ENSOR, JAMES

PUBLISHER
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 165 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2009
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2009 p. 168   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780870707520 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $60.00 CDN $60.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

New York
The Museum of Modern Art, 06/28/09-09/21/09

ARTBOOK GIFT CERTIFICATES

looking for the perfect gift? send an e-card to artbook.com
shop now

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

James Ensor

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited by Anna Swinbourne. Text by Anna Swinbourne, Susan Canning, Michel Draguet, Robert Hoozee, Laurence Madeline, Jane Panetta, Herwig Todts.

"The mobility, the anxiety, and the wavering of his nature explain at once the feverish searches, the steps forward, the steps backward, the brusque advances and the sudden retreats, in a word all the changes and also all the unevenness of his art. After a light picture, he reverses to a dark picture; after a character sketch he begins an atmosphere drawing, after a completely delicate etching he engraves a copper plate as if with nails. He is turbulent and abrupt in many ways a composition; the continuous or symmetrical development of lines hardly worries him; he proceeds by blows; he astonishes more often than he charms. He shows clumsiness and he is far from banishing unruliness and chaos from his art. He is never able to stay still and is often even unable to stay in his seat." <p>Poet Émile Verhaeren, 1908, quoted by Anna Swinbourne in <a href="9780870707520.html">James Ensor</a>. Featured image, also from <a href="9780870707520.html">James Ensor</a>, is "At the Conservatory," 1902.James Ensor's painting of 1887, "The Temptation of St. Anthony," now in The Museum of Modern Art's collection, established the artist as one of the boldest painters of all his contemporaries. Ensor (1860-1949) was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early twentieth, yet his work is underappreciated in the United States, and far too little seen. This striking volume, published on the occasion of Ensor's major 2009 exhibition in New York, gives the artist the attention he so greatly deserves. It presents approximately 90 works, organized thematically, examining Ensor's Modernity, his innovative and allegorical approach to light, his prominent use of satire, his deep interest in carnival and performance and, finally, his own self-fashioning and use of masking, travesty and role-playing. Works in the full range of his media--painting, printing and drawing--are presented in an overlapping network of themes and images to produce a complete picture of this daring body of art. The most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English, this remarkable, scholarly volume reveals Ensor as a socially engaged and self-critical artist involved with the issues of his times and contemporary debates on the very nature of Modernism.

"The mobility, the anxiety, and the wavering of his nature explain at once the feverish searches, the steps forward, the steps backward, the brusque advances and the sudden retreats, in a word all the changes and also all the unevenness of his art. After a light picture, he reverses to a dark picture; after a character sketch he begins an atmosphere drawing, after a completely delicate etching he engraves a copper plate as if with nails. He is turbulent and abrupt in many ways a composition; the continuous or symmetrical development of lines hardly worries him; he proceeds by blows; he astonishes more often than he charms. He shows clumsiness and he is far from banishing unruliness and chaos from his art. He is never able to stay still and is often even unable to stay in his seat."

Poet Émile Verhaeren, 1908, quoted by Anna Swinbourne in James Ensor. Featured image, also from James Ensor, is "At the Conservatory," 1902.

James Ensor

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

arrow forward

arrow back

print icon


OF RELATED INTEREST

James Ensor
James Ensor Edited by Max Hollein and Ingrid Pfeiffer. Essays by Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg, Rudolf Schmitz and Xavier Tricot. Few artists of the late nineteenth century produced an oeuvre more bizarre, ironic, profound and rich in interpretive possibilities than the Belgian painter James Ensor. Ensor lived from 1860 until 1949, and has enjoyed newfound >>more
Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775717038
US $60.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 130 color / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2006 Out of print/Not available

JAMES ENSOR MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

James Ensor

JAMES ENSOR

Edited by Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark, Nina Zimmer. Text by Herwig Todts, Nina Zimmer.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775737227 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2014
Active | In stock


James Ensor: The Complete Paintings

JAMES ENSOR: THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS

Text by Xavier Tricot.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775724654 | US $300.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2009
Active | In stock


James Ensor

JAMES ENSOR

Edited by Anna Swinbourne. Text by Anna Swinbourne, Susan Canning, Michel Draguet, Robert Hoozee, Laurence Madeline, Jane Panetta, Herwig Todts.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870707520 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 7/31/2009
Active | Awaiting stock


Doctrinal Nourishment: Art and Anarchism in the Time of James Ensor

DOCTRINAL NOURISHMENT: ART AND ANARCHISM IN THE TIME OF JAMES ENSOR

Text by Theresa Papanikolas, Kevin Salatino.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9780875871998 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 6/30/2009
Out of print | Not available


James Ensor

JAMES ENSOR

Edited by Max Hollein and Ingrid Pfeiffer. Essays by Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg, Rudolf Schmitz and Xavier Tricot.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775717038 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2006
Out of print | Not available


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the artworld's favorite source for books on art and culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90812
Tel   213 888 7957

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com