ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/18/2021

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division presents 'LIFELINES: Art, Intimacy and HIV—an Intergenerational Conversation'

DATE 6/15/2021

'Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists' is Back in Stock!

DATE 6/13/2021

The little-known photographs of Barkley L. Hendricks

DATE 6/12/2021

Join Kristin Bedford and the Los Angeles Lowrider Community for the release of 'Cruise Night'

DATE 6/12/2021

Gay Pride Gold in 'Tom of Finland: Made in Germany'

DATE 6/10/2021

Monochrome chic in 'Alex Katz: Beauty'

DATE 6/8/2021

'David Hockney: Drawing from Life' is a Staff Pick for Pride Month 2021

DATE 6/6/2021

From hair lacquer to whiskey and sweat in 2021 Pride Month Staff Pick, Karlheinz Weinberger, 'Together & Alone'

DATE 6/3/2021

Electrifying 'Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You' is a New Release this week!

DATE 6/1/2021

A book like no other. We are thrilled to announce 'An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts'

DATE 6/1/2021

Get Ready for LGBTQ+ Pride, 2021!

DATE 5/26/2021

A glimmer of hope in new release, 'Rashid Johnson: The Hikers'

DATE 5/24/2021

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, a compendium of writings by and about Black American artists, 1960–1980

DATE 5/20/2021

In 'Fabric of a Nation,' quilts "unlike any other in the world"

DATE 5/20/2021

Alice Mackler does what she wants to do

DATE 5/18/2021

Highly Anticipated ‘Soul of a Nation Reader’ is a New Release this week!

DATE 5/16/2021

Super-hot Kara Walker works on paper survey 'A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be' is Back in Stock!

DATE 5/14/2021

A timely meditation on voting rights in Jeanine Michna-Bales' 'Standing Together'

DATE 5/13/2021

Alice Mackler Book Launch and Signing at Kerry Schuss Gallery

DATE 5/12/2021

Essential reading: Arthur Jafa’s ‘MAGNUMB’ is a new release this week

DATE 5/10/2021

'Shepard Fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent' is a New Release this week!

DATE 5/9/2021

Definitely our pick for Mothers Day 2021

DATE 5/8/2021

Groundbreaking Brazilian amateur Modernist photography show ‘Fotoclubismo’ opens at MoMA

DATE 5/6/2021

Hot Book Alert! 'A Bestiary of the Anthropocene' is a New Release this week!

DATE 5/5/2021

We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Phyllis Galembo's classic 'Mexico Masks Rituals'

DATE 5/1/2021

Summertime Staff Picks, 2021

DATE 4/29/2021

Did we mention how much we love 'Joel Meyerowitz: Wild Flowers'?

DATE 4/28/2021

BACK IN STOCK! The expanded 'Gerhard Richter: Panorama'

DATE 4/27/2021

Perfume-lovers, rejoice! ‘The Handbook of Great Italian Perfumery’ is a new release this week!

DATE 4/26/2021

Commemorating the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, 35 Years Later

DATE 4/25/2021

Intimate, imaginary and emotionally charged spaces in 'Shara Hughes: Landscapes'

DATE 4/23/2021

Pedagogical goldmine 'Wicked Arts Assignments' is back in stock!

DATE 4/22/2021

Celebrate Earth Day in the Anthropocene with 'Connectedness'

DATE 4/20/2021

A vivid discussion between Sarah Sze, Anselm Kiefer and Emanuele Coccia on the occasion of 'Night into Day' at Fondation Cartier

DATE 4/20/2021

A reflection on what it meant, and means, to be 'Black in White America'

DATE 4/19/2021

A remarkable new artist's book from Michael Stipe

DATE 4/17/2021

'Tauba Auerbach — S v Z' is a book to be reckoned with, slowly, with an open mind

DATE 4/16/2021

Remembering Merce Cunningham, born OTD 1919

DATE 4/15/2021

Fondation Cartier presents Sarah Sze in conversation with Anselm Kiefer and Emanuele Coccia for the launch of 'Night into Day'

DATE 4/14/2021

Frank Stella's Stars: A Survey is a New Release

DATE 4/13/2021

Martin Parr in conversation with Joel Meyerowitz, whose new, expanded edition of 'Wild Flowers,' is out now from Damiani

DATE 4/11/2021

In Yayoi Kusama's Little Mermaid, a "symbol of all good hearts and of love"

DATE 4/8/2021

Jeremy Sigler's 'Goodbye Letter' is a Staff Pick for National Poetry Month

DATE 4/6/2021

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a new facsimile edition of N.H. Pritchard's 'EECCHHOOEESS'

DATE 4/4/2021

Titian's celebration of Easter, from 'The Christian Year in Painting'

DATE 4/3/2021

In Siglio's Madeline Gins Reader, the plot thickens and thickens, line by line, item by item

DATE 4/2/2021

Celebrate National Poetry Month with N.H. Pritchard's 'The Matrix'

DATE 3/31/2021

Hot Book Alert: 'Media Burn: Ant Farm and the Making of an Image' is Back in Stock!

DATE 3/30/2021

Thinking of Vincent Van Gogh, born OTD, 1853

DATE 3/29/2021

Surprising 'Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness' is on view at Baltimore Museum of Art

DATE 3/28/2021

'Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors' is a Staff Pick for Women's History Month


BOOKS IN THE MEDIA

BRIDGET LESLIE | DATE 5/23/2018

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

Bold, black lines seem to drip into entwined figures whose limbs transcend figure-ground, slowly trailing off until they rest in a space that is neither design nor portrait, but harmonious in every way. ART / BOOKS' beautiful facsimile edition of The Art of Aubrey Beardsley stands as a lasting epitaph to the remarkable English artist whose illustrations helped define the fin-de-siecle aesthetic.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

Aubrey Beardsley (1872–98) epitomized the Art Nouveau design sensibility that rocked Victorian England in the nineteenth century. His spooky, seductive images were both controversial and reflective of the time. Shrouded in decadence and mystery, images like Kiss of Judas give us a momentary glimpse into a story that seems to be uncomfortably unfolding. Two figures—one a rather large-seeming woman, exhausted, resistant, reclining against a tree; the other a tiny, bald, naked old man pulling her forward—face outwards toward something or someone just beyond the frame of the page. The expressions on their faces are entirely different. Hers is vacant, even sad, while his is determined and dark. Has a betrayal occurred? We are left intrigued.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

During his short lifetime—Beardsley erupted onto the scene as an untrained prodigy at the age of nineteen, and was prolific until his death from Tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five—the artist aligned himself with living writers of the time, most notoriously Oscar Wilde, whose play Salome he illustrated in fluid, abstracted natural forms. This pairing solidified Beardsley's place as a leader of the Art Nouveau movement.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

Beardsley died on March 16, 1898, in Menton, France. The first edition of The Art of Aubrey Beardsley was published ten years later, in 1918, prefaced by two introductory texts by Beardsley's friend and collaborator, Arthur Symons, who concludes, "And thus in his last work, done under the very shadow of death, we find new possibilities for an art, conceived as pure line, conducted through mere pattern, which, after many hesitations, has resolved finally upon the great compromise, that compromise which the greatest artists have made, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things."

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

Now, one hundred years later, this affordable, 4.25 x 6.5-inch clothbound facsimile re-presents the original, complete with beautiful gilt edges and a fine gold ribbon—a pocket-sized memento.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

BRIDGET MOREEN LESLIE (pictured below) is an Australian-born, NYC-based artist with a focus on installation, sound, light and writing. She is interested in collapsing spatial and psychological barriers between class, noise, time, fashion, location, and body language. She received her BFA from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, and her MFA from Parsons School of Design, New York.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things
The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things
The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

ART / BOOKS
Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 168 pgs / 64 b&w.




ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & 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
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

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


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 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