Written by Rand, Archie
Archie Rand's career as an artist spans five decades and myriad themes and genres. Among his pioneering explorations, "The 613" is surely one of his most ambitious feats yet. Without any idea where the work would be exhibited, Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own breathtaking painting, a series that took five years to complete.
Written by Godfrey, Mark
"Empty Lot" is a new work by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas (b. 1968), the first of the Hyundai Commissions for Tate Modern s Turbine Hall. This book documents the conception and creation of this dramatic sculpture, looking at its monumental and microscopic scale.
Written by Allison, Peter
Educated in England, David Adjaye s lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent s built environment. Over a decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colorful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites, and public spaces, and letting each building speak for itself.
One of seven children from a poor Swiss farming family, Adolf Dietrich (1877 1957) supplemented arduous farm work and jobs as a woodcutter and railway worker with a robust artistic practice. Although he was self-taught and never left the family home, he nevertheless rose to prominence as an important figure in the history of naive and outsider art and post-expressionist New Objectivity.
German-born artist Adolf Fleischmann (18921968) was a celebrated abstract painter in the US from the 1950s through the 1960s. He emigrated to the US in 1952 after struggling to survive as an artist through two world wars.
Written by Briony Fer
The critically acclaimed, indispensible illustrated monograph on Agnes Martin, published to accompany the major retrospective exhibition organized by the Tate and on view in 2016 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Guggenheim
Written by Falva, Rosa Maria
The stunning mid-career retrospective on one of the most important artists in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Mater is a doctor and renowned Saudi artist working with photography, calligraphy, painting, installation, and video. His experiences with medicine have allowed him to challenge his traditional contexts and explore broader issues about Islamic culture in an era of globalization.
Written by Obrist, Hans Ulrich
This is a comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei, a key figure in China's burgeoning art scene. Often working with ancient materials - beams from destroyed temples, Han dynasty urns - Ai Weiwei creates ingenious sculptures that break new artistic ground while commenting on the rapid transformation of contemporary China.
Written by Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiweis work is characterised by its union between opposing paradigms of creation: the Western avant-garde art, comprising the radical destruction of tradition and break with the past to create space for new thinking, and the classical Chinese approach, which upholds tradition and therefore artistic creation as a continuous process fed by an immense culture.