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OUR TOP 10 CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN ART BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

John Singer Sargent: Watercolors

MFA PUBLICATIONS/BROOKLYN MUSEUM

John Singer Sargent: Watercolors John Singer Sargent’s approach to watercolor was unconventional. Going beyond turn-of-the-century standards for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes and loosely defined forms startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer of an exhibition in London proclaimed him an eagle in a dove-cote”; another called his work swagger” watercolors. For Sargent, however, the watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a [more]

Hbk, 12 x 10 in. / 252 pgs / 175 color.
ISBN 9780878467914
Publication Date: 4/30/2013

in stock  $60.00

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe American Modern presents a fresh look at The Museum of Modern Art’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the twentieth century. Organized thematically and featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture, the publication brings together some of the Museum’s most celebrated masterworks, contextualizing them across mediums and amidst lesser-seen but revelatory works. [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 126 color.
ISBN 9780870708527
Publication Date: 8/31/2013

in stock  $45.00

Jockum Nordström: All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again

HATJE CANTZ

Jockum Nordström: All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again Jockum Nordström creates oddball, apparently naïve narratives that owe much to the twin influences of folk art and modernist absurdism. Each of his painted, drawn or collaged stories is both specific and open-ended, as though--not unlike Henry Darger’s paintings--they are part of a much grander and ongoing tale that unfolds over a prolonged period. His distinctive sensibility draws on a wide range of inspirations in music, poetry and architecture--particularly the Stockholm [more]

Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 208 pgs / 103 color.
ISBN 9783775735827
Publication Date: 6/30/2013

in stock  $60.00

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 Published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, collages and objects with a selection of photographs, periodicals and early [more]

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 225 color.
ISBN 9780870708657
Publication Date: 9/30/2013

in stock  $65.00

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART/WALKER ART CENTER

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take Since the late 1980s, Jim Hodges’ poetic reconsiderations of the material world have inspired a body of multimedia work in which the manmade and artificial are invested with emotion and authenticity. Co-published by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, this volume accompanies the first comprehensive, scholarly exhibition to be organized in the United States of this critically acclaimed American artist. Examining over 25 years of his artistic [more]

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9781935963028
Publication Date: 11/30/2013

in stock  $65.00

Robert Motherwell: Early Collages

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Robert Motherwell: Early Collages Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, published to accompany an exhibition devoted exclusively to Motherwell’s works on paper from the 1940s and early 1950s, reexamines the origins of the artist’s style and his revelatory encounter with the papier collé technique that he described in 1944 as the greatest of our discoveries.” Motherwell’s enthusiasm for and dedication to the collage medium for the remainder of his career sets him apart from other artists of [more]

Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 124 color.
ISBN 9780892074976
Publication Date: 10/31/2013

in stock  $45.00

Isa Genzken: Retrospective

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Isa Genzken: Retrospective Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet the breadth of her achievement--which spans sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, installations and public works--is still largely unknown in the United States. Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s epically diverse body of work, this publication encompasses Genzken’s work in all media over the past [more]

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 315 pgs / 320 color.
ISBN 9780870708862
Publication Date: 12/31/2013

in stock  $75.00

Paul Klee: Bauhaus Master

LA FáBRICA/FUNDACIóN JUAN MARCH

Paul Klee: Bauhaus Master Comprehensive in scope and elegant in design, Paul Klee: Bauhaus Master is a landmark publication resulting from several years of work in collaboration with the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, and based on a recent critical publication on Klee's "pedagogical legacy." The book contextualizes a selection of 137 works--including paintings, watercolors and drawings, made between 1899 and 1940--with nearly 100 handwritten notes selected from classes Klee gave at the Bauhaus, alongside [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 292 pgs / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9788415691266
Publication Date: 9/30/2013

in stock  $55.00

Bosch, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt

HATJE CANTZ

Bosch, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt The Albertina museum in Vienna owns one of the world’s most important collections of Dutch drawings from the period 1430–1650. Their unrivaled collection offers a scope and quality that makes it the one of the few museums in a position to present Dutch drawing in all of its thematic, technical and stylistic diversity. Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, Rembrandt presents over 150 of the best of these works, and includes outstanding individual specimens [more]

Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 234 pgs / 180 color.
ISBN 9783775732956
Publication Date: 7/31/2013

in stock  $60.00

Titian

SILVANA EDITORIALE

Titian Perhaps the most enduringly influential painter of the Italian Renaissance, and the epitome of Venetian sensuality and color, Titian has inspired fanatical devotion in painters from Rubens to Velasquez, Rembrandt and beyond. With this majestic volume, published to accompany what will be the most important exhibition in Italy in 2013, he receives his most substantial monograph treatment in more than two decades. The Concert” and La Bella” (from the Palazzo Pitti); [more]

Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 264 pgs / 150 color.
ISBN 9788836625864
Publication Date: 10/31/2013

in stock  $60.00





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