Art Surveys, Art History,

LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF TAKING THE VEIL

In the course of browsing an illustrated book of objects--umbrellas, watches, tools, clothes--artist Max Ernst was struck by the items' unusual juxtapositions. By manipulating the Victorian-era engravings into striking tableaux and adding brief captions, Ernst invented the collage novel and transformed banal advertising art into revealing dramas rooted in his dreams and secret desires.
August 1, 2017 | Paperback |
$18.95

DRAW YOUR WEAPONS

A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world--and that makes all the difference. "How to live in the face of so much suffering?
July 1, 2017 | Hardcover |
$28.00

POWER OF THE AVANT-GARDE: NOW AND THEN

How the 'Great War' influenced art: from Rodin to Duchamp and from Munch to Malevich With contributions from Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall and Marlene Dumas In The Power of the Avant-Garde, contemporary artists from different art disciplines enter into dialogue with their colleagues from the historical avant-garde movement.
December 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$60.00

SCARY PICTURES OF UKIYO-E

Fear and fright are universal emotions that all human beings share. We usually try to avoid anything that seems unknown, dangerous, or eerie. Yet such frightening things often arouse our ghoulish curiosity and a desire to scrutinise them. This can even lead to a thrilling, pleasurable sense of joy in the face of danger. This book explores the various ideas of fright and horror as depicted through ukiyo-e prints made in Japan during the Edo period. Filled with images of supernatural and deformed creatures, spirits armies, wrathful demons, sea monsters, vengeful ghosts, and many other ghastly sights, the book is a treasure trove of chillingly titillating, wild imaginations.
Paperback |
$21.00

THESE STRANGERS... PAINTING AND PEOPLE

60 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in stiff illustrated paper covers. English language edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at S.M.A.K., in Ghent from October 1, 2016-January 8, 2017 featuring works by Nicole Eisenman, Victor Man, Alice Neel, Elizabeth Peyton, and others.
Paperback |
$30.00

SHORT STORY OF ART: A POCKET GUIDE TO KEY MOVEMENTS, WORKS, THEMES AND TECHNIQUES

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques.
May 2, 2017 | Paperback | Laurence King Publishing | 224 Pages |
$19.99

CHARDIN AND REMBRANDT

Written by Marcel Proust
"Only a petty mind, an artist who at most speaks and dresses as such, looks solely for people in whom he recognizes the harmonious proportions of allegorical figures.
April 3, 2019 | Paperback | Ekphrasis | 64 Pages |
$12.95

SMALL WONDERS: LATE GOTHIC BOXWOOD MICROCARVINGS FROM THE LOW COUNTRIES

Written by Frits Scholten
Boxwood prayer beads, rosaries and miniature altarpieces made in Northern Europe during the early 1500s demonstrate the limitless potential of human artistic practice. These tiny masterpieces, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, depict complex scenes with elegance and precision.
April 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Nai010 Publishers | 687 Pages |
$60.00

CHROMAPHILIA: THE STORY OF COLOR IN ART

Written by Paul, Stella
"Structured by hue, each chapter tells the unique histories of individual colors ..."--Introduction.
March 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Phaidon Press |
$49.95

TALK ABOUT STREET ART

From the OBEY Giant posters to Banksy's stencils and from iconic bubble letter tags to mosaic space invaders, street art is omnipresent. This book covers all aspects of an art form that is often underappreciated, ephemeral, and illegal. Street art is found on every continent, and the book gives focus to each country and its own modes of expression and specificities.
Paperback |
$9.98

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