Fall 2015 Featured Art History

Our list of the best art history books for the 2015 fall holiday season leads off with the MFA Boston's "Class Distinctions," published to accompany its major exhibition of Dutch masterworks, MoMA's monographic study of the Latin American modern master Joaquín Torres-García, and the catalogue for the Stedelijk Museum's Henri Matisse show. Other highlights include a major -- and much-needed -- monograph on the great 17th-century Spanish painter Zurbarán published by the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza; JRP | Ringier's account of the life and work of Bauhaus artist and theatrical designer Xanti Schawinsky; and Hatje Cant'z opulent survey of the influence of the Ottoman empire on Renaissance art.

Class Distinctions Text by Ronni Baer, Henk van Nierop, Herman Roodenburg, Eric Jan Sluijter, Marieke de Winkel, Sanny de Zoete. The Dutch Republic in the 17th century was home to one of the greatest flowerings of painting in the history of Western art. Freed from the constraints of royal and church patronage, artists created a >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468300
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Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 344 pgs / 185 color.
Pub Date: 10/27/2015 | In stock
Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern Edited with text by Luis Pérez-Oramas. Text by Alexander Alberro, Sergio Chejfec, Estrella de Diego, Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães. Joaquín Torres-García is one of the most complex and emblematic modern masters from the first half of the 20th century, whose work determined transformational paths for modern art on both sides of the Atlantic. Drawn >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870709753
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Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 224 pgs / 220 color.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Henri Matisse: The Oasis of Matisse Foreword by Beatrix Ruf. Introduction by Bart Rutten, Geurt Imanse. Text by Patrice Deparpe, Maurice Rummens. This substantial new hardcover is published to accompany an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Readers are transported through the museum's Matisse works--an array of Eastern nudes, colorful fabrics, carpets, potted plants and idyllic >>more
Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863357269
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Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 288 pgs / 240 color.
Pub Date: 07/28/2015 | In stock
Zurbarán Text by Odile Delenda, Mar Borobia, Almudena Ros, José Fernández, Enrique Valdivieso, Benito Navarrete. This volume offers the most comprehensive overview in print--and the first substantial English-language monograph in decades--on the great 17th-century Spanish painter Zurbarán. It spans his entire career, from his earliest commissions to key works from >>more
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788415113676
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.75 x 9.5 in. / 231 pgs / 127 color.
Pub Date: 10/27/2015 | In stock
The Sultan's World Text by Robert Born, Sabine Engel, Suraiya Faroqhi, Dariusz Kolodziejczyk, Guido Messling, Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen, Günsel Renda. News of the fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453, spread throughout Europe like wildfire. The geographic approach of the Ottoman Empire coincided with the emergence of a fascination with this highly developed culture and >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775739665
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Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 303 pages / 220 color.
Pub Date: 07/02/2015 | In stock
Whistler and the World Edited and introduction by Justin McCann. Foreword by Sharon Corwin. Text by Magdalen Abe, Maria Bowe, Sarah Burns, Elizabeth Finch, Maya E. Foo, Lee Glazer, Lauren Lessing, Margaret F. MacDonald, Catherine Maguire, Kirsten Marples, Justin McCann, Linda Merrill, Ramey Mize, Kenneth John Myers, Caroline Pelham, Josephine Rodgers, John Siewert, Tanya Sheehan, Francesca Soriano, Martha Tedeschi, Diana Tuite, Veronica Vesnaver, Marina Wells. In his "Ten O'Clock Lecture" in 1885, American James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) presented himself as an artist set apart from the public, bearing no relation to the historical moment in which he lived. However, the >>more
Colby College Museum of Art
ISBN 9780972848411
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Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 345 color.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Made in the Americas Text by Dennis Carr, Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Timothy Brook, Mitchell Codding, Karina H. Corrigan, Donna Pierce. Made in the Americas reveals the overlooked history of Asia's profound influence on the arts of the colonial Americas. Beginning in the 16th century, European outposts in the New World, especially those in New Spain, >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468126
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Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2015 | In stock
Ink, Silk & Gold Text by Laura Weinstein, Emine Fetvaci, Marcus Fraser, Jennifer Pruitt, Rocco Rante, Yael Rice. Ink, Silk & Gold explores the dynamic and complex traditions of Islamic art through more than 115 works of art drawn from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Works in a range >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468065
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2015 | In stock
Xanti Schawinsky Edited by Raphael Gygax, Heike Munder. Text by Torsten Blume, Eva Díaz, Raphael Gygax, Juliet Koss, Tobias Peper. In his lifetime, "Xanti" (Alexander) Schawinsky (1904-79) was best known for his work in the theater department at the Bauhaus. Fleeing Germany before the beginning of the Second World War, he landed at Black Mountain >>more
ISBN 9783037643976
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Pbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 58 color / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 | In stock
Van Gogh: Drawings Edited by Sjraar van Heugten. Text by Maja Hoffman, Bice Curiger. Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) started his artistic career by concentrating on drawing. Convinced that this was the foundation he needed to become a painter, he did little else for the first three years of his >>more
Actes Sud
ISBN 9782330052546
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Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 120 pgs / 76 color.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Childe Hassam: At Dusk Text by Erica E. Hirshler. In this vivid account of one of Boston's best-loved paintings, leading American art specialist Erica E. Hirshler illuminates the context of Childe Hassam's 1880s city scene. With its rosy rust tones, intimate familial vignette and >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468379
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 76 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 07/28/2015 | In stock
Giandomenico Tiepolo and His Fantasy Portraits This volume comprises some 20 works by Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727--1804), brother of Lorenzo Tiepolo and son of the legendary Giambattista Tiepolo. Giambattista arrived in Madrid in 1762 at the invitation of King Charles III, with >>more
Fundacion Juan March
ISBN 9788461728541
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Hbk, 10.75 x 12.75 in. / 156 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 | In stock
Traveler Artists Edited with text by Katherine Manthorne. Text by Pablo Diener, Luis Pérez Oramas, Rafael Romero. In the 19th century, European and North American travelers illustrated narratives of their explorations in the New World that were published in Europe. Europeans imagined the tropics as a site for cultural imperialism and fantasies >>more
Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
ISBN 9780982354414
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Pbk, 10 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers During his 2012 residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel (born 1964) delved into the archives of the magnificent garden that Isabella Stewart Gardner, the first American woman to graduate with >>more
Actes Sud
ISBN 9782330048129
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Hbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 10/27/2015 | Awaiting stock
Italian Paintings The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm holds a vast collection of Italian paintings dating from the High Middle Ages to the late 19th century. This catalogue presents the initial results of ongoing research on the approximately 900 >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775739450
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Clth, 8.25 x 11 in. / 398 pgs / 458 color.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 | In stock
Surrealism in Belgium Foreword by Frank Verpoorten. Text by Xavier Canonne. From the start, the Belgian Surrealists--among them René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Paul Nougé, E.L.T. Mesens and Marcel Mariën--distinguished themselves from their Parisian counterparts with their dry wit, brilliant conceptualism and knack for combining th >>more
ISBN 9782930117430
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Hbk, 10.25 x 12.25 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 10/27/2015 | In stock
Future Present Foreword by Maja Oeri. Text by Ralph Ubi. Conversation with Catherine Hürzeler, Maja Oeri. Since its foundation more than 80 years ago, the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation in Basel has concentrated on collecting contemporary art, with the mission of making the art of the present day accessible to a broad >>more
Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager
ISBN 9783906315010
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 800 pgs / 1200 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 | In stock
Emil Nolde: The Sea Edited by Christian Ring. Expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was a trailblazing virtuoso of watercolor painting. Applying paint to paper with incomparable intensity, he created richly luminous paintings of brooding, romantic landscapes and alienating modern city scenes. >>more
DuMont Buchverlag
ISBN 9783832194925
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Hbk, 7.25 x 5.75 in. / 80 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2015 | In stock
Raoul Dufy Text by Juan Ángel López-Manzanares, Dora Perez-Tibi, Sophie Krebs, Christian Briend. French Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), with his cheerful watercolors and oils depicting scenes of regattas and horse races, has largely been cast as a painter of luxury and leisure.
This book moves away from >>more
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788415113614
US $85.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 9.75 in. / 176 pgs / 129 color / 16 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 | Awaiting stock
Giacometti: Pure Presence Text by Paul Moorhouse. Taking its title from Jean-Paul Sartre, who described Giacometti's endeavor to give "sensible expression" to "pure presence," this book explores the artist's work in relation to existentialist ideas. Spanning painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145320
US $49.95 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
The Miró Eye Text by Joan Punyet Miró. Joan Miró (1893-1983) drew his creative inspiration for his paintings, sculptures and ceramics from a great array of sources, particularly from natural objects--such as stones, woods, bits of iron, branches, peacock feathers, pebbles or other >>more
La Fábrica/Fundacio Pilar/Joan Miró a Mallorca/Sucessió Miró/Fundació Joan Miró
ISBN 9788416248070
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / 245 color.
Pub Date: 10/27/2015 | In stock

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