Spring 2016 Featured Art History

Our list of the best art history books for the Spring 2016 season leads off with MoMA's Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, followed by Siglio's surprising new collection of micrographic art by the armless, legless, eighteenth-century "little man of Nuremberg," Matthias Buchinger, published to accompany an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other key titles include our reprint of the essential monograph on Leonora Carrington, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza's study of archetypes in the work of Edvard Munch, Turner's gorgeously produced, 500 page survey of Maya culture and Allah's Automata, Hatje Cantz's wonderful survey of early robots and automatrons in the ancient Arab empire.

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty Edited with text by Jodi Hauptman. Text by Carol Armstrong, Jonas Beyer, Kathryn Brown, Karl Buchberg, Hollis Clayson, Samantha Friedman, Richard Kendall, Laura Neufeld, Stephanie O'Rourke, Raisa Rexer, Jill de Vonyar. A towering figure in 19th-century art, Degas is best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet. Yet his work in monotype reveals the true extent of his restless experimentation. In the mid-1870s, Degas >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450059
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 230 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 | In stock
Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living” Matthias Buchinger (1674–1739) performed on more than a half-dozen musical instruments, some of his own invention. He exhibited trick shots with pistols, swords and bowling. He danced the hornpipe and deceived audiences with his skill >>more
ISBN 9781938221125
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Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | In stock
Leonora Carrington Edited with introduction by Seán Kissane. Foreword by Sarah Glennie. Text by Dawn Ades, Teresa Arcq, Giulia Ingarao, Alyce Mahon, Gabriel Weisz. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Leonora Carrington developed an iconography of myth, occultism and alchemy that has resonated strongly with younger artists over the past decade and a half. Incredibly gifted as a technician, Carrington was also possessed of a >>more
Irish Museum of Modern Art/D.A.P.
ISBN 9781938922879
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 138 color / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | Forthcoming
The Anatomical Venus By Joanna Ebenstein. Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus—with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death—is the most seductive. These life-sized dissectible wax women reclining on moth-eaten velvet cushions—with glass eyes, >>more
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 9781938922916
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
Ydessa Hendeles: From Her Wooden Sleep... This artist’s book interprets From Her Wooden Sleep... Toronto-based artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles’ (born 1948) multilayered meditation on difference, diversity and group dynamics. Central to the show inspired by and mounted at London’s Institute of Contemporary >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741033
US $95.00 CAN $120.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 480 pgs / 312 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | Forthcoming
Edvard Munch: Archetypes Text by Paloma Alarcó, Patricia G. Berman, Jon-Ove Steihaug. Edvard Munch: Archetypes brings together a thematic selection of 80 works that examine the painter’s long and prolific career and reveal his ability to synthesize the obsessions of modern humanity. The art of Edvard Munch >>more
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788415113737
US $75.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 232 pgs / 156 color / 23 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | In stock
The Maya: Voices in Stone Edited by Alejandra Martínez de Velasco Cortina, María Elena Vega Villalobos. Text by David Stuart, Ana Luisa Izquierdo y de la Cueva, Lynneth S. Lowe Negrón, María Teresa Uriarte Castañeda, Tomás Pérez Suárez, Marciela Ayala Falcón, Alfonso Lacadena García-Gallo, Erik Velásquez García, Nikolai Grube, Ana García Barrios, María Elena Vega Villalobos, Jesús Galindo Trejo, Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, Robert Romero Sandoval, et al. A gorgeously produced volume of over 500 pages, The Maya: Voices in Stone is a breathtaking visual appraisal of the enormous diversity of Mayan culture, buttressed by contributions from the leading contemporary scholars of classical >>more
ISBN 9788416354870
US $90.00 CAN $115.00 TRADE
Clth, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 516 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | In stock
Allah's Automata Edited by Siegfried Zielinski. Text by Mohammed Abattouy, Ulrich Alertz, Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, Nadia Ambrosetti, Ayhan Aytes, Baruch Gottlieb, Claus-Peter Haase, Daniel Irrgang, Clemens Jahn, Susanne Rühling, George Saliba, Imad Samir, Mona Sanjakdar Chaarani, Peter Weibel, Siegfried Zielinski. The first Renaissance did not take place in Europe, but in Mesopotamia: Arabic-Islamic culture functioned as a mediator between classical antiquity and the early modern age in Europe. This volume, edited by renowned theorist Siegfried >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741064
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | In stock
A Portrait of Fashion Text by Aileen Ribeiro, Cally Blackman. Costume, portraiture and the presentation of the individual have been intimately linked throughout the history of art. But while the face of a person in a portrait seems to speak directly across the ages, the >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145566
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Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 242 color / 44 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
William Merritt Chase Text by Erica E. Hirshler. Praised for his jewel-like landscapes, park scenes, and sympathetic images of women, William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a leading American Impressionist painter and an influential teacher in the late 19th century. This beautifully illustrated volume >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468393
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 84 pgs / 55 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
"Not Theories but Revelations": The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer Foreword by Christina Olsen. Text by Kevin M. Murphy. Though perhaps best known for his portraits, American painter Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849–1921) also developed detailed theories of animal camouflage. With his fine-arts training and his careful observations of nature, Thayer created works that he >>more
Williams College Museum of Art
ISBN 9780981576275
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 10.25 in. / 136 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | Forthcoming
European Painting and Sculpture After 1800 Text by Emily A. Beeny, Marietta Cambareri. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, houses an internationally renowned collection of modern European painting and sculpture, including such masterpieces as Renoir’s "Dance at Bougival," Gauguin’s "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468409
US $22.50 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 208 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | Forthcoming
Jacques Jordaens: 1593–1678 Text by Irene Schaudies, Joost Vander Auwera, Lucy Davis, et al. Among the three most renowned Flemish Baroque painters—Rubens, Van Dyck and Joardens—Jacques Joardens (1593–1678), also known as Jacob Jordaens, is undoubtedly the least studied. Yet the image of Joardens as a poor man’s Rubens obscures >>more
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836627820
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | Forthcoming
Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Foreword by David Freedberg. Text by Deborah Cullen, Robert Fucci. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69) was restlessly experimental in his printmaking; he manipulated his copperplates in unprecedented ways in order to achieve an image that was often in flux. Rembrandt was the first artist to treat >>more
Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863358013
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8 x 11 in. / 156 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 01/26/2016 | In stock
Weisses Gold: Porcelain and Architectural Ceramics from China 1400 to 1900 Preface by Adele Schlombs. Text by Jiena Huo. This volume surveys outstanding examples of blue-and-white Chinese porcelain dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries, including a number of pieces decorated with overglaze enamels, as well as porcelain with elegant monochrome glazes, pure >>more
Walther König, Koln
ISBN 9783863357481
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 274 pgs / 403 color.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 | In stock
Myth, Allegory, Faith Edited by Bernard Barryte. Text by Bernardine Barnes, Jonathan Bober, Patricia Emison, Jan Johnson, Dorothy Limouze, Walter S. Melion, Larry Silver, Edward H. Wouk, Henri Zerner. Featuring selections from the massive Kirk Edward Long Collection of 16th-century prints, Myth, Allegory, Faith illuminates the development of the Mannerist style in Italy, tracing its dissemination and adaptation for both secular and religious purposes >>more
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836630882
US $100.00 CAN $130.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 704 pgs / 1,000 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
Serial / Portable Classic Edited by Salvatore Settis, Anna Anguissola, Davide Gasparotto. Preface by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Introduction by Salvatore Settis. Text by Anna Anguissola, Michael Bennett, Vinzenz Brinkmann, Kathleen W. Christian, Maurizio Ferraris, et al. In no other period of Western art history was the creation of copies from great masterpieces of the past as important as in late Republican Rome and throughout the Imperial Age. Certain Greek and Roman >>more
Fondazione Prada
ISBN 9788887029611
US $95.00 CAN $115.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 392 pages / 388 duotone.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | Awaiting stock

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