MFA Publications: Artworks Series

ARTWORKS restores to print the most significant writings about art—whether letters and essays by the artists themselves, memoirs and polemics by those who lived with them in the thick of creation, or studies by some of our most illuminating critics. Fresh, provocative, and lively, these books are crucial to any understanding of art today.
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
By Wassily Kandinsky. Translation by Michael T.H. Sadler with a new introduction by Adrian Glew. Wassily Kandinsky was one of the most influential painters of the twentieth century, and this text, in which he laid out the tenets of painting as he saw them and made the case for nonobjective >>more

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ISBN 9780878467020
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Clothbound, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/01/2006 Not available

The Blaue Reiter Almanac
Edited by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Introduction by Klaus Lankheit. The Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) art movement was founded in 1911 by the young painters Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, and was active in Europe until 1914. Originally published in Munich in 1912 and edited >>more

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ISBN 9780878467006
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Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 296 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005 Not available

Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife And Friends
By Paul Gauguin. Contributions by Maurice Malingue. May the day come--and perhaps soon--when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art, Gauguin wrote to his wife, Mette, in 1890. >>more

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ISBN 9780878466658
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 288 pgs / 16 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2003 Not available

André Breton: Surrealism And Painting
Introduction by Mark Polizzotti. Originally published in 1928 and augmented throughout the author's life, Surrealism and Painting is the single most important statement ever written on Surrealist art. While many pages have been devoted to visual Surrealism, this is >>more

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ISBN 9780878466283
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Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 448 pgs / 34 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Not available

Futurist Manifestos
Edited by Umbro Apollonio. Afterword by Richard Humphreys. On February 20th, 1909, a belligerent manifesto announcing the birth of the Futurist movement appeared on the front page of the Paris newspaper Le Figaro and sent immediate shockwaves throughout Europe. The author, a young >>more

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ISBN 9780878466276
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 56 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/02/2001 Out of stock

Julien Levy: Memoir Of An Art Gallery
Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner. Julien Levy opened his New York gallery in 1931, and the following year assembled the first Surrealist show ever held in that city. Over the next two decades he exhibited works by Dalí, Ernst, Joseph >>more

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ISBN 9780878466535
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 368 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003 Not available

Kahnweiler: My Galleries And Painters
Interviews with Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler by Francis Cr»mieux. Introduction by John Russell. Picasso's lifelong dealer and one of the major gallery owners of the twentieth century, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler is a key figure in the development of modern art. He opened his first Paris gallery in 1907, then >>more

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ISBN 9780878466528
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 176 pgs / 27 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2003 Not available

Roger Shattuck: The Innocent Eye
By Roger Shattuck. In this volume, one of the great polymaths of our time focuses on the often disputed contributions of modern, primarily French, art and literature to contemporary culture. Emphasizing individual works and artists over theory and >>more

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ISBN 9780878466542
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 368 pgs / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2003 Not available

Camille Pissarro: Letters To His Son Lucien
Edited by John Rewald. Afterword by Barbara Stern Shapiro. Pissarro's weekly letters to his son Lucien, covering the dramatic period of Impressionism from 1883 to the painter's death in 1905, form what might be called a diary of the Impressionist school. In these wise, >>more

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ISBN 9780878466481
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 384 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Not available

Eugene Delacroix: Selected Letters, 1813-1863
Edited by Jean Stewart. Introduction by John Russell. This volume contains the most representative and informative selection available of the letters of Eugene Delacroix, perhaps the most brilliant visual artist of the French Romantic movement. As edited by Jean Stewart, they are divided >>more

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ISBN 9780878466320
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 432 pgs / 48 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2001 Not available

Apollinaire On Art
Edited by LeRoy C. Breunig. With a new preface by Roger Shattuck. Poet, critic, impresario, gadfly, visionary, tastemaker: more than anyone, Guillaume Apollinaire embodies the frenzied art world of Paris in the early 20th century. His rampant enthusiasms and antipathies, and his remarkable acumen, make him still >>more

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ISBN 9780878466269
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 576 pgs / 16 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2001 Not available

Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography
By Sue Davidson Lowe. Foreword by Anne Havinga. "Stieglitz is as scholarly a production as anyone could wish, crammed with facts and trailing informative appendixes. It is also a loving and occasionally exasperated look at a contentious relative and the intimate circumstances that >>more

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ISBN 9780878466498
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 512 pgs / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Not available

Art in Its Own Terms
Edited by Rackstraw Downes. According to the important American poet John Ashbery, “To read Fairfield Porter is to rediscover art through the eyes of someone whose intuitive love and understanding of it has been matched by few contemporaries,” while >>more

MFA Publications/artWorks
ISBN 9780878467433
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 288 pgs / 46 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/01/2008 Not available

Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell
By Deborah Solomon. No artist ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his disquieting shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Legends about Cornell >>more

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ISBN 9780878466849
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Paperback, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 448 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Not available


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