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BROAD COLLECTION

Written by Joanne Heyler
This introduction to Los Angeles' newest art museum, The Broad, takes readers into the heart of a dramatic, innovative building designed by world-renowned architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro that provides access to one of the world's great art collections. Built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, the new museum that bears their name is home to nearly 2,000 works that are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative "veiland-vault" concept, the 120,000-square-foot building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad's comprehensive collections and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation's lending library. The book examines The Broad as an architectural landmark and international cultural destination, exploring its history, context, and potential impact on downtown Los Angeles. The volume features eye-popping photographs from Iwan Baan and others that guide readers through the building's extraordinary design. It also includes an illustrated roundtable discussion, led by the celebrated architectural critic Paul Goldberger, as well as an essay by Aaron Betsky that reflects upon the interactions between architect, collector, and audience. Fans of architecture, design, and modern and contemporary art will have much to appreciate in this beautifully documented exploration of the role architecture has in shaping the museum experience from entry to exit.This volume of superb writing and lavish illustrations pays tribute to one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and now a major new museum, The Broad in Los Angeles.
October 25, 2015 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing |
$85.00
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EGON SCHIELE: ALMOST A LIFETIME

Written by Christian Bauer
One of the most important artists of the early twentieth century, Egon Schiele is vastly influential--not just in his native Austria, where he was a major figure of Austrian expressionism, but around the world. Yet Schiele spent almost his entire life in Vienna and Lower Austria, and the cultural currents of the region can be seen in the ways he thought about and made art.
October 15, 2015 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$55.00
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NEW YORK PAINTING

New York City has served as the inspiration to some of the most spectacular moments in painting. With a storied history in the arts, the city stormed the international art world in the 1950s with Jackson Pollack and the New York School of abstract expressionism. In the 1960s, Andy Warhol's Factory brought pop art to worldwide attention.
August 15, 2015 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$39.95
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ROYAL TREASURES FROM THE LOUVRE: LOUIS XIV TO MARIE-ANTOINETTE

Written by Chapman, Martin
This breathtaking survey of French royal patronage features full-color illustrations of more than 100 objects, many so precious that they rarely leave the Louvre.
December 25, 2012 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing | 176 Pages |
$19.95
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LOST TREASURES: THE WORLD'S GREAT RICHES REDISCOVERED

Written by McIntosh, Jane
Sunken cargo, hidden jewels, and buried gold have long been the subject of myths and real-life discoveries. Lost Treasures recounts the fascinating stories behind the endless quest for the world's missing fortunes. Fully illustrated and containing detailed maps, the book charts the original histories of treasures waiting to be found-continent by continent and ocean by ocean.
November 2, 2010 | Hardcover | Carlton Publishing Group | 256 Pages |
$19.95
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HOW TO READ ART: A CRASH COURSE IN UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING PAINTINGS

Written by Rideal, Liz
This charmingly illustrated, highly informative field guide to understanding art history is small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers. This seventh entry in the hugely popular How to Read series is a one-stop guide to understanding the world's great artworks.
April 14, 2015 | Paperback | Universe Publishing(NY) | 256 Pages |
$18.95
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MY GRANDFATHER'S GALLERY: A FAMILY MEMOIR OF ART AND WAR

Written by Sinclair, Anne
"My Grandfather's Gallery tells Paul Rosenberg's story in bits and pieces that construct a life and a legend through association . . . A detailed and important record of twentieth century art."-The Boston Globe
October 6, 2015 | Paperback | Picador USA | 256 Pages |
$16.00

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 1933-1957

Written by Molesworth, Helen
A dynamic new look at the legendary college that was a major incubator of the arts in midcentury America In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic experience central to learning.
October 13, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 400 Pages |
$75.00
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LOOKING AT PICTURES

Written by Walser, Robert
A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art.
November 9, 2015 | Hardcover | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 144 Pages |
$24.95
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STREET ART TODAY: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL STREET ARTISTS TODAY

Written by Luong, Elise
An overview of the 50 street artists and their works that matter today. With exclusive portraits and interviewsArtists include: David Walker, Banksy, Slinkachu, Mobstr, Vhils and many othersStreet Art Today offers a topical and contemporary overview of the most influential street artists and their work as well as the most important schools.
May 15, 2016 | Hardcover | Lannoo Publishers | 272 Pages |
$69.95

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