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MAKING VAN GOGH

"Van Gogh is dead, but Van Gogh's people live. And how they live! They are Van-Goghing on all sides." That is how Ferdinand Avenarius described Vincent van Gogh's legacy in the magazine Der Kunstwart in 1910. Indeed, barely fifteen years after his death in 1890, Van Gogh was seen as one of the most important forerunners of modern painting.
February 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 336 Pages |
$60.00
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VENUS BETRAYED: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF EDOUARD VUILLARD

Written by Frey, Julia
Édouard Vuillard was so secretive that he berated himself for betraying his emotions in conversation. He was a reticent, impassioned man, at once a timid stalker and a social climbing anarchist, caught in conflicting desires.
December 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books |
$55.00
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POUSSIN AS A PAINTER: FROM CLASSICISM TO ABSTRACTION

Written by Verdi, Richard
Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of the French school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer visual beauty.
March 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 352 Pages |
$50.00

DONATELLO AND THE DAWN OF RENAISSANCE ART

Written by Coonin, A Victor
The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art—one that came to define the Renaissance. His work was progressive, challenging, and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and innovative interpretations, Donatello uniquely depicted themes involving human sexuality, violence, spirituality, and beauty. But to really understand Donatello, one needs to understand his changing world, marked by the transition from Medieval to Renaissance style and to an art that was more personal and representative of the modern self. Donatello was not just a man of his times, he helped shape the spirit of the times he lived in and profoundly influenced those that came after.The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art--one that came to define the Renaissance. His work was progressive, challenging, and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and innovative interpretations, Donatello uniquely depicted themes involving human sexuality, violence, spirituality, and beauty.
September 12, 2019 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 288 Pages |
$22.50
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ART OF RETURN: THE SIXTIES AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Written by Meyer, James
More than any other decade, the sixties capture our collective cultural imagination. And while many Americans can immediately imagine the sound of Martin Luther King Jr.
September 11, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$45.00
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HANNAH RYGGEN: THREADS OF DEFIANCE

Written by Paasche, Marit
Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) was a Swedish-Norwegian modern artist who began her career as a painter before switching to creating political art in the form of monumental tapestries. Combining the decorative and the political, Ryggen was ahead of her time with her turn to "political weaving." She was also a feminist with strong communist sympathies involved in the international workers' movement.
October 7, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$35.00
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ICONS OF STREET ART: BIG MURALS

Written by Baumler, Suzanne
-Presents 'big murals' - giant works of street art, often with a political message, featuring various artists from all over the world Big murals - giant works of art covering entire house façades, often with a political message.
December 23, 2019 | Hardcover | Monaco Books / Kunth Verlag | 288 Pages |
$110.00
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SCULPTURE OF LES ANIMALIERS 1900-1950

Written by Horswell, Edward
-The first truly comprehensive study of animal sculpture throughout Europe in the period between 1900 and 1950 -Showcases the work of forty artists at the forefront of the 'Les Animaliers' movement -Drawing on the rich archive of the Sladmore Gallery, with over 350 color photographs, individual biographies and two informative essays, this book contains a wealth of information for both established
November 11, 2019 | Hardcover | Scala Arts Publishers Inc. |
$75.00

GIACOMETTI-CHADWICK: FACING FEAR

Written by Keuning, Ralph
In 1956, Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. The youngest artist ever to receive the prize, this British sculptor had begun his career only six years earlier. The runners-up included Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), who was then already a renowned artist and the overwhelming favorite to win. Yet the question of which one received the prize - Giacometti won shortly afterwards, in 1962 - is less significant than the fact that both of them were nominated for it. Each of the two represented, in his own way, the confusion and disillusionment that prevailed in Cold War Europe. For Giacometti, these tensions set off a deep existential crisis that led to a radical shift in his work. His string-like forms, now well known, literally pare down the human being to his essence. In that same period, Chadwick's constructivist figures were described as 'the geometry of fear', a desperate cry expressing the sense of menace that had the artist and his contemporaries in a stranglehold.-Facing Fear is the first time the sculptures of Lynn Chadwick and Alberto Giacometti have ever been explicitly compared and contrasted In 1956, Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. The youngest artist ever to receive the prize, this British sculptor had begun his career only six years earlier.
July 26, 2019 | Paperback | Uitgeverij Waanders & de Kunst |
$35.00
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BRUEGEL'S EYE: RECONSTRUCTING THE LANDSCAPE

-2019 commemorates the 450 anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder -The city of Dilbeek celebrates this with an open-air exhibition with installations by 15 international artists and designers -The exhibition is a time warp setting Bruegel against a 21st century backdrop 2019 commemorates the 450 anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
January 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Stichting Kunstboak | 192 Pages |
$37.50

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