
Author(s): Natalie Loveless
Edmonton, Alberta : University of Alberta Press 
Knowings and Knots presents a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the methodology of research-creation and asks how those who make knowledge think about and value it. Not just a method but a site of ongoing experimentation around what counts as knowledge, research-creation is a meeting place of academia, artistic creation, and the wider public. The contributors argue that academic institutions and funders must recognize research-creation as innovative knowledge-making that leaps over the traditional splitting of theory from practice while considering how gender/feminist studies, Indigenous practices, and new materialism might inform and develop the conversation. Through this book, readers can transform the way they experience both art and education. Contributors: Carolina Cambre, Owen Chapman, Paul Couillard, T.L. Cowan, John Cussans, Randy Lee Cutler, Petra Hroch, Rachelle Viader Knowles, Natalie Loveless, Glen Lowry, Erin Manning, Sourayan Mookerjea, Natasha Myers, Simon Pope, Stephanie Springgay, Sarah E. Truman
In the Shadow of the Art Work
In the Shadow of the Art Work: NX282 .L88 2019
Author(s): Jeroen Lutters
Amsterdam : Valiz 
Art is a form of thinking and dialoguing, and an usual source of knowledge. This publication introduces art-based learning, a method that enables the spectator to explore these dialogues and 'converse' with works of art. Art and culture analyst and educational designer Jeroen Lutters uses three triptychs to demonstrate how relevant questions can produce a different perception and understanding. The book is intended for students and educators of art, art history, drama and cinema, literature, anthropology, theology, philosophy, and interdisciplinary studies. The developed method is also highly suited to artistic research at academies of art, music, film, and dance.
Making It Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art
Making It Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art: NX650.S68 M35 2019
Author(s): Rui Chaves, Fernando Iazzetta
New York : Bloomsbury Academic 2019.
From the mid-20th century to present, the Brazilian art, literature, and music scene have been witness to a wealth of creative approaches involving sound. This is the backdrop for Making It Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art, a volume that offers an overview of local artists working with performance, experimental vinyl production, sound installation, sculpture, mail art, field recording, and sound mapping. It criticizes universal approaches to art and music historiography that fail to recognize local idiosyncrasies, and creates a local rationale and discourse. Through this approach, Chaves and Iazzetta enable students, researchers, and artists to discover and acknowledge work produced outside of a standard Anglo-European framework.
Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects
Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects: TR647.W446 U78 2018
Author(s): Carrie Mae Weems
Baton Rouge, LA : Louisana State University Press; Louisana State University Museum of Art and Louisiana State University School of Art .
This exhibition catalogue features recent works by artist Carrie Mae Weems included in LSU Museum of Art’s exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects. The exhibition focuses on the humanity denied in recent killings of black men, women, and children by police. She directs our attention to the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, Weems directs our attention toward the repeated pattern of judicial inaction. In addition to full color plates of photographic and video works included in the exhibition, the catalogue features an introductory essay by Curator Courtney Taylor and transcripts by Carrie Mae Weems from video and photographic works included in the exhibition.
Christine Fenzl: Land in Sonne
Christine Fenzl: Land in Sonne: TR681.Y6 F47 2019
Ostfildern Hatje Cantz 
In this volume of photographs the photographer Christine Fenzl investigates the living conditions of young people in the peripheral areas of Berlin: Hellersdorf, Hohenschönhausen, Lichtenberg, Marzahn, and Treptow. Although the Berlin Wall once strongly influenced their parents' living environment, the generation born after the collapse can no longer imagine what it was like. In her sensitive pictures Fenzl traces the sto-ries of these youth, their expectations, and their confrontation with Berlin. Fenzl has already examined the subject of youth and their social circumstances in previous series, such as Striking Chance - Streetfootball, for which she photographed children playing soccer in Nairobi, Skopje, London, and the favelas of São Paulo.
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- Géométries sud : du Mexique à la Terre de Feu / : N6502.5 .G48 2018
- Agnes Denes : absolutes and intermediates / Denes, Agnes.: N6537.D4453 A4 2019
- Writings (1953-2016) / Metzger, Gustav author.: N6797.M47 A35 2019
- Girodet face à Géricault : ou la bataille romantique du Salon de 1819. : N6847 .G576 2019
- Picasso, 1939-1945 : au cœur des ténèbres / : N6853.P5 A4 2019
- Léonard de Vinci / : N6923.L33 A4 2019
- Staring back at the sun : video art from Israel, 1970-2012 / : N7277.5.V53 S737 2019
- Das Maulbronner Kruzifix : Kreuz und Passionsspiel im spätmittelalterlichen Maulbronn / Krüger, Reto.: N8053 .K78 2018
- Drapé : Degas, Christo, Michel-Ange, Rodin, Man Ray, Dürer... / : N8217.D73 D73 2019
- Bob Trotman, business as usual / Trotman, Bob, 1947- artist.: NB237.T665 A4 2017
- Carol Bove : ten hours / Bove, Carol, 1971- artist.: NB853.B69 A4 2019
- Heidi Bucher / Bucher, Heidi, 1926-1993 artist.: NB853.B78 A4 2018
- Flesheaters : an international symposium on Roman sarcophagi : University of California at Berkeley 18-19 September 2009 / Flesheaters (Symposium) University of California, Berkeley), (2009 : author.: NB1810 .F58 2019
- Kopfkino : 15 Gespräche : ein Porträt des Malers Hans Aichinger / Hametner, Michael.: ND588.A335 A35 2019
- Hanna Bekker vom Rath : Handelnde für Kunst und Künstler : Biografie der Malerin, Mäzenin, Sammlerin und Vermittlerin / Stein-Steinfeld, Marian author.: ND588.B45 S74 2018
- Ulrich Reimkasten : Methexis : Werke 2014-2019 / Reimkasten, Ulrich, 1953-: ND588.R445 A4 2019
- Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance / Strehlke, Carl Brandon author.: ND623.F5 A4 2019
- Making Van Gogh : a German love story / : ND653.G7 A4 2019
- Dali : une histoire de la peinture / : ND813.D3 A4 2019
- Njideka Akunyili Crosby : predecessors : the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati / : ND1099.N53 A4 2019
- Sixfold symmetry : pattern in art and science / : NX180.S3 S5 2018