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Giorgio Morandi

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Giorgio Morandi: A Retrospective

SILVANA EDITORIALE
Edited by Maria Cristina Bandera. Text by Francesco Galluzzi, Luc Tuymans, Yves Bonnefoy, Joost Zwagerman.

Clth, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 135 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
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Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry

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Text by Andrea Baldinotti, Roberta Cremoncini.

Pbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 81 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
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Giorgio Morandi

SILVANA EDITORIALE
Text by Maria Cristina Bandera, Marco Franciolli, Simona Tosini Pizzetti, Siri Hustvedt, Lawrence Carroll.

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 288 pgs / 153 color / 17 bw. | 10/31/2012 | In stock
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Giorgio Morandi

CHARTA/ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE, NEW YORK
Text by Renato Miracco, Karen Wilkin.

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Giorgio Morandi's Studio

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Text by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi.

Hbk, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs /66 duotone / 10 bw. | 2/1/2009 | Awaiting stock
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Giorgio Morandi: Works, Writings, Interviews

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Text by Karen Wilkin. Interviews by Edouard Roditi, Pepino Mangravite.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color. | 7/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
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Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Text by Flavio Fergonzi, Elisabetta Barisoni.

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Giorgio Morandi: A RetrospectiveGiorgio Morandi: A Retrospective

Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Edited by Maria Cristina Bandera. Text by Francesco Galluzzi, Luc Tuymans, Yves Bonnefoy, Joost Zwagerman.

Devotional and tranquil, the art of Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964) celebrates the virtues of patience, serenity and modesty. Many of Morandi’s still lifes, landscapes and flowers are based on earlier compositions that he continually revisited, often across media (painting, watercolor, etching). This handsome overview beautifully elucidates the artist’s humble repertoire of themes, showing (when possible) where they originated, and how they were reprised across the course of his career. The careful selection of works, derived from some of Europe’s most prestigious institutions, museums and private collections and including some rarely or never-before seen works, are augmented by Jean-Michel Folon’s little-seen series of photographs from Morandi’s studio taken in 1977; texts by legendary poet Yves Bonnefoy, Joost Zwagerman and Francesco Galluzzi; and a section on Morandi’s influence. The artist’s heroic questing for purity have won him many fans: in film, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Robert Aldrich and Luca Guadagnino; in literature, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo and Siri Hustvedt; and in contemporary art, Lawrence Carroll, Tacita Dean and Luc Tuymans. Works by all of these Morandi admirers are included here. The book is edited by Morandi specialist Maria Cristina Bandera, head of the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence.

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Giorgio Morandi: Lines of PoetryGiorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry

Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Text by Andrea Baldinotti, Roberta Cremoncini.

Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry presents a large selection of graphic works by Bologna’s master of poetic understatement. Entirely self-taught as a printmaker, in 1912 Morandi began to etch using old manuals as his reference guides. He quickly mastered the technique, coming to consider it an important vehicle for his artistic expression, and the medium continued to be important to him throughout his career. Morandi went on to hold the Chair in Printmaking at Bologna’s Academy of Fine Arts for more than 20 years. These still lifes and landscapes reveal the artist’s stylistic versatility and desire for experimentation. Also included in this volume are a number of Morandi’s watercolors--works that exemplify his ability to distil the essence of a complex scene or composition into an arrangement of simple, near-abstract forms. Captivating in their restraint and extraordinary economy of means, these images are nevertheless intensely moving.

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Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi

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Text by Maria Cristina Bandera, Marco Franciolli, Simona Tosini Pizzetti, Siri Hustvedt, Lawrence Carroll.

Giorgio Morandi’s visual lexicon consisted of the most minimal of props--bottles, vases, pitchers, boxes--but from these humble forms he extrapolated a marvelous and decidedly modern metaphysics of objecthood and space. Morandi reinvented the still life for modern times, without ever having directly incorporated modern content into his pictures: “only we can know that a cup is a cup, that a tree is a tree,” he observed, concisely expressing the continued relevance of the still life in the twentieth century. Nothing could be clearer than a Morandi still life, with its mute tones of beige, grays and off-whites, and its glyphic quality of cluster surrounded by spaciousness, and yet few artists have achieved such a singular atmosphere of absolute enigma. In this respect, Morandi is of the school of Vermeer and Chardin, practicing a devotional art of tranquility and privacy--“moods which I have always valued above all else,” as he once told an interviewer--finding whole new worlds in simple permutations of ordinary objects. This handsomely produced volume offers a detailed examination of Morandi’s paintings, watercolors, drawings and etchings. Alongside the still lives, it presents his landscapes, floral compositions and his well-known self-portrait, as well as various works by contemporary artists for whom Morandi has been a crucial precursor.

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Morandi: Master of Modern Still LifeMorandi: Master of Modern Still Life

Published by The Phillips Collection.
Text by Flavio Fergonzi, Elisabetta Barisoni.

Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) built his visual lexicon from the most minimal of props--dust-covered bottles, bowls, vases, pitchers, tins and boxes. From it, he composed delicious permutations of quiet still lifes, in the most muted yet luminous of palettes, transforming the genre of still life into a cosmos. The composer Morton Feldman once wrote that in his own work he was "interested in getting to Time in its unstructured existence... How Time exists before we put our paws on it," and in this sense Morandi may be his counterpart in paint: his painted objects seem to possess a subtle self-sufficiency and interiority. Accompanying a recent exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., this beautifully designed catalogue contains a selection of reproductions buttressed with two essays by Morandi experts: Flavio Fergonzi appraises the myths that have attached to Morandi, the history of his critical reception and the cities with which the artist was particularly associated; Elisabetta Barisoni discusses Morandi's reception in America.

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Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi

Published by Charta/Italian Cultural Institute, New York.
Text by Renato Miracco, Karen Wilkin.

Best known for his disarmingly simple depictions of bottles, vases, bowls and jars grouped together on tabletops and painted in exquisitely muted natural colors, the beloved twentieth century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi was also an exceptional interpreter of the medium of engraving. This charming, concise volume, published to coincide with a spate of fall 2008 exhibitions--including a major survey at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art--collects drawings, watercolors and etchings selected mainly from British and American collections. They range across all of Morandi's favorite motifs, from the famous still lifes of humble objects to the landscapes, cityscapes and objects from the sea.
Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1890. Although he fraternized with many of the most important Italian artists and poets of his day, he spent most of his time in his own studio, painting the same objects again and again. He continued to live and work in Bologna until his death in 1964.

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Giorgio Morandi's StudioGiorgio Morandi's Studio

Photographs by Gianni Berengo Gardin

Published by Charta.
Text by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi.

Reviewing the beloved early twentieth-century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s hugely popular 2008 retrospective exhibition, The New York Times’ Holland Cotter wrote, “Aspirants to the role of painter-as-poet are many. Giorgio Morandi was the real thing. And the retrospective, Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the second of its size in the United States, with nearly 100 still lifes and a dozen landscapes, is something that anyone in love with painting and its very specific poetry will want to see.” This volume presents more than 500 crisp documentary photographs that Gianni Berengo Gardin--winner of the 2008 Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement--made of Morandi’s studio during the course of its legendary move from the artist’s home in the center of Bologna to the Museo Morandi. Carlo Zucchini and Silvia Palombi contribute an affectionate conversation about this epic happening on the occasion of Morandi’s studio coming home.

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs /66 duotone / 10 bw.

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Giorgio Morandi: Works, Writings, InterviewsGiorgio Morandi: Works, Writings, Interviews

Published by Poligrafa.
Text by Karen Wilkin. Interviews by Edouard Roditi, Pepino Mangravite.

Giorgio Morandi's steady pursuit of a poetic vision in still-life and landscape painting (as well as engravings and etchings) has secured him a singular and revered position in the history of Modern art. While drawing on the achievements of Giotto, Cézanne, the metaphysical painters and the Cubists, Morandi's work finally resembles no one else's and quietly defies paraphrase: everything is enigmatically clarified in the work itself, in all its apparent simplicity, on terms entirely specific to the artist's compositional gifts, in which respect he might almost be the Erik Satie of painting. As Morandi himself put it, "Truth is written in a different alphabet from ours: its characters are triangles, squares, circles, spheres, pyramids, cones and other geometrical figures." His still-lifes and landscapes could be described too easily as serene in their groupings of muted objects, but strange tensions arise among these objects in their clusterings and quiet nuances of light and color. The original writings and interviews collected in this substantial new volume trace Morandi's various influences, illuminate the atmosphere of Bologna that so characterized the artist's sensibility, and allow us to analyze the myth that has formed around his life and personality. Karen Wilkin, editor of this volume and the author of monographs on Georges Braque, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Kenneth Noland and David Smith, has assembled an important contribution to the critical understanding of this great artist.

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