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TEN IN ONE. ARCHITECTURE BASICS

The Basic Architecture series is a building aficionado's delight, with crisp images and texts that give you the full picture. This reference work combines 10 complete monographs for the price of three, introducing us to the architects who challenged and changed the way we live: Aalto, the Bauhaus, Gaudí, Gropius, Le Corbusier, Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Niemeyer, Ponti, and F. L. Wright.
June 30, 2020 | Hardcover | Taschen | 1004 Pages |
$40.00
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TEN IN ONE. ART BASICS: IMPRESSIONISTS

A must-have for any art buff, this definitive who's who of Impressionism gathers 10 monographs from the Basic Art series for the price of three. Precise texts and impeccable reproductions guide us through the life and works of Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Rousseau, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, and van Gogh.
March 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Taschen | 1004 Pages |
$40.00

ART IN CUBA TODAY

A panoramic exploration of Cuba's extraordinary art world, including exclusive interviews with thirty-five of the island's most influential artists and photography by Camillo Guevara.Retracing the vibrant history of Cuban art from 1900 onwards, this book provides an overview of Cuban cultural and artistic development across a number of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, and the visual arts. Together, long-time friends and authors Gilbert Brownstone and Camillo Guevara visited and interviewed Cuba's thirty-five most important and internationally acclaimed visual artists, who talk openly about their education, influences, and the role of art in Cuba. Art has always been at the heart of the Cuban cultural identity, and the island is home to major artists across the spectrum of artistic disciplines. Yet while culture thrived both in the provinces and in Havana throughout the twentieth century, it was with the advent of the revolution and rise of Fidel Castro that free education and widespread access to the arts became top priorities, giving the underprivileged access to the artistic realm that had once been a domain of the elite. Both an invitation into the world of the dynamic Caribbean island and an overview of the Cuban artistic heritage, this book is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in contemporary art and culture.A panoramic exploration of Cuba's extraordinary art world, including exclusive interviews with thirty-five of the island's most influential artists and photography by Camillo Guevara. Retracing the vibrant history of Cuban art from 1900 onwards, this book provides an overview of Cuban cultural and artistic development across a number of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculp
May 21, 2019 | Hardcover |
$50.00
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AI WEIWEI: BARE LIFE

Over the past two decades, the Chinese conceptual artist, activist, and exile Ai Weiwei has created art that addresses complex and sensitive themes of political, ethical, and social urgency. His artworks, which call upon both Western and Chinese cultural traditions, are deeply engaged with the history of art, drawing particularly on conceptualism and minimalism.
December 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum |
$40.00
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MODERNISMS: IRANIAN, TURKISH, AND INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS FROM NYU'S ABBY WEED GREY COLLECTION

Modernisms is the first book to offer a crosscultural exploration of modern art from Iran, Turkey, and India. Focusing on select works from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art at New York University, the contributions here discuss significant pieces from the 1960s and early 1970s.
November 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$50.00

ESCAPE INTO ART?: THE BRUCKE PAINTERS IN THE NAZI PERIOD

The Brücke Museum in Berlin houses the world’s largest collection of works by the early twentieth-century expressionist movement Die Brücke, or The Bridge. Formed in Dresden by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, this group had a major impact on the evolution of modern art. But as Escape into Art? reveals, they were also affected by the rise of Germany’s National Socialist party in the 1930s. Discussing in detail the everyday reality of the Brücke artists under National Socialism, this book takes a critical look at the fates and artistic practice of the movement’s former members in the years after 1933. Explaining the measures carried out against Brücke members as a result of Nazi art policy, Escape into Art? describes how, in 1937, thousands of works by these artists were confiscated from German museums by National Socialist authorities and then shown in a traveling exhibition called “Degenerate Art.” Using numerous sources that have never before been studied, the authors examine not only how these acts affected the creative work and self-image of the painters themselves, but also today’s popular image of expressionism, its vilification as degenerate, and the creation of the Brücke artists’ legend after the end of the Second World War. How much scope for action was there, the book asks, and how should we evaluate the narratives of inner emigration and the zero hour today? Including 180 color plates from the museum’s collection, Escape into Art? offers an in-depth exploration of the effects of National Socialism on Brücke artists and beyond.The Brücke Museum in Berlin houses the world's largest collection of works by the early twentieth-century expressionist movement Die Brücke, or The Bridge. Formed in Dresden by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, this group had a major impact on the evolution of modern art.
August 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$50.00

MARIANNE VON WEREFKIN

Written by Salmen, Brigitte
Born in Russia in 1860, Marianne von Werefkin was a shrewd free thinker and hostess, as can be seen by the salon she began in the Schwabing district of Munich at the beginning of the twentieth century. Here, she assembled famous artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Alfred Kubin, Adolf Erbslöh, Erma Bossi, Franz Marc, and August Macke. But Werefkin was also a talented artist in her own right. In this beautifully illustrated book, Brigitte Salmen delves into Werefkin’s work, restoring her place as one of the pioneering artists of expressionism. Salmen explores Werefkin’s early works from Russia and follows her as she returned to her own art after a long break, during which she sought to further the work of her companion, Alexej Jawlensky. In 1906 after a decade away from her art, Werefkin began painting once more, creating fascinating works in a new, expressive style—the results of her sojourns in the region around the picturesque town of Murnau, Germany, where she often visited with Jawlensky, Münter, and Kandinsky. With these artists, she was an important forerunner and co-founder of the Munich New Artist’s Association, and Salmen traces Werefkin’s powerful influence on the development of the “Blauer Reiter,” or Blue Rider. Finally, Salmen examines Werefkin’s lesser-known later works, which she created in Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived in exile until she died in 1938. An important look at the full life of this undervalued artist, Marianne von Werefkin is an essential book about a woman whose career staked out new ground for female painters.Born in Russia in 1860, Marianne von Werefkin was a shrewd free thinker and hostess, as can be seen by the salon she began in the Schwabing district of Munich at the beginning of the twentieth century. Here, she assembled famous artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Alfred Kubin, Adolf Erbslöh, Erma Bossi, Franz Marc, and August Macke.
July 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 80 Pages |
$13.00

CUBIST COSMOS: FROM PICASSO TO LEGER

Widely considered the most influential art movement of the twentieth century, cubism revolutionized European painting and sculpture, challenging Renaissance depictions of space by depicting figures as dynamic arrangements of volumes and planes. Tracing the growth of cubism between 1908 and 1919, The Cubist Cosmos reveals the movement’s enormous stylistic range and its revolutionary potential for the art that would follow, as well as the way representatives of the avant-garde adopted and transformed its pictorial language. In chronologically and thematically devised chapters, The Cubist Cosmos demonstrates how the influence of folk art, archaic sculpture, and the works of Paul Cézanne became increasingly evident in the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. As the book shows, crystalline and geometric elements began to appear in 1908, followed by the domination of cubism’s characteristic prismatically fragmented forms and an almost colorless austerity through 1911. The authors then follow this new pictorial language as it was taken up by artists like Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and Henri Le Fauconnier, who expanded and displayed it in large formats in the salon exhibitions of the Paris art world.Widely considered the most influential art movement of the twentieth century, cubism revolutionized European painting and sculpture, challenging Renaissance depictions of space by depicting figures as dynamic arrangements of volumes and planes.
July 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$60.00
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OUTSIDER & VERNACULAR ART: THE VICTOR KEEN COLLECTION

In the last five decades, the popularity of outsider art--that is, pieces by artists working outside of the artistic establishment--has grown exponentially, to the point that these powerful works have been embraced by museums, galleries, and the public worldwide.
October 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$50.00
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YOKO ONO & JOHN LENNON: LIBERTE CONQUERANTE / GROWING FREEDOM

Written by Kvaran, Gunnar B
Yoko Ono is a leading experimental and avant-garde artist. In Tokyo during the 1950s, she introduced original questions about the concept of art and the art object, breaking down the traditional boundaries between branches of art. She has since been associated with conceptual art, performance, Fluxus, and 1960s happenings--one of the few women to participate in these movements.
December 20, 2019 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 112 Pages |
$20.00

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