Exhibition Catalogs
Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2
Crazy 4 Cult
Cult Movie Art 2
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781167516

INTRODUCING THE SECOND CULT MOVIE-ART BOOK FROM GALLERY 1988, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST TALKED ABOUT ART GALLERIES An impressive cult movie art collection, featuring art from Gallery 1988, a Los Angeles art gallery that focuses on pop-culture themed artwork. Be prepared to see your favourite cult movies as you've never seem them before This second volume of Cult Movie Art collects the best of the last two years of the show, with pieces inspired by Escape From New York, Shaun of the Dead, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski and many moreGallery 1988's annual cult movie-inspired Crazy 4 Cult art show has become a phenomenon. 2012's show moved from LA for the first time, with a triumphant opening in New York

Gustave Caillebotte
Gustave Caillebotte
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300037228

Examines the works of Caillebotte, a French Impressionist painter, and considers his influences on other painters, his methods and themes

David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective
David Hockney
A Drawing Retrospective
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811813142

David Hockney is perhaps the most widely celebrated artist of recent decades, producing work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking - as well as designing critically acclaimed sets for the stage. David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective brings together for the first time an exciting selection of Hockney's work on paper and in sketchbooks, presenting many drawings that have never been reproduced before - including several from the artist's personal collection. Spanning his entire career, from 1954 to the present, these images show how drawing lies at the very heart of Hockney's work, a fundamental aspect of his graphic approach to every medium. Among the pieces reproduced here are portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and images of California and the other places Hockney has visited, together with subjects that reveal more personal aspects of the artist's life.
Authoritative essays by Ulrich Luckhardt and Paul Melia, curators of the first major retrospective of Hockney's drawings in fifteen years, examine the artist's skills as a draftsman, presenting a chronological view of his evolving style and technique, and placing the drawings in the context of his work as a whole. Biographical notes and a select bibliography are also included, making David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective an invaluable source of reference as well as a beguiling and dazzling compendium of drawings by one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Constantin Brancusi: 1876-1957
Constantin Brancusi
1876-1957
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262023954

Romanian-born Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) is one of the most important names in 20th-century sculpture. This book accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of Brancusi's scultpure, drawings, and photographs organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. This work is illustrated throughout with photographs by the artist and images culled from a wide range of archival sources. The authors provide a detailed reassessment of Brancusi's work, incorporating and extending the revisions in scholarship that have been taking place since the last major retrospective in 1969-1970.

Hockney Paints the Stage
Hockney Paints the Stage
Paperback      ISBN: 0896593975

Shows Hockney's designs for costumes, masks, and sets and discusses the artist's approach to working with ballets and operas

Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century
Henry Moore
Sculpting the 20th Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300089929

Henry Moore (1898-1986) is arguably one of the most famous and beloved sculptors of the twentieth century, yet in recent decades his work has fallen out of favor in the world of contemporary art criticism. This handsome book examines this intriguing contradiction and seeks to reassess Moore's crucial contribution to art of the last century.

Looking at Moore's early engagements with primitivism, his 1930s dialogue with abstraction and surrealism, and his postwar interest in large-scale public sculpture, the authors show how the sculptor helped to define some of the most significant aspects of modernism. The authors also contextualize within the polemics of early modernism Moore's emphasis on direct carving instead of modeling and the necessary balance between abstraction and what he called the "psychological human element". Moore's early sculpture -- largely unfamiliar to the general public -- is given particular attention, enabling the reader to explore the evolution of thematic and formal elements in his work and his ongoing response to different materials. Photographs, some by Moore himself, of over 120 works, including plasters, maquettes, carvings, bronzes, and drawings, are featured, many of which are previously unpublished.

Masks of the World
Masks of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764309684

An extensive collection of beautiful masks from around the world, all portrayed in beautiful color. Powerful in their form, nearly every continent is represented with masks organized by country of origin and by tribal group. The origin, size, materials, and other useful information is included in the concise captions. Also included are photographs of the masks in use. This collection was originally installed as an exhibition of the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California. It will make a welcome addition to any library of tribal art.

Claude Monet: 1840-1926
Claude Monet
1840-1926
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810997096

The Monet exhibition taking place in fall 2010 at the Grand Palais in Paris has caused an international sensation. In a rapturous review on the front page of The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman says that it gives us a sublime painter whose achievement places him in the company of artists who reveal the world with new vision. This catalogue offers a permanent record of this magnificent art exhibition.

Claude Monet is one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. His work appeals both to the broad general public and to artists, who are moved and challenged by his achievement over a working life that spanned six decades. With more than 300 illustrations of Monet's greatest works and accessible essays by leading art historians, this lush volume offers a vivid new perspective on the artist and his work.

Praise for Monet

"The biggest art spectacle in Europe this fall . . . it is, believe it or not, the first full-dress overview Paris has staged in decades, the first chance anywhere to see the whole sweep of his work in some time. The French are treating it like a national celebration. . . . The exhibition would have been a box office smash even if it had corralled fewer of Monet's benchmarks. It happens to be ravishing."--Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times
Wall and Piece
Wall and Piece
by Banksy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1844137864
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Banksy.
His work.
Photographed.
With comments by Banksy.
In a book.
This is that book.
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The Cinquecento in Florence: 'modern Manner' and Counter-Reformation
The Cinquecento in Florence
'modern Manner' and Counter-Reformation
Paperback      ISBN: 8874613512

-Accompanies a splendid exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in Florence -A unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding cultural and intellectual era From 22 September 2017 to 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting a splendid exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in Florence, the third and final act in a trilogy which began with Bronzino ISBN 9788874611546, in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino ISBN 9788874612161, in 2014. Curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, the show, and this accompanying book, explores the development of Florentine art in the second half of the century through the painting, sculpture, and draughtsmanship of such artists as Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati. The exhibition will also provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding cultural and intellectual era that was marked by the Council of Trent and its Counter-Reformation, and by the figure of Francesco I de Medici, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of court patronage of the arts in Europe.